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lol, that is a terrible photo, looks like a mug shot.
scrimmage from 12/15/11http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJu1GQEMoLI
Lin Deserves a spot, should be 2nd string at least on that Rockets roster... Good Luck to Jeremy...
Thanks for the video. Jeremy looks much more confident. 2 minutes, 1 steal, 2 rebounds, 2-2 free throws, 1-1 shooting. No assists (he seems to be at the off guard position) no turnovers. Showed good hustle on defense although he seemed out of position once.It's still too early to tell if he can stick because of the number of guards the Rockets have, but he is showing he is NBA caliber. I'm confident he will end up somewhere.
He looked like the kind of guard that can start on any freaking NBA team.. He better have a roster on that Rocket team... Lin is a hustler....
There's 5 pg's on the team. Lowry, Flynn, Dragic, Lin, Jaaber. Something's gotta give...
Interesting that they're playing him off the ball. Maybe they're considering him as a backup 2 or combo guard. Though Kevin Martin, Courtney Lee, and Terrence Williams are all supposed to be 2's. Wow, do they need to trade someone.
Does anyone know if the preseason game tomorrow against the Spurs is being shown anywhere?
Yes, it is scheduled to be shown on NBATV and KTXH.http://www.nba.com/games/20111217/SASHOU/gameinfo.html?ls=gt2hp0011100006If any of you want me to record it and put in Youtube, I can. I just don't know how. Anyone got any links to some good tutorials? My laptop has HDMI and my TV is 1080P as well.
He came in with 2:06 left to play in the 4th and got block. I guess no need to put that on Youtube.
JLin blocked by his Reno teammate Doug Thomas.. :(He was in the game because Dragic fouled out. I don't think they planned to play him tonight.
But the Rockets won the game, so you can put that on youtube??? If you're looking for something positive out of this, The Rockets look pretty good to me... That block was expected because Lin was driving in traffic, big deal.... Not sure if he'll make a spot on the team, it's already deep with Lowry/Dragic/Flynn.... Good luck to Jeremy either way....
The lockout really hurt Jeremy (and others like him) who are on the fringe of the NBA. Jeremy would have gotten a chance to show his skills during the summer and perhaps show the GSW management he could play and compete, especially against rookie Charles Jenkins. Now with a short preseason, coaches aren't going to get great looks at the young players as well. In reading a local article about the Warriors, Jeremy was cut because coach Mark Jackson liked Jenkins. Jenkins is a NYC kid (which Jackson was as well) and Jackson just liked his aggressiveness. Call it favoritism or whatever, but that's the cards Jeremy was dealt. THe good news though? Jeremy snuck in some minutes whereas four others players didn't. I think Jeremy may be looked as a 4th / 5th guard who may be in the D-League OR just the 13th to 15th man on the roster.
This is JeremyLin.net, not Rockets.net so there is no need to put the whole game on Youtube. It's only about Lin highlights. Him getting blocked isn't exactly a highlight, unless you want it to be on the Not So Top 10.
Who wants to see Lin getting blocked as a highlight, and why bring it up?? If you think he sucks just say he sucks it's that simple... I'm surprise he even got some minutes to play, that was a plus...
Unfortunately, I don't think Jeremy is gonna make this team. Barely got any minutes in a preseason game. Unless the Rockets make a trade, it's not looking too good.
Looking around the NBA, I think it will be hard for Jeremy to stick somewhere if the Rockets do cut him. The few teams with back up PG problems I see are:Hornets (Terrico White)Blazers (Armon Johnson/Nolan Smith)Utah (Earl Watson, who JLin schooled last season when they played)But...with a shortened preseason, would Lin be ready to step in right away? Unlikely. I really don't know what the future holds for him. It's hard to tell how the Rockets value him and what kind of opportunities he might have elsewhere in the league.
Watching the brief YouTube highlights of the Rockets practicing, I am starting to think that Jeremy really is more a combo guard than a point guard. He didn't handle the ball too much and the couple of highlights of Jeremy with the ball, he attacked the basket. What made Jeremy successful at Harvard was that he was a scorer and attacked the basket. That allowed him to create for his teammates. Alas, it's a little harder for Jeremy to shoot, score and attack consistently at the NBA level. Jeremy needs to improve his shooting and that might open up his driving. But I am having trouble envisioning Jeremy as a PURE point guard ala Magic, Kidd or Stockton. That being said, the Rockets may keep Jeremy and just designate him as a 13th to 15th man or just D-League him. He doesn't make a ton of money and if the Rockets see some potential in him, might as well keep him.
It's just frustrating to see Jeremy in a worse position than he was last year with GS. Best case with Rockets (assuming no trades): Lin is the 4th PG and is dressed in street clothes for most games.
DCL: "I am starting to think that Jeremy really is more a combo guard than a point guard"Yes, that was already apparent last year in summer league and all throughout the season and D-League. I think Lin's role in the NBA would be like a J.J. Barea type player. I see his role as coming off the bench and aggressively attack the basket and play hard-nosed defense. His slashing can create open shots for other players, but he's not a natural pure PG. Although I'm sure his PG skills can improve gradually.Houston's PGs are going to be Lowry, Dragic, and Flynn. Even if Lin makes the team, he'd probably riding the bench. I'd rather see Lin get waived and play in the D-League as a free agent rather than have Houston handcuff him as a non-rotation player. That way, he can get signed midseason by a team that really needs his type of skills. We saw that last year as the top DL players got called up by playoff contenders.
real-dsb, You make good points. The problem? NBA teams told Jeremy early on that he needed to be a "pure PG" to succeed in the NBA. For some reason, NBA teams don't think 6'3" guys can play shooting guard but Monta Ellis does just fine. Of course, Ellie has quickness and other things Jeremy doesn't have. Jeremy needs to approach his NBA practice and game stints like he did in the D-League. Go hard and attack when the opportunity arises. Of course, in watching Jeremy's stint with the Warriors, I think he defers to much. After all, Jeremy's not the star and jacking up shots is not a good idea. But that's why he needs to get confidence in his shooting and figure out his role in the NBA (if he has one).
@ R U Sure. You seem to not understand my point and keep twisting my words. When did I say he sucks? Of course nobody wants to see him get blocked, thus there is nothing to put on Youtube regarding Jeremy for this game because there are no highlights to begin with. Again, I can care less about the Rockets whether they win or lose. That is why I wouldn't put the game on Youtube. Simple as that.