Friday, December 23, 2011

Will Jeremy Stay A Rocket?

We'll find out tomorrow if Jeremy Lin makes the 15 man roster. It's a long shot as the Houston Rockets are very deep and have 15 players with guaranteed contracts as well as Jeremy whose contract I believe is non-guaranteed. The late signing of Samuel Dalembert and Jeff Adrien (who is a solid pick up; saw him with the Warriors early last season) make it extra difficult. With the Rockets waiting to the last minute to make their last roster cut, I'm sure they've looked at all trade possibilities and are thinking hard about keeping him. It's so tough for Jeremy being an undrafted Asian player. He is trying to beat out a 2nd pick of an entire NBA draft (who in my opinion, cannot even dominate in the D-league and is not an NBA player) but is 7' 3". He is also up against another high draft pick (6th pick), but who is coming off a major injury. Without a trade, the only player they would waive besides Jeremy would be Adrien. However, with Patrick Patterson out for a awhile, Jeff Adrien, who could be a Chuck Hayes type player, is a nice fit. Whatever happens, Jeremy has shown in just 5 minutes of a pre-season game, what I've known for a long time, that he is a legit NBA guard. No doubt, he'll be on an NBA roster this season. We'll see Saturday if it's the Houston Rockets.

55 comments:

  1. Jeremy dunking and dancing at the Rockets open practice.

    http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2011/12/20/20111220_rockets_open_practice.nba/index.html

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  2. Jeremy has to face this kind of situation again and again, and it seems that his career is full with ups and downs.

    Lin has proven that he can definitely play as shown in those pre-season games though only played for a few minutes.

    http://www.jimmynews.com/

    I hope that Rockets will make a wise decision whether to keep him or not.

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  3. It's tough for Jeremy because he's undrafted. Why do you have to make it about him being Asian? You'll never get very far if you use always use race as an excuse.

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  4. I don't think we'll get a real answer today:

    http://www.bizofbasketball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=857:complete-list-of-all-players-on-opening-day-rosters-in-the-nba&catid=34:nba-news&Itemid=54

    http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/

    Jeremy is technically on the Opening Day roster, but Dalembert is not officially signed. So unless Morey makes a move very soon, JL will probably be waived in a couple days. If they trade Dragic or Flynn, I'd really like to see him stick with the Rockets. McHale is a very smart guy who appreciates JL's skills.

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  5. The fact that Lin is still with the Rockets a day before season opens tells me he has a decent chance to stick. My guess is that Houston is working for a last minute trade, and everyone in the roster is open. If they can get a draft pick out of Dragic, Flynn, or Lin, it's a win, especially for Flynn and Lin because Flynn hasn't shown he's worthy of anything close to what he's making (3M+), and they picked up Lin for free.

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  6. Looks like Lin staying a rocket, opening day roster set at 15 and I think they are holding off on signing the center samuel, unless they make a trade.

    http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/

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  7. On the Rockets forum, one of the teams mentioned for Lin is the Kings. The speculation is he would be part of some kind of sign and trade deal. I'd like that personally as getting to Sacramento once in a while would be feasible. Not that forum postings are always accurate...lol.

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  8. Feigen just tweeted that Lin got cut so the team could sign Dalembert.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Jonathan_Feigen/status/151034490158981122

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  9. In terms of another team picking him up, the Kings and Nuggets are the only teams I can see that have the available roster space and only 1 backup PG.

    JL keeps impressing at every level, but sometimes talent isn't enough. You have to be lucky, too.

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  10. Thanks should be given to the Rockets organization for picking him up and allowing him to showcase his ability, even for just 5min 45 sec. Still wondering if he is now a free agent or subject to the waiver claims. By the way, watching the Mavs play right now, looks like they could use some help. They do have a roster spot... Lin's agent is in Texas. Roger, if you follow this site, get to work!

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  11. Turned out being claimed off waivers by the rockets was a bad deal for him, he could've become a free agent and found a team that have less crowded back court better chance to succeed. Now almost all teams are set to open the season, no more preseason to try things out. The bright side is that he took advantage of that last preseason game with the rockets and showed up big. Teams have noticed. He'll be back!

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  12. I wouldn't be surprised if Mavs or Spurs pick him up. Both teams can carry an extra player, and both have seen him up close. Warriors are a possibility also because of Curry's ankle. It'd be wild if GS brought him back.

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  13. If Jeremy doesn't get picked up now, he can always showcase what he can do in the D-League and get picked up that way. Not the end of the world.

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  15. The Knicks' rookie PG Iman Shumpert is going to be out for 2-4 weeks. Maybe they'll take a chance on Lin? He did work out for them pre-draft last year.

    Also, the Nuggets added another backup PG yesterday, so if another NBA team picks him up, I'm guessing it'll be the Kings or the Knicks.

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  16. Warriors aren't going to bring Lin back given all the "hype" around Jenkins (Jackson and Lacob have publicly said they like him, though Lacob said the same about Lin last year). Plus the Warriors have Ish Smith so it's 4 guys at guard plus Thompson.

    Some posted on a Phoenix Suns message board that Lin would be a good / cheap pickup to evaluate as the Suns aren't very good now. It would be great to let Lin learn from Nash.

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  17. Yeah Phoenix Suns would be a great pick up for Lin...

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  19. looks like he got cut:
    http://www.nba.com/rockets/roster/

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  20. If this is Jeremy Lin's website, it's weak sauce.

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  21. Weak sauce representation for a leader of the asian-american community

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  22. Lol, I bet unknown Is the same low life scrub that comes here to false advertise!!!!

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  24. I keep flip flopping whether I think it would be good for Lin to be picked up again by the Warriors. The plus side is that with Curry's troublesome ankle, the Warriors may need some extra depth at PG. The main down side is that Jackson's a rookie coach who will be spending his first season trying to figure things out.

    I was shocked that in today's game, heralded Jenkins, who is supposed to be the primary backup at PG, got only 1 minute even though Curry was very ineffective with his injured ankle. There's 2 ways to interpret that: 1) Jackson doesn't trust Jenkins yet, so Lin could have an opportunity to earn some rotation time, or 2) If Jenkins can only get 1 minute, then Lin would not even dress.

    I think the best thing for Lin now would be to play in D-League as a free agent and dominate there like he did last year. Then when an established team with an established coach and system has a need for a player like Lin (perhaps due to injury), then they can sign him immediately.

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  25. Jason Ling or whoever the hell "it" you are, you're still a low life scrub. You bring nothing here. I bet you bitch at everything in life! Now go away!

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  26. The Warriors DO have an open roster spot as they are only carrying 14 players. I don't know if there are any restrictions for the Warriors to reclaim Jeremy off of waivers. Otherwise, they can just wait until he clears to resign him.

    As a Warrior fan, looking at the box score tonight, it looks like the same old Warriors. Curry played about 30 minutes (probably due to his ankle) so Monta played 43 with Rush taking a good chunk of the minutes. Thompson played a little bit. But BOTH back up point guards (Smith / Jenkins) COMBINED for 6 minutes of action.

    I don't see much of an opportunity for Jeremy to play for the Warriors. Jenkins / Smith have been practicing and know a lot about the system. I would like to think that Jeremy is better than both these guys but I don't think the Warriors are going to lean on any of these guys for an extended amount of time.

    I see Monta playing point if Curry is hurting with Thompson / Rush swinging to the shooting guard and backing up Wright at the SF spot.

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  27. Jenkins is still a rookie in his first pro game. There aren't many if any coaches who play rookies significant minutes unless they are lotto picks. Lin would have played more.

    The ways Curry turned the ball over boggled the mind. I think GS overvalued Curry. They should've used him in a trade for Paul when they had a chance. If they did that, they'd have had a chance at Chandler. Now that'd be a "bold" move.

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  28. Unless something happens on the waiver wire, it's time to start speculating about being in the D-League or going overseas. I notice that Eric Musselman is now coaching the LA D-Fenders. Maybe there's a spot for him there.

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  29. Just heard the news. Hang out in Houston for awhile, it's a decent place to be for new years. There are plenty of teams out there that will need 1 & 2's on their roster.

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  30. @TommyBeer: "Rockets released PG Jeremy Lin to make room for Dalembert... Lin a possible fit for Knicks."

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  31. @SportandoBasket: "Jeremy Lin, waived by Rockets, has no intention to pursue a career overseas this season. He wants to stay in US, source reports to Sportando"

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  32. Knicks would be nice for a temporary position with Iman, Baron Davis, and possibly Mike Bibby out. Also Tyson Chandler and Amare in the frontline, with Carmelo on the wing and a major market for Lin to showcase what he can do. That's a Win-Lin situation right there!

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  33. Was at the Warriors game tonight and Ish Smith hardly played and Jenkins say on the bench again. The PG's were Curry, Ellis and a little but of Thompson. Remains to be seen if Lin gets picked up by the Warriors again.

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  34. If the Mark Jackson doesn't play Charles Jenkins, he definitely won't play Jeremy Lin if he was still on the Warriors.

    They used JLin as a PR tool, get over it, they had no plan to use him as point guard or even a backup point. Just like the Rockets had no plan for JLin either.
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Rockets are still using Jeremy's picture in a #17 Rockets jersey in Chinese advertisements.

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  35. Warriors / Knicks possibly looking at Jeremy:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/34619/sources-knicks-warriors-eyeing-jeremy-lin

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  36. Niiice.

    If the Knicks come calling, Jeremy should absolutely choose them over the Warriors. Why? Because he has a real shot at 10-15mpg with both Shumpert and Davis out. Whether or not JL sticks with NY, he'll finally have a chance to show teams what he can do (and the NYC media market helps).

    But if JL goes back to Golden State, he'll just be a garbage time player for a poorly run, perennial loser franchise with two healthy backup PGs already on the roster. Not to mention all the "PR gimmick!" backlash. If the Knicks take him, this whole mess could truly be a blessing in disguise.

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  37. Ya if I was Jeremy, I'd take the Knicks spot because they are in need of a PG to play backup minutes assuming Bibby isn't 100% either.

    If Golden State wants him, which seems like part of it is because of the owner, he can always go back and I agree with the "PR gimmick". Jeremy needs to take the offer that will give him the best time to showcase what he's got. NY media and fans can be tough but they will give him praise if he plays good (I think they will like his hustle) and trash him if he sucks but I think Jeremy can play through that type of pressure now.

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  38. Should Definitely go to NY.. Better options for Lin on the Knicks Roster...

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  39. The owner of this blog is lagging!!! Too bad this isn't a wiki-like site for Jeremy Lin w/streaming Twitter comments mentioning Lin, we could get more up-to-date info and possibly user-submitted articles as well.

    Oh well, it IS the holidays! And a good effort, nonetheless! Happy Holidays, All!

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  41. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/998934-nba-rumors-jeremy-lin-and-top-choices-to-replace-iman-shumpert-for-knicks

    jeremy lin going to the Knicks!

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  42. Hot dog! Pass the mustard !!!! Made My Day!

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  43. It would be great fun if Lin comes to town tomorrow with the Knicks and we get to see him against Jenkins.

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  44. http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/34619/sources-knicks-warriors-eyeing-jeremy-lin

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  45. OH Hells yeah, if it comes through... Need to get my league pass for the Knicks game...

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  46. Jeremy Lin might be the John Starks they need on that team, hopefully...

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  47. More good news, League Pass is free until Jan 8!

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  48. The Knicks signed Jeremy! though I wish he could have gotten back on the Warriors or at least Kings, then I can go watch him live. But whatever, glad he is on a team and he'll get a lot of support from the Asians in NY.

    http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

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  50. Nicee!!! Good to see Jeremy back in Oakland for some pay back for cutting him, I expect him to play with a chip on his shoulder and shut down curry.

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  51. Looks like curry gonna be out and Lin gonna be defending ish or Jenkins.

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  52. He should be with the team but I doubt D'Antoni will play him tomorrow without him getting some practice in at the guard position.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks

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