Looks like another blowout loss ... the only question now is, will the coach let Jeremy Lin into the game ? The Knicks could barely beat OKC with Melo ... and now without Melo.Or will he give more minutes to Douglas and Bibby, risking further injury to the team ?
support a cause! tell d'antoni to play lin! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Play-Jeremy-Lin/356025114423367
Yeah it really suxx when fans are hoping for the Knicks to lose by a blowout so that maybe, just maybe, coach D will put in Jeremy Lin.
Glad to see Jeremy looking comfortable out there. He fits right in the professional level with his skills. The announcer also linked Jeremy Lin with the 49ers since he is a bay area native. He said something like "Jeremy Lin is happy tonight. Hes a palo alto native and the 49ers won big today" LOL so he's well known in Oklahoma even as a 12th man.
1-1 FG, 1-2 FT, 1 RB, 1 AST, 0 TO, +10. Looked solid out there. Strange foul on Aldrich though. He was probably looking for the highlight reel block.http://www.dopewar.com
He looked composed out there tonight...attacked when necessary and didn't force anything. Also had a good dish at the end. Yes, it was garbage time...but think he looked great out there tonight.
On a side note: Just turned on the Mavericks game and saw Yi Jianlian throw down a monster dunk that made the Dallas crowd go crazy.
Like I said, that one bad stint last week was a fluke-y choke. It happens. Tonight is the real, usual JL. The question is whether he can do it non-garbage time against quality PGs (top backups and the occasional starter). But he still hasn't been given a chance. I really think he could excel with the Knicks if given consistent playing time. He has already shown a nice rapport with Jordan on the drive-and-dish, leading to easy dunks. Imagine how well he could do alongside Amare and Tyson.
I'd love to watch a Knicks practice. Jeremy Lin is a relentless and athletic player who will go at guys in practice just as hard as he would go at them in games. A coach actually has to monitor guys like Lin that practice super hard. Sometimes a player like Lin will wear out his teammates in practice such that they are not able to play their best in games. Certainly the Knick guards have demonstrated lots of inconsistency in the Lin"era". Larry Bird was redshirted at IU his first year. His coach had to curtail his practicing because the other players were losing their ability from being outplayed by Bird. I would imagine that Lin practices as hard as Bird did, though obviously Lin is not Larry Bird.
I think if Lin was tearing Melo, Fields, Shumps up in practise so much so, D'Antoni would be blind not to put him in. I think the shortened schedule has hurt Lin in terms of practise time. Now theres less practise and hence less time for the coaching staff to evaluate Lins game. As a result, there relying on tried and tested guards such as bibby and douglas. Its unfortunate, but its a testament to Lin's character if he can fight through and make a consistent roster spot, whether its on the Knicks or another team. Hopefully garbage time games such as today are stepping stones to his future role as a strong player in the league.
Sometimes, a guy can dominate in basketball and not be noticed for it. The NY Times did an article in 2009 on Shane Battier, the "No Stats All Star". The article talked about how Battier helps his team win in ways that don't seem obvious. To me, Lin does a lot of things to help his team win. Even in limited time, Lin shows that he is a ferocious player on both ends of the court who wreaks good havoc on the other team. For example, Lin usually pushes the ball upcourt when he grabs a rebound or forces a turnover. That puts pressure on the other team to defend and also forces his teammates to press the attack. I don't know if anybody keeps stats on that, but I notice Lin doing that and I am sure that readers here notice too. If Lin indeed practices the same way he plays in games, then he's a total pest who might be doing damage without being noticed.
The good thing is Jeremy did not get.cut So they must saw some potential in him.
box score looks good. any video highlights?
Hey guys are there any video highlights? I'm actually quite interested to see his production for four minutes given he was on the floor that closed the margin.
A coach once said, "When you start listening to the people in the bleachers, you end up sitting with them."With a season as chaotic as this one, Jlin may play significant minutes by default alone. This D'antoni is a dead coach walking unless he turns this team around soon and I don't see it happening. Perhaps, the new coach will look around and have to ask, "Who knows how to play team ball?"
Somebody ban Cali please. Mike D'Antoni is not going do his job based on a Facebook page.
I agree. he should be banned
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Anyone has the video highlight, want to see it so bad!!!!
Hope JLin will get some more playing time next game...Will be watching YI in the mean time.....
I didn't see the game. But from the play by play it said that Lin was awarded the layup for 2-points because of a goaltend by OKC's Cole Aldrich. Is this true?
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