Here is an excerpt from the GoErie.com article of January 26th that has been mentioned before:
With the NBA having a shortened season due to the lockout, there isn't much practice time, so D'Antoni likes the idea of putting Lin and Jordan in game situations with Erie.
"We won't be able to assess them anyway, so it's better that they go down and play so we can watch them play and develop," D'Antoni said.
NBA teams can send down first- and second-year players up to three times a season. Next season, they'll be able to send down first- to third-year players as often as they want.
D'Antoni said it's easier to send down players like Jordan and Lin because they weren't expected to play much for the Knicks this season.
"If they figured in our plans, we wouldn't send them down in the first place," he said.
This excerpt tells you all you need to know about Jeremy's lack of playing time. Funny, it seems that D'Antoni hasn't even watched the tape of JLin's D-league game as he states. Sadly, only if all the other guards come down with the flu or get injured in the same game, will Jeremy get any rotation minutes. Unless, through some miraculous change in thinking, D'Antoni looks down the bench and says to himself, "I'm going to get fired anyway, lets try the Asian dude who's bigger than all of my current point guards. He plays a little D, and can actually beat his man off the dribble." Nah, that's not going to happen.
Anyway, It will be interesting to see what happens with Jeremy as his contract guarantee date approaches. Assistant GM, Allan Houston, looks to be a backer. Also, the rumor is that Phil Jackson may take over if D'Antoni is fired. We will see very soon.