Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Knicks vs Pistons

Thanks aman2k for the Rockets highlights.

This is a big week for JLin. It looks like D'antoni has finally given in and with Baron and Melo still out, Douglas and Bibby just playing horrible, JLin will get more real minutes. Jeremy is playing for his next contract, being a free agent after this season. Right now, most would agree he is a 12th to 15th man on an NBA roster. He needs to show everyone in the next few games that he is more than that. He started off solidly against the Rockets. This is a golden opportunity that he must continue to take advantage of with a nice matchup against the Pistons tonight.


38 comments:

  1. Nice floater over Dalembert! Solid defense vs both Dragic and Lee, showing his versatility in guarding both 1 and 2 guards. Overall, thought he looked great running the show w/ the first unit, and Amare seemed to enjoy getting the ball passed to him for once! Keep it up, JLin.

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  2. Keeping turnover to minimum is critical for any NBA player's career. Very joyful to watch JL playing and thankful to Jeremy doing God's mission(basketball)& sharing happy time with communities.

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  3. looks like lin might get some PT tonight.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/10503/dantoni-davis-probably-wont-play-this-week

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  4. From NYMag...Ten Non-Sarcastic Reasons to Be Excited About the Knicks Heading Forward

    "....5. Jeremy Lin might only be playing when the Knicks are toast — sort of making him the opposite of a human victory cigar; maybe a human gas face? — but every time he's on the court, he's the only player you watch...."

    JL gets noticed. If JL gets more PT, he will get noticed for being a good player.

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2012/01/gonna-be-hard-to-write-this-knicks-post.html

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  5. I'm very excited to see JLin actually playing 20 mins against Houston. JLin did well but seems to be lacking at times. I don't think it's rust but a need for tweaking and improvements. A couple of missed lay-ups and stumbling to the ground and losing the ball is a no no. He needs to improve body control and learn how to shield off when going for lay-ups against bigger opponents. He needs to have better balance and not trip up so much. I also would like to see JLin quicker with his passes to open teammates. I think he has the potential to pass like Ricky Rubio. I like JLin scoring off dribble penetration, pick and rolls, mid-range jumpers but not 3 pointers at the moment. JLin doesn't look as smooth when playing with the first unit. It probably just takes some time to build team chemistry if D'Antoni decides to play him more. I'd like to see JLin in more pick and rolls with Amare if he does play more--kind of like what Karl Malone and John Stockton used to do.

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  6. You welcome. Hopefully, I get to make another Lin video tonight!
    http://asianathletes.wordpress.com

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  7. Hey folks! So the line is in for tongihts game. The Knicks are 9 point favorites. You know what that means... The Knicks will likely blow out the Pistons, meaning that Jeremy will get to play one way or another, meaningful minutes or not. My guess is they will give Jeremy another shot in a close game. Hoipefully Jeremy will help lead the charge and help the Knicks bettors cover the 9 point spread. ;)

    Best of luck to all and Jeremy.

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  8. Jeremy in. It's quite funny how much attention he gets. When he get up from the bench, there was a standing ovation, but im not sure if it was for Jeremy or for the great job by the Knicks starters who were going on the bench... but the announcer clearly thought it was for Jeremy as he said "Standing ovation for Jeremy Lin as he checks in".... if it really was for Jeremy, then his cult following is over the top.

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    1. Even more so the fact that he's not in Golden State anymore. This is New York and he's still getting the louder than normal cheers.

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    2. People like to root for the underdog... Even more so sine he's Asian???

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    3. I even heard some fans shouting "shoot it!" when Jeremy was bring the ball down the court.

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    4. They're talking about Jeremy Lin on the post game show and they mentioned the fans cheering for him.

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    5. The standing ovation u heard was for Jeremy Lin. I know this bcuz Im a Knick fan who lives in NYC & have been watching their games constantly since '96. We had a player once, Herb Williams, who always received standing ovations when he entered da game, but he was a 12th man. The crowd would sometimes chant "We Want Herb!" in games where the Knicks were blowing out their opponents. Jeremy Lin is clearly already a fan favorite here with the Knicks, as I guess would be the case cuz of his background and like was mentioned by the user before me, that he's an "underdog". A good thing I got out of tonight's game was that JLin got some minutes, albeit garbage time, & Mike Bibby didn't get any. Maybe D'Antoni finally has figured out that Bibby is done in this league and that a better option would be to go to Lin? I don't know, just saying. All that said, I don't expect to see Lin play in either of the next 2 games vs Chicago & Boston, only if the Knicks are getting blown out, or are winning by alot (which I doubt will be the case).

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    6. As for Bibby's DNP, I don't think he cares much about his career at this point. He had his time in the league and made his money. He should enjoy his life rather risking his physical health doing things he can't do like he used to. Everyone feels Bibby is done. The people want to see Jeremy.

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    7. I vividly remember another player that fans gave ovations to.

      In the 90s, the Knicks had a player named Brian Quinett. He was a 6'7" 230 lb white forward who drafted with I think the 40th pick. The Knicks were intrigued by his team play and also the fact that he had scored 50 points in college in a single game (was it against Washington State or did he play for them?)

      Brian Quinett was definitely not an NBA player, though I think he lasted two years. He just didn't have NBA athleticism, though he was physical enough to not.get bullies physically. Quinnett was a guy who never did anything wrong, but he never did anything right either.

      On an unrelated subject, I miss ex Knicks gm Al Bianchi.

      He hired Rick Pitino, drafted Mark Jackson as a ROY despite being.the
      18th pick, signed Johnny Newman who was a terrific rotation player despite getting physically pounded by post up small forwards like Xavier McDaniel (Newman got his revenge by running circles around a hobbled McDanie when Newman's Hornets played Xman's Knicks), did that Oakley for Cartwright trade.that benefited both teams, and drafted Rod Strickland. My only beef with Bianchi is that he was too quick to trade guys if they did not agree with the team.concept (i.e. Mark Jackson complaining about playing behind the washed up Mo Heeks under Coach John Macleod).

      And for the diehard Knick fans like myself, don't forget Eddie Lee Wilkins who was actually a serviceable center who should have played many more minutes. Also, don't forget the MAJOR mistake the Knicks made when they drafted the insane Jerrod Mustaf over Duane Causwell who looked like and idolized Patrick Ewing. Causwell played for Sacramento and was a solid NBA center who would have been much more useful to the Knicks than Mustaf was.

      Bianchi was a Suns scout for the last years of Jerry Colangelo's reign. Not surprisingly, they got Steve Nash and drafted Stoudemire and kicked off a long playoff run that has finally ended now that Bianchi is gone. Bianchi was likely instrumental in making Dantoni the head coach of the Suns. If the Suns had Bianchi, they probably wouldn't have made franchise killing moves like drafting Robin Lopez (a slow stone handed center who does not belong in the NBA) or signing Turkoglu/Warrick/Childress to replace Stoudemire or signing Shannon Brown and Sebastian Telfair to fire away bricks from all over the court.

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  9. 4 dimes in 6 mins. Wow. Seems like just about every play scored went through him. Lin has certainly transformed from a SG/combo guard to a very capable PG. I'm so proud of him.

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    1. indeed. even the announcers were solely focused on him as he kept contributing and producing in almost every play offensively and defensively.

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  10. Jeremy Lin praise ala "Chuck Norris" thread going on right now!

    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1157391

    "Jeremy Lin's per 36 tonight"

    28.8 Points
    28.8 Assists
    7.2 Rebounds
    7.2 Steals "

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    1. More praises Lin in this thread:

      http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1157393

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    2. The Chuck Norris tread is so funny.

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  11. Isn't funny that Jlin score and assist almost as much as the starter in less then 5 min of playing time, imagine if hes playing regular minutes. Its ashame that they dont see him as a team!!! I hope he get treaded where he can get regular playing time... be patient and god will answer!!!

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  12. D'Antoni made me riding on the roller coaster but JLin worth the wait!!
    This kid really can ball!

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  13. READ THIS ABOUT JLIN!!! =D

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/10546/page/knicksrapidreactions/rapid-reaction-knicks-113-pistons-86

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  14. I really want Jeremy Lin to succeed, so I have a few suggestions. Will anyone listen? Prob not.

    1. He needs to work on his NBA 3, obviously.
    2. He should weigh in at about 180. At 200 he has too much mass. Lose 20 pounds and try to get sneaky strong. Losing the weight will make him quicker and move better. He's playing against elite athletes/freaks of nature.
    3. He can't drive in looking for his shot right away. He should be dribble penetrating and distributing the ball. I know the NBA focuses on point totals, but he's not a scorer. Focus on assists.

    That's it.
    GO KNICKS AND JEREMEY LIN!!!!

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    1. First please spell his name right. It's Jeremy Lin.

      I don't agree with your suggestions. Most guards who are 5'11, 6'0 weigh 180. Jeremy is already faster than most of the guards in the league..hence how he is able to get to the bucket pretty much any time. Instead of focusing on losing 20 pds he's been working on getting quicker at 200. At 180 he will get pushed around to much. Jeremy's already at under 10% at 200+ pds

      Focus on assists? Did you not see he had 6 assists last game and 4 this game in 6 minutes? What are you talking about? He's not a scorer...did you see the 28 pts he dropped in the d-league or the 20 + games he dropped against Boston College, UConn, and Georgetown? Yes, those were not in NBA games, but has he really been given a shot in the NBA yet to show those numbers? I agree right now he's not going to average 10 + pts a game right now..but he's not going to make the Knicks roster by just passing the ball.

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  15. D'Antoni was coaching for his life tonight as he put all pressure on his starters to play at 110% He suceeded. But they have a back to back to back games coming up this Thursday against the Bulls, Celtics, and Nets. Get ready for more fatigue, injuries, and Jeremy Lin.

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  16. You know what I liked about Lin's garbage time performance:

    He had just a bit of swagger (like his Summer League performance against John Wall), but this time because he knows he is an NBA player, his teammates know he is an NBA player (it seemed liked they were more confident because they knew he would get them good looks with drive and dish) and I even think the Pistons garbage time players knew it too (seems like both teams were really trying to play organized ball, instead of running up individual stats).

    Bravo, Jeremy, bravo!

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    1. I would even say this is his best performance yet in the NBA. That shakiness is gone, it must have been some really good weed at halftime(just kidding). He got it out of his sytem after that game in Houston and knows what to expect now.

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  17. And...

    Last Sunday (1/29,2012) on NBAtv (12pm), they showed the DLeague game where Lin got his trip dub [Erie at Maine (1/20)]. Can anyone find that game online?

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0FT4HwRnAI

      or look through the archives for the entire game:

      http://www.nba.com/dleague/video/dleague_futurecast_archives.html

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  18. Very very happy for Jeremy Lin tonight. He really impressed the fans in New York. Hope he can more minutes and can crack the New York starter PG spot. I actually prefer he play PG more than SG. He is surely an "attacking" point guard with his penetration skills.

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  19. I hate to bring this up, but a week ago, D'Antoni was basically percieved as a Hitler type figure in the Jeremy Lin fanbase because of his lack of development with Jeremy, but now he seems to be a nice man after all LOL Go D'Antoni!

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    1. Hitler inspired his followers, gathered storms, changed course of human history broadly.....like it or not....HE was a historical figure

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  20. I wouldn't go so far to anoint Dantoni as a Lin fan yet.

    While Dantoni seems to see some ability in Lin, we still don't know what he thinks of Lin. I don't think Dantoni knows either!

    Once again, Lin dominated in his short time on the court. Another typical Lin game.

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  21. Funny.....Knicks blow out Pistons, Jeremy plays only the last few minutes but gets a photo:

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120201/SPORTS0102/202010335/1004/sports/Tayshaun-Prince-refuses-to-make-excuses-after-Pistons--latest-loss

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