Sunday, January 22, 2012

No JLin Today

Jeremy in street clothes on the bench. I'm not sure why.

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  1. Jerome Jordan not playing either ? Maybe this has to do with him being called up to replace Josh Harrelson ?
    The Knicks want to call them both up .... as a bench duo ?

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  2. Jordan is playing. Lin is injured (?)...cannot confirm.

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  3. Maybe he got injured in practice, or got a flu ?

    If the Knicks had waived him, he wouldn't be attending the game at all.

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  4. The boxscore says DND - COACH'S DECISION for JLin.

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  5. i don't think hes injured, if that was the case the commentator would have said so. i believe the knick don't want him to get hurt cause they want him to play when he get back.

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  6. Maybe the Knicks were impressed by Lin's triple double, and will call him up to replace Harrelson ? The Knicks have backup post players on the bench, but very few options for point guards.

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  7. I am guessing he is injured. Knicks doesn't have a game until Wed so there is no need to rest him for a call-up. If anything he should be playing to keep his game sharp.

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  8. Hope he is not waived by Knicks!!

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    1. that would be something to get waived after getting a triple double, lol!!!

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  9. haaahaaaa, unknown Scrub is back to stir things up again!!! do u have anything else better to do with your life??

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    1. obviously jlin is not an unknown scrub if you are here to make a comment about him.

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  10. Kenny Hayes of Red Claws just had some nice comments about Lin during half time (yes, it is D-league, but it does sound like he earned respect of Red Claws on friday).

    He said Lin is big and strong and needed team effort to stop him, which they did somewhat, but defense didn't rotate and Lin could dump off for easy layups by others.

    I rewatched game in Futurecast archives and paused it whenever he was about to attack or attacking and it was amazing to see the crowd of defenders he was getting and how open outside shooters all around were during that game.

    I think Lin is also hurting himself by listing himself as 6 3 200 (without sneakers). Sounds like he should be listed at 6 5 (seems like lots of others list themselves with sneakers), there was one Idaho Stampede commentator last year who said he was 6 5 and walked by Lin in hall and said he thought he was same height. My guess is Lin has also put on some bulk (205? or more).

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    1. correction: Kenny Hayes called Lin tough, strong, smart, and felt it took team defense, not individual defense, to stop him.

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  11. As we can see from this game the Erie team without JLin in the line-up is getting blown out by the Red Claws!!! No we know how effective JLin is to the team. I hope that D'Antoni will get his head right. Maybe JLin can do something for the Knicks....The Knicks is now on a 6 game loosing streak and more if the coach don't get his head on right and probably loose his job by the end of the year.

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  12. Red Claws are blowing out Erie without Lin. Even the announcers keep talking about how different the team is without Lin scoring, defending the perimeter, and distributing the ball.

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  13. I feel that the Knicks would like Jeremy Lin to go into hibernation.
    That way, the Knicks can sign him to a minimum wage multiyear contract. Then they can play him big minutes and claim that they are geniuses for finding such a great undiscovered player.
    Here's the problem, though. Jeremy Lin is a lottery pick level talent who plays the way a lottery pick would. Give him small NBA minutes and he goes off for massive production. Put him in the D league and Lin dominates the way Michael Jordan dominated the NBA. Now it's gotten to the point where Knicks fans are clamoring for Lin to play real minutes on an NBA court. And if Jeremy Lin tires of the shabby treatment, he'll take his game to some other NBA team where he'd get a real NBA chance.
    I feel that it is bad policy for the Knicks to try to hide Lin. They should play him and figure out later how to pay him.

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  14. I hope he keeps playing for the Erie Bayhawks, they were a sub .500 team before, and he turned them into a playoff team overnight. This shows the impact he has as a floor leader and distributor.

    The worst scenario right now is that he gets called up to the Knicks ... just to sit full time on their bench again.

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  15. Hopefully, it's not his knee. He has experienced soreness in the past. 44 minutes was a lot.

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  16. Yeah, he should have only played 20-25 minutes in his debut. It's not easy going from playing 4 minutes a game to 44 minutes a game. Especially since he is a lane penetrator and not a perimeter shooter.

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  17. Looks like Jeremy was out due to an ankle injury from Friday's game. I hope it is not too serious and it is just precautionary.
    http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20120122/ERIMNE/gameinfo.html?ls=gt2hp2021100167

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    1. See the 4th paragraph in the Game Story tab

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  18. Good thing Jeremy got injured and the bayhawks lost
    That just show how different the bayhawk offense and defence are without him
    Some of the knocks fan were say d league is trash , they had no freaking clue .
    Just look at Jerome Jordan stat without jeremy Lin . The knocks fan were saying anyone can do well in d league. What a joke
    Bobby and baron will probably get their asses kick in d league.
    If anyone thinks Jeremy is not better than bibby , all I will say is " retard"

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  19. Good to hear it wasn't too serious an injury. He should be back for next weeks game vs. Sioux Falls Sky force. They need to watch his minutes, so he doesn't get injured. Just by looking at todays box score, he is by far the most productive player on the Bayhawks. Mike Gerrity doesn't even come close in offense or defense.

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  20. MAX, you are right this just really shows how valuable JLin is to the team!!! no if and or but !!!!!! I hope he will be able to get it going again next week, that if the Knicks doesn't call him back to sit on the bench.

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  21. i hope his injury isn't serious and that he learns from this. getting injured right now is the worst thing for his career. as a lot of nba players are getting injured, lin will have lots of chances to show off his skills set. but he needs to tone it down a bit and play smarter. for instance, i've noticed he tried to block shots down low. i'm sure he can do it and that he wants to show off his athletic abilities but there is no need for it. besides he was getting in the way of the bigs who had better chances of blocking those shots. as for his point guard plays, i think he has improved a bit. but he needs to learn to control the tempo a little better and make the pass earlier. he should never force his jumpers, point guards are more valuable to their teams when they assist them. he just needs to nail wide open jumpers. lastly, he needs to keep playing good defense. and i don't mean helping out more. coaches are fools who don't notice helps.. BUT they will notice if you leave your guy and they nail a shot because of it. so, basically he needs use his brain. he needs to learn from shane battier (who always studies his opponents before games). and he needs to think as if he is a vet in the league.

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  22. @ Blake, I agree, Lin should not try to become the next Corey Maggette: a big player who uses his body as a human battering ram to drive into the lane out of control. Yes, half the time he gets fouled and gets to the line, but the times results in an offensive foul or turnover. Plus look at how many injuries Corey suffers as a result of his reckless style of play.

    This works in the D-League, because the paint is always open and has few shot blockers. But in the NBA, he needs to knock down the outside jumper, and make good passes from outside the paint. He can't drive to the basket every time, because NBA defenses won't allow it so easily.

    And that's the umpteenth time I've seen Lin jump in the air for a pump fake that got him totally out of position and gave Jerome Randle a clear path to the hoop. He needs to stay on his feet and play position defense, not airborne defense.

    Play smarter ... not harder.

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  23. You can't get a triple double and beat up opponents on both ends unless you sacrifice your body a bit.
    A player who hustles is occasionally going to get burned. I'd rather have the undersized Jerome Randle trying to score inside against help defense than shoot uncontested perimetwr shots all day long.
    Jeremy Lin is a lot more athletic than Shane Battier who is a fabulous position defender BECAUSE he can't block shots or get steals or play athletic help defense. Nor is Lin a one dimensional ballhog like Cory Maggette who at a listed 6'6" gets his points strictly from backing guys down (usually unsuccessfully). Lin is a fabulous help defender who can ger blocked shots and steals against NBA big men who don't see him coming. His hustle on defense is contagious and raises the defensive play of his teammates.
    There are a lot of guys playing with injuries far more severe than what Lin has. Just because Lin is held out doesn't mean that he can't play. The Knicks are treating him like some sort of fragile jewel that they cannot afford to have broken.
    Until somebody can figure out a way to stop Lin from getting to the basket, he should keep attacking the lane to either score or pass off. Lin can create shots for himself, and that's what distinguishes him from most NBA players who can score only when assisted. Nor is Lin like Rajon Rondo who cannot score from the outside.
    Let's not forget that Lin had a triple double and his team won the game. Also, Erie played poorly without Lin. I'll take Lin's hustle plays and triple double for the win while you guys can meekly stand Lin on the perimeter and watch his team lose.

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  24. Jeremy back in the big leagues! hopefully more PT this time around..

    http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/knicksblog/knicks_recall_jordan_lin_d512YrdSDdCEqfXaovDbJM

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  25. The Knicks will be better able to hide Lin on their roster than have him D-ominate the D-league. The more Lin D-ominates, the more D-ough NBA teams are going to have to pay to get him.
    Lin will be in the NBA next season, even if he gets waived now. Somebody who has half a brain will see what we all see here: that Lin is an NBA player who only needs minutes and guaranteed money to become an excellent rotation player.

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  26. Looks like they are recalling Lin and Jordan back to the Knicks roster...... TO SIT ON THE BENCH.

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    1. Looking on the bright side, maybe it's better for Lin to sit on the Knicks bench and wait for an opportunity to play. He has proven he can dominate in the D-League which is a very rough and tumble game. He took some pretty hard shots there. No one doubts his willingness to mix it up with the bigs, so no use risking further injury at this point, in my opinion.

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  27. It will be interesting to see which player actually suits up. Jordan could be useful because Harrelson is out, but clearly Lin deserves some P/T. My preference would be suit them both up and sit Bibby.

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  28. Sitting on the bench does not = Doing nothing. They still have to give 100% effort during team practice drills and scrimmages.

    They are playing basketball, just not in front of an audience, and not with the game on the line.

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    1. they need bodies for practice during the west coast trip, so most likely he will be in street clothes during the actual game. but hey we'll see.. hopefully i'm wrong

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