Monday, February 13, 2012

JLin is Eastern Conference Player of the Week

 From the NBA Release:

"Lin led the Knicks to a 4-0 week, averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals. His 109 points over his first four career starts are the most by any player since 1976-77, and he became the first player in NBA history to tally at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his first four starts. Lin scored a career-high 38 points on Feb. 10, in a 92-85 win over the Lakers."

http://www.nba.com/2012/news/02/13/players-of-the-week/?ls=iref:nbahpt2

14 comments:

  1. Mike Golic from the Mike & Mike show, compared Jeremy to KURT WARNER. That's obviously a much better comparison than Tebow.

    Warner, like Lin, not only emerged "out of nowhere" (though the fans of this blog knew better), but he put up huge games from his very first starts. Warner's also a devout Christian who's really humble about his accomplishments. All that is all very JL-like.

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    1. Warner was also undrafted out of a low-profile college program, Northern Iowa, and played in the NFL's "D-League" (NFL Europe).

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    2. that's true. tebow was already a well known star from college. warner and lin came out of nowhere and both have their faith. warner and lin are similar and i hope both can meet someday.

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  2. there you have it...it's like a symphony to my ears. GO GET THEM RINGS NEW YORK KNICKS!!!!

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7571725/new-york-knicks-carmelo-anthony-return-week-likes-jeremy-lin

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    1. dude...
      the guy on the left was the announcer for the wipeout series

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  3. thats nothing. We're going for the MVP like the garden crowd chants! Go Knicks

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  4. Carmelo and Stoudemire are probably eager for Lin to feed them the ball.

    If things work out as they should, Lin will continue to score big while Carmelo and Stoudemire score big too. The minutes of the Knick bench will certainly drop, but the Knick bench will continue to produce. Plus, Lin will have a overdog team for the first time in his life.

    I expect Lin to continue playing heavy minutes and producing big numbers once Melo and Stat return. The difference is that Lin won't be as fatigued from having to win games all by himself.

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    1. I feel the same way. Both Tyson and Stat are very good PnR players, and anytime the teams try to take that way from the mix or double Lin, Melo will be as open as he's ever been.

      Having Tyson, Lin and Novak on the floor at the same time was already problematic for the opponents, now there's even Amare for the mid range J, and Melo for iso if things become stagnant.

      I have heard of all those concerns when Melo returns and so forth, but I am pretty sure when Jeremy is getting everyone involved like he's always been, this attitude would feed off everyone.

      Most importantly, when Jeremy doesn't have to do so much scoring, he'll have more fuel for the later part of the game. It doesn't mean he doesn't need to learn how to pace himself, he will. Just that apart from getting Lin a capable backup PG, maybe having other scoring options would be the best alternative solution.

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    2. There are situations in basketball where a carefully executed defense can prevent the most carefully executed offense from getting a good shot.

      That's where the individual creative scoring talent of great players like Lin and Anthony come in. For a team to win consistently, it needs two and usually three of these players.

      Sometimes the only way to score is to give a player the basketball and have everybody else get out of the way - at least until the double team comes.

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  5. i think lin's assists would go way up now. he's practically carrying the team to 5 straight wins on his back with mediocre talent around him.

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  6. Folks lets keep things in perspective...yes, the young man is on a roll, and like any other professional athlete, is making the most of his opportunity. However, lets remember that the more he plays, the more opposing teams will be able to formulate their defense around him. This is especially true given as a point guard your roll is to penetrate and dish off the ball as opposing teams flock to you. It's already know he has a weak left hand, and teams are alreasy forcing him to his left. And I'm sure the Knick coaching staff already know this and will address this weakness the best they can. Hopefully he will develop his mid-range jumper because as more teams force his to take a 12-15 footer it will become necessary for him to become automatic at that range. I'm not hatin'. The young man has skills. But as the season goes on and he starts facing the better teams, and the physical play get brutal so to get his mind off his game, we'll see the real Jeremy Lin.

    But hey, let's ride it to the end!!

    Peace.

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