The next two should be watershed games for JLin. With both on National TV and the Knicks needing a spark off the bench, what a perfect setting for Jeremy. First, the Bulls at the Garden on TNT Thursday night. Then, Friday night at the Celtics on ESPN. Not to mention, the last of a back to back to back at home against their crosstown rival Nets. What an exciting next three days!
Enjoy the JLin highlights against the Pistons from aman2k.
He actually got lucky a couple times there, could had been TOs had he been playing against the opposing first unit I'd say. His penetration is great, but his passes could be just that much earlier, or at least before getting into the air "then" deciding where to pass. Acknowledged, he's been nailing those mid-air passes pretty well, but there are better timing to lower the risk of turning the ball over.ReplyDelete
I'd say the difference between those "mid-air" passes between Lin and say CPaul, is that Lin getting in the air makes his passes more difficult and risky, while for Paul, being in the air is mostly for deception purposes.
With that say, Lin has certainly improved so much since last year as a PG. His court vision has been better, looks more comfortable with the ball on the court, and controlling the tempo much better. Keep it up Jeremy, I know the PT is not up to you, but keep on holding your own just like always, and just leave the rest in God's hands.
i can hear the fans in MSG now.... WE WANT LIN! WE WANT LIN! WE WANT LIN! :) that's if he doesn't get PT by the end of the 3rd.ReplyDelete
I'd like to see Lin guard Derrick Rose.ReplyDelete
Nobody can stop Derrick Rose, not with NBA officiating giving him superstar calls (my biggest complaint about the NBA). But on the Knicks, nobody is more capable of at least making Rose work than Lin.
Lin would foul out after a few minutes whether he touched Rose or not. But since Lin wouldn't play big minutes anyway, I say let him get in there and use up those fouls on good hard clean play. Maybe he can even challenge Rose in midair and get called for a Flagrant One or Two, depending on how badly the refs want the Bulls to win.
Actually, Lin would probably have his biggest impact playing against the Bulls reserves. The Bulls 2nd team, particularly CJ Watson, has been on fire lately. If Lin can come in and slow Watson down enough so that he has to work for his 20 points, that would be great.
It would have be between Shumpert and Lin on 1 defense. TD wouldn't stand a chance..ReplyDelete
on the downside, ZERO mention of jeremy
on the upside, the article is about turnovers and bad offense...
JUST NABBED SOME SWEET TICKETS TO TONIGHT'S GAME. i think i'm gonna paint my face and wave the Taiwan flag! look out for me tonight on TNT!ReplyDelete
Kool when u r there can u rally all the people to chant for JLin to be in the game...if his name is called out loud enough maybe D'Antoni can hear. Maybe the sound may bypass his ear wax n get to his brain. Can u rally tge people to chant " We want Lin !!!!!!!" i'll be watching n waiting to hear u guys....go out there n show you pride!!!!! ThanksDelete
Good Thursday all! Tonight's game is huge for the Knicks and D'Antoni. I wouldn't be surprised if Jeremy doesn't get to play here, unless Knicks get blown out. That won't likely be the case with Amare and Melo playing with like they are about to die, and D'Antoni still on the hot seat. This is a perfect game to swing the Knicks momentum around because they are playing the NBA'a elite here. Anyways, let's hope for the best.ReplyDelete
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with D'Antoni in the hot seat, Lin NEEDS to play. Shumpert can't stay on the floor with TD backing him up all game. Especially going 3 games b2b2b, we will definitely see some PT getting in :)ReplyDelete
Zero minutes for Lin on a night where Shumpert was bad (messy on offense, awful D) and Douglas was terrible (on both ends). D'Antoni is so clueless, I'm glad I'm not a Knicks fan. It'd be best for the Knicks, the fans and JL is he were fired ASAP.ReplyDelete
I suppose the only good news is that JL is now ahead of Bibby?
D'Antoni got to go !!!ReplyDelete
Everyone is saying he got PG issues and he refuses to fix it by trying different things like playing Lin.
Once again, I called it. The Knicks were trying their hardest to win tonight. You look at how hard they were trying, yet they couldn't do it. Look for Lin to play tomorrow against Boston.ReplyDelete
With D'Antoni still there, I doubt it !!!Delete
D'Antoni gotta go!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
What makes it even more sad is the fact that he has not yet tried putting Jeremy as the starting PG. Seems like the answer is right under his nose yet he is too blind to see. Shumpert and Douglas are NOT PG's, they are more of SG. It doesn't hurt to give it a try Dumb'Antoni.Delete
I know right.....why is he moving carmelo to point guard when he have Lin on the bench ready to go seems Lin he doesnt trust Lin at all. Lin has done so well in crunch time why not put Lin for a try in the first quarter. Lets see what D'Asstoni will do the next two game. If he doen't want to change his system he should go......his system sucks!!!! It will never win games if he doesn't want change his system.Delete
It's probably unwise to start Lin at this point but a few rotation minutes here and there is more then necessary at this point. I honestly can't see Lin getting game time in the next few games unless thire blow out wins/losses. The Knicks seem to have turned the corner in terms of their effort and I can see them giving the Celtics and the nets a run for their money. Nonetheless, Mike D is going to stick with Toney Douglas, leaving him and Shumps to get torched by Deron and Rondo. At this stage, D'Antoni is doing whatever he can to save his job, and unfortunately, experimenting with Lin isn't a high priority.Delete
Really hoping i'm wrong though!
1 and a half words for my man jeremy: euro step!ReplyDelete
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D'Antoni is just too stubborn to admit his failure. The problem of Knicks is so obvious to everyone. Even with Stat, melo, field, tyson play at their best, the team still needs a regular PG who does what a normal PG should do: distribute the ball, pick and roll, find open man, penetration into paint. You can't just purely depend on the play making skill of some SG like Douglas, Shumpert or SF like melo, to make up for the absence of a PG. It's called wishful thinking.ReplyDelete
i'm sorry fellas. I screamed as loud as i could from my section but i couldn't get the coach to put in Jeremy. I did watch him warm up at half time and he looks ready to the go. He had the confidence and the EYE OF THE TIGER. Shumpert with a CAREER HIGH only 8 assists in that game in 39 MINUTES!!! TD, the starting PG had only 1 assist in 15 minutes!!! how many could Jeremy have in that time? SMH Two opportunities to send the game into overtime and no Novak? Wth is this coach smoking? Honestly though...nobody can stop drose. that guy is the real deal when the game is on the line (even though he missed a crucial free throw with 5 seconds left in the game).ReplyDelete
Kool thanks at lease u tried... : ) hope he can b in the next game.Delete
If NBA referees called fouls on superstars the same way they called them on other players, the NBA game would look completely different.ReplyDelete
The refereeing in recent years has slightly improved in the regular season thanks to the Tim Donaghy scandal. However, the playoffs are almost unwatchable because guys from major media markets like Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant get incredible amounts of referee treatment. The only time Rose can be be stopped is if you put another superstar like Lebron on him. NBA refs only call fouls on superstars when they foul other superstars.
To me, a foul is a foul is a foul. Jeremy Lin drives the lane, gets hacked in the air, and gets no foul called. Derrick Rose does the same thing and draws the foul. This kind of stuff enrages me because it's CHEATING.
Jeremy seems to get the line pretty oftenDelete
they're just following a coach that is making bad calls.ReplyDelete
i mean, they have problems executing. but the coach doesn't adjust. he sticks with the same game plan & players in those roles every single game and just waits for his players to execute. it's retarded