Wojnarowski agrees with us.
A few thoughts:
1. JLin himself never said that he "destroyed" Deron Williams. Deron is referring to reporters and others who made that claim. Further, Deron had 21/11 with 3 steals in that first game so it's not like he had a bad game. Obviously Deron wasn't reading our site. And he should! All we said is that JLin had a "breakout" game; not that he destroyed this player or that.
2. Interesting that even with JLin's breakout game against the Nets, it wasn't until his performance against Utah that the Knicks themselves became believers. Wojnarowski notes:
The Feb. 7 deadline for guaranteeing contracts for the season was 72 hours away, and outplaying Williams still hadn’t sold Knicks executives. After that Saturday night game, league sources said a Knicks official was still making calls about whether the Detroit Pistons planned to keep NBA Developmental League call-up Walker Russell for the season. The Knicks would’ve signed Russell over Lin, sources said. The Pistons had no idea this was happening, but the Knicks were still rooting for Walker to become available. Until Lin had 28 points against the Utah Jazz on Feb. 6, and, well, it was over.JLin was tearing it up in practice, from what we heard. So the Knicks' skepticism is puzzling.
3. We're also curious about the continued skepticism expressed by Jason Terry and others. While it's true that certain systems will fit certain players and bring out their best, it's not like Mike Bibby was tearing it up this year before JLin starting getting minutes. Why is it so difficult to believe that Lin is simply a decent player?