Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Still Don't Believe?

Jeremy is 3 for 3 but still unbelievers abound, especially with Warrior media types. They're saying we're happy with Nate Robinson. Can you believe that? They're comparing JLin to Nate. They just don't get it.

Here is what Jeremy is averaging in his first 3 games given extended minutes:

25.33 pts
.58 FG%
.10 3P%
.77 FT%
3.7 Reb
8.33 Assists
1.67 Steals
.33 Blocks

+43 Plus/Minus total for all three games.



Knicks vs Wiz JLin Highlights: Click this.



It is hard to compare JLin to one single player, past or present. My best comparison would be a hybrid of DWade and JKidd. JLin splits the double team and gets to the hoop almost at will like DWade. He flies all over the court and makes everyone better like JKidd did in his prime.

In my opinion, Jeremy's two greatest attributes are immeasurable:
Heart (toughness, desire, will to win)
Court savy (bball iq, bball instincts)

By the way, Courtside seats for Friday nights game against the Lakers (8PM EST on ESPN) are going for as much as $10,000.00!!! I'm bummed it's not on TNT as it would be great to hear Charles get in on the LinSanity.

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  3. The sour grapes are laughable. Really, Warriors? You couldn't care less? He "sucked" when you had him? You didn't give him a chance, you dolts! No, 5 minutes of garbage time doesn't count. Let's not forget they drafted Udoh ahead of Monroe...and they're pathetically trying to defend that decision, too.

    Anyway, I've given up trying to compare JL to anyone. He isn't the "Next" anything. He's the FIRST Jeremy Lin.

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    1. TBH I think it's just spin/politics. Lin is gone no matter what and there's no point in the Warriors/Nate feel bad since there's nothing they can do. Privately, I'm sure they're kicking themselves for not giving him a better look, especially since they didn't get DeAndre anyway. I'm sure as JLin puts together more and more strings of great games, even the Warriors will have to backpedal and retract their comments...but for the time being, they made the right political statement.

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  4. Jeremy Lin does it again for the 3rd time.

    http://www.jimmynews.com/2012/02/jeremy-lin-does-it-again-for-3rd-time.html

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  5. I am excited and nervous at the same time about the upcoming game. I think he will do great and the Garden will be rocking. I also kinda wish it was on TNT for Sir Charles' take.

    Even if he had stayed with the Warriors and by some miracle they started to use him better, it wouldn't be as big of a deal (nationally) as it is in NY with the "Big-3". He wouldn't have had the big man like a Chandler to handle his Oops and play team defense. His situation in NY is almost taylor made for him. Once everyone is back, NY will be a beast and will do some real damage in the playoffs.

    That said, I wish he was still with the Dubs and leading them to greatness.

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  6. I'm a little worried that the Knicks will be over-powered by the Gasol / Bynum big-man combo, considering that Amare is still out. Any possible solutions?

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    1. Time to give Jerome Jordan some burn. He probably can't take charges the way Jefferies has been doing (top in the league!), but he's a much better finisher offensively speaking.

      I am not sure if this is a solution either, but certainly Jordan can pick up the inability of Jared to score under the basket. And hopefully this would even-out the damage done on the other end by the Gasol/Bynum combo.

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    2. 3pt shooting. Lin will have to find Novak, Fields and Walker, through the drive-and-dish or the skip pass. If two of those guys get hot, then they can get the W.

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    3. If I were Mike Brown and the Lakers, I'd put Kobe Bryant on Lin.

      Kobe is one of the NBA's elite defenders. I'd have Kobe pick up Lin from baseline to baseline, which is what Kobe did to Leandro Barbosa in the 2008 USA vs Brazil game. Kobe shut out Barbosa who was the leading scorer in the FIBA Americas tournament.

      The other thing that scares me is Pau Gasol's defense. With those endless long arms, Gasol poses a major shotblocking threat to Lin's drives. I don't worry about Bynum, but I worry about Gasol.

      Many a good guard has been smothered by the Lakers. Lin might be the next star to be stymied by the Laker defense.

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    4. Yeah I agree, I think they might have to put Kobe on Lin and it's gonna be tough with that interior defense too.. I'd be surprise if the Knicks can pull this one but we'll see...

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    5. I seriously hope the Lakers don't do this, but this is my take if I were Mike Brown and the Lakers.

      Sag off Lin, go under the screen on the PnR, and no double team once he reaches the top of the arc and is ready to run a play.

      I say this because if we review his plays from the past, Jeremy is most lethal driving to the basket, hence the sag and go under the screen. He's not a threat from the long range (yet), and some of the most difficult shots by his standard, were actually the high arc bankers he made and the open 3s. Also, Lin has said when he drives to the hoop he normally sees 2 or 3 defenders, "something's gotta give" and therefore it's the obvious thing to pass the rock to the open teammate (Novak!). If teams don't double him it actually cuts off the lane for his kick out passes. Lin is comparably less effective in taking the 1 on 1 jumper or even knocking down the open shot.

      Lin will probably adjust and outsmart it if he sees an effective defensive strategy, sincerely hope so and we'll see.

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    6. Good points, all.

      IMO, Kobe can be a great defender.........but keep in mind that Kobe today is not the Kobe of old. He's simply too tired to keep up with Jlin for >30 mins. In watching many recent Laker games, Kobe has been taking his time getting back on defense after an offensive play. Funny thing is, this actually benefits him from time to time, as he is often the recipient of cross-court passes from Gasol, who was doing all the defense on the other side of the court.

      Kobe DOES still have a sick 3-point shot though (see last Lakers-76ers game).

      Unfortunately, there sill doesn't seem to be much of a solution for the Gasol-Bynum combo. So much length and strength inside...

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  7. I sound like a broken record jlinfan#1, but go look up Micheal "Sugar" Ray Richardson.

    I found out that Sugar once led the NBA in assists and steals in the same season. Lin has also been a statistical superstar throughout his career.

    I have already written too much about how Lin and Sugar are virtually identical in the way they play. For anybody reading this, please go on youtube and watch Sugar play.

    As much as I admired Sugar's game, I think Lin is even better.

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  8. Definitely would like to hear Sir Charles' take on Jeremy Lin, especially since he once said another Asian ballplayer, named Yao Ming, would not score more than 19 points in a game his rookie year.

    On another note, I'd love to hear someone ask Keith Smart what he thinks about Linsanity. Do you think if some reporter asked him: "Did Jeremy Lin show this kind of potential when he was with the Warriors?" Would he commend him or go on the defensive? Anyhow, Smart is a ridiculously bad coach - whom Mark Jackson, unfortunately, is making look like a better coach than he was.

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  9. I think dantoni and his ssol is really diabolical genius, but it completely relies on a point guard with specific skills - quick enough to penetrate defenses and smart enough to read them.

    lin really is fortunate to have ended up with the knicks as these are (some of) his major strengths.

    without amare and melo the knicks really have their hands full with the lakers. obviously they are overmatched inside. more importantly dantoni is so reliant on the pick and roll to start their offense. basically they run that everytime if they can't make something out of the fast break when the defense is still organizing. with no amare (pick and roll master), chandler is the only good option. if he gets into foul trouble it's going to be a problem.

    honestly I think at this point in his career kobe really will get beat off the dribble by lin. and fisher is way to slow to guard lin (but is a supreme flopper).

    if chandler stays out of foul trouble this thing is going to be very competitive. if not, then lin will have to make some magic happen around the rim amongst some heavy defense.

    also novak needs to stay hot if they want to spread the defense for any of this to happen.

    should be a good one! nba can credit lin for one nba league pass subscription.

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  10. Lin will have another great game against the Lakers. His best game at GS was against them. He played 18 mins, 13 pts, 2 assts and 2 steals.

    He seems to shine when the pressure is high.

    http://m.espn.go.com/nba/playergamestats?playerId=4299&gameId=301121013

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    1. You would think a coach would build upon this but Keith Dumb pretty much benched him after that game.

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    2. Yeah I remember those ridiculous days...also that game where Lin torched up the Jazz's 2nd unit.

      I'm just glad those days seem so long ago. Let's look forward to the beautiful future and just let bygones be bygones.

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  11. I think kobe is an amazing perimeter defender, but as we all know, jeremy doesn't stick around the perimeter too long. Jeremy's already been tested, and has shown an ability to just make things happen. the knicks have a pretty deep front court to keep in front of the bynum/gasol tandem (although not as talented offensively). the knicks can't dilly dally around for a quarter and a half against the lakers...they gotta knock down the open shots from the get-go. I believe in him. I hope kobe goes into ball-hog mode...that would REALLY help us out A LOT!

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  12. This website used to give good unbiased commentary on the play of a player i love to watch and has been an inspiration to me, jeremy lin.
    He attacks the pick and roll defenses very smartly, using angles to get into the paint extremely well. And being aggressive and making smart decisions once he gets in there.
    In terms of getting into the lane with a quick first step, court savvy, and combining it with the heart and tenacity he plays with, Jeremy Lin makes for a very unique and good NBA player.

    That being said, this website has gotten too carried away with his last 3 games, though I am just as excited and amazed as the next person about his recent explosion.
    Scoffing at comparisons to Nate Robinson, a rotation NBA player as he's still in the league after 7 years, and comparisons to Dwayne Wade and Jason Kidd after the small sample size of 3 games (as awesome as he's been playing) against 3 teams in the bottom 8 of defensive efficiency, and no scouting report out for him just sounds foolish and arrogant. Why so cocky? What's wrong with Nate Robinson?
    Jeremy may one day warrant those comparisons, but still needs to develop a bit before as he has no elite skill as of yet to offset some of his deficiencies (bring the ball up under pressure with his left, jumpshooting)

    So just tone it down a bit guys, and enjoy him for what he is now. An aggressive savvy basketball player, and an absolute baller, who definitely deserves a spot in this league. Just because many a team/coaching staff have been ignorant enough to disregard the skills he brings to the table, doesnt mean we need to stoop down to their level of ignorance too. I believe in him, he has the work ethic to become a very successful basketball player in this league, go Jeremy Lin!

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    1. C'mon, even you can't possibly think Nate Robinson could be doing better as starting pg for the Knicks than Lin has.

      Calling us "foolish and arrogant" for saying Lin can crush Nate Robinson sounds like hater BS to me. And I will also openly question whether Kidd or Wade could have done better than Lin if they were playing the last 3 games in his place.

      If you are asking a question like "What's wrong with Nate Robinson" as a reason to degrade us Lin fanatics, our answer to you comes in a question: "What's wrong with YOU?"

      You are a fan of Lin, but you have been drinking too much Haterade. Why don't you JOIN US and marvel at the ongoing consistent greatness that Lin has been displaying since grade

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    2. I'm pretty conservative and I agree there's no reason to rush things...just enjoy him for what he is. If he does great, great. If he does poorly, hopefully he'll learn. Hope he does great ofc. I'll be proud to say I've been following him for the last 3-4 years ever since that NYT article came about him.

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  13. hey zliao, we're just excited about jeremy. he's ASIAN and he's the starting point guard for the NEW YORK KNICKS, AND HE'S TEARING IT UP. This is not some small accomplishment. So you can temper your feelings and start on this whole sample size nonsense. But the fact remains, the KNICKS organization put their faith in him for a reason, and this forum have been waiting for this moment, this time to express our support of Jeremy. So either go all in or fold, buddy. Respectfully, be422f1a-4709-11e1-a68b-000bcdcb8a73

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  14. find somebody who can dispute this:
    Knicks Per 48 Mins This Season With And Without Lin

    Lin On Court | Lin Off Court

    Points per 100 possessions -- 108.0 | 96.4
    Assists -- 21.1 | 18.5
    Field goal percentage -- 47.7 | 41.9
    Points in the paint -- 48.3 | 37.4

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  15. Anyone know why the game is not on TNT??

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    1. Knicks don't play until Friday, which will be vs the Lakers on ESPN.

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    2. and Friday games are usually done by ESPN.

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  16. I say this out of love for fellow brother in Christ: Jeremy please incorporate the euro step to your game, once the defense is clogged up! And also, if you tilted your feet a little bit to the left so that you shoot at an angle, so that your wrist, elbow, eye and knee are more aligned with the hoop, you will have a killer jump shot!

    Peace!

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    1. That is a very insightful suggestion for a jump shot. Most of the great NBA shooters have that same angle. Look at some classic videos of Larry Bird to see it used to perfection.

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    2. Hey Moses- He worked with a shooting coach this summer. His mechanics are sound and principled. just needs to trust it in game situations.... In shooting situation drills he was a consistent 65% from NBA 3 range

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  17. i didn't see any problems with his shooting mechanics when he scored the triple double in the dleague or when he was draining 3's during the summer pickup games. i say, make it rain! as he gains more confidence, the shots will start draining.

    PLA-DOWWWWW!

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  18. Article about Knicks tickets demands because of Jeremy Lin!

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/blogs/the_ticket_geek/2012/02/lin-sanity-demand-for-knicks-tickets-surges-thanks-to-jeremy-lin-pheno

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  19. I won't call Lin "eremy" because he doesn't have a J.

    His shooting mechanics look good to me. John Stockton had the same mechanics and was a very good shooter. Besides, Lin shot over 50% last game!

    Red Auerbach said that "you don't have to be a picture shooter. If it's working, stick with it!"

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  20. the Knicks are playing like a team. They're enjoying playing with each other. they keep talking about chemistry and believing that they can compete with anyone no matter what. D'antoni is thanking God (and Jeremy) for transforming this dysfunctional group into a perfectly oiled engine. I think we can all agree (haters or not) that JLIN was the missing piece to all this madness and now they've got a legitimate shot at EVERY team EVEN WITHOUT MELO and STAT in the lineup. Just imagine what will happen when those 2 all stars come back and buy into the team focus!...HOLY DAMN, it's going to be fun to watch.

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  21. I think we're at the point that we don't have to worry too much about advanced statistics (i.e., comparing PER to other All Stars). It's self evident that Lin is doing amazing. After watching highlights from the Wizards game, I think that's been his best game by far. He showed the diversity of his offensive game other than pick-and-roll: bank shots, pull up shots on fast break, dunks, etc. Those will become deadly once the defenses tighten up on him. Man, it is some exciting times to be a Jeremy fan these days!

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  22. AMEN JK! KHuang had it right, just ride the wave or stay on shore. either way, JLIN is on the rise, BABY. GYEAAAAAAAA!

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  23. Thanks be4.

    Now Landry Fields is tweeting that it's not too late to add Lin to the All Star game. He's been Linfected too!

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  24. time to invest in some TIGER BALM stock, baby! Defenses are gonna throw everything they got at our boy...Lord, bless this kid

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  25. Great article about what Lin means to all Asian Americans.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/daniel-treadway/jeremy-lin_b_1264640.html

    BTW, re: toughness...Lin had a gaping cut on the chin, bleeding from the right arm, huge bruise on the left arm and scratches by shoulder. This kid plays fearlessly...maybe recklessly which is why we love him.

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  26. Read this article, 2010 after game with Wall

    http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/columns/story?columnist=caplan_jeff&id=5387547

    Props to Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson for seeing this Lin's potential and giving him a chance. They offered him a 1 year guarantee too..

    Nelson knew he was a good floor leader and made the Steve Nash compassion in 2010...now that is a true scout of talent

    "He makes everybody else around him better. That's a sign of a real player," Nelson said. "A lot of times, and we've been through this before with a guy like Steve Nash, people have a hard time projecting certain players. I just know every team those guys were on won. Jeremy's got some of the same characteristics."

    Also, what Lin's Dad said at the end...made me kinda tear...>.>

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  27. Also in that article there is an audio interview where he says that while growing up his idol was MJ, but says his game is nothing like his. He goes on to say that now he loves watching Steve Nash, the way he sees the court and D-Wade, the way he attacks the hoop.

    :D

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  28. JLin fathead is now available LOL
    http://www.fathead.com/nba/new-york-knicks/jeremy-lin-wall-graphic/

    What a great run so far, JLin! Stay humble, stay healthy, just do what you do! Tough game coming up against some quality bigs...

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  29. HodgeTwins showin JLin some love on their channel. Check it out!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnUAv0VNXJw&list=UUk0zHRPrS1jFzoDTTizzQOA&index=2&feature=plcp

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  30. any jeremy lin commercials comming up???

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  31. Video of Mike D'Antoni explains his "unguardable" pick and roll.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ga49vPn2ao

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  32. It's ironic that the court side seats for 1 game at the garden is more than sufficient to pay Lin's salary for the season.

    The level of difficulty of taking on the Lakers with current active roster is off the chart. Kobe's ability to shutdown and rain it down on anyone, Bynum's physique in the paint and Pau's cleverness around the paint, it could be a nightmare for a penetrating guard like Jeremy. Teams now will also be much more aware of Lin's kick out passes to the shooters, AND that PnR.

    I actually can't wait to see how Lin adjust his game to counter that. That's my favorite part of his game, the ability to adjust and learn from the previous mistakes.

    It will take team effort, just like the previous 3 wins. Rationally speaking, the Wizards and Jazz probably have more talents on the team than the Knicks, but as Greg Anthony put it, "you win with teamwork, not talent," and that's how a whole bunch of role players got a win against John Wall and the Wizards, or Jazz in that perspective. And team play is really what Jeremy and the rest of the Knicks are thriving for.

    Yes, it's gonna be hard, really hard to go toe-to-toe with the Lakers, but then Lin's done it before during his Harvard days against UConn and BU. Maybe he will again surprise us.

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  33. Thank you Jeremy "The Show" Lin. That dunk was out of this world INSANE!! "Let's GO!"

    I had goosebumps watching you jam that rock down... The show must go on..it's gotta..Hallelujah..AMEN...No offense, but im not religious.

    One thing is for sure: We're all hooked on MSG now... No pun intended:)

    JEREMY LIN...A long time coming...
    BULLS since 1991!!
    HOMETOWN CLIPPERS ALL THE WAY!!

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  34. JEREMY "THE SHHHHHHUHOOOOOOW" LIN! They gotta do that for the MSG player intros...COME ON!!! Omit "The" but extend the phonation of your middle name so it sounds like SHOOOOOOOOW....JEREMY SHHHHUHOOOW LIN!! OH SHIT..

    AT 6'3" "how much do you weigh?" STARTING POINT GUARD FOR THE NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS FROM HARVARD(GODDARN is there anything you can't do)CHRIST...oops... JEREMY SHHHHUHOOOOOWW LIN

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    1. Depending on pronunciation, a Taiwanese speaker like myself would interpret "Jeremy Shao Lin" in different ways.

      If the announcer says "Shaolin" with the accent on "lin", I would interpret that as "Jeremy from Shaolin Temple".

      If the announcer accents the "Shao" and cuts the sound off in his throat, I'd hear "Jeremy Crazy Lin".

      If the announcer says "lin" like "lennnnh", I would hear "Callow Young Jeremy".

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    2. wth r u talking about..? His full name is Jeremy Shu How Lin...

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    3. I know what Jeremy's name is, and I also know how Asian names can be (mis)pronounced.

      Depending on how people pronounce words, the meaning can be interpreted differently.

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    4. ok..so how should Shu How be enunciated?

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    5. NEW YORK CITY, BROADWAY, MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, JEREMY 'THE SHOW' LIN...it just fits..

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  35. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey regrets letting go of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.

    "We should have kept (Jeremy Lin). Did not know he was this good," Morey wrote on his official Twitter account on Thursday. "Anyone who says they knew misleading U."

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/11214/rockets-gm-we-should-have-kept-lin

    at least rockets admitted it. the warriors are a sad excuse of a franchise, perennial bottom feeders haters. what's done is done and everything has worked out well for lin. he's a knick now, the world loves him and he's not looking back.

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    1. What's with the grudge and bitterness?? LET IT GO!! Congrats to SHAQ getting his LAKERS jersey retired...but he's gotta let go of the 'SUPERMAN thing'...Dwight is no doubt the best center in the league today.

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  36. Bingo.

    For the record, I don't even blame the Rockets for keeping Lin over Flynn. They only saw Lin for two weeks and had to make room for Samuel Dalembert, an established quality center. With Lowry and Dragic, the 3rd string PG wouldn't play much anyway.

    But the Warriors? They obviously cut Lin because Jackson and Riley thought Jenkins was so much better. And they didn't want to upset local fans so they said, "It's a salary cap move!" LOL. Like 470K was gonna stop the Clippers from matching the Warriors offer sheet. That's chump change for a quality NBA player like Jordan.

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  37. DUDE, ask Spike to hook you up w/ some Js BRO...daanng.. JLIN17 sporting Js would be dope as hell... DAMN!! What size shoes u wear? lol...

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  38. huge test with the lakers tomorrow. I've been following this blog since the beginning, watched jlin with harvard, even caught a couple bighorns games.

    jlin is a great player but he definitely has been helped in the past 3 games in that they were played against 3 of the worst pick and roll defending teams in the nba.

    lakers this year under the new coach with a new defensive system are much better at defending the pick and roll. we'll have to see what jeremy can bring to the table. will be a really good game.

    here's some I think very fair scouting reports on jeremy showing why he does the p&r so well as well as some weaknesses.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2012/2/9/2786323/jeremy-lin-new-york-knicks-scouting-report

    http://nbaplaybook.com/2012/02/08/a-look-at-jeremy-lin/

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    1. wow, thanks for that analysis. Love this stuff.

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  39. This was Keith Smart this morning on Lin:

    "The young man, all he did last year was work. Worked, went down to the D-League and played. Worked, went down to the D-League and played, and listened to the coaches trying to teach him. Understand, he wanted to play and everybody wanted him to play.

    "But he didn't know space on the floor, where to go. Watching some of their games, because we're getting ready to get on a trip to go out to New York, you see that he's getting it. He knows where to go. How deep does he drive, what pass needs to be made? These are all things the staff, myself, tried to teach last year and he finally has put it all together.

    "When he got cut this year by Golden State, I had a conversation with him. And I was happy when he got picked up. The guy has just worked, and I'm happy for a guy like that because he's done everything that you put in front of him, and now he's taken it upon his own to carry that. The way he's playing is not a surprise because, one thing he did, he played hard and he was an aggressive personality to the basket. Those things carry over pretty quickly to the NBA."

    People who followed what Jeremy had to endure last year with Keith Smart and see what he is saying now... All I can say is wow... really? (wants to puke)

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    1. LOL it was all you keith smart you taught jlin everything he knows!!

      can't believe 1) this guy trying to take credit for jlin's success in any way and 2) he's still an nba head coach

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    2. the way he's playing is not a surprise... WOW really?? and YET you refused to play him and went with ur TRUSTY Acie Law(l)?

      Dumbo got some damn nerves to say all that...

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  40. Yes it does fit - even in Taiwanese.

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    1. What do you mean now? Even in Taiwanese....

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    2. I am just saying that different pronunciations of the same word can mean different things.

      Fortunately, Taiwanese speakers know that and don't get worked up over it.

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  41. To :)

    He is one of the biggest reason that Jeremy didn't get to play and showcase his talent all thru last year and now he is trying to take credit of Jeremy's success by lying and act like he knew it all along.... and you ask why so spiteful? REALLY??

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  42. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiektV3HEB8&feature=player_embedded

    Hilarious stuff!!

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  43. While I don't agree with Smart's assessment or usage of Lin at all, I am trying to see his point of view.

    Keith Smart had two high usage guards in Curry and Ellis. Both guards need clear driving lanes when they get the ball. Lin's job was to stay out of their way but still be able to bail them out off passes. All three NBA teams used Lin this way because none of them realized and thus allowed Lin to make plays for people.

    I am guessing that when DAntoni played Lin against the Nets, all he was hoping for was some steady defense and some ball movement from Lin. But then Lin sees all these openings and attacks them. Unlike Keith Smart who gives offensive freedom only to a few players, Dantoni was Ok with Lin attacking and producing. So here we are.

    Based on production, Lin should have started or at least played 6th man for the Warriors. He'd have saved Smart's job too.

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  44. I know this is a Jlin board and I am a huge fan but there is a difference between being a fan and being a homer. You simply cannot compare Nate to Jlin numbers. Fact is, Lin would of never gotten the chance in GS so its good that he was let go. Second, D'Antoni's system inflates numbers ie. QRichardson, JChildress, SMarion... but his system requires a high IQ PG and that is what Jlin is. Kind of like Nash in many ways. He also have excellent size for a PG but tonight will be interesting against the Lakers.


    Similar to last night's game, I won't be surprised if Kobe ends up guarding Lin and just continues to go underneath the screen. Like Lin, Rondo an excellent defender but a suspect shooter just couldn't penetrate.

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  45. Nate Robinson couldn't get it done for Dantoni in NY, though. And he had more chances than Lin did. Besides, I do not remember Josh Childress ever playing for Dantoni in Phoenix.

    I think Rajon Rondo is a good guard, but I am not impressed with his game. Playing next t Paul Pierce and Ray Allen and KG ensures that Rondo has never faced the pressure on both ends that Lin is facing.

    Believe it or not, I am not convinced that Lin wouldn't have forced his way onto the Warriors roster. Curry has been very injured this year, Jenkins has played like a low 2nd round draft pick, and Klay Thompson is another scorer. If anything, the Warriors would be forced to play Lin because there is no distributor on the team. When Nate Robinson who was released by two teams because of lack of point guard skills is contributing, that indicates that the Warriors need a real pg just as badly as the Knicks did.

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  46. lin is a good player who could contribute to most teams. but I think dantoni's system is the perfect match for him and really plays to and most fully utilizes his strengths.

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  47. I see Jumpah. However, the orthodox way of teaching shooting is 1 foot in front of the other and kind of facing the hoop. But basketball has evolved, and most shooting coaches don't really pay attention to this because they are taught and have done it that way.

    Most prolific non set shooters, such as off the dribble shooters (Lebron, Wade, former tmac, Kobe, stephen curry, etc) all tilt their feet a bit to the left. It is hard to align the eye, elbow, wrist and right knee to the basket since our head is to the left of our shoulder. Similar to marksmanship, everything has to be aligned for accuracy. I am not a stranger to basketball, which is why I say this. I agree Jeremy has a solid shot, but there is always room for improvement.

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  48. A few weeks ago, I was heavily criticized for saying Lin's all around game was similar to Lebron's.

    Guess what? Lin is the #2 PER player in the entire NBA trailing only Lebron James.

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    1. I would have thought that jlin is more a tony parker than dwade or jkid...

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