Super Bowl Warm-Up:Knicks Nets replay on Yes (Time-Warner Cable NYC) at 2:30 PM today!
This just made my weekend!!!!!
If Lin has more games like this, he will be a Commissioner's pick for the Rookie Sophomore game during All Star Weekend!
If you guys look into the Sacramento Kings situation, Coach Smart has pulled another idiotic move by benching Jimmer Fredette.
There is a slight difference. Fredette has really struggled thus far. Unlike Lin who was a solid producer even in his rookie preseason, Jimmer Fredette has had notable problems grasping team basketball. His statistical production has not been good, unlike Lin who was a.terrific statistical wonder in low Warriors minutes as a rookie. I remember the first time watching Jeremy Lin flying all over the court for Harvard doing everything. I didn't get that feeling watching Jimmer who appeared to be strictly a long range gunner. I hope that Jimmer Fredette is not the second coming of Rick Mount.
The whole performance last night was overwhelming to say the least. I actually had a dream last night that the Bobcats signed Jeremy to be their franchise player. Last night was an event for the history books. 30 years from now, we will be over 50 and look back on this day. Jeremy brought to the Knicks what they really been lacking. It actually felt like fundamental basketball.. compared to simply watching Amare go one on one into the lane trying to shake off his man while the rest of the team stands around (makes me cringe every time especially when it ends in failure most of the time). Ever since bringing Melo on, its been the same with him, him taking the ball and doing the same one on one moves. Of course, Melo and Amare are great at doing that, but to be doing that everytime, all season... you wont win championships doing that or even make the playoffs.
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That highlight reel doesn't have Jeremy's alley-oops to Chandler. Here's one that does:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIIo6GNW70kA revealing quote from Tyson Chandler:"When they go in there and play 3-on-3, he kills. He's a problem," Tyson Chandler said. "He's tough to stay in front of, and we always give the guards a hard time. But it wasn't just one guard he was giving problems to; it was all the guards."
Jeremy Lin will be tested very hard from this point on. Lin will be covered by the opposing team's best perimeter defender, regardless of whether.he starts or not. For example, I expect to see Utah's defensive ace Raja Bell covering Lin. I guarantee that Lin will struggle on certain nights against the great defenders he is going to be facing. On the other hand, Lin has always stood alone while willing his inferiorly talented teams to improbable victory. Plus, Lin has something now that he has never had before: NBA caliber teammates who believe in him and are capable of helping him excel.
Oldie but goodie (link copied and pasted from RealGM Knicks forum):Peter Diepenbrock, his high school coach, said Lin’s cumulative talents had long been overlooked, eluding harried college coaches catching only snippets of him on videotape.Those skills include a rare court sense and a Ph.D.-level reading of screens. Diepenbrock’s compliments included, “He knows exactly what needs to be done at every point in the basketball game,” “He’s able to exert his will on basketball games in ways you would not expect,” and “It’s just hard to quantify his fearlessness.”Lin’s Palo Alto teammate Kheaton Scott’s recalled, “It was kind of crazy how well he knew the game.”“He always knew how the defense was set up and where the weak spots were,” Scott added.http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/sports/basketball/15nba.html?pagewanted=1
Anyone notice how Jeremy hits the FOxwoods logo after getting an and 1? lol i wonder if Foxwoods would use that to lure more asians to gamble there.
Did a google search on Kenny Atkinson and found this:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704312504575618900811208026.htmlMr. D'Antoni relies on such statistics to give him a more accurate read on how his players are performing in the high-scoring games his style produces."A lot of people throw out stats without thinking about it and you get a bad rap," Mr. D'Antoni said. "The teams in Phoenix were always pretty good defensively, but we would score 120 and give up 110, and they'd say 'Oh, you beat them with your offense,' But even 110 is pretty good defense because we had so many possessions.'While the Knicks have given up an alarming 105 points per game, enough to rank in the bottom five of the league, their points per one hundred possessions, the number the Knicks look at, ranks 11th in the league.The problem this season has actually been their offense. They rank 25th in points scored per 100 possessions at 103.2.http://news.google.com/news/more?q=knicks&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnsul&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1669&bih=866&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ncl=d7e22BOVQkWsv0MZii62NiS-YL94M&ei=EEUvT6uuJvS80AGS7qjkCg&sa=X&oi=news_result&ct=more-results&resnum=1&ved=0CDAQqgIwAAMaybe we don't give Coach D'Antoni as much credit as he deserves regarding Lin!
Corrrected second link: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/ny-knicks-adopt-a-jeremy-lin-article-1.1017523?localLinksEnabled=false
Advanced Statistics, take two:http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/netsblog/looking_back_at_nets_knicks_BcZQaDo4Yr9SrFtyO0PhqK:)
Lin said "You’re only as good as your last game and I’m glad we had another game quick." on the nydailynews link above. The statement itself is Half right for spectators. To be a consistent winner, you got to foster attitute of you_are_as_good_as_NEXT_game. Thanks for sharing anxiety and joy with communities.
"Grrr" is what Lin is saying. His last few games have been pretty darned good. Lin fully intends to go out there and show everybody that he's the best player on both ends of the court. Lin has a history of saying seemingly innocuous things that actually mean quite a bit when you look at what he's really saying.
Keep it up Jeremy! You know what's up. PICK AND ROLL OUR GUYS INTO THE PLAYOFFS! GYEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
YAAAAAAAAAAH!!!Sure, he made some bad TOs in the 2nd half but who cares? He made about two dozen GREAT plays to carry his team to victory.Jeremy just led a Knick team with Jeffries and Novak as its #2 and #3 options to victory over a quality Jazz team....HOLY MOLY.
seriously, all the people i know who thought i was crazy rooting for jeremy are now jumping on the bandwagon. my facebook is now full of accolades for #17 and i couldn't be happier. FINALLY, what we hoped for as his ORIGINAL fanbase has come to fruition. next up, john wall...tear it up, jeremy!
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