Tonight's game against the Jazz could be Jeremy's first start of his NBA career. What do the matchups look like? A full speed Devin Harris, could cause problems due to his speed and quickness. However, it looks like Harris has been bothered by hamstring problems and has really struggled this whole season. Earl Watson, the backup pg guard is a great matchup for JLin as he is not very quick. Last year, Jeremy went head to head with Watson for 7 first half minutes early in February and totally dominated him. Watson actually had a hard time bringing the ball up against JLin. However, JLin only played 7 minutes that whole game.
This looks like a good spot to start Jeremy. If not, that would be fine as well as he would see a lot of Earl Watson. Also, I wanted to give props to Ed Weiland of HoopsAnalyst.com. This guy actually uses advanced statistical analysis from college to project pro prospects. He doesn't go by looks or feelings. I'm not sure why more NBA teams don't follow his advice. Weiland was the first guy I saw, besides Donnie Nelson, who agreed with me that Jeremy was indeed a legit NBA prospect. Most jumped on the JLin bandwagon after seeing him dominate John Wall. Weiland also went as far as saying that Jeremy could potentially be a star in the NBA and this was pre-John Wall. Click this.
With all of the good that has come from this breakout game, one thing that bothers me is Jeremy stating in this post game interview that at times it did cross his mind that he might not get extended minutes. Even with Jeremy killin it in practice, the only reason he was given a chance was the desperation of the coach and the Knicks not having a decent pg ahead of him. He could have easily been waived for the 3rd time. However, as it played out, you could not have written a better script than the "Miracle at The Garden"!