Thursday, March 8, 2012

JLin Seven

Seven JLin takes:

1.  The NBA needs to fine Jason Kidd for the flagrant 2 foul on Jeremy. He almost decapitated him and then pulled his head back. The only reason there was no anger shown from the Knicks players was because it was Jason. Before JLin, JKidd was my favorite player, but come on, that was just wrong.

2.  One major problem for Jeremy has been the injury to Tyson Chandler's hand. He hurt it a few weeks ago in the victory at home against Dallas. He has had to wear a big pad and has fumbled away a bunch of JLin assists as well as contributing to Jeremy's turnover total. It looks like it'll be a problem all year and Tyson will just have to play through the pain.

3.  I'm liking that the Lin-sanity has died down a bit. It takes some of the spotlight off of JLin and gives him extra time and space. I feel Jeremy has actually played pretty well since the Miami game. He will be battle tested come playoff time as all of the top teams and point guards are coming at him with playoff intensity. This will only spur his growth and development.

4. Since the break, here are some stats. Remember, he is doing this while trying to figure things out with Carmelo and Stat and 3 of 4 on the road against recent NBA champions:

16.8 ppg
7.3 apg
1.8 spg
almost 3:1 Assist to turnover ratio

5.  One thing I'd like to see is a little inside outside game with Carmelo and JLin. Jeremy's 3 point stroke is looking good and he may have to help himself by hitting a bunch of three pointers to spread the floor. Carmelo has actually passed well out of double teams to Jeremy.

6.  Coach Doc's Pinewood Girls team won in the 1st round of the Norcal Div V playoffs 61-37 with 15 threes. It looks like they could be on a collision course with CCS rival Eastside Prep, a team stacked with college talent.

7.  In part three of our interview with Coach Doc, we ask him what player from the past or present would he say Jeremy compares to. Who do you think it is? We'll post the answer and rest of the interview on Saturday.

19 comments:

  1. Seems like they're reviewing it (I might be late to the party haha):

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/story/2012-03-06/Teams-get-physical-with-guards-Lin-and-Rubio/53403974/1

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  2. 4. I agree he hasn't been playing too bad. But no where near as dominate as before where the team was gelling so well. That Melo ISO just doesn't cut it especially if he doesn't make shots. And both Melo and Amare just aren't making open J's which they usually do making it look more "apparent"

    But I still think Lin can be a little more aggressive and assert himself. He also needs to start doing something different. It seems like he is doing the same thing all the time, and when the ball goes to Melo no one moves! I would love to see a pass to melo and then a cut from somewhere. Especially from Lin or someone.

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  3. Hi folks, just wanted to share the email I sent to the NBA *Contact Us* http://www.nba.com/email_us/contact_us.html (wasn't easy to find this link)

    my spouse wrote a short one to them.... but hahaha

    RE: March 6, 2012 game Knicks at (of course) Dallas Mavericks

    There was a horrible potentially career-ending BLATANT FLAGRANT FOUL to the head and neck against Jeremy Lin by the ring leader, Jason Kidd with the help of two assistant thugs (Dirk Nowitsky spelling? and someone else).

    To many people's shock, flagrant foul was NOT called!!! Does Lin (or ANY player) have to scream and go after the guys before the officials are willing to review the tape? Or for his own "teammates" to show support to incite benches-clearing brawl, instead of standing by like tree trunks?

    After looking at more videos of the incident, I feel that Lin narrowly escaped from being paralyzed and/or clinically retarded, or killed from brain damage a some hours afterwards.

    I cannot believe the coach didn't take Lin out of the game to be examined by a doctor - even after Lin missed both FT by a mile, while looking docile and dazed.

    The media inadvertently caused Lin to be targeted by other players. I understand that most players are out to injure Lin, to nip his capability in the bud, all the while playing against his team, the Knicks, with playoff-like intensity because they don't want to read the hyped headlines about how Lin trumped the opposing PG (example: Rondo makes a positive history in the record books against Lin's team, the very next game Rondo AND Celtics team itself makes a negative history). That's perfectly fine of course... BUT - do them within the confines of the game rules. And there should be various levels of flagrant fouls that should actually be implemented.

    Some of us are very concerned that opponents are targeting Jeremy Lin in the FACE and HEAD ( I guess because the brain controls the whole body?) area REPEATEDLY... Other Recent Examples: Feb 29th, Cavaliers hard-foul Lin in the face, causing blood to gush out from both nostrils.... Feb 8th, John Wall (yes, he's sick of hearing about the 2010 summer league) of Wizards head-butts, drawing blood from Lin's chin..... I don't watch every game yet, but there could be other Lin's face/head targets my gut feeling... We were gong to subscribe to a sports package, but we're not sure now. I cringe at the thought of any players so savagely treated - especially the young rising stars.

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  4. Hi folks, just wanted to share the email I sent to the NBA *Contact Us* http://www.nba.com/email_us/contact_us.html (wasn't easy to find this link)

    my spouse wrote a short one to them.... but hahaha

    RE: March 6, 2012 game Knicks at (of course) Dallas Mavericks

    There was a horrible potentially career-ending BLATANT FLAGRANT FOUL to the head and neck against Jeremy Lin by the ring leader, Jason Kidd with the help of two assistant thugs (Dirk Nowitsky spelling? and someone else). Please realize that intentional headhunting is illegal in the NFL where the players wear helmet.

    To many people's shock, flagrant foul was NOT called!!! Does Lin (or ANY player) have to scream and go after the guys before the officials are willing to review the tape? Or for his own "teammates" to show support to incite benches-clearing brawl, instead of standing by like tree trunks?

    After looking at more videos of the incident, I feel that Lin narrowly escaped from being paralyzed and/or clinically retarded, or killed from brain damage a some hours afterwards.

    I cannot believe the coach didn't take Lin out of the game to be examined by a doctor - even after Lin missed both FT by a mile, while looking docile and dazed.

    The media inadvertently caused Lin to be targeted by other players. I understand that most players are out to injure Lin, to nip his capability in the bud, all the while playing against his team, the Knicks, with playoff-like intensity because they don't want to read the hyped headlines about how Lin trumped the opposing PG (example: Rondo makes a positive history in the record books against Lin's team, the very next game Rondo AND Celtics team itself makes a negative history). That's perfectly fine of course (except there should be a limit)... BUT - do them within the confines of the game rules. And there should be various levels of flagrant fouls that should actually be implemented.

    Some of us are very concerned that opponents are targeting Jeremy Lin in the FACE and HEAD ( I guess because the brain controls the whole body?) area REPEATEDLY... Other Recent Examples: Feb 29th, Cavaliers hard-foul Lin in the face, causing blood to gush out from both nostrils.... Feb 8th, John Wall (yes, he's sick of hearing about the 2010 summer league) of Wizards head-butts, drawing blood from Lin's chin..... I don't watch every game yet, but there could be other Lin's face/head targets my gut feeling... We were gong to subscribe to a sports package, but we're not sure now. I cringe at the thought of any players so savagely treated - especially the young rising stars.

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  5. Hi folks, just wanted to share the email I sent to the NBA *Contact Us* http://www.nba.com/email_us/contact_us.html (they make it hard to find)

    my spouse wrote a short one to them.... but hahaha

    RE: March 6, 2012 game Knicks at (of course) Dallas Mavericks

    There was a horrible potentially career-ending BLATANT FLAGRANT FOUL to the head and neck against Jeremy Lin by the ring leader, Jason Kidd with the help of two assistant thugs (Dirk Nowitsky spelling? and someone else). Please realize that intentional headhunting is illegal in the NFL where the players wear helmet.

    To many people's shock, flagrant foul was NOT called!!! Does Lin (or ANY player) have to scream and go after the guys before the officials are willing to review the tape? Or for his own "teammates" to show support to incite benches-clearing brawl, instead of standing by like tree trunks?

    After looking at more videos of the incident, I feel that Lin narrowly escaped from being paralyzed and/or clinically retarded, or killed from brain damage a some hours afterwards.

    I cannot believe the coach didn't take Lin out of the game to be examined by a doctor - even after Lin missed both FT by a mile, while looking docile and dazed.

    The media inadvertently caused Lin to be targeted by other players. I understand that most players are out to injure Lin, to nip his capability in the bud, all the while playing against his team, the Knicks, with playoff-like intensity because they don't want to read the hyped headlines about how Lin trumped the opposing PG (example: Rondo makes a positive history in the record books against Lin's team, the very next game Rondo AND Celtics team itself makes a negative history). That's perfectly fine of course (except there should be a limit)... BUT - do them within the confines of the game rules. And there should be various levels of flagrant fouls that should actually be implemented.

    Some of us are very concerned that opponents are targeting Jeremy Lin in the FACE and HEAD ( I guess because the brain controls the whole body?) area REPEATEDLY... Other Recent Examples: Feb 29th, Cavaliers hard-foul Lin in the face, causing blood to gush out from both nostrils.... Feb 8th, John Wall (yes, he's sick of hearing about the 2010 summer league) of Wizards head-butts, drawing blood from Lin's chin..... I don't watch every game yet, but there could be other Lin's face/head targets my gut feeling... We were gong to subscribe to a sports package, but we're not sure now. I cringe at the thought of any players so savagely treated - especially the young rising stars.

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  6. I have a huge beef with Melo and Lin. I know Melo is iso-heavy, but he also has all sorts of tools to score. When Jeremy was playing during the breakout days, he'd penetrate and kick it out to either Shump, Fields, Novak, or even Jared. The former 2 would slash and the latter two would shoot. If Shump or Fields pull it up then I begin to pray. Supposedly if we change that receiver to Melo, everything should have at least doubled because he's a combination of mid-range shooter, slasher, and even a passer. But no, what does he do? He iso...

    Tyson is a part of the reasons why Lin doesn't PnR that much anymore, because that's Jeremy's favorite partner and he can't catch at will. Another big reason is because the opposing teams are trapping it hard at him.

    I am not sure how well Melo's PnR with Jeremy would do, because Melo isn't as tall as the other 7 footers, and the traps that other teams are setting up usually contain a big man serving as a wall to limit the passing lane and Lin's vision to some extend.

    I actually like the idea of Melo posting down low with Lin feeding the ball to him. Like it's mentioned in the context, Melo handles the double team rather well, and Lin is the best 3 pt shooter not named Novak on the Knicks (@32% for the season). That will also free up the double team on Lin, enabling him to penetrate like crazy again.

    The only problem, is that this isn't D'Antoni system...

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  7. I'll take a guess to who Doc Scheppler compares Jeremy Lin to.

    My guess is that Doc will compare Lin to Jerry West.

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  8. Jeremy's 3 point stroke may be looking good but they are not going in. I think he has to limit his 3 point shooting unless he actually has a wide open shot. He's probably better dribbling in a couple of steps to take a closer shot if he can. I also find it interesting that Mike Breen seems to kind of groan everytime Lin misses a 3 pointer yet there are lots of other guys who are bricking threes as well that he doesn't seem to sound so down about.

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  9. Bill Simmons, a basketbal historian, is the editor of grantland and my favorite article every year is the NBA trade value article. Must read every year:

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7664492/nba-trade-value-part-1


    BILL SIMMONS' take on Jeremy's trade value:




    35. Stephen Curry
    Fell 15 spots from last year's list purely for "All right, what's really going on with Curry's right ankle?" reasons. That's one of the top-five conversation topics in NBA circles right now, along with "Why do the players hate Rondo so much?," "What are you hearing about Dwight?," "What are the Lakers going to do?" and "Did we ever figure out why Al Jefferson has a 38-year-old girlfriend????" So what's the answer? Is this a potential Grant Hill situation? Do the Warriors have the worst trainer/medical situation on the planet? Is Nike slipping? Are Curry's ankles made of papier-mâché? If there was a pay-per-view special of Curry getting an MRI on his right ankle, followed by Phoenix's medical staff breaking down the results, I think I'd pay $49.99 to watch it.

    The good news for Warriors fans: Their team made a $500 million mistake by choosing Charles Jenkins over Jeremy Lin on December 8 (it's true, look it up), then wasted its amnesty on $4 million of Charlie Bell so they could overpay DeAndre Jordan with an offer sheet (didn't work), leaving them stuck with Andris "Why Didn't You Amnesthize and Put Me Out of My Own Misery????" Biedrins (owed $9 million each of the next two years) and little cap flexibility this summer. Oh, wait, that's horrible news. Speaking of Linsanity …

    GROUP J: "We'll Consider It If You Throw in 500 Million Dollars"
    34. Jeremy Lin
    This feels about right. It's certainly better than being ranked between Sean Marks and Zabian Dowdell.

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  10. Hi folks, just wanted to share the email I sent to the NBA *Contact Us* http://www.nba.com/email_us/contact_us.html (wasn't easy to find this link)

    my spouse wrote a short one to them.... but hahaha

    RE: March 6, 2012 game Knicks at (of course) Dallas Mavericks

    There was a horrible potentially career-ending BLATANT FLAGRANT FOUL to the head and neck against Jeremy Lin by the ring leader, Jason Kidd with the help of two assistant thugs (Dirk Nowitsky spelling? and someone else). Please realize that intentional headhunting is illegal in the NFL where the players wear helmet.

    To many people's shock, flagrant foul was NOT called!!! Does Lin (or ANY player) have to scream and go after the guys before the officials are willing to review the tape? Or for his own "teammates" to show support to incite benches-clearing brawl, instead of standing by like tree trunks?

    After looking at more videos of the incident, I feel that Lin narrowly escaped from being paralyzed and/or clinically retarded, or killed from brain damage a some hours afterwards.

    I cannot believe the coach didn't take Lin out of the game to be examined by a doctor - even after Lin missed both FT by a mile, while looking docile and dazed.

    The media inadvertently caused Lin to be targeted by other players. I understand that most players are out to injure Lin, to nip his capability in the bud, all the while playing against his team, the Knicks, with playoff-like intensity because they don't want to read the hyped headlines about how Lin trumped the opposing PG (example: Rondo makes a positive history in the record books against Lin's team, the very next game Rondo AND Celtics team itself makes a negative history). That's perfectly fine of course (except there should be a limit)... BUT - do them within the confines of the game rules. And there should be various levels of flagrant fouls that should actually be implemented.

    Some of us are very concerned that opponents are targeting Jeremy Lin in the FACE and HEAD ( I guess because the brain controls the whole body?) area REPEATEDLY... Other Recent Examples: Feb 29th, Cavaliers hard-foul Lin in the face, causing blood to gush out from both nostrils.... Feb 8th, John Wall (yes, he's sick of hearing about the 2010 summer league) of Wizards head-butts, drawing blood from Lin's chin..... I don't watch every game yet, but there could be other Lin's face/head targets my gut feeling... We were gong to subscribe to a sports package, but we're not sure now. I cringe at the thought of any players so savagely treated - especially the young rising stars.

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  11. Lin should just shoot the basketball and not worry about "form".

    A lot of the times, players get so hung up about shooting mechanics that they forget that it doesn't matter how ugly a shot is if it goes IN.
    Lin's original shot had the same mechanics Larry Bird had. Both players release the ball from the right side of their head, not the center. The motion looks like a soccer throw. Michael Jordan eventually adopted this form after he got into the NBA. Adrian Dantley (led the entire NBA in scoring in the early 80s) shot like this too, and both Karl Malone and John Stockton became shooters by watching Dantley. There are countless other players like Charles Barkley and Mark Aguirre who used that shot to score in the NBA.

    There are many good ways to shoot a basketball "properly". But the basketball has to go IN the hoop, especially with defenders draped all over you at an NBA pace. Shooting in drills and against inferior competition is totally different from shooting in an NBA game.
    I think that Lin would shoot better by REVERTING to his prior jump shot form. If it worked for Hall of Famers like MJ and Bird and Charles and Stockton and Malone and Dantley (among others), it might work for Lin.

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    1. Form creates balance and balance and rhythm are what makes shooters. Adrian Dantley and Larry Bird are not really people I would emulate in terms of shooting mechanics. Larry Bird is 6'9 and and when you're that tall he almost doesn't need much elevation. His shots almost look like set shots with very little lift. Basically, there are few moving parts so there is not as many factors to modify his rhythm from one shot to the next. The problem with Lin's prior form is he elevates too high and does this kick with his legs... too many moving parts which change the trajectory and force of the shot. Shooting coaches are shooting coaches for a reason and if they say Lin's shot needs work, it needs work.

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    2. Dantley is 6'3", the same exact height as Lin. And John Stockton at 6'1" is shorter than Lin.

      If Lin thinks that the shooting coaches are helping him, fine. Let's hope that their advice helps Lin shoot better.

      Keep in mind that shooting coaches aren't gods. Plus, a lot of these shooting coaches haven't had to shoot off balance jumpers against NBA triple teams with guys tryjng to knock Lin off his form.

      Regardless of what my opinion is, let's see if all that coaching makes Lin a better NBA scorer.

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    3. Players shouldn't shoot any shots with 3 people on them...There are open people that would take a higher quality shot

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  12. I think he should do exactly what his coach tells him to do.

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  13. I'm in the camp that believes Lin should play more with the second team. Not as a demotion, but because he plays better when the offense revolves around him. And with Melo and Amare, that's not possible. The ideal teammates for Lin are guys like Tyson, Jeffries, Novak, Shumpert, and Fields. The second team are used to playing hard on defense and knocking down their open shots.

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  14. or sit melo and amare. too bad the coach has to play his highest paid players not necessary the best players.

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  16. I sent this to the NBA Officiating
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    RE: March 6, 2012 game Knicks at (of course) Dallas Mavericks

    There was a horrible potentially career-ending BLATANT FLAGRANT FOUL to the head and neck against Jeremy Lin by the ring leader, Jason Kidd with the help of two assistant thugs (Dirk Nowitsky spelling? and someone else). Please realize that intentional headhunting is illegal in the NFL where the players wear helmet.

    To many people's shock, flagrant foul was NOT called!!! Does Lin (or ANY player) have to scream and go after the guys before the officials are willing to review the tape? Or for his own "teammates" to show support to incite benches-clearing brawl, instead of standing by like tree trunks?

    After looking at more videos of the incident, I feel that Lin narrowly escaped from being paralyzed and/or clinically retarded, or killed from brain damage some hours afterwards.

    I cannot believe the coach didn't take Lin out of the game to be examined by a doctor - even after Lin missed both FT by a mile, while looking docile and dazed.

    The media inadvertently caused Lin to be targeted by other players. I understand that most players are out to injure Lin, to nip his capability in the bud, all the while playing against his team, the Knicks, with playoff-like intensity because they don't want to read the hyped headlines about how Lin trumped the opposing PG (example: Rondo makes a positive history in the record books against Lin's team, the very next game Rondo AND Celtics team itself makes a negative history). That's perfectly fine of course, the way the NBA allowed them for forever, I understand (except there should be a limit)... BUT - do them within the confines of the game rules. And there should be various levels of flagrant fouls that should actually be implemented.

    Some of us are very concerned that opponents are targeting Jeremy Lin in the FACE and HEAD ( I guess because the brain controls the whole body?) area REPEATEDLY... Other Recent Examples: Feb 29th, Cavaliers hard-foul Lin in the face, causing blood to gush out from both nostrils.... Feb 8th, John Wall (yes, he's sick of hearing about the 2010 summer league) of Wizards head-butts, drawing blood from Lin's chin..... I don't watch every game yet, but there could be other Lin's face/head targets my gut feeling... We were gong to subscribe to a sports package, but we're not sure now. I cringe at the thought of any players so savagely treated - especially the young rising stars.

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