Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lin Moving and Cutting

Here is Jeremy working out before game #1 against the Heat. It looks like Jeremy is moving OK, making some cuts and dribble moves. Hard to say how close he is to returning.




For those of us Jonesing for JLin, here is his D-League triple double highlights. I love the Erie jersey. I bet they'll sell these later.


41 comments:

  1. With Shumpert done, Davis hurting, and the Heat defense stifling the other Knicks guards' attempts to run the offense, there will be more pressure for Lin to return early. I wouldn't be surprised to see Lin give it a try in the all-hands-on-deck elimination game.

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  2. I heard Lin could possibly return for this series if it becomes a long one but judging by yesterday's embarrassment and Shumpert's injury it's hard to see them winning one game at this point. The game was over after the first half. I don't think Lin can help too much at this point since he will be rusty coming back.

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    1. The benefit of Lin coming back against the Heat isn't the Knicks winning. It's Lin tasting the post-season against a likely finalist and adding that precious play-off experience to his development as a young NBA guard.

      If Lin plays, everyone would understand Lin is rusty, coming back early from surgery, and only playing because the Knicks are shorthanded in an all-hands-on-deck scenario. If Lin actually plays well, win of lose, that would be a bonus.

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  3. Enjoy your site. Jeremy's 17 Erie Bayhawks jersey is sold on their website. Plus a t-shirt.

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    1. Ugh.... Corporate sponsor jerseys.

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    2. I REALLY WANT A PALO ALTO OR HAVARD JERSEY!!!!!!

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  4. I love this video. Thank you for uploading!!! I'm really happy that he's ok. I'm watching the Knicks vs Heat game yesterday and I keep rewinding it to see Jeremy sitting on the bench. It put smile on my face to see that he's ok and hopefully can comeback soon. " But please don't rush we want to see you healthy, we r here to wait for you. We love you Jeremy. God Bless your heart! " I pray everyday for your speed recovery.

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  5. Jeremy is probably eager to come back to play, knowing him is the person has strong will to fight and win, especially seeing the Heat swept Knicks again, it must hurt him a lot.

    But, it's not too late to take the revenge in 10 years, as the chinese saying goes, Jeremy, please don't rush back, especially feeling soreness after Sat. one-on-one, human body does need to take time to heal, that is the signal the body is giving out,
    we want to see Jeremy play for many many years, when you are ready, be patient, please look for long term basket
    career for yourself.

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    1. lol i hope it will not take 10 years to get their revenge from miami. i really hate that team and the fans are getting on my nerves. can take bulls dominating in the 90's and the lakers dominating in the early '00 but i dont think i can take miami dominating this season and later seasons. don't even wanna go to the nba forums with all the trash talking i see against the knicks and against lin's possible early return. its crazy out there.

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  6. http://knicksnow.com/videos/1286/all-access-sunday-playoff-practice

    http://knicksnow.com/videos/1285/injury-update-lin

    it's going 7 if Lin returns game 4!

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  7. Awesome to see you guys knew about his talent ages ago unlike us bandwagon fans lol. He inspired me to go after my dream which is to make creative editorial images about NY sport stories. Check out my first one which of course focuses on Lin's story.
    SportHeads.net

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    1. Cute! Make more creative images of Jeremy. I already share it in my FB.

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  8. Maybe I was right after all about a first round return?

    Jeremy is just too much of a competitor to sit out completely. If the Knicks lose tomorrow as expected but win Game 3 at MSG, I could definitely see Jeremy coming off the bench for 15-20 in Game 4 and 5...especially in the 4th quarter.

    It all depends on the doctors, trainers and Jeremy, but there is a difference between "soreness" and "danger." He won't be 100% but that doesn't mean he's risking his career by coming back.

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    1. I want Lin to come back so he can taste play-off basketball against a likely finalist, but definitely not at all costs. Lin should only return if he's healed enough so he's not taking an unreasonable risk. Rusty is acceptable. Not in game shape is acceptable. Higher risk of injury due to a not-yet-healed unstable knee is not acceptable.

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  9. Whose idiotic idea was it to use basketballs as cones? All it takes is one misstep, and Lin will be injuring his knee again. Seriously, use anything, like a folding chair, instead of a ball!

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    1. Haha, I actually thought the exact same thing ("Um, can't you slip on a ball?").

      You'd think the Knicks could afford some cones. Or at least use some large soda cups.

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  11. Gotta give JLin fans credit for all their well-wishes to Iman Shumpert. Especially all the support in Chinese on Lin's FB page. So far over 2000 comments/support for Shump. I provide some examples at:

    http://www.21shumpstreet.com/2012/04/support-for-shumpert-after-season.html

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    1. I'm praying for Lin, Shumpert and Rose speedy recovery. I'm a knicks fan but I like Rose too. Please include him in your prayer.

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  12. News alert! http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7870114/2012-nba-playoffs-jeremy-lin-new-york-knicks-hopes-return-miami-heat-series Can Lin make a difference if they are down 3 games to 0 if he actually comes back in game 4???

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    1. These next 2 games are very crucial, Knicks need to win at least one of them in order to have a chance.

      If Lin comes back in game 4 and the Knicks are down 0-3 ... just remember nobody in the NBA has ever come back from 0-3 in a playoff series .... NOBODY :(

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    2. MSG needs to get Lin back at least for 5-10 minutes so Maxxum and all the new advertisers are happy. Plus if NYK is down 3-0, no pressure for Lin getting some minutes because no-one will expect him to bring the Knicks back -- just emergency duty given Shump and Davis are hurt. It'll be like the Nets game in Feb.

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    3. Shoot, just lost a lengthy comment. Anyways, the jist of the comment was...yes. In a word, Clippers. Their amazing comeback ag/ Memphis tells you anything is possible if you dont give up. Not saying they will win the series with Lin coming back, but there is the possibility of hope. Thats all you need sometimes going forward. I actually think Lin will play pretty well. Its like when you play better when youre sick, because you play smarter, more relaxed, more controlled. Being sick is a great anecdote for the nerves, believe it or not. I had more supporting arguments but lost it all..too lazy to retype everything.

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    4. I worry about him comming back for a game 4 even. One game playoff experience isnt that big of a deal right now if he has any risk of additional injury due to not being 100%.

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  13. Tim Tebow, Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Lin Recognized for Influence in Forbes....

    Forbes magazine included four Christian athletes in its top 10 list of the Most Influential Athletes of 2012 – among those listed were Tim Tebow, Manny Pacquiao and Jeremy Lin.

    Jeremy Lin, 24-year-old Christian point guard who plays for the New York Knicks, was placed on the list for the first time at number 10. Lin's influence was listed at 18 percent with 66 percent of those surveyed saying they "liked him" or "liked him a lot."

    Forbes said despite the injury that Lin is attempting to rehabilitate, the "Linsanity" phenomenon sparked by his record-breaking performance still exists.

    "A knee injury to the Knicks guard has 'Linsanity' down, but not out," Forbes wrote about the NBA player.

    Last month, Pacquiao said he believed God was using he, Lin and Tebow to help save souls.

    "Why Jeremy Lin? Why Tim Tebow? Why Manny Pacquiao," the boxer questioned an audience about the athletes' prominent statuses. "Because of the Lord, he wants us in his word. He uses famous people to bring in more."

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    1. Forbes Top 10 Most Influential Athletes: Jeremy Lin makes the list, Lebron James dropped

      Here is the full list:
      No. 1 Jimmie Johnson
      No. 2 Tim Tebow
      No. 3 Peyton Manning
      No. 4 Manny Pacquiao
      No. 5 Tom Brady
      No. 6 Aaron Rodgers
      No. 7 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
      No. 8 Drew Brees
      No. 9 Eli Manning
      No. 10 Jeremy Lin

      LeBron James made the top10 last year but was dropped this year.

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    2. It's more about the popularity of NFL football over basketball in the U.S. If this was an international athlete list, the top names will be soccer stars like Lionel Messi, then Jeremy Lin, then Roger Federer.

      NASCAR racing and NFL football are those 'redneck' friendly sports that gets the interest of most Americans.

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  14. I couldn't resist this jab: Jeremy looks ridiculous in those capris. =)

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  15. An injured Lin is still the best PG the Knicks have.

    If Lin does nothing other than bring the ball upcourt, wave his hands on defense, and get Stoudemire and Anthony into scoring position, that would be good enough to keep the Knicks from being blown out in losses.

    I know Lin had that one bad game against Miami way back, but he was tired and worn out from playing 40+ minutes several games in a row. Some games you just move on from.

    This is one time where playing for Mike Woodson is a good thing. Woodson should stick Lin in briefly off the bench and then yank him after a few productive minutes. Lin will probably be fuming the way Michael Jordan did in his 2nd year when the Bulls limited his post injury minutes, but TOO BAD.

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    1. What he did in his "rematch" against Philly (whom he also had an awful 1st game against) is all they need from him, and if healthy, I'm sure he could match that.

      Play great defense. Take care of the ball. Avoid the trap/double-team. Make the "hockey" assist. Let Melo bring the ball up sometime. Come on strong in the 4th quarter and hit FTs. But he has to attack the basket...if Lin's not healthy enough to do that, he won't be a big factor anyway and he shouldn't return.

      The only thing I don't want to see him do no matter how good he feels is grinding to a HARD STOP for one of his mid-range jumpers/passes. I think that's the maneuver that kills his knee (even though it's really effective). In fact, he should stop doing that period. Just keep working on that 3pt shot instead.

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  16. i predict a game 5 return....and doing well.

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  17. Hey everyone. Just wanted to stop by this site to let you all know that Jeremy will NOT be playing at all in the playoffs. Mark my words. All the media reports of him coming back are all fluff. It has been reported that The Knicks TV ratings failed miserably compared to the NHL NY Rangers ratings.

    With that said, the Knicks media are doing everything they can to keep the people interested and spending money on them. By that, they will bring up Jeremy and his chances of returning in the series. They are trying to make a quick buck with the ticket sales as Game 4 will be in MSG. Then when Game 4 comes, it will be too late for all the Jeremy hopefuls.

    DON'T FALL FOR THIS TRAP. They are trying to scam the Asian people and their money. Don't spend a dime on this crap.

    Signing off
    -Nemo Network Media

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  19. I also predict the Knicks mgmt will "allow" 15-20 min appearance in Game 5 but not with any hope to win the series, more like a "teaser" for next season to Chinese sponsors.

    So no slashing/driving to the basket. Only to help ball movement, lob passes, mid-range jumpers and occasional 3-pointers to excite Chinese-based fans.

    After reading this article on the marketing side in NY, I think Knicks would never let Jeremy walk because there's too much money on the table here. The Knicks want to protect their future investment. That left knee is worth hundreds of millions of dollars
    http://www.nj.com/knicks/index.ssf/2012/04/report_knicks_wont_let_jeremy.html

    ...
    "They won't let him leave," a source told ESPN.com's Marc Stein about Lin.
    As Stein pointed out, there is too much marketing dollars at stake for both the Knicks and Lin. He needs to be in the city to reach as many people as possible and the Knicks have brought in several Chinese sponsors that would be disappointed if they failed to re-sign the child of Taiwanese immigrants.
    Another motivating factor that Stein didn't mention was the Nets' move to Brooklyn. CEO Nets Basketball Brett Yormark has already attracted major sponsors like Barclays to his side of the fence, and the Knicks will obviously look to maintain their status as advertisers' preferred team.
    Long story short: Lin doesn't have to rent. He can buy.

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  20. At first, this seemed to be one of the rare moments in which Lin fans were split in a near 50-50 disagreement: have Lin come back and play with the hope that he can provide the spark for a Knick victory or two, or just let him rest for a complete recovery while the Knicks lose? However, one could identify an emerging consensus: leave Lin out if there is any substantive risk of further injury to his knee; otherwise, even if he's not 100%, we'd love to see him play. Regardless, the "debate" is moot, since he, with his trainers and doctors, will make the decision.

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    1. I have been in Jeremy Lin withdrawal since March 24, so selfishly, I do want to see him play again before the Knicks are eliminated.

      However, correction of this part: "have Lin come back and play with the hope that he can provide the spark for a Knick victory or two"

      I have no expectation or hope that a Lin return would spark the Knicks to a win against the Heat. A Knicks team at full strength probably wouldn't beat the Heat. Besides the pleasure of watching him play again, I hope Lin gets back on the court so he gains the learning experience of playing post-season basketball against a likely finalist. That kind of experience can't be duplicated outside of the play-offs. Lin would benefit from the point of reference as he prepares for his 3rd season. I don't believe Lin can learn as much by watching from the bench as he would by running on the court with the Heat. I wouldn't expect Lin to play well, but if his clutch emerges, that would be a bonus. Another bonus is Lin adding to his reputation for toughness and leadership by returning early.

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  21. It is because Lin fans love Lin from the bottom of our heart, and think of the best interest of Lin, while the trainers and doctors MAY put the interest of the business ahead of Lin's personal interest.

    Even though it's killing him watching the game not able to play, he has to think of his long term career, instead of just one season.

    It will definitely break Lin fan's heart should he get injured again.

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  22. I fear they really are going to rush him back. The Knicks are a mess right now, total Iso/Melo ball and it is not working. If they lose Game 3 at MSG, I expect to see Lin out for Game 4. I can only hope he would be sufficiently healed by then, otherwise it could backfire spectacularly.

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  23. I hope Lin's mom and daddy is with him, and can apply enough influence on Lin to push back the pressure from the team and let Lin not to rush back.

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  24. I don't think the Knicks can make it to a Game 5, with the way this series is unfolding. Miami Heat is just dominating each game.

    Lin can come back in the last game, if it's a blowout, but it will be mostly symbolic .... something positive to console the Knicks fans who are watching their team get swept.

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