Saturday, April 21, 2012

More Excuses By So Called Experts

Here is an article by Darryl Morey, GM of the Houston Rockets, again trying to say no one could have predicted Jeremy Lin. Too bad he wasn't reading our site back in 2010. It just shows you one of the biggest problems with most of these so called basketball geniuses is their pride. They just can't admit when they're wrong or they just keep making up excuses.

It's not the only one, but the number one reason why he wasn't drafted or given a chance was what he looks like. This is the true "Elephant on the Court" or "Selection Bias". Go back and watch all the video of Jeremy in college. What he did back then, he did the same this season in the NBA. Not much difference.

Predicting performance in basketball: The elephant on the court | The Economist

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  1. I'm currently in a back n forth with one of the someone named jacksonEWC in the comments section. Check it out.

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    1. jacksonEWC:
      "There are a lot of NBA bench players that would put up big numbers as a fill in for a couple of weeks if pressed into service."

      Me: "A lot" is an overstatement, but Jackson is correct that there are NBA bench players who are capable of subbing in as a starter and do what Lin did as a starter. They're called 3rd guards (a subset of 6th men), those special versatile play-making often-clutch combo guards. Eg, Ginobili, Harden, Dragic. It's an elite group. While Lin is not yet fully converted into an NBA PG, he is already fully equipped to be an NBA 3rd guard.

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    2. Where are all these "bench players" that put up as many points as Lin did in their first starts?

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    3. Jeremy Lin is not a 3rd Guard material. I am sorry to break that to you. A 3rd guard is someone who comes off the bench and gives about 25+ minutes each night, depending on their performances. I am just gonna look at 2 different 3rd guards in the league, James Harden, (best 3rd guard right now, Ginobili only played 32 games) and Mo Williams, (your typical 3rd guard on a winning team, starter on a bad team). Jeremy Lin does spark his team whenever he’s on the court, something a 3rd guard should do, and I give that to him, but statistically, he’s just not a 3rd guard player.
      Jump shots ( A 3rd guard must be an above average shooter)
      James Harden: Jump shot eFG% - 0.513 Overall eFG% = 0.583 (82games)
      Mo Williams: Jump shot eFG% - 0.496 Overall eFG% = 0.503 (82games)
      Jeremy Lin: Jump shot eFG% - 0.469 Overall eFG% = 0.478 (82games)
      NBA average: Overall eFG% 0.487 (hoopdata)
      eFG% = Effective Field Goal Percentage; the formula is (FG + 0.5 * 3P) / FGA
      As you can see, Jeremy Lin is a below average scorer, and he’s stats are even worse compare to the 2 3rd guards mentioned. Furthermore, if you watch him play on tv, you’d realize that he’s the type of player who needs the ball in his hand to make something happen, contrary to the playing style of Manu and Harden. Thus, he’s much better suited to play point guard than as a 3rd guard.

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    4. KHuang- Larry Bird once said “It doesn't matter who scores the points, it's who can get the ball to the scorer” Think about it, it doesn’t really matter who score that breakaway layup, does it? Again, what makes Jeremy Lin the player we all loved isn’t all about putting up ridiculous scoring numbers. One person that puts up crazy numbers that comes to mind is Ronald Murray. Before 2003-2004 season, he had 0 starts, when Ray Allen got injuried, he started the first 13 games of the season. He scored 24,22,24,24,29,20,16,26,31,26,21,11,9 in those starts. Impressive right? He only averaged 12.2 ppg for that season, and that’s his career high. This just shows the effect of small sample size. Right now, I can think of Manny Harris of Cavs.

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    5. Yeah, I remember Ronald Murray very well.

      I always liked his game and always thought that he should have received more minutes. But I do remember Ronald Murray as primarily a scorer.

      Jeremy Lin is a solid NBA player who can start or come off the bench. He does fine with either.

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    6. Lin is WAY BETTER than Ronald Murray on both ends of the floor.

      Watch. Lin will eclipse Ronald Murray in NBA domination even though Murray was drafted and Lin was not.

      Right now, Lin is the best player from his 2010 draft class. As time goes on, the playing gulf between Lin and his classmates will WIDEN.

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  2. What's that saying in computer IT: no one gets fired for buying Microsoft software (even if it is obviously mediocre, it is accepted norm and won't get you fired if you are wrong). I would say this applied more to not getting any division I scholarships rather than not getting drafted, but pre-conceptions and protecting ones job by making safe decision probably applies here, just as it applies to buying tons of Microcrap software for your company...

    More importantly, what's up with Jeremy's knee?

    He made comments early on that his doctors said he won't know real shape of recovery until about 1 1/2 - 2 weeks after surgery (now?

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  3. And has anyone found any info on what the orthopedic surgeon found during arthroscopy?

    I read some tidbit that there was no surrounding damage (don't know if this means no arthritis damage), but some article said his expected recovery and overall prognosis should be based upon what they found upon direct visual inspection.

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    1. They said they found no surrounding damage, but the meniscus tear itself was significant, and had been there for a long time, perhaps since Harvard days.

      So it does take a while to recover. The six weeks of absence seems about right because he needs to work himself back into game shape before he can join the Knicks in playoff games.

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    2. Do you know if tear was lateral or medial?

      Just trimmed the tear, or did they put a stitch in it or repair it?

      I did some google research on meniscal tear and I think I read that lateral ones have better prognosis because there is better blood supply there(?)

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    3. They didn't say, however I'm thinking it's lateral because they are waiting on it to heal. Medial tear would just be scraped off, and the player can resume playing in 2 weeks.

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    4. Thanks for the info!

      Re-googled meniscal tear and it looks like lateral meniscus (not medial like I wrote above), has poorer blood supply, so presumably healing is worse and takes longer.

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  5. I remembered following the Rocket's last preseason game in December, and I thought if they're not going to put JLin in, then it would mean that the Rockets had made their decision, and JLin would not make the cut. Fourth quarter came, and JLin was still on the bench. I was really nervous thinking that his fate for the upcoming season would be determined within the next 10 minutes. Finally, with a little less than 6 minutes left to play, JLin was in. Then I thought he must be really nervous waiting for his opportunity the whole night, and all of the sudden he gets called in. The results, JLin lead the Rockets to a 10-0 run in the final 3 minutes to tie the game 95-95. He had a highlighted play with less than a minute to go, down by 2, JLin blew by three Spurs, and shot a floater high off the glass over two leaping defenders, and tied the game! It was an amazing play! JLin finished the night going 3 for 3 FG, 1 Reb, 1 Assist (I believe it was a dish to Dragic for a layup). Then I thought there's no way the Rockets would cut JLin after that performance. He showed star potential from just the one sudden opportunity he was given. But the Rockets had two many guards on contract and needed help upfront. They decided to keep Jeff Adrien over JLin....and eventually Jeff Adrien was cut in February. How could Darryl Morey made that mistake?

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  6. I believe this is the path that God lead Jeremy to. I still think it is great to have 'Linsanity' in New York, a city with more media and global attention.

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  7. Yes, some how it indeed seems a perfect drama conducted by the God, even though it might be tough for Lin to endure during the low period with confusion, now looking back, it indeed is a perfect plan by the God, just like Lin said in his How to Get into Harvard video.

    Had Lin stayed with Golden State Warrior or Rockets, there might be no Lansanity, even Lin played as great as he did at NY, the grand stage of NY indeed give him a lift to spread his popularity.

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    1. Yep true that, being at Knicks/NYC really helped to spread his popularity once he's able to play. Its amazing how these things work out sometimes.

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    2. Now Lin is out, no one can put him back into the dark. Very happy for Lin, patience did pay off.

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  8. Knicks lost to the Cavaliers last night, and looked really bad while losing. So now it looks like they will face Miami or Chicago in the playoffs .... and will probably lose the series before JLin can come back. So maybe his season is done. Let's hope not, let's hope for an upset victory so we can see Linsanity come back healthy.

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    1. Knicks match up well with Chicago, who have their own chemistry/injury issues with Rose. They can win a 7-game series even without J-Lin.

      But the Heat are a much tougher matchup, and I don't see how the Knicks possibly advance without Jeremy.

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    2. I agree with zxcvb. Provided the Knicks figure out how to use Stoudamire, I like their chances against the Bulls. I don't like their chances against the Heat.

      76ers and Knicks are both 33-30. The Knicks have the tie-breaker.
      Knicks: @Hawks, Clippers, @Bobcats.
      76ers: @Nets, @Bucks, @Pistons.

      The 76ers can go 3-0 while the Knicks can go 2-1 or even 1-2 and drop to the 8th seed.

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  9. Although I would love to watch Lin in the playoffs, the possibility of him rushing back too soon to affect his long term career or struggling with rust and then having everyone blame him to disturb chemistry would be too painful. I would rather the Knicks get swept by the Bulls or Heat without Lin and then realise how much they need Lin. Sorry, I am a Lin fan before I am a Knicks fan. Lol.

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    1. But then it will be 6 months until NBA fans see Jeremy Lin again, unless he plays in the London Olympics ... which he said he won't.

      6 months is a looooong time in sports. By then everyone will forget about Jeremy Lin, and his overall value will go down. He needs to have some playoff experience.

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    2. At this developmental stage in his career, the best thing for Lin is play-off experience. Certainly, Lin shouldn't rush back if that risks further permanent injury. But if it's just a matter of rust and not further injury, then Lin should play in the post-season.

      The simple solution to the chemistry and rustiness concerns is bringing Lin off the bench. Behind Davis, who's not getting any healthier, the Knicks are running the point by committee. Bibby and Douglas are inconsistent and unreliable. Shumpert, who should stay on as a starter, is having his ups and downs as a starter. Fields isn't playing well. Smith runs hot and cold. Walker was just released to make room for Gadzuric. Lin will have plenty to do as a 3rd guard.

      By bringing Lin back in his natural 3rd guard role, the starting unit would remain intact in terms of rotation and chemistry. While Woodson shouldn't be looking to 'ride [Lin] like frickin' Secretariat, there still will be more than enough minutes for Lin at both guard positions. I would not be at all surprised if Lin ended up playing a hefty 20-30 MPG off the bench. Maybe even more.

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    4. The Knicks waived Bill Walker and replaced him with a soft big man who can't score or rebound in Dan Gadzuric. Not good. Bill Walker was one of those hard working, hustle players that contributed greatly to "Linsanity".

      As I remember, Bill was the Knick defender who knocked the ball out of Ricky Rubio's hands with 20 seconds left on the clock. This deflection basically sealed the win for the Knicks at Minnesota, in a very ugly and physical game that they probably should have lost.

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  10. I know that most of you here are huge Lin fans, but I am just going to share some of my opinion on this matter. First of all, I am not a Lin-hater by any means, and I am not going highlight his absurdly high turnover ratio, as I know that’s just the result of the style of offense he’s running. Having been following this blog for more than 1 year now, I am beginning to dislike the style that the blogger is carrying out; he is certainly taking things for granted. The tone and attitude of this blog has turned to a “Monday Morning Quarterback” episode. The article that’s being linked isn’t an excuse made by the Houston Organization, but it’s a fact of how they felt during their evaluation of Jeremy Lin. This is further highlight how difficult it is to evaluate an NBA prospect. There is a reason that the experts are there to evaluate the players, and we are just the fans. I am not saying that they don’t get it wrong, but chances are they are there because they are talented at their jobs. “Go back and watch all the video of Jeremy in college. What he did back then, he did the same this season in the NBA. Not much difference.” From this blog, this quote is highly biased, and you only say that because you saw what happened. Right now, I can name more than 20 players who couldn’t reproduce what they had done in college, even Jeremy Lin was heading this way.
    Let’s just say that Jeremy Lin never breaks out of his bench role, and he has a decent career with Luke Walton-esque numbers, will you guys still say that the critics are wrong? I mean even if he doesn’t succeed, he’s still going to be my favorite player and an inspiration for me. Regardless of his accomplishment on the court, he’s still going to be the same player to me. I really do not appreciate the fact that this blog attack Houston’s GM, coach Smart, Golden State’s GM, and Mike D’Antoni multiple times for their lack of faith in Jeremy Lin. I get it, after all, Jeremy Lin DID succeed, but what if he didn’t, then what happens? Do you guys not love him anymore, if he puts up 8ppg, 6apg, and a 13PER as a starter? For example, the Raptors drafted Andrea bargnani, and after 2 years, with Brandon Roy being selected to the All-Star Team, Raptor fans complained about our choices. Now that Roy retired pre-maturely, we are left to wonder who was really right. After all, I just wish this blog can cut the “Monday morning QB” opinions less, and focus more on the future of Jeremy Lin and his career.

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    1. the site owner and several others correctly evaluated lin's success years ago. in fact, several of them were clamoring for lin to receive starter minutes in golden state based on their correct call/analysis. they have every right to using their "tone and attitude". monday night quarterbacking not found.

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    2. I’ve watched Lin play in his senior year as well. “the site owner and several others correctly evaluated lin's success years ago.” Right now, I can give you a list of 10 relatively unknown NCAA players who I think will succeed in the future, and I am 100% sure that 1 of them will become a good NBA player. How good of a scout/evaluator does that make me? Let’s compare him to the All-American guard Sherron Collins from Kansas.
      Senior year15.5 PPG+ first team All American and a whole barrage of other awards. Went undrafted. Scored 32 points in the final summer league game. Signed by Bobcats, averaged 0.8 pts in 20 games before being waived.
      Personally, I think he is great. If I have a blog, I’d write about him, and hopefully 1 day he becomes gold, and I get national attention. However, he didn’t succeed. My point is that it’s impossible to predict how a player will turnout, and it’s super easy right now to criticise the GMs for their decisions, but we must think how we would’ve failed if we were in the same spot.
      For me, I wanted Lin to start in GSW, with him and Curry backcourt ,and they trade Ellis for a gang of players. Why? Because emotionally, I wanted to see him play, and I know he’s an average point guard who can hold his end. Maybe the owners of this site were right about Lin’s ability, maybe they saw something different. But the constant under-valuing of professionals is wrong, and unprofessional.

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    4. irrelevant. the site owner and other posters i mentioned pretty much guaranteed lin would be a star. did you? i don't see them making the same guarantee for any other ncaa players at this time. your argument is invalid.

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    5. Please tell me how you can say Jeremy Lin is going to be a better a better NBA player than let's say Sherron Collins based on their NCAA career stats and performances.
      I mean, yeah I wanted him to succeed, and I know you guys guaranteed him to be a star, but think about this, why can't you guys guarantee someone else but you don't mention it on this blog?

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    6. i haven't watched any of collins's games, and don't know a thing about him. next argument.

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    7. We fans on this site are not basketball professionals.

      Thus we need not fear being called "unprofessional" if we see guys like Daryl Morey making major league mistakes like passing up on Jeremy Lin.

      Ed Weiland correctly pointed out Lin as an NBA player, and so did we. We've also correctly pointed out Lin as an NBA star before he exploded on the scene, and we'll also correctly predict many more years of NBA stardom for him.

      Paid scouts like Morey undervaluing Jeremy Lin is wrong and unprofessional.

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    8. Okay. All I am saying is that, how can you say with 100% certainty that he will be a "star" when he's numbers are mediocre at best. There were no stats to prove his greatness nor any jaw-dropping combine/workout pPerformances.
      You can say he has great potential, but you also can't measure potential.

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    9. Sherron Collins is simply not athletic enough to play in the NBA.

      Jeremy Lin is bigger, stronger, faster, and.better than Collins. Sherron Collins couldn't even begin to compete with Jeremy Lin. But that's OK because MOST NBA pgs are not capable of competing against Jeremy Lin.

      Sherron Collins is not an overlooked sleeper like Lin. Now if somebody mentioned ex UCONN pg Khalid El Amin or ex Villanova PG Scottie Reynolds or ex Notre Dame standout Ben Hansbrough, I'd be like "OK, those guys should be in the NBA".

      My prediction for 2012 draft sleeper is Marquette's Jae Crowder. I noticed him in an NCAA game even though I had no idea who any of the players were. There is a legitimate possibility that Jae Crowder does not get drafted, but that would be a big mistake because Crowder has NBA ability. I think Crowder could be a very useful utility man off an NBA bench who helps cover up the deficiencies of more heralded players.

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    10. "There were no stats to prove his greatness nor any jaw-dropping combine/workout pPerformances." kidd4ever, do you even watch basketball? i think at this point, all i can really say about you is you have terrible scouting/analytical abilities.

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    11. Kidd4ever,welcome to our website.

      Here, you will learn many important things about Jeremy Lin. For example, Lin tested out as one of the fastest PGs in the entire NBA. Or that he was #1 in PER for Golden State as a rookie and #1 in PER for the Knicks in his 2nd year. You'll also learn that Lin was #2 in the entire NBA of 4th quarter PER only to Chris Paul. These are stats that guys like me and many others here use to illuminate Lin as a bonafide STAR.

      You will also be amazed by the consistency of Lin's performances. Starting out in high school when he was leading his unknown team over a stacked opponent that had 6 or 7 D1 recruits to the hotly contested California State championship, Lin has been utterly dominant in every league he's played in including the NBA. For years, Lin has been a dominant force in basketball.

      Lin is the most overlooked player ever to enter the NBA. But he's well on his way toward leaving the NBA as a HALL OF FAMER.

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    12. I am sorry, but what you said didn't make much sense. let's say scouting is about Expected Values. A player like Jeremy Lin has 20% chance of being 90/100 (max potential+ value), and another player like Dorell Wright has a 70% chance to become 70/100. Wright's EV is clearly higher than that of Lin and scouts are going to pick Wright over Lin everytime. So what if Lin actually reaches his max potential at 90, then they congratulate him and move on with the next prospect.
      One thing that many of you miss is that Ed Weiland also predicts the success of so many other players, in a later article, he wrote "I feel compelled to mention Nate Rohnert, because he meets the same standards that had me raving about the prospects of Jeremy Lin a couple of weeks ago." and we all wonder who is Nate Rohnert LOL

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    13. "There were no stats to prove his greatness nor any jaw-dropping combine/workout pPerformances." what I meant by that is that his stats in Harvard doesn't scream out future all star, given so many players before him posted similar or better numbers yet failed. Yes I agree that he had a stellar year in GSW, given the lack of minutes he played. and he was played great.
      KHuang- there are just so many players coming out of NCAA after putting good numbers, and performances that it would be impossible to predict the future of Jeremy Lin right after Harvard.

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    14. I hate to say this, but this is a Jeremy Lin fansite where veteran observers of the game adore Lin's ability to dominate the NBA game.

      Are you here just to flame us? Because if you are, we will collectively KICK YOUR BUTT if you want to go against us. We've punked many a hater off this board, and right now you are sounding DUMBER than any of them.

      Dorell Wright over Jeremy Lin. Yeah right.

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    15. I wasn't here when this site predicted that Lin was going to be a star out of Harvard, but it took me 30 seconds of seeing Lin play for me to correctly recognize him as an NBA player.

      We continue to predict Lin's success. Barring major injury, nothing and no one can stop Lin from starring in the NBA. Even the steady diet of double and triple teams thrown against him won't stop him from making his teammates better.

      Lin has already overcome every hurdle to star in the NBA, just as we predicted.

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    16. OKay. I am not here to flame you guys, nor am I a Lin-Hater. I used this blog to track his success since his stint with GSW, and just recently this blog has turned to a place where you guys collectively complain about almost every coach and GM every coached Lin in the NBA. I guess that's why I decided to share my opinion.
      I guess that EV example didn't quite get to you, all I was saying there was that the scouts made a correct call by passing up on him during the draft, cause he wasn't that outstanding in college.

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    17. You're not a hater. Good. I enjoy legit basketbal discussions.

      That said, we here thought Lin was outstanding in college. He exhibited NBA athleticism in college and raised his game against big time D1 programs and the NBA draft picks they showcased.

      The mix of Lin's blatant athleticism combined with his mix of tangibles AND intangibles is why we here are captivated by him. Most of us here are veteran NBA observers who have seen countless players come and go. Lin was a "can't miss", and we we RIGHT when people like you and NBA scouts were dead wrong.

      It doesn't matter anymore what excuses people make for racially overlooking Lin. He's a proven NBA star. THE END.

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    18. I guess I fully agree with you on everything here. Except that "we here thought Lin was outstanding in college. He exhibited NBA athleticism in college and raised his game against big time D1 programs and the NBA draft picks they showcased." Like Reebok mentioned below, I didn't believe that, even thought I wanted to believe that. I guess if you passionately thought so, then that's amazing.
      I know that vast majority of original Lin-fans didn't believe he will become the star he is today.

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    19. Excellent points, Kidd4ever.

      You know what? You saw Lin's brilliance in college too!

      You "wanted" to believe in Lin, and then you followed up by coming here. If Lin had no game, you would not have "wanted" to believe in the first place.

      If you were able to see NBA potential in Lin, that means you have a good eye for basketball talent. Trust your instincts!

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  12. I agree, JLin is the most overlooked player in the history of the NBA. They should name an annual award after him -- the Jeremy Lin Award.

    If people on this site are not allowed to critique players, coaches, scouts, owners, etc., then this would be a boring site.

    I admit that I did not predict that JLin would become a star player before his breakout game on Feb 4. But watching him all last year with the Warriors, D-League, and the limited minutes in NY, I knew he could make an impact playing for any NBA team. I thought JLin could be like a Sarunas Marciulionis, played for the Warriors back in the 90s. He was a great 3rd guard, and an offensive threat. Sometimes he looks like he's playing out of control, yet still effective finishing around the rim and getting to the foul line. After JLin's triple-double from his only D-League appearance this year, it was obvious to most on this site that JLin should be ahead of Bibby and Douglas in the depth chart. But it took a few weeks before that happened.

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    1. Ooh, I LOVED Saras!

      He was terrific with the Warriors along with Run TMC.

      When I first saw Saras play, it was against the Atlanta Hawks in a pre Olympic game. John Battle was the best player on the court, but Saras was obviously an NBA player even back then. And of course I was totally impressed by Arvydas Sabonis who looked like he could immediately dominate the NBA.

      Sarunas Marciulionis was terrified of only two players in basketball. One was Michael Jordan, and the other was Jordan's nemesis Nick Galis.

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  13. Does anyone know why Melo shot a 3 pointer with less than 10 seconds in the 4th, while the Knicks were up by one? Was he trying to lose the game so perhaps the Knicks can play the Bulls instead of the Heat in the first round? If so, not a bad move.

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  14. TO HATERS: A lot of people keep saying that they are not Lin haters. Can you hear yourself? Look at your comments. This is Jeremy's fansite. We are here to support this kid and appreciate him. I miss Lin, he's the one who put smile in my face. I visit this site because I like to read positive comments about him. It makes me really happy. I don't know why some people are keep complaining about his abilities. He already prove himself. He's not famous because he's Asian-American but because people loves him. He is humble, smart, and CUTE. He has a lot of fans here in America. So please stop hating him. Let's just pray for his speed recovery so he can play in the playoff. Knicks need him, they need a smart PG. God Bless Jeremy! GO JEREMY!!! Knicks game is boring without you :( come back soon.

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    1. I TOTALLY TOTALLY agree with you. We are here to support him, because he brought back tons of long-lost basketball viewers, who were tired of seeing those so-called "superstars", and now we finally can enjoy basketball again because of Lin's "genuine" joy/happiness/smiles on the court. Now that Lin is down with an injury, let's just whole-heartedly wish him a speedy recovery.

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    2. I truly agree with you! We are Lin fans, this is JLin site, to those Lin-haters just get out of this site! Kidd4ever, are you Jason Kidd spy?

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    3. this link (http://www.nesn.com/2012/04/steve-novak-not-jeremy-lin-may-have-been-best-byproduct-of-linsanity-for-knicks.html) says "Steve Novak, Not Jeremy Lin, May Have Been Best Byproduct of 'Linsanity' for Knicks".

      I don't think I watched enough to comment on this, but could anyone shed some light? Isn't it because Lin created the opportunity for Novak (or maybe spotted the talent in him) that allows Novak to shine?

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    4. this link (http://www.nesn.com/2012/04/steve-novak-not-jeremy-lin-may-have-been-best-byproduct-of-linsanity-for-knicks.html) says "Steve Novak, Not Jeremy Lin, May Have Been Best Byproduct of 'Linsanity' for Knicks".

      Could you veteran observers out there help me out, please? Isn't it because Lin created many opportunities for Novak (or maybe spotted the talents in him) that allows Novak to shine?

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    5. @j I hate Jason Kidd, he didn't even say sorry to Jeremy after the foul. Why is JK is one of the candidates in sportsmanship award? I'm praying that jlin will win it. God so good to Jeremy. Eventhough he's out with injury, God still pouring his blessings to him. He's in the top 100 most influential, 100 top NBA player, one of the candidate for sportsmanship award, and hopefully Most Improve Player Award.

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    6. @HY thank u. I'm one of those fans. Jlin is the only reason I'm so addicted watching NBA games. I even watch his game while driving LoL. I watch his highlight games 100x especially "The LIN for the WIN" againsts Raptors (Va-LIN-tines Day).

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  15. Jeremy LIn Start jogging slowly !!!!!!!

    From his twitter:
    Great team win in ATL. And i jogged slowly (but not as slow as @stevenovak20) for the first time since surgery..its been a great day so far!

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    1. Wow thnx for the good news :) I love this kid.

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    2. Awesome, awesome. I'm still hopeful for a 1st round return (even if it's mid-series). Again, of course the Knicks and Jeremy are going to say, "6 weeks." I would, too, just to be safe.

      But once you're ready to start moving and putting weight/stress on a repaired area, that really speeds up the healing process, does it not?

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  16. dream scenario: Knicks/Heat series tied 3-3...Jeremy Lin comes back for game 7 ala Willis Reed style...and contributes to the Knicks series upset of the Heat!

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    1. Yeah! That's what I'm thinking too. Like Jeremy will save the day and Knicks will go to second round of playoff and then championship. LIN for the WIN!

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    2. will it be too miracle ?! Linsanity 3.0 ? LOL
      I just only wish can watch him again this season

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    3. I wish to see him shines, bring back the smile on my face;)

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