Monday, June 25, 2012

JLin Visiting Taiwan In August

Jeremy to visit Taiwain at the end of August: Youth basketball camp to go Linsane in August - The China Post


Mike Woodson wining and dining JLin: Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony wined and dined by New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN








41 comments:

  1. "...taking care of my man." What happened to Woodson? When did he become a JLin fan? I hope Woodson keeps this up if JLin does sign with the Knicks!

    His chuminess must be because of orders from his superiors at MSG to convince JLin to sign with the Knicks. It does make sense for the Knicks to go after JLin considering the alternatives. Kidd or Nash may be a solution for the next season or two, but failing that it will be hard to sign promising young PGs like Lou Williams who will probably wish to stay with their current teams. That leaves the Knicks in a rather bleak situation with regards to winning a championship any time in the foreseeable future unless they are able to sign veteran point guards or JLin.

    Also, JLin looked a little down walking out of the restaurant while Woodson looked quite upbeat. Perhaps he considers this meeting within the private sphere of his life. Or maybe Woodson tired him out with his hard sale?

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  2. No, JLin has always been camera shy. He doesn't enjoy being filmed on the street, or even during scheduled interviews he seems very nervous and tense. He didn't get this kind of attention in high school, college, or with the Warriors. Maybe that's just his nature, or his family and church tells him to do that, idk.

    But there was this red carpet event at the Time 100 Most Influential people gala ..... Lin walked right past all the cameras and reporters who were dying to get a look at him. He just put his head down and walked really fast into the building. The Chinese media said he was being an "arrogant snob" for ignoring them, but they don't understand that he's just a shy and private person.

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  3. I guess he can be quite shy in front of live media. That's a shame because he sure has a quirky side I'm sure we all like to see and that he has shown in his YouTube skits!

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  4. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/bkn-linfuture/bkn-linfuture, reporting Woodson's visit to LA, had some interesting nuggets.

    The article doesn't say so via quote or attribution, but it says the Knicks plan to match any offers for Lin.

    Woodson is quoted as saying Lin will play in the Team USA practices. The quote didn't condition the statement on Lin's contract status.

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  5. From a recent ESPN article:

    "Anthony has since undertaken a rigorous training program in the Los Angeles area that's helped him shed 12 pounds and feel lighter on his feet at 239 pounds.

    Anthony has also worked out with teammates Tyson Chandler and Jeremy Lin a few times."

    Great to hear that Jeremy, Melo and Tyson are already working out. And that Melo is showing serious motivation to improve (getting in better shape).

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    1. Interesting in that Anthony and Chandler's games fit together while Stoudemire, whose game doesn't fit well with his frontcourtmates, is also odd-man out in these practices. If the PG, Anthony, and Chandler click in these practices, Stoudamire may be due for a frustrating season.

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    2. I can't see the Knicks getting rid of Stoudemire, he is the only true power-forward on this team. They can't find another team who will take his contract.
      So they must coexist with Carmelo and Stoudemire in the starting lineup, no choice, neither of them is leaving Madison Square Garden. Landry Fields (If resigned) will be a bench player, which wrecks his development.

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    3. Yep, they're stuck with Stoudemire unless he can't play again due to injury, which is becoming a pattern. His pay aside, I sympathize with Stoudemire. He came to the Knicks to be the centerpiece in the system his game was designed for, with the coach who would indulge his weaknesses. The honeymoon lasted half a season before he broke down and the team was dismantled. The Knicks signed a new centerpiece, then a pick-and-roll C, then ditched the coach and system. Now the Knicks and Stoudemire are stuck with each other. I wonder what Woodson told him to work on in his exit interview.

      Anthony is effective at PF, and in the play-offs, smaller quicker frontcourts were a trend. If Anthony plays the PF, can Stoudemire play off the ball in the SF role? Pat Riley's Charles Smith experiment on the 90s Knicks comes to mind. It was awkward.

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  6. here's Carmello's take:

    "It was good, man," Anthony said. "Myself, Tyson and Jeremy was out there in LA working out and training and things like that, and the coaching staff came out there and gave their support. The training staff was out there. We're just trying to get that camaraderie right now, that family mentality and trying to create a bond -- not just on the court, but off the court as well right now."

    looks like Lin is with the Knicks next year.

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  7. I think the reason that it was just Tyson, Melo, and Lin is because they're all on the USA Olympic or Select team, and they were all in LA for the Olympics practices. Amare's not on the Olympic team.

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  8. Did Woodson address Jeremy as "Udon"?

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    1. When asked a question: he said he is taking care of "my man"

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  9. Jeremy's agent must be praying hard that other NBA teams DID NOT see this TMZ video. It would really lower JLin's stock value on the free agent market.

    He looks like a little boy hiding from the spotlight. Essentially showing, with his body language: That he doesn't have confidence in himself, is a follower rather than a leader, and that he's already put his complete trust in Mike Woodson and the Knicks organization. The same organization he's trying to get a max contract out of.

    Other teams will get the sense that he absolutely won't play for their team, and that he will defer to other players when given a leadership role. Not qualities that a GM or coach would want, if they see this video clip of Lin ... expect most of them to withdraw any back-loaded contract offers.

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    1. It looked to me like Lin just didn't want to deal with the paparazzo.

      Lin strikes me as social-media and media savvy with a modern meta-awareness of his celebrity. He cultivates a particular public image, which doesn't mean it's a false image, but I suspect his private personality has more middle-class northern-Californian-suburb Asian American millennial-generation Harvard-grad jock in it than he reveals to the media.

      It looked to me like Lin just didn't feel like putting on his media gameface, due to low tolerance for paparazzi and/or he was tipsy. Expensive restaurant dinner with his ex-player head coach and older teammates, possibly paid for with a Knicks expense account - Lin likely indulged in some expensive hooch that night.

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    2. Add: The Knicks' public displays of claiming Lin, with their right to match any offer, can work both ways - deter other teams or increase the bids.

      Lin's doing his part to raise his value, too. The biggest concern about Lin is his knees. By practicing in an extra-public fashion with his teammates on Team USA and with the high-profile Select Team, Lin is signaling to the Knicks and other suitors that his knees are sound enough to invest in.

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    3. With the previous experience of being burnt in a playoff interview, Lin is very cautious not to say anything to the media when unnecessary, let alone to the paparazzo.

      Nevertheless, I'd like to see him look straight at the camera and smile even though he doesn't want to say anything. That would image a more confident and mature Lin in public.

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    4. I commented that my guess is Lin was tired and drunk. (Not Nowitzki/Nash sh-faced drunk, but out of it.)

      Taking another look at the video, though, Lin may indeed have been tired and drunk, but it looks more like he was deliberately not acknowledging the paparazzo. It looks like the same guy got a response from Anthony entering the restaurant. Could it be he pissed off Lin when Lin entered the restaurant or when Lin exited the restaurant? We don't know what the pap or TMZ cut out in editing.

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    5. "He looks like a little boy hiding from the spotlight. Essentially showing, with his body language: That he doesn't have confidence in himself, is a follower rather than a leader, and that he's already put his complete trust in Mike Woodson and the Knicks organization. The same organization he's trying to get a max contract out of."

      dude, ask yourself.. is this even consistent with what you saw on the court this past season? watch the lakers game, watch the toronto game, watch the dallas game.. now tell me that what you saw on the court was a scared little boy that lacks confidence in himself. you're creating a whole profile of jeremy based on 7 seconds of a TMZ video, when there are tons of other footage of him on and off the court that says otherwise?

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  10. Nah, JLin's shown plenty that he's a leader on the floor. He has also handled himself very well during interviews, showing logic and maturity. It doesn't matter jack how he is in front of paparazzo as long as he is ok in front of legit sports media. Plus as Jes points out he's probably being cautious. He probably realises he tends to give straight answers to loaded questions. His approach may be to simply ignore such reporters instead of revealing sensitive information about his signing plans. He does look uncomfortable and unsure on this occasion for some reason, but it does not warrant an extrapolation to his general ability to be the face of the franchise. Even if he is timid off the court, I know hockey players have lessons on how to deal with the media. I am sure he can get some training on that aspect. I see it more as being unsure as to technique with dealing with the hostile types in media than a general timid personality or lack of leadership qualities. The fact his, he is a leader in basketball and in his community. I do not think a person who considered becoming a pastor would lose sight of the fact that that would require speaking to the public. The guy may not be considered outspoken, but he definitely has a strong perspective on how to lead in life and on the court that makes him a strong figurehead for a franchise. He just speaks out when it is the right time. When it isn't the right time, perhaps he can use some help polishing on his politicking skills, though I have a feeling politics is some what against his personality.

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    1. My guess is he was dazed because he was tired and drunk.

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    2. Add: Remember the viral hilarious Nowitzki and Nash drunk pic?

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  11. Give me a break, people are making mountains out of molehills. Lin appreciates his privacy, just like most people. He's fine in front of the camera for scheduled appearances, but he's going to do his best to avoid paparazzi during his personal time.

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    1. How is it personal time when he's with his coach, Carmelo, and Chandler ? That's team player time, and he needs to show more poise and confidence. He's representing his team.

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    2. It's his personal/private time because it wasn't a public event like game day or press conference. If teammates hang out together outside of those times, it's personal time. They don't owe it their team, league, or anyone to give an interview or response. Sure, it would probably be better PR to just smile and ignore the paparazzi. At least he's not shoving the photographers!

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  12. Bumping up a discussion with JesLee from the previous post about the MPG and FGA we can expect for Lin under Woodson and 'Iso-Melo'.

    Here are the MPG and FGA for Woodson's starting PGs during 'Iso-Joe' in Atlanta:

    04-05: Woodson 1st season, Joe Johnson on the Suns.
    05-06: Johnson at PG, 40.7 MPG, 17.0 FGA.
    06-07: A mess of journeymen PGs; Johnson 41.4 MPG, 20.0 FGA.
    07-08: Anthony Johnson 26.7 MPG, 6.4 FGA (traded mid-season for Bibby); Bibby 33.3 MPG, 12.5 FGA; Johnson 18.3 FGA.
    08-09: Bibby 34.7 MPG, 12.7 FGA; Johnson 18.0 FGA.
    09-10: Bibby 27.4 MPG, 8.1 FGA; Johnson 18.2 FGA. (Bibby lost extra minutes and shots to 6th-man-of-the-year Jamal Crawford's 31.1 MPG, 14.0 FGA.)

    What does this tell us to expect for Lin's MPG and FGA under Woodson and 'Iso-Melo'?

    The Woodson/Johnson Hawks were unstable at PG until Bibby, which compelled Woodson to use Johnson as his primary ball-handler. Bibby was an improvement but wasn't the answer - in Woodson's final 2 seasons on the Hawks with Bibby, Johnson led the team in APG. I guess 'Iso-Joe' was born of necessity as much as preference.

    A key difference between 'Iso-Melo' for Lin and 'Iso-Joe' for Bibby is that Johnson is a willing primary ball-handler, whereas Anthony can help handle the ball, but said he was uncomfortable at the point last season. I also don't anticipate the Knicks will add a 3rd guard like Jamal Crawford to warp Lin's stats.

    Bibby's 07-08 and 08-09 numbers tell us the most. In Bibby's 1st 1.5 seasons with the Hawks, his MPG was 33-35. That's the best predictor of Lin's MPG under Woodson. Bibby was returning from injury when he was traded mid-season in 07-08, which may explain his lower MPG that season. Lin's also returning from injury. In those 1.5 seasons, Bibby's FGA was 12-13.

    However, when Woodson didn't regard his starting PG as a top option, ie, AJ in 07-08 and Bibby in 09-10, the MPG was 27 and the FGA was 6-8.

    While I expect 33-35 MPG for Lin, I expect his FGA will be 13-14 rather than 12-13. I think Lin will handle the ball more and create more scores than Bibby did. Lin will always be a natural scorer and his team will need him to score.

    Finally, Lin and Anthony's usage percentages in their 7 games together under Woodson were similar to Bibby and Johnson's 07-08 and 08-09 averages - low-20s for Lin and Bibby, mid-high 20s for Anthony and Johnson.

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    1. Add: I left out Baron Davis - last season, Davis started 14 games with 24.6 MPG with 7.21 FGA after Lin was lost. The FGA fits Woodson's history when he uses his starting PG like a role player rather than a top option. The lower MPG is likely due to Davis's injury risk. Davis was also a DNP 3 times over that span.

      I'm tempted to back off my prediction of 13-14 FGA for Lin and fall back on Bibby's 07-08/8-09 FGA. 12.5/12.7 FGA in 33-35 MPG are already shooter's numbers. But I'll give Lin a scorer's bump and stick with the 13-14 FGA prediction.

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    2. It's Woodson who will decide the MPG for Lin if he stays with the Knicks. I do hope Lin will be given 33-35 MPG.

      On the other hand, neither Woodson nor Lin himself can preset the number of FGA. As Lin said in a post game interview, "just put pressure on the defense and take whatever they give us", it means he'd shoot when he sees an opening.

      Let's just wait and see.

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    3. Yep, we'll find out how it turns out. I'm optimistic. The point of all this speculation right now is to respond to the worries that Lin fans, including you, have expressed about Lin under Woodson. What evidence there is shows that Lin under Woodson should be fine. Even if Woodson opts for 'Iso-Melo', Lin should be fine.

      I agree of the two stats, FGA is harder to predict than MPG. The FGA of the star PGs I looked at were within fairly consistent ranges that reflected styles of play, but the stat does change year to year more than MPG.

      The MPG should be a safe prediction, assuming Lin doesn't become foul-prone, because that's determined by the coach and reflects the coach's usage philosophy more than anything else. Neither Lin nor Bibby are/were ironmen, so I expect Woodson will approach Lin's minutes the same way he decided Bibby's minutes. That assumes the Knicks add a decent back-up PG, though. Lin's MPG will be lower than expected only if the Knicks add several very good guards, which is unlikely. The more realistic worry right now is Woodson will be forced to overplay Lin if Grunwald fails to add enough quality guards to the roster. The Knicks are very thin at guard right now.

      What gives us steadier footing to predict Lin's FGA is, one, we have a sample - albeit small and underdeveloped enough where we need to play with it - of Lin's numbers with the same coach and teammates. Two, Woodson's Hawks history tells us that Woodson used Lin like a full starting PG, not like a role-playing starting PG. Three, we have Woodson's history from a comparable situation with Bibby and Johnson, where Johnson was the 1st option centerpiece while Bibby had a green light to shoot. Four, Woodson's reputation says he favors an execute-as-drawn offense, and if we assume he'll use a possession-controlled, mapped out 'Iso-Melo' gameplan similar to 'Iso-Joe', then a similar enough distribution of shots should emerge so that Bibby's FGA can be used to help estimate Lin's FGA.

      However, it's true that while the coach is the same, Lin and Anthony aren't the same as Bibby and Johnson. A big difference is, as you said, Lin's scoring instincts make him ""...take whatever they give us", it means he'd shoot when he sees an opening". While Bibby isn't a passive shooter, he's not the natural scorer that Lin is; when the Knicks need to create a score, Lin is able to create more scores than Bibby did.

      And, while Anthony is a shot-hog (though no more than the NBA's other top scorers) and tends to over-dribble into his shots, he's not a pound-the-air-out ball-hog like Johnson. That means Lin will have the ball in his hands more than Bibby had the ball playing with Johnson. Give a natural scorer the ball more, and he'll score more.

      In short, assuming Woodson opts for a similar 'Iso-star' system, the individual differences between Lin:Bibby and Anthony:Johnson should mean more FGA for Lin compared to Bibby's FGA, all else being equal. Hence the scorer's bump in my prediction.

      That said, "wait and see" is right. We actually don't know that Woodson will even use 'Iso-Melo'. Perhaps Woodson is crafting a new offense that envisions Lin and Anthony as a dynamic duo, options 1 and 1a like a better-passing version of Westbrook and Durant. (Lin and Anthony are better passers than Westbrook and Durant.)

      Linsanity with D'Antoni was a beautiful thing. I wish it had survived the return of Anthony and Stoudemire, but it didn't. Someday, hopefully soon, Lin will again lead a team built around him. Just looking ahead to next season, though, Lin, Woodson, and Anthony have real potential to build a very good, albeit different kind of, team together. Whether they'll make it work, we'll just have to wait and see.

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  13. Let's take it easy, folks. Can't read too much into 7 seconds of TMZ video of paparazzi hounding celebrities.

    For those missing Linsanity time, relive the height of Linsanity moment by reading what other NBA players/HOfers tweeted after Jeremy Lin's GW 3-pointer in Toronto. My top 3 are from Nash, Manu and Jerry West.

    http://www.interbasket.net/news/8298/2012/02/quotestweets-about-jeremy-lin-by-nba-players/

    “Me too! Glad (Lin is) killin it!”–Kevin Durant via Twitter in response to Rudy Gay

    “OK. I GIVE IN!!!!!!! ITS LEGIT!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!” –Reggie Miller via Twitter after Lin hit the game-winning three against the Toronto Raptors.

    “Its crazy! I’m watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up.” –Steve Nash via Twitter.

    “Players don’t usually come out of nowhere. If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed.” –Kobe Bryant

    “Good! I’m not the only one! RT @SteveNash: Its crazy! I’m watching #Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up” –Manu Ginobili sharing a Linsanity moment with Steve Nash via his Twitter

    “My God, he’s a tremendous player.” –Jerry West, NBA Hall-of-Famer

    Can we imagine this amount of respect from NBA players and HOF-ers a year ago?

    It definitely put things in perspective. Last year, we were discussing Jeremy Lin deserved to be a back up PG for the Warriors and should earn 10-15 minutes. Now NBA All-Stars are wooing him to resign and 5-6 NBA teams are interested in his service? When blessings rain, they pour!

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  14. Let's take it easy, folks. Can't read too much into 7 seconds of TMZ video of paparazzi hounding celebrities.

    For those missing Linsanity time, relive the height of Linsanity moment by reading what other NBA players/HOfers tweeted after Jeremy Lin's GW 3-pointer in Toronto. My top 3 are from Nash, Manu and Jerry West.

    http://www.interbasket.net/news/8298/2012/02/quotestweets-about-jeremy-lin-by-nba-players/

    “Me too! Glad (Lin is) killin it!”–Kevin Durant via Twitter in response to Rudy Gay

    “OK. I GIVE IN!!!!!!! ITS LEGIT!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!” –Reggie Miller via Twitter after Lin hit the game-winning three against the Toronto Raptors.

    “Its crazy! I’m watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up.” –Steve Nash via Twitter.

    “Players don’t usually come out of nowhere. If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed.” –Kobe Bryant

    “Good! I’m not the only one! RT @SteveNash: Its crazy! I’m watching #Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up” –Manu Ginobili sharing a Linsanity moment with Steve Nash via his Twitter

    “My God, he’s a tremendous player.” –Jerry West, NBA Hall-of-Famer

    Can we imagine this amount of respect from NBA players and HOF-ers a year ago?

    It definitely put things in perspective. Last year, we were discussing Jeremy Lin deserved to be a back up PG for the Warriors and should earn 10-15 minutes. Now NBA All-Stars are wooing him to resign and 5-6 NBA teams are interested in his service? When blessings rain, they pour!

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  15. Let's take it easy, folks. Can't read too much into 7 seconds of TMZ video of paparazzi hounding celebrities.

    For those missing Linsanity time, relive the height of Linsanity moment by reading what other NBA players/HOfers tweeted after Jeremy Lin's GW 3-pointer in Toronto. My top 3 are from Nash, Manu and Jerry West.

    http://www.interbasket.net/news/8298/2012/02/quotestweets-about-jeremy-lin-by-nba-players/

    “Me too! Glad (Lin is) killin it!”–Kevin Durant via Twitter in response to Rudy Gay

    “OK. I GIVE IN!!!!!!! ITS LEGIT!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!” –Reggie Miller via Twitter after Lin hit the game-winning three against the Toronto Raptors.

    “Its crazy! I’m watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up.” –Steve Nash via Twitter.

    “Players don’t usually come out of nowhere. If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed.” –Kobe Bryant

    “Good! I’m not the only one! RT @SteveNash: Its crazy! I’m watching #Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up” –Manu Ginobili sharing a Linsanity moment with Steve Nash via his Twitter

    “My God, he’s a tremendous player.” –Jerry West, NBA Hall-of-Famer

    Can we imagine this amount of respect from NBA players and HOF-ers a year ago?

    It definitely put things in perspective. Last year, we were discussing Jeremy Lin deserved to be a back up PG for the Warriors and should earn 10-15 minutes. Now NBA All-Stars are wooing him to resign and 5-6 NBA teams are interested in his service? When blessings rain, they pour!

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  16. On a totally unrelated note, I have been almost completely unimpressed by the 2012 draftees who many feel are better than Jeremy Lin.

    I have a really short list of presumed 1st rounders with games I like. They are:

    Jeremy Lamb (has change of direction dribbles, a midrange stop and pop jumper, and can curl off screens. Good basketball instincts and is ready to start in the NBA right away).

    Andrew Nicholson (a very poor man's Bob McAdoo, hasn't yet developed offensive countermoves because he hasn't needed them. Plays more like McAdoo than Kevin Durant does).

    Jae Crowder (short do everything player gets outquicked by the quicks and outbigged by the bigs, but outbigs the quicks and outquicks the bigs. Superb outside shot, superb basketball IQ, would.be a lottery pick if he were 6'7" and not 6'3. Most NBA ready ROLE PLAYER in the draft and wins my 2012 "Jeremy Lin" award for low drafted player with good NBA future.)

    That's my super short list of guys that caught my eye. I haven't looked at many players. I like guys like Jeremy Lin that can actually use their athleticism in games to get results, can carry their teams without being selfish, have good defensive and team instincts, and have countermoves.

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    1. What players would complement Lin? Particularly, but not limited to, likely available players where the Knicks will draft.

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    2. Jae Crowder would be the ideal guy to complement Lin.

      I just found out today that Chad Ford of ESPN has Crowder going to the Knicks in the 2nd round. Either great minds think alike or Ford is as dumb as I am.

      My sole question about Crowder is ballhandling. I have hardly seen him take a dribble. Jeremy Lin needs a backcourt partner that can dribble and attack the rim. I don't see why Crowder couldn't eventually become a good ballhandler at the sg or sf spots.

      What I like about Crowder is that he has overcome some real adversity. His junior college freshman year was at an unaccredited schook, which meant that he had to take two academic years in his 2nd year to catch up to everyone else. Not only did Crowder handle the double academic workload, he also won the junior college national title and won MVP. Then at Marquette, Crowder plays as an undersized center and still leads Marquette to the NCAA tournament while being named 2012 Big East Player of the Year.

      Jae Crowder, like Jeremy Lin, is a proven winner who has overcome all obstacles. Though Crowder is not as talented as Lin is, he's as ferocious a competitor and as big a winner. He'd make an ideal running mate for Jeremy Lin.

      Now if the Knicks pick up Omar Samhan and put out a lineup of Lin, Crowder, Fields at SF, Jeffries/Novak, and Samhan, that team would terrorize 2nd units around the NBA and would be beaten only by superteam starting lineups.

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  17. Let's take it easy, folks. Can't read too much into 7 seconds of TMZ video of paparazzi hounding celebrities.

    For those missing Linsanity time, relive the height of Linsanity moment by reading what other NBA players/HOfers tweeted after Jeremy Lin's GW 3-pointer in Toronto. My top 3 are from Nash, Manu and Jerry West.

    http://www.interbasket.net/news/8298/2012/02/quotestweets-about-jeremy-lin-by-nba-players/

    “Me too! Glad (Lin is) killin it!”–Kevin Durant via Twitter in response to Rudy Gay

    “OK. I GIVE IN!!!!!!! ITS LEGIT!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!” –Reggie Miller via Twitter after Lin hit the game-winning three against the Toronto Raptors.

    “Its crazy! I’m watching Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up.” –Steve Nash via Twitter.

    “Players don’t usually come out of nowhere. If you can go back and take a look, his skill level was probably there from the beginning, but no one ever noticed.” –Kobe Bryant

    “Good! I’m not the only one! RT @SteveNash: Its crazy! I’m watching #Linsanity hoping every shot goes in. Hope I never grow up” –Manu Ginobili sharing a Linsanity moment with Steve Nash via his Twitter

    “My God, he’s a tremendous player.” –Jerry West, NBA Hall-of-Famer

    Can we imagine this amount of respect from NBA players and HOF-ers a year ago?

    It definitely put things in perspective. Last year, we were discussing Jeremy Lin deserved to be a back up PG for the Warriors and should earn 10-15 minutes. Now NBA All-Stars are wooing him to resign and 5-6 NBA teams are interested in his service? When blessings rain, they pour!

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  18. This is a sensitive time for him to open his mouth to comment anything in front of the camera. Knicks already making use of this to brandishing in front of the press that as if JLIN is bound to re-sign with the Knicks. Media has tendency of making a fuss and taking words out of context. He is under the scrutiny and radar of other team in the league, why cutting of your opportunity by talking to the media at this juncture?

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  19. This is a sensitive time for him to open his mouth to comment anything in front of the camera. Knicks already making use of this to brandishing in front of the press that as if JLIN is bound to re-sign with the Knicks. Media has tendency of making a fuss and taking words out of context. He is under the scrutiny and radar of other team in the league, why cutting of your opportunity by talking to the media at this juncture?

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  20. This is a sensitive time for him to open his mouth to comment anything in front of the camera. Knicks already making use of this to brandishing in front of the press that as if JLIN is bound to re-sign with the Knicks. Media has tendency of making a fuss and taking words out of context. He is under the scrutiny and radar of other team in the league, why cutting of your opportunity by talking to the media at this juncture?

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  21. This is a sensitive time for him to open his mouth to comment anything in front of the camera. Knicks already making use of this to brandishing in front of the press that as if JLIN is bound to re-sign with the Knicks. Media has tendency of making a fuss and taking words out of context. He is under the scrutiny and radar of other team in the league, why cutting of your opportunity by talking to the media at this juncture?

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    1. Especially 'gotcha' paparazzi looking to sell tape to gossip mongers like TMZ.

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