My guess is Jeremy will be called today, somewhere between 61-80, in the ESPN NBArankings:
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He's constantly underrated by the so called experts, so this would be no surprise. I have him in the top 25, if not even higher. This may sound crazy high but hear me out:
He finished last year ranked 38th in PER. His per36 minute #'s are CP3 like:
CP3 finished 3rd in the MVP voting last year. I'm saying JLin puts up at least his last years per36 min. numbers. If he does this and as I expect, they battle for a playoff spot, he'll get MVP mentions. Many of the pundits have the Rockets slotted deep in the lottery. I'm not a gambling man but more than a few Vegas books have the Rockets in the 8th spot in the West. Maybe this is why:
The Rockets current roster looks stronger than the NYK "Linsanity" roster.
NYK Starters and bench:
Fields 25.6 3pt%
Walker 31.9 3pt%
Shumpert 30.6 3pt%
Novak 47.2 3pt%
Bibby 31.8 3pt%
Rockets projected starters and bench:
Martin 34.7 3pt%
Lamb 34.8 3pt% college career
Delfino 36% 3pt%
In terms of athleticism, the Knicks had Chandler and Shump, thats it. The current Rockets team is young and athletic at all positions. Besides Novak, the Knicks had no shooters. The Rockets don't have great shooters but a bunch of solid to good shooters, who Jeremy will make even better.
Finally, please remember JLin is 24 years old. You really improve at this age as an NBA player. He is only going to get better, a lot better. This is what I truly expect and I don't think there is anything wrong with having high expectations for a player with his talent & ability.
Update: 8:44am pst:
JLin ranked #78
What do you think? Too high? Too low?