These interviews are pretty hilarious. What can you ask day-in day-out? Same questions, same answers... how do you feel the knee? -betterdo you know your teammates better?-yepcan't wait the season's start :D
Its not about the questions. Its about who can film him the closest. Whoever misses the most (forehead and chin) wins :)
have you seen the sweat? he hasn't time to get a shower too!!! :D Get him a towel at least :D
Yeah its ridiculous. Hes sweating like hell and they make close ups. You can see every single drop running down his face :)
Plus they are utility videographers. They get up real close, showing every nits, pimples, and dirk dots; they make everyone's noses bigger than they are - like looking through a shiny cooking pot or back of spoon.In photography and videography, even enthusiasts (not pros but serious hobbyists) know about the convex effect of getting too close for portraits.LOl. I think the poor players and the coach try not to act self conscious for them sticking the lens right up to them. They even manage to make Parsons not very good looking a lot of times.It's simultaneously stupid and greedy of the NBA to require the players and coaches to make themselves accessible to the media even after practices!
if I were paid $25 miklion, I'd probably willingly do more than get "sweaty"! ooh
LOL, maybe someday they will do interviews with athletes while they are taking a shower, or sitting on the toilet ...
Yeah - we all are waiting for that day to come :)
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Coach said they've put in new plays and it will be slower than they've been playing. Perhaps there will more pnr action?Also noticed that JLin has learned to me more reserved in his answers. The way he speaks in general terms resembles McHale. Learning more than how to ball; he is also improving his pr skills learning to speak like McHale!
I'm hoping the slower new plays would be a lot of pick-and-roll with Asik, KMart and Patterson. They would be playing the poor-man version of Tyson Chandler, Melo and Amare with Jeremy in New York. Can't wait to see how well they will execute it. And it's definitely good to give diplomatic answers to the reporters. I wish he can learn the art of deflection in answering questions. "How's your knee?" "Good, how's yours?" lol
I'd like to see some good ol' fashioned postups, Kevin McHale style! With defenses ganging up on Lin on the perimeter, the paint is wide open. Send those Houston brutes down low as Lin plays decoy! Of course, that'll result in defenders scrambling back to guard the interior. More shots for Lin.
The Rockets big men are nowhere as skilled as McHale though. Don't imagine they have as many postup moves as McHale.From the last preseason game, PPat scored a few down low, but they were via pinning the D under the basket and a nice quick inlet pass from JLin. PPat does have a nice mini hook. But if he were given the ball without deep position, I don't know if he could create anywhere close to how well McHale did it. Those Rox big men are tough and strong guys, but they can't bang and step through like McHale did!
Of course the Rockets big men cannot score like McHale. Likely they never will. They don't have to score like McHale either, not with teams being hyperfocused on Lin as much as they have been this preseason. If the Rockets big me can score just a little bit inside, it'll relieve pressure on the guards.
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Ladies and gentlemen.... I am going to break the news to you. I am a fan of Jeremy Lin and followed his career ever since his junior year at Harvard when he single handedly defeated Boston College. But here is the truth. Linsanity was manufactured and planned by the powers. We didn't think about it last season because we were having so much fun. But the truth is out there in plain sight. Watch all the highlights in Linsanity. The game versus Lakers, Mavericks, John Wall, and of course the break out game against the Nets.... They took it SO EASY for Jeremy to score. They left him wide open the whole game. I will be making a documentary exposing the Linsanity fraud so stay tuned...Nemo
Really? What if JLin scores like that again this season. Will that be manufactured as well?If Linsanity were a fraud, was JLin in on it or an unknowing actor in this story?Care to share a preview of your theory?
Nemo is one of Lin's biggest supporters, wilc. This'll be GOOD. I'm eagerly awaiting the acts Nemo has planned for us!
If this conspiracy theory of fraudulent Linsanity is based on how EASY it looked for Jeremy to score, I hope you can also back it up with how EASY it would be to convince Deron, Kobe, John Wall, Rubio, JKidd, Calderon to be willingly embarrassed by a relatively unknown player like Jeremy at that time.You would not only need to find supporting arguments to your claim but also discredit the strong arguments against your claim.But please do share with us :DI'd like to understand your logic :)
I understand your shock wilc. Of course Jeremy can and will score a lot this season, but that's not the point and completely another topic. I'm referring to the whole Linsanity episode. The real point was how it was made to be something more than it really was, and there was collusion within the organizations to make Jeremy look like he was Superman, which they successfully did. Jeremy is a great player, but that nationally televised games that showcased his dominating teams like Lakers or Mavericks were encouraged and the opposing players gave him an advantage to do so. The media explosion on Linsanity was adding fuel to the fire and the whole world ate it up, especially the Asian markets, which was a big motivation for Linsanity. More to come...
Ahaha, so...it's Stern-wants-China. [You sure it's not the Illuminati?]
KHuang, yeah I do realize nemo has been supportive. I am genuinely curious as to the theory behind it all. Although I meant my questions to be challenges, I did not intend to imply that nemo has turned into a troll.
Surprise everyone micheal Jackson is alive and fantasyland or lala land is open. Get a hold of yourself please. And you claim you followed him since when?
It would be SO COOL if what Nemo was saying was true. However, we saw those games where Lin had defenders draped all over him and still dominated. Does anybody really think that established NBA veterans are going to let some Asian guy waltz into the league and dominate? Heck, even Lin's Knicks had Lin haters tanking games! No matter what anybody says or does, the NBA game is played on the court. Besides, people STILL cannot stop Lin unless he's double teamed!
I guess it's just not possible that JLin could be this good...[Why?]
Nemo,So..... Jeremy was wide open in one of the preseason games recently, yet his shooting was off that day. But you're saying that him having a magic shooting touch (whether 2-pointers or 3's) during the Linsanity period was "allowed" by other players?
You sound like your trolling to me. Backup your words with something which I'm sure you can't. Not much reason to read what you write if its way out in left field. just saying....
LOL. I thought I've seen it all. This is worse than the Jlin fanboys who can't accept that Jlin is the 18th best PG in the league.
You should put this "theory" on Bleacher Report. They have low (i.e. no) standards and would publish any trash to generate more hits on their website.
No, Mr Screwup's 18th ranking of Lin is a heck of a lot worse than Nemo's post. At least Nemo's observation of the intensity of Lin's hype is factual, unlike Screwup's stats defying fantasies.
Hey memo, I'm not shocked by your conspiracy theory. You know what? I even heard from people in China saying linsanity was created by NBA to make vice president Xi Jingping happy during his visit to the US! What a ridiculous theory! I can't believe that you even believe this kind of garbage talk. Linsanity is not only 7 wins. Lin also scored a lot during that 6 losses. He made over 20 points in those games also. His scores came down after Woodson took over. So no matter whether it's easy shot or not, Lin could score. He made 16 points yearly games in Harvard too. Why the hell the other team wanted him to win which they felt humiliated. Why the hell those teams wanted to shut him down after those 7 wins. Don't spread this kind of rumor to other people. You really don't respect Lin at all. Are you a fake Lin fan? You have to stop it. Show your heart to Lin.
I don't buy the conspiracy theory. Do you know how many players would have to be in on it if it were true? No way it wouldn't have leaked out somehow by now. Not to mention many of Lin's buckets were highly contested or earned through breaking down defenses.If there really was collusion to take it easy on Lin he also would not have been beaten to a pulp every game.
KHuang, I couldn't believe you actually believe a single word coming out of Nemo's mouth. Although I disagree with MrScrewup, I much rather listen to him than Nemo's out-of-this-world theory. I'm suspecting Nemo is just irritating us; you know what, it sure worked on me.
@neph, Nemo is just building the suspense to get us excited first so let's hear how he will explain his theory. I think a lot of us understand how impossible it would be to force so many established NBA players to kowtow to an Asian-American player just so David Stern can make more money off China. How much money would be paid off to these NBA veterans so they're willing to be embarrassed by a second-year player? And how can the mastermind be sure that Jeremy had the skills and confidence to pull off 38 points on the Lakers? Hit the game winner against Toronto? And you explained it well that he was well covered in many of those games.This is such a bizzarre conspiracy theory that I really want to hear Nemo's theory, however unlikely it might be. It's almost like faking the moon landing in a smaller scale.
neph, I know you want to make me look bad. But you better actually READ my posts before spreading your typical falsehoods and lies. The hype around Lin was very real and worldwide. Nobody, not even you or Nemo, can dispute that.
You guys are so wrong!I totally support Nemo. I personally believe that it was the spirits of long deceased chinese railway workers, incited by NBA executives to slip into the minds of star players like Kobe and Nowitzki to make them take it easy on JLin. Right Nemo?Come one guys - we all know that asian people are basicly a dumb, mindless, below average IQ and entirely useless slave race who cant exceed in pro sports or anything else. If an asian exceeds in pro sports - somethings gotta be wrong. JLin is ok but he is not that good - right Nemo? White wunderkind, black wunderkin but NO ASIAN WUNDERKIND. Thats simply too much to bear. Its got to be money and Im sure - like in the case of chiquita bananas - the CIA is involved in this, too. Yes - I support Nemo!Nemo (btw means "nobody") has already made a promising anouncement that would even make british rainbow press shiver in awe. Hes now building a gigantic crack pipe to suck from so he can finally write his expose. I expect him to win the pulitzer for this. Lets all give a big round of applaus for NEMO!
@KHuangI was merely stating that NEMO is braindead for even suggesting that other players took it easy against Lin. This has nothing to do with the hype you are referring.
Pfft. I suggested the same thing long before you read my post and riffed off it. All I said in my above post was that Nemo acnowledged the media barrage that went nuts when Lin exploded. You can't handle that because you're TROLLING AGAIN.
The only conspiracy is that the US sports industry--like America in general--just LOVES to build up sports stars and then tear them down, all while making obscene amounts of money off of them and their fans.This is the classic build-up/tear-down game that is always played by the good ol' US of A.We are currently well into the "tear down" phase with respect to JLin.
All I know is that Jeremy Lin is a man of Destiny! He's destined for great things whether you believe it or not!
Jason Friedman @RocketsJCF@CxxxxFxx Yes, he stayed for an extra 20-30 minutes after practice to shoot 3-pointers.12:29 PM - 23 Oct 12[Taking extra shots after practice]
Lol, Landry Fields received NBATV Social Media Award's Snapshot Award at Raptors practice on tuesday [Oct 23, 2012] for his famous tweet of Jeremy Lin's couch. The couch had vanished, however.
Checkout Atlanta's main page and the background of the game they are advertising for their opening season gamehttp://www.nba.com/hawks/
@Nemo If your reasoning is correct then would the likes of Nowitzki and Marion took it SO easy to allow Jeremy to score on them? As I've remember it, they were contested shots so I'm not so sure what easy shots you were talking about. Also, the Mavs were trapping him hard in that game. For the Wolves game, Rubio was harassing Lin the whole game and could even been fouling him so I'm pretty sure they were not taking it easy. For the Utah game, you do realize that most of his shots around the rim were contested or with contact ? So your reasoning failedFor the Lakers game, Fisher was not taking it easy on Jeremy because he was so physical with him; Why would a five-time champions such as Fisher and Bryant give a D-Leaguer a chance to embarrass them; No way they would allow itMy suggestion to you NEMO is to take your medication and maybe you would wake up to reality.
All Nemo had to do really, was watch the games. Yes first 2 maybe 3 games people didn't know what to do about Lin, but gawd awful pressure ensued afterwards.DWill certainly didn't take it easy on Lin after the first defeat, he took it personal, but Lin still came out with 21pts/7rebs/4stl/9ast. Lebron certainly didn't take it easy on him, neither did Celtics.That clutch shot vs Raptors...Come on, that's pressure, how can you fake that?
My first thought was the Raptors game. How do you fake a last second game winning shot? Even if JLin were left wide open, it isn't guaranteed that it would go in. Plus, before that shot, I believe JLin had only scored from the top of the 3 point circle one other time the entire season. And of course I agree with all the games @neph and @Kenoshi mentioned.I'm interested in the theory though. Hope its well crafted and something I haven't seen yet!But, is this really Nemo....?
[waiting for confirmation if this is the real Nemo.] I'm now interested on how TPTB [NWO-sports/ media/ commercial complex?] could choreograph this entire thing...
@nephelauxetic, I couldn't have said it better myself. With all due respect to you Nemo, I think your theory is just pure fabrication. None of these teams such as the Lakers & the Mave will allow a rookie and D leaguer like some may say it to abuse them in these games.
Could be someone using his name
Nemo pls back up your claim with facts before you post. You are discrediting Jlin's talent. If you are not ready with the details, then keep your comments to yourself.What a clown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HCXTp82TwM nba tv reggie story almost like jlin :)
I agree with all the first comment above.haha...I think too. I think Knicks had better video shot quality at the player then the rockets. They are too close. I don't think it's right angle of shooting people?!
What? Linsanity is a fraud？that's funny! Where did that all come from? That make my day man. Hilarious. N curious.
Thankfully there is a game tomorrow. Too much free time and we get tall tales and musicals.
I've encountered a lot of ridiculous statements about Lin ranging from the Haters and even some fans. Some delusional haters say Lin is a DLeaguer or that Collison is a better pg and alot more. On the other hand, I've also encountered the craziest of Lin fans saying Lin will average 25 ppg and 8 apg next season. My goodness, these people better calm down with their predictions. Someone even said in Clutchfans that Lin has a faster starting speed than USAIN BOLT! Goodness. However, this NEMO person is obviously trolling or probably smoking something.
This is the source of the Usain Bolt thing -> JLin's start speed
I saw someone post it in Clutchfans (username: imarealballer) It is very hard to believe that via so I couldn't even believe that a person has the audacity to say such outrageous things. Jeremy Lin is quick but come on, USAIN BOLT? Really?
Like Michael Terry said, you disregard hard objective stats in order to further your agenda of making Lin seem worse than he really is. You refuse to believe that score, but it's entirely believable to guys like me who watch Lin outquicking the quickest guys in the entire NBA. After all, only Lin can chase down Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook from behind to steal the ball from each of them at least 3 times a game, and on a bum knee too. My eye test is corroborated by the statistics. Your eye test is failed by the statistics.
:) But why not?JLin's START speed - 13.93Usain Bolt's - 13.3Lol, he's not OUTRUNNING Bolt.
oops, the post up there was @ neph.
Honestly, neph's insistence that Lin's 13.93 mph is slower than Usain Bolt's 13.3 mph is far more insane to me than Nemo's conspiracy theory is. Even a grade schooler isn't dumb enough to say that 13.93 is less than 13.3!
haha :) It does sound like we're crazed fans if we say Jeremy's starting speed is better than Usain Bolt's.It just means that Jeremy's acceleration is slightly better than Bolt's and John Wall's.Hey, I saw JLin accelerated from behind to block DRose so at least we have some visual evidence :) Or perhaps DRose conspired to slow down to be intentionally blocked from behind so he can sell more shoes in China :)Nice visuals, @via!
First of all, are we sure the data above is accurate? How do I know if that data is real or fabricated? When was it tested? How did they test it? So many questions. so little answersLin is quick but to compare him to a sprinter such as Bolt is mind-boggling; I've seen Lin accelerate in a lot of plays last season but based from my estimation, he's not near Bolt's level;
This past off-season, JLin said in an interview that D. Rose was TOO QUICK. So this implies that Rose is quicker than him. He basically admitted that he's not quicker than Rose. With that, I rather believe Jeremy than some random data that came out of nowhere.
@ nephIt's not random data. BAM is the gold standard used for the NBA Draft Combine. You'd think they'd be super-super strict on the tests they'd use to draft their top prospects with.And the difference between JLin and DRose's average speed is .06mph [!] .06!
Also, we are talking about START speed.Bolt's avg speed clocks at 23.08mphJLin's at 16.66mphIt's not like he's outrunning Bolt.
I still trust Lin more than any or all the GOLD STANDARDS combined. I also trust what my eyes tell me.Anyways, those numbers are irrelevant of Lin's performance. The stats that are important to me are Wins, points/rebounds/assists/steals/blocks/FG%/TOs . I don't care about some non-basketball stats. Who cares if Lin is not the quickest player in the NBA? No one because this is basketball and not a race.
@neph,Jeremy is a humble guy who wouldn't blow his own horn. For him to say D Rose was too quick might just mean a compliment that sounds : " D Rose is an excellent player for whom I have great deal of respect".
Even if he's just being humble, I can conclude based from my unbiased eyes that Lin is not faster than Rose; He's quick but not ultraquick
Agree with viaWe should not read too much into the starting speed thingy and think Jlin is faster than bolt.There are probably quite a few guys with starting speed quicker than bolt. But make no mistake that usain bolt is the FASTEST guy on the planet now and probably for quite a few more years to come.
Anybody who's ever watched the Olympics would know that Usain Bolt is not the fastest starter off the block. 1 sec after the pistol shot goes off, almost every runner leaves Bolt behind in the dust, but then he accelerates to catch them, and then overtakes ALL of them at about the 20 meter mark. Anybody whose seen him run knows that its not how he starts, but how he finishes. Maybe Bolt could be faster off the block if he wanted to ... and this is just his technique, but he's definitely faster overall than Jeremy Lin.
Here's how the NBA draft combine works: Lin lines up at the start line. The video cameras are rolling. He runs. Afterwards, the video is analyzed and results are tabulated. Can't get any more objective than that. Fortunately, nobody here other than neph believes that 13.93 is a smaller number than 13.1 and that the NBA draft combine's official score "came out of nowhere". That's just trolling to believe otherwise.
Jeremy Lin @JLin7"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..." 2 Corinthians 12:99:13 PM - 23 Oct 12David Kanyinda @juicekanSo @JLin7 tweets a bible verse on FB & a bunch of people felt like they NEEDED to insult him... #atheist style #smh9:21 PM - 23 Oct 12Steve Kandell @SteveKandellHi, be on the Knicks again, thx RT @JLin7: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..." 2 Corinthians 12:99:33 PM - 23 Oct 12Steve Kandell @SteveKandellWhen will I stop wanting to sadly drunk-tweet Jeremy Lin? Soon? Can it be soon? It'd be good if it was soon.9:36 PM - 23 Oct 12
Heres another conspiracy theory... Jeremy Lin is flying under the radar in preseason so the defense does not gun for him so he take everyone by surprise when the season starts.
When the season starts I think he will play in another gear than we have seen him in preseason. His shot is not in rhythm yet as even he said, hopefully he's feeling it in the next two games before season starts in Detroit next week.
I'm wondering about JLin's shooting. I hoped he'd be shooting around 40% or so from the field on his jumpers. Does his shooting form look that flawed to you guys, or do you think his shooting is just the result of the process of slowly getting back into shape? I haven't seen all the preseason games so am curious about what you guys think.
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NBA to change All-Star ballot, eliminating center
Sean Highkin @shighkinNBAI don't think enough people are talking about how much a lock it is that Jeremy Lin will be voted an All-Star starter this year.10:08 PM - 23 Oct 12
There's only one Western Conference player who can get more votes than Jeremy Lin, and that's Kobe. But still ... Jeremy needs your votes !!!
rest assured he will get a lot of votes from his hardworking and loyal fangirls ^^v
Personally, I think JLin would not want to be an All-Star if his on-court performance is not deserving. But he and all of us know China will vote him so he'll do his best to make Houston a contender. Kobe and Jeremy will most likely be the West starters and Chris Paul will take a backseat begrudgingly. Of all PGs, I hope JLin holds his own against CP3 and Rondo this coming season.
@ohno31,I won't underestimate the number of vote from his if not more but at least equally hardworking and loyal fanboys ;>
Eliminating the center position out of All Star balloting is ridiculous. In today's NBA, the great majority of so called "power forwards" are actually traditional back to the basket pivot centers. Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Serge Ibaka, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, Zach Randolph, and the vast majority of players listed at power forward are some examples of centers listed at power forward. I used to watch the All Star game because it used to be the best game of the entire season! I used to enjoy watching the All Star Game more than I enjoyed watching the NBA Finals! Guys used to play harder in that game than they would in the playoffs, and the games were fiercely competitive on both ends. That was decades ago. Nowadays, I don't watch the All Star game except for a few glances. Guys are dogging it instead of going all out. The voting is completely out of whack, and that's not due to the fans who select the starters but by the COACHES who often select the wrong guys! My personal belief is that the media circus around the All Star Game has drained players of their competitive vitality. Photoshoots, video ops, advertising hype from sponsors, endless activities (I HATE watching the Skills Challenge), and other nonbasketball related distractions have sapped focus away from the game itself. I blame not the players but the gluttonous money grabbing attitude of the NBA that is so hellbent on making money that weekend that they're damaging their own product via overexploitation. I truly don't care if Jeremy Lin makes the All Star team or not. All I care about is that he continues to play well and win games like he has this preseason. What fans think of Lin means nothing to me, and I'll only worry about what opposing coaches think if they STOP sending over those tripleteams!
@Psalm234Speak for yourself. I'd say that--while there is certainly significant Chinese interest in Lin--there is more fan frenzy from Taiwan about Lin, given that he is mostly of Taiwan descent.And it's insulting to both Taiwanese and Chinese basketball fans to suggest that they are only going to vote for Lin based upon his ethnicity and not his skills--never mind the fact that Lin is largely an assimilated Asian American and shares little in common with them culturally. Hell, for all you know, America's Christian fundamentalists--particularly Asian American fundies-- could turn out in hordes to vote for Lin as an All-Star, since Lin is a hardcore Christian himself. Never underestimate the power of the Christian fundamentalist vote. Just ask the Republican Party. ;-)
:) Ixy, you're missing my point.I'm not saying that Taiwanese and Christians won't vote for JLin but more to highlight the significant number of votes from China.In 2010, T-Mac almost got voted to the All-Star games by China although he only played fewer than 10 games. In the final days, Steve Nash got more votes. If T-Mac almost got voted in because he's popular in China as Yao Ming's teammates, how much more excited China will vote for their newly adopted son :) You've seen how they went crazy over in the summer.We as basketball fans might not vote for JLin if he doesn't play well but can you say the same for teenage fans in China, Taiwan, US, Canada, etc.? I'm just being realistic :D
Hey, KOBE needs those Asian votes too!After all, it's Kobe's jersey that outsells even Yao Ming jerseys and Lin's too!
@ Psalm234By 2010, T-Mac was already established as a star (albeit a fading injured one) and had a track record to back it up.According to your "logic," Chinese players like Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhi Zhi should have been voted to multiple All-Star games.If Lin doesn't perform, I don't think he'll get quite the frenzied support that you believe he will--whether that be from China, Taiwan, or America.
Conspiracy theory? I'LL give you conspiracy. EVERY NBA team is gunning for Lin. And here are the reasons why: 1) Everybody who passed him up in the 2010 draft (all 30 NBA teams) has been made into a ridiculed laughingstock for making such a dumb decision. Thus people want Jeremy Lin to fail because then they won't be fired for incompetence the way Kobe Bryant suggested after losing to Lin. 2) Players, likely those on Lin's Rockets too, don't want to be PUNKED by a twice waived D league reject.
well said, KHuang. That's no secret that NBA players has been gunning for Jeremy since last season because he rose so fast to fame. Felton confirmed it and he even said LeBron was treated the same way but LeBron has proven he can bring it every night.The only difference is most teams have more complete scouting report on JLin and his strength/weaknesses so JLin will be forced to bring something new to his arsenal. It's nothing different with other respected NBA players. It's actually a sign of respect seeing how teams threw double-team or triple-team when he gets inside the lanes. Spurs did that in the beginning of the preseason game before they saw him struggling with his shooting. And we know JLin has been working hard to get back his shooting touch and conditioning. I have no doubt he will get it back sooner or later.I'm sure many will agree that's a lot of facts and reality!
ESPN Insider: Are Knicks better without Lin?Updated: October 19, 2012, 6:24 PM ETBy Chris Broussard | ESPN the MagazineRaymond Felton is back in the Big Apple and loving it. And with the last vestiges of "Linsanity" having dissipated, the New York Knicks' starting point guard said the team is in a better position -- point guard-wise -- than it was a year ago. Felton said things will be much different this season for Lin. If you recall, Houston offered the overnight sensation $25 million over three years, so the Knicks passed. While Lin's 26-game run last season was spectacular, it will be a huge challenge for him to repeat that performance for the Rockets.Felton was very complimentary of Jeremy Lin, saying Lin's run last season was "one of the best I've seen in a while.'' But he said Lin had better be ready this season, because he has a target on him."I'm happy for him; he's down in Houston starting in a new situation where the team is basically his,'' Felton said. "I hope he has a good season. But it's going to be tough. It's not as easy as people think it is, playing the point, knowing that people are coming at your head every night. "It's going to be difficult," Felton added. "It's not going to be like it was last year when he made that run. It's going to be tough, because everybody's coming for you because you have that name. That's the difference this year -- every night as the main guy, every point guard in the league is going to be coming at you. So he's got to be prepared for that.''Granted, it's only preseason, but so far Lin has not looked prepared. In his first three preseason games with the Rockets, he averaged just 5.3 points on woeful 21.1 percent shooting. In 22.7 minutes a game, he handed out 4.7 assists a game over that stretch. Plus, in the preseason opener, Russell Westbrook burned Lin for 19 points in 16 first-half minutes.Lin did show improvement in his fourth preseason game, dishing out a game-high 12 assists in 31 minutes during the Rockets' victory over Memphis. He still struggled with his shooting, however, going just 3-for-9 in scoring seven points.As his struggles this preseason might indicate, Houston could end up regretting the contract it gave him. League sources have told me the Rockets' basketball people were never as high on Lin as ownership. I'm told that Rockets owner Leslie Alexander really pushed for the Lin signing, much more than the basketball side of the organization.Lin is a solid player, but I don't believe he's a future star and certainly not one deserving of all the hoopla he has generated. I hope it works out for Lin, but because he's limited -- and because of the super target on his back that Felton referred to -- I think he could be a disappointment.Felton said that some of the league's point guards (and other players as well) were bothered by all the attention Lin got for his brief run."I think it put a bull's-eye on him before the end of the season last year,'' Felton said. "I think a couple guys got kind of upset. I saw the game where Deron Williams had a pretty good game against him (Williams scored 38 points). That's for anybody, not just Jeremy. It's anybody. Anybody who has a good season and gets a lot of hype is going to have everybody coming at them. Having that name and getting the money he got this year, you have to know guys are coming at you every game. Everybody comes at LeBron James every night. But you know, LeBron James is LeBron James. He takes care of business. So we have to see if Jeremy is able to do the same.'
These anti Lin articles are MORE COMPLIMENTARY to Lin than anything we write over here. In January this year, I got flamed mightily for saying that Lin was the "Lebron of the D League" due to his utter dominance in the time he wasted down there. Naturally, those flameboys are NOWHERE TO BE FOUND now. Now Raymond Felton is comparing Lin to Lebron, only this is the NBA and not the D league! Anybody who watches the NBA knows that only the best players have the bullseye on their back. Raymond Felton just acknowledged Lin's Lebron-like game presence!!! This is why I love the hater articles. They end up dishing out more Lin praise than we do!
Deron Williams = lottery team. Let them target Jlin. As long as Jlin doesn't play their game, he will be fine. Jlin plays a team game. He makes his teammates better. Jerome Jordan looked like all-star when they played together."Keep shooting, Deron. You're keeping us in the game."
kinda disappointed w/ nemo because i thought he was one of those long time cool jlin fans but i was wrong...but i understand because first and foremost he is a knicks fanif ever ny wld release this kind of documentary or story that linsanity is nothing but a plot/illusion created by nba bosses it only means one thing to me...they want linsanity dead as if it never happened...also if they are saying that they created linsanity to entice more chinese to watch nba, why didnt they stage it for yi jilian who is from mainland china?
Aaron Bruski @aaronbruskiI'm pretty sure half the NBA thinks that Jeremy Lin can't get it done and the other half is jealous that he got the Kwan.11:40 PM - 23 Oct 12---More like they know he'll get it done, that's why they're gunning for him.
Watch Jeremy Lin's TOP 25 Greatest Moments so far !http://www.jenports.com/2012/10/jeremy-lin-25-greatest-moment-so-far.html#post-title
This video is almost as old as old-spice and is in no way related to the topic or any comments that people have made here. Also - it has already been linked numerous times before. Why not post the direct youtube link? Why post the link of a site that noone cares to see? THIS IS SPAM! YOURE A SPAMMER!
People have deleted your posts, people have told you they dont like your spam. The fact that you keep posting only shows you have a severe mental problem!
If the games were rigged, why did the Knicks lose to the New Orleans Hornets at home to end that streak? Why'd DWill torch Lin for 38 pts on that 2nd game against Nets, why did Lin get destroyed by Miami defense on national TV on what was arguably going to be one of the most anticipated games of the season?Why would the NBA allow Jason Kidd to nearly kill Jeremy in that ESPN nationally televised game in Dallas.If Lin was the prized cash cow of David Stern's NBA, wouldn't they protect him against such hard fouls??
He forgot to say big part of the plan is jeremy who's been insulted by journalists, former teammates etc
The Harvard graduate, who recently acknowledged that the left knee in which he had a torn meniscus surgically repaired six months ago was still bothering him, will sit out the Rockets' next preseason game against the Hornets in New Orleans Wednesday
Where's the news from?
Don't click on his link, people.Can a guy's post be banned if he's spreading false news here?
how is this a false link ?
Lin is not playing tonight ?
This does not look good for Lin fans and the rest of this 82 game season. Let's hope and pray its nothing serious. At least Houston has 3 backup point guards in Douglas, Livingston and Machado.
ABC Baller, you are better than being fooled by a troll!
He's not a troll. He provided a link of the source of his news: http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aSPT&ID=201210240020I am familiar with the verse that Lin tweeted. If you look up the background in the Bible, the Apostle Paul was pleading with the Lord to take away a "thorn" in his flesh but the Lord didn't. So the Lord said to Paul "My grace is sufficient for you..." This could very well be Jlin talking about his knee problem. He's going through the same experience as Paul. This is not good news at all. His knee should have completely healed by now. :(
So a bogus link is source?Somehow Taiwan journalists know more than Houston journalists who see Lin every day?Somehow you are a such an incredible doctor that you could tell someone's injury by his tweet?And congrats to revealing yourself that you have 2 trolling accounts, MrScrewup.
@Cara, There is a chance that the Taiwan news outlet may be wrong but there are indeed Taiwan journalists who are in Houston covering Jlin. For example, the news of Raymond Felton's signing by the New York Knicks was broken not by those powerful New York media writers who follow him everyday but by a small TV station in North Carolina. Also, Jeremy's first newspaper interview during Linsanity was given to Marcus Thompson, a small Bay Area beat reporter and not to any of the famous New York beat writers who follow him everyday. Don't judge a book by its cover.One word of advice, try to contribute something positive to this board for once instead of hurling accusations at people without any basis.
It takes over a year for anybody to recover from Lin's kind of surgery. Not my opinion. Medical fact. Has been discussed here at length several times, contrary to Mr Screwup's assertion that Lin is somehow dogging his injury.
The fact is this news are complete false and you guys spread it makes you a troll and the fact that you guys like to make something out of nothing about Lin's knee makes you a troll.Very interesting that a troll is telling people to contribute as the only thing you does here is to stir controversy and troll.
Is the link true? Is Jeremy not playing? No one mentioned except that website; Not even in twitter (Rockets);However, PPat (strained left quad) will be a gametime decision for tonight's game
I doubt it is true since not even dreamshake, clutchfans or even the rockets twitter mentioned it;
It wouldn't surprise me, these are preseason games, so there is nothing on the line to play for. The Rockets websites will usually report on players sitting out games, a few hours before the start of the game, when the rosters are officially submitted.
I dont believe the report unless it comes from reputable source as neph stated above. Also it is important for starters to play these last two games. We are not talking about a team like spurs who have been playing together a long time. They need the work together against other nba talent. Thats what I think anyway.
I am not trying to provide false links I read every jeremy Lin news report . I love this site . I am just asking it seems like we would hear if J Lin was not playing thats why I am asking if this link is wrong . By the way Knicks Announcers are trying promote Melo and Felton like crazy .They said Knicks sold out the toronto road game and melo got the biggest applause in pre game . 5 minutes later they were booing Melo bad there I think the announcers were shocked .
I say sorry if I said anything rude previously. But I think next time you better check the official Rockets sites/twitters or other reputable sources before believing a bogus website. When nothing is out there except your site, you should there is a problem with your "source".
LOL @Cara telling people what to do. You clearly had a misconception that focustaiwan.tw is a bogus site. You're the one who didn't do his homework. You can start here to find out how respectable this site is:http://focustaiwan.tw/cna_info/cna_info.aspx
So now Lin's playing but you still insisted your "credible" Lin injury rumor? Who isn't doing his homework here?No need to shout at me when your rumor spreading attempt is unsuccessful. I guess you must be secretly hoping for Lin getting injuried and not playing otherwise you wouldn't defend your irresponsible source and not focus on the truth- Lin's not injuried and playing. Sorry that Lin prove you wrong again and the truth hurts you.
There are some interesting statistics this preseason. Jeremy Lin is always atop the NBA in some category. This year, he's leading the entire NBA in steals thus far. But none of us are surprised at Lin simply being Lin. My man Jae Crowder is 2nd in the entire NBA behind Lin in steals! Before the draft happened, I was hyping Jae Crowder as a better player than most of the guys taken in the first round. I even wrote that he'd be better than #1 overall pick Anthony Davis! Well, Jae Crowder has been dominating. He's probably the best player for the Mavs right now since Nowitzki is injured. Crowder even outplayed Anthony Davis when they matched up. On sheer production alone, Jae Crowder has been far better than a player I consider overhyped, OJ Mayo. Crowder will probably be Dallas's 6th man, but he actually deserves to start over Mayo because Crowder is a deadly shooter who can defend all 5 positions. The other rookie that I liked was Orlando's Andrew Nicholson. He's firmly established himself as a very solid NBA power forward in preseason thus far. Nicholson has a tremendous NBA ready low post game and will eventually be starting this season for the Magic. Of course, my favorite rookie was Houston's own Jeremy Lamb. Though his body is not strong enough yet, his court awareness and technique are NBA ready. Lamb is younger than Nicholson and Crowder, but Lamb will get better as he gets older.
Lamb also needs to exert more EFFORT especially on the defensive end; he needs to stop taking contested 3 POINTERS and start going to the hole.
Jae Crowder was the best sleeper pick in the draft, hands down. He's better than any of the forwards that Houston picked up. His outside shooting is almost as good as D-Mo, and he's tougher than D-Mo.
I agree especially about Crowder being tougher than DMo. DMo makes Pau Gasol look tough and that is saying a lot since Gasol is soft. I remember DMo trash talking Howard; Initially, I thought he was a special player but after watching some pre-season games, I don't even think he can play center at all. He's going to get crushed by stronger players. DMo allowed himself to be dominated by the smaller Carter and Crowder, what more if he faced Howard and the bigger players.
Aren't you glad that "our" Spurs didn't trade for Donatas Motiejeunas, neph? Motiejeunas will probably be a decent backup center in the NBA one day. His foot speed will never be of starter quality, but his strength will improve. The Rockets could use a guy that the Spurs just cut: Eddy Curry. I still think Curry could be of use in the NBA. On a Jeremy Lin team, Curry's defensive limitations would be totally minimized!
Yeah Crowder is a beast :D but i think he's in the wrong team. I mean when dirk will be back he'll be benched. He can only play pf not c ... But looks good, pretty good. Looks like manimal faried :Danyway still believe in D-mo :D
The problem with DMo is he plays just like your typical European ball player. He's supposed to be a center but he plays like a small forward. He doesn't seem to have a back-to-the-basket game and he epitomizes Euro-soft. Gets pushed around and shoots 3s. I've never seen a Euro small forward succeed at a high level in the NBA so the odds are against him. Then again, I've never seen an Asian, cut-twice ball player succeed either so who knows. But the odds are against him.
Crowder is actually a swingman despite his power forward appearance. I called him the best shooter in the 2012 draft. Crowder is automatic from outside and likely is good enough to compete in thw 3 point shooting contest. A lot of people compare Crowder to Kenneth Faried because they have the same haircut, and I've even heard a few Charles Barkley comparisons tossed about. In terms of actual game, Crowder resembles neither player as far as I'm concerned. Jar Crowder is a unique player with a unique skillsey.
Euro small forwards that have done very well in the NBA contrary to Mr Screwup's assertion that euro SFa cannot star in thw NBA:Toni KukocPedrag StojakovicAndres NocioniWalter Herrmann (too brief, but he had big time GAME)
Yeah NBA is more physical. Probably it's a different culture: we rely maybe too much on playbook so we need a c who can shoot 3s. In usa the game is on players' shoulders ..... My favourite european player now is kostas papanicolau from olimpiakos ... He's a g who can take rebounds block shoot from 3 and attack the glass. Knicks traded him to get felton :D
DMo's official position is definitely a power forward, not a center. So far his strength is just shooting 3-PT and slashing to the basket so he can create some sparks off the bench. He reminds me of Dirk with his 3-PT shooting but he doesn't have a reliable spot-up shooting or fadeaway jumpers so he is very limited for now.Rox's dire need currently is a reliable backup center. KHuang, I don't know if Eddy Curry has changed his ways but maybe it's worth trying. I am curious why the Spurs cut him.
Months ago, I posted the reason why I think European big men don't play physical post up basketball. It's very simple. Europe has a shorter three point line and a trapezoidal lane. The trapezoidal lane is wider than the NBA lane at the baseline. Thus big men are not able to establish advantageous position near the basket for post up scoring as easily as they can in the NBA. Not only are Euro big men pushed away from the basket due to the trapezoidal lane, they are also squeezed on the perimeter by the shorter three point line. Perimeter defenders are closer to the rim than in the NBA and thus can provide more help defense on postups than NBA big men see. So you have the big men establishing position farther away from the basket to avoid lane violations, plus you have perimeter defenders being much more potent on defense in trapping the post. Thus the international big man has been squeezed out of the lane completely! It is mandatory for an international big man to be able to step out and hit the three pointer. That because it's only two or three steps to reach the 3 point line from the operating area near the widened paint. Plus, the shortened 3 pointer is a shot that ANY big man in the NBA can hit! Great international coaches like Ruben Magnano of Argentina have gotten around the big man squeeze by designing flex offenses that shuttle their big men in and out of the widened lane. In the Euro flex, they'll flash big men under the rim but then spit em right back out to avoid the 3 second lane violation. The cutting big man typically heads right for that shortened 3 point line! If there's no opportunity from 3, the flex offense sends its cutters in and out of that trapezoidal lane to the other 3 point corner! Donatas Motiejeunas is a classic Euro big man who would be incredible in Euro rules, But the NBA is a much more power based game, though the NBA is REALLY SOFT compared to the much more rugged play of the 70s through 90s.
The Spurs are very particular in their player selections. They want team players above individual skill. Guys who can play team defense and team offense with good passing skills and movement off the ball. Eddie Curry seems more like an iso-type player, just like Richard Jefferson, which is why the Spurs let them go.Houston needs a center really badly, they should give big Curry a try, but remember, he's had bad performances in NY and Miami.
Not anymore k-huang. 3 point line n europe is the same of the NBA. I think they changed when they converted the two halves of 20 minutes in 4 quarters of ten minutes.
I say try Curry. He didn't have point guards in Chicago or NY or Miami that could raise his game like Lin can. A motivated Curry bolstered by Lin would be the post up player McHale desperately wants for his offense to truly work. Plus, Curry is a BATTLESHIP. He can physically go toe to toe against the Dwight Howards and Andrew Bynums. If Lin can raise Omer Asik's game, he can raise Curry's!Side note: I remember THE GAME that pretty much destroyed Eddy Curry in the NBA. Yao Ming and the Houston Rockets were visiting against the Knicks years ago. Up until that point, Curry was averaging 19 and was being favorably compared to Dwight Howard. But when Curry faced off against Yao, Yao destroyed Curry on both ends. Curry screamed at himself in frustration because Yao was too much for him. Curry had a horrible game and the Knicks lost at home. Curry hasn't been the same since!
Forgot. Agree Crowder is different from faried even they look the same cause of hair - cut.Crowder is more a shooter can hit 3s and jumpers. Faried is more defensive, he's a rebounder and a blocker
Thanks, spotless mind. But the trapezoidal lane is still there, as are the coaches and players who have played under the shorter 3 point line for decades. Once that trapezoidal lane is made into a traditional rectangle, post up play in Europe will suddenly improve.
Curry seems to be very one-dimensional in scoring and is weak in rebounding and defense according to this Spurs blog. I got a feeling that Coach McHale will clash with Curry due to his lack of defense. Another article says Knicks might have some interest. Curry or Brown — fortunately for the Spurs, it doesn’t really matter Curry, a classic back-to-the-basket center, still has a gift for putting the ball in the hole, as evidenced by his 68-percent shooting mark in the preseason. His aptitude at pretty much everything else that can be done on a basketball court ranges from adequate to non-existent....It would be one thing if Curry could help slow down the Lakers’ Dwight Howard and/or Pau Gasol. Defense and rebounding, however, have never been his forte. And while it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have another scoring option, it’s not like the Spurs struggled last season without him, leading the league in offensive efficiency and effective field-goal shooting.
Film Session: Kevin Martin An inside look at Martin's red-hot start and the 'secret' skills that could help lift him to a career year...characteristics that his new backcourt mate Jeremy Lin has quickly learned on the job.“I know his spots and where he’s going to be,” says Lin. “In transition he loves the wing; he loves flowing to his left as he shoots that shot. I know how he cuts and even things like, when he cuts, I know which pass to give him whether it’s a bounce pass, a quick one or lob. He’s so versatile and he scores in so many different ways a lot of time all you have to do is just give him the ball.”
Let's hope he's a lovable melo :D
Martin currently ranks No. 1 in the league when operating out of the pick-and-roll, producing a ridiculously gaudy 1.385 points per possession so far this preseason.Since we know pick-and-roll is Jeremy's bread-and-butter, Jeremy and KMart will help each other to relieve pressure from defense. Jeremy's already learning KMart tendency on how and where he likes to get the ball. I believe this will be a career year for them.
@spotless, I see what you did there :) I'd say he's a "love-me-less" version of Melo from his video interviews so far.And it's good to hear that McHale has attributed his improved defense to Asik's presence which allows him to be aggressive.Asik would be so invaluable in both defense and offense that Rox really needs to find an experienced backup center. If he is injured or in foul trouble, Rox will be exposed. Asik is the Rockets' Kryptonite on defense and JLin is the Rockets' Kryptonite to keep the offense flowing well. Both are Superman in that sense!
Let's see: Martin at #1 in pick and roll pointsAsik at #1 in reboundingLin at #1 in steals. SPACE LINVADERS!!!
Agree. Lin and Asik don't have subs in this roster. But i think houston is good. With a player like nowitzky this team can be pretty tough to beat. That why i hope D-mo could play with Asik ... But he's too slow, agree with you
If Lin scores the way Lin typically does, the Rockets won't need a guy like Dirk Nowitzki! Plus, Lin has defenses keying in on him so much that open shots will be all over the place. Personally, I'd probably take a different approach to guarding Lin that the steady diet of double and triple teams Lin has been shredding this preseason. I'd play a strict man to man defense against the Rockets, daring Lin to beat teams with his scoring. Other than Kevin Martin, no single Rocket except for eventually Jeremy Lamb can score on his own without Lin's assistance. Make Lin SCORE with that balky knee of his. Clamp down on everybody else. See if Lin's errant jumper actually can win games or not. I'd rather have Lin heaving shots from outside and driving the lane than feeding unguarded guys all over the court and watching them play hero ball!
Martin isn't a true iso-player like Melo. He can only score and create when he has space, unlike Melo who likes to get the ball and create his own space for shots. K-Mart needs at least 2 steps spacing away from his defender ... and Lin has the ability to distract the defense enough for K-Mart to get an open shot or drive to the basket.
David Thorpe said Lin is crap. Thorpe said that Lin's only skill was taking good angles to the basket on offense and was otherwise an unathletic scrub. David Thorpe happens to be Kevin Martin's trainer supposedly (I did not know that till reading the article). I wonder if Thorpe influences Martin's opinion of Lin. So far, from what I see, Martin never passes to Lin if he doesn't have to. Martin also barked at Lin the one time Lin missed Martin open for a shot in the OKC pre-season game where Lin instead drives and passes to Asik for a foul. Let's see how the Martin/Lin thing really plays out...Also, Thorpe is a pretty big time idiot. His analysis of Lin was comical and he sounds like a whiny know-it-all who actually knows nothing and is full of hot air. I'm not surprised gunner Kmart chose Thorpe to be his trainer. They are like 2 peas in a pod.
Psalm234October 24, 2012 12:35 PMFilm Session: Kevin MartinAn inside look at Martin's red-hot start and the 'secret' skills that could help lift him to a career year...characteristics that his new backcourt mate Jeremy Lin has quickly learned on the job.“I know his spots and where he’s going to be,” says Lin. “In transition he loves the wing; he loves flowing to his left as he shoots that shot. I know how he cuts and even things like, when he cuts, I know which pass to give him whether it’s a bounce pass, a quick one or lob. He’s so versatile and he scores in so many different ways a lot of time all you have to do is just give him the ball.”
ah, did a bit of google-ing and thorpe was one of the doubters from the start. LoL found.
and let's just say thorpe sounds a bit... womanish.