Going back to the Blazers game, James Harden was amazing and seems to be actually trying on defense lately. I think he and Jeremy are playing well together and I have no qualms about his game right now.
What bothers me is Jeremy not getting to play while Harden rests. If Harden is out for 10 minutes, Jeremy needs to be in at least 8 of those minutes. What happened to this concept? This also lets JLin guard the 2 and gives him a break from chasing the quick pg's all around.
Jeremy is a team guy all the way, but don't you think he wants to play more minutes, have the ball in his hands more, and stay in the top 3 in steals? He has really stepped up his play lately and all of his numbers are starting to rise. No matter how much of a team guy you are, you want to put up your numbers. That's just part of the game and being a competitor. You'd think with better play he'd be rewarded with more PT but not for JLin.
There just seems to be something strange going on with the coaching staff in regards to JLin and his playing time. I could be reading into it more than is really there. But when it comes to JLin you just have to wonder.
I just saw Charles Jenkins playing for Warriors and you just have to shake your head to think they cut JLin for this guy. Remember, this is Jerry West, Joe Lacob, and Mark Jackson making the decision. Honestly, I just don't think most people can look at him and judge him fairly. There is just too much preconceived bias and stereotyping. Even many Asian Americans don't see or can't believe how good he really is and how much potential he has.
Coming back home, I'm expecting something special from JLin against the Kings and Warriors. He'll be in his comfort zone, eating at In-N-Out, and being back in the Bay. He'll also be playing against the Coach who had JLin sit behind Acie Law and in the Arena where he won his State Championship. Then he'll be playing his hometown Warriors Tuesday on Asian Heritage Night. Let's just hope he is not sitting on the bench Sunday because the Rockets want Beverly guarding Isiah Thomas.