Friday, February 1, 2013

Rockets vs Bobcats Game #49 Pre Game Thread

Funny how McHale said that Jeremy was one of the few to play solid defense against the Nuggets but still only played 31 minutes. He'll have to keep up that solid defense against Kemba Walker or he may be on the bench again in the 4th.

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  1. Rockets will win, Lin will have a good game. Nothing much else to say.

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    1. McHale will change his prejudice on Lin in near future. McHale has the talent to lead Rockets as long as he want to do.

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  2. Go JLin! If JLin puts lots of pressure on Kemba, JLin may get to stay in the game. Coach seems to like that! Biyombo was a nuisance inside, so try to get him into foul trouble. And don't play down to the level of an inferior team. Rox tend to do that.

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  3. Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    I was told that three teams - the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Charlotte Bobcats - had exploratory talks with the Atlanta Hawks.

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    1. Other reports have contradicted Alex Kennedy's report that the Suns have interest in Josh Smith~

      Alex KennedyVerified @AlexKennedyNBA
      I stand by what I wrote. Multiple sources told me that ATL and PHX had exploratory talks about Josh Smith. We'll see what happens.
      5:23 PM - 1 Feb 13

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    1. @jTeamW1:

      Contrary to Torocan, I think McHale is using the the correct lineup and it shouldn't be compressed any further. If the Roxs were in the playoffs, the coach may decide to play certain players more or less depeding on how critical the possession is. For instance, towards the end of the 3rd in the Denver game, with the Roxs leading by 7, Morris allowed Chandler to penetrate for a spin move into the block which he missed but got it back and layed it in. The Roxs was suppose to pack the paint and box out for defensive rebounds. However, Morris relented on defense and Harden didn't even attempt to help on the penetration and just stood there. On the ensuing possesion, Morris contested a 3 ptr but fouled the shooter in the process. If this was a playoff game, those boneheaded plays will earn you more time on the bench. So with 35 seconds left in the 3rd, I think George Karl took Mozgov out for Fareed to go small ball. At this point, Mchale should have countered by putting JLin in the game. Asik was still on the floor. You have a mismatch with Fareed playing Asik; however, Mchale stuck with TD who attempted to look for his own shot down the stretch in which he could have exploited the mismatch. If JLin was on the court, there's no question he would have recognized it and try to set Asik up. What made it worse was Parson playing ISO in the last possesion where he stumbled and turned it over for a fastbreak Denver deuce. Again, it should have been either JLin or Harden handling the ball during that possession, not Parsons.


      With the start of the 4th, Denver was still playing with a small lineup and Asik was still in the game. The Roxs should have utilized Asik, but instead the first possession was a missed shot on the permiter. The second was an entry pass to Asik from the wing, but he got stripped trying to drive on the baseline. If JLin was in the game, he could have penetrated and dished to Asik or perhaps run PNR with him, eventhough Asik is not the best at it. JLin could have passed it to Asik while he was moving to the basket, which he's better at, than passing it to Asik to create his own shot on the post. When Asik got stripped, there was no transition D to hinder Denver's fastbreak. TD was the only one that got back in which Gallinari layed it over him. That was Morris again with the defensive breakdown--I think Patterson was subbed in afterwards. Also, shortly thereafter Parson fouled a jump shooter. A lot of these defensive breakdowns are simply mental and hustle plays. Everything from that point on just snowballed out of control. Even when JLin was back in the lineup, because the team as a whole was now playing on edge and pressing to do more, such as Harden, the momentum shifted in Denver's favor. I enjoyed Torocan's breakdown, but I think it wasn't so much of which combination provided more defense or offense, but the lack of recognition on Mchale's part to insert JLin back in the game, bonehead plays (mental), and not hustling back on transition D. JLin did his best trying to rescue the team.

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    2. Racha. I think t the point of those.posts was coach didnt have a dynamic feel for what was really happening. Your play description dovetails into their poi at the high level. For me, I cheered td D but had my eye on the.flow of the game a. was alarmed for the team when lin was not in. I said to myself ... fooled by the ta again. Confir
      ed when Harxe. came in , and just sick when he finally let lin in.

      watch for this same static systematic error in coming games. The posts aren't armchair qb ... they are good game tape breakdowns to me.

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    3. fooled by the tactical. watch for it with this staff.

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    4. Man, being a great player as he is and having coached in the NBA for 3 seasons with the Wolves and 1 1/2 with the Roxs, I figure he would have a better feel for the game by now. I just saw a post of JLin on his matchup against Kemba tonight and Mchale was praising JLin's defense in the Denver game. What? So if defense wasn't the problem, what was it? I'm trying to be open and see it from his vantage point but he lost me completely. I'm not even gonna try anymore. McHale just doesn't seem to have that resolve and steadiness as a coach.

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    5. Yeah, seriously right. I'm really curious to know if it's Sampson that's behind all of this BS, or McHale is just straight up unqualified.

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  5. from Bobcats:

    KEY MATCHUP vs. ROCKETS
    Ramon Sessions vs. James Harden
    Reserve guard Ramon Sessions was on a tear in January, averaging 15.9 points on 41.1 percent shooting from the field and 88.9 percent shooting from the free-throw line, while dishing out 3.9 assists, bringing down 3.1 rebounds and swiping 1.00 steal. Sessions broke the 20-point plateau four times in 14 games last month while averaging 28.2 minutes off the bench. The Cats need Sessions to stay hot as they head to Houston if they want to match the Rockets firepower in the backcourt, led by James Harden… With Charlotte going to a smaller lineup as of late with Kemba Walker, Sessions, Ben Gordon and Gerald Henderson all on the floor together, Sessions will get his chance to slow Harden defensively. Harden currently ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring (25.9 points) and eighth in steals (1.85) while also adding 5.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds each contest. Harden has scored 20+ points in six-straight games, starting with a 29-point performance in Charlotte on January 21… The key for this one could be if Sessions can put up strong numbers offensively and help hold Harden to under 20 points on the defensive end.

    SCOUTING THE ROCKETS (25-23)
    Since snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 100-94 win on January 21 in Charlotte, the Rockets have got back on track with wins in four of their last six games… While James Harden (25.9 points) carries the load for Houston, it also has tremendous balance for a second, third and even fourth scoring option with Chandler Parsons (14.2), Jeremy Lin (12.2), Patrick Patterson (10.9), Carlos Delfino (10.8) and Omer Asik (10.1) all averaging double figures. That production has Houston ranked second in the NBA in scoring (105.0 points)… As good as they’ve been offensively, the Rockets give up points defensively, where teams are averaging 102.7 points against them – the fourth worst in the league.

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  6. As long as Jeremy Lin's teammates decide to show up to the game and actually play their roles instead of TANKING, this should be an easily winnable game.

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  7. I am beginning to think that maybe the coaching staff is intimated by Lin's intelligence. I can see him suggesting certain things or says things that make sense and they (especially McHale) would make feel incompetent. I keep thinking of a scene in the Austin Power movie (don't know which one), where every time the son says something, Austin would tell him to zip it (because the son was being a smart ass). I think sometimes he got benched because he didn't follow McHale/Samspon's instructions. He might see something that he likes better, so he changes the play, and their reaction is "how you dare challenge me/us?"

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    1. I've given up trying to figure out McHale/Sampson's reasoning. And none of us are really in a place to speculate what happens behind closed doors.

      But as KHuang would remind us, it's only a matter of time before Jeremy wins the trust of his coaches or else gets them fired (by his play, not whining like D-Will/Melo). Debacles like the one at Denver (and the 7 game losing streak) add up over time.

      I just hope he wins them over before it's too late because I would LOVE to see J-Lin in the playoffs. If they can avoid OKC and add a half-decent PF at the deadline (one who can at least rebound or defend), I think we'll see some "Playoff Linsanity."

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    2. Here is the Austin Powers scene

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK8mneO8yvU

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    3. I meant Dr. Evil in the first post.

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    4. I think they will get their butts kick pretty hard. McHale can't even play checkers in the regular season, do you think he can play chess with the big boys in the playoffs? The only way they will do well is if they let Lin be the primary playmaker and let Harden be the primary scorer. And please McHale don't make Parson something he ain't. He is a role player and will always be a role player.

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    5. Here is Dr Evil=McHale going over the game plan before this game.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93gBDFPwgcA

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    6. @zxcvb exactly. We don't know what exactly behind closed door and annoyed me

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    7. Holy cow, @alcsd, you're so naughty. hahaah

      I have been thinking aloud about Jeremy's glaring bball IQ might have intimidated his coaches. Saw him analyzing the game at the post-game interview and he came across like a season Head Coach. As I only started watching NBA after last Feb, I don't know whether it's a norm for players to do such detailed (having a shot chart, some documents) analysis. At that point, I was already wondering whether the coaches, especially those of lower calibre, would feel threathened? But of course McHale et al wouldn't even realize their fear of Jeremy's intelligence as they will always reassure themselves with the notion that Jeremy isn't a winner and he has no elite bball talent, let alone bball IQ. However, I wouldn’t dismiss the probability.

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    8. Remember that Jeremy's dad had him studying NBA tapes while he was growing up. That's pretty unheard of. The usual path is to play basketball, then after retiring, learn about coaching. But Jeremy has basically learn coaching since childhood, so now he probably has more basketball knowledge than any player in the league. That can definitely threaten an insecure coach.

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    9. I never really thought about this but it seems that could be true.

      I mean, that's the thing about D'Antoni. Lin often said that D'Antoni was/is an "offensive genius," (Kobe said this too when D'Antoni started or right before coaching the Lakers) and I think I remember D'Antoni saying that Lin would come up with plays too, or something to that effect.

      That play last game (or the one before) where Asik interfered with Lin's pass to Parsons resulting in a turnover reminds me of the Jazz game last year with the Knicks (1st game as a starter), D'Antoni noted how Lin had the ball and Shump and Novak were both open but Lin gestured for Shump to get out of the way so that Novak (the shooter) could shoot the 3. This was an example D'Antoni used about Lin making the right plays. I could see how this would be threatening to a coach who may not be so offensively savvy. I mean with Asik, I think Lin saw a potential play that the coaches probably did't even see, which is why I think the idea that the coaches could feel threatened has some merit. It would seem to me that most coaches would not want to be corrected/shown up by a player, especially a coach who I could see may have a bigger ego than most considering he was a highly successful player and won several championships in his time.

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    10. I didn't know that I was being naughty. I'll try to use something more tame in the future. I was just trying to make a point that Dr Evil thinks he is smart, when in fact, he is just dumb and clueless. His followers (in this case, the players) know it, except him.

      In some games, when Lin called Morris, Patterson, etc. for a screen and they waved him off, I am beginning to think Lin changed the play and call for the screen. They didn't have a choice, but waved Lin off.

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    11. Also, in one very recent game, they were losing and couldn't get anything right, Lin called Asik up to help him with trapping. He was benched immediately after that for Beverly, but Asik did as Lin thought him. They won that game and in the post call interview, McHale talked about trapping strategy. The way he spoke about it, people didn't watch the game or don't understand the game or watch Lin closely wouldn't have know it came from Lin.

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    12. In other words, McHale took the credit and treated Lin like trash.

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    13. I remember now. It was the game against the Bobcats and K Walker was scoring like crazy. McHale was trying to substitute every combination (an XOs would have a strategy to combat that) and failed miserably until Lin called Asik and told him to help him with trapping. So after that, casual fans thought Beverly was doing a good job, but in reality it was Lin's idea.

      In the post game interview, K Walker even said that when they did the trapping, he wasn't able to do what he did.

      Tonight's game, we will see if this will be the strategy.

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    14. Lin's eloquence at post game interviews is an indication of his intelligence and grasp of the game. MDA did indeed mention several times that lin has does suggest good plays during the games and he gave lin the freedom to do so. mchale on the otherhand may be too insecure and self centred..but instead retaliates by benching lin resulting in losses in some winnable games.

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  8. Let's go Lin and Rockets! No mercy on the Bobcats.

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  9. If Jeremy continues taking those mid range jumpers like the last game, he will be fine offensive wise. His defense is always super. I like to see Jeremy take 10+ shots a game.

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  10. BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jeremy Lin / A knack for the big play
    Mitch Stephens, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Published 4:00 am, Sunday, April 2, 2006

    Numbers, numbers, numbers. Everyone loves numbers.
    Palo Alto point guard Jeremy Lin isn't one of them.

    Oh, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior had some impressive per-game stats this season: 15.1 points, 7.1 assists, 4.8 steals and 6.2 rebounds -- moderate compared to other all-Bay Area players.

    Palo Alto coach Peter Diepenbrock holds up two fingers when listing Lin's priorities.
    "Making plays and winning games," he said.

    Palo Alto won 32 of them this season (losing only one), including a 51-47 upset of nationally ranked Mater Dei for the CIF State Division II title at Arco Arena two weeks ago. Most of the victories were lopsided.

    But Diepenbrock swears, in every jaw-grinding, lip-biting, palm-sweating situation, Lin made the pivotal play to win.
    "It was uncanny," Diepenbrock said. "You could bank on him every time."
    You think Diepenbrock's blowing smoke? He recalled every game-winner.

    -- Dec. 9 in Santa Cruz Dad's Tournament semifinals against St. Francis -- "We're down a bucket in the final minute of overtime. Jeremy hits a 25-footer. We win (57-55)."

    -- Dec. 21 in consolation title game of Mission Prep Classic against Bakersfield -- "We're down three with five seconds left. (Lin) catches in-bounds pass, penetrates, kicks and Steven Brown drills a 3-pointer at the buzzer. We win (80-74) in overtime and Jeremy has triple-double."

    -- Dec. 29 in semifinals of St. Francis Tournament against San Ramon Valley -- "We're up two, their stud (Brandon Adams) gets the ball underneath in final seconds. Jeremy rips the ball out of his hands, gets fouled, hits free throw. We win (54-51)."

    -- March 9, NorCal semifinals at home against Laguna Creek -- "We're tied with 50 seconds to go, (Lin) buries a 3-pointer from the wing. After a stop, he penetrates, feeds Brown who ices the win (52-46)."

    -- March 11, NorCal finals against Mitty at Arco Arena -- down one with 24.1 seconds to play, Lin draws two defenders and finds Brad Lehman, who drills 3-pointer from the corner. Palo Alto 45, Mitty 43. "(Lin) makes it look easy."

    -- March 17, State title game -- "We're up two in final 30 seconds. (Lin) decides to drive to the basket. He takes on their star (Taylor King), goes over him and makes a layup to ice it."

    Was he just born with ice in his veins?
    "I just really, really, really hate to lose," Lin said before adding another "really."

    Having an older brother (Joshua) who played and whom he idolized helped with the competitive edge. Playing basketball from an early age helped too.

    "The kid makes every one around him way better," Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight said. "He was very impressive."
    Lin, though, was not so physically impressive when he entered Palo Alto. "I was only 5-3," Lin said. "Luckily I grew. Maybe I was meant to be a basketball player."

    Despite Lin's lack of height, Diepenbrock knew Lin was a special player before he arrived at Palo Alto. "He was a youth league legend," the coach said. He brought Lin up to varsity during the playoffs his freshman season.

    "He nailed a key 3-pointer down the stretch of his first game," Diepenbrock said. "He never stopped making them."
    With long arms and good jumping ability, Lin should make an impact at Harvard. "He's much more athletic than people think," Diepenbrock said. "He's not just your typical heady point guard."

    Lin file
    Essentials: 6-foot-2 senior point guard/Palo Alto High
    Favorites: Athlete (Michael Jordan), school subject (math or science), movie ("Entrapment"), book (the Bible).
    Dream job: Food tester or NBA player
    Averages: 15.1 ppg, 7.1 apg, 6.2 rpg, 4.2 GPA.

    Source = http://www.sfgate.com/preps/article/BOYS-PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR-Jeremy-Lin-A-knack-for-2538272.php

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    1. This is interesting to read because this is sounds a lot like what people said last year about Lin.

      What I find noteworthy, among other things, is that when Lin won games for them, it's because he made the right plays, not because he always took the game-winning shot. It's never about his own stats but about winning the game. Sounds like he always had these fourth quarter moves.

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    2. Wow he grew a full foot in highschool...

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    3. "Lin may owe his height, 6 feet 3 inches, to his maternal grandmother’s family, Yu said. Chen Weiji, the father of Lin’s grandmother, was well over 6 feet and all of Chen’s children were tall as well, he said."

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    4. AMAZING! I did not know he had that many winning plays with Palo Alto. Lin was already a serial killer on the court since his teen

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  11. Was anyone else amazed and blown away by Jeremy's steal then conversion play against two Nugget players in the 1st quarter of Wednesday's game??
    In that one play he demonstrated:

    1. Anticipation and quick hands to nab the steal.
    2. Courage and "aggressiveness" to go 1 on 2!
    3. Beautiful strategy of using Igahdala as a screen against his own teammate Lawson.
    ( Effectively now becomes a 1 on 1)
    4. Freezes Igahdala for a second - that's all Jeremy needed - with a slick between the leg dribble.
    5. Uses first step quickness to drive past Igahdala for lay up.
    6. Uses rim as deterrent to possible block and puts in the reverse layup.
    7. And on top of that ... Jeremy made it look so easy and as if it's just another
    day at the office.

    Silly announcers don't acknowledge the beauty of what JLin just did, Igahdala upset that he got burned,
    Rockets bench and coaches silent, I'm standing up in my living room saying "Oh my gosh." Then I replay on
    DVR 3 times so I can appreciate just what took place.

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    1. AI over guarded JLins right side. AI seemed to have read the scouting report that says JLin can't go left. Unfortunately for AI the scouting report was wrong.

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    2. Felt the same. More amazed at the breakaway lay in in 4th when he floated it over danillo. Again no love. Showed speed and control/touch. That said he needs that attack finish mentality a lot more

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    3. That was a nice finger roll by JLin over Danilo.

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    4. it was awesome, I saw it live! He looks exactly like he does on tv. He's a big PG and he's extremely fast.

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  12. If Charlotte comes at Houston with a 4 guard line-up watch out. This will be a blow out because Houston will be playing at pace which they are better than the Cats. and if they get stuck in a half court offense, look for Lin pnr with Asik all day against a small line-up. I could see Asik with a 20/20 game and Lin with double digit assists.

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    1. Asik is halfway there and Lin is almost there and it is just the 2H.

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    1. JLin subtly defending himself :)

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    2. McHale praising JLin on defense, so why sit JLin during the Denver game.

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  14. mxx ‏@sxxxxxx
    @JasonCFriedman just wondering, do u work for the rockets?
    4:05 PM - 1 Feb 13 ·

    Jason Friedman ‏@JasonCFriedman
    ‏@sxxxxxx yes I do
    4:07 PM - 1 Feb 13

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    1. LOL, was he/she being sarcastic.

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    2. Exactly. Isn't that so obvious he works for the rockets?!?!

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    3. He probably works for Sampson to think about it, just kidding. I actually don't have a problem with Friedman. He's just doing his job and probably don't have the autonomy to opine on what he really feels about the organization, coaches, and players.

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    1. Eye on Basketball ‏@EyeOnBasketball
      Report: Josh Smith unlikely to be traded, dude to financial concerns.
      http://cbsprt.co/WFGnw3
      So he'll be traded in 5..4...3...
      11:26 AM - 2 Feb 13

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  16. Daryl Morey ‏@dmorey
    Two Bobcats tickets 2night @7PM 2who can answer - how many current Bobcats are former Rockets. Include @dmorey in your reply.
    1:52 PM - 2 Feb 13

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    1. Damn, wish I was in Houston.

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    2. Oh, forgot to answer the question. Jeff Adrien was formerly a Roxs.

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    3. "Damn, wish I was in Houston." -> Thought everyone here. :D

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    5. I'm Houston bound if they make the playoffs.

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  17. 2013 #NBAAllStar ‏@NBAAllStar
    A look at the aviator style @adidashoops 2013 #NBAAllStar warm-ups! http://twitpic.com/c0btbq
    7:06 AM - 2 Feb 13

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  18. NBA is a basketball entertainment business. However, the order of importance is business, entertainment, then basketball. Business dictates that 80 mil Harden is the man of the team, and he needs to at least appear like a superstar, or management will look like fools in spending that money. Coaches can only comply with the business directive. Lin's 25 mil is no small money either, along with the combined Asian markets impact, Lin should realize he's got some clouts. Speaks softly and carry a big stick. Lin should let the coaches know, that he deserves his starter minutes, and more importantly, during critical time of the game. No more benching in 4th quarter, unless he is really off that game.

    Politics is an inherent part of business, and Lin should become masterful in playing politics. Hopefully he has established good relationships with the likes of Morey, and can voice his thoughts directly to them. Try to build an alliance with JHarden. If Jharden on occasion would pass the ball to Lin and run the sets that Lin prefers, over coaches' direction, during critical phase of the game, that sends a big message, especially if the result is a win.

    Entertainment is about crowd pleasing acts and presentation. The good looking pretty boy CParson drives and dunks more often than not, that's a sell. Lin's playing style is quite exciting, and he should become a little more showy too, for entertainment's sake. He should dunks more as long as he does not risk injury to his knees. Win over more fans with each dunk. Dunk on and shatter the stereotype image. Get the crowd into the game; if the crowd chants a particular bench player's name for 5 min non-stop, he is more likely to get the call. It's harder to do in Houston, but boy, that NY crowd was amazing.

    Game of basketball alone does not attract attention. Spurs game has become too mechanical at times, and lacks excitement. Spurs or Lakers did not cause the spike in the numbers of Asian NBA fans. Lin and his amazing story did. Perfect basketball play, execution, etc are good for basketball aficionados, but but necessary the basketball business. A little drama and confrontation can produce positive outcomes.

    Lin already has a big part of his dream realized. Now the ball game is different. There is more to it than just basketball.

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  19. [C'mon Coach Nick...]

    BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
    From what I heard, there was an offer, and Lin went BACK to HOU and had them sweeten it.
    10:49 AM - 2 Feb 13

    BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
    I've heard on the down low that Lin was desperate for NY NOT to match, wanted to get away from Melo
    10:51 AM - 2 Feb 13

    Rxxx Rxxxxxx ‏@Jxxxxxxxxxxxx
    @bballSource It wouldn't surprise me. Lin didn't even tell NY that Houston changed the deal before he signed the new offer sheet
    10:58 AM - 2 Feb 13

    sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
    @bballSource that is completely false, stop the lies. No offer told him to find market value. He didnt make HOU sweeten deal, check facts!
    11:59 AM - 2 Feb 13

    sxxxxxxxxxx ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
    @Jxxxxxxxxxxxx @bballsource Lin didn't change offer, morey did bc the Knicks said they'd match the rumored 3/19. Morey int everywhere, duh.
    12:00 PM - 2 Feb 13

    BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
    ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx It's not false, sorry, my friend. #StayThirsty
    12:00 PM - 2 Feb 13

    sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
    @bballSource where's the report? Newsday printed that Knicks made QO and that was it. Where is your proof? #stayignorant
    1:15 PM - 2 Feb 13

    sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
    @Jxxxxxxx @bballsource false. He didnt go back to get more money. U realize interviews from Lin & Morey r public, answers r there. #lazy
    1:19 PM - 2 Feb 13

    Jxxxx Wxxxxxxx ‏@Jxxxxxxx
    ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx @bballSource Dolan didn't match the offer because he was upset about Lin renegotiating the deal.
    1:25 PM - 2 Feb 13

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    1. sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @Jxxxxxxx @bballsource there was a RUMORED 3/19 deal, Woodson we'll absolutely match talk, then Lin flew to sign ONE offer sheet.
      1:30 PM - 2 Feb 13

      Jxxxx Wxxxxxxx ‏@Jxxxxxxx
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx The rumored deal was when he wasn't allowed to actually sign an offer sheet. That's where the disconnect came from.
      1:32 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource see Lin, chandler, Melo post practice interviews and Lins GQ article. Pls research before you perpetuate lies & ignorance.
      1:35 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @Jxxxxxxx rumored deal is a rumored deal. If it was real, Lin would have signed it. What sports teams go by rumored deals?
      1:38 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @Jxxxxxxx my point was, Lin didnt go back for more money, morey said publicly that after he spoke to HOU owner, they incr final offer sheet
      1:41 PM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx I appreciate your passion, but I do know for a fact that Lin wanted out of New York, b/c he couldn't play with Melo.
      1:42 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource source? If from Knicks org/reporters then itsnot fact. They've been slandering Lin all year. Show us proof or stop instigating.
      1:54 PM - 2 Feb 13

      Jxxxx Wxxxxxxx ‏@Jxxxxxxx
      @bballSource Lin and Houston negotiated one offer sheet that NY would match, but Lin went back and got more money when they signed it.
      11:54 AM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx If u don't want to believe me, do so at your own ignorance. I've seen proof in Lin's own words, accept it or stop trolling
      2:00 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource u resort to attacks when u are caught lying. What Lin interviews r u talking about? I've seen them all. Waiting for ur response
      2:08 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource also, I thought u had proof/"facts". Now the proof is from watching Lin interviews? Now ur running in circles.
      2:10 PM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx u mad, bro?
      2:16 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource ur losing credibility by the minute. Has ur acct been hacked? Which Lin interviews r u talking abt? Waiting for response...
      2:24 PM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx wasn't an interview u could read. Why the hell are u behaving in such a belligerent manner?
      2:27 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource u said u knew for fact that Lin wanted out. Now ur saying the proof came from his interviews. u hve 0 proof. Which interviews?
      2:28 PM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx never said it was an interview. U do understand that Lin has thoughts that exist outside of the media, right?
      2:30 PM - 2 Feb 13

      sxxxxxxxxxx ‏‏@pxxxxxxxxxx
      @bballSource I don't like liars. U said it was fact he wanted out. I asked for a source/proof & u said the proof came from Lin interviews...
      2:33 PM - 2 Feb 13

      BBALLBREAKDOWN ‏@bballSource
      Second person I've blocked. RT ‏@pxxxxxxxxxx: @bballSource I don't like liars. U said it was fact he wanted out. I asked for a source/proof
      2:34 PM - 2 Feb 13

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    2. @via! you've been missed!!

      How does Coach Nick know for FACT that Lin went back for more money or that he COULDN'T play with Melo? If real sports journalists don't have this information, how the h.ell would coach nick, a high school basketball coach with no access to actual sports agents/journalists/Lin's party have this information?

      He got it from Lin's very own words? I find that hard to believe. He's a hs basketball coach with a youtube channel and he has access to Lin's very own words over legit sportswriters? Yea, k.

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    3. A star, a prodigy, a good guy? OK.
      A star, a prodigy, a good guy and an asian? No way!

      People attack JLin because their world view makes no sense - it falls appart when they look at JLin - so they lie and make up stories and overinterpret things to make JLin look bad.

      The fact is - Knicks could have had JLin - they didnt make an offer - they told JLin to test the market.

      Fact is - someone changed the deal but its not sure that JLin initiated it (Rox organisation, agents, attorneys).

      Fact is - that dude (the coach with the youtube channel) cant know better than us.

      Fact is - JLin had ONE offer sheet to sign. He had no other choice. He didnt have leverage against Knicks and he didnt have lagerage to force Rox to change the deal. Every man with some sense for business will realise -> Rox wanted Lin - Knicks didnt want Lin that much. Thats all that matters.

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    5. Lets asume that it was true that JLin went back to Rox to change the deal - so what? The only thing it would prove is that JLin is a Harvard businessman who successfully negotiated a raise eventhough he had no leverages.

      What a brilliant man! What else would it prove? It would prove that Dolan is a crybaby. As "business man" he should know better!

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  20. Howard Chen ‏@ho_chenCSN
    #RedNation: Outside of Harden (he's already superstar), which Houston Rocket has the most upside? Explain! I'll read the best tweets on TV!
    2:17 PM - 2 Feb 13

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  21. Harden's hardly a superstar... 10 on offense 2 on defense. Lin's probably a 7,8.

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