Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jeremy In Da House!

Jeremy Lin playing in SF Summer Leage at Kezar tonight:

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JLin drops 40+ mostly against former teammate and now Warrior, Scott Machado, in OT win! Shot looked great, even on his misses!


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  1. Here's a behind video of him out of bounds on the baseline:

    http://instagram.com/p/bDDnExJ03G/

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    1. why he's always wind up on the floor...smh

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    2. Lin's team won and apparently he got 40+ points.

      This is the shot over him that got sent into overtime.

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    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX6hGjx8jcE

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    4. "Kenneth. ‏@CSUEBKENNY 11m
      Jeremy Lin must have heard about what happened to 2 Chainz last week cus' he fasho made a run for it to his car right after the game. 😂😂 "

      LOL

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    5. Lin needs to practice against better competition to improve his skills.

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    6. Mchale;, 40 points and 2 TOs!!!! Jeremy we are trying to win the game!

      Melo didn't kill linsanity. It's Mchale and the Rox orhsnization that killed him. No way Mchale will be happy with Jeremy taking over a game like this.

      Mark my words, no matter what out delusional friend spews out, Linsanity will never happen in Houston.

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    7. @solid75 u r so correct
      and mcfail would instantly bench jeremy once they recognize he has the hot hands and will only play him once he's not, they are so committed for linsanity 2.0 to not to happen

      @abc a real game practice is good than nothing, although against better competition is much better

      i wish a vet or a former nba player will appreciate his game and teach him more about the game

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    9. Here's the other video with Lin putting his team up 2, before the other player ties the game:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPA71aYLMk

      The other guard Lin is playing against is actually Scott Machado, who the Rockets ended up cutting and the Warriors picked up.

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    10. scottmachado
      First pro-am game in the bay & look who I ran into @Jlin7 & @diamonsimpson

      http://instagram.com/p/bDSXZaEq1R/

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    11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPA71aYLMk

      That hesitation dribble after blowing past Machado and getting into the lane -- it is so fast, it is amazing. I'm not sure how he did that with his footwork.

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    12. Looks like a side-step. Maybe its something he has worked on to improve on tendency to do straight drives to the basket?

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    13. Mchale, morey and rox do NOT want Lin to play like this. They want him to a Shane Battier - a serviceable role player - who does the "intangibles" that noone can see.

      Lin needs to be freed from this team. If anyone lets Lin play HIS game, he will excel. Im SURE of it. Remember the brief linsanity u guys all witnessed during the phoenix game when he was just dominant scoring and assisting at will? When rox see that, they don't see a guard with a superstar potential. They see someone being selfish who is doing things he shouldn't be doing. They think Lin is tryinh to be Nate Robinson or JR Smith. So they do everything they can to shut him down.

      That is why he got yelled at in the Sac game, because he decided to take the last shot instead of giving the ball to harden before the end of the half. They want him to be a facilitator and let the " superstars" take the important shots.

      Sure Lin played weaker competition last night. But didnt people go gaga over kdurant when he scored 50 points in a pick game at Rucker's few years ago?

      If you are a fan like Khuang who sees Lin's ceiling to be Shane battier, u would be happy with his role on the rox and his development thus far. I mean he's getting paid right? This is why khuang is so satisfied with where Lin is.

      But if you are like the rest of us who see Lin is way beyond what battier could ever accomplish, you just can't be happy with where he is at. I see performance like this and always wonder where he could be if he was allowed to play pg like he is supposed to. If his leash was longer. If the coach believed in linsanity and gave him the opportunity to achieve that. We would be having a different convo.

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    14. 0ccupati0,

      Hesitation dribble is right or rocker move. The footwork's not too hard, but it takes explosiveness to make it work as well as Lin did.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPA71aYLMk

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  2. New Mexico's Drew Gordon apparently dunked on Lin, waiting to see the video to see how serious it was.

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    1. Miles ‏@WahWhoWah
      I'm sure @YAYAREASFINEST is gonna be all over the YouTube with that but it was an off the backboard alley oop #SFproam
      9:05 PM - 26 Jun 13

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    2. Patrick Desmond ‏@patmdesmond
      @YAYAREASFINEST lin with almost the dunk of the year #SFProAm
      9:33 PM - 26 Jun 13

      :)

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    3. Not really concerned about height. When Deandre Jordan posterized Brandon Knight, most people didn't care about that.

      But I saw the clip, it's one of the ones that Via Wong posted. I thought it was a contested one like Brandon Knight, but if you slow-mo it, it's just Lin trying to go for a rebound and Drew got it and got a putback dunk.
      In the NBA, it probably would have been and over the bank foul on Drew.

      Like this one from Steve Francis:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PI-e2-vAhM

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    4. Recently the NBA has been allowing over the back putback dunks and tip ins to increase the entertainment value. Provided the ball goes in the basket... Otherwise yeah, its a loose ball foul.

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    5. Avoiding "getting dunked on" is the dumbest concept ever. It's ludicrous that most NBA players will just give up on a play and give the opponent an uncontested dunk rather than risk being dunked on. It would be like forfeiting your free throws because you don't want to look bad in case you missed one badly.

      I will always respect a defender who gets dunked on while playing defense over a player who gives up on the play.

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    6. The dunk will most likely get posted on YayareasfinestTV or the other channel. They already have a video of Jabari Bird dunking on a White guy earlier this week at the SF Pro-Am.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/YayareasfinestTV?

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    7. drew gordon dunked on tyreke evans

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ADngKoYnk

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    8. @real-dsb,

      So true. That aspect is one of the things wrong with the NBA, fetishizing appearance over substance.

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  3. My reply about KHuang raving about Shane Battier in previous post.

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    What in the freaking hell? Since when this site become ShaneBattier.net? I thought this is JeremyLin.net but I keep reading about Shane Battier.

    KHuang are you really telling all of us here with a straight face that Shane Battier will be inducted into this whatever NBA/Basketball Hall of Fame you have in mind? I'm sorry, are you member of the Hall of Fame committee? Or are you any kind of person who have the power to induct someone to the Hall of Fame?

    Are you implying that Lin should follow Battier's way? Playing low profile, piggy backing egoist superstars, and being a role player doing roles that nobody but you noticed while the superstars get all the glory? All of that just for the sake to win? When Lin can actually be the superstar and dominate. Why settle for Lin to be a supporting cast that no one noticed when he can be the brilliant leading actor?

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    1. Shane Battier has some good traits of being a good trammate that have caused his teams to win a lot at every level.

      Will he make the basketball Hall of Fame? Probably not, though it's possible. He also might make it not as a player, but as a future coach one day.

      Lin is a very different kind of player from Battier who's not a great individual scorer or shot creator. However, Lin's excellent court spacing skills and off the ball cuts are similar in concept to Battier who is always facilitating plays for teammates.

      Lin and Battier are not similar in their style of play, but they are both excellent defenders ad thinkers and teammates. That's why both players have won at every level even if individually they're not having the greatest stats.

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    2. Derek Fisher has some good traits of being a good trammate that have caused his teams to win a lot at every level.

      Will he make the basketball Hall of Fame? Probably not, though it's possible. He also might make it not as a player, but as a future coach one day.

      Lin is a very different kind of player from Fisher who's not a great individual scorer or shot creator. However, Lin's excellent court spacing skills and off the ball cuts are similar in concept to Battier who is always facilitating plays for teammates.

      Lin and Fisher are not similar in their style of play, but they are both excellent defenders ad thinkers and teammates. That's why both players have won at every level even if individually they're not having the greatest stats.

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    3. Rikki u are another person who completely gets it.

      Khuang thinks that he is being this basketball genius by being able to see what others cannot and truly believes that battier is one of the best players in the game.

      And now he thinks he won't make it as a player but as a coach? First nba hall of fans, then basketball HOF and now as a coach.

      Think about the absurdity of this statement. Shane battier is one of the best players in the NBA. Where da eff does he get this stuff?

      I like that people are beginning to tune out his fake positivity and see the situation for what it is. He acts like he is the authority on NBA when in fact the only thing he has a handle on is declaring some effed up WTF shiet over and over again.



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    4. I see what you did there, Etane.

      KHuang I'm not going to argue with you about win. As I said previously time and time again, what is more important is how the win is achieved. ESPECIALLY in Lin's case as the only Chinese Taiwanese decent Asian American player currently in the NBA. To actually maximize his potential and achieved the level of greatness that he actually capable of, Lin have to undeniably dominant. Let me be clear about what I mean by dominant (mainly 34+ mpg 20+ ppg 7+ apg) or should I say, his brand of basketball. It's not rocket science and it is just that simple.

      People often like to spout positive nonsense (IMO) like ones biggest enemy is actually oneself. But actually it is only half of the truth. Lin already do well with what he can within him with the constraint and circumstances. Lin's biggest enemy is not himself, but actually the prejudice, the hatred, the jealousy, the pride, and most importantly the stupidity in other people around the NBA(Referees, GMs, coaches, scouts, players, sports media, and fans).

      If you take a look back, often time what hold Lin from getting what he actually deserved were mainly other people unfortunately have the power and influence to affect his career.

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    5. Some fans seem to think that they can influence the NBA and especially Lin's situations by fantasizing about it or talking trash about Lin.

      Those are the most delusional and flame ridden fans of all.

      Magical thinking doesn't work in most things in life, and it's pathetic to see those crazy fans screaming that it does.

      In short, you guys are INSANE.

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    6. Ha, ha, who's calling people "insane" now? You are a TROLL and call all posters here INSANE. And I am here to protect and defend other people from TROLLS like you. Not. :)

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    7. Wait. Did Khuang just diss himself? Influence the NBA? WTF?

      After the verbal beatdown he received from Via, he has become this pathetic buffoon making more and more absurd comments. Maybe I should leave him alone. I kinda feel sorry for him.

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    8. That was my last attempt to be a TROLL hunter; it's not convincing at all.

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    9. Solidz and eb ... If i was in you i'd be ashamed .... You are flaming khuang since the beginning just because he talks as a Lin fan in a Lin fan site.

      I'm sure both of you have nothing to do in real life. I usually don't answer people who are here just to flame others while trying to hit jeremy with their words but i wanted to show support to khuang.

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    10. KHuang I know damn well of that fact. One cannot change the world alone. Why don't we all Lin fans especially in the USA(I'm counting on you guys) to gather and band together and make the loudest noise possible of injustice faced by Lin? The goal is to get at least national media attention in order to create awareness and discussion about it.

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    11. Well RikkiM, I guess that's why we have jeremylin.net in the first place (kudos to JLinfan#1, of course).

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    12. Spotless, you should be ashamed for being a sheep. And what is this being "in me"?

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  4. I'm pretty sure Jeremy falls down as a way to protect his ankles and knees. Anytime he senses an awkward landing he just let's himself fall, like in the and 1 video above. Maybe he's taken some martial arts falling technique lessons.

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    1. The safest place is on the ground and not in the air wondering where you would land on. Jeremy always figures a place to land safely. I think he is smart not to let people hurt him.

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  5. Via what is up with these vine and Instagram 6 sec to 15 sec clips? I'm not khuang. I can't make in depth analysis about Jeremy's play by reading the play by play clips on espn.com or reading the AP snips of his play.

    Didn't anyone record the whole game?

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  6. http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-doc-rivers-20130627,0,134530.column

    Quote: When he was asked one of those softball questions about talking to the players and their level of commitment, Rivers said, "I can call any player in the league and get him to commit to play hard and win. It's when you start dishing out positions and playing time that you really see the commitment."

    So, that's what I like about JLin ... he is committed to the team and winning no matter what the others are doing to him. It's not a western type of strength ... it isn't overt. He knows what he's about.

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    1. But too bad our current head coach is dumb as a fucking mule and can't see Lin's real value. There is nothing good out of it Joe

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    2. Rikki: Well, I sure would like to see Lin traded, but short of that, last year was a pretty good run after ASG. It wouldn't have been had Lin gotten embittered. Remember his tweet about 'be still and know I am God' about Christmas time? I think he knows what he needs to do to manage his tough spot, and the results showed up in Feb and so on.

      I can't wait for the freedom here and for him if he is traded. And yeah, McHale isn't a good coach. I wish Morey had swapped him as some have noted here.

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  7. losing upperbody weight will increase quickness and conditioning. he can then concentrate on pure skills a la nash who played all 4 years of college and worked hard to improve his shooting.

    this isn't a bodybuilding contest, and the point guard position is known to be lightweight. mike conley has a listed weight of 185 pounds. allen iverson was at 165 pounds. tony parker at 185 pounds.

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    1. Gd point, and much better for the knees over the long run, given it's already at risk. Meniscus tears are not that easy to fix. You have to cut out more to stop the tear, like putting a hole ahead of a paper tear. So in the end, at 23, he is losing knee padding already.

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    2. Upperbody strength IS important in basketball, especially the ab muscles and core muscles like the back. Chris Paul said in Men's Health magazine that he has quickness on defense because of his six pack abs and core muscles help him to change direction on the fly.

      Jeremy needs to take care of his knees, he needs to take more jumpers and floaters because he can't drive to the hoop all the time ... especially against NBA defenses.

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    3. abc baller, you mention chris paul, but you forgot to say that chris paul is listed at 175 pounds on nba.com.

      i'm not saying upper body strength doesn't mean anything, but that's more beneficial in the post for centers who want to box out for rebounds or set picks or post up.

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    4. Lets be clear on what is body strength. Generally that is more about the chest and arms and not the core. Andre Agassi built up his chest and arms when he joined the tour thinking that he was too small and needed to build up strength to compete against the big guys on tour. He became much slower and had to resculp his body back to carrying less bulk up top. Truth is that tennis and basketball both require fine twitch muscles to feel for the arc and trajectory of a shot. Unless you are a centre or a power forward that requires power and strength to earn your place in the box, bulk is not nearly as important as speed and finesse. The core is by far the most important set of muscle that all multi-skilled sport athletes must develop. Too many people see a tennis player hit the ball with the arms but Agassi learnt that to be great, he turned over the hit to the core and made the arm a fixed appendage turned by the core. This dynamic allowed the core muscles to control both the legs and arms in synchronize action. The skills Lin needs are dribbling, speed, footwork, quickness and shooting, none of these skills require a lot of strength. They do need great core strength to maintain proper balance and proprioception. The legs however do need power and strength for verticle jump and accentuating speed footwork and quickness.

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  9. Of course Jeremy can dominate when the offense runs through him. He's already proven that over and over (38 pts against Spurs with no Harden). That's his strength.

    But as long as he's playing in Houston with McHale and Harden, the question will be: what can Jeremy do as the 2nd or 3rd option with limited touches? Last year, Lin was #24 among PG's in FGA with 10.9 FGA per game. What an utter waste of his skills, smh.

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    1. You're asking the wrong question, you should ask :

      If Lin can dominate, why he is not the #1 option?

      If Lin is the #1 option and dominate, what is the consequence for everybody else, especially those who have wrong Lin in the past?

      What would happen to the NBA if Lin dominate the league?

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    2. Will everyone be happy if a good and humble Chinese Taiwanese decent American guy like Lin dominate the NBA?

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    3. Lin is not no # 1 because Harden signed a contract to get a bonus if he made the NBA All Stars. Dwight will be crazy to come to Rox because all balls must go thru Harden. Unless d12 can force a NBA All Star clause on Rox as well.

      In that case, CP will be next in queue, then poor Lin and the rest of the team whose main aim in life will be to make the stars ensure stardom. Lin should ask Stern to take him off the voting cos his votes are detracting from Harden's.

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    4. So...next yr, the all star candidate for Rox will be DH12 CP25 Asik and Harden? given they are rox for next season.

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    5. @Rikki M:

      Because the Rockets coaches do not believe that Lin being the #1 option will result in victories. McHale has already said that he didn't think that Linsanity was sustainable, and the opinion that Linsanity was greatly aided by D'Antoni's system was common also (even if Jason Terry was the only one honest enough to state it publicly). The honest truth Rikki is that if more people - if anyone for that matter - felt that Lin was capable of being a #1 option, Lin would have gotten a lot more than $25 million and there would have been a lot more teams than the Rockets willing to give it to him.

      And what will happen to the NBA if Lin dominates it? Well the NBA will have another dominant player. Good for the NBA. But now that Lin has shown that he is capable of being a good starting NBA player, next year he can build on that by demonstrating that he is capable of being more ... a lead option on offense no matter the coach or system.

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    6. Some players can succeed with any coach or system. Some thrive in a particular system. It's another type of fetish to prefer the former over the latter.

      Steve Nash could never have gotten league MVP without D'Antoni's system. But, crucially, no other player in the NBA could have exploited D'Antoni's system like Nash did. Throughout sports history we see transcendent champions who were the mesh point between an incredible athlete AND an incredible system.

      Morey has said, by the way, that the reason Lin only got 25 million is because of his RFA status. If Lin had been on auction, he would have gone for more.

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    7. Well morey is obviously regretting the decision to pay him so much because it seems like he is desperately trying o unload him .. After 1 year.. Of not even playing his position.

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    8. Michael Terry, Jeremy is not some player. Jeremy is the only player of his kind.

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  10. Did anyone gather statistics about Harden's last play hero ball. It seems to me that he bricked more than made the shot.

    It occurred to me that Lin made last plays quite often in the last season.

    I really wish Lin could get away from Houston. The players rotations did not often make sense. McHale had no control over Harden and the poor coach could only vent out his frustration to Lin.

    May them crash altogether without Lin.

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  11. Chris Broussard ‏@Chris_Broussard
    Sources: Dwight Howard unlikely to re-sign with the Lakers. Dallas and Houston the favorites. Main issue w/Lakers is Mike D'Antoni's system
    5:54 AM - 27 Jun 13

    Sources...
    =P

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    1. "Howard, however, has concerns about the Rockets' style of play, sources say. While he likes the idea of playing for coach Kevin McHale, he sees that they play an up-tempo, perimeter-oriented style that does not feature post play.

      To get Howard, the Rockets will have to convince him that they will play a style more conducive to his skills."

      Perhaps the rox will play a more traditional pg centric offense with a bigger role for Lin if they get D12?! Yeah right.

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    2. That is my theory solidz. Getting Howard will eliminate the iso-based offense centered around Harden (and Chandler) and create a more diverse offense with set plays and strategy that will require a PG to run and result in more opportunities for everybody. I don't much like Dwight Howard as a person, but getting him - or preferably a post player like him - would help Lin's cause and game in Houston.

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    3. Oh yeah. And it also shows that Melo isn't the only low post player who doesn't want to be marginalized by a guard-based offense like D'Antoni's. Post players want the ball, period.

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    4. "Jeremy Lin was seen flying to LA for a dinner meeting. Our inside man said the reservation was under Parsons and a party bus was seen parked nearby. Details at 11 on your local station." jk.

      Anyway, I don't think Howard and Lin will get a chance to play together, but we'll see. If so, you are right - Harden's iso will become less a liability and they will be a stronger team. 2% odds.

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    5. Problem is, Howard doesn't like to come out to set picks. Something that Asik was at least decent at. Dwight wants to stay in the post all the time, so the paint gets packed for Harden, Lin and Parsons.

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    1. Who is this little number 2 kid who is scoring on Lin at will?

      Lin still has issues with defending smaller, quicker pg it seems.

      I know Lin can drive to the lane. I would've like to see him work on pull up threes and mid range jumpers.

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    2. #2 is machado (at 0:04)

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    3. It's not that Lin is a slow defender, he over commits to one direction when his man goes that way, but when his man changes direction ... he's got too much space. Also, he needs to use his left hand to contest right handed shooters. Using the right hand to contest or block, gives the opponent an open look at the rim.

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    4. @Solidz75:

      Do not expect maximum defensive effort and production in outings like this.

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    5. I agree Unknown. Solidz, this is summer fun ball. Did you ever play competitive sports? Competitive performance means you have to break pace to manage pace and plan for peaks. That includes food, recreation, spirit, etc. I don't imagine right now Lin has anything on his mind except starting his summer core training goals and enjoying some low stress work. So, I think if it as working through the holidays instead of taking vacation the last 2 weeks of the year. Not much to think about there, just enjoy the ride.

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    6. No shiet., Sherlock

      So Do u really think Lin will play with maximum effort in summer ball? Having said that I could see him trying extra hard for one play like the last one to stop it from going to overtime and he failed. And in the context of him having trouble with smaller pg's in the past, thist may continue to be an issue for him


      I guess YOU have never played competitive sports. U can certainly take it easy during the game but when the game is on the line,I would argue that u turn it up for one play. No need for someone like u of all people to tell me how "competitive sports" is played. I find it quite offensive. And u r not qualified.

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    7. Jeremy's looking good. This is the relaxed ball he was playing in the off season before Linsanity happened.

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    8. All big guards have trouble slowing down short guards. There's no one who can stay in front of Machado. Machado's problem is that his smallness, the thing that makes him unguardable, also makes him a giant liability on defense.

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    9. Funny thing is Lin can score a lot of points the way the NBA pro game is played. And after last yr, I think he now knows and believes that.

      Is Lin a polished player? No...like that Red94 blogger posted, Lin is athletic and his skill set is suspect in some areas. But what these critics miss is that for a guy with supposedly suspect basketball skills, for Lin to score 20 points often and get 38 points etc, Lin is either CRAZY athletic or they are underestimating his basic fundamental abilities.

      I love how NBA haters and non believers want to turn Lin into a 8pt, 6 asst guy and call him marginal. In reality, Lin is really a high scoring guard who plays reckless and gets tons of steals and deflections, and if he had better vertical jumping ability, he'd be an Asian Dwayne Wade.

      Those types of players are marquee star guards of their teams, and that's why Linsanity happened when Lin got that chance. Lin is capable of being a star guard type player but unfortunately no team is likely going to give him that chance anytime soon barring injury to his star guard teammates.

      What separates Lin like CP3 and other good guards is that Lin can transfer his game between getting points or getting assists - Lin can do both and that's why he is a solid NBA combo guard.

      You can tell at the basic pro-am level, Lin can score 20 ppg just by going to the hole...that's why he's an NBA level player.

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    10. Solidz ... ha ha man. It's still summer ball a few days before the trades start, so I don't see now any competitive sports guy would think he'd play hard on defense. They're just cruisin'

      You do have a point where Lin can get beat by smaller guards, but that's been discussed and Michael Terry puts it out there for you again.

      Relax and stop harping on things ... in a few days, lots will change.

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    11. If I were the guy guarding Lin, I'd be bummed out that Lin dropped 45 on me.

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  13. @rychung "Witnessed @JLin7 's greatness at the pro am tonight.. 47 pts. kinda bummed he didn't take photos with the fans though"

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  14. @WojYahooNBA: If Nets complete deal for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, franchise's payroll will be $100 million, with a luxury tax bill of nearly $80M.

    Holy.......

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  15. Mark Deeks ‏@MarkDeeksNBA 14m
    Houston is trying to dump Jeremy Lin's salary, going so far as to prioritise cap relief over young basketball assets.

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    1. I hope so! Send him to a team that wants a true PG!

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  16. David Aldridge is retweeting the above tweet


    https://twitter.com/markdeeksnba/status/350394420044103680

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  17. @MarkDeeksNBA: Houston is trying to dump Jeremy Lin's salary, going so far as to prioritise cap relief over young basketball assets.


    So it begins.

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    1. Always knew this organization wasn't high on him.

      It's bitter sweet that another team refuses to believe in his potential.

      But he became expandable with harden on board. Everything morey said was double speak.

      But in the end, this will be the best move for him. Not sure how he will take it though. He was pretty bummed when Knicks betrayed him too.

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    2. My sentiments exactly.


      My main hope is that he goes to a team that believes in him

      My second hope is a west coast team ! :)

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    3. Solidz75, when the Knicks betrayed him? There is no loyalty in sports!

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  18. Frankly to me, the whole houston thing felt forced from the beginning. He got his money so it was a relief for us but I think the tenure in houston was always destined to be short.

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  19. @MarkDeeksNBA: Another significant factor in play re: Rockets trying to move Lin - Patrick Beverley is better, and they know it.

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    1. Go check out this dude's tweeter feed.. He is getting hated on.. Big time.. Lol.

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    2. @MarkDeeksNBA: @QuestionablyBD But therein lies the difference - they're not TAKING calls on Lin, they're MAKING them.

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    3. But you would agree that houston is probably not the place for him.

      It will initially be an obvious kick in the gut to have this happen two summers in a row but IF he goes to a team that believes in him, it will be better in the long term.

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    4. Like I said it's bitter sweet . But not sure if this Meeks dude is trolling. He's based out of conventry, England... WTF? I

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  20. Jrue Holiday is a Pelican! Lol

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    1. Wow.

      Thanks for updates, everyone!

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    2. It's a weird move, guess pelicans don't really believe in Vasquez? And jrue is stud for suckers to let go.

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  21. I wonder if it was Lin been picked, what would those commentators say?... feels like every picks will be like a future rookie of the yr....

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  22. I am somewhat happy that The Rockets finally admit their hypocrisy and willing to move Lin out. But I am very worried that there will be no team who really want and willing to pay Lin because Rockets have destroyed Lin's value to the ground.

    I hope Lin and George Karl wind up in the same club together. Please just get this over with quickly

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    1. For the coming season, any possible teams that will do that?

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    2. Honestly Brent I don't know. I mean, we fans all think Lin is better/best or have potential to be the best guard. The problem is will the other NBA team think like us and willing to pay/invest in Lin? Most likely no.

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    3. Bottom line is Jeremy cannot stay in this god forsaken houston organization anymore. Lin already put his trust twice for the rockets, don't give them the third

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    4. So...within Rox, Asik and Lin know they might have to leave anytime. But I bet more teams are interested to Asik or Robinson. Lin probably will just stuck at Rox.

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    5. You know who will take Lin? I can see the San Antonio Spurs taking Lin as their new Manu Ginobili and getting rid of Gary Neal & Dejaun Blair for him or something like that to give Morey more shooters. Do I love it for Lin? No, but it's what I see happening and he'd have a big enough role on that team.

      The other sad reality? Lin going to a crappy midwest team like Milwakee or Utah (not midwest but crappy locale).

      Non-American players trying to be marquee usually end up in forgettable markets. Yeah Lin is "American" but he's not treated the same because of his heritage.

      As I posted long ago, the team most likely to trade for Lin this summer is Utah. Utah or crappy Milwakee. Houston was in a state of desperation when they signed Lin pre-HArden. Only teams in such a boat will sign a kid who they think is from China...seriously I bet half these GM's still think he's from Taiwan or something....you think I'm joking but I'm not.

      Regardless Lin will come out fine. Only injury can stop the guy.

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    6. Jazz will not take Lin, they got an PG already....and I assume to general NBA perception on Lin, any 1 rd pick PG is better than Lin.

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    7. Now Rox got a PG again....

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    8. It would be great for Lin to get moved to a crappy team actually. No better way for Lin to shine instead of being marginalized. Lin would lead that team to the playoffs, everyone on that team would be having their best season ever, and the haters will have to come up with some really bad excuses to not credit Lin.

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  23. Did the Rox org actually say publicly that they are trying to move Lin or is this just gossip? How can Lin show up first day of work and say, " Hey guys, sorry you couldn't unload me . Now I am going to put a smile on my face and play my heart out for you." It is cruel ad inhuman punishment. I am starting to seriously be repulsed by the NBA.

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    1. Well,.....kind of the same situation to Asik as well. Nothing can be officially announced b4 Jul 1st.

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    2. lol! exactly, i imagine it to be awkward, especially among the players, esp. Parsons, Beverly, and Harden.
      But for now it's all gossip, nada confirmed by Rockets are what not. "Sources" could just be the author themselves, but this will be terribly interesting.

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    3. Hey Rose, that's the business of the NBA. Yes it's pretty repulsive (amongst many other things about this league). Many people stop following the NBA because of it (like me) but Lin brought us back. Haha.

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  24. guys... this is an interesting article:
    http://www.red94.net/assessing-jeremy-lin-part-1/12761/

    he makes some possibly rational points but i just don't agree with the writer's conclusion about lin's "lack of ability"/especially not after seeing Lin's pretty amazing body of work so far in the last 1.5 seasons. Can someone smarter than me reply to this board and to Red94?

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    1. He is always a doubters, a major one.

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  25. Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Canaan a 6-1, scoring point guard out of Murray State. As always with Rockets second rounders, a four-year college player.

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  26. Is it me or does lin have no dribble moves

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    1. for what?....:P wasting shot clock? lol

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    2. yes, he always keep the waist-high handle, he can’t stay low and protect the ball. and I yet to see any improvement at on his dribbling skill

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    3. Either practice a lower dribble, or keep his dribble closer to his body and learn to use his shoulders and hips to shield the dribble. Pushing the defender away is OK, as long as he doesn't stick his arm out.

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    4. I think it is the shoulder....don lower it towards defender or stick it out.

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  27. Kevin Garnet just went to Nets. Why oh why can't we get Lin to the Nets? Kidd coaching, pick and role with Garnet, it would be awesome for Lin. Just have to get rid of Derron.:) I am going to be very optimistic and hope that Lin stays starting PG in Houston and Howard is Lin's new Tyson Chandler.I want Lin to blow Bev away.

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  28. Even if Rox wanted to get rid of Lin, I still don see how is that possible?

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    1. Well, thanks their own doing, ruining Lin's value to the ground

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  29. I wonder whether the refs are giving lin super star treatment in this pro am league or wutever you call it.

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