Sunday, July 28, 2013

Someone in the Media gets it

I'm not sure about the title to this article but at least this guy gets it.

Jeremy Lin not Rockets dead yet: Despite snubs, Linsanity sticks - CultureMap Houston

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    1. and why are u so happy for? we coulda made 1000 post if only no new threads were created for a few more days.

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    2. Maybe it's just my old browser, but after 240 posts, I can no longer view or comment on any other posts.

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    3. There are not too many things here makes ppl happy, are there? :p

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  2. Yep, that was a good article

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    Lin's never been one to let others' evaluation of his game decide his future.
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    1. May I ask how to read this one correctly? is Lin on it?

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    2. Lin is not in the graph, because his usage rate was low (21%)

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    3. Usage is a problematic stat. It doesn't make sense to me that Harden's 'usage' is less than Wade, who played behind Lebron. Harden was 1st option on Rox, main ball handler, and pretty much all him for endgame plays.

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    4. I dont see any problem to the usage rate calculation. If you have an account with synergy, you could see the division of the usage rate among all players in Rox. 29% seems to be correct in my eyes :)

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    5. So in synergy, how is Lin ranked?

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    6. I meant overall among PGs, if they have this category.

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    1. @via.....I bet you've been missed :)

      I appreciate your passion by constantly posting lin related articles and links, a true lin fan to me. As lazy as im, i rely on you for lin's updating info.

      thanks.

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    2. oh glad to do it, PC. ^^
      [good 大哥s such as you are so gracious.]

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  5. Jeremy Lin on FB:

    "Dude...awesome church service this morning about fighting pride daily and working heartily unto the Lord!! Col 3:23"

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    1. he sounds california-ish. i thought he's from brooklyn. i follow him for like 10 years already since he was al baller at stonybook elemetary all the way through his college career at university of toronto.

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    2. Etane's sense of humor is top-notched, and I chip in.

      With the hiring of a Statistics Graduate of University of Calgary, a higher ranked college than MIT, to be the CEO of the Rockets, Morey is demoted to be the Head of the statistical analysis. He is now following the footsteps of former subordinates, Gersson Rosas, Sam Hinkie and Arturas Karnisovas, to look for greener pasture.

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    3. yes, yes, Etane you are funny. (And quick!) Skillz baby. I hate to be straight man for all this comedy, given I want to be the zinger dude. KHuang, just admit the knock, which we could see coming anyway, and let's have more fun here TOGETHa!.

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    4. Here we go, who's your daddy ... oh, I mean, "I'm your father, Luke!"

      "No way, I thought it was Morey!"

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    5. Jeremy Lin cast in Star Wars.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRjbdAe35N4

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    6. yes just like in houston, lin is nothing but a role player standing in the corner on the set of star wars. but at least he's a bonafide gunner,

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    7. The problem with Star Wars is you only have ONE hot babe.

      Give me more to work with, Etane. Like TOS ! or TRON.

      We have to get Kenoshi back.

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    8. Kenoshi's definitely coming back.

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  7. Nice that he's getting some positive press. Then again, most of the media view Lin as a good player. It's mostly ignorant/hater fans and McHale that think he sucks.

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    1. How do you know mchale thinks he sucks? Did he personally tell you this? Or is it just pure speculation coming from out of your ass? You speak of ignorance but maybe you should read your comment because it is full of it.

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  8. I was re-watching some hightlight vids and compilations lately, and it's amazing how much better Jeremy was SKILL-WISE this year. Injuries and a ball-dominant SG eager to "prove himself" prevented a lot of people from seeing that improvement.

    For example, as good as he was during Linsanity, he did indeed make some amateur-hour TOs (typical of young PGs). He was so much better about that this year. Even the ones he did have were "acceptable" TOs -- high-risk/high-reward passes that didn't result in fast-breaks for the other team -- or BS offensive fouls.

    And his court vision was 10X better as well. He actually made a slew of "highlight reel" passes that compare to the elite PGs in the league. So many dunks, layups and wide-open 3s...too bad Asik and PFs couldn't finish like most big men. But now he gets Dwight frickin' Howard!

    So you know I'm being fair, I didn't see much improvement in his scoring arsenal. In fact, MoreyBall (cut out the midrange!) took away some of Jeremy's best moves from Linsanity. But now that Lin knows what his role is (more combo, less true PG), and he's AGAIN playing with a chip on his shoulder, I expect to see improvement on this front, too.

    Let's see if he incorporates that two-footed floater Doc mentioned a couple months ago. Also, I want to see more jump-stops. Watching him "screech" to a halt makes me cringe for his knees.

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    1. Yeah I agree Lin's passing was much improved last season but his offensive arsenal was diminished. For example, the wrap-around pass was not part of his repertoire when he was a Knick, but he did that consistently with the Rox. Not to mention all the no-look passes, pass fakes, and flashier stuff. The only pass type that wasn't on display was alley-oop passes but the personnel is to blame for that.

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    2. i didn't like how lin was being aggressive to the hole and falling to the ground but still not getting a call from the referee.

      i agree. definitely would like to see lin develop a consistent floater similar to tony parker's.

      you can avoid a lot of contact inside and throw the ball over the reach of big defenders.

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  9. That guy yet again, I wonder why I'm not surprised. Chris Baldwin is like THE ONLY journalist in Houston who have been consistently "defending" Lin. But seriously where the hell is everybody else?

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    1. He wrote a hit piece on Jeremy earlier in the year...I think he pretty much does whatever will get him clicks/reads. Defense of Lin, hate on Lin, then another defense of Lin.

      His points are valid but who knows if he really believes them.

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    2. Seems like I missed the hit piece

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    1. This guy is just 100% wrong.

      "Whereas Patrick Beverley fit beside either one because he didn’t need to dominate the rock to be successful, Harden and Lin on the court together at the same time was, well, kind of redundant."

      See? Only people who are 100% wrong believe that Patrick Beverly has the capacity to be a starting PG in the NBA.

      "The acquisition of Howard will result in fewer touches for all involved. And seeing as touches are a fixed total, not something there is an endless supply of, that means Lin’s usage percentage will be even lower this year."

      Wrong. Even if this results in fewer touches, it will increase the quality of touches. Instead of Harden and Parsons iso ball, the Rockets will be able to run a real offense that includes plays in the post that will mean better, higher percentage shots for everyone. Even Dwight Howard has said this, and Howard isn't future NBA coach material in terms of knowledge of the game if you know what I mean.

      " Harden and Lin on the court together at the same time was, well, kind of redundant."

      A) That assumes that the Rockets will run the same offense as last year. They won't because they added Howard and oh yeah that offense stinks.

      B) It assumes that Lin and Harden will always be the same player. They won't.

      C) It ignores that plenty of other similar backcourts have been very successful.
      Jordan and Ron Harper for the Bulls.
      Kenny Smith and Vernon Maxwell backed up by Sam Cassell for the ROCKETS.
      Thomas and Dumars for the Pistons.
      Billups and Hamilton for the Pistons.

      These people are insane. Instead of talking about how Lin and Harden will never coexist on offense, why not talk about how terrible Harden is on defense?

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    2. That promotion thing without lin reminded me when the knicks pulled all the lin related merchandises from their website before they announced that they were not matching houstons offer.

      Hopefully this is a strong indication that they are going to trade lin although i have mixed feelings about it. On one hand i would like him to win a ring before dolan/melo did. On the other hand, i would like to see him playing his brand of basketball and most important, be happy.

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    3. It might turn out positive for JLin. He could fine-tune his skills out of the spotlight and hype. He had always been able to prove doubters wrong and I think this time will be no exception. He's a star that will shine brightly on its own without the billboards and bright lights.

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    4. Yes, Harden does have to get better offensively. It is why he was a backup with the Thunder, remember? His ball dominant combo guard thing didn't work as well with Russell Westbrook being a dominant point guard who could score, so they brought him off the bench. Harden is a very skilled and talented scorer, but his game is immature and unsophisticated. He has to learn how to play with a team on offense, how to move the ball and move without the ball. Basically Harden has to gain more traditional SG skills in order to coexist with Lin. Not so much because it is in Lin's best interests as it is because the Rockets will never win a title like this. Also, Harden's way of playing would marginalize Howard, who can't be a spot up outside shooter, even more than it does Lin.

      Yes, Lin has to get better, but Harden has to get better too. If Harden didn't have the deficiencies in his game, he would have started in Oklahoma City.

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    5. "Hopefully this is a strong indication that they are going to trade lin ..."

      Dwight Howard stated that unless they can get a third star, he wants Lin and Asik on his team. He wants Lin to pass him the ball and Asik around so he can play fewer minutes (until playoff time) to rest his bad back.

      Dumping Lin because his skills aren't the ideal fit for Harden makes no sense because it isn't as if you are going to get a guy better than Lin back who actually does fit Harden's game in return.

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    6. Surprise, surprise, yet another article that labels James Harden as the better player than Jeremy Lin. Does it mention Harden's awful defense, or tendency to turnover the ball? Does it mention his inefficiency in ISO plays?

      Harden is a better scorer, he does not exactly make the team much better. I have no doubt that Lin is the better all around skills point guard. Lin should not have to change his game to fit Harden's selfish ball hogging ways. Harden should change his game ... because with Dwight Howard on the team, both Lin and Harden will need to play off the ball. And Lin already has a head start on that.

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    7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6_1Pw1xm9U

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    8. most people outside this forum do not think there is any change Harden needs to make, he probably agrees too. he has max contract, he's the top 5 scorers last season, face of rockets franchise (at least half), Howard approves of him (was in the recruit meeting and Howard signed with rockets), so what motivate him to change? a ring? maybe he thinks his way will get him a ring.

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    9. There's no question Harden is an amazing player, but there was obviously a major dropoff in his performance at the end of the season. So his trend was from good to bad, while Lin trended up as the season came to a close.

      When I say Harden played badly at the end, I'm talking about his poor shooting efficiency (which is not what his numbers have historically been like), a lot of unforced turnovers and just failure to close out games in which he dominated the ball and key possessions, and did not make his teammates better. Any good offensive player can put up big pts on volume shooting; it doesn't require a star player to produce if you get to dominate the ball and possessions. Yet, not once did he say the lackluster performance at the end was on him, and of course everyone had so underrated the Rockets that the final result was perceived as 'outperforming.' What a joke.

      Yo, it was totally messed up that Rox had radically slipped in playoff seeding by the end of the season. Meanwhile, if we are going to talk about 'superstars', Kobe picked up his play at the end of season to get Lakers into the playoffs. That sad Laker team had so much less talent in Rox.

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    10. Harden is wrong if he thinks he can win a championship the way he's playing. He barely got the Rockets into 8th place last season. I'm sure he will get tired of opposing guards driving past his feeble defense and putting up 25 on him every night ... eventually he will wake up.

      They can't keep blaming Lin for Harden's bad defense.

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    11. Less _healthy_ talent that is. Lakers supporting cast was sad.

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  11. As much as I dislike the ignorant Houston fans, the lousy non support from the rockets organization and the terrible coaches who kept trying to put Lin down, Lin has the once in a lifetime chance to play on a true contending team. A lot of players can only wish for the oppertunity; take Nash for example. No matter how great a player you are, you need a couple of other players to help win a ring.
    It sucks to be unappreciated, but it sucks even more to have played 15-20 years and not have won a title. Lin has 2 years left on his contract, keep working hard on his post up shooting and defense and make his mark whenever given the chance. I have faith that he will become so good that they will have to give him the ball when the chips are down.

    All the talk of Beverley taking lin's place is a joke. It was Lin who won those key games for the Rox when Harden mysteriously became too injured To play after being benched against Memphis. Had Lin not won those games, the Rox would not have even made the playoffs. Beverley will never be an alpha player like Lin, at best he would become a good support player.


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    1. BCFC - I agree with the near-1-game miss of playoffs and who fixed it for them.

      See Lin's FB post I quoted above. He doesn't post much in terms of the daily etude he must have, but when he does, I feel it's in context for fans and public. So, I take it less as a Christian message (though that's his source of inspiration) but more his way of addressing all the Rox moves that causes his fans to get riled up. He's working in his pride, and that's cool. Last season, he indicated 'being still' and before that, 'my power is made perfect in weakness' during rehab. These are very important ideas that tie in with how Asians are raised, because we come from a more ancient culture where patience with lack of resources is more valued than western life. Here, we want the guy who busts a move on people.

      Anyway, he's driving the car, and now nice to see.

      On the Lin/Bev thing, I just enjoyed a thread on Lin as 6th man on CF. They have a Harden as 6th man there as parody. It's interesting to see Clutch try to close out the parody one, but he didn't lock it. Anyway, on the Lin as 6th man, there's some very nice back and forth as of last night where phislamma (CNM Paul F V) and others have a decent discussion on that. As a Lin fan, it was nice to see the retorts. The disagreements there between rational fans across the aisle is pretty informative, with stats, deeper discussion of the stats, etc.

      You said: "A lot of players can only wish for the oppertunity"

      It's rare in a person's career where if you just improve a couple of things tangibly, people can see clearly. So, making more shots for himself, getting better top end PG numbers - if he does that, he will be become a media moneymaker again. And so on. How many of us don't have that chance, even if we improve 10 things. For now many of us is that even made clear? "We'll it takes time and you're just not a fit." Conceptual.

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    2. Sorry Bob, I strongly disagree. What separates between you and me is that I have full faith in Jeremy's ability and that he can win the championship with any team / teammates (not necessarily with superstar) if allowed to play HIS game optimally and his teammates willing to follow his lead.

      Just because your team stacked with NBA approved "superstars" does not automatically make a team a contender. Just look at how fucking cataclysmic The Lakers were in 2012-2013. I remember before the start of last season the so called TNT NBA expert analysts in Open Court predicting Lakers v Heat finals. Just look at how wrong they were.

      And even if Lin won NBA championship with those "superstars", nobody will say shit. They won't give him the credit for it, the credit that he truly deserved. He is just expendable complimentary pieces. Don't be happy having Lin as Brian 'White Mamba' Scalabrine, for the love God Bob please wake up.

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    3. it's even funnier to believe the rockets got what it takes to go all the way with the bunch of guys they got now.

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    4. Ranking is just prediction if all remains as it is, but come real season, how healthy the players are and team chemistry counts.

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    5. Yeah! We need to remind those trolls how valuable Lin really is.
      They shot horses don't they, Morey and Company.

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  12. I really don't know why alot of people think Harden is an elite player, some even comparing him to Kobe. He is a very good player, don't get me wrong, but Kobe? No way. He has some skills in terms of perimeter shooting and court vision and drawing fouls when he drives, but he does not have Kobe's quickness, athleticism or quick decision making. How often do you see Kobe pound the ball for the entire 24 seconds before deciding what to do with the ball other than last possession of the games. I can't count how many times I saw that with Harden last season and honestly it's the ugliest basketball. Sure every once in awhile he hits a 3 while falling down, but just go back and watch the last few regular season games last year in which Rockets lost and tell me you like what you see with Harden. I still think objectively George Karl is right on when he said Jeremy Lin is what makes this team go, when he is given a chance to play well, they win and often win big. My guess is he is human and got to be frustrated by all of this even though there doesn't seem to be a hint of resentment toward Mchale or Rockets in general.

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    1. because people are lazy, or maybe have limited time for all these sports "news". Most people read headline, watch highlights, think whoever score most points are the best players. that might be true for some players but not this case.

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    2. The reason is simple and understandable. Harden just got enough PPG to be comparable with Kobe. lol

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    3. who on the record said Harden is as good as Kobe? anyone other than bloggers?

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    4. I think most ppl only said comparable, it is very different.

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    5. Unknown is bringing it with some great posts!

      The answer to your question is that 95% of people just look at points per game, period. Kobe had 26 PPG, Harden had 25 PPG. Therefore, Harden is virtually as good as Kobe.

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    6. i just check the stats and found out that Jeremy made 897 FG attempts last season, that was less than 11 per game. He can improve his FG% and he will, but for number of attempts per game? hard to say now he will get more in coming season.

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    7. I think in terms of value a player in a general sense, PPG makse more sense to a lot of ppl. He will only considered improved if he reached 17 and above PPG. Who cares his usage rate (we do, I know)?....

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    8. The stats numbers are there as well, backing up Harden's capability. Check his TS%. He is good, lets not get that wrong.

      But the problem with many Harden fans, are they would think (feel), its better for Harden to be the PG, which is wrong. Rox had hired a PG, so let the PG do what he knows the best. Similarly both of them could be backing up for PG/SG role; since they have the skillset to do so.

      Unfortunately, Jeremy is still finding his way into this new uncalled for role, and that was last year. Coming this new season, I'm pretty sure, he knows, exactly what to do and he needs to remain active.

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  13. I hope Jeremy is practicing his three point shooting and getting better defensively. That is what the Rockets are looking for rght now. The window of opportunity is small for Jeremy, but at least he has the opportunity. You can't ask for more than a chance to be on a championship caliber team. He just needs to show improvement, and I think it would be difficult to for the Rockets to trade him.

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    1. well, more improvement means more value, means better chances to be traded. I mean, obviously, Rox is seeking a developed PG now. They are not going to wait for or giving the chance to someone to develop.

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    2. Tuan, I think Jeremy has bulked up this summer for exactly those 2 reasons, 3 point shooting and defense.

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    3. @Smoovies "I think Jeremy has bulked up this summer for exactly those 2 reasons, 3 point shooting and defense."

      Huh? A PG would normally reduce bulk to improve their 3 pt shooting and defense.

      I hope Jeremy didn't bulk up this summer. He needs to get a tad lighter/leaner without losing strength. Maybe like 5 pounds leaner. He will be guarding opposing PGs, so he doesn't need to bulk up. He's already bigger and stronger than 90% of PGs in the league, he would benefit to be lighter and quicker so he can change direction faster with all these 6'0" 165 lb PGs these days. Also easier on his knees.

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    4. McHell will probably play Lin out of position again this year probably small or power forward. so lin has to beef up to improve his defense against opposing forwards.

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    5. I don't think Lin looks any bulkier than he was with the Knicks. If anything he has become leaner but with tighter muscles, so he's stronger and lighter.

      There's only so much he can do with his lateral mobility, Jeremy is almost 6'-4", his center of gravity is higher, so he's never going to have the same quickness as a 6'-0" guard. But he does have a SIZE advantage, so he needs to learn how to use that.
      He can afford to take a step back to defend against the drive, because it's not as easy for his man to shoot over him as they do over Beverley.
      One of the reasons Tony Parker, Ty Lawson, and Mike Conley got past him was because Lin was guarding them too closely as if they were lights out 3-point shooters, they are not, and he should have stepped back to defend against the dribble drive. That's how you stop those guys.

      Beverley's "smothering D" is misleading. If you watch the games, he was actually getting beaten just as easily if not more so by Parker and Chris Paul.

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    6. Etane I think you're right. I think McHell will start Beverly and put Asik as backup PG. Lin will be backup C behind Howard. Lin's been bulking up getting ready for task.

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    7. *bow* you know the mchell way better than i, dave t. the student is now the master.

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    8. abc baller, i don't think that's the right mentality. i think jeremy lin has the potential to get *a lot* quicker instead of "only so much". being just 3 inches taller than a 6 foot pg is not going to necessarily limit you to a preconceived speed.

      derrick rose is listed at 6' 3" and 190 pounds on nba.com. i would say i've seem him make quicker cross-overs and pullups than jeremy lin.

      russell westbrook is listed at 6' 3" and 187 pounds on nba.com.

      so i'd say if lin could match those guys at 190, he'd be better off. you don't need to benchpress 400 pounds as a point guard with the fast pace of professional basketball with back-to-back games on a road trip. you don't need to box out in the paint for rebounds as a point guard. you don't need to push your back and post up a player as a point guard. that will slow the game down as well as tire you out physically for a point guard.

      you don't need to flex your muscles at the beach and bulk up and show off for the ladies at night clubs. i hope there aren't wannabes and tryhards that are giving lin advice and saying, "hey, do you even lift bro? you gotta pump up those arms so the girls can be amazed. you've got chicken wing arms."

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjXO6o5GlJ4

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    9. I don't know where this Lin lacks lateral quickness came from. I think maybe you guys are listening to the media too much. His lateral is quickness fine in fact better than most point guards in the NBA. Remember this is the NBA, where world class athletes play in. Lin will get beat off the dribble from time to time. It happens to the best perimeter defenders in the history of the NBA. Every time he does the media will paint this picture that he can't defend anyone which is not true at all.

      Where as guys like Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, James Harden, have some of the worst lateral movement defensively in the NBA but yet the media doesn't say a peep.

      Lin has got things to work on, defense is not one of them.

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  14. With the signing of Camby, does that mean Asik is gone for sure? Howard's getting 36 mins. Camby will get 12 mins. Unless Asik is going to play PF, which I doubt.

    If that's the case, then too bad for Asik, I really liked the guy. Worked hard, improved his game a lot last year.

    On the other hand, from a Lin fan's perspective, he may be a better fit than Asik. Good defender, rebounder, hopefully better hands and dunker/alley ooper than Asik.

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    1. Maybe Camby is just like Brooks, more of a insurance policy to me.

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    2. Asik and Lin are not in the future plans of the Rockets, whether they stay 1 more season or even 2. I think that's why they're stocking up on PGs and Cs. The moment Morey finds a trade that's favorable for him Lin and Asik are gone.

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    3. Dave, I agree, I am simply saying Rox does not have options right now anyway. It can change overnight of course.

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    4. Brent yeah I was more replying to real-dsb. Pretty much agree with what you said.

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  15. Here is my question, do you think Jeremy has been removed from Rox marketing materials because management's research has shown him not to sell tickets or be a draw, or, because Rox staff want to promote others above him? Certainly Harden and Parsons, who were both used last season on posters and ads, did not fill the house anymore than Jeremy because the Houston arena was always empty. I have heard that Houston is a football town and basketball is not a greatly popular sport there. Also, the lack of coverage by local cable networks of Rox games caused what little fans there were to not buy tix to games out of frustration. My theory is that to begin with, McHale and Sampson had little faith in Jeremy. That fact combined with rabid fans calling publicly and on every social media venue for McHale's head due to Lin's mistreatment, and the press' obsession with Lin, has instigated Rox efforts to sweep Jeremy under the rug and ignore him to the point of embarrassment. He does not deserve this treatment. He helped the team get to the playoffs. The lack of acknowledgement on the team's part is truly disgusting. All we can do is hope that Lin can prove himself and get out from under this horrible situation.

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    1. We don't know what was said behind the scenes. People change a lot externally when little stresses develop behind closed doors. You know, like at work, you aren't invited to some key meetings or maybe you aren't complimented for a job well done when everyone knows what you did.

      It comes around pretty quickly if something changes inside. I like to think of it as Lin having said something, and so, for now, he's in the public doghouse but maybe his camp are driving at some agenda that we'll discover. All he has to do is to shoot better and come out strong in the first month. If he's traded, this is just par for the course and why not go cleanly as there won't be all that summer hype around him for the Rox. We're ready for the season either way, and so will Lin be.

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    2. Joe you are right that Lin is in the Houston doghouse, but I am sure by no fault of his own. I have never seen a public figure so controlled and diplomatic as Lin.T his new media campaign is part of Houston's effort to squash Jeremy's popularity. Last time i checked, Lin's FB page had about 1. 8 mill likes. Harden , Howard, Parsons and Rockets'FB had only a few thousand. Rox will do whatever they can to change that. If I watch one more post game interview where McHale doesn't mention Lin, and then ignores the question when the press mention Lin directly, I will vomit. Oh well, Linsanity will appear again. We believe in him and he is NOT a quitter!

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    3. Rose, thanks for that fan follow info. Cool report card! Yes really, he's just being organizationally shut down, and I've seen that when someone has a weird leader - to hard to cover all the requirements, so you get fed up and set some boundaries and it devolves from there. It actually messes up the whole team, because people start doing their own survival thing like maybe ISO or credit grabbing or just jumping around waiving your hands for attention :-)

      I think we win either way - in Rox, he gets to play (some times, anyway) on a talented team. If he goes, he'll be ready to explode with a new team because they will be thankful he's there. I wouldn't want to see you vomit :-) so let's hope for some good alley oops if he's stuck with no state taxes this fall.

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    4. Sounds good, Joe. Looking forward to those alley oops. :) I may just have to avoid watching McHurl though. Ha ha

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    5. I still think Lin's future lies in LA. Yes with the Lakers. They can use Lin's talent to build a championship team with good players and no superstars.

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  16. Whatever the reasons, it is very short sighted to be putting Parsons over Lin, both in the marketing aspect, and in the long term projection of upside in talent. Parsons is so overrated.

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    1. Sorry to say this, Occu, but looks drives a lot of positive bias. Youth too. Lots of studies on that. Jeremy Lin is the TRUTH.

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    2. That's a good point. Yes, indeed life is easier for pretty people.

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    3. Hes too buddy buddy with this guy. Too nice in general. Isn't this what he sort of wanted? No one is talking about him or promoting linsanity anymore.

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    4. LSBPGBUA (huff !): You do have a point in that if you have frenemies, they can suck the Qi right out of you.

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    5. I thought Linsanity happen in part because Lin too is handsome?
      But to think of it, I think Parsons is really overrated and his back up is because of his good looks, if people always compare Lin to elite PG's like CP3 and make something out of it, then why not compare CP25 to KD? If so, CP25 isn't even near the same level as KD, only if that logic were to be applied to him too :( although haters claim that Lin is overrated and overpaid, they won't accept anything from Lin that is non-Linsanity. He will always be overrated and overpaid to them.

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    6. "I thought Linsanity happen in part because Lin too is handsome?"
      If Lin was ugly, Linsanity wouldnt be the same for sure or simply would not have happened. But you can't compare Parsons and Lin. Parsons fits a conventional and therefore commonly shared idea of what a good looking white guy looks like. There is nothing analogous or parallel for Asian males in America. The whole idea of a 'good looking Asian guy' is nearly non-existent, while bad-looking Asian guys have well established types.

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    7. For example, the chinese guy in RIPD....(no don go watch it)

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    8. wut about asian females?

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    1. thanks via....always appreciated your work!

      I just hope there are some info about the trainings he did this summer. I guess no one knows.

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    2. ^^ Brent [yw]

      we might get lucky later, who knows? :)

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  18. Man reminds me on Walking Dead Steven Yeuns billing keeps falling behind even weiner boy Chandler Riggs has moved up. Daryl, a guy prejudiced against Asians sadly became an instant hit over Glenn, taking away many aspects of his character's importance.

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  19. Houston Rockets – Jeremy Lin Between Overrated & Underrated Limbo



    His first full season as an NBA starter was a little bit of both. Before James Harden arrived, the expectations from Lin weren’t to take the team to the playoffs, but to be the team’s leading player and take the next step in order to become a leading point guard in the NBA.

    Enter James Harden, and everything changed. Lin finished the season averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists, once again finding himself without the ball plenty of times, and in this strange state of slightly disappointing many in his overall production, but probably not getting enough chances to prove his worth.

    Lin had one huge game without Harden, scoring 38 points with 7 assists in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs, but he also had unmemorable 14 and 15 point games in losses to the Clippers. Against the Orlando Magic Lin had a 19 points, 11 assists performance. The Magic didn’t look like anything remotely formidable during the second half of last season, but there was no doubt that the Rockets looked better as a basketball team, at least on offense, if you’re looking for team-basketball and not the style the NBA is so often criticized for.

    Lin is going to be a third or fourth scoring option on the Rockets next season, with Chandler Parsons probably getting his share of shots, making the most of the attention Howard and Harden are going to get. Lin? The answer to the question of what’s his true value won’t be answered unless he’s put in the right situation, which on this team might be as a sixth man, and especially when James Harden isn’t on the floor, giving us a better sense of how good he is as a point guard.


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    1. the thing is whether Lin is or isn't a 6th man, the point is that McHale won't let him run the point, he doesn't even trust him, towards 2nd half, when he would run w/ the 2nd unit, Bev was the PG Lin wasn't. Also what's the point of Lin being a 6th man, playing w/Asik is will probs be like last season, no difference, how is this helping him? no difference, it's not helping him. I prefer Rox to get a new coach who is willing to make the duo of Lin and Harden work, when these two click along w/Howard, they will be dangerous!
      And why promote Bev to starting lineup, when there's also a high chance, Lin will probably take it back, and like someone mentioned here, if Lin happens to lead the 2nd unit perfectly it will probe force them to re-insert him back to the starting line-up, which would just hurt them and "embarrass" them for even putting him there in the first place. Like I said, i hope to see them to make this thing work out, if not, let Lin leave, it's wrong to cut him once, bring him back, then disrespect him, just let him go, please Houston.
      Also for now, Rox don't have a 3rd star necessarily, it will change between Lin and Parsons much throughout this season, but honestly with so much doubt towards him, I'm sure he will have one hell of a season and once All-Star comes around, Houston will be all over Lin again praising him and what not, it's bound to happen. Lastly I'm afraid Houston may be the Lakers 2012-2013 v.2 because of all the hype, last year they had none and they were determined, and this year they're too hyped up, let's just hope that doesn't happen to them and that they continue on what they left off. And once the pre-games come around, Lin will be forced back into the spotlight and stay there

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    2. McFail for sure will take some minutes off Lin. Lin can make himself a better player but he can't stay on the court if McFail bench him. Lin can't score or pass w/o a ball. That is the dilemma. No matter Lin gets to be, he can't do much if he isn't part of the game plan in the year to come. He might just stand around trying to make some defense moves or opportunity to shoot at the buzzer. Yes, I'm sure to see them coming. Anyone wants to talk about shooting percentage now.
      They have Lin's number thrown out in their game plan. They just can't wait to dump him and try to make other teams to pay his last year of salary, $15m.

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    1. ha.....I think there was a article here said the same thing. Taiwan's reporters always copy and add...

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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iai8VT6h5o8

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  22. @ livyrlife
    I have no idea why Jeremy has no events yet here in the Philippines. I think he is more popular than harden here in our country. Sorry I wasn't able to answer your question. For me It would be okay for now if JLIN wont be having any events b4 the preseason here ( dont get me wrong ) what I'm trying to say the excitement might go down a little if he will visit Philippines b4 october. for me It would be much more exciting to see him this october for the 1st time.

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    1. Hi Joy,
      A delayed welcome to you!

      Yeah, not one of the Rox players can mesmerize fans in Asia like the way Lin can. Lin's popularity in Asia is huge and it's growing. Harden prolly needs many more seasons to have his fan base grow, to maybe only half of Lin's, imo. But it just surprised me that Lin hasn't been to Philippines considering the basketball mania in the country.

      Absence makes the heart grow fonder...it's especially true that I wanted to read more Lin's news, articles during the off season. :)

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  23. hey guys ! I just wanna ask something about this video. Was this last year after or b4 Jeremy's knee Surgery ? I can't understand clearly what they were talking about. Nice to see Dorell Wright & JLIN together. It seems to be a fun interview. The host is funny. JLIN doing the push-up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9X-iAG390Y

    thanks.

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