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eliteballer 02-11-2013 03:10 AM

Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
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Chris Ballard ‏@SI_ChrisBallard

...speculated it was possible "[D'antoni] told him the plays and I didn't hear the call, probably did happen."
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18 Jan Chris Ballard Chris Ballard ‏@SI_ChrisBallard

He said "As far as being out there and plays going away from me, I didn't feel that..." but also....
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18 Jan Chris Ballard Chris Ballard ‏@SI_ChrisBallard

Heard from one source that last season D'Antoni would call a play for Melo and then Lin wouldn't run it. I asked Melo about this...
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no pun intended 02-11-2013 04:23 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
D'Antoni runs plays?

Chicago Brawls 02-11-2013 04:35 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
The only plays that can be run for Melo are Isoelbow and Chuckathree.

How difficult can it be?

:confusedshrug:

Shepseskaf 02-11-2013 06:28 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
If true, not very surprising at all.

niko 02-11-2013 07:08 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
I don't think it was Lin being malicious, he just couldn't run the offense when he wasn't running. He looked lost once the tempo slowed down.

9512 02-11-2013 09:09 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
Lin can't play half court basketball unless it's pick and roll.

Melo wants iso ball.

ZMonkey11 02-11-2013 09:11 AM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
Who's Chris Ballard? :biggums:

inclinerator 02-11-2013 12:46 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
so just pass to melo and get out his way?

iDunk 02-11-2013 12:49 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
**** Lin, he was cool for like a month or two but he's a overpaid *** now.

taucesays 02-11-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
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Originally Posted by ZMonkey11
Who's Chris Ballard? :biggums:


Chris Brousard's lovechild with a mallard.

markymark 02-11-2013 03:50 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
Lin's overrated trash. He was hyped just enough to convince casual fans he's of all-star caliber. Harvard grad, Asian descent, doesn't talk trash, says the right things during interviews - the perfect family-friendly, poster boy.

League's probably making a killing with all those jerz sales in China.

9512 02-11-2013 03:54 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
^^ he's overrated yes and he's more than likely overpaid.

But he is no trash. I just wished he would accept coming off the bench as a scoring guard for 20-25 minutes and play against the opposing team's back up players.

Get steals, score, pass some, rebound some. etc...

Personally I would've given Lin no more than $2.5 mill/year.

But he ain't no trash

DMV2 02-11-2013 04:02 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
Among other PG's:

4th in steals.
13th in APG, while sharing nearly equal ballhandling duties with Harden
3rd in RPG. (And he's playing with Asik- top 3 rebounders in the league)
Top 10 in FG% at 44%.
15th in PPG.

How is Lin trash? He's not Top 10, but he's definitely playing like he's in the #13-#19 range, which is middle of the pack.

$5 million for this year is actually accurate amount for his production.

markymark 02-11-2013 04:18 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
He puts up a few good games now and then but most of the time, he's pretty much mediocre. Agree he's not totally trash, but he's getting paid waaaaay too many benjamins.

selrahc 02-11-2013 04:29 PM

Re: Lin Wouldn't Run Plays for Melo
 
thats because at the time melo was a cancer and lin was smart enough to know that


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