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Random_Guy 11-15-2013 07:50 AM

Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
After all the shit he got last season..he is now averaging

MIN FGM-FGA FG% 3PM-3PA 3P% FTM-FTA FT% REB AST BLK STL
34.2 6.0-11.7 .514 2.0-4.6 .439 4.7-5.7 .824 3.0 5.0 0.4 1.6

PF TO PTS
2.7 4.0 18.7

Through nine games, consistency and turn-over prone is still a large problem, but he is on FIRE.
Do you think he can keep this up? And what do you see of him this season? Will he be moved with Asik? Or be a valuable assets to contending?

Micku 11-15-2013 08:10 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
He improved a lot on his shooting, and his ability to catch and shoot, which enables him to play better with Harden. Not only that, he is better at driving and finishing with either hand it seems.

I don't think he'll able to keep his shooting percentage up throughout the season, but you can tell that he improved and is a lot more comfortable out there.

With that said, he could be moved. If he keep playing like this, they can get a solid piece for him, but most of the league have solid PGs. The only teams that need PGs of his style of play that I can think of are the Lakers, Pacers, and Knicks. But since he improved his game a lot, I don't think the Rockets would want to move him. Not only does he make them money due to his popularity (but since Howard is there also now, so this could be irrelevant), but he the only besides Harden that can consistently make a play and beat you off the dribble.

Brook(lyn)Lopez 11-15-2013 09:09 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Boy, how dumb do Dolan and Knicks fans who bashed Lin after he went to Houston feel right now?

Fat boy Felton is sure a great consolation prize to Lin!:lol

Sarcastic 11-15-2013 09:16 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brook(lyn)Lopez
Boy, how dumb do Dolan and Knicks fans who bashed Lin after he went to Houston feel right now?

Fat boy Felton is sure a great consolation prize to Lin!:lol



Yea because Knicks fans asked him to go back to Houston and ask for another contract with the poison pill in it. :rolleyes:


Get a fckin clue you dumb fck.

Fresh Kid 11-15-2013 09:25 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
lin sucks:coleman:

Real Men Wear Green 11-15-2013 09:34 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
The sixth man role may be good for him. He doesn't have to worry about being a real pg and can just score, and scoring is what fueled linsanity, not overall pg play.

Mr Exlax 11-15-2013 10:04 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
The sixth man role may be good for him. He doesn't have to worry about being a real pg and can just score, and scoring is what fueled linsanity, not overall pg play.


:applause:

I don't know how people expected Linsanity from him last season playing next to Harden. That's not a swipe at Harden at all. I'm just not willing to take the ball out of Harden's hands and put it in Lin's more often. The 6th man role will be the best thing to happen to him now. Plus, he's gotten a lot better as a player.

KevinNYC 11-15-2013 10:22 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
The sixth man role may be good for him. He doesn't have to worry about being a real pg and can just score, and scoring is what fueled linsanity, not overall pg play.


Which is why McHale moved him. Provide energy and offense punch to the second unit. Let him come into the game and make an impact right away.

Scholar 11-15-2013 10:33 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Never really doubted Lin. What he did in NY during the Linsanity craze was nothing short of amazing. You don't do that by accident.
He's got the skills, just needs more ball time. And now he will coming in with the second unit.

Ken_Masters 11-15-2013 10:33 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Don't know why Lin receives so much hate. The guy is a very good NBA player, especially when he's allowed to have the ball in his hands.

chocolatethunder 11-15-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ken_Masters
Don't know why Lin receives so much hate. The guy is a very good NBA player, especially when he's allowed to have the ball in his hands.

He receives so much hate because he was a guy who had a string of good games in NY and then got a gigantic contract and hasn't strung together many good games until now. He's not a very good NBA player. He's an average NBA player. He seems very good because if he's controlling the ball then he can jack up a bunch of shots. It's the Mike James effect. Really, every NY fan and every asian basketball fan was calling him "great" and "one of the best PGs in the game" he has "elite court vision" etc. Now that he's playing well for 10 games, all of the bullshit is back. His only role on a team can be what he's doing now which is gunning as the scorer for the second unit. He's not a great decision maker or passer as you can tell by his turnovers. That's where it all comes from.

Real Men Wear Green 11-15-2013 11:24 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chocolatethunder
He receives so much hate because he was a guy who had a string of good games in NY and then got a gigantic contract and hasn't strung together many good games until now. He's not a very good NBA player. He's an average NBA player. He seems very good because if he's controlling the ball then he can jack up a bunch of shots. It's the Mike James effect. Really, every NY fan and every asian basketball fan was calling him "great" and "one of the best PGs in the game" he has "elite court vision" etc. Now that he's playing well for 10 games, all of the bullshit is back. His only role on a team can be what he's doing now which is gunning as the scorer for the second unit. He's not a great decision maker or passer as you can tell by his turnovers. That's where it all comes from.

You're being a bit hard on him. The hate is largely the backlash every player gets when they get some notoriety. If even Michael Jordan has haters, how could Lin be immune? You're also exaggerating the praise he got in some areas. There are always outliers but very few called his court vision "elite." The reality is that he can score and if he keeps that ppg over 15 off the bench that would qualify him as a good player.

Micku 11-15-2013 11:47 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
The sixth man role may be good for him. He doesn't have to worry about being a real pg and can just score, and scoring is what fueled linsanity, not overall pg play.


He's a very solid playmaker during Linsanity tho, averaging like 8 apg or something like that? I can see him averaging about 7 or 8 apg if Mchale would let him control the offense more. I think he is the best playmaker on the team.

And the sixth man role was a really good move by Mchale. He still needs to get the rotation right, but having him on the bench creates a great spark of the second unit. But he often keeps Harden out there with Lin and their game sometimes clashes because both need the ball. I would just surround Lin with shooters with Asik or Howard at the C and let him do his thing.

Teanett 11-15-2013 11:53 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
scoring 21 points while his shot isnt falling, coming off 49 minutes on a back2back.

he can ball.

iDunk 11-15-2013 11:54 AM

Re: Some appreciation for Jeremy Lin..
 
Booooooooooo


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