Originally Posted by DMV2
16 points on 7/9 shooting tonight. Could have had more than 10 assists if of the lay-ups went in for his teammates. 4 boards and 3 steals to add. Only 3 TO's.
Based on the games I've seen, he's trying to be a facilitator first than a scorer. More importantly, he's really trying to control his game instead speeding outta control like he was last year.
D'Antoni's system encourages that crazy uptempo style. His system also spreads the floor with shooters everywhere which opens up lanes especially on the wings in transition. Lin isn't a great slasher so without that spacing its much harder to do what he was doing as a Knick.
I agree that he's trying to control his game though. I think he's understanding his role more and more as the season is progressing.