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Old 12-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #16
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Default Re: Lin Should Be Rockets Primary Option

Oh lord. Yall just keep givin lin excuses. Lin should still be able to average 15 ppg a game with harden on the floor. Lets just face the facts jeremy lin is a icy hot player. Hes gonna give u a stretch of games where he is awful and then he is gonna give u a stretch of games where he looks like baby yao ming.lol

Hes not a consistent player. And to further prove my point i bet anybody over the next five games lin is gonna average at least 22ppg and then he gonna go cold. BOOK IT
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:38 AM   #17
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Oh lord. Yall just keep givin lin excuses. Lin should still be able to average 15 ppg a game with harden on the floor. Lets just face the facts jeremy lin is a icy hot player. Hes gonna give u a stretch of games where he is awful and then he is gonna give u a stretch of games where he looks like baby yao ming.lol

Hes not a consistent player. And to further prove my point i bet anybody over the next five games lin is gonna average at least 22ppg and then he gonna go cold. BOOK IT

I don't disagree that he is inconsistent. But it's these "flashes" of brilliance that keep the hype burning for just a little longer.

I'll say this...name ONE game where Lin went off and his team did badly? I know they lost tonight, but they were WINNING, without Harden and a hurt Parsons, until Lin came out for a breather and they never recovered PLUS this is a DAMN good Spurs team. They lost to the same team by 30 points just a few nights ago.

Lin is an impact player. People talk about empty stats...Lin is the anti-empty-stat player. When he does well, his team does well. Yes, he's the PG, but when his game is on, he's all over the place. If he's not scoring, he's dishing for the assist. He rebounds, he dives for loose balls, he gets the steals.

That play tonight near the end when he went up with Tim Duncan and knocked away a potential put back offensive rebound and then went flying into the floor. His problem is definitely not lack of desire.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:15 AM   #18
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Chandler Parsons > Both.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 AM   #19
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Where's all the ppl laughing at the notion about Lin starting for the West All Star team now?

i will be laughing if he starts
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:10 AM   #20
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Lin has showed that he can only excel when he is the primary option... Meanwhile Harden has showed he can pretty much only play well when he is 2nd or 3rd option. If they do this they can be top 4 seed in west.
You got Harden averaging 24.7ppg 4.4rpg 5.6apg 42.9FG% over 19 games
You got Lin averaging 11.3ppg 4.2rpg 6.1apg 39.5FG% over 20 games

Who would I take as the 1st option?
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:57 AM   #21
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To all of the people saying Lin should be the first option, please watch more than 1 game.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #22
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Default Re: Lin Should Be Rockets Primary Option

Lin shouldn't be the scoring first option. But I think OP is trying to say, Lin should be more ball dominant, and take the ball out of Harden's hands some more.

We know from his OKC days that Harden can catch and shoot very well, and he can make adequate cuts to the basket and finish. Meanwhile, Lin is nowhere near the level of a spot-up shooter that Harden is.

So maybe you weigh your hypothetical options of:

1. Lin is more ball-dominant and penetrates more towards the basket with guys like Harden, Parsons spotting up. Lin averages maybe 16 and 9 on a healthy shooting percentage. Harden averages 22 and 4 on healthier shooting percentages.

Between the two of them, they average 38 a game on good percentages.


2. Things stay the same as they are now. Harden averages his 25 and 5.6 while Lin continues to delegated to spot-up shooter role and take low-percentage shots for him.

Between the two of them, they average 37 a game, with Lin shooting at a bad percentage.

That's just a hypothetical situation, but it's a fact that Lin is not a good spot-up shooter while Harden is. Whether the Rockets want to adjust to cater to Lin's strengths is a different story, but they are going to have a hard time justifying all that money they are giving to him otherwise.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #23
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How about Lin learning to play off Harden instead of disappearing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #24
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They need to learn how to play together.
In the playoffs, if they make it, teams are going to double team Harden, leaving Lin open to do his thing. That's really the time when they will learn to play together.
Harden is new to the Rockets and new to being a franchise player.
Lin is only in his second year of full time play, and even last year he was hurt for a long period.
Lin needs to learn how to go to his left and work on his jump shot, and Harden needs to learn how to incorporate his teammates better.
Really the end of the season and the playoffs is where they will learn to play with each other.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #25
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How about Lin learning to play off Harden instead of disappearing.

Harden needs to learn how to make sure that doesn't happen.
Melo couldn't do that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:20 AM   #26
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They just need more chemistry, I'm sure either of them would go off for 30 on a given night. If one guy goes cold, the other should should step it up. Also, Parsons has been playing great!
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During Linsanity, Lin actually alternated with Lebron for the higher usage.
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How about Lin learning to play off Harden instead of disappearing.

But Lin was a ball dominant PG in New York, and then you paid him $8M to ask him to be something he's not?

That's like Lakers fans asking why Dwight Howard isn't a clutch free throw shooter when he's getting paid max money.

You're asking him to be something he's not known to do well in. Sure he can try to work on his jump shot, but that's not something that will happen overnight. But you know what he can do, so why not let him do it or just simply cut him?
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