2014-15 Jeremy Lin Lakers Exit Interview

It’s quite unusual for Lakers to do an early exit interview for injured players.

It will be interesting to hear what JLin said after an exit interview with Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott

2:23: “What Are Your Priorities for Free Agency?”

5:51: “Was there a time when you thought during the season that this is not the place to be?”

6:30: Lin “Even now sitting here, I’m not ruling anything out. I don’t know where I’m gonna be next year but never say never,  I definitely keep this open, it’s not like this is the last resort

10:38 “Do You Want To Come Back?” Lin: “Yeah, it’ll be great .. For me, there’s so MUCH that needs to happen…Definitely an option I will consider. Love the city, fan, I’m comfortable ..”

@psalm234 thoughts on Lin’s Exit Interview. I would try to add some other posters’ thoughts later

 

I’d comment about Lin’s body language during the Exit interview.

He came out looking stiff, shoulders up and stiff, eyes are determined almost with a flash of defiance/disagreement/anger after the exit interview with Mitch/Byron. But as time went on, he smiled more and relaxed more answering questions about his parents, being tough and finally flashed his widest smile talking about his TRUE FANS.

I think he agreed with some points about starting slow in the season but he disagreed a lot about how he’s not being used properly. No Lin/Davis PnR issue was probably raised when talking to Mitch/Byroon. A lot of talk about he desires a good “FIT” with a good team indicated he clearly felt Lakers system didn’t fit him well.

Lin is not a poker player so his feelings are quite easily read after he finished his conversation with Mitch & Byron.
He was angry about something although he conceded his April month was better compared to Jan/Feb so there was a little progress on how he’s being used. He tried to be diplomatic about being open to come back. But when he keeps voluntarily saying “whether I come back or not” without saying “hopefully I’ll be back in La” plus “LA is not the last resort”, I would pretty much say he’s 90% gone. Just my 2cents and personal opinion.

So I’m glad with the outcome of the exit interview. He emphasized finding a good team as the #1 FA goal that he will fit in the FA, not money or length of contract.

 

  • wandertheglobe

    what happened to the live stream? froze?

  • TTNN

    first

  • TTNN

    yeah, don’t know.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    looks like the sound is off again!

  • TTNN

    a bit slow

  • JW

    they afraid of what Lin might say

  • Marvin M

    They show over and over how incompetent they are

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed.

  • TTNN

    nah, just an old school team, could not handle high tech….. yet

  • JW

    a lot more people rushing to view Lin’s interview. Nobody care about the first 2 guys.

  • Marvin M

    you think this would happen in Dallas?

  • wandertheglobe

    I hope we don’t have to read lips when it’s Lin’s turn.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s exit interview takes longer time? probably he’s not out yet?

  • JW

    Lin’s giving them an earful of the crap they did this year. And wasting his talent.

  • TTNN

    maybe, he was delayed for 2 hrs in Houston first year.

    I think the second year they don’t even have coaches in their exit interview, thus super quick.

  • Marvin M

    I hope he is telling them where to stick next years contract

  • TTNN
  • wandertheglobe

    I’ll bet Lin’s interview takes longer than 20 minutes a lotted time.

  • JW

    they probably turned sound off cuz they afraid some of the media might say something bad.

  • there are definitely more important issues to discuss compared to Price and Ellington

  • wu kong

    wow.

  • Alain Gervais

    young dancing in his chair. wait a minute so this is why he lakers may want lin and rando

  • Riddick

    lol…I guess LaLa will b shopping a lot of the players this summer then.

  • wandertheglobe

    I’m not surprised. Swaggy has always been at odds with Scott.

  • Byron had so many clashes with LAL players.
    Lakers should really shop him around!

  • JW

    Probably BS imitating Young talking is becuz BS don’t really like Young’s attitude. Too carefree for BS’s taste.

  • of course, there would be no takers .. so it’s a moot point LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    tbh younge is sooner rated. lin is a better player then him.

  • JW

    sounds on. Lin is up

  • 12:14 Lin is ready for Exit Interview!

  • TTNN

    John Ireland on radio yesterday was saying that they might have only 5-6 come back and will have ~ 10 new players, and also talked about shopping Young.

  • wandertheglobe

    Young is an anti-team player

  • wandertheglobe

    Lin is out, he looks exhausted, uncomfortable and nervous.

  • Lin: “Both Mitch & Byron said rough start but more improvement throughout the year”

  • Lin doesn’t look relaxed, a bit tight shoulders

  • CJSHYY

    Just like what BS said about Lin.

  • wandertheglobe

    Yeah, he doesn’t look himself.

  • Lin: “The biggest thing for FA is where I want to be and where I fit”

  • wandertheglobe

    Looks like he’s gone.

  • “Not money, how many years.. but a good place to be”

  • Marvin M

    NO JEREMY

  • wandertheglobe

    He doesn’t ruled out the Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    So I think he will not stay…

  • jakey

    The video is lagging for me. Thank you for the live feed descriptions

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s encouraged and optimistic about Lakers progress.

  • Lin: “I felt more progression in April.. compared to Jan/Feb, on the right track”

  • Marvin M

    This is torture

  • wandertheglobe

    He doesn’t expect the Lakers to cater to him

  • wandertheglobe

    It hurts to loose starting job, duh

  • Lin: “Knees are good to go. I’m pretty much there. Ready to play 1-on-1. No swelling”

  • wandertheglobe

    I don’t know where I’ll be next year, but I keep things open (Lakers). Knee is fine.

  • wandertheglobe

    BS wants him to wear different hats. Mitch wants him to keep his dribble in the paint.

  • cali7

    Looking at tweets I like that he said he won’t rule out lakers instead of saying I would love to be back.

  • Lin: “Toughness is your loud you can be but how you show up everyday”

  • wandertheglobe

    It sounds like Lakers didn’t make it a priority bring Lin back. It all depends on the draft and free agency. We fans knew that.

  • wandertheglobe

    Q: Do you want to come back. A: Yes, definitely if that’s an option.

  • Jeremy smiled: “My true fans are with me until the day I DIE”

  • wandertheglobe

    Q: You & Kobe are the two guys in the league who have die hard fans. A: I’m grateful, they will be with me until the day I die.

  • JW

    who’s that trying to make it that only asian follows Lin?

  • Alain Gervais

    funny part = they may annoy other people but they root for my so i cant say anything

  • CJSHYY
  • LOL

  • wandertheglobe

    I haven’t played that many games, I’m still relatively young.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I love this guy so much! Jeremy, we WILL be with you until the day you die!
    I loved how he said, “They might annoy some people but they are routing for me so I’m not complaining!”

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I loved that response!

  • wandertheglobe

    I don’t want to be someone who can only play in one system. I want to be a complete player that can play in any systems – paraphrase.

  • My biggest takeaway with Kobe is the mental side (how to approach the game)

  • Lin: “Thanks guys, I appreciate you guys for the whole season!”
    12:32pm

  • wandertheglobe

    Swaggy is up: It went good, it went good, that time of year.

  • how Kobe put on a towel after struggling in 1st half but exploded in 2nd half. He texted me later of what he was doing

    I would take away about what he sees in watching film sessions, whether I come back or not

  • cali7

    Thanks for the recap. Clearer and better than tweets. Did they ask him if he wanted to come back twice? Or was it a FA q and then specifically if he wants to come back?

  • I am The Jason

    Great interview. Byron Scott can learn from this. Lin did not throw anybody under the bus and gave a shout out to his fans.

  • He definitely is not SHY about having his biggest supporters!
    Awesome indeed!

  • absolutely a classy Lin like usual :]

  • TTNN

    love that part

  • I couldn’t hear reporters well.. but more like asking about FA plan

  • TTNN

    I think he did say of course he will consider that if that is an option.

  • CJSHYY
  • Alain Gervais

    so lin doesn’t rule out the lakers???????

  • CJSHYY

    Of course he can’t say he will not take Lakers offer…

  • I think the biggest CLUE is Lin saying “Lakers is NOT the last RESORT” lol
    So I think he’s quite confident that he has options, and won’t come back to Lakers because it’s the last option

    Now, where is that RESORT? =)

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/588059780037640192

  • wandertheglobe

    Reading between the lines on the interview. I think in Lin’s mind he’s gone. But, he’ll leave the door open for returning. He loves living in LA.

  • JW

    why would he ever say that directly. You never know what the future holds. His fans might’ve damage the relationship w/ LAL though.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Yeah, I loved how he said that. It made me laugh. It makes it seem like he feels confident he will have options this summer.

  • Riddick

    I’m thinking it’s a smart move on Lin’s part. This makes other teams think how much $$ it’ll take to get him to make the move…kind of ups his demand or competition for him?

  • he could be bluffing but it’s not his nature .. so I think he knows he got options from talking from some people
    Good for him and us! hehe

  • 7iger

    You are looking for trouble if you say everything in your mind.

  • I think Byron did most of the damage of Lin’s relationship with LAL =]
    Some Lin fans are hard-core but the great fanbase simply reacted to the bad way he’s been used by Byron.

  • Rick

    yes,at least LA will not be his 1st choice if he gets many options

  • very savvy of Lin to be diplomatic “Never say never” kinda thing

  • CJSHYY
  • The biggest smile Lin has during the interview was when he talks about his TRUE FANS =)
    If you’re here reading what he said, that’s most likely you!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/588065280074641408

  • wandertheglobe

    Yeah, I think so. He’s smart to keep all options open. He’s looking for the right fit and money is not his main concern. That said, Lakers can’t be the right fit, especially, they have JC or Rondo, on top of dealing with BS and Kobe. Only plus for the Lakers is living in LA near family and in Cali. But he also said, I’m going to be 27 at the prime of my athletic career (meaning: I can’t waste my prime years with the lakers).

  • Alain Gervais

    so if lol if lin comes back to the lakers what will be you reaction? for me it will be ok as long as the team is really different. no young would help. but lin my be stuck at that role if lin returns.

  • Rick

    I wonder what Lin and Parsons talked about before the Mavricks game

  • I would pinch my arms 3 times and scream, “Where are you MDA? Carlisle, Karl? At least, give me McHale” LOL

    then I would have to witness the champagne that I just drank to celebrate his LA freedom coming out involuntarily

  • Brent Yen

    So my only take away is he is aware of the support of his true fans. Good..

  • joyce ward

    Don’t forget guys lin said he loves his fanbase.

  • Riddick

    I’d be ok because it’s Lin’s life/decision, but I’d have a hard time continuing to follow the games. I gave up this year right after BS developed diarrhea of the mouth and the whole LaLa org placed a bad stink in my mind.
    I would most likely get Lin news here and skip the games, as I’ve done this year…unless as you said, the whole team dynamics changed( e.g. bs left ).

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He knows lots of his fans fight w Lakers. LoL!

  • probably talking about the summer FA, how nice if they can hang around in Dallas together ..great to see they had lengthy conversation

    hopefully they talk about how he will fit right into the Rick Carlisle system!

  • joyce ward

    What did you think of his exit intrerview?

  • so he won’t want us to get sick, right? LOL

  • Riddick

    …and they go where he goes.

  • yes, and don’t forget he might think of Dallas as a RESORT =>

  • Keith

    He is saying fans ,US, stop annoying other people. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Well done. Stayed classy, thanked everyone basically. Shown how much he has grown IMO. About FA, I think the way he talks, he is 100% certain he will get good offers.

  • CJSHYY

    I feel the same way he sure gets good offers either from Lakers or other teams already.

  • JW

    I know u have tried to be respectful when you tweet Jeannie, but those extreme fans I’m sure are not as tactful as you with her and the medias. I am sure that’s clear when the reporters laughed about the fans answer.

  • Brent Yen

    OTOH, I think he is also ready if he had to play in a bad team again. I guess the only main message is he will focus on what he can do/improve in the summer.

  • CJSHYY

    You think so…”he is also ready if he had to play in a bad team again.” ? Well, what do you the think % that he will back to be a Lakers again?

  • Brent Yen

    I would not surprised that Lin get an offer lower than I would expected because he said FIT is more important than $$$ and yrs. I think this will be an important thing in the negotiations between Team Lin and teams.

  • Brent Yen

    Like -2%? because IF he had to choose between bad teams, he will choose OTHER BAD TEAMS…lol I believe he will get a good offer from a good team!

  • joyce ward

    LOL, a good one..

  • Alain Gervais

    1 year cheap could be a good option plus remember the amount players get paid will go up in 2 years. hint way lebrun signed 2 year deal. tbh hones I’m expecting a 1 year deal are a contract with the inflation add on to it. so maybe 5-6 mil first year then 8-10 mill second

  • Brent Yen

    I am expecting a 2 yr deal actually. WIth about the same amount each yr. Unlikely to get below 5 mil/yr. I am expecting 7-9 mil/yr

  • Rick

    I think Lin should say this to reporters:”there were coachs coming to me during the game, and asked me to play for them. Yeah, so i am pretty confident regarding my FA” just joking, haha Bryron will say: now we are talking. you are learning something from me, good pupil.

  • TTNN

    No,He is saying he don’t care other people got annoyed, they are fans, so stop asking him or tell him about how annoy his fan base is, he will love his fans.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..

  • Brent Yen

    exactly

  • I’d comment about Lin’s body language during the Exit interview.

    He came out looking stiff, shoulders up and stiff, eyes are determined almost with a flash of defiance/disagreement/anger after the exit interview with Mitch/Byron. But as time went on, he smiled more and relaxed more answering questions about his parents, being tough and finally flashed his widest smile talking about his TRUE FANS.

    I think he agreed with some points about starting slow in the season but he disagreed a lot about how he’s not being used properly. No Lin/Davis PnR issue was probably raised when talking to Mitch/Byroon. A lot of talk about he desires a good “FIT” with a good team indicated he clearly felt Lakers system didn’t fit him well.

    Lin is not a poker player so his feelings are quite easily read after he finished his conversation with Mitch & Byron.
    He was angry about something although he conceded his April month was better compared to Jan/Feb so there was a little progress on how he’s being used. He tried to be diplomatic about being open to come back. But when he keeps voluntarily saying “whether I come back or not” without saying “hopefully I’ll be back in La” plus “LA is not the last resort”, I would pretty much say he’s 90% gone. Just my 2cents and personal opinion.

    So I’m glad with the outcome of the exit interview. He emphasized finding a good team as the #1 FA goal that he will fit in the FA, not money or length of contract.

  • Keith

    Jeremy Lin – Lakers exit interview – 4/14/15 VIDEO: http://t.co/5XSgERA1HO pic.twitter.com/GUiaAx0Gp8— infinity88 (@linfinity88) April 14, 2015

  • Rick

    7-9, that is about right

  • Brent Yen

    I think he should have get more than 10mil/yr tho. But this is NBA and an Asian American player.

  • I agree. And he was upset about something after talking to Byron and Mitch. So it’s good!

  • Brent Yen

    I would not suprised if Mitch and BS implied his way is WRONG or implied he is not tough enough. Things like that…so he actually said what he thinks that represent toughness.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Lakers may be the 2nd to last resort! haha

  • Alain Gervais

    sweet i was guessing so hope you are right

  • Rick

    two yr deal with the player option for the 2nd yr. the pric ecould go up if he has good stats. but we all know Lin is not money driven, so find a good fit

  • Alain Gervais

    he will soon believe it. lol to all my naruto fans

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…..let’s hope Lin can play with joy for his remaining yrs in the league

  • yes, he definitely disagreed about the definition of toughness .. being loud vs persevering to come back and get back up with real actions

  • Rick Johnson

    Agree’d

  • Brent Yen

    Yep.

  • yeah, it’s unfortunate that some fans gave in to their anger instead of being strategic but there would always be 1-2% of extreme fans even for Kobe, LeBron, etc.

    Hope LA brass understands extreme sport fans behavior

  • Brent Yen

    Some LAL or Kobe fans are far more “Not Strategic”. I would not worry about it among Lin fans…lol

  • Grace Nsns

    Im with you, he did look stiff at first. I don’t think the conversation with Mitch/BS went well, guess not.

  • joyce ward

    Reading Medina’s tweet line about Young might be shopped ths summer,all of replies to the tweet were happy that Young might be traded.LOL

  • Brent Yen

    He is almost only good because he has a nick name..

  • CJSHYY

    Not surprised. I know they will trade him…Young maybe asked for the trade too.

  • CJSHYY

    I also think he will not stay bc “fit” Kobe just will not make room for him to fit in no matter how hard he try…

  • they definitely didn’t agree on a few things that Lin looked a bit upset
    Good for us 🙂

  • oh yeah… for that matter, no players will “fit” with Kobe’s ego now
    Let’s see Rondo next season

  • Briiick

    Lakers have to tank when Kobe is still on the payroll, it’s as simple as that.

  • CJSHYY

    I also know Lakers will offer him the most long contract compare to other teams (up to 5 years) w big money just like the way they did to D12. But Kobe still will not make life easy for D12 that’s why he turned down the contract.

  • joyce ward

    Notice how lin said that he met with Mitch and Scott seperately during the exit interviews. I think he might have been upset about something Scott said to him

  • thanks, I missed that part about separate interviews.
    that’s probably true that he disagreed with what Scott said more so than Kupchak’s

  • joyce ward

    I really liked Lin’s exit interview. He was poised, controlled and very diplomatic. He stated that he had met with scott and mith sseparately. My take is that Mitch probably told him that would see how the draft panned out before they could make him an offer, whereas Scott said something totally the opposite and that is why looked p*ssed when came out. LOL

  • joyce ward

    As I posted above, I think Mitch might have said we will look at making you an offer after the draft, and scott probably said just the opposite.LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I like his exit interview too. I think he is in charge of his own future now. I really think he will not stay unless the other teams will make change…

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • joyce ward

    I know Rondo’s tweet was probably just a joke, but laced with some truth. He said he left two messages for kobe and he never called him back. I think Mitch has already told Kobe, they are not giving Rondo the max.

  • joyce ward

    Oh, lin is gone. Also when lin said that he had not spoke to his agents about FA, but I think they have spoken about possibe offers, but not about his priorities.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lakers will not offer Rondo big contract. Don’t think it’s really a joke. I guess before Kobe really sure Mitch will take Rondo he probably has nothing to talk to Rondo about it. LOL!

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Next season will be another tanking season because of Kobe, and there will be very little income from ticket sale and other ads. To make ends meet the F/O has to be tight on giving out contracts.

  • CJSHYY

    Of course, he sure will not say anything now… I don’t think he is even worry about his FA at all. I guess he will not stay either.

  • jakey

    Those last words Jeremy said in the exit interview was heart warming. Sounded like he’s gone from LA and really appreciated the time here.

  • CJSHYY

    You mean thanks to the reporters?

  • joyce ward

    I heard a shot fired when the reporter said lin and kobe had the two biggest fanbases in the NBA. I could almost hear Kobe saying, no my fanbase is bigger.LOL

  • joyce ward

    I am calling it right now, when Randle gets back, Clarkson will fade to black.

  • joyce ward

    Also, I saw an article last night that was said that George Karl said that he never met a player that wasn’t tradable. He all so said that he respects Cousin, but their communication is not where it should be…shots fired.

  • lleepar

    This is why Jeremy needs to look for a team with a strong coach who won’t allow would-be, stat-padding chuckers to get their numbers while sacrificing team performance …

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/587458383596236800

  • K. P. Chan

    I missed the exit interview. But judging from the tweets, he showed a lot of class, intelligence, & maturity. Not surprisingly, he remained humble, grateful (especially to his fans), & positive.

    Like you, psalm, I also like to read between the lines. The fact that he made it a point to say “I am not ruling out a return to L.A”, was itself quite telling.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure bc next year will be JC’s contract year & I think they will trade him or cut down his playing time just like this year to all the contract year players. Lakers is bad…

  • joyce ward

    Here is an excerpt from the George Karl article comment that I made below:

    When Karl took over, one of the major questions was how the sixth winningest coach in NBA history would mesh with first time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. “I’ve had some great players and I’ve never had one player that I have said is untradeable,” Karl added. “You always got to be ready for the possibility of a great trade that could come your way. “I know I respect him (DeMarcus Cousins) a tremendous amount . . . I think our give and take and our communication has been almost on a daily basis . . . until we can really get to a special place together, I think we’ve got to continue to communicate, what he wants and what I want.” CSNBayArea.com

    Sacramento Kings, Trade, George Karl, DeMarcus Cousins

    – See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/sacramento_kings#sthash.PxGsLORY.dpuf

  • K. P. Chan

    The fact that Mitch made a separate meeting with Lin was a positive sign that Mitch still valued him. That meant Mitch respected Lin’s need to get stuff off his chest without Scott present. He wanted to hear from Lin directly.

  • jakey

    Thanks to Los Angeles and his true fans

  • CJSHYY
  • Spot

    Well said Jeremy!

  • TTNN

    I don’t think even Byron is convinced JC is that good, he kept saying JC is a 2. Anyway, this year is special.

  • bolero

    Just got home from work. Good interview from JLin.. I can say I’m a True Fan and not annoying. lol

  • Brent Yen

    The fact that we exist already annoyed some ppl

  • Spot

    One thing that i’ve seen and liked pretty much:

    Around 3.20 he has the tiger’s eyes. You can see the force he has in him by that look on his face. Same eyes as his mother, really tough and ready to fight back!

  • CJSHYY

    I think some of the fans shouldn’t keep attacking the reporters bc they couldn’t solve the problem from BS did to Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    This year BS just used JC to push Lin out of Lakers not bc he think he is a good PG. They already said next season he will be a SG.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If fans could see what was going on with Lin by BS and Kobe, so did the GM and FO.

  • bolero

    Haha the wifey says @JLin7 does understand, cause apparently I annoy her

  • Rick

    Obviously Lin has a lot to work on this summer. But one thing stands out is that he wants to be a player who can impact the game himself (meaning not depend on something else; ex. pnr is something you have to depend on your teammates. no pnr, that is ok too, Lin will find a way to impact the game)

  • bolero

    true dat. lol

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, do you know only Lin met Mitch & BS separate? Or all the players did that too?

  • guest

    What’s the purpose of exit interview? For additional personal attack? Was it constructive? Sometimes. We just have to agree to disagree. There were many articles laying down. Facts for laker organization already.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Joyce reported Lin met them separately.

  • bolero

    I say it as a fact. Lin fans are an intense lot. AK RT @chankpc: @KamBrothers I assume you say this admiringly, not pejoratively. :)— Kamenetzky Brothers (@KamBrothers) April 14, 2015

  • Rick

    I just wonder is there any other fansite similar to JLinportal, Jeremylin.net … etc. for a specific NBA player such as Kobe, LeBron, Kevin Durant, Russel Westbrook, Chris Paul?

  • joyce ward

    Lin does impact the game. He is not a big scorer which seems to be everybody’s problem.

  • webattorney

    Lin seems to know the areas of BB game he wants to improve on, which is good. What Lin says about his BB game is what I see also. Hard to argue since Lin himself said it. Funny thing is I always agreed with what Lin says about his BB game. Lol

  • PPP

    Just finish watching the vid. I would say he is 99% wont come back to the lakers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You missed the .99

  • webattorney

    His fan sites are unique because LIn himself is unique. Now, if more Asian-American BB players start to play in NBA, he may lose some fans, but I believe “core” fans will still remain loyal to him. I don’t see his BB game diminishing within 3 or 4 years (more likely to continue to improve), which means his fan base will continue to be strong.

  • PPP

    Im kind of conversative guy. Haha

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because spacing, PnR are still the hardest to defense. All top teams are using them and using them well.

  • lleepar

    I’m just puzzled by the business sense (or lack of it) of the front office. Surely they observed the excitement in the arena during those post-ASG games when Scott allowed Lin to play his game — and get the rest of his teammates going.

    When was the last time during the season that Mitch or the Busses saw a game-ending standing ovation from the crowd? They know Jeremy can bring it. They also have to know that Scott doused any hope of a resurgent Linsanity within a couple more games — by deliberately hamstringing Jeremy’s game.

    Yet it seems that Jeremy is the one they’re willing to let go … for more of the same next year?

  • webattorney

    Kobe is holding everyone as hostage.

  • Yascar

    They’re probably hoping somebody else like JC and Randle will pick up the mantle. Or it might not be that significant to them from a money point of view. Either way, I’d be very surprised if Lin is back next year.

  • emz

    um, actually wondering if you’ve never come across the phrase “this is my last resort”? He’s saying Lakers isn’t his last open option… I wonder if Houston is that instead.

    It does say that he knows he has options however.

  • Grace Nsns

    exactly.

  • Rick Johnson

    And the bottom teams don’t.

  • webattorney

    No guarantee that the team he will join will be that much better in terms of support because I think Lin will have at most 3 or less teams to choose from. It’s something Lin himself has to obliterate through great BB play on court.

  • webattorney

    Asians are known as warriors over internet. Lol

  • Tina

    Yea people don’t see the bigger picture! It’s all about volume scoring. Maybe why Westbrook is getting all this mvp talk

  • Rick

    It is easier for you to understand if you put your feet in Mitch or Jim Buss’s shoes. Let’s just do that.

    OK, you give Kobe the final contract (I hope it is really the final contract. but hey, in reality it is not my money or business, do whatever they want to), and you want Kobe to retire as a Laker. Well, things did not go as expected for the last couple of years. But at least, 2015-16 is the final year of his contract, right? What are you gonna do? Make Kobe happy or change in direction abandon Kobe and tarnish your franchise reputation? Afterall, Kobe (along with others) won five titles for the Lakers. Besides, Kobe still has huge fanbase, yeah, still huge, you have to admit.

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s why all these reporters all know what’s like to make Lin’s fans mad…lol!

  • CJSHYY

    From Lin’s interview today, I think Mitch probably didn’t give the answer that will make Lin happy about the future in Lakers. Bc even they know what Lin can bring but w Kobe is still on so they sure will not allow Lin to play his game no matter what…?!

  • lleepar

    Businesses face issues of conflicting objectives frequently. Keeping Kobe “happy” isn’t going to be a one-year project. Unless he retires without protest at the end of next year, the Lakers FO is going to be faced with the same set of problems when Kobe wants another contract. Some time, they’re going to have to bite the bullet and stop hoping the Kobe problem will resolve itself without their intervention.

    Telling Kobe the rebuilding starts now and with an eye to him retiring at the end of next season isn’t abandoning him. Nothing short of him dictating all decisions is really going to keep him happy, anyway.

  • GoodDayLA

    I would say 100%. If I am wrong, I am done following Lin anyways because he will be completely not the person I thought he was if he resigns with Lakers.

  • lleepar

    He could be a bigger scorer if he adopted a “me first” attitude. But he really is a “team first” kind of guy.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yea, when you watch Clarkson he’s scoring a lot but the team is losing and falling behind. Then Lin comes in and the catch up or get the lead. Then Clarkson comes back and start falling behind again and all they can talk about is how many points Clarkson is putting up.

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree.

    Lin has some real strengths that show over time. He has to play a lot and be used a lot for the strengths to show.

    The #1 person Lin benefits are talented big men who can pick and roll and/or hit open shots off Lin’s action. Lin is best playing with low usage SG’s or spot up SG’s who don’t require the ball much.

    Lin doesn’t really need elite 2 and 3’s. 2 and 3’s who can shoot and rebound is all he needs. What Lin needs are great 4 and 5s.

    It’s a simple lineup that Lin needs and a GM with a brain could do it on a shoestring budget.

    Unfortunately, by most nBA fan standards, Lin’s game is boring (shudders in fear at the attacks on this website for saying it). It’s true, Lin’s game is efficient and deadly but can be predictable though effective. It’s like the Spurs, you know what they will do but they do it so well it doesn’t matter you know it’s coming. That’s Lin.

    And to compound the fact that Lin is best using all options and not being a high volume scorer, he is anti NBA in all ways.

  • Brent Yen

    Now I hope Lin signs with LAL….JK

  • GoodDayLA

    lol me 2. I spend way too much time following him

  • Sophie Paris

    Welcome on board xD

  • LAJane

    Agree. Especially with your last sentence.

  • Rick

    Projecting 2015 and 2016 Max-Salary Tiers

    bottom tier 15.8 M (Omer Asik is one of them)

    how much Lin will get?

    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/projecting-2015-2016-max-salary-tiers/

  • lleepar

    I posted this earlier in the thread, but this is what happens when you’ve got a volume scorer who decides to take over a game — and a coach who lets him …

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/587458383596236800

  • Rick Johnson

    Not only do they not get into offensive rhythm their defensive intensity is poor too.

  • Rick Johnson

    Steve Angeles
    ‏@StevieAngeles
    @JLin7 visits @MannyPacquiao two athletes for Christ #MayPac
    https://twitter.com/StevieAngeles/status/588126439435669504

  • I listened to it again at [6:30]
    He said it after saying he’s not ruling anything out in response to the question “if he ever thought during the season this is not the place to be?”

    It’s a little cryptic but I think he was thinking about staying in LA and just saying it’s not the only option on the table. So I’m thinking now he doesn’t say LA or HOU being the last resort.

    For now he probably only made it clear that LA is not the best place with fit and #1 priority. (“a lot of things had to happen”, etc.)

  • Alain Gervais

    lol it list reggie jackson at 15 million. you crazy

  • TTNN
  • Brent Yen

    They have met!

  • TTNN

    I think the list are the people who qualify for the max. Not necessary they will get max though.

  • lleepar
  • Yascar

    KC Concepcion is a Filipina actress who supposedly dated Chandler Parsons when the Rockets were here last year. I think J is following her and her younger sister on IG or something. But nothing more than that. Pure fan speculation unless IJ has more info.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought it was ij.

  • 1mtoldman

    takeyouback2thegoldwateryears.

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88
    ‏@linfinity88
    Vis amber_lennon_ So awesome! We saw Jeremy Lin (real quick lol) at #wildcardgym! He’s my… https://instagram.com/p/1ecaFluEOU/
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/588139922734915586

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88
    ‏@linfinity88
    Via @jlin7 Great seeing @mannypacquiao

  • Yascar

    Well it could be.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I believe we will see lin in one of front seat during the boxing fight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That is the good news.
    What is the bad news?

  • JAD2456

    Lin is so humorous! Look at his hashtags! “I feel tall” and “quit talking about my hair”!

  • lleepar
  • Yascar

    I don’t know about Swaggy but Lin was definitely just being diplomatic and classy. If LA reporters can’t see that, they’re blind, delusional, hacks for the Lakers or all of the above.

  • Rick Johnson

    Didn’t he just say he was open to it when the reporters asked? I don’t think he said “he hoped” to return.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, what’s going on with his hair? Grows like super fast. He must have been having it cut every other day before to keep it that short length.

  • joyce ward

    Yes, and that is what they quoted in the article. Writer looking for clicks by using Lin ‘s name as byline. .smh

  • CJSHYY

    He said – “Lin said he hasn’t ruled Lakers out.” That means Lakers did talk to him about the offer not he hopes to come back…

    Young did say he wants or hopes… don’t remember exactly what he said…

  • joyce ward
  • lleepar

    Do ALL players get separate interviews with Mitch, then BS, or is that only the case for some of the players?

  • bolero

    you’re so fast Joyce, you beat me to it. lol

  • 1mtoldman

    miraclegro

  • bolero

    he heard us about the hair..

  • CJSHYY

    That’s the question I want to know too. Only Lin or to all the players today?

  • joyce ward
  • JAD2456

    But personally, I like his long hairdo, like when in NY, better than the short ones. 🙂

  • bolero

    Best of JLin2014-15
    https://youtu.be/FklFNhFcEZI

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Defense Highlights 2014-2015 season
    https://youtu.be/-WceA7woz2g

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Lay Up With Left Hand Highlights 2014- 2015 season
    https://youtu.be/pFftlCiaPLc

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like the word anti NBA.

  • lleepar

    Quote from Bresnahan story in the LA Times [link]

    “Kobe Bryant wasn’t there Tuesday, which came as no surprise for a player who annually dictated where and when his exit meeting would take place.”

    You know, I really do get that Kobe the alpha male on the team. But when does he stop showing comtempt for the reasonable requests of an organization that’s paying him millions? When does he stop needing to show that he’s above doing the things that the rest of his teammates are being asked to do?

    If the front office can’t get him to show up on a day for exit interviews with the rest of his team, lotsa luck in getting him to do just about anything else he doesn’t want to do — on the court, or off.

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Assist Highlights 2014-2015 season
    https://youtu.be/2_ywpzVWNO4

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We enjoy a lot of being so.

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full No-Look Pass Highlights 2014-2015 season
    https://youtu.be/7QLYYo5c2XI

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Floater Highlights 2014-2015 season
    https://youtu.be/jZNDTiA7fMg

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin Full Jump Shoot Highlights 2014-2015 season
    https://youtu.be/v7mz7shnqX0

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    BS just used everyone first Ronnie Price, then Jordon Clarkson, and when all failed, he pulled D-leaguers to finish the season with the worst record rather than let Jeremy flourish.

  • bolero

    is these enough. Thanks Christine Cheng..

  • Yascar

    This attitude of Kobe’s is why I sat up a little when Jeremy said (paraphrasing) “toughness is not how loud you are but TURNING UP AND DOING YOUR WORK EVERYDAY. ”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No, Kobe you are wrong. Young fan base is diminishing while the fan base of Jeremy is increasing. Kobe is almost a indistinguishable part of history.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Their priorities don’t match too well.

  • Acbc

    This exit interview was always a PR event for the Lakers. Lin was already done 2 weeks ago when he changed his picture on his site to eliminate all reminents of Lakers on his front page photos. Why do you think Lin has been DNP for his “injuries”. They knew already that Lin was not coming back so they made sure Lin suffered the consequences while he was still a player under contract. Lakers were already on the offensive to erase Lin asap while promoting their wonder boy Clarkson.

    Lin was uncomfortable because he had to navigate all the intricacies of leading questions to not give any amo for them to throw him to the lions. Lin had to bite his tongue so much that he was fuming inside at the end of the interview.

    It was all a sham.

  • bolero

    I loved the defense highlights..

  • Acbc

    One of the zingers aimed at KOBE for sure. Lin is well prepared for political office after his playing career.

  • CJSHYY

    I re-watch the interview one more time bc the first time I was doing something just not fully attention on it. Now I really get more details on the whole interview. Lin is not Lakers’ priority. The team wants to go through lottery, FA, then will take a look at Lin. So that means he probably will not get the offer from Lakers?!

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin stopped by the gym to see @MannyPacquiao train today… #WildCardBoxingClub #AthletesForChrist pic.twitter.com/KEm5S38tAM— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 15, 2015

  • Acbc

    So true, just look at the offensive sets for the Lakers and you’ll see a clogged middle. All the top teams play the 4/1 with 4 guys on the perimeter 3s.

  • blubell

  • orLinaryjoe

    Manny looks tiny wedged in between. Just never judge the book by the cover.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Almost. Would like to see Lin, the king of blocks vid. Comon Christine, if you’re reading this.

  • Acbc

    What you attribute “talent” to Federer is only oart of the equation. This is why I keep reminding people about how important the mental game is to be a top athlete. While a Federer has more talent than most tennis players of the past few generations, it wasn’t BECASUE he lacked talent that he lost to Hewitt.

    The year Federe won his first major at Wimbledon, he lost to Tommy Hass at the Aussie in 4(?). By all accounts, his game looked exactly the same to an untrained eye. The fact was Federer had so much variety that he had to learn to use the right strokes to set up his weapons. The separation was the increase use of his short slice backhand into the backhand court.

    Federe had lost to Hewitt that same year in the Davis cup in 5 when he had the lead. Hewitt was a rabbit that could take everything you could throw at him. Sampras was in awe of him when Hewitt beat him in the final of the U.S. open by counterpunching everything Sampras threw at him. Federer lost to Hewitt in the same way. Federer became invincible for many years once he played the game up and down and not side to side. Once Federer started to hot that short slice wide to the back hand, it took Hewiit inside the baseline and that allowed Fed to punch through the holes faster. Hewitt’s blanket defence was predicated on standing 6 feet behind the baseline given him time to track down all the balls.

    While Lin can and will continue to improve his own technical skills, it’s when he finally gets a real coach that will allow him to build chemistry with his teammates that you’ll see the mental force of his tactical skills come to the front.

  • bolero

    tiny with a big punch..lol

  • Maknusia

    Below are highlights from his exit interview:

    Lin on what was said in his meeting with Byron Scott and Mitch Kupchak: “I had a rough start in terms of adjusting to the new system and finding out exactly what Coach Scott wanted. … As time went on, it just felt like good progression.”

    On what allowed him to turn his season around toward the end: “We started changing things up with guys going down.” Lin said that Scott changed up the offense, which better fit his style. “That’s what I’m most comfortable in. That’s what allowed me to flourish.”

    On how he and Scott have found a middle ground in terms of running the offense: “It’s never going to be perfect, and I’m definitely encouraged and very optimistic about the progress that has been made .. It’s more about the progression of where we’re heading and not about catering it toward me.”

    On his status as an unrestricted free agent: “I know how fast things change in this league. There were times when I thought I would never be a part of this league.” Lin added that returning to the Lakers is a possibility: “I’m not ruling anything out, and I don’t know where I’m going to be next year.”

    On his knee: “Knee’s good to go. We’re going through the process. I started running and cutting today. I just want to play a little one-on-one. I’m pretty much there.”

    On what Scott and Kupchak want him to work on: “Coach Scott was talking about putting on different hats in terms of who I am.” Lin also added that Scott wants to see him progress more as a facilitator. “Mitch talked about getting in the paint and picking up my dribble, which is true as well.”

    On how his relationship with Scott developed through the season: “I think our respect for each other grew as the season went on. I played through some things that I probably shouldn’t have played through. … His respect for me and my respect for him has grown throughout the season.”

    On how he is often viewed by others: “That’s my next challenge. I really haven’t played that many games in this league. I’m still growing as a player and sometimes people forget that. I’m still relatively young. A year and a half of no playing at all. I’ve really only played three and a half years. This is my first year in a different system. (I’ve seen a lot now, but) now I want to evolve my game to someone that’s not contingent on anything other than me impacting the game. It’s an exciting challenge and I’m looking forward to it.”

    On playing with Kobe Bryant: “My biggest takeaway from Kobe is the mental side of things.” Lin later gave anecdote: “I remember there was one game when he was really struggling in the first half, and at halftime he was laying there with a towel on his head. … Later he texted me (that) ‘I was just laying there getting into the mindset.’”

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/1415_exitInterview_lin

  • Marie Simon

    He truly appreciates everyone’s effort, what an amazing guy!!

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…you dont want to mess with him…for sure! 🙂

  • PPP

    Well, you are not one of his true fans then….in JLin voice

  • man, tough crowd :]

    Christine Cheng is AWESOME! I’ll add them to the Video Gallery

  • blubell

    I’m not gonna lie. I cried when he said “My true fans are with me until the day I die”

  • Rick Johnson
  • Dan Ang

    WOW, thanks to the author for the videos, much appreciated. All if not most questions should be answered in these clips. So many contending teams could use Jeremy’s service. Portland comes to mind.

  • Acbc

    Yep, keep doing that until he finds a coach that will use him properly or whenever MDA gets another coaching job somewhere.

  • blubell

    Sorry if posted already… Jeremy and Ed highlights!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha, No Asian Fs here, lol. Mama Lin would like to see blocks.

  • Acbc

    The “last resort” was a B grade movie about an evil that terrorizes 5 ladies in a resort. Sounds strangely like Lin’s dealing with another evil of sorts. Right now, lin is more like in the movie ” Escape From LA” with Kirk ” the snake ” Russell. Lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    Exactly. Not my first, second, or third choice, but no reason to torch the village and burn the bridge. Some villagers were nice and fair.

  • wandertheglobe

    Sounds like Melo, prolific scorer whose team never gets anywhere. I’m not saying that JC is anywhere near melo as shooter, but he’s a volume shooter no doubt. I’ll bet the Lakers will be just a bad next year if JC is their PG and Scott may be fired mid-season.

  • FrankW

    Punch power of a mantis shrimp or Kostya Tszyu.

  • Acbc

    I also think it’s a shot across the bow for both KOBE and Lakers to remember that Lin nation is strong and growing each day. The thing Kobe is most sacred of is that Lin will strip him of his fan base in China. By acting like a jerk this year to Lin, KOBE may have lost that which he tried desperately to hold on to.

    When Lin leaves, Maxxis tire will along with all the good will that Lin has brought to Lakers. Just Like Houston, they will continue to slide into oblivion. Whoever Lin will play for next year will immediately feel the economic clout of the ASIAN fan base Lin brings with him.

  • ManuGinobilin

    Everyone qualifies for a MAX contract, it’s just that MAX contracts vary in size from player to player – because a MAX contract depends on a number of factors (the salary cap, a player’s time spent in the league, previous contract amount).

    That said, you’re right on the money. The list that was linked is just projecting the MAX a team can offer the listed players. For example, the most money Asik can be offered per-year is indeed 15.8M, but nobody is actually going to pay him that, etc.

    For reference, Asik + Lin’s MAX contract number is actually the same, since their years in the league + previous contractual $ are exactly the same. That website just didn’t list Lin among the tiers because they don’t consider him a TOP Free Agent.

  • Powerful words indeed!
    Jeremy really knew who his true fans are

  • Dorothy

    Agreed. When I heard he said that I felt all the worries I had for him, many sleepless nights for his ill treatments by his coaches…etc are all worth it.

  • joyce ward
  • IsabeliJane*17

    For some reason I feel a bit sad even if I’m looking forward to the playoffs. Judging from what I’ve seen how J plays this regular season, he would have made a tremendous noise playing in the playoffs, especially since the playoffs is all about DEFENSE, both team and man-to-man.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Translation (image on left): LA Lakers player Jeremy Lin visits Manny Pacquiao.
    Translation (image on right): Pacquiao went jogging at Pan Pacific Park.

  • Keith

    From the other Lin fansite

    Per 36 mpg at least:
    15 pts
    6 asts
    3.5 reb
    1.5 stls

    Steph
    Lebron
    CP3
    James Harden
    Westbrook
    John Wall
    Eric Bledsoe
    Kyle Lowry

    and yes, Jeremy Lin

  • IsabeliJane*17

    You got to love how the first video frame is a sideline interview of Jeremy, with Ed’s sideline interview behind him.

  • Rick

    So JLin went to see Manny. Thats great. Lin shows his support.

    I remember Mayweather is a doubter. Hope Manny beats the crap out of Mayweather.

  • Keith

    Not only a doubter, Mayweather is also racist.

  • sws94

    Mayweather is a jerk.

  • Rick

    Good job for the compilation of LED pnr

  • Guest

    Access Sportsnet JLin worth a mil a yr

  • LAJane

    “…all of the above.”

  • CJSHYY

    What? That’s what they said? Who is the host?

  • blubell
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Jeremy should try boxing in the offseason. Cross training into another sport would be nice.

  • blubell

    I’ll be glad to be his sparring buddy 😉

  • Yascar

    Complete and utter bull.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Access Sports net worth much less than that

  • LAJane

    Unplanned but slightly magical detail in this pic…their reverse image in the mirror behind them. Artsy-fartsy comment here, but it reminds me of my favorite painting – “Las Meninas” by Velasquez that famously includes a mirror image of the otherwise unseen viewers of the scene. Layers within layers, sorta like Lin’s life.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If he’ll be my sparring “partner”,just because I like him doesn’t mean I’ll go easy on him.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s a good guy.

  • I like the “Escape from LA” theme =]
    Judging from DHoward, Shaq experience, this is definitely the latest sequel hehe..

    We’re almost there!

  • that’s why he has more and more people supporting him.
    Hard not to root for a humble guy as a role model.

    Hopefully NBA divas take notes and change for the better, hehe :]

  • JoeTeam

    sorry to change the subject, but I posted this a couple of days ago, Joyce posted on this, and here’s the NBA site article. Like I said, you can’t make this stuff up. Sorry that TSef is going to be out of the playoffs, ATL I think needed him.

    http://www.nba.com/2015/news/04/14/hawks-sefolosha-police.ap/index.html

  • if both of you tweet pics of you sparring in a ring, I don’t see how JLin would turn down the offer for the tough training!
    Maybe you can ask him, “Your true fans want you to spar with us” :]

  • LAJane

    Thanks for this recap…it’s the only way I’d get this information. I tried to watch but didn’t get farther than 3 minutes in. To me, it was an event he couldn’t avoid but I felt he really didn’t want to be there dredging up diplomatic answers to predictable and tedious questions. It starts to be a kind of torture…couldn’t stick with it.

  • blubell

    Hmmm. I was thinking The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan van Eyck.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Was listening to ESPN (New York) radio in my car at 10:30 PM tonight and they were talking about how Carmelo and Knicks has not played well in the last couple of years and a caller called in saying Knicks need better players and have no one else but Carmelo and he mentioned “couple of years ago we had that Korean guy” and the ESPN host didn’t even correct him saying he is Taiwanese or Chinese but said “yes we had Jeremy Lin back then”. No wonder the guy is on late at night on ESPN radio.

  • CJSHYY

    Who is the host? I think it’s not Robin…? But at least some NYK fans still remember Lin even wrong on his parents came from….

  • Yascar

    Right you are. I hope our Manny beats the crap out of him.

  • CJSHYY

    Can Lin sign w ATL now? Since he is a FA.

  • Yascar

    If you mean for the playoffs, no. I don’t think any other inter-team movements can happen now until July 1.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Definitely not Robin Lundberg. Robin is on like 4am to 6am. Not sure who it was. They have different hosts after 10pm. Oh yeah Lin comes up often when Knicks are discussed. Usually about how Dolan screwed up with giving away Lin for nothing. They a whole rant against Dolan ensues.

  • CJSHYY

    I still think NYK is the only team that will truly trust him as a PG. Really hope Lin can go back to NYK. Melo is not as bad as Harden or Kobe (the most evil one). Dolan is dumb but not as bad as Morey & BS. Plus he will not allow GM or Coach to mess up players on court. Too bad, not sure PJ will take Lin back to NYK. smh!

  • LAJane

    Me too!! He seems to stick to his man like glue (though for sure my eye is not as discerning as our experts here). The blocks are really great…every bit as aggressive as his famous drives into the paint. I’ve been wanting to see defensive highlights…really great. Thanks Christine Cheng and thanks for posting them here bolero!

  • Grace Nsns

    They have Calderon though he’s been quite disappointing, fans talked about Rodon, even PBev.

  • LAJane

    Oh, that’s nice!! I had forgotten about that one.

  • CJSHYY

    Rondo can’t shoot it’s not good fit. The other day when Lin back to NY vs Nets. PJ said something like this…” We want to build a team to FIT everyone. ” I really like what he said. He also said this on ESPN after Lakers visit MSG next day. “NYK should play like Hawks & Spurs. “

  • LAJane

    LOL!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s a good outlet to release frustration 🙂 Putting BS’s photo on a punching bag will help in practicing his jabs.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Need MDA back in NY for Lin to play like the way he did before. Doubt NY would ever take back MDA.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Calderon sucked big time. Also he’s getting up there in age. Knicks can really use JLin. Also I think D Fisher would get along with JLin. Fisher is a bright guy and would respect JLin’s intellect. PJ said he will do away with triangle most likely next season. Just didn’t work out.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I really hope Rondo does not come to NY. Hope Rondo goes to Lakers to mess things up with Kobe. Would love to see this train wreck happen LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think Rondo will go to NYK more likely to Lakers.

  • Kianainhi

    Mayweather is also a domestic violence abuser. Roach said he’s never seen Manny hate an opponent so much.

  • Guest

    Mike bresnahan

  • it’s okay, Lin will come out even stronger from this tough experience.
    Who’s your favorite Top 3 team for JLin next season?
    My guess is Spurs, MDA team and perhaps Dallas?

  • Yascar

    I so hope Manny beats the arrogant )&?&&;@;:.$;/!!!!!

  • Brent Yen

    All signings after mar 1st are not eligible for playing in playoffs..

  • IsabeliJane*17

    1. Mavs
    2. Nuggets

    3. An Eastern team, probably Pacers or Celtics

  • Tina

    dunno about that. but i love brad stevens. young and smart!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is not a complete player like Jeremy who has been striving to be one.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That comes with Byron’s coaching which means a lot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boston has compiled a record of 19:9 since lost to Lakers in OT to get to the playoff, that’s impressive.
    What didn’t kill them has made Celtics much better.
    I don’t even want to mention Lakers record since winning that game because it was only one of the few occasions that Byron let Jeremy loose to win a game for Laker.

  • Maknusia
  • Maknusia

    wow…thanks for sharing…sorry for Sefolosha

  • Filler-up

    Different weight class.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is like the cancer of a team. Boston Celtics plays much better without him now.

  • 311

    Lol, nice. How about this one?

  • lleepar

    With all the playoff news, NBA.COM still thinks the possibility that Jeremy might consider returning to his current team is a top story …

  • bolero

    interview with Jlin and Pacquiao . ENGLISH Tagalog.
    https://youtu.be/sg1sU320Wdc

  • Wandais38 .

    yes. but first and foremost he is a clown.

  • dolphin2k2

    The Knicks are tanking and they really don’t have the personnel to run the triangle properly. Even with Carmelo and Lin, the team still needs a good big guy to play pnr. Knicks’ priority would be at the C position.

  • 311

    It would be interesting cross-training for him, but I wonder if that would mess with his hand dexterity.

  • 311

    Me, three! Would be a good question to ask reporters on Twitter.

  • 311

    I didn’t get that sense at all from the interview. He seemed pretty relaxed and even upbeat. I should say I watched the video posted above and not the live stream, so maybe the vid cut off the beginning part you were talking about. But I feel it was pretty similar to his exit interview his first year in Houston.

    He seemed pretty straightforward and I didn’t see any subtext. I thought he did a good job of staying neutral and no real indications as to if he was staying or going. The strongest thing is the “hopefully” example you mentioned but even then, he’s right in that it’s too early to really know anything given that Mitch is preparing for waiting for the draft and to see where those pieces fall first. But I guess if anything this may suggest that LA isn’t super interested in keeping Jeremy if this is the answer they gave him.

    The last resort part was confusing, I’m not sure if he ever really answered the reporter’s question. I had to watch it a few times to understand what he was saying. He never said “LA is not the last resort” he said “it’s not like this is last resort”. The way he said it and the examples he listed before sounds like Lakers is not necessarily his last option (last on his list), it may very be his first option. Right now he’s open to anything and he doesn’t know what will happen, if and what Lakers and other teams will offer him. He doesn’t seem worried at all though.

  • 311

    I agree but it also doesn’t look good though if he’s on 5 different teams in the first 5 years of his NBA career. Plus it’s hard to build on anything if he’s constantly changing systems and teammates. I’m sure starting from square one all the time is frustrating for him.

  • 311

    Pretty much this. Everything else he said was more or less the same stuff he’s said throughout this season. Nothing new for us except for what you said.

  • 311

    Not quite. I think it is much more straightforward. He doesn’t say he doesn’t care other people got annoyed (I don’t think he’d say something like that or even imply that). He’s just happy and grateful for their support and he can’t really ask for anything more, that is all. Simple and great answer.

  • CJSHYY

    That must be by Lakers FO … hope w this that no team will give Lin contract… smh!

  • 311

    How about Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (if you believe that is a mirror behind her)?

  • kittyhead

    But Lin makes it very clearly he wanna go to the best team where he fits well when his prime is coming…How couldnt other teams get the sign—Lakers are ruled out already? lol

  • CJSHYY

    I thought even he did say he is considering return but he only said like the city, fans but never said the team.. I guess in press conference, he has to say he wanted to return, right? But Fit it’s not about the city, fans. More about team.

  • sws94

    Jeremy Lin is American.

  • lleepar

    Will the injured players who had exit interviews yesterday be on the Laker’s bench for tonight’s last game of the season?

  • Rick Johnson

    Robert Sha‏@Gadgetomi
    Despite being marginalized for most of the season, Jeremy Lin still leads the Lakers in points, assists, steals, and free throw totals.

    https://twitter.com/Gadgetomi/status/588373388395032576

  • lleepar

    If the Lakers FO is trying to shape the headlines about Jeremy’s exit interview, I could see them having a couple of different motives. Of course, one of them is as you’ve suggested — that the Lakers might want to discourage any other teams from courting Jeremy, hoping that he’ll still be available at the end of the summer for chicken feed.

    But I also think the Lakers FO is very sensitive to the pervasive feeling that no player of quality wants to come play for Byron Scott and his ball-hogging SG. That’s why BS made that ridiculous comment about opposition players soliciting him for next season during games. That’s also why the FO would try to counter any suggestion that a hard-working, reasonable guy like Jeremy Lin isn’t running as fast as he can to get away from the disfunctional disaster that is the Lakers team and organization.

  • JW

    Somebody mentioned Sports Access said Lin is worth $1 mil a year.

    Hypothetical. If that team is to tell him that they will have MDA and he will be guaranteed to start in all the games if he’s not injured, should he take it?

  • Brent Yen

    No

  • JW

    Lin did say it’s not the $.

  • JW

    what about if LAL is the only other option. (Just hypothetical. I don’t believe he should get that low of an offer)

  • Brent Yen

    But money and FIT is not completely uncorrelated.

  • Brent Yen

    Then he has to take it..

  • webattorney

    As long as it’s not insulting. Lol If it’s an only offer, then of course, he has to take it.

  • BobbyH

    No in a sense that the scenario would never comes to reality.

  • Brent Yen

    yes sir!

  • webattorney

    I thought Jordan Hill has a higher PPG average for this season? Also, JC. Or is the guy saying Lin has most points for the season?

  • JW

    I do agree that if he was offered $1 mil only, it would be very insulting.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think Sports Access is crazy to say so… I know Lin said money is not his priority in FA but not means he needs to get underpay.. I hate Lakers & TWC.

  • Brent Yen

    When I said no, I did not take the insulting factor into consideration. 1M/yr is just ridiculous at so many levels.

  • webattorney

    Wrong place at wrong time.

  • Brent Yen

    Did they really said that? who said it? I found it hard to believe even it is the LAL we are talking about

  • webattorney

    I hope Pacman beats Mayweather, but my money is on Mayweather winning on decision. If Pacman wins, it will be on knock-out.

  • JW

    It’s down there in this discussion by Guest. apparently Mike bresnahan said it.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL, and ppl think we are delusional…

  • webattorney

    Serena and Lin will make a cute couple. Lin’s not just saying he would consider Lakers just to be polite. That’s the way I read his interview.

  • JW

    The thing is, it’s so hard to gauge what NBA teams will offer him. We think he should be over $10 mil easily, but we are a bit biased.

    I guess how low is too low for him to say this is just insulting and not come back to the NBA?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know just someone (guest) said so but I asked him or her who is the host? Never got replied. I am sort of don’t think TWC will say that bc I think FO will not just let Lin walk like NYK that stupid w nothing in return.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think Lin will get pay that low bc even Price got more than that… I guess from now on all these dumb rumors will show up daily. smh! July is still far far away….

  • webattorney

    I heard Lin’s interview. It seemed to me that Lin is being sincere when he said that he would not mind returning to Lakers. I don’t get the sense that he was just being politically correct when he said that. He was serious and there was no hesitancy or smirk or anything like that. I think if Lakers offered him a decent money, returning to Lakers is a definite possibility. That’s the impression I got from his interview. I have no problem with Lin returning to Lakers IF other offers are not that great. Maybe Lin became a better actor being in Hollywood. Lol

  • Brent Yen

    If you trash a player just because you know he is not coming back…that is just plain disgusting..

  • Brent Yen

    I will deal with that sad news when it becomes real. Now…I am just enjoying the no LAL life

  • guest

    That’s typo. Meant to be $10mil.

  • webattorney

    No way in the world, Lin will get less than $3 Mill per year. I would say $5 Mill per year is the floor.

  • Jeremy actually did very well in being diplomatic in answering questions, finding things that he agreed with Mitch & BScott plus opening doors to come back to LA. So verbally, he was very cordial towards LA as a player which was very good.

    I was actually paying attention to the subtle body language on how he responded to questions. The strongest emotion was probably when he was asked about “Was there any time during the season that this was not the place to be?”. He clearly was disappointed and was being cryptic or confusing as you said because he answered with “never say never”, “keep trusting God” and ending with a bit more confusing “it’s not like this is the last resort”. My takeaway is he couldn’t come up with diplomatic but honest answers to replace saying “yes” so he focused on the generalities to stay positive and keep trusting God. IMO we all are left with the impression LA is not that “good place where he fits” and it’s not the only option he has.

    I felt like during HOU years, he was more upbeat about the 2nd season in HOU and things he wanted to improve. There is lack of positive experience to say in LA

    Yes, I also caught that he’s not worried at all. That’s good, hopefully he really talked to some people or his agents get good vibe from other teams. I kept thinking he and Parsons might have good chat about DAL so it might be fresh in memory about having options =]

  • Brent Yen

    HAHAHAHAHA…..what the….that is a big difference…..LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I got the mix feeling about his talk from interview. In the beginning I thought he sure will not return but later watched it again. Not so sure about that… then talked w friends, they all said he seemed to put FIT in his priority & said he is not ruled out return bc in the press conference w question like that… who would say NO?! But from the question about summer training sort of match what he will do to make Kobe work him on O….?! Really don’t know now & hope he will not stay.

  • Brent Yen

    It is just like the bidding on a government project. Every company seems have the chance until they saw the specifications….lol

  • CJSHYY

    What do you think Lin will return to Lakers or not?

  • PPP

    Its not impossoble If both Rondo and Ellis are not resigning. Cuban signed Calderon for 7m per.

  • Brent Yen

    ONLY reason he would come back that I can think of is he gets no other offers.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Rox will offer him the contract, right? Maybe Mav or GSW too?

  • Brent Yen

    I mean the difference between 1M and 10M…..I certainly think Lin has a chance to get 10M

  • IMO Lin’s worth at least $1M when not stepping the court yet :]

    Even as backup PG, his skills to wreak havoc in paint and be Top 5 PG in PER after All-Star with PnR would deserve at least $5M/year. More as a starting PG

    Just ignore the noise especially when they don’t have facts to back it up

  • Brent Yen

    My expectations is he will at least get 7-9 offers. Maybe 1-3 are good fit with OK money. So I am very relaxed…LOL

  • JW

    Without the noise, there’s gonna be very little Lin stuff to talk about until July.

  • CJSHYY

    If so then I think he will consider of course. Even he said money is not the priority. But I know Lakers will offer him good contract just like they did to D12 after Kobe is so mean to him.

  • CJSHYY

    He just showed up said it’s typo. 10M per year.

  • Brent Yen

    Will you correct the amount if it was a typo?

  • CJSHYY

    In Lakers, they treated bad to the players w contract year. Like Davis, after he said he will option out, he got DNP & even now he finally got some playing time but no ball?! It’s even worst… smh! Lakers is bad.

  • guest

    You got it right. Bravo.
    LinLin def has had that many teams winking at him during the All-Star break. I m cheerleader too.

  • PPP

    If lin says hes gonna play for a vet minimun, how many teams will line up?

    I say: 25

  • Brent Yen

    I think 30

  • There are 3 keywords that Lin said when being asked about returning to LA:
    1. “#1 priority is a good team where he would FIT”
    2. “Yes …. but a lot of things had to happen”
    3. “It’s not like it’s the last resort”

    IMO it’s wise to leave the door open as a player but he knows he doesn’t FIT in BScott’s system, many drafting scenario or Rondo/Dragic courting, and he let people know LA is not his only option.

    And yes, Lin is getting better in Hollywood =)

    For me, it’s the lack of positive things he said about BScott coaching and system that assures me he doesn’t want to come back given any choices. Maybe he would even choose to go to HOU rather than being back in LA LOL

  • Brent Yen

    nononono the only key word is we are the true fans (at least I read it this way) LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    what kind of question is that?

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Yesssss, we are TRUE fans Lindeed! =)

  • let’s have good noises then =)
    like those rumors of Filipina GF LOL

  • I’m truly impressed with Lin’s diplomacy skill nowadays.
    Excellent in reading nuances to build good relationships.

    Maybe there is some truth to that rumor of him having a Filipina GF? LOL
    Practice makes perfect!

  • LOL .. that’s a big difference hehe..
    $10M/year sounds about right as a starting PG!

  • CJSHYY

    Someone also said to the end he said “Whether I come back or not…” & also thanks to all the reporters that seemed to be not coming back?

  • GadgetTomi is correct
    According to BB Reference, JLin still leads Lakers in PTS/ASTS/FT totals
    Even blocks for guards

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/2015.html

    But he only leads Jordan Hill by 3 pts so if Hill plays tonight, he will probably surpass Lin’s total PTS.

  • yes, it’s like a farewell greeting to appreciate reporters.

    I’m 99% sure that Lin doesn’t want to come back if there are other options.
    Also, the recent rumor of Kobe courting Rondo openly will definitely make Lin want to leave.
    We know he puts loyalty first

  • CJSHYY

    Do you think he has other options now? What happened to Rox?

  • Rick

    Why such a question? Are you out of mind?

  • Rick Johnson

    They did it to Dwight.

  • Seeing him talk to Parsons before game give some hopes that DAL might be an option. After all they’re the 1st team who gave him a chance, Parsons is there, Rondo not working out , great coach and will go deep in playoff.

    Knowing how Lin is so honest, he seemed so assured that he has options so that’s my basis that he really has options. Otherwise, he’ll be more low-key saying he’ll have to find out in FA

    IMO, Lin always put loyalty first. I don’t think he’ll want to play for Lakers and Rockets anymore unless the regime (BScott/Kobe & Morey/McHale) change

  • Rick

    Well, I am 100% sure Lin is not coming back.

  • Rick Johnson

    KEVIN DINGVerified account
    ‏@KevinDing
    Jeremy Lin’s likely only Lakers season has offered a life lesson. My column: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2431620-jeremy-lin-lakers-learn-about-themselves-and-each-other-amid-lost-season
    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/588386175183814656

  • Care to guess Lakers Final Grade this season?
    https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/588392711037693952

  • Brent Yen

    Then they are just disgusting

  • Grace Nsns

    Jordan Clarkson and Wesley Johnson are not playing tonight against the Kings— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 15, 2015

  • CJSHYY

    Good to click or not?

  • Rick Johnson

    Some good, some not so good. One quote I like:

    “And maybe Mike D’Antoni signs up to coach the Denver Nuggets, they dump talented butknuckleheaded Ty Lawson and sign Lin to run spread-floor pick-and-rolls over and over until the opponents run out of oxygen in that altitude and D’Antoni’s mustache curls up in glee.”

    I could see Lin in Denver with run and gun in that thin atmosphere with big home court advantage.

  • Alain Gervais

    only fair

  • Grace Nsns

    and w/ the worst winning % in franchise history.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He said he will not ruled out Lakers as a option that means he has more so he will consider Lakers is part of the options. Mav? Not sure I wish bc Lin didn’t seem to showcase when he last vs Mav? Plus CP is not that popular in Mav if compare to Tyson. Cuban likes brand name player… DW, Rondo…

  • yes, this is the best paragraph of the potential Linsanity Redux next season.

    Kevin Ding knew Lin would possibly find the best fit in MDA’s system so he can say “I told you so” next season.

  • very fair, mostly positive to highlight BScott’s preferring other players than Lin

  • Grace Nsns

    BS’ run everybody into ground. The kid made into all rookie the 1st team? well worth it, tons of min and shots taken, way to go, lol

  • CJSHYY

    I really don’t care about the game tonight. More interesting to know what the players will say in exit interview. Like Davis, Boozer & Hill.

    Oh! Just read from MM, Davis is open to talk w Lakers about the contract so I guess that’s why he can play again after DNP.

  • CJSHYY

    Kelly was playing well last year too… Look at him now? No big deal it all depends on the playing time & ball he got.

  • Here’s the Lakers report:

    Los Angeles Lakers: F

    Record:​ 21-60
    Midseason record: F
    Off. Rating: 24 | Def. Rating: 29 | Net Rating: 27

    At a glance: Well, there’s no question what the yearbook quote for the 2014-15 Lakers will be.

    “I got a sense of a whole lot of them I wouldn’t want to be in a foxhole with. I think they’d end up shooting me in the back.” – Lakers coach Byron Scott on his players

    What a perfectly horrible thing to say to cap off a perfectly horrible season. Shooting your players in the back by wondering whether they might shoot you in the back is basically the NBA’s dark and twisted version of “Inception.” How deep, exactly, is this gyre of demented friendly fire?

    At some point, running down all the bad things that have happened to the Lakers gets to be tiresome. So, quickly: an aging Kobe Bryant posted an atrocious -12.2 net rating before suffering his third straight season-ending injury; Nick Young predictably failed to live up to a large multi-year contract and his own incessant hype; Jeremy Lin never found the right fit and will be running as fast as possible toward free agency; 2014 lottery pick Julius Randle suffered a season-ending injury on opening night; Steve Nash retired without playing a game this season and without getting traded; and the Lakers are about to post the worst point differential in the 67-year history of the franchise.

    To make matters worse, the Lakers didn’t even properly execute the tank, winning four games against fellow laughingstocks Minnesota and Philadelphia during the last month. As it stands, L.A. has the fourth-worst record in the league. Remember, the Lakers only get to keep their 2015 lottery pick if it lands in the top five. So, if two teams jump over the Lakers in the lottery order, they will be forced to hand over that pick to the Sixers (who acquired it from the Suns at the trade deadline). For the sake of their fan base’s sanity, the Lakers really, really, really need that pick. Gulp. Rolling out Carlos Boozer and a bunch of D-Leaguers only to get gut-punched by the wrong ping pong ball combinations? Now is a bad time to mention Bryant will make $25 million next season, isn’t it?

  • CJSHYY

    It should be Kobe not BS…LOL!

  • yup, BScott really destroyed the franchise but still got the accolades from his boss.
    It’s the Twilight Zone in Lakers land.

  • true, BScott is just the evil minion :]

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Really surprised to see him said so openly about MDA & Lin?! So Ding doesn’t think Lin will stay either? Looks like that Rondo rumors to Lakers it’s true.

  • Alain Gervais

    so people on the kevin ding article saying lin is a good person but not a starter. also that lol wait for it …….clarkson is already better then him. lmao i know i know.

  • CJSHYY

    Who said that? Ding?

  • Alain Gervais

    commenters

  • CJSHYY

    These fans probably didn’t watch the games just check from Box score… If you watch the game you can tell, JC can score that’s true. But the other teams didn’t guard him that much like they did to Lin. JC got lots of open shots plus he couldn’t set up for his teammates. He’s a SG not PG. Watch few of his full games, he is just so rookie to me.

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t tell me lol i know unfortunately i watched all the games. clarkson will be average back up. anyways lin is leaving so move on. I’m tired of people defining lin as if he is today what he will always be. not to mention what you saw in la was lin play n a style he didn’t fit in.

  • Rick

    My takeaway: “And now I want to be able to make sure I evolve my game to be someone who’s not contingent on anything other than me impacting the game. That’s my goal.”

  • Rick Johnson

    Would be funny if they lose that pick. LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    good point. and i think an accurate analogy.

  • joyce ward

    I disagree. It seemed like an after thought., especially when the reporter asked him if he can stay will he, and lin said something like sure, i like the fans here and i am from California-translation(if kobe/scott gone,yaeh, iw ould love to come back)

  • 1mtoldman

    still pretty interesting to note that the much maligned jermey lin who it seems every one agrees “didn’t fit” and had a “inconsistent” season; with one game left in the season and not playing for the last however many games and only starting 30 games in a 82 game season:

    still leads the team on the season in points, assists, and steals.

    (he would have held it for the season if it weren’t for the late injuries even without playing again; hill and boozer would never have played again if not for so many last minute dropouts).

    and lin was like double digit points ahead of hill before that.

  • Tina

    Lol. Okay. Jc can score, but cannot defend or win yet. But, whatever.

  • Dorothy

    It is also the impression I got after watching his interview. Then when I read posters from here and .net, I felt better that most read it as he is not coming. Maybe we are the minority on this forum feeling that way. I was screaming in my heart Lin do NOT come back to LAL while watching it. I feel he was sincere when he said he and BS have gain more respect over time…etc. psalm is also right when Lin did not say positive about BScott coaching and system indicate Lin does think think high of BS. Hope we are wrong. If he comes back, I don’t think I have the stomach to watch him being abused by BS and Kobe for another year. Yet I also understand he loves LA the city.

  • guest

    Mike bresnahan if I heard wrong I’m sorry

  • Rick Johnson

    Same people will start to trash him next year when they realize he can’t run an offense that gets others involved or get neutered having to always pass to Kobe and is a liability on defense. Will be Patrick Beverley / Raymond Felton all over again.

  • joyce ward

    I think what is really funny is that Bledsoe and Dragic tthe two most overrated PG’s in the league that neither of their teams didn’t make the playoffs:)

  • CJSHYY

    Heat failed too? Wow! I really want to know how much Heat will pay for Dragic now?

  • Rick Johnson

    They believe in their biased views, rather than watch objectively and look at the numbers. Like Drexler couldn’t believe that the numbers told them Lin was faster than Wall.

  • joyce ward

    First off, he will not be on the floor the same time as Kobe. If Rondo signs, he will be parked on the bench. If they don’t get Rondo, I think price will be Kobe’s ball boy and Clarkson will still come off the bench. It will be another tank year for the Lakers…LOL

  • joyce ward

    I think he will stay in Miami, because Pat Riley will scare him off because kobe for sure.LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think so. Wade is not as bad as Kobe.

  • Rick Johnson

    And if NOP win today Westbrook not going to the playoffs either. NOP own the tie breaker.

  • Brent Yen

    Less likely NOP will win tho

  • lleepar

    Hopefully, Lin finds a team with a balance like this …
    https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/588342068914872320

  • CJSHYY

    I think he said he loves city & fans nothing about the team. I guess he really love the city & fans but not the team. LOL! I hope he will not stay bc Kobe will make him even more miserable life again.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe SAS rests their starters. They don’t have anything to play for.

  • Brent Yen

    I hope so….if starters play, I would assume they are just doing their own things….tighting something up maybe

  • Rick Johnson

    No I was wrong, I guess SAS does have something to play for:

    http://www.nba.com/spurs/spurs-pelicans-preview-4/15/15

    “San Antonio also controls its own fate and will win the Southwest Division and earn the No. 2 seed with a victory. With a loss, the Spurs can finish as far down as sixth – excluding fourth because Portland has claimed that spot with the Northwest title – while opening the division up to Houston.”

  • Brent Yen

    Ok….then….goodbye NOP….LOL

  • joyce ward

    Where are they playing.

  • CJSHYY

    Did Nets make it to playoff this year?

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/588360399956926465

  • Brent Yen

    Hard to say

  • Brent Yen

    NOP will face SAS, while OKC face TWolve

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Even worse, Dragic failed in the eastern conf.

  • Brent Yen

    this

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They have to win tonight plus India has to lose.

  • Rick Johnson

    In New Orleans

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What this?

  • Brent Yen

    meaning everyone much see this…a good comment…lol

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s one pick gone. Wonder if they’ll lose another one to the 76er’s?

    Eric PincusVerified account
    ‏@EricPincus
    With Clippers’ climb in standings, Lakers lose second-round pick
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/lakersnow/la-sp-ln-clippers-climb-lakers-lose-2nd-round-pick-20150415-story.html

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/588430092415569921

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks. Can’t read your mind well.

  • Marie Simon

    Peace will only settle if Jeremy finally finds a great coach, trustable FO & unselfish teammates. Whether it’s a big or small market, am pretty sure Jeremy will finally see the light at the end of tunnel. God speed on your journey Jeremy!!

  • ManuGinobilin

    The Pelicans are actually 2-1 against the Spurs this year – with all games being very close.

    Game 1: NOP 100 @ SAS 99
    Game 2: SAS 90 @ NOP 97
    Game 3: NOP 93 @ SAS 95

    All three games were played in November or December though, when the Spurs weren’t as hot + healthy as they are now.

    I’m not sure what’s going to happen tonight, but it’ll be fun. With so much on the line, I don’t expect a blowout. The fact that the game is in NOP helps the Pelicans a lot imo. I think Davis puts up a huge game and the Pelicans pull off the win.

  • Marie Simon

    I am gonna miss Jeremy tremendously now that I know how much he appreciated his true fans:(

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s enjoy the brilliance of coach Brad Stevens.

  • Spot

    I told he would’ve been a dream to see Jeremy coached by Stevens. Unfortunately they already have a crowded backcourt with smart Thomas and Bradley…

  • 1mtoldman

    also if wb lose. ie. either way wb out. nop in with one or the other right?

  • 1mtoldman

    again: as i understand it they dont have to win they EITHER have to win or wb’s lose. wb’s usually lose when wb’ is scoring big. (tho i guess he has the scoring crown rapped up so maybe he wont take 43 shots 2nite).

  • 1mtoldman

    just from watching the play out of the games the wade/kobe/dragic/lin dynamic was similar. ie. wade didn’t shoot/score well with dragic on the floor. they almost never played together well.

    wade would only start it rolling with dragic out and chalmers in.

    tho dragic got his points (and to a lesser extent minutes) there he and wade never worked well together.

  • 1mtoldman

    agree. and if people here are right that young is gone 2 (and im starting to lean that way then clarkson (if not traded by trade deadline, and i still beleive he will be). clarkson would be the back up 2 to kobe.

    (of course kobe will be out with another season ending injury by then and vowing to return again the following year).

    i still think clarkson is trade bait no matter what; thats why hes been given this unprecedented opportunity to stat pad. and be promoted at the end of the season while lin was “not available”.

    bottom line: yes another tank year for lakers, actually as long as kobe can say: “one more time”. it will be yet anotehr tank year for lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…magic number is 1…for NOP

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, but it would be unusual for Minnesota to beat OKC on such an important game.

  • perhaps you can plan to go to the next Fan Meet similar to the WSS store & let him know we appreciate what he said. Or tell him before a game starts next season :]

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if that happens.
    When people try to lose, they usually get their wish in all areas

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    I know but at least Wade or Heat did let Dragic got his points unlike Lin in Lakers, he just couldn’t do anything at all w limited min & off ball a lot.

  • John Lee

    Funny…and beautiful.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Not really. I think he’ll be fine 🙂

  • guest

    Mike bresnahan
    LA times

  • CJSHYY

    What? He said Lin should get paid w 10M per year?

  • spiderman

    ….and well-deserved

  • Finally, we are down to the last Game Thread of this season!

    Get your bottle of champagne ready 🙂

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g82-sac-lal-game-threadbest-coachteam-poll/

    Jeremy will not play tonight although he verified that his knee is OK and is ready for 1-on-1 practice during his exit interview.

    LA Media mostly acknowledged JLin will most likely leave LA in the free agency although Lin diplomatically leaves the door open for a return. He commented a lot of thing would need to happen for it to come to realization. He seemed confident that there will be other options than staying in LA. Kevin Ding even touched upon the scenario when Jeremy Lin and Mike D’Antoni will be reunited in Denver Nuggets acknowledging the real possibility.

    It’s tremendously uplifting for Jeremy Lin fans around the world to hear Jeremy said, “My true fans will be with me until the day I die!” No stronger words can express how much he appreciates his loyal fans

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/588197975639330816

    Your Free Agency will soon start. Your true fans will be fully behind you to extend wishes/prayers/hope for a team with the best fit, Jeremy! 😎

  • John Lee

    Minor correction: “True fans will be with him even AFTER Jeremy kicks the bucket.” He shall always be remembered as the Asian-American NBA icon who shattered the moldS (ethnicity AND Harvard grad).

  • and hopefully becomes the 1st minority NBA Commissioner? =)

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think he will be remembered for years to come even after he retired from NBA.

  • JoeTeam

    yep.

  • JoeTeam

    guess so …

  • 311

    Yeah, good point. He did seem like he was trying to dance around the question. It seemed like he wanted to answer it truthfully at first and then thought for a moment and then answered it more diplomatically like you said.

    I really do hope he has offers waiting for him that he is aware about. But since we have no way of knowing, my gut just tells me that he’s be in the league long enough and has enough faith in himself and his skills that he will have no problem getting offers somewhere, wherever it may be.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Karma time

  • yes, I get the same sense that you did that he’s confident about his skills that he brings that he has a place in the NBA. He mentioned how he beat people that he didn’t know he could so he’s grown in confidence in just 2.5 years in the NBA that he can not just play but outperform many players.

    It’s very encouraging to hear him say that. I remember the video with Doc where Doc asked him to get in his head that he can beat many people. He has come a long way! 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Here is an article that has described Byron Scott pretty well in Lakernation. (The writer didn’t understand Jeremy Lin as much as some of us here though)
    http://www.lakersnation.com/what-byron-scott-and-jeremy-lin-can-learn-from-each-other/2015/03/31/

    Extract:
    Scott takes tremendous pride in being an old school cat, which is why he’s treated Ronnie Price, a career-third string journeyman, as a more valuable commodity than Lin, the younger, more talented player.

    At the risk of sounding crude or misogynous, Scott considers Price tough and Lin a p—-.

    And more than any other single factor, I think that speaks to Scott’s generally dismissive attitude towards Lin. He regards Lin as the embodiment of a direction in basketball he doesn’t much care for. Scott appears to disdain anything that melds
    progressive thinking and hoops. He’s openly disdainful toward analytics. He insisted three-pointers don’t win championships,
    despite serious evidence to the contrary. There’s the disinclination to establish games through the use of pick-and-roll, which happens to double as Lin’s specialty. To say the least, the NBA has become a pick-and-roll dominated league, but Scott’s basketball universe still revolves around iso, postups, long two’s, and this particular season, Kobe.

    Scott’s explanation that pick-and-roll encourages “standing around” is confusing on its best day. (I’ve rarely seen less
    ball and player movement than whatever the h*** system the Lakers ran this season.) But more importantly, it
    represents a willingness to let Lin flounder, and I imagine reflects a lack of respect for Lin.

    Since the All-Star break, Scott has for whatever reason relented, and Lin’s responded with consistently strong play. Had Scott been more flexible earlier, Lin could have been better showcased for a deadline deal, which would have landed even more desperately needed assets, or simply solidified himself as part of the Lakers’ core as they (fingers crossed) successfully rebuild.

    Instead, Scott largely — and in my mind, pointlessly — wasted Lin.