2014-15 Jeremy Lin Lakers Season Summary

All Lin fans have breathed a sigh of relief that Jeremy Lin’s season with the Lakers came to an end with Jeremy being mostly healthy, with the exception of sore knee in the past 4-5 games.

Lakers Fans Deprived of Linsanity in LA Experience

(except for 6-7 Post ASB games)

It’s very unfortunate that Lakers fans cannot enjoy Linsanity in LA due to Byron Scott’s apathy to Pick-and-Roll system that Jeremy excels, especially with Lin-Davis undeniable chemistry. For many possible reasons (i.e. tanking system, personal dislike of Lin’s playing style, prioritizing Kobe role as SG/PG/SF, etc.), Jeremy Lin could not find home in LA. There was a brief period of Linsanity-like 6-7 games after the All-Star break where Jeremy was allowed to run Pick-And-Roll offense which looked quite unstopppable but Byron Scott asked Jeremy to shut it down. It’s a small evidence that Jeremy was the same talented PnR (but much skilled) player when Linsanity broke through in NYC in 2012. But Byron chose to say no to PnR and winning since Top 5 Draft Pick in 2015 was at stake and Lin’s winning ways in Kobe’s absence will reflect badly on Kobe’s retirement season in 2015-16.

Moving Forward In Search of New Home 

(as Dwight Howard recently did)

And Lin fans should not lose heart because Jeremy is not the only one who cannot call LA home. Dwight Howard, Shaquille O’Neal, Ramon Sessions showed the same pattern of Kobe Bryant unwillingness to share the spotlight in LA.  If it’s only 1-2 players, there might be other personal issues. But when they are multiple players having the same issues to co-exist with Bryant, it’s hard to deny Kobe Bryant’s staying power in LA. With his 5 rings, Lakers has chosen to swim or sink with Kobe until he retires.

As for Jeremy, he stated his desire to find a good team where he will FIT well in the free-agency. He didn’t close the door to return to LA but it’s unlikely that many things would chance to make Lakers a good fit for him next season.

2014-15 Jeremy Lin Season Performance

For now, we can recap his performance and growth in an underrated season and enjoy his season highlights

After the last game vs Kings when Lin didn’t play, Hill and Boozer leaped over Lin for most points so JLin is now #3. But Jeremy still leads the Lakers in Assists, Steals, and Free Throw TOTALS

Source: Basketball Reference, Lakers 14-15 Season

Compared to his previous seasons, Jeremy’s FG% dipped to 42.4% in Byron’s minimal PnR system but he reached career high in 3PT%.

His PPG dipped to 11.2 as his minutes dropped to 25.8 contrary to Mitch Kupchak promise in early season that he will play a lot of minutes.

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Source: SportingChart, Jeremy Lin

[Editor update: per Kwok]

JLin is ranked 18th among PGs by ESPN RPM @1.66 as on Apr 19.
http://espn.go.com/nba/statist


JLIN is ranked 16th among PGs by WAR @4.75 as on Apr 19
http://espn.go.com/nba/statist



He is also ranked 21st by ESPN ORPM; 20th by DRPM.
Every player above Lin has played more minutes per game than Jeremy.


Impressive!

WAR: The estimated number of team wins attributable to each player, based on RPM

RPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and 

defensive possessions. RPM takes into account teammates, opponents and additional factors


ORPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team offensive performance, measured in points scored per 100 offensive possessions


DRPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team defensive performance, measured in points allowed per 100 defensive possessions

2014-15 Jeremy Lin Video Highlights

Kudos to Christina Cheng who compiled these excellent JLin highlights:

Please feel free to add more analysis so we can include it in this post.

 

  • Yascar

    First. Keep fighting Jeremy!

  • It’s not surprising if Boozer does not come back along with Swaggy and Lin.
    Do you know what Swaggy, Lin and Boozer have 1 thing common in 2014-15 season?

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/589186679900012544

  • Tina

    BS doghouse? lol

    young will likely be traded… boozer will likely try to go to a contending team and play off the bench…

  • close but there was 1 reason before going to BScott DNP dog house :]

    They all dared to criticize Kobe Bryant and fell out of favor quickly.

    Boozer and Lin stood up to speak up against Kobe one-man show in the GSW game (Game 10). Even when Lin didn’t name Kobe’s name, Kobe quickly moved on from the mentoring project.
    Swaggy thought his joking way was invincible but it’s over when he said Kobe getting hurt was a blessing in disguise for other players.

  • Tina

    oh… man.. kobe is sick.

  • Yascar

    I remember that game so well. Jeremy looked defiant sitting on the bench. Unfortunately, that watery is probably lost now to the rest of the NBA world. But we remember. And I bet Jeremy does too.

  • Chipdip

    I’ll be very happy if Jeremy not returning to the Lakers.

    Jeremy, we all know you read this site, so you know most of us (if not all) would not want to see you again in a Lakers uniform until all the jokers there are gone … in a few years.

  • CJSHYY

    What? I thought he said he will?! Looks like they will not want to keep the old guys…

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t like Lin to be w Lakers bc two of their target are PG?! So I really think it’s best Lin not stay w Lakers bc they will use develop young players to make Lin be a bench next season again. Plus sure will have lots of rumors or news that to get RW in 2016. Why go through these trash again.

  • Rick Johnson

    It seemed like Kobe was saying he wanted Lin to stand up to him, that he and Derek Fisher bickered all the time but he couldn’t love a teammate more. Then there was the “give me the ball and get the f…c out of my way” incident. Shortly after that Lin was on the bench.

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee
    ‏@penny10654
    cmorris2233(IG) And I just met @JLin7 from the #lakers what a day #Cali #sandiego

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/589219570478551040

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Give the first round picks to the Laker. The team still sucks big time next season with Byron Scott running plays for them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The problem is Kobe has very little left in his tank but Byron still wants to show him off. The result is the cruel reality that Kobe is finished as a legit NBA baller.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Boozer played wisely and still has lots of his game left in his tank. Given him the minutes, he still can average a double double every game.

  • GoodDayLA

    this happens to every star athlete. Nothing new here. Kobe sells so much merchandise and is still a big draw whether Lin fans on here want to admit it or not.

    Good luck to Lin this summer finding the right team. I will keep positive that there has to be at least 1 team in the NBA. Just 1.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Despite Byron’s effort to cover up the truth, Lin-Davis-Boozer is still the most effective front-line for the Laker in defense and offense.

  • GoodDayLA

    If coaches really do have power in the NBA, then Lin needs to choose the right coach. But I just don’t buy the front office just sits and watches the coach play the wrong guys, at least not every single team sits there like that watching the coach falter.

    In Houston it seemed Les Alex liked Lin. But he still let his coaches and GM do whatever they wanted to Lin.
    LAcob claimed he loved Lin but let Coach Smart marginalize Lin.
    Jeannie Buss claims she liked Lin but she’s really a Kobe lover who wanted Lin to succeed but not at Kobe’s expense.

    So I do think Lin needs to choose the right GM and coaches who all really believe in him.

    And I think Lin will.

    It’ll be interesting that for sure. Even if he signs with MDA and is ordained the starting point guard, I am going to temper my expectations. When it comes to Lin, impossible is really nothing and it cuts both ways.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Does it occur to you all fans here that Byron Scott deliberately break up Lin-Davis connection in order to lose games?

  • John Lee

    Not really, since it was only brought up about…TWENTY THOUSAND TIMES since preseason.

    Where have you been?

  • Lam

    Contender ha ha..? They won’t even make it to playoffs.

  • Keith
  • bolero

    Melo And The Knicks: How The Savior Complex Has Ruined Everything
    http://knickerblogger.net/melo-and-the-knicks-how-the-savior-complex-has-ruined-everything/

    Good article.

  • guest

    It appears that Mark Cuban is the only NBA owner who dictates the team’s player selection and of course the starter, backup status of players. Personally, I don’t like the Mavs and I’m glad that Cuban doesn’t seem to keen on Lin playing for his team.

    GSW owner maybe just doing PR talks to pester Lin fans in the Bay Area. But I am particularly disappointed in Jeanie Buss whom in my opinion, a weak, mediocre lady.

    For all the superficial PR talks, Lin’s current and former employers are not true believers of Lin. Lin got to move on and find his home and I strongly believe he will.

  • Grace Nsns

    This season JLin ranked 20 among PGs by espn RPM, quite impressive as by definition RPM doesn’t favor Lin type of high-risk-high-reward players, Lin did make great progress.

  • Grace Nsns
  • Guest
  • bolero
  • bolero

    The can always use JLin in uptempo offense..FA

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Well I hope J, Ed, and Boozer don’t come back to the Lakers. I miss those hockey assists!

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  • adele

    Hope Lin will not be deceived by empty promises just like what morey did when he first came to Houston.

  • Brewkowski

    LOL that was great. I actually visualized you yelling that out. LOL.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Both Frank Vogel and Larry Bird said during their their season exit interviews that the Pacers are going to be faster and smaller next season

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    For those below Lin:
    Patrick Beverley is rated @40th;
    Ronnie Price @25;
    Isaiah Thomas @22nd;
    Reggie Jackson @23rd
    Derrick Rose @29;
    Aaron Brooks @30

    Also everyone ahead of Jeremy had played more minutes per game than Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Lin won the poll. LOL!

    http://www.twcsportsnet.com/la

    Who is your Lakers MVP this season? (Poll Closed)

    Kobe Bryant –1.97%

    Jordan Clarkson — 13.92%

    Jordan Hill — 0.9%

    Ed Davis –1.24%

    Nick Young — 0.45%

    Jeremy Lin — 81.51%

  • leeda harun

    I dont see Dragic in there.? Why?

  • leeda harun

    Looking forward for next season

  • leeda harun

    Well from the business standpoint… They want to milk it till the last drop…whether it is kobe or lin.w

  • bolero
  • Keith

    Love it.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. So glad we voted even I really hate TWC Poll.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Dragic played in Phoenix Sun, he was used as a SG while Bledsoe ran the offense. This is the reason that Dragic left Phoenix.

    As SG, Gorgan Dragic is ranked @34.
    ORPM 1.79 DRPM -2.35 RPM -0.56
    The truth is Jeremy Lin is a much better defender than most of the PGs in NBA, and better than people give him credits.

    Jeremy is
    21st in ORPM
    22nd in DRPM
    20th in RPM

  • leeda harun

    thanks a lot

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Guess Byron Scott have got to throw the FO under the bus because he selects what he wants to be in the team next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is
    21st in ORPM
    22nd in DRPM
    20th in RPM

    Only 15 PGs have both positive ORPM and DRPM. Jeremy is one of them.
    1 Stephen Curry
    2 Chris Paul
    4 John Wall
    6 Kyle Lowry
    9 Eric Bledsoe
    10 Jrue Holiday
    11 Ricky Rubio
    13 Elfrid Payton
    14 Jeff Teague
    15 Marcus Smart
    16 Darren Collison
    20 Jeremy Lin
    25 Ronnie Price
    26 Rodney Stuckey
    28 Patty Mills

  • Grace Nsns

    Oh my God! Lin got both ears pierced? two rings?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Foreign players, no matter how good they are, they are often ignored by the media.
    Luigi Datome of Boston, a 6’8″ SF from Italy, undrafted.
    The last game against Milwaukee, he scored 22 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 27 minutes.
    In highlights of the game, you couldn’t find him at all.
    But he’s the leading scorer for the team and he shot 3-7 in 3P range, he made 9-15 shots.

    Is it fair?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mother Lin is not going to like it.

  • blubell
  • guest

    My bad, not pester but appease.

  • Keith

    @JLin7 led the @Lakers in scoring in a year he was playing out of position, system, with no backing from coach #NBA https://t.co/yBZY8kqLdA— Ido Amir (@IdoAmir) April 18, 2015

  • Keith

    After Kobe led the Lakers in total points scored for 12 years in a row, Jodie Meeks led the Lakers last season, and Jeremy Lin this season.— LA Sports Radio (@LASportsRadio) April 18, 2015

  • Spot

    Ben detto!!!

    Forza Gigi!!!

  • sws94

    Wow, Kobe didn’t make 2 percent. Lin not only won, it was a landslide. Wish Ed scored higher but Kobe at <2 is great!

  • CJSHYY

    Lin? Wow! Really surprised me. I thought it will be Young or Hill…? Bc Lin got so less playing time.

  • HY C

    ewww, I can’t stand men wearing earnings, even if it’s JLin.

  • Chipdip

    Now I hope to see Lin won’t go back to the Lakers!

  • Chipdip

    Ok! Does anyone like the new Lin haircut? Why?
    Jeremy has a relatively long face, this hair style “elongates” further… not a right fit to my eyes. What do you think?

  • orLinaryjoe

    I like the fade on sides and back. Too much off the top and front. As long as he likes it. As a guy and athlete , short hair is great, no fuss. His own expression.

  • Dorothy

    I remember he used to wear 1 ring before Linsanity. Surprised that he wears 2 now. Don’t like men wearing earrings. Hope my son does not use Lin as an excuse now.

  • FrankW

    Tattoos will be next.

  • JoeTeam

    Go GSW!

    I don’t know about you but I think if GSW wins it all, they will all be so happy that maybe they will look away from the salary cap problem and look to build a core of 3 great guards. Livingston has done a good job, but his own output has not made a difference (it has been serviceable support of ppl like Speights, Barbosa, Festus E, McAdoo, Holiday, etc. who step up on the 2nd unit).

    I would not mind if Lin gets to play for GSW because he’ll be home, valued, and he can focus on his other outside interests (he’s starting in investments, and his non-profit, faith work. He’ll be closer to his team). Lin’s proven to be able to run the best offense as a starter or a 2nd unit leader. Being on a champion heading to dynasty can only help him in the long run, and let’s face it … KT, Curry etc cannot be at the same franchise together for the 15 years to come. NBA will have shifts over time, and Lin will get his greatest chances if he’s on a great team for the next 3 yrs.

    Besides, I can only watch one team given time constraints, so I’m being selfish lol. Just tryin’ to convince you and the GSW FO.

  • Sophie Paris

    That’s okay. Depends what earrings it is.

  • Rick Johnson

    They might move David Lee. Next season he will be in the last year of a $15Mil / year contract. If they move him it will open up a lot of cap space.

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee
    ‏@penny10654
    sophiaaalu (IG)Taiwanese homie @JLin7 #linsanity
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/589524264711114753

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee‏@penny10654

    deliciousgarcia (IG)Best Friends!?! but really, met an athlete I’ve admired for years now @JLin7 #lakers #linsanity

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/589524088210653184

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee‏@penny10654

    wahsdet(IG) Nbd just grabbing some lunch with my bro @JLin7 #taiwanese #justanotherday

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/589523570834808832

  • JoeTeam

    thanks!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Which NBA team will JLin choose?

    Let’s start with the process of elimination. There are 4 teams that Jeremy will absolutely, positively, definitely NOT choose:

    1) The Los Angeles Lakers: Thanks to Kobe and BS, this has been the most miserable year of Lin’s entire life. There is absolutely no reason why Lin would volunteer for a second year of torture. Kobe is owed $25 mil on the final year of his contract, so he will be back along with his puppet coach.This past season, Kobe lasted until Xmas before the wheels fell off and next season Kobe will break down even sooner. But all it takes is about a month worth of games for Kobe to F-up an entire season and turn it into a tankathon. No thanks. Not even for $50 mil/year.

    2) The Houston Rockets: Before experiencing Kobe, BS and the Lakers, JLin felt that his second season with the Rox was, and would always be, the worst year of his life. He was wrong. The tanking, Kobe-glorifying Lakers, were even worse than McHale’s Rox. Does that mean Lin thinks about going back to Houston? Of course not! Not as long as McHale is still the coach. Even after Lin left the Rox, Mchale had the nerve to say that “Sometimes Jeremy plays for the other team.” Some things never change. Lin choosing to play for Mchale again is just not going to happen.

    3) The New York Knicks: With his 5-year, $25 mil/year contract, Melo is the equivalent of Kobe in terms of power and influence over his franchise. Melo hated the idea of Linsanity stealing his thunder the first time. Do you think Melo wants to bring back Linsanity to prove how wrong he was? Even if Melo now wants to win a championship with team play, he will ask for anyone but Lin. Then there is the problem of head coach. To my knowledge, the most anti-Lin, public statement that Derek Fisher made was when he justified benching Lin in favor of Beverley. In any case, Lin has to choose a coach who is definitely pro-Lin or at least fair. He cannot take a chance on another potential Lin-doubter.

    4) The Golden State Warriors: Steve Kerr has stated that he does not think highly of Jeremy Lin. This is sufficient to rule out this team. And with Curry and Thompson, there is no need for another great guard. Jeremy would be lucky to average 15 min/game. In addition, the GSW are already the top seed in the West and a very strong contender to win the championship. Even if Lin eventually helps them win it all, he will not get much credit. GSW can be ruled out for the near future.

  • joyce ward

    OK, I have to say this. Please don’t think that I am crazy, and I have done a lot of research in the last couple of weeks about the NBA and how they do business and have found out that Lin is dealing with much more than racism. Let me explain, I have a friend that is in the music industry and she has really giving me a revelation that what happens in that business to get a head. She told me that it is very demonic to get to get to a level to where you want to be. She said that it is what are you willing to give up to be the best. Some of the things she told me was very chilling. She also told me that it is this way in every area of the business where big money is involved and if you have influence over people. All I have to say is that if you are a christian please keep lin in prayer for his next team.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If I were the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, I would do whatever it takes to unload DWill and acquire JLin. I would then hype the return of Linsanity to New York like there was no tomorrow. If it doesn’t work out, the Nets will not be any worse off than they already are. But if Linsanity were to return… Then the owner could put the Nets up for sale and get a fantastic return on his investment. It just seems like a no-brainer to me. And apparently the Nets did inquire about getting Lin in a trade from the Rox at some point.

  • JoeTeam

    hmmm … yes, the temptations of money and power always win the higher you go. And if you want to be in that club, you need to play with the people and their values. Don’t know the details of what you think, but have faith. I don’t see Steph Curry being a James Harden off the court. Ppl love the good guys too. Seeing Steph’s family (dad, mom, bro, wife) on national TV just now many times just makes me like him better. Can’t judge by a few fan shots, but his family looks really nice and Steph has a nice track record. Lin can do that too … I got out of today’s game Lin would do much better in a supportive team where he can have fun again. Steph’s circus shot today on AD is within Lin’s abilities, and the difference is Lin was not allowed have fun in the last 2 teams. They won’t let him. Also, Lin is definitely not as good on the running-stop-3ohsnap so he can work on something this off season!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    When was speaking the true is being crazy?

  • webattorney

    Lin will be a new whipping boy for Kerr. Kerr does not like Lin’s. BB game. Lin will get 15 or less PT per game.

  • JoeTeam

    new dance, new partners, new chemistry. Trust me, Lin and Kerr would get along just fine just mho. The roadblock is salary and tax.

  • webattorney

    Trust me, they won’t. Kerr won’t say dumb things like other coaches though outside. I heard Kerr commentate on Lin’s game several times. No respect there for Lin’s BB game.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, lets say you are right because I did not hear what Kerr said and anyway, the chance of GSW picking Lin up is very low because of the tax. I’m just wishing for Lin to be on a great team so he can have the freedom to have fun. If Lin has fun, he plays so much better. If his team is contending, he comes alive because he’s Mr Clutch. For teams that are not team oriented, Lin is a fish out of water, just being a good guy. Running practice, shunting the ball. That is not him.

  • CJSHYY

    When Lin was in Lakers or Rox?

  • Charlie S

    Music industry, movie industry, sports industry. There’s a lot of soul crushing that goes on to make it to the top. Which is why it is rare to find someone like JLin.

  • Charlie S

    I can’t imagine Houston or LA having a serious chance to get JLin. After all the sweet talk that said to him the first time around… how could they possibly have anything honest to say this time? You know that saying, fool me once…

  • joyce ward

    Listen my friend is in the music business and he she states that if you have affluence over people, they will seek you out. She believes that they really want lin, but lin is turning them down. She believes that lin coming to Lakers had nothing to do with bball, but about lin’s affluence. Kobe couldn’t recruit him, then kobe was done with him.

  • joyce ward

    I totally agree. My friend stated that she knew for a fact that kobe, LBJ, Shaq, and MJ had all “sold out” as she put it.

  • sport

    Why take chances with a coach who’s been dissing Lin since Linsanity days?! Lin would be crazy to go back to GSW after how they treated him when he was a rookie. No way should Lin go back to his past teams!

  • sport

    What’s the point to be on a great team if the coach hates him and he won’t get playing time? Either that or marginalized again? Kerr has dissed Lin many times even at peak of Linsanity, it won’t be any different! Haters and people don’t just change!

  • TTNN

    don’t know how that do anything good to Lin though….. The coach style is very slow, he used to coach MEM….. Think about it, do you want Lin to play that style or not.

    Lin really could live without hype for couple of years….

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Coaches are very replaceable. If the Nets do try to rekindle Linsanity they will have to change the coach as well. Compared to Kobe and the Lakers, any other team will be less of a pressure cooker.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The Nets owner thought he could buy championship once he owned the team. Oh boy they have nothing left to give up in order to get rid of DWill and Joe Johnson contracts.

  • Sophie Paris

    And New York too?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Would be great if you just copy and paste.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. LOL. And the Nets did make the playoffs in the East. But they will be crushed by the Hawks.

  • TTNN

    really don’t get it why you kind of stick to a quote instead of look at the coach on how he treat other players, and how he ran the team. Kerr might say something bad during Linsanity days, but that’s 3 years ago, and Lin’s game changed quite a bit from then.

    Like Byron said a lot of good things about Lin before he becomes the coach, we all see how those quotes counts.

    I agree with your first 3, but I’m not going to rule GSW out yet.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lionel Hollins is also an old school coach. The late surge of the team is only because of the players coming to the end of their contracts the season after next. So they have incentives to work hard. Brook Lopez, the center had problems with the coach. Unless they change their coach & their GM, this team wouldn’t go anywhere. Lin should examine the coach closely and I really don’t see a good fit there.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think Kerr hates him.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m ok with gsw. Those are good ppl.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Steve Curry and Klay Thomson comes from a basketball family. They are connected. Yeah Curry is a good model of basketball player and he is not like James Harden, a well deserving MVP but again Lin comes from nowhere and it’s hard for him to land on a franchise even when the owner likes him.

  • JoeTeam

    If you mean his goodness. The light in him vs corruption, I can see that is true.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kerr was a commentator for TNT. When he covered Lin’s games, he made Stu sound like a Lin fan. I believe he also called Yao a “Chinaman” and was forced to apologize with excuses like he thought “Chinaman” was equivalent to Frenchman or German and his brother married an Asian blah blah blah. RME. I think the evidence is pretty strong that Lin needs to avoid this coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Also, GSW is all set on their roster. There’s no room (minutes) for Jeremy to be there. That wouldn’t play out too well for Lin.

  • TTNN

    yeah, watch their game today, and realized how weak their benches are. Just found out about Livingston is an opposite type of player to Lin, he is long, experienced, but he strangely don’t have any range, he took total 51 3Ps his whole career, that’s 10 years in NBA. He don’t really create for himself, but he moved good off ball, and his shots are all very close to the rim. He do way more catch and shoot than off dribble, and I don’t really see him create for other people. Just a thought, he looks like the traditional PG like Price do, bring the ball up, pass on to somebody, and then run around, and redistribute the ball. That’s so different style to Curry/Clay.

    However, that’s the part I like Kerr a lot, he seems to use player to their strength, thus Livingston is okay, pretty much the third guard on the team, as there no better substitute guard than him on that team. But, you could see the offense and defense of GSW second team is really bad, today’s game, with 20 pts leads at half time, Curry need to play 40 min and still get the game close.

    I was really hoping that Lakers could sign and trade Lin to GSW and get Livingston back to Lakers, he is way better than Price though, and fit what Byron is asking for a PG, and he has a pretty friendly contract.

    Even they do not trade Livingston, GSW still could get Lin and play a three guard rotation as Curry could play as an off guard too. I could totally seen Lin play with Curry or Clay. Should fit very well.

    Lin’s off ball move still need to evolve, but he could learn quite a bit with Curry.

    The other thing I like is that Lin is a good friend with Curry, that might be the only team he goes to where the leading star is his friend in this whole league.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Warriors is a team overloaded in back court and there is no room for Lin to prosper and possibly Lin won’t get to play at all. They are only seeking inexpensive helpers on the bench, suitable for rookies drafted or undrafted.

  • TTNN

    Do you have those quotes? I’d like to see that.

  • I agree that Lin values loyalty highly so he probably wouldn’t come back to the same people who didn’t believe in him or lied to him like Trent Johnson, ex-Stanford coach did about the scholarship.

    With Kerr, Lin probably would be very hesitant. Even if Kerr can convince him that he’ll be used well, Jeremy probably wouldn’t want to waste his peak age at 27 by playing limited min as a backup. Just my opinion on how Jeremy worded his priority about a good Fit in the exit interview.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Agreed. The Nets are boring and terrible. But they could turn it all around with Lin and a new coach.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Simply Google: “steve kerr chinaman”

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is a good friend of Harden now; Lin is not in Houston anymore.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    David Lee is one of Lin’s best friend. I don’t consider removing him a plus.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kerr Apologizes:

    To whom it may concern: I’d like to offer a heartfelt apology to all viewers, and to Chinese Americans in particular, for referring to Yao Ming as a ‘Chinaman’ on TNT’s broadcast of the Houston Rockets game this past Monday night (Jan. 19). I made the comment very innocently, as I incorrectly believed that referring to Yao in that way was the same as calling someone a ‘Frenchman’, an ‘Englishman’ or a ‘Dutchman.’ I had no idea I was using a phrase that was and is derogatory, and I feel terrible to have offended so many people.

    I consider myself very open minded and tolerant. I lived overseas for a good part of my childhood, and I have great respect for all races, religions and cultures. My sister in-law is Chinese American, as is one of my best friends, and my brother in law is a respected scholar of Chinese history at Cambridge University in England. I should have known better than to have used that phrase, and I am extremely embarrassed at my own ignorance.

    Please accept my apology and know that I will do my best to help educate others on the origin and meaning of the derogatory phrase that I used.

    With the utmost sincerity,
    Steve Kerr

  • webattorney

    Me neither. He just doesn’t respect Lin’s game.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Well the Lakers and Rox didn’t just lie to him. They treated him like crap including their head coaches demoting him to the bench and unfairly criticizing him to the media. In the case of the Knicks I just see Melo exerting his veto power. And in the case of GSW, there is really no good reason for either side to want it to happen.

  • TTNN

    I mean regarding Jeremy’s quote

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Most recent updates.
    JLIN is ranked 16 among PGs by WAR as on Apr 19
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/position/1
    JLin is ranked 18 among PGs by ESPN RPM as on Apr 19.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/rpm/_/sort/RPM/position/1
    He is ranked 21st by ESPN ORPM; 20th by DRPM.

    RPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team
    performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and
    defensive possessions. RPM takes into account teammates, opponents and
    additional factors
    WAR: The estimated number of team wins attributable to each player, based on RPM

  • TTNN

    Come on, Lin was Curry’s friend when he was in Golden State in his rookie year, and at that time, both of there were benched by Coach Smart, they were friends like Lin with David Lee. Lin was in Curry’s party this year when Lakers visited GSW, And GSW fans were complaining that Lin do not want to leave, and kept Curry very late, and Curry had pretty bad performance in the game, and people was saying that is because Curry had hang over.

    Lin will not be in Harden’s party when Lakers visited Houston.

  • TTNN

    you are day dreaming. Nets is a bad franchise and owner is trying to sell the team, and you see what Pierce was talking about that team, you don’t want to go to that environment, that’s a toxic environment like Lakers now.

    At least Lakers their owners cares, Net’s owner don’t even care…..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Those are numerous comments Kerr made during games that Lin played in from Linsanity to two years on the Rox. You won’t find those comments on Google because they were made orally and probably never quoted in writing. But if you read this blog, there are numerous posters who will confirm that Kerr has been very critical of Lin’s game:

    http://www.jlinportal.com/2014-15-jeremy-lin-lakers-season-summary/#comment-1974940738

    http://www.jlinportal.com/2014-15-jeremy-lin-lakers-season-summary/#comment-1974933702

  • TTNN

    yes, smart owner, smart coach, great chemistry, and great fan base, also winning and careing culture.

  • TTNN

    Not sure whether you look carefully, behind Curry and Clay, there is only Livingston, the rest are player like Ellington or Price.

  • TTNN

    I don’t consider these quotes, they are only these people’s impression. Have you heard it yourself, or you only listen to people who said it and you just take it?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Don’t mind my daydreams. You keep dreaming about Kerr and GSW.

  • TTNN

    they need to resign Green too. But there are some other people will be off the book.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Harden have said lots of good things about JLin since he left Houston.

  • TTNN

    Lin play the most games. He also leads in assist, and steals, and turn over.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Update:
    JLIN is ranked 16 among PGs by ESPN WAR @4.75 as on Apr 19
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statist
    JLin is ranked 18 among PGs by ESPN RPM @1.66 as on Apr 19.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statist
    He is also ranked 21st by ESPN ORPM; 20th by DRPM.
    Every player above Lin has played more minutes per game than Jeremy.
    Impressive!

    WAR: The estimated number of team wins attributable to each player, based on RPM
    RPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and
    defensive possessions. RPM takes into account teammates, opponents and additional factors
    ORPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team offensive performance, measured in points scored per 100 offensive possessions
    DRPM: Player’s estimated on-court impact on team defensive performance, measured in points allowed per 100 defensive possessions

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Look, I tried to give you the evidence. You don’t want to believe it, don’t. I’m pretty good at discerning what to believe and what not without your help. Not too sure about you.

  • Brent Yen

    You had to include the tov?!….lol jk

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t think he hates lins game either. Announcers have to sound smart for their pay. Sasmith is one thing, but every guy with ambition tries to say something smart to stand out. Knocking Lin is perceived as smart given the nba culture and the force of his fans. I don’t think anyone at gsw doesn’t think they let a big fish go.

    In fact, they wanted to get Lin before they settled for sLivingston. Just look at today. Steph had to come back in early to save the game. Kerr said so on postgame..

  • JoeTeam

    You are so right. Livingston is good for now. But he’s not dynasty class.

  • JoeTeam

    Heh heh, Lins dad loves bbal does that count jk

  • JoeTeam

    Prodigal son must return home, ha ha, you Christians here are asked to agree with me lol.

  • on the other hand, the Scripture also says a prophet is not welcomed on his hometown 😀

    Whether GSW, Spurs, Mavs, Nuggets, I believe Jeremy will pray and make the best decision where he might FIT the best.

    For now, we just have to wait to be extra patient & eat our popcorn
    Sorry, I just love this GIF :]

    http://i.imgur.com/aVZgT.gif

  • sport

    Intrigue is an understatement, JLin would be ecstatic if given the opportunity to reunite with Mike D’Antoni!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    BTW, I did hear it myself. And you can also confirm that Kerr agreed Lin should be benched for Bev and that (fat) Felton was better than Lin.

  • sport

    Don’t respect is the same thing as hate. Both Mchale and BS don’t “respect” Lin’s game and look how they treated him!

  • wandertheglobe

    I agree. Lin can totally get 25+ mins a game behind Curry. With Lin on the 2nd team, Warriors will have a dynasty. W’s style fits Lin’s game perfectly. Even if it’s only a one-year contract to kick the tire. Lin will thrive with the W’s and will command a big contract comes 2016.

  • TTNN

    It’s not I don’t want to believe it, I’d like to hear the original quote and use my own judgement. So far I have not seen any yet, other than some one on the internet saying “he is a hater, he don’t respect Lin’s game”. Sorry, that’s not convincing enough.

  • Rick Johnson
  • guest

    That’s because Harden”s party is too wild with too many pros around.
    Curry is a very decent young man who’s married to a beautiful woman. His party doesn’t allow the presence of strippers and pros.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    As much as I want revenge on McHale and the Rox, I think it’s just too important for Lin’s FA that Rondo play poorly so that the starting PG spot opens up on the Mavs. (And yes it’s too much to ask for the Mavs to beat the Rox despite Rondo playing like crap.) May Rondo and the Mavs get swept in the first round. The Rox can be swept in the second.

  • chan c

    can mavs just win this series with Rondo as non factor. I just don’t like the Rox. 🙂

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That sounds like a compromise, but then Rondo won’t even be benched so I think it’s still a tall order 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Too bad, I think Rondo so far plays well for the playoff even Mav still loss now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I want to point out the obvious improvements of Jeremy in the last 3 years playing full time in NBA.
    Jeremy last season started in only 30 games, the lowest in 3 years.
    Jeremy played 25.8 mins per game; again the lowest in 3 years.

    Jeremy’s FG% was 42.4% comparing to 44.1% in his 1st year as a Rocket, and 44.6% in his 2nd year. It dropped about 2%.
    The reason is because Byron Scott did not space the court properly and there is less room for Jeremy to work on.
    However Jeremy’s 3P% was 36.9%; a career high. An increase of 1%.
    His rebound, steal, and block shots per game remain the same as last season but he played 3.1 minutes less per game.
    His TO dropped to 2.2 per game comparing to 2.5 last season.

    He scored 11.2 points per game comparing to 12.5 last season; a decrease of 1.3 points but he played 3.1 mins less per game.

    Despite the shackling of Jeremy last season was the most severe in last 3 years, he started in less games and played in less minutes but his performance is pretty steady and actually improves overall in defense and offense.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He does have the worst +/- at -22.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I was told that he’s the captain of the Italy international team.
    Gigi Datome!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Guess how many Laker fans want to see him back next season; not a whole lot, I presume.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like the prev haircut that he was trying to match Nick Young’s haircut. Jeremy sort of sided with Nick telling the truth about the team while Nick was criticized severely by Byron. Playing for Byron is no fun at all. Nick and Lin have a good time even when the team was manipulated to loss more game. They have tried hard to win despite the crazy rotations.

  • Alain Gervais

    dallas has been very disappointing

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Rondo out. He will finish with a -25.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t feel offended at all. Maybe 20,000 times more would remind people of the injustice.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They will keep Ronnie Price and Ellington. That simply means Byron seeks to have complete control of his roster.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas lost by 10 points to Houston.

    Ellis and Parsons simply don’t have a good game.
    Rondo seems to be the cancer of Dallas offense.

  • MoominFloren

    Yes!

  • Briiick

    With -25, Rondo is the cancer of Mavs no doubt, but Cuban picked him LOL !

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t get Why Carlise put Villanueva so late? Mav couldn’t score well? CP didn’t play well either.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, if the series continues like this, Rondo will get a good share of the blame and there is no way the Mavs will offer him the multi-year, max contract he wants. Let the Lakers have him!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They were desperate for 3-point shooters.

  • CJSHYY

    I know but why in the last 1 min to put Villanuevan in? He made 2 of 3P but just too late?! Mav was not good in O & D tonight.

  • LAJane

    Confused about “affluence”, ’cause the sentence structure seems to suggest you mean “influence”. But maybe not. Affluence refers to wealth. Influence refers to status/pull over others. You’ve rightly commented on the affluence Lin brings because of the money his big fan-base generates. Kobe has influence over people because of his star-status, and it seems to keep the Laker FO revolving around him in a destructive way. Lin has a different kind of influence – his character. So don’t know whether you mean Lin coming to the Lakers was not about basketball but about the affluence/money he could generate. Or that the influence of his character puts Lin at odds Kobe and makes it difficult for the FO to keep him, even if they might like to. Or…both meanings 🙂 ?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s true. He played less than 2 min the whole game. But he avg only 10min/game the whole season. Coach must prefer the other bigs.

  • Rick

    i think this loss has more to do with the bad shooting of Dirk, Stad, Monta, and Dirk’s TOs

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You must have meant Parsons not Dirk who shot 10-14.

    A PG at -25 is not doing a good job of running the offense. The Rox were leaving Rondo wide open and daring him to shoot.

  • webattorney

    Rox because Kerr was coaching when Lin joined Lakers.

  • webattorney

    But Lin will play very few minutes with GSW. Livingstone averaged 18 minutes per game for GSW, so if you are happy with that, then I guess GSW is a good place for Lin. I guess it’s better backing up Curry the superstar rather than JC, Price or PBev.

  • webattorney

    I never said Kerr “hates” Lin’s game. Read what I wrote. I said Kerr just doesn’t “respect” Lin’s game. I don’t equate “not respecting” with “hating”. Kerr is just not impressed with Lin the BB player. Kerr’s commentating went beyond trying to sound smart; he cut down Lin’s BB game. I think I know the difference better than most people. Barry guy is the worst sh*tter of Lin’s BB game, and Kerr is the same way but in an understated way.

    So, Livingstone is still with GSW. What do you want Lin to do on GSW when Livingstone is still there? Lin will be lucky to get 10 minutes with both Curry and Livingstone on GSW. If Livingstone leaves, maybe Lin can take the PT of Livingstone, which is around 18 minutes per game.

  • Rick

    My bad . I did mean Parsons, not Dirk’s shooting, but Dirk did have 6 TOs

  • webattorney

    I heard Kerr comment several games, so I can confirm what Jeremiah says here.

  • webattorney

    The above simply proves Kerr is an idi*t. He just called his sister-in-law a “Chinaman”. Lol Next time I see Kerr, I am going to call him a “Whit*y”. Lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    True. Can you give TTNN just below, some of the quotes he’s looking for?

  • webattorney

    I heard Kerr commentate several of Lin’s games; he’s biased against Lin’s BB game. But like you said, there are no transcriptions on his commentary. However, the “Chinaman” incident is as you say above. People thinking Kerr will treat Lin fairly is smoking marijuana. Yes, white coaches can be biased also, not just Black coaches.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    McHale demonstrated that quite convincingly.

  • JoeTeam

    Look, I don’t want to argue with you. I read you as being argumentative. Here’s the rub – GSW is a great team, and Kerr gets the credit too. Lin loves the Bay Area and he loves winning. It’s a good match. Bay + Lin + great team, great game. He won’t get to GSW unless the salaries issues can resolve. It’s not about Kerr, bcuz ppl at GSW love Lin and speak highly of him. Someone posted here that DLee is up in a year.

    I do believe Kerr is your typical guy who goes with the winning hand. He would change his point of view if it goes his way. That’s all. Different dance, different music … Kerr will respect Lin’s game if it is on his path to his win. That’s just what it is. Kerr is not a MJ or BSc, who are standing for something else. Kerr is part of the club. His style is to be part of the winning hand and rise to speak to be on top of that hand. If the club says Lin, Lin will be his fav.

  • JoeTeam

    I would be happy with Lin with Curry, Thompson and a monster winning team. I only watch Lin for Lin mins this year and it was ok for me. If Lin were on GSW, I’d watch the whole game. I have not enjoyed PBev, Melo sans Lin, Harden, and Kobe minutes. I love the team game. If Lin played 25 mins and wins a ring, I’d be quite happy.

  • JoeTeam

    You are just excited to see Colbert take over for Letterman in a month. Me, I’m watching Letterman get emotional almost every night.

  • Spot

    I prefered Michael Jackson’s popcorn

  • webattorney

    At least state what I said correctly. You are misrepresenting.

  • webattorney

    Livingstone is now with GSW so that changes things.

  • Nice. 1-0 for JLin’s FA!

  • it’s the end of an era. kinda sad. I don’t really like Letterman but he’s getting warmer after having a kid

  • Brewkowski

    I heard that crap from Kerr also. Lin should avoid Kerr.

  • Brewkowski

    Too bad harden didn’t say anything positive when about lin when they were teammates. I still remember harden shoving lin in a game and yelling at him many times or ignoring him so I’m not big on lin rejoining harden.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Carlisle has his game plan for the Rockets. The problem is the team has not got into groove in the first quarter and they never recover since then. Dallas will never be a good defensive team with or without Rondo. This is not what they’re good at.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban is not a basketball genius. He should let Donnie Nelson make the basketball decisions.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lionel Hollins couldn’t get the job done against Mike Budenholzer of Atlanta.

  • K. P. Chan

    I was reading Joe Team”s exchange with webattorney with great interest. Sentimentally I am with Joe here, but like webattorney I can’t rule out an opportunity if it knocks on my door.

    When you were debating this, were you referring to the Ireland Show on which Michal Thompson felt strongly GSW was a “perfect fit” for Lin? He didn’t seem to express any concern about the issues expressed here. But he did say Lin’s agents would be looking for $40/4yrs. So that could be an issue.

    I guess we will have to see. I know I sound like a cop-out but I will just say I trust Lin and his team to be astute enough to make that call.

    At the end of the day, my ultimate desire is to see Lin have his peace of mind. And as a fan, I don’t want him to assume a role of a backup or worse, a 3rd guard. Hence, my sentiment is with Joe on this. But I can’t say I know that’s the right choice.

  • Tina

    fool me twice? 😉

  • Tina

    Lol.. nice… ha ha ha

  • Tina

    i thought that whole curry’s bday party thing this year was a joke? was lin really at curry’s bday party before the game? lol… that would be interesting…

  • K. P. Chan

    Joyce: What you are saying intrigues me, but can you elaborate on the demonic aspects of this what people need to give up to get ahead?

  • Tina

    i’m wondering if this is alluding to the whole “illuminati” topic, where many artists basically give up their souls for fame and money?

  • K. P. Chan

    I don’t know, but that’s a very interesting supposition.

  • Filler-up

    Lin’s stocking up on fishing gear.

  • Tina

    to go fishing to dantoni?

  • lleepar

    Jeremy also could be preparing for another on-screen visit with Knicks teammate and pal Jared Jeffries — who still does his “Modern Fishing” show for the Outdoors Channel during the NBA off season. [link]

    Of equal interest is that Jared Jeffries also is the “Pro Personel Scout” for the Denver Nuggets [link]. Jeffries also is probably right up there with Jeremy Lin and Steve Nash as far as admiraton for Mike D’Antoni is concerned. If Jeffries has any influence, Lin and D’Antoni would be with the Nuggets organization this summer.

  • Keith

    Lin starts at 17:00

  • Keith

    Description from the video.

    Zhou Qi is a 7’2 NBA Draft Prospect from China who participated in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit. The Chinese big man showed off his outside jumper while blocking and altering shots inside with his 7’6 wingspan. While the Next Yao Ming chatter that’s surrounded Zhou Qi might have been a little premature, his skills are undeniable. Zhou Qi’s name has been mentioned among 2015 NBA Draft talks after his play in the CBA.

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhksR0bvF16f5E69SF

  • Rick Johnson
  • orLinaryjoe

    Yall forget, Kerr played under pops. Warriors ball movement is good, and team really plays both sides of the court, improving D. Not the BS version of D. Fans here love him and would support his play, just not against their team.

  • Brent Yen

    Only games I wanna watch are SAS’s…..let’s go Spurs.

  • Brent Yen

    I did watch ROX MAV G1 tho…..CP25 and Rondo were bad, but Dirk was simply just terrible. And somehow, they only lost by 10

  • Brent Yen

    Baby Lin’s shooting form is pretty tight….

  • JoeTeam

    Bsc version of d, good one! His fir taking.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Take a conspiracy theory, add a hefty dose of malapropisms, and soon you feel like you’re falling down a rabbit hole 😉

  • JoeTeam

    Me too, on second unit vs first I want Lin to start. But, gsw is about the ring, and that team first thing means you play to win. I think that early or now in lins career is import

    On Kerr, that’s how a lot of winning people think … Go with the right tool for the right job. As an announcer, the job was to sound sharp and get ratings, not win.

    Main issue for gsw is cost. They are building the new complex with owner money. Watch Livingston though … can’t afford to have curry come back in early for every po game.tant.

    If you are referring to me, I wasn’t thinking about the mt interview. More, just that salary cap is a big deal bccuz gsw are bidding a white complex with owners money.

    I hope Lin gets to a championship team, soon. Gsw low chance. We were just debating overt kerr and I believe he would love Lin due to his incentive change.

  • JoeTeam

    The easy he’s thanking his musical guests is sweet … lots of emotion.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, that’s is the problem with online. In taking, you get time. Me, I’m more skeptical of the character in kerr, all kudos to his performance as a coach. I am just indicating a kind of exec we picks winners and manages the inner sanctum.

  • Acbc

    Sorry JT, GSW may have good people but the coach is a huge problem. The history ISNT great either. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. Hometown fans aren’t necessarily the best fans. Familiarity breeds comtempt and LIN coming in would get blamed for any failures GSW would have while no one would EVER give LIN credit for any successes either.

    To me it’s not a good fit at all for GSW.

  • K. P. Chan

    Well put, Joe. Kerr had to role play when he was an analyst. I suppose he didn’t want to appear he was all caught up with the Lin mania & wanted to appear objective & analytical. In retrospect, as exhilarating as Linsanity was, it was not completely flawless. I suppose anyone could have picked fault if he or she wanted to do so.

    As you’ve said, Kerr is in a different place at a different time now. One’s priority changes over time depending on the circumstance. He will do whatever needs to be done to win, if he sees Lin as a good fit. So in that regard, Kerr’s perceived feelings about Lin may not be a detriment.

    However, I always come back to my inner conflict between wanting Lin on a winning team, and wanting him to lead a team, even though it is not a contender. I don’t know if Lin himself is struggling with this conflict or not. But I’ve repeatedly heard him say he wants to start and to finish games.

    So we will see. No matter what will happen, it’s going to be a very exciting and intriguing of-season for Lin and his fans. 🙂

  • Acbc

    They see LIN as a backup period. For me, LIN going to GSW is like accepting that HE IS A BACKUP.

    I’D HATE TO SEE LIN PLAYING A ROLE PRESCRIBED BY DOUBTERS AS HIS PERCIEVED VALUE.

    LIN is still young and can get his chance to run his own team. That to me is far more valuable than SETLING and accepting “his place” like Scott and Mchale would say. MAN, I HATED THAT THESE IDIOTS WOULD SPEW THE GARABGE ABOUT HOW LIN FOUND HIS PLACE COMING OFF BENCH!

    I’ll bet money on any team that hires MDA and give LIN a chance to run a team. Lin will prove that he doesn’t need Curry or Thompson to LEAD HIM.

  • Brent Yen

    Celtics is doing a great job so far…

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! IT plays well. Sun is really dumb to trade him.

  • sport

    If Celtics best Cavs and goes to 2nd round it’d put Lakers in even worst light! LOL

  • Briiick

    It seems that when Rondo plays, his defender can be free to guard Dirk too.

  • Brent Yen

    Very unlikely…lol

  • CJSHYY

    I like it but don’t think so… Cav starts to play better now… Celtics bench are better than Cav bench. IT is good pick for them.

  • 1mtoldman

    it2 and lin best non-starting pgs in league.

    he’s really tiny tho right? how tall is he? (i think smaller than brooks/augustine). looks really small on court probably why no one considers him a starter.

  • 1mtoldman

    good point. rondo had as big an offensive game as he is going to have. its hard to actually see the purpose of rondo at this point except as ideal companion for kobe.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Rondo actually had a good shooting night…Wasn’t bad at all….Defensers does play off him to double other more important scorers, so Rondo will get some wide open look if the ball moves around to find him.

  • K. P. Chan

    Totally, acbc! That’s where my heart is at. You’ve expressed this sentiment well.

    Even though I can agree winning games and being in championship contention are important, there’s nothing that would gratify me more than seeing Lin given the trust of the team & running with it.

    Your point about the perception of Lin being a “good” backup is also key. I don’t want to see that die
    cast, because he is not a backup, if given a chance to prove it.

  • JoeTeam

    ah, but I believe in redemption. Don’t get me wrong – I see Kerr’s style as that of the guys in the club. So, I’m not a great kerr fan, but I do think he’s done a good job and he would be for Lin if Lin were one of his paths to his own victory. It’s the practical side of aging … you see the judo being played in life, and Kerr will bend with the wind. But no, I don’t believe he’s a creator from vision – Lin is the kind of guy who does that. He will get stronger with that as he matures.

    Interestingly, I just learned that our brains don’t fully finish growing until 40+. Lots of things ahead for Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    acbc … I’d prefer Lin to be a backup on a finals team than starter for a biased team. We’ve had 2 of those, and the Linsanity team not believing what they had either. I’m willing go watch Lin on a top team what works as a team, that praises him in public and lets him mature as his time comes. I know by now it should be here, but I’m practical. I want to see Lin have place on a championship team, loved by FO, coaching, teammates (he has that except for the sellouts), and fans alike. GSW fans love Lin.

    Let’s get Lin a championship first before we demand the world to give him what the status quo has proven they will not give him: cred where it’s due, his rightful role. And, not having to row upstream for next contract period would mean Lin can settle down and start his personal life in earnest. You can tell he loves family.

    MDA is good, but his downside is can he put together a great D team and can he win ? I hope so.

  • FrankW

    He is 5’9”, 185#. CP3 is 6’ even, 175#. Calvin Murphy and Nate Robinson also 5’9”.

    IT should be a starter, ranked #8 in PER.

  • JoeTeam

    So to resolve that conflict, you just have to think if BBall is an indiv game or team game. To win one, you have to play team now given Pop and SAS. GSW is playing team. Big 3 is over, ball moves too fast. Kobe is in the rear view mirror and we don’t loo back the more he yells.

    Go FA … I actually don’t care where Lin lands if he gets support from FO, Coaching. That has been the missing equation.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    A poster on here reported that Marc Cuban, the Mavericks owner, poured cold water on them acquiring Lin this summer….Was wondering whether that’s true or not and what did he actually say.

    I know during the April fool stuff which reported that Lin may be a Mav this summer, Cuban asked the guy who tweeted it to take down the tweet about Jeremy definitely coming to the Mavs….Maybe it was simply a way to be respectful to Rondo while he’s still here…Atweet about the Mavs acquiring Lin so early would suggest that they have already made the decision to replace Rondo.

  • sws94

    Kyrie is having a great shooting game. I don’t know how good he is as a point guard though.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Rather Lin on the Nets than GSW. With the Nets, we get to see him play much more. On GSW, we only get to see Lin spend a lot of time on the bench.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I wouldn’t look at it as being respectful to Rondo just for Rondo’s sake. Tyson and Dirk are getting old, so Rondo was brought in at high cost to win a championship this season. And even if Cuban already realizes that Rondo was a big mistake and won’t be re-signed, he’d be foolish to tip his hand prematurely. Encouraging rumors that Rondo will be replaced by Lin would hurt team chemistry and the chance of doing well in the playoffs. So Cuban would be expected to deny the April fool’s joke and it’s not worth analyzing his precise wording. But as soon as the playoffs end for the Mavs, that’s when the plot will thicken…

    Anyway, the Mavs may be Lin’s second best choice at the moment. His best possibility seems to be a D’Antoni coached Nuggets.

  • Tina
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe I haven’t had the chance to report that I’m cleared of cancer for the first checkup last week. What a relief!!! From now on I only have to go for annual checkup for the next 4 years. Thanks for your support!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Was very busy in the past couple weeks and now am in the middle of family reunion and celebrating dad’s 80th birthday. Any latest JLin news for the past week or so???

  • lleepar

    What a blessing! Wonderful news …

  • Yascar

    Wonderful news!

  • sws94

    That’s wonderful news.

  • Sophie Paris

    It’s great news to hear

  • Sophie Paris

    Except haircut, earrings and fanpics…. hmmm not so much lol

  • blubell

    TGBTG! 🙂

  • Nitron

    Great news !!!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It must feel fantastic to have a new lease on life!

  • Dorothy

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Thanks for telling us such a great news.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Ok, I’m too impatient to wait for the official announcement. Assuming, the Nuggets hire D’Antoni as HC, and Mike then brings in JLin to be the starting PG, which slogan do you like best:

    Mile High LINSANITY!

    or

    LINSANITY, a mile high!

    or

    LINSANITY at 5,000 feet!

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Congrats! Really great news.:)))

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. The first great news for over a year! Like how the specialist told the news. As soon as she took me into the exam room, she told me the great news from the test 2 weeks ago:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes indeed it’s.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed:-)

  • Chipdip

    Simply: LINSANE!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Best news for a year:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YES!!!!!! God is Great!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t agree more:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. Great to hear this fantastic news right before the arrival of my brothers to have family reunion and celebrate dad’s 80th birthday.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No worries. Planned to bring the news earlier but was too preoccupied with so many family affairs….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. It’s. Thanks! Huge relief!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did JLin really pierce his ears?? Yep I saw the glimpse of 3 phases of his haircut pics. Not sure I like the final outcome:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure JLin likes the word:-)

  • Briiick

    God bless you!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cheers & Jubilation.

  • Dorothy

    He wore earring before Linsanity, but just 1 ear (at least I only saw 1 on picture, I could be wrong though) After Linsanity, I did not see he wore earring on any pictures. Not sure what made him decided to wear again.

  • CJSHYY

    Is Mike D’Antoni the right coach for the Denver Nuggets?

    http://sportsshow.denverpost.com/2015/04/16/is-mike-d-antoni-the-right-coach-for-the-denver-nuggets/

    Benjamin Hochman noted that D’Antoni’s time as a coach for the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers ended miserably. Shapiro pointed to what D’Antoni did with the Phoenix Suns from 2003 to 2008 as proof of why Denver should consider bringing him in. During his tenure with Phoenix, the Suns made the playoffs four years in a row including back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference Finals.

    “He does have the desire. He wants to be a head coach here,” Shapiro said of D’Antoni.

    Hochman said that despite the Nuggets ten wins in the aftermath of Shaw being fired, Hunt didn’t really have a chance at the head coaching job.

  • ViNuyork

    wow–super news!!!…a really huge relief for u n famlly

  • Wonderful news 🙂 We’re happy for you.
    Thank God. Stay smiling and Linning against that pesky cancer!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • K. P. Chan

    So happy for you, M! Thanks be to God! 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Indeed. God is wonderful! Really appreciate all the support. Now can move forward without worrying about future.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it’s. First in the fam to deal with cancer younger than mom (mom diagnosed with cancer couple months before her 55 birthday). She passed away couple months after her 56. Thank God that at least I was diagnosed in middle stage and is cleared from cancer now.

  • K. P. Chan

    Point well taken! It should always be a team sport, not individual. But in this case the debate is not about that. It’s about what role we would like to see Lin play in a team setting. Yes, it’s about him as an individual, but it should also always be in the context of a team.

    In any event, we the fans have our wishes and biases. At the end of the day, what we want may not be consistent with his own objective. We will just have to respect his decision.

    BTW, your points about the need for support and about coaching being the missing factor are spot on!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes! Jubilation!! Jubilation!! This reminds me of the announcer on one of the Linsanity games:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Indeed I’m blessed. God is awesome!

  • Charlie S

    JLin really likes the word TEAM though =)

  • Brent Yen

    Just from experience, better opt for imaging than just blood test for your future checkups.

  • Brent Yen

    I think even if MDA chooses to go to Denver and gets hired. He will be very careful on his dynamics with Ty Lawson and some others. So….

  • ViNuyork

    d big C is really scary to hear…my sister was diagnosed too last summer n it’s been a nightmare for us n d family..BUT ..just like you, she’s been cleared too last month… I pray you both will continue to be healthy…tc

  • Brent Yen

    Lillard’s defense is just awful…as usual

  • CJSHYY

    I can’t believe that Portland played so bad now? Too bad, why Mem will not face Rox in round 2? smh!

  • Brent Yen

    They were lucky that they were facing ROX last yr in the 1st rd

  • Brent Yen

    Tony Parker is not right…..what happened…

  • Kwok Wai Lai
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s right. Teamball is his “blood”:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t worry. It wasn’t blood test. It’s mammogram bilateral. No blood test from other health issues until next month:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! To me, it wasn’t too bad to know that I had cancer. It was the doctor who had the hard time to spell the word that I was confused with what I had. Because of health issues with 2 operations within 3 weeks and the treatment were the hardest to get thru. Thank God that I did. Everything is behind and it’s back to regular checkups. That’s the best news:-)

  • JoeTeam

    I’d love to see Lin start and be supported like Curry, Wall, etc. Short of that, I just wanna see him on a killer team so we can see him make a difference. I know he wants that, because you know he’s competitive and you know how he felt listless all season, just like the rest of us. Kobe kobe kobe …

  • JoeTeam

    OMGoodness, that is fantastic news, Melody, JLFFOz. Now that is great news! Thanks for all your support of us through your hard times too. This is a 2 way street, this community. Thank God!

  • Brent Yen

    Just like that, a 2 pt game….lol

  • JoeTeam

    wow, SAS really know how to swing it back their way. Such a good team.

  • Brent Yen

    I will credit more to that LAC bench….lol….simply just awful……

  • JoeTeam

    I just turned it on will watch for what you said.

  • Brent Yen

    CP3 is dirty…or should I say….is a vet

  • Brent Yen

    If Paker can not create, Spurs is a siting duck

  • John Lee

    Ty may or may not be there next season. IIRC he was the one spearheading the tanking againg Shaw campaign, not sure how well the F/O took it.

  • John Lee

    Congratulations Mel! Stay healthy and strong, and enjoy Linsanity for many years to come.

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  • Acbc

    On this point we’ll have to agree to disagree. I’ve always said that an athlete must start by believing. Once you start accepting being second best, you’ve already given up. Accepting a roll of being a back up to the splash brothers may be good for the GSWs and propel them into a championship, but it won’t be because he led them.

    I believe that Good enough to lead a team of his own to a championship. By learning to be second fiddle is a mindset I wouldn’t even want him to adopt. I’ve seen it on the tennis tour too often when players stop trying to reach for greatness and accept “good enough”. They “know” what is known but fail to reach for a dream. They then accept their talents as a final stage of development and only refine what they’ve got. They think that they are improving but in essense they’ve already placed a mental limit on their development.

  • Acbc

    Once a sellout, always a sellout. I don’t trust Kerr PRECISELY because he wasn’t willing to see the good and chose to kiss a doc keys rear. Brown nosing isn’t a sign of great thinking in my opinion.

    Kerr was more than happy to take a negative position on Lin when he had the soap box.

  • JoeTeam

    danny green’s box score doesn’t look very good …

  • JoeTeam

    Bball is not an individual sport. Lin cannot win a championship alone. He’s proven every other aspect of his game. He needs a great team, and if they won’t create one where he can lead it, he should join one. This isn’t Tennis or cross country, track. You really cannot do much unless you are in a team flow.

  • LAJane

    Maybe they have a Christian design. Maybe he’s tired of the bracelets and is wearing the inspirational motif elsewhere. Tattoos next?

  • Acbc

    Yes it’s a team sport, but a leadership mindset isn’t. Once you learn to follow it’s easy to slip into being second best. I get that you are a GSW fan, but you’re loyalties are divided here. A team needs a PG to lead, under Kerr and the splash brothers, Lin will be forced to follow. There is no if or buts on this point. No matter how nice the people are on the team, they’ll choose their own favorites to lead and it will not be Lin.

    Every play or game or team is a big puzzle. It is why Lin starts to do better later in the season. Every coach except for MDA has made every adjustments to stop Lin instead of helping him; yet Lin continues to improve while excercising his mental force to lead and find solutions. I Don’t believe Lin will be given a chance to shine brighter than Curry or Thompson. Kerr will never let that happen.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Congrats and very happy for you!

  • JoeTeam

    No, this isn’t about GSW. I don’t think Lin will be at GSW. We are just talking about theories.

    Bottom line, we do disagree. We don’t have to agree or not. Having played team sports all my life, sometimes, if you don’t have the team you cannot be a leader or a winner. It’s that simple. Group things also need a team. Sometimes, people won’t let you lead a team even if it belongs to you. That happens in business, where corp partners won’t come along to support a company because they don’t like the leader or team.

    Lin picking a starting role without a team from FO to coaching to team spirit will lead to more years like the last 3. That’s all I’m saying.

    And, though I don’t like Kerr’s ‘luck’ (meaning, I don’t think he earned it), I have no problem given him credit where it is due and so what if he said bad things on Lin before. The world is full of ppl who turncoat when the winds shift. Key is to be on a championship team now, for lin. The next 3 years like the last 3 would really put Lin in a wasteland.

    Just theory, I don’t really care where Lin ends up – I just don’t want to see him shooting for the moon again. Just go out and win deep in the playoffs.

  • Acbc

    For someone with so many chinamen friends, Kerr sure is white about his apology. What a imbecile.

  • Maknusia

    its gone game now…they should come back strong on Game2

  • Maknusia

    Accordingly, after a recent Golden State Warriors practice, Curry made 77 consecutive three-pointers during a shooting session, which is by far, the most threes in a row he made in his lifetime, and probably in no other lifetime of any basketball player on earth for that matter. The streak is just too amazing to even think or believe it. But ESPN confirmed that it really happened on April 14, notes Yahoo! Sports.

    Ironically, the feat did not come as a surprise to Stephen Curry since according to him, he actually made 94 threes out of 100 shots during the same session.

    http://masterherald.com/golden-states-stephen-curry-makes-77-consecutive-three-pointers-in-practice/14940/

    crazy!!!!

  • LAJane

    Congratulations, and blessings! A close friend and also my sister-in-law both went through the same ordeal, so I’ve had an up-close look at what a trial you’ve been enduring and what an enormous relief it is to be out the other side and free. Even through the worst days, you’ve inspired us by always bringing your most courageous and positive side to us here. Big fat “Hallelujah” from the other hemisphere across the western pond!

  • Maknusia

    Really happy for you Mel…God Bless!

  • JJ Hui

    Oh! I feel so happy for you! What a relief!

  • Brent Yen

    There was a Japanese player made 980 out 1000 attempts. I wonder what was the longest streak for that?

  • Acbc

    Haha, shooting for the moon is exactly why I don’t want lin to settle for being a Robert Horrey.

    I’ll give you a perfect example of what I mean by mentally shooting for the moon. A while ago two female tennis players became the top players on tour. kim Clijster and Justine Henin. Clijster was the bigger and stronger athlete with equivalent speed and quickness to Henin. Clijster quickly became a top player becoming number 1 on tour but failing to win a grandslam title for many years until much later in her career. Henin meanwhile struggled mightily in the rankings for many of her early years during Clijster’s rise.

    I was a fan of Henin’s all court game and flair. She had so much guts and determination but she would inevitably lose the big points going for the big shot. For 3 to 4 years, I’d scream at her through my TV to stop going for so much and let her opponents choke a bit. Henin always played at her max limits “shooting for the moon”. Then one day, she started to make those shots instead of missing them. Her max became her normal and it was then that she rose in the rankings by winning grandslams. Henin taught me that dreaming big even though everyone says that you can’t will only happen if you hold onto those dreams.

    All the losses against inferior players becasue she went for winners instead of playing safe by letting a weaker player lose to you is a loser mindset. Serena Williams was the standard of size, speed and power that no player could fight. Henin lost all those matches not to the inferior players. In her mind, she was playing against Serena every time she played. An ordinary shot will not be good enough against Serena. Henin had to ALWAYS HIT A GREAT SHOT.

    Kim Clijster eventually won 4 grandslams but she was the better athlete than Henin. Henin won 7 and was pound for pound the best player that ever played the game.

    Lin must not abandoned that starter or leadership mindset. If he does, his destiny will follow that path to be second best.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, I get your point. But you use a 1-1 sport to make it. My point is this is a team sport and we have 3 years of being on losing teams where Lin was not given the keys. If the sport won’t give him the keys (and I mean FO, coaches, and team. Fans I think are there), then I’d rather have him has his champion mindset on a champion team.

    I know you coached tennis and his is your vision for your athletes. I also know you played PG and gave it up because of the biases against you. I am just saying, Lin is facing what you faced, though at a much higher level. If Lin is to break through, he needs some help. That help comes from the team (FO, coaches, team, fans, etc.)

    So let us see … I get what you say and agree. I have to make sure I go for broke every day, and yet, I have to pull back and be a team builder, team player, team leader sometimes from the back seat or trunk. Team sports involves people, and people are indeed so frail. Just look around, look at all the people on alcohol, drugs, ego-lives, etc. The live of a person of faith helps us stay attached to the truth.

    Anyway, I get what you are saying. Bummer SAS lost tonight. They weren’t hitting the shots and Clips were. And CPaul had his way through the paint, I was thinking I sure would like Lin to have a game like that soon!

  • Linja

    Maintain a cheerful heart.

  • K. P. Chan

    Sorry, Kwok Wai. My previous post addressed to you was meant to be a reply to someone else. 🙂

  • K. P. Chan

    So happy for you, M! Thanks be to God! 🙂

  • K. P. Chan

    Sorry, Kwok Wai. I mistakenly sent to you a post that was meant for JLan Fan from Australia re her health status. 🙂

  • fire9flyer

    Linsanity closer to God !!

  • Rick Johnson

    @JLin7 at Lucha Libre Taco Shop, San Diego again!! (credit dezz_1904 IG)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/590066960123109376?s=09

  • 7iger

    Didn’t watch the game but by looking at the box-score and Harden alone had the same FTA as the whole Mavs team is ….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No problem

  • Charlie S

    TEAMSANITY!

  • 1mtoldman

    yep. and that wasn’t even inflated by hack a anybody. the determinant variable for rockets/harden is: does harden get double digit free throws? when he does they win 80/85% when he doesn’t they are 50/55%.

    the received wisdom has been that in the playoffs he is less likely to get those calls “a foul creating machine” as carlilse called him during the regular season.

    this game he got them, the rockets as a team at home got them. and harden gets his 25-50 points and the records win.

    but thats the factor to look at; check at any point in the game what pace of total fta’s harden is on and you can prety much know what the end result will be.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL! That’s really funny. For those who think it’s too cynical we can offer the alternative, Linsanity closer to Heaven!

  • grover chang

    this time Harden is viewed as a MVP. He will get the calls and Rockets will win a lot of games. oh well. Lin just needs to find a good team for him next season. Pray he will.

  • JoeTeam

    I really hope for the sake of kids all over that Curry wins MVP …

  • webattorney

    I am sure Curry will win MVP, but Harden is deserving also. Look at Rockets’ record with Dwight not playing most games.

  • webattorney

    Not only the most accurate 3 point shooter in NBA but also has the fastest release. BB gods not fair. 44% average for 3 points? Even when he’s moving in different direction?

  • webattorney

    Yeap. No penetration against D. Jordan. If Jordan had a better FT shooting, he would command a max K on any team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can she point her finger a little higher?

  • webattorney

    Yeap, Spurs always manage to score against LAC bench. If Crawford starts missing, LAC bench in trouble.

  • guest

    Spurs disappeared from game1 and so as basket ball savvy posters here? :((

  • Brent Yen

    Not much to talk about tho. Spurs did lose a lot of G1s in the past

  • orLinaryjoe

    Surprised, but i has hoping they would lose. They will be back with adjustments. Go Warriors!

  • joyce ward

    Ok, Both Tyreke Evans and Jru Holliday out…smh Can anybody say JLin they need you…LOL

  • jakey
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Click link for Joey Ramirez. Love that.

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  • LAJane

    awww…she’s holding her phone. photo op malfunction

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  • 1mtoldman

    i know there are a lot of rich people on here (aka 1%’ers) cause there are all these discussions of expensive watches and other stuff; any one (of those) up for buying kobes “pelican ridge” home, now for sale; bought for under 5, 2 years ago trying to sell now at almost 6.5 (thats that new kind of dollars, million dollars).

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah i was just thinking that; too bad they can’t sign lin to a 10 day now!

  • Brent Yen

    You do not need money to discuss expensive things tho…

  • 1mtoldman

    spurs and clippers are the second and third best teams in the west; too bad the way things shook out they had to play each other in first round; clippers have been hot and arguably have statistcially 3 of the top 20 players in the league in jordan/paul/griffin; young legs vs. old legs. reddick shooting well since asg.

    not an easy win for spurs.

  • Brent Yen

    Nothing is easy unless you are facing ROX? LOL jk

  • 1mtoldman

    you need more money than i have, expensive things are not even on my radar.
    i remember the discussion of the 4000 dollar lin watch as if it was a realistic purchase here, smh.

    i pointed out my current velcro banded casio cost exactly 1000 x’s less than that.

  • 1mtoldman

    rox are easy if beard dont get double digit free throws. (but then he’s roughly averaged ddftas for last 3 years.) reg. season

    (last year in playoffs he didn’t get them) .

    will see what happens this year. there is a theory in playoffs not as likely to get the calls, first game this year, he got the calls, as did entire team someone said 3 to 1 fta’s rockets to opponent and there wasn’t even much hack a whoever to inflate it)

  • Brent Yen

    IDK, no one will discuss it if Lin is not the brand ambassador anyway.

  • Interesting 2015 Player Capsule: Jeremy Lin
    http://www.nba.com/lakers/150420_lincapsule
    Great summary of what Lin’s capable of in a non-tanking team plus excellent highlights (“He did it all. He went coast to coast!”)

    The writer might be a Lin fan.

    BY THE NUMBERS:
    21.3: Points averaged from March 22-27. Jeremy Lin scored at least 18 in four straight games, marking the first time he had done so since the February 2012 period known as “Linsanity.”
    36.9: Percentage shot on 3-pointers, which set a new career high. Lin ended up tied with Nick Young for second on the team, just 0.1 percent behind Wayne Ellington.
    339: Total assists dished out by Lin, which were 133 more than the next-closest Laker, Jordan Clarkson.

    SEASON SUMMARY:
    An up-and-down season peaked late for Lin, who averaged 14.4 points and 5.4 assists in 14 games during March. Unfortunately for the Lakers, Lin’s year ended right when he was finding the “aggressiveness” that he and head coach Byron Scott had talked about all season long. Despite missing the team’s final four games due to a sore left knee, Lin averaged 4.5 assists in purple and gold, leading all NBA players that came off the bench at least 40 times.

  • @CJSHYY:disqus, we all you’re the undisputed JLin Stats Poll winner.
    Please be patient as I will find some time to do the final tally plus find the right prize :]

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks KP. God is good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! I will.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! So glad that I can move on from this now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for your support. Really appreciate it!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Unless one had to go thru the treatments ordeal, one couldn’t really understand the side-effects of all these. Mine may not be the worst but was pretty bad. Remember the medical teams kept on repeating themselves that it shouldn’t be like this or…. but I did have those. My guess was because of my body makeup. My body tended to severely react to any 0.0003% chance of lingering side-effects of any medicine. Glad that they are almost totally out of my body now:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YES! Finally I’m free and don’t have to think about this until next year:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YES am a happy camper now:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks! Pray so! Yes, plan to watch JLin’s games until he retires:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Indeed it was. Glad to be part of JLin’s community and get support more readily here:-) Funny that most of my family members, close friends, friends continued to keep silence since they learned about my illnesses:-( Not even one word of any type of acknowledgement:-( Sad!!

  • JoeTeam

    my watch is my phone, so that would be infinitely more expensive than mine. My old watches are sitting in drawers with batteries leaking acid and destroying them. So much for casios and swatches ha ha. When I grow up, I will buy a swiss chronograph 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    lou williams got 6th man award
    isiah thomas was second, but he should have gotten.

    probably hard for people to identify him cause he was on two different teams and maybe people think he’s a starter, actually he never started a game on either team!

    gives you something more than just gunner off the bench, actually scored more points per game than williams! plus assists, better shooting % and playmaker.

    williams just belongs in that category of off the bench chuckers like ryan anderson, jamal crawford; they shoot a terrible % and dont do anything but shoot a lot but get a lot of points for non-starters just because they come in just to shoot. take a lot of shots in a short time.

    probably thomas gets no respect because hes so small; teams perhaps feel he can’t guard bigger point guards and will get posted up too much. i dont know what his defensive numbers are (and defensive numbers are hard to actually quantify with any relationship to actual performance); but
    i mean even just on basic simple things like points per game thomas comes out best.

    note: calvin murphy and thomas are the only 5’9 and under players to ave. 15 points a game in nba history.

  • 1mtoldman

    edit: hmm. didn’t know this evidently a large % of williams points come from drawing fouls on 3 point shots. set a record for most in a season. he’s referred to as “the james harden of the 3 pt whistle”.

  • Sophie Paris

    I’m rich of love 😉

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL None of us is able to catch up a little of the tally as JLin didn’t play the last few games:-)

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  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Thank You. :)))

  • Rick Johnson

    Librafree ‏@Librafree 5m5 minutes ago
    @JLin7 at Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park today. (credit noah kim IG)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/590285317959094272

  • Winner

    2015 NBA Playoff Edition: Kobe and Westbrook.
    (cr. NBA memes)
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC5O8hnVEAAWdag.jpg

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  • TTNN

    In today’s Bill don’t lie podcast, Bill Simmons was talking about Rondo, and he was saying that Rockets were begging Dallas to play Rondo as much as possible, though he don’t like to use +/-, but Rondo was -25. He said unless you give the car key to Rondo and don’t allow anybody else to drive that car, it is really hard to play Rondo. He said Rockets were playing 5 on 4 at defense.

    And he mentioned that Dallas would be better if they did not trade for Rondo, kept that 1st round pick and use their old PG. Or trade for Jeremy Lin would work even.

    (So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that even Bill would think Jeremy Lin in Dallas would work better than Rondo.) Okay, not everyone is blind anyway.

  • CJSHYY

    I totally agree w Bill Simmons on Mav is sure a lot better w/o the trade for Rondo. Also think he is right about Lin can do better job than Rondo in Mav. Ya! I hope this will come true.

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  • bolero

    wow.

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  • JoeTeam

    I learned a long time ago that people are afraid of their own mortality, so it’s better they keep silent and you just tell them the good news. It’s really hard to be sick and have a scared family member to carry. You did it! Nite yell then the good news and you will see love amplified back. It’s ok, it’s the way people are. Too few wise ppl …

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  • hehe… we can make it somewhat competitive, maybe :]

  • bolero
  • Bill Simmons actually said Lin would work better than Rondo?
    Man, next thing we know he might want BOS to pursue Lin next

  • HY C

    wondering if you have seen these, but there are some great vids compiled by christinecheng60

    at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM3cKJG-yHjy7bUrzY_GrvA

  • Marie Simon

    well said…

  • blubell

    So happy to see him having fun after a long, difficult season! I still hate those earrings 😛

  • Filler-up

    Nice. Like the one on the right.

  • Marie Simon

    Great summary , that explained everything, hope Jeremy will read your post and learn from here.

  • Charlie S

    You mean maxing out my credit cards doesn’t make me rich?!

  • JoeTeam

    Yay, Curry MVP.

    Tough game, Asik etc playing really well. T Evans on the bike to keep his knee warm. It’s almost like Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    I did not hear Lin’s name tho. He did say he likes JC

  • CJSHYY

    Did you listen to the full program?

  • Brent Yen

    JUst the Rondo part, maybe I missed it

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I see…So what do you think his opinion on Rondo now?

  • webattorney

    I don’t even wear a watch as it’s unnecessary when you have a smartphone. Also, I prefer light $20 plastic watch when I need to wear one. I could buy a Benz tomorrow and pay in full, but as I get older, I have no desire to show off. Show off to whom? For what? I have no supervisor to kiss a*s and no fellow workers who want to get ahead of me. Lol

    Got my house paid off, cars paid off, everything paid off. Donate some money to charities here and there. Only luxury I give myself is that I travel biz class when I travel because I need to sleep to adjust to the time difference. Also, I go to any restaurant I want if I want to eat something I like. I dress like a bum and wear sandals to most places. Lol

  • TTNN

    only one sentence… towards the end of the first guest…..

  • I bet he made this trip as long as he can trying to avoid Mama Lin lol

  • Grace Nsns

    http://i.imgur.com/oelxXqr.jpg
    http://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/335p1z/shooting_guard_defensive_impact_chart_for_201415/

    @btopishere from reddit graghed this to show PG defensive impact for 2014-2015 season, Lin’s right in the middle, not that good, not bad either, especially compared to some elite D-PG, lol

    note: itsbarron 262 points 1 day ago—-Just in case… the bottom left is the good part == lower opponent’s FG% and lower than opponent’s average FG%

  • Yascar

    Jeremy is fine. JC and Lavine are kind of stand out bad. I know they are rookies but that might mean a net negative on the court.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have no interest in the playoff w/o Jeremy.

  • guest

    Lin did too much help defense and often left his man open. That may explain why he ddidn’t have standout stats though in reality he’s elite defender

  • Grace Nsns

    They were allowed this way, price to pay for future superstars, lol

  • chan c

    aj must be the culprit for that jlin earrings 🙂

  • chan c

    aj, did you give jlin those earrings?

  • webattorney

    Not me. Not having to watch Lakers games in itself is an improvement.

  • joyce ward

    Sometimes I wander if you are truly a lin fan, because you always show up with negative information about lin that you have found off some hijacked website…shame on you…smh

  • akgul

    sounds about right he is an average defender..probably get better later in his career.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    @gracensns:disqus, this is obviously an interesting analysis of a large, unbiased, data set. It indicates that Lin’s defense is basically equivalent to most starters. Of course on a better team with bigs who play defense better than Hill, Sacre and Boozer as well as a better coach to orchestrate team defense, Lin’s better than avg defense will become apparent.
    You don’t need to respond to the senseless attach made on you by the mod below. I hope at least one of the other mods will have the integrity to delete her post and ask her to apologize to you. SMH (sarcastically)

  • Guest

    Agree. SOH.

  • joyce ward

    It’s not a senseless attack. It was a opinion comment. I have seen a her post a lot of stuff on here that always has the negative viibe to it. I also remembering during many games when people were reporting games, and sometimes the psoter would call lin a scrub. So get your facts straight before you come on here and call something an attack.BTW, if you don’t like my comment, just down vote it..smh

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Oh, you don’t think it was a senseless attack? It was an opinion? As I learned from you, “Opinions are like azzholes, everybody’s got one.” And some people have two. Not trying to throw any shade. Her posts “always have a negative vibe to it.” Always? Really? I’ve been reading Lin’s fan blogs off and on for 3 years now and I happen to have an unusually good memory. So I have a pretty good sense of who’s who based on their screen names. Grace Nsns is a perfectly normal, sincere Lin fan who doesn’t deserve to be attacked by you for posting an unbiased data analysis. You, on the other hand, have brought some ridiculous conspiracy crap here. You’re the one that needs to be ashamed.

  • Guest

    Agree again.
    Imagine if everyone start to copy her way, and end with shame on you, smh, everytime they disagree or don’t like something other posters post, what would it be like here. The poster’s record is open to speak for her whether she’s a fan or not.

  • guest

    On ESPN news, Pat Riley reportedly will offer Dragic 100mil/5years contract. So, Lin fans, this is a very good gauge of Lin’s value, even for a one year rental(based on his exit interview that he may take a one-year contract), Lin can command easily 10mil the next season although he said money isn’t a factor to be considered.

  • CJSHYY

    What? Dragic is worthy that much but Heat is not even made it to playoff?! I really can’t believe this?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Unfortunately, a lot of people that agree have simply become fed up and stopped posting here. Despite this site’s admirable goal of wanting to maintain a positive atmosphere, a double-standard applies to Joyce Ward and she’s given carte blanche to be as rude and insulting as she wants, whenever she wants. Surprisingly, there is a large group of sycophants who remain here and upvote whatever nonsense she posts.

  • guest

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12729854/pat-riley-no-excuses-miami-heat-missing-playoffs

    read the news on the link above.

    Dragic repeatedly failed to lead his team to the playoffs yet there are teams, including Heat that has won the championships..our Lin definitely has many good offers awaiting him this July. :))

  • I thought the information is somewhat positive in this case?
    Lin’s Opp FG% is definitely better than Clarkson, Irving and even Ty Lawson which should quiet many Lin critics claim that he doesn’t play defense.

  • CJSHYY

    I really think Dragic is overrated bc if Lin got the same freedom like him on court w playing time, Lin sure can put up a lot better stats & win the game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Double downing his mistake. He lost 2 first round picks for Dragic trade so he can’t let him walk for nothing.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    1 team .500 and 2 team under .500 and still the Heat couldn’t make payoff?

  • I have some Linterest in watching any potential PG struggle in DAL, Spurs and any other teams that might scream, “Give me Lin’s agent number!” lol

  • hm, so Bill didn’t say it then?

  • joyce ward

    So what is your point exactly? It is still an opinion and everybody has one. These are my opinions. Why are you trying to stir up drama when there is none? You have taken this to another level I don’t know why all your drama is directed at me and I don’t really care, but you need to really get your life..peace out…smh

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • $20M/year for Dragic is too much for someone who had only 1 playoff appearance in his 7-yr career.
    $12-$16 might be ok but the market might inflate his values.

    Dragic probably has hit his peak while Lin is still climbing up after 2.5 yr of full PT

  • emz83

    I have to admit that I’ve massively decreased my involvement on here due to the double standard.

    While I appreciate Joyce’s enthusiasm and love of Lin as a player and person sometimes her defense of him makes me just leave the site.

    Why would I attack a teammate of Lin’s, who he is possibly friends with and who he’s trying to support? Lin himself is supportive of Clarkson and his half-asian background. I don’t need to tear Clarkson down to make Lin better, I have more faith in Lin than that.

  • joyce ward

    Aren’t the new salaries coming into play in 2017? Riley is probably offering this amount now for 5 years so that he won’t have to overpay him in 2017.

  • emz83

    Lin’s defense style is very much ‘5 man on a string’ and trusting his teammates to be there… but that’s difficult when not everyone’s on the same page defensively or is lost defensively because of poor preparation/coaching.

  • joyce ward
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I understand. For me it’s the inexplicable arrogance, rudeness and even aggression directed at other posters that I find hard to tolerate.

  • Guest

    like you said, it doesn’t seem to apply to the site rules” be polite and respectful” here. So, if people see that mods can be this way, then obvious they can be too. what will be the outcome if people start to behaving that way, is the main concern to me.

  • could be. I’m still unfamiliar with how the new CBA impacts salaries in 2017

    But having Rondo and Dragic (LA & Heat?) quickly signed is probably good for Lin and other PGs since teams will keep bidding on the available PGs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    All of my points are clear. I can elaborate further on some of them if you’d like, but I think you’d be surprised at the level I can take it to.

    “Why are you trying to stir up drama when there is none?” This is called “projection.” You are accusing me of doing the very thing that you are guilty of, as this is exactly what you do when you suddenly and without provocation attack, not only a perfectly valid comment, but also the character of the poster. Your recent reply to Grace Nsns is just one of countless examples of this.
    All I’m asking you to do, is at least try to be polite and respectful in your comments like everyone else on this Jeremy Lin fan site.

  • joyce ward

    Please don’t bring the drama over here acting like somebody is keeping you from posting over here. Please don’t get it twisted, many don’t post over here is because they can’t troll over here. Another thing is that many of you get upset when many don’t agree with what you post on here, and then you try to argue your point to make it valid, instead of deciding to disagree. I also recognize the slight of hand that some of you do with many of your drive by postings. So it is what it is. Enjoy the rest of your day:)

  • thank you for the feedback. we definitely want to uphold “be polite and respectful” policy including all mods. If joyce’s posting style can be perceived as breaking this rule at times, the mods will discuss about the issue.

    If there’s something good about posters here, we can raise issues calmly and discuss them respectfully so all of us can continue to get better. We’re all not perfect but we should always strive to get better.

  • to be fair, joyce has many good posts and insightful opinions but I understand some strong opinions or posting style can be received negatively.

    As I said below, the mods will take the feedback and discuss them so all of us can always continue to improve. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You’re welcome. I think if Joyce were called to account whenever she crosses the line, she would learn to improve her behavior. One or more mods has to have the cajones to call her out when necessary. At this point she thinks she can bully anyone she wants.

  • joyce ward

    You know that I don’t deal well with sleight of hand stuff. There a lot of drop in posters with this sleight of hand stuff to create drama. What I posted was merely my opinion and I am allowed to have one. I saw the stats, but to me, it looked like lin is doing very well in his overall stats as they were posted here a few days ago. To me(my opinion) is just another sleight of hand move.JMO

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I was hoping we’d get some hints on which team might be interested in Lin by now..Maybe some rumors…Probably not from team that are still currently in the playoff, but from team that are already started looking into who’s available.

    Living in the Philly areas, I’m hoping the Sixers would at least show some interest and make an offer.

    The other caveat is many team, even if they really want Lin, would want to obtain his service for as cheap as possible….therefore, you could see see waiting on the side and hope Lin doesn’t have much interest, and then they can come in for a cheap offer hoping he would take it since he doesn’t have a lot of interest.

  • Alain Gervais

    no one has yet to mention parkers clear decline as a player. spurs could use lin as a replacement

  • Guest

    up to the site. We are just regular and insignificant posters who raise a concern because we care the over all benefit of the community.

  • Charlie S

    Here’s to hopefully an uneventful 4 years =)

  • It is indeed a bit too early.

    I was just doing some searches on Lin’s FA. The latest ones with solid rumor is
    3/13 B/R How Much Is Jeremy Lin Worth in Loaded 2015 NBA Free-Agent Class?

    Very low projection of $4.5-$5.5M/yr but interestingly, the only one with strong interest for now is just Houston!

    Not ideal of course, but it’s good start to show Lin has some serious interest for his services, even in HOU.

  • Briiick

    Yes, Parker has pulled his team down this season. He used to be such an unstoppable zig-zag.

  • Charlie S

    So JLin on the team with the worst defense manages to hold his own compared to other PG. Imagine if he was on a better team?

  • For those who like what Tim Tebow does with his charity work similar to JLin, here is an interesting article on why people should root for Tim Tebow.

    I agree with the assertion that even if Tebow still doesn’t have the skills to play a pro NFL QB after tweaking his passing mechanics in the last 2 years, many kids/people will benefit having a good role model in the NFL. Much better than the bad news of NFL players killing people, abusing women, drugs, etc.

    If Lin and Tebow break through again in late 2015, it will benefit each other to raise their platform to become even better role models

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/590547272322146304

  • Charlie S

    Unfortunately Parker is becoming Steve Nash, injury prone

  • Grace Nsns

    Those are objective numbers, somebody put in efforts to make the graph, it happened that Lin’s a fine defender, I do not follow why you’re so upset?
    For my posting history, you may have mistaken me with sb else?

  • Tina

    you’re okay. i didn’t see anything negative about the graph. thought it was great to see. there’s truth to numbers

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This list is my analysis of how I think Jeremy sees his situation. I see these points as being very obvious to him and I’ve never had the impression that JLin needs outside advice. I wrote this post to provide my perspective to other Lin fans who sometimes make the case for the Lakers, Rox or GSW.

  • Grace Nsns

    Thanks for the post/analysis, really appreciate the concern.
    It’s alright, Joyce may have had mistaken me with somebody else, and I can sense sometimes she’s simply frustrated, we all are sometimes especially this season.
    I’m a stats person, won’t get upset with stats, lol thanks again.

  • Riddick

    I disagree that ‘Joyce’s enthusiasm and love of Lin as a player and person’ is a negative. Being a LOH( not ashamed to admit ), I also get tired of ‘some’ posters repeatedly up talking other players, while down playing Lin w/the I’m a Lin fan but….’ attitude. I also come to this site to get Lin news, not to hear about NBA…which I can go to any other site for.
    Other posters also seem to take it for granted that pointing out another player/team mate’s weakness of Lin is an attack, whether it’s true or false. Then feel it’s ok to magnify Lin’s perceived weaknesses.
    I also don’t agree that Clarkson is all that( mpo ). What a lot of people/posters don’t realize is that a lot of other Lin fans aren’t fans because he’s Asian, but more because of who he is as a person. Those of us that aren’t Asian don’t feel the need or want to follow/promote Clarkson( or any other individuals ), just because he is 1/4 Filipino.
    That’s the beauty of being a ‘Lin’ fan. There are differences in opinions, styles, perceptions and race all in the name of being a Lin fan.
    I find it a bit ironic how those posters that criticize Joyce or others that post their opinions ‘boldly’, have similar style of posting. Just an observation of how simple or complex human nature can be.

  • Tina

    some negative info about jlin is necessary sometimes, even on a lin fan site. it keeps people informed and keeps things objective imo

  • Tina

    for just about every playoff game i’ve watched, i could see lin helping A LOT. too bad they don’t have him right now.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Don’t mention it. I’ve seen other fine posters get bullied by her (e.g. @livyrlife) and then just disappear. I didn’t want you to feel the need to defend yourself which may require stooping to her level. Especially if most posters here will support her against you or at best remain silent. It’s really up to the Mods to stop her from insulting people with impunity. When I get frustrated by Lin’s unfair treatment, I take it out on trolls, not Lin fans. LOL. BTW there is another Grace who posts here, but she’s as innocent as you are 🙂

  • akgul

    I havent been on this Site for that long but one thing i did notice was that i was being questioned if i was a Lin fan by the Admin just because i was discussing what Lin could improve to become an even better nba player…it felt like i was being interrogated…sure i have not been on this site for that long but why would i not be a lin fan just because i was discussing what i think would improve an already good basketball player to become great.

  • akgul

    I honestly dont think Dragic is all that…Lin is the better ball player in my opinion and he will only get better. Dragic to me feels like a finished product still a good player but i’ll take Lin all day everyday.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Oh no, they are catching onto to the plan:

    “As the Association moves toward “pace-and-space” concepts, with smaller lineups more suited to shooting 3-pointers, adding Rondo to a backcourt that will include Kobe Bryant might be potentially disastrous. Neither shoots efficiently from the outside, both are ball-dominant, and each player has a strong, combative personality. Neither gets to the line much anymore, and defenses might be able to hang back and let them fire away.”

    http://www.sportsworldnews.com/articles/36770/20150421/rajon-rondo-lakers-rumors-will-los-angeles-lose-interest-if-mavericks-cant-upset-houston-rockets.htm

  • orLinaryjoe

    Go blue and gold!>>>>purple and gold.

  • Riddick

    No worries…bs doesn’t believe in 3-pointers anyways. As long as kb is happy, BS LaLa is happy. Goooo LaLa…grab Rondo and let Lin goooo! ( smirk )

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is an unrestricted free agent. Lin is good as gone. If Lin stays in LA, that is 100% on Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    My take is that for 3 long years now, JLin has been deliberately marginalized by his coaches and prevented from playing to his potential. So I think it’s hard to know which criticisms of his game are constructive or fair. But I also understand that not everyone realizes or accepts this assertion. So I guess it’s ok that some want to point out his flaws and areas for improvement so long as there can be a civil debate on the subject. Personally, I prefer to wait until after FA when JLin is finally playing for a team and coach that is trying to play to his strengths, maximize his potential, and win games.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Don’t see a negative in this case. Just stats, nothing more.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin would be pretty stupid to resign in Houston. I don’t think he is stupid.

  • GoodDayLA

    LMA is a great player and should be chased.

  • Tina

    yeah me too. but IF someone were to post negative news, i don’t necessarily take it as a bad/negative thing.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin can probably get 10 million because 10 million is the new 4 million dollar contract starting after next season. The 100 million 20 per yr is the new 10 million per offer we are currently used to.

  • orLinaryjoe

    They are as stupid as they sound, so we’ll see how they do. can’t see one playoff team not shooting 3s.

  • GoodDayLA

    the salary cap doubles soon. So double the yearly pay you anticipated these players should get.

  • Tina

    i think LMA is leaving portland. lakers could use LMA since they currently don’t have a good player that plays his position

  • sws94

    Wow, for a 30 year old player? 20 mil a year, ok, sounds like a lot but 5 years. Lin can get $8 I think, close to what he makes now. His numbers went down, so that doesn’t help him.

  • GoodDayLA

    This summer will be really interesting and since I am not in Lin’s inner circle, I will never know how he thinks if he returns to the Lakers.

    Someone once posted here that there is no “escape team” for Jlin. That every single team in the NBA is a problem for him and he will probably be a bencher on every single team regardless of circumstance. That notion is probably right unfortunately.

    So from that standpoint, he would indeed be better off just staying in LA since it’s a city he likes and he’d be treated the same no matter where he goes.

    If Lin leaves for an MDA team, that would be best. Short of that, it will be real interesting.

  • Tina

    i think he will get 7-10 mil. 4-5 mil is low for him, but i doubt he cares that much about money at this point.

  • sws94

    I think Dragic is at his peak. Lin has another season or 2 to go. He started later than most players to get regular minutes.

  • Tina

    never mind. i forgot about randle. maybe not then.

  • 1mtoldman

    there are two separte issues here: a. salary cap increase “new salaries” big jump occurs 2016 (this is 2015 f.a. season) or next year. projected to jump from 60s to 90s which was thought to be a huge thing cause previous highest jump was 7. this was thought to be a one year thing with folloiwng year 2017 dropping to a less gigantic increae more in the line of 15 instead of 30

    however new projections forecast almost as big a jump to possibly around 115 in 2017.

    the “new cba” as you put it could throw the whole thing into unknown as 2017 is allso year contract to be renegotiated between players and owners and possibility of deadlock there

    how individual players/ owners will “play” these developments is matter of speculation.

    but the one clear thing: from this year (lin f.a. year) to 2016 f.a. year (next year ie. 2 playing seasons away) there will defintely be a huge jump in available cash. (i guess this is when new tv deal cash gets factored in).

    feel free to correct any mistakes this is all from memory.

  • joyce ward

    @psalm234:disqus this is just inform you that I am stepping down as a mod on this site because of my beliefs and opinions, i don’t want to compromise the integrity of this site. I will continue to post my opinions and points of views. I still will call you out if I think that you are using sleight of hand comments. Enjoy the rest of your day:)

  • Guest

    “I find it a bit ironic how those posters that criticize Joyce or others that post their opinions ‘boldly’, have similar style of posting. ”
    It’s really only me and Jeremiah who do the talk here. So you either point it to me or Jeremiah. You should point it out clearly instead of vaguely.
    I don’t know about Jeremiah, but I would not say this much or even say anything if joyce wards is not the mod here, and If this is not psalm234 who’s running the site. I do not have anything personal against her, but as a mod, one helds more responsibility in setting a good example. As a mod, if she’s breaking the rules, then no point for others to follow the rules. She could explained that it’s the way she talks(I know some people, including me, will sometimes use that kind of style. But only limited to close buddy, who knows your character and who you know doesn’t mind )she does not mean to offend or been rude to anyone, but obvious she’s careless about it.

  • akgul

    I agree with what you said Lin has been marginalized and not been put in a position to succeed. Hopefully this coming season he will be put in a team that will let him play to his strenghts. The way i was thinking a Fan would act was to help point out places that could be in need of some improvements i mean i would not say anything if i did not think that Lin has the potential to be an all star. My guess next season we will see a more free Lin in terms of playing basketball no more looking over your shoulder and being afraid to get benched for a turnover…getting headaches when i think of the GSW game where Lin was mounting a comeback and had a turnover….Byron scott goes crazy and benches him.

  • joyce ward
  • akgul

    I agree with Dragic reaching his peak. Lin in 2 years will be an all star in my opinon if not sooner.

  • joyce ward

    Not Lin related but I love going to LA Film festivals. They are so much fun.

    https://twitter.com/angryasianman/status/590599764263178240

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Before the season started, Kobe/BS pointed out that Lin was forced by the Rox to constantly look over his shoulder but now on the Lakers he will be able to regain his confidence. But in the Machiavellian tradition, Kobe/BS treated Lin worse than ever.
    Based on your posts today, I don’t understand why any of the Mods would “interrogate” you or question whether or not you’re really a fan. IMO, all of the Mods on this site are really quite nice and fair.

  • Riddick

    ‘So you either point it to me or Jeremiah. You should point it out clearly instead of vaguely.’ I wasn’t pointing fingers at you or Jeremiah specifically, because I’ve never seen or have known of your posts here. I have been on this site since its inception, so I’m familiar with a lot of the posters, including Jeremiah( whose post I’ve agreed with numerous times ), Therefore, I wasn’t just referring to this particular discussion, it just happened that I responded to your post at this time.

    My post was intended to point out the difference of opinions/styles that vary on this site and that it’s not ‘just’ Joyce w/differing opinions. This is a good example of how misunderstanding, depending on perception, occurs. Just as a finger is pointing at Joyce for her posts, 3 fingers are pointing back at you, me, Jeremiah and everyone else here. I could take offense at your response to my post, but I believe opinions are just that…individual thoughts/ideas.

  • joyce ward
  • Tina

    IMO, i think the problem lies with joyce saying, “sometimes i wonder if you’re a lin fan…”
    i’m sure her opinion is valued here. i come by this site very often and check the posts and enjoy them. she also provides great insight in all things related to jlin. remember, all opinions are free to be expressed! but, i don’t agree with anyone assuming that someone is a true lin fan or not. that’s not up to anyone to decide except the individual themselves. i’m not directing anything at anyone. just seeing where this whole “problem” may have started.

  • akgul

    well i kinda overexagerated with the interrogation part lol..more like there was some question if i really was a fan or someone who was just there to bash lin. But with that i think this forum is great for discussions and the people are great!

  • Riddick

    Darn…I really liked them too. This is why I follow just Lin…he is truly an anomaly in the professional sports / world…walks the talk all day, every day.

  • Wandais38 .

    I don’t comment here that much, but always read here. sorry to see you step down. I used to frequent the other JL fan site, but there was so much trolling and disrespect towards him I had to stop. hope you will change your mind.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It is hurtful to come on a Lin fan site only to have your loyalty questioned. So I understand your feeling of being interrogated and offended. But it was probably just a misunderstanding.

  • Briiick

    Well deserved, baby Pop !

  • Riddick

    That’s just it, Tina. ‘All opinions are free to be expressed’…including Joyce. I question a lot of posters claim to being a Lin fan too, but because I stated it differently, others aren’t going to bash me as they have Joyce. I don’t agree w/how a lot of people express themselves, but I do try to be fair and would like to see people on this site follow the same criteria they expect from others.

    There is a lot of hypocrisy in this world, but I’d like to think that people on this site are smarter and follow Lin’s lead as to treat others better than we perceive how we are being treated( even if we don’t like it ). Just my personal 2cents.
    Just as others have stated before: agree to disagree w/o needing to insult.

  • Thank you for serving as a moderator faithfully, @awarde:disqus
    You know I will always respect your opinions as one of the biggest JLin fans.

    I respect you and @JoeTeam:disqus who chose to step down on your own terms to be able to express your opinions freely without the expectations of the moderator role to be more neutral. Although you and JoeTeam are not mods, we definitely still appreciate and need you to battle real trolls here and out there.

    Now you can be free to bump shoulders with Lin’s brother to get us some juicy tidbits of JLin Free Agency :]
    Buy him some In-N-Out burger and boba, he might start talking LOL

  • At least we have solid rumor of HOU showing interest in Lin (possibly for Asian marketing purpose + off-the-bench scorer)

    Nevertheless, IMO Lin shouldn’t come back to LA or HOU whenever possible since it contradicts his desire for a FIT (playing as the starter/ball-handling PG in a PnR team)

  • joyce ward

    Thanks. If I see him again, I hope it won’t be as embarrassing as the last time.LOL

  • wow .. the Morris brothers seem to be very good guys.
    They beat up a guy who sent improper texts to their mom
    Maybe they have the right motivation but definitely wrong actions to take matter into their own hands.
    Hopefully it’s just slander

  • yeah, that was such a hilarious story though :] like in the movies

  • 311

    Is it this one here? Roughly at 00:56:00 I think. If so, not sure if that’s a ringing endorsement for Jeremy.

    http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=12728938

  • I agree, 4-5 is too low. $7-10M/yr would sound right for 2 yr-contract w/ player option in the 2nd year, perhaps more in an MDA system or heavy PnR system as a starter

  • ah, got it. thanks

  • yes, Lin is both Harvard-smart and street-smart enough not to come back to HOU or LA given any choice. He just need PT and the PnR to rise up again

  • 311

    Yeah, hope there’s a good explanation. Right now, not enough info, and can’t really judge until the facts are all out. Not looking good at this point though.

  • it’s okay… teams that pursue him in the summer are the ones who really want him & he will choose wisely.

    I can’t wait when he starts visiting teams =D

  • joyce ward

    It might be, but I think one of them had an outburst earlier this year with the head coach. So who knows.

  • wow .. you sure remember and know a lot about it
    it’ll be intesting if it will affect how Lin’s contract will be structured later

    I think Lin would still choose 1-2 yr contract except for MDA

  • joyce ward

    I am so impressed with Brad Stevens

    https://twitter.com/mcten/status/590630211684851712

  • Tina

    I LOVE BRAD STEVENS. he’s my favorite coach right now. he’s so smart. having BS as lin’s coach for a year makes people like brad stevens so valuable.

  • Tina

    me too. can’t wait!

  • PPP

    People are bored already to begin attacking each other? Hope everybody calms down.

  • Tina

    i won’t lie. i’m pretty bored.. lol

  • ICYMI JLin’s last game this season vs Clippers and talking about Baby Lin wanting to turn pro.
    Good to see BackStage Lakers praised the toughness and vision of Lin brothers.

  • it’s definitely not easy not having news just waiting.. maybe we should do a NBA bracket or something productive :]

  • Instagram video shows Lin shares mutual dislike of soup with Albert Chang #TeamNoSoup
    I foresee many Lin fans would start bringing him Chicken Broth soup soon.

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/590428384666095616

  • Tina

    i should just start up a scandal. this ought to keep us company.

    JLIN SPOTTED ON A DATE! GASP!

  • JoeTeam

    Joyce !!! you and me both. I’d rather stand as a citizen than a Mod because ppl don’t make it a fair exchange and start attacking the site. Good on y’er, mate, as the Aussies say. I always feel like I’m fair, but hey, we all see life from our set of eyes. Any, love your posts.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey psalm, thanks for the shoutout. I was really wanting to remove that overtone where ppl attacked the site because they disagreed with me or what I thought was trolling. So, a citizen worker bee is more free and more vulnerable at the same time. It’s good to go out and be free, because I know you mods have my back ha ha. Thx for this great site, the place where we can stand for goodness (though we all don’t have to agree what degree of good is …)

  • JoeTeam

    next time, turn around and give them a strong lady hug because every man needs one given all our teachings to absorb it like a man, you know what I mean.

  • you have to follow up with a pic next =)

  • Tina

    my photo editing skills are not great. or else, i would insert my picture with him he he he… 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    I’m watching Curry chew on his mouthguard and having boyish fun. He’s cool, very cool.

  • Guest

    of course all opinions are free to express as long as it goes with the site rule” be polite and respectful”. In this case, let me ask you, do you agree that Joyce wards’s reply to Grace above was polite and respectful or not?

  • GoodDayLA

    If Lin goes back to Houston, I will really stop watching him permanently. But I am really certain Lin will not return to Houston. I think we all know it.

    As to Lakers, I don’t like how he left the door open, but hopefully it’s more for PR than really a reflection of his thoughts to actually entertain coming back to LA.

    If anywhere, Lin should return to NYC of all old retread teams.

    But like you all, I hope Lin lands on a new team, somewhere fresh. A small market team or Northeast team like Sixers would be perfect. But does Hinkie want Lin to start? Probably not I’d imagine.

    Lin could also fix the Utah Jazz but Jazz probably don’t want him. But we’ll see.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Scandalous!

  • joyce ward

    Hey dude, where you been? Thanks for the support. As have stated many times, i get paid handsomely as a mediator for the government and I save them tons of money on not getting sued by exposing peoples agenda. Anyway, did you here the that Mark Jackson said the harden should be the MVP, and they asked Steph about it, and he said that it was very interesting. So is Mark Jackson having sour grapes…LOL Anyway, I am going to be mad if Steph doesn’t get the MVP.

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88
    ‏@linfinity88
    Lin and his dude ajRAFAEL & Co enjoying food at Blaze Pizza
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/590659837240991746

  • joyce ward

    Is that Joseph with lin also?

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88‏@linfinity88

    Via bryanarevalo_01 J. Lin in the house!! #chipotle

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/590664141695746052

  • JoeTeam

    Did you mean you are a self-admitted LOF? Seems to be meant that way.

    I agree with you about the same themes, and to me, they are all about criticizing Lin’s game as an indirect way to feel better or more a part of being on control of this injustice Lin faces, what we face. Honestly, just let the injustices be, they come and go in life. Watch what Lin does to cope, as that is the key to a good life. Ppl should give themselves a break, we don’t need to be perfect. Look at KT last night … if he got down on himself, he would not have stepped up in the fourth to help GSW win.

    It’s like this:

  • joyce ward

    Was this worth watching?

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88
    ‏@linfinity88
    Someone got 2 LOL. Via ajrafael First time in forever #Frostbites at Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights – Riverside
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/590657582156685312

  • CJSHYY

    That is not Joseph but I think his brother probably will finish his college this year.

  • joyce ward

    Jlin being a little pig…LOL

  • joyce ward

    The one thing that I am so proud of lin is that he has actually given Asian men a platform to start with. I really do believe that Fresh Off the Boat was inspired by Lin. Lin has take asian men out the box to the point that I can say that my niece & her friends have Jlin posted on their walls. I bet People magazine have approached lin about being one their most eligible bachelors and he turned them down.LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, I read that bit on MJ saying Harden should be MVP. I think it’s guy pride – Steph Curry backed him but GSW replaced him, so he’s just sore and wants to gently hurt GSW. I didn’t see Steph’s response as you said, but I guess Steph is 1000 miles form needing MJ now that the powers that be freed him to be a better version of himself. I mean, more 3s, more impact, more joy … I love seeing Steph’s child-like joyful antics on the court like his jiggly hips when he’s on the bench and somebody scored big, or that muscle thing after getting one past ADavis.

    A player under a coach has to respect his coach, until someone else shows up to lead him to a better place. That’s the good leadership GSW ownership showed, to give Curry the chance to improve. So yeah, I’d be mad if MVP didn’t go to Curry, as that also validates good GM and FO/owners. I wish for lin’s next team to take a lesson – give Lin a good coach and let him get back to the fun.

  • JoeTeam

    he he, I wish I was 22 again … Yellow Fever seems to have the Linoculation finally ha ha.

  • JoeTeam

    round up the usual suspects! Casablanca reference.

  • joyce ward

    Yes it it. There is a video on YouTube with this Asian saying that women don’t really see color when choosing a man. He did an experiment. He went around and approached black women to ask them for a date and every time he got their number. They gave it to him right away. One girl, he asked if she had a boyfriend and she said maybe, and then he asked her for her number and she gave it to him, and then he asked about her boyfriend, and she said you mean my ex-boyfriend. LOL

  • joyce ward

    Wow the game at halftime between Cavs and Celtics(51-50) with the Cavs in the lead. It so interesting because most of the media guys on twitter are kind of rooting for the Celtics.LOL

  • joyce ward

    Me too. Lin just needs to be given a fair chance to do his thing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Everybody I know is rooting for the Celtics. They don’t like the Cavaliers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Are you kidding One of the most eligible bachelors! That’s amazing!
    Could be just one of the most eligible Asian American bachelors! Are you mistaken?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s really amazing. I wish I were much younger.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Correction: everyone I know, doesn’t like Lebron for selling out, lack of loyalty, LOL. Lin would not do that. That’s why it will be about “fit” more than $. That’s why I hate Kobe x2.

  • JoeTeam

    Nice story, I’ll have to look that up.

    Well, here’s a story. When I went to Africa, the ladies in Kenya really were aggressive toward me. Even the nice family ladies on the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, selling food from stalls. I think it’s when you are new to someone where they have no negative stereotypes, when people are most open to each other. My European travel mates did not receive the same positive vibes, because they were seen as part of the colonialists pedigree. I experienced this openness in a totally innocent, human way that made me wonder – hmmm, is my whole experience with humanity determined by the stereotypes I live with on the west coast of CA? Also when I was younger, I lived in New England, and I had very different experiences there too. Going to Sweden, similar open experiences where I scratched my head, wondering why in CA we are so segregated. CA seems to have too much going for it and that also includes sub-groups that form and don’t intermix.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, sexiest man alive runner up, if only he didn’t joke around so much.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, I’ve been looking forward to hearing rumours or real stories like this. Why not? It certainly sells.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pending on our approval!!!!!!
    Stand in line please. LOL

  • JoeTeam

    But did you see how well Delladova did last game? St Marys to bench to now playing next to LeBron in the playoffs. I love it. His stats aren’t so nice, but he really is great all around.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That figures. They have an issue with Goran Dragic too.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Seriously, he is a man, and needs to go on a date. Problem is finding someone who doesn’t know him via basketball. Maybe his brothers can setup a “Date with Lin for his top Fans contest”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe will regret playing this year and the next. He’s really exposed.

  • orLinaryjoe

    He is delusional thinking that players will be attracted to playing with him. The only motive for him is the ridiculous $, milking it one more year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should choose coaches other than the old school cats like McHale and Byron.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m rooting for Tim Tebow too. He has gone through lots of hardship. Pray for him to keep his faith.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m not even mad that it’s not Kerr lol you get it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The last time Lin was offered $25m for 3 years. People called it out as ridiculous. I’m looking forward to a more ridiculous one soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin appears as a playmaker and a wingplayer.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Teams will never learn. They still try to get themselves into expensive contracts with aged veterans.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He is aged and starts declining. Give them a long contract is risky for the organization.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey Joyce, not that I have the time ha ha, but this I found in looking for your youtube. Very funny. There’s truth to this – Asian guys just don’t get hit on too much so your niece’s posse can win it all lol.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Couldn’t you just agree to disagree and leave Joyce alone. You are really carrying something to the peak. That’s really unnecessarily.

  • Tina

    the whole lin fan fam are like lin’s parents. need approval from his fans first lol

  • 1mtoldman

    chandler parsons may be out for rest of series with beards.

  • Tina

    oh no..
    who’s beards?

  • 1mtoldman

    you can call em beards or you can call em hardens but you doesn’t have to call em rockets. (or maybe you do here).

    name calling. ???

  • Tina

    huh?

  • yes, good clip this time

  • yup,.. we want most ridiculous amount after multiple bidding :]

  • “Rondo passed to Ellis for 3 .. uhm, no”
    That’s all I want to hear :]

  • orLinaryjoe

    Mods, Troll post here..Oh wait…Never mind, lol.

  • lol .. I thought many want to know how much Rondo is helping Mavs fans to give Lin some love soon

  • Barkley: “Rondo is not engaged in the game, waiting for Free Agency”

    I guess Rondo does not want to play for Dallas. This will be easy opening for Lin then

  • orLinaryjoe

    Mavs should have traded Rondo for Lin.

    Really hoping playoffs will show how championships aren’t bought with money, but with teamwork.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Mav really played better w/o Rondo, they even played Felton today. W this less Rondo, Mav only down by 2 in half time.

  • Tina

    wow. harden is dirty. i actually feel bad for rondo

  • wow, on 1st play Rondo fouled Harden and 1st technical for pushing off
    He wants out!

  • Rondo is frustrated for sure

  • Tina

    harden seems to have that effect on others. that annoying effect

  • yes, he can’t guard Harden and not helping on offense either

  • Rondo took on the challenge to guard Harden aggressively but lost.
    4th personal foul already.

    2 PFs & 1 technical in 30 seconds. Rondo definitely didn’t want to play

  • Tina

    barea runs the team better than rondo.

  • wow, he also guarded Harden much better than Rondo.
    Harden passed an airball there

  • The Mavs really looked disjointed. Only Dirk is a consistent threat out there.
    No chemistry with Ellis.

    They need a real PG desperately. But he’s on vacation in Southern Cal now

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I never thought I would say this but I guess it shows how much I hate BS and Lakers this season: while I’m watching the rockets mavericks game and seeing how much spacing and pick and rolls in rockets offense, I would have loved to see lin play with this team instead of the lakers especially since PBev is injured and lin would have got a lot of minutes.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The thing is, even if Rondo just wants to say F-U to the Mavs, he’s also trashing his own value in FA. No team will pay him max salary with this kind of playoff performance.

  • Yascar

    Except the Lakers probably. Popcorn on the ready.

  • Tina

    ugh… that guy.. vacationing right across my house and didn’t even tell me. smh i’m going to have to have a talk with him about this

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL. Kobe wants him. But something tells me that cupcake isn’t that stupid.

  • Yascar

    Say hi when you see him for us. And tell him to take the earrings off!

  • Tina

    he told me he might take them off after this vacation. so, give him some time! i will tell him you said hi 🙂

  • as long as Harden does not freeze out Lin? =)

    BS outdated system and tanking made it really tough to stomach. At least Lin got 6-7 Linsanity games post ASB.
    HOU system is a little better than LAL but I still have severe physical reactions when watching McHale =>

  • also tell him to say hi to MDA LOL

  • Tina

    ok ok will do! they are going fishing in june. probably.
    ha ha…

  • JoeTeam

    coming from you, jsayNO, that’s quite a compliment to the tough year Lin and we have been through.

  • but I have no doubt Lin is still the scapegoat in HOU, though :]

  • CJSHYY

    Mav really play not that good… I hope they can catch up. Smh!

  • someone is having a much deserved vacation. Cool pic!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/590712727997440000

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    You guys remember how much I hated the rockets and Mchale last year which tells you how I feel about BS this year. 🙂

    Seems like Lin would fit right in to the mavericks system though!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Can anyone see if Rondo is cheering wildly from the bench?

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Me too. We are both traumatized by McHale. Haha

  • Tina

    nope. didn’t see him…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas plays much better with Rondo watching on the bench.

  • JoeTeam

    harsh but fair.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You can’t miss him. He’s grabbed a couple of pompoms from a cheerleader.

  • Tina

    oh that was him? gotcha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    D12 is killing Dallas with 3 Alley-Op dunks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    4th Alley-oop dunks by D12!

  • Tina

    rondo isn’t even sitting with his team. he REALLY wants out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The problem Dallas has is his money not on the floor with Parsons Chandler out.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Wow. Rondo meltdown of epic proportion. This will be a huge story.

  • Brent Yen

    Almost all the alley oops HOU got somehow involved Dirk…over these 2 games…..

  • CJSHYY

    I think Mav really needs a PG to run O for them also needs someone to score… Looks really bad in O & D. I guess they really don’t like Robdo bc he is not on.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    First PnR I’ve seen from Dallas tonight despite Chandler missed slam dunk.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    How many Knicks did Jackson send off and now they are playing important role for other playoff teams?

  • CJSHYY

    J Smith plays so well for Rox today. I think Mav will loss this round.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I thank you for those below talking basketball instead of photo of Lin eating ice cream etc….Please don’t turn this Lin basketball fan-site into Hello Kitty followers.

  • JoeTeam

    Dirk was a dud in the crunch tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    Go to settings, increase the acceleration on your scroll wheel. No Problem …

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There are Lin fans posting real update that I might miss.

  • wandertheglobe

    2nd round – Houston – LAC, GSW – Grizz.

  • JoeTeam

    Some tough guy stuff then … Here’s what got Mirotic hurt:

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There we go.

  • Dirk is very grounded .. and humble at the same time 🙂

  • Tina

    hello kitty is my favorite hahaha

  • Tina

    HAHAHAH problem solved!

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh …

  • JoeTeam

    I’m wanting him to play better tonight, Mavs had a chance.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nothing wrong with Hello Kitty. My daughter favorite too.

  • Charlie S

    Wow, Rondo only played 10 min. I believe there is now a vacancy at PG for Dallas this offseason

  • Tina

    For sure. i wonder who they will prioritize in getting for that position.

  • Tina

    harden and rondo were getting heated up. it was a good decision to have rondo sit out before rondo loses his cool

  • Lam

    or justin bieber.

  • webattorney

    Did that. Sea-Doo pretty fun for one hour. Then your butt starts to hurt. Lol

  • Tina
  • Brent Yen

    Literally, his only contribution is offense……so…..oh well

  • Spot

    Silly player.

    If i was in Carlisle rondo’s play-off ends today.

    I’d rather prefer lose with my team than getting embarassed with so-called stars…

  • FrankW

    Logitech M705: “Hyper-fast scrolling lets you fly through
    long documents and Web pages”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s perfect for Kobe.

  • Tina

    like a match made in heaven

  • Tina

    i think kup might be too smart to bring in rondo though. darn you kup!

  • Brent Yen

    Better than those rental skating shoe….does not even last for one hour

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Rondo was just one of the problem, Ellis was even worse. I don’t think Dirk is really happy with them both.

  • Tina

    mavs are rotting from the inside out, from players to the coach. and it’s very apparent when they play together.

  • Tina

    but i love basketball more and thats saying a lot

  • Brent Yen

    It was a bad mistake to ship those players to Celtics.

  • FrankW

    For every screen shot of McHale I just wince and had to look
    away. I don’t hate the guy, just couldn’t stomach him, a most foul flatulence
    from the deep.

  • Tina

    JLIN IS AWESOME. and he likes disney. it’s meant to be. probably. hah

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s just say I was one of the fans of McHale. No one beats his footwork down low. My bubble of NBA just broken after I witnessed how badly he was a coach and how badly Lin was treated in NBA. Well I am a Kobe hater, but before I actually followed Lakers, I thought he is one of the great…..LOL. Whatever….I took the red pill I guess

  • JoeTeam

    Lin served up the red pill. Me, I liked Rambis Man. Never liked Kobe one bit. Maybe I just stopped taking the pill after BBall got the celeb stuff.

  • Brent Yen

    So many good talents like Lin. Got buried in this big NBA machine I think LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, big money. But you know with so many ppl in the world, the most important msg from lin is to keep getting back up, trying, being a good person, holding onto values, and sharing … otherwise, humanity just keeps heading for the cliff as consumer lemmings. You know, the Matrix.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir, and only the toughest man and women can get that done….I certainly can not If I were Lin

  • lol .. note to self, bring cushioned pants to Sea-Doo adventure =>

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hoping LAC will show up to deal with Hoston

  • orLinaryjoe

    LOL LOL best of both worlds

  • Briiick

    I think the owner wanted to gamble with Dirk’s last seasons and pull those trades, and failed.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Jeremy playing videos games now with AJ Rafael

    http://www.twitch.tv/ajrafael

  • HeroBallJLIN

    streaming live now. with video of them live as well

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Agree. I have to admit that Rockets are a better team.
    J. Smith plays very well. He and Dwight p&r works so well today. And Harden is a beast.

  • grover chang

    There was a small table for charity at the rockets playoff game. Pay $5 spin the wheel and get a prize. I won. My prize was a calendar or poster. I wanted the bobble head. I HAD TO PAY $5 MORE! WHAT?! The guy said that prize was a $10 dollar entry. I was like he doesn’t even play for the team anymore, but when I saw the box I really wanted it so paid $5 more. The lady in front of me did the same although her husband said they already had one she wanted it anyways. Did I make a good purchase?

  • CJSHYY

    You mean for tonight’s game? Rox still use Lin to make money? Wow!

  • grover chang

    i know, right? I was gobsmacked!

  • CJSHYY

    So who else did Rox put for the prize? CP?

  • wow .. Lin’s still making money for the Rockets?
    I guess for $10 bobble-head, it’s good value better than Ebay price

    but the audacity to sell more Lin merchandise .. I guess the positive is Lin’s still hugely popular

  • grover chang

    Current players on posters or pictures but Lin was the only bobblehead

  • it’s okay .. we got millions of Lin fans feeling the same way =)

    I was okay with McHale but then disliked his stereotyping. But I knew how despicable Kobe was after the Colorado rape trial. Now I really knew how paranoid he is. Crazy dirty politics of the NBA!

  • yeah, I pretty much had to look away from McHale, much worse reaction than Harden actually

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Maybe to Alex, Lin is a Rox …. LOL! I think he will try everything he can to get Lin back. W Lin wants to win now maybe w win the ring will sell well to Lin?! But so far, I really thing Lakers is still front runner for Lin. If only Rox & Lakers, I prefer Rox even I hate Mc & Morey. Harden too.

  • Tina

    did he look like he was sweating up a storm today? i thought he looked like he was going to collapse. he should watch his health.

  • Grace Nsns

    Yes yes yes, I want one too! I’ll go check rox’ store.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, that bobble head is worth more on ebay for sure!

  • JoeTeam

    hot mess next year, fur shures.

  • JoeTeam

    me neither, Lin has bounced back higher each time, and I’m not sure it’s easy to do that when you have family or get older. No way to go out at midnight to work on stuff.

  • Grace Nsns

    barely caught the end, Lin and AR saying bye, ^_^
    thanks and night.

  • LAJane

    This is one of my favorite pics. I want to put it on a t-shirt.

  • Kianainhi

    “there is a large group of sycophants who remain here and upvote whatever nonsense she posts.” So you’re calling ppl who upvote her sycophants? Look, I upvote ppl who I agree with or who present an opinion which open minded people can view as a different thought or thinking outside the box.
    I made a comment which I was called out for and given the rules of this forum (no, it wasn’t Joyce). When I visited this site the next day, someone said the same thing I wrote but was not called out. Mind you, I was upset but just shrugged it off.

  • Rookie75094

    Yes and your forearms too

  • HeroBallJLIN

    yeah they were just chilling out like regular friends. Just playing games like anyone would do with their friends. JLin is just like any other friend you might have. Just a down to earth dude.

  • Rookie75094

    I guess kobe took the blue pills….hehe

  • Kianainhi

    Yes, you made a good purchase. I bought my Lin Knicks & Rockets bobble head from a sports vendor. At the beginning of the season, I asked them about a Lin Lakers bobble head and they said no Lakers bobble head. Maybe the manufacturer knew Lin would be there for 1 season. lol The Knicks bobble head was sold out & had to wait for the next shipment.

  • aha, maybe I’ll give that T-Shirt as a gift to @CJSHYY:disqus as the prize for JLin Stats Poll 🙂
    or something more menacing

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    What exactly is that?

  • Grace Nsns

    poke(fish salad) rice bowl I guess.

  • Grace Nsns

    could you share the link please? tanks

  • Brent Yen

    Oh…I thought it is some kind of shaved ice…

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Oh wow….looks like something I would never try….

  • blubell

    Come on Brent… don’t be boring! Be adventurous 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    We are all bored here….lol

  • blubell

    *sigh* so true 🙁

  • JoeTeam

    Food fight?

  • blubell

    Haha. Why not?

  • JoeTeam

    Spaghetti on the wall, in your hair lol

  • blubell

    On second thought… wasting good food is a sin! LOL. Now I’m hungry!

  • JoeTeam

    True, fifty gallons of ca water to wash the pots and pans … ah well, nite all.

  • blubell

    Conserve. Sweet dreams 🙂

  • Grace Nsns

    my favorite, highly recommend. You may want to start with tuna or yellowtail, very tasty, worth a try.

  • MoominFloren

    Finished the highlight of Hou & Mavs game….. J Smith was doing good in the 2nd half, Mavs was very bad, Dirk was a liability in defense. I feel sorry for Tyson, he just couldn’t defend both Dwight & Smith at the same time, couldn’t blame him at all……

    And yes, Rondo played only 10min and looked like “it’s none of my business”……LA is waiting for you Mr Rondo.

    Mr Cuban, Lin is THE ANSWER. He is the solution you need right now. Please ask Parsons for Lin’s number hehe

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s helping team defense is the good news for Mavericks but Mark Cuban seems to make basketball decisions out of this planet.

  • MoominFloren

    Let’s hope he will make the right decision this summer :))

  • MoominFloren

    Lin’s like, ” You’ll see. I can finish them all. Let’s take a photo first”

  • John Lee

    He seems to have a tendency to make bad calls on PGs. Shipping out Nash, getting Rondo, not knocking down Jeremy’s door…

    That said, at least he didn’t go gaga over Bledsoe or the Dragic brothers.

  • John Lee

    April 15 has come and gone. Now it’s June 4 that seems so distant. And July 1 seems like an eternity.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team is pretty old. Mark Cuban just wastes Rick Carlisle. Get him some young players to play with. Mark Cuban should let Donnie Nelson make the basketball decision. Getting Chandler Parsons actually hurt the team more than anything else. Dallas should try to get some good young players from the draft for the team’s future. There are still many undrafted good players around. Don’t just fill it up with 30+ veterans.

    11 players >= 29 years old.

  • Marie Simon

    That’s true, Jeremy shouldn’t consider any of those teams at all, moreso being a back up PG. I’d rather see him in a small market being a starter & a leader coz’ I know he’s capable of leading any team as contender with proper support around him.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I hate how my other beloved guy Jim Parsons is jinxing me!!! He really wanted the Rockets to win.

    What in the world is happening to the Mavs?!?! Grrr…

  • 1mtoldman

    ignoring all the talk about rondo, smith, howard: the SIGNIFICANT VARIABLE for the rockets is–“did harden get double digit fta’s”?

    of yes. rockets are almost unbeatable. if no; they are just a struggling for 8th seed team.

    just look at the boxscore see if harden got above his 3 year average of just below double digit fta’s and you will know the outcome.

  • 1mtoldman

    it doesn’t really seem like lin’s keeping a in rigid healthy low carb low cal in shape diet in the off season; every picture that doesn’t have him with a gaggle of humans has him with a gigantic about of not exactly “low body fat” food.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looking at it now. Kinda disgusted at the amount of FTs Harden got. Rockets’ inside power isn’t even an elite level but Tyson surely got beaten there. Add to that Mavs’ horrible bench; Cuban absolutely forgot that one of the key factors why they won the championship over Heat was because of their bench.. then he gutted it to get Rondo.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s interesting to take a look at the roster of Dallas Mavericks and simply write them off.

    There are only 3 players less than 29.
    Chandler Parsons @26
    Al-Farouq Aminu @24
    Greg Smith @24

    At 29, they have Rondo and Monta Ellis.
    Ellis is a professional. Rondo is a cancer of team basketball and rightfully should be dismissed from the team. I doubt if there is any team who would like to offer Rondo a long term contract. He might as well retire after this season.

    At 30, they have Barea, Felton, Charlie Villanueva, Bernard James

    At 32, they have Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire, Devin Harris.

    >= 34 they have Richard Jefferson@34, and Dirk Nowitzki@36

    Chandlers getting paid about $15m each.
    Rondo got paid $12m and that is almost a crime.
    Ellis is underpaid about $8m+
    Felton and Harris got paid around $4m

    The rest are almost minimum contracts. This is an old team and should start rebuilding right away.
    The ideal choice for Mavericks is Jeremy Lin who could bring life and energy into the team.

  • 1mtoldman

    where’s the guy on here who was rondo only hater? was he banned by marshall jw before she took off her badge to more easily go hunt down boyd crowder? (errr some other outlaws)?

    anyway, for whoever is interested if not yet reported: here’s all the latest rondo news:

    Carlisle banished him to the bench, choosing Raymond Felton over Rondo in the fourth quarter. Everything’s pushing Rondo closer to his inevitable free-agent fleeing to the Lakers this summer. As long as the coach is back, Rondo’s gone, sources told Yahoo Sports. The parting could be mutual. Yahoo! Sports –

    Around Rondo, the energy is toxic. The Rockets’ and Mavericks’ interests intersect everywhere, including with the trade pursuit for Rondo in December. Rondo’s agent never wanted Rondo in Houston, partly because it would’ve cost another client, Patrick Beverley, his job and payday to re-sign with the Rockets this summer. In the end, the Rockets kept bidding on Rondo to try to push the price higher for the Mavericks, which was ultimately unsuccessful. Yahoo! Sports –

    At this point, Carlisle really has no motivation to massage Rondo’s ego. They won’t be together much longer before they reach a mutual decision to part ways this summer, when Rondo enters free agency. Carlisle can only care about giving Dallas its best chance to pull off an upset in this series, and the overwhelming evidence from the first two games is that Rondo isn’t part of the solution. ESPN.com

    When Rondo realized his run with the Celtics was over this year, he planned to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He expected a maximum contract. Once Dallas made the trade, he was open to re-signing with the Mavericks – only there are no max contract offers for Rondo on the market. Not in Dallas, nor Los Angeles. He’s played his way out of that payday – not just this year, but since that terrible ACL injury two years ago. Yahoo! Sports

    Rajon Rondo looped around the media horde surrounding his stall late Tuesday night in the Toyota Center visitors’ locker room and darted into the trainer’s room. A couple of minutes later, Rondo emerged with headphone buds in his ears and ignored the handful of reporters who attempted to ask him questions as he walked toward the arena’s exits, his eyes never shifting from straight ahead. ESPN.com –

    Perhaps surprisingly, there were no postgame fireworks between Carlisle and Rondo, multiple sources told ESPNDallas.com. The coach and point guard had infamous expletive-laced exchanges on Feb. 24, the first occurring during a timeout after Rondo walked the ball up the floor and ignored Carlisle’s play call midway through the third quarter, the second coming in the locker room after Rondo watched the rest of the Mavs’ comeback win over the Toronto Raptors from the bench. ESPN.com –

    In this instance, however, Carlisle simply called the team together in the middle of the locker room and said a few quick words. Rondo and Carlisle didn’t say a word to each other. There was no outright hostility. Just a lot of awkwardness. ESPN.com –

  • 1mtoldman

    your missing the distinction between “bored” and “boring”.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cuban traded away the bench for Rondo who should be banned from the league.

  • 1mtoldman

    lakers were still selling dwight howard merchandise this season! its not unusual

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I want to write off the age of the roster, but I’m alarmed about one thing – DEFENSE. Mavs inside power is..well.. no further comment. Saying their perimeter defense is ok is putting it very kindly. Looking at the box score, it’s Rockets’ offense that won this game.

  • MoominFloren

    I think it’s ok to have a break after this long difficult season.
    See how happy he looked with all these food :))

  • MoominFloren

    Thanks for the info!
    It’s a good news to me. Really hope Rondo will go to LA and leave one open spot for Lin.

  • 1mtoldman

    my gf is always happy when she gets cheesecake.

    personally i dont really like food. but it seems obvious from past photos that lin is a serious eater when given the chance.

  • CJSHYY
  • 1mtoldman

    see my giant collection of post game rondo notes below; btw is that twitter feed to the right here new? i dont remember seeing it b4.

  • Rick Johnson

    So many of us scratched our heads thinking “what’s so great about Rondo?”

    Check out @tomhaberstroh’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/590862334794432514?s=09

  • wandertheglobe

    With Kobe’s endorsements. Lakers will sign Rondo to a max contract. We’ll bring out the popcorns to enjoy the freak show, starting Kobe, Rondo and Byron.

  • One mom is enjoying NBA Playoffs a bit too much :]

    https://twitter.com/TheWhistle/status/590899802243735552

  • Interesting condition by Ed Davis to return to Lakers
    He wants to finish games and be a key piece of rotation.

    He said he likes Scott/Kupchak diplomatically but yet he was never a key piece of rotation.
    I’d say he’s gone from LA w/ better or equal offer

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/590908114506940418

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/590726493208207360

  • I guess NBA business is just cutthroat

  • webattorney

    With Dwight and J Smith in Rockets, all you have to do is throw up the ball for alleyoops. Clippers vs. Rockets will be interesting. I am rooting for Rockets over Clippers. My dislike for CP3 outweighs in Rockets’ favor. Watching highlights of UEFA and NBA playoff games keeping me busy. Got no time to watch full games.

  • CJSHYY

    No, I don’t want Rox to win bc that means they will go to Western Conf. final…. NO NO NO. If so Harden will likely to get his MVP. smh!

  • sws94

    Good for Ed. Problem with finishing games for big Ed is he’s a poor FT shooter. However, so is Jordan or Howard and they finish game. He may not be as good as them but his defense and ability to finish around the rim is a good reason for him to finish games.

  • Acbc

    It’s infinately better than watching a tanking Lakers game. A lot more free time to do other stuff.

  • Clippers vs Rox will be definitely be interesting.
    CP3 vs Harden trying to outdo each other in drawing fouls, DeAndre Jordan vs Dwight inside. Plus Redick raining down 3s

    I still dislike Rox more than CP3 though.

  • Acbc

    Next year with KB and Rondo, it will be black and blue all the time. Lol

  • yes, FT shooting is his Achilles Heel. He wants to improve form 49% to 70%
    With more PT consistency and practice, he should be able to do it.

    I hope he keeps in touch with JLin to make their PnR chemistry explode next season.
    It would be a shame if that natural chemistry is never developed

  • CJSHYY

    I think w Randle comes back next season. I really not sure Davis can get playing time as he wish. I hope he & Lin both will be out of Lakers.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hoping Lin is on new team and we can enjoy from afar.

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen
  • I think you’re right. That’s why he said he doesn’t have to start in place of Randle but wants to finish games.
    Deep down he should know that his PT would be limited under BScott who hates PnR.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    I think Rondo has left the building on the Mavericks..LOL

  • joyce ward

    By the mere fact that Davis is complaining means he has lost any chance signing with the Lakers. Scott/Kobe will call that an agenda.LOL

  • Tina

    great stuff. great that ed is speaking out about what he wants, while others are begging to come back

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    From Mav Moneyball, Rondo’s future with the Mav is written on the wall after game 2.

    Title of Article One: “The night the Rajon Rondo trade died”

    Title of Article Two “3 things we learned from Mavericks’ Game 2 loss to the Rockets”
    (1)Dwight Howard is a problem
    (2) Rajon Rondo shouldn’t start on the Mavs anymore
    (3)Dallas actually found a suitable defensive scheme

  • sws94

    Brooks seemed to do a good job. Maybe one of the superstars was behind this one if true.

  • sws94

    They probably won’t play on the same team. They did have great chemistry.

  • wandertheglobe

    Hmm….Scotty Brooks as top candidate for Denver and Orlando. I hope MDA is not out of the picture. It would be funny if MDA gets hired in OKC. But, OKC doesn’t need a PG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Notice the only guy not wearing a Lakers shirt:

    https://twitter.com/leagueboyy/status/588597750289211392

  • Brent Yen
  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee‏@penny10654
    andrewsapin: So this is what we did all day.Sleep. Eat. Repeat. #RiversideFoodieCrew…@JLin7

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/590811277913497600

  • Brent Yen

    This is junk food day? or maybe week…

  • Rick Johnson

    Mark MedinaVerified account‏@MarkG_Medina
    ICYMI: Lakers have mixed feelings about retaining Wesley Johnson http://bit.ly/1JqGod9
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/590906467391115264

    Mark MedinaVerified account‏@MarkG_Medina
    ICYMI: Lakers unsure if they will exercise Jordan Hill’s team option http://bit.ly/1HS5enY
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/590906548123086850

  • Rick Johnson

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/590944676674465792

    While his plans to join the Lakers may not have changed, Wojnarowski believes that his chances of getting a maximum contract this summer are gone thanks to his play in Dallas:

    He expected a maximum contract. Once Dallas made the trade, he was open to re-signing with the Mavericks – only there are no max contract offers for Rondo on the market. Not in Dallas, nor Los Angeles. He’s played his way out of that payday – not just this year, but since that terrible ACL injury two years ago.

  • oh yeah, watching BScott system was quite a torturous experience =]

  • Charlie S

    Everyone but Kobe will be released to sign Rondo. 2 man team is the new offensive strategy BS will employ

  • Lin probably would need to tweet some gym pictures soon while drinking smoothies.
    It’s not easy being an athlete in the public eyes

  • Rick Johnson

    Opponents would have such an easy time defending Kobe / Rondo. They know Rondo can’t shoot and Kobe always shoots. Rondo’s defender can always be available to double on Kobe.

  • Thanks. Great to see the validation that Rondo is not a FIT in Dallas

    Rajon Rondo shouldn’t start on the Mavs anymore
    http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2015/4/22/8465653/mavericks-rockets-nba-playoffs-2015-game-2-loss
    They tried. They really tried. Rick Carlise and his staff have done everything possible to make the Rajon Rondo trade work, but it’s time to pull the plug. Over 50 games of evidence implies that Rondo torpedoes the offense. Opposing guards abandon him to stand in the paint or double Dirk in the post. Anyone who has watched this team over the last three months knows Rondo is not a fit here. Tuesday night only cemented that fact.

    In the first quarter, Rondo committed one of the most absurd eight second violations I’ve ever seen on any level of basketball. Every possession in the playoffs matter and he wasted one by doing the foxtrot before crossing half court. When Carlisle yanked him mid-way through the first quarter, the team began to play better. Even with Rondo on the bench for nearly the entire second half, the Mavs were able to hold James Harden to a mortal performance. If the Mavs can defend Harden without Rondo, then he shouldn’t have a place in the rotation.

  • hm, MDA might be out of running in Denver? ORL is better if they’re interested

  • LAJane

    you made me snort….:)

  • why? you just happen to drink smoothies? =]

    If I can give 1 tip to the JLin team if they’re here, I’ll tell them to take pics of Lin bench-pressing 2 of his friends eating In-N-Out while signing a deal to be their spokeperson lol

  • CJSHYY
  • Briiick

    Great news ! This means Carlisle doesn’t have to play Rondo in the rest of the playoff games, which gives hope for Mavs.

  • Rick Johnson
  • lol .. another explanation is playing Rondo = stabbing the back of all Mavs team

  • Briiick

    WOW, I am shocked at the timing. Rondo gets DNP-CD after I made the above prediction.

  • Rick Johnson

    Bill SimmonsVerified account
    ‏@BillSimmons
    Rondo’s bad back – my favorite dubious excuse since Jeremy Piven left that play because he got mercury poisoning from eating too much sushi.
    https://twitter.com/BillSimmons/status/590973220452372480

  • Rick Johnson

    Kamenetzky Brothers‏@KamBrothers
    I believe this is the footage of Rondo hurting himself. BK

    https://twitter.com/KamBrothers/status/590970535263088640

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If the Lakers are still willing to offer Rondo a contract, it will be for a single year with an extra year team option that they have no intention of exercising. As far as the Lakers are concerned, next season will be Kobe’s farewell to the NBA retirement tour. If Kobe wants Rondo to hold his hand during that final year of tanking, fine. Once Kobe retires, Rondo will also be persona non grata.

  • Alain Gervais

    can you imagine a random kobe back court lol shooting percentage will be funny. also what will happen when kobe screams at random. lol he is not lin. he will talk back. good luck lakers

  • Alain Gervais

    if so let clarkson start

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think during Kobe’s last season, he still gets what he wants. Not sure who’s better for tanking, Rondo or JC. Probably Rondo.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Rondo will be very motivated to try and rescue his career though. At this point, I think he may have put an end to his career as a starter in the NBA.

  • Alain Gervais

    i don’t think it matters. losing either way……. play the rookie. he could lol i say could get better. rondo has been a shell of himself. he lost a step as well.

  • Alain Gervais

    given this news on rondo and the fall of tony parker could this end up being a great free agency for lin. his stock is going up and up.

  • Alain Gervais

    and all this with him not playing.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Gotta look at it from Kobe’s perspective, not like a FO trying to win. Kobe doesn’t like a volume shooter like JC. He seems fixated on Rondo.

  • Rick Johnson

    Marc SteinVerified account
    ‏@ESPNSteinLine
    Mavs just announced that Chandler Parsons, on top of Rondo situation, is out for rest of SEASON and potentially facing surgery on right knee
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/590976639380496384

  • Rookie75094

    Welcome to dallas Jlin…. I have been eagerly waiting your arrival… hehe

  • Rookie75094

    Dallas radio saying…. rondo did not get any treatment on the flight back… they are blasting rondo right now…. hahaha

  • BobbyH

    I am not BB expert. So just throw this out there.

    Do you guys think given Mav’s current roster + Lin, they have a shot at championship next year, If Lin joins Mav? I watched the game last night for first half, and Macs are just old and no protection in the middle. And Ellis just did what he wanted.

    BTW, Rondo was really bad if just look at it from offensive view. Several chances of fast break, he just stopped at the top, not driving to the rim, waiting until the defense was set.

  • ManuGinobilin

    That’s one cool keyboard..

  • I am The Jason

    Rondo out of the playoffs due to a “bad back”, LMAO. Lets be real, this joker was bench for the rest of the playoffs. It sucks that Parson is out with a knee injury. Maybe Lin will give him a call for support.

  • Rick Johnson

    Nathan Gottlieb
    ‏@zukovka
    NY Post has perfect endgame headline for Rondo: “Rajon Rondo’s rock bottom? Benched for Felton”
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/590988933384790017

  • lleepar

    Oh, sure! Could you see OKC saddling Durant and Westbrook with a new coach they don’t like — with Durant’s free agency in a year?

    https://twitter.com/KevinDing/status/590974995246940160

  • Rick Johnson

    Rajon Rondo receives an 8-second violation.
    https://youtu.be/MEwCL76-IhI

  • Tina

    nope. i don’t think so. just playoffs. but no championship. too old

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah that’s the speed Kobe likes. Nice and slow.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I guess Rondo sure didn’t want to play for Mav. Not even one game. Well, I think Mav will out for first round maybe w 4 games.

  • true, Kobe likes Rondo since he’s the only ex-All Star that Kobe can still outplay and will pass to him =]

  • Rick Carlisle officially banished Rondo as a Mavs for good.
    Mark Cuban must be seething last night with Rondo’s effort to give the green light

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/590993779538034688

  • ouch, that wide-open 3 in the end is a whammy.
    easily a 5pt swing

  • yes, too bad Lin can’t be sighted in Dallas to offer support for his buddy
    It would generate media speculations for sure!

  • 1mtoldman

    it looks like lins only being sighted offering his support to food vendors.

  • maybe 2nd-3rd round of playoff with healthy roster and good chemistry like pre-Rondo trade, but not championship. Defensive anchor is definitely needed

    1 Mavs article used to show Jeremy Lin can be a better version of Jameer Nelson so it might be brought up soon

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Carlisle sure hates Rondo. Cuban agrees w his decision.

  • 1mtoldman

    option a:

    parsons out with wounded knew, rondo out with wounded pride

    option b:

    parsons out with sore knee, rondo out cuz he’s a sorehead.

  • don’t forget his impact to building larger fanbase and videogaming industry LOL

    the man is a genius in reaching for more fans with FOOD.
    Like, who doesn’t like them :]

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL It’s a win-win for me if Rondo goes to Lakers and JLin goes to a playoff and a coach who believes in him team:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    there is a stat floated here and elsewhere that in this series so far; mavs actually have been outscoring houston when rondo not on the floor.

  • yup, it’s such a strong statement that Carlisle had to talk to Cuban and be equally outraged about Rondo’s unprofessional attitude last night.

    Rondo is nothing like his mentor KG in this matter. KG would still give 200% of effort

  • 1mtoldman

    well theres a stat floated on here and elsewhere that so far in the first two games dallas lost that when rondo is not on the court. the mavs are actually beating rockets.

    so maybe they dont even need lin all they need to do is remove rondo with a “bad back”. probably do to a metaphoric stabbing in the back.

  • yeah, I didn’t expect the meltdown to happen so soon =)

    but now Kobe might be hesitant to bring Rondo in since he’d get the blame for it

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. I was so surprised to see Felton played longer min than Rondo last night. But I am happy for Felton bc he was playing OK until J Smith started to beat them up… Now I am going to pray for Mav to win the game bc Rondo is history w Mav now. LOL!

  • JJ Hui

    I remember one of the game, Rondo cursed Carlise eff-off in front of the camera and all the people during time out and i knew that is the end of the relationship! So no surprise of this outcome!

  • we’re wondering where you might’ve been especially with Rondo mercurial meltdown lol

  • perhaps you can try to call in one radio show .. ask why Rondo is not a good fit & how upcoming FA like Jeremy Lin might be a better fit?

    throw a little bone =)

  • 1mtoldman

    as ive attempted to point out multiple times the mavs have used a phnx pre trade deadline style 3 headed point guard all season; rondo was supposed to put an end to that but from the very beginning it didn’t work out and if you followed the mavs games you know that harris/barea/rondo became the pg trio; rondo basically just replaced jamieer nelsons’ minutes.

    with harris out fatty felton gets harris minutes and with rondo banished for bad behaviour, oh excuse me bad back, he gets even more.

    and worth noteing again here maybe already did in reply to one of yer previous post that there is a +/- stat floated here and elsewhere sez that in the series so far when rondo is not on the court mavs have actually outscored the rockets.

    rondo has some kind of mind blowing plus minus for the two games of like -32 in 35 miinutes.

    but again: to drag out an old dead horse, vis a vi beating the rockets:

    regardless of rondo’s, howards, smiths, feltons:

    if harden doesn’t get double digit fta’s then youve got almost a 50/50 chance of beating them;

    if he does get double digit fta’s the rockets win 80-85% of the time. (and harden gets 25-50 pts)

  • webattorney

    Lakers will not want to take the player that Mavs don’t want. Lol I respect Rick Carlisle.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah i asked that question previously (the one psalm asked below).

  • webattorney

    No, they would be lucky to make the playoff in the competitive Western Conf. Dallas isn’t going to be making any waves for long time. The players are too old.

  • Rick Johnson

    I give up trying to figure out what the Lakers want. You can’t apply logic because the don’t do logical things or there’s some hidden ulterior motive. This is exemplified in the fact that Byron Scott is still coach.

  • webattorney

    I thought the regular season MVP is determined by regular season performance only?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think right now Rondo’s market value is down.

  • wandertheglobe

    Note: #Mavericks gave up Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, Brendan Wright, a 1st-round pick & a 2nd-round pick for Rondo. https://t.co/ngLoWAaPWc— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 22, 2015

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Before they traded for Rondo they had one of the most potent offenses in the NBA. Adding a corrosive player like Rondo can really destroy a team.

  • I am The Jason

    Carlisle is keeping it real. Rondo is done with the Mavs

  • CJSHYY

    Cuban really made a dumb move on Rondo. Mav’s bench used to play so well vs Rox… Wow! Cuban sure needs to think more in the future….

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Sounds like a bargain! LOL

  • Charlie S

    Had it been this year, the Mavs would have been serious contenders with JLin. It might have been a dream team. The offense was the top in the league before Rondo if I remember correctly. But with Dirk getting a year older, it may be hard to produce at that level. I think next year, they would still be in the conversation. Wouldn’t rule them out of championship contention.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The really sad thing is they could have traded for Lin without giving up much at all. For Rondo, they gave up three players and 2 draft picks.

  • Charlie S

    I will say this about Mark Cuban. He may make dumb decisions, but he isn’t afraid to be bold even if it ends up being dumb. That’s how he achieved the success he has. So hopefully he is bold and grabs JLin. It would be bold in the media’s eyes, but not surprising in our eyes. JLin deserves to be a starter.

  • webattorney

    It’s not really BS’ fault that Lakers suc*ed this season because Lakers had to tank, even if BS is not well received here.

  • Charlie S

    Yup, they destroyed their bench with that deal.

  • sws94
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wise men do make mistakes. Human!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Stock is higher now for Lin to be a Mav. Dallas lost theirs picks in Rondo trade.

  • sws94

    Yeah, KG never quit. KG did stupid things at times, but overall he’s funny and likable and gave effort on the court. Rondo isn’t likeable and quits on his team.

  • sws94

    Think Mavs fans are any better than Houston fans? Same state. Houston wasn’t a very Asian-friendly town and I didn’t care for their press regarding Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Still Ellis needs to stop shooting bad shots.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    good and bad fans are everywhere. Texas is a big state.

  • Rick Johnson

    They suc*ed worse than they needed to. But perhaps that was the FO intent to get the draft pick. But if they actually want to start winning games again they should dump Byron Scott.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    KB will still like him. He is a “star.” Who else will want to play with him and BS??? Only players have no team to go.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    As long as KB is still with Lakers, BS is doing great. LAL loves ex-Lakers too much for the team to become yesterday team for years to come.

    Brooks was fired and other coaches were fired but not a smell of the firing of BS. So, I don’t want to see any Lakers until KB and BS are gone from NBA for good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They cannot hope to win games until Kobe retires. And as soon as he does they’ll dump BS too.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t read the content of the article but just the title makes me wonder:-)
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/591004799711055872

  • Alain Gervais

    this is stupid. really rondo don’t relish who has the upper hand

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It’s like this:
    Rondo: Hey Rick, I ain’t got no back injury!
    Rick: (pow, bang, boom) Now you do.

  • Alain Gervais

    we will wait chill with the mavs talk. still 2 months away

  • Rick Johnson

    Didn’t the Lakers fire Magic Johnson when he was dismal as a coach?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    68 days to FA. WOW! So many dramas since playoffs began. More are coming:-) Had a hard time to keep up:-)

    Glad to see that JLin is enjoying his much deserved “holiday” before going back to restricted diet and training:-) Hope he will announce his Asia tour soon. At least then we have something to look forward to:-)

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    And if you put Kobe and Rondo together on the same team you get a synergistic effect. The Lakers will be like a supertanker.

  • I am The Jason

    Rondo is delusional if that is true. Only superstars with $100 million contracts have that kind of clout.

  • sws94

    It’s around what happened to Rondo.

  • 1mtoldman

    mostly a food holiday.

  • 1mtoldman

    bad back or stabbed in the back?
    sore back or sorehead?
    bad back or we dont want you back?
    chandler parsons out with wounded knee/ rondo out with wounded pride?

  • 1mtoldman

    “Rajon Rondo hasn’t exactly gotten along w/Tubby Smith, Doc Rivers and now Rick Carlisle. I sense a pattern. “–jeff goodman espn

  • webattorney

    Mavs will not make any waves for several years. Players too old.

  • webattorney

    As long as he turns a bad situation into a good one after he realizes he did make a mistake. That’s the sign of a good businessman.

  • webattorney

    No, they had to suc* this badly for other reasons.

  • and those superstars don’t shoot 39%FT

  • Yascar

    Not sure how much better they will be but at least after the Rondo debacle, you’d hope they’d appreciate the work ethic and attitude of Lin.

  • 1mtoldman

    well we know 1 who does. (one other besides rondo)–hint. initials are k b.

  • Rick Johnson

    Imagine Kobe / Rondo and Byron Scott? He will break his own worst Lakers record next season. I don’t care who they get in the draft.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No idea. Never follow Lakers until JLin was traded to Lakers:-)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and the choice was made.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s the plan.

  • JJ Hui

    I am done with the LAL if Lin goes to other team, but if these three BS/KB/RR playing together then i will watch the train wreck for LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    It would be like watching one of those Housewives reality shows.

  • JJ Hui

    Oh i never watch those reality shows but i know it will be so much fun watching these three KB/BS/RR, it will be must watch train wreck fun!

  • LAJane

    Maybe not a question of who the Mavs don’t want but who Kobe does want. But…even if they want to serve Kobe, will the Buss kids be willing to give Rondo the kind of money he thinks he deserves just to acquire a stand-around sidekick for Kobe?

  • Rick Johnson

    I think if he’s played to his strengths and allowed to play his game with a competent coach and a decent team he will make fans anywhere. He hasn’t had that opportunity in the last 3 years.

  • LAJane

    LOL…there are so many great quotes from “Alice…” I’ll have to remember this one – could be useful in many situations 🙂

  • LAJane

    Nice to see the raw stats have J at starter level. Add in the factors you mention that have depressed his numbers and its nice ammunition for promoting his exceptional capacity. Of course most fans, and so-called journalists as well, don’t go any farther than volume points, so this doesn’t necessarily affect dumb general opinion, but I suspicion it registers with FOs…especially after seeing his post-ASB play and hearing the kind of opposing-coach praise he’s gotten. FA speculation is off the charts…can’t wait to see who comes courting. Have the impatient heebie-jeebies!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So Lakers still want Rondo? Fine.

    Rondo for JLin + Ed Davis would be nice. Add pieces to the bench.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    JLin looks like 60 percent of a Maverick already

  • I thought Rondo would be a lock in LA but LA media starts to catch on that this Rondo guy is no good.
    Good thing we have Kobe to promote Rondo :]

  • IsabeliJane*17

    As long as Kobe is in the Rondo bandwagon, Rondo’s locked in to become a Laker next season… and the drama begins. Get the popcorn ready…

  • sws94

    The Mavs may want big Ed. So you can have Lin to Tyson Chandler, Lin to Davis combo going. That would be awesome.

  • sws94

    Go Kobe! Kobe likes Rondo because he has an alpha bad attitude. Kobe has issues.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That would the team $12m for this year too.

  • sws94

    What’s going on with Portland? And Conley is playing hurt, bad foot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rondo is absolutely unprofessional.
    I don’t think he will ever play for NBA again.

  • sws94

    Barkley is saying when Lillard doesn’t score he doesn’t have a great impact on the game.. Lillard can be very clutch, but the more you watch a guy, the more holes you see in his game. Lillard isn’t as complete as other PGs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ed Davis sure can shoot FTs if he practices more on it. His form of shooting isn’t like DeAndre Jordan.

  • Bad Rondo makes Kobe look good.
    That’s why Kobe loves his Rondo

  • I already promised I would retweet Kobe/Rondo drama lol

  • JoeTeam

    Ho hum, Rondo talk. Let’s talk about positive things. JLin … when does he get back to work ha ha? I guess vaca for 3 weeks?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Trailblazers getting smoked on the inside, as expected against a team with an inside power.

  • sws94

    We don’t really care that much about Rondo. It is the thought of Lin going to a competitive team in the Mavericks, reuniting with Chandlers, Tyson and to a lesser extent Parsons, and playing under Carlyle in a competitive team and likely strating. The only sore point is Monta but he may not stick around there.

  • sws94

    Remember the “smash mouth” basketball Byron said the Lakers would play. That’s what Memphis plays. Really blue collar grind it out basketball. It isn’t pretty, but it looks like the type of team that wears opponents out. And Randolph looks tough to stop unless you get a really wide, stable and tough defender as strong as he is to try to slow him down.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Guard plays ain’t shabby either. Those double screens…actually triple since a Marc Gasol’s screen counts as two hahaha

  • Brent Yen

    With some dirtiness….mainly from Tony Allen

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps releasing Rondo will be a blessing in disguise for the Mavericks. First releasing Rondo frees up $12m+ cap space. Removing a cancer early ensure the healthy situation of the organization. Now the Mavericks can take a few bucks off $12m and adds it onto Monta Ellis contract to keep him. Next they can use the rest to sign a player of great work ethics and the most coachable player in NBA. Guess who?

  • Briiick

    but he will get along with BS !

  • Arsenium12 .
  • grover chang

    congratulations only 800 points behind Kareem. LOL. Some kid should learn the sky hook

  • grover chang

    Mavs couldve used this type of defense on Josh Smith last night

  • PPP

    My guess is

    rondo will sign for the lakers, prolly 2 years, 10mil each with the 2nd year a team option ( the kobe effect). If it doesnt work out, lakers can tank again for their top 3 pick and rebuilt after kobes contract gone and pursuit Durant.

    Mavs will pursiut lin (lin fans effect) for 3 years at 8mil per with the 3rd year team option (I would prefer 4 years with the 4th year player option). They may up the offer to 10mil per if ellis does not re-sign.

    Mavs will also pursuit ed davis for the mid-level exception to back up tyson that will strengthen their front court.

    Tyson will re-sign for 3 years at 10mil per (hometown discount)

    If ellies does not re-sign. They will pursuit danny green for 6-8 mil per for 3 years.

    Felton has one year left and can be used for salary-matching trade purpose.

    Not sure how the mavs cap space look. Anyone has the info or link?

  • Brent Yen

    Reggie is not smart, there is a good reason why Marco did not advance the ball to Patty Mill.

  • Rick Johnson

    How about if Ellis walks the Mavs bring Shumpert in at SG to help with defense. Shump will be a RFA.

    I think Shump has been the best SG next to Lin. Not a chucker, plays defense, team player.

  • John Lee

    Ellis already announced that he will be opting out.

  • John Lee

    Ellis and Rondo out, Lin-Davis and Shumpert in. Great plan.

  • CJSHYY

    So happy Spurs is playing a lot better today. Hope they can win this game.

  • Brent Yen

    Multiple SPurs are gassed already….Patty MIll and Splitter need to step up

  • Rick Johnson

    Parker seems to be slowing down. Lin to the Spurs would be great. Even if backing up Parker at first would eventually start.

  • JoeTeam

    Danny Green has been good on D, but his scoring has been down most of this month. Hurts the team,

  • Brent Yen

    Because he was defended.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin probably will run Duncan to the ground…just saying…lol

  • JoeTeam

    I haven’t steadily watched SAS games, just watch the box scores … he has some monster games – example Denver, GSW, OKC. What happened last couple of weeks?

  • JoeTeam

    Pops would just rest Duncan 3 more mins. I like how Duncan stepped up 2nd quarter tonight.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    If he wants another ring… he wouldn’t mind being ran to the ground by an efficient PG

  • JJ Hui

    Duncan is so awesome tonight! I hope the Spurs can win this game!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    None on the current roster of Spurs guards can effectively replace Tony as a starter play maker. I know one free agent next season who can, who effectively shuts down Parker whenever they play against each other.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When the 3s aren’t falling for the Spurs, they still manage to make it a close game. That’s amazing. Wish Diaw & Leonard start shooting more 3s.

  • Diaw blew a wide-open layup. This Spurs team needs someone who can drive strong and finish in traffic to get FTs.
    I bet someone in Southern Cal is probably thinking the same way as he’s watching and eating his Chipotle burrito

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are really into this:-)

  • Brent Yen

    Someone there might be thinking who needs a PF to do that?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Patty Mills 3 pointers is so dynamite; there is no defense for that.

  • I’m sure Pop knows too and will be ready to set up a workout in the summer!

  • Brent Yen

    He defended himself pretty good tho…lol

  • hehe.. just sayin’ the obvious

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    a quick first step and a decent catch and shoot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When Spurs starting 3s, it will be a blow out.

  • definitely a team with a hurtin’ PG =]

  • Brent Yen

    exactly

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Is it real? Kawhi Leonard is shooting the daylights out but he didn’t shoot often enough.

  • he remembered what he did last season

  • Splitter always looks so fundamentally sound but in 3X slow-mo

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not watching any game since JLin was DNP-CD:-) No idea what’s going on. Your post made me curious of what was going on. Checked the score board. WOW! Parker only had 1 pt with 0-5 and played 25:12 thus far:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Diaw eats too much. He’s fat and slow.

  • I just love Duncan’s turnaround bank shot

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Duncan can play for many more years. Not like Kobe. Kobe’s hero ball took lots out of him. Now Kobe Bryant is plain dried up in his tank. Duncan plays skill ball and not power play.

  • 24pts/8rebs/3asts/2stls with 8 min left!

    I’d love to see JLinPrime play with the Big Fundamental for 1 season and 1 ring

  • yup .. very efficient, not jumping much and very sound fundamental.
    He can play another 3 years in high-level

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Excellent coaching. all the weapons are sharp and well rested in the 4thQ except Duncan who played 32 mins but he didn’t rush the game and had some rest in between too. I guess he could still play more minutes.

  • Kahwi’s move made Redick slide on a jet ski.
    Beautiful shot!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unbelievable shooting % from Duncan and Leonard.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, you convinced me.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Danny Green, Leonard and Patty Mills about 50% 3P shooting. I’m wrong. higher than that.

  • Duncan and Kahwi got the hot hands shooting a combined 20/27 for 45pts/17rebs.
    Beautiful Spurs team game as usual

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hack that Jordon.

  • JoeTeam

    ok, time for a SAS run with what, who called that T? Crawford? sheesh.

  • hehe … remember when Duncan picked up Lin off the floor while his Rockets teammates just let him be?
    It’ll be great team camaraderie all season long!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just stand and quick release. DeAndre Jordon doesn’t stand a chance in blocking the shot.

  • LOL .. Redick technical FT stayed up there for 1 min before rolling out
    I’ve never seen that before

  • sws94

    Duncan is incredible.

  • here we go .. Pop ordered Hack-A-Deandre

  • sws94

    Parker is injured, doesn’t look himself.

  • ankle and thigh they said

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Crap.. Duncan with 4 fouls..

  • Grace Nsns

    manu 6 fouls

  • Hack-A-Deandre didn’t work as he made his last 3 FTs (3-6)

  • JoeTeam

    how they gotta bunker down, really need to play good D.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Time to bring in Spurs’ 3 point shooters

  • Grace Nsns

    Thank God Barns missed the 2nd FT.
    Go Spurs!

  • Spurs had such a dry spell of not scoring.
    Manu is out. They might need Mills to score.

    If Lin wears Spurs uniform, he’d be in FT line 3-4 times now

  • JoeTeam

    GSW have needed Lin instead of Livingston, and now SAS is thin on Gs.

  • sws94

    Not returning for the game.

  • sws94

    Big block by Timmy. SAS needs to go on a run and they got this. Hard to play on the Clippers home court.

  • JoeTeam

    They need to call at TO to calm it down.

  • Parker and Manu are injured so often nowadays

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That’s a good basket by Marco…and they’re tied! This is a playoff game!

  • Grace Nsns

    oh NO!

  • Grace Nsns

    50sec left, 2pt down.

  • With Manu and Parker out, only Duncan and Kahwi can create shots but there’s no ball movement now
    Not looking good as Clippers increased the defensive pressure

  • tied now, thanks to Mills 2 FTs

  • JoeTeam

    yep, maybe maybe. Honestly, I don’t wanna see Lin at Mavs. SAS who knows.

  • Grace Nsns

    overtime, go Spurs!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    OT!!!!! Spurs needs a playmaker now, a potent playmaker

  • JoeTeam

    Don’t want OT with 2 guys out and Duncan with 5 fouls. Now it’s really tough bball. Want Mills and KL to step up!

  • JoeTeam

    yur bf?

  • Brent Yen

    Just call that guy in Riverside having a vacation…

  • Chipotle-man? ;]

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Double Double Dude

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yep….

  • Why am I not surprised CP3 missed another big shot to win the game?

  • Grace Nsns

    right, too many min for Duncan.

  • JoeTeam

    my emotion is joy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Diaw must lose weight to compete.

  • lol .. but Kahwi guarded him so it’s definitely tough.
    Good job by Pop!

  • Briiick

    He had missed a big shot to lose to OKc last season.

  • he still couldn’t shed his track record of not being clutch in playoff

  • JoeTeam

    LOL Green being JLin.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    A Jeremy Lin-Danny Green-Kawhi Leonard younger “Big 3” would be nice.

  • Grace Nsns

    Duncan!

  • Spurs executed beautifully in OT

  • Grace Nsns

    I love CP3’s turnover, lol

  • IsabeliJane*17

    What a shot by Duncan!

  • I can’t believe Duncan made that flat shot!

  • sws94

    Duncan- wow!

  • Grace Nsns

    really love this guy, at 39 still one of the top forwards.

  • JoeTeam

    1.5 more minutes! Gut it out.

  • hahaha… SPurs team game & execution will win this game!
    That long pass from Kahwi to Mills is so classic Spurs!

  • sws94

    Pop and Doc Rivers are the real deal. What a game!

  • JoeTeam

    that was a switch up with Duncan stretching and messing with CP’s step back.

  • Great game indeed!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That last Spurs basket is very fundamental, yet effective.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That was amazing execution by Diaw and Kawhi!!!

  • sws94

    Awesome execution.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The final moments, the Spurs surprise and they go inside to Kwahi Leonard. The Clippers is finished.

  • Brent Yen

    And an amazingly bad D from a dirty player

  • JoeTeam

    ok, anybody with fingernails left?

  • They executed so beautifully in OT.
    Clippers had hiccups a few times. That’s the real difference 😀

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Defense + Rebound and the Spurs will seal this game!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    jj had space and time to settle that shot. KL would have flown by.

  • Grace Nsns

    haha, we’re almost there!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He rushed it.

  • Brent Yen

    I am not sure, but I am the type of guy who go with 2s and extend possessions when I am behind.

  • sws94

    Clutch FTs by Mills. He’s big in this game.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Composure + Fundamentals + Execution

  • sws94

    Definitely.

  • Redick was just slightly off-balanced in that missed 3.
    Execution is the name of the game :]

  • JoeTeam

    great coaching, great team experience. And I’m so impressed with Mills being able to step up when needed. He can be cold.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Spurs exploit every mental weakness of the Clippers. They just have them fooled completely.

  • JoeTeam

    … … …

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Come on Spurs!!!!!

  • sws94

    Big 3 by Reddick but I think SAS gets fouled, makes their FTs and it is over.

  • JoeTeam

    mills steady today. great work to get him the ball instead of Green.

  • sws94

    1 more Mills

  • IsabeliJane*17

    And that is how a playoff game is played…

  • sws94

    No problem Mills. SAS ties it up. TD is the man.

  • Spurs won!

  • JoeTeam

    whew … btw, why did they take Duncan out for Mills’ last shot?

  • defense, to cover 3pt shooter in case Mills missed

  • Brent Yen

    Griffin brain locked again. Down 4 with 5secs left, hes to go all the way to the rim…

  • JoeTeam

    2 key men out, TD with 5 fouls early and through OT. wow. Chess game of good coaches, guts by SAS.

  • he couldn’t help himself after that breakaway dunk

  • JoeTeam

    ok thx.

  • Brent Yen

    The moment JJ tried that 3, he gave the fate to Spurs FTs….oh well…I think Pop Is much better than Doc, and it shows.

  • JoeTeam

    Gotta give it to Mills. I didn’t expect him to step up like that. Danny Green has been off in shooting last 2 weeks or so, but I saw what he did on D. Very nice to see them go to him in crunch and OT.

  • Brent Yen

    Green hit 3 big threes I think

  • JoeTeam

    are you saying the one where he had time to settle? Are you saying he rushed it too or think it was the wrong play?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    2 key men out? No problem, we got other players.
    TD 5 fouls? No problem, we got execution.
    OT?No problem,we got composure.

  • definitely. in crunch time, Doc opted to go w/ hot hands while Pop trusted his system and execution
    Man, he chewed up Diaw being late on that rotation to cover Redick!

  • Brent Yen

    He did not rushed it in terms of shooting, Just saying it was not a necessary gamble given the clock and point situation

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Diaw should lose more weight. This guy eats too much!

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! So happy Spurs won. I thought they were going to loss this game. Thanks God, they played well in OT. Also thanks to Griffin 2 TO … LOL! Ya! Go Spurs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Old man played 44 minutes; 38 going to 39 years old soon. The mileage on him is more than Kobe. He didn’t do too many flashy dunking like Kobe did. Definitely he won’t retire before Kobe.

  • Mills stepped up big time in Parker’s absence.
    Very clutch FTs and hit big shots w/o hesitation

  • Brent Yen

    If Parker was healthy, LAC does not even stand a chance

  • JoeTeam

    He did, but he was shooting better early April.. Had 3 games 75%, 70%, and 78% FG%,

    Last 3 today was very key too!

  • haha.. he did draw Griffin’s offensive charge with his bulk
    But negated that with being late to cover Redick due the same bulk LOL

  • Brent Yen

    He pretty much hit all open shot, I think he has served his function.

  • I agree. With Parker and Manu, there will be way too many holes in Clippers defense.
    So many holes in Clippers D

  • JoeTeam

    IC. Actually, he had a clear run to the lane too as KL was many steps behind. He might have been cut off, but it would have been 1-1. Is that what you mean, he could have gotten an easy 2?

  • at least that’s what TNT announcers said LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Still 16.7 sec left when he released the ball. That is a lot of time to work with for a 2 possession game

  • JoeTeam

    it’s right, I wasn’t paying attention, I was replaying in my mind the inbounds trying to remember if SAS were purposely faking 2 to get it to Mills and I concluded that was a Pop call. What do you think? I mean, giving it to Green tonight vs Mills would have been lower %. We needed both.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, I see. And too much time left for SAS to come back. Good point. The announcers were annoying me with the LAC homerism.

  • CJSHYY
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    French cuisine is toxic to his game. The team actually gives him a bonus for losing weight. Hope this series will help him slim down.

  • Brent Yen

    Same thing happened at the end of the 3rd Q where LAC bench did not go for a 2 for 1, and Mills burried a 3. This is bad coaching on display

  • JoeTeam

    I like Danny. He’s been on 2 of my fantasy teams. I love it when he monsters his 3s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hack the Jordon doesn’t seem to work too well at the later stage of game.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That is what happens when you settle for 3 ball during playoffs… and you’re playing against a team with defense and proper play executions.

  • JoeTeam

    Did you note that knockdown that TD took just like Diaw’s but TD did not get the call. 39 yr old gentleman should not be out there taking those if 35 yr old Kobe won’t.

  • Brent Yen

    He was heavily guarded…Marco took too many shots.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s OK bc he missed 11?!

  • JoeTeam

    Yes. On Doc, I’ve been thinking he’s overhyped. Better than McHale lol.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he is a better developmental coach than he is a in game coach.

  • JoeTeam

    Was JCrawford on him a bit? I would think Danny can outplay JCraw pretty well, doesn’t look like JCraw has good lateral D moves.

  • JoeTeam

    bc of what you see in his plays out of TO? That’s all I could tell, what else do you see?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You must have the shooter to go for 3s. Patty Mills, Danny Green, Kwahi Leonard together shot 7-12 of 3PA. The rest of the team are cold.

  • JoeTeam

    It was too close to gloat, we want SAS to go far!

  • Brent Yen

    Probably only the shooting C&S part, Green is not close in other aspects. Unless you are talking about defense.

  • JoeTeam

    it worked, but you never know how it would have gone without it. It got TD and the old folks on the court some rest, and maybe some good concentration time.

  • Brent Yen

    He clearly saws Blake’s potential and helped him to grow. And he put DJ in the position to success. CP3 kind of benefited because of it. But talking about the adjustment, and defensive schemes, he is no match to POP.

  • Diaw has been like that since his Phx days, it’s too bad he doesn’t have more self-discipline to realize his true potential

  • I didn’t that part but Timmy certainly played at very high level today. 3 more years, with Lin rings will be easier to come by 😀

  • IsabeliJane*17

    In comparison, the Spurs have 3 point shooters. Clippers hurried and settled for 3s especially on crunch time.

  • JoeTeam

    I was just wondering if you think JCraw on D isn’t as tough. He is a wily offensive player, always finding his open 3s. Not sure he has great handles, just know he seems to always be able to get to the key open 3 and perform under clock pressure.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The most underpaid PG who could shoot the ball better than most SGs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Manu and Parker are off tonight.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, you convinced me. I had given up hope for Lin for SAS, but now that I see Parker having injury issues and them having to finish out with Mills, I think SAS stakes are too high. They only have a year by year with Duncan given his age.

  • Brent Yen

    His defense is laughable…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Oh they’ll go far. They’ll go farther if they’ll be smart and get JLin = a potent play maker + good defender + can draw defense away from TD.

    Slide Danny and Mills as shooting guards.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, Blake really improved since 3 seasons ago. Today looked too close for me to say that, but if you count 2 key guys out, a 39 yr old with 5 fouls playing over 40 mins, Pop made a big difference yes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    SA constantly recruits foreign players such as European players, Australian players better than the rest of the league.

  • JoeTeam

    whew, so I’m not blind thx 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Mills had some pretty bad outings this year too. He came back off injury very hot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Speed rather than height!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He is exceptional in playoff.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree after seeing the attrition tonight. Earlier, I was debating with webA on GSW for Lin so he can have a ring. Now that I see this year’s playoffs vs last year, with Parker hurt like that and not making a basket, I’m thinking SAS way better for Lin. I just want a ring for Lin before he’s too many more years in the league. Some get lucky and get it early, and I want Lin too get it now!

  • Tina

    i thought it was effective. slowed pace down.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Team defense at its best!

  • JoeTeam

    Danny can get hot.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I think Warriors have good back court this season. Let’s see what’ll happen to both teams’ guards if Warriors and Spurs will face off in the coming rounds.

  • Brent Yen

    Probabaly too earily to say, but given Mill’s form, we pretty much can be sure Lin’s offer will not be from Spurs.

  • JoeTeam

    I would unfortunately have to go against my 2nd fav NBA player TD in that case. That would be fun.

  • Tina

    most definitely not.

  • grover chang

    Duncan is the cornerstone of the Spurs and will be 40 next year. Without Duncan Spurs win no championships. No to lin to the Spurs.

  • JoeTeam

    Mills feels like he’s very much in Pop’s system. Nothing unexpected, just executing very well tonight. The only freeform play I noted was when he popped open on the transition and made a layup just before 3 guys got to him.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Yep. Probably from another Texan team but not Houston.

  • CJSHYY

    Never thought Spurs will offer Lin bc they have Mill plus no money. Too bad, this is the team that I don’t mind Lin as a backup. smh!

  • Brent Yen

    That was a gamble too tho….given how bad Spurs was getting rebounds in that stretch.

  • JoeTeam

    true, and I’m looking at Patty’s season efficiency numbers. As I remembered, started hot out of injury and very inconsistent. I think Lin is a better bet, but someone here said Patty is cheap.

    Also, I notice on SAS, guards seem to trade off good nights as if by design by Pop. Danny Green and Cory Joseph seemed to trade off good nights back and forth.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I’ve seen playoffs as a battle on the inside. It’ll be fun to watch to see Spurs and Warriors front courts battling it off.

  • I’m also hesitant since I don’t want Lin to back up Mills.
    It wouldn’t qualify as a fit in Lin’s FA book

  • blubell
  • it was a great game. But even if an injured Parker, I’m not sure it’s the best fit for Lin to be in Spurs next season. It will be much better than Rockets and Lakers for sure :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I have no preference on which team JLin will be signed on in his FA except I would like him to be in a team that plays teamball with a coach who believes in him. Only teams that I definitely prefer him not to be in are Warriors, Knicks, Rockets, Lakers with current profiles plus those teams that JLin can’t really fit in:-) Doubt that those teams will make him an offer anyway:-) As for Spurs, Mavs, Clippers, etc. if the coaches, GM, owners do want to make an offer to him, that will be fantastic. If not, I’m okay as well. The next 68 days will be an interesting time for JLin fans. We can speculate but….

  • Alain Gervais

    putting way to much hope on dallas

  • Alain Gervais

    mills not really a pg

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mills was injured when he was offered a multiyear contract about $4m/yr. He knew that he won’t be productive for most of the year. Is it fair for an injured player? That was the best contract he thought he would get. All teams expected a player to produce for them right away? The Spurs would wait.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He is going to be 39 soon this season in the playoff. But I betcha that he still has lots left in his tank in Pop’s team.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 7iger

    WOW! All 2-0 except Spurs and Clippers 1-1. Impressing that Griffin has more assists than Paul and he has 3D.

  • 7iger

    Franchise star after Duncan?

  • 7iger

    Yes, BS is a star’s ego masseur.

  • joyce ward

    He definitely broke JJ Reddick’s ankle…LOL

  • KL

    I think some of us are concerned about Jeremy finding the right fit with a new team. After some reflection I think Lin can actually fit with many teams and many systems. The main problem has always been with team mates and coaches trying to marginalise him.

    We may have forgotten that Lin actually fit very well with Carmelo after D’Antoni quit and Carmelo stopped sulking / tanking.

    I think Lin struggled greatly with Harden holding the ball for 20 seconds doing jab steps. But eventually Lin was finding a way to play off the ball. He returned in the 2nd season with Houston a great spot up shooter, but they took away his starting position despite a stellar preseason and forced him to “lead the bench”. Even then he found a way to be productive and earn wins.

    With LA, he was doing well off the bench during the preseason. Then he was suddenly inserted into the starting line up. So many things were wrong with the Lakers but the biggest problems to me were Kobe’s 3 point defense and Boozer’s pick and roll defense. It was a mess and I think Kobe blamed Lin for it instead of manning up to his own weaknesses.

    Yet Lin adapted but then he was moved to the bench. He responded by making the bench one of the best second units in the NBA. Then BS shuffled things incessantly, testing the very limit of Lin’s adaptability. Despite all that, Lin was very effective when given the minutes and usage. He was never wasteful, never letting up on defense and played like a superstar enough times.

    So, I say this. Whichever team Lin lands on next year, we are going to see Linsanity for a whole season. It will take a deliberate McHale or Kobe / BS campaign against him to marginalise him. Even then Lin would rise above it.

  • Nitron

    It’s true. But it’s so much fun with the right coach and right team mates.

  • PPP

    After reading the article, i have mixed feelings whether mavs (or carlisle, who is a control freak) is the best for lin.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12710897/rick-carlisle-eyes-rajon-rondo-no-jason-kidd

  • KL

    With the right coach and team mates Lin would probably win a championship!

  • guest

    Such a masterpiece to swing the favor to Rondo. Great, Rindo is a lock for max contract on the Lakers. Together with Kobe, Rondo, Lakers will have unprecedenteunprecedented success for many years to come. LOL

  • Maknusia

    Rick Carlisle made that clear when asked if he thought the free agent-to-be would wear a Mavericks uniform again.

    “No, I don’t,” the coach said.

    http://www.nba.com/2015/news/04/22/mavericks-lose-parsons-and-possibly-rondo-for-playoffs.ap/index.html

  • wandertheglobe

    Do we want Lin to play for the Mavs? “Jason Kidd — now head coach of the Bucks, but not long ago Carlisle’s title-winning point guard — had seen Carlisle and Rondo arguing on TV, and knew too well what it felt like to be Rondo, and how Carlisle could nitpick and control and make a point guard crazy.”

    http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12710897/rick-carlisle-eyes-rajon-rondo-no-jason-kidd

  • Maknusia

    Top 10 Best Free Agents & Possible Destinations This Offseason

    Jeremy Lin
    The Lakers are rebuilding, and Lin doesn’t quite fit the system. Lin won’t be winning league MVP anytime soon, but he’s still a good point guard who led the Lakers in assists this season by more than 130 than the second place player. Supposedly, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a fan of Lin.

    Possible destinations: Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks
    http://www.latinpost.com/articles/49407/20150423/2015-nba-free-agents-top-10-best-free-agents-possible-destinations-this-offseason.htm

  • Maknusia

    Lin’s shot chart for the season

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I had the same impression at first. Lin is at his best when he’s free to run the point fast and according to his own instincts. But Lin is also very different from Kidd and Rondo. Lin is not so arrogant and headstrong that he would insist on his way or the highway. I imagine Lin would start out by running Carlisle’s plays to perfection earning his respect and admiration. And then because Carlisle and Lin are both so cerebral, they would start to have a great give and take leading to Lin earning more and more free rein on the court. Plus, having a strong willed coach, neutralizes the problem of teammates trying to ballhog or iso. Aside from D’Antoni, Carlisle may be the best NBA head coach Lin can hope to play for.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    “Lin won’t be winning league MVP anytime soon…”
    Almost every single article about Lin, no matter how favorable, feels the need to add a disclaimer like that. Lin might win MVP sooner than anyone thinks if he weren’t coached by a BS type who’s purposely tanking his team into the ground.

  • Maknusia

    i know…..sigh….As KL mentioned below, I think Lin can fit in well, since his work ethic had always been there, but getting the right coach and support from FO is much more important.

  • adele

    You’re right. If he can survive mchale and bs, he can survive any coach

  • adele

    Reading this made me teary eyed coz our boy just humbly work his way through.

  • Acbc

    JT, Robert Horry has 8 rings and none of them means much. NASH never won any, and will be remembered like Stockton as a great player.

    Team sports require team mentality for sure, but there are those that lead and those who are support players.

    It’s funny that I just saw an episode of the Big Bang Theory in which Rash and Leonard decided to leave out Sheldon and Howard on a space probe project because they were too bossy. Rash and Leonard wound up being too wishy washy themselves and finally arrived at the same idea they proposed.

    Leadership isn’t just about talent. It’s about a mindset of decisiveness. We see Lin sometimes lose that when BS and Mchale mess with his mind and they wind up being indecisive.

    Scott does that too. Many times, BS doesn’t call a time out or foul with seconds left with a 3 point lead. A bad decision is only bad if you don’t learn from it. What’s worst is indecision because “nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Playing safe like BS not willing to make a decisive play will lead to more and more fear of mistakes.

    Support players are great at playing their roles but oce they surrender their decisiveness, they have no other role left but do what they are told to do.

  • it’s so bad that Redick didn’t even want to get up again :]
    he was very slow to get off the floor

  • Brent Yen

    He is really weird for shooting 3s in a sense he did worse at the left wing.

  • Brent Yen

    Given how impatient medias and fans are, I would say 1 or 2 yrs is not “any time soon” either. I am not too greedy, I am ok with 2 yrs…lol

  • Brent Yen

    At least Carlisle calls better plays…

  • great article offering insights to how Carlisle and Kidd made it work but Rondo didn’t

    Kidd actually made Carlisle trust PG to call plays, not always from sideline from the coach.
    I believe Lin will be more like Kidd than Rondo in terms of collaboration plus preferring the fast-style to push the ball.

    It made me appreciate Carlisle more because he was willing to listen to JKidd. For a coach to be humble enough to do that, it say a lot about him

    I’ll have no problems with Lin being coached by Carlisle. Two intelligent and humble people will be able to make it work

    It’s also how Carlisle’s offensive philosophy started to change. The coach learned as much from the player as the player did from the coach.

    Kidd consistently stressed how much be believed the Mavs’ offense needed to be free-flowing with play-calling used only when absolutely necessary. Over time, Kidd convinced Carlisle that Dallas was better served with a savvy, veteran point guard attempting to dictate the rhythm of the game instead of a coach trying to control it from the sideline.

    My approaches as a coach have migrated towards simplicity in many respects in large parts because of him,” Carlisle said. “Now, we try not to call any plays. That’s been part of my growth as a coach, just the understanding. The odd thing is now you try to explain to players why it’s important not to call any plays.”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Technically it’s a true statement. I just don’t see the need to add it to every article about Lin. I guess it’s because Linsanity set expectations so high.

  • Brent Yen

    Those statements are for “Lin crazies”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Who you calling crazy?!? (JK)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Once he gets a decent coach, he won’t be able to stop smiling.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…this is a crazy world

  • Brent Yen

    I think Lin’s 36.8% from 3 ranked him 15th among qualified PGs per realgm….not bad

  • Maknusia

    Thats his career high…he is getting better and better

  • Alain Gervais

    funny thing is most player won’t win mvp anytime soon. too be exact only one a year. lol hear my sarcasm anyway its like saying lin won’t be going the moon soon it means nothing just add stuff to fill the article.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Exactly!

  • maybe it’s a mental thing that he’s not comfortable going left to shoot 3s

  • I do, the latter part of the story showed Carlisle is humble enough to listen to JKidd & let the PG call plays on the floor.
    Also, Carlisle and JKidd like to play fast while Rondo likes to slow down pace.

    I believe Lin and Carlisle can figure things out if it’s meant to be

  • right, it’s better to wait until JLin starts visiting teams and working out for them. Clippers won’t be good due to CP3 presence, other than that JLin/MDA at Nuggets or Magic, then Mavs, Kings, Spurs will be good for his fit, I think.

  • warning: leopard pants may cause temporary blindness :]

    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/590433055753404416

  • deesee5

    Must have learned that from Nick Young.

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • yup, real talent and work ethic is hard to deny

    Amazingly, all of this still happened while not being used as a ball-dominant PG with consistent PnR that he thrives in. The sky is the limit!

  • Rick Johnson

    Tim MacMahon
    ‏@espn_macmahon
    Tyson Chandler was “a little surprised” by news of Rajon Rondo’s back injury. Any indication he was hurting? (Smile.) “It is what it is.”
    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/591301616436916224

  • SwagLin :]

  • CJSHYY

    Everyone knows Rondo is not hurting at all but just doesn’t want to play for Mav anymore. LOL!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Now that Rondo has been ruled out to play, if the Mavs manage to beat the Rox tomorrow night, Rondo’s FA death spiral will continue with renewed energy. I think some people forget that before trading for Rondo, the Mavs had the best offense in the NBA. You can imagine Rondo making Dirk and the other Mavs seem all washed up because it’s hard to keep making an effort when winning seems out of reach. So now we can really root for the Rox to lose without any conflict of interest.

  • Charlie S

    If I remember correctly a lot of players have a side preference. For example, even Curry has a zone that isn’t hot

  • Charlie S

    This does fall in line with some of the forum’s predictions. Get Rondo benched, then get the Rox to lose.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Almost too good to be true 🙂 For the rest of these series we’ll have double headers of Mavs-Rox and Spurs-Clippers. The first round of playoffs may be fun after all.

  • ManuGinobilin

    Although Mills is a great offensive weapon/shooter when he’s on, he can’t facilitate, which is why he’s paired with Ginobili – who playmakes for the 2nd unit.

    If Lin were to hypothetically join the Spurs, he’d actually be replacing Ginobili’s role/playmaking above anything else (not Mills’ role) – so pairing him with Mills would actually work IMO.

  • yes, that’s true for any basketball players I think.
    I used to have a hot zone but it kept moving around :]

  • orLinaryjoe

    Whoa! Camo for the jungle.

  • JoeTeam

    LOL KL gets DPOY and didn’t so called lin fans whack Lin for losing a steal or 2 against KL? Those real fans said it’s an honor for Pop to assign KL to Lin.

    Let’s enjoy the rest of the SAS run knowing whomever KL guards and defeats, Lin would be right there possibly, likely doing better. Go KL!

  • JoeTeam

    about 2 yrs ago, you could see his left top 3 was well better than his right top 3, so he did something to even that out. Not as big sample though and it looks like he did less SG this year, but really, he may have done enough of it and he just didn’t get the passes. I notice Danny Green is not getting his top corner 3 passes as much too.

  • Brent Yen

    We are way beyond bashing Lin because he failed a few times facing elite players (it does happen a lot b4 among Lin fans tho, that I will admit). Only haters do that. LOL It is just like saying because you can not be like Michael Jordan, so you are a scrxb. A logic that will only make sense among idixts. No need to argue using their logic.

  • Brent Yen

    Every teams are afraid of Green at certain spot now….very afraid…

  • JoeTeam

    their vids are funny, a bit too much yelling lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Didn’t you say we agree to disagree? Or, better yet as I like to put it, let’s disagree. It’s safe to do so with me.

    I don’t think Lin has any problems leading – his problem and it’s not a problem actually … his Christian values require him to follow “the last shall be first and first shall be last”. If you understand that about him, you will see he can never lose his indiv leadership. You will see moments in a game when he gives himself permission to win-at-will. Sometimes it is too late or the coach works against him or the team is too far gone.

    Ppl, esp western ppl or non-Christians, interpret that as passive asian male syndrome. Nope, it is his choice based on values he’s upholding in his whole life. He has it, that burning winner within. He’s just choosing through values to dampen that until he decides it’s ok to lead.

    More than a ring then, I see if he has a pastoral counselor who will give him the tools to unleash the Kraken well before ‘the last shall be first’ time, he will become what lots of ppl here want of him.

    On a secular vein, having a ring means people will ask him to lead first, and then that frees him from his values to wait first, to get others going.

    That’s how I understand him, and of course I don’t know him just putting 2+2 together and maybe it’s 4 or maybe I’m wrong. That’s why I’m never mad at him when he is just cruising and testing. He’s trying to sense if he can take the team to a win through supporting them, and if so, he’s happier than being the ‘boss’. As he matures, he will choose to take over earlier, before it is too late.

    BTW, I get this part of him because I played soccer for decades, and I was always within the top 25% on the team in terms of contributing to a win. Yet, no matter what position I played, I only scored maybe 10 times, way preferring to pass well so ppl can walk it in or I play incredible enforcer or D. Interesting, one of those was when a guy punched me while I was making a run, expecting to pass. I got mad and scored on him like a posterized dunk, from 25 yds out which you know is too far out to take a good shot. Later, I found out he broke my jaw on that initial punch, so that’s what it takes to get a guy ingrained in leadership through service to the team to break out. It’s quite a roadblock, having nothing to do with indiv leadership wants.

    Having said all that, know that your point is well taken and I’m in my work life trying for that Leadership mindset that you are talking about, even before I need to serve a team. That part just delays everything, and every team member needs to take care of their own.

  • JoeTeam

    Love it, just like Lin. Don’t like the box score way of measuring that.

  • JoeTeam

    lol, you know I’m crouching tiger hidden dragon on this issue. You are a roaring lion and I love it.

  • LAJane

    So cowardly to always add some senseless qualification. They don’t want to think for themselves in case they’ll get criticized for not running with the conventional “herd” myopia.

  • LAJane

    Like you say, it’s hard to actually know because we aren’t his close confederates, we can only speculate based on what we see and our own experiences. That said, this is a great post. I totally agree that Lin has no lack of fire in the belly, and the skill to let it explode..either when he sees its maximum effective moment, or (less often) when he really gets personally provoked. I don’t have the background for the point of view you laid out so nicely here, so it’s a nice education.

  • Rick Johnson

    Chris SaintVerified account
    ‏@saintpiercing
    Nice to have LA Lakers player and all round top bloke @JLin7 getting pierced! Hope ya had a good holiday!
    https://twitter.com/saintpiercing/status/591297418974666752

  • hm, Mama Lin might not be happy although Jeremy is a grown-up man now.
    On the positive side, at least he got pierced by a Saint LOL

    I wonder what’s JLin’s fascination with pierced ears since his Harvard days?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have a feeling that when JLin returns home, Mama Lin will ask him to take it off just like when he was in Harvard:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    espn now listing tony parker as “questionable” for tomorrows game.

  • Good article explaining how 23-year old Kahwi Leonard is ready to take Spurs to the next level with improved offensive skills on top of his great defensive skills.

    With the Big 3 of Duncan/Manu/Parker aging at 39, 38, 33 especially with Parker hobbled with injury, the question would be which other stars will be needed to play next to Kahwi?

    Will Pop think of 26-to-be-27 JLin as a possible partner for Kahwi? My personal opinion is Pop will entertain this thought and will at least give a chance to work out JLin at San Antonio in the summer.

    Pop is a master at leveraging player’s strength to fit his system and I have no doubt he will find ways to use Lin’s strength in the Spurs system if he likes Lin. Recent development of oft-injured Parker definitely open up ways for Lin as far as playing time. Mills is good but I see him more as a good role player more than a conventional PG.
    https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/591358398651703296

  • He might not play for 1-2 games.
    I heard left knee and left ankle issues plus right Achilles injury last night

  • @brentyen:disqus, do you think Lin and Kahwi will be complementary off each other?

    I watch how Kahwi scored last night and came away impressed that he didn’t panic at all, very skilled in post and finding open shooters in a Spurs system. I can see Lin playing Parker role to break down defense and finding Kahwi on the wing and vice versa. Both can shoot 3s unlike Parker so it should open up the floor to create great spacing.

    Here is the highlights:

  • We can’t wait for the showdown :]

  • JoeTeam

    LAJane, I thank you. Yep, I was Bay Area raised, pre-Mao Chinese values through my closeness with my parents’ generation, and my parents met in a church choir so I know the blend of those sets of values and how it helps us be great and also, gives us our own handcuffs. I see those in Lin with all his actions and interviews – he’s really hard on himself through a series of handcuffs he has from his intersection of cultures (not race).

    Every indiv has that ying yang where their strength is their weakness, and life is fun when you figure out how to manage that strength to stay productive, so the weak side if it doesn’t surprise you.

    I agree with acbc, though, where one has to manage one’s own explosiveness to win-at-will. It’s just I don’t think you can do it alone, so a ring causes ppl to give you the mantel and it’s easy to step up when people want you to instead of waiting for the last series to be quarterback … which a lot of us Asian QBs have to do, wait until all the big talkers fail to win.

  • JoeTeam

    psalm, you know I like your thread here so let’s discuss the SAS money situation. Some announcer said it yesterday, that TD will prob take virtually nothing for another ring. What do you know about SAS salary situation? I would love to see Lin extend TD to 42 that would be so good to see for TD.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL We may have to wait until Asia tour to hear about this:-) My guess is JLin has to take it down when his summer training resumes soon. Most JLin fans don’t like it on him including me:-) Never like guys wearing earrings:-) Too girlish to me:-) LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    achilles is the attributed injury for this “questionable”.

  • Duncan and Manu are in the last year of their cheap discount contracts ($10M and $7M) while Parker is at $12M but still committed to 17-18 around $13-$15M/yr considerably cheap compared to other NBA teams.

    I’m not sure if Duncan will come back. Manu probably will retire. Parker is the key here since he probably won’t go anywhere but how much time Lin can get to play. Mills/Corey Joseph are at cheap $3-$4M/yr

    If Buford and Pop think highly of Lin, I can see the salary cap situation to work. It really depends on how Pop and Lin see each other. The interesting question is if Pop retires, will Kahwi stay? This is why I think Pop will want to stay to establish Spurs’ next dynasty.
    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/san-antonio-spurs-team-salary/

  • yeah, it can certainly be really bad like Kobe’s case.
    They would probably want to be extra careful about it

  • me neither as a guy.
    It’s a liability in any fights, I can lose my ears LOL
    I’ve heard horror stories about it.

  • 1mtoldman

    a quick spot check i have him 8th among pgs with a minimum of 55 games played and 25 minutes per game (i beleive the 55 games played is what is required for “qualifying” player).

    the 25 minutes per game is my own qualifier. ie. we are weeding out players who do not have a sufficent “sample size” and marginal minutes players.

  • 1mtoldman

    you get in fights? only with brent right?

  • 1mtoldman

    im more uncomfortable with the severely shaved sidewalls. which tend to produce vulcan ears.

    i was just getting behind the “messy hair is sexy” theme on here. smh

  • lol .. not me, Brent doesn’t wear earrings so we’re okay hehe

  • now I know the ‘m’ in @1mtoldman:disqus stands for messy LOL

  • wu kong

    I like the earrings…and I am an old lady. Mama Lin needs to get over it and let him do his ‘thang. Now if there is lip disc, tongue ring or gauging of his ears or other parts that is something entirely different. Haha can you just see Jlin trying to play BBall with a lip disc?!?! ha ha. .

  • Sophie Paris

    Oh no he still has those things?! Lol

  • wandertheglobe

    Spurs are better off with Patty Mills than a hobbled Parker anyway. Spurs would have lost yesterday if Parker played.

  • hey @wu kong:disqus 🙂 glad to hear from you again

    yeah, everyone will be waiting for Mama Lin’s reaction for sure. I just thought this could be a prop for JLin’s Youtube videos. Mama Lin vs JLin to duke it out :]

  • 1mtoldman

    not sure when it was taken but check the hair not entirely au courant

  • JoeTeam

    That makes good sense. If they are talking about handing the team to KL, KL will have to want Lin too, and you might be fight, Pop will want to build around KL, using his transition to keep TP, TD around. Manu is ok to retire if they get Lin or some other PG. Yep, important to set the stage and then recruit a coach who can take it forward. I hope so, and I hope it includes Lin. That or GSW or any other team playing modern move the ball system.

    Even with salary cap issues, I’d go for Lin in GSW because I know for business, Lin brings more to the table with fans, sponsors, and even brand value for team. So, I know GSW ownership sees that part given Lacob’s background and how well they’ve run the business end of GSW. The biggest problem with GSW is they are building their own arena complex, so that is very cash heavy even if they do set up other investment vehicles.

  • 1mtoldman

    cleve and bost tied 38 38 mid second period.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I can tolerate with females have earrings but not any other part of the body. Guys I don’t like it at all but I don’t make a fuss if others have it. Glad that none of my fam members youngs and olds have those:-) Well think about it. May not be so bad as I don’t see them often:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • wu kong

    I’m around and reading just staying low key. Waiting like a kid for Christmas for JLin FA choice.

  • blubell

    Still waiting for Quaterly to ship out Jeremy’s quarterly box. They said they will start shipping them out on April… so where is it! So bored…

  • my #1 concern with GSW is playing time.

    I see the depth chart is Curry/Livingston/Barbosa.
    In regular season Livingston & Barbosa get 18.8mpg & 14.9 mpg while Curry gets 32.7mpg
    But in the playoff, their minutes dropped 13mpg & 13.5mpg to while Curry plays more at 38.8mpg

    Strategically, IMO Lin wouldn’t want to waste his peak time at 27 years old playing 13-18mpg as backup PG although in a contender. He knew he can be the central point of offense handling the ball so based on his exit interview, I got a feeling he might look elsewhere when he gets a lot of PT being the main PG.

    I can be wrong but I got a feeling Jeremy believes in himself and doesn’t want to settle as backup PG to win a ring. Maybe when he is 33-34 but not at his prime period as an NBA player.

  • Brent Yen

    The only question is, when the game is on the line, who will have the ball. If the answer is KL, then I guess Spurs is not that good for Lin. LOL

  • well, Lin is the PG so he decides to give the ball to KL or himself, right? LOL

  • wu kong

    oh and FYI a nose ring now that is a real liability in a fight. 😉

  • Filler-up

    Never look back. Lin should go to Utah, Denver, Dallas or Philly.

  • Brent Yen

    KL has the luxury to play with a mentally very stable core players in Tim Duncan, Parker, and Manu Ginobili. The vets who never panic, and a coach who never panic. This is simply tremendous for a young player. Brad Stevens is the same kind, you always see how calm he is. I believe this is one of the reason why role players in Spurs are almost always over achieving.

  • Filler-up

    Lin’s a lover not a fighter.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pop wouldn’t want to overwork Mills at the early stage of playoff.

  • webattorney

    Has Pop said anything to indicate that he likes Lin as a BB player?

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think it happened, only one or 2 times when Lin’s team was against them in regular season.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. At GSW, Lin is going to get 15 minutes or so per game.

  • webattorney

    I think Spurs likes to mold their players at cheap price. If Lin is willing to take $3 Mill per year to play for Spurs, I guess they might be open. Not sure. I just don’t see Spurs paying $7 Millions plus for Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin loves up tempo game.

  • Brent Yen

    If Lin offer to play at 3 mil/yr, I do not think Spurs stand a chance to get him to play at all

  • webattorney

    I am saying specifically when it comes to playing for Spurs. Giving Spurs a discount to play for them. Specifically, Lin would not give most teams this discount.

  • Brent Yen

    If there is a clear role, maybe Lin will at least think about it I guess..

  • webattorney

    “We will give you a chance to fight it out with Mills” for a starting PG role when we deem Parker no longer can play as a starter. Until then, you can fight it out with Mills for back-up minutes.” That will be the most Spurs will offer.

  • Brent Yen

    I doubt MIlls will be their starting PG, he is there because of his shooting of the bench, the way he complements Ginobili. But if that is what Spurs say, I guess Lin will pass…LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Must be somewhere in europe…you know how messed up the postal service is…lol

  • Sophie Paris

    Kawhi is a really fun player to watch.
    I remember when they said it’s gonna be Kawhi’s team so they’re just making the way for him.
    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/4/9/8376523/tony-parker-spurs-kawhi-leonard-team

    Though I don’t think Jlin gonna lend there since they have Mills and Cojo as backup PG. Depends how far they get in the playoffs. But if Parker cannot play at all those two will have to step up. Still chances for Lin to go there are very tiny imo.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Glad that you are still around. Miss your posts:-)

  • Sophie Paris

    Spurs gonna offer a deal to Kawhi first. A good one I think

  • wandertheglobe

    Already copied Lin. With the earrings?

  • webattorney

    Spurs is going to say “Take it or leave it.” I will be very surprised if Lin gets an offer with a starting spot guaranteed. It will be the same “You can fight for the starting position.”

  • webattorney

    All ok except Dallas. Too many old players. Dirk isn’t going to win any rings anymore.

  • Brent Yen

    That means no starting position anyway

  • webattorney

    Either the starter will have to play badly or get injured and Lin play very well as a replacement to get the starting position.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Spurs n Pop were the reason he discoversed his greatness.

  • Brent Yen

    I still have my doubt on that thought. I think he might still able to get a starter job. Just not sure if he will take it with whatever teams or not. We will never know.

  • Sophie Paris

    yea his hair were good lol

  • JoeTeam

    Going back to Mavs … heh heh, I’m against Dallas because they imploded their team so who’s go guess what they’ll do with Lin there. Also, I don’t believe in the Parsons/Lin thing. CParsons was not really loyal to Lin, from an outside point of view.

  • JoeTeam

    I think it’s better than Harden, Kobe minutes.

    And, if it ever happens, doubt it will, SL and Barbosa … one of them won’t be necessary.

    Not sure how Lin sees it. Just been expressing what I’d like to see for him. I’m not sure any powers that’d be want him to start. All except MDA. So, I’m being practical … just want Lin to make a difference and be lauded for it.

  • JoeTeam

    yet another startup that well … You can find out about their ups and downs on the web. JLin doing them a solid, hope it supports his brand.

  • JoeTeam

    3Q coming up, Curry time. NO are well ahead. Anderson the better Ryan made so many. DGreen got an academy award foul.

  • 311

  • Brent Yen

    11 is not well ahead, it can disappear in about 3 minutes

  • joyce ward
  • I also don’t like the possibility of Lin not getting enough minutes in a championship team.
    At this point in his career, I believe it’s better off to maximize what he can do in a system well-suited for him because in 2-3 years people will say it’s too late to build around him when he’s 30-31 yrs old.

    oh well, we just have to hope there will be a team that wants to create MDA+Lin magic hopefully in Denver or Orlando.

  • I agree.. the coach helps to condition role players to overachieve on what they are expected to do, including making big shots when they’re open.

  • Brent Yen

    They were held accountable for bad plays too, but the point really is the message. It is just loud and clear to all players….And players always take it positively…

  • Rick Johnson

    Penny Lee
    ‏@penny10654
    Rt @itzchristinee Finally got to meet @JLin7 ! Thanks to @davidly78 Jeremy Lin was so nice and humble,
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/591434566721736704

  • JoeTeam

    Yes. I was frustrated with NO 19-0 run and you are right because KT, Curry, and gang can be explosive.

  • JoeTeam

    crazy so many empty seats in NO.

  • Maknusia

    I guess, it happens to many as well…Lin had better shooting percentage on the left of the court during Linsanity

  • Maknusia

    Here you go…

  • Maknusia

    I guess it may not be apple to apple comparison…since the number of games differs

  • Rookie75094
  • Maknusia

    I doubt…Rox is strong this season

  • Nitron

    It’s 19 points now

  • Maknusia

    Dont want to get near you!!!!!

  • Maknusia

    lol…but it has been a long tradition of mankind….

  • Maknusia

    wow…thats way too many for one guy!…Lin…..start knowing on doors now!…

  • Maknusia

    I agree, at this point in his career…he had already gone thru the limited minutes game…what he really needs is more playing time to develop his game and showcase his skillset

  • Brent Yen

    5 minutes then…lol

  • Maknusia

    I wonder why the numbers differs for some, compared to your link

    http://hoopshype.com/salaries/san_antonio.htm

  • Brent Yen

    GSW is GSWed…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Swapping places, Lin with Rondo, actually makes a ton of sense. Lin is used to a much quicker run and gun offense, and Rondo likes to slow it down. Lin can shoot the 3s and Rondo can pass an assist to Kobemiester. An assist would not be recorded of course, due to Kobe’s old age and faded skills. Carlisle loves an obedient team player, so who else but he who is named, Lin, fits the bill. Of course, this just makes too much sense to ever work in the real world.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Can’t watch now. Looks like Thompson on fire, only by himself. Team did not show up.

  • chan c

    C’mon New Orleans , close this one out! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    If NOP lost this game, Monty should be fired immediately

  • JoeTeam

    maybe they ate too many beignets.

  • chan c

    anthony davis with those clutch misses..

  • JoeTeam

    this is the explosiveness you talked about. Funny, Curry’s 3 attempt at 5:05 was just like JJ Reddick’s 3 attempt when you said that gave SAS the control. Ok, ok, slightly more time, but that was a key 3. KT and Barnes worked it back, only 8 diff now.

  • JoeTeam

    is NO your team, I forgot are you there? stands are empty boo.

  • Brent Yen

    It was NOP doing almost everything wrong….GSW is just taling their shots.

  • JoeTeam

    Ryan A is on fire. Gotta regress to the mean just wondering if that will come enough in time.

  • chan c

    hi Joe Team! not really. i just want them to at least win one to give this series a semblance of being competitive. ha ha

  • Brent Yen

    In that bad stretch, NOP took every shot when there are still 11-14 second on the clock. It is not like they push the ball either. Their PG Cole and Monty should both be fired. Then to make the matters worse, they stopped boxing out players….and calling switches…played like they still have 20pt lead.

  • JoeTeam

    I can live with Asik and AD having a win. Sharpen GSW up a little humility never hurts a great team.

  • JoeTeam

    good call, I’m just watching loosely tucking the kiddies in.

  • Brent Yen

    GSW did not even do anything special…they came back

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, I love it. They better get some rest and not party in the French Quarter. Come back to the Bay 3-1 I would not mind.

  • chan c

    I actually believe , GSW can be the CHAMPS. 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    me too I want to see that. Wow, a 3 to get it to 1 possession again.

  • Brent Yen

    GSW is still in the game…..lol

  • chan c

    Curry is a monster. lol

  • JoeTeam

    I can’t believe it. And I felt for all those in red T’s so worried – I’d give it to them, God willing.

  • chan c

    might go to an OT…

  • Brent Yen

    Coaching fail….what can I say….

  • JoeTeam

    Now it’s OT, new post wow.

  • JoeTeam

    OTTTT …!

  • Brent Yen

    SOmehow that final shot from Curry was not fouled……I guess refs want more game…

  • chan c

    ha ha.indeed!

    now, it’s game over for NO.

  • Tina

    Flashback to the lakers season, where Byron doesn’t believe in fouling when up by 3. Great minds think alike! Monty is a genius. Hah.

  • JoeTeam

    DGreen with 5 fouls, he seems to be the only guy that can guard AD.

  • JoeTeam

    good call, that is right.

  • Brent Yen

    PPL do argue when do you start to foul tho. 7 seconds is still TOO LONG for some coaches.

  • chan c

    Curry can take care of the OT…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Time to wakeup, who is Obama?

    ISIS beheading Christian, no word.
    Make deal to allow Iranian to build nuke.
    Clintons and signed off by Obama now allowing Putin n Russia control 1/5 of our nuke?

  • Tina

    Yea, there’s definitely some mixed debates about this. I still believe in fouling, especially against a hot 3 point shooting team. I think New Orleans would’ve had a Better chance if they fouled

  • JoeTeam

    not here please.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You can ignore it n stay ignorance

  • Brent Yen

    Curry shot twice, I would say fouling was not the issue in that particular possession…It was defended well initially…

  • JoeTeam

    Not here please.

  • orLinaryjoe

    No politics here

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Why not? its your security too

  • Brent Yen

    If I were AD, I will just hit Bagut in the head….to SIGNAL the ref…

  • chan c

    yeah. GSW -> winning

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    no politic. It’s your future n security

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Smh

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    it took only 19 terrorists to kill 3k innocent human being,

  • JoeTeam

    whut, my feed keeps locking up because my wife is watching yoga on internet. I missed the OT run. Whuz happening?

  • you can post it on the Off-Topic Latest News so interested people can discuss

    From homepage you can find it. Here’s the link:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/off-topic-latest-news/

  • JoeTeam

    great game, slightly different than SAS LAC but great just the same.

  • Brent Yen

    Bogut being Bogus…being dirty

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m serving my good heart fellow citizens by giving then the real danger is coming.

  • JoeTeam

    I see … he’s all GSW got. Speights I like,m but he’s not as potent in POs as in-seaon.

  • orLinaryjoe

    News is news, Political views with agenda is not. Be objective.

  • Brent Yen

    He is too used to do it because he knows refs eyes are on Curry…

  • JoeTeam

    somebody fixing this game, amiright?

  • chan c

    hey, we’re watching an exciting game. don’t spoil the fun 🙂

    let’s talk about that some other time…

  • the refs want NO to win.
    That was a touch on AD’s back, not foul by Green

  • yup.. money and Vegas line talk

  • Brent Yen

    THey are just returning the balance…..Bogut took too much advantage

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m sorry to the mod of this site but if you want to ban me to post here it’s fine but I will have tell my fellow lin fans to be up to date the real event n danger.

    Our government is so corrupted.

  • JoeTeam

    then take it out on Bogut.

  • Charlie S

    You can only control what you can. As long as you’re prepared, that’s all you can do

  • orLinaryjoe

    Can’t believe call.

  • ah yes.. missed hold by Bogut

  • Brent Yen

    I counted at least 3 times…

  • Brent Yen

    He was not on the floor..lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not political anymore. Wakeup.

  • JoeTeam

    OIC, get DG out and then take it out on Bogut. That’s smart.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Keep watching

  • Brent Yen

    THe last 3 attempts by Gordon was bad too…why?

  • JoeTeam

    he he, refs giving NO the advantage.

  • Brent Yen

    Yeah….it was a foul…but it is usually not called in playoff…..I guess Vegas are really powerful

  • JoeTeam

    Money talks.

  • Brent Yen

    But it is still stupxd on KT’s part…lol

  • orLinaryjoe

    Thompson’s got the BALL! Whoot!

  • Brent Yen

    Monty just never able to control his team…

  • I’ll be interested to hear what you have to say but posting on game thread might not be effective way to do so.

    politics can be a heated subject so if your goal is to inform, the best way is explain it well in the Off-Topic Thread so others can give thoughtful discussion. Otherwise, repeated posting will be thought of spamming and fell on deaf ears, which defeats the purpose of your original goal to inform.

  • Charlie S

    That ESPN article about Carlisle seems to forget to mention that Kidd was difficult to coach. Coincidentally a lot of coaches got fired during his time as a player. So I’m not as worried about Carlisle. Control freak coaches can mellow out (I’m guessing this is double true once a coach wins a championship). Plus Carlisle is open to changing how to run things depending on the roster.

  • JoeTeam

    The last play in regulation was brainfarting bcuz they should never have let Curry have 2 bites at the apple. That I don’t think is on Monty. But the run-up. How did that happen I dunno.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think that Gordon 3 was Monty’s call either. But the last AD possession is all Monty. Very ugly

  • Tina

    Hope you’re right! He seems controlling

  • JoeTeam

    Wow, I can’t believe GSW won. Splash bros for sure. That really was a tough loss I wanted NO to win that one just for the beauty of sport. Can’t say as a GSW fan NO deserved to lose.

  • Charlie S

    Plus I think Popp is just as controlling. He gives out tough love. The players that buy into his system seem to respond well to it.

  • chan c

    Anthony Davis did not show up at the crucial moments…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You’re a good man Psalm, I don’t mean to use your website to spread my political belief but I’m just in a minority here to worry about the future of our country. Hope you understand.

  • yes, I actually was pleasantly surprised to learn Carlisle was humble and secure enough to adjust and let Kidd call plays on-court.

    I think Carlisle and Lin will get along just fine if Lin goes to Dallas

  • JoeTeam

    He faded, didn’t he.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yeah, he was pretty scary to us Warriors fans. Worried Green would foul out earlier.

  • chan c

    yeah. he’s still gaining experience. wait til he matures in his game…

  • Tina

    Curry mvp!

  • Hey, go ahead and post over there 🙂 Np, I will definitely read and respond.
    Once we get some good discussion, we can invite people to join in. The problem is not everyone is from the US and are interested to discuss it so we need to be considerate with them

    We just have to be careful to be able to have respectful discussion since religion and politics can be very heated topics as we know it.

  • Tina

    Most systems coaches seem controlling. But, it’s a good thing if the players can buy into it and play it well

  • wow.. he’s gutsy enough to do it 3 times

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, government is corrupt. No one politician can solve these complex problems. I find your obvious view offensive here. Your handle gives away your agenda. So stop with the crap. I care much about the world and it’s people, not the politics.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m goin. Start tomorrow.

  • JoeTeam

    You are not in the minority. Ppl here are very aware ppl.

    The problem is you were at a party watching a bball game and you were distracting people. And I think you know that and you were pushing.

    Ppl here are very intelligent and thoughtful, and in general, we have not worked through our boundaries relative to worries about world events. So it’s not a good community to talk about those topics. We know how we are relative to JLin and bball, so ppl have stability around those topics and it won’t blow up accidentally.

    You might consider going to one of many sites that discusses those things. I for one would not discuss these important things online – I just read and talk to my friends. It’s up to you. Just asking you not to be rude in inserting incendiary topics during a very tight game, and then insulting people’s social awareness when they ask you not to do it. That again is like being at a Superbowl party and insisting on talking about Obama vs the right wing during the 2 minute drill when the game is on the line. Even worse, bball is more live action than football.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, see my comments below.

  • orLinaryjoe

    If you really care, then post news, not our president, blah, blah, blah. And let’s not talk about abortion.

  • JoeTeam

    It’s not the context during the final seconds and OT of a very tight game, and this is Lin first and bball 2nd. Your position is wise, psalm, and all I ask is if this is interruptive to resolve worries, that it’s done without insulting others who are trying to take a break from hard life by enjoying a bball game.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, he’s such a good young man I really like him. Can he be a TDuncan ? Not sure he has the same philosophies, but I really like his low key but high performing style.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Mod, if this is not trolling, I don’t know what is. You obviously don’t know my views, but I don’t shove them down your throat.

  • JoeTeam

    and the ref arranged that just at the key time. Lucky Curry got unstoppable. Guess sooner or later, the different scoring threads and 2nd chance follow ups by DGreen and Barnes opened Curry up.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin likes vanilla flavor in his ice scream.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin fan or bball, so what the heck.

  • JoeTeam

    It is trolling, but take me back has been a good poster. He is just on high anxiety so he is trolling for a discussion. That’s not the same as trolling to attack Lin or Lin fans. I’d give takemeback some slack because he’s a good poster here. Just feeling bad tonight and wants to talk …

  • I agree 100%

    And if people end up fighting in the Off-Topic and not have respectful discussion, I’d have to ban political discussion altogether

  • JoeTeam

    knock it off, you are out of line and you know it. Fix your anxieties with an ice cream or something, this is a peaceful and positive place.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Waking you people up beyond bb is not trolling

  • JoeTeam

    ‘you people’ my you are acting arrogant. Stop it please.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You just can’t stand reality

  • @takemeback, I’m going to have to ask you to stop.
    I know something troubles you tonight. Let’s talk on the off-topic thread and stop responding here

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I was but they went after me.

  • this is not a wise way to do it, my friend.
    if people are getting annoyed, they won’t even want to listen

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ok

  • let’s cool down and stop responding, I’ll delete all bad posts so people won’t fight

  • orLinaryjoe

    He’s a good Lin poster, but has strong political ties and hides behind his “wake up call”. Lost my respect And not respectful.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No you don’t have to. I stop

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Spam drew the line, better stop your igorance.

  • JoeTeam

    orLinaryJoe, doesn’t matter what his politics are it’s the tone in which he addresses fellow posters, and of course interrupting an OT game lol. sry I know sports doesn’t matter.

  • dolphin2k2

    Congrats! Stay healthy and enjoy what life has to offer!

  • yes, thanks for understanding. @takemeback had a bad night like we all could have.
    hopefully the discussion in the off-topic thread can be good and respectful.
    I have small hope but will be ready to shut it down if people end up fighting and can’t agree to disagree

  • dolphin2k2

    He played 46 minutes and was dead tired. Coaching was pretty bad. Lack of focus on the details.

  • dolphin2k2

    Gordon is a good 3 pt shooter and had space. No problem with that play. AD faded in the end was dead tired anyways. They were getting pushed around on the defensive end in the 4th qtr.

  • JoeTeam

    oh, I didn’t know that mins stat. Yeah, he’s a great emerging player. So worried for him when he too that fall mid-year and had to sit out for his shoulder to recovery. I sort of wanted NO to win it because then we’d have the fanfare back in the Bay area to close it out. Maybe NO will win next game.

  • webattorney

    Very exciting first round playoff game it was. When you have Splash Brothers on the same team, I guess you can always catch up and win the game. Seems like Curry can get off good shots almost any situation. Ryan Anderson played very well also. Well, refs always ruin the game though. Bogut got away with holding other players; that’s a dirty player in my book. He tried to do that another time and got caught. IMO that kind of foul should be a technical.

  • dolphin2k2

    The refs should just keep an eye on it and call it when they see it. After 3 fouls, he will clean up his act.

  • JoeTeam

    RA was so rock tonight I was hatin’ it and loving it at the same time.

    Refs did try to play ball indeed.

    Bogut made Parsons made a couple year back, remember the tweet war they had?

    So close, and NO could have won it had they mentally been more calm. That’s what I think, it was mental tenacity and getting rattled.

  • dolphin2k2

    Only reason NOP has such lead was because Curry had an off night. I think it will be a sweep.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, now it looks like it. Curry wasn’t making his shots most of game. Like Kerr said, the first 3 quarters were ineffective and he has to see what they were doing on tape to figure it out.

  • webattorney

    IMO that kind of foul is dirtier than a hard, flagrant foul because the intent to deceive refs is there. It’s cheating. At least if you foul hard, there is no intent to deceive refs.

  • I agree .. I’m willing to try to have Off-Topic discussion separately, not in Game Thread to distract/annoy people. But if it gets heated as all religion/politics discussion tend to happen, I’m going to shut it down.
    I think there might be 88% chance of that happening 😀

    sorry for the distraction from bball talk here. I’m trying to extend grace to one of our own if they have a bad day

  • webattorney

    Yeah, a rookie team. I would say Lin would fit very well with Pelicans. They have A Davis and Ryan Anderson. They need a PG who can calm them down. A Davis is already a superstar or very close. Curry is In-Curry-Able.

  • Tina

    Fire monty, hire dantoni

  • JoeTeam

    Hey, takemeback, sorry if I offended you I just would never talk about politics here because we get enough hurt feelings over hoe Lin is treated. I actually agree with some of your political leans as you can tell over the 2 yrs or more we’ve co-posted.

    Feel better, come another day. Don’t worry so much about how the world is going – one person cannot right it.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, as lead Mod, you might consider some narrow rails on those topics so people can test boundaries around this issues as they develop. The risk though is people might develop hurt feelings over religion or politics, and then it bleeds into bball discussion. I’m a believer that if Lin gets on a great team that values his brand of bball, this and many sites will normalize and we’ll have so much fun talking about bball and Lin. I mean, if there were a site like that fur Curry, now can anyone fight there? lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Not a bad idea lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin to AD, Lin already with Asik. Yeah baby! Notice how NO don’t try to feed Asik, so fewer butterfingers moments. Aski is not a scoring producer there, but more good pick guy and great for the rebs.

  • JoeTeam

    hey, did you see the first Q DGreen academy award? He really fooled the refs by the angles I saw, and maybe they’ll fine him tomorrow for flopping.

  • dolphin2k2

    D’Antoni is about guard plays. No way NOP will hire him after what Pau went through.

  • webattorney

    I only watched 4th quarter on and off. Very exciting game. Clippers vs. Spurs and GSW vs. Pelicans are very good games for first round.

  • JoeTeam

    yes these 2 nights had great games. DGreen fell back as if he got hit by a swinging elbow, and the angle replay I saw it looked like the arm was 6″ away. He got the TOV call. Guess it was a vet move as at the time, Ryan Anderson was nailing GSW with every shot. They showed a graphic where NO was shooting above 60% first half.

  • webattorney

    Lin was the only player feeding Asik, which I didn’t like so much because really, you shouldn’t feed Asik too often. He’s really bad offensively.

  • webattorney

    Yeap, two very exciting games. I didn’t know first round playoff games could be so exciting. Other teams’ games are very boring. I would not be surprised if Clippers beat Spurs. They are very evenly matched IMO.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, Asik can only handle the ball above his chest while he’s on the ground, so he’s good for a feed or putback, but not an ally oop.

  • I agree. Thanks for the advice. I’m going to have a short leash on anything that cause fights on the bball discussion.

    Yeah, CurryPortal.com would have way too many celebration nowadays LOL

  • JoeTeam

    Well, they are saying SAS and LAC are a great matchup, and NOP fought hard tonight probably due to pride being at home. They almost did it, and I’m afraid next game, Kerr will adjust, Ryan Anderson will regress to the mean, etc. As Phil Collins sang, Tonight’s the Night and they didn’t close out.

  • webattorney

    Or fast bounce passes. I feel that Lin’s desire to help other players sometimes is detrimental in this sense. I mean Asik is NOT an offensive player; he will always be bad offensively IMO. Takes two to tango.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, no good on bounce passes because it’s below his chest. First game, the announcer said AD was shorter in high school, so he developed PG handles and then he grew. Asik is the classic tall guy who is a little uncoordinated. AD has really come up well – I remember seeing his first game at GSW, he was so skinny just out of college. That game was a blowout even with a weaker GSW team. Now what a game tonight.

  • webattorney

    If I were a betting man, I would bet on LAC here because there would be a bigger payoff. IMO LAC is going to take at least one game at Spurs. Duncan is not going to play that well remaining games.

  • JoeTeam

    Well, now 2 games in San Antonio possibly without Parker, so which game will you give LAC? I’d give them one too so they come back to Staples 2-2. Yes, that’s right, the bettors should go with LAC next game, see if Parker can come back by the 4th.

  • Brent Yen

    No, you have to bounce it like Parker or Rondo. It can be done, and bounce pass is a lost art in NBA.

  • webattorney

    I would go as far to pick LAC as a dark horse for the ring at this point for a big payoff. I think LAC will win the 2nd game at Spurs.

  • webattorney

    A Davis once in 5 or 10 years type of player. A real franchise player.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, I wonder if Wiggins can do that too. Seems like he didn’t have a super year but he did ok.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, so now that’s going to be fun to discuss as the POs grind on. I’d say 2-2 back to LA, then 3-3 and I am leaning to LAC because of age. If Danny Green starts to do monster 3s again, then that’s a different story. CPaul, Griffin, and DJ are so strong if they figure out SAS, they can win.

  • JoeTeam

    Hmm, so you mean very high rather than Lin’s threading the needle low?

  • Maknusia

    Maybe we should create a separate thread for Playoff Discussion?

  • A good idea!

  • New 2015 NBA Playoff Game 1 Thread is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/2015-playoffs-round-1/

    2015 NBA Playoff kicked off with some potential implications of clearing ways for Lin to go to certain teams.

    Rajon Rondo outlandish behavior led to Rick Carlisle comment of not expecting Rondo to wear the Mavs jersey again. This might clear the way to pursue a Point Guard who prefers fast pace like Jason Kidd and can work well and be respectful to coaches. I expect JLin to at least work out with Dallas in the summer since he played for in Dallas Summer team in 2011 and Parsons is still his best friend/

    Tony Parker injury and Manu’s upcoming retirement for the Spurs might open up ways for Jeremy to explore the opportunities but the presence of Corey Joseph/Patty Mills plus a long-term contract for Parker might prevent Lin to join the Spurs. It’s highly unlikely that Lin would want to replace Manu as an SG since he will look forward to playing PG.

    Let’s follow how Round 1 of 2015 Playoff might help open up opportunities for JLin.

  • Maknusia

    I was about to create…:) thanks for creating one!

  • chan c

    Yeah. He can be the next TDuncan. My question is – what are the chances that he can play with our very own JLin? 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Patty Mills and Cory Joesph will step up when they get the call. Kwahi Leonard is just warming up. Boris Diaw will gradually play in shape after a few games and his presence is really instrumental in running plays for the Spurs. The depth of the Spurs will overwhelm the Clippers. I’m looking forward to a sweep of the Clippers in SA.

    The Spurs is still rusty and their 3 point attack hasn’t even started but their perimeter defense is good. The passing game was there but the shooters just couldn’t close out. The Spurs full court game on both sides of the court will get back in shape.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A Davis plays like an oversized guard to me. He doesn’t look like Duncan at all.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think they will sign Kawhi as the last player by agreement to make room for others. No doubt, he will opt out and his new contract is going to be a max contract. It’s going to be pay day for him.

  • chan c

    Yeah. Anthony Davis is way more athletic , but he can be the next Timmy in the sense that a big man like him is the heart and soul of his team. He is an efficient , humble franchise player (just like Duncan).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After playing for Morey, Lin won’t be interested in Hinkie’s team. Let’s rule out Philly.
    As to Denver, they’re going to make their decisions on hiring their new coach. It’s beteen MDA and Brooks. Utah should be more active if they really want Lin to play for them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    GSW, Knicks, Rockets and Lakers are not for Jeremy to play at his prime. Lin will be trashed there as before. There are 26 more teams to choose from.

  • I thought you were requesting. My bad
    I’ll let you do the honor for the next one for the SemiFinals round :]

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You know, Lin could be stubborn. He is around with friends with earrings. That figures.

  • Brent Yen

    Straight pass are just TOV waiting to happen in traffic.

  • Brent Yen

    Game 1 or Round 1?

  • Maknusia

    It should be Round 1

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…normally when I ask/request…I get the feedback…”could you please create one”…i guess…you have forgotten this time around 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bad trade done by Cuban again. He has given up on Steve Nash & Tyson Chandler. His team is a bit old and Amare wouldn’t comeback at all. I figure that Cleveland would recruit Amare out of Dallas in the off season. Ellis and Tyson Chandler might even be gone if Mark Cuban is not careful. Then the Dallas Mavericks might just fall apart.

    Mark Cuban must sign Ellis and Tyson Chandler in the off season in order to keep the team together.

  • ah yes thanks, Round 1 .. time to hit the pillow :]

  • Maknusia

    ayways…I have posted what I had prepared for the thread

  • Brent Yen

    It was not open at all.

  • Maknusia

    rumor says, they might trade TC

  • I concur. Lin playing for an All-Star for a young team will establish him as a legit potential franchise player to build around. Many would simply dismiss him as a role/backup player now.

  • Brent Yen

    poor pillow…:P

  • Maknusia

    that got hit!!!!

  • thanks .. very comprehensive resource!

  • you can edit and incorporate in post if it’s not too long.
    Probably for Round 1

  • I know :] the brain neurons are not firing for some reason tonight lol
    I shall remember next time!

  • JoeTeam

    ok. well, I’d be happy to see the depth come out. Dunno … I like Griff, but other clips, not as much.

  • JoeTeam

    dreaming for the all start JLin team.

  • Maknusia

    oh my!…shouldnt have put the thought in

  • Tina

    so according to monty, they were supposed to foul at the end, but the players did not execute it. so, his intentions were there at least

    but you’re right about curry. the foul (if there was one) would’ve came initially before the first shot. that offensive rebound by GS was a huge one. that’s a whole separate issue. :/

  • 7iger

    Go Spurs!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Wouldn’t you prefer that Monta be replaced with a more defense minded SG like Shump to share the backcourt with Lin?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The Mavs have had 3 days to rest and game plan. The game shifts to the Mav’s home court. Stranger things have happened.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I didn’t think of that. Perhaps they need the disclaimer to avoid receiving too many offensive comments and emails from Lin’s detractors.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I imagine