2016 Brooklyn Nets Media Day:

Finally, the 2016-17 NBA Season is about ready to kick off for Brooklyn Nets with the 2016 Media Day starting on Sept 26 followed by the Training Camp on Sept 27. That would give them about one week before the Nets will start their first preseason game at home against the Detroit Pistons on Oct 6. A string of 6 preseason games in 2 weeks will hopefully get the team ready for the 1st game of the season facing Boston Celtics on the road on Oct 26.

The much awaited moment has finally arrived for Jeremy Lin and his faithful fans who have been with him through the ups and downs in the arduous journey of Lin’s NBA career since the heights of Linsanity in 2012.

Check out this list to relish a moment of appreciation and gratitude:

  • the difficult experience playing without the ball on his hands after James Harden arrival in Houston Rockets; the persistent distrust that Kevin McHale demonstrated in Lin’s true potential
  • the demotion as a backup Point Guard due to Harden’s preference to play with Patrick Beverley in a futile attempt to cover his lack of desire to play defense;
  • the humiliating and disrespectful JerseyGate experience when GM Daryl Morey tried to persuade Carmelo Anthony to come by slapping Lin’s #7 Rockets jersey on the giant poster of Melo in front of the Toyota Center while Lin was still on the team;
  • the tanking-season experience with LA Lakers which Lin at one moment said to have his worst experience in playing basketball; being out of favor with Kobe who initially wanted to mentor him but and don’t forget the archaic Byron Scott system;
  • the short but somewhat pleasant (and handicapped) experience with the Charlotte Hornets which gave Lin a chance to unleash a few Linsanity-like games even as a backup Point Guard. Most importantly, the strong season and Clifford’s praises of Lin defensive skills gave Lin a chance to claim the starting PG position with the Brooklyn Nets. It served as an appetizer to showcase the rest of the NBA what the main course would feel like to have Lin as the starting PG to lead his own team.

These are finally all in the rear-view mirror. Lin and his most faithful fans can leave them behind and, God willing, reap the reward in the days to come. All of these ups-and-downs would be enough to make lesser players quit the NBA and gave up altogether. But I believe Lin not only survived the baptism of fire through these tough seasons but came out better, more skilled, mentally tough to lead his own team. It is a testament to his immense basketball talent and IQ and his mental toughness to adjust, produce and improve despite not having a stable environment that many high NBA draft picks enjoyed. The sky is the limit of what he could achieve in the next three years under Coach Kenny Atkinson who helped him to create Linsanity in 2012. Lin will continue to inspire his fans of what’s possible in their own lives when one perseveres, prays and works hard regardless or the insurmountable challenges.

GM Sean Marks and Coach Kenny Atkinson will continue to reiterate the 5 takeaways during a recent interview to inspire this young Brooklyn Nets team. Noone gives them much chance but an unselfish team who plays together and prioritizes defense will surprise many in this coming season.

1. Success Will Be Measured In Progress

“The fans, media and everyone around the team will see a team that’s building, improving, competing at a high level every night,” Atkinson said. “Individual improvement and our young players are getting better. We are interested in advanced stats, so we’ll see improvements in statistics in areas we think are important and the style we want to play.”

2. How They’ll Play

Marks and Atkinson have brought in players that they think would be good system fits for their ideal vision of Nets basketball, but that the system will reflect the players. Some points of emphasis:

  • Team defense
  • Sharing the ball/be a high-assist team
  • Don’t take contested shots

“Emphasize team defense,” Atkinson said. “It’s not easy to overachieve in the NBA, but if there is a way to do it, we can do it with good team defense. On the offensive side it’s the same thing, we’re going to have to share the ball, we’re going to have to hopefully be a high-assist team that plays together.”

3. The Nets will monitor LeVert and bring him along slowly

4. The Nets think Brook Lopez can get even better

5. The Nets think Jeremy Lin is ready to lead

Atkinson is placing a lot of responsibility in Jeremy Lin’s hands this season, but thinks the time is right for Lin.

“He came off the bench in Charlotte last year and did a heck of a job, but this is a different deal here,” Atkinson said. “You’re kind of the quarterback, the Eli Manning, those guys have a different level of responsibility and that’s new to him.

“He can be a darn good defender with his athleticism and his competitiveness and I think he feels a little slighted that he’s not considered a better defender, so we need to hold him accountable there. There’s a lot of things, but the last thing is make this team work, make it work on the offensive end and make sure everyone’s touching it and get that right feel of where we have balanced scoring and a balanced team. It’s a heck of a challenge, but he’s prepared for it, I think it’s the right time of his career and I think he’s smart enough and will grow into being a better leader as this thing goes on.”

  • heart

    Linsanity 2.0 is coming near you! Let’s Go, Lin!
    Our new “full time starting point guard”! Per Atkinson: http://web.yesnetwork.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=948723983

  • psalm234

    It’s all heart! 😃 🏀 🔥 🙏

  • heart

    I added the video to re watch HC Atkinson interview on Yes network. He said everything that we wanted to hear… It’s a new chapter of Lin’s journey… Let’s pray for Lin, Atkinson and the whole team! It’s like a dream come true!

  • Yura

    It sure is. We’ve waited so long for this God given opportunity. This is his chance to shine. Finally!

  • 1mtoldman

    you gotta have heart.

  • blueCypher

    Wow. One week untill bball, even if preseason

  • blueCypher

    20+ ppg here we go

  • 1mtoldman

    could someone please post more specific info about when and what and where of nets “media day”; according to i think nba.com or someone is one of only a few teams not being “live streamed” and thus (there) no specific time listed. and not a lot of info i could find on official nets sites.

    also there has been some previous misinfo here as to even day of “media day”.

    is manana si?

  • Yura

    Agreed. Also, where can we watch all the preseason and regular games? I don’t have cable and won’t be able to watch anything live except on the weekends.. I can buy a subscription but not sure where to subscribe…Lastly, where can I watch reruns? And would they be free to watch or do I need cable/subscription?

  • 1mtoldman

    if you just want bball nba style there are actually 22 nba preseason games b4 the nets 1st one; beginning oct 1.

  • zxcvb

    First 10 game predictions?

    I’ll be “bold” and say 7-3. It’s not a very tough slate and the toughest games are the season opener @BOS and the 11/14 game @LAC. With Lin as true starting PG from Day 1, the Nets shouldn’t have growing pains like CHA did last year. Lin and Atkinson will have these guys playing teamball right away.

  • Click Click

    For the new thread:

    The Nets are having an open practice event next Saturday, 10/1 at LIU from 11AM to 12PM.

    Tickets are free. They were available Friday morning, but quickly “sold out.” There are going to be more tickets tomorrow morning starting from 9AM. There’s a 2 ticket limit per Ticketmaster account.

    http://www.nba.com/nets/2016/09/23/open-practice-brookylyn

  • Click Click

    Home opener vs. Pacers is going to be very hard to win. Hornets might be an issue. First game against Knicks at MSG and on ESPN might be tough too, because none of their players are worn out and injured like they usually get later in the season.

    I don’t think Nets will start out good. They have a completely new team, new coach, new system, and most likely be without Greivis Vasquez. It’ll take some time for them to fully gel, even though they got started very early this offseaon. I’ll be happy with 5-5 record.

  • sport

    So not used to a coach calling Lin the leader of the team. In the past teams that treated him poorly or didn’t want him tout shine their “stars”, always beat around the bush. So glad Nets and Atkinson are serious and empowering Lin to be the leader of the team! I still can’t believe it’s happened, I hope Lin can finally show his true potential with a team willing to build around him!

  • Win

    To all my fellow Asian American JLin’s fans, I just had a extremely interesting conversation with Click Click about a petition link I have posted today. The petition was created by Y.C. on 9/21/16 about a songs by YG called “Meet the Flockers”.

    If anyone is interested, you can find all the conversation in the previous thread.

    Thank you!

  • Win

    Warning, you might wanna think twice if you want to debate with Click Click, as he has contributed to this fansite 100x more than most of us…….

  • heart

    “W” for Win with LIN! or LIN for the WIN!

  • Uh-Oh

    Lol. You have an extreme interesting conversation that’s between you two. Why you need to bring it up in the new thread. That’s unnecessary to me.

  • Win

    Well. Most of it is because I want people know about the Petition, regardless if they will sign the petition or not.

    Secondly which is really a small part of I must say. I do kinda want people here to know about what Click Click have commented about the petition.

    IMO, people should realize now a day, we Asian American is the main target of robbery or other crime all over U.S., and I believe for Asian American, it is about time to do something about it even thought we know it can hardly change anything anytime soon. But we need a start, Just like JLin’s comment on Oscars, just like the Peter Liang’s case. Just my own opinion though.

  • Win

    Sorry I have edited the posted a little. Not sure if it will effect anything. I am a dummy on this kind of stuffs.

  • Click Click

    Greivis Vasquez doing his best to give back to his country and help them out in a time of crisis:

    http://nbpa.com/amid-venezuelas-economic-crisis-greivis-vasquez-gives-hope-to-countrys-youth/

  • zxcvb

    This is one instance where preseason will be telling. If they go 5-1 and look sharp with Lin at the helm, I’ll be expecting a hot start. If they go 3-3 and guys are constantly out of place, then I’ll adjust downward.

    You can’t really compare this team’s start to Lin’s other teams. He’s the clear, unquestioned lead guard and more polished and confident than ever.

  • Uh-Oh

    Well, I think you reach out to the wrong audience. This doesn’t seems like the right place to do so. There are many who knew about this and signed it and know that it probably won’t make a change but they choose to take some action rather than no actions. May be you shouldn’t be bother by what Click Click said as its only one person’s opinion. So if people know about what Click Click commented? I read it and doesn’t find it a problem except the Chinese in China make it an issue part because you can’t prove its true and doesn’t make sense to me as what I am getting at is the Chinese here make it an issue. But I will take consideration that his media platform telling him that’s the case and my media platform tells me it’s not the case then. And in the end, hey, you should know no matter what you said, what you did, you will find some agree with you and some don’t. In this matter, many are with you maybe that will make you feel good a little about it.

  • Win

    As I have mentioned before, I have done the same in here for Peter Liang’s case but only a link without any comment. Also I don’t think it is really the right place to debate about it but it is the right place just to let people aware of it as most of the fans here are Asian.

    And I don’t need people to agree with me however I also hate to see people try to discourage other by stating their so call “Fact”. If what he said was true, then what JLin’s comment on Oscars was stupid and pointless as well as no one will care about it and nothing will change because of what JLin said which I couldn’t disagree more. Just my two cents.

  • Win

    This was my first replied and second replied to Click. I was trying to back down and drop the topic as you can see. I never meant to debating with him. He was the one who kept throwing me the facts which you know what, most of Asian American know about the facts he has mentioned…

    1st Replied.
    You don’t have to sign if you felt like it is useless or for whatever reason. However please don’t discourage other to sign the petition. This is solely for the Chinese people who want to stand up for all the Chinese who live in the US. Your kind understanding is greatly appreciated.

    2nd Replied.
    That’s exactly my point. You can choose to believe nothing can be done about it because of the 1st amendment of the Constitution. However, stating your own opinion that it is pointless because of the 1st amendment of the Constitution is the same as discouraging others. I am sure a lot of Asian American knows that the U.S. has something called the Constitution but there is really no need for you to point it out.

    I am not trying to be jerk here but for the sake and safety of all the Asian American in U.S., can we just drop it and let other decide if signing the petition is useful or not?

  • Win

    Honestly, in a way this is kind of the same as JLin’s career. JLin has faced racism almost his entire life, if he gave up just because he believe there nothing he can do about it, I doubt he will be the Nets starting PG today.

  • KHuang

    The Pacers are the only Eastern Conference team that is not only not weakened from last season but significantly improved.

    The key is Jeff Teague. He’s a top 5 PG in my opinion, maybe higher. Though Lin usually outplays him, Teague is a killer against the rest of the NBA.

    The Pacers also added good ol’ Al Jefferson who really stepped up his game after his drug suspension last season. Playing off Lin, Jefferson really committed himself to playing hard and intelligently. That was the best I had ever seen Jefferson play, and it will carry over this season.

    I really do believe that the Pacers will play solid clean teamball. Their only potential oncourt weakness is their SUPERSTAR Paul George who needs to resist the urge to go Kobe and brick the Pacers out of close games. Their major offcourt weakness is their coach Nate McMillan who I’m unconvinced is a modern day zone coach.

    To me, the Nets vs Pacers matchup is probably going to be my favorite matchup in the NBA this season.

  • Click Click

    I think Pacers are going to be a top 3 team in the East. They improved at almost all positions. Like you said, they have Teague, Thad Young from the Nets, and Big Al. Plus, they have a healthy and hungry PG13. They are a scary team if they all gel quickly. A lot of people are underestimating them.

  • KHuang

    I’m a big proponent of starting Justin Hamilton alongside Brook Lopez.

    My reason is if the Pacers start Al Jefferson and rising 2nd year man Myles Turner, that’s two guys over 6’9″ that can score and defend inside.

    Putting the 7 foot seasoned Hamilton against the inexperienced Turner and the 7 foot Lopez against the aging but still effective shorter Jefferson, that would give the Nets the major advantage in the paint on both ends. That would be so against ANY team in the NBA, even LAC with Jordan and Griffin who I feel would not be able to do much against Hamilton and Lopez.

    Of course, the BIGGEST advantage is that Jeremy Lin is THE Pacers killer. Since 2012, the Pacers have never been able to match up against Lin. That’s STILL true with the smaller slower Jeff Teague who Lin has a long history of physically dominating!

  • KHuang

    I expect the Nets to gel
    RIGHT AWAY.

    Their youngsters might falter a bit, but it’s not going to do too much damage because the Nets have so many veterans alongside them.

    Conditioning is the key. Most of the Nets have not played many NBA minutes and thus have not gotten the specific conditioning that comes only from competing in actual NBA games. But their enthusiasm and Lin’s coaching will get everyone into shape sooner rather than later.

  • Click Click
  • blueCypher

    I’m over puff pieces 🙂 Let’s get the season going !

  • norah mackenzie

    tbh I would prefer not to have any politics or heavy issues here in this forum. I think too much negativity wd spoil the whole atmosphere – just my 2 cents worth. the whole point is positivity otherwise we will just be like the clutchfans pple – yikes

  • casual bb fan

    I ‘sokong’ – support the positivity in this forum. Haha cheers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai
  • BobbyH

    How about your prediction? 41-41 is my modest projection.

  • Vincent

    So itll be lin, bojanovic, rondae, hamilton, and lopez? I feel like he needs more shooters around him

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s impossible to predict Linsanity now. Your predictions is very likely the best predictions among them all.

  • John Focker

    We absolutely must archive these names and prediction links, for the sake of delivering delicious crows later in the season. Revenge is best served cold!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah! Hold them responsible.

  • CJSHYY

    14??? smh! It will turn out to be more than 41.

  • Win

    Couldn’t agreed more. That was why I never jump in on the debate about Clinton and Trump in here a little while ago.

    However this is not politics, this is only a petition and I posted the link without adding any comment so my intention was only to let Asian American JLin’s fans aware of the petition. But then some wiseguy jumped in and said it is pointless because he knows about 1st amendment and constitution, etc. That was very discouraging and sad to see. On top of it I don’t think JLin will agree with him as JLin also spoke out about the racism in Oscars even though he knows that won’t change anything. People should know that a lot of people love JLin not only because he is very skilled and talented on basketball but also because the person he is, his religion beliefs and his spirit toward racism.

    I apologize for creating a negative atmosphere in here. I admitted that I have lost control a little because that wiseguy really pissed me off.

    The most funny part was the real reason he did all this was trying to show people how knowledgeable he is, winning a debate, how he is an expert of racism cuz he has experienced the racism and how he fought back. He even claimed that It’s only an issue now because Chinese people from China has made it an issue which the whole thing have nothing to do with the Asian American who live in the U.S. even though we all knows that Asian American is the main target of robbery and other crimes in U.S. for many many years…..

    Lastly, he was also claiming he has contributed to this fansite 100x more than I did. Another word I should get lost with my off topic posts because he is a lot more important then I do in this fan site. Sick…

  • Win

    40 Wins at least. To whoever gamble on NBA. Nets money line is gonna make you guys rich. I don’t suggest gambling on sport though. Lol.

  • norah mackenzie

    cool either way – now onto basketball – heh heh

  • Win

    🙂

  • JW
  • Win

    Luv the attention Lin is getting… 🙂

  • norah mackenzie

    that hair manbun nooo

  • takeme2cruz

    ….and his prayer was granted.

  • JW
  • Win

    I like the manbun more than braid hairstyles

  • JW
  • norah mackenzie

    i wanted the mohawk tbh – to poke a few reporters heads ( i am evil i admit )

  • norah mackenzie

    can you see brook lopez at the back

  • norah mackenzie

    pity he can’t carry off a manbun though

  • Win

    Yeah. It seem he is taking a picture or something.

  • norah mackenzie

    finally it is here – thanks to all those showing the pictures – much appreciated

  • norah mackenzie

    i think my prayers were granted as well now i have a good excuse to watch basketball again –

  • norah mackenzie

    i understand what you mean btw – and thanks for your opinions

  • Win

    Thank you so much. And again I am sorry for all the negative energy I have brought in here.

    Lets us all enjoy this season with JLin as a STARTING PG! Go Lin!

  • JW
  • BobbyH

    True, so true.

  • Win

    Tks for all these pictures. Lin is da center of this media day.

    🙂

  • JW
  • HVJoy

    I love the attention he gets from the NY media! A Jeremy Lin show indeed!

    Notice his braids (made on Friday with pain) lasted only 2 days! 🙂

  • psalm234

    The media scrum for Jeremy Lin vs. other guys on the Nets.
    https://twitter.com/LockedOnNets/status/780424590568939520

  • HVJoy

    it is better than the braids for me. 🙂

  • Win

    Lol. It will draw offensive foul when Lin draw to the basket.

  • Win

    Yup. The braids is the worst. It also make you lose your hairs much faster…..

  • I am The Jason

    The media know who the real draw is.

  • Win

    Hahaha. No one can stop Lin shining this season. I thank you KW and Clifford for that. But Cliff is still mediocre at best IMO.

  • psalm234

    Brook is funny 🙂

    Brook Lopez on being the Nets old head: “guys are talking about how they just took their SATs like 2 years ago. That put a damper on my day”
    https://twitter.com/abe_squad/status/780430328724873216

  • psalm234

    NY and Linsanity are magnetic

  • KHuang

    Lin gets the same coverage off the court as on the court.

    I’m not joking at all. I’m totally serious. This is not my typical funny quip, even as I giggle writing this post.

  • psalm234

    Cliff is good esp. defensively but Kenny can raise Lin to greater heights

  • psalm234

    lol .. full-court press

  • psalm234

    “This is a place I can really grow and be myself.” – @JLin7 on coming to the @BrooklynNets this season.
    https://twitter.com/LauraAmato/status/780424170643554306

  • psalm234

    @JLin7 poses with Chinese language media.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/780438649150341120

  • Click Click
  • norah mackenzie

    i know – but it wd have been fun though – hate logic

  • HVJoy

    There are enough reporters from Chinese language media to form a basketball team, complete with starters and bench players. LOL.

  • Vincent

    Did cnm paul villarreal stop covering jlin? Havent seen his tweets in forever :/

  • Sophie Paris

    All eyes on Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s pretty sick and needs to rest a lot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wonderful!

  • Vincent

    ahh hope he gets better soon :/

  • Click Click
  • spiderman

    It’s funny how someone ~so insignificant (with a projected losing season) draws so much attention from the media

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I miss him a lot.

  • Win

    10 more days to go for the 1st preseason game…. can’t wait..

  • Click Click
  • Yura

    He really seems like a very funny, humble, and all around a great guy. Glad to see that Lin and Brook get to play in the same team.

  • zxcvb

    Now that Lin is getting a REAL chance to shine, there’s plenty to write about.

  • psalm234

    MDA gave Harden the new title of “points guard”
    His teammates better step up their defense to cover for him

    https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/780446663781392384

  • takeme2cruz

    Knicks already in turmoil.

  • CJSHYY

    This is great to hear…. really can’t wait for season to start…. Haha!

  • lleepar
  • JW
  • Click Click

    Melo being Melo. His fanboys still claim that it wasn’t him who drove Lin out.

    Knicks, Dolan, and Melo tried their best to ignore Lin and forget Linsanity ever happened. These jealous liars will get what’s coming to them: more years of irrelevancy and embarrassment.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    I don’t worry about his offense, I am worry about his defense. I hope the team can play team defense as good as Hornets did last season. If so, Nets will surprise a lot of people.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click
  • Click Click
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  • KHuang

    I’m not worried about Brook Lopez’s offense OR defense.

  • Win

    Haha. I hope you are right sir. 🙂

  • Michael

    I guess this is what Melo means by exciting,

  • Click Click

    YES getting ready for Lin to take NYC and the world by storm… again.

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/780473729595736068

  • Michael

    He meant start the season with 14 wins?

  • Click Click

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/25/preseason-expectations-leave-nets-nowhere-to-go-but-up/

    Most intriguing newcomer

    Is this even in doubt?

    Jeremy Lin isn’t just the Nets’ new point guard, but their biggest (only?) drawing card and most fascinating figure, one whose reach and interests go beyond basketball.

    Harvard-educated and socially conscious, he has more than 3 million Facebook fans, 2 million Twitter followers and 500,000 subscribers on YouTube. A superstar in Asia, he is in the top five among NBA players in an index score by MVPindex, which calculates follower counts, engagement and online sentiment.

    Oh, and the Nets aren’t just expecting marketing, but leadership.

    “He came off the bench in Charlotte and did a heckuva job, but this is a different deal. Now, you’re the quarterback, the Eli Manning,’’ Atkinson said. “There’s a different level of responsibility. It’s new to him.”

  • Steppen03

    Once again, here’s to the 2017 Brooklyn Nets grabbing the 2nd or 3rd seed in EC. Everybody, please join in! LET’S GO!!!

  • Click Click

    https://www.nysportsday.com/2016/09/26/the-nets-will-live-and-die-by-the-duo-of-jeremy-lin-and-brook-lopez/

    “I feel much stronger in my leadership role than in my last two to three teams,” Lin said. “I feel like for me here, a lot of it is going to fall on Brook and me setting the tone in workouts how we work and even how we live off the court and how we take care of our bodies. There’s definitely more of a leadership position that I will be thrust into.”

    “For me, in no way I am trying to recreate anything,” Lin said. “I am always looking forward to pushing forward and look to what’s next and that’s how I think. I understood my wide range of experiences from past teams and this is a place I can really be myself on the court and I can go from there.”

    “It’s going to be a great experience,” Lopez said. “The high IQ player and a great floor general and he’s perfectly poised to run a team.”

    “We have a pretty positive outlook honestly,” Lopez said. “Outside of our locker room, I know things aren’t so high. I have been getting a lot of work in and we are getting to know each other. We have a basis. We are not coming in without any knowledge of each other and previous continuity.”

    “We just want those players to stay hungry,” Lopez said. “Find ways to funnel that hunger and intensity into our system and the proper way for us to play together and into our system.”

  • Click Click
  • HVJoy

    Love this photo of Lin –
    new team, new role, same old city of Linsanity, same old limelight… Go, Lin!
    http://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=%E6%9E%97%E4%B9%A6%E8%B1%AA

    http://imgsrc.baidu.com/forum/pic/item/ad9b9219ebc4b745706c799ac7fc1e1788821594.jpg

  • Click Click
  • Steppen03

    Honestly, can’t see Melo and JL7 on same team anymore… Things happened to JL7 for a reason. Thank God, JL7 is strong. Hope & Strength.

  • takeme2cruz

    I like the headline of that article even better: The Nets Will Live and Die by the Duo of Jeremy Lin and Brook Lopez:

  • Steppen03

    Yeah, he’s my fav. besides this site. Best wishes to his health… just like to all Nets players and everyone on this site and beyond.
    We need to follow Coach K’s “holistic” approach.

  • Steppen03

    Seriously, cannot knock on Coach Cliff when Kemba is the one point guard he has to catered to. And no knock on Kemba either because that’s his team – can’t ask him to hand it over to someone else.

  • Steppen03

    I like the samurai style most!

  • psalm234

    I thought the video is broken but it’s just a loop

    @BrooklynNets
    Behind-the-scenes with @JLin7. #NetsMediaDay

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/780471061049700354

  • psalm234

    Poor Bev doesn’t even have the official PG title anymore.

    Nice Nash and Lin reference by MDA

    MDA: Sometimes he will be (slower) sometimes he’ll be a faster version. Steve (Nash) is not like your traditional jet. Steve had his pace and Jeremy Lin had his pace and guys had their pace and all the point guards I ever coached had their way of doing it and those are very good players. He’ll have his way. I don’t know if we’ll time him, ‘Ok, he’s fast or slow. It will be fast enough to score.

  • takeme2cruz

    the only 2 PGs could perform well and correctly under his system.

  • psalm234

    it’ll be interesting to see how Harden would play in the MDA system.
    I expect more offense and even less defense, if that’s possible

  • Click Click

    So glad Lin escaped out of Houston. Remember prior to July 1, there were so many people here claiming Rockets would be a good destination for Lin?

    I feel bad for MDA. He doesn’t deserve to be put through this. But I guess he chose to accept the job offer and have to coach yet another ball hog who won’t listen to him. He obviously misses having Nash and Lin as an extension of himself on the court.

    Yeah, poor Bev. :/

  • lleepar

    Kemba’s injury must have been more serious than anyone knew.
    https://twitter.com/SteveReedAP/status/780448293927071744

  • takeme2cruz

    I strongly believe that Chris McCullough will have a breakout season at his position PF. His mobility and lengthy will help the Nets on both ends of the court.

  • takeme2cruz

    He’s just playing the safe card.

  • takeme2cruz

    Another E. conference elite point guard………… John Wall will be limited at training camp after undergoing knee surgery over the summer. The team has no timetable for his return.

  • Rick James

    the only thing im regretting is that the nets aren’t in the west. In that case we would see the nets wooping the rockets 4 times an year, instead of only 2 now.

  • fungch1218

    Along with Batum’s injury, they hided Walker and M.Wiliam’s situations in Playoffs.
    Lin was then lucky to be healthy.

  • heart

    IMO, PB is able to be a starter playing along side Harden bc Harden wants him there for defense and 3s. No playmaking duty is required for PB. Without Harden protection, D’Antonio would have replaced PB. That is what I sense. No need to feel sorry for anyone of them. I fear we’ll see more ‘dirty’ defense…

  • Lin Dunn

    Eric Gordon’s D is not that good, if MDA is making JH a PG which I think they planned on that on day 1, why not get a SG with better D.

  • BobbyH

    LOL. Rose can get his championship ring there.

  • Yura

    True that. He’s been the star of the team since the beginning. Can’t have Lin take away his stardom since he only signed for 1 year (?) if I’m correct. Makes sense.

  • psalm234

    True, that’s always been the case in the past 2-3 years.
    Bev has always been used to cover Harden’s lack of desire to play D.

    The official announcement just solidified that Bev is simply not a Point Guard.
    It’ll be a tough sell if Bev starts looking for a PG position in other teams

  • Click Click

    Superteam… more like supermax. :p

  • psalm234

    Full set of Media Day pics

    Great pic by Lin setting his sights on the upcoming season
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/780501930418249728

  • Click Click

    *sigh* that symbol again…

  • Click Click

    Hornets are really screwed if Kemba is out for prolonged periods. Won’t have Lin there to share the load and/or start in his place.

  • psalm234

    maybe think of it as Lin ‘cleansed’ the symbol to mean 3pt shots in the NBA (i.e. Christmas tree)
    The origin might be suspect but most in the NBA know it as 3pt shots now

  • Unlike Lin, who decided to get surgery and not play in the playoffs for the Knicks, Kemba played through injury. It probably wasn’t an easy decision for either of them. But playing on an injury could have hurt him more. =P

  • Acbc

    Their just making excuses already for their eventual downfall.

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  • webattorney

    Wasn’t this always the case, at least offensively? What changed?

  • webattorney

    What’s his sickness?

  • heart
  • webattorney

    Including my 4 eyes.

  • heart

    To me, I think he’s ready to rain 3s this season…

  • Vincent

    I dont think pb should have ever started in this league, but he was always friends with lin so i dont mind him so much

  • heart

    IMO, Lin was smart to stop playing on an injured knee since he will be in FA after the playoff that season. Perhaps the playoff spotlight was too tempting for KW to stop playing. Even NB returned early when he saw the series turned around and the momentum was w/ the Hornets. I’d wish that NB & KW would nurse their injury and hold off on coming back too early until Lin take them to the 2nd round… But one would never know now… Let’s look forward to the future…

  • I am The Jason

    The Rockets finally made it official. We all knew Beverly wasn’t a pg. Now I wonder if Harden will be guarding opposing pgs. That would be hilarious.

  • Lin Dunn

    I think what changed is if they play Eric Gordon, then the back court will have 2 huge guys, and make other team shift their defense. Imagine a 5 ft 9 inch PG trying to guard of of them

  • JW
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  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When the Nets plays teamball, the superstars can’t keep up with them in transitions. They are going to be alright in this season.

  • blueCypher

    Videos. Need. Now 🙂

  • heart

    Yep! A very wise prayer… indeed!

    Lin: “I’ve always prayed and asked God, I want a chance to come back to New
    York, but I want it to be right,” he said. “I don’t want to just come
    back to New York just to come back to New York.”

  • psalm234

    True, if Lin was a different skin color, he’d get D1 scholarship, Top 10 draft pick so Linsanity wasn’t too surprising

  • KHuang

    Actually, Linsanity would be STILL be surprising if a nonAsian did it.

    Nobody in the modern era has even come close to Linsanity.

    Linsanity is such an outrageously unique event, it’s the single GREATEST event in modern NBA history if not ALL history of the NBA!

  • KHuang

    It would be NO PROBLEM, as the ensuing ball stoppage by the slow moving Harden would cause the rest of the Rockets to just stand in place aimlessly and worthlessly!

    With all the trapping that modern NBA teams do, it’s no problem to send a tall guy over to help small point guard defenders against bigger guards.

    And good luck to the surgically repaired out of shape Gordon and the NBA’s worst defender in Harden in trying to catch the 5’9″ guards like Isaiah Thomas!

  • KHuang

    Harden might score, but NO OTHER ROCKET will.

  • JW
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    I think it’s important to post the entire quote:

    “People are quicker to discount me or say certain things because of my race,” said Lin, the league’s first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. “In some ways, Linsanity wouldn’t have been Linsanity if I was a different skin color most likely. It wouldn’t have been as big of a deal. That went to my advantage. But if you look prior to that, a lot of the obstacles or positions to even get to that point where I could get to a position of getting on the floor, they’re definitely obstacles or barriers or stereotypes I had to fight along the way. I’ve always understood there’s good, there’s bad and you’ve got to take them together and just be thankful for it all.”

  • Spot

    Long time guys !

    Been off for the summer for friends, projects that eventually will see the lights and other stuffs.

    Finally this summer was quiet for us Jeremy’s fans. But now things are getting serious. So happy for Jeremy, I’m sure he’ll be a great leader

  • heart

    Will someone able to see this interview TV tonight?

    https://twitter.com/Andy_Adler/status/780506629523566592

  • Click Click

    I’ll watch it for you guys. :p

    Don’t have a PVR, so can’t record it. I might try to film it with my phone though.

  • blueCypher

    Im sure somone will post it

  • heart

    “Harden said he expects shooting guards to continue to guard him and that this new role will help move the offense by spreading the floor.” http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17644562/james-harden-becomes-full-point-guard-houston-rockets

  • KHuang

    Oh, but the Hornets say that they’re a 55 win team now that they’ve replaced Lin with more expensive players in Ramon Sessions and Marco Belinelli (each of whom are earning more than the $5 million the Hornets offered Lin).

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  • Acbc

    Had Lin been black or even white, he’d have been a star from highschool and drafted high. Everything that was a surprise wouldn’t have been a surprise. It would have been expected.

    Lin is just such a politically savey interview now. He anticipates how people wants to twist his words and preemptively include counterpoints for his quotes. He throws it back into the medias face that it’s not him that creates the situation, it’s his situation that creates the manner in which he has managed to survive and make the best of the bias thrown in his way.

  • Click Click

    Doesn’t surprise me. This is a super shady, globalist company founded by Bilderberg group’s Peter Thiel and the CIA.

  • Win

    I have also mentioned before that I wish Nets will give Jimmer Fredette a contract…

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  • Win

    As I said, Lin has been fighting racism in his entire life. Same as most of the Asian American.

    Go Lin!!!

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  • heart

    I said the same thing subliminal marketing–> 24/7, All day, Everyday when I saw Brooklyn Grit banner w/ pic of RHJ, Lin & Lopez posing.

  • Click Click

    Yeah 24/7-Eleven 😄

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Well, we all know but now who wants to hear it will hear. Glad that MD makes this official for what it’s in Rox. As long as MD stays in Rox, would like to see how much JH, PB, DM and KM get exposed each day for their true colors. That’s all I care about that. SOSOSOSOSOSOSO glad that finally we are out out of a long long long dark tunnel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the season begins! Let’s JLin games speak for itself!!!!!!!!!

  • psalm234

    True in the sense that the record-breaking 5-6 game starts was simply astounding. It’s definitely still surprising but less than if the undrafted, non-D1 player like Lin did it. It highlighted the racial bias again in college basketball

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Among all the things that I’ve read, I like this article the best:-)
    https://twitter.com/_bk_chino/status/780557332417773568

  • heart

    Really??? Third Guard on a good team???
    https://twitter.com/johnschuhmann/status/780166482403745792

  • Lin Dunn

    First media day vid I found in youtube. Are those probing basketball questions or fluffly questions on hairstyle?

  • sport

    PB was never a real friend with Lin! He only pretended to be friends with Lin in front of the cameras PB even dissed Lin and always went after him when Lin’s team faced Rockets! The only real friend Lin had in Rockets was Chandler Parson who he still kept in contact with afterwards.

  • Win

    Lin was right about the traffic in Manhattan, but Brooklyn is only slightly better than the city. Basically Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens are always traffic during the day time…..

  • sport

    Don’t feel sorry for Bev at all who is arrogant and is a dirty player! He’s just getting what he deserved!

  • sport

    Melo hates JLin for stealing his spotlight for sure they are not in good terms.

  • Rick James

    PB respects lin, and mentioned how well he was playing in the playoffs this season on the hornets. There is no real proof that PB “hates” lin, but it is probably true that they were rivals on the team, especially when Lin was demoted to the bench. The NBA is a cut throat business, and PB was just trying to stay alive and get a decent contract with his limitted skill set. To that end, he stooped to some real low behavior on the court at times (tackling westbrook), but he was just doing whatever he could to stay in the nba and keep a job. For that, I actually respect him, though I don’t particularly like it when Lin plays against beverly, since you never know what crazy stunt he will pull.

  • sport

    Pulling those crazy stunts shows exactly why PB never treated Lin as a real friend. Pretty sure PB have said some bad things after they weren’t on the same team together. I’m sure those were just PR talk during playoffs when Rockets got knocked out while Hornets were still in. It’s obvious PB did things to be close to Harden just to keep his job. How he’s being tossed aside who serves him right. The way he went at Lin showed he is an enemy not friend at all!

  • Rick James

    lol, what a fool. Give lin a half decent team, and he will go around demolishing these so called “super star” teams in the league in short order. The nets can barely be classified as a team at this point, with only brook lopez being a legit star besides Lin, but thats life. Either Lin gets sent to a team to play besides ball hogs like kobe/harden, or not get enough time to play ie charlotte or he gets to lead a bottom of the barrel nba team. He has always been treated as a scrub by the nba and most fans and has to rise up. I’m looking forward to this season, hopefully the team can get some complementary players as the year progresses.

  • sport

    Why does Ido even waste time replying haters. lol Lin is starting PG and would be a star already if not for all the racist treatments. They’d rather see Lin benched as 3rd guard than an Asian player succeed!

  • sport

    Lin has a guard teammate in Lopez and great players put together by Atkinson. Nets just needs a great PG and leader to lead them and Lin is the key to that success! They will surprise a lot of people with Lin getting his first legit role as the sole leader of the team!

  • Win

    Nets Moneyline = $$$ next season.

    🙂

  • Rick James

    some people are expecting linsanity but that is unfair for lin in my opinion. He can play at that level but only when his back is against the wall. At that time, he was 1 game away from getting cut from the NBA, and he pulled out his talent to the fullest as well as the others on his team. Landry fields, jarred jefries were playing like all stars. Novak was shooting 60% from the 3pt line. Tyson Chandler was on fire, playing at his peak self. If the guys on the nets pull a miracle and step up then we can talk, but I don’t see it happening.

  • KHuang

    Because Ido likes PUNKING the haters!

  • KHuang

    3rd guard on the ALL STAR TEAM?

    Sure, why not?

  • KHuang

    Years later when Lin makes the Hall of Fame, Linsanity will seem like the most scathing indictment of NBA racism.

  • KHuang

    No, I didn’t.

    But I’m not surprised at Jimmer Fredette being the modern day Nick Galis.

    Jimmer would have been competing with Lin for best guard in NY had the Knicks been smart enough to keep Fredette.

  • Maknusia

    “I just want to try to be a leader. We’ve talked a lot about culture and establishing a type of identity and work ethic, and I just kinda want to help. It’s kind of like a blank slate for the Brooklyn Nets in a lot of ways, bringing in a new GM and a new coach, and I just want to be a part of that.” – Jeremy Lin, Art by Donny Yu

    http://hoopeduponline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/jeremy-lin-collect-strength-illustration.jpg

    http://hoopeduponline.com/2016/09/26/jeremy-lin-collect-strength-illustration/

  • spiderman

    That would be neat to see

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin comments at center of Media Day

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/26/13064366/jeremy-lin-comments-at-center-of-media-day
    On his shot…

    “I just continue to change my shot so it’s lower and more fluid. I’m a lot more confident. I think last season, I tried to change it, but it takes a little more, at least for me, it takes more than one summer. So I continue on that path and I feel way more confident the second year around.”

    On leadership…

    “I definitely feel a much stronger responsibility for this leadership role that I didn’t in my last two or three teams. I feel like for me here a lot of it is going to fall on me and Brook setting the tone, everyday in workouts, everyday we work, even how we live off the court, how we take care of our bodies, how we eat, sleep, everything. So we’re really going to have to set the tone for this leadership role I’ve been thrust into.

    “That’s what I’ve known my whole life, as a basketball, so I’m comfortable with it.”

  • Rick James

    again you have no proof for any of those thoughts of yours. Actually its more the opposite, where Beverley has said good things of lin without being provoked. You are right that he did some shady things to keep his job, and honestly that is something I can respect. You are obviously different and only appreciate the geniuses of our world, but for me when I see someone who is less talented but he is still struggling to make it with all the odds stacked against him, then I can’t hate, in fact I have a deep respect for people who can do that.

  • spiderman

    John Schuhmann is among those who pay A LOT of attention to someone they think is a just a 3rd guard

  • Click Click

    So I watched PIX 11 and they didn’t mention the Nets nor Lin tonight. They might’ve said something prior to the 10 PM broadcast, but I wouldn’t know. Oh well.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    pfft yeah right

  • heart

    Thank you for the update.

  • Steppen03

    It’s EXACTLY what the Doc ordered. Rondo had Pierce, Allen, and Garnett. I’m not saying Rondo is not good but he’s overrated before.
    It’s the Most interesting story if JL7 led this Nets team to 2nd-4th seed EC – challenges Lowry, I.T., Teague (Pacers), and LBJ for dominance in the East.
    Exactly, what I like to see him do (sort of like back in NYK Vs Heat – first game). JL7 is ready. He can become “Steve” Nash this season under Coach K.

  • norah mackenzie

    yep i agree with that –

  • norah mackenzie

    whenever any of these pple keep talking abt lin it shows that they consider him to be an issue. to bash someone is easier than to sing praises about another team who is supposed to be a “superstar” – reminds me of clutchfans who keep talking abt lin though he hasnt been there for so long. just weird

  • grover chang

    For me a linsanity type offense is rooted in the pick and roll. All other action off the pick and roll by role players look good by any nba player. And the nets have a good pick and roll tandem with Brook Lin. The other players even if flawed will take advantage of the open looks and lanes created by the pick and roll.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree here..The Knicks roster fitted Lin perfectly for the perfect storm…This Nets line up does not make me excited…Only the Brook-Lin tandem gives me a bit of confidence…but I don’t like rest of the players, specially Booker at PF who can’t shoot….RHJ can defend but can’t shoot.

    On the Knicks, Lin had better shooters to spread the floor for him…On the Nets, that will be a weakness..

    Lin picked up a good amount of assist too…so with this Nets team with poor shooters, it won’t be so many assist off open shots.

  • Steppen03

    On the contrary, it’s not like that. MDA created “freed” JL7 and JL7 in turn created “freed” his so-called All-stars teammates. He CHANGED things, circumstances. He’s the ONLY Asian “elite” player on his team. He Inspires! The NETS will be extremely good.
    Sort like D.Lillard to the Blazers last season.

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah in a way that is right but that doesnt explain the impact he had on his team mates – chandler novak jeffries – because they played as a team and passed the ball. that is true team sports – that is why they won all those games. maybe the nets will not win that many but i think they can do that – it happened with the hornets last season – where they did way better than expected so i think the nets may just surprise us. when pple have been dissed and ignored for years pple have more motivation to prove themselves

  • guest

    Lin will average 18/9 up to December only because he will want to include his teammates more to play team ball, but as they face tougher teams, his scoring will go up but assists down. After December he’ll average 22/8, then thru February 24/7.

  • Click Click

    LOL

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    Lin talks about difference between being a bench player, starter, playing under Atkinson, what he’ll bring to the Nets team, and Brook-Lin combo might be the smartest guard-center combo in the NBA…

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17648824

  • Yura

    His face is too slim now 🙁 He’s getting wrinkles… :(((((( He needs to start taking care of his face…

  • Click Click

    To those that don’t understand, Lin said that he has a tutor in Taiwan who teaches Lin Mandarin on Skype for 30-90 minutes everyday, 4-5 times per week, all summer.

  • Yura

    Rondo sucks.

  • Click Click

    Wrinkles? I don’t see any… :/

  • Yura

    Around his mouth :<

  • Yura

    Teammates are loving him. This is good.

  • Click Click

    Those are called dimples and that happens with most people when they smile.

    This is the closeup of his face (like a mugshot) while he’s not smiling and there’s no wrinkles lol…

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CtUyiV9UAAAj0q3.jpg

  • Yura

    Oh lol, well still! I would love to ship him some nice skin care routine.

  • takeme2cruz

    You’re kidding right?

  • takeme2cruz

    Oh please Yura, most of us here don’t zoom in to see his skin.

  • Click Click

    Funny how you didn’t bother to mention Bojan Bogdanovic, who was the top scorer in the Olympics this year, beating out NBA all-stars and superstars, who can shoot 3-pointers at a highly efficient rate.

    I like Tyson Chandler a lot, but he’s nowhere near the player Brook Lopez is. Not in 2012, especially not now. Lopez is a top 5 offensive center in the league. Chandler was and is not.

    Booker and RHJ are defensive specialists, can rebound a lot, provide tons of speed and energy, and they are great a finishing close to the rim. No, they’re not good shooters, but defense and rebounding is more important. Bog, Lin, and Lopez will take care of most of the scoring.

    Then you’ve got the bench guys on the Nets like Kilpatrick, who can also shoot and score. Greivis Vasquez can also shoot and score, even though he looks to pass the ball first. Joe Harris is a sharpshooter, but has not been given the chance to play. Scola can also shoot. I haven’t seen Whitehead play at the NBA level yet, but I know he’s also a good shooter / scorer. Once LeVert gets healthy, he’ll be another guy the Nets can depend on for shooting and scoring.

    The Nets this year has a better starting 5 than the Knicks during Linsanity and their bench is much better than the Knicks that year. Do you ever wonder why the Knicks lost 11 out of their previous 13 games prior to Lin’s first game vs. the Nets? They weren’t a good team and was on their way to another losing season prior to Lin coming along to save their season. That’s what Lin does when you give him the keys to your offense and let him lead your team: he makes everyone play better, play up to their potential. He will do the same for the Nets this year as well.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    That probably means Beverly will be coming off the bench…Harden at PG and Gordon at 2guard…Hariza at small forward.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin should let his beard grow all the way to his ear like Harden, alongside a mustache…That would him look more wise and intimidating.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    lol…man, you must be trolling.

  • KHuang

    Completely DISAGREE.

    This is THE STRONGEST roster Lin has ever had a chance to work with.

    Before and after Linsanity, the only guys on the Knicks roster who had made anything of himself are JR Smith and Tyson Chandler. The rest of the roster was made of rookies, fake superstars, and NBA washouts.

    This Nets team is bigger, stronger, younger, faster, more skilled, more proven, more talented, and more hungry than the wimpy 0.333 Knicks team that Lin singlehandedly saved.

    We need to think of Linsanity not in terms of the hater racist media view that the “Knicks carried Lin” when the harsh truth is “Lin carried the Knicks”.

  • KHuang

    Why?

    Do you really believe Lin is incapable of those numbers?

    Whether one is a Lin fan or not, one cannot pretend that Lin doesn’t have the capacity to EXPLODE at a MVP level.

    It’s not as if any MVPs have repeatedly broken records over the last 7 seasons like Lin has!!!

  • KHuang

    Even if the Nets with THE TITLE, that will not change because the NY media is singlemindedly obsessed with the Knicks.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m not willing to call Booker a “defensive specialist”, specially when you take into account that he’s been coming off the bench for the most part of his career…so he’s not used to guarding starting PF on a regular basis…Let’s see how he does that on about 28mpg instead of a role/bench player.

    Bogdanovic is a good shooter but he’s the only guy you can say that about in the starting unit of the Nets…You need much more than 1 good shooters…Most good NBA team have at least 2 dead-eye shooters.

    In reality, Marks first choice was Marvin William and than Jared Dudley..Both would had been better fit alongside Lin, but both didn’t come..so Marks was left to sign Booker who is no where near the shooter that Marvin and Dudley are…Too bad.

    I believe the Knicks had a beter team that fitted Lin’s style of play.

    Booker + RHJ will destroy court spacing for Lin to drive inside…Defenders will sag off RHJ/Booker a lot to close up the lane and keep Lin from killing from the inside.

    I think Atkinson will have to decide to sit either RHJ or Booker..Both can not start because both sucks at shooting.

  • KHuang

    Oh, it’s simpler than that.

    It’s SHEER AMERICAN MEDIA RACISM.

    John Schuhmann was PAINFULLY DEBUNKED 5 seasons ago when Lin started all 82 games for the NBA’s #1 offense on a playoff team.

  • KHuang

    Lin will play at a MUCH higher level with the Nets than Nash did with the Suns.

    For all the hullabaloo about Nash, he was still a shoot first point guard who was not good enough to forcefeed passes into the post like Lin will.

    Also, Nash is not Lin’s equal on defense. That’s nothing against Nash who was far tougher defensively than the hater media realized, but Nash was only decent defensively on his own man. Nash wasn’t like Lin who is THE BEST perimeter defender the NBA has ever seen and who can guard multiple guys because of his elite athleticism.

  • KHuang

    It’s unfair of fans NOT to expect Linsanity.

    Throughout the last 6 seasons, Lin has had so many Linsanity level games that got swept under the racist media hater radar.

    Linsanity was just PRESEASON for Lin.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    missed this one..

  • KHuang

    You should know from hard experience that when any players joins a Jeremy Lin team, all of that player’s prior offensive struggles typically get flushed down the toilet when they are on the court with Lin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I love Lin, but he’s no superman…He’s not Jason Kidd nor John Stockton.

    Booker and RHJ will not all of a sudden turn themselves into good 3PT shooters….Lin doesn’t have magical power.

  • Steppen03

    Hellooo, fellow JL7 fans. =)
    Here’s to a great season for our favorite team, The Brooklyn Nets.
    Honestly, I believe this Nets Team as a whole is Better than that of 2012 Knicks and 2013 Rockets. First, not a knock on coach MDA but I think Marks/Coach K’s will be very good for these players. The “situation” is Definitely Better than that of the NYK and the Rockets (Morey/McHale). Second, I’ll take JL7’s leadership over Melo (NYK) and Harden’s (Hou). Third, The Nets do get good role players – Greivis, Scola, Foye, among young fine players. This Nets team will Even edge the Hornets (last season with Lin – but he’s restricted).
    So yeah, I’m very, very excited about the Nets grabbing top seed.

  • norah mackenzie

    hey speak for yourself – lol

  • norah mackenzie

    it seems that list of “reporters” to avoid keeps growing longer – oh well

  • norah mackenzie

    these reporters are just LIN-SANE imho

  • norah mackenzie

    but he does – after 1 season playing for charlotte kemba’s stats improved – marvin and batum got big contracts – as did jefferson and courtney lee who got the knicks so of course lin is “magical” – like the knicks – steve novak and landry all benefited like tyson and iman and stat also – we all know that lin is no jason kidd thank goodness – whatever will happen will happen but i like the fact that they will try their best with lin and brook leading the team – never underestimate pple who are dismissed they always end up surprising –

  • grover chang

    Lin face is slimmer. I wouldn’t necessarily say wrinkles but he has lost his baby fat. Consequence of him being in shape and age. Lin can’t get fat or younger. So yes his face is now different.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the training camp squad (click to enlarge) …

    __________
    https://twitter.com/faithforjlin/status/780624554322382848

  • Acbc

    Men grow older with battle scars and leathery skin is admired as a handsome manly trait, like cowboys and firemen. Teen fangirls and metrosexuals may not like it, but toughness is something mature adults appreciate. Lol

  • Acbc

    Lol, men have problems focusing on the face. That’s why the joke is that women have to remind them to look up at their face instead!

  • KHuang

    Indeed Lin is no Jason Kidd or John Stockton

    – he is likely BETTER than BOTH OF THEM.

    I don’t care how insane you think that sounds, but I’ve watched more Ason (no J) and Stockton (couldn’t score when well defended) than I’ve watched Lin.

    Lin’s a better scorer, passer, teammate, and defender than either of them.

    I’d take Lin over Kidd or Stockton any day, even though I myself openly admit that great players are not really “better” than each other.

    As truly great as Kidd was for the Nets, Lin’s gonna be even better for longer.

  • Acbc

    If Lin has to average 24/7, it means the team is struggling to stay in the hunt. The only reason Lin has to score so many points is that no one else can finish his passes and he has to take it upon himself to score; that’s not a good sign or trend.

    My hope is for Lin to have higher assist as the season progresses till he has 12-15 assist and 18-20 pts/game.

  • KHuang

    C’mon.

    Lin is ASIAN – Taiwanese too.

    Like most Taiwanese men, Lin will probably look boyishly handsome until about 50 or older.

    It’s not as if you wouldn’t kidnap him and throw him into your basement anyway!

  • Acbc

    Yeah, they’ll complain that Lin can’t shoot left handed jumpers and can’t rebound. Lol

  • norah mackenzie

    if anyone needs a basement to keep him in I graciously offer mine – as long as i can charge admission . LOL

  • norah mackenzie

    lin with a beard – yikes – maybe a stick on one

  • KHuang

    I’m not gay and even I wouldn’t mind having Lin in my basement!

  • Click Click

    OK you guys are getting really creepy…

  • Click Click

    ……………………..

  • norah mackenzie

    Hope I haven’t offended anyone though. Ok i will not offer any basements anymore.

  • sport

    👍 Good for him, he has the knowledge and reporter status to back it up.

  • sport

    Can try the unshaven looks like Curry or Parsons? 🤔

  • Click Click

    Your criticisms of Booker is the same that others criticize Lin for. And Booker is a defensive specialist, whether you are willing to call him that or not.

    You left out Bog in your first comment on purpose, to suit your narrative that the Nets suck this year and they can’t shoot, which is 100% wrong. Now you’re claiming he’s the only good shooter on the team when I named so many others that you keep ignoring.

    Actually, Booker was Marks’ first signing after Lin, so you’re wrong again by saying “Marks was left to sign Booker.” Justin Hamilton was after that. Marv was a longshot and held out for Hornets to finish their deal with Batum first and then took a huge discount to stay in Charlotte. He was never leaving Charlotte and no teams had a chance at landing Marv. Dudley wanted to go to Boston, not Brooklyn.

    http://nesn.com/2016/09/jared-dudley-was-interested-in-joining-celtics-before-signing-with-suns/

    The only part of your comment I agree with is that having Booker and RHJ on the court together is bad for spacing. However, I believe Kenny and Lin can make it work. Again, the Nets need both Booker and RHJ for their defense and rebounding. Kenny has already said many times that the Nets are going to be very defense-oriented and that he wants to establish a defensive identity first and foremost.

  • sport

    We will know his true capabilities this or next season. Most likely next season when he’s more familiar with his team.

  • sport

    Stepping on toes to get/keep his job is not something I can respect. Pat Bev was definitely jealous of Lin, and did say bad stuff about Lin. Fact that he made Lin a target when they met during Lakers says it all.

  • Click Click

    “I always wanted to be a leader,” he said. “Three months after I joined the Rockets, James Harden was on board so he became the leader. The situation with the Lakers wasn’t good either. I just didn’t have the opportunity to prove myself. But I think I have a pretty good chance this time.”

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17647048/jeremy-lin-wants-lead-brooklyn-nets-nba

  • KHuang

    I’ll stick you in my basement along with Lin!

  • KHuang

    How about PENTHOUSES then???

    kekekek

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Lin talking to Nets’ host Ally Love at Media Day …
    __________
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65b6c9baa5e011ccc6d4ba6a5121ddc1a30ed13a7724be8af0acbc3b6ff25ae1.jpg

  • norah mackenzie

    i know

  • KHuang

    No, I really didn’t!

    This is brand new to me!

  • spiderman

    From clips, I like his offense.
    How’s his defense?

  • spiderman

    Lin doesn’t give himself enough credit.
    He WAS a leader on both the Rockets and Lakers. An actively thwarted leadership yes, but a leader nevertheless

  • JW
  • JW

    Can jump to 13:20 to hear Brook talk about Lin.

    https://twitter.com/_Verts/status/780816538693664768

  • JW
  • Sk

    I can’t find a site where you can buy Jeremy Lin Nets Home shirt (white). I can only find the away shirt (black). Are they all sold out?

  • psalm234

    lol .. Brook’s 1st impression of Lin plus his jealousy of Lin being in a comic book
    Brook is a huge comic book fan.

  • pandaboy99

    So when are they gonna have scrimmage videos of Lin alleyooping the ball to Brook for the slam?

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    RHJ Interview where he talks about Brook-Lin:

  • Uh-Oh

    Agree. Needs to gain some weight. A little skinny in my book too. Not just the face, the body too. The previous lin face last year is still fine. Doesn’t look very energetic too when you too slim. He’s never fat. Don’t know why he’s getting this slim. Maybe too much pressure, no good sleep can cause this too.

  • BobbyH

    “Because for me a big part of my game is mental, so I have to be in the right frame of mind,” when Lin asked about how Atkinson could be helpful.

    For the past 5 seasons, other than MDA, not a single HC valued Lin and gave him the confidence and free rein to do his stuff and to exploit his potential as a true starting PG.

    I can’t be more excited for the coming season, where Lin for the first time does not need to constantly look over his shoulder to worry about if HC would pull him off or would be unhappy about his performance on the court, impacting his playing time.

    With the trust from his valued HC, the effect on Lin’s mental will be 1000x better than the time when Lin had to be strained by those incompetent HC in the past.

  • psalm234

    RHJ has similar low-profile, humble character with Lin and Brook Lopez. These three can be the Nets foundation for a long time. He didn’t mind praising Lin’s accomplishment, Lin’s openness as a teammate, and expressing his respect to him.

    I got a feeling we’re going to enjoy watching the Nets high-character, fun-loving team this season 🏀 😎 💥

  • JW
  • heart

    Lin is wearing his well-earned, “starting” black jersey in practice. No more hoping, waiting, wanting… ,our guy, Lin, is a leader and a starter for the Nets team!

  • Click Click

    Yeah, this team will be having a lot of fun, win or lose. Of course losing is never fun and winning makes things a lot more fun, but most of the Nets this year are down to earth, have very small egos, are all hungry, have a chip on their shoulders, and many of them like RHJ, Lin, and Brook are total goofballs / nerds / kids at heart. I think it will translate to many wins on the court and signal to the rest of the league that Brooklyn is a fun, exciting, good place to play.

  • Click Click
  • Sophie Paris

    Find love 😆

  • Click Click

    He already found Jesus.

    I know you meant a girlfriend, but God comes first for Lin.

  • Yura

    Just sayin. Don’t know why you’re taking offense to it. He does look slimmer than before. Not saying he looks weird or anything. I’ve seen him since his Linsanity days so I can see a difference in his face. That’s all.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes Lin starting all year, all game will be is a must watch !!

  • Yura

    True true but I miss his baby fat lol

  • psalm234

    If he tweets “Find Love”, he’ll be flooded with so many marriage proposal.
    That will be the end of “Find Peace” lol

    But it will be funny if Mama Lin tweets that to Lin 😂

  • psalm234

    Perhaps this 2016-17 season God will reward Lin with an All-Star
    Then 2017-18 .. an All-Star GF

    #babysteps

  • Yura

    Yup

  • Sophie Paris

    Mwahaha!! I guess you right 😅

  • Sophie Paris

    Your 4 eyes? XD

  • takeme2cruz

    The one and a must have one.

  • takeme2cruz

    Most Asian Mamas would not mind to find one for her busy son.

  • psalm234

    Lin has high-praises for Brook as they started PnR drills together

    A big part of Lin’s job will be finding chemistry with Lopez, the Nets 28-year-old 7-foot center who is one of the best finishers in the league — provided someone can get him the ball.

    “(Lopez) is just talented,” Lin said. “There’s no way that he can’t score. We’re talking jump shots from the outside, dunking on you, jump hooks, off foot, right-hand, left-hand, fadeaway, back to the basket, face up, pick-and-pop, pick-and-roll — every which way — he has it all. He’s going to make my life a lot easier, I can tell you that.”

    Training camp officially begins on Tuesday, but Lin and Lopez have already gotten a head start.

    “(Lin) has been in here, working in drills,” Lopez said.

    “Obviously in the pick-and-roll, getting to figure out each other’s spots. Where we like the ball, where he likes his picks, stuff like that.”

    “Lichtenstein: Rebuilding Nets Have No Choice But To Go All-Lin”
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/09/27/brooklyn-nets-media-day-jeremy-lin-brook-lopez/

  • Rick James

    guys generally don’t care about appearance as much as girls.

  • Rick James

    wow, she is smoking, I googled her and shes a model! Lin!! You know what to do!!

  • heart

    @mark 18:44, The host apologizes that he couldn’t get to interview Jeremy Lin. He said, “that scrum was pretty hard to penetrate”…Lin is a media magnet. Lin was surrounded by a large group of reporters just for training camp… wait ’til Lin has a Linsanity game and/or Nets make the playoff…I can’t imagine how he’s going to be able to interview Lin unless he camps out early or gets a scheduled interview…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good match. she came prepared with those braides

  • heart

    Agree w/ you. That’s what I think he needs. IMO, skin care is for both men and women, but I understand it’s individual preference. He needs someone to show him how to care for his facial skin w/good basic routine skin care. He can afford high-end products, but basic less expensive ones are ok too. He just needs to have a routine in exfoliation and application of facial skin products to protect from the sun.

  • Yura

    You read my mind! I’m such a fan girl and seeing his face get slimmer makes me sad. I wish he takes better care of his beautiful face. 🙂

  • Click Click

    I might’ve gone a bit overboard…

    https://twitter.com/C_L_I_C_K/status/780891475701796864

  • takeme2cruz
  • Arsenium12 .

    Kenny Atkinson on a “defensive mindset” …

    “We need to be clear on what we’re doing right from the first day,” Atkinson said. “It’s the first thing we addressed and we understand that we need balance to be a good team, we understand that, so it’s not like we’re forgetting about the offense, but that was our mindset a little bit.”
    __________
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/780888758111567872

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Thumbs up!

  • Lin Dunn

    One more youtube vid on Jlin.

  • heart

    Nice gear. Love the shoes.

  • takeme2cruz

    Would be better if you had them on.

  • Click Click

    Sure, I’ll put on a t-shirt, jersey over it, hoodie over that, the 2 hats, and JLin shoes. I’m sure everyone can see all of that.

  • webattorney

    To be more believable, the guy could have said Lin’s 2nd guard on a good team. 3rd guard? Wasn’t Lin a good 2nd guard on Hornets which is a good team? So Hornets is not a good team?

  • Rick Johnson

    Where did you get the shoes? They’re NICE

  • Click Click
  • takeme2cruz

    Maybe you could ask Yura or norah to help do the modeling.

  • Rick Johnson

    Thanks Click

  • Click Click

    No problem.

  • Click Click
  • Lin Dunn

    An article comparing Jlin and G DRagic, I lije what he said about Jlin’s defense.

    http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/09/27/brooklyn-nets-jeremy-lin-goran-dragic/4/

  • BobbyH

    Remember he said hope to play together for a long time.

  • Steppen03

    Not at all… compared to others obsessed with Kobe Lakers… The whole closet is not enough =)
    Anyway, those are really nice shoes!!

  • norah mackenzie

    i guess

  • Steppen03

    Can’t get Enough of the positivities, you guys =) !!! It’s SO Darn Refreshing!!!
    I like last season’s but this season’s vibes will run deep!

  • Rick Johnson

    With no D Wade and no Bosh Miami may depend more on Dragic for scoring. Will be interesting how he plays this year.

  • blueCypher
  • Rick Johnson

    Who are 3rd and 4th from the left. Ones with numbers covered?

    https://twitter.com/NOTNBATonight/status/780926574396841988

  • psalm234

    Hear, hear! 🙌 😃

  • Click Click

    Yogi Ferrell in the front, Egidijus Mockevicius in the back.

  • Rick Johnson

    Thanks, No wonder can’t recognize them. Their pictures aren’t even on the team roster yet:

    http://www.nba.com/nets/roster

  • psalm234

    yes, that tells us that he really likes playing with Lin and Brook!
    Gotta love the developing chemistry 💥

  • Click Click

    They’re D-Leaguers… for now. Haven’t been on a NBA team yet. They both showed pretty good potential during Summer League, but Atkinson didn’t play Mock that much for some weird reason.

  • Click Click

    Good for Whitehead…

    whitehead_isaiah15 Under Armour Family 🙏🏿📝👟#BLESSED @underarmour

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BK4KP8-D2Mx/

  • Steppen03

    I agree with others Because I expressed the Same. JL7 will make teammates better. But players do want to improve when they have a chance to shine (with JLin unselfish plays). JL7 just need to push The Team in the right direction (winning games) and everyone will follow suit. We will not be on the same page if you don’t think JLin is a superstar who can log 22-25 pt & 8-10ast.

  • Steppen03

    Agree with that, KHuang. After watching a lot of basketball, i do realize that No great player is better than the other. They all have upsides and downsides. They are all Equal in the context of a team sport.

  • zxcvb

    The last Lin gear you’ll ever need! He’ll be in Brook-Lin for a long time…

  • Click Click

    There is so much more, my friend…

  • zxcvb

    Brook is a great guy and true professional: the anti-Harden, anti-Melo. No selfish ego…he just wants to win.

    I look forward to Brook’s passes to a cutting Lin this year. As Kenny has stated, Brook can really pass and we’re gonna see more of that this year.

  • Click Click

    Wow, this Daily News beat writer got bodied by Nets on-court reporter Sarah Kustok:

    https://twitter.com/IdeeMixed/status/780877971099910144

    No wonder he hates the Nets…

  • Steppen03

    CHEERS! To the Best Linsanity team (best team Lin has been on) Ever. Let’s Go! Grab that #2 EC.

  • zxcvb

    Those new alternate jerseys look pretty good.

  • Click Click

    Yup. Tempted to drop $110 for it, but I’m gonna calm down on the spending. Hopefully they go on sale at the end of the year.

  • Maknusia

    Is she?!!…she has the sweet capturizing look! 🙂

  • Click Click

    Nice article with quotes from Atkinson about focusing on defense the first day of training camp…

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/27/how-do-nets-hope-to-surprise-strategy-comes-into-focus/

    “The more activity and length we can get on the ball it’s definitely a big help. [Jeremy Lin’s] size is helpful. … Him and Greivis [Vasquez] in the game together definitely gives us more versatility,’’ Atkinson said. “Then you’ve got Sean [Kilpatrick] and Rondae [Hollis-Jefferson], who can even switch with our bigs, he’s that versatile. That’s a plus.”

  • james brown

    i like the hoodie more…..good that you all have the necessary!..LOL!

  • Click Click

    The hoodie feels so good, both inside and out. It’s super smooth, soft, and comfortable.

  • Brewkowski

    Those shoes!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no Lin underwear? i’m disappointed in you!

  • Vincent

    Lin will finally play for a team and coach that full empowers him as a starting pg. Its crazy how many linsanity level games lin had last year given the leash cliff had him on. Lin had to play nearly perfect the entire game for cliff to keep going to him. Imagine a coach where lin is allowed to play through his mistakes… kemba, harden, batum, and kobe were all allowed to play through pretty much as many mistakes as possible and they arent nearly as effective as lin. (esp kobe towards the end of his career). Imagine if lin is given that opportunity to be THE man on the team not just some role player who is completely misused.. I have ice in my veins

  • Yura

    I like Dragic but he was no match against Lin in the finals.

  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    lol at least Harden can still make us laugh 😂

    @OnlyTheNBA
    This is what happens when you date a Kardashian
    https://twitter.com/OnlyTheNBA/status/780922664005332992

  • Yura

    I really want that hoodie. So jealous right now.. how much was it, where can I get it?

  • TTNN

    with limited outside shooting, Dragic’s game will be impacted, and he will not be as good as when he was in Suns.

  • Click Click
  • Yura

    Lol, suits him well.. I always thought he seemed quite feminine.

  • psalm234

    perhaps this is a strategy to blindside defenders with those short pants ..

  • Steppen03

    YES! Amen to that.

  • psalm234

    lol .. do you think Harden takes care of his skin well?
    Or at least his beard

  • Click Click

    They don’t make the women’s version of that hoodie and it’s basically sold out in men’s sizes, but here it is:

    http://store.nba.com/catalog/product/Majestic_Brooklyn_Nets_Point_Guard_Invasion_Pullover_Hoodie_-_Black

    Some women’s hoodies:

    http://store.nba.com/Brooklyn_Nets_Womens_Hoodies_And_Sweatshirts

    Or you might want to try a small size in men’s:

    http://store.nba.com/Brooklyn_Nets_Hoodie/adidas_Brooklyn_Nets_Resonate_Pullover_Hoodie_-_Black

  • Yura

    Both.

  • Click Click
  • Yura

    Thanks!

  • Yura

    Hahahaha I c what you did there 🙂

  • your son’s legendary voltaire
  • KHuang

    Lin beating Dragic has gone on for YEARS.

    As I’m from Phoenix, I WARNED the Suns ticket representatives that:

    1) Dragic was good but the Suns would win more with Lin

    2) Alex Len and Archie Goodwin were going to be BUSTS

    “No no, we like Dragic and Len and Archie” they said.

    Well, Dragic complained his way out of town and Len and Goodwin have indeed player terribly!

  • KHuang

    Actually, the short shorts look GOOD.

    Players move better in short shorts than long baggy shorts.

    Since I grew up in the era of short shorts, the modern NBA capris worn by NBA players look GIRLY to me.

  • KHuang

    Oh, I see that the Nets offense is CLICKING.

    If the offense was not working, Atkinson could not spend all his time coaching defense.

  • guest

    Do I dare say, Lin – MVP! Ok, i’m getting ahead of myself. But I see a one in a life time NBA player in how he plays the point guard position with his understanding of the game. His size and speed is unique in itself, but his I.Q., ability to defend, can lead the game in; points, rebounds, steals, & assists shows he is a ball hawk and impactful player. Nobody can get to the rim like Lin can! He’s an all-star caliber player.

  • psalm234

    the 80s look was good but yeah ..maybe Harden is bringing it back in style

  • Click Click

    Not sure about that. Atkinson is following his own plan that he detailed in this interview:

    http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=15612606

    He’s always maintained that he wants to establish a defensive identity first. He’s now implementing his plan.

    Offense is important, but defense is even more important. Atkinson believes in balance, but he understands that a brand new team has to start with having good fundamental defense.

  • guest

    The players have been getting together with each other working on individual chemistry and offense before the official practices. Defense is team concept that they have to play together. He’s smart enough to get his players into position even if they didn’t practice as a team. They are right on track to come out running and gunning with Lin leading the team.

  • norah mackenzie

    my eyes my eyes – take it away –

  • norah mackenzie

    it is working believe me – i am looking at everywhere else

  • norah mackenzie

    OMG –

  • norah mackenzie

    not me for sure. I suggest yura

  • Sueki

    NO comparison. This year our LIN will be the MAIN man 🙂

  • Steppen03

    Are you are for real ?? Why don’t you say he can play for them as well. Hater alert!!

  • Steppen03

    And he can run around 5 guys like the flash…
    Hater alert !!

  • Steppen03

    He is unique and we have this season to find out. The ALL the doubters can get back into the closet or crawl back under the rock. One like yourself.

  • Steppen03

    But I do agree. He’s More than an All-stars caliber player! Why, a player like Steve Nash cannot exist again in the form of an Asian Amercan basketball player ?? And he WILL be MVP once he lead The Nets to Top 4 teams EC. And dare I say, there’s not another Asian American player like JL7 probably for the next 10 more years. So, in that context, he’s even more special.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A star player like McHale is a disgrace to coaching. He reaps what he sows. Serve him ding dong right!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Give Lin 30+ minutes per game, he would do wonder for the game of basketball.

  • Sophie Paris

    Not a fan of his legs lol

  • Sophie Paris

    Lmao

  • norah mackenzie

    please no – i dont want to see his legs – i think we sd start a petition to remove him from the pg position cos if he starts wearing these shorts i will be scarred for life. ewwww – those legs and that beard is terrifying – help

  • norah mackenzie

    i think he removes his beard every night puts it into a glass then puts it on again

  • norah mackenzie

    suppose he starts a trend for all pg to start wearing these shorts? cancel all matches asap

  • KHuang

    The old coaching adage is this:

    “Don’t overstress defense so much that you end up running your own offense off the court”.

    I read that in a book somewhere.

    Anyway, it’s still good for the Nets to focus defensively.

    All teams in the NBA focus defensively. But rarely do teams sustain that defensive effort for the entire game. The Nets absolutely will, as they have the personnel to do it without sacrificing one iota of offense.

    Defense keeps teams in games, but offense WINS THEM.

  • Acbc

    I agree. Offence require much more fine twitch motor skill, where as defence requires less ability to finish and much more on desire.

    Another way to say what you said is that neve focus too much on weaknesses for too long or you’ll forget the offensive skills that got you there.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are some highlights from the first game in China (Sep., 2015) between the Hornets and the Clippers. The broadcast team handling the game was quite complimentary and supportive of Jeremy.

    I later learned that the guys handling the game were the Nets’ radio broadcast team, Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw. They’re the guys, shown earlier in this thread, who were at Media Day interviewing Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. They seem like nice guys, and more than likely to give Jeremy a fair shake this season, which is nice.

    If you watch the video, look for the nice passing play among Lin, Hawes, and Zeller, starting at about 5 mins 32 secs.
    __________

  • Yura

    LOL

  • Yura

    You’re right. Now that I look at it again, his legs do look disgusting lol

  • Yura

    Hope so

  • HVJoy

    About Kaepernick’s “anthem statement” on police brutality, Lin said (wisely and thoughtfully as usual):

    “I’m thankful it’s being brought to the forefront with a lot of conversation, and a lot of people that weren’t interested in it before are now engaged in it,’’ Lin said. “That’s always going to be the first step towards any change, which if we’re realistic and looking at big-time change to be long-term, there are systemic issues, social issues that aren’t going to be solved overnight.”

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/26/when-thoughtful-jeremy-lin-would-make-anthem-statement/

    https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/jlk.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1328&h=882&crop=1

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    yes, great charts by our own @wukong:disqus (g) to show Lin’s great performance as starter and with consistent minutes.

    Unfortunately, my busy schedule didn’t allow me to help g with the write-up but I knew our friend Greg from Sportige would do a superb job as usual to provide the breakdown analysis.

    The supporting evidence is there. I’m confident it will also be proven true in the upcoming season

  • Click Click
  • David Kim

    Me too…

  • heart

    Happy for him and happy to see that. May he have many more home runs!

  • takeme2cruz

    Tebow can’t throw, Tebow can’t hit…. Sound familiar guys? Yeah I am talking about the same lies and hates toward Lin can dribble, Lin can’t defense….Tebow will be next to prove them wrong.

  • Click Click

    Outspoken Christians get so much ridiculous hate and criticisms heaped on them.

    Tebow led a 1-4 (before he started as QB) crappy Broncos team to the playoffs and beat the favored Steelers. Broncos and Elway thanked Tebow by trading him to the Jets. The Jets and fatboy Rex sabotaged Tebow’s career by making him backup terrible Mark Sanchez. Story sounds familiar…?

    The NFL successfully destroyed Tebow’s career. NBA and their bigot coaches, GMs, and refs tried to do the same to Lin, but he was able to persevere. Lin almost called it quits too.

  • heart

    I said the same thing. I saw a documentary on Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw and thought these guys are so nice, humble and professional!

  • takeme2cruz

    Last I checked, that flag Kaepernick protested fought to end slavery. It gave this nation the civil right. The 13.2% Black American now produces POTUS, most players in pro sports industry from NFL, NBA, Boxing…music and hollywood etc….Black people are not oppressed by white but by the government. Your kids are stuck in inner city public school where gangs and drug rules to playground. You depend on public assistant and afraid to get a job and it killed your potential to have success.

  • Click Click

    By the way, the pitcher that gave up the home run wasn’t some random scrub.

    Tebow, batting second, was making his debut in Port St. Lucie, Fla., against the Cardinals’ instructional league team. His homer came off left-hander John Kilichowski, the Cardinals’ 2016 11th-round pick out of Vanderbilt, who gave up just one homer in 47 at-bats vs. left-handed batters in the Minors this year.

    http://m.mets.mlb.com/news/article/203860150/tim-tebow-hits-home-run-in-instructional-ball/

    Just like Lin…

    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/778300459052392448

  • takeme2cruz

    Wow and on first pitch too.

  • Click Click
  • LAJane

    Wukong’s stats have always been invaluable ammunition and a greatly appreciated labor of love. So important! And Greg at Sportige has been an unfailing supporter through these awful seasons. Big love to both!

  • heart

    Glad to hear that Brook can stretch floor and shoot 3!

  • I am The Jason

    Tebow being a Christian is not why he get so much hate. It’s him having limited qb skills while receiving so much praises from the media that turns people off. I don’t see him and Lin having similar circumstances.

  • Click Click

    You’re wrong. Tebow is a good passer. He might not have the perfect spiral nor the accuracy of some of the BEST QBs, but he is above average passer. What makes Tebow a great QB is his versatility. He is able to both run and pass. He draws out defenders to chase him and can even bulldoze through tackles. Tebow is the opposite of “limited” as a QB.

    A Heisman winner and winner of TWO national championships AS QB cannot be “limited.” It’s just the label his haters and the media has put on Tebow as an excuse to criticize him and drive him out of the NFL.

  • takeme2cruz

    Of course they will never tell you the true why they singled out Tebow as a target to get him out of the NFL.

    There’s a BIG difference between Tebow kneeing and Kaepernick kneeing.

  • Click Click

    The 3v3 picks would make for an interesting game. Tim Capstraw is smart and picked Lin, Bog, and JHam. They’d probably kill Brook’s team just by shooting them out of the game. :p

  • 1mtoldman

    “The winning team at the hackathon examined the behavior of clubs in the regular season versus the playoffs, and whether any benefited from resorting to “hero ball.”The team, comprised of Alex Wainger and Zac Robertson from Columbia University, Ella Kuzmenko from NYU and William Robbins from Pace University, found that changing a team’s brand of basketball and decreasing overall passing and increasing the overall number of dribbles on offense resulted in fewer points per possession.” — via SportsonEarth

  • heart

    Tim Capstraw and Brook both wanted Lin first, but Tim was quick to pick Lin first:). We’ll see if they have this 3v3 game. Glad to know that Tim knows Lin’s skills and ability. Hope these guys gain confidence, hungry and will play lights out to surprise people. Pray that Vasquez heals miraculously and gets back on the floor to help Lin w/ the bench. Lin needs to save energy and his body ’cause opponents will target and game plan against him…They already did that when he was a bench player, it’s going to be more intense than ever now…

  • Click Click

    Yeah, they both knew Lin = win. 😄

    Interesting how Brook picked Foye instead of Vasquez or Whitehead. I know Foye is a vet with a lot of experience, but Greivis is a much better distributor of the ball. Maybe Vasquez hasn’t practiced much with Brook or shown what he’s really capable yet because he’s still trying to get into shape.

    Coach Kenny will most likely run 3v3 scrims during practice. Most teams do. Lin doesn’t like 3v3s though because he says that it doesn’t prove what a player is really capable of. He prefers full 5v5 scrims.

  • takeme2cruz

    In the past we’ve seen former Lin’s teammates like Jeffries, Landry, Novak….to Ed Davis and Marvin Williams got reward contracts after breakout season with Lin. Somebodies in the Nets roster will be next so they will not be suck after all.

  • heart

    Me too. 5vs5 is better than 3v3 in practice which can translate into real game. It helps w/ repetition to know how each player reacts and plays in practice in similar position. It likes doing homework understanding the problems and making corrections ahead of time before taking the actual test….

  • takeme2cruz

    Where did you and Click get all that?

  • heart

    Play the video Click posted above. Tim and Chris interviewed Brook today after training practice. They were answering live Facebook fan questions.

  • takeme2cruz

    Thank you. Don’t know why I watched the video but had the volume way down because still at work.

  • psalm234

    [10:27] FB question was: “Who do you pick on Nets 3-on-3 tournaments?”

  • Click Click

    Here is the Brook interview with only the Lin part:

    https://youtu.be/iwa8S72xJHQ

  • takeme2cruz

    Team Lin will win because of the speed alone.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy is leading by example…
    __________
    https://twitter.com/BryanFonsecaNY/status/781201011759349760

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    great for Tebow…They made issue because he didn’t hit a live pitch during the little work out he had a month ago and mocked him for only hitting home runs out of batting practice tosses.

    Now, Tebow goes yard from a live pitch…also, it came from a left-handed pitcher…it’s harder for a left handed batter to hit a left handed pitcher.

  • Vincent

    omg finally lin is being looked at as a true leader… im so thankful I’ve stayed with lin through thick and thin even when he was on the lakers. as alin fan he has been thru so much and following him has been such a rollercoaster ride, but we all knew he had the ability weve seen the flashes of what hes capable when given the chance. even when lin was on the rockets prior to harden it seemed like mchale never believed or wanted lin to succeed.. but now it seems like the NY media has nothing but great things to say about lin and all of his teammates even the supposed best player on the team views lin as their true leader.. im pumpedd

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I disagree…Tebow and Lin are on the same boat….Part of Lin’s hates also has to do with his christian faith but a bit less than Tebow because Lin does not do anything like Tebowing during games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Nets is dissed because they are one of the two teams without five players in NBA(200)
    NBA 200 Representatives: Bojan Bogdanovic (178), Luis Scola (165), Jeremy Lin (105), Brook Lopez (46)
    Dustin Hamilton, Trevor Booker, Greivis Vasquez, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Randy Foye didn’t meet the grade but they could play at NBA level.

  • Click Click
  • cshot

    I need to see that brook-lin pick n roll action now!….. i cant wait much longer. preseason opener is when again???

  • Click Click

    October 6, a week and a day from today.

    http://www.nba.com/nets/schedule

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I was a bit disappointed to hear the Nets will play on October 6th..That’s still more than a week away….many team will start much earlier than that.

  • spiderman

    Whitehead reminds a bit of Kemba Walker. He doesn’t seem to be able to penetrate too well, but he has a spin move that he likes to use. His college clips show him as quite a rebounder (which is surprising given his height) – I hope that translates to the Nets

  • heart

    Atkinson: “…no matter who’s there” —> Is this in a context of Atkinson building Isaiah confidence? No matter what, Atkinson and Nets need Lin to lead big time, especially if they want to make some noise and make Brook an All Star!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Brook should not have to shoot 3’s…..He should stay inside…Lim, RHJ,Bogs and Booker should be the one the hone their 3PT skills.

    Brook is too good as an inside scorer to even allow him to take 3PT shot….They can’t force their most dependable scorer to try to shoot 3’s.

  • 1mtoldman

    22 nba preseason games before the nets 1st preseason game. starting oct 1.

  • heart

    As long as they are all in sync and not afraid to shoot if they have to. I’d agree that basket protection is key. However, the game is changing and becoming position-less, opponents will force you to do many things. Having sound defense and inside scorer are good too. It really depends on match ups and flow of the game. But having versatility on the floor to counter and confuse opponents is also good.

  • KHuang

    It’ll probably be like Cody Zeller who spent the entire 2015 offseason shooting 3s and then hardly took any all season.

  • KHuang

    The Nets should hire wu kong

  • takeme2cruz

    ..but I like the match up with teams they are playing against.

  • takeme2cruz

    Anyone knows when the NBA will announce the new league pass package and costs?

  • BobbyH

    Actually I am ok with that. Don’t stress out. Besides, more time for gel.

  • takeme2cruz

    No matter, lin needs a solid backup and they have guys to compete.

  • Michael

    He should wear his new shoe too, to really make our eyes pop.

  • PETE B

    The reason lin is ready to lead is BC he knows so much from playing in the NBA on many different teams in the western and eastern conf
    A veteran pg who has studied opponents and played for opponents and teamed up with guys all over the league

  • Michael

    You had to go there 😛

  • Michael

    and Forget Parsons.

  • heart

    Yes, I also do want a solid backup for Lin, just like he helped KW and past teams. But when I sense something could lead to trouble or misunderstanding I want to be on alert. I want Atkinson to be shrewd and clear about this when dealing w/ the media. I don’t want Atkinson to play the ‘pitting game’ in public. Some might use that to cause tension against players. Right now, Vasquez is at a disadvantage since he’s not able to suit up yet. I remember Cho and Clifford quickly snuffed out any talks that Lin would take KW’s place. They made it clear that Lin was KW’s backup. They made sure that everyone in the press, fans and specifically KW, know that he has no competition. I want the same thing from the Nets and Atkinson for Lin. Just want Lin to have positive & supportive environment to thrive w/ assurance and certainty…

  • Lin Dunn

    One more vid from youtube. Someone post here yesterday that Jlin has wrinkles? I don’t see any.

  • Click Click

    1 week until first preseason game, 30 days until home opener!

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/781271043822407680

  • Click Click

    Thing is, Atkinson, Marks, the players themselves, all called Lin the leader of the team… multiple times. Kenny already said Lin is the starter many times.

    It’s a balancing act that a head coach has to do, especially a brand new head coach of a brand new team. Kenny already praised Lin way more than any coach should. He can’t make it seem to the rest of the team that Lin is getting special treatment.

    Everyone knows their history together during Linsanity. Even though Marks did his best to find high character, no / little ego players, jealously and resentment would still develop if the head coach pampers a player too much.

  • Click Click
  • Arsenium12 .

    Small note …

    The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte is now called the Spectrum Center. Time Warner Cable merged with Charter Communications in May, 2016. Spectrum is the brand name of Charter’s all-digital TV, internet and voice offerings.

    See : http://www.nba.com/hornets/press-releases/charlotte-hornets-announce-arena-be-renamed-spectrum-center
    See : http://ir.timewarnercable.com/investor-relations/investor-news/financial-release-details/2016/Charter-Communications-Time-Warner-Cable-and-Bright-House-Networks-Complete-Transactions/default.aspx

  • cdblue10

    Basketball is almost around the corner,wazzup Lin’s nation!!!!!Who’s your starting 5’s?????

  • heart

    Thanks Click. I understand what you’re saying. You’re right; it’s a “balancing act” for them. I look forward to Lin breaking out. No more fear!

  • Click Click

    Nice article on the Nets’ training producing results already:

    http://nypost.com/2016/09/28/nets-buy-in-to-tough-training-but-brook-lopez-misses-slurpees/

  • zxcvb

    Lin
    RHJ
    Bogdanovic
    Booker
    Lopez

    If Booker can’t hit any 3s, then Scola may start. But even then, I think Lin will find a way to make the offense work without a stretch 4. After all, his own 3pt% was 46% when he started last year and Lopez can hit from midrange.

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed. i need to see a game first to know for sure

  • Alaingrvis

    its a week away wooooo

  • zxcvb

    Preseason will actually matter for the Nets. For some teams (e.g. Cavs) it doesn’t, but the Nets need to figure out their PF spot. I still think Hamilton should be given a shot, but I’m sure Kenny knows best.

  • wu kong

    Yes Greg was a great suggestion. He did a terrific job taking my charts and making them into a nice article.

  • Yura

    Will be an interesting season for them. 😁

  • Yura

    Agreed. Good point

  • KHuang

    I’d like to see

    Lin, Bogdanovic, Booker, Hamilton, Lopez.

    But it’ll never happen.

  • Alaingrvis

    agreed

  • heart

    I’m glad at least one person see my point of view:).

  • KHuang

    But Whitehead is SO SLOW.

    He dropped to the 2nd round because he doesn’t have great footspeed or explosiveness.

    I’m not saying that Vasquez is so much better than Whitehead either, given Vasquez’s injuries.

    Whitehead could model his game against another slow 6’4″ point guard of limited athleticism: Goran Dragic of Miami.

  • KHuang

    If Hamilton starts, NOBODY will overpower the Nets at the front court positions.

  • guest

    In Brook Lopez’s Facebook Live Interview, he looks YOKED & STOKED! You can see him grinning when he talks about Lin and their chemistry. This is going to be a fun season!

  • Click Click

    …………………………………………..

    https://streamable.com/rac0

  • guest

    I mean come on, Book-Lin in Brooklyn. Seriously, nobody can write this stuff up.

  • guest

    Brooklyn Nets: Can Jeremy Lin Play At An All-Star Level This Year? http://disq.us/t/2dn2m0k

  • Vincent

    I believe the reason atkinson js praising whitehead so much is to motivate him more. Lin is already solidified as the undisputed starting pg this season. I mean alof lins teammates have talked about how great lin will be as a leader. And kenny has alresdy talked about lin multiple times. He hasnt praised brook lopez much at all either. Why because they are already solidified as starters. You dont hear steve kerr constantly praising durant and curry in the off season its just a known fact that they are great players just like lin and brook. Heck cliffjjdidnt praise kemba much in the off season despite playing him toa tee. So dont worry lin will be just fine and has his teammates full support ( plus ny would riot if lin didnt start theyclove him).,The nets need a good back up pg and kenny is trying to encourage whitehead to really fight for hard for his spot as 2nd string.

  • joy

    Coach’s positive words meant so much to young and less experienced players. I’m sure Lin, as the leader of the team will do same to encourage those rookies.

  • Steppen03

    But then, who’ll be the backup center ?
    Its possible.

  • norah mackenzie

    not ‘ disgusting” per se but just too revealing for my taste – i prefer the guys to cover up but it all depends on the player tbh. You know who i mean – heh heh – but harden is a big no no –

  • sport

    Now they can blame the poor record and performance on “Walker is injured” instead of Lin is gone. Hornets already making up excuse to cover their tracks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Brook will really be playing at his potential next season. What will he be? Will he be an All star?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the slowest point guard ever: Jimmer Fredette of Shanghai Sharks

  • KHuang

    Kenny Atkinson is a 1st year head coach who will find out that Isiah Whitehead looks great in practice but will look a tad bit SLOW in games.

    I wish it weren’t the case, but Whitehead would have been a first round pick if he had first round pick foot speed and explosiveness.

  • KHuang

    Scola, Bennett, and CMC can all play backup center against nonscoring center reserves.

  • KHuang

    TOTALLY CLUELESS WRONG.

    Jimmer actually tested FASTER than Lin and Wall in the shuttle run. NOBODY outran Jimmer in that measure of speed.

    Please do not post WRONG INFORMATION on this site. It makes you look as if you are a hate troll who has no clue what he’s talking about.

  • KHuang

    Isiah Whitehead reminds me of GORAN DRAGIC.

    Even though they don’t look the same, they’re about the same height and the same lack of explosiveness.

    Now if Whitehead really works on his conditioning and explosiveness, he MIGHT become as good as Dragic.

  • norah mackenzie

    the hornets made a big mistake letting lin go – kemba may be a good player but not a good floor general – actually none of the hornets players are not even batum – what i noticed was that batum always passed more to lin than even to kemba. not dissing any players but if they win 35-40 this season that will be lucky. but good for us cos lin is back in new york on his terms.

  • KL

    I am expecting great things this season. However I am looking at the bigger picture of the season as a whole.

    I think we will see flashes of brilliance during preseason but Lin will probably give the other players a chance to consolidate their position in the roster. (this is for the team’s long term good).

    Once the regular season starts I expect defences to completely focus on Lin. But Lopez and the others will thrive. Lin may have more hockey assists than assists.

    The defenders will probably take a breather when Lin’s backup comes in. So the backup may have great stats. Nothing to worry about.

    Expect the most when Lin’s team mates learn how to anticipate his off the ball cuts. Expect the most when the chips are down and they need to dig deep to get the win.

    Lin will be a hyper efficient wrecking ball on both ends eventually. This team is better than it looks on paper. Compared to the past Lin would be more prepared to handle shooting slumps and constant defensive attention.

  • BobbyH

    “Linsanity Renaissance”, I like that.

  • TVN

    Whitehead is an “eye test” guy–he’s has the physical profile scouts like and had the makings of a good all-around player. He’s talented, there’s no question about that. But why was he unable to shoot over 40% FG in either of his college seasons? If I’m a betting man, I’d have a hard time putting money on him ever being more than just a “guy”. Perhaps those numbers don’t accurately portray his true ability, but there’s a reason he fell to the mid-2nd Round.

  • Arsenium12 .

    “… [Jeremy Lin] on the court is an energetic shooter and ball distributor with a sound defensive game. Lin averaged 16.1 points per 36 minutes last season … . He’s tough, hustles and embodies the type of hard-nosed player that the team is building an identity around.”
    __________
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/781478681625501696

  • lleepar
  • norah mackenzie

    just imagine harden running up and down the court in those short shorts – ewwww – i am scared just thinking and seeing it already

  • KHuang

    I’ve fully converted to this site.

    I abandoned the other site because their Adminstration refuses to prevent hate trolls from firing too many dirty insults unsuitable for family viewing.

    There are enough anti Lin forums out there, I don’t need to waste time at any site that endorses trolling.

    So HERE I AM!!!

  • KHuang

    Great observations.

    The lack of footspeed is the prime reason.

    Like Ed Weiland said, 2ptFG% is one of the most accurate measures of a college player’s athleticism.

    Your assessment of his ability is 100% correct.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Only the final results count. This NBA. As long as they fell out of the playoff, their team’s heads will roll.

  • Win

    Lol. I do read posts from other site but I hardly argue or debate with the haters. I am tire of it.

  • KHuang

    I’ll go back if Administration cleans that place up, but I know they WON’T.

    I get sick of all the lying, the cheating, the racism, the sheer hate against Lin and Lin’s Asian fans.

  • Win

    Realgm?

  • sport

    Lin was never going to stay nor did they want him to outshine Kemba who was the leader of the team. They only wanted him as backup. Hornet are not a good team or franchise with MJ as clueless owner. It’s all about wanting to be right about their chosen players then about winning. Batum is also injure prone they will always be a bottom team. No real star would want to go there.

  • KHuang

    Jeremylin.net

    Now a Lin HATE SITE.

  • Win

    Thanks. Gonna check it out right now. 🙂

  • HVJoy

    This is a better photo showing how ripped he is. 🙂

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BK8dl2dhN_l/?taken-by=brooklynnets

  • sport

    They had too many haters with out any moderators that’s why I jumped ship long ago. I want to spend my time discussing Lin’s game not reading or defending hate comments.

  • psalm234

    Thanks again for working so hard on the charts 🙂
    It really speaks volume by providing backup evidence.
    I knew Greg would always be good as usual.

  • KHuang

    If Adminstration over there ran a clean ship, this forum here would likely not have had to be created in the first place!

  • psalm234

    Brook spoke so highly about his “natural fit” with Lin that Jeremy has figured out his game already

    Brook Lopez was asked by Chris Carrino if he he had found a “natural fit” working together. Lopez, the Brook in Brook-Lin, didn’t take a second to respond.

    “No question, no question. Jeremy is such a smart player, such a high Basketball IQ, that it’s easy to communicate with him. He picks up stuff very quickly. He’s figured out my game already. I mean he’s seen my game from playing against me. But just being on the court, playing together

    “We’ve grown immensely already. And he’s just so great coming off the pick-and-roll and attacking, getting in the paint, finding opportunity in that way. We’re absolutely building a great relationship. We’ve known each other previously but on the court for this short period we have been together, we’ve already grown comfortable together.”

    Link: http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/29/13104950/lopez-brook-lin-already-a-natural-fit

    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/781491671712292864

  • HVJoy

    It is great to know that Brook and Lin are meshing well already!

    Go Brook-Lin! Go Brooklyn Nets!

  • KHuang

    Since Brook Lopez entered the NBA, he hasn’t had a player who he has been comfortable playing with.

    Lin is the first Nets player Lopez has had who not only wants to be a Net but knows how to play the right way to win games.

    Also, Lin takes the pressure of policing teammates off of Brook Lopez’s shoulders. Lopez has been criticized in the past for “not leading”, as it’s not his nature to aggressively hold teammates accountable. Lin, on the other hand, is more than capable of policing the Nets.

  • Maknusia

    rightly said!

  • psalm234

    True, Brook hasn’t really played with good PGs who can get him the ball, perhaps with the exception of Deron Williams. But even then, I don’t remember many good highlights of DWill & Brook

  • psalm234

    welcome back, Mak 🙂
    Hope things are going well now

  • Yura

    Hahaha 😆

  • Yura

    Hehe oh yes I do 😍

  • Maknusia

    Oh ya…cant wait for the action to start!….lesgo

  • psalm234

    Lin wlll be interviewed today on the Nets FB Live
    Have a question for No.7? Tweet them to us using #NetsTrainingCamp & we may ask on air!

    Maybe someone can ask who’s the best shooter, hair-stylist, driver, etc.
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/781511031113875456

  • freemind

    Srsly love it!…..but he’s asian right.. that’s deceptively muscular LOL.

  • KHuang

    Unlike Deron Williams, Jeremy Lin will never flat out quit on the Nets and force his way off the team before his contract is up.

  • Maknusia

    as usual..great write up…we should show our support by commenting on his site as well, especially if you have facebook

  • psalm234

    FB Live Interview with JLin starts now
    https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynNets
    Note: Click on the video on the right side if the main link doesn’t work

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/781539804748083200

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    LOL Lin skipped from Landry and Jeffries all the way to Kemba and Marv as his favorite teammates he learned the most from. He didn’t bother to mention the teammates on Rockets and Lakers.

  • KHuang

    I’m absolutely sure Lin was fed false data by the Hornets about Walker and him “playing well together”.

    No Lin fan believes that Lin and Walker played well together. The stats and video and game results say otherwise.

  • psalm234

    Lin also mentioned he and Brook share IQ #kinship LOL

  • Click Click

    Just let it go. Lin consistently brings up his Hornets teammates without being asked specifically about them like he does with Kobe. He genuinely enjoyed playing with Kemba and the Hornets.

  • Click Click

    Imposing their intellectual dominance on others. ROFL

  • KHuang

    Marvin Williams was so bad before Lin showed up, the Hornets were thinking of dumping him.

    Then he had his career year last season off Lin as a starting version of Steve Novak, though Williams could not defend as effectively as Novak has.

    I expect Williams to regress back to his typical bench player level next season.

  • takeme2cruz

    Without those 3 playoff wins, Lin would not get the type of contract he has now. The regular season was a so sadly forgotten.

  • KHuang

    I won’t let it go.

    I’m a crusty old NBA veteran viewer who’d rather see guys get RESULTS than get along off the court.

    For example, Lin and Nick Young weren’t too close off the court (and for good reason – Young is a bigger knucklehead off the court than on it). But Young is the best SG Lin has ever played with.

    Similarly on the Rockets, Omer Asik played superbly with Lin despite there being no visible off court connection between the two.

    Even with this Nets interview, I am not truly taking it seriously. I am only focused on the on court results, not off court chatter.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin said Kemba was a great humble person off the court but a killer on court had nothing to do as a great teammate playing along side.

  • KHuang

    well, people forgot the playoffs too when Lin PLAYED LIKE A MVP against Portland when given minutes by the Rockets.

  • takeme2cruz

    Problem with team PR like the Rockets played down great things he did.

  • Click Click

    Fine, be like cruz then. I just find it pointless to stay angry, resentful, negative, and salty about last year, especially when Lin constantly says it was his favorite year in his NBA career and that he enjoyed playing with his teammates last year.

  • takeme2cruz

    Bringing back reality of what happened during the season had nothing to do with angry, resentful, negative, and salty.

  • KHuang

    The Nets are a unique situation in that they don’t have any inclination to pretend that Lin doesn’t exist because he’s Asian.

  • KHuang

    Walker a “killer”?

    He’s more lethal to his own team than he is to opponents.

  • Click Click

    Reality is believing Lin when he says he loved playing with his teammates last year instead of making up your own story and narrative to bash his Hornets teammates and coach.

  • Click Click

    Here’s the YouTube mirror:

  • takeme2cruz

    I only repeated what Lin said. The result as he’s the Hornets PG before Lin speaks for itself, it’s suck.

  • takeme2cruz

    We don’t hate them either. We just can’t ignore how Lin was used and treated. I don’t make up anything. You ignored it does not mean it didn’t happen. Otherwise you would not say “just let it go” to KHuang.

  • HVJoy

    Lin is kind, empathetic and diplomatic. We’ve never heard him saying anything negative about anyone to the media. As we know by now, he is always gracious to former teammates whether they were supportive of him.

  • takeme2cruz

    If things were too good as Lin said, Kemba and the Hornets and Lin would have some effort to push Lin to stay.

  • Click Click

    That’s why I post here exclusively (among Lin-specific fansites), even though other places might be more active. We have our fair share of trolls and haters too, but they’re much less obvious and blatant about it. This site also needs to be more ruthless when dealing with trolls and haters though.

  • psalm234

    I believe Lin truly felt Kemba was good to him (compared to other “superstar” teammates he had)
    Welcomed him to the team so it’s relatively much better treatment.

    Also, even when it’s not 100% ideal, Kemba and Lin were the only ones who showed up in the playoff.
    I think Lin’s grateful it gave enough chance for him to lead his own team in Brooklyn Nets

  • I am The Jason

    Well I am in the category where Lin and Kemba played well off each other. The Hornets was his best team so far.

  • Click Click

    I think both Brook and Lin finally realizes just how dominant they can and will be playing together. It’s a match made in basketball heaven. Both are extremely skilled, smart, humble, loyal, experienced, hungry to win, and… nerdy. They will lead this ragtag bunch to man victories and eventual greatness.

  • I am The Jason

    Lin’s future was not with the Hornets as a backup. The Hornets was a “fix his image/perception” destination while Brooklyn will be his coming out party. Batum was Charlotte’s focus. They made that clear when they traded for him. Either way, the Hornets treated Lin better than his previous teams.

  • takeme2cruz

    Treated better does not mean good either. We weren’t comparing the Hornets and his previous teams. The Hornets never intended him to be a starter and/or even their 6th man either. Point was how he was treated and there weren’t any good intention for Lin from the Hornets organization since day one Lin got there.

  • David Kim

    Frank Isola
    Frank Isola – Verified account ‏@FisolaNYDN

    Why would it be complicated? I thought Phil was allowing Jeff Hornacek to run any offense he wants. Just ask Derek Fisher.
    10:50 AM – 29 Sep 2016

  • xeroid

    Lin is too humble to complain. we are not questioning Lin when he said he loved playing with his teammates last year, and we are not bashing his Hornet teammates or coach. The fact was he was signed for $2 million last year and treated as such. We are elated that Lin will be on his own this year and show his talents as he deserves.

  • takeme2cruz

    Only when they were starters together but how many times out of 82 games?

    His average was the same or worse, the only thing Lin was better there was the team PR, GM and coaches didn’t bash him like Houston and LA.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think Rose would prefer go to jail instead…. LOL!

    https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/781539980011331584

  • Click Click
  • freemind

    hmm Rose probably prefer MWP explaination. LOL

    https://twitter.com/TommyBeer/status/776193194606333952

  • takeme2cruz

    Rose and Melo, everyone else get out of the way.

  • psalm234

    That’s so horrible. Hope the medical team can save those who are still trapped 🙁 🙏

  • psalm234

    Interesting

    Woj Sources: Free agent PJ Hairston is joining the Houston Rockets on a training camp deal. Houston will have his D-League rights.
    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/781556378380840961

  • takeme2cruz

    Is this the same PJ one way or another, Clifford insisted to start him over Lin until they got Lee?

  • Alaingrvis

    rose will probably the man on the outside to the rookie

  • Arsenium12 .

    In the interview with Chris Carrino and Tim Capstraw (posted below), it was interesting to hear Jeremy talk about the first days of the Nets training camp, saying that it was probably his “most manageable training camp in terms of doing things the right way, protecting your body, building towards something …”

    Marks and Atkinson just seem smart, enlightened, and very current in their thinking. And they’ve gathered some very good people around them. This has the makings of a really enjoyable and rewarding season for Jeremy.

  • Click Click

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/9/29/13108492/how-to-watch-nets–tv-preseason-schedule-calendar-2016

    YES will air 2 preseason games. MSG will air the 2 games vs. Knicks. The other 2 games against Heat and Celtics won’t be aired here, so I’m going to have to find some way of watching those. 4 out of 6 ain’t bad, but I wish YES would just air all of them.

  • Click Click
  • takeme2cruz

    Wonder how Jeff Hornacek felt? That’s unprofessional.

  • psalm234

    Yes, same PJ
    Hornets wanted to trade him so his stats were overinflated by starting.
    Lee was definitely better than PJ

  • PETE B

    I like PJ as a role player, he started, defended for 15-20 minutes a game for Batum’s SG SF position and shot some 3s . he has struggled to find a team but now has MDAs eyes on him. He can 3 and D for James Harden

  • heart

    As we review the past how Morey was able to make many trades, some teams may have copied their model but not as successful bc the league might have caught on. Any objective observers would know that PJ should not have started over Lin.

  • BobbyH

    In the end, those players are going to do what they feel like on the court. It is too “complicated”

  • Click Click

    It’s a complete mess, a circus. They now have 2 head coaches. Phil Jackson really needs to stop trying to be the backseat coach and undermine the actual coach he hired to do the job. So much disrespect to do what he’s doing.

    The Knicks are a completely dysfunctional organization, from top to bottom. I’m so glad Lin wasn’t wanted by Dolan, Melo, and Phil. He’s in such a perfect situation now in Brooklyn and it even satisfies his desire to come back to NY and finish his unfinished business.

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Sorry for posting Knicks training camp info, but this is just too funny.

    https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/781525741225795585

    https://twitter.com/SBondyNYDN/status/781552920902893568

  • psalm234

    Yes, it was a public secret that PJ started so poorly but noone in CHA media made a big deal since they’re hoping 1 team would bite.

    Morey is definitely stashing potential assets

  • heart
  • heart

    As I think about Morey and his protege, Hinkie, are similar. IMO, they know when and where to ‘dump off’ their ‘unwanted’ assets. Right now, Morey does not have his trade partner GM, Hinkie, so he is biding his time. Cho/Hornets was so obvious, some teams knew not to bite.

  • lleepar

    Morey’s definitely up to something. It looks like he’s been calling in media favors to do puff-pieces on Pat Beverley. First we had a bit by @bballbreakdown on Beverley’s defense. Next we’ve just seen Woj doing a piece on him. My guess? Morey’s gathering pieces to sweeten a deal with Beverley as the centerpiece of a Rockets’ offering.

  • Click Click
  • KHuang

    If Lin were playing for the Knicks, he’d make the triangle work just fine!!!

    In fact, the triangle is the IDEAL offense for Jeremy Lin when he’s on a team of bad superstars. That’s because the triangle forces everyone to cut and pass, even guys like Kobe Bryant who hate passing and cutting.

  • KHuang

    Coach Jeff Hornacek deserves better than this.

    He might not survive the season.

  • KHuang

    Ah, from one Lin race replacement team to ANOTHER!!!

  • Rick James

    awful quality, there is a better version on youtube:

  • KHuang

    I absolutely would not call Kemba Walker “showing up” in the playoffs.

  • KHuang

    DISAGREE.

    Lin averaged less minutes than he did in Houston, and he’d have averaged under 20 mpg in
    Charlotte had it not been for MKG’s injuries.

  • Click Click

    Hilarious!

    gustogummi88 This buffoon Brook finally got an instagram. He has no friends so my mom told me to be nice and help him out #IDontCareEitherWay @brookiethewookie11

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BKt_7yCgkb9/

  • KHuang

    I think it’s GOOD for Lin and Lin fans to be angry at last year.

    Lin is a starting level player who was unfairly underpaid because of his race and was poorly utilized by having what should have been his starting job unfairly handed to undeserving D League scrubs.

    Anger is one of the best MOTIVATORS for Lin to EXCEL this coming season.

  • KHuang

    I see nothing wrong with being “angry, resentful, negative, and salty” when the treatment of Lin by the Hornets WARRANTED IT.

  • KHuang

    Phil Jackson and the Knicks are learning that victory cannot be BOUGHT – it must be EARNED.

    And what’s this, the Knicks’ “superteam” just lost to Brandon Jennings and a bunch of no namers??!

  • Click Click

    On Instagram just now…

    jlin7

    #tbt to preseason a year ago when i first started growing my hair out lol #minifro

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BK9E_d9AHlf/

  • KHuang

    Darn, the Knicks starting point guard and starting small forward are already REBELLING against the coaches and front office – and the Knicks haven’t even played a preseason game yet!!!

  • KHuang

    Totally disagree.

    Lin was played more and treated better and had better stats in Houston.

    If MKG wasn’t injured, Lin would have played under 20 mpg.

  • KHuang

    Oh, I can easily accept Lin loving his Charlotte teammates and coaches.

    Whether they utilize Lin properly is a totally different story.

  • Rick James

    take this with a grain of salt, this is a media interview after all and athletes only say what the media wants to hear. Nobody really knows how well they will play together until the season starts.

  • Rick James

    Hornets have one of the best GM’s in the league, Rich Cho. You can never under estimate that man, he is a strategist at heart. He managed to low ball lin, but the offer was still very fair considering the market and the 1 year opt out clause as well.,

  • heart

    This should be interesting. Rose seems to have strong opinion about the ‘triangle offense’. Looks like Melo won’t always get the last “winning shot” according to Rose: “At the end of the game or a game-winning shot or something like that, I don’t think it’s going to be the triangle,” Rose said. “Either me or Melo will have to create for someone to take the shot.” http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/derrick-rose-says-knicks-triangle-is-foreign-complicated-1.12385547?utm_content=bufferbefe7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  • KHuang

    First day of training camp and the Knicks starting PG who’s “better than Lin” is openly plotting MUTINY against the Knicks head coach!!!

  • KHuang

    You saying a NBA player of Lin Lakers stats being worth only a “fair” $2 million is insulting to Lin the same exact way you taunt me on this forum for “not being American”.

    I am more American than you are, Rick James.

  • KHuang

    But Hairston did not produce.

    The NBA is a produce league, not a feel good league (unless one is a Lin race replacement).

  • KHuang

    Amidst all the TYPICAL preseason turmoil that pretty much every NBA team is embroiled in, it is such a relief to follow Lin’s CLEAN Nets team.

    For the first time EVER, I’m enjoying following a NBA team that has no internal strife, no external off court basketball problems, no player disunity caused by incompetent coaches, and no divided focus caused by negative distractions.

    I’ve always wished that NBA teams could conduct themselves more like the Nets. Because if they did, I’d have more teams that I could truly follow and enjoy.

  • Lin Dunn

    Anyone know what this Choxue endorsed by Jlin is all about?

  • heart

    I wonder if this is the same Cheng whom went to Harvard w/ him?

  • lleepar
  • blueCypher

    Is this for real ?

  • KHuang

    Agree, though I think that Administration is CORRECT in allowing trolls a long leash before they are mercifully silenced.

  • Click Click

    Team bonding. Night out in town for dinner, I’m guessing. Booker is low-key chillin’ in the back.

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/781646704718196736

  • Click Click

    Is what for real?

  • Click Click

    The idiocy against Lin in sports media continues…

    Did the Hornets lose too much in free agency to continue on upward track?

    With the new acquisitions, it’s less about improvement and more about limiting lost production. Sessions will attack the rim a little better than Lin, but Session’s lackluster outside shooting will hinder his ability to share the court with Walker – a role that served Lin, and Charlotte, well last season.

    Yes, Lin, Lee and Jefferson got away, but it’s not the end of the world – especially if Kidd-Gilchrist fulfills his potential.

    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/09/29/51q-did-the-hornets-lose-too-much-in-free-agency-to-continue-on-upward-track/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • psalm234

    Yes, Cheng Ho was one of JLin’s best friends in Harvard.
    He was a Harvard football player.

    Great to see him start a company to promote sports for High School students in China

  • psalm234

    A great 2012 article about Cheng Ho & @JLin7 Harvard days.
    Some stories I never read before.

    2012 Flashback: Cheng Ho retold @JLin7 Harvard stories #mustread
    “He’s just a regular guy; he’s a goofball” #humble

    Kessler (Crimson BB beat writer) recalled introducing himself as a freshman to Lin, then a senior.
    “It’s hard to explain, but it seemed like he actually cared,”
    he said. “He’s just not what you would think of when you think of a star basketball player.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/knicks/jeremy-lin-just-a-regular-guy-at-harvard-1.3540177
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/781657402399744000

  • KHuang

    Yeah, we’ll see if Sessions can draw as much coverage as Lin does and shut down All Star guards and do historic victories and and and…

  • lleepar

    Neat article. I’d read it “back in the day” but had forgotten some things we learned then about Jeremy. Apparently, his cooking skills are something relatively new.

    “Blankenau also recalled a Valentine’s Day when Lin forgot to make a restaurant reservation for him and his then-girlfriend. “He’s not much of a guy to cook things, so his roommates helped out and put a pretty nice meal together by the time it was all done,” Blankenau said.”

  • Rick James

    hmm, who knows how sessions will play. He played really well last season, pulling off a mini linsanity near the end. The real question is if he can play well together with kemba on the court as well as lin

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    wow..that’s hilarious.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree with that…Phil should not be instructing these players while the coach is there…if it was anyone else, it wouldn’t look so bad, but because Phil is a legend, that could undermine Hornaceck’s authority as the main guy.

  • Briiick

    If he can play like half of Lin, he will be benched for taking spotlights from the main actor.

  • grover chang

    in the latest video I think Lin’s new hair style is making his hairline regress a little. Often constant traction on the hair will cause hair loss. Common issue with black people who braid their hair tightly.

  • guest

    Let’s not forget Christinecheng60’s highlight of JLIN & Ed Davis. I think some people forgot how effective and dominate he can be with a GOOD p&r partner. Can’t wait to see him with All-Star Lopez who is going to be LIn’s BEST p&r partner since being in the NBA or even since he’s picked up a Basketball!

    https://youtu.be/xG4eOEs4goI

  • grover chang

    I think both players fit well together. Lin could get the ball to players where they need it, even in close spaces within the paint. Lopez could score with various moves when he gets the ball anywhere around the key.

    I’m even afraid to say Lin may lose a little of his edge in squeezing some of his amazing passes to frontmen. Lopez will make passing into the paint so much easier then any big man Lin has played with before. The two will make each others game so much easier they will spoil each other.

  • guest

    He did not have a GOOD p&r partner in Charlotte. Watching Ed Davis roll hard to the basket and Jeremy playing off that is how a p&r partner should work to avoid traps and double teams. Zeller & Kaminsky, I can’t recall doing that.

  • casual bb fan

    There are many ghostbloggers on JL fan sites. Its good that yourkindself is around to debunk their weird and miscontrued statements disguised as opinion. Haha cheers.

  • guest

    Lin will average at least 5 assists a game just feeding Lopez! He’ll definitely compete in the most assists category and may lead the NBA if the other players can hit their outside shots.

  • Click Click

    Brian Lewis has been churning out these articles. Smart man. He knows Lin generates clicks…

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/781693326475091968

  • grover chang

    LED my favorite Lin combo so far. Lin, Ed Davis, Boozer, Ellington, Johnson could of been in the playoffs.

  • guest

    Even though it was pre season, when Lin and Davis were allowed to play p&r, Davis preseason fg% was ridiculous at 75%. Yes, it was preseason and a small sample size, but it showed the potential. And when allowed to play together later in the season, you saw glimpses of the chemistry.

    Through March, 2012: Tyson Chandler had a 68.2%fg, while being fed with Ally Oops, Inside dishes, and putbacks led by Lin.

    Brook Lopez will get his this season and the recognition he deserves, especially putting up with the Nets management in the previous years. For being loyal, Sean Marks and Atkinson brought in the best p&r player currently in the nba. to elevate his already spectacular game.

  • Win

    Hey Click Click,

    I have finally realized what you meant by “contributed” and I want to apologize for that. Thanks for all the JLin’s updates. :

  • psalm234

    Harden, man 😅
    “Harden rocking the headband and singing Adele. It’s over for the league. 😂”
    https://twitter.com/mccauley318/status/781259420533612544

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is still a regular guy.

  • psalm234

    Lin’s cooking is no longer underrated.

    cooking is definitely a great stress-reliever; very relaxing

  • norah mackenzie

    those shorts the headband and adele – the rockets are doomed.

  • Yura

    I wonder what his teammates think of him.

  • heart

    Glad to see that! Good for you!

  • Yura

    Nice

  • Yura

    Lol, just perfect.

  • psalm234

    A twitter survey on the Nets starting lineup shows 79% prefer Lin/Bogdanovic/Rondae/TBooker/Brook
    I’d say it’s good balance of offense (Lin/Bog/Brook) and defense (Lin/Rondae/Booker)

    79% JL, BB, RHJ, TB, BL
    04% JL, RF, BB, TB, BL
    14% JL, SK, BB, CMC, BL
    03% JL, RF, BB, TB, BL

    https://twitter.com/TheBKGame/status/781560389821722624

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Man, after watching the Lin/Davis partnership, I hardly can’;t wait to see what we have in the Lin/Brook.

    Although not as athletic as Ed and Chadler, Brook is tall enough and has better skill than both Davis/Chandler…Better scorer and can score further out the basket.

    Lin should gran more assist if he has enough shooters around him.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    This line-up and stil weak when it come to spreading the floor which is a big deal in the NBA.

  • PETE B

    Brooklyn Nets Positional Outlook: Center
    http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/09/29/brooklyn-nets-center/
    .

  • norah mackenzie

    i dont think i want to ask them – cos they will be seeing him very close and personal – ewww

  • Martin Chong

    NBA should have pre-pre-season for pre-season, so I don’t have to wait that long. And I’m not trolling.

  • PETE B
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hairston didn’t play too many minutes even as the starter. Given MKG uninjured, he would have played lots more minutes than Hairston. There is only one source the minutes were from; Jeremy’sw minutes. 26 minutes is not a whole lot last season. It could have been much less with a healthy MKG.

  • David Kim

    NetsDaily.com
    NetsDaily.com – ‏@NetsDaily

    Lin also repeated his line about #Nets culture, “They really really care, by far, by far, the most, for their athletes.”
    6:48 PM – 29 Sep 2016

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    The key to spreading the floor is having GREAT INSIDE SCORING – and the Nets have that in whatever combination of frontcourt players whether or not Brook Lopez is on the floor.

  • KHuang

    We’ll marvel at how Justin Hamilton is way better than Ed Davis and Tyson Chandler and Dwight Howard too.

  • KHuang

    There’s just too much race based disrespect against Lin, as we just saw from Rick James.

    Since when was a double figuring scoring guard whose bench led the NBA in all categories and was essentially the Lakers leading scorer worth only minimum wage?

  • Steppen03

    It’s okay, KHuang.
    It’s “fair.”
    Loved it so much when $2M JL7 outplayed $15M players last season.

  • KHuang

    If Ramon Sessions could play as well as Lin, he’d earn Lin money as a starting guard (actually BETTER because Sessions is NOT ASIAN).

    However, you as a Hornets fan will LEARN that there is NO WAY Ramon Sessions matches Lin’s impact even though the Hornets pay more money to Sessions than they intended to pay Lin.

  • norah mackenzie

    but seriously with all the $ they were giving to get sessions and other players esp now that kemba and cody are not 100% yet they sd have given the $ to lin. ironic isnt it? they keep saying that lin wasn’t a priority etc but now they will be starting their new season with a different team on the court

  • KHuang

    NO IT ISN’T.

    Since when was a double figure scoring player who led his team in multiple categories be worth only $2 million?

    This is TRUE WORKPLACE RACE DISCRIMINATION, and at much higher stakes than the typical person’s job.

    Put it this way: if a guy like Courtney Lee who averages less points and stats than Lin were offered $2 or even $5 million, it would make NATIONAL NEWS for being a ridiculously low contract offer. That’s what happened when Corey Brewer (who also averages less than Lin) was offered a similar amount to Lin’s $2 million by the Clippers. Brewer laughed off the offer and angrily shut down negotiations on the spot.

    I’m glad that the Nets aren’t DISCRIMINATING against Lin the way the Hornets did. You should be too.

  • KHuang

    Tyler Hansbrough was the best Charlotte pick and roll big for Lin.

    But Clifford “wisely” knew not to put them together on the court much, as Lin and Hansbrough would have torn up Walker and Batum in games like they did in practices.

  • KHuang

    The Charlotte Hornets spent more collectively on the brick shooting Belinelli, the unathletic slow Sessions, and the D league level Roberts than the Nets did on Lin.

    Both Belinelli and Sessions are earning more apiece than the insultingly low $5 million offer that Charlotte homers like Rick James call “fair” for Lin. That’s because the Hornets consider Lin to be a worse player than either Sessions or Belinelli.

    Charlotte has openly stated that they’ve “upgraded from Lin” and “expect to win 55 games”.

    Hopefully all of these players who are allegedly “better than Lin” will produce enough to get those 55 wins!

  • Rick James

    so true LOL

  • norah mackenzie

    there is no way they will win 55 games – none of these new players are the ball passing type imho. they needed a playmaker and a person who cd direct the ball the right way – i guess it will be interesting to see how that works out

  • Rick James

    Hornets fan LOL! Well maybe I am now, but I won’t be watching any of their games this season. Maybe a few to check things out.
    There is no way?? How can you know that, are you a fortune teller? I am not saying Ramon Sessions is as good as lin, but the fact is the nba is an exclusive club. Lets face the facts, there are probably alot of hidden gems in the nba who can play as good, if not better, as westbrook, or cp3 or whoever else and is hidden in the dleague, not given a chance to develop and shine. NBA is more of an exclusive club, sort of like the WWE. The owner picks who the stars will be and manufactures them. FAKE stars. As a lin fan, you should know this to be true.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    the key to spreading the floor is to actually have good shooters…so we disagree on that..You can not spread the floor with average and below average 3PT shooters.

    What will happen is defenders will not respect your below average shooters and will start sagging off these players to clog off the lane….In this case, it hurts Lin since he likes to drive into the lane.

    The point is to force defenders to stay with their man so that there’s enough space to operate in the lanes…

    For Brooks, if he’s surrounded by great shooters, it’s unlikely team will double-team him because it leaves a good shooter open for a 3.

    Under the current team, the guy who is guarding RHJ and Booker will sag off to double team Brooks since RHJ/Booker can not make them pay by consistently knocking down the 3PT shot.

  • lleepar
  • John Focker

    Anyone here from Taiwan? I’d like to support the Nets by watching with NBA Team Pass, but was wondering how to do it, since I can’t find International League Pass.

    Also, what is the legit way to watch the Nets’ preseason? I’m sitting here with my credit card to support the Nets, but need to find out how to spend it on the Nets.

    Please kindly help out, thanks!

  • Click Click

    Apology accepted

  • 22cents

    Professional Athletes need time to heal their body during off season.

  • takeme2cruz

    Starting Oct 1st, NBA dot com will start selling league pass including international.

  • psalm234

    I think both arguments of viable inside scoring and credible 3pt outside shooting have merits.
    Teams need both to be successful.

    For example, Spurs always had Tim Duncan’s inside presence and strong defense to create a dynasty but it wasn’t until they have consistent 3pt shooting, Parker&Manu driving/slashing and great ball movement that they dominated and won multiple titles.

    But ultimately, for a young team like the Nets (or even experienced teams), the #1 concern should be defense. It can easily be a difference between 21 Wins-season or 40 Wins- season
    With Lin, Brook, Bog and Scola, offense would come naturally but defense is a hard thing to master since the whole team needs to buy in, work hard to sacrifice their bodies and it takes a lot of time to develop chemistry.

    I have high hope that Kenny can instill team defense philosophy. If not mistaken, one Nets announcer mentioned Kenny had the Hawks ranked at 4th on defense last year.

  • takeme2cruz

    Spreading the floor is 5 men constantly moving to the open space while the ball keeps passing until the they have the open man or the open lane or mismatched defender.

  • deesee5

    Maybe I’d wait a few games to see if the Nets will be any good for sure? I’m in the same boat with getting league pass for the season. Last thing I want is to be depressed knowing the Nets play terrible, or angry if Lin is not used properly or if the team tanks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai
  • heart

    Thanks Kwok. Please re-post these predictions at the end of the season.

  • 22cents

    There must be some sports bar in Taiwan, right? Taipei for sure. Not sure the other places, though.

  • BobbyH

    Along with the predictions of Lin fans here. haha.

  • KHuang

    Actually, the Spurs easily won titles without Parker and Ginobili.

    With David Robinson and Duncan down low, there was so much inside fominance that the Spurs did not need outside shooting.

  • KHuang

    If it worked the way you said it does, then the incredibly hot shooting Golden State Warriors would have won the title despite Bogut going down.

    So NO.

  • HVJoy

    If you are in Taiwan, there is one TV station that will broadcast the Nets preseason games (and probably regular season games also.)

    http://jlinfans.com/t/topic/3717/143

  • Vincent
  • Vincent

    lins shot looks a little different. looks smooth tho

  • KHuang

    So you INSIST that Ramon Sessions indeed is as good as Lin?

    You must be new to the NBA and have never seen Ramon Sessions play mediocre basketball his entire career.

    By the way, you of all people do not understand that TRUE stars cannot be “manufactured”. Your notion that Lin is a manufactured star that can easily be eclipsed by a very mediocre below average player like Sessions, either you’re a Charlotte homer or Nets hater.

  • heart

    Quicker release. Praying that he will break his own 3s record this season.

  • Vincent

    I agree, but I do believe that the 2014 spurs that beat miami is the best they have EVER performed. Everyone played well and scored when they needed to. They had green ginobili belinelli and patty mills who knocked down countless shots during their championship run that year

  • KHuang

    Nice smooth relaxed release, no hitch in Lin’s shot caused by his typical wrong foot placement.

  • Vincent

    yeah, I think lin’s new shot form wil finally pay off since he will be given a chance to get into rhythm.

  • KHuang

    Not always.

    This is the NBA where zone defenses seal off passing and driving lanes so thoroughly that often the only available play is to ram the ball through a defensive wall.

    At lower levels of amateur and semipro basketball, there are open spaces galore because players just don’t have the NBA physicality to cover large amounts of ground and play high above the rim.

    But in the NBA, even the worst teams have 7 footers that run like guards and point guards like Lin that block shots like 7 footers.

    Thus often the only way to break through such defenses is THROUGH opponents – and the Nets have two guys in Lin and Lopez who have proven that they can do it against any defense and possibly a third in Justin Hamilton.

  • KHuang

    Once Lin fully fixed his shot last midseason, Lin didn’t even need to get into rhythm to explode off the bench.

    Lin’s explosive MVP level bursts off the bench were hotter than any bench player’s I’ve ever seen, including the legendary Vinnie “The Microwave” Johnson of the Bad Boys Pistons.

  • heart
  • Vincent

    yeah i agree.. I knew working with doc during each off season would eventually pay off

  • KHuang

    I used to be Doc’s worst critic, but I WAS WRONG.

    Lin and Doc do indeed know best.

  • psalm234

    definitely looks smoother and effortless.
    The less jump would help preserve his stamina too

    I remember Lin performed so well in preseason (HOU and CHA) but coming off the bench & less PT hurt his consistency. I think this year would be very different as he can sustain his rhythm better as a starter.

  • Vincent

    Yeah me too. I think whenever you make changes to your game there is going to always be that period where you see regression before progression

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s been a long road for Jeremy, reworking his shot. It will be wonderful to see it pay off this season …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/781913330369884160
    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/781913879567826949

  • heart

    Key words: “getting used to”+”quicker release”= “repeatable” and “consistent” = Wins!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I sure will remind those sport writers how wrong they are.

  • Yura

    😍 yay

  • Yura

    He’s ready

  • spiderman

    No more T-Rex release lol

  • Click Click
  • heart
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Chris B.

    I was in Vegas and made a wager of $600 for Brooklyn Nets to exceed 20.5 wins for the up coming season. That is as certain of a win as there is any. I figure that $500 is free easy money. I have nothing to lose, so just for the fun of it, I put down another $400 for the Nets to the Eastern conference. Here is the thing, the risk reward for this is just insane. That $400 will win $200,000 if by some fluke, the Nets will win the East. Worst case scenario, I will still get $100 for all my trouble. Here’s the wager tickets. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7106864dbe39ccf02c6f967da86b9f7db80e4eb593e744b4425d564d8aaf6272.jpg

  • Click Click

    I don’t bet, but Nets are guaranteed to win over 20.5 games as long as Brook and Lin stay healthy. You should’ve put more money on that.

  • pandaboy99

    I hope lins forms sticks. i remember preseason last year he was hot from 3 for a bunch of the early games then he went cold for awhile

  • heart

    Being a starter will help tremendously since he’s a big rhythm guy. He actually declared that he’s ‘more comfortable’ w/ his new shot now…He won’t say it if it has not. The other part he has ALLUDED to today is about knowing and adjusting to playing w/ new teammates…He said he does better when he knows what’s he’s getting into.

    https://twitter.com/BryanFonsecaNY/status/781925215295135744

    https://twitter.com/BryanFonsecaNY/status/781925159133470720

  • Click Click

    Interesting Isaiah Whitehead interview today…

    http://www.nba.com/nets/video/2016/09/30/trainingcampdayfour

  • heart

    New culture guys… The press is surprise!
    https://twitter.com/AlbaneseLaura/status/781923692561436674

  • Click Click
  • Rick James

    they want the press to go easy on them, the season will be rough, better to get on their good side early 😉

  • Click Click

    We’re all ready!

  • heart

    Laura Albanese, Sports writer for Newsday, under her twitter’s profile picture says she’s a “Lover of underdogs” and “Daughter of a Chef”. You know, Lin is an underdog and likes cooking and eating…Just saying…

  • webattorney

    Hmmm . . . maybe I will put down 10K on winning over 20.5 and $500 on making playoff.

  • webattorney

    Question: Do I have to physically show up at Superbook location to buy tickets and also to collect winnings? I don’t feel like driving all the way there. Lol

  • LAJane

    You are a fair man, KHuang 🙂

    As always, love your posts! Glad for them, and salivating for what is looking to be a juicy season after these long dry years!

  • Chris B.

    Unless a team is incompetent from the top down, there is absolutely no reasons for any team will not win 20 games. Even when the Lakers were tanking the year Jeremy played for them, they managed 21 wins. The Nets are in no position to tank this season.

  • Chris B.

    Unfortunately, to buy, yes. To collect, you can mail in your tickets with name and info on back of tickets.

  • webattorney

    Tx for the info.

  • Chris B.

    If you are going to bet, go to Westgate. They are the world biggest sport book. It is massive. They give the best odds. I went to MGM, and they want give me a 125/1 odds of Nets winning Eastern Conference. Westgate gave 500/1, almost 5 times bigger payout.

  • webattorney

    Yes, I have their hours and location at the Westgate Resort. Tx.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Vets like Luis Scola can shoulder some of the leadership responsibilities on the Nets, too. Kenny Atkinson has said :

    “I don’t think you can overstate it, everything he brings to the table, how he’s shown our young guys how to work, how to be professional, how to play the game, intelligence, composure … . I know it’s early, but he’s been everything, as advertised.”
    __________
    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/781457052614979584

  • Click Click

    If by some slim chance you win on the EC bet, I would not mail it it. Fly there and make sure you get your money.

  • HVJoy

    The newspaper, Newsday, was owned by Cablevision which was owned by James Dolan, the owner of Knicks, from 2008 to 2016.

    Now his brother Patrick Dolan and father, Charles Dolan, own majority shares of Newsday. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsday

    After Knicks declined to match Rockets’ offer for Lin in the off-season 2012, the newspaper regularly took the Knicks’ position in its reporting regarding Jeremy Lin, i.e., hostile and dismissive.

  • Click Click
  • HVJoy

    He was supportive of Lin and critical of Rockets when Lin was in Houston.

    Glad to hear from him again!

  • heart

    Good to know. I was just kidding. Lin doesn’t need the headache… I rather him having fun and focus on basket ball for now. As lin said, there’s “unfinished business” in NY. His chance is here! Anyway, God has a perfect mate waiting when you’re willing to wait if it’s in His will for you to marry. God’s timing is best! Lin knows that!

  • Click Click

    Yeah, one of the only fair-minded Lin supporters in Houston media.

  • fungch1218

    Unlike other teams, the Nets have no draft picks, they are motivated to win more.
    I believe they can win at least 30 games.
    It’s smart to bet on it.

  • HVJoy

    Hey, having a girlfriend now may be helpful to Lin. 🙂 I agree with you on the timing though. As for Newsday, I hope it will not continue to reflect the “official stance” of Knicks as it did against Lin.

  • sydpang

    Came across this article on SoleCollector detailing how shoe deals are handed out and structured for NBA players. One thing that stuck out was how shoe companies give players incentives to make more money based on how many points they average. That alone isn’t surprising, but reminded me that pro sports is a business and helps explain the prevalence of selfish play in the league.

    http://solecollector.com/news/2016/09/how-nba-sneaker-contracts-work

  • heart

    Thanks for the info. That’s very informative of how these sponsored sports merchandise work.

  • sydpang

    Glad you liked it! Goes to show how special JLin is as a player who just wants his team to win above all else. He can score if his team needs it, but he’s just as happy getting the game-winning steal or making the smart play to seal a win.

  • heart

    You’re right, Lin is a team-first guy. He’s very unselfish about his own points. He just wants to win. We follow him long enough to know that by now. He’s also unselfish in spending his own free time in nurturing and teaching others the craft. That’s a lot of energy and life that he expends and pours into another person’s life. I remember he helped Howard’s mentality on his free throws. After spending one season w/ Lin on the team, Howard’s improved his FT tremendously. I credit Lin for that. Finally, Lin has his own Center who wants to work with him. We look forward to this season…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nathan Gottlieb contacted Jeremy’s shooting coach, Doc Scheppler, to talk about Jeremy’s shooting at practice today. Doc wrote back to talk about the importance of belief …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/781930451061661699
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/781931465818988545
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/781931598887415809

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Alleluia.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What is it? I can’t collect them all.

  • KHuang

    But Lebron and Wade were INJURED that year with serious back trouble, Bosh wasn’t himself, and the 4th big star Shane Battier lost his physical ability to play due to age.

    There are no asterisks in championships, but that was a HOBBLED Miami team the Spurs faced.

  • webattorney

    Now we know why Harden wants to score more points rather than defend harder. Lol Harden is actually a good businessman.

  • KHuang

    There is no such thing as a NBA shooter who doesn’t need rhythm and minutes to shoot well.

    If anything, Lin has heated up off the bench hotter than any player I’ve ever seen.

  • KHuang

    When I am WRONG, I admit it!!!

  • webattorney

    Vinny the Microwave.

  • Win

    I wanna bet too. Especially the over 20.5 game bet, it is a sure win!

  • KHuang

    Luis Scola is a tremendous player.

    I’ve always viewed him as a “poor man’s Tim Duncan”.

    Scola is a rugged player who is extremely crafty in exploiting opponent weaknesses.

    With the Nets as a likely low minute starter because he runs plays crisply and has tremendous experience, Scola is the ideal low usage veteran that opens up the court for Lin, Bojan, and Lopez.

  • KHuang

    I watched A TON of Vinnie “Microwave” Johnson, and Lin was a VASTLY HOTTER AND SUPERIOR PLAYER.

    Vinnie Johnson could not singlehandedly beat opponents off the bench like Lin does – plus Microwaves scoring bursts came in bunches but usually did not sustain over whole games like Lin does.

    Even the Microwave often needed minutes and touches to get going – and he was featured much more than Lin. I never thought of Vinnie Johnson as being less skilled or less important than Isiah Thomas or Joe Dumars.

  • Click Click
  • sydpang

    Selfishness is still at the heart of it, but it does lend some practicality to the behavior rather than simply wanting to score the most points to maintain some sort of alpha status on the team or in the eyes of the fans and media.

    There’s a notion that the NBA is all about offense. Offense is exciting, but defense can also be electrifying and just as beautiful. Basketball players should be judged on what they do on both ends of the floor!

  • KHuang

    Great post.

    I admire Harden for his business sense, but I cannot stand his incredibly selfish and defenseless loser game.

  • Mac cute

    Hello,

    Is there a betting site that I could go and start betting?

    Thanks in advance.

  • KHuang

    In the 80s, there were tons of players like Harden that scored a lot and played no defense.

    Nobody cared about those guys, as a player like Harden who gives up more points than he scores was considered a major court liability.

  • KHuang

    That’s unfortunate, but that might actually improve the Sixers record.

    Ben Simmons at PG would have been brutally bad, given that Simmons has no PG instincts and has very limited fundamentals.

    The Sixers season now rests on the shoulders of their presumed new starting PG, Jerryd Bayless who himself is nursing minor injuries. Bayless is one of the few PGs in the NBA good enough to openly play head to head against Lin without help.

    In fact, Jerryd Bayless as a starting PG is long overdue.

  • sydpang

    I always tell people there should only be one stat: Wins-to-Losses. Along the same lines, +/- is kind of like a individual player’s win/loss column since it takes into account the whole game of basketball while a player is on the court, not just one side of the court.

  • Chris B.

    No worries. I already booked my flight to Vegas for June 2017 to come pick up my loot.

  • blueCypher

    I imagine not season ending though

  • psalm234

    Tim Grover (MJ’s ex-trainer) raised the same concern that many people are thinking about the recent weight gain (33lbs)

    Tim Grover: “Ben Simmons puts on 33 lbs, now a broken foot. Related? For sure. Athletes can’t add that much weight that quickly w/out impacting movement.”
    https://twitter.com/ATTACKATHLETICS/status/781988141112684544

  • Spot

    That’s exactly what I was thinking about

  • BobbyH

    Maybe we should start a pool to record who predicts what.

  • Spot

    Agree. Simmons is overrated.

    He hasn’t got a decent shot, he can’t defend and is not good in setting up his teammates.

    He is just good in transition, not enough for a 1st pick in the draft.

  • KHuang

    A lot of times, these early one and done players come to the NBA too early for their bodies to handle, and then they spend their careers injured.

    Exhibit A-Z: any one and done from John Calipari Kentucky team.

  • KHuang

    The lottery is now filled with busts.

  • Click Click

    Philly’s organization is incompetent. Their owners, GM, coaches, trainers, etc. are all bad at their jobs. Nets slimmed down and toned up their players. The guys who did bulk up, like CMC, did it gradually and correctly.

  • takeme2cruz

    Agree.

  • PETE B

    So do sixers rehire San hinkie

  • takeme2cruz

    Sadly millions of bb fans have bought into that lie.

  • KHuang

    If stats sheets were abolished, people would see the game the same way you do.

  • fungch1218

    I was so angry when some fans wanted Lin going to Philly simply b/c they had starting PG position open.
    Or they wanted Lin to follow any team where MDA is coaching.

  • psalm234

    I’m so glad 76ers didn’t show interest to Lin.
    The losing culture would be hard to overcome without total overhaul of the Front Office, coaches, etc.

    From the very beginning, 76ers beat writer said they would only have a short-term interest in Lin because they want to prepare for Ben Simmons as the #1 draft pick to be the Point Forward.

  • takeme2cruz

    Why angry at the fans who had different opinion than yours?

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I was against Lin going to Philly, even though I knew it was a possibility. Rockets and Knicks were the other 2 teams I was totally against Lin going to, but I knew those were much less likely candidates.

    Good thing Lin already made up his mind before free agency started and thought this very important career decision through. He made the right choice in going to the Nets.

  • fungch1218

    They didn’t respect what Lin said in his interviews and what he suffered.

    Sixers has passed many chances to get Lin, and they has been playing to lose.
    The Rockets, Lakers, Knicks, Sixers or playing in China should not be mentioned in FA discussion.

  • Bauer

    Mila Kunis doppelganger

  • psalm234

    No doubt. Throughout the career, this is the first time he’ll have both support from GM and his coach.
    Also, the first time he is on the 1st name basis with the coach 🙂

    100% support from the coach and organization would catapult his confidence to new heights.
    I want to see how well Jeremy can perform when he doesn’t have to look over his shoulder.
    This should be a fun season!

  • psalm234

    Also, based on the amount of recent injuries that 76ers players had, the new Nets might be better in keeping their players healthy with their new Performance Team.

    So glad Lin is in the Nets team

  • Click Click

    He has to catch himself when he says “Kenny,” without saying coach first.

    Having the whole organization behind him is great, but also have teammates that accept him as their leader and won’t be jealous or try to backstab him is even better. Lin is in a perfect situation right now.

  • Chris B.

    I saw some online sites for sport betting. Sorry, I forgot the names of them. However, I think it’s too risky to bet online. I am afraid they might not honor the bet if I actually win. Even when I was at Westgate, they initially only allow me to bet $100 for Nets winning Eastern Conference. The guy was in shocked that I even made that bet. He was afraid that I had some insider information or that some tampering was involved. I had to await an extra 15 minutes later to make another $300 bet, so that he can check the news and see if the odd has been dramatically since my first bet of $100. The point in saying all this is I think that there is a lot of shading dealings in sport betting. You have to go to a reputable source if you want your money.

  • blueCypher

    33 pounds is a lot.

  • takeme2cruz

    At that time, MDA was hired and speculated he would be the next head coach. Also, the Nets didn’t hire Atkinson yet. Things changed since then help your opinion is correct so far so very good. But right or wrong, the result is still not out there.

  • Lin Dunn

    Was he told to gain wt?

  • fungch1218

    Lakers Nation
    ‏@LakersNation
    Byron Scott says that he doesn’t have, or need, a relationship D’Angelo Russell

    Any reporter asked Lin or BS their relationship? I bet BS not in Lin’s memory anymore.
    BS should never back to coaching.
    I don’t like James Dolan or D. Morey, but don’t hate them. I understand their reasons why they treated Lin.
    But BS is the worst, in term of coaching and personality.

  • blueCypher

    BS is a freaking black hole

  • psalm234

    not sure but it was intentional to match up NBA players’ strength.
    An odd decision to plan to gain so much weight then lose some.
    33 lbs in 3 months is simply too much for the body

    “I’m a lot stronger [now],” said Simmons, who was listed at 240 pounds while at LSU but said Monday that he weighed 217 before the June 23 draft. “I’m at the point where I want to cut down a little bit and play at a nice weight. Physically just being out there, guys are a lot stronger than in college, but I’m also a lot stronger than I was in college, so it’s just about taking hits and bumps or whatever it is and finishing at the rim.”

    The key to his weight gain, Simmons says, has been eating well, lifting weights and working hard.
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17645220/philadelphia-76ers-rookie-ben-simmons-gained-33-pounds-leaving-lsu

  • psalm234

    maybe only if Hinkie is willing to play Point Forward 😄

  • Click Click

    “There were times . . . I would revert to my old shot, then I’d go to my new shot, then I’d be somewhere in between,” Lin said. “After the game, I would just be like, ‘man, I don’t even know what form I’m using right now.’ . . . [But] the other one was too hard on my legs and when I had fresh legs, I’d shoot it well and when I didn’t, I wouldn’t . . . ”

    “Changing my shot, it’s much more repeatable . . . It’s less contingent on how much energy I have.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/hillis-jefferson-working-hard-to-improve-his-jump-shot-1.12391007

  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    It’s something Jeremy Lin said he struggled with all of last year, when he, too, was in a transition phase. It’s not easy to vanquish years of muscle memory, and the change to his jump shot — Lin isn’t jumping as high or bringing the ball back as far — initially caused a dip in his numbers. After almost a year and a half (he started working on it after his final season with the Lakers), it clicked.

    “There were times . . . I would revert to my old shot, then I’d go to my new shot, then I’d be somewhere in between,” Lin said. “After the game, I would just be like, ‘man, I don’t even know what form I’m using right now.’ . . . [But] the other one was too hard on my legs and when I had fresh legs, I’d shoot it well and when I didn’t, I wouldn’t . . . ”

    “Changing my shot, it’s much more repeatable . . . It’s less contingent on how much energy I have.”

  • linfan

    Lin must have been hitting the weights again this summer. In the training camp video, he looks really ripped. His body is completely different from when he played with the Knicks. Bigger shoulders, bigger arms, all beefed up to battle the NBA monsters. All good as long as his speed and agility remain, those are his biggest assets.

  • KHuang

    Great post

  • Lin Dunn

    Is the player in yellow at the very beginning of the vid AB?
    BTW, Jlin looks good.

  • heart

    The players wearing black ‘starting’ jersey in the picture in this article are: Lin, Lopez, Scola, Foye, & can’t tell if it’s Beau Beech or Bog. We know Lin and Lopez are permanent starters. The others we don’t know yet and can’t assume…

  • fungch1218

    When MDA went to his first interview outside Philly, I said the people he wouldn’t be the Philly next HC, not to say after the Sixer’s HC represent the team in the lottery.
    It also means MDA want exit too.

    The Sixers ownership should not release Sam Hinkie’s resignation letter.
    It proves their bad culture.

  • Briiick

    Lin is hitting it 100% in the video.

  • Briiick

    That is our familiar Lin, always trying to help his team win unlike some stat padders who need the whole organization to help them get their meaningless stats.

  • heart
  • Michael

    Immediately refutes their claim that Bev is a better fit at PG for defensive reasons, I mean are they going to try playing a shooting guard that can’t score but plays defense, since their point guard will be destroyed by any guard with a quick step? The Lakers went down this road before, with Kobe trying to play a PG, even the Knicks tried it back in the day with Melo playing Point Forward. None of those players have a true Point Guards mentality, it never ends well.

  • Michael

    The only problem is Lin will spend all his time dogging the chef for food 😛

  • psalm234

    Good observation. I see Booker also wore black ‘starter’ jersey.
    It’s probably just a scrimmage lineup but it’s interesting.

    Booker is the future PF but I can also see Scola as a starter in the early season with limited min just to set the tone as an experienced vet. He started all 76 games with the Raptors. Foye only started 8 games so most likely he’ll be off-the-bench.

  • kauaiblue

    Still dont like that flared right elbow.

  • Acbc

    I can’t believe what I just read! We’ve been fighting over this for so long, lol. Did you note how perfect his right elbow was? It was set right over his right knee and hip. Now everything is in one perfect plane, no hitch, no flying elbow.

  • psalm234

    NetsDaily thinks JLin is the most important Nets player this season because he will help Brook plays even better.
    I agree.

    @GregGonsky: In your expert opinion, who is the most important Nets player this season?
    @NetsDaily: Jeremy Lin. Lopez averaged 20.6 ppg with two PGs who are playing overseas. A good PnR point guard and he would average 25.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/782035569819783168

  • grover chang

    True. So true.

  • grover chang

    YOU THE MAN, CHRIS BALDWIN!

  • Rick Johnson

    Guy in yellow looks like Bennett to me.

  • Yura

    Of course he is. He’s overall one of the most talked about player in this industry. Otherwise, the Nets would NOT be getting all this attention in the media. 🙂

  • Yura

    Loving all these videos. Thanks!!!

  • Yura

    Yes, he’s so fricken stunning.

  • Rick James

    well, all that muscle only adds weight which is not perfect for a game like basketball where you need stamina. Of course, he is more of a defensive player than most point guards so I guess that added muscle will be useful.

  • spiderman

    Finally someone who speaks the obvious

  • psalm234

    Bryan Fonseca wrote a good article about Lin’s shooting form and his confident mentality as a starter.
    “A confident Jeremy Lin says it’s all good in Brooklyn”
    https://twitter.com/BryanFonsecaNY/status/782056687620546560

  • psalm234

    Although he’s had some previous success coming off the bench, Lin undoubtedly suggests that knowing he’s not only the starting point guard but starting in general will do nothing but help get the best out of him.

    “The biggest thing as a starter is you kind of know what you’re going to get, where as a bench player you don’t know,” Lin said. “Going back to when I was with the Knicks, college, whatever, you’d play me in the second half or fourth quarter, that’s usually when I’d take it up another notch in terms of play in crunch situations – stuff like that. I’m a big time rhythm, confidence, and comfort player so when I’m comfortable and confident, and I know what I’m getting myself into I tend to play better.”

    One has to figure that with Lin starting without question, Kenny Atkinson leading the way, it’s entirely possible, and even likely that Jeremy Lin will be a different —and hopefully— a better player.

  • KHuang

    As usual, you are spinning a total MYTH about Lin and muscle in general.

    Lin will be as quick as ever with that added muscle.

  • KHuang

    Is this forum THE ONLY pro Lin forum on the Internet?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Luis Scola and Manu Ginobili, before and after.

    Luis started playing professional basketball in 1995, the same year that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Chris McCullough, and Isaiah Whitehead were born.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/MatteoAmorati/status/777621257483325441

  • Chris B.

    Does brook-lin.com count? They have very good contents and articles about Lin and Nets. You can comments on articles, but the only thing lacking is conversational topics like this sites and the other Lin site that you hate.

  • John Focker

    …or Lin hair products, for that matter.

  • KHuang

    Hey, I’ve never been to that site.

    I’ll check it out. Thanks!

    I’m just looking for other pro-Lin sites where I can get intelligent analysis from Lin fans that watch the game closely.

  • John Focker

    I know about 緯來, but they have some announcers that are idiots and Lin haters. Can’t stand their idiocy.

  • Click Click

    Someone made a subreddit a few months ago for Lin, but it’s not really active. I use it mainly to post articles, interviews, videos, etc. so I can search for it easier without going to my bookmarks.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/JLin7/

    Most English-speaking Lin fans who aren’t here or the other site are on Facebook and Twitter. There’s an active private Lin chat room on Twitter that I got kicked out of because I dared say something negative about Hillary to “g” / wukong.

  • Click Click

    LOL crazy pictures. It must be awesome for these guys to have been playing together for so many years internationally, and had the success they’ve had both in the NBA and FIBA.

  • Click Click

    Calm yourself, Yura. :p

  • KHuang

    Thanks, Clickster.

    That forum looks a bit too uncohesive to me.

    Essentially THIS forum seems to be the last remaining pro Lin forum on the Internet – – and I’d add that this forum is the highest profile Lin forum for sure.

  • KHuang

    I wish the Nets had Walter Herrmann, even today.

    Call me crazy, but I felt that he was the most talented player of the Golden Generation.

    More than any other Argentinian, Herrmann easily puts up 20 points against NBA teams whenever given decent minutes. He nearly defeated the Suns last preseason when he was playing for Flamengo Brazil, and the Suns were utterly powerless to stop him. Today he absolutely would help Lin’s Nets.

    I’ve been calling Walter Herrmann “the white Dr J”.

  • Click Click

    There’s a reason why I stuck around here, even though we’ve had our fair share of trolls and haters. They’re more scared to blatantly and openly troll here because it’s actually moderated. We also call them out here, so they usually can’t troll for too long.

    It’s sad to see the other site turn out the way it has. I don’t understand why they refuse to moderate that place.

  • KHuang

    Click Click, I MYSELF have done some trolling here!!!

    I’ll tolerate Administration here letting a few trolls go as long as I can regularly get my troll shots in at them!

    People are dropping away from the other forum like flies – I am one of them. It’s just getting harder and harder for pro Lin fans to post anything without having their threads hijacked by Lin haters from Charlotte, LA, and Houston. The lies and cheating and sexual flaming spewed by those trolls have completely impeded actual Lin analysis and celebration. That forum is now even more anti Lin than Clutchfans ever was.

    All I ever wanted was a clean forum where NBA basketball could be discussed objectively and not with the extreme racial bias against Asians that most Americans have. This forum is the ONLY one that does that.

  • Click Click

    I know you’ve trolled here. Sometimes you could get out of hand. Same with me, nobody is perfect. I usually just ignore it when you troll because I know deep down, you’re not a Lin hater. Same with cruz. We get into major battles here, but I know deep down, he’s also a true Lin fan.

  • KHuang

    I only go after haters here that spew lies about me, like Rick James did here when he said I “wasn’t American”.

    Administration here knows that I don’t just attack people out of the blue for no reason. They also know that often I sound as if I’m angry at a view I disagree with when I’m actually just passionately discussing my view and have great respect for the opposing viewpoint.

    There are some known trolls who post here, but they don’t post anti Lin garbage. That’s just fine with me.

    Just like players used to push the hated old illegal defense rule to its limits (actually the Lakers and Celtics were allowed to play zone while nobody else was), I know how much to push my limits here. Beyond that, I know not to go.

  • norah mackenzie

    what i still dont get is why cluthfans for example has still active threads talking abt jeremy lin? he hasnt been there for so long and yet they still actively talk abt him – what is their issue? were they not loved enough as kids ?

  • KHuang

    Because Lin’s exactly THE player that the Rockets need in exactly the “WRONG” racial package!!!

    Rockets fans cannot handle the dichotomy, so they VENT on clutchfans.

  • Click Click

    Because some of them are hardcore racists. They’re just no-life trolls who hates Lin and Lin fans, and can’t let things go. The really bad ones that follow Lin around to every team he plays for and makes alt accounts just to troll and hate on Lin are most likely people with mental disorders. They probably have nobody in their lives that care about them and love them. It’s actually very sad.

  • Rick Johnson
  • KHuang

    Actually, these trolls are probably getting TOO MUCH love and are SPOILED.

    They’re angry at Lin fans because the trolls want to kill anybody who doesn’t worship them.

    It’s just like how the worst abusers I know are almost always from spoiled rich backgrounds where nobody ever could knock them upside the head for disrespecting people.

  • KHuang

    TERRIFIC article!

    Netsdaily is a great site.

    Its members are skeptical that Lin can improve the team, but the forum writes great actual analysis of Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    RHJ seems like a good defensive SG to play with JLin. Perhaps like Shumpert was during Linsanity. Just got to get that shot down .

    https://twitter.com/BryanFonsecaNY/status/782002063924404224

  • Win

    I was thinking the same. Hope he is that good.

  • KHuang

    I hope NOT –

    Iman Shumpert couldn’t dribble, couldn’t shoot, and was wildly overrated defensively.

    Lin’s high Linsanity turnovers was because Shumpert’s man could come over to jam Lin since Shumpert didn’t have enough game to punish opponents from loading up on Lin defensively.

  • Rick Johnson

    Really? I thought he was good defensively. In that Toronto game Calderon was giving Lin lots of trouble until Shumpert guarded him and shut him down.

  • Rick Johnson

    Or maybe MKG?

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Mr KHuang, leave Rick alone as he will always ‘bench’ JL whenever he smells the opportunity to do so and give weird and warped statements disguised as opinions. IMO There are many ghost bloggers for some agents with vested interest infesting JL fan sites. Haha cheers

  • John Focker

    While it’s wrong to be racist trolls who hate on someone who looks different, what really confuses and bothers me are the TONS of Taiwan netizens who seem to be on a mission to trash Lin. If one can’t be proud of one’s own ethnicity and heritage and cheer for a successful compatriot, what’s left?

  • Rick Johnson

    Man, if Lin could start shooting something close to Curry he will be big

    “The biggest difference is when you shoot from deep. When you look at the way Steph (Curry) shoots, he shoots from half-court and it looks the same, he has that ability…I feel like I’m trending in that direction, but at the end of the day it’s on me to make shots in the game.”

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Those haters were Americans disguised as oversea Chinese or Taiwanes or as other Asians etc… Haha Cheers

  • Chris B.

    Shumpert also shut down Rubio in the Minnesota game in which Rubio was having his way with Jeremy until the final minute when Rubio choked away the game with 2 critical turnovers. I have watched all the Linsanity games as least 10 times, and you could make the case that Shumpert was actually the most valuable player in 2 of them. Without him, the Knicks would have surely lost the Minnesota game and the Raptors game. We only remember Jeremy making the last 2 clutch plays in at the end in the Toronto game, but Calderon was owning Jeremy all night with his hot shooting.

  • John Focker

    I know what you mean, but I was specifically referring to netizens posting on Taiwan news websites and forums in Traditional Chinese text, which would be kind of tough for American fakers. 🙂

  • casual bb fan

    If those posting were authentic then you can safely conclude that those are brainwashed Asians whom have lost their eastern culture. Haha cheers.

  • Chris B.

    Curry shoot 3-pt at around 45% last year. If Jeremy can shoot anywhere near 40%, I think he can be even more lethal than Steph because of his ability to drive and draw FT. That was the problem with Steph in the Finals. He couldn’t be depended to draw contact and get points down the stretch and that was why the Warriors lost.

  • psalm234
  • Yura

    :>

  • Yura

    Coolio

  • Yura

    Same. I thought he was always a good defensive player.

  • psalm234
  • Yura

    I like how this forum is set up. Great updates and info. Positive and at times very amusing and angry conversations between fans 🙂

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  • Yura

    He got his confidence back with the Hornets. He knew from the start that Kemba was their star player and he will never replace him. Didn’t he tell Kemba he is there to HELP him from the beginning? I don’t think he had any hopes of becoming anything except playing the game and building himself in that team which was successful. Mentally, he seemed more relaxed without much expectations.. just my opinion.

  • takeme2cruz

    Not saying shumpert was not important in the game but Lin scored the final 6 points to tie and to win the game. Anything else before that we can list all those Knicks contributing.

  • Click Click

    Yup. From the get-go, Lin’s goal in Charlotte was to rehab his career and value. He wanted to be a winner again. He found the joy for the game of basketball again, playing with a team that actually played like a team. No, it wasn’t the perfect situation for him last year, but it led to the perfect situation now in Brooklyn.

  • Yura

    Omg. This is going to be so fun to watch. Just trying to imagine Harden the Sloth defend other point guards.. LOL.

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah i thought as much – it was just non stop lin bashing which continues till today. and they think that harden is their messiah and everyone else is there just to ‘serve” harden.

  • norah mackenzie

    the difference is that lin is from taiwan and of course the china vs taiwan dispute does influence pple but from what i have read or seen online there are just lots of trolls who bash lin for their own agendas. like the knicks fans who keep badmouthing lin even now – not all of them of course but there are some – i remember i asked some of these trolls – if lin was so bad then why havent the knicks done better since carmelo is there etc? and i also asked them why on earth did the knicks choose rose who is under investigation and who hasnt played consistently for a long time ? and paid rose and noah $$$$ – somehow i got no answers. i wonder why? the knicks are just a disaster for sure

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  • Yura

    He seems so happy this season. If he’s happy, we are happy. :>

  • John Focker

    You’d be surprised, but I actually see way more Taiwanese trash Lin than mainland Chinese. My theory is that mainlander netizens are more basketball-savvy, while there are more (percentage-wise) Taiwanese who don’t know jackshyt about basketball but like to pretend as if they do. Then they mask their ignorance with a thin veil of fake objectivity.

    Come to think of it, it’s not too dissimilar to the current state of our old turf.

  • John Focker

    Now he has a get-out-of-jail card if he does badly, at least for a while, instead of being labeled a bust right away.

  • norah mackenzie

    i think i need one for myself though – phew.

  • norah mackenzie

    i am sorry but i dont like russell at all – esp with the nick young situation. nick was wrong but russell had no business doing that

  • Steppen03

    He actually “knows” how to find joy… Found it before joining the Hornets, IMO. It’s just the situation made it “even more so,” unlike LA and Hou. It REALLY was a big breath of fresh air – seeing him high-fivings his teammates and cheering from sidelines. We really can’t expect Hornets to promote JL7 like Kemba & Batum. It’s not in their plans. No expectations = No disappointments.
    However, This Nets season I have GREAT Expectations. But I won’t be disappointed because … I know… I know.
    The NETS – Top 3rd seed.

  • LAJane

    Coaches must hate this…financial incentive for their players to go rogue.

  • Steppen03

    It’s a matter of time before JL7 catch up to Curry’s supreme shooting… Last season, he’s On Fire in the Spurs game, in Clippers preseason, in Hou Vs Sixers, Spurs, etc… Yes, other players have had these type of games too – just not repeatable for them. But for Lin … His hardwork will come to fruition.

  • norah mackenzie

    all i know is that i avoid those ” haters” cos it just reminds me that pple have too much time on their hands to “hate’ lin – they have had 6 years to try and bring him down but he is still standing so yeah the guy is tough

  • norah mackenzie

    they are hardcore that is right – and living in delusion – if they want to praise the rockets team that is fine but to bash everyone who is not harden is too OTT – even now. harden is not their savior esp if he wants to start wearing those shorts and headband and play PG – ewww –

  • norah mackenzie

    true dat but i am glad that lin isnt there anymore – seeing harden trying to be a pg in shorts wd be so funny that jeremy wd not be able to concentrate – heh heh – i saw the training camp video fmyself – it was not pretty

  • norah mackenzie

    and hibbert too right?

  • norah mackenzie

    so much reporting abt lin and the nets – good – and btw did you see melo and rose together – they looked depressed

  • norah mackenzie

    because he is too good looking? and they cannot cope with the dazzling basketball skills as well so they need to ‘hate ” him. feel sorry for them.

  • John Focker

    Last year’s Hornets minus KemBatum agenda would’ve gone second or even top seed in EC if led by Lin. They lost TOO many “won” games in 4th quarter or down the stretch due to Kemba heroball antics and/or Batum TOs.

    I do trust the Nets, especially after both Portland and Miami matched the poison pills. Now the ONLY factor that could stop Lin are the biased refs…but bloodthirsty NY would rip ’em a new one if they keeping doing what they did to Lin last year.

  • John Focker

    I think you may have hit the nail on the head. Losers who are unaccomplished in real life simply cannot cope with someone from the same ethnicity graduating from Harvard, playing in the NBA, AND is well-known worldwide. Heck they might even hate him because their gf (assuming they had one) is glossy-eyed on Lin. LOL

  • John Focker

    Agreed, and I don’t seek them out proactively. But when I occasionally come across one on a news website and have a few minutes to spare, I DO put them in their places. I can be just as combative and abrasive as KHuang when someone insults Lin (though I’m less basketball savvy).

  • John Focker

    I don’t see anything special in him either. Kid lucked out BS had a say in things at the time. He’s better than Ronnie Price and I’ll leave it at that.

  • Click Click

    There’s a difference between Lin finding joy in life and joy in the game of basketball. Lin is usually a joyful person, because of his faith in Jesus. However, he lost his joy for the game of basketball through his many hardships and the discrimination he faced during his time in Houston and LA.

    Lin loves the game of baskebtall, but it’s tough to love the game when you’re constantly being unfairly scrutinized, criticized, mocked, and shackled from doing your job by incompetent and hateful coaches (bosses) that wants to see you fail.

    This Nets team has no expectations at all. Even less than the Hornets last year. The only hope and expectations are coming from some of us Lin fans. Most Nets fans and the entire league thinks the Nets will suck and suck bad. Lin and the Nets are basically ‘playing with house money’ this year. Nobody but us will expect them to win more than 30 games.

  • KHuang

    Lin was like a rookie then!

    Don’t you remember that Houston game where Lin held Calderon SCORELESS?

    And yes, the defensively overrated and injury prone and brick shooting MKG is ther perfect comparison for RHJ who is being properly coached by the Nets to do a very conservative midrange shooting game consisting of maybe two dribbles and a jump shot.

  • KHuang

    Once again, that was when Lin was new to the Knicks and the NBA in general.

    Since then, Rubio has enjoyed no success against Lin.

  • KHuang

    Hopefully Lin won’t CHOKE like Curry did in the Finals when Curry lost his inside scoring presence in Andrew Bogut and the Cleveland perimeter defense engulfed him.

    Let’s not forget that the historic Spurs defeat by Lin happened one game after both Curry and Thompson had been completely shut down by the Spurs defense – and I think Bogut was injured then too!!

    Unlike Curry and Thompson, Lin has not needed an elite inside scorer to siphon crushing double and triple teams away from the perimeter. And to make it “worse” (better), Lin now has THE best inside scorers in the NBA on his Nets team eager to do damage down low! That means less defense on Lin up high, and we all know that Lin produces big even with defenses going after him.

  • KHuang

    Curry lost when Andrew Bogut went down.

    When Bogut was playing, the Warriors held a commanding lead over the Cavs and were a single Draymond Green stupid macho punch away from winning the title.

    Had Green not thrown that fake macho punch, Bogut probably would not have been overwhelmed to injury down low and the Warriors would have claimed an easy back to back title victory.

  • KHuang

    I don’t consider Curry the best shooter in basketball because he utterly cannot get it done without his dominant big man Andrew Bogut down low.

    I consider Jimmer Fredette to be THE BEST shooter in basketball, as Jimmer puts up Curry numbers in the NBA when given minutes and while still playing for bad teams with no help. Jimmer shot 49 and 49 in his last half season with Sacramento, and he scored 7 points in 5 minutes for the Knicks who hated his offensive dominance. And now Fredette has completely dominated both the D League and now China.

    As good as Lin will shoot, he NEVER will be as deadly a shooter as the great Jimmer Fredette.

  • norah mackenzie

    when calderon was with the raptors and the mavs – he couldnt handle lin either as a knick or as a rocket – abt rubio lin always did better than him – to see the lin of 2012 who was like a baby vs the lin of 2016 there is such a difference – he is tougher and stronger

  • Acbc

    IMO, Lin hoped to earn a starting job as he was promised by Clifford, but in reality, he expected the worst and made the most of his opportunity.

    I don’t like giving credit to the bad coaches that have turned Lin from a legit starter from NYC to a backup bench warmer. It’s a testament of his inner strength and faith that he didn’t let Mchale and BS beat him down. Clifford basically then lied to him to accept a redoculously low contract with a promise to allow him to play his game and perhaps earn a starting spot.

    Tough love is total bs that tries to steal credit from victims who manage to survive mistreatment.

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks already taking PR hits and season hasn’t even started yet. https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/782178263078699012

  • norah mackenzie

    good grief – do the knicks not have any PR zen masters ? first rose and now this noah – and the season hasnt even started.

  • 1mtoldman

    by “bs” you mean byron scott right?

  • 1mtoldman

    it the best “moderated” fan site ive ever seen. initial member skepticsm that lin can improve the team seems to be turning somewhat to more hopeful view as they learn more about lin firsthand.

  • Rick Johnson
  • takeme2cruz

    What a great way to call out your ex-girl friend how bad she treated you without even mentioning her name. Yes, you use your new girlfriend telling her she saved your life and made you happy to find love again. Yes I am talking about Lin praising the Hornets to call out the Lakers/Rockets and praising Clifford to call out BS/McHale about how bad they were. Any place is better than he11 so yes of course I would rather take the Hornets over the Lakers or Rockets any day. But to give the Hornets credit for where Lin is today would be ridiculous and untrue. They never had a bit of that good intention.

    The Hornets used Lin SINCE DAY 1. They saw a beat up and ruin NBA career J Lin and they took full advantage out of it. They included the low pay contract with the promise to let Lin play “the freedom to play my style of basketball” (Lin’s words not mine in the interview translated by JlinPortal a year ago), but Lin never got that from Clifford. No head coach ever before would spend 6 hours to convince a $2 mil player to play for him unless there’s a something bigger than the money.

    Lin was the spot up shooter and a full time back up SG for PJ and Lee NOT Kemba. When Kemba sits the PG duty was mainly for Roberts or Batum. Lin played almost ZERO pick and roll with the Hornets bigs. Poor Lin and his alternative was to turn to defense if he wants to see more minutes on the floor. Hope you all remember, the undefeated PG starter in the preseason only to see his rotation become last-in first-out once the regular season started. He often had under 20 mpg. Thanks God that Clifford was desperate to win unlike BS, otherwise you would not see breakout games by Lin occasionally.

    Last season in exit interview, what did Lin say that I believed he learned the most for his next chapter from the experience he played for the Hornets? He said money is not the most important for him to choose where he will go BUT it shows how much the team wants to invest in you. So yes Lin will never sign another $2 mil a year again with anyone no matter what they promise him. It’s all a lie.

  • Click Click

    You guys can check out the open practice with NetsDaily’s Periscope account. The hardcore Nets fans “Brooklyn Brigade” has been streaming it live…

    https://www.periscope.tv/NetsDaily

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  • KHuang

    If MKG had not gotten injured, Jeremy Lin would have averaged under 20 mpg and would likely have been a DNP CD like Jeremy Lamb.

    And the Nets would have signed Lin anyway, albeit to much lower numbers for the same exact starting role!

  • Click Click

    Noah doesn’t want to have dinner with cadets at West Point, but he’s fine with playing basketball with Obama and attending his fundraisers… you know, the guy who sends our military to Afghanistan, Syria, and now, Iraq (again), as well as using drones to kill thousands of people. The hypocrisy is unreal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2016/01/12/reflecting-on-obamas-presidency/obamas-embrace-of-drone-strikes-will-be-a-lasting-legacy

    I really hope Lin and the Nets don’t start protesting the American flag and national anthem. I think they will, which will be very disappointing.

  • heart

    Click, you’re always on top of Lin’s news… Appreciate your ‘contribution’ very much!

  • takeme2cruz

    Their former starter PJ now DLeague and non-guaranteed contract training camp in Houston. Yes the same PJ Clifford insisted to start over Lin until he was traded 4 months later.

  • HVJoy

    Ditto! 🙂

  • Click Click

    🙂

    I’m thinking about meshing together the Periscope clips into 1 big YouTube video, but the quality is so bad. Not sure if it’s worth it. I hope NetsDaily, Nets official site, and/or the media has some high quality video from the open practice later today or tomorrow.

  • KHuang

    The trolls love to argue that “Hairston is better than Lin and deserves to start”.

    But when I hit them with “So you’re saying PJ Hairston should be the Nets starting PG over Lin”, they angrily flee away.

  • takeme2cruz

    The same lie they told us it’s good for the team that PB, Price, Clarkson to start over Lin.

  • KHuang

    The refs won’t cheat Lin this year.

    The NBA used to erroneously think that bashing Lin was good for business. They thought that seeing a battered bloodied Lin was what the American public wanted to see.

    But ever since the bash video turned the NBA into a national laughingstock, the NBA quickly realized that they were wrong about thinking that bashing Lin was what fans wanted to see.

    As extreme as I sound, remember that the NBA knows EXACTLY what their refs are doing.

    Every game, the NBA sends its representatives to meet with the refs on a particular game. The refs are then TOLD which players to bash and which team to favor.

    Because the NBA now recognizes that bashing Lin is bad for the league’s marketing image, Lin will be cleanly officiated the way he was after the bash video came out.

  • Chris B.

    Click, I vote you as the #1 Lin’s Fan. Too bad you are not getting paid for all your hard works in providing us with all Lin’s related materials. You are awesome!

  • KHuang

    I’ll “forgive” Lin if his teammates kneel for the flag.

    After all, the US was built on the BLOOD of ethnic peoples being battered and killed and abused and exploited – and it still goes on today with the out of control police.

    Now I know the true meaning behind the word “BLEEDING red white and blue”!

  • KHuang

    Before Lin signed with the Hornets, I wrote on the other forum that he probably was very aware of the INJURY HISTORY of the Hornets players and figured that in the worst case scenario, he would play lots of minutes whether the coach liked him or not.

    And Lin was (mostly) RIGHT!!!

  • Click Click

    Thanks

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Just checked it out but the image quality is terrible. Couldn’t really tell who was who on the court. Like you said, hopefully someone will post something better today or tomorrow or hope someone who was there can give us an overview on how the scrimmages went and how Lin did.

  • Click Click

    There’s nothing to forgive. They can do and say what they want. It’s their first amendment right as American citizens… the right and freedom that police and military died to give us and protect.

    I just won’t be supporting anyone who protests the American flag and national anthem. Doesn’t matter if it’s Lin doing it or not.

    Police brutality is a problem, but to disrespect the American flag is not the right way to protest police brutality.

  • KHuang

    Steve Clifford was so hellbent on not playing Lin, he cooked up that Courtney Lee trade just to make sure Lin wouldn’t earn his way into the starting 5.

  • takeme2cruz

    Once the country was established, the first thing they did was to adapt the US Constitution to give the power to the people against tyrant government. Then this nation went to war to end slavery and lead up to today civil right to everyone. If we educate people the right way about their right of due process, they would understand the police are not out there to beat up or shoot anyone.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy rewarding a young fan …
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    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/782268169670930432

  • KHuang

    NO NO NO

    I still think Doc Scheppler teaches Lin the WRONG TECHNIQUE.

    But at least Doc Scheppler has the good sense not to mess with the superior shooting form taught to Lin by actual NBA coaches in LA and Charlotte.

    I will always remain skeptical of Scheppler and his twisted corkscrewed shooting form with the wrong foot placement and collapsed right hip.

  • heart

    Don’t forget if MKG was fully healthly for the entire season, Lin would be glued to the bench. We saw that happened the seconds MKG returned to play. Some of us were dismayed and saw through Cliff/Hornets strategy from the beginning.

  • Brent Yen

    That kiddo’s face…..

  • psalm234

    “The scrimmage was better towards the end. LOTS of threes and some great ball movement from guys. Lin, Harris, RHJ, and Bennett stood out.”
    https://twitter.com/netsblogfs/status/782267387496239104

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  • blueCypher

    Please. That would be great

  • psalm234

    Such an adorable boy 🙂
    He’s going to remember that moment for a long time!

  • psalm234

    It looks like Lin played well in a playmaking PG role today to make big impression along with Harris, RHJ, Bennet.
    This clip (0:20 and 1:34) shows Lin facilitating great ball movement to finish with open lanes to the rim for easy buckets.

    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/782243270441263104

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    exactly…So disturbing how lucky Lin was…and even with MKG out, Clifford still managed to start scrubs like PJ and even Lee ahead of Lin…..Lin still managed to do well enough to make the best out of it and got himself a new contract and starting role.

  • psalm234

    @NetsDaily Who looks good? Lopez, RHJ, Lin, Harris
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/782256513586954240

  • psalm234

    yeah, the quality wasn’t too high and we can’t see the whole floor so it was hard to find where Lin was most of the time. Perhaps there would be a higher quality video later

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    there are still many Hornets fan who defends the fact that Clifford allowed PJ to start ahead of Lin…I’m baffled at people claiming it was a good decision, even with PJ playing so poorly and struggling to stick to an NBA team.

    There’s even a few Lin fan who believe it was a good move to not start Lin and let PJ start…we all know who they are.

  • PETE B

    Joe Harris ready for NBA minutes

  • BobbyH

    Anthony Bennett would be a pleasant surprise of the addition of talent for the Nets. He could be the missing stretched 4.

    He was no.1 draft in 2013. In a cut-throat world of nba, with the fame as no. 1 draft, he must experienced something that are not known to us, with pressure and high expectation. Without guidance and mental preparedness, at such young age, he could easily underperform and underutilize his talents.

    With the right team, right coach, right culture, right mentor and unselfish leaders on the team, he is going to exploit his true talents, especially with chips on his shoulder.

    Just watch out for another underdog!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy with a big crowd of fans. Looks like Vivien Heung got her autograph ….
    __________
    https://twitter.com/HVivn/status/782276760461246464

  • Click Click

    She probably has a whole collection signed by Lin. She follows him everywhere lol.

  • Vincent

    Is joe harris gonna start over bog?

  • Click Click

    No way lol. He’s going to be bench SG/SF. Hopefully he makes the 15-man roster.

  • psalm234

    ryanimparato(IG) Brook-Lin Basketball. 7-11~
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/782281505640845312

  • psalm234

    Yes, I also hope he makes it.
    I really like Joe Harris as a sharpshooter. Young Novak with athleticism?
    He was simply underutilized in the Cavs

  • Click Click

    Look at the pics she took with Lin…

    http://weibo.com/vivnhsiang

  • Click Click

    Exactly. He wasn’t allowed to play with the Cavs. Hopefully he’s as good of a sharpshooter as Novak, with better D.

  • freemind

    the little girl’s face tho 🙁

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  • Acbc

    Lins old shot was what I called a platform shot. The jump was to create all the lift possible and as high as possible. The reach above and behind his head was to reach as high as possible so he could shoot over blockers. That’s why guys like Jordan and Kobe were so successful. They could jump over people and shoot with the ball way above their head.

    This shot form was necessary from the pre illegal defence rule change when the bigs ruled the game. The game was ruled by the interior game and midrange shots. Scoring back then was about getting as close to the basket as possible and shooting over people.

    Today’s game is different as Curry has shown. It’s not height and midrange that rule, it’s the long 3 and quick release that rules. This shot form is a reflection of that adaptation.

  • Vincent

    didnt see lin shoot too much but hes getting his teammates involved

  • psalm234

    Didn’t see if she was sad or not. Hopefully it’s the sister so he can share

  • psalm234

    Thanks for being such a dedicated Lin fan, not only here but at reddit, Netsdaily, etc! Many Lin fans should know that 😀

    Props! 🙌

  • webattorney

    I would love to see Jimmer start in NBA, just so that I can see whether KHuang’s belief in Jimmer is justified.

  • psalm234

    Yes, I believe it’s Lintentional so the whole team embraces the great ball movement like the Spurs/Hawks.

    In recent interview, he talked about setting the tone. This is definitely a critical juncture to form an unselfish team identity 👍 It will pay off handsomely in the regular season 😀

  • Click Click

    Scoring doesn’t matter in practice or preseason unless you’re fighting for a spot on the roster.

  • Click Click

    Thanks 👍

  • blueCypher

    No. Although it seems he is a lights out shooter. Can be used as a steve novak

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  • travis

    Im not going to lie, i’m very tempted to replicate your bets. But would you know anything on the legitimacy of this website, it seems to be the same company. https://www.sportsbook.ag/sbk/sportsbook4/home.sbk#search_brooklyn_nets

  • Rick Johnson

    What’s Lin wearing? Looks like glasses but very thin.

  • fungch1218

    Is Katie Nolan from Fox sport?

  • Rick Johnson

    willlexham@jlin7 taking Yogi to the hole

    #NetsOpenPractice #JeremyLin
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLBu323DqyM/?taken-by=willlexham

  • Rick Johnson

    NetsDaily.com ‏@NetsDaily 23m23 minutes ago
    Some other impressions of Open Practice: Brigade in mid season form; Lin aggressive; Harris looked like KorverLite at times; Lopez from 3!
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/782304550157946880

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  • blueCypher
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    who was the starting 5 on this video?

  • 22cents

    People are still arguing that the earth is flat.

    Do we have to care about these people?

    Save our energy.

  • Click Click

    YouTube mirror of Lin’s Maserati:

  • Arsenium12 .

    Looks like a Maserati Ghibli, but that’s just a guess …
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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4668e98fe10488b13c7627bddc81ba2653f058eda8f1641f140e6c2884d0bef6.jpg

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    anyone was at the scrimmage to gave of a detailed account on how Lin and other players played.

  • Click Click

    Just saw a promo on YES. They’re going to air a Nets season preview on Thursday with interviews or a mini-documentary of Atkinson, Marks, and Nets players. I’ll be recording it.

  • CJSHYY

    We all count on you. Thanks. Haha~!

  • CJSHYY
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NBN Roundtable: Offseason Thoughts, 2016-17 Projections
    http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/09/30/brooklyn-nets-roundtable/

  • Steppen03

    Click, Click,
    Is there any way to watch ALL Nets games this season ?? Or even some…
    Where to go ?
    Please upload the any vids you can on your YouTube channel – have been watching them.
    Thanks,

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    if you don’t mind catching the replays the day after the games.. nbahd.com

  • Click Click

    A lot of people keep asking this. The best, most legit way is to order League Pass. $120 for the entire season of Nets games…

    http://www.nba.com/leaguepass

    There are other options detailed in this thread:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GoNets/comments/51xj7w/whats_the_best_legal_way_to_watch_games_without/

    Basically, PS Vue, SlingTV, eborn4hdlive.org are your main options for legal viewing.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nbastreams/ has links to illegal, shady websites that stream game for free. You’ll need adblocker or uBlock Origin to keep yourself semi-safe if you’re visiting those sites.

  • Steppen03

    She’s very good looks *wink *wink

  • 1mtoldman

    nba preseason games get under way i about an hour and a half and two hours respectively with
    golden state @ toronto
    and
    mavericks at pelicans

    apparently mavericks assumed starting lineup is staying home tho. sitting this one out. (cant find the link but dont think i imagined it).

  • 1mtoldman

    the 45 win guy is the outlier; also the only one to give off season an A grade of some sort.

  • Steppen03

    Want Bennett to have his “breakout” season here running with BrookLin7.
    Same goes for everyone. Will need the best from everybody to make it a really Great, Successful season. From the “bottom-feeder” to “contender” in East.

  • Steppen03

    Teams will see them comin’ but they CANNOT stop the Rollin’- Brook/Lin7 – just keepin’ on winning like a Malone/Stockton trolling.
    That will open the floor for every Nets.

  • heart
  • Yura

    Maserati?!

  • guest

    Follow “THETBALL” on youtube for this season along with Jun Liu & Christinecheno6.
    https://youtu.be/TnDtC0fUqhQ

  • guest

    I mean, “christinecheng60”

  • Chris B.

    I paid for ballstreams last season, but they were shut down. Ended up watching some replays of games towards the end of the season at nbahd.com. It installed a bunch of malware on my phone. It’s stressful and not worth it to watch anything other than lp or something legitimate. It’s just not worth it. You pay $120 for 82 games which come out to about $.68. You can watch it in hd and not have to worry about anything. Just my opinion.

  • Vincent

    I like their style of teamball but i feel like having booker and lopez on the floor at the same time clogs the paint. Lin was having a tough time getting to the hoop

  • Alaingrvis

    randy foye starting at sg

  • Vincent

    no bojan?

  • PETE B

    Need to watch on my new TV

  • Alaingrvis

    not with that unit

  • Vincent

    lin needs shooters around him. i hope he cracks the starting line up

  • Click Click

    YES doing lots of promos now for the Nets. Yankees are out of the playoffs, tomorrow’s the last game of the season for them, and they know Lin is back in town.

    https://twitter.com/C_L_I_C_K/status/782366601689632768

  • Click Click

    Writeup and video of today’s open practice:

    http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/10/01/brooklyn-nets-open-practice/

  • John Focker

    The common mistake here is “cater to the star” as opposed to “cater to the team”. Which is why these teams never did and never will go the distance, unless they stop doing such dumb thing.

  • John Focker

    The other one was former Rocket Calvin Murphy, until he got da boot from CSN.

  • Yura

    Good to see Jeremy HOSTING THIS DANCE OFF! Was hoping to see him dance tho.

  • Sophie Paris

    Preseason !!! And Lin soon 🙂

  • Yura

    Agreed but they’ll get the hang of it 🙂

  • Click Click

    Yeah, wish we saw Lin dance. Would’ve been funny.

    LeVert and Mock were decent at dancing. The other rookies, pretty bad. Whitehead didn’t even want to dance at all.

  • 1mtoldman

    2 am in paris? past yer bed time? getting practice staying up for lin games i guess right? (6 hr time dif to nyc?) or just yer normal lifestyle?

    enquiring minds want to know.

  • Click Click

    It’s an Italian luxury / sports brand. Expensive cars.

  • Rick James

    interesting, I guess lin isn’t as humble as we originally thought? I was expecting him to drive around in a 2006 corolla 😀 JK :P, but seriously you guys need to accept that he is human after all.

  • Rick James

    groupies lol

  • Rick James

    what country wasn’t built on the blood of people? To make the USA possible, 200 million native americans were wiped out from the spread of small pox. Some thing alot of people here don’t know is that the original native indians were very closely related to asians, and you can see physical similarities because of a close genetic link. Of course the native people split from the asian line around 10,000 years ago, so its a much older branch up the asian part of the human tree. If you go further than that, around 100,000 years ago, we all originate from what is now east africa. Human history is fairly interesting to learn.

  • Click Click

    This video didn’t show Bojan, Scola, Whitehead, JHam, Vasquez, and Bennett.

    Don’t worry, they were all there.

  • Click Click

    Bojan is definitely starting.

  • psalm234

    Jeremy’s 12pts/7asts is pretty good.

    One impressive play was Lin set an example by drawing a charge from a driving Joe Harris [starting from 3:48]
    That would set the tone on the importance of defense from the starting PG.
    It was nice to see Brook and Foye promptly helped Lin to get back up.

  • Rick James

    what is funny on that reddit thread is that posters don’t know whether to hate byronn scott or love him. On one hand, his epic tank for the last 2 years was hard to bear and watch, on the other hand, his tanking resulted in a solid team going forward.

  • heart

    Setting a defensive tone is good, but taking too many charges is dangerous, and especially from big guys. Hope Lin protects his body. Nets need him to stay healthy… I cringe every time I see Lin take charges…

  • psalm234

    Drawing charges certainly have its risk and are hard on the bodies. That’s probably why he got stronger through weight-lifting

    But I can see why Lin believes in doing so. The next 2-3 plays, the defensive intensity picked up with 2 steals (maybe Rondae and Lin)

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i am careful not to click on anything that pops up. after a few times, i’m use to navigating around it

  • Click Click

    Bojan is being rested because of how much he has played this summer already in FIBA / Olympics.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    totally agree! Lin is a big dog now. he’s the starter playing the most important and demanding position. he needs to conserve his energy and stay healthy throughout the season because the Nets will rely heavily on him. last year, Kemba and Batum hardly took any charges nor play defense and yet still manages to be mediocre. Lin just needs to do his part on the defensive end and allow/trust his teammates to help him out a little. they will need him mostly on the offensive end

  • heart

    He will be expending lots of energy directing, teaching, passing, shooting, guarding, making plays, etc. on the floor w/ these new guys. Opponents will sure target him knowing he’s the key distributor. Really don’t want him taking any more charges. For an ENTIRE season last year, I only remember KW took probably one charge from a PG guy, IIRC; NB didn’t take any charges; and MKG and Lin took the most charges. Lin is getting older and this year is an important year for him. I’ll pray God keep him safe, but Lin has to to do his part and be wise to protect his own body also… please…

  • Click Click

    Keep in mind, this was a 3-quarter scrim.

    Also, Lin and his squad was playing against a lot of 3rd stringers and D-Leaguers.

    They’ll have another month to gear up for the regular season. This was a good showcase for the lesser known Nets. Best not to go too hard this early.

  • Click Click

    Raptors beat the Warriors. KD was so off, Curry not that great either. They basically only played for the first half. Good thing preseason doesn’t matter.

  • Click Click

    Linstagram:

    jlin7

    Thanks to all my fans who make my life and job so enjoyable!! The expression on this kids face made my morning! #Brooklynstagram #assistoftheday

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLCBi26AxVS/

  • Click Click

    liudagram

    Welcome to Brook-Lin 🏀

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BLCtUo7BhE0/

  • kauaiblue

    Nice…

  • Whitman Lam

    Anthony Bennett still in the mix for PF ? Can he shoot jumpers ?

  • Yura

    That’s awesome. He should spoil himself from time to time. :>

  • kauaiblue

    Went to the nets store at barclays today. They did not have any large black jlin #7 shirts. At the modells sporting goods store across from barclays, they had sold almost all of the shirts (not jerseys) out… jlin gonna rock this town…

  • Click Click

    It’s not even that expensive of a car for a multi-millionaire like Lin.

    Not sure why some people on Twitter are making such a big deal out of it. Brand new, I believe the car is like $70-100k. If he leased it or bought used (it looks like an older model), it’s actually a really cheap car for a rich person.

    I’m glad Lin is living it up in Brooklyn. He should enjoy his life, after all of the garbage he’s been through and the hard work he put in. People actually criticized him for being too frugal and stingy with his money. Now people (not you) are criticizing him for being too flashy and spendy.

  • Click Click
  • kauaiblue

    Thanks!

  • Click Click

    No prob.

    But yeah, Lin gear is selling like hotcakes, especially in Brooklyn. It’ll sell even more once Lin takes over NY again this year.

  • spiderman

    I’m sure avoiding injury is also high on Nets list of priorities

  • Click Click

    By the way, use code ACTFAST15 to save 15%

  • Whitman Lam

    Actually $120/82 games = $1.46 per game

    Still a bargain, but some of those games are blacked out depending on national broadcast and your local tv market.

  • Whitman Lam

    Maybe he’s getting an endorsement contract from Maserati?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    so the full game was not taped?

  • sport

    Keep worrying whether adding KD was a good or bad idea. Not sure he will fit in with the Warriors. Hopefully they will get it together by regular season.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    nice. no gross yellow fever sexpats in sight

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks again!

  • sport

    He had a Audio Spyder previously lol didn’t know he bought a Maserati now. Who wouldn’t buy a race car with that kind of money? That Corolla was his family’s car not his.

  • sport

    I know someone who’s a driving teacher that drives a Maserati so for a millionaire like Lin it’s really dirt cheap. LOL

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Yeah, it’s not like Lin is riding around in a Ferrari or Lambo. For the price of a Maserati, I’d rather get a decked out Cadillac CTS-V. Or a Chevy Camaro ZL1 if I want to race, be flashy, and get 16 tickets like I used to when I owned a Camaro.

    http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/vehicles/cadillac/cts-v/2016-cadillac-cts-v/2016-cadillac-cts-v-hpe750-upgrade/

    http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2017-chevrolet-camaro-zl1-photos-and-info-news

  • sport

    Actually wouldn’t mind Lin driving a Ferrari or Lambo with the amount of money he makes. But Maserati does seem to be all the craze right now.

  • Click Click

    Some nice feedback in the comments section of this article. Worth the read:

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/10/1/13134586/at-open-practice-nets-fans-get-first-look

  • Click Click

    Daily (rather, nightly) article from Brian Lewis:

    How Jeremy Lin is looking out for Coney Island’s Isaiah Whitehead

    http://nypost.com/2016/10/02/how-jeremy-lin-is-looking-out-for-coney-islands-isaiah-whitehead/

    “He’s talented, he’s strong, he’s athletic, he can get to the basket,” Lin said of the former Lincoln High and Seton Hall star. “The more time we spend, the more I’m going to be able to help him in changing his pace, changing his speed, making the right reads defensively, how to make it tough for opponents, and just teaching him the little things here and there.

    “He’s a great player. … It’s not like I need to give him everything, I just need to give him tips and pointers and guide him and let his talent take over.”

  • KL

    I really wonder what is Atkinson’s plan for the preseason. If Lin closes out the games they will probably win. If Lin is “saved” for the regular season, they are much less likely to win. Depends on whether they want to establish a winning culture early or just experiment with the roster.

  • psalm234

    Thanks. Good feedback from the Nets fans who watched the scrimmage.

    Here are Lin comments and 2 player evaluations.
    Check out more good comments in the article.

    1. BackinNJNets: Jeremy Lin- great at attacking the rim and had a few nice finishes. Shot looks like it still needs some work. Lin and Lopez can become a nice one-two combo.

    2. JonCBK2: Lin looked great. He is just so quick and a bit crafty. Just blew by Yogi on one play for a cake walk to the rim. He is just so fast and has great size for he PG. Man we are in for something fun with this guy with the ball in his hands. Lin can get to the rim, he can get past the rim to set up a corner three and he is looking to pass and score. And he tries on defense and has the size that his effort makes a difference.

    — ==================== BackinNJNets =====================

    I was there through three quarters. Here’s what I saw….

    Jeremy Lin- great at attacking the rim and had a few nice finishes. Shot looks like it still needs some work. Lin and Lopez can become a nice one-two combo.

    Randy Foye- Was in the starting lineup with Bogdanvovic out. Played some two-guard as well as the point. Didn’t really have an impact on the game.

    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson- very active on the defensive side of the ball. Had a highlight reel finish on a Kilpatrick alley-oop. Jump shot still needs improvement.

    Trevor Booker- Didn’t really show much at all. Missed a three, had a few rebounds but nothing else.

    Brook Lopez- guy is a monster and even bigger in person. Can score in every way; pick and roll, pick and pop, free throws, post ups and even adding three-point shooting to his repertoire.

    Grievis Vasquez- Extremely good at running an offense. By far the most vocal one out there today, definitely has the traits to be a future coach. He doesn’t seem like he is fully healthy as he had his ankle wrapped up when he was on the bench but the vet can still run an offense and knock down the 3-ball.

    Sean Kilpatrick- An offensive sparkplug. He does not shy away from shooting the ball. Can be out of control at times but that is just his aggressive style of play. Hit a few 3s and got to the basket a few times off the bench. Could be a solid sixth man- think Marcus Thornton.

    Joe Harris- Missed his first two threes and two layups but got hot after that. Hit four or five threes. His shot is picture perfect. Can be a nice three-point specialist off the bench.

    Luis Scola- the veteran just finds ways to score. Very crafty around the rim as he was taking Beau Beech to school on the post and can step outside for the three.

    Justin Hamilton- the big man off the bench can stretch the floor and be a presence in the paint on the defensive end. He nailed two corner threes and blocked Beech at the rim. Can be a sneaky good signing.

    Chris McCullough- Needs to be more aggressive. He seemed to settle in the beginning of the scrimmage for threes and a fadeaway shot. In the second half he started rolling to the hoop and had some good finishes.

    Anthony Bennett- Seems like he is finally in good shape. Had a rim rattling dunk and knocked down a three but also missed two layups. Seems to have a good all-around game.

    Jorge Guiterrez- Had some nice moves to the hoop and nice good passes but probably won’t make the team and will be in the D-League.

    Beau Beech- the hot shooting three-point shooter didn’t hit one throughout the game. Scola abused him in the post. D-League.

    Chase Budinger- nothing really.

    — ==================== JonCBK2 =====================
    Nice analysis. Let me add to it.

    Hamilton, I was sitting in the corner where he was shooting. I’m pretty sure it was four corner threes. And he had a huge block on a Beech dunk. Beech had a bad game. Including two post ups by Scola right in front of me that you mention.

    RHJ’s defense was great. He picked up Yogi and stayed in front of him on a number of occasions. He had two big dunks.

    Lin looked great. He is just so quick and a bit crafty. Just blew by Yogi on one play for a cake walk to the rim. He is just so fast and has great size for he PG. Man we are in for something fun with this guy with the ball in his hands. Lin can get to the rim, he can get past the rim to set up a corner three and he is looking to pass and score. And he tries on defense and has the size that his effort makes a difference.

    Kilpatrick is a creative scorer. But he lived in the paint. He is not that tall and the paint is a tough place to live at his size.

    Brook was taking it easy on guys and looking to pass. He didn’t want to score on his teammates. But the starters where all looking to feed him. It threw things off a bit.

    Scola is huge in person. He can easily play center.

    Bennett is short. Long arms, hops, very strong build. But the guy is about 6’ 6″ in bare feet. He missed a ton of shots, including easy ones. I got the sense that he wants the game to be easier. Sorry Bennett, if you want to get paid millions of dollars to play basketball, you need to do better than that.

    Harris hit threes and drove to the hoop. He did not get exploited in defense. He may get minutes if Kilpatrick can’t find his three point shot.

    Vasquez was a full participant. Recovery is done judging by this game. Baring setback, he will be in the rotation on opening night.

    McCullagh is skinny. Like much skinnier than anyone in the floor. Like much skinnier than Lin. He is like half the width of Scola. There is so much physicality in the NBA that it must be hard for him. I’m worried about him after watching this game.

  • Click Click

    Preseason doesn’t matter. It’s only there to entertain fans, to warm up the players for regular season, and experiment with lineups and offensive/defensive schemes. Nobody goes all out or wants to win badly, in fear of risking injury.

    Since the Nets are a brand new team with a brand new head coach, they will be doing plenty of experimenting. That’s what Atkinson did during Summer League. He experimented A LOT, often putting out very questionable lineups and telling players to do stuff they’re not good at or comfortable in doing.

    Examples: Making RHJ be a point forward and having him handle / distribute the ball. Not playing Mockevicius for 3 games straight, even though he was clearly the superior big man compared to Henry Sims and Jerrelle Benimon, both of whom didn’t get training camp invites. Making CMC play center, even though he’s really a SF/PF. Or not making Isaiah Whitehead the primary ball handler and point guard the entire time, but instead, having multiple point men and ball handlers.

    Point is, expect Kenny to make some head-scratching moves during preseason. Don’t expect Lin or any starter to play more than 20 minutes the first few preseason games. Don’t expect them to care about winning preseason games, but rather, work on different plays and lineup combinations.

  • Click Click

    Yup, those were the comments I was talking about. :p

  • joy

    The smile on little boys face is certainly one of the highlights today👍

  • joy

    The rookies were too serious. Hopefully after Lin’s guidance, they’ll be more relax and enjoy every moment together. 😝

  • joy

    That will be Kenny Akinson’s job to pay closely attention on Lin’s every move on the court to avoid he carries too much on him who’s not obligated to do so. As the season’s progressing, I hope Kenny finds balance in using Lin. After all a good coach always knows how to protect his players from injured.

  • norah mackenzie

    i think the issue with russell is that he thinks he is kobe part 2 – and seems very self absorbed – and maybe selfish in passing the ball imho. maybe i am wrong but i always liked clarkson and even nick young to d’angelo

  • norah mackenzie

    i dont know tbh – if i had that much energy to diss someone like lin cos i dont see what he has done which makes him such a target. he seems very cool and laid back and is good at what he does –

  • KHuang

    Seeing the scrimmage really encouraged me.

    I saw two excellent well coached teams playing fundamentally sound unselfish two way team basketball.

    Win or lose, the Nets are going to likely be the NBA’s most entertaining team to watch!

  • KHuang

    It is so refreshing to see a GREAT COACH like Atkinson doing all the right moves in preseason instead of hearing Mchale’s useless yammering about not “being sticky” with the ball, Byron Scott stupidly trying to run Lin into the ground but crushing all of Lin’s Laker teammates instead, and Clifford being aghast at Lin PUMMELLING Walker and Batum in practices and games!

  • KHuang

    This is the first time I have ever heard of a veteran starting guard treat his backup not as an enemy out to take his job, but a esteemed colleague who the star guard genuinely wants to succeed as big as possible.

    Lin’s respectful mentorship of Isiah Whitehead (among others) will absolutely generate wins for the Nets and will make Lin’s life easier and more productive.

  • PETE B

    I would sacrifice wins for development of players skills and roles in the first 2 months of the season, GMs also want to pump up trade assets value and target teams willing to unload expiring contracts early in the season.
    these strategies are very serious because losing games is bad as well for rankings and team morale . but if players grow by leaps and bounds and learn from mistakes it’s strong growth for the team . that yields big wins against the best teams

  • KHuang

    Lin would have had an effortless 20 points and 10 assists had this been a 4 quarter game.

  • KHuang

    I think the Nets are going to start the NBA season with a fast brutal winning start AND the players will all be showcased!

  • PETE B

    i do too . I got the whole player dev and losing games thing from trying to figure out Clifford last season. then it just turned out all wrong in the end . Nets will have to compete at their A game they will figure it out over hard fought 82 games

  • KHuang

    I’ll bet that Atkinson saw enough NBA talent in Mockevicius that Atkinson decided to showcase the two other players who were essentially playing for overseas contracts.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Please review the message below. I believe I have done nothing wrong in posting. Why is the message being held for approval?

  • KHuang

    The Nets are focused solely on WINNING.

    There’s none of the fake superstar coddling crap that all of Lin’s previous teams have done.

    Everybody is accountable, even Lin and Lopez.

  • PETE B

    ill disagree though because the offense identity and player development are also on Lin’s plate . some fans complain about Lin over passing … maybe not here . but I say Lin gets guys into rhythm when he has open shots

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are so many bad trades for the Nets suggested by crazy sports writers like trading away Brook Lopez, trading for Sanders, Okafor or Noel. None of them would be worth the while because the Nets is having players better than them.

  • PETE B

    I thought Clifford was trying to win without Lin in order to make the other players learn how to step up in games and then he would start Lin later in the season to put full strength on playoff opponent teams . sadly I was naive

  • PETE B

    did you see Ben Simmons out for 3 months foot surgery , Philly fans expectations to high IMO
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17686206/philadelphia-76ers-rookie-ben-simmons-surgery-foot-next-week

  • spiderman

    Lin has always been generous about teaching basketball. Snakes like Beverly have tried to exploit that.

  • norah mackenzie

    and now pat bev is what exactly? i heard rumors that he may get traded but i guess not after all

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin has no time for this youth development…He needs to go all out this year…He can’t be too passive…This is his last chance…If The Nets are really bad and he’s not putting up great stats, That would be it for Lin.

    He needs to get off to a good start of the season and Brooklyn also needs to win a few early games…Let’s hope they don’t start 0-3 like last year Hornets.

  • heart

    To me, Lin needs to be wise and protect himself first. He’s older now. The toll on his body will show up as he ages, and healing time might take longer. BTW, coaches can’t tell if their players playing hurt no matter what they do. Sometimes players don’t tell.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Nets will surprise lots of people except the fans here.

  • norah mackenzie

    if brook was going to be traded they wd have done it before the season starts right?

  • Michael

    24 Kinda worries me…holding the ball, leaking on defense taking bad shots….etc. Lin was freakishly good on both ends of the floor though.

  • webattorney

    No way Lopez is going to be traded; he’s top 5 best centers in NBA. And he has no bad attitude. I don’t remember Lopez being a great PnR player though; maybe he will be this season with Lin.

  • psalm234

    it’s approved. Not sure why Disqus would put it in pending. perhaps it automatically finds a word it doesn’t like

  • 1mtoldman

    no. i would say a majority of net fan posters on net fan sites still except lopez to be traded at the trade deadline assuming (as they do) that the nets wont have won many games by then.

    trade him for draft picks so they dont have to wait till…forever, when they get their own as it is now.

    that is probably the most common narrative.

  • psalm234

    thanks. Added to the new Nets 16-17 Video Gallery in the front page

  • psalm234

    natlyphoto(IG) @JLin7 looking good at #NetsTrainingCamp @brooklynnets #nba
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/782595248522338304

  • 1mtoldman

    rhj the anointed defensive player of the year to be? you are speaking blasphemy from yer sleep my friend (to everyone but me and khuang i think).

    that’s how he looked in summer league too.

  • 1mtoldman

    not just sports writers; perhaps not a majority but a significant number of posters on nets fan sites expect lopez to be shipped for draft picks by the trade dealine.

    btw, who’s sanders?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps ‘eat crows’ but these are the words that I learn here. I have never used it before.

  • psalm234

    [mark 0:18] “@JLin7 to @RondaeHJ24 for the jam #openpractice” @BrooklynNets
    https://twitter.com/MARCclyde/status/782582043284795392

  • psalm234

    also maybe the 3X .. Disqus is sometimes a mystery 🙂

  • psalm234

    no doubt 🙂 .. but he’s taking it easy here

  • 1mtoldman

    who do people here think will be the (usually) 13 active roster players for the nets come first regular season game? (ie. who will be sitting there on the bench game one).

  • rookie75094

    New thread for training camp please Psalm.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Brook Lopez is the kind of player teams should build a team around and he’s only 28, the same age as Jeremy Lin. Brook-Lin for Brooklyn; trading him away is a shot at the foot that no GM/coach should even consider.

    Brook-Lin is probably the smartest duo in the league. I would imagine that trading him is a way to stop the Nets from rolling in the coming season. Jeremy and Atkinson will speed up the development for the young players.

    My advice is for the younger players to play in D-league and let the veterans play through the first half of the season. Then the young players could call up once the veterans get hurt. That would yield a win-loss record close to the playoff.

  • KHuang

    In a crazy way, that’s a good thing!

    RHJ’s wacky game will add a layer of unpredictability to the Nets starting lineup!

    As crude as his game looks, there will be days when that crudeness comes in handy.

  • KHuang

    Lin has NEVER been a passive unproductive player.

    He’d not going to start becoming one all of a sudden.

  • TVN

    1. Lin
    2. RHJ
    3. Bogdanovic
    4. Booker
    5. Lopez

    6. Vazquez
    7. Foye
    8. Kilpatrick
    9. LeVert
    10. Scola
    11. Hamilton
    12. Bennett
    13. McCullough
    14. Whitehead (Inactive)
    15. Harris (Inactive)

    D-League
    16. Yogi Ferrell
    17. Beech
    18. Mockevicius

    19. Gutierrez
    20. Budinger

    Not going to be a lot of surprises, IMO. It’s going to be interesting to see how the PF spot shakes out with no one looking head and shoulders above the rest. Also interesting will be who the backup wings are.

  • Click Click

    The haters and trolls are extremely worried that Lin is going to explode again in NYC. All of their fears are now coming to fruition. They are getting desperate and have been working overtime to try and pour water on Lin’s stardom before it gets out of control again and they will be totally helpless to stop Lin UNLEASHED.

    They know this is the perfect opportunity and situation for Lin, for the first time in his basketball career. They’re still trying to use the old tactics of playing into fear of Lin’s fans that his backups and teammates taking his starting position / role.

    It won’t work this time, because Lin is actually doing the OPPOSITE and mentoring one of his backup in Isaiah Whitehead, as well as giving inspiration to other guards such as Sean Kilpatrick. Vasquez is a peer, a vet, so no need to mentor him, but I’m sure Lin and Vasquez will be good friends and work well together, due to their Christian faith and the fact that they’re both humble individuals.

    The Brook trade rumors have apparently been going on every year he’s been on the Nets. This was what Nets fans have told me on NetsDaily. Don’t worry, Brook is staying in Brooklyn. If Marks wanted to trade him, he would’ve gotten rid of Brook when he got rid of Thad and almost the entire team before free agency started.

    Marks understands how important Brook is to the success of the Nets. He knows that Brook is a high character, loyal, and very skilled player that deserves to lead the team along with Lin.

    Also keep in mind, Marks and Atkinson took Brook to recruit players this summer, the first time Brook said he’s ever done that. It wasn’t confirmed, but Brook most likely flew out to Palo Alto to recruit Lin at midnight.

    Brook has survived 8 years of annual trade rumors on the Nets from multiple incompetent GMs / front offices and head coaches. He will now thrive under Marks and Atkinson.

  • Click Click

    LeVert is the inactive one. He’s going to take a few months until he’s ready for NBA playtime.

    Whitehead and Harris will get playtime, especially if the other guards falter.

    Bennett and CMC will have to fight for minutes at the SF/PF spot.

  • Brent Yen

    Time to sleep

  • Brent Yen

    woooohooo

  • norah mackenzie

    it seems that the “haters” have too much time to think abt the nets. they sd be thinking abt the knicks and the rose situation instead.

  • KHuang

    On the other Lin site which is now an anti Lin HATE SITE, Lin is being trashed for putting up “only” 12 and 7 in just three quarters for a winning team!

  • spiderman

    Haters are getting desperate

  • spiderman

    It takes a whacko to put so much time and effort into hating someone

  • martan267

    I got my tickets to the Preseason game against Miami Heat! I can’t wait! If any Lin fan is going to the game, let me know. Would like to meet up with other fans since it’s not easy finding other Lin fans here in Miami Heat land…

  • Click Click

    It’s infested with trolls and haters. That’s why I never post there. It’s actually good that they’re gathered there, so we can have a more peaceful time here discussing Lin and the Nets.

    Again, in practice and preseason, it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, unless you’re fighting for a roster spot. Yesterday’s open practice and the upcoming preseason games are just for us fans and to prepare the team for the regular season. The trolls making a big deal out of yesterday’s scrim are doing it just to get Lin fans to take their troll bait. It’s called FUD. Fear, uncertainty, doubt.

    Also, like I said yesterday, the scrim was only for 3 quarters / periods. Many players either didn’t play or only played for a short while. Lin and the Nets were looking to practice their passing skills, shots, and defensive coverage scheme, rather than scoring and winning the scrim.

  • Yura

    Have fun 🙂

  • Vincent

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Harris has already proven to be a very good shooter and given the fact that it’s an issue for Brooklyn in the starting unit, I think Harris makes the rotation ahead probably Foye.

  • KHuang

    The acronym FUD you made stands for FLAT OUT LYING!

    While Curry, Thompson, and Durant were putting up bricks and poorly run plays and getting badly outplayed by 2nd rounder Patrick McCaw, Lin was on an MVPlike 20-10 pace through 3 quarters!

    The trolls always love to LIE that Lin’s great games are insignificant and that anybody else’s worse games is RACIALLY acceptable.

  • KHuang

    I haven’t seen Lin look this comfortable on a basketball court since Dallas Summer League 2010 and the D League.

    He’s playing at a perfect pace and is making clean unhurried decisions.

    I suspect Lin will be more challenged in practices than he is in games.

  • Click Click
  • Michael

    I want to expand my game…not just sleep.

  • Geoffrey

    here’s Lin’s Asian friend in training camp :

    https://youtu.be/BWGtQ5U4WRs

  • Geoffrey
  • Click Click

    Man, it’s so weird seeing all of the Yankees I loved watching all retired now. A-Rod and now Teixeira are retired.

    For those that don’t know, Mark Teixeira is one of the best all-around first basemen this past decade. He helped the Yankees win a World Series in 2009, the first year he played for the Yanks.

    He’s been a professional both on the field and off. He has donated over $1 million and helped raise over $10 million to build schools and a baseball / softball field for kids in Harlem.

    http://www.harlemrbi.org/

    Here was the Yankees’ video tribute to him today, the last game of the season and last game of Teixeira’s career:

  • Click Click

    Yi comes with his own (Chinese) market. I don’t think his poor English will affect his marketability that much. As long as he puts up points, grabs rebounds, and plays good defense, Lakers fans around the world will cheer for him.

  • Click Click

    Looks good. Yi will be fine in LA. Now that they’ve gotten rid of BS and most likely out of tank mode, I think they’ll start winning more games.

    Lakers front office is still a mess though. One of, if not the worst contract given out this summer.

  • KHuang

    Those rookies should be thankful I WASN’T the DJ.

    I’d have hit them with the MACARENA

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Levert and Whitehead should go to D-league for Gutierrez and Budinger.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LARRY SANDERS IS THE ONE WHO RETIRED FOR MARIJUANA.

  • Sophie Paris

    My man told me he wasn’t good lol. Let’s see.

  • Sophie Paris

    Easy!

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol wat… haven’t been on the other site for awhile. Too much dramas.

  • Rick James

    Lin won’t get tickets in NYC. As a leader of the nets, cops probably ask for his autograph and let him go.

  • gandychan

    Extremely slow release. He takes his time getting a shot up. Don’t see him as much of and outside threat.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s #1 guy in Chinese National team but sure will not be the same in Lakers team. We will see…..

  • blueCypher

    Main thing with nba players is confidence and how they are utilized in the “system”. This dude was a top10 pick. There is talent there (physical and bball).

  • blueCypher

    I always think players should practice more ” game time ” shots. He will rarely get shots like this where he can take his sweet time 🙂

  • psalm234

    new thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/2016-nets-tc-unselfish-teamball/
    2016 Brooklyn Nets Training Camp Theme: “Unselfish Teamball”
    How well did the team practice the unselfish teamball?
    Although this is only a scrimmage where teams don’t play all out and the clip only shows part of the game, there are some interesting observation to measure the unselfish team-ball by the starters (black jerseys: Lin,Brook, RHJ, Booker, Foye/Kilpatrick):

    1. Team defense: 3 steals (2 Bookers, 1 Lin) and 1 charge drawn (Lin) in 10 defensive possessions; almost every shot was contested. Only 1 possession shows weak transition defense resulting in Yogi’s alley-oop to easy McCullough score
    2. Sharing the ball/be a high-assist team: 8 out of 9 scoring possessions were assisted (89%) resulting in 20pts
    3. Don’t take contested shots: 9 of 14 offensive possessions resulted in uncontested shots (64%); 1 was well contested ISO by RHJ; 2 were passing TOs in traffic by Foye and Lin; 1 was fast break started by Lin and finished by RHJ’s putback.
    Yes, it is only a friendly scrimmage in a training camp, but it is encouraging to observe that the Nets players fully understood and practiced the unselfish team-ball that Coach Atkinson preached. Players need to buy in 100% into what the coaches preach in order to achieve great success.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/782719963396120577

  • Click Click

    The thread / article is not showing up on the frontpage. Not sure why.

    Nevermind, it just showed up now.

  • psalm234

    I emptied the cache. Perhaps it takes time for local cache to be cleared from the browsers

  • psalm234

    How well did the team practice the unselfish teamball?
    Although this is only a scrimmage where teams don’t play all out and the clip only shows part of the game, there are some interesting observation to measure the unselfish team-ball by the starters (black jerseys: Lin,Brook, RHJ, Booker, Foye/Kilpatrick):

    1. Team defense: 3 steals (2 Bookers, 1 Lin) and 1 charge drawn (Lin) in 10 defensive possessions; almost every shot was contested. Only 1 possession shows weak transition defense resulting in Yogi’s alley-oop to easy McCullough score
    2. Sharing the ball/be a high-assist team: 8 out of 9 scoring possessions were assisted (89%) resulting in 20pts
    3. Don’t take contested shots: 9 of 14 offensive possessions resulted in uncontested shots (64%); 1 was well contested ISO by RHJ; 2 were passing TOs in traffic by Foye and Lin; 1 was fast break started by Lin and finished by RHJ’s putback.
    Yes, it is only a friendly scrimmage in a training camp, but it is encouraging to observe that the Nets players fully understood and practiced the unselfish team-ball that Coach Atkinson preached. Players need to buy in 100% into what the coaches preach in order to achieve great success.

  • grover chang

    Respectfully would correct you in Nets maybe the most entertaining team for us to watch but a lot of nba fans want to watch their superstars take their man one on one and beat the guy in front of them.

  • grover chang

    I think Nets will try to win from the beginning. They have said the main goal is establishing culture and winning is important to reverse a losing culture.

  • joy

    Agreed. Lin needs to play smart and stay healthy. Hope he’s smart and experienced enough to take good care of his body through out the whole season. That’s my main concern for him. 🙂

  • grover chang

    Lin in his testimonials has already said he is at Peace from God. The byproduct of that is the ability to be secure enough to be kind to his teammate. A Kindness never offered to him by his supposed “star” teammates.

  • norah mackenzie

    yeah i guess pple will still be talking abt brook being traded right upto the time the season finishes – lol – for pple who are saying the nets are the worst team in the nba etc the haters/trolls really dont have anything better to do

  • Acbc

    Lol, you can dream about expanding your game instead!
    We’re all going to sing you a lullaby.

  • Acbc

    The great ones all hate losing more than winning. Lin hates to lose to anyone; that includes, Melo, Dolan, Morey, Mchale, Harden, Bev, BS, Kobe, Cho, Clifford, Kemba…and all the haters and media that has put him down.

    MJ used to deliberately read bad comments by media to inspire him to payback. It’s what makes the great ones great. All the selfish “me, me me” players would rather lose than have someone else outshine them on their team.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yea 2 am but it was the week end 🙂
    I don’t have rules I sleep when I’m tired lol

  • Michael

    With all this sleep I’m expanding all right..