Month: February 2019

Coach Nick Nurse Praised Jeremy Lin’s Outstanding Defense in Guarding Kyrie Irving

Coach Nick Nurse Praised Jeremy Lin’s Outstanding Defense in Guarding Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving demolished Toronto Raptors back in January 16 game with his 27 points, 18 assists, 5 rebounds (11-19 shooting) in the 117-108 win but Kyrie only mustered 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds in 28 minutes on the Feb 27 95-118 loss to Toronto. In the post-game interview, Coach Nurse praised Jeremy Lin because he stood out in his role of guarding Kyrie Irving after Danny Green got into foul ... »

Game 62 Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Coach Nurse’s Plan to Integrate Lin is to Shoot Without Hesitation, No Deferring

Game 62 Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors: Coach Nurse’s Plan to Integrate Lin is to Shoot Without Hesitation, No Deferring

With two days to prepare for Boston Celtics, Coach Nurse reviewed what went right and wrong in the Spurs win and Magic loss. He planned to integrate Gasol and Lin in the team sooner than later. His primary message to Lin is to shoot more without hesitation if open, not defer to teammates especially when he’s in the Shooting Guard position next to Kyle Lowry on the floor. This is quite the op... »

Game 61 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: JLin Helps the Raptors Mentality to Figure Out Ways to Win

Game 61 Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors: JLin Helps the Raptors Mentality to Figure Out Ways to Win

Coach Nick Nurse received his first ejection due to 2 technical fouls protesting the referees’ calls in the Raptors 120-117 win over the Spurs. In the post-game interview, Coach Nurse likes that the Raptors are figuring out ways to win even with a little rust after the All-Star Break with Kahwi shooting 8-23 and Marc Gasol being out-of-whack (2-7 shooting, 4 points, 6 assists, 7 rebounds but... »

Game 60 San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors: More Versatile Raptors

Game 60 San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors: More Versatile Raptors

After a tough loss 107-125 in the first game at San Antonio after trading DeRozan for Kahwi Leonard, the Raptors will no doubt want to give Kahwi a chance to win against his old team. A win might be another step to convince Kahwi to resign with Toronto in the off-season, especially if the new addition of Marc Gasol and Jeremy Lin to the Raptors can help him to advance to the NBA Finals this season... »

Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

Jeremy Lin’s Rave Reviews in Toronto Raptors Debut; Coach Nick Nurse Wants a More Aggressive Lin

It was everything that is expected from Toronto Raptors fans who gave such a warm welcome Jeremy Lin in his debut, a mere hours away after signing his contract. Standing ovation, raucous cheers when Jeremy Lin made his first basket, electric atmosphere when Lowry and Lin showed immediate PG-to-PG chemistry by connecting a few times even when Jeremy admittedly only knew three plays in the Toronto R... »

Game 59 Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors: The Much Anticipated Linsanity Raptors Debut

Game 59 Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptors: The Much Anticipated Linsanity Raptors Debut

Jeremy Lin is expected to clear waivers around 5pm tomorrow, get signed, get suited up to make his Toronto debut to help the Raptors against Washington Wizards in the last game before the All-Star Break Lin will clear waivers around 5pm tomorrow and it shouldn't take the Raptors long to get him signed, suited up and ready to play. He's expected to make his Toronto debut against Washington ... »

Game 58 Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors: No Lin Yet But He Is Coming Soon

Game 58 Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors: No Lin Yet But He Is Coming Soon

Jeremy Lin’s agents expected the buyout with the Hawks to be finalized as soon as Monday so Jeremy Lin could sign with the Raptors as soon as midweek. He might even be available to play against Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 This may be the only night the Raptors have this dilemma. It takes 48 hours to clear waivers so, while it'll be tight, Lin could theoretically sign an... »

7 Years After Linsanity Game-Winner in Toronto, Jeremy Lin Finally Joins Toronto Raptors

7 Years After Linsanity Game-Winner in Toronto, Jeremy Lin Finally Joins Toronto Raptors

7 years after the infamous Linsanity game-winner on Valentine Day in 2012 (Feb 14), Jeremy Lin will finally join Toronto Raptors.┬áJeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, clearing the way for him to sign with Toronto, agents Jim Tanner and Roger Montgomery tell ESPN. Jeremy Lin is finalizing a buyout with Atlanta, clearing the way for him to sign with Toronto, agents Jim Tanner and Roger Mo... »

Game 56 Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks: 7-Year Anniversary of Lin vs Kobe

Game 56 Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks: 7-Year Anniversary of Lin vs Kobe

Seven years ago today, Jeremy Lin dropped 38 points on the Lakers. Many Knicks fans still longingly remember the excitement that Lin brought to the Madison Square Garden. While Lin fans dream for the day that Jeremy can recapture the passion and confidence that filled him during Linsanity run, it is good to reminisce what made him special to rise up to the occasion to dethrone the Los Angeles Lake... »

Game 55 Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks: Jeremy Lin Is Open To Buyout; Will Let Agent Handle Potential Buyout Talk

Game 55 Charlotte Hornets vs Atlanta Hawks: Jeremy Lin Is Open To Buyout; Will Let Agent Handle Potential Buyout Talk

With the March 1 deadline for buyout looming less than three weeks away, Jeremy Lin shared in an interview that he will let his agent handle the potential buyout talk There is a follow-up article on Lin’s potential for buyout, “Lin on why he felt as likely to be traded as any point in his career”, The Athletic. There are some key points: – Lin felt there was just 10% chance... »

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