#7 Jeremy Lin Signs with the Brooklyn Nets on 7/7, Celebrates with Cheetos

On July 7 2016, #7 Jeremy Lin officially signed his #36M/3-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets by releasing a video via Snapchat (ID: JLinsta7). He proceeded to celebrate with his favorite snacks of “Flamin’ Cheetos”

Here is the video

And he has been known to shop to the nearest convenience store (7-11 or the same jersey numbers of #7 Jeremy Lin and #11 Brook Lopez) to get Cheetos as early as Feb 2015 when he still played with LA Lakers. I see potential endorsement with 7-11 Convenience Store and Cheetos possibly with a life-time supply of tasty hot snacks

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Furthermore, GM Sean Marks released a statement with high praise on Jeremy Lin’s high-character and leadership as a proven veteran guard fitting the system and the city.

Congratulations in joining a franchise that truly believes in you, Jeremy! Let’s go, BROOK-LIN!

“We are excited to welcome Jeremy to Brooklyn,” said Nets’ General Manager Sean Marks. “He is a high character and competitive individual who will fit our culture moving forward, as well as the style of play that Kenny will be implementing. Jeremy is a proven veteran point guard with strong leadership qualities, who is an obvious fit in this system and city.”

  • zxcvb

    Already the Nets see Lin differently from every other GM/coach he’s had:

    Jeremy is a proven veteran point guard with strong leadership qualities

    This is the chance Lin has worked his entire life for. He’s gonna ace it…like he always does when given a fair shot.

  • psalm234

    Amen, brother!

    Such strong words show a high vote of confidence by the GM Sean Marks and presumably Kenny Atkinson as the coach.
    I believe they will do what is necessary to help Jeremy Lin to be successful because they have chosen him to be a leader to build a high-character culture in the Brooklyn Nets.

    It’s different than any of his previous teams (HOU, NYK, LAL, CHA) when the GM/coach didn’t necessarily choose him to be a proven leader but merely a supporting role.

  • lleepar

    Say what? That’s not this site, is it? What are they trying to do … keep the Nets from using BROOK-LIN in promotions? Not a good move, IMHO.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/751162842204758016

  • Lin Dunn

    Is that a new hair style? Congrats Lin and Nets

  • psalm234

    Actually we tried but there might also be others. But the goal is not to prevent the Nets from using Brook-Lin promotions.
    We’ll continue working with JLin to see what he’d like to do best to support him and the Brooklyn Nets.
    It’s good if JLin can make the call, not any individual 3rd parties.

  • psalm234

    @BrooklynNets officially welcomed JLin
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/751166738822230016

  • lleepar

    Okay. I’m not exactly sure why @NetsDaily is making a mention of it, or how they feel about it. It would be unfortunate if they perceive it as a pre-emptive or hostile act. I hope they don’t.

  • psalm234

    yeah, not sure why they did. I replied that we’ll do our best to support JLin and the Nets
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/751184033728466945

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    This article from Nets deserves lots of clicks:
    Jeremy Lin on a Quest for His Best
    http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2016/07/07/jeremy-lin-on-a-quest-for-his-best

    ps: Really like what I’ve seen now from Nets thus far. Can’t wait to observe the interaction between JLin and GM and HC to confirm my observations.

  • ProLin

    is this you guys? Or is it that new site Nathan from twitter said he was going to write for? This site: http://brook-lin.com/

    Any of you did this site?

  • ProLin

    Sounds like this is the site: http://brook-lin.com/

    Who did this? I’m sure any fans who cares that much must be members of one of our esteemed forums eh?

  • ProLin

    Melo: That’s ridiculous! LOL, this is a dream come true…

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    The owner of that site messaged me on Reddit, asking me if I wanted to write for the site. I asked him to give me more info, but he never replied back. This is his brand new Reddit account:

    https://www.reddit.com/user/BROOK-LIN-com

    He seems to be a real Lin fan who knows how to write articles and not just some random guy taking this opportunity to cash in and make a quick buck by taking that domain name for generating clicks and adware. However, I have no clue who he is or if he’s trustworthy.

  • ProLin

    Crabbe has no other offer sheet? Really?

  • psalm234

    sorry, if you could, let’s still continue Nets FA discussion on their own thread 🙁
    I know it takes time to get used to switching to forum format but it will be best in the long-term
    Thank you.

    http://www.jlinportal.com/2016-brooklyn-nets-roster-free-agency-moves/

  • psalm234

    no, we didn’t do this site.
    More Lin fans site is good; we will continue supporting other Lin sites

  • james brown

    just bookmarked it and good to have many repositories of News pertaining to JLin and his team. Thanks to “ProLin” for mentioning the new lin site link.

  • CJSHYY

    I see.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the hyphen makes that domain name less appealing

  • CJSHYY

    I am so surprised to know that ….

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not sure what’s the point but i think it would be in Lin fan’s best interest if the Nets do promote the **** out of “BrookLin” LOL

  • psalm234

    Thanks for sharing.

    I checked out the site and it looks good but I also don’t know the owner yet.
    BTW, if you’d like to create threads/write posts here, you only need to sign up for the WordPress account (click ‘Sign Up’ button) on the top right. Then I can grant the ‘Author’ role.

    Our policy is to support other Lin sites (i.e. JeremyLintel, JHAPosts, Paul F Villareal Youtube channel), JL.net, etc.) because the more positive sites, the better it will be to support JLin’s career

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    I created an account with WordPress, but not sure how to post with it. I’m logged into this site and can’t post directly. Do I still have to log in with Disqus?

  • psalm234

    ok, I just granted ‘Author’ Role

    See if you can create posts by clicking “Create New Post” (green button) on the Homepage

    Disqus is only for commenting and WordPress is to create articles/threads

  • Click Click

    OK, I can create new posts on this site. Thanks.

  • MEL LIN

    Press conference schedule anyone?

  • psalm234

    Some ideas on posts would be what’s reasonable PG stat that JLin would have in his 1st season.

    NylonCalculus provides a good base based on playing position:
    http://nyloncalculus.com/stats/nba-playing-time-estimates-by-position/
    PER36 18.6pts/5.6asts/4.7rebs as PG (36.6% of playing time)

    But the personnel is different so it’ll be interesting to see how it might differ

  • psalm234

    Interesting facts about how 2012 JLin/Knicks infamous avoidance of getting offer sheets (Knicks GM avoided HOU reps) changed the process

    Bobby Marks ‏@BobbyMarks42 15h15 hours ago Florida, USA
    (1) After the Jeremy Lin (NYK/HOU) offer sheet fiasco in 2012 the NBA changed the rules on how offer sheets are delivered to teams.
    (2) Now each team designates a contact that will receive the offer sheet via email. Clock starts once that person receives the contract.

    https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/751006664900378624
    https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/751007192359329792

  • Click Click

    Yeah because Morey screwed both Lin and the Knicks by doing that whole switcheroo on Lin when he flew out to Houston to sign it. Pulled the original deal out and put the poison pill version on the table instead, forcing Lin to sign it or be without a team. Knicks didn’t match and Lin got the blame for all of the drama that happened.

  • sws94

    I don’t know if this is some weird sign, and it is early, but guess who the Nets play in the pre-season for their first game?

    http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/teams/Brooklyn-Nets/38/Rosters/Preseason/2017
    http://espn.go.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/BKN/brooklyn-nets

    According to these sources, Miami! Sill, not sure if this is official or not. I’m guessing it is the first pre-season game.

  • Morlock O

    so knicks and dolan are innocent?

    1st and foremost, they could have already locked lin by giving him a contract before he can go out can find his value… remember they said they will match up 1 billion dollars?

  • sws94

    Am I the only one on here that doesn’t love the Brook-Lin thing? I think i’ll be ok with it once the season starts. But it seems too obvious or something like that to me.

  • Click Click

    Where did I say Knicks and Dolan are innocent?

  • martan267

    They see Lin even better than some Lin fans, wow! Love they used the words PROVEN PG!! It’s what a bunch of us having been saying all along. Lin is already PROVEN. Don’t understand why some people still say he needs to prove this or he needs to prove that.

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. So DWade running away from a preseason game with Lin new team. Must have learnt well from last year CP3 preseason game with Hornets. ‘Just kidding’ . Haha cheers

  • CJSHYY

    What do you mean “doesn’t love the Brook-Lin thing?”

  • sws94

    Mixing Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin to Brook-Lin.

  • sws94

    It’s talk now. I’ve heard talk before. When Lin gets through the season and stays the leader and his position on the team unchanged through good games and bad, then I’ll give them a pat on the back. Right now, it sounds good, but we’ve heard good talk with Lin before going into a season.

  • CJSHYY

    I am ok w that just not very happy w this GM. In the past few days, did nothing…?? Nice guy but not sharp enough. Portland did very well last year & this year too.

  • sws94

    Well, he’s new to the job and he’s not in a position of power due to how the Nets have done. They aren’t a big draw. I’m ok to watch him “play through mistakes”. I think he has the right philosophy and making mistakes is part of learning on the job. Portland’s guy is savvy, and yup, that team did well.

    With the Brook-Lin thing I want to see if there is a good connection with Lopez and Lin. Same goes to 7-11. I hope so. But maybe Lin will click with another player too. I still think the “Brook-Lin” thing is just too obvious, I’m almost tired of it already.

  • Jamie

    lol its kind of smart

  • Alan

    Its not very convenient in the long run. We have to open multiple tabs to talk about very specific topics that might reduce the amount of participation from posters. The new format is hard for mobile users to find the latest news as you have to literally go back to old threads to find them. I think this new format is really really hard to keep track. There is almost no point to open the latest thread if its not pertaining to a topic of interest. Whereas the old format promotes new threads and allow users to remind others that new threads is open. A lots of double posting will be happening in multiple posts.

  • sws94

    Whether I like it or not, it’s probably here to stay, lol. At least for a season.

  • DrewBear2

    “He’ll have the opportunity to claim the starting point guard spot, with a team of his own to run.” ~Nets’ introductory article on Lin

    You aren’t given a leadership position by divine mandate, you have to earn it. And you have to keep it. It will take a full season or two of earning the complete trust of the coach and teammates before you hear “he’s our go-to guy” on a regular basis.

    I expect that Jeremy will have decent competition from TJ during training camp. It’ll be good for both guys and for the team as a whole. I think Lin is more than capable of winning the starting PG position and, after the success of this past season and playoffs, I think he’s confident he will prevail.

  • sws94

    I agree with you. So what’s the big difference. All this talk could result in Lin coming off the bench if he doesn’t win the PG spot. But he still has to earn it. And he has to keep it throughout the season. It’s still the NBA and I don’t think one organization is radically different from the other in terms of how they view Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    I know he is new & will have mistakes but just ….. I really don’t want Lin is the only target on court for other teams. Hope he can have some good vet players come in soon.

  • CJSHYY

    Ha! Just talk about GM… here he got it.. w more money of course.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/751252693092536320

  • Jamie

    idk how i feel about this
    good for the team but hes gonna be the most paid player on the team
    but he aint even the best player on the team
    still glad the nets offered something though

  • CJSHYY

    So how much money we left? 2M??? Who will come w 2M?

  • CJSHYY

    Lopez got 20M.

  • Jamie

    nobody for the nets

  • Jamie

    and he got trade kicker and bonus and player option
    wth same things as Lin but 6.75mil more per year!?

  • CJSHYY

    6.75M from Bonuses? That’s for 4 years or one year? I think Lin has the same but he just didn’t show the number….

  • sws94

    It’s actually good news if you don’t think about the money.

  • sws94

    I think of it this way. Lin is a team player and showed how much by taking the low salary. That gave the team more cap space room and Lin’s salary still is decent.

  • Jamie

    no 6.75 more than Lin from his base salary
    he gets bonuses on top of that

  • Jamie

    but money is a big factor in how team plays you

  • Jamie

    nah Lin’s salary is crap in this years FA even worse for next year

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s what I thought. They could give Lin sign in Bonus for 1M or so… But since Bonuses will not count as Cap so they will have more Cap to sign good players.

  • sws94

    It’s OK, Curry’s salary is relatively low. Wade was never the highest-paid player. That’s why he wasn’t settling for the Heat’s offers. He compromised his salary for years.

  • CJSHYY

    We don’t know how much Lin’s bonuses but I think it will be OK.

  • sws94

    Lin can get paid a lot year 3. And he makes a ton in endorsements. There can be some other promotion that the Nets get Lin involved in as well where he can make money that may not be even talked about much.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe year 3 it’s the year they will give Lin big salary….if he stays & of course needs to play well.

  • sws94

    It’s a lot more than what he got payed in Charlotte. And year 3 he can really get paid if he so chooses.

  • sws94

    Yes! And Lin will play well in 2017 IMO and pretty well the first 4 months. But there is a lot of feeling out. When he knows his teammates and so, then he’ll take off IMO. We’ll hope, pray he stays healthy.

  • CJSHYY

    I like Crabbe even I do think it’s over pay again but….

  • MEL LIN

    honestly i am not too impressed with crabbe. he is ok.

  • sws94

    Absolutely. Signing Crabbe is important. TJ may be signed as well. Someone said on the Nets forum that TJ’s brother said Miami isn’t going to match. I think he communicated with TJ’s brother by twitter.

  • sws94

    Restricted free agents often get overpaid. Free agents too but some free agents, like Lin, take less. The Nets don’t want Portland to match and they have the cap space. At least for now they do.

  • CJSHYY

    Portland still have enough money to match?

  • sws94

    Think of him with Lin. He’ll be really good with Lin. Lin wil feed him better than LIllard did.

  • sws94

    I’m not a cap expert. I think they can sign and go over the cap and pay a penalty. Maybe a person that knows how that works can answer you with good info.

  • MEL LIN

    yeah. he is ok with catch and shoot. but his contract is too much.

  • sws94

    He’s in the right place at the right time. It’s too much for sure, but a lot of players are getting paid too much.

  • MEL LIN

    I hope FO knows what they are doing.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? I think so it’s very likely bc they just signed a D-L player today.

  • MEL LIN

    I hope he’s not going to be arrogant like he is the star player of the team. Ignoring Lin.

  • Uh-Oh

    Yes yes yes yes yes yes

  • CJSHYY

    Lopez got paid 20M so he’s not the highest paid player.

  • Jamie

    Curry’s is low because he signed the contract years ago he will make max next summer
    Lin, Crabbe and TJ signed in the same off season
    this dont feel right man

  • Jamie

    Crabbe gets bonuses too so he will alwyas make at least 7 mil over Lin

  • Jamie

    the same goes for TJ and Crabbe
    so can crabbe in year 4
    He was underpaid like h***

  • Jamie

    can and will are diffferent

  • Jamie

    hes great for 10mil/year but 83mil + every thing Lin has? i dont think so

  • Jamie

    You know, a lot of player get like that
    Crabbe doesnt look like the humble kind

  • CJSHYY

    He & TJ both got overpaid but that’s their future players so….. Now we don’t have that much money left… how many positions we still need to fill?

  • Jamie

    PF i think 2-3

  • MEL LIN

    starting five will be Jlin, Crabbe, Lopez, Bod, brooks?

  • CJSHYY

    I know… smh! I read they promised him that he will start….Same w Lin I think.

  • CJSHYY

    Brooks for sure? This lineup looks good to me.

  • occupatio

    .

  • occupatio

    Too many threads hurts discussion. I really dislike it and it’s clear there is less activity now.
    Let’s get one thing straight. There is only one topic here and it’s Lin. There is no CLEAR way to distinguish between Lin and nets. It’s all one big discussion. Stop trying to force boundaries on an organic whole like this.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    pretty much everyone is going to be good when there’s someone to feed them wide open 3’s

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Is Brook / Lopez the same person? T.Booker, you mean

  • CJSHYY

    I agree bc his teammates FA also important to Lin why go to another threads for discussion? In fact, this is FA summer. Lin has done his part not that many news on him now.

  • MEL LIN

    yes all all look the same to me lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i think the new forum layout is nice but like you, i think there are too many threads when there should just be one thread for all Lin related talks. the other threads should be used as archives, like for photos, news links, introductions (which they already got), polls, etc

  • heart

    Psalm, is there anyway you can streamline the separate threads for now? Maybe it’s still new to us to get used to. But I’d have to agree, i’s hard for me to follow discussion and find out where everyone is. I have to open at least three tabs jumping back and forth.

  • KHuang

    If Crabbe were more impressive, he’d take the ball away from Lin in perimeter ballhandling duties.

  • KHuang

    My wish list for Lin next season:

    1) Lead the NBA in number of teammates scoring double figures (hopefully 7 teammates).

    2) Try to score 20 ppg. Lin will get
    more guys involved if he’s scoring more and passing less.

    3) Get into the playoffs

    4) Bonecrushing team defense even when Lin leaves the court

    5) Totally unselfish team of no egos and steely crunch time execution.

    6) most importantly, HAVE FUN out there on the court and try to get others to have fun on the court too.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Will we be seeing a potential “Harden” in Nets?

  • psalm234

    sorry if it’s being such an inconvenience as we’re trying to experiment to make it better as a more traditional forum. It stemmed from a lot of users asking for easier things to find news than 3K-5K posts.
    It’s not easy to keep everyone happy.

    BTW, I can update email without issues on the WordPress profile.
    If you still have issues, please email it to jlinportal@gmail.com so I can help to update it manually

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    KHuang, u aughta put this in the General JLin Chat thread LOL i kid

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    sorry if it’s being such an inconvenience as we’re trying to experiment to make it better as a more traditional forum. It stemmed from a lot of users asking for easier things to find news than 3K-5K posts.
    It’s not easy to keep everyone happy.

    perhaps we can minimize it to 2-3 threads. Only if it’s clearly separate issues like JLinFoundation fundraising, Brooklyn Nets tickets that it’s clear it needs a separate place.

    For now I’ll let users choose and get more feedback after some time on the pros and cons

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good. if they must overpay, i rather they overpay for a starter who is a perfect Linsanity piece than overpay for an undersized SG who will be coming off the bench and has shoulder issues. even so, if it was up to me, i wouldn’t overpay for either players. i question Crabbe’s character

  • psalm234

    that’s a good idea. Maybe there should be 1 main thread not to confuse people
    And others like welcoming members, Brooklyn tickets, fundraising, etc. can be separate

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    thanks! good ideas are free for Lin fans 😀

  • sws94

    The team needs a second ball handler. I’m pro getting Tyler to the Nets.

    Lin fans should not feel threatened by a second ball handler. He’s there to help Lin, not to take over. Lin still has most of the facilitation duties and running the team as the veteran leader on it and starting PG.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    “Lin fans should not feel threatened by a second ball handler”
    was that necessary??

  • CJSHYY

    I prefer Crabbe over TJ. Crabbe shot 53% from three vs GSW in playoff.

  • CJSHYY

    Anyone knows what’s Kenny’s playing style… fast break?

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/751187711562752000

  • CJSHYY

    I hope they can get a vet PG. Don’t want Lin to play 40 min per game.

  • Jamie

    i didnt read that anywhere about Lin but he should start

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yes, i believe the better option is to get a vet PG which can be had for much cheaper than TJ who is really a SG in a PG body. TJ isn’t even a very good ball handler/distributor

  • CJSHYY
  • Lam

    Maybe streamline to just a basketball thread and another for social, you know pics of Lin with fans ladies, hover hand and social media stuff.

  • CJSHYY

    AB can shoot well in 3P even a little bit too short but he played well w Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    I thought it’s Booker… LOL!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hover hand definitely need it’s own thread lol

  • CJSHYY
  • occupatio

    Basically kennys style is everything Lin is good at. Haha

  • CJSHYY

    Lin’s game. Haha! Good.

  • occupatio

    Creating this new Cheetos thread made it even more confusing. Doesn’t this belong in an existing thread instead?

    Also it pushed the free agency thread outside the top page which can only show three main threads. A major thread should not become buried on a second page.

  • james brown

    “hornets signed Ramon session to a 12.+Mil and Roberts to a minimum vet price as replacement back up guard”

    i think this is so clear indication that Hornets doesn’t want Jeremy there bceause they can pay other players while they can’t do it with Jeremy? (i am confused by these) if not maybe hornets has so much restriction if they tried to sign Lin while has freedom to sign anybody as his replacement. Paying LIn cheap was their only effort for him to stay but an injury prone player in the likes of session is highly confusing on my little mind..LOL!

    (Mods, i don’t know if this post is ok here for i stil find it hard to adapt to a multi thread settings.)

  • ProLin

    Actually, yes, Lin IS his system, a faster version of MDA system. Lin and Kenny were made for each other.

  • ProLin

    I think we’ll get both. The teams would not force a player to return if they have already expressed interest in leaving. Except Morey. He gives no crap about how a player feels.

  • ProLin

    This is a good list.

  • Morlock O

    doubt it… crabbe is not a ball handler… and he is not a volume shooter… purely catch and shot guy… I’m more concerned about his defense…

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    I agree. This site used to be like my “Google” for all things related to Lin- the one single place i could turn to and catch up. And it was inviting and user friendly. Now i have to make a decision which thread to look at. Something about the new format that’s less friendly, less easy, and psychologically-deterring. I for one have definitely been coming to this site significantly less than before.

  • Steve Chou

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/750031186949529601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    That 12.5M deal is for 2 years, which is in the same range as the RUMORED $6.5M per year deal from the Hornets that had been offered to but rejected by Jeremy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kenny’s style: Give the damn ball to Lin. LOL

  • Click Click

    Yes, create 1 Lin/Brooklyn related thread and another just NBA talk. Lin/Brooklyn thread will be the biggest and most often used, obviously, and the NBA talk thread will be easier for people to remember to post in there instead.

    Maybe a 3rd thread for off-topic / non-NBA related talk. Having more than 3 threads on a blog-like discussion board like this site is not a good idea, since most people here are already used to having just 1 thread talking all about Lin at 1 time.

  • Click Click

    There’s absolutely 0 chance we or any other team gets Crabbe for $10M/year. Even with this high overpay, there’s a good chance Blazers match. That’s how much they (the Blazers) and the Nets value Crabbe. In order to acquire high demand RFAs, you HAVE to overpay by a lot.

  • Chris B.

    But James got a point though. The Hornets did not want Jeremy back at all cost. I doubt it’s about basketball. Basically, as it stands, they are paying for 4 players to play the role of Jeremy. Jeremy was a combo guard for them. Now they are paying for Session($6per) + Lamb($7per) + Belly($6per) + Robert($1). If they really want Jeremy, they would not be paying a total of $20 millions for those players. Nets pay Jeremy only $12 millions. It doesn’t make sense basketball wise to pay for 4 players if the job can be done by one player. It’s rather stupid actually. But they went with this route. If they had chosen Jeremy, they would have open up 3 rosters spots for 3 young promising players that they can have for cheap. The more players the team have, the better their chance discovering future talents. Now they got 4 players, but probably only 2 get to play much. The other 2 will rot on the bench. That is not a good way to make them all happy as they are all fighting for playing time. I am sure they know this, but chose this path.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin wanted to start. There is no money they could offer that would change that

  • Click Click

    They had no choice. They tried shopping Spencer Hawes and Jeremy Lamb for the past couple of weeks, ever since the draft. Nobody wanted to take on their contracts. They couldn’t make enough cap space to offer Lin anything close to $12M, after they gave so much to Batum and Marv, as well as finding a good rim protector / rebounding Center (Hibbert used to be amazing and they’re hoping Clifford and Ewing can rehab his career like they did with Lin). Plus, Lin wanted to play for the Nets and made up his mind long ago. It’s all water under the bridge.

  • Steve Chou

    You’re absolutely right that the Hornets probably didn’t want Jeremy back at all cost. I was just stating the fact that the most money the Hornets would’ve or could’ve offered their BACKUP PG was about $6.5M per year. Neither the role nor the money was sweet enough to convince Jeremy to stay. So, both sides moved on, and there’s nothing wrong about it.

  • Alaingrvis
  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc right now besides Lin only w another rookie for PG…. I am sure Lin will be on court a lot of min. Still hope they can get a vet PG.

  • rookie75094

    Kenny style is also an Asian pornstar…fyi..hehe

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Did the Hornets made an offer to Lin during this free agency?

    I wasn’t aware they even tried to contact him and try to gauge his interest in returning.

    My guess is they probably did but all indication were Lin wasn’t going to take a pay cut from his true value and return as a bench player with less minutes than last year.

  • Ray Lam

    I completely agree with you sws94. Everything sounds great right now like it usually does but until I see Lin get his starter minutes as a starter for at least half the season I will be paranoid that his back up will end up being the starter. That is what the past 3 years has done to me as a Lin fan. But here’s to optimism!

  • psalm234

    it’s okay 🙂 to avoid confusion, we can use 1 main Lin-related thread.
    Anything non-Lin related (BKN tickets, welcome new-members, non-Lin related FA agents articles, fundraising) can be on their own threads

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m also not a fan of the multiple thread.

  • CJSHYY

    Great!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • CJSHYY

    Wow! He’s so nice…. I start to like Hornets fans & blog now. Pete too.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    who is this guy?

  • Arsenium12 .

    He’s the VP, Marketing for the Hornets.

  • BB Fan

    Let’s hope creating more threads isn’t for more clicks…

  • DrewBear2

    Sessions got $12.5M for 2 years. I think Hornets are already capped out with that; there was no way they could afford Jeremy. Besides, it’s now clear Lin wanted to start and he only foresaw a reduced role in Charlotte.
    Edit: excuse the redundant comments. I should remember to read the thread before adding something 8 hours later.

  • Steve Chou

    In this article http://masterherald.com/jeremy-lin-opts-to-become-an-unrestricted-free-agent-this-coming-summer/40987/ , it says that:

    “Recognizing the need to keep Jeremy Lin on its roster, the Hornets
    actually offered him a salary of $5.6 million for next season. ”

    The MasterHerald is probably not a legit news source so I said that it was a rumored deal. Having said that, based on the $6.25M annual salary that Ramon Sessions is going to make by signing with the Hornets as a backup point guard, I guess there’s probably some truth behind this so-called rumor.

  • Sesshie

    Hornets had invested in Kemba Walker to be their starting PG and will continue to do so. JLin’s first priority is getting back his starting PG job. So Hornets and JLin are not a match.

  • DrewBear2

    I think this was done (if the rumor is true) DURING the season, which is before Jeremy became a FA. I got the impression that was the max they could offer at that point in time. Jeremy correctly believed he would get better offers if he waited a few months.

  • BB Fan
  • Steve Chou

    Totally agree.

  • BB Fan

    Just DON’T like the discount!!!.

  • HVJoy

    👍👍 and, if I may add to your great list:

    7) Have fun off the court — with good friends in NY and a girlfriend Mama Lin approves of. 🙂

  • james brown

    thanks for the clarification..i read that session got 12 mil every year and not 12mil for 2 years..clearer now..LOL!

  • james brown

    thanks for the clarification..LOL!

  • sws94

    Love the first one and think it is very possible. Get into the playoffs. 20 ppg. Those two would be incredible. I think the former is more likely (though I don’t think the odds of it is). I just don’t think Lin will look to score as much as us fans would like him to. That’s been the pattern the past few seasons.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Could they had make him an offer even during the season?..I always thought they could only do so during free agency.

  • james brown

    that’s why i pick to say that Hornets really has no future plan for jeremy in lieu of few poster here who still wish JLIN did sign with Hornets even as a bench player.

    anyway, its already been done and settled, so lets move on to the continuation of Linsanity part deux!

  • CJSHYY

    Lin really needs a better agent. smh!

  • sws94

    Lin wanted a bigger role he couldn’t get in Charlotte. Charlotte knew he wanted the bigger role and figured out to keep the players they had in their current role and if Lin chose to come back, great for them, He didn’t. I think Lin was highly appreciated in Charlotte for the most part. I don’t let game 7 color my opinion of them. It was a positive for Lin IMO.

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know all the rules, so these are just opinions. Lamb, for example, signed a $21M/3-year deal soon after the season began. So I was guessing that under certain circumstances contracts can be renegotiated outside the traditional free agency period.

  • sws94

    I think he wanted a starting role or at least a bigger role. I don’t know if he wanted to play for the Nets. He did for Atkinson perhaps but I think he listened to the Pelicans and the other team, the Nets offered the best offer and opportunity.

  • james brown

    i read somewhere that there will be a signing bonus of at least 2 to 3 mil + playoff bonus if they reach the playoff and win bonus (?) Performance bonus (maybe if he will have good stats) .

  • HVJoy

    I think Lin likes to start in NY more than other cities.

  • DrewBear2

    Any cap geeks here to translate? Cap Space -14,703,717. (Luxury) Tax Room 4,228,693. My guess is Portland will have to pay a luxury tax on $14.7M, but still have $4.2M before they hit a hard cap.

    Bobby Marks Verified account @BobbyMarks42
    Trail Blazers cap breakdown if Portland match the Allen Crabbe offer sheet. http://yhoo.it/292LHti
    https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/751417016096088064

  • CJSHYY

    I sure hope so…. Why Lin’s bonuses only 2.3 M compare to Crabbe 8M??? Ya! Crabbe played well vs GSW in playoff but Lin played very well vs Heat?? In general, some media are more high on Lin than GMs.

  • CJSHYY

    Portland will not match bc Crabbe is still their bench player only if he returns….. Don’t believe they will pay that much for a bench player.

  • DrewBear2

    10 roster spots filled + 2 partial guarantees + 2 draft picks. $4.5M cap space.

    Bobby Marks Verified account @BobbyMarks42
    Nets projected cap breakdown (with A. Crabbe offer sheet). Nets with $30m in offer sheets on the table for 16-17. http://yhoo.it/290iC0n
    https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/751256253779902465

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what’s wrong with cra.bby’s character?…,from what I’ve heard from blazers fan, he’s a humble guy

  • bigman fatman

    Very happied Lin signed contracted with nets. 12 million lot monies, but I thinked he can getting more if he wanted. Very good news, now seeing good future

  • donsmacau

    Agree, we need someone who can, at minimum, maintain the leads that JLIN and the starting unit provide. If the Nets could trade some of their bench-enders a good option for 2nd unit 6-man PG would be Kemba Walker, he’s decent at pouring on the points when someone else gives him a lead or digs him out of holes.

  • donsmacau

    I heard unlikely before. For example last pre-season:
    a) sportswriters predicted unlikely Hornets make playoffs and 22-30 wins http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2015-16-nba-expert-predictions/
    b) 95 out of 100 Hornets fan predicted JLIN unlikely to have an impact because he was an overrated bench scrub
    c) Hornets front office predicted unlikely JLIN would be difference maker breaking historic-loss-streaks against Cavs, Spurs, Bos and in the playoffs

    So based on what happened last season, JLIN gonna get his unlikely bonuses

  • donsmacau

    Was hoping that Sean Marks and his lieutenants focus on overseas would “net” us a few more good Euro players – seems the salary cap increase may be changing the calculus of some of the Euro players and delaying some to next season.

  • bigman fatman

    Hornet having good playered, good teammate, good coach. This why Lin doinged very good last seasoned. This not alwayed truths, like lakered

  • donsmacau

    Nice to see ya sirchass

  • Jamie

    yep but that doesnt mean he is 83mil good

  • Jamie

    only 11.5m now? wow Lin continues to get ripped off

  • Jamie

    and his trade kicker is 15% where as Lin’s is only 10
    hmmm

  • CJSHYY

    Starts at 11.5M w PO…

  • Jamie

    I thought it was 12-12-12

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so only rumor about that $5.6 million for next season. But never anything from Hornets.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. smh! Never mind….I think he will get 12M per year at least. Just very disappointed about his bonuses only 2.3M. Well, Look at how mean Bulls contract to Rondo …

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/751216862336315396

  • Jamie

    hes done lol
    just pathetic now…rondo that is

    LIn took a huge discount but I hope he is their 2nd option at least

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will let him be either #1 or 2 option in O bc they know w/o him, they can’t win.

    Rondo is not hot anymore for sure.

  • Jamie

    I’m just worried about Crabbe’s ego now that he got PAID but we’ll see
    Lin is the only I can see taking the last shot

  • CJSHYY

    From what I read, he’s a good CnS SG only. So he’ll not handle the ball like Harden. Big ego… not really sure …. Lopez is still highest paid in the team so…

  • Icelander

    And have a group of happy fans on this site as the wish 1-6 have become a reality!

  • BobbyH

    Happened to re-watch the highlights of MVP vs Linsanity on 3/12/12, Bulls vs Knicks. Final score 104:99

    Got to admit that Rose was quite good, a 2008 first pick. You can tell from the game that Rose took shots after shots with 12/29 FG, 32 points, trying his best to prove that he was the MVP, the MAN, THE point guard of the league. Lin by comparison 4/11, 15 points, with Melo 8/21, 21 points. The whole game was quite intensive at Bulls home court as the fans chatted “overrated”. The announcer disagreed that given the fact Lin’s production with less than 1M salary. Lin was very raw and he couldn’t contain Rose in the game. But it was a close game.

    Then was then. 4.5 years later, we will see both players against each other 4 times this coming season, both to be 28 years old. Both the starting PG of the team across the East River at Manhattan.

    One with history of grading controversy and played only one year of college basketball. First pick overall, MVP and led Bulls to ECF once.

    One with Harvard brand and undergo years of harsh basketball environment, eager to claim his starting PG status.

    Though both the same age, Rose is no longer the Rose of 2012. Lin was no longer the Lin of 2012. Who will be the proven staring PG of the East? I have to say, things changed. Lin is getting better and better. And Rose, well, good luck.

  • DrewBear2

    I wonder if Jeremy even thinks about being option #1, 2, etc. I think he wants to be the QB, the primary facilitator. Unlike a football QB, he won’t initiate every single play; that would be a bad idea. But he’ll be involved in a large majority of plays in some way or another.

    If he continues to improve his natural style of play, all the stats will fall in place naturally. He doesn’t need to focus on the numbers. His big-picture goal will be to lead and coordinate the team as a whole. He won’t be the only player to do this, but he’ll be the primary facilitator on the offensive side.

  • Sesshie

    I heard Crabbe’s offer was $75 million and up to $83 million including bonus. Does that mean the $8 million bonus will be divided over the duration of his contract? If it’s a 4 year contract, is it $2 million per year? And is JLin’s $2.3 million bonus an annual bonus?

  • Sesshie

    Well, the idea is to make Crabbe’s offer as difficult to match as possible for the original team. As for JLin, the trade kicker is just a show of confidence because I don’t think the Nets will likely trade him anyways.

  • DrewBear2

    Not sure about the math below. $75 x 115% = $86.25M. It sounds like the higher number only kicks in if he’s traded. I wouldn’t call that a bonus.

    “The contract includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker that could escalate the deal to $83 million, sources said.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–nets-sign-allen-crabbe-to–75m-offer-sheet-035503045.html

  • Sesshie

    Oh okay. So it’s not a bonus but a trade kicker. I thought there were other bonuses included in Crabbe’s offer.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree ” Lin is getting better and better.” I can’t wait to see how Lin vs Rose next season.

  • DrewBear2

    I bet NY media are already preparing storylines. It’s going to be fun to watch.

    A few notes on that game. Bulls had the best or one of the best records in the NBA. Knicks had lost 5 in a row and this would turn out to be D’Antoni’s last game. They were a total mess.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s what I heard also, but no one seems to have any details. Jeremy’s bonuses were also not revealed.

  • David Kim
  • CJSHYY

    “advance payments”?

  • David Kim

    Not sure.. Maybe opposite of poison pill contract?

  • Alaingrvis

    crab is an off the ball player

  • PETE B

    Congrats Lin!

  • DrewBear2

    I agree. I was just trying to decipher the salary cap gobblygook.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin has played with kobe, harden, melo, and kemba. I doubt these guys will be an issue.

  • psalm234

    Lillard emoji on Crabbe’s comment to CJ McCollum is interesting
    “Face with rolling eyes”

    @CJMcCollum: #raf talk @allencrabbe get paid young 💰
    ‏@allencrabbe: @CJMcCollum told you I jus wanted to b like you when I grew up .. Appreciate it fam
    @Dame_Lillard . .https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v2/72×72/1f644.png

    https://twitter.com/Dame_Lillard/status/751305572352266240

  • DrewBear2

    This is Al’s first shot at starting. He’s out to prove himself. I doubt he wants to risk anything by acting like a diva.

    Why should Jeremy be the only one to take the final shot? It’s better to keep the defense guessing by having multiple threats.

  • Alaingrvis

    some jealousy already i doubt portland matches

  • DrewBear2

    hehe…it is kinda corny. CJ is only several months older…and they were both drafted in 2013. Dame started as a rookie, so experience-wise he’s much more a veteran.

  • Geoffrey

    this will play out again next season :

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1tZOYgr4E

  • Maknusia

    only now?!…..too late I guess…we said bye bye some time back…lol

  • psalm234

    Marks’ strategy might be working by evoking the star player’s displeasure

    Lillard’s ave salary: $27.9M (until 2021)
    McCollum’s ave salary: $2.6M (until 2018)

  • ProLin

    I think it’s all just a bunch of buddies talking crap in public. I won’t read too much into it. The key is if Crabbe wants to stay in Portland or not, and I think the answer is clearly no.

  • ProLin

    maybe money before he earns them like normal folks? signing bonus that’s not a separate item. Basically “You want a Lambo? After Sunday GO GIT ONE BOY” kind of money.

  • ProLin

    Lin just didn’t play well after Melo’s return. I don’t count those games as Linsanity. Let Lin beat the living daylights out of Rose now, and we’ll call it even.

  • deesee5

    Rose hasn’t been quite the same. Not really so after he got hurt.

  • ProLin

    yeah I know, I don’t really even consider him in the same class as Lin right now. Lin got so much better, and Rose just can’t recover from the injury.

  • ProLin

    你知道,如果你說些人話,或許某些人不會看到你就抓狂喔, 因為其實本人認為你不是那麼下三濫啦 頂多就是輕微的精神錯亂罷了。

  • Sesshie

    Lillard is probably thinking it’s a ridiculous contract like the rest of us.

  • Maknusia

    Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets scored 20 points, and Croatia beat Greece 66-61 on Friday in the semifinals of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Turin, Italy.

    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/59b9c36d397348a88e8b1d905934dd5b/OLY–BKO–Olympic-Qualifying-Tournaments

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, although he retracted his comments, Amar’e made it clear there was jealousy in the Knicks locker room. It was probably the first time Jeremy faced that kind of negativity from teammates and it affected his young sensitive soul quite a bit.

    Jeremy’s older and much more experienced now. He learned from Steph that you can be humble & unselfish and still be fiercely competitive enough to figuratively step on someone’s throat in a game. It’s not dirty or sneaky, it’s just good, clean intense competition.

  • DrewBear2

    Yup. By all accounts Dame did a good job pulling the team together after losing some key veterans from the previous season. They’re buds.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Well said.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe everyone wants to be #1 or 2 option in O for the team. When Lin vs Cav, Raptors, & Spurs. He was their top O players in the game. I think they need Lin to score otherwise they can pick Rondo instead.

  • freemind

    his earnings for the past 4 seasons total 5 mil . guess advance payment for signing covers NY relocation expenses ??

  • CJSHYY

    I hope it’s Lin. Haha! But saw Crabbe’s deal… not sure.

  • Lefon Jang

    Why do you feel the need to attack him? He was merely expressing his happiness for Lin and thought Lin could get more money.

  • CJSHYY
  • Alaingrvis
  • ProLin

    Lin is gonna dish payback on every team that has wronged him. You can just feel it. I hope they blow the Knicks out.

  • DrewBear2
  • CJSHYY

    I like Crabbe but Nets sure overpaid for him. Unlike Nets, no good players, Blazers have plenty … so I don’t think they will or should match this deal.

  • ProLin

    you’d be wrong, unless they don’t care how Crabbe feels. Plus, for a bench player? PLEAE. Nets are paying to get a starter. Their starter SG is only 2.8 mil this year!

  • ProLin

    I agree on overpaying for now. If he develops into a star then it would be worth it. I trust Kenny knows his talent and what he can do with them.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope he can continue to be a good CnS SG only no Harden please.

  • DrewBear2

    Exactly. CJ is cool with his buddy getting paid, but it’d be more than a little awkward in the locker room if he’s making nearly $15M less than his backup.

  • DrewBear2

    Let’s remember the big numbers cover 3-4 years. We have to see at least a full season’s performance before we can begin to grade the price/performance ratio.

  • Guest

    Nets should have tried to sign barbosa

  • DrewBear2

    Another big reason Portland probably won’t match Brooklyn’s offer sheet: they need to give CJ a raise in 2 years or sooner. After all, they did give Lillard an extension before his rookie contract expired.

  • DrewBear2

    I wonder when they get their first ‘paycheck’ (assume it’s not a paper check any more)? Depending on tax withholdings, we’re probably talking about biweekly payments over $300,000. “Poor” Jeremy will have to learn to survive with something around $200k every two weeks. *rolleyes*

  • JoeTeam

    McA didn’t get enough minutes this year to know if it’s a good try.

  • JoeTeam

    he did well in the finals, but he had moments where you could tell he was worried.

  • Alaingrvis
  • GoJLin!

    Thanks, that is much easier & clear, so I can be more focus on the click!

  • ProLin

    “High Character” 🙂 If he became Harden they’ll trade him ASAP.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Alaingrvis
  • 1mtoldman

    just make sure you dont mix up yer bogdanovics, both bojan and bogdan are playing and doing well in fiba qualifiers. (ive always thought historically the other bog was the better of the two in europe, i think he’s still suns property).

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    hoping the Blazers match. i don’t see anything really special about Crabbe after watching a full game replay. he’s just OK defensively and pretty much stays out of the way on offense. if the Nets are just looking at his 3’s percentage, they can get just about any SG out there for cheap. someone like Wayne Ellington can shoot high percentage 3’s with Lin running the show

  • 1mtoldman

    cap actually projected to go down next year (not from this year but from previous projections).
    its more a matter of draft holds issues, ie. player x gets to the states still under rookie contract or not. waits another year salary no longer locked down (saric i think is example).

  • 1mtoldman

    ask eric pincus.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Rich Cho talking about Jeremy on ESPN Charlotte today…
    __________

    https://twitter.com/BringBackTheBuz/status/751530958646550528

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    you should watch a replay of a bulls game from last year. he’s dropped off considerably

  • CJSHYY

    I am a little bit surprised to see Nets gave Crabbe so much but I think Nets starts to collect their future players ( no matter we agree or not….).

  • heart
  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know anything about Crabbe besides saw the highlight. High Character or not, really no idea.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not the greatest way to collect future players especially when when he hasn’t really shown anything and imo doesn’t really have that much potentials

  • grover chang

    Some guys just seem to help the team win without their game being very noticeable about it. They are more as a cog in the system then a shining star. Only Lin and Brooks have games where they’re star power shines.

    IIRC all these guys Nets sign seem to be positives when I watched them play. Except Johnson, I really don’t recall him doing very much. I had to go to YouTube to remember that guy.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree it’s not the greatest way to do it but Marks already made up his mind & very likely we will get both….

  • HVJoy

    Rick Cho confirms what Lin fans have known for years:

    Lin aspires to be a starter (since the beginning of his NBA career).

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s true but to overpay for a role-player is my biggest issue. the Nets can cover all of the backup positions with the kind of money they’re throwing at Crabbe and TJ

  • DrewBear2

    I like Cho and his comments about Jeremy are fine. But it still doesn’t answer the question of how much they were willing to pay Jeremy. It’s not just a question of starting vs bench role; salary does come into play. And of course they weren’t going to pay him the same as Kemba, their starter.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so… “We wanted Jeremy Lin back he really wanted to go somewhere where he could be a starter….”

  • ProLin

    and people worry about TJ getting paid a bit more than Lin… LOL..this is sooo much worse. You are the starter yet the backup drives a Lambo. LOL

  • ProLin

    I’m not attacking him at all. He’s a troll who uses bad English intentionally pretending to be an Asian with an accent. Most people would consider this extremely offensive. I’d hope he’d tone it down, knowing he’ll google what I wrote. Do you write like him? 🙂

  • Click Click

    Seriously, Lin has dealt with all-time notorious ballhogs and divas before, he’ll be fine with a bunch of young Cali kids who has never been a starter before and Brook, none of whom have been known to be selfish or egotistical. In fact, that’s the main reason why Marks even targeted these players in the first place. Not sure why people keep worrying about diva / ego / ballhog / selfish issues.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Crabbe is confirm to be their future player if he comes. My guess is if Lin doesn’t stay after 2 years, Johnson will take over… The whole FA so far for Nets only Crabbe & TJ got 4 years deal… that’s their future players. Lin …still not sure yet.

  • DrewBear2

    For salary cap bookkeeping purposes TJ will make ~$1M more than Jeremy. But Jeremy’s real world take-home salary will be double TJ’s for the next 2 years.

  • Click Click

    That’s because Crabbe is the future for the Nets, at least in the SG spot. If you don’t think Crabbe is good or has potential, go read the Blazers’ subreddit thread that has over 100 comments right now:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ripcity/comments/4rslmu/crabbe_signs_75m_offer_sheet_with_brooklyn/

    They know better than you and me just how good Crabbe is and can still become.

  • Lefon Jang

    Maybe he genuinely has difficulty with the English language. You really shouldn’t judge people based on how they write.

  • Derek Kong

    Looks like Lin settled again for a cheap bargain. And based on their spending.. Nets might be looking to do a stealth tank. No money left for a quality PF when they got rid of Young. Spent all their money on guards… O boy… it feels like it might be a bad season. I hope I am wrong.

  • Click Click

    CJ will most likely get a fat extension this upcoming year, so retaining Crabbe as a bench player for that much money makes absolutely no sense… unless you’re a Blazers fan.

  • Click Click

    Stealth tank? No, they’ve just put together a young, high energy, hungry team built around Lin’s personality and playstyle. If they were trying to tank, they would’ve spent money on a bunch of scrubs past their prime and/or injury prone ex-stars. There’s absolutely 0 reason for Nets to tank. They have no draft picks until 2019.

  • CJSHYY

    If they want to tank why needs to pay so much for 2 bench players? Just for collect future players only?

  • Derek Kong

    That’s why its called a “stealth tank”… they spent money on pieces but you can’t expect to make it to the playoffs with no legit PF or SF.

  • Derek Kong

    Its called “stealth” tank. All they are doing is putting “pieces” but there is no way to win 50 games even with this line up with no PF or SF. Let’s call it like it is.

  • Click Click

    You act like Nets can go out and find the best PFs and SFs on the market. Newsflash: they tried. Nobody wanted to come to Brooklyn to play. You know why? Because they actually did “stealth tank” last year and was a 21-win team.

  • donsmacau

    I hope I am wrong. ” don’t worry… you are.

    JLIN;’s salary package proves he’s not driven by money. The money is respectable and allows Nets to add pieces, Brooklyn’s not done yet.

    Your words sound a lot like what the NBA said about CHA before last season, predicting 27 wins until JLIN added another 11+ with just Lamb, Zeller, Hawes.

  • Jamie

    Al? jefferson?
    you usually let one guy take the final shot
    but what i meant is that in that situation the ball will be in Lins hand and he will make a play or something

  • DrewBear2

    Your hope will be fulfilled.

  • Derek Kong

    Well — then why did they get rid of Young? So they improved at PG but loss their second best player. Then they took bets on two relatively unknown players – so far I don’t know if this will work.

  • Jamie

    or the same

  • Click Click

    Lin is more of a stop-gap player for the Nets. He’s there to turn around their losing culture and help mentor these younguns even more.

    Lin’s personal benefits is that he’ll finally have a team of his own to run and lead, with a head coach that fully trusts in him and will allow him to play his style and give him the keys to the offense. Lin’s goal is to prove he’s a top 10 starting PG in this league so that in 3 years, he has the option to either stay on the Nets as their leader and starting PG, or move onto another championship-contending team to chase rings. It’s win-win for both the Nets and for Lin.

  • Jamie

    because he didnt get to handle the ball in portland

  • Derek Kong

    I am worried that J Lin is getting shafted yet again. There is no reason to pay Crabbie, a player that average 10 ppg that much money. Jeremy Lin averages more. I think he made more than Courtney Lee for heaven sake.

  • Jamie

    he didnt handle because he wasnt allowed
    people can change
    parsons didnt handle before either

  • Click Click

    They got rid of Thad to clear up cap space to go after younger, more hungry players like TJ and Crabbe, as well as have enough to give to Lin. Thad did not fit Marks’ vision and philosophy of the new Nets team. Even with Thad and Brook, the Nets still sucked last year. Also, there were reports that he was constantly late to meetings and practices.

    Either way, Thad was not the future of the Nets and they got a prospect draft pick in return, who will hopefully stay healthy and be developed the right way by Atkinson.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy gets second-best SnapChat of the week (after DWade). Click to enlarge graphic.
    See : http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/07/best-sports-snapchat-dwyane-wade-jeremy-lin-serena-williams
    __________

  • heart

    Click, I hope you’re right. We’ve been waiting for Lin’s moment for so long. Don’t want any more surprises for Lin’s sake!

  • donsmacau

    At this point anyone who believes that they have any idea what will happen in 2 years time is just talk.

    So I can say that JLIN’s deal provides flexibility for him to be the man and renegotiate after 2 years or 3 when JLIN proves that he is the engine that produces WINS for the team, see how that works?

    JLIN will do what he always does when he has control of the offense – turn non-star players into a well-oiled team.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN got a 3 year deal as a starting PG and he will have more control over his own destiny than he EVER has, so how is JLIN getting shafted again?

    The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill… for those who are concerned about comparing the color of your grass to your neighbors.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN’s not the stop-gap and he perhaps has another 10 years left in the NBA, when Nets start winning there will be no way to hide the fact that JLIN was responsible for the wins and the future of the franchise will be in JLIN’s hands.

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way like you now. Well, let’s put in this way. It’s a win win for both side. Lin gets his reputation back & Nets gets good culture team.

  • David Kim

    I think Lin wanted 3 years deal with player option so that he can get another big contract before 30.

  • Derek Kong

    Bottom line is when Lin had Linsanity he had probably more pieces to play with. With this, it starting to feel like a JV league team. My personal opinion. They way overpaid for Crabbie… its mind boggling, don’t you think?

  • DrewBear2

    I decided to give Allen Crabbe a nickname. Lol.

    Understood. Let Jeremy QB the last play, but it might be a simple handoff.

  • takeme2cruz

    NOT just TJ and Cabbe are young and hungry in the entire league. Even if they are hungry, you don’t feed them so much then expect them to fight the way they should.

  • Derek Kong

    I hope I am wrong. So far I grade their acquistions post Jeremy at a B-. Paying $75M for a back up SG – does not make sense? I think they overpaid the most of any team for him.

  • Derek Kong

    Exactly… $75M removes a lot of drive.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. But I really think Nets paid him too cheap… first guy to meet w “hard sell”….??? How much they paid you just show how much they value you.

  • heart

    Hope you’re right Don. But these non-star players are making more $ than Lin. Once Lin helps them get their stats up, who knows how they might act or how the media will hype them up to overshadow Lin. That’s why having humility and character are important…

  • takeme2cruz

    Even worse, we have yet seen him play enough to know his ceiling.

  • donsmacau

    If you watched Hornets basketball last season, you would know that a lineup of JLIN, JLamb, MWilliams, Frank, Cody were ranked in the TOP 10 of the NBA on a per chance pt differential basis.

    Now even today with the Nets roster incomplete, JLIN already fields a better teams than that Hornets lineup.

    Non-believers always discount JLIN, I’m not saying that Nets get a champiionship without talent, but JLIN certainly will get them Wins.

  • takeme2cruz

    There might not be enough cap room to sign Lin after 2 years.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly w they way they spent on these Young players…. Maybe asks him to take less to keep his position?

  • donsmacau

    Who knows whether Crabbe is starting or not, wait until we see what kind of squad Atkinson puts out on the floor. Nets want to field a team that moves the ball around quickly.

  • sws94

    Cho didn’t say that exactly. He said a bigger role and try to start and he earned that right. I’m glad to hear Cho acknowledge Lin. But Charlotte’s role wouldn’t have big enough if everyone stayed healthy nor would it have been a steady a role as starting PG.

  • takeme2cruz

    We do not know TJ and AC enough to say about their skills. All we’ve heard from them are young players.

  • donsmacau

    Nets will know more about their players after they start playing some games together.

    Fact is they are getting players who have enthusiasm and raw talent and should fit into Kenny’s system… and if they don’t then they can be traded.

  • Click Click

    The Knicks squad during Linsanity was even more scrubby than this upcoming Nets team. Nobody had hope in that Knicks team, even with a star player like Melo on it. Lin turns scrubs into good players and good players into great players / all-stars. He can’t do anything for the star players who have huge egos though.

    This Nets team, if they get Crabbe and TJ, is going to be very good. They have high potential and are hungry to prove themselves to be legit starters in the league. They don’t have huge egos and will listen to Lin and Atkinson. That’s why they were chosen and targeted by Marks. He knew that he had to go after “high character” players who will work hard to keep improving because he’s seen that established players with egos don’t work well with Lin and certainly won’t listen to a brand new head coach.

    No, the overpay to Crabbe is not mind boggling. Like many posters here have already said so many times already, Crabbe is needed on this team. Lin and the Nets need someone to spread the floor and be a legit perimeter threat so that teams can’t just trap, double team, or crowd the pick and roll lanes on Lin and Brook. They have to respect Crabbe’s deadly 3-point shooting and his ability to drive.

    You have to overspend in order to get RESTRICTED free agents, especially if he’s a highly regarded and desired RFA like Crabbe is. Marks had to make a huge offer to Crabbe so that Blazers have to think long and hard if they want to pay that much for a player they’ve spent years developing and has panned out, but will still be a bench player on their team.

  • Derek Kong

    Look at this stats on ESPN just to get an idea. AC is a player who average 10 ppg playing 26 minutes.

  • Derek Kong

    How hungry do you expect them to be when they have $75 and $50M in the bank respectively? Jeremy LIn in Linsanity did out of desperation.

  • sws94

    I think $10 to $12 million. They tried to clear out the cap space. It’s the role they didn’t have for Lin. Now Lin has the role and a nice culture, but the team doesn’t have the same talent as Charlotte has.

  • DrewBear2

    If that happens, Nets’ loss is Spurs’ gain. 🙂

  • Derek Kong

    You are paying him $75M— he better start or you are the dumb one.

  • ProLin

    Nah, ready his history. He wrote like normal person before. Are you him? Lol. Can you write what I wrote BTW? 關係有點曖昧喔

  • Click Click

    Just because they have a big bank account now doesn’t mean they’re not still hungry. They’re hungry to win and prove they’re legit starters. They’re driven to become potential all-stars like the players they’ve played behind on the Blazers and Heat.

  • takeme2cruz

    Not just their hair but their playing styles are very similar, long range shooters. Nick can be costed 10s of mil cheaper.

  • donsmacau

    Here are some stats for ya…http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-thunders-big-men-could-stop-the-warriors-lineups-of-death/

    Now you tell me who in their right minds likes a lineup of Lin | Lamb | Kaminsky | Williams | Hawes over ANY other 5 man lineup in the NBA – you would never pick that squad in a millionyears yet JLIN got them to run-over ofther teams.

  • Derek Kong

    I just can’t get the concept of someone who underperforms and yet is paid substantially more than Lin — I don’t get it. Its unfair. ….

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    yeah…they need a PF…While I did not like Young because he’s too similar to Lopez, I also don’t like Booker’s game which also don’t give you enough 3point threat.

    my guess is they will start their rookie, McCollough, who is raw.

  • takeme2cruz

    You don’t guarantee $150M payroll then find out 3 months from now.

  • Jamie

    Lin will start and will be 2nd or 3rd option at least I think
    but after 2 years they might wanna start TJ

  • Derek Kong

    Money corrupts brother….I have seen it more often than not… if you overpay.. .you lose drive and get a big ego instead. The “Chip” in the shoulder that Linsanity got disappears.

  • Jamie

    50 is not realistic but they will try for the 8th seed i thi nk

  • sws94

    I really don’t see it that way. Lin got paid enough, left enough space for other players, and gave himself an opportunity to get even more in 2 years. The show how much they value him with the responsibility and playing time he gets.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    he could even happen sooner unless Lin puts up very strong stats.

  • DrewBear2

    Just like Jeremy, Allen had the constraints of playing off the bench. Consider the unleashed potential of these guys under the tutelage of Atkinson. Anything can happen, but I’m optimistic.

  • Derek Kong

    This people played against non-starters more often than starters… that is a fact.. stop comparing apples with oranges. This is the NETS starting line up vs. Hornet’s Bench.

  • takeme2cruz

    Beside the center, I take the Hornets lineup anytime because we know how they played.

  • Derek Kong

    Lin is nothing but a stop gap in a subpar team… I hope I am wrong but that is what it is looking like.. I don’t know this was a good idea. I was more positive when they had Young.

  • Jamie

    Lamb is not that worse than Crabbe, still a good scorer
    williams is amazing
    Kaminsky is at least better than any SF they have

  • donsmacau

    Just sit back and at least watch the Nets play a few games before you make comments like that…smh.

  • Jamie

    the east was so much worse back then
    was easier to win
    everyone got better now

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    of course he’s starting….He was promised that, according to report.

    you really think they’d paid him close to 20mil per and not start?

  • Jamie

    yep agreed too cheap

  • Derek Kong

    I was relaxed till I found out they paid $75M for Crabbe

  • donsmacau

    Then explain how that lineup got there in the first place.

    Take a few moments of actually look at the company in that list, it is ALL just GSW, LAC and TOR … starters and major rotation guys … so how does JLIN even take 2 lineups much less a scrub lineup into that top 11 list?

    You have a problem of seeing the forest for the trees.

  • Jamie

    come on cho you are my man but at least say LIn wanted to come back too or something lol

  • Derek Kong

    Because they are the best Bench in the NBA — that’s how but if you put them against starters, I don’t think they crack the top 20.

  • Jamie

    the most sus signing imo

  • takeme2cruz

    Young Amar, ring T Chandler, healthy Fields, vet Jeffries were NOT scrubby.

    Overpaid TJ 3rd string BACKUP injury prone and nothing but BACKUP shooter AC have proven nothing yet can turnout to be scrub.

  • donsmacau

    Everyone griping about how terribly JLIN is treated by the Nets are likely the same folks who believed JLIN would NEVER, EVER regain a starting PG job in the NBA … my how things have changed.

  • Jamie

    new flesh
    it just feels better to have crabbe over Ellington i guess
    but way too expensive

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    the other guy is way too negative…but you are way too positive and over-rating this team and players.
    I don’t like guys like Booker and RHJ who can’t shoot…Not enough 3 point shooter in the line-up.

    We’ll see how they play and mesh together….Lin can not do it all….Lin, himself, still has to improve on areas like shooting…Let’s hope this will be the year when he finally shoot close to 40% from 3point range….I’ll take 37% if you were to give it to me now.

  • Jamie

    he’s ovwrpaid as of now considering how he did last season
    but it was sort of necessarey to lure him away

  • takeme2cruz

    We don’t know yet but future will tell. AC and TJ are both big long term contract signers, Lin’s position is NO guaranteed.

  • DrewBear2

    Although that’s often true, I’m hoping Marks is a good enough judge of character that he’s picked the right guys. Big contracts didn’t corrupt players like Duncan and Parker, nor even Steph and Klay.

  • Derek Kong

    My issue is right now with these players – its an easy game plan… Defend Lin to the bone and you win. Everyone is not worth a double team.

  • Peter Truong
  • Jamie

    lol haha

  • Derek Kong

    Here is much question to you — even after Lakers, don’t you think Lin could probably have started for the 76ers or even the Nets? Did he really get that much more respect? Starter at a crappy team or sub at a playoff team. The other issue I have is Crabbie and TJ will always think they are better than Lin because they got better contracts. They won’t pass to Lin and become selfish (as a worse case).

  • takeme2cruz

    Have seen time and time again what happened to Lin. Being cautious not buy in all the way is not exactly negative.

  • CJSHYY

    The other two are also bench players but got paid more & also will get their playing time. Well, they did hard sell these “free” culture to Lin for helping this team get together. NBA is business. Lin’s agent is not big sharp guy in the league so hard to argue w that….I really hope he can get a good agent bc after 2 years he’s near 30 …. it will only get harder.

  • Jamie

    and both making more than Lin
    people will attack me for this but I still feel uneasy about it
    i understand they had to overpay to lure them but still dont feel they did right by Lin

  • sws94

    Because they are restricted. I think that’s why. Also, they are signing late in the FA with no options left. Lin didn’t want to chance a starting PG job by hesitating to sign. If Lin plays well the next year, at 30, he still can get a good amount of money. But it isn’t all about the money for Lin, he wanted a chance to have a big role which he has now.

  • Jamie

    Yah…i dont see them sign Lin back and still start him after 2 years tbh
    they are betting their money on TJ and Crabbe it seems
    Lin will be 30 then and will be harder to find another starting gig..but well see i guess

  • takeme2cruz

    Even his worst year backup with the Lakers, Lin’s average has never fall below 11 ppg and his shooting percentage always above .400.

  • Jamie

    it will be hard when hes 30 and Nets might not even want him back as a starter

  • DrewBear2
  • Jamie

    Yah pretty much

  • takeme2cruz

    Their contracts are longer too. Lins’ could be gone in 2 years.

  • Jamie

    thats the trend now sadly
    MJ said this too people pay for potential now and younger guys dont even have to work for big contracts

  • Jamie

    It’s looking like they wanna replace LIn with TJ in 2 years and during these 2 years makng LIn mentor him…but i could be wrong and I hope I am

  • takeme2cruz

    I am hoping too but the downside for this risk is just tooo high.

  • zxcvb

    1) Lin is the starting PG and has the backing of the head coach. He decides who gets the ball.
    2) They have to pass to Lin because they can’t create their own shot.
    3) Marks has been adamant about getting high character guys and has backed up his talk so far.
    4) Lin averaged 17.5/5 even as starting SG last season. No worries!

  • CJSHYY

    When I saw how low Lin’s bonuses compare to Crabbe… I am very upset … just hope they can really let Lin plays his game?? What’s Kenny’s system?

  • Peter Truong

    That’s what I thought.

  • sws94

    Lin has 2 years to play as a starter hopefully. And isn’t that what we wanted to see, starting PG, not starting SG as much or 6th man? At least, at this point he’s slated to be the starting PG. And it seems he has athletic guys who will play well with him. 2 years a lot can and will happen and maybe Lin will have done what he was supposed to do with the Nets and sign with the Spurs as starting PG for a good salary. Who knows? For now, it’s Lin going into the season with a big role and hopefully athletic young players that will make for a fun team on the court in Brooklyn.

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s TS% is always very good to excellent despite being frozen out.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will control the ball. Crabbe is pure CnS SG. TJ is not as good as him but also more SG than PG.

  • Peter Truong

    It basically double with JLin name on it.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is the starting pg and TJ is borderline taking his role or sharing. Why? Both AC and TJ are heavily invested by the team and can NOT be traded if they turnout to be a bad sign.

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t want to see that again another 2 years.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s exactly what my friend said…. he’s younger vision of Young. Why needs to pay so much when Lakers wants to get rid of Young?

  • DrewBear2

    Well, Marks is the one risking his job and future as GM. He’s well motivated to get it right.

  • DrewBear2

    There’s a drop down menu where you can select Lin with #7 for $60.

  • zxcvb

    Nets have a lot invested in Lin. He’s the only proven PG on this roster, which Marks has built around his PnR skills. Not to mention the whole marketing angle. If Lin gets his chance as a true PG, even for a week, he’ll beast like he always does with starter’s touches/minutes.

    TJ can be traded easily. His cap hit if he comes here is just 12.5M per year (with no trade kicker like Lin or Crabbe). Crabbe is definitely here to stay unless he’s a disaster. But he’s a catch and shoot SG. Perfect weapon for Lin.

  • zxcvb

    You won’t. Lin signed with the Brooklyn Nets as their starting PG.

  • CJSHYY

    SWINGMAN JERSEY always more expensive… they will have cheap vision one is around 60 something…

  • Jamie

    hes a new coach so we donr know yet

  • takeme2cruz

    If he’s traded his payroll will go up to $19 plus mil per year because of the poison pill. No one will take him.

  • takeme2cruz

    I know he will but no guaranteed.

  • DrewBear2

    Some differences in logo placement, but I don’t know about quality of material.

  • takeme2cruz

    Their backup plan in case Lin opts out and go elsewhere.

  • Click Click

    The $60 version is different from the $120 version. I believe the $60 version has glued numbers and name, while the $120 version has stitched numbers and name. Also, the NBA logo is in different places. The authentic, more expensive version is on the back, which is where it’s supposed to be on players’ jerseys.

    I’ve never bought a NBA jersey before, but I do have NHL and MLB ones. Difference in quality is pretty big between replica and authentic. The $60 discounted version doesn’t say replica, but it looks like it is. The non-discounted version looks to be authentic. 1 thing is for sure, NHL and MLB authentic jerseys costs $180-$300, so $110 for an authentic NBA jersey isn’t nearly as bad in comparison.

  • zxcvb

    Teams trade/buyout worse contracts than that all the time (remember D-Will?). Under the new cap, it’s not a big deal. Especially with Prokhorov’s bank account. One of the richest of the richest owners.

    Anyway, Nets don’t want to trade TJ. Or Lin. According to sources, they want TJ as 6th man behind and next to Lin. It’s a great fit. And in case Lin gets injured, he can also be an emergency starter — though even that’s a stretch since he only played 35 games as the Derek Fisher PG in Miami.

  • zxcvb

    I mean, no guarantee of anything in life.

  • Click Click

    People still don’t get it. When Marks said he’s looking for “high character, hard working, undervalued” players, he meant it.

  • DrewBear2

    Bingo. Marks had 3+ months to evaluate Thad. He clearly didn’t like what he saw.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is the reason why one is on sale and cheaper:

    +Customized items are final sale and cannot be cancelled, changed, returned or refunded after order has been placed

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! In marketing, they do respect Lin bc not every player can have SWINGMAN JERSEY.

  • DrewBear2

    Some folks are always going to see dark clouds on the horizon. I’m going to stay cheerfully optimistic.

  • takeme2cruz

    D Will is a much better player but it’s another topic. Buyout save you money but the cap still counted to the full amount. If TJ turn out to be a bust for that big contract, the Nets will have to swallow it.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…right on, brother.

  • zxcvb

    Cap hit is 12.5M for the Nets (and any team they trade him to). Heat cap hit would be the actual salaries each year (6, 6, 18, 19).

    Also, you may personally value D-Will more than TJ, but the rest of the league would disagree. It’s 2016, not 2010.

  • takeme2cruz

    Guarantee here is Lin will be given all the opportunity to be success as starter not having a bad week or two then got demoted.

  • lleepar
  • takeme2cruz

    Yes but if he is traded to a new team, that new team will get the 18 and 19 cap hit.

  • zxcvb

    He’ll get his chance to start. That’s all he’s ever needed.

    He’s never been given a chance to be a true starting PG except for 2-3 weeks in 2012. Prove himself this season and it’s his job long-term.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s what I thought initially, so I chatted with an online rep. “Name & number is heat applied” for both. But double check and verify. Maybe I got bad info.

  • takeme2cruz

    Checkout Hornets and Nets because of Lin.

  • zxcvb

    No, they won’t. It’s 12.5M. The salary payout is 18, 19 no matter what, but like I said, they can always work that out with other contracts taken back or buyout money.

    It’s only 6, 6, 18, 19 cap hit for Miami. Weird rules, but that’s how it works. When Lin went to Lakers, his cap hit was 8.3M. Payout was 15M but cap hit stayed the same as Rox.

  • Click Click

    They’re talking about Nick Young, but Thad was also another guy Marks didn’t think belongs on this new Nets team.

  • Alaingrvis

    Tyler skill is actually complemented by Lin. Also crab. They are mostly off the ball guards. Everyone has a defined role and set up to succeed. Tyler will play Lins role from last year. I think coach will use crabbe, Johnson, and Lin lineup. That will likely be their most potent. Lin trust this coach. So i will as well.

  • psalm234

    FYI I’m trying to meet with a Nets Marketing rep soon so we can have special links for JLin fans so some % of merchandise/tickets can help to support Jeremy Lin Foundation.

    It would greatly benefit our yearly fundraising effort to benefit his foundation. Let’s hope it works out well.

  • takeme2cruz

    I stand corrected. You’re right as 12.5 counted cap but still he’s due to get paid $18.

  • takeme2cruz

    He started in Houston and LA too.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, not sure what the deal is. “Heat applied” name and numbers are usually cheap-looking and might fall off eventually. They’re usually replica jerseys in other sports.

    I own both authentic and real Yankees and Rangers jerseys and the quality difference is pretty big when you look at it up close and wear them. A lot of people don’t care about quality though and just want something to wear to games or to look cool walking around town.

  • Alaingrvis

    Also 1 more thing. We likely need Crabbe to average 15 ppg, Lin 17 ppg, and Johnson 12 ppg to make the playoffs. With lopez at his usual 21 ppg. If we miss one of these player or they under perform the less space and the more doubles Lin will get. If we miss one of these players Bogdanavic will need to average 15 for us. If we miss both of these players. Lin will need to average 25 ppg lmao. Lin just need players to help him do his thing. The more spacing. The more havoc Lin will do.

  • Click Click

    Good luck with the meeting. It’d be great if you could get some discounts for Lin fans and also benefit his foundation at the same time.

  • zxcvb

    Well, you don’t “stand corrected.” You said “new team will get the 18 and 19 cap hit.” Which isn’t true. New team gets 12.5 cap hit.

    As for salary payments, they’re not a big deal for billionaire owners and GMs who can always work something out. Only cap hit is troublesome since that’s hard to get around. Even there, the cap keeps going up next year and next year and next year…

  • DrewBear2

    lol…my mistake. Yeah, Nick wouldn’t fit either.

  • takeme2cruz

    I did and I corrected as I was wrong. 12.5 cap hit but the new team still have to pay him 18 19.

  • zxcvb

    As a Derek Fisher, stand in the corner PG with Harden and Kobe as the primary playmakers and scorers by far. That’s why I said “a true starting PG.”

  • takeme2cruz

    No Lin was actual PG bringing the ball up setting up play but the play broke once in Harden and Kobe’s hands. We still don’t know how TJ and AC would do yet so we can agree to wait and see. Anything now is just hoping and wishing.

  • Alaingrvis

    Tyler john sons per 36 is 13 ppg. So him averaging 12 in a back up role is unlikely. He may average 12ppg if Lin is in full Insanity mode. Crabbe is also at 14 ppg per 36. Non of these players are explosive offensively. I doubt either will have 30 point games atleast for the next 2 year. Maybe 1 a year. Lin will have to feed them

  • Click Click

    Except that chart doesn’t take into account how big of a difference a new winning culture would make, replacing the losers’ mentality culture they had last year. Kenny Atkinson is going to be an improvement on Hollins and Brown. Marks also shutdown Brook towards the end of the season to rest him and the Nets basically gave up at the end, not caring at all if they won or loss.

    Using last year’s data only gives part of the picture and doesn’t include intangibles like locker room presence and (lack of) leadership on the Nets. The entire front office got replaced too.

  • zxcvb

    He wasn’t the actual PG there, but whatever. Any rational observer can see that TJ and AC are not Harden and Kobe in terms of their game or history.

    Lin was brought in to be the starting PG and he will have a chance to beast (like he always does when given a REAL chance). Anything else is just panicky speculation with no proof.

  • Click Click

    Their roles aren’t to be explosive and take over games like Lin and Brook can… or even Bog can rarely. Crabbe and TJ are there to provide spacing and be a perimeter threat, which opens up Lin’s and Brook’s interior lanes. They’re not there to be the 1st or 2nd options on offense.

    Crabbe and TJ are role players and still being developed. They will hopefully one day (maybe even as early as next year) become the kind of player who can take over games when they’re hot.

  • lleepar

    I agree with you, but I think the chart still is interesting, if not a totally accurate predictor. Many “experts” and their spreadsheets had predicted the Hornets future all wrong at the beginning of last season. A team culture can make its performance either less than the sum of its individual parts or more than the sum of its parts.

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    Harden was humble and play well off the bench helped OKC to NBA final. Things changed when he got paid max and became starter. So was Kobe when he was the rookie. My point to you is people change when they have power and money and you do not know AC and TJ personally and even if you know them, you can’t be sure man’s ego will not change who they are.

  • Click Click

    Exactly. Nobody predicted the Hornets making the playoffs. They all thought they had a 12th or 13th seed team, even with all of their pieces already in place, like Batum, healthy MKG, Lin, etc. Team chemistry plays a huge difference that can’t be calculated by numbers and stats.

  • 1mtoldman

    wanna know sean kilpatricks per 36?

    (yeah but hes only played in thirty some games in the nba)

    true but johnsons only played in 60 some games in the nba.

    http://nothinbutnets.com/2016/07/07/brooklyn-nets-sean-kilpatrick-can-capitalize-opportunity/

  • lleepar

    And when Crabbe and TJ get hot during a game, a PG like Lin will make sure they’re fed as much as they can handle. I firmly believe that Lin and Atkinson are on the same page about the importance of the PG position, and I also believe that Atkinson will trust Lin’s judgement on the floor.

  • Click Click

    Yup, Lin always feeds the hot hand. Sometimes that hot hand is his own lol.

  • zxcvb

    Harden was the 3rd overall pick and 6MOY on a Finals team and everyone called him a future star. TJ was undrafted (like Lin) and played 35 games off the bench averaging 8.7a/2.2a.

    Come on now. Not saying Lin gets unlimited time to be a starter — he has to deliver in the next 1-2 seasons (and he will). But the idea that his starting job is already in danger is silly.

  • zxcvb

    [This discussion probably belongs in the Roster/FA thread but…]

    Lin can certainly average 20-25ppg if necessary. Just look at the games where he’s given starters touches and minutes. Even then he frequently played off the ball and could have scored more. I’m more concerned about PF. Booker can rebound and finish off PnR but he’s not a stretch 4. Hamilton is a stretch 4, but can he rebound enough?

  • occupatio

    Amen. Those players are terrible.

  • Jamie

    EXACTLY!!

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe bc he played well one game vs OKC in playoff & also got the win.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/751575823673487360

  • lleepar

    Maybe we can’t be 100% sure that money won’t inflate the ego of. a Nets player. But I am 100% sure we have a coach and a GM who won’t put up with it. Team culture is practically their most important criteria in evaluating a player.

  • heart

    And rarely does he get fed even when he has the hot hand. But whenever they do feed him, he breaks record or makes history.

  • zxcvb

    He’s the new face of the organization. Hot off the press…
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/751554476629061632

    BTW, I’m happy to let them “exploit” Lin. The more marketing, the more merchandise, the greater the investment in his success. Rox, Lakers and Hornets did surprisingly little.

  • Jamie

    ugh so expensive $140

  • zxcvb

    On the bright side, I suspect it’s the LAST Lin jersey we’ll have to buy…

  • lleepar

    Hynes is a reporter on the Cavs beat. I don’t know if the Cavs have replaced Delly, but Felton’s agent may have planted a leak there if the position is still open.

  • Alaingrvis

    i think if hamilton may be the world card. We may need him to start

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Lin, when given the opportunity to play freely and quarterbacking the team will be the key to Nets success this season. I am sure Nets current rosters building has the Lin factor as the main focal point of having high character guys. With high character team mates come chemistry and teamwork. Haha cheers

  • Jamie

    Idk if TJ will be okay with backing Lin in a few years

  • DrewBear2

    Cool. I’ll wait.

  • Alaingrvis

    He played for different teams so it was 11 ppg per 38 for his previous team and 20 ppg per 38 for Nets.

  • Alaingrvis

    TJ isn’t even a vet. Way from proven. He is basically Lin from Knicks days with far less stats. Lol that Lin in this market could get 30 mil a year.

  • sws94

    Might as well. Let’s see how it goes.

  • DrewBear2

    FYI: I called netsstore and the rep couldn’t find that item. So I asked him about the stock $110 Lopez #11 jersey and he couldn’t tell me if the letters and numbers were embroidered or heat applied. He could only say it was the same jersey I’d find at the Barclays Center store.

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know. I wouldn’t mind getting a Spurs Lin jersey.

  • Jamie

    yep but he willbe 26 and if he plays well the nets might as well go with him like what the hawks did with teague and shroder

  • CJSHYY

    TJ is more SG than PG if Lin is out of Nets he will start…

  • Jamie

    but the Nets see him as PG and in 2 years he will be 26 Lin 30 thye might just start TJ then let Lin walk

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin can play like Linsanity Nets will give Lin big contract if not Yes I can see that happen bc from his contract year 3 that’s starting job salary.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s NBA….so anything can happen…

  • DrewBear2

    That’s too far in the future to worry about right now. Let’s just hope there’s synergy between all the players and the Nets get off to a good start in a few months.

  • CJSHYY

    After 2 years, TP contract end w Spurs?

  • takeme2cruz

    3rd pick and coming off the bench, you can’t ask any more humble than that.

    Not silly because it happened before, not just once or twice.

  • Jamie

    happens everywhere

  • DrewBear2

    I know what you mean about embroidery vs heat applied. Still waiting to hear back from @BrooklynNets on the details. But this stock $111 jersey on the Spurs’ store says “Name & number is heat applied for a performance feel that matches the on-court jersey”. Definitely not like some embroidered ones I’ve seen, which are much classier looking.

    http://www.spursfanshop.com/product/Mens_San_Antonio_Spurs_Tim_Duncan__21_adidas_Swingman_Road_Jersey

  • DrewBear2

    lol…that’s the dream. But it’s going to be a very different team without the Big 3 around. And maybe the Nets will go beyond Spurs-lite and give them a good run. Maybe? Eh, too far in future.

  • psalm234

    let’s hope so… Crabbe and TJ will be so important to help Lin and the Nets reach playoff. Hope POR and MIA get cheap this weekend

  • BobbyH

    I heard about Rose games last year but never really watched. The way Bulls dump Rose tells a lot.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Lin is a trail blazer. After two years in helping Nets to become relevant and in the basketball conversation again and grooming players of potential to play above themselves, Lin will probably move on. He will be the most sought after players albeit at discounted salary for young team to improve and establish themselves and/or old forgotten teams to reestablish and regain their relevancy. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. An ardent fan will find it reasonable. Doubters wouldnt even have it for free. Haha cheers.

  • David Kim

    if lin can win championship with Nets, it will be one of the biggest history in Sports…new york nba teams havent won championship for 40 years…
    I really hope this happens in new york. He will be a hero in new york sports..

  • BobbyH

    One step at a time. Maybe Lin will surprise us again (in positive way).

  • CJSHYY

    I hope Lin can give us first surprise by change his agent to bigger com. CAA is pretty powerful & Nets soon will under their control, GM, Coach, two of their big FA players all from CAA. Agent really make it big different. They save all the money for their own players.

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. IMO. CAA is reinventing themselves with clients of high character like Marks(GM), Alkinson (HC), TJ andCrabbe (RFA). Smart org. Haha Cheers.

  • CJSHYY

    They are big sports com of course they have their connection. That’s why their players will get better deal. Nets soon will join NYK to be coverd most by CAA.

  • Click Click

    Since we’re only using 1 thread for discussion now, I just want to remind people that the Nets’ Summer League begins tomorrow at 4:30PM EST…

    http://www.nba.com/summerleague/2016/teams/nets/#schedule

    http://www.nba.com/summerleague/2016/teams/

  • takeme2cruz

    Hornets gave lin bubbe head night, see what turned out.

  • casual bb fan

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Knicks players(the divas) will not be represented by CAA when Nets become relevant again and takeover NYC by storm in due course. Haha cheers.

  • CJSHYY

    CAA is a big sports com lots of players joined them. In fact, it’s nothing wrong w that bc everyone wants to get the best deal for their contract.

  • Jamie

    Not really
    it all comes down to how much you are making
    College students in North America are typically poor so 140 for a jersey is quite unreasonable
    rich doubters will think this is nothing
    so your argument doenst really stand. Cheers

  • Jamie

    just 2 years not too far

  • Jamie

    Yep that’s why Lin has always been getting discounted offers

  • Jamie

    They will hook you up nicely

  • Jamie

    They don’t drop clients like that
    It just doesn’t work like that

  • CJSHYY
  • Lin Dunn

    Even if Nets approaches Spur achievement, I still like to see Lin be starting PG for the Sprs in 2 yrs.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly. As Asian already like outsider, w/o good agent it’s even more difficult for him.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure. Look at CP, he was not even played that good but can you believe that? He got 2 max contract this summer!!!

  • Jamie

    Yao Ming got paid really well
    its really all about ur agent
    Lin should be able to get a Looot of money because how marketable he is and his agent shouldve used that to his advantage

  • casual bb fan

    Fair enough in that respect. However I envisage a change in the culture of the NBA to an organisation of high character driven league slowly but surely. The team culture will change for the better. GMs in the like of Morey, the no chemistry , treating players as assets and coaching is overrated type will not be GM anymore. The PSD/enhancement drug driven athletes will be banned. Even the scouting and other agencies relating to bb will not be merely marketing and lobbyists outfit anymore. Sorry for the rants and wishful thinking on my part. Haha cheers

  • CJSHYY

    Yao Ming is #1 draft. Plus he’s big from China Like Great Wall to NBA. Lin is undraft…huge different…Yao agent sure will be better than Lin’s one.

  • Click Click

    You’re like the master of Twitter…

    Makes sense he’d be coming to Brooklyn… most likely for the press conference and maybe also to look for places to live. Gonna be his home for the next 2-3 years, so time to get started on hunting for a new home.

  • Jamie

    He is a Hall of Famer
    you said Asian as an outsider but you can still get paid nicely even if you are Asian
    Lin’s agent scrwed a little imo

  • Jamie

    Not many NBA players take those drugs
    Most of the guys actually put in work to get better
    and those who are caught got their punishment
    Scouting and agencies are doing a good job actually its not an easy job either
    and to the GMs, players are pieces to move. this is business they need to try to improve their teams
    cant let their emotions get in the way
    that’s the NBA everyone knows it and loves to watch
    why do you need to complain?

  • casual bb fan

    IMO, college students bb fans will be smart enough to buy the cheaper version. Heck even buying the imitations I reckon. Doubters wouldn’t even want it for free why the need to complain that its expensive. Haha cheers

  • Jamie

    Because it is expensive and there is nothing wrong with saying it is expensive
    the NBA knows it’s expensive thats why people buy the knock off version because jerseys are expensive
    so yah why can people not say what’s obvious?

  • lleepar
  • BobbyH

    Well, you heard the coach. Only starting PG will be talked like that.

  • Click Click

    Atkinson gets it and understands Lin, as we’ve expected he would. He said basically what I said before Lin decided to go to Brooklyn: That Brook Lopez was one of the main reasons why I was excited for Lin to even consider the Nets as a destination. Without Brook on the Nets, Lin probably should’ve considered another team to play for, even with Kenny as the coach and a chance to start. Brook is one of the best pick and roll partners Lin could hope for in this league and he has no huge ego.

    Atkinson also knows what really made Linsanity great and what I’ve said all along: Lin made his teammates play better and up to their potential, not just Lin’s high scoring.

    People often expected Lin to revive his Linsanity days on each team’s he plays for, but it’s impossible to maintain that level of ‘insane aggression’ and hot play throughout an entire season. Lin was desperate back then, knowing full well that he literally had 1 shot, 1 game left to prove he belonged in the NBA.

    Lin is driven by something different now. Everyone now knows he belongs in the NBA but there are still tons of doubters out there (fans, coaches, GMs, players, media, etc.) who don’t think he’s a starter. Lin is driven to prove these people wrong and to be vindicated among his peers that he’s a legit starter and potential all-star. This kind of drive is able to be maintained for a long time, unlike his Linsanity drive, that came and went. He wants to take a franchise that’s been in the gutter for so long and turn it into a playoff contending team.

  • joy

    “Obviously we want him to play like he did when he was in New York for that brief stretch; I’d love that. What I really loved about that part is how everybody remembers the scoring, but I remember him distributing the ball and really making a lot of plays out of the pick-and-roll for other people, too.”

    Thanks for sharing! This tells how valuable Lin is in Atkinson’s heart! He truly believes Lin can make everyone better!

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. A majority of athletes are consuming some sort of drugs, enhancing or otherwise in one form or another. Some drugs are banned whilst others not yet. That’s why tennis player Sharapova was caught. One more thing, the long off season particularly in the NBA intentionally or unintentionally allow a leeway for cheaters to remain undetectable. For the curture to change in sport a regimental change in drug testing and going for high character professionals will be a one of the parameters. Wishing thinking on my part again. Haha cheers

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Do you remember when Lin was in Rox at one time his agent said to him like…” You should be thankful you still can play in NBA…(or something like that…)” What kind of agent is this? Asik’s agent is very tough so Morey & Mc didn’t dare to say or do anything to against him even he didn’t want to play…

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! My friend just DM me the news.

  • Maknusia

    whatever PED they were to take, still requires working their butt off….so its no magic pill in anyways…what the organization should have done is to have a control mechanism, so athletics dont abuse them

  • freemind

    I think Lin choose agent based on who he feel most comfortable with. It’s not always about the money. I think everyone is different and considers different things to determine what makes them comfortable. I believe nba agents receive up to 5% (?) or more of their clients playing contracts and up to 20% of endorsement contract. I recall reading somewhere about Lin agent charging by the hour as opposed to taking a percentage of their contracts. Agents not taking cut of endorsement probably means clients are happier and can be selective on endorsement rather than being enslave to them.

  • Jamie

    If you dont have any proof, then thats a big accusation and disrespect to the players who work so hard
    If they are taking pills that are not banned then, there’s nothing wrong with it.
    Fans just wanna enjoy the best performance
    if everyone’s doing the same thing, then no one is cheating
    it’s still fair

  • Jamie

    yep he is a moron
    Lin should really go with a white/asian business minded agent
    cant believe this guy disses Lin like that just like some of the “brothers” in the NBA

  • Click Click

    Lin’s shares agents with Marvin Williams and Tim Duncan. All 3 of these players have almost non-existent egos and no greedy nature. All 3 have taken big discounts to play for teams they want to play for in their careers. I don’t think it’s a coincidence Lin picked these particular agents to represent him.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin will start & close the game… Lin & Lopez.

    Atkinson said. “If you talk about Jeremy Lin’s strength, the pick-and-roll is his strength. I know when I talked to him he was excited about playing with Brook. I said, ‘Wow, two great pick-and-roll partners.’ Brook is a great passer. [Lopez] was the sell to him: ‘You’re going to have a partner. You guys at the end of the games are going to have to make plays out of the pick-and-roll.’

  • Jamie

    He only shares one with those guys and the main one is incompetent

  • casual bb fans

    Exactly , that’s the wishingful thinking of having more high character players and FO as well in the NBA . Haha cheers.

  • freemind

    exactly. no reason to question the man who knows himself best.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Lin’s agent paid by hour just like his old job- attorney.

  • casual bb fan

    Exactly my opinion and wishful thinking of having more high character players and FOs guys for a culture change in the NBA. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    Excellent post and observations. Thank you. Haha cheers

  • Maknusia

    Both are class act!

  • casual bb fan

    Good observations. Haha cheers

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know if he’s since left Tanner’s agency, but I’m pretty sure he mentioned Roger in his testimony during the recent China trip.

    Jun’12: Jeremy Lin has a new leading agent: Jim Tanner, who is a partner at the prestigious Williams & Connolly law firm in Washington, D.C. Lin, who was previously solely repped by Roger Montgomery, also has a new publicist, Meredith Geisler, who works with Tanner’s clients, some of whom are future Hall of Famers. Tanner currently represents Tim Duncan, Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Shane Battier, Hedo Turkolgu, Marvin Williams,..Tanner will represent Lin in all areas of contractual agreements, marketing endorsements, licensing, personal appearances, media relations, community investments and other business opportunities. In addition, Montgomery will collaborate with Tanner on free agency and other basketball-related matters.
    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/21003/jeremy-lin-switches-agents

    Oct’13: Jim Tanner, a partner at Williams & Connolly LLP who represents some of the biggest names in basketball, including point guard Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets, is leaving the Washington-based law firm to start a sports and entertainment management business.

    Tanner, who turned 45 yesterday, said in a telephone interview that he’s taking all of his clients with him to Arlington, Virginia-based Tandem Sports & Entertainment, which opens for business tomorrow.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-10-14/jeremy-lin-agent-tanner-leaves-law-firm-to-start-sports-practice

  • casual bb fan

    Great post and excellent observations. Thank you. Haha cheers

  • freemind

    do you think he is heading to LV to support/watch Nets summer league? They play the first game tomorrow against Cleveland
    http://www.nba.com/summerleague/2016/teams/nets/

  • JFirst

    You’re quoting him out of context. It was a time when Jeremy was very depressed about his situation and his agent used those words to encourage him. It’s what you call “counting your blessings” 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what my friend said first… but I still think it’s NY. Summer league all for Rookie…

  • freemind

    Lin is still with Tanner
    http://tandemse.com/

  • Click Click

    OK, I did a little research onto NBA jerseys and here’s what the differences are…

    I’m not 100% positive, but I believe the discounted $60 Swingman jersey is the older Nets jersey and not the newer version. The logos are obviously in different spots, but the quality should be the same. They both have iron-on numbers and lettering. These are the mid-tier jerseys and are slightly better than the replicas.

    Then there’s the actual authentic NBA jerseys that players wear. Supposedly these cost up to $300. They don’t have the adidas logo on the front and only has the player’s name and number, with NBA logo on the back. These come with fully stitched names and numbers on them. I’m not positive where exactly to buy authentic jerseys other than maybe at Barclays Center or specialty stores online. I’ll have to look into this further to make sure.

    Here’s a recent Reddit thread where some users spoke about these jerseys:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4pegmp/does_anyone_know_the_difference_in_nba_jerseys/

    Bottom line is, if you don’t care about having the newest version of the Swingman jersey, go with the cheaper, discounted $60 version. If you care about highest quality and want stitched name and numbers, you’ll need to spend big and get the authentic version. If you don’t care at all about quality, there are sites online that makes knockoffs for like $15. Hope this helps.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is from Woj (Jul 1, 2016) talking about Jeremy’s contract with the Nets :

    His agents, Roger Montgomery and Jim Tanner, completed the deal with Nets general manager Sean Marks on Friday morning. Lin’s $12 million annual salary is a steep increase from the $2.1 million he earned with Charlotte this past season.

    See : http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–jeremy-lin-to-join-nets-141505759.html

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    awesome. coach Atkinson is a smart man. his thinking is in line with most Lin fans. i feel that i won’t have to defend Lin much from the haters now that coach pretty much speaks for us

  • freemind

    some of his future teammates are playing RHJ, Kilpatrick, McCullough… so just maybe there to support cheer them on?

  • DrewBear2

    This makes more sense. Which agent was quoted: Tanner or Roger?

  • Joe what do you know

    I was gonna cancel the League Pass this year but now I’m having second thoughts….

  • CJSHYY

    Stop by LV to show support then NY for press conference? Haha!

    Someone said CARIS LEVERT is good…?

  • Jamie

    that doesnt make them not high character

  • DrewBear2

    But I get the impression Roger is also part spiritual advisor?

  • freemind

    Atkinson is in LV, maybe fly back to NY together after final game on Tues for press ?

  • DrewBear2

    3 months to pre-season seems too far.

  • CJSHYY

    I think we do need LP bc there will not many or even none national TV games for Nets next season due to poor record.

  • zxcvb

    Key quotes:

    “Obviously we want him to play like he did when he was in New York for that brief stretch; I’d love that. What I really loved about that part is how everybody remembers the scoring, but I remember him distributing the ball and really making a lot of plays out of the pick-and-roll for other people, too.”

    I know when I talked to him he was excited about playing with Brook. I said, ‘Wow, two great pick-and-roll partners.’ Brook is a great passer. [Lopez] was the sell to him: ‘You’re going to have a partner. You guys at the end of the games are going to have to make plays out of the pick-and-roll.’ “I definitely think he can help Brook, and Brook can help him.

    I’m sure we’ll hear more during the eventual press conference. But good to hear the obvious confirmed. It’s about the BROOK-LIN PnR combo. That’s how it all starts. With Lin as the true starting PG making the plays.

  • KL

    Hi everyone. I have not posted in a while cause I generally prefer to chill during the offseason. I must say I am glad that Lin signed with Brooklyn. It is amazing how most of us managed to predict it accurately this time around (unlike last season).

    I was rooting for Brooklyn for the same reasons as most of the posters here. On a personal note, I live in Asia but I often fly to America, New Jersey to visit family. It is very fitting that the team that used to be the New Jersey Nets is now my “hometown” team.

    I will study the roster after things are settled but I have full faith in Lin. However, I must caution against having overly high expectations for the early part of the season. I had always thought that NBA teams had at least a month to prepare. Now I know that the training camp is only 5 days. Usually that means 8 to 10 practices before pre-season. With a new coach, many new players, it will take time for them to gel.

    So I urge everyone to be patient and enjoy the process.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Maybe. We will know soon.

  • CJSHYY

    Another friend of mine just said Lin probably going to see his young new teammates in LV… haha!

  • DrewBear2

    Or maybe hold the press conference in Vegas.

    “…two weeks in Las Vegas is the perfect place for Atkinson to start evaluating and developing the Nets’ young talent…The championship tournament starts on Wednesday and runs through the following Monday.”

    http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2016/07/08/summer-school

  • DrewBear2

    Good idea to begin the bonding process. Besides, it sounds like Marks will also be there.

    “…It’s going to be convenient for Sean Marks who recently bought a vacation home in southern California…Team officials wouldn’t comment on his (Atkinson) or Marks’ whereabouts, but they had been in California over the weekend.”

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/6/12104702/brooklyn-nets-youngsters-praise-kenny-atkinson-as-a-coach-and-man

  • CJSHYY

    I think you’re probably right. 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, to NY normally will go to SF airport specially from Palo Alto. To LV or LA, SJ airport has more airlines.

  • Click Click

    I don’t think anyone is expecting Lin and his new team to start off playing great basketball. It will take some time (I’m guessing 1-2 months) for everyone to get used to each other’s playstyle and Atkinson’s system. I think by January, we should be seeing what this new Nets team can really do together.

  • Maknusia

    thats great….good for fans and the Nets…win-win

  • joy

    I agree. Lin never wants money be the first consideration, even the reality is in the opposite way. I’m also sure Lin knows his bottom line and as long as the result meets his satisfaction, he takes it and then moves on. His major was economic and eventually he is the winner of all.

  • Lin Dunn

    Lin’s good friend Landry Fields is supposed to be playing in summer league, don’t know which team. Possible that Lin is going to SL to see Fields also?

  • zxcvb

    I sort of expect them to. With Lin as a true starting PG and a supportive head coach, training camp, preseason and a few regular season games are enough to start clicking. I’m not saying they’re gonna start the season on a big win streak, but they’ll be looking good sooner than people think.

    During Linsanity, he stepped into the starting lineup with no warning and shined. Over the past few years, his role has yoyo-ed erratically every week with different teammates to play with. But whenever Lin was allowed to be a true starting PG or even starting SG with lots of touches, he beasted like he’s been playing with guys for years.

    The problem with previous seasons is that Lin played preseason as a true PG (if only for 20mpg), but when the season began, he went back to standing in the corner as a backup SG or Derek Fisher PG. No more.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I am w you ” they’ll be looking good sooner than people think.”

  • zxcvb

    Even if they’re, say, 3-7, to start the season, it’ll be because the defense hasn’t been sorted out yet and the schedule is tough. The offense should be pretty smooth in a hurry (esp. since Atkinson has already worked with Lin before).

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. Do you mean high character in a unique or weird way like what you just mentioned “when everyone is doing the same thing (PED!) then no one is cheating”!!!! Misconceived justification here I reckon. Haha cheers

  • DrewBear2

    What do you think? First jersey (image on left) has no Adidas logo (not counting jock tag), but NBA logo is on front. The texture of the fabric looks like the jersey Jeremy wore in a recent PR photo, which is clearly a game jersey with no logo on front and presumably the NBA logo on back.
    Regular: $350, Sale: $138 “Brooklyn Nets White Custom Authentic Home Jersey”
    http://store.nba.com/Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_Brooklyn_Nets_White_Custom_Authentic_Home_Jersey#ReviewHeader

    The $140 version (image on right) tweeted by @BrooklynNets (Verified) DOES have the Adidas logo on front and NBA logo on back. This one is labelled “ADIDAS BROOKLYN NETS SWINGMAN HOME JERSEY” without the word ‘authentic’. This site also gives no details about the product.
    http://www.netsstore.com/adidas-brooklyn-nets-swingman-home-jersey/H82361.html?_remoteInclude=true

  • DrewBear2

    Landry is playing with the Warriors.

  • Click Click

    Honestly, I would probably go with the NBA Store Authentic version. It will be higher quality than Swingman and at the same price as the newer Swingman version (from Nets store). I like the black authentic though. Not as easy to get stains on it compared to the white home jersey…

    http://store.nba.com/Brooklyn_Nets_Mens_Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_Brooklyn_Nets_Black_Custom_Authentic_Road_Jersey

    People in the feedback are saying the sizing is all off though. I think they’re much smaller than the sizing chart states. Gonna be risky buying the authentic jerseys and even Swingman because if they don’t fit, you can’t return them.

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, patience with the process is wise. Although training camp might be short, the 8 games of preseason essential stretch the training period to about a month (late-Sept. to late-Oct.)

  • DrewBear2

    Yup, I was going with black. I just used the white jersey to match the other two images. I plan to call before ordering to get clarification on sizing. I prefer a loose jersey, so I’d err on the side of larger. If it still arrives too small, I’ll just give it to a nephew who is slimmer than I am.

  • Click Click

    For your info, the T in the size means Tall. I think that’s why the authentic jerseys from the NBA store are so heavily discounted. They’re all in tall sizes in both colors. Be careful ordering because once the order goes through, you can’t cancel.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin is in LV for summer league. check his snapchat.

  • casual bb fan

    The mark of a true leader checking out and lending support to his young troopers. Haha cheers

  • DrewBear2

    I’ll confirm that, too. Their sizing chart states they’re 3-5″ longer than the Swingman version. Thanks for the tips.

  • Click Click

    Yeah no problem. I want to get the authentic jerseys but I’ve been reading the feedback from other teams’ jersey comment sections and a lot of people are unhappy with the name and number materials, color, and sizing. It’s so weird that the NBA store would sell jerseys that don’t fit and have oddly sized, shaped, and color lettering and numbers…

    http://store.nba.com/Mens_Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_Los_Angeles_Lakers_Gold_Custom_Authentic_Home_Jersey

    http://store.nba.com/Mens_Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_Los_Angeles_Lakers_White_Custom_Authentic_Home_Jersey

    http://store.nba.com/Mens_Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_Miami_Heat_Black_Custom_Authentic_Road_Jersey

    http://store.nba.com/Mens_Authentic_Jerseys/Mens_New_York_Knicks_Blue_Custom_Authentic_Road_Jersey

    I ordered the $60 Swingman jersey instead. It’s less risky if it doesn’t fit or look proper. Might buy the authentic jerseys at Barclays if I really want one bad, so I know for a fact it fits me and looks proper before I drop big bucks on it lol.

  • Maknusia

    but…there was a huge difference…in NYK….the rest of the players had an understanding playing as an unit prior to Lin taking the lead. Lin was the only variable that changed.

    Currently, the entire team is a new add on with a new coach hence its gonna take some time to gel

    but with Lin, nothing impossible, especially when we have high caliber player who like to play collectively without any ego

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    Lin thanked Brooklyn Nets for providing a beautiful hotel room.
    The team leader is ready to support the young fellas for the summer league!
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/751660091082838017

  • Click Click

    Lin’s awesome. Going to support his new teammates, most of whom aren’t even going to be on his team next year and the ones that do make the cut, are riding the bench. I doubt any starters making his kind of money would go watch and support guys who will get cut or ride the bench. True leadership and class from Lin.

    Has Lin done this for the Rockets, Lakers, or Hornets in previous years? I think this might be the first time he’s been back in the Summer Leagues besides playing in it for the Mavs in 2010.

  • CJSHYY

    I think he will be OK bc last year w Hornets is the same – new teammates, new coach, new system…. The only problem I am concern Nets has too many young players compare to Hornets.

  • ProLin

    Wow, he’s not in NJ.. he’s in vegas! That make sense! There to support the kids and to talk shop with Atkinson face to face… love it. That’s the Jlin we know. He can’t wait to get started!

  • ProLin

    I have a feeling Kenny wanted him to go and he just accepted. I mean he’s done with his tour and vacations.. what else he’s gonna do? Just gonna get fat on Chick-A-Fila!

  • zxcvb

    Some other players do it…all starters and leaders. This definitely a sign of Lin’s role on the team. He is now a guy wanted and invited to Summer League to support, mentor and even “scout” new guys.

  • CJSHYY

    I also think Nets wants Lin to “scout” new players since he will be the one who in charge the O for this team.

  • Click Click

    Oh really? I never paid attention to Summer League before, so I have no clue if starters go there to support their teams. Never heard about that happening before.

  • ProLin

    yeah and he needs to establish his seniority with these kids too, so they’d listen to him when they start to play for real.

  • zxcvb

    It’s guys like Wall and Cousins visiting SL, and yes, pretty sure I remember Harden as well. It’s the leaders of the team. Lin has never done this before even when he was “starting” for the Rox.

  • zxcvb

    With his relationship with Atkinson, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ll talk about potential guys to sign for training camp or D-League etc.. Also means Lin might have an interview on NBA TV or something to talk about his new role.

  • Click Click

    I see, thanks.

    This is a clear signal from Marks and Atkinson that Lin’s the undisputed new leader of the Nets lol. It’s finally happening, Lin has his own team now!

  • psalm234

    Yes, this is great to build relationship with his teammates as a supportive leader.
    It will definitely give a sense of cohesiveness to build a strong team from 1-12 (maybe 1-15 now)

    JLin definitely is excited to start a new chapter as one of the leaders in the Brooklyn Nets 🙂

  • DrewBear2

    Yeah, read too many reviews and it makes you hesitate. The problem is some of the reviews are 3-4 years old and I wonder if these guys read the sizing chart. I thought about the $60 version, but it just happens they don’t have my size. I’ll see how much clarification I can get when I call. I may just wait if they sound clueless. I already have a t-shirt and cap arriving Monday, so at least I have something for the 1st game of the season….in late October. lol

  • Click Click

    I’ll be glued to NBA TV tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the Nets rookies and 2nd year rookies play, with Lin there to scout and cheer them on.

  • zxcvb

    That unit was pretty rag-tag. Lin, Field/Shump, Walker/Novak, Jeffries/Amare, Chandler.

    Lopez is such a skilled veteran, he and Lin will have the PnR working smoothly. And guys like Crabbe and TJ and Hamilton can spot up for 3s.

  • Click Click

    Let us know what you find out on the phone with the rep. And yeah, pre-season doesn’t start until 3 months from now, but some of us can’t wait to wear Brooklyn Lin gear lol.

  • DrewBear2

    I agree the defense will be harder to put together.

  • ProLin

    My only expectation is that Lin take charge and get starter minutes/usage. Everything else is gravy.

  • psalm234

    So … we’re watching Summer League to scout Coach Lin scouting players LOL

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, that will take time with so many young guys in the rotation (TJ, Crabbe, Kilpatrick, RHJ). Also, Lopez has limitations on PnR defense (not too mobile) despite being a good shot blocker. Need to figure out a way to compensate.

  • psalm234

    It would be great if Brook Lopez joins Lin in Vegas as the Nets leaders ..
    It gives a new identity as a cohesive team

  • DrewBear2

    lol…man, I hope the junk (Doritos, 7-11, etc) he’s constantly tweeting or snapping are the exception and his normal diet is healthier.

  • wandertheglobe

    SJ has more airlines to LAS and LAX? Not even close. At SJC, Only Southwest and Delta fly non-stop to LAS. At SFO, you got your choice of VA, B6, UA, and Southwest non-stop to LAS. More flights and options out of SFO. But SJC is more convenient airport to fly in and out.

  • ProLin

    I think he said before how much he loved junk food..

  • ProLin

    I think Lin will be TEACHING them, like a coach.

  • Ben Johnson

    Very tempted to drive up to Vegas tomorrow from socal to catch a glimpse of JLin tutoring the younglings 😀

  • ProLin

    GO FOR IT, take photos, share with us.

  • Maknusia

    go go go

  • Steppen03

    As always… It’s a looong wait til the season started. But it’s good! ITS GOOD!!!
    I want JL30 to be as prepared as possible. I want The Nets to have time to do every right as well.
    LETS GO!!!

  • Steppen03

    Oh, it’s JL7 not JL30 …haha..

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i guess i’ll be watching some summer league games after all lol

  • spiderman

    Wouldn’t call Cousins or Harden “leaders”, but they definitely lead their teams in a negative direction

  • kittyhead

    Wonder if we’re gonna stick to this thread to post things? If so, that will be great! lol
    Not sure if Coach Diepenbrock’s words were posted before?

    http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_30099408/tyler-johnson-cashes-nba-free-agent

    Lin, 27, who opted out of a two-year, $4.3 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets to become an unrestricted free agent, will be reunited with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, an assistant coach with the New York Knicks during the “Linsanity” episode four years ago.

    “I just know that at this stage of his career, he wants the opportunity to be a starting point guard and to see what he can do when he’s responsible for a team and not just be a backup,” said Peter Diepenbrock, the boys basketball coach at Paly when Lin led the Vikings to a state title as a senior in 2006. “So he’s real excited and he’s got a coach that knows him and has coached him, so a lot of trust there. And that’s really important.

    “He’s played in a lot of big games and he’s kind of seen it all, so he’s definitely ready to go,” Diepenbrock added.
    “Hopefully they can get some players to put around him, and obviously that’s where TJ comes in.”

  • freemind

    do it !!! he’s at the Wynn 😉

  • sws94

    The first game against New Jersey was not a starting position. He came in off the bench and played on the Linsanity level. Then I think he started. But the Linsanity time and now are different. He has a whole report on how to defend him where he wasn’t defended so aggressively then.

    He’ll now just have to learn his teammates and I think that’ll take 3-4 months. Some nights may look better than others. However, he may develop a good chemistry with one or two right away.

    The key to Lin playing well is touches, involvement, minutes on a consistent level. When Lin got those, even off the bench, he had good results.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Alaingrvis
  • Hope

    This is the ideal situation jlin&fans been waiting for so many years. It’s finally happening. I’m ecstatic. This is going to cost me another $160 this coming season.

  • sws94

    Atkinson said the system is different in his quote. I find this quote very important yet I don’t think anyone has quoted it:

    Kenny Atkinson said it’s not fair to expect Linsanity 2.0. But he did say the 27-year-old point guard will make Brooklyn’s best player better.

    “We’re so far removed from that. Different program, different team, different style. Expecting that, I don’t think it’s fair to him, fair to our team,’’ said Atkinson, who was pivotal as a Knicks assistant during Lin’s magical 26-game run four years ago. “He’s going to have to figure out how best to play in this system, and we’re going to have to figure out how to use him. It’s different times, different place.

    Good. That’s what I wanted to get a clue about. So, it isn’t Linsanity MDA style with Atkinson. There’s distance between then and now and his system will be different. The most interesting part of the quote for me always is not that he is starting part. I don’t care who starts. Lin at the END of the games will have Lopez as a partner. That excites me. The fact Atkinson sees Lin as a *closer* is of prime importance to me. Because that’s where he shines and decides games. Yes, I know, starter means more minutes and consistent ones hopefully. And that’s the only interest I have in it. IMO, Lin would be more of a BAM coming in later in the game but finishing halves and games. But that’s too way outside of the box for most basketball fans to conceive I guess.

  • Alaingrvis

    Starter part is not even a question anymore. We should stop bring it up. Thats a given now.

  • kittyhead

    Lin does care about starting and finishing games as well. Coach Atkinson wants to use Lin to play pnr, make plays for teammates as a quaterback. For me, that’s little difference from D’Antoni’s offense. Playing as a point guard and floor general is always Lin’s goal while playing. I will be very happy if Atkinson really uses Lin in that way.

  • sws94

    That’s not my point though. I know he’s a starter. My point is more the nature of Lin’s energy and how he is as a tandem player. He doesn’t quite play like a lot of other players. As a starter, Lin has to use his energy more like LeBron does now, pick and choose when to really turn it on as opposed to when he played 25-27 minutes he can play a full energy other times. And who is best to use in tandem. That energy Lin provided strategically in games is now not part of what he does as an introduction in a game or in strategic situations, so he has to have it at strategic parts of the game. It’s just an adjustment to pacing.

    Robin will be his PnR big man. But Lin also needs runners. To me, what made the Cavs game so successful is MKG was playing with Lin. MKG ran. He rebounded and pushed the pace. So, MKG is running, Lin is running, Cody Zeller is running, Lin has the option of going to any of them or finishing himself. If RHJ or Crabbe or guys like that get out and run, Lin is going to look great. If he plays more half-court offense, Lin then has to choose his energy and when to have others be involved in that. But I have faith Atkinson will have a good offense with a lot of ball movement in the half court.

    But the best part now is he closes. That’s where the clutchness comes in, that’s where his capabilities to make winning plays will happen. It’s not a matter of what games the coach chooses Lin will close, he’ll close all of them. That excites me.

  • sws94

    He says the system will be different. We’ll have to see how.

  • Alaingrvis

    (Brook lopez not robin) I get it its just lets speak of Lin as a for sure starter. You don’t want to talk thing into the existence. Which is why i don’t bring up TJ making more. Or any negative things. I know it doesn’t change the future. Its just how i am. Since he is a starter. Lets all not talk about him as a bench player. Instead let talk about him as a future allstar. lol 🙂

  • Click Click

    I’m working on an article of what I think Atkinson’s system will be, after we find out whether or not the Nets can land Crabbe and TJ, but here’s a very important interview that most of us probably listened to before almost 2 months ago, but is worth re-listening to again:

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

    The important part of that 10 minute interview is obviously the beginning, where Kenny speaks about the importance of having a quarterback-like point guard on his team, in the league, and in his system. However, the most important part comes at the end of the interview around the 8 minute mark where he lays out what he believes will lead to the Nets’ success in coming years.

    1. Defensive Identity
    2. Competitive Group (every single night)
    3. A Team that shares the ball

    Atkinson said that 1 and 2 can be swapped. He then says he won’t go overboard with focusing on defense. The saying around the NBA has been “defense wins championship.” Well, Atkinson believes “BALANCE wins championships.” “You gotta be good on both ends.” He knows that in today’s league, you can’t just focus on offense or defense, you need to have a team that’s good with all facets of the game.

  • psalm234

    My biggest takeaway from Coach Keith Atkinson’s statement is that he is smart and protective of Jeremy Lin by telling people not to expect Linsanity record-breaking scoring (but more Linsanity PG making lots of PnR plays) because it isn’t fair. He knows if he set the expectation so high, nothing Jeremy does will look good to the fans.

    Don’t miss his next statement about what people missed when watching Linsanity was Lin’s ability to distribute the ball not scoring/attacking the rim fearlessly, I expect he wants Lin to be a true PG in his system, which is perfect because he has a great PnR partner in Brook Lopez

    “Obviously we want him to play like he did when he was in New York for that brief stretch; I’d love that. What I really loved about that part is how everybody remembers the scoring, but I remember him distributing the ball and really making a lot of plays out of the pick-and-roll for other people, too.
    http://nypost.com/2016/07/08/how-jeremy-lins-strength-can-sharpen-brook-lopezs-game/

    I’m thankful there’s no concern of starter/backup role with Lin in the Nets. He’s the clear starter. In this context of NYPost interview, Coach Atkinson is basically telling people to expect JLin the PG making a lot of PnR plays for other people (14.9pts/6.8asts Post All-Star 2012), although he would love Lin scoring like in the first 6 games (26.8pts/8.5asts)

    I definitely see a refined Lin in 2016 can exceed 15pts/7asts but I like how Coach Atkinson set up Jeremy for success by having realistic expectations.

  • donsmacau

    The quote you noted is really the key quote, Kenny would obviously welcome Linsanity type play, that is exactly what he said only using different words.

    But as you rightly note, he is trying to tamp down expectations on JLIN to produce Linsanity 2.0

  • psalm234

    awesome, can’t wait for the article!
    I know it will be good 🙂

  • psalm234

    Rick Bonnell still had high praise for Lin in an article covering Hornets offseason.

    “Not being able to afford guard Jeremy Lin is the worst hit this team took in FA.
    Sessions is a solid backup PG, but he won’t replace what Lin provided.”

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/751799224677740544

  • psalm234

    Kudos to Batum to call Jeremy a great player

    Batum said “It’s huge for Hornets losing Jeremy Lin. He’s a great player.” in #FIBAOQTManila2016

    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/751800030734872576

  • donsmacau

    Not really a question of affordability and it’s a shame many Hornets administration and fandom still can’t accept that it was STARTER vs bench. It was not all of the other extraneous issues such as minutes on the floor, closer in 4Q or role i.e. PG or SG.

    Perhaps one day they will finally understand.

  • Click Click

    A lot of Hornets fans don’t like Bonnell, but he’s telling the obvious truth here. Hornets can try to replace Lin, but nobody will be able to fill his role and do what he did for the Hornets last year.

    I wish Charlotte the best, but I’m doubtful they’ll make the playoffs again, especially because the East improved so much and because the Nets will soon be a playoff contender. They have a pretty good team, but I don’t see them beating the good teams without Lin’s contributions.

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t know much about the variations on the run ‘n gun type of offensive systems. My hope is they start immediately with equal emphasis on the defensive system. All NBA caliber players know how to score. Focus on the other end of the court is much harder to ingrain into a team culture.

  • donsmacau

    Batum knows :

    a) JLIN gave the team HOPE against tough foes and clearly led the most important wins of the season.
    b) that JLIN probably helped Kemba more than Batum did

    Props to Batum for not hiding under pretense.

  • psalm234

    I’m sure Kenny don’t mind JLin pulling the Spurs/Raptors/Cavs game last season out of his bag by being a scorer if his teammates have an off-night or he has a great shooting night 🙂

    I also like seeing how smart Coach Atkinson deals with the media so far. That’s an important aspect from a Head Coach

  • donsmacau

    JLIN gets his entire team involved in the offense, that puts the mindset of all him teammates into the GAME and they play harder and keep their focus on the defensive end, as a result.

    That is why nobody ever played defense for Kemba when he played heroball.

  • Briiick

    Defensive effort is proportional to the earned reward, which requires balance in other words. The selfish system in Rox of letting Harden score and demanding others to cover him in defense eliminates the reward for defense.

  • lleepar

    Today’s NBA summer leage game on ESPN3.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/751805596081483776

  • Ben Johnson

    They could have offered JLin 20mil/year and it wouldn’t have mattered so long as he was still rotting on the bench

  • Ben Johnson

    Can’t wait to see coach Lin dispensing his words of wisdom on the the sidelines

  • psalm234

    Cho actually said they’d love JLin to come back but they understand Lin wants to start.
    I think that’s very classy and a good parting statement.

    The Hornets have set their present and future with Kemba Walker/Batum as the main playmakers.
    It’s definitely the Hornets’ loss if they can’t see Lin as a starter because Lin has proven to be clutch (Batum’s last 3-5min clutch number is really bad).

    But we’re happy that it’s the Nets gain trusting Lin as the starting PG in NY 🙂
    So I’m a bit thankful for Hornets not trusting Lin 100% lol

  • Rick James

    that point is MOOT..if they offered lin 20mil/year then its a starting position…same as saying they wouldn’t have offered 20 mil/year for a player to rot on the bench as you say. Even james harden, okc didn’t want to pay the money for him to be a 6th man on the team.

  • DrewBear2

    Hornets as a team have had top 10 defensive rating for as long as Cliff has been there. I agree Jeremy can facilitate that, but it still needs a system in place from the coaching staff. Marks & Atkinson want to build a culture that will last and not be too dependent on any single player. After all, injuries can happen.

  • Click Click

    Yup, all 3 of the things Atkinson listed go hand in hand. You really can’t have 1 without the others. In order to play competitive basketball, you need to also have a good defense and share the ball on offense. In order to have a good defense, you need to get players involved offensively by sharing the ball so they’d feel like hustling back on defense. This is what Kenny means by being balanced.

  • DrewBear2

    Cool. I think I get that. I know I don’t have NBA TV.

  • Rick James

    i think your a) is off a little LOL

  • DrewBear2

    lol…you know what he meant

  • Rick James

    nope…i think he is a batum fan…needs to go to batumportal.com

  • donsmacau

    It isn’t a one-off unique to Clifford issue. Almost every instance in JLIN’s career where he was responsible for primary playmaking not only have his teammates played well on the offensive but also defensive. Just need unselfish, enthusiastic, minimally athletic teammates and let JLIN lead.

    Hornets predict they will get 3rd seed next season, I predict they miss the playoffs with Cliff’s vaunted defense.

  • donsmacau

    Salary cap continues to go up while the desperation of the Hornets rises in lock step, who knows one day a backup makes $20m and Cho/MJ foolishly are the ones to give it to him.

    It’s the point Ben was trying to make that is relevant, not the money total.

  • Bulldog

    Maybe there is one in France.

  • Alan

    Your a) should be Lin instead: most if not all of the important wins came from Lin. Not sure if its a typo or if you really mean batum.

  • donsmacau

    I corrected the mistake about 30 seconds after I posted it. Refresh your pages.

  • Bulldog

    Next season, I will pay my attention to both Brooklyn & Charlotte. They are good comparisons in with and without Lin effect. Charlotte was a 48-wins team while Brooklyn 21. Let’s see what will happen to them.

  • Jamie

    High character as in hardworking and willing to sacrifice for the team
    taking meds has nothing to do with it
    you are notion of high character is misconceived
    if you hate the NBA culture so much, why not stop following it lol
    you obviously dont get it

  • sws94

    Exactly. My quote concerned their possible system and how Lin fits in with others. I saw the part about Lin distributing, and really, that’s what I loved about the Linsanity era too. How he distributed but also how much his teammates were into playing with him because of that.

    So, I’m looking at it from a team standpoint. Who can Lin feed, who will run with Lin, who can Lin lob to, and it’s really important that Lin gets help with ball handling duties so defenses just don’t load up on him and in some cases force the ball out of his hands in early offense and try to defend him from not getting the ball again. The other players give Lin breathing room. I think overall something that has the aspects of Lin running and throwing lobs yet has another playmaker in it as well to give Lin a breather and free him up to play off ball sometimes which he does quite well.

    As for Lin, 15/7 is quite realistic and good expectations IMO.

  • Jamie

    He had to say something nice in Asia
    but he never shared the ball with Lin much

  • Alan

    Yeah I thought it was just a typo too.

  • Jamie

    nah Batum isn’t a real french

  • donsmacau

    I’m unconcerned with another player with highly skilled handles on the floor with JLIN, the playmaking originates with JLIN and if the defense keys on him with doubles he’s going to prepare his team to understand how to get open. JLIN from a team perspective needs a backup ball handling/PG when JLIN rests, that could be Whitehead.

    This is not the JLIN of 2012, no team in the NBA can just pressure JLIN into mistakes – JLIN and his prepared team forces others’ mistakes – JLIN is the danger.

  • Win

    I was worry about the starting role for Lin if the Nets to get TJ and Crabbe. Now I am relieve. 🙂

  • sws94

    The way others use starter and the way I use it are different. I mean literally start and that’s all. Others use it to mean time on the court and role, quality of player, etc. I don’t all of the time. Sometimes I use it to mean you start at 12:00 of the first quarter and that’s that. If I were to use Lin on my team I might go with Lin, 32-35 minutes a game, but the idea is that I want his energy and game-changing abilities to be used when I feel it is at crucial times in the game. It would just be a different allocation of the same time and role that would differ somewhat from the sort of allocations that are normally associated with “starter” which I don’t think have to be. But once he’s in the game, his amount of time would not be cut short which was the mistake coaches made using him IMO. And he always closes, again, much more crucial to me than starting (literally).

    I think that’s the disconnect people don’t get with my sense of Lin not starting. It’s not a *status* of bench player, or saying the quality of player he is at all. It is the impact of staggering his energy as a major player getting 32-35 minutes that I think kind of makes him a powerful figure in a game. As someone *literally* starting the game, he has to find a different way to do that. But as soon as he rests and comes back, there’s that BAM quality again.

  • sws94

    They complement the Lin-Brook foundation. TJ could be in the “old” Lin role perhaps. Not sure.

  • Win

    Hornets is not gonna make it to the playoff this year if the Eastern Conference is as strong as last year. On the other hand if Nets players buy in to the system and play team defense, they might be the surprise team like the last year Hornets.

  • sws94

    Well, good for Rick. Lin can’t be replaced on or off the court. Hornets have a big loss in losing Lin but they seem happy to have had him for the most part.

  • sws94

    Atks is smart. Like him. I think the team may resemble the ball-movement Spurs a lot.

  • Win

    I can’t believe NBA sent IT (the player) to Asia. This guy is a racist.

  • Win

    I bet you he will share more now if JLin is still with Hornets this season. Reason being he got what he wanted ($$$) and he knows better that they need JLin to win big game.

  • Win

    Line is Nets -4, Just a FYI.

    🙂

  • sws94

    Did anyone post Batum talking about Lin leaving the Hornets yet?

  • sws94
  • lleepar

    Also …

  • sws94

    I think sometimes on the floor with him. That’s today’s NBA. Have two ball handlers on the floor. Lin is fine, the point was from a team’s perspective, Lin being freed up and not loaded on as the only source who can handle the ball when needed. A team that mostly runs through one player is easier to defend than one that can go through 2 or sometimes 3, no matter the player.

  • psalm234

    Surrounding Lin with more playmakers so defense don’t load up on him is definitely great idea. Having Brook/Lin as the focal point of offense would help. I’m curious to see if TJ or Chris Lavert in the future can help being additional playmakers

  • psalm234

    another one
    Batum said “Jeremy Lin’s very athletic, can score & defense. I’m gonna miss him for sure.”
    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/751804221054263296

  • sws94

    I think they will be the foundation, the two best veteran players. Lin probably plays first off of the PnR big man, which he hasn’t really had since Ed Davis, only a little bit in Zeller and Hansbrough, and then off of the wings he can kick out or lob to. The other playmaker is to deal with the modern defenses that swarm ball handlers. Doesn’t matter if the ball handler is a PG, who it usually is, or PF, which there are more of now. You just need two to have the defences scattered and open up holes. That’s what Lin exploited so well on the Hornets.

  • Jamie

    Never had any concerns lol
    Lin is the 2nd best player on that team for better or worse so he is starting

  • Jamie

    doesnt matter now
    Lin is in a better place(for himself)

  • Jamie

    how is IT racist lol
    hes the victim of racism if anything lol

  • psalm234

    If MKG stays healthy, they might have a chance to reach the playoff.
    The biggest problem of losing Lin is losing the best playmaker in getting everyone involved then the underrated defense + help D. They would have easily lose at least 5-6 big games without Lin last year.

    It’ll be interesting to see how they will fare this year

  • sws94

    Or best. He’ll be considered 2nd best but what he does is different from Lopez. I guess per position, since PG is more stacked, Lopez is rated higher because center is not as stacked.

  • Maknusia

    yup…well said….

  • DrewBear2

    Let’s look at a game as two 24 minute halves. If Jeremy plays 16-18 min. per half and starts & finishes each half, how would you space out the minutes? Kemba, for example, usually played the first 12 min. of each half (basically the entire 1st & 3rd quarters), sat for a few minutes before finishing the 2nd & 4th quarters. So something like: Q1-12″, Q2-final 6″, Q3-12″, Q4-final 6″. I know each game will be different, but what would be the general pattern?

  • Maknusia

    And the other spot is to replace the Kemba, while he had to miss games. Also Lin provided the 1 – 2 punch when needed especially during 4th Q

    On top of that he manage to pull the rabbit out of the hat on a losing games like Cavs, Spurs, etc

  • Win

    Not really. He has been trashing JLin quite a few times already. I hate him.

  • Maknusia

    hope so…will see

  • Jamie

    thats not being racist still lol

  • sws94

    Yeah, I don’t like the Kemba model much with the too-long playing shifts and overall plus 35 minutes. I haven’t totally figured it out because opponents would sub in the traditional way and you’d want Lin in there against their starters. I think his first shift would be shorter where he establishes Brook and also how effective Tyler would be as a facilitator. I think I’d use Tyler to facilitate some 35-40 percent when in with Lin and try to establish them as dual penetrators that played off of each other. I like Tyler’s defense too. Your pattern may be ok too, but as you said, each game would be different.

    It’s all theoretical anyway but you do lose something of Lin’s ability to turbocharge a game from off the bench, when he starts. But you lose his ability to establish the game’s pace or a player like Brook Lopez if he doesn’t, and a sense of steady minutes for Lin to get into rhythm.

  • fungch1218

    Landry Fields will play for the Warriors in Summer League.

    http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/2016-summer-league-roster-schedule/

  • fungch1218

    Yeah. Lin’s in Vegas too.
    Fields must play well to prove his health, but I don’t think NBA teams want him anymore.

    Oversea teams maybe. And he can play in Taiwan.

  • psalm234

    very true, so many big games would’ve been lost without Lin.

    And finally how would the Hornets be in the playoff without Lin?
    Literally, Lin and Kemba penetration made it competitive to lose 3-4 to the Heat. A sweep would be the likely outcome if Lin wasn’t there.

  • DrewBear2

    Time management is tough in any pro sport. You also have to take into account the 82-game grind of a season. One thing I noticed last year is that Jeremy sometimes ran out of gas because he played a really long 13-15 min. stretch. It made it tough for him to finish games. Anyway, I’ll trust Atkinson to figure it out.

  • Lefon Jang

    The biggest challenge for the Hornets is to put together a solid bench like last year. Not having Lin to run the second unit is going to hurt the Hornets.

  • Click Click

    To celebrate Lin’s return to the Summer League in Las Vegas, here’s his 2010 appearance off the bench, facing off against #1 pic John Wall. David vs. Goliath:

  • Win

    I think so. Why to you have to trash an Asian player to increase your own value? Why can he trash other players instead? You see, most NBA player PG/SG play extra hard when they played against JLin. Why extra hard? Cuz they don’t wanna lose to an Asian PG.

  • sws94

    That was a problem with Cliff. You can’t have Lin running at such a high-energy output but for so long. 10 minutes, a strategic 2 or 3 minute breather, and Lin would have then recharged. OTOH, Lin was needed to play because he was doing so much defensively and providing hustle, and sometimes it was due to no Batum. But that should be avoided when possible.

  • Acbc

    There’s been much discussion on Lin’s $36 million contract. IMO, Lin’s priorities are so different from most people that sometimes we forget that Lin’s Christian values is the foundation of who he is. Lin keeps showing us that there is a big difference between worth and value. Worth is what others say you are, value is what you think of yourself. Lin values things that he himself believes is important. It certainly isn’t money, money is only a marker of worth that others define you with.

    Lin already makes an obscene amount of money, more money you and I will ever see in one lifetime. We argue over $36 million like flees arguing over who owns the dog. The truth is worth means very little to men of value. When is enough is enough? The fools that chase the big bucks like the 1 percenters think its a game of who can make the most money. They identify their own self worth by a number that others must measure for them. That’s why they have to have the biggest house, the most beautiful wife, the biggest yacht, fastest car, the latest and greatest toys.

    People of value know that the only thing that has real value is love. Lin has plenty of love. He has the love of God, family, friends and his fellow man. Most importantly is that Lin loves the game and the purity of play. As amateurs, we pay to play sports because we love the game. Lin hasn’t lost that “amour” or love for that play. Lin doesn’t care what others think he’s worth because his worth isn’t defined by them. It’s defined by his value for love…love of God, family, friends, mankind and his passion for basketball.

  • Lefon Jang

    The biggest challenge would be the Defensive Identity. If his system is similar to MDA it’s offensive oriented. It’s hard to guard anybody one-on-one in the NBA so the challenge is how he puts together a system that incorporates help-defense, and if everyone buys into it.

  • Lefon Jang

    It’s really about fairness. Some of us feel that his agent did not get him a fair market value consider what others are getting in FA. Money is not a mean to an end but it’s to a certain extent how teams value a player. We all know Lin was low-balled in Charlotte and the idea that he’s low-balled again just don’t bolt well!

  • grover chang

    Preach on sister!

  • CJSHYY

    Great infor from the other side. Talk from Lin’s high school coach… Really like this. “We all know in this scenario the sky is the limit. ….” Ya!

    From Peter:

    “I think this is the exact scenario Jeremy has been looking for since his Knick days with D’Antoni. It’s just going to be so much fun finally watching him play for a coach that trusts him. We all know in this scenario the sky is the limit. I’m definitely concerned about the Nets roster for sure. Hopefully they can put some shooters around him. Marks has some serious work to do. I really like Coach Kenny. I think he is a very sincere person with high integrity. And Jeremy has always said he’s a great coach. So could not be more excited for the upcoming season!!”

  • CJSHYY

    Well said.

  • sws94

    I don’t think his system will be like MDAs. Marks comes from the Spurs organization and Atkinson spent a lot of time in Atlanta that has a defensive identity. I think there may be some pieces of MDA’s offense, but most offenses have pieces of MDA’s approach. But he’s already said it’ll be different as well.

  • Lefon Jang

    I hope so. Every team sets screen for their pg so it’s important that Atki has a strong help-defense in place. Even though I don’t like how Lin was used in Charlotte but I do like Cliffo’s defensive system.

  • CJSHYY
  • SeaKing33

    But if you put it into the perspective right now. If Lin were to receive his fair share, the possibilities of getting all the pieces (Hamilton, Booker, TJ, Crabbe) may have not bode so well. Marks and Atkinson had a plan, I’m sure if Lin requested more he may have gotten it (obviously to Marks and Atkinson Lin is there priority). Lin probably heard Marks and Atkinsons plan for the future, and that’s why he came to an agreement. It’s all about Trust, and since Trust > Money, Lin was probably okay with the pay cut since they are literally building the team around him. First shall be Last, and the Last shall be first. We have to credit his humility and respect his decision =P.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes; Best wishes for Landry Fields & Steve Novak! they both are JLIN’s good friends, wish them happy and healthy & be able to play together at Nets as LIN wish!

  • Lefon Jang

    You’re right. We don’t really know what goes on. I just think that in the NBA you have to be selfish. Just look at Wade, he took pay-cut to help the Miami but in the end he wasn’t rewarded. I’m totally ok with 12 mil.

  • Click Click

    Ballhog, no D Harden just got paid… again:

    James Harden has agreed to a 4-year, $118M contract renegotiation that takes him through 2020 in Houston.

    https://twitter.com/wojverticalnba/status/751859741614235649

  • DrewBear2

    Doubling down on a losing hand. “smart” people often make big mistakes.

  • SeaKing33

    Lol you’re also right about Dwade…lets just hope Atkinson and Marks aren’t the likes of the heat organization. But at the same time, I think Jeremy would have accepted the 40mil cause again…money isn’t but a thing to him. But also in Dwade’s context, Dwade knows his value and worth to the Miami Heat organization. So him asking for 50mil wasn’t about establishing a sense of worth to the FO, but straight up trying to get every ounce of $$ before he chunks the deuce.

  • Jamie

    he deserves the money actually

  • PETE B

    ok thats the last straw

  • Jamie

    nah let us have TJ

  • grover chang

    Four more years with no big free agent joining

  • Click Click

    That’s Morey for ya. No quality PG wants to play next to Harden. Even Dwight bailed for a more cohesive team in Atlanta, trying to salvage his career and reputation because it got destroyed in Houston. Rockets will blindly and ignorantly keep going with their star ballhog and run their crap organization to the ground, blaming everyone but themselves and Harden for their woes.

  • CJSHYY

    Since no one will come… he’s their star….

  • Jamie

    Exactly! Nothing wrong with feeling uneasy about it

  • PETE B

    ok i had an overreaction , *maybe* if Lin chose MDA and Houston , this extensions wouldnt have happened , but it ‘s what morey does you know what i mean

  • Click Click

    $29.5M/year to ballhog and play no D, causing no other star player to want to play with him. Yeah, he deserves it alright. Rockets fans and organization deserves him. They deserve each other.

  • CJSHYY

    It will happen even w Lin signed w Rox bc Harden is their star.

  • PETE B

    I liked Harden , but now he has become a Hardashian that we cant keep up with

  • HVJoy

    Fans who have short memory forget money is not the #1 criterion for Lin.

    = > Lin has recently listed 5 criteria for his new team for the Free Agency: (6/23/2016, Shanghai)

    “For me the most important thing is that I want to be happy.
    There are a lot of factors to take into account, such as
    the coaching staff,
    style of play,
    be a starter or not,
    whether the team is strong, and
    the city located.
    Most of all, I have to be very happy.” Lin said.

    If Lin is happy being a starting PG with Coach Atkinson in Nets in NYC, how can we fans not be happy for him?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t like Harden. Just so happy Lin didn’t go back to Rox. I guess Harden will retire as a Rox.

  • Jamie

    29-7.5-6 thats impressive number still

  • Jamie

    29-7.5-6 thats impressive number still
    still a super star even with no D

  • Jamie

    morey fed him with his bs and mchale let him do whateevr he wanted
    he is still talented

  • CJSHYY

    It’s. Their Star!!! I think Alex already made up his mind Harden will retired as a Rox.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s his max, right?

  • Jamie

    his stats of last season

  • Jamie

    he needs to change his mind for team to work

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think MDA will be able to handle Harden. I guess MDA will out of Rox before his contract end.

  • Click Click

    You may be impressed, I’m not. It just shows how delusional Morey and the Rockets are. Giving that much money to a guy who is a cancer to his team and a repellent to good players who actually care about winning more than money.

    Nobody can deny Harden’s abilities as a pure scorer, but just like Melo, he couldn’t care less about doing other things besides scoring to help his team win games (like play defense and not ballhog).

  • sws94

    Still less than Conley. But let Morey be Morey, Harden doesn’t attract big FAs.

  • PETE B

    If anyone can get through to Harden, MDA can bring him to his potential , so i will keep an eye on them in the west. It’s been dramedy tv for sure though

  • CJSHYY

    He’s talented but that impressed stats due to he’s the only one who took tons of shots…. D12 sometimes only 5 had shots per game.

  • PETE B

    yes dwight and Harden really fell apart last season on the court

  • CJSHYY

    Like I said since no one will come, they need to spend the money so why not give it to him. He’s their only star.

  • grover chang

    Yeah but he made us a joke. As a houstonian this makes me sad. I don’t like how Morey manages the team. He doesn’t build a team and people. He builds stats and Harden is a great example of that.

    The team environment and the fan cultures has been soured by Morey. This extension just prolongs the joke.

  • Click Click

    Wade got 3 championship rings in return for his willingness to take paycuts. Also, Pat Riley is very different from Sean Marks, at least what we’ve seen from Marks so far. Riley is a ruthless, egotistical, “my way or the highway” coach, GM, and executive. He’s stubborn and don’t care about loyalty. He only cars about what he wants and how to improve his team.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I watched some of their games last season. They really didn’t treat D12 like another cornerstone on court.

  • Jamie

    he also passes well and rebounds well too

  • Lefon Jang

    If NBA takes away his bullshit calls and don’t send him to the line as much, I bet his number goes way down.

  • grover chang

    He wasn’t rewarded with money but he was with 2 more championships. I think Lin prioritize would be happy with that scenarios.

  • Jamie

    thats not on harden hes still talented
    need to cahnge GM

  • Jamie

    for sure
    i can see that

  • Jamie

    the owner needs to pressure him too or give MDA more authority

  • Jamie

    thats not that bad either
    riley is a good GM

  • grover chang

    I definitely hope they changed GM. Since Harden stats I hope he could change. Play defense. Play off the ball more. Because he is talented but that talent is turning rotten. The defense, the teams making him go right, players not fouling him in the playoffs is severely limiting how far the rockets could go. Playoffs are not good enough anymore. This city had one championships not too long ago.

  • CJSHYY

    No one will come unless by traded.

  • Jamie

    he can prolly score other ways too
    and hes still 7.5-6 from assists and rebounds

  • Rick James

    meh…there are lots of players out there who can score the basket if given the opportunity to iso every single game without any recourse, ball hog and be the only one who acts as the defacto point guard/shooting guard. There is a reason roles are supposed to be split the way they are..but harden is one of those special cases who can’t dominate the game without constantly having touches. He SUX playing off the ball unlike lin who can play any style of game. There is a reason rockets have given up on getting a true point guard on the team…maybe when harden hits 30+ they will do it. What happens if the team gets russel westbrook who dominates the ball? Harden won’t be able to shoot 25+ shots per game thats for damn sure! He may get 17-18 shots off per game, and his points will fall to about 20ppg because he is not even efficient. The only games he is efficient is when refs are giving him BS ticky tack foul calls.

  • Jamie

    scorers get paid
    its always been this way in the NBA
    at the end of the day you gotta score
    20ppg players get huge contracts because it aint easy

  • Jamie

    yep so hes lucky he was given the opportunity to do so and hes talented enouhg to make it

  • Rick James

    hes not talented, hes over rated and yes hes lucky. He is not efficient scorer like durant or westbrook on most days. His fate is tied to morey, and les has been fooled, thinking that harden is a real star. Theres only so long that the scam can go on and the fans get fed up. I’m waiting for that day to come.

  • Jamie

    it was a joke last season
    I always liked Houston because of Yao but this is getting sad and although I like harden, Houston isnt going anywhere with harden playing like that

  • Epie

    Well, not sure about that. He’s been doing that for so many years, he probably doesn’t know how to score without it. Too bad KD took away his #1 spot in 13-14 season, but there’s a good reason why he’s been #1 for FTA for many seasons. Oh well..

    Enjoy.
    https://youtu.be/2q-IV58gIV0

  • Jamie

    he is
    anyone who says he’s not is just a hater
    its just not true
    and westbrook doesnt score efficently at all worse than Harden if anything
    Harden is a star

  • Jamie

    thats part of the game
    he sells it well

  • Epie

    “Anyone who says he’s not is just a hater” <– ok, now you are being unreasonable and childish.

  • Rick James

    i would 9/10 days build a team around westbrook than harden. I’d pick klay thompson over harden. H*** id pick anyone over harden. His game is heavily dependent on ref calls….if he keeps getting crappy publicity, he will lose nba support and his bs calls won’t be coming any more either.

  • Rick James

    he gets 20ppg on 18 shots..and probably 10 ft attemps per game. Yeah hes a real stud *rolls eyes*

  • 1mtoldman

    r hollis jefferson, c mccullough, s kilpatrick and i whitehead all starting for new york nets (who jeremy lin signed with on 7/7, celebrating with cheetos) summerleague time in ve-gas

    brooklyn up 4/2 all 4 points by my guy s kilpatrick.

  • Click Click

    Hmm… NBA TV isn’t showing Brooklyn Summer League game vs. the Cavs. It’s showing Phoenix vs. Portland for some reason. I had to log onto my Optimum / Cablevision account and stream it from http://espn.go.com/watchespn/ instead. Then had to pick from the dropdown menu and choose the Brooklyn game. Such a hassle. The game is live though.

  • Epie

    OH my.. someone got injured already?

  • Lefon Jang

    I didn’t know Atkinson is the coach for the summer league. Very fast pace offense. So far so good!

  • Click Click

    This is actually a good Summer League team lol. I think they can beat everybody in the SL.

  • Jamie

    hes way better than that he gets 29pts per game
    all 20ppg scorers are like that taking 18+ shots
    where have you been LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    i cant see it. Complete freeze

  • Jamie

    good for you
    Westbrook is a better player but not an efficient scorer
    if harden is ineffficient then westrbook is too

  • Lefon Jang

    I like the defense too. Lots of traps and rotations.

  • Jamie

    you are just sounding like those Lin haters on clutch fans
    congrats you are on their level now

  • Epie

    Yeah, I like it too. Not connecting smoothly, but they all try to move the ball.

  • Alaingrvis

    Nets play a fast pace very much like the GSw. Shoot or pass or drive type of offense

  • Lefon Jang

    Seems like all 5 men play on the outside!

  • Click Click

    Both teams are playing sloppy so far lol. But Cavs are playing worse.

  • Lefon Jang

    They really spread the floor on offense!

  • Epie

    LOL yeah

  • Lefon Jang

    waiting for Lin to show up lol

  • Derek Kong

    Did they show Lin sitting in sidelines?

  • Lefon Jang

    I haven’t seen him

  • Rick James

    lebron james, kevin durant, russel westbrook, steph curry. look at all their stats, in all cases these guys are almost 10% higher 2p%. Harden’s 2p% is around league average. His 3p% is decent at 36%, but 2% lower than kd, and 10% lower than steph. The only metric where harden stacks up is his FTA…he takes more of these than any other player on the list…not even lebron comes close. Ridiculous he is called a mvp caliber player when his stats are artificially inflated by the nba. If the league decided to not give him half his designated BS foul calls, he would drop off the list of “star players” so fast it wouldn’t even be funny.

    On TOP of that, his defense is a freaking JOKE!! How can a star player have such medicore stats, nba inflated numbers, have bad defense and STILL not get crucified by the houston media?? I think its part denial and part brainwashing by houston media.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin’s in

  • Epie

    Yes.. he’s on my screen right now

  • Derek Kong

    showed him now.

  • Lefon Jang

    Yogi could be the backup point guard???

  • Alaingrvis

    Where is Lin. By the bench

  • Alaingrvis

    ??

  • Derek Kong

    He is sitting a top. They showed him for 2 seconds. He has a backpack wearing a white shirt.,

  • Lefon Jang

    they only showed him for a brief moment

  • Derek Kong

    maybe they will interview him at half time.

  • Click Click

    Nets SL team is very fast, but the ball isn’t going in. Lots of turnovers so far, probably just needs a bit of time to get settled in and used to playing together. They look pretty impressive so far though.

  • Epie
  • Alaingrvis

    This is summer league so it’s not surprising how messy it looks but it is very messy

  • Alaingrvis

    thx

  • Epie

    Hope no one gets injured. It’s really messy and aggressive.

  • Alaingrvis

    This style is different from dantoni. I don’t expect Lin to hold the ball for most of the time. But i do expect him to make a move if nothing there pass and get it back

  • Click Click

    I keep hearing how good Beau Beech is from Nets fans. Dude just had a huge block lol.

  • 1mtoldman

    on pace for a almost 50 turnover game (both teams combined)

  • Lefon Jang

    They rush the offense a bit but the pace is good. Guys probably not used to play with each other. Lin will do good in this offense. Great ball movement.

  • CJSHYY

    As long as the ball will get back to him.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lot and lots of screens. Everyone who touched the ball had a screen lol

  • Lefon Jang

    it seems the ball does flow back to the point

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Also will not get trap.

  • 1mtoldman

    meanwhile elsewhere lin teammate bogdanovic (the croatian, not the serb) leading scorer today and in the tournament as croatia leads italy (gallinari, bellinelli, barangani) in the finals.

  • Lefon Jang

    how about them Beach shooting 3s

  • Click Click

    OMG threw the ball off of Thomas’ jewels… ouch.

  • Lefon Jang

    Could Yogi Ferrell be the backup point guard to Lin?

  • Click Click

    3rd string, maybe. TJ if we get him, will backup Lin. If not, Marks will probably try to find a vet to be backup.

  • Epie

    By the way, you can watch SL game at http://espn.go.com/watchespn/ for free, if anyone’s wondering.

  • Rick James

    i found an excellent post on nets realgm about harden manipulating his stats:

    It’s quite possible to manipulate statistics. Harden pads his in at least three ways:

    1. He hogs the ball and routinely freezes out teammates. His personal scoring numbers look great, but his teammates have no rhythm and hate him.

    2. He doesn’t bother playing much defense. This saves him energy and allows him to pad his offensive stats even more. Imagine what his sweating teammates think of this.

    3. He keeps his scoring efficiency high by forcing others to take the bad shots: he tends to hold the ball until a shot clock violation is nigh; if no good scoring opportunity is available he dumps off to a teammate, giving his victim little choice but to force up a bad shot. Harden’s efficiency stays high, and his teammates suffer.

    With so much selfishness :crazy: is it any wonder his team barely won 41 games last season? And no established FA wants to join the Rockets?

    I haven’t watched rockets games in a while, but its crazy that he still is pulling his dumb tricks of holding on to the ball till the last second and dumping it to an unsuspecting team mate. If I were his team mate, I would purposely miss the pass and let harden have the turnover like the dips*** he is.

  • Click Click

    The announcers hyping up Cavs’ Felder a lot, but rightfully so. Dude’s got skills as a PG.

  • Alaingrvis

    yup born with the vision of a pg.

  • Alaingrvis

    mccullough i very raw.

  • Lefon Jang

    Is he the 5’8 guy?

  • Click Click
  • Alaingrvis

    Nets offense is failing because of the passing ability of the players. Everyone can touch the ball is a good ideal unless most of the players cant pass

  • Lefon Jang

    He’s quick

  • Click Click

    Geez, Kilpatrick is out of control. 4 fouls already and not even halftime. He’s pretty good, but too wild.

  • psalm234

    Nets tweeted Lin pic cheering for the squad
    https://twitter.com/brooklynnets/status/751881591790514176

  • Win

    Anyone can have that kind of stats if they have and hold on to the ball all the time.

  • Lefon Jang

    I don’t think they run any play so far. It’s just go go go!

  • Click Click

    CMC putting in some work at the end there. I really like him. Dude’s got tons of potential, just needs more development and experience.

  • Win

    A player that destroy the team and locker room surely worth that much. lmao.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Win

    Harden is a super star on team defense.

  • grover chang

    Smh, even summer league, Lin is always sitting on the bench.😉

  • Jedi

    Should have signed him through 2030 to guarantee 14 more years of failure. One can only hope they extend him in 2020.

  • Click Click

    They’ve ran a few plays, but yeah, most of it so far is just run and gun, passing to whomever is open and taking open shots. We can’t expect these guys to be running complicated plays in the Summer League, especially when they don’t have a legit PG to call and make those plays.

  • Geoffrey

    ain’t no biggie. just a white-on-white crime. can he do that to a brotha?

  • Lefon Jang

    haha

  • Jedi

    Not to mention the cookie crumbs and soup stains on his beard during interviews.

  • Rick James

    man his stupid beard…how unhygenic is that??

  • Jedi

    And his tendency to say “we” when they lose, and “I” when they win.

  • Click Click

    LOL the announcer said New Jersey… now Brooklyn Nets. 😀

  • 1mtoldman

    get 10 fouls; not uncommon in these games for players to use all their fouls, especially scorers.

  • Click Click

    Halftime stats:

    http://i.imgur.com/5Bgyzw8.jpg

    Start of 3rd quarter.

  • Click Click

    Well, Nets just tried to run a pick and roll play… turned it over instead. :/

  • 1mtoldman

    bogdanovic dominates turin tourney and italy in final for croatian win. (leading scorer in tourney and championship game against, italian team full of nba rotation players).

  • Win

    Why the heck is Lance Stephenson in the SL?

  • Click Click

    Yeah, Bog is on fire over there. That’s why I said he should be starting SF on the Nets, even though Nets fans want RHJ to start over him.

  • Ben Johnson

    and they knock out one of JLin’s “replacements”, Bellineli, out of the Olympics 😀

  • Win

    I mean he is not even sign, and he is sitting with his friend wearing a Nets jersey. Maybe he wanna to join the Nets?

  • Ben Johnson

    MHJ is looking like junk, I think Bog has to start

  • Win

    Sims is pretty good. He reminds me of Ed Davis.

  • Click Click

    Not sure why Beau Beech hasn’t been in the game more. He was looking really good for the little time he was on the court so far.

  • Click Click

    I like RHJ, but not sure he’s ready to start yet. He’s pretty good on defense though and has tons of potential. Like CMC, they need more development time and experience before becoming a starter.

  • Derek Kong

    He is SF/SG. Only 6’8

  • 1mtoldman

    dueling bogdanovic’s: meanwhile in belgrade bogdan bogdanovic (the serb) i think still property of suns equally with bojan leads his team in final game to olympic spot: both bogdanovics lead their teams to victory in championship game each score exactly 26 points; how crazy is that!

  • Win

    Felder is pretty good.

  • Ben Johnson

    Very possible they face off against each other in the bronze medal game at the olympics 😀

  • Click Click

    Cavs being carried by Felder and McRae.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Ben Johnson

    Beech looking good

  • Win

    Wow Beech, back to back long jumper.

  • SeaKing33

    55 is sucking

  • Click Click

    He’s really good. I wouldn’t be surprised if Nets don’t make him their 3rd string PF, potentially 2nd string.

  • Ben Johnson

    undrafted, I hope we sign him to a year contract

  • Win

    Agreed. Perfect 3 and D player. But not sure if he can plays defense though.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    21 assists 38 turnovers thru 3; still on pace for 50 turnovers (two teams combined).

    this is why most people dont take summer league too seriously.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Win

    Landry fields is going to play tonight for GS. Might watch that game too as I am hoping Nets can give him a chance. One year contract or something like that.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    due mainly because everyone is going off on themselves trying to showcase their talents in the hope of landing a spot on the roster. no pure point guard to direct traffic and a lack of a good system. it happens quite a lot with Lin’s previous teams as they ice him out.. everyone racks up turnovers

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s right Lin. take control of your own destiny! no more SG bs the previous coaches try to sell you just to take the ball out of your hands.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • takeme2cruz

    That’s the sound of a leader.

  • Click Click

    Aaron Thomas looking good too. Took a ball straight to the nuts, but is playing well this game.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • takeme2cruz

    Definitely NOT Woodson/Mchale/BS/Clifford.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Click Click

    Lin, Bog, Booker, and Brook are the oldest on the team and none of them are over 28 lol.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Click Click

    http://i.imgur.com/alY0kly.jpg

    Guess they forgot about Justin Hamilton… also, LeVert isn’t really a Forward. RHJ is a Forward, not a Guard.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy’s vision is very mature. Notice the last part: “I’ve got to be an extension of the coach.”

    There’s no iso, ballhog, “I’ve got to carry the team” sentiment to be found.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    so Ryan Higa is the new Nets scout? LOL oh my

  • Click Click

    Lin reminiscing and reflecting on his road to becoming a starting NBA point guard of his own team. 6 long years of hardship, hard work, abuse, triumph, finally led Lin to this moment. Now he’s back in Vegas, where it all started for him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Brooklyn Nets ‏@BrooklynNets 5m5 minutes ago
    “I’m a playmaker, the point guard, I have to lead. I’m not shying away from that role at all.” -@JLin7 #Nets
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/751901279471800320

  • Rick Johnson
  • Click Click

    Skilpatrick played well today. After a wild start, he calmed down and starting scoring.

    http://i.imgur.com/PnXhNld.jpg

  • 1mtoldman

    made it; exactly 50 turnovers!

  • Click Click

    Not a bad first SL game. Sloppy 1st quarter, but the guys settled in. Tons of turnovers and fouls, but they had some nice plays and showed some skill.

    http://i.imgur.com/695lkYA.jpg

  • Lefon Jang

    19 pts 7-12shooting! Not bad at all.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i know it’s just SL but he does show potential. he can shoot and play decent D. there are a lot of players with potentials so i’m still scratching my head over the Crabbe signing. seriously overpaid when there are guys like Kilpatrick out there

  • CJSHYY
  • grover chang

    Why does it say skilpatrick as center?

  • Click Click

    That’s a G, not a C.

  • Jamie

    overall

  • Jamie

    not really

  • Jamie

    thats his game
    get to the FT line
    it is what it is
    CUrrys defense is crap too

  • Jamie

    He’s pretty much like Nick Young
    still excited for him to Join LIn and co
    but his salary is upsetting

  • Click Click

    Lin knows that he has to be the Steve Nash of the Nets for them to be successful and win a lot of games. This young team literally needs him to lead and direct the offense or they’re going nowhere.

    Lin is the quarterback of the team, the floor general, the on-court coach. Whatever you want to call Lin, he has to perform and bring out the best in these young players, as well as helping Brook carry the load in scoring.

    It will be tough, but we all know Lin is well prepared and up to the task. This is his final chance and best opportunity to prove himself to the world that he’s what we’ve all known him to be all these years: a top 10 starting PG in the NBA.

  • Jamie

    Ayyy its Lin and Brooks team NOW!!!
    Back off Crabbe

  • CJSHYY

    What a smile!! Can’t wait for opening night. W !!!

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/751906439854034944

  • Jamie

    a vet with 12mil more over these ppl

  • donsmacau

    JLIN and Atkinson worked alot together in the past. But the difference is this time JLIN and Kenny are empowered to execute the exact plan they prepared in practice. Kenny as the head coach knows that JLIN will do what they tactically and strategically planned.

  • donsmacau

    And JLIN with Atkinson will spend lots more hours in the gym inthe future – also in the film room together.

  • donsmacau

    The Lead Playmaker and Point Guard those are the two words that we’ve waited for over 2 seasons to hear associated definitively with JLIN.

    Not Combo Guard or Shooting Guard or Defensive Stopper or Special Situations 2 PG Set or Occasional Closer

    But just the role of playmaking starting PG – that is what JLIN does best and now he gets the opportunity.

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same. Really hope season open now. LOL!

  • DrewBear2

    Rep couldn’t answer my questions, but someone jumped in the Nets twitter feed to say the Authentic jerseys were really, really long. Too long for him to wear, so he advised to just go with the Swingman. Stitched lettering is nicer, but the “heat applied” letters & numbers have held up with use. So I also ordered the $60 Swingman. If it ends up too small I’ll just pass it on to a nephew.

  • DrewBear2

    One day in the future when they make a movie about Lin & Atkinson, this guy can play Atki.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ed36db115a84523aebabceb07d6b14bc39f932e5b64c9c939bce94673cd03e2.jpg

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Great smile too!

  • DrewBear2

    hehe…I guess I should’ve pointed out for those not into movies that the guy is a character from the Hunger Games franchise.

  • grover chang

    TRIBUTES ASSEMBLE!!! LIN IS A MAN ON FIRE!!! HAHA. YES. His sponsor comes from the great district of Russia.

  • donsmacau

    Around August 12th the NBA releases the Schedules for 2016-17 Season

    Would love to see Brooklyn Open with a Win over the Knicks in a battle of NYC in Madison Square Garden where JLIN fans scream louder than Knicks fans, talk about a money making opener.

    …Or BrookLin beating Charlotte in the opener be nice too.

  • CJSHYY

    Opening night is really important… Maybe NBA will try to set up vs NYK.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy talking like a vet about Kenny Atkinson in Vegas (part 2) …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/751912537944358912

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy talking like a vet about Kenny Atkinson in Vegas (part 1) …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/751912680307515392

  • Click Click

    As if people didn’t already know, you just revealed yourself to be a Rockets / Harden fanboy/girl. It’s always funny to read some of you Rockets fans’ responses when Lin fans expose your boy Harden.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    Lin’s such a troll lol. Already giving Kenny a hard time in the SL. I love it!

  • Click Click

    Man, it’s gonna be a nasty rivalry this year between the Knicks and Nets. Reminds me of the Subway Series between Mets and Yankees but with a lot more drama and past wrong-doings by the Knicks.

    Kenny and Lin aren’t the resentful and grudge-holding type of people, but it’s undeniable how much Dolan and the Knicks organization have wronged them both. Payback’s gonna be a b___.

  • Alaingrvis

    remember guys Heat have until midnight or 2 am to match

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88 @linfinity88
    Glenn T: Just hanging out with Jeremy Lin…good day presidential limousine always meeting the good people #LasVegas
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/751921588023414784

  • Click Click

    Even though Lin was mistreated, abused, and thrown into every guard role possible, it’s because he went through all of these trials and tribulations, that he’s become such a well-rounded and complete package PG in this league. He knows how to play every guard position now and can also defend against some of the most elite PGs and SGs in the NBA.

    Everything in Lin’s life happened for a reason. He’s now more prepared to take over a team as their leader and starting point guard than ever before. He has the flexibility to play off the ball, with the ball, drive, shoot, pass, direct traffic, switch positions, and get mismatches on opposing teams’ backcourt.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will not match bc if they want him back they would do it sooner not wait until last min. Plus they already signed another guard from DL.

  • Click Click

    Yup, less than 4 more hours till we find out the fate of TJ.

  • 1mtoldman

    u got a deadline on crabbe also?

  • CJSHYY

    I think Crabbe it’s tomorrow.

  • takeme2cruz

    Good thing Lin signed with the Nets.

    Houston Rockets All-Star guard James Harden has agreed to a four-year, $118 million renegotiation that could keep him under contract through 2020, league sources told The Vertical.

  • Epie

    I think you are confused. Well, good night. No haters in this forum. Just stop calling people haters for having different opinion.

  • grover chang

    Can’t say Knicks are bad either. Rose, Lee, porzingas, Melo, Noah, and now brannon Jennings. If healthily this team is competitive. Should be good games.

  • martan267

    Thank goodness Lin has finally confirmed the role that he had wanted all along! Just was so tired of others saying he didn’t want or need the PG or Playmaker role, that he was “happy to be on the bench” nonsense. When push comes to shove, he didn’t choose to stay with the nice team that he had been “happy” with, he chose the team where he could be the leader, the STARTER PG, where he can be fully utilized to his maximum abilities, and where he can make a big difference. And, he emphasized “playing for a coach who believes in me.” That was crucial in his decisioning since he knows he can trust Atkinson after being mistreated and misled by his past coaches, including Clifford.

    All the rationale you had put forth from the very beginning when we started speculating Lin’s next team was SPOT ON.

    VINDICATED.

  • spiderman

    Shows again what a putrid organization Houston is.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    they’re better than last year but that’s not saying much. i think adding Rose and Lee makes them mediocre for a while

  • Alaingrvis

    Not exactly. Its between 12 -2 AM

  • Click Click

    Well, teams have to be competitive and good in order to develop and foment a rivalry. If 1 side dominates the other and beats them all the time, there’s really no rivalry.

    The Knicks on paper is far superior to the Nets. However, they have aging injury-prone ex-stars all of whom have egos. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not they implode like I’m expecting them to, or actually pull together and play as a team for a change.

  • Love Lin

    impress the medias w/his self-confidence. 1st time 2 hear, been waiting 4 this 2 our fans. 🙂

  • Click Click

    LINDICATED

  • grover chang

    That’s why I said if healthy Knicks should play well. Their guys have a lot to prove. Also the NBA probably more focus on bulls vs Knicks then the Nets. In media eye the Nets have no story.

  • martan267

    LOL! Much better! Thanks for the edit!

  • KHuang

    103 degrees?

    That’s ARCTIC coolness to people like me from Phoenix AZ!!!

  • Click Click

    Free agent guard Troy Daniels reaches three-year deal with Memphis.

    https://twitter.com/wojverticalnba/status/751930899076296705

  • KHuang

    The No Names vs the Name Brands!

  • psalm234

    A compilation of JLin Snapchat videos today on SummerLeague
    Vegas heat, rapping, fun-trolling Rookie Coach Atkinson – Linspired Fun!
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/751913817282482176

  • Steppen03

    Enough said about H-town. Can’t blame them – Harden is super stat paddler. I don’t even care if they do well – All it really matters is The Nets get couple wins against Lin’s former teams and I have no doubt they will. But it will be great to see The Nets get a better seeding than Rox and all his former…

  • psalm234

    “I’m a playmaker, the point guard, I have to lead. I’m not shying away from that role at all.” -@JLin7
    Plus Shoutout to the Brooklyn Nets fans. Lin as a leader has already generated excitement to the Nets!

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/751905111689924608

  • Rick Johnson

    https://twitter.com/NotoriousOHM/status/751933936385662977

    Ohm Youngmisuk
    ESPN Staff Writer

    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson is ready to hand the ball to Jeremy Lin and let him be the quarterback. “I don’t think there will be a quarterback controversy right off the bat,” Atkinson cracked. “I think that everybody thinks Jeremy’s best position is that combo guard off the bench. We took a little kind of outside of the box idea and said he can be our full-time point guard… I saw it in flashes in New York that he can distribute the ball, He has got great vision. I think if you look at his attributes, he can play and defend the point guard position. I see him leading our team, I see him being a great pick-and-roll combination with Brook (Lopez). I think that is part of the reason we got him, we challenged him with that role.”

  • spiderman

    He wears nut-armor

  • CJSHYY

    Finally can be a real PG no more SG or D only on court.

  • sws94

    Are the summer league games on YES? Where did you watch it today?

  • CJSHYY

    Do you think Jennings is better than Rose now? PJ said he wants Jennings to be 6th man next year.

  • grover chang

    They can’t but I would start Jennings. Rose can’t shoot and can’t drive like he use to on a regular basis. I won’t be surprised if Jennings starts more games because of injuries.

  • Click Click

    NBA TV had Phoenix vs. Portland in this timeslot. I had to log into my cable provider and use http://espn.go.com/watchespn/ to stream the game.

  • sws94

    Thanks.

  • Click Click
  • Vintage

    Man, this is already a lot more fun than the last 3 seasons combined

  • sws94

    This confirms the feeling I had that most organizations saw Lin as a combo guard off of the bench, a 6th man combo guard most of them. Atkinson and MDA don’t, maybe a few other coaches see him as a stopgap PG or an odd coach here or there like Lin mostly at PG. That it is Atkinson challenging Lin is great for Lin. I like this coach. I’m still not crazy about the team but they are starting fresh and good things can happen with high-character guys. The high-character guys also help Lin enjoy his stay in Brooklyn which is important to him.

  • CJSHYY

    What do you think if we get both Crabbe & TJ. Is that good enough?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol no. you keep missing the point

  • joyce ward

    I am loving it. Lin is talking like a seasoned vet. I like what Atkinson said about balance wins championships. Atkinson knows how smart lin is and what he can do. I think Lin/Lopez are going to be the best pick n roll team in the NBA. I also think Atkinson wants lin to help develop some of the new players. He knows that Lin is about team ball. Lin’s career has gone full circle in the fact that he is back in the city where he started out at and with the coach that helped him up his game. The Nets are going to surprise a lot of people. They counted out the hornets, but lin was the it factor that got them to the playoffs.

  • Click Click

    Some clarification on the deadline for the Blazers to decide on the Allen Crabbe offer sheet: It will be Sunday at 8:59 p.m. Portland time (Midnight EST).

    https://twitter.com/jwquick/status/751932240498663424

  • Win

    Good to see that. Clifford doesn’t deserve good player. And I can’t believe there are still people believe that Clifford was the one whom gave the chance to JLin last season. Let me say this, first of all, JLin was signed purely because of the pre season games in China for marketing purpose. Hornets marketing depart or maybe even NBA were the one behind it to made it happen.

    Secondly, JLin didn’t have a chance to play major minutes or even a back up PG at the beginning. Clifford has chosen Brain Robert to be the PG behind KW. JLin didn’t get +20 mins playing time until 2 things happened. 1st, their star player (MKG) went down and second JLin show that he can play defense.

    On top of that Clifford wanted to win to keep his job which at that point is not a guarantee, so he allow JLin to played major minutes. Not because he believe in JLin as a PG or understand his game. I do give him credit for believing in JLin’s defense though.

    You can actually tell he doesn’t really believe or even like JLin by most of the post game interviews, every time when a reporter (Asian or American) ask about JLin performance, his facial expressions always seem annoyed and try to made his answer as simple as possible and jump to the next topic. He even called JLin a “Bench Player” once but I guess the Hornets marketing dept felt that Clifford has went to far so there was an made up radio interview afterward and Clifford has changed 360′ and said a lot of nice stuffs about Lin.

    Also on the court, Clifford has constantly yelled at JLin but never once to their so call star players no matter how badly they were in the game.

    So based on the above, I do not believe Clifford gave the chance to JLin instead it was JLin capitalized the opportunity.

    Therefore, it is no need for us JLin fans to thanks Clifford. And yes, Hornets is going to be bad next year because he is a mediocre coach at best.

  • CJSHYY

    Totally agree “The Nets are going to surprise a lot of people.” I really wish season open now. LOL!

  • Click Click
  • Win

    God I luv him!

  • psalm234

    Here is the complete ESPN article. Great title!

    Nets’ Lin: ‘Can’t wait’ to be full-time starting PG
    “I’m the playmaker. I’m the point guard. I’ve got to lead”

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/751942003206737921

  • kittyhead

    Gosh this is just too great to be true…Am I in a dream?

  • sws94

    Fine, I miss the point if you say so. Whatever.

  • Win

    Sure it is. 2 mils to get the attention of the entire NBA fans in China and JLin’s fans? Who else can do that?

  • DrewBear2

    lol…take a deep breath, look away and move on. 🙂 ain’t worth it.

  • CJSHYY

    Is that Jack w Lin?

  • kittyhead

    Good for Troy!

  • zxcvb

    Welp, there you have it! No more panicking. Lin will have a fair shot for the first time in his career.

    Major props to Atkinson for not only reaffirming Lin’s lead guard role, but also SHUTTING DOWN b.s. narratives from McHale, Scott and even Clifford that Lin’s best role is off the bench as a role player.

  • Win

    I am not here to debate I am just simply say what I think of Clifford. You can agree or disagree.

  • sws94

    We’ll see. I think the point now is to improve on last season’s win record. Is it 5 games, 10, 15 or more? Hopefully at least 10 more. I think that would be good progress.

  • Click Click

    It would’ve been smart for Nets to sign him, but we’re probably going to spend the rest of our cap to fill out our roster in the PF and C positions.

  • Win

    Btw, have you even see a coach treat a player that he love like the way Clifford has been treated JLin?

  • Click Click

    Yeah, Atkinson basically threw shade at all the coaches that misused Lin and abused him in previous years. Lin also threw some shade at them saying that he finally has a coach that trusts him now. Lin and Atkinson are out to prove Lin’s doubters, naysayers, and haters wrong. They’re finally speaking out against the injustice that’s been done to Lin in the NBA.

  • Elon Musk

    this post should be stickied

  • psalm234

    lol .. good eyes! whoever chose the picture wanted to introduce some kind of irony with Lin pushing JJ out of the position

  • Click Click

    Yes, there’s only 1 dude with such a huge forehead on the Nets last year and that would be Jack.

  • Elon Musk

    another trick is to youtube in by searching for the teams that are currently playing.

  • Win

    JLin, I believe in you and I luv you as a important player on this team, therefore I am gonna start PJ and sigh Courtney Lee to the starting line up. LMAO…

  • zxcvb

    On top of everything else, Atkinson also said that: “This is a long-term thing.”

    He’s being seen and given the chance to be the long-term starting PG. Not just a stop-gap. It’s like Atkinson really went out of his way to quell any fears from Lin fans. That alone is worth $12M!

  • sws94

    Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Their roster are a little bit shaky but I believe Lin will figure it out what do to. I think they will be OK.

  • Joe what do you know

    I think if all things work out (chemistry develops smoothly, no major injuries all season etc) this roster with Crabbe and TJ would very possibly make it above 50% win….

  • DrewBear2

    72-hour clock starts ticking when Nets email a signed offer sheet to the other team. Tyler signed much earlier July 7, but does anyone know what time?

  • Click Click

    About 2AM EST tonight. So in around 5 hours from now.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! ESPN you know….

  • Acbc

    Is there really anything in pay compensation that is fair? When and how did one human decide what another human is worth? The philosophical question of human worth and pay is why we now have acceptance of inequitities of compensation that makes it okay for the 1 percent to make more and more while everyone else is making less and less.

    Like I said, Lin lives by his own values of fairness and self worth. Someone has to say, enough is enough and set an example to stop the madness of excess. It may not make any difference in the grand scheme of things but it is important to Lin’s own conscience.

  • CJSHYY
  • zxcvb

    “[It’s] a chance to really see what I could do, playing for a coach that believes in me.

    Lin sticking it to phonies like McHale, BS and even Clifford.

  • sws94

    That’s how I see it too.

  • Win

    Yup. Finally a starting PG with no super star ball hog in the team. JLin gonna prove the haters and doubter wrong next season!

  • Elon Musk

    I just cant wait till next season to start! Cant wait to see JLIN in action as PG

  • sws94

    I don’t think he’s sticking it to Clifford.

  • Click Click

    Starting QB :p

  • Acbc

    Yeah, Clifford and his idiotic comment about how Lin is A career backup.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yeah. i love everything about Atkinson. i’ve been critical about mchale/bs/clifford even before each of those seasons started and for right reasons even though i got flack for it. but this with this coach, I am totally 100% him

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    the nypost are following Lin very closely and eager to publish every little story about him

  • Click Click

    The Post hates Lin too. They love the clicks and money he generates though. Daily News likes Lin a lot.

  • casual bb fan

    That’s all good. IMO your kindself have been consistently wrong on Lin pertaining to your so called cautious/doubtful side. It’s about time to be more optimistic on all things relating to Lin on a Lin fans site. This post applies to many other bloggers, the ghost blogger type or otherwise who were here to sort of annoy or whatever. Haha cheers

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Me too.

  • martan267

    He’s having so much fun!! Great to see him so relaxed…

  • ViNuyork

    FINALLY!!! JLIN’s answered prayer– welcome to NYC– JLIN’s officially a nuyorker… can’t wait to tap dance by the BrookLin bridge towards Barclay Center 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • ViNuyork

    checking out tickets 🙂 🙂

  • adele

    Loving this. My dream come true😍

  • casual bb fan

    Great observations. “It’s elementary, Dr.Watson” Haha cheers

  • Sinners_Gospel

    Its going to be lit in BrookLin. Just got to temper down those expectations for first 3 months.

  • Win

    GS game almost start, I hope Landry fields play well so that he can be back to the NBA. Go Fields!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good to know. are all the nypost articles on Lin written by the same person?

  • casual bb fan

    Hi bloke, IMO the fans here got your point loud and clear. Now it’s time to move on as the Mod Maknusia will advise. Thank you. Haha cheers.

  • Win

    I see. Tks for the info. 🙂

  • Jamie

    huh?
    Anyone who watches ball knows Harden is a star and Lin is a good player
    Haters say Lin is a scrub and you are the equivalent to that
    congratulations you are now officially on the same level as those clutch fans
    feel good about yourself? trashing other players and fans who dont agree with you you will fit right in on clutch fan LOL
    and for you information, houston fans loved Lin and they cheered loud for LIn when he came back and when he played for Houston
    then again you are just like those unreasonable people on clutchfan
    so this wont mean much to you as you lot cannot think logically and have your views clouded by strong hatred hailed from jealousy

  • Jamie

    but still excited for Lin

  • Jamie

    I think you are confused
    people are trashing Harden
    if that’s not hating, you are delusional
    double standards much?

  • Jamie

    Probably not gonna happen at his age

  • CJSHYY

    Really? I hope he plays well too.

  • Jamie

    good clifford disrespected Lin
    McHale and BS destroyed his career

  • Win

    Ehhh. He is only 28….

  • CJSHYY

    Livingston came back.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. With this happening all discerning fan can now leave Morey the ‘Analytic’ and Les with his franchise toy alone and move on. No tranformation of culture in Houston is going to happen in the near future. Sorry for the wishing thinking on my part in numerous previous posts on this culture change matter. Haha cheers.

  • Epie

    Jeez Jamie, what’s wrong with you. You are the one who said whoever disagree with you on harden is hater. Just stop the nonsense. You think he’s a star, some of us don’t think so. That’s all.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He’s ready & better than ever….

    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/751896775225638912

  • Jamie

    I think Lin could be a starter on multiple teams
    I’m sure many teams see Lin as a starter level player but very effective coming off the bench as well
    It’s just that many of them do have good starting PGs now so they didnt pursue Lin as a starter
    the ones w/o a good starting PG had interest in Lin so that’s not entirely true
    Lin is a starter in the NBA in the eyes of many

  • Jamie

    he wasnt 28 when he got those injuries and he’s actually good
    Fields hasnt been very effective

  • Jamie

    thats not very young

  • CJSHYY

    True. I really hope can help Lin in Nets but probably just a dream then….

  • Jamie

    I like Landry a lot and I mean this with no disrespect to the member from Linsanity run but
    LIn does not need his help he got TJ and Crabbe(hopefully) on the wing who can knock down 3’s fairly well and Lin can score well himself too with a top 5 big in Brook Lopez
    I think he’s set

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Probably a good chance for Fields to revive his career being a high character guy. Moreover he is still relatively young. Haha cheers.

  • Briiick

    Lin spoke as the cornerstone of Nets.

  • CJSHYY

    I know but just want to see them play together again…. Haha! I think Nets will get both. They will not match.

  • Jamie

    It’s so strange that the media is so nice to Lin
    It feels very weird because we had to endure 3 years of Hou + LAL
    well the lakers wasnt too bad but Hou literally all reporters trashed Lin on a daily basis
    Jonathan Feigen, Adam Wrexler or some stupid name, then those fan posts…
    this should be normal but still feels good

  • Acbc

    Lol, you should also move on with Houston.

  • Click Click

    I don’t know and I don’t really keep track nor care. I just know they’ve been very critical and unfair to Lin in the past. Now, they’re trying to spam as many articles on Lin as possible, with platitudes, just to get pageviews and ad revenue.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope so. I like Field.

  • Jamie

    I’m sllightly worried about TJ who I think is a better player than Crabbe but fingers crossed

  • CJSHYY

    NY!!! Haha! I really think only NY truly likes him & also believes him.

  • Martin Chong

    Can’t say it any better, thank you Sir!!

  • CJSHYY

    Hou is really no class & evil place. smh! LA is OK. Not too warm but also never really trash him like Rox….

  • Briiick

    It’s not unusual at all for the local media to speak on behalf of the organization.

  • Jamie

    I liked Charlotte a lot too actually
    the way they sent Lin off made me almost forgive Clifford for his fckery

  • Jamie

    except Howard Chen of course!! He’s cool!

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Almost forgot about them. Ya! I like them after Lin left…. haha! Their media & fans are very warm & nice to Lin. A+

  • CJSHYY

    I feel he dislike Rox just like us. LOL!

  • Jamie

    He can’t resist Lin lol hes a homie

  • Win

    Same here. Maybe Steve Novak too? Hehehe.

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed.

  • Jamie

    I love how he kept his mouth shut untile Lin was traded and been praising whenever he can after that

  • CJSHYY

    He can do whatever he wants now bc he works for ESPN.

  • CJSHYY

    Heat already signed another guard from DL. Don’t think they will match.

  • Alaingrvis
  • casual bb fan

    Lol. Thank you for your reminder. We can revisit Houston when Nets are in town. Haha cheers

  • Win

    D’angelo Russell 7-19 in SL, What a ball hog. Lakers is going to be bad for a very long time. And I like that. 🙂

  • emz

    wow. does this mean he really wants to go to the nets?

  • Jamie

    Oh yes! Happy for him also
    ESPN is huge

  • Ben Johnson

    He won the game, and then said “S!@#” on national TV, haha

  • Win

    Lol. Perfect example of the opposite of high character.

  • Acbc

    Hi Grover, I don’t know how people started to believe I’m a woman but I’m a man. No need for apologies. Just FYI. Lol

  • emz

    I have to point this out because no one else is: the Nets are putting their money where their mouth is, paying for his room, sending him to SL. They didn’t have to do that, and this is a fantastic sign that Lin not only has support from the coach, but also from the front office.

  • Click Click

    If he didn’t want to go to the Nets, he wouldn’t have turned down the Kings’ higher offer, refused to listen to Pat Riley when Riley tried to convince him to back out of the agreement with the Nets, and TJ wouldn’t have signed the offer sheet.

    He wants to be on this team bad. It just sucks that Riley is making him and the Nets sweat, waiting until the last hours to make up his mind. TJ is like the Heat’s prisoner.

  • CJSHYY

    They won? VS who?

  • ProLin

    Lakers will be a clusterf_ck of on-court and off-court drama for a long, long time. Lakers fans will regret the day they let JLin walk.

  • ProLin

    by signing the Nets offer sheet instead the one offered to him verbally by the Heats, he already indicated he wanted to be here. Also, reports on his reaction to the Nets and JLin, indicated he wanted to join the Nets.

  • Click Click

    This was all I could think about when reading your comment…

  • ProLin

    I think Riley is after WB and will not swallow this poison. I hope, LOL… 50/50 now.

  • ProLin

    Good thing this guy’s already got the trial by fire of NY press 4 years ago eh?

  • ProLin

    Well, NICE now because they do want him back. Linsanity sell newspapers. But if they start to lose you can bet they’ll jump on JLIN and start banging.

  • blueCypher

    I wont wish bad luck on the lakers . Lin is in a good place now.

    Golden state has the west on lock for the next few years anyways. Their hope would be to rise when the warriors start to decline

  • casual bb fan

    He is still young. Being selected No2 overall pick didn’t help to build character. Sort of entitlement set in without cognizance on his part being of impressionable age. IMO very unfortunate in having Kobe as a team mate setting bad examples so early in his NBA career. Haha cheers.

  • ProLin

    I think HoChen left that racist cesspool. He’s now ESPN China correspondent. I think he’s fluent in Mandarin.

  • Click Click

    Yup, the media, especially NY media, loves to build stars up, then tear them down when things go wrong. It won’t go wrong this time though.

  • ProLin

    The Post is a Dolan mouthpiece.

  • Jamie

    yep you can say that about any media
    Hou was not losing Lin was still trashed

  • Click Click

    Lakers fans understood that Lin played well and was being mistreated and thrown under the bus by tank commander Scott. A lot of Lakers fans felt bad for Lin and the other young players being scapegoated by BS for the miserable season they had. They even trashed Scott for benching Lin in favor of Ronnie Price and also DNP’ing Lin after 4 good games he played. They knew Scott was purposely tanking and it wasn’t Lin’s fault at all.

  • Win

    Couldn’t agreed more.

  • ProLin

    Nervously awaits 9PM PST…

  • Win

    it seems like Landry fields is not even in GS line up….. 🙁

  • zxcvb

    Hope he got an offer. Or a spot on another SL team with more minutes.

  • blueCypher

    Really . I thought it was announced that he would be in there

  • DrewBear2

    Bummer. I was hoping he’d get a shot.

  • DrewBear2

    I guess the roster is not set.

  • ProLin

    sigh, he’s out of the NBA then.

  • Win

    Do you guys remember who is Xavier Henry? The dude that gave Kobe a high five when Kobe told JLin to get the XXXX out of his way during a time out of a game that Lakers were down by 1 or something. He was also in GS SL list. But he wasn’t in the line up neither.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Starting the ball rolling so early to create doubts out of nothing on Crabbe!! Bloggers like you are not preferred on a Lin fans site. Sorry if I read your kindself wrong. Haha cheers.

  • Win

    Wow. Jimmer Fredette 9-18 / 4-8 from deep. Nets should get him as back up PG or SG.

  • casual bb fan

    Lol. IMO the doubters will be quiet for a while. However, the ghost bloggers type will be active here though to try and spin some new false narratives. Haha cheers

  • blueCypher

    Which team he is on ?

  • Win

    Nuggets

  • blueCypher

    If nets get tj. They have enough point guards alomg with the rookies

  • Lin Dunn

    Actually OKC may want to trade WB for teams with the high draft picks. Some ppl speculate with the lakers for the other Russell and Ingram. Heat does not have young draft picks to trade.

  • CaliUSMC

    It’s timeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee O_o

  • Jamie

    Not creating any doubts. I’m sorry you can’t read.
    Perhaps you need to improve your English skills.
    This is not your site so you can’t decide who is and is not preferred here
    you are just irritating people here imo, a hiddle troll.
    As we all know, trolls are not welcome on any site

  • Jamie

    Doesn’t have to do with anything.
    He is a grown up man. KAT is young too and he is doing fine.
    Lakers fan trolling here?

  • Jamie

    He will not be much of use in today’s NBA.
    High character alone will not win games.

  • Jamie

    So your “kindself” included
    If you hate those that annoy people so much, why not stop annoying others yourself?
    double standard much? imo people like you are not welcome on a site where fans try to discuss subject matters in a respectful way

  • HVJoy
  • Jamie

    casual bb fan back at it again with stirring bs

  • PETE B
  • casual bb fan

    LOL. IMO Harden doesn’t pass well at all. He broke all time turnover record didn’t he? He also didn’t rebound well at all as he exchanges proper defence positioning with going for rebound instead. Haha cheers.

  • HVJoy
  • HVJoy

    Any news on TJ yet?? It’s past 12:00 a.m. ET!!

  • Jamie

    Steve Novak and Landry Fields were great with Lin 4 years ago
    Now Novak is too old to defend any wing player in the league, wont be much of help to Lin
    Fields has been horrible for the past 3 years.
    These two will not be much help to Lin and the Nets really need to get a back up center or a PF
    Acquiring these 2 will not help the team at all at this point

  • sport

    Wow Atkinson pretty much confirmed JLin is the starting PG even before training camp! When was the last time that happened?! He totally spoke the truth about how many teams treated Lin as combo guard and bench player while Nets and himself sees Lin as their full time starting Point Guard! Finally a coach with FO’s truth a support to allow Lin to lead his own team!!

  • DrewBear2

    Who do the Heat tell first: Nets or TJ?

  • psalm234

    Absolutely .. we know Sean Marks probably thought “Hey, it’s a good idea to build camaraderie if Lin comes out to LV and gets some publicity!”

    And Lin doesn’t disappoint 🙂
    Lin makes the Nets look really good with his digital media savvy (Snapchat, Twitter)

  • sport

    There’s always room for 3 point shooters and bench players.

  • HVJoy

    I don’t know what’s the protocol. But,

    probably Nets first — judging from how Pat Riley treated his star player lately.

  • DrewBear2

    Oct’14: “Fields is on the final year of a three-year, $US20 million deal he signed with the Raptors in 2012, and he has seen his career fall off a cliff since joining the team…Fields has had several surgeries repairing the ulnar nerve in his right arm, also his shooting arm. He’s had to go through constant rehabilitation, and as a result, he’s had to learn a new shooting form.” http://www.businessinsider.com.au/landry-fields-is-in-danger-of-falling-out-of-the-nba-2014-10

    Sep’15 (before training camp): “Landry Fields will miss five months after having labrum surgery on his hip, a source tells Adrian Wojnarowski…” http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2015/09/landry-fields-out-until-february-with-hip-injury.html

  • HVJoy

    Welcome to the collective excitement of Lin fans! 🙂

    Atkinson’s statement on Lin in Vegas, especially “I see him leading our team.” really made my Saturday a great day!

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Of course Harden is talented in breaking the league all time turnover record. The sad part was his TO always lead to loses for Rockets. If he can generate wins despite high TO then it’s still good. The worst part of Harden’s ‘talented’ game is playing very poor defence positioning in exchange for rebounds. No doubt there he is talented in selling fouls and floppings. Sorry for the rants. Haha cheers.

  • psalm234

    @JLin7 “No one has been more impacted by Yao Ming than me
    #payingrespect just the stuff he had to go through made it easier for me”
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/751995471531433984

  • casual bb fan

    Great post and ‘lecture’ in a good way. Haha cheers

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Click Click

    Lin is a busy, busy man. Couldn’t even stick around Vegas for another day or two. I guess Nets want to get him prepped and ready asap.

  • casual bb fan

    Good observations to put things in the right perspertive is FA for Lin and Nets. Haha cheers

  • Jamie

    might as well give it to younger guys

  • Jamie

    hes done
    idk why people want him to join Lin

  • blueCypher

    I guess he is there for his intro press conference

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Lin took Henry’s number 7 when the Lakers traded for Lin and waived Henry

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too.

  • blueCypher

    Well the physical is a requirement . Might as well have a press conference too !

  • CJSHYY

    Probably Monday.

  • DrewBear2

    I guess they’re hoping for a miracle. Career earnings were decent, so hopefully he put his Stanford education to good use and invested wisely. I wish him well in his post-basketball life.

  • martan267

    Yep- I noticed that the “Lin is Not going to the Nets” noise has definitely been silenced. But, I now hear the “Nets are not a good team so they have no chance this season. So the Nets MUST overpay for assets, since Lin can’t do anything with a team mainly of average journeymen and scrubs.” Again, doubting Lin on his impact to ANY team that is NOT purposefully tanking. I also hear the, “uh-oh, Lin might not be the starting PG because Nets FO is offering Crabbe and TJ more money.” This commentary is again a knock on Lin’s ability to be the Alpha in the team. I feel comfortable that Atkinson and the FO will back Lin up as the leader of this group because Lin is a PROVEN PG that can lead a team to WINS.

    Oh well, I guess the doubters will continually come up with something else to try to cast doubt on what Lin can do… C’est la vie.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. You may continue to post in whatever manner you like. Would appreciate it if your ‘kindself’ could just be respectful when other posters not in agreement with your ‘kindself’. Haha cheers.

  • james brown

    i think Xavier refused to give the number 7 jersey and just took the 17..JLIn din not imposed because xavier seems doesn’t want to part ways with the number.

  • james brown

    he’s a good locker room player..but if he will just miss more games, better pass it this year and try again next season when JLIN already set the table at Nets.!

  • casual bb fan

    Folks. Careful though . The ghost bloggers types will not like your straight forward comments. It would probably annoy them. Haha cheers

  • Rick James

    exactly…clifford revived lins career! If not for kemba as the starting pg, I would love lin to play for clifford in that role. Say what you want about cliff, but he is definitely an excellent coach.

  • Jamie

    The Nets are trying to go young i dont think h*** have a chance
    besides they are set now no need for landry
    if he is healthy then i guess he can be our 3rd back up SF

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    you’re right. i forgot Lin took 17 on the Lakers and made no fuss about it

  • Jamie

    defensively but he has no clue how to run an offense
    all isos and Lin shouldve played more than Lee
    I dont think he was a good coach for Lin or even a good coach at all

  • Jamie

    cool

  • Jamie

    nice

  • Jamie

    It’s pretty much been confirmed since day one lol
    Lin has his own team now

  • Dan Ang

    The Lakers got a good one in Brandon Ingram. The kid can play.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Jeremy Lin is the apparent hair to the throne

  • Elon Musk

    news on TJ?

  • ProLin

    nothing….

  • Elon Musk

    🙁 isnt it like illegal for them to delay their response?

  • ProLin

    I think just not saying anything and let the deadline pass = not matching. Thats what happened to Lin right? Knicks didn’t say crap.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. I reckon nobody is trolling here. Could it be your ‘kindself’ trying to do just that!!! I suppose you are not aware! that DAR did get into some trouble in LA. Wish him better luck from now on as Kobe not in Lakers roster now. Haha cheers

  • Elon Musk

    Lol how hard is it to respond? This is like ignoring someone’s text

  • CJSHYY

    Someone said tomorrow noon? Not sure it’s true or not….

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Saw a tweet said that TJ signed @08:30. Hence we won’t hear the news until after that time.

  • CJSHYY

    Then why no news at all?

  • Jamie

    yah yah sure sure

  • Jamie

    If they were to match, we would have heard something by now
    I think it’s safe to assume that Miami didnt match
    and TJ obviously wanted out so no point in matching

  • CJSHYY

    So just expired no need to say anything? Why TJ no update his own status?

  • ProLin

    I’m so confused.. so tomorrow morning is the deadline???

  • casual bb fan

    Being high character guy Fields got a fair chance to return to the NBA if he can overcome his injuries like what Livingston managed to achieve. Of course high character alone wouldn’t win games. High character set the foundation for chemistry and team building to win games consistently without divas/’spanners’. Haha cheers

  • ProLin

    I think team act like d_cks when it comes to stuff like this.

  • HVJoy

    McHale, the ‘labeler’, attached the ‘bench’ label on Lin unfairly.

    Atkinson, the ‘visionary’, removes the wrong label for Lin wisely.

  • CJSHYY
  • ProLin

    that make no sense. the TJ’s deadline is more than 3 days.

  • casual bb fan

    Thank you. I notice your postings are mostly positives now and good for the fans. Haha cheers.

  • ProLin

    Who made up these dumb rules? LOL

  • JLin fan from Australia

    My understanding is 3 days when TJ signed the contract. Heard that he signed @0830. So if Heats doesn’t match by the time, that means Nets gets him. So still has 6 more hours to go. Also saw another tweet that Heats just couldn’t make up their mind.

  • Jamie

    its pretty late lol

  • ProLin

    I thought it starts when he RECEIVE the contract? Some in twitter claimed it’s passed already. I wish someone with authoritay would come and say something.

  • ProLin

    NBA operates 24 x7 during FA period. The moment someone did something calls starts to fly.

  • Jamie

    doesnt mean TJ is gonna be up tweeting out news

  • ProLin

    If it means Heats just ignore him like Knicks did to JLin, then maybe, or his agent will just text the Woj. NBA front office should know for sure.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • ProLin

    I think that must be the case now. Those guy are not sleeping on this news. We’ll see.. hope to wake up to some good news…

  • joy

    Does anyone know if David Lee is available? How I wish to see them reunite in BrookLin!!

  • takeme2cruz

    The clock does not start for 3 day deadline when the player signs contract. It starts when his current team was notified by the new team. When did the Heat and the Blazers were notified by the Nets? Only them and the league know.

  • sws94

    You guys don’t read what I write. You assume too much. A lot of you. Feel like just blocking many of you because I’m pro Lin playing to his potential but the league perceptions are what they are. Who does Atkinson mean by everybody and they thought outside of the box? Voltaire is always saying I miss the point. I really think he doesn’t bother to really listen or absorb what I’m writing.

  • sws94

    Too judgmental many people here. Time to start blocking and avoid nonsense and talk about Lin rather than deal with nonsense. I’m tired of it.

  • ProLin

    I would imagine that would be as soon as TJ signed on his end.

  • sws94

    How is any of this positive? It’s labeling others who may have different opinions. People here support Lin, but different opinions are natural.

  • sws94

    So do you two feel better now agreeing with each other? smh.

  • sws94

    Thank you.

  • takeme2cruz

    Could be.

  • ProLin

    I’m gonna take in now. Hope to see some good news when I wake up.

  • joy

    “I understand what my role is. I’m the play maker, I’m the point guard, I’ve got to lead, got to be an extension of the coach, and I’m not shying away from that role at all. For me, being 27 now, that’s something I wanted. It’s a challenge I wanted to embrace and I can’t wait to do that. That’s something that appealed to me.” ~Jeremy Lin

    I don’t know about your guys, I’m thrilled and emotional to hear he said that. This is the moment that Lin’s been waiting so long. After four years of trials, he’s ready to enter into an absolute new chapter of his NBA career with complete confidence. It’s going to have so much joy, excitement, and tons of pressure ahead but I’m sure he’s ready both mentally and physically to embrace the first best and successful season with the Nets and his new teammates!

  • Martin Chong

    You will dream about all sort of good news and all will come true after you wake up!

  • JLin fan from Australia

    The best news that I’ve heard from JLin himself + KA on JLin. It is the confirmation on my own understanding as well. Too bad that I didn’t have the opportunity to listen to both interviews. Wish I can hear these soon. Finally JLin finds a team and HC totally believes in him. Am very excited for this and am planning to go to JLin games in coming session. Will make a more concrete plan once the schedule is out. Hopefully then I can meet some of JLin fans:-)

  • joy

    I’m sure you’ll meet lots of Lin’s old and new fans on/off the court in the coming seasons. I’m totally convinced the Nets will be his home. Hope to see many good things happened along the way. Haha~

  • JLin fan from Australia

    No idea how true this is. Guess we will find out soon.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDistrict/status/752051327824498688

  • sport

    Yup no longer will we hear those annoying fake PR responses regarding his role as a player. Lin can finally confidently say he’s the play maker and leader of his own team because of both coach and FO’s support! Time to finally see what his true potential is without be held back at all!

  • Rick James

    martin chong, what exactly has casual bb fan said that is correct? All he has said is your “kindself” do this or “kindself” do that, when he knows that most posters here are fairly respectful, including sws94. He just tries hard to paint others with a brush if they don’t agree with his own opinion on a subject. That is not a real lin fan, but much closer to a troll.

  • Rick James

    lol, is that you jeremiah?

  • Rick James

    lol, most games ive seen harden vs lin, hornets vs rockets. Hornets lost one game to them by 6 points because refs were calling BS foul calls on lin, I believe refs called 3 on lin in less than 2 minutes because of harden flopping around like some dumb troll. This was a game in houston, so I wasn’t surprised how ridiculous that game was. The next time they faced off, in charlotte, hornets blew out the rockets by like 30 points LOL! A beating of epic proportions.

    So yeah, harden is a good scorer, but hes over rated and not worth what he is getting paid, not by a long shot. I’d rather have chandler parsons than harden as the star of the rockets, because at least in his case he’s not a stat padding troll, and doesn’t need the ball in his hand to score 15 points a game EASY.

    And no, mchale benched lin 2nd year, rockets boo’d lin *their OWN player* in the playoffs against portland, morey put melo in lins jersey, scape goated lin as the only reason rockets lost against portland in playoffs, traded to lakers when lin wanted to redeem himself on rockets the next season, etc etc. Nobody is jealous of the crapfest that is rockets after lin and parsons left. I even like that harden is getting paid fat stacks of cash…that way he can take up so much cap space that rockets continue sucking for years to come. Enjoy!

    We lin fans are in a different place, don’t really care about harden or rockets anymore, except of course when we meet in regular season.

  • Rick James

    wow! hopefully this isn’t true…heat are a classless trash organization just like rockets. They let wade go, their franchise star and a player who won them 3 titles because he was getting old, and instead want to pay $20mill on a bench player in tyler johnson?? Riley needs to be fired!!

  • CJSHYY

    What? Heat really will match?

  • adele

    So excited. Looking forward to meet a lot of fans in the games. Hopefully we can have a group pic with Lin. Wishing and dreaming it’s going to happen.

  • Maknusia

    This is definitely a new chapter for Lin. As for his contract, I would liked if it had a player option at second year…well cant be too greedy here 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Thats the reason the went after him first and didnt give much time to Lin to think about or look at other offers….they seem to be genuine…thats good…great season ahead!

  • Brent Yen

    Hope he can find a spot somewhere…..good guy…

  • ProLin

    I’m up , no news still. WTF?

  • jlim7

    He can still move without the ball, cut, dunk, alley oop, fast break on steal. We saw Lin was missing teammates who can cut and alley oops at Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. Especially at first 20 games, it is very important to have teammates who know MDA and Atkinson system, so that Lin doesn’t look like indecisive or not aggressive, like previous experiences at Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. We saw it before, it was easy to make Lin looks very average PG, just by giving teammates who don’t know where to move.

  • Maknusia

    go back to bed now…..lol

  • Maknusia

    thast about right…there is no fixed exact timing in replying the offer since its based on official email. Hence the rule is as long as by midnite, else the team that offered gets him

  • 1mtoldman

    no official news (actually not even any twitter credible tweets) yet as of 933 am eastern time sunday here in usa; various speculative explanations of terms of timetable offered here and netsdaily–conclusion (perhaps) that its not a strict 72 hours but rather any time in the third day; in any event consensus seems to be (what little there is) that midnite 2nite would be the deadline for both crabbe and johnson. (dont ask me why).

  • 1mtoldman

    meanwhile (while waiting to understand the johnson/crabbe timing situations) nando de colo (not tony parker or the finally showing up but doing nothing reminescent of his nba playoffs finals work batum) leading france in a current tie with oh canada for the last olympic qualifier spot in the basketball crazed philippines capital of manila at the fabulous mall of asia arena.

  • Yascar

    Are you there? I’m from Manila and I actually had tickets to watch Gilas against France but had to go away on a business trip. Just got home.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Jeremy Lin, the Return to New York, Brooklyn Nets, and Putting Linsanity Behind
    http://sportige.com/new-york-linsanity-brooklyn-nets-jeremy-lin-97827/

  • lleepar

    That seems to be the case. What I’m (barely) understanding from the thread over on NetsDaily.com is that the waiting period is not 72 hours, but three whole days after the day the signed offer sheet is received by a player’s current team. IOW, the day the sheet is received is day zero. The next day is day one, etc. (When days start and end is determined by Eastern time.) The response to the offer sheet has to come by the end of day three. If all this is correct, then Miami and Portland must have officially received the offer sheets during the same “day zero” — even though the receipts may have been almost a 24 hours apart.

  • JLin fan from Australia

  • CJSHYY
  • casual bb fan

    I am very glad that probably those self conscious folks here invariably are owning up to their subtle way of posting negativity here to annoy fans. So long as you know who you are but having been trying to be nonchalant. I believe fans here know who these posters are by now. Bye for now.
    Haha cheers.

  • Click Click

    Of course Les has to defend his defenseless star player. Nobody else other than Harden fans and Rockets fans would…

    https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/751864537033302016

  • Click Click

    So I passed out last night, waiting for the TJ decision that never came…

    Everybody thought RFAs had 3 days since the signing of the offer sheet for the team they belonged to match or not match. I don’t even know what the 3 day rule is anymore.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden is so busy for scoring that’s why no need to play D…? smh! I hope they will not make it to playoff next season.

  • ProLin

    Yeah, when does the 72 hour count start? Didn’t they change the rules? Why is it still just as bad 4 years ago when we played this game with JLin?

  • ProLin

    I think I know why Les didn’t fire Morey now. Look a this deal Harden gave to Houston. Harden must have used this leverage to keep Morey his job. It’s kind of disgusting how symbiotic they are. Houston will be in h*** for 4 more years. Les you might mean good, but your addiction to Harden will bring more hate and isolation to your franchise. Good luck finding any FA to play with your star w/o paying them arm and a leg.

  • ProLin

    WHY do they both have the same deadline when it’s clear they didn’t both sign at the same time?

  • ProLin

    this is definition of a rumor. I didn’t really believe it because, well, if that’s the case TJ won’t tweet about being anxious. Heats would surely have told him they have the match ready to go. So I’m still optimistic and this maybe rumor sent by people who want TJ to stay.

  • Click Click

    He plays for 42 minutes and shoots a lot, so they don’t expect him to play any defense (or “chase guys around”).

    How about you don’t play him for 42 minutes and stop letting him ballhog and chuck up so many shots then? Their excuses for Harden playing no D is because he’s a ballhog who plays too much. What a terrible, illogical, and stupid cop out.

  • Click Click

    It’s even more disgusting how the Houston media lets all 3 of them get away with their idiotic reasoning and excuses, all laughing and sucking up to Les.

    Rockets are going nowhere as long as Morey is in charge of the team, Harden as their star ballhog, and Les letting it all happen, defending the indefensible. This organization is pathetic.

  • CJSHYY

    Harden will not let anyone takes the ball out of his hand so he has to stay on court for as long as he can…. smh! As for no D, I think the real reason bc Harden doesn’t want to get injury. The dirty job PB can do it.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I’m gonna believe some random Twitter user with 400 followers who has someone “in the know” texting him insider info. ROFL

  • ProLin

    This is by far the worst. The “star” gets away with anything, a locker room cancer, and the GM w/o any qualification is the defacto coach. A owner just let it all happen, and a press busy sucking up to all of them. Meanwhile the reputation of the org sinks to new low. I can’t think of any other team this filthy.

  • Briiick

    The reason that Les has to keep paying Harden top $$ is because no good player will join them. A fake star is toxic in the local area like a black walnut tree in order to drive any competitor out of town. But the team/organization will fall apart very soon.

  • ProLin

    “my uncle works at Nintendo and he said TJ is gonna stay. yeah.”

  • ProLin

    So day zero is the 7th, and day 3 is the 10th? So they have until midnight EST of the 11th to match? or 8:59 PM PST?

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  • ProLin

    Harden has become Melo. He’s ok with just a fat paycheck and his strippers. Lazy on D and living off former reputation. To some NBA players, this is an ideal existence. Melo hasn’t won crap in Knicks and he’s still his super star, walking around like he’s Jay-Z.

  • Maknusia

    I dont think think there is a concrete 72hr rule…its 3 days (loosely) hence it ends at midnite

  • CJSHYY

    Stats?

  • ProLin

    … and the reason why no good players will join the Rox is because of Harden+Morey, lol.. Les’ circular logic will cost him a lot at the end. Look for Morey to treat those Chinese pick like dirt and trade them soon after.

  • Maknusia

    we dont need to get into his personal life to mock him

  • Maknusia

    its could be various things…number of wins, playoffs, all-star, stats, etc

  • DrewBear2

    They changed the rules so that the document didn’t need to be physically served to the designated team representative; now it can be emailed. I assume they go by the electronic time stamp. The problem is we only have a rough idea of when TJ signed the sheet, we have no idea when the Nets emailed the pdf. So maybe TJ signed an hour or so after midnight, but the Nets didn’t send off the email until 9 or 10 AM. Only the Nets know and they didn’t talk.

  • DrewBear2

    How can a guy (Les) smart enough to see the potential in Jeremy back in 2012 also be so dumb? It’s baffling.

  • FreetheMind

    Tonight at midnight EST is Nets’ date with destiny regarding Crabe and Johnson. I thought it was last night for Johnson but it turned out false. Not feeling super confident about Johnson since Wade left. However, it would be difficult for Portland to match Crabe.

    This reminds me a little when Lin left Knicks. We all thought Knicks would match but they didn’t in the end. Hopefully it is the case for both Johnson and Crabe.

  • FreetheMind

    Just wondering, are there any Lin fans in the Bay Area?

  • Brent Yen

    I assume there is a lot of them in the Bay Area

  • FreetheMind

    I believe deadline is tonight 12 am est.

  • Alaingrvis

    likely stats

  • CJSHYY

    Lin can easy to get a lot better than last season.

  • DrewBear2

    True, but he’s probably asking if any on this forum are in the Bay Area. Count me as one.

  • Briiick

    He is not dumb, he just bought the wrong stock and had to hold it as if it would go up again.

  • DrewBear2

    I’m not totally confident this current deadline rumor is correct either, but we’ll find out at sometime today.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s just one person’s definition of those terms. If you follow that line of logic, the Cavs are “likely” to win the Finals next year and the Warriors “unlikely”.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Right here.

  • Rick James

    so true man..lol, great post.

  • CJSHYY

    Count me in.

  • donsmacau

    “The bond that Kenny and Lin have developed is special. It’s more than X’s and O’s and stats. It’s about the intangibles. Though their backgrounds are slightly different, both overcame difficult obstacles at various points in their life which contributed to their confident styles of play. Two hungry men that don’t just want to win, they need to win.”

    On the court, there may be no relationship as important as the one between coach and point guard. Kenny and Lin have been of a like mind all season. “Lin said. ‘It’s funny — there are times during the game where I’ll start to call a play right as he’s standing up on the bench to call the same play.’”

    “Kenny lets Lin do what he does best: improvise. And Lin can accept when Kenny does what he does best: game plan.”
    ———————————————————————-
    The above was actually written about Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry – I’d like to see same written about JLIN/Kenny this season.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/sports/basketball/warriors-steve-kerr-and-stephen-curry-share-a-bond-beyond-the-arc.html?_r=0
    Warriors’ Steve Kerr and Stephen Curry Share a Bond Beyond the Arc

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  • Click Click

    It was pretty obvious Riley gave up on TJ almost immediately after he signed the offer sheet. He was signing players left and right the past few days. If Pat didn’t call TJ and try to convince him to back out of the Nets agreement, I would’ve been a lot more worried. He knew the poison pill is way too much for TJ.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. In fact, I still think Nets spent too much money on these two. We still need a back up C. This roster is too shaky….

  • Rick James

    sorry boys…but although the bay is lins home, his adopted home is now NYC! I hope he gives the warriors a real nice wooping that they don’t soon forget!

  • Jamie

    the coach has to run those plays at practice
    these are professionals who played organized basketball
    if they practice they will evetually be able to do all that
    Landry at this point is really not better than anyone on the nets

  • Alaingrvis

    I always though pat riley was too much of a cap wonk to sign that contract. H*** 3 million a year is why the lost wade.

  • Rick James

    money doesn’t matter, as long as we get all the guys we need. Also nobody expected wade to leave the heat, otherwise maybe nets offered johnson less money. Think about it….if nets offered TJ a 15M poison pill for the last 2 years instead of 20M, the heat STILL wouldn’t match it, because of how bad it would look on them LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    I think bc they don’t want him not bc they can’t pay him.

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  • Jamie

    it was a weak team other than Harden pretty much
    Harden is the best at drawing fouls thats why he is where he is
    Harden is not gonna get you a ring but he’s still a tremendous player
    stats don’t lie, he’s just selfish and takes everything away from his teammates there are players like that in the league and still get paid
    it is what it is
    so someone who doesnt really care, you do seem to care so much to write a long essay

  • takeme2cruz

    3 mil a year why left where your legacy was built?

  • Jamie

    some people cant be blocked and they keep coming back at you…

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  • Rick James

    they disrespected wade…thats why he left, nothing to do with money.

  • Jamie

    he is
    i have been saying we should sign him to a veterans minumum he can still be effective with his skills and playoff experience

  • Alaingrvis

    they wanted wade to sign a 10 million contract at the beginning of free agency

  • takeme2cruz

    Greed on both sides, Money money money.

  • Alaingrvis

    wade has never been the most payed player on the heat. Maybe once or twice

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s up to 20

  • Alaingrvis

    Yea they went up later.

  • Rick James

    nothing to do with money for wade, the heat organization just told wade that he is too old, thanks for winning us 3 championship titles but we won’t pay you so get lost lol. Hopefully something like that doesn’t happen to lin in the future.

  • Jamie

    He is getting old
    Pat wanted to win now rather than giving Wade a proper send off
    I can’t tell you if that’s the right thing or not
    because both sides had a good reason

  • takeme2cruz

    They wanted to build the team and that’s the GM job. Money to bring help Wade.

  • takeme2cruz

    The GM job is to build the team today and future. Wade is greedy just like Kobe. He’s no Dancun or Dirk.

    Wade goes to Chicago for more money and then what? New state and city income tax will take the difference.

  • Rick James

    pat isn’t as good a GM anymore, he has lost his marbles. There was no way durant was ever coming to heat in the first place, and no way heat was winning anything either way, especially after durant went and joined the warriors lol. Look at kobe…he was paid $25M for 2 years even AFTER he turned 36 years old, and that was when the cap was much smaller. I don’t seen why they couldn’t at least pay wade a similar deal, with the cap much higher than before. Instead of paying wade, they went and spent money on over rated players like whiteside and dragic.

  • Rick James

    the heat owner is worth 8 BILLION $$$$$$$$. What does $3 million mean to the owner?? To wade it means some sort of respect, a thank you for everything youve done for us. Also, there is no way in h*** the heat are winning anything for the foreseeable future especially now that durant is on the warriors.

  • Jamie

    it will happen to most of people
    teams are trying to win
    if you are old you are gonna have to be willing to take a paycut
    10m to wade was a diss but 20m was more than fair to an old Wade
    Pat Riley is trying to save money to bring good players so they can win more
    Obviously Wade was not on the same page
    Can’t really blame either for doing their job

  • takeme2cruz

    3 mil means another player another talent. If they disrespected Wade they would had traded him. What respect does he demand more? Fans need to get it straight, he’s greedy but blame on the GM for doing the team job, bring and keep all talents.

  • Jamie

    That Kobe contract scrwed the Lakers for years to come
    The Heat were smart enough to not make the same mistake
    They are not winning the ship but are still gonna compete and they need pieces
    dont have the cap space to sign Wade to an expensive contract just not a wise decision at this point
    but Wade does not owe the Heat anything, he’s owed so much if anything so it’s not wrong for him to wanna get paid on his last contract
    like I said, both had good reasons to do what they did

  • FreetheMind

    Cool. One of these guys we need to organize a Lin game watch party.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade decision was allll about money. GM’s decision was alllll about more available money to sign or keep new talents. The Heat will spend their max no matter what. Not like they wanted to keep $3 mil in their pocket because they are greedy.

  • FreetheMind

    Warriors look pretty loaded right now. It would be amazing if Lin can lead Nets and win one against the Warriors. It will be a tough task, but it will show the real potential of Lin.

  • Rick James

    like I said, there is no way that heat are winning anything for at LEAST the next 5 years, ZERO chance. Paying the star player a few mill more $$$ wouldn’t matter in the long run either way!! With teams like warriors, spurs, cavs, now raptors and celtics, the best option for heat at this point is tank and rebuild. Its a perfect time to pay wade instead of disrespecting him by cheaping out.

  • FreetheMind

    Truly believe this could be the start of an amazing coach/player relationship. I am confident Lin will be AWESOME as the starting PG because he has all the tools to be one. All Lin and Atkinson need are rest of the team to buy in.

  • FreetheMind

    Nice. I hope there are more, but at least 3 of us are here.

  • takeme2cruz

    Exactly. Riley was smart but not that smart. He still had heart and respect Wade so he and the owner offered him $20 per.

  • Lefon Jang

    Dragic is overrated but I think Whiteside is worth the money. He’s a beast in the paint!

  • blueCypher

    Pat Riley did not want to give Wade a “Kobe contract” . He did good by getting Winslow, Richardson , Whiteside, and TJ

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  • CJSHYY

    I am not a guy. 🙂

  • Rick James

    heat should be tanking now, not trying to get better…goran dragic was getting demolished by lin in the playoffs(a player getting paid $2M as a backup) and whiteside was getting demolished by spencer hawes, valancuinas, biyombo etc. Heat are dumb for paying guys like that max money….it wouldn’t have mattered if they just maxed out wade instead LOL.

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  • takeme2cruz

    That’s fans think not owner, GM, coaches and players think. They all think and believe they can win it all.

    Again, that available $3 mil cap money could be what they desperately need to sign or keep talent. The money will be spent, they chose Wade’s offer was more than fair.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too.

  • blueCypher

    I think Riley has far grander plans for next year. TJ money does not fit that.

  • Click Click

    NYC is where Lin’s career took off and where it will reignite and explode again!

  • takeme2cruz

    I have no doubt they would give Wade $25 mil or more had there’s no salary cap rule applied.

  • Rick James

    nah, whiteside was getting demolished in the playoffs by valancuinas, biyombo and even spencer hawes (after game 4) LOL! Then when things started looking bad for him, whiteside suddenly had an injury at the best moment for himself. Whiteside is over rated, and not worth what he is paid in my opinion. He can’t match up with physical centers at all.

  • DrewBear2

    I hope Lin wins enough championships and plays in enough All-Star games to put him in a position to possibly be mistreated like Wade. 🙂

    Seriously, it’s a difficult decision to know when to let a franchise player go. Do you copy the Lakers and overpay Kobe in anticipation of some unknown future benefit? Do you copy the Colts and move on from Peyton Manning a few years too soon? Few teams find franchise players like Robinson & Duncan, who are willing to take reduced salary and role to end their career on the same team.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! There are plenty of guards in FA next year.

  • blueCypher

    He has to have his sights on Westbrook . I would bet on it haha. Dragic’s days there are limited.

  • CJSHYY

    RW either stays or go to the team will win the ring soon. (Like KD) Heat is not one of them….

  • Rick James

    no, it wasn’t the kobe contract that screwed the lakers, it was the fact that the lakers decided to still give kobe the keys to the team and have him run the team instead of letting young guys flourish. In heats case, that wasn’t a problem because wade didn’t care about being the #1 option anyways. Heat are not winning the chip PERIOD!! The only hope they have is to get very lucky from drafting. Look at their situation…they are still paying for bosh for next 2 years even though he might retire lol. Heat are screwed either way…better to pay the legend in my opinion than squabble over a few dollars.

  • blueCypher

    OKC has some power too . If he decides not to resign , they will surely trade him. It would be silly not to after Durant leaving, for nothing.

  • CJSHYY

    Just a thought… what if OKC trades RW to Rox w Harden …. Haha! They hate each other.

  • blueCypher

    You mean OKC trades for Harden ? Haha, this will never happen . Rockets just resigned him . They are all in on Harden with D’antoni

  • CJSHYY

    No, just trades RW to Rox like they did to Harden. LOL!

  • blueCypher

    I see. Rockets will give their left nut to do this then 🙂 Westbrook with Harden

  • CJSHYY

    I know it will not happen but if really do happen it will be so fun to watch RW & Harden fight for the ball. LOL!

  • blueCypher

    I think it will work though . D’antoni is a master with offensive schemes . I would rather have the talent then try to make it work than not have the talent at all.

  • Jamie

    thats the thing
    Pat doesnt think theyre screwed and they do have some interesting pieces
    still made the playoffs last season w/o bosh
    Pat is being a good GM trying to get more pieces to compete again and thats the least he has to do for the fans who are paying for the tickets and jerseys
    So pat is being a responsible man doing his job to the best of ability
    the heat is not that bad and you can’t blame them for trying cuz thats what everyone should do instead of tanking for lottery picks

  • Jamie

    Exactly 20m is a lot for wade at this point and pat still had the decency to offer him that

  • Click Click

    Whiteside was super frustrated in the playoffs this year because he had no clue how to stop Lin. He whined to the media about Lin getting calls his way.

    http://blogs.herald.com/miami_heat/2016/04/hassan-whiteside-frustrated-with-hornets-in-the-flop-offs-.html

    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/jeremy-lin-charlotte-hornets-miami-heat-nba-playoffs-042616

    Whiteside is definitely way overrated and ridiculously overpaid. Better for us because he takes up so much of the Heat’s cap space now, so I ain’t complaining.

  • Rick James

    plans that will never succeed LOL. No way curry, westbrook or any of the good players join the heat next season, especially with how they disrespected wade their franchise star. Nobody is going to heat for a long time.

  • Rick James

    so true lol, that series was just hilarious! Lin exposed the heat so bad for what they are, over rated scrubs. Only guys on the heat that stepped up were wade, joe johnson, luol deng, richardson and that rookie justice winslow.

  • Jamie

    like I said before, cant blame them for trying to compete
    they know they are not gonna be a contender but making the playoffs will give the fans some thing to be excited about nobody wants to cheer for a tanking team
    they are not winning the championship but they can still try for the playoffs
    tanking is just irresponsible when you got prime Gragic, whiteside and some young pieces
    he just paid whiteside max why tank now? that’s the dumbest thing one can do

  • FreetheMind

    Even better. I forget sometimes Lin got plenty of female fans too. I be totally up for a game if Lin comes to town to play the Warriors.

  • Rick James

    riley is not going to get any good pieces from the free agency…he guaranteed that by disrespecting wade, the franchise star and champion, the best basketball player in the heat history. What other big time star player is going to join the heat, after seeing how they treated wade? If it happened to wade, for sure it will happen to the next big star–thats what those players will be thinking anyways.

  • Jamie

    40m is not a disrespect
    it’s not even that bad

  • FreetheMind

    Ellington signing by Heat makes less likely they will match TJ. It would be pretty cool two Bay Area kids growing 15 mins apart from each other playing on the same team. Both went undrafted too.

  • Jamie

    again you still cant blame Riley for trying
    tanking so you can give wade a ridiculous amount of money like the Lakers did and after paying whiteside max?
    thats gonna look way worse to big time star players and pretty sure riley is going after solid pieces at this point

  • Jamie

    Morey will give both of his

  • Jamie

    they probably will
    Pat Riley is a legend and he didnt totally disrespect Wade
    this is what happens when you are old
    People understand

  • 1mtoldman

    people dont comprehend what a thing it is to have done anything in the nba at all being undrafted. i just went thru a site list of their choice for top 30 undrafted nba players of all time; just in terms of ave points plus assists or points plus rebounds there have only been 5 other players ever in history of draft (69 years) that have equalled numbers lin has to date.

    if johnson would come to nets and johnson come to equal or come close to lin numbers to date (which both lin fans and lin haters deinigrate as either being scrub numbers or held down by…various …fill in the blank…) that would really be something historically unique.

  • Click Click

    It’s not just Wade, it was LeBron too. They both left on sour notes. Not to mention, they lost a bunch of other free agents, all fleeing Miami one after another. NBA players talk a lot among themselves. It’s like a huge frat. People know that Miami is no longer a preferred destination and that Pat Riley is a scumbag who has no concept or loyalty.

  • Click Click

    Dirk too. In fact, in Dirk’s situation, it’s actually bad to be loyal to your organization even if they’re loyal back. He’s frustrated with how the Mavs aren’t able to attract star free agents at all, questioning whether or not the problem is him, Rick Carlisle, or Mark Cuban.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4s5und/dirk_voices_frustration_in_interview_with_german/

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  • Rick Johnson

    Lin contract already paying for itself
    @JLin7 ‘s #7 jersey at Barclay center is popular(clerk said just making it yesterday n kids size only 2 left today) https://t.co/Brm1O5yXwq
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/752194687688069120

  • Maknusia

    lol…its gonna catch NETS surprised!

  • DrewBear2

    Interesting comments from Dirk. “Is it Mark and some agents and players hold a grudge because he blew up the 2011 champions?”

    I wasn’t watching the NBA then. It looks like the season was shortened (lockout?), but the roster didn’t seem radically changed. At least the starting 5 was mostly in tact. What happened that Dirk thinks the team “blew up”?

  • Nolimitation

    It takes me at least 20 mins to get down there. The jerseys will probably be sold out by then.

  • Rick James

    people may logically understand but emotionally is a different story. They see teams like lakers, spurs that try everything to make their franchise stars happy even into old age then they see the heat and rockets who abandon their guys once they turn old. Its a bad look for the organization for sure.

    Pat Riley WAS a legend, the man is 72 years old and people talk, they question if he can still manage a team at his advanced age. Maybe he is still capable but no one knows for sure. The decisions hes made recently also throw in alot of doubt. Again, this is what happens when you’re old, people understand,

  • Jamie

    He is doing a fine job and he did offer wade 20m/year which is pretty good
    but he wanted something else, Pat did his part its on wade no
    With spurts its different all star players are willing to accept pay cuts
    pop cuts people like crazy too
    lakers traded pau away it was not respectful

  • Rick James

    there were alot of legends on that 2011 mavs team. Guys like peja stojokavic (once in a generation shooter), jason kidd (one of the best point guards of all time), tyson chandler (in his prime), steve novak (in his prime), shawn marion (in his prime). Their bench was deep too. Combine that with dirk nowitzki and the ENTIRE team hungry for a title, and yeah nothing was going to stop them. I don’t think that team would have done well in the following year because they all achieved what they were h*** bent on doing, that is winning a ring. Especially Peja who was particularly crazy LOL…he was a member of the sacramento kings in 2002 that got scrwd because of rigged nba.

    That mavs team was old but it was built for ONE reason…to win a ring. Alot of guys could have gotten more money but they decided to get together on a lower contract to win a ring, and thankfully it worked.

  • spiderman

    Based on clips, S. Kilpatrick seems to be an offensive threat.
    How is he on defense?

  • Rick James

    listen man…if wade was on a team like spurs, I have no doubt he would be willing to take a cut because of competent guys like popovich and a team that has a good direction. Not to mention, the team would never disrespect their franchise player, they always put duncan on the pedestle, even this year when duncan is used as a bench player. Duncan is revered on the spurs and in the nba. On the other hand
    Riley just maxed out whiteside and dragic….compare that to the spurs and anyone can understand why wade would be upset.

  • DrewBear2

    Lakers & Spurs are very different. Lakers kept paying Kobe near-max money through his final years. Duncan eased up on his contract demands after 15 seasons. Wade arguably “took less” these past few years, but he was expecting some reciprocity this time around. He didn’t get it.

    Riley’s legacy is already set; he remains a legend. He may not have as many rings as Jackson, but he undoubtedly has had better success as an executive…so far. Only time will tell if he can orchestrate another championship for Miami.

  • Rick James

    lets go back to lin discussions lol. Whatever happened on the heat is good news for us lin fans…it weakens them and wade is now officially out of the picture. At least for this season anyway.

  • takeme2cruz

    Nothing against TJ and as soon as he’s a Net I will be rooting for him. Think about it, Heat is making all efforts til the last moment to decide whether or not to keep the 3rd string injury prone guard while the Hornets made none to their own who I don’t need to remind you what he has done for them.

  • Rick James

    people are people, they can’t help it sometimes that they get upset over something. I was making alot of negative posts a few days ago when I found out nets signed crabbe for $80M when they only paid lin $36M. I am STILL upset that they paid some rookie without much experience that much money. Even now if I think about it too much, my anger comes out, so I try not to and have moved on.

  • ProLin

    All the twitter speculation on if we can keep TJ or not is driving me batty. So all those Heats guard signings today means they WANT to keep TJ? I’m not sure how to feel about this lol… I’d rather have TJ but I guess I won’t be losing any sleep over it. Crabbe would bring a lethal 2 to Lin’s starter attack and that’s a bit more important to me.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…sure thing. I’m hoping Lin is joining an organization that will be coached and managed more in the Spurs’ tradition. God willing, he’ll be playing for another decade and we’ll look back in 2026 and commend Jeremy for taking less in order for the Nets to have room to sign his successor.

  • Jedi

    Yeah but Lin was undrafted for different reasons. We all know he should have gone 1st round.

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t follow the logic that signing more guards means they want to keep TJ. Must be some convoluted NBA logic that’s beyond me.

  • Click Click

    Heat fans are just making crap up, saying how Riley is using up all cap space to sign TJ somehow. Their logic makes no sense, but they’re trying to convince themselves that TJ is staying and getting matched, even though Riley just went out and got his replacement.

    While I agree that Crabbe is more important than TJ, they’re both vital to Lin and the Nets’ success next year and beyond. Nets currently still does not have a good backup for Lin nor a 6th man, so TJ is has to be the one to fill that role. If worse comes to worst, Nets will have to settle for someone like Aaron Brooks that zxcvb advocated for to backup Lin.

  • Nolimitation

    For what Duncan is worth he did take a pay cut over the course of his career. A healthy big man probably worth a lot more than his pay. Wade was only fully healthy for 2 seasons, which is final healthy season of the 06 title. From that point on he was always injured, including when Lebron was carrying the team again in 12 and 13. At the time Lebron left the Cavs because he had no help, ironically he didn’t have any help when he was a heat. Those 3 all took pay cuts at the time, not only wade. He made that deal, he can’t go back and say now the franchise owes me. The franchise did pay wade all those years when he was injury prone including the 1 season that he was mostly out. I forgot exactly which season 07 or 08. They didn’t fully disrespected Wade as he claims. If they did, then they would of cut him during his injury seasons before Lebron arrived.

  • DrewBear2

    I already chipped in via online purchases. I don’t care for the lone Adidas logo on the front; it looks imbalanced somehow. I prefer last year’s version (I think that’s what this is).

  • Nolimitation

    I’m hoping by then we looking back at the title or maybe titles they won.

  • Nolimitation

    Pat Riley seems like the type of person that will make a decision right away. I dont think he’ll keep TJ, if he wanted to keep him he probably match right now instead of waiting till the last min.

  • DrewBear2

    Man, talk about long term dreams. But, yeah, that’s definitely the hope. That should be good for another documentary or two.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I ordered this one. $60 is not bad and less risk than buying the authentic jersey or new Swingman for $120-$140ish online.

    Did you talk to someone on the phone about the authentic jersey sizing yet?

  • ProLin

    yeah, and I think TJ insisting on signing Net’s offer sheet is already made the call for PR. That is why I think there’s report that they have NOT reached out to TJ’s camp yet. That’s very telling. Just like what Dolan did to JLin.

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  • Rick Johnson

    Whispers getting louder leaguewide that Miami plans to match Tyler Johnson’s offer sheet but the Heat CAN opt to drag the drama to 11:59 PM.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/752215063365185537

  • DrewBear2

    They couldn’t answer my questions since they basically have access to the same online info we see. Someone on the Nets twitter stream replied that the authentic jerseys are super long (one of my questions) and suggested the Swingman versions were the better option. He had both and basically found the authentic too long to wear, so it’s just a collectible.

    The stitching for the authentic version is pretty basic for a Nets’ jersey (white on black), nothing like the heavy embroidery on a Lakers’ jersey (purple, gold & white). The twitter guy said the heat applied lettering has held up and the fabric is good quality. Overall, it was a no-brainer to get the Swingman version. I want to wear it, not store it.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    It’s the Blazers’ turn to make moves before the RFA deadline…

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/752216113484746752

  • Click Click
  • Arsenium12 .

    Very professionally done. Another benefit of Lin being with a large-market team like the Nets.

  • DrewBear2

    Translation would be good for us salary-cap novices. And what happens if ownership decides to pay the luxury tax? Cavs & Warriors already do that, right?

  • Click Click

    $92M = NBA cap. They now have $86M on the books, so that only leaves them $6M left to spend.

    I THINK (not sure) $7M cap hold on Harkless means that in order to match Crabbe or sign other FAs, Blazers would need to renounce Harkless, leaving him to be an unrestricted FA, so any team can go bid for him… like the Nets. $6M left in cap space + $7M cap hold on Harkless = $13M, which isn’t enough to get Crabbe anyway, without going over the cap.

    Regardless of what the Blazers do, they will go over the cap if they want to keep Crabbe. Next year, they need to worry about extending CJ McCollum’s contract, which will put an even bigger strain on their already high cap. If they resign Crabbe, they will be way over the cap and be repeatedly over the cap in the next 4 years, which exponentially raises their luxury tax amount for each consecutive year they’re over the cap.

  • DrewBear2

    Fair enough. No reason to make life easier for a rookie GM.

    If Bosh can’t play, can they spread out the remaining ~$75M of his contract over more years?

  • Elon Musk

    Whispers getting louder leaguewide that Miami plans to match Tyler Johnson's offer sheet but the Heat CAN opt to drag the drama to 11:59 PM.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2016

  • Alaingrvis

    Looks like we won’t get TJ

  • ProLin

    nothing is making sense, like spending cap space SO they can sign him. but why not tell TJ they are matching? They like torturing their own players?

  • Alaingrvis

    Likely having some doubt.

  • CJSHYY

    I think they have to spend all if not give it to players. I want them to get more vet players. 3P shooters.

  • DrewBear2

    Thanks. What’s even worse for the Blazers is Crabbe wants to start. Even if they pay him, will he be happy to continue as backup to CJ? Or maybe they think they can trade one of them next season?

  • PETE B

    an emotional billionaire can always out spend a smart millionaire
    look at cuban and morey over parsons

  • Click Click

    Crabbe won’t be happy not starting, but there’s nothing he can do about it. He’s gonna get paid a ton regardless of who he plays for next year. So I think he’ll ultimately be happy because he’ll be rich, even if he has to come off the bench for the Blazers.

    As for trying to trade him… that’s why Marks loaded the contract with so many extras like bonuses, trade kicker, and player option 4th year. This is to prevent, or at least, discourage the Blazers from using Crabbe as a trade chip and flip him in the future if he keeps developing into an all-star quality player.

    Basically, Marks is forcing Olshey to make a decision: Pay your bench player high starter salary, whom you spent 3 years developing, which will put your boss heavily into the luxury tax for the next 4 years minimum, or let him go and worry about the rest of your roster and keeping CJ next year.

    Blazers fans think they’ll match and go over the cap because Paul Allen has shown 15 years ago that he doesn’t care about going way over the cap and paying the luxury tax because he’s filthy rich. But they completely ignore the fact that Paul said just 2 years ago that he doesn’t want to go over the cap anymore unless the Blazers are making a run at a championship… which won’t be happy anytime soon with this team and with the Warriors so loaded.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2014/09/trail_blazers_owner_paul_allen_praises_teams_stabi.html

  • CJSHYY
  • Michael

    I agree, and wade wasn’t looking for a long term contract, so he wouldn’t hamper the heat like…cough cough did. Lebron got him 2 rings, Wade got him even more. When players leave he treats them like garbage.

  • Alaingrvis
  • Jamie

    nooooooooooo whyyyy

  • Rick James

    its time to fire atkinson and hire byron scott

    http://i.imgur.com/0Iv9Ay3.png

  • Jamie

    if they lose crabbe too, might as well LOL

  • DrewBear2

    Sure sounds like Marks did his job. The other thing that might concern P. Allen about paying the tax is his buddy Ballmer, the only other owner with more billions.

  • Jamie

    Looks like we are losing TJ so who do we go for next
    need a back up PG still

  • DrewBear2

    bwhaahahahha

  • Alaingrvis
  • Win

    I actually wouldn’t mine if Miami and Portland both match Nets offer sheet on TJ and Crabbe which both overpaid but I understand Nets have to choice but to overpaid a player in order to get them to sign with them.

    Nets should go after Jimmer Fredette and Jordan Hill and maybe one more PF.

  • Rick James

    you are a troll for suggesting jordan hill

  • Alaingrvis

    lol

  • Win

    He is not much of a defender but he played with Lin and his mid range jumper is ok.

  • Click Click

    Win or lose, Marks did his best trying to acquire these young players with huge potential. He played chicken with 2 seasoned GMs who are good at their jobs. Tough for a rookie GM like Marks to have done better. He’s making Olshey and Riley both have to think long and hard on whether or not they want to keep their prized prospects and gamble their future cap space on these 2.

  • Win

    Beside, Hamilton is really a 4 so we need a 5 to back up Brook.

  • lleepar

    I think the reason you see so many references to 11:59 PM (Eastern) or 8:59 PM (Pacific) is that 12:00 AM ET (Midnight) is technically the start of another day. The best I can figure from reading the other sites is that both Miami and Portland have until 11:59 PM tonight (Eastern time) to exercise their rights to keep their players.

  • Ben Johnson

    Sullinger, Harkless

  • Win

    Jordan Hill is number 4 of the top 10 free agents that are still available.

    🙂

  • Win

    I like Luis Scola too. Another decent vet.

  • zxcvb

    Aaron Brooks. I was a big fan of TJ, but Crabbe is more important (though insanely overpaid).

    Whatever helps Lin play his game and win is fine with me, and Crabbe is an ideal floor-spacer (pure catch-and-shoot guy even by conventional SG standards).

  • blueCypher

    Aaron Brooks is a solid short term fill

  • Jamie

    yah I was thinking vasquez

  • Jamie

    Yes! i was thinking that too
    Age might be a problem

  • 1mtoldman

    while yer waiting for confirmations on possible nets players you can be watching replay of current nets player bojan bog championship game win against italy (galinari, belinelli, baragnani). on watch espn.

    (boj bog was clearly dominant player in the tournament but for some unknown reason they gave saric the tournament mvp i think).

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/#type/replay/

  • ProLin

    I hope so. I hope we beat the crap out of them, heats is pissing me off.

  • Rick Johnson

    @JLin7 👻:Shoutout to NY chinatown!! Im gonna be coming here next year to eat!
    (Haha why not coming this year to 😋) https://t.co/apD3IHntBJ
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/752234578945781760

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I speculate Nets will be getting both Crabbe and TJ.😉

  • zxcvb

    Too slow to attack the rim, can’t play off ball as a 6th man, rumblings about a “tough guy” attitude.

  • blueCypher

    The Brook – Lin marketing haha 🙂

    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/752205772067446784

  • blueCypher

    Ya, not sold on Vasquez

  • ProLin

    I’m with you but not so certain about TJ. Portland I’d going over the cap for a backup SG so I doubt they’ll match. TJ is fluid to me….

  • blueCypher

    We will know soon enough 🙂 Marks surely has plan B, C , D , etc

  • ProLin

    We might get stopgap and aim for next year then.

  • Jamie

    a solid shooter and playmaker off the bench he did well with the raptors last season too
    at this point hes as good as it gets

  • Jamie

    not many options left

  • Alaingrvis
  • sws94

    72 is not too old to manage a team. I wouldn’t blame what Riley is doing on age.

  • CJSHYY

    Really hope Nets can get Crabbe at least.

  • Win

    Take Jimmer Fredette instead. 🙂

  • golfhacker

    He has to go the the Chinatown in Flushing, Queens NY, not the one in Manhattan.

  • zxcvb

    We can argue talents but any “attitude alert” is a deal-breaker for me. Automatic no to Jimmer for that game reason. Brooks has a mature attitude and prior good relationship with Lin.

  • Vintage

    If we don’t get TJ and Crabbe it won’t be the end of the world, but I’ll be a little bummed. I think they make our team better and would fit with Lin. If Miami matches, it’s partially because they’re worried about strengthening an Eastern conference rival.

  • Ben Johnson

    If TJ and Crabbe don’t sign, how’s this team even gonna get to the salary floor???

  • Elon Musk

    Nets bid on Crabbe has been thwarted — and Crabbe returns to Blazers on four-year, $75M contract. Now, Nets wait on Tyler Johnson sheet.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 10, 2016

  • Jamie

    what attitude alert? hes a good guy

  • zxcvb

    Plan B: Aaron Brooks, Gerald Green and Kris Humphries. And Novak for vet min.

  • zxcvb

    That explains the insane overpay by Marks. He knew they wouldn’t even think about not matching unless it was a crazy contract.

  • Jamie

    im done

  • Win

    I am not to worry about it. Who knows what gonna happen when a second tier star get so much $ off of a sudden?

  • Vintage

    On the plus side, the Nets forced other teams to spend more than they would’ve liked. That’ll weaken the competition a little bit for us.

  • Win

    I like Gerald Green but I heard he went to emergency room because of OD. Humphries and Novak is good. I like Jimmer Fredette and luis scola as well.

  • Win

    No thanks to Brooks, he cant’ defense and we have so many guards in roster but we are very thin on 4 & 5.

  • zxcvb

    As Atkinson said, Lin is the leader now and we all know what he can do with “scrubs.” Just give him some capable vets to add the the Nets existing youngsters and they’re fine. It’s not like they’re winning a title this year, so just overachieve, establish himself via stats and get to that 8th seed.

    PG: Lin / Brooks / LeVert
    SG: Bogdanovic / Kilpatrick / Whitehead
    SF: Green / Hollis-Jefferson / Novak
    PF: Humphries / Booker / McCullough
    C : Lopez / Hamilton / [D-League signee]

  • Jamie

    That was devestating
    Part of me just died
    I hated the contract but still wanted crabbe to come
    now TJ…

  • Win

    Give a cheap contract to Jordan Hill to fill the back up center. Hamilton is more like a 4.

  • zxcvb

    No to Hill! He was trash in LAL. So lazy and a weak finisher. Bad screens, no defense. I agree that Hamilton should end up playing PF eventually.

  • CJSHYY

    I thought we will get him…. smh!

  • Win

    I actually like TJ a lot more than Crabbe. Hope the Heats will not match.

  • Epie

    So Crabbe is now a backup player with 2nd highest salary in their team?

  • DrewBear2

    Random excerpts from netsdaily:

    “…the deal is structured so that on signing, Crabbe will get a big chunk of cash. This is not how teams normally operate. There is a gentleman’s agreement on how far to go…It shows that Marks, like his mentors in San Antonio, is willing to play hard ball to get the Nets out of their rut. Let’s hope it’s as successful.

    The “poison pill” offer the Nets gave Tyler Johnson is the first since 2011 when Daryl Morey successfully acquired Amer Osik and Jeremy Lin. In fact, those are the ONLY times it’s been done. Morey was not popular with his counterparts, but he got the guys he wanted.

    The Nets have that $6 million in cap space sitting there, around $21 million if the Blazers match on Crabbe, $23 million if the Heat match on Johnson and $33 million if both match.

    Roster math will also start to play a role after tonight. If Crabbe and Johnson become Nets at the stroke of midnight, then the Nets will have 12 guaranteed contracts. It’s reasonable to assume the last spots will go to bigs. We would expect that sometime after midnight tonight, after they learn how much money and how many roster spots they have, that they will make some final offers.”

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/10/12139244/netsdaily-off-season-report-no-13

  • Win

    Haha. Yeah. He was pretty soft. But his mid range is pretty good. And no one can play defense under BS the tank commander.

  • zxcvb

    I just hated his on-court attitude. Booker is like the opposite of Hill. He may not be the most skilled, but he is very scrappy, athletic and tough. No scared lazy boy cashing checks like Hill.

  • Win

    Yeah. Booker is a tough dude. Kinda like kris humphries.

  • zxcvb

    What I like about Humphries is that he can rebound AND hit the midrange J. Former is important next to Lopez and latter is important next to Lin.

  • DrewBear2

    Yup…and making $15M more than the guy he’s backing up.

  • zxcvb

    For PG (esp. backup PG), offensive skills are most important. AB is a proven veteran 6th man who gets along with Lin and is happy to backup.

  • Epie

    lol good point

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Let’s get him to Flushing!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    not sure how someone can be so emotional over bench players they hardly ever saw play..
    as for me, what hurt is the Heat got Wayne Ellington who the Nets declined the team option to a few weeks ago

  • David Kim
  • CJSHYY

    I like Crabbe but just move on to next target… hope it’s some good vet players no more RFA.

  • 1mtoldman
  • 1mtoldman

    “we all know what he can do with scrubs”….

    are the scrubbs brothers available? (canadian national team).

    imo kilpatrick is just as good an offensive threat as either johnson and or crabbe, less a threat to and more complimentary to lin. haha.

    (i also like brooks).

  • CJSHYY

    Is he a RFA? I don’t want Nets to waste more time on waiting.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    also, i’d rather they pay current players a little more. Lin is seriously underpaid

  • CJSHYY

    Hope Heat gives News ASAP.

  • Win

    Lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ugh no

  • Alaingrvis

    And to think knicks didn’t pay Lin at a much less price and he was a much better player

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Jamie

    I saw him play
    hes average but still better than anyone the Nets have on the wing now
    it hurts because I’m a Lin fan any help to Lin is appreicated

  • Win

    Yup. I am not sure it is a good choice to pay that much to a second tier player. Not sure what gonna happen once he got all the $ too.

  • Jamie

    if they lose TJ too might as well call it a year

  • Win

    Not the best shanghainese restaurant in Chinatown…

  • Win

    Don’t know why but I have a feeling Heats won’t match.

  • CJSHYY

    I like Crabbe but it’s OK. Just move on to get some good vet players now.

  • Elon Musk

    If Heat match the Tyler Johnson offer sheet, Nets would have $35M of cap space.— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertRandom1) July 10, 2016

  • Jamie

    I hope so too but Allen Crabbe one threw me off completely

  • Jamie

    whos still left lol

  • Click Click

    Well, this sucks. Time for Marks to break out plan B… not that there’s much left on the market for plan B.

  • Click Click

    Gentleman’s agreement in the NBA? Umm…

  • Vintage

    Let’s not overreact. I predict Lin ‘s 3pt shot will be vastly improved this year. W/o Crabbe the team strategy will now call for Lin to take more shots from there

  • Jamie

    not overreacting
    Crabbe would have been of much help

  • Briiick

    Lin had been in Vegas. He may have some ideas for plan D.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know somehow I really think Marks shouldn’t bet all the cap left on RFA… Portland has Crabbe bird right so…. smh! Who is still available?

  • Jamie

    Yah theres always the risk but cant believe the Portalnd matched that was un expected

  • Vintage

    Plan B is ultimately everyone else carrying a larger load, including Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Bc they have Crabbe’s bird right so it’s OK to over cap… Plus Crabbe really played so well vs GSW in playoff. Their rebuild was good even lose three big players. I just want some good vet players come now.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t want Lin to plays long min every game… AB & Lawson are still available. They are still good. Get these vet players for this year first….

  • ProLin

    That’s gonna be a fun locker room.