Can a Lin-less Brooklyn Nets Beat the Charlotte Hornets?

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seankilpatrick “Explains our relationship. Big bro always teaching me something new.” #GodsPlans

COUNTDOWN CLOCK

7 Dec 19:30
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Time to kickoff
4 hours, 56 minutes

Brooklyn Nets (2-3) will host Jeremy’s old team, Charlotte Hornets (3-1) without their Top Point Guard, Jeremy Lin.

With the news that Jeremy Lin will be sidelined by the left hamstring injury for two weeks, the Brooklyn Nets has to play Charlotte Hornets being short-handed. The Nets also have the second PG, Vasquez, missing due to ankle injury. If that is not enough, Randy Foye (SG) has missed 5 games due to similar hamstring injury.

What a Lin-less Nets Looks Like: After scoring 71pts in the 1st half of the Pistons game with Lin, the Nets only managed to score 38pts in the 2nd half without him. The Nets scored 38pts in the 1st quarter when Lin played 9 min. The offensive flow and efficiency is just not the same without Lin.

The Nets would have to rely on Isaiah Whitehead, the rookie PG, and Sean Kilpatrick who played PG during the summer league. Kilpatrick would perform the PG role better as Whitehead is not used to the NBA speed up yet, coughing up 5 turnovers in 20 min of plays in the last 2 games. In comparison, Kilpatrick had 1 and 3 TOs in an average of 26min of plays while scoring 13pts and 24pts in the last two games.

It will be a tall order to expect the Nets to beat the Hornets (3-1) being down their Top 2 point guards. But we can expect Lin to mentor Kilpatrick and Whitehead from the sideline and hope for the best that Brook Lopez can repeat similar dominating performance (34pts/8rebs in 29 min) in the Pistons game.

KEY OF THE GAME:

  1. After scoring only 38pts in the 2nd half of Pistons game without JLin, who will be the point guard to manage the offensive flow?
  2. The Nets might have to simplify the game to rely on on Brook Lopez scoring more but it might not be Coach Atkinson’s game plan to overwork Lopez who has plantar fascitis.
  3. The Nets would need a great 3pt shooting performance from Kilpatrick, Brook, Bojan, Harris to have a chance in this game.
  4. Lin might have to dig deep to mentor Kilpatrick and Whitehead to play point guard positions.

Let’s hope and pray the Nets will play gritty basketball together as a team, and finish the game with good health!

Let’s go, JLin and the Nets! 

Lin_LINE_And1

 


Game link

  • Arsenium12 .
  • BobbyH

    2nd.

  • HVJoy

    Jeremy Lin out at least 2 weeks: Who will pick up the slack?
    http://nypost.com/2016/11/03/jeremy-lin-out-at-least-2-weeks-who-will-pick-up-the-slack/

    Are we going to see Lin on the bench cheering for his teammates?
    .
    https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/lin.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&w=1080&h=720&crop=1

  • HVJoy

    5 fun facts about Jeremy Lin – YES Network
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  • Arsenium12 .
  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    Foye’ll really help SKil & Whitehead as PG.

  • psalm234

    Nice to know that Foye came back from hamstring injury after 5 games.
    It gives hope that Lin can also do so to miss only 5-6 games

  • CJSHYY
  • fungch1218

    Both Jeremy Lin and Jeremy Lamb are out with strained hamstring.

  • Yura

    This will be a huge test/opportunity for the Nets to see if anyone can step up with hidden potential 🙂

  • Click Click
  • cdblue10

    Even Lin won’t be playing tonight,Nets has still a big chance to beat Hornets.Go Brooklyn!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They would give him more time if Jeremy is not injured.

  • Click Click

    Craig Carton (the guy who joked about being great friends with Lin) retweeted my tweet about $45 nachos at his concession stand in Barclays…

    https://twitter.com/C_L_I_C_K/status/794372761758089216

    https://i.sli.mg/E0hFH5.jpg

  • Click Click
  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin….erh…Nets!!!! Spank the Charlotte hornets wanna bees…erh…bugs!!!!

  • David Kim

    Starting PG today?
    Kilpatrick or whitehead

  • HVJoy
  • Win

    I really really doubt it.

  • Win

    Unless Foye can manage the offensive flow as good as Lin, then we might have a chance.

  • SK

    Totally unrelated question:
    Why do online retailers only sell Lin’s Nets shirt in black? I remember seeing it in white on TV when they did an interview in front of the fan shop at Barclays Center.
    Can you really only get Lin’s shirt in white there?

  • CJSHYY

    I think it will be Randy Foye

  • takeme2cruz

    Unrelated answer, have no idea.

  • David Kim

    It’s been an eventful week for Nets center Brook Lopez.

    The 7-footer made an undeniable splash Wednesday, with 34 points — highlighted by four 3-pointers — in surprising Brooklyn’s 109-101 victory Wednesday night over Detroit. The flurry of triples made headlines because Lopez came into the game having sank just four previous 3s in 490 regular-season games.

    But what’s happening behind the scenes is newsy, too. Some rival executives are increasingly convinced that the Nets are open to moving Lopez between now and the February deadline in the proverbial right deal.

    Rumblings of Boston interest have been forcefully shot down by sources familiar with the Celtics’ thinking, but the situation bears monitoring … and not simply because the Celts could ultimately decide that a big in-season move is wisest in the event they can’t create as much cap space next summer as they once hoped.

    Sources stressed to ESPN.com in recent days that they believe the Nets, as it stands, are merely fielding calls and doing their due diligence. Listening to other teams, in other words, as opposed to shopping the former All-Star center.

    The reality, though, is that Lopez, at 28, is the Nets’ most tradeable asset, thanks in part to the fact he has another full season (at $22.6 million) left on his contract after this one.

    Yet it should be noted that the Nets, even after Lopez appeared in 73 games last season, have already held him out of one back-to-back in a nod to the big man’s history of foot troubles and are openly weighing whether to hold him out of more.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Really curious to see if Lin hadn’t been injured, would Foye be playing tongiht?

  • psalm234

    Apparently, PER36 shows JLin is already #1 PnR plays although it’s good he only played 29mpg before the injury. It shows Coach KA made good adjustment.

    @Lorenzo_Max: After readin’ these stats, is there anyone still askin’ 4 more PnRs btw Lin and his teammates? His fatigue on both ends should be concerned.
    PER36 show

    https://twitter.com/Lorenzo_Max/status/794525683930124288

  • psalm234

    Also the #HUSTLEIndex showed @JLin7 #1 PG playing both Offense & Defensive.
    It must be very tiring for JLin. Good that Coach KA limit to 29mpg up to Gm4

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/794594412604977152/photo/1

  • VivoyMuero
  • aggressiveplayer

    Like I said, this offensive system was going to take time for it to work.

  • Click Click
  • CJSHYY

    https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/794636331578077184

    The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly open to moving Brook Lopez before the trade deadline, according to rival executives.

    Lopez is the Nets’ most tradable asset and he is signed through the 17-18 season.

    Lopez has dealt with foot issues in the past but he’s been healthy more recently and the shorter length remaining on his contract decreases the risk for a rival team.

    While the Nets aren’t necessarily shopping Lopez, they are opportunistically listening to offers.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Please no…

  • psalm234

    I feel bad for this Lin fan flying halfway around the world from Indonesia to see JLin play in Brooklyn but he got hurt

    ‏@gunawan_h
    @BryanFonsecaNY is it possible to come and see them at practice tomorrow? I have come all the way from Indonesia 🙏
    https://twitter.com/gunawan_h/status/794606858149437441
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/794638848256983040

  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    Original article also says source stresses they’re only fielding the call.
    Lopez is to precious to trade away. I can’t think another dominating center who can play inside out like him now.

    Plus he wants to star in a comic book with JLin. Stanford/Harvard combo

    Sources stressed to ESPN.com in recent days that they believe the Nets, as it stands, are merely fielding calls and doing their due diligence. Listening to other teams, in other words, as opposed to shopping the former All-Star center.

  • gandychan

    I flew from Seattle, but gonna skip the game now because he got hurt. Oh well.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Am I the only one surprised by Foye returning so early? Most sources say the hamstring strain should take a week to heal, and athletes should be taking 3 weeks rest just to be cautionary. Knowing the Nets, they take injuries very seriously and wouldn’t mind resting players more. Foye being out for only a week an a half surprised me a bit. Is their strength and conditioning superior? Or are they returning him too early?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    yeah, unfortunately it’s really difficult to predict health :[
    some of us have tickets for next week’s games too but now might have to resell the tix

  • CJSHYY

    But I think he will be out either this season or before next season starts… coach likes Hamilton more than Lopez. GM also likes young players.

  • Epie

    ND has Kemba’s picture and ATH has Lin’s for game thread. 😛

  • CJSHYY

    But Lin is out….lol

  • aggressiveplayer

    What’s ATH?

  • CJSHYY

    Nets needs him & he’s already doubtful from last game so….

  • Epie

    atthehive.com

  • aggressiveplayer

    They need him, but still, I wouldn’t rush him.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Ah. Too bad Lin is out. Otherwise that would be the correct picture since the two PGs were on the same team before.

  • CJSHYY

    I know ….

  • psalm234

    IMO I don’t think it’s because Coach KA likes JHam more than Lopez.
    Lopez has had 3 foot surgery so they definitely needs to reduce stress to his foot to “build him up” as part of the plan that KA explained to Lopez.

    JHam has potential as solid backup C who can shoot 3s but I can’t see JHam master the inside game and footwork like Lopez.

  • aggressiveplayer

    With Foye being back this fast, I can only imagine Lin might as well.. I’d much rather Lin take an extra week off than have him at risk for reinjury and not performing well.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope not… haha. But if they started to loss a lot of games…???

  • CJSHYY

    Lopez sure is better than Hamilton but… we will see…

  • aggressiveplayer

    Still better that Lin miss 3 weeks than potentially reinjure and miss more. Also, maybe Lin’s injury is slightly more severe than Foye’s? They didn’t give Foye a timetable, but Lin did.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Never thought about time table on Lin… sure hope not… smh!

  • psalm234

    if there is a trade, it might be after Dec 15 where most ~100 FAs are available.

    The Nets might sell high on Lopez but it has to be someone they really like for the Center position. I don’t think JHam is ready to start yet because he needs to bulk up for defense.

  • CJSHYY
  • aggressiveplayer

    What? I would have expected Foye or Kilpatrick to start. Interesting….

  • psalm234

    I don’t think starting Whitehead is a good idea.
    5 tos in 20mpg.

    I understand development but you can’t speed up development for a rookie who’s just getting used to the NBA speed. It’s not fair to him. Even JLin took almost the whole season to get used to it as a rookie.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Not sure either.. Gotta fail miserably before you can succeed?

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe Roy will be the one who really control the ball. Whitehead for D on Kemba…?

  • Win

    It seem KA really likes Whitehead.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m not going to question Atkinson’s decisions though.

  • CJSHYY

    He & GM both like young players…. KA likes to develop players….

  • Lin Dunn

    He will pick up 5 PF by the end of Q1

  • mara

    Oh, luv this :))

  • psalm234

    there’s that approach
    but I don’t like this move.

    The game will get out of hand quickly
    plus it might crush him if he doesn’t do well.

  • psalm234

    it’s the 5TOs that concerned me the most.

    hope this works out better than any of us think at the moment

  • aggressiveplayer

    I agree with you that the game can get out of hand quickly, but that’s okay I’m just going to have faith in Atkinson.

  • Epie

    Kemba is having TOV issues in the last few games as well, hopefully Whitehead can step up tonight.

  • Click Click

    They’re rushing his development, throwing him into the fire way too early.

    Kilpatrick and/or Foye should be starting PG until Vasquez or Lin is can play again. I’m fine with Whitehead getting some burn as 3rd string PG, but this is ridiculous. Not fair at all to Whitehead.

  • SK

    Wow I can’t believe I never looked there. Thank you!

  • Lin Dunn

    Hornets is Jeremyless also I mean Lamb. I think their center is injured too? Lets see how they match up.

  • Rick James

    already forgot?

  • CJSHYY

    They played well even w/o both.

  • Lin Dunn

    KA plays everyone like checkers, no chess. I think everyone gets 24 mins, doesn’t matter who starts, who closes. If Whitehead is not careful, he may foul out early. There were a couple of games when he committed 3 PF in 4 mins

  • Dan cohen

    now they probably know how linna feels… when we thought lin should start..but pj or whatever ended up starting.

  • CJSHYY
  • John Focker

    I think this is proof that higher ups are meddling with roster, among other things. This is definitely NOT Kenny’s call.

  • CJSHYY
  • aggressiveplayer

    I think there is definitely more than just Kenny inputting into this decision.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Let’s go Whitehead!! Show us what you’ve got!!!

  • Dan cohen

    take a lookie at the hookie – rhj
    isn’t it clear.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Initially, I was really upset with the injury of Lin, but I started to realize that on the bright side, Kenny’s offensive system doesn’t rely as heavily on the PG as some other systems. This was part of the benefit of the motion offense and playing Lin more off ball than expected. The team can still play well, but will definitely miss Lin’s penetration and defense.

  • blueCypher

    Hope these games will help Whitehead build his game and confidence , then we can have a young athletic point guard as back up we can rely on other than vasquez haha

  • cshot

    gonna watch the game tonight regardless. really hope that they are able to step up and play hard tonight and get the dub. not expecting much from whitehead (just dont have 5TO lol)

  • cshot

    and any news on lin other than the 2 weeks thing? I guess hes just having treatment on it? wish he would like snapchat what hes doing lol

  • blueCypher

    I am expecting Lin to miss at least 3-4 weeks

  • cshot

    right when i ask for any lin news haha

  • aggressiveplayer

    3 possible, but I don’t think it’ll be 4. Based on the speed at which Foye came back, I think we can expect Jeremy to be back pretty quickly too.

  • Click Click
  • blueCypher

    I feel like he is not telling what grade the strain is but he knows. I imagine doctors telling him what grade it is

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin rests. Let Go Nets.

  • blueCypher

    Interested to see how they do. They could surprise us and be above .500 during this stretch 🙂

  • aggressiveplayer

    I hope so. Without Lin, that would be huge.

  • takeme2cruz

    Leader down can effect both ways, hope it’s a good one. TEAM rallies.

  • cshot

    LETS GO SEAN!!! LETS GO BROOOK!!! LETS GO BOGGIE!!! Carry us and win this for Jeremy!

  • aggressiveplayer

    GO WHITEHEAD!!!

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  • cshot

    lol how could i have forgotten! LETS GO ROOOK!

  • blueCypher

    haha 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    We can kick their @zz.

  • HVJoy

    As much as I love to see Lin in games, I hope he takes sufficient time to recover fully.

    Lin sounds like an assistant coach, speaking of his rookie teammate, Whitehead.

  • blueCypher

    Randy Foye is mainly a shooting guard right ? I know he can play point, but mainly shares minutes with Skil and bog?

  • Dan cohen

    but kenny told him to ‘shut up’ hahahahaha

  • aggressiveplayer

    Yup, and Harris.

  • blueCypher

    Ok, so this is time for Whitehead to cement his true back up pg position over Vasquez 🙂

  • cshot

    foye coming off the bench tonight?

  • CJSHYY
  • HVJoy

    Lin, the “assistant coach”, speaks ever so thoughtfully and eloquently.

  • cshot

    want to see coach lin again today! plz lol i need to see him on the floor in someway lol

  • aggressiveplayer

    Check in the Linstructor!

  • HVJoy

    And… we shall see which man is more “stubborn”. Lol.

  • CJSHYY
  • Dan cohen

    not good.. don’t want no ‘fights’

  • psalm234

    yes

  • psalm234

    Lin talked a lot to Sean to think like a 1 (PG) about tempo, being responsible for other players on the court. Encouraged Whitehead to be himself

  • cshot

    lol lin prolly knows all of the hornets offensive sets

  • Click Click

    Brookie with a nice spin and 1!

  • Click Click

    RHJ with a nice close-range jumper! Nets up 5-0!

  • cshot

    oooooooohhhh is jlin wearing a suit??!

  • spiderman

    Actually looking forward to Whiteheads development. He seems genuinely humble and hungry.

  • psalm234

    Nice JLin’s drive+And-1 impersonation 🙂

  • Click Click

    Not a suit, just a blue blazer… he’s wearing white pants and sneakers lol.

    Also using a clipboard like a coach.

  • spiderman

    Coach Lin!

  • Click Click

    Bog with a 3!

  • cshot

    zeller no match for brook honestsly

  • Click Click

    Not many centers are once Brook gets going.

  • psalm234

    Lopez just jumped over Zeller 🙂

  • Joe what do you know

    Lopez’s post moves are a real work of art…👏

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Someone please post a photo of JLin debuting as an assistant coach today!

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Need a photo ASAP!

  • Click Click

    ROFL Brookie with a 3!

  • cshot

    jbrooookkkie 3333333333333333333333333

  • Joe what do you know

    Lopez is GOD!!

  • Joe what do you know

    OMG!! I can’t contain myself…. 😆 Brook just dominates!!

  • aggressiveplayer

    Lopez shooting 3s was a great idea by KA

  • cshot

    coach lin taking a ton of notes lol

  • pistolpete

    Don’t trade Lopez!!

  • psalm234

    Great drive and layup by Whitehead 🙂
    15-8

  • psalm234

    Block #LopezTrade 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Saw that…. He’s helping KA to win this game. Hope they get it. haha

  • CJSHYY

    Lin knew Hornets well he can beat them. So far so good. Haha

  • aggressiveplayer

    Coach Lin probably revealed all the Hornet’s sets to Whitehead and Kil

  • cshot

    booker is a monster

  • cshot

    love me some trevor bookkerrrrrrr

  • Click Click
  • blueCypher

    Why the nets winning during this stretch matters.
    Wouldnt want lin to come back to a 2-9 or so record that is a big hole to climb back
    Whitehead can become the true back up pg

  • cshot

    man the nets are on FIRE

  • Joe what do you know

    Full throttle fire power!!! GO NETS!!

  • Click Click

    Dang, Nets have 5 turnovers already… still leading 21-12 though.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s OK as long as they win….

  • CJSHYY

    Our bench has too many TO now… smh!

  • cshot

    get scola out. he has some careless passes at times

  • CJSHYY

    I know… he’s not OK

  • cshot

    they need to play brook a lot. he owns cody and spencer in the paint

  • SeaKing33

    Why are are they trying to trade Brook Lopez…
    1) humble
    2) gels with Jeremy
    3) perfect PNR Center
    4) leader

    Is it cause of KA’s motion offense? He’s doing fine…I don’t get it

  • psalm234

    How do you like Assistant Coach @JLin7 new Look? 😎 🏀
    Blue Blazer + #HarvardGlasses
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/794690730027413508

  • cshot

    of course its kemba and batum lol

  • Click Click

    They’re not trying to trade Brook. Stop listening to rumors. They’re taking calls in case some team is desperate for Brook and offer Nets something they can’t refuse.

  • psalm234

    Only if it’s LeBron, Brook will trade himself out =)

    I can’t see the Nets trade Brook if he keeps draining those 3s

  • SeaKing33

    I see, that’s a relief

  • psalm234

    Nice nifty fake-move by JHam to drive and hit a leaner
    23-17

  • psalm234

    Nice Whitehead pass .. too much zip
    Bojan can’t catch the bullet =)

  • cshot

    gaaaa whitehead….

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    23-23 end of 1st

  • cshot

    booker and lopez are the ones taht carry without lin

  • LimitedEdition

    When did Walker becomes a flopper now? 2 flops already..smh

  • aggressiveplayer

    Nice steal by Whitehead, but gotta play more collected. Hope it doesn’t get to him too much.

  • psalm234

    I feel bad for Whitehead.. he’s trying but he’s just not experienced yet

  • aggressiveplayer

    I hope Bojan isn’t too hard on him for blowing that pass..

  • psalm234

    yeah, Bojan wasn’t happy after that TO

  • CJSHYY

    I think KA will let starters play more in 2nd half.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Whitehead!!

  • psalm234

    Nice drive by Whitehead plus good steal/deflection on Sessions!

  • cshot

    jham with the floater

  • Click Click

    JHam having a good game so far…

  • Elon Musk

    any good stream here? link?

  • cshot

    lol the nets announcers are so spot on. called mkg’s shot a knuckleball

  • psalm234

    Nets is matching up really well with the Hornets.
    No big centers to prevent penetration

  • Click Click

    Imagine how much Nets would be winning by right now with Lin in there…

  • aggressiveplayer

    Good time to call a timeout.

  • psalm234

    7 or 11pts lead maybe

  • cshot

    http://goatd.net/171768/watch-charlotte-hornets-vs-brooklyn-nets
    not so high quality but doesnt break or anything

  • psalm234

    Whitehead got 3rd foul.
    Just a rookie mistake trying to lob over MKG to get stolen.

  • Click Click

    I think much more. They wouldn’t have 9 turnovers already and Lin would feast on the Hornets’ porous defense.

  • Joe what do you know

    Whitehead, this kid has heart. Need to develop him. I can see a diamond in the rough…

  • cshot

    maybe a gem, but not a diamond haha

  • psalm234

    yeah, I’m really surprised to see how flat the Hornets looked
    I expect better with 3-1 record

  • blueCypher

    Rather have him as back up instead of vasquez haha

  • Joe what do you know

    Yeah… a gem of some sort. Lol. I had a brain fart for a split second.

  • cshot

    LETS GO SEANNNNNNNNN

  • psalm234

    Hornets got Kipatrick-ed

    5-0 run
    38-30

  • cshot

    spencer saving the hornets lol

  • cshot

    booker too strong for bellineli

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Not able to watch. Post some screen shots?

  • Joe what do you know

    ARRGGHHH…. BOOKER SMASH….!!!

  • blueCypher

    I think im in love with booker haha

  • psalm234

    Haha.. Booker flexed his muscle after the banging inside and easy layup

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kil-ed?

  • Joe what do you know

    So far this team is worth rooting for…👍 I’m loving it.

  • psalm234

    He’s really like mini-LeBron with the headband out there lol

    He’s just so happy after making plays!

  • cshot

    put in brook now plz.. dominate with him as well

  • blueCypher

    Indeed, i want them to win so when lin gets back they can keep rolling

  • Joe what do you know

    He’s also as dependable as Marv… in a different way

  • Click Click

    I’ve been all-Lin for the Nets since July 1.

  • Click Click

    LOL Hawes can’t do anything against Brookie.

  • aggressiveplayer

    RHJ WITH A 3

  • Joe what do you know

    The shot was very wacky looking though. Good thing him got it in

  • blueCypher

    I am so glad they are not getting killed. Im fact they are killing it. Lets go 6-0 while lin is out hhaha

  • cshot

    marving failing tonight

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! 0-8

  • cshot

    such an awkward hitch. he needs doc shep

  • CJSHYY

    Bc coach Lin knew how to beat Hornets…haha

  • Joe what do you know

    Booker’s physicality intimidating him a bit from what I can see.

  • Howan Cheung

    First time I was this happy to watch a team play without Lin

  • cshot

    hornets are not a physical team. just play lock down D on kemba and batum and you have a W

  • blueCypher

    I was afraid they were gonna be winless. But now i can see them getting .500

  • Joe what do you know

    Yeah… Hawes is a big softie and Cody is too foul prone. MKG has shooting phobia…

  • aggressiveplayer

    RHJ WITH NAOTHER 333333

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh gee…. he really needs a plastic surgeon for his shot…. UGLY!!

  • cshot

    plz dont be hurt booker

  • Joe what do you know

    Ya’lol don’t be hurting my BOOKER!!

  • psalm234

    oh man, Booker hit the back of his head on the fall 🙁
    hope he’s okay

  • Joe what do you know

    He is the Hulk in disguise. Shouldn’t have a problem…

  • cshot

    was that a charge?????

  • cshot

    saw the ref pointing towards brooklyns bench…?

  • Click Click
  • Joe what do you know

    Good… no… excellent first half by NETS!!

  • aggressiveplayer

    I bet even Booker can hit 3s this season

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed. So happy & hope they beat Hornets.

  • Michael

    Hope the floor is okay.

  • cshot

    cant play the video for some reasaon TT

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Coach Lin sure knows how to beat Hornets… lol

  • CJSHYY

    But I can…

  • psalm234

    Linsider knowledge LOL

  • CJSHYY

    I think bc when he was in Hornets. He sure helped them for game plan as well….Lin sure should be the one who gets COY. haha

  • psalm234

    maybe Assistant COY if there’s such a thing lol

  • psalm234

    Clifford: “We need to stop Lin!”
    Hawes: “But …he’s on the sideline holding clipboard”
    Clifford: “That’s what I meant! Knock that clipboard away!”
    “He knows too MUCH!”

    😄

  • joyce ward

    I love it that Lin has a clipboard which Atkinson values his input a lot and the players love Lin and they listen to him… I truly believe in Lin’s case things happen for a reason and that God will always get the glory where lin is concerned.

  • psalm234

    Amen, sista!

  • tee

    looks like hes marking something down whenever someone scores

  • cshot

    this is too true!!! hahahahaaa

  • joyce ward

    🙂 If the enemy meant harm for Lin with this injury, God is turning it around in Lin’s favor

  • I figured Kemba and Kilpatrick knew each other since they’re both from the NYC area, were highly touted in High School, and are roughly the same age.

    Now that I’m thinking more about, Kilpatrick plays much like a taller Kemba. Although his handles aren’t as nice, and he’s not as lightening fast, he still can get to the basket and has a good crossover for NBA standards. If he works hard, I think he can be just as good as Kemba, but the taller version that we all imagined Kemba to be if he were pushed to SG with Lin as PG on the Hornets last year.

  • psalm234

    yes, yes, yes,, Lin can beat teams with his drives or even his clipboard 🙂

  • Dan cohen

    HAHAHAHAHAHA
    I have to laugh when I read the last statement

  • joyce ward

    The thing is is that Atkinson knows how bright lin is, and lin knows all of the players weakness and strong points. Lin is going to help Atkinson to get the best out of these players.

  • PETE B

    Lin helped install the hornets offense last season w kemba
    As a cho consultant

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed. Haha!

  • ViNuyork

    Coach Lin is holding d clipboard :)… still fun inside Barclays w/o Jlin playing… he’s d asst. coach 🙂

  • cshot

    WHITEHEAD!!!!

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! He is the one who created the game plan of course he knew how to destroy Hornets… lol

  • yriddick

    r u at d game?

  • psalm234
  • LimitedEdition

    Very winnable game, LETS GO NETS!

  • psalm234

    yes, perhaps Kemba can be Kilpatrick’s ceiling

    Kemba’s biggest asset is his ball-handling to get his shots off. That might be hard to emulate but that’s a good observation!

  • Win

    I miss Cody…

  • Win

    MW is always either really hot or really cold..

  • cshot

    marvin is saving us so much…. cmon guys

  • Win

    MKG is so overrated imo.

  • AL

    YESYESYES brotha and sista!!!! thats why bible teaches us to philipians 4:13, rejoice always, pray without cease, and give thanks in all circumstances!

  • cshot

    my god scola plz

  • Win

    Batum still a TO machine.

  • aggressiveplayer

    man the ball movement realy stopped..

  • psalm234

    Bojan 3 made it 63-66

  • Click Click

    Nets can never have a good 3rd quarter.

    Not sure why Kenny can’t keep the team fired up and ready to play after halftime…

  • Win

    Last year, you can hardly see Batum stay in front of any wings, but some how he can still stay in front of Bog…

  • cshot

    bog isnt very fast….

  • Win

    Yup. That’s the point. 🙂

  • Win

    Belinelli 0-5, Session 0-3, the two players to replace Lin. Lol!!!!!!!

  • psalm234

    so you’re saying Batum can’t be Bog-ged down 🙂

  • They both have the fearless attacking style that keeps defenses on their heels.

  • cshot

    sean the only one trying to get to the basket

  • Win

    I like Klip a lot.

  • psalm234

    He’s showing his Linner-side in attacking the rim 🙂

  • Win

    Session is no way as good as Lin, just no way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • joyce ward

    Skil has been listening to what lin is telling him/ He and Lin are very close off court.

  • Joe what do you know

    Ugly quarter as usual. But gritty at least…

  • Click Click

    The 2 guys brought in to replace Lin, Belinelli and Sessions, are a combined 0 for 9…

  • YellowClaw

    Really hope Lin comes back before they are a lost cause and decide to develop Whitehead or some stupid stuff

  • Win

    Now the Hornets fans should know Lin is irreplaceable and they have overpaid Batum.

  • cshot

    hornets had lin for 2 mil……….ridiculous steal

  • Win

    Well, not team want Lin, and if Hornets didn’t have the 2 preseason game in China, they won’t even sigh Lin. Cho is a business man.

  • Win

    Finally Belinelli scored a basket.

  • Win

    That was a foul on Scola!

  • psalm234

    Great defense by JHam on 3-to-1 leading to easy Scola layup
    72-75

  • Epie

    Sessions airball..

  • cshot

    cmon rondae. always go to the basket plz

  • Click Click

    This should always be RHJ’s game. He’s terrible when he gets too fancy and tries to do too much. He’s a very good cutter to the rim.

  • Elon Musk

    MY BOY!

  • Win

    Klip!

  • cshot

    my god whitehead stop it

  • ViNuyork

    Yep…. still fun even if jlin is not playing

  • Win

    He is like one good play the follow by a bad play…

  • Briiick

    That’s true, LOL.

  • cdblue10

    Where’s Foye?

  • Win

    Glad to see RHJ finally have a decent game.

  • Elon Musk

    where is foye

  • Win

    Not sure, is he hurt? I have missed the 1st half.

  • Win

    KA said that was 2 no calls in a row. But I thought Cody did a good job on Brook.

  • cdblue10

    Nets should be winning this game if not with those stupid to’s

  • Joe what do you know

    Ref needs eye test…

  • Click Click

    Every single game… Nets play bad 3rd quarters and refs screw them. Every single game.

  • Win

    Nets have 15 and Hornets have 14 TO, pretty even imo.

  • Win

    Cody didn’t foul Brook on the last play. It was a good by Cody imo.

  • Joe what do you know

    Referring to the foul awarded to Harris

  • Win

    Yeah. That was a 50/50 call.

  • cdblue10

    A lot of unforced to’s which caused a lot of points from the other end.

  • Win

    Batum still can’t box out. Lol.

  • Win

    Great post up by Booker!

  • cdblue10

    Boooookeeeeerrrrrr!!!!!!!

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh com’on BOG…

  • Win

    Booker!

  • cshot

    TREVOR BOOOOOOKERRRRR

  • Elon Musk

    SAVE US BOOKER

  • Alaingrvis

    Trevor booker is my favorite net other Then Lin

  • Joe what do you know

    No…. SAVIOR BOOKER!!

  • hchao

    yeah tough truth is we are just witnessing (perceptively) bottom-ranked teams have referee bias against them home court or not

  • Win

    If we can play like this without Lin, maybe we can really sneak into the playoff if Lin is healthy.

  • cshot

    idk why they didnt feed booker earlier. hes clearly stronger than mkg

  • Win

    Yeah. Hornet is playing a small lineup.

  • Alaingrvis

    RHJ is the second best distrubuter on the team.

  • Win

    Glad to see!

  • cdblue10

    Lopezzzzz 3

  • ty

    not so mini L.James is an apt description of Booker… got the athleticism and surprisingly good handles

  • BobbyH

    That is exactly what I thought. This team without Lin can get 30+ wiins. With Lin, 42+.

  • Joe what do you know

    My only concern is how would BOOKER take care of himself. He throws himself around a lot like Lin, just having that self sacrificing spirit like Lin. I hope he doesn’t get himself injured…

  • Joe what do you know

    Agreed agreed.

  • hchao

    BB is so clod today 4-17 & 3pt 2-9

  • Epie

    Ah.. come on! win this!

  • Win

    My two favorite Lin’s ex teammates are killing us now. Cody and MW.

  • cdblue10

    Need a quick 2

  • Win

    Yeah. I don’t like that 3 by Brook

  • Click Click

    Refs are horrible. Hornets mugged Kilpatrick, but no call. Every game, refs screw Nets as hard as possible.

  • Win

    Agreed. That was a foul.

  • cdblue10

    They want the home run but not a good idea

  • Joe what do you know

    Only if BOG can make his 3s…. he’s off tonight, trying to force the issue too much…

  • Win

    Ehh, not a good play for Booker shot a 3 KA…..

  • aggressiveplayer

    That was a foul 100%

  • hchao

    makes me wonder if refs all bet on Nets losing every game

  • cshot

    bad bad bad play

  • cdblue10

    Game over.I don’t know why they don’t want to settle for a quick 2.

  • occupatio

    its annoying losing to this mediocre hornets team

  • Win

    Lol. But I bet Nets win over 20.5 games…

  • Win

    two 3s in a row, one by Brook and one by Booker, not a good idea…

  • CJSHYY

    I think so… Booker for 3P???

  • cdblue10

    Imagined if Nets acquired Crabbe and Portland didn’t match.

  • Win

    Now they need a quick 3.

  • Click Click

    This game wouldn’t even be close if Lin was on the floor.

    So mad the refs make so many blatant bad calls and non-calls against Nets every game.

  • Epie

    Jeez bogs 4-17, 2-9

  • Joe what do you know

    Game over. Oh well, was pretty good overall. Just wish BOG could hit his shots… 4/17 is just a big failure as a shooter.

  • cdblue10

    Bojan for Mclemore from Kings,both team would love this trade.

  • cshot

    sigh if only bojan hit his open 3s and whitehead didnt TO out of nowhere

  • Joe what do you know

    Have to say so far BOG has been the biggest disappointment for me on this team.

  • Epie

    Oh well.. Booker’s 3rd double-double of the season, I think.

  • Win

    Can Mclemore shoot 3?

  • spiderman

    Dreaded 3rd quarter:)

  • HVJoy

    Nets fought hard.
    Kilpatrick was quite impressive.

  • Joe what do you know

    I remember he’s not a 3pt specialist but pretty capable. And he’s quite athletic as well.

  • cdblue10

    If Nets can just trade him for a good athletic SG or SF then this team will battle for playoff spot.Nets is just 1-2 players away to become a very good team.

  • cdblue10

    SG.Yes he can now.

  • Joe what do you know

    Touche

  • Win

    He is very athletic, not sure if he is good at 3s though.

  • blueCypher

    Just got back, looked at score. Optimistic this team can compete without Lin. They should be able to squeeze out a few wins while he is gone

  • MEL LIN

    overpaid cdblue

  • MEL LIN

    if lin was there it would be different

  • MEL LIN

    yeah booker for the win lol

  • MEL LIN

    bad coaching

  • cdblue10

    True but Nets will get a consistent output from him every given night.

  • hchao

    yeah REB 13 PTS 12

  • Joe what do you know

    He is 34.6% career 3pt shooter. Last season was 36.2%. Not bad. Pretty solid

  • MEL LIN

    rookie what do you expect

  • joyce ward

    What happened to Brooks?

  • tee

    not sure why they stopped feeing lopez.. could have won this

  • cdblue10

    This team though is very promising no matter how the expert says otherwise

  • Dan cohen

    good point.. everyone was in iso mode.

  • Joe what do you know

    I’m guessing becos the ref isn’t giving Brook any fouls

  • HVJoy

    Harris’ shots were off too, 0-4.

  • cdblue10

    They’re double teaming him on his comfort zone.

  • Click Click

    Coach Kenny tried his best to avoid questions from 3 different people, asking if the offense missed Lin tonight. He finally admitted after the 3rd question and said the offense did miss Lin, but he kept giving credit to Hornets D and said that it could’ve happened even with Lin in the game.

  • Click Click

    They triple teamed Brook in the 2nd half.

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • Vincent

    can a lin-less team beat a mediocre team? the answer is no

  • HVJoy

    Though Loss is never fun. I like the hard-fighting spirit shown by Nets players.

  • Steppen03

    The Hornets is Not mediocre. Beating a mediocre – what that makes us ?? You’re as good as your opponent. Just like ppl calling the Nets mediocre…

  • Alaingrvis

    Hornets are pretty good record wise. They’re offense sucks but they are still a well run team

  • cdblue10

    And they’re very entertaining too.

  • Vincent

    their offense consists of kemba and batum ball. cliffi s a great defensive coach tho no doubt

  • HVJoy

    True!

  • Epie

    wow… Pelicans was about to get their 1st win 96-100 with 1 min left, now they are tied with 11 sec left… lol

  • Steppen03

    They’re not mediocre!
    The Nets will lose some as well as win some. Good thing it’s just the beginning…

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe this? NYK beat Bulls 10 pts w 50 sec left???

  • hchao

    RHJ is finally awaken tonight 11PTS 8REB 6AST 6PF & 4ST +6 (his first + this season)
    Whitehead has 8PTS 3ASTS 5PF & 2ST
    give them credits for defense efforts

  • Steppen03

    Why not… The Bulls will lose just like Raptors, Celtics, Cavs, Warriors… But I believe the Bulls can be top 5 EC if DWade held up.

  • CJSHYY

    Why? Bc he didn’t want people to think w/o Lin they can’t win any game?

  • Steppen03

    Yes, playing hard on D will help this team tremendously. Again, if Foye was in …. Bog missed shots… Uh.. On to next game, Let’s go 3-3 .

  • cdblue10

    If he can sustain this every given night even at least 8-10 points then he could probably stay as a starter

  • hchao

    and it’s NYK@Bulls

  • Joe what do you know

    I think he’s just trying not to make other players feels like they’re incapable without Lin. Being a coach for a team is a tricky trade sometimes.

  • hchao

    yeah if he keeps playing like this i have no problems keeping him as a starting SF–his numbers tonight are very capable starting SF numbers

  • norah mackenzie

    i think the team did well so proud of them

  • Maknusia

    ICOY = InvicibleCOY = LCOY

  • Joe what do you know

    I think the weakest link in this starting lineup now is the inconsistency of both wings. BOG can’t create for himself and often tries to force it. RHJ is still raw and needs more experience.

  • norah mackenzie

    the thing is they need lin to feed them – otherwise it is just iso – but the main issue now is that the nets desperately need a proper pg ? vasquez is out forever it looks like – any pgs available ?

  • cdblue10

    Lopez,Booker and Lin are all reliable starter Nets need 1more player since Killpatrick can finish the game with them.Nets bench are pretty solid too which they can compete with any bench players in the NBA.

  • Maknusia

    Knicks is a good team, if they throw their ego and play within the system to win, they could be easily be top8

  • cdblue10

    I agree.

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes. At this point I think Harris should be the starter instead of BOG. It hurts me to see him being frozen out this game on many occasions because he plays similar style of game as me. I believe he will do his job well if the coach empowers him.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Foye was cleared to play.. but he didn’t play today?

  • CaliUSMC

    How do you guys feel if the Nets acquired Gordon Hayward in the off-season? Any chance of getting him?

  • CJSHYY

    Didn’t watch the game so they probably started to play like Sun…. If so we need to watch out on Wed.

  • Joe what do you know

    That’s would help a lot actually. But not sure if it’ll happen.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin w Hornets teammates…

  • Joe what do you know

    Awwww… that’s sweet to see… Indeed he was loved. ❤️

  • CaliUSMC

    I think we have a shot at him or Milsap. They would fit well into the Nets system.

  • Joe what do you know

    But I think I prefer Haywood cos I love BOOKER too much to see his role gets taken by Milsap…😨

  • CaliUSMC

    I agree, definitely pick Hayward over the aging Milsap.
    Can you imagine.. Lin. KP. Hayward. Booker. Lopez? Team would be a sleeeeper

  • Joe what do you know

    KP? Porzingis?

  • I am The Jason

    If the Jazz does not make the playoffs, Hayward would leave. If he comes to Brooklyn, we have to make the playoffs this year which will be tall task. I see Hayward with the Clippers before the Nets.

  • CaliUSMC

    SKPgod. Not Porzingod ;p

  • Joe what do you know

    Lol. You gave me fits…

  • sport

    I like Gordon Hayward he would be our 3rd star and able to balance team where people can’t load on Jlin anymore and help be another playmaker. He also a humble guy which fits with Lin and Lopez’s team culture.

  • cdblue10

    Oh my!!!Oh my!!!Oh my!!!!

  • CJSHYY

    I hope they can beat NYK on Wed

  • kittyhead

    Pelicans got another loss in a row…lol If the Nets want to move Lopez…then trade for AD!!

  • psalm234

    The coach and the assistant coach have completely different fashion sense 😏
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/794738070801125376

  • CaliUSMC

    Agreed x10000

  • CaliUSMC

    xD xD xD

  • sport

    Clippers haven’t gone anywhere for a few years. With Chris Paul wanting to be the sole ball handler I doubt that would bold with him. Jlin on the other hand will gladly get extra help with playmaking and they will be able to feed off of each other for better shots.

  • Rick James

    meh…id be more excited about Ed Davis or a decent rebounding center.

  • Yura

    Hahah!!!! Love it!

  • hchao

    Captain America will also help ticket sale

  • HVJoy

    That is generation gap manifested. Lol.

  • sport

    Lol Now that you mention there are resemblances.

  • sws94

    Back from the game. OK, they gave out Nets T-shirts. It was about 70 percent full I think. I was in the upper deck facing the bench and saw Lin with his note pad or clip board or whatever it was, wearing his glasses, jacket and white pants. He interacted a lot with the team during the time outs. He looked like a coach.

    I didn’t hear why Foye didn’t play and was surprised Whitehead started. Whitehead has potential, he’s just raw and makes rookie mistakes. But he has good effort and if he listens to Lin and KA, he’ll learn and improve. Booker played fantastic in my view. He was everywhere, playing hard, getting rebounds, muscling Marvin Williams like I haven’t seen MW muscled around before, and really playing with total effort. He played better than his stats showed.

    Now for RHJ. He outplayed MKG. Maybe MKG didn’t play well, but RHJ did. So he does have potential. He played much more under control, got a lot of rebounds and a good amount of assists, played pretty good defense, and gave us a clue tonight why KA and the Nets think he can be a major contributor to the team. It was good to see RHJ play well tonight.

    In fact, tonight’s game was about balanced scoring. A bunch of players scored in the teens. But, someone needed to score more.

    It all started well with the Nets playing swarming defense around Kemba and making the Hornets rush their shots and not get into their rhythm. Brook was having a strong game, made a 3 or 2 and was strong around the rim. But he began to fade and he wasn’t so strong in the 3rd quarter. He came back some in the 4th but not quite enough. Skil played all-around well, really tried to get in the paint and make things happen. Bogs was so-so, Hamilton had a few good plays and played well overall.

    Looking at the team I think they are well coached. They played hard on defense, they did try to move the ball around, in fact over passing a good amount of the time, and this offense/defense is a work in progress but this will be a good offense. The team missed too many FTs tonight.

    Regarding the Hornets, they look worse than last year. Kemba is fantastic. Sorry, for folks that don’t like him but he’s a strong offensive player. I knew he’d hit that late 3 after Batum missed a jump shot. Watched both of them enough to know that Batum misses the late game clutch shots, Kemba makes more of them. MW’s shot was off. Batum played pretty well, he looked pretty smooth. MKG didn’t look special at all, he just didn’t have a strong game. Cody looked like Cody, Frank like Frank, and Hawes has the weirdest looking shots, like he’s shooting underhand.

    I think if the Nets had Lin tonight, it’s a win. Lin did meet with Kemba, Batum, Kaminsky, Marvin, and I think Hawes, hugged them all after the game. They had a friendly exchange. He talked to Kemba the longest, the two of them seem close. I didn’t see Cliff interact with Lin but I heard what Cliff had to say about Lin and it was good to hear.

  • sport

    lol it’d be scary if KA was dressed like Lin he be trying to hard to be young and hip.

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh yeah… local Brooklyn hero…

  • joy

    Lol! The most handsome duo coaching team!

  • sws94

    Yup, saw it!

  • Arsenium12 .

    I think there might be a dress code for players, so he just grabbed a suit jacket …
    __________
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8e890ea4d39027f889ff6595e8961d258d49af4b3980fee8041e0859b7d7c583.jpg

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    yup. if they’re gonna move Lopez, they better get back a PNR specialist like Ed Davis or Tyson (although he’s a big old but he did play 38 minutes the other night)

  • HVJoy

    Did Spencer Hawes talk to Lin also?
    He was Lin’s “hairstyle consultant” at Hornets.

  • HVJoy

    Thank you for the personal account.

    I am glad that Nets’ handsome new “assistant coach” Lin was on the bench for your pleasure of viewing. 😏

  • Joe what do you know

    Wow you sure are kind to BOG. So so would be a compliment for him in my opinion…

  • joy

    Thanks for the good report!

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for the report. I really think Lin is the “real coach” for this team. Haha!

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol. good catch

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, what do you think why they lose from 3Q?

  • sws94

    Maybe, didn’t see it. I wasn’t sure if that was Kam or Hawes from where I was in the stands. It was Kam.

  • sws94

    Brook didn’t play as well, Hornets played better, and really, they needed Lin to organize them. But this 3Q weak play is a problem even when Lin is playing.

  • Win

    Luv it! Personally I don’t hate any Lin’s ex Hornets teammates, you can tell Lin had fun and got along with his Hornets teammates really well.

    And after I heard from Lin that no team want to sign him last season, I don’t even blame Clifford anymore for not playing Lin more than he should. I mean after all Clifford did gave enough change for Lin to shine, whether all not if he did it because he want to win game.

    In any case, great to see friendship between Lin ex teammates, especially KW, what a nice down to earth dude!

  • aggressiveplayer

    I don’t think it’s entirely our fault either though. I feel like in the third quarter the Hornets started locking in defensively. Our ball movement suffered.

  • CJSHYY

    I think the problem is from KA… he needs to really think about how to make some adjustments from 3Q bc this was the problem since preseason.

  • sws94

    He’s the coach so he’s responsible. But I think he’ll figure it out. Lin too. It’ll get better.

  • Yura

    Haha 🙂 yes!

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Lin too. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks for the report!

  • fungch1218

    Glad that Lin didn’t join the MAVS or Pelicans. They are both really bad this season.

  • Geoffrey
  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Lakers win by 14 pts vs GSW now???

  • CJSHYY

    Only briefly…

  • Vincent

    but lin with anthony davis would have been unreal

  • Joe what do you know

    Changing a coach changes everything….

  • kittyhead

    But I think Lin-AD connection would be very lethal… Mavs are really terrible.

  • Brent Yen

    Kobe too

  • CJSHYY

    So Luke is really better than Kerr? haha!

  • CJSHYY

    What did Cliff say about Lin? Before the game?

  • Joe what do you know

    The splash bros not making any splash today

  • ViNuyork

    we were at the game…they did..they even hug each other….Jlin talked with Batum also during one of the free throws……after the game, Jlin went to talk with his previous team mates…

  • CJSHYY

    I know..? What’s wrong w them? But my friend who’s GSW fan said their O is worst than last season bc no Luke…lol

  • sws94

    There’s a video, but I forgot where I saw it. Something like Lin’s a professional, really wants to win, they really wanted him back but with all of the free agents they had, they knew they couldn’t keep all of them. He said Lin was a big part of their team last season.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • Maknusia

    Bcoz their Bench is that good! I would say close to top 8 in the league

    And GSW had a tough shooting nite

  • Arsenium12 .

    So far this season, Klay Thompson is 8 for 40 from 3-point range (early in 4th quarter) …

  • YellowClaw

    because Kevin Durant is not interested in moving the ball he’s too used to iso

  • YellowClaw

    it was lovely how that team all got along and everyone in charlotte loved Lin
    its unreal

  • Yura

    Yes by everyone 🙂 always.

  • CaliUSMC

    Wonder how many people are going to lose money tonight lol

  • CJSHYY

    Looks like Lakers will win this game. Klay & Curry both can’t make the shot???

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    Luv it Cliff!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Smart looking, but that jacket has got to go. So yesterday. Pre 2012.

  • grover chang

    I’m still a Cliff fan. Helped Lin reputation when he needed it. Did what he told Lin he would do.

  • blueCypher

    Me too. Given that Lin was coming off the worst season (Lakers) of his career. Cliff did not bury him and actually utilized him well given the situation.

  • Vincent

    yup even tho cliff didnt always go to lin the way we wanted to, he allowed lin to be the true sixth man for charlotte and had constant praise for him. it really helped to rehab lin’s reputation forsure and he helped him with his defense as well.

  • Click Click

    The unfair hatred from so many Lin fans against Cliff was despicable.

    Same people tried to trash Kenny early on too.

  • Click Click

    Hilarious how Lakers blew out Warriors by 20. Curry was 0 for 10 at the 3. He was trying so hard to keep his 3-point streak going. What a selfish player.

    Klay and Steph combined 9 for 35 shooting. LOL

    Kenny Smith from TNT was talking trash to Charles Barkley last night when Charles said that it’s tough to win on back to back games.

  • Click Click

    Wish Lin would buy a few new custom suits. Not like he can’t afford them.

  • Win

    Clifford was forced to play Lin less than he supposed to be that was why. But it is understandable as the Hornets have already invested so much in KW.

  • CJSHYY

    Kenny is not a good coach yet bc he still needs to learn how to make good adjustment in 3Q….

  • Win

    Many Lin fans hate KW for no reason too.

  • CJSHYY

    I am really surprised to see this… now I am a little bit worry about Nets vs NYK & Lakers w/o Lin….

  • Click Click

    Larry Nance Jr. was dunking on Warriors all night. This was his best one:

    https://streamable.com/xow7

  • psalm234

    I admire Cliff has consistently been praising Lin from early last season, praised his defense and helped to rebuild JLin’s reputation after the Lakers season. He’s happy JLin got the opportunity with the Nets like Al and Courtney did.

    He might not be the perfect coach for JLin but it’s out of his hands with Kemba being the franchise PG there.

    All’s well that ends well 🙌

  • blueCypher

    Inserting Durant has killed Curry’s superhuman like powers like last year. Season is still early though ….

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    After blowing out OKC last night by 26 pts, it might be hard for GSW to find the extra motivation.
    They couldn’t believe it either.

    Schedule loss is very real

    https://twitter.com/cjzero/status/794767022215299072

  • blueCypher

    Really ? Cool !

  • blueCypher

    How do you know ?

  • CJSHYY

    I just RT it for him. You can ask him.

  • gandychan

    I wonder what your agenda against Steph curry is?

  • CJSHYY
  • blueCypher

    Funny, but streaks are meant to be broken as they say.

  • psalm234

    I thought Jimmy Fallon said Jeremy Renner, the Hawkeye actor?
    I’ll ask Bob

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Haha!

  • blueCypher

    LOL, ya Jeremy Renner I think. Wrong Jeremy haha

  • psalm234

    I was already happy for a moment 🙂

  • fungch1218

    Not Surprised.

    B.Lopez has been on this show before.

  • blueCypher

    So is it Jeremy Lin or Jeremy Renner , haha

  • psalm234

    new thread
    With Lin Sidelined, the Brooklyn Nets Almost Pulled a Win against the Hornets (95-99)
    http://www.jlinportal.com/lin-sidelined-nets-almost-win-vs-hornets/
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/794783396123713536

  • Joe what do you know

    YES!!!! I wish Ellen had invited him when he was in Lakers but Jimmy is equally great!

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh damn… just realised it was Renner… BOOOO

  • Dan Ang

    Blazer and jeans is in now.

  • orLinaryjoe

    It is! Just not THAT one, lol!

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m glad Lin is on the Nets because I’ve never seen an organization with such an outside of the box and advanced way of thinking and culture. It can really lead to being a top team/organization in the future.

  • Dan Ang

    Looking forward to trade deadline. Nets have cap to play with….gonna be exciting.

  • Dan Ang

    Lol, props to JLin tho. I can’t pull off white jeans!

  • joy

    Well, it’s a win-win strategy. Cliff was smart enough to convince management to sign Lin bc he’s studied him well and knew he’s going to a huge help to KW and the team. And Lin proved he’s Cliff a great deal as well.

  • CaliUSMC

    Damn.. they look so sad.. I think they were getting flashbacks of their 3-1… lol

  • Rick James

    kemba looks like hes running for president lol!

  • Rick James

    lin was making $15M that year…he HAS to wear a suit

  • Rick James

    its all sunshine and roses, friends can be friends but unfortunately, basketball in the end is like war, it can make enemies even out of good friends. Which is why I try not to make much of the “friendship” angle. When Lin left the hornets, they became rivals…any friendship at this point was put on hold the minute it happened. They may like each other, but it will have to wait until their careers end.

    As for Kemba, he was always the 2nd most clutch player on the team (after Lin), but this year Im glad hes taking ALL the final shots. Im guessing his tunnel vision is still a problem? It should be better, seeing how he has better supporting cast beside him now. I never want to see Batum take another shot in the clutch if I can help it. I still remember that airball 3 against celtics last season with 6 seconds on the clock and Lin WIIIIDE open to his right. Hopefully MW gets over his slump, hes a great guy but im happy booker shut him down lol. Spencer Hawes what can I say…well his attempts to play as a 7ft point guard were always comical, even if they always resulted in us lin fans foaming at the mouths when he turned the ball over. Cliff is a great guy and a great coach, he is running a tight ship. Its good to see him not “fraternizing” with the enemy.