Awaiting Jeremy Lin’s New Team in 2015-16

It’s July 4. Happy Independence Day in the US!

Jeremy has announced that he will wait for DeAndre Jordan and Lamarcus Aldridge to make their decision before he makes his own. And today he will be back to the US from Asia Trip at 9:30pm according to @melody

Which team will Jeremy choose? Will it be Spurs as a backup PG or Mavs as  a starting PG to pursue championships? Or will it be 76ers to have an All-Star aspiration in the weaker Eastern conference?

Or will it be a surprise team from 8-9 teams that he said are interested in him?

Vote just 1 team

Which TEAM do you think Jeremy Lin will play next season after DJ & LMA made their choice in Mavs & Spurs? (choose only 1 answer)
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rzo Vlade

    1st….yes first time

  • John Lee

    Surprised someone voted Cavs… Playing behind Irving doesn’t make any sense, not to mention Cavs didn’t even make an offer.

  • That was LeBron. He needs all the help he can get LOL

  • Grace

    If the Sixers are not tanking and JLin is given a starting role and decent pay, why not??

  • Rzo Vlade

    lebron closet lof

  • All-Star chance would help to shape his career the way Nash did in the Suns.
    Not sure about the coach, though
    He has to be able to develop JLin.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I pick bulls rumors on bulls forum they really targeting him……..but dream scenario spurs

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    It was me. I had a weird dream that Jlin will sign a 1 yr 5.6mils the Cav. So I went with the Cavs lol. But I think it might be the Mavs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It was the Mavs who invited Lin to their summer League when he went undrafted. Then they offered him a contract but he turned them down for GSW. After Linsanity, according to @grace nsns, Mavs were scheduled to discuss his RFA,but again Lin opted out in favor of another team (Knicks/Rox). It would be so ironic if, for a third time, Lin spurns the Mavs’ offer. I think that will only happen if Lin chooses the risky Sixers or the empty-pocketed Spurs. Probably it will be “third time’s the charm.”

  • David Kim

    Uptempo system

  • Rzo Vlade

    I know for starting mavs is the place but they aint gonna win the chip and wont go to far ….championship team still better

  • Grace
  • Arsenium12 .
  • yeah, you could misread the 1st letter M as C in your dream 🙂
    Mavs becomes Cavs!

  • Jack

    JLIN going to Spurs or Mavs. For Mavs, only as a starter. For Spurs, if Ginobolli retires, Lin can start along with Parker. I think those are the best situations for Lin. 76ers would be fine if they give him the rein to run the team and 10M+ per year.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL

  • Jack

    Where is the money will come from to sign JLIN?

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    lol, Lebron was there in my dream lol

  • true plus Hinkie seems to like JLin after several trade efforts
    (and if we believe he kept the pen JLin used to sign in HOU)

  • Rzo Vlade

    Champagne for you if jlin sign with cavs

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lebron could be mistaken for DJ?

  • Rzo Vlade

    lebron leave cleveland…I take my talent to texas remember he hasn’t sign yet….decision 3

  • John Lee

    Conley’s elite PG now? LOL

  • Spot

    I don’t know how it could work out but or Dallas snt for Jeremy or Jeremy better stay away from Dallas.

    Jeremy must get money not cheap contract.

  • David Kim

    If lin wants to go to spurs, why he keep saying starting is priority?

  • jolno

    The Spurs just re-signed Danny Green for 4/45M so Green would start alongside Parker.

    Lin would be playing the 6th man role if he goes to the Spurs.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    If Jlin sign a cheap offer. He might get traded.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks

  • Spot

    That’s insulting. Better go to Philadelphia

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep easy to trade….no thanks

  • David Kim

    For 3 mil. ..that shows no respect to lin

  • Spot

    That’s why i’m saying Jeremy must go where money are. Or Spurs cause of Tanner connection with Duncan

  • Alain Gervais

    i dont understand this how is both getting more money. theres a lot of missing info. jj area made 5 mill last year

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Jlin should not sign anything under $7mils.

  • Alain Gervais

    6 the lowest

  • Rzo Vlade

    tell cuban… jlin will take 2.6m plus 50% of his company and licensing rights

  • Spot

    Well said!

  • Alain Gervais

    that makes no sense here missing info on that number

  • Arsenium12 .

    Was surprised by this characterization of Felton but didn’t follow him closely in Dallas …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617386410501349377

  • Alain Gervais

    people people jj barea made 5 mill last year

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rzo Vlade

    he’s nice, just stay out of the fridge

  • Elysian Bandos

    Ray felton isnt good. they just saying that to gain leverage

  • Alain Gervais

    what i was looking for

  • Spot

    No.

  • Alain Gervais

    well if its 3 mill h*** no

  • Elysian Bandos

    Good idea . 1 year as the cap goes up next time and jlin can get a better contract or leave if mavs dont work out

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    7m starting 1 yr….I take it……but mavs wont go to far

  • Alain Gervais

    3 mill come on of course people will offer more

  • Spot

    With that contract and 1 year they can treat him like crap again.

    No thanks

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Elysian Bandos

    Good to see Jlin still valued around the league

  • bolero

    maybe 6M

  • Good! That means Lin can wait until Mavs gets closer to other teams offer.
    Maybe 80% w/ chance to start in championship team

  • yes, Bidding war is what all Lin fans want here 🙂

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    next week???

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I say Monday or Tuesday

  • Alain Gervais

    yea id think about this choice for a little while. very high risk/ high reward

  • Promo Sports World

    Taking a one year deal with Dallas will be tough…unless Jeremy’s mindset has changed and will be aggressive from day 1….mavs will have no patience for slow starts when it comes to Jeremy….slow starts will be expected from Wes, parsons and Dj (dirk gets a pass) so Jeremy has to come out strong out the gate

  • Alain Gervais

    they will have no other pgs. jj area is too short. the other guy is injury prone. they also prefer him as a back up

  • Brent Yen

    Not worry about that at all…they are paid to have a strong start. It is their job and lin is darn good at it. Lol

  • Spot

    His agent better advice Lin to stay away from that trap.

  • yes, we want some time to pass before JLin decides so we can see teams pursuing JLin.
    Good for his values!

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly

  • I can live with Lin/DJ alley-oop highlights + Lin/Dirk pick-and-pop for 1st 2 months!

  • Elysian Bandos

    if mavs miss out on JL, they wont make playoffs. dj is rendered useless playing alongside barea or felton. no post game

  • Alain Gervais
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not even second year player option? That bs.

  • blubell
  • Spot

    You don’t know if they can let you hold the ball and be the playmaker. It’s parsons’ team now…

    I’d pass.

  • Alain Gervais

    he may from what he said all offseason look like its where he is leaning.

  • bolero
  • Spot

    With that contract you’re not sure to be starter. Stay away.

    Go where money are. Stop.

  • Promo Sports World

    Feel that man….ready for this moment

  • Promo Sports World

    Lol word….ptsd has made me gunshy lol

  • Alain Gervais

    i have to say I’m leaning toward lin taking it. its what he want an opportunity to prove himself and start.. its time in lin career he either become what we think he can become or not. his time is now or never. put up or shut up

  • Spot

    Let’s make it clear: if Dallas want Jeremy better snt for Hibbert and create space.

    If they don’t they’re cheating and don’t believe in Jeremy. That’s it.

  • Elysian Bandos

    yeah I think lin will take it. good offer from mavs .. if it doesnt work out he can leave

  • Alain Gervais

    from what it sounds like there is no cap space we knew this already. also with the spurs there wound not be cap space ginoble will be back

  • Elysian Bandos

    it’s a 1 year contract. if things don’t work out, he can leave next year for a better contract

  • Rzo Vlade

    they are not going anywhere mavs are pretender……..spurs in some games he will start and also bulls

  • Alain Gervais

    clearly it says mavs are in the mix for lin so lin believe they are

  • Alain Gervais

    if lin chooses this deal i actually will be much more of a fan. what a bold choice what a career defending move. for better or worse will gain a lot of respect

  • Spot

    I’d rather go to Spurs at the minimum and win a ring than go to the Dallas for 2.5 mln

  • Rzo Vlade

    how many days before lamarcus decide,,,, jlin nextweek ……DIVA!

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep same money but with rings

  • Spot

    Not at all. It would be foolish. If they really wanted him they would’ve created cap space in snt.

    Stay. Away.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin is betting on himself. he believes in himself so do i

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep its low balling…. if you want something even it is expensive you buy it without conscience

  • Grace

    wherever JLin lands, he needs a no trade clause.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Jeremy going to Dallas as a starting PG but with about 3 mil pay (1 year deal) is like Bloomberg’s 1 dollar/year salary

  • Elysian Bandos

    JL wants a chance to start. The spurs are going for david west, and they have cory joseph . Mavs would give lin more minutes and more stats

  • Promo Sports World

    Mavs — Lin and JJ form a nice tandem at back court; and Jeremy will have a huge chip on his shoulder; feeding DJ And Dirk will get him close to 10 assists a game; downside parsons and Wes coming off of injury and Dj head huge with the shaq comparisons;

    Spurs– benchsanity (with manu/mills gone) is a strong possibility; 6th man potential and no egos; system is tailor made for his game…potential to start strong as Parker winds down

    Bulls—wildcard here; benchsanity and will totally dominant many starting eastern conference pgs; and will have a good shot at going far in the playoffs; 6th man potential

  • Alain Gervais

    bull and spurs couldn’t pay him much more

  • Elysian Bandos

    mavs and spurs are best option

  • Spot

    You must wonder if others bet on you too.

    Again, I’d take a minimum contract for Spurs in place of Patty Mills than go to Dallas.

  • Rzo Vlade

    bulls are contender nad rumors they are looking for a guard that can play pg and along with drose to uptempo offense

  • Alain Gervais

    spurs need to trade mills to get lma. they don’t have the space

  • Spot

    Dallas have a chance to have him for 7-8 mln. That’s a paycut. 2.5 is insulting. Pass.

  • blubell

    Who is their new coach?

  • Alain Gervais

    7 from what they would need a lot of help

  • Rzo Vlade

    hoiberg uptempo coach

  • Spot

    So better go to Spurs and win a ring than go to Dallas

  • Alain Gervais

    sprs have a lot of playmakers while mavs don’t all bench sanity being parker

  • blubell

    Hmm… a young rookie coach.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If the Mavs are really low-balling Lin on a 1-year deal, then he’s better off taking the minimum from the Spurs. Sixers may also be a better option.

  • Brent Yen

    As long as he is happy, I am thinking he probably like Spurs more. If both offer the same money

  • Spot

    Agree. Mavs better ask Fegan to find them a PG for 2.5 mln

  • David Kim

    I think lin will choose between mavs and sixers. He wants to start and prove.

  • Christian Carbajosa

    If there’s one thing the mavs and Rick Carlisle are good at is signing ‘afterthought’ players for cheap and giving them the opportunity to raise their value and develop their game. Carlisle is a top 2 coach and maximises on players’ strengths. Look at Brandan Wright, Al Farouq Aminu, OJ Mayo, Monta Ellis, no one wanted them, played for the Mavs, improved and impressed then got paid next summer.

    Due to such a successful offseason it’s a sacrifice Lin’s gonna have to take playing for practically the minimum but it’s very much worth it. And he’ll play with his BFF Chandler Parsons. It’s the best situation for him imo.

  • blubell

    Happy 4th of July JLin fan family! 🙂
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/617395732052635648

  • Alain Gervais

    one back up also spurs want david west. i doubt they have the money

  • Christian Carbajosa

    And this whole article talks about Lin’s strengths, The Mavs system caters to those strengths 200%…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Mavs really want Lin, they have to come up with some decent money. Otherwise he will go elsewhere. Not doing S&T because it helps the Clippers is bs.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Vet minimum

  • CJSHYY

    76? Did they offer him or talk to him yet?

  • Alain Gervais

    what mavs need to do drop jj area and pay lin 4.6 million i can handle that a little better. maybe the hold up. is devin harris healthy enough to be a back up

  • Spot

    No. Snt Hibbert. At least 7 mln

  • CJSHYY

    W which teams?

  • Alain Gervais

    negotiation time lol time for lin to use that harvard degree

  • Alain Gervais

    there was a rumor

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 56m56 minutes ago
    Sources: Cleveland hasn’t only worked itself into contention for David West, Cavs took slight lead on Spurs. Pop isn’t done recruiting yet.

    ———————–
    Monday you will see Pop dinning with Lin LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    would be funny to make him starting PG and Rose at the 2 and Bulter at the 3. Too small though. So no.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, that’s why it’s great to have other offers like from the deep-pocketed Sixers.

  • GoodDayLA

    I rarely agree with you but this time I do. But I go a step further. Lin should avoid the Mavs completely.

  • GoodDayLA

    why is this” Laker” guy covering Lin still haha

  • GoodDayLA

    actually Tim Duncan is Lin’s biggest Spurs leverage. That is Tanner’s strongest chip. And Pop may manipulate his roster and his other players to make Duncan happy and also give Duncan’s agent a break with Lin.

    It sounds like Duncan has been asked to take a pay cut. Maybe Tanner and Duncan agree if that pay cut is then used to sign Lin on the Spurs at decent money.

    I’m still holding onto the Sixers though.

    Remember however, Thad Young was there with the Sixers and unhappy and Thaddeus Young is Tanner’s #2 client after Tim Duncan in terms of money they make. Seems like Tanner had trouble with Hinkie with respect to Thaddeus.

    Lin might either still be #2 depending on the size of his deal or fall to 3 or 4 after this.

  • Spot

    Good observation.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Stephen A Smith ‏@stephenasmith 18h18 hours ago
    Congrats to the @dallasmavs for nabbing DeAndre Jordan. But I think he’s crazy to leave LA. What now when there’s no @CP3 to feed him?

    ——————————————–
    Mavs do need a good PG to feed DJ

  • GoodDayLA

    Jim Tanner is a big time DC lawyer but he does not seem to not be that strong in NBA circles and his client roster is not very strong. But he has grade A blue chip Tim Duncan. And that has to buy Lin some leverage on the Spurs.

  • Ben Johnson

    here here man…if Dallas has Jeremy, then Clippers won’t even be a problem come playoff time

  • Elysian Bandos

    the mavs won’t make the playoffs without JL next year. deandre jordan needs a real pg like J lin

  • GoodDayLA

    that’s exactly why DA left. He didn’t feel fed enough. Stupid media esp. SAS. haha

  • rookie75094

    It is the mavs who are desperate for point guard help…. Jlin should not take that lowballing from them…. sometime you just have to says what the F!!!…looks like it’s going to be the San Antonio spurs.

  • GoodDayLA

    nah they can make the playoffs without Lin. Totally wrong observation.

    But with or without Lin, that Mavs team is not all that. It’s no better than what the Houston Rockets are.

  • Spot

    That’s why i prefer Spurs on a minimum than Dallas on a 2.5

  • Rick Johnson
  • GoodDayLA

    the Mavs are not even very good. The only enticing part to Lin is starting there. There are much better bench opportunities.

    And if Sixers offer 6-8 million for 2 years with player option, he should run and take it.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Don’t mind GDLA, he has no manners.

  • GoodDayLA

    that is true

  • Spot

    No, they don’t.

    They need a Jeremy type of player or they’ll be bust. Parsons and Matthews come from serious injury

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Show me the money, MF!

  • Alain Gervais

    this is what I’m saying that offense would fit lin close to how the knicks did. deandre is a better tyson. wes is a better shump

  • Spot

    Well said!!!

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    lin said he didn’t care about the money alotugh he should get a little more mavs won’t have a lot of money unless sign and trade.

  • rookie75094

    I must have missed adam silver secret memo to all nba teams. It’s titled: the Jeremy Lin agenda- low balling the Asian.

  • Spot

    Show. The. Money.

    Snt and at least 7 mln. Or bye bye

  • Spot

    So better go to Spurs and win a ring than be parsons’ puppet in Dallas.

  • GoodDayLA

    no He doesn’t need to do that. the teams themselves think that way without Silver’s help.

  • Rick Johnson

    Not going to get much click traffic covering Lakers.

  • Rzo Vlade

    why are we talking about nosferatu

  • GoodDayLA

    Wes is not a better shump. Wes is a better 3 ball shooter and scorer though.

    Tyson is not worse then Jordan. No way no how.

    I’ll say it’ll be about the same. But you have ball hog pArsons and post up Nowtiksi who wont just stand in the corner like Novak.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The focus of free agency is changing …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/617401720553902080

  • GoodDayLA

    JJ Barrera, Harris, and Felton is enough to be a #8 seed. THe focus will be on Parsons Wes Dirk and DA to score inside.

    The PG, if its Felton Harris and such will be the last offensive option. Though the PG will have big scoring nights on those teams who game plan to stop the other 4. Like Jameer did last season.

  • Alain Gervais

    Dallas only has limited funds to offer, but sources told ESPN.com that Lin is giving the Mavericks strong consideration even though he can likely make more money elsewhere.

  • GoodDayLA

    Wes is not a better shump. Wes is a better 3 ball shooter and scorer though.

    Tyson is not worse then Jordan. No way no how.

    I’ll say it’ll be about the same. But you have ball hog pArsons and post up Nowtiksi who wont just stand in the corner like Novak.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin’s relationship with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston, sources said, has kept Dallas in the race despite its lack of financial flexibility.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya they’re weak at PG. Parsons at point forward isn’t going to cut it.

  • Ben Johnson

    An objectively top 20 PG in his prime playing for a little over twice the veteran’s minimum salary is embarrassing on many levels

  • Rzo Vlade

    chandler so hot right now

  • rookie75094

    That’s what the laker said last year.

  • Alain Gervais

    it says dallas doesn’t have any more money. so it is what it is.

  • Ben Johnson

    Parson’s better freaking swear to G-d that he won’t try to pull this point forward crap

  • Alain Gervais

    he got dwight and deandre now lin.

  • Grace

    I don’t like the $ amount but I am also not hearing the value of JLin to them. All they say is that he is a friend of Parsons – nothing about what he can contribute to the team.

  • Ben Johnson

    Cleveland’s mayor banned him from the city so he wouldn’t get too close to Lebron 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahaha

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I would believe that more only if I heard it from Lin’s camp.

  • Alain Gervais

    they won’t say nothing unless he signs

  • rookie75094

    No it is not…. I rather see Jlin play for for the minimum with the spurs

  • Alain Gervais

    you guys need to stop acting like lin is being offered this by every team. he isn’t. the top team don’t have to cap space. this is how it is. unless lin get lucky with an up and coming team that no one sees this is his option. spurs also have no money and they want david west. lin right now need to get the mavs to give him the extra 2.6 mill they want to give jj

  • Spot

    Let’s be honest: Carlisle is no D’Antoni who pumps up PG numbers. Actually Carlisle had problems with his previous pgs, kidd included.

    One year with Dallas won’t increase Jeremy’s market next year. Plus parsons and Matthews come from serious injury.

    Show me the money or stay away.

  • Alain Gervais

    btw david west left a 12 million dollar contract or a maybe 2 million dollar one for cavs and spurs

  • Alain Gervais

    no one is dantoni but remember it don’t get much better then him and doc and spurs coach thats the top. they are better the dantoni when it comes to team play offense and defense

  • Arsenium12 .

    So, Ellington could be on his way somewhere …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/617393169144004608

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah and after losing DJ, they are a much weaker team. No need to be so cutthroat about it, at Jeremy’s expense. Although I got to admit, @zxcvb called this as well (that Mavs wouldn’t want to help Clips.)

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think that guy’s a Lin fan! Good for him.

  • Alain Gervais

    dallas seems a done deal at this point

  • Spot

    Pop is PG oriented. Much better than Carlisle for Jeremy. Even belinelli and Mills could get nice numbers with Spurs.

  • Alain Gervais

    i am anot debating that but pop is going foe david west and boozer

  • Rick Johnson

    Ramona Shelbourne biggest Kobe apologist. Max Kellerman still can’t get her to admit extending Kobe 2 years was a mistake.

  • Rzo Vlade

    this came into my mind portland blazers…….lilard and jlin can switch position remeber he and davis want to play together

    pg lilard
    sg jlin
    sf aminou
    pf meyers leonard
    C davis

    if sixers and bulls the darkhorse blazers are the darkside hmmmmmmm……….cap expert there for portland money

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I actually don’t think it was a mistake either. I understand their motivation in showing gratitude to Kobe and confidence that he could recover from his injuries. And they are using these 2 years to get lottery picks by tanking (last year on purpose, this year since no FA will join). If they give Kobe yet another contract? Now that would be a mistake.

  • Spot

    Veteran minimum

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    They didn’t have to give him $25 million and cripple the team’s chances of improving. Look at Tim Duncan.

  • Grace
  • Alain Gervais

    exactly to fill out roster they have non left after that

  • Rzo Vlade

    I think Jlin is affected by these hater this what jlin look when haters continue to hate

    http://www.gifbooster.com/wp-content/uploads/1416/man-wipes-face-with-money_81.gif

  • Alain Gervais

    this is what happen when you sign on a really good team. lin came up with the rockets so he got paid but to sign in to a top team after the year lin had last year. this is where he is at

  • rookie75094

    Mama. .there goes the spurs… can I change my vote to the sixers now…lol

  • Rick Johnson

    So more Shaqtin a fool highlights from the Clippers:

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617411015383191552

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Of course it’s undeserved. The real question is why? Or what is it that they really hate? I think only part of it is racial. A lot of it is hating the idea that a Harvard grad could also be a great athlete and the amount of attention that Linsanity generated. Basically, a lot of it is jealousy.

  • Rick Johnson

    Also his clean cut religious background like Tebow.

  • rookie75094

    Ok let’s see…one yr deal.. starter on a decent team…. I get to go watch him play live in person… I change my mind….please come to dallas Jlin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Before he got injured, Kobe was still playing at a high level and that was his salary. For them to say we’re going to cut your salary because we think you’re disabled by the injury would seem petty.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That may also bother some haters. And the fact that he’s Asian makes him so recognizable.

  • Rzo Vlade

    portland is currently have 26m in capspace

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    One good thing to come out of this FA is Kobe being clearly exposed as a FA scarecrow.

  • JT

    ball is in jlin’s court now, his next move will say everything

  • Brent Yen

    No more TOVs….jk…..

  • Brent Yen

    Not really

  • Rick Johnson

    LA media will do some major damage control

  • JT

    =D

  • John Lee

    It has been and will continue to be futile. The only thing that’s worse than lipstick on a pig is TOO MUCH lipstick on a pig. Word on Kobe already got out years ago.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not really? Nobody but nobody wants to be a Laker right now. Ed Davis totally trolled them. Kobe sent out that pathetic meme that backfired. I mean it seems like even Kobe feels embarrassed.

  • Alain Gervais

    i cant believe you lmao

  • Rick Johnson
  • John Lee

    He can do the same, if not better, with LaMarcus in San Antonio.

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly

  • Brent Yen

    What I meant is, to me, Kobe’s apologist remains the same. Then there is us…LOL I think the status does not change much….

  • Rzo Vlade

    problem is deandre iq is lower than tyson

  • Steppen03

    I have said “$$ matters” in longevity of a starting PG for weeks now. But I’ll take Lin going to the Mavs. The situation is Better than $$ . The Mavs are Not all that great of a contender yet so it’ll be a great opportunity for Lin to step up his game and help carry the Mavs to … the Finals maybe… And it’s a great plus with teammates like Parsons, D.J., Wes, and good coach. Take less $$ for now but he will be value more later.

  • Alain Gervais

    san antonio has no room also lma is a better boozer. mid range shooter type

  • John Lee

    Awaiting Ginobili’s “the Decision”.

  • Alain Gervais

    i here you guys say that a lot i don’t know how you calculate it by what measure but if it is so lin and carisile more then make up for it

  • Alain Gervais

    he will be back

  • Rzo Vlade

    ask chris paul

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah there are Kobe fans that will remain loyal to the bitter end. But most Laker fans are probably more ready for his retirement.

  • Alain Gervais

    if so carlisile will deal with it. I’ve never watch him closely so idk

  • Rzo Vlade

    nah just joking but DJ has moment that surpass javale mcgee

  • John Lee

    There’s a specific term for those Kobe loyalist that’s a extremely accurate description, but will most likely get me banned here. LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

  • Steppen03

    Agreed. The factors will be who will be coaching AND more opportunities. I see the Mavs over Spurs and other teams.

  • Guest

    Show me the money! Lol! Haha. I like that!
    I gonna go see the whole movie!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • PPP

    It’s kind of funny if Lin signs with the Mavs and Felton is his back up.

  • Steppen03

    Talking as if they’re going to light it up every night the Mavs are. The Mavs do need an “All Star” PG in order to go deep into the postseason. Without a very good PG, I don’t see how they’re going to climb over the Rockets, Spurs, Clippers, Grizz…

  • Brent Yen

    No…He is JJ’s back up

  • PPP

    Eh? Lin or Felton?

    Ah., you mean Lin, JJ, Felton?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Yascar

    The Mavs started negotiating with Barea before Jeremy. They’re not letting Felton go even though they’re bringing in J. They are offering only a one year deal and talking to Barea about 3 years. Think about that for a moment.

    I can understand that he wants a starting gig but he’s already being disrespected right there.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Yascar

    I think JJ might start before Jeremy. No joke.

  • Yascar

    And how do they know that? Jeremy skyped from Taiwan? Media is pushing this.

  • Sophie Paris

    If Lin is not the starter here there’s no interest

  • Brent Yen

    JJ Brea is ahead of Felton on the depth chart I think

  • PPP

    Respect your opinion but disagree. Let’s see how the pre season goes.

  • Spot

    Stay away. Stop.

  • CJSHYY

    I think the whole thing about Mav wants Lin all started from the Mav reporter… but Cuban said it yesterday about their new starting 5 that there is no PG in it?! So don’t know which one should we believe now?

  • Yascar

    Absolutely. The thing is if he signs with Dallas because he wants to be a starter then ends up losing to Barea, he’ll come out even worse than this year.

    He’s better off having a clear back-up role elsewhere where he could still get meaningful minutes.

  • PPP

    If they want to sign both JJ and Lin, they probably need to waive and stretch or trade Felton, or works a sign and trade either DJ or Matthews.

  • Yascar

    Sorry, calling it like I see it.

  • Brent Yen

    Who knows…Lin is not a MAVs….as of now

  • Brent Yen

    I think you generally need 3 PGs in your roster.

  • Jack

    Felton is terrible. That guy shouldn’t even play in the NBA at this point. if Jlin isn’t assure of a starting job this year and huge contract next year when the cap open up, he should just stop talking to the Mavs now. Jlin is way better than Brea or Felton. He is also better than Harris so he deserve more money than all those guys.

  • Brent Yen

    No one is disagreeing with that……:P

  • PPP

    Agreed. They can then look for a vet min pg after all things settled. Most of them will be better than Felton, easy.

  • Brent Yen

    That is the final yr of Felton’s contract. I think unless they can trade him…they probably will just stay put

  • Rick Johnson

    Do they mean 76ers or outside of NBA?

    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/617448337432645632

  • PPP

    Then they don’t have cap space to offer JJ if they sign lin. They may be able to trade Felton before the trading deadline though.

  • Brent Yen

    He hashtag-ed a lot of teams….I think he meant inside the NBA

  • Brent Yen

    That was one of the reason why I do not think Lin will go to Dallas. Unless something (which is out control of either MAVs or Lin) happens…

  • Yascar

    Let me be clear I think Jeremy is better than JJ by a long way, but if you really think someone is worth something to you, you pay and you try to keep him long term. They may not be able to pay but if it’s true it’s a one year deal, it says J is a stop gap. Why start your stop gap? The messages just aren’t great right now.

  • PPP

    Sixers

  • Rzo Vlade

    portland 26m capspace…ed davis is there

  • Arsenium12 .
  • bolero

    he has ‘than” . it might mean aside from this listed teams.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya that’s true, forgot about them. Would also have been Sacramento before Rondo took that gig.

  • Arsenium12 .

    He has a period after Mavs / Mavericks. So, I think he’s saying that Lin can make a lot of money with NBA teams other than the Mavs.

  • Brent Yen

    There is a small period behind MAVs..

  • Rick Johnson

    Ry‏@JustRyCole

    Lakers are about to have the best center in L.A. @Max_Kellerman @marcelluswiley

    https://twitter.com/Max_Kellerman/status/617450054723354624

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…OMG

  • Rzo Vlade

    I post below the line up… ipost it again here

    pg lilard
    sg jlin
    sf aminou
    pf meyers leonard
    c ed davis

    lilard and jlin can take turns at pg and sg……two pg system

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg
    ‏@robinlundberg
    @Max_Kellerman last part most important…clunky fit with their backcourt…will be horrible defending spread teams…they are bad
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/617450818464260096

  • PPP

    Cap space. I do think the Mavs will try their best to find ways to pay their starting pg more. Cuban is not a cheap guy. But if they can’t, so be it.

  • John Lee

    Splash Brothers 2.0.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly…..There is will, then..there is rule..

  • Jedi

    Well everyone is talking about Jeremy potentially taking a lot less to play in Dallas. But seriously, will his agent (who I believe takes a percentage of his earnings) allow it as that means he will also make a lot less. And we all know how lawyers are about money.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    Was Portland one of the teams that reached out to lin?

  • Brent Yen

    I do not believe it….At price of 280 mil….I do not think DN/Cuban will pick up that phone at all.

  • CJSHYY

    No. They got Davis.

  • Spot

    Tell Paul stop talking crap. To survive in NBA you have to take money. Spurs and Mavs are not interested.

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    cannot remember…….theres no rumor I think

  • CJSHYY

    I believe both teams are out for Lin. Bc they reach out to Lin on 7/1… Spurs never follow up more news on Lin. As for Mav, it’s all from that reporter then ESPN copy what he said… I still believe what Cuban said bc he’s the boss.

  • Spot

    No, he won’t allow that. He knows how the NBA go so he’ll tell Jeremy to get money. He already did it 3 years ago

  • blubell

    No. besides Jeremy would not get PT behind Lillard who plays close to 40 min.

  • Rzo Vlade

    check my post below ….edit paste it here

    pg lilard
    sg jlin
    sf aminou
    pf meyers leonard
    c ed davis

    lilard and jlin can take turns at pg and sg……two pg system

  • blubell

    Lillard is too ball dominant tho…

  • Spot

    Too many ifs … Paul better stop talking crap. If Philadelphia offer more money better sign with Philadelphia.

  • Rzo Vlade

    portland is one of the team with 26m capspace and a hole in sg position jlin can play both

  • John Lee

    Precisely, there’s no need to take the Parsons’ risk (not to mention lower salary) if starting role is not offered. Spurs would be a better fit.

  • Brent Yen

    If Lin decided to take that 2.80mil…….he would be signed already…..that is just my take…

  • John Lee

    Sure, if 16M+ a year then I say go for it.

  • JT

    280 mil???? you mean 2.8mil?

  • Brent Yen

    my bad yes…let me edit

  • Spot

    If Mavs are after Barea would mean jeremy’s camp already refused that proposal.

    Tomorrow we will see what happens.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rzo Vlade

    thats supermax

  • John Lee

    Yeah, 280 would’ve guaranteed superstar treatment. LOL

  • Spot

    Agree. And Mavs wouldn’t be after barea

  • JT

    he would make the minimum on the spurs….

  • Riddick

    Agreed… $$ isn’t priority, but I don’t think he’s that stupid to devalue himself w/that ‘cheap’ offer & categorized in the same line of second stringer barea.

  • Rzo Vlade

    cause he knows mavs ain’t going anywhere

  • Brent Yen

    Man…I wish…

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly Good point. If Lin wanted to take these backup role he would deal w them on 7/1 why he kept saying he needs to wait…the list from Dragic/Rondo to Jordan/Aldridge?!

  • Yascar

    Are Spurs still on the cards?

  • Brent Yen

    That is why I kept saying I doubt Lin will go there…unless something more complex happens

  • Spot

    Nope. Don’t think so unless Tanner does a favour to Duncan to make him win the title again

  • blubell

    Their bench has always been weak… not sure how far they can go in the playoffs.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! If you take that low salary like vet min to 2/3M.. it’s hard to go back to 10M level unless you are really doing great in playoff. But w CP, Dirk, Jordan, & Matthews all needs to score. What’s left for Lin?!

  • Riddick

    Villarreal needs to stop w/the paron friendship line. Paron’s type of friendship won’t get Lin far in $$ or NBA career…Lin is too smart to be swayed by stupidity. Who is Villarreal…just another guesser!

  • Rzo Vlade

    i am not advocating it but with capspace like that they will look for option,,,,,,i am just saying portalnd is one of the team that has money….. kind of darkhorse if jlin sign there

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin did say about Dragic, Rondo, DJ and LMA in his interviews from Day 1 when asked about FA issues. Please go back and listen to all his interviews from Beijing and on. He wanted to see where they landed to give him a better idea of his choice.

  • CJSHYY

    I know fans are so excited about these teams but …. reality is not like that at all. Lin said so many times in Asia even the latest interview he wants to start…

  • Spot

    Byombo, and I repeat Byombo, got 2 years 6 mln contract. Tell me why Jeremy should sign for less money.

  • Riddick

    Lin has said he believes he’s a starter. All this nonsense listing him w/bench warmers in NBAs way to devalue/disrespect him. I’m not buying it & neither should Lin! Mav’s trying to get Lin, when they aren’t interested in a legit pg, is just downright low in my opinion. Paron going along isn’t a ‘friend’, but an opportunitst…imho.

  • Rzo Vlade

    so 3m per year do my math is correct? if it is its look like MLE

  • Spot

    Villareal should think about Jeremy not about how many money could get from him

  • Spot

    And it’s Byombo, with all respect

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure it was from MLE or just under the cap

  • Rzo Vlade

    I mean the price range

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah I know 3rd string center

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think he got any money out of this

  • Rzo Vlade

    he just stating the facts and the way nba goes….and if he earn money I beleve he waste more time and money than earn

  • Elysian Bandos

    more important for JL’s career to find a fit and a team, not money. the money will come as his stats increase etc . why are you so concerned about jl’s money? money isnt a problem with him and he doesnt seem to care about material things. more money does not always mean happiness

  • Spot

    If, and I repeat if, Philadelphia want him and offer a good contract, they don’t have any PG so he will have ball in hands and have fun, that’s all basketball is about, not winning titles.

    Maybe it could be used as an assett so they have to pump his numbers.

  • real-dsb

    Biyombo is a center. Mediocre centers get paid a decent amount in the NBA.

  • Spot

    Because money means you survive in NBA. If i’m sure there’s a coach who truly believes in Jeremy he could even sign for a minimum contract.

    Just my opinion

  • Brent Yen

    Simply saying, his body along worth that price…lol

  • real-dsb

    How’d that work out for Lin last year? $15M and coming off the bench behind Ronnie Price. Fit is more important than money.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is this JLin’s flight? Arrives at around 9pm PST

  • Spot

    I think tomorrow we will know more

  • real-dsb

    Since the Mavs don’t have much cap space left this year, could they offer Lin a 2 yr contract, the second year being like a $10M player option?

  • Rzo Vlade

    biggest mystery to me this FA is utah seems quite they have great front court but need upgrade at backcourt

  • CJSHYY

    I know he will arrive tonight but don’t know when..?

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    It’s like buying a terrible company just for their physical and real estate assets. =)

  • CJSHYY

    I think if they want to they would already do it.

  • Riddick

    Reality is that NBA or any high profile career is all about perception. Low $$ is perceived as less value & desperate bench player. These offers of a bench player value of Lin won’t get him far, I don’t care how much opportunities teams are selling. It’s more difficult to change peoples perception, once it’s established that Lin is worth less than a player like Barea/bev/felton… Lin’s shafted due to being Asian…accepting the under valued offer is like agreeing w/the jealous laden NBA narrative…imo.

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Spot

    They got burke and exum. It depends how they believe in them

  • Yascar

    If he was on the 23:40 China Airlines from Taiwan to SF, it should arrive in about 3 hours or so.

  • Grace Nsns

    No, only about 5% increase each year.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Oh! Didn’t know that….

  • Rzo Vlade

    they roll with them and they end with nothing exum is garbage cannot shoot

  • real-dsb

    shorter flying eastward

  • Yascar

    completely agree

  • Spot

    I know Jeremy is better but depends what they think

  • real-dsb

    why only 5%? which rule is that?

  • Spot

    Me too

  • Brent Yen

    Annual increase of a K is 5%

  • real-dsb

    what is a “K”?

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats not it even they are not targeting jlin it seems theres no movement from them they will end the same spot if they do not do something in their backcourt… no trade , no transsaction almost nothing

  • Brent Yen

    contract

  • Rick Johnson

    Both LA and SFO flights are in the air. SFO one is listed as arriving 8:30 PM

  • real-dsb

    then how come Lin got 5/5/15 with Rockets?

  • Spot

    Gilbert Arenas’ rule

  • Rzo Vlade

    “C” how does it change to K can you explain the K when contract is C

  • bolero
  • bolero

    poor hibbert

  • Brent Yen

    “Gilbert Arenas” provision

  • Brent Yen

    K sounds more like a contract.

  • real-dsb

    You guys know your stuff!

    http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q55

  • Rzo Vlade

    “OC” i mean OK

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Rick Johnson

    Is this next years 2nd round picks? They giving away more picks? They cant get anyone in FA and they are trading away their picks? They are going to be bad for a long time.

  • Brent Yen

    So Lin is not in this scenario

  • real-dsb

    At least LAL got a top player to come to their team. Saves some face.

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin was 2y player by that time he’s eligible for back-loaded contract. Notice that since then DMorey tried to avoid the same situation, PB’s a 3y player this year, he’s not subject to Gilbert Arenas provision.

  • Grace Nsns

    lol

  • CJSHYY

    What do you think about this?

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 5 hours ago

    I’m told there’s some “active conversations” regarding Jeremy Lin’s free agency options. Likely something will finalize early next week

  • real-dsb

    I thought that was about not bringing guns into the locker room? =p

  • Riddick

    They gave up as soon as they started talking about extending kob & defending bs bad attempt at coaching. lol

  • real-dsb

    Is he talking Lakers or just some other team?

  • Brent Yen

    I think Lin will be happy next season….so will we

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s Lakers. And you?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think so.

  • real-dsb

    yeah right, Lakers “active conversation” with Lin. Lin’s agent would just give them courtesy conversation like LMA.

  • Rick Johnson

    I wouldn’t be happy if it is the Lakers with Byron Scott & Kobe. But he says “options” so there are more than one. JLin said they had been in contact with 8-9 teams. Some doors like SAC & HOU probably closed now. Who knows something could come out of blue. There wasn’t much chatter about being traded to the Lakers until story broke. Everyone was thinking 76ers.

  • real-dsb

    yeah, as in Lin “finalizing” that he’s definitely not returning to the Lakers.

  • Rzo Vlade

    hibbert has low esteem wonder what happen if kobe start stalking him

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not sure JLin is SF or LA bound. Only 10 min differences:-)

  • Spot

    Poor Hibbert

  • bolero

    i know, he might break down again..Poor guy

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    I hadn’t heard anything about that. Is he not going to take getting called Charmin and being thrown under the bus by B Scott well?

  • Rzo Vlade

    one miss rebound kobe will goes berserk at him

  • Rzo Vlade

    google why indiana went from up coming contender to trash team thats before george injury

  • CJSHYY

    But if it’s about other teams why MM knows about what’s Lin’s status?! Lin’s agent it’s in NY.

  • Jack

    Hibbert got traded for couple stick of gums. On top of it, he will be playing with Kobe which means he will be doing all the dirty work to make Kobe look good. Joy….thank god jlin won’t be in this situation again.

  • Brent Yen

    He is not a good team mate….he won’t…lol

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    the story line is indiana tried to get hibbert to opt out of his last year but he wouldn’t, its just a salary dump for them. clear cap space. since lakers dont have anyone else (and note again all the last season lakers still “available” free agents (do you see any of them other than lin getting any interest at all?)–hill, boozer, johnson, ellington, price, henry, actually the whole early season lakers rotation players are all “available” (except kobe).

  • Spot

    Hopefully

  • 1mtoldman

    wow if you know the gilbert arenas provision now explain the various types of bird exemptions, the mid level expemtion and the rom. and the stretch provision and the “rose rule” (or is that the rom?)–and the amnesty clause. and and.

    why are the nba contract rules so insanely complicated?

  • joyce ward

    I agree

  • Brewkowski

    No sheet Sherlock.

  • Yascar

    Jeremy is a wonderful human being and a good basketball player who is still getting better. Now show me some business sense and we can talk about learning hard lessons. The choice he makes on this FA will be so critical and show a lot about his priorities and tbh, his self worth and confidence.

  • 1mtoldman

    hibbert doesn’t qualify anymore as a “top player”. he was barely a top thirty center last year statistically and as someone above alluded indiana dumped him for “a pack of gum” (or something like that was said). which was correct, they allegedly even told him in trying to get him to not opt into his last year that they wouldn’t play him.

    so you can say poor hibbert but you can’t say he’s a “top player”.

    lakers wont have any top players again until their top top player of the past decides to once and for all ride off into the sunset.

  • Yascar

    I doubt whether he took the LA flight. Too early in the evening for him to have left on it. I think he’s on the one to SF.

  • CJSHYY

    Eric just said Lakers only have 5M to spend so maybe Lin’s talking to another team not Lakers?

  • Rick Johnson

    They might want to resign Ellington.

  • John Lee

    Kobe factor, more exception than norm.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t get why Lakers needs to spend the money on someone it’s not easy to play w? Why not get some good vet to play for this team instead? Eric said Lakers only have 5M to spend now? They still have few spaces need to fill?! Tank again?! smh!

  • Grace

    I’m leaning towards the Sixers. JLin will be allowed to make mistakes without fear. I think that will be good for his development and confidence. (Besides, the Mavs is not a serious contender anyway.)

    Excerpt from http://www.csnphilly.com/basketball-philadelphia-76ers/sixers-free-agent-target-pg-jeremy-lin:

    “Hinkie was part of a Rockets front office that brought Lin to Houston on a three-year, $25 million deal. Plus, Hinkie was open to acquiring Lin in a trade just last summer, so the interest is clearly there.

    It would appear the Sixers also have a fit for the Harvard grad. Lin thrived with the Knicks when he was able to have the ball in his hands and play without fear of making mistakes. That same opportunity would present itself as Brett Brown’s lead guard for the Sixers.

    As long as the two sides can find a middle ground on a contract, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Lin was the Sixers’ starting point guard to open the 2015-16 campaign.”

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    2.6 Mil?….gr8…

  • Brewkowski

    Lakers tried getting someone… had to settle for head case Hibbert… 2 years too late.

  • bolero
  • leeda harun

    test..

  • blubell

    Hello 🙂

  • blubell

    Hope not…

  • leeda harun

    hello..I am back..

  • Brent Yen

    failed?

  • leeda harun

    we have to wait.Lin need to meet face to face with the teams before signing

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  • Brent Yen

    What?! no! just hand up and don call back

  • BuzzerBeater

    Mavs are simply the best fit. The $ is low but I like that its a 1 year deal.
    A great coach with a good enough team to help him prove once again how talented he is. Then the next off season he could pick a team with perhaps more $ and longer contract. But as of right now, he wont find a team with a better roster.

    I really dont want him to go to another tanking team like the Sixers, they are young, bad and inexperienced and wont help Jeremy showcase his talent like an experienced team like the Mavs would.

    And Im just really craving for some Jeremy to Jordan lobs lol

  • We need them busy redialing the 80s 🙂

  • leeda harun

    sixers going to run Lin like a secretariat.Padding stats is good.But if the team cant win games..not thanks

  • blubell

    Who’s answering the phones? minions?

  • Welcome back 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    this maybe lins last shot at starting for a good team

  • Brent Yen

    I vote KHuang and GoodDayLA jk

  • Yascar

    It’s risky if he gets injured. For me, it’s not so much the money but the fact that it’s just for a year. Two years with a player option will be acceptable at that money. Not great, but acceptable.

  • Linions, of course 🙂

  • John Lee

    If Lin has primary ballhandling duty, the team WILL win games. During Kobe’s absence, even with Lakers decrepit coach, Jeremy led the Lakers over GSW, this season’s championship team.

  • blubell

    Of course, how silly of me… minions… lol

  • Alain Gervais

    also people say rox proved he couldn’t but while rox play style did fit lin they had harden who clearly didn’t. dallas doesn’t have a harden. lin would be the clear playmaker(with parsons as a little help). deandre is a clear pnr player unlike howard who refused to do it. wes is a 3 and d type of player. which takes us back to the shump days.

  • leeda harun

    there is no perfect team.Lin has to prove himself again.In Mavs team , point guard is not important…they rotate the guards.That why Mavs go all out to get Wes and DJ.Parsons is the man on this team.

  • blubell

    Welcome, the joint is jumpin’ @ JLinportal. Woohoo!

  • leeda harun

    honestly I prefer spurs.Than mavs..last place..sixers

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin played well when Harden was out. Dropped 38 on the Spurs. We could see games like that with JLin on Dallas.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Agreed, He fits like a glove with that roster!

  • leeda harun

    thanks psalm.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea my point exactly harden hurt his style also lin is better now where if he had to do it again it wouldn’t hurt him.

  • blubell

    Trolled?

  • leeda harun

    the young ones on the sixers must respect Lin first before they can win games.too much risk.Hinkie is morey’ disciple.I dont trust him.He going to use Lin for marketing purpose only to attract big names to choose Phi.

  • 1mtoldman

    i agree.

  • BuzzerBeater

    it is risky but if he stays healthy, it would do wonders for his next contract.
    Its definitely not an easy decision, a gamble either way! hope whatever he chooses will be the right one for his future.

  • sport

    Not Dru, Margo, Edith or Agnes? 😀

  • John Lee

    It’d be nice to see Jeremy drop 38 points on someone else as a Spur. 🙂

  • Steppen03

    I don’t know about the Mavs… What if Lin is Not the starter ?? What guarantee does Lin has ? I have to go back to my original argument = $$ Talks. Take. the. Money. If you get paid most than most likely you’ll be used most. Lin can prove his abilities on any team as long the coach got his backs.

  • sport

    It’d be sweet if JLin can drop consecutive 30+ pt games just like during his Knicks days regardless of the team he’s on.

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Jeremy had b2b 30+ points games on Raptors and Sixers while with the Rox.

    Then he got iced by McHale right after.

  • JT

    “Lin’s relationship with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston, sources said, has kept Dallas in the race despite its lack of financial flexibility”

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/04/report-jeremey-lin-considering-signing-for-dallas-mavericks/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

    Lin must really love parsons!

  • blubell

    He could have been conference player of the week.

  • leeda harun

    cory joseph and mo williams.
    …this two point guards is lin rival also..

  • leeda harun

    as if lin indebt to parson
    …being a friend in hou toxic environment?

  • John Lee

    Which was why M&M had to stop him, lest he outshines Harden.

  • John Lee

    Mo is good but older.

  • Easy

    Why do I feel pop is never a fan of lin, but Duncan and Parker like lin to some extent

  • Brent Yen

    Pop likes George Hill type of PG I think…Parker was not trusted in the beginning either

  • leeda harun

    IMHO,Cuban choose lin as his point guard becoz Lin will not betray parson and taking touches from parson.Not like other point guards.

  • Easy

    Maybe 8or9 teams calling still not enough to guarantee a real good offer…

  • leeda harun

    I wonder if manu and corey will return….not much money is left

  • Brent Yen

    We will know eventually lol

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    in his hands now just support him whatever he choose……..its not like i dont like the mavs it just that it aint going anywhere 1st or second round exit then low salary

  • leeda harun

    lin favorite color. The question is will Lin find a place call HOME in Dallas ?

  • Easy

    and not sure there is a long-term future with MAV. Cuban, Carlisle, Dirk are all good but…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Repost this JLin 2nd Chinese rap right before he left Taipei.

  • leeda harun

    what I am afraid of is maybe they want lin becoz of marketing only

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Rap content below with English translation:
    林書豪(FB): 亞洲行結束了…謝謝大家!! #看我驚喜 #帽子戲法

    1.繞舌(II)中文歌詞: (兩句一組押韻) translate in English as below 2.
    聽說你們都要我唱饒舌,
    好消息你們希望實現了。
    今年去了北京廈門成都非常忙,
    還有去了香港,最後一站是台灣。
    每天有活動像Adidas和豪雅錶,
    還有公益、訓練營、佈道會都很好。
    我帶我家人、朋友們、經紀人,他們都太酷,
    為什麼他們一直在我後面跳舞?
    最後一句想分享給我的粉絲們,
    從心底說我愛你們!
    明年見!!
    (帽子戲法)

    2.Rap(II)-2015 Asia Tour (translate lyric in Chinese to English)
    I heard that you all ask me to rap,
    The good news is your wish came true.
    I went to Beijing, Xiamen, Chengdu this summer. It is very busy.
    I also went to Hong Kong, and the last stop is in Taiwan.
    There are many activities like Adidas and TAG Heuer every day,
    Charity event, training camp, and evangelistic meeting are good.
    My family, friends and agent go along with me. They are too cool.
    Why are they dancing behind me all the while?
    I wanna share the last words with my fans,
    I love you from the bottom of my heart!
    See you next year !!
    (Hat- trick)

  • Jack

    Tough choice. I wish Mavs can offer him a good salary. If there is a huge gap between say $10m from Philly and $3m from Mavs, I would take Philly if I were him.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep they know this roster won win a chip if dirk prime this contender but dirk is in his worse form now…..low post dirk double by jordan man cause jordan cannot shoot thats disater…….jordan low post is garbage

  • Jack

    Take the money Lin. You can’t trust any of these guys not to screw you. If you go in cheap, they can replace you if they think they got someone better. With a big contract, at least they will be forced to play you and you will also get more respect with a bigger contract. Anything under $6m is a joke so don’t do it.

  • Brent Yen

    He had a big K and was forced not to play…

  • Rzo Vlade

    at least they pay him….rather dont play low salary……..theres a danger he can be replace thats double dagger low pay and bench

  • Rick Johnson

    From the replys it sounds like the same ignorant fans as in Houston.

  • Jack

    At least he got the money. Fyi, that was not a big contract by today’s standards. Pat Beverly just got $6m a year for Christ sake.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly…I can agree only the “at least he gets the money part”. The big K = big respect is not really true or false. They are just not that relevent

  • Rzo Vlade

    what I learn in life specially in the business world………don’t trust the SHARK!!!

  • Brent Yen

    No….you can not

  • GoodDayLA

    oh Parker was trusted which is why he started as a 19 year old rookie. Pop was just hard on him anyways.

  • sport

    Lin’s contract was not a big contract!

  • GoodDayLA

    Oh my I am so very flattered haha.

  • Brent Yen

    But played behind a guy who took league minimum….why?

  • GoodDayLA

    is Portland willing to start Lin and Lillard and form LILI Adidas Boost Club aka Lil Lin Rap Group.

  • sport

    Parson is a real friend, they kept in contact even after both left Rockets. That in itself speaks volumes! And it was Parson’s contract year, putting up great stats was the obvious thing to do.

  • Brewkowski

    Portland? I don’t think they’re in the picture. Besides, mavs are better.

  • Rzo Vlade

    portland has a chance to sneak I take that…imagine jlin and lilard made it to playoffs

  • GoodDayLA

    Portland is a wreck with nothing. Lil Lin Rap Duo might at least sell some tickets. And Lin gets to start and play.

  • sport

    Yes and vice-versa. Also Parsons is less of a ball hog plus he’s friends with Lin.

  • sport

    Hater coach what else?

  • Rick Johnson

    At least with the Mav’s he won’t have a GM trying to stiffle him to save face with the owner. Cuban would like nothing more than to rub Morey’s face into it when, Lin sanity 2.0 breaks out and Morey let him go twice. Wouldn’t we enjoy having a team JLin can beat the Rockets with? Didn’t you feel annoyed how the Rockets would humiliate the Lakers.

  • Brent Yen

    So…where is the respect of that 8mil/yr?

  • sport

    Because 8 Mil is nothing compared to the max contract stars like Dwight, Harden, Kobe!

  • Brewkowski

    I wouldn’t bite.

  • Rzo Vlade

    what if he got bench and harris start…….,,,remember matthews achiles……dirk in his worse carrer watch dirk almost cannot rebound and def……..they can beat the rockets but it is hard fought

  • Brent Yen

    But why is PBev and Clarkson also got his PT? Position? If you are going to say that Lin has to have a MAX contract in order to get respect….I think…there is no solution here…at least not this yr

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am not advocating cause theres no offer but if portland offer to start and 8 or 7m I take that

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    林書豪去哪 艾德里奇帶風向
    There is vid on top of article on this link.
    http://udn.com/news/story/7002/1035615-%E6%9E%97%E6%9B%B8%E8%B1%AA%E5%8E%BB%E5%93%AA-%E8%89%BE%E5%BE%B7%E9%87%8C%E5%A5%87%E5%B8%B6%E9%A2%A8%E5%90%91

  • Rzo Vlade

    asian

  • Brent Yen

    Well, I try not to say it…lol

  • Rzo Vlade

    diff circumtances in houston morey hate him les want jlin in lakers they are tanking thats why clarkson start

  • Brent Yen

    There will always be a circumstance…..of some kind. And OBVIOUSLY his contract did not protect him.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep but thats consolation rather than low pay then bench….choose one high pay bench or low pay bench

  • wrong comparison, its never lin vs pbev or clarkson, its lins 8 mill against harden and kobe contracts

    I do agree max contract is not likely tho

  • Brent Yen

    That I have no problem with. I am just saying thinking contract value can protect or gain respect for a player like Lin does not make much sense.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    JLin value can not be this low can it?

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly…so you mean Lin will only got chance if he get a MAX contract.

  • KL

    At least Lin is looking to start. That shows mental strength despite severe abuse the last 3 years.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I know what your saying but jlin in mavs theres a possibility that he can be bench and move trade or even buyout while having low salary……its like a double dagger no consolations ……..thats other people saying. in high salary money is consolation

  • joyce ward

    If Dallas wants lin so badly, they better cough up some more money, Fans saying he should take less are not lin fans. Cuban is not stupid. He knows how good lin is. Pay him. Lin has fell for the okie doke too may times about starting. We know in lin’s case the rules change.

  • Brent Yen

    Totally agree…but that is what he has to live with if he choose that route. I am just debating the logic.

  • dlin3

    I dont understand why everyone wants lin to join the spurs. Its stupid…utterly stupid. Look at cory joseph and patty mills minutes. Its peanuts. If he wants to be parkers successor. That will be still in a few years and Lin will be too old then. PFV is smokin…

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep thats where the trust begin if he really likes jlin and think make a difference he will break the bank……but if not it just empty words

  • Rzo Vlade

    because contender win for the chip even though low salary……dallas aint going to far thats why its not worth it to take low salary

  • joyce ward

    Cuban is looking for a discount.smn

  • bigger the contract, the least likely it will be trumped by bigger contract. shows solid commitment to lin

  • joyce ward

    Exactly

  • Brent Yen

    I do not like CUban….I do not think Lin can trust him

  • Rzo Vlade

    if mavs got LMA or prime dirk is playing I take 500k to play with them

  • Brent Yen

    I am pretty sure that relation is not linear…especially to Lin.

  • joyce ward

    I agree. He is counting on parson to talk lin into the deal. lin needs to be smart and get paid.

  • Rzo Vlade

    he is a SHARK

  • 1mtoldman

    oh like the rockets and lakers big contracts showed solid commitment to lin? smh.

  • 1mtoldman

    exactly and lin is the perfect example. the more he’s been paid the less he’s been respected thus far.

    why woud anyone assume that getting more pay means more respect and or proper usage?

    also: why does anyone think lin needs money? (or cares about it?)

    only his fans (some of, apparently a lot, most here). do.

    he has said he wants to go where he get opporutnities and he fits.

    hes already on forbes lists.

    paul pierce went back to l.a. for 3 mil.

    pau left millions on the table to get out of l.a.

    david west is going to leave big money to leave indiana.

    money is only an issue to (some) lin fans. not to lin.

    and as you (i think) are saying and as should be obvious to anyone following lins own results to date:

    high pay is no sign of respect or assurance of high usage.

    someone else said: lin has one chance more to start i agree. again: someone paying him more to date has had no relationship to that.

    lin needs minutes not money; wherever he thinks that is most likely to happen is where he should go.

  • Agree that In practice need close to max for any real security of role with the team, before this protection by size of contract effect kicks in, threshold to see this effect kick in is high for someone like lin unfortunatley

  • Brent Yen

    And MAVs or not, I do not think Lin is going to get anything close to MAX anyway. This protection simply does not apply…

  • Brent Yen

    Poor him…so many of his kind got killed in the Sharknado series…

  • Rzo Vlade

    contract plus his look you know what will happen

  • Alain Gervais

    man stop this propaganda cuban is one of the best owners in the leaque

  • obviously this is not only deciding evidence of their respect and or committment. but if they say wenare giving lin starter role, need to back it up with starter salary or else intuitively their stated intention and their action (how much they pay) is inconsistent,

  • Brent Yen

    I agree….lol he is a very good bussinessman

  • Rzo Vlade

    yup hes the best but when money counts owners are the worse

  • Alain Gervais

    what do you expect. again article says its lin who is looking at dallas knowing they don’t have money

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Jeremy Lin 林書豪在國泰豪小子訓練營展現他的神射功力!
    https://www.facebook.com/nba.taiwan/videos/vb.1376695819294068/1455455291418120/?type=2&theater

  • kittyhead

    TBH if Lin is so eager to join the Mavs, the deal is already finished when DJ said yes. I think he has other offers he likes too.

  • joyce ward

    Do you really believe an article.oh please.smh

  • in relation to security, like a near guaranteed position, does not apply

    but as a evidence of the how serious a promise or intention (we will start you), or attitude (you are vakued member of team), size of contract still relevant factor

  • John Lee

    Well Portland just got Ed Davis, that’s gotta count for something.

  • kittyhead

    Cuban is a businessman. He signs an Indian center for marketing.

  • joyce ward

    He has right to his opinion. Cuban trying to lowball has me giving him the side eye.

  • PPP

    Thanks…are those NBA 3s? Los like it to me.

  • Alain Gervais

    to some degree yes. they could give him 4. i think thats whats taking long

  • well imagine if linsanity contract for 3 mill a hear, how much quicker will he have been benched

  • kittyhead

    I dont understand this. CJ is an RFA and they can match any contracts the other teams offer beyond the cap space, right?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Should be:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    the nab has a cap so yes. lin could get a little more but thats it maybe 4 at the most

  • Guest

    agree.

  • Brent Yen

    I think that was what Morey told Lin b4 Harden came too. Something similar. Anyway….I have my point made already. I think Lin should get paid.

  • Guest

    And if they paid you with the big money but don’t play you, they are the fools and jokes. At least you got to take the breads home to feed the homeless and starving kids around the world and doing good deed for your trust in God.

  • Grace
  • Grace
  • Brent Yen

    Lin will show his worth this coming year…..excited!

  • agree with the conclusion with getting paid, but disagree with “respect” logic lol

  • Brent Yen

    He worth what ever Parsons is getting at least.

  • kittyhead

    10M in 2016-2018 is just like 5M now…

  • joyce ward

    Bobby Marks ‏@BobbyMarks42 14m14 minutes ago
    Teams w/ Space: DEN (6.5), DET (3.8), IND (13.1), LAL (5.1), MIL (3.7), ORL (17.4), PHI (15.7), PHX (6.9), POR (24.3), SAC (7.7), UTH (9.4)

  • Grace

    There are ways Mavs can carve out more money if they want, I think.

  • Rzo Vlade

    if signing DeAndre Jordan makes you instant contender you might rather sign javale mcgee…mcgee is cheaper… in basketball standpoint not much different actually DJ can surpass javale in those criteria

  • Brent Yen

    Also need to see how filled those team are…I think

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban won’t pay what you deserve if you start playing for discount. Look at Monta Ellis. Cuban only respects those who doesn’t play at a discount.

  • kittyhead

    So do people think his release is quicker and more smooth? lol

  • Brent Yen

    I am confused…which case is Ellis?

  • Brent Yen

    Only slightly

  • Grace
  • Rzo Vlade

    why in gods world monta chooses indiana jlin fits there perfectly

  • Grace
  • Rzo Vlade

    I take the bulls they are contender and weak conference

  • Grace Nsns

    Coach said they’re going to use the next 6 weeks to refine his shooting form.

  • Grace

    yeah, why not join the Bulls?

  • Rzo Vlade

    jlin will slaughter all the east pointguard

  • Brent Yen

    There is already some differences. Like!

  • Brent Yen

    Including Rose

  • Rzo Vlade

    smh team mate not included your creating a drama and locker room cancer

  • Brent Yen

    I mean in practice…LOL

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s practiced those running C&S instead of spotting-up, it shows obviously.

  • Rzo Vlade

    you got the money and playing for champ plus off injured pointguard……….evil grin

  • Brent Yen

    Good for him…

  • dolphin2k2

    Too many uncertainties.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis gave Ellis a discount signing Dallas with his best years. Now he comes to sense and leave for a bigger contract. Mark Cuban would never give the contract that Ellis deserve.

  • CJSHYY

    But why Ellis left bc Cuban paid him cheap. So surprised Cuban paid Matthews higher than he paid Ellis.

  • Yascar

    I think that’s fair.

  • kittyhead

    I am a little worried that adjustment would affect his shooting stability bc it’s not easy to change shooting form though. Hope it will work out well. Besides, he dunked a lot this time. Got a feeling his explosiveness and bounce come back to Linsanity level !?

  • I can see the CHI headline
    “JLin is wearing out DRose in practice. Please stop him!”

  • Yascar

    Really? I thought they only had mini MLE. $3.3 M or something. I like Chicago. No way Rose makes it through the season. Just not sure about the new coach.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ellis has a much better track record than Matthews.

  • ok, where can we buy this “KungFu Linsanity” Action Figure?
    perhaps we need to import them from Taiwan.
    Brent, I need you to ask you a favor soon 🙂

    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/617209182782029824

  • If it’s true that Spurs is saving $2.8M MLE for someone else so Lin only has $1.1M, Spurs should be a No-Go
    It’s more than the money, it’s how important a team values a player.
    I think JLin Team knows this already.

    https://twitter.com/darrylhowerton/status/617518651755876352

  • David Kim

    thats too low….

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so. Plus their backup can’t have lots of min on court. No 4Q for sure. So it’s not as good as everyone thought. I still think as a starter it’s the best deal bc like Monoroe also took 2M or ..? for one year then this year he got good contract from lots of teams. But as a backup next year you will probably end up as a backup again.

  • David Kim

    no serious offer from sixers yet?

  • JLin needs a team who believes in him. Paying him $1.1M while saving MLE for someone else really speaks about the team’s priority. That would translate to few minutes and languishing on the bench.

    I don’t think JLin and we can stomach that scene again

  • Grace

    I heard $3.4 the first time but this guy seems to know his stuff.

  • PPP

    For Manu, most likely.

  • Grace

    I believe they’re saving the $2.8m for Manu.

  • Michael

    Five Things you didn’t know sharks do for you..

    1. Sharks keep the food web in check
    2. Sharks could hold cures for diseases.
    3. Sharks keep the carbon cycle in motion.
    4. Sharks inspire smart design.
    5. Sharks boost local economies.

  • PPP

    Hey, I said it first. LOL.

  • David Kim

    Hinkie was part of a Rockets front office that brought Lin to Houston on a three-year, $25 million deal. Plus, Hinkie was open to acquiring Lin in a trade just last summer, so the interest is clearly there.

    Whether lin goes to sixers or not, i just want sixers offer lin 8 mil per year.

  • Grace

    hmmm are you sure?? LOL

  • Michael

    It does apply to some extent to many “other” players. The two that come to mind are Jordan Hill, who got major minutes despite being inferior to Big Ed in almost every aspect except his will to shoot long 2’s. And when David Lee went to the bench everyone made a big deal about it. When you make more money, it seems like you warrant more PT, and when you get less or lose your starting position, they call it sacrificing for your team. But it usually applies to players not called Lin.

  • Grace Nsns
  • JJ Hui

    I hope Lin goes to the Bull, Rose is injury prone. Or go to Portland and play two guards with Lilliard. If Dallas wants Lin and no money, tell Parsons to get a pay cut! That is bro Parsons !

  • Michael

    Can I join your club?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Portland seems to be the team who needs more talents.

  • Brent Yen

    Let me think about it…lol

  • Grace Nsns

    this one?

  • Michael

    Unfortunately Parsons only takes hair-cuts.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mark Cuban takes Lin as a fool.

  • BobbyH

    What is Lin waiting for now that LMA and Jordan announced their choice?

    I think he is waiting for the team that he chooses to work out the salary. The team needs to clean some cap space before signing Lin with reasonable contract.

    Maybe I am wrong. But I think Spurs is waiting Manu’s decision. If Manu retires, Spurs can promise Lin 6th man spot with 6M 1-2 years deal. No startiing.

    For Maves, Mavs is working on trading Felton and/or others (maybe some complicated S&T to create space for Lin). This takes times. So Lin needs to wait until all the pieces failing in place. Maves offers 6-9M 1 years with staring position.

    It could be both cases, could be either one or could be neither.

    I am just concerned if Lin discounts himself. I am concerned if Lin goes to Mavs or Spurs with 2M. Not even refs will respect a 2M starting PG in today’s NBA. Don’t devalue yourself. You own your value but you need to play (not basketball, but politics) to value yourself in other people’s eyes. Especially in NBA.

  • Rick Johnson

    Manu might retire

  • If true, then there’s no room for JLin.
    Easy decision then .. Mavs or 76ers
    Hope JLin Team think the same way

  • Thanks! I might get one for my “kids” 🙂

  • bolero

    Jlin just landed I heard.

  • dlin23

    Portland is not even being discussed here. They have shown no interest. Please stop with the Portland stuff.

  • dlin23

    Seems to me Jlin’s choice bottles down to Mavs or Bulls.
    #1
    Mavs – low salary but chance to showcase skills for next years. Mavs
    offense is high octane and has shown to turnaround a number of troubled
    players (Ellis, Tyson)
    #2 Bulls – Can offer him $5.5 million. Derick
    Rose is injury prone. He will likely get more minutes than Aaron Brooks
    because they can use him in a small ball line-up with Rose as SG (chance
    to finish some games). It’s in the east so a lot of weaker teamsOther teams just don’t make sense:
    Sixers
    – likely get $8M a year but I don’t trust wheel and deal guys like
    Hinkie – reminds me too much of Morey. Play with selfish/immature
    rookies. Chance they are rebuilding so will be another disaster of a
    season like Lakers. Don’t see how Jlin gets excited about that.
    Spurs
    – Chance to make a championship but will only get 7 to 8 minutes a
    game. Stock value will not rise much so he won’t get paid even next
    year. Only 1.1 million to offer. Seems like career suicide to me. If Manu retires – they will likely need to get another player like Manu (they don’t need a pg sixth man).

  • Excellent post! I have the same thoughts and concerns.

    The value & effort that teams make to pursue JLin would be indicative on how they define his role in the team.
    Low value => Small role

    JLin doesn’t need the money but the teams still need to show their commitment & respect to his values to the team.
    Besides, small contract will make it easier for teams to trade him.

  • blubell

    and short cuts…

  • Yellow

    Jeremy’s back in SF.

  • linspiredinla

    Some said LA?

  • Yellow
  • Yellow

    same flight back to SF.

  • Ulysses Modder

    Lin as 6th man in Spurs?
    Never!
    You guys are dreaming!
    Lin now only has one great choice that is Dallas

  • Yascar

    It would have made more sense to go direct to LA but the China Airlines flight that left around midnight in Taiwan and that has just arrived is an SF flight.

  • dlin233

    look like SFO’s international terminal to me. Just came back from Asia yesterday.

  • John Lee

    Work to squeeze in a no-trade clause?

  • JJ Hui

    Ok ok lighten up! Please ask Bro Parsons to take a pay cut! LOL!

  • sport

    No way is Lin going to Bulls especially with D Rose as their starting PG. There’d be a battle between D Rose fans vs Lin fans no thank you!

  • Yellow

    Cuban is trying hard to lowball Jeremy…eh, where’s your BFF Chandler Parson Bieber, Jeremy?

  • Brent Yen

    I will happily fight Rose fans as long as Lin is happy in Bulls….LOL

  • linspiredinla

    Was there a photo?

  • this day & age it’s hard to get one even for superstars.
    Isn’t Kobe like the last one to have it?

  • dlin233

    It is what it is. Call it low ball or high ball. The fact is Dallas offers the best opportunity for Jeremy to turnaround his career and be a legit starter. Truth is Cuban is just a very savy businessman and is using his leverage, the best he can. JLin would be smart to take this but try to negotiate a 2nd year player option and a “no trade” clause.

  • Brent Yen

    Just down there…go check Ally Chen’s twitter account

  • Rick Johnson

    Look at her other tweets, says she’s back home in San Francisco.

  • Yellow

    not sure if Dallas is the best team for Jeremy considering 2 players coming back from injuries, 1 overthehill player, 1 lil bball iq player. well, we trust Jeremy’s decision making and he seems to have the answer–the perfect plan from God. So, I’m not worried, neither am I getting impatient and restless. The fun part for me in fact is the suspense, patience and speculations. *.*

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, if Lin agreed to the room exception, he would have already been signed to those teams..

  • 4th July fireworks went off as JLin landed. Hope it’s a good sign.
    Happy 4th!

  • John Lee

    Maybe it’s my own ignorance, but why is everyone focused on only the 2015-16 cap space? I mean, Felton’s got one year left, and if Manu comes back it’ll also likely be only for one year. What’s to stop the Mavs or Spurs from offering Lin a multi-year, backloaded offer? Say for example: 4-year 30M with first year 1.1M (Spurs) or 2.8M (Mavs) Yes, a bit uneven but would it be allowed under current regs?

  • Brent Yen

    Can not do a back load…4.5% increase per yr…maximally…

  • John Lee

    I know, but when you’re low-balling someone that much, something’s gotta give.

  • John Lee

    Wasn’t Lin’s last contract back-loaded 5-5-15?

  • dlin233

    Lin doesn’t need Parsons or Matthews to showcase his talents. I see DJ as a better Ed Davis so they can just do pick and roll all night. Dirk is also pretty good spot up shooter so that adds to the weapons. Lin gets more touches without Parsons anyways. Lin didn’t need great talent to create Linsanity.

  • Brent Yen

    “Gilbert Arenas” provision

  • dlin233

    Gilbert Arenas was done in 2005. Lin’s contract was done in 2012.

  • Yellow

    Indeed Jeremy doesn’t need great talent to recreate Linsanity, so why the focus on DJ et al? Any team that offers him the starting PG role will do and the team with higher cap space may be even better…but of course Mav coach is a preemptive factor, to a certain degree.

  • dlin233

    You do need a big to create Linsanity and a spot up shooter. DJ is younger Tyson Chandler. Dirk is a midrange steve novak. Mavs and 76ers are only starting gigs right now.

  • Brent Yen

    Same thing, for Lin…the first 2 yrs were essentially MLE money…with the second yr having that 4.5% incerease. Most money have to load on the 3rd yr of the contract.

  • Yellow

    Agreed. But there are other bigs in the league too. Look at Ed Davis, from “nobody”(sorry, David) to somebody much sought-after by teams.
    So Jeremy needs no big stars. He needs a good coach and the respect and priorities=support given by the team, imho

  • dlin233

    We are only talking about two teams here – Mavs and 76ers are offering him starting gigs. Mavs is no contest choice – assuming Lin is sick of losing.

  • John Lee

    So the “average” salary still has to fit under the cap every year, correct?

  • Yellow

    My bad. 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…but Lin does not fit this provision anymore…

  • Allen Wayne

    As far as I know, the only thing that is guaranteed in NBA is contract. Everything else can go up in air over night. The best fit today can turn into a nightmare just like that. Take the most money first, Jlin. Trust God for what’s coming next.

  • John Lee

    Right, ‘coz he’s not RFA anymore. But what’s the rule saying no back-loaded contract then?

  • Brent Yen

    A standard contract. Annually increase can only be 4.5%

  • John Lee

    AH, shows how little I know when it comes to NBA contracts. Thanks Brent!

  • Spot

    Mavs are doing all the things Knicks did 3 years ago: we will get him, he’ll be with us, just to lowball Jeremy and make him sign that contract.

    Last time Hinkie saved Jeremy’s carreer. We will see if he does it again with another they called “ridicoulous” contract…

    Pray it’ll happen. Jeremy deserves it.

  • Brent Yen

    Man I really hope Lin can find a home and stay there happily…..with big contract

  • Allen Wayne

    David Lee played in a championship team but I don’t think his value increased this past year. Quite the contrary, actually. He was a good fit an year ago but a new coach and injuries (maybe) changed everything just like that.

  • Brent Yen

    He is just not good in that GSW lineup…

  • Spot

    Exactly

  • Acbc

    The saying goes “don’t cut off your nose to spite your face”.

    A lot of people take the situation Lin’s in as a level playing field where his talent should be rewarded equally as other players. This clearly is not the case. The NBA doesn’t want an Asian guy to be a part of the game. They’ve tried everything possible to discourage Lin so that he would give up. Lin just won’t give them the satisfaction of proving them right. THIS IS THE UGLY TRUTH WE MUST ACCEPT. Lin just isn’t wanted but Lin won’t give up. Li will keep his foot in the door and keep taking the mental abuse. Lin will not cut off his nose to spite his face.

    Linsanity was a slap in the face also. He was last off the bench when they finally ran out of 3rd and 4th string PGs. Did he gain any respect from the league? No!

    All the people who keep saying that Lin should do this or that and go after the money instead don’t realize that Lin’s NBA career started because of divine chance. Lin just doesn’t care about money. He cares only to play starter minutes so that he can glorify God.

    If Lin gets a chance to play for a good fair coach, he’ll earn his way to the starter job. Yeah, they are using him…so what? What matters is that Lin is using them as well to recreate Lin Prime to give him a much bigger platform to spread the Word. Guess what, once he starts to win and show his worth, the money surely will follow. He doesn’t need a 20 million dollar contract, he could make 5 times that in endorsements.

    Don’t be like a prideful kid who wasn’t picked till last and take his ball home so no one can play! Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face (pride).

  • Brent Yen

    Man….I agree…but I still hope Lin can get a good contract.

  • JJ Hui

    Can you imagine PB got 6 mil each year for the first three years and 5 mil for the 4th? Lin cannot be less than him!

  • Jack

    Just read that Cuban showed jordan that he was misused in LA with Griffin there. Cuban said they showed jordan could be a 20/20 guy without Griffin. Wonder if they got something like that for Lin cause he was totally misused last year.

  • Brent Yen

    Hard to swallow. But OTOH…let’s say if Lin sign less but plays much happier…I guess it really does not matter how much PBev is making..

  • Spot

    I think it’s just Jeremy who got an agent with few players. Look at Asik: he got Arn Tellem I suppose and he had his 50 mln contract.

    Jeremy signed for Tanner to keep him the guy he is but Tanner cannot move players like others so it’s much more difficult.

    If Jeremy was with Fegan or others like that probably could’ve earned more money but been a different Jeremy.

  • Jack

    Lin needs a good contract and a chance to earn the respect of his peers. He deserves to be paid for his skills asian or not.

  • Spot

    Jordan got MAX. They offer 10% of that Max to Jeremy: no coach, no teammates no nothing. Just parsons calling Jeremy “please come with us”.

  • JJ Hui

    True!

  • Brent Yen

    Really do not wanna talk about the Asian thing….but so true….

  • Acbc

    My definition of a good contract is playtime only. Everything else will follow.

    Maybe because I come from tennis where there are NO GUARENTEE CONTRACKS. You eat what you kill. If you don’t win, you die. Basketball is a screwed up game that borders on WWF wrestling. Players get paid in advance for what they’ve done in the past. Do you get paid if you don’t do your job?

    Lin will get the job done only if he gets the ball in hand. Let him kill and then eat! I have absolute faith that Lin will destroy the rest of the field.

  • Brent Yen

    BTW…his agent will agree with you, endorsement money is better for his agents too…LOL

  • leeda harun

    if lin do not accept the offer..I think they will give the starting job to someone else.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess that also means happy? LOL I just hope he will enjoy playing…LOLI have never doubt his Skill set. BTW…if you saw the bb camp vid….you may or may not see Lin’s form change…

  • Riddick

    I generally agree w/your posts Acbc, but there are contradictions in what you’re saying this time…at least how I’m reading it. I’m not going to tire myself out in pointing them out or to argue. Let’s just agree to disagree.

  • Yascar

    I don’t disagree with you but Lin’s platform is the NBA and for him to continue having this platform, he needs to think about his longevity in the league. So for me, it’s not just about pride or money. It’s about thinking about his long term value so that he CAN continue playing, and therefore glorifying God.

  • TTNN

    Agree with the part that Lin is in a constant battle to stay in NBA, people tend to forget that part. I wouldn’t say he don’t care money, everybody do want the share they deserve. However, Lin still need to fight his spot, and he will balance on what he could get, and what he need to sacrifice.

    I really don’t like DAL lowball Lin, but, sometimes, we do need to live through that, just for the sake not to give up.

  • TTNN

    well, everyone need to play in a system fit them to succeed. Same apply to D Lee.

  • Brent Yen

    He just need a team that will hide his defense….GSW is not that team

  • TTNN

    He also don’t have range, and not fast enough to run. He is also not fast enough to guard smaller guy, so could not effectively switch in GSW defensive system.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…..exactly

  • Acbc

    No I haven’t seen the vid yet. Will check it out. I think a lot of the Lin fans on this site believes in him as well.

    The way I see it, play time is the logical first next step for Lin’s career. Money or respect never meant anything in the last 3 years. The white elephant in the room for that last 4 years is that no matter what stats he put up, he wasn’t wanted by his coaches or GM. Whatever the cause, Asian, Harvard, too smart…it all amounts to one thing. The last 3 teams didn’t want him.

  • Acbc

    Our Asian pioneers swallowed their pride to be abused by the system. They couldn’t send us back after they used us up to build their precious railroads. Instead they tried to make us die out by not allowing wives and family to join them. This is the price we had to pay to stay here. Sometimes, it’s hard to face the truth. We are Asian Americans and not American.

    Lin is like Jackie Robinson in that respect. He is a pioneer breaking down predjucice.

  • I’m checking DAL Mavs blog for latest FA news. You can bookmark it for latest update.
    http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2015/6/30/8869863/2015-nba-free-agency-rumors-dallas-mavericks

    Here’s the latest on JLin as of July 4, 1:35pm:
    Mavericks hope to add Lin and keep Barea (July 4, 1:35 p.m.): The Mavs need a new starting point guard but Barea provides valuable depth at the position.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617386222219083776

  • Brent Yen

    Yes…agreed….the source of the bias is not his production or salary anyway

  • Yellow

    How hard is it to do the maths adding the endorsement revenue brought to the team by signing Jeremy? I’m sure the money is more than enough to pay for the luxury tax that triggered by the over the cap signing.

    Ok, Dirk can’t wait any longer to win another ring, Cuban needs to save his face/ego before the Rox win the WCF(possible? heh..), so why can’t Cuban offer a decent contract?

    If you have done any budget for your business/employer, you would know the money you set aside for the personnel equals to the enhanced value to the entity you believe that particular person will add to the organization. Just my opinion.

  • I read Cuban and Parsons took Richard Jefferson to lunch to come back to Mavs for a veteran minimum.
    They used good relationship to bring him back. I expect Mavs will use Parsons/Lin relationship to persuade JLin to sign.

    I want to see if Cuban and Parsons will wine-and-dine Jeremy first. Then what will they offer beyond $2.6MLE?
    Cuban knows JLin values but will try to get JLin on board based on Parsons’ relationship for business reasons.
    It’s JLin’s agent job to drive a hard bargain to Cuban and the Mavs that JLin’s marketing will bring in more revenue to compensate any luxury tax. I agree Mavs need to take this into account

    I think both sides need to show willingness to compromise, not just JLin to take lower salary.
    A relationship based on mutual respect would have more future than one-sided exploitation

    No offer is made yet so I’ll be patient to see how much Cuban and the Mavs respect JLin.
    Hoping for the best

  • JoeTeam

    mirotic, oh yeah!

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Aldridge is no Tim Duncan if story can be believed. May just be sour grapes though:

    LaMarcus Aldridge is gone, and now the Trail Blazers can exhale their relief

    http://www.oregonlive.com/blazers/index.ssf/2015/07/lamarcus_aldridge_is_gone_and_now_the_trail_blazer.html

    It was the 2015 playoffs, Memphis, and the Trail Blazers’ bus was idling in front of the team hotel. A steady stream of players, coaches and support staff had boarded for the past 20 minutes, yet for the last five minutes, nary a soul had approached the steps.

    Still, the bus remained idling. Brake lights glowing. Engine chortling. Exhaust billowing toward Beale Street.

    And it remained idling … and idling … and idling … for a good five minutes.

    Finally, the brake lights relented. The driver spotted what he was waiting on: From the hotel, LaMarcus Aldridge emerged, giant headphones over his ears. When he boarded, the bus immediately went into gear and headed toward the arena.

    What struck me when I watched that scene, and what I’ve thought about often since then, is this: I wonder what Damian Lillard was thinking as he waited on that bus?

    And later, as Lillard flew home with his teammates from Memphis, I wonder what he thought when he looked and discovered that Aldridge had taken his own flight home the night prior?

    Those thoughts bring us back to today: July 4, 2015, a day that will stand for many things in Blazers history. It’s the day Aldridge left for the San Antonio Spurs. The day the franchise became Lillard’s. The first day of yet another rebuild.

    But it will also mark one of the biggest organizational exhales ever.

    See, inside the Trail Blazers, there is a collective sigh of relief knowing Aldridge is not returning.

    Don’t get me wrong: Everybody wanted him back in Portland; his talent made the Blazers a better team.

    But from the front office to the marketing department to the game-day support staff, there was a general exhaustion with Aldridge. Massaging an ego so often, for so many years, can take its toll.

    If there was a nick, a bump, or a bruise, Aldridge always wanted an MRI, prompting one former staffer to quip it was a good thing owner Paul Allen was rich enough to cover the frequent expense.

    Until this season, when he postponed a surgery on his non-shooting hand to help the Blazers make a playoff push, Aldridge was constantly looking for a reason to sit out games, particularly if it was after his status as an All-Star had been cemented that season.

    He could be a sweet guy. He bought a luxury suite at the Moda Center for the kids at the St. Mary’s Home for Boys. And he periodically surprised employees with gifts.

    But he was so bitter about perceived slights that happened nine years ago – 9 years! – and so insistent that he was always getting the short end of the stick that the entire organization walked on egg shells around him.

    The Blazers were so concerned with Aldridge’s sensitivity of feeling overlooked that it sent a memo to the marketing department. All commercial and publicity projects were to first run through Aldridge. When the NBA Cares commercial came through Portland this year, Aldridge turned down the opportunity. So second choice went to Damian Lillard, who did the shoot.

    Once it aired nationally throughout NBA broadcasts, Aldridge became chaffed and took it as another example of Lillard being the franchise’s darling.

    The Aldridge-Lillard tension was real … and created entirely by Aldridge’s insecurity. Lillard is bright and polite, and sensed Aldridge’s delicate ego. As a result, he always went out of his way to compliment Aldridge, and to trumpet that the Blazers were Aldridge’s team, Aldridge’s franchise.

    Lillard’s public acquiescence was not enough for Aldridge’s camp. They felt the kid needed to bow to Aldridge in person. They wanted Lillard to say it to his face.

    So as he sat on that bus in the middle of a playoff series where both he and Aldridge were under performing, Lillard’s mind could have been drifting toward some ugly thoughts.

    This week, I think Lillard gave us a pretty good idea what was going through his head at that moment.

    It wasn’t jealousy. It wasn’t spite. And it wasn’t ego.

    I guarantee you Lillard was thinking about the team. Just as he was this week when he phoned Aldridge in Los Angeles to clear the air. Before Aldridge made a decision, Lillard wanted him to know what he thought of him as a teammate, and what he thought they could accomplish together.

    While Aldridge spent much of the past nine seasons worrying whether he was being treated fairly, Lillard has worried about nothing but winning since he’s been in Portland.

    That’s why I’ve always said the Blazers are in great hands even if Aldridge leaves. Sure, the Blazers will take a step back next season. Perhaps even a big step back. But in terms of leadership and a singular focus on winning, this team is in better shape with Lillard.

    The easy, and cheap, dagger to throw lately has been Lillard doesn’t play defense and is consumed with selling shoes. And it’s true: Lillard needs to work on his defense, and he is the first to admit that. And it’s true, he spent the past two weeks in Asia and France promoting Adidas shoes. But the critics fail to note the evidence between the appearances: his sweat-soaked shorts in daily, sometimes twice daily, workouts.

    The kid busts his tail. And more than anything else, he cares. But it’s what he cares about that matters: he cares about the Blazers and about winning.

    He doesn’t care about making sure everybody knows he’s the star, which is how Aldridge frequently making the entire team wait was interpreted. And I dare to venture Lillard would never fly home separate from the team in a playoff series, distancing himself from his brothers and eliminating the opportunity to gameplan or discuss adjustments needed in a series he trailed 0-2.

    So yeah, it was a bad day in Portland. One of the longest tenured players in franchise history chose to leave, taking with him one playoff series victory, which happened to be sealed by Lillard. I wish it didn’t come to this, because I had come to respect Aldridge immensely for his growth as a player, and I appreciated the level of relevance his play afforded the Blazers.

    So mourn today, Rip City. But tomorrow, move on. It’s a new era, with a new face of the franchise.

    It’s why moments after Aldridge tweeted his decision I texted Lillard.

    “Your team now. Excited to see what you do with it. I have no doubts you are ready,” I wrote.

    His response was two words:

    “I am.”

  • PPP

    Cap limit? Not sure how the Mavs can resolve that.

  • GoodDayLA

    sour grapes. Just trying to put lipstick on a pig. Kobe is 10000 times worse and LA puts up with it year after year for a reason. He makes them money.

  • I think there are 2 sides of the story.

    Another OregonLive article tells a different story
    Canzano: Don’t blame LaMarcus Aldridge for Blazers breakup

    http://www.oregonlive.com/sports/oregonian/john_canzano/index.ssf/2015/07/canzano_dont_blame_lamarcus_al.html#incart_most-read_blazers_article

    Plus, logically if LMA is the only cancer, he’ll be the only one gone. But 4 out of 5 starters are gone now.
    Something fishy is brewing in Portland and many can’t wait to leave.
    JLin should never go there

  • Yellow

    my hunch is Jeremy will land a deal with the least expected team.. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Hibbert is perfect. An obsolete slow center for an obsolete coach and system:

    Roy Hibbert And The Indiana Pacers Are Headed For A Messy Divorce

    http://deadspin.com/the-indiana-pacers-and-roy-hibbert-are-headed-towards-a-1698683342

    Roy Hibbert is an awkward fit in today’s pace-and-space NBA. He doesn’t shoot well near the basket or from distance, he isn’t a particularly gifted passer, and he can’t sprint up and down the court repeatedly

  • GoodDayLA

    thanks for stating the obvious

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree.

  • The thing that worries me is Barea might get deals done before They talk to Lin as supposedly starting PG. At least they need to secure Lin 1st before committing to Barea. Now it feels like Lin gets what’s left rather than Mavs getting closer to what others offer.

    I just want to see how much Mavs want Lin.
    So far it sounds take-it-or-leave-it which I don’t like

  • BScott will think Kobe look like Flash next to Hibbert so it’s perfect to make Kobe look good in his farewell season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • blubell

    Somewhat like when Jeremy was unexpectedly traded to the Lakers… hopefully, this time it works out 🙂

  • Spot

    I’m not worried about Jeremy’s destination. I know Jeremy makes gold from crap.

    I only wish Jeremy could have a long and successfull carreer in his new team. That’s what Brent said.

    He deserves to have his city as long as he is in NBA. He deserves to be the PG and be used like that. We will see if time has come.

  • Keith

    What could be worse than Rockets & Lakers that Lin had to deal w/?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree with you bro…I get so frustrated with Lin fan wanting him to go to teams where he could again get marginalized and treated unfairly…..I’m starting to wonder whether these Lin fans are really Lin fan for suggesting teams that could only offer Lin about 15 minutes at best.

    With Spurs, you have Parker who is a legend there, just like Kobe and he’ll play a lot…Even if he’s hurt, you still have patty Mills and even corey joseph who some are still very high on.

    Also, I really don’t trust Popovich as far as social skills with players…He tend to scream and treat his players like children…I was watching a playoff game and I was stunned at the way he was screaming at Kawhi Leonard and calling for a sub to go get him out of the game because of a mistake…Pop is hot headed and I wonder whether Lin will be able o deal with his temper after a few turnovers.

    I could see Pop quickly putting Lin in his doghouse because of turnovers…He’s a perfectionist and I’d be very afraid for Lin in this situation.

  • LA

    Lin is so bad haha and I’m asian

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Rzo Vlade

    from realgm bulls forum this is coach hoiberg style…..

    I followed Iowa State for a while. Hoiberg has a quick hitting offense that often gets open shots on secondary breaks or earlier in the shot clock. His plays get them open, Its up to the players to hit them. Of course he cares about defense but Bulls brought him in for him to run his innovative offense and so he lets Boylen handle the defense.

    Or in football terms, Hoiberg is the offensive coordinator/head coach and Boylen is the Defensive coordinator

  • Yascar

    Seems right up Jeremy’s street

  • Grace Nsns
  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks tanking team…….

  • Spot

    As long as they pay him, I’m good.

    Phila switched picks with Kings, am I wrong?

    Anyway in the East Jeremy can pad his stats and increase his market. There are no PG there.

    And we all know Jeremy loves fairytales: imagine the garbage team led by the Asian guy collecting victories after victories…

  • Rzo Vlade

    okafor isn’t happy being a sixers it wont go anywhere even padded stats no thanks expect drama with okafor

  • Spot

    When team win there’s no drama. Dramas happen when they lose

  • Rzo Vlade

    you think sixers will win check the line up even in east they are be dead last

  • Rzo Vlade

    check the line up of knicks they are improved and check the east team line…. up sixers aint going no hwere lottery bound stealth tank

  • Spot

    I know Jeremy makes gold out of crap

  • Grace Nsns

    Just checked on sixers, wow Hinkie looks bad here. http://www.libertyballers.com/2015/6/28/8858155/sixers-paid-pelicans-3-million-for-not-disclosing-jrue-holidays

    “The 76ers were ordered to pay the New Orleans Pelicans $3 million by the NBA last season for not fully disclosing Jrue Holiday’s injury history before he was traded two years ago, according to two sources.”

    Holiday’s been struggling with this stress fractures in his lower right leg, stress fractures no trivial. Pelicans may need a starting PG? Anthony Davis perfect partner.

  • Rzo Vlade

    ,yeah I want jlin there also dont know the cap

  • David Kim

    Steve Kyler – Verified account ‏@stevekylerNBA

    Not enough cash for Lin, he has bigger money offers. There is interest but no cap cash https://twitter.com/jamesconway912/status/617660532988977152

  • Grace Nsns

    hahahah,

  • 1mtoldman

    what he said. lin’s already had money and no minutes how has that worked out so far? what he needs is minutes. not money. a. if he gets minutes then the money will follow (or as “the alphabet” above puts it: “let him kill and then eat!”-) b. he’s already got and will continue to have anyway: all the money he frickin needs or could possibly do anything with.

    and c: obvious, and still somehow needs to keep being repeated, to date lin is the perfect example of how money is no guarantee of opporutnity or sign of respect only the illusion of same.

  • Yascar

    Talks about NY later on in the conversation for Lin. Not sure they have cap space enough for him either.

  • Grace Nsns

    Somebody posted a list of teams’ available space today, can’t spot it anywhere. I remember that Knikcs still have 4-5M.

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Yascar

    There you go. My sentiments exactly.

  • Rzo Vlade

    bad side you will be traded to tanking team

  • Rzo Vlade

    dark horse team with capspace or injured players

    pelicans = jrue days are number he has a nagging injury..i dont know the pelicans cap and if cole sign with cavs… pelican posible

    portland = 26m capsspace can start with dmian at the 2 or interchange

    bulls = 5m mle plus contender run and gun system possible playing at same time with drose (rose also has health issue)

  • Dan Cohen

    Thank you for pointing this out!!!
    I have been saying this indirectly in a way.. well actually at the other site…

    Like someone incorrectly said , if lakers pay them 1 billion dollars, and mav pays them 1 million dollar , play for mav..!!

    I was like what!!!!! If lakers pay lin 1 billion dollars, PLAY FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO NOT START HIM AND PLAY HIM LOTS OF MINUTES.. because they will look like idiots for not using him and is forced to play him…. just like how in houston even though mchale hates lin, he is force to play him due to his 25 million dollar contract else he will make the owner look like a fool. If it wasn’t for his big contract, mchale would’ve bench him a long time ago before you can even say linsanity.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yup you got it….if they dont play you with high paycheck hey thanks for the money i am chillin no sweat at least you cannot just trade me

  • Rzo Vlade

    they only get to trade him when expiring but you can see the moment they got harden they are looking to trade him

  • JT

    He kind of brought it on himself by waiting so long until teams were out of capspace…perhaps because he was overseas..

  • Rzo Vlade

    actually it is double edge…..look free agency are dried up no talent there on the market teams are desperate so jlin has 8 suitors

  • JT

    all the good teams have no capspace left, the only “desperate” ones are the garbage teams

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats why I said double edge hahhha

  • kittyhead

    Still feel confused why knicks want Lin since they already have 3 point guards.

  • Rzo Vlade

    pissing melo theres a report jackson trying to piss melo

  • Dorothy

    Exactly. I feel Lin misstepped when he kept saying money is not his concern, being starter is his goal. I understand Lin does not care about money, but this is not how America works. If you are desirable, they will bend forward and backward for you. Lin please, do not be naive again. Do not trust what the teams are telling you, by now you should have learned your lesson. I think coming out from a family both parents were high tech employees , PLUS this inexperienced agent may make Lin less business savvy. A economic degree does not teach one how business is run.

  • Yascar

    Arguably, it may not have mattered much because the big fish had to go first. Maybe it won’t matter in the end, but there will be questions on that if he ends up with a bad contract and/or a bad team.

    But I’ve already argued to death that he should have been here earlier and was practically flogged for it. So I’ll stop right there.

    Let’s just sit back and try to enjoy the ride.

  • Rzo Vlade

    any person here had a connection to jlin entourage somebody relay this information…..this is disaster to be happen

  • Grace Nsns

    ?? link please?

  • Yascar

    I would hope his agent knows enough to warn him on this, but I get the feeling our boy may be too stubborn to listen.

    The thing with Jeremy is that money isn’t his priority – fine. But staying in the NBA presumably is, in which case, money and contracts and perceptions count a lot.

    He has not handled that balance too well so far in this free agency.

    But again, if he pulls if off, tiger fans can eat crow. For his sake, I’ll eat a hundred crows if only for Jeremy’s welfare.

  • Yascar

    He once said his team makes sure the replies on his prayer list are forwarded to him, and he does read them.

  • Maknusia

    Wow 750 post in a day!!!!! Lin fans are awesome!!!!
    I need to catchup quite a bit though! 🙂

  • Wandais38 .

    his agents do all of the negotiating for him. it does not matter if he went on the trip, since there are multiple ways of contacting him. he did not wait….the teams went in the order of signing that were important to them. if the teams want him they will get in touch with his agents and make arrangements. if teams want you they will let you know. in 2015 someone being on a trip is not relevant.

  • Maknusia

    I think he knows what he is doing, given the circumstances and experience from past two teams he had been. Its actually a catch 22.
    On one end you want to wait till the pieces fall in place so he can make his move so that dont get surprises with another ballhog teammate or a bad coach, but waiting long, would also pinch on the cap space for many teams.

    On the other hand, if he were to grab to early, he may end up with another ROX or LAL kinda scenario and would not be able to start, since that is his top priority.

    End of the day, if Lin is happy playing his style of BB, I’m with him

  • Maknusia

    Link on the 8 teams thats interested? It was widely reported yesterday and JLin had mentioned about it during his interview in Taiwan. It should be buried somewhere deep in the thread

  • Maknusia

    Right or wrong, best or not, its JLin’s decision….the whole scenario is very subjective…making decision objectively is kinda difficult, because of this play 2 season outcomes

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s all Lakers fault. Bc that’s the way Lakers always did to their old players. Davis told MM, he likes Lakers but he just couldn’t wait for that long bc it’s either he took the job from Portland or he missed that chance & now Lakers only have 5.5 left for 6 players…?! smh!

  • Maknusia

    You are not wrong either…but as I said (above post), its very subjective

  • Rzo Vlade

    off topic theres 7iger user in my up vote is this the tiger fan troll jlin complaining about

  • Maknusia

    maybe they will trade some, once they get Lin…they could re-mold a better team via trade

  • pero_square

    I get what you are saying and I bet Jeremy feel the same way. However survival in the NBA depends not only on your skills but also your popularity/brand power. I fear that unless Jeremy blow up again like he did during linsanity, accepting a low ball offer would hurt his image in the long term. It’s unfair but that’s just the way it is. JLin is in his prime right now so this is crucial that he make the right choice for himself this time. I trust in Jeremy and his team to find the right balance between fit and money.

  • Yascar

    Not sure about not relevant. Agree that it is not as important as it used to be. But if appearances didn’t matter at all, then you wouldn’t have all these recruitment efforts and wining and dining.

    But it may all very well be part of the strategy and my stance had always been, if he and his team pull it off then hats off to them. I’m an irrelevant fan and I’ll happily eat crow.

  • Jedi

    If so, I will start trolling hard (but politely) so that Jlin will complain about Star Wars nerds.

  • Rzo Vlade

    grin…..

  • Yascar

    Oh yeah nobody is disputing it’s his decision. He’s not going to listen to any of us anyway. Just hope he does listen to people who will give him good advice.

  • Maknusia

    lol…we never know…but I think Lin is wiser now and would learn to come out off such situation if he had to re-face it again

  • Maknusia

    whatever it is…lets see how Lillard carries the team now

  • pero_square

    I just skim the thread for news articles and twitter posts from insiders. There are too much of “LIN SHOULD DO THIS AND THAT” going on. I know fans are just anxious and want the best for Jeremy but it’s not for me. I trust and believe in JLin and his team to do what is right for him.

  • Maknusia

    True…if they are serious they offer need to be serious as well, lets see

  • Maknusia

    well said TTNN

  • Rick Johnson

    I think Mav’s messed up paying too much for Wesley Mathews not leaving enough for PG. Jordan is a waste of you don’t have a good PG to get him the ball. Doubt JJ will do it and Parsons has never proven he’s a playmaker. Thought Mav’s was a good organization but not anymore. They were stupid to blow up a Championship team.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    exactly…Lin needs to be careful about playing for a massive pay cut…I keep hearing how he should take minimum wage….if they valued you, they’d pay you what you are worth.

  • Rick Johnson

    He must have been wishing to go to a contending team that were held up by LA and Jordan. If he was prioritizing money he would have gone to SAC or NYK early in process.

  • Rick Johnson

    Couldn’t you have a “no trade clause”.

  • Acbc

    Does anyone know if making a charitable donation to a player’s charity considered to be cap use? If it doesn’t, Lin can play for the Spus at vet minimum with a 8 million signing donation to Lin’s charity.

    Andre Agassi did that late in his career when he went from Nike to Adidas. He stipulated that money had to be donated to his charter schools. Now Agassi has the best chartered schools all across the country for disadvantaged kids.

  • Wandais38 .

    recruitment efforts will go on whether we know about them or not. if a team wants you they are going to reach out to you whether you are available for wining and dining or not. if DJ was on a trip, do you think mark Cuban would not have went after him because he was out of town and it made him seem uninterested?

    jlin planned his trip and if a team was interested in him, then he will know about it whether he is in town or not, or whether it was reported on social media or otherwise. just because he did not go to lunch with them yet does not mean there is no communication. he knows who is interested, is back in town now, and can dine with the teams that are interested.
    jlin went out of town and waited and now he knows where team’s priorities are as it should be. now he can be less worried about signing and having someone like rondo or pb showing up.

  • Maknusia

    exactly

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Cuban doesn’t leave any room for a PG in cap space or his mind.

  • Maknusia

    Happy 4th of July, Everyone..missing it…Cheers..

  • Acbc

    It’s not mr. Alphabets, lol. ACBC is initials of me and my wife, like ACDC “highway to h***”

    Lin has a net worth of over 30 million. Someone posted that he made more money than the top 40 players in the NBA based upon salary and endorsement. I’d love to hear from Wu Kong on his actual numbers on his net worth and annual earnings, but it doesn’t take a genius to add 2+2 together to know that Lin has more money than he needs to live for the rest of his life.

  • Yascar

    Yes but there is a difference between “reaching out” and registering interest versus talking to a prospective player to join the team.

    I’m not disputing there was a lot that would have gone on behind the scenes. I’ve been part of a negotiating party, not in the NBA but for sports teams. We call, we make arrangements and then we meet them. For 4 days, Jeremy wasn’t available to meet anyone. That might not have swung my decision, but when you’re juggling several other decisions, it’s a little bit annoying. That’s my only point.

    It’s just my opinion. It’s got no bearing on Jeremy whatsoever.

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • Yascar

    That’s intriguing but wouldn’t it be construed as trying to circumvent the cap rules?

  • PPP

    Sorry, committed to a contract doesn’t mean that contract will be signed first.

  • Maknusia

    Below is 2014-15 MLE…you need to add 3% for coming season

    $5.305 million for teams without cap room, below the tax apron
    $3.278 million for teams over the tax apron
    $2.575 million for teams with cap room

  • Maknusia

    excited as well…he is maturing and with hard experience last 2 season, I think he would have build a mindset to excel wherever he goes

  • Maknusia

    less the PR value that CP carries..lol

  • Grace
  • 7iger

    No, lol I been here long b4 you even exist I just don’t comments that much anymore. My user name is 7iger but I am not a tiger fan. Actually, I leave Lin’s life decision to homslef and I just follow him as a fan. I don’t use twitter and don’t troll.

  • Grace

    ooops, sorry I didn’t see this post soon enough

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Brent Yen

    Your can not do that I think….it only works for tax purposes I assume…

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rzo Vlade

    ohhh…..is this better idk

  • Jack

    Agreed. Lin should not have to settle. Get the money and the ideal situation. Jeremy deserves it at this point.

  • Jack

    Kyle Irving isn’t a true PG. Jeremy should not backup a SG in PG’s body.

  • ahome

    my 1st 4 choices are spurs, no, 76rs & bulls but if jeremy can’t be w/ these teams I hope portland surprise us all, its a good team w/ young players, po experienced, good coach and lin will still get to play w/ Ed

  • Easy

    I worry LBJ could treat Lin even worse than harden did

  • Acbc

    Thanks for this. Good read

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep if he could threat blatt crap jlin will be threated worse

  • Rick Johnson

    Irving also seems to be injury prone and after last season probably shy about trying to play through injury like what happened to Rose. JLin could get lots of play time, exposure and a guaranteed playoff run. Dellavedova got a lot of props for 6 quarters of good play. Think what it would be like with Lin for a whole season.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Alot of backseat fan, coaches, agents…going on here too? Sheeesh. At least makes for entertaining reading for trolls maybe. SMH, as Joyce would say, lol.

  • JJ Hui

    Jeremy Lin Rap in Chinese II and Hat-Trick: 2015 Asia tour is over. Thanks to everybody!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=un2UxKSW3s8&feature=youtu.be

  • Rzo Vlade

    ” Dellavedova got a lot of props for 6 quarters of good play”

    LMAO

  • Acbc

    Many years ago, the U.S. Rider Cup golf team complained bitterly about the fact that PGA America made millions in TV revenue but the players never got a dime from it. The players were accused of being unpatriotic for not playing for their country for free! A settlement was reached that a sum of money would be donated to the Player’s own charities with tax breaks going to them.

    In Lin’s case, he wouldn’t care where the tax break went IF he can get the “respect” that many seem so hung up on. The franchise can keep the tax break for themselves and that would make it a legitimate charity donation because Lin gets no benifits from it.

    Everyone gets what they want and Lin gets to play for a team that ” really ” wants him.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Is my dream coming true? Had a weird dream JLin going to the Cavs yesterday

  • Rzo Vlade

    toast for you if happen

  • Alain Gervais

    how much money do they have

  • Rzo Vlade

    dan gilbert doesn’t care he is spending like crazy

  • Rick Johnson

    If it happens I want you to dream of stocks and post all your dreams. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    if mavs want add the 2.8 they have now and stretch felton add 2.6 lin could get 5.4 million. now this is to low still for lin but atleast he would get some security

  • Rzo Vlade

    what if Peter Truong From Riverside CA prediction come tru that jlin will sign with cavs….what price he would get
    a special notice with his name?

  • Maknusia

    2015 earning was 15mil (LAL) + 4mil (Adidas and Tag Heuer) = 19mil

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    My dream was 5.6 mils for the first yr lol

  • Rzo Vlade

    i take it…sign it with no question

  • orLinaryjoe

    He would fit well if allowed to start or major play minutes

  • Alain Gervais

    also i don’t understand the was tim macmahon meant but mavs have 2.8 and will street 2.6 for lin and ??? barea. did he mean both take 2 million or one will take th combined figure??

  • Maknusia

    we would need more of @Dinoneseus:disqus then!

  • Rzo Vlade

    whenever i see 2 no thanks i want to see 5 or 6

  • Briiick

    Cuban leaves 2m cap room for a PG because he doesn’t think he needs one with a retiring Dirk and a “point forward”, but he doesn’t mind if some good PG plays for him for “friendship”.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks bro

  • Yascar

    Lol what would be the point of these forums without it? Sit back and relax. As long as we don’t meltdown and start hurling insults at each other, all good.

  • Alain Gervais

    the way its written it make it seem they will sign both but area made 5 million last year???

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    lin has to get that extra 2.6 or no deal. mavs to show they believe in lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Bleacher Report NBAVerified account‏@BR_NBA

    Hidden gems that are still on the market #NBAFreeAgency http://ble.ac/1LMj6SR

    https://twitter.com/BR_NBA/status/617721466654728194

  • Briiick

    Mavs forgot that Lin still needed to be paid, even though they had wanted him so much.

  • Maknusia

    True…out of 27 available PGs; only 8 had confirmed their signings

  • orLinaryjoe

    The guessing part is fine. It’s when “he should have, signed earlier, he should not have gone on his trip, his agent is soft, he should have gotten a tattoo, his ear ring is fugly…” Very wise backseat coaches we are.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Lol

  • Maknusia

    FA Signing thus far…

  • joyce ward

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 22h22 hours ago
    I’m told there’s some “active conversations” regarding Jeremy Lin’s free agency options. Likely something will finalize early next week

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not hidden. We know he will be a great value!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Knew that is going on. No worries on my part. Will follow him where he ends up.

  • Maknusia

    Everyone has expectation…including fans 🙂
    Its okay to state their personal opinion…we can always agree to disagree

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m wondering how good the Mav’s are going to be. Matthews Achilles tendon tear isn’t something NBA players can easily recover from

    How An Achilles Tear Affects NBA Players (Or, Why Kobe Is Screwed)

    http://regressing.deadspin.com/how-an-achilles-tear-affects-nba-players-or-why-kobe-472944871

    Dr. Douglas Cerynik and Dr. Nirav H. Amin, both of Drexel University, were co-authors of the paper and kind enough to speak with me this past weekend. Along with their other collaborators, they examined 18 players who’d sustained ruptured Achilles tendons between the years of 1992 and 2012. Of those players, seven never returned to play in the NBA, and 11 came back for at least one season. Eight of those 11 returned to the league for multiple seasons.

    The average age for injured players was 29.7, with seven years of playing experience (Kobe’s in his 17th year); in the first year back from injury, players played 5.21 fewer minutes per game. That number dropped to 4.42 in the second year back. More tellingly, player efficiency rating (PER) dropped by 4.64 the first year back and 4.28 the second. To understand how severe that drop is, consider: This year, a difference of 4.64 PER is the difference between Kobe Bryant andErsan Ilyasova.

    History not kind for ruptured Achilles recovery
    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/fantasy-basketball-today/25095586/history-not-kind-for-ruptured-achilles

  • orLinaryjoe

    That’s fine, free to smh as well. No names mentioned.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Free agency winners and loses so far:
    http://cavsnation.com/biggest-winners-and-losers-of-free-agency/10/

    Let’s see who will win Jlin prize. Best for last.

  • Briiick

    When Dirk is getting closer and closer to retirement, Cuban couldn’t wait to expose himself on BB.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Where is Michael?

  • Maknusia

    He was in deep sleep…just woke up….a day ago

  • orLinaryjoe

    Let’s see some business money too. Friendship doesn’t grow on trees, money do, lol. Still would be a deal. 5mil min.

  • Elysian Bandos

    why has jlin not make a decision yet? all the players he waited for has chosen a team

  • Rzo Vlade

    next week…jlin is a diva

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    He just got back last night. Maybe today or early next week.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Master negotiator. Never settle until all the deal breakers are ironed out. By no means “desperate”.

  • Rick Johnson

    Probably working out $ issues. Perhaps moves have to be made to get under salary caps. Perhaps moves require multiple cooperative teams.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Winning a championship with the Cavs will bring his Value up high. Cavs will go to the final again for sure

  • Rzo Vlade

    there are 8 teams want him so it may take time ……aldrige has 5 suitors

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, by end of week. No, Lin is the anti Diva, but has Diva swag, lol.

  • Ttt

    Even Felton is owed over 4 mil this coming year. Trade or waive him and add it to Jeremy’s offer!

  • Maknusia

    Is Jeremy Lin A Good Fit For The Cavs

    http://cavsnation.com/is-jeremy-lin-a-good-fit-for-the-cavs/

    Lin had a decent year in LA, although he was in and out of the starting lineup. He was able to share the ball with Kobe while also getting the bigs involved. Despite this, he did not shoot as well as expected, averaging 11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. With the Lakers out of playoff contention early-on in the season, head coach Byron Scott elected to start rookie Jordan Clarkson instead, leaving Jeremy to come off the bench.

    Lin needs to make a comeback, and there are not many better fits for him than the Cavs. The Cavs are in need of a backup point guard that can distribute the ball and shoot the ball when necessary. Lin can also play off the ball as a spot up shooter when LeBron wants the ball in his hands. Lin’s season with the Cavs did not bode well for his playing career, as many potential suitors are not keen on his performance from last season. The Cavs are known for being able to get high profile players to perform (i.e. JR Smith). In addition, Lin would definitely welcome the idea of playing with 3 all-stars, where he isn’t the center of attention. He would also very much appreciate a reunion with Shump and Smith- two former Knicks whom he had great chemistry with.

  • orLinaryjoe

    GSW would have had more trouble with Lin in place of Dell.

  • Rzo Vlade

    if that happens jlin will never set foot in bay area again….angry bay area mob will lynch him

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Dallas still confident of getting Lin. I’m having my doubts setting in about Dallas in regards to how competitive they are basketball wise. Matthews coming off Achilles. Parsons microfracture surgery I don’t think is as serious but I don’t think will not be 100% at the start of the season. Lack of depth. Lin / Jordan PnR would be awesome though.

    Tim MacMahonVerified account‏@espn_macmahon

    @MrBaldo_AFO Still expect deal to get done, nothing new since yesterday

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617709422513553408

  • dolphin2k2

    LOL, isn’t JR the one that said that there would be a problem in the locker room if Knicks matched Lin’s offer from HOU? Why would Lin want a reunion with JR?

  • JT

    what are your expectations? They’re obviously not a championship level roster. However, they are a playoff roster and can contend for 6-8th seed.

  • Rzo Vlade

    break the bank cuban

  • orLinaryjoe

    About 5 mil min.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep thats how far they will go same with clips and rockets (word is josh smith will sign with kings)

  • Rick Johnson

    Here goes the defensive weakness “dung” (will that get by Discus scanners?) again:

    Tim MacMahonVerified account‏@espn_macmahon

    @MrBaldo_AFO Haha. Like Lin as low-price fit. Need another pick-n-roll ballahandler, he’s improved as 3 shooter and DJ can mask D weaknesses

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617720804403326976

  • orLinaryjoe

    Problem in locker room is Melo.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks bro

  • orLinaryjoe

    That low price fit would be 5mil min, and still a bargain.

  • Rzo Vlade

    2m is their offer no thanks

  • orLinaryjoe

    In a heartbeat, or they are not serious.

  • It’s good to allow some time for teams to pursue him so whoever gets him will be grateful and work their hardest to define an important role for him.
    As they say, easy come easy go

  • orLinaryjoe

    Nah, all talk. No way settling. Hold out and let them be creative. Negotiate with others.

  • Spot

    Tell Fegan to find 2.5 mln PG, not Jeremy!

    They could have him for 8-10 mln if they did snt for Hibbert. That’s the level of their respect…

  • Alain Gervais

    thats what negotiation is for

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris‏@haralabob

    Blast Kobe for taking max from the Lakers and hogging capspace. Blast Duncan for taking less to sign with Spurs. Sports Journalism in 2015

    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/617735220826087424

  • orLinaryjoe

    That’s why our boy ain’t signing.

  • Rick Johnson

    Is JR coming back? I haven’t heard that they re-signed him yet. I’m hoping JR goes to Sacramento that would be a circus JR / Rondo / Cousins / Karl. LOL

  • CJSHYY

    So it’s true now?!

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Very bad idea for Lin to go to GSW because if they don’t make it to the final, they will blame on Lin for sure.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Lin has lots of options and factors to weigh. How teams could use him, how he would fit, how competitive the team would be, how it would effect his long term career, money. It’s fun to speculate but in end his decision and wish him the best and that it works out well.

    Steve KylerVerified account‏@stevekylerNBA

    Steve Kyler retweeted Bo

    He had a lot of interest – finding a deal is the next part had to wait out upper tier deals

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/617715134065213440

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    Haha, more Charmin.

  • CJSHYY

    If there is another choice I will not want him to be a Mav … don’t like the way they talk about him. smh!

  • BobbyH

    Since following Lin, most of fans here know to some degree what a wonderful environment NBA is. Lin, alone with his diehard fans, experienced it first hand.

    Those words can sum up what Lin faced since his incredible NBA journey: Ego, ball-hog, lies, throwing under bus, dishing and bashing, DNP-CD, bench, backup PG at best, death stare, BS words from BS, can’t defend, and the list is at the mercy of hater’s/doubters’ imagination to grow.

    With those in mind, I really can only trust one team to honor their words – Spurs. If Maves chooses to low-ball Lin without their significant effort but only with empty promises, at first sign of trouble, Lin would be the low-price low-cost scapegoat. Really, with 2M, I would rather prefer Lin goes to Spurs. At least being there, he would be given a fair chance to fight thru the ranks.

  • Rick Johnson

    Adi Joseph ‏@AdiJoseph 56s56 seconds ago

    Pro move would be signing Duncan and Ginobili to five-year guaranteed minimum contracts. Payout would be $7.6 million by my calculations.

    https://twitter.com/AdiJoseph/status/617740473948577793

    Create cap space for Lin? More if Ginobili retires.

  • Alain Gervais

    bold guess …..i think lin will sign today

  • Brent Yen

    Seems like Lin’s first FA for Lin is not easy, not that straight forward at least….let’s hope for the best!

  • Brent Yen

    But that will subject to over 36 rule tho….IF they both retire next yr…it will hit the cap space

  • Rick Johnson

    At least he has options this time. NYK’s scared off a lot of teams last time with their “match him up to a billion $” talk.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir….I am very optimistic, he will find what is best for him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Cap goes up so much next year though it might not be that much of a factor.

  • Alain Gervais

    still looks like the mavs

  • Brent Yen

    Indeed…then it will just depends on what Manu and Timmy decides

  • Alain Gervais

    come on

  • Rick Johnson

    The Mav’s fans comments are worse. Would be Houston fans all over again. Though when given the chance and the ball in the right system he will break out and they will all become bandwagon fans.

  • pero_square

    A friend and Asian discount? Nope, not today.

  • Brent Yen

    Some kind of the deal is in process right now. It may materialize, it may not…..tho…Cap space is too tight to maneuver.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! From that reporter said… it seems to be the case.

  • Brent Yen

    I dislike this reporter a lot….

  • Alain Gervais

    they have lawyers for that

  • Brent Yen

    For most of us’ heart and brain’s sake….please

  • joyce ward

    Wouldn’t trust any media outlet except for Woj.

  • Alain Gervais

    right now i think its about how much lin can pull from the mavs.

  • Brent Yen

    That reporter is kept sending message about how Lin should just take it…..Not saying Lin should or should not….but I do not like him….that reporter

  • joyce ward

    lin is not going to take that low bid salary.smh

  • Alain Gervais

    lol i hope so

  • Rick Johnson

    CBA rules are so complicated with so many exceptions caveats that we speculate this and that with the basics and then when it happens your like “how did they do that? I didn’t know you could do that”.

  • Alain Gervais

    he may if he wouldn’t we wouldn’t of heard the rumors. from what was said it was lin who was open to it knowing they wouldn’t have much after dj signed.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL yes indeed

  • CJSHYY

    But it’s from Mav. Hope this one year he can really have the chance to play his skill out. I hope CP take his time as much as possible to take care his injury. smh!

  • Alain Gervais

    well he is a fan. he wants the mavs to succeed. they need a pnr pg. sooooo…… for me id never tell a guy how much money he should take. its their money and well being

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. But no need to trash him bc just hope this one year Lin can have his chance..

  • joyce ward

    I think is just speculating. He works for the mavs and that’s his job to write like they are the leads in getting lin.Obviously he mad a crack about lin being this price because of his bad defense

  • Brent Yen

    As a Pro reporter, at least came up with some scenarios like what Kpelton did.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya but good source of info from the Mav’s side. Later when JLin lights up the court everyone going to say what a steal he was and how brilliant Cuban and Parsons are. SMH

  • Acbc

    It’s laughable to hear all the talk about fantasy money that only Lin will get. Most of us wouldn’t even see 2.5 million in a life time and we quibble about Lin not getting enough like it belongs to us.

    The NBA is less about talent than about popularity and who looks the right part! All of us that lives and work in America have seen it first hand how hard work sometimes doesn’t amount to cow pie. It’s who you know and if you fit into their crowd!

    Lin knows the numbers so I’m sure he’ll do the best he can to secure WHAT HE NEEDS AND WHAT HE WANTS. BTW, he has said many times already that money is not his biggest concern.

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly….I dislike him…..national reporters at least will do the research and came up with some scenarios that can give Lin more money

  • Alain Gervais

    i just hope they stretch felton and give lin 5.4 but for the mavs they probably don’t want feltons salary on the books for 2-3 year. if thats how the stretch provision works???

  • Brent Yen

    So….in your opinion….you pick MAVs or SAS ? regardless of the money

  • Rzo Vlade

    we didn’t set the price its the market value of the nba today…. 2m and 3m are garbage

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    But you have to understand that 2.5 mils is pocket change to them compare to us.

  • joyce ward

    So, that is what he suppose to do to put it out there like they in the lead to get him signed.

  • Alain Gervais

    still should never lower the value too much. could break your market. discount ok but dam near free is a no no.

  • Briiick

    If mavs “forgot” to leave enough cap room for signing Lin, but still pretend they are the team wanting him the most, I can only think that mavs are helping him bargain with other teams.

  • Rzo Vlade

    hes the jonathan feigen of the rockets

  • joyce ward

    He wasn’t talking about paid $2.50,that is exactly what it amounts in the NBA

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so

  • joyce ward

    How so?

  • Brent Yen

    In that case st Lin and felton will be a better scenario. Lin gets 6mil and dump Felton to Lakers

  • Alain Gervais

    the weird thing is lin with the rox had 2 of the three thing. the money and the system. last year he only had the money. Now the mavs are offering him the system and the coach but not the money.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not follow…you mean they do not want him but wanna help him?

  • Maknusia

    lol..your dislike list is growing! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Regardless of what Lin thinks or choose, MAVs and Lin’s agent will try to find more money..At least Lin’s agent will lis Lin’s options to Lin…..so where is going, it will be an informed decision.

  • Alain Gervais

    and they should. I’m hoping for 5.4 million

  • Rzo Vlade

    many asking why not take 2m… you take less for contender teams…..heres the list and probably will dog out with each conference finals

    cavs
    bulls
    warriors
    spurs

    if someone offer 2m or MLE with this team take it… but others you take market value 5m

  • Briiick

    Better than say no directly I guess. Cuban is good at keeping mavs fans by “making mistakes” rather than outright tanking.

  • Briiick

    Don’t listen to what their reporters say, look at what they have done.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yeah…that’s for sure

  • Acbc

    Yes that’s right, it’s a free market that sets the price. Absolutely true! The fact that no one has stepped up to buy has indicated that Lin’s value is next to nothing in the NBA. Like it or not, that’s the fact.

    Ask yourself if this insult is hurting your own value instead of Lin’s. Is this why Lin fans get so uptight about the fre market system in place in the NBA? IT IS WHAT IT IS….. Lin knows that. They can make him feel like the smallest most insignificant human being in the league. They can insult him all they want but Lin will play next year somewhere for whatever the market value is. What else can he do? Go on strike!

    Take the garbage and keep improving. Take the garbage and pave the way for the next generation of Asians to come. Take the garbage and build a legacy as the pioneer Asian athlete to lead a team to a title.

  • Brent Yen

    word

  • Rzo Vlade

    sorry he has value 8 teams are wanting him

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure at what value tho for each…lol

  • Acbc

    Wordy

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    i will say if lin end up signing for 2.8 million and make us wait till tuesday ill be disappointed. like all that time and you couldn’t negotiate to get the extra 2.6 million come on now. if lin was gonna sign for 2.8 it would of happen already

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am fine jlin taking 8m per yr for 2 yrs from sixers……now you see the difference …hes starting for sixers but sixers wont go far or may not even make the playoff cause of line ups…..mavs is the same spot just that in the playoff they are early exit team and they want to pay cheap no way.

  • Rzo Vlade

    others will pay him much thats why theres no decision yet

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Duncan and Ginob FIVE years, are you nut?

  • Brent Yen

    The fact that it is not reported yet. Tells you Lin is still weighing options. I think money is not his main concern. Even for MAVs….he might have other concerns too. He want to be happy, not just to be paid. That I am almost certain.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, he could be waiting for Spurs, while Spurs waiting for Manu and Tim.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t worry about his money Alain.

  • Elysian Bandos

    yeah i hope the mavs aint toxic like rox/lakers. jlin should weigh between mavs and spurs

  • Alain Gervais

    there are also negotiation go on on how much money.

  • blubell

    Homer.

  • Maknusia

    good things will come….

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    im not worried about the wait. sign already

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think money is the top driven factor for his “indecision” so far tho

  • Alain Gervais

    what is it??

  • Rzo Vlade

    jlin said money is not the issue but he never said 2m or 3m……..

  • Maknusia

    its a little too early to say …lets see

  • Brent Yen

    About that, I think we will know soon enough.

  • rookie75094

    For those who wait…

  • Spot

    If I go out from NBA i’d prefer winning a title with Spurs for a minimum contract than being bullied by Mavs’ Fegan’s players.

    Parsons and Matthews are coming from serious injuries. Jeremy would be scapegoat again.

    What i hate the most is the fact they could offer more money to Jeremy by snt… But they didn’t. That’s the level of their respect.

    Anyway, it’s up to Jeremy and it’s his life. One year contract at 2.5 mln and you easily get DNP. And then it’s over.

  • Spot

    Kyle O’Quinn 16 mln in 4 years for Knicks. Tell me why Jeremy should accept 2.5.

  • Spot

    5.8 points, 3.9 rebounds in 51 games.

  • PETE B

    Pro sports fans idolize big contract players it’s normal . Will lin making 12 million less than his teammates affect team chemistry?
    A big contract provides security for major injuries covering loss of future earning potential

  • Rzo Vlade

    LMAO

  • Brent Yen

    The only consensus in NBA fan base is “How did that Asian kid get that money?”
    Among teams, it probably is like “Lin is really good, but if I have other options, I may wanna wait”

    This is just my opinion

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Blow my mind when I hear 2.5 mils from people here.

  • PETE B

    Unfair straight up I been watching sports for 20 years this is whack

  • GoodDayLA

    kato do work but no glory recognition or get paid

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • GoodDayLA

    lin should wait out r jaxson and mo williams

  • Dan Cohen

    he’ll sign by this week

  • Brent Yen

    Oh yeah….where will Reggie go?

  • Spot

    Cause he’s from Harvard 😉

    I keep saying Jeremy should get his contract, not do a favour to a team that hardly will make play-off

  • Ben Johnson

    I say roll the dice, take the Sixers job for 6-8mil a year, 2nd year player option…come in and pad your stats in the crap eastern conference, like you refused to with the Lakers (which got you oh so far)…Brett Brown is a Pop disciple, and Hinkie appears to like JLin…Dallas will be lucky to get out of the first round, and if Philly makes the playoffs, Jeremy will get a ton of respect…I say medium risk, high reward

  • GoodDayLA

    i don’t know. he’s a RFA. Detroit don’t need him no more really unless B Jennings achilles …

  • Brent Yen

    I have no opinion on that, but I do think Acbc has a point. Lin has wide interests but low market value.

  • GoodDayLA

    not stat pad but play his game. when he play his game, usually win and gets 20 and 10

  • Brent Yen

    ANd a qualifying offer is there already I assume?

  • Rzo Vlade

    the way money flow i am beginning to embrace this idea

  • Spot

    10×4 it’s a bargain for Philadelphia and a good contract for Jeremy.

    That’s my take.

  • GoodDayLA

    yes

  • Ben Johnson

    If they offer him that contract, they are serious about winning and utilizing JLin…I’d accept it without a second thought

  • Spot

    We will see

  • Spot

    Me too

  • Rzo Vlade

    what do you mean low…. 8 teams?

  • Brent Yen

    You can have 10 teams interested in you but the max offer among them is 2.8mil. I am just giveing example, of course it is more than that.

  • Briiick

    If they forgot to leave a decent cap room for you, and you accept it, they will forget that you are supposed to play a role and get your value back because a lot of higher paid players need your PT and role.

  • Rzo Vlade

    what then why didn’t he take dallas if max is 2.8m??? play off team and to start… he didn’t take it ….if all teams offering the same ….?????

  • Brent Yen

    I am just giving simple examples, of course it will be different and higher than that..

  • Brent Yen

    BTW….even if it is a 10×4….I probably will aim a shorter one still.

  • Rzo Vlade

    you just wait till javale mcgee offer

  • Brent Yen

    LOLOLOLOLOL

  • joyce ward

    Way of Spades ‏@RealJamesBeck 38s39 seconds ago

    Way of Spades retweeted Shams Charania

    Looks like Stuckey is off the market. Not many good PGs left.

    Way of Spades added,

    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Rodney Stuckey has agreed in principle on three-year, $21 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell RealGM. Year 3 opt out.

  • Alain Gervais

    so lin went from have money and bad coach and system to having money with bad coach and system

  • Rzo Vlade

    stuckey is the same market or equall as jlin…. the contract should be the same

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    People talking about Jlin to accept 2.5 Mils lol. Stop the BS

  • Rzo Vlade

    hahahhaahhhahhaha

  • Bearness

    I think it all depends on how much Sixers would let Lin run the show. I wasn’t too hot on it. But, the way things are panning out, Sixers might be his best option.

  • Ben Johnson

    Before last season, he was a 30% 3PT shooter with crappy assist numbers…JLin should have more value

  • Alain Gervais

    yea il trust a team who haven’t been good since a.i left

  • PETE B

    wat if Mavs win games and Lin plays like an AllStar caliber PG?

  • Rzo Vlade

    base this season ,,,,,,of course he has more value but the value I present is this whack season

  • Bearness

    LOL, good point. But for Lin, I don’t know if he can “trust” any of the teams.

  • Ben Johnson

    I can’t see JLin getting more than 10shots per game on that team…way too many other guys making more that will “need” their shot attempts…

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Can you change your name you embarrassing me.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Jk lol

  • rookie75094

    Adam silver memo to the league…hey guys try to get the Asian to play for you without pay… just like the good old railroad days….he is lucky to be in our. Exclusive league.

  • PETE B

    feel parsons wants to be an All Star and get All Star contract in 2 years so you right about that

  • Alain Gervais

    his stats look identical last year. btw no one is saying lin should take 2.8 million. 5.4 is the number he should get from mavs. he is worth 7-10

  • Bearness

    Yeah, if Lin’s going to take minimum to go somewhere, I rather see him go Spurs than Mavs.

  • Brent Yen

    Of course not…

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am basing the jlin value with this crappy season being bench tanking etc of course jlin value is much higher if not of those circumtances but this is the way teams will look at it …your previous season

  • Spot

    If there’s something on the contract who tells he must play 35-37 minutes per game and take at least 10 shots, I’d take.

  • Alain Gervais

    mavs need to give lin 5.4. why do they want area and lin. area got 5.4 last year btw. i mean mavs are lucky this offseason but not that lucky

  • rookie75094

    Go sixers……. I am getting more PO by the post.

  • Spot

    Pass Mavs. They’re not intetested.

  • PETE B

    dang that s not even alot of shots ur right 13-14 shots he can do alot of damage

  • Alain Gervais

    you miss what i said. lin and stuck stats look the same. mavs have 5.4 million if they stretch felton which they should. why are the also trying to get area who bte is also worth 5 million. they are doing too much. lin is worth 7- 10 million right now.

  • Dorothy

    You know, i actually feel that way. GMs maybe afraid of giving big money to be laughed at by other teams/FOs.

  • Alain Gervais

    relax

  • PETE B

    Im reaizing this FA decision for Lin is F’d up in alot of ways

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t want Lin to play for Mavericks at all.
    Dallas would replace Lin even if he does well. There is no point to play for a team that doesn’t want to play you. This is the golden rule.

  • PETE B

    EXACLTY , if you go against the crowd you take all the personal career risk if it doesnt work its simple pro culture so everybody thinks the same talks the same copies each other

  • Alain Gervais

    he may so……..

  • Alain Gervais

    no its a business

  • rookie75094

    I felt trouble was brewing when MDA didn’t get the job in Denver

  • PETE B

    but China economy is Big Money for NBA

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Look at Monta Ellis and Al-Farouq Aminu. Dallas would not pay back anyone that play for them at a discount. I would rather Lin play for CBA than play for Dallas. It’s an insult to play for a team that refuse to go over the cap for you.

    Dallas needs Jeremy more than Jeremy needs NBA?

  • crystal

    I think Jeremy is probably in a tougher and more complex situation than we all think. It’s easy to say, just go for the money! Or just go for wherever with a starting job! But there are so many other variables that go with it.

    Personally, I hope that Jeremy will take as much money as he can get AND start. But it’s hard because what if, for example, Spurs can only offer minimum…. but maybe in future he can take over Tony Parker role and get himself a much higher contract? But how would he know that? Or maybe Mavs are promising him that too (which I would not buy into personally…. )Maybe Sixers are too? But you never know… those team’s aren’t out for Jeremy’s best interest so it’s hard to tell.

    It’s hard for Jeremy because he really is THE only Asian American in the NBA. And there are a lot of politics and networking that come in play. The other players have the luxury of having a network and having connections and other people help them out. You have to realize Jeremy isn’t really part of that…. many players still have it out for him and disrespect him. They know they can because Jeremy is different. He’s a TRAILBLAZER and has had to do a lot on his own… and figure things out as he goes along. I think he’s trying to do best with what he can do. It’s a bit unfair to criticize him that he has “no business sense” when he’s not in the best position as a player to make good deals. And we don’t know exactly what’s going on either…. I mean most of us thought Houston would be good for him…. or that Lakers was going to be good for him and see what happened lol.

    To be honest, I’m still pissed at what happened with the Lakers. Still upset that 3rd stringer PGs are getting big contracts without a blink. And yet if it’s Jeremy, somehow he “deserves” a minimum? How insulting. I think it’s so lame that his “value” was brought so low now. Personally, I’m very discouraged and I’m not sure what kind of good deal he can get at this point… I really hope he will be able to navigate this well and hold his head high….

  • Dorothy

    Very true, but they want their “brothers” to be the stars in China, not an Asian. This way, they still have Asian market in control.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am browsing bulls forum theirs a beef between drose and butler and noah knees injury is something or serious…….

  • PETE B

    F’d up but probably true

  • Dorothy

    Totally agree, except “Spurs can only offer minimum”. No such thing, if Spurs want Lin, they will make it happen.

  • PETE B

    it is an Insult but but Lin wants to play right? Lins been insulted by since back in the day of kid leagues

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy should just wait. He’s the best PG left in the market. Don’t go to Dallas who all the way plans to underpay you, If the team really wants you, the team should go over the cap to pay you. Just don’t go to Dallas. There are still better choices. Just be patient. Today is July 6. There are still lots of time. Go to a team that real wants you; contender or not? Just don’t go to the team who aims to diss you at the beginning.

  • Spot

    July 5 here 😀

  • Rzo Vlade

    and the icing is contender

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin’s business savvy is being called into question based on which agents he hired and how he has dealt with off court adversity. But even if he hired Jay Z or CAA, it probably would be worse actually. So I’ll give Lin a pass.

    Crying because of a DNP CD by Byron, stuff like that sometimes makes you wonder about Lin. ITs nice to be human but that’s a bit soft.

    Playing like a sack of potatoes in gm1 of the NBA season opener is another head scratcher.

    I think the Lakers last season were so close that Clipper game where Lin got fouled by Jordan and it was a offensive foul or some no call. If that was called right, Lakers win and maybe go on a big win streak.

    Lin needs luck more than anything. And to avoid playing like garbage or looking lost on and off the court to maximize his luck.

  • GoodDayLA

    i know the NBA has it out for Lin because when he started season 2 in Houston, he was averaging like 18.6 ppg on 60% shooting over 20 games and nobody made a peep, not even his own team media.

    The NBA sat silent on it like I’ve never seen before in my life.

    It let me know the NBA had it out for Lin.

    Sure enough his team quickly fazed him out asap when their ordained stars got healthy.

    Pure BS

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy can go anywhere around the world to play basketball? Just don’t play for discount for teams like Dallas and Spurs. Go to a team that real wants you. Don’t go to a team that wants you cheap.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With $25M, nobody should take the insult anymore.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I would rather Lin play overseas that Spurs or Mavericks.

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah call their bluff and let them sign Barrera to start at PG.

    Mo Will is ok but Lin is better. Even the Mavs know it.

    Lin should take another month to sign for all I care

  • rookie75094

    Why are still here…Jlin doesn’t play for la lakers anymore.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But Lin should never let anyone have him cheap. He has earned $25M. Don’t let people insult your talent, Jeremy!

  • GoodDayLA

    mavs roster not worth sacrifice for lin

  • crystal

    I actually agree with you about the agents he’s hired… there are certain things i also think he should get instead of sticking with people that may not be able to get him what he needs.

    According to many star players/former players I’ve heard from in interviews, agents are the #1 negotiators for you. they are the ones communicating what kind of price/treatment you (as a player) want. So it’s best to get the most savvy and most experienced one.

    I have some concerns about the agents he uses to deal with the team. Look at Parson’s. lol. The coach makes just a comment about his weight and his agent was able to deal with the team and have the coach apologize.

    I don’t know much about his two agents (Tanner and that other guy he always has…?) But He needs someone extremely powerful and in tune with the basketball world who will FIGHT for him.

  • Elysian Bandos

    jL might take longer than dwight howard to make a decision

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Agree 100%!

  • Rzo Vlade

    freaking diva

  • GoodDayLA

    well Yi Jianlian had same agent as Parsons. YI still flamed out haha..maybe only applies to pretty boys and not asian ball players.

  • joyce ward

    Chile bye…smh

  • Rzo Vlade

    nothing to see here

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If the team doesn’t go well in a few seasons, DJ would opt out.

  • FSW

    RESPECT is the word I am thinking of when reading todays posts. Wherever JLin ends up he needs that as much as possible from the his coach and teammates, owner, fan base. Enough of this JLIN is a good person crap (deer in the headlights – Clarkson), we will give you a chance to rebuild your reputation even though we really wanted Beverley (Parsons, MAVS, Knicks) and we want you to take the league minimum (snicker). Lin and his team will have a tough decision – I am sure they are as aware as most of us here that the next move will likely define his NBA career.

    Every step of his basketball career there has been that one person who could see the real talent and wanted/helped him – from the pre highschool days, Palo Alto, Harvard, Dallas Summer league, GSW and the Linsanity Knicks. I want this story to have a great ending whatever it is, because it is a Cinderella story of the lone Asian kid that nobody wanted or believed in. Along the way he has proven himself to be a major league talent and even at a discounted rate fewer and fewer are saying he doesn’t belong in the league. If history is a guide Jeremy will prevail.

    God has blessed and will continue to bless us all.

  • GoodDayLA

    please stop with this nonsense talk . So tiring of hearing this ill informed stuff

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy, go overseas to a team that really wants you. You can preach your gospel worldwide. Don’t go to a team that only wants you cheap.

    Wherever Jeremy goes, he will help the sports in that country there. Go Jeremy, go to Europe, go to China, go to Taiwan; just don’t do to Dallas.

  • Alain Gervais

    here comes this crap

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Oh crap not this again

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahhaa

  • Elysian Bandos

    JL is not going overseas. NBA>overseas

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats escalated early

  • GoodDayLA

    in the NBA, the best players network and build a hierarchy among themselves. Agents can project for you but it’s up to you.

    Lin’s become pushed back down to the bottom. Only he can resolve that. No agent can do the magic.

  • joyce ward
  • Rzo Vlade
  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Spot

    Curry played 15 games in his final year of the contract. His NBA carreer was at risk cause of injuries but he had a decent extension.

    After that, he exploded.

    I’m positive bout Jeremy. We will see.

  • GoodDayLA

    fantastic info. this means Lin not likely to sign. best news of the day

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Moderator, please delete the message above. We can agree to disagree but the message above is insulting.

  • FSW

    lol I believe this. They don’t really want Jeremy.

  • Spot

    Fegan is Deron’s agent, isn’t he?

  • Rzo Vlade

    i think youre right

  • GoodDayLA

    politics of NBA

  • crystal

    loll deron williams. Let him go to Mavs. they’ll love him. lololol.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    lol, I was just jk. Did not mean to insult you

  • Spot

    What a coincidence! They can’t pay the Asian guy but can give 20 mln to Williams!

  • Alain Gervais

    the level of over dramatic you are is wow. i deleted it. still hahahaha you are funny

  • Spot

    That would mean Nets could sign a PG. Tanner got Young there too. Maybe it was “sign me Young and I’ll let you Jeremy come to you”.

    Who knows?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have enough of what happened to Jeremy. My patience is so limited. Any slight provocation will erupt my volcano.

  • Brent Yen

    MAV does not have room to take his contract it seems

  • Alain Gervais

    ok I’m sorry i understand just relax man. its negotiations. the first offer is always the worst. trust in lin.

  • CJSHYY

    What? I thought Mav don’t have money?! Can’t believe this.

  • Rzo Vlade

    buy out

  • Alain Gervais

    nope

  • Rzo Vlade

    nets buyout

  • Rzo Vlade

    rumor is buyout by nets and sign to mavs

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wherever Jeremy goes, he would promote basketball there. Go wherever you’re wanted, Jeremy. NBA needs you more than you need NBA.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh….I see

  • Brent Yen

    He wants to play NBA tho….at least that is my impression..

  • Alain Gervais

    lin needs to make a choice the longer he takes the more false rumors and ideas thrown out there.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Trust in Lin. You are right! I get the message. Let bygone be bygone.
    I’m sorry that I overreact. Please forgive me.

  • Alain Gervais

    really

  • Alain Gervais

    its alright the wait is close to cracking me as well. its taking too long

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Maybe Lin turned Mavs down.

  • Rzo Vlade

    ohh i see

  • Brent Yen

    Quite possible

  • JT

    NBA sucks he should go to CBA where he’ll really be appreciated

  • Rzo Vlade

    the more things unfold your dream might come tru

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    hahaha

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder where GSW are in this? They haven’t resigned Barbosa and looking to unload David Lee’s contract. Perhaps that is why he flew home to SFO rather than LAX?

  • Charlie S

    I wonder if JLin is looking for a shorter term deal (1-2 years) or a longer term deal (3-4 years)

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    O not this crap again lol jk

  • Alain Gervais

    lin should of had everything planned out. he said he wanted to wait for lma and aldridge the moment the signed he should have a plan depending on their choice. it should be only contract negotiating at this point. pitting teams against each other. the worse part is we get zero rumors or how much lin wants. all we get is a dallas reporter creating the narrative. everything is up to debate right now we have no clue of what the hold up is or whats going on.

  • JJ Hui

    I think Parson doesnt want Jeremy in his team, Jeremy Lin will steal his spotlight away! Just my personal opinion!

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahhahah i see what you did there

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    🙂

  • Brent Yen

    100% agreed. And he has seem first hand what Lin can do

  • Charlie S
  • Rzo Vlade

    cuban is a dwill nuthugger eversince

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Think what Jeremy can do to the basketball program there. I agree!
    Jeremy fans who wants to watch Jeremy can buy CBA league pass!

  • Brent Yen

    Ok, I am done with this FA….I will not show up until Lin is signed somewhere. lol

  • Rzo Vlade

    hahahaha

  • JJ Hui

    Exactly! He is a selfish person, this also my personal own opinion! No matter how good DJ plays, he wont steal Parson’s spotlight! So he convinced him to join Dallas. Of course Parson wants PB to babysit him to pass him the ball, so he helped to recruit PB in the begining, i guess. But Lin?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Philadelphia has a better roster than the Lakers.

  • Charlie S

    “What would be smart for Lin is a two-year deal with an opt-out after one. He could ideally show off an improved game — one with fewer turnovers, ideally — and how he helps a contender, then re-enter the free agency market as the cap spike.”

    In other words, get the big payday once the salary cap spikes

  • rookie75094

    Jlin should start the ABA…hehe

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should play overseas instead!
    Let basketball booms in other countries as well.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea ill join you cant do this anymore

  • PETE B

    if there were 4 or 5 asian or indian ballers in NBA Lin’s situation with NBA teams and Fans would be so different , he wouldn’t be singled out in a positive or negative way like he is right now in this free agency and in general
    right now the issue is lack of Diversity in the NBA , its the same team in each city same ppl , ASians and Indians sit in the audience section not in the game itself

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Lin signs for that low, how much Lin’s agent can get out of it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I would rather Linsanity go overseas than seeing Lin being paid peanuts to play in NBA.
    Wherever Jeremy Lin goes, basketball will boom.

  • PETE B

    what is true is that Lin cannot have it all like big free agents do , he will risk his own health, $ , minutes or reputation somehow , he has to risk or take a chance with some team in the NBA , it’s like 2011-2012

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I would entertain the idea that what will Byron Scott give up for Roy Hibbert who can’t play PnR with D’Angelo Russel. Laker is the biggest loser in the offseason. No free agent wants to play for Byron Scott except Ronnie Price and Wayne Ellington.

  • PETE B

    ideally yes, its what he really asks himself what he wants in life

  • Grace Nsns

    Team was considered taking a huge risk by that time, lucky it panned out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    FYI, Mark Cuban, Lin is a Harvard graduate.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    If the Nets buyout D-williams, will get Nets offer Lin 7+ mils per yr?

  • Rzo Vlade

    d will is a superstar even though declining …..from their view

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t understand why they wanted Hibbert. Seems that at least resigning Hill they get to keep their draft pick and isn’t as expensive. They aren’t going to the playoffs anyway what.

  • Grace Nsns

    Taht would be career suicide, unfortunately

  • Promo Sports World

    The Dwill to Dallas has been talked about for years…if it happens so be it. Jeremy just make a move to chi-town and call it a day

  • Acbc

    Okay, me too.

    Terminator “I’ll be back”

  • John Lee

    I don’t think that the Lakers wanted Hibbert, just that they couldn’t get anyone else. Jordan Hill blows and is not worth keeping.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hibbert is no good, cost twice as much and they had to give up draft picks. Hill bad to but maybe good to tank and get a top 3 draft pick.

  • Promo Sports World

    Another thing Lou Williams, a good player, still yet to sign, so who knows the politics

  • John Lee

    Yes Hill is a good tanker, no argument there. 🙂

  • PPP

    It’s more entertaining by surfing this blog than waiting for lins decision. LOL

  • Ben Johnson

    I think a lot of fringe players are waiting around to see what the actual salary cap number will be before actually committing (67mil-69mil)

  • PPP

    Ah.,one scenario that maverick can offer Lin more money, 6m per, if

    1. the cap limit increases to 69m instead of 67m as projected, +
    2 Matthews signing for 12m per instead of 13m, +
    3. Lakers agreed to a sign and trade for Felton. A 2nd round pick may be needed.

    So both maverick and Lin are going to wait until July 9 when the new cap limit is announced.

    Book it.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    So there is no hurry for Jeremy to sign anywhere before July 9.

  • PPP

    He could sign with other teams, say the sixers, if they offer him more and he goes for the money instead. It’s his choice.

  • FSW

    Kobe wants him out
    Young and him center of celebrating Lin led win

  • joyce ward

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 1m1 minute ago
    Free agent guard Lou Williams has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league source tells Yahoo.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lou Williams was the 2015 Sixth Man of the Year.

  • Dan Cohen

    what do you mean ‘had it out’???

  • redking79

    no

  • CJSHYY

    So are they going to trade Young now? He is Young’s teammate from 76.

  • Ben Johnson

    it’s amazing what chucking and playing no defense in the Eastern Conference will get you nowadays

  • GoodDayLA

    he is good at scoring

  • GoodDayLA

    stop making up stuff. Look at the roster.

  • PPP

    Lou Williams ruined my plan. Damn.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    they don’t have money to pay him. they know he is worth more then 2.8

  • Alain Gervais

    this is very good news on lins value

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Evans played with Utah Jazz (small forward).
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/617801192882573312

  • Alain Gervais

    what does this mean to their cap space. is this the 2.8 million

  • JT

    damn wrong jeremy

  • Alain Gervais

    at the minimum no right jeremy

  • Alain Gervais

    didn’t work

  • blubell

    it’s ok, duplicate anyways.

  • Alain Gervais

    ok thx

  • PPP

    Well, room exception is still there.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Hahaha 🙂

  • blubell

    Got scared there for a minute…

  • CJSHYY

    I guess we will know soon. Maybe it’s not.

  • Alain Gervais

    balls in mavs court

  • Promo Sports World

    The sign and trade might happen with Evans signed or maybe with Felton…at least Jeremy’s team ain’t letting the gods plan narrative get out of hand (in terms of his basketball value)

  • Alain Gervais

    yea 5 million for lin is a discount 2 million is a robbery

  • Promo Sports World

    Still think the Bulls is the destination

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Alain Gervais
  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremys peoples better be having that cavs and bulls lines hot

  • Promo Sports World

    Mo Williams is in the woods somewhere ready to mess with Jeremys landing spot I tell ya

  • Alain Gervais

    lin team playing the game how its played https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/617804978695106560

  • Alain Gervais

    dont hate the player hate the game

  • Alain Gervais
  • Spot

    We will see. Hope everything work out the best for Jeremy

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • Spot

    Interesting

  • bolero
  • Alain Gervais
  • Promo Sports World

    Can’t knock the hard ball with the mavs if it’s true but they better have a backup plan that’s worth going to

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I don’t understand the SnT with JLin. He is a Urf. Please explain anyone

  • Alain Gervais

    this is how negotiation go. lins agent know what they are doing

  • Alain Gervais

    looks like the mavs used their reporter to throw the 2.8 million dollar deal out there lins team today said h*** no. why not s&t?? lol chess game getting real.

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup that’s what it sounds (crossing fingers)

  • Alain Gervais

    they both want a deal . hopefully it work out

  • I am The Jason

    Philly is starting to look better by the minute.

  • Spot

    You can go over the cap in snt. It works like that:

    Jeremy signs for Lakers then they trade him to some bad expiring contract Dallas have.

  • Alain Gervais

    not really

  • Spot

    Hopefully

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • Spot

    Answer: OK we go to NY. 😀

    That could only happens if nets buyout deron

  • Alain Gervais

    lol that not how you negotiate

  • I am The Jason

    I would respond by saying ” Why are you talking to me then”.

  • Spot

    What we wanted to read. Good.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    O, hope they have a trade clause, cuz it will not be good if Lakers decide to keep lin.

  • Spot

    Thank you Alain 🙂

  • bolero

    we need Harvey Specter. lol

  • Spot

    😀

  • Alain Gervais

    no problem lol 🙂 this is finally getting interesting

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    go run the number now women lmao

  • Alain Gervais

    lol thats a dude

  • Spot

    No don’t worry. It’s just a way to go over the cap, there’s no risk 😉

  • Alain Gervais
  • orLinaryjoe

    “Thanks, I’ll think about that generous offer as I am talking with others, but will keep that on mind.”

  • Alain Gervais

    ill need to create a negotiation class lol

  • Spot

    Like I said ;D

  • bolero
  • Alain Gervais

    dont hate the player

  • Spot

    It was just a joke 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    lol no don’t hate the player…..hate the game come on son

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Hey, I say that early about the Nets but someone here say stop making up stuff lol

  • Spot

    I’m Italian, dunno every American figure of speech 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    lol hahahahahahahaha sorry next time ill give you heads up

  • Alain Gervais

    meaning ill let you know

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    It was GoodDayLA

  • Spot

    Thank you. Now I know couple of things more 😀

  • Rick Johnson
  • David Kim

    Jordan hill?

  • Spot

    Hill? With Gasol and Noah and Gibson? Don’t believe him.

  • Alain Gervais

    fake they don’t own the rights to either lin or hill

  • Brewkowski

    It’s a tough decision… $1.8M, 2.4M, 2.8M or respect.

  • blubell
  • Grace
  • Spot

    Spurs clearing space for next move

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    Making room for Lin? Maybe a sign and trade with between Lakers & Spurs? I think they probably have more assets the Lakers might want than the Mav’s. All the Mav’s have is Felton or perhaps a 3 way with Ellis, Hibbert, Lin.

  • PPP

    What did Cuban say?

  • Grace Nsns
  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    OK if Woj says it now it’s real.

  • Spot

    They were winning battles, we won the war 😀

  • Grace

    he talked about how they recruited Jordan.

  • CJSHYY

    If this SnT deal go through then how much Lin can get?

  • blubell
  • dolphin2k2

    Mav is putting in the effort… That is a positive step to show they are willing to go the extra mile for him. I will be ok with whatever deals Lin decides on.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    yes yes yes yes

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    h*** yea

  • Alain Gervais

    is this real life??????

  • blubell
  • blubell

    pinch pinch?

  • Alain Gervais

    did you see the little boy after dentist video lol ( if you want to get the joke)

  • BuzzerBeater

    What would Lakers gain from doing this? it feels like they would just be doing it to help the Mavs & Jeremy?
    I’ll welcome it, that org owes him after last season! XD

  • Alain Gervais

    stop it let it happen… where is brent when you need his smart behind??? what would lakers get. would mavs give the draft picks. second part of negotiation have started

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell

    are you under the Linfluence?

  • Yascar

    They’d gain picks… and Felton.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Im all for it to happen. Squeeze that $$ outta them Jeremy, hehe.

    Felton, 2nd round picks is all Mavs have to give really.

  • joyce ward

    I think Carlisle and DJ were pushing for lin.DJ knows for him to be successful he has to get touches and I don’t think Carlisle cares too much for parsons. carlisle knows if lin is doing the playmaking DJ will get his touches.

  • Alain Gervais

    if mavs are doing all this it could be multiple years

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    whose anderson

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    no doubt

  • Alain Gervais
  • Grace Nsns

    Mavs’ new draft?

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    at first thing was happening slowly now its happening too fast lol

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    expiring contract of felton and one more thing would do it. maybe a draft pick

  • CJSHYY

    So that means the deal may not go through??!

  • BuzzerBeater

    the F5 key and my finger are about to disintegrate, not sure how much more then can hold up

  • blubell

    Hang it there!

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. I don’t think Carlisle likes CP as much as Cuban. But what if Lakers said No?!

  • Promo Sports World

    Felton 2nd round pick(s) I could see

  • Alain Gervais

    yea but I’m sure lal will try a 1st rounder. second part of negotiation has begun

  • Alain Gervais

    no…. more… updates… need ….time… to… digest… inform..tion

  • Alain Gervais
  • blubell

    You said no more updates and you post an update. -_-

  • Alain Gervais

    lol i cant help it

  • Promo Sports World

    Low first so it can go but wow what a turn of events for Jeremy

  • Alain Gervais

    0-100 real quick

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    lakers have lou william and don’t need nick young anymore wow

  • Promo Sports World

    Yup Nick being moved somewhere

  • Rick Johnson

    Young and Parsons on the same team. Man that would be Hollywood in Dallas.

  • Alain Gervais

    no young would go to a third team

  • 1mtoldman

    some of you tweet linkers should link the kam bro’s tweet….(regarding this)

    funny.

  • Rick Johnson

    Pacers? Would they want to take him to get rid of Hibbert?

  • Alain Gervais

    let the rumors begin. he has talent just la not best place for him

  • Lintastic

    Pretty cool to see the team that gave Lin a chance in summer league sign him

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais
  • Lintastic

    I have been following the mavericks and they only pick high character guys. Usually bad characters one not resigned. Monta, Rondo, etc

  • Ben Johnson

    3 year, 24mil with 3rd year as a player option?

  • Lintastic

    I think 3 years 30 million

  • Alain Gervais
  • Ben Johnson

    I think lower, but 3rd year as a player option

  • Rick Johnson

    For 3 years it better not be only $5mil. Even $8mil x 3, going to be a steal when he breaks out and the cap goes up next year.

  • Alain Gervais

    6-10 probably 7-8

  • 1mtoldman

    yes the idea is a 3 way (didn’t expect to hear that term in connection with lin)–involving indiana.

    check various tweet posts of pincus and others.

  • Lintastic

    Mavericks have ton of forum but the number #1 is

    http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=268&f=2144

  • Lintastic

    Biggest mavs community. Lots of people like Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account
    ‏@WojYahooNBA
    It is still possible the Lakers could include a player to Indiana in the Roy Hibbert trade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617835050185457664

  • blubell

    Good to hear. Btw, like your avatar 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    the concept being pushed now is a 3 team deal involving the pacers connected with hibbert to lakers deal. see eric pincus tweets for most details.

    also for a rewteet of the funny kam bros. comment.

  • Alain Gervais

    seems the guy below was right swag to the pacers

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • 1mtoldman

    bazinga.

  • PPP

    Thanks

  • Grace Nsns

    Guess CP25 already tried that, lol

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account
    ‏@WojYahooNBA
    Yahoo Sources: Mavericks pursuing sign-and-trade options with Lakers to acquire free agent Jeremy Lin. http://yhoo.it/1LRlDMr
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617839954324885504

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I knew it Lakers wants to move Young. smh!

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder which one he prefers?

  • Grace Nsns

    woohoo!

  • blubell
  • Dorothy

    7.

  • Lintastic

    Should go with 7 since 7 is a lucky number

  • Alain Gervais

    yes yes yes yes

  • Yascar

    Blubell, you’re way on top of this! Thanks for the updates and let’s hope this is done by today.

  • blubell

    Texas = 7? Coast = 17? lol

  • blubell

    Not just me… it’s a team effort 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    h*** yea i was doing it easier. lol my lunch break

  • Grace Nsns
  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account‏@WojYahooNBA
    Yahoo Sources: As Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb HIbbert, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617840877084389376

  • Alain Gervais

    easier=earlier

  • Grace Nsns

    it was writing on the wall already.

  • Grace Nsns

    Can we have both? lol

  • Alain Gervais
  • blubell

    #7 at home and #17 for away games? lol

  • Yascar

    Yep thanks too!

  • Alain Gervais

    yep lol 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    So with Matthews and Parsons recovering from injury early in the season, it’s going to be the Jeremy & DeAndre show. Woohoo!!!

    Jackjack‏@supjackjack
    Cuban: No rush to get Wesley Matthews ready for season opener http://es.pn/1KEk7vj

    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/617835395498139648

  • Ben Johnson

    That’s what I’ve been saying…the entire training camp will be focused on the JLin-DJ connection…once Carlise sees how effective it is, he won’t go back to another offensive strategy

  • Grace Nsns

    …..

  • Alain Gervais

    the promise dj 20 20 stats. pnr every time lmao

  • Rick Johnson

    Exciting news but I still think sign and trade to the Spurs would be better for Lin

  • Alain Gervais

    they don’t need him.

  • dlin233

    Careful – they also pitched DJ – low post ISOs

  • Yascar

    No room for him still though. My understanding is letting go of Cory Joseph was still to clear cap for LMA.

  • Alain Gervais

    all these rumors is because mavs “need” lin

  • Alain Gervais

    he is not a post player I’ve seen him take shots like boozer though

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Spot

    OK, i go to bed, 2 am here. See you in 5 hours 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    wake up to good news lol

  • dlin233

    That what they told him to get him to sign to Mavs. What DJ wants, DJ gets.. NBA Diva culture.

  • HY C

    don’t understand one thing…

    isn’t it correct that Lin is officially no longer a Laker?
    if so, how can LAL S&T him?

  • Yascar

    They still hold his rights so I think they’re the only team right now that can sign and trade him. Not absolutely sure though.

  • Alain Gervais

    is that true. sounds right where is brent lol

  • Yascar

    He’s given up on us lol.

  • Rick Johnson

    Not completely. He’s an unrestriced free agent. The CBA rules allow you to sign someone who played for you the year prior and finished the season and exceed the soft cap. It is to encourage teams to retain their own players and less jumping around. But the Mav’s cannot sign a free agent to exceed the soft cap. One way around that is for the Lakers to sign Lin and trade him to the Mav’s for Felton who’s already on the Mav’s and allow the Mav’s to exceed their soft cap. But for the Lakers to do that they would want something in return, Felton not worth it. So Mav’s might include picks to the Lakers along with Felton.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Rick

    Free agent, Yes, that’s why Lakers need to sign Lin first, then trade him to Mavs, sometimes in order for things to work, more parties will be involved

  • Alain Gervais

    thx

  • Yascar

    That’s great, thanks

  • bolero

    good news so far, I slept for a moment and I have to back track on Paul’s tweet. lol

  • HY C

    Thanks. Now I understand 🙂

  • Rick

    Forgot to add: Lakers own JLin Bird right

  • Rick Johnson

    Basically as I understand it if Felton is $3.95 mil they can pay Lin 150% of that in a S&T. or $5.92 mil, Lakers sign him for 5.92 mil and trade him to Mav’s for Felton even though it would cause the Mavs to exceed their cap. But the Lakers would want more than just Felton so Mav’s might have to throw in picks. I’m not sure how picks are valued and would that increase the amount they could give Lin.

    In a 3 way S&T the Lakers could include Young and his salary plus Lin to go to the Mav’s, Ellis would go to the Pacers, Hibbert would go from the Pacers to the Lakers and then filler’s to make the numbers work and comply with CBA rules.

    http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q83

    83. What is the Traded Player exception?

    As described in question number 82, exceptions are the mechanisms that allow teams to sign players or make trades that leave them above the salary cap. Any trade which leaves the team over the salary cap requires an exception — even if the team is moving downward in salary. For example, if the salary cap is $60 million, a team has a team salary of $65 million, and they want to trade a $5 million player for a $4 million player, they still have to use an exception. Even though their team salary is decreasing by $1 million as a result of the trade, the fact that they would finish over the salary cap ($64 million) means that an exception is required.

    The Traded Player exception is the primary means by which teams over the cap complete trades. It allows teams to make trades that leave them over the cap, but it places several restrictions on those trades. Trades using the Traded Player exception fall into two categories:simultaneous and non-simultaneous. As its name suggests, a simultaneous trade takes place all at once. Teams can trade players together and acquire considerably more salary than they trade away in a simultaneous trade. Simultaneous trades are described in question number 84. A non-simultaneous trade may take up to a year to complete, but the team can only trade away one player, and its team salary can increase by no more than $100,000 as a result of the trade. Non-simultaneous trades are described in question number 85.

    In short:

    A simultaneous trade gives the team more money but less time

    A non-simultaneous trade gives the team more time but less money

    84. How do simultaneous trades work? How much salary can a team take back in a simultaneous trade?

    A simultaneous trade takes place all at once. The amount of salary a team can take back in a simultaneous trade depends on the outgoing salary and whether the team is a taxpayer.1 They always use the post-trade team salary when looking at whether a team is a taxpayer, so a team under the tax level would be considered a taxpayer if the trade takes them over the tax level.2,3

    For non-taxpaying teams (again, they must be under the tax level after the trade), the salaries that can be acquired depend on the total salaries the team is trading away:Non-Taxpaying TeamsOutgoing salaryMaximum incoming salary$0 to $9.8 million150% of the outgoing salary, plus $100,0004$9.8 million to $19.6 millionThe outgoing salary plus $5 million2$19.6 million and up125% of the outgoing salary, plus $100,000

  • 7iger

    Nope, Bev got 5 so Lin should get at least 8. Not about the money but the money is your worth and how much a team value/wanted you.

  • blubell
  • dlin233

    Don’t think Mav Fans are that excited — judging by the comments. NY or LA would have been better.

  • webattorney

    Some people don’t like humble sounding people because they automatically think they are being fakes. That’s how the world is now days.

  • Rick Johnson

    Other caveats are:

    Sign-and-trade contracts must be for at least three seasons (not including any option year) and no longer than four seasons

    The first year of the contract must be fully guaranteed, but the remaining seasons can be non-guaranteed.

  • JT

    does’t matter, if Lin is given the chance and plays like hes capable of they WILL come around, whats more important is that he has the support of his coaches

  • Alain Gervais

    coach and paycheck is what matters

  • webattorney

    You should know, Howard, because some Houston fans hated you. Lol Ask yourself why some Rockets fans hated you?

  • blubell

    It looks like they’re also doing this for DWill & Lawson…

  • Rick Johnson

    Will have to wait until he gets his chance to play and show his stuff. The bandwagon fans will come. I’m planning to avoid all Dallas forums until the season begins and he gets to show his stuff. Going to be a bunch of Houston fans going over there and trash him.

  • blubell

    Not sure why Alex Kennedy deleted this tweet…

  • Rick Johnson

    DWill isn’t gong to walk away from >$40 mil to go to Dallas and Nets aren’t going to pay him that to go away. Seems like just chatter probably created by Dallas to try to gain some bargaining position. Seems like using Mo Williams as bargaining chip would be more believable.

  • Yascar

    Not even going there. I still have nightmares from CF. Leave it all to Lin to turn them around.

  • JT

    CF had the ammo to trash him, if Lin plays well, they will shut up.

  • TTNN

    No, not till Lin signed elsewhere or LAL renounced him

  • Rick Johnson

    Exactly

  • TTNN

    They could include some none guaranteed player like Kelley in there

  • TTNN

    I think you look at the wrong place.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    I think rumors are the Lakers want to unload Young too, would probably go to the Pacers as part of the Hibbert deal to create more cap space for the Lakers.

  • Alain Gervais
  • blubell

    People are voting for Lawson… Jeremy distant 3rd.

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s why when I’m at my desktop computer I copy and past the text as well as the link so if the Tweet is deleted you can still see the text. It’s too much trouble to do from the phone.

    Which quote was it?

  • bolero

    let’s go and vote and you can refresh the page to vote again. lol

  • John Lee

    People are dumb, why vote for a rogue tanker?

  • John Lee

    Way ahead of you… 🙂

  • blubell

    Sign and trade tweet. Not a big deal since everyone is tweeting about it now 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    i always find poll like those stupid. lin is the only real option. lawson average 17 ppg so yea they want him

  • Yascar

    They can’t get Lawson at the money they are looking at. They can barely get Lin. Oh my, another set of delusional fans.

  • blubell

    Show them the power of JLin fans!

  • Rick Johnson

    They might as well vote for LeBron, DWill not leaving the money, Lawson for Felton salaries don’t match.

  • rookie75094

    Done

  • blubell

    Jeremy is now in the lead. MUHAHAHAHAHA

  • John Lee

    Lin went from distant third to first in under three minutes.

  • John Lee

    Bwahahahaha!

  • blubell

    Heck yeah! don’t mess with us JLin fans!

  • Lintastic

    Mavs expect to win a championship every year. This is a win or bust team. Made the playoffs the last 14 out of 15 years. 1st class organization in the Dirk/Cuban era. This is Lin time to shine and carry them to a title.

  • blubell

    You can literally see the numbers go up when you refresh every second…

  • Rick Johnson

    The geographic distribution of votes is interesting:

  • Alain Gervais

    what does it say

  • JT

    i don’t think they have a champonship level roster…

  • blubell

    Not yet.

  • Rick Johnson

    Just shows getting votes from Taiwan, East and West coast of USA Florida, Seattle, Hawaii. Most in Texas though but still very global distribution

  • Rick Johnson

    Parsons going to work on Durant next year. Then they will.

  • deesee5
  • Ben Johnson

    What, so Parson’s can be his backup? 😀

  • blubell

    So Durant can replace Parsons? lol

  • Ben Johnson

    Maybe put Parson’s at the 4 and move Dirk to 6th man? 😀

  • blubell

    Don’t have to worry about Dirk if he retires…

  • Rick Johnson

    Or Durant at the 4 and Parsons at the 3.

  • Rick Johnson

    Heck GSW just got a bunch of guys all around the same size that are interchangeable playing multiple positions.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais
  • sport

    Wow why?

  • Alain Gervais

    i knew they wouldn’t. we have seen him play. no way calisile would want him

  • Rick Johnson

    But if he’s involved he’d probably go to a third team like the Pacers not Mavs.

  • Alain Gervais

    yep

  • CJSHYY

    They don’t have money to pay Lin how can they take more player?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol no duuhhh

  • CJSHYY

    No one wants to take DW bc his salary & always injury.

  • Grace
  • Alain Gervais

    boy what a mess

  • Grace

    someone said Reggie and JLin has similar stats.

  • Promo Sports World

    That’s some $$$ Jack

  • Alain Gervais

    he played 10 more minutes then lin to get 3 more points

  • Grace

    🙁 It’s really unfair.

  • Rick Johnson

    Eric PincusVerified account
    ‏@EricPincus
    Heck maybe Lakers every take Felton with Young passed on to Pacers – though I’d expect Indiana would prefer Felton if they’re taking salary
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/617870048971980801

  • Alain Gervais

    still crappy teams will always be crappy. wasting his career next 5 years

  • Grace

    I wonder who his agent is.

  • JT

    bro he’s making bank, i doubt he cares

  • Maknusia
  • Grace Nsns

    https://twitter.com/TheMikeAdamle/status/617827475901579266
    Clarkson did outplay an injured DRose last season,

  • Alain Gervais

    teams trying to jump in this trade

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    What? Even he got so big contract?! smh!

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    How much can the Bulls pay Lin?

  • CJSHYY

    I read 5.5M

  • Grace Nsns

    a link please?

  • PPP

    What kind of talks he is refeering?

  • CJSHYY

    That was bc no one really guarded him. We will know more this season bc no Lin to get all the attention on court & Kobe control the ball…

  • CJSHYY

    SnT.

  • PPP

    Thanks…have a link for that?

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t remember where but from Bull side…

  • CJSHYY

    Just my own guess.

  • PPP

    Ok..thanks anyway

  • blubell
  • 7iger

    More leverage for JLin

  • blubell

    Good things come to those who wait, hopefully.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Librafree‏@Librafree

    @JLin7 said during the press conference in Taiwan that he is confident to reach 3-pointer 40% next season

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/617879660148359168

  • Dan Cohen

    that will be pretty good…
    much better then that rondolia.. sounds like a bacterial disease

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s ex-teammates are doing well.

  • Dan Cohen

    zamm straight..
    I was like wha!!!!
    he overshoots like crazy to get to 20 points…. I guess passes the ‘eye’ test..AND color test ahhahahaha ZAMM
    Talking about overrated.

  • blubell
  • MEL LIN

    JOKE CORNERSTONE HA

  • MEL LIN

    I need some update this is linsane

  • Dan Cohen

    AND HE OVERSHOOTS ..way overshoots to get 3 more points.

  • Dan Cohen

    overrated signing of the year.

  • leeda harun

    the agony of waiting as a Lin fan.Lin deserves a better deal

  • Dan Cohen

    worst signing of the year.

    or

    his agent should be hired by all nba players.

  • dlin233

    Where is the outrage – people would be jumping out of the building if this was offered to Lin….Double standard/racist world

  • leeda harun

    GM throwing money like candies..

  • Grace Nsns

    no more 2.6M nonsense that’s all, lol

  • MEL LIN

  • 1mtoldman

    go read eric pincus twitter posts. covers the various options; is a la. based writer and one of the few people who understand all the nuances of salary caps; he has been postulating various ways of a 3 team deal with indiana/lakers/mavs sign and trade.

    nothing new tho in last 20 minutes. but if it is should be there. and will catch you up.

  • Grace Nsns

    Coach has talked about this for 2 offseasons, Lin was not that confident by then. Now it’s first time Lin said it himself, looks promising.

  • Grace Nsns

    thanks, good to know.

  • Grace

    There is a chance JLin won’t land with the Mavs (see below) and I’m ok with it.
    https://twitter.com/fishsports/status/617844625592561665

  • I am The Jason

    Especially Asik. $60 million in the bank.

  • Rick Johnson

    Only thing is if they go the sign and trade route it is for a minimum of 3 years. If is what we think he is he may be severely underpaid in years 2 & 3 especially by the new CBA contract next year.

  • 1mtoldman

    not surprising it was clear both pistons and jackson wanted him to stay; it was just a matter of the amount,

    whither now goeth brandon jennings. (forgotten man).

  • Lintastic

    That’s a very old tweet. I am 99.98% sure he’s heading to the mavs. Now that Corey Joseph is signed with the Raptors, they will definitely sign Lin.

  • dlin233

    What if they can’t pay him?

  • Alain Gervais

    they can

  • Grace

    the tweet is from today at 4:56pm

  • Lintastic

    They can pay him whatever he likes once a sign and trade happen. Mavs will have his bird rights to go over the cap

  • 1mtoldman

    like he said; ancient/ if it didn’t happen in the last 4 minutes; it doens’t count? right?

  • MEL LIN

    0.4 seconds

  • MEL LIN

    can’t wait destroying the lakers

  • Grace

    IF three teams will agree to a s&t.

  • Rick Johnson

    Won’t take much to destroy the Lakers, I want to see Lin destroy the Rockets.

  • MEL LIN

    that too grrrrrrr

  • MEL LIN

    and the knicks grrrrrr

  • Rick Johnson

    Won’t take much to destroy the Knicks either. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    do i stay up or go to sleep. will there be anymore news????

  • blubell

    Kobe has been destroying the Lakers and Melo Knicks. We need to focus our attention to HOU.

  • MEL LIN

    stay so i can go to sleep

  • Alain Gervais

    sooo tired.

  • MEL LIN

    your avatar still awake

  • Alain Gervais

    ha

  • BobbyH

    Take a breath (and a long nap). And you shall see light.

  • Alain Gervais

    hoping it happen soon. if nothing by 1 then it will be tomorrow

  • MEL LIN

    bet u j cant sleep too

  • Easy

    God has a plan for HOU. Let’s sit back and watch.

  • CJSHYY

    How? If Lakers don’t agree on SnT? From Eric’s tweet, looks like if Mav don’t take Young then Lakers don’t like to do this favor for Mav.

  • John Lee

    Remember how NYK had a good year before it re-plummeted? Just saying. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Or they can dump Felton to the 76ers for picks to clear $3.9 mil. It could be a 1 year contract instead of tying him up for 3 in a S&T.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    pls ignore this. why not put lebron in place of ty lawson

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Davis get his payday too. 3 years for $20M.

  • Yascar

    Somebody needs to knock their collective heads together. There is no way on earth they can afford Lawson. I mean, didn’t they see what Reggie Jackson got paid?

  • John Lee

    Exactly. Now after seeing RJ’s contract, Lawson’s gonna ask for max.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    wow

  • Yascar

    $7.5 M per year. I bet Jeremy will end up with less

  • Alain Gervais

    the money being thrown around is crazy

  • Jack

    Mavs fans need to get a reality check. They can sign Lawson if they do a sign and trade and get rid of Parson. Why not ask for Anthony Davis at this point lol.

  • Alain Gervais

    lins value went up from this. they are inflating the market a lot this year

  • blubell
  • linspiredinla

    Someone told me this is a fake account. Beware.

  • Michael

    Someone’s calculator must have been broken when they decided that amount.

  • sport

    JLin is worth way more than that so much inflation cause of the new tv contract!

  • dlin233

    I think we should move on from Mavs -seems like they can’t get anything done by now.. it won’t happen. 76ers or bulls

  • blubell

    Yes, luckily for Jackson…

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I know & he didn’t even on all the time?! So now I think Rox paid PB backup price.

  • GoodDayLA

    disagree

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mavericks can give Lakers Raymond Felton for Young.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    J Terry is a SG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Be patient, Lin fans. Seems that the later the contract is signed, the more Lin will be sought after. Lin will get his big contract in one or two days. Lin can start and play from the bench. He can play on the ball and off the ball. That his defense weakness is exaggerated because you just can’t defend PnR by single coverage. With proper court spacing, Lin is unstoppable. Byron Scott didn’t know anything about court spacing at all. His head of snake is a joke. Now he got his lottery pick; something that is going to haunt him for the rest of his life.

    Lakers with Byron the Scott don’t know anything about PnR. He only learns it from Jeremy as the season goes. Jeremy showed him what PnR is about. Now he has just drafted another PnR point guard in D’Angelo Russell. Best of luck to Laker fans. They are going for the darkest age with the most inept coach.

  • Dan Cohen

    and they say linsanity period was a fluke.. mor on ics.

  • Yascar

    Not giving up yet personally. But if nothing in the next 3 hours, I’d agree it’a probably the end of the line. For the Mavs at least.

  • Dan Cohen

    well, house prices gone up like crazy this year too!!!

  • blubell
  • Ulysses Modder

  • blubell
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  • real-dsb

    Cuban speaks the truth

  • real-dsb

    huh, you can rescind a QO? (or is it because it’s before July 9, so nothing’s official?)

  • real-dsb

    Marc Stein is clearly not a graphic designer. It’s an informative chart, but definitely not beautiful.

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats why dallas is not contender even adding dj…….dont like the 2m offer for pretender team

  • real-dsb

    yeah, but we haven’t seen what Lin’s deal is going to be yet

  • CJSHYY

    That’s why I like him. Frank unlike Buss family always so fake. smh!

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Ya they don’t have enough to contend. Jordan going to waste of they don’t get him the ball. On Clippers Griffin and CP3 there to draw the defense. Who’s going to draw the defense on that lineup?

  • Rick Johnson

    Why do they even bother. They can’t get Ty Lawson.

  • Easy

    can someone tweet these contracts vs. their numbers from last season and put lin in the mix?

  • Thanks. This is helpful to know that Felton’s $3.9M needs to be moved so there will be at least $5.9M available in the cap.
    Not enough for JLin with all of these crazy proposals going on for sure but it’s a start.

    I have no idea how DAL can work it out but I’m glad JLin’s agent is playing hard-ball.
    Go JLin Team!

  • Yascar

    I have a feeling Jeremy will be content to sign 6-7M. He deserves more but I think that might be the price.

  • $6-7M would be respectable but I read S&T will require 3 yr plan, which makes JLin super-cheap in the last 2 years. Maybe if 3rd year is player option then JLin only gives discount in 2nd year

  • Rick Johnson

    2 year 6-7 M second year player option. Linsanity 2.0 then 4 year 26 M max contact next year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If what was seen was a fluke, if what people watched were unreal, how real could it be?
    Of course if you don’t play anyone at his strength, it will take time for him to adjust. That makes Jeremy a better player. At the end Jeremy is a much better player. How could Jeremy be a PG and lead the league in shot blocking with only 25.8 mins per game? Jeremy played against Isaiah Thomas, one of the quickest PG in the league, really well.

    Jeremy had to fight against all those disrespectful nonsenses.
    Last season, Jeremy told the media that he could play much better.
    Byron challenged him and told the media Lin let him see the better of him.
    After the all star games, Jeremy gave performance of elite PGs in the league. That shut up Byron’s big mouth.

    Jeremy did specially well at the clutch. He’s a fierce competitor.

  • dlin23

    Easier for Cuban to just pay the luxury tax and have Linsanity for a year.

  • Rzo Vlade

    https://twitter.com/TheMikeAdamle/status/617809272618020864

    is this true

    sorry fake rumor…..update others say he works for csn and says legit……………..take it with caution we know bulls want jeremy

  • BuzzerBeater

    no, that page is fake

  • Rick Johnson

    He can’t. Rules don’t allow you to exceed cap on new free agent acquisition. Only to retain existing players or in trades. That’s why they are looking at sign and trades to allow them to exceed the cap.

  • Rzo Vlade

    okay browsing saw this

  • dlin23

    Given that Mavs are the free agent winners of the season, no one is likely wanting to help them so we are screwed… no Lin..no Mavs

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lawson’s contract is guaranteed till 2017.

  • Arsenium12 .

    If there are any well-versed in the CBA and this tweet seems wrong / misleading, please comment …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/617916372375445504

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Reggie Jackson had one good year (number wise, 2014-2015, 9.2 APG, 17.6 PPG) and now goes up to 16 mil/ year, wow (80 mil for 5 yr)

  • CaliUSMC

    Not even- that 17.6PPG was out of 27games. smh

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, 17.6PPG on almost 16 shots per game, on a cellar dwelling team in the l-eastern conference, real impressive…

  • Charlie S

    I think JLin is handling free agency very well. Look at all these PG signings for pretty inflated salaries. And JLin is better than all those players. Plus he’s probably the best available PG out there now. He has all the leverage to get a respectable contract.

  • Ben Johnson

    Screw this, call up Hinkie, get 8mil a year, trust that Pop disciple Brett Brown will refuse to tank, and pray for the best

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    be patient my little grasshopper

  • Ben Johnson

    I try man, but those Reggie Jackson and Corey Joseph signings put me in a sour mood…

  • Rzo Vlade

    I rile it up little bit corey joseph will play back up toronto said so they pay him that money to be back up

  • Spot

    As contract are going he should get at least 10.

  • This is gonna be the hot news. I am very eager to see which team Jeremy is gonna choose. Happy share the post on Affimity’s sports channel : https://affimity.com . Thank You

  • fire9flyer

    do not click, nothing there.

  • bolero
  • bolero

    spammer?

  • yes, marked as spammer

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s really funny!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There is a big fat PG contract waiting for Jeremy Lin to sign.
    Today is not even July 9th.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    It’s disrespecful that Dallas is even thinking about getting Jeremy for cheap.

    Corey Joseph just got 30Mil over 4 years…That’s gotta make Jeremy think very hard.

    Then, you have to wonder whether the Mavs are promising him the starting job…..My guess is Lin will have to fight for it in training camp against Barea and Harris…which is fine….but after signing on the cheap, can Jeremy afford to not get a guaranty that he’ll get the starting job?…That’d be crazy to do this..

  • Rick Johnson

    What if he breaks out on the Mavericks playing PnR with Jordan, his brand of BB, THE PG under Carlisle and becomes a sought after max player. All 30 teams going to get extra $20 M boost in their salary cap with money to burn. He will be in his 6th year and qualify for $25 M/ year max contract. That $8 M / year going to look like nothing. He will make what he would have in 3 years in one. Greg Monroe did that, took a $1 M / year qualifying offer from Detroit last year now getting max but stakes are higher next year.

  • leeda harun

    3 more days……. if nothing is happening in thenext 2 days, team lin must consider Bulls offer.

  • Rick Johnson

    Or he can just sign $8M with Phili for 1 year but would that show him off enough to get max next year?

  • Rick Johnson

    Librafree‏@Librafree

    @JLin7 enjoyed his dinner at 天天富羅Japanese restaurant before to US July 4

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/617927428585881600

  • Maknusia

    I guess he likes Japs because it goes well with his diet…lean food

  • Maknusia

    you sure…we are watching….we would need some pictures as prove

  • JJ Hui

    Which team ??

  • Maknusia

    Nathan got that right!

  • dlin23

    Cory Joseph is getting a backup job. Lin could probably get that if he wants to be a backup.

  • Maknusia

    yeah..its kinda overwhelming when you look at these numbers…but I guess most of the team thinks its better to offer big now and save on the next couple of years when the new ruling comes in next season

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He loves everyone. He’s a true christian.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    God knows.

  • Maknusia

    Its mind boggling at times…sigh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Your feeling is wrong. Jeremy needs respect. The money 6-7M is totally unacceptable.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He would still have to tank with roster he’s having.

  • Maknusia

    True, but the funny thing is…I dont think the TV contact would apply to all players (maybe I’m wrong), because adverts do only go to top players, and players who has huge fan followings

  • Guest

    Not really. Depends on what you order and what kind of Japanese restaurants you go to. if you just order dofu miso soup and seaweed salad sure! But if you order lots of sushi, and those fried tempura shrimps and ramen noodle…etc mmm…maybe not so lean

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin at least had his Linsanity days to back him up. In right situations, he could play at Linsanity level.
    Those guards like Cory Joseph, Reggie Jackson don’t even have that.

  • Maknusia

    lol….Mavs need to sell he is better than RPrice!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s to reward those players who had a good time working with Jeremy.
    After most of them retired or gone, NY Knicks became a dead pool.
    You know Linsanity means more than Jeremy alone.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers is on a route of self destruction.
    Their lottery pick and their newly recruits will make sure they will never be a contender again for a long time.

  • Yascar

    Haha I will keep my promise. We shall see.

  • Maknusia

    Happy for him!

  • Maknusia

    Its doable!

  • Maknusia

    Not much reported from Spurs…majority of the news/twitts are from Mavs mainly

  • Maknusia

    seeing double probably…lol