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Game 77 Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls: Play Free, Jeremy!

Game 77 Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls: Play Free, Jeremy!

In the post-game interview, Danny Green was asked by a reporter about Lin’s struggle. He acknowledged Lin needs more time to adjust but he just needs to play free and confidently to go back to his old style of playing basketball. [3:13] Danny Green on Lin’s struggle, “Yeah, it took him some more time to figure it out but I think it’s him more on his own head. He’s thinking about it too much. Just play free, play his game, and things will come to him. Sometimes you don’t get rhythm either way, you put more pressure on yourself. He doesn’t need to do that. We’ll talk to him. We’ll continue to encourage him. We’re going to NEED him. I ... »

Game 76 Toronto Raptors vs NY Knicks: Jeremy Lin Needs A Touch of Linsanity Miracle Again at the Madison Square Garden

Game 76 Toronto Raptors vs NY Knicks: Jeremy Lin Needs A Touch of Linsanity Miracle Again at the Madison Square Garden

With only 7 games remaining in the regular season, Jeremy Lin’s time to convince Coach Nurse to give him a meaningful playoff rotation might be running out. He will need a touch of Linsanity miracle that he created back in 2012 at the Madison Square Garden building more than ever. Coach Nurse Wants Lin to Keep Shooting Out of His Slump During the Nick Nurse’s post-game interview, a reporter asked about what he is going to do with Jeremy who struggled with 1-9 shooting to finish with 2 points at the Chicago Bulls game. Lin was aggressive but struggled to make shots. Coach Nurse: “Keep throwing him out there and hope he starts making some shots. That’s it. Keep giving h... »

Game 75 Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors: Uncertain Times Requires Lin’s 6th Man Scoring Role in 2016 Charlotte Hornets

Game 75 Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors: Uncertain Times Requires Lin’s 6th Man Scoring Role in 2016 Charlotte Hornets

 After only playing for 6 minutes despite playing great defense in the loss against the Charlotte Hornets, Jeremy Lin’s role becomes uncertain in Toronto Raptors. What type of role does Coach Nurse want to see from players competing for the 9th rotation spot in the playoff? The answer might be found in Coach Nurse’s post-practice interview in which he praised Norm Powell who did not play in the first half but shot well with 4-5 shooting including 2-2 from 3s to finish with 10 points in 12 minutes of play. Coach Nurse likes if Norm Powell can bottle the energy and continue to knock down some shots with no turnovers. Alarming Raptors Lack of Priority in Defense and Ball Movement It... »

Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

Game 74 Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors: Familiar Opponent Might Help To Create Mini-Linsanity

With Lin’s offensive game improving in the past 3 games but with limited minutes, Charlotte Hornets might be a good team for Jeremy Lin to perform well in extended minutes. In 3 games against the Hornets this season, Lin averaged 14.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1.3 steals, 0.3 blocks in 19.7 minutes per game with 63% shooting (44.4% 3-point shooting). He seemed to have performed well against his old teammates, perhaps due to the familiarity of how they play and the system. With only 9 games left in the regular season, time is running out for Jeremy Lin to produce one or two Linsanity games that will convince Coach Nurse that his offensive skills can be called upon in their playof... »

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Game 73 OKC Thunder vs Toronto Raptors: Improved JLin Stats in the Last 7 Games

Although Jeremy Lin only scored 6 points in 15 minutes of play, he was able to be aggressive to score a long 2-point shot to start the game and got 2 FTs. He played great defense on Russell Westbrook but missed 2 threes in the 2nd half. With Kahwi possibly resting on a Friday game with the Raptors hosting OKC Thunder, Lin might get to play more minutes. Lowry is still expected to be out to rest his injured ankle. @JLin7 first FG big 2 in Q1 G72 vs Thunder. #KeepGoing #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/pPgkLafHh1 — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) March 21, 2019 Kawhi talks with @JLin7 on the bench in Q2 G72 vs Thunder. pic.twitter.com/GtahkXhk1A — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) March 21, 2019 In his ... »

Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

Game 72 Toronto Raptors vs OKC Thunder: The Lin Bullet Train

After finishing his best game as a Raptor with 20 points off 7 out of 11 shooting, 1/3 from downtown while dishing out 2 assists, grabbing 3 rebounds, Lin posted on Instagram, “A Bullet is Forever”. It means you can’t “unfire” the bullet. You pull the trigger, it goes out, and the world is forever changed, hopefully in a small, insignificant way, but irrevocably no matter what. Despite his points came in a blowout game against the lowly Knicks, Lin looked like himself to shoot jumper after jumper without hesitation. Perhaps this was the beginning of Lin getting comfortable in the Raptors system. The next game against the tougher team in OKC Thunder will be a bigger test if ... »

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Game 71 NY Knicks vs Toronto Raptors: Lin’s Mission to Fit Into the System

Jeremy Lin did not look comfortable on-court and it certainly showed in his stats after the Pistons game finishing with 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds in only 17 minutes of play. In the 2nd half, Coach Nurse started Fred VanVleet back in the starting role and he had a good game finishing with 17 points and 4 assists in 31 minutes in his first game back after the injury. Strategy to Break Out of the Shooting Slump In the post-game interview, Jeremy Lin confirmed that he is still in the process of figuring out how to fit into the system and the transition process will take a bit of time: Reporter: “You’ve been trying to take more shots lately. Is this your decision to break out of... »

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

Game 70 Toronto Raptors vs Detroit Pistons: Lin’s Versatility Starts to Show for the Raptors

NBA Canada released a new article with positive tone on Lin’s first month with his improved 3pt shooting of late   What have we learned from Jeremy Lin’s first month with the Toronto Raptors? The shooting percentages and advanced metrics have been rough, but Jeremy Lin has shown signs of being the player the Raptors had hoped he’d be when they signed him. Whereas VanVleet is the better 3-point shooter of the two, Lin is the better scorer inside the perimeter. He generates a lot of his scoring on midrange pull-ups and he’s a crafty finisher around the basket, giving the second unit a dynamic it has been missing this season. Encouraging defence As up-and-down as Lin has ... »

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

Game 69 LA Lakers vs Toronto Raptors: Jeremy Lin To Start, Kyle Lowry Will Rest Ankle

The Raptors struggled in the second night of back to back game and lost 101-126 to Cleveland Cavaliers, giving up 44% 3-point shooting (18-41) to the Cavs. Even worse, injuries took its toll as Kyle Lowry, Danny Green, and Pascal Siakam had some form of injuries during the game. Kyle had a sprained ankle but might play. Ibaka got 3-game suspension for fighting with Marquese Chriss. Lin still struggled from 3-point line shooting 1-5, not looking comfortable making open 3-point shots but drained a long buzzer-beater 3 at the end of the 1st quarter. It is possible that when he did not have to think much, his shooting mechanic is fine. We can only hope that Lin can overcome the shooting slump qu... »

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Game 68 Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: Growing Lowry-Lin Chemistry

Toronto Raptors announcer: “One of the things I have enjoyed is the relationship on court with Jeremy Lin and Kyle Lowry. It just seems that they connect. Kyle takes great joy of Lin’s success on-court. They read each other so well. Both play the game at a high-level as far as how they think. And every time Jeremy Lin, he’s gone through some struggles, when he had some success, Kyle is the first one there to give him props and make him feel good” [mark 5:09 of highlights] Kyle’s the de-factor #1 leader in the Raptors. His joy and desires for Lin to play well next to him because they share the same high level of basketball IQ will be extra crucial to Lin’s ... »