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Lakers depth chart breakdown: Jeremy Lin

Lakers depth chart breakdown: Jeremy Lin

[Editor note: this is an article posted by Mark Medina of LADN, Here is the link of the article. Photo credit: “LIN. Lakers introduce newest player Jeremy Lin to the gathered media at the Toyota Sports Center training facility in El Segundo.   Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze/ 07/24/14″]   Below is the ninth in a series previewing the story lines surrounding each player on the Lakers’ roster for the 2014-15 season. This post focuses on Lakers guard Jeremy Lin. 1. Will Lin start at point guard? It would seem unthinkable two years ago to debate whether Steve Nash remains worthy of keeping his starting point guard spot. He has already etched a Hall of Fame resume that e... »

Disqus Hangout Oct 2014

Disqus Hangout Oct 2014

Please feel free to post & discuss latest JLin or other news in Disqus Format. For news worthy of a separate and focused discussion, Contributors and Moderators can create new posts.   »

Which players would you like to see Lin play with and why?

Which players would you like to see Lin play with and why?

Some of specific players I would like to see play with Lin are: Leonard, Denny Green, Boris Diaw, A. Davis, Faried, Iguodala.  Duncan is too old, so I left him out.  These players all seem to me to have “non-star” attitudes and will sacrifice for the good of the team.  Many players talk the same thing, but rarely, do their actions back-up their statements. »

NBA Coaching Rankings: CBSSports ratings

NBA Coaching Rankings: CBSSports ratings

  This is a very interesting article. It’s not very common to have NBA Coaching Rank so it’s worth our discussion to see how NBA Analysts see the quality of coaches as a leader and tactician. Just for the summary, here is what JLin Fans would like to know: Pop is #1 as everyone would expect under “The Elites” category Byron Scott is ranked #16 under “The High Expectations Crew” category Kevin McHale is ranked #21 under “The Cause-for-Concern Allotment” category The general sentiment in the article is Byron Scott has a reputation for a good coach for your players and teaches good defense but not a serious contender for Coach of the Year (CO... »

Former Sportswriter debunks the Myths About Lin

Former Sportswriter debunks the Myths About Lin

In social media age, information (false or not) travels/spread million times faster than how it was in the old days. The good thing about it is we get broader/deeper/quicker access to the information of the sport/teams/players we like/hate. However, the problem arises when the information is too easy to spread, with almost no moderation. False narratives/facts start to flood our twitter timeline, fan sites, or even larger sport websites. Here is an excellent fan post by Nathan Gottlieb on his blog ranting about the false narratives about Jeremy Lin across the NBA community. Nathan Gottlieb is a former sportswriter for 19 years covering NBA. Please go read it and I will quote a few from his p... »

Pat Beverley – Says No Friend of JLin and Parsons

Pat Beverley – Says No Friend of JLin and Parsons

Pat Bev on SiriusXMNBA today saying he's no friend w/ @JLin7 & CP now they're on other teams. »

Lin’s Hidden Value at the Hoop by Joey Ramirez

Lin’s Hidden Value at the Hoop by Joey Ramirez

Source: Lin’s Hidden Value At the Hoop, Joey Ramirez, Lakers.com Since his NBA debut four years ago, new Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin has evolved from a seldom-used backup into one of the league’s most efficient and underrated scorers at the rim. Fresh out of Harvard in 2010, Lin played limited minutes for Golden State and managed to score on 53.3 percent of his attempts at the rim. However, that percentage swelled to 63.3 with Houston last year. Of Lin’s 131 shots at the hoop in 2013-14, 67.9 percent were unassisted, which testifies to his ability to drive through opposing defenses. This mark tops many of his fellow point guards, such as Russell Westbrook (67.1), Deron Williams (66.7... »

From 713 (Houston) to 7/13: What Changed for Jeremy Lin

From 713 (Houston) to 7/13: What Changed for Jeremy Lin

After two seasons in Houston we can finally say: “Thank God It’s over!” 713 (Houston Telephone Area Code) Era At first they promised Jeremy to be the face of the franchise, be the go-to-guy… and then they threw him under the bus multiple times after they traded for James Harden. But, we know God has a perfect plan and everything happens for a reason. In Houston, Jeremy learned to improve his weaknesses: he learned how to play off-ball, he improved his left hand, his 3-point percentage and now he’s become one of the best defender in the league – even if Jeremy already was an underrated defender. McHale’s been pretty harsh with Jeremy these years, comp... »

Basketball Insider season previews (2014/15)

Basketball Insider season previews (2014/15)

Avatar Arsenium12 . • 7 hours ago Basketballinsiders.com is releasing their 2014/15 previews of NBA teams. See : NBA teams’ preview by Bussiness Insider Here is the Lakers’ preview : See :  2014-2015-los-angeles-lakers-preview (Business Insiders) Jeremy Lin is identified as the Lakers’ top playmaker : … We’re not predicting a repeat of ‘Linsanity’ or anything of that nature, but the circumstances are in place for Lin to have a very productive year as he seeks long-term security moving forward. While known for being a guy that thrives in the pick-and-roll, Lin has actually improved as an all-around offensive player that can also play off-ball. At 6’3, Lin does a good j... »

Nash to start? Mark Medina interviewed Coach Scott

Nash to start? Mark Medina interviewed Coach Scott

In a recent interview (here) of Byron Scott, done by Mark Medina of LADN. One paragraph caught my eyes, Scott will spend training camp figuring out his starting lineup, which he says will currently feature Nash, Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill. He is leaning toward starting Wesley Johnson at small forward because of his defensive potential and relying on Nick Young’s prolific scoring off the bench. Scott also reported Xavier Henry has not fully recovered from left wrist and right knee injuries. Seems like Mark indirectly confirmed that Lin will be backing up Nash, if both Nash and Kobe are completely healthy at the time of the training camp. This move might actually make basketball sen... »