Charlotte Hornets roster

Last year, Hornets were 9th in defense, 28th in offense, and last in 3PT%. They made it a point to upgrade their offense and spacing this offseason, acquiring SF Batum, C Spencer Hawes, PF Kaminsky, and of course PG Lin. Here’s a brief overview of the team (disclaimer: I’m not that familiar with most of the players, just gleaned from articles). You can read more details at http://www.atthehive.com/2014-2015-charlotte-hornets-season-review .

C
Al JeffersonΒ – Good post moves. Not an outside shooter.
Cody Zeller – Will be third year player. Pretty athletic. No 3pt range. Had shoulder surgery recently.
Spencer Hawes – traded from Clippers last month. Shot 42% 3pt two years ago, but had a injury last year and only shot 31%.

PF
Marvin Williams – Last year 7 pts, 5 reb. Team high 35.8% 3pt (among rotation players). Pretty underwhelming career for a #2 overall pick.
Frank Kaminsky – NCAA Player of the Year. Played very well in tournament against top competition. 7 footer who can shoot 3s, put the ball on the floor, pass, high bball IQ. I think he will be Lin’s new favorite teammate.

SF
Nicolas Batum – Signed from Blazers. May play SG. Was a great shooter, but had some injuries last year.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Great defensive player. Not a 3pt threat. Another #2 overall pick.

SG
Jeremy Lamb – was on Rockets before traded for Harden. Hasn’t lived up to expectations as a lottery pick.
Troy Daniels – 3 pt specialist from Rockets. Lin fed Daniels for that famous OT playoff win against the Blazers.
PJ Hairston – rookie last year. 3 pt chucker. 32% fg, 30% 3pt. Averaged 8.5 3PA per 36 min despite his poor %. Character issues. Clifford said, “But he hasn’t developed any way to play to make his teammates better.”

PG
Kemba Walker – Flashy guard who looks good in the eye test, but stats reveal an extremely inefficient offensive player. 38.5% FG, 30.4% 3PT, 1.09 PPS (points per shot).
Brian Roberts – Another inefficient offensive guard. 1.06 PPS
Jeremy Lin – Don’t know much about this guy, whoever he is.

Overall, no superstars on the team, mostly role players who are not ball dominant (except for Kemba). And their new players can all space the floor (Hawes, Kaminsky, Batum). So this could fit well with Lin’s style of play, where he makes the role players around him better. My main concern is whether Kemba can/will play without dominating the ball.

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  • Maknusia

    Go Buzzanity!!!! πŸ™‚

  • blubell
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  • CJSHYY

    Belinelli is in Hornets?

  • blubell

    They got Jeremy instead of Belinelli I think?

  • blubell

    As always, great write up, @real_dsb:disqus! Thank you πŸ™‚
    “Jeremy Lin – Don’t know much about this guy, whoever he is.” (nice touch of humor)

  • Rzo Vlade

    cut the scrub

  • I am The Jason

    Glad that the colors of the website was changed.

  • blubell
  • thanks, the teal color is sure more soothing πŸ™‚
    Credit @disqus_W4kOOens57:disqus and someone else for requesting an instant change

  • CJSHYY

    He’s the most nice SB Nation writer to Lin I see so far…

  • John Lee

    @psalm234:disqus who did the original banner? Trying to cook up a new banner, but need to find out which font to use.

  • he’s young & funny too .. we’ll have a lot of fun next season πŸ™‚
    good for Lin fans to build good relationship with CHA media

    I hope most Lin fans will be polite & nice to support the team

  • It was @disqus_rxPxLxqBMt:disqus who created the excellent banner.
    Perhaps we can also request help from him/her later to simply change the purple to teal

    Here’s the original post:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/#comment-1592998761

    Thanks!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so. This team seems to be not very popular bc not that many fans to show up in their tweet…?! Well, it’s OK. If Lin can play well & help them get into playoff that will be really good for Hornets & Lin.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Let’s show him some support! =)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lin fans ARE Hornet fans. At least for a year, second year optional πŸ™‚

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Great job Psalm! Loving the new colors of the website. Thank you again for all your hard work on this site.
    Thank you to Blubell as well for constantly posting updates and tweets.

  • David Kim
  • David Kim

    I think Lin will have a big year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s interesting that the capsule bio on his twitter page mentions Ryerson University, which is located in downtown Toronto. The background image is also the skyline of Toronto, showing the CN Tower. Here is a view from the south (i.e. from Lake Ontario).
    __________

  • dolphin2k2

    Hawes will be important for spacing. Let’s see if he has fully recovered.

  • Rzo Vlade

    wheres hugo in this site?

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    hopefully.. it is like everyone say ALL IN.
    scary if you think about it.
    but I think he did a calculated risk..interviewing with coach and seeing what their plans and bbal strategy is..
    you just hope coach does not dnp him.. but again calculated risk because cha has stinky player so far.. at pg positions.. kemba is alright.

  • 1mtoldman

    jerry stephens at swarmnsting the si fansided hornets site (he appears to write everything there!)–has a very nice article: “how will jeremy lin fit with the charlotte hornets”.

    its the most favorable without side negative narrative barbs article (as opposed to tweets or fan comments) ive seen.

  • Dan Cohen

    lol..wasn’t lin actually a sg originally..so how is it 2ish for slo long.

  • Rick Johnson

    Librafree
    ‏@Librafree
    @JLin7 had dinner at Gyukaku, Cupertino.(credit jxtran IG)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/619596673958805504

  • Dan Cohen

    omg.
    so that means cha is not known to be a bball town.

  • 1mtoldman

    they were trying to get him but didnt. went to the chaos in sacramento instead.

  • Dan Cohen

    cha is not a bball town.. so what is cha crazy about??
    like green bay is all about football..

  • 1mtoldman

    this seemed to be where the evidence was leading but thanks for the confirmation paul via. eric (pincus btw is one of the best on cap intricacies).

  • Dan Cohen

    they might not even know geography or ABC, but they know about their football

  • 1mtoldman

    if you have some access to it charlotte summer league team on the floor now: kaminsky, troy daniels, pj hairston and a. harrison among the players.

    kaminsky looks very sound fundamentally in the time ive seen him in summer league. he sets a lot of screens and seems have a clear idea of what to do works hard without the ball on offensive.

  • Rick Johnson

    Any bigs that look like good PnR partners?

  • I like Cody Zeller. Great in transition, can finish/dunk well, great touches around the rim, set decent screen, great blocking ability. Not sure about jumpers
    I can see Lin/Zeller alley-opp

    They still need backup center though

    Here’s the highlights

  • yw, everyone is helping out πŸ™‚
    but yes @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus is special with real-time update .. she deserves her 12hr nap

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    no bigs on summer league team other than the tank would expect to make roster. only kaminsky, is a lock; possibly hairston (but less likely with t there) and possibly daniles. outside possiblity harrison if roberts is gone as most charlotte fans think.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought zeller was the back up center.

  • blubell

    Mmm. Nap sounds delicious… lol.

  • John Lee

    Let’s hope he’s the new Ed Davis.

  • blubell

    Thank you for being part of this community!

  • I was thinking for the replacement for Biyombo
    But Jefferson is listed as F/C. But they also have Hawes & Zeller so maybe they have enough, just need 1 more big for insurance

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Hmm. I would like to hear Nick’s answer… whoever he is.
    https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm/status/619604050674339840?s=09

  • blubell
  • Charlie S

    So it begins haha

  • blubell

    Actually, they were just teasing this Nick guy. No harm done πŸ™‚

  • blubell
  • Charlie S

    Well they have money now. Might as well go on a blind shopping spree lol

  • John Lee

    Sinking…sinking…

  • 1mtoldman

    what happened here? how much did brooklyn have to swallow in future salary to dump williams?

  • Derek Kong

    This is my point. Lin should have WAITED. He would have been the starting pg at Brooklyn….

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Looks like Nets will pay 15 mil/year, Mavs will pay 5 for 2 years

  • John Lee

    Hindsight’s always…

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol nets are tanking….they dont wanna win…you want another lakers season

  • 1mtoldman

    the guy hard to figure here is marvin williams; who actually got the most minutes last year i think for horents other than walker and jefferson; it says above as pf he was their best 3 point shooter? but he didn’t shoot much, didn’t score much, seemed to be a non-factor.

    with addition of hawes, kaminsky and increased useage perhaps of zeller who apparently often started but didn’t finish, not sure what williams role would be.

    also: who is the 2? (gerald henderson/lance stephenson last years both gone)–none listed above have starting nba credentials. and hairston and daniels both playing summer league.

    i guess thats why various commentators have suggested batum would drop to a 2 but that just doesn’t make sense to me.

    with williams as an unknown the rotation players i would see with a lot of flexiblity as to position and combination: jefferson, zeller, hawes, kaminsky, batum, kg, lin and walker.

    in practice most teams dont go more than 8 deep in significant minutes.

    of course thats as things stand now; obviously a lot can change between now and start of season to say nothing of trade deadline.

  • Rzo Vlade

    wanna bet…..some of the hornets will be traded

  • real-dsb

    wow, didn’t even though there was such a thing

  • real-dsb

    my guess:
    1. more into college bball in NC
    2. NC fans not as active on social media compared to California or Asia.

  • real-dsb

    college basketball

  • real-dsb

    yeah, like let’s not berate the writers later on.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Good. Let Cuban to get him. DW is not good now always injury…. Oh! Let’s see how CP fight w him for point….LOL!

  • real-dsb

    Kaminsky is way more skilled than Ed Davis.

  • I am The Jason

    Who saw this coming???? Lin is fine in Charlotte. At least they are closer to the playoffs than Brooklyn.

  • 1mtoldman

    paying 25 to 30 million not to have someone play for you but to have someone not play for you.

  • 1mtoldman

    not a lot of trade material there unless they go the way you seem to have been pointing to in previous posts and get rid of jefferson to alter the style of the team (which a lot of charlottle fans seem to be in favor of).

  • I am The Jason

    On top of this, they have an owner who was left at the altar by DeAndre Jordan.

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    19/6/2 pts rebounds assists

  • 1mtoldman

    more versatile.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)
  • 1mtoldman

    tea rooms?

  • 1mtoldman

    everybodys saying bring on the tank.

  • blubell
  • I am The Jason

    D. Williams signing with Dallas just intensify the budding rivalry between the Clippers. Now Paul Pierce can troll D. Williams in the Western Conference

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Oh good, there is a Chipotle in Charlotte. At least we know he won’t starve:

    Chipotle Mexican Grill
    239 S Kings Dr
    Charlotte, NC 28204

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    From a Lin fan prospective, they could have re-signed Tyson Chandler (Cuban claimed he would not make the mistake of letting him go a second time), signed Lin to a reasonable contract and they would have been pretty darn good in the short term. Instead they shot for the moon and got nothing. Greed is bad.

  • real-dsb

    “it says above as pf he was their best 3 point shooter? but he didn’t shoot much, didn’t score much, seemed to be a non-factor.”

    Yes, Marvin was their highest 3 pt % shooter (who had 50+ 3PA). Daniels was higher but only had 36 3PA.

    Marvin didn’t take too many FGA, but he still made the most 3s on the team (95). That’s the sign of a good role player

  • CJSHYY

    DW in west conference only will make him looks even more worst. It’s good. This year it’s the time for Lin to shine again in East.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually there appear to be 6.

  • real-dsb

    “i guess thats why various commentators have suggested batum would drop to a 2”

    I’d rather see Batum play mostly 3 and some 2. That gives Lin more time at 1 and some 2.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s true. You’d think they had enough of feisty PGs after Rondo.

  • real-dsb

    you should tweet that to Jeremy!

  • 1mtoldman

    from what ive seen so far the nets are going to pay him 35 of the 43 million they owed him over the next two years and then he is expected to get 10 mil from dallas over that time.

    so actually picks up an extra 2 mill. and nets pay not for williams to play for them but to not play for them.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, I just picked the one closest to Time Warner Center. I’m not sure where the Hornets practice though if it’s somewhere else.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Chemistry is intangible πŸ™‚

  • blubell

    Jeremy will be the sun rising in the East πŸ™‚

  • blubell

    The eye contact…

  • real-dsb

    told you he’s a stud

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This video was just recently posted 3 months ago, for those who have not seen yet, Lin defense highlight:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WceA7woz2g&feature=youtu.be

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks like the practice faclitiy is in the Time Warner Center. Looks like you can sit at the bar and watch them practice:

    http://www.stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/time-warner-cable-arena-s99/

    Another aspect of TWC Arena that isn’t seen in every NBA venue is an area on the main concourse which features a full-service bar and food court that overlooks the Bobcats main practice facility below. Large windows allow you to peer into this area and view the two courts where the Bobcats hone their skills each day.

  • blubell

    Thank you. I was looking for that!

  • 1mtoldman

    if you happen to be in charlotte they have an open house with tour scheduled for the 23rd july, i think the 23rd.

  • real-dsb

    who are all the hornets related twitter accounts to follow?

  • CJSHYY

    CP will try everything he can to fight w DW for the point that’s for sure. Also will fight for the big contract in the future w DW bc they both contract up at the same year. Interesting, we can see who’s Cuban true love. LOL!

  • blubell

    To name a few πŸ™‚

    @At_The_Hive
    @HoopPlusTheHarm
    @HiveTalkLive
    @333Hornets
    @SwarmnSting
    @BringBackTheBuz
    @QCHspencer
    @tradestreetpost
    @BaselineBuzz
    @hornets
    @HornetsNation
    @MullensMafia
    @HornetsPR

  • 1mtoldman

    what happened to that nap?

  • blubell

    What is nap?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Better DW than Lin.

  • real-dsb

    I knew you would reply first!

  • blubell

    Am I that predictable πŸ™

  • Dan Cohen

    maybe not.. uyou never thought that lin will get only 2 mil per year ok.

  • CJSHYY

    CP will take control the point if it’s Lin w him but not DW. They are not friend & he will not buy what CP said…. I like DW to fight w CP. LOL!

  • Charlie S

    Hope he likes BBQ. Carolina BBQ!

  • Rzo Vlade

    hornets players are hard to trade in espn trademachine………lmao

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Something to think about with Lin’s 2nd year being a player-option:

    – Nets have been interested in Lin for a while.
    – D-Will has finally left.
    – Hollins’ job cannot be safe if he misses the playoffs next year.
    – MDA looking for a coaching gig.

    I’m happy that Lin is playing for Clifford in Charlotte, but it’s good to keep his options open no matter what. If Lin can beast, even as a 6th man, he could be a candidate for the Brooklyn PG job next summer.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I just liked their facebook page. They only have 75 likes. haha

  • leeda harun

    they still have Jarret jack .

  • leeda harun

    who is this nick guy ?

  • zxcvb

    Jack is considered a 6th man…only older than Lin. They wanted to trade him, and he only started because D-Will is broken-down and dysfunctional.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    So which team is the biggest laughingstock: Knicks, Nets, Kings, Lakers, or Mavs?

  • zxcvb

    Barring injury, Lin will likely begin next season as the 6th man. From there, he can show his ability to lead a team — even if it’s the 2nd unit with Lamb, Hawes and Kaminsky. I suspect Charlotte will have some decisions to make the trade deadline regarding Al Jeff and Kemba, but until then, Lin can just focus on playing his game for 25-30mpg as 6th man.

    Obviously, the goal is to become the starter on a team, but it may not be the worst thing to maximize Lin’s minutes without Kemba and Jefferson on the court. Let him play as lead guard with shooters like Lamb, Hawes and Kaminsky. That might show his impact better than being 3rd banana as a “starter.”

  • John Lee

    Lakers, Knicks, Kings, Mavs, Nets, in order of diminishing humiliation.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    All of them are such train wrecks. I think the Mavs have a lot of fresh egg on their faces (soon to be rotten).

  • grover chang

    Does mj watch hornet Games in person. Must be surreal for Lin to pay in front of his favorite player

  • leeda harun

    dont think they will trade Kemba..he is still young.

  • zxcvb

    Nets redeeming themselves by dumping D-Will and possibly even Johnson!

    [worst] Lakers – Mavs – Kings – Knicks – Nets [least worst]

  • TTNN

    come on, hard to find a worse shooter there though, maybe Price could be one, but at least Price is not a volume shooter.

  • zxcvb

    Very poor efficiency, recent knee surgery, declining performance past two years. He could definitely be on the block. With that 4yr contract though, he’d be hard to trade.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah Lakers are the worst.

  • Yascar

    I remember seeing him courtside so I know he watches at least some games. But I was curious and found this old article. Good fun, goofy owner and for me, still the GOAT.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/michael-jordan-took-over-the-hornets–social-media-accounts–shared-selfies–photobombed–was-hip-023537475.html

  • pero_square

    A toss up between Mavs and Lakers.

  • pero_square

    Wow…crazy to think that he was making max just couple years ago. Bad history and bad luck with injuries.

  • pero_square

    Hrm…just looked it up on Google. I live about 325 miles from Charlotte. I just might drive out there for a home game.

  • BobbyH

    Wait to see the 2nd unit outscores the first.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin defends best when he has a smart big man to funnel his man into. Davis does that well. Hope there is someone on the Hornets that can do that.

  • BobbyH

    3.5 months are tooooooooooo long……….

  • sport

    Exactly why I didn’t want Lin on Mavs they aren’t going anywhere!

  • John Lee

    Go watch a summer blockbuster movie like I do! πŸ™‚

  • blubell
  • blubell

    What’s your favorite so far?

  • BobbyH

    That means 90 movies?

  • John Lee

    Only seen Avengers 2 and Jurassic World so far, will watch Terminator, Ant-man and Mission Impossible 5 next. Holding high hopes for Ant-man.

  • John Lee

    You don’t have to work? πŸ™‚

  • BobbyH

    Of course I need to work. I would try online Korean drama.

  • Rick Johnson

    Social Media Manager for the Charlotte Hornets:

    https://twitter.com/eryngradwell/status/613801725531680768

  • CJSHYY

    My friend said ….

    Be sure to listen their podcast and follow them on twitter. They’re professional and do spend time doing homework.They watch Lin’s play and deemed Lin’s poor defense and TO prone is misconceptions.When listening podcast, I think of Jason and Craig in Hou, they just do everything to bash Lin and always biased against Lin. Hornets media are not! Great to know.

  • joyce ward

    I don’t about y’all I am glad Hornets welcoming lin at a cheap price but I am getting the feeling that kemba walker is the big elephant in the room with a lot of these charlotte reporters. Also, i thought it was very telling when MKG/Batum welcomed lin like it was almost “Thank God”. I’m just putting it out there.

  • John Lee

    She doesn’t have a single tweet about Jeremy’s signing!

  • John Lee

    I squeeze in some manga, anime, and gaming. Working on my Macross 30 backlog and Jojo’s All Star Battle.

  • CJSHYY

    I really don’t know anything about Hornets players at all. But I feel the like from Batum is real bc he knows what Lin can do for this team.

  • John Lee

    Houston media were all Morey’s cronies trying to white wash missing out on Linsanity…except Chris Baldwin and Calvin Murphy.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They just did whatever Morey asked them to do… smh!

  • Rick Johnson
  • joyce ward

    Exactly

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets seems to be the right place for Lin to me now. I was upset by the low salary but it’s OK w this year since they really don’t have money. If they really let Lin plays his game I believe it’s very likely they can make it to playoff since eastern conference it’s much more easier than western conf.

  • JoeTeam

    Half Chinese? These are her grandparents … hope she’s single and Christian lol for JLin ok no more meddling:

    Any opportunity I can get to spend time with these two makes my heart so happy ☺️❀️ so thankful to be home! <a href="http://t.co/jyJZ23XgwZ&quot;

  • CJSHYY

    Eric is so nice Plus you just can’t stop to follow Lin…LOL! Lakers is boring too.

  • real-dsb

    must be a hater (jk!)

  • Rick Johnson

    What is the other half?

  • Dan Cohen

    I actually have that slight feeling too..

    if lin gets a lot of interviews from reporter, and which he does usually because of the way he explains bball, kemba MIGHT be jealous subtlely and that is not good. Also if lin does well, kw will feel it because a 2 mil is better than a 12 mil player.. in fact all nba players who get paid that much might feel if it’s in the press constantly.

    Plus from all articles I read, they all tried to help kemba to develop….but some knows that lin is actually the better player.

  • JoeTeam

    Gladwell? Dunno. Not stalking, just hope she covers JLin’s play v well.

  • Dan Cohen

    MKG maybe, but Batum was in portland..so why will he say thank god?

  • real-dsb

    “They watch Lin’s play and deemed Lin’s poor defense and TO prone is misconceptions.”

    Anyone would know that if they watched Lin’s games instead of just parroting what they heard.

  • Dan Cohen

    maybe hispanic.. there are many hispanic and asians and vice versa mixes.

  • blubell

    yup. That’s what I noticed too

  • Dan Cohen

    jackchingbalaBING!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! But most of the reporters didn’t even watch his game at all.

  • Dan Cohen

    well rich cho seems to be the smarter gm.. get a discount on a potential star player.

  • joyce ward

    MKG came into the league at the same time as Anthony Davis and Carter Michael Williams. They had high hopes for MKG but he got injured.

  • Yascar

    Thanks for the link. Great podcast. So far media scores CHA>>>>LA>>>>>>>>>>>>>HOU

  • real-dsb

    we’ll see after some overzealous Lin fans start harassing them after the season starts.

  • Yascar

    True enough. But at least it’s starting off well and fair.

  • Hope

    I hope this is the year for Lin. Who’s the offensive coach? MDA?

  • JoeTeam

    Hope is right.

  • John Lee

    He’s there in spirit. πŸ™‚

  • Lin

    Jordan Clarkson playing great for the Lakers and Laker fans saying they are so happy to have him over Lin. Mavs fans also saying same thing that they happy no sign Lin so they get Deron Williams

  • John Lee

    The ignorant can go eat their fly chow for all I care. Just hope they enjoy the whooping when Lin plays them.

  • Lin

    more enemies for lin

  • Alain Gervais

    damm

  • Lin

    I wish Lin join big market team. Not sure of north carolina Hope he play happy though

  • John Lee

    You should watch Gurren Lagann. The opening scene reminds me a lot of Jeremy’s situation.

  • Dan Cohen

    that is because, I heard, they are running PNR over and over and over again.. because Madsen is the coach.. as oppose to BS who doesn’t like pnr.

  • Dan Cohen

    shehot

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Kemba is quicker off the dribble and more creative….but Jeremy is probably the better true point guard as for getting his teammates involve.

    Kemba is a bit like Kyrie Irvin or Allen Iverson….A shoot-first point guard…a shooting-guard in a point guard body.
    He’s too small to play the 2, so he’s forced to play the point guard position.

    I do agree that Jeremy Lin presence may make him very insecure, specially if Lin is always in the media and is getting love from the Hornets fan.

    I would suggest for Lin to stay low and do minimum media exposure as to not offend Walker.

    My guess is the Hornets patience with Walker is wearing thin and they don’t like the way his development has gone. He doesn’t make his teammates better and may be a negative factor to the team winning.

    It was only after Walker was injured and Mo Wiliam started that the Hornets made a good run at making the play-off…As soon as Walker came back, the re-verted to being less effective…That is because Walker doesn’t look for his teammates like other point guard and he’s not an effective scorer neither.

    I

  • redking79

    RELAX dude. Don’t take stuff so personally especially other teams fans. Generally they’re clueless and also they think Lin is an easy target for blame.

  • Whitman Lam

    MKG is a good defender like a younger Tony Allen. But doesn’t do much of anything else. Doesn’t score even if left wide open. Just like Tony Allen.

  • Hope

    Rich Cho – you have a chance to make a name for yourself with this signing.

  • 1mtoldman

    uh someone mite actually be watching the lakers minn summer league game; where zach lavine is just blowing by clakrson play after play while clarkson just puts up a lot of shots on his own; no pick and roll.

    he’s got to get his shots in now before kobe’s there.

    btw the two top dp’s there but not showing much; mostly clarkson trying and failing to match lavine (he, clarkson, just missed an alley opp dunk attempt).

  • 1mtoldman

    doesn’t get a lot of minutes. doens’t do much offensively.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wait until the PG gets reduced to being caddy for Kobe. Bring up the ball and pass to Kobe.

  • linlinlin

    Sixth Man of the Year!

  • Dan Cohen

    genius is the name.
    morey is to blame again by his boss lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We’ve heard lin doesn’t belong in the nba so that’s not bad what you read

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He knows him well

  • Whitman Lam

    I’m surprised Toronto didn’t offer a contract to Lin. They traded away Vasquez and let Lou Williams go to the Lakers. They must really believe in Corey Joseph.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    This is off topic here…but I’m watching the Lakers Timberwolves summer league game….

    My first impression about D’Angelo…Has a very nice shots and looks like a good passer…smart player who makes good decison

    On the negative side, he doesn’t look very fast or quick…and is not very athletic….I expected a bit of Kyrie Irvin.

    On Clarkson…He looks bigger and may be ready to play as shooting guard….Impressed with his athleticism…Played a lot off the ball with Russell handling.

    Looks like he’ll be coming off the bench to back-up both Kobe and Russell…but maybe Lakers will start Kobe at the 3 and Russel and Clarkson in the back-up.

  • FSW

    Why do you care?

  • Brent Yen

    Could be…..They are actually pretty talented. But……(yes there is always a but) ……KB&BS is in charge…

  • BobbyH

    Love it, KBS, as if they are twin evil.

  • Brent Yen

    Actually I just regretted using that term….no name calling here…:P

  • BobbyH

    OK. KB+BS = K2BS, I meant in algebra sense.

  • Whitman Lam

    Or Clutchfans pretending to be Lin fans to troll people. Those are the most annoying.

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe will always the one who handle the ball no matter what..? What about Randle? How come no news on him at all now? Still can’t play?

  • Whitman Lam

    But what is Kaminsky like DEFENSIVELY ? I know Spencer Hawes is just an average paint protector, and sub par rebounder. There will be times when those 2 are the only rim protectors for the Hornets’ defense.

    Will Lin get the blame as usual for the team’s poor defensive rotation ??

  • TTNN

    I’m not sure Lin want to go, as that team is not a good team, and they might want to rebuild…… not a good situation for Lin there.

  • Whitman Lam

    Defense ? What defense ? Nobody cares about defense as long as it’s Clarkson the next Superstar.

  • KL

    I am amazed at the growth of the Lin fan community. It seems that our understanding of the game has grown. We know the beauty of a true team game. And we understand the politics and also the ugly side of the NBA and pro sports in general. We have very realistic expectations, patience and still high hopes. I guess following Jeremy for all these years has really helped us to grow.

  • blubell
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Randle has looked impressive in some play…Looks very big and a bit agile on his feet for a power forward.
    Decent at putting the ball on the floor and attack.

  • Acbc

    lets leave Lakers news off this board. I’m sick and tired of Lakers and wish nothing but karma comes their way. The last year of BS and Kobe brings nothing but bad vibes and I’d like to never hear about them again.

  • Lin

    Laker fans saying they like DeAngelo. I hope he fails

  • Brent Yen

    And there is no laker fans here…..at least I thought there isn’t focus on lin…..focus focus

  • Lin

    sorry. I watching twiiter and laker fan say bad things about Lin

  • Michael

    Maybe she is shy like me.

  • blubell

    Let’s move on. We’re only interested in Jeremy as a Hornet.

  • blubell

    They are no longer relevant.

  • joyce ward

    Let’s leave Laker’s in Lakerland. I am convinced they will implode this season because F/O won’t police Kobe as usual.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! W his first lose summer league game? How lovely to support him. He looks so so to me only. Clarkson as usual like a SG. I think Lakers sure can get another high pick next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kupchaks told his fans Laker will go to playoff next season.
    As likely as I jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.
    This team is worse than that of last year.
    Byron Scott will implode the team by seeing nothing.

  • zxcvb

    Russell was terrible and overmatched but Summer League is basically meaningless. Seth Curry dropped 30 today! Anyway, Lakers are boring cellar-dwellers and in the past, so let’s all move on.

  • Brent Yen

    No one cares about them….lol

  • CJSHYY

    So Lakers fans still care about Lin? Don’t worry soon they will need to talk more about their new PG’s problem.

  • joyce ward

    don’t care about people who don’t embrace their culture. Culture is what defines us a uniqueness to this world. Don’t know about her, but hopes that she is fair on reporting about lin

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! After today’s lose to Min summer league I think he is sure they will get another high pick next season.

  • Yellow

    Nope, I wish him the best but I don’t hope he fails.

    We should just focus on Jeremy keeps improving and getting better than other NBA players. It’s a loser mentality to hope others fail while not seeking improvements.

  • pero_square

    Beat the heck out of going to the Chinese language boards. It’s like the wild, wild west over there. Anything goes. A lot of doom and gloom, blaming and doubting Lin(not all of them and I don’t rule out there are trolls mascaraing as fans). It’s just very toxic and giving off too much negative vibe.

  • Filler-up

    Agreed. Lakers are the past so I really don’t care to see any discussions here unless it’s related to Lin. Like when the Hornets make buzzkill of the Lakers.

  • LW

    Jeremy’s newest haircut for the Hornets!
    Sighted by my nephew today at Palo Alto.

  • dolphin2k2

    LOL, his face is long enough, hopefully he will gel it down a bit.

  • Yellow

    I approve! *.*

  • lancerwrx2003

    She is taken. Maybe that’s why

  • John Lee

    Lakers may as well tank for TWO more years.

    2016 first round draft pick to Philadelphia
    L.A. Lakers’ 1st round pick to Philadelphia (via Phoenix) protected for selections 1-3 in 2016 and 1-3 in 2017 and unprotected in 2018 [L.A. Lakers-Phoenix, 7/11/2012; Milwaukee-Philadelphia-Phoenix, 2/19/2015]

  • Filler-up

    Kings get my vote.

  • KL

    Yeah some of the other sites are excessively negative. Glad that we have this place.

  • kittyhead

    CJ is a native.

  • kittyhead

    Batum was traded to Charlotte. He will play starting sg.

  • Filler-up

    But he is not going to be a pogo stick, so Lin will have a pick and pop partner rather than a pick and roll partner.

  • leeda harun

    he looks like Bart Simpson…now…ha ha

  • 7iger

    True but not everyone.

  • KL

    Listened to the Hive Talk podcast. Probably the most intelligent and well researched pieces about Lin (except the part about Beverly being an elite defender).

    I think the Pablo S. Torre article earlier this year has done wonders for the perception on Lin.

  • grover chang

    NY, Houston, LA, Dallas, and probably some Charlotte fans will hate Lin. Lin gathering more haters is just par for the course. For someone who promotes charity and love, Lin sure attracts a lot of hate. I guess that is just human nature. Jesus and MLK said to love each other and people killed both of them.

  • FSW

    Troll

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    So safe to say that next season they only tank for nothing. The alternative is to win as many as Laker can; no they couldn’t win lots of games.

  • 7iger

    DWill will be hated by Mavs fans as the season goes on.

  • Acbc

    i have the series on file, liked it except for when they killed off his partner/older brother like friend.
    what are you referencing, that he doesn’t give up and just keeps digging?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Check below from his comments can tell. smh!

  • grover chang

    Maybe Walker will like Lin because he will make the game easier for him. Seems like Walker has to take a lot of contested jumpers and shoots a low percentage. Maybe Lin will attract enough attention and make Walkers shots easier, shoot a better percentage, and score more points. Walker will also draw defenders away from Lin. Maybe they will appreciate each other?

  • Rzo Vlade

    read my post history about kemba. I explain there………………..its nothing to do with jlin

  • Arsenium12 .

    If you do a search in Google Maps for churches in Charlotte, here’s what you get … . Each red dot is a church. It’s startling the array of ‘denominations.’ It’ll be another reason for Jeremy to feel at home. The Time Warner Cable arena is downtown, near the center of the image. Look for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. There are some lovely neighborhoods nearby, too.
    __________

  • 7iger

    Is Eric a Lakers reporter?

  • Rzo Vlade

    mammiiiiiii

  • grover chang

    What’s half asian and half hispanic called. Hisasian? Asianic? Spaisian?

  • Rzo Vlade

    gringosian

  • MEL LIN

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8LdpieVi_A Just want to share this with you guys

  • 7iger

    Not more creative it is more flashy

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, that part about Bev was hilarious. But at least these guys changed their minds a fair amount.

    At first, they wrote that Lin was an awful defender with no lateral quickness…and then they read the article, looked at the advanced stats and watched some videos. And they changed their minds. Now they say Lin has good lateral quickness and is not a defensive liability. They see that the typical criticisms of Lin are false or overblown.

    It’s all about getting a fair chance. If Lin is allowed to play his game for 25-30mpg, he’ll win the Hornets team, coaches and fanbase over.

  • grover chang

    ok googled it. One of the terms for chinese/mexican is CHIC. I like that one.

  • 7iger

    Could be true. I knew a few Asian women that hated Asian men more than anyone else.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I thought Clarkson looked much better than D’Angelo but I believe he’s still 19 and a bit lightweight. So they will be patient with him but tonight was not really a good outing for Russell….Russell is also not that quick off the dribble in compare to other point guards and he’s also not a good defender, from what I could see on the first summer league game.

    Jeremy Lin got a lot of bad rep for his defense…Russell is very poor in this area so it’ll be interesting to see how some of the Lakers fan deal with it…

    Clarkson has put on some weight in a good way..He looks big enough to effectively play shooting guard…My guess is the Lakers told him he won’t be playing point guard, so he had to gain some weight to defend the bigger shooting guards….

    Very impress with his athleticism..If Clarkson can improve his outside shootings, he could really do well..I could see him averaging 17 point…That is of course if Kobe gives him the space to take enough shots.

  • Dan Cohen

    good point

  • Dan Cohen

    yeah I agree 100% especially the points about his defense. It is underrated and like he said.. you watch him play, you will know his defense is not bad at all. somtimes D is a team thing too… if a person blow by you.. the big shoudl stop that person. It is hard to rate a player defensive.. pb got the better eye test because he is a pest..but there are many time pppl blow by him too but no one notice.. only notice the pest.

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  • kittyhead

    I’m impressed he could shoot!! Lin-Zeller’s pnr or pnp will be a great weapon.

  • orLinaryjoe

    A bit too swaggy for me, lol.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lakers, what? Who?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sore, no mo tacos for them!

  • orLinaryjoe

    All you can do is lin

  • TTNN

    they invited Pablo to talk on their podcast, so I’m looking forward to that.

  • TTNN

    like this.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kind of wish the first preseason game wasn’t in China. Afraid his teammates might get jealous that the new kid on the block gets the Beatles attention.

  • KL

    Honestly I can’t imagine being a team mate of Jeremy Lin, as in being under the shadow of his fame. At least his current team mates seem more down to earth.

  • CJSHYY

    No need to worry only 2 games.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree here and I made a similar point yesterday…The Chinese audience will cheer loudly at every little good thing Lin does and that could become a bit embarrassing to him.

  • blubell

    Off topic but I thought this was interesting.
    https://twitter.com/MrMichaelLee/status/619722567390220288

  • grover chang

    Rockets in general are so cool and powerful. I can’t believe houston can’t make a cooler logo.

  • JFirst

    Looks like he was stung by a bee πŸ™‚ Or missing Nick too much …

  • 7iger

    Didn’t know that Bulls logo have never change.

  • 7iger

    Well, heat logo design have never change too just the color that have change.

  • Whitman Lam

    Really? Who are the Hornets playing against ?

  • JoeTeam

    yes, and with Asian grandparents that she openly values, maybe she will show Lin some more fair consideration than the past ‘reporters’

  • JoeTeam

    you being from LAL land, I admire your advice.

  • Yascar
  • Steppen03

    I beg to differ. It will be great opportunity for Lin’s teammates to experience the Linsanity craze and see how popular he is. Who doesn’t want to be popular (playing alongside who is). Remember the NYK days … everyone were pumped up.

  • Steppen03

    I have high expectations for this Hornets team. It’s Not going to be KW Vs. J.Lin . That sort is not important. It’s gonna be about The Hornets Swarm Vs. The East playoff teams. Let’s Not make it personal for Lin. However, I’m looking forward to Lin’s coming stat like 20pt & 7ast.

  • blubell
  • MEL LIN

    that’s it lol

  • zxcvb

    Lin did great playing in Taiwan as a Rocket. Had a great game and crowd went crazy. His teammates and even the opposition seemed happy for him.

  • zxcvb

    People are worrying over nothing. No, the Hornets did not sign Lin to promote 2 preseason games. No, Lin’s teammates aren’t going to hate him for getting cheers.

    If anything, I expect only good things. Charlotte might be tempted to let Lin start this game since it’s just a meaningless exhibition. Which could be a stealth way to show Lin’s potential as a starter…

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol

  • CaliUSMC

    That’s one Azn haircut. Lol

  • CaliUSMC

    mmmmmmm. That Lakers blonde reporter is better IMO

  • let them be.
    Always take the high road like Lin, just ignore the haters. It’s not worth our time
    Most smart LAL fans knew Lin didn’t have chance to play well under Kobe’s shadow

    Let’s focus on supporting Lin to have a great year in CHA.
    Be nice to CHA media & support CHA players so they can play teamball.
    That way Lin gets all support to have great stats in 15-16 to rise again

  • joyce ward

    That’s just it,Kobe is not going to let him shine above him. Kobe’s mentality and socialization skills on the basketball court is that of a high schooler

  • PETE B

    Kobe and his Kobe fans never went to college

  • real-dsb

    I wonder if the Chinese fans will boo DeAndre every time he touches the ball, just out of principle

  • real-dsb

    That is a sign of intelligence. Not everyone is right all the time, especially in the beginning, but an intelligent person would dig into the evidence to find the right conclusion, not just take someone else’s word/reputation for it.

  • KL

    My early thoughts on the team:-

    The Hornets will be a top 5 defensive team. Jeremy is a good one-one-one defender but he is an elite team defensive player due to his high BBIQ.

    They have no real shotblocker but you only need a rim protector when you have perimeter players who gamble too much on steals like Harden and Kobe.

    Offensively I expect the team to be much better this season. One stat that is not often discussed is that the team FG% improves when Lin is playing and allowed to do his thing. It is the quality of the assists that Lin generates.

    If Lin is leading the bench, I can expect the bench to lead the league in +/-. Lin, Lamb, Kaminsky, Hawes and MKG will be great defensively, can run and Lin will get shots for everyone.

    Lin will be closing out games pretty soon. Conservatively 20 mpg but likely to be around 30mpg for stretches.

  • real-dsb

    Yes, but he covers NBA general as well, and he is a salary cap expert.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has blown by lots of PG including WestBrooks, Lillard, Beverley etc.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’ll forever compare Lakers with JLin to Lakers now. Byron Scott steal some plays from JLin would not suffice to make it work D’Angelo Russel on his first year would be given lots of minutes and hypes. All plays would run through him and he had to get support Byron Scott to assure the world that he made a good pick and that he would be just like CP3. The real CP3 will just eat him up.

  • real-dsb

    Summer league recap (5 games):
    http://www.nba.com/summerleague/2015/teams/hornets/#stats

    SG Troy Daniels – looking really good. 54% from 3 pt range! And more amazingly, 7.8 rpg for a guard! He would be a great complement at SG with Lin at PG. His defensive looked terrible his rookie year, but I’m hoping he has improved there.

    SG PJ Hairston – still the same old 3 pt chucker. Took the most 3PA by far on the team (50% more 3PA than Daniels), but only 29% 3pt. 0.67 AST/TOV! Just waive him already.

    PG Aaron Harrison – He was a surprise undrafted player. Now we see why. Another shot chucker, took exactly as many FGA as Hairston. But even worse 24% from 3pt.

    PF Kaminsky – 15.2 pts, 7.8 reb, 1.0 blk, 44% fg, 39% 3pt. He tore it up in summer league. I hope he plays a lot with Lin. If his defense can hold up, he should be starter by middle of season.

  • Whitman Lam

    Chris Paul is going to be sooooo jealous.

  • Filler-up

    In HK, Lin asked if there weee any Lakers fans, and not a lot of people put up their hands.

  • Filler-up

    Latasian

  • real-dsb

    Kaminsky highlights from summer league game vs Nets. Has a nice dribble handoff pick and roll at 1:05.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    One year before, HK was flooded with Laker fans.
    Now those fans are lost for life.
    Lakers are painful to watch.
    Byron Scott is a the most disgusting coach in this side of the planet.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    and is on his way to crashlanding.

  • Infini

    Not sure if this was posted before, but I saw it on Reddit:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/15/sports/ncaabasketball/coach-uses-lin-as-model-for-teaching-pick-and-roll.html?_r=1

    It’s an old article during the Linsanity days, but what’s sweet is that Lin was used as the “ideal model” to teach Walker the pick and roll!

  • zxcvb

    The Hornets gave Stephenson a $27 million, three-year contract in the offseason. But coach Steve Clifford used Gary Neal late in the game. He also seemed to send a message to Stephenson afterwards.

    “He just didn’t play very well,” Clifford said. “I coach to win. I went with the team that played the best. The guys that know what they’re doing out there and played the best are the guys that played. The guys that continue to play like that will be the guys that play.

    Considering Lance got permanently benched and then traded, it seems Coach Clifford was a man of his word. Unlike some fake tough guy coaches…

  • 1mtoldman

    so…charmin? or no charmin?

  • 1mtoldman

    the main thing i like watching kaminsky some in summer league is how fundamentally sound he is off the ball; hes’ always in teh game, doing something…he sets more screens in one half than jordan hill (for example) would set in a season! –not exaggerating a lot from what i have seen of the two.

    hes not the most graceful guy and seems confused on defense some but he has the length to make up for defensive lapses and still affect shots at the basket.

  • 1mtoldman

    can’t really judge anything by summer league: the top players in summer league last year were doug mcdermott, cole aldrich and glen rice jr.

    but individual traits of how someone plays, not looking at number but just what they do on the court.

    the thing is: most summer league players aren’t going to even make the nba roster.

    kaminsky here is the only sure thing,

    i dont see (at this point) any of the others even being part of the primary rotation of 8 or 9 even if they do.

    the one cast member i was uncertain of marvin williams i think is another non-factor; hornets fans dont mention him, he played little shot little last year and i didn’t realize before he is a 10 year veteran; clearly way on the downside, if there would be any interest he probably could be someone to be moved, or even waived with the additions of kaminsky and hawes. especially.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually thats a real possibility.

  • 1mtoldman

    got a google search of chipoltes in charlotte?

  • 1mtoldman

    of what ive read i still like the jeremy stephens? stuff on si fansided charlotte (i think its called swarm and sting).

  • 1mtoldman

    maybe hes heading for the shumpurt look. (now that the shump has abandoned it i guess?)

  • 1mtoldman

    hey man whats up?

    well, lin’s hair’s up.

  • 1mtoldman

    troll spotter. thumbs up. only 141 comments and already on the job.

  • zxcvb

    Fake generic brand toilet paper.

  • zxcvb

    Based on something KHuang said on the other site, I watched a couple Hornets-related YouTube videos today, and I noticed something Charlotte does differently on defense.

    Instead of trapping or pressuring the ballhandler on PnRs, they usually have their bigs stay home and clog the lane. They don’t force many TOs as a result, but they also don’t give up easy drives. They’re vulnerable to guards who can hit jumpers off screens, but even great shooters can be hot and cold, so it’s worth it.

    This PnR approach is why they’re a good defensive team despite having no good rim protectors. And now I can see why Clifford wants to play Batum at SG. He wants a perimeter defender who has the length to bother shooters with his length while fighting over screens.

  • Acbc

    It’s really quite simple. When you go through a bad break up, NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR HOW SNAPPY YOUR EX LOOKS. Everyone wants to just wipe that sad memory away.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    That’s unrealistic…Coming off the bench, what you have to hope for is about 12 point and about 5 assist from about 25-28 minutes per game.

    My guess is Jeremy will be the first guy off the bench at about 7:00 left in the first quarter and will most likely replace the shooting guard, Batum.

    Lin will play alongside Kemba Walker as the shooting guard..then Walker will be subbed out at about 3:00 in the first quarter and replace with a shooting guard…Probably Jeremy Lamb.

    Jeremy Lin will move into the point guard position and will lead the team until probably 8:00 of second quarter..that is when Kemba Walker will be subbed in to replace Jeremy Lin who will need a break…or if Lin is playing well, Kemba will come in for the shooting guard and may play off the ball.

    That is what I envision.

  • wu kong

    so how many here talking about his looks are female??? I like it…. but he could be shaved bald or wearing dreads and I would like it. πŸ˜‰

  • Dan Cohen

    no.. they won’t start him.. they will just status quo like how they do it in the regular season else it will be like houston where after manila, thing seems strange.

  • Brent Yen

    It depends, I think shooters at NBA level will shoot you to death if you do that and make mistakes.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I don’t think Jeremy need to huge crowd chanting his name in front of his teammates like he’s the best player on the team….He may be exactly that, but Jeremy doesn’t need that since the reason why he’s become a divisive player in the league is because of his massive fan-base who believe he’s top 5 point guard in the NBA.

    Jeremy needs to be treated as if he’s simply a player trying to make his mark with the Hornet…Not the star of the team…If he becomes that fine…but he’s not that yet…

  • Brent Yen

    This is if Lin gets around 36 minutes. for a typical 25-28 minutes for a back up…it is unlikely to be the number.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya he will have JLin be the focal point of the Clippers defense to shut him like the Heat did during Linsanity.

  • Rick Johnson

    On the Knicks he was the underdog nice guy fighting to stay on the team Suddenly playing well the players gravitate to that. Now he’s a new guy they don’t know grabbing all the attention like he’s Michael Jordan.

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    Is there any better scorer than Lin in Hornets?
    May be Kemba but not efficiently.
    I think Lin will play pretty big role in this team.
    Lin is also best passer in this team.
    I am so excited and ready to buy league pass. LOL

  • Rzo Vlade

    crystal ball say he will tear it up

  • Acbc

    Cuban never learned from the fiasco with Rondo. He’s become like Dolan, forever chasing the glittering shiny stars. He’ll get burned again and again but he doesn’t care. The Mavs are his expensive collectable toy. He flashes his money to buy the next greatest thing like a kid in a candy store. He never learned his lesson with Nash or tyson Chandler or cp25. Cuban is acting like a desperate gambler doubling down on a bad hand.

  • Maknusia

    He did use it, on his previous training as well, and the weighted ones as well

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    There is logic to what Khaung has said. In today’s game, it’s all about setting traps on defence or better yet forcing teams to do things that negate their strengths. The fact that GSW won with 3s is a prime example of which would you rather have them do? Score 3s or score mid range 2s.

    The offence always has the advantage of first move. The defence can only react a fraction of second later. No defence can ever stop hot shooting but you can give yourself a half a chance by trading 2s and 3s to your opponent’s midrange 2s.

  • Maknusia

    The good thing is there is no real ball hog….cant wait for scrimmages and preseason

  • Maknusia

    Nice to see positive things here at the Hives!

  • Maknusia

    Hey what happened to his hover hand?!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Carlos Boozer has been on the road this summer. To celebrate his mother’s birthday he took his parents to Italy for several weeks (Rome, Venice, Capri, …). Here they are on Capri.
    __________

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  • Maknusia

    Thanks…need to get to know the players…he cuts and opens up well as well, good speed as well for his height

  • Maknusia

    yeah…and more importantly he is quick…impressed as well

  • Maknusia

    lol…Nick said all the good things about jeremy and he dont believe the perception of Lin being bad defender and turn over prone are true

  • Maknusia

    There are always “what ifs”…he is at good place….

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • Maknusia

    Your are doing some homework for Lin! πŸ™‚

  • Maknusia

    Great Interview….took me while to find the potcast

    Direct link as below
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hivetalklive/2015/07/10/hive-talk-live-stinger-hornets-sign-jeremy-lin

  • Maknusia

    we have seen that before…arent we?! πŸ™‚

  • Maknusia
  • Maknusia

    Where is the crow?!!! me not forgetting! πŸ™‚

  • Maknusia

    awesome interview….Nick debunked Lin’s bad defense and turnover prone, and said he is better shooter than KW…

  • Maknusia

    I think so as well..or she is a napper like you

  • Maknusia

    So be it…dont really care…is all BuzzCiy now! πŸ™‚

  • Maknusia

    hmmmm…Im watching πŸ˜‰

  • Maknusia

    There isnt a need, to hope another to fail. All of them are NBA players, given the opportunity, they need to prove themselves…same goes to Lin as well

  • Maknusia

    lol…it rhymes!

  • Maknusia

    he surely doing that for the upcoming change…Go Lin!!!

  • Maknusia

    Did they!!!…Good to know…that would be sweet

  • Rick Johnson

    A whole season of tanking for nothing. Karma https://twitter.com/PompeyOnSixers/status/619917395159748608?s=09

  • Maknusia

    and not forgetting …his turn over as well…its all part of the game and Lin had improved his TOV over the years

  • joyce ward

    Yep lin missed that bullet

  • Maknusia

    I dont think thats really avoidable…its part of Jlin’s package πŸ˜‰

  • Maknusia

    its hard to say…lets see

  • Rzo Vlade

    never draft big with foot injury

  • joyce ward

    OT: mark cuban is crying like a baby since DJ resigned with the Clippers. He basically did the same thing with Parson last year.He found Parson in a bar in Florida and had him sign his contract. Cuban went as far as to post it on twitter.He is embarrassed that CIippers one upped him.LOL

  • Maknusia

    Love all the positive notes on Lin…its been way too long since we experienced it…too long on the dark-side…lol

  • Rick Johnson
  • Brewkowski

    Lachino

  • Rzo Vlade

    embid is done …sad he got it while entering the nba……good thing about walton and yao they able to play in yrs before they got it injured with it…….when your big and got serious foot injury your done

  • John Lee

    Lin has yet to play a single game for the Hornets, and they’re already helping to clear up his name.

  • MomentousPetey

    If Lin outperforms Walker(likely), then he SHOULD be starting. Period.

  • Alain Gervais

    unlikely

  • JoeTeam

    Good team marketing so far … we haven’t seen this.

  • Rzo Vlade

    charlotte is just a passing time its not the target 2016 is the target

  • 22cents

    Yeah. What goes around comes around.

  • John Lee

    This is normal for most teams, Lakers are abnormal and Rox are with hidden agenda.

  • JoeTeam

    Ur right, normal to welcome ppl to your house when no divas at home.

  • JoeTeam

    If Lin breaks out, and it is possible if he is freed, then he might be negotiating longer term. Did they release the option details yet?

  • I am The Jason

    If Lin can produce like he did in NY, I see him staying in Charlotte.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no jdetail just player option 2nd yr,,,,I dunno if I am right ask the mod for better info

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if Charlotte going to play on Christmas Day? Has been an ongoing streak since he was cut by the Rockets on Christmas day.

  • Rzo Vlade

    well kemba days are number wether jlin was sign or not the extension they give to kemba is that they still believe in him to produce or improved after this yr and no improvement expect kemba to be shopped

  • I am The Jason

    I doubt Charlotte is ready to move on from Kemba. He has been solid for them.

  • John Lee

    Does appear to be a possibility, but timing is bad to spread this with a loudspeaker. We hated jerseygate in HOU, let’s not do to others what we find undesirable.

  • Rzo Vlade

    nope….. read the hive

  • John Lee

    Declining stats year to year + injury.

  • Rzo Vlade

    like I said wether jlin was sign or not its in the play…….you think hornets are great for jlin.. there are other teams that much better than hornets……wether jlin is here or not this team is not championship caliber no big names will come or 2nd tier star will come here small teams are long shot specially in the east…exception to that rule is the spurs (small market)

  • Rzo Vlade

    bingo…….they evaluate kemba this yr if they can get really improved with him or its better to find new replacement wether draft or trade

  • Riddick

    Agreed, I’d like for Lin to showcase his skills, then move on to bigger/better things next season.

  • John Lee

    It’d be no concern of ours if Lin didn’t sign, but now that Lin HAS signed with CHA, we as fans shouldn’t help haters manufacture the rhetoric that Lin’s running x player out of the house. Perception is key.

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol…jlin its not in hornets plan……you sign a replacement in longer contract not 1 yr

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin’s second year is player option. If he opts out he will be a free agent again when each team gets an extra $20M cap space to play with and the PG free agent market will be weak: http://www.spotrac.com/nba/free-agents/2016/point-guard/ as opposed to 2017 when cap jump isn’t as high and just about every superstar PG will be a free agent (CP3, Rose, Westbrook, Curry)

    http://www.spotrac.com/nba/free-agents/2017/point-guard/

  • I am The Jason

    I think Lin could have signed for a longer contract. He is just using this one year to fix the damage his value took playing for the Lakers.

  • Riddick

    I believe Lin will outplay x player whether his fans say so or not. I don’t see Lin w/Cha long term, so I don’t really care what Cha fans perception is…to be completely honest.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, Lin could have gotten more for the MLE but would be tied up for several years.

  • Rzo Vlade

    right……the only thing I like with hornets if you look player stats on that roster jlin almost better in every category…….no competition

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah dont care what they really said and replacing someone with X are common in the nba….and besides hornets never accomplish anything they have nothing to brag

  • Rick Johnson

    Just needs a PnR partner to really show his stuff. Perhaps Spencer Hawes or Frank Kaminsky?

  • Riddick

    I think Lin picked a great team to climb out of the hole rox/fakers tried to bury his career in…less known team/players to lift up from the lower end, along w/bringing more interest/fans/media, & prove he can make a difference to any team w/i the year of his contract. Then be a strong consideration for a contending team to contribute for a title. I hate the low ball salary, but I don’t think Cha is the stopping place for Lin…he has bigger aspiration in mind…I hope.

  • JoeTeam

    Awesome!

  • JoeTeam

    Good question πŸ™‚

  • JoeTeam

    I think Lin will do it from any genuine system aiming for the right goals, etc. He’d resist falseness.

  • Rick Johnson

    Exactly

  • Acbc

    Lin has worked hard to find a GM that believes in him a coach that promises to utilize his strengths. I know Lin will be going into Charlette with every intention to improve the team’s record and make them a contender.

    If you look at how Rox changed from a losing record to a playoff team even by misusing Lin, I can bet that the Hornets will make the playoffs and free agents will look at the team favourably. The fact that Howard chose Rox was because Lin made Asik and others into net positive players. It certainly wasn’t Harden who did that.

    I’m just saying that Lin is happy about his situation and his new teammates. He’s looking forward to being part of the family. Why then must we trash his team and teammates? I have every ounce of faith in Lin to do his magic and turn under performing assets into over achieving players. He’s done it for so many of his teammates in the past and made them a ton of money. Look at Ed Davis as his latest project.

    There’s definitely a lot of ifs, but we can only trust Lin like he has trust his GM and coach. IF THEY COME THROUGH AND GIVE LIN A FAIR SHOT AND MINUTES, I EXPECT THAT LIN WILL NEVER LEAVE CHARLETTE.

  • Ulysses Modder

    I have 9 or 10 best teams that Hornets in the conference

    But if Lin is well used by coach then everything changes

  • Riddick

    I agree. From what Lin has said all along, his ultimate goal is to win a championship. Playing in the NBA is a step towards that goal, & he believes a ‘team’ system will get him there because that’s what bball is about. There are teams out there that follow Lin’s idea of a championship team, it’s just a matter of those teams overlooking the wrong rhetoric that’s been thrown about; that everyone who’s black/white is better than Lin & give him a fair chance to show what he’s capable of w/o using him as a tool to hype up player x. I’m hoping that’s what this 1 yr w/Cha will do for Lin. Lin has proven thus far that he won’t be counted out & that’s why I follow Lin & only Lin.

  • Acbc

    Lin has every right to distrust promises. Houston lied to him. Dolan Lied to Him. LA lied to him. We are defensive for Lin but here’s why we love Lin. It’s easy to be jaded, to be guarded and to keep people at arms length. Lin takes the difficult path and lives by the code, “love they enemy”. Every team that’s has done him harm can never say anything bad about him and he continue to walk the path of righteousness.

    Part of the reason teams don’t want to join LA or Rox is that players all know Lin to be an honourable man. They may want to beat him and may even be jealous of him, but they all respect his integrity. The NBA can try everything to make Lin unwelcomed and psychologically beat him down, but the longer Lin stays in the league, the more players will know the truth.

  • Riddick

    Honest question: Why do peoples opinion of the players( wether good/bad ) have to be considered ‘trashing’ or approved? I don’t understand this idea that, if we think the glass is half full, then it’s not half empty mentality. People’s opinion isn’t good/bad, but it’s what we perceive it to be. The hypocritical labeling is what hurts forums…imo.

  • BobbyH

    I bet the other 15 PGs, are all starters with solid minutes.

  • Let the love fest continue! Nice Lin cartoon

    https://twitter.com/BringBackTheBuz/status/619968999489699840

  • Rzo Vlade

    I EXPECT THAT LIN WILL NEVER LEAVE CHARLETTE…….what you know he sign only 1 yr contract you call that long time……..nobody is thrashing his teammate we are discussing players and teams and read http://www.atthehive.com/2015/6/1/8683887/2014-15-report-card-kemba-walker you will understand what were saying it did not come from our mouth……..kemba stats are declining and not getting any better 4 yrs in the league couple with injuries specially knee……..wether jlin is sign or not hornets are pondering over kemba…….

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  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Words are powerful things for sure. That’s why lawyers are considered to be modern day “gun slingers”. That’s how powerful words are and how much pain they can inflict. The argument that opinions shouldn’t be called trashing may be harsh but so are bad opinions of players that haven’t yet interacted with our man Lin.

    Here’s my opinion on the subject. Until Lin has played with the team for at least 10 games of the regular season, no one should go out of the way to help alienate Lin from those teammates. We already have enough sample size on this subject to know that local fans don’t take too kindly to Lin fans trashing THEIR team and I can’t blame them. Just like until your father in law invites you to sit at the head of the table, don’t be telling everyone that you make more money than he does so you deserve to sit at the head of the table.

  • I think most Lin fans here have been quite fair in assessing Lin’s teammates.

    I’m only getting concerned when people speak up on CHA forums to demand Lin needs to start immediately because he’s a better player statistically than Kemba. Even if it’s true, it’s never good to start a relationship by being demanding.
    Rich Cho announced Lin is being brought as a backup and if Clifford is fair, once Lin shows he plays very well, he might start Lin in place or next to Kemba if it helps their team winning

    I hope Lin fans won’t take the bait to follow Lin haters who trolls the forums pretending to be overzealous Lin fans. It might put Lin in a difficult position to be alienated by his teammates & CHA media while we need to support the team so he can be embraced to play together as a team.

  • Rzo Vlade

    do not care they will thrash jlin if he is not playing well or make bone headed play,,,,,,and may I ask what hornets fans can brag about….. nothing, they are consider thrash team for many yrs

  • I really like how CHA media is smart & does their homework in checking video to assess Lin’s game.
    This is something that even LA media doesn’t acknowledge much.

  • Yascar

    I would agree with you if we were talking about Lin’s new teammates on a Charlotte site, but this is a Lin site, and people are actually taking things that Charlotte fans wrote about their own players as a basis pf discussion here. Nothing wrong with that IMO as long as we are respectful in stating an opinion.

    For what it’s worth (which is not a lot), I’ve found this site becoming a little too one sided sometimes. People need to remember we’re just chatting around here. Jeremy, his new teammates, other fans etc probably wouldn’t care a whit so long as we keep it respectful.

    And again, that’s just my opinion.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah thats right no need to go there we can discuss it here

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great post

  • spiderman

    Lin will help Kaminsky, Zoeller and Hawes shine. Like Batum and Lamb too. All team players.
    I can see why Lin is excited about this team.

  • Rick Johnson

    LA media are Byron Scott apologist. Worst record for any Laker coach and a word negative about Scott. Blame it on the lack of talent on the team. Then why not blame Kobe? He was basically the whole offense.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so. NBA normally only pick big market team.

  • blubell
  • Riddick

    Yup…those are bench player #s. lol

  • Steppen03

    Good points!
    I have no problem if he decides to stay with the Hornets in the future with Max contract. It doesn’t matter what team as long as 1) playing a starting role – one of the team leaders, 2) playoff contender, go deep in postseason. Let us take one step at a time: 1) J.Lin be an All-Star. 2) Max contract. 3) Playoff team.

  • Riddick

    Yup…cut off line is just around Lin. smh

  • Jedi

    Someone with a twitter account should remind them of Jeremy’s Triple Double in 29 mins off the bench.

  • absolutely .. if I visit there as a guest, I’ll make sure I’ll be a polite guest
    Same expectations when other fans visit here

    if many Lin fans can help JLin feel welcome & have a great year, I think our mission would be accomplished. Maybe I’ll ask JLin to donate fruit baskets here LOL

  • FSW

    Lol

  • MomentousPetey

    Going to jeremylin.net to read KHuang’s posts!

  • redking79

    Is KHuang banned here? What’s the deal, because he used to both here too.

  • John Lee

    I doubt that he’s banned, I think this forum is too restrictive for his liking.

  • Guest

    Why you want to tell us that?

  • linspiredinla

    I’ll tweet if you have the link.

  • Whitman Lam

    I agree. Unless Walker is playing some great, shut down defense (He never does).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In Summer League now, Lakers is surrounding D’Angelo Russel, just so so, with veterans like Black, Clarkson, Brown against the all rookie team of 76ers.
    Okafor is just spectacular He dominates the low post against Black. Black could only foul him; picked up 3 fouls already in the early going.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NBA is just like Hollywood. They try to make stars but in the process there are so much phony in the media and commentators. It’s nauseating. Some of the commentators of the Summer League totally ignore the game just keep on talking about their old stories. I don’t think I should watch games without Jeremy anymore.

  • John Lee

    Clarkson’s a veteran? Brown and Black both 2014 undrafted. Sophmores against rookies more like it.

  • blubell

    I just tweeted it πŸ™‚

  • blubell

    I believe so…

  • blubell

    It looks like @Hornets24_7 follows many of Jeremy’s fans, including me. I have tweeted the video link of Jeremy’s 1st 3D game so he should see it πŸ™‚

  • blubell

    It is not fun without Jeremy anyways…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He has one full year of NBA starting in many games. The 76ers are all rookies.

  • CJSHYY

    Who is winning now? Lakers really made a big mistake that didn’t pick up Okafor.

  • John Lee

    You’re certainly a more generous man. Personally I wouldn’t refer to anyone under four years of experience as veteran.

  • 1mtoldman

    well i thought we weren’t supposed to talk about the lakers but since someone else brought it up i mean the lakers are just laughably bad; esp. clarkson. last nite lavine just ate him up; like he wasn’t even there.

    and tho clarkson led his team in scoring they lost badly to one of the two worst teams in the league.

    tonite again; he’s laughably bad, dominating the ball (which of course he wont be able to do with kobe so i guess has to do it now ) again leading his team in scoring and again the lakers losing badly to the other worst team in the league.

    the things is, the point being made is: these guys on the floor in the summer league for the most part are the guys they will have to put on the floor in the regular season (otehr than kobe)

    the entire team from beginning of last year: lin, boozer, davis, hill, johnson, price, ellington, are all gone.

    other than hibbert someone indiana actually basically in effect wanted to be rid of so bad they “traded” him for hill.

    and kupchak says the lakers may make the playoffs this year.

  • John Lee

    I’d like to dedicate this song to Mitch:

  • Brent Yen

    I know what you guys mean, I am saying, NBA is not really all about trapping. I know I use terms very differently than how KH uses it. If we are talking about defending PnR here, it really depends on what type of the ball handler you are defending.

    Defense is about how many options you can take away from the offense. I doubt it will end well if you kept just letting ball handler shooting mid jumpers. The reason is mid range open jumper (by the ball handler) is usually not the last option of an offense. Mid J from bigs is.

    Majority NBA teams ICE the PnR for a reason. It is not really trapping tho. The other point I am trying to make is, KH said it like you can only use 2 guys to guard PnR. Ideally it will be great if you can do that, but in reality, it usually need a 3rd guy. Why? because you need to make sure they do not get an open shot, and chance to score at the rim at the same time.

    Anyway, I think PnR defense coverage is not really a set in the stone thing, it changes from play to play actually. You do whatever works for you at the moment, and keep doing it until your opponent adjusts.

  • 1mtoldman

    a-ha!!! wow. now thats a name i haven’t heard in a long long time.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not many NοΌ’οΌ‘players have had that kind of experience.

  • John Lee

    You’d probably guessed my age by now. A-ha’s much better than today’s boy bands.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The fun to talk about Laker is they will be so laughable after Jeremy is gone.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76er leads by 1 point. 37:36
    42:38 now.
    Okafor is dominating.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mitch Kupchak and Byron Scott were on the sideline watching the summer league game against 76er.
    76er’s JaKarr Sampson has had a few dunks in breakaways.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Okafor got triple teamed down low and scored.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When you put Jordon Clarkson against a rookie, the advantage is so obvious.
    But not when you put Upsaw or Black against Okafor.
    A big man like Okafor will immediately contribute to the team.

  • John Lee

    Clarkson is a clueless chucker and his defense rivals Harden’s, Zach LaVine blew past him left and right last game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Okafor is not in. 76er retakes the lead by a 3 pointer.
    Clarkson and D’Angelo Russel is in. D’Angelo Russell is not fast enough and he’s not a good shooter.

  • Alain Gervais

    when do Charlotte play

  • rookie75094

    The lakers messed up big time…Okafor is a beast…where as the other russell…not so much…hehe

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t know.
    I subscribed NBA in Hong Kong. They have been showing us Summer League Basketball lately.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah. Score when triple teamed!
    He’s unbelievable as a rookie.

  • rookie75094

    The Hornets are done with their summer league..I think

  • Alain Gervais

    clarkson 18 ppg 1 assist per game

  • rookie75094

    Is Okafor #8?

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • rookie75094

    Then he is in right now

  • Alain Gervais

    yea

  • Alain Gervais

    okafor look un involved out there, looks a bit gassed

  • John Lee

    Learning about NBA pacing.

  • rookie75094

    Lol..announcer…Russell is moving beautifully with the ball…then he shoot a brick…. announcer…chirp, chirp. .. hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    He’s a SG now.

  • rookie75094

    7 tos for russell…wow

  • CJSHYY

    Russell is so so only. Lakers should pick Okafor instead. But it’s from BS & Mitch… not surprised. LOL!

  • John Lee

    He’s never NOT been an SG. It’s a mystery why he was ever labeled a PG.

  • Alain Gervais

    good but shoots way too much. they said a 3 guard rotation. will be interesting to see lol

  • CJSHYY

    PG for next 10 years…LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly

  • John Lee

    Maybe Kobe had a hand in it too? Not wanting mini-Shaq 2.0?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    7 Turnovers for Russell.

  • rookie75094

    I know he has nothing to do with Jlin….but somehow I really dislike him…hehe

  • John Lee

    Not TO machine unless he’s Asian.

  • John Lee

    It’s for the right to say: “Lakers gave up on Lin…for THIS?”

  • Alain Gervais

    no need to too much energy. my thing as long as scott ids there he will have a heard time. scott system kills pg’s

  • rookie75094

    Funny how the announcers just ignored that…smh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Player like Okafor doesn’t come by too often. He doesn’t even seem that he tried too hard. Upsaw kept on pushing his 270 lb body. Okafor doesn’t seem to care. Perhaps, he is just saying push as much as you want while I am not going to the hoop now.

  • rookie75094

    Haha. ..that must be it

  • Alain Gervais

    its crazy hornets talked about how good lins stats are yet given the system he played in its spectacular. watching clarkson and russell deal with that offense makes me say good riddance. bye b.s

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You know Russell doesn’t have speed and he can’t shoot.
    Ideal PG for Byron Scott!
    Maybe his head of snake will get more play time next season! LOL

  • rookie75094

    Actually Larry Nance Jr is playing really well

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Much better than the franchise player. Without Clarkson, Russell will be cooked.

  • linspiredinla

    What is your tweeter handle? Tweeted to @hornets24/7, right?

  • rookie75094

    Yup…I kinda like him.. because he tweeted the truth…hehe

  • 1mtoldman

    dont look now but another curry is leading the summer leagues (all 3) so far in ppg.

  • rookie75094

    Unfortunately the sixers sucked worse than the lakers..smh.

  • joyce ward

    I wander is lin going to Mo Williams academy this year?

  • Brent Yen

    Not trying to offend ppl….but you guys really like LAL…..LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    over. only vegas league left.

    kaminsky was top 10 in points and minutes.

  • joyce ward

    Nope

  • Brent Yen

    Many discussions…down there…LOL

  • rookie75094

    I “like” the lakers less than the hustun rockettes. …hehe

  • Brent Yen

    Since he has mentioned about changing shooting forms. I assume he will do his own things for awhile. So I guess it will depends on when will MWA hold this summer.

  • 1mtoldman

    still trying to get in digs at lakers. its residual. if youll recall same thing happened with rockets. it will pass. (i didn’t start it, i resisted as long as i could…i only entered in late in the chain).

  • Brent Yen

    LOL ok…not a big deal anyway. I am just saying

  • rookie75094

    Yeah… Brent ..I think I started it.

  • 1mtoldman

    just saying. i think thats another jw trademark phrase tho maybe (what ever happened to the thickening plots?) btw.

  • 1mtoldman

    brent is a known troublemaker.

  • Brent Yen

    There is no plot to be thicken at this moment I think…

  • Brent Yen

    What…?! you hater

  • rookie75094

    Nah…Brent is cool

  • 1mtoldman

    for summer league news not connected to that team in california which shall not be named; dae amazed that another curry is the dominant scorer so far in the summer leagues?

  • 1mtoldman

    joke

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin was never in the Lakers BS long term plans. They traded for Lin to get the 1st round draft pick that came with him. Had Lin stayed with Lakers BS would have started Ronnie Price over him.

  • 1mtoldman

    a low simmer at the moment.

  • rookie75094

    I am a hater of the hustun rockettes and now the lakers is on my hated list as well

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Laker won 68:60
    Okafor didn’t try too hard
    Okafor 32:22 min 6-14 FG; 7-12 FTs; 11 Rebounds 5 TOs; 3 ast; 2 Block shots out of 3 Block Attempts game high 19 pts.
    D’Angelo Russel 32:45 min 4-15 FG; 6-9 FTs; 8 Rebounds 3 Assists; 7 TOs; 1 Block shot 14 points.

  • Brent Yen

    And….the list lengthens….

  • joyce ward
  • rookie75094

    I know…. Brent is still cool nevertheless.

  • rookie75094

    Haha

  • Brent Yen

    They have done some homework….OMG OMG OMG OMG

  • joyce ward

    Yep, they seem excited about lin

  • JoeTeam

    Seth, or his sister ? lol.

  • 1mtoldman

    overall there has been a progression: rockets fans were just minions, lakers fans were more diverse but kind of nasty and not always grounded in anything resembling reality.

    hornets fans tho disagreeing on a lot of things (including lin) seem for the most part civil and knowledgeable.

    i think its a matter of the sensibilities of the cities involved.

  • John Lee

    Da future for the Lakers! LOL

    I’m so happy that they passed up Okafor for whatever dumb reason.

  • joyce ward
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They only have 1 player that means something Okafor and no more.
    Sampson shot poorly poorly despite being very athletic.
    P. Jackson didn’t turnover much but didn’t create much either.

    I guess only Okafor can make it to the NBA.

  • Brent Yen

    I wonder how Lin is ranked in PP (P+A)

  • Brent Yen

    SG?

  • 1mtoldman

    i still think its highly unlikely he would make the initial roster; probably d league. depends tho on what moves they make before the start of season.

  • joyce ward

    I think D league too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m telling you guys when the season begins, there is no eligible PG for the Lakers.
    The head of the snake should start for the Lakers.
    LOL

  • joyce ward

    I think he is a PG

  • 1mtoldman

    clarkson’s got to get his shots and time with the ball in now before kobe is there.

  • Brent Yen

    As long as he is not the future of the Hornets…..I guess it is all good…lol

  • 1mtoldman

    third time ill mention it and then let it go but (and its only two games but) i think its pretty neat that steph curry’s brother seth is dominating the 3 summer leagues in scoring.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s a SG!

  • Brent Yen

    Seth still playing?

  • joyce ward

    Kobe is gonna shut down everybody, just watch

  • joyce ward

    Kobe is not going to let him outscore him.bank on it.

  • 1mtoldman

    thats the point: the lakers summer league team has like 5 or 6 guys who will be on the nba roster this year ( including the alleged starting back court) playing against teams that have probably only 1 or 2 guys (okafar in this case) that will even probably be on the nba roster.

    and they (lakers) still look bad.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, Kobe is going to be the PG, SG, SF playmaker, shot taker.
    He’s going to shoot 20 to 30 shots per game.
    No he’s not going to call D’Angelo Russell Charmin because it will embarrass Byron Scott and Mitch Kupchak.

    In NBA history, 2nd draft pick always goes bonker.

  • 1mtoldman

    27.5 per game in 2 games. (two wins also) new orleans.

  • joyce ward

    I have some thoughts on what the hornets are trying to do with the PG position, but I will just keep it to myself for right now.

  • 1mtoldman

    “and the plot thickens”.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!!

  • joyce ward

    Kobe will play the game for a little bit, then he will be back to his usually bulling self. BTW, Clarkson is going to be Kobe’s next target next season.

  • Brent Yen

    Impressive….

  • CJSHYY

    I think so plus next season will be Clarkson’s contract year, you know Lakers…Don’t think he can take that many shots like right now.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s for sure. LOL!

  • joyce ward

    Yep.LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well they can then sign him back cheap by putting him on the bench.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s a SG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Kembe Walker doesn’t improve on the PG plays, the Hornets has no chance to get to the playoff.
    Perhaps, if the 2nd team outscores the first. Well that wouldn’t be such a good thing, right?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers seemed to play of a back to back and their players were on dead feet at the end.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    As long as he’s not Asian, it’s perfectly OK.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott wanted him to take over some of the PG play time in order to lose more games in a spectacular fashion.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What do you think about the chance that Byron Scott would stay on being the coach of Lakers at the third year.

  • Brewkowski

    No mystery. jlin.

  • MoominFloren
  • joyce ward

    Ok, thanks for the correction:)

  • MoominFloren

    Oops …. Just see Joyce has posted it already

  • orLinaryjoe

    For a second thought this was Lakersground. Nope, right place. Bored I guess, lol.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s SG.

  • blubell

    My my… too many LAL discussion.
    Let’s remind ourselves we’re Jeremy’s fans… with Jeremy’s triple double highlight video πŸ™‚
    https://t.co/e602Fm9zmP

  • blubell

    I’ve posted this earlier when @hornets24_7 started to follow me on twitter… smart guy, he will have lots of followers soon πŸ™‚

  • orLinaryjoe

    There you go girl!

  • blubell

    My tweeter handle is @blubell903. I tweeted it to him and couple others.

  • blubell

    Thank you. I tweeted it to few of the Hornet’s media people πŸ™‚

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • orLinaryjoe

    Team Lin!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We have nothing to say about Jeremy until the training camp.

    But we could still have fun otherwise. The best part is about Jeremy’s presence and his effect on his teammates.

    I love to see Laker goes bonker next season. I have no worry about Jeremy doing well in the Hornets. Everybody is going to love him in Charlotte and his character and charisma. They don’t have lots of haters there.

    Of course Lin haters will follow Jeremy but Lin fans is going to shut them up for good this time. Local fans has no reason not to support Jeremy.

    For the time being, let’s have fun doing a little vendetta against Scott and Kobe. After Jeremy left Lakers, this team is going down quick. They have lost so many players. You know Byron Scott is not the kind of coach who could put together a team quickly. It would be much more interesting to watch the downfall of Lakers now.

    We can also talk about Charlotte’s chances to the playoff; much better than the Lakers, of course. What is to talk about now. Kaminsky seems to be quite a center and I strongly believe that he and Lin will make lots of PnR plays fun. He is a 7 footer that can really run on open court.

  • blubell

    Yeah! We help them with their homework on Jeremy… we’re such nerds πŸ˜›

  • blubell

    And they actually enjoy doing homework. They will go far in life. lol.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I can’t help it.
    How many games can Lakers win next season.
    With the intention to lose, they won 21 games last season.
    How many games they can win with the full intention to succeed?

  • blubell

    We’ll have something to talk about on Monday after his press conference. I can’t wait!

  • blubell

    NBA radio said 30+ games… I had a good laugh.

  • blubell

    He probably saw Hornets media guys constantly tweeting about the increase in number of their followers overnight and he wants in on it. haha.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nice that you can get good medical care in Charlotte.

    Dr. Anderson is Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, serves as a team physician for the Carolina Panthers, and serves as a consultant to numerous collegiate and professional teams.
    __________

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/620043070164353024

  • John Lee

    What makes you think they have the full intention to succeed?

    1) BS is still head coach
    2) Lakers still have a top-3 protected first round pick next summer
    3) They barely scraped up Hibbert and Lou Williams during FA, not enough to make it to playoffs anyways

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    OK!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Do you think they can really tank enough to get another top 3 lottery pick.
    NY Knicks couldn’t make it this season after getting rid of almost all useful pieces.
    But I love to see them tanking another unprecedented season and watch Byron cry.

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    Yeh Lakers like slowmotion plays! Hibbert and the MJ-to-be future superstar definitely fit their system!

  • John Lee

    I’m under the impression that Clarkson played as PG in college, no?

  • blubell

    Thank you Arsenium. Your posts are always interesting.

  • John Lee

    Hear, hear to watching Byron cry!!!

  • Acbc

    I’m sure that we all mean pretty much the same thing but we differ in semantics. A better word for trap is maybe to channel or misdirect a player into doing something that looks easier but not necessarily what they do best. I don’t believe that a defence can stop an equally skilled opponent. The offence always has the advantage.

    In the PnR, it’s almost impossible to stop a skilled pair that work together well with just 2 guys. I still remember cp3 funnelling Lin into a “trap” when he was with the Rox. Of course Mchale was useless in making adjustments to help Lin with easier outlets. I think we both agree defence must be played as a team and with lots of communication, rotations, anticipation and a lot of effort.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Couple of the comments I read…

    If he does good I guess we’ll be on ESPN a lot, so that’s kind of cool, plus, maybe we have a shot at a Christmas Day game now? (Kaminsky jerseys!)
    Yep, this sub has been replaced.
    When does any thread around here get damn 50 comments? This is a good thing, right!?

    Just a reminder to Fans of Jeremy
    I love Lin too, but please be reasonable and behave yourselves accordingly from now on. This subreddit belongs to the Hornets and their loyal fans, not Lin-Only-Fans. I’ve seen you all carry Linsanity and its burdens from NY-> HOU -> LA, and it wasn’t pretty. So please respect local fan’s opinions even if things get negative. They want their hometeam to win more than anything else, and so does Jeremy and any player on the team! This is Hornet’s turf. Let’s try not make a scene here!

  • Kianainhi

    Lin led the Lakers 2nd unit to #7 in the NBA. Also, 2nd unit scored more points than the starters in many games. I’m sure this was not lost on the Hornets org. I’m wondering if Hornets are into analytics as other NBA teams are (exception of Lakers).

  • Kianainhi

    Ha! Ha! Same here but will let the season play itself out.

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Lin is new to the team. Lin fans already have a rep for being overzealous. It’s just too easy to make things easy for the homers to hate Lin fans.

    Here’s the thing about taking what they say about their own players and repeating it as fact on our site. Families often fight amongst themselves. So when a brother says that his sister is a bitch, that’s acceptable within the context of the family. If you or I calls her a bitch, you better be ready for a knuckle sandwich.

    I smh when Lin fans got chased out of Rox And Lakers forums so I’m just weary of how we might be repeating the same scenarios again.

  • TTNN

    There summer league game today had total 5 assists for the whole team, out of 24 made FGs, 5 assists.

  • John Lee

    Stay away from the ignorant commenters.

  • redking79

    Knicks couldn’t get a top 3 pick because of bad luck in the NBA draft lottery. They had the second worst record in the NBA and had a 55.8% chance for a top 3 pick.

  • blubell
  • Kianainhi

    That is true but depends on the team Hornets are playing. NBA can schedule Hornets vs Lakers on Christmas Day or Hornets vs Rockets.

  • Brent Yen

    Meaning who cares about lin….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tanks for nothing!
    Tanking is the worst strategy for Lakers next season because once they lost the lottery pick, by the way is very likely, they have nothing else at all.

  • blubell

    or they don’t know who Jeremy is yet.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PG like Jeremy doesn’t come by too often.

  • Keith

    Power of Lin fans

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They only talked about 14 points and forgot it took him 15 tries.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Playing on back to back.

  • Brent Yen

    Or it is just “in the name of The team, we can trash whoever we want” logic. #PTSD. Lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum and Lin will develop some good chemistry for the team. Hawes probably will get his touch back on 3s but Kaminsky seems ready for NBA. He’s very skillful now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I doubt it unless Kobe lasted a few games only.

  • blubell

    I can’t wait until the healing can begin πŸ™‚

  • blubell

    can be somewhat scary πŸ˜›

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Let Lin’s game to change their mind. Besides, it’s impossible for everyone to like you.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe. But I really don’t want to see Lakers or Rox game. LOL!

  • Kianainhi

    LOL!!! Betcha if either team play Hornets, you’re gonna be watching.

  • blubell
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree here…I’m a bit freaked out by what to expect from other Lin-Only-fan…I’m also hoping for them to be reasonable here…Lin doesn’t need that…He doesn’t need to bring more hatred toward him because of his fan base comments.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Byron Scott HAS to win this year…At least, he needs to make a play-off push or he’ll be FIRED.

    Scott doesn’t have the pedigree to keep this job beyond this year, specially with coach like Thiboneau waiting on the wing, and I’m pretty sure his people will campaign hard to get their man the Laker job.

    No one really trust Scott to oversee these younger players…Scott did his job which was to tank…soon, Lakers will look for a more proven coach to take them ahead.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    D’Angelo Russell looks raw but I can see the potential in him…..I don’t think he’ll be a huge positive for the upcoming campaign…He also looks a bit thin in compare to Clarkson….Okaford is more ready to make an impact now as compare to D’Angelo.

    It is likely Russell will be a bit more turn-over prone than Jeremy but it’s okay since he’s only 20.

    I thought his game was much more mature and he’d be able to help the Lakers wins game right away..This summer league games have clearly shown us D’Angelo is not ready to be a major impact player now.

    The problem for Byron Scott is he needs to show major improvement this year as for wins or he’ll be fired…I don’t think they can afford to lose as much as last year….My guess is D’Angelo comes off the bench and Clarkson starts alongside Kobe….That is if Byron wants to win now…D’Angelo will need time to grow.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Okaford would had been better for Lakers now…but D’Angelo does have a high ceiling, so maybe in 2-3 years, he’ll be the much better player

  • Maknusia

    lol…just kiddin mate…yeah I’m happy as long as Jeremy is happy with his choice

  • real-dsb

    He’s listed as one, but supposedly he played PG for Hornets in summer league.

  • real-dsb
  • real-dsb

    Maybe he displayed some raw potential, but I don’t see what is impressive about
    42% fg, 24% 3pt, 67% ft, 1.9 ast/tov in 5 games in summer league.

    http://basketball.realgm.com/player/Aaron-Harrison/Summary/24309

  • Grace Nsns
  • Arsenium12 .

    Thanks, blubell. I appreciate that.

  • 1mtoldman

    jc has to get his possesions in before hes playing with kobe. if you watch the games you notice even when russell is supposed to be playing the 1 its jc who actually dominates the ball. and we know jc does not do assists.

  • 1mtoldman

    before it was top 5 now its top they have to tank even tougher.

  • 1mtoldman

    i have faith in bs ability to reach for the bottom when its toughest.

  • 1mtoldman

    i swear either kupchak or maybe one of the la beat writers said good chance for 40. other than kobe/hibbert/williams the players in the summer league are going to be the rotation and the summer league team which is hte lakers real regular season team for the most part can barely compete with the worst of the other summer league teams who are playing 90% guys who wont even make the regular season team.

  • 1mtoldman

    kobe will just last a few games. but they can still tank it out.

  • 1mtoldman

    roberts is long gone. waived probably now that they have signed harrison.

  • 1mtoldman

    is that monday in charlotte or monday in ????….wherever any of us are?

    is charlotte in the u.s.?

    (i had it confused with charelston).

  • 1mtoldman

    btw he’s been d league all star last two years. he’s got less respect than lin in his career so far but he’s only 24.

    curry outside davis inside could be fun for pelicans.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Lin getting sushi in Mountain View, California last night. With the introductory press conference tomorrow, I guess he’ll travel to Charlotte today.
    __________

  • gasparthe2nd

    You are absolutely correct. Linfans should not be offensive to folks on their own turf. We should enlighten and inform, if need be, and be witty and smart in our response. Good ol Liln didn’t disappoint in Houston and LA either. That is, when he was allowed to play, he was sensational and unforgettable. At least he ‘sensationalized’ MY emotions! :} (Not to mention the few TO which pissed me off a bit).

    Anyway, the Hornets have ended up looking like a thief… !What a steal!

    Go Lin!

  • David Kim

    What time is it?

  • Maknusia

    lol……

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why are people so afraid of Linsanity? Is it a taboo for them?
    Nobody can deny Linsanity in NY. It’s simply a fact.
    There are still tons of haters libeling twisting the facts and lying.
    Is it what sports is about?

  • Yascar

    The press con? 1 pm Charlotte time on Monday, according to (ironically) Eric Pincus, our old friend in LA. All I know is that’s 1 am Tuesday morning for me.

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so…lol jk who is afraid of Linsanity?

  • Whitman Lam

    I doubt they are as good as the Phoenix Suns medical staff who kept Nash healthy all those years.

  • David Kim

    Thanks

  • David Kim

    I am ready for Linsanity 2.0 lol

  • Infini

    It’s never been the Lin’s fans that were a problem though. It was usually haters that pretend to be Lin fans.

  • Infini

    All of the really bad “fans” have usually turned out to be haters that pretend to be fans.

    The reason I know is because those “fans” aren’t found on this site or JL.net.

    If they were true Lin fans, they would also post at one of these sites. But since they don’t, I think it’s very obvious they are trolls.

  • Infini

    I feel the Lakers still want to tank, so seeing them do badly won’t really help. I hope they do just well enough to not get a good pick!

    Honestly, I don’t really blame Scott as much as McHale.

    Scott really didn’t have a choice. He *had* to tank. In fact, he recognized just how good Jeremy was because he would try his hardest not to play him.

    But McHale was different. They wanted to win, but at the same time, he was just incompetent and probably ashamed that Jeremy embarrassed him with Linsanity.

    So I’ll root for Rockets to lose, Knicks to stay bad, and for the Lakers… meh, don’t really care about them.

  • John Lee

    Assuming he can survive Kobe’s and BS tormenting for a full year.

  • Brewkowski

    mainly yes. he wasnt a very good shooter in college. jabari brown also played for missouri in the backcourt and known for his shooting.

  • John Lee

    From the few games that I’ve seen Jabari play, he has better PG notion than Clarkson does.

  • Yellow

    Off topic, anybody watching Wimbledon Men’s Singles Finals between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer?
    An emotional tight match between two great tennis players. Too bad the play is suspended now because of rain…

  • Brewkowski

    yes, clarkson is athletic and likes the ball in his hands to slash and finish at the basket. his 3s are getting better and learning to distribute a little more but he’s getting opportunities to improve and make mistakes.

    it’ll be interesting to see if kobe’s has changed and will play more of a team game or if his insertion into the lineup will affect clarksons and everyone’s elses usage rate.

  • gasparthe2nd

    I don’t know…. Linsanity is alive and well in my book. In fact, I’m still ‘kookoo for coco pops’! [Who can remember?]

  • gasparthe2nd

    You’re probably right. These trolls can be a nuisance: wrecking and splitting, you know.

  • Charlie S

    What record do you think the Hornets have with JLin as the 6th man? When JLin played without Carmelo during that famous run, the Knicks went 7-1. Based on last years Eastern Conference records, the Hornets could easily become a 5th seed in the playoffs and do some damage. Exciting times ahead!

  • CaliUSMC

    Djokovic too powerful.. GG

  • Rzo Vlade

    if they post al jefferson lottery…….if they run 8 seed to 7 seed………need to get rid jefferson before season starts

  • Arsenium12 .

    One of the impacts of Jeremy Lin’s fans. The “stinger” was a 20 minute online discussion about Jeremy coming to the Hornets …
    ___________

    https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/620241820182679553

  • Arsenium12 .
  • crotchpants

    Agree!

  • Rick Johnson

    I think when something is unconventional especially if doesn’t fit their stereotypes people want to be skeptical don’t want to look like a fool for buying in until there is unrefutable evidence. It is always easier to jump on the bandwagon later if turns out to be the real thing. Lin will need to make a sustained run at greatness for people to finally see. No amount of argument, debate, statistics will change people’s minds right now. He needs to show it on the court.

  • John Lee

    Cocoa Puffs…not coco pops.

  • John Lee

    Something just dawned on me.

    For the last six months or so I’ve been getting lots of hornets sneak into my unit in Hong Kong, now I finally realize why. πŸ™‚

  • Jedi

    Maybe Jeremy too, when he was in his hotel in HK.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .

    The Hornets’ upcoming games in China will be only the second time that they’ve played preseason games overseas. In 1994, the Hornets played the Golden State Warriors in Paris and the Italian team Buckler Bologna in Bologna, Italy.

    Basketball is the number one team sport in China, with 300 million people playing the game.

    See : http://www.nba.com/hornets/press-releases/hornets-participate-nba-global-games-china-2015

  • blubell

    Hmmm. Everything is falling into place… πŸ™‚

  • John Lee

    The business impact will shock the Hornets in a good way.

  • blubell

    Buzzanity in your home?

  • redking79

    Jeremy’s got jokes… love it! πŸ™‚

  • blubell
  • blubell

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    “everything is proceeding as i have forseen”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAf0QnLFS7Q

  • Acbc

    Not green hornets?

  • linlinlin

    One interesting stat
    Lin and Kemba are top 5 in block for point guard. Lin #1 in block per min. He blocks big too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGTjipDs7U).
    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/blocks/sort/avg48Blocks/position/point-guards
    by lakedragon on Jul 11, 2015 | 1:47 PM reply

  • Steppen03

    It’s all water under the bridge. Can’t cry about what you can’t control. After everything said and done, it’s ALL good learning experiences for our boy, Lin. Jeremy got a big contract –> taste of playoff games –> add more arsenals to his game –> gain more fans in LA –> Hornets: Reborn. Linsanity Prime.

  • blubell

    He has blocked many bigs. Notably, Josh Smith πŸ™‚

  • Steppen03

    Sure, it sucks… “But what don’t kill you only make you stronger.” Steve Nash, CP3, D. Lillard, etc… They all have been overlooked at one time or another. Just Lin has been the underdog all his life. Not saying it’s just… But like Lin, just have faith and keep fighting. Hey, if Lin would’ve been drafted and gotten a contract – Linsanity would never have happened. There will be No record breaking. All in all, the greatest achievement is knowing how to overcome adversities. I’m so, so proud of Jeremy Lin. Can’t ask for more.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is attendance data for the 2014/15 NBA regular season. The data is sorted by the column on the far right, which gives the average attendance for a team as a percentage of the capacity of the respective arenas in which it played its games. In other words, for the Cavaliers, who are listed in the first row, when you consider all of their home games and all of their away games, the arenas were 99.2% full.

    By that measure, the worst team in the league was the 76ers who, on average, played in arenas that were 79.9% full. If you look more closely, there is a big difference between their home and away attendance figures. For the home games their arena was only 68.6% full. On the road they played in arenas that were 91.8% full. I guess that’s the impact of tanking.

    Both at home and on the road, the Hornets played in arenas that were about 90% full. Several teams have home attendance that is, on average, bigger than the capacity of their arena (e.g. Dallas’ home attendance is 105.1%).

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/attendance
    __________

  • Rick Johnson

    How did JLin lose the ball? Did Curry grab his arm causing him to run into Sacre? Or did Sacre come out too far picking JLin instead of Curry? Looks like JLin was upset at someone after the play.

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Linzzanity!

  • Filler-up

    Table Tennis is the number one sport in PRC.

  • Filler-up

    20 , unless Kobe gets hurt again, then it will be 25.

  • David Kim

    Jeremy Lin – Full Highlights vs Hornets – 23 Pts, 8 Ast, 6 Reb – Mar 3, 2015

    https://youtu.be/YvzL43PNzVQ

  • David Kim
  • JoeTeam

    Awesome, jlin a green hornets = Bruce Lee.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Somebody insists that Jeremy is not athletic.
    Let him watch this.
    Draymond Green is one of the most athletic NBA player in the league with an $80M contract. How many players did that to him? None!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Probably a yank!

  • blubell
  • Ulysses Modder

    Hi

    When Lin chose Hornets, he thought of maximize all positive in his career and minimize all negative in your career as a player in the NBA since Knicks

    Example:

    Lin being well paid, playing in a great market, a great team with a Allstar player iso ball, with coach did not believe him and Lin are starting PG

    Now Lin is being underpaid, playing in a small market, a small team without a great player allstar iso ball, with a coach who believes in him and being a PG Backup

    Then Lin tried very things that made Linsanity happen but now the Hornets

    Thanks!

  • John Lee

    The Hornet’s shape forms number 7!!!

  • Dan Cohen

    sure

  • Dan Cohen

    too much time on his hands lol

  • Dan Cohen

    zamm. he is like a celebrity over there.

  • Grace Nsns
  • Grace Nsns

    real cool.
    there is another one by spaceballer @realgm, cute one.

  • blubell

    Nice lefty reverse lay up @ 1:58.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    Easy better than his welcome to L.A.

  • Guest

    soccer should be the number one.

  • redking79

    Curry got away with a foul. Unfortunately a common occurrence for Lin.

  • Infini

    We all know why some people would think that, but I wonder if another factor is how Lin was measured? He’s one of the few players that was measured barefoot, while the rest are measured in shoes.

    So “technically” he should be listed as 6’5 or so. Maybe that’s why less knowledgeable misjudge him?

    But still 6’3″ should be big enough, especially as a PG.

  • Infini

    I think this really depends on if Jeremy is a true 6th man that also finishes games. And when he’s playing with Walker, what his role is.

    If they trust him, and let him orchestrate the offense, then I agree they can definitely make the playoffs.

  • gasparthe2nd

    !Yaaaay! There it is! Kookoo for cocoa puffs…kookoo for cocoa puffs….

  • Brent Yen

    I hope someone will post some Lin’s new training video soon. Can’t wait.

  • TTNN

    Like he should do his weight lifting during his interview…… come on, Brent. You are asking too much, LOL

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….interview is boring anyway

  • Grace Nsns

    I hope it’s about his 3pt shooting. 40% here we come!

  • Brent Yen

    Whatever that will be….will be better than the interview…lol

  • Rick Johnson

    I was curious as to why Charlotte was called Queen City so looked it up. In case anyone else interested:

    Nicknamed the Queen City,[9] Charlotte and its resident county received its name in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who had become queen consortof Great Britain the year before the city’s founding. A second nickname derives from the American Revolutionary War, when British commander General Cornwallis occupied the city but was driven out by hostile residents, prompting him to write that Charlotte was “a hornet’s nest of rebellion”, leading to the nickname The Hornet’s Nest.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte,_North_Carolina

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if JLin will still get a greeting like this when Charlotte goes to China for the preseason games:

    https://youtu.be/r0BgTD_SW8I

  • Rick Johnson

    Confirmed again. 2nd year player option. Good

    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/620468659551649792

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers too slow:

    Eric Pincus ‏@EricPincus Jul 10
    Mitch Kupchak said on @TWCSportsNet that if Ed Davis waited a day, they would have been able to bring him back – but Ed wanted to lock in $
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/619419358616399876

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    it’s always interested to someone who wanted to learn like myself.

  • blubell

    ED deserves better. I’m happy he is out of that toxic environment.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wish he was going to Charlotte too. They could have given them their MLE.

  • blubell

    I will miss his chemistry with Jeremy. I think it was better than Tyson’s. ED’s and Jeremy’s eye contact… will be missed.

  • Rick Johnson

    If they wan to win games they better have JLin in to finish games. B Scott wanted to tank games so that is why you didn’t see Lin in to finish games. Only when B Scott had a personal reason he wanted to beat a team (like Boston) he’d leave Lin in to finish games.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, Ed knew defensively and offensively where to be in relation to Lin.

  • kittyhead

    I think he could start and has a lot of playing time in Portland, which is def. better for his career. ED is great, but now I look forward to LIn-Zeller combination. lol Zeller could also shoot 2s and dunk! Not sure how his defense is though.

  • bolero
  • Yascar

    Uhhh…. he didn’t wait because he didn’t really want to be there.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What Lin haters have been doing:
    They are telling others that they are big Lin fans and then they start dissing Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why should he wait if he could get the deal done right away.
    Money won’t wait.
    After that Lakers would just try to offer him a cheap contract.
    I think Ed Davis has probably made a very wise decision not to wait.

    When Lakers asked him to wait, they probably thought they could get Ed Davis cheaper.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s up to Charlotte to make him feel at home. We Lin fans are waiting.

  • Infini

    Those haters are easy to spot. The sneaky ones will “praise” Lin but doing it a way that antagonizes everyone else.

  • Infini

    Agreed. But I’m just afraid “politics” might just get involved again. Hopefully this coach and management won’t succumb to it.

    And considering Jordan is the owner and how competitive he is, I’m hoping they will do whatever it takes to win.

  • John Lee

    Tank you but no tank you.

  • joyce ward

    Davis wasn’t trying to stay with Lakers. He was fed up with the kobe/scott drama.

  • james brown

    why the wait if they really wanted Ed davis? now he just narrated who Mitch kupchak really is as a GM.

  • KL

    Don’t agree with the lateral defence part of the article but good that Batum is spending time hyping up Jeremy Lin. Batum would know what Lin is about.

  • Filler-up

    Davis was never going to stay after being dissed like last year.

  • blubell

    It’s not Batum’s account. It’s a fan account.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    @psalm234 or any mod, please make a new thread for Lin press conference which will start in few hours time. Thanks!

  • KL

    Oh I see. Hard to tell which accounts are legit.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I did wonder but….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t think I’m able to watch the press conference live as it will be 3am in my time esp after 12 straight nonstop hours of activities. My eyes barely open now. Hope that I can watch the recorded one and all the full comments when I wake up:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    as i have pointed out b4 here all the last season (start of the season) rotation players with kobe and scott are gone.

    hill, davis, johnson, lin, price, ellington. all gone. (boozer not yet landed anywhere last i checked but will be gone too)–all gone,

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Grace Nsns

    Sweet dream. YOu can always come back watch the re-play.

  • Grace Nsns

    take care of yourself first Melody.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Portland wanted the answer so… Don’t get why Lakers couldn’t offer him one day early?

  • Maknusia

    nice!!!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin making friends already …
    __________

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This was posted awhile ago but most of us didn’t know what to make of it. We’ve never heard Jeremy “boast” before. But that’s not what he’s doing. He seems to know he will shoot over 40% from three!

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/617879660148359168

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s an example. Lin looks very healthy and rested, by the way.
    __________

  • David Kim

    Looks taller LOL

  • Arsenium12 .

    Officially, Lin’s new jersey …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/620605528251629568

  • Weifang

    He could have reached 40% easily last season.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    How do you figure? Last season he took 176 3pt shots and made 65 of them. That’s 37% which is very good but to shoot over 40% is elite. Are you saying that the BS system hurt his %?

  • Charlie S

    Since JLin needs to get into a rhythm to get hot, perhaps the poor player time management of BS impacted all his shooting stats.

  • ok doki
    thanks for the heads-up. rest well

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s true. But his “guarantee” of 40% next season implies he can do it under any circumstances. He seems to have figured something out and/or improved his shooting.

  • 1mtoldman

    a couple days ago on this board i asked that same question and suggested that perhaps he had sort taken it over inherited it, had it passed on, from shump now that the shump has gone over to a different “summer” style:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2514038-cavaliers-iman-shumpert-trades-in-his-flat-top-for-new-hairstyle

  • 1mtoldman

    is “heads-up” a subtle reference to lins new hair noted above?

  • Weifang

    He never said “guarantee”. I mean which NBA player would say this.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy was often yanked off the court when getting hot.

  • New Thread for JLin Presser!
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lin-press-conference-charlotte-hornets/

    Let’s tune in to http://hornets.com today at 1pm EST for @JLin7β€˜s live introductory press conference in #BuzzCity!

    You can also tweet a question to @JLin7 at @hornets and he could answer it!

  • πŸ™‚ not Lintentional but good idea!
    Heads-Up Buzzanity!

  • Weifang

    Of course. stat sheet never truly reflect Lin’s performance in the past seasons. Based on the confidence he showed before the Laker season started, I think he can get to 40% without any problem. So 37% for me is a miracle number with the way how Lin was played.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s why I put “guarantee” in quotes. But what he said is pretty close to it. I believe him a lot more than when Lebron “guaranteed” he would win the finals. Lots of famous athletes have made guarantees about crucial games or series.

  • Weifang

    oh, my bad, didn’t catch that part. Lin said the similar thing before joining the Lakers though. 40% has been his target for several seasons.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks

  • wu kong

    yes. he needs 30 minutes on the floor

  • Michael

    To be honest I think it did. Not because Byron threw toothpicks at him every time he took a 3, but because the spacing was terrible, the ball movement was terrible and the shot selection was focused on those nice long two’s that wins you championships except for the last decade or so.