Free Agency Day 1 Recap

That was quite a first day of NBA free agency. Over $1B in contracts committed. There were many seemingly overpaid players, but the NBA salary cap will be increasing by 60% over the next 2 years, so those contracts won’t outrageous next year.

Most of the Day 1 signings were teams re-signing their own players. Not too many surprises, except for Kevin Love (it wasn’t known whether he would leave CLE) and Tyson Chandler (moved to PHX).

Lin had a relatively quiet first day. Rumors that DAL, SAS, CHI, SAC, LAC, MEM, IND, GSW, LAL may be interested in Lin. The biggest dominoes remaining are LaMarcus Aldridge (frontrunners are Spurs, Suns) and DeAndre Jordan (frontrunners are Mavs, Clippers). When those two are signed, the rest of the dominoes should follow.

The Lakers made underwhelming impressions to all the free agents that visited them. No one wants to play with them (Love, LaMarcus, DeAndre). But the Kings are even bigger mess. They pursued everyone out of desperation, even Rondo and Monta. Worse, they did a salary dump and traded away valuable future draft picks to try to free up cap space for players who don’t want to come.

Changed teams:
Tyson Chandler – to the Suns
Demarre Carroll – to the Raptors
Amir Johnson – to Celtics

Re-signed with original team:
Leonard
Millsap
Butler
Love
Brook Lopez
Dragic
Draymond Green
Tristan Thompson
Middleton
Brandon Knight
Thaddeus Young
Danny Green
Shumpert

Expected to re-sign with team:
LeBron
Marc Gasol
Duncan

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  • Briiick

    Fan No.1

  • Rzo Vlade

    2nd

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Why new thread???OKOKOK previous thread is too long. Some fans are getting very stressed out while JLin is still having fun in Taipei:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin will stay another 2 days in Taiwan. BB camp and meets fans. Fans are extremely excited. Apparently JLin will leave Taipei with red-eyed flight on 4 July. Should arrive back to US at the same day. Probably JLin will schedule to meet teams then.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    zzzzzzzzzzzzz in North and South America. Only left Asians and Europeans:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rzo Vlade

    video unavailable sorry, this video could not be played

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really???!!! Let me see whether I can find youtube version.

  • Maknusia

    Fine with me…lol it was not a standard height 🙂

  • Maknusia

    I was wondering the same…didnt realize the previous had reached about 1500 posts!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good! Of course it wasn’t. It’s made for special children:-)

  • Maknusia

    Glad he didnt break the board! LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. Guess guys and gals are different. Gals were more concerned JLin would hurt his hand than break the board:-)

  • Yascar

    Funnily enough I’m based in PH but both Filipino and British (Asian-European) so no wonder I’m hanging out here right now. Just wish there was more news but good to see J enjoying Taiwan so much. ☺️

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. New posts kept on coming in as I went for oncologist followed up appointment. Hard to follow FA news. Glad that finally slow down when I returned:-) More actions tomorrow:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop he had it. About the same but much clearer one. I’ve posted in previous thread but buried under tons of FA news. Let me see whether I can find it again:-)

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…..I did thought of that…but he was showing it off…hahaha…just to please those wonderful kids…and you are right…he should not overdoing things…stay healthy!

  • Maknusia

    I havent had the time to catch up on the previous postings….doing it now…thanks to you and ALL others who took the time and posting latest happenings….cheers

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just post it in above thread. Hopefully you can watch it:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He did mention it. That’s why he isn’t playing street ball this year because of FA. Fans are quite disappointed but very understanding:-)

  • Rzo Vlade

    its okay just open in diff browser

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not much of JLin’s news except quite a few teams reached out to JLin. That’s great! JLin will consider every offers but will make his decision based on his own criteria–starter, coach, fit….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Enjoy reading:-)

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin going back to the Knicks would probably be the most dramatic and interesting free agency signing.

    The only problem is the triangle may not fit Lin well without enough PnR.

    Part of me would love to see him back in New York…At the least, I would think they would try hard to put him in position to re-gain his Linsanity year there since he created such a massive buzz in the garden.

  • Rzo Vlade

    stop kobe buddies are there….and the triangle maniac still trying to fit the triangle peg to square peg

  • guest

    the rim looks lower than 10ft?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome! Not a problem at all. Treat me your best meal if I ever visit Italy again:-) How’s things there? Everything is ok? Not affected by Greece financial situation?

  • David Kim

    Ramona Shelburne – Verified account ‏@ramonashelburne

    Arron Afflalo will sign a two year deal with the Knicks. His option on the second year. $16 million total.

  • David Kim

    Lin’s ex-teammates Asik and Shumpert got good contracts.

  • MEL LIN

    I have feeling Jeremy will end up with the Bulls

  • Maknusia

    Latest updates on FA

  • Tey Ling

    The lowest point for JLin was the dnp in the Lakers vs Spurs game. For this I wish he joins the Spurs and stick his revenge on BS!

  • Yascar

    Same here. Might not be too bad.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I know your fam is in food business:-) Wish I know you and some others are from there before my tour. At least I know then where to go to get nice authentic local food:-) Anyhow, really enjoyed my time in Europe last year. Spent about half of my tour in Italy. Wish I could stay longer in Europe. Too many places to visit:-)

    Believe Italy and oops another country (can’t remember which one) are also having trouble financially. Another global financial woe is coming; will know more in due time. Pray that things will turn around sooner rather than later.

  • Maknusia

    Thats true…globally there is a slow down…

    Lucky you…never had chance to go to Italy…should plan for one…..when?!!! hmmmm

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Spot

    I’ll pray with you. Hopefully things will turn good for everyone in every country.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really really awesome country to visit. So different from one part of country to another. Enjoyed my 21 days in 10 countries:-) Loved my time there. Literally 走馬看花:-) It was my own 50 birthday gift to self:-) Celebrated to live half an century!!!! Good timing as it happened in between my preliminary increased chance of having cancer and cancer diagnosed & treatment:-) I have never imagined I would have the money to go to Europe but I did. What a blessing from God!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. Australia has been hit hard in the last couple years and will get even worse with Greece domino effects. Pray that things will turn around soon.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    best most updated update ive seen at the moment is mark porcaro’s twitter reference chart. i dont do links but just go to that twitter and look for “quick reference chart of nba free agency day 1”

    of the 25 free agents signing’s listed 19 stayed with their current team.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Given how bad LAL may be. It is really hard to get a revenge….they suck anyway…lol

  • Maknusia

    yup…beating them is like beating a dead horse

  • Maknusia
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Brent Yen

    I do not like that place….haha but I guess it is a must visit in Taiwan.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s JLin most favorite place to visit. He wish he could stay longer than 10 minutes each time he visited:-)

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….I am not from the big city. Compare to the night market I used to go, that one is like a department store…lol hence lost the feel of a night market to me.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Haven’t been to Taiwan. Markets that I’ve been to very different from this:-)

  • guest

    What was Jeremy playing?’He’s throwing oranges?

  • Rzo Vlade

    have you notice seems he is vibrant and full of energy today compare the other day………………..I got a felling a team already choosen, you know the team he would play

  • Maknusia

    sweet moments! 🙂

  • Rzo Vlade

    oranges…knicks
    dress scheme …..wizards

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….you read too much

  • MoominFloren

    I was there 3 days ago….wish I could stay longer in Taiwan

  • BobbyH

    The market used to be in an open area where all the fun were there, with so many things you can do or eat. Too bad they moved to a closed place that lost all the market atmosphere.

  • Brent Yen

    Yep….it is not for locals anymore it seems…

  • Yascar

    Having been a tourist in Taiwan, I actually enjoyed Shi Lin, but perhaps it’s really not for locals anymore.

  • Grace Nsns

    Bulls have little money, after Dunleavy 15M/3years, the only they can provide is MMLE, around 3.5M

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Brent Yen

    It is still a good place to visit! Just the feel is different…(so is the price) lol

  • Brent Yen

    Oooooops Kniks……ooooops

  • Brent Yen

    Not too many teams with big money left it seems

  • BobbyH

    Don’t you feel like it is all the draft scenario over again for Lin, by most of NBA GM/coaches, where they evaluate Lin’s talent/skills based on prejudice, ppg, and popular narratives.

    Just one team, one team that from owner to GM to coaches that believes in him and wanted to develop and work with him. That’s all Lin needs. If he can find such team, he will go there no matter the role is. Spurs? 76ers?

  • David Kim

    Lakers flew to D.C. to get Monroe..LOL

  • Brent Yen

    “The last pick”

  • BobbyH

    Yes, Sir.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • John Lee

    Doesn’t seem like either Lakers or Knicks are gonna get any big name players this summer. Serves them right.

  • David Kim

    “We haven’t heard anything yet on the Knicks. I’m waiting for my phone to go off right now so I can hear some good news, but it’s a waiting game,” Anthony told MSG Network from Wednesday night’s Red Bulls-Cosmos match at Red Bull Arena.

    Nobody wants to play with Kobe &Melo.
    LOL..

  • John Lee

    Gonna be a long wait…

  • Brent Yen

    As long as that big name is not Lin…I am ok…lol

  • Charlie S

    LOL The Bucks are a more popular destination than the Knicks or Lakers!

  • JT

    sigh….I really hope Lin doesn’t go to a crappy team like the Lakers or Knicks. He deserves better, but it isn’t looking good right now

  • BobbyH

    Wait for his reaction if that good news is Lin. Ridiculous? Outrage? Disrespected? Betrayed?

  • Charlie S

    I think JLin is waiting to see what happens to the Mavs (Jordan) and Spurs (Aldridge) before he makes his move

  • BobbyH

    The thing is Spurs and Mavs need to make a move first. Would they move forward regardless? That’s the question.

  • Rzo Vlade

    any news for utah jazz it seems quite

  • wandertheglobe

    Rumor: JLin and pal, David Lee are talking to the Knicks. Unless, Zen master all the sudden discard the Triangle, I’m not sure if it’s a good fit. Especially, Melo is around.

  • Rzo Vlade

    sauce?

  • 1mtoldman

    reportedly because bucks were “most playoff ready”.

    nobody wants to go to knicks or lakers; and portland appears to be dismantled their team and starting over.

  • 1mtoldman

    sauce castillo; he already gone to philly. (no doubt to be flipped soon).

  • Brent Yen

    So…basically for the whole team…only Lin will be playing defense….that is great

  • Rzo Vlade

    sometimes it is good to forget friends and ignore them…..gotta look for yourself sometimes and david lee aint free agent

  • 1mtoldman

    naw i think that would be ognzen kuzmic (sp)?.

  • dolphin2k2

    Now the Knick’s #1 target will be Bev.

  • Rzo Vlade
  • wandertheglobe

    Dubs want to get rid of Lee’s contract. Knicks has cap space and are desperate after striking out on FAs. Plus, Lin & Lee are going back to where it all started for them.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks!!!!!!

  • xeroid

    H***, I’ll even scrape up enough cash to get a Knick ticket if true.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    The New York Knicks and Arron Afflalo agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million on Thursday, a source told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne.

  • TTNN

    exactly. don’t like that.

  • TTNN

    I’d consider Bucks has a legit coach, none of Knicks and Lakers has that.

  • TTNN

    Knicks has more problems than triangle….

  • PPP

    Mods please release my post which is awaiting moderation, if possible.

  • blubell

    It is hot and humid during summer so anytime but summer should be fine. It is a beautiful country. I studied abroad in Rome for a semester and I barely scratched the surface… so many places to visit. You should definitely go if you can.

  • Brent Yen

    I see zero post awaiting…weird..let me check again

  • Maknusia

    Done

  • PPP

    Thanks

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    beat you to it! 😉

  • blubell

    -___-

  • Brent Yen

    Haha…..

  • Brent Yen

    Not that he can’t in the future….just he really need faster foot speed. As a SF, if you can not beat your own guy off the dribble, you should not touch the ball much. Unless in open court.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    If JLin take the Knicks to the playoff and lose the first around. That would be a great season for the Knicks

  • Brent Yen

    Totally

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s a joke and I hope Lin stays the h*** away.

  • Maknusia

    Has he improved or not much compared to his Rox days? I didnt get a chance to catch much of Mav games

  • BobbyH

    That’s enough to light up MSG.

  • GoodDayLA

    homeless man’s Paul George

  • blubell

    It wouldn’t be the first time.

  • Brent Yen

    Based on a few MAVs games I watched last season. He is the same guy…..the ball ended up with Ellis way too much because Parsons can not initiate. But he can finish. That was b4 the Rondo trade.

  • blubell

    Linsanity all over again.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin said he wanted a good fit. Starting in NY with scrubs is not a good fit. I prefer Sixers young stud rookies if Sixers give the chance.

  • Maknusia

    sometimes…small talk helps in your career advancement

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah that’s a first. Never seen this before where bucks get the vote lol

  • David Kim

    Doesnt he have only pump fake move? LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    I am not sold or seeing this NYC reunion like you guys. And making the 1st round playoffs and losing doesn’t sound like what Lin is aiming for.

  • David Kim

    It also save my $200 for league pass. I will use that money to attend games. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    It does not…..I am very afraid of the idea of going back too…lol

  • BobbyH

    If that is the only starting job offer on the table, would Lin goes back? I would think so.

  • GoodDayLA

    good I thought I was the only one.

  • Brent Yen

    Agreed…let’s see what Lin choose

  • GoodDayLA

    You are assuming they want him to start.

  • Brent Yen

    I was more afraid when his name was mentioned with Perkins…

  • I am The Jason

    I really don’t want to see Lin in NY because of Melo and the triangle but if he can guide them to the playoffs after this disaster of a season the Knicks just had it would be a success.

  • Brent Yen

    This is totally true too

  • BobbyH

    We are all speculating here and that’s the fun of FA.

  • GoodDayLA

    if they tell him win or lose, he gets to run the show for 1 season, sure I’m all for it. But I doubt this is what they are offering.

  • GoodDayLA

    fair enough

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Knicks fans won’t be happy if JLin doesn’t start because they don’t really have anyone better than JLin as of now.

  • David Kim

    If lin come to knicks, I think he will be starting PG.

  • Alain Gervais

    i don’t see new york in any nab rumor place. where did you guys get lin going to new york?????

  • Brent Yen

    From the Fans talk I have seem so far….lots of them think Calderon is way better..Lin is like the 4th PG as of now…lol I know what they say does not matter….just saying

  • Brent Yen

    THat is pretty much the only news for NYK right now…besides. Aron A signing…

  • David Kim

    I have listened espn ny these days but nobody talked about Lin.

  • Brent Yen
  • Alain Gervais

    i don’t get why people are talking about lin to the knicks. did some one report it???? or is it old news that is being debated

  • blubell

    Haha, Knicks got Knicked 😛

  • BobbyH
  • real-dsb

    “educated guess”? give me a break. Get a “source”, lazy reporter. =p

  • real-dsb

    Monta to IND. That means IND is off my wish list for Lin

    https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/616654555665858560

  • blubell

    League sources? lol

  • Brent Yen

    That dude who is every where?

  • real-dsb

    “I hope for a much bigger role.”

    We have promoted you VP of Recruiting

  • Alain Gervais

    ooohh wow

  • BobbyH

    What PGs left in FA? Lin, PB, Rondo. How many teams need a start PG?

  • Brent Yen
  • Alain Gervais

    the sports spot nets report is interesting because its not reported elsewhere.

  • BobbyH

    The secret sauce.

  • David Kim

    Lin fans do not have to worry about Parsons. We know that what kind of player he is. He might get chance from coach but he will not succeed in that role. If lin goes there, he will be primary playmaker and Parsons will be second option.

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Alain Gervais

    whats that??

  • Alain Gervais

    ohh wow right over my head

  • BobbyH

    Assuming Mavs making the offer.

  • Brent Yen

    I worry more about devin Harris…

  • blubell

    Trust coach Carlisle will make the right calls.

  • blubell

    Obviously it is a secret 😛

  • David Kim

    Lin is better than devin harris. Dont worry…

  • Brent Yen

    I am not worry about that part…LOL my bad…I am in “Lin lost his starting job” PTSD mode now

  • blubell

    Snap out of it, ASAP!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL, yes ma’am

  • BobbyH

    There is a store in NYC around 4th street that you would see a long line always waiting there outside a BBQ restaurant that claims to have the thing you won’t forget.

    Just joking.

  • Alain Gervais

    they prefer harris off the bench. he if i am correct had injury issue so they limit his minutes

  • real-dsb

    Good news for the Knicks, there’s actually someone who wants to play for them. Al Harrington is willing to come out of retirement. LOL

    https://twitter.com/ESPNNBA/status/616653962054385664

  • Brent Yen

    He was worse than Brea at times too…

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • David Kim

    Wait. .patrick ewing might come back..lol

  • real-dsb

    Monta turned down bigger $48M 4yr offer from Kings.

  • Brent Yen

    I am all for in…LOL I like his game

  • blubell

    Isn’t he coaching somewhere as assistant coach?

  • BobbyH

    Maves: Come to us and you will be the first scoring option.
    Jordan: But, but who is going to feed me the ball? Not Parsons, right?
    Maves: Not Parsons. He would just stride and shoot.
    Jordan: Then who? You don’t have a decent PG.
    Maves: Ok, wait a sec, let us check with the market. Any type of PG you prefer?
    Jordan: I don’t care. Just a PG that can feed me the ball from anywhere.
    Maves: Ok, let me call Tanner.

  • Brent Yen

    That money is not much considering how much has already been spent around NBA

  • Brent Yen

    You must be one of the Sauce too…

  • BobbyH

    HeHeHe

  • I am The Jason

    Lin might need to follow in the footstep of Ellis and avoid the Kings

    https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/616658914789224451

  • blubell

    Just dip into it and enjoy the Sauce. lol.

  • Brent Yen

    So…Kings will end up with Rondo?

  • real-dsb

    Pretty soon we’re going to hear from Antoine Walker, Gilbert Arena. Hey Knicks, we can still play!

  • Brent Yen

    I feel I am drowning

  • BobbyH

    LOL, too much sauces.

  • real-dsb

    Reggie Jackson, Aaron Brooks, Nate Robinson, Cory Joseph, and don’t forget about Ronnie Price

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)
  • real-dsb

    wow, Lakers and Knicks both offered Greg Monroe max contracts… and he still went to the Bucks!

    https://twitter.com/CBSSportsNBA/status/616664080527556609

  • real-dsb

    I always assumed that Duncan was playing next year, but I guess this is news that he confirmed himself?

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/616665050988834816

  • David Kim

    Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reported the Kings will make an offer to Matthews that will be “hard to refuse.”

  • I am The Jason

    Players want to win and get their money. The Knicks and Lakers only offer money while the Lakers also offer ineptitude in the FO.

  • real-dsb

    I doubt it.

  • real-dsb

    but what about the legacy and 16 championships?

    (sarcasm)

  • blubell

    Hopefully we see Tim Duncan and not Timmay. Stay healthy Mr. Duncan.

  • John Lee

    Kings mess quickly escalating to Lakers/Knicks level.

  • spiderman

    Max contract for shoe-throw Ronnie in LA!

  • Alain Gervais

    wait wait wait. arron afflolo got 8 mill per year averaging 10 ppg and a 10 per. i have no doubt lin will get 7-10. the better the team the lower but no lower then 6

  • Alain Gervais

    and he played 30 minutes per game

  • real-dsb

    but that was the Knicks, they have to pay double to get a player to play for them =)

  • Alain Gervais

    9 shots for 10 points

  • Alain Gervais

    just asking how much for lin then lmao

  • real-dsb

    to play for the Knicks? max contract

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahah

  • David Kim

    But if spurs and mavs signs FAs who they want, they will have little cap space. if knicks had signed both affolo and monroe, they only have 3 mil left on cap space.

  • Alain Gervais

    i don’t get what your saying. lin has a set value. lowering it too much will only be detrimental toward his value. if mavs or spurs cant get to 6 mill then ill say no.

  • David Kim

    Of course I want lin gets about 6-10 mil

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Should be Timmywill, not Timmay

    Tim’s answer: “I will be on the court next year.”

  • Alain Gervais
  • Sunny Sullenberger

    What? Look at the time stamp:
    Jun 4, 2012

  • Arsenium12 .

    Ed Davis will sign a three-year, $20 million deal with Portland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
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    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616677396217995264

  • Brent Yen

    Congrat!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • I am The Jason

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616677857423716352

    Glad Ed Davis got paid. Him and Lillard can be a beast of a pair.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais

    even ed davis getting at least 6 million.

  • Brent Yen

    Worth every penny of it..

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow, good for him

  • Alain Gervais

    lin would as well

  • Charlie S

    So if Davis signed with Portland, that probably means Portland is anticipating Aldridge to be gone.

  • Brent Yen

    Not really, I think if gone, ED can start, if not gone, means deeper bench

  • Brent Yen

    I post this just because he is a PG too…
    ===

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616681445650735104

  • Arsenium12 .

    Gillian Zucker is president of business operations for the Clippers …
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    https://twitter.com/JaredZwerling/status/616670048539799554

  • I am The Jason

    They can still go over the cap for Aldridge if he decides to stay.

  • Rick Johnson

    What do Bucks have? They going to be competitive next year? Pretty sad the Lakers losing out to the Bucks.

  • Brent Yen

    They have a must better coach..

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    The BS effect.

  • Alain Gervais
  • GoodDayLA

    Ed was not interested in playing for the Lakers. He might have even took less money. Ed knows EXACTLY how Lin was shafted better than any of us. Ed too was shafted many games so he knows.

    Ed Davis also helped Lin shine in several games by being a great pick and roll partner who did a lot of dirty work and grunt work.

    Big fan of Ed Davis.

  • GoodDayLA

    like Ed wanted to play for the Lakers. These people are delusional.

  • Alain Gervais

    well thats what happen when he barely play, also he is rarely used the right way. not to mention pared with people who didn’t fit his talents

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..Lakerland is a magical place. They are kind of self-sustaining anyway tho

  • BobbyH

    I guess with all FA dashing from LA, Lakers is going to desperately offer max to Lin. Well, just a wishful thought.

  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna happen…..but let’s say it happens…will Lin take it? lol

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    To backup Russell and Clarkson?

  • Charlie S

    BS: Free agents too soft. Only Kobe needs to be on the court to win.

  • BobbyH

    Ever heard a backup with max?

  • BobbyH

    No Sir.

  • GoodDayLA

    We’ve spend 3 years watching Lin. He has pride & self worth. He will not go back to the Fakers.

  • Alain Gervais

    no i doubt it will happen

  • Brent Yen

    Exactly

  • BobbyH

    It is strange that 76ers is so quiet per PG ground. Plot thickening …

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    The narrative near the end of last season was that Clarkson is the Lakers’ future. And now they got Russell who is a higher pick than Clarkson. So why would they offer JLin, a player regarded as not a core member of the Lakers’ future, a max contract?

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s how the “future” hold…

  • GoodDayLA

    sixers such a great spot if ready to win and they want him. Top shelf big man rookies who Lin can mold. Young Euro SG who doesn’t dribble too much.

    This is perfect for Lin.

    he just needs to hope they offer and are sincere in giving him the ball and Lin then must man up and rise to the occasion and whip Lebron’s butt in the playoffs.

  • GoodDayLA

    I have been hoping for over a year they offer him this summer.

  • BobbyH

    That’s one of the few posts that I totally agree with you.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Woj : The Pistons will send the Suns a 2020 second-round draft pick. The Suns are clearing salary cap space.
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    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616690683785674753

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Oh wow…so they start to clear the cap space..

  • Brent Yen

    If that Happen…Lin, please go to 76ers…LOL

  • BobbyH

    Missed my point that if max is offered, that’s automatically a starting PG, which is a slap on their face, which is not going to happen, which is why Lin would never go back.

  • GoodDayLA

    I have been saying Sixers from the start but everyone been thinking the crappy Mavs.

  • GoodDayLA

    Jeremy needs to go to the Sixers.

  • Alain Gervais

    where are you guys getting the mixer. there haven’t been on lin to the sixers rumor. not one so?????

  • I am The Jason

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • GoodDayLA

    There is no better place to imprint HIS leadership and HIS type of play and make a leadership impact than with a bunch of young but inexperienced and impressionable NBA studs. THis is why he needs to go to Sixers.

  • Brent Yen

    IKR

  • BobbyH

    Just hope 76ers GM/Coach know the hidden gem and have the guts to go with him.

  • blubell
  • Spot

    I only wish he goes wherever he can shine.

    Hinkie treats players like assets though. We will see

  • Brent Yen

    LOL……man…..

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    Jeremy at 15M was backing up Ronnie Price at 1.3M. Stranger things have happened in the past.

  • GoodDayLA

    WOW if it happens. Still seeing Spurs though.

  • BobbyH

    Are they going to offer Max to LMA? Could Spurs match it? I doubt.

  • Rick Johnson
  • David Kim

    Knicks pursuing Jordan hill too..lol

  • Charlie S
  • Brent Yen
  • I am The Jason

    Woj just reported the Lakers want a do over with Aldridge. LMAO.

  • Brent Yen

    They could not even keep Ed

  • GoodDayLA

    not really news haha

  • GoodDayLA

    what’s the point? I mean seriously.

    I guess the Lakers are just delusional these days.

  • BobbyH

    How about Ginobili? His return will affect Lin, I think.

  • GoodDayLA

    Karma

  • Brent Yen

    They still think they have a good day in LA I guess

  • GoodDayLA

    LOL

  • BobbyH

    I guess Jim Buss will present Buss family’s basketball pride and determination to be a lottery contender.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin should not go there if Manu returns.

  • GoodDayLA

    They will offer him company equity at this point

  • BobbyH

    Shh, that’s an offer that can’t be named.

  • GoodDayLA

    no matter what team and situation Lin lands on within the next week, I will temper my expectations. no jumping for joy, no overreaction from me. but if he lands in Sixers, I will be jumping for joy inside while keep my cool outside hoping it plays out like I think it will.

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s called the Mchale handshake deal

  • BobbyH

    I doubt Spurs will offer Lin if Ginobili returns.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    2nd mtg with Aldridge is granted. This time better to leave Kobe out of the room

  • GoodDayLA

    Manu just got old. 10 years ago, he was honestly more effective than even Mr. Lin at his peak. We have not seen Lin at his peak yet so 🙂

  • Rzo Vlade

    this beyond pathetic for both aldrige trying to much primadonna and lakers are stupid no assets and players

  • GoodDayLA

    They know what LMA needs to hear:

    This is your team. You are #1. BS will bench Kobe if we don’t get to force feed you the ball for 30 PPG. you are our #1 guy.

    it is no longer Kobe team.

    Short of that, LMA not going.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 2m2 minutes ago
    One source briefed on the Lakers second meeting with Aldridge told Yahoo Sports: “They want to see if they can get it right.”

  • Rzo Vlade

    LMA clown need to make decission spurs or phoenix if he want to win champ[ionship spurs..easy pick

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Wow, Aldridge is hot, hot, hot

    Another team is right behind him: The Miami Heat.

  • I am The Jason

    LMA is eating this up. He really does like the attention he is receiving right now.

  • BobbyH

    Lakers: Please come. You will be first scoring option.
    LMA: How about Kobe?
    Lakers: He is so fragile now. Ignore him.
    LMA: How can I avert his death stare?
    Lakers: We will make sure putting sunglasses on him.
    LMA: How about BS? His 1/4 Princeton set is not to my strength.
    Lakers: Don’t worry. His set is flexible and dynamic enough to fit your need.
    LMA: Nah, I want a PG that can feed me ball and do lots of P&P and P&R.
    Lakers: We have Russell, Clarkson, and Price at best.
    LMA: Who?
    Lakers: Ok, if you are not satisfied, we can look at the market. Do you have a name in mind? We will make it happen.
    LMA: I don’t care. Just get a PG that can threw the ball to anywhere I want.
    Lakers: OK, then, I will call Tanner.

  • Brent Yen

    The sauce has spoken.._

  • Rzo Vlade

    spurs fan doesn’t like diva players

  • David Kim

    David Aldridge – Verified account ‏@daldridgetnt

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings: LaMarcus Aldridge has cancelled his meeting with the Knicks today, per source.

  • rookie75094

    Dallas sport radio is saying..they are ok with Jlin play the point for the mavs…

  • Brent Yen

    Like Lin need their approval..

  • rookie75094

    Yup…lol

  • Rzo Vlade

    my team list…..dallas aint going nowhere even they land dj
    1 bulls
    2 spurs
    3 mavs

  • BobbyH

    Why cancel the meeting if he grants Lakers 2nd one? Guess he doesn’t want to go to east coast.

  • John Lee

    Not that you’re complaining about Melo and Knicks left out in the cold…

  • BobbyH

    How about Kobe? Kobe’s ego >>> Melo’s

  • At least Lin would get some support after the Rondo debacle.
    Lin would look like a saint compared to Rondo .. literally :]

  • rookie75094

    Yeah but I want Jlin in Dallas so I can watch him, play in person with you Brent. ..lol

  • Brent Yen

    LAL media was pretty supportive too

  • Brent Yen

    Ha…too bad…I am leaving Dallas because they did not sign Lin 1st..

  • yeah, even BScott before season started .. or he got hired by Kobe
    One word LA problem = Kobe

    Hoping DAL doesn’t have their own Kobe

  • GoodDayLA

    to Lin?

  • Brent Yen

    Little Kobe is gone. The Kobe Breakfast companion’s status is still unknown

  • Brent Yen

    Yep, before the season

  • GoodDayLA

    I live in LA. I disagree.

  • John Lee

    I’m not gonna complain about KoBS being slapped a second time either. 🙂

  • rookie75094

    Ru serious?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Brent Yen

    That must be the effect of “LA is a magic place” #TahitiProject

  • Brent Yen

    I have left already…:P

  • rookie75094

    Oh..darn

  • John Lee

    It’s all relative, LA media has been more supportive than Rox town / Clutchfans. Yes, I do realize that may not be saying much.

  • GoodDayLA

    I am 100% confident the Lakers 2nd meeting with LMA will amount to nothing and further ensure LMA does not to go the Lakers.

  • GoodDayLA

    they are going for Jordan Hill haha.

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe it is more about saving face

  • Rzo Vlade

    still a diva eveeryone can see lakers has nothing why bother meeting them

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    My speculative interpretation of Lin’s situation: Lin has received several offers, but he is taking his time to weigh them carefully. He may even be waiting to hear from his first choice before making his final decision. For example, he may want to hear about Ginobili’s plans before choosing the Spurs. Evidence for this scenario: competing PGs like Rondo and Bev are also still in limbo. Lin may be preferred over these other PGs so they too cannot finalize deals before teams hear back from Lin.

  • blubell

    Round 2 of humiliation…

  • GoodDayLA

    i agree

  • GoodDayLA

    He said he wants to start but then backed off that. But if he wants to start, I can only imagine that Dallas, Suns, and the Sixers might be able to offer that at the moment. Maybe Utah too.

  • Brent Yen

    SUns? Start over Bledsoe and BK (not burger king)?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Everyone agrees that starting has extremely high priority. But as is often the case, there may be an exception to the rule. Playing for the Spurs is such a special opportunity that it may even trump starting.

  • Cookiemole

    Haha, Brent you nerd

  • Brent Yen

    So it depends on how he set up his utility function in this optimization problem of his.

  • BobbyH

    It could be the case. But the offers must have some kind of waiting period deadline that teams might withdraw the offer since they can’t wait forever.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He may not be having a hard time deciding. Just needs more data.

  • GoodDayLA

    Oh yeah they dont have to trade anyone anymore, sorry! I am mistaken.

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is about his weights on different aspect. Let’s wait and see. LMA is trolling us right now with his indecision

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    To us it seems like forever but it’s not even two days yet 😉 I think we can trust him to pay attention to deadlines.

  • dolphin2k2

    I think LMA will go with the Spurs, if money was the paramount issue, he would have stick with POR.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah it’s probably not easy to make such a crucial decision.

  • dolphin2k2

    But Showtime!?!?

  • Alain Gervais

    I’m getting annoyed by aldridge and deandre. they taking a long time for something they had a year to think about. lin has to wait for them. these guy are very good but are they guaranteed hall of fame???? make a choice already

  • Arsenium12 .
  • real-dsb

    He couldn’t talk to the other teams until yesterday. I think it’s fair to give a guy a fews days to make a career changing decision.

  • real-dsb

    No, the Lakers are going to put more egg on their own face. Because this time, they will talk basketball, and LMA will come away even more disgusted.

    At least before, Lakers could just say LMA turned them down because they didn’t give a good presentation. But now, Lakers will have had 2 presentations, and still get rejected for basketball reasons!

  • blubell

    Scott? I guess they didn’t learn anything from the last meeting.

  • real-dsb

    Maybe LMA is doing the Knicks a favor and saving their time. Meanwhile, stringing Lakers along and toying with them! LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    “dinner with pat riley after meeting with the lakers is like dinner with jessica biel after coffee with nancy grace” –rich levine (comcast sports new england)

  • Alain Gervais

    lol yea still so…much…… waiting….. getting…..impatient lol

  • Brent Yen

    That is true….but who knows…maybe LMA will sign with LAL…LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    Brent, he will not. I guarantee it.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not really care, I just want him to sign now!

  • GoodDayLA

    I think we will have to wait till the weekend or next Wednesday to know where Lin is going. It’ll be a while.

  • GoodDayLA

    we won’t know Lin’s fate till weekend or next week.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Young man, it’s time to exercise your patience virtue:-) This is only the second day. I don’t expect any solid JLin FA info until he returns to US which is only 2 days away:-)

  • Charlie S

    How can the Heat pay for Aldridge with Bosh’s huge contract?

  • 1mtoldman

    tim cato points out chandler parsons wasn’t agreed to deal last year until the 7th. this amount of activiity this quickly is unprecedented under the existing cba.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed. That’s why JLin stays in Asia until 4 July. He knows he can’t make a good decision until those pieces fall.

  • GoodDayLA

    wade gone

  • Brent Yen

    Sadly…

  • GoodDayLA

    notice how Dwayne Wade has no talk yet I believe. He is a free agent too.

  • spiderman

    who else is a better option?

  • Brent Yen

    Rondo? LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    Rondo has Kings by the horns haha

  • real-dsb

    This is how the conversation is going to go:

    MK: LaMarcus, we would like to give you a basketball-focused presentation like you wanted.

    LMA: Great, let’s hear it.

    BS: Here’s our strategy… (gives his presentation)

    LMA: Um… you know what? You guys were right, your presentation was better when it was just about Hollywood and marketing. Sorry, my bad.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Parsons….of course

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • real-dsb

    nice scoop!

  • zxcvb

    That’s definitely what’s happening. He needs to wait for the dominoes to fall.

    If DJ doesn’t choose the Mavs and they sign Hill and Barea, then Dallas isn’t so good for Lin anymore. And if Hinkie swoops in last minute with an offer (like Monroe & the Bucks or Tyson & the Suns), then Jeremy could get his best offer yet — starting as lead guard in the weak East.

    Patience! The last thing we want is for Lin to make a dumb, rash decision.

  • GoodDayLA

    hahaha smart move. Pays him more but short term to get rid of him. Guess that’s what Wade wanted.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s so much truth in it. BS: What strategy???!!!! Don’t you know iso KB ball is the one in Lakers.

  • GoodDayLA

    Sixer all the way

  • Brent Yen

    He was really a great player…too bad his body is giving up too quickly

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin wants to know what is in the table before making the decision. He won’t be fooled the third time after Rox and Lakers exp.

  • GoodDayLA

    he played too physical a game.

  • Brent Yen

    This is called a “well informed decision”. Like!

  • real-dsb

    It was because LMA learned that Knicks wanted him to play center, which is has no interest. So he turned them down.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think NYK is able to do so….LMA should know he will at times play centers anyway…small ball rocks.

  • blubell

    didn’t he just re-sign with Miami? one year?

  • GoodDayLA

    yes I was wrong haha. Guessing when I wrote that

  • blubell

    Well, everything is happening so fast 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. That’s my sense of his approach of FA this time. He won’t be rushed to make the decision until he knows what’s on the table of each team that has made an offer–starter (pt), coach, fit…. He will choose the best combination with the best match of what he wants. Don’t think he will make any decision until he meets up with the selected teams with these in mind:-)

  • Brent Yen

    This is really the first time for him tho…unless we are talking about the yr of him entering NBA

  • blubell

    Yup. First time UFA. He didn’t really have much choice before when he entered NBA and with Rox’s only offer as RFA and he was traded to the Lakers. Not his decision.

  • Alain Gervais

    i getting old its been so long :{

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He said that he wanted to enjoy this process unlike the experiences in the past. Good on him. Let’s not stress over of why JLin hasn’t fastened his pace and enjoy as he is in bb camp today and tomorrow as well as seminar tonight and then meeting with fans tomorrow afternoon. Believe he will leave Taipei tomorrow evening.

  • Brent Yen

    He does not need to be here until 9th anyway.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not too long now.

  • Brent Yen
  • real-dsb

    Looks like LMA is narrowing down his teams. 1) Spurs 2) Suns 3) Mavs

    https://twitter.com/JaredZwerling/status/616737453727158272

  • Alain Gervais

    and this is what pissing me off about the wait. like every 4 hours theres a teaser like this. arrrrrrgggggggggg lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Brent Yen

    He will be 30 when he play his next NBA game…….Man….I wonder what will happen 4 years later..

  • Alain Gervais

    well if he pace himself he can be duncan. his game uses no athleticism

  • blubell

    Wow, I did not know he was already 30!

  • Brent Yen

    Not yet….soon

  • blubell

    Still, I thought he was younger.

  • zxcvb

    Meanwhile, Jordan is taking his final meeting today with the Clips.

    If he chooses the Mavs, we could get a Lin decision in the next day or two.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess he can not stand Lillard being a franchise player while so young. His last chance to make a splash…

  • Filler-up

    Who is they? Knicks?

  • blubell

    Understandable. He seems like a good guy too and I think he will flourish in Spurs system, following in Duncan’s steps.

  • blubell

    Mavs.

  • zxcvb

    1st domino = Jordan
    2nd domino = Matthews
    3rd domino = Lin

    And Deandre is close to making a decision…

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/616739995970371584

  • Filler-up

    Quit teasing him.

  • real-dsb

    I’m still telling myself after the weekend, don’t get my hopes too high.

  • zxcvb

    The Mavs’ sudden interest in Koufos and Barea makes me think they’re not as confident about Jordan anymore.

  • real-dsb

    what does Barea have to do with Jordan?

  • real-dsb

    just turn off the electronic devices and read the newspaper tomorrow morning. LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Filler-up

    If he signs with LA the they may package Randle with Russell for Cousins. That is something LA would do.

  • blubell

    What is this thing you call newspaper? 😛

  • zxcvb

    Wes Matthews won’t want Dallas without Jordan. Which means Dallas has more money to spend on guards.

    And for the record, I think Lin would like Dallas less if Barea, a Carlisle favorite, was still there.

  • Brent Yen

    You mean on Brea? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    The thing that has a page or two of comics….

  • zxcvb

    We can laugh but before it was just “Barea to Heat.” But now Barea says Heat or Mavs. Sounds like Mavs are seeking a Plan s all the sudden.

    I think the Mavs have a great chance at Jordan. I just think they went from, “We got him!” to “Uh-oh…50-50.”

  • real-dsb

    Lots of good ads

  • zxcvb

    Well, if DJ says no to Dallas…then it might be a while.

  • Filler-up

    Doggie liners.

  • Filler-up

    LA to Spurs means GSW suddenly gets a co favourite for Western crown next year.

  • Brent Yen

    I think MAVs will sign Brea…..and start Harris….I just feel that way

  • Filler-up

    At the beginning of this process I thought Lin should pick Bulls, Pacers and Mavs, in that order. With Ellis signing in Indy, strike them off the list. I can’t see Jordan coming to the Mavs, which means they might bid for Lopez, Koufas or possibly trade for Hibbert. Lopez makes sense and good rim protection means better for Lin. I think without Jordan, Mavs might be hard pressed to make playoffs unless they sign Lin, which means Lin will get a better deal without Jordan. With Jordan, Lin will get less money.

    Lin can keep the Bulls as a fallback plan.

    But if Lakers trade for Cousens, then I think Lin to Lakers is a very good possibility.

  • Alain Gervais

    hahaha im saying

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Free agents would prefer team with solid lineups contending for playoff. Mavericks absolutely has nothing but Dirk and backups. Jordon must be crazy to buy into that. Not a chance.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Wes Matthews after the injury should be less than Jeremy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Wade wants more, he has to earn it next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LMA: I want to know who is going to take the big shot.
    Scott: Whoever has the ball.
    LMA: OK, Laker is out of my book. I aint going to play with a ball hogger.

  • Rick Johnson

    29 NBA teams have a better coach. I’m sure many D-League teams do too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My vote of confidence to Brett Brown. The 76ers fought hard at the end of the season. With Okafor and some helps they could transform themselves to a contender. But again Hinkie is not the GM that you can confide in. Let’s say it’s 50-50.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LMA: What kind of offense Lakers is going to run?
    Scott: PnR of course; we have a PnR PG in D’Angelo Russell’ a stud.
    LMA: Tying all your hope on a rookie. That’s ridiculous. You don’t know a sh__ about PnR.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LMA wants to join a contender but teams like NY and Dallas don’t have anything solid on their roster.

  • blubell

    Scott only knows Kobe ball, unfortunately.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Absolutely. Lin will run the offense that Carlisle wants; not like Rondo.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Are you kidding? Perhaps Medina and Serena. The rest are flip-floppers like Byron Scott.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That couldn’t offseet a horrible coach in BS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    Sixers planning to tank again. They took the salary dump from Sacramento. Teams planning on playing well don’t do that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Only ignorant players don’t know better:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right about that. Agree Lakers media is slightly better than Rox but still it’s as disgusted as Rox. Hope I don’t have to listen to these two for JLin’s career:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Together with Ed David.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yes there are a bunch of players like Ronnie Price who love BS.

  • blubell

    ED signed with Portland… no more Jeremy/ED 🙁

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is his first pay day. He wouldn’t turn down $20M. Last season he played for peanuts and has to put up with lots of BS.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    After this coming season, BS couldn’t even find a job in D-league after he got fired. The next season Lakers have all the ingredients for a disaster.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Compost liner

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers only has money and capspace but no free agent wants to take it from them. It is very likely that Laker will be a lottery team again next season but their pick is only protected for the first 3 picks. The Laker might get nothing as a result. The dark age of Lakers looms. What I will say for this ‘Karma!’

  • Dorothy

    I read some where that both Harden and Westbrook will join Lakers after their current contract expires. I believe both were from CA.

  • John Lee

    Or the clutz Stu Lantz…or the egomaniac Kobe…etc.

    Strictly speaking of the media here.

  • John Lee

    Harden is from my high school: Artesia HS in Lakewood.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Players only want to join contenders but Knick and Laker couldn’t be contenders in the foreseeable future.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The biggest losers in the free agent market:
    Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, Nuggets, Kings

  • Arsenium12 .

    Despite the Kings’ offer, ESPN sources say Dallas is Wes Matthews’ preferred destination — over both Kings and Raptors — and that Mavs are favorites to land him.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616777935899365376

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    With those 5 teams. Knicks might be the best place for JLin

  • Maknusia

    At least that would make things interesting…LOL

  • Maknusia

    lol…sweet, sour, spicy, tart?

  • real-dsb

    I read that article too. It was just pure speculation by the writer. He didn’t hear it from them.

  • real-dsb

    Robin Lopez considering Knicks and Lakers. I guess he didn’t get the memo, LOL

  • real-dsb
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin won’t go to anyone of these teams. They are future lottery teams.

  • real-dsb

    Ah, he’s auditioning for the mascot position. =p

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/616776813411442688

  • Maknusia

    Good to hear that!…

  • Maknusia

    non-existentially exist? (Never Neverland)…lol

  • zxcvb
  • Grace Nsns

    about right price, good for Cavs

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Looks like the Suns is going to get LMA.
    They have a solid team: Tyson Chandler, Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight, Makrief Morris, PJ Tucker, Brandon Wright, Alex Len.
    LMA could easily help this team to playoff and more..

  • zxcvb

    If DJ goes to Dallas…Wes will follow. If not, then he’ll follow the $$$.

  • kittyhead

    If he seriously wants a ring, Suns couldnt compete with Spurs. If not, Pheonix is a good place to retire with great medical care.

  • zxcvb
  • Riddick

    They have a kob like wanna be…named parson.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yep and they’ll start reconstituting the OKC Thunder by acquiring Durant next offseason. Once Kobe retires FAs will come and the Lakers will be fine. They just have to get rid of Kobe and his BS. Pun intended.

  • Maknusia

    true…..once Kobe says his bye….I’m pretty sure LAL would be high for many players

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It’s become so clear that Kobe is like a FA scarecrow.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Lin is to join the Spurs as some of us hope, it’s probably better if LMA goes elsewhere and leaves some cap room for Lin’s salary.

  • 1mtoldman

    i fall on the z side of this argument but i think both teams would have to do some shuffling and compensations to make the numbers work.

  • 1mtoldman

    the joke is lopez is famous for hating mascots.

    btw lopez is one of the strangest looking players ever, not in his appearance per se but the way he plays the game; he’s sort hunched over all the time and his movements and postures are highly unusual.

    reminds me more of encino man than the simpson character below.

  • 1mtoldman

    agree again. but hes not following the money to sacramento (i dont think)–sacramento and rondo have become the most toxic teams/players it seems, made for each other then i guess.

    almost no noise on rondo btw except rudy gay wants him. (in sacramento).

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Alain Gervais

    too late

  • Grace Nsns
  • BobbyH

    Just speculating.

    76ers has been quiet. Could it be that 76ers already made an offer to Lin, just that Lin wanted to wait out to see which team fits his style and goal best ?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol man what is it with you in philly. do you live there?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • zxcvb

    Sixers haven’t contacted anyone in free agency according to rumors.

    They didn’t talk to Lin prior to July 1st (Lin said he wasn’t sure what their plans were), but now that they made this huge deal for picks with the Kings…they may be looking.

    We’ll have to wait until the Jordan and LMA situations get resolved. Both Lin and Hinkie will wait to see what happens before making a commitment.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Librafree @Librafree 5 分鐘前
    @JLin7 at JLIN Bball Camp. He said he has recorded an audio to inspire 林祺育who injured in FORMOSA FUN COAST(八仙樂園)
    訓練導營開訓了, 書豪說已經錄音鼓勵受傷的豪迷林祺育。
    https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/l/t1.0-9/11702712_847540598657683_5434895952789486333_n.jpg?oh=2f809905341b832754b609649789e80a&oe=56213909

  • Rick Johnson

    Doc Schepler is there.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • zxcvb

    Not LMA apparently. He’s doing two world tours of dinners and drinks. He better knock it off soon or Pop is gonna start thinking of him as a prima donna.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes as well as the other coach. Can’t remember his name:-)

  • Maknusia

    wow…Doc is with him…great!…he is getting his practices!…cool

  • BobbyH

    Nah, NY anti-Knicks fan after Melo kicked out Lin. Just wanted Lin to have full leadership in a team. As I said, wishful thought.

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope Lin meets with Knicks and Rockets to listen to them grovel then next day tweets a picture of him wearing a Spurs Jersey like Lowrey.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea I’m also a ny anti knicks fan. philly scars me though. tanking hurt last year. a lot!!!!!!!!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • PETE B

    HOLY S . A Surgically Repaired Achilles Tondon is no longer a problem in Sacramento . Happy for him hope he can play out his career

  • Arsenium12 .

    Guys in photo : Josh Fan, Doc Scheppler, and Brandynn Williams (high school basketball coach, Palo Alto).

  • PETE B

    I forgot he was asking for 15 million a year , heres an extra million x 4

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    NBA》豪小子籃球營開訓 傳授拿手招式
    http://sports.ltn.com.tw/news/breakingnews/1367600

  • Alain Gervais

    dallas money bank opens up… lin anyone

  • Grace Nsns

    max for PB!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    this is fake.

  • Alain Gervais

    its fake

  • Grace Nsns

    got it. thanks

  • Alain Gervais

    someone tell pfv

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Can’t wait to see this happens:-)
    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/616815670039322624

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahhahaahha please

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. It’s real. Many sources has already mentioned this deal.

  • David Kim

    Ken Berger
    Ken Berger – Verified account ‏@KBergCBS

    Wes Matthews wants to play with DeAndre Jordan, I’m told, and could in Dallas. But how can he turn down $16m/yr in Sacramento?

  • Alain Gervais

    they say offered not agreed

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    offered

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Got your point.

  • Alain Gervais

    that guy tricked us… tell pfv

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    ooohhhhh

  • Grace
  • Grace Nsns

    why do they need another PG? they already have Jordan-to-be Russell and Westbrook-to-be Clarkson.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Mark Medina ‏@MarkG_Medina 4h4 hours ago
    I’m told Lakers have expressed interest in Amare Stoudemire

    Kobe is starting to panic. He needs some more slow paced guys on the court with him. He would look ridiculous trying to keep up with a bunch of rookies.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes we were finally awared of this:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    (response to this tweet by tommy beer): ” Lakers and Rondo are the last 2 left at the bar at 3:30 am on Saturday night – each looking for someone to take home”

  • Grace

    LOL. That’s right! I didn’t think of that – of course Kobe needs to look “good”.

  • Brent Yen

    What is it in MAVs that makes DJ want so much?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Playtime I suppose, being the starter???

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I don’t know about looking good but at least save face.

  • kittyhead

    Kobe wants him!! Please make it happen. Sign him, Lakers!

  • Grace

    that is funny…
    Lakers is in trouble and I’m having a blast! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    He had all that in LAC too. And LAC can sign him for 5 yrs…more money. I do not check the salary so far…tho

  • Grace

    he wants a bigger role offensively.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No state taxes. Texas vs CA: no comparison.

  • real-dsb

    Wait, thinking back to the beginning. Why does DeAndre want to leave the Clippers? I guess supposedly there was some rift between him and Chris Paul. But if he wants to win, that’s his best chance. They’ve got him, Blake, Chris Paul. They were the 3rd seed last year. And LAC can offer him larger max than other teams, right?

    Mavs looking in pretty bad shape now. Lost Tyson, Aminu, Monta. Their best players are now an ancient Dirk and Parsons. Why would DeAndre want to go there? Mavs were 7th seed last year, and looking worse now.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK. Just wonder:-) Thought I saw somewhere he played behind Blake.

  • real-dsb

    I like Jeanie. I think she has a true passion for the team. But if she really wants what’s best for the Lakers, it’s to find a graceful way to make Kobe retire after this year (or earlier). And to find a real coach.

  • real-dsb

    I’m telling you, LMA just wanted the free meals and drinks.

  • real-dsb

    he could not resist Parsons’ seductive recruiting LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    Without CP3…he is a offensive liability

  • real-dsb

    I wondered the exact same thing too. Even without Texas income tax, that’s only about 6% savings. (California highest bracket is 12.3%, but you pay income tax where the games are played, so it only makes difference for the 41 home games). I think LAC should be able to offer him for at least 6% more than other teams since they’re retaining a player.

  • dolphin2k2

    CP probably showed up with a bunch of model friends to show DJ a good time… now he is torn. Clippers had everything going for them this year and still couldn’t get pass HOU… I am not sure what improvements they can make to get to the championship.

  • Rick Johnson
  • dolphin2k2

    They can spin it as Rondo showing the next gen of Lakers PG how to play.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, the Kings confidently said it would an offer he couldn’t refuse!

  • Alain Gervais

    sign with dallas already. although if dallas has wes and parsons as well as dirk thats a lot of shots. add deandre to that i wonder where lin will get his shots. i trust the mavs coach to make it harmony

  • Brent Yen

    Another bench….and upgrade DJ’s brain.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Pretty sad to see that Lakers continues to be imprisoned by KB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    finally

  • Alain Gervais

    one more piece

  • dolphin2k2

    With all this money be throw around in FA, I am really pissed that Lin’s deal to HOU was considered overpaid and rediculous. A lot of ppl just have colored glasses on.

  • dolphin2k2

    What are the deal terms?

  • real-dsb
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    One less guard in Portland and ED is there. Just sayin’

  • Brent Yen

    Wes is not a play maker anyway

  • Alain Gervais

    slash type right

  • dolphin2k2

    I thought that was CP’s role.

  • Alain Gervais

    idk I’ve never focused on his play so brent maybe knows??

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Maybe that’s what they need.

  • zxcvb

    Whoa. Does this mean DJ is headed to Dallas?

    And does that mean Lin is Mavs-bound too???

  • real-dsb

    Most people just ignorantly looked at the $15M third year. $8M/yr was totally reasonable.

  • Brent Yen

    CP25?? He is the same old CP25…

  • zxcvb

    Stotts won’t play Lin and Lilliard together…that’s a Hornacek/Karl thing.

  • Alain Gervais

    what ??/ no we are talking about wes play style???

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think Wes’ signing means that.

    But I do think that having Wes will help Mavs attract DeAndre.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. Blake is the primary PnR big in LAC. In Dallas, Jordan will be.

  • Brent Yen

    Only limited minutes. Lillard was playing with Steve Blake for play making purposes b4..

  • zxcvb

    When Blake was injured, DJ put up something like 18/15. He wants to be the main PnR big.

  • real-dsb

    I see, thanks.

  • Brent Yen

    He is a 3&D guy……

  • Alain Gervais

    ohhhh ok good wonder how much would they have for lin

  • Brent Yen

    Not much it seems..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    After losing LMA and Wes, Stotts needs to think of something.

  • Alain Gervais

    5 mill at least

  • zxcvb

    I’d rather see Lin in Dallas next to Wes. He’s a classic 3&D, catch-and-shoot guy.

    No more ball-dominant SGs like Harden and Kobe!

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    isn’t that injury career altering

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah

  • zxcvb

    Kings mortgaged their future and all they’ll have to show for it is…Rajon Rondo? Oy vey.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Looks like they’re trying to sway DJ with the Wes signing.
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616832109580169216

  • Alain Gervais

    jj won’t sign if lin does its likely devin harris

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lol. Don’t they still have to fight with Lakers over Rondo?

  • ra

    there us anotjer guard harris i think

  • kittyhead

    They also have interest in Beverly. lol

  • zxcvb

    I agree. If they have to pay Jordan AND Wes AND Lin…no money for Barea.

    Harris is already on the books and Mavs still need a backup C and SF.

  • zxcvb

    Maybe they still will. Lakers struck out on every FA target too. Now they can make Kobe happy and spend more to get Rondo.

  • Alain Gervais

    night night. wait for deandre choice then lin to mavs it looks like. or will lin wait for lma and pick spur????

  • zxcvb

    Yes. Potentially. Though Wes is a pure catch-and-shoot guy so it’s not as grim.

  • Grace Nsns

    night

  • Alain Gervais

    lol wake me up if anything happens ;P

  • Alain Gervais

    thx

  • zxcvb

    CHAMPIONSHIP.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lol. Yeah this site should offer fee-based notification services.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Grace Nsns

    ok. lol

  • real-dsb

    writers called it as soon as they made that trade

  • real-dsb

    If the Mavs want to give themselves the best chance to attract DeAndre, they should sign Lin first and show him highlights of Lin working with centers.

  • real-dsb

    Not a bad lineup, but I see major defensive problems.

  • real-dsb

    Matthews should stop doing his archer celebration now though. =)

  • blubell
  • Filler-up

    What? None of them want to play with Lillard?

  • Filler-up

    If they get Jordan, Mavs still need a playmaker. Not sure Dallas has enough salary cap for all three of Jordan, Wes and Lin.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Filler-up

    LMA should pick the Spurs. I’m not sure why he is delaying. Spurs are deeper than Suns.

  • zxcvb

    Now they’re interested in D-Will!

  • Rick Johnson

    Hinkle is very smart getting Sacramento’s picks. He knows they will stink and it will be a low draft pick.

  • zxcvb

    Matthews is elite from the left side of the floor. Lin likes to operate from the right. Ideal backcourt pairing if it happens.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI90DVgWoAArXTH.png

  • TTNN

    That’s tricky. Currently, even with DJ,they should still have more than 17M for Wes and Lin before reach the salary cap, and then they still mid level, bi-annual and room exceptions to get other players. However, it might be a bit tricky how they could get all three with reasonable price, that would really depends on what price Wes got. Hope he is not getting 15 M as rumored King’s offer. I hope he got 10 M and then Lin got the rest…..

    I’m not sure whether they could exceed the soft cap when they sign FA or not. However, if they dump Felton’s salary, that would work, but I think it is hard for DAL to dump Felton since they wasted their picks on Rondo last season.

  • Brent Yen

    And Dirk on top of the key

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • blubell

    DJ in the paint?

  • Brent Yen

    Or on the bench…lol jk

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • blubell

    Don’t let him start until he ups his BBIQ? lol

  • Maknusia

    SG

  • Maknusia

    till 40 then?!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Watching ESPN Headline News: “Should Kobe be Banned from Future Free Agent Meetings?” LOL

  • Dorothy

    LOL, made my day.

  • blubell

    Haha. NBA radio on Sirius xm was discussing this too earlier today.

  • blubell
  • Let’s hope Kobe stays on for 3 more years! LOL

  • blubell
  • Hope it makes it to Jimmy Fallon or Kimmel show soon 😀

  • Dorothy

    yes, please

  • Can’t really blame Lakers to try distracting LMA for 1 hour with 16 trophies before he had to hear BScott talk =) #Underwhelming

  • John Lee

    Would love to see LMA’s expression when BS says that he doesn’t believe in PNRs and 3s.

  • Ben Johnson

    Current Best Options:

    1) Dallas w/ DJ (start w/ lots of minutes on a good team)
    2) Philly (start w/ lots of minutes on a team with lots of quality bigs, may no longer be in tank mode, in the East)
    3) Knicks (start w/ lots of minutes, in the East)
    4) Dallas w/o DJ (start w/ lots of minutes, mediocre team, but in the West)
    5) Kings (w/o Rondo) (start w/ a reasonable number of minutes, but a crap organization)
    6) Spurs (w/o Ginobli) (back up Parker, play some SG occasionally, may be groomed)
    7) Bulls (back up often injured Rose, good team, in the East).

    29) Crock-ets
    30) Fakers
    Am I missing anything?

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    lets not resort back to name callings, please

  • kittyhead

    BS and Lakers FO dont buy analytics either. Curious what analytics they could show to LMA…hahaha

  • blubell

    o_0

  • “Sorry, you were serious?” LOL
    LMA Face
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CI777guUEAAIvSJ.jpg

  • Spot

    I still don’t believe Deandre Jordan jumps off from a contender to be on a pretender.

    If he does, probably something happened in the locker room. Maybe teammates weren’t happy for his free throws

  • zxcvb

    I’d probably flip 3 & 4 and 6 & 7, but 1 & 2 are infinitely better than the other options.

  • Madsen: “We had good PnR analytics in Lin/Davis but we believe in our Kobe/Gasol spreadsheets.
    You can be the next Gasol!”
    LMA: “But he left!”
    Madsen:” … ehm, have you rubbed these 16 trophies?”

  • Charlie S

    Wait… what analytics?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin is a diamond in the rough. Once the top dawgs are signed, offers would start pouring in for Jeremy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • real-dsb

    Mark Madsen is the one who uses it, but BS doesn’t utilize his analysis.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOOKS LIKE LAKERS ARE STILL LOST.
    NY Knicks and Phil Jackson are doing much better despite they only have the 4th draft choice. This is a good article.
    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25232108/in-their-misses-the-knicks-are-putting-together-a-proper-offseason
    I have the feeling that NY is getting out of trouble while Lakers is still in the thick of it too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mavericks is tying the future with gambles that they will surely loss. The superstars they are recruiting are not gambler with their future in the their hands. Nobody is going to take a risk on Cuban’s luck.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Spurs offer less financially. I still think the Suns is forging ahead of the Spurs by taking the initiative and I’m betting on the Suns

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Things are not looking good for the Mavericks. Jeremy shouldn’t go there for dismal seasons. Ihate to see Jeremy thrown under the bus again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    high risk & low reward. Even Wes Matthews could bounce back, it’s going to take something off from him. Mavericks is not going to get the same player they thought they could. It’s better to have healthy player than players like Matthews and Parson Chandler for your team. They simply couldn’t play for many games for you.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My bet is Jordon would go back to the Clippers. There is no big reason for him to take the risk of a falling franchise under Mark Cuban. Dallas in on the way down with the owner making inept decisions.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Their best bet is still Jordon Hill.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    She can pay Kobe $25M every year when her team is going to trash for years to come.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hasn’t Jack Nicholson had enough?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Very desperate Kings.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Depends if LMA wants to take a team to success or he wants to take a ride on the Spurs’ success. LMA would definitely help the Suns to be a contender. The Suns is making all the right moves to get LMA. They sign Tyson Chandler as the center. We all know that LMA doesn’t want to be the center.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Knicks make sense in stealing him from Portland.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They don’t make Dallas any better. Dallas is sinking quickly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That makes sense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He has a lot to prove but he’s too good to be given up.

  • TTNN

    I wouldn’t call Clipprs contender though….

  • 7iger

    Kobe stats and his-story 🙂

  • Spot

    They showed him the best ways to pass to Kobe

  • Things are falling into place in DAL for #Linsanity2
    Do you agree?

    I have a gut feeling Lin is the final piece in DAL to put all of them together.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/616880589216452608

  • Jack

    I bet the whole meeting is on how to pass to Kobe. LaMarcus – your role is simple. You see Kobe there? You rebound and pass the ball to him and let him shoot 30 times a game. If he misses, you go rebound again and give the ball back to him.

  • real-dsb

    that was the word, that Chris Paul got on DeAndre for his poor FT shooting

  • Rzo Vlade

    what if lamarcus is waiting for dj to sign in dallas and mathew signing is the one will make LMA goes to dallas

    pg jlin
    sg matthews (good friend of LMA)
    sf parson
    pf LMA
    c Dj

  • This would catapult MAVS to be a Finals contender!

    Note: The only downside is Parsons claiming credit as the All-Star recruiter LOL
    But I’ll trade that for JLin ESPN weekly highlights

  • hehe .. don’t forget LMA 🙂
    We might need some Photoshop to start the campaign tomorrow!

  • Rzo Vlade

    yes it is very odd for lma to wait spurs vs phoenix common spurs all the way….. tyson chandler the center he reportedly like is old and slow declining……………spurs and phoenix are smokescreen?

  • TK Wong

    Jeremy with ED and David Lee in Portland ??

  • Jack

    How much money is left for JLIN if they sign both Matthews and DJ? JLIN needs to get paid. When Parsons is making $15M, JLIN deserves something decent. There is no way Parsons is worth that much if they only are willing to pay Lin like $5M.

  • could be. LMA w 2nd Lakers interview is also odd

  • Jack

    Still remember watching this guy at Marquette. He came a long way and glad he finally got paid.

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah like hes waiting for some one its like buying some time…….lakers 2nd interview wtf that team is garbage

  • Rzo Vlade

    money does not count if jlin sees that roster and he is starting

  • I sure hope they won’t low-ball JLin.
    JLin deserves to get at least $5M-$8M for 2 yr to get big payday in next contract

  • TK Wong

    Did anyone notice how many times this last season when JLIN was taking ball in bound after opposing teams’ made basket Jordan Hill would purposely slowly in bound the ball to Jeremy? Of course Kobe was on the floor at those times as well. Agree Hill was instructed to slow pace down … only one it really helped was Kobe.

  • Yascar

    I think he’ll get that. Bear in mind that Dirk, unlike some of the aging superstars we know, is getting something like $8M next year.

  • problem is Hibbert is the slo-mo version of DeAndre 🙂

  • Indeed! Dirk is a wise man like Duncan who knows how to build championships and gets more friends

  • Spot

    My 2 cents:

    Dallas get Hibbert in snt with Ellis and next year get Howard who’ll opt out next year.

  • Jack

    Lets see some of JLIN’s old mates.

    Shump just got $10M from Cleveland.
    Parsons got $15M last year.
    Brandon Knight who JLIN outplayed many times just got $14M.

    No way should Lin settle for less than $8M per year unless it is really short term giving him a chance to have a big pay day assuming he gets a starter role on the Mavs.

  • Rzo Vlade

    snt ellis he already sign with pacers ???????????????

  • Briiick

    Here is an analysis which I thought to be the best.
    http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3865109634?pn=1&statsInfo=frs_pager

  • Maknusia

    Tried google translation…gibberish 🙁

  • K. P. Chan

    He doesn’t. But in a way that’s important to Lin fans. Not having the local media trashing Lin all the time spares them a lot of annoyance (Drexler; Feigen, Stu, that Mike Bres whatshisname). And yes, let’s not forget that flip-flopper, bandwagon coach wannabe Miller! Lol!

  • K. P. Chan

    I agree. But frankly I am getting a little anxious and jealous, seeing all the big bucks going to players who are not as good as Lin, and still no concrete news on Lin but a whole bunch of speculations. Something in me can’t help but think about the damage done to him the last two years, especially last year.

    Maybe Team Lin has it all under control (I am sure they know what they are doing), and I am fretting over nothing. I hope I am wrong and this will be over in a few days with Lin winding up in a place that he will make him happy.

  • K. P. Chan

    I give up trying to understand that coach wannabe Miller, aka bandwagon. Lol!

  • K. P. Chan

    JLin 15 = 2015, and JLin 1= 2012, Psalm? Yes, that’s Linsanity Prime right there, as Paul V has dubbed it. 🙂 I like his game now, more controlled, more mature. But I must tell you, Linsanity 12 was head-spinningly exhilarating!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    mmmh 看看就好了:-) Look look and see see is good enough for me:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    In this news bit, JLin said he would know where he would go after LMA, DJ made up their mind:-)

  • PPP

    Mavs indeed have no cap space to pay Lin if they sign both DJ and Matthews out right. If they somehow manage to operate over the cap, they can offer Lin the full MLE which is about 5.5m. Otherwise, the most they can offer is about 3m.

    Only way they can offer Lin more money is to work out a sign and trade for either DJ or Matthews but don’t know what kind of asset they have to do so.

    I would rather Lin considers the sixers to lead a young team but he would probably join the mavs with much less money.

  • KL

    I have been supporting Lin for many years now. What I really want to do is support a TEAM. Remember the joy when Novak, Fields, Jeffries, Chandler, Shumpert were playing well? Hey we even rooted for Toney Douglas!

    The past 3 years was a shame but I am having high hopes for the upcoming season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    In this FB page have lots of different training pieces. Click the top left on the Chinese title will bring you to FB page. After finish watching one, just clips next and more will show up or previous if more are added:-)
    https://www.facebook.com/JeremyLinFans/videos/vb.863129770404422/979507152100016/?type=2&permPage=1

  • spiderman

    Bulls look interesting

  • Arsenium12 .

    Another NBA player involving in public service …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/okcthunder/status/616942426473824256

  • K. P. Chan

    Not that I know anything about the teams’ cap room, but I also have the impression that the $ is going fast. Sadly, Lin may be left with the crumbs, which will be unfair and upsetting to me..

    However, if this year can be a year of redemption, a year in which he can be given a chance to reestablish himself as an elite player after the horrific treatment last year that has damaged his reputation and value, then I am all for it even if it means taking less money for now. This can be a short-term deal with the option of getting something much bigger next year, if indeed he can shine again.

    Hopefully, he will find that situation to reposition himself and his career.

  • jlim7

    It is still July moratorium. Player cannot be signed officially until the moratorium is over, which is on 9 July. They can do S&T.

  • jlim7

    Multi teams sign and trade may solve Lin salary:
    1. Lakers S&T Lin and Ed Davis, receive Hibbert
    2. Dallas S&T Ellis, receive Lin and Wes Matthews
    3. Pacers send Hibbert, receive Ellis
    4. Blazers S&T Wes Matthew and receive Ed Davis

    Maybe still need other pieces, so salary can match.

  • PPP

    I believe only he himself knows how much is enough. I would not doubt his decision and continue to root for him.

    As long as a team let him plays his game with 32+ minutes, I am OK with it. As a fan of his, I just want to watch him play and enjoy.

    There is no fairness in the NBA, sometimes you have to compromise and look further down the road.

    Just my 2c.

  • kittyhead

    https://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E5%A8%81%E5%BB%89%E6%96%AF%E4%B8%8D%E8%AA%8D%E7%82%BA%E6%9E%97%E6%9B%B8%E8%B1%AA%E9%98%B2%E5%AE%88%E6%AF%94%E5%B8%95%E5%85%8B%E5%B7%AE-063254197–nba.html

    對於林書豪希望擔任先發控球後衛的希望,謝普勒表示,他一向的原則就是打籃球要保持快樂,以他自己而言,有好隊友與好教練才是最重要的。
     威廉斯更是直言,林書豪已經27歲,不可能有球隊會以他為中心來組成,林書豪還是不要太在意先發,到有好隊友與好教練的球隊,就像每場打個20分鐘,也能開開心心的,林書豪也該去爭取NBA總冠軍了!

    Doc Scheppler and Brandynn Williams both think Lin shouldnt care about starting or not, but play basketball with fun.
    Williams said honestly Lin is already 27 years old and no team will build around him. He may Join a team with good teammates and coaches. Even he only gets 20 minutes to play and he can still feel happy. It’s time for Lin to win the NBA championship.

    What do you guys feel about what they say? I have a feeling Lin hasnt got good offers so they imply it’s ok to be a backup on a contending team?

  • Yascar

    Seems a strange thing for them to say in public, even though it’s true. I don’t think a lot of people here realistically thought he’d get a lot of starting offers so I agree with them in a sense. It might be what Jeremy had in mind when he said he was going to wait for Aldridge and Jordan to decide. He’s waiting to see which team is a stronger contender. I think the money means very little to him and if he’s got little chance to start consistently, he may as well go to a contending team.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL, applying analytics to the Lakers current roster is really like putting lipstick on a pig.

  • Acbc

    Absolutely DISAGREE!

    I’m very surprised that Doc would even say such a thing as he is trying to rebuild lin’s shot. If he felt that he should just play and have fun, why bother taking a chance to retool a stroke. To coach someone to think far ahead in improvements is an attitude. It takes faith and personal belief that the work will take you to a higher level of play. If doc actually believe that Lin should just have fun and play, he’d instead just try to improve what Lin has already instead. At the elite level, a fine twitch skill such as shooting can be lost easily. Even great shooters will go into slumps for no reason. To take a huge risk to take apart a stroke requires a very strong desire to reach far greater levels of play.

    NASH DIDNT BECOME AN ALLSTAR UNTIL HE WAS NEAR 30. PGs develop much slower than grunts.

  • Dorothy

    Lin should disassociate from friends’ with this type of mentality. Basically they are telling Lin to give up his ambition in NBA. SMH. No one can succeed without ambition.

  • Rzo Vlade

    take their words as an advice but does not mean it meant to follow

  • David Kim

    If we compare lin’s mileage to others, he should be counted as 25 or 26..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Sounds great. And that team had a lot going for it: players, coach, location. But then:

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA 18m18 minutes agoFlorida, USA
    But man, who would’ve thought that they’d lose Aldridge, Batum, Matthews, Lopez, Afflalo and Blake over the course of a few days? Crazy.

    May still be a good option for Lin but why is everybody leaving?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    After BS called Lin soft, lacking PG skills, and the dumbest player on the court, she could have told Byron to STFU. It would have been that simple. Perhaps she eventually did but it was too late.

  • kittyhead

    I feel disappointed at their words too. But they are close to Lin and know what’s going on better than us. Perhaps the situation is not so good for Lin now? Lin’s going back tomorrow. Hope we will know his choice soon.

  • Rick Johnson

    It’s the market and the situation. The Knicks gave Shumpert up for nothing, he got in a better situation to prove his worth now he’s got $10 mil /yr x4yrs. JLin just needs a good situation that fits his play style and allow him to play.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    With friends like that, who needs enemas? Brandynn Williams’ opinion is not that important.

    If the contending team is question is the Spurs then there is nothing to worry about.

  • Acbc

    Jealous!?

    Lin makes a lot of money in endorsements that few other NBA “stars” do BECAUSE Lin is Asian. There is already jealousy from a lot of players that Lin can get so much from being a “bench”player. IMO, Lin knows this resentment already and he was very careful not to use his fame to make a lot of endorsements during his time in NYC. Even now, he picks and chooses his sponsors very carefully and frugally. Lin makes a lot of money that a lot of players don’t get to and it is a very sensitive subject.

    We must not apply our own sense of value to money to lin’s situation. He has more money than he could ever spend. Does he need more of it? Nooooo! He needs a team that will let him play.

    Heck, he could pay a team to let him start instead and he would rebuild his linsnaity prime to a level that he could make so much money in endorsements that the salary would pale in comparison. Tiger Woods made over 80 million in endorsements in his prime without even trying. The most money he actually earn on course in one year was 20 million.

  • Rick Johnson

    He might have to take less for a contending team that fits his play style. He could get more from NYK or SAC as they are getting desperate but will be another garbage year. He got $15 million from the Lakers and he considers it the lowest point in his career.

  • Rick Johnson
  • David Kim

    the problem is Mavs dont have much cap space if they sign both Jordan and Mattew.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe if they could unload Felton somewhere. Philadelphia is the place for dumping contracts.

  • David Kim

    I hope so..I really hope lin gets 5 -8mils. ..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah but that’s true for many players. They take much less to play for the team they prefer. e.g. Dirk, Duncan, etc. I’m sure ED could have gotten more from Lakers but he didn’t want to play there anymore. It seems like Knicks, Kings, and Lakers cannot pay anyone enough to entice them. Clearly for Lin, money will be considered only is every other factor is equal.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Double post.

  • Rick Johnson

    He could get more from Sacramento or New York but those teams are going to be trash. He could take a 2 year contract with player option 2nd year with good team to revive career then in 2016 everyone will have lots of cap space. Greg Monroe took the Detroit qualifying offer last year now getting huge contract.

  • Alain Gervais

    thats a huge pay cut

  • Dorothy

    I hate M&M AND BS&KB

  • Rzo Vlade

    2.8m mavs is out too low

  • Rick Johnson

    McHale and Scott really damaged his market value. The hazards of playing for a tanking team. Scott killed Swaggy’s market value too. That’s why I don’t think he goes to Phillidelphia another tanking team no matter what the pay.

  • Alain Gervais

    thats not his value

  • Yascar

    I think he’d be willing to take a pay cut but I’d be worried about his future value if he takes something like that now. But I read that Chicago is in the same boat, they can only offer mini MLE to Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya Sacramento NYK would pay him more guess you could call that his market value in $. But not sure he wants that.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Last year Lin earned $4 mil from endorsements. He will probably earn even more this year. So 4 + 2.8 = $6.8 mil/year. Lin would hardly be destitute. But everyone feels it’s too low from the standpoint of pride. Even I find it hard to say 2.8 is not too low. Let’s see how Lin feels.

  • Yascar

    Totally agree. I thought Mavs had the full MLE which was around $5.5 M. Still a pay cut but more palatable.
    Hope DJ decides so we can get on with it. This waiting is killing me.

  • Alain Gervais

    high risk/high reward lin would have to swallow

  • Rick Johnson

    He got $15 mil this year it didn’t make him happy. Lakers getting desperate, they overpaid Jordan $8 mil on a short contact as a tradeable asset they could flip at the trade deadline. Would you want him to take $8 mil to stay on the Lakers?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    To get the full MLE they need to exceed to cap room “through no fault of their own” as I understand it.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Me? No way. I just know and understand that many people are very upset about Lin getting an insulting salary.

  • Alain Gervais

    shelvin mack from atlanta hawks gets 2.4 million averages 5.4 ppg

  • Alain Gervais

    shoot 5.3 shots

  • Yascar

    Same here. But tbh Jeremy has been insulted and thrown under a bus too many times in his career already. I think if he’s convinced that he’ll get a fair chance to start and play good minutes, he’ll take this. But that’s just my opinion.

  • Rzo Vlade

    bulls situation……..they are tax payer they cannot go over cause they will lose to sign free agents, 10 day contracty etc. teams dont want that cause of injuries on player so they want the ability to sign and use those 10 day contract..

    Mini-Midel-Level contract (approximately $3.2 million)……depressing this is the money kinda low

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya me too, feel its too low but if he gets one year short contact to play in a good situation for a good coach using him correctly to prove to everyone who we all know he is cap is going up 60% the following year. Think of the contracts he’d be getting then when these guys are stuck in 4 year contracts.

  • Alain Gervais

    no one can say lin is over payed

  • Rzo Vlade

    I know……but I take 5m

  • Rick Johnson

    When he breaks out on a good team he will be the most underpaid player in the NBA.

  • Alain Gervais

    for the value lin is at that price lin would be the next coming of lebron lmao

  • Alain Gervais

    which is why i say high risk/high reward if he plays well he was get a giant contract after.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think so too. But at first there will be a lot of tiger fans angry about it.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rzo Vlade

    A. bulls $3.2 million…. back up although they were looking for a guard that can play along with drose (champ contender)east

    B. mavs 2.8m……(hoping) starter even dj sign with them they are not champion or contender (if LMA sign contender) west

    bulls weaker conference
    mavs tougher conference

    don’t know about spurs situation ( any cap expert here) which one will you choose A or B

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin is a force multiplier, makes players better. Average players become good players. Good players become great players. With this lineup and a decent coach and an owner that believed in him from the start, it could be awesome. PG’s are not going to be blowing by him with a wall like Jordan behind him.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Actually some people were saying there is a way to get around this by doing sign and trades. This can be done even for players like Mathews “who already made a deal” since there is no actual signing until the 9th. So no need to give up just yet.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Disappointed we haven’t heard anything about any 76ers interest in Jeremy Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t want him to go to another tanking team.

  • Alain Gervais

    i doubt it way too much time way to quiet

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s why he deserves a higher salary. But that is the price that needs to be paid to repair the damage done by McHale and BS.

  • Rick Johnson

    They took salary dump from Sacramento so sounds like they’re still planning on tanking.

  • Alain Gervais

    surprise

  • Brent Yen

    Besides pride….this is an amount that devalues you even before u touches the ball

  • Alain Gervais

    its not that he is worth now 6-8 without bs and mchale it would be 10-15. if anything maybe lin has said he will take less for a top level team. maybe why he is waiting to see if jordan signs which would make mavs really good

  • Briiick

    One is virtually tanking the other is not.

  • Rzo Vlade

    whos tanking

  • Rick Johnson

    So if it all hinges on LA and DJ does that mean JLin is between Spurs, Mav’s, Port, Clippers and Lakers?

    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/616998365914492928?s=09

  • K. P. Chan

    Hi AcBc: Well put! I do agree with most of what you’ve said. But feel that a clarification by me is in order:

    Judging from your reaction, I now realize that “jealousy” is the wrong term. If you read my post carefully, you will see that I only want to convey my sense of regret (actually resentment) that so many players inferior to Lin in so many aspects have been committed to long-term with huge contracts, and that Lin is now reportedly left with constraints in cap space, etc. That’s a lamentation on my part that damage has been done to him by BS, and that he’s been devalued.

    And when I said “jealous”, I said “I am jealous”. for him. I never meant to imply that Lin himself was jealous or should be, or that he was the jealous, narrow-minded type. My feelings are not necessarily his, and I’ve never indicated that they should be.

    Now about the point that he doesn’t need the money and therefore shouldn’t be concerned about the contract: That I cannot agree. It’s about fairness and fair value received for service rendered. Just because he’s all set financially for the rest of his life, it doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be compensated justly.

    I don’t know if he’s actually very careful about projecting his wealth, or should be shy about his global appeal, even though he’s known for his humility and modesty. All I know is that he has earned what he has and what should be due to him, fair and square.

    Finally, on the point about not placing our value in his stead: Right on! But that works both ways. As much as I agree that I should not project my own value on how he values things, others should likewise not project their own feelings about how he should not be concerned about landing a contract that he richly deserves.

    At the end of the day though, all this talk is probably academic. It’s going to be what it is. I am hoping that this will be the second beginning of his career in which he’s finally appreciated by a coach.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think Lin will definitely take less for a better team. He could get a lot more from the Knicks for example.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I can already hear the game announcers rubbing it in. But that could make for an even more dramatic underdog story: Linsanity II

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    There’s no Kobe or Harden in Philly…I believe Philly is really the best team that could help him gain back his true value.

    You really think Dallas or San Antonio will offer Lin the Mid-level contract and guaranty him the starting job?…I’m starting to doubt that, to be honest…

    There’s a good chance Caslile may go with Harris or Barea as the starter instead of Lin because of loyalty to them….specially if Lin is under a very low contract.

    At the least, Lin would be on a short leash if he were to get first crack at the starting point guard position because they aren’t paying him much…The Less they pay you, the less they value you….Jeremy should take the biggest contract.

    If Sixers offers Jeremy 6-7 Mil, that would mean they value him and he’d be expected to take shots and Lin the team.

  • David Kim

    or chicago

  • Spot

    For that money i’d go to Spurs, at least Duncan got his same agent and they play teamball and are PG oriented

  • David Kim

    I think
    aldridge to spurs
    jordan to mavs
    rondo to kings
    lin to mavs

  • Brent Yen

    I think mavs will just sign brea…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No Lakers! please.

  • Briiick

    An owner has made consecutive “mistakes” to weaken his team and his closest rival.

  • Brent Yen

    Not worth the risk of injury for that amount either….i mean to a player like lin’s calibre..

  • David Kim

    then no jordan…

  • Rick Johnson

    But Chicago doesn’t have anything to do with LA & DA other than just a backup of others don’t work out.

  • David Kim

    That means lin trying to choose between spurs and Mavs?

  • Brewkowski

    Swaggy killed his own market value. His poor shot selection and percentages really hurt him.

  • Jack

    Lin to Mavs as a starter makes the most sense assuming Cuban can get Lin around $8M per year. If he has to take a pay cut, he should sign a 1 year deal so he can be a free agent again next year only if he gets the starting job.

    Kings are ok but their dumb fixation on Rondo is just annoying. I hope Lakers sign Rondo so I can see the fireworks between Kobe and Rondo on who hog the ball more.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya I’m starting to lean towards that too.

  • Jack

    Lin would be a huge upgrade over Brea and I like Brea.

  • Rick Johnson

    Nobody else wants Rondo why don’t they just offer the veterans minimum. All he’s really worth now.

  • Jack

    Makes sense. Jordan and LMA will determine where Lin will end up. Hopefully as a starter somewhere or at least someone playing big minutes off the bench.

  • Grace

    If DJ goes to Dallas, Clippers might agree to a s&t because they themselves don’t have cap room to add another center.
    However, Dallas doesn’t have Tyson anymore. 🙁
    I don’t like the idea of taking $2.8m for a year. If it’s just a year, Dallas still doesn’t have bird rights to sign over cap. (Am I right?)

  • Jack

    Rondo does not know that. He probably feels he is worth the max. Kings might be dumb enough to pay that. Although kings are a dumb organization but Karl’s style might fit Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It may be worth the chance to prove his worth as a player. That may not be possible on a team like the Knicks and is definitely impossible on the Lakers no matter how much they pay him.

  • Jack

    I think it would be very insulting for lin to take $2.8m a year when Parson is making $15m. Parson is not better than Lin.

  • Rzo Vlade

    and they are not contender if dj sign

  • Rzo Vlade

    it is nothing to do but if the two sign he will hear what really the offers of teams

  • Grace

    I think $2.8m is insulting, period.

  • Jack

    Only way Lin can make more money is if Mavs do a sign and trade and get rid of Felton’s salary and others. Lin deserves around $8m per year at minimal based on the contracts players signed so far.

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Rzo Vlade

    I take 5m…10m 2 yrs player option 2nd year

  • Alain Gervais

    wth…….

  • Jack

    That’s the best place for LMA. Just make up his mind already. Lin playing behind Parker won’t be terrible either. Pop is a great coach and he can utilize both Lin and Parker.

  • Briiick

    Well said. Pop knows how to play all players he has. Besides, I suspect Cuban deliberately made a few bonehead trades instead of outright tanking and losing fans.

  • Alain Gervais

    an avrage pg btw gets 5 mill

  • Alain Gervais

    and they want lin to take 2.8

  • Rzo Vlade

    bulls contender ……back up
    spurs contender (if LMA sign favorite to win it all)………….back up
    mavs pretender (even dj sign they wont go too far)……starter

  • real-dsb

    LMA wants to know more about San Antonio’s marketing and outside opportunities LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Cuban deliberately…

    How can you think that? They are obviously trying to assemble a very strong team right now.

  • Alain Gervais

    mavs well its a very good team. if and i say if dirk turns back the clock maybe second round

  • real-dsb

    Kings definitely giving Rondo the max. I’m calling it now!

  • Alain Gervais

    anyway its lins money. if he takes 2.8 mill ill be ok with it. very high risk/high reward

  • BobbyH

    Question:

    S&T won’t affect salary cap?

    For example, If Mavs is 1M short of cap and Clippers has 10M room, Clippers can sign player A with 10M and trade to Maves for some assets. Mave cap won’t be affected?

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Arsenium12 .
  • real-dsb

    Kings will offer Rondo max contract. LOL

  • Grace

    Jordan will probably go back to the Clippers:
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/617003317722509312

  • Rzo Vlade
  • real-dsb

    It does affect the salary cap figure. But the reason is that teams can re-sign their own players for higher number than if another team signed the player.

  • lleepar

    Dallas is paying guards Raymond Felton $4.5m and Devin Harris $4.0m next year.

  • Grace

    Mav’s potential bench… not a contender for sure..
    https://twitter.com/kpelton/status/617004679948595200

  • Rzo Vlade

    do not take a pay cut wait for the domino to fall

  • John Lee

    Dump Felton to Sixers and you’ll have 7.3M for JLin, despite DJ. 🙂

  • Charlie S

    “If they can somehow net DeAndre or a similar max free agent, the Mavericks will still have about $8.7 million in cap space”

    So how would that be split among Matthews and JLin (if he signs with Mavs)

  • John Lee

    They’ll have to dump Felton on someone else.

  • Promo Sports World

    Jeremy to Bulls is not a bad gig folks….he will get 25+ minutes a game and will start some as well…

  • Rzo Vlade

    to add even if they add DJ they are not conteder at best second round exit

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Promo Sports World

    Jordan’s game without Blake will be exposed stay away from Mavs

  • Rzo Vlade

    they mention they are looking that can play along with rose too……and they are contender

  • Brent Yen

    As long as he will be happy…I am all good I guess..

  • Promo Sports World

    Spurs would be a nice spot to land as well but Pop can be all over the place with his rotations some time….if Manu retired then yes full force push for Spurs….

  • Rzo Vlade

    what their cap situation how much money they can offer

  • BobbyH

    I think Ginobili is waiting if Spurs gets LMA. If not, he would just retire.

  • Promo Sports World

    Not sure they have too much to offer but the mle

  • Rick Johnson

    Does Rose have a big “this is my team” attitude like Harden and Kobe?

  • Promo Sports World

    I sense a 1 year deal with a player option that runs from the mle – 5 millions….need to get Rodney Stuckey off the board

  • Promo Sports World

    This is the league he plays in and with contenders there will always be a player like that….Jeremy knows the deal and will work the system

  • Rzo Vlade

    nope…..heres is one of his quote….

    I dont recruit or dont want to join the recruitment process cause one of my team mate will lose their job….drose

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe they could work out a sign and trade with Portland to dump Felton and a pick to Portland for LA. I think Portland hated Felton for the time he was there though. Maybe dump to Phillidelphia?

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems most logical. Prove self first. Cap skyrockets the next year. Even LeBron taking short contracts to take advantage. Just needs to choose place that plays to his strength so he can prove self.

  • Rick Johnson

    Bulls dumped Thib’s. They going to be any good next year?

  • Maknusia

    Yes Sir..ditto

  • BobbyH

    Remember, this is a Chinese translation of what Williams said. The context is not clear and we don’t know what Williams really meant.

    But most importantly, Doc never said Lin should not care about starting job. The chinese article just quoted him on some basketball defense and stuff, never on Lin’s FA status.

  • BobbyH

    See above.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    1. Lin can play shooting guard/point guard
    2. Lin and Rose have a good relationship (not best friend type, but good; speaking of friend, does a friend like Parsons do anything for Lin? )

  • Brent Yen

    I know, Mavs know…but the money they have………

  • Rzo Vlade

    I dont really care for parson I am not LGBT

  • dolphin2k2

    If Lin goes to the Mav, DJ will be same or better. Lin can PnR as well as Paul

  • Jack

    Felton is the most logical guy to dump if they need money to sign JLIN. It makes no sense for JLIN to take $2.8M. That’s just outright insulting when others on the team like Felton is making more than that. Lin is way better than Felton. Cuban gonna have to get creative if they get Jordan somehow.

  • Jack

    That’s ugly. The bench gonna suck.

  • Rick Johnson

    But Scott seemed to put him down and ruin his confidence. Was better with MD.

  • Alain Gervais

    what a diva

  • Rick Johnson

    If he’s looking for a team that complements his play style would be those.

  • Jack

    I would agree with you. Kings suck and that’s why they will continue to suck. They haven’t been good since Alderman coached them.

  • Rzo Vlade

    LMAO!!!! hes choosing between spurs, suns , lakers, knicks…………..maybe he has slow brain process which team is superior and won everytime has the best coach

  • Rick Johnson

    “The Less they pay you, the less they value you” I don’t know about that. He got paid pretty well by Houston and LA. They valued Ronnie Price over Lin.

  • Jack

    Totally agree. For that money, Lin should go to Spurs with a real coach. Pop knows how to get the best out of Lin unlike the moron Byron Scott. Besides, Tony Parker’s game is most resemble Lin’s and Lin can do worse than playing with him or behind him.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This guy is a Cavs beat writer …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/617014473254006786

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is how Lin is occupying some of his time as discussions carry on here …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/617022725425487872

  • Alain Gervais

    he thinks he is lebron. well he is 30 and a big man, this is likely the last time he gets this attention

  • Rick Johnson

    Tim MacMahonVerified account‏@espn_macmahon

    @dragon_wingz @fungch1218 They’ll continue to explore trade options for Felton. Could also stretch him, which would create $2.6M in space

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617025036633948160

  • Maknusia

    yeah…its a sticky situation..sucks

  • Brent Yen
  • real-dsb

    instant contenders!

  • real-dsb

    what me, worry?

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats random hahahhaha!!!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….so….that means MAVs’ choice on center are shrinking….

  • Rzo Vlade

    any bulls trade rumor to increse their money on jlin……..last trade deadline it was gibson I heard

  • Brent Yen

    Was not following the trade…man….need to back tacking a lot…

  • Rick Johnson

    He could play Sacramento and NY to drive up his bargaining position. They are getting desperate. Other FA’s are doing it now like Beverley. Going to cost Houston if they want to keep him.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Rajon Rondo meeting with #Kings this morning. He is only seeking a one-year deal at less than the max, source tells http://sheridanhoops.com

    Starting or not, Lin should have 1 yr contract or 2 yr with second yr player option contract.

  • PETE B

    didnt watch much clips , does CP use much pick and roll?

  • Rick Johnson

    Less than the max?!! He should get the veterans minimum. Who else is pursuing him? Doesn’t seem like Houston who has long coveted him is even seeking him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lots of PnR with Griffin and D Jordan.

  • Brent Yen

    MAVs have about 55mil in CAP holds….more than I thought…lol

  • Alain Gervais

    with out wes and deandre

  • Brent Yen

    Without current players’ salary too…

  • Rick Johnson

    If true scratch Mav’s. They aren’t going anywhere this season without Jordan, already lost Tyson Chandler. May have to scrounge for Jordan Hill or Hibbert.

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/617032186680766465

  • Alain Gervais

    ohh isn’t most teams caps the same???

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I don’t think Cuban would want the bad PR of signing Lin to an insulting contract. If he wants Lin he will find a way to get him a decent salary.

  • Brent Yen

    Not worrying about that…I agree…They will rather just resign JJ if they can not get enough money

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Steve Ballmer convinced him! Parsons (as Jordan’s friend) is no match.

  • Rick Johnson

    So if Mav’s not going get Jordan but now suck with no center would Lin fans be happy with $8 mil to start on the Mavericks & play his style but who aren’t going anywhere? Or take MLE with SAS where they play his style and will be a contender?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol funny right but we will see

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers were confident after first meeting with LA too so you never know:

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/617033273823223808

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Exactly what I was thinking. Microsoft’s ex-CEO has the power of persuasion.

  • Alain Gervais

    ha

  • PETE B

    Dallas fans love Tyson Chandler bc of his locker room leadership and intensity to fight hard . DJ was from Texas A&M and has just become such a powerful force in the NBA and
    Born: July 21, 1988 (age 26), Houston, TX
    Height: 6′ 11″ (2.11 m)
    Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
    So it is throwing away the past for the future in a sense , every team is driven by championship in the NBA , not about being top 5 . However the Mavs mindset has not worked since 2012 , all failures , where the Spurs have been at the top

  • Rick Johnson

    Spurs have been showing their age though in recent years. Really started breaking down in the playoffs. They need to start looking for some younger talent. Parker has even said in the past that JLin reminds him of himself.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea but after lma how much do they have left

  • PETE B

    im not sure Lin himself is not praying about these things

  • David Kim

    Chandler only 26 ?I thought he was 29 or 30. …LOL

  • Brent Yen

    19 mil….so to sign LMA….they need more moves…..and Lenard, Green have to be signed after LMA I think..

  • PETE B

    sorry i pasted Deandre Jordan’ s profile , Tyson is 30

  • Rick Johnson

    Tyson Chandler is 32:

    BornOct 2, 1982 in Hanford, CA (Age: 32)

    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/984/tyson-chandler

  • PETE B

    Tyson Chandler’s intensity I believe was the strength of Linsanity Pick and Roll

  • Alain Gervais

    so they won’t have much left

  • real-dsb

    it’s the Kings. no one’s signing with them less than max

  • Brent Yen

    No…just the room exception of 2.8 mil. They do not have the MLE or BAE if I am correct

  • Alain Gervais

    so is lin waiting to see if deandre or lma don’t sign because he cant be looking for that much if he was 32 teams would be searching for him.

  • Brent Yen

    I think so….Lin (and us) have to wait…lol

  • Alain Gervais

    2.8 mill don’t make sense pay cut ok but 15 mill to 2 mill my goodness

  • PETE B

    so many crazy deals happened in past 48 hours , so many BIG contracts have been made , Last year Lebron was the key Decision and every transaction flowed in order , this year LMA and Deandre use their time and NBA still made 1 billion plus in contracts

  • Brent Yen

    Well….this is not really teams fault….just….how CAP works…

  • PETE B

    Lin must take a 1 year w 2nd year player option and try again next year , bc the cap money is so small for him
    but i dont want to do this again next year !

  • Alain Gervais

    idk i think the reporter is just hopeful lin is worth that low. the best lin reporter are mark medina and alex kennedy.

  • PETE B

    maybe make the player options fatter in the TV cap increase years

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think you can do that if you use exceptions to sign that player..

  • Alain Gervais

    the best thing to happen to lin is if lma or deandre don’t go to the mavs or spurs

  • PETE B

    ok , i hope lins agents and the GM can make a creative and more fair deal we’ll see

  • dolphin2k2

    The first domino has fallen!

  • Brent Yen

    They will……

  • Brent Yen

    Not fast enough….LOL

  • Alain Gervais
  • Brent Yen

    Good Luck…Marco….

  • Brent Yen

    I guess…

  • Alain Gervais

    well this is good news for lin

  • Ben Johnson

    how so?

  • Brent Yen

    CAP HOLDS?

  • Alain Gervais

    yea one less competition btw belanneli average 9 ppg 12 per 6 mill……how is lin 2.8???

  • Brent Yen

    BUT SAS already have 52mils on book…man…..not to much to work with…And that is without Timmy

  • Alain Gervais

    without lma???

  • Grace

    There are still many IFs but possible scenarios:
    https://twitter.com/kpelton/status/617030760432857088

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir….

  • Brent Yen

    It can go that way too…yes

  • Grace

    $8-10 million is fine with me. 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahaha really ??? how is this gonna work. I’m sure they have loophole i mean they are billionaire these owners

  • Alain Gervais

    wait and see. lma and deandre taking so long its driving me nuts. we are looking at teams cap space like we are the gm for the teams

  • Brent Yen

    MAVs have like only 6-7 player on book right now. Assuming all FAs will be gone. LOL if they spent 8mil on PG…I guess the rest are all league minimum…LOL

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s what I meant. Cuban will go the extra mile not to screw Lin. Nathan seems to have an anti-Mavs agenda.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..oh well….I hope I will have a happier season. I am selfish…..

  • Alain Gervais

    awhat pgs are left thats worth that much i mean beside lin lol

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure….maybe……Rondo? LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    well thats not an option lol how lucky is lin for the trade last year for rando

  • GoodDayLA

    is this guy saying, Montae to Indiana, Jordan to Mavs, and Hibbert to Clippers?

  • GoodDayLA

    dump Staukus for Belli? Ok….

  • Grace

    yes, Monta is already with Pacers
    Pacers want to dump Hibbert
    Clippers don’t have cap room to add anyone if they lose Jordan so they might as well get Hibbert

  • GoodDayLA

    thanks

  • GoodDayLA

    A Beverly Belli Backcourt will strike fear into the hearts of the NBA.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • TTNN

    but would Clippers want Hibbert?

  • Jack

    $8M to $10M is about the value for JLIN right now. He should be paid minimal like that. He can easily average 15 points 7 assists a game in the right system.

  • Jack

    Marco gonna hate the Kings lol. That organization is just poisonous right now with the new owner.

  • Grace

    yeah, it would work only IF Clippers agree to the trade

  • David Kim

    I just changed my mind.
    Lin to spurs
    Aldridge to spurs
    Jordan Clippers
    rondo to kings
    pat rockets

  • TTNN

    No, they still have Biannual and Mid-level exception, so they could still sign two 2-3M players, and they have two rookies, and get another two minimum salary guy, that’s a decent team.

    It is that we only don’t want them to fit Lin in those exceptions….

  • Brent Yen

    You wish……We wish…..

  • Brent Yen

    I know, I just made that sounds simpler…LOL

  • TTNN

    I don’t mind them drag a bit, so Lin could come back for the process…..

  • Brent Yen
  • TTNN

    With their only one player above 15M, they should not have space problem. It is how they could sign Lin with more than partial mid-level exception.

    On the other hand, I don’t like the talk they want Parsons to develop into a point forward…….

  • Brent Yen

    I think that talk was mainly from Parsons’ camp…not MAVs..

  • blubell
  • TTNN

    I thought they do have those…

  • Brent Yen

    Why?

  • Brent Yen

    Do they? I thought they do not…I could be wrong.

  • TTNN

    If they go with Hibbert, they could sign and trade Ellis, that would open up some space to sign Lin with higher money….

  • blubell
  • Grace

    no one wants a moody team mate
    maybe Collison might have to play from the bench?

  • blubell

    Well, good news for us but who really wants Rondo right now as their teammate with his reputation and all?

  • Ben Johnson

    nah, the reports are that they are gonna start 2 PGs in the backcourt

  • TTNN

    hope so.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe!

  • TTNN

    lol

  • BuzzerBeater

    Collison would be sent to the bench or if they started both PGs Rondo would completely take the ball out of his hands since Rondo’s shooting is so atrocious. I can understand Collison’s disapproval.

  • blubell

    Let me rephrase… who in right mind wants Rondo as teammate 😛

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL. Kobe promised to keep pursuing Rondo until he signs with another team. I hope Kobe keeps his relentless reputation intact.

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    A domino is tipping…

  • Ben Johnson

    yeah, this could be big…may know where Jeremy is going soon after

  • Rick Johnson

    Major chemistry / locker room issues brewing in Sacramento. Hope Rondo goes to Sacramento would be so entertaining. Wasn’t Rondo in Dallas entertaining?

  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Grace

    LOL. This is yesterday’s news but still…fun. 🙂
    https://twitter.com/LarryCoon/status/616705311513014272

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick Johnson

    Mo Williams going to Memphis
    BeV: Mav’s don’t have the cap space for Bev if Sacramento & NY bid up price and Rockets match. Also Bev is from Chicago though haven’t heard any Bulls interest in Beverley.
    Stuckey who?
    Cory Joseph who?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I guess this was crucial for the Mavs to have a decent team. (and now the Clippers are screwed)

  • Ben Johnson

    If JLin goes to Mavs, I trust in Carlise that Jeremy-DJ PnR will become the staple of their half court offense

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    All right Cuban, make Lin an offer he can’t refuse

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, if the salary is decent Mavs are a great option for Lin.

  • Ben Johnson

    No way that DeAndre wants Bev as his PG…I think Mavs will be signing Jeremy soon to a 2year/12mil with 2nd year as a player option

  • Rick Johnson

    Too bad Ed Davis couldn’t hold out and go to Mav’s with JLin. They could use him as PF. They have Dirk but he’s getting old.

  • Ben Johnson

    Carlise will not bow down to any player, especially not to Parsons….JLin will get a chance to run the show

  • zxcvb

    Oh sheeeeet. If you want Lin, Hinkie, you better pick up the damn phone!

  • Rick Johnson

    I would think Rick Carlisle would know the type of PG he needs and Beverley isn’t it.

  • Grace Nsns

    thought Stuckey already signed somewhere?
    Cory Joseph backup PG for Spurs, pretty good though.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    At least someone will stay behind Dirk for his defense deficiencies…

  • zxcvb

    Not “run the show,” but he won’t be standing in the corner, that’s for sure.

    Philly is the only place where he can run the show.

  • Grace Nsns

    We have to watch the likes of those? 🙁

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    lol

  • real-dsb

    So who are the FA PGs left for the Mavs? Reggie Jackson, Rondo (obviously not), Beverley, Cory Joseph, Barea, Lin. Lin still makes the most sense.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin and Wes the undrafted backcourt

  • Brent Yen

    Brea is good at PnR too…..but defensively…..way off but cheaper

  • Ben Johnson

    DJ, Matthews, and Jeremy are all well above, near elite, defenders for their positions…they’ll be fine defensively, and will be top 8 offensively

  • blubell

    Beginning of a beautiful friendship?

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah good point. ive been mentioning on here for some time how matthews and lin are the two most accomplished undrafted current nba players and how rare it is for anyone undrafted to do anything in the nba.

    that would be neat.

  • Promo Sports World

    Could see the Mavs making a play for Deron Williams folks let’s see….but how they do it would be cap-wizardly

  • Grace Nsns

    They have to use vet minimal to fill in all the holes ohter than 7/8 rotation, like always, doesn’t look good.

  • Brent Yen

    More PT I guess…

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    Matthews’ Achillis is a concern, Kobe/Billupus with the same injury didn’t recover too well the first season.

  • 1mtoldman

    the interesting thing is (and i didn’t know this till recently)–rondo pre injury was actually a good shooter. but most injury, well

    he just doesn’t shoot.

    and when he does he’s “turribul”.

  • 1mtoldman

    rudy gay.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    Richard Jefferson most likely returning to Mavs

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617061411416580097

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Spurs>Mavs>>>>>>>>Sixers

    Lin–>Spurs: I will sleep well at night
    Lin–>Sixers: My PTSD flares up.

  • Ben Johnson

    “According to NBA.com’s Synergy Play Type statistics, DeAndre is
    11th in the NBA in points per possession at 1.36 and of the top 15 in
    that category only Tyson Chandler is as effective in over 100 attempts
    as the roll man.”

    “Vantage Sports has lauded DeAndre’s
    effectiveness as a screen setter all season. His roll action is as much
    of a defense manipulator as Kyle Korver coming off a pin down. “

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    thats a good cheap pickup.

  • Promo Sports World

    Parsons has lured big time big men to Texas…give him credit now if he were a true friend lure Jeremy

  • Grace Nsns

    ok, Clippers got screwed. Good for Cuban though

  • blubell

    What is his connection with Rondo?

  • blubell

    Cuban’s specialty? lol.

  • Brent Yen

    I am really impressed with his effectiveness on recruiting….lol

  • Grace Nsns

    Isn’t that CP25 the one who calls it? lol

  • real-dsb

    Wow, DeAndre shot 25% from 3 pt last year! LOL

  • real-dsb

    I guess they have their stretch 5

  • 1mtoldman

    i think pat to knicks. jordan to mavs seems more probably now from recent reports. aldridge is a toss up i think really. but he is the key player here (i mean not necessarily for lin fans but for two teams). spurs with aldridge become favorites. portland without aldridge become tank team.

    hes enjoying the moment. and no reason not too. its not like hes had a lot. what casual nba fan even knows who he is?

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    LOL….that’s better than Rondo, oh no…it is not…

  • 1mtoldman

    im glad somebody put this here; i was going to but dont know how.

  • real-dsb

    that’s why they paid Parsons max. $5M for his bballs skills. $10M for his recruiting skills.

  • Grace Nsns

    now PB’s turn, show us the charm, lol

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    if they lose jordan he’s the next best option (espeically with both lopez bro’s already locked up now).

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    haha, you are probably right on this.

  • 1mtoldman

    bff

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    Cuban knows a smart businessman when he sees one.

  • blubell
  • I am The Jason

    Chandler Parson has a career as an agent when his NBA career is over. He can sell water to a whale.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Next, Parsons tells Cuban that Bev is the point guard he and DJ want. All Lin fans (including me) will be totally pissed off

  • blubell

    Now I’m picturing him as Dori trying to speak “whale” 😛

  • Brent Yen

    Quite possible….LOL

  • Promo Sports World

    Mo Williams, Stuckey and Bev…..need to land somewhere other than Dallas….none are good pnr players so that’s a plus for Jeremy

  • real-dsb
  • Grace Nsns

    I’m alright with that, don’t think Mavs a good landing spot.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Bev, unlike Lin, will definitely choose max $$$/years. So I don’t think he is really competing with Lin for the same teams. He seems more likely to go to Knicks or Kings.

  • blubell

    Wow… so many tweets about Parson’s recruiting prowess.

  • Brent Yen

    Good point

  • Brent Yen

    Consider how LAL did….that was amazing…really

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Bev wants to get paid, that is true

  • Brent Yen

    No fault to that….I guess Knicks is a place for that..

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Thank goodness. Parsons’ ego really needed a boost.

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    David Lee

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That would be good for him. Much better than the Knicks.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Exactly. lol.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Which team is good for Lin then?

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe they’re just saying that because that’s all they have to sell. They can’t tell Jordan come and we’ll find a PG to get you the ball. If the got a PG like Beverley who can’t create and isn’t a playmaker that’s all they have to work with. With JLin once they start Carlisle will see that running offense through JLin much more effective and having Parsons as a PF who can also create if JLin gets doubled. GSW shows that multiple playmakers are the way to go but you need at least two. GSW beat Cav’s and Houston because they only had one playmaker and they shut that one down.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    I would suspect money is more important to those players than to JLin and than fit and competitiveness of the team is more important to JLin. Mav’s and SAS don’t have much $$$ to spend but will next year.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Huh? He took less than what SAC offered b/c otherwise he’d be in SAC!

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • GoodDayLA

    Chandler Parsons is very talented off hte court. Jeremy Lin should stay away and remember Beverly is Paron’s first choice.

  • real-dsb

    lol, what was the context of that?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Bev will go to the highest bidder and that won’t be Dallas.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    It’s not that big of a factor. CA max bracket is 12.3%. So 41 games is 6.2% diff.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Little things mean a lot.

  • Rick Johnson

    Exactly. I think for these players $$$ is more important than for JLin. They have families, kids to support need to secure as much money as they can in case they get injured. Also many NBA players have expensive spending habits. JLin doesn’t have any of that, lives a frugal simple life and has huge alternative revenue sources. His need is to play well, have fun and needs a team/coach/environment for him to play his best. He’s had all the fame, attention and fortune during Linsanity and said it didn’t make him happy.

  • blubell

    “Chris Paul’s face when DeAndre Jordan didn’t shoot the potential game-winner”

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This is Bev’s first payday. In his own words, it will set him up for life.

  • real-dsb

    DAL is giving 4 yr ~$80M. You’re telling me that LAC wasn’t giving him at least 4 yr $85M (which would be 6% extra)?

  • 1mtoldman

    it appears cali (lakers, clips, kings) is no longer a destination…..destination (for bballers.)

  • 1mtoldman

    trade for walter tavares?

  • I am The Jason

    Dallas is getting this from DJ. Maybe adding Lin will complete the force.

    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/617070304259612672

  • blubell

    Was that Brandon Knight at the receiving end?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    It is 12% on money from endorsements (assuming he has some) and aren’t there also local taxes in LA? NYC has another 5% on top of NYS taxes.

  • Brent Yen

    Yep That was the dunk of the year I think

  • I am The Jason

    Yes. The newly minted $70 million Knight.

  • Promo Sports World

    This JJ barea thing can’t be the starting pg

  • Brent Yen

    They have Harris and Felton too….lol….

  • Promo Sports World

    Yeah It would’ve been nice to land with the Mavs….but I’m still thinking Bulls..JJ and Harris will eat minutes

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    GSW?

  • 1mtoldman

    “now the mavs have to find a point guard” –dwain price @ dwain price

    anyone here have any suggestions?

  • Charlie S

    H***, almost as good as his free throws

  • Promo Sports World

    I like JJ Barea, good player, but his D is nonexistent And he isn’t the same pnr player as Jeremy but barea is a Mavs guy

  • Brent Yen

    Mo Williams?

  • I am The Jason

    There is that one guy who save the Knicks season a few years ago. I can’t recall his name tho.

  • Grace Nsns

    bev?

  • Charlie S

    So… can the Mavs afford JLin, Matthews, and JJ?

  • Spot

    Pnr Lin/Jordan with parsons Matthews Dirk would be huge

  • Charlie S

    I must be going (l)insane for not remembering the name…

  • Brent Yen

    No…..unless Lin take less than Felton? LOL

  • Charlie S

    Which means something has to give

  • Grace Nsns

    they can use that stretch salary to 3 years thing on Felton.

  • blubell

    Good one, Brent.

  • Rick Johnson

    Last rumors I heard Mo Williams going to Memphis.

    https://twitter.com/JaredZwerling/status/616310434212278273

  • 1mtoldman

    actually to be fair and balanced no one in the vast nba blogosphere commentators outside known lin fans is mentioning lin.

    barea, felton, harris, considered backups or trade bait but

    yes mo and deron williams as well being talked up.

  • Charlie S

    Felton, Felton. Wait are we talking about the Knicks or the Mavs lol

  • Brent Yen

    That was used on Makel I think?

  • Grace Nsns

    no idea

  • Brent Yen

    It is..

  • Rick Johnson

    Robert Silverman
    ‏@BobSaietta
    Hey Mavs, if you need a PG. I have an idea…
    https://twitter.com/BobSaietta/status/617065867130597376

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No, not that photo.

  • Bearness

    It seems like Mavs is now a decent destination for Lin…except for the money part. I guess that’s the flip side of waiting to sign a contract after dust settles. Teams have spent a lot of their cap already. Is there any team left that can offer Lin good minutes and good salary (6~8 mil? at least)?

  • Ben Johnson

    How come they this stat for every other player than jeremy, who had a top 20 war for pgs last year?

  • blubell

    That was long time ago… he changed, bro 😛

  • Bearness

    That photo is definitely not a high point for Lin.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    He could probably get a pretty good contract from Sacramento, New York, maybe even Clippers now that Jordan off their books. Clippers probably need those $’s to fill the center hole they have now though. If Houston loses Beverley they may be seeking Lin. But I wouldn’t want Lin to play for those teams

  • Charlie S

    He can be when someone feeds him the ball in PnR. But who?

  • Brent Yen

    Good that you do not mention LAL

  • Bearness

    Ugh, I hope Lin will take a discount and go to a better team then. Short contract of course. All those teams are a no-no for him.

  • blubell

    Hopefully, we’ll find out exactly who today 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Tim MacMahonVerified account‏@espn_macmahon

    @barrett3_david That’s the appeal of Lin. He can run a pick-and-roll.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/616991962311323648

  • Bearness

    Can they just dump Felton somewhere?

  • Rick Johnson

    Ramona ShelburneVerified account‏@ramonashelburne

    As for DJ/CP3 dynamic. It’s bad and it’s been bad for three years when Celtics and Clippers got deep into trade talks on DJ-for-KG

    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/617078264893448193

  • Bearness

    CP3 is a good player, but he is not a good teammate I think.

  • Ben Johnson

    Does this mcmahon guy have inside info from cuban? Maybe trying to sell the idea of lin to dallas fans?

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    They can…but not with his salary…lol

  • blubell
  • Bearness

    OK, then. Can they just “dump” Felton somewhere? j/k…maybe. =P

  • Alain Gervais

    parsons look like sanduski

  • Alain Gervais

    lin to chris paul= ill treat him better lmao

  • Rick Johnson

    Floor will be well spread with Parson, DIrk, Wes in there. Good driving lanes.

  • Alain Gervais

    what i like about lin in dallas no more 10 o clock games every day

  • Alain Gervais

    h*** no

  • Arsenium12 .

    This fellow is also listed (by ESPN) as a small forward (6’7″ and 235 lbs) …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/617081769095901184

  • rookie75094

    Amen brother

  • Rick Johnson

    They can waive and stretch him. Or perhaps can dump him on Philadelphia but they might have to give up picks to do that.

  • rookie75094

    Tim McMahon on the radio right now

  • Brent Yen

    Please give summaries…

  • zxcvb

    PHILLY.

  • blubell

    For me, 5PM… when I am at work :'(

  • rookie75094

    Said mavs blew dj away from the meeting..say Jlin will be 5he likely mav pg

  • rookie75094

    Say Jlin improve alot of his stats…good pnr…and friend of mav gm– cp25…hahaha

  • zxcvb

    Did he say that based on sources or just his opinion?

  • rookie75094

    His opinion..as far as 8 can tell

  • Brent Yen
  • Rick Johnson

    Paul Villarreal
    ‏@CNM_JLin_Vids
    Tim McMahon (ESPN #Mavs writer) on radio now: I think Jeremy Lin is best fit for DAL
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/617085318555111424

  • rookie75094

    Thanks for the confirmation paul…hehe

  • zxcvb

    Oh okay, thanks. Lin should do his due diligence before making a decision.

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account‏@WojYahooNBA
    Charlotte has shown a strong willingness to use its free agent guard Mo Williams in a sign-and-trade, league sources tell Yahoo.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617085184840634368

  • Brent Yen

    You need to temporarily change your screen name so you do not have to type Philly that many times…jk

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    3.4 vs 2.8….does not seem much….But Bulls is a better team….Dallas is a better fit

  • zxcvb

    Sounds more like Aaron Brooks money.

  • rookie75094

    Jlin goes to dallas means I save money not having to get league pass…yeah…

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I’m sure Lin is taking that into consideration as he makes his decision 🙂

  • rookie75094

    🙂

  • zxcvb

    I’m trying to WILL Philly rumors into existence! Just makes too much sense.

  • David Kim

    Not only Tim said that but also one of the announcer who said that Lin fits well.

  • rookie75094

    Now they are talking about s&t Monta Ellis w/ indy for Hibbert then s&t Hibbert to clippers for dj to create cap space for additional players.

  • rookie75094

    My bad didn’t see the post below..sorry…this guy is Kevin Pelton on espn

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin team is compiling and weighing info on offers today. JLin won’t spend time in thinking about his FA as he has a busy day–bb camp and fans meeting afterward. He will talk/think more about this probably while he is waiting for his departure and on the flight. Most likely he will zzzzzzz more as he has very very very busy 3 weeks in Asia tour. Once he returns to US, that’s when meeting with selected teams will begin. The earliest we will hear about his decision will be 6/7 July. That’s my timeline for JLin FA:-)

    In the mean time I’m enjoying his last day in Taipei:-)

  • rookie75094

    Now they says jj Brea may be back with the mavs

  • Alain Gervais

    yea back up

  • rookie75094

    Boooo… they mention beverly

  • rookie75094

    But says Houston probably will match… yes… Houston give wolverine the max please..thank you

  • rookie75094

    Ps…I still hate huston.

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    Kevin is the guy in espn who said lin fits well with dallas?

  • Alain Gervais

    they need a playmaker wes is not a playmaker

  • rookie75094

    He talk about the s&t to get cap space for the mavs…apparently after Tim McMahon mention same thing

  • David Kim

    i c thanks

  • Alain Gervais

    one good news if dallas was going to sign lin at 2.8 mill he would of signed by now since deandre is sign. dallas trying to open cap room for lin and others

  • Arsenium12 .
  • rookie75094

    Yup… I am thinking 7-8 million range.

  • Alain Gervais

    corey brewer 8 mill a year. yeah lin at that easily

  • David Kim

    wow corey brewer 8mli?

  • Brent Yen

    Or maybe just because Lin is sleeping right now…JK

  • Alain Gervais

    you!!!!!!!!!!!!…………lol

  • Alain Gervais

    yea

  • Charlie S

    So long? Unacceptable. [Internet Spontaneously Combusts]

    (I kid)

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    haahahahahhahahahaha

  • Alain Gervais

    ahahahahahahahahhaahha

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • rookie75094

    To be precise..7.7171717 millions

  • David Kim

    corey brewer

    2014-15 Season PPG APG RPG PER
    11.5 2.2 3.7 13.98

    Jeremy Lin

    2014-15 Season PPG APG RPG PER
    11.2 4.6 2.6 15.65

    Lin should get at least 8mil.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That may be what Jlin is waiting for. If LMA goes to Spurs, Lin may accept deal with Mavs.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    Wow. Wonder how much they’ll pay to hold onto Beverley?
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/617091574443327488?s=09

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    may be the kings will offer Pat about 10 mil…

  • Alain Gervais

    sounds like the kings

  • David Kim

    yup…

  • bolero

    ah. wait felton. lol

  • rookie75094

    Hahahahaha…go kings…sign that wolverine guy

  • Alain Gervais
  • blubell
  • Charlie S

    Yup, Mavs need to free up some more space

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Grace Nsns

    lol

  • Grace Nsns

    24M for Brewer? holy *

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Hopefully, Lin now has a standing offer to be the starting PG of the Mavs even if salary level is not yet clear. He just has to hear what the Spurs are offering and then decide between the two.

    IMO, no need to even think about Lakers, Rox, Knicks, GSW, etc…

  • Alain Gervais

    likely if they sign him

  • Grace Nsns

    MAX for PBeverley please, ^_^

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great! JLin is getting more and more comfy in sharing his testimony:-)

  • rookie75094

    Dallas radio now saying…Jlin can breakdown defenses…and mention Linsanity. ..yeah

  • bolero

    probably watched many times how Lin broke Mav defenses. lol

  • rookie75094

    True…lol

  • rookie75094

    Now they says Jlin is on the top of pg list for mavs…nick Cale these is on the bottom…haha

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    Lol…Paul is stalking me…jk

  • rookie75094

    Jlin can create offense…the guy mavs fans would be most excited for

  • rookie75094

    Wow…they l9ve Jlin on dallas radio

  • blubell
  • bolero

    maybe they are building up Lin for the Mavs fanbase.

  • Ben Johnson

    I wonder if the dallas sports media has been given insider information to pump up jeremy to the fans before hes signed

  • bolero

    exactly what I’m thinking ..PR

  • David Kim

    THIS IS OLD INTERVIEW IN 2012. BUT I THINK THIS CAN BE TRUE.

    Rose: One basketball question. I’m doing a profile of Jeremy Lin. What do you think of Jeremy Lin?

    Cuban: The Mavs were the first team to sign him as a free agent, and we loved him. He’s a kid that was fearless. He was obviously smart having got into Harvard. He was a lot more athletic than people expected. We really looked at him as a potential as another Steve Nash. We wanted to sign for summer league, wanted to sign him to a contract for the Mavs, but he wanted to go play close to home and he grew up in the Bay Area so he went to sign with the Golden State Warriors and the rest is history.

    Rose: Can he be another Steve Nash?

    Cuban: Yeah, he absolutely can. He’s that good. He’s got that type of talent. But, part of what made Steve Nash great, when Nash went from the Mavericks to the Suns and became MVP, it was a system that he just excelled at. So, Jeremy has got to play in the right environment with the right players and he can be a star.

  • Alain Gervais

    well it looks likely so most teams pump up there own players. well its been a while for us

  • rookie75094

    They says Jlin is hungry and wants to bounce back to prove he is good…unlike Felton who is also hungry but for food….lol

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Haha… just heard that. They like to make fun of Felton too 🙂

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    In all fairness Jeremy is too.

  • David Kim

    system = perfect fit for Lin
    right players = Parsons(ex teammate and friend), perfect P&R partner Jordan, Pick and pop partner Dirk, good defender SG matthews
    environment = owner and coach who believes in Lin’s potential

  • Rick Johnson

    Players using Sacramento for bargaining leverage.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/617098720216158208?s=09

  • Arsenium12 .

    Beverley is a restricted free agent, nevertheless …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/617092746835312640

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Jeremy is hungry. He’s been starving for 3 years now.

  • rookie75094

    They want Jlin( or mo)…as starter…say Devin Harris is a back up

  • David Kim

    Great!!!!

  • David Kim

    Lin fans too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rookie75094

    L9l…caller is trashing dj…and the host is punk g him

  • blubell

    Yes in terms of PT, coaching, support from org., etc.

  • blubell

    Loving the hosts!

  • rookie75094

    They wants mavs s&t with phoenix for Markie Morris

  • rookie75094

    They says Rick Carlisle will work well with players that may have been rejects by other teams

  • bolero

    good one. lol

  • bolero

    Food is his GF..lol

  • rookie75094

    Caller talk about dj free throws issue…host….mavs may consider dj to do under hand ft

  • rookie75094

    Wow..they talk about amare…I totally forgot about him…Linsanity part 2 with amare

  • rookie75094

    I always love amare and Jlin in that Toronto game

  • Arsenium12 .

    Kevin Pelton (ESPN Insider) writes of DeAndre Jordan’s fit in Dallas:

    “Jordan is basically a younger, more athletic, more durable version of [Tyson] Chandler, who thrived playing alongside power forward Dirk Nowitzki. Jordan slots perfectly as a roll man into Rick Carlisle’s spread pick-and-roll offense, and probably will be even more involved than Chandler was.”

  • Alain Gervais

    lin would be perfect with jordan

  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    Booo…caller ask about s&t rondo for clarkson…hosts…no lakers love clarkson…but s&t for Lin is a more realistic scenario

  • bolero
  • David Kim

    yup Lakers sign with Lin 10mil per year and then S&T… LOL

  • rookie75094

    That would be awsome!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahaha like i said they blew p his value and don’t wanna pay it

  • David Kim

    Pat is overrated….

  • rookie75094

    Mosley on the phone..right now…says loved Jlin…wants alley oops with dj…yes!!!

  • rookie75094

    Mark moseley is the regular afternoon host on dallas espn radio

  • bolero

    mosley who?

  • Rzo Vlade
  • bolero

    ok

  • blubell

    He is very enthusiastic about Jeremy!

  • Alain Gervais

    back up

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    if Mavs signs Amare and Lin,
    LIN P&R WITH JORDAN and alley hoop….
    P&R WITH AMARE
    P&POP WITH DIRK
    ALL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rzo Vlade
  • rookie75094

    Jlin in p&r heaven….lol

  • so is most DAL media on board w/ JLin as starting PG?

  • Alain Gervais

    amare is gone

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • rookie75094

    Where
    ?

  • Alain Gervais

    6 mill for bev lol ok

  • blubell
  • rookie75094

    Mavs radio show is over…baseball on…I am out.

  • Alain Gervais

    free agent still possible

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think Lakers were only at the talking stage.

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Get out of here!

  • blubell

    Sounds like it. The are fair and very positive about Jeremy going to Dallas.

  • David Kim

    thanks for the info..

  • HOU can’t find another playmaker willing to be a scapegoat next to Harden so they had to keep Bev.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    $6.25M/year (difficult math)

  • Rzo Vlade

    a fair deal

  • 1mtoldman

    actually would seem to me rockets got played. (again).

  • blubell

    Japanese algebra?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Thanks!

  • Thanks! Great to hear :]
    If Lin appears in blue jersey tomorrow, maybe he should send Rondo a Christmas gift for making him look so good in DAL LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    no its just math

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Truth be told, the Kings dodged a bullet there.

  • blubell

    *sigh* 🙁

  • Alain Gervais

    i was hoping for a short deal but it look like ln will get a 3 or 4 year deal

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    yep the way money is flowing it will be longer

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    match made in he double hockey sticks

  • Rzo Vlade

    pathetic waiting for cousin vs rondo vs carl grudge match

  • Alain Gervais

    relax its too early. him and lin would be the only playmakers so i expected such. also mavs coach loves ball movement so it will likely move quickly

  • 1mtoldman

    followed by a owner vs. vlade title match with a disruption by departed p allesandro.

  • Alain Gervais

    this will be a fun team to watch lol for all the wrong reason

  • Desperate player meets desperate team
    Phew .. Glad JLin doesn’t go to the messy/toxic situation in SAC

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe always disappoints.

  • zxcvb

    50/50 chance of an actual fist fight.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like Lakers gets nothing so far:-)

  • blubell

    Haha. It’s all good. I trust Carlisle’s coaching.

  • zxcvb

    Real PGs don’t want to play next to Harden. They saw what happened to Lin.

    Just stand in the corner and take the blame when Harden chokes.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea he isn’t mchale

  • 1mtoldman

    all cali teams not only get nothing but lose!!!! (lakers, clippers, kings)–collectively the cali teams now the anti-destination points. for players.

  • blubell

    He can’t even recruit his buddy Rondo…

  • Rzo Vlade
  • blubell

    Thank goodness.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Useless

  • I think even Parsons would be smart enough to think JLin will make him look better as a PF
    Let’s wait and see …

  • 1mtoldman

    parsons is not skille enuf to dominate the ball.

  • zxcvb

    This is why I’m still hoping Lin gets an offer from Philly.

    Mavs are a good fall-back. Lin will at least get more minutes and shots there.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No wonder the math was hard.

  • blubell

    Only thing that worries me is that Parsons is close with Cuban…

  • 1mtoldman

    this is a perfect fit of bev. anywhere else he would just be forgotten after awhile. (like ronnie price).

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Clippers and Kings got something. Lakers literally got nothing. AFAIK.

  • Rick Johnson

    $9.5 Mil for Rondo? Guy isn’t worth the veteran’s minimum.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/617109132097667073

  • blubell

    Why isn’t anyone talking about Jeremy?
    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/617108358638645248

  • true .. we don’t know how good of a friend Parsons is.
    Let’s just hope he doesn’t really think he can be PG/SF for 82gms+playoff 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    patience my friend

  • Rzo Vlade

    dallas aint going anywhere

  • blubell

    I see you are more patient today, my friend 😛

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Even in HOU, he can only do so much w/ defense & hustle
    Getting hurt & not being an offensive threat will slowly catch up to him

    He’s a great backup w/ energy but did a good job to cover Harden’s weakness (temporarily)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Still took a 3.5 mil haircut.

  • zxcvb

    Everyone’s talking Jeremy…he’s in every media discussion about Mavs PG. But Lin isn’t signing anything yet…so no rumors. Smart move. See what else is out there before hashing out a contract with the Mavs. Mavs must clear Felton to sign Lin anyway.

    And who knows if some other GM (cough, Hinkie, cough) gives Lin a late call just like Phoenix did with Tyson and Bucks did with Monroe. And Memphis with Mo Williams.

  • Yup, they can see through Harden’s need for an outlet valve.
    All glory to Harden, all blame for other ‘role players’

  • Alain Gervais

    also having only one playmaker is bad. spurs have a lot of playmakers so do gsw. its ok if lin share the ball with parson anyways mavs coach will deal with it

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahah i learn from the best :p

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I thought just once you would not mention the sixers. And I guess you didn’t 🙂

  • zxcvb

    NEVER. #Philly4lyfe. #Philly4Lin

  • Grace Nsns

    5M the 4th year is not guarenteed, fair price.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Cuban and Parsons are operating out of LA for now …

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617107572605218816

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    where is the 10M or max? bad bad DMorey

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    OMG do the Kings have leprosy or something?

  • Rzo Vlade

    bwahhaha all the knuckleheads are there

  • JT

    man…make up ur mind LMA

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Tomorrow. Diva wants his own day.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    again too short to start he is a back up

  • JT

    gonna be pissed if Jlin ends up on Sac, Knicks or LA.

  • Alain Gervais

    sac no la no knicks possible but no it mavs or spurs likely mavs too perfect not to

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Spurs: Lin’s a Mav
    Suns: Lin’s a Spur

    Does that make sense?

  • Grace Nsns

    that’s about right, Bev played 56 games the past 2 years, no much during playoff, my guess that his share will decrease next year.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jordan’s agent is also Parsons’ agent; Dan Fegan.

    Fegan is also agent for Dwight Howard, Demarcus Cousins, Ricky Rubio, John Wall, etc. …

    See : http://www.draftexpress.com/agents/Dan-Fegan-30/

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Yascar

    To Cuban, but not to Carlisle.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    is not incompatible = is compatible

  • Arsenium12 .

    Anderson is Justin Anderson, a first round pick (shooting guard) this year for Dallas. I’m sure things can change …
    _________
    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617114856131547136

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Yes. But still, Cuban is the owner.

  • Spot

    C’mon, parsons is coming from a serious injury, can’t run a team.

    When Parsons will drive to the basket there will be Jordan as pick of course.

    Carlisle made it clear who run the show last year with Parsons who wanted to play PF and he showed that to Rondo too.

  • Charlie S

    I don’t get it. What evidence throughout Parson’s career would suggest he could handle point forward responsibilities?

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    lin is not in the picture yet so wait and see. i doubt it would work

  • Spot

    Parsons can drive and will have Jordan as pick while he drives.

    Anyway Jordan rules now. If Jordan wants Jeremy, Jordan get Jeremy.

    It’s up to Carlisle

  • David Kim

    at least JJ barea not starting..

  • Spot

    It’s Cuban, not Carlisle. Cuban always talks too much

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    also key word “more”

  • Rick Johnson
  • Yascar

    And Cuban is the guy who brought Rondo in. He’s not always right and Carlisle is a good coach who really runs the show.

  • blubell

    Bigger laughingstock than LAL? lol.

  • Spot

    Exactly

  • Alain Gervais

    will a lin deal happen today

  • Alain Gervais

    ????

  • John Lee

    I like it. PBev staying in HOU will help keep Rox irrelevant.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    There seems to be a competition for the title of biggest laughing stock between Lakers, Kings and Knicks. Lakers are in the lead but Kings are breathing down their necks.

  • JT

    not until that punk LMA makes up his mind

  • Alain Gervais

    why dallas want him and he want dallas do it already

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I’m guessing that Spurs may be Lin’s first choice.

  • Spot

    If LMA sign for Spurs and Jeremy for Dallas there will be an epic battle between Dallas and Spurs to win the West.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Jeremy has always played well against the Spurs.

  • Spot

    Next big 3 (LMA Leonard and Jeremy). I like that too.

    We must wait and see what happens

  • blubell

    Pops will agree 🙂

  • Promo Sports World

    So not confident in Lins team to get him to Dallas

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I’m thinking it has to be Duncan, Leonard and Jeremy. LMA takes too much cap space for Lin to get a decent salary. And he also take too many shots!

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Who will back up Duncan?

  • Grace Nsns

    hopefully

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Good question. Someone a lot cheaper than LMA?

  • blubell

    At least Kings and Knicks are signing players. What has LAL done so far? Driving everyone away.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, I’m getting a sinking feeling. All these second tier signings happening now. Where the heck is JLin. Kind of wished he didn’t go to Asia for so long if that’s what’s holding things up. Thought it was just to see were Jordan and Aldridge land but a lot of secondary deals getting done now and no mentions of Lin. Hope he doesn’t just end up back with the Lakers.

  • Grace Nsns

    He tried and did improve when in houston,

  • blubell

    Also take into consideration that Duncan will be resting a lot throughout the season.

  • joyce ward

    Wassup. I am back. Got promotion on the job and new position has kept me very busy. Well where will lin land? My choices: Spurs, Bulls or plays overseas for a higher salary for 1 year and reestablish himself. .

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah Lakers have nada, Kings signed players no one else wants. Very close race.

  • Yascar

    Hey congrats on your promotion! And welcome back!

  • blubell

    Welcome back, Joyce, and congrats. But I will have to disagree about playing overseas.

  • Rzo Vlade

    how much the salary increase in percent

  • blubell
  • BobbyH

    Don’t forget the Ginobili effect.

  • Rick Johnson

    That would be the Spurs I think. Mav’s second. Some fan’s like Chicago but I don’t know what Chicago will be with new coach.

  • Yascar

    I’m not happy with Jeremy not being home in the thick of free agency. I’m sure he could have influenced those Asia dates. It’s like preparing a presentation for a Board Meeting and then letting your deputy handle it. Except it’s his own career!
    Having said that, if his team pulls through with a good deal, I will happily concede that he knew what he was doing all along. But right now, it looks bad form IMHO.

  • zxcvb

    Translation: Starting job.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They actually drafted two centers and they still have Diaw and Bonner. IDK, would they want David Lee?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Some talks JLin had with college students last night:
    书豪面对面!
    「林来疯」旋风访台倒数第2天,晚上林书豪与400位大学生进行座谈会,忙了一天、终於能坐下来的他显然相当放松,笑料百出。
    林书豪先是与大夥分享整个球季的心境,后来越聊越开,包括自己「做什麼都被骂」的无奈。
    「我只要拍一个影片、或发一个什麼动态,网友就会骂我『怎麼不去练球、投篮。』,但其实我才刚练完。」林书豪笑说。
    林书豪笑说,有一次训练6个小时后,拍了一段30秒的短片,上传后立刻招来批评,他笑说:「我刚刚投篮,现在要吃饭,不可以吗?」
    「不吃饭,我会死掉的。」林书豪妙语逗得全场笑翻,不过也看得出巨星的无奈。
    接著,林书豪还幽起自己前队友一默,被问到谁是NBA最棒的控球后卫,他笑说:「如果是这个球季,当然就是Stephen Curry。」
    「但我觉得他还不够好,我明天要举办训练营,他可以来练投篮,我有带我的投篮教练。」林书豪笑说。
    林书豪训练营4日为最后一天,预计也是他本次宝岛行最终日。

  • Grace Nsns
  • zxcvb

    No pure backup roles. He could be elite for the Spurs and he’d still play 15mpg because that’s what’s available. Even dealing with Parsons as point-forward is better than that.

  • Promo Sports World

    So unnecessary

  • Yascar

    Yeah and it wasn’t Dallas that offered to him anyway.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another JLin article on Meeting with College students last night:
    「哈佛小子」林书豪私底下个性很活泼,还常在个人脸书或Instagram分享搞笑的照片或影片,原本是希望让大家多了解他,让生活多点乐趣,却引来部分
    球迷留言质问,为何他没在练球却在拍影片,对此「豪小子」忍不住抱怨,「我练了6个小时的球才拍30秒影片,有时候人生真的不是公平。」
    因为「林
    来疯」而成为全世界很多球迷的偶像,林书豪坦言内心的压力不小,尤其表现不佳的时候,连在个人社群网站分享自己的生活,上传有趣的影片,都会引来一阵批评
    声浪,「你这时间为何在和家人吃饭不是在练投篮?」、「你为什麼在拍影片不是在练球?」等类似留言,让「豪小子」忍不住怒吼。

    「我已经练了6小时的球,才拍30秒的影片,有时候人生真的很不公平。」不过现在「豪小子」已经不在意这麼多,「以前真的有很多压力,但现在我告诉自己,不要太担心,一步一步走,不必管别人怎麼说。」
    而被座谈会现场的大学生问到,谁是当今联盟最好的控卫,林书豪则展现自信,「应该是我自己,我打球的时候必须要有这种想法。」随后他又补充说道,「当然上季柯瑞(Stephen Curry)打得很好。」
    虽然这半个多月都在亚洲各地奔波,不过林书豪没有荒废训练,这次来台也有2位个人教练随行,「每天还是有训练,一般投篮500颗,训练篮球技巧的部分,大概200到300球,总共700或800球。」

  • Grace Nsns

    congratulationnnnns on promotion.
    about time, signing is imminant for Lin, yet he’s still fooling aournd in Taiwan, smh ^_^

  • linspiredinla

    Is this posted anywhere?

  • blubell

    Thanks but need translation 🙁

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think so. Lin has decisions to weigh and Mavs want to move Felton first.

  • John Lee

    Welcome back! Just in time for the FA action. Congratulations on the promotion! Mind if I rub on you for some good luck? Looking forward to promotion panel results this October.

  • TTNN

    don’t get why he was worried?

  • John Lee

    He’s complaining about stupid tiger fans.

    Asking questions like: Why are you shooting a video instead of practicing? Why are you eating with your family instead of practicing?

    Jeremy: I practice six hours a day, and people get on my case for doing a 30 seconds video.

  • Grace Nsns

    to throw him a max that he’s unable to refuse?

  • joyce ward

    Sure you can, but when you get promoted you go from knowing some things with the expectation to know every thing in one day.LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe as part of this they can unload Felton. Seems like the only thing that the Mav’s would want out of a sign and trade.

    .@WindhorstESPN cites benefits of LAC sign-and-trade with Dallas for Jordan. In fact, source tells me Clips have approached Mavs about it.
    https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/617127393317244928

  • Yascar

    Or Houston couldn’t match. Which is funny because it wasn’t Dallas that Houston had to match, and it obviously wasn’t max. Sorry Bev, but that’s trite.

  • joyce ward

    Thanks:)

  • joyce ward

    Don’t know, but lin is worth more than a vet minimum.

  • blubell

    When will they learn?

  • Rzo Vlade

    I mean your salary increase in percent hahahaha

  • Rick Johnson
  • joyce ward

    my salary increase about 5 thousand

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The three of you are suffering from a very common affliction among Lin fans: Post Linsanity PTSD.

    Please try to relax 😉

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    这次来台协助林书豪举办国泰梦想豪小子篮训营的「Doc」薛普勒、「KOPA」布兰迪威廉斯两名林书豪「私人」教练,3日受访时异口同声表示,林书豪不像
    外界形容那么差,薛普勒说:「林书豪只是需要好的队友与教练在背后支持他,湖人上季团队防守太差劲,拜讬,给他一点帮助吧!」
    身为林书豪高中教练
    的教练,堪称豪哥「师公」的薛普勒,3年前就曾造访台湾,他长年担任林书豪投篮教练,帮助林书豪几乎每年投篮命中率都有成长,不过每当看到林书豪出手位置
    太后面,他不禁斥责就跟看恐怖电影一样,如今他的目标就是帮助林书豪调整出手位置前面一点、投篮速度更快一点。
    薛普勒认为,林书豪上季在湖人获得太少出手机会,却被外界不断质疑手感与防守欠佳,让他感到很不公平,「其实林书豪的个人防守很好,可是当前NBA流行打挡切战术,想要守好挡切,必须要靠队友在后面支援,一切攸关团队、而非个人,湖人队友上季给他太少帮助了。」
    担任林书豪防守教练的威廉斯,更是不懂林书豪为何遭受如此多的抨击,「大家都忘了林书豪未经选秀,一开始也毫无名气,却能创造如此奇迹,给他这么多负面批评很不公平,我甚至敢说林书豪防守比马刺后卫帕克还好,可惜林书豪没有像帕克身后那么好的团队与总教练帮忙。」
    威廉斯更相信林书豪会是称职的先发控卫,但他需要可以让他融入的球队,当然还需优秀的总教练,像是马刺帕波维奇、小牛卡莱尔,以及快艇瑞弗斯,都是威廉斯心中不错的选择。(中时电子报)

  • Charlie S

    To all those freaking out over the lack of JLin news

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/589961.jpg

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Tiger fans = Tiger trolls (copyrighted by @orLinaryJoe)

  • Yascar

    From what I can understand from the gibberish of Google translate, that’s much more positive than the excerpt from yesterday!

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    the two trainers said:
    1. Lin is better than outsiders thought
    2. What Lin needs is the support from his teammates and coach
    3. Lakers defense was bad last season

  • kittyhead

    He could refuse to take Dallas big money anytime any day and take min money crawling back to Hou if he loves Hou so much as he claims. This guy is just a joke.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Congratulations on your promotion!

    Welcome back! We need your inputs here:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    have to wait for sign and trade before lin https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/617128833133772800

  • Yascar

    Haha will try. But if he ends up in Sac backing up Rondo, I’m honestly going to lose it!

  • kittyhead

    Very bad arrangement.smh

  • Rick Johnson

    Or back with the Lakers?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin and his team know what they are doing. They have kept JLin and his trip team update of what’s happening as his tour team is much larger than previous years:-)

  • Cookiemole

    Mavs run a spread pick and roll system which is lin’s bread and butter. It sounds like a great opportunity if he doesn’t mind the pay cut.

  • Yascar

    That too!

  • Jack

    All Lin needs is a chance. He got game and he just needs the right situation. Right now it looks like it will be Spurs, Mavs, or Bulls. He will be looking for a starting job, so Mavs it is since Spurs and Bulls can’t offer that with Parker and Rose at the helm. Then again, Rose is one injury away from being done. Parker is getting old so Lin has a chance. I just hope Mavs can pull off some sign and trade to give him a decent salary. They need to unload Felton and his overrated contract ASAP.

  • Brewkowski

    Congrats and welcome back!

  • kittyhead

    Look like Cuban has got his dream roster. CP-point guard Matthews-shooting guard Anderson-SF Dirk-PF DAJ-C That’s good. Guess Lin could take minimum money to Clippers or Bulls?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah that would be even worse. But you might have noticed, when things aren’t going well, Lin shows it. He even tweets out Biblical quotes sometimes. If he looks so relaxed and happy in Taiwan, everything must be fine.

  • blubell
  • Congrats! Glad to hear from you again.
    No Mavs? .. I think both Spurs and Mavs would be good for championship chances

  • zxcvb

    J-LIN IS WATCHING US.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin did spend time in what his fans in social media. He said this. He just didn’t spend time on it when it was in season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    【更新】林爸爸:本季曾經擔心林書豪被踢出NBA
    http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20150703/641168/

    台裔球星林書豪今晚和400位台灣大學生座談,談到成功的定義,他說,從小他就是個會幫自己立下很多目標的人,但他發現達成這些目標不一定就是成功,像他在林來瘋時期,以為成功了,卻有很多的壓力,所才他才頓悟,如果成功只是追求目標,那將永遠都不會滿足,所以他現在的體會是,成功就是把握當下、讓生活過得充實。

    林書豪今天也談到本季在湖人輸了61場,是他這輩子輸過最多的一年,有時輸到很不想去比賽,他只能藉由禱告來放鬆自己、釋放壓力。昨林爸爸也有出席座談會,他說:「今年林書豪有幾場打得很糟,我真的很擔心他被踢出NBA,林書豪打不好時,我也只能幫他禱告,有時一場就要禱告好幾次。」

    今林書豪也接受現場大學生提問,有位大學生問他,覺得誰是NBA最棒的控衛?林書豪立馬答:「就是我自己,因為我必須擁有這樣的自信!」也有大學生問他身為偶像的壓力?林書豪說,以前當偶像壓力很大,如果球打得不好,在臉書上都不敢PO吃喝玩樂的照片,否則球迷會問:「你為什麼可以吃飯,不去練習投籃?」但現在已經放下這些壓力了,重點就是一步一步走,不用在乎別人的看法。 (廖柏璋/綜合報導)

  • Rick Johnson

    Good point. He looks so relaxed and happy like not a care in the world.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy demolished Tony Parker at both ends of the court.

  • Rzo Vlade

    bulls trading noah opening capspace …..suitors lakers and clippers

  • Alain Gervais

    what??? he is there defense

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Alain Gervais

    lol don’t they have a rookie pf

  • Rzo Vlade

    gasol at 5 and mirotic at 4 noah is declining watch the playoff hes bad

  • orLinaryjoe

    So true.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha. Got credit. 🙂

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ohhhhmmmmmm…. patience, it will be revealed.

  • Alain Gervais

    i know its really testing my patience as well

  • kittyhead

    Impossible. Anyone would take Noah rather than keep Gasol.

  • Rzo Vlade

    add his injury riddled season

  • sport

    Duncan is on the way out. Pop is signing LMA as replacement. LMAxLeonardxJeremy can certainly be the new big 3!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    處境艱難從不抱怨教練、隊友 林書豪:上帝在看我http://www.ettoday.net/news/20150704/530045.htm?from=fb_share_web

    「哈佛小子」林書豪3日出席談會,與400多名大學生分享過去一季在湖人的甘苦談,在球隊戰績慘澹的情況下,他不諱言自己有很多機會可以在被訪問時,公開批評教練或隊友,或是在訓練時「偷懶」,但他沒有這麼做,「因為上帝在看著我。」

    湖人上季僅拿下21勝61敗,創下隊史最差戰績、最低勝率的難堪紀錄,團隊士氣盪到谷底,林書豪直言,在球隊早早就確定無緣季後賽之下,有些球員的打法會改變,不再為團隊而戰,而是為自己而打,畢竟NBA是一個很競爭的職業聯盟,每個人都要為自己的「數據」努力。

    不過林書豪始終抱著「用全力為上帝打球」的信念,因此他從不抱怨教練或隊友,每天都很努力,「我有很多機會可以在接受訪問時,抱怨教練,或是指責哪個隊友哪裡做不好,我也可以偷懶不做重訓,或是訓練結束後不加練,但我沒有這麼做,因為上帝在看我。」

    即使湖人整季幾乎都在西區「吊車尾」,自己也一度面臨空前的低潮,林書豪仍認為,這是一個成功的賽季,因為他了解到,不管經歷高潮或低潮,最重要的是自己和上帝的關係,「不管發生什麼事,都要珍惜每一天、每個時刻。」

    雖然湖人上季戰績慘不忍睹,但「豪小子」透露,隊友之間感情不錯,就連一哥布萊恩(Kobe Bryant)受肩傷前都會一起出去,「我覺得我們都是好朋友,大家都不是很驕傲的人,像親兄弟一樣。」

    原文網址: 處境艱難從不抱怨教練、隊友 林書豪:上帝在看我 | ETtoday體育新聞 | ETtoday 新聞雲 http://www.ettoday.net/news/20150704/530045.htm#ixzz3esu3eKs2

  • sport

    Technical Fouls Festival for Kings lol.

  • Rick Johnson

    Of course Lakers were optimistic about LA and Clippers optimistic about DJ.

    Tim MacMahonVerified account‏@espn_macmahon

    No done deal, but sources are highly optimistic that J.J. Barea will be back in a Mavs uniform next season.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/617154642359660544

  • PETE B

    Cuban and Parsons on honeymoon

  • Rick Johnson

    T’Challa
    ‏@duncanfernandes
    When you realise you went from having Chris Paul as your PG to JJ Barea
    https://twitter.com/duncanfernandes/status/617153220721422336

  • Alain Gervais

    he will not be

  • kittyhead

    Nah, his new pg will be Parsons. : )

  • Alain Gervais

    lin is really killing us with this wait

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Nop. I’m more than ok with the wait.

  • Alain Gervais

    aaahhhhhhhhhhhh and i started so well

  • Alain Gervais

    great at the rate lma is going 1 more week of wait https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/617157273572524036

  • Yascar

    Yep. Sorry but I really think it looks unprofessional that he’s halfway across the world right now. He could have done everything in Asia, except earlier by a few days. I do contract negotiations as part of my job and I just think it’s weird. But heck, I’m just a tiger fan.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    Is he waiting for LA to decide on SAS so he can join the Spurs?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    林書豪與大學生座談 細說上季甘苦經驗
    http://www.chinatimes.com/realtimenews/20150703005460-260403#.VZdEJi_j2-E.facebook

    林書豪3日晚間前往國泰金融會議廳,跟4百多人進行大學生座談會,暢談自己上季在湖人的甘苦,更分享自己不少小秘辛,「每當我碰上困境,我都跟上帝對話,告訴自己永不放棄,努力把握當前或現在!」

    當主持人問林書豪上季湖人打球感想,他妙答,「很棒吧?」事實上,湖人上季只拿21勝61敗,他坦承自己太在乎贏球,這是優點,也是缺點,但他都會禱告,告訴上帝,努力找出讓自己放鬆的感覺,沒想到林爸(林繼明)突然爆料。

    林爸表示,看到湖人輸這麼多場,真的很傷心,每場都有看的他,只能努力替鄰書豪禱告,甚至一場比賽禱告好幾次,賽後也都會傳簡訊給林書豪,只是兒子如果打不好,通常都不會回覆,但林爸相信兒子絕對都能克服。

    當說到今年1月24日湖人與馬刺之戰,林書豪無預警嘗到首次全場苦坐板凳滋味,隔天確實大哭了一場,但在平靜過後,他告訴自己把心態調整回到起點就好,然後找到可以發洩心情的窗口,自然可以走出這段人生最低潮。

    現場除了找來前年遭到禁賽的台灣師大球員王泰傑,分享如何走出低潮心得,林書豪更接受球迷拷問,他的回答都很爆笑,問他一天洗幾次澡?他回,「至少3到4次,有點浪費水,對不起。」問誰是NBA最強控衛?他回,「我自己!」

    中時電子報運動專頁

    為何在社群媒體留下聖經經文?他回,「因為我希望可以鼓勵別人,不僅想到我自己,應該趁機鼓勵其他需要的人。」有球迷要他在現場來段中文RAP?他回,「我可是全台灣最紅的RAP歌手,想要聽沒那麼容易。」(中時電子報)

  • Rzo Vlade

    https://twitter.com/Lorenzo_Max/status/616813068266246145

    is this possible? does spur has money left if LMA sign

  • blubell

    I hope so.

  • Briiick

    So am I. Patience is king.

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Alain Gervais

    just to note tragic was and still in europe

  • Maybe if LMA goes to Spurs then JLin can weigh in which one he fits in more: Spurs or Dallas?

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    Abdul Memon ‏@abdulamemon 46m46 minutes ago

    After missing out on top free agents this summer, the Lakers have updated their logo this season @RTNBA

    https://twitter.com/abdulamemon/status/617150487943495680

  • John Lee

    That’s as flattering as compliments come. Timmy’s got quite large shoes to fill.

  • John Lee

    Seems like anyone who’s not Asian can get crazy salaries these days.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Tim McMahon seems to think JLin (Parsons’ pal) is the most likely fit to be DAL starting PG.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/mavericks/post/_/id/4705485/texas-two-step-finally-makes-a-mavs-summer-a-success
    Dallas’ offseason work is far from done. The Mavericks still need to find a starting point guard — Parsons pal Jeremy Lin is the most likely fit — and fill out their bench.

    Their budget will be limited to the $2.8 million cap-room exception unless the Mavs can work some sign-and-trade magic. One intriguing possibility: a three-way sign-and-trade with the Clippers and Pacers that sends Roy Hibbert and the $15.5 million expiring contract Indiana wants to shed to L.A. through Dallas, which can do that deal because it hasn’t renounced its rights to Ellis, who has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Pacers.

    That deal should appeal to the Clippers, who would otherwise have only the midlevel exception with which to find Jordan’s replacement in the leftovers of the free-agent market. It makes sense for the Mavs because it would create an extra $8 million-$10 million of salary-cap wiggle room, according to the calculations of ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, as long as they made the moves to fill that space before officially executing the three-way trade.

  • blubell

    He also said Parsons could be point forward in a tweet earlier.

  • Rzo Vlade

  • Yascar

    Dragic signed up with his current team within a day. That deal was obviously done off record before July 1. Jeremy is in a completely different boat.

  • Parsons wants to be a PF but he shouldn’t be the True PF.
    Hope he doesn’t outsmart himself

  • John Lee

    You can tell LMA’s got respect for Pops. I doubt he has it for BS.

  • blubell

    We can only count on coach Carlisle. He is the man in charge on the court.

  • blubell

    Coach with winning record vs losing record. Not hard to decide.

  • Yascar

    I hope so. I hope he’s waiting for something. All’s well that end’s well if he goes to a good team in a good role.

    Doesn’t stop me from being perplexed at his moves so far.

  • Yes, Carlisle had JKidd as the PG in the championship team.
    I don’t think Carlisle thinks Parsons can be the next JKidd.

    JLin and Parsons as multiple playmakers can work well

  • John Lee

    He doesn’t have enough smarts to know not to outsmart himself.

  • blubell

    Not a bad thing to have someone who can handle the ball other than Jeremy as long as Parsons doesn’t think he can run the show. Jeremy can make other players look good. Parsons, not yet. He’s busy making himself look good 😛

  • Rick Johnson

    Does anyone know of Lin is flying from Taiwan to Northern California or Los Angeles? Pop, Cuban both in LA right now.

  • here’s what I think.
    Parsons will go for JLin as PG only because:
    1. Helps him win a ring & MVP
    2. Helps him to be popular in Asia
    3. He also likes JLin as a friend (but maybe not to greater extent of 1 & 2)

  • kittyhead

    RC still needs to listen to Cuban’s command. Remember he had to apologize to Parsons because he called out Parsons overweight publicly. That’s sad. If Lin could choose, Bulls may be good too.

  • we know he’s busy congratulating himself & Cuban for choosing him last summer so they got Wes & DJ =)
    That guys is super-smart in networking & everyday dinner with DJ (& some w Wes) though

  • blubell

    True, Cuban is the owner but it seems he leaves it to Carlisle on the basketball end.

  • blubell

    Shouldn’t he be hitting the gym and practicing 24/7? lol.

  • blubell

    More #2 than 1 & 3 I think.

  • John Lee

    As much as I dislike CP25, I gotta say that was inappropriate on Carlisle’s side.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Parsons will be at the airport to pick up Lin returning from Taiwan. That would cause quite a stir.

  • Tey Ling

    Let the coaches do the talking and not the owners when presenting to JLin. He had enough of incompetent coaches in Houston and Lakers.

  • zxcvb

    I’m perfectly fine with Lin in Dallas, but I don’t think Lin should commit just yet. So much goes on behind the scenes and we don’t know what other offers Lin has/will have or what his role would be in each situation.

    Dallas has question marks just like everyone else, so Jeremy should take his time and make sure there’s nothing better available (i.e. lead guard in Philly).

  • Rick Johnson

    I wasn’t watching Dallas that closely last year. Did they even try using Parsons in a point forward roll? They have any experience that says this would work?

  • MEL LIN

    I was just wondering if I am the only one checking on Jeremy’s news every few minutes?

  • John Lee

    You are not alone…I am here with you…SING IT!

  • Yascar

    And me. We should all stop stressing!

  • blubell

    We’re in it together 🙂

  • blubell
  • MEL LIN

    Heard jeremy’s going to sign up for taiwan’s national team max contract 150 million for 2 yrs. J/K

  • rookie75094

    We all should just chill together. …hehe

  • I sure hope JLin’s team to wait for multiple bids to ensure teams maximize their offer to win the bidding war.

    Mavs or Spurs would be great fit for JLin + his desire to win, I think.

  • Arsenium12 .

    From twitter, by Bobby Marks (former assistant GM with the Nets), retweeted by Marc Stein :

    So here is your LaMarcus Aldridge cheat sheet going into Day 4 of FA:

    POR: Full Bird Rights. Can sign up to the max salary. 5yrs and most $.

    SAS: TD would have to come in around $6m. Renounce Manu and sign for Room ML, Waive Reggie Williams. That will get you to $18.8m

    PHX: Would need to trade Mk. Morris and PJ Tucker to get to that $18.8m slot for Aldridge. Alex Len would be close but not sure you move him.

    But do not count out HOU in all of this. If LA really wants to go to HOU, the Rockets have the players to possibly make that work.

  • pero_square

    Unprofessional? I think that’s a little harsh. The timing isn’t ideal, that I can agree with.

  • Tigress Fan Alert! LOL

  • That would be headline news.. then they go to Chipotle!
    LOL

  • blubell

    *growl*

  • After learning that LMA felt under-appreciated in Portland, I can’t see him going to HOU being the 3rd wheel behind Harden & Dwight

    LMA probably will go to Spurs to be the next Duncan knowing Pop meant his words. Plus he went to UT Austin for college

  • zxcvb

    Lin said he’s going to wait for LMA to sign (it can have a domino effect on his options), so I guess we should just relax until that’s announced.

  • blubell

    Oooo. Perhaps around a bonfire. BBQ and all 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    If its a 4 year contract LA should get a commitment that Pops will stay there for at least 4 years

  • Arsenium12 .

    I just looked this up …

    Room ML is the “Room Mid-level Exception.” The Room Mid-Level Exception (or Room MLE) is a salary cap exception that allows teams that opted for the use of their cap space — and waived their rights to most other salary cap exceptions to do so — to have an additional means of adding players for more than the veteran’s minimum salary.

  • Brent Yen

    Q: Who is the best PG in the NBA.
    LIN: I am…

    Good…

  • blubell
  • Acbc

    Everyone sing kumbaya!

  • Rick Johnson

    Baxter Holmes ‏@BaxterHolmes 38s38 seconds ago
    Second time an All-Star caliber center has left an LA team & taken less money to play in Texas.

    Both were recruited by Chandler Parsons.
    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/617185098090196992

  • Michael

    Yes we are

  • Michael

    He’d probably go to that meeting wearing shorts, and a gold chain around his neck…ooops that was Kobe.

  • John Lee

    More like scared away by Kobe than recruited by Parsons.

  • Michael

    Hello Bro, I can post again ψ(`∇´)ψ

  • John Lee

    Michael! You woke up just in time! 🙂

  • Michael

    When did the bar get so low.

  • John Lee

    Not being able to be un-hijacked from Kobe was the mother of all failures.

  • blubell
  • Michael

    Not at all. I am patiently checking every few minutes…

  • Arsenium12 .

    I took a moment to check, and the very first thread I could find on this site was dated July 16, 2014 (FungBros – Why everyone should support the Jeremy Lin trade). So, by that measure, the site is approaching its first anniversary. Thanks especially to Psalm, as well as the moderators, posters, and readers.

  • Michael

    Yup. Waiting for the good news.

  • blubell

    Yay……? lol. Welcome back!

  • Michael

    To be honest I never left, just couldn’t post. So……I know what you have all been saying. (evil laugh)

  • kittyhead

    Feel bored about people repeat asking him this kind of questions.

  • yeah, maybe that’s part of LMA’s concern. At least 2 years+1 ring …

  • Michael

    One thing I never get bored about is your icon.

  • Brent Yen

    You can go back to sleep now…LOL

  • Michael

    So that’s how it’s going to be this season?…….again.

  • Brent Yen

    You said it…..ban ban ban

  • You’re welcome, @arsenium12:disqus Thank you for faithfully posting interesting links all the time!
    Also, thanks a million to mods & posters who have contributed here to make it a nice little JLin community.
    JLin is 100% worth supporting for all his good deeds and inspiration for so many!

    Godspeed, Jeremy! We’re about to experience an exciting chapter of JLin Saga!

  • blubell

    Woohoo!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    ??? Why??? Someone puts you into blacklist???:-)

  • wassup, @Dinoneseus:disqus!
    many of us were worried you haven’t awakened from your long nap 😀

  • Michael

    Helloooooo Australia, I am so happy you are nice and healthy. Read your post about your results a few months ago, but I was unable to post back then. I don’t think I was blacklist-ed. It just kept asking me to login everytime I tried to post. I tried twitter, google, FB and none of them worked. But it’s working now ^^ so all is good.

  • oh wow.. that was bad
    Did you change browsers? Glad you finally made it!

  • Michael

    I set my alarm to FREE AGENCY. so here I am. 😛

  • LOL .. it’s about time!

    So…. which one is your pick?
    Mine are Mavs, Spurs, 76ers in that order. (Ring, Rings, All-Star)

  • Michael

    Yeah tried it didn’t work.

  • JoeTeam

    Missed your posts during the playoffs.

  • JoeTeam

    Taxes, tix to games, life is good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Pretty bad. You are still young and not knowing your own password:-)

    Thanks! I’m under remission. Have seen my oncologist Thursday for checkup. So, now the next checkup will be a year later. They will monitor my condition for 5 years.

  • Grace

    Earl Sneed, mavs.com writer, confirmed that Mavs wants to work out a deal with Jeremy Lin for the starting point guard position (at 4:03), http://www.nba.com/video/channels/nba_tv/2015/07/03/20150703-gt-duplicate-2.nba/?ls=nbahpsplit2.
    He also mentioned Mo Williams.

  • Michael

    Well if you twisted my arm and tied my shoelaces, I would be Mavs = Spurs (even though I have dreams of him playing with Anthony Davis but that is not happening). I am not familiar with the situation in Philly though, something good brewing there?

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    The Hornets have expressed interest in using free-agent guard Mo Williams in a sign-and-trade deal, per Yahoo Sports.

    Williams was rumored to be nearing a deal with the Grizzlies earlier this week. He averaged 14.2 points per game last season.
    http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasybasketball/update/25232625/report-hornets-willing-to-use-mo-williams-in-sign-and-trade
    But Mavs fans say it’s possible to sign Mo too.

  • Rick Johnson

    If JLin waiting on the Spurs I wonder if LA going there increases or decreases his chance of going there? If LA goes there they would be great team to be on but can they afford Lin? If LA not going to Spurs does that mean the Spurs then have more money to afford Lin?

  • GoodDayLA

    I agree Carlisle is not stupid enough to play Parsons at point forward when it really matters. But sometimes coaches are beholden to owners and Cuban may require Parsons play a lot of point forward for many reasons other than ball reasons.

  • linspiredinla

    Is this correct video link? Nothing about Lin.

  • kittyhead

    haha this is from my favorite animation.

  • Rick Johnson

    It’s the one titled:
    Jordan Joins Dallas
    Center DeAndre Jordan reportedly agrees to a four-year deal with…
    Play00:12:02

  • Brent Yen

    I think the same, Room exception for Lin….and that’s assuming Timmy take abt only 5mil

  • Brent Yen

    It did not seem that way…anyway…to early for this….we do not even know where Lin will play

  • GoodDayLA

    4. He can get away with pushing Jlin around and not worry about it.

  • Rick Johnson

    Would Manu Ginobili retiring create space for JLin on the Spurs?

    http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2015/06/30/manu-ginobilis-latest-comments-suggest-retirement-from-san-antonio-spurs-forthcoming/

    Manu Ginobili’s Latest Comments Suggest Retirement From San Antonio Spurs Forthcoming

  • GoodDayLA

    Parsons wants to play outside his abilities and that is scary

  • GoodDayLA

    Parsons first in town to welcome Lin to Houston 3 years ago. He is an NBA networker.

  • Philly not really good chance other than Kings trade indicated they might intend to stop tanking this year.

    Plus East Coast team + starting PG + Hinkie showcasing = possible All-Star appearance

  • ra

    i knew it

  • GoodDayLA

    naw he is doing it right.

  • dolphin2k2
  • Yascar

    Call me crazy but if Aldridge signs up, I think Lin will go to the Spurs for the room exception. It’s not like nobody else is sacrificing on that team.

  • Parsons’ got agent blood in him for sure

  • true, that’s why a short-deal is always good to see how things play out in real life

  • For Mavs,based on the ESPN video that @disqus_2Qmw1rYIRZ:disqus posted, I think Mavs is trying fo find ways work out a deal to pay JLin to come there. Other news said a possibility of sending Ellis to Pacers then sending Hibbert to Clippers.

    So it’s good to know Mavs is very likely try to find ways to pay JLin to come within salary cap.

    Not sure about Spurs since they need to land LMA first.

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/617211662957817856

  • so Spurs get LMA but can only pay MLE to JLin?

    If Mavs can free up salary cap through S&T Ellis & Hibbert involving Pacers & Clippers, then maybe Mavs can pay JLin more then?

  • zxcvb

    Before Lin signs anything, he needs to talk to Carlisle. Cuban, Parsons, even Donnie Nelson might lie to him, but RC has proven himself as a coach with integrity.

    Lin needs to let him know that starting is a non-negotiable condition of him signing and so is taking 13-15 FGAs per game. If Parsons wants to attempt point-forward…fine. I guess the Mavs owe him a try for his recruiting efforts. But there is no way Lin is going to be spotting up all night, taking 9-10 FGA per game. Must be 13-15 FGAs.

    And if Carlisle scoffs or hesitates…goodbye Mavs. In that case, it’s better to go East against weak competition. Jeremy tore up the East this year, even off the bench.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Lots of fans are waiting JLin to arrive bb camp (4 July)
    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/617214825316286465

  • zxcvb

    It would be a really bad idea to help the Clippers like that. They’re a rival! Hibbert is a great defender and his offense would only improve with CP3. They can find other ways to dump Felton, including the stretch provision.

    Lin really doesn’t care about the $$$. That won’t be the determining factor in getting him. What he wants to hear is how he’ll be utilized in the offense. Lin would sign for vet min if he had Linsanity/MDA freedom again.

  • John Lee

    Agree mostly, but off the bench I’d rather see Jeremy in SA.

  • Filler-up

    Me too.

  • I’m sure Lin doesn’t care much about my money but his agent probably advised him that salary can determine the level of commitment from teams to players. It’s the balance of respectable & team-first that is hard to determine

    It’s true that Mavs shouldn’t help Clippers like that, hopefully they find a deal to bring Lin in w good number

  • Good points. Just like Carlisle explained well to DJ how he will be used, the level of detail on How Lin will be used is crucial.

    Is he the main playmaker or Parsons backup? If RC waffles, then it’s not a good sign indeed

  • bolero

    Just like I said before JLin is having fun…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He has so much of fun yet many of his tiger fans are so upset that he isn’t back in US to get a deal on FA “yesterday”:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes how dare he have fun while we’re anxiously waiting for any news.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Jack

    Jeremy needs to negotiate his exact role this time. No blindside by Harden signing like in Houston right after he signed. He needs to know he is the PG and the main ball handler. Parsons can be secondary but he has to have the ball in his hand to make plays for others. I think Jeremy been screwed over too many times during his Houston and Lakers stop. It is time to establish something on his own terms. I hope Mavs can accommodate him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Tiger fan:-) I’m not for I don’t anticipate any decision until he returns to US tomorrow. I will only become anxious if I don’t hear anything by 6 July:-)

  • Rzo Vlade
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. That’s why he wants to see all the main pieces fall in places before making his decision. He is going to choose the coach that can fit his skillset the best. He definitely has coaches in mind of whom he wants to play for. From Doc (believe he does have major role in the input), we know at least Pop, Carlisle and Rivers are in the list:-) So, he definitely wants to know what’s in the table before making any decision. He definitely learns from Lakers and Rox.

  • PPP

    My understanding is you do a sign and trade is not to free salary cap space, it’s that you can go over the cap.

    Mavs have about 30 min cap space, if they use it to both DJ and Mathews, they have only the room exception 2.8m.

    If they can generate a sign and trade as suggested, they need to sign Mathews 12m and Lin, say 8m FIRST so they have about 10m left.

    Clippers resign DJ 20m and trade him to Mavs (actually a 3 team trade with Indiana) so Mavs will be over the cap by 10m and become an over the cap team.

    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.

  • John Lee

    Only one piece of the puzzle left: LMA. Hopefully he decides before Jeremy returns.

  • Brent Yen

    Not MLE just room exception. @TTNN might know better. I think yes…

  • K. P. Chan

    Did you sign a “max contract”, Joyce? Congratulations!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree with you that Jeremy will first need to talk to the Mavs representatives face to face to get a straight answer on what will be the plan for him.

    The amount of money the Mavs is willing to offer Jeremy will pretty much dictate how much they value him and whether he’ll be a lock as a starter.

    Lin needs to go to t