G18 Brooklyn Nets (5-12) Looks to Stop Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks (8-8)

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After snapping a 7-game losing streak with a thrilling 2 OT win against the Clippers, the Brooklyn Nets look to stop Giannis and Milwaukee Bucks who also came off an impressive win against the Cleveland Cavaliers overcoming a 14-pt deficit.

For the first time, Coach Atkinson relied heavily on 5 players by playing them around 40 minutes (Brook, Booker, Kilpatrick, Whitehead, Harris) possibly for their abilities to play strong offense and defense. He also rode Kilpatrick’s hot hands by allowing ISOs to abandon the motion offense. The Nets defense managed to hold the Clippers to 34.2% shooting in the last 22 min after allowing them to shoot 45% in the first 36 min. Will the Nets rely on this lineup again (Brook, Booker, Kilpatrick, Whitehead, Harris) for strong defense?

Jeremy Lin injury status is still unknown as he is still rehabbing and not cleared for team practice. The 12/5 earliest return against the Wizards can get easily extended. In the mean time, Brooklyn Nets are not giving more update in the grade level of the hamstring injury that has sidelined Lin for over a month.

ESPN Game Preview article:

During Milwaukee’s last five games, Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 57.8 percent (48 of 83).

“He’s been here four years now; he’s arrived,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said.

Milwaukee is around the middle of the pack in pace at 96.3 possessions per game and offensive rating at 105.9. The Bucks are in the bottom third in scoring at 102.7 points per game but their numbers are somewhat improved recently.

During the last five games, the Bucks have averaged 107 points and shot 48.8 percent (208 of 426).

Defensively, the Nets took care of things in the final 22 minutes. After allowing the Clippers to get 86 points on 45 percent shooting through the first 36 minutes, the Nets held Los Angeles to 36 points on 34.2 percent shooting the rest of the game, including 2 of 11 in the second overtime.

KEY OF THE GAME: The Nets need to continue and adjustment to what opponents will try to do after half-time.

Let’s hope and pray JLin will come back soon to help the Nets get back on the winning track, and most importantly finish the game healthy!

Let’s go, JLin and the Nets! 

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  • heart

    Happy Days are Here Again? Hoping Lin will be back soon!

  • sws94

    It took a monster game and effort by Skil to win plus a solid game by Lopez, a 0 TO game by Whitehead and some good fortune in having Blake Griffin not playing in the last game. I’m hoping for more adjustments by KA, letting the guys play big minutes who are playing well, and a good 3Q. I’ll take a competitive loss, if they win, that’s way better. But I think some guys will be tired, even with the day off yesterday.

  • CJSHYY

    R-PO this DM news… Hope Nets gets him. That will help Lin a lot. They are good friend.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/804363214108708864

  • CJSHYY

    Really hope so.

  • HVJoy

    Hope true Nets grit surprise us pleasantly again!

    Go Nets! Get a Win even without the captain!

  • HVJoy

    So, from the reliable source, Motiejunas visits Brooklyn for a physical…!

    It would be great if a healthy DM becomes Lin’s teammate again!

  • psalm234

    I was surprised KA chose to play 5 guys for 40+min.
    Also abandoned motion offense and let SKil run ISOs.
    He might want this Clippers win to spark the Nets confidence.

    I’m most interested to see if KA will play players who can play D to get a 2nd W.
    Plus who can stop Giannis

  • psalm234

    I see DMo is Restricted FA so HOU can still match
    If DMo can clear physical, he can be a great contributor next to Lin 🙂

  • HVJoy

    So Rockets have the right to match any offer from Nets.

    How much is Rockets’ offer for DM, if any?

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Net still have $18M in cap space. I hope the offer to DMo is under $8-$10M. Back injuries are very risky, but at this point, Nets have to gamble on a potentially quality acquisition. Worse comes to worse, he’ll be waived like Vasquez and Nets will still be way under the cap.

  • HVJoy

    Another reliable source says Brooklyn is “planning an offer sheet” for DM?

    That’s an exciting news!

  • Click Click

    I don’t know what this means for the bigs rotation though. Does this mean Nets aren’t going to play Scola anymore? Distribution of minutes between Scola, JHam, and DMo is going to be tough… unless DMo starts dominating.

  • BobbyH

    I thought he can play PF. How is his defense?

  • psalm234

    It looks like HOU has a strong interest to match the sheet for DMo depending on the # of guaranteed years.
    Will the Nets gamble to give 3-4 years?

    Sources: Donatas Motiejunas close to signing Nets offer sheet
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-donatas-motiejunas-close-to-signing-nets-offer-sheet-170625716.html

    After undergoing a physical with the Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas is close to signing an offer sheet with the Nets, league sources told The Vertical.

    An offer sheet could be signed as soon as Friday, league sources said.

    Under league rules, the Rockets will have three days to match the offer and retain Motiejunas – or lose him to the Nets. Houston had been offering a deal in the $8 million annual range but short on guaranteed length.

    Depending on the robustness of the deal – in terms of money and guaranteed years – the Rockets have held a strong interest in matching an offer sheet for Motiejunas and getting him back into the team’s lineup, league sources said.

    Motiejunas and the Rockets had been unable to come to terms on an agreement, causing the 7-footer to miss training camp, Houston’s 11-7 start and early hold on fourth place in the Western Conference.
    ..

  • Click Click

    Scola and JHam do play PF. That’s why I said he’ll be taking their playtime. Booker’s playtime is not getting diminished because he’s way too important to the Nets.

    Don’t think his D is that great, which is what the Nets truly need. This signing doesn’t make the most sense, unless Marks wants backup to the bigs in case someone goes down or if they’re seriously thinking about trading Brook (which I doubt).

  • Click Click

    Rocket might be trying to coax / trick Marks into making too big of an offer. I hope Marks doesn’t fall for it. 3-4 years would be a stupid mistake.

  • sport

    Nets aren’t even giving McCullough minutes they have enough PF they don’t need DMo. They need another PG and SF.

  • psalm234

    HOU reportedly pulled $7M offer with only 1 year guaranteed
    So Nets probably would have to offer at least 2years

    Sources: Rockets pull offer from Motiejunas
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18126545

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! So happy…. I hope Morey will not match. Rox has tons of good players they don’t need him. Nets is in eastern conference no need to match. lol!

  • Click Click

    2 years is a decent gamble, as long as it’s not over $10M/year. Anything higher than that is a very bad idea.

  • CJSHYY

    Can DM plays Center?

  • hchao

    Latest updates:
    Marc Stein: “Link to the @espn latest on Donatas Motiejunas and a “likely” Nets offer sheet that could come as soon as Friday –>”
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/804377780301402112

    “Donatas Motiejunas, I’m told, has no medical issues. Brooklyn is signing him within 24 hours.”
    https://twitter.com/IAmDPick/status/804377444614623232

    Marc Stein: “The Nets, sources say, are “comfortable” where Motiejunas is medically and planning an offer sheet Houston will have three days to match.”
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/804364910742224899

  • hchao

    He plays 4 & 5.

  • Dan cohen

    8 for 2

  • CJSHYY

    Really good news. I hope Nets gets him. haha!

  • sws94

    No one on the team can stop him, I don’t know if any in the league can. So they have to minimize the others. At times, they may have to double Giannis.

  • sws94

    Yes, but he’s more of a 4. He has solid post moves, though, and a good perimeter shot.

  • CJSHYY
  • Dan cohen

    but ka is not into low post moves like mchale.

  • Dan cohen

    you wonder if they sorta ask lin how is dmo as a player and person…and get a bit of his input.

  • Dan cohen

    because you know.. it’s lin’s team afterall.. so this make more sense than say in the past when some ppl here was thinking what I was thinking and I say no because it’s not his team..so stop wishful thinking. But I am a realst..so my statement now make sense =).

  • David Kim
  • CJSHYY

    This is Lin’s team & they want Picks so Lopez it’s the guy… right now his value is all time high….

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol DMO would be lucky to be back in the nba.

  • Rick James

    ill trade anthony bennet and a vasquez for DMO

  • CJSHYY

    DM is not really belong to any team now….

  • BobbyH

    Anyone recalls how DM played with Lin? P&R? Lob?

  • cdblue10

    I hope KA will give McCollough a chance to play to provide some length and athleticism to the line up tonight .

  • sws94

    He ran the floor well. I remember a nice fast break and Lin did a behind the back slick pass to him. He would hit 3s that Lin kicked out to him on drives.. Mostly, if DMo got the ball low, he had slick post moves to score. I don’t remember him jamming off of lobs. That was more Dwight Howard, sometimes, and Terrence Jones or Greg Smith, that would throw down jams from Lin’s lobs. Or occasionally Harden.

  • sws94

    This isn’t the behind the back pass but it is a great bounce pass from Lin to DMo. Sorry, it’s a Clutchfans video.

  • heart

    Vasquez is already off the team. I think Nets waived him. They signed Yogi in his place.

  • Epie

    Just watched Long Island Nets game and realized their team is “LIN” Even DLeague is Lin’s team 😛

  • CJSHYY

    Why even DL is Lin’s team?

  • kittyhead

    I remember he isn’t as good at defense and rebounding? Kinda like Lopez.

  • rookie75094

    First letters of the team name spelled LIN.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? I didn’t know that….

  • gum

    Simonas Baranauskas @LithuaniaBasket
    D-Mo on @JLin7: “I got along best w/ Jeremy Lin. He was really supportive when I was in the D-League. Kept in touch, asked how I was doing.”
    5:50 AM – 8 Aug 2014
    44 44 Retweets 45 45 likes

  • CJSHYY
  • blueCypher

    Lin and dmo have always been good buddies

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I really want DM comes to Nets. Hope Rox will not match the offer….

  • grover chang

    And another opponent time out after a Lin highlight. Lin may lead the league in causing opponent time outs. The coach must think his team has to be doing something wrong if Lin is showing them up.

  • blueCypher

    But what is with the talk of replacing lopez, dmo can play pf

  • CJSHYY

    Just a thought that Nets wants to trade Lopez for picks. DM can play Center….

  • Guest

    Rockets might match Nets offer. The Detroit bust trade has damage D-Mo’a market value.

  • blueCypher

    All depends on how much the offer is. If nets really want him they gonna have to pay up

  • CJSHYY

    What happens to Mav? No D No O ….??? So bad now.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is Doc Scheppler’s take on Jeremy’s injury (via Nathan Gottlieb, on twitter) ….
    __________
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7e0bd7e556454ceeceb88ae8bd102936ecc3af478213d523076085c008dfa0ed.jpg

  • blueCypher

    Mavs , you got some money on em ?

  • CJSHYY

    4-6 weeks? Hope only 4 1/2 weeks.

  • blueCypher

    They need december to get back in the race 🙂

  • CaliUSMC

    I remember Lin yelled at DMO during a play because he kept missing the pass.
    For the most part they got a long pretty well from what I remember

  • Guest

    Nets want D-Mo to prevent injuries to Lopez by limiting his minutes. After all Lopez had foot problems in the past.

  • blueCypher

    Imo they are doing enough preventive measures with lopez. They dont play him on back to backs on top of being cautious with his minutes

  • David Kim

    Simonas Baranauskas @LithuaniaBasket
    D-Mo on @JLin7: “When he was traded, we called each other. He’s a really nice person to be around.” #Rockets
    5:51 AM – 8 Aug 2014

  • Arsenium12 .

    From the same poster (Simonas Baranauskas) here is another comment from DMo :

    “I got along best w/ Jeremy Lin. He was really supportive when I was in the D-League. Kept in touch, asked how I was doing.”

  • sport

    So that means at most Lin can be out for another 2 weeks or more ouch.

  • sport

    I know right I can’t even stand 1 month already let alone another 2 weeks! So Doc does think Nets are being over cautious (“Verrry”)but at the same time he restates that being out 4-6 weeks is the norm.

  • sport

    Why are Nets going after another PF? They have way too many already. Does that mean they’ll trade McCullough? He’s been DNP forever after only playing few minutes for 2 games. He looked like a stud out there but I guess KA doesn’t like him that’s why they’re going after DMO. If so they might as well trade McCullough and try to get another backup PG and SF.

  • sport

    Been hoping he would start Chris McCullough or give him max bench minutes. Not sure what KA’s problem is. McCullough made every shot off the bench for 2 games. After that he was in the dog house. If KA’s that blind to talent and starting players then it’s no wonder he’s such a bad coach and we’ve been losing.

  • sport

    I’d trade Anthony Bennett and someone else but I’m sure they’d want something other than another PG player back. Seriously I’d give Foye or RHJ in a heartbeat.

  • sport

    Are we going at the Lopez trade rumor again? Nets are dumb for trading an unstoppable PF at the rim but oh well if the coach (KA) doesn’t like Lopez and the owner agrees then Lopez will be gone for picks. I believe it’s dumb but oh well, Nets are “rebuilding” afterall. Look at Lakers all rookies yet they’ve been beating way better teams now with a great coach.

  • sport

    This obviously a PF or PFs are not liked by the Nets and will be traded. Nets have overload of PFs already with McCullough DNP, Hamilton, Booker, and Lopez. I think McCullough is as good as gone. KA obviously doesn’t like him if not he wouldn’t DNP even when he was such an efficient scorer.

  • Guest

    Nets want to continue doing it, that is why they want D- Mo to be on the floor when Lopez is resting

  • sws94

    Then it’s a grade 2. Why can’t they just say it was a grade 2?

  • sport

    Then play McCullough, Hamilton, and Anthony Bennett more minutes cause they barely get any play time while McCullough is DNP! I’d rather they get more minutes than Booker. Seriously how are 5 PFs including Lopez not enough on this team?

  • sport

    Lin is the machine of his team if he rolling that means the other team is in trouble and need to adjust.

  • cshot

    lets go nets plz win this one

  • cdblue10

    It seems the youngsters got their confidence skyrocketed after a gritty win against Clips

  • psalm234

    Nets played very well, especially on D.

    They can win this if they keep fighting.

  • cdblue10

    Skill is still feeling it

  • cdblue10

    The offense is good but the D is pretty bad

  • pistolpete

    Kilpatrick is an ugly dude but good.
    Love his confidence.

  • psalm234

    Nets gave up too many offensive rebounds. No blocking out
    KA is not happy with the defensive lapses

  • CJSHYY

    I like today’s rotation. Finally no more Scola in late 2Q to loss more pts. Good. Hope we get this one.

  • blueCypher

    Kilpatrick confidence high. Need this when lin comes back

  • joy

    The real game starts on the 2nd half! Let’s go Nets!

  • sport

    Wait there’s a game today? O.o

  • joy

    Does the message have anything to do with Lin’s return? Lol
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/804505892624408576

  • sport

    Bucks are definitely the worst match up for Nets so many 3 point shooters and tall guys.

  • sport

    If so I hope he’s coming back next game.

  • sport

    Harris with the 3! Seriously he should get to handle the ball more as SG!

  • sport

    Harris on fire back to back 3s! That’s why he’s my favorite along with Kilpatrick! Seriously wish he could start or handle the ball more.

  • joy

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  • sport

    Nets with 3s in a row and the third one by Lopez! Lopez as the killer instinct and timely baskets trading him would be a huge mistake.

  • sport

    RHJ is better as a SF than SG. The only thind he can do is really cut to the basket for those easy shots. Not really liking Foye at all he can’t do anything and just waste time dribbling the ball with no where to go. I’d like to see Harris handle the ball more as SG/PG with starter minutes than the horrible third string PGs they have.

  • Click Click

    Nets are sponsored by Maserati…

    Maybe they gave Lin his car as a signing bonus?

  • sport

    Well if he can afford a Audi Spyder, Maserati is nothing. With his money he can drive a Ferrari if he really wanted to.

  • joy

    That’d be a miracle!

  • joy

    We’re down to 12pt at the end of 3Q. Hope it’s not going to be another heart-attack game!

  • sport

    Lopez never gives up on a play, falls down, gets right back up for offensive rebound for the foul! He’s the one who contributes the most and can bully his way into the paint or make consistent 3s. Nets would be in deep trouble without him. He’s the only one besides Lin who draws 3 defenders when having the ball.

  • sport

    Bucks are very tough to beat, it feels like a hole that Nets can’t really crawl back. I’m sure they game planned for Skil after yesterday break out game.

  • joy

    Great job, Booker!!

  • blueCypher

    Make a damn come back please

  • sport

    Harris is so efficient and consistent on his shots when given minutes. He deserves to get the ball more.

  • joy

    Their bigs are tougher than us. Got to play much harder as a team!

  • guest

    Let’s go nets!

  • joy

    He deserves equal minute as Bog.

  • blueCypher

    Other pgs getting hurt , mike conley and george hill. Hill is having great year. 2nd injury this season

  • cshot

    need to take out hamilton and put brook in there. hammy is short on all his shots

  • sport

    For sure, I almost never seen Harris missing a shot when he’s on the floor. It’s touch to choose but I’d give Harris a chance to start over or with Kilpatrick.

  • sport

    He’s ice cold this game need to take him out!

  • sport

    Nets are getting better with the steals in 4th to shake Bucks up. Now to make a comeback!

  • guest

    Need to take this opportunity now.

  • joy

    Rebound, please!

  • guest

    this game is getting ugly

  • joy

    They’re tired. I don’t understand why KA not giving chance to Yogi and CMC. Why?

  • aggressiveplayer

    What?? He’s 4-11 and 3-8 from three.. those aren’t exactly good numbers. He has a nice stroke, but he just doesn’t seem to hit. Hasn’t exactly been good since preseason.

  • guest

    Does anyone think Lin still has a chance to make all stars with all the missed games due to injury?

  • cdblue10

    If he will average at least 18/7 and his team will make the playoffs then he has a case

  • sws94

    Just want him back. Not thinking beyond having him back and not missing any more games this season.

  • Epie

    5-13

  • Barry Allen

    If Lin’s injury takes much longer and he misses more game time, probably not.

  • sport

    He’s clueless.McCullough’s height would help so much against this tall Bucks team. Also they can incorporate more olley-opp, 3s, and have another guy who can get to the rim. Also Foye is horrible he just dribble with no where to go, I’d play Yogi over him any day! Foye is like a midget going up against a bunch of giants all the time.

  • Barry Allen

    Giannis playing great this year.

  • Vincent

    its ok we just beat the team that is blowing out the NBA champs

  • guest

    Blake Griffin is back with 9 assists already but glad we won. Still was a hard fought game.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    No…too many games missed unless Lin were to quickly be averaging 20/8 when he comes back and the Nets would have to be winning too.

    At this point, Lin fan should not even concern themselves with All Star for Lin..Concern yourselve with Lin returning before the All Star game.

  • blueCypher

    The more games he misses the lesser the chance. All stars is essentially based on 1st half of season play. Unless he is voted in by popularity

  • guest

    Nets do not need Foye.

  • sws94

    So, what are people seeing in McCullough? He doesn’t look NBA ready to me.

  • joy

    Soooo stubborn and inflexible!

  • cshot

    he hasnt done much at all :/ i mean he passes and missed shots

  • joy

    Is the boss here tonight?

  • joy

    lol

  • guest

    I don’t see the desire to win or die trying attitude from Bennett & McCullough. Usually out hustling the other team due to their youth can have some advantages. RHJ, breaking ankles!

  • sws94

    He’s been horrible. I agree. Absolutely horrible.

  • joy

    Tony Douglas is much better than him. Now he’s going to Grizzlies!

  • sport

    He can score consistently with 3s ,has athleticism, can play above the rim and has height advantage which the Nets desperately needs. Everyone is quite short on the Nets. He was only given 3 minutes this game what do you expect? From the times he was given the ball to shoot he’s made almost all his shots. I’d rather see him play than Booker, Foye, and RHJ that’s for sure.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Lol clueless? Do you think you know better or something? McCullough doesn’t even look NBA ready. Sure he has the height, but if he can’t even catch passes that would hurt the team much more.

  • guest

    I’m not sure what type of offense I was seeing out there. It seemed like they went away with what was working which was the double screens up high or pick n rolls. Seemed like they went to iso’s and post ups against lengthy Bucks at the last 8 minutes and couldn’t make a bucket.

  • cdblue10

    Nothing yet but why not KA try him for at least 20-25 mins then will see.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think so. I didn’t watch 2nd half…. what happened? back to old days again??

  • aggressiveplayer

    Because then everyone will start calling this a “tanking” season but at this point might as well cause everyone already is

  • sport

    He only played 3 minutes what desire do you want him do show?

  • joy

    Unfortunately, yes! smh

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know why we didn’t sign Tony in the first place??

  • Dan cohen

    back old days as in motion offense and equal distribution of minutes and points?

  • CJSHYY

    What? KA really wants to get fired so much….smh!

  • sws94

    He doesn’t space well and doesn’t look like he has the strength to play in the NBA. He has raw talent, but he looks as raw as any of the other players.

  • joy

    I don’t know either. He’s younger than Foye, right?

  • cdblue10

    Exactly.RHJ is no where an NBA player,Foye have his good moments but dwindle for long period of time and most of them are inconsistent so might as well go look at the end of the pine

  • guest

    Not just this game. But yeah, you’re right, they’re young and figuring it out. I just see a little bit more aggressiveness or hustle on D with Whitehead, Ferrel, Kilpatrick even if not contributing with points.

  • joy

    So why we signed him then?

  • sws94

    Very competitive in the first half. Then second half, much different. Over and over and over again. Coach and coaching staff aren’t getting the job done.

  • hchao

    not this year

  • sws94

    Foye has too many bad decisions for a veteran. He’s supposed to make veteran decisions. And he doesn’t seem much of a team player.

  • guest

    I swear there is always a Foye like player on Lin’s team.

  • sws94

    He’s the future. He has potential to be a good player. But he needs time in the D league to develop his body and basketball skill sets.

  • joy

    Like who?

  • CJSHYY

    I can’t believe this… smh! I really hope Prokhorov can watch every game like us….. KA will do much better job. smh!

  • sport

    Actually that’s all he ever does, he’s just as bad if not worst than RHJ! At least RHJ can cut to the basket, Foye just waste time dribbling looking for his own shot with no where to go and just passes the ball. When he does take a shot it’s an ugly miss against defense who are always taller than him. He’s not an NBA at all neither is RHJ.

  • joy

    Agree but while he’s not in the D league, he deserves a chance to play.

  • Dan cohen

    well, he will at least abandon the development mode or motion offense cr-p and go with hot hands.

  • sws94

    He’s in the D league. I think he played a game today. He’s not going to get many minutes with the team. He’s kind of an emergency player and he learns by observing the team.

  • guest

    Price, um at the time although I think he is a little better now, and with Houston I forgot, he went to I think Bulls for a stint.

  • sport

    Finally we agree on something! Gosh I hate to say it but Foye is worst than RHJ. Why not give the minutes to Yogi, McCullough, and Whitehead?! Foye is the one who should be DNP for rest of the season.

  • sws94

    The motion offense is fine in the first half. But then the team falls apart in the 2nd half. It’s time to mix other stuff in, he needs to widen the scope.

  • guest

    From Charlotte, Hairston

  • guest

    meaning, playing but shouldn’t be and gets traded the next season.

  • sws94

    Whitehead is getting good playing time. I wouldn’t mind Yogi vs. Foye. Not at all.

  • guest

    Troy Daniels, although he’s improved and I’ve always like him though.

  • Epie

    Nets do not need Foye’s wild back passes either.

  • sport

    All those players has had way more games and minutes. if I remember correctly McCullough was DNP for 3 games without any reason. Meanwhile the likes of Foye who we can’t even consider as D league player is being the main PG most of the time.

  • guest

    wait not troy.

  • guest

    aaron brooks

  • guest

    KA is inexperienced rookie HC. The dismal results clearly demonstrate the fact.

  • guest

    Price and then I was talking about Aaron Brooks

  • sport

    Always dribbling looks for his own shot, can’t do anything so just passes to the guy next to him instead of setting up a teammate. He’s so horrible it’s not even funny. As bad as RHJ is you can tell he’s a team player and can move without the ball.

  • Dorothy

    So is Luke Walton. Steve Kerr was rookie HC when they won the championship.

  • joy

    Emergency player? You mean unless someone is injured or he’ll never have a chance?

  • Epie

    Atkinson suggested that the Nets might look at different lineups in the third quarter.— Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) December 2, 2016

  • sport

    Exactly Luke Walton is rookie coach but has the Lakers beating up playoff teams and will for sure make the playoffs this season with a bunch of rookies.

  • joy

    Come on, AB is much better than Foye. He’s doing great in Bulls (is he still there?)

  • sws94

    He isn’t. And McCullough isn’t even supposed to play. There are a number of players that are usually DNP CD and McCullough is one of them. He’s there for garbage time or very short stints. He’s not a rotational player.

  • sws94

    If there is an injury or he plays in garbage time like he did tonight. He also may play on the practice squads sometimes.

  • sws94

    That’s a start.

  • CJSHYY

    What lineup KA has in mind? He needs to do more homework…. smh!

  • guest

    Yeah, that’s why I think he is playing better once he left Rockets, but compared to Rockets line up that year he was probably one of the weakest links. But flourished with Bulls.

  • sws94

    Big difference in talent level for Kerr. I think Kerr is a good coach, but he had a great team to go to.

  • sport

    I hope that means Foye is out, RHJ is sent to D league or comes off the bench forever. McCullough finally get decent minutes, Harris gets starter minutes to shoot and handle the ball more as SG/PG. KA is a very stubborn coach and somehow thinks only PGs even crappy ones should handle the ball, be damn if SGs like SKil, Bog, and Harris are better guards who can make things happen with their offense.

  • CJSHYY

    Kerr. Luke was AS coach at that time. I don’t like Kerr when he was w TNT. But he did tons of homework before he started his job for GSW. I really think KA needs to do so too.

  • sws94

    What would happen if Walton loss a major player? Losing Lin is major. I think KA has a ways to go, but it is hard to make a direct comparison between him and other players. Different levels of talents and experience in players and KA has the major injury to deal with.

  • sport

    lineup, more like what plays and offense is KA running?All I see are guys passing on the outside and not really moving to be open for a shot. Then they give up and just throw the ball inside or goes for an iso.

  • CJSHYY

    KA really has no idea what to do w/o Lin on court. smh!

  • sport

    He had no idea even with Lin, let alone without. Issue isn’t whether Lin is playing it’s the coach. I won’t be surprised at this rate KA might get fired and I won’t even feel sorry.

  • Dan cohen

    no..he going to put all 3rd string bench players to start in the 3rd quarter.
    reverse psychology.

  • sws94

    Be careful what you wish for. What if the next coach isn’t big on Lin and puts him on the bench? If Lin is allowed to play through his mistakes why not let KA coach through his mistakes? A lot of coaches are horrible in their first year or two and then develop to being great coaches in a lot of professional sports.

  • sws94

    Much better.

  • Dan cohen

    he still developing playas

  • guest

    If Foye touched the ball, the pace slowed down.

  • sport

    KA was the one who decided to keep a bad player like Vasquez who wasn’t motivated and then was forced waive him after he gets injured wasting an important PG spot! Then he still insist on starting/playing RHJ and Foye when they are not NBA ready nor deserve to start at all before the SKil who we said season preseason that he should start. Meanwhile CMC who’ve shown he can score on offense is DNP for no reason.

    And SGs who can and should handle the ball like Bog, SKil, and Harris don’t get to or doens’t get starter minutes (Harris). Playing someone so short and who’ve shown “nothing” besides just passing to the guy next to him after dribbling in place to look for his shot is the dumbest decision one can make against the Bucks.

  • Dan cohen

    “The Nets are 5-12 and don’t have much talent. Adding a talented player
    doesn’t mean they have to trade one of the few other ones they have

    OH ZAMMMMM!

  • Dan cohen

    if nets lost that one.. it’s all downhill.. that’s 9 straight losses.

  • guest

    It was definitely a grade 2 after he didn’t come back after 2 weeks. Grade 3 usually they are on crutches.

  • Dan cohen

    I said it before, this means lin will be back on the 7th.

  • sport

    LMAO sure sure whatever works just get rid of these Scrxbs!

  • hchao

    He also guarded JJ pretty well in last game vs Clippers.

  • Epie

    Didn’t Foye get hamstring injury and returned within a week or so?

  • Dan cohen

    How many playas actually have more than 5 assists besides lin since nov 2?

  • guest

    probably grade 1 if he did return that fast.

  • sport

    Meanwhile there are Championship coaches who are great at their job the 1st year.

  • Dan cohen

    they don’t care about foye.
    hahahahaahah

  • james brown

    some people here doesn’t want to look at the big picture because they want NOW (and not because they hate KA)

    Control is necessary because everybody right now except Lopez (etc) are new with the nets and just beginning to build teams glory. Mistakes needs to happen because its their learning curve to become the best as according to their goals.

    i go with you on giving everybody a pass right now for a victory ahead!

  • james brown

    and there are champion coaches too that were not successful their rookie year..

  • sport

    Yet he gets the most minutes as PG when Lin’s out, even when he doesn’t play like NBA or D League player let alone when he’s a veteran. Oh the irony to that!

  • james brown

    what is foye compare to Lin with the nets?

  • CJSHYY

    I think so plus he didn’t play long min anyway…lol!

  • sport

    The team is in emergency losing streak, if you have a player who can contribute forget the D League and develop him by playing him in actual games. Chris McCullough can contribute to the team with the lack of talents.

  • joy

    The way Foye plays can’t even compare with Lin.

  • YellowClaw

    Or you know, let Lin play

  • sws94

    That’s your opinion. That doesn’t mean that those on the team, scouts, Marks, and others think that he is.

  • CJSHYY

    This from Heat really well said…

    1. Like I said below, KA allows two non-offensive skilled players play together in the line up while opponents are trying to come back or get a big lead to finish off the Nets.

    2. KA also does not adjust accordingly to match up w/ the opponents on the floor.

    3. KA is sticking to the prescribed/planned minutes for each Nets player.

    4. Opponents are picking up this weakness and they’re taking full advantage to take up another notch after the break, i.e. 3Q.

  • sport

    Thanks didn’t know that, another reason to start him.

  • james brown

    accurate observation (as if he got his ideas from me..LOL!) hope this is just his learning curve and come full water, he already know HOW TO SWIM with confidence!

  • james brown

    or we may call it, MORE OPtion for KA given the situation.

  • james brown

    there will be a time for that but for KA its a “Not yet ready” for them.

  • Grace

    Foye had a mild strain and returned after 15 days. Lin had a moderate (grade 2) strain.

  • sport

    Playas for poker.

  • aras

    thats some bullcrap right there so it might be another 2 weeks?

  • aggressiveplayer

    I can see him being a good player for the Nets in the future, but as of now he’s not there yet. He has ways to go.

  • aggressiveplayer

    They never reported that Lin has a grade 2. Don’t assume things.

  • Grace

    It’s not an assumption it’s an obvious deduction. You may not be capable but don’t try to stop those who are.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Those coaches get a good team.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Lol okay so in the same sense we should just throw someone into jail if it’s an obvious deduction without real evidence.

  • Grace

    Wow. With that kind of faulty logic no wonder you cannot make even obvious deductions. LOL 😂

  • aggressiveplayer

    It’s not that I can’t. I don’t make deductions because you know what they say… assuming makes a donkey out of you and me.

  • CJSHYY

    I thought no one knows what grade strain Lin got?

  • takeme2cruz

    I just want to know where the $#%& were Lin’s homework papers?

  • Lin Dunn

    Laker players are overall more talented than the Nets.

  • Grace

    A deduction is not an assumption, for the second time.

    There are 3 grades. If it were grade 1 he would have returned already and they would have announced that it was a mild strain as they did for Foye. If it were grade 3 he would have needed surgery and crutches. So which grade does that leave? Hint: read comment above.

  • takeme2cruz

    A real coach, a smart coach and a wanted to win coach would stand outside the doctor office to demand what the heck is going on with Lin hamstring?

    Oops my bad, AK is one who stood outside the doctor office preventing the press asking Lin what the $#%& is going on?

  • CJSHYY

    Check this… 4-6 weeks? Right now it’s 4 1/2 weeks so it’s near….

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/804476823161729024

  • CJSHYY

    Talk about this… KA now knows he needs it… he needs to know who can play the best w who… he’s really not a good coach at all. smh!

  • takeme2cruz

    His unofficial and outsider coach gave his opinion….meant nothing.

  • takeme2cruz

    Nets are hiding Lin status, period. Lin is clearly being benched.

    I had high hope for this rookie GM and coach…..what a big disappointment. Their politic is beyond imagination.

  • psalm234

    @JaneUSA77
    At Nets-Bucks game tonight. Lin-less game. Sat right behind Nets bench.
    A great experience! Failed to get an autograph from @JLin7 though
    https://twitter.com/JaneUSA77/status/804547162759659520

  • Grace

    There are a lot of people who know. And by now it’s obvious unless you believe in the conspiracy theory that Lin is being held out for no good reason. But then you’d have to believe that Lin is going along with the conspiracy, including posting a “fake” video on FB showing that he’s still using sophisticated rehab equipment.

  • psalm234

    IMO Lin is not being benched.
    The Nets just need to be more forthcoming with the injury status so fans don’t keep waiting without any set dates.

    If Lin was unfairly benched, I’m sure we’ll see him getting upset like when Byron Scott DNP-ed him.
    He looked hopeful in his latest Snapchat video in continuing to rehab

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Lin looked happy today. Nets needs him & they’re just be more careful …. I am OK w that bc I want him to be 100%.

  • takeme2cruz

    It’s a preach of contract if Lin talk about his injury status against the team PR. The Nets are doing everything to cover up to make it look like he’s still rehab. It’s a hamstring not surgery that needed to rehab. Lin is the king of media and he’s almost disappeared beside sitting on the sideline.

  • psalm234

    I think it’s more than that. If he’s truly unhappy, we’d definitely see Lin being unhappy or have his agent to call the team like he did when BScott DNP-ed him.

    Lin is pretty much quite easy to read from his demeanor. If he’s truly unhappy, we’ll definitely see it in his body language.

    It’s hard as fans to keep having a moving return date. Nets should really give more recent update about the injury status.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin is unhappy now. He was happier in the first week of his injury. His notebook and pen were no longer with him.

  • joy

    Can you send this to KA’s assistant? Lol

  • joy

    @JLin7 (IG):Light my path oh Lord!!
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNgOgBrgKMQ/

  • joy

    Is Lin trying to convey something?

  • blueCypher

    Haha, i always take his posts like this to have some message

  • YellowClaw

    I think it’s obvious that at this point they are tanking
    Team already at 0.278 and they still don’t wanna play Lin until it’s really too late

  • joy

    I think he’s frustrated with his injury and there is nothing he can do about it but wait.

  • YellowClaw

    When a player missed 13+ games in a row, it’s usually a pretty serious injury and Lin is still rehabbing not participating in team practice? Exactly how serious is this injury? Did Lin have a surgery? Definitely something fishy going on here

  • hchao

    No need to panic…if he had a surgery, he couldn’t have appeared in every game & jumped up and down by the sideline.

  • Barry Allen

    If Lin misses the next game he would have missed 23% of the regular season. Almost 1/4 of all regular season games this year.

  • Grace

    Nothing 🐟 fishy. Lin did not have surgery. He suffered a grade 2 hamstring strain which can take 4-6 weeks for a full and safe recovery. He should start rejoining team practices soon and then suit up for games shortly after that. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

  • YellowClaw

    exactly no surgery they are keeping him out for too long

  • YellowClaw

    Yep the nets are holding him back

  • heart

    Another bible, another message/hint. My take: Lin is asking God to show him the way to walk through. I think he is saying that he’s going through a ‘valley’ right now and needs God’s guidance and direction bc he doesn’t know or sees what’s going on right now. Read Psalm 23.

  • Maknusia

    GSW vs ROX…toe to toe!!!! wow

  • YellowClaw

    Because the coaching staff won’t let him play

  • psalm234

    yes, he’s definitely feeling the need of the Lord’s guidance now.
    Perhaps he wants to help his teammates so much but not quite there yet as Doc Scheppler also said

  • Maknusia

    OT….

  • Barry Allen

    Most Games Missed this Season(Point Guards)
    1. Jerryd Bayless – 15 games
    2. Michael Carter-Williams – 14 games
    3. Jeremy Lin – 13 games

  • psalm234

    Harden missed the 3.
    OT now

  • CJSHYY

    He’s coming back soon?

  • Maknusia

    yup…with triple double…MDA system at work!…

  • Grace

    Conley broke his back and is out indefinitely.

  • psalm234

    light blue color -> Denver Nuggets Dec 7 game? 😄

  • sport

    MDA’s PnR and PG focused system just works. Truly wanted Lin to reunite with MDA more but oh well just hope for the best.

  • heart

    Think so too. I think they want to use Lin’s absence to develop their young guys… It’s getting ridiculous w/o any medical updates. Feel bad that Lin’s precious prime time is passing by…

  • Barry Allen

    That sucks, but I think he hasn’t missed that many games to date yet. I’m sure the numbers will change as the season progresses. These are the current figures.

  • YellowClaw

    Nets are making Lin an injury prone player now
    Not sure what their intention is

  • YellowClaw

    Agreed. ANother bogus organization
    Lin is always getting scrwed

  • sport

    Yup doc said 4-6 weeks is the normal but not set in stone which hints there’s a possibility Lin might be out longer. I’m sure if politics was going on Doc would know and give hints like last season.

  • psalm234

    true, he no longer took his notes because it wasn’t going anywhere.

    he’s itching to go back to help his teammates

  • sport

    Didn’t someone say Lin posted a video of him using rehab equipment? I doubt he’d be using them if he was 100%. He probably just wants to return but can’t yet.

  • sport

    Also no point in taking notes if he can’t put them into action and try them out.

  • YellowClaw

    LIn has been a durable player for the past 4 years
    all of a sudden now hes an injury prone player missing 13 games 18 games into the season over a hamstring injury
    yah sure that makes sense, KA, makes so much sense

  • CJSHYY

    Who said Lin’s an injury prone player? Lots of players w hamstring injury all take long period of time to recover…. just clam down.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! It’s good news picture to me. I think he will be back soon.

  • Barry Allen

    It launched Linsanity, of course it works! Just with he was coaching the Nets now : (

  • sport

    KA already said they need to mixing in PnR since the beginning he has yet to do that.

  • sport

    Same here, too bad Nets never offered MDA even an interview before Rockets interviewed with him.

  • Maknusia

    You need to take into account the team talent level and skillet.

    Personally, I doubt the talent level NETS having…

  • Rick James

    MDA would not go to a team like nets. He likes having talented players on the team.

  • hchao

    Going to OT2 just like yesterday’s Nets game…and they were showing the Nets-Clippers game during timeout–I almost thought I touched something on my phone and watched a wrong game.

  • heart

    hahaha, thanks for making smile. You’re being optimistic… May the Lord light Lin’s path per Lin’s prayer…

  • YellowClaw

    SO far he’s been forced to miss more than twice the games he played

  • Grace

    The Nets are not being transparent and that’s making people suspicious of what’s really going on. But as soon as Lin returns in a week or two, the conspiracy theories will evaporate.

  • Rick James

    ROX have some high potential players in ryan anderson and eric gordon. The warriors also lost too much talent from last season…letting go of the big show for kevin durant was a mistake.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s long season. I think he will be back soon. It’s 4 1/2 weeks now.

  • hchao

    curry fouled out, wow!

  • Rick James

    harden floped on him too much ahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t want Rox win but I have to say this year Harden plays well. MDA system is good for PG indeed.

  • Maknusia

    yup….looks like its going to ROX way

  • CJSHYY

    I know… smh! Gordon helps a lot.

  • CJSHYY

    Is this the first time Rox beat GSW since Kerr as their HC? If so then MDA win. Haha!

  • psalm234

    GSW will lose in double OT because they gave up so many offensive rebounds down-the-stretch.

    They really miss Bogut’s defensive presence. It truly shows the importance of defense and a capable big man.

  • psalm234

    not quite sure but MDA offensive brilliance is truly underrated 🙂

    Plus how valuable Bogut was to GSW

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Bogut was important but don’t know why Mav plays so bad now? They have lots of good players…..???

  • CJSHYY

    Lopez D is not good. He didn’t get that many Reb either.

  • psalm234

    The one time that Harden tried to play D, he got Draymond’s soccer kick
    No wonder he shies away from it 🙂

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/804579365489152000

  • heart

    You’re right. Once Lin returns the conspiracy theory will disappear bc we want to see Lin healthy and play the game he loves. We want to know bc we care. That’s why Nets need to be transparent and gives regular updates on Lin’s medical condition and timeline of his return. Leaving a prolonged periods devoid of information is not smart. Lin usually updates his fans via social media of his condition, but he’s been silent. I still remember Lin posted pics of his swollen ankle and elbow while he was w/ the Hornets team…

  • psalm234

    Nowitzki is out. I doubt Deron and HBarnes can create for them effectively
    Perhaps not enough playmakers

  • hchao

    but his D resulted in a flagrant 1 for Green, and that was a hack VERY effective Deeee!

  • psalm234

    very true 🙂
    maybe MDA will keep reminding Harden the virtue of playing D

  • psalm234

    Lopez isn’t the explosive leaper or shot-blocker type
    He can alter shots but more an offensive player

  • cshot

    am i the only one that thinks some ppl are going a little overboard on lins injury and the organization? i mean, yes its a strain, BUT i would much rather see Lin be fully ready to go and healed than see him grab his leg after a hard stop and hobble off the court again. Just pray, relax and stop blowing things out of proportion

  • Vincent

    rockets took 42 threes to beat gsw.. MDA’s offense consists of playing heavy pick and roll.. if atkinson wants the team to shoot as many threes as they are he should take notes..

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    short memory and no patience. Lin is in a good place now on this team

  • cdblue10

    Don’t blame the fAns ,blame the Nets organization for not revealing what’s really going on.People have the right to whine since they bought their season tickets,jerseys and league pass to know what’s going on to their favorite players.

  • psalm234

    yes, some fans just get over-anxious due to the absence of news and the moving deadline.

    It’s not time to be overly-concerned yet. The Nets also wants to protect their investment to ensure Lin’s 100% ready.
    That’s good for Lin’s long-term career.

    I’ve seen some Lin fans expressing conspiracy theory to Nets media and I’m concerned it doesn’t reflect well to Lin fans to start suspecting the Nets organization.

    As long as Lin is happy (most of the time) with his teammates and staff, I won’t start getting concerned

  • cshot

    I completey understand and agree! im not blaming fans. Yes, I dont understand why the Nets are being super secretive about the injury but still think some should chill a little bit.

  • psalm234

    lol amazing LeBron’s windmill dunk

    @KingJames took the windmill dunk to another level.
    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/804584330416664577

  • cshot

    this is amazing haha

  • cdblue10

    All good c I,myself is overly anxious too.

  • cshot

    i do think lin is still practicing on his own like running a little and taking shots? that interview where they were wearing the sager shirts, he seemed to be sweaty haha… or am i going crazy?

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think KA like PnR that much. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    I want him to come back asap but it’s w 100% so I am OK w the wait. Even it’s really long wait… but 4 1/2 weeks passed so I believe he’s coming back soon.

  • Spot

    Stop the nonsense.

    Harmstring injury takes time to heal, probably a couple of months. Plus, Jeremy was fool to stay on court, he should’ve left right after the pain.

    Nets can’t tank. They don’t have their own pick. They are rebuilding though so their number 1 goal is to get the right pieces to make Nets a good team. If they will, it’s up to them.

    Let’s see what happens next and keep having faith.

  • aggressiveplayer

    It can be interpreted either way depending on how far you’re comfortable with extrapolating. In my opinion it is not reasonable enough to extrapolate all the way to say with 99% confidence he has a grade 2 strain, hence why it is an assumption.

    You can’t just say he would have returned already if it were grade 1. How do you know the Nets aren’t just being super careful with Lin, and his grade 1 just may have taken a bit longer to heal than normal?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agreed with this..I also bought league pass for $200 and I have the right to at least know when he’s coming back or give me an update/timetable…Is he close or is he not?…What grade level of strain did he suffer etc etc..

    I’m fine for Lin to continue to sit if he’s not 100%, but if he is and Nets are simply being overly cautious, than it’s fair for people who spent a lot of money to at least ask question about his injury and when will he be back.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m pretty sure that MDA would had taken the Nets job if it was offered when he was an assistant for Sixers.

    Remember that MDA did not have many teams after him and even after he got the job, other coaches who still do not have jobs were complaining about him getting another opportunity so fast.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Yup..Maybe part of Nets protocol is to treat guys with grade 1 strain as if they’ve suffered grade 3 strains.

    In other word, use the timetable of grade 3 on guys who goes down with grade-1 or 2…just to be careful.

  • Dan cohen

    he is saying.. where the h-ll am I going…with this injury thing.. give me a timable.

  • Guest

    Injuries are part of the game. Even in no contact sports aThletes get injured too. Look at Parsons, how many games did he miss the lady three years. Time till heal.

  • Dan cohen

    he is injured and not doing sht but getting paid big..anyone will love to have his job.. and doesn’t matter if saying he doesn’t play will hurt him…. he will be sitting pretty with that millions already . So no point.. just retire.

  • HVJoy

    Let us Try Everything to be patient for Lin’s recovery and return.

  • takeme2cruz

    Get your mind off lin is still injured then you’ll see the light.

  • takeme2cruz

    If your hamstring is still there, you can’t run hard for 45 min and that happened almost 2 weeks ago.

    Btw, master Lo has already accomplished his mission for his patient in the USA.

  • Rick James

    I sincerely doubt it. MDA likes having talented players on his team, its PG centric but there also needs to be quality role players surrounding the PG. The nets are a 20 win team with almost all dleague players and unproven guys aside from JLin and Brook Lopez. Brook Lopez isn’t a player that someone like MDA would come to the nets for either. All the teams he has coached are full of hall of fame players and mvps, from pheonix, to Knicks, to Lakers and now Rockets.

  • DX

    Maybe getting worse after he did 45 minutes hard workout. If not, why haven’t attended team practice.

  • hchao
  • David Kim
  • CJSHYY
  • Grace

    How do you know Lin is not a cyborg from another planet? In theory, anything is possible. But the highly unlikely can be ruled out. There may be others like you who are unable to make logical deductions based on all the available information. But most of those probably agree that once you realize Lin had a grade 2 strain, everything makes perfect sense.

    I am not going to bother explaining to you how all the known facts lead to the conclusion that Lin suffered a moderate hamstring strain and the Nets and Lin were aware of this as soon as the MRI scan was read a month ago. But I will tell you this. Don’t try to make Lin into some weak, meek, fool that would just obediently follow the Nets FO instructions. If he had only a mild strain that was fully healed in 2 weeks, he would not passively sit out for more than 4 weeks while the team goes on an endless losing streak. He certainly wouldn’t put out a 15 second video of him lying on the floor get therapy on his legs. He has a huge platform and he can easily make it known that he wants to be back on the court already.

    https://www.facebook.com/jeremylin7/videos/1860618927506040/

  • hchao

    In the Craig Sager tribute video, it looks like Lin was from a practice break:

  • DX

    ‘Who Will Return First: Caris LeVert or Jeremy Lin?’ via @fansided

    http://nothinbutnets.com/?p=42897

    As it’s currently looking, LeVert may actually return before Lin. As previously mentioned, Kenny Atkinson said that LeVert is currently practicing, as Lin is not at the moment. So that’s why it’s a little tricky to guess, especially after Lin was initially said to be back about two weeks after the injury, which occurred on November 2nd. One month later, and Lin is still not back. There have not even been any signs of him returning or any timetable given by the Nets.

    With plenty of question marks all around both players, it’s not easy to guess when either will be back, let alone who will be back first. However, it’s most likely going to be LeVert. He’s practicing, working hard, and has had at least some type of information given on what he’s doing and how he’s progressing, unlike Lin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Again, MDA did not have options and it was clear he wanted to coach again instead of staying as the sixers assistant coach.

    MDA was no longer a hot candidate and many were surprised when he got the Rocket job….So I’m pretty confident he would had taken the Nets job if the owner of the Rockets did not force Morey to sign MDA.

    Now of course, if MDA had to decide between Rockets and Nets, he’d go for the Rockets because they are more talented…BUT if it was just Nets, he would had jumped on the opportunity, specially with the chance of coaching Lin again, something MDA stated he regretted when he left Lakers and Lin signed there.

  • DX
  • Grace

    “Lin was initially said to be back about two weeks after the injury”

    This is a totally false statement that is being repeated for unknown reasons. Lin was NEVER said to be BACK after 2 weeks. He was to be RE-EVALUATED after 2 weeks. There is a huge difference between back and re-evaluated.

  • DX

    Just curious, now Lin has been out for 1 month. Why let him flight to these guest games since he was far from back to court? Why don’t let him just stay and recover?

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah it was re-evaluation after 2 weeks.

    How many weeks has Lin been out already? I’ve lost count.

  • Grace

    4 weeks, 2days. He injured his hamstring during the Pistons game on Nov. 2.

  • HVJoy

    Why does Lin fly with Nets to games when he can’t play? Perhaps he wants to – this is his team.

    He is the team leader. Win or lose, with or without his play, Lin shares the glory or disgrace.

  • Barry Allen

    Ouch! It seems like it has been forever.

  • heart

    Yes. Agree w/ the part Lin “shares the glory or disgrace” bc he cares for his team. There are definite some unanswered questions. Usually Lin would keep his fans abreast but this time he’s been silent. Maybe Nets don’t want him to divulge…The truth will come out eventually…

  • YellowClaw

    The Nets are not trying to win
    thats why they are not letting him play
    Lin shouldve gone to a team that’s willing to compete

  • Barry Allen

    Whatever the reason, that seems a little disingenuous.

  • heart

    Yep. “Whatever the reason…” Nets should learn from this incident and be more transparent. No information is void information or disinformation, IMO.

  • Rick James

    true, but coaches also need to make long term decisions. Would a coach like MDA go to a 20 win team like the nets and risk ruining his reputation and career? He is 60 years old and still respected in the NBA. Would he have risked his career at this point and joined the nets rather than build himself up in the 76ers? If he felt that nets were a worth while team with good building pieces, i’m sure he would taken that chance, but the nets are not so stable right now, their future is up in the air. Joining the nets for him would have been a bad idea…see what happens when Lin is injured? The entire team collapses, just based on ONE player getting injured.

  • joy

    1. The only reason Lin is not playing is because he’s not 100% healthy yet.
    2. Lin chose the Nets because they have the same goal – to compete to win. Unless you’re smarter than Lin, otherwise dont keep posting those superficial comments.

  • Barry Allen

    OT

    https://youtu.be/XifKYi4uYd8

    Shaqtin’ A Fool: Don’t Talk to Your Friends in the Middle of a Game

  • Spot

    It will take another month.

  • YellowClaw

    5-13 is not exactly competing at all let alone winning. Holding their best player back when they need him is also not competing at all. Not sure what kind of delusional world you live in, but you are just ignoring all facts. The Nets are one of the worst team in the league right now and they are still holding Lin back was that so hard to understand?

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, looks like the days of players fighting through injury to get to the playoffs are long gone.

    Now it seems even after players can go hard in workout sessions, they are still held out of games.

  • DX

    Don’t break my heart.:(

  • Barry Allen

    That won’t be surprising at this point. Anything could happen, even a trade for a new point guard or giving up assets and just letting the new D-league talented kids ‘develop’.

  • kittyhead

    Could you prove how they hold Lin back while the fact is Lin said he isn’t healed yet? You want they force Lin to play with injuries?

  • cdblue10

    You guys know that this is a development year for the Nets and they don’t have the plan to changed it.Nets organization just want to have the new and young players to be acclimated and have the NBA experience to compete next year.Most fans knew this already since after Lopez was DNP’ed for some games at the beginning of the season.

  • Barry Allen

    It’s funny that these ‘new’ and ‘young’ players are nowhere close to NBA stars of even Lin or Lopez’s caliber. It won’t matter how much development you give them, it won’t go too far.

  • kittyhead

    It’s just the beginning of the season. No need to rush things. I feel lost about ppl wanting Lin to play with injuries. Feel like I shall never come here until Lin is back.

  • cdblue10

    Exactly.I just hope that Nets will get lucky at the trade deadline and somewhat they can land a good and quality players but otherwise this is a wasted year for us fans who waited for long 4 years for Lin to have a chance to show his talents although probably Nets is really thinking of a long future plan for him than what the situation now is given for him.

  • Barry Allen

    It’s hard to blame the Nets too, because when your main point guard goes down for 1/4 or 1/3 of the season, you need some kind of contingency plan in place. Otherwise when the basket drops and the hamstring strains, all your eggs are gonna be shattered.

    They took a gamble on Lin to possibly help get them into the playoffs in a long shot, but this injury is huge setback and they need to re-evaluate their options.

  • xeroid

    I have no problem of Lin not playing if injured, but I do have problem with Nets coaching not transparent with fans on the duration of injury as if he’s ready any time but kept dragging on.

  • Barry Allen

    Just telling it like it is. The new players are softer than the old guard. Nothing wrong with that, got to protect your body for the future and all that. After all, they are worth millions.

    No point clenching up, playing through injury for a small chance to get into the playoffs, right?

  • cdblue10

    I totally agree,the only thing that I really don’t like was the opportunity for Lin and Lopez to lead this team to the playoff and in my opinion the players will benefit more if they can be exposed in this kind of situation.Nets have already a solid 6 players that can at least compete and have a chance to land a good players on the trade deadline but their organization chose the other path of development and I think they have a chance if they tried to compete but at this stage it’s already a lost cause.

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah, if that happened the playoff exposure would be great for all the young guys, especially since the Nets have nothing to gain by missing the playoffs because they don’t have lottery picks for the next 2 years. Too bad that will soon become an unrealized dream.

  • KHuang

    Losing the 1st string PG is bad enough for even top teams.

    Losing the 1st AND 2nd point guards would do in even contenders like Golden State.

  • KHuang

    Also gone is the SOFTER PLAY of the illegal defense era when players like Lin could not be loaded up on with triple teams on or off the ball.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Spot

    Bonucci, a Juve player, suffered a flexor muscle injury last Sunday. It will take 45-60 days.

    I’m not a doctor but I suppose hamstring injury could take similar time.

  • David Kim
  • Click Click

    OMG No way…

    Nets have signed restricted free agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to an offer sheet paying $37 million over four years, sources told ESPN.

    https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/804846053862187008

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • spiderman

    Not a big fan of D-Mo, but they need all the help they can get at this point. Here are related clips:

  • Dorothy

    Wow, Hope Marks and KA are right…

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Dorothy

    Whew, this looks better

  • Guest

    I do no think the Rockets are going to match Net’s offer to D-mo. A Four years deal is just too long for the Rockets.

  • Click Click

    Less worried about contract because last 2 years aren’t guaranteed. I wanted a 2-year contract under $20M. That’s basically what this contract is.

    Houston will most likely match this. A guaranteed 4-year deal would be stupid.

  • HY C

    Then that means Nets will have to cut one player, don’t they?

  • Click Click

    If Rockets don’t match, yeah.

  • CJSHYY

    Hope Rox will not match bc they don’t need him.

  • CJSHYY

    So he can be free at the same year like Lin?

  • BobbyH

    Well, at least it is an upgrade from Scola. DM seems more mobile than Ham and Brook.

  • spiderman

    comic relief

  • Alaingrvis

    So he starts?

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m not saying you’re wrong about it being potentially a grade 2. I have 80% confidence that it is a grade 2 rather than 99% which is why I ASSUME it. But to say that Lin has a grade 2 injury like it’s a fact is just plain wrong and not something you should do.

    Also, never did I anywhere say Lin was weak. I’m just saying maybe potentially he was healing more slowly than normal.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some comments on the Nets’ offer from DMo (via Calvin Watkins (ESPN)) …

    The first two-years of the four-year $37 million offer sheet Dontas Motiejunas signed with the Brooklyn Nets are guaranteed. The Rockets have three-days to match the offer sheet. The guarantees meant a lot to Motiejunas who returned last season after back surgery.

    “Even better, it showed they believed in me,” Motiejunas said to ESPN. “They put me through a number of tests (on his back) and they saw that I’m as healthy as anybody else. After Detroit everybody was questioning me. They showed a commitment that I’m going to be a piece of their future, if not, I’ll be happy with Houston, too.”

    The NBA rescinded a trade between the Pistons and Rockets last year because of Motiejunas’ failed physical due to his back.

  • CJSHYY

    Hope DM comes…. that will be great for Lin & Nets.

  • Acbc

    Lol, i guess that means you think you’re $200 is more important than the Net’s $12 million invested in Lin?

  • Acbc

    It’s getting pointless to come to this site anymore. The negativity is almost like Clutch back in houston except this is all on Atkinson and the organization. I’ll get my news elsewhere for now and Get away from the hate and negativity.

  • CJSHYY

    Rox needs to pay him 10M per year…. Hope not…

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/804861230720647168

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    I think he will…

  • blueCypher

    Woj says Rockets will likely match this

  • psalm234

    no worries 🙂

    some Lin fans just get over-anxious due to the absence of news and temporarily can’t see the Nets positives.
    Keep Believ-Lin! Rest and stay strong ⛳️ 🎾

  • takeme2cruz

    Walk the walk pls.

  • takeme2cruz

    If it’s not nagativity now then you’re only lie to yourself.

  • takeme2cruz

    You want positive news? How? Where?

  • takeme2cruz

    The negative now is why the Nets are not being clear about lin’s situation?

    The king of using Facebook, Twitter etc..Jeremy Lin is nowhere to be found.

  • takeme2cruz

    Even if they the a Nets wanted to be cautious about lin coming back early, it thousands times more danger for him to come back to rescue the Nets from a deep hole. You don’t want Secretariat to have another knee surgery, do you?

  • psalm234

    GM Sean Marks and the Nets are smart.

    They need to reach the salary floor cap so they had nothing to lose by offering DMo $9.8M to reach it.
    Otherwise they get financial penalty. So HOU might still match it but it’s worth taking a stab at a proven player like DMo even with the back injury risk.

    Now we wait 3 days until Monday to see HOU decision.

    CAP IMPACT
    Brooklyn
    The Nets rank 29th in the league with $76.1 million in payroll and would incur an additional $9.8 million cap hit this season.

    Motiejunas’ salary will also put Brooklyn right at the $84.8 million salary floor. Had the Nets not reached 90 percent of the salary cap, they would have incurred a financial penalty that would have been distributed to their current players after the season.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/breaking-down-the-donatas-motiejunas-offer-sheet-014107635.html

  • Barry Allen

    Let’s look at the positives! Let’s say Lin comes back in 2 games……

    Nets record may be: 5-17
    Games left to be played: 60

    When Lin comes back he’ll just need to win 35/60 (~60%) to get them into the playoffs.

    Simple!

  • takeme2cruz

    I did that multiple times 2 weeks after his hamstring occurred.

  • psalm234

    He used Instagram yesterday to post a message “Light my path, oh Lord!!”

    We just need to watch for more messages. Some Lin fans already asked the Nets for more update.
    I expect they will have to give some update soon with more pressure.

  • sport

    Already knew Nets will cut a PF for sure if they sign DMO. THey have 5 PFs right now Lopez, Hamilton, Booker, Scola, and McCullough (DNP most of the time), that’s way too many for a team.

  • takeme2cruz

    Asking for Lord now showed he’s lost. Lin is so ready to play psalm.

  • sport

    You can thank Atkinson for being dumb and blind by keeping and making someone like Vasquez as 2nd Point Guard. Any casual basketball could see Vasquez shouldn’t even be signed during preseason. His infatuations with scrxbs like Vasquez, Foye, and RHJ is mind boggling. So glad Vasquez is gone, hope Foye will be gone as well. I can still sort of take RHJ off the bench but they can do so much better. RHJ being on the team takes away previous minutes from both Harris and Kilpatrick who, are all both starter material and miles better than him! I seriously think both Foye and RHJ needs to go to make room for actual talents like Kilpatrick and Harris to share the SG minutes! At most RHJ is only 3rd stringer.

  • hchao

    “The terms of the offer sheet are rife with protections against recurring back problems ” and “could make it even more palatable for the Rockets to match and retain the 7-footer.”

    doesn’t sound good…

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources-donatas-motiejunas-signs-offer-sheet-with-nets-005834304.html

    The Brooklyn Nets have signed Houston Rockets restricted free-agent forward Donatas Motiejunas to a four-year and likely $35 million offer sheet, league sources told The Vertical.

    The terms of the offer sheet are rife with protections against recurring back problems that have sidelined Motiejunas and could make it even more palatable for the Rockets to match and retain the 7-footer. The contract delivers the ability to void the final two years of the contract, as well as an opportunity to bail on the second season before the end of the 2016-17 season, league sources told The Vertical.

    The offer sheet has Motiejunas earning $5 million upon the signing of the contract, and the team has to decide by Jan. 10 whether to pay him another $3.5 million for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, league sources said.

    By March 1, the team has to pick up the option for $9 million owed to Motiejunas for the 2017-18 season, sources said.

  • psalm234

    I checked Nov 17 that Mike Fratello said Lin told him he’d be ready to play in 3-4 games (Celtics game)

    Either the Nets are too overly cautious or there’s something else.
    But the Nets would need to give update to the fans very soon.

  • sport

    Yes these young guys need playoff experience asap to boost their inexperience and confidence.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s exactly I have been questioning. Things are so behind closed door regarding lin status.

    I do not trust Marks n Atkinson the way I used to anymore.

  • Barry Allen

    ‘Light my path’…. so he’s going to the Suns!

  • psalm234

    lol .. I was thinking he’ll return on Dec 7 Nuggets game since it was blue light

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BNgOgBrgKMQ/

  • psalm234

    Lin is in Milwaukee.
    He’s in good spirit teasing Rondae about his manliest drink, “Sweet Smoothie”
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/804881202607833089

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think he’s happy if DM can really come to Nets. I also think he will be back soon.

  • takeme2cruz

    Why can’t lin even show us his running and shooting instead?

  • joy

    First, I do live in a real world. I see the Nets keep losing and that make me very upset. Secondly, I do question about some of the players SM signed and KA’s strategies and capabilities (but not his intention because it’s too early to tell). Lastly, no one expect their best player would get injured so soon and that changed lots of things (including Lin’s – check how frustrated and helpless from his latest Instagram). You can keep guessing and write what’s in your mind but theyre not facts IMO.

  • joy

    Perhaps he’s not allowed. Don’t ask me why.

  • joy

    Me too!

  • joy

    Lin said a prayer to the Lord in his Instagram yesterday. He’s given his worries and confusion to God so he’s happy now. How I wish he doesn’t have to go through so many trials. smh

  • CJSHYY
  • Rocky

    This “Light my path, or Lord” message indicates that Lin is in a situation he does not like. It seems that he might be disappointed, frustrated and can not see his direction, and hence he is seeking guidance from Lord. Lin has not been telling much on social media. This is actually a scary sign for me. I’m not as confident as the rest on his injury. I pray that his injury will be healed soon.

  • Rocky

    When neither the team nor Lin provides the updates, it is not a good sign. They have reasons not to tell… It seems that the situation might be complicated.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Ticket & rating…. haha!

  • CJSHYY

    Lin said that…He’s given his worries and confusion to God so he’s happy now.

  • psalm234

    Lin is having fun teaching Randy Foye Mandarin during tepannyaki dinner
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/804916002093821952

  • guest

    I’m curious as to why Lin is confused? If he’s talking about his hamstring injury, he should know where he is at in the process. I’m playing devil’s advocate, but is it because he is confused why he isn’t playing yet?

  • guest

    DMo will help Nets and Lin a lot. He’s 7ft, agile, can post up, shoot, REBOUND, and play D. More importantly, can play pick n roll with Lin! Deadly new duo. I don’t think Morey will match.

  • Barry Allen

    doctors always err on the side of caution. if he feels fine, hopefully he will play. in about 5 more games the season is gone anyways.

  • spiderman

    The block feature is always a good option

  • CJSHYY

    I think DM will be really good for Lin & Nets. But to Rox, they don’t need him why needs to pay 10M for a bench?

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  • Rick James

    what if 10 more games?

  • Rick James

    injury prone..he hasn’t played in almost 2 years

  • Barry Allen

    Let’s look at the positives! Let’s say Lin comes back in 10 games……

    Nets record may be: 5-25
    Games left to be played: 52

    When Lin comes back he’ll just need to win 35/52 (~67.3%) to get them into the playoffs.

    That’s much harder.

  • joy

    hybruzzy:Just served a very humble and and down to Earth gent,along w some of his very generous Brooklyn Nets squad-mayes
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/804948077807169536

  • aggressiveplayer

    psalm, you’re always reasonable and positive. I thank you for that. I commend you because you’re a great member and moderator of this community, but I’m going to have to go with Acbc on this one.

    The hate and negativity towards Atkinson and the Nets has gotten to be too much for me and I think it’s best for myself to take a break from all this, at least until the Nets start winning. Cheers.

  • fungch1218

    Forget it. The Rockets must match the offer sheet.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Has Lin stated he’s confused?….It could be Lin is starting to get frustrated with the Nets timeline…I get a sense Lin is fine and Brooklyn is simply being radically over-cautious…This could take a toll on a player who feels he’s fine and ready to play.

  • Epie

    I don’t like to read blatant hate comments on KA and Nets either, but most of the negative comments I see are just frustrations. I see no problem with fans who want to express their frustrations and disappointments here. Those extreme ones get moderated by our awesome mods anyway.

  • Chris B.

    $10M dirt cheap for a 7ft player. The contract is riddle with contingency on good health. It is as safe as it can get. Morey would be a fool not to match it. Even if DMO doesn’t play for another year, the scheming Morey can flip him for a mid first rounder just like Asik. DMO. Is a lot better than Asik.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    His running game is a good match with Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It is just fair. All DMO needs to show is that he can play until March 1 before he gets $18m for 2 years; $4m more than the Rockets wants to pay. The Nets is the only team that offers DMO a contract.
    The best part is he will pocket $5M for whatever happens. He’s guaranteed $5m and only $2m less than the Rockets.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Definitely, he has proved that he can handle Lin’s pass. He’s 7ft while Booker is only 6’8″. DMO can stretch the floor much better than Booker. Moreover with DMO at power forward, Booker can move to small forward too. That adds to the depth of the team in fierce competition for a playoff spot should the Nets turn the season around.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Booker and McCullough can move to 3. Scola at his age is a good back up for 15 minutes a game at 4. DMO can run!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That 2 years on back end definitely is a bonus of the Nets for offering DMO the contract. All DMO needs to do is to show that he could play until Jan 10 for and additional $3.5M after paying him $5M to begin with.

    DMO receives $5M guaranteed. If he shows remotely that he could play, the Nets will pay him $3.5M for this season which is > $7M that the Rockets offered. If DMO receives more than one offer, the Nets won’t stand a chance to get him!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Probably not; he hasn’t played for a long time! All he needs to prove is that he’s healthy. The Nets has lots of patience to get him in shape systematically and gently.

  • pistolpete

    Any way to put pressure on management to disclose information on Lin’s injury?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Simply because Kenny is addicted to players development.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    DMO can run, he can pass and he has no problem of sinking open 3s. He will be a great addition for the Nets. $37m for 4 years is definitely a steal.

  • CJSHYY

    Hope Morey will not match. Rox plays well w/o DM so they really don’t need him.

    https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/804866954695680004
    https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/804927322491121664

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rockets would not be able to give DMO the minutes that the Nets could. So DMO would easily get pass the March deadline and pocket $18M. That’s what Morey tried to avoid. So it will be less likely for the Rockets to match this.

  • takeme2cruz

    MDA’S system can’t go wrong.

  • takeme2cruz

    That hamstring looks perfectly fine.

  • CJSHYY

    In fact, it will be 20M w bonus.

  • Grace

    https://twitter.com/cnm_jlin_vids/status/798767688063401984
    https://twitter.com/cnm_jlin_vids/status/798999909068374016
    Did anyone else hear Fratello say this during the Lakers game broadcast? If Paul really heard Fratello correctly, and JLin really told Fratello that he’d return 5-8 days after the Lakers game, then something is fishy. It’s now been 18 days since the Lakers game and Lin is still only “hoping to practice soon.”

  • heart

    Re-watch Nov 15, 2016, Nets vs Lakers, 4th Quarter @ mark 25:49. That’s why we have questions…

  • Epie

    This is not a conspiracy theory or anything, just my guess. I remember Lin had like a 40 min practice sometime ago, maybe they felt he is not fully recovered and extended the time frame. Just a guess.

  • DX

    Yes, 2 weeks ago but that was private practice not team.

  • Epie

    Yeah, either way, I think thats when they evaluated him again to see if he was ready.

  • TTNN

    I honestly think Lin had a setback during his recovery.

    Just for the nature of the injury, and for Lin’s character, he wanted back too much, that he could easily over trained. I honestly think during that west coast trip, Lin was only have initial recovering, so it was progressing very well. But after he come back to NY, and after he start to build up his training, I’m afraid he might had a setback that is holding him longer than everyone was anticipating.

  • Grace

    It was just running for 45 minutes which doesn’t put as much strain on the hamstrings as real practice with sudden starts, stops and change of direction.

  • TTNN

    Just got a chance to look into D-Mo’s contract, and I think there is a good chance that Rocket don’t match.

    If Houston matches D-Mo’s offer, then they will not be able to trade him for a year. And that year covers next summer FA period too. And if Houston does not want D-Mo just walk, they will need to pick him up in 3 months to guarantee his second year.

    Without D-Mo on the book, Rockets next summer could have ~ 20 million space to sign another decent player, or with some manipulations, he could even after a big Max player. However, with D-Mo on the book, and by that time, he will have the second year guaranteed, but not tradable, Rockets will lose that flexibility and will have only 10 million space left, which would only good enough to get a bench player. If Houston decided in 3 month not to pick up his second year, then D-Mo will not only not tradable, but he will be free to walk next summer. Then Houston spend 5 million or 9 million this year to sign a player that is not really needed in their roster, and could not be an asset, so that 9 million per year is pretty much wasted.

    On the other hand, that’s a great protection to Nets, we will need to spend this 9 million this year anyway, if D-Mo is not healthy, we could find out in 3 month and not pick up the second year. But if he is any good, team could keep him for another 3 years with a great contract. And team has exit in any of the three years, if D-Mo do not last.

    So, I think we have a pretty good chance to get him, and we are not break the bank and run a high risk for it.

  • Epie

    Ok thanks for the information

  • heart

    Ya! He’s bending his left leg and leaning on his left knee, stretching his left hamstring. That’s supposed to be the injured left hamstring, isn’t it?

  • Grace

    The problem with the setback theory is that it is the absolute opposite of the concensus theory which is that the Nets are super overly cautious. If Lin had a setback then they were not cautious enough in bringing him back slowly. If he had a setback that really sucks.

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  • psalm234

    Excellent analysis!

    Morey would love to trade DMo as an asset but there might not be high demand due to the back injury risk.
    Let’s hope he’s afraid DMo is just taking up the cap space (that he loves so much) in a roster that doesn’t need him.

    He said he’ll talk with ownership first. Hope they’re on the same page.

  • psalm234

    new G19 thread

    G19 Brooklyn Nets (5-13) 2nd Try vs Milwaukee Bucks (9-8)
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g19-nets-vs-bucks/
    Nets needs @JLin7 back to create efficient O & organize D
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/805127923501932545

  • sport

    if Ka is even willing to give McCullough decent minutes.

  • sws94

    Lin isn’t even practicing yet from what has been reported. Unless he is and the reporters don’t know.

  • psalm234

    yeah, I wish people would give more grace to Coach KA and the Nets
    They are frustrated with the losing but for once Coach KA and the Nets are very protective of Lin.

    Hopefully the Nets would give update soon since it creates so much uncertainty.

  • YellowClaw

    k cool

  • YellowClaw

    meh