G19 CHA @CHI Game Thread

After 2 days rest, would Jeremy Lin’s sore ankle heal enough for him to play aggressively against the Bulls? More importantly, would Clifford allow him to play extended time (22 min) like in the Bucks game with 0 TOs despite not scoring a lot?

Scoring and Free Throws are still Clifford’s consistent way to give min to his players.

Check out the average minutes based on JLin’s FT attempts:
JLin18_FTvsMin
They clearly show a trend that JLin earned more Playing Time when his FT attempts increased.
His highest average Playing minutes are 26min when he had at least 6 FT attempts.

Let’s hope JLin find a way to draw a lot of FT attempts to help him to get PT and chance to close out games. Let’s go, JLin! Relax, be your aggressive self & just play your game on matter what happens


Game link

 

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    1st

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    2nd

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    3rd

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    All in for Lin

  • Solo

    Go JLine

  • occupatio

    @ original post
    The reason Lin gets more minutes is NOT BECAUSE he gets more free throws.
    It’s the other way around: he gets more FTs when he gets more minutes.

    And more specifically, when Lin is NOT pulled from the game before the end of the 2nd and 4th quarters (which is what happens whenever his minutes are shortened), he is able to feast on the team bonus free throws that he helped accumulate.

  • Hope

    4/2/10 min , the anti lin jinx.

  • JoeTeam

    GSW, TOR … TOR punches and GSW counters big. But I feel TOR will hang around, and this will be a good game.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is at his best when he read the defense then signaling his offense.

    Lin is at his worst when coach gave him the play before everything else.

  • JoeTeam

    There you go, o-debs and 3 3s by KLowry.

  • JoeTeam

    Lin gets FTs when he is used as PG, as when he’s SG, there isn’t much chance to get a foul in this no-catch-n-shoot offense.

  • LinMad

    In Lamb’s pre-game interview, he said “we have to share the ball on offense”. <- I think Lamb has also been marginalized on the court when Kemba/Batum are on the floor but not as bad as Lin has been. I really hope Lin gets to play PG for 2nd unit with Lamb at least 13-15 minutes a game. But I doubt it will ever happen.

  • JoeTeam

    LambMad lol?

  • LinMad

    yes, i mean I remember one game Lamb got pretty pissed cause he was playing with starters and no one passed it to him. During timeout, after making a few big shots he was like see, all I need is the ball.

  • I agree that Lin can feast on bonus FTs at the end of the 2nd and 4th quarter when he has more minutes.

    But I also get the sense that Clifford really didn’t value Lin’s defense and playmaking more than his scoring (including his FTs). It’s as if he looked to either play Lin/Lamb/Al or whoever can help score most at the end of games.

    I expected Clifford to be smarter to appreciate Lin’s defense, playmaking but that’s not really how he decided to close games lately.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s not that they don’t know Lin, it’s the policy to prevent Lin’s popularity getting out of control.

    You shouldn’t in the NBA business if you don’t know Lin’s bread and butter is PnR.

  • JoeTeam

    it’s hurting his efficiency numbers. that’s for sure because he gets the minutes. Lin is pretty efficient most games except when he goes into Igoudala, Danny Green mode.

  • LinMad

    it’s already out of control and they need to acknowledge is superstar status

  • cdblue10

    First

  • DX

    First what?

  • cdblue10

    First just wanna type it in as first.:-)

  • Phillycheese

    Lin didn’t get to play much recently. Hope this is not the case again, but I don’t have high hopes. Preconditioned, I guess.

  • DX

    I see, you are maybe 11st. 😉

  • DX

    No surprise, starters will dig a hole first. as normal So just watch the game from the last 2 minutes of 1Q.

  • cdblue10

    lol

  • Briiick

    This one puts a lot of pressure on Cliff because Hornets are ranked 9th now and he used to lose to CHI by letting Walker shoot and win by letting Lin facilitate. If Cliff loses this one he is in a losing streak.

  • sws94

    Don’t know how Lin’s ankle is. This is a big team, rebounds are being stressed by all in the pre-game, not a game where the team goes small much. Could affect Lin’s time on court. Lin should have little problems with Brooks defending him but Chicago’s coach my not have that matchup much. I hope he takes a good amount of mid-range shots, gets no more than 1 foul in the first half.

  • sws94

    Batum more likely to facilitate more than Lin. Look for the usual, Lin on defense. Kemba and Batum control the offense.

  • CJSHYY
  • DX

    Don’t think so.

  • sws94

    Clifford said yesterday usual lineup. PR will feature different players per promotion.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Already making excuse for Lin lack of playing time by the lied coach? The only way Cliff would play Lin more if he valued winning before politic.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin, please make 100% shooting, 0 TO, great D so it’s impossible for Cliff to take you out after 6 min.

  • sws94

    Lamb’s own end-of-game play may make Clifford go with Lin. Clifford seems to be going with matchups, may still favor Lin when all is said and done. Right now, just doesn’t seem like Lin’s time but that can change.

  • DX

    And no PF, leading less than 10 pts and more than 2 pts.Also depend on how Kemba, Batum, Lamb, Kambinsky play.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I like Lamb.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Damn I thought mine was already impossible.

  • Briiick

    also don’t take more shots than Lawson.

  • occupatio

    what is ‘per promotiion’?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t think Lin shot more than Lawson in the past few games.

  • wu kong

    So JLin’s per 36 raw numbers are actually quite nice: if you notice his fg% is ~41% not so good…. but his paying time is below 30 minutes and some of the data I had looked at for previous years is pretty spot on… (see post below)

  • wu kong

    some of the over under 30 minutes data for JLin:

  • wu kong

    that web address above is no longer functioning… I shut that down… sorry I should have deleted it from the picture..

  • Kids always bring JLin’s best smiles
    https://twitter.com/SteveRogers23/status/673274791353294848

  • sws94

    I meant more the before-game twitter posters. They’ll show Batum, Lin, Kemba, Al, Lamb, and other notable players against a star on the other team they are playing tonight.

  • NONONO

    The numbers could have been much better if Lin was allowed to play the role as 2011-2012. I believe his overall skills are much better than Linsanity period. Linsanity was created by him, coach D’Antoni and supportive/talent teammates

  • cdblue10

    Al on injury list?Is he really injured?

  • NONONO

    GSW +1 , 20 secs left

  • wu kong

    I just love his silliness… and Kaminsky is a hoot.

  • this could be a Christmas Card for MJ lol

  • cdblue10

    Hahaha

  • occupatio

    wu kong, the FG% is more meaningful if split between 2P and 3P. lin shoots a lot of 3s proportionally speaking, so thats going to drag down his general FG%. but his 2P% is good.

    2P% is .459
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01.html#all_per_game

  • sws94

    streak in tact.

  • NONONO

    look like his ankle is fine. it is up to Cliff to free him.

  • NONONO

    +2 in 7 sec

  • cdblue10

    Can’t bend like that if your ankle is stiff and injured.

  • sws94

    ok, waiting for final score.

  • wu kong

    just comparing apples to apples. comparing to data I did last year on the over under 30 minutes…

  • occupatio

    cept lin didnt shoot that many 3s in LA, in both absolute and proportional terms, so is that really apples to apples?

  • Acbc

    We get that you have Clifford already. You repeated over and over again and over again. Shut the up already.

  • wu kong

    My 30 min data is not LA

  • occupatio

    im not following what your chart is filtering. it doesnt seem to match the text you write about it.

    are these per 36 numbers in general or per 36 numbers when playing under or over 30 min?

  • NONONO

    +1 in 3sec

  • wu kong

    my point is that his fg% will go up if given more playing time… that includes both the 2p and 3p fg%’s . Just trying to comfort some in that his numbers are good and exactly what you would expect for this low playing time.

  • wu kong

    two charts… one below has my 30 minutes over and under actaul numbers data…. one above is the career per 36 minutes avgs

  • wu kong

    refresh to see both

  • NONONO

    Rose’s stats is not good (FG 34.3% 3pt 18.8%). Did anyone watch his games recently?

  • rookie75094

    Corey Joseph messed up..lol

  • 112-109 GSW won. 21-0 now

    Curry vs Lowry posted good numbers

    Stephen Curry
    GS – PG 44 PTS, 2 REB, 7 AST

    Kyle Lowry
    TOR – PG 41 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST

  • sws94

    Very close. That’s an impressive game for Lowry, former Rockets PG.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s in good mood.

  • occupatio

    im still not sure what the point of the data is.

  • Lowry is having a great season indeed

  • LinMad

    is that a dbz pose?

  • John Focker

    Both put up stats that are very un-Kemba-like.

    Kemba – 12M
    Lowry – 12M
    Curry – 11.37M

    Go figure.

  • it’s a good sign.
    I think having family around helps him a lot

  • John Focker

    Rockets has been the PG graveyard in the past five years.

  • jeremy

    I think its the other way around
    Lin gets more FTs when hes allowed to play more minutes

  • jeremy

    Horrible

  • LinMad

    I’m not excited about these games anymore. Knowing that Lin is always last in, first out and not closing. I don’t see them winning unless coach uses Lin the way he usually does when team really needs to win.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Maybe also bc Cliff agreed to play more team ball today?!

  • I can’t tell what expression Lin had

    https://twitter.com/jace_darling/status/673303485299994632

  • John Focker

    Kobe and post-injury Rose are proof that stats are irrelevant, only marketing is.

  • wu kong

    Just trying to comfort some in that his numbers are good and exactly what you would expect for this low playing time.

    the chart above is the per 36 career averages from NBA stat data…

    Right now Jlin’s per 36 numbers are quite nice. The biggest difference is the fg% ( yes that is 2’s and 3’s combined)….

    His fg% right now is ~41% .

    Now look at the chart below ( my chart where I was analyzing over and under 30 minute playing time data for Houston years I did not do LA I should go back and do it) you see if his play time is below 30 minutes his fg% is historically ~41%… if he got more playing time the data all indicate his fg% would increase ( both 2 p fg% and 3P fg% and combined fg%) and his numbers would be even better.

  • jeremy

    their stats arent even impressive

  • LinMad

    if today’s game seems unfair to Lin, I’m going to request a refund from League Pass. I had enough.

  • NONONO

    me too

  • sws94

    You’re not getting any refund. You can watch whatever game you like until the season is over so maybe find a team you like and watch them. There’s no justification for a refund.

  • cdblue10

    How many minutes will Lin play today?

  • John Focker

    They’re not just “unimpressive”, they’re downright POOR…which is EXACTLY why I said stats are IRRELEVANT.

  • LinMad

    nice, I mean I’ll still watch the games on streaming sites but not going to support a team that doesn’t respect Lin’s role on the team.

  • wu kong

    goofy happy?

  • LinMad

    nah, I can get a partial refund and I only bought the Hornets stream. So they’ll know what’s up. I’ll let them know “Not enough Jeremy Lin”

  • John Focker

    Good luck gutting the snake.

  • Dorothy

    I use Verizon Fios, and I can ask for a pro-rated refund if I decide to quit now.

  • Guest

    Lin will play around 20 minutes

  • sws94

    Well, good luck. I bought it to watch any game in case Lin was traded.

  • cdblue10

    How about like this….”Too much Kemba boring “

  • LinMad

    i have that too. If I can’t get a refund, I’ll just chargeback

  • Steppen03

    YES!!!
    GS WARRIORS Keeps On Rolling!
    Curry 44 points! He’s Awesome!

    Go, Hornets! Grab this one!
    JL7 – let’s have a really good game =)

  • LinMad

    hoping for 25+, but probably 15-20. It’s really not about the minutes anymore. It’s about the touches.

  • cdblue10

    I’ll go for 25minutes because they need a win.

  • LinMad

    Nah i want them to know exactly why, maybe “Too little Jeremy Lin, racist NBA”

  • Steppen03

    Yeah, Lowry wasn’t himself in the postseason last season. He’s all fire up to redeem himself.

  • jlim7

    You should also write you bought to see Lin PnR and not to see Lin standing in the corner.

  • cdblue10

    I’ll be watching Bulls feed,who knows?…. Lin would be a Bull after Dec 15

  • occupatio

    the bulls introduction is pretty cool. im watching the chicago feed.

  • LinMad

    and “I’m subscribing to MLB cause they treat Asians better than the NBA. Just look at the Dodgers.”

  • John Focker

    Neither am I. Mainly watching to see Kemba blown out of the water and the occasional Jeremy spurt. Clifford’s political coaching and poor sub pattern makes watching Lakers/Rox lose seem more entertaining.

  • jlim7

    If you bought one team package, you can ask to switch team anytime.

  • occupatio

    i see. thx for explanation.

    the 30 over/under numbers are hard to interpret. someone might say, when he doesnt play well, the coaches dont play him more. (instead of saying that lin plays better with more minutes). so its hard to say what the signiificance of the numbers really is.

  • cdblue10

    Electrifying…they just need to be in the final.Bulls music were used to be hair raising scary.

  • wu kong

    I looked at that actually… game by game… lots of data… no correlation to playing well first half and earning more minutes

  • John Focker

    Kemba’s playmaking reminds me of Acie Law.

  • wow Bulls blew a layup.
    No wonder they have trouble scoring

  • I don’t remember how Acie Law played anymore lol

  • NONONO

    i am not interested in watching 1st quarter, and try to find what people most talk about on twitter. Here is what I got.

  • CJSHYY

    They have better ball movement today… Lin seems in good mood for his teammates.

  • cdblue10

    Because they need a win very badly

  • CJSHYY

    Also play more team today. No wonder Lin is in good mood.

  • John Focker

    Man, Bulls need a faster PG who can defend. Any suggestions? *wink*

  • CJSHYY

    I think Hornets maybe can get a win today.

  • LinMad

    LIN

  • Lin Win

    Scoring well!

  • and much better hair LOL

  • sws94

    ok. I like to watch other games so I’m good with it. But thanks for info.

  • John Focker

    Kemba-led Hornets are VERY good at squandering leads. Do NOT underestimate. 😉

  • LinMad

    we’ll see if they pass to Lin later in the game or not

  • cdblue10

    Then Kemba will try to win by himself

  • CJSHYY

    Good block by Zeller.

  • John Focker

    Marvin and Batum bailing Walker out.

  • Lin Win

    Why do they let Zeller shoot 3s instead of Lin. Always pisses me off!

  • TTNN

    then he got drove by Rose

  • Briiick

    Yes, a losing streak is a nightmare for Cliff but does force him to unleash Lin.

  • NONONO

    Lin is not in their plan

  • John Focker

    He also allowed Rose’s 3. Rose in his current state must see slow Walker as a blessing.

  • Lin Win

    Wow Zeller foul what kind of call was that. Zeller was standing still with hands up!

  • LinMad

    I have feeling Roberts might go in before Lin

  • blubell

    Jeremy coming in.

  • Great D by Hornets with 2 stls & 1 blk.
    Much better ball-movement

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Also more fast break. Lin likes it that’s why he’s high today. LOL!

  • Lin Win

    Wow fastest time Lin gets subbed in.

  • John Focker

    Not really great ball movement, Walker’s over-dribbling bailed out several times by Batum’s long arms and Marvin’s help.

  • LinMad

    means that hornets FO heard us

  • TTNN

    Lin is needed when AI is not around. Glad coach realize that.

  • that’s what I meant.
    Ball moved out of Kemba’s hand = good ball-movement LOL

  • TTNN

    Wow, that’s the line up I like the 2nd most. Great.

  • LinMad

    Lin caught that Batum airball lol

  • Lin and Frank came in at 3:42 for Hairston & Marvin Wiliams

    Very interesting. Before Lamb

  • LinMad

    Lin with the steal?

  • Great decision-making by Lin on 2nd opp.
    Pass to Zeller-Frank for easy putback

  • John Focker

    The Lin-Zeller-Kaminsky sequence, THAT was good ball movement that converted.

  • Got a feeling Clifford is testing Kemba/Lin/Batum plus Frank/Zeller lineup to close games

  • NONONO

    Lin, please not overhelps in the paint.

  • John Focker

    Yay, Lin getting FTs! More FTs more PT, or vice versa…

  • cdblue10

    That hurt for Hinrich

  • blubell

    1-2ft

  • Lin Win

    Againwith the miss FTs come on man

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaha

  • blubell

    Kemba ISO

  • John Focker

    ISO Walker with ugly garbage shot…

  • Lin help D to cut off McDermott caused him to miss layup

  • jeremy

    Kemba-ball time

  • MoominFloren

    Wasted a possession

  • LinMad

    That Kemba brick

  • Lin Win

    That’s why Lin can’t play SG.
    He gets easily posted up and needs a double team.
    If Walker comes to help then we will give an open shot.

  • Briiick

    and Cliff gets a little worried.

  • sws94

    I hate that dribble down the clock stuff into a bad shot. Run a play.

  • John Focker

    Very reminiscent of non-clutch Harden.

  • LinMad

    Why is Frank getting the green light over Lin? He’s 1-4

  • sws94

    Butler is a great player. Lin has good post up defense. It’s a tough matchup.

  • cdblue10

    He needs to seek the ball,these dimw*ts will not give him the ball

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Walker should go for a coffee break. Let JLin finish the job.

  • Papillon

    Lin has always had good post-up defense, even against bigger or longer guys.

  • LinMad

    How is Lin 0-1 FGA? He never shot?

  • he also made Butler gave up the ball 2x instead of posting him up

  • cdblue10

    He realized to shoot more to stay longer on the court

  • Lin Win

    Look at the league’s SG. Lin’s body is just not built for the SG role. If Lin even has a shot at the SG role he needs some post moves.

  • Briiick

    haha, i was about to say it, guess ballhogs do look similar to a certain degree.

  • John Focker

    Blocked after catching Batum miss.

  • Lin Win

    That was the point! He gives up the ball after the double team comes for an open shot.

  • LinMad

    oh ya, the airball he caught

  • Rick Johnson

    Kemba shoots and misses contested 3 over Butler instead of passing to open Lin

  • blubell

    why isn’t Jeremy PG? Lamb and Hawes binging up the ball?

  • Bad TO by Hawes

  • NONONO

    Hawes wants to play PG too

  • Lin Win

    Hawes useless again.

  • Briiick

    Cliff is not desperate yet. Hope they lose this one.

  • NONONO

    Ball never come back to Lin after he passes.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    He can shoot the 3s. But please don’t dribble

  • jeremy

    Bigs are trash

  • LinMad

    who’s not guarding their guy?

  • John Focker

    Hawes mainly.

  • Lin Win

    I’m so pissed at these dumb Frank,Zelller and Hawes 3s. They can never hit an open shot yet they still do it.

  • sws94

    Bench needs to step it up. Energy, passing, movement. Hope they figure it out.

  • LinMad

    happens when coach refuses to let Lin run the PG all season. Ain’t no player will respect him.

  • Lin Win

    No he can’t ! He’s 0.286 3pt%

  • jeremy

    Bigs need to set better screens for Lin and Lamb
    they are so useless and try to get lamb more open shots

  • John Focker

    Hawes needs to take a hike, Tyler deserves more minutes.

  • cdblue10

    The bigs are more interested on shooting 3’s than helping to get picks and offensive rebounds….lol

  • LinMad

    PnR with Lin is better

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Cliffs game plan. Bigs shooting 3s

  • Papillon

    I wonder if JLin’s ankle is still bothering him. He just doensn’t seem to have that explosiveness.

  • LinMad

    ya trade Lin, I had enough of this team. If it ain’t one thing, it’s another thing they are doing wrong. Tyler should play with Lin.

  • Pete Roces

    All the bigs shooting 3s are all on coach, if the coach tell them let Lin set up the play, they will follow.

  • NONONO

    From SportsCenter, “Over the last 2 seasons, Kemba Walker leads NBA w/ 3 go-ahead baskets in last 3 seconds of 4th quarter or OT.” I thought Kobe or Harden was the #1 in that category.

  • Papillon

    shooting 3’s and running the point (Hawes the point center)

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • Singapore BB Fan

    No more excuses. He has to be given the authority to run the p.lay

  • blubell

    assist to Hawes 3

  • Briiick

    Well said. I am tired of people telling Lin to do this and that, without realizing Cliff has well below average offensive ideas in the league.

  • LinMad

    Lin is so unselfish. He gives ppl the ball when their wide open.

  • NONONO

    Does Lin try to avoid TO and not attacking rim?

  • Lin Win

    Kobe shoots at 5-6 seconds.
    Har en passes the ball up at the 3second mark.

  • LinMad

    I think coach wants him to playmake

  • cdblue10

    Don’t pass the ball to Lamb

  • blubell

    No foul?

  • blubell

    Good charge

  • Great D by Lin drawing offensive charge on DRose

  • John Focker

    No one appreciates it when Jeremy puts his body on the line.

  • blubell

    We did 🙂

  • MoominFloren

    Yes

  • blubell

    Nice cut!!

  • cdblue10

    Nice cut

  • BEautiful backdoor cut. Hawes found Lin for a layup!

  • LinMad

    finally! a play for Lin!

  • cdblue10

    Nice fish from Rose.2 fouls just from Lin alone

  • NONONO

    Lin > Rose.

  • Papillon

    Been a couple of those beautiful Hawes to Lin cutting plays this season.

  • LinMad

    does Lin get 2 FTs?

  • cdblue10

    Probably

  • Lin Win

    You don’t see a lot of easy buckets for Lin from good passes that often.

  • cdblue10

    2 shots

  • LinMad

    ya its always the other way around. They need to make plays for Lin too.

  • Lin Win

    Better not miss any.

  • cdblue10

    Inbound

  • LinMad

    don’t jinx it

  • blubell

    Jeremy is out?

  • Dorothy

    yep

  • cdblue10

    He’s about to get his momentum…lol

  • jeremy

    yep

  • John Focker

    Go Bulls! Get a 10-0 run!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    That’s the reason.

  • jeremy

    Thats why Cliff took him out lol jk

  • Lin Win

    Batum being lazy on defense haha

  • LinMad

    I guess they called timeout before Lin got fouled

  • DX

    WTF, Lin just made Rose’s 2 PFs.

  • John Focker

    You mistakenly added “jk”.

  • MoominFloren

    9:56 for the 1st half
    I guess 20 min for Lin tonight…

  • sws94

    Don’t like it. Lin was beginning to get into rhythm. He still seems a little low on energy but he was beginning to heat up.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    You can’t do that

  • LinMad

    Lamb’s going to be playing defensively now since Kemba/Batum are in the lineup. He probably hates it but its the same thing Lin goes through.

  • NONONO

    Lin never gets credit from his good D

  • John Focker

    Lin gets benched now when anyone gets “2 PF”, not just himself. smh

  • Lin Win

    Gasol showing Zeller he’s 5 years too early to challenge him.

  • cdblue10

    Lollol

  • John Focker

    He gets rewarded with “extra rest” for putting his body on the line. How “nice” of Clifford.

  • Papillon

    It was a non-shooting foul.

  • Papillon

    LOL

  • NONONO

    getting messy…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    J Lin needs to use his left hand to make lay up when he’s driving left…Trying to use your right hand on the left side makes the lay up a bit tougher because the defender is trailing you on your right hand shoulder.

    Even on the last play before jeremy was taking out, he could had extended his left arm to lay up with left hand..Ended up not even throwing it up.

  • LinMad

    Lamb’s going to be 4th-5th shooting option

  • Lin Win

    Hawes gave gasol his easiest shot of the game.

  • LinMad

    nvm

  • NONONO

    Kemba dancing around on D

  • LinMad

    I guess we’re supposed to be happy cause Lin got 10 minutes first half compared to 5 minutes last game. 13 minutes last game altogether.

  • NONONO

    Did Bulter get 3fs?

  • sws94

    Lin was at the scorer’s table then walked back. Anyone see that?

  • jeremy

    Lin was about to go in then they were like nah 2q is almost over go back to the bench
    even the teammates are preventing Lin from coming back in LOL

  • John Focker

    He must’ve been studying tons of James Harden videos. ISOs like the beard, defends by ball-watching like the beard.

  • LinMad

    he wanted to go in?

  • Timmy Ha

    Lin has to stop running into defenders.. if he could control the game like CP3 he would be much better

  • LinMad

    who told him to go? LOL

  • guest

    A timeout was going to be called.

  • blubell
  • Lin Win

    Don’t be delusional. The only guy that calls the substitutions is the coach.

  • Timmy Ha

    LOL Lin a fool

  • LinMad

    I wonder who he was about to replace?

  • cdblue10

    He’s back

  • Papillon

    Clifford didn’t

  • Timmy Ha

    Why does Hansborough play the last 2 minutes of the half?

  • LinMad

    Lin’s in

  • cdblue10

    Same back cut

  • jeremy

    its a joke you dumb

  • LinMad

    nice!

  • Papillon

    Cut, receive wide open pass, finger roll, rinse, repeat.

  • cdblue10

    I said it its 25mins

  • blubell

    Great D

  • cdblue10

    Nice d by Lin

  • John Focker

    Batum PG he is NOT.

  • NONONO

    Lin’s Great D Lesson For Kemba

  • Papillon

    Funny how the defensive intensity picks up when JLin is on the floor

  • LinMad

    Good D by Lin

  • great challenge to make Rose miss layup

  • Lin Win

    Lin did another dangerous risky defensive block but had to run from one side to another.

  • blubell

    Nice assist to psycho T

  • cdblue10

    Yes Hansbrough

  • Papillon

    That’s how you run an end of quarter PnR!!

  • Lin and Hansbrough!!!
    Used up all the shot clock for the easy dunk LOL

  • LinMad

    THAT PNR

  • jeremy

    That was an ugly PnR but good play

  • blubell

    That what happens when Jeremy plays PG!

  • cdblue10

    FINALLY!!!!!!

  • sws94

    Good job, Lin. Great last 2 minutes.

  • NONONO

    Lin got a high 5 from Bulls’ ast coach?

  • somewhere KHuang is ecstatic, jumping up and down =D

  • Timmy Ha

    LIN AND PSYCHO 2.. the 2 misfits on the team making plays!

  • Timmy Ha

    he high fived him

  • LinMad

    I want to see more Lin and Psycho PnRs

  • GoJLin!

    Good Job! JLIN: 12:36, 2R/2A/1ST/5pts.

  • Timmy Ha

    he can do better

  • LinMad

    i wonder if he said something nice to Lin

  • John Focker

    So does Tyler. 🙂

  • LAJane

    You can lead a horse to water, but can you make him drink?

  • Rick Johnson

    Being recruited to replace Rose?

  • LinMad

    i’m happy that Hornets FO heard us. But I hope this isn’t just a one time thing and next game it’s back to the 13-15 minutes games.

  • cdblue10

    Go Khuang!!!!lol

  • NONONO

    Can they do the trade (with Rose) on court?

  • Steppen03

    Cliff’s rotations SUCKS!
    If you want Lin to play 15 mpg then play him 15 min straight or two sessions of 10 min. Giving Lin 1 or 2 scrap min of each quarter for what ?? That’s stupid! Just padding his PT but not helping with his rhythm.

  • Hope

    What, Linn got back in. Dunn, they got me this time.

  • cdblue10

    I’ll get you on DEc.15

  • occupatio

    notice how lin did pass away the ball on the last possession. he kept it even tho walker kept looking at him. lin finally asserting himself by calling his own PnR.

  • jeremy

    Nah you’re a fool

  • I was ready to doze off but that took me by surprise too!

  • LinMad

    agree, but Cliff made a lot of different rotations this game. Probably took Lin out until Tyler came in so they can both connect with the PnR.

  • jeremy

    Good observation!

  • cdblue10

    Finally,he needs to assert more,Walker is just a player not a superstar

  • blubell

    Jeremy has the most minutes from 2nd unit.

  • NONONO

    Bulls would trade Rose before 4th quarter if they believed Cliff would let Lin close the game.

  • sws94

    This is encouraging. On with Batum and Kemba and Lin runs the final play. Also, Lin is cutting at the right time. Excellent. Also, good D. I’m still nervous with the helping, but overall good D. Interesting that Clifford went back to him in the 2nd. Maybe Lin shaken up a bit on a foul and got a rest?

  • Timmy Ha

    Only way they are going to win

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL at half time they switch teams.

  • sws94

    That’s what I mean by Lin has to assert himself. He did great, executed, took a guy off the dribble one on one and made a great pass like we know he can. And he moved more out of the corner when with Kemba and Batum as well.

  • Timmy Ha

    Honestly, if Bulls traded Rose for Lin right now.. the Bulls would end up being the Top seed in the East… im sure of it

  • LinMad

    This is what coach needed to do from start of season. Empower Lin cause it will help the 2nd unit flow better and also the 1st unit when he’s on the floor. Those back cuts were nice from Batum/Hawes to Lin. More offensive plays for Hornets now. Which means more wins.

  • cdblue10

    Fans will be screaming mad again if he didn’t do that

  • Hope

    I turn off the tv. I got it recorded.

  • Timmy Ha

    I’ve heard rumors about the Bulls trading Lin for Rose.. wonder if they are true

  • NONONO

    Lamb only 4pts? I thought he did well.

  • LinMad

    no i think Cliff planned to put Lin in when he put Tyler in. He knows Tyler can PnR with Lin. He’s seen it during scrimmages.

  • LAJane

    We’re having fun talking among ourselves. I don’t believe the FO makes decisions based on fan chatter.

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  • MoominFloren

    Strange rotation tonight….but I can’t complain, at least Lin got >12 min

  • grover chang

    Bulls are already the top seed

  • Timmy Ha

    They would end the year as the Top seed.. you already know Cavs are getting that top seed

  • Lin Win

    Won’t happen. Market value right now is Rose > Lin

  • Timmy Ha

    not anymore

  • Lin Win

    It is Rose Merchandises sell more than Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets played more Lin’s team ball today that’s why Cliff used Lin more… I hope they can win this one.

  • Dorothy

    LOL

  • blubell

    quality minutes 🙂

  • Yascar
  • NONONO

    Cliff needs 82 games to figure out his best lineups.

  • LinMad

    The thing about this team is that they do have a lot of depth. Someone or two will always be marginalized. Today, it is looking like Lin will get his chance but I’m going to wait until 2nd half to judge. However, when Lin gets to play more minutes, it seems more balanced team. Everyone gets touches. Whatever happened to those games where we got like 7-8 players in double figures? That’s how it should be like every game.

  • Yascar

    Sorry copied the wrong link. The guy Paul is replying to said Lin had asked to be taken out because of the foul.

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    I’m not sure cavilers get top seed. Lebron is stressing his team out. He sees golden state playing perfect. Kobe retirement reminds him time is running out on him too.

  • sws94

    Yeah, I think that’s about right. 🙂

  • sws94

    It’s good to see it at the end of a quarter. And why not play Tyler more? And sit Hawes the next time he dribbles up the court when Lin is running right next to him. Or ever.

  • LinMad

    Did the first unit want Lin to go back on the bench when he was wanting on the scorer’s table or was it the coach? I wonder if they didn’t want to play with Lin cause Kemba/Batum wanted to hog the ball.

  • jeremy

    doubt it why didnt he retweet it then it it were true lol

  • sws94

    That’s what I guessed. He needed a breather after that foul. But was good to come back in a few minutes later.

  • jeremy

    LOL nooooo
    it was a joke
    the play just continued so they couldnt put him back in

  • sws94

    He tried to force a few shots. He needed to pass more. He tried to make plays though, good effort.

  • Yascar

    Original tweet is below.

  • Timmy Ha

    Trust me, when Kyrie gets back.. Cavs will run away with that 1st seed.. only a matter of time

  • blubell
  • sws94

    There is a tweet saying Lin asked out because of a hard foul. Don’t know if it is right or not. PFV posted a link to it.

  • cdblue10

    Bulls:Hornets is playing Lin today,we didn’t have a game plan.What are we gonna do?Hoiberg:Dam* Clifford fool us for the last 4 games.LOL

  • LinMad

    maybe they want him next season so they are sweet talking him. I saw that high five from Lin to Bulls asst coach

  • jeremy

    yah
    he said someone tweeted it

  • Briiick

    More like the constant struggle between Lin ball (win) and studs padding.

  • LinMad

    did they really say that?

  • NONONO

    Butler is too big for Kemba

  • jeremy

    Batum is the best player on the team
    another all around game
    But hes no Lebron or Tyreke Evans

  • cdblue10

    No it’s just me playin…

  • Papillon

    everyone’s too big for Kemba! lol

  • jeremy

    18mil vs 2mil
    wont work
    isnt a fair trade

  • Timmy Ha

    Tyreke Evans.. you just put Tyreke Evans in the same sentence as Lebron… lol

  • Timmy Ha

    This Bulls team is sleeping

  • jeremy

    Just listed some of the all around players

  • LinMad

    not liking those iso plays from Kemba

  • Timmy Ha

    Batum is better than Tyreke Evans

  • Timmy Ha

    Kemba is 6 feet.. what do you expect

  • jeremy

    Not at all
    Batum cant score like Evans

  • John Focker

    Derrick Rose LOVING Kemba…ANOTHER 3 over him.

  • LinMad

    Kemba can’t guard Rose

  • LinMad

    Cliff warned Kemba too. he yelled 3.

  • Timmy Ha

    Are you serious? Evans hasn’t been healthy since his rookie season and just got back .. and so far Batum is outplaying him in every category

  • Timmy Ha

    Bulls commentary just made a detailed analysis on Kemba’s bad D on Rose

  • Timmy Ha

    Kemba dont respect Roses outside shot. and he made him pay

  • cdblue10

    Zeller is stronger than Gasol

  • Zeller is playing great attacking the rim

  • jeremy

    15-10-6 since he got back
    Batum 17-4-6

    and evans has had better stats his whole career

  • Great jumper by Zeller

  • LinMad

    Hairston 1 stl 14 minutes

  • Alain Gervais

    That would be a charge on Lin

  • cdblue10

    Take Kemba out,Rose is just overpowering him and just simply doing what he wants

  • If Lin was the PG, he can benefit from aggressive Zeller finishing the PnR

    Problem is Zeller aggressiveness comes and goes

  • Lin Win

    3rd Foul on Kemba

  • LinMad

    are they trying to evaluate PJ before December 15th?

  • LinMad

    ball movement is ugly

  • Hairston is a liability on-court

  • still a hard-sell since can’t score or defend enough

  • LinMad

    that or coach thinks PJ has a lot of intangibles which no one else sees

  • John Focker

    And NOTHING else…

  • Lin Win

    PJ should be the Hornet’s Allstar

  • just saving Batum’s energy not to defend for 2-3 quarters

  • LinMad

    lol

  • John Focker

    I was CERTAIN Hairston was gonna get cut after preseason. He’s only borderline NBA player.

  • NONONO

    Kemba is helpless in D

  • Timmy Ha

    Evans has been overrated his whole career he’s shooting 41% and 25% from 3.. he’s an oversized PG basically

  • Lin’s checking in?

  • blubell

    Jeremy in!

  • LinMad

    PJ look sloppy

  • John Focker

    LOL Hairston steps out of bounds. Worst kind of unforced TO.

  • NONONO

    Kemba is helpless in D..

  • Lin Win

    Nice defense Batum hahaha

  • jeremy

    no its kaminsky

  • John Focker

    Zeller 4 PFs, bring Tyler in! Replace 3PF Walker with Lin while we’re at it.!

  • Maknusia

    Lin is IN

  • blubell

    Great Steal

  • Hawes & Lin checked in with 4:17 in Q3

  • LinMad

    PJ eating Lamb’s and Lin’s well deserved minutes

  • Lin Win

    PJ is purposefully missing shots and turning the ball over to let Bulls have a chance to win this!

  • “Lin ripped it away from Noah!”

  • LinMad

    Lin in now

  • blubell

    Kemba ignored Jeremy…

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Butler killing the hornets defense

  • cdblue10

    Totally

  • NONONO

    Lin is asking the ball when he is open. Kemba ignored

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Same pole repels. Science.

  • John Focker

    What was THAT, Batum?!

  • blubell

    Batum TO and foul…

  • Lin Win

    Hawe’s 3 over Lin all day everday!

  • jeremy

    I dont think they see Lin out there

  • Pete Roces

    Lin’s team mates are so selfish!

  • cdblue10

    Are they even looking for LIn?…lol

  • LinMad

    Batum, its ok to pass to Lin…

  • cdblue10

    WE’ll win this even when Lin is on the floor,we just need to pretend that we didn’t see him

  • John Focker

    Jeremy Lin, the Harvard grad, successfully invented the world’s first real-life cloaking basketball jersey!

  • John Focker

    Last time he tried, he passed to a Bull.

  • LinMad

    I think that was twice now where Lin asked for ball from Kemba and Batum and was ignored and we paid for it.

  • NONONO

    It looks like only way Lin would get a ball form Kemba is to grab it from him.

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    or to catch an airball like he did today from Batum

  • John Focker

    If he did it, would it count as a STL for or against the Hornets? LOL

  • blubell

    No one passes to Jeremy…

  • NONONO

    it would could stl against Bulls.

  • LinMad

    whatever, if they lose it’s on them not Lin.

  • John Focker

    I thought Alfense was ugly…until I saw Hawfense.

  • Lin Win

    Lin’s fault again.
    Trying to over help for the drive!
    Noah locks Lin in the paint so they can kick it out!
    If it misses you have Lin trying to rebound against Noah.

  • blubell

    Good D

  • DX

    No one pass to Lin.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kemba benefits when JLin is in (stats). But the opposite for JLin when playing next to kemba.

  • NONONO

    Kemba ignored Lin again and TO

  • Kemba lost the ball and Hinrich drained 3.

    *sigh*

  • Lin Win

    Stop with the no one passes to Lin comments.
    Welcome to being a Lin fan.

  • GoJLin!

    Lin 3 ST

  • NONONO

    Take Kemba out, no offense, bad def.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Wow all I can say is Kemba is focused and consistent.

  • LinMad

    I think it’s the Tar Heels, they don’t like the only Harvard player

  • Briiick

    Coach has not empowered Lin, he is just trying to test his luck by using Lin to do the dirty work while padding stats for WK and Batum.

  • LinMad

    NICE!!!

  • Lin Win

    Lin! Nice shoes!

  • Lin 2 FTs, yess

  • LinMad

    Screw passing! Time for Lin to be selfish

  • cdblue10

    Let make him angry

  • Why would Hairston ever be back?
    Put Hansbrough in!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lins defense is great wow

  • Timmy Ha

    LINNN

  • NONONO

    We know Lin’s ankle looks fine, He runs very fast on both ends, try cover Kemba’s bad D too,

  • blubell

    Defensive purposes lol

  • Timmy Ha

    Lin should have made that layup still

  • cdblue10

    Lin just hold the ball 2 times since he came in,1 from steal and a bail out pass from the corner…lol

  • Timmy Ha

    same old story

  • LinMad

    I like that Lin didn’t pass to teammate for easy bucket but went for it himself. Happens when no one passes to him the entire 3rd qtr.

  • Timmy Ha

    I feel a BIG 4th quarter from LIN

  • blubell

    7 pts, 2 asts, 3 reb, 3 stls. 17 min.

  • Timmy Ha

    Lin going to have big 4th quarter

  • Timmy Ha

    not bad.. he could do much better tho

  • NONONO

    they miscounted 3 stls. it should be 6.

  • LinMad

    he was tripped

  • cdblue10

    If Kemba will not iced him out

  • Pete Roces

    zzzz….scrub team with the exception of Lin.

  • John Focker

    Not only that, Clifford is actually de-clawing Lin (and Lamb, to a lesser extent). Lin plays best with Lamb, and the latter benefits from Lin’s play. Whenever Lamb plays with Walker/Batum he gets frozen out and productivity drops. The LL Cool J duo gets split much in the same fashion as the Lin/Ed Davis duo.

  • Alain Gervais

    It says 3 steal on espn

  • LinMad

    Kemba sits now I think. Lin will turn it on.

  • Lin could’ve made that layup if he didn’t slip

    But he’s more interested in drawing Butler 3rd PF =)

  • Pete Roces

    If not for Lin, I will never waste my time on Hornets.

  • LinMad

    same I dont’ think Kemba or Batum respects Lin

  • NONONO

    Why not rest Kemba? play 40 mins with no D?

  • blubell

    Kemba already played 30 minutes.

  • “Great hustle by JLin”

  • cdblue10

    Sh8t get out from this team Lin

  • blubell

    Great hustle.

  • NONONO

    it should be stl for Lin!

  • LAJane

    It’s not a question of respect. They may WANT to think of themselves as team-ball players, but they just HAVE to outshine him. Have to. They have that affliction.

  • blubell

    Good ball movement.

  • Lin Win

    last 2 possession! No touches for LIn.

  • LinMad

    Lin playing good D, not getting respect on O

  • Briiick

    Yes, Cliff encourages them.

  • cdblue10

    lol

  • LinMad

    omg Marvin…pass it to Lin

  • jeremy

    Lin needs to take those open shots

  • occupatio

    yes

  • John Focker

    Marvin’s off today, normally better.

  • sws94

    I think Lin is not 100 percent physically. He’s much better than last game but he’s wincing when getting hit.

  • Pete Roces

    ………….

  • LinMad

    Ugh, this team looks like Bobcats. Very selfish shooters. If Lin wasn’t there making plays, it would look exactly like Bobcats.

  • NONONO

    Cliff let Kemba play too much, it would backfire.

  • sws94

    They are going in the right direction. There’s ball movement. For some reason, Kemba reverts from his 1Q form and tries to do too much.

  • cdblue10

    sws if they let Lin to take over this game,the way Chicago play,they should be leading right now

  • LinMad

    Coach needs to make plays for Lin cause this is getting out of control. Everyone wants to be the shooter.

  • cdblue10

    Like that assist sws

  • Pete Roces

    Hornets are xxxx, Lin plays well but team mates ignoring him on offense, xxxxx coach, xxxxx team mates, all xxxx

  • NONONO

    Kemba needs to learn O and D from Lin

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Again sws

  • LinMad

    Lin makes his teammates look better

  • Lin 2nd assist & 9th point

  • sws94

    That’s what i want to see Lin shoot, the mid-range 2.

  • Lin Win

    Lins FIRST ISO PLAY OF THE GAME !

  • LinMad

    There we go!

  • LinMad

    Lin fouled cause he wanted Zeller in

  • GoJLin!

    3rd AST

  • cdblue10

    SWS rotation is better if Kemba is off the floor

  • NONONO

    GREAT B movements when Kemba is out,.

  • yes, you’re correct
    thanks

  • LAJane

    That “some reason” is that his default identity is as “the man”. We say “tries to do too much”. What he feels is “carrying the team”. That narrow view is his whole world. At least as Miss Smarty Pants here sees it 🙂

  • LinMad

    Good ball movement when Kemba is out

  • Lin is the PG now

  • blubell

    3s not falling

  • Briiick

    Yes he could, but don’t expect his tunnel vision get any better.

  • but he’s shooting.. that’s good

  • blubell

    Wow Batum.

  • BAtum 3 And-1!

  • Pete Roces

    Kemba is the reason why everybody is not playing well coz he is all himself only.

  • sport

    Lin needs to work more on his iso plays, every team has designated stars and teammates that ice him out and the only way he can score is by himself! No one will happily allow the other guy shine over them especially the Asian guy.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…wished he had nailed that

  • sws94

    Hope you guys like Batum more now. He plays wonderfully with Lin. Lin’s 3 was close, good shot. Just a tiny bit long.

  • LinMad

    Nice double 4 pt opportunities

  • ViNuyork

    thank goodness kemba is out

  • sport

    Hope this goes OT and Lin can pad his stats!

  • NONONO

    Please keep Lin play PG…… but cliff would bring Kemba in for PG no matter what…

  • sws94

    That shot looked good. A bit long. Good shot.

  • Lin Win

    Yeah it was wide open. I guess he needs to shoot more to get into motion.

  • LinMad

    Kemba will be back in soon. Lin will probably be out.

  • LinMad

    If Kemba goes back in and starts iso-ing and we lose…that’s it for me.

  • jeremy

    Lin out gg
    hope they lose now

  • sws94

    PFV has been saying that for years. He’s getting better, keep working at them.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is out….

  • Pete Roces

    Coach is xxxxxx, think Kemba is the savior of this team.

  • cdblue10

    Hornets just lose the game

  • MoominFloren

    Go Bulls!

  • John Focker

    Guys get the lead back from Bulls, Clifford puts Kemba back in to re-squander it.

  • John Focker

    Kemba is the savior of the Bulls.

  • LinMad

    Will they put Lin back in at 2 min mark?

  • Lin Win

    Game Over

  • Pete Roces

    Lin out, I’m out! Byebye. XXXXXX hornets!

  • NONONO

    Cliff is just sooooo wrong… Team had great b movements with Lin

  • sws94

    It’s OK in a way. I think Lin is a little banged up and who knows, he may be back in for last 2 minutes. We’ll see. I like how he was used today and there were positive signs.

  • Dorothy

    Go Bulls, Go Rose

  • Singapore BB Fan

    don’t you want to watch the rest….how kemba get destroyed

  • LinMad

    well at least Lin wasn’t Last in, First out

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba has 4 fouls…???

  • NONONO

    Bulls knows attack Hornets weakest link – Kemba’s D

  • blubell

    9 pts, 3 asts, 4 reb, 3 stls 0 TO, 23 min.

  • GoJLin!

    JLIN 9pts/3Asts/4R/3ST play 24 min! Please put him back!

  • Tim Pham

    sucks as a 2 mill player lin will rarely ever finish games. 23 mins is really the best we can hope for in this crappy situation, sigh.

  • OT anyone?

  • sport

    Without Lin, Hornets will lose.

  • Tim Pham

    i hope bulls win but rose is so sucky. come on

  • occupatio

    it would have been nice if lin got to close the end, but im mostly happy with when cliff put lin in tonight.

  • sws94

    McDermott is 6 foot 8. It makes sense to have Lamb in there to guard him. He’d just shoot over Lin. Let’s look at the matchups here.

  • cdblue10

    Bulls make a bucket will you

  • LinMad

    Ball movement died when Lin came out

  • Tim Pham

    besides missing the 3 pointers lin pretty much played as well as he could in 23 mins, considering barely touching the ball on a long stretch.

  • NONONO

    Lin did his best not giving Cliff excuse to take him out. But Cliff did it anyway. Bulls happy,

  • predictably with Kemba ISOs
    If Nic is hot, they might have a chance

  • sws94

    Maybe. If there is, I think Lin plays in OT.

  • John Focker

    And that’s WITH being frozen out, easily more if treated fairly.

  • LinMad

    Ball movement and Defense looks sloppy when Lin came out.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    not for me….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Doubt it.

  • blubell

    Yes, please!

  • LinMad

    oh well, Lin got a high five from the Bulls asst coach. I think he knows what team to be on this December.

  • sws94

    On the positive side, didn’t he receive cuts and play well with Batum? Progress was made tonight.

  • cdblue10

    He’s back….

  • NONONO

    Let lin handle the ball!

  • cdblue10

    Clifford I love you !!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Almost rooting for Bulls for a win. Then JLin is back in:-)

  • Lin in for Lamb

  • sws94

    Lin is in. Let’s just chill about Lin. He’s being trusted and utilized by Cliff in this game.

  • LinMad

    Cliff is trying to give Lin fans a heart attack

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • NONONO

    Lin – overhelps!!!

  • sws94

    Lin STAY with the 3 point shooter. Come on.

  • Briiick

    Ok, now I know Cliff gets a little desperate now to win.

  • It’s a good thing McDermott missed that last one *phew*

  • John Focker

    Game would’ve been won already if Walker had 5-6 min less of PT.

  • sws94

    He’s really GOT to stay with the 3 point shooter. That’s his big problem as a defender.

  • 94-94 .. 1:14 left

  • LinMad

    Batum gotta relax

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • cdblue10

    Lin just made this game more entertaining

  • jeremy

    Lin’s overhelp is very very annoying
    Not sure if it’s the coach or just him
    and batum chill u aint no kobe

  • too much help D.
    When McDermott is hot, he can’t leave him wide-open

  • Briiick

    The VIP fan MJ likes to watch him play I guess.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Home team advantage. Bulls will take this W..

  • aras

    For EFF sake he has been near flawless on defense and leaves mcdermott open come on man

  • LinMad

    I dont’ blame Lin for overhelping. He gets put in at 2 minute mark, he needs time to adjust.

  • NONONO

    I know. Others not D well.

  • they want to rebound by committee but he can’t overhelp when McDermott has been hitting 3s

  • cdblue10

    get a steal

  • LinMad

    But ya, what is up with Batum airballing and forcing shots. Our transition D sucks so when you miss like that Bulls has the upper hand.

  • NONONO

    Hornets play 5-4 defense.

  • Tim Pham

    lucky shot kemba lol

  • redking79

    Cold blooded by Kemba. That was a good shot because of the bulls lack of switching. Not sure why Batum had to take all those shots before.

  • cdblue10

    Nice shot Kemba.

  • blubell

    Jeremy cheering for Kemba but got ignored?

  • jeremy

    Lin you got the rebound just bring the ball up man youve earned it
    dont be timid

  • occupatio

    wrong. you dont leave mcdermott. he is 40% 3P shooter

  • Good move by Kemba on Mirotic there .. 4pt-lead

  • NONONO

    Kemba demanded it and got lucky.

  • Lin Win

    Stop it he touched Lin’s hand when Lin was behind him

  • redking79

    Nah Kemba ignored everybody.

  • jeremy

    shouldve waived him off

  • Tim Pham

    this only happened bc lin actually got to play 25 mins min. tonight…when will clifford learn?

  • NONONO

    Lin is too nice.

  • LinMad

    that was a big bucket

  • can’t do it without having tension later

  • blubell

    it was just a question.

  • Lin Win

    You’re creating tension when it’s not needed.

  • Tim Pham

    lin plays at least 25 mins..hornets win..makes kemba better..others better evne when lin doenst shoot well or get touches.. lin=win

  • cdblue10

    Of course Lin didn’t touch the ball at all…lol

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Fans leaving now…

  • jeremy

    let Lin take a FT jesus
    zeller is so annoying

  • Lin Win

    I’m more surprised that we got this far without Al Jeff

  • Tim Pham

    this game i’m okay with…lin didn’t get his touches..but eventually batum and kemba will not hit some lucky shots like tonight…and they will need lin or
    lose

  • LinMad

    I hope Cliff trusts Lin more now. I still feel the players on this team does not respect Lin. And that all has to do with how the coach treated Lin all season.

  • cdblue10

    I called it guys,he’ll get 25mins today…Wednesday he’ll be back on 15mins

  • CJSHYY

    The game set it’s not for Lin…

  • Tim Pham

    yep wont trust till i see aciton

  • LinMad

    a damage control game?

  • blubell

    No. I don’t do that. It was just a question be cause the way the camera cut off on the replay. Now I see that Kemba is just pumped up to react to Jeremy. So stop your accusation.

  • It’s pretty crazy that Lin is needed to close the game for his Defense & rebounding LOL

  • CaliUSMC

    why not let Lin get the ft’s… @#@#

  • jeremy

    Lin came for the ball Kemba ignored him and gave it to batum
    Nice one kemba

  • occupatio

    i wonder if kemba is unhappy with lin taking the final shot of that earlier quarter.

    one time in 4Q, lin was wide open on right wing and calling for it, but kemba went to the other direction.

  • John Focker

    Hornets would’ve swept the Bulls if they had let Lin close last time.

  • CJSHYY

    He can’t touch the ball… no more OT vs King game for Lin.

  • Tim Pham

    whatever, i don’t need to see lin get points to know he’s the most impactful player on this team. lin =wins. no lin, no win. kemba will suck without lin

  • LinMad

    Lin only needs 1 more point to get double digits. Give him it!

  • Yascar

    I think it was just an honest question. Her in game posts are like that and they’re just casual observations.

  • Lin Win

    No reason to shoot! Just get free FTs

  • cdblue10

    The reason that I don’t like Kemba because I know that he doesn’t like Lin.He knows that Lin can take his thrown if he was given a chance

  • CaliUSMC

    Atleast lin got the last reB. gG

  • it’s okay in this game.
    Batum was hot from 3s and Lin missed some 3s so this time is ok to go with the hot-hand

    Quite normal basketball in this game.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Nice Win!

  • NONONO

    Somehow the team played it the best when Lin in the lineups even not touching tht ball

  • LinMad

    oh well, Lin got another rebound

  • yes, too bad Bulls didn’t want to foul him =)

  • Singapore BB Fan

    no point fouling Lin..he can put in 2 more free throws

  • LinMad

    seriously. What is up with this team though. It’s like they only pass to Tar Heels players. They ignore the Harvard player.

  • wu kong

    Team win!!!!!

  • jeremy

    What throne LOL
    kemba is good but he will forever remain irrelevant

  • Dorothy

    That is how I feel too no matter how he fakes it. I think he is a nice person by natural, but he is not like Lin when his interest is on the line he is no exception.

  • Maknusia

    They needed this…good win

  • zxcvb

    Nice stat-stuffing WINNING game by Lin. 26m: 9p-5r-3a-3s-0to. Would’ve been nice to make a 3, but that’s all.

    Clifford saw — once again — how valuable Lin is. Even when Lin’s shot isn’t falling, he’s the difference between winning and losing. And when his shot IS falling (which it will with more MPG), he takes over the game on both ends.

    Clifford let Lin close BOTH the first half and second half. And Lin delivered — big win against the current #1 East team. Coach Cliff is still tinkering with his lineup, and I think the CLE and GSW were at least a minor wake-up call for him.

  • MEL LIN

    I KNOW HAHA THAT’S OK HE GOT THE REBOUND

  • CJSHYY

    The last 2 1/2 min was schedule for Batum & Kemba to take the shots not Lin… If Lin didn’t take out he will take some shots. But today Lamb replaced Lin during that time maybe bc Lin didn’t shoot well.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    JLin stocks rises….D Rose depreciated..

  • NONONO

    Did you just hear Hornets commander said ………Hornets got big win because x**,x**,x**,x**,x** (exclude Lin)?

  • cdblue10

    I’ve been saying that all along,no need to re-emphasized it.

  • Lin Win

    Walker 7-16 2-6 1-2 6rebs 5ast 3stl 1block 3TO 17pts but in 38mins of play.
    THIRTY-EIGHT MINUTES!

  • jeremy

    Oh well
    One thing the hornets dont do is share the ball

  • wu kong

    sad to see drose the eye injury may be his end.

  • wu kong

    awesome hustle and defense by Jlin!!!

  • MEL LIN

    feels no one wants to pass to lin

  • Lin Win

    I hope so! I just don’t see the point in the post.

  • cdblue10

    That’s their best player…lol

  • zxcvb

    ??? Lin closed the game. And the first half too.

  • Lin Win

    To put in perspectives for Kemba
    38mins of play from Jimmy
    25points 8-18 1-5 8-10 8rebs 2ast 2stl 3TO

  • jeremy

    Because we focus too much on Lin haha

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • LinMad

    Lin played a solid game today even though he didn’t get that much touches in the 2nd half. The only think he did wrong was overhelping at that one play but if the bigs could get a rebound, McDermmont wouldn’t have had that ball in the first place. This is probably why Lin overhelps cause he knows the bigs cant rebound.

  • NONONO

    He gets the credits only from Lin fans.

  • occupatio

    for the most part, lin played excellent D tonight. most of his PnR defense was textbook-perfect, and he covered multiple players sometimes in the same possession.

    leaving mcdermott open was a no-no though.

  • This is a good game for JLin.
    9pts/3a/5r in 27 min with 3 steals; +6 for the game

    He got to be the PG a few times in 4th quarters, just missed some 3s (0-3) but his defense and hustle were very much needed.
    I’m glad he didn’t hesitate to shoot (3-9) despite the misses
    That’s what he needed to do. His 3pt shooting will fall in next game.

  • jeremy

    One is a very good player
    the other is a very good star
    so yeah

  • Lin Win

    Let’s be honest! Lin’s not shooting great at all.
    He’s 3-9 where 2 shots were easy layups and 1iso!

  • Briiick

    Had he not been liked by MJ he would have been a backup PG in this league.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    The more he shoots…it will get better…

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • khomphuong2

    Yeah, heard that.

  • sport

    Star players average 15 FGA per game! Keep saying that Lin needs to take 13-15 every game.

  • occupatio

    i am happy with h ow cliff used lin tonight. he even got minutes on the floor in the 4th without kemba, which i thought was amazing.

  • grover chang

    Trying to learn a new shot. Very ambitious.

  • zxcvb

    His “overhelping” forced a bunch of TOs and stops. He’s smart as h*** on defense. He knows for every 1 time he gets burned, he nails the opposing team 2-3 times.

    My only complain is that he missed all his 3s. Gotta make at least one, though he’s improved over the past 2 weeks (5-12 before tonight).

  • MEL LIN

    Lin did really well on defense. His shots not falling partly i think is because he plays too much defense. He did all the dirty work to win. good production limited minutes.

  • MoominFloren

    I can’t remember did Walker & Batum pass to Lin once ?

  • John Focker

    First shot was rushed save off Batum’s airball, otherwise 3-8, not so bad.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • CJSHYY

    If he can get that many touch of the ball…

  • occupatio

    the main flaw you can pick with cliff’s rotations tonight is that he should have replaced PJ with lin much sooner in the 3rd quarter.

  • Lin Win

    Just hate those defensive mistakes! That open 3 in the 4th was pure stupidity. It was close to throwing the game, we just got lucky that Bull’s shots didn’t fall.

  • james brown

    williams too wasn’t able to touch the ball…play with the last 2 minutes went to 3 players as usual..KW, Batum and zeller (as center)

  • NONONO

    Only Bulls and Lin fans know how big impact Lin had in this game. It would be Hornets’ loss.

  • blubell

    This is a game thread. Sometimes the comments are posted on a rush! I don’t go around creating tension or become overly negative.

  • Lin Win

    If we take out 2 layups because they weren’t jump shots it’ll be 1-6. I don’t think that is good.

  • sport

    Star players average 15 shots per game and Hornets are giving Walker the most minutes every game. They try to make it look like it will be Batum’s team but actions speak louder than words.

  • CJSHYY

    Bulls? Did their commentators say anything good about Lin?

  • kauaiblue

    He spoke out?

  • John Focker

    Batum did, or at least he tried. Gave it to a Bull instead.

  • LinMad

    no his fans did.

  • Lin Win

    I think we should credit Marvin for his steal and rebound!

  • LinMad

    So how many games have we won when Lin closes? 100%? Even when he’s not scoring, he helps break the defense apart just by being in there.

  • sport

    Just pass less to Batum and Walker since they ice him out anyway. Lin still doesn’t get it. He won’t get a big contract ever again unless he average 18 to 20 PPG for the season

  • John Focker

    Well if we’re gonna count like that might as well take out everything made and just call it 0-6.

  • Lin Win

    Yes Lin’s second cut to the basket was from Batum

  • CJSHYY

    That sure it’s by order from coach.

  • kauaiblue

    Yeah! Jeremy needs to do same!

  • Lin Win

    We’re talking about Lin’s shooting though

  • zxcvb

    Clifford and CHA fans still have a loser’s mentality. They thought it was totally fine to lose to the Cavs and get destroyed by the GSW. And then Wiz and Pels beat CLE and Toronto almost beats GSW.

    I think they tried closing with Lin tonight…and it paid off. Even though he didn’t hit his 3s, Lin STILL made the difference. Lamb was in there…anyone’s game. Lin comes in…comfy win by 6-7.

  • jeremy

    Paul discussed the kobe doesnt like Lin at all piece
    He said Melo, Harden and Kobe didn’t want Lin to do too well and take the spotlight
    well there is NOTHING wrong with that
    This is their job they play well they get paid better
    Everyman for himself
    Lin should do some of that too indeed

  • sport

    Pretty sure coach doesn’t tell Lin the number of shots he can take! If Lin averages 20+ PPG coach will not have excuse to bench him!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • John Focker

    Yes, and shooting depends on spacing. No one, and I mean NO ONE, helps Lin out. Just look at Lamb’s trends, he shoots the lights out when playing with Lin, but FG% drops when playing alongside Walker.

    It’s not just makes and misses, it’s the WHY behind them.

  • blubell

    That’s selfish.

  • occupatio

    lin had 3 steals tonight. and much of his PnR defense was textbook-perfect.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • kauaiblue

    He needs to assert himself!

  • sws94

    I’m glad to see him close but I think his closing minutes of the first half made more impact. I don’t like that Lin gave up that wide open 3 so late in the game. I’m happy with his game except for that aspect. He’s still not 100 percent from the ankle sprain, but wasn’t slowed down as much this game more than having some stability struggles at times. Didn’t mess up his D today, his D was wonderful except for the overhelping.

  • jeremy

    Everyone wants to shine
    Whats wrong with that?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • John Focker

    Nothing wrong with that, except they’ll never have a team like the Spurs…

  • LinMad

    wasn’t there one steal that wasn’t counted? so he should have 4?

  • sport

    Lin should’ve done that during his contract year, last season! Now he’s a 1 year rental and still don’t get it! If his goal is to be a star he needs to take more shots and pass less to his competitors just like they are doing to him!

  • Briiick

    Cliff wants Batum but KW has been MJ’s pick and was just awarded a fat contract.

  • occupatio

    the overhelping mistake only occurred once. ‘know your personnel’ — cant do that on mcdermott.

  • John Focker

    Nothing wrong with wanting to shine, EVERYTHING wrong when you backstab your teammate to do it.

    Swaggy P’s back-to-back DNP-CD for instance, it’s not just unprofessional, it’s juvenile.

  • blubell

    I didn’t say wanting to shine is wrong. It’s the process that I’m questioning.

  • jeremy

    You dont need to be the spurs to win it all
    Kobe won 5 rings
    and the NBA is still entertainment after all
    this is not college ball any more
    its business

  • james brown

    if Jlin do that, i maybe going to root for another player. unselfishness is what jeremy set apart from other players and the reason i like him is because of his team mentality.for if the team wants his team to win and succeed, the team will win and players will get what is due to them.

  • LinMad

    forget Lin’s contract salary, he is a difference maker. Play him more.

  • jeremy

    Yeah he seems to have accepted being a role player thou

  • kauaiblue

    Man, that is boring to watch!

  • zxcvb

    Hairston: 19m: 0p-0r-0a-1s-1to.

    All to please Batum and have “size” on the floor? CHA has already thrown away 4 winnable games (and held Lin way back) because of this dumb strategy. Clifford needs his head checked. Even if PJ were DPOY, he’d be a net negative. Even Tony Allen grabs rebounds and gets steals.

  • sport

    Except when your teammates are backstabbing you! Both Batum and Walker ices out Lin alot! So he has all the right to do the same! You think they would want Lin to get 30+ minutes just like them?

  • sws94

    Twice, he didn’t get burned on the shot the second time. He made some wonderful plays though, breaking up the lob forcing the foul on I think Gibson was a nice hustle play. He really gives a ton of effort on defense. Sometimes more than he gives on offense.

  • John Focker

    Kobe would’ve had 7-8 if he wasn’t such a backstabber, and he had Shaq and Pau to help him out.

    How many did he win without Shaq? How about without Pau?

    Kobe’s just a Harden with better work ethic, but Harden’s less toxic.

  • jeremy

    Well theres only one ball to go around
    unless you are lebron james, Magic johnson you are gonna need to look out for your self

  • CJSHYY

    HaHa! I know… but at least Lin got more playing time….

  • sport

    No he hasn’t but his stubbornness will prevent him from reaching his goals of becoming a star.

  • new thread
    G19 CHA @CHI Notes & Observations
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g19-ch-cha-notes-observations/

    This is a good game for JLin. 9pts/3a/5r in 27 min with 3 steals; +6 for the game

    And the Hornets won a game on the road against the Bulls 102-96.

    Nic Batum was hot with 24pts/11r/5a. Kemba ISOs were killing some possessions early in game but he hit a clutch shot to give a 4pt-lead with 28 seconds left.

    He got to be the PG a few times in 4th quarters, just missed some 3s (0-3) but his defense and hustle were very much needed. He was inserted back in for Lamb with 2:44 left in the 4th quarter. Lamb’s layup was blocked by Gasol so Clifford might need JLin’s defense and hustle than Lamb’s scoring to close the game.

    I’m glad he didn’t hesitate to shoot (3-9) despite the misses. That’s what he needed to do. His 3pt shooting will eventually fall in next game as he keeps taking 8-9 FG attempts

  • jeremy

    You die better than I
    Everyone is talented you gotta do something to get on top of them
    and its barely back stabbing you just take a couple more shots

  • MoominFloren

    It’s difficult to get these stats in 19 min….

  • jeremy

    But he still hogged the ball doing so
    and look at melo hes not gonna win anything but he got paid
    why is being selfish backstabbing lol

  • occupatio

    hrm i must not have been watching for the other time.

    as for offense, he did his passing-heavy thing and got pulled in 2nd, when he came back he called his own number for that final possession PnR.

    maybe its not good basketball, but i would have liked lin to have shot that 3 instead of passing to marvin in 4th. certainly, when marvin got it back he prolly should have passed it to lin. (tho players tend to make their 3s after missing it once in the same possesion, esp from the exact spot on the floor, like it was with marvin.)

  • LinMad

    ya its an improvement. I hope it’s not just for away games. I hope they play Lin fairly when he’s in Charlotte too.

  • John Focker

    1) Kobe only takes “a couple more shots”? Understate much?
    2) Getting players who outshine you a DNP-CD is NOT backstabbing?

    Wow.

  • NONONO

    Very interesting stats before tonight – When Lin is +5 or better on +/-, Hornets won all games, otherwise they lost all games, Today Lin is + 6 and they won again!

  • jeremy

    You might wanna go for college basketball then
    and there still are unselfish players in the league they are just not stars they are called role players

  • jeremy

    I wasnt talking about Kobe there
    just in general
    when you have a good shot take it even though other players might be open too
    things like that
    no need to twist my words

  • John Focker

    Seriously, ever heard of Shaq? Why did D12 leave 30M on the table?

    Fine I get it, you love Kobe and he can do no wrong.

  • xeroid

    That was a rebound redirect, nothing can be done. You can’t stick with someone all the time when the ball is somewhere else.

  • sws94

    There’s no problem with his play tonight. He played a decent amount of minutes, not benched. Word was he asked out in the 1st half after being fouled and he had a short breather in the 4th and finished the game.

  • John Focker

    Takes some kind of special talent…either from the player, or coach, or GM…

  • LinMad

    I felt that Lin was trying to play more aggressively on the offense today. He didn’t pass to Kemba that one time and went for the PnR with Tyler. I think Kemba might have been pissed about that and is why we didn’t see him passing to Lin anymore. lol

  • sws94

    Yes, it’s his world. What he knows.

  • LinMad

    3-9 isn’t bad as long as he also gets to the FT line. 9 pts on 9 shots is like 50% shooting. I’m actually happy at how good he is on defense today. Only that one play where he left his man wide open but that was right when he was placed back in after being benched.

  • sws94

    Really? That’s different. I’ll review the game later and look for that. Thanks.

  • joyce ward

    If kemba was mad about that, then he is very petty.

  • John Focker

    Right, because Melo had nothing to do with running Jeremy out of NY. Divas running teammates out of town is not at all uncommon, even before Lin. Taking more shots is OBVIOUSLY not backstabbing, nor am I saying that it is. I’m talking under-the-table moves.

    And I still don’t understand “You die better than I”…

  • LinMad

    conclusion: don’t play Lin with Kemba. Keep them divided.

  • John Focker

    I’m beginning to get the feeling that he is…Lin marginalization in full swing after OT win vs. Kings.

  • sws94

    I think Lin makes that layup that Lamb misses. I thought at first Clifford wanted Lamb’s height to guard McDermott but Cliff went to Lin for all of his strengths I guess in the closing 2:44.

  • jeremy

    I hate Kobe but he hogged the ball and he got money fame and everything
    He pushed shaq and D12 away
    thats proving my point

  • sws94

    He was awful. Almost useless. As the games progress, PJ is a waste of space. Chicago announcer said you don’t even know he’s out there most of the time.

  • LinMad

    ya I also feel that the Tar Heels on this team are teaming up against Lin. Like they are only looking out for each other and not the entire team. There were multiple times when Hawes or Zeller could have passed to Lin but they pass it to someone else.

  • jeremy

    You die better than I = I will shine at the cost of other players career
    sure melo might have run him out so what? he got back his spotlight and he got paid

  • John Focker

    That’s a point that’s already proven. Be an as*hole, run people out of town, get more money.

    It’s just not good basketball.

  • james brown

    thats why JLIN is unique in a sense..

    may i ask why you’re here if you want an unselfish player played to follow..you’re not Jeremy Lin, your just “jeremy” so to ask me to follow college basketball because of team plays is maybe a nonsense suggestion for there are teams in the NBA who plays unselfishly to win.

    i don’t like a player who plays only to pad his stat and i like what i am seeing in Jlin..maybe you need to follow KOBE, MELO< HARDEN and all those male alpha dog player who wants to shine at the expense of the team win?

  • joyce ward

    The real struggle between players is Batum and Walker. They both want to be top dog. Most of the NBA knows the Charlotte bench helps starting to get big wins.

  • xeroid

    I think beside the 3 steal, there was also 1 forced offensive foul on Bulls, and a couple of TO forced by Lin.

  • LinMad

    I don’t think they compete with each other though. batum and walker actually help each other out but they block role players from getting theirs like Lin.

  • Briiick

    The 1st zero is the reason he starts and remains as such.

  • xeroid

    And the defense against the break away, forcing a miss.

  • John Focker

    Ah I see it now: English in Chinese grammar. LOL

  • james brown

    maybe he’s doing it when the ball is in his hands, but to shoot when the ball not even touching you in almost 4 minutes, how can one score..ah maybe because there is a set play wherein only 3 players are playing to shoot, and the other 2 player are bonus option just in case.

  • John Focker

    Not in Tyler’s case. 🙂

  • joyce ward

    We will see when it comes time for batum to sign that contract

  • cdblue10

    No…we are!

  • John Focker

    Batum used to be top scorer on the stats page, now Walker chucked his way back in.

  • joyce ward

    Don’t think that’s true. Leaders on the floor setting bad habits and the other players follow suit.

  • jeremy

    I follow whoever I want
    It is what it is people look out for himself
    I dont need to be a fan of unselfish basketball to follow Lin
    Does everyone have to share the same belief as you to be a Lin fan?
    Are you a god?
    May I ask why you act high and almighty?

  • joyce ward

    Yep, I saw that.

  • John Focker

    …AND a shoe contract. Walker’s 12M contract looks ridiculous (there, I said it) compared to Lowry’s (12M) and Curry’s (11.37M).

  • Briiick

    Yes that is what I have been saying these years. Stats without positive correlation to winning are meaningless and clueless fans buy into into these LOL. In fact, a negative correlation to winning like advanced stats have shown for KW indicates stat padding at the cost of his team.

  • jeremy

    Yep but when he has the ball he can choose to shoot

  • jeremy

    thats a common saying lol

  • yes, his defensive impact is more than shown in the boxscore
    that’s why he’s more a complete player than Lamb

    this is really good progress to earn more min

  • Briiick

    Yeah. I guess MJ wouldn’t like Cliff to put his favorite player above his.

  • joyce ward

    Someone posted earlier about the Bulls assistant coach giving lin high 5. Can you tell when and what context was the high 5 given. Thanks

  • Joe what do you know

    Who are the Tar Heels in this team? As far as I can count, only PJ, Psycho and Marv…

  • james brown

    but you yourself suggested for me to follow something and when its my turn to say something to suggest, you blocked out and brand me as god? why?

    and i use the word “MAYBE” for you might want to follow those selfish players!

    were discussing things and out of the blue you blurted out as if i am doin injustice to you…i am just following my thought processess and exchanging words to either reply or answers your thought processess so don’t attack when no ones doing it to you!

    #justsaying

  • jeremy

    Yah multiple occasions
    especially Hawes

  • LinMad

    I think it was in 1st or 2nd qtr.

  • james brown

    its his choice..to shoot or to pass for a better position to shoot being the PG or when it suddenly out of nowhere the ball touches HIM..LOL!,,he can shoot if the shot warrants, but being out of play, you still need to decide if it is proper in team play for one to shoot )factors comes in: position to do it, guarded or not, opportunity in a larger sense) but just for the sake of shooting, he can shoot the ball if thats what you mean if it will make him happy? but jeremy LIN is not that player as i know him to be!

  • jeremy

    Last year, some people felt Wesley Johnson was ignoring Lin a lot but turns out they were good friends
    so maybe the plays were to get the ball to other people
    theres nothing personal there I do get annoyed sometimes but its all cliffords call i believe

  • james brown

    maybe they are friends outside , but when playing, sometimes it is dictated by what others are doing especially what your franchise players doing with some player..
    annoying but its with the coach to limit his kind of Freezing unless he direct it directly!

  • james brown

    hope NOT?

  • james brown

    hater:

    Jeremy Lin tripped over his own feet then missed a wide open layup from 2 feet away
    By Jesus Gomez
    @JejeGomez_PtR
    on Dec 5, 2015, 10:31p

    Headline said he was tripped by his own feet, but his video shown he was tripped by butler..don’t know if the writer is just blind or totally dumb!

  • Linja

    DUMB.

  • Steppen03

    I never doubted Lin’s teammates (outside the superstar ballhogs ) for not sharing the ball – they like a teammate like Lin – an unselfish leader. Now we know it’s more Kobe cancer than BScott. CCliff CAN keep KW & NB under control and have them share duties more with JL7 but the question is not can but will. It’s the Hornets agenda to make KW & NB look good for the All-Stars votes. I have No problem with that at all But the approach can be taken in different way that can also benefits Lin instead of hurting him.

  • Steppen03

    Then JL7 will only have 10-15 mpg. Really not much…. KW is high usage right now. He’s the Face of Franchise, and sells lot of Jordan shoes… smh…

  • Steppen03

    Only so much, only so much… This is Kemba/Batum Show in full throttle!!!
    Very different team from the Hawks & Warriors. Empty potential: Sad….

  • MEL LIN

    From a Bull’s fan
    But thank you for beating us. Thank you so much. The Bulls play like trash every game whether they win or lose, and their record is masking the reality that the Bulls are a mediocre squad at best. Losses like these lead to changes, and that’s what the Bulls need more than anything.

    Also, Batum can’t miss a shot. I’ve never seen him miss a shot, regardless of what the box score says. He plays like Zeus against us. Finally, thanks for making the Bulls front office look stupid for not signing Jeremy Lin even though we had twice the amount of money to offer him than you guys did. Pure incompetence.

    You can be a fool if you want to.

    by Obeastity on Dec 5, 2015 | 10:34 PM reply

  • Brewkowski

    Stacy King doesn’t think much of Lin and rarely says anything positive about his play.

  • khomphuong2

    blind ,dumb and racist.

  • JJ Hui

    All Lin fans know this spotlight ego since 2013! Lol!