G26 CHA @WAS Game Thread

Coming off the 1st full-blown Linsanity game as Hornets, how would Jeremy Lin follow in the next game? If Nic Batum still cannot play due to illness, will Lin/Kemba backcourt be expected to pick up the scoring load again? Batum is listed as probable. https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/678251374728060928 Let’s go, JLin! Let’s continue to shoot at least 8FG  & 4 FT attempts. Relax, be your aggressive self & just play your game on matter what happens


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  • blubell

    1st!
    Hairsanity!

  • Lin vs Wall classic Hairsanity!

  • TTNN

    2nd

  • 1mtoldman

    fast

  • blubell

    Paslm, you tweeted CHA vs TOR. Might want to revise that 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    blubell you are too quick for me!

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Don’t think this will happen but…

    https://twitter.com/SportsWorkinmom/status/678221495902978049

  • blubell

    Psalm tweeted the thread first before posting it on the previous thread. Just got lucky 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    wonder if wall’s raining 50k at the strip club again the nite b4 and how that may affect his game?

    we got an insider there to find out imo the best poster on this site, certainly one of the most popular, kl.

  • CaliUSMC

    omg.. i knew you vultures were waiting…

  • 1mtoldman

    secrets of the stars.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL All depends how much JLin is playing. Normally JLin doesn’t guide Wall/pg when he is on 2nd unit:-)

  • Linzen

    Please no! Don’t trust Fisher as coach.

  • 1mtoldman

    people keep saying all knick are away from a playoff team is a point guard, calderon is aged and useless but most people are looking at lawson.

    yeah like thats a good idea.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOL I know. That was why I was able to be first in one of those times:-) Just went to drink water and returned this thread was up:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I feel the same way but ….

  • 1mtoldman

    2 many vultures here 2day.

  • cdblue10

    How many points he’ll get this time?

  • 1mtoldman

    minutes determines points. pretty much.

  • thanks!
    lol .. man, that was an auto-tweet since I put the wrong title
    I fixed it

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They told Lin “not interested” last summer.

  • cdblue10

    Ok how many points and minutes he’ll get this time?

  • blubell

    Not if he doesn’t get any touches…

  • joyce ward

    Sorry not impressed with Batum

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    But Hornets so far have put most their eggs in Batum’s basket.

  • blueCypher

    That link is taking me to a site that has potential virus issues

  • cdblue10

    Batum is actually a good compliment to Lin and vice versa if he’ll play the right way.

  • joyce ward

    So it would seem

  • joyce ward

    A big “if”

  • DX

    Batum may come back this game and stop Linsanity.

  • Briiick

    Same with me. I am disappointed at the first unit with him outperformed by opponents consistently during the 1st quarter.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He abused so many bad shots.

  • blueCypher

    I didn’t like when he took that contested 3pointer from like 40 ft to try to win the game when Lin was wide open.

  • 1mtoldman

    “pretty much” ie. primary factor.

  • 1mtoldman

    never predict the future only report the present and the past.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No he won’t. I feel Lin has a green light now.

  • cdblue10

    If he can just play within his strength,this team is far better.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Agree, he can pass.

  • Briiick

    There is a reason why they are known as one of the worst managed organizations.

  • blueCypher

    I feel he already had somewhat of a green light, he just needs the minutes to support that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They are small market, their standard is much lower than other teams.

  • joyce ward

    I think Batum and Walker will lose this game tonight with all their showboating to over compensate for lin’s good game. Waller’s post game interview was suspect because it was lin who guarded lowry most of the time.

  • Briiick

    Agree this time. Hornets want to play low ball to him to lower the contract size.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s hard for cliff not to play him close to 30 per night now but we’ll see.

  • joyce ward

    Ok,LOL

  • blueCypher

    He should be getting that near-30 minutes playing time if coming off the bench

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    As usual, Lin will come in with points behind.

  • joyce ward

    Yep, cleanup detail.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Unless it’s blowout game. 🙂

  • 1mtoldman

    uh its never a good idea to correct jw but no; lin was on ross most of the game. he only guarded lowry rarely when walker was not in the game.

    actually i went back and relooked at the first part of the game to try to figure who lowry had such a bad game and i think what was happening by either choice or chance they were doubling and tripling lowry from the start and he got tired of it and just started jacking up 3’s.

    no one really shut lowry down, he just shut himself down getting frustrated with all the attention he was getting.

    i said before the game they couldn’t guard both derozan and lowry and what it seemed they did , again by choice or chance, was ok let derozan go off on hairston and we’ll shut down wall who’s more likely to get other players off as well.

    thats what it looked like to me anyway.

  • 1mtoldman

    a lot of people dont even know what state charlotte is in.

  • 1mtoldman

    oh i didn’t mean you couldn’t predict the future, i mean i just dont. should clarify. clarivoyance is always welcome elsewhere.

  • cdblue10

    A realist…ok…lol.That’s boring though but of course to each his own I guessed.

  • sport

    Batum needs to go back playing SF and not insist on playing SG!

  • cdblue10

    Clifford needs to draw that line if he wants to be more successful as a coach

  • joyce ward

    OK, thanks:)

  • occupatio

    can you elaborate?

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Then I will del it.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If I were Batum, I would sit out this game.

  • joyce ward

    That’s the big agent at the top.

  • occupatio

    batum is kwok’s warg

  • sws94

    I really hope not. It’s possible and maybe probable, but I hope they just play normal and when Lin is on with them, integrate him in and not just pass to each other. Kemba doesn’t need to showboat. He scored 39 I think this season and played big in the last game. It was Kemba that guarded Lowry mostly however, Lin guarded Ross. Lowry tended to guard Lin near the end of the game.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s his agent? Something happened…otherwise why he needed to have breakfast w him? He had been in DC so many times before….

  • Lin Win

    Batum should rest himself! The team is doing great already.

  • 1mtoldman

    possible strip club effect?

    since being filmed raining nearly 50k on strippers at a club in dallas following last saturdays washington win john wall is 8-29 with with 9 turnover in 2 losses since.

  • sws94

    Who knows? I think double figures, but it could be 11-25. Can’t tell. I do think Lin will shoot less. He seemed to suggest that in his post-game interview.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. And also this pic was taken. When did we see pic when he had a meeting with his agent??? Very interesting and happen in this very Linteresting time:-) Let’s wait and see what might transpire soon…..

  • occupatio

    the backcourt doesnt have enough depth to play without batum. thats the truth. lin and kemba cant be playing 40 min a night.

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, do you know who is the other guy? He’s w Lin & Fan after that big game vs Raptors for pizza?

  • Briiick

    shooting guru ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe it was Nurse, shooting guru.

  • blubell
  • joyce ward

    I am not saying this will happen. How many games have we seen where the starters dig a hole with their iso shooting, no defense and bench has to come and dig them out.

  • occupatio

    joyce, starters are doing their best as it is. =)

  • sws94

    Batum is that high? I thought Batum and Kemba would be flip-flopped. I don’t think of Batum as that clutch.

  • joyce ward

    LOL

  • sws94

    Most of them.

  • joyce ward

    Case made. just sayin

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My guess is about 85%.

  • joyce ward

    Very true. I wander are they rethinking the Lamb deal?

  • occupatio

    cuz you looking at kemba’s individual scoring instead of looking at team scoring when kemba is in.

    thats what the offensive ratings mean anyway.

  • Spot

    Good. Really good.

  • Spot

    Exactly.

  • occupatio

    lamb is inexpensive, esp come next year. so not a big deal.
    i think the trend in recent games is to regard lamb as a fixture of the 2nd unit, instead of starter-capable and part of the core crew that closes the game. cliff’s experiment with using lamb in 4Q is pretty much over, it looks like.

  • joyce ward

    I have watched his game and he is a good player, but not elite. When played in Portland he played because of the players he had around him. Now he has to perform and he is kind of mediocre at best.

  • NONONO

    NO LP tonight? How am i going to watch the game? Maybe go watch star wars if Lin does not start.

  • Acbc

    We will never know what God has in store for Lin. The truth is we are fleas arguing who owns the dog. The point of the discussion is not what is in front of him but what more can be In front of him. Linsnaity brought all of us together for a reason. If it was for that shining moment, where would we all be?

    To be the light of the world, you need to be the brightest light. That’s what Lin was in NYC. That’s what illuminated us to his message. Sure Lin could be a great player as a combo guard that helped a small market team reach the finals of the eastern conference. But is that really enough?

    We can all wait and see what Lin will choose to do. But the reason we follow Lin isn’t just to see him be a good bball player. What he represents is a way of living, a way of being. The only way that way become a powerful message is that it is the brightest light possible.

    This world is consumed with greed and lust for power. There is a better way to get to the top! Lin needs to get to the top to deliver that message.

    “THE RISING TIDE RAISES ALL SHIPS”. If that ship has sailed then humanity has lost not just Linsanity 2.0, it’s lost something far more valuable.

  • sws94

    Lin’s numbers are solid.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because he played with Lin until Lin is sub-out by Kemba.

  • joyce ward

    True,so where do you think Lin stands in the scheme of things?

  • sws94

    I have that problem too. Back to the free feeds and hope they don’t cut out or freeze when Lin is in.

  • occupatio

    i think its very much in flux now. which is good.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets is ranked 6th in NBA by bleacherreport.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2599382-2015-16-nba-power-rankings-top-tier-separating-itself-from-the-rest-of-the-pack/page/26
    Of course, ESPN always lags behind in ranking. Anyway, Hornets is ranked 7th
    http://espn.go.com/nba/team/rankings/_/name/cha

  • sws94

    Links for free feeds are on top in this thread.

  • joyce ward

    Why do you say good?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well spoken.

  • NONONO

    what free feeds?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What does it mean, may I ask?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Looking forward to a fat contract?

  • occupatio

    cuz cliff started the season ignoring whatever he saw in pre-season and had a preconception of who his best players are, basically kemba and batum. hes been stubborn about it, but hes smart enough to challenge his own notions, given enough time. i doubt he ever rethinks kemba’s value but thats another story.

    flux means the silliness we’ve seen up to this point has a chance of changing. flux means the possibility of seeing players anew, and that’s lin’s opportunity.

  • NONONO

    thx. they do not usually work for me . not sure why.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    NBAtv.

  • occupatio

    nvm. ‘warg’ is just a silly game of thrones reference.

  • bahahaha… notice how much more Jeremy’s eating than them… he’s got FOUR plates!!

  • joyce ward

    That makes sense

  • NONONO

    can i just sign up one game on nbatv ?

  • Spot

    Wise words. That’s why he deserves his own team.

    And because he’s so good in playing basketball of course.

  • heart

    “There is a better way to get to the top! Lin needs to get to the top to deliver that message.”—> I believe Lin will w/God’s help and in God’s sovereign plan and timing!

  • sws94

    I tried it with Comcast. Couldn’t.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Who’s going to foot the bill?

  • sws94

    Some work better than others. There are a lot of ads. I use adblock and it works for most.

  • sws94

    Maybe it is the person taking the picture’s plates and he has 2, plus a bowl.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I watched games in freesbies all the times and had no issue. I have couple to choose from. Actually I’ve found NBATV was a lot worse than freebies. Why paid for something that’s worse than freebies???!!!

  • NONONO

    maybe no much ads in Australia? I have like hundreds ads show up on my screens if i visit the free sites

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good obs. Yeap there were 4 water cups; presuming there was the 4th person who took the pic; maybe Josh???!!! Don’t believe Josh travels with the team in season. Any insight? This made this pic even more interesting:-) My query mind goes thousand miles per minute now:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I use adblock. It works well for me.

  • 1mtoldman

    the only one ive been able to get to work from above is goatnet but its inconsistnet and you have to click off a lot sequenced popups and you have to know what to click off and what to just wait on its not easy by any means.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Usually the agent, super-star never brings wallet. LOL.

  • David Kim

    Jeff van Gundy said that Batum is not max level player. I totally agree with him but I think he will get max offer from hornets. Smh

  • Hope

    Linsanity 2.0:
    1. Vs TOR

  • heart

    Really? When did JVG said that about Batum? Recently?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Someone here taught me to use adblock, problem solves.

  • David Kim

    I heard that in recent interview

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I get NBA-TV for free..I thought that was the norm everywhere?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Won’t be able to watch the game until after church. Pray that JLin will continue to play well. Go JLin!!!!!!

  • heart

    thanks.

  • NONONO

    i will try. thanks. i think sling might work too.

  • sws94

    Download and install adblock.

  • NONONO

    i will. thanks

  • sws94

    Depends on cable packages.

  • Acbc

    Dare I say human nature at work! Every time Lin has outshined the chosen ones, there’s been some form of retribution to pay for. We’ll know at the end of the game. Lol.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lamb has played well enough in the time he’s gotten to get more minutes…Dude is still shooting 47%FG…As a guard, that’s pretty good…so I wouldn’t dismiss him….

    Lamb should get 20+ minutes…As a Lin fan, I do feel bad for Lin minute increase has come mostly at the expense of Lamb.

  • Dan Ang

    What a big difference the new additions are making. Rich Cho is probably going to get a big Xmas bonus.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    So many teams will have so much cap space many players previously not thought as max will get max

  • 1mtoldman

    lambs defense is just so non-existent it seems clifford has just become frustrated that he’s not capable at all that he’s i agree given up on playing him prime minutes. his exotic gangly seemingly random individualized offense can be good but he’s just such a huge defensive liability that seems what clifford is seeing.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I had made the same point a month ago…I just could not understand why Clifford would so easily dismissed Lin pre-season statistic…Lin should had gotten consistent minutes from the start…It is only during the past 2 weeks that Clifford has finally come to term that Lin is not simply some back-up that he can limited to 15 minutes on some night….

    Lin is as good, if not better, than Kemba on many area…Now, that doesn’t mean Lin should start, but you can’t regard him as an inferior player to Kemba, and if your intention is to bring Lin off the bench, give him enough time to get into rhythm.

  • Acbc

    That’s good work, thanks. Lowrey is more of a PG than DeRozen but he’s also the one that has been hot with big games against Cleveland and GSW (41pts but missed the most important one to tie game for OT). Stef had 42(?). Clifford chose to stop Lowrey instead. Wonder if they tried to stop Kemba and left Lin to score as well.

  • hm, lots of injuries for WAS.
    Beal and Nene included

    https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/678338435237720064

  • NONONO

    I checked goatnet with adblock. it works – test on clipper and lakers (although i have not interested in watching kobe ) – thanks!

  • sws94

    Glad it works.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    If you’re suggesting that agent is in town because Lin may be ready to sign a contract with Hornets or could be traded?

    Also, who’s the agent in this pic?

    I frankly hope Lin doesn’t return to Charlotte after this year…With MKG back, he minutes will be limited.

  • 1mtoldman

    otto porter is their best scorer after beal and wall. (and gortat, forgot about gortat actually scoring bigs like gortat can give relatively weak hornets bigs problems).

    wall has had 2 bad games since his strip club “charity” expenditure.

    but wall’s performance good or bad has been largely irrelevant to washingtons won/loss record this year so far.

  • NONONO

    I have not missed one game yet including preseason. do not want to miss it.

  • 1mtoldman

    i just always fear downloading anything is worse than the thing im trying to stop by downloading it.

    i just learned the sequence of what to click on and what not to an goat is the only one i can get past reasonably well. but it can be laggy.

    kobe not playing. lakers losing big anyway. tank rolls on; starting lineup: clarkson/lou nwilliams/larry nance jr/ someone named brown who most lakers fans on chat kept asking wtf is brown/and hibbert.

  • LinMad

    That’s what I feel too even though I think Batum isn’t a max level player, he will be offered a big contract. He has been treated like he is a max player by the Hornets FO/Coaches. I don’t really see it. In fact, one of the reason I disliked Batum from the start was the lack of passing the ball to Lin and acknowledging that Lin is the backup PG. I think it has improved but still, I don’t like how he is getting the diva treatment by FO while Lin is owning up to every mistake he makes at $2M/year.

    Also, I felt like Lin is being side tracked by Hornets FO like he was when Mavs tried to recruit Deandre Jordan. They really want to keep Batum but they don’t even know they already have a gold mine in Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin obviously brings more value to the franchise. I see that they are beginning to treat Lin better, giving him 27 minutes per game but I think that only occurred because of the many Lin fans voicing their concern when he only got 13-15 minute games in the past and barely any touches.

  • NONONO

    it is not laggy for me. it is like a bit smog for me. but i take it, it is better than just listen to the radio

  • blubell
  • Dorothy

    There were only 3 glasses and 2 coffee mugs…

  • NONONO

    No Kobe is good. Better no scott too.

  • sws94

    Me neither. There is another NBATV game coming up, I’m not sure when. I think January. I can see all the rest, TNT and the local ones but NBATV and not YES when the Hornets play the Nets because Comcast cancelled that channel.

  • sws94

    Yes, the quality of the picture is lower but it is still possible to see the game.

  • sws94

    OK. We’ll see what happens.

  • LinMad

    LIMIT HIS MINUTES!!! WOW I THINK ITS LIN’S TURN TO GET 30+ MINUTES.

  • NONONO

    i use ip redirect app for watch hornets vs nets/knicks

  • Hrpuff

    Jim Tanner’s office is near Washington

  • sws94

    In theory. But if Lin keeps producing, and I hope scoring more, Cliff will have to play him. I’m just not sure about how he’d close games. Maybe drop Marvin from the closing lineup if he returns.

  • sws94

    That could be all that there is to it.

  • NONONO

    i can just pretend my eyesight not good.

  • grover chang

    No wonder they are losing this season.

  • sws94

    Thanks. I’ll get it.

  • LinMad

    When Lin makes it to the top 10 guards for NBA ASG, do you think Hornets will actually take Jeremy Lin more seriously as a candidate for Hornets franchise star? I think at the start of season, for about the first 18 or so games, they really tried to promote Kemba/Batum/even Lamb after his new contract signing and gave them all the luxury to play through mistakes while marginalizing Lin. Now that Lin is playing well with his opportunity that he is getting, do you think Hornets will make some changes on who will be the future of Hornets team? Not saying that Batum and Kemba aren’t but I’m talking about who else can be part of the big 3 in the franchise. I felt that they tried to also make Lamb the franchise star before they even considered Lin.

  • sws94

    How can he do it playing with Kemba and Batum?

  • Hope

    Let’s go Lin, 32/32.

  • LinMad

    That’s the thing, I think he can be the face of the franchise if he is given more minutes by himself to lead the bench. BF1 is becoming a thing now. People actually notice that starters usually dig a hole at 1st qtr and bench has to dig them out.

  • LinMad

    what? 32 assists?

  • Hope

    1 point per minute.

  • LinMad

    Ya, he just needs to keep attacking/shooting. He can do it as long as he’s allowed to touch the ball.

  • sws94

    His guys have to make shots. Lamb hasn’t been great, Hawes doesn’t finish well, Frank neither. Frank and Hawes shoot 3’s well. Marvin is good when he’s in with them and can finish well.

  • NONONO

    2 mins left in 1st half. Lakers 28 vs Thunder 62. Lakers is like a D – league team. I am glad for what ever reason they did not sign Lin last summer.

  • LinMad

    Does anyone know when the first results come out for ASG?

  • sws94

    I saw the score and left the game. And the OKC uniforms are weird.

  • LinMad

    me too, I already knew they made a big mistake by tanking for a pick last season

  • NONONO

    it is like street clothes in India.

  • sws94

    Their pick was a terrible choice. They didn’t need a PG as much as someone like Okafor.

  • sport

    Nothing’s changed Lin will still not start along side Walker and Batum even though he’s better than them!

  • NONONO

    i think that pick was worth 15MLs because it was in lin’s package from Rox and but they never wanted Lin.

  • NONONO

    Jan? I think Lin could make it this time.

  • sport

    No they are treating Lin better because MDA got hired and knows Lin will go wherever MDA goes! Yet they are still not starting him no matter how well he plays!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What will the Hornets be without Batum, Lin, Lamb, Hawes and Tyler Hansbrough?
    They represent the depth of the Hornets.

  • LinMad

    hope so

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah they really haven’t had a regular starting lineup. of the six guys with the most minutes 3 of them aren’t really starter material.

    the interesting thing as i noted below is that walls performance seems to not affect their won loss/ he had a huge string of monster games in uh maybe november? they still lost half of them.

  • CJSHYY

    He said so… I agree.

  • NONONO

    Top 6 Gs would make to the team. He had 210K votes last years with the tanking Lakers. 210K was #7 for ASG East last year. His big impact on rising Hornets, great preseason games in China and ASG hosted in Toronto (1/3 population of Canada and 20% Asians…. i hope his 35 pts on Raptors would help him win more votes in Canada, not less.) , i can see his votes doubled this season.

  • CJSHYY

    As I thought…. Well just hope Lin can get near 30 min playing time & took more shots.

  • NONONO

    BTW, his most talk about crazy hair would win a lot of votes too.

  • joyce ward

    So lin with agent today was it because he hadn’t seen lin a while and wanted to talk to him or were they talking about new contract negotiations? And the plot thickens

  • 1mtoldman

    now i can die a happy man; first jw “and the plot thickens” since…. forever.

  • Rzo Vlade

    link

  • Rzo Vlade

    bulls,spurs what team he will land ….dont tell me rockets LMAO!!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t know about Lakers being like a D-league team but no D-league team would want Byron the Scott as its coach.

  • NONONO

    l like he goes to the team they need him the most and have good PnR coach and big guys ready. 76ers seems fit the most.

  • NONONO

    i am not sure if they can beat a D league team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No, with BS as their coach.

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol tanking..dont like

  • 1mtoldman

    well the players the lakers have on the floor tonite for the most part pretty much the same team they had in summer league and that team was playing against mostly d leaguers current and lost and when yer down like 40 at the end of 3 quarters (almost) well yeah i think you can legitimately call it a dleague team.

  • joyce ward

    I would say the Hornets

  • LinMad

    where did you get this info?

  • NONONO

    I think Thunders has all bench players vs Lakers starters in the end of 3rd quarter, 90:50

  • sws94

    Have you watched them play? Watch 3 games and I want to see if you think anyone you like should go there.

  • NONONO

    i think Hornets has no space and minutes for him.

  • CJSHYY

    Check picture below…

  • NONONO

    Lin is good at leading a team.

  • sws94

    He has more minutes than some of the starters and anyone off of the bench. He’s surpassed Lamb now. It looks like he’s working toward starter minutes.

  • sws94

    You just saw the Lakers. They are worse than the Lakers.

  • NONONO

    Did he has more than 22 mins ONLY if some starter did not play or Lamb was too much off?

  • your son’s voltaire

    warriors, spurs, bulls, sixers

  • your son’s voltaire

    you’re talking about PJ. think about that.. PJ!

  • NONONO

    Kings?

  • your son’s voltaire

    they love rondo. no way is he going to the kings

  • NONONO

    they are losing. Does Rondo has only one year contract?

  • heart

    NBATV will broadcast Hornets vs Wizards game tonight. Wonder if Hornets/Cliff will try to feature NB/KW at the expense of Lin’s PT. When Lin was on Rox, Lin would be pulled at the most inexplicable moment for CP or Harden whenever their game is on national TV.

  • LinMad

    is it me or is the Lakers game still going on NBATV? Still 8 minutes left? Does that mean…we won’t be able to watch it until this game is over?

  • your son’s voltaire

    you’re underestimating the power of simply being called a ‘superstar’ in the legue

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers game is on LP not NBA TV

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah but they’re showing lakers game now.

  • LinMad

    ok cause they were showing part of it just now. I guess a recap.

  • 1mtoldman

    just switched

  • CJSHYY

    NBA TV?! Why?

  • your son’s voltaire

    you don’t understand Linsanity

  • 1mtoldman

    more like a “live look in”

  • NONONO
  • LinMad

    ya, that

  • Hope

    No spike today

  • LinMad

    he’s too cray

  • your son’s voltaire

    rick fox calls batum a 2-way player. laff

  • joyce ward

    Lin is not going to a rebuild team.

  • Hope

    He’s a joke.

  • 1mtoldman

    batum can guard 3’s; the hornets just insist on playing him out of position; why with mkg gone i dont know.

  • LinMad

    No mention of Jeremy Lin yet. Only Batum being the anchor on the team.

  • 1mtoldman

    anchors sink things right?

  • cdblue10

    Hornets NBA’s kept secret is NIC BATUM per Rick Fox….lol

  • LinMad

    he’s an ex Laker so u know…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lol

  • Hope

    Without Lib, this team will be.5 max.

  • LinMad

    anchors stop things from moving forward lol

  • LinMad

    he should try being a car dealer

  • 1mtoldman

    the points spread on the lakers game was so hughe they gonna lose by maybe 40 and i think you still might be able to win a bet on them.

  • LinMad

    They just mentioned Lin going 35.

  • LinMad

    is that what everyone is doing in Vegas now? Betting against Lakers?

  • cdblue10

    Back to the bench.

  • sport

    That is too unreal!!

  • your son’s voltaire

    back to being the 9th man

  • Hope

    Lol

  • occupatio

    what feed ppl watching? i think i have nbatv.

  • cdblue10

    Not right at all!

  • 1mtoldman

    i meant that the lakers were predicted to lose, the spread; the amount they had to lose by for a bet on okc to be sucessfull was so huge they can lose (lakers) big and you still win by betting on them.

  • cdblue10

    NBA TV

  • Hope

    Same sh, different team.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think thats all there is

  • your son’s voltaire

    SIXERS! SIXERS! SIXERS!

  • Hope

    Definitely.

  • heart

    Sick of these band-wagoners/one sided commentators who probably don’t watch Hornets games and just parroting Hornets’ narrative about NB. Have a feeling Hornets Cliff will showcase NB at the expense of Lin since it’s national live TV.

  • 1mtoldman

    and this surprises you? only time not was when either batum or walker sick. no reason to expect a change because of one measly little 35 point game.

  • LinMad

    the camera angles suck

  • NONONO

    YES!YES!YES!

  • LinMad

    he said he might play NB limited minutes today.

  • cdblue10

    It’s like an INTERNATIONAL game…lol

  • 1mtoldman

    all the alt unis this season bad but wash the worst. yet.

  • your son’s voltaire

    nope doesn’t surprise me. thats why ive been saying he should go to the sixers this offseason

  • occupatio

    you see, cody’s hands are ****

  • LinMad

    or the starters gonna dig a hole again?

  • NONONO

    did they block all free sites?

  • Hope

    What’s with the wiz uniform? Sight for sore eye

  • cdblue10

    Scrubs from Washington is winning …lol

  • 1mtoldman

    sight to make eyes sore

  • your son’s voltaire

    some dude named Kelly Oobre Jr. is going to have a career night being guarded by the Nic “2-way player” Batum

  • Job713

    goatd.net has always been “reliable.”

    Just don’t open any windows or click on the player. The ads will expire and game will start.

  • occupatio

    firstrowsports, link 7

  • sws94

    He wasn’t going to start because Batum misses a game. He would start if Cliff changed his mind about PJ only and he hasn’t.

  • occupatio

    wall is embarrassing kemba

  • LinMad

    hairston looks like a changed man now

  • Hope

    These starters really are consistent trailing every 3/4 games played so far.

  • NONONO

    got it . thanks

  • occupatio

    i cant decide if wiz uniforms are ugly or not. its different. kinda cool. maybe.

  • heart

    Consistent PT and role can do wonders.

  • cdblue10

    Very consistent,if this will be counted as a road going to the final,they’re heading to the right track for sure

  • occupatio

    harden commercials are pure garbage.

  • sws94

    His character isn’t high and he isn’t charismatic

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t agree more… I hate it not bc it’s from Harden. LOL!

  • occupatio

    def no charisma.

  • sws94

    They aren’t really trailing, lead is going back and forth. But they don’t look impressive.

  • NONONO

    Some Hornets fans said their bench perform better because other teams’ benches are worse. I wonder if what did they think about Lin’s 35 pts as a starter. Lin helped their 1st quarter lead since … like years ago.

  • occupatio

    another worthless screen by cody.

  • occupatio

    bench plays so well that opposing teams put starters against them.

  • cdblue10

    Hahaha…these starters are definitely scrubs!!!!!

  • LinMad

    dang we are trailing again

  • sws94

    Now the starters are trailing. Same story.

  • Starters are truly consistent … in giving huge leads
    14-20 now

  • John Focker

    Give them time, they’re getting there right now.

  • blaznazn22

    where is the D lol

  • your son’s voltaire

    gotta give them props. they never disappoint us Lin fans lol

  • Hope

    F Charlotte and cliff.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s the way it’s…. smh!

  • Guest

    Too bad it is. Back to 20 minutes 10 points for Lin

  • CJSHYY

    Still no Lin yet?

  • cdblue10

    Prolly Fox was talking about DECLINE NOT DEFENSE…lol

  • NONONO

    In today’s practice, Lin said containing Wall should be the key to defeat WAS . Wall is 5/7, 11 pts in 9 mins.

  • amazing how many blown layups and putbacks are out there *sheesh*

  • stam

    Wall is scoring over kemba like nothing

  • John Focker

    Cody is the only one with D, no other starter has it. *wink*

  • occupatio

    and cliff will have kemba guard wall all night. book it.

  • Linsanity2.0

    9 minutes and Lin still not in? Clifford is so stubborn!

  • blaznazn22

    umm thats obvious..its like saying the sky is blue or the grass is green

  • John Focker

    As was a much-declined Rose.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Starters dug us in a hole again .. here comes the Bench force one!

  • 808JL7

    Lin in now! Come on JLin your time to show your game.

  • your son’s voltaire

    PJ was suppose to take the defensive load off Batum who is the 2-way player. yeah ok. looks like they’re doing great on defense so far lol

  • Lin in with 2:55 left in Q1

  • LinMad

    Ya go ahead and sign Batum to a max contract $18-20M/year.

  • cdblue10

    Assist

  • Lin assist to Kemba 3

  • occupatio

    2 plays in a row run for kemba.

  • NONONO

    Do you mean Cliff is obviously …. stubborn?

  • cdblue10

    Just like that and the lead was cut down to 2

  • your son’s voltaire

    look at Fox trying his best to discredit Lin

  • Dorothy

    33333333333333

  • cdblue10

    Lin33333

  • John Focker

    Ignore former Mr. Williams.

  • heart

    Lin is a decoy for KW for KW’s own scoring.

  • Lin 3333333!!!

  • LinMad

    3 by LIN!

  • stam

    Lin for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 808JL7

    New hairdo.

  • Nice hair, JLin!!

  • stam

    good D by Lin…

  • like an actor

  • LinMad

    you know Hawes won’t catch that

  • CaliUSMC

    what does it look like this time…

  • stam

    I like his spikey better than this lol

  • your son’s voltaire

    what’s amazes me more than how Lin keeps his hair straight up, is how he keeps flat on his head

  • CaliUSMC

    Oh god I just saw it.. What is that thing..

  • conservatively parted to the side

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN already making an impact… Clifford get a grip and play him 36 minutes a night!

  • Hope

    3 min 3 points.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Clifford is in love with Kemba.. i swear hes married to this guy

  • stam

    I hope Lin is allowed to play 30 mins+ today

  • CaliUSMC

    I want him to get a perm.

  • cdblue10

    He doesn’t know Walker,he only catches Lin passes

  • blaznazn22

    same…he should dye his hair gold

  • cdblue10

    Another assist

  • stam

    Nice A by Lin. started with Kmeba distribution.

  • Hope

    Same story, bench comes in, gets the lead back

  • CaliUSMC

    2asts

  • Linsanity2.0

    never gets old

  • sws94

    Another failed end of quarter execution by Kemba. Terrible.

  • occupatio

    lol. end the quarter with lin pnr. but thats too sensible so wont happen

  • stam

    Kemba should have passed that one instead airball.

  • Linsanity2.0

    are you surprised?

  • 808JL7

    ISO Kemba for last shot. Airball. Give Lin a chance too.

  • CJSHYY

    He’ll not.

  • cdblue10

    Kemba loves to shoot in dying seconds but his shots are all dead missed.

  • sws94

    Not at all. Annoyed however.

  • NONONO

    do count on him to pass in final 5 secs

  • heart

    9 out of 10, KW wants that last shot even if someone near him is open.

  • sws94

    Lin may be in a nice rhythm now. He’s looking good. That 3 looked smooth as did that assist to Kam.

  • John Focker

    Let him ruin his own FG%, I’m not complaining.

  • LinMad

    we caught up right when BF1 came in

  • stam

    He just needs coach support to be PG and more mins.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin bout to go ham 2nd quarter.. his confidence is sky high

  • NONONO

    3 mins 2 ast, 3 pts. cannot ask more

  • occupatio

    lin attacking a closeout and passing to kam — that happened bc lin was one pass away from kemba instead of on opposite sides.

  • 808JL7

    Another assist by Lin.

  • stam

    Nice Assist by Lin easy bucket for spencer

  • heart

    We’ll rooting for that forever. Hopefully this next season, the stars are aligning for him.

  • cdblue10

    now They’re up by 3 easily

  • LinMad

    Lamb is trying really hard on D but fouling. A for effort

  • stam

    Sorry that looked like a foul…

  • blubell

    Good d

  • Linsanity2.0

    Why is Clifford calling a timeout? he never calls timeout when the starters dig a big hole

  • NONONO

    3 assists in 5 mins

  • Linsanity2.0

    this is going to be a high assist game for Lin

  • heart

    Kam should have caught that rock. He should at least have step over the baseline to catch the rock and throw it back in.

  • your son’s voltaire

    politics! MJ must be sitting courside

  • sws94

    I don’t like how Lamb is playing. Nice 3 but besides that, he’s not playing well.

  • cdblue10

    Prolly he’s coaching the real starters not the bench…lol

  • Linsanity2.0

    his defense needs work

  • NONONO

    would cliff limit Batum under 20 mins?

  • sws94

    I don’t like his offense either.

  • Linsanity2.0

    no way hes playing over 30 minutes

  • 808JL7

    Lakers lose by 40!!!

  • cdblue10

    Another assist

  • Linsanity2.0

    you surprised?

  • Lin Win

    Whenever Lin drives he dribbles the ball so low making it slower to bring it up for a layup. His head is always down so he’s not aware where his defender is.
    That way it makes it easier to get blocked because the defender can see the ball being brought up and anticipate the block.

  • NONONO

    4 assists for Lin

  • NONONO

    BF1!

  • Lin Win

    They sure make it so attractive for Durant to join the Fakers.

  • cdblue10

    Freakin Lamb

  • blubell

    Laaaaamb

  • CaliUSMC

    Freakin Lamb

  • occupatio

    thats lamb’s 2nd PF. he might be pulled

  • LinMad

    aww way too many fouls by Lamb

  • LinMad

    3rd

  • NONONO

    Lamb has hard time on D

  • blubell

    3 fouls for lamb

  • your son’s voltaire

    thats what lamb needs to do, use his length to get easy buckets down low

  • blubell

    Nice pass

  • CaliUSMC

    YO THAT WAS ANICE PASS. WAS THAT KEMBA?

  • NONONO

    GREAT BENCH

  • LinMad

    WOW this unit looks good

  • Good hustle by BF1

  • blubell

    Pj

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • CaliUSMC

    that was pretty.

  • stam

    That was great team ball

  • occupatio

    hawes couldnt finish the great dish by lin. so asik

  • your son’s voltaire

    i love how not only does the bench make the opponents look silly, they make the 1st unit look awful

  • Job713

    Lin called for it and Kemba passed it! Wow.

  • CaliUSMC

    Hornets 22rebs > Wiz 13rebs

  • LinMad

    Lamb is hustling today. I think Lin inspired him last game.

  • Lin Win

    Do we really need to feed the ball to Hawes under the basket for him to make one? That assist from Lin was already served on a platter and Hawes can somehow miss it.

  • CaliUSMC

    Lol

  • Hairston with a nice look-away pass to Hawes :]

  • CJSHYY

    So Asik. Haha! I like it.

  • sws94

    Finish those feeds from Lin big men.

  • LinMad

    ya he ain’t that great at catching the ball and he has butter fingers

  • blaznazn22

    i thought lin has 2 turnovers? his stats says one

  • your son’s voltaire

    thats what he needs to do. i don’t like how he normally goes iso. but if he plays within the system and uses his length he can be very disruptive

  • occupatio

    if lin had drummond, he would destroy teams

  • NONONO

    bench has 21 pts already .WAS 4

  • your son’s voltaire

    just 1 turnover on that long pass intended for Lamb

  • blubell

    They gave the last one to Hawes

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222

  • your son’s voltaire

    wall continues to destroy walker

  • blaznazn22

    wierd..because hawes didnt catch it?

  • Job713

    Wall going right at Kemba

  • cdblue10

    Floater

  • occupatio

    lin was defending wall fine, then kemba comes in… gives up drive

  • Lin Win

    He tries way too hard for fancy passes. He doesn’t know he’s bad at it.

  • CaliUSMC

    BYOOTIFUL FLOATER BY LIN

  • blubell

    Floater

  • Job713

    That’s the way to use a floater! LIN!

  • LinMad

    now Lin has 2 TOs

  • blubell

    Traveling… 2 TO

  • stam

    Traveling come on… brah

  • your son’s voltaire

    Fox bent on not making any positive comments on Lin

  • blubell

    Error… I’ll take it lol

  • Dorothy

    222222222222

  • cdblue10

    Lay up

  • 808JL7

    Fab layup by Lin.

  • blubell

    Finger roll

  • LinMad

    omg the feed is dying for me

  • Linsanity2.0

    same

  • 808JL7

    Awesome D by Lin

  • CaliUSMC

    Can someone provide good stream link.. Mine is soo bad

  • cdblue10

    Shut up Fox

  • Linsanity2.0

    league pass?

  • your son’s voltaire

    ballstream sucks!

  • CaliUSMC

    me2

  • blaznazn22

    nice try lin, trying to get the charge

  • LinMad

    they have it on leaguepass?

  • occupatio

    no feed…

  • Linsanity2.0

    what happened to my feed yo

  • cdblue10

    No feed

  • CaliUSMC

    what is going on…..

  • feed went dead..
    Both goatd.net & ballstreams

  • NONONO

    ifirstrowus ok

  • Linsanity2.0

    EXCELLENT D BY LIN WOW

  • Lin Win

    THat was too obvious

  • sws94

    I lost the feed too.

  • LinMad

    so um…Lin beat Wall twice? I just heard from the commentators

  • Lin Win

    Wall dribbled off Lin’s foot out of bounds play

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin should be guarding Wall. Kemba is too small for him

  • blaznazn22

    i think wall dribbled off his own foot

  • 808JL7

    Again Lin stops Wall. Wall bounces ball off his foot. Hornet ball.

  • xeroid

    Lin covered Kemba’s failure, left his man open for 3.

  • noob

    Lin playing really well. Wall just picked off a Kemba errant pass and Lin was tight on Wall and caused Wall to turn the ball over

  • heart

    Am I reading it correctly that KW has 0 assist so far? Lin has 4 assists. Both has 2 TOs.

  • Lin Win

    THey said it’s Lin’s foot

  • Linsanity2.0

    are you surprised?

  • Linsanity2.0

    no he dribbled off his own foot.. its Hornets ball

  • CaliUSMC

    i love you

  • heart

    Not surprised, sick to stomach!

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Please keep the play by play coming. “watching” the game through you guys

  • Lin Win

    Good

  • occupatio

    yes. i feel same way

  • blaznazn22

    god…wtf is cliff doing, where is batuum and lamb we need OFFENSE

  • cdblue10

    Where are you watching guys I lost my feed

  • occupatio
  • LinMad

    That was not a basket interference

  • CaliUSMC

    featured comment scroll up

  • 808JL7

    Another assist by Lin to Batuuum.

  • blubell

    Assist

  • CaliUSMC

    LIN ASSIST TO MARVIN NICE

  • LinMad

    it was Marvin

  • sws94

    Except for TOS, Lin is really sharp tonight.

  • Dorothy

    222222222222

  • CaliUSMC

    He’s moving off the ball really well

  • 7pts/5asts now.. Nice!

  • noob

    Lin with nice move to get open and hits a bucket

  • NONONO

    Lin seems no much O effect in past 5 mins.,

  • 808JL7

    Yes Lin again!!!

  • occupatio

    1:02 Jeremy Lin makes 21-foot two point shot (Kemba Walker assists)

  • stam

    was it a jump shot?

  • CaliUSMC

    DDUE LIN IS ON FIREEEEE

  • CaliUSMC

    2222222222222222222222222

  • GoJLin!

    9pts/5ast

  • Lin Win

    IN YOUR FACE

  • occupatio

    darn im not seeign any of the game

  • Dorothy

    it is a 2

  • 808JL7

    Yes.

  • LinMad

    Batum let his man open

  • noob

    Wall is beasting tonight. Wiz up by 6 at the half

  • occupatio

    1:02 Jeremy Lin makes 21-foot two point shot (Kemba Walker assists)

  • blubell
  • sws94

    OK, Lin is playing well but the team needs to play better. Lamb has been a negative.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Wall going off lol.. 20 pts 6 ast wow

  • LinMad

    that basketball interference was the reason

  • stam

    YES!!! J’s decrease his risk of injury.

  • NONONO

    Double Double tonight?

  • heart

    Who’s guarding Wall? Is KW?

  • Linsanity2.0

    Wall and Lin are killin for my fantasy team haha

  • blubell
  • noob

    picked up 3 quick fouls

  • 808JL7

    Just happy.

  • Weifang

    nothing personal, but as long KW plays long minutes, this team has no hope.

  • Lam

    Hornets going to lose this one. First team will dig a bigger hole after the start of the second half.

  • Linsanity2.0

    yep

  • blaznazn22

    cmon lin, get 3 more points!! pad ur stats man pad ur stats!!

  • NONONO

    They should just let BF1 play!!!

  • 808JL7

    He looks so much bigger when it’s spiked.

  • occupatio

    stream is finally back

  • CaliUSMC

    My predictions have been on point lately. He will get 25 tonight dont worry

  • LinMad

    umm…it’s not even Chinese new years what are they doing in this half time? Celebrating Jeremy Lin?

  • blubell

    Just in time for half time lol

  • Linsanity2.0

    Chinese youth club for half time

  • Linsanity2.0

    its because Lin is in town

  • occupatio

    sad…

  • blaznazn22

    its for jeremy…they want to get him next year

  • cdblue10

    It’s up now

  • LinMad

    lol i just edited my post with that. I swear

  • NONONO

    Lions dance show in halftime? Lin would fire up in 2nd half?

  • your son’s voltaire

    damnit great first half and ballstream cuts out. it’s back now at least.
    get to see the dragon dance which was why im tuned in in the first
    place…

  • stam

    True, but Lin has done miraculous things~!

  • heart

    Remember this bc a guy on this forum will refute it. On Raptors game, Lin also defended and disrupted Lowry’s shooting stride and he said it was KW who guarded Lowry most of the time…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kemba left too much time after his last shot.

  • xeroid

    KW, but when KW was out at beginning of second quarter Lin got him under control.

  • noob

    Hornets losing this one on the defensive end tonight, also not taking care of the ball. Lin playing very well though

  • Lin Win

    Lin 9pts 5 ast ! Not bad
    Hope he goes 20 10 tonight!

  • occupatio

    why does nbatv sound like a washington feed. annoying

  • blubell

    Wall has has 20/6… where is the D?

  • grover chang

    Wall brought A game. Wizards radio saying his best half of the season.

  • blaznazn22

    wall is just on fire tonight, hitting everything really, 20 points and 6 assists in a half..he has gone off, need to contain him better

  • noob

    umm because it is

  • heart

    KW is guarding Wall. Remember this.

  • blubell

    Because they’re the home team so their feed.

  • zxcvb

    Lin locked in, but Wall is destroying Kemba. Gotta put Lin or even Batum on him.

  • xeroid

    When KW was out, and Lin played PG, he kept Lowery under control.

  • LinMad

    coach should just put Lin on Wall

  • occupatio

    oh i see. lol

  • NONONO

    Kemba+Batum, 30mins and 3 asts. I hope Cliff rest them.

  • devin23

    Starting lineup needs changes. 2nd unit can’t continue to play catchup from the deficit the starting lineup creates almost every game..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lion dance in Christmas?

  • 1mtoldman

    no one but lin playing any d. wash hittin 50% and 60% from 3 an all 2 easy

  • blubell

    They are usually very boring… not a lot of talking but at least they’re nice to Jeremy

  • blaznazn22

    they’re doing it for all the lin fans

  • noob

    starters not getting the job done

  • heart

    Exactly. But the guy gave credit to KW.

  • 1mtoldman

    hes been guarded such as it was almost exclusively by walker.

  • NONONO

    Wait, Lions “eat” money? WAS fans thought they fed food.

  • occupatio

    wall overrated. and i have to see him go off tonight. meh

  • sws94

    Don’t care for these announcers. Like they are thinking Washington is better than Charlotte. They sound like a Washington home squad.

  • xeroid

    Lin kept Wall under control on the 4-5 minutes in second quarter when KW was out. KW can keep up with Wall, Lin has to cover for him in transition, left his man open for 3.

  • cdblue10

    These commentators are Wall’s n*thuggers

  • devin23

    I think the best starting 5 would be lin/lamb/batum/William/kam, with kemba as sixth man but we know hornets would never try that, not even to finish games.

  • grover chang

    I don’t think he is overrated. No one is saying he is a superstar. Wall is all-star caliber.

  • occupatio

    as blubell said, nbatv is using the home feed, so they are wash crew

  • kauaiblue

    I know!

  • noob

    Let’s see if JLin can bring it in the 2nd half.

  • sws94

    Lin can outplay him if both are on their games. I think Lin can guard him and contain him to some degree.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin should go up to Clifford and demand that he guards Wall.. that will show Clifford he is a leader on the court

  • 1mtoldman

    kemba’s making it too easy

  • Acbc

    Put Lin on Wall and John Wall will hit the wall. Lol

  • occupatio

    yes.

  • sws94

    I think he is to some extent.

  • GoJLin!

    Lucky Hawes, play with Lin got 4/5 with 9 points and +9; Lin stay longer with starter, got 4/5 with 9 points & 5 Asts, but become +0; hope starters come back with more energy.

  • noob

    of course what do you expect they are the Wizards announcers

  • CaliUSMC

    The cam guy talking these two chicks lol

  • sws94

    OK, cause it sure sounds that way.

  • NONONO

    hope starters not come back at all

  • cdblue10

    Hmnnn that explains it

  • devin23

    starters suck.. one of the worst starting 5 in the league. Fortunately for the hornets, they have the best 2nd unit…

  • heart

    That’s why Cliff needs to disrupt Wall’s offensive stride and change personnel. Let Lin guard Wall. Lin did it before and Wall was held off. Lin outplayed Wall before.

  • Hope

    Wow 9pts, 4/5, 1/1 3fg, 5 asst 14min.

  • 808JL7

    We’ll see how far the 1st team falls behind before Cliff goes to JLin and BF1.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With the first team all negative -7 to -12, what else could you expect?

  • cdblue10

    LOL

  • LinMad

    Batum isn’t quick enough for Wall. Lin on Wall is better.

  • Hope

    Lol

  • blaznazn22

    lol cliff has gone nuts…he doesn’t start lin, but he gives him more minutes than a starter

  • blubell
  • John Focker

    Be considerate of the blind.

  • heart

    ATH is So WRONG! Let Lin guard Wall. He held Wall off before. Lin outplayed Wall.

  • xeroid

    And he kept Wall in control when Kemba was out for about the first 5 minutes in second quarter, although the rest of the team wasn’t and Wall did have a couple of assists.

  • CJSHYY

    Let Batum to do it. See how good his D is… smh!

  • grover chang

    Yeah, but I love it when Lin does a great play and I hear an involuntary groan under their breath because they can’t believe what they saw.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s what clifford always does. he wants to play Lin to the ground

  • John Focker

    Batum’s D is not great, but it’s still an upgrade on Kemba’s.

  • sws94

    That’s Lin’s normal rotation.

  • kauaiblue

    Excellent production!

  • LinMad

    it’s like showing Lin that he is a starter but not really one

  • joyce ward

    He gotta play the starter game. LOL

  • occupatio

    lol hilarious. charlotte viewers are so blind

  • Hope

    Lin starts 2nd half.

  • NONONO

    Re: GT: CHA @ WAS Saturday, 12/19 7:00 PM EST

    Unread post#101 » by Vae Victus » 3 minutes ago
    Another option is to switch Lin onto Wall when he’s in. Lin can guard PGs fine, so if Lin’s legs are up for it then having him lockdown Wall is worth the loss in offense due to fatigue.

  • sws94

    Is it progress that the starters didn’t dig as hole as big as they usually do?

  • occupatio

    vae is a goofy lin homer.

  • LinMad

    nah it’s just the team they are playing is not as good as the others

  • heart

    At the Hive has not watched Lin outplayed Wall. They’re really underestimate Lin. NB is slow and maybe still sick. Let Lin guard Wall! NB has not made a field goal, only FTs.

  • xeroid

    Jeremy came in when the starter dropped 5-6 behind, Lin rallied to +3-4, and then starters came back with Lin and the lead disappeared.

  • NONONO

    Did someone say Lin start 2nd half?

  • LinMad

    PJ is making the starters look good

  • occupatio

    cody has awful hands. second time tonight.

  • Did Rick Fox just say that Hornets will step it up another level in the 2nd half so the Wizards other than Wall have to step up?

  • NONONO

    sometimes i feel Kemba is jumping around without a target

  • LinMad

    there we go Batum

  • occupatio

    terrible shot by batum

  • GoJLin!

    He shall, but NO, CHA keep the original 5

  • sws94

    Lin in.

  • LinMad

    ok that shot was bad by Batum. Very Kobe like of him.

  • Hope

    Linn is in.

  • Lin in with 9:11 at Q3

  • occupatio

    lin in. 9 min mark. flux baby

  • Linsanity2.0

    Batum passes up open shot for contested shot lol

  • NONONO

    Batum has no energy at all. rest him for Monday Rox game please.

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to be on Wall, not whoever it is now

  • sws94

    Finally Cody does something decent.

  • kauaiblue

    Batum is so slow… whos brilliant idea is it to make him pg,

  • stam

    LOL this rookie piling up the fouls..

  • LinMad

    or to guard Wall…ATH smh

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • LinMad

    He’s got to be trolling…

    nice by batum on both ends well done fella give that guy the max
    by ChopperJones1234 on Dec 19, 2015 | 8:18 PM reply

  • kauaiblue

    I hope walker continuea to guard wall… no free lunches…

  • Fevers End

    This is a very slow game with all of these fouls and turnovers.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i think Lin needs more gel

  • sws94

    He’s sick.

  • John Focker

    Please refrain from bringing in random garbage.

  • cdblue10

    333333333

  • 808JL7

    Lin for 333333

  • blubell

    33#

  • LinMad

    Lin is in for defense only rn

  • Lin for 3333333333!!!

  • stam

    YES 3!!!!

  • GoJLin!

    NB 5 Asts, LIN 33333!

  • LinMad

    Wow LIN3333 tremendous arc

  • kauaiblue

    Pass to jlin, dumbazz batum!

  • bad timing 🙂

  • your son’s voltaire

    how the heck does batum get an assist for that Lin 3?

  • occupatio

    not great shot selection by batum, but it goes in. i say that so often watching this team.

  • WAS Announcer: “Lin with a tremendous arc, fresh off his 35pts!”

  • heart

    I like Wiz commentators. They sound very complimentary towards Lin.

  • blubell

    12 pts, 5 asts, 17 min

  • Lin Win

    That was such a yolo shot by Batum

  • Hope

    Come on Lin, just 20pts more to 32′

  • cdblue10

    Lin and Wall is becoming a tight backcourt,they talk to each other very frequent now

  • Lin Win

    One pass and shoot no dribble

  • occupatio

    indeed. but batum doesnt only live once. he lives every night.

  • LinMad

    83% FG, give Lin max contract

  • CaliUSMC

    Top Performers via ESPN

    Cha: J. Lin 12 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast

    WSH: J. Wall 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It goes in. lay off.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Will Lin play the rest of the game?

  • sws94

    Good game except for TOs. But, whatever, Wall is turning it over too.

  • kauaiblue

    What?

  • blubell

    They are always nice to Lin but they’re so boring lol

  • Lin Win

    He’s like F*** it if the guy’s hand is in my face I’m just going to shoot it

  • CaliUSMC

    huh

  • Linsanity2.0

    No rest for Lin.. he could end up playing 36 minutes tonight

  • blaznazn22

    yeah man, as long as it goes in, its all good

  • LinMad

    one bounce and shot

  • occupatio

    hahaha

  • cdblue10

    2 mins rest

  • noob

    I’m sure he will need a break at some point but he’s going to get a lot of burn

  • stam

    Man wall is killing it..

  • blaznazn22

    let me guess, lin to washington 2016??

  • LinMad

    ya before the 3

  • occupatio

    ‘throw minutes at him, he eats up minutes.’

  • sws94

    Short rest.

  • cdblue10

    No way

  • CaliUSMC

    he is killing kemba*

  • sport

    That was a bad shot selection and Batum just took the shot without passing to anyone which is what I want Lin to do more of. He doesn’t always have to pass the ball after half court. He can certainly just take a shot without passing to anyone.

  • stam

    fake foul BS good defense..

  • occupatio

    phantom foul

  • heart

    I learn from them. They’re being very truthful and encouraging w/their own guys too, not degrading like Rox.

  • grover chang

    Those two forever in my memory when it was Lin vs Wall during summer league. First time I saw Lin.

  • sws94

    What ref called that?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Zeller just couldn’t hold on at the center position. I think Kaminsky is a little more solid.

  • devin23

    How do you know that?

  • occupatio

    dunno. but kennedy in tonight

  • GoJLin!

    He over hear our complain, quickly pass to LIN earn an AST, then rebound and did a Fadeaway Jump Shot; not bad for a sick person!

  • grover chang

    Lot of bad passes by wizards.

  • stam

    Marvin williams for 2 !

  • John Focker

    Is it me, or Cody’s low post offense looking more and more like Asik’s?

  • CaliUSMC

    Butter Fangers

  • occupatio

    kemba isnt even trying to recover after getting screened off

  • stam

    OK refs are really against lin in this game..

  • cdblue10

    I mean Walker sorry guys

  • sws94

    What just happened? Lin should be on the line for 2. Stupid refs.

  • CaliUSMC

    Commentator: “Good no call” lol

  • occupatio

    bill kennedy is head ref tonight

  • John Focker

    Refs are really against Lin in most games.

  • grover chang

    They can’t believe Lin is beating people up.

  • kauaiblue

    He tripped and no foul?

  • NONONO

    the rotations are so messy

  • John Focker

    Refs – 1 STL.

  • kauaiblue

    Jlin on wall now?

  • sws94

    Wall TO machine.

  • Lin defended Wall perfectly.. TO from Wall on pass!

  • blubell

    7 TOS for Wall

  • occupatio

    lin on wall. there it is.

  • LinMad

    good D against Wall by Lin

  • grover chang

    Momentum is bad. Hornets going to lose this one.

  • LinMad

    Batum’s lazy pass again…

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • Lin Win

    No Lin went out of position. Lin thought Batum would shoot so he ran in for the rebound

  • cdblue10

    Give the ball to Lin …Batum

  • kauaiblue

    St give jlin the ball clifford… what is this batum crep??

  • stam

    Lin talking to the refs, should have gotten 2 foul shots.

  • occupatio

    ball just stays in batum and kemba’s hands. game is boring typical charlotte starter ball

  • grover chang

    I thought batum minutes were limited.

  • CJSHYY

    I know… smh!

  • LinMad

    no he wasn’t…it was a bad pass, Lin tried to chase it but other team got it

  • John Focker

    Clifford’s “limited” minutes for Batum = 2 less minutes.

  • NONONO

    It is almost like Orlando game except Lin

  • Lin Win

    The pass was aimed at Lin. Lin thought Batum would shoot so he ran in for the rebound.

  • occupatio

    starters suck. i will keep chanting it

  • Good cut by Lin to get Kemba pass .. foul by Neal
    2 FTs

  • noob

    Looks like Lin is covering Wall now (?)

  • grover chang

    Feels like Orlando. Can’t get over the hump.

  • kauaiblue

    I know! Just cut him loose. Hes not that good.

  • Linsanity2.0

    more like it

  • cdblue10

    He needs to be in that corner

  • NONONO

    Lin has 0 ast after Kemba came up. 0 point after Batum came up.

  • occupatio

    wall has 7 turnovers. never criticized

  • sport

    Just take Batum out! Walker and Lin can hold this team!

  • LinMad

    not anymore, I saw Kemba guarding him at the end

  • John Focker

    That’s name calling, please address properly as Kemba.

  • blubell

    finally!

  • stam

    yeah unless they get fired up and play like no tomorrow and run some plays for lin

  • grover chang

    Better yet lamb for walker. Lamb is hot tonight.

  • blubell

    not a peep…

  • NONONO

    They hurt the team and Lin more than Was.

  • LinMad

    Batum slows down the pace of Lin/Walker

  • LinMad

    does Lin get 2 FTs?

  • hm, no FTs yet

  • Lin Win

    Lin 5/6 let the man shoot in the 4th man!

  • I guess not ..

  • cdblue10

    Take Batum out ..!!!!

  • blubell

    Batum needs to sit

  • kauaiblue

    Batum is messing it up!

  • Lazy Batum pass to Hawes ..TO

  • stam

    batum has some bad passing for realzzzieszzz.

  • occupatio

    ball just stays on one side when kemba/batum run offense. even mchale understood the principle of moving ball to other side. EVEN MCHALE

  • LinMad

    Batum’s passes are not on point.

  • blubell

    boooooo

  • devin23

    Why is batum still in game when he’s playing like crap?

  • Ball shouldn’t be on Batum’s hand tonight.
    He’s not feeling it off the illness

  • heart

    Batum is a weak link tonight.

  • CJSHYY

    Finally Batum is out. smh!

  • LinMad

    sit Batum pls. Let Lin facilitate.

  • MoominFloren

    please take Batum out! he’s slowing down the team

  • blubell

    Jeremys!

  • stam

    NICE assist!

  • Lin to Lamb for easy 2 😀

  • LinMad

    LAMB!!

  • NONONO

    If they keep Batum and Kemba on the court, they better take Li out and let him lead BF1

  • occupatio

    bill kennedy is the baseline ref on charlotte offense, and the midcourt ref on charlotte defense. i think his number is 15

  • WAS is having momentum now.
    If Lin has the ball, he can draw FTs to stop it

  • Linsanity2.0

    Washington is getting all the calls… its ridiculous

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • Linsanity2.0

    Refs are so bias its ridiculous

  • grover chang

    Another loss. Clifford better accept they can’t afford to have bad starts anymore. Need a good start. Need good starters.

  • blubell

    Tank,

  • stam

    Its over.. wizards on fire.

  • NONONO

    I get it. Cliff try to lose this game

  • Lin Win

    Lin doesn’t get to facilitate or shoot !
    What is he doing out there then?

  • blubell

    Where is the foul!

  • occupatio

    bill kennedy was the baseline ref on that lin drive.

  • cdblue10

    Gee zzz that referee

  • stam

    that was a good try but i think that the refs are very biased against lin tonight.

  • Lin pleading for a call with the ‘shady’ home-ref

  • sport

    Refs not calling fouls for Lin.

  • your son’s voltaire

    gortat is pretty sneaky with his fouls. refs dont see it

  • occupatio

    looks like kennedy is back to his old prejudices.

  • kauaiblue

    Jlin gets hacked again!

  • LinMad

    Wow i’m surprised Lin got to the basket that quickly

  • blubell

    Looks like it…

  • stam

    yeah that was sick speed

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a shoot out. no D

  • blubell

    Still surprises you lol

  • sport

    Too bad Lin got hacked and no foul call! That should’ve been a basket!

  • LinMad

    i saw it the toher day where he only had 4 seconds, but 2.8 secs or whatever it was? amazing

  • LinMad

    ya Lin too quick for these refs

  • sport

    Haven’t see Lin move that fast in a while with these ball hogging teams.

  • blaznazn22

    these refs are pretty ridiculous..they called like a hundred fouls for washington maybe 2 for hornets

  • your son’s voltaire

    hornets need to finish the game with the 2nd unit if clifford has any balls

  • blubell

    It’s Kennedy

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin gets no calls.. ridiculous refs

  • NONONO

    Cliff see what is wrong more than what we see. But he really wants to play Kemba and Batum

  • CJSHYY

    He will not dare to do so…

  • occupatio

    you could tell lin was frustrated with not touching the ball. thats why he shot most times he did.

  • grover chang

    Yeah expect a loss tonight. Better not lose Monday. Rockets!

  • NONONO

    All I care for this game is Lin get another 4 assists. If Cliff did not care the win, why we care?

  • CJSHYY

    He finally came in early for 3Q but after that 3P no ball at all… smh!

  • blubell

    No kemba and Batum… let’s go!

  • heart

    Cliff kept KW as pg and Hornets are still trailing. As PG KW only has only 2 assists for 31:02min.

  • kauaiblue

    yeah!

  • John Focker

    Jeremy 12 pts on 7 shots, Kemba also 12 pts…on 13 shots. Just saying.

  • blubell

    Freebie

  • kauaiblue

    13 pts!

  • LinMad

    Lin gets the tech. I think Lamb wanted it lol

  • occupatio

    PJ is having a good game. he can play with lin.

  • stam

    good offensive, gotta make these 2 hairston

  • kauaiblue

    come on bf1!

  • blubell

    Yeah team guy

  • GoJLin!

    And Lin also has 6 AST, KW only has 2.

  • LinMad

    agree he hustles hard

  • John Focker

    Refs cheating him on FTs, only 1 FTA all game.

  • blubell

    Come on Hawes!

  • sport

    Without Batum, Lin would get his rightful minutes! Batum is still sick so Lin get to play with starters and bench. Lets see how long this last.

  • stam

    wow hawes is blowing all lin’s passing.

  • sws94

    THese big men can’t finish.

  • stam

    who is guarding dudley

  • occupatio

    who is supposed to guard dudley?

  • kauaiblue

    is hawes related to asik?

  • LinMad

    The misses Hawes does makes me wanna pull my hair

  • Lin Win

    Man please waive Hawes 2 easy ast gone

  • LinMad

    Who is on Dudley?

  • kauaiblue

    anyone plays well with jlin if they buy in!

  • Who’s supposed to guard Dudley?

  • John Focker

    In terms of converting Lin’s passes, Hawes/Cody combined don’t add up to Ed Davis.

  • John Focker

    Hawes and Cody both are.

  • sport

    Yes that offensive rebound was great. He’s still a rookie but he’s improving.

  • your son’s voltaire

    SIXERS! SIXERS! SIXERS!

  • kauaiblue

    he got hacked at least twice with no ft!

  • sws94

    Can’t play PnR if the Big man can hit a basic layup.

  • occupatio

    thats whyat i asked.
    either lamb or PJ

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They are embarrassing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The pass is there and they fail to make the shot.

  • Lin Win

    Can Lin ever get a good center to play with? 4 years Asik,Black,Sacre and Hawes are so bad.

  • NONONO

    YESYESYES

  • sws94

    1-27, 1-27, 1-27

  • Linsanity2.0

    Dwight Howard

  • Linsanity2.0

    Hawes has missed 2 point blank layups from Lin.. get this guy outta here

  • LinMad

    Ed was good.

  • sport

    If MDA can call the shots and guarantee Lin is starting of course!

  • your son’s voltaire

    20pts, 10ast, 5rbs average

  • blubell

    222222

  • occupatio

    difference between cody and hawes is at least hawes can catch the pass

  • Linsanity2.0

    Ed Davis would be best big man on this team

  • NONONO

    Lin would help them 27-27

  • 808JL7

    Lin scores layup

  • LinMad

    Lin doing the heavy lifting now

  • John Focker

    He’s NOT a good center.

  • sws94

    Lin shoot them please. Just shoot them.

  • blubell

    Always…

  • occupatio

    8th turnover by wall. superstar.

  • sws94

    True.

  • heart

    Lin has not set his feet and Batum already passes to him. This has happened twice in this game already.

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin should have finished that omg….

  • LinMad

    he trying to make Lin look bad. Batum should have shot that

  • Linsanity2.0

    LIN you should have drove that straight in man

  • John Focker

    Just realized that Wall is 2 TOs short for a triple double!!!

  • Lin Win

    Man Let Lin shoot? Lin wouldn’t even shoot when someone is guarding him but Kemba would LOVE to go 1 on 4

  • cdblue10

    Batum just play decoy on this game,he’s garbage

  • occupatio

    hide it, dont smell it

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • John Focker

    Hawes doesn’t even bother raising his arm for D… SMH

  • blubell

    Do TOs count?

  • your son’s voltaire

    batum doesnt look like he wants to be out there

  • occupatio

    when kemba guards wall, game over. why even bother playing. cliff cant open his eyes and see the obvious

  • Lin Win

    Yes let 5-15 shoot the ball more than 6-10

  • John Focker

    KHuang said Ed was garbage compared to Cody/Hawes/Kaminsky/Tyler, I’ve yet to see proof of that.

  • LinMad

    he’s shooting 33.3%

  • Fevers End

    No,just a joke.

  • LinMad

    Lin should start driving in and layups

  • Linsanity2.0

    Lin should have a double double by now if not for blown layups by the BIGS

  • LinMad

    The real problem we’re having is our defense. Wiz shooting over 50% from inside and perimeter

  • sws94

    He’s not getting calls, Maybe go for short jumpers. But take shots.

  • blubell

    15p/6a/3r…. at least Jeremy got his stats tonight.

  • grover chang

    Limit his minutes?! What a joke.

  • Lin Win

    SHould be at least 20 and 10

  • sws94

    Lin just off on that shot. Just keep shooting.

  • blubell

    Yup. Refs and blown assists

  • grover chang

    Starting to think this team is believing their own hype. Playing down to competition. They aren’t that good to take nights off.

  • blubell

    CHA catching up!

  • LinMad

    Batum should do that more

  • occupatio

    lin with transition pass to kemba

  • wow .. 92-95 now with 4:10 left

  • Lin Win

    Keep giving it to Batum to burn the rookie

  • kauaiblue

    is that an assist!

  • LinMad

    FT too!?

  • cdblue10

    OT for the triple double

  • Hornets is fighting hard.
    Good to see

  • LinMad

    starters need to play this hard from the start so we don’t trail like this.

  • John Focker

    Jeremy 15pts 5reb 7asts in 32 min, not starter treatment yet but on right direction.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, and LIN got his stat & min

  • Linsanity2.0

    amazing

  • blubell

    15/7/4… nice

  • occupatio

    wall played a lot of the 2nd quarter too. hes tired. 38min so far.
    as with many of their staarters. they running out of steam, like hornets in 4Q in raptors game.

  • sport

    OT sounds great, Hornets will win cause Wall is dead tired.

  • 15p/7a/5r now

  • LinMad

    20-10 plssssss

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Defense at the middle!

  • Linsanity2.0

    15 and 7 thats what Lin would be averaging if given consistent minutes

  • cdblue10

    Just keep penetrating

  • blubell

    Correction… 5 reb

  • occupatio

    should be and could be. depends on what scorekeepers do. its subjective

  • sport

    Lin would average 20+ points per game if he was a starter and given the long minutes!

  • Lin Win

    Embarrassing when your “bench” player is the Top performer of the game.

  • Lin 8th assist to BAtum!

  • your son’s voltaire

    oh nice pass to batum
    rick fox: i think he just lost possession

  • occupatio

    i love lin.

    annoiuncers said lin lost the ball in air instead of being a pass lol

  • blubell

    Nice accidental assist

  • occupatio

    so i guess no assist hahaha

  • blubell

    Lol

  • grover chang

    Lol

  • Lin Win

    ast?

  • LinMad

    did that count as assist?

  • John Focker

    Who gives a hoot what they say, Jeremy was credited with the dime.

    EDIT: WTH? ESPN stats reversed!

  • LinMad

    did it count?

  • sport

    LOL it counted!

  • Lin Win

    still 7 ast

  • blubell

    Boo.. took away assist lol

  • Good D by Batum to draw charge

  • John Focker

    I saw 8 and then it was reversed.

  • occupatio

    it wasnt accidental

  • LinMad

    Zeller coming in to rescue Kemba

  • your son’s voltaire

    that has to be an assist. only a real hater would not credit the assist to LIn

  • Lin Win

    COME ON HORNETS! WIN AGAINST WALL

  • occupatio

    kemba coming in to rescue wall

  • blubell

    WAS tired legs. CHA should win this…

  • occupatio

    then kemba chucks on other end. typical.

  • Kemba ISO 3 *sigh*

  • LinMad

    why did Cliff call that play?

  • John Focker

    Kemba’s Wizards’ Player of the Game.

  • cdblue10

    Why opted for 3 if you can drive to the lane

  • kauaiblue

    kwalker chucking it up…

  • sws94

    Kemba’s 3 was bonehead.

  • sport

    Lin doesn’t get a pass when playing with Walker and Batum, this is sad.

  • LinMad

    Cliff signaled that play to Kemba. That’s on Cliff.

  • This is why Kemba ISO can lose game.

    No passes, just shoot 3 early in shot clock.

  • occupatio

    offensive reasons.

  • kauaiblue

    just give it to jlin… and he will figure it out!

  • BobbyH

    If Lin got 20 points, I am happy

  • Lin Win

    Sigh 6-18 Kemba over 6-12 Lin

  • zxcvb

    Lin still gets the freeze out during crunch time. At least he’s getting touches before that.

    Kemba is not a winning PG. It’s painful watching him “lead” during crunch time.

  • heart

    KW should not have shot that long 3. Should drive to the basket to get quick easy 2 and get some stops.

  • occupatio

    kemba just reverting to his usual career self.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The difference is on Marvin Williams.

  • LinMad

    agree

  • cdblue10

    Lol

  • John Focker

    Screw ESPN haters, NBA.com has Lin with 8 assists.

  • Fevers End

    Did Stephanie say Kemba is always looking to pass? I’m on Wizards feed.

  • occupatio

    game was lost on wall/kemba matchup. not much more to say than that.

  • Kemba TO! ..

  • sws94

    Timely TO Kemba. That may be it.

  • John Focker

    Kemba to the rescue! For the Wizards…

  • LinMad

    ok game over

  • CJSHYY

    But from my box score it’s only 7 not 8.

  • Lin Win

    Thanks Kemba

  • zxcvb

    Game over. Kemba ruined it.

    Lin used properly and this team would be 20-6

  • occupatio

    she says silly things like that about kemba. ‘team is so unselfish’

  • Reality Check for Hornets.

    Kemba untimely TO & bad ISO will be their demise

  • heart

    See what I mean… At the most crucial times, KW made a turnover– In Raptors game, and now Wiz game!

  • John Focker

    Dang it! I sweat it was eight less than a minute ago. Should’ve kept my mouth shut, jinxed it!

  • LinMad

    Lin barely got to play point today. Only in 2nd qtr where they caught up and led the wiz after starters dug the hole.

  • Fevers End

    Can we just have Clyde Frazier and Dell Curry?

  • John Focker

    She’s right, team’s unselfish, just Kemba’s not.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba simply coughs up the ball for no reason.

  • your son’s voltaire

    kemba is making wall look like superstar

  • John Focker

    He’s got money on the Wizards win? LOL

  • sws94

    Good play, Lin. Stop the clock.

  • zxcvb

    Lin touches it for the first time in 10 possessions…instant FTs.

  • occupatio

    lin is mad. hes been trying to take control of the game since 3Q. but not enuf chances.

  • NONONO

    did Lin guard on Wall at all tonight?

  • Intelligent play by Lin to drive & find Zeller

  • sws94

    Forget it, not their night.

  • LinMad

    good play by Lin. Stops the clock, 2 free buckets.

  • Lin Win

    LIn finally touches the ball and we get 2 FTs

  • occupatio

    and the assist didnt count. scorekeepers changed it. lin only 7 assists now

  • LinMad

    2 3 pointers for OT

  • blubell

    Should have passed to Lin

  • sws94

    Traveling and Kemba had Lin wide open for a 3. Come on, Kemba.

  • occupatio

    thats hardly it. cliff screw ed up the matchups. kemba cannot slow down wall at all. the outcome tonight is not random.

  • LinMad

    Kemba is a bunny now

  • Kemba should’ve passed to Lin for a corner 3
    Wide-opeeeeen! *argh*

  • blubell

    15p/7a/6r

  • sport

    Thanks Kemba for winning the game for Wizards.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Make or break on Kemba Walker!

  • Kemba single-handledly gave an early gift to tired Wizards with his ISO & TO ways

  • Lin Win

    Kemba is just so bad in the clutch. Can’t shoot and doesn’t want to defer

  • JJ Hui

    Always KW or NB and the coach’s problem for a winnable game!
    18 TO! It is the fact n not the blame!
    Coach think too high of Kemba n he couldnt handle JW!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba is not good at basketball. He’s just great at streetball.

  • NONONO

    Thanks to Cliff

  • occupatio

    if you got a dollar for every time kemba failed to pass to an open teammate…

  • John Focker

    Kemba 6-18, 2 asts, 4 TOs, 40min, enough said.

  • zxcvb

    Shackles on him all 4th. Thanks Kemba…

  • LinMad

    Lin better get the last shots. ISO LIN

  • occupatio

    3rd and 4th.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I call this game bad coaching on Clifford.

  • NONONO

    It is not Kemba or Batum’s fault. It is Cliff.

  • heart

    Cliff continues to be slow making in-game adjustments. In this game, Cliff allows Wall to go off on KW.

  • cdblue10

    Lol game over!!!!If you’re catering with Kemba and Batum then you’re doomed.

  • Lin Win

    Only time Lin gets the ball is when Kemba AND Batum fails the offense which is highly unlikely since they would just jack up shots

  • LinMad

    i dont’ know why he matches KW with Wall and Derozan and Curry. He gets burned so badly.

  • kauaiblue

    lol…

  • sws94

    Wall caught up to Lin.

  • John Focker

    Clifford deserves the L, he’s earned it.

  • zxcvb

    Horrible finish — Lin was hot, Kemba got jealous.

    Lin barely even touched it and lost his rhythm.

  • he’s one of the few quick enough to do that

    Lin slowed down towards the end

  • blubell

    Walker and Batum both 1-7 from 3…

  • occupatio

    cliff tried to do some things different tonight such as bringing in starters early in the 2nd (wasnt effective), and bringing lin early in the 3rd, at 9min mark (even tho he never touched the ball).

    but the obvious mistake is that the backcourt lineup should be lin and batum, with no kemba. that is the only way to slow down wall, who is key to their offense.

  • sport

    “star PG gets to guard the other star PG”

  • sws94

    Lin and Wall can keep up with each other. Lin should have been on Wall most of the night.

  • JJ Hui

    Then lost a ball during the most crucial moment!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba is the problem. Always. He’s just not a good PG. But he refuses to let anyone “outshine” him and will chuck no matter what. He knows CHA will support him anyway.

  • FSW

    He recognizes talent not
    He is a defensive coach

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    John Wall still holds the grudge about Lin crossed over slam dunk 3 years ago.

  • yup, Wall went by Kemba repeatedly to dish or score.

    Can’t stop Wall with Kemba guarding him but his $12M contract makes him a Wall defender (or enabler)

  • sport

    Nothing has changed, Lin still won’t get to play PG on this team and is always iced out!

  • rookie75094

    I don’t care what Clifford is doing…he better beat the rockettes next game!!!

  • John Focker

    Charlotte slipped to 7th. Will slipping out of playoff contention wake Clifford up from Kembaball delusion?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kemba took over and the result?

  • LinMad

    ya he better. If they lose to Rockets because coach wants to cater to Batum and Kemba only like we saw this game, Lin should ask for a trade.

  • occupatio

    maybe he has a big ego and doesnt want others to outshine him. but i dont think its that. hes simply a dumb player. good guy, dumb player.

  • no doubt. Wall should thank Clifford

  • blaznazn22

    oh well guys…LIN GOT HIS!! im just disapointed he didn’t get 17points, only 1 basket away.

  • sport

    Lin and Wall are rivals especially after Lin embarrassed him during that summer league.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Kemba has single-handedly lost 3 of the last 4 games. Oy vey.

    Send Lin to Philly now. There is a small but real chance the Sixers would catch up to the Lin-less Hornets by the end of the season.

  • Promo Sports World

    They just need a better offensive scheme down the stretch

  • kauaiblue

    no lin, no win… simple as that

  • perhaps AFTER they slipped, quick in-game adjustment is not Clifford’s forte

  • Promo Sports World

    Come on philly that’s no mans land

  • sport

    But he should’ve been the highest scorer not Kemba!

  • zxcvb

    Getting to watch Lin lead a bunch of “scrubs” to respectability while proving himself a star PG would be AMAZING. CHA is a loser squad. They’ll creep into the playoffs and lose easily thanks to Kemba.

  • MoominFloren

    Stubborn

  • blubell
  • occupatio

    lin with 7 assists even though at least two at-the-rim passes were asiked by the bigs. and even tho lin barely touched the ball this game, besides the first half of the 2nd quarter.

    amazing really. those arent freebie assists either.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The bigs that can’t convert from inside.
    The lack of variety in Kemba offense; live or die with Kemba.
    Batum fails to make his shots.
    That all adds up.
    Lin stays at the corner as usual and sometimes his shot is blocked because the spacing is bad.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The assist stat might tell you Lin was THE point guard tonight.

  • sws94

    They are rivals but that summer league game is in the past. Wall now is considered a star and Lin not quite. It’s just two fast competitive PGs playing hard now.

  • NONONO

    Lin had 35 minutes, no ball, no sweat.

  • MoominFloren

    I like the term “asiked”

  • blubell

    lol. Asiked is a word now?

  • sport

    So long as Lin gets to be the starting PG with 32+ minutes I’m all for it! Lin can turn a team of non stars into contenders just like with the Knicks!

  • Promo Sports World

    Don’t understand while some want to create a rift by blaming kemba and batum….Jeremys mins and shots and play up….Clifford is not creative on offensive and neither is Pat Ewing….they need a strong coach on offense

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yep, Lin thought game was over for this kind of aggressive block. Lucky Wall didn’t get injured.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No, Lin will stay and he will have to turn on his defense for this team.

  • zxcvb

    That’s what a lot of people don’t realize. There are some guys who are nice off the court, but selfish on the court (Kemba, Parsons). There are some who are nice on the court, jerks off the court (most players). And then there are guys who are nice on and off (Duncan, Lin, Novak).

  • Weifang

    they have only one and he is on the court all the time.

  • sws94

    Garbage game from Kemba. Zeller at least gave effort but he’s unpolished. Hawes blew 2 of Lin’s assists easily. Batum at least tried, he was noticeably not back from his illness. Lamb was terrible, PJ good, MW’s shot off but gives effort. Really, Kemba playing poorly and choking down the stretch sealed a game that they fought back hard to be in.

  • NONONO

    Re: GT: CHA @ WAS Saturday, 12/19 7:00 PM EST
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    Unread post#206 » by thekiller99 » 1 minute ago
    What can you say?
    Kemba got burned by Wall the whole game.
    Crucial TOs late in the 4th by Kemba sealed the game.
    Coach would rather let Kemba continue to jack up shots being 6-18 and 1-7 from the 3 than let guys like Lin who was 2-2 from 3 shoot.

  • LinMad

    Starters not doing their work from the start. Always trailing. Bad matchups by coach. Kemba on super stars = defensive disaster.

  • John Focker

    Ignoring open man to take contested low-percentage shots, sound familiar?

  • rookie75094

    too bad Clifford is signed for 3 more years

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s very true.

  • Promo Sports World

    Lin wants to be on a winning team and getting mins it’s starting to look that way with the hornets

  • zxcvb

    Barely touched the ball down the stretch. Should have had 18-20 easily, just on FTs.

  • Promo Sports World

    Maybe 3 years ago but philly is a huge project

  • occupatio

    thats not really a good analysis. the problem is far deeper than who shoots the ball and how often.

  • Promo Sports World

    Can always bring in a disciple from golden state or San Antonio or even the Bucks….get that ball moving

  • sws94

    Kemba didn’t play well. Last game he was fine. Not this one. Lin had plenty of minutes, played well. I think Lin could have looked to do more down the stretch. Lin needs to become Mr. 4th quarter again. Clifford has plays but things get ugly later in the game and he has to figure out how to get the team organized and disciplined late in games.

  • John Focker

    It’s a defensive disaster even against handicapped stars like DRose. Kemba simply has no D.

  • zxcvb

    Lin + MDA = .500 team. They have two talented bigs in Okafor (offense) and Noel (defense). Add another shooter to Covington and that’s a playoff team.

  • LinMad

    Batum didn’t look like he was trying at the start. Only 2nd half he started trying.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Who lost the game for the Hornets? +/- will tell you the story.
    The first team all -ve!

  • sws94

    Clifford is playing Lin. Another coach might not.

  • NONONO

    I cannot watch details of the game. Who was guarding Wall most of the time?

  • LinMad

    I wouldn’t even dog on his shooting. It was his defense on Wall that cost the game. His shooting was all a coaching problem. They allowed him to shoot at the end to close the game.

  • Lin Win

    Cliff is working Kemba way too much playing 41mins. By the time we get to the 4th quarter Kemba’s legs would’ve ran out.

  • John Focker

    Clutch TOs ARE a serious problem with Kemba. Low shooting percentage also reflects poor shot selection, often times ignoring open man.

  • sws94

    Lin had touches but too sporadic.

  • rookie75094

    he is playing Jlin…but not correctly…. and there is nothing he can do about it…it is out of his hands….that’s the problem

  • Promo Sports World

    That’s my take on it….this is team is very coachable….most team focused and coachable team Lin has been on…..its on the staff

  • blubell

    No one was guarding him…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    all but Lin

  • sws94

    At least 2. He could have had double digit assist if they are handled right and a few perimeter shots fell.

  • occupatio

    and ‘no one’ is selfish on this team

  • xeroid

    Well, look at the stat, Lin has 7 assists, Batum has 8,and Walker has 2. Jeremy was sitting at the corner during the later part OF 4th quarter with little touch of the ball. If JLin played PG on the whole 4th, then both the team and Kemba would have better.

  • sws94

    why not? coined by occupatio

  • LinMad

    Lin guard him once I think and made him turn over the ball.

  • Lam

    Some Lin fan is already ruffling feathers at the Hive after the loss. Sheesh…

  • LinMad

    POLITICS. Any real good coach would have said “Hey Lin, you’re guarding Wall today since your size and speed is closer to his.”

  • Lin Win

    Lamb shot 50% but gets 12mins while Kemba shoots 6-18 but gets 41mins.

  • noob

    I think it was mostly KW

  • sws94

    Batum gets a pass. He looked ill.

  • Promo Sports World

    And that’s not cool

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good call

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Marvin Williams didn’t have a very good game and typically Hornets would lose.

  • blubell

    That happened at least couple times JLin was on Wall.

  • heart

    We’re not creating “rift”. We’re pointing obvious out weaknesses in coaching by allowing starters to keep digging holes and having the bench to bail them out. We get frustrated to see the wrong players kept staying on court when it is a winnable game if Cliff just make quick and right adjustments. We do care how Hornets/Cliff utilizes Lin bc he can help them to win.

  • Promo Sports World

    Glue guy has to play well

  • blubell
  • NONONO

    Cliff knows Lin the best to defend guard. why not let Lin do it?????

  • noob

    This game really was lost on the defensive end. In fact this is the first game this season where the Hornets scored at least 100 puts and did not win

  • sws94

    Refs weren’t given Lin a favorable whistle tonight. He had to get it through field goals.

  • LinMad

    If Cliff would have put Lin on Wall, I bet you Lin would have spiked his hair up today to gain another 3 inches. He would be like a 6’6 defender on 6’4 Wall.

  • Lin Win

    Batum being ill gets a better stat line that Kemba says a lot

  • rookie75094

    yup made him overthrew the ball out of bound

  • LinMad

    That’s right! 15 pts off the bench and 7 ast

  • noob

    agreed. MW is critical to the success of this team

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s very true too.

  • Promo Sports World

    Dudley hit big shots so did temple and sessions…gortat had a good second half….wall had almost ten TOs…washingtons bench/sub-starters were hungry…..

  • LinMad

    I swear, the coaching is all politics. Lamb should have got more minutes with Lin today. He was shooting great.

  • occupatio

    previously, cliff on lin’s defense: “his defense is really good” “he is really good PnR defender.” thats why lin was used to guard nobodies like gary neal tonight hahaha.

    meanwhile wall gets whatever he wants against kemba, but cliff doesnt adapt.

    cliff will probably never change his outlook on kemba. hes smart enuf to change his mind about things, but not on this.

  • John Focker

    Lamb has no D. But point well-taken, his D couldn’t have been worse than Walker’s.

  • blubell

    The few times he was on Wall, Jeremy made him pass out or result in TO. Not sure why Clifford kept Kemba on Wall who scored 20 by halftime!

  • Promo Sports World

    Word lamb can’t guard a chair

  • joyce ward

    I am not giving Kemba any more passes. He was trying to outplay and outscore lin instead of focusing on his assignment ,which was Wall. Clifford needs to police up Kemba/Batum, because if he doesn’t, this a sinking ship.

  • noob

    agreed. Many here complain how Lin gets the short end because of politics but it happens to other guys also like Lamb. He deserved more PT than he got

  • blubell
  • xeroid

    We aren’t creating rift, if Cliff wants to play Kemba together with Lin, at least allow both to be combination guards instead of sitting Lin at the corner, that way ball movement will more than double and assists too.

  • noob

    Bradley Beal didn’t play tonight

  • occupatio

    i meant neal. i got confused by name rhyming.

  • blubell
  • Promo Sports World

    They were throwing the ball everywhere tonight….sloppy

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Sorry but you don’t get more TOs than assists if you’re the pg

  • NONONO

    Hornets website title “Kemba double doube, but Hornets lose”. No shame.

  • John Focker

    Even the sick and inefficient Batum played better than Walker tonight.

  • occupatio

    smh. clueless. go watch the tape, cliff.

  • zxcvb

    6 boards.

  • noob

    he was trying tonight though- that’s why he picked up 3 quick fouls

  • LinMad

    This is why you need to define who your PGs are and tell the other players to respect their roles. Otherwise, you get more lazy passes and turnovers. IMO, it should be Lin and Kemba only. Batum is a shooter. He’s just too slow to faciliate or make quick decisions. I feel that they tried to make Batum a facilitator because Kemba doesn’t pass a lot. Kemba can pass, he just doesn’t do it that much.

  • John Focker

    Should’ve read “Hornet lose on Kemba’s 33% FG and clutch TO”.

  • Promo Sports World

    If beal wasn’t playing there is no need to give Hairston any minutes….those should go to lamb and just hope he can out score his man….

  • occupatio

    frankly, thats beside the point. the game was not lost because of the last 2 minutes, but the previous 46.

  • NONONO

    not. Should’ve read “Hornet lose because Kemba let Wall beat Hornets”.

  • LW

    Hornets could have won last game without OT but Kemba TO and wasted the chance. They could have come back in this game but Kemba TO and killed their chance.
    So Hornets and MJ, if you want to bet your money on Kemba, you will be going nowhere!

  • zxcvb

    Kemba reverting to the mean after his fluke hot start. He’s always been an AWFUL shooter throughout his career, well below average even by ordinary standards. Lin’s worst TS% season is better than Kemba’s best. And that’s while marginalized!

  • LinMad

    There were some good momentum in the previous 46. Especially from BF1. It’s all a coaching disaster today. I did see Cliff signal to Kemba to shoot a 3 in the last 2 minutes when we were only 3 pts off and he bricked it.

  • sws94

    I don’t feel great about this game. Lin did well enough but I feel he could have been a little more assertive in crunch time. I liked the assists and he could have even got more. But it wasn’t a win, Charlotte needs to get wins. Win the next one, the Rockets are dysfunctional and Kemba should be able to guard Lawson. Oh, forgot, Lawson is suspended again.

  • LinMad

    They should be betting on Lin now even more so than Batum.

  • LinMad

    and Lin will guard Harden please. Spike your hair up to gain a few more inches.

  • zxcvb

    CHA is going to implode next season when Lin leaves. And Batum sure as heck isn’t going to stay on a weak CHA team that barely makes or misses the playoffs this year. There are plenty of teams willing to pay him and give him more shots.

    And Lin is headed wherever MDA goes.

  • Phillycheese

    I think this was a game to play Lin and Lamb together more and sit Kemba. Puts more size against Wall, and Lamb doesn’t really have to do more than chase Temple or Sessions around.

  • cdblue10

    Kemba and Batum can’t guard most of their men and just trying to pass the ball w/in themselves,the result was always pathetic.These 2 are just borderline above average players and trying to sell themselves as superstars,another pathetic idea.

  • rookie75094

    yup ref “swallowed” whistle

  • John Focker

    Lawson suspended by league or by Harden?

  • Phillycheese

    Give Batum a break as I think he tried his hardest despite being sick still.

  • zxcvb

    Best player on either team stood in the corner for 10m at a time.

  • occupatio

    lin did his best to be assertive in 2nd half, and didnt force the matter too much. its hard to be assertive if you dont get the ball and dont run the offense. in that scenario, to be assertive you have to force shots isntead of taking what the defense gives you.
    if he did that, hed just be like kemba or batum.

  • LinMad

    if he was still sick he shouldn’t have played today. I don’t like divas.

  • sws94

    What I mean is Lin had a few times he drove into the basket and could have finished by dished off and the big didn’t finish. I also think he could have looked to cut some. I saw a few times a wide open middle.

  • Phillycheese

    Hairston should guard Harden next game. Gonna need all his fouls in that game.

  • zxcvb

    Lin played great. He didn’t touch the ball and lost his touch when he did get a shot, but that happens to everyone. Even Curry and Durant and Lebron. Blame Kemba’s awful play and bricking.

    When Lin is handling the ball and goes 6-18 (like Kemba), THEN we can bash him for stinking.

  • sws94

    Exactly, I don’t want Lin much on Harden and Harden getting those stupid whistles.

  • Phillycheese

    Not a diva, the team was short handed. Batum tried to help the team out. Give him some credit not hate.

  • occupatio

    i see. i hope lin does learn that the bigs on this team cant catch or cant finish (or cant do either). he indeed should try to finish more himself on drives.

  • cdblue10

    And the coach won’t say anything.

  • FSW

    No rift by us. Already there. Did you not see Kemba ball at the end. He screwed his teammates to be the man.

  • sws94

    Am I bashing him? I think he played well enough. That’s my assessment of today’s game. He had some TOs that weren’t great either, like he messed up an outlet pass that he usually makes in his sleep. Call me a tough grader but this guy is talented so I give him a well enough for this game.

  • LinMad

    that’s where I disagree with you. People said we were shorthanded last game and we still beat the Toronto Raptors with just Lin/Kemba. Same thing that is said about MKG but we’re still in playoffs. Same with Al Jefferson. We are never short handed. We are too deep to be short handed.

    I feel Hornets coaches/fans don’t respect or give enough credit to the players on the floor. You Hornet fans want Batum to have a max contract next season but I do not see it yet.

  • Phillycheese

    Lin has to be more assertive. He needs tollok to take over games. Give Kemba credit,even when he’s off he looks to take over. Lin needs more moxie.

  • occupatio

    i agree, batum did what he could. players do whatever they can do. the problem is when coaches misjudge what the players can do.

  • sws94

    Also, I’ve already said Kemba had a garbage game in a previous comment.

  • FSW

    What is Lin to do clap his hands and have teammates pass to him?
    Kemba is the pg and Lin is not his top option to pass too.

  • zxcvb

    At the very least, I’m glad to see Lin regaining his shooting touch (last 5 games look very nice). Back is healthy, swagger is back. Minutes are way up. Just needs more touches.

    This Kemba loss (#5 or 6 on the season) also seals my feelings on a Lin trade. CHA is going nowhere with Kemba as PG. I don’t care about watching Lin stand in the corner so Kemba gets the team swept in Round 1.

    Trade him to Philly now and at least we’ll enjoy exciting, high-scoring, teamball while re-establishing Lin’s reputation.

  • sws94

    Kemba didn’t play well tonight, last game he did. Batum gutted it out and played OK.

  • zxcvb

    And do what? Steal the ball from his own teammate?

  • LinMad

    I think it has to do with Batum slowing the pace down. If Batum isn’t on the floor, Kemba knows he’s the only PG and he will pass more. But if Batum is passing and taking some of Kemba’s role, Kemba will play more like an SG.

  • sws94

    I agree. I don’t know why some get offended when we say he could be more assertive. Sometimes you go out and get the ball. Charles Barkley is all over Dwight Howard because he says he doesn’t do that. If Lin goes out and gets the ball and then doesn’t hesitate and rams it down their throats, he at least gets a chance to get some calls and get to the line. How many times have we’ve seen him do this in 4Qs?

  • I am The Jason

    Its tough to win games when the 3-ball is not falling. M. Williams was 1-5 while Kemba and Batum were 1-7 each. Lets hope The Hornets can beat the brakes off of Houston next game.

  • occupatio

    playing behind kemba is an absolute waste.

    if lin can start on a team such as philly, it will make for super entertaining basketball. i just want to see him play his game.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Every game where Lin goes cold, people say the exact same thing: “He should be more assertive.”

    How do you be assertive without the ball??? Nobody can do that.

  • rookie75094

    I saw so many non calls from the refs …it was sickening

  • sws94

    Clap your hands and say give me the ball. Say give me the bleeping ball if that’s what it takes. You don’t think Kemba does that? Or, after a possession tell Batum or Kemba that you’ll handle some of the next possession. Don’t ask them, tell them.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    I agree. He didn’t get calls. But I think he could have shot more down the stretch. He had a good game, just the team needed a little more assertive play out of him.

  • joyce ward

    Nope this ain’t on lin at all. Lin did what he could, but until clifford polices up his mediocre divas,they will bearly win anything.

  • zxcvb

    LOL. Never works for anyone and causes real trouble for the team and in the media (getting angry on camera). And I see Lin calling for it a bunch of times — no response from Kemba.

    Clapping your hands doesn’t magically put the ball in them. Heck, I even see LIN ignoring a player clapping his hands when they’re not the best choice.

  • rookie75094

    that’s the point…he was being assertive but instead of fts he got tos…smh

  • occupatio

    im clapping at your comment.

    i dont see no ball appear yet.

  • sws94

    LOL nothing. How do you think guys in the NBA talk to each other. Hand me the ball please? Listen to some uncensored play from them. They are assertive and alpha or they don’t get the ball. Lin can be very alpha when he wants to be.

  • zxcvb

    Oh wait. You want the ball? I didn’t know that. Now that I know that, here you can take 5-10 more shots.

  • occupatio

    did you get my text? my facebook PM?

  • sws94

    You clap your hands to get attention. And demand the ball. Sometimes there is no other way. Watch Harden, watch many of the top PGs. They aren’t just handed the ball all of the time.

  • zxcvb

    They talk and it doesn’t work. Unless they already have a good relationship with unselfish teammates. Kemba ain’t doing jack s**t to sacrifice his own stats to win or help Lin.

  • LinMad

    might as well if Charlotte falls off from playoffs because of bad coaching trying to please the divas

  • zxcvb

    Yes, but the tone wasn’t “assertive” enough.

  • sws94

    I’m not getting into that garbage. If Kemba and Lin play together they know its the game and nothing personal. I think Kemba would love to see that assertiveness and confidence from Lin. He’s already said he needs a break sometimes. Not on the last play of the game, but down the stretch Lin needs to take over some of the possessions.

  • occupatio

    harden is the face of the franchise and can get the head coach fired if he wants to. with that kind of power, he can do anything he wants, and he does. no defense? no problem! not a relevant comparison for lin.

    harden also makes horrible TV commercials hehe

  • sws94

    Cut it out. You want to discuss do so but cut the garbage out.

  • occupatio

    but i inserted a ‘clapping’ emoticon in my message. did you see it?

  • zxcvb

    They really might. A couple losses and they’re out of 8th. Any minor injury to Lin, keeping him out 1-2 weeks and that’s it. Playoffs are out.

  • LinMad

    I think Lin does that with Lamb already. I don’t think he has the power to say that to Kemba or Batum since FO/Coaches wont even do it.

  • LinMad

    ya i saw Lin doing the open hand gestures and shaking his hand multiple times today without any luck. It happened on one of the last plays too where Kemba bunny hopped and was called for the travel. He missed an open Lin at the 3 with his hands out.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, Lin could got double double on this game if Big hit the ball; but it could be worse when team loss and LIN did not even got his stats. At least Lin’s average went up now, for 26 games, Lin average play 25 min with 11.7 PTS, 3.0 AST, 3.0 Reb, 0.8 STL & 0.7 BS.

  • sws94

    Guys, look. The NBA is a culture and certain things are OK. Lin has clapped his hands and told guys to get inline before and he can do that on this team. He’s one of the main guys.

    Lin can go out and get the ball and make things happen more. That’s all Philly and I are saying. Just be a little bit more demonstrative in an appropriate way to show you are on the court and one of the facilitators, and also that you are clutch and want to take over the game.

  • joyce ward

    How do you know it’s lin their looking to trade,it might be kemba. Why do you think is playing so hard and so stupidly. He knows Lin is on his heels. If you really look at it, lin is becoming a fan favorite in Charlotte and when he’s given free reign, nobody can stop him. Lin will be 28 next summer and him going to Philly to try to help rebuild a team is crazy. I think lin will stay in Charlotte , batum will walk.

  • NONONO

    Atthehive “HORNETS TURNOVERS CAUSE LOSS TO WIZARDS 101-109” with Lin’s picture by Chris Barnewall.

  • LinMad

    Does Kemba have to clap his hands to get the ball from anyone?

  • sws94

    He can just go about it another way. Get near the rim and take short jump shots rather than pass. I watched Tony Parker the other night for San Antonio. That’s all he did. He didn’t go all the way to the rim. He drove and shot 8 foot pull up shots.

  • zxcvb

    You think. You don’t know. I don’t know either, but based on Kemba’s entire history — and his selfishness this game after Lin beasted last game and the first half — suggests Kemba does not like sharing.

    He was a team player during preseason, but during the regular season, he’s back to his old habits.

  • occupatio

    fair enough, but i dont see spurs players clapping for the ball or being demonstrative. and i dont see GSW players clapping for the ball.

    either your teammates know how to play the right way, or they dont. either the coach makes them play the right way, or they dont. it has little to do with being individually demonstrative and ‘assertive’. its a team problem, a coaching problem.

  • sws94

    That’s giving power to Kemba. We don’t need to do that. If Lin is on the court, he can take over. He did that in Houston playing next to Harden and he also did that on the Lakers even with Kobe. He waved Kobe up and shot a 3 right in Chris Paul’s face. Sometimes that is what you need to do when you get the ball.

  • LinMad

    I disagree with you. Clapping hands does nothing when the audience is too loud. Players won’t even hear it.

  • CJSHYY

    Then tell them it’s Kemba who had TO after TO in late 4Q to loss this game. smh!

  • zxcvb

    “Kemba’s all-around awfulness in every way causes losses to Wizards, Hornets, Magic.”

    He’s a total mess after his hot shooting to start the season.

  • Lin Win

    Entertaining for Jeremy Lin fans but not good on Jeremy Lin’s career. Lin wants championships so I would expect him to join on a championship caliber team.

  • BobbyH

    Walker needs to go if Lin stays. Lin’s brand of basketball won’t apply in Hornets if Lin stays and plays with Walker. And Lin as SG and Walker as PG won’t go far in playoff. Just based on past 26 games, how many Walker went ISO mode all of a sudden?

  • There is a remote chance of Hornets trading Kemba but the hard part is finding a team to take a $12M/yr contract for an undersized PG.

    I’m hoping MJ has the heart of business-man to trade Kemba if there are any takers.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly but Cliff just couldn’t dare to ask Lin to do it. smh!

  • sws94

    Draymond Green can act like a jerk on the court. When I say clap your hands I don’t mean constantly or obnoxiously. But do something to get the ball. Hold your hands up, do something. If Lin just stands at the corner, he won’t get the ball. He didn’t stand at the corner in the game on Thursday because he knew he had to make plays. This game he put it on Kemba and Batum more maybe than he needed to.

    It’s not even that much. It’s a bit more he could have for a better balance.

  • LinMad

    At least Lakersnation didn’t troll Lin in their articles.

  • Good that someone notices Lin’s high Net Rating.

    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/678350727295533056

  • sws94

    CLap hands is one way. Whatever it takes. When Kemba wants to get the ball watch him. He makes sure people see him. Or look at games where Lin was effective in the 4th. He was very demonstrative in getting the ball.

  • occupatio

    i see lin putting up both hands aplenty, gesturing to get the pass, especially when he is wide open. ball doesnt come.

    if you do that all the time, ppl will just ignore it. but even the few times lin does it, he doesnt get the ball. so why would doing it more be more effective?

  • sws94

    Yes. Sometimes.

  • CJSHYY

    Well said. Kemba just didn’t care win or loss… he cares more about outplay Lin or not. smh!

  • zxcvb

    All signs indicate that CHA is committed to Kemba. I don’t even know that PHI wants Lin right now — maybe next season if MDA is “promoted” to head coach.

    But as a hypothetical, I thought it might be nice to stay in CHA this year just to make a surprise playoff run. But now I see they’re going nowhere, even in a evenly matched East. Bring on an awful tanking squad ASAP if it spares us from Kemba Ball! Lin unleashed would more than make up for it.

  • sws94

    He has the power and knows how to do it. The idea is get the ball and do something with it. And if they don’t see you, make them see you. That’s the way it has to be in the NBA sometimes. You guys put too much power on Kemba and Batum, Cliff wants Lin to work in the offense as well.

  • Acbc

    Woopy doo, I guess we should be thankful he got some scraps tonight. The best we can hope for this year with Hornets is 13/4/4 and really cement his backup role in the NBA. Lol

  • sws94

    I see him pointing a lot. Sometimes they’ll look him off but I don’t buy that they don’t want Lin touching the ball. They know what he can do. He just needs to put himself in the flow a bit more sometimes and he’ll get more touches.

  • sws94

    Batum changes things. Batum, Lin and Kemba have work to do on finding the right balance.

  • zxcvb

    Trading Kemba to Chicago for Gibson and McDermott would be a dream, but I don’t see CHA trading Kemba anytime soon. He’s their guy, as silly as it is.

    I saw that photo of Lin dining with his agent today. Tanner is based in DC, but I don’t recall Lin having an impromptu breakfast with him before when playing the Wiz. Much less posting a photo. Hmm.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LinMad

    he’s cutting the Hornets hive

  • sws94

    Sorry, he an start on a team but Philly? There’s nothing entertaining about Philly.

    I know some folks want more but Philly is horrible.

  • zxcvb

    Sing it, Nathan!

  • steven ko

    not complete but…

  • joyce ward

    How about Steph Curry. If they make it to the championship again andcwin, I think Curry might pull a Lebron and come home

  • blubell

    Barnewall is a known Lin hater.

  • sws94

    I have to agree. Why do Lin fans, people that love Lin, want to see him on such a putrid team? This team will not turn around just by Lin and MDA in one season. Lin can go wherever he wants, if he wants, and we don’t know that he does, but to Philly? He doesn’t need MDA to play well, he can play well in any system. If a coach wants to give Lin the reigns, find a team that at least has a .500 record and a chance at the playoffs.

  • sws94

    I don’t think Walker or Lin are being traded. I don’t know what Cho’s plans are and you never know, but I’m not getting any feeling about trades at all or that he’d want to part with either. We just saw a game where they were dynamic together. Just because Charlotte loses today means they’ll give up hope.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree w Nathan bc all they really ask Lin since season started it’s SG role not PG. Lin will not take it.

  • kauaiblue

    batum needs to deliver if he going to be the man… no excuses

  • CJSHYY

    Really well said from Nathan. Can’t agree more.

  • Acbc

    I normally vote Hairsanity. In fact, I told Psalms to juts pencil me in for that number for every game. Tonight however, I played a little game with myself. I voted 15/5 hopping that Lin’s form would get him enough hoops on his limited tries. I was betting against “human nature”. Lol. Would there be retribution against Lin’s breakout game or will Clifford and FO embrace it. I guess human nature won. This has happened to Lin so many times in the pass 3 years, it’s not even funny anymore.

    The last game, Lin was the second option because Clifford needed someone else to score. Tonight, Lin was back to 3rd, 4th, 5th option? This was a game to make sure the 2 favorites ones got theirs, win or lose. It’s kind of sad really and it says a lot about this organization. Lin will never be a starter on this team. He’ll be the guy to sub in if someone is sick or hurt. BUT, JUST LIKE IN HOUSTON, when Beverley was healthy, Lin was sent to the bench even though he had 3 monster games in a row.

  • occupatio

    i dont think charlotte trades kemba, but i agree that kemba is playing extra hard this year on offense bc he is threatened by lin’s presence.

  • A guest

    Can you post on their site kemba TO number as a comment or response?

  • steven ko

    C-town is too small for Lin and Kemba to coexist. one of them has to go. I think I know which one…

  • LinMad

    I think Cliff actually thought Kemba/Batum would win the game for us cause the Wizards are a bad team. That’s why Lin was back to 3rd-5th option.

    If he had known that Kemba would get lit by Wall, he probably would have played Lin as 2nd option and probably put Lin on Wall too.

  • occupatio

    two beautiful floaters (or you can call the 2nd one a scoop) tonight. very nice. jumper form is looking smooth and sweet.

    i want to see the plays with the asiked passes under the basket.

  • blubell

    The fickleness of human nature… what can you do? 🙂

  • sws94

    Honestly, I don’t see where he is playing any different than he usual plays. You watch Kemba play now, that’s how he played last year. On the Hornets boards, that’s what they are complaining about. That he’s not using the guys around him to help him.

  • NONONO

    i did.

  • GoJLin!

    At least for the last 5 games, Lin’s average play time went up to 34.4 min, he shot 6.2-12.8 FGM-A 48%, 1.4-3.4 3PM-A 41%, 3.8-4.6 FTM 83%; Average 4.4R / 3.8A / 0.2STL / 1.4BS & 17.6 PTS with +5.6. Not bad at all, if CHA give him chance he will try his best to help the team WIN. Pray Lin will stay healthy & have fun on his play!

  • CJSHYY

    He did it on purpose to make Lin’s fans mad… smh! I really think we should not visit that side.

  • sws94

    Lin was one of the best Hornets on the floor. Maybe the best. That’s why I think he could have done a little more, they needed him. Kemba was garbage and he managed most of the game poorly. But that was to be expected some. The potential is there to work better with Batum and Lin but he’s very set in playing Kemba ball and he isn’t quick to adapt. Or maybe that much willing to adapt although he may give it lip service.

  • joyce ward

    Let me get real. Lin will be 28 years old next summer and if he decides to go to philly, and if gets to start, it will take at least three years to see fruition, by that time he will be 31. Do you really think lin wants to do that?

  • rookie75094

    he could have done that very early in the game but he didnt

  • sws94

    When he had the ball shoot it. He looked to pass it off to guys who missed point blank. He could take 15 shots in 30 some odd minutes he played. I think he took 12 or so?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It won’t need 3 years.

  • occupatio

    prolly not, but at least i get to see lin playing his game. #selfishreasons

  • blubell

    Thanks. What about PER?

  • Rzo Vlade

    spurs and warriors my choice

  • sws94

    No.

  • Acbc

    You do realize that a coach has the right to change a game plan…or maybe he doesn’t?! After watching his starters make 2 3s out of like 12 and meanwhile Lin is 2 for 2, how smart do you need to be to give the guy with the hot hand a chance to win the game for you….or is Clifford allowed to do that!? Hmm maybe not.

  • blubell

    Just ignore it. They’re fishing for Lin fan’s reaction.

  • sws94

    Empty stats if he doesn’t win. That’s not his way. Linning, remember? His stats want to count to wins.

  • rookie75094

    yup just ignore that site…. that will hurt them more

  • joyce ward

    I think you will begin to see that in charlotte once they lose enough games

  • occupatio

    team will surprise, wins will come, but wins wont be easy.

  • sws94

    There are better alternatives. But we aren’t at that place yet. There’s lots more ball to be played in Charlotte unless Lin is traded.

  • occupatio

    to build a good team, you cant have cornerstones. hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    I am not sure Lin will go to 76 even w MDA as AS coach. Bc that position just not really powerful to decide everything on court. Plus MDA’s plan it’s to get a head coach job… who knows how long he will stay w 76?

  • Lin Win

    No ! I’m very confident Lin will try get on a championship caliber team. If he joins Philly he’ll waste his prime years in a losing team.

  • GoJLin!

    At least for the last 5 games, his average play time went up to 34.4 min with 17.6pts/3.8asts/4.4reb plus 1.4 BS. Not bad at all, look like a starter role, and could be better if they let him play PG!

  • Disappointing performance from the Hornets. Most there players were clearly not ready to play and grind out a result. They may have took the Wizards lightly due to their injury issues. Lin on the other hand came ready to play and battle for the win. He played very good basketball again. He is feeling much more comfortable and playing with confidence. He has swagger around the court now which is great to see. His shot is getting there and is improving which is positive.

    I’ve posted this on an earlier thread, just disregarded this message if you’ve seen it already.
    I finished writing up my Jeremy Lin article today, feel free to check it out. Thanks for your support as always, you lot really are amazing.
    Jeremy Lin serves up a treat against the Raptors.
    http://jhaposts.com/2015/12/19/jeremy-lin-serves-up-a-great-treat-against-the-toronto-raptors/

  • occupatio

    i dont give any thought to the philly prospect. everyone here just shooting the asik. we just talking, its not serious stuff.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Like today Linning.

  • DX

    Kemba is super star here, Batum is future leader. So Cliff won’t make them unhappy now, even after a few losses. Only Cilff and FO have no choice.

  • sws94

    Clap your hands. Jump in a corner. Don’t mess with me.

  • Hornets did well in the 4th quarter to get within 3 points but within a 1 min sequence the game got away from them again. Such a shame.

  • blubell

    You really dislike Asik, don’t you? lol.

  • KL

    Hey everyone. I was at the game and here is my brief report. I will put out some general observations on the game first.

    Jeremy had a great all round game. To me the game was lost because of Lamb’s foul trouble. Without the Lin-Lamb backcourt, coach went with Lin-Walker most of the way and Kemba just could not contain Wall. (Lin was doing his best at containing Temple who was 6’6″ but Kemba would have no chance at all guarding Temple so Lin didn’t get to defend Wall much by default). Not for lack of effort but Kemba just cannot do what Lin does defensively. In one play when Lin guarded Wall I could clearly see Wall frustrated and being completely sealed off and he threw the ball away. This game could have been won if Lin was guarding Wall.

    As for the “selfishness” that ended a game, it didn’t bother me that much. Jeremy was very involved in the 4th quarter. There were a couple of botched assists and Lin missed a baseline jumper / runner late in the 4th that could have completely changed the momentum. I agree that the last few shots ought to be spread out to keep the defence guessing instead of just Batum – Kemba, but it is what it is.

    Overall, after watching the game, it is clear that Lin was quietly the defence maker. The people watching the game with me were actually surprised that he got 15 points and 7 assists as he just played in the flow of the game.

    In my next post I will share little details I noticed at the game.

  • Hope

    It’s instant turn around

  • occupatio

    i realized i couldnt say ‘shooting the ****’ on this board so i went with the word that comes closest.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Asik was better than Hornet’s bigs, he finished under the rim.

  • blubell

    Thank you for the game report! Hope you had a blast 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks & can’t wait for more report from you about game inside story…LOL!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    missed the game. from the highlights JLin has the confidence to shoot the 3s and attack the rim.

    from the comments seems like Cliff got out-coached by opponent’s coach again.

    Cliff was “stars” gazing instead of trusting the bench ….I guess

  • sws94

    Looking forward to it. Thank you.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cap will be better and they have lots of picks. Many current rosters will be gone.

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    bench has 3 fouls is not trouble. Cliff wants to see what he saw last game vs Toronto but Kemba turned back to full iso.

  • CJSHYY

    I really like what Nathan said today…

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Best one so far.

  • Acbc

    Hope you had a good time and enjoyed yourself.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Is Batum a Harden is disguise?

  • Thanks for sharing, KL.

    I’ll create a new article and include your game report

  • sws94

    That’s not true of Batum. A lot of the time his instinct is to try to feed Cody the ball who can’t handle his passes. Kemba has that instinct but that’s not fair to say of Batum.

  • sws94

    I think he’s going to far. He shouldn’t say Batum and Kemba have the same problems. They have different problems.

  • sws94

    How many did Washington have? Both teams were pretty sloppy.

  • sws94

    Fair. Lin should have guarded Wall whenever he was in and Wall was in.

  • David Kim

    Can you guys name a max level player or no 1 option player who can not do both ends of floor so that he needs help another player for defense except harden? Lol

  • rookie75094

    trick question…lol

  • Acbc

    Kobe

  • CJSHYY

    They really don’t like BS now…LOL!

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/678416456766373888

  • sws94

    They have nothing to lose. He’s out of touch. And obnoxious about it.

  • sws94

    Kobe does not but at Harden’s age, he played both ends of the floor. Harden waves his arms and then points at others to guard his man. No on guards Harden’s man when they don’t switch to him.

  • blubell
  • sws94

    The feeling on the Hornets boards is Lin played a good game. They wanted to see him shoot more in the 4th because Kemba and Batum didn’t have it and were disappointed that he didn’t take more shots when he had the ball. That’s similar to what I’ve been saying. No hate, they loved his game tonight.

  • Acbc

    Nash was 30 or 31 when he won his first MVP. Lin’s only maturing with little or no help from anyone. Can you imagine if MDA finally helps him by drawing up offensive plays for him?

  • Acbc

    Shoot like a donkey.

  • blubell

  • LinMad

    he can’t just shoot it when he wants to.

  • joyce ward

    Batum’s problem is doesn’t have great court vision and he’s not a great passer and his ball handling skills are suspect.

  • spiderman

    Kemba 6-18
    M. Williams 4-14

  • new thread
    The Wizards’ Last-Minute Spell Paralyzed the Hornets’ Sting
    http://www.jlinportal.com/the-wizards-last-minute-spell-paralyzed-the-hornets-sting/

    The Hornets lost a close game 109-101 against the Wizards.

    The Hornets got close on 98-99 with 2:24 left but Kemba missed a quick 3pt shot followed by a traveling TO quickly gave the Wizards to extend the lead to 107-99 with 26 seconds left.

    Jeremy Lin played well to finish with 15pts/7asts/6reb in 36 min.

    Nic Batum came back from illness but did not look too sharp like his usual self out there.

    Kemba finished with team high 18pts but only shot 6-18 FGM. Unfortunately, he was t0o small to guard John Wall who finished with 27pts/12asts/3reb as he had no problems driving to the lane to score or create assists.

    Kemba and Nic finished a combined 2-14 3FGM (1-7 each).

    We will add Game Report from KL who attended the game in person after he provides the game report.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    PFV Game Report

  • KL

    Ok here is my game report on little details I noticed.

    Team chemistry is definitely good but not nearly as wonderful as some have made it out to be. I think they are a work in progress, trying to get somewhere. Perhaps to a place where real teamball rules. Not there yet.

    I saw Jeremy dunk in the pregame warmup. It looked so easy and effortless and I wonder why he hardly attempts dunks.

    Jeremy had that thing wrapped around his lower back. At first I thought it might be common but I looked carefully and no one else had it. When Lin was inserted earlier than expected in the 2nd half he was rushing to tear it off. He played well but we will never know if this was precautionary or recovery from injury.

    The bench knew that the starters would begin the game by digging a hole. I was behind the bench but the body language was like, ok time for us to turn this game around again.

    Lin was very comfortable leading the second unit. He was giving instructions on both ends and they were listening to him. No wonder they are such a good unit and have their own nickname (i.e. Bench Force One).

    Lin’s intensity on defence is off the charts. It is definitely more obvious in the arena compared to watching it on a screen. He really sets the tone for the bench’s defence.

    Clifford does trust Lin in that he often relays instructions to the team through Lin.

    Interestingly, during timeouts, the coach and assistant coaches would huddle and discuss before the coach addresses the players. In one timeout, after Wall was going off against Walker, Lin pulled assistant coach Silas away from the coaches’ huddle and told him something. It shows the trust that these 2 have in each other. (Also Lin is a coach!)

    You may already know this but Clifford monitors every detail of the game and exercises strict control. During the aforementioned coaches’ huddle usually only Clifford talks. This is good in that Clifford has structure but this is also bad in that Clifford could be stubborn.

    Lin does complain to the refs! He is quite vocal but respectful. We rarely see it because he would often rush back on defence and complain later. In one play where he got fouled but no call he actually spoke to both refs. Jeremy is doing his part but not sure what else can be done to improve the officiating. Wall definitely got the calls tonight.

    2 random observations in my first NBA game in an arena. Firstly, the players are so big they make the court look small. Secondly, NBA games have lots of entertainment. Never a dull moment.

    Overall happy with Jeremy’s game. Sad about the loss but Jeremy did his best and he cannot carry the team every single time, especially since they are not built around him.

  • Hi @KL:disqus

    do you mind posting again in the new thread?
    http://www.jlinportal.com/the-wizards-last-minute-spell-paralyzed-the-hornets-sting/

    I will include it in the article later in a special collapsible section

    Thanks!

  • bolero

    Awesome thanks

  • LinMad

    Btw, I don’t believe Lamb was in the doghouse today. He was hustling on D, but got 3 fouls in the first half. We can’t have someone who fouls that frequently be on the floor. This is why Lamb had 11 minutes only today. Lin had a better game today which is why Cliff went with him instead of Lamb. Sure Lamb was shooting 50% but Lin was shooting 80% in the first half. Also, I feel that Cliff already knows what Lamb can bring to the team but he doesn’t know the full potential of Lin yet. And he liked what he saw when he gave Lin 47 minutes the other day. Effort on both sides of the floor. He probably liked what he saw today too.

  • sws94

    Thanks. Great stuff.

  • KL

    Ok just re-posted on the new thread.

  • joyce ward

    Lamb doesn’t play defense and that’s what Clifford doesn’t like

  • LinMad

    Cliff’s post interview, he blamed team defense on Wall instead of the individual who guarded Wall (Kemba). I call BS on that, it’s mostly on individual but also the bigs around the rim need to step in but when Lin was on Wall, I think Wall respected Lin’s D. He did not respect Kemba’s D.

  • LinMad

    ya he tried to today but fouled 3 times in the first half. Nonetheless I like what Lamb was trying to do on defense and his offense was fast pace (the way I want to see it when Lin is on the floor with him).

  • sport

    How can Lin shoot when both Kemba and Batum rarely passes the ball to him? Kemba and Batum frequently plays hero ball.

  • sws94

    I don’t. Cliff is not a throw a guy under the bus type of Coach. It’s the team that does well or not. It’s ok.

  • LinMad

    we’ll see about that

  • sport

    Batum is an SF trying to be SG/PG and it just doesn’t work! At least Kemba can make some great passes when he isn’t playing hero ball. I also feel it’s up to Lin to realize that and incorporate a few more iso into his game! Just take a shot after half court or when he brings the ball up, no need to always pass back out to teammates. Especially when he had hot shooting tonight!

  • sws94

    I disagree slightly. He has great court vision in a selective way. He’ll look at only parts of the courts for plays but doesn’t see it in other parts. When the guys are free in his areas, he gets the ball to them (or messes up the pass)

  • sport

    An after effect of OKC just like Harden and I’m afraid it’s too late for Lamb to learn defense. It’s easy to pick up bad habits but unlearning them is another thing.

  • sws94

    I think Lin will be really good at 28.5 (in season) 29 and really good for years after. I’m not of the opinion it has to be MDA to draw things up. I think now if plays are drawn up by a real offensive mind, he has multiple skills to draw from. It’s a shame Nash didn’t get to REALLY mentor him. Before that Kidd, not a nice guy, but could have mentored him well in NY.

  • sport

    For once I agree with you Cliff has never publicly blamed anyone including Lin, he’s fair on that aspect. Also he’s willing to praise Lin when he has a good game unlike Mchale and BS.

  • sport

    Lin can certainly shoot whenever he wants but he needs to go for his shot every time a starter passes him the ball because they always ice him out! The 2nd unit is willing to make plays for Lin and pass the ball back to him but Batum and Walker don’t cause they think they are the stars.

  • sport

    Asik was a double double machine with Lin! I don’t see any of the Hornets bigs doing that.

  • sport

    Lin and Kemba can work which we’ve seen last game when Batum was out! Both took turns playing PG and both had high scoring game!
    If anything it’s Batum who needs to go!

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Really great report.

  • Brewkowski

    How could Batum have great “selected” court vision?

  • joyce ward

    Nope, still not on lin. There is no such thing as selective court vision, he has limited court vision. When you have 7 TO’s in one game , this bad passing, poor decision making and limited ball handling skills.

  • Phillycheese

    3 games four nights.