G47 CHA @POR Game Thread

The Hornets were exhausted and lost the Utah game after the 2OT win against the Kings. And the worse situation was to have JLin reinjure his ankle and not return to the game. He was seen wearing an ankle boot but walking on his own after the game.

  1. How would the Hornets play with Kemba and Batum as the main playmakers? Would Kemba play reduced minutes after a failed bid to get him selected to the All-Star reserves by the coaches?
  2. Would the Hornets rely on the teamball philosophy to try to gain playoff spot now?
  3. Would they feature Batum heavily again as the playmaker in hopes to have him return to the Hornets again next season?
  4. At this point, the best situation for JLin would be to rest his injured ankle until he’s ready to shine in the 2nd half of the season to help the Hornets reach the playoff and increase his market value in hopes of multiple starting PG offers for next season.

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s pray and hope that he waits to be 100% healthy soon before  to help the Hornets to win


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  • KJ

    Be the first to comment….ok

  • leeda harun

    lets hope hornet plays teamball and get the win

  • Solo

    3rd !! PRAY for JLin !!

  • Maknusia

    Amen!…First Mod! 😉

  • JJ Hui

    5th!
    I hope and pray speedy recovery for Jeremy Lin! I missed the last few games due to oversea time n busy schedules but kept reading this site to get the information and game news!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Since JLin isn’t able to play this, I will only look at the stat and definitely not going to watch the game. Hopefully some fans who still have stomach to watch the game can give us some info of how the game is played without JLin.

  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!….on the bench of course

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    (by Andrew Snyder 5d ago) Extract: Lin’s pick and roll brilliance is a nice counterbalance to Walker’s isolation heavy attack. It doesn’t have to be Lin vs. Walker for ball-handler supremacy if they can learn to coexist and share those duties.
    http://hoopshabit.com/2016/01/24/jeremy-lin-sparks-huge-win-knicks/

  • BobbyH

    Thanks for the post. But don’t we Lin fans already know that 20 games into the season? The FO and coaches know that too. In the context of Hornet offense, that’s the ideal set. But 90% of Kemba iso will not cut it. 10% of P&R will not make an impact. Let’s see how it develops after ASG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    First time this is posted by a sports writer though.

  • cdblue10

    A lot of us fans are hoping to see a team ball kind of plays but with Kemba on the helm and a coach that catered to a star player won’t change at all.Hornets plays are predictable except when Lin was trying to play his game or allowed by the coach but we know that this won’t happen even w/ streak of loses.

  • BobbyH

    I thought he is Lin-friendly. Maybe I am wrong, but I recall I read some of his articles that is pro-Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    His suggestion makes good sense. In the last game against Knicks, Lin had done the job that Kemba failed to do as a PG.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, his writings have been fair and objective.

  • Acbc

    Raptors play 2 dominant guards with Lowrey and DeRozen very successfully. They support one another and share the limelight as the best tandem right now. They just won their 10th in a row. DeRosen is effective in isolation while Lowrey is a PNR player. He made a fantastic PNR alley oop with Bismark Biyomba last game.

    It’s really sad that Clifford and KW are so blind and jealous that they can’t set aside their own agendas the way that Lowrey and Derozen have done so well together.

  • heart

    Perhaps either Cliff does not have the backbone to go against FO and/or he does not have the acumen of creative offense let alone, PnR offense, to allow Lin the freedom to do his thing. Read somewhere that Cliff is rigid and prescript game planner, he goes w/ what is familiar to him. And of course, KW does not mind that ’cause he has the rock to himself.

  • Acbc

    I think it’s all of the above.

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin. ..spank the Portland jailblazers…. wait…oh well spank them from the bench…hehe

  • KHuang

    Asking for Kemba Walker to run plays and make court reads is impossible.

    Walker is simply too selfish.

  • DX

    Spank them in suit.

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  • wandertheglobe

    So, his ankle is fine?

  • JAD2456

    Thanks for someone (I forgot who) mentioning the Isaiah Thomas foul on Lin but no call! I’ve added it to the list and posted it.

    12/23/2015 vs Celtics: 3Q @4:01 – Isaiah Thomas pushed Lin down before he made a 3 pointer. It should be an offensive foul + TO on Thomas & no basket. Instead, no foul & TO called on Thomas and he got 3pts.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5UQ2OFNj3U

    1/25//2016 @Kings:1Q @3:59 – Cousins goal tending Lin’s layup. Instead, Lin missed layup (2 pts) + Cousins got a block. Clifford also got a technical foul (1 FT). That’s 3 pts difference there!

    So Hornets indeed deserve the win over Kings at the end of the game even though Troy Daniels traveled on his game winner.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvdnanvouAY

  • JAD2456

    I thought he meant Kemba Walker. Then I finally figured out he meant Kristaps Porzingis.

  • blubell

    Me too!

  • DX

    No, he may just do up body exercise.

  • lleepar

    I keep doing the same thing. After the puff-pieces written about KW the last couple of weeks, I expected National comments about a snub from many sources. But TNT after their announcements? Nada. No mention. So I read the Washington Post article about the best NBA players who’ve never made an all-star team [link], and I finished thinking how extradinary that the Hornets had three players who the author thought deserved a mention. Then I went back for another read, and discovered there were only two. I guess I’d been conditioned over the past few days to see KW’s name everywhere and just presumed the saturation attempts would continue.

  • sws94

    Lin should rest until after ASB. Probably won’t. I want them to win and for Lin and the Hornets to make the playoffs. I think they’ll miss him. I know most of us will. But, he needs to rest that ankle.

  • DX

    Hope Lin can rest enough until 100%. Don’t care other games, but the one vs. Lakers is a sad missing.

  • KHuang

    Another STUPID report by a hateful NY journalist who’s just out to TRASH LIN.

  • yellowshadow

    part of me want hornets to lose because if hornets win it would further the agenda to minimalize lin by saying batum/mkg/walker is all hornets need

  • Linzen

    Not even sure if it is good to rush back. But then, I guess they need his D.
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/693174061573238789

  • sws94

    Makes sense. Well, win enough to stay in the playoff race. I think it’ll show they miss Lin. MKG will take awhile to get his game back.

  • sws94

    We’ll get to see what all the hype is about, in time anyway. I expect him to be very rusty.

  • donsmacau

    Does Clifford have the Best Interest of his Players in Mind?

    JLIN with initial ankle sprain given barely 3 days to recover and limped in pain through game after game. Clifford on record as saying Hornets really miss JLIN on the defensive end when he is out. Coincidentally, Hornets had spate of injuries.

    MKG cleared to play tonight from a shoulder meniscus tear that could have been a season ending injury. Coincidentally, JLIN out with his reinjured ankle and won’t play.

    You be the judge. A cynic says Clifford begs players to play when he needs their D regardless of whther the player is fully healed.

  • DX

    Charlotte Hornets: Trade for Blake Griffin
    ‘ via FanSided Android

    http://oldnorthbanter.com/2016/01/29/charlotte-hornets-trade-for-blake-griffin/

  • sws94

    I think it is the organization. MKG is eager and itching to come back and the organization medically cleared him to do so. It’s not just one person in that organization in my opinion. Do I have questions about the integrity of the medical staff working with the players. Yes. But players will play banged up, that’s their mentality. They don’t like to sit and watch. At least most of them.

  • donsmacau

    Lamb in Clifford’s opinion plays poor D (primary reason sporadically benched throughout season) and has been injured with a toe sprain – he has not been rushed back out.

    Batum, superstar, plays good D in Cliff’s eyes but is never asked to play hard D all game long to save strength for Offense. Same as Lamb not harried to get back in lineup from toe sprain.

  • sws94

    Batum came back too early and reinjured toe. But it is still the medical staff that clears players to play. If they are so quickly reinjured, should they be cleared so readily?

  • donsmacau

    Like you pointed out, players will play banged up (JLIN as much as any NBA player) and though the medical staff clears them, the player based upon what he tells the medical staff about how the injury “feels” goes a long way to med decision.

    Tremendous latitude when a player describes to medical staff how an injury “feels”; I suspect it’s also influenced by what the head coach tells player about how much player could bail out team if he plays that evening.

  • CJSHYY

    What? For real… Now I am going to watch the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • KHuang

    OK, I’ll judge then.

    Clifford is doing just fine in handling Lin’s injury status.

  • jakey

    Jeremy, please rest today and play on Sunday 😂

  • KHuang

    Batum reinjuring his toe probably isn’t because the medical staff cleared him too early.

    Batum is an awkward player who doesn’t even try to play team basketball. That by itself causes injury.

  • Alain Gervais

    he will miss sunday as well

  • CJSHYY

    I hope he will not back until next week.

  • cdblue10

    That’s a wishful thinking.Griffin is a rising superstar and whatever Hornets have in mind to trade with Griffin would not work at all.

  • Alain Gervais

    MKG being back will be interesting. I think Kemba will have less space. The offense will slow down a bit. Defense will be a little better . With Lin out the offense will be a lot worse. Interesting to see the next 2 games Lin will be out

  • cdblue10

    MKG is a team player and a consummate team mate,imagined what can this team do if they can trade walker for a legitimate center.Everybody can easily slide in every position whether it’s on offense or defense.

  • heart

    Another reason among other speculations…Heard that NB wears one pair of shoes for the entire season. Maybe the worn out shoes lessen the protection of his toes also…

  • I am The Jason

    I just don’t understand Clifford. MKG comes back from injury tonight and he is automatically thrusted back into the starting lineup?????? SMH.

  • sport

    Forget it, MJ isn’t going to trade Kemba and Cliff isn’t that smart of coach just hope for Lin and MDA reunion!

  • cdblue10

    I know and I’m more excited to see Lin w/ MDA reunion next year.

  • sport

    Although they say he’s out for a week, I hope he’ll stay out longer to completely heal first!

  • sport

    They can give all their players and still won’t get Griffin! Clippers are not dumb, they wouldn’t let Deandre Jordan leave, let alone Griffin their near MVP star who’s even more important than Chris Paul! Not to mention if Griffin were to leave he’d have loads of big market teams clamoring for him!

  • cdblue10

    He needs to just keep practicing his shootings and come back after 2 weeks after he get fully healed and healthy.No need to risk anything.

  • sport

    Agree practicing his new shooting form is more important!

  • grover chang

    Clifford operates on seniority.

  • grover chang

    In other words it gets even more boring to watch.

  • Alain Gervais

    not Big al

  • grover chang

    Wasnt he always starting?

  • Alain Gervais

    Pj is simply a poor mans MKG. MKG is a better defender and bigger. Helps the issue with the front court players. But his shooting and spacing will be an issue

  • Alain Gervais

    not when he came back

  • grover chang

    I stand corrected

  • Alain Gervais

    possibly?? that means Lin is needed even more. to orchestrate the offense. Unless MKG can pass but I’m guessing not.

  • wandertheglobe

    LOL…Griffin is probably the MVP of the Clips. They will trade him for peanuts? There’s no one on the Hornets team the Clips would want…..except may be Lin (j/k).

  • jolno

    Both Kemba and MKG were drafted with lottery picks by the Hornets and now they were paid handsomely. These two players are the faces of their franchise, the designated “stars” whom the fans pay money to see. Their starting position shall not in anyway be compromised, even if it leads to more losses like we have already witnessed with the frequent Kemba ISO hero ball.

  • I am The Jason

    MKG should come off the bench for the next few games to get a feel for the game again before he is moved to the starting lineup.

  • Rick Johnson

    GSW are a more intelligent team. When Barnes came back he was limited minutes from the bench before moving to the starting lineup.

  • Steppen03

    Am I the only one that’s not missing the duel with Lakers ? Lakers is a very bad team. Period. I want to see Lin and Hornets win against a very good team like Cavs, Rapts, Hawks, Celtics – not enough of those yet.

  • spiderman

    not surprised… he’s been doing odd things all season

  • Maybe JLin can help to distract FTs similar to what Michael Phelps did to help ASU.
    Oregon State missed 2 FTs with this epic “Curtain Distraction” LOL #buffsincebirth

    https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/693173096635895809

  • Since MKG can’t provide offense, maybe Clifford has no choice but to pair him with Kemba & Batum.

    My guess is 15-20 min to ease him into the game

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nate Silver, the stats guru who runs the “538” web site, has a model for predicting season records and playoff rankings for the NBA teams. Currently, he has the Hornets as likely to miss the playoffs (9th spot), with a record of 40-42. In mid-December, the Hornets were riding much higher, with a predicted record of 46-36. Here is a chart showing the current top teams in the East. Click to enlarge.

    See : http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-nba-picks/
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  • LinMad

    It’s because we really need starting lineup to up their defense and the only person who can do that right now is MKG.

  • blubell
  • Barry Allen

    Man, I would not want to stand shirtless next to Phelps lol.

  • Barry Allen

    Wow the other Lin site is being polluted with trolls. Glad mods are good here.

  • MoominFloren

    It seems that players’ health is not hornets top priority. Keep playing Lin when he’s injured, and now putting MKG in the starter lineup? At least play him from the bench and let MKG adapt the intensity bit by bit.
    One more reason for me to dislike this organization.

  • zxcvb

    Lin should take the weekend off at least. Ankle sprains aren’t serious, but he’s had 3 sprains in 2 weeks. No need to rush back for a team that doesn’t deserve it. If this team let him split PG duties 50/50, then fine. But with Kemba Ball, Lin should wait till he’s 100%.

  • Dorothy

    Nothing new, I used to go there once in a while, but often disappointed, have not gone there for months now

  • jakey

    Sold my tickets for dirt cheap 😧

  • Barry Allen

    Cliff probably knows that Lin is the best playmaker on the court unless he’s blind. And that Hornets needs him to get a playoff berth. Maybe they view him as a one year rental (at least the way they are playing him seems to indicate that.) So they don’t worry about his long term health, which is wrong and unethical. But Lin has a say too, he can sit out if he’s hurt. Lin can easily tell them it hurts and he can’t play. Being to eager to please and playing through injury would be detrimental to his health, but ultimately it’s his decision.

  • Arsenium12 .

    In the photo in the bottom right, Jeremy looks kid-like.

  • yellowshadow

    cliff is trying to get to the playoffs, and jlin and mkg are key pieces. please dont try to stir up controversy where there is none.

  • yellowshadow

    if everyone in the hornets return healthy, is there even a spot open for pj?

  • Rick Johnson

    If he was really trying to make the playoffs he would let JLin handle the ball and initiate the offense and play Walker off the ball as more of a SG. Or at least sit Kemba and let JLin as PG with BF1 take enough of a lead that Walker can’t mess it up in the 4th with his iso hero ball.

  • yellowshadow

    if you guys watched hornets vs kings, they let lin do all the work from 1QT-3QT. the only reason kemba was getting the ball after that is for him to appeal to coaches for the ASG selection, and that is now over and done with. when everyone is back, batum (once his rust comes off from not playing for so long) does the facilitating, not kemba.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers dead last behind 76ers. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    no. he become a specialty player. who come in if people are in foul trouble. Like roberts

  • aras

    Bigbob? is that you?

  • grover chang

    i think he is talking about the whole season, not just one game. If Lin was the pg for the whole season the Hornets would be the 4th seed.

  • Ben Johnson

    I have no doubt that MKG will be overwhelmed tonight both on offense AND defense from his long layoff…it will majorly disrupt the flow of the game and the Hornets will get smoked…it takes a good 5 games for these players coming off a major layoff to get back in the speed of things…bad move by Cliffie

  • Epie

    Kemba got a haircut 😛

  • Rick Johnson

    One of the big mysteries of the NBA

    SB Nation: Why haven’t the Lakers fired Byron Scott yet?

    http://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2016/1/29/10841740/la-lakers-byron-scott-coach

    For the life of me, I can’t come up with a good reason for why the Lakers have not pulled the plug yet. Scott is clearly doing significantly more harm than good. At this point, I’m fairly convinced making the head coach a turtle wearing a monocle placed on a stool would be more beneficial than having Byron continue to oversee this young core.

  • CJSHYY

    They will after Kobe retired.

  • Ben Johnson

    Byron is quasi-Laker family…they will allow him to resign and give a lame excuse for doing do

  • BobbyH

    76ers is catching up. Soon Lakers will be the new King of Tank.

  • Lefon Jang

    Exactly. There’s no reason to fire Byron Scott now. Lakers will be in tanking mode soon (when Rob Sacre gets play time).

  • Alain Gervais

    MKG starting will be interesting

  • Lefon Jang

    This is Batum’s night

  • Ben Johnson

    Hawes the only reason why this team looks decent right now, sad

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    wow..Kidd-Gilcrist is a monster…He’s making a huge impact defensively already..wow.

    I’m very surprisedhow much he’s influencing the game and forcing the guy he’s guarding to change his shot.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin look like he will play very soon

  • Lefon Jang

    how he can make shots with that shooting form is beyond me

  • Lefon Jang

    Third time they posted up Batum but he didn’t do nothing

  • Alain Gervais

    Looks like a pass the way he leans foward

  • aras

    MKG defense is ridiculously good

  • Alain Gervais

    Will be fun to see both him and Lin leading the defense

  • Ben Johnson

    yup..would like a small lineup of Lin/Lamb or Daniels/MKG/Batum/Hawes with Kimba as 6th man

  • Rick Johnson

    More likely to play him with Walker to cover up his poor defense rather than help Lin with defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    defense is good but offense is ugly

  • Lefon Jang

    Batum got burned!

  • BobbyH

    Lillard is slow, compared to 2 years ago in playoff. Any thoughts?

  • grover chang

    the offense reminds me of a John Wooden quote. “Be quick but do not hurry.” It’s like Hornets are rushing things. Maybe because of MKG energy

  • Lefon Jang

    he is a ball hog just like kemba

  • grover chang

    I don’t see Lin. Did he come to the game?

  • Alain Gervais

    He is hurt

  • kauaiblue

    He is also not fun to watch but better than walker…

  • Alain Gervais

    he will be out for this game and likely next game

  • grover chang

    I thought he would wear a suit and support the team.

  • Alain Gervais

    No he is wearing what all the other players are wearing. Which means he will be back very soon

  • Ben Johnson

    Awful defensive and rebounding lineup on the floor right now

  • Lefon Jang

    he must be somewhere. he has to be traveling with the team. there’s no way he flies home by himself

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He did. No suit on the end of bench.

  • kauaiblue

    Well, JLin not playing… out with my friends for drinks then… smell ya later!

  • Alain Gervais

    as soon as MKG left

  • CJSHYY

    He’s better than PJ on D.

  • guest

    They showed Lin standing right in front of where Batum sat down.

  • Alain Gervais

    he is next to datum in the gray shirt

  • Ben Johnson

    MKG on the floor is gonna really hurt spacing…his scouting report basically reads “leave wide open from beyond 15 feet”

  • Lefon Jang

    so looking forward to see psycho T

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea he cant shoot

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He might even play when needed.

  • Alain Gervais

    Look like it but what he is wearing but no

  • Ben Johnson

    He’s playing some good D so far…Hornets went on a mini run with him on the court

  • aras

    you dont say

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m waiting for him to go off !

  • Ben Johnson

    Psycho T is nuts

  • Alain Gervais

    hint the name

  • Lefon Jang

    he needs to do something. i’m falling asleep here…

  • Alain Gervais

    Lead gone

  • Ben Johnson

    They need Daniels in there

  • Alain Gervais

    Like I’ve said before either something is wrong with Batum or he was playing above his capabilities earlier in the season

  • Ben Johnson

    Batum has been pure garbage since his toe got hurt…guy will be lucky to make 12 mil a year if he keeps his performance at this level

  • Ben Johnson

    yup, I think it’s his toe, he looks REALLY slow

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Lin was in, the Trailblazers would’t get this 10-2 run so easily

  • Ben Johnson

    If Jeremy was starting, with Daniels at SG, MKG and SF, and Batum at PF, they would be smoking the Blazers

  • Lefon Jang

    He was slow in the beginning too but he made shots. Now he’s missing them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s a little soft

  • Ben Johnson

    Predicting that Kemba jacks up 30 shots

  • Lefon Jang

    This would be such an easy game for Lin coz Portland plays no defense

  • Ben Johnson

    Jeremy beat this team by himself in the playoffs when Portland had Lamarcus, Liliard, Matthews, and Batum…think about what he’d do to them now

  • Lefon Jang

    I hear you

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hansbrough is owning the board.

  • Alain Gervais

    Meg helps the defense a lot. But the offense is too bad for both units

  • Ben Johnson

    I used to think that Batum was the best complete player on this team, but now I’m pretty sure it’s Jeremy…Batum looks shot

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    a 6’9″ center start dominating. Hope Hansbrough would shoot 3 too. He would definitely get more minutes.

  • Alain Gervais

    no he is way too stiff

  • Lefon Jang

    his free throw is good though

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Who is the leading rebounder for the game?
    Not Ed Davis!

  • Alain Gervais

    he shoots them 50 percent

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully will be on the Bulls then.

    https://twitter.com/occaaf/status/693279235826409472

  • Lefon Jang

    Is that it?

  • Alain Gervais

    yep

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, that would be a good date for a return

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyler is getting lots more minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hansbrough must be beasting now.

  • sport

    Or he’s wearing that to shoot around before the game and during half time to get some practice in? Lin will be out at least 1 week or more.

  • sport

    That’s great! Out of all the bigs he’s the best one they have but doesn’t get the minutes he deserves!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Gosh when Tyler was having fun, Clifford took him out. Tyler was killing the Trailblazers on the board and getting foul calls.

  • Alain Gervais

    MKg won’t clog the middle he is a very willing passer. and pretty good at passing. Very team oriented player. He won’t mess lin up at all

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Once Tyler was out, Portland started a big run. Are you crazy, Clifford?
    should ride with Tyler.

  • Ben Johnson

    Batum has looked awful this game

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum and Walker didn’t look good.

  • Lefon Jang

    1/6 and 3 TO ouch!

  • grover chang

    Works hard in defense and gets the rebound. I love his effort. Didn’t seem to take plays off.

  • grover chang

    Roberts plays pg better then walker.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    An undersized SG!

  • grover chang

    I see a lot of pushing and no calls. Lin would be beat up in this game.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol yea. Tyler get hit like 3 time and nothing

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a game for Tyler.

  • grover chang

    Daniels in. Blazer fans should remember him. Will see how much he gets to touch the ball. Screens should be ran for him like jj redick

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Every point Walker scored, Hornets gave up more.

  • grover chang

    True. He is hogging the ball again and offense is boring. Even with Roberts there was some passing and movement.

  • BobbyH

    Wow, we have a new Harden, getting foul bumming into the opponent’s body.

  • aras

    I guess this game will be a bash kemba walker game.

  • Lefon Jang

    we’re just calling it like it is

  • grover chang

    Boring to watch like harden

  • Ben Johnson

    Hey, I bashed him even before JLin signed with Charlotte…if he didn’t improve his 3pt percentage, he’d be awful this year

  • grover chang

    Lol. Walker making it too easy. Walker in. Team gets cold. Lead lost.

  • aras

    i know. i did the same :/

  • aras

    ben it was a joke kinda not being serious when i wrote that

  • Ben Johnson

    😀

  • grover chang

    Good: Tyler, mkg,
    Bad: walker
    Ugly: batum

  • Phillycheese

    Kemba with the pull up two. Kemba with the contested two. Kemba with the prayer. A selfish player on display.

  • Alain Gervais

    MKG does all the dirty work

  • Alain Gervais

    Marvin playing well

  • Lefon Jang

    they should take Batum out

  • leeda harun

    whats wrong with Batum?

  • Lefon Jang

    can’t handle the spotlight

  • Barry Allen

    well he did just get back.

  • Alain Gervais

    What happened to our bench?

  • Barry Allen

    No Lin, no Win. Lin was the glue that kept everything together.

  • grover chang

    Did McCollum improve or is he just getting minutes. Doesn’t look bad out there. How many good players get hidden on the bench?

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Bench lost without Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    guys Like Daniels,Hawes, and pj cant be trusted for more then 20 minutes. Their defense is way too bad

  • Lefon Jang

    Daniels is a one trick pony

  • Alain Gervais

    His defense is terrible. Pj is ok on defense his offense is terrible

  • Lefon Jang

    Hornets just don’t play with energy without Lin

  • Ben Johnson

    Roberts can shoot and…well, that’s about it

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems like when Lin is with 2nd unit Kemba plays PG a lot with them. But Cliff let’s Roberts play PG without Kemba when Lin is out.

  • grover chang

    Athletically he Can’t play defense but he does run the plays better then walker.

  • Rick Johnson

    Only time Lin plays PG unimpeded is part of the 2nd quarter. Not in the second half.

  • grover chang

    Also a lot more pnr for Roberts. What is that?

  • grover chang

    ED incredibly normal on this team. He was so much more exciting with Lin. Those two complemented each other.

  • TTNN

    why Lin don’t need to wear suit?

  • grover chang

    Yeah Tyler back!

  • Ben Johnson

    Ed Davis and his family for the next couple of generations owes their standard of life to JLin

  • Briiick

    The coach wants to protect KW’s spotlight to which Roberts is not a threat, similar to what McHale did to Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    He probably didn’t bring it w him for the road game?

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin got him the contract

  • Lefon Jang

    this is ugly…

  • aras

    anoter blowout so far 🙁

  • TTNN

    oh, lol

  • TTNN

    Just tune in, so….. how’s the defense?

  • BobbyH

    Next, Lakers. Hope Hornets win. But I am not that optimistic.

  • grover chang

    I don’t know who is mentoring kaminksy but he playing more selfish since the start of the year and looks worse for it. He was getting high praise in summer league.

  • Lefon Jang

    he used to pass the ball back to Lin but now he just does his own thing

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s wearing Lin’s number.

  • TTNN

    LOL, the spacing, the Hornets were forming a wall along the paint…..

  • 808JL7

    JLin should really sit out and return after the ASG. Get his ankles healthy and work on his shooting. Cliff might begin to appreciate him after a few of these ugly games.

  • Solo

    How come zero assist from Roberts ?

  • 808JL7

    Iso Robert. He’s going to make sure he gets his tonight.

  • Glad Hansbrough is playing well.

    Funny how he always has that surprised look :]

  • grover chang

    He is actually sharing the ball.

  • grover chang

    No plays run for him but he is getting points and rebound.

  • TTNN

    Lin looks like is having a good time……

  • Alain Gervais

    This unit is very unselfish and works hard. Just remove roberts with Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Roberts sure playing PG a lot. What’s with Walker?

  • TTNN

    well, MKG had a nice cut, and Robert pass to a well guarded Batum, and lost the ball out of bound, how he can have assist with this court vision?

  • Alain Gervais

    Is Kemba being benched

  • Rick Johnson

    Must be finished All Star padding

  • grover chang

    MKG surprises me. Khuang said he was dumb and unathletic. He doesn’t seem unathletic.

  • Alain Gervais

    Khuang has his biases. I really like MKG so far

  • TTNN

    you sure Khuang said that?

  • Lefon Jang

    Psycho T 11pts, 8 rebounds

  • Alain Gervais

    wow

  • He plays hard like JLin and always hustles

    Too bad Clifford doesn’t know he has a gem in him.
    The Hornets desperately needs his toughness

  • Rick Johnson

    Are they finished trying to pad his stats for the All Star Game?

  • grover chang

    Yep. Was one of those khuang post that surprised me.

  • heart

    Hans just ripped that ball out of Lillard’s hands, but Roberts missed the easy layup.

  • Clifford has been bad not trusting him.

    Hornets could’ve used his toughness for all the lack of rebounding that he complained.
    He’d have helped in getting 4-5 extra wins by simply rebounding.

  • Briiick

    The current 1st unit is the one that Hornets have planned to spend a lot of $$ to build on but the initial result is not promising at all.

  • grover chang

    Psycho T killing it. I think the blazer commentator is a fan.

  • Alain Gervais

    good he is taking minutes from Hawes

  • Lefon Jang

    he has 3 steals !

  • guest

    Bill Laimbeer…I mean Tyler Hansbrough…go Psycho T!

  • grover chang

    Psycho T would be a big hit as a Knicks. They love players who leave it all on the floor.

  • blubell
  • heart

    Hans double double 12pts, 8/10FTs, 12 rebounds

  • grover chang

    He had been the brightest spot for the hornets.

  • Hansbrough and MKG combined for almost 50% of Hornets rebounding (18-39)

  • 808JL7

    Psycho T is Sprite Player tonight! Good for him.

  • grover chang

    Like both of those guys. Clifford is lame for not playing him earlier.

  • blubell
  • Psycho T also had almost 50% offensive rebounds (4-9) by himself

  • Lefon Jang

    I hope they win this game so Psycho T gets the credit

  • “We haven’t seen Kemba Walker the entire 4th quarter”

  • Alain Gervais

    Love the hustle. MKG and Marvin are always active man i cant wait for Lin with that Hustle lineup

  • Acbc

    They are really trying to win this. Lol

  • John Focker

    As I mentioned in the last thread, Kemba and Batum crossed the F/O’s bottom line last game. Trade taking place for at least one of them as soon as some team is duped.

  • blubell
  • If Lin is healthy, Hansbrough/MKG/Lin would probably get 60% of team rebounds

  • CJSHYY

    Cliff wants to win this one so bad. Plus Portland didn’t make plan to against Roberts.

  • Steppen03

    Yeah, Let’s Go, Psycho-T =). Let’s get this Win!!

  • Kemba is definitely wiped out playing 40+ min without any All-Star to show

    Not sure any teams want his $12M/yr. Very hard sell

  • Rick Johnson

    So no longer trying to get Kemba into All Stars Cliff actually playing the PG who plays both ends and helps the team rather than ISO ball hog. Hope it is this way when Lin comes back.

  • yeah, surprising =]

  • JoeTeam

    Wait, something fishy. Lin out, kw sits? Do tell …

  • John Focker

    True, Hornets’ F/O made a big mess with Kemba’s contract. If Kemba stays because no team’s interested, his treatment may go south. Batum is as good as gone, only difference being Feb 18 or offseason.

  • grover chang

    Man. They have to play Tyler and Lin together. They could help each other so well on both sides of the court. Lin defend the perimeter and funnel guys to Tyler. On offense those two high pnr all night.

  • guest

    Done

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets just don’t have enough offense

  • Briiick

    KW doesn’t need to ice out Lin tonight, so he can take a break.

  • John Focker

    Get a hold of yourself, he’s had 5 TOs three other times this season. And he also had a 7TO and a 9TO game.

  • grover chang

    I guess they should’ve played kemba. But even with the deficit this offense seemed easier to watch them kembaball.

  • heart

    So Roberts is closing game tonight not KW? NB: 3pts, 1/11 FGM-A, 6TO, 8Ast. Is his toe fully healed?

  • 808JL7

    Wonder what Cliff is going to say about his benching KW.

  • John Focker

    Hornets made their best attempt to let Kemba statpad for ASG in order to increase trade value. Plan was doomed to fail from the start. Kemba in mini-doghouse, hence the low PT minutes.

  • Briiick

    KW probably doesn’t care since Lin isn’t playing.

  • grover chang

    Batum is so much better then this.

  • John Focker

    He’s benched in 4th quarter before during the first game vs. Knicks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum’s stats has been worse than horrible for a franchise player. Kemba is mediocre at best. This game is lost on these two.

  • 808JL7

    Hahaha good one.

  • John Focker

    He has his heart and mind set elsewhere.

  • grover chang

    Impressed by Tyler and cj McCollum. Surprised by how much I like MKG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum 1/11 shooting and 6 TO Hornets winless since he came back.

  • John Focker

    After half a season of PJ, your expectation was lowered subliminally, making MKG looking like an All-Star! LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    3 points 6 12TOs 1-11 shooting for 40 minutes. Coach Clifford, you must be blind to put him on the court.
    12 points 2-5 8-10 at FTs 14 rebounds, 6 offensive rebounds 2 steals and 1 block shot played for only 22+ minutes. What’s wrong with you, Clifford?

  • heart

    Is NB ok? His toes? NB needs to change shoes. Heard that his ritual is that he wears the same pair of shoes for the whole season.

  • John Focker

    He seems to be on a pissing contest with Hornets. Reluctantly coming out of his Asik Maneuver.

  • grover chang

    Batum is better then this. Clifford likely trying to have him shake the rust off.

  • Rick Johnson

    First game back MKG played more minutes than Kemba. 33 min vs 24.

  • CJSHYY
  • spiderman

    stinky ritual lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Congratulation, Tyler for your first double double of the season. You have proved to be a much better player than was given credit to. 1 Block 2 steals 6 offensive rebounds and 14 rebounds total. shot 2-5; 8-10 at FTs scored 12 points. He picked up only 2 fouls and played about 23 minutes.

  • Briiick

    I don’t think KW is for sale by Hornets. They may be disappointed at him seeing what Lin can do beside him, but they won’t make such a turn after offering him a big contract just several months ago.

  • blubell
  • pandaboy99

    Lin just increased his hornets contract value just by being on the bench today lol

  • That’s Clifford’s brilliant plan! lol

    MKG is no Hairston indeed 😀

  • John Focker

    The contract is likely not entirely voluntary, Al has the same agent as Kemba, who may have used Al’s contract as leverage in getting a fat one for Kemba.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    14 rebounds in exact!

  • blubell
  • heart

    Where, do you know?

  • travis

    didnt see the game, but brian roberts seemed to have outplayed kemba…. maybe they will realize kemba is not needed and trade him, start lin and have roberts back up lin

  • John Focker

    Now that ASG roster’s set, Kemba’s being made accountable for his performance.

  • John Focker

    I know it’s NOT the Jazz or Blazers, and obviously not the Hornets. Three down, 27 more to go. 🙂

    Hint will be when Batum EXPLODES against the team that he IS interested in and trying to impress.

  • grover chang

    LOL

  • heart

    And Hairston is clapping furiously. Great catch!

  • pandaboy99

    Time to give Lin Nics money

  • heart

    For tonight, what about the next game. Will wait and see..

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    His wife is having a baby.

  • John Focker

    One thing’s for sure, he ain’t gonna get 30+ FGAs again.

  • heart

    I think I heard girlfriend. It was announced on Hornets website on media social clip or something like that…

  • spiderman

    Wonder if he can actually play (know he plays keyboard)

  • Rick Johnson

    First game back MKG played more minutes than Kemba. 33 vs 24

  • John Focker

    Not being delivered tonight. I meant he’s thinking about his next team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin would receive abuses from the media if he did that. But it’s OK for Batum.

  • John Focker

    Lin Win would jump on him first before any media has the chance.

  • CJSHYY

    You know Cliff…. MKG played well.

  • TTNN

    23 min with no assists, took 15 shots, yeah, outplayed Kemba with Kemba ball.

  • TTNN

    what happen to Kemba?

  • John Focker

    Kemba being held accountable for his poor performance for only the second time this season. Get used to it as we’ll likely see more of this.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum 1-11 shooting; 8 assists 6 TOs.
    Brian Roberts 0 assist 17 points game.
    What’s wrong with you, Clifford?

  • John Focker

    AST roster set, no more statpad. Kemba held accountable for poor performance.

  • CJSHYY

    Kemba didn’t shoot well plus Cliff knew him prefer ISO….. Cliff wanted Batum to play more team to win…Also these group players played well & cut down the lose so….

  • TTNN

    I thought he was injured? He sure is better than Roberts

  • leeda harun

    i want to hear clifford postgame interview. ?why he benched kemba

  • TTNN

    That doesn’t make sense, Roberts defense is worse though

  • leeda harun

    The bench are having fun..lol

  • pandaboy99

    If the hornets lose on sunday lins value will skyrocket even more!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are the lowest scoring games that the Hornets have had this season. They lost all but one.

    Last game was the absolute lowest. This one will be the 7th-lowest, for now.
    __________

  • TTNN

    I don’t think so, Lin’s price will rise the most if Hornets go into play off

  • donsmacau

    Hornets won’t make playoffs.

    But possible that JLIN will be included in multiplayer trade to contending team so that JLIN will play in playoffs but the Hornets will not.

  • heart

    I didn’t watch ’til last 5 min at the end. Just saw Hans got double double and got interested.

  • KHuang

    Since 2012, this is what I’ve been saying that Tyler Hansbrough was capable of.

    He’s the modern day Charles Barkley.

  • grover chang

    Ladies and Gentleman introducing “The Jeremies!”

  • KHuang

    Like I said earlier this season, that would be UNFAIR to the rest of the Hornets team.

  • bolero

    no more ASR for him.

  • leeda harun

    Besides that…?

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    So if Kemba is no longer getting face of franchise treatment could there be more Lin PG play in the future?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He played only 22+ minutes and picked up only 2 fouls.

  • heart

    Wait, KW was benched the entire 4th quarter? Is this right?

  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc Cliff still try to make it to playoff. Plus ASG is end for Kemba this year.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    6-15, 1-4 at 3s. He didn’t handle the ball that much and didn’t shoot that well but he played for 23+ minutes scored 17 points playing Kemba ball. Is this Clifford’s favourite offense?

  • heart

    Let me know what Cliff say about this. Maybe KW’s knee is hurting too. Why did he leave NB in so long w/o making a basket? NB is not 100%…

  • DX

    Oh! Yes!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin Mad next.

  • Even MKG highlights had JLin Air Guitar as the closer =)
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/693313908497477633

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He was a beast down low.

  • Steppen03

    This hairstyle JL7 reminds me of Tony Leung, popular Chinese actor =)

  • CJSHYY

    So weird. No news on Cliff’s post game interview?!

  • LinMad

    Does Batum deserve max contract? Hornets FO need to rethink their long term plan and maybe invest more in players like Lin, Tyler and Troy.

  • leeda harun

    It is still a long season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If this game is played early in this season, Clifford will hardly get his extension but most likely an axe!

  • leeda harun

    Really hope so

  • LinMad

    I don’t think FO should give Batum all season to prove himself. That’s the point I’m making. There are players on the bench who want to prove themselves and they have with every small chance they got. Lin has already proven himself that he can start and he should start.

    This situation reminds me of Lakers. How they bury their young core and traded them the next season just to please the diva/coach on the team. If Hornets long term goal is to keep Batum as one of their superstars, they are in for a surprise.

    What FO should do is increase Tyler, Troy and even Lamb’s minutes. Give Lin the PG role. Forget Batum at point. He is not a facilitator. He lacks the skills to dribble penetrate or get people open. That’s why he turns the ball over so easily. He gets the ball stolen easily too cause he doesn’t have the handles. He’s strong at the top, weak at the bottom (legs). He’s not fast. His shots haven’t been hitting and he needs to focus on that 100% and not the PG stuff.

  • yellowshadow

    really shame thinking of what could’ve been at the lakers if byron scott wasnt so incompetent and would not play ed with lin.

  • yellowshadow

    batum is rusty, but he also played above his level before injury. now he’s just settling back to what he used to be but even worst due to being out for so long.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Nah I noticed his weaknesses before he was injured. I called it out early in the season when Batum was trying to facilitate over Jeremy Lin. I pointed it out when he had 9 TOs one game and I think it was 11 TOs another game.

  • blubell

    He has one with Psycho T! 🙂

  • yellowshadow

    great motor in psycho t 😉

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What Hornets need most right now is to have Jeremies back to save the starters!
    Lin, Lamb, Hansbrough, Kaminsky, Hairston could spell the relief of the starters much better than before.
    I’m not going to give much hope for the starters! They will dig big holes for the bench in every game unless they play against lowly teams like Trailblazers.

  • blubell

  • yellowshadow

    yeah bro i agree with you, thats why i said batum played above what he’s actually capable of when he first started with the hornets.

  • yellowshadow

    is batum’s mind already at toronto? jlin will most likely exercise his option and try to go to a different team in 2017 i believe. with al jefferson on the decline and kemba on a path to iso king, there is nothing for the hornets if lin leaves except MKG and lamb. everyone else just reserve/borderline d league players unless they make some key trades out of thin air.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Is Lin out for the Lakers game?

    Seeing him uniform seems to suggest he may be back sooner than expected…I hope he can play against the Lakers and I would be hoping for a great game from Lin.

  • CJSHYY
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    5 more games before taking 9 days off. Hornets is in bad shape now. They need a long rest. These 5 games, they’d better win at least 2 out of 5. Luckily, the next game is against the lowly Lakers. They must win this game!

  • CaliUSMC

    1-11? HA

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL She was trying to find an excuse for Kemba saying was his wrist injured. Nope Roberts outplayed him, LOL.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No excuse!

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    Cliff did not candy coat his answer

  • Rick Johnson

    Ed Davis’s hand looks small for such a tall guy.

  • Rick Johnson

    We wipped the Lakers Saturday, your turn.

  • Briiick

    When the playoff becomes unlikely, Hornets could entertain the idea of trading Lin or Batum for some useful pieces. I don’t know if this explains Batum’s long PT in the past game compared to KW’s. Hopefully they will let Lin shine more for the same purpose.

  • “Kemba could go back in (not wrist) but Roberts was playing so well”
    Kemba shot 4-13
    Roberts shot 6-15
    #whatgives

  • Alain Gervais

    brian was playing better then that. he just cooled off

  • LAJane

    Hahaha. Well, prolly does care…but not as much as if Lin were playing 🙂

  • adele

    Sorry Kemba was not chosen by the coaches for the asg. Their experiment failed miserably. Now they have to lure Batum. Pretty sure they will lure Lin

  • adele

    The Kemba experiment failed and not chosen by the coaches for the asg. Its time to lure Batum.

  • adele

    They are becoming so obvious with their intensions. This is not a good organization for Lin.

  • Briiick

    I also think that the honeymoon between Batum and Hornets is over.

  • Acbc

    Watching the Hornets is like watching a bad movie with bad script and totally miscast actors. You have a undersized SG pretending to be a PG. an oversized SF pretending to be a PG. the director doesn’t direct. The producer can’t produce and Kato is overshadowing the stars but they keep editing him out. They are top billing the 2 “stars”, but it’s the Asian guy that everyone wants to see.

  • Briiick

    Well said. That’s why Hornets have been known as a bad organization.

  • kauaiblue

    Wow, ur right!

  • kauaiblue

    Awesome… pycho t now up there with ed davis, landry fields, and novak in my fan list!

  • Rick Johnson

    Is Lamb playing the maracas?

  • Acbc

    Once an athlete reaches the elite level, it becomes much more of a battle of the mind. The separation of skills is there but a well planned attack can match strengths against weaknesses. To be precise, a game isn’t that much different than a well told story. It has to have a good beginning and ending, but what makes it great is the middle developments of that story that makes a great movie or book.

    For someone like KW, his story is that he wants to start with the ball in hand and finish with himself scoring. The real problem is how he develops that story from beginning to end. He can only retell the same story over and over again. Someone like Lin however will start with the ball in hand but his story ends with surprising twists along the way. The story has the same beginning and end with a basket, but the multiple characters Lin uses add to the multiple plots that intertwine to make a surprising and humanize drama.

    On the tennis court, it’s the same way. I teach my players to analyze how they want to begin and end their points and build that middle plot with scenarios that builds to that ending. Most pros talk about winners and unforced errors as the difference maker but it’s actually the neutralizing and forced errors that is the real meat of a tennis match. Right now, it’s the Djoker that does it the best. He has the ability to take an opponent’s winning play that would normally finish that story and change it to a totally neutralized counter that unnerves the opponent. All of a sudden they become shaken because they nolonger can finish their story, they can no longer see an ending to their story and they become blocked.

    At the top of any sport, it’s this mental turning point that determines a game or match.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • adele

    And some people want Lin to stay here? In this organization? Yes the coach may not be badmouthing him in front of the media but the actions are horrible. As what Acbc said, it’s a bad movie. The lead actors are not really stars, they are just placed there artificially, the director feeds the artificial actors which makes the production totally bad.

  • adele

    Very well said. I’m glad that you see the actions behind the scenes. Not a lot of people can realize the whole act. It takes brilliance to see those things. Not being narrow-minded but broad-mindedness will get you there.

  • adele

    Well, it’s Clifford against Scott. Let’s see who’s smarter or dumber.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The producer MJ is a legend at his time but now he is producing a rotten tomato owing to the aweful script.
    JLin to Philadelpia. Charlotte is going to suck for years after JLin left.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But he turned every Lin’s passes into points.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think Lin will play and he will pulled all those missing links together to form a team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    wipe them clean. They are just Scott and Charmin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let him shake it off on the bench.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He got only 22+ minutes.

  • xeroid

    I guess that’s why we are Lin fans. He made his teammates shine while the team wins. Consider, he made Novak and Field desirable commodities and good contracts. He made butterfinger Asik look good in paint, now lost in New Orleans. On the game against Kings, he made Hawes and Daniels like Novak.

  • Brewkowski

    Rumor before the season was that Batum has his sights in joining raptors in free agency.

    His inconsistencies are due to playing out of position, not being utilized to maximize his skills, and long layoff due to his foot injury. If he’s to be the franchise player hornets are pursuing, then I’m surprised they’re not designing more plays around him to help him succeed. Rather there’s too much Kemba freelancing and not the dynamic dual backcourt.

    His natural position is forward, one that he’s most comfortable playing. I’m sure he’s thinking DeRozan, Lowry, Valanciunas/Biyombo, Scola > Kemba, Hairston/MKG, Zeller, Williams

    FO needs to make a decision on continuing to try and win Batum over so he signs long term or look beyond Batum and determine where they want to go for the future. This team’s roster doesn’t impress on paper and on most nights. Lin really is the key piece that’s holding them together making them competitive.

  • grover chang

    Roberts was running the plays. But Lin does it better. What gives?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Boo to the movie. Bravo to the credit.

  • sws94

    Ha ha, wouldn’t go that far. He played well though. He’s tough.

  • sws94

    These 2 guys should be playing together.

  • sws94

    Brian played well, ball stuck less. It’s Batum that killed off the 4Q run.

  • sws94

    Actually, that may open things up for Lin if Batum goes to Toronto. I think Lin likes Charlotte, but there may be better situations for him next season.

  • sws94

    Cliff’s rotations are strange. He had MKG playing with the 2nd unit and Batum last night. He doesn’t go with a true 2nd unit too long and brings starters back. And Lin may still play with the starters a lot. Especially if he has chemistry with MKG. He might, because MKG likes to run. I’m curious to see them play together.

  • sws94

    At first I thought someone shrunk Ewing, lol.

  • cdblue10

    After 10 games in the beginning of the season I knew it already that this team is not the right one for Lin,the way that the coach used him was a head scratcher,if MKG wasn’t injured during the pre-season I highly believed that we will only see sporadic minutes for him,the only positive side of Lin playing in Hornets was his defense , it improved a lot giving him the upper hand against a lot of PG next year since he used to be guarding bigger guards.

  • sport

    10 games? I knew after the 1st regular season game since they didn’t start Lin!

  • cdblue10

    I actually tried to like the team first but after that phew!!!!

  • sport

    Still catches the ball better than Asik.

  • cdblue10

    Was Kemba got injured last night?

  • BobbyH

    The way Hornets is trending now, the game vs Lakers is not a thing in the bag. Lakers lost to clippers by a mere 12 points and yet Hornets lose to lowly POR by 18 points. If they lose this one, they might just rethink about tanking and trade all tradable pieces while they can.

  • Check out what Zach Lowe said about Kemba
    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/693462676635168770

  • BobbyH

    Great analogy. Have you seen a movie with first half so bad but it turned out the hidden and surprising development in the 2nd half. Hope the producer and the director are willing to take the risk to start the Asian guy.

  • yellowshadow

    lin has no trade value because his contract will expire soon, so the teams dont want someone they cant lock down in exchange for trading.

  • Acbc

    I sure hope so, or it could be “Groundhog day” over and over again. Lol

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..one of the troll kings on the internet

  • yellowshadow

    i dont see this on zach lowe’s twitter…

  • he’s soon to be declared persona-non-grata in Charlotte lol

    Who’s he to mess up with $12M/yr value? hehe..

  • it might have been from his podcast

  • yellowshadow

    no, he just sucked so much that cliff admitted robert was doing a better job

  • Acbc

    Am I reading this correctly? Is Zack actually saying that Hornets are better with Kemba on the bench? I’m doing a double take!

  • cdblue10

    Hahahaha.When are these coaches and FO’s will going to learn.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Wow. That’s a big statement. Hopefully coach sees that as well. Now that mkg is back, in interested to see who gets to close out 4th quarter in close games.

    A lot of players to choose from: Kemba, Lin, Batum, Mkg, Daniels?

    Best case scenario would be to limit Kembas minutes in the 4th. I would love to see Daniels on the floor for his shooting, and Lin for his defense, creativity on offense and ability to draw fouls.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I agree. this is a team where players are not rewarded for playing great. Because no matter how good you play, the “superstars” (Kemba, batum, mkg) will always get their minutes regardless of how bad they are playing.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Great post. Made me laugh but it’s true.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Batum is a good player but he is not versatile enough to play a sg in this league.

    I’m ok with Kemba playing the point and Jeremy playing sg. It was great to see the potential of this pairing in the 3rd quarter of the kings game where pretty much every play started with Kemba passing to Jeremy in the wing who then went on to either create a shot for himself or run a pick and roll and pass to a rolling big to the rim.

    Having Jeremy play sg is nice bc it allows him to catch the ball in the wing and still have his dribble with options to pass, shoot or drive.

    I’m interested in seeing Lin play with mkg bc after watching him las night, it does appear that mkg is pretty athletic.

    I’m sure many of you may disagree but I think batum would be best served coming off the bench. 🙂 with Jeremy starting at sg and mkg at sf. Still can’t decide who should be the 4 and 5.

  • KHuang

    Great post.

    Since Kemba Walker has no interest in running Clifford’s plays, I say just cram Walker and MKG and Batum out there in the starting lineup and let them bang out who gets to touch the ball.

    Lin has either 1 or 2 or even 3 starting ability, but it’s wasted on this selfish loser defenseless Charlotte team.

  • KHuang

    But then the bench would suck because Walker’s selfish iso plays would mess up the Hornets when Lin is not in the game.

  • Rick Johnson

    Baxter Holmes
    ‏@BaxterHolmes
    The Lakers have had 25 coaches. As of last night, Byron Scott has the worst winning percentage of any of them.
    https://twitter.com/BaxterHolmes/status/693501319185694720

  • KHuang

    Actually, I think Lin would have earned minutes no matter what.

    Like I have written for months, MKG’s return had absolutely no positive effect on the game.

    Because Lin’s role is that of a band aid, Lin would end up playing major minutes anyway. Nobody else can run
    the team like Lin can.

  • KHuang

    A movie like that:

    “No Retreat No Surrender” where Jean Claude Van Damme outshined everyone else and became a huge star.

  • JoeTeam

    Even greater post, yes, let KW other icers play pickup ball and move on. This injury tells us we can let go of our wishes for Lin because he has to take care of himself. He’s done enough in stats, vid, and so on so if he has a good negotiations team, he will be fine. Lots of comebacks in sports, and he will because he’s the comeback kid!

  • JoeTeam

    Thinking out loud … hmmm, what a strange thing for KW to sit in 4th. What’s new? MKG back. Lin on bench. Cliff seems to want to win, but what is new that gives him the power to hold KW accountable and yes, I missed the game but did read that MKG was playing v well.

    Doesn’t matter … enough info is in. If Cliff needs some big change to be able to sit a player who has singlehandedly caused many close games to be lost, moving them to below the 8 from maybe top 7 or 5, then this is not a stable team for JLin.

    I hope JLin will sit until past ASG, as he will be both mentally and physically ready for the big push to his contract negotiations. With MKG back, that’s another mix he can prove he can work well with so yet another set of tapes.

  • Alain Gervais

    If Lin don’t finish and Mkg, datum and Kemba does. Lol good luck. What i think will happen is MKg at the 4 and cody at the 5. Lin at the 2. A small and fast lineup. Best case scenario.

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems like its either a one off thing. Like I think we saw early in the season when Walker and Jefferson who did poorly in the first quarter sat the 4th quarter and Jeremy finished and won the game. But we never saw that again. Or it’s because All Star selection is off and Cliff now concentrating on actually winning games and we may see more of this in the future. If Lin was healthy and allowed to play PG like that instead of Roberts they would have won that game. Easily and impressively.

  • Rick Johnson

    Plane arrive at 12:55am so JLin must be in LA. Perhaps will see pictures of him in and around LA again. In-N-Out burger? Chipotle?

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8923

  • KHuang

    I love how when Lin is scorching hot, he gets sat behind Walker while Roberts who is way inferior to Lin but is paid more gets to play through despite Walker.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s had huge games at PG but was forced to sit behind Walker anyway.

  • KHuang

    That means Lin has MKG who can’t score or defend at the 4 instead of Kaminsky who can.

  • KHuang

    Even with MKG back, Lin will STILL play lots of minutes and get his numbers.

    That’s because Charlotte stinks without Lin, no matter what lineup they have.

    Not even Charlotte’s 2nd best player Hansbrough can make up for Lin being out, though Hansbrough really tried!

  • Alain Gervais

    well. coach has some choices to make

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I was super impressed with Tyler last night and was able to see what he can do when given the opportunity. Khuang called it years ago when Lin was stIill on the rockets on the huge impact psycho t can have on games.

    I also like seeing the pick and roll with Tyler and Lin. If Tyler can work on finishing in the paint, I think they will be an even deadlier duo.

    I think a lot of the bigs that Lin is playing with now are settling for the pick and pop instead of making a hard roll to the basket which is what Tyler can bring.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Not only does he have worst winning percentage of lakers coaches, doesn’t he have one of the worst winning percentages out of all coaches in general? 🙂

  • KHuang

    We still have not seen the full impact of Tyler Hansbrough, even after last game.

    Hansbrough’s TRUE strength is in catching the ball on the perimeter and then making awkward looking dribbles toward the rim that result in a score or a pass.

    At the NBA level, NOBODY has been able to stop Hansbrough’s weird looking herky jerky face up game. Either he rams it at the rim for that dorky looking hook shot that rarely misses or he hits the standstill outside shot or he makes a brilliant pass to a cutter. Not even the NBA’s best big men have been able to stop Hansbrough when he’s used right.

    Hansbrough has ASTOUNDING decisionmaking skills as a face up 4. He actually rivals Lin in court vision and effectiveness.

    Were Hansbrough fully unleashed, he would be the best power forward in the NBA today.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps that was for All Star padding. Yesterday was first game after All Stars were settled. We will know in coming games if that is a one off fluke event or a trend. If it’s a trend and Cliff now actually trying to win games to get into the playoffs then I think we see JLin being used more and to his strengths and less Walker. But as a long time Lin fan and so many years of hope and disappointment everything with a big dose of skepticism.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps other than 76ers he’s got to have the worse record of active NBA coaches.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I definitely believe that. The question I have is, in a lineup that we have now, would Tyler clog the paint as a 4 on offense instead of someone like kaminsky who could play a stretch 4?

  • LinMad

    so now the Lakers media and fans know what we Jeremy Lin fans have been saying since last season. In fact I’ve been saying how bad Byron was since preseason of last season when I saw the players ISOing more than playing like a team.

  • KHuang

    I have a question for this heavily moderated board that would only get me flametrolled on the other forum:

    Who in today’s NBA reminds you of Lin, performancewise?

    Last season it was Jerryd Bayless. But Bayless’s role has changed this season. Now he’s strictly a backup PG, unlike last year when he was a terrific PG and SG coming off the bench. And Lin is NOT a backup PG on this Charlotte team, not when he spends 70% of his minutes at SG or SF.

    I would say that the player most like Lin this season is Atlanta’s Kent Bazemore.

    Bazemore is nearly identical to statistical production in Lin, though Bazemore starts and plays more minutes. If we compare starter to starter, Lin has a massive edge over Bazemore. But I do feel that Bazemore and Lin are quite similar in athleticism, versatility, toughness, and overall role.

  • sws94

    Baze is more over the rim player I think. Not as good a passer or lifting up his team mates. Doesn’t remind me that much of Lin. Parker does, but less athletic. And he’s an established starting PG. But nowhere near as good defensively and doesn’t go into the SG role. He alternates with GInobili when G is on the floor with him, but still does most of the facilitating and then the Spurs go into their motion offense.

  • sws94

    Lin plays more 2 way than Roberts. There was an early Knick game Kemba sat while Lin and Batum finished the game. I think the last game Cliff was sick of Kemba but just didn’t say so.

  • sws94

    I’m not sure Lin stays as full-time closer. It’s either him or Marv that sits while MKG finishes the games and Cliff likes size. Hopefully LIn will play most of the 4th quarter, but Lin as closer may be pretty much done. We’ll see.

  • KHuang

    Excellent.

    It’s just that Bazemore as a defensive stopper and multiposition player who plays a “glue” role for the Hawks is so reminiscent of Lin’s Swiss Army role with the Hornets.

  • sws94

    Baze is a solid player. Very good defensively and a bit bigger than Lin. I think Lin can wreck games with his passing just as well as scoring where Baze tends to do it with his scoring.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe they should just play Batum with Lin rather than Walker. Batum NetRtg is 8.2 with Lin, 0.4 with Walker.

  • Rick Johnson

    They should rest him to let him rest & allow his foot to heal. Or at lease come off the bench with minute restrictions not crazy 40 minutes per game. Hornets not very good at monitoring players health and minutes. GSW have that down to a science.

    https://twitter.com/HoopsHabit/status/693539731221585920

  • KHuang

    Tyler Hansbrough would not clog the paint.

    He’d OPEN IT UP.

    Hansbrough is the best in the NBA at setting picks and making decisions off screens and rolls. He has a complete game that now extends to the 3 pt line, which now means that he can (and has) scored from anywhere on the court.

    In the NBA past, Hansbrough took his game outside. Playing alongside behemoth Roy Hibbert meant that Hansbrough played in and out of the lane. He was unstoppable as a traditional 4 playing inside and outside. The only thing that ever stopped Hansbrough was coaches artificially benching him.

    Hansbrough is fundamentally sound and knows when to go down low and when not to. He KNOWS HOW TO PLAY and would be wonderful out there with Lin and especially with Kaminsky and Lamb out there too.

  • Linzen

    If Hornets lose to Lakers tomorrow, JLin FA value will go up by another 2M this summer. ✌️😁

  • KHuang

    no it won’t

    too many clueless NBA executives still think Lin is not good enough to play in the NBA.

  • Linzen

    You’re right most of the time. But, I hope you are wrong on this one. hehehe

  • Linzen

    Really hope they play more KW, Lin, Batum, MKG & Tyler. This is a really nice 4-out and PNR team. Strong defence and rebound too.

  • aras

    Just came here to say that batum is not worth the max yep….

  • CJSHYY

    Of course he’s not but Hornets maybe will give it to him no matter what….

  • Acbc

    It only looks small compared to Lin’s muscular chest! Lol.

  • JAD2456

    I just found out that among the 6 games that Lin got flagrant non-calls, the referee #22 Bill Spooner officiated 3 of them. Is that a coincidence?

    3/6/2012 Knicks @Mavericks: The infamous hard foul by Jason Kidd.
    Officials: #22 Bill Spooner , #75 Eric Dalen , #68 Marat Kogut

    4/25/2014 Rockets Playoff G3 @ Trail Blazers: The Aldridge hammer.
    Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #33 Sean Corbin, #22 Bill Spooner

    10/31/2014 Lakers vs Clippers: The DeAndre Jordan hammer.
    #55 Bill Kennedy, #47 Bennie Adams, #64 Justin VanDuyne

    12/28/2015 Hornets vs Lakers: The Kobe Bryant smash.
    Officials: #42 Eric Lewis, #11 Derrick Collins, #63 Derek Richardson

    1/9/2016 Hornets @ Clippers: The Wesley Johnson hit.
    Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #77 Karl Lane, #28 Kevin Scott

    1/23/2016 vs Knicks: Carmelo Anthony’s Uppercut.
    Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #70 Brent Barnaky, #20 Leroy Richardson

    I googled him and found this old news, “Bill Spooner sues AP writer over tweet.” http://espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=6218678
    ————–
    “MINNEAPOLIS — An NBA referee has sued The Associated Press and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting he intentionally made a bad call to make up for a previous bad call that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
    .
    .
    In the second period, Spooner called a foul against a Timberwolves player. According to Spooner’s lawsuit, Wolves coach Kurt Rambis argued the call and Spooner told him he would review it at halftime.

    Rambis said that was fine, but asked how he was supposed to get the points back, according to the lawsuit.

    Spooner says in the lawsuit that he didn’t respond to Rambis. But Krawczynski, seated courtside, posted a tweet that said, “Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he’d ‘get it back’ after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That’s NBA officiating folks.”

    The Rockets went on to win the game 129-125.
    .
    .”
    —————

    It made me wonder his integrity.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, so for me the rest of the season, a substantial number of games, would be good to use to get all the tape ready for choosing the next team.

    TH … wasn’t he in purgatory DLeague just a few weeks ago? What a team.

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t love it. Race or not, it’s the power game and for some they are upheld as puppet leaders to support someone dysfunctional above, or for others its just what everyone bought into to think they are doing right by themselves. Me, I prefer everyone to take a good look so they can all strive for winning team and infinite upside.

  • JoeTeam

    Yea, whatever it is, it’s crazy dysfunctional leadership. So I wanna see Lin move on. Just so I can lol.

  • JoeTeam

    crazy to file a lawsuit over an understandable conflict.

  • JoeTeam

    Hornets = watching Rox, LAL = watching Friends ? Tell me you get it.

  • zxcvb

    Coming out of college, I thought Marcus Smart was very similar to Lin. Excellent all-around PG who can flat out get to the rim and finish or find teammates. Jumper needs work but he plays the right way (other than THAT incident).

    Smart is bigger than Lin but also a step slower, which may be why he’s having trouble making the NBA leap (injuries didn’t help either). Lucky for him, Brad Stevens is an excellent coach who can bring him along slowly (Smart is still just 21/22).

  • JoeTeam

    Bazy has been very productive because of the more mins. I’ve been watching his numbers, not play and it does look like he’s relied upon when I do watch his games. I think Lin is more creative in making amazing outcomes from different probes. In the mins I did watch Bazemore, he was less reliable to this fans eyes.

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum out again? Cliff has been overplaying him.

    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/693581013746786304

  • Rick Johnson

    Kind of coming to think Adidas suck

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/693580789812842496

    http://nbashoesdb.com/en/player/nicolas_batum/
    Nicolas Batum shoes: Adidas Crazyquick 3

  • DX

    QUESTIONABLE, Lin should be OUT.

  • John Focker

    Batum back to Asik mode. Hornets showcasing Batum for Jazz backfired (which may affect getting Hayward), two-way pissing contest.

  • grover chang

    No-no . Lin needs to be out!

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin has lots of friends and family in LA. I bet he really wants to play.

  • grover chang

    Maybe he should play as a small forward.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers is quite a different team playing against GSW. 7 players in double figures trailing by only 13 points; outscoring GSW in the 18-12. We all know GSW is better than 76ers but this team is getting better every day.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum might as well sit down. JLin will definitely play if Hornets wants to win.

  • DX

    I want him play too, but he can’t.

  • John Focker

    We’ll have to wait and see. Seems like Hornets moving away from low-post grinding + volume chucking, and towards faster offense. There’s still a small chance that MJ meant what he said (about Lin) upon seeing the China market in person. Lin can always opt out and negotiate a bigger contract IF Kemba’s traded away.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers has been notorious misusing players. Bazemore was a Lakers but they didn’t intend to keep him. In the last few years, Lakers has lost quite a few good players. What’s left isn’t that good?

  • grover chang

    I loved bazrmore since golden state. I remember a game vs. Rockets where he was the best player on the court. Completely dominated and could get anywhere on the floor. I disagree on athleticism. Bazemore jumps higher then Lin. But Lin court vision seems far ahead bazemore

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bazemore used to play SF.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76er is mounting a comeback 99-103 with 1 minute left against the Warriors outscoring the first team of GSW. In fact, they outscore GSW 27:12 now.

    Don’t tell me Brett Brown can do that! He’s never known for his offense. 76er made a good trade for Ish Smith and started using a new offense once MDA was signed.

  • Rick Johnson

    They’ve played much better since MDA joined them. Wonder if after the season they make him head coach?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers tied the game 105:105! Go 76ers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers tied GSW in 3rd Q in production 18:18 really low scoring Q. Then they outscored GSW 33:14 in 4Q with 22 sec left; a tied game. What a comeback!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well 76ers lost by 3 points but it was a fantastic game. 7 players in double figures and Noel scored 9 points. Teamball!

  • KHuang

    I have been surprised at how poorly Marcus Smart has played.

    I thought he was going to be a much better player, as he tested faster than Wall in Lin in sheer speed.

    That said, Smart has not shown good fundamentals in the NBA. That’s his downfall.

    I also think that having Brad Stevens as a very inexperienced coach has hurt Smart. Unlike anybody else, I do not see Brad Stevens as a genius. I see him as a rather clueless NBA coach who’s still learning the league.

  • Rick Johnson

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  • CJSHYY

    NO, Don’t want Lin to play…….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! What’s wrong with Batum???

  • Acbc

    Sorry JT, I’m feeling pretty dense, can’t get it!

  • Joe what do you know

    Isn’t Lin wearing the same shoes in low cut?

  • Rick Johnson

    They got Lin starting tomorrow? Lin at SG vs Kobe

    Charlotte Observer: Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Los Angeles Lakers
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article57508373.html

  • DX

    This is insane.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Lefon Jang

    I’ve never really like the way Batum play. He’s always icing Lin!

  • David Kim

    So lin not playing tomorrow?

  • Rick Johnson

    Does out until Jan 31 mean he’s coming back Jan 31? Below article projects him starting at SG for Batum. Kobe has been playing SG recently. I’d love to see him break Kobe’s ankles like LeBron.

  • Steppen03

    I can’t believe it – GS almost lost to Sixers of all teams… Didn’t watch it but would love to. Hope JL7 come back soon… Hornets can’t afford to lose many more games.

  • Rick Johnson

    Anybody know if Master Lo is still with him? Can he do anything about ankles and getting them to recover faster?

  • LinMad

    He isn’t cut to be a NBA referee. Cut him loose. If anything, we should file a lawsuit against the NBA referees for the non calls towards Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Dang. I was hoping to see Lin vs Kobe. Also easier to beat the Lakers with Kobe chucking away all the possessions.

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/693543749335420929

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Haven’t gotten an update…Will Lin play tomorrow against the Lakers?

    That would be cool for Lin to destroy Byron Scott and the Lakers in L.A

  • LinMad

    when he started playing for Hornets he was playing outside of his natural role. But I believe he wanted to. He believed the hype that he could facilitate better than the other guards on this team. And coach enabled him and now we see games where he gets tons of turn overs and his shots don’t even hit anymore.

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m not sure where you get that idea from. Lin is still in the NBA isn’t he?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Master Lo has gone back to Taiwan long time ago.

  • CJSHYY

    I knew it…. smh!

  • LAJane

    Couldn’t watch, but the box scores are interesting because it seems the points are widely and evenly distributed among the 76ers players. Would seem to indicate good team ball.

  • Sophie Paris

    If he plays I’ll watch lol

  • LinMad

    If Lin starts to PnR well with MKG, do you think FO and Coach would start Lin over Batum the rest of season? Or do you think Batum is too valuable for that to happen? Seriously I think MKG and Lin are good fits for each other. Just from watching MKG play, he is a true big. The big that complements the PG.

  • JoeTeam

    Compare Friends to All in the Family.

  • JoeTeam

    SAS v CLE on ABC. Wow, Pops is really coaching this game. He really trolled GSW – at that game, he did not move or change his facial expression from the first whistle. GSW gotta be careful they don’t get overconfident. They didn’t get a real game from Pops.

  • KHuang

    At a contract so INSULTINGLY LOW that any nonAsian player of the same statistical output would have instantly halted negotiations and never refused to speak to Rich Cho again.

  • kauaiblue

    Stay out Jeremy!

  • KHuang

    Both the Warriors and Cavs have not had to play against Tim Duncan.

    When Duncan is not there, the Spurs are a very ordinary team.

  • cdblue10

    He does and Charlotte will be better if they trade Kemba or put him on the 2nd units.Charlotte needs to do a complete change on their line up if they want to succeed,so far a Kemba centric offense isn’t working.It’s been already 4 years and they only went to play off once,a successful franchise always think the best future of the team not just by trying to winged it with their blind recognition of their star player.Once again,Kemba is too small to be a superstar,he will always be a liability.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree for the most part. LMA is not TD. But, sometimes Tim only plays 20 mins. Maybe that makes all the difference some games. Have a look, game’s not over yet. Pops was really into coaching this game, and TD is not playing.

  • zxcvb

    Listed as “questionable.”
    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/693581013746786304

    Not much to gain by beating an awful Lakers team. But without him, Kemba could “lead” his team to a horrible loss against LAL. Even a sore, cold shooting Lin can help them win.

  • CaliUSMC

    Another potential hard foul on Lin tomorrow.. I gotta feelin

  • sws94

    Oh no, Batum is out? That means Lin will most likely not only play, but start and play big minutes. He’s probably not ready.

  • sws94

    Looks like he’s playing. Everything is pointing to it. Not good.

  • sws94

    Terrible. Truly terrible.

  • rookie75094

    Agreed…Jlin need to sit out this game…Psalm can you kidnap him and hide him for a week?…hehe

  • Rick Johnson

    What injury? Ego bruised from being benched?

    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/693640919770337280

  • Rick Johnson
  • GoJLin!

    Thanks for the hard work & all the valuable information! I don’t think JLin want to file the lawsuit at all, he probably will pray hard and ask God for protection. Those bad referees sooner or later will get their own hits. Pray JLIN has a speedy recovery and stay happy & healthy!

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy Lin
    ‏@JLin7
    Congrats @Joelinsta for making the All Star game as a rookie! Wish I could be there BabyLin!! Love you
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/693664787822047233

  • Ben Johnson

    Hopefully he’ll get good enough one day to make a real euroleague team and make some real money

  • CJSHYY

    What? Real? How come Hornets didn’t say anything about it?

  • Steppen03

    What do I need to see ??
    I want JL7 and Hornets give their best shot at the Cavs next Wed.

  • grover chang

    Sorry but hornets training staff is getting a bit suspect. Half the team is injured.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If anyone told me Brett Brown could make such improvement for a team, he must be the biggest liar of this part of universe. If he could, he would have done so long ago. The owner should fire Sam Hinkie. As to Brett Brown, he should be an assistant coach. He isn’t ready to be an NBA coach. His record is absolutely unacceptable. Coaches with much better record were fired.

  • Acbc

    Reminds me of fake Harden injury after benching from Mchale. Rox beat Clippers with Lin leading the way and the injury mysteriously got better.

  • Briiick

    Don’t blame him if losing to lowly Lakers, LOL.

  • new Lakers game thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g48-cha-lal-game-thread/

    The Hornets tried to come back against the Blazers with MKG 1st game back (impressive 13pts/7rebs) after overcoming shoulder injury and Tyler Hansbrough inspired plays (12pts, 13rebs in 22 min) but fell short.

    1. Batum is out again after playing badly (1-11 shooting) with recurring injury.
    2. Kemba is listed as day-to-day and JLin is even listed as questionable
    3. Would Clifford finally give Hansbrough regular playing time to strengthen team rebounding?
    4. Would JLin play as a starting SG in Batum’s absence again?
    5. At this point, the best situation for JLin would be to rest his injured ankle at least 2-3 more games until he’s ready to shine in the 2nd half of the season to help the Hornets reach the playoff and increase his market value in hopes of multiple starting PG offers for next season.

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s pray and hope that he waits to be 100% healthy soon before to help the Hornets to win

  • occupatio

    As for make up calls, I dont think that is necessarily wrong. Refs make mistakes, and the make-up call is meant to correct them. Everyone makes mistakes — it is unrealistic to expect refs to be perfect — but it takes a sense of responsibility to reform the mistake.

    It is a complicated and fuzzy issue. It certainly leads into very uncomfortable territory, such as acknowledging the incredible power that refs have over the outcome of a game. But we already knew that. So we should not pretend it’s not true by saying make-up calls are wrong.

    That guy’s mistake was to allow someone to hear what he said, and to say it in a way that is very incriminating.

  • sport

    Lin shouldn’t play tomorrow his ankle is still injured. He was suppose to sit out for a week at least!

  • yellowshadow

    i was chuckling during the gsw game as well because pop literally did nothing in that game. he’s far too keen on what’s really important and what really matters – the playoffs.

  • John Focker

    Preventative vaccine in case Hornets lose to Lakers under Kemba’s “injured” leadership.

  • adele

    It was fun to watch. They tied the game at 22 seconds left. But gsw scored 3 and only 4 seconds left. I was rooting for the 76s because of mda and I love watching the excited young players cheering at the bench.

  • adele

    Going Asik mode. Lol