G51 CHI @CHA Game Thread (Happy CNY!)

With only 2 games left before the All-Star Break, will we see Jeremy Lin be featured tonight to celebrate Chinese New Year? And the Feb 18 trade deadline is approaching quickly, which may or may not impact some players

  1. Would JLin have the reign of PG in the 2nd unit?
  2. Will his teammates pass the ball back to him or try to create shots for themselves?
  3. Will there be anxiety of the looming Feb 18 trade deadline to cause players to break from their team plays to prove their worth so they won’t be traded?

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

JLin seems to be in a good mood after Monday shootaround to get a win on Chinese New Year.


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  • BobbyH

    First. Trade to come?

  • rookie75094

    2nd….yeah.
    .

  • Dorothy

    3rd Go Lin

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin! !!!.. Spank the Chicago Cows!!!!!

  • NONONO

    i was supposed to be 3rd, but do not know what to say. – the situation is getting worse and worse for Lin

  • BobbyH

    The best is yet to come, I believe. Just wait until ASG.

  • adele

    I’m not even excited to watch the game anymore. I will just be cruisin along.

  • Dorothy

    I know. I remember I was so happy the whole day after they beat CAVs and thought finally Lin got to show what he is capable of after pre-season games in China. Well, who knew right after that, Lin is even in worse situation, then he posted bible verse 🙁

  • NONONO

    i might lose my job as early as next month due to some changes in the company. But i am more worry about Lin’s job at this point. No kidding.

  • man, you sure are such a big fan 🙂
    JLin will be okay; he’s a survivor

    I believe you’re also a survivor too from your calm tone so hope you find an even better job!

  • Rick Johnson

    Another audition game. Spank the Bulls so they will trade or recruit JLin for PG.

  • NONONO

    Thanks

  • Dorothy

    I admire you, but I would probably be the same 🙂
    Hope everything works out for the best.

  • MEL LIN

    Enjoy the game guys……he will be ok

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The best has come, it just wasn’t allowed to last.

  • After tonight’s game, I hope all JLin fans feel like this
    https://twitter.com/FreshOffABC/status/696816148424364032

  • heart

    Hope everything will be ok w/you. Please take care yourself first.

  • Dorothy

    I read this from a Taiwan fan site and feel it maybe worth mentioning here
    “”我們既是豪迷,就應該相信林書豪的能力,相信他是有本事被當成核心建隊的,既然不相信林書豪的能力,那還談什麼支持?”

  • NONONO

    yes, i need have a job not just to pay my bills. Maybe i can buy a season ticket in case Lin moves to NY area (Knicks, Nets, 76ers, any of them)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Google translate made no sense to me.

  • Spot

    happy Chinese New Year you all!

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    It is SO fun being JLin’s fan – all the twists and turns, the unpredictability of his situation, unexpected moments of Linsanity-like games and game-winning shots . . . where will I get such entertainment and excitement once JLin retires? Any other Asian American kid good enough for the NBA and strong and ground enough to withstand the rough journey?

  • Lefon Jang

    I thought that was Lin with a new tattoo on his neck!

  • Spot

    after Jlin retires he surely will coach some teams, don’t you worry!

  • Spot

    LOL!

  • zxcvb

    All these coach firings are good news for Lin — more landing spots for MDA next season.

    After watching Clifford demote Lin for beating Lebron’s Cavs (which Kemba has never done once in 20 tries), I’m convinced only MDA will give him a fair chance. At the very least, I’d like to see Lin play for a coach with some history of success and Lin-style teamball (Karl, Blatt). No more outdated dinosaurs like Cliff, McFired and BS.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Tonight, Kevin McHale will appear with the Inside the NBA crew (Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal) to provide pregame coverage and updates throughout the evening, as TNT broadcasts an NBA doubleheader; Spurs vs Heat and, later, Warriors vs Rockets.

    https://www.turner.com/pressroom/united-states/turner-sports/nba-tnt/nba-tnt-presented-state-farm-tip-nba-all-star-2016

  • zxcvb

    Lin is still being denied his fair shake, but at least his abusers and misusers are getting ROASTED.

    – Keith Smart got fired and is now in NBA obscurity.
    – McHale was McFired (and Morey is next after the season’s end).
    – BS is obviously a lameduck and national sports joke.
    – Knicks have fired both Woodson (and now Fisher).

  • Dorothy

    Was hoping someone else would translate it to maintain object, guess I have to do it 🙂
    It says: Since we are Lin Fans, we should trust Lin’s ability, believe he is capable to be the core player of a team. If one does not believe in Lin’s capability, how can he/she support Lin?

  • Dorothy

    Mod, I have a post being held for approval, please release it. Thanks.

  • donsmacau

    Interviews are ongoing this week for the Brooklyn Nets GM position.
    If Bryan Colangelo get the GM position there is a good likelihood that he will hire MDA away from his father Jerry in Philly and then pick up JLIN in the offseason to the Nets.

    If Bryan does not get the Brooklyn job or does not hire MDA as his Head Coach then we are looking back at the original plan of JLIN headed to Philly to join MDA in the offseason.

    Of course this does not impact the Nets or Sixers plan significantly but when Hornets concede no playoffs they might trade JLIN in a multiplayer trade to a contending team for a few months.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, I’m really hoping for Brooklyn over Philly because Brooklyn has no picks until 2019 and has been interested in Lin twice before. They need Linsanity. Philly has great frontcourt talent and can draft/trade for a quality PG. Doesn’t mean Lin wouldn’t have a shot there, but it’s nowhere near guaranteed.

  • donsmacau

    We always have faith in JLIN regardless if a coach/team does not.

    I firmly believe this offseason JLIN will finally move to his dream starting franchise point guard position leading a team that values his ability and he guides an unselfish team to great success for many seasons.

  • donsmacau

    I can’t imagine they would start a newly drafted PG, they tried that and had to go to Ish Smith. Smith is now proving he is not starter caliber. Guarantee they will get a veteran at PG at 76ers, if it’s MDA it will be JLIN. If MDA goes with Colangelo to Brooklyn then I’m happy with Nets.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Should be released now.

  • Dorothy

    thanks. Do you know what caused it?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No idea. Believe it’s just disqus has its own mind again:-( Happened to me as well. Good that I can find a way to go in to release my own posts:-)

  • Dorothy

    A lot of us here do believe in Lin’s abilities, but a few insist they are also Lin fans do not… I think Taiwan fan site has those call themselves fans but very critical about Lin’s abilities. Therefore, someone posted what I have always felt. If one does not believe in Lin’s ability, how can one support Lin? Isn’t it an important element to be a Lin fan is to support Lin?

  • Dorothy

    Thanks.

  • heart

    Let it be so. Amen.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just find out that Fisher was fired. WOW! Who will be the next head?? King’s coach (oops, forget what’s his name) ???? How many teams have fired their coach this season?? Let’s count:
    1. Rockets
    2. Suns
    3. Nets
    4. Cavaliars
    5. Knicks

    Did I miss anyone? Bad of me: Want to see which coach will be fired next. Hopefully BS will be soon.

  • Dorothy

    CAV 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    No Sixers but Nets.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s right. Make the change. Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did Nets coach get fired this season as well?? Just remember Sixers didn’t fire the coach but add MDA on.

    Update: Just checked Nets website, they did. WOW! 5 out of 30 teams have fired their coaches. More are coming.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Both NY teams fired their coach this season.

  • webattorney

    You can believe in your kid’s abilities but also see bad or weak points. For myself, I always believed Lin can average 17/7 for the entire season (not for 10 games) at 34 minutes per game rate if given a chance. But I tend to think now that LIn will never get that chance. I also see why some GMs and coaches might not pull the trigger to play Lin as their starter. But I stopped complaining or b*tching about it because it’s the same tune every year. Lol

  • webattorney

    I am more looking forward to watching a Lin game (at least 10 minutes of it) than watching Snore Bowl. That’s the truth.

  • Dorothy

    True, I will support my kids even if I do NOT believe in their abilities, just because they are my children. Now, why would people support Lin, if Lin is NOT their child and they do not believe in Lin neither? If they do not support Lin, are they still a Lin fan?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yeap! I was a little stunt when I learned this. Seem to me that “superstars” have more power than coaches.

  • zxcvb

    No more “Lin games” unless Kemba is gone/out.

  • webattorney

    I believe Lin has the BB ability to achieve a certain level but I don’t believe in Lin per se as I believe in my kid or wife.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Happy Chinese New year everyone! year of the monkey !

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I have a strong feeling Lin will have a big game just because its chinese new year

  • webattorney

    At least, I like Hornets team more than I liked Lakers or Rockets. But with Rockets, at least Lin got to play in playoff games. Without making the playoff, the excitement is not the same. NBA is almost all about the playoff. Real skills come during playoff games. Many players and teams pace themselves and conserve energy for playoff. We all know 4 teams that realistically has a chance to compete for the ring, with GSW as the HUGE favorite.

  • zxcvb

    Karl is soon to be gone. BS is obviously a lameduck. He’ll be gone once the tank is over.

    I can’t imagine Sam Mitchell in Minny will last. Clifford could also be gone when Charlotte misses the playoffs with Kemba Ball. Brett Brown could easily be replaced in Philly with Jerry Colangelo taking more control away from him and Hinkie. More coaching shuffles mean more landing spots for MDA…Lin’s only real hope for a fair shake.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I believe that Lin has the ability to be a 2nd or 3rd option on a Championship contending team… that is his full potential… now will he ever reach that potential? Only time will tell, but I truly believe that Lin at his best can be a main cog (2nd or 3rd option) on a championship team.

  • Dorothy

    HaHa, I defeinitely believe in Lin’s bball ability more than my kids and my husband’s 🙂

  • YearoftheMonkey

    That’s saying something 😉

  • webattorney

    Actually, I am more certain of my kid’s and wife’s BB ability (or lack thereof) than Lin’s BB ability. And that’s a good thing.

  • Dorothy

    Why? Lin definitely plays better bball than my kids and my hubby do, no?

  • Dorothy

    LOL

  • zxcvb

    With the way he’s been jerked around, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a flat game. Can’t blame him from here on out; he proved himself over and over as a starter and PG on this team…and was punished for it. His best bet is just to stay healthy and try like h*** to reunite with MDA, the only coach who ever gave him half a chance.

  • webattorney

    3rd option for me, scoring wise. If Lin is 2nd option for scoring, I do not believe THAT team will win the ring. Lin probably will be the first or second option in assists though.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    yeah, but the fact you believe in Lin more than your husband and kids show how much you love and adore Lin.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    fair enough. but we can both agree he needs a Lebron or Durant to win a championship.

  • Dorothy

    oh, sorry, I meant I believe Lin’s bball skills are better than their bball skills…

  • webattorney

    I believe Lin can take decent role players into playoff but not to Conf Finals. But I believe Lin can take GOOD role players to Conf Finals but no cigar.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    fair enough, Im sure they believe that too 😉

  • LinMad

    The biggest question is will Clifford actually coach the team to win easier?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I agree.. into the playoffs.. but if he ever wants to win a championship he will need that superstar by his side.. he can’t do it by himself

  • webattorney

    I wouldn’t say superstars but probably two players who can score better than him.

  • Dorothy

    lol, I hope so

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I can’t speak for the rest of the season, but for tonight and tonight only Lin will be the best player on the floor

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I could see Clifford being fired next season if theres no improvements from this season

  • Dorothy

    I am not even sure about that with this organization, but hope for the best

  • LinMad

    there has been improvements compared to last season so it’s hard to fire him knowing this but if the personnel leave like Jeremy Lin leaves next season and some of the others who made a big impact on the team, they might go back to the old times of losing.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    You either win with 1 or 2 superstars and key role players or you have a super system like the Spurs.. where they have a bunch of stars.. and we both know that Lin is probably not joining the Spurs so he will need that Superstar

  • Acbc

    Any Asian kid with eyes on sports should play golf or tennis. Both pro game can make them a lot off money and they NEVER EVER NEED a team.

  • NONONO

    If Hornets lost today, would someone set up and call for a players only meeting ?

  • LinMad

    did that ever happen before in Hornets? I remember reading this but wasn’t sure if it was on this team.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Honestly, I dont think this organization is that bad.. Lin was on a much worse one last year..

    They are just misguided and stubborn in their ways.. you can’t really blame Coach Clifford for sticking with Kemba and MKG.. they have been with him since day 1 and he knows what he’s going to get from them.. Lin’s more of a wildcard.. sometimes he’s on and sometime’s he’s not..

    Sometimes it even seems like Clifford wants to put Lin on the floor for more minutes.. but there can only be 5 players on the floor so its tough for him.. its not entirely his fault

  • Dorothy

    true, but it is very very competitive.
    I have a friend whose son played golf and at 10 yo represented Taiwan to compete in international youth golf tournaments. Later on gave up due to too competitive.

  • LinMad

    I believe so too cause of CNY and the fact that I think Hornets FO are smart enough to promote Lin on this day.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    It’s not like this team is in shambles.. they are 1.5 games from the 8th spot despite a mirage of injuries through the season.

  • Dorothy

    but they did lie to Lin to lure him taking a discount and coming to Charlotte.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    No D-Rose today. Hornet should win. espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/14742811/chicago-bulls-guard-derrick-rose-not-playing-due-general-body-soreness

  • LinMad

    all I know is that if MJ is sitting side court today, Lin is probably going to be empowered by the coach.

  • Mr Chuckles

    I am the same way.

  • Lefon Jang

    General body soreness, that’s a new one!

  • LinMad

    The Charlotte announcer said it’s the year of the dragon? what? I thought it was monkey

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, but the Pistons, Pacers, and other playoff teams have been more consistent in winning games against bad teams.

  • Yascar

    Completely absolutely agree. Love em or hate em, for the good of Lin, we should all root for this team to go to the playoffs. Then Lin can choose his next one in the offseason, if he is so inclined.

  • Lefon Jang

    oops!

  • LinMad

    dragon was last year I believe when Lin had those Adidas dragon shoes on. Those shoes were fire.

  • Yascar

    I really hope they win. They need this one.

  • sws94

    Nice interview, Lin.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    they also haven’t had as many number of injuries the Hornets have had either though

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I wouldn’t say lie.. Clifford has definitely given Lin his moment to shine and Lin has had some great games this year.. but I don’t think Clifford expected Kemba to be this good this season or have a breakout season.. another reason why he’s playing Kemba so much

  • YearoftheMonkey

    link?

  • blueCypher

    Missed it. Someone probably capped it

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Is JLin the one to bring the team together??

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/696848775063724032

  • LinMad

    Batum almost lost the ball

  • YearoftheMonkey

    i think it was Kemba

  • LinMad

    Batum’s passes are not on point.

  • Alain Gervais

    I cant believe bull put this lineup out on the court

  • Lefon Jang

    TO machine

  • sws94

    MKG looks better tonight.

  • sws94

    pre-game interview. Should be in the highlights.

  • Alain Gervais

    Take into account competition

  • Hornets with a big lead 17-6 with 7 min left since the Bulls can’t score

  • YearoftheMonkey

    This game shows just how much Jimmy Butler means to this bulls team

  • YearoftheMonkey

    No rose too? its going to be a blowout

  • CJSHYY

    Bulls looks bad… Hornets should win this one.

  • yup, not enough scoring power from the Bulls

  • Yascar

    No jinx lol. We need this one!!

  • NONONO

    Notice Lin wearing red shoes – celebrate Chinese New Year

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Are those Lins shoes?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin goin to be 3rd man off the bench

  • grover chang

    If going to be a easy win, wonder if Lin even gets 15 minutes tonight. Don’t need him.

  • NONONO

    Bulls coach must give up this game by resting Rose since Bulter is injured and Horners are all healthy

  • YearoftheMonkey

    MKG playin well

  • Lefon Jang

    There’s no need to have Hawes and the Tank on the floor at the same time. They should play PJ

  • Is that Lin waiting to check in?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Anyone but PJ

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Yessir

  • cshot

    lin probably not getting much min today

  • aras

    well this is no fun… no competition here it seems without rose and butler :/

  • sws94

    For now it’s easy. But that may change. Bulls don’t look too competitive right now.

  • Guest

    Somebody need to guard Brooks

  • aras

    they should milk the gasol midranger asmuch as they can. other than that i dont know maybe gibson in the post make it an inside game. lol why am i trying to figure out how to help the bulls.

  • JLin with the heat check 3

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Why doesn’t Clifford just rest Kemba when Lin is in? That’s what I don’t get

  • NONONO

    Does Kemba always wait for last 5 secs to pass the ball if he cannot shot?

  • cshot

    exactly my thoughts. the guy is just in there for stats honestly

  • aras

    Feeling that this is another meh game for lin

  • sws94

    Lin could have had a few assists but his energy is good this game. It’s not BF1 yet until Kemba sits.

  • NONONO

    Kemba completely ignores Lin except he has no place to go.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Nope it’s CNY he will not disappoint

  • sws94

    He looks better to me. Missed the layup because he shot it too late but went in with speed.

  • aras

    we’ll see noticed when he has good games he has at least 7 points before the first half ends.

  • travis

    solid start for hornets

  • Alain Gervais

    THIS IS SO BORING.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Bail out foul lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin should just drive and overpower Brooks whenever he’s on the court.

  • heart

    Can’t stand the way Cliff micro-manage on the floor. Sometimes his yells make players loose concentration. Doesn’t he know that???

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lins shot that too hard

  • Alain Gervais

    Is this the nba

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Seriously the Bulls have benchwarmers on the floor right now

  • cshot

    well one assist to batum!

  • sws94

    There we go. Assist for Lin.

  • yellowshadow

    both teams are so bad u_u *yawn* hope lin does something cool soon.

  • travis

    lin keeps his composure some much better than his houston la days

  • sws94

    Made a mistake picking up his dribble in the paint, though. That could be a 3 second violation but he passed out before then. Otherwise, he’s ok so far. Shot isn’t falling so he needs to move in some.

  • MoominFloren

    Boring…..

  • YearoftheMonkey

    How big are Lins hands ?

  • travis

    there hasnt been much space to drive so far, but hes picking his spots, gotta hit them open looks tho

  • sws94

    Jump shot off so far. He needs to start getting to the line again. That often gets him going.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Hornets 500 ball !

  • aras

    its the second unit..its so bad its laughable lately

  • yellowshadow

    cmon lin… its only heinrich…

  • golfhacker

    Hornets fans will be in for a rude awakening next season if both Lin and Batum opt-out.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Finally Lin! Lol

  • Dorothy

    222222222222

  • golfhacker

    Whew! Finally:)

  • Batum was good to feed Lin with the assist to get him going

  • zxcvb

    Lin looks completely disengaged…and who can blame him? Playing erratic minutes at backup SG/SF to selfish scrubs.

    Also, this Bulls Z-League team doesn’t help. Lin often loses focus during blowout wins anyway and Kemba loves to statpad (even gave Lin a hot potato shot to sabotage him).

    Jeremy’s mind is not on the game.

  • aras

    my god lin what is up with your damn shot

  • sws94

    Now they are talking about LIn’s clutch shots.

  • zxcvb

    Nothing. Just p*ssed and playing out of position. He’s elite as starter or PG: 46/42/83 %s.

  • aras

    not a reason to miss shots come on

  • Lin knew he had to score a lot to get min so that’s why he was pressing a bit.

    That’s a problem with the irregular PT.
    Let’s hope he gets a lot of closer shots

  • zxcvb

    Sure it is. Even Curry would stink with his usage.

    Steph goes 0-5, 1-6 all the time. Difference is he gets 15 more shots and ends up 10-20!

  • Rick Johnson

    With a week team Lin might as well just start stat padding. Don’t play down to the opponent.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin come on make your threes

  • aras

    not the way curry shoots

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Barnum looks really good

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I do sense a bit of an attitude

  • yellowshadow

    cmon lin! its only hinrich! my gosh!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    If his new shot form is going to take his game to the next level I sure hope it kicks in soon.

  • Alain Gervais

    When threes are haif of lin shots he always shoots poorly

  • zxcvb

    Can’t blame him. Blowout win already and he’s being treated like trash, set up to fail, punished for dominating.

  • zxcvb

    Lin really does not want to be on this team anymore.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin has had about 4 open shots

  • heart

    So far Lin had to take at least 3 bailout shots in the last seconds.

  • zxcvb

    It means he DGAF when he settles.

  • yellowshadow

    he needs to wake up! he’s a professional player, not a scrub!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    It might take until
    Next season

  • aras

    Lin looks so off its awful to watch

  • sws94

    His shots aren’t falling, they aren’t bad, just too hard.

  • NONONO

    Lin should continue shooting as long as he is open.

  • zxcvb

    Nah. If Charlotte thinks he’s sick of their crap, then they’ll have to trade him or please him.

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m sorry, that hair looks like a bad toupee

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/696858035537313792

  • zxcvb

    Nah, watch the games. He goes through hot/cold streaks like everyone else.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    If Lin would have went 4/6 he would have 10 pts

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Mostly hot streaks though

  • yellowshadow

    wake me up when lin is back in the game *yawn*

  • Alain Gervais

    his minutes would be the same.

  • aras

    yep Lin is going to have 7 points this game probably 3 assists if he is lucky. He looks like a shell of himself

  • Alain Gervais

    2 months left folks. Lin has to play like this. shoot a lot. Score as much as you can. Team won’t make playoffs anyways

  • travis

    lin playing fine, not hitting open shots only problem, he was running the point majority of the time good sign

  • zxcvb

    So does Lin as starting PG. Even this year, he’s 46/42/83 as starter (mostly SG too). Puts up 18p/5a/4r in those 11 games. Imagine what he’d do as PG full-time with 15+ FGA!!!

  • sws94

    He’s ok, not like last game. His shots didn’t fall. But I think he should get more first half minutes. Don’t need Kemba now and it would be good for Lin to get it in gear in the first half.

  • travis

    yea definetly

  • zxcvb

    Not really. Lin is 100% disengaged and unhappy. His body language is bad.

    Can’t blame him at all (no one could take this treatment), but he’s playing badly.

  • grover chang

    At work. Can’t watch. Lin shot not falling. How is the rest of his game. I expect him to be playing hard on both ends regardless of his fg percentage

  • aras

    bahah no

  • zxcvb

    Not playing hard…he looks listless and unhappy. Low energy, DGAF shot selection.

  • heart

    Not totally true. I think KW ran the point when he was in w/Lin, then NB also did it. Lin only did it one or two possessions where he got one assist and himself a bucket.

  • yellowshadow

    no hate just truth. he seems completely recovered from his injury and is playing good basketball.

  • Let’s take a breather, folks

    After 2 games of low min, it’s understandable JLin wanted to come out strong, especially on a Chinese New Year.
    He might be pressing a bit; just needs to let the game come to him to be in rhythm

    Good to see Batum trying to give him the ball to get him going. Let’s hope he hit his strides in the 2nd half.

  • aras

    nothing about hate. batum is not a star he gets free rein in charlotte but he is far from a star. he is a good player though

  • grover chang

    That’s more disappointing. Then all-star break can’t come soon enough. Sounds like Lin needs to recharge after realizing he is in another no Lin situation.

  • heart

    Can’t stand Hornets commentators keep puffing up NB, KW, MKG, especially Stephanie Ready…

  • Lefon Jang

    She’s either puffing up NB or Zeller

  • NONONO

    Lin will be fine on his shooting. I cannot imagine how would he recover so quickly from insane icing by Clifford after Cavs game.

  • yellowshadow

    stephanie is usually wet for jlin too tho

  • heart

    No. She’s always angle her comments in favor of the core players.

  • aras

    yeah blame it on that. Lins shot has been off the whole season he cant even score open basket its a joke smh

  • sws94

    They just praised Lin for the clutch shots made. When Lin plays well they say all sorts of compliments to him. They’re homers and they praise all the players.

  • cshot

    ty for this! seriously some lin fans just don’t understand how difficult it is to bounce back

  • yellowshadow

    agreed… thank you!

  • sws94

    Clifford should have let him stay in and try to get it going. I don’t see the need for Kemba so much. Especially since this isn’t even a close game.

  • webattorney

    That’s understandable.

  • NONONO

    Whole season? Lin saved Hornets from 6 years embarrassed by Lebron

  • yellowshadow

    heart is wrong bruh -_- go watch jlin highlights, every one of those highlights stephanie is salivating at lin’s skills….

  • yellowshadow

    nice shot kemba! team basketball!

  • aras

    nope sws why should he play he looks defeated disintrested and lackluster so why should he play? he did not even try to take on hinrich or brooks, give me a break.. this is the problem with Lin too nice for his own good in the Nba you got the talent but you dont use it? sit down

  • Rick Johnson

    Bulls look pretty bad without Butler. Not good to have a team so dependent on one player.

  • NONONO

    That is only game he got the chance to play pg without hornets ‘ superstar Kemba.

  • Missed Kemba ISO 3 followed by Gasol buzzer-beater 3 to close the 1st half.

    Pretty bad

  • aras

    yeah almost for the entirety of the season his shot has been off he cant score on open looks 1-6 this game so far. Yeah i gave him cred that game wonderful game. now he looks like a scrub thats the truth

  • Lefon Jang

    with a big lead he should not have jacked up a 3.

  • sws94

    If he looks disinterested then maybe he’s going to be traded because it’s Chinese New Years, he’s been a huge contributor to the team, maybe some more from the Chinese community are there to see him than usual, and I think he needs to play through the struggles to get going. I think he’s on the cusp and his shots didn’t fall. To get him right, sitting on the bench won’t do it.

  • NONONO

    Last time Hornets defeated Lebron was 6 year ago and Kemba was absent too. What a coincidence .

  • rookie75094

    You right…Jlin sucks…the hornets don’t need him….trade his bum azz already. I will support that move.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Kemba taking the game upon himself. Soon it will be a 2-point game.

  • yes, all players and especially JLin thrives on consistency

    It’s hard to play relaxed not knowing when your minutes might be up at any moment

  • not a good PG decision for sure

  • Alain Gervais

    heres to iso starters losing the lead

  • sws94

    I think overall Kemba made some nice dishes in this game. He had a good half except for one or two not so great plays.

  • heart

    I watched and I heard. Her comments are mostly in favor of the core players. Only when Lin is having a good game, then you’ll hear her give Lin some compliments. Otherwise, no. Only Eric or Dell might bring out something nice to say even when Lin is not doing well.

  • aras

    because he is not there look at him. Nba is as much mental as it is all the other things. He looks so passive you would think he is calderon its cringeworthy to watch. I hope he plays like this because he is getting traded. At this point if he wants to have a starting PG spot it wont be on any contending team and you know what im okay with that because he needs the stats too back him up this year to be a starter next year. Does this look like a starter too you? no an average bench player. but he is not average which makes this even more cringeworthy. i dont care if he scores 20 pts next half. If he wants to be a starter he has too go to a mediocre team or a middle team and start there. He wont get better playing bench minutes and thats the truth.

  • zxcvb

    Lin and Lamb want off this team so badly. Saddest millionaires on the planet, ha.

    Lin’s basically killing time and watching his health until his next team. Even if Kemba went down with an injury and Lin shined like he always does when given a chance, there’s 0% chance he would stay with CHA. Not after this treatment.

    With so many coaching vacancies, at least the MDA Reunion plan is gaining momentum.

  • aras

    you see what you want to see

  • yellowshadow

    kemba is not the problem, he’s 13 pts with 8 attempts with 3 assists…

  • NONONO

    Kemba got the free pass from Clifford , he does care how many shots he missed.

  • MEL LIN

    Wtf half time show was a joke lol

  • sws94

    I don’t think there is a minutes problem. I think Lin is out of sync and this happens for a few games a season. But in this game, he’s just missing shots. Lin needs to get to the line, that’s his game. He hasn’t been getting to the line in the last few games.

  • travis

    yea , minus those shots he played very solid

  • it’s mixed results. It’s like he’s battling this desire to just pop up and take over.
    It’s really killing the offensive flow since others barely touched the ball in some possessions

  • sws94

    He’s playing well. Everyone is playing well except Lin hasn’t shot well.

  • yellowshadow

    bruh i straight up cringed lol

  • travis

    he kinda iced out williams and mkg

  • sws94

    He overdribbles. But for Kemba, this is as floor aware a game as I’ve seen him play.

  • NONONO

    Small market. I think the biggest sponsor for Hornets is a local cleaning product company.

  • travis

    he was running the play

  • sws94

    I don’t think he looks as bad as last night. He’s out of sync and his shot isn’t falling. His energy isn’t the best I’ve seen it, but not the worse. He just needs to have a few shots fall or get to the line and he’ll be alright.

  • yellowshadow

    didnt cliff say something like he wanted to give the ball to frank more and he’s been working with ewing on his post moves or something or nuh?

  • travis

    i think cliff messed with his confidence a little after yelling at him for driving at whiteside

  • rookie75094

    I am see what you are saying about Jlin…sucks for the whole season..except for the cavs game…so I am agreeing with you…the hornets should trade Jlin azz to a mediocre team…ASAP! !!!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Bulls made a 14-9 run after Kemba replaced JLin at the 5:16 mark. Not really efficient.

  • yellowshadow

    its ight, they still got a sizable lead. they’ll win.

  • travis

    batum is a very good system player but usually disappears in crunch time

  • aras

    bahahah stop it man seriously i bet his stats will go way down remainder of the season. if he wanted to be a bench player he prob had plenty of teams available. he went to charlotte to play his game? a joke. I say whichever team guarantees him a starting pg contract take it get your stats because thats what matters in the nba Lin knows it. but no he takes these bullshit teams who are mediocre at best and plays reserve great. let him hit some shots. this is the worst game ive seen from him this season there you go

  • aras

    thats not what i said but ok whatever you say

  • yellowshadow

    wow… hornets arena is so empty…

  • rookie75094

    Why so defensive?…I am agreeing with you.

  • NONONO

    No matter lin scores or not, he always plays good defense and assists.

  • aras

    because you’re a troll now go back under the bridge go on now.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lead can evaporate in a blink of an eye.

  • rookie75094

    Wow…playground ball

  • yellowshadow

    LOL no one helping walker get back up

  • sws94

    My perspective is he came off a great game Wednesday playing with the starters and for some reason isn’t in sync in the last 3 playing off of the bench. There are still lots of games left. Also ASB is coming up and usually Lin comes back from that refreshed and goes on a good streak. He hasn’t been traded yet mid season but you never know. That I don’t know.

  • sws94

    That shouldn’t happen because Lin got in there and knocked down 2 big shots in clutch. I don’t know if Lin is that fragile.

  • yellowshadow

    not this one… their best player is PAU GASOL lol

  • yellowshadow

    is this basketball…

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin has 3996 career points. At this rate I don’t know how long it’s going to take for him to get those 4 points to get to 4000.

  • aras

    of course he isn’t in sync man why do you think that he had a great game against cavs and his minutes gets chopped in half the next game. hes gone enough of these teams its so tiring to watch stuff like this. let him go wherever they give him a damn PG job not this

  • It’s games like this that emphasize the importance of being a starting PG.
    When you have a lot of minutes, you can start slow and make up for it later.

    Being a backup/role player is worse for rhythm players like JLin.
    That’s why his starter stats is so good with 17.8pts/4.7asts in 35mpg (with actually better FG% than Kemba)

  • heart

    Thanks for making smile and sad at the same time…

  • aras

    he looks like a shell of himself these 3 games psalm just not there in the game it seems

  • sws94

    ARas, edit it please due to the rules of the board.

  • sport

    Lin can leave after this season but Lamb’s going to be stuck with low minutes for 3 years unless he forces a trade. Think Lamb was dumb for trusting Hornets but at least he’ll get paid.

  • aras

    i dont know about you sws but this is tiring. at least in houston when he was a backup it fitted his style of play during that time this is laughable.

  • yellowshadow

    minutes on court inconsistency aside, jlin spending too much time doing interviews and commercials for cny instead of working on his shots?

  • sws94

    Absolutely not. He works hard on his game. He’s just not shooting well tonight.

  • Alain Gervais

    Why am i watching this d league game

  • yellowshadow

    he been shooting like a nub since cav game tho (except that wizard’s game with clutch 3)

  • Lefon Jang

    Especially in a game with a big lead. It’s hard to find that rhythm when there’s no urgency to gain ground.

  • sws94

    Cody hits a 3. That’s funny.

  • His role changes is messing things up.

    Being the PG in the Cavs game, then everyone be the playmakers/PG in the Heat/Wizards game were bad.
    This game is better for him being the PG but not enough PnR to get him going.

  • rookie75094

    Because you are waiting for Jlin to come in…just like the rest of us. ..lol

  • Alain Gervais

    ohh yeah…..Almost forgot

  • Alain Gervais

    Ill watch the few minutes Lin is on. Then ill check out

  • JLin took a bow after Cody made 3 lol

  • rookie75094

    Jlin took a bow from the bench…lol

  • NONONO

    Yes. I do not think Lin would take a backup job next season.

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m not really here to watch the hornets. I’m here to watch Lin!

  • I saw that too ..
    Hope he relaxes and just ballin’ when he checks in

  • rookie75094

    I expect stat padding time for Jlin… get it done Clifford.

  • yellowshadow

    if it werent for his time off due to injury, batum would be #1 in the league for minutes played >_>;;

  • sws94

    Lin looks fine, he’s cheering on the team on the bench.

  • aras

    think he’ll get traded? i honestly hope he does cant stand stuff like this anymore i was with clifford and all but was skeptical because people were injured. i knew Lin was there to be backup. BUT he would be allowed to play his game. what is this he is playing let lamb take it, ok now batum takes the ball whos the pointguard ?

  • heart

    The lead is more than 22, yet Cliff still has not take out KW, NB, MKG. He wants the core to pad stats. SMH!

  • JLin is getting ready to check in

  • CJSHYY

    That’s their stars for next season.

  • rookie75094

    Finally

  • sws94

    I agree but it’s a little too early for that. Next quarter for sure.

  • yellowshadow

    man zeller is straight up GARBAGE.

  • sws94

    There goes a Lin assist.

  • NONONO

    Clifford is really in some mission to phase out Lin at risk of Kemba injury

  • rookie75094

    I have a feeling Jlin gonna sit for the 3rd stringers soon

  • yellowshadow

    DNP coming soon to a theater near you…

  • sws94

    Never wish injury on a player.

  • It’s the Feb 18 trade deadline push

    Kemba with 21/5 in 27 min.
    If he gets 35/10 in 40min there might be some takers

  • rookie75094

    You should notify psalm to ban me then….hehe

  • sws94

    I don’t know. But as far as this game goes, get Lin touches when he’s in. That’s the problem with the Kemba/Batum/Lin lineup. No balance with working Lin in. When he starts he gets more time and touches.

  • heart

    NOTE: KW is in w/ Lin and KW is the POINT.
    Edit: I know that too, but just wanted to state for those who said Lin played point majority of the time during a stretch in one of the posts below.

  • Dorothy

    Is that news?

  • yellowshadow

    lin’s shooting is not helping either…

  • Rick Johnson

    Always been that way. Lin doesn’t play PG with Roberts in either. And then Batum plays PG a lot too.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s news to some of the stubborn clifford fans here

  • sws94

    How did Lin make that pass? nice.

  • cshot

    lol of course kemba would take the last shot. even in a blow out

  • heart

    KW took the entire .24 sec to get some more points. How selfish!

  • rookie75094

    The plan is play the starters …if they get a big lead…then play the back up for a few minutes …then the 3rd stringers play the rest of the game…if the game is close….play the starters a much as possible then put Jlin in at crunch time …maybe last 2 mins…to win the game. ..if Jlin miss the big shots for being cold…then he can be the goat…..There I just laid out Clifford plan

  • Lefon Jang

    Selfish !

  • sport

    Took the last 24 second violation! Wasted selfish possession! Just take the iso shot! Kemba’s smiling but no reaction from bench!

  • Hope

    Linn is on trading block. Maybe Chicago huh?

  • Think about this.

    Clifford recently acknowledged Kemba played too many min and had his knee drained.
    But he played 36, 35 min in the last games.
    Now 29min in a blowout with 1 quarter to go

    Ask yourself why.

    It’s a high possibility of show-casing with 2 games before Feb 18 trade deadline since it doesn’t make sense to risk Kemba’s health in a blowout. But unfortunately, the price would be too high.

  • aras

    if The third stringers come in then LIN ends the game with a magnificent 2pts/3rb/2ast WOOO

  • yellowshadow

    tomorrow’s headline: sir kemba walker leads the lowly hornets over bulls with 26 pts

  • MEL LIN

    I hope they trade him please

  • NONONO

    If it is MJ’s idea to keep Lin’s value low, it would be a big mistake.

  • Lin is not feeling it yet.
    He needs to get closer shot

  • sport

    Nope just Hornets and MJ not valuing Lin as their star PG! Their lost!

  • Alain Gervais

    He does this when he is not in the game. a lot of threes

  • yellowshadow

    ugh. we’re actually losing the lead without kemba on the floor

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Only make sense to Cliff to play Batum & Kemba lots of minutes in a blowout game.

  • Yascar

    I’d love to have your optimism Psalm, but it could also be that Clifford just can’t reign him in.

  • aras

    bahahah this team is so bad

  • rookie75094

    Perfect excuse for Clifford to put kw back in

  • DX

    1-7, Lin is not good.

  • BobbyH

    Could it be that Hornets is show-casing KW, let him doing all he wants, luring teams for interest? Just saying because it so weird that a team-ball style turned downhill so fast since the game vs. Cavs.

  • yellowshadow

    lin can only blame himself… he’s playing against brooks and hinrich and he wont penetrate? what the h***???

  • yellowshadow

    in that case hornet has been showcasing kemba for last 5 years

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Everyone is playing isos.

  • aras

    Why do people think hornets are showcasing kemba for a trade? i dont get it why would he get traded?

  • Clifford can actually control Kemba with minutes allocation.
    As a coach, he can decide to give more rest before playing a lot in the 4th quarter.

    But this is a blowout which begs the question why Clifford would risk wearing out Kemba so soon after the knee is drained

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is not reacting well to his role change. Thank goodness the allstar break is close

  • cshot

    theres no way kembas being traded lol

  • Alain Gervais

    nope

  • aras

    no kidding

  • sws94

    There we go. Lin has to push like that sometimes and draw fouls.

  • Alain Gervais

    More then haif of Lins shots are threes. You can tell he is just not involved in the game

  • sws94

    I don’t think so either.

  • LinMad

    When Lin is at the point, everyone is just watching. It’s like they’re purposely icing him on everything.

  • NONONO

    I do not understand , who is pg? If Lin is, he should always behind ask for the ball instead of running to the corner.

  • sws94

    What role change?

  • Whitman Lam

    Yeah, especially if it’s the much smaller Aaron Brooks on him.

  • james brown

    that’s a possibility, because i can’t think of any reason why coach cliff still play KW that much , unless?

  • If Blake Griffin is available, MJ would make the call himself lol

    But yeah, not for good asset

  • cshot

    lin needs an athletic big that rolls. sigh these bigs are useless

  • LinMad

    That last play when Lin got the foul, Hawes, Lamb, Batum were all just walking slowly and watching Lin.

  • rookie75094

    Totally agreed….Jlin is the one getting traded .

  • Lefon Jang

    Bigs are the problem!

  • BobbyH

    Never say no. We are not insider with enough information.

  • Alain Gervais

    He was basically the second team option getting plays called for him. Playing a ton of minutes. Thats no more

  • james brown

    sometimes its hard to see what’s already in front of !

  • LinMad

    There was another play in the 2nd quarter where Batum and Frank where just holding hands when Lin had the ball. I’m going to post the screenshot later.

  • Whitman Lam

    Thanks for waiving off Lin’s layup Hawes.

  • rookie75094

    Hawkes cost Jlin 2 pts

  • Lefon Jang

    Hawes is hopeless

  • No hong-bao for Hawes for offensive foul
    Robbing Lin of 2pts plus potential And-1

  • james brown

    will bulls accepts a 16minuite 1of 7 SG/pg-sometimes as they play now?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lins done

  • aras

    he wasdone 2 game ago

  • LinMad

    Just sit Lin, he’s being tread on by his own teammates

  • Lefon Jang

    They don’t need Hawes and the tank on the floor at the same time! Messed up Lin

  • sport

    Starters back in to stat pad, Lin out!

  • rookie75094

    Yup Jlin out….just like clock work

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • LinMad

    this unit is horrible to work with, they all just stand still and ask for the ball.

  • james brown

    yes ..some here is a CLIFF’s can’t do anything wrong!

  • aras

    AAAAAND lin out and done for the game.He ends the game with still 2pts/3rb/2ast aaaand 1to

  • sport

    It’s the coach’s problem, if they don’t tell bigs to set screens they won’t do it!

  • sws94

    We don’t know that he is done for the game.

  • aras

    he should be,id rather he not come in

  • Alain Gervais

    likely

  • sws94

    Lin needs to get a chance to play with MKG.

  • your son’s voltaire

    the coach is awful. i see no difference between him and mchale

  • sws94

    He may not be though.

  • NONONO

    Lin would back in when scores got close again like previous two games.

  • heart

    Can’t wait for Lin to get off this team. He’s nobody backup!

  • sws94

    He would have had a nice drive for a goal if Hawes didn’t have the offensive foul.

  • Alain Gervais

    Ok folk I’m done

  • NONONO

    Clifford would not let happen unless Kemba is out.

  • aras

    well thats nice he would have had 4 pts. good stuff starting material right there

  • james brown

    PT!

  • NONONO

    I mean absent.

  • rookie75094

    Totally agreed…I rather see Jlin get traded to the bulls right after the game….he can leave with the bulls back to chicago…brooks can stay in Charlotte

  • sport

    Low minutes and benched for most of the game how can he even play well? Look at Lamb, amazing 3 pointer who can average 20+ points yet look at his stats this season? Not even good players can get in rhythm with these crappy benching and rotations!

  • Alain Gervais

    Its official Lin will not come back next year. He Plays like this when he feels he is being treated wrongly. Even early in the season he played a lot better and tougher with this type of minutes

  • adele

    Clifford managed to win with Kemba. Fine. I’m so sick of this organization.

  • NONONO

    Wrong, if he had ego, he would leave this team in no time.

  • Rick Johnson

    It’s a contract season. He’s only hurting himself playing passive.

  • LinMad

    It’s not that Lin sucked this game, it’s the unit he’s in. I think Cliff set him up to fail with this unit. Hawes, Frank, Batum and Lamb are all players who catch and shoot most the time and don’t know where to be on the floor. They don’t know how to create space for other players. Lastly, they all ask for the ball a lot and want to be the PG. Who is the PG?

  • MoominFloren

    i thought they will play Lin more during CNY, even Lin was hated by his own teams….I really wish Lin will be traded to 76ers

  • KL

    I am sorely disappointed but I guess there is more than meets the eye. Maybe the Charlotte FO has refused to give Lin an extension, forcing Lin to move to another team or taking up his 2nd year ridiculous insulting bargain option.

  • heart

    Lamb is going to be used and abused too.

  • travis

    its a unite where everyone is empowered to try to take over

  • Alain Gervais

    I hope Al started so Lin can atleast have Zeller but I’m sure Cliff will screw him and bench AL

  • guest

    Starters are shooting ok, Lin wasn’t;18min for 2m contract; back up and the win I’m ok with if they can make it to playoffs. They will need Lin no matter what. Not going to complain against an injury ridden Bulls team. On to the next game.

  • LinMad

    take over the PG role? They all look lost imo.

  • sport

    Not going to be traded to 76er. If MDA and Colangelo wants Lin they can sign him after this season. Not to mention 76er are still tanking this year.

  • aras

    i actually expected lin to have a good game tonight. will lower my expectation from now on

  • travis

    playmake/shoot with green light

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is very emotional type of player. If he feels someway it will show in his play

  • LinMad

    if he had ego, he wouldn’t play defense or try to create easy buckets for others before himself.

  • sport

    Bulls’ star players and starters are mostly out, it’d be hard to lose!

  • NONONO

    He was lied by Clifforf to join this team. He is too nice to stay one more day.

  • LinMad

    I really don’t care. Cliff needs to figure out the second unit cause he’s allowing too many people play PG and no one is trying to move off the ball. They are watching Lin and asking for the ball when he has the ball instead of moving off the ball and create opportunities.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I wish Bulls will start shooting 3s

  • Rick Johnson

    One more game against the Pacers then All Star break then trade deadline. Maybe next game will be Lin’s last as a Hornet.

  • DX

    Hope so.

  • adele

    I wish he will be traded. This is too much abuse from his own team!

  • LinMad

    it is possible that Lin will be traded. They know he may be leaving next season so they are looking to trade him for something in return.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Positive thinking. Happy CNY

  • Yascar

    Yes we all know that after all these years. But he’s been in 5 different teams now and it’s all the same situation. I think it’s fair to say it might never change. I hope he gets it going again. He’s a strong guy and he works so hard – he can do this.

  • heart

    We can always tell that Cliff would allow their core starters to pad stats when playing weak/hurting team. Whatever Cliff or Hornets told Lin so that he would sign w/them has not come into fruition. This is another hard-knock life lesson that Lin has collected in his NBA career. No more DISCOUNT for any team.

  • MEL LIN

    Don’t know what is going on with this team…but I am hoping that they will trade Lin and lin can come back and destroy this ungrateful team.

  • spiderman

    May not be a bad thing.
    It seems Hornets have decided that they can win without Lin.
    Let it be. They will be back to their losing ways soon enough

  • zxcvb

    Against the Bulls’ Z-League team. Sixers would have beaten these guys by 20.

  • NONONO

    I think it could be the other way around – lin does not want to sign with hornets no matter what price because he dose not want to be a backup for Kemba next season .

  • Now think about this

    Now with 106-85 lead and 2 min left, why are Kemba and Batum (35min and 42min) still on the floor?

  • MEL LIN

    stupid coach

  • travis

    so salty i bought league pass after the cavs game lmao

  • aras

    psalm kemba wont get traded. at least give a reason why? he is the franchise PG why would they trade him?

  • LinMad

    They needed Lin last game to win and the game before where they lost. This game, it’s not even a good sample cause Chicago Bulls have so many injuries. Their best players are out.

  • zxcvb

    STATS to make everyone forget Lin did what Kemba couldn’t in 20 tries: beat Lebron.

    Beating this injured Bulls Z-League team will be trumpeted as the win of the year, LOL.

  • zxcvb

    Lin and Lamb are mentally checked out. Can’t blame them. We already know what Lin can do as starter, a real PG.

    Charlotte has fallen in love with the same Kemba Ball that has led them to losing records every year. Even now, his %s have dipped with every month. Lin’s as starter are elite, even playing SG.

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff punishing bench, doesn’t think they were playing with enough effort.

  • Acbc

    Hope we don’t have to put up with a mischievous monkey for a whole year.

  • MEL LIN

    haha….that is funny. I still have league pass

  • heart

    Stat padding as much as possible before facing competitive teams. But when face top teams, Cliff wants Lin to do the dirty work so they can take credit for it.

  • your son’s voltaire

    stat padding of course. what is funny is when Lin plays well and they lead by a lot, he gets yanked and the usual posters would say clifford is saving Lin. lol

  • NONONO

    Exactly, if lin, MKG and lamb in the same lineups, It would be a different story.

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps Lin and Lamb being traded. That’s why Harrison was brought up. Lin and Lamb play like they’ve checked out of the team.

  • adele

    Very Cliffordly. Nice!

  • LinMad

    Kemba ball only works against a team like Chicago Bulls where their superstars are all injured.

  • Alain Gervais

    it may not unfortunately.

  • DX

    Nothing impossible. Kemba won’t bring Hornets in playoff.

  • LinMad

    There is friction between the players on the bench cause coach made it like that. They all want to play PG. And Cliff even plays Batum like he’s the pillar of the team and can lead both units when he’s doing more damage than helping the 2nd unit. I think Lin is mentally checking out. His role has been diminished ever since the Cavs game.

  • sws94

    Harrison was brought up because there are no more D league games until the 19th and he’s used in practice.

  • zxcvb

    Lin humilated Kemba and Clifford with that dominating win — they put a stop to that the very next game! 16m as backup SG/SF. They were terrified. Lin (and Lamb) will probably mope at least through the All-Star break. Who can blame them? Especially Lin, who’s proven himself superior to Kemba when allowed to start or at least play PG.

  • all players except LeBron can get traded for the right value.

    I’m just saying that it’s very possible the Hornets tries to showcase him but I believe no teams would trade for him for equal values.

    This high minute allocation in a blowout simply doesn’t make sense.
    Teams always rest stars in a blowout in fear of risking injury

  • aras

    it seems way to far fetched for kemba to get traded during a career year. more likely Lin would get traded than that imo

  • travis

    i wouldt even be mad if lin got traded from hornets, and i bought a team pass just for the hornets lol

  • YearoftheMonkey

    lets not jump to conclusions.. lets wait until after the All Stat break to see whats really up

  • Acbc

    If this was a Broadway play, then I can wish them to break a leg. Clifford is probably trying unwittingly anyways.

  • aras

    guess we will see what happens. would be chocked if he did get traded honsetly

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Maybe Lin will be rejuvenated after the All star break just like last year.. I think we can all say he needs a break

  • your son’s voltaire

    clifford is trying to break a leg

  • travis

    we should start debating more on a possible trade destination for jeremy instead of cliff/kemba till the deadline

  • NONONO

    I really believe Clifford is in the mission to devalue Lin for some reason.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    where do you see the friction?

  • aras

    told you he was done 😛

  • Acbc

    Say no more….shhh.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    theres only 2 options.. wherever D’antoni goes or back to New York

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. That’s why Clifford wants Kemba and Nic to statpad. Get all the stats they can now! They’ll be crushed as usual by healthy, good teams. Kemba couldn’t beat Lebron in 20+ tries! Lin did it his first chance as a Hornet.

  • Alain Gervais

    Theres 2 more months left.

  • DX

    Lin’s value is still low. Be honest, if other teams want Lin, they would like to wait until this season over.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    You guys still think Lin and D’antoni talk on the regular?

  • Promo Sports World

    no

  • I will also be shocked but not because Hornets wanted to trade him.
    I don’t believe many teams will have a need for an undersized (but great scorer) SG for $12M/year

  • zxcvb

    He said so himself.

  • LinMad

    Players don’t move when Lin has the ball. This is why Lin looks lost most the time when he’s trying to facilitate. They are just watching Lin dribble or asking for the ball and not trying to create an opportunity where the PG can give an easy bucket to someone.

  • your son’s voltaire

    all im gonna say in 3 weeks from now is.. i told ya so lol

  • YearoftheMonkey

    he is 6 7 and has a long reach.. he’s not undersized and he’s only getting paid $7M/year

  • Yascar

    I don’t know if subservient is the word I would use for him but I get your point. He did step it up after ASG last year and that was after the worst situation ever with B Scott. I think he’ll be fine but as a fan, seeing him like this is so frustrating. I know he’s affected by whatever bs is going on right now but I also know he’s better than this.

  • Dorothy

    when was that?

  • travis

    what do you mean, the trade deadline is on the 18th

  • Promo Sports World

    knew MKG would have an impact but not with minute reduction to this degree

  • zxcvb

    ESPN article in the preseason.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Clifford should had let the bench play a bit more in the fourth quarter…Why not use this game to give them more minutes instead of adding more minute load on the starters?

    The bench kept the big lead intact, so you’d think this game would had been used to rest the starters and let Lamb/Lin get some time on the court.

    44 minutes for Batum…36 minutes for Kemba…Clifford sure love to give these guys heavy minutes.

  • travis

    im talking about a midseason trade not free agency

  • Alain Gervais

    season

  • I was referring to Kemba

  • zxcvb

    Eh. I don’t mind really. Lin and Lamb are clearly checked out and p*ssed off.

    Kemba and Nic demand statpadding and they own Clifford and the Hornets.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    oh youre talking about Kemba never mind

  • NONONO

    Lin does not need to be rejuvenated . He just needs to play pg.

  • Promo Sports World

    said it last game

    playing anyone 40 plus minutes doesnt work anymore

  • adele

    He is human and he gets hurt too because he got a heart. Unlike some so called fans, who just doesn’t care for him and keep on criticizing him. Just like he is already down and frustrated and people are still whipping him like a beaten dog. Common people. Where’s your compassion?

  • Guest

    It’s a game on the 1st day of CNY yet at half time Batum was featured and no mention of JLin.
    JLin is done in Charlottee.

  • Maybe cold-casing but not intentional, just to give more min to Kemba

    Lin’s rhythm was just thrown off

  • YearoftheMonkey

    he’s not going anywhere midseason.. Hornets will not trade him hes too cheap and his value far exceeds his contract…. name another 2M contract thats putting up Lin numbers

  • Guest

    Lin’s 3pt shooting form looks slow to me. maybe just me saw it that way.

  • zxcvb

    So? The point in the article is that they still talk and want to reunite. Interestingly, Lin also still talks with Jared Jeffries.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    yes, but as we can see from these past 3 games.. he does not look like himself and looks mentally out of it

  • travis

    one thing ive learned about lin over the years is to never doubt him, whenever hes given the chance to lead the team he delivers. you can only imagine how a player like chris paul would do as a 8th man backup point guard playing limited minutes

  • NONONO

    Is this the way Clifford to prove Hornets can win without Lin? To beat a team missing 4 key players?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Batum played 43:31m in such a game like this. Cliff is really something.

  • ty

    makes some sense. if little interest in Lin next season, it’s Lin on the cheap for the team

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Link please.

  • Whitman Lam

    Batum trying to get that elusive triple double. LOL.

  • grover chang

    Repeat your sentiment that Lin is wrong if you could tell me you never underperformed when disappointed and sad. Lin is human. A tougher human then me which is why he has not quit when
    1) never given a scholarship
    2) never drafted
    3) cut twice
    4) never offered a contract by Knicks after linsanity
    5) benched for Beverly
    6) jersey gate
    7) thrown away by rockets to Lakers
    8) punished various ways with the Lakers
    9) no contract given by Lakers to their best performing player
    10) broken promises to play pg in Charlotte

    Yeah. Whatever. If Lin feels like taking a mental break tonight. I don’t blame him. He has MANNED up plenty in his unjust career.

  • DX

    It seems the only explanation.

  • heart

    That’s what a good Coach should do. You already know that’s how Cliff works, allowing his his core players to stat pads in a blow out or injured team w/ 20+ points lead, before facing top teams.

  • your son’s voltaire

    with MKG back in the lineup and taking up a lot of minutes. Lin’s and
    most of the 2nd unit’s minutes gets reduced dramatically. that means
    they start playing selfishly (like D-Leaguers) trying to earn the
    minutes. this is not the kind of basketball Lin thrives on. he’s not
    selfish like the other players but as a PG he needs to have the ball in
    his hands in order to make plays. it’s gonna be really tough from here
    on

  • Yascar

    There was a later article at the beginning of this year I think when he mentioned they had a meal together.

  • zxcvb

    No focus. He’s completely checked out after his mistreatment. I haven’t seen Lin this DGAF since early season with the BS Lakers.

  • guest

    Clifford is getting starters to gel because it’s only been a few games since MKG has been back. So far it’s working. Lin did make crucial plays but as Clifford and Hornets see it, is the starters are winning it for them. So he’ll keep using this group and rotation unless the team starts getting blown out. Feels a lot like Rockets strategy. Only use Lin when needed. They see that as great coaching, not biased favoritism.

  • travis

    yea, thats true.. you can only hope

  • zxcvb

    Backup PG? I wish! Lin is backup SG/SF right now.

  • aras

    please explain what did you see exactly?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, JLin did mention about his regular contact with MDA. Not sure about now that MDA is with Sixers. Knowing JLin, he won’t drop this off because of circumstances change.

  • travis

    lol exactly! chris paul would look lost

  • sws94

    That’s a mistake. Lamb and Lin should have played more.

  • aras

    true but i hope someone snatches him

  • zxcvb

    They won’t make the playoffs. Don’t let a game against the injured, D-League Bulls fool you.

  • guest

    I agree.

  • Rick Johnson

    Of course Lakers blow a 4 point lead with 1:12 minutes left in the game.

  • NONONO

    Really?

  • Promo Sports World

    pretty much…..i really didnt see him losing 5-6 minutes

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    exactly…During the Cavs game when he started, Lin only came back very late in the 4th quarter.

    Compare that to this game which was a blow-out where Kemba came back at around the 6th-5th minute mark…The Cleveland game was much closer but Clifford kept Lin on the bench and only brought him back at the 3rd minute mark.

  • travis

    i wonder how much byron scott has to do with that lol

  • Just expect Lin’s stats and min to be low for 1 more game before ASB.
    Lin didn’t shoot well in this game (1-7) like he did in the Wizards game (3-5).
    He tried hard but just didn’t find the rhythm.

    It’s not coincidence that some players got a lot more min & some got lower min in the past 3 games.
    Let’s see what happens after Feb 18 trade deadline passes.

    Honestly, I don’t expect any big trades only because the Hornets ask for too much but I am 80% confident there’s a lot of #Showcasing going on now

  • Guest

    Lin’s doing the right thing.
    Let the Hornets live or die with the Kemba ball.

  • zxcvb

    Uhh, what? Lin is 100% checked out and p*ssed off.

    There’s nothing wrong with his game. Just his situation. His stats as a CHA starter prove it.

  • adele

    They won’t be traded. My take is, Lin told them he is not going to sign next season and will exercise his player option. They are now giving him a cold shoulder treatment. Even his teammates. They personally think Lin doesn’t want to play with them.

  • Rick Johnson

    Let Kobe shoot in the last minute 3 times and got 0/3. Kobe is the secret tank.

  • ty

    why does watching Lin do the dirty work, with no credit, remind me always of “Harold and Kumar” with the Asian guy doing the overtime work, while the “privileged” white colleague gets to party.

  • LinMad

    It’s only worked on a team like Bulls where their superstars are all injured. It hasn’t worked at all in other games. The only reason we won last game was because Lin made 2 clutch shots at the end of the game. With Lin’s role diminished, the starters will need a lot more than just gelling with each other.

  • Alain Gervais

    A trade would be a shot in the dark

  • zxcvb

    Hornets don’t have what it takes. Pistons have more talent and coaching. Healthy Bulls, even with broken Rose, were much better than the Kemba-led Hornets team that was on a huge slide.

    Take away Lin’s Cavs domination and his clutch game-saving shots against the Wiz and Hornets aren’t in the playoff picture.

  • NONONO

    I am sure Lin never saw this coming when he signed the contract. Clifford is very good /bad salesman.

  • Dorothy

    yep, I remember that. I assume they should keep the conversation through the season.

  • zxcvb

    Just watch his health and make them trade him (or let him play PG). It’s clear he’s p*ssed off now.

    Even earlier in the season, he seemed more angry at himself. Now? He looks like he doesn’t want to be there. You can bet the team monitors his Twitter feed too.

  • Job713

    Which verse will Lin quote tonight ?

  • heart

    3 out of 7 of the attempts were from bailed out shots in last seconds. And they passed to Lin at the 3pt line 4 times.

  • travis

    the one thing from lin tonight that i wanted to see was taking it to the basket more and drawing fouls

  • sws94

    Lin was playing fine up to the last 3 games. He had more really good ones than bad ones. He played well with MKG also in the Cavs game. I think Cliff is making a mistake not having Lin play with MKG.

  • LinMad

    2nd unit was horrible. It’s a coaching problem. I did not see anyone real PG on the 2nd unit. Only 3-4 guys who were all trying to be PG.

  • travis

    probably subbed out a hot lin, i mean dangelo russell for a random 3rd stringer

  • spiderman

    what’s Job 7:13?

  • zxcvb

    No need to risk his body. If he was 3-5 with 10pts…he’d be yanked anyway.

    He should attack when Kemba is out and he can play big minutes as PG. The worst thing right now would be to hurt his knee/ankle again.

  • Rick Johnson

    Cliff throws the bench under the bus again. They did seem to lack energy though. Maybe they should sit Lamb and put Daniels in.

    https://twitter.com/JTyree704/status/696883393305251840

  • grover chang

    Lin was not into this game but he is still the man! Get a deserved rest during the break, recharge, and stay ready for the rest of the season.

    I will not be surprised if this team needs him again. I have no confidence the starters are playoff quality team on their own.

  • LinMad

    7 shots as SG isn’t really a big sample size. And playing PG 1/3 of the time is not either. Tbh, if Lin was given a chance, we’d all know he’s PG and not SG every game.

  • David Kim

    Didn’t Clifford say that Lin will have enough playing time before season starts. That was even before mkg gets injured.

  • He actually drove hard & got a layup (+possibly And-1) but got waived off due to Hawes offensive foul.

    I also wish he had closer shots before shooting 3s.

  • zxcvb

    Oh hush. I didn’t wish harm. I said that if/when Kemba is out, then he should seize the opportunity. Until then, he shouldn’t force the issue.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Cliff plays JLin in all positions except Center and pg. Out of 52 games, JLin may only allow to play pg 5% or less. Even in second unit today, everyone was pg except JLin.

  • travis

    no need to risk his body? thats his game, and will also help him get a good contract next season

  • heart

    Nope. He couldn’t get into rhythm. Didn’t play point. Got at least 3 bailed out shots in last seconds. And 4 passes were from 3pt line. I don’t blame Lin one bit for the way Cliff has been jerking him around. Cliff allowed starters stat pad when he could have used the 20+lead to let the bench get some PT, but he did not do so.

  • Dorothy

    That is why I said he lied to Lin.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Hornets definitely need Lin and their bench if they plan on making the playoffs.. no doubt

  • rookie75094

    So they intentionally make Jlin look bad as a revenge….hmmm

  • grover chang

    True they have no energy. Why? When teams play with no effort the first to go is the coach.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well when did a NBA coach preach what he said?????

  • zxcvb

    He’s not going to get a good contract either way — the better he does, the more his stats will be kept down (just look at the Cavs game!).

    His only hope is to reunite with MDA for cheap. Fortunately, there’s a good chance of that. Far from “probably,” but a real possibility with all the coaching vacancies.

  • travis

    yea after the first few minutes i wanted him to get in the lane more maybe a few step back midrange to get going. sucks to see him getting no pnr opportunities tho

  • james brown

    common denominator was his time just like before..he got 30 minutes before this 3 last game and what was his stats?..well he may be thinking something but he is a warrior and a fighter and i know he fights what’s in front of him with grit and determination( was his story not enough for us to see how he fights his battle?).

  • adele

    They might be trading him as additional bonus for a star.

  • heart

    His actions have not matched his words since the beginning of the season. Full fledged reversal from preseason. Beginning to sound like McHale and BS too.

  • aras

    1. God awful on offense did not even look to take on hinrich or brooks.

    2. saw him most on the corner unless hawes got stuck with the ball on the elbow.

    3. his worst game was this game by far he did absolutely nothing, no fire no intensity no nothing. got the ball chucked some threes and sat down

  • james brown

    but a player needs all the help possible to have a good game, less of this factor will result in less than favorable results.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You read too much into zxcvb statement.

  • zxcvb

    “When Lin is hurt, Brian Roberts will play more.” Is that wishing Lin harm? It’s stating a fact. When Lin misses games due to injury, Roberts plays more. When Kemba misses a game, Lin has free rein to attack more.

  • grover chang

    Look. No lin fan is going to say Lin sucks. Give it a break. Your point is made. No Lin fan is going to agree with it.

  • Promo Sports World

    knicks need a pg lol come on phil make us happy

  • aras

    wonder what Paul will say about this game lol. 3 min vid or something

  • LinMad

    Can anyone answer this question honestly? Who was point guard for the 2nd unit?

    If you can’t answer this, that’s the problem that the Hornets need to address if they want the 2nd unit to get any better. I think Cliff is hesitate to allow Lin to be PG. We’ve seen it all season with Batum and BROB playing PG over Lin. Now we are starting to see Lamb and even Hawes trying to dribble the ball and make plays. Lin’s role has been diminished while Batum’s role has extended into the 2nd unit. Batum looks like he’s getting all the opportunity to play in both units now. And this is from a coach who is trying to prove Batum should stay next season for max contract.

  • travis

    kinda fishy , how even bs praised lin until the season started

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe because he doesn’t hold some players accountable but expects it of all the other players? Same thing killed Rockets chemistry and McHale finally canned.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba and Batum.

  • spiderman

    Mis-characterizing another’s comment is also not very Linlike.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Maybe Coach Cliff and Front Office knows Lin is going to leave after this season.. thats why he’s diminishing his minutes.. theres a lot of politics in the NBA

  • zxcvb

    LOL. They DGAF because of the way you undercut them.

  • your son’s voltaire

    no one is the PG on the second unit. they’re all for themselves. all iso

  • LinMad

    True, I don’t think they are trying to showcase Kemba for a trade. They are trying to showcase Batum so FO can decide his value and whether they want to keep him next season for max contract. Lin is just in the middle of all of this and his role has been diminished.

  • grover chang

    I hate how walker and batum have to babysit the second unit. Like BF1 is not allowed to flourish without one of those chaperones.

  • Job713

    “When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints”
    But I will let you in a little secret. I created after the second game when Harden joined the rockets. Lin (7) and Harden (13) worked so well together that game and got the job done, which I thought was going to be something special…

  • Dorothy

    ok, but why not play Roberts and Daniels during garbage time?

  • sws94

    He’s 6th man. Maybe not for the last 3 games but most games in the season. Lin is 6th man. He’s even being considered for it on some websites.

  • grover chang

    Yes. Agreed!

  • zxcvb

    I might have thought so before, but after Lin’s Bible tweet and obvious low energy after his post-Cavs demotion, I think they just want to suck up to Kemba and Batum.

    Hey, if they trade Kemba, then I’ll apologize 100% to Clifford/Cho/MJ!

  • LinMad

    true, we all know Lin can lead the bench. But now it’s just Batum and other players on the bench trying to prove their worth on the team. I don’t really blame Lamb or Hawes or Frank trying to ISO, they really want to play for the contract. Lamb already has a contract but he wants to prove he’s worth that much or else they will try to trade him.

  • aras

    Seriously people who say Lin needs to reunite with MDA NO! thats not what he needs all he needs is to be a starting PG ANYWHERE. his game has matured enough that he does not need that system to thrive. Like i said LIN as a starting PG can be an 17/7 PG

  • heart

    Of course, why should Lin stay w/this kind of treatment? They have not kept their end of the bargain to Lin. He signed w/them to get PT and play his brand of BB. Cliff confirmed it in preseason interviews, but he has not kept his promise to Lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe they know Lin is gone next season and will trade him to get something for him before he walks. They are trying everything they can to see if they can live without him. Have Batum play with bench, have Walker play with bench. Minimize Lin as much as possible.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he needs a coach that would let him start. we already know he can start

  • LinMad

    they want MDA cause if Lin starts on any team, what keeps them from benching Lin after one inconsistent game? MDA will actually let Lin play and thrive no matter what.

  • zxcvb

    No, it’s not that he “needs” MDA. It’s that he needs a coach who treats him fairly. Only MDA has ever allowed that.

  • Dorothy

    Yes, I will buy 10 tickets to show my apology.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i’d say MDA needs Lin more than Lin needs MDA. haha

  • aras

    plenty of team in need of a PG does not need to be a contender he needs to get his stats. thats how the nba works.

  • PPP

    1. Lin will be a free agent. If you trade kemba and lin walks to MDA team, they are screwed. There is no such thing verbal commitment in the NBA, see DJ.

    2. You dont need to show case a player for trade by playing him 35+mins every game who has proved that hes a borderline all star (at least this year) and has been in the league for 5 years. Hes not coming out from major injuries either that needs to prove hes healthy.

    3. Clifford can not afford to let a winning game slip away in the tight Eastern Conference race so he has to play the starters to ensure a win. Its not like they are safe for a playoff spot.

    Thus, im not buying they are gonna trade Kemba. Trading Lin may be more realstic (since he prolly will walk) if other team who is fighting for a playoff spot needs a pg, starting or backup, that can give the hornets some kind of assets, say 2 2nd round picks (Ish Smith?) or a lottery protected first round pick.

  • Promo Sports World

    politics is around showing batum and kemba love….jeremy is not really a major thought at the moment

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Detroit Pistons are about to lose to the Raptors! that means the Hornets are now only half a game back from the 8th seed!

    This next game vs the Pacers is very important.. if they win that means they will be tied for 8th! big game coming up next

  • your son’s voltaire

    you’re looking at another disaster like what’s happening right now

  • zxcvb

    That’s probably why he wants to reunite with him. Lin has star talent without a star ego. Like a certain other PG MDA coached…

  • Dorothy

    Well, if they want to trade Lin, they should showcase Lin, no?

  • james brown

    ME TOO!!!!!
    LOL!

  • LinMad

    i don’t think it matters if Hornets hold the 8th position temporarily. They need to figure out something fast about the 2nd unit or else they will go downhill again.

  • aras

    ok seriously what did people think when he went to charlotte seriously he needs to go to a team where there is no STAR pg or a franchise PG. NETS, 76ers,Utah,Pelican H*** even the bulls with how rose has ben critiqued

  • Rick Johnson

    Everybody is feeling it? What’s he talking about?

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153444867672507

  • james brown

    everybody wants to prove…KW walker also wanted to prove to everybody he deserves to be the franchise and sole captain of the team!

  • adele

    True but to them, Lin is not a star and his salary is nothing. He will just be added to some big time trade as a bonus.

  • LinMad

    IMO, i think PJ needs to be in the 2nd unit instead of Batum. Then empower Lin at the PG position.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He’s talking about the energy from the 2nd unit.. and that everybody is feeling drained

  • Dorothy

    true, so no more discount to ANY team

  • aras

    nope im looking for Lin to get maximum playing time plenty of teams that will give Lin more minutes than this. if he gets a good statline for one year people open their eyes. It does not really matter anymore he went to this team to play his game so far nothing.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YOU are really the BEST defeater of Cliff………..

  • Rick Johnson

    Some teams do things different ways. Rockets certainly didn’t showcase Lin to get his trade value up before they traded him.

  • your son’s voltaire

    kemba and batum aren’t exactly stars

  • travis

    “when i get to run the point, i guarantee the second unit will start playing better”

  • LinMad

    But who’s really leading the 2nd unit? Does it really start with Lin’s energy or someone else?

  • james brown

    maybe…part of ALJeffs trade, as a sweetener?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I’m just being Unbiased here.. im a huge Lin fan but we have to be impartial in our opinions to fully see what’s going on

  • aras

    for the small market they are to charlotte they are thats the difference

  • Rick Johnson

    Why is everybody feeling drained? It’s obvious watching them play but puzzled about what’s going on. Is team getting fed up with Kemba going hero ball and off script? People feeling like they are on trade block?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    If Lin brings it everybody feeds off him.. you should know that from Linsanity days

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, looks like Walker runs second unit at end of 1st and Batum most of 2nd and 3rd.

  • your son’s voltaire

    you just refuted your own arguments then. like, who is to say those other teams won’t treat other relatively unknown players as stars over Lin?

  • heart

    I wish Lin would stop putting the blame on himself bc in reality he’s not the leader of the 2nd unit, perhaps in name only. Cliff is like McHale and BS now. He points the finger of blame to the bench even when they win, especially when BF1 has been disassembled a while ago!

  • PPP

    I hope MDA remember what he said to Lin:

    “I cant believe we miss each other” in LA, LOL.

  • LinMad

    Only one playing for the team is Lin. He’s caught in the middle of all of this.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    MDA said that because he was fired 2 months before Lin got traded to LA

  • Rick Johnson

    Great fans but how much more can we take of this?

    @occaaf 6m6 minutes ago

    tonight’s game with Lin. #jlin7 #Hornets

    https://twitter.com/occaaf/status/696888231909068801

  • james brown

    when he blame, he’s putting that on himself, but when he flourish, he gives the team the recognition!

  • aras

    Batum is not unknown. kemba is the star of the hornets team. what i mean is one of the top 30 players stars which they are not. but they are good players who will be treated like stars on such a small market team like the hornets.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed. Something is definitely going on after Cavs game esp those nonstarters players. Look at PJ, after being a starter for more than 40 games, he was DNP-CD this game and maybe even last game. Something is cooking…..

  • your son’s voltaire

    agreed. but i think Lin can still blame himself if he puts it in a way that most other players do to prop themselves.. “i need to play with more energy cus it starts with me, i’m the leader”

  • Rick Johnson

    MDA wasn’t fired, he quit because they hadn’t guaranteed the following year. He didn’t want to be a lame duck coach. But if he didn’t quit he would have been with JLin.

  • your son’s voltaire

    there are those types of players on every team

  • james brown

    but what do you want him to say, that Coach Cliff is B****s**t? or team suck? he will never throw others but take ownership of the fault!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Batum and every player except JLin in 4th qtr.

  • aras

    give me a list of all the pointguards who are not elite that get star treatment

  • adele

    I noticed that if Lin is not putting up stats, the haters are having a feast and spew out criticisms left and right. And when Lin was doing well during the Cavs, I haven’t seen this people being appreciative of Lins game at all!

  • Briiick

    Only a losing streak can force Cliff and Hornets to play more correct basket ball, and allow Lin to shine.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    If he didn’t quit he was gong to get fired anyways.. same difference

  • your son’s voltaire

    once Lin plays on that team, you will see. suddenly, a SF becomes the point guard..

  • james brown

    usual!

  • rookie75094

    Jlin need to tell the hornets either give him proper minutes and role or dnp him the rest of the way…..while his stats are still high

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes they just disappear when he’s doing great waiting for another slump to jump out.

  • yellowshadow

    only way for lin to prevent this is play consistently even when in an inconsistent situation.

  • aras

    then there is nothing to discuss between us since i cant make you think one way and vice versa

  • your son’s voltaire

    only when they start losing will they insert Lin into the games but then immediately take him out once they got what they wanted

  • Briiick

    Exactly. Those new IDs are mostly trolls.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s happening right now. you’re not even seeing it. you won’t even admit to proof

  • james brown

    you mean “same result?”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s always the case for some posters.

  • aras

    i see it voltaire i have stated it many times.

  • LinMad

    welcome to the world of Jeremy Lin fans. They don’t see the whole picture. They think when Lin does bad one game, it’s because he’s inconsistent but in reality the whole 2nd unit was terrible and who is actually leading it? Batum? Lin? Lamb? We don’t know. All they care about are shots made. Lin had a decent defense and play making game today. Buckets weren’t falling but he probably passed the ball to more opened guys than Batum did for the 2nd unit.

  • Rick Johnson

    Don’t know that. He could have played Lin and Davis correctly and played decently. Swaggy and Ellington to spread the floor.

  • PPP

    This^^ what a pity.

  • rookie75094

    Your statement can easily infer that Jlin suck with more than enough chances given him…. I think your intention is pretty obvious

  • heart

    Perhaps I’m a little bit jaded. But God said to be shrewd as a serpent and innocent as dove. Lin didn’t have to say anything. He can be shrewd w/his words like bringing up PT, team ball, chemistry….which are all true. Don’t accept Cliff’s premise regardless bc it’s not truth. I can sense it now. We’ll hear Cliff starting to use the bench as a scapegoat more whenever they lose.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    What was the problem with it??…Don’t understand.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please observe the site rule:

    Our #1 Vision is “Positively Bringing Together JLin Fans”

    Build a community to enjoy interaction and positive discussion among Jeremy Lin fans

    If I’ve seen posters bring out negative energy from other posters, I will delete the post and/or ban the poster immediately. This is the last warning to everyone.

  • Rick Johnson

    Meant how much more marginalization of JLin can we keep taking.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please note all posters:
    Our #1 Vision is “Positively Bringing Together JLin Fans”
    Build a community to enjoy interaction and positive discussion among Jeremy Lin fans

    Also please observe all the site rules.

    If I see posters bring out negative energy from other posters, I will delete the post and/or ban the poster immediately. This is the last warning to all posters.

  • That’s a good point that there’s a risk if they trade Kemba but Lin walks.

    But there’s also MJ curious quote on JLin being the most important offseason acquisition; it might be marketing talk but it also shows the importance of JLin for MJ who tries to penetrate the China market with his Air Jordan brand.

    3. Clifford can not afford to let a winning game slip away in the tight Eastern Conference race so he has to play the starters to ensure a win”
    I can understand if Clifford played core starters until they secure a win.

    But we have to admit that his decision to leave Kemba and Batum with 2 min left when they’re up 18 pts (103-85) was very odd. (with them playing 34 min and 42 min). Even the Bulls gave up and pulled Gasol/ETwaun/Hinrich.

    The normal coach decision would be to rest starters to avoid risk of injury.
    But the extra 2 min really only earned Batum 1 assist and Kemba 2 FTs.
    It’s hardly worth the risk.

    This is what I found very curious and gave more possibility of showcasing.
    But at the end of the day, we can only speculate and I still don’t think any teams would want to trade for Kemba because the Hornets will ask for expensive asset.

    And if there is a silver lining, this game will be good a reminder to let JLin know that any starting PG with a lot of PT will be better than staying as a Hornets backup PG.

  • grover chang

    Lin brings everyone’s game up, including the trolls. They take their digs subtle enough to not be banned. LOL.

    I still love this forum for all the great Lin fans who love Lin and support him in all the ups and downs with me. Just great to be around other people who love Lin too.

    Thank you all Lin fans.

  • yeah, that’s JLin’s bread-and-butter but there’s no Hansbrough or even Zeller/Hawes to give him screen

  • PPP

    I would trust a harvard graduate’s mind who had played in the nba for 5 years than a arm chair coach from nowhere.

  • aras

    We dont have a bench unit Sws there is no chemistry there nothing is left. Lin is not a PG he is stuck on the corner. you keep talking about the bench as a UNIT and i say to you where do you see this bench play as a real bench unit?.

  • yellowshadow

    we’re all armchair coaches. other name for armchair coach is called a “fan.” 😉

  • adele

    It pained me to read those undue criticisms sometime if not most of the time. It’s more like a verbal or written abuse. If it’s constant, it can do more harm than good.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he is also on record for saying kemba is irreplaceable

  • I don’t think his teammates necessarily freeze him out.
    He was okay cheering from the sideline.
    His teammates would understand that he has to leave if better salary/opportunity are given.

    It’s a business after all so they’d have done the same.
    They knew JLin came to help them out to win for 1 year commitment to increase his market value.

  • PPP

    But but but this is a lin fan site? Lol.

  • sws94

    Silas, Clifford’s understanding of his game, and maybe he likes the guys on Charlotte and the overall atmosphere there. Lin looks ok in the interview, maybe just ready for the ASB.

  • yellowshadow

    i bleed when jeremy does bad and think of ways on how he can excel. how is that being bad?

  • aras

    how about just plain telling it like it is? is that negative energy? say if Lin had a bad game and i criticize him for it expecting better from him? does that warrant a post deletion or a ban`?

  • PPP

    And i am not one. I have never suggest what he should do or needs to do. I am not that smart.

  • heart

    Doesn’t he know by now that Lin always evaluates and corrects himself first even when it’s not his fault. That’s why I wish Lin stop giving them more fuel for the fire, by not saying anything. Read my post below.

  • Maknusia

    it all depends on the tone you write and choice of word that one uses

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We all are. Please down vote the post if you see one. I will delete those posts and/or ban the posters if the posters continue to do so. I’m not going to be “nice” mod anymore.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that’s all really great but who will let him do all of that? you seem not to understand this

  • yellowshadow

    question is why is kemba and batum playing so many minutes? cliff is not letting 2nd unit gel! he’s done a poor job ever since players started coming off an injury when it comes to rotation.

  • PPP

    You may want to check your bp if thats the case. No blood no foul, haha.

    Btw, did i ever say you are bad?

  • aras

    I like coach silas he seems decent. i liked clifford as well and stuck by him through it all but i knew as soon as they had full health this was going to happen. not surprised kemba is going to charlottes franchise PG and batum is who they are going to go after, Lin should find a starting PG somewhere and build his reputation up.

  • grover chang

    Be like Lin and persevere. I need posters like you so this is not a troll field. Like linsanity, let’s help each other and ignore the haters.

  • aras

    so if i say that Lin was awful this game and i expected more from him is that considered negative energy or just the truth?

  • your son’s voltaire

    yeah, agreed. he needs some help with his interviews. that’s for sure. what has his agent Montgomery ever done for him anyways? Lin should fire his butt

  • TTNN

    LOL, most people here are adults, so if you don’t play teenager tricks, there are consensus what is positive and what is negative.

  • It would be good to be extra careful when posting a constructive criticism because the Internet forums just lack (positive/negative) tone so people don’t easily misunderstand. There were true trolls who did only appear to bait & create a lot of fights to derail good BBall discussion. We need everyone’s help to prevent that from happening.

    My recommendation is the sandwich principle (positive-negative-positive)
    i.e.
    + JLin didn’t have ball in his hands or enough screens like the Cavs game
    – But I wish he can still get closer shots not launch 3s to improve stats
    + Hope he asks Clifford to get the same screens as in the Cavs game

  • your son’s voltaire

    i think if you say all that while popping a champagne cork, you’re gonna get thrown out

  • adele

    True😇 thanks for the motivation. I ignore them as much as I can. Trying to weed out the bad from good.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did you watch the game??? It’s always Kemba/Batum was with the second unit. JLin didn’t lead the second unit. He wasn’t even allow to play pg. It was always Kemba/Batum. JLin only can do what he can when he touched the ball rarely.

  • TTNN

    No, Hawes play more minutes because Cody was in foul trouble.

  • yellowshadow

    amen bro. 36 min for kemba, 44 min for batum… on a blowout game. how about you let the second unit get back to sync and start developing frank a bit? you got lin, who has been the team savior for however many games. troy daniels can spread the floor. handsborough has done more than enough to get some time on the floor. roberts knows the plays, but wont get the opportunity to use them. i dont really like PJ but he’s come out big time. the point is, there’s plenty of players that have been doing well to keep the team afloat and cliff straight out ignoring them so he can play kemba and batum ridiculous, unnecessary minutes.

  • aras

    i think the honeymoon is over thats all. Lamb just hit his shots when the bf1 was rolling now he is just gone.

  • TTNN

    you don’t need to discuss this to him, I’m pretty sure he watch the game, but he will still say it that way, as he saw it that way, it is build in his eye–brain translation circus.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it seems some details have been conveniently left out

  • yellowshadow

    cody was also playing really bad. lots of ugly turnovers due to his unawareness. hawes is a better passer and a better shooter… and plays a lot more mean than zeller.

  • TTNN

    Okay, if that is correct, say it that way.

    What you think is speculation, it could be, it could not be, so don’t present it as a fact. Okay?

  • KL

    Hey sws94 I respect your right to express your own opinions. Unfortunately I often disagree with you though.

  • aras

    champagne too expensive :/ i was actually saving up money to go watch Lin play a game with my brother. damn i wish i bought for the cleveland game. would have died of a happy heartattack and never had to see the next 3 games.

  • aras

    why? he is sharing his thoughts is all he is not bating or anything.

  • KL

    The part I usually agree with you is about how Lin can try to make the best of the current situation. No point just wishing for things to be different. However even that seems harder to accept as the season has gone along.

  • TTNN

    the thing is, you know the second team could play better, and if you support them, you don’t need to pile on them at this time. Be patient. The starters could and did pull the game out, and the second team could have more time to recover and they will.

    This is really a bad time to come here and show your frustration of Lin’s performance, and I hope you are mature enough and positive enough to hold that complain.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Question: Is it time for Lin to revert back to his old form.

    I frankly haven’t noticed a difference in his form from his Lakers days, but Lin did stated he had made some changes.

    With the Lakers last year, Lin did shoot 42%FG(that hasn’t changed this year with Charlotte)) and 36% 3FG(huge drop from the current 31% with the Hornets)….This year, his shooting has been even more streaky, even when he’s open for a 3 point shot.

    With his long distance shooting % improving each year, I wonder whether it was a good idea to change his shot and than having to get comfortable with it…Maybe the summer would had been better use to work on a mid-range game and a floater..and some 1-on-1 ball handling move.

  • your son’s voltaire

    it’s not the form. it’s the system and the treatment

  • aras

    What has he said that warrants a ban then? he is someone who shares his thoughts on Lins game and although people may disagree with some of his posts it does not warrant a ban. Who are we or anyone else to ban someone for having a thought about someones performance.

  • KL

    Jeremy is being yanked around again. Frankly if he checks out for a while, I will be the last person to judge him.

  • adele

    You know sometimes people think it’s fun to have an opposition sometimes but to me, it creates diversity and ill feelings to most people. If a person will constantly criticize and always point out the bad instead of the good, it won’t be able to create a wholesome and livable environment. That’s one of the reasons why I like posting in this site because of their caption “positively bringing together Jlin fans”. How can other people think of positive when what you are writing is negative? It defeats the purpose I guess.

  • PPP

    Lets hope kemba will be traded, or lin. Both are fine with me, haha.

    As you said, what mj said is just pc the way i see it. Who knows what exactly is behind the scene.

    Lin is not happy, obviously. But not for the playing time or backup roles. He knew he will be the back up when he signed. My guess is clifford did not allow him to play the game lin wanted to play and close games with the first unit unless there are injuries or in a extrodinary situation likes the wizard game.

    Clifford is a control freak more than rick carlise. He called every play. You cant break it or u gonna sit unless your name is kemba/batum. Thats not good for lin.

  • aras

    give me an example then since you’re an expert on right and wrong.

  • aras

    classy

  • TTNN

    yeah, feel the same. i will give him sometime, he might trying to give other bench players some time too to adjust. When Lin check out, you will see him play less defense, which is not the case yet. so give them some time….

  • TTNN

    I think he need the focus.

  • adele

    Very true.👍

  • aras

    i have had discussions with him about Lin on this forum and all it ever is about is how Lin can improve or why he is in a current situation. why is he performing the way he is. he has his thoughts and i have mine. in the end we both want Lin to suceed and reach his potential. Sometimes it’s not the whole world against Lin, maybe sometimes its Lin against himself. is that so wrong to talk about?

  • Steppen03

    Hello fellow JL7 fans =)
    I’m All over it!
    Like the beginning of the season, JL7’s PT is sporadic and leashed. With players coming back esp. MKG – this situation is actually predictable. I’m not going to dwell into it ….again ….and again. JL7 is a “backup” on this team when star players are healthy. Accept the truth then I’ll be satisfied. Just can’t complain about things not in your control.

  • Exactly.

    I enjoy differing opinions because it challenges us to exchange ideas.
    But at the same time, we cannot have too much negativity because it will bring down a healthy forum into Internet fights. A dose of 80% positive tone and 20% negative energy from debate would be quite healthy, I think.

  • sport

    JLin’s a starter forced to be a backup. No break out game can change Hornets’ dumb FO. Continue to have Kemba will not lead their team anywhere. Lin as legit starting PG with a bunch of young legs will blow them out easily!

  • Yascar

    Yes he did say he’s not going back to his old form and interestingly, he said it’s because it will be better for him in the long term.

    I think he realizes his body will not be able to take so much pounding as he gets older and so his outside shot needs to be better and quicker. You can bet he’s improving his game even when we think he’s not. He’ll be fine.

  • sws94

    I’m not frustrated in Lin’s performance, I saw positives tonight. I think he had some good moments tonight. The numbers aren’t great and the bench still isn’t there, but I thought if Lin played more, he would have got to the line, made some layups, had some more assists and rebounds, and had about 10 points or so. He just didn’t play enough.

    I don’t like what I see from Lamb however and Frank looks like he too needs more playing time to be OK.

  • aras

    i agree with you psalm but having a discussion with people about the good and bad about Lins game and what he could improve to reach his potential and suceed, should not be counted as negative to be honest. all we talk about is the situation and how it can be fixed.

  • TTNN

    well, I do think given more time on it, his shot will be less affected by environment then. He has been hitting it in critical time though….

  • yellowshadow

    stop changing your form, jeremy! you’ve been altering it every off season >_<;;

  • adele

    Yes. There was a time when I enjoyed reading these blogs and comments and just laughed. One of the reasons I keep on coming to these Lin site and forums during my break time or leisure time. I enjoyed when Lin is having a great game. People are happy. And you don’t see any of these negative posters. But if Lin is not having the stats, the negative posts just appear like mushrooms. 🤔

  • aras

    lol if anything sws said he saw positives from lins game tonight and i said i did not so point the finger at me if anyone.

  • yellowshadow

    i was pretty unhappy tbh… jeremy was playing against guys i KNOW he can blow past at will. aaron brooks? old, busted hinrich? man, he usually wipes the floor with these guys guarding him.

    definitely something wrong in the locker room/behind closed doors.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i’m not talking about just now. like i said, there are 10k posts you can sort through

  • TTNN

    that’s why I said give him more time, he will be there. He is not there yet unfortunately.

  • golfhacker

    It would be a “special” quality if he could will it in all the time.

  • yellowshadow

    jlin came to the smallest, most insignificant team in the league at a discount rate to play backup for a PG who he routinely routed while he was on knicks, rockets, and even lakers… and for him to get this treatment when he’s played at all star level when given the reign… this is suffering bro.

  • aras

    All i can say for me is that when you know a player has got talent to be better than what he is, it gets frustratingt too see games like this adele, i love it when Lin is clicking on all cylinders. Like the cavs game when Lin made that pass to Zeller i shot Water out of my mouth because it was a thing of beauty. Thus seeing him look so disintrested on the floor tonight and last night for that matter is very frustrating.

  • Yascar

    That being the case then everyone must try not to degenerate into unnecessary fights, whichever side you’re on. Let’s not label or name call anyone except obvious baiting trolls.

  • your son’s voltaire

    a slump is when you have an off shooting night and is totally unexpected. what’s happening to Lin is predicted by many people on this site who have seen it over and over throughout his career

  • One positive thing about this game is…

    It makes JLin’s Starters stats (17.8pts/4.7ast with 41.5% 3FGM) stats even BETTER than being a reserve (10.7pts/2.9a with 29.1% 3FGM) =D

    But seriously, the benefits are 2-fold:
    1. GMs around the league know JLin is great as a starter but is only average playing behind Kemba
    2. JLin will less likely want to stay in the Hornets because he’ll be more convinced that he needs to have the ball in his hands as a starter to reach his NBA goals (starter/All-Star/rings)

    It’s not a good game for JLin but he’ll be fine since he’s a fighter. He’ll come back strong after the All-Star Break like he always does.
    Cheers to a better future and starting PG offers for JLin in 2016-17 season!

  • yes, very true..
    It’ll be good not to get personal on fights. To focus on the issue, not the person.

  • Dorothy

    Sorry Psalm, GMs will not notice it, they only look at stats. They do not have the time to follow Lin as closely as we do 🙁

  • yes, but the ratio needs to be balanced.
    we cannot have 100% discussion about how Lin should be fixed to be like SCurry because people will fight and lose hope.

    I would implore anyone who would provide constructive criticism to provide more praises on what’s good

  • TTNN

    I actually don’t like to vote to ban, I have no objection if he is banned against rules, but I don’t like to ban people simply because it is different opinion.

    Even though I disagree with him a lot of times, or could say most of the times, but he has been sincere, and not a troll. And I don’t see him attacking any one.

    Just my 2 cents,

  • aras

    i understand adele. And i agree with you about looking over the post. But lets say i discuss Lins game and the good and bad of it, what he could improve to become better. is it my fault then if people get offended? if all i am doing is trying to break down how Lins game?

  • your son’s voltaire

    he just attacked the majority of Lin fans on this board a minute ago. called us all conspiracy theorists and got his post removed

  • aras

    understood psalm. All i know is that Lin can average 17/7 on a team that lets him start.

  • adele

    To me, I don’t get frustrated on Lin. I get my strength to follow him more. I will uncover why he is not at his best and check on the factors why. Not to bash him but look out the factors why his game and stats are different from the previous. We all know that there are lots of factors that affects your game and play. One is, it’s a 5 player game so team work is observed, two you have a coach to give you orders that you need to follow, three you are in an organization that have their own goals an aspirations. And so on and so forth. We can be wacky in a good way.🤗

  • Yascar

    I actually like this version of Lin – not the one in the last 3 games obviously -but what he has become this season overall as he has matured in the league.

    I hope he finishes the season strong. And I really hope they make the playoffs.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, all mods are looking closely with every posters esp the ones that creates conflicts/fights with other posters. Once again I’m going to remind all posters, please watch closely what you write, if any poster offends the rule, we will delete the post and/or ban the poster immediately.

  • aras

    no thats called backing someone up when everyone gangs up on him. thats called character

  • your son’s voltaire

    but honestly..

  • aras

    it’s what i think atleast,but we have different opinions voltaire, Like your name btw its cool

  • TTNN

    Sorry that I always feel compare to him, you looks more like a troll. I mean the way you are presenting his words, like I don’t have my own eyes, and don’t have my own judgement.

    If you are trying to selling people he is attacking “the majority of Lin fans”, that won’t sell with me. Sorry.

  • yellowshadow

    dude, sws94 didnt even agree with my post. just because i disagree with him or vice versa does not mean him or i are troll. let the moderators do their job, they dont need you to regulate the posts. thankfully we have competent moderators who can read between the lines.

  • sws94

    Yes, he’s usually very aggressive and takes advantage of those 2. He’s not all the way back but I saw some better things than the last game. Last night he made the big clutch shots. But before that, he wasn’t grabbing rebounds or doing much of anything he normally does. Tonight he went for boards much more. I think he tried to establish his perimeter shot and that didn’t work.

  • your son’s voltaire

    fine with me what you think. hate me or love me, his post was removed and for a good reason

  • sws94’s comments are some of the only comments i read here. i find that he tends to freak out less; he tends to be less likely to express hate toward kemba and cliff, though he will still criticize them; he’s pretty positive toward Lin; I enjoy his comments. that’s my view.

  • Don’t worry.

    Smart GM will know NylonCalculus stats with JLin as a PG.
    And we know MDA texts a lot and have dinner from time-to-time with JLin =)

  • wandertheglobe

    I haven’t seen this many coaches fired mid the season in the NBA.

    McHale – Rockets
    Lionel Hollins – Nets
    David Blatt – Cavs
    Jeff Hornacek – Suns

    And now rumor is George Karl will get the ax soon, probably during the All Stars break. Byron Scott is as good as gone. So, it looks like there will be about 6 openings this off season. Thib, Luke Walton, Scott Brooks and MDA are going to be sought after.

  • TTNN

    I don’t hate you, it just happens I still remember a troll’s ID as “voltaire”, and was pretty horribly behaved a while ago, and after that ID got banned, whole bunch of his relatives shows up on the board, and you unfortunately looks like related to that ID, so I’m just extra careful.

  • sws94

    He’s fallen off a lot. But Frank was beginning to get it in gear. Whatever happens, they need to get better. Things like Lin cutting and Frank or Hawes getting it to him or Lin finding Lamb after penetrating for great looks should help get them back in sync. That’s why Batum needs to be out of the group.

  • Have you guys ever played the game “Mafia”? Haha, it kind of feels like that…

  • Michael

    Tripped up double.

  • yellowshadow

    this season has really been a circus. byron is for sure going to get the axe imho. there’s a rumor going around thibs has been interested in the knicks, which is quite interesting. im still not quite sold on luke walton (but he can’t be worst than byron) and im definitely not sold on scott brooks, who couldn’t even get to playoffs last season with the roster he had. i would like to see MDA land a job somewhere soon, i love his brand of basketball.

  • sws94

    Agreed, absolutely hope they make the playoffs.

  • Yascar

    Plus Fisher. I was reading about that. Apparently there is an element of some good coaches (Blatt, Walton) being available so those teams that are unsure about their current coaches are firing them to make room to go after the better ones.

  • aras

    understood adele like i said in the post before to you. Its frustrating to see talanted players go to waste not putting all that talent they have to use. Lin knows this. who knows what he is going through after such highs in the cavs game i was positively 100% that he would not be treated like this these 3 games. but it is what it is. all i want is for Lin to find a PG job as a starter anywhere.

  • adele

    True but that’s why teams have scouts and analysts. They look at tapes and check not just the stats and they provide these reports to the GM. I get consolation from that.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that was Voltaire, Voltaire’s Father, Voltaire’s Son.. one after another each time he was banned. i adapted this name for fun. kinda like on realgm, you have some guy by the name of TinmanZBoy who is a Lin fan but uses a combination of two known trolls Tinman and ZBoy. well, that’s the history of it anyway

  • aras

    Thats the problem the whole season. Batum takes away Lins duties im fine with that when its the closing group in crunch time. BUT not with the second unit. this team needs Lin to perform. They met a scrub bulls team everyone knew it. perfect timing to let lin play PG without batum distrupting him. he is a better facilitator than batum. Honestly half the stuff batum does the turnovers the mind boggling passes. had he done these things in portland his butt would have been planted on the bench.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’ve been pointing out since the beginning that once everyone is healthy, it will be tough for Lin to get enough minutes to get into a rhythm…This is why I’ve always felt that no matter how much he likes his new teammates, this team should be a temporary home before moving on because he’s only seen as a back-up even though he’s played well as a starter.

    Even during the pre-season when Lin clearly had won a starting spot, Clifford decided to start PJ Hairston….And even when BF1 was doing well in the first month of the season, with Lin leading the charge, Clifford would start messing with the bench unit by implementing Batum in it to run the unit.

    Lin is simply some type of protection in case Kemba gets hurt..that’s about it..Lin needs more time to get going and it is not a surprise there’s such a huge gap between his stats as a starter and his stats as a bench player.

    I know the Hornets is unlikely to trade Lin, but I’m now praying he does get traded..Before today, I would had stated that I would prefer Lin to stay with Charlotte because they might make it to the playoff…but now, I’d rather see Lin go to a worst team than the Hornets so he can get more playing time.

    This is his free agent year and he needs playing time.,

  • TTNN

    LOL, You know better than me. Isn’t that part of the fun for you to be treated like a troll, if you want to take a troll’s ID? All those Lin trolls are Lin fans in heart, otherwise they would not follow Lin this long and this closely. So, who knows what kind of Lin fan those TinmanZBoy is? I apply the same cautious to him too. 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    I like your posts as you are genuine and to the point.

  • KL

    I think we all need a break. Lin had a fantastic game not too long ago. After that we have had 1 game where he was benched and they lost, 1 game where he shot not 1 but 2 game winning shots and now 1 game in a blowout victory. Yes we have high standards for Lin and yes something is going on behind the scenes affecting Lin. But we all need to chill…

  • sws94

    PJ starting =MKG place holder. PJ DNP tonight again? I don’t remember him playing at all.

  • TTNN

    20% turnover rate……

  • yellowshadow

    PJ, daniels, roberts, and handsborough were all DNP.

  • adele

    Dorothy just follow what Grover Chang told me to just disregard his posts. Don’t read it anymore.

  • KL

    In my imagination, someone said something to Lin after the Cavs game. Maybe in the locker room and it was like “you are going back to the bench no matter how well you perform”. Then he got benched in the next game against the Heat. Then in the Wizards game he made the game winning shot but looked pissed.

    Just guessing, but seems plausible no? I think the NBA is just such an environment.

  • I see the bench want to do things themselves not let Lin create the offense for them as much in the Heat & Wizards game

    JLin actually was playing PG quite a bit in this game when Kemba was not on-court.
    His shots just didn’t fall. His assists also got blown.

    This constant role changes of being SG with Kemba on the floor, be dual PG with Batum, and allow Hawes/Lamb to create just didn’t look very smooth.

  • guest

    ASBreak Lin will train with his shooting coach and tweak it enough to get back on track.

  • TTNN

    well, you took the name, you take the consequences….. It took some naughtiness to take that into your ID name though, so you deserve it….

  • sws94

    Thanks. All but PJ are DNP’d often. Has to suck for PJ to go from valued defender as a starter to DNP.

  • sws94

    It would be great if he can. Conley will land somewhere else but outside of that, I don’t know of many FA PGs that are big names. There may be some, but I know of Conley. I don’t want him to go to the Sixers, they are too young and probably won’t contend for awhile. But I love Noel.

  • your son’s voltaire

    like i said, that’s fine with me. i haven’t posted anything trollish so i’m not worried one bit. but if some people want to make some kind of connection, that’s up to them

  • yellowshadow

    rumor is that PJ is on the trading block. in my eyes, PJ could’ve been inserted in the second unit in lieu of batum or walker so they dont play 44/36 minutes on a blowout game but what do i know =_=

  • aras

    we’ll see what happens all up to Lin in the end.

  • sws94

    Agree. I looked at some Hornets boards and some are saying Batum should not be in the 2nd unit and he’s playing too many minutes.

  • cdblue10

    Don’t worry you won’t see Lin on your team next year

  • yellowshadow

    too many chefs in the kitchen when lin checks in! no reason batum should be playing 44 minutes with starters AND bench! what are you doing cliff???

  • sport

    Really wonder what advice MDA gave Lin about Clifford and Hornets because that was a horrible choice!

  • Dorothy

    I know, but he seems have the whole world of time posting/commenting ALL THE TIME lol

  • cdblue10

    It’s Hornets right?

  • sport

    Think how you would feel, after beating Cavs and proving you’re a Star and better than Batum and Walker you get bench with only 15-18 minutes per game? It’s telling Lin, hey no matter how well you play you won’t get to start and won’t get to lead the team! Not to mention he gets pushed aside not playing PG with 2nd unit. It’s no different from telling Lin to “give up” fighting for his dream as starting PG, All-Star, and Champion! And this has happened all his career! The fact he’s never given up shows how mentally strong he is!

  • Dorothy

    HaHa, to the point because English is not my first language, so I can not write thesis like some do 🙂

  • yellowshadow

    i dont know about you all but my team is WHATEVER TEAM JLIN IS IN ya?

  • JoeTeam

    Well, Brent doesn’t write me than a tweet and he says a lot. Stick around, there are many good days to come.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey, did y’all get if Brent is ok?

  • Yascar

    Yeah he’s fine. Active on twitter.

  • TTNN

    so you are saying Lin need to rebuild that bench chemistry, right?

  • cdblue10

    I just know

  • sport

    Pad stats of the designated stars of course. lol CCTV must not have been following Hornets at all, if not they wouldn’t have shelled out money to broadcast Hornets games. Not to mention Lin will be leaving after this season and Hornets are not making playoffs so what’s the point?

  • TTNN

    It’s easy to step up, but harder to step down, that apply to everyone.

    When they all trying to step down but also want to keep the most of their territory, you will get this, no chemistry, and not on the same page. And then it is human nature to get the demoted feeling, and they do need to regroup to regain that motivation.

  • JoeTeam

    Wow, I missed the game and looks like jlin didn’t shoot well.

    Hey psalm, any way you can set aside a place for the positive ppl?

    I for one know jlin cannot muster consistent games just because his required role is to support for the win.

    Some days like cle, it’s clear andhe’sgreat. Some days he’s supporting a kw 30 door night.

    Whatever, I accept what is real. But can I go somewhere where others accept his predicamentotoo do I can enjoy his ups

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks!

  • cdblue10

    C’mon it’s too obvious say it what it is…

  • yellowshadow

    according to nba.com stat machine, batum ranks #5 in miles covered in games and #1 in minutes played at 39.4 minutes per game.

    why? ._.;; why cliff so bad with rotations? miami exploited this last game against hornets.

  • Uh-Oh

    Agree.

  • Steppen03

    Like other posters: I’m Not even mad at CCliff or anyone in the FO. Every game is a must win game for Cliff, therefore, playing the starters heavy tonight makes sense. It’s not about JL7. Back to the beginning: winning is all it matters. Team win = All good. Team lost = Something is wrong! That’s all for me now. And I never stop rooting for JL7 to get better at any kind of difficulties.

  • TTNN

    Nah, just post more positive post, and flood the board. Where is Brent when we need him? He could easily push this board to another 500 post.

  • sport

    Before the season Cliff did mislead Lin in thinking if he played well he “might” get to start and that he’d be playing along side Walker (totally not the case). After that Cavs game maybe Lin thought he’s proved his worth and should be able to start with Batum and Walker. Logically and fairly speaking he should be starting but politically nope.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed. He was on the other website doing the same thing… its as if he is trying repeat a false narrative that jeremy is being treated well… just enough praise that wont get him banned. Mod, please monitor him if not ban him…

  • yellowshadow

    ??? would appreciate if you would stop instigating a fight, thank you. jlin is only reason i came back to watch nba and only reason ill stay.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Well said.

  • JoeTeam

    I gotcha …. too bad I missed the game so I can’t call out yet another sublime play by Lin that is positive, but hard to see. You’re great at that.

  • yellowshadow

    for me i dont care if hornets win or lose as long as jlin does well XD

    because i know hornets is not the place for lin and he himself plans to ship out at the earliest opportunity

  • Dorothy

    LOL, yes, Brent we are calling you

  • sport

    Hornets is not your team yet you waste loads of time defending Cliff and Kemba? O.o

  • Uh-Oh

    Just think in other’s shoes what approach you want when you ask for people’s opinion then you wil know what approach to take when you want to criticize or give comments over others.

    Words are very powerful either spoken or written.
    It can help build up a person’s mentality or it can breaks down a person’s mentality.
    That’s why everyone should have a little courtesy and a bit of consideration giving out to others when they want to make a comment about somebody or what they are doing.

  • your son’s voltaire

    kemba is the same type of player melo/harden/kobe is..

  • blubell

  • TTNN

    I lost my ballstream, thus struggling too. Was able to watch a little bit, but don’t have motivation to re-watch it yet.

    But somehow after watching Lin’s post game interview, I feel a lot better, and I think he is turning the corner. He grow so much these past years, and he got much stronger now.

  • sport

    And by far the one with the worst FG%.

  • aras

    i have never tried to criticize another persons opinion i like to discuss different opinions thats how conversations get intresting.

  • TTNN

    Thanks. Two nice pass to assists.

  • Rocky

    Lin once stated that the fans do not really know what’s really going on behind the scene (don’t remember the exact wording). We only know about the things the team(Hornets PR) and Lin are willing to share in public. For one thing, Lin’s ankle might be re-injured after the Cav’s game. In a pre-Cav-game interview, Lin admitted that his ankle still bothered him. Notice that Lin rarely drove into the paint in the last two games. His poor shooting could be a result of the ill ankle on top of insufficient touches and minutes for rhythm. When Lin re-injured (badly) his ankle last time, was hoping that he could rest till after ASB. But, he only skipped one game.

  • blubell

    Psalm needs to post Jeremy’s bounce back game statistics again to make us feel good about the next game 🙂

  • your son’s voltaire

    yup. the dots do not connect at all

  • your son’s voltaire

    when he said that he was talking about the little things on the court that effects certain plays. like how one player is out of position can ruin the whole play

  • TTNN

    yeah, that’s true. Unfortunately.

  • Uh-Oh

    You ask this : ” say Lin had a bad game and i criticize him for it expecting better for him? Does that warrant a post deletion or a ban?” I m just sharing my thinking with you, with what approach to take if you are unsure, in general.

  • blubell

    Have you found any ballstream alternative beside LP?

  • cdblue10

    How would you enjoy Lin’s game if he just play a sporadic minutes with limited touches ?

  • cdblue10

    What’s wrong being a hornets fan if you’re really a fan?

  • adele

    Lol

  • yellowshadow

    i keep up with other teams, but for jeremy i am content with just watching his highlights where he posts all-star numbers :]

  • heart

    Cliff had disassembled 2nd Unit w/erratic subbing rotation and minutes. 2nd Unit is a community of PGs. They’re not playing team ball. Lin is Not their focal point, PG. Lin is a rhythm player. He’s being jerked around w/ role and minutes like the beginning of the season, and it’s getting worse when all starters are back. We, Lin fans, are frustrated bc Lin gave Hornets a BIG discount to have significant role and minutes to play his brand of basketball, but Hornets have not kept their end of the bargain.

  • yellowshadow

    cliff’s rotation is a mess, man. here’s a quote from hornetsplanet forum,

    “For 6 quarters Spoelstra and Wittman exploited Clifford’s rotation patterns, evident in Q2 vs. Washington (4 guards/wings), Q1/start of Q2 vs. Miami when Spoelstra rested guys with impunity, and the end of Q4 vs Miami. Clifford didn’t match up in either game, and when he tried it was adding minutes to Nic (or a gassed MKG).”

  • TTNN

    think this way. The longer the Hornets play, the more chance Lin will have. And let the team go to play off first, and let Lin figure out his shots first.

    If Lin got a chance to play in playoff, how he played in regular season will weight less. So I don’t care his shots is not getting in now, just keep his impact and hopefully he will have a chance to shine on national TV.

  • TTNN

    I gave it up, and go with LP now. 🙁

  • blubell

    I think I will too. I tried the free sites but couldn’t handle the low quality…

  • Yascar

    Nice post. Exactly my thoughts.

  • grover chang

    Don’t be shy. Your english is better then most. There are Americans that don’t know what “thesis” means.

  • cdblue10

    He already showed what he can do against Cleveland,Toronto and other top teams and yet he was still punished with limited minutes with no plan for the coach to even let him lead the 2nd unit ,evidently the coaching staff and the FO does not have any plan for Lin .

  • james brown

    most of the time , his EGO comes in his way to accept a seemingly correct appreciation of facts by justifying his living with his opinion no matter how wrong other say it is but make a push that his own is the correct one.

    its a bit disconcerted at times but manageable by skipping off reading his thoughts sometimes.

  • james brown

    second the motion!

  • wandertheglobe

    reborn4hd ?

    I went with international LP and VPN

  • maybe we should consider putting a quota on # of posts or words per day that sws can post =)

    I’m trying to assess the situation. sws doesn’t break the forum rules but I wonder if his strong opinions that JLin can thrive as a backup PG in the Hornets create a lot of negativity in many Lin fans here.

    I can request sws to balance his posts to be more positive than to create negativity but I guess I need to step back and analyze the whole thing.

    Ideally, we have a healthy forum where Lin fans can spend more time discussing positive things but we can tolerate different opinions if some Lin fans only think he can be backup PG. Having one enforced policy in a forum is not good.
    But I understand too much negativity is not good.

    Let me discuss it first with our group of mods.
    Thank you for your feedback.

  • blubell

    I did that before and I think I’ll do that again to avoid the blackouts.

  • GoJLin!

    It is so hard to stand on JLIN’s situation, he sacrifice the health and do his best to cooperate with the team, just like one article described “He played a fantastic game in order to beat the best team in the Eastern conference, and all it got him was getting sent back to the bench and weird minute allocation from Clifford. Hard to expect any kind of motivation from him when that’s the reality he’s facing.”. It is so frustrated, pray not only for his speedy recovery & God’s comfort; wish he will soon find the best fit and a much happier environment!

  • Rocky

    It is quite clear that Hornets is using Lin as one year rental. Hornets is not interested in developing him as what we wished. Lin and his team have to figure out how to manage and still deliver a decent stat sheet for the new contract.

  • cdblue10

    I wouldn’t hesitate to say that I’m wrong if this Hornets team will even consider Lin as a sixth man if they’re all healthy.IMO he was just being used by opportunistic FO and a coach that tells lie on his face.I would be very happy if I see Lin playing more than 20 mins from now on.

  • aras

    Letting Lin run the bench is what he should have been doing from the beginning.

  • DX

    It seems Hornets taking the final test for Batum before offer him contract. That’s why keep him on court for 44 minutes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I watched the free sites whenever I felt like watching. Not bad at all thus far:-)

  • blubell

    Haha. I’ve been spoiled… what can i say? lol

  • Dorothy

    Pleeeeeeeease offer Batum the max so that we can laugh at Hornets next year

  • TTNN

    same here. Also a lot of times I will have to watch the archive since the game is kind of early for me.

  • DX

    I doubt it. Hornets should be not confident with him. That’s why keep playing him and even risk injury for 43 minutes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You forgot one – Fisher – Nets was fired in the morning.

  • TTNN

    Of course they don’t have any plan for Lin. But, it is not like if they don’t get into play off, there will be a plan for Lin anyway.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL Can understand that. Beggar can’t choose. With JLin’s play time and usage is so erratic this day, little point for me to waste any money on NBA. Will spend money when I witness he is used right by his coach and organization. So far for over 3.5 seasons, it is NIL. Very disappointed with Cliff and Hornets esp.

  • Rocky

    It is very frustrating to witness so many mistreatments on Lin. I admire Lin on his perseverance after what he has been through. When I become frustrated, I remind myself that God has never promised a smooth journey for us. This is one of Lin’s favorite verses: Romans 5:3-4 “We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.” I do sometimes feel that it is not easy to be a Lin fan.

  • TTNN

    wow, I was just thinking about this, they should run MKG in the second team instead of Batum.

    I’m not from offensive side, but more from defensive side. With 40+ min playing time, Batum is not going to play much defense, he used to play along with PJ, now MKG, but in the second team, when he was playing with Lin/Lamb/Kaminsky/Hawes, there will be no one covering for Batum, and unless they could be super hot, this line up will give up lots of points.

    To cover Batum, you need either MKG or Marvin play with him. So they should either play MKG instead of Batum, or Marvin will need to play with the second team together with Batum. And Kaminsky could play a bit more with first team to provide some extra size there.

    Of course, play Batum less min also helps. Left the second team alone, and let Lin lead that unit.

  • sws94

    Come to the Lin thread on Real GM. There’s good talk about what’s going on with the bench and the mod fats said some reasons why MKG may not be used on the bench.

    I wish there was a PM feature because I’d like to work out our differences. I really value your posts.

  • webattorney

    Even though Lin didn’t shoot well today, I am POSITIVELY POSITIVE that he will play better than he did today. And I am GLAD that Hornets won because I do want to see Lin play in playoff even though I have a feeling that he won’t get more PT during playoff either. But I still feel very POSITIVE. Seems to me that Batum is passing more to Lin these days. Maybe Lin prayed for his little toe and Batum was toe-ched.

    I would not mind at all if NBA regular season ends tomorrow and we go straight to playoff. It’s like a torture having to wait for the playoff when only 4 teams have realistic chance to win, with GSW being the overwhelming favorite. Even then, without Curry, the playoff would be very boring.

  • TTNN

    because we see things the same way……….. but conclude differently………. LOL

  • leeda harun

    i think Batum going to stay. He can become one of the cornerstone in hornets

  • leeda harun

    it is not easy to be a lin fan but i am still his fan ..from 2012 to 2016.

  • Dorothy

    Wow, glad your view about Lin has improved some.

  • leeda harun

    i dont think lin will opt out if the hornets can get into the playoff

  • Lefon Jang

    It’s okay to criticize once in a while but when the critical comments start to flood it has a demoralizing effect. What is it that make you so overly critical of someone’s performance instead of accepting who they are and what they have accomplished? Are you angry because you’re letdown? Or do you feel the need to be an authority? Constructive criticism is a good thing but some of what’s being said here are negative or hurtful to a JLin fan.

  • leeda harun

    I think cliff is on the hot seat. He must get the hornets to the playoff or he going to get fired like the rest of the coaches. At the same time he e has to get batum resign with them.

  • leeda harun

    I guess in the nba starters are important not the bench players. Only the spurs value all their players

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, well, it’s gonna yoyo until Jeremy gets his starting spot with a good coach who deserves him. It’s like ti says in the New Testament – new wine in an old flash … it leaks out. We just gotta be here to enjoy sips of the new wine that is leaking out until it is served from a new flask worthy of this quality. All other sniper attacks … meh, the old flask is gonna leak.

    Sorry I missed the fun, CNY ya know ha ha.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s stronger in this realm for sure. He’s going to be a fantastic starting PG for someone.

  • Acbc

    When you look at how poorly Kam Neuton played in the super bowl, you will realize that having the ability doesn’t mean a thing if your heart or mind is able to handle the pressure.

    The Lin fans that look at Lin’s play with no empathy for his situation say that they are just stating facts. That his performance was poor and that he needs to do this and that to be an NBA starter. They say that the coach has nothing against Lin and that what they do isn’t personal. They just play the best players becuase it’s business.

    These types of fans are making excuses for the coaches bad behavior just as much as those of us that make excuses for Lin’s bad play due to his situation. They make excuses for the coaches and FOs becuase they feel that they are impartial and detach themselves from taking the business decisions as deliberate or bias.

    Lin’s mind is under attack by the coaches IMO. It’s a deliberate attempt to suppress his offensive capabilities so that their 3 stars can shine. When Lin went into a shell after the DNPCD or after Mchale benched Lin after he had a week of Linsanity numbers, his play also suffered for a while. Kam Neuton was less than stellar just as many of the Panthers were because they choked under the huge pressures to live up to the expectations.

    Why is it okay for other people to fail but anytime Lin’s numbers go down, it’s unacceptable? With fans like that, all they do is add to the mental pressure to live up to their own angst while offering very little real fan support.

    On the pga tour, it’s rare that the third round leader actually wins the tournament. The mental pressure to fend off 20-30 guys are often too hard. The fact that the leaders must watch their lead evaporate in front of them adds to the difficulties. More often the winner comes from the lower group of chasers. They simply have less pressure of expectations. Lin fans that keep adding expectations to Lin’s already difficult internal battles are the worst kind of fan support.

    When I was coaching kids in high performance tennis, I always tell them to ignore all fans. They love you when you win and hate you when you lose. They are like drugs that give you a false high of adoration but when you start to struggle, the withdrawal symptoms are as bad as drug addicts going through withdrawal.

    Ask yourself what type of fan you are? Being a fan is to almost fall in love with someone. What kind of love is it if you demand them to be perfect while ignoring the pains they are going through?

  • TTNN

    oh, I was in the game thread

  • DX

    In the postgame interview for Lin, he said he is the leader of 2 unit and played poorly in last 3 games.

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets/video/2016/02/09/1454988486051-160208-Lin.mov-281262

  • leeda harun

    The bench played poorly because they are not motivated ..not giving a fair chance to pkay..being jerk around all the time

  • sws94

    Clifford says problem with the 2nd unit is energy level. He said they lacked energy in the past 2 games.

  • Alain Gervais

    Stuff like that happens toward the allstarbreak

  • sws94

    Well, one more game and then they get to rest and recharge their batteries.

  • leeda harun

    so what are you going to do about it clifford?

  • cdblue10

    Cliff this ,Cliff that….Good teams have their set line up and playing time for stability of the team.A 6th man plays about almost the same w/ the starter.From Kukoc,Ginobli,Odom,down to Lou Williams and other 6th man that played in the league ,their team give them stability and empower them to run their respective team.

  • leeda harun

    true. I guess cliff is using houston playbook.

  • leeda harun

    let us wait and see after the ASG

  • JoeTeam

    I love your posts and this one is well expressed, considered.

    Basically, I think all those people here sniping at Lin for this or that are appeasing their own egos. We all know here that JLin is in a weird situation yet again. Just accept it and watch the performance and see if we can see if behind the scenes, someone said xy or z. He’s got tons of variables we don’t know.

    Your example of Cam … well he had several variables less than Lin has esp on the CLE night:

    1. he is the MVP, so all he has to do is ask and he will get the resources.
    2. his team had all the marbles, so no excuse on not having what every player wished for in a lifetime.
    3. everyone’s focus is to win as a team. They were like clockwork.

    So why so bad? Why not dive for the fumble? He let the brass ring slip out.

    So, isn’t most things with Lin the opposite of that? That’s why we should just stop posting our ego-laced criticisms of Lin. He’s just a rockstar when given the chance. I ain’t going to post anymore about this or that reason in any one game where he wasn’t given a chance. I’m only going to post great plays, until he gets his place like Cam had. Cam blew it. Jlin hasn’t blown it for me very often.

    From now on, if people draw me into discussions justifying trashing Lin, I will just say, “Well, he ain’t Cam …”

  • sws94

    Lin historically has really turned it on after ASG. Some time with his family and to relax is good. Hope everyone else on the team rests up, enjoys, and is recharged after it.

  • leeda harun

    lets hope so. I hope cliff will not benched him like Daniels.

  • blubell

  • sws94

    No, Daniels is more 3 point specialist and gets a lot of DNPs. Cliff can’t win without Lin’s contributions most games.

  • PPP

    Any chance to obtain lin’s turnover stats when he was the ball handler?

    Clifforrd hates TOs (i understand batum turns the ball over more). It seems to me that whenever lin plays pg, he tends to have higher TO rates (i could be wrong).

    This may be the reason clifford limits lin to basically a sg instead of a pg unless he has no other option like the cleveland game. I do believe clifford doesnt like high risk plays as well.

    Any thoughts?

  • JoeTeam

    Hey Jeremy, I’m here to stay 2 weeks!

  • Spot

    There are fans who were supporting Jeremy when he hardly played for the Warriors;

    There are fans who were supporting even when Jeremy was in hospital with a teared meniscus;

    There are fans who were supporting when Knicks let Lin walk away to Houston;

    There are fans who were here when Harden started to take all of the shots in place of Jeremy;

    There are fans who were here when Jeremy lost his starting spot;

    There are fans who were here when Kobe was bullying Jeremy;

    There are fans who were here when Jeremy was DNP;

    I, personally, started to write on blogs about Jeremy since the famous free agency back in 2012.

    We were here. We are here. We will always be here. That’s what fans are for.

    But, keep in mind, we will be here when there will be a time to celebrate.

    The bigger the struggle, the more glorious the triumph.

  • JoeTeam

    awesome spot. Thanks for taking the time.

  • Acbc

    It’s a 2 edge sword to have a huge fan base. The “weight” of expectation is so heavy from that fan base that it can be crushing.

    My take is that most of the older jlinportal members that first crossed over here feel pretty much the same way. To be a fan is an emotional attachment to someone. If you’re not emotionally engaged and don’t take it personally, you really aren’t a fan. BUT, that engagement is either good or bad, just as loving someone can be true love or possession. We want what’s best for Lin and want only what’s best for him, BUT, you then must trust that person to do their best and not feel an ownership of debt from them. They don’t need to do this or that for you. To be a good fan then is to send our hopes and prayers while trusting him to do as he needs to do for himself.

    When you asked Psalms about setting up a separate blog just for us old posters, I understood completely how you feel. Those of us who are fans that enjoy Lin’s efforts for what they are without judgement are constantly being brought back to our base self of wants and desires. We hate those past reminders of ourselves. It’s hard enough to have work through them once already without being forced to revisit those angst again.

  • cdblue10

    Lin will always say the most diplomatic way to talk about his situation.He did this before during his stint from NY to Houston,lakers and now Hornets,he won’t say anything about his displeasure but he will send some bible verses,tweeter hints or facebook messages that will describe his present situation.I would totally support Hornets if they’ll give him stable playing time and mandate to lead the 2nd unit.Otherwise this franchise is not different from his previous teams.

  • Dorothy

    Thank you for pointing out “If you’re not emotionally engaged and don’t take it personally, you really aren’t a fan.”
    As for me, I do not require anything back from Lin, even if he performs poorly, I will still follow him and support him.

  • sws94

    Batum turns it over more and probably facilitates the most on the team (Kemba really doesn’t know how although he did better in the last game). I think Clifford likes two of Lin, Kemba, Batum on the floor at all times and Lin hardly every plays point when Kemba is on. Batum lately has been usurping Lin’s role of PG in the 2nd unit and it’s been ugly. I vote for Batum off the 2nd unit but Clifford seems to place him there almost all minutes they are on together.

    Lin’s assists go up when he’s PG a lot so it offsets TOs somewhat. And some of Lin’s TOs are offensive fouls although that hasn’t happened in the last 4 games or so.

  • cdblue10

    Until I can’t find a stable place for Lin to play his game,I won’t be satisfy as a Lin fan and a basketball fan.

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, my take on it is that I am a fan, I do care that what he wants to express on the world succeeds, because I bought into his expressed and exhibited values and … huzzah … excellent Garth, his play.

    I have learned in life that I have to force myself to detach, to let people win it on their own terms. When I was younger, I wanted mentors, and sometimes when I was in hard times, I wanted people I trusted to tell me what to do. But, I always wanted a shot to do it my way if I felt normal.

    So, I have to learn from what Lin is experiencing, and if I want to overtone the fan thing, I just try to see how his experience applies to my challenges, and then I ask … Am I making my FTs? Did I handle a no win situation as gracefully? Did I get back into the gym against all odds?

    If I didn’t, then I cannot snipe at him. He’s just my abstracted soul brotha and I am learning from him so I can be better for me and those who count on me, love me.

    Hence, that’s my detachment, and yet, I get what you say and I do care too.

  • Dorothy

    I thought about the possibility of stat pad for Kemba for trade purpose. If Hornets plans to trade Kemba, they must have the consent from Lin staying, but the way Lin behaves does not look like he is happy with the team. Yet, Clifford let Kemba and Batum played the last 3 minutes when the game was almost a blew out is also puzzling.
    Plus they marginalized Lin at the CNY eve and day, unless it is truly for stat pad to trade Kemba, they really don’t care about China fans’ feelings/market.

  • cdblue10

    His playing time tells it all about his situation in Hornets,as I said on my previous post,if they consider him as a 6th man,he will be given a full authority to run the 2nd unit whether he plays awful or plays great.He should be playing at least 25-28 minutes if that’s really the role they want to project regarding his present tenure on this team

  • JoeTeam

    wow, the Fish is fired and now Rambis man is interim. Whuz up with that? Does it even matter?

  • Dorothy

    To me the more the merrier, so that MDA has more chances to become a head coach again.

  • Dorothy

    Very true, so Clifford is that dumb to play his stars at garbage time and risk injury? And Hornets really want to follow Rockets’ steps to be the most hated NBA team in Asia?

  • cdblue10

    Hornets team can be easily a fan favorite team if they’ll do it the right way,most of the players are really likable exept for one little guy.Something really happened after that terrific game against Cleveland and I always scratch my head every time I think about it.

  • Dorothy

    Can you think of any other sports fan suffers as much as we do in terms of worrying for their player’s mistreatment?

  • cdblue10

    There are more die hard sports fan than us,just read the Hornets board and you will be amazed how crazy some of the fans,you will think if some of them have even a life or a job.

  • JoeTeam

    Wouldn’t that be both ironic and wonderful … JLin and MDA in Gotham City. Melo is a great shooting partner because he just doesn’t have a need to PG.

  • Dorothy

    I know, but they are not tortured by the worry of their players like we do though.

  • Dorothy

    but Dolan’s ego…

  • JoeTeam

    lol

  • JoeTeam

    E g o seems to be the preventative word, aw crapola.

  • cdblue10

    That’s true because most of us always hope that our favorite player would be given a major role in the team.

  • TTNN

    the point to have two ball handler on the floor is to have those two ball handler share the ball so the ball don’t stick with one player and the offense become predictable. However, with Kemba or Batum dominant the ball while playing together with Lin defeat the purpose, and thus that “need two ball handler” pretty much become take the ball out of Lin’s hand. That’s not working better than put the ball in Lin’s hand.

  • Dorothy

    I have a crazy idea. If Lin still does not get a reasonable offer this off season, China government should ban NBA from China 🙂 China banned FaceBook, Google, can definitely ban NBA too

  • TTNN

    LOL, no way.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum and Walker run the offense to keep Lin from Linsanity.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We focus too much on Lin; perhaps, we should take a look whom Lin has been playing with when he’s summoned for service.
    Is Lin really leading the 2nd unit or is there another who is actually leading the bench with Lin on the court?
    Anyway, the bench has not been playing Lin’s style of basketball.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin postgame: “… I’m in control of the second team. I’m the leader of that…”
    What I’ve seen in the last 3 games, that wasn’t true on the court. Kemba/Batum plus everyone else wanted to be a hero while they were in second unit. Hence, it was terrible. Good for JLin to take this on his shoulder but many of us know the truth. Everyone wanted to be a “hero” and no one wanted to play teamball.

    JLin postgame interview: http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2016/02/09/1454988486051-160208-lin.mov-281262

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s Kemba to play with Lin and then Batum stepped in for Walker. The bench has never got into the kind of rhythm of the first team. It happened some time in the Wizards game that the bench got into rhythm and the first unit couldn’t.

    Safe to assume that Walker or Batum should not play with the bench. Perhaps coach Clifford should consider playing Lin with MKG or Marvin Williams and have Walker and Batum sit down.

  • JoeTeam

    To much money on the table and exchanging hands already.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You should call yourself boxscorewatcher.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Bulls need to find a trade for Lin and Lin needs to get out of Charlotte asap.

  • adele

    He is always diplomatic in his opinions. He perseveres no matter how bad the situation is. He keeps it to himself.

  • adele

    Then why are you following and posting here if he is that bad? Just to point out to everyone his fault and failures?

  • adele

    Dorothy, what we are doing and experienced is nothing compared to some fans that I know. They can’t even sleep. They spend lots of money just to be in the games. They travel just to watch games.

  • adele

    They are. They can’t sleep and eat.

  • adele

    What about Kemba playing during blow out?

  • adele

    True.

  • Yascar

    I’ve found a link to prayer requests of Jeremy in Chinese. Anybody received the English yet? I’m subscribed to the group.

    https://twitter.com/loveforlife0323/status/697018697970352129

  • aras

    Anybody here thinks Lin will get traded ?

  • KL

    I remember Harden had an expiring contract. He was traded from OKC and later signed a new (max) deal with the Rockets. That was because Harden turned down the contract extension OKC had offered him. I don’t see any similar signs between Charlotte and Lin though.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No, haven’t received one. Normally I receive the English prayer request before the Chinese version.

  • Dorothy

    Thanks for posting.
    See, Lin says his current situation is not better than previous years, but he has learned to enjoy it.
    btw, what is prayer item #3?

  • Barry Allen

    Unless Lin rebels and pulls an Asik it’s unlikely, he’s too valuable even if underused, played out of position and constantly abused.

  • Dorothy

    HaHaHa, why do you think I was still up 3am my time and hang on this forum 🙂 ?

  • David Kim

    What did he say?

  • BobbyH

    That’s exactly Lin’s attitude. Good post.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Bulls would be my favorite team for Lin…Rose is very injury prone and he’s nowhere close to the player he used to be.

    Lin could also start alongside Rose and Butler…If Bulls were to promise a starting spot, I’d be for Lin going to Chicago instead of staying in Charlotte and only be considered a back-up in case Kemba gets hurt.

  • Dorothy

    Someone with better English probably will translate the whole thing, but I will do just the part I mentioned:
    I thank God for never stops teaching me to be content in Him .To be honest and regretfully, I did not enjoy my past 5 years with NBA, I always felt something was lacking ex. play time, starting, health, stats, entering play-offs or winning. This year, I learned to slow down the pace and enjoy everyday and every game. Although the situation surrounding me did not change, but God has worked in my heart and changed my prospects of things.

  • David Kim

    Thanks

  • Yascar

    Thanks, I guess we’ll just have to wait.

  • Yascar

    I don’t know. There’s a number 3 if you click the pic but I don’t read or understand Chinese at all.

    I’ll just have to wait for his English email.

  • Yascar

    Honestly no. Which is why I’m really hoping the Hornets make the playoffs.

  • Dorothy

    no #3 after clicking the picture, but we will probably find out pretty soon from his English prayer letter

  • KHuang

    NO NO NO.

    Any player held to 20 mpg and under by his coach should not be blamed for being out of rhythm.

    Lin has been out of rhythm since the Cavs game, and it’s Clifford’s fault for not playing Lin enough.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I have read the Chinese prayer requests. It was very telling about what was going on recently.

  • KHuang

    Would you still keep blaming only Lin if Clifford keeps reducing Lin’s minutes?

    Before the season started, Clifford himself said that a player cannot get in rhythm if he plays less than 20 mpg.

    Well, that’s LIN he’s talking about.

    Besides, we are all GUESTS here. We do as this forum permits. If this forum doesn’t want constant trashing of Lin, then abide by the rules.

  • Yascar

    Which might be why he’s posted in Chinese but not English? Just seems strange not to get it in English yet.

  • KHuang

    Not me.

    WAIVED, possibly.

  • KHuang

    That was FIRING BACK in the media.

    Lin is CLAIMING in the papers that he is the leader.

    It’s meant to send a message to Batum who hogs the ball with the frozen out 2nd unit.

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Lin cannot do that in under 20 mpg.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s so bad luck but I really think he should consider about his teamball theory that did make him into lots of trouble in the past & current situation… smh! I doubt he will change but ….. This will not be the last time we see this happen …. Right now I just hope season end soon.

  • donsmacau

    Trade Still possible; either to a bona-fide playoff contender later or

    Possibly next week JLIN & Al/Marv/Kaminsky for Okafor & TJ McConnell/Kendall Marshall is coming most trades come within 2 days of the Feb 18 trade deadline.

    Don’t count that one out yet – not the best chance tho.

    Hornets Waive JLIN impossibility as long as delusional Hornets think they can make playoffs.

  • CJSHYY

    NO. It will not happen.

  • CJSHYY

    This will not happen bc China fans also like Curry, LBJ…

  • yellowshadow

    why would any team want to trade their assets for one year rental (jeremy lin)? jeremy is too good to be traded for bunch of chumps, but his contract that allows him to become free agent does not make him viable for blockbuster trade at the moment.

  • yellowshadow

    i dont know bro… whenever rose comes to play lin will be moved to the bench unit back and forth… and j.butler is ball dominant – and deservingly so, he is top 10 player in the league. with butler around, lin wont have the ball in his hand often.

  • yellowshadow

    dorothy… cmon…. lol >_>;;

  • donsmacau

    Hornets STARTERS Euphoric Beat 3rd string Bulls – Have not Proven can beat Good team who hits them in mouth.

    “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth” – Mike Tyson

    – Hornets Starters can beat opponent Bench Scrubs but not healthy strong opponent
    – Back below .500 next against healthy Pacers and start of another losing streak before ASB
    – Marginalized now, Clifford begs JLIN help on TOUGH Teams (easy 3rd stringers Cliff wants prove can win without JLIN)
    – JLIN wrong when he said he leads 2nd TEAM – Kemba or Batum LEAD 2nd Team

    Hornets with Kemba/Batum cannot guide Hornets to playoffs (prove you can win against a good team without JLIN’s help – they can’t).

    Hornets lose to GOOD team, soul searching by Clifford/Hornets begins anew.

  • cdblue10

    He’ll finished the season but he will bounced.

  • yellowshadow

    pacers have had an easy schedule so their record is better than hornets… but i think healthy hornets is a better team. not sure if pacers will be the team that will have the hornets soul searching tbh.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets STARTERs are not a better team when facing most GOOD (healthy) teams unless JLIN is in the starting group.

    When Hornets starters give up a lead against good teams, they fade and wilt and expect the bench to bail them out – now they give bench no time to deliver.

    They will lose when they get hit by a good team.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    To summarise…Cliff has betrayed me, period.

  • yellowshadow

    i hope lin does and goes to dallas mavericks. mavs have craved for linsanity since the knicks days. mark cuban is a passionate and heavily involved owner, while rick carlisle is top 3 coach in the league. he will get paired back with chandler parsons and replace all those injury prone scrub PGs they have. he will drive and kick to wesley matthews for the 3. dirk with the pick and pop if he doesnt retire. bunch of flexible contracts to maneuver to sign a competent center for lin’s godly pnr.

  • yellowshadow

    pacers are not a good team tho. they’ve only played against scrub teams and lost against almost all the playoff teams.

    they are NOT a good team, lol. look at who they’ve played so far. they got exposed in january.

  • donsmacau

    It’s been half a season, Paul George and his team mostly at full strength.
    You believe Pacers are more overrated and I believe Hornets are more overrated.

    When the Pacers have a hand in the face of Batum/Marv/Hawes on 3 ptrs and they don’t fall then it’s back to one-trick-Pony Kemba show and he will not keep up with George’s team.

  • yellowshadow

    bro… did you even look at their schedule? they cant even beat memphis griz. the only reason they’re above .5 is because they inflated their record against scrub teams in november.

  • donsmacau

    Did you look at Hornets schedule? Take a look at some of teams Horns have lost to, and everyone has injuries.

  • heart

    No more doubt that Lin got “jibbed” by Hornets. Whenever he posts a verse or prayer request, that means he’s reaching to fellow Christians to cover him in prayers, and letting everyone know he’s facing difficulty (in his NBA circumstances)… We’ll get the full gist once he sends out English prayers.

  • donsmacau

    Just a reminder your Hornets have lost to Suns, Nuggets, Bucks, Pelicans and been played tough by many bad teams. And again all teams play with injuries look at Bulls.

  • KHuang

    The Pacers are much stronger than the Hornets when Lin is held under 20 mpg.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets most likely will again try to prove they can win without JLIN. 18min.

    This time will backfire on Clifford.

  • webattorney

    I just don’t see any other team where Lin will be in a better situation with more PT and control the ball when he’s on the court. I think the only “better” situation might be going to a contender and play even less PT and at least get a ring, so he can experience success in team context. I think the only thing Lin can do and is doing is to try to be content with his BB situation and look for other endeavors beyond BB that makes him happier. I see Lin retiring from NBA and BB in about 3 years to pursue other endeavors.

    I mean the guy already gave more than his K value, so he already did his job. He should just view NBA games as chances to exercise and practice his shooting and stay above all the hoopla. If another opportunity comes to start, fine. If not, try to develop non-BB endeavors for his future after NBA.

    I think KHuang feels similarly, if I am not mistaken.

    I was just thinking it would be interesting if another Asian-American player joined NBA and played with a different style, i.e., playing for personal stats more, so that we can compare and see how the other player gets treated.

  • yellowshadow

    there are teams that will take a dump on hornets in the face, but pacer is not one of them. who do they have besides pg (whom MKG will be icing)? monta ellis, who is former shell of himself?

    teams like clippers, hornets, gsw, spurs, OKC are amongst the only teams that give hornets a loss so embarrassing that they’d go “soul searching.”

    next thing you’ll be telling me is you are expecting milwaukee bucks to give hornets a soul crushing defeat, lol.

  • donsmacau

    I see JLIN going to his dream starting franchise point guard job next season leading his team to many years of success.

  • donsmacau

    You think a loss to the Pheonix Suns or Denver Nuggets is an honorable loss?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    ..or Clifford isn’t better than BS or McHale.

  • heart

    That was one puzzling moment on that play where Cam Newton didn’t dive to protect possession of the ball. My guess is that he was thinking of protecting his body first bc he knew many heavy pounds will lay on top of him and he didn’t want to get hurt.
    We saw times and again, Lin would dive to get loose ball and pass to the open man. That was how he got Daniels the winning shot in Rox playoffs game. Lin was all about team first and winning and regardless who will get the glory, even if he might get hurt in the process…

  • webattorney

    Good insight into how Lin is thinking. I thought at least Hornets players and fans are better, so he should be happier in that context.

  • heart

    Let it be. Amen.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Clifford is slowly showing his true color in term of how he treated lin. I have more respect for BS because he at least tell you he’s an azz*^! ^, unlike this snake hiding its identity.

    Lin’s chinese language requesting for prayer spoke out clearly, his current situation has not been changed. ..

  • heart

    After Cliff started the “blame game” he lost my respect. That was one of the array of hopes I had for him to at least “not be a badmouth”, but I can see now that he’s like McHale or BS. Lin’s prayer request makes it clear w/o a doubt that he’s heading towards a tumultuous ride for the rest of the season unless a miracle happens.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I for one saw exactly who Clifford was since game 1 of the season opener. You’re a good person trying to give him the benefit of the doubt until….

  • rookie75094

    The Philadelphia game during Linsanity clearly illustrate the difference between MDA and clifford in terms of trust in Jlin….Jlin was shooting 1 for 10 (or 11)…but MDA still keep Jlin in the game where he blew up in the 4 quarter and led the comeback to beat the 76ers and allowing Spike Lee to talk trash to will smith and that was awsome….. clifford on the other hand…not so much trust to be observed…smh

  • aras

    wow this is possibly the saddest thing i have read on this board. Basically Lin should call it quits and be content being an average player for the rest of his career. does not have to go to a contender if he wants a starting job. i think Lin knows he needs to build his reputation up as a starter. Nets 76ers or whoever would be willing to give him a shot i say go there.

  • heart

    I read his motive for the Hornets plan after he started PJ instead of Lin. At that time, I was still giving him credit for “not badmouthing” Lin or playing the blame game. But since he started blaming the bench for the MIA loss, which we and objective fans knew that was not the case– it was KW’s 2TOs that had caused the loss. Then no mention or praise of Lin making the winning shots in Wiz post game. And in Bulls post game, he pointed to the bench for ‘lack of energy’ where he himself had dismantled it w/o giving any kind of structure or consistent minutes, playing starters over 30 min for them to pad stats, when the lead was up 20+ pts. Those actions are no different from what McHale or BS did to Lin.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ok why was my post removed?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Excellent point by point.

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  • Maknusia

    Thanks…ok here is the crude translation from Uncle Google

    1 Praise God continues to teach me how to get satisfaction and joy in Him. I regret and be honest, I did not enjoy my first five-year NBA career. Always feel something is missing, such as playing time, starting, healthy, game data, etc. into the playoffs to win the game. This year, I learned to slow down and enjoy every day I’m better every game than ever. Me some situation has not changed, but God is in my heart to do the work, I changed my view of things!

    2, I had a swollen ankle for a while like a tennis so much and a few other injuries, my teammates have affected this for me and my teammates health prayer.

    3. Please pray for my teammates salvation and to live a holy life. Many of them are willing to learn more about Jesus Christ or hope to establish good I’m glad to be able to be one of them, I hope our team can be filled with the Spirit

    4 Please pray for my prayer life. I want to make myself write the prayer diary for some time, and now finally get started, please pray for me so that I can continue to concentrate on listening to records Prayer and the Word of God, instead of just talking to God himself speaking straight

    5- Please can all the Lunar New Year family get together to pray, I hope you enjoy this happy hour. I hope you have the opportunity to share with family love and serve each other

    6. For those countries, high school and college students face res world) pressure (such as university admission) prayer. They want to experience God’s love and affirmation of Jesus Christ.

    7. Pray for all items you sent your sincere intercession share many of crisis, whether at work, salvation, mental illness of loved ones, trauma repair. Prayer items and so incredible. Let us put you in front of the living conditions regardless of how you still can concentrate on seeking God and feel His unconditional love and get beyond the people can understand peace to pray!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Really? Wow.

  • Darin Tanaka

    So I watched the replay last night on NBA league pass. Ballstreams is dead 🙁

    Anyway it seems to me that Lin is injured or he checked out mentally last night. Didn’t seem to really want the ball or be aggressive with it. My guess would be that since the starters were up so big in the game he didn’t feel like going hard especially with his ankle.

    Now that the starters are back, as long as Kemba, MKG, and Batum are healthy I think Lin’s minutes will be between 15-20 mpg for the rest of the season. Even though in my opinion he is better then all of them NBA politics is a real thing.

    The main thing for Lin this season is to play efficient basketball, play good defense, and help the Hornets win games. Hopefully this will give him some offers for 8+ million/yr so this way he can get more playing time. GMs will continue to sleep on him so I’m guessing he will again get $2-5 million/yr and be a backup PG next season sadly.

  • Last night mods just banned a real troll who tried incite racism & used “divide& conquer” strategy to create fights among JLin fans.

    I am concerned and noticed there have been an increase of negativity due to accusations among Lin fans due to difference of opinions so this is when real trolls tried to come in to stir up trouble.

    I would request true Lin fans here to be vigilant to maintain the positive environment with 80% positive and 20% negative (constructive criticism) posts to prevent trolls to infiltrate.

    Please refrain from calling fellow Lin fans troll and focus on the issues rather than the person.
    Spend more time on what we agree and celebrate about good things that JLin brings than what we disagree. It would take all of our effort to be patient with one another to create a positive environment here.

    I would also ask Mods to be more diligent in deleting posts that break the rules, including game time.
    Thank you for helping to maintain the positive environment for JLin fans.

  • please see my latest post for my concern and explanation on why it invites real Lin haters to come here.
    I didn’t actually remove it this time but it could be flagged or deleted by mods.

    thank you

  • grover chang

    I heard an interesting statistic that is very helpful for the Hornets playoff run. For the rest of the season the Hornets do not play west of the Mississippi. Less travel, means less fatigue and stress.

  • rookie75094

    This goes back to my concern for Jlin health….I hope that ankle is 100% after the asg….and beyond that…I hope he will pick and choose his playing style with the main goal is to stay healthy for his real team next year

  • BobbyH

    A remote possibility, just remote and my takes only.

    But could it be all the drama we saw since game 1 are all just smoke for the bigger picture?

    Recall a year ago, when Lin had an amazing 7 mini-Linsanity games after ASG 2015 in Lakers? During this stretch, BS magically let Lin play to death with ED on many PnRs. This period was just happened to be the week of Chinese New Year. Why BS would suddenly change his stubborn mind to release Lin’s leash? The only possible explanation is NBA told BS/Lakers to let Lin play his games during NBA promotion for Chinese New Year. If NBA was not high on Chinese market, why bothered to shot ads with Lin in it for Chinese New Year promotion? NBA sees Lin as the liaison and key to Chinese market.

    Lin shot another NBA Chinese New Year promotion this year. But why Hornets not showcasing Lin during Chinese New Year week this year? Hornets management are not that dumb for not utilizing Lin to maximum value. NBA must had told Hornets to do the same to let Lin play his games. But why NBA let Hornets marginalize Lin so much during these 3 games? A possible explanation: Hornets told NBA that they need to do some trade showcasing before ASG and the long term interests outweigh the short term loss on Chinese New Year rating. A tactic move behind a strategic master plan – to move KW and build a team around Lin.

    Yes, I might be crazy. Yes, I might be delusional. But call me that after ASG if KB is not traded or is not benched.

    Many signs point to this possible master plan:

    1. MJ said Lin is the biggest acquisitions this off-season.
    2. MJ actively seeking China sponsorship.
    3. MJ during games with apoplectic faces when KW scores like crazy but showed excitement when Lin played.
    4. Cliff marginalized the 2nd unit to depress the trading value of some key players, lamb, Troy, Kam, and of course Lin.
    5. Cliff played Walker/Batum in GT last game like death. Why risked injuries and fatigue on your key players on these meaningless games unless you want to pump up their trade values.
    6. Lin not driving much for the past 3 games. Could he be told not to risk for injuries?

    Well, I could be totally wrong. But if I am right, MJ not only was a great basketball player, he is also an amazing businessman.

    Hope I am right. Let’s see if MJ wants a gold mine or a lifeless NBA team with nowhere to go in 4 years.

  • rookie75094

    At this point…it’s que Sera sera….whatever it will be…will be…

  • DX

    Good analysis. But don’t think NBA will discuss player PT with teams, and teams won’t tell NBA about their inner management.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i knew it! Lin is going for the Shikamaru look (from Naruto). it’s taking form nicely

  • your son’s voltaire

    better than bs, worst than mahale

  • KHuang

    I just think that when Lin DECIDES to take charge and DEMANDS that his teammates play teamball, there’s little that his coach or even teammates can do or even want to do about it!

  • KHuang

    Totally agree.

    Besides, Lin’s going to POUND IT next game.

    Lin’s retirement from the NBA could come as soon as next season, if nobody wants him because of his race.

  • KHuang

    “Average” applies to players like Brian Roberts that cannot put up gigantic numbers in 20 minutes, NOT LIN!

  • donsmacau

    Not less travel – it’s more travel – Hornets are not a good road team, in fact quite the opposite they are quite bad on the road.

    Remaining Games
    Hornet Away Gms 17
    Hornets Home Gms 13

    And a ride on an airplane for 1 hour is not much different than 2 hrs. So not sure fatigue/stress plays any part whatsoever.

    If the Hornets play the way they played in Dec/Jan then the distribution of wins based on past propensity Home vs. Away – then they will be a below .500 team and likely miss playoffs

  • Dorothy

    Good analysis, but you miss one important point which is before Hornets trades Kemba, they must have Lin’s consent to stay. If so, then Lin would not feel so miserable again. I wish I am wrong though…

  • KHuang

    That many road games?

    Hornets are IN TROUBLE.

    Even after Lin takes charge next game, the bench can’t do enough damage in their 20 mpg to offset the poor play of the starters.

  • heart

    Let’s just say it’s a sliding slope downhill, until a brake (miracle) is turned on to stop the fall or miraculously carry it back up to the top…

  • donsmacau

    MJ has no interest in JLIN other than to see him come off the bench. Period.

    Hornets entire organization is bad for JLIN and most important JLIN knows it.

    Remainder of the season is play efficiently when get minutes and keep in contact with MDA.

  • heart

    Have you read Lin’s Prayer Request in Chinese?

  • BobbyH

    link?

  • heart

    Scroll down the page and you’ll see it. Yascar posted it.

  • Acbc

    Most Lin fans know that Lin loves the anime Naruto. I’ve been a fan of Naruto as well for a long time as well even before I knew who Lin was.

    Naruto was hated and feared by everyone in his village because he carried a demon within him, a demon that had trashed the village when Naruto was a baby. He suffered as an orphan. Instead of growing up hating everyone that had mistreated him, Naruto worked really hard to earn the love of people around him. Slowly he built a life and earned everyone’s trust and admiration by his “ninja way”. One of his friends said that Naruto had a gift for making people around him be his friend and that Naruto also made them feel as if they could follow his lead. I think Lin really identifies himself with Naruto because of these traits.

    One of the epic battles Naruto had was against a group of villians called “Pain”. They destroyed the Leaf Village and killed many people. Their goal was to bring about “peace” by subjugating all of the great ninja nations. Naruto fought them all and eventually confronts the leader of “Pain”.

    Pain asks Naruto why he resists them when the present ninja world was doomed to a cycle of violence and hatred. One clan kills another in battles and a cycle of revenge inevitably creates more and more hatred and violence. Pain asks Naruto what he feels in his heart, does he want to kill him and take revenge for killing his friends in the village? Naruto responded by saying that he feels so much anger and hate within him that it was all he can do to suppress that rage to smash him.

    Naruto eventually convince Pain to trust him that he will bring about peace in the world and that he would never allow his inner demons to change his heart to change the world. At that moment, the leader of Pain relents and sacrifices himself by using all of chacra to bring all the lives lost in the recent battle. Pain and his followers then promise to follow Naruto from now on.

    Naruto in the end didn’t want to just bring about peace in the ninja nations. What he did was conquer hate with love. That’s how Naruto changed a villain like Pain into believing in him. Naruto convinced him by not allowing the hate within him eat him up and tried to kill Pain. It was because Naruto chose to love instead of hate that he turn Pain into submission.

    Lin’s ultimate battle isn’t to just be a star basketball player. Lin is like Naruto, he is trying to change the world by showing that he can be successful without cheating, without pushing others down, without jealousy or selfishness. Naruto’s battle with Pain is much like Lin’s battle with pain. Will Lin rage and lose himself by succumbing to the ways of the world or will Lin be like Naruto and fight on with his ninja way to bring about change in this evil world.

  • heart

    I don’t know much about Naruto. Thanks for telling us the story.

  • heart

    So the final stage of his hairdo, Lin has to wear a band to wrap/keep his hair tied up in place?

  • BobbyH

    That doesn’t mean the plot is not realistic. We shall see after ASG.

  • Rick Johnson

    This picture from Joy suggests his ankles still might not be right. Would explain past few games and shooting. We know how Batum’s toe effected his shooting.

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/696865631157641216

  • grover chang

    Ouch. Didn’t realize that. Likely not make playoffs because every game counts now. Hornets wasted their cushion and I don’t see Lin being empowered enough to go on a winning streak.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Yes, the difference between the Hornets’ performance at home and on the road is marked.

    Overall, they are 26-26, but are 19-9 at home and 7-17 on the road.

  • your son’s voltaire

    if he is infact going for this look then yes, he’ll likely have something to wrap it up. do a search on google images for ‘Shikamaru’ and you’ll get tons of pictures. he’s got something like a man-bun but much more manly imo. its not very long and the ends sticks out. i’d call it an asian man-bun

  • adele

    Lol😊 you’re really a true fan.

  • adele

    Most of them are really negative I don’t even bother reading them.

  • cdblue10

    I’ve been saying it all along that he’s not happy with his present situation.He came in for a cheap contract knowing that somewhat he will be treated fairly but still being betrayed.As I said next year would be his break out year and not on this team!!!!!!
    I hope we will get some scoop after that big game against the Cavs because I guess that’s the tipping point of his mistreatment.

  • your son’s voltaire

  • your son’s voltaire

    example

  • adele

    That’s a big possibility. But you know what, if the miracle of Linsanity happened and the very reason why we are here in this forum, I still believe and pray that something bigger is still going to happen. I guess deep down inside of most Lin fans are praying and hoping that something bigger than Linsanity is going to happen to Lin. If he is destined to be a great person I think it will happen. I pray it will happen!🙏

  • webattorney

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/02/the-daily-show-demarcus-cousins-t-shirt#

    A funny yet biting spoof on Demarcus Cousins T shirt stuff. I laughed several times. Right on point.

  • webattorney

    Again, you are twisting what I posted. I am saying just try his best and be happy. Certain things are beyond his control. No need to get unhappy, etc. There is a certain point where if you have been doing your best, just try to find more satisfaction outside that ONE endeavor.

  • adele

    Very true. Very deceiving and more deadly than the previous coaches.

  • webattorney

    Lin has been doing his best or near best. At certain point, there is no point in being unhappy when certain matters are beyond your control. Maybe it’s a time that Lin tries to find other endeavors outside BB that will make him happier. Lin should take real pride that he tried very hard.

  • Rick Johnson

    This again? Kemba going all hero ball again tomorrow to try to get into the All Star game?

    https://twitter.com/AdiJoseph/status/697129425398317056

    https://twitter.com/JeffZillgitt/status/697129178320211968

  • yellowshadow

    wow…. you really stretched that one lol

  • Sesshie

    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here but I’ve been reading the posts regularly. As for JLin’s situation with the Hornets, I think his goal was to get some playing time to showcase his skills as a playmaker and prove that he should be a starting PG in the league, as well as disprove some of the myths about his weaknesses such as his defense. I don’t think staying long term with the Hornets was ever a possibility as long as the Hornets was committed to Kemba Walker. If JLin is satisfied with being a backup PG, or backup SG, or so called sixth man, I’m sure there are many other options out there.

    So if we look back to this season so far, I think JLin did have a few good games stats-wise and had a stellar performance as the starting PG against the Cavs, and the poor defense myth is slowly overturned, so I think he will have more options in the offseason, especially with the higher cap that allow teams to spend more, compared to the previous offseason where he thought the Hornets’ offer (1 year short term deal) was the best option for him.

    Regarding JLin’s reduced role in the last few games, it’s probably disappointing for both JLin as us fans, but the season isn’t over yet. If we look at the positive side, it’s probably good for JLin to rest his ankles more. Whatever is the deal with coach Clifford or the Hornets organization, that is something out of JLin’s control. As a JLin fan, I believe he will make the best out of his limited opportunity and leave it all out there. I have no expectation, but I hope and will be on the lookout for another game where JLin gets his opportunity to shine again. I will try to focus on the positive and the hope for a better future. For those that choose to take a pessimistic view of things, I suppose they had also thought that JLin would be out of the NBA after getting cut by GSW and Rockets and almost by the Knicks. And we all knew what happened next.

  • aras

    I believe Lin would have left a long time ago if he could find satisfaction somewhere else. Im glad Lin does not give up even though he has had it rough. He is only 27 years old and still improving his game. i’d be chocked if Lin retired at the age of 30. There are teams that need a PG. it does not need to be a contender like i have said, Lin needs to build his reputation as a starter. going to a mediocre team without much of any stars might not be a bad idea.

  • cdblue10

    I’m not unhappy at all,this is just me posting as a fan of Lin and basketball

  • webattorney

    Not talking about Lin fans. Talking about Lin. What Lin does or not has no effect on my happiness either except a little bit or less enjoyment in watching NBA. From his prayer request, he seems he is unhappy with his BB situation but is trying to make the best of it on daily basis.

  • cdblue10

    I didn’t read all your post,the only way he can be a happy is find a team and a coach that believes in him.

  • webattorney

    My very point is that since he tried and it doesn’t seem as if what you say will happen (starting), he should just be happy and be proud that he tried hard. And leave what he cannot control to whoever. I am also offering another avenue where he can be happier is to try to develop non-BB endeavors.

  • DX

    Lin has shown enough for being a start PG. He did lead team won Cavs, Raptors. In Hornets, he can’t get Kemba’s stats even Batum except they are out.

  • aras

    what the…eff did i just read..

  • Rick Johnson

    Might be a good market for PG’s in 2016. Hope JLin gets opportunity to show off more of his value after the All Star break.

    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/697140807359459328

  • webattorney

    I agree that Lin has shown that he has the ability to be a starting PG in NBA. However, I am not in a group who believes that the reason he is not starting is due to racism. I don’t have a strong position in this though.

  • Rick Johnson

    And they didn’t even want to talk to Lin’s agent over the summer. I really don’t want Lin to go there and save that organization unless ownership changes.

    @kc1nyk

    Report: Last month, #Knicks inquired about #Hawks PG Jeff Teague and PG Dennis Schroder. Talks didn’t progress due to NY’s lack of assets.

    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/697140550491885568

  • donsmacau

    Tiger Woods is an Area-51 Athlete
    James Harden is a “Grassy Knoll” Athlete
    Kobe is a “Lindberg Baby” Athlete

  • rookie75094

    Camelo is a duce underground base product

  • Sesshie

    Well, JLin could have gone into another field and be successful too, but he didn’t and chose to play basketball, a more difficult job with the odds against him. So I don’t think he would be content until he gets what he wants, to be a starter and play teamball. But he’s already successful and if he decides to pursue other endeavors, that’s okay as well.

  • Rick Johnson
  • basketball

    Only if Lin can make all-star game next year in Charlotte…that is if he remains a Hornet.

  • basketball

    I hope Lin is given a chance soon to produce that magic again we saw 4 years ago at MSG. There is something about the big spotlight like playing at MSG that brings out the best of Lin. He thrives in the big game and late situations. We know he performs his best late in games. Just watching that 3 pointer over Calderon against the Raps and that 38 point performance against the fakers was nothing short of magical…Man that should be happening for Lin, but for whatever reason it’s not.

    One can only dream, but I hope Lin is leading his own team in the East to the finals to have epic showdowns with Curry and the Warriors.

    Lin versus Curry in the NBA finals one day…I think the only person that believes this can happen one day is Lin himself.

  • Hope

    I feel for you jlin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Man, I think you’re stretching it…I’d love to see it, but you are dreaming big here…Nothing wrong with dreaming big, but sometimes, you have to be realistic…Kemba is the team franchise and he’s having a great year, so I doubt they trade him, specially when they are in contention of making the playoff.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree here…People who think Hornets are about to trade Kamba and give the key to Lin are simply not being realistic…Wishful thinking….There’s not much to suggest such a thing is in the work..

    All the trade rumors that kemba is on the block are fake…some guy in Tawaiin made those stuff up to get Lin fan excited…That’s very evil for someone to do something like that and get our hopes up for Lin.,

    Please, let’s not get our hopes up with fake rumors that Kemba will be traded so Lin can run the show…Clifford don’t even trust Lin to run the second unit, how is he going to trade the guy he trust in Kemba and than let the guy he doesn’t trust to run second unit to run the first unit.

    I hope Lin gets traded to Bulls or even the Knicks..that is if Dolan and Melo can swallow their pride and bring Lin back…They really need a PG and Lin would be a starter there.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Please stop with this BS rumor plot….It is more likely that Lin is the one that could be traded….Clifford loves Kemba too much to allow Jordan to trade him.

  • Jim

    or get traded to team that needs him

  • Jim

    Gosal >>>>>> Kemba
    not a snub
    If he wants to be an all star he better start playing like one

  • BobbyH

    If you take out the BS part, it would be much appreciated.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Please observe the site rule: No name calling. Please change it as soon as you see this message. Otherwise, the post will be deleted soon. Thanks for the cooperation.

  • Briiick

    Who is going to replace Jeff Teague for the Hawks ?

  • Rick Johnson

    No problem, just do another Kia commercial:

    https://twitter.com/DanWoikeSports/status/697166303946108928

  • Yascar

    Thank you for giving your perspective. Often when I’ve tried to express the same, I’ve been told I don’t want the best for Lin and that just isn’t true. I want the best for Lin just like everyone else but I’m just not sure an ideal situation exists anywhere in the NBA. Lin appears to be learning to slow down and be happy in his situation. That is not giving up on his dreams or becoming less ambitious, it is simply thriving and growing in a world that is imperfect.

    I do think he finds great joy in his foundation and I hope he will still find the time to grow that aspect of his life and interests.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like Atlanta is just planning to blow it all up. And they’re in 5th place in the East. Compared with the Hornets who are at 9.

  • your son’s voltaire

    JLin

  • Acbc

    Do you know how long that series is? It’s over 500 shows.

  • Yascar

    I think they wanted to contend after their success last season. Anything less is worth blowing the team up for.

  • CJSHYY

    Good to know this… LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Bc of this ASG replacement that’s why Kemba needed to be the big scorer for the team again?! smh!

  • Jim

    Ridiculous

  • Linzen

    JLin has a new blog up. But, I don’t know how to link it here. If you know how, please do. Thanks! 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Yes, that was the moment when Cam let the brass ring slip through his hands.

    Yep, JLin is a guy who comes through for the blessings he has, and he earns that moment in the sun. We are lucky to be able to be so close to that greatness with all the social media, various ways to watch, etc. When I was younger, there just was maybe 2 articles in the Sunday paper about someone great leader, role model.

  • Here u go. Thanks for the heads-up.
    click link for swollen ankle & hair pics

    Feb 9 Happy Chinese New Year!
    http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/85524036-happy-chinese-new-year
    Posted by JLin

    繁體 | 简体

    Since my last post, a LOT has happened! We played 17 games in 31 days in 13 cities…sheeeeesh!! This stretch was easily the toughest of the season, but we fought through it and ended the month pretty well. Our team can’t seem to catch a break with injuries, as people seem to be dropping left and right, but I know that the upcoming All-Star break will be huge for our team to rest and get healthy. Having said that, it’s been a pleasure to welcome back MKG to the lineup…his energy, defense and leadership has provided us with a much-needed spark!

    As you guys know, Chinese New Year is here, which brings back some memories. As a kid, I used to loveee Chinese New Year because of the red envelopes with money. It also meant an awesome potluck and family time! This year, we have a game on Chinese New Year, and my family won’t be in town so it definitely won’t have the same feel unfortunately. It’s also the year of the monkey, which happens to be the zodiac year of my mom and little brother (dragons are obviously the best, duh).

    Speaking of my little brother, he made the All-Star team as a rookie in the professional basketball league in Taiwan!! Although it’s been fun to keep up with his season, I definitely miss seeing him and my mom, who are temporarily living in Taiwan for the season. It’s been surreal watching Joe (aka JoeLinsta/WeiWei/BabyLin/Jodor) grow up. He’s a professional basketball player, sponsored by Adidas and has some awesome hair. Speaking of hair, I swear my hair is barely growing anymore. This process of growing it out has been soooo tedious. I don’t know how much longer my mohawk will be able to stand up.

    As for All-Star break, I can’t wait to go home. Mister Jonas made me really miss California haha. I remember landing after a road trip, and my entire car was caked in snow. On top of that, I had no ice shovel thing so I had to borrow one. It was my first experience driving in snow (I never had a car in college so I never dealt with these issues before). Lastly, I finally found some moto and ripped jeans that fit me. For those of you who don’t know, I have thunder thighs, which makes it impossible to fit into most skinny jeans and joggers, but after 2 years, I finally found some jeans that I can actually fit. You don’t understand how happy this made me lol.

  • Rick Johnson

    Thought his ankle was still bothering him. Wonder if Master Lo is back doing the acupuncture or someone else?

    Happy Chinese New Year!
    Posted by JLin

    http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/85524036-happy-chinese-new-year

  • Linzen

    Thank you Psalm!

  • CaliUSMC

    IM IN ATLANTA. LETS GOOOOOO

  • Linzen

    Looking at this picture now… I have mixed feelings about his playing time in the last two games.
    Is it just the angle? It still looks very swollen to me.

  • Acbc

    I’m totally disgusted seeing this swelling. This ankle looks like it’s swollen to the size of a golf ball. To put Ln in the way of harm by asking him to play is totally irresponsible.

  • Rick Johnson

    Part of it is the angle. But still looks swollen like the size of a lemon.

  • heart

    Thanks.

  • spiderman

    Looks bad –
    Should not have played last game. Should sit out next game

  • golfhacker

    You have to question the competency of the Hornets training staff to even allow Jeremy to play with an ankle that is swollen that much. Totally irresponsible.

  • donsmacau

    Got nothing to do with the medical staff. Clifford/Hornets FO call the shots and our always-willing-to-please JLIN acquieses – if Clifford begs JLIN to play defense for him and in the past dangled a Start then that’s the way it goes.

    I’ve said all along the conversation between Medical trainers and JLIN goes like this, : “how does it feel? JLIN: “feels ok”

    Clifford: “Great then you are playing”

    Hornets/Clifford === Care nothing for possible permanent, Steph Curry type 11 ankle injuries, 2 surgeries with potential career threatening implications.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Am thinking this is the work of Lin’s own doctor. Temporary masking of pain. He really should sit out and let it heal.

  • Rocky

    Had suspected the ill ankle for the past three poor performances, which were not Jeremy at all. He always responded “I’m ok” in many interviews. So, you really cannot judge from what’s announced in public. Odd is that Lin has not been listed as “questionable” or “day by day”. You have to wonder if the medical staff and Clifford are capable, or, they just don’t care and use Jeremy as disposable.

  • donsmacau

    Much longer than just three games.

    Have said for over a month JLIN has lost first-step explosiveness and he makes mid-air adjustments on his 3 pt attempts because the propulsion from his feet/legs inadequate and if you watch closely you can see limping and facial grimacing.

    They do not care; know JLIN is gone after this year.

  • donsmacau

    Needs to go back to the Bay area at ASB and visit Steph Curry’s ankle docs.

  • Rick Johnson

    He should rest and heal that but seeing as how tomorrows game would be the last chance to catch 8th seed before the All Star break I suspect he will still try to play on that.

  • Linzen

    I really hope he sits tomorrow and heal up during the all star break. The selfish Lin fan in me doesn’t want him to hurt and further destroy his own market value.

  • Lefon Jang

    Ankle injury takes forever to heal. Athletes would just tape it up and play through it. He must’ve re-aggravated it during the Cav’s game. The last two games you can tell he’s shutting it down by not going to the paint as much. Hopefully the Pacers game is a blow up for the Hornets otherwise knowing Lin he’ll crank it up a notch if needs to.

  • bolero

    JLIn just shows a pic without mentioning anything..at least now we know what’s going on with his bad game..

  • sport

    Same here, not like the team cherishes him anyway! No need to aggravate his injury for a temporary team.

  • spiderman

    Take Solace that season is almost over. Then on to better things (hopefully with MDA)

  • james brown

    with that kind of lump, i WILL NOT PLAY…LOL!!!!
    however, Jlin is different and maybe the rest of NBA Players for they are paid to play and if they can really play, they should..its up to the coach then how they will play an injured players.

  • sport

    Kemba is in no way a star! He’s barely a staring PG if not for Hornets favoritism! On another team he’d be backup!

  • Yascar

    Prayer requests 15 in English:

    1. Praise that God has continued to teach me contentment and joy in His presence. My first 5 years in the NBA, I can sadly, but honestly, say that I didn’t really enjoy them. There was always something I felt was missing (playing time, starting, health, stats, making the playoffs, winning, etc). This year, I have been able to slow down and enjoy each day/game more than ever before. Some of my circumstances haven’t changed, but my perspective has and that’s what God has been working out in my heart!

    2. Please pray for health for me and my team. My ankle looked like there was a tennis ball in it for awhile, as well as some other nagging injuries that me and my teammates have been dealing with.

    3. Please pray for the salvation and sanctification of my teammates. Lots of guys are open to learning more about or growing their relationship with Christ. It’s been very encouraging to be a part of and I hope that the Holy Spirit further fills our team.

    4. Please pray for my prayer life. I have been telling myself to start a prayer journal for a long time, and I will start it finally, but prayer that I would be consistent in maintaining the journal and that I would learn to effectively listen to God in prayer rather than only talking all the time.

    5. Prayer for families getting together for Chinese New Year to have fun family time. Hoping that everyone has a peaceful time and that family members love/serve each other.

    6. Prayer for the middle school, high school and college students dealing with the pressures of worldly success (i.e. college acceptance letters) and that they would find love and acceptance in God.

    7. Please pray for the many requests that you guys have sent in. You guys have sent in some incredibly honest and vulnerable prayer requests about job crises, unsaved loved ones, mental illnesses, traumatic experiences and more. Please pray that through everything life throws your way, you would first and foremost seek God wholeheartedly and feel His unconditional love and peace that surpasses understanding!

  • Rick Johnson

    2. Please pray for health for me and my team. My ankle looked like there was a tennis ball in it for awhile, as well as some other nagging injuries that me and my teammates have been dealing with.

    Still looks like there is a tennis ball in his ankle.

  • yellowshadow

    how dare cliff let my lin play like this!!!!

  • yellowshadow

    kemba will never be a top 5 guard even in the eastern conference. without naming my lin of course, but lowry, derozan, butler, irving, wall, teague all better than him by miles. wanna be all star? stop volume chucking and pass the ball and allow your team to win! how is a guard from a team who cant even make the play offs going to be in the all-star game????

  • your son’s voltaire

    #1 says it all. any more questions?

  • yellowshadow

    knicks organization is a mess! tangled strings everywhere, will take melo to get out of town before they can untangle it!

  • yellowshadow

    jlin would do well if hortford resigns with hawks! smart center with range and defensive awareness. one thing is, i dont want lin to go to hawks if he has to play on bench for dennis schroeder!!

  • yellowshadow

    he’s a valulable member of the clippers organization… and we’re willing to listen to trade offers LOL

  • yellowshadow

    look at all the injury DNP we had this season! hornets medical staff are ran by incompetent interns!

  • Yascar

    Questions about what? The main gist of it is that he has not always been happy (we all know that) and this year some of his circumstances have not changed but his main point is that his own perspective is changing. He also says he has more joy in every game now than before.

    That’s not much different from what a lot of us have been saying – his circumstances aren’t perfect but he chooses to be happy.

    Whether he is happy enough to stay remains to be seen.

  • your son’s voltaire

    yes, and unfortunately there is a certain stubborn someone on this board who still doesn’t get it

  • Yascar

    If you’re referring to who I think you are, I think he does get it. But that’s just my opinion. I could be wrong in that and I could be mistaken in many of my thoughts pertaining to Jeremy. I don’t feel the need to be right all the time – in fact in some ways, I’d rather be wrong for the good of Lin. But that doesn’t change necessarily my opinion of what is going on with him right now.

    The only thing I don’t like is being called out for not being a real or genuine fan just because I have a different opinion. I think that’s below the line. Everything else can be a little annoying, but I can respect.

  • your son’s voltaire

    having a difference of opinion is one thing but having an opposing opinion all the time is a whole different thing. and using “having a difference of opinion” excuse all the time is also becoming very cliche. if you’ve noticed, the other site is riddled with trolls using that very excuse. you’re being duped, but that’s my opinion. you can believe what you want

  • Yascar

    Fair enough. We can co-exist here.

  • Maknusia

    As many of us had observed JLin had reduced his drives bcoz of his ankle issues…at times he force it depending on game needs…Ankle takes longer time to heal…its pretty much standard SOP for most players to play thru it, unfortunately..

  • Maknusia

    its part and parcel of professional sport…

  • travis

    at least we now have a possible explanation of his erratic minutes

  • Lam

    Who got banned?

  • guest

    I’ve recently become an acupuncturist. JLIN, I’ll be your acupuncturist in the states! I’ve followed your career since LINSANITY! Tough guy, deserve the best and an opportunity to lead a team as a PG.

  • travis

    dopee

  • Dorothy

    I just sent this picture to my MD friend and he said the ankle is definitely swollen…

  • sport

    Just because of a fight? It’s not like he isn’t getting along with his teammates. Then again Clippers are never making it far in the playoffs so it might be a blessing in disguise for Blake.

  • yellowshadow

    didnt take a rocket scientiest dorothy! im fuming with anger!

  • sport

    With ankle swollen the size of a tennis ball, you’d medical staff and coach would sit JLin out entirely! Lin certainly has the right to sit out especially with only what 15 minutes of play time? And to think he beat the Cavs and out scored Lebron with his ankle looking like that?!

  • Thank you for posting it.

    I’ll create a new article on it

  • Dorothy

    I know, but some may say depends on the angle the picture is taken. That is why I sent to him to verify.

  • new article
    Jeremy Lin Prayer Request: Contentment and Joy; Tennis-Ball Ankle
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jeremy-lin-prayer-request-contentment-and-joy-tennis-ball-ankle/

    The latest prayer request by Jeremy Lin was emailed on Feb 9, 2016 to a group of people who will commit to pray for him. The 7 items offered an insight of the current struggle, thoughts and needs that his fans can pray to support him.

    – The 1st request was a praise for the continuing lesson of contentment and joy in God amidst the struggle in his 5 NBA seasons. Some might interpret this to mean that he will be content to stay in the current role, however imperfect it might be. Some others might argue that it simply validates Jeremy Lin is not fully enjoying this season. But it merely tells us that JLin tries to slow down and enjoy each day and game by relying on God despite the similar struggle (missing health/playing time/stats, etc.) in the past 5 seasons. Noone knows if he will stay or move on next season as it depends on external factors of available opportunities. As usual, he also request to pray for others (teammates, fans struggling with serious life issues, family fun during Chinese New Year) but also the alarming size of his swollen ankle as if it had a tennis ball in it.

    Let’s hope and pray that the 9-day All-Star Break will allow healing for his injured ankle

  • your son’s voltaire

    it should be determine by the size of the swelling.. golf ball = suit up, tennis ball = rest

  • yellowshadow

    what? its not like there’s not a bench full of guards (roberts, daniels) that can’t fill in for lin especially when he’s not being used as the primary ball handler. staff is killing lin’s stat and his nagging ankle injury. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

  • Maknusia

    it depends on mobility restriction (range of motion) when the medical staff evaluates and the severity of injury (sprain, tear…tendon, ligament).

    Some form of immobilization needed only when you observe the top of the foot leading towards the toes are swollen.

  • your son’s voltaire

    much better than my eye”ball” test lol 😀

  • Uh-Oh

    “I have thunder thighs, which make it impossible to fit into most skinny jeans and joggers”. Loll. I rather you have thunder thighs than to fit in skinny jeans and joggers.

  • Acbc

    I don’t agree, if it was any of the stars, they’d rest them for important situations like playoffs or end of season runs where every game is important. It is evident that they will abuse him until he breaks down. They don’t care about his future IMO.

    Lin would do them a lot more if they let him rest and get healthy. But they don’t really care.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, I already lost confidence and respect on Clifford for not giving JLIN credits when the credit is due. There is NO HOPE to seeking the justice in CHA; fortunately we still can pray hard for JLIN, pray the comfort and miracle from ABOVE!

  • yellowshadow

    if you’re playing lin with limited minutes and role… might as well let roberts or daniels take his spot while he recuperates >_>

  • adele

    And how come Felton sits with an injured pinky finger? I don’t understand.

  • adele

    Yes that’s what I’ve been saying all this time. Too many abuse in all angles.

  • Acbc

    I find it curious that Lin and Curry play for each other’s home town.

    I’ve talked a bit about Lin’s shooting form and how it’s been looking very good. The results aren’t there yet but technically it’s almost perfect. My analysis of his arm, elbow, shoulder and leg set was confirmed by a video I just saw on Stef Curry’s shooting on utube in a channel called NBA shooting.com / Stephen Curry. It’s a 2 part video that’s quite short but he points out all the things I’ve been saying about how Lin’s form is starting to mirror those biomechanics.

    As a tennis coach, I’ve learned to adopt the USTA high performance teaching methods. The technical skills of serve, volley, forehand, backhand, topspin, slice, drop shot, etc all fits into only 1 of 6 important facets of an aspiring pros complete game. Second technical skills are of speed, quickness and footwork. Third is endurance, stamina, toughness and power. Then comes a mental skill of strategy and tactics. The last two is emotional skills of mental toughness, balance and calm. The very last one is heart. I call this the one ring that controls it all. Having heart gives you the ability to endure emotional and physical attacks by never giving up and always believing in yourself and to build up a foundation of confidence.

    Basketball players are lucky that they don’t need to ever think about anything but go out to play. It’s the coaches duty to take care of all 3 what most people call the intangibles for the players. Unfortunately, Lin has not had any support in any of the 3 mental and emotional supports from any of his coaches except for MDA.

    The final step for a pro tennis player is to find what is called “ownership of your game”. That’s the acquired mental skill of timing of what strokes to use and when. It’s an acquired skill that comes from many battles and it becomes second nature without any thinking. Lin’s now trying to acquiring this “ownership of his shot”. Having the skill is one thing, how to use it in the flow, without thinking, that’s what separates a practice skill from a game skill. Considering how few touches Lin gets, it may take him longer to own his new shot form.