G52 CHA @IND Game Thread

With only 1 game left before the All-Star Break and Jeremy blogged entry showed the severity of his swollen ankle, JLin fans only wish for him not to play or not to do too much while playing to aggravate the ankle injury. Our hope is the 9-day break during All-Star Break will help his ankle to fully heal to have a strong 2nd half starting from Feb 19 for the final 30 games.

  1. Would JLin be able to bounce back strong after shooting 1-7 despite his swollen ankle?
  2. Does Clifford really need him to play against the Pacers when the starters are mostly healthy?

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s pray and hope that his ankle is healed 100% soon and he finds a way to find his shooting rhythm if he plays.


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  • blubell

    1st 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Hope Lin can have good game tonight.

  • DX

    3rd

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Any news if JLin is playing?

  • Michael

    You really have to stop doing that.

  • Michael

    Even Lins ankles are ballin…sry bad joke.

  • heart

    Look on the last thread. Hornets put up Lin’s pic for tonight’s game. We’re guessing they want him to be available to play.

  • your son’s voltaire

    he’s been playing with two bad ankles. i don’t see why clifford would rest him now. my guess is he will play

  • adele

    They’re the 9th seed so Clifford wants to win and will use and abuse Jlin again. Sigh!😢

  • blubell

    You really have to stop doing that.

  • TTNN

    two?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Hornets is so desperate – must win at all costs

  • your son’s voltaire

    i may be wrong but wasn’t he still nursing an injury to his left ankle? or did he re-injured his right ankle?

  • Lefon Jang

    Strictly marketing! Charlotte Hornets rank in bottom 5 of NBA local ratings. They’re using Lin to boost rating. Sick of that same old love?

  • Check out what the Hornets said about the “Crying MJ meme”

    MJ with Lin Mohawk!
    https://twitter.com/sportingnews/status/697508956164456448

  • adele

    Any suggestion what poster I will have to bring to the game on the 21st? Do I have to put up Jlinportal.com?

  • heart

    I think I heard re-injured his right ankle. He was wearing the brace on his right ankle.

  • Rick Johnson

    For those curious about the origin of that meme:

    Deadspin: How Crying Jordan Became A Thing
    http://deadspin.com/how-crying-jordan-became-a-thing-1757298714

    Wall Street Journal: Michael Jordan Surges on Web as ‘Crying Jordan’
    http://www.wsj.com/articles/basketball-legend-surges-on-web-as-crying-jordan-1454531219?cb=logged0.1720610479824245

    Michael Jordan’s Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech

  • heart

    I know you’ll think of something good. Remind us on that day… maybe I can think of something creative by then…

  • travis

    im going to that game too!

  • NONONO

    Lin PG Matters

  • NONONO

    Lin PG Matters!

  • zxcvb

    http://www.theplayerstribune.com/chauncey-billups-nba-letter-to-my-younger-self/

    Great article By Chauncey Billups on his late-bloomer career that can apply to Lin as well:

    “In the NBA, everything needs a story attached to it — a rumor, a label, a whatever. I know that sucks…But it’s one of those things that you’re simply going to have to accept and move on from. Perception is going to bite you a few times.”

    “The truth is: This league is built on a game — but it runs as a business. And a lot of guys are real nice, real nice … right up until the moment where you threaten their spot.”

    “You’ll still be a proven role player, no matter what, and you’ll be able to go right back to that. But you won’t want to go back to that. You’ll have worked too hard, and overcome too much, to go back to that.”

    Maybe Jared Jeffries in Denver can arrange a nice pep talk from Chauncey over the AS break. Billups can speak from personal experience, not getting his chance to shine until he was 29.

  • Spot

    NY ❤ Lin & D’Antoni

    You can add JlinPortal.com Below =)

    Anyway, I saw Prokhorov doesn’t want to trade away Lopez and Young so, maybe, it’s better for Colangelo, D’Antoni and Jeremy of course, to stay away from the Nets.

  • donsmacau

    Lopez, C and Young, PF and both good players who would be excellent on the P&R with JLIN.
    So not sure why Bryan Colangelo, D’Antoni , and JLIN might want to stay away from Nets.

    If Colangelo gets the GM (he is frontrunner) and hires MDA from his father at 76ers then I believe next season JLIN goes to Brooklyn as starting point guard.

  • adele

    Why? I thought Lopez and young is good. Maybe Lin will make them better like Novak

  • adele

    You really like that huh!

  • adele

    Are you bringing a poster?

  • adele

    Thank you Heart. Appreciate it.

  • Spot

    If Colangelo is hired he won’t waste time and will bring D’Antoni and Jeremy ASAP cause they don’t have picks.

    To me, owners doesn’t have to interfere with GM’s work. We’ll see what happens.

  • Linzen

    If that happens, I am sure Nets will go straight to playoffs.

  • travis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STZpreTPnSk j lin highlights when he played in the cba, never even knew haha

  • travis

    idk, ive never been to a game so i kinda want to sit back and enjoy the game

  • Spot

    I thought Lopez couldn’t pick n roll but probably I’m wrong 🙂

  • How about “Hello from the outside! Signed Adele”? =)

    Or “Linning Time!”

  • NONONO
  • NONONO

    Wow, never heard of it. Nice. ..

  • NONONO

    Because it really matters for Lin, Lin fans, the team which really wants to play team ball and win.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Niceee. Playing so freely. What joy for him.

  • LinMad
  • NONONO

    I kept avoiding use race as the reason Lin has hard time in is career until I just watched Linsenity on Netflix again today. He described the tough time to get in DI basket ball program. “If I was black, I think I would had easily got basketball Scholarship.”

  • LinMad

    scholarship*

  • NONONO

    Thanks

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …because he has tattoos?

  • LinMad

    yes and probably connected with the triads

  • John Focker

    No need to avoid it since David Stern himself commented that ethnicity was an adverse factor in Lin’s career.

  • Sophie Paris

    Nice man :p

  • LinMad

    when did David Stern say this?

  • Linzen

    Lin having his back wrapped now. 🙁
    Is there a back problem too?

  • yellowshadow

    absolutely man. i am asian and i did high jump in high school. jumped 6’6 and tied for 2nd in the state tournament. did not get any offers, mails, phone calls, nada from any colleges.

    every time i go to a new basketball gym, i always get picked near last and i have to show them i can ball before they realize it. black guys on the court DID NOT LIKE guarding me because they hated looking bad in front of their boys by a yellow man.

    the only reason asians dont have racial sensitivity is because our stereotype is usually good (nice, smart), but make no mistake when it comes to athletics we are looked down upon… especially basketball.

  • Dorothy

    nooooooo

  • LinMad

    its funny because basketball isn’t even a very manly physical sport. It’s not like football where you get tackled over and over again.

  • Alain Gervais

    he always does that

  • Uh-Oh

    “Helloooo, it’s your BrookLin fan , Adele”. (I know you may not be from Brooklyn but you watch the game in Brooklyn, therefore haha. ^_^)

  • Linzen

    Okay good.

  • Linzen

    hahaha there is a game going on, and I am just looking at the bench. lol

  • CaliUSMC

    This guy looks like a jacka*s. wtf Lol

  • sport

    It’s too bad Joe Lin isn’t in NBA as well. Lin brothers would make a great duo.

  • Lefon Jang

    They look bad when you dunk over their head!

  • CaliUSMC

    Has to be an Asian dragon tattoo also Lol

  • cdblue10

    good defense but resulted in a dunk what is this commentator drinking?lol

  • LinMad

    It looks like Kemba isn’t playing ISO as much as he did before.

  • cdblue10

    Nice game so far

  • LinMad

    its so sad that all the good bigs are on the starting unit and not so useful bigs on the bench…

  • Alain Gervais

    well Al will be back soon. Hopefully he starts so we can get Zeller back

  • orLinaryjoe

    What game, lol?

  • LinMad

    I don’t see Al fitting in the starting unit anymore. They might put him in with the bench which is even worse. But i’ll take Al over Hawes any day.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • heart

    Don’t like to hear Cliff yelling top of his lung and micro-managing every play on court… SMH!

  • LinMad

    he’s like that. Been doing it all season.

  • heart

    I know, that’s why I’m sick of it!

  • sport

    Just shows he cares about winning. Prefer the coach standing most of the time and being into the game like soccer coaches then sitting on the bench.

  • heart

    Standing is fine, but not CONSTANT yelling on every play! Please…

  • NONONO

    Many Asian kids are too nice so that some people thought they were soft or weak. Lin is a good example in his career. I bet he never got into fights with other players no matter how rude or even violent other players did to him. He did not even show he was mad or angry.

  • LinMad

    Lin in btw, not sure if he’s goign to touch the ball.

  • CaliUSMC

    BS preferred standing but was a mute with his arms-crossed. Only diff is he does not care about winning!

  • travis

    Potential bench unit lin lamb mkg frank big al

  • LinMad

    what about Hawes?

  • sport

    MKG is heavily valued by Hornets I doubt he’d be benched unless Cliff overlaps his minutes with bench unit.

  • LinMad

    Looks like PJ was just taking MKG’s spot. He’s no longer playing. I think PJ should be in the bench for a little more defense

  • travis

    No hawes lol

  • NONONO

    On golf, fencing and other skills demanding sports, it is different story.

  • travis

    Agree probably not likely but would work with Hairston starting T the 3

  • LinMad

    This whole time Lin only touched the ball once. I’m going to count how many times he touches it on offense.

  • Lefon Jang

    the whole team is icing him

  • LinMad

    touched it twice but after having to ask for it…and he passes to Kemba for a layup

  • travis

    Spencer hawes is really hurts lins spacing at times

  • Linzen

    Lin was wide open and Frank forced up a shot!

  • cdblue10

    Kaminsky doesn’t shy with the ball

  • Alain Gervais

    ohh wow he shot it surprised.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin still not involved

  • travis

    Kembas playing real good so far

  • LinMad

    So I counted, Lin touched the ball 3 times so far on offense but each time he touched it he passed the ball to Kemba and walked away. So something tells me he’s not being used for offense again.

  • yellowshadow

    will we ever see lin play on a team with a good pick and roll center ever again?

  • sport

    After that tennis ball ankle photo you still expect him to go to the rim?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He can’t go by himself to a big wall.

  • Alain Gervais

    He has played with that injury for a while now. So i expect him to play like he was before during the same injury.

  • sport

    Ed Davis was great but they didn’t get to play much together for tanking and jealous reasons.

  • travis

    It’s not a good situation right now with hawes and kamisnky

  • LinMad

    If it isn’t Kemba, it’s Batum with the ball while Lin is on the side watching. I think this team is icing Lin.

  • sport

    Or his ankle limits his movements so he can’t do much?

  • travis

    The problem is their not using hawes as a spot up shooter enough he’s hanging around top of the key trying to get the ball to play make

  • adele

    Funny🤓

  • Dorothy

    3333333333333

  • sport

    One of the reasons why he looks so bad is because he’s been playing and not giving it enough time to heal! Just cause he played perviously doesn’t mean the injury’s not worst! There’s a reason why Lin posted that blog post with a photo of his ankle!

  • Linzen

    Good! Stick with the game plan. If needed, stand in the corner. lol

  • LinMad

    333333

  • NONONO

    333333333

  • heart

    KW: 0 Assist for 12 minutes, 1Q!

  • LinMad

    See how Batum or Kemba has to babysit the 2nd unit? I don’t like that the coach doesn’t allow Lin to carry the 2nd unit.

  • Lefon Jang

    wow league pass just showed that 3

  • Dorothy

    222222222222222

  • LinMad

    22222

  • Sophie Paris

    Go Lin ^^

  • yellowshadow

    lin <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

  • MoominFloren

    But use his injured ankle for defense?!?
    I wish he sits and get traded though the chance is like 0.1%

  • aras

    thats more like it Lin looking for his shots this game

  • LinMad

    Lin is catching and shooting more now. Which is not really his butter but that’s what he has to work with since this lineup can’t do anything in the interior.

  • Once Kemba is out, Lin became a scorer =)

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats what I’m talking bout Lin

  • Alain Gervais

    When Lin drove i notice he couldn’t jump that high so yea no driving but mid range is there

  • LinMad

    wow, Hawes has bad court vision. Lin was asking for the ball

  • Dorothy

    22222222

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin dunked

  • LinMad

    First dunk of the season!

  • Alain Gervais

    He can jump just fine

  • travis

    Oh my lawddd

  • yellowshadow

    linsanity engine is roaring

  • cdblue10

    hahaha,I think the ankle isssue is a close book

  • sws94

    DUNK!!!!!!!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Lin stock on the rise!!

  • NONONO

    Dunk???

  • DX

    Dunk, WOW!

  • aras

    SHUT THE EFF UP CLIFF OH MY EFFING GOD HE KNOWS HOW TO GRAB A BALL MY GOD

  • travis

    And he got the Steal!

  • TTNN

    Lin dunk?

  • Alain Gervais

    Ive seen him jump a little high but its good to see he can jump pretty good

  • yellowshadow

    GUYS IM GETTING PUMPED UP! SOMEONE HOLD ME BACK!!!!

  • heart

    Dominique Wilkins has definitely toned down his take on Lin. More positive…

  • Alain Gervais

    yep

  • haha,,, JLin’s 1st DUNK of the YEAR!!!!

  • sport

    Darn it I was having dinner and missed all of Lin’s points. He was taking it easy when Kemba was on the floor and then played well with Batum and 2nd unit! 7 points!

  • TTNN

    LOL

  • DX

    Lin is dunking the unhappyness out!

  • NONONO

    Lin got mad

  • travis

    I haven’t seen his explosion on his drives yet

  • golfhacker

    Dominique is with Atlanta 🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    I see some offense running through Lin

  • Alain Gervais

    lol he was so nice i didn’t know it was him

  • sport

    How are you able to listen to Cliff’s yelling? What feed are you using? O.o

  • zxcvb

    Kemba didn’t pass to Lin AT ALL, but Batum, Hawes and Frank are giving him lots of touches.

    Lin’s body language is still poor, but he’s actually getting touches, so he’s made some shots so far.

  • cdblue10

    another assist

  • NONONO

    After he complained

  • Alain Gervais

    Bench is back

  • zxcvb

    Kemba out, Batum in a sharing mood.

  • LinMad

    Good assist from Lin to Lamb

  • aras

    league pass bruh

  • cdblue10

    steal,assist,dunk,7 points…omg

  • Singapore BB Fan

    With a “tennis ball” ankle he can now leap higher. Never thought that can be a weapon.

  • LinMad

    WOW That back pass by Lin.

  • travis

    Wowowow

  • aras

    lin is back

  • yellowshadow

    damn son, whose acupuncture practice did jeremy go to? sign me up!!

  • travis

    Eddavis throwback

  • What a great sequence.. Batum pushed the ball up to Lin in transition, found Lamb for 3!!!

  • sport

    LOL wow this is looking like a blow out! And Lin’s looking great! Hitting shots and easy passes for assists!

  • cdblue10

    The game is becoming easier and easier for him

  • NONONO

    Nash style pass!

  • aras

    this shows how important it is for the second unit that Lin delivers

  • Alain Gervais

    Nba has great doctors. MKG coming back is amazing given his injury

  • heart

    LIN: 2 Assists, 8:19minutes, 1Q.

  • Another great fasbreak with JLin leading the way with the bounce-back pass to Frank for the DUNK!

  • LinMad

    max contract for Lin.

  • zxcvb

    Look at Lin — a real leader. He could’ve shot himself twice, but gave it to Lamb (and then Frank) to get them started since they haven’t been scoring much.

  • Linzen

    BF1111111111111111

  • Alain Gervais

    Like lin said if he gets going the bench will be good

  • Pacers GM: “SIGN THIS JLIN UP!!” lol

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Only Marvin without a point!

  • travis

    They could really use him too

  • sws94

    2 Beautiful passes and a dunk. Shots falling. Beautiful.

  • yellowshadow

    look at the lead since lin came in $(n_n)/$

  • LinMad

    yep thats exactly what he said last game.

  • this could be really great if JLin impressed them
    At least 1 more offer =)

  • LinMad

    Funny how Lin only gets to play like this when Kemba sits. He isn’t the guy who brings the ball up and passes to Kemba. He becomes unleashed.

  • travis

    Truee

  • Linzen

    Listen to Pacers, they talk good about Lin… really good.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Is Kemba asking to come back in??

  • sws94

    I’ll take that TO. It was one of aggression.

  • LinMad

    like usual. Lin’s TOs are worthy.

  • yellowshadow

    “coach lemme in, i dont want jeremy to score more than me…”

  • adele

    Lin dunking now? Cool but careful on that ankle

  • cdblue10

    it looks like it

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Was it like in a little girl’s voice?

  • golfhacker

    Probably begging.

  • aras

    it hit a pacers player tho. at least it looked like it changed direction

  • LinMad

    who will come out for Kemba? Lin or Lamb?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Very cute.

  • LinMad

    ok Lin is out.

  • zxcvb

    Gotta keep those stats down.

  • yellowshadow

    what happened to kemba? he used to try on defense.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Getting too hot.

  • zxcvb

    ??? He never plays defense. Saves energy for offense like Harden.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Cody +1!

  • yellowshadow

    i mean like when he first came in the league… even last year… this year he is OUT OF CONTROL on defense.

  • sws94

    He has his mojo tonight. Nice minutes.

  • LinMad

    nice pass by Batum

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Superstar” status does that to you. If he was losing his job, then…

  • cdblue10

    This team is good

  • That Lin’s no-look pass is contagious to Batum =)

  • aras

    yep he looks like his mindset is on the game and not something else

  • sport

    Yup! Unselfish pass that Walker won’t make!

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s ankle is not the problem (the picture wasn’t even from the same day). It’s swollen but he can clearly play well on it. The problem was always the same — not getting touches.

    He got jack in the 1Q because Kemba didn’t pass to him once (unless it was to run a play for himself). In the 2Q, Lin got 7p/2a in a flash once Batum was sharing the ball (which he wasn’t the past 2 games).

  • travis

    Kemba the shooting guard is very solid

  • heart

    KW still ZERO Assist!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    He is not really holding the ball anymore.

  • LinMad

    i know, he is made for shooting.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The undersized shooting guard; extremely undersized!

  • travis

    0 assists but no complaint from me

  • travis

    Which is why he’s a perfect 6th man lol

  • LinMad

    exactly what I thought. The past 2 games I didn’t think Kemba or Batum shared the ball with Lin enough. This game, Batum allowed Lin to run the offense more.

  • travis

    I wouldnt mind this rotation if coach puts lin back in around 2 min mark for batum

  • yellowshadow

    would be hard for batum to play his 40 minute game if he was subbed out

  • Alain Gervais

    Datum is averaging a ton of minutes

  • travis

    So unnecessary

  • LinMad

    30+ minutes Lin is no more. He’s now a 20 minute player. Some times less when his buckets don’t fall.

  • Kemba is a great scorer but he shall not pass in the lane

  • yellowshadow

    chuck first pass never!

  • LinMad

    Cliff is trying to sell Batum to Hornets FO.

  • bad things happen when he passes in traffic

  • travis

    Batum hasn’t been doing much last few possessions give let lin close the quarter why play batum 40 mpg?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    When his buckets fall, when he dunks the ball, when he is making assist, he will be benched for outshining their super (small) point guard.

  • LinMad

    Just imagine if Lin had the same opportunity as Batum in regards to touches and playing time. 35-40 minutes per night…Linsanity every day.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Like him as “spark of the bench”

  • Sinfinite

    Looks like Lin taught Kemba his explosive speed and change of pace.

  • travis

    When he’s looking to score only off ball he’s much more unpredictable

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Two Jeremies bust the game wide open and then they were benched for playing too well.

  • LinMad

    wait a minute, Frank is a starter now?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Smaller guards are usually easier to take off.

  • Lefon Jang

    I guess coz he made shots tonite

  • LinMad

    ya it’s a no win situation. he will be benched whether he’s good or not. If he’s good, he just gets a few more minutes than usual.

  • no just close the 2nd quarter for Marvin Williams who is 0-2

  • heart

    Their future core starters on the floor.

  • Alain Gervais

    Marvin couldn’t guard his man because of height

  • wow, Pacers D is pretty bad allowing Hornets to score 60 pts in the 1st half
    60-43

  • who’s he guarding?

  • travis

    Their offense looks bad too

  • orLinaryjoe

    Forgot to teach him how to facilitate. Intermediate lessons.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why on the earth the SG guard, Batum in the Hornets shot less than the undersized PG, Walker?

  • travis

    Collins referred to that lineup as the lineup the fo envisioned for the future so maybe those 5 are who they are favoring

  • LinMad

    ugh I hate having to wait half of 2nd quarter, half time and then full of 3rd quarter before Lin comes back in. That’s such a diva pleasing rotation. Cliff has been investing a little too much in the starters these past few games. A game where BF1 was alive, he still does the same thing.

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba is a ball hog. Don’t be like Kemba.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin finally dunked this season! So happy! He’s got his mojo back!

  • JLin with 7pts/2asts/2stls in 11 min
    3-5 FGM, 1-1 3FGM + 1 Huge Runaway Dunk

    Quite a good showing with a bad ankle!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Bench went wild

  • travis

    Batum is the pg

  • Alain Gervais

    myles turner who scored 8 of 13 of the pacers first points

  • cshot

    hows j doing today!????

  • cshot

    he DUNKED?????

  • LinMad

    lol the comments. They think he may have traveled. Haters always hating.

  • sport

    Question is why doesn’t Lin dunk more? His is jumping not high enough or what?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    How could u miss that!? You’re a little late

  • heart

    Wow, Lin was Dunking w/ a swollen ankle too! Thank God for Speedy Healing!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He needs an open lane to dunk.. Not as easy as u make it seem

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No wonder some of fans here told us that Hornets players are used to playing out of position.

  • sport

    LOL dunking when his ankle is swollen, so I hope he’s dunking more once fully healed!

  • cshot

    just got off work and came home :((((( can’t believe i missed it…

  • Linzen

    Lin in his last interview, “I am the leader of the 2nd unit. When I play well, the bench will play well. I guarantee it.”
    Guess what, he plays well.

    Lin true leader! BF1!!!

  • sport

    Great when playing with Batum, iced with Kemba. 7 points including a dunk and 2 asssits and then benched.

  • LinMad

    past 2 games, it looked like Batum was PG for both units. It’s frustrating how the coach is trying to sell Batum as PG over players who have been PG for many seasons and have the better skills to facilitate.

  • cshot

    ahhh i hope he gets a fair shot this time

  • DX

    No, there is clap between 3 steps.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lamb then shot 3 out of 3.
    We are Jeremy Brothers.

  • It’s a great surprise in a fastbreak!

  • Yascar

    Yep and it was a thing of beauty.

  • Linzen

    don’t worry, just wait for the highlight.
    Then loop it like 1000 times.

  • bolero

    maybe he’s pissed, that’s why he dunked today..lol. noticed he landed on his left foot..

  • sport

    Not sure but it might be another blow out win.

  • cshot

    found a vine and currently in awe

  • bolero

    check the vine below..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    “You can’t catch me! I’m hot.”

  • cshot

    did he really say that??

  • Linzen

    we all are… still… lol

  • Acbc

    Lin is pissed.

  • LOL Look at the HUGE bench reaction to JLin’s dunk
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/697582908521979904

  • your son’s voltaire

    well, he’s a dunking machine LOL

  • LinMad

    Lamb plays well when all he does is shoot or score.

  • bolero
  • Linzen

    Yup. Last post game interview. He was asked about the performance of the bench.

  • Lefon Jang

    nice dunk but better pass!

  • JLin the Air Traffic Controller ..
    Clear the path for Frank to take off for the JAM!

  • cshot

    holy sheet jeremys got some swag this game!

  • bolero

    another camera angle on JLin’s dunked
    https://twitter.com/BringBackTheBuz/status/697587584474726400

  • LinMad

    Lin just needs to focus and play for longer Jun Liu’s highlights.

  • LinMad

    Coach Silas giving props to bench, Jlin, Jlamb and Frank.

  • Joe what do you know

    It certainly looked like the case in real time. But I just played it in slow motion, 2 steps after he received the ball with 2 hands. On the 2nd step he began the dribbling motion. No travel there…

  • LinMad

    they are hurting us right now

  • LinMad

    imo, i think Batum doesn’t fit on this team. Coach is trying to sell him as a PG/facilitator but his passes are not on point 50% of the time.

  • Lefon Jang

    and he has high TO

  • Bad shot selection by Kemba but good rebound by MKG

  • cdblue10

    ooohhhhh

  • aras

    NOOO

  • MKG is down!!
    holding the shoulder 🙁

  • Alain Gervais

    hopefully he is find.

  • LinMad

    crap if he gets injured…

  • cshot

    r u serious?!!!

  • Was that the shoulder with previously torn labrum?

  • heart

    Now, Cliff really needs Lin. Please PRAY for Lin’s protection from injury too, Guys/Gals.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Zeller has picked up his double double already.
    The Hornets are beasting.

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • cshot

    yes sheeeeeet

  • LinMad

    it looked like his left shoulder was the one that got more impact

  • Dorothy

    3333333333333333

  • sws94

    MKG. So sad.

  • cdblue10

    333

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    33333333

  • Joe what do you know

    Batum has lazy passes… Most of the time I thought he was passing a beach ball….

  • LinMad

    333333333333

  • aras

    LIN!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets plays no defense.

  • aras

    hope hes ok

  • sport

    Big lead, slacking off.

  • NONONO

    Hate to see MKG go down.

  • LinMad

    mkg gone, our bigs are exposed.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin might start if MKG keeps him out rest of the season

  • heart

    Mahinmi fell or sat on MKG’s left arm. It must have hurt!

  • sport

    MKG rushed back way too quickly. Hope he’s ok but he was holding his shoulder that had surgery :/ He’s a great player really hope he fully heals before returning!

  • yellowshadow

    donsmacau where you at? didnt you tell me pacers were gonna roll hornets? xD

  • LinMad

    nah PJ will go back in?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    It looks like MKG tore his labrum again.. Knew he came back too early

  • sport

    Obviously yes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Roll under!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Nope PJ is DNP now.. No way they go back to him now

  • NONONO

    Clifford uses MKG cover Kemba’s weak defense too much.

  • KL

    He should not have rushed back from the injury.

  • LinMad

    i thought it was his right shoulder

  • NONONO

    It is not too early because playoff race. But Clifford used him too much even it did not need too.

  • LinMad

    batum passes…makes me smh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Walker and Batum starts missing shots.

  • I am The Jason

    He is DNP only b/c MKG is playing.

  • NONONO

    If Lin pairs with MKG, they would be the best on both ends without overhelp for defense for both of them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bench Walker!

  • LinMad

    offense running through Batum and Walker right now and Pacers are catching up

  • yellowshadow

    lin’s moving around cutting and setting picks… rest of hornets are just standing there isoing like nuh.

  • sport

    Lin with the steal?

  • cshot

    of course they ice out lin again

  • your son’s voltaire

    ya

  • heart

    Did he run out the .24 sec shot clock again?

  • yellowshadow

    and assist d(*_*d)

  • LinMad

    Lin’s reflection leads to a bucket we haven’t made in so long…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Walker has missed all his shots this quarter!

  • your son’s voltaire

    cody assist

  • NONONO

    Lin has 3 STs already?

  • yellowshadow

    nba gamecast just tacked it as his 3rd assist

  • zxcvb

    Kemba completely refuses to pass to Lin. It’s hilariously transparent.

    He got SCARED by that Cleveland game. Like Billups said, “Guys are real nice until you’re a threat to them.”

  • sport

    Clear as day, Kemba always icing Lin and going for his isos when Lin’s on the floor!

  • LinMad

    Lin knows he’s not 1st-4th shooting option when he’s on court with Kemba and Batum. He’s 5th option. Can’t wait until Kemba and Batum sits.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The rotation of Clifford is incredibly stupid.

  • your son’s voltaire

    oh. i’m going by yahoo. but nba gamecast should be the correct one

  • yellowshadow

    kemba 6/14 shooting, such efficiency ~_~

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just hope Walker stops shooting.

  • LinMad

    Lin can only get his when Kemba is sitting.

  • LinMad

    that crazy behind back pass by Lin to Batum. True PG

  • aras

    NICE ASSIST LIN!

  • Dorothy

    22222222222

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is catching up with Walker in points. They’re going to bench him soon.

  • NONONO

    I am so convinced Clifford used Lin and MKG to cover Kemba’s defend weakness and save energy for Batum so Lin and MKG all have to overhelps on defense and got more chances to be injured.

  • LinMad

    22222222

  • sws94

    Great things happen when Lin touches the ball. Curry like in that behind the back pass to Batum? He looks wonderful tonight.

  • yellowshadow

    if not for mr freeze kemba walker, this could have been a linsanity game T_T

  • 808JL7

    Behind the back pass to Batum for JLin assist.

  • LinMad

    Cliff treating Batum like he’s his son.

  • sport

    Why wasn’t that behind the back pass from Lin to Batum for the 3 not an assist?!

  • yellowshadow

    was wondering about that too… ROBBED AGAIN! CANT OUTSHINE KEMBA!

  • sport

    Did they count that?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Paul George picked up his 3rd stupid foul with 0 zero left.

  • NONONO

    12 pts,3 STs,3 ASTs

  • LinMad

    it didn’t count?

  • Alain Gervais

    That one was counted, the one to kamensky where he drove to the basket wasn’t

  • LinMad

    no that counted i think.

  • sport

    No doubt Kemba’s jealous and afraid of Lin and purposely ices him out just like Harden. But let Lin take it easy since Hornets are wining by huge lead for entire game.

  • your son’s voltaire

    color commentator says “they (Hornets) want you to take those kind of (contested) shots”. but little does he knows, the Hornets also likes to take those kind of shots

  • Alain Gervais

    No i checked the stats on espy as it happened and it wasn’t

  • Briiick

    Lin is doing excellently even without an ankle.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Paul George gives up 3 FTs to Walker!

  • aras

    Man i really dig pacers commetators…prob my favorite ones.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba’s luck is amazing, lol. Wasn’t even going to get that shot off — ball was still in his hands with 0.1s left.

  • heart

    Cliff had admitted that he used PJ to cover defense for NB. So we can also conclude that he uses Lin is to cover defense for KW.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What’s wrong with Clifford! Walker and Batum has played the entire 3rd Q.

  • LinMad

    ok email NBA

  • Rick Johnson

    Charlotte Hornets PR ‏@HornetsPR
    INJURY UPDATE: @hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has suffered a dislocated right shoulder. #CHAatIND
    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/697597007846895616

  • aras

    MKG dislocated shoulder

  • yellowshadow

    FML….

  • sport

    Won’t be surprised!

  • LinMad

    that’s it for him this season

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    George makes sure Walker scores the same points like he does. Thx, knuckle head.

  • yellowshadow

    cliff has no rotation awareness… batum is logging #1 most minutes played per game in the entire league.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not again!

  • Maknusia

    oh my! really?!

  • Briiick

    WOW, KW is going to pick up his shots for the rest of the season.

  • LinMad

    Linsanity rest of season with MKG out? Or will Cliff continue to use PJ?

  • NONONO

    Hear anything from MKG? I hope he will be fine. I like to see Lin plays with him in case Kemba is absent or Clifford finally wakes up.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy shines.

  • LinMad

    oh wow how did he miss that layup

  • NONONO

    Dislocated shoulder? Did I hear it right?

  • aras

    yep

  • LinMad

    yep

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why play Walker? He’s messing up the 2nd unit.

  • yellowshadow

    pj’s still on the team? LOL

  • zxcvb

    Kemba still in there…the statpadding is crazy. If they aren’t trading him, this is psychotic. Looks like Kemba’s agent is calling the shots.

  • NONONO

    Nonono. I blame it on Clifford

  • Alain Gervais

    Kemba and Lin Pacers will make a come back

  • zxcvb

    Pushed under the basket, judging by Lin’s reaction.

  • LinMad

    why is Lin the one guarding the interior? LOL where is Hawes and Frank?

  • sport

    Cliff please bench Kemba! We want Lin as PG!!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin is the Post!

  • JT

    they aren’t trading him. Kemba just wants to stay in to freeze Lin

  • yellowshadow

    lin only one with defensive instincts on this soft team… this is why DMC went off on hornets…

  • zxcvb

    For pete’s sake, why are Kemba and Cliff so obsessed with his statpadding???

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How many shots will Walker takes today?

  • zxcvb

    Most likely!

  • heart

    over 20+ shots

  • sport

    To promote him as the star and to not let Lin take the glory of scoring the most points!

  • LinMad

    you know your coach is desperate if he’s using his PG to guard the post and leaving Frank and Hawes to guard the perimeter

  • zxcvb

    20-22? No way he’s letting Lin score more points.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We have asked that long ago.

  • Lefon Jang

    you know your coach is stupid…

  • sport

    Knowing Walker and this being a blow out, 28.

  • LinMad

    good steal by Lin in the post

  • NONONO

    It is very bad news if MKG is out for weeks. Believe me Lin would much less likely get re-injured if MKG is healthy.

  • yellowshadow

    if i dont see lin shooting any time soon ill fall asleep…

  • sport

    It didn’t count! fans should make sure they didn’t cheat Lin’s stats this game like they always do!

  • zxcvb

    They counted that as a missed shot on Lin? Just lost the handle and got it back. Scorekeepers…yeesh.

  • LinMad

    Someone will sit. Will it be Kemba who played all of 3rd quarter or Lin who didn’t? Would be really strange if Kemba plays all of 3rd and 4th.

  • your son’s voltaire

    ya

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has to be benched because he simply plays too well doing everything!

  • Alain Gervais

    He wasn’t benched

  • cshot

    wtf are u serious????

  • aras

    ok Lin sitting is ridiculous right now

  • zxcvb

    Lin sitting…jeezus. Kemba and his agent went pure PSYCHO.

  • sport

    Lin out again while Walkers is still in?!

  • cshot

    why is he out?

  • LinMad

    lol looks like Kemba will get to play all of 3rd and 4th.

  • your son’s voltaire

    yup

  • zxcvb

    Kemba needs more stats.

  • adele

    Hate this team. Really do.

  • cshot

    i don’t get this at all

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lamb is quietly making his presence felt. He will be out soon because he simply shoots too well.

  • sport

    Yes he was! Meanwhile Kemba has played entire 3rd and 4th quarter!

  • zxcvb

    Any more BS theories about how Lin is benched for playing badly???

  • adele

    hate the coach.

  • kauaiblue

    Hows he doing?

  • Alain Gervais

    he wasn’t he came in real early in the third. He is about to check in

  • sport

    Hornets mirroring Rockets agenda, anyone but Kemba can have highest points!

  • cshot

    wtf im so pissed

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin wasn’t benched he is back

  • KWC

    Just weird sub pattern

  • cshot

    like out of nowhere cliff decides to bench lin who’s been awesome

  • Alain Gervais

    He came early in the third for injury.

  • Lefon Jang

    ah he just went to get a glass of water

  • LinMad

    I get it, this coach wants to show Kemba/Batum some love cause it’s almost valentines day.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kemba playing >40 min again in a blow out? Cliff trying to injure him too?

  • KWC

    Good block

  • your son’s voltaire

    clifford called for jeremy lamb to sit but Lin thought he called him

  • Alain Gervais

    He needed a rest given he came in early for injury

  • LinMad

    Lamb is fire, Kemba needs to sit.

  • yellowshadow

    they’ll let kemba play on electric wheelchair and he’ll still be able to chuck 20 shots

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin back in? With 19 pt lead and that ankle I would have just let him rest too. Let Roberts & Daniel close the game.

  • LinMad

    why is everyone just standing and staring when Lin has the ball?

  • sport

    Who was screaming at Lin? “Lin 5(seconds)” If that’s Cliff please shut up!!!

  • Lefon Jang

    one of the very rare iso Lin moment

  • zxcvb

    Lin was put back in to get Kemba more stats (spacing).

    Lin got p*ssed and ISOed for himself. Bad move, but i like him disobeying Cliff. LOL.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff messed up Lin there not letting him run the play. Stop calling his name as if he don’t have enough to think about

  • your son’s voltaire

    clifford is so annoying with all of his screaming. “GRAB IT! GRAB IT!!!!”

  • cshot

    pretty sure it was him. it pissed me off. like seriously you’re going to pressure your own player?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pretty much!
    With a big lead!
    Clifford is insane.

  • aras

    he did not want to iso man he literally looked around wanting to pass but they didnt move

  • heart

    What was that all about??? That’s why I do NOT like Cliff yelling while players trying to make a decision on the court!!! Lin was trying to tell NB to get into position to make a play, but NB didn’t want to move, then Cliff yelled to shoot making Lin flustered and lost the ball. That TO was on Cliff!

  • sport

    Except for Cliff continuously screaming and ruining his concentration!

  • zxcvb

    No, he definitely called his own number. Cliff started yelling and he got distracted and messed up.

  • LinMad

    ya he even pointed at someone to run in the post but he just stood there like nah.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    UP 19 with 4 min to play, run the clock is your BEST FRIEND Cliff.

  • yellowshadow

    when was the last time cliff had the balls to yell at kemba like that?

  • LinMad

    This is what happens when your coach doesn’t want you to run PG and then Kemba says “Keep it” then you try to run PG but no one wants to do anything. They just stare at Lin.

  • zxcvb

    Kemba still playing is some crazy agenda. This many minutes with a huge lead is unprecedented, even in a playoff game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum and Walker have played long minutes with a big lead!

  • adele

    Kemba chucking again. 😡

  • zxcvb

    Lin is only in to be Kemba’s butler, spacing.

  • LinMad

    or Batum? he softly talks to Batum on the side.

  • NONONO

    The TO should go to Clifford

  • cshot

    oh and he say,s “go ahead go ahead ” to kemba? this guy is insane

  • zxcvb

    That’s why Lin is in. He was benched, but Kemba stopped scoring.

    Lin came back in, Kemba got looks again. Lin got yelled at for ISOing himself.

  • LinMad

    thanks to bench

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why didn’t Clifford send Cody back?

  • zxcvb

    It’s all about Kemba and Batum’s stats.

  • NONONO

    Lin should ask him to shut up.

  • KWC

    Hope he gets another bucket, 14 is bad luck.

  • aras

    Great Lin has 14 points real good game from him !

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • zxcvb

    Okay. Could be better if Kemba didn’t freeze him out all game.

    I counted ONE pass from Kemba when Lin was open.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Did Cliff clap hands when Kemba made bad iso shot?

  • LinMad

    its so funny how Kemba gets to play all of 3rd and 4th. I guess cause AS break is coming

  • adele

    That’s why this Cliff is no better than Scott/mchale

  • zxcvb

    He already missed making the game…maybe they’re hoping someone else sits out.

  • LinMad

    Lin ISO once cause he had to (team wasn’t moving off the ball) and he gets yelled at.

  • sport

    I hope Karma comes around for Hornets very soon. These minutes will have their consequences!

  • zxcvb

    Yep.

  • heart

    Lin did the dirty work and bailed out so many traps from Pacers.

  • yellowshadow

    i miss MDA so much man…

  • zxcvb

    And Kemba gets the easy bucket. LOL. This stupid team…why is Kemba even in there?

  • KWC

    Isn’t it time to empty the bench??

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    40 minutes for WAlker for sure.
    Batum is a close 2nd in minutes.

  • cshot

    seriously this insane coach is trying to micromanage and control every single player minus kemba and datum

  • grover chang

    Pacer radio commentator thinks pacer just didn’t play with good effort today.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum is dead tired.

  • KWC

    This is classless.

  • yellowshadow

    pacers just arent that good. they benefacted from easy schedule hence their record. hornets would be still in top 4 in eastern conference had injury not drained the bench for 2 weeks.

  • LinMad

    The unfair treatment from Cliff to Lin is so clear. I’ve seen him get yelled at many times for mistakes, but when Batum gets 11 TOs one game, what happens? When Kemba shoots the team to a lost, what happens?

    Cliff needs to know that Lin is not a scrub. Just cause he’s paid 2 mln, doesn’t mean he’s a scrub/rookie. Man even Frank Kaminsky is treated better on this team by the coach.

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin is cleaning the board

  • KWC

    Final assist stat pad.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A blow out game and Clifford still wants to play Batum and Walker 40 minutes!

  • LinMad

    Lin gets an assist.

  • KWC

    It is to condition them for playoff.

  • aras

    Nah cliff yells at everybody, have not heard him yell at kemba if im being honest

  • zxcvb

    I think the Hornets heard that someone else is sitting out the AS Break and want to statpad Kemba to get in him. Then they can brag about how good he/they are. Playing him and Batum this much in blowouts is hilarious and petty.

  • grover chang

    This team of hornets playing garbage time is better then the starters. LoL.

  • sws94

    On a bad ankle great comeback game for Lin and the bench. Shots fell, assists were there, great dunk, fantastic defense, energy good, J Lin is back. He did end up playing a lot of minutes so now he needs to rest. Good job by J Lamb too and that’s good to see. Good night.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clifford must want Kaminsky to pick up his double double tonight.

  • sport

    3rd unit more fun to watch than starters! This game was awful the Kemba chucking show!

  • adele

    Really a head scratching Clifford yell.😮

  • LinMad

    Nah but when Cliff yells at Lin, he’s like on another level of anger. And its always over some small mistake like a TO that was made that was only partially his fault.

  • heart

    Cliff is beginning to get on my nerves every game now! Almost every game now, he yells at Lin and let KW and NB get away w/ more crucial mistakes. Cliff actually CAUSED Lin’s TO tonight.

  • DaBoss

    Radio announcer for Hornets says they will move into 8th with this win!! Is this true???

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think his ankle is that bad. The photo wasn’t even current.

    His caption was something like: “Sometimes my ankle looks like this.” He could have played like this the last two games if they gave him the DAMN BALL. And played him some DAMN MINUTES.

    His ankle was worse against the Cavs and we all saw what he did as a REAL PG.

  • Briiick

    Lin is the ONLY player of his team who has contributed in every item of his stat sheet.

  • aras

    Great overall game this game. We know he has this in him all he has to do is put his mind to it everygame, which he has done this season except a few games.

  • grover chang

    If Detroit loses to nuggets

  • your son’s voltaire

    are you there at the game?

  • DaBoss

    Uggh!! Ok let’s hope Detroit posts a loss!

  • grover chang

    Lin in, hornets Win. Overall good night.

  • sport

    I saw that yelling and was really mad!! Kemba goes for iso every shot and bricks but Lin goes for 1 iso and he gets yelled at!

  • zxcvb

    Crazy stat-stuffing night in limited minutes and touches.

  • yellowshadow

    cliff should be worshipping lin. who’s the guy that held the team together when the injury wiped the roster? who always plays hard defense against their top guard scorer? who actually runs plays and gets other guys involved? who tidies up the help defense? LIN LIN LIN LIN. and you’re gonna scream at one possession on a blow out game. Unbelievable.

  • NONONO

    One pass back , one dunk. It is better than all shots Kemba did all seasons.

  • cshot

    you’re not the only one who feels this way. i’ve had a feeling since like the 10th game in the season. this guy is clearly biased and doesn’t feel lin should be treated as an equal to kemba or batum. he yells at rookies and lamb this way lol

  • adele

    No. I’m going on Feb 21st. Against the Nets

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes he should shut up and let Lin play through mistake if he had one.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin should score 1 more point. I vote for him 15 points 5 assists. Just 1 point short. That’s pathetic.

  • zxcvb

    Just wait until Lin leaves…Charlotte will revert to their past selves.

    Kemba is a trash 39/32 shooter career-wise. He’s dropping every month and only was hot when Batum and Lin were creating space — stats show this.

  • I am The Jason

    It must be nice to shoot the ball 21 times

  • your son’s voltaire

    oic. can u record all of the yelling by clifford for us? 😀

  • sport

    Anyone actually favored by MJ are cuddled except LiN!

  • zxcvb

    Almost all single-coverage too. Teams don’t respect him because they’ve seen him — the more he shoots, the more they lose. Victory is determined by non-Kemba Hornets, whether it’s Lin, Batum, MKG, Lamb, etc..

  • grover chang

    Lin definitely opting out now. Buzz that, Cliff!

  • Briiick

    It must be nicer to shoot the ball 21 times again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He won’t be the coach of Lin again after this season.

  • your son’s voltaire

    like CliffMad level

  • sport

    Iced out entire game by Kemba nothing he can do.

  • Maknusia

    You should have asked for 2 more pts…scoring a single point is much more difficult…need to get on the Line, and before that…ref needs to blow the whistle as well, that hardly comes

  • LinMad

    Kemba should have sat for Lamb. He was fire but you know…politics…also if Lin didn’t have so many fans, you know Cliff would have sat Lin out the rest of the game.

  • zxcvb

    Also had a “missed shot” that was clearly a lost dribble (he even got it back, so they should at least give him a another rebound).

  • zxcvb

    Yep. Lamb getting messed with too. But he’s much younger than Lin so he can take it. Also got a nice extension already, so whatever, ha.

  • cshot

    as a coach, you’re supposed to empower your players. not verbally abuse them while they have the ball lol

  • Yascar

    If the Pacers and the Bulls without Butler keep dropping, Hornets have a solid chance for the playoffs. Too bad about MKG though, really worrying.

  • adele

    There’s 2 no look back pass

  • Rick Johnson

    NBA Breaking News

    ‏@NBABNN

    Kaminsky Finishes: Jeremy Lin dishes the sweet pass to Frank Kaminsky who finishes with the dunk. http://dlvr.it/KTCBG2

    https://twitter.com/NBABNN/status/697603268067749888

  • LinMad

    I think these recent wins are because of bench or MKG. Now that MKG is gone, Kemba will lead this team to more loses the rest of the season and the bench will get tread on by the divas like Batum/Kemba. Lin and Lamb’s role will be diminished further.

  • Briiick

    Well, at least Cliff can’t cut Lin’s minutes short from now on.

  • zxcvb

    Even that one season they made the 8th seed, they were BELOW .500 by several games.

    LOL. And Jefferson was the clear star player! Kemba held them back even then.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin didn’t make a mistake until clifford started yelling for some weird reason

  • heart

    Lin is again needed for DEFENSE now that MKG is down again. And when Lin is on the floor, KW does not want to pass to him. Remember, prior to MKG’s injury tonight, KW was passing and not holding the ball when Lin was not on the floor w/him. No more doubt that KW is competing w/ LIN. Cliff is showing his true color. He is turning out to be another McHale or BS, KW is another ballhog= Kobe, Melo, Harden.

  • LinMad

    Maybe listening to your coach can also be a bad thing. When you stop listening to your coach, your coach will stop yelling at you.

  • Dan Ang

    Gotta Dab one for JLin for that dunk!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Somebody steals Lin’s assist again.

  • Lefon Jang

    “The truth is: This league is built on a game — but it runs as a business. And a lot of guys are real nice, real nice … right up until the moment where you threaten their spot.”

  • zxcvb

    Billups is the man. I’m going to be reposting that quote a lot, even more than before!

  • Lefon Jang

    Great article! thanks for sharing

  • zxcvb

    Love the Player’s Tribune. Neat site…good work by Derek Jeter to start it!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Exactly that yelling told his defender that the monkey has just climbed on his back, again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Shooting 7-8, Lamb only gets to play 14 minutes. Clifford are you crazy letting Walker and Batum play his minutes in a blowout game.

  • grover chang

    But where is Lin going to play where he is not paired with a ball hog?

  • Briiick

    Where he gets the largest contract of the back court.

  • zxcvb

    Most important thing to watch over the AS Break: Does Bryan Colangelo get hired in Brooklyn???

    If that domino falls, the Lin/MDA reunion will gain real steam.

  • LinMad

    Ever since Cavs game, coach has been kissing up to Kemba and Batum making them play lots of minutes with both units, basically babysitting the 2nd unit.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope not this season, if Lin is traded.

  • heart

    At least let Lin lead 2nd unit as PG like in preseason, and share PG duty when pairing w/KW as Cliff had promised and promoted in preseason…

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, it wouldn’t be THIS season. It would be next fall. Nets have no picks until 2019, which is why I’m really hoping they reunite in Brooklyn. A place like Philly has picks to draft or trade for a “star” PG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah! Bryan Colangelo being the GM, MDA the coach, Lin the PG.
    What a winning combination!
    Make this happen, silly owner of the Nets.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Does not matter where Lin will go as long as MDA is the coach.

  • grover chang

    In other words, no where.

  • heart

    Not “babysitting”, stealing stats from 2nd unit.

  • LinMad

    If Hornets are afraid to lose Kemba/Batum because Lin is a threat to them, they are in for a treat when Lin leaves. I swear every team Lin has left, they immediately regret it or continue to talk about Lin for the next few years. Even Knicks fans still talk about him.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. Lin did what Kemba never has in 20 tries (beat Lebron’s super team).

    The arena was LOUDER than ever. MJ himself was on his feet and shouting, clapping. And it was definitely Lin who was the star of the game making it happen. Combined with Lin’s starting #s: 18/5/4 on 46/42/82 shooting, chatter was starting to build.

    Kemba and Clifford put an immediate stop to that. Low minutes, low touches, all out of position.

  • zxcvb

    Knicks, Lakers, Rockets all paying the price now.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Yeah, I don’t get that…Lamb should had gotten at least 20 or even more…I just don’t understand why Clifford is giving Batum and Kemba so many minutes…Is it a stats thing…the longer they are in there, the more points they can accumulate…Stat pad to make them look good..

    I could see Batum people demanding that he plays as many minutes as possible..if not, he won’t re-sign with Hornets.

  • zxcvb

    No guarantees in Lin’s career. A GM could always fire MDA and trade for his “preferred” PG.

  • LinMad

    Lamb was fire. I’d even let Lamb play over Lin but nah, Kemba stayed in almost 2 full quarters.

  • zxcvb

    They need that PR boost too. Low attendance, no assets/picks, no identity (still “the Knicks’ little brother”). Lin and MDA would immediately make them the talk of the town and lead to high-scoring games with tons of $$$. It would p*ss off Dolan too, which Prokhorov would love.

  • rookie75094

    No I want Jlin at pg not sg

  • LinMad

    PG or trade

  • yellowshadow

    i bet lamb regrets being in the hornets. over the course of time, they have limited his playing time little by little. tonight he was fire but could only play 14 minutes. just wow.

  • zxcvb

    Nah. I hate to see MKG go down. He’s actually a great teammate and two-way player.

    And Kemba/Cliff will find a way to HOG. Just like tonight.

  • DaBoss

    Stop.

  • LinMad

    Ya Nets would steal a lot of Knicks fans if Lin goes there with MDA.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes MKG and Lin play well together. PJ will probably start again anyways.

  • yellowshadow

    mkg’s injury is NOT a good news, lin fan or not.

  • zxcvb

    Yep.

  • aras

    Im not rejoicing over someone else’s injury

  • LinMad

    Tbh, PJ shouldn’t be a placeholder anymore knowing that MKG will probably be out the rest of the season. Who would PJ be place holding when MKG will not come back? So if Cliff is smart, he would start Lin at SG. IF not, it’s all political and an excuse to keep Lin away from outshining Kemba. Seeing how Kemba/Batum can play with both units while starting, Lin could do it too.

  • zxcvb

    He’s praying for Batum to leave after the season. And I think Nic will leave. Kemba is not a guy you want to play with. Batum can get the same money and touches elsewhere.

  • Alain Gervais

    PFV stated that it isn’t the same injury but Didn’t he have a dislocated shoulder on the same shoulder last time https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/697599736933699586

  • YearoftheMonkey

    im not saying rejoice over his injury… but rejoice over the opportunity that Lin is about to get

  • yellowshadow

    would be funny to watch MSG get empty as people flock to get some of that linsanity, the most exciting basketball in the last decade. porzingis will attract some crowd as he gets better, but people certainly dont go there to watch carmelo hobbling and chucking shots.

  • zxcvb

    I got my “BrookLin” [Lopez+ Lin] Nets sign ready to go!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I dont know about that.. either way Lin will get his minutes back around the 30’s

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clifford refuses to let them play together again after seeing the chemistry developed in the Cleveland game.

  • aras

    Still not rejoicing…you think Lin is sitting at a corner giggling to himself thinking YES I GET TO START…no I’ll rejoice when Lin plays a great game

  • YearoftheMonkey

    this is not LA

  • yellowshadow

    pj’s just gonna come take mkg’s minutes… fundamental problem still is not solved.

  • LinMad

    Ya its not just PR boost but the image that Nets give off when Lin plays for them will be good. I don’t know abotu you but every time I think of the nets, I think of gangsters of the NBA.

  • zxcvb

    1) No opportunity…Kemba is still playing PG for 35-40mpg.
    2) MKG is actually a great teammate. Can’t feel good about it.

  • Alain Gervais

    He was last time so i don’t see why he won’t be this time

  • yellowshadow

    kevin love was out for entire playoffs when olynyk yanked and dislocated his shoulder… MKG may be out for the season…

  • Hope

    This team looks really deep. Next year jlin leaves, they will go back to being the same old hornets.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    No he is not.. PJ is not half the player MKG is.. even when PJ was starting he was only getting 15 minutes a game

  • zxcvb

    They need an image repair. Lin immediately fosters smart teamball, clean behavior and good vibes — Asian stereotypes will actually help them, ha.

  • MKG will get an MRI tomorrow.
    Hairston is expected to start for MKG if he’s going to miss time, just like the first 40 games when MKG was out
    https://twitter.com/theobserver/status/697611192316116993

  • Hope

    Why is he dunking in this game? He took off on the swollen ankle.

  • your son’s voltaire

    that sucks. Lin / MKG backcourt would have been awesome. but then again, clifford wouldn’t allow it

  • Alain Gervais

    I under stand. My question is if it is the same injury as before on the same arm?

  • Briiick

    This team looks deceptively deep when Lin plays. Next year when jlin leaves, they will go back to being the same old hornets.

  • LinMad

    Ya what I’m saying is that PJ shouldn’t start cause MKG wont come back until next season. But if he does start, we all know why and it’s a really bad reason.

  • yellowshadow

    no bruh, its not lin’s minutes we complaining about… its his involvement in running plays when he’s on the floor that’s the problem

  • aras

    I complain when i think he is not being used the way he should be. Sure minutes i complain about i think he should at least have 25 min a game…And he will get that here..These past 3 games have been subpar for Lin, This game he looked different and i was delighted.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Man, while Lin will benefit as for minutes with MKG injury, I still feel sad for MKG….Sound like a good kid and all…Really hated seeing him on the floor and knowing that may be his season right there ending.

  • Most likely Hairston will start in place of MKG if he misses some time.

  • zxcvb

    Barclays Center would be JUMPING with Lin as a real starting PG. Knicks would become irrelevant unless they landed KD or some impossible move.

  • Alain Gervais

    Article says weeks

  • LinMad

    seriously? Why don’t Hornets just pull the plug on their PR cause they fail at promoting their franchise and their most popular player.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    even if thats true.. Hairson will only get around 15 minutes a game and Lin will get his minutes back to the high 20’s low 30’s

  • Hope

    Too bad. He seems to be in the right spot for rebound. Little Dennis Rodman.

  • I feel really bad for MKG because he’s been a good friend to Lin ever since he came.

    And his rebounding and toughness is needed for the Hornets to reach the playoff.
    Otherwise, JLin won’t have some playoff time to shine

    I hope he gets better soon

  • Alain Gervais

    He may not be out that long. Ive heard some people say weeks instead of months

  • YearoftheMonkey

    All you need is some patience.. things dont happen overnight … it takes time for things to progress and get better… you can blame the coach all you want… but what if it’s also on JLIN to produce and provide the spark he so desperately can.

  • LinMad

    They are so deep that they have to play Batum as a PG cause we only got 5 other PGs on this team.

  • zxcvb

    Not sure how much Lin will “benefit” based on tonight, but MKG definitely doesn’t deserve this bad luck. He’s a true teamplayer and hard working defender, and he’s not a two-faced ball hog unlike a certain other “cornerstone” who shoots 39% for his career.

  • aras

    agreed on that

  • LinMad

    I kind of want Lin to rest a few weeks too. Just so Hornets see what a disaster they are with Lin out on both ends of the court. Without Lin, interior D will take a big hit, we’ll see more ISO/selfish plays and a coach who has no control over the team.

  • weeks would be good..

    I can see players will say, “This is why you don’t dive to the floor to avoid people piling up on you”
    (Not Cam =)

  • golfhacker

    I think last one was torn labrum. But don’t hold me to that.

  • Yascar

    Same shoulder but a brand new injury I think. In other words, he didn’t just re-aggravate the old one.

  • grover chang

    Per pacer radio. Worst home loss of the season. End a 12 game losing streak for the hornets to the pacers. Is this the first time Lin has played the pacers?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Anyone have the LIN HIGHLIGHTS?

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I want to see that dunk and behind the back pass in game action!

  • DX

    It seems Pistons will lose, so Hornets stay 8 before ASB.

  • Alain Gervais

    Its funny all these losing streaks Lin is helping this team break

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Bounce…airness in the ankle

  • Alain Gervais

    He plays like bev( a lot better) meaning injuries will happen a lot.

  • your son’s voltaire

    PJ will benefit the most. he’s gonna go from 2 minutes a game back to starting and playing 12 minutes a game

  • Yascar

    3 mins left… hoping they will lose too.

  • sport

    And it will revert back to old ways after Lin leaves and last at most 1 year before Lin-Effect wears off!

  • sport

    No they will say it’s because MKG is missing lol

  • Alain Gervais

    ohhhh ok thx

  • sport

    Bad things seem to happen to 2 way players too often including Paul George.

  • Alain Gervais

    We will have to wait tomorrow for more info

  • LinMad

    they will still say that when Lin is playing too. Cause I know our chances of losing the way we are playing right now is already high. With MKG out, it’s higher. Only reason we won today was because bench did really well in the 2nd qtr.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Did yall catch Markieff Morris and Archie goodwin fighting on the bench?? MY GODDD

  • LinMad

    i thought he was 0 minutes a game

  • This is the only highlights available so far. No audio, though
    Jeremy Lin great shots and assists in 4mins 2nd Q #‎CHAatIND‬

  • heart

    Is this the last game before All-Star?

  • only 1 above but no audio

  • Dan Ang

    I really hope it is not season ending. The Hornets need him back.

  • LinMad

    ya next game is in 9 days

  • sport

    MKG was a teamplayer. Sucks how the ball hogs who don’t play defense are the ones who stay healthy! Very unfair!

  • That’s pretty bad. Morris choking Goodwin.
    Morris is a loose cannon. Hope NBA fines him for up to 10 games
    https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/697616321383542784

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Finally Kemba can’t make it.

  • Briiick

    WOW!

  • sport

    PJ was a place holder, if MKG is done for the season then Cliff might start someone else, anyone but Lin of course!

  • yellowshadow

    wow. that’s another team that needs a complete overhaul

  • heart

    Hope Lin’s ankle will be completely healed and he will be refreshed. God is working behind the scene. Cliff thought he didn’t need Lin, but times and again it always turns out that he does.

  • DaBoss

    Yessss … Denver!!!

  • sport

    They can thank the dumb owner for that. Another horribly managed team!

  • LinMad

    its the weather in Phoenix

  • Rick Johnson

    Welcome to the NBA D’Angelo:

    ‏@BenGolliver

    Cavaliers’ LeBron James drops Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell with below-the-belt pass

    https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/697613207196684288

    https://twitter.com/bhall216/status/697614248583811074

  • Yascar

    Hornets, say hello to the 8th seed. Now don’t lose it!!! 🙏👍

  • LOL This is one-of-a-kind pass in the NBA!
    I wonder what DRussel ever did to LeBron =}
    Poor guy

  • heart

    Thank God we saw Lin’s dunk tonight. It might a dunk to release pent-up frustration. Thank you Lin for that lasting impression before AS. May God heal and protect you the rest of the season. And may He provide you an opportunity to be starter PG w/ supportive Coach on your next team!

  • yellowshadow

    LOL not even a timeout for this poor fellow.

  • LinMad

    don’t players wear cups?

  • yellowshadow

    a true testament to what a bad team hornets was until lin came

  • LinMad

    ya that dunk probably felt really good for Lin until Cliff decided to yell at him again. He needs to dunk the ball again after ASG.

  • your son’s voltaire

    preferably in clifford’s face

  • it’s been hot this week in the 80s.
    But this guy has been hot since his brother Marcus got traded in the off-season

    JLin should never come to Phoenix. The owner and GM are pretty bad

  • LinMad

    Marcus was playing for PHX too? Twins like to stick together, you don’t trade them off or else you get this.

  • apparently not the King size :]

    man, I hope there’s no long-term injury for DRussel

  • heart

    Something is up w/Cliff. Seems like he’s been yelling at Lin a lot lately! I still can’t over Cliff’s YELL that caused Lin’s TO. That TO will be called CLIFF’s TO in my mind forever!

  • DaBoss

    Now go for 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th …. 😉

  • your son’s voltaire

    perhaps but i think PJ was there so that Lin couldn’t outside kemba

  • your son’s voltaire

    someone should call the nba stats department and have that TO reversed!

  • yellowshadow

    no problem, his balls were already confiscated by byron 😉

  • yellowshadow

    cliff should get a technical for interfering!

  • LinMad

    I’ve never seen Cliff as mad as he was when he yells at Lin in games. It’s always a little blown out of proportion. If it’s a TO, it’s a TO. Don’t make it look like Lin did it on purpose. Kemba told Lin to keep the ball. For someone who hasn’t ran the offense in awhile on the starting unit, no one was listening to Lin and wasn’t moving off the ball to create. They were just watching. And that’s why Lin turned the ball over. If anything, that was Kemba’s fault or Batum’s for not moving when Lin asked to.

  • rosebud68

    I will be at the Nets game. Hope Lin plays. Last time we went he was sick . It was such a bummer. I will post pics :). My boys and I will be there cheering from courtside. 🙂

  • sport

    Of course not, especially when all 3 past PGs are Lin haters including the current one Bledsoe!

  • It was more about the broken promise by the GM.
    They traded Marcus to make salary space to chase LMA although the FO promised otherwise.

    Dragic said the same thing when the GM brought IT.
    Something is really wrong with this Ryan McDonough guy

  • your son’s voltaire

    he’s frustrated cus Lin is outplaying his golden boy. this is Houston Rockets all over again with McHale yelling at Lin

  • Dragic was pretty good friend off-court with JLin but Bledsoe & IT, yeah

  • LinMad

    Batum is also his golden boy.

  • yellowshadow

    IT. ugh. that dude HATES lin. and lin destroys him on 1 on 1 matchup lol

  • LinMad

    something tells me Lin will have a great night in Brooklyn. I think he will try to showcase his skills over there.

  • sport

    Not really, Batum is MJ’s pick but Kemba’s the one with the Jordon shoe deal who gets to chuck shots to his content!

  • yellowshadow

    the way cliff was yelling at lin i thought lin just stopped playing, got a futon out, and started sleeping on the court with the basketball as a pillow.

  • LinMad

    I thought Batum was Cliff’s pick.

  • heart

    NB didn’t move when Lin was pointing and directing him. I think Lin wanted to set it up to pass to him, but he didn’t comply. And the nerve of Cliff to yell at Lin, instead of telling NB to move. Cliff is sure a hypocrite! I switched feed but still can hear him yelling at the top of his lungs. So annoying. Can’t wait ’til Lin is off this team.

  • That’ll be awesome, Rose =)
    @wizlin:disqus will also be sitting behind the bench. You should get together if you can.

    Hope he impresses the Nets enough so they’ll make a starting PG offer next season.
    Linsanity 2.0 & the Nets vs Dolan & the Knicks … who wouldn’t buy the tickets =)

  • LinMad

    ya…always a scapegoat

  • KHuang

    This is why I am NOT a Suns fan despite living in Phoenix.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Can’t wait for the report & pictures. I think Lin will play.

  • rosebud68

    Definitely . I don’t know what @adele looks like but if you are reading @adele I have long brown hair and have 2 little boys that will be with me decked out in Lin gear. 🙂

  • LinMad

    Lin needs to play with earplugs from now on.

  • KHuang

    Nah, SEND LIN OVER.

    He’ll be the only PG on this team, plus he’ll push the team into the playoffs!

  • sport

    NY is always Lin’s town!

  • rosebud68

    Hope so 🙂 I learned how to post pics so I will take as many as I can. Lin is always so nice to my boys 🙂

  • grover chang

    I don’t know why Lin always has this effect on coaches. They all end up competing against coach Lin.

    I figure it’s because the coach is suppose to be the smartest guy on the team but as the season goes on everyone realizes Lin is the smartest person on the team.

  • your son’s voltaire

    u two aughta have a competition to see who is more decked out in Lin gear!

  • your son’s voltaire

    wireless bluetooth Beats earphones. he can chill with those while he’s just standing in the corners waiting for a pass that will never come

  • rosebud68

    Ha ha. Well the kids can layer the jerseys. We have all of them. Knicks, Houston and Hornets 🙂

  • sport

    Kemba will be exposed in Playoffs while Lin will shine. Lin always turns it up a notch and scores when the challenge is greater!

  • LinMad

    My question is why would you even try to piss off someone on your own team and that is way taller than you? This Archie guy asked to get choked.

  • CJSHYY

    I know Rose. You & your kids are famous among Lin’s fans…. haha!

  • You can download the Hornets Valentine PDF card
    JLin is “i’ve falLin’ for you!”
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/697621515089502208

  • your son’s voltaire

    nice! they can take off their Lin Hornets jersey and show off their Lin NYK jerseys if they lose

  • sport

    No he’s not! Dragic’s brother said Lin got his votes because of his race and that Goran Dragic should be all-star few years ago! No way are they friends!

  • rosebud68

    We are loyal for sure 🙂

  • yellowshadow

    i feel bad for tyson chandler, he deserves better than this. he was doing fine in dallas with his old homeboys…

  • yellowshadow

    they have bledsoe, so it will be the same situation

  • rosebud68

    Yes we wish he was still with our Knicks 🙁

  • sport

    GM and coaches always lie and can never be trusted.

  • your son’s voltaire

    bledsoe sucks. he has Tyson setting killer picks and rolling but he never passes to him. so selfish

  • gum

    I hope Jeremy would be fully recovered by then from his ankle problem. Also keeping my fingers crossed for nice weather,,,,No snow for sure. Looking forward to seeing your family pictures!

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Sounds great. Look forward to your reporting

  • yeah, we’ll let her know.

    @wizlin:disqus was looking to bring a sign. Now maybe she can bring “We’re LINning!” sign with all of you in Lin’s gears lol

    Don’t forget to get the MoHawk hair. The camera loves them 🙂

  • sport

    Yup! Only coach who appreciates a smart PG like Lin and not threatened by him is MDA!

  • rosebud68

    I will post for sure 🙂

  • LinMad

    Ya maybe coaches are threatened by smart PGs like Lin who can run their own plays.

  • your son’s voltaire

    two boys. one with a mohawk, the other with a man/boy-bun

  • rosebud68

    Yup. We will break out the gel. Ha ha

  • yellowshadow

    MDA is better coach than mchale, woodson, and byron put together! offensive savant and amazing at timeouts to draw epic plays!

  • rosebud68

    Ha ha. Don’t know if they will go for the bun look. Lol

  • sport

    Kemba’s definitely Cliff’s golden boy. Batum gets minutes but doesn’t handle the ball nor get to iso and chuck shots away without being yelled at!

  • Briiick

    New York Knicks fire head coach Derek Fisher: Five things to know
    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25477404/new-york-knicks-fire-derek-fisher

  • sport

    When is it Cliff’s turn?

  • The first highlights has arrived

  • Briiick

    When Cliff gives KW a short leash.

  • your son’s voltaire

    Lin had 3 blocks in this game right?

  • bolero

    Hi Rose..!

  • GoJLin!

    3 STL, 2 BS!

  • Briiick

    Watch closely, PJ could be losing his power in Knicks and Lakers are near a full shuffle of personals.

  • rosebud68

    I was at a Knicks event the other night. I was talking to one of the managers that is close to Dolan. I mentioned it’s a shame Lin was let go. He started to rant that he was glad about it because Lin wanted a fat pay check and he wasn’t worth it. I said see how great he is playing this season ? He said , yeah he beat us pretty good the other night. That was after the 26 point game against the Knicks. I also said Lin was promised the Knicks would match any offer he got. And he only got one offer from Houston so he left. The guy shut up pretty quick. That’s why I don’t think the Knicks will ever hire Lin back. Dolan spun that whole money story to make an excuse for not hiring Lin back. We all know Carmelo wanted Lin gone. I was talking to Calderon all night. Really nice guy but he doesn’t have the same game as Lin It’s a shame Lins gone 🙁

  • heart

    Usually after Lin left the team. Let’s review: NYK- Woodson (fired); Rox- McHale (fired); Lakers- BS (soon or after Kobe’s departure); CHA- (Cliff- TBD or after Lin leaves)

  • rosebud68

    Wassup Bolero 🙂

  • kauaiblue

    Report please!

  • CaliUSMC

    Damn you got them connections! Great info

  • Rick Johnson

    So one of the first games after All Star break will be Cleveland vs Chicago. Without Butler that will be a sure loss for Chicago. With a better Conference record Charlotte would then move ahead of Chicago to 7th seed.

  • bolero

    glad to see you here again..We’ll be waiting for your in game report next time.

  • Briiick

    Knicks are hopeless when either Dolan or Melo is still there.

  • rosebud68

    You got it

  • rosebud68

    For sure . I miss the supportive crowd here. Nice to be among loyal fans

  • heart

    Even after 4 yrs past, the manager (“close to Dolan”) is still spinning the tale that Lin wanted more money? Wicked propaganda…

  • Alain Gervais

    indiana vs OKC which could be a lose. then bulls vs clevland. Detroit vs wizards. We can climb up the ranking after the allstar break

  • GoJLin!

    Hope you get the nice picture of JLIN with your two boys, all in BIG SMILE!

  • John Focker

    Right, because Melo’s 25M has taken the Knicks straight to the ECF. *eyerolling*

    Just look at how many PGs and coaches they’ve gone through in recent years, the very definition of mismanagement.

  • Alain Gervais

    No matter how much Lin plays wit MKg out. I hope Lin remembers What his minutes are with MKG and everyone playing. Score a ton and leave this offseason. If datum leave is the only way i see Lin coming back to the hornets

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I think we just need to focus on their tough road games next.

  • Maknusia

    Obviously we want ton of pictures!…Have fun, and hope you get some time with Lin

  • rosebud68

    Yes so pathetic

  • your son’s voltaire

    defensive juggernaut!

  • Rick Johnson

    Exactly, Indiana should lose to OKC @ OKC home court. If Hornets can beat Milwaukee on the road the first game back from All Star Break they could move to #6.

  • heart

    No, even if NB leaves, Lin should NOT come back to CHA while Cliff remains as Coach and KW as PG. CHA only wants Lin as a ‘backup’, an insurance if KW goes down.

  • John Focker

    During Linsanity.

  • Maknusia

    Looks like triple-double for SCurry tonite

  • Very interesting, Rose. Thanks for sharing.

    The manager’s perspective definitely reflects Dolan’s stance. They probably still repeat that “Lin wanted a fat pay-check” lie within Dolan’s inner circle.

    Yes, JLin should never come back to play for Dolan. If the Nets ownership is smart, they should recreate the Linsanity magic to draw the Knicks fans to the Nets.

  • Briiick

    Unless Lin gets a bigger contract than KW from Hornets.

  • Alain Gervais

    A man with options burn bridges. Lin has built trust in Cliff to where he plays a ton if he is the best option at sg. If datum leaves he will .

  • John Focker

    The only problem is Kemba, Batum can and knows how to play Teamball.

  • CaliUSMC

    brookLin we go hard..

  • John Focker

    And not to mention huge sums from China sponsors…

  • heart

    Have you NOT seen nor heard Cliff yelling at Lin tonight and caused a TO? That was NO trust. That was pure DISRESPECT towards Lin as PG or SG!

  • LAJane

    Asked to get choked?!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks aren’t going anywhere as long as Melo is there. They don’t have any draft picks for a while. The only asset they have to trade to get better players is Melo and Porzingis and Porzingis isn’t going anywhere. Only way they get better is to trade Melo for better, younger players to build around Porzingis. Calderon is too slow at PG to defend most all starting NBA PG’s. Dreaming about Durant coming to NY is fantasy.

  • heart

    Doubt it. KW is MJ’s pick and his sponsor for Air Jordan. MJ’s chosen Hornets PG starter. Cliff benched KW once in the 4th, and has not done it again. Have NOT seen Cliff yell at KW nor NB.

  • Michael

    Ah sorry I must’ve double posted. Hope the mods don’t ban me for it.

  • yellowshadow

    knicks keep playing this false narrative that lin left for the fat check. what the h***? lin was gonna stay in knicks, just needed them to post an offer! knicks NEVER posted an offer! so lin had to go get a job… at houston. simple as that. tarnishing someone else’s reputation to save their own face. SMH!

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    once is done with the lied coach.

  • And I’m so proud of JLin playing under control

    Pacers tried to get offensive charge when he was sandwiched by 2 Pacers but instead he stopped and did a behind-the-back assist to Batum 3! [1:04]

    Simply marvelous! Great decision-making

  • Rick Johnson

    Do the Indiana announcers even watch the game? Sounds like he’s just having a conversation with himself and not even commenting about what’s going on on the court.

  • yellowshadow

    hornets are completely fine with going back to how they used to be as kemba as the sole offense.

  • Briiick

    Lin is overqualified for Hornets.

  • Let the first domino roll with Bryan Colangelo as the GM, then MDA, then … Linsanity 2!!

  • NONONO

    Lin cares his role more that how big contract is. I do not think he will stay with Hornets.

  • nicely done =)

  • Briiick

    If that happens, not even Shakespeare could have thought of a better ending to New York BB.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true. Haha!

  • bolero
  • Michael

    How about a live stream? Would that be asking for too much ᕙ(`▽´)ᕗ

  • NONONO

    I do not expect Lin come back Hornets next season no matter how big the contract or let him starts. As long as Kemba start as pg, Hornets has no chance to pass the first round playoffs, if they can make the playoff at all.

  • Yascar
  • Maknusia

    True…he doesn’t care about money…he will go where there is bigger role

  • ty

    argueably, top 10 assists of his career

  • yellowshadow

    we praying for YOU jlin!

  • Briiick

    They won’t offer him a bigger contract than KW’s, thus must marginalize him to justify the money. Lin will leave if he gets a starting PG job elsewhere.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks for sharing

  • Yeah, can you imagine the irony?

    Linsanity was born in the Nets game in 2012 but the Knicks’ Dolan tossed him aside;
    then it is to be reborn with the Nets to toss the Knicks aside;
    giving back to the faithful NY fans what’s rightfully theirs to behold inside

    I believe in the Divine Lintervention.
    Better pray hard for a little miracle starting now =)

  • yellowshadow

    lin will definitely not stay. he came to save the franchise on highway robbery discount and all he gets is mistreatment,

  • heart

    You mean, Lin will leave CHA even if he does NOT get a “starting PJ job elsewhere”? I hope and pray Lin will get to be a starting pg and be reunited w/MDA or get a supportive Coach for his next team.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree…Even if Batum doesn’t come back, that will not change the way Clifford sees Lin…He regards Lin as a bench player, no matter what Lin does.

    Even if Lin plays well in the pre-season, he will ignore it…even if Lin plays very well as a starter, he will ignore it and put Lin back on the bench.

  • NONONO

    Charlotte is too small to handle so many crazy, but nice and educated Lin fans.

  • ty

    Envy/jealousy always rears its ugly head in all human affairs

  • Maknusia

    could watch this over and over again! 😉

  • Maknusia

    so when are we playing Pacers again?!

  • grover chang

    Linsanity is the spirit of New York City. The city, fans, and Lin belong together. But, I’m not sure from a basketball point that Lin should go back. Jackson seems stubbornly loyal to the triangle offense. The point guard role in the triangle is diluted.

  • LAJane

    nice poetry 🙂

  • yellowshadow

    there’s rumor that phil jackson is going back to lakers once jeanie fires her brother so the triangle might not even last.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Interesting.

    One thing I’ve always wanted to know is whether the Rockets needed Lin’s consent to add the poison pill…and could Lin had declined the Rockets offer.

    According to the Knicks, they would had given Lin the same contract as the Rocket without the poison pill which was that Lin would get a balloon payment on year 3.

  • Maknusia

    Amen!

  • THIS!

    One single play that showed how Pacers trap to draw an offensive charge failed and instead JLin produced a beautiful behind-the-back assist to Batum’s wide-open 3!

    JLin in 2012 would’ve had an offensive foul but JLin 2016 is a much better, under-control PG with the same court-vision.

    Who knows? Pacers GM might see this Vine loop 100X and scream, “I want JLin here PRONTO!”

  • grover chang

    The only decision I feel was a big mistake by Phil was keeping Melo. But even that decision doesn’t seem to be from Phil. I don’t think he is that bad of a GM. Lakers should be better with him, they can’t be worse.

  • simply beautiful to watch that court-vision and control

  • Lam

    In what sense has Cliff lied to Lin? He is brought in to be a backup of Kemba not as the main man. And his minutes have been pretty good, more than the 20-22 minutes average I expected at the beginning of the season. Lin’s stock have gone up and I’m sure he will go to a better team next year.

  • KWC

    It is a typical echo chamber.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is new finally Clifford says something good about Lin:

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/

  • KWC

    So why was it not an offensive? Was it because he was deccelerating?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what did he say?

  • NONONO

    Lin had two very fancy passes (one back pass to Batum, one back bounce pass to Frank). I bet Hornets fans never seen something like that from Kemba.

  • maybe the Pacers will recruit him so he will stop dunking on them 😀

  • bolero

    they haven’t seen everything yet..

  • CJSHYY

    Bc finally end of the chance for Kemba to be in ASG.

  • because the ref saw JLin stopped on a dime, then the Pacer player flopped

  • sport

    Not like they would care. Hornets is too small of a market.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Let start with he would let Lin play his game, inconsistent roles, minutes….

    Standing corner is not Lin’s game, that McHale.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    BTW, your standard 20-22 mpg for Lin is too low so I understand how you feel.

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets is #8 now. They still will have chance in playoff if they really let Lin & bench to play more min.

  • sport

    No! You don’t see that kind of “yelling” at Batum or Walker! It’s called bias, distrust, and disrespect!

  • their window of unleashing JLin’s potential is closing quickly for every pure PG play that JLin creates

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin set offensive and defensive tone was key to win this game.

  • NONONO

    If Knicks put up a real offer right after Rockets’ first contract, Lin would have taken it. Rockets did the poison bill after Knicks said they “might” match.

  • gum

    I am very happy to find you here. I used to get hypertension after reading many negative posts on the other site. I occasionally visit there but I find many, truly caring fans of Jeremy here. Welcome, Rosebud!

  • hehe.. thanks, that’s my high ceiling of poetry

    JLin’s dunk and passing can be very inspiring!

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! That’s more than I expect from Cliff.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes the first since many this season.

  • grover chang

    Cliff said Lin set a good tone and Walker set the tone as well. Jeff Van Gundy stated the star player is the one who pulls the team, not the coaches. The Hornets will be pulled as far as their star is able to take them. They should be careful who they make their star player.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe it’s about time Cliff gives Lin some good credit since he will be FA this summer.

  • Yes, that 40+min Kemba can’t continue because he’ll break down
    MKG is very necessary to get rebounding and create spacing for guards to shoot

  • LinMad

    Doesn’t matter about the minutes anymore. It’s about the touches. Lin went from helping the team beat top seed team in the east to playing 16 minutes, shooting 5 times in a game and diminished role. I can’t even say Lin is a backup to Kemba anymore. He’s more like a Butler serving Kemba the basketball on a silver platter and sacrificing his body on defense.

  • Briiick

    Your hope is hopeful because it happened like this during Lin’s 1st season with Rox. After the All Stud dust settles down, winning seems more important.

  • your son’s voltaire

    the question is did he say without someone asking about Lin?

  • CJSHYY

    There’s no chance for Kemba to make it to ASG this season so he will not play that long min then? LOL! Hope so.

  • LinMad

    Or maybe MJ told Cliff to tone it down and stop yelling at Lin.

  • NONONO

    If you listened to the Lin interview with Tencen right after they signed the contract, you would know Clifford did not just offer a back role for Lin. He said he would let Lin start if Lin plays well. – not in case of Kemba absent.

  • kauaiblue

    “Star” or legit star is the key…

  • sport

    1. Misled Lin to think he could beat out for the starting role saying “right now you will be bench player but if you play well you might get to star.t (result: a scrub like PJ starts at SG over Lin during regular season, and Lin only starts when others are injured)
    2. I know your game (Lin’s game is PnR and PG where’s the PNR and PG?)
    3. You will get to play your style of game (Lin plays SG and even SF for the first time in his career but still not PG!)
    4. Will get minutes (from past games with MKG we know 15 min would’ve been Lin’s time every game if MKG was healthy)

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I think he needs Lin to make deep playoff. This team should be 10 or 12 seed if Lin didn’t kill himself to play with one healthy ankle.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great point.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s true. W/O Lin they will still be bottom 5 then…

  • John Focker

    Minus Kemba toxic plays that cost them 10-15 games, Hornets were (2nd seed) and should’ve stayed in the top 3 in EC.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    52 games into the season, if he couldn’t see it he never will.

  • NONONO

    That must be the reason Lin got so mad after outplayed Lebron and got benched with 1/2 mins cut in Miami game.

  • kauaiblue

    Thats how it works… we must counter that false narrative by correcticting it or creeating another narrative…

  • LinMad

    It can be the reverse. Since Kemba didn’t make ASG he’s going to sink the ship.

  • NONONO

    Worse, he blamed the lost to Miami on Lin. WTx

  • heart

    Cliff knows he needs Lin after MKG went down. Surprise, Surprise….In tonight’s post game, Cliff mentioned Jeremy Lin’s good defense, penetration to the basket and making shots.

  • CaliUSMC

  • LinMad

    And when they had MKG, Lin became a nobody.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Audio was too low, couldn’t hear the question. Seem like he started with “yeah” so it kind of agreeing the questioner.

  • sport

    again only when the designated “stars” and “favorites” are out that Lin gets to play!

  • John Focker

    Rox should’ve cracked 5th or better that year, but fell to 8th in the last 10-12 games due to team/Morey agenda to “only win via Harden” while Harden remained un-clutch throughout almost the entire stretch.

  • blubell

    lol.

  • LinMad

    Hornets getting another episode of bad PR from those who see the mistreatment of Lin. This is going to happen throughout the ASG.

    Thank god Lin has fans and media backing him not just on sports blogs but also twitter.
    http://sportige.com/charlotte-hornets-jeremy-lin-kemba-walker-nicolas-batum-michael-kidd-gilchrist-steve-clifford-cheap-insurance-91969/

  • kauaiblue

    Thanks!

  • bolero

    Is this means he won’t be traded? lol
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/697643127289425920

  • CJSHYY

    Of course not. They need him for playoff push.

  • John Focker

    Here’s hoping the Lil Kemba free give-away was a sign of clearing up the warehouse before trading him away.

  • heart

    Greg Owen points out all the points I made in my comments on the article from Snyder@Hoophabits. Snyder changed his tune on Lin so I had to refute his misguided perception.

  • heart

    Doubt it, after MKG went down again.

  • yellowshadow

    cliff lied to lin because he told lin that he would utilize him far better than have him sit in the corner waiting for a pass, and then yell at him while he’s playing on court. he lied to lin because he was suppose to be second unit PG, but all lin sees is batum and walker playing the entire 3rd and 4th quarter. he lied to lin so they could sign him for 2mil when lin should’ve gotten 6-8mil easy because he promised lin he would have the unhindered opportunity to truly showcase his talent.

    lin can play 40-50 minutes for all i care, but it means nothing if he’s camping in the corner not being included in plays when he is obviously capable of making GREAT plays. jlin used to destroy the hornets and kemba every time he played them, and now he’s playing like he’s the 6-7th option on the CHARLOTTE HORNETS? THAT’s the lie, Lam.

  • Whitman Lam

    Kevin Love injured his left shoulder from shooting the a turnaround jumper against Kobe. And Love didn’t even fall on his shoulder, he just got grabbed by Kobe while turning around.

  • grover chang

    What really. Wow. Should’ve stayed in Miami.

  • CJSHYY

    Miami?

  • sport

    Kemba is not being traded more like being propped up as the “star”. You will not play someone who’s being traded that many minutes and risk injury.

  • Maknusia

    wasnt there another beautiful pass as well…cant remember now,…need to check on the replays

  • Maknusia

    yup..thats one way of stopping Lin…lol

  • KHuang

    Since when did a $2 million player get his bobblehead?

    Good going, Hornets!

  • yellowshadow

    business operations department of the hornets franchise knows who REALLY brings in the cash for the hornets this year, that’s all.

  • yellowshadow

    hornets fans be like, “wow, what was that? i’ve never see that before. was that a pass?”

  • KHuang

    Actually, it was LINSANITY in the first balf before MKG went down again.

  • heart

    Khuang, were you the one that pointed out MKJ is proned of injury? Did I remember correctly?

  • yellowshadow

    maybe if lin grows a beard he can fit in with batum and walker and they will pass him the ball more.

  • yellowshadow

    players really love to yank on kevin love’s arms

  • wandertheglobe

    It’s like trading in the Porsche you got for $2K for a Toyota that will cost $20K. MJ is not that bad of a businessman is he?

  • grover chang

    You know it is LINSANITY when the game starts becoming fun to watch. That was quarter 2.

  • Maknusia

    lol…who knows…maybe

  • grover chang

    Sorry, Lebron should have stayed in Miami and played with Dragic, Wade, and Bosh>>> Irving, injured Love, and Thompson.

  • yellowshadow

    yeah, bron should’ve stayed in miami. chris bosh is definitely a better player than kevin love as he can play both ways. wade is having a great year. irving is iso pg that cant really help a team win championship. whiteside got ways to go, but is better center than anyone cavaliers can offer. dragic is a decent point guard. should’ve trusted in pat riley.

  • Whitman Lam

    You mean Minnesota ? Home of the best hospital in the US, the Mayo Clinic.

  • Whitman Lam

    Because he changed directions and made an effort to sidestep the defender. But I agree, most NBA refs would have called an offensive foul since it was Lin the “turnover” guy.

  • spiderman

    nice laugh after dunk

  • KHuang

    All his career, Kobe Bryant has been a DIRTY player.

    That’s one of the many reasons so many fans and players dislike him.

  • KHuang

    But Pat Riley wasn’t going to let Levron James run Erik Spoelstra out of town.

  • heart

    I posted earlier. After MKG went down, Cliff knows he needed Lin. Also bc the interviewer asked about 2Q where Lin and the bench came in and extended the lead. He knew he had to say something. Even Pacers commentators emphasized Hornets run started in 2Q.

  • KHuang

    Cleveland has the BEST point guard between them and Miami:

    $1 million Matthew Dellavedova, of course!

  • KHuang

    Yes, I been writing that for YEARS.

    I CALLED IT

  • heart

    The interviewer asked him to talk about the 2Q where the lead was extended and the score was still tied in 1Q. He asked the same question to Walker and Zeller . Both also said the bench helped out tonight.

  • LinMad

    ya his article was good at the first page then it just went downhill. Sounded like he was trying to defend coach

  • LinMad

    ya right when Kemba sat down. Actually when Kemba was injured, Lin + MKG killed the Cavs. Not saying anything bad about MKG. Just that the coach demoted Lin so much when Kemba + MKG were healthy.

  • heart

    In what sense? Lin gave a BIG discount to Hornets to have significant role and minutes to play his brand of bb…and to play ALONG side of KW. Please go back and watch preseason interview tapes. Those were his words. Also there are articles and interviews after Lin felt that Cliff had not kept his words to Lin. Now you see Lin is being disrespected after he gave Hornets their first win after six long years by defeating Lebron James. His minutes and role have been erratic at best.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I missed it, good job heart.

  • heart

    Did you read my comments in the comment section below his article? He was subtly dissing Lin and puffing up KW and protecting Cliff.

  • bolero
  • bolero

    Team highlights with bench reaction..
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/697616176730406913

  • bolero

    Jun’s Highlights
    https://youtu.be/41ZWhU-O6d4

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • blubell

    Oops. I’ll delete mine. Featured 🙂

  • Gotta love the bench reaction to JLin’s dunk.
    Marvin’s “Wooo!” reaction + PJ “What did just happen? Hold me” expression
    (refresh for pics)

    They probably never saw JLin dunk in practice either =)

  • bolero

    Jordan Hill has a dislocated finger, from a JLin’s steal..

  • bolero

    He does dunk in practice too, I think there’s a video somewhere..

  • Acbc

    Lin played like a man that was peedoff. The dunk and the fancy passes were in your face swag to the team and Cliff. In Houston Lin would walk away from the huddle in timeouts unless he was so ticked that he took the board and drew up the play himself. Lin should just DGAF and walk away from Cliff….what’s he going to do, bench him? IMO, Lin’s is needed by Clifford more than Lin needs a to sacrifice his body for this ungrateful team.

  • good to know .. I guess they’re just excited to see JLin’s flair on the dunk 😀

  • Maknusia

    I’m pretty sure they have seen him dunk in practice….there was couple of CHA practice video where he dunked

  • bolero
  • Dan Ang

    It looked like it happened before JLin got the ball from the highlight vid.

  • bolero

    yah. looks like it..

  • CJSHYY

    Had not check Rox’s game for a while… Rox is that bad now? LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Howard Chen

    ‏@TheHoChen

    #Rockets are now sub-.500 and are no longer currently in a playoff spot

    https://twitter.com/TheHoChen/status/697664407682158592

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No D cornerstone would still be there. Nothing will ever change.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Morey is next.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! So happy to read this news. LOL!

  • John Focker

    …unless nobody wants to take him and Hornets really needs to work him hard to drive his value up? LOL

    I think most teams know what Kemba’s about and know to stay away.

  • spiderman

    even with a lemon in his ankle

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so. Really hate him the most.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hard to see, looks like Jeremy got his hand underneath Hills hand to steal the ball, then Hill pulls his hand back in pain. Did Hill stub his finger against the back of Jeremy’s hand? Or perhaps hit his hand against Jeremy’s head? Good thing Jeremy didn’t have his Mohawk or they would have said the spikes injured another player.

  • bolero
  • Dan Ang

    Bron Bron is exactly where he should be….number 1 in the East. He ain’t mad.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cheers! LOL Jubilation.

  • Dan Ang

    I want one of those!

  • John Focker

    Karmic justice pulling into the station.

  • Briiick

    I said they were going to fight for the 8th spot before this season. It’s a disgrace for the coaches to vote him into the All Stud Show.

  • Dan Ang

    If Kemba was on the market, a lot of team will want him. IMO

  • John Focker

    The NBA stands to gain greatly if McHale, Morey, BS, and Jim Buss all depart the league in the same year.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope Lin will get some Chinese herbal medicine to put on his rolled ankle to ease the swollen. It should be 100% healthy after ASG.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I did tell everyone that Portland and Utah will catch up with the Rockets. They do finally before the all star break.

  • bolero

    first time in the real game for Hornets.

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88

    ‏@linfinity88

    Congrats to @JLin7 for reaching 4⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ career points after hitting the corner 3 👌👌👌 #CHAatIND

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/697668050267418624

  • spiderman

    nice hair

  • Rick Johnson

    Clutchfans after today’s game:

  • JoeTeam

    yes, v cool to see the dunk and did he do 2 behind the back passes? Rockin’ it tonight!

  • JoeTeam

    guess I’ll have to go to ebay lol.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will back to Lakers not Rox.

  • Rick Johnson

    Broken because built on a poor foundation.

    Jonathan Feigen

    ‏@Jonathan_Feigen

    Back to JBB: “We’re a broken team. It’s easy to see. It’s a fragmented bunch. You can’t win that way. It’s not on the same page.”

    https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/697674578441601024

    https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/status/697669701829156864

  • Maknusia

    Actually…some fans there are appreciative of Lin…just a small bunch who repeats the hate

  • your son’s voltaire

    that ain’t no compliment to Lin. but love’n the meltdown over there

  • Rick Johnson

    Bleacher Report
    ‏@BleacherReport

    James Harden has ended 407 possessions this season with a 1-on-1 matchup—that’s 57 more than the Warriors as a TEAM

    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/697208418151460864

  • CJSHYY

    What happened? I thought they got almost everyone back on team like last season?! Really weird….

  • Acbc

    Sorry that’s not coaching at all, it’s just being a bad boss.

  • post-Kobe Lakers would be more promising than the same-old Rockets with Harden as cornerstone

  • Briiick

    We smell the stinky stat padding, stud pumping, and team breaking seasons ahead.

  • My guess is a fractured locker-room

    Rockets is built as Harden’s personal playground w/o accountability.
    It’s really the anti-thesis of great GSW team chemistry.

  • Briiick

    Rox and Harden should have failed long before had the league not given him 15+ FTs per game for his flopping.

  • 2 excellent GIFs on:
    1. JLin’s dunk
    2. Cody-Kemba-MKG great connection.
    Didn’t know Zeller can make a timely bounce-pass like that
    http://i.imgur.com/8CkG4hu.gif
    http://i.imgur.com/sRn6vI3.gif

  • Briiick

    Harden is a much worse version of KW, there is no way any talented player could be allowed to shine beside him, let along a PG.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. W/O FT, Harden just one of the SG.

  • That’s the downfall of Morey’s Analytics
    It’s based on sample size of regular season but the FT advantage disappeared in the playoff.
    Just like CP3 ref calls stopped coming in bunches in the playoff.

    But Harden’s refusal to play defense is the bigger sin.
    Which teammates want to be called role players to serve and cover for the cornerstone?

    So it’s really a character flaw by Harden’s self-entitlement that ruined the team chemistry.
    And Morey foolishly provides bonus on his contract for individual accomplishments.

  • KHuang

    Wow, fantastic stat.

    And haters STILL blame Lin for the Rockets struggling.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey everyone, what happened to MKG? I read about the dislocation, can you describe what happened ? Too bad, he was really contributing and I think making it better for Lin. I hope it’s just 2 weeks, who knows.

  • CJSHYY

    These pass looks like Lin…?

  • See this video. I think he dove to the floor, extended his right arm to reach for the ball but a Pacer player landed on top of his right shoulder. It’s really a bad break. MKG is the most reliable big man in the Hornets
    https://twitter.com/SBNationNBA/status/697604905075347456

  • Now we know why Clifford said, “JLin set the tone” =D
    The passing is contagious!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wasn’t able to watch the game. Thanks for all the GIFs, highlights….

  • leeda harun

    thanks for the updates guys 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks for the post, psalm … wow. I had a bad day at work, but this is worse. Empathy …

  • JoeTeam

    PS, thanks for this forum again. I just joined a technical forum and it’s quite something to fit in even to ask a question. You got a nice place 🙂

  • fire9flyer

    But, the bigger the contract, the firmer and secure the role is. Use the money to cement the role.

  • Maknusia

    I’m greedy…I need the other pass (back flip) from Lin to Frank

  • Maknusia

    lol…be humble and always start with gurus…sifu, etc 😉

    There would be many seniors and learned one…who glad to help as long as respects are there

    If you dont mind, what kinda technicality the discussion is on?

  • LAJane

    Me too. Dentist had to take precedence…but these great JLin highlights are easing the pain 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So happy for JLin as he goes for ASG break with high note esp the dunk and great passes. This way he can enjoy his break more and get healthy sooner:-)

  • zxcvb

    Honestly, that dunk proved to me that his ankle, swollen or not, was plenty good enough to beast. His two post-Cavs games were weak because of low minutes and touches, not injury. Same b.s. he dealt with in HOU, LAL.

    Even in this game, I didn’t love Lin’s body language when Kemba was in there. He looked disengaged and distracted with Kemba hogging it. Lin wouldn’t have even played 28 minutes if MKG weren’t hurt.

  • zxcvb

    Over the ASB, I’ll be praying for a miracle trade. Or at least a Bryan Colangelo hiring in Brooklyn.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    Empathy from me but not sympathy.

    MKG had botched the play and lost the ball.

    Had he better fundamentals, this would not have happened.

  • zxcvb

    Last year was a lucky fluke, like ATL’s 60 wins. Most everyone here saw it, but the average Joe Schmoe and NBA “expert” thought Houston would be just as good or better. Especially with a “star PG” like Lawson.

    But instead Rox are getting exposed. “They are who we thought they were…”

  • leeda harun

    some posters said it is for precaution. I think his back spasm and tennisball ankle needs a rest.

  • fire9flyer

    If you also have the connection to the manager in the inner circle, please put in a few good words for Lin. 😉

  • zxcvb

    Brad Stevens coaching Boston to the 3rd seed while Charlotte beats their chest over an 8th seed. Imagine Stevens coaching a Lin-led Hornets team. Instead we have to endure Cliff and Kemba chucking their way to mediocrity.

  • Rick Johnson

    So is Lin like the only player on this poster not in the All Star Game?

    https://twitter.com/jain0517/status/697696166457159680?s=09

  • Rick Johnson

    Kemba looks truly happy for Lin on that play.

  • John Focker

    Good indication that Hornets are in trade talks and are keeping MKG off the table. Hint: Watch the shoulder(s).

    And this year’s Razzie goes to…

  • John Focker

    In NO WAY to diminish Stevens, I believe Clifford could do the same or better if Kemba was told to play bench SG and followed orders.

  • John Focker

    Being the devil’s advocate here, how do you know he’s not just happy for Kam?

  • John Focker

    Maybe it’s just me, but looks like that’s his LEFT shoulder…

  • John Focker

    Wouldn’t MJ wish that was true…

    Kemba’s career numbers (especially FG%) and Bobcats records under him speak otherwise.

  • John Focker

    Actually, coming from KKKlutchfans, that’s a HUGE compliment. I mean, for haterz to admit ANYTHING that Lin is superior to Harden in. And they’ve ignored numbers in the past.

  • John Focker

    If Jeanie gives Jimmy, BS and maybe Stu the proverbial (and preferably, the literal one too) boot, that’d be a good start to make amends.

  • JoeTeam

    probably you are right. Still, he was doing well and a good running mate for JLin.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha I’m not telling you. jk. It’s a hobbyist forum with engineers, users, etc. I nerded out and bought some nice equip not too expensive but it’s very geeky and I’m trying to learn it.

  • JoeTeam

    hey, hi rose! Welcome back. Will love to see your pics.

  • JoeTeam

    What do you mean?

  • james brown

    yeah, i saw that now..he got push on left shoulder but on your post photo, he’s holding his right shoulder?

    so MKG got confused?or Hornets forgot to tell him he need to make it a little truthful?

    LOL!

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3192/6209/original.jpg?w=800&h

  • John Focker

    Mahinmi landed on MKG’s LEFT arm/shoulder…MKG holding his RIGHT arm when walking off the court.

    Cho: “Ya sure you want MKG with that? He’s hurt ya know, just saying.”

  • John Focker

    This makes Halle Berry’s performance in Catwoman look Academy worthy. 😀

  • james brown

    maybe you got something to tell…:P

  • james brown

    he has an existing contract with them and MKG will not leave hornets in years to come, so better get him off the table for a while…or its just really, MKG was CONFUSED as to his injury…LOL!

  • John Focker

    Many believe Kemba’s untouchable, which may have been true at one point. But I believe MKG is the true protected asset now…and hopefully Lin becomes one if and when Hornets (are able to) dump Kemba in the next 8 days.

  • james brown

    what i believe is that in NBA no one is indispensable for the good and benefit of the team! even coaches right now can be the subject of a trade.

  • John Focker

    Hahahaha, let’s throw GMs in there while we’re at it. I’d love to see Lakers attempt to trade BS, or Sixers try to trade Hinkie…any takers?

  • JoeTeam

    I see … good call if true. Would hate too see mkg out for long.

  • Maknusia

    at this point its too early to say, just from the picture, where he had injured…pre-injured location subject to injure easily even if its not a direct hit…lets wait for further reports

  • your son’s voltaire

    the landing on his left shoulder wasn’t the issue. it’s the initial contact with Mahinmi’s knee that injured his right shoulder

  • Maknusia

    lol….you really dislike MKG..huh

  • your son’s voltaire

    or just happy cus PJ is happy..

  • adele

    Lol. I will try I want to enjoy watching the game too✌

  • your son’s voltaire

    MKG has better fundamentals in his pinky than PyschoT and Lamb put together

  • adele

    Love this cny pic.

  • Barry Allen

    That looks so scary.

  • adele

    Please🙏

  • adele

    The Knicks and lakers too. Yes!👏🏼 loving the meltdown of these 3 teams. Payback time. It’s called “karma”

  • adele

    Yes they will use Lin. And abuse him too.

  • adele

    After the asg watch out. They will start to woo Lin to stay.

  • adele

    If there are injuries, Kemba might still be. Just like Butler, they were hoping it was Kemba who will be chosen. So they put in Kemba even if it’s a blow out game.

  • KHuang

    Oh really?

    Then why can’t your boy MKG stay on the court?

    more than 60% of his games missed!!!

  • adele

    True.

  • adele

    I agree with you Heart. How would you feel if your boss yelled at you? You think Lin has a heart of stone?

  • adele

    Very true

  • adele

    Which will never happen.

  • adele

    Yes but it’s Carmelo’s team. Lin would still suffer the same treatment with Harden, with Kobe, and now even with Kemba. No matter where he is, if the team caters to their star, Lin will always be a second or even third fiddle to them.

  • adele

    So let’s face our reality right now and pray that Lin will really make a smart decision next season.

  • adele

    I will be in every nets game behind the bench!

  • adele

    Cliff is using Lin. They still in the play off spot. Cliff used Lin as an insurance. After asg, they might give Lin a free reign. Then they might go deep into the play offs and who knows?

  • adele

    I will be there too. Hope to see you and your boys.

  • adele

    I will be wearing a Lin Hornets Jersey. I saw your pics before and your boys. I would love to see you and your boys. I’m so super excited on this game. I will be with my Italian hubby but he is a laker fan lol. But he gave me all these Lin jersey no matter what team he is in. Of course I have a laker Lin jersey but I will be wearing the hornets 7 for sure. Hope to see you!

  • adele

    Psalm, I was thinking of “we believe Lin” the PG we trust”

  • adele

    Amen to that!🙏

  • yellowshadow

    lots of people there brew the hate train just to spite the overzealous lin fans and trolls who act like lin fans to incite hate. its such a toxic forum… but there are fans who knows that it was lin who helped the team get back in to the playoff contention and it was lin who carried every time during the playoffs because harden’s flopball didnt work.

  • yellowshadow

    depends on what lakers do with DLO/clarkson.

    we all know lin is better, but that franchise seems enamored by these rooks.

  • Dorothy

    but I found it strange after the dunk he came down the floor with left foot landed first. If one is right handed person, isn’t that by nature he would use his right foot first?

  • Dorothy

    oh, sorry, I was looking at KMG’s dunk lol

  • yellowshadow

    brooklyn owner just went through the first list of potential GMs yesterday, and now has a small list of GMs to interview. i hope colangelo is one of them and that he brings MDA along to bring the linsanity to brooklyn.

    and in the process trade EVERYONE away except lopez.

  • rosebud68

    I will be with my husband and two boys. My husband is not Italian but I am Italian. :). We have something in common. Oh I guess I will spot you all in Lin hear with a poster. We will say hi for sure. See you soon.

  • rosebud68

    Ha ha. I’m not that technically savvy

  • rosebud68

    Hey Joe. Hope all is well with you

  • rosebud68

    Thanks 🙂 it does get ugly there sometimes

  • adele

    Guys, I came up with this phrase for my mini poster: “We Believe LIN” The PG we Trust.
    Is this too long? I’m super excited that I finally get to meet Rosebud and his boys too. 😍 what a treat! Lovin’ it.

  • C Chan

    Hi Rose, I was sitting behind you last time when JLin was out sick. I’ll be at the upcoming Nets game too, very excited to watch him plays. Do you mind if I say hi to you at the game?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • yellowshadow

    heal up lin, come back stronger than before. the legendary asian basketball player!

  • spiderman

    My two cents:
    It’s popular but Lin may not want to be substituted for God:)
    Enjoy the game!

  • John Focker

    Injuries have conveniently become strategic business moves, whether it’s incurred by the the players (ex: Asik) or the organization.

  • John Focker

    PJ seems to be a good dude.

  • adele

    It’s just a phrase. 🤗

  • adele

    Thanks for the input.

  • adele

    Ok, what about “Dragon BalLIN” with the hair?😋

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    He always looks like that when he smile….

  • Epie

    Oh wow.. that looks bad 🙁

  • TTNN

    you don’t need to fake an injury to take player off the table for trade, what’s wrong just say that guy is off the table?

  • heart

    Have to point out something for the record on the video above. At mark 5:13 on the video above, in the 4Q w/ 2:04 minutes left in game, LIN was the one who grabbed the rebound, but D. Wilkins proclaimed it was Batum. He said: “You see Batum come and get that? That’s how long he is.” Wrong!
    Edit: The one who made that comment sounded like DW (not him). Sorry about that. For future reference, Pacers commentators are: Quinn Buckner or Austin Croshere.

  • rosebud68

    Sure :). Please do say hi

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hi Adele. For the sign you might want to say simply “We Believe in Lin”. To me, saying “We Believe LIN” makes it sound like there’s a disagreement and “we” believe Lin’s side of the story.

    In case you’re wondering, there is no definite limit on the size of signs. The text below is from an FAQ at the MSG web site :

    Signs and Banners
    Guests are welcome to bring signs into the building to show their support for their favorite team, player, or entertainer. Signs may not be derogatory in any manner and must not contain foul language. Signs must be hand held and cannot be mounted on a stick or pole and they cannot block the view of other guests. Any interference with the enjoyment of another guest’s experience will result in the confiscation of the sign and/or possible ejection from the facility.

    See : http://www.thegarden.com/faq.html#S

  • KHuang

    From a purely basketball perspective, the Hornets are WAY BETTER without MKG than with him.

  • KHuang

    Tyler Hansbrough is the most reliable big man for the Hornets.

    He is consistent and predictable in his play, more so than any other big man.

  • KHuang

    I’ve HATED his clueless soft game from before he was drafted.

    In 2012 when the Hornets were going to draft MKG, I wrote that Rich Cho should’ve drafted Lamb at #2 instead.

  • KHuang

    Because this particular player will likely end up ON the table – a surgical table!

  • KHuang

    Let Wilkins go.

    He’s just old and clueless.

  • Alain Gervais

    He was talking about datums block

  • John Focker

    Leverage’s the word. In negotiations there’s a huge difference between Side A unwilling to part with an asset and Side B not wanting said asset to begin with.

    MKG did have a real injury, so Hornets are leveraging on the trade targets’ fear that MKG’s injury may become a chronic, lingering factor in his career thus making him unpalatable.

    It may be possible that the old right shoulder injury was a little shaken up, but I’m fairly sure that at a minimum this time the Hornets are making it out to be more serious than it really is. In fact they’d be dumb not to protect MKG in such a way.

    MKG will come back totally fine after ASG.

  • golfhacker

    Dominique is the Atlanta Hawks broadcaster, not Indiana’s.

  • golfhacker

    I hope Charlotte doesn’t trade Kemba. If they do, would Jeremy be in a good spot in Charlotte, even as starting PG? Look at who he has to work with – Zeller, Batum, MKG, Kam, Marvin, Lamb, Hawes…no thanks. Hoping for Sixers and MDA w/ Okafor, Noel, hopefully Embiid, 2016 #1 draft pick – massive potential there.

  • Acbc

    If it’s something religious you want, maybe “linning for God”. If it’s something snappy, maybe just “Lin = win”.

  • rookie75094

    May be like on your money “in Lin we trust”

  • Arsenium12 .

    Last year, Jeremy made this video about his All Star break activities; sharing a meal with some people who were homeless, being with family, and working on his game.
    __________

  • heart

    The broadcaster sounds just like him.

  • golfhacker

    I had to look it up – it was Quinn Buckner, former NBA player.

  • cdblue10

    Did Cliff learn his lesson?Hornets looks like a totally legitimate team last night and even ISO Kemba was actually go by the playbook although he can’t get away from his illness once in a while.Did they finally learn that the only way to win a lot of games was to play as a team?hmnnn…Lin was awesome once again even if he didn’t touch the ball that much on the last 4mins of 1st quarter.The dunk,back flicked passes,steals,rebounds and good defense.What else can you ask for for a 2mil player,if he cant get an offer for at least 10-12mil on this team then they aren’t value him as a solid player.

  • adele

    Thank you. It’s interesting to see the final decision☺️

  • adele

    Thanks for the info. Appreciate it. A big rolled illustration board can be accepted?

  • adele

    I was thinking about that actually. I’m planning to put it up every time Lin makes a basket. 😁

  • Linzen

    Good catch! I was actually quite confused about that. MKG was moving both arms on the floor “in pain”. I thought you simply can’t move a dislocated shoulder?

  • Linzen

    and an assist; and a steal; and a block 👍

  • Acbc

    What’s important for Lin now is to play just like he did last night with swag and IDGAF, because he really shouldn’t care what happens to this team. One of the worst way to play any sport is to care too much about the results. When you do, you play in the future tense. Any way for Lin to put his mind into this JUST PLAY mode is going to be how he can play his best bball. Lin’s first breakthrough game against Nets was in this same mental state. He played with abandon not thinking about the future and what it meant if he failed. That “caring too much” mentality causes a lot more hesitation and double think.

    Please remember that this team will mistreat Lin at the very first chance they’ll get in order to promote their own agendas. kW isn’t quite as bad as Harden, but it would be interesting to compare the number of ISOs he’s used as well this year. My eye test tells me that he’s just as bad. Even last night, Lin didn’t hardly get any passes from KW. How’s that any different from Harden?

    We should all remember that when Houston played against Blazers in the playoffs, it did nothing to promote Lin. In fact Rox played the blame game on Lin for the losses while giving him bench minutes. It wasn’t until they were desperate that Lin got to play. Ultimately, Lin was just about to save the series by almost winning the 6th game by his stellar defense by locking down Lilliard. Mchale pull the biggest blunder of them all by taking Lin out with less than a second left. Lin was blamed for the series loss and not Harden’s bad shooting and no defense. Do you all really think Clifford will be any different? I’m seeing cliff become more and more like Mchale and less and less a MDA disciple.

  • KHuang

    No, they didn’t learn.

  • KHuang

    In pro entertainment, coaches put a lot of pressure on entertainers to perform a certain way.

    But what I’ve found out and what Lin’s finding out is that if an entertainer defies the coach but MAKES IT WORK, the coach has no choice but to tolerate the results.

    With Lin, he’s trying his hardest to play teamball. Clifford doesn’t like it because he feels it pisses off Walker and Batum, so Clifford tries to limit Lin from running Clifford’s gameplan.

    Lin learned last game to just go out and run Clifford’s system whether Clifford likes it or not. It enraged Clifford enough that Clifford played Lin only 11 minutes in the first half despite that dominating 2nd quarter, and Lin would have played 10 or less minutes in the 2nd half had MKG not been injured. But Lin was gonna get his numbers and teamball win in his 20 minutes no matter what Clifford would have pulled.

  • BobbyH

    There is always a script since game 1, with a long term strategic design in mind. We as outsider will never know until the truth is revealed.

    I for one believe that MJ/Hornets FO are up to something. Most said the stats padding since the end of last year was for All-Star push. I believe it is for trading purpose.

    Cliff is just the executioner of this long term plan. I could be wrong. But we shall see after ASG.

  • grover chang

    Do you think there is a universal reason why all of Lins coaches resent him except MDA? Who is more coachable then Lin, with winning results?

  • BobbyH

    CAA?

  • KHuang

    The plan is SIMPLE AND OBVIOUS:

    eject Lin at the end of the season.

    Here’s exactly how it’s going to go down:

    As soon as free agency starts, Charlotte will scramble to offer more money to a less performing more expensive veteran backup PG than Lin. And of course, they’ll try to tie up their cap space with Batum and other free agents.

    Then they’ll try to draft a point guard “for the future”.

    The goal would be to try to convince Lin that there’s no money on Charlotte to sign Lin and no spot on the roster for Lin to play from. Charlotte has a narrow window to do this before Lin opts in, as Lin will be shopping himself around the NBA at the start of free agency. It’s during that shopping time that Charlotte will try to lock Lin out of money and a roster position.

    Now if Lin opted in ANYWAY because no NBA team would sign him, Charlotte would make Lin a DNP CD and would likely simply waive him. They can eat the $2 million of Lin’s contract next season just to make him go away.

    That’s how it’ll go down.

  • KHuang

    EASIEST QUESTION EVER:

    Race.

    All these coaches are ANGRY that Lin succeeded despite their hater predictions that Lin was not athletic enough tonsucceed in the NBA.

    None of these coaches want Lin on their team. That would invite ridicule from other coaches and GMs who STILL think Lin is not able to compete in the NBA.

  • Wty

    Geez, really hope not. Somehow in the current available scenarios for Lin, there is greater hope…. just maybe, the tide will turn for Lin to lead his own team.. to play his way

  • KHuang

    Not in the NBA.

  • Rebecca

    Big sport sponsors and big agents all play a part, plus online gambling. There is no simply answer to the question.

  • KHuang

    The sponsors and betting, they LIKE Lin because he brings oversized entertainment value on a halfway house salary.

    But the coaches and GMs, they all HATE Lin because Lin dared played way beyond their race based predictions of Lin’s failure.

  • Rebecca

    Do you think Nike likes Lin now?

  • Sesshie

    Then you have to ask the question what makes MDA so different from the other coaches? His ability to recognize JLin’s strengths and trust him to run his system? His unwillingness to let FO politics dictate how the game is played? MDA resigned both from the Knicks and Lakers. The other coaches were fired.

  • Briiick

    If he is not the highest paid back court player but shines the brightest, there will be pressure and professional jealousy coming from the one holding the largest contract, the one who offered him the highest contract and their supporters in the organization.

  • grover chang

    I would believe that more except Clifford spent three hours talking basketball with Lin to recruit him. Made promises, now broken. What made Clifford turn on the Asian kid. His race didn’t matter when trying to sign him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Chemistry and character doesn’t show up on Morey’s advanced stats spreadsheet:

    https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/697673912847454208?s=09

  • grover chang

    If it depends on the FO then Lin only has one hope. MJ must love him. I don’t think he does.

  • grover chang

    Just waive him now then. Why prolong this?

  • Sesshie

    JLin should focus on his long-term goal of getting back his starter job that was unfairly and artificially stripped from him. His time with the Hornets is just another stepping stone towards that goal. He should just play his game whenever the opportunity is presented to showcase his abilities. Hornets making the playoffs will be nice, in the context that there will be more games to play and do more showcasing. Regarding Clifford, he’s just another Hornets organization employee. His priority is keeping his job and his employers happy. It’s understandable because he is just another temporary coach for JLin. As a JLin fan I’m detached from the Hornets because I’m quite confident that JLin will move on to another team next season. Let’s hope JLin could find another coach like MDA and an organization that will support him.

  • Acbc

    MDA was an outsider from Europe. His brand of bball was criticized for being only a one way style of only offence. He understands how it is to be trapped in a box of opinions. Funny thing was, the Knicks were a good defensive team with Lin. A lot of other coaches and GMs resented the fact that someone from Europe could out coach them, especially a team oriented style of play.

    Nash was good even before the MDA system but the timing of his rise was when team USA lost in the Olympics and all the writers were criticizing the selfish game team USA brought to the games. Popular opinion was swung to team play. Today, it’s back to the old ways of ISO star system. Look at the all stars and you have to question if they could coexist on an Olympic team?

    Lin with MDA and Jerry Colangelo and in a franchise sick and tired of mediocrity is a perfect storm waiting to happen. I fully expect Lin to lead the Sixers into the promise land and meet GSW in the finals in a few years.

  • heart

    Easy. It’s because Lin gave them the BIGGEST DISCOUNT. They know he’s better than $2M but won’t admit. They want him as an insurance for KW. They want Asian Discount–Cheap price w/ High Quality/High performance, while saving their Caps for someone else.

  • Sesshie

    As far as we know, MJ is committed to Kemba Walker as his starting PG. There could be only one starting PG per team, so we know JLin wouldn’t stay with the Hornets. We should move on from the Hornets.

  • CJSHYY

    What’s wrong? Harden is the king for so long….

  • Michael

    Actually they just plain don’t show up…

  • heart

    Hindsight looking back, the DISCOUNT did Lin in. Hornets went back on their word. Using the Discount to justify Lin’s treatment as on par of a $2M, but demand him to produce at a higher level than a $2M man. Having said that, I believe God will turn IT around for Lin’s good bc he loves God.

  • Acbc

    IMO, when people tell me that it’s nothing personal; that I’m just doing my job, it says a lot about how far remove our society is from moral grounds. It’s quite sad really that turning a blind eye to bad behavior is acceptable just becuase they are only following orders.

    Clifford lied to Lin and cheated him out of at least a couple of millions of dollars in salary. Lin came to the Hornets with the promise that he could play his brand of bball. That is an outright lie now.

    MDA paid the price for standing up to FO pressure, twice. Jerry Colangelo will never do that to him. When you compromise your moral obligations, you should be called out for it. Today, we just accept it as just doing business, it’s nothing personal.

  • Whitman Lam

    Go go Morey, keep digging your own “analytics” grave.

  • Michael

    I would bet that it has a lot to do with the fact that hero-ball is good for business.

  • Acbc

    Kinda like how the rest of the Hornets just stand around on offence when KW ISO.

  • Rick Johnson

    MDA was also on the verge of being fired. Also the team “superstar” was injured. Perfect storm for JLin

  • Sesshie

    Even though we don’t know what Clifford and JLin talked about before the season started, I’m confident that JLin thought he could play more of a PG role and his brand of basketball, which didn’t happen for some reason. IMO, Clifford shouldn’t misrepresent his authority and power over how the team is run, or that he has a moral backbone to stand up to FO orders.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if Morey will make some desperate trades at deadline to try to save his job. Les must be fuming:

    I wish they could waive the Three Stooges too.

    https://twitter.com/thefarmerjones/status/697858475368542208?s=09

  • heart

    Read the NBA Shoot Around Report Excerpt: http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2016/02/11/morning-shootaround-dec-11-3/#cavs
    “With Kidd-Gilchrist out, it seems likely coach Steve Clifford would go back to P.J. Hairston as a starter. Clifford used Hairston in that role to cut down on Nic Batum having to constantly guard the opposing team’s best perimeter scorer. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets’ best defender.
    The Hornets have been besieged by injuries this season but were working their way back to full health when Kidd-Gilchrist hit the floor Wednesday. The Hornets hope to get back center Al Jefferson shortly after the All-Star break. He needed knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.”

    MY NOTE: PJ might be returning to the starting line up for MKG.

  • Michael

    I think they are worried they might anger the other clients if they promoted Lin.

  • Michael

    Wouldn’t it be hilarious if all four of them started clapping and applauding when Kemba started Isoing. Might as well do something.

  • heart

    News from Adrian Wojnarowski: The Houston Rockets have started contacting teams about trading eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard, league sources told The Vertical. Link: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources–rockets-contacting-teams-about-trading-dwight-howard-191621017.html

  • Rick Johnson

    Trading Howard won’t help when you have a Primadona like Harden as your cornerstone. What they going to do? Trade Howard for Dragic? Still won’t work.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Lefon Jang

    This is something that I don’t understand about Clifford. If he trusts PJ on the first unit then why won’t he play PJ on the second unit when MKG is healthy?

  • CJSHYY

    Rox is really a bad place for player to go… Lin, D12 were all hot stars then after Morey & Harden… smh! I hope they will not make it to playoff this season.

  • yellowshadow

    jlin’s legendary hover hand!

    cmon lin, mama lin wants to see some grandchildren! lol!

  • yellowshadow

    howard always shows up in playoffs… but now he cant even dunk properly 🙁

  • wandertheglobe

    Howard for Jefferson straight up?

  • Dorothy

    Do you all still think teams like to have a player like him? (GSW style seems to be the popular trend now.)

  • LAJane

    new version…bottle hand 🙂

  • Briiick

    I knew this was coming when DH12 foolishly broke his PnR connection with Lin which made both players shine so much. I guess DH12 thought it was politically wiser to be Harden’s body guard and also preferred shining along with his “post game”, LOL.

  • Dorothy

    In a way I feel he deserves it. He had a great chance to play pnr with Lin, but he refused.

  • yellowshadow

    they need to stop catering to james harden and treating their players like property! who would want to play for this awful franchise and its toxic fanbase?

  • CJSHYY

    He will option out this summer so the team must be really wants to sign him otherwise why needs to trade him for what?

  • yellowshadow

    its over when they stop listening to a vet like the jet!

  • CJSHYY
  • Dorothy

    So, the same injury?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know.

  • heart

    IMO, Cliff views other players as chess pieces/tools to be plugged in and out to cater & protect Hornets designated core starters. He does not ‘trust’ PJ, Cliff uses PJ as a placeholder for MKG. My guess is Zeller will return to the bench eventually once AJ returns and is caught up w/speed and rust-free, unless he’s traded.

  • Dorothy

    yep, just checked, same thing in Oct.

  • yellowshadow

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! That’s bad. He should not rush back. So he will not be able to play in playoff if Hornets really makes it?

  • Dan Ang

    1. You gotta Lin it to Win it
    2. Yes Lin Yes Win
    3. You can’t be appealing without a LIN

  • yellowshadow

    MKG will likely be ready if we make the second round of the playoffs….

  • heart

    God’s speed MKG. Hornets don’t want to lose playoffs spot and will need Lin much more whether they like it or not. If they don’t use Lin correctly, then no playoffs hope.

  • CJSHYY

    I think w or w/o MKG, Cliff knows he needs Lin… my guess last few games was another push to send Kemba for ASG. Now no more… they will let Lin plays more like last night.

  • Rick Johnson

    Played too many minutes. Should have had minute restriction and come off the bench.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! But Cliff & Hornets…

  • heart

    Lin PnR w/ Howard would have been exciting to see. Howard allowed Morey & Harden dictate the script and demoted Lin to the bench. He had a voice to make a difference then but didn’t use it.

  • Dan Ang

    Don’t OD on them please. 3200mg of highlights are the max dosage.

  • CJSHYY
  • yellowshadow

    going back to when lin got the triple double against cavaliers, i always found it asinine that EVERYONE knew the most surefire way for lin to get an assist to get the triple double was to do a pnr with dwight howard. like it was automatic. yet they still didnt make lin-howard pnr their go-to play just because. lin-howard pnr could’ve taken them to western conference finals.

  • Rick Johnson

    No trade will help until they rein in Harden and his superstar ego and hold him accountable. Maybe they need a hard nosed no nonsense coach and empower him over Harden. Like Thibs or George Karl.

  • yellowshadow

    at least we know lin will never get a rehabilitating injury witt the hornets with the minutes and role he played in the last 3 games.

  • yellowshadow

    lin only got those points and assists off broken plays and fast breaks tho, i think there was like 2 plays where he actually brought it from their backcourt.

  • Whitman Lam

    Wonder if Rockets will accept Al Jefferson back as trade bait.

  • Dan Ang

    I would like to keep Stu there. he’ll be miserable because he won’t have the green light to trash talk JLin anymore. KEKEKE

  • yellowshadow

    rockets want young talents… howard to jefferson would not help them in their cause. especially an old center coming off an injury with addiction problems.

  • heart

    I believe they know they need him, but they quickly cast Lin aside once MKG returned. Even their media & press started turning away from Lin. Yesterday’s article from Snyder @ Hoopshabit was one of the examples. He changed his tune on Lin. But guess what, God has other plan whether they like it or not.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t worry they need Lin they will use him more & more from now on unless they really fail to make it to playoff.

  • Dan Ang

    the hand is just a bonus…the torso to torso is enough to bring about #ALLTHEFEELS

  • CJSHYY

    I think they will use Lin no matter what… w MKG is out (don’t know for how long…?) they have to use Lin.

  • yellowshadow

    you should go back and listen to the announcers when jeremy was in rockets for the first season. nothing but praises at his plays. they loved him.

    when they got harden and howard and they headed into their second season, the announcers suddenly complain and whine about turnover, defense, etc. it was really eye opening and dissappointing.

  • yellowshadow

    that franchise doesnt deserve thibs! no wonder everyone hates the rockets. i hope they fall to scraping at the bottom of the barrel like they were before lin came on board.

  • Dan Ang

    True, but even when their stocks goes down, players like Kemba, Rajon Rondo and Ty Lawson, still hold high market value in this league.

  • grover chang

    Howard could still be in the new NBA because he is actually awesome in the PNR. Just does not do it anymore.

  • grover chang

    Fine by me, Less time Lin has to share with Walker the better. Hard to win when your two point guards are competing against each other and the opposing team at the same time.

  • adele

    Thank you🤔

  • Dorothy

    The worse is Howard advocated for Beverly. So I can be careless about how he is treated by Rox now.

  • grover chang

    Alexander needs to remove Morey as GM. He is just too cutthroat business. Maybe other businesses you could burn bridges and burn people but professional basketball is a monopoly. There are only 450 players in the league. Turn enough people off, good players will not want to play in Houston. Morey is running out of options.

    His disciple Hinke who took Morey’s philosophy on turbo speed has no bridges left to build a team with.

  • Linzen

    All Star break, the mid-point of the season. All Knicks, Lakers and Rockets are out of playoffs now.
    wahahahahah I am sooooooooo happy!

  • Linzen

    I total blame Cliff for this.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Clifford should be the one responsible for this. MKG rushed back from surgery got the immediately to start with 30 min plus per game while Lin reduced to 18.

  • yellowshadow

    how does karma taste, houston? i hope you enjoy being a non-playoff team before lin came to town.

  • yellowshadow

    MDA was being nagged by the showtime laker mafia, who said he was doing a poor job as a coach so they could bring their boy byron scott as the head coach. little did they know through their prejudice glasses that byron was one of the worst coach in the history of basketball and MDA coached the lakers far better and had a better record with a much inferior roster than byron does today.

  • Linzen

    Wow! This is awesome. Thanks for finding this. 9th place… lol

  • John Focker

    Bottle was acting all strategic!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Their first playoff appearance was when Lin joined them.

  • Linzen

    I really hope Morey will be fired for this.
    Lin’s 2nd year Rockets team was actually very good. With Parsons, Howard, Harden and Lin (even Asik, DMo and PBev). They got some good young players to have a really deep playoff run. But thanks to M&M’s political agenda… we all know how it went…

    so, Morey should go

  • Dorothy

    Even if Morey is fired, i don’t want Lin go back to Houston. Harden, Beverly and Clutch Fan are all bad.

  • yellowshadow

    morey’s statistics led team was never meant to lead them to championship. charles barkley always used to scoff at the idea and now its true – i mean really, the whole idea, “hey, lets put a team of stat padding players and see what happens” is just terrible.

    the fact that they let chandler parson, a home grown product, walk away is testament to their incompetence.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Linzen

    Agreed. Lin should never go back to that toxic environment. NEVER!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    For the Knicks alone, they had a chance to bring back Linsanity to NY but they declined with “Not Interested” (according to Lin). Lin would have put them in a much better situation now and Fisher would be still their coach.

  • Linzen

    No kidding. Letting everybody go for his own obsession of “Big 3”.

  • yellowshadow

    dolan’s known for being vindictive. as long as he owns the knicks, lin will never be able to join the knicks regardless of what the fanbase, the coach, or the GM wants.

    he does not care if knicks keep losing even if bringing lin can turn things around.

  • Linzen

    True. And guess what, they need a PG now. lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes, desperate need too.

  • Linzen

    It feels like Morey blows it up every summer anyway.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I expect big move before trade deadline.

  • Rick Johnson

    Anything that doesn’t rein in Harden or trade him won’t do anything. As long as his ego runs the organization is a lost cause. Notice when there is a problem Harden says he doesn’t know what’s wrong, when same question to Lin he says it’s on him and its on him to bring more energy to boost the team. That’s a true leader.

  • Briiick

    Does it make any difference if Harden stays ? Maybe they can keep clueless fans from leaving by shuffling the “role players”.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s good, let the Rockets keep on tanking.

  • yellowshadow

    i expect a three way trade between houston (howard), atlanta (teague, hortford), and clippers (blake griffin)

  • Dorothy

    Unless Harden is gone, Rockets have no hope.

  • heart

    Let every ‘star’ player who they’ll recruit remember how Rox treated Lin! I think Rox/Morey value Harden over Howard from day 1. I’d think Howard now regrets he should not have given Rox the “Discount” and left $30M on the table…

  • zxcvb

    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/697606259516796929
    http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2016/02/11/scotto-free-agent-target-conley-a-long-shot-as-nets-gm-search-continues/
    Relevant Prokhorov quote: “I think I want us to have a much firmer blueprint…what kind of players we’re looking for and why, in line with the strategic guidelines developed with the new coach and GM. I think we need to have a sense of identity and a style of play.”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    and more than that, Howard forgot his stats were much better when Lin was there. Harden will try to score first while Beverley is not an assist point guard either. All Howard did was running empty up and down the court.

  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No shoes mean feeling good ankle.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wonder if Rich Cho and MJ are talking about getting Howard?

  • wandertheglobe

    There’s no way the Clips will give up Blake for cheap. Blake is a walking triple double player. I can’t see any equitable ways between Hou and Atl. that would entice the Clips.

  • heart

    Howard–30yrs @ $22.3M, can PnR, weak on shooting FTs. AJ–31yrs @ $13.5M, post player, can make FTs. Hornets are cheap and both are in their 30s on a decline. So I have my doubt.

  • CJSHYY

    D12 wants Max contract too.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Howard still a shot blocker, something the Hornets need but I agree with you, Hornets are cheap.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    if he opts out.

  • CJSHYY

    From Yahoo’s report he will that’s why Rox wants to trade him.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope Harden stays w Rox… don’t want him go to Lakers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No one will give him the max. His stats decline big time this season.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s not easy to find a team to take him bc if he only will stay for few months… why needs to do so?

    Ya! I also don’t think he will get Max but who knows…. ?

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Imagine after JLin left this Hornets organisation …the same will be said of them.
    Doubt Cho and company are making effort to retain JLin at Charlotte

  • KHuang

    Morey DOESN’T DO statistics.

    It’s a big fat media SHAM.

  • KHuang

    No.

    MKG would have got injured no matter what.

  • KHuang

    FURTHER.

    The Rockets that year should have won the championship.

  • KHuang

    Not entirely.

    Howard’s lack of fundamentals makes it hard for him to fit with any NBA team.

  • Briiick

    D12 chose to be marginalized by Harden and lower his market value.

  • Dorothy

    No, they know by heart they have not kept up the promises they made to Lin, but it does not seem they care. They will just low ball Lin again this summer. Therefore, Lin should leave this organization in a heart beat.

  • KHuang

    WRONG article.

    LIN is the Hornet’s best defender, not MKG.

  • Dorothy

    and next year I will have one more team to watch imploding, NYK, LAX, ROX and Hornets lol

  • cdblue10

    Trade talks is start to heat up,is Lin staying or his stock will get traded?

  • KHuang

    NO

  • KHuang

    Because if the Hornets do eject Lin, they eject what little teamwork they have.

  • KHuang

    Translation: More max contract superstars

  • cdblue10

    He will enjoy his reign in Charlotte if he would listen to coach Lin….lol.Seriously speaking they can throw Zeller and Kemba for Dwight and Rockets will take that in a heartbeat.

  • BobbyH

    He falls on the ground a lot while playing. I respect his hustle, but the way he is playing, it is very easy to get injured,

  • Dorothy

    Yes, do it

  • cdblue10

    A Batum,Dwight,William and Lin combo will get them deep in the playoff,OTH Rockets can still salvage the season if they’ll do that because both sides will be fired up to play better basketball.CHO and MJ needs to dial the phone now.

  • Dorothy

    Rockets with both Harden and Kemba? Kemba will be benched like Lawson LOL

  • cdblue10

    they’ll take Lin next year and that’s their #1 priority,upgrade their PG

  • Whitman Lam

    They’re still paying DWill NOT to play for them.

  • GameWatcher

    DH is a older version of DJ.

  • DX

    It’s almost impossible since this season’s low contract. Only it may happen if some play off teams really short PG.

  • LAJane

    🙂 Happy happy, back in the slippers!

  • DX

    No way, Kemba is similar with Harden.

  • DX

    New hairstyle?

  • cdblue10

    LOL

  • Dorothy

    I mean seriously, Kemba will be a good 6th man, right?

  • cdblue10

    That’s their problem….as long as Lin will have a good season,Idon’t care about Harden and Kemba.

  • KHuang

    No NBA team wants to trade for Lin.

    The only way NBA teams will barely consider taking Lin in trade is if a 1st round draft pick is packaged with him and no players or assets or cash are handed back in return.

    Because of Lin’s Asian race, no NBA team will accept him.

  • cdblue10

    Of course,of course,he will shoot out his 6th man award in oblivion in Houston…lol

  • KHuang

    A good 6 ppg scorer, yes.

  • Rick Johnson

    But then Dwight has a player option this summer. If he walks you have up all those assets for nothing. Only one that makes sense is Jefferson since he’s a free agent this summer too. But doubt Rockets go for that.

  • KHuang

    Howard is a good expiring contract but LOUSY basketball player.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t think it’s about race but prolly a part of it,the most probable reason is could be a jealousy in the locker room and superstars players on any team won’t like that.

  • grover chang

    If rockets are desperate they may want to trade Lawson for Lin. They know Lin produced better in Houston and Lawson is the proven pg the hornets want.

  • Martin Chong

    “this is how i like the bottle to be held.”…it sounds so wrong though.LOL

  • KHuang

    It’s ALL about race.

    If Lin were not Asian, teams would be vying for his services and Lin would be welcomed by his fellow All Stars every year.

  • KHuang

    Actually, Lin’s cheap short contract should have made him SUPER DESIRABLE.

    Lesser nonAsian players have been traded for more money.

  • Rick Johnson
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Very good point. We might not like Harden but lin and him are fine.

  • KL

    Actually I have always seen politics and “business” in my 15 years in the workplace. So it should not surprise me the way Lin has been treated. Power is congregated with the powerful, not with the meritorious. But in the corporate world such injustice is easily covered up.

    Yet in sports and with discerning fans, this injustice cannot be completely covered up. Lin is the best player on this team. Guys like Marvin Williams, Tyler Hansbrough are or could be the biggest contributors. We know the truth.

    I hope Jeremy does not give up. In my working life I have moved jobs many times (9 times to be exact!) but eventually found a good place with good values and team spirit. Maybe next year will be Lin’s year.

  • zxcvb
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good combo.

  • DX

    They need to deal with Hornets if any team want to get Lin. Why don’t wait until Lin opt out since only a few months left.

  • CJSHYY

    Rox didn’t want Lawson but just no taker…. Hornets will not take Lawson for Lin.

  • Jim

    They were the most productive after all
    Lin-kobe didnt work
    Lin-Kemba_Batum h*** no

  • Dorothy

    Do you think if Hornets play Lin as starting PG they can beat GSW?

  • Rick Johnson

    Article says destinations that make the most sense for Dwight are Boston and Charlotte. Lin / Dwight PnR would be awesome. “Dangerous” as Dream put it.

    https://twitter.com/BobbyMarks42/status/697959303127420928?s=09

    Charlotte has played some of its best basketball of late and is currently holding onto the last playoff spot in the East. The Hornets could put a package together of Al Jefferson, Marvin Williams and a 2016 first-round pick, protected Nos. 1-10 for Howard. Of the trades mentioned above, this deal makes the most sense for both parties. Obtaining a player like Howard in Charlotte would likely see the Hornets in the playoffs come April. For Houston, the Rockets would still have a chance of making the playoffs while also obtaining a valuable first-rounder. Although injured, Jefferson could be back on the court in early March.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Morey has history of trying or bringing back his players like Ariza, A Brooks, J Smith, Dragic, Lowry…so don’t be surprised that he will try to package to trade Lawson for Lin, the best spark off the bench.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I like Marvin, hope it would be Hawes.

  • MorlockO

    They let go of the 2 Locker room guys (Lin and Parsons)… what did they expect?

  • Dorothy

    Lin is always nice to kids

  • gum

    Nets’ reported interest in GM Bryan Colangelo could be a savvy move
    By Zach Harper | NBA writer
    January 13, 2016 12:32 pm ET

  • Jim

    Salaries dont work

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Al and PJ.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not with Harden and the hero ball. Morey has nothing comparable to Lin to trade with.

  • Jim

    No, because they are too good for any team

  • Jim

    Has nothing to do with the fact that Lawson is getting paid way more than Lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody would trade success for failure. Forget it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I said package not straight trade.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    There are a lot of talks about trading away Lin. This is absolutely unacceptable. Lin’s reason to join the Hornets with such a low salary must be respected. It is unethical to trade away Lin now. The Hornets would lose their credibility and lots of support from their fans and their players if they trade away Lin.

    Do you think the team could make to playoff without Lin? I seriously doubt it. Team is an essential ingredient of the success of this team this year. Without Lin, the team would have been the cellar team of the conference. Just imagine how many more losses that the team would have by now without Lin’s contribution.

    Those trolls would never give up on dissing Lin.

    By the way, there are only about 30 games left for the season. Lin can always opt out in the next season. Other teams have to take this into consideration too. Unless it’s MDA who wants Lin right now, I don’t think this kind of trade walk will hold water.

    What’s worse than a one year rental is less than half a season rental!

  • grover chang

    No. No. No. Marvin is awesome. Marvin too good a teammate to deserve the rockets

  • leeda harun

    i hope charlotte didnt do it.

  • grover chang

    Yes. Lin is the key. He could disrupt warriors defense and he stops warriors offense at its point. Steph Curry.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin can guard Curry well but GSW have too many good shooters and play too unselfish. They could win a few games but not a series of 7 games. Especially missing a rim protector and good PnR partner for Jeremy.

  • james brown

    not so if the team that will want JLIn is a championship team, i guess JLIn will accept that trade in a way.

  • Lefon Jang

    I always thought Howard doesn’t like PnR. He prefers to have the ball at the low post. I think he’s a bad mix for the hornets. He’s a cry baby if he doesn’t get the ball. I personally do not like to see Howard playing with Lin.

  • cdblue10

    A good body mov’ts could be done in terms of a good defense but everybody needs to buy and commit to this idea,the only way to beat GSW is by team defense.A KEMBA AND LIN will not win against GSW by any means because Kemba is a liability in height and defense,to beat this kind of team is to have an athletic line up that can switch to ever y position.

  • yellowshadow

    lin being traded anywhere is not necessarily a bad thing because of his contract. regardless of what happens to him, bottom line up front is that he’ll be an unrestricted free agent in 2017. he will be free to sign with any team where he wants to go.

    if hornets do not make the playoffs, it would be great if lin gets traded to a playoff team to be a spark for them and raise his stock even more before he signs to a team that God directs him to go next.

  • yellowshadow

    i wonder why press keeps associating d.howard with pnr when he hates running them. also, the injuries has taken such heavy toll on him. he got stuff by bogut in their gsw, couldnt finish a dunk… just looked bad. such shame he squandered his golden years jumping ships. would not want d.howard if you’re building for the future.

  • yellowshadow

    gsw has game’s two best shooters in curry and thompson. iguadala is a starter on any team, bogut is a top 5 center in the league, draymond green is a triple double machine, and livingston is one of the best role player in the league… AND THEY HAVE A GOOD COACH. lin cannot carry a team like houston who can’t even make the playoffs on their own against a team who’s about to have the best season in the entire history of NBA.

    if he goes to the spurs, that would be great.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i haven’t been on all day so i haven’t heard any rumors about Lin being on the trade talks. but, there is absolutely ZERO chance that Lin gets traded anyway due to the huge gap in his talents versus his contract. there just aren’t any player out there that is as good as Lin and with a contract that matches his. hornets know this and they aren’t gonna mess with it

  • yellowshadow

    marvin has been shooting lights out! he’s a teammate i would want on my team! t.handsborough would be a good backup center anywhere he goes. love his heart and hustle!

  • CJSHYY

    I doubt Hornets will take him or any team at this point bc he will option out this summer & also ask for Max in his next contract.

  • leeda harun

    The press didnt do the homework. They keep repeating the same stories and some of them still living in the past that Howard took the Magic to the finals

  • golfhacker

    The ironic thing is Howard has no post moves.

  • leeda harun

    Hornet still need Lin afterall MKG is hurt again.

  • Lefon Jang

    He used his muscle to power his way through when he’s younger.

  • Lefon Jang

    A lot of cut and paste!

  • CJSHYY
  • yellowshadow

    lol the kid who got spencer’s towel was like ._. i didnt ask for this

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Promotion to keep or showcase to trade?

  • leeda harun

    Milking lin popularity

  • grover chang

    Almost every team in the nba is athletic. Definitely the hornets are as athletic as anyone else. NBA players are elite athletes.

    The difference between those who win and lose is what is between their ears and in their heart. Fortunately Lin is elite in both areas.

    The beauty of linsanity is that it creates an instant warrior team. Warriors are good because they share the ball and everyone shoots. So then everyone is motivated to play defense. Then defense gets stops. After defense gets stops there is less pressure to always score on offense. So then they are looser with their shots and shoot better. The end result besides the win, the warriors appear to be more athletic because all of them are naturally motivated to play at max athletic effort together.

    Lin makes sure the same thing happens on his team’s because he forces the ball to be shared and gets the linsanity ball rolling.

    Remember linsanity games in new York overwhelmed elite and regular teams as games wore on. And when Lin had full reign as pg in houston they would beat, sometimes destroy teams. When Lin was the pg for the second unit this season they were top 5 in offense and defense. Everyone is athletic. Linsanity and the warriors system just brings it out.

  • james brown

    he’s a free agent comes FA if he opt out this next season..

  • rookie75094

    Just the mention of Morey makes me want to hurl.

  • james brown

    promotion for hornets to keep the money flowing in!!!LOL

  • kauaiblue

    Have fun!

  • kauaiblue

    Wear knicks!

  • grover chang

    Remember this untalented laker team led by Lin, who beat the eventual champion warriors.

  • Rick Johnson

    Depends on if Hornets see themselves as a playoff team now without MKG. Before he came back with Kemba running PG they looked awful and were losing like crazy. They played much better when he came back and got back into the playoff race. Now they have to decide, if they think they can get better in trade and go for the playoffs. Or if they give that up and trade players not in their long term plans for draft picks to be better next year.

  • new article thread
    Interesting Jeremy Lin Stats after All-Star Break in 3 Seasons
    http://www.jlinportal.com/interesting-jeremy-lin-stats-after-all-star-break-in-3-seasons/

    After 52 games, the Hornets will have 9 day of rest before their next game. This will allow JLin to rest his injured ankle to be ready for the final 30 games.

    Jeremy Lin fans generally know that he performed better after All-Star break but is it true? Will his stats support this assertion?

    Pre-All-Star and Post-All-Star stats
    The following chart shows the breakdown of Pre-All-Star and Post-All-Star stats in several categories (Points, Assists, Minutes, Usage Rate USG% and +/-) per game in the past 3 seasons as a Houston Rockets and LA Lakers player Which Statistical Category Changed after the All-Star Break in the past 3 seasons?

    1. USG% and +/- consistently improved

    It is very interesting to note that the Usage Rate and the +/- have consistent improvement no matter if Lin was in Houston or Rockets. Lin might have had enough rest and familiarity with the system and teammates to be more aggressive to contribute significantly in the FGA/FTA/TO/Possesions (used in the USG% or Usage Rate formula). And it’s great to know that the +/- improved which usually translates more wins.

    2. Points/Game improved in 2 out of 3 seasons (except for 13-14 Rockets season)

    With the exception of HOU 2nd season 13-14, JLin improved his Points/Game production by 2.3 and 3.4 in his first HOU and LAL season. HOU 2nd season might’ve been affected by his back injury causing his shooting slump.

    Let’s hope JLin’s trend stays true in the last 30 games of the Hornets season to help them reach the playoff. If JLin performs well in the playoff, his market value will increase and he may have more starting PG offers in the off-season.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I seriously doubt it. GSW have been playing as a team for a second season. Lin can not do it alone. With MKG out especially.

  • your son’s voltaire

    the Lakers bench last year with Lin/ED/Ellington/Swaggyp/Sacre was actually a very good squad. BS made sure they didn’t succeed by first moving ED to the 1st unit, and then later moving Lin to the 1st unit and moving ED back to the 2nd unit. lastly, he started clackson along with Lin in the backcourt on the 1st unit.. this last stint made sure Lin had no Linsanity pieces to work with

  • yellowshadow

    would trading dwight really fix rockets? *rolls eyes*

    looks like he’s scapegoat for rocket/james harden’s recent failures after mchale got fired.

  • JoeTeam

    yeah, but JLin had a better shake with him on the court because he snagged so many rebs and then was willing to give it to JLin IIRC.

  • JoeTeam

    ah well, today they say he’s out for season. too bad.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, just riding my bike trying to get my cholesterol down lol. Missed some games because of that one added activity.