G53 LAL @POR Game Thread

With 8 days left before the trading deadline without Lin rumor, it would be a pleasant surprise if Lin is traded away in hopes of getting more PT for a contender rather than a tanking team.

Nevertheless, Lin would keep doing his best to balance scoring and facilitating off-the-bench in his 21-25min

Let’s keep hoping, cheering and praying for JLin to give his best in knowing the balance between attacking and facilitating!

Go JLin!  😎


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  • Brent Yen

    Linsanity!!!

  • Rick Johnson
  • Bearness

    3rdsanity!

  • What I want to hear on Feb 19 is:
    “Jeremy Lin set to join George Karl as the new engine of @SacramentoKings!”

    I will break open a bottle of champagne and eat In-N-Out for 3 days to celebrate!
    Animal Style and Protein Style!

  • Brent Yen

    And we will celebrate the reborn of a new (fatter) Psalm….lol

  • yeah, all the sacrifice that I’m willing to do as a Lin fan… LOL

  • Brent Yen

    It does not seen you lose something. Instead, you gain some…

  • LOL .. I gain more in front of the mirror but lose the old belt

  • rookie75094

    Linsanity and beyond!!!

  • rookie75094

    in other news…. cf is in another melt down mode when Howard Beck mention the rockets are still high on Jlin… love it…. melt ..baby…melt.. hahaha

  • FrankW

    Sorry I have no concept of those terminologies but doesn’t three
    days of in-n-out animal style sounds a little too kinky and exhaustive? That’s some
    major celebration!

  • John Lee

    This is why I don’t want Lin to be back in HOU, forget not.

  • Briiick

    WOW, it’s like *** coming true.

  • Rick Johnson

    Please don’t go back to Houston, terrible fans, terrible announcers, terrible coach, selfish teammates.

  • lol .. animal style is a special sauce that In-N-Out offers.
    Protein style means we replace the buns with veggies :]

    http://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/mRP6PasEtXCeefbM-tcwmQ/348s.jpg

  • JoeTeam

    hey, I get that rebirth every day.

  • joyce ward

    I am loving the new swag attitude Lin is giving out in post interview. He is not fully blaming himself, he is also calling attention to the poor coaching in the X’ and O’s and players going Iso’s getting theirs.Lin seems to not be worried about next contract. You go Lin. I know he will make up tonight for last night. Go Lin!!!!

  • FrankW

    Thought I was banded, couldn’t get back in after that comment of mine. Cool its a balanced meal.

  • MoominFloren

    Same reasons applied to Lakers except the fans are much more reasonable here in LA

  • cindystar111

    lin won’t be fooled twice, he will find a team that values team ball and his skills, the rockets and their unintelligent fans should just forget about it.

  • John Lee

    It’s funny how Taiwan media makes stuff up. Just read an article saying that “rumors are flying wild” on Lin’s trade, while we’re not even hearing crickets from U.S. media.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • FrankW

    Don’t know now but then McHale was consistently playing for the other teams when games were close. McHale and BS, brothers from different mothers.

  • John Lee

    Wanted to see what people’s opinions are on the topics of 1) Draft lottery reform, and 2) Necessity of punitive action towards tanking teams. It can’t possibly be good for the profitability and marketability of league when 1/3 of the teams are quite obviously tanking.

  • 1mtoldman

    dodging the larger issue just in terms of whats happening with tanking teams, with philly winning one third of its wins on the season in its last ten games, and minnesota with 3 key players back (rubio/martin outscoring the splash bros. so far tonite) also winning 4 of their last 10; it looks like the tankathon will come down to the two storied franchises la and ny.

  • CJSHYY

    I really like HB. He told me he did the interview w Lin next day.

    https://twitter.com/i/notifications

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Whoever is handling administrator rights to Jeremy’s website did a good job of not letting this Howard Beck piece slip by.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I will buy a JLin Sacramento jersey if that happens.

  • JC

    I wish they have In-N-Out in East coast…

  • JC

    I will not buy a Jlin jersey until he is treated fairly by the team and the coach.

  • better wait at least 1 year LOL

  • oh yeah, it’s soooo.. good!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Alright… after one season I’ll buy a Jeremy Sacramento jersey as long as GK stays head coach.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For some reason the first thing that came to my mind when I read your username is Jordan Clarkson.

  • Maknusia

    I do always look out for it, when travel to Cal, happens

  • Maknusia

    We used to have something similar to it, called Hot ‘n Now in Michigan. They were great as well

  • 1mtoldman

    boston somehow beats atl tonite in boston in a game they were trailing the entire game until just the last little bit.

  • Alaingrvis

    oh no lakers broadcast

  • Alaingrvis

    mute

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Starting lineup: NBA players (Trailblazers) vs pick up guys (Lakers)

  • 1mtoldman

    d leaguers at best.

  • BobbyH

    First set of play, the ball already touched every player of Blazers.

  • Brent Yen

    the game started already?!

  • BobbyH

    yes. 10 pm. now 7 to 0, 10:53

  • IsabeliJane*17

    It’s painful in the eyes how Lillard can outran a younger Jordan Clarkson

  • LAJane

    It is what it is, and I’m mostly doing a good job now of keeping perspective and staying serene…but every time I see Clarkson as the STARTING pg I have to hit the reset button on my brain’s fuse. It’s so stupid is isn’t even insulting to Jeremy any more. It’s just fuse-blowing childish meanness from an awful “coach”.

  • LAJane

    hahahahahaha

  • 1mtoldman

    wow dueling janes dont think ive seen that here b4.

  • Maknusia

    I’m late then!…. thanks

  • LAJane

    IJ’s a wild woman…she’ll outdo me any day 😀

  • just remember every time NBA teams use the code-word “rebuilding” when they start a rookie, it means “tanking”

    And starting and finishing Lin means blowing up the tank. So in some sense it’s kind of sense of respect benching Lin/Boozer/Davis. That’s how messed up NBA tanking is :[

  • Rene#17

    Come on Lin. Be aggressive.

  • LAJane

    Wow, the first unit…I mean the bench…is in already.

  • 1mtoldman

    well minny isn’t tanking anymore almost beat splash tonite with martin/rubio/pekovic back; and philly has won one third of its games that it won this season in its last 10.

    so it looks like a family affair (jackson/buss) well almost a family affair; for the tankathon. seems to be heading that way for these two storied franchises.

  • Charlie Sun

    How did JLin get called for that foul

  • GoodDayLA

    would like lin to go to blazers as 6th man for now. he would fit in really well.

  • LAJane

    If I had a dollar for every time someone said that….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Obvious choice between Lillard and Jeremy Lin… Jeremy Lin should get the whistle

  • GoodDayLA

    i no longer watch the games, too painful, just check here and boxscores lol.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am more interested in clips and rockets

  • Maknusia

    Hope they can cut the lead before Q1 ends

  • Maknusia

    Missed it!…Keep it going Lin!

  • JC

    lol JC the future of the Lakers! Nope, I’m not him.

  • Charlie Sun

    Unfortunately everyone is cold right now

  • Maknusia

    yeah…it would have been nice if NYoung hit that 3!

  • Charlie Sun

    I can only imagine BS saying something along the lines of…

    BS: “Everyone is playing soft right now”

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I want to see how much of an embarrassment Patrick Beverley is.

  • Charlie Sun

    Too many long range jumpers…

  • Maknusia

    Finally…Go Lin

  • Maknusia

    LAL need to guard the perimeter!

  • Alaingrvis

    bench looks worse then the starters

  • Maknusia

    need more time to settle down…I guess…

  • Charlie Sun

    Playing a back to back, in one of the toughest arenas. Very hard game to play

  • IsabeliJane*17

    The amount of screens these Portland guards get…..crazy.

  • Alaingrvis

    what am i watching

  • Maknusia

    Bcoz they understand BB

  • Alaingrvis

    after this game ill decide theater to stop watching games. ill check box score but i cant. they are worse lot worse. they actually look like the bench

  • Maknusia

    Starters are back in

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m done watching games sorry close tv.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…its hard….long sigh

  • Alaingrvis

    i will watch no more games. the bench looks like the starters. they are slower. they have terrible defense. all iso all day. i cant any more

  • Dan Cohen

    So..see I was right.. he doesn’t do well in b2b games.

  • Maknusia

    Thats what happens when there is no real coaching!

    Whatever it is…like Lin, we should look forward to summer FA…thats the only positive thingy going on

  • Maknusia

    now i know…its all because of you…now!

  • Dan Cohen

    should’ve done that couple games ago.. I’m not even watching..just visiting boards.

  • occupatio

    this game is unwatchable. lin included.
    going to shift to clippers houston game

  • Dan Cohen

    I wish it was all because of me.. If I have that power.. I’ll make him 20 and 10 every night in just 25 minutes of play.

  • leeda harun

    A playoff team vs tanking team…

  • occupatio

    maybe lin has the skills to be a star, but he doesnt have the balls needed to be. that is no less important.

  • Alaingrvis

    stop psychoanalyzing him especially on a tanking team.

  • Brent Yen

    non sense

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Are you questioning the smartest poster here? It’s not occupatio I’m referring to.

  • sws94

    I’ll be optimistic and say since he didn’t do any scoring in the first half, he can find it in the 2nd. He didn’t turn the ball over, I don’t think so, and that’s a positive.

  • occupatio

    if he can’t even assert himself on a tanking team of nobodies, you expect him to be able to do so with even-bigger-ego guys?

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    he is an asian guy from Harvard playing basketball. take about balls will you

  • Brent Yen

    LOL unlikely to happen

  • occupatio

    what are you trying to say?

  • sws94

    Remember when he used to play big against Portland? I wonder if Aldridge, Lillard and Matthews are wondering what happened to him.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nope it’s not about you. Not even referring to you.

  • occupatio

    is that some underhanded dis?

  • Brent Yen

    This game is no different to others…just boring….darn it

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Nope not referring to you.I know you. It’s someone else.Someone who keeps on harping how bad Jeremy is ever since that poster went here. Reply is to Brent. You belong here occupation. That certain someone doesn’t.

  • Filler-up

    Zeros across the board in all main stat categories. At least turnoers are also at zero. Can Lin get it together for the second hlf? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • sws94

    I only watched when Lin was in, and you’re right: boring.

  • Maknusia

    Exactly

  • Alaingrvis

    lol sure be the best on a crappy team trying to lose. on a style of offense the complete opposite of yours. playing behind a third stringer then a rookie. yea sure you would feel just great. people forget but this is the first bad team lin has been on since linsanity. he has always been in the playoff. so stop this misguided anger. wait till free agency

  • Maknusia

    There is no point or reason to get frustrated

  • sws94

    I don’t know. It’s not exactly an inspiring or inspired game.

  • leeda harun

    We have to wait.

  • Maknusia

    Find him a team who gives that

  • Maknusia

    Doesn’t really matter on a tanking team

  • Brent Yen

    I wish he had made that 2 jumpers…well at least he took them

  • that’s totally discounting the fact that BScott wants him to give the ball away to his teammates

  • Brent Yen

    No he knows….he meant Lin does not have the balls to go against it

  • occupatio

    listening to scott doesnt get him any more than his currrent 20 minutes. i dont see how it matters.

  • Alaingrvis

    rockets clippers it is

  • Brent Yen

    exactly it does not matter either way

  • Filler-up

    As a in fan I want him to do well – tanking or not. Else what is the point?

  • Kianainhi

    This game is hard to watch but I like the way Portland plays. Is it me or is Lin’s demeanor or body language on court seem like he’s going through the motions. Seems different.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL come back!!! be bored with us

  • webattorney

    Wow, Brent is becoming a troll. LoL. I feel the same way as occupatio. What does it matter at this point? Better to DNP and not destroy his averages.

  • Brent Yen

    We all hope so…man we all hope so

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, it does not matter either way..indeed

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I switched off. Another embarrassment of a team. Rockets that is.

  • Alaingrvis

    lol cant help

  • Brent Yen

    you traitor~~ lol

  • Alaingrvis

    watching them lose is fun

  • webattorney

    Agree with you. I rather he go down swinging. At least score more than 30 points to get some exposure.

  • Alaingrvis

    i didn’t say i wanted them to win

  • Brent Yen

    THat is not gonna happen….a game or 2 maybe….

  • occupatio

    yes. but he stopped looking for his shot after that. what happened to that ‘shooter’s mentality’ he once talked about?

  • Filler-up

    How can a fan not get frustrated when their player is shoting blanks? Seriously, is it that easy to feel nothing?

  • Brent Yen

    IDK…..maybe he wants to be a better player? not just a shooter? lol

  • occupatio

    he’s coasting. i dont see how anyone can say he is playing with urgency. whether or not the team is tanking is beside the pt.

  • webattorney

    Yeap, Lin will never do that.

  • Brent Yen

    No one says that…it is so boring indeed

  • Brent Yen

    Nor will Scott give him chances doing that either.

  • Maknusia

    I’m pass that , now

  • Brent Yen

    He meant it is not like there is a hope somewhere…lol

  • Filler-up

    Looked tha way in yesterday’s game which was why I gotso frustrated. Like he’s not even trying to do well.

  • Maknusia

    If you take that path, you gonna get real frustrated

  • webattorney

    Better go DNP, and save his energy.

  • Brent Yen

    He already is….I mean…it is understandable…

  • occupatio

    aside from whatever expectations we have for lin’s career, on another level the nba is entertainment and players are entertainers. how can anyone watch this?

  • Brent Yen

    Stat too….not just energy…so is his health

  • perhaps Lin felt when he did, he got 14-15 min before.
    so it’s a dilemma

  • GoodDayLA

    Jamal crawford hard doubled like lin. But austin rivers wide open for release pass. In comparison I feel lin waits too long to pass out though jamal is much talller and longer. Also why is austin wide open but it seems lin never has an open release point?

  • Brent Yen

    There is no way Lin does not know the team does not wanna win

  • Brent Yen

    I kind of not understand your Q?

  • occupatio

    no pt to speculate on something that has never happened. lin has never taken that many shots and get punished for it with low minutes. there is little correspondence between his minutes and his FGA.

  • Filler-up

    JC is looking to go 5/20 Keep shooting JC, keep shooting. Starters getting blownout in 3Q like clockwrk.

  • occupatio

    because scott has no understanding of the importance of spacing

  • GoodDayLA

    I think lin holds the ball too long and doesnt see the double coming quickly enough. Also he is not super long and tall to easily throw over the top. He needs to not get trapped or pass out quicker. Crawford almost got stuck but is long enough to barely get the pass away.

  • Brent Yen

    That is about the angle…and spacing. That are 2 trap guys behind the DT that are the real threats. Not the DT itself

  • GoodDayLA

    My point is crawford found the wide open release twice in a row. There of course is a guy open.

  • David Kim

    56 -77 LOL

  • Brent Yen

    My point is because Crawford is playing for Clippers, not Lakers

  • Alaingrvis

    crazy is he learning anything

  • BobbyH

    The tank is in full mode for practice target.

  • Maknusia

    Expected

  • MomentousPetey

    LOL Byron Scott

  • Brent Yen

    He learn how to reduce TOVS….

  • GoodDayLA

    Haha yeah i understand that point

  • Alaingrvis

    now the bench is crap. laker blown out every game

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • MomentousPetey

    Different offense

  • Alaingrvis

    lin

  • BobbyH

    1st point

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Attack please

  • BobbyH

    2nd point

  • Brent Yen

    Lin…..lol wth..with that

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    1 on1

  • Filler-up

    Yay, he burst his cherry … finally.

  • Brent Yen

    Young could not even shake off Blake,,, M…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can’t find the same Jeremy Lin, can anyone?

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin is intentinally just going thru the motions. I actually kind of like it. Somewhat passive aggressive but it makes the tank and incompetence more obvious

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure if that is what he does…..but I like it too actually…

  • Alaingrvis

    zero pnr

  • Dan Cohen

    hey if it’s 5 2s. it’s 10 pts if it’s 5 3s it’s 15 points.. on 20 fga.. that’s still better than 2 points on 3 fga..
    hek.. 15 points is still better than 2 points.

  • occupatio

    the tanking was obvious already

  • Rzo Vlade

    do youy still believe nick young and scott feud it is all drama …young chucking shot after shot he has green light

  • GoodDayLA

    He is just setting screens and refusing to shoot runners and floaters in the paint

  • Brent Yen

    Young is not a good player to begin with…so

  • occupatio

    lin had to get raped twice to get the foul call.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What

  • Maknusia

    Young being young, he just don’t care about bscott

  • Rzo Vlade

    pathethic young keep on chucking

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Sit down Nick Young! You’re limping.

  • sws94

    Ugly.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Alaingrvis

    what a mess

  • occupatio

    lol what is young doing

  • Brent Yen

    This whole game is beyond ridiculous…

  • MomentousPetey

    shaqtin-a-game lol

  • Gigi

    All-star break? that means the season is done now right? lol

  • Maknusia

    Let him chuck, I like it

  • orLinaryjoe

    Not watching. Where is Lin? More importantly, where are Lakers? Inside tank?

  • Brent Yen

    M….Young is injured too. The worse thing can happen is to be injured….The worst is to be injured playing for a team wanna lose..

  • Alaingrvis

    ha

  • Gigi

    I’m so over this game, that I thought that was the 4th quarter….

  • occupatio

    the worst is to be injured on a tanking team while fouling in the last millsecond of the 24 second clock

  • Maknusia

    The entire team is on invisible

  • Brent Yen

    Yes Sir~

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ellington on point… how?

  • Maknusia

    He gets a break

  • grover chang

    Lin deciding to run the offense again. I’m so sick of this Princeton offense. You are suppose to stay unpredictable and keep the defense guessing where the shot is coming from. But when the lakers run it they go through unnecessary motions to just find it in the same spot.

  • and missing those long 2s are horrible to watch

  • grover chang

    Nice play. Penetrate and dish to Ellington. No one has the speed to stay in front of Lin. Just do that and chuck the Princeton

  • occupatio

    goodbye nick. won’t miss you

  • Maknusia

    Exactly, I would rather see them chucking 3s

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    When was the last time Lin went to the basket for layup or foul?

  • Brent Yen

    2 days ago…

  • Alaingrvis

    been a while

  • blubell

    No game two days ago….

  • sws94

    That’s about right.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    His jump shot is not there so he needs to find another way. SMH

  • Kianainhi

    POR defended him from going in the paint & Lin’s shots not falling.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    How many TOVs Lin has now? 3 ? 4?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    How does she know? She in the game?

  • Alaingrvis

    uh 0

  • Brent Yen

    Oh shoot…I thought a lot…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I has not seen him doing so, even with a block.

  • Brent Yen

    exactly my point…lol

  • Lin’s mission tonight is to prove to BScott that he can have 0 TOs game LOL

  • sws94

    What are they running? Ellington brings up the ball, gives it to Lin further out, LIn gives to Boozer?

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • IsabeliJane*17

    This game is lost because of Jeremy’s TOs…er

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s one

  • Maknusia

    Disappointed?

  • Brent Yen

    Not really…

  • Brent Yen

    Lin called a triangle…LOL

  • blubell

    and his passive aggressiveness.

  • or lack thereof =)

  • Brent Yen

    And ended up bricking a long 2…lol

  • pandaboy99

    Lin is playing to not TO the ball, his mindset is on Byrons word about driving into the defense and making bad decisions. So lin is just settling for outside jumpers.

  • Brent Yen

    It is more than that…

  • Alaingrvis

    they are slow

  • Brent Yen

    I almost feel Lin is just showcasing how bad BS is for BS…lol

  • sws94

    Nice shot Boozer.

  • BobbyH

    That’s it, folks.

  • pandaboy99

    Classic 0 FG game… smh

  • blubell

    game over

  • occupatio

    lin isnt coming back to game tonight.

  • grover chang

    I’m not surprised, his worst shooting nights are on b2b

  • It’s a sacrilige to say.. but watching Lakers long 2-ball makes me miss Morey’s 3-ball LOL

  • grover chang

    Except for the last minute lol

  • Brent Yen

    Totally

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Switching to Rockets. DeAndre Jordan should have just pushed Beverley.

  • grover chang

    Do you guys think the blazer fans get any enjoyment watching this game.

  • Alaingrvis

    I’m done watching. scott has finally broken the bench aka best player on the team

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe,,,just lack excitment

  • leeda harun

    the draft picksis in the bag…

  • blubell

    Smart move 🙂

  • grover chang

    The offense is slow. There seem to jog around the half court with no purpose. They still end up with a contested shot. You could’ve done better just playing with no system. Oh wait Lin did, it was the rockets no system under the pseudonym “read and react.”

  • 717

    And despite a very long and successful career, Lin never did play another minute on the court as an LA Laker.

  • just a bad shooting game by Jeremy. Plus B2B still impacted him badly especially this year

  • blubell

    *gasp*…. me too lol.

  • Kianainhi

    Damage was done in the 3rd qtr by the starters. That’s my story & I’m sticking to it.

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly 20 min bench player time.. smh! But why Young didn’t play?

  • Dan Cohen

    morey’s idea of 3 ball vs long 2 does make sense…and I had been saying it in the past. It’s similar to trend following in trading if you trade. In trend following, your wins are like 30% but they are MUCH larger than the losses. So the system always wins at the end. So hitting the 3s is harder, but the reward is better.. 34% 3 points (34 times x 3 = 102) will end up beating a 50% 2 points which is 100 points in 50/100 shot attempts, by 2 points.

    Most nba player are 34% 3 pointer shooter or better. most ppl hit the 2 points around 50%. so there you have it.

    Then the foul shots are charity bonuses.

  • Brent Yen

    injured

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Now even pad stats time no Lin, Young, & Boozer.

  • BuzzerBeater

    what did he injure?

  • Brent Yen

    ANkle it seems…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ankle. Something with – itis

  • gasparthe2

    LOL

  • Kianainhi

    It’s the Clarkson/Ellington show now.

  • leeda harun

    the assistant coaches write down everything.

    the offense didnt look better…getting worse..lol

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    that is why stephen curry and even hardenio is very valuable.. he can hit the 3s at 43 ish percent. that’s big. that is 43 x 3 = 129 vs a 60% 2 point shooter which is 120 points… these doesn’t include charity bonus points.

  • Maknusia

    Is JLin and Boozer intentionally missing their shots?hmmm

  • blubell
  • blubell

    mission accomplished

  • BuzzerBeater

    Tank Commander Scott is actually THRILLED with this performance.

    Give that man a medal.

  • Maknusia

    lol…why did you expect them to be in?

  • Alaingrvis

    let me guess they are soft. cant wait for it

  • orLinaryjoe

    Form of protest?

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t RT for him. smh!

  • leeda harun

    the players dd try…the coacing sucks

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I don’t. I associate 3-ball with Warriors.

  • blubell
  • Alaingrvis

    no they didn’t

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe… BTW, why Young was not playing?

  • Charlie Sun

    So with all the injuries piling up… if Clarkson goes down, will BS have no choice but to play JLin?

  • sws94

    Not really, they went through the motions.

  • Maknusia

    you sure?…i thought Lin and Boozer had something planned under the sleeve

  • blubell

    injury

  • grover chang

    Idk. Rockets offense seems to get predictable. You end up using a fraction of the spots on the floor. In a seven game series I think you get easier to defend, it’s the rim or the three.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t RT.

  • Alaingrvis

    it doesn’t matter. forget it

  • Dan Cohen

    but I also forgot to add that I also did say there are variables.. example.. like the midrange. it can open up games.. this is where morey might go wrong. If you are predictable.. 3s and painted 2s.. they will guard those place well.. midrange (not LONG 2s) opens up games because that add another dimension..

  • John Lee

    Nah, Ellington will play PG, ABL.

  • leeda harun

    tanking affect performances

  • blubell

    lol. don’t worry.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t think so & hope not… I really don’t care what Lin got now.. just keep healthy for next season.

  • John Lee

    Boozer and Lin wanting their starting positions back on this Tankers team.

  • Charlie Sun

    Price (elbow)
    Young (foot)
    Hill (hip)
    Kobe (ego)

  • blubell

    ABJ

  • Dan Cohen

    right.. actually read the newer comment I replied to myself above..
    it’s becomes too predictable and that is where morey’s idea might go wrong..
    if someone on the team is a very good midrange shooter (like aldright or garnett), it opens up games..because teams will ALSO have to worry about those midrange areas.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? What Happened?

  • Dan Cohen

    you keep forgetting about bs’s man.. name that PRICE.

  • Charlie Sun

    Bryon Scott decides to return to the court as a player coach playing PG

  • Maknusia

    Talking about Harden…B2B game for them as well, right…lets see if he could take over the 4thQ as the previous game with 20points!

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! It’s about his time for DNP bc Hill about to come back soon… ?!

  • grover chang

    SO GOOD! LOL! Thanks for the honest laugh.

  • 3-ball is certainly more efficient if the make rate is decent.
    GSW is much better than HOU though because I think they’re more balanced with inside/outside game.

    HOU is simply relying too much on 3-ball and rim shots that opposing teams don’t guard the midrange game at all. In playoff, the defensive intensity picks up so HOU misses more 3s. Without Lin as the best ball-mover, HOU will also be out in 1st and 2nd round of playoff. At least that’s what I expect to see.

  • Maknusia

    ankle

  • Maknusia

    planned rotation there

  • Brent Yen

    I think Mark Madsen will play…

  • Dan Cohen

    yes.. regarding the midrange.. I guess you were typing when I replied to myself about the midrange in the comment just below.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so… BTW, did Boozer play bad… I didn’t watch the whole game.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…they would find some excuse to play others

  • Charlie Sun

    Maybe walk on tryouts? How many people here play bball?

  • Maknusia

    Yeah…Jeremy would only come in after BScott leaves LAL

  • Brent Yen

    A lot I think

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol people buying the injury nick young what coincidence price will be back and some one has to sit

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t buy the story bc it’s about time…

  • leeda harun

    nice theory…
    any thing can happens now..

  • Charlie Sun

    LOL if BS was a pilot

    http://i.imgur.com/XxExPD5.gif

  • Rzo Vlade

    they cannot sit jlin so someone has to sit it is nick young since he is kobe and scott lackey

  • blubell
  • Lin didn’t have the best shooting night and he didn’t move as quickly as usual.
    I think B2B is the big factor as he also looked sluggish in previous 2nd night of Back-to-Back games.

    Lin 0-6 and Boozer 1-11 w/ 2 points each.
    If I didn’t know any better, I think they made a pact about not caring so much for the tanking team of BScott lol

    But 0TOs/2asts, YEAH! BScott should be happy with Lin’s decision-making tonight :]

  • Maknusia

    and relying too much on Harden

  • Rzo Vlade

    sorry wont buy it the B2B…he knows it is wasted season better healthy in this coming FA

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe he & Boozer got the instruction to get less points… Bc Boozer was also shooting bad?!

  • yes, health is #1 for the summer

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    Lin ran BS offense to perfection tonight. Clap, Clap . . .

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • Dan Cohen

    HAHAHAHA

  • Dan Cohen

    at least the bench still beat opps bench.. lol.

  • webattorney

    Shows that Lin is mad at himself because if he was disinterested and checked out of the game, he would not be mad.

  • Dan Cohen

    or just mad because others are not buying in.

  • Dan Cohen

    but buying into what???

  • webattorney

    Yes, that could be the possibility. But I didn’t see Lin get mad at other teammates.

  • kauaiblue

    This guy is ding dong

  • webattorney

    Buying into tanking? LoL.

  • John Lee

    Anti-tanking.

  • BScott’s bubble thought: “Finally, Lin is becoming more like my most reliable facilitator, Ronnie Price with 0 TOs.
    Proud of his decision-making!” LOL

  • webattorney

    No, the opposite. LoL. Lin trying to make everyone tank to run BS’ offense to perfection, but teammates were not buying in and trying to score. LoL.

  • Dan Cohen

    oh so maybe he’s such a good actor (missed on purpose so they can tank) that he has to performing the acting to perfection.. (slap the seat hard).

  • Kianainhi

    Team ball.

  • webattorney

    Yeah. Ha, ha.

  • John Lee

    Why would Jeremy want others to buy into tanking? He’s not a tanker.

  • my theory is .. that empty seat was folded reminding him of BScott’s folded arms so he slapped the seat LOL

  • webattorney

    I thought the consensus on this board was that Lin HAS TO follow BS’ order? Which is to tank?

  • Maknusia

    lol…he meant winning

  • kauaiblue

    That was the most boring game ever… except for the denver game

  • John Lee

    The opposite of anti-tanking is…winning? Does no compute.

  • blubell
  • webattorney

    He noticed there was a fly on his seat, so he slapped it hard to get our his anger.

  • Maknusia

    i think you are right..its all confusing now…lol

  • blubell

    He wouldn’t hurt a fly lol.

  • webattorney

    OK, maybe he was mad at missing his Bible study because of this game?

  • John Lee

    So the conclusion is that it was a mosquito, not a fly.

  • Maknusia

    more McFlurry

  • I’m pretty sure that fly folded his arms taunting Lin =)

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Certainly, mad at himself.

  • John Lee

    At this tanking rate, Jeremy may soon become McDonald’s unofficial spokesperson…if he hasn’t already.

  • blubell

    mosquitoes are nothing but trouble… so yes.

  • yeah, knowing him .. he can’t be happy with himself

  • blubell

    I’m never folding anything again. lol.

  • Maknusia

    all 6 or just 2?

  • John Lee

    So your professional origami career has formally come to an end…

  • even folding laundry will remind you of BScott now =)
    it’s okay.. just slap it first LOL

  • Maknusia
  • blubell

    You’re too kind… I was just an amateur.

  • blubell

    No folding… hang them all!

  • Maknusia

    or just chuck it

  • Maknusia

    need to get some royalty though

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    He is going to Hawaii to see dolphins.

  • Maknusia

    On His last trip…the Dolphins were chasing him

  • ETC

    I believe Jeremy was sick a couple of days ago and usually it takes 2 weeks to recover from a cold/flu. I don’t expect Lin to be at his best for a few more games. I just got a cold 1.5 weeks ago and I am still only 75%. His touch will come back.

  • blubell

    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Maknusia

    The next game is on 20th…he should be fine by then

  • Alaingrvis

    this break is both lin and we need

  • Maknusia

    yes sir!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Better he rests.

  • blubell

    Young was probably asking for it. lol.

  • Don’t dolphins attack Sharks?
    Nick could be mistaken as a smiling shark =)

  • blubell

    Go fishing with Jeffries.

  • Alaingrvis

    time to treat the scott infection. although only a new team will fully remove it

  • blubell

    Temporary relief is better than nothing.

  • pandaboy99

    Please work on the jump shot it’ll open up his game

  • Maknusia

    lol…but since this is a joking shark…most likely it wanted to have some fun

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    At this point, the Lakers would fare better being coached by Serena.

  • blubell

    Anyone but Scott.

  • John Lee

    Don’t forget McF…I mean McHale.

  • blubell

    I actually know a guy whose last name is McPhail and he is from Texas. lol.

  • John Lee

    I actually know someone whose last name is Fail, kid you not.

  • blubell

    Hate to be a kid with that name…

  • Grace Nsns

    Kianainhi ‏@kianainhi808 42m42 minutes ago
    @dartboard_trade @CNM_JLin_Vids @chankpc Noticed he went straight 2 locker rm aftr game. Didn’t even cheer his teammates.

  • blubell

    Nothing to cheer about…

  • John Lee

    How about that new teammate that the Lakers will get from the top 5 protected pick? Oh wait, Jeremy won’t be here to meet him.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Loan shark? 🙂

  • Grace Nsns

    The only good news for today: rox’ going to lose.

  • Kianainhi

    Nah, he should go whale watching. lol Apparently he was swimming with the dolphin & dolphin took him under the water. Probably thought the dolphin was trying to drown him.

  • Charlie Sun

    I wonder if BS lives by this slogan: “The beatings will continue until morale improves”

  • CJSHYY

    I wonder what did BS said about Lin & Boozer today?!

  • spiderman

    Byron (brain)

  • blubell

    Like tanking, that has nothing to do with Jeremy.

  • blubell

    Jeremy (heart & soul)

  • John Lee

    More like “The tanking will continue until draft odds improve.”

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    You’re basing your statement on the big assumption that there is one.

  • John Lee

    And they did, dropping from 3rd to 4th (tie with POR) place, with DAL, LAC and SAS trailing by only 1, 1.5 and 2 games respectively. Entirely possible for Rox to drop to 6th or 7th by end of season.

  • Maknusia

    i like her as well

  • CJSHYY

    I thought he is going to NY for ASG?!

  • Jeremiah

    What’s your JLin-related fantasy?

    Most people don’t like to share their personal fantasies. It’s usually too embarrassing to reveal such private, intimate thoughts. But the way things seem to be going for Jeremy these days, Lin fans in general and those on this site in particular, could use a distraction to lift the mood a bit. To start the ball rolling, I decided to bite the bullet and describe my own, top-three, JLin fantasies:

    Fantasy #1

    In this first fantasy, I am one of Lin’s teammates; we share the back-court. In a playoff game against the Rockets,I manage to smack the ball away from Harden and Lin completes the steal to initiate a fast break. The two of us race down the court passing the ball back and forth several times. We’re both so selfless, that each wants the other to take the shot. I’m about to pass it back to Lin one more time, but at the last fraction of a second I realize we will run out of court so I have no choice but to finish with my signature, monster, slam-dunk. Of course I keep pointing at Lin as we run back on defense and say, I owe you one man.

    Fantasia numero dos (Fantasy #2 for those who don’t habla)

    In this fantasy, I’m granted one wish. One wish with restrictions. For example I can’t wish for more wishes and I can’t ask for anything that will last more than a month. So my one fantasy wish is for me to look identical to Jeremy Lin for 30 days and 30 nights. I mean really look like Jeremy’s identical twin brother. The first thing I’d do is order a gallon size jar of Viagara (can’t leave anything to chance) and a case of condoms. Then, I time it perfectly for when Lin is out of the country visiting Taiwan for the summer. You know those photos where Jeremy is looking away from the dancing Laker Girls or posing with hotties using hover hands? Ha. I would totally destroy Lin’s reputation in no time at all.

    (Disclaimer: a G-rated version of this was previously sent as a response to IJ17.)

    Fantasy #3

    I’ll post the third fantasy a bit later.

  • blubell
  • Kianainhi

    He didn’t mention NY in the interview. Maybe he will during the 2 day relaxation.

  • Aha, I knew Wayne would get it!
    Nice folding pun .. hopefully intentional

  • Hopefully the first name is Don =)

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, where did you see his interview? I didn’t see any tweet from reporter at all?

  • That Dolphin got Swag! =)

  • or Lin Shark? :>

  • Kianainhi

    I love seeing pics of Lin with kids.

  • Kianainhi

    On TWC Sportsnet post game interviews. Seemed interview was cut short. No questions about the game. Interviews included Ellington, Ed Davis, Clarkson, Wes Johnson.

  • CJSHYY

    I see… What about other people also short interview? I think w Lin’s bad shooting game tonight so no need to talk about it. Plus they’re tanking….No Young or Boozer?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    So why am I dragged here again?

    My only fantasy of Jeremy that is publicly, umm.. viewable is him hoisting a Larry O’Brien and his name called as NBA Finals MVP.

  • JoeTeam

    hey, I finally notice it’s *17 now. I like your JLin fantasy that is public.

  • Jeremiah

    That’s a good one too. My third fantasy is a little bit corny. It involves the return of Linsanity and Lin getting married. You may be dragged into that one too. I hope you don’t mind. Haven’t written it yet though.

  • Kianainhi

    Forgot about Nick Young. Asking him how his ankle was. Main question asked to everyone….what they have planned during the all star break?

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. So glad ony 29 games to go … really can’t take it anymore w Lakers.

  • Rookie75094

    Also dmoro…. uhhh dmorrey

  • IsabeliJane*17

    He stuck it out with 17. I have, too. 🙂

  • IsabeliJane*17

    I think you’d make a good fanfiction writer.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! I thought this question normally for Lin Lin not Young…?

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/565752638839345152

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Carlos Boozer, Nick Young and Jeremy Lin weren’t playing at their potential. Boozer couldn’t score, Jeremy couldn’t make play and Nick Young could hit his 3 pointers. They all have one thing in common; they weren’t among the favourites of Kobe

    and Byron Scott.

    One thing for certain to the franchise is they need another coach to sell tickets. Byron Scott, the head coach has no excuse in losing that many games. At the end, Byron Scott would see the end of his coaching career in the worst possible way; an unprecedented losing record.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Young sold tickets that Byron Scott are not selling.
    Won-loss record is always on the coach only. There’s no point of watching Lakers game anymore to most fans. The fan base of the Lakers would be lost. Usually there is only one thing left to be done. Fire the head coach.

  • CJSHYY

    You are right bc even FO promise Lin for starting job if he stays but I believe sooner or later BS will use any excuse to make Lin be a bench. Look at how bad they treat Young now… nothing is right for them just like what they did to Lin before….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Young made no 3 pointers too.
    They weren’t the favourites of the coach.

  • Jeremiah

    Thanks IJ. Unfortunately, I need to focus most of my effort on non-fiction prophecies.
    The fantasies are just a prelude to more of those…

  • CJSHYY

    That’s why they still keep Kobe for selling tickets. Young is not enough…

  • Rookie75094

    I am very happy that Jlin took my advice to play his game for the rest of the year. ..either shoot or pass but never drive the lane to risk injury. Keep it up J… we need you healthy for your next team

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody wants to pay to see that Lakers get clobbered in home games.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think he knows that why he didn’t drive anymore…

  • CJSHYY

    I hope not.. Once Lin is out of Lakers I don’t care…

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Picture Time!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My summary is “What happens is not limited to that one player, Jeremy Lin. BS affects all players. Another year like this, the Lakers will lose all their fan base. This coach won’t last more than this season. There is nothing for the fans in Lakers games anymore. I believe that the Lakers are giving out tickets to fill the seats now.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah there is more

  • Maknusia

    More more!

  • Maknusia

    Thats it for today!

  • gasparthe2

    You folks here are remarkable Jeremy Lin fans. ’nuff said.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is destroying the team. He would have to pay for his pathetic coaching.

  • Brent Yen

    So you are not? JK

  • Grace Nsns

    Lakers Nation ‏@LakersNation 8h8 hours ago

    With a five-game losing streak, Jeremy Lin says the Lakers are playing too much one-on-one.

    http://www.lakersnation.com/video-jeremy-lin-thinks-lakers-are-playing-too-much-one-on-one/2015/02/11/

  • CJSHYY

    They lose the game cheer for what?

  • Jeremiah

    @gasparthe2:disqus is one of the most remarkable Lin fans. Trust me.

  • Grace Nsns

    He mentioned he’s going to babyLin’s bball game, bbLin’s last year in college I believe.

  • Kianainhi

    Kinda funny because Lin’s favorite animal is the dolphin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    While the Lakers is tanking, the Boston Celtics is very much on their rebuilding; in fact, they’re racing for a playoff spot now. The Celtics are winning games after giving up on their star players, Rondo etc. They’re selling tickets and they have a bright future with tons of draft choices in the future and they are 5-5 in their 10 games; 4-1 in their last 5 games. They aren’t tanking!

    The Celtics are impressive in their 4Q comeback win against Atlanta by outscoring them 28:16 in 4Q and 55:39 in the 2nd half under Brad Stevens.

    Sure happy for the Celtic fans. The Lakers fans are paying the most money for one of their worst records now. When would their nightmare be ended?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It takes some fools to watch these Laker home games.

  • kittyhead

    Celtics have a great and very good-looking coach!! lol BS and Lakers are just out-of-dated…smh

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I love the idea.
    They can definitely sell more tickets by having Serena as the head coach. She can certainly fire up the players to win lots more games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why didn’t BS and Kobe quit for the sake of the Laker fans?

  • Rookie75094

    Introducing your 2014 Los Angeles tankers…starting gunner..#24 kobe bryant, primary driver… #? Ronnie price, the tankers are command by commander bs whom reports to Field Marshall mitch cupchak who in turn report to major general Jim buss…. good luck in your 2014 tanking campaign

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Every living thing has a brain; even pigs have brains, I’m not trying to insult the wonderful animals.
    Somebody just doesn’t use it often enough.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s outrageous!

  • Maknusia

    lol its OUT-> RAGE -> US

  • kittyhead

    When looking back on how Lakers fans and former players bashed D’Antoni, I have little sympathy for them.lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, I agree. D’Antoni is too good for them. Look at what Byron Scott did!
    Magic Johnson is so pathetic. He didn’t blame Byron; He blame Jim Buss instead.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Celtics is in good shape. Hope they eventually get to the playoff.

    7 Charlotte 22 30 Lost 3 5-5
    8 Miami 22 30 Lost 1 4-6
    Brooklyn 21 31 Lost 3 3-7
    Boston 20 31 Won 1 5-5 (won 4 out of last 5 games)
    Detroit 21 33 Lost 1 4-6
    Indiana 21 33 Won 1 6-4

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Only hit me there is no game until 20 Feb. WOW! Good break for JLin and all his fans:-) Time for JLin to recuperate from his illness and gain his strength back for the rest of the season. Wonderful 29 more games to go if he stays @Lakers.

    By any chance, when is the exact timeline for FA? Team and players can begin to negotiate on 1 July but can’t sign until somewhere on 11 July??? Really curious about this.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • kittyhead

    WOW Karl’s money is even lower than BS’s…I think he would get $5m per year at least.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm can he reel in Boogie Cousins though? No questions, Boogie is a talented big man. I’m not really sure about his attitude though.

  • kittyhead

    I think Cousins will ask for a “trade me” soon.lol

  • leeda harun

    well karl’s doesn’t win a championship.

  • kittyhead

    Neither Fisher nor Kerr won a championship!!

  • KL

    Bleh. I was predicting a comeback game but I think the illness may have affected him. However Jeremy never uses illness or injury as an excuse.

    Notice how some athletes would basically say “I am not saying my injury is an excuse but I am injured”. Jeremy on the other hand never mentions the illness or injury at all.

  • Maknusia

    true as well…on his character…could have been some injury/illness

  • gasparthe2

    Yes, I try to be a good fan, but have become disillusioned by the other site. It is what can happen to any gathering of good people if you permit negative or defeatist elements to run you down; a huge contrast to the integrity of the fans at the JLin portal. I salute us for our fortitude :]

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    We know JLin had flu/cold on Nuggets game. Don’t think he regained full strength this game. In his postgame interview, he did mention about the break would help him to get well….. Thank God that JLin will have this much needed break to work out all the issues that he mentioned in postgame.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My last visit was Dec I believed. Only scanned thru few posts and that was all that I could stomach. Never wanted to revisit again:-) Like @psalm234 of handling the site very much. Thankyou @psalm234.

  • gasparthe2

    Thanks, Jeremiah, for your kind words.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • GoodDayLA

    If sacramento is intersted in Lin this summer, I am 99% sure he will end up there.

    Lin loves cali. Sac is the only team in Cali where Lin has a chance to still get a decent role. Karl may not love Lin but doesnt seem to hate him and that is already a huge victory for Lin. indian owner vivek is known to be pretty weird about his bball and it would take an odd ball to have the guts to sign Lin. The ethnic owner just might be the lone owner with the willingness to sign an asian american. Lin finished his high school career on a high at sleep train area, seems fitting he plays there in the nba.
    Kings have zero NBA hype around them and Lin would put them on the map. Lins best chance of fighting for a starting spot is on kings vs collison.

    Not gay or cousins fans but whatever. Lin has played with bigger egos and ball stoppers. maybe lin can save gays game.

    We will see if the kings come true this summer

  • Jeremiah

    Well you know gasparthe2, I am a great judge of character 🙂

  • Jeremiah

    That’s what the Sauce says!

  • ANGLO

    I woke up this morning and finally understood the sense of Jeremy’s agent’s cryptic comments. “Victory is certain.” I believe LA is showcasing Jeremy with the hope of trading him to a contender. However, if they can’t engineer a trade, they have agreed to release him. That explains why Jeremy has been so chill, why he gets consistent minutes every night and why Ronnie has been promised PT after the break. The FO and Lin have been quiet about this obviously because they don’t want to jeopardize their opportunity for a trade where they could get something back. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION THAT MAKES SENSE.

  • deesee5

    Better days are coming for us!!! I hope Karl can help put us back on the map. I sure hope Lin comes here too!

  • deesee5

    But they’re both new! Lol. Kerr might actually have a chance this season.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hope Lin has a relaxing All Star break. Last year, he blogged that he attended a family reunion in snowy Connecticut and watched Josh Lin play for Hamilton College.

    See : http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/12668553-all-star-break-and-the-road-trip

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here’s a charming picture of Lin from August, 2012.
    __________

  • Brent Yen

    Not bball related, but this is cool…..a tricorder before Kirk’s birthday…..
    https://twitter.com/cnntech/status/565928803491258370

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What? He’s cheaper than BS?

  • CJSHYY
  • DLin

    Does anyone know here how much Lin’s buyout cost? _ Usually a contract will have a provision that allows the Lakers to buyout his contract at a much lower cost, thus saving money. At this point, it looks Lin will be DNP’d a lot (Scott said he is putting Price back in after AllStar break). Therefore, it may make sense for Lakers to buy out Lin’s contract or risk the fury of Asian American fan base who will complain every time he is DNP’d…Once bought out, Lin can get picked up through waivers.

  • New 2015 NBA All-Star Week & Feb 19 Trade Deadline is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/2015-nba-star-week-feb-19-nba-trade-deadline/

    We have 1 week break for the NBA All-Star activities in NY. Jeremy can use the time to recuperate from the cold/gastrointestinal issues well. Historically Jeremy has performed well in the 2nd half of the season in HOU after knowing what role he needs to play to contribute to the team. But we never know if it applies with Lakers tanking situation and lineup shuffling all the time to get good excuse to keep losing in the name of “rebuilding”

    Trade Deadline is Feb 19 but it is unlikely Jeremy will be traded because his $6M owed salary and $8.3M cap will be prohibitive for contenders who want to use Lin’s service for 3 months. But if Mitch can swing a surprise deal, many Lin fans would welcome the news for the chance of Jeremy to get more Playing Time.

    It’s clear that Lakers do not want to test Linsanity after Kobe’s injury because they prioritize tanking and Lin is definitely Anti-Tanking and will win more games if given more PT. And we have good ideas that Kobe wouldn’t want to risk Linsanity to rise in LA in his absence to hurt his image as the only hero player in LA.

    It’s a tough situation but as fans, we can only support Lin to keep playing his best and weigh his options in the Free Agency in July 2015.

    Will Jeremy have a chance to play for George Karl in Sacramento Kings? Or join Chandler Parsons in Dallas Mavericks? Or find a role with the Spurs who play beautiful team-ball but not offer much Playing Time with a multitude of PGs (Parker, Joseph, Mills)? I believe Lin will evaluate his options carefully and make the best decision in perhaps 1-2 year contract (2nd year player option) to see if his career can rise again after 3 years of playing with ball-dominant guards who took away his chance to be the main playmaker to fit his game.

    I have a small hope (5%) for a trade chance but I’m not going to count on it.

    Key NBA dates for 2014-15:

    2015

    Feb. 13-15 – 2015 NBA All-Star (Brooklyn and New York)

    Feb. 19 – 2015 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

  • DLin

    Weird conspiracy theory: Lin negotiated with Lakers FO after DNP that in exchange for getting 20 to 25 minutes a game prior to All Star break, Lin will agree to a buyout of his contract. What are your thoughts??

  • real-dsb

    Howard Beck wrote, “The Rockets remain high on Lin and are expected to be among his chief suitors this summer.”

    I can’t believe the Rockets would be interested in Lin in free agency. I know Beck’s a reliable source, but he must have gotten some bad info. Even if the Rockets weren’t keeping Beverley, it doesn’t make any sense for them to add Lin.

  • DLin

    Lin has low starting 5 value but very high backup value.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Alex sure told Lin he wanted him to come back last summer bc when did you see a NBA owner wrote a thank note to a player? Plus this year NBA Chinese video had Lin & Harden just show .. how much Alex wants to get Lin back… They don’t like PB since last summer.. Well, I hope Lin can have more option but if he has to choice between Lakers & Rox. I will go for Rox.

  • Jeremiah

    “Usually a contract will have a provision that allows the Lakers to buyout his contract at a much lower cost.”
    Think about it. If this sentence were true then most contracts would be almost worthless from the players point of view.

    Rather than buy Lin out (which I believe would have to be at a negotiated price) why not just trade him for something minimal in return?

  • Jeremiah

    It may make sense for the Rox to want Lin back. But Lin would have to be crazy (or desperate) to go back to Rox while McHale is still the coach. (Harden is less of an issue than the coach, IMO)

  • JW

    Why would Lin consider a buyout unless there is a guarantee team that will sign him? And I don’t think he can active talk to any team at this time, isn’t it?

  • JW

    I don’t see how they would want him back except they figure Lin’s salary probably will be 3-4 million range?

    I think if Rox tells Lin that he will get the 4th qtr playing time, maybe Lin will consider it? Of course those PT are never guarantee

  • DLin

    I am pretty sure if ends up clearing Waivers, someone will claim him which the buyout will do. They can pay minimum, why wouldn’t any playoff team in need of a backup PG, do that. Great way for Jeremy to try out a team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I don’t think so but remember Lin, Harden, Howard and Beverley got along very well.

  • jolno

    Third time’s the charm? It’s really up to Lin to decide what’s best for his career. If he can’t get any starting offer he might consider going back to the Rockets.

  • 7iger

    Lots of unreasonable hates in the comments so if you can’t take them, skip the comments there.

  • Jeremiah

    JLin-related fantasy #3

    The third fantasy, as I said, is a bit corny. But I use it to make a point. You know how when anybody in the British Royal family gets married, the whole world goes crazy? Well I, for one, don’t GAS about the Royals. But if Lin resumed dating and eventually decided to tie the knot? Now, that would be like royalty getting married. This whole site would go nuts. It seems like Jeremy has decided to wait for his career to be more on track before starting his own family; he’s waiting for the Return of Linsanity.

    On Dec 22, 2014 I proclaimed that the Return of Linsanity was imminent. By carefully observing Kobe’s play and stats I realized after the Sacramento game that Kobe’s playing career was over. As I posted previously, to understand why Kobe is done, simply remember the acronym AIM: Aging, Injuries, Mileage. Thirty-six years old is not necessarily too old for a basketball player. And there are other athletes who have recovered from ruptured Achilles tendons. But when you combine Kobe’s age and injury history with his extremely high odometer reading, that’s when you realize that his motor is completely burnt out.

    My prediction of the imminent Return of Linsanity was predicated on a series of 5 dominoes falling: 1) Kobe obviously can’t play anymore 2) Lakers management realize this and plan for a team without Kobe 3) Kobe retires 4) BS is replaced or reprogrammed into maximizing Lin’s strengths 5) Linsanity reappears. Domino # 1 did fall. Unfortunately, the chain reaction stopped at either domino #2 or #3. I didn’t realize it, but domino #3 is nailed into the hardwood: getting Kobe to retire voluntarily would require a multi-megaton explosion. And Lakers FO may prefer to give Kobe one more season to make his slow goodbye, rather than admit his latest contract was a mistake. That being the case, the Lakers current situation is nightmarish for Lin, and it will be just as bad next season. Clearly Lin will go to another team as he becomes a UFA this summer.

    But what about the 29 games that remain after the All-Star break of this season? As I wrote previously in a comment titled “People have short memories,” I think that some contending teams are interested in acquiring Lin for a stronger playoff drive. In fact, in order to get some fun and excitement out of this, I would like to bet against some posters who have argued strongly that Lin will remain a Laker to the end of the season. Specifically, I’d like to see if @JoeTeam and @joyce ward have the courage of their convictions.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Our big men paint protectors:

    Rank 32nd Ed Davis, rank 46th Hill, rank 64th Sacre and rank 192nd Boozer with .17 block per game.

    That’s why they could not protect any lead or stay close in the game.

  • Acbc

    I dreamt last night about what Lin should be asking for in his next contract. I wonder if anyone could tell me if it’s something that could ACTUALLY be asked for.

    1/ lin should negotiate PT instead of money with GM and coach. Money isn’t an issue with Lin so use that leverage to make sure he’s goig to get a fair shake.

    2/ pay scale should be low to make future team know how serious he is. Maybe 4 mil as a base.
    A/ 24 minutes/game would be paid at 4 mil.
    B/ 28 minutes/game would be paid at 3 mil.
    C/ 32 minutes/game would be paid at 2 mil.
    D/ 20 minutes/game would be paid at 8 mil.
    F/ less than 18 minutes/game would be paid at 10mil.

    Contract would be 2 year with player option for second year.
    Coach must sign agreement.

  • CJSHYY

    Never mind about the comments but at least I know Lin will not stay w Lakers. That’s the best news to know….

  • GoodDayLA

    no team allows role players this type of leverage in a contract. The fact you assume someone would pay Lin 8 or 10 million per to sit on the bench….ok.

    If the Kings were smart, they could probably steal Lin away from 2 million per assuming they really make it clear at worst he will have a 6th man role off the bench.

    I also agree a short contract for Lin is better. Lin needs the flexibility.

  • GoodDayLA

    You should have seen that #2 and #3 would be roadblocks all along. I did…

  • GoodDayLA

    I feel this piece is timely right before the trade deadline.

    I almost feel Beck did Lin a solid / favor for either Lin or Tandem sports.

    I think Lin is trying to gain leverage to get traded.

    Beck putting it out there at least 1 other team is a preferable destination for Lin than remaining in LA might stir the pot for the Lakers to consider trading Lin.

    Just total conjecture.

    but timing is important in life and this article’s timing could not be more suspicious.

  • GoodDayLA

    If Lin resigns in Houston, I am done supporting him. I don’t care if they make him the starting PG with 32 minutes per game.

  • Phonow

    Gasparthe2, the filthy comments you left on jeremylin.net last night made me so angry that I waited until this morning to write back to you. Apparently your comments were so offensive that the mod there banned you. You are a grandfather. You should be ashamed of yourself.

    JlinPortal. I apologize for coming here to post this. I am not able to contact gaspathe2 from jl.net.

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  • GoodDayLA

    Lin could do well on this team. We all can see it and feel it. The roster is solid and Karl knows how to form a competitive team though he has never won big time except during the Sonics days.

    If I were Lin, I’d lobby to get on this roster and take my chances trying to go head to head against Collison.

  • CJSHYY

    Is that possible Lakers to trade Lin after HB’s article said he will move this summer?!

  • Acbc

    Sorry, I don’t ever read your comments. I routinely collapse your posts and move on.

  • GoodDayLA

    there is no need to even bother replying to me. I am not necessarily responding to you anyways. Just pointing out why the arguments are flawed.

  • Jeremiah

    I admitted in previous posts that I underestimated the power and fan support that Kobe still has. In other sports I’ve followed, veterans start to get smaller contracts as their production declines and they are forced to retire as soon as they suck. But this Kobe-mania is probably a good example where your greater familiarity with the Lakers in general and Kobe in particular gave you better insight into how the Lakers would operate.

    The thing is, I also have no idea what their spreadsheets look like. Do they see greater profit from keeping a failing Kobe compared to starting with a fresh slate ASAP?

    On the other hand, you have made statement about Kobe that I know are mistaken: Yes Kobe has another year left on his contract and yes he will try to start playing again next season. But he will not be able to last more than a handful of games, if that. It will be similar to how Nash tried to play this season. So any talk of Kobe getting yet another contract or playing until he’s 45, is just nonsense.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Smart people will value the most important key to success is starting with a great coach. This is why two of the greatest basketball players ever, Kobe and MJ could not win another ring without Phil Jackson.

    By saying that, on the other hand, bad coaches can also do great harm to their players too, like Lin, Lance Stephenson and Diaw before Spurs.

  • gasparthe2

    It is good that someone from Jeremylin.net is able to communicate with me, and it’s too bad that it had to be via this true Lin support forum.

    Check the full blogs and you shall see how the posts developed. I had placed a common post mocking the Hate and disparaging crawling in that forum and compared it with Clutch Fans; it contained not an iota of profanity.

    “Justpassingby” FIRST confronted my post by calling me a Wh@re. Then he mentioned my mother and then some profanity about sucking C##$k , you can see for yourself. I chose to respond to his posts in his same perverted manner after I had FLAGGED his post.

    That I should not have even responded to the TROLL in the first place, is what haunts me. We can each, if we so chose, stoop low into the gutter to meet our aggressor. The moderator blocked my posts and left his obscenities.

    Thanks for letting me clear that up. I sincerely apologize for having offended you and any one.

  • If this is true, that means 2 things to me:
    1. HOU values Lin as playmaker/scorer off-the-bench
    2. HOU has lost significant Asian financial revenue and would like to get richer

    Knowing HOU and Morey is all about math, it could make sense.
    Besides, it’s good for Lin to have potential suitors even if this turns out to be just rumors.

  • New 2015 NBA All-Star Week & Feb 19 Trade Deadline is now open!

    http://www.jlinportal.com/2015-nba-star-week-feb-19-nba-trade-deadline/

    We have 1 week break for the NBA All-Star activities in NY. Jeremy can use the time to recuperate from the cold/gastrointestinal issues well. Historically Jeremy has performed well in the 2nd half of the season in HOU after knowing what role he needs to play to contribute to the team. But we never know if it applies with Lakers tanking situation and lineup shuffling all the time to get good excuse to keep losing in the name of “rebuilding”

    Trade Deadline is Feb 19 but it is unlikely Jeremy will be traded because his $6M owed salary and $8.3M cap will be prohibitive for contenders who want to use Lin’s service for 3 months. But if Mitch can swing a surprise deal, many Lin fans would welcome the news for the chance of Jeremy to get more Playing Time.

    It’s clear that Lakers do not want to test Linsanity after Kobe’s injury because they prioritize tanking and Lin is definitely Anti-Tanking and will win more games if given more PT. And we have good ideas that Kobe wouldn’t want to risk Linsanity to rise in LA in his absence to hurt his image as the only hero player in LA.

    It’s a tough situation but as fans, we can only support Lin to keep playing his best and weigh his options in the Free Agency in July 2015.

    Will Jeremy have a chance to play for George Karl in Sacramento Kings? Or join Chandler Parsons in Dallas Mavericks? Or find a role with the Spurs who play beautiful team-ball but not offer much Playing Time with a multitude of PGs (Parker, Joseph, Mills)? I believe Lin will evaluate his options carefully and make the best decision in perhaps 1-2 year contract (2nd year player option) to see if his career can rise again after 3 years of playing with ball-dominant guards who took away his chance to be the main playmaker to fit his game.

    I have a small hope (5%) for a trade chance but I’m not going to count on it.

    Key NBA dates for 2014-15:

    2015

    Feb. 13-15 – 2015 NBA All-Star (Brooklyn and New York)

    Feb. 19 – 2015 NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)

  • Jeremiah

    I think in life almost everything is negotiable and Lin should try to get some assurances for these important issues in writing. In general I think what you propose is doable except a pay scale based on minutes. That would not allow the cap space to be predetermined so I think it’s not allowed.

    Instead of a sliding pay scale, perhaps Lin can say, “Team X is offering 8 mil per season. I’ll take only 6 mil from team Y if they guarantee to play me 30 min. The team can then use the extra 2 mil for better players at other positions. I would also add lots of incentive for reaching various milestones and production efficiencies.

  • Phonow

    Thank you for your reply gasparthe2. In turn, let me apologize for my anger. I know I always enjoyed your posts… um, until last night. 🙂 Just to let you know, the other poster was banned also.

    “Justpassingby” was wrong to disrespect you, but I must say that, in my opinion, you started it. You were also wrong; your initial comment was a troll-bating post.

    That being said, I am happy that you have the Portal, which has grown to be a fine website. You are a staunch supporter of Jeremy Lin, and I am glad we fans have you.

  • Jeremiah

    “no team allows role players this type of leverage in a contract.”

    These are not leverage clauses. They are more like win-win incentive clauses. So they are more likely to agree.

  • gasparthe2

    Thank you, Phonow, I am humbled by your comment.

  • Phonow

    I am going “home” now–to jl.net. But my angry heart has healed completely. 🙂

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They want to improve other position as they’re already loaded with pg.

  • CJSHYY

    But Lakers is tanking right now so why give up a pick if Dragic is a FA this summer? Don’t think Lakers will do it plus Kobe wants Rondo.

  • MomentousPetey

    correction: why GoodDayLA believes “the arguments are flawed”

  • GoodDayLA

    of course it’s leverage. You are asking for lower salary with higher guaranteed playing time.

    Nobody in the NBA agrees to stuff like this. They do not want to be forced into playing Lin.

    At most they do handshake deals on playing time. THey will never guarantee playing time.

    Players in the past have accused teams of lying to them, but they never got those promises in writing because no team is insane enough to put it in writing and lock themselves down like that.

    The fact we are even having this discussion shows that I am speaking to really smart people but not people who have followed NBA basketball for a long time to understand these basic fundamental things.

    My point of reference is following NBA deals for well over 3 decades. Nothing has ever been structured like this. Nothing has ever been mentioned like this. Lin wont be trailblazing with new creations of NBA contracts.

  • GoodDayLA

    while you make complete sense, no team will put in writing that Lin will get 30 minutes or any amount of minutes per game. They just dont do that.

  • Jeremiah

    “in writing” may be a bridge too far, but there are gentleman’s agreements. Also, it’s ok to get less minutes in a blowout, etc. Kobe of course checks himself in and out of the game at will. But I know Lin is not Kobe.

  • GoodDayLA

    Kobe will continue to play until no teams offer him a contract. I can guarantee you he won’t voluntarily retire. He may say he wants to retire at some point because he would otherwise be embarrassed at chasing teams to sign him. Like you I would not be surprised if his body fails him again next season so he is forced to retire.

    Yes we have no idea what their spreadsheets look like. I assume it would be difficult to quantify directly though smart guys like you can probably whip up a formula that project revenues based on smart assumptions and variables.

    I do think Kobe will last longer than you think. He will take it easy and coast a lot for the remainder of his shelf life. If they somehow make the playoffs because he has great talent around him, he may try really hard and end up injuring himself. Otherwise, I dont see Kobe trying that hard except to score on jumpers and just fake it on defense.

    I foresee Kobe playing past his current contract assuming some team whether Lakers or someone else offers it to him & assuming he does not have a career ending injury.

  • Jeremiah

    I think your last sentence is key here. Lin is a unique player under unique circumstances. Anyway I hope these are all moot points. On a “normal” team after FA, Lin should do fine.

  • Acbc

    That’s the problem with dreams sometimes, it makes so much sense there but not so in reality. Lol. I refined it to be more precise but I think we are in agreement about the same thing. Lin needs to make doubly sure his next team will give him a chance to play and not empty promises.

  • Filler-up

    Teams that need a playmaker at PG, either at back up or as lead guard. (1) Rockets – Bev is not cutting it and Bev and Lin have always wrked well in tandem. (2) Dallas – depends what happens with Rondo. They may not be able to afford him. (3) Indiana – definitely needs better playmaking but their half court centric offense may not benefit Lin’s game. (4) NY Knicks – they need talent at all positions but not sure they want to revisit Lin and not sure Lin wants to go back there. (5) Miami – I think Wade is done and they need better guard play.

  • linspiredinla

    Saw it on TV.

  • JoeTeam

    Why not, harden got guarantees for asg. It did screw up the team incentives. Yours are to steep. It will also screw upvth team play. Dunno.

  • Jeremiah

    A) Yes, Kobe will play so long as he can get a contract
    B) He will never get another NBA contract.
    C) Playoffs? Even if he makes it through pre-season, and limps through the season, Kobe takes up way too much cap space to be surrounded with talent and NO star wants to join his team anyway. You see? Once you mention the possibility of playoffs, you lose any advantage you claim to have from having followed the Lakers for decades. I would bet my life that Kobe will never play for an NBA playoff team ever again. He will also not play more than 10 games next season. Mark my words and remind me next November if I’m wrong. Medicine/Physiology/Biology don’t lie.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin will not be a Laker next season. So we dont have to worry about that.

  • Guest

    Don’t listen to that woman above! Who does she think she is to come here to comment on what you did there? I say you deserved none of that! You are one great lin fan! Stand your ground! Let her heart feel angry or whatever she herself likes to feels! You own nothing to her and no need to apologize to her!

  • Guest

    There are so many flithy comments there and I don’t see her going after them?!! Now coming here to bashing you? What a woman! And talk $hxt about this site on the other site, and yet apologized to this site after leaving insulting comment to you, What a woman! She should be shame of herself!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think Dallas would gladly give Rondo away for draft choices.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott started Sacre which implied none of the above except Sacre would stay with the Lakers.

  • gasparthe2

    Thank you, guest, I needed that.

  • gasparthe2

    It’s ok, thanks again, guest. You made my day.