G54 CHA @MIL Game Thread

After 11 days of All-Star Break and NBA Trade Deadline Frenzy, the Hornets have 29 games left to reach their goal to reach the playoff.

  • They managed to get Courtney Lee by trading PJ Hairston and Brian Roberts in hopes of getting a ‘3 and D’ player to replace MKG’s presence.
  • They are currently in #7 in the Eastern Conference standing moving up 1 spot from #8 after the Bulls lost to the Cavs last night.
  • Jeremy Lin’s injured ankle should have time to heal as he spent time in his Palo Alto home to refine his shooting mechanics with Doc Scheppler (his personal shooting coach)
  1. With Lee not being available yet, would JLin start when Coach Clifford has concern about the bad matchup with 6’7″ Khris Middleton who got hot and shot over him and Batum anyway in the previous game?
  2. Would JLin show different mentality after the ASB break after he honed his shooting mechanics? He has always improved his PPG after the ASB in the past 3 seasons.

Let’s go, JLin! 


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  • heart

    5*

  • heart

    Completed my mission! Got five stars today.

  • Promo Sports World

    a big second half is on its way for jeremy…..50 40 80 (fg, 3s, ft) while hitting seasons avg for everything else will improve efficiency

    Side note: Jeremy has solidified himself as a premier back-up. While not ideal he has rebranded himself and his game successful. Politics sucks but politics can throw you out of the league. That’s not happening to Jeremy now.

  • cdblue10

    100st

  • BobbyH

    Let’s go Lin and fans. Ignore all the nonsense and improve yourself, on and off court, (on forum and off forum for the fans) and do what you think is important in your life. Life is short.

  • Lefon Jang

    Life is short, do stuff that matters!

  • Very well said 🙂

    Let’s focus on the good things like how JLin managed to improve his PPG after the ASB in the past 3 seasons.
    I totally expect him to come out gunning tonight!

    JLin knows how important the 29 games to help him get starting PG offers in the off-season.
    Let’s hope, pray and cheer that he can come out blazing tonight!

  • BobbyH

    I can foresee Lin gets heavy minutes. Walker and Batum can’t play 35 to 40 minutes for every game for the whole season for the purpose of states padding. If Hornets is really serious about playoff, they will let Lin play more and in key plays. We shall see.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Easy said than done. After 53 games of mistreatment even after many breakout games for this organization, it’s hard to expect anything positive until next season.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Maybe tonight but not until Lee is a starter.

  • BobbyH

    Yes, easy said than done. But Lin has done that over and over again since the Miami game when he played
    against the Heat big 3 plus Melo gang. But he survived and proved all the negative narratives wrong.

    TAG HEUER #DontCrackUnderPressure sponsorship is a solid verification of Lin’s NBA career. No one can dispute with that, can you? Only selective NBA players can get that kind of sponsorship.

    Besides, it is the life off-court that should matter most. My point is keep making yourself better, in any meaningful ways. Because you only get to live once.

    As for the rest of season, I would hope Hornets get into playoff and Lin can be a key role of it. I don’t mean standing in the corner contribution. But when games are on the line, Lin most likely from time to time, will find a way to prevail. The best part is: the script is never written, You don’t know how Lin will do that.

  • cdblue10

    Let’s start a Lin Batum campaign to possibly sway Hornets into different directions.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not once I ever worry or concern for for someone else own life especially those I don’t know personally. Don’t guess me wrong, I don’t mix up reality and entertainment. This is Lin and his basketball are all I care for on this site.

  • BobbyH

    Hear, hear. Same here.

  • yellowshadow

    here’s me hoping we will see the result of jeremy’s shooting adjustment!

  • David Kim
  • Linzen
  • Linzen

    Sorry if it is posted already…
    Edit: don’t miss this.
    Thanks Monty! Respect!!!
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/700751437639225344

  • Lefon Jang

    There’s a noticeable difference in his shooting form when he was in Harvard and during Linsanity in comparison to now. He was shooting better then! He had a higher arc very similar to Dirk Nowitzki.

  • DX

    No more Audition. Only Lin need is trust.

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  • Linzen

    I’d love to say the same, but we all know that things never come easy for our boy. sigh…
    So, go kill this audition, Jeremy, and make teams scrambling in July to sign you!

  • Rick Johnson
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    you’re wasting your time…We would be better off sending all NBA teams Lin’s stats when he starts…in 11 starts for the Hornets, Lin is averaging 18ppg and 4 assist..keep in mind 10 of these starts were at Shooting Guard.

    It is clear the Hornets only view Lin as a good back-up for Kemba Walker..My guess is the Hornets will try hard to convince Lin to stay for low-money and just accept that he’s nothing more than a back-up PG…

    They will tell Lin how good and friendly his teammates are and the fact he’s moved a lot during his career so why not stay here in Charlotte and have stability….I hope and pray Lin is smart enough to not go for it..They are simply trying to take advantage of him by paying him cheaply while not giving him enough time on the court.

    I’m sure they are trying to get Lin involve in the community so to make it harder for him to just leave..I hope Lin doesn’t get too comfortable in Charlotte.

  • Rick Johnson

    Knicks keep searching for another Linsanity but won’t consider signing the original:

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Berman/status/700769647054999556

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So they don’t even list Lee’s condition and why he’s out tonight.

  • Rick Johnson

    So if they wanted Lin to start at SG who would be the PG coming off the bench? Roberts is gone. Would he have to sit one early and they they dovetail Lin / Walker as PG with the 2nd unit?

  • heart

    Exactly. I had a thought last night. Since Cliff is slow to adapt, rigid and scripted, so he needs time to see how Lee performs in practice as SG to help NB w/ his defense… Basically, he does not want Cho or him to lose face if Lee does not do well on his first game as a Hornets…

  • cdblue10

    I don’t care if Lin is going to stay or not and I’m pretty much up to date with Lin’s stats and status in Hornets,I just want these 2 guys 2 play well from now on to have a good play off standing because I know that these 2 guys are the key for Hornets to be successful.Having a successful season for Lin means a better place for him next year.Lin and Batum for a 3333333!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    Conley is going to be expensive. Wonder if that improves the PG market for Lin? Max for Conley is going to be $25.3.

    https://twitter.com/texanfan3185/status/700782368915791872

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/700783546982490112

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Do you know game vs Toronto they did not play Roberts? If Cliff wanted Lin to start he can and he would.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This final 30 games, Lin must push hard for stats.

  • Rick Johnson

    Which Toronto game? The one on 1/13/16 Lin didn’t start:

    http://popcornmachine.net/gf?date=20160113&game=ATLCHA

  • heart

    Yep. Cho/Cliff should have slide NB back to his natural PF after MKG’s 1st injury and let Lin start, then the team would have been solidified by now. And after Lin has been jerked around all season long w/ role & minutes, but still able to produce and helped this team make playoffs push, yet they still look to someone else. How ungrateful!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    12/17/15.

    1/1/16 Lin didn’t play.

  • heart

    Only IF he allows to be on the floor. They may suppress his PT to devalue his worth for less competition.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sorry 1/13/16 was Atlanta. Get those two mixed up with the red logos. Correct 1/1/16 Lin didn’t play.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yeah big IF.

  • Rick Johnson

    12/17/15 looks like Lin started and pretty much played the whole game plus OT with just like two 2.5 min breaks, 47.5 minutes wow. I would have thought they’d want to dovetail and Walker more than that.

    http://popcornmachine.net/gf?date=20151217&game=TORCHA

  • cdblue10

    In playoff race,games are going to become slower and tighter,smaller players and players that can’t create their shot will become liabilities,every mediocre players will get expose because defense will become more physical.Walker and Lee won’t sustain these kind of games since they’re just 1 dimensional players,they’re very easy to defend.

  • heart

    Trust and Opportunity!

  • zxcvb

    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/02/18/courtney-lee-says-trade-to-hornets-threw-me-off/

    “But Lee said one day after members of the Grizzlies front office reassured him and his agent that they weren’t trying to deal him, he learned that he was headed to Charlotte as part of a three-way trade that also included the Miami Heat.

    Can’t trust any front office.

  • zxcvb

    I honestly don’t it’d make much difference. He won’t get enough minutes/touches. He could shoot like Curry, and he’d still finish the season with 14ppg/4apg. Only injury or MDA can give him a fair shake, so I’ve given up tracking his game-to-game stats off the bench.

  • JLin gave respect to Monty Williams (OKC assistant coach) who lost his wife in a car accident but offered forgiveness to the other driver’s family in his eulogy.

    I don’t know if I would have the strength and the composure that this man had in delivering the eulogy. Prayers for strength and comfort to the family who lost a wife and mom of 5 kids :[ It’s very sad. He shared he can’t wait to get of long meetings to be with his wife to spend time and hold her hands. He can’t do it now but he holds on to the faith that he knows where to find her in heaven.

    Time is precious and not guaranteed. Hug your loved ones dearly.
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/700751437639225344

  • zxcvb

    Trying to recreate Linsanity without Lin is like trying to make meatloaf without meat.

  • adele

    Yes, very sad and annoying. I can just imagine how Lin feels.

  • adele

    Lin is so much smarter than all of them.

  • TTNN

    Did you hear Morey’s interview? the whole world knows he is trying to deal DH, and yet he is still on radio talking about Harden and DH works really well as a team, and they don’t want to break them up. He have to listen what’s out there, but they want to keep that pair. LOL

  • 🙂 Porzingis dance is funny but I’m confident JLin dance can beat it
    https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/700785097545388032

  • Whitman Lam

    Just like the super max contract that Goran Dragic signed made Lin more valuable last season (It didn’t, Goran is probably laughing at how stupid Heat management must be).

  • JLin famous dougie dance

  • Yascar

    This article is really good. Says basically Morey is a mathematical genius but fails to take chemistry and people issues into the equation. And also how he tries to win every trade but can’t see that the resulting aggregate team is not much better. After how he treated Lin from start to finish, I’m simultaneously fascinated and disgusted with this guy.
    http://www.sbnation.com/2016/2/19/11059338/daryl-morey-rockets-geiuns-dwight-howard-trade-rumors

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! You can’t trust what GM said to you…. Morey did that in first take few years ago before he traded Pat & others to King. LOL!

  • Whitman Lam

    Knicks are not going to make the playoffs. Why bother? Unless they are planning to buyout Calderon or Galloway.

  • Whitman Lam

    I’m only disgusted by Morey. I’ve met real geniuses when I was in university. Morey is not one of those, he just has a business like savvy for creating salary cap space and collecting draft picks, while keeping his eyes open for desperate teams who have trouble resigning players.

  • BobbyH

    Anyone knows the starting lineup tonight?

  • CJSHYY
  • Yascar

    I’m fascinated because he keeps doing the same mistake – shooting for the moon and failing miserably. Worse, his owner still trusts him.

    But yes I agree, he’s a ruthless heartless businessman but not some genius.

  • Yascar

    Good friend of Jeremy. I hope he gets a chance somewhere.

  • heart

    Respect to Coach Monty Williams for speaking life and truth on this occasion. Happy to know he’s a believer. I believe Lin mentioned this is his favorite verse when he was going through hard times. Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

  • heart

    What? Why? Anyone?

  • Arsenium12 .

    When Jeremy was with the Knicks he considered subletting Lee’s condominium in White Plains, New York. Lee spent the first 5 years of his career with the Knicks, before moving to the Warriors.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/AdamHimmelsbach/status/700806244097875968

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a scene from one of Jeremy’s early videos, with David Lee shown in the background. They were trying to sneak out to play basketball without Jeremy being recognized.
    __________

  • KHuang

    At least the Knicks will finally sign a point guard that knows how to play.

    Jimmer is a nice player, but he’s obviously not Linsanity.

    Let’s see if the Knicks give him a real chance. He’s better than what the Knicks currently have.

  • grover chang

    Math genius? Whatever. Seems like what Morey dues is simple arithmetic. Even ESPN has an app to do the adding and substraction for you. The only math principle Morey seems to apply is the more you shoot the more likely you will score. Even the loser guy at the bar knows that principle. That is how Morey seems to me. The dork that keeps hitting on the hot women until one says yes.

  • Linzen

    Here is a link to Hoopshype highlighting all the buy-out candidates. They spend a good portion on Lee. It seems to me he didn’t play well early in the season… and lost the coaches’ trust.
    http://hoopshype.com/2016/02/18/a-guide-to-the-buyout-season/

  • His $15.5M contract is getting too expensive and not trade-able so they negotiated a buyout.
    The Mavs is very interested

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/02/celtics_notebook_david_lee_cs_working_on_buyout

  • Barry Allen

    Melo: ‘I would rather have that ridiculous loaf.’

  • ICYMI This tweet caused some Lin haters to come out of the woodwork to rehash the old stuff yesterday

    @PerSources14 I need to take a moment to congratulate Jeremy Lin for getting out of Houston early. Only that team would start Beverly over him

    https://twitter.com/PerSources14/status/700350043392442368

  • Yascar

    His analytics conference was groundbreaking at the time. NBA teams did not use advanced analytics consistently until Morey did it. Doesn’t make him a math genius but he contributed to the sport in that respect.

    The whole point of the article is actually derogatory. He’s being panned for being groundbreaking but not applying the human aspect when it matters most. The thing is, he has the info in his fingertips but can’t figure out why he’s getting it wrong.

  • Linzen

    So, is Jeremy’s next contract at $21M/year or $25.3M/year?

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin didn’t “get out” of Houston, he was basically thrown out and traded to a Lakers team that was even worse.

  • Whitman Lam

    I hope David Lee doesn’t get picked up by Rockets.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nice finding. Love it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Regardless, he’s out early and that’s what the twitter meant.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No one can claim him. He will choose from several teams.

  • true, Rockets sent him packing to make room to pursue Melo.
    The Jersey-gate made the Rockets looked classless in treating their players like assets, not real people
    But it’s just a symptom of bad chemistry in the organization.

    I remember Jason Friedman also left abruptly not long after witnessing something not right in the locker-room, etc.
    It might be one of the reasons but he was big to support Houston. It must’ve been pretty bad whatever made him leave his dream job as an NBA beat writer.

  • Starting lineup is out
    Looks like Clifforg goes with the tall lineup (Marvin/Frank/Zeller) next to Kemba/Batum

    My guess is he wants to see if Marvin or Batum can bother 6’7” Khris Middleton’s jumpshots
    https://twitter.com/HornetsPR/status/700825532368293888

  • Barry Allen

    Isn’t that still getting out?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope Jimmer Fredette will do well with the Knicks to stay in the NBA but this sign by NY shows how desperate they are especially trying to trade Jose Calderon.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    As expected. Lin will not start.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOL Can’ wait to see how it’s going. My guess it’s another disaster lineup????!!!!!!

  • KHuang

    It amazed and disgusts me that the Knicks think Jimmer Fredette is a better player than Jeremy Lin.

    Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Fredette and think he’ll be terrific for any team that allows him to play. But he is not Linsanity.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I would think Dolan was a jerk but Phil? I thought a person with that many championship rings would know better.

  • Alain Gervais

    Looks like Lin is stuck with al on the bench. Hopefully this means no more datum playing with the bench

  • adele

    Tall line up? Kemba is tall?

  • adele

    Of course. Anybody but Lin🙄

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LOL…….

  • haha.. Tall line-up + Kemba 😀

  • cdblue10

    It could be a good thing for Al and Lin to show what they can do together

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope so. They are on the same boat.

  • cdblue10

    Can’t underestimate the magic of Lin.

  • cdblue10

    Another 10-12pts deficit until the bench will subbed in

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lee didn’t play maybe bc he’s not tall enough either. He’s only 6’5.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Oh no, me never.

  • Yascar

    He hasn’t cleared the mandatory physical although the team says he’s not injured.

  • Pete Roces

    Kemba is one of the tallest players in Hornets ( in Clifford’s eyes ), so Lin should not start. Lin should always be in the 2nd unit and not play as a PG, shall always stays at the corner during offense, and guards the best player during defense. Great strategy by Clifford the blind!

  • David Kim

    I think melo doesn’t want to play with Lin

  • golfhacker

    Al won’t be much worse than Hawes or Zeller wasting Lin’s assists.

  • yellowshadow

    everyone shoot over kemba!

  • yellowshadow

    oh no, batum is gonna get his 40 minutes. kemba will get his average 36 minutes.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cliff is not blind, he just puts politic above winning.

  • Rick Johnson

    Seen Al and Lin practicing PnR in practice but haven’t seen it in a game.

  • The Hornets called up the 3rd PG from a D-League to fill the 15th spot.
    I haven’t seen him play but IMO Troy Daniels would be better in any situation
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/700841703746371584

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t know him. But when you look at his NBA career on wikipedia it looks like he has periodic breakouts then just fizzles for a while and then gets traded:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmer_Fredette

  • yellowshadow

    what gives? troy gets such little playing time. he could at least spread the floor as a 3pt threat.

  • KHuang

    Hornets messed up.

    They should have gone for D League MVP Jimmer Fredette.

    Jimmer and Lin in the backcourt would have been LETHAL, especially in practices where Jimmer Lin Lamb would beat up on Walker Lee Batum.

  • KHuang

    Correct analysis.

  • KHuang

    I’ve followed Jimmer all the way.

    He’s very close to Lin in ability.

    Every time Jimmer does well, his team and teammates get pissed off and then Jimmer is shipped out.

    Jimmer totally dominated the D League, looking as if he was too good to be there.

  • sport

    Anyone who can shoot 3s and easily outshine Walker and Batum are benched. Lamb and Daniels both can shoot lights out but barely gets any minutes!

  • sport

    Oh gosh, All is horrible and coming back from injury he’s going to tarnish Lin’s stats with all those post up misses and old school basketball!

  • KL

    Let’s hope for some magic. Against all odds. Go JLin!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    I’d think max it would be $25.3 as it would be his 7th year. He needs an enormous breakout to get that.

    1: 2010-2011 GSW
    2: 2011-2012 NKY
    3: 4: 2012-2014 Rockets
    5: 2014-2015 Lakers
    6: 2015-2016 Hornets
    7: ?

  • sport

    Jason Friedman was another Lin-Hater who tolled the company line, no sympathy for him at all!

  • It’s true that he had to “clean up” his articles of Lin’s praises (which he did try to insert in the beginning but quickly disappeared) because it didn’t fit the narrative of Howard is the main guy

    But I remember the story that Lin got him the shoes that he liked. He was pretty close to Lin, I think.
    That’s why he left because he didn’t like what he saw going on in the Rockets organization.

  • heart

    Hornets broadcaster, Dell repeated FO/Cliff’s narrative– (paraphrase) Dell said look how “long” the Bucks are!

  • sport

    Not from what I remember in terms of his posts on twitter. He wrote alot of hater posts about Lin.

  • Briiick

    The first digging unit starts to work.

  • heart

    Can’t stand Cliff’s yelling. Switched feed but still can hear him…

  • sport

    ><" crazy coach!

  • Alain Gervais

    i like it although it can get annoying.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin probably won’t play a ton today. So score often Lin

  • sport

    Did you also like it when he yelled at Lin for going iso and caused him to TO? Hat Cliff for doing that to Lin yet Walker can go iso all day long!!

  • Alain Gervais

    He is just coaching

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • yes, with 5:16 left in Q1

  • heart

    How many coaches have you heard doing that? That’s insecurity on display. Micro-managing his players every second on court distracting their concentration. Can do in practice is ok but should not do often in games.

  • Alain Gervais

    I played sports its normal

  • Alain Gervais

    Not a good start

  • heart

    Note: KW is playing point when he’s playing w/ Lin even in 2nd unit.

  • Lin drove inside, double-pumped but missed J
    Good aggressiveness

  • Acbc

    You’ve had bad coaches

  • JLin came out aggressively as an SG.
    Jumpshots didn’t fall yet but hopefully he keeps attacking

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is a grown man. Its normal

  • grover chang

    Ugh. Walker still out there to chaperone Lin.

  • golfhacker

    I wish he would just go straight up, with no hesitation. It looks like he always thinks his shot will get blocked if he doesn’t pump fake.

  • cshot

    of course lin still has to play sg even with the 2nd unit

  • sport

    That’s not normal coaching!

  • good to see him pass to Lin for 2 quick tries
    but Lin would get in rhythm better by handling the ball

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Strong feeling Charlotte gonna lose this game…Kemba “shoot first” Walker in action for all 4 Qtrs.

  • sport

    Walker actually shooting efficiently tonight, dude’s going to ball hall even more now…

  • Prof

    Thought Lin turned the ball over, but that turnover was charged on Al.

  • heart

    Exactly! KW is Not setting up his teammates properly. He passes when they’re not in good position yet.

  • Alain Gervais

    This poor Lin stuff is getting old. Anyways I’m moving on

  • sport

    This unit sucks, Walker and Al both blackholes who only looks for their own shots instead of passing to teammates! Meanwhile Lin is iced out again and barely gets any passes!

  • cshot

    still talking about him not being named an all star. ugh

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Cliff hear this..you have PG Lin why would you want Kemba in the game?

  • heart

    Bc he wants KW to get stats while Lin is in for defense. How many touches has Lin had so far?

  • cshot

    3-4? if i counted correctly. 2 of them were like insta passes to teammates tho

  • heart

    Thank you. And only 2 shot attempts, the rest was to pass to someone else.

  • sport

    This game is frustrating and sad! Lin totally iced out and Walker and Al playing their 2 man game! I’m out!

  • grover chang

    I don’t see why bucks aren’t better. Big, athletic team.

  • MoominFloren

    I’m already out when Bucks called time out
    Though I purchased LP, I’ve decided to watch Lin highlight from now on.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin not involved

  • heart

    Now, NB is in w/ Lin playing point! Sick of this set up by Cliff!!! Basically, Lin brings up the ball and passes to set up NB for scoring.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin stepped out of bounce. Needs to get focused

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I maintain my stand…Cliff betrayed JLin.

  • Pete Roces

    out now, will just watch highlights if there is any…..disappointed!

  • MoominFloren

    It’s hard for me to decide who is worse: Mchale or Clifford

  • Acbc

    The only players that like being yelled at are the type that can’t think for themselves. They like being told what to do because they don’t know what to do themselves.

  • DX

    Lin is basicly doing nothing on O now.

  • aras

    im done with this as soon as Lin is out i’ll quit watching this and go do something worth my time.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Clifford of course

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin shooting mostly threes is a bad recipe

  • cshot

    ahhhh

  • Lefon Jang

    needs to fire his shooting coach

  • Alain Gervais

    This feels like the the of game i will regret watching

  • heart

    Lin is not in rhythm. He needs to feel the rock and makes plays. So far we see, he only brings up the rock, passes to someone to set up NB to shoot!!!!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin is a rhythm shooter .. That’s why he’s ice cold

  • Alain Gervais

    We all know that. IF most of his shots are three it says no plays are being called for him. Not ball handling

  • Acbc

    Go Bucks

  • Alain Gervais

    Nice steal

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Ready said batum

  • Alain Gervais

    Look like no points for Lin in the first haif

  • cdblue10

    Did Jeremy forget to play basketball all of a sudden?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is like yes for three ,Lin shot is like no

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats likely it for Lin. Till next haif

  • golfhacker

    His shooting practice during the break sure has helped. Get a real shooting coach please!!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    0/4

  • cdblue10

    You’re new here?Are you a fan?

  • Lefon Jang

    his shots has no arc. All that coach ever do is talk the talk!

  • aras

    yep thats probably it for Lin…so much for that improved 3 point mechanism. torture of a game im done

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m glad you’re not the coach

  • DX

    What did Lin do during ASB? Come on, shoot 1 at least.

  • heart

    Remember what you said. KW could go for 0-5 or 0-6 and still able to stay on the floor to get into rhythm….

  • cdblue10

    Stop camping on the corner,you’re not making any shot…..

  • KHuang

    I hate being right about predicting an extended shooting slump for Lin due to Doc Scheppler’s flawed shooting coaching.

  • golfhacker

    Lin is too nice. He won’t fire anybody, shooting coach, agent…

  • KHuang

    Doc Scheppler keeps trying to reduce the arc on Lin’s shot.

    UGLY.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He needs a mean streak in him .. All the great player have one

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin shot has been terrible this year

  • Acbc

    No you love that Lin is wrong.

  • golfhacker

    Anyone with half a brain understands less arc on a shot effectively reduces the size of the basket.

  • cdblue10

    There’s no problem on his shot but people keep telling him to tweak his form.

  • Alain Gervais

    Defense is terrible

  • YearoftheMonkey

    After Courtney Lee is in the rotation, Lin is realistically only looking at 20 minutes a game.. Barring an injury from Kemba or Batum

  • Lefon Jang

    we’ll see

  • golfhacker

    He could be getting instructions from the coach.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    How many minutes will he get tonight?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin shot will turn around. He cant drive which is effecting him

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • aras

    maybe this is ho it will be for Lin the rest of his career..standing in the corner playing 20-25 max…all depends on how well he shoots.

  • Alain Gervais

    over reaction

  • Alain Gervais

    Good defense again wow

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Everybody knows that Lin can shoot GREAT when he’s not using a girl’s form meant for girls.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Second time Lin did that? What’s up with his dribble?

  • Lefon Jang

    “Jeremy Lin is a tough guy to post up…”

  • Alain Gervais

    Its the hand off

  • cdblue10

    What do you think?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin and Al have no timing together. It will come with time

  • Lefon Jang

    that pass was thrown to his knee

  • golfhacker

    C’mon.

  • aras

    naaah i think thats how it’s going to be honestly. only chance he’ll have is playing for a mid level team somewhere. other than that it will probably be just like that in the end. over reaction would be if i said Lin is being held down by the Nba because something

  • Lefon Jang

    man Al looks old

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He’s rusty.. He hasn’t played in 2 months

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin playing some defends wow

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I gotta say Lin played great defense for that final 2
    Minutes

  • Alain Gervais

    This is the most impressive I’ve seen Lins defense all year

  • cshot

    way to blow the assist lol

  • Alain Gervais

    The whole game bro

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lin might be considered a defensive specialist after this season lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Middleton is 1-7 wow. My man Lin

  • David Ly

    Jeremy making a case to stay on the floor based his defense alone.

  • aras

    and lin is?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    The timing is a bit off. Also Bucks long hands swiping at it. Al Losing the ball before Lin gets it

  • David Ly

    But 4/5 on D.

  • sws94

    Lin picked it up at the end of the half. Shooting not there but steals, played tough D on Middleton. In all honesty, the D was there in the previous game but Middleton made tough shots. Not tonight. Different rotation by Clifford but a lot of guys got good minutes. Hope Lin can score some in the 2nd half.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff handling minutes much better today

  • aras

    Lin going for max 6 points this game is my bet.

  • Alain Gervais

    This is not true his defense has been good all year maybe a game here in there

  • aras

    Handles Is what they see

  • cshot

    you need to calm down lol.

  • sws94

    out of sync with his shot. Not worried. Saw some good thing from him last stint. Had some “bite” in his play and affected the game positively without scoring. Middleton not hot like last game and Lin took challenge to D up on him. The 3 he made was open.

  • Alain Gervais

    The ball was stripped way before he got it. Its on Al more then Lin

  • sws94

    Well, it depends. It may not be a big scoring game but he could have more assist in this game. Shots aren’t close to falling, maybe he’ll come inside more in the next half and/or get to the line.

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats not true. His shooting has been up and down. If he is driving it doesn’t matter. His defense has always been good no matter how he is shooting.

  • aras

    not talking about this game but Lin overall does not have good enough handles. at least not yet. until he gets A REAL COACH for that not some guy named the proffesor he wont be trusted to run the point.

  • heart

    Summary of first half:
    1. NOTE: KW or NB is point when playing w/ Lin again in 2nd unit.
    2. Lin’s assignment is to defend and passes for others to score when he has touches.
    3. Bucks commentators praise Lin’s defense on Middleton. They said the only open look Middleton had all night was that open three when Hornets Bigs missed to rebound the ball.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Unfortunately defensI’ve stats don’t show much in scorebox.

  • Alain Gervais

    Sometimes he dribbles too high. But it shows up sometimes but not As often as before. I thinks its pretty good given he is driving so often among threes and doesn’t get stripped most of the time

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not Ready from the Hornets

  • Alain Gervais

    A few maybe 5 all year

  • Alain Gervais

    He doesn’t need that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Btw, lin didn’t sign with the Hornets to be spot up shooter

  • heart

    Exactly!

  • sws94

    Could have had 4. Gave Marv a great look, Frank also, and Marv missed an open 3. But, misses happen. Point is, he got guys good looks and that’s good to see.

  • aras

    i dont know could be the back problem slowing him down, but i dont think so. i just think he has focused way to much on his shooting mechanic instead of the handles. Seriously look at Rubio guy cant shoot a lick but he can handle the ball. Lin is better than rubio except the handles. I hope next season that will be much improved. but probably not if he continues working with the AAAH PROFFESOR

  • Alain Gervais

    I guess people are only happy when Lin scores. I personally appreciate basketball. Lin played some great defensive basketball the first haif

  • aras

    if he gets his handles to the level of Rubio im celebrating

  • Alain Gervais

    He has improved greatly. He rarly gets stripped

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Other teams said nicer thing than Ready of Hornets

  • Alain Gervais

    He won’t and doesn’t need to

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We all happy for his best but not blind for the treatment

  • aras

    If he wants to start he does. I think he knows that as well.All the knock on him is his shaky handles.

  • sws94

    Actually he can. He has that move he did against LeBron but missed the 3. He’s done that move before and that gives him the separation to stop and pop. He just needs to remember to use it, practice it so that it gets in his muscle memory.

  • KL

    Lin needs to have confidence to continue shooting even when he has missed a bunch of shots. Let’s be supportive.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol What? he cant creat his own shot?? the defense is Clogging the lane so he is passing it when they do. He definitely can creat his own shot. He crossed lebron if i remember rightly. Although he messed the shot

  • Alain Gervais

    Lol we think alike

  • aras

    i dont know man i honesly am holding my breath everytime he goes iso.

  • bolero
  • YearoftheMonkey

    Just because he does it once or twice doesn’t mean it’s a part of his game. He needs to do it more consistently.. Great players are consistent on a daily basis

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t care much for those misses. He still can make 4 traights

  • aras

    exactly i dont understand why people say he does not need to. well have fun being a backup then

  • Lefon Jang

    His hair is too long now for the Mohawk. The gel won’t stick no more.

  • Alain Gervais

    He just added those moves. He will continue to add to then.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He needs to do it more consistently.. Curry. Kyrie, Westbrook and even Kemba create shots consistently

  • sws94

    He can do it more than once or twice. He just needs to utilize it more. He doesn’t always use all of his tools. I agree great players are more consistent. Lin’s consistency could be better.

  • sws94

    PFV said for a long time Lin needs to work on his one-on-one moves. I agree.

  • heart

    Only IF Cliff allows him to take more shots—>That is, give Lin the autonomy and independence to decide for himself when to take shots w/o having to wait for passes to take shots.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s bb. Great player makeup other things for cold shooting night

  • Alain Gervais

    He just started doing that move. We should remember iso isn’t Lins game. He is a PNR player. That will always be him. Like asking why Curry don’t shoot more mid range shots. He can but doesn’t do it often. Why?? because it isn’t his game.

  • KHuang

    As long as Lin shoots naturally without artificially doing a form that doesn’t work for him, Lin will get back to shooting well.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No great player can be consistent based on just 1sr half.

  • cdblue10

    Most of the time I don’t agree w/ your post but this one is right on the money

  • aras

    i mean for him he says he wants to start. well you know what you have to do. Shooting is not the important part of a PG. its how good your handles are and can you run a unit. now i know Lin can run a unit. But the handles are holding him back.

  • cdblue10

    So far he’s consistent not until this game but it’s just a first half

  • Acbc

    All you arm chair coaches that complain about Lin’s hard work with Doc have no clue what it takes to chance a stroke and to own it.

    One of the seemingly easiest strokes that is the most frustrating biomechanically stroke in any game is putting in golf. People that don’t play golf can’t understand why pros miss 2 foot puts for a major. There is good sound fundamentals to putting and pros pratice 3-4 hours on the putting green every day to maintain it and to improve it. A slight unconscious change of a body alignment or grip change can cause a missed putt. BIOMECHANICS COUNT, if you practice hours on end on I roper biomechanics, you can become proficient with a bad form.

    I’ve seen a lot of pros come and go in my life time watching the tennis tour. More often than not, players are too afraid to make major changes to their games to improve. They’d rather stay with the game that got them to the bigs and refine what little they have. They become top 20 players for a career and never amount to any promise.

    It takes guts and determination to not listen to naysayers that keep wondering why they didn’t do this or that and stick to the process that try feel is right for them.

  • KL

    Lin is good on a consistent basis!

  • Lefon Jang

    Tiger Woods changed his golf swing too many freaking times

  • cdblue10

    What do you mean? he’s averaging 12.6pts /game what’s not consistent w/ that?The only inconsistent for him so far is his role.

  • bolero

    the bucks announcer preferred his mohawk too. lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets falling behind

  • heart

    Right now, Hornets are not playing defense! NOTE: Batum allowed Middleton to score a 3 on him. So Lin practically plays as PF and is assigned to defend Middleton.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If Hornets bench doesn’t pick up the slack, then it is a loss game. Bucks have 17 asts vs 7 from Hornets. Anytime when Hornets have few asts, the game is considered a loss.

  • cdblue10

    So that’s not consistent for you for a back up player?the advance stats shows that he can produce more if he’s a starter .

  • Lefon Jang

    we have a mr. 4th quarter on the bench

  • Acbc

    Yeah but how many wins does he have with a body that was broken down early in his life. No one has come close to his win counts. Phil hasn’t won anything since 2003 and he gets a pass. Tiger has won after the last time Phil won a tournament but people still wonder why Mcclroy wants to bulk up physically like Tiger did. Strength matters in golf hacking out of heavy rough. They say don’t ruin your longevity by becoming too muscular. Phil is still playing, but he’ll never win more majors or come anywhere close to how many titles Tiger has. Technique counts.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We’re in the middle of the game, can you write something shorter so I can read? Lol

  • heart

    You’re funny…haha…

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    YES BASED ON HIS ROLE AND MINS

  • Alain Gervais

    10 point game

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Bucks just out workin Hornets on both ends

  • Lefon Jang

    WE NEED LIN !

  • Whitman Lam

    Kaminsky post up is just a turnover waiting to happen.

  • cshot

    ok lin. turn this game around for us!

  • David Ly

    I was just about to say the same thing!

  • xeroid

    Kemba missed last 5 shots.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    As always

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Go go Bucks and kill Hornets starters!!!! It’s 61 vs 71 with 4:32 left in 3rd qtr.

  • aras

    Bucks could actually be an ideal place for Lin. i could see him having a breakthrough year there.

  • David Ly

    The game is set up for Lin to come in and save the day. He actually has an opportunity to play crunch time if he contributes to a comeback.

  • Whitman Lam

    Bucks doesn’t like any guard under 6′-7″.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Just his D spoke out louf

  • Lefon Jang

    The problem about change is if it doesn’t work you couldn’t reverse back to the original form. The original form is lost.

  • sws94

    If you start and close games and play close to starter’s minutes, what are you? He comes off of the bench, but he does more than most backups.

  • 808JL7

    Here we go JLin!!! BF1.

  • Alain Gervais

    We have to play quicker.

  • golfhacker

    Another unnecessary pump fake in the paint.

  • Whitman Lam

    Bucks have way too much momentum going into the 4th.

  • heart

    Now, Lin is assigned to defend Middleton so NB can score.

  • Whitman Lam

    Somebody should tell him, nobody is buying his pump fake anymore.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    We need
    More Al!

  • cshot

    love middleton. haha used to play for a&m when i went there haha

  • cdblue10

    That’s make him going

  • Alain Gervais

    points

  • David Ly

    Yeah free free throws!

  • golfhacker

    Good point!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lamb should come in for Kemba so Lin doesn’t have to check Middleton.

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Bucks announcer thought Lin threw that pass lol whatt

  • heart

    That was KW’s TO. Not from Lin’s pass. Bucks commentator got it wrong!

  • aras

    BAHAHAH yeah Kemba looks like lin kinda.

  • David Ly

    Yes finally took it to the hole.

  • Briiick

    ASTs: 8 vs 19, enough said.

  • David Ly

    Mini Lin run.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Jerryd bayless

  • Alain Gervais

    They gave Lin a shot instead of a Tov

  • DX

    Even Lin hasn’t found the feeling, but 4 steals. WoW

  • cshot

    I’ve said it before…. Lin is having a hard time because he’s matched up against taller SG when he’s a PG. sit Kemba down for christ sake

  • 808JL7

    Lin came out aggressive. Just need that ball to fall in. Keep on shooting.

  • cdblue10

    Lin is always the barometer of this team,,wherever Lin goes for his game the team follows.

  • Alain Gervais

    Bad pass Lin coundnt control his steps

  • Whitman Lam

    Normally the refs don’t call that. Kemba did it earlier and they didn’t call travel.

  • heart

    Bucks commentators have not been watching Lin played. They said Lin gets the ball a lot and turns over a lot! Wrong!

  • Lefon Jang

    3 pts game. The LIN effect !

  • Whitman Lam

    Hornets should be leading. On paper, they are the better team.

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats true but it was too obvious he had to reach out too much pulling him away from the basket. He tried to force his body toward the rim, leading to extra steps

  • cshot

    compare the face cliffs has when kemba turns the ball versus a jeremy to. pretty much explains everything. he was even clapping saying it was okay when kemba throws it out

  • cdblue10

    You’re trolling hard my friend

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin great defense again

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin out

  • cdblue10

    DEfense can win games and I hope this is one of those

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Clifford doesn’t want Middleton to take advantage

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Cliff! He really wants to lose the game.

  • heart

    Only if Lin will play again. If not, go Bucks!

  • Alain Gervais

    No seems like a rest. lin did great on him all day

  • YearoftheMonkey

    I’m not.. lamb has been playing well

  • xeroid

    Lin defense cause the traveling.

  • Alain Gervais

    He will put him back in i think

  • Lefon Jang

    He’ll be back

  • xeroid

    I think he needs to give Lin 2 minutes rest.

  • cdblue10

    Ok

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes that’s what I said! Go Bucks and Kill Cliff and Hornets!

  • cshot

    lin is a thief today haha. normally i’d call him a bandit doing damages both ways, but he’s just stealing the rock today haha

  • Whitman Lam

    Should have taken a dribble after gathering the ball.

  • Alain Gervais

    Al playing great on defense

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba stuck on that 16 pts for a long time. He’s -4. Lin +8

  • cdblue10

    Put Lin in demmit Clifford!!!!!!

  • YearoftheMonkey

    He’s not coming in

  • Briiick

    No Lin no win !

  • cdblue10

    Nice shot by William!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Why are the bucks going through monroe. He isn’t scoring on al. Go at Lamb

  • cshot

    well looks like lin is done

  • Lin is happy to cheer for Marvin who made the big 3
    90-86

  • Lefon Jang

    I’m still holding my breath…

  • Alain Gervais

    He was playing great defensive ly. Helped the comeback on defense alone

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin played shut down defense on Middleton. That’s huge.

  • Lefon Jang

    his shooting coach

  • Dorothy

    No Lin, looks like he is done for the day.
    Go Bucks.

  • What was it? Middleton shot 1-7 when Lin guarded him?
    Now he’s 5-12 so that means he went 4-5 without Lin D then

  • Whitman Lam

    Might still put Lin in for defense.

  • Alain Gervais

    soo?

  • He started with 0-3, just struggled with shooting not having the ball.
    Hope he has a strong bounce-back game like any other games this season.

    Just confirmation that wherever he goes next season, he better has the ball in his hands.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lam,b losing the game lol

  • cdblue10

    No Lin no Win

  • Is this gonna be a Wizards game again?
    Lin in in the last 30 seconds? Hope not

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb lol

  • Alain Gervais

    Its like cliff didn’t learn this earlier this season

  • cdblue10

    Lamb win it and lose it

  • Alain Gervais

    middleton has 19 already

  • golfhacker

    Ready needs to be quiet. “Did he even touch him?”

  • cdblue10

    NIce Marvin

  • That’s very questionable.

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin would not have fouled.

  • Whitman Lam

    Middleton loves scoring on Lamb.

  • That drive by Marvin off Batum’s pass was huge. Finished with 1 handed shot close to the rim.

    Good. No hero-ball

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff went for offense over defense. Hope he holds that idea for every game. I bet lin wins the defense battle as well

  • Lefon Jang

    The bench was the reason for the come back. That’s why LIn is +9, Kemba +0

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! What kind of defense was it????!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb defense

  • What? Wide-open dunk?

  • cdblue10

    Hide Zeller on this time out Flipp

  • Was that Marvin’s man?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great job Cliff!

  • oh man..

  • Alain Gervais

    wow Lamb

  • 808JL7

    Batum I think.

  • Lin in with 18 seconds for Zeller

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb TOV

  • Alain Gervais

    Why they keep talking about over time? aren’t we up by 1

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Great job Batum & Lamb!!!!

  • Yikes.. Lamb is BAAAAAAA..D!

  • cdblue10

    That’s your player year of the monkey,he caused 6 positions for Hornets

  • golfhacker

    Middleton to win the game if Jeremy not in the game.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Man, Lamb shouldn’t be in the late-game situation.

    He’ll be a sacrificial Lamb if the Hornets lost

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats a bad shot. Bucks play good defense but take bad shots

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb played because of height

  • Lefon Jang

    Defense Offense switch

  • Alain Gervais

    Overtime???

  • Whitman Lam

    Lamb turnover. Why is Cliff not putting in Lin in the clutch ?

  • Alain Gervais

    Hornets win.

  • cdblue10

    NIce Win

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Hornets win!!

  • Alain Gervais

    Bucks Look like a team from the 90s. There style is too archaic

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Lamb played well in 4th quarter .. Game ball goes to him

  • cdblue10

    LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    H*** no

  • So Middleton didn’t bring it tonight.
    Missed last 2 shots

    Good Hornets win!
    2 games above 0.500

  • Whitman Lam

    Lamb almost cost the Hornets the game.

  • YearoftheMonkey

    Next game is in New York! You know what that means

  • heart

    He almost costs the game!

  • Lamb played well in Q4 … for the Bucks 😛

  • cdblue10

    I loved the win,race to the playoff is on!!!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because you’re a ……………………………………………..

  • MomentousPetey

    opinion taken…

  • no baiting, please

  • xeroid

    Lucky Hornets won, but Lin’s defense did the job, he defended Middleton well, when Lin came out, Middleton exploded and almost got the Bucks back.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Good for the Hornets. You got away with coach’s politic over winning first.

  • BobbyH

    Whenever Lin shoots bad in a game, he will show up.

  • aras

    Lin might actually go back to the Rockets as well..and you know what? im fiiiiine with that. screw their fan forum Lin will at least be utilised there as an offensive player more than this team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin hit his last 2. If he played it wouldn’t come to that point. Lin’s D saved the day but Cliff is a snake.

  • MEL LIN

    turn over haha

  • cdblue10

    Pathetic trolling!!!!!LOL

  • Whitman Lam

    Remember that Sacramento game when Kemba missed a FT that would have won the game instead of sending it to OT ?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If you do the baiting one more time, you will be banned!!!

  • I’m taking notes

    Even Coach Clifford has more faith but putting Lin in with 18 seconds.
    He knew Lin can deliver with FTs despite being cold.

    That’s more faith than some ‘Lin fans’ have

  • MEL LIN

    waiting for next season

  • MEL LIN

    cliff was looking at the bench hahaha when middleton was scoring

  • Whitman Lam

    Next game is at Brooklyn Nets.

  • I am The Jason

    The stats shows Lin had a cold shooting night. Did the Hornets 40 minute man play team ball?

  • leeda harun

    I am glad hornets won.

  • MEL LIN

    i know. Off night for lin that’s ok….next time

  • cdblue10

    That’s what I felt too,but most fans only remembers your best game during the playoff so I’m down with the win.

  • xeroid

    Hey, Lin got cold with 1 week off, he’ll warmup next game, but his defense was superb, beside the 4 steals he cause a few other TOs also.

  • Briiick

    Heat seem to have lost patience on their starting PG, according to local news. They show their interest in Grizzlies’ PG.

  • golfhacker

    Dragic?

  • cdblue10

    too expensive for 6 points/gm

  • rookie75094

    That is a tragedy of a man name tragic. ..hahaha

  • Whitman Lam

    It’s going to be hard to move his 23 million per year contract. Some NBA GM’s are just not smart.

  • Whitman Lam

    Gotta appreciate the defensive side of the game.

  • Steppen03

    Cheer up =) Our boy is doing just fine. Just hang in there. It’s been a better season so far… Far away from toxic Lakers & Rox.

  • leeda harun

    Rockets will take Dragic

  • cdblue10

    He’s good in hyping himself though during his contract year and I tipped my hat to his agent too!!!

  • cdblue10

    Trade w/ TJONES and BREWER,Rockets will like that….LOL

  • BobbyH

    Oh, NOOOOOO …., says Dragic. I already have first-hand experience with A ball-hog. Don’t give me A+ ball-hog. That will kill my career.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • heart

    Actually, Zeller was the key to tonight’s win. He ran the floor and scored inside. Lin stopped Bucks run w/his defense and got Hornets back into the game.
    NB: 35:51min, 3/11, 7pts, 1/5 3PM-A, 4 TOs, 2 Ast.
    KW: 40:16min, 8/16, 25pts, 4/9 3PM-A, 3TOs, 4 Ast

  • MEL LIN

    good observation Zeller was good.

  • leeda harun

    A good defense by lin

  • Whitman Lam

    GS Warriors down 50 – 35 at Portland ….. Can this be the End of the Streak ??

  • xeroid

    I counted at least 6, besides the 4 steals, 1 travel, 1 throw away., when Lin was defending.

  • grover chang

    i know, another example of how Lin finds a way to win even if he could not score. Not all players could do that.

  • leeda harun

    After asg? Need time to get back in the game

  • sws94

    Shots weren’t there. If Lin played with Zeller more he might have a good chemistry with him. No PnR with Hansbrough in tonight’s game was a waste. Lin was part of the run that brought the team back from 10. His defensive activity was strong and disruptive. Not his day scoring-wise, but still, for an off-scoring game, he did some good things tonight.

    Good news is usually after a tough shooting night he shoots well the next night. So, hopefully in Brooklyn he gets it going on Sunday.

    As far as the game, great going by Zeller, Jefferson looked rusty but ok in a few plays, Lin and Jefferson may do some give and go’s if they play together, Lamb didn’t perform well down the stretch but I thought the 3 point foul call was bogus. Batum’s TOs are going to cost the team in a big game. He’s really TO prone on passes.

  • Hope

    Lin’s D was great all game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Even better!

  • sws94

    Didn’t realize Nic played so poorly.

  • grover chang

    Lin is like a supercomputer. He learns from past experiences and errors, readjust and beats his opponent. Last meeting Middleton scored on Lin, this time he was ready. I would be fearful of any team that has to play a 7 game series against Lin, even GSW. Lin will learn what works and what does not and dissect a team in a 7 game series.

  • LinMad

    Didn’t like his shooting today but his defense was there and it’s what the team needed to edge the Bucks.

  • yellowshadow

    lots of heat fans complain dragic plays scared… wade has said publicly that he wants dragic to play mean

  • yellowshadow

    portland is surprising a lot of folks!

  • Briiick

    If Dragic plays mean, Wade will share with him his own shots LOL. They want him to play D, period.

  • yellowshadow

    batum seems to be like lin in that he is a rhythm player… hopefully lin gets back in groove soon

  • TTNN

    that Lamb 3pt foul is correct call, Lamb hit the shooter’s arm. Pretty clear in replay.

  • Ben Johnson

    He would have done exactly that to the blazers if not for mcfails stupidity

  • KHuang

    There is no such thing as a NBA player who is not a rhythm player.

  • Linzen

    From the comments, it looks like you guys are a lot cooler then me. I was furious when they took him out after the 4th Q run and the excellent defence. 😡

  • KHuang

    Even Lin can be a liability when he’s bricking open shots.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOWOWOWOW! This is epic! Good to not care about defense…..
    https://twitter.com/DunlapSports/status/700894727323824128

  • Linzen

    But he played great defence… and he didn’t shoot much anyway… sigh

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Beg to differ

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No point to fuel over Cliff and Hornets anymore. I’m taking myself out of this season. Can’t wait for the end of season and see where JLin will end up next season.

  • heart

    I was not happy. Lin’s Defense helped Hornets stop the Bucks run and momentum. Bucks had to play catch up after that. Cliff then took Lin off the floor after that and returned KW. Basically, Lin was used to do their dirty work for their starters to save energy for offense! SMH!

  • yellowshadow

    i screamed internally… one of those really high pitch squeaky one.

  • Linzen

    Exactly! It’s like okay you’ve done your job and saved the game, go sit down now, Jeremy.
    Let the chosen ones shine.

  • Linzen

    hahahahahahahahahaha… hahaha

  • yellowshadow

    some more so than others

  • sport

    No just favoritism, Kemba gets to do what he wants.

  • yellowshadow

    wish they would’ve lost to top it off! but i guess that would be asking too much from the suns…

  • Briiick

    What I am trying say is that even with all the bless from the organization and coach, it is still a disaster for him to play beside a ball dominant guard who is the franchise player of the team. Lin has done much better in the past 3 seasons with a lot less support from organizations and much worse ballhogs.

  • @linspiredinca
    @Bucks announcers full of praise for @JLin7 throughout the game for his terrific defense against @Khris22m

    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/700897638464356353

  • no worries .. Lin can do the ‘Dougie’ quite well
    probably just a bit shy
    (refresh for pic)

  • This GIF is better with some footwork involved

  • zxcvb

    A lot of fluke-y results all around the league. Players are shaking off the rust, and Lin was no exception. When he plays backup SG, he’s going to be hot and cold like every other bench player in the league, so it’s no biggie.

    For better or worse, it doesn’t really matter how Lin does as backup SG game-to-game. He’s not going to get enough minutes and shots to shine, and his %s will even themselves out over time. He just has to stay healthy and wait for an opportunity due to injury or MDA.

  • Lefon Jang

    His shooting coach is the problem not his dancing coach.

  • DX

    Was there a website problem? since no post about one and half hours after the game.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lol … what’s that !!!

  • blubell
  • Barry Allen

    Sorry, I have no idea what that means.

  • blubell

    Highlights from Jun

  • Barry Allen
  • your son’s voltaire

    the dougie. he is a dancing machine

  • yes, it’s this type of game that hopefully solidify JLin’s belief that he needs to find a ball-handling PG role next season.
    He’s a great PG but as an SG, he can be a hit-and-miss since his shooting will be affected when he doesn’t handle the ball.

    It reminds me of the Knicks vs 76ers game in March 2012.
    Jeremy started with 1-11 shooting but he turned it on in the 4th quarter scoring 3-4 in one spurt then closed with 8 straight FTs to close out the game. Knicks won 82-79.
    Lin finished with 18pts/4ast/5reb with 4-17 shooting and highest +8 while Amare finished with 21pts/9rebs

    I really hope JLin will be reunited with MDA to achieve his highest potential.
    Yes, he can be good with good coaches but if he can be the next player closest to Steve Nash, he should take that opportunity.

    It’s sad to see that his court vision is not being utilized during his peak age.
    https://youtu.be/U7ICoHolZIk?t=3m47s

  • lol …maybe his dancing coach should be his shooting coach then 🙂

  • Nice JLin jumping-for-joy GIF after Marvin made his 3
    That’s why his teammates love him. He genuinely cheers

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

    Marvin was also clutch in his drive to fake-and-float.
    This was a good play where Batum passed to Marvin to make a play. No hero-ball to derail the win.
    http://i.imgur.com/5QfpPze.gif

  • Footloose Dougie dance! lol

  • leeda harun

    A happy big kid. So his ankle is fine

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • leeda harun

    True.
    hoping and praying it will come true.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • PPP

    Did not watch the game and reluctant to watch the highlights after looking at the stats: 1 for 8 for 4 pts, 2 assists and 3 turn overs.

    But i cant resist and wow, amazing defensive efforts with 4 steals and great defense on middleton. I am impressed.

    Lets go lin…..

  • blubell
  • Phillycheese

    All I know is that even though he scored 4 points he affected the game as much as any other player that played over 20 min this game. Couldn’t buy a basket but he sure disrupted the other team’s sets.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    True. Otherwise he wouldn’t be called back in the final quarter.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Haha..owe it to humanity? Ido gonna nominate JLin for the Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to humanity…interesting.

  • Phillycheese

    Hornets scored 14 more points off turnovers than Bucks. That basically won them the game. Lin had 4 steals all by himself.

  • Phillycheese

    Joe Johnson wants an extension with the Nets. Shows his true priorities … that is to get paid. The heck with winning.

  • adele

    He is there for the defense and not for his offense. Meaning, forget about your stats. This team is low-balling him. Please Jlin be smart enough next season. They are taking advantage of your goodness. 🙏

  • adele

    Me too. To be honest, I don’t want them to win. They don’t treat Lin well. Lin bails them out most of the time. Their actions are different from their words.

  • yellowshadow

    i hope no one says “jlin cant defend’ ever again, tired of this narrative houston rockets stuffed in our throat so they could start pbev. now they’re desperately trying to get rid of him, lol.

  • yellowshadow

    brooklyn needs to ditch joe johnson and start rebuilding :<

  • yellowshadow

    marvin does this for lin too 😀

    marvin has been money all year this year

  • Whitman Lam

    Kudos to Cody Zeller for screening out his man from the play. Otherwise that shot would be contested.

  • Maknusia

    @psalm234 could you check the server…something is not right

  • Maknusia

    @psalm234:disqus ….the last shown message under the newest is showing 11 hours ago

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops I didn’t have the problem until I refreshed this. Oh no. You gave me the headache now:-)

  • your son’s voltaire

    side effects of deleting posts on disqus. seen it many times on other sites 🙂

  • Whitman Lam

    Lakers reinforced it with “Head of the Snake” Ronnie Price being “tougher” somehow.

  • David Kim

    If Lin can not reunion with MDA next year, nets will be good choice for Lin.

    Sm= Sean Mark

    Laura Albanese, Newsday: Prokhorov had mentioned that one of the biggest issues that he wanted to deal with between management was establishing a cohesive identity. One of the things he mentioned was whether to build around younger players or bring in star talent right away. I was just wondering what your philosophy is on this matter

    SM: I think you look for players that are gonna fit within your culture. You can bring in a star player, but if he doesn’t fit with the vision with where you’re going, that can derail a system as well. So whoever we bring in here, they’re gonna play team basketball, they’re gonna be competitive on the floor, the coach is gonna have a defensive mindset and a system that gets them playing well and accustomed to where I’ve come from. I can’t tell if you if it’s gonna be a star player. I can’t tell you if it’s gonna be a young player. There’s certainly gonna be some vets. Every team needs leadership. Whether that comes in the way of a star player or whether that comes in the form of a guy who’s 12th, 13th, 14th man on the bench. We’ll have to wait and see how the roster pans out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Prokhorov had got so many star players to bury his team for years. He hasn’t learned yet.

  • I think Disqus went on auto-mode to put posts in pending/spam?
    I tried to clean up some.
    Might be good to start a new thread soon
    It looks better now after refresh
    Thanks!

  • cdblue10

    The only players that worth keeping on this team are Lopez and Young

  • David Kim

    I think new GM will make good culture for the team if he is allowed to.

  • A side-story of how the Kings organization suffered under Vivek’s fear-based ownership, as told by Mike Malone who got fired before Karl was hired. During the ASB break, they just fired Karl’s top assistant for spite since they can’t lose $10M capital to fire Karl now (they’ll wait until end of season)

    Good to know the Kings is another organization to avoid until they fix this dysfunction.
    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/701069910311473156

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Start with Cousins, he’s the team cancer.

  • Vivek loves Cousins so the coach will go like many NBA teams will sadly do to cater to diva players

  • Sueki

    they needed Lamb for scoring…….. though they were disappointed at last

  • yellowshadow

    exactly what i was thinking. hope sean brings the spur mentality to this organization that needs a rebirth – AKA sign jlin!!

  • yellowshadow

    anyone got a link to the video where cliff says that? i wont believe it until i see it, lol.

  • Sueki

    but we have to admit Lin’s shots were falling last night. That’s why Cliff preferred Lamb for scoring

  • Sueki

    weren’t

  • yellowshadow

    owners need to let GMs be GMs and coaches be coaches! no organization works under the microscope/micromanagement of owners ie. NEW YORK KNICKS!

    what a shame for kings, who used to be so great with players like webb, bibby, j.will (aka white choco)

  • sport

    I wonder if a coach like Erik Spoelstra will be able to appreciate Lin. Heat is a great organization who doesn’t let their star players have their way Ex: Lebron. With Bosh going done and Wade not returning it would be a nice destination. But too bad Dragic is there.

  • sws94

    Prokhorov is absolutely horrible. Lin should avoid the Nets and Knicks, NY, for years to come.

  • David Kim

    I think billy King was more problem than the owner.

  • heart

    I was thinking the same thing. I searched but haven’t found it. Like you, I’m skeptical of what’s coming out of Cliff’s mouth now.

  • heart

    Noticed that whenever Lin had good games w/ higher scores than Hornets’ core starters, specifically KW, we hardly hear any mentions or praises for Lin. So to me, whenever Cliff says anything good (which is rarely) about Lin in post-games, especially in games that Lin was not allow to finish nor have good stats, then it’s just meaningless. Bc what’s Cliff said is intended to be buried and forgotten. You don’t hear Hornets media make any mentions or repeat it again. Anyone feel the same?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I suspected that he was praising Jeremy Lamb.

  • Sophie Paris

    Will Courtney Lee play tomorrow?
    I fell asleep in 1st quarter yesterday night… coz Lin didn’t came out. Lol. Seems like Lin will not get more minutes than ~25.

  • Briiick

    Cliff is a below average coach in NBA with no offense system. Don’t need to waste time interpreting his political talk.

  • heart

    Haven’t found the video that someone mentioned he praised Lin for last night’s defense. Lin or Lamb sounds very much alike. So I’m skeptical.

  • sws94

    Wade doesn’t need a great PG. Never has. Wade runs the show in Miami and PGs are likely not to play to their capabilities there.

  • cdblue10

    There are a lot of good players come free agency and a lot of things they can tweak if they want to be competitive..Howard and Lin is one of those that a must do list for them next season if they intended to contend or else 76’ers will do this in a heartbeat.

  • Alain Gervais

    likely

  • webattorney

    i have been saying for long time. Lin is nothing special as a SG. He doesn’t have the SG mentality. I rather see him play as a backup TRUE PG leading the bench for 15 minutes than as a SG/sometimes PG for 25 minutes.

  • Rick Johnson
  • KHuang

    Can’t win with Cousins.

    He’s too selfish and has too many attitude problems.

  • KHuang

    No, Prokhorov is the problem.

    He thought he could buy his way into a championship.

    Prokohorov went for media hyped names instead of actual performers. Now the Nets are paying for that.

  • KHuang

    He won’t.

    You need a TIM DUNCAN to have a Spurs franchise.

    Even the Spurs won’t be as good once Duncan leaves.

  • KHuang

    Thankfully the Charlotte Hornets don’t have the “anybody but Lin” mentality on defense.

  • BobbyH

    Didn’t watch the whole game. Just highlights.

    Bucks announcers praised Lin more than once. Am I dreaming? And from a short highlight, I can tell the impact and intensity Lin brought to the game. That’s what leadership about. And man, it is a crime asking 6-3 to guard 6-8. But Lin doing pretty good.

  • your son’s voltaire

    if clifford meant to praise Lin, he’d say “Jeremy”, and if he meant to praise Lamb, he’d say “Lamb” 😀

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Put back in the context

    1. Rick Bonnell ‏@rick_bonnell 2h2 hours ago

    The scouting report on Gutierrez: Good defender, competent playmaker, poor shooter.

    2. @JoshuaSlater4: Sounds like Jeremy Lin

    3. @rick_bonnell: Gutierrez has nothing approaching Lin’s scoring ability.

  • Lefon Jang

    The announcers said Jeremy Lin is a tough guy to post up…

  • KHuang

    Yes, it indeed is a crime for any player to be guarded by the NBA’s BEST DEFENSIVE GUARD in Lin!

    The mismatch was in Lin’s favor, not Middleton’s!

  • KHuang

    Khris Middleton got away with posting up Lin last game when Lin’s ankle was all swollen up.

    NOT THIS GAME.

  • BobbyH

    LOL

  • KHuang

    Nobody in the NBA just “goes off” against Lin without a major fight from Lin or without referee hate help.

  • sws94

    And he always will. Lin should stay away. And still I so dislike the NY media too. Hope wherever Lin goes, the media/environment isn’t as toxic as a place like NY towards Asians.

    On my way out but just want to add there was a lot of “if he were Black” and “overrated” crap coming out from the NY media in 2012. And when he left, “overpriced”. Not big on the NY environment and I’m right here in it.

  • KHuang

    My scouting report on Lin:

    GREAT defender (best defensive guard in the entire NBA and the best I’ve ever seen), GREAT playmaker, “passable” shooter (GREAT when shooting off balance or contested, HORRIBLE when shooting uncontested wide open jumpers).

  • yellowshadow

    not just tim duncan! GREG POPOVICH

    and R.C. BUFORD, PETER HOLT

    no great organization can accredit ONE PERSON to be GREAT!!!!!!

    starts from TOP DOWN!

  • blubell
  • DaBoss

    Not sure if anyone posted this but there’s a free trial offer for NBA League Pass today and tomorrow only. ICYI you can sign up and watch past games on demand as well.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson
  • Sundown

    thnx

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Some people who had worked with Pop are using his system and coaching technique to win for other NBA teams, such as GSW, Hawks, which is a solid evidence that Pop’s coaching is a level above every other coach and is transferable.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed.

  • TTNN

    This highlight, starting 4:20, could anyone tell me whom Batum is guarding? He was playing like a one man zone defense there. …..

  • heart

    IIRC, Lin was on Middleton’s tail the whole time. The only time he was open was when Lin went to help the Bigs w/rebound and the rock was passed out to him in corner 3. NB & Lamb got scored on by Middleton. And Cliff also played NB & KW at point w/ Lin the whole game in 2nd Unit. Lin played 95% as SG/SF/PF in my estimation. The 4pts he attained was when he got hold of the rock to make his own basket– 1) got fouled for loose ball- 2FTs; 2) drove to basket for lay up on fast break- 2pts.

  • LinMad

    He held Middleton down. Middleton had trouble and missed a lot. When Lamb was on him, Middleton got hot.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • LinMad

    Cliff wanted to go tall yesterday but his tall unit had mediocre defense. I think Middleton was scoring with ease when Lin was out but when Lin was in, Middleton had trouble.

  • Yascar

    I’m not good enough in basketball to know whether Cliff is as bad as you say, but I agree with your sentiment. With all the hate for Cliff in here, why the need to interpret everything he says or doesn’t say? Not gonna change anything in relation to Lin.

  • Yascar

    There isn’t a video as far as I can see but for what it’s worth, the article in which it was quoted from was not written by a Charlotte reporter. It was from a game recap from the Bucks side.

    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/701000839859601408

  • heart

    Cliff wanted to go “tall” or “big” except for KW, of course.

  • Yascar

    Nets finally bought out Bargnani, fwiw. Joe Johnson also appears to be in the process too.

    https://twitter.com/andreabargnani/status/701175608106217473

  • GoJLin!

    What a wonderful Linspirited gift! Best wishes to Andrew wherever you are!

  • Yascar

    Good gracious. Jeremy doesn’t owe anything to anybody except his audience of One. Ido should stop being so melodramatic. It’s Jeremy’s life.

  • Yascar
  • yellowshadow

    damn, sean mark already hard at work.

  • yellowshadow

    we gotta support chris, one of the very few, well informed journalists who speak on behalf of jeremy’s fans against misguided haters who have agenda against lin!

  • yellowshadow

    frank needs to work on his shot than poke fun at ROTY runner up >:

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • sport

    Bargnani was pretty good off the bench for Spurs. Why would the Nets waive him?

  • zxcvb

    Lin should strongly consider Brooklyn if they show interest, even if the coach isn’t MDA. As long as its someone who loves teamball (Ettore Messina?).

    I believe Hornets, Memphis and Clips were the teams that offered Lin a contract last summer. Jeremy’s dad said 8-9 teams contacted him overall.

  • grover chang

    They still make Lin 17 NY?

  • grover chang

    “JEREMY, this is your corner! Now for everyone else” – Clifford

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lamb played most with Lin from the bench so he enjoyed coming second.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy Lin has some talented fans. Alex Kim is a freelance fashion illustrator who lives in Indianapolis. She has been featured in Vanity Fair. See : http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2015/09/fashion-illustrators-instagram-paperfashion-meagan-morrison-alex-kim . Here are a few of her “fan” sketches. Click to enlarge the image.
    __________

  • TTNN

    Two different players

  • yellowshadow

    barg was a draft bust that new york knicks traded away :b

  • sws94

    What was he in the game he scored 35 against Toronto? I see it as on-ball, off-ball or primary vs. secondary or tertiary facilitator. What comes to mind is, a good SG moves off of the ball more or is a one-on-one player. Lin as a good off-ball player plays like Lin but doesn’t initiate the offense. Games where he does that, he’s effective from any position.

  • your son’s voltaire

    lol. i wouldn’t be surprise. he’s looking at Lin while pointing to the corner!

    “oh, and you won’t be needing that ball”

  • bolero
  • james brown

    its a default for cliff!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Acbc

    Lmao

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • grover chang

    Thanks Jlin Fan from Australia for the pics. Lin must be in a different mood. No hover hands in any pictures. What was he drinking tonight?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL JLin is getting used to be recognized by fans now. Seem like no matter how he tried to disguise himself from being recognized but was still caught by his fans. He learns to embrace his celebrity status more each day he is in NBA:-)

  • Whitman Lam

    People used to call Lin an overpaid player. There are so many players in the league that are compleyely useless to their teams, who want to buy them out. Essentially paying the player TO GO PLAY SOMEWHERE ELSE.

  • Whitman Lam

    Chicago Bulls tried to sign him, but to a 3 year deal.

  • Whitman Lam

    Should Hornets sign Steve Novak to a temporary 10 day contract?

  • The funny thing was Lin’s stint as an SG in the Rockets year was more successful than now (probably due to his shooting form change) but nothing to the impact to the game with Lin’s court-vision being on full display finding the best teammate to exploit the defense.

    The problem in the Hornets is if Lin is allowed to be backup TRUE PG, he’s going to take Kemba’s job since it’s clear that he will find the hot hands better than Kemba can (himself)

    And it hurts Hornets plan to make Batum happy as the playmaker even when his playmaking is not as good as Lin.

    Politics & low salary will cost the Hornets of true Linsanity.

  • Rick Johnson

    No hover hand. Must feel comfortable in New York.

    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/701280804006006784?s=09

  • I found this fan interchange with JLin is quite hilarious since he wasn’t sure if it was him LOL

    Me: “Hey, you look a lot like Jeremy Lin …”
    Stranger: “yeah.. I get that a lot …”
    Me: “So .. uhm .. are you him?”
    Jeremy: *sigh” “yeah, do you want a picture?”

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/701292544345272320

  • new BKN game thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g55-cha-bkn-game-thread/

    In the 1st game back after the All-Star break, Jeremy Lin did not have a good shooting night vs the Bucks but managed to contribute with superb defense on 6’8” Khris Middleton (4 steals for the night). It’s a night when he didn’t have his shooting rhythm and it didn’t help he played SG next to Kemba as PG so he didn’t handle the ball much to get him get a good rhythm. But the Hornets managed to pull an important road win in the 1st out of 5 road games.

    1.Will JLin play PG with Courtney Lee is expected to play? Or will Coach Clifford assign JLin to be the PG to get him in rhythm?

    2.Will JLin find his shooting form that he tried to practice during the ASB break?

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he gets comfortable playing in NY and have a great bounce-back game as always

  • Brewkowski

    Got his brother into the nba for the one season. lol…