G64 DET @ CHA Game Thread

As the Hornets enjoyed a 5-game winning streak, Jeremy Lin found ways to contribute with his scoring (12pts/2r) despite limited min, his shooting struggle and having non-calls from the referees. He also managed to keep an impressive 22 straight FT and 28/29 FT in the last 6 games.

  • Pistons might be a tough opponent as they have beaten the Raptors and Cavaliers recently although they can be inconsistent as they lost to the Knicks. The Pistons is ranked 2nd in 3PT defense holding opponents to 21% so they can challenge the Hornets 3PT shooting
  • The recent trend shows  that only if Kemba, Batum or Courtney Lee struggles that JLin would get more PT.
  • With Lee having his best game (16pts 4/5 3FGM) as a Hornets and receiving Clifford’s praise, he might be given more min if he can contribute with defense and more catch-and-shoot 3s. He has been given extended playing time after the trade despite not scoring much as Lin’s and Lamb’s minutes were reduced.
  • Let’s hope JLin will overcome any nagging shoulder/ankle injuries and break through his shooting slump to score 11+ppg in his limited 20 min. If the game is close in the end, the Hornets will need his ability to draw FTs and score.

Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he figures out a way to bounce back strong  in his limited minutes to contribute with his shooting & scoring.


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  • congrats… first ever?

  • Lots of Lin fans found his bobble-heads
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/708114838958936064

  • your son’s voltaire

    yup. it’s a sign that good things are coming! let’s go JLin!

  • your son’s voltaire

    sweet i want one

  • your son’s voltaire
  • Let’s gooooo Linsanity!…

  • people try to cash in .. $75 wow

  • If the playoff starts today, it’s Hornets vs Celtics.
    I kinda want to see this one 😀

    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/708055851706220544

  • JoeTeam

    good market for the old teams … lol.

  • edmundlim

    they are now 5th seed as Hawks loss today

  • Rick Johnson
  • edmundlim

    hopefully they overtake heat to grab the 4th seed and homecourt

  • Rick Johnson

    I wish Utah was better so they’d knock HOU out of the playoffs. HOU would be only #10 place and out of the playoffs if they were in the Eastern Conference.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes that’s best chance of getting to the second round. Long playoff exposure may help Lin for FA.

  • JoeTeam

    and this is the best JLin may enter the playoffs, right?

  • A Hornets fan shared what Isiah Thomas said about Lin’s importance as a playmaker.
    It’s great that Isiah as a Hall-of-Famer can recognize JLin’s playmaking ability.

    Isiah Thomas had some nice things to say about Lin as NBA TV covered the end of the Pelicans game. He made it a point to say that Lin may not start for the team or get big minutes but he is very important to this team as a playmaker. Isiah is not my favorite person but I thought it was cool of him to give the Hornets props and single out the importance of Lin and his role and wanted to pass it along.

  • Rick Johnson

    Best in what way? He’s a better all around player now but his shot has been off and he’s backup to Kemba and Cliff has been misusing him. The first year with Houston he was a starter but playing next to ball hog Harden. Second year at HOU he was also a bench player but was clutch in the playoffs.

  • Yascar

    Good read about Jeremy’s shooting.
    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/708131223621599232

  • JoeTeam

    i meant seed position so far.

  • JoeTeam

    v nice read! thx

  • grover chang

    Unless hornets play the pacers, I don’t feel confident they could advance to the second round. They definitely lose in the second round.

  • Phillycheese

    No, Atlanta lost, so Hornets would face Miami in first round.

  • blubell
  • Hornets actually would have better chance vs the Heat than the Celtics.
    The Heat’s trapping D is also worse for JLin.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s true Heat is more easy to beat than Celtics. Also agree – The Heat’s trapping D is also worse for JLin. If so hope Hornets can move to #4. LOL!

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin has the most success against the Raptors I think.

  • sport

    Better than Houston Rockets one with face shape and features completely off. At least they got the face shape and features closer.

  • sport

    But his shooting needs to be there as well.

  • Rick Johnson

    I think the Hornets shooting coach is a 1-2 step coach and Scheppler is hop. Maybe maybe doing a mixture of both is messing up his footwork cited in that article.

  • Rick Johnson

    In 2014 the Rockets were #4 seed playing Portland who were #5.

  • GameWatcher

    Its more the shot blocker in Whiteside that Lin is having the problem wtih. CHA does not space the floor properly and many shots get blocked.

  • rookie75094

    Let’s go Jlin! !! Spank the Detroit flat Tires!!

  • Chipdip

    Go Lin Go!

  • Brent Yen

    Hairsanity!

  • Literally LOL

    @linfinity88
    Good morning from @JLin7. Your messy hair looks incredible. It’s so🆒 Lol

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/708307426131320833

  • cdblue10

    Let’s get a good start today!!!!Lin for the Win!!!!!!

  • JoeTeam

    thanks!

  • Solo

    Jeremy needs our prayers……….

    Item #4 from his prayer request :-

    4. Please pray for me as recently I have been frustrated with my jump shot and overall performance. The new shooting form has been one of the most frustrating things of my career. I know it will pay off in the long run but going through the adjustment process has been harder than I anticipated, so prayer for the right mindset, great muscle memory and a pure heart that shoots/plays solely for God’s approval would be greatly appreciated!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Starting tonight Lin, keep shooting.

  • PPP

    Lin bubble head. Hes so lovely….

    Check out @ashstro’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ashstro/status/708396940837441537?s=09

  • JoeTeam

    ok, from Lin’s keyboard to my brain – JLin is officially working and struggling with his jump shot.

    Also, that reddit post linked yesterday by a Yascar here was a great analysis on his jump shot.

    For future, informed discussion lol. Some people attacking his shooting coach, his choices. Crazy, when the player is doing his best to do something good for the long run. It’s like attacking someone for being on a diet and having a beer or ice-cream once in awhile.

  • Acbc

    Okay Brent, I haven’t voted for awhile so you better be right. No pressure! Lol

  • JoeTeam

    high 5 you gracing us with your time bro!

  • dave lam

    Let’s have some Linsanity tonight.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …starting tonight.

  • Acbc

    The major difference in what Lin is trying to do from what he used to do is to change from what I call a platform stroke to a one piece stroke. In the past he’d use his big muscle in his quads to deep load and jump as high as possible in order to set a platform for his arm to throw the ball from a extended arm position that often went behind his head. This motion took way too much time to get the shot off and shooting 3 doesn’t require maximum height as much as efficient and quick release.

    The hop is only part of the solution and a first step to train his body to use the speed muscle in his ankles to create lift as much as possible. It’s that speed muscle that gets the quickness of lift to get the shot off fast. The second component is that the one piece stroke uses the full body in sequence to propel the ball up and into the release point that is much lower than Lin’s old form. It’s this lower release that also adds to the quick release. The advantage of the one piece is that it alplignes his elbow much closer to an ideal linear single vertical plane that reduces the dispersion of his throw. The last advantage I see is that the power of the throw is created much more by the body and a mechanical chain that minimizes the wrists from having to produce thrust. This loosens the muscles in the hand and maximizes the feel of the fingers to feel for the arc needed to get the ball into a good rotation towards the hoop. Tightness in the arm and forearm will naturally occur when it is required to contract and expand to produce force. Separating the tasks of having to produce trust with the hands will make the shot that much more repeatable.

    The hop and 2 step both has its place in the production of a shot in the flow of the shot. You’ll see sometimes a layup with a hop step, but very rarely becuase it’s inefficient to maximize distance travelled. Both footwork has its place and Stef Curry will do both as needed. IMO, What Lin is trying to do is to train his ankles to provide more quick lift by using the hop as a key though to break an old habit.

  • Man, even off-court JLin’s face still got hit =)

  • adele

    Hope so. But with Clifford? You think?

  • NONONO

    4/1 early?

  • pandaboy99

    did he write this awhile ago?

  • Pete Guelli is hoping for JLin’s breakout game tonight

    @PeteGuelli
    .@JLin7 getting some shots up on the practice court pre-game. Feeling like he breaks out tonight! #DETatCHA

    https://twitter.com/PeteGuelli/status/708428381466058752

  • NONONO

    I do not think Lin’s shooting skill has much problem if you check his stats as starter – fg% and 3p% were on the top 20 (all NBA starting guards) and better than Kemba. I believe it is the way Clifford has treated him (very inconsistent roles and minutes) has big impact on him.

  • NONONO

    Top 20

  • LinMad

    he broke at last game in the 4th but it ended when Cliff benched him.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s why no way to play JLin in fantasy or bet on his team, because the icing is happening at illogical times.

  • LinMad

    Lin could have ended with at least 16 points yesterday if he stayed in the rest of the game. It does seem like Lin is being used sparingly only when Cliff wants to bring the game back. it sucks for Lin fans.

  • I think Pete might’ve seen JLin draining many shots on the practice court so he thought JLin’s shooting will break out tonight.

  • LinMad

    i hope he doesn’t fatigue himself

  • FYI
    JLin scored 13pts/3asts/4rebs/2stls in 26 min on 12/7 DET road game with a 104-84 Win
    5-10 FGM, 1-3 3FM, 2-4 FTM

    Hope it won’t be a blowout since he won’t get a lot of min

  • he probably won’t get fatigued in his 20min PT =)

    But yeah, that’s the hard part coming off the bench.
    He can be hot in practice before game but then he had to sit to cool down

  • grover chang

    But he shot well in practice last time too. 🙁

  • sws94

    well, Patrick Ewing said Lin had an outstanding game off the bench the last game in his pre-game comments. He said the team needs more than Kemba and Nic, they need guys off the bench. Truth is, starters usually just match or are a bit below the opponent’s starters most games where the bench, or more like a few guys from the bench along with a few starters, usually way outplays the other team’s bench.

  • Solo

    This is fresh from this morning……his prayer request #16

    Here is item #5 :-

    5. Please pray for the world. Recent events, whether it’s natural disasters, terrorist attacks, racial tensions, the U.S. presidential campaign and many other world issues, have shown me more and more how this world is still so broken. Hopefully we can pray that even amidst our world’s brokenness, God’s name and glory will be revealed!

  • Dan Ang

    Someone send this to @NBAOfficial

  • heart

    Agree. I re-watched his preseason games and he shot very confidently and successfully with the new form. During such time, Cliff allowed him to play PG w/consistent minutes/role. However, since Day 1 of regular season, Cliff had been jerking Lin’s minutes/role constantly. On top of that he had to play w/injury which did not help w/muscle memory and can affect his confidence in his shot.

  • Yascar

    Off topic but I just realized Ewing is Associate Head Coach, same title as D’Antoni with the Sixers.

  • LinMad

    When Lin is in with Kemba, Kemba scores more. I don’t know if it’s because Lin makes it easier for KW to score or because he waits until Lin is in.

  • LinMad

    my feed is lagging

  • DX

    Already started, Hornets is doing well at home court.

  • grover chang

    Hornets off to a good start. Lately a lot of players hitting three except for Lin. I hope Lin is listening to the hornet shooting coaches.

  • LinMad

    idk but ever since the Cavs game it looks like the bench has been marginalized a lot. Not just Lin but Cliff seems to be putting all of his chips into the starters. Lamb, Al, Frank, etc. are not getting as much opportunity as before.

  • LinMad

    they caught up already. The starter defense is not there.

  • DX

    Bad D for sure!

  • LinMad

    that last 3 was from Kemba’s guy

  • Alain Gervais

    marvin williams playing ridiculous

  • Alain Gervais

    no defense on both sides

  • LinMad

    I wonder if Al’s okay with being a bench player.

  • Alain Gervais

    He still gets the ball a lot

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • grover chang

    MW better not out score walker, or his next stop is the bench

  • heart

    NOTE: 1st Qtr- ball movement to bigs & every player has touches. KW passes and plays team ball. Watch the difference what KW does when Lin comes in to play w/him.

  • Alain Gervais

    333333

  • LinMad

    333333333

  • cdblue10

    Batum to Lin

  • LinMad

    so far Batum was facilitating so Lin got to shoot

  • cdblue10

    I think he heard you groves

  • KL

    Yes Lin missed one 3 but had the guts to shoot again and made it.

  • DX

    Yes, Lin will feel much more comfortable after hit 3.

  • LinMad

    Those 2 steals, 1 caused by Lin’s defense and the other Lin stole it

  • golfhacker

    Can someone watch the replay of Lin’s 3. Was that 1-2 form or hop?

  • cdblue10

    The 3 is not a clean shot it’s still in the process of refinement

  • Lefon Jang

    I like Lin’s aggressiveness

  • JoeTeam

    it sucks for Lin lol not funny though.

  • LinMad

    The lead will stretch even more now

  • zxcvb

    Lin said he’s frustrated with his jumper, but I’m not. He sets high goals for himself, but he’s not Curry or Redick, who can hit jumpers whenever. Most players, including most “star” PGs, are not that way either. Like 90% of players, Lin just needs regular touches, rhythm. Notice how he bricks the first 3, makes the 2nd. That’s how it works.

  • Lefon Jang

    No hop. Someone must have told him to stop the hop coz it’s borderline on travelling.

  • LinMad

    Lin just needs the practice, he’s not naturally gifted in that area but he is smart and can adapt/train himself

  • zxcvb

    He looks great in practice according to Doc. It’s in-game where he stops shooting well because he doesn’t get touches. In practice, you shoot over and over and over.

  • JoeTeam

    nobody is Curry, with 55footers being made … it’s a weird time. Kids all over will be doing circus shots and in 10 years, we will see magic bball.

  • golfhacker

    Thanks. I don’t really understand when people mention 1-2, but I guess hop is self-explanatory.

  • zxcvb

    Well, Novak has a rare gift too. He can sit for 20m and then nail a pair of 3s.

  • LinMad

    Our bigs can’t get the rebound

  • LinMad

    Lin not getting his touches right now but he’s doing other things right

  • LinMad

    KW is being scored on by everyone

  • cdblue10

    Kemba can score but it’s just cancelled out by his opponents

  • LinMad

    Ya KW can get 30 pts and end up with +4. Lin can get 12 pts and end up with +14

  • cdblue10

    He can just touch the ball at 3mins mark on the the 2nd q

  • your son’s voltaire

    kemba scores while Lin is on the court with him. coincidence? i think not!

  • heart

    KW got scored on several times. KW didn’t want to shoot that last seconds. He consciously saving his shooting %.

  • LinMad

    2nd qtr Lin will get to be PG? or will KW still be in the game?

  • zxcvb

    That was hilarious. Speaks volumes about him.

  • BobbyH

    That’s a selfish act for sure.

  • Lefon Jang

    So obvious!

  • LinMad

    Hornets want him to be player of the month in EC

  • your son’s voltaire

    when kemba goes out, batum comes in. sigh

  • cdblue10

    Kemba is the only player that plays a whole quarter

  • LinMad

    Batum is actually better now. He passes to Lin

  • LinMad

    who was Cliff yelling at? Lamb?

  • your son’s voltaire

    yeah. the only thing i have against him is clifford making him play SG. it’s so dumb

  • LinMad

    what is this Lamb and Al hot potato?

  • gandychan

    shot doesn’t look that good to be honest.

  • heart

    That’s why in previous game, we saw KW & NW passed to Lin last seconds to shoot even after they got rebound.

  • Alain Gervais

    Al gets the ball every time

  • zxcvb

    Kemba killed ball movement at the end of the 1Q. Now it’s Al killing movement.

  • LinMad

    Blake grabbed on Lin

  • KWC

    Both teams shooting like garbage.

  • your son’s voltaire

    good sign that Lin is looking to score. stay aggressive

  • zxcvb

    Obvious fouls not being called though.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin playing on the slower iso unit. Which is why his shooting is bad

  • JoeTeam

    Novak said at the steiner sports in interview during Linsanity that he used to do 500 shots every afternoon in high school.

  • Alain Gervais

    Cliff took the bench force one and blew it up

  • JoeTeam

    I saw that one.

  • cdblue10

    Can’t get a rhythm

  • zxcvb

    It’s all about boosting Kemba’s stats. And with the recent weak schedule, you can win anyway.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Another no call by ref. SMH

  • LinMad

    especially without the ball in his hands, it’s been Lamb/Al hot potato

  • Lefon Jang

    BF1 only missing Cody

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is now playing an unrecognizable role.

  • cdblue10

    Lamb OMG

  • heart

    Less ball movement and less touches for Lin. In this 2nd unit in this stretch, AJ is first option, then NB is 2nd. Lin brings up the ball and passes to NB.

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats exactly the offense. not only is he playing less but not the style he was promised

  • LinMad

    Lamb doing his own thing too. He got more touches than Lin and he’s not even PG

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lamb is playing so many idiotic plays.

  • Alain Gervais

    222222

  • cdblue10

    Just drive the lane

  • KWC

    Need to practice that jump shot until he “gets it”.

  • cdblue10

    That will come

  • KWC

    I hope Al will foul out.

  • zxcvb

    Lin wide-open from 8ft…no one passed to him.

  • zxcvb

    The Kemba Effect: because he shoots so much when he’s in, everyone ballhogs when he’s out.

  • LinMad

    everyone trying to get theirs with the limited touches left

  • aras

    hate al as a player on this team. dont work

  • adele

    Clifford’s game plan is very much predictable. And the marginalization continues.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. And that’s not how Lin plays. He succeeds with teamball like the Spurs, Hawks, Warriors.

  • Dorothy

    2222222222222

  • heart

    Lin tries to get rebound to get touches, but he even gets competition in that department.

  • Alain Gervais

    What ever unit he is on this is the result. He had the same effect on the starters

  • LinMad

    Hornets trying to promote Lin there…but he barely touches the ball. Hornets PR trying to please the Lin fans but it’s like saying one thing and doing the other.

  • aras

    yep black holes father

  • sws94

    Hope he comes back after this time-out, but probaby not. 5 points is not bad, but he needs more touches.

  • aras

    he scored?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb getting 5 shots shows you his priority

  • cdblue10

    He got 5 points even with few touches,it’s already a good game for him

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin is almost NEVER a pg leading the bench even KW is sitting. Cliff, wtheck?

  • zxcvb

    Batum is a terrible “long-distance” passer. Don’t think he’s completed a full-court or half-court pass this season. Always, always intercepted. It’s how half his TOs happen.

  • sws94

    Both ends. He’s horrible on the defensive end. He’s only good running PnR as a team player but there’s not much of that run with him.

  • zxcvb

    By design. When Kemba is out, they want Batum to get stats.

  • LinMad

    Lin has never been PG this season. Only preseason when the team went 7-1 and that Cavs game. The Hornets trying to fool us by calling him a backup PG.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s was like finally.

  • aras

    lol he scored again?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb making things worst for Lin on the bench

  • LinMad

    Zeller is taller than Drumond right? GET THE REBOUND GOSH

  • LinMad

    I think Cliff saw that and sat him right away.

  • Rick Johnson

    Need to drive on Drummond and get him in foul trouble.

  • LinMad

    that’s a Lin mission but idk if Lin should sacrifice his body for this team, only a few games left this season

  • zxcvb

    Lin just standing around.

  • JoeTeam

    i am not seeing that.

  • cdblue10

    Lin’s defense is very solid this season

  • KWC

    Wow is he closing the half?

  • Alain Gervais

    Can we stop calling fouls. This game so slow

  • cdblue10

    Let them play refs

  • zxcvb

    Not touching the ball, I mean.

  • zxcvb

    Batum got himself benched with some bad passes.

  • JoeTeam

    to me when JLin is in, the defense has structure to it. He’s aware. When they switch up and he’s at the top of the key, he cuts off so many plays.

  • Alain Gervais

    nope

  • Alain Gervais

    Refs made those extra minutes for Lin pointless

  • your son’s voltaire

    strange that Batum comes out earlier than usual after just coming back in

  • JoeTeam

    on O yes, I saw Al vacuum up lots of balls, saw JLamb eat of a few possessions. On D, he’s all over the place.

  • KWC

    Piston should go on a run now

  • your son’s voltaire

    well, they gotta make the game competitive for Lin and the Hornets 🙂

  • LinMad

    they play team basketball when Lin is out, ISO ball when Lin is in.

  • zxcvb

    More like Lin’s teammates. Got some bailout whistles, but they ballhogged.

  • zxcvb

    Punitive benching for bad passes.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lamb think he is smart. He runs and gets the rebound so he can g iso and score lol

  • your son’s voltaire

    well, that’s a first

  • LinMad

    Signing him for $21m was a mistake

  • your son’s voltaire

    i remember he did that with under 2 minutes left to play in a close game a few weeks ago and Batum looked at him funny. got benched too

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s why his min is hurting.

  • cdblue10

    Imagine if MKG is healthy this season,I doubt if Lin can even get 15 min

  • Dorothy

    Agreed, so Cliff lied to Lin to begin with

  • Lefon Jang

    It’s hard to say. Lin comes in for Kemba and Batum as well.

  • Alain Gervais

    He got around 22-25 minutes

  • cdblue10

    Uhmn,MKG will make his spot better,I got where you coming from

  • LinMad

    i’m not wasting my time anymore with this team. I’m just tired of waiting mid 2nd qtr to the end of 3rd before seeing Lin again. And when he’s in, he’s barely touching the ball and getting to play PG.

    Hoping for a better next season on a team that actually empowers him.

  • cdblue10

    Absolutely,but I guessed it’s about surviving on his own personal interest too.

  • KWC

    Lin’s situation is like when you have been working hard for a company and when it is promotion time, they’d rather hire someone from the outside than promote you.

  • Lefon Jang

    Good things come to those who wait!

  • Barry Allen

    They took the best passer on the team and made him stand in the corner and go defensive. Yawn. What a shame.

  • LinMad

    I’ll stick to highlights.

  • LinMad

    ya and they made him like that because they know KW/Al/Batum arent good defensive players. But that’s not even it. They let C. Lee get free rein. He wasn’t with the team all season, he barely signed a few weeks ago and he’s getting better treatment than Lin. That’s a big disrespect to Lin.

  • Dorothy

    karma will come bite him

  • cdblue10

    He will be set to get a better position no matter what’s the outcome of his shooting this season

  • Barry Allen

    Not only that, you clinch several huge deals while you take over a position temporarily, and when the person comes back from leave, you get even less clients than when he left, even though you did a better job.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Don’t worry about him. He’s done more than you could imagine in this bad situation.

  • LinMad

    More like, hire someone else and promote them rather than promoting the guy who worked hard for your company.

  • sws94

    He can just do what he does now. Practice the shot and if it falls in the games, it does. I think he should drive more. And I don’t think he’s that concerned with free agency. I think he just wants to get his shot right so his game can be balanced. He still wants to help this team he’s on now when his number is called and into the playoffs.

  • cdblue10

    That’s actually is a big face palm to Lin in terms of skills and abilities.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    People for once please stop worrying Lin next contract. Here’s the worst case, he can sign another one year with another team.

  • Alain Gervais

    He has been in worse spot and played better. He is not in an ideal situation but its the spot he signed up for. He shooting change has been quite disappointing

  • your son’s voltaire

    been there, done that. i’m sure all asians have experienced that many times in the corporate world

  • Dorothy

    pardon me, staying here for one more year????

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    That’s the past, he’s making the best out of it now. Still many games to play.

  • cdblue10

    76’ers and Nets desperately needs a PG ,who do you think in FA IS A BETTER PG than Lin?

  • Alain Gervais

    Yes unless dantoni is a coach and ak him to come stay put. being an important part of a playoff team don’t come easily

  • Dorothy

    exactly, whenever I think of Lin has to back up this lowly KW, I am furious

  • Dorothy

    He can go to any other team backing up a true PG, instead of this ball hog KW SG

  • Alain Gervais

    You want another lakers situation. Unless dantoni is the coach it would be a leap of faith. This season was a leap of faith an look what happen. He is shooting change has failed. Theres still time but who says it ever works. I’m still hopeful tho or atleast go back to the ld form

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Haters will never let him start or run a team but they know he’s a luxury coming off the bench.

  • Alain Gervais

    that doesn’t mean anything. Every team has a KW

  • zxcvb

    Perhaps Lin should have signed with Memphis after all. Conley and Chalmers both out for extended time. He would have had a chance to play starting PG.

  • Dorothy

    I think it is not far to say Hornets situation is worse than every before.

  • Alain Gervais

    Yea I’m hopeful he will turn it around

  • Barry Allen

    I just want him to have enough leverage not play behind another PG again.

  • cdblue10

    It’s an open discussion I think no one is worried about it at all

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He did not want to be stuck 3 years with any team. At least he has option in July.

  • Alain Gervais

    yes it is. It seems worse because this is his worst shooting since his rookie year. Thanks to his shooting coach

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Read below.

  • Yascar

    Sorry but that’s just not true. Almost every team has a ballhog, they just vary in degree. I don’t think this is ideal either but Lin can be in a far worse situation than he is now.

  • cdblue10

    What gives you the idea about his situation next year unless you’re reading a crystal ball

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We all do but it’s out of his control right now. He’s playing with a coach who didn’t keep his words.

  • zxcvb

    Was it for 3 years? Didn’t know that! Still, he would have inevitably proved himself. Force them to play him at starting SG at least.

  • Alain Gervais

    There are KW everywhere. Who did you hate last year. It was kobe. The year before that it was harden. Then before that it was melo. before that it was curry and ellis

  • Dorothy

    “Lin can be in a far worse situation than he is now.” Please enlighten me.

  • Alain Gervais

    experience.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    3 years with team option, that was why he rejected.

  • Yascar

    Memphis play at a slower pace I think. It would suit him even less than Charlotte.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No it’s not everywhere. Be positive.

  • Dorothy

    agreed, thanks.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Randolph is the worst for his style.

  • your son’s voltaire

    if Lamb got 21 mil for 3 years and Lin seems to be more valued and playing more minutes, then it’s safe to assume Lin will get more than that

  • Alain Gervais

    GSw and spurs. Maybe atlanta. Thats it

  • Alain Gervais

    and boston.

  • Yascar

    If you stop being so antagonistic, look up all the videos of Lin at the Lakers and his second season at Houston. Look at the man nearly crying at interviews. Then tel me which is worse. I watched each and every one of them.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t know what to say but I still believe that he will have a better year next year

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No he didn’t. He was told to play a lot more with KW but Cliff used Batum to cut his min more.Remember Batum is a SF not SG.

  • Alain Gervais

    The way the bench play now. The one he is struggling to find a rhythm in is exactly like the memphis tempo

  • Dorothy

    disagreed, Lin unfortunately played with the worst ball hogs over the years.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Off season, things will reset. many options.

  • Alain Gervais

    he said he may

  • cdblue10

    If you want him to be labeled as mediocre player then dream about those teams

  • Dorothy

    I thought he signed for playing PG and SG, but look what he is playing now.

  • adele

    But we have a valid reason to do so. It’s not about KW every where it’s also about Clifford’s, mchales, bscotts in this league.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You and I can go forever because we have passion to watch and root for Lin. Let hope he’s healthy and leave the rest to him and his God.

  • your son’s voltaire

    i don’t like their slow style but it’s better for Lin than the Hornets cus they don’t have anyone who can drive and dish like Lin. they don’t have any offensive weapons. plus, Big AL is the WORST, well, next to kemba

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    agreed. The future still looks bright.. He is getting better. His shooting will eventually come around. Linprime will live again lol

  • Alain Gervais

    hopefully

  • cdblue10

    I absolutely agree

  • sws94

    Lin’s lesson in the NBA I think now is how to be more effective with ball-dominant players. I think he’ll always encounter them. He’s had them now in 4 teams to play next to.

  • Alain Gervais

    that was far worse

  • leeda harun

    is that for real?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    See, I know most of us here have one come on goal.

  • Dorothy

    Real or not, KW will not allow that.

  • sws94

    I agree with you. Lin has been used for his defense, his versatility, he’s closed games at least prior to when Lee came in and, for most backup PGs, Lin has far more minutes because Clifford sees him as more versatile than just backup PG. If he was just backup PG with the season Kemba has, Lin would have Lamb’s minutes.

    There are fare worse situations Lin could be in.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    WOWWWWWWW

  • Dorothy

    Did Jackson do that purposely to KW?

  • Alain Gervais

    Lins been hit much harder then that

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    they display twitters.

  • Alain Gervais

    agree

  • Yascar

    Obviously photoshopped. Open the original pic.

  • cdblue10

    That’s over acting,I don’t think he got hit that hard

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Direct contact too.

  • sws94

    Even if he is the coach Lin could be starting PG for a few months and then be moved to another position depending on feedback from the FO. Nothing is that secure in the NBA. Look at Noah for instance. Some guys get things and keep them, others don’t. Next situation we can only hope for the best. But things will play out as they do.

  • Alain Gervais

    Like they were swinging a bat

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes it does.

  • your son’s voltaire

    here’s the un-photoshopped version..

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdT022nWoAUN46d.jpg

  • sws94

    Exactly. Lin’s lesson is, I contend, play more effectively with ball-dominant players of whatever position. It’s a challenge, but it is the one he constantly is facing.

  • takemeback2reaganyears
  • Alain Gervais

    Is it interesting the previous players Lin has played with has smacked him straight in the face. Will harden try next?

  • heart

    It seems Jackson got it worse, landed on his arm/shoulder. KW usually stays down longer to sell the foul. Didn’t see him get hit like Lin. This is the first time saw his head was fouled and the ref called flagrant foul 1 on Jackson. Where were they when Lin got smacked on the head/face/neck???

  • sws94

    Flagrant. and yes, he has.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well interesting! The opp got fragrant 1 and what happened to all those JLin intentional hits at least 1-2 hits every game???? Dirty and biased NBA to no end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DX

    Kemba couldn’t guard Reggie at all.

  • sws94

    No.

  • NONONO

    No match to watch when Lin is on the bench. So i look around the bench and found the assistant coach next to Patrick Ewing only has half seat (on his left there is gap for court side seat people to work thought )… poor guy …. how boring the game is….

  • Pete Roces

    Elite offensive players no need to guard except Spurs and GSW’s.

  • Dorothy

    So true

  • leeda harun

    Isnt he is always like that..lol?

  • Lefon Jang

    you sure that’s the assistant coach and not the water boy?

  • Dorothy

    but fake elite players don’t defend either LOL

  • NONONO

    they should give Ewing two or three seats.

  • NONONO

    a bald water boy?

  • Alain Gervais

    Heres to hoping Toy daniels plays instead of Lamb

  • Big Al got 4 fouls ..

  • leeda harun

    No. Cliff wont do that

  • Alain Gervais

    Daniels defense

  • NONONO

    Hero Kemba…

  • leeda harun

    Lets hansbrough play

  • Alain Gervais

    What is marvin on

  • Lefon Jang

    9 pts game! Time for LIn

  • leeda harun

    Cliff love his sons

  • Alain Gervais

    He already isn’t playing much so i doubt that

  • cshot

    lins turn finally? hows he doing btw?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    our other favorite player is bailing the Hornets out. Williams.

  • sws94

    Kemba’s cooled off this game. Time for Lin.

  • NONONO

    Lin yawned too

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin in

  • Dorothy

    Lin is less sad this season not because he is treated better, but he forced himself to be content. No one likes to be lied again when he thought he already saw all the darker side of human beings.

  • Lefon Jang

    Reggie is too athletic for Kemba. Playoff defense will wear Kemba down.

  • Marvin is playing very well, 8 out of CHA 17pts in Q3 so far

  • Dorothy

    What makes you think KW will play defense during playoff? lol

  • Lefon Jang

    Thanks goodness for Marvin!

  • NONONO

    Did Marvin push lin on defense?

  • 2:39 left in Q3
    Lee/Batum for Lin/Frank

  • Lefon Jang

    I mean playoff defense on him will slow him down substantially.

  • leeda harun

    Marvin will get big contracts

  • Dorothy

    I see, agreed.

  • Somehow the old Kemba is back this game.
    Fatigue?

  • leeda harun

    Cliff will help him

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba is 3-11 and 3TO

  • NONONO

    Kemba did not see Lin wide open 5 feet away????

  • Lefon Jang

    He sees he turns away

  • JoeTeam

    that was really bad of him … just went for his foul shots.

  • heart

    KW avoids passing to Lin on his left. He kept passing to Lee, Kam.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That is our hero Kemba!!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lamb had the ball and immediately give to KW, he never does that to Lin. He’d go coast to coast.

  • NONONO

    Kemba not just toke BF1 pg role from Lin, he not even pass ball to Lin no matter what.

  • cshot

    lol 3 min of 3rd quarter only to be ignored

  • Al and Lamb with -11 and -7
    The only ones with negative +/-

    Big Al is a big problem defensively

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin can explode if had green light.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Have seen that all the time. Lamb wants to be pg when he plays with JLin. Guess more Hornets players want to be a pg more than anything.

  • ok, Kemba is out to start Q4.

    Let’s go, JLin!

  • JoeTeam

    everybody just iso, posting not ball movement.

  • Good active hands by Lin defensively..
    Hornets got the ball

  • Alain Gervais

    Thats the style Al plays

  • NONONO

    no one passes ball to lin, lin needs to take shot whenever get the ball

  • JoeTeam

    yep, and Kam picked it up. And Lee banging away on his side.

  • zxcvb

    Such an ugly game. No ball movement.

    No one passing to Lin whatsoever. He’s just in there for defense.

  • JoeTeam

    he did, mid-J not good for him per the reddit discussion.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What happens to this Hornets team now?? Even Lee plays pg now.

  • aras

    see look at this. how can anybody say He should stay in this team? courtney lee gets more touches than lin to initiate offense.

  • JoeTeam

    My dose of reality – GSW later tonight. This is just hanging around with friends like you lol.

  • NONONO

    he needs to shoot more to to fix it.

  • zxcvb

    Lin is literally the 5th ballhandler behind Kemba, Batum, Lee and Lamb.

  • Alain Gervais

    3333333

  • Dorothy

    333333333333333333333333333333333333333

  • NONONO

    When Kemba is on bench, we have 4 pgs

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cliff claps hands when KW made turnover but scream at Lin.

    Cliff yells to kaminsky to take your time but count down to Lin.

  • BobbyH

    The other non-PG is Lin

  • zxcvb

    Lin unleashed: 3, steal, assist for easy layup.

  • Lefon Jang

    great hustle by Lin

  • Lin’s steal led to a beautiful fastbreak & assist to Lee’s layup!

  • KL

    Lin still making magic despite marginalisation!

  • golfhacker

    Nice tap to the back of Jeremy’s head by Courtney Lee after the shot.

  • aras

    You wont give me the ball? SCREW IT ill get it myself

  • KWC

    That is the right way to run a fast break

  • zxcvb

    He always does when given a chance — even if it’s for 2-3m per game. Which is literally how long he’s allowed to be involved in the offense.

  • Alain Gervais

    This unit blowing them out

  • Lin with hockey pass to Batum to Al’s jumpshot

  • Alain Gervais

    That unit with datum and not Kemba has been good all year.

  • zxcvb

    Lin clinches the game as usual.

    Now it’s time for Kemba to statpad and talk about how great he is.

  • KL

    So sad but true.

  • DX

    Everyone knows.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe JLin will sub out pretty soon. He can’t take the glory away from Kemba and Cliff!!!!!!!

  • DX

    Recent games, Lin’s FT, TO, ST are really improved.

  • NONONO

    Lin makes the game more fun to watch

  • zxcvb

    Every postgame, it’s all about how amazing HE is, even though he’s sucked every season until this one. Never talks about the team enabling his success and helping him.

  • Alain Gervais

    What reggie jackson cant score on Lin lol

  • KL

    Honestly he started this season the same as every other season. I did not see any magical improvement. It was the rest of the team, Marvin, Batum and Lin who helped him to rise.

  • KWC

    Lin guarding 2 ppl

  • Lefon Jang

    but he has no problem on Kemba

  • JJ Hui

    See without kw is no choking! Lead piling up with Lin in n no KW!

  • NONONO

    the sleepy assistant coach next to Ewing is waking up and enjoying the game too ..

  • KWC

    Picking up dribble bad habit

  • leeda harun

    Lol..

  • JoeTeam

    yep, he’s only getting a few touches once play has kicked off.

  • aras

    did not get the turnover

  • golfhacker

    Cliff yelling at Jeremy?

  • heart

    Did Cliff just scold Lin about something???

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    on time like train schedule.

  • aras

    cliff yelled at Lin? seriously screw him

  • NONONO

    is he BOB WEISS?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep!!! Believe it’s time for Kemba’s glory now.

  • zxcvb

    Even Lin was like, “WTF? Not on me, Cliffy boy.”

  • kauaiblue

    Clifford wont yell at batum for that to

  • Alain Gervais

    Idc if Cliff yells at Lin.

  • Frank actually got that TO because he bobbled the ball trying to drive

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin is learning. He is the sensei

  • leeda harun

    Cliff needs to wear big glasses

  • JJ Hui

    Ha Lin in no kw!

  • Alain Gervais

    KW about to come in

  • NONONO

    Lin got to be mad

  • zxcvb

    He’ll be benched soon.

  • BobbyH

    KW is getting less minutes recently. Fatigue?

  • Cliff is actually trying to stay with this lineup that gave a big lead.
    Kemba not in yet with 5 min left.., maybe with 3 min left

  • David Kim

    I never saw cliff yelled at Kemba and batum. He just claps when they mistakes. LOL

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin is better now in getting rid of the ball when they trap.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I see Lin and Cliff have some exchanging.

  • heart

    Cliff just took Lin out and Lin was explaining something to Cliff on the sideline…

  • zxcvb

    He’s averaging 38mpg of late, even in blowout wins against bad teams.

  • Alain Gervais

    He is a coach that what should happen

  • Dorothy

    “starters” are back

  • NONONO

    NO reason to take Lin out!

  • zxcvb

    Lin has 0 TOs, to boot.

  • NONONO

    Only reason to take Lin out is to make sure he cannot get double figures.

  • zxcvb

    Statpad for Kemba now that Lin clinched the game.

    Lee is Cliff’s old favorite, so he gets priority as well.

  • Lefon Jang

    Look for Reggie to take over now.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    JLin: Cliff you are bias and a liar

  • heart

    Cliff found fault on Lin w/o merit. He’s giving the public the appearance that Lin did something wrong to have excuse to take him out.

  • Lefon Jang

    Kemba too lazy to fight through screen so Reggie drained the 3

  • NONONO

    where is 7mils Lamb?

  • leeda harun

    Too fatigue

  • kauaiblue

    Thats gotta be a record for me… i started watching and 5 minutes later forget it…

  • LinMad

    Lin has become Cliff’s whipping boy. Why are we supporting this team again?

  • Isiah Thomas is correct that Lin’s playmaking is very important. The ball just moved better with him starting the offense.
    Unfortunately, it didn’t show up much on the boxscore

  • DX

    3 air balls for Reggie, no complain.

  • leeda harun

    We are supporting lin.

  • JoeTeam

    This is very boring basketball, and I’m surprised Detroit was so bad. Oh well, next time. Happy evening y’all. I’m sure I will be back if GSW are playing well – they always cheer me up as to real bball.

    JLin tonight was v good on D. That’s what he does for this team, provide good structure. Generally, if KW weren’t getting so many shots that fail and if PG was not initiated by nonPGs, this team has some good variety on it as to scoring options. but those 2 team killers make this a v boring watch.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hope Lin will sit out tomorrow due to back needs rest.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Guess only Cliff is blind

  • NONONO

    Lin helps creating a big gap and Clifford let anyone else to pad the stats

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin and Kaminsky put the Pistons away in the 4th Q.

  • LinMad

    i wouldn’t mind if he sat out the rest of the season.

  • David Kim

    Am I the only one not excited about the games these days..? I lost excitement about the games.. LOL

  • leeda harun

    He is not blind but worrying about his job

  • Lefon Jang

    Lin hustles and spreads the floor. The defense always have to watch out for him even when he’s at the corner.

  • Alain Gervais

    Lin did his job today. 2-4 from three. one less game left in the season

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No you’re not.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Me too

  • Lefon Jang

    I like the way Lin shoots his 3s tonight.

  • leeda harun

    I cheer for lin

  • DX

    That’s the strategy. Try to hold Lin the 2M contact for another year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It happened only when JLin was the pg and so glad that Lamb wasn’t in the game.

  • 3rd string came in with 2:42 left.

  • LinMad

    Somehow, Lin is +10 and KW is +5. The magic of Lin.

  • cshot

    so freaking stupid. i hate the hornets. i need lin to get minutes and be INVOLVEDand not stand in the freaking corner

  • David Kim

    Of course I cheer for Lin but not excited..

  • LinMad

    tell clifford, im sure he would understand

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Cliff even claps hands when 3rd string backup make turnover.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    At least the game was putting away when JLin was the pg in 4th qtr.

  • 2-4 from 3s tonight..
    He’s regaining the shooting touch

  • JJ Hui

    He is a chief brown noser! Sad to say that!

  • leeda harun

    You will get highblood prssures if you are this mad..lol

  • LinMad

    lol

  • cshot

    i have high blood pressure! haha good guessing

  • NONONO

    Everyone is taking credits rignt now except Lin

  • Whitman Lam

    Good warmup game. Now to get revenge on the Rockets tomorrow.

  • LinMad

    not happening when fans are upset. Lin won’t do us like that.

  • yesss.. Let’s hope for a big one from JLin tomorow 🙂

  • Lefon Jang

    50% on 3s for Lin. That’s music to the ear!

  • heart

    I’m glad Lin didn’t back down when Cliff went after him. Cliff is very adept at making himself look good at Lin’s expense.

  • NONONO

    Guess what Lin said to Clifford when he was pulled out?

  • BobbyH

    Why bother. Once in playoff, everything reset. Let’s see how this team survive with Lin playing less minutes and roles.

  • leeda harun

    Yes.

  • Dorothy

    We are not supporting this team lol

  • Pete Roces

    I will stop watching the hornets play unless Lin is being used properly ( hopefully in playoff ), otherwise I will just watch Lin’s highlights. Watching Clifford the stupid and Hornets play is really bad for my health, I can’t stop cursing….

  • LinMad

    I’m a better coach?

  • Lefon Jang

    seriously i think Lin is the only one that listens to the coach in the NBA

  • leeda harun

    No. What did i do wrong this time

  • Tom

    Compared to what he has to put up with now
    Rockets were a heaven

  • Singapore BB Fan

    I thought I was the only one feeling that way

  • heart

    Yep. But tonight we saw Lin did say something back to him. Prior to tonight, Lin would be silent and went to his seat.

  • Dorothy

    hahaha, that thought crosssed my mind too

  • leeda harun

    I let you lead us. I dont have twitter..lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I just want to say this, this will end sometime in the next games. The Hornets are winning because they’re playing without any pressure and against bad teams at home. They’ll learn the hard way because of inexperience plus they’re gambling with their best PG. Yes you heard me, Lin is their best PG.

  • Dan Ang

    Thats what Greg Kelser said at the post game review. He said Lin’s consecutive plays on offense (the dagger) and defense (steal and assist) ended any hopes for the Pistons.

  • Tom

    People just need to stop buying LIn jerseys and all
    and stop going to the game stop supporting the team
    make them lose money

  • Dorothy

    Wow, Rox leads Boston by 4 pt with 5 min left

  • Singapore BB Fan

    “You are Fired!!”

  • heart

    Cliff acts and sounds like McHale. This is fact now. No more excuse!

  • leeda harun

    He took after his mentor

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He educated Clifford. Cliff is just lucky right now.

  • leeda harun

    Not a good strategy

  • Tom

    Lin needs to refuse to play for the remainder of the season unless he gets more minutes
    The Hornets can’t afford to lose him now

  • NONONO

    he is worse. McHale did not lie!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    In the past games yes, but he’s no pg making his team better. Not without Lin.

    KW has all the tools to get his stats. Lin has to dig the ground with his own bare hands.

  • Tom

    you got better ideas?

  • leeda harun

    Lin wont look good in FA

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know that as a fact couple months ago:-)

  • Dorothy

    McHale sure lied to media…etc, just did not make false promises to Lin.

  • Tom

    It is what it is
    Kemba is playing very well in this system
    He makes shots when they need them
    no need to take that away from him
    he is carrying the team

  • Tom

    Doesnt look good already

  • heart

    But he and Morey are the culprits demoted Lin to the bench and ruined his value. I’ll never forget that! It’s started w/ Rox/Morey/McHale. Cliff is just perfecting the Rox model and that’s why he’s more dangerous…as I think about..

  • sws94

    Lee is beginning to play better and played well tonight. To be honest, Lee and Lin would play well together but don’t get the chance for that many minutes together. I have nothing against Lee.

  • Pete Roces

    If Lin still can’t find a home next season, I will probably call it quits. NBA is too tough for Asian, not in terms of lack of skill but Racism is too strong. Lin can’t handle it and really can’t do anything about it.

  • bolero

    must be the snap chat thing. lol

  • leeda harun

    No.actually lin situation is more difficult than we imagine

  • leeda harun

    He is still playing.

  • Pete Roces

    Perfect observation, all marginalization starts with Mchale and everybody follows the guidebook.

  • leeda harun

    Dont give up that easily.He is a pioneer.

  • Tom

    it is
    but to protest the best way is to make them lose money
    not that it will help Lin much…

  • aras

    Lin has shown that he can indeed handle it. i have faith he will get through hard times like he always does.

  • Tom

    Lin is still a better player than Lee
    He should play more mins

  • Tom

    not too well

  • Tom

    actually Yao was

  • Dorothy

    “Harden proved to be a super star”?

  • Pete Roces

    You can’t win over NBA, its an institution. Racism will win 100% of the time.

  • Tom

    bunch of 40pt games
    and he is one now
    No need to take that away from him

  • leeda harun

    ha ha. Let us supporting lin in everyway..ok?

  • NONONO

    Can you guys imagine if AL, Batum, MKG were healthy all season? if Kemba did not miss Cle game? Lin’s mins and stats could have been worse than his rookie year in GSW.

  • Pete Roces

    Yao’s case is 100% different from Lin’s. Yao comes from China, world economic power, NBA surely welcomes him but not Lin, who is just an Asian American.

  • NONONO

    Yao is big different – physically.

  • leeda harun

    Have faith.

  • grover chang

    Looks like Lin shot better. Thank God. But sounds like the marginalization program still running.

    Is it worth it to watch the replay of this game or should I wait for highlights?

  • Tom

    China was not that big of a deal back them
    The NBA welcomes Lin too but he couldn’t the success like Yao did and he was a No.1 pick
    he always had the benefit of the doubt

  • Tom

    haha my bad

  • Dorothy

    mmm, KW could have bunch of 40 pt games too you know.
    Not trying to take away from Harden, just call spade a spade

  • LinMad

    not worth it unless u want to pull your hair out

  • Not worries, Linsanity happened because JLin kept working hard and seized the chance.

    If Donald Sloan and Ish Smith can start, JLin can certainly shine.
    He just needs to reunite with MDA and everything will take care of itself

  • Just wait for highlights… or watch the 4th quarter until 5:12 when JLin helped to make 17-10 run to give a comfortable lead

  • leeda harun

    i always watch the highlights two or three times. ?Lol

  • Pete Roces

    Lin is one of the best at college level,why is he not being drafted in the first place? Its a no brainer. .

  • Tom

    15-20mpg which is fine that was given going in
    but Clifford lied to him about letting him play his game
    instead he doesnt get featured in the offense at all

  • grover chang

    Sounds good. Watch Mr 4th quarter now and highlights later. Thanks.

  • leeda harun

    let focus on what is going on now..

  • NONONO

    i focus next season

  • Tom

    He went to Harvard, come on and he wasn’t super athletic or anything
    a lot of the players who won the NCAA dont get drafted

  • sws94

    Can it just be that he isn’t marginalized? If the other players are stepping up then Lin gets less usage. I think Lin did well in the 2nd half tonight and pretty well in the first half. I think he’s out of the game too early, that’s the only thing I don’t like. I’m also not crazy about lack of touches. But Lamb gets less run as well, is he marginalized too? Or is it just an order of players that Clifford wants together?

  • leeda harun

    ha ha…usually in bb not everyone is healthy 100%

  • heart

    That scene of Cliff yelling at Lin upset me to no end after Lin made a defensive play of the night on a steal and fast break passing to Lee for a layup during that stretch. Cliff has to find something to make Lin look bad in front of the home crowd when they’re leading 14pts+ and the win is assured???? Cliff’s marginalization of Lin is out in the open now.

  • sws94

    I see him playing better and being strategic. It seems to be his game plan. He seems to save his best play for the 4Q now and he hit 2 3s tonight.

  • leeda harun

    other players know that this is kw team. They want touches too afterall lin wont be here next season

  • Acbc

    You really have a wonderful way of seeing how Clifford thinks. Thanks you for white washing it for us.

  • grover chang

    Marginalized definition to me. Players not being played according to their worth. That includes Lin, Lamb, Daniels, and hansbrough.

    Favoritism is Players played more then their worth. Lee and Walker.

  • NONONO

    big elephant in a very small room

  • sws94

    But they aren’t thinking of next season. They are playing to get better for the playoffs. And KW wasn’t doing his usual lot of scoring tonight. There was a lot of Marvin and somehow Courtney Lee got 15 points. He plays more minutes, yes. I think Lin somehow is always away from the action of the ball movement and I’m not sure why. And no, I don’t believe other players are consciously freezing him out on purpose.

  • leeda harun

    but there is always ‘if’.

  • Tom

    Lin is not featured in their offense at all, which is different from what clifford told him in the offseason
    its Kemba Batum Al Jeff Lamb Kaminsky Lee then Lin
    He is not even their 5th option

  • blubell

    Jeremy stepped up and got benched…

  • Dorothy

    sooooooo true

  • sws94

    Lee is a blend in player. He seems to work well with the starters and is getting more productive now. Walker is playing his worth. Lin just needs more integration in the offense and more chances to use his facilitation skills. It doesn’t happen long enough. Daniels should get regular playing time. But I think on most teams it ends up that some guys aren’t playing to maximize their talents. They end up moving about from team to team. Good thing for Lin is, he can move if he wants. Lamb can’t. Not sure about Daniels. And TH is just there for emergencies and garbage time.

  • grover chang

    Sometimes I think sws94 is either related to Cliff or his agent

  • sws94

    He did go to the bench but he played after timeouts where I thought he’d be taken out. The rotation by Cliff has become to favor the starters now opposed to going with a hot bench player. I don’t like it, but that’s what he’s doing.

  • leeda harun

    well it always M and M in Rox.
    Now it is C and C.

  • grover chang

    Chicago going to be 9th. Losing to Miami. This was the team that was suppose to challenge the cavilers?!

  • Pete Roces

    Just watch highlights, it will be better for your health.

  • KHuang

    Yao was protected by the Chinese government.

    Lin is not.

  • BobbyH

    They should have traded for Lin before ASG at all cost.

  • KHuang

    When the Houston media wrote an ugly race based hate article about Yao before his 1st rookie game, the Chinese Consulate angrily called up the Rockets and forced a retraction.

  • leeda harun

    too depend on Rose and Butler.

  • heart

    Cliff started stepping up in phasing Lin out when one of those players returns. Now, most of them have returned to action, Hornets MJ/cho/cliff even added Lee to start over Lin, so Lin’s marginalization operation is in full mode.

  • sws94

    And I think you’d benefit by being more open to other perspectives. You give very long posts on your own but it’s all coming from your own perspectives. And it’s super valid to you. There are other super valid perspectives as well on what’s going on with Lin on this team.

  • cdblue10

    what a lame route to take out a player,but it is what it is i guessed .Good luck next year Jeremy

  • blubell

    You’re basically saying he is being marginalized.

  • leeda harun

    the pro rose and pro bultler wont allow this to happen

  • leeda harun

    let finish this season first. ?

  • sws94

    You’re better than that grover. That’s unnecessary. Clifford isn’t that horrible to me and you have to accept that from some Lin fans. I’m seriously not pleased with what’s going on now but it is what it is. An I and other fans just hope Lin still shows his worth which I think he is doing. I have no need to just sit around and say repeatedly he’s being marginalized. I’m looking at empowering him through his play, not saying everyone treats him bad.

  • Pete Roces

    The never ending cycle goes on and on and on…when will Lin find a home?

  • cdblue10

    I’m looking forward for the playoff then next year,I hope there’s a fast forward button for the regular seaso

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes he is and yes he was in every angle.

  • cdblue10

    Let’s hope that it’s going to be next year

  • Dorothy

    Please, KW and Harden were ordained to be the franchise players, has nothing to do whether they played well or not. KW was baaaad for the past how many years? but still got a chance to “redeem” himself with Lin’s help on the team. Lin was never given the chance, don’t blame on Lin for having a mediocre start coming out surgery. many players have time to gradually getting better after injury except Lin.

  • sws94

    I don’t use that word. He’s part of a rotational process that means he doesn’t get the play time that he used to. But if Lamb or others were to get hot, they’d sit too. And that’s not unlike what other coaches do. Will Clifford go back to running with a hot player off the bench? I don’t know. But it isn’t just Lin that he does this to.

  • KHuang

    Too many injuries for Chicago.

    Their team’s window has passed and now they should contemplate rebuilding.

  • sws94

    Lin is different than Lee. More of a winner in more ways. Lee isn’t bad for the starting unit, his style of play works well for them. But Lin should play more minutes. I don’t like his reduced minutes and I doubt he does either.

  • @ashstro
    Hornets fans waiting outside the arena hoping to get autographs from their fav players!
    Tag: Lin, Zeller, Hansbrough
    https://twitter.com/ashstro/status/708490180630614016

  • leeda harun

    we are living in a reality..

  • leeda harun

    pray that lin stays healthy, keep on fighting, improving, learning. He will eventually find his home

  • Guest

    Unfortunately, there is no team in the nba that will make Lin a starter. He has to use every opportunity to showcase his ability, but at the end it is the owners an coaches that make the final decision . It is a team sport, you can argue all day long, there is no clear cut decision.

  • cdblue10

    Obviously isn’t it

  • Tom

    he was protected sure doesnt mean hes not the first asian ball plahyer to have success

  • leeda harun

    no team? More like the team afraid of getting backlash from their peers.

  • Uh-Oh

    “Clifford isn’t that horrible to me and you have to accept that from some Lin fans”
    Clifford isn’t that horrible to you that’s fine, and you have to accept that Clifford is horrible to some Lin fans. And though you have denial but you have to accept that the way you talk sounds like you are cliff’s agent or related to him to some Lin fans”

  • leeda harun

    ha ha.. Be strong..lol

  • l

    You say one thing semi negative and lin fans jump on you like wildfire. Its crazy. Im a huge lin fan myself but sometimes you need to point out facts like you just did. Lin is nowhere near steph currys level but lin fans make him out to be the next mj. Im not trying to put lin down but jesus come on people stop being so delusional. Lin is a great basketball player but just like everyone else he has his off nights dont get mad at someone for pointing that out. With Mda i think lin can do great but as sws said the situation is what it is.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t even know what you mean?LOL

  • leeda harun

    Ha ha..

  • cdblue10

    LMFAO

  • t8kit2dMAX

    Omg Michael Beasley of the rockets took 19 shots in 14 minutes smh

  • Dan Ang

    I don’t want a Charlotte vs Miami series, at least not in the first round. Erik Spoelstra knows how to game plan for JLin. It’s an AZN thing.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some brief highlights …
    __________

  • Dan Ang

    Thanks!

  • sws94

    There are some I think.

  • t8kit2dMAX

    They’re supposed to wait in the arena

  • t8kit2dMAX

    That’s how me and my son got it

  • Dorothy

    If Tony Douglas can be a starter, so can Lin

  • heart

    Yep.Rox M&M and now Horn C&C… The nightmare continues until a curtain is lifted to let the sunshine in for us to wake up from this nightmare.

  • kauaiblue

    Sws, no possibility whatsoever that jlin is not being marginialized, abused, and subjected to a gigantic double standard…

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Of course kw has a corvette and lin still on a horse.

  • blubell
  • Uh-Oh

    So cute boy!!!! Looks like the growing up version of my little nephew the face feature, and the hair style. Haha. ^_^

  • HOU won 102-98 vs BOS.
    Harden scored 32 pts and 13-15 FTs

    I think tomorrow will be a big test if Lee can contain Harden.
    If yes, he might get more PT

    But I think coaches will find out that they need both JLin’s ability to draw fouls and defend well to close the game.

  • Maknusia

    He was 9-19 with 8 REB…he was the key for the win

  • t8kit2dMAX

    But come on 19 shots in 14 mins?

  • Maknusia

    maybe thats the key…next season, Lin need to make sure the coach and GM doesnt share the same initial?! lol…kidding kiddin

  • Maknusia

    Everyone has their own perception and I dont think sws is far away from general fans thinks as well

  • The cute #7 kid got a lot of HoneyBees to celebrate his 7th Birthday
    https://twitter.com/thehoneybees/status/708480727780876293

  • Maknusia

    to me both points has its merit…. Lin fans see things as marginalized…compared to Lin’s potential and what he could bring to his team.

    On the other hand, general perception is, Lin is being used as rotational purposes, because, he signed cheap with no certainty for long term stay…..hence, a Coach would not make Lin as the core of the team, coz when he leaves, it breaks the team.

    Hence he is used as an injector, where and when necessary…..

    Coach dont want to make him as the core…hence Lin fan call this marginalization and NBA fans call this part of rotation necessity

  • Maknusia

    totally

  • heart

    funny…

  • Maknusia

    just too tired on whats going on….when the season ends?

  • Maknusia

    5 offensive rebound was huge…nothing wrong with 47% shooting there….CHA need to watch out for him on tomorrow’s game

  • sws94

    We may not all feel the same way about Lin’s coaches and team mates. We all support Lin, that’s why we are here.

  • Rick Johnson

    How do you get to stay behind in the Arena after the game? When I went the ushers cleared you out.

  • heart

    me too… can’t wait ’til the end. 17 games+ and playoffs… but not sure Lin’s PT in playoffs…

  • Maknusia

    I think Cha need to have some plans for MBeasley…Harden is gonna get his no matter what…..unless we go pesky on him

  • sws94

    No doubt, Lin is not used to his potential or in a style of play that suits him. I guess NY and Houston to a degree fit Lin best. Since then, it’s been a struggle. (Houston of course was due to McHale and coaches and Harden) But I find it rewarding to find how Lin can still make his mark on a team that isn’t designed that much around his style of play.

  • Maknusia

    to me..as long as he gets the experience that is good…come FA…he will be evaluated as a player who had 3 season playoff experience…that do carry some weight

  • Uh-Oh

    You don’t think that’s fine. Others think that way also fine, right?

  • Acbc

    To some owners and teams in the NBA, the game is a business that’s not really about winning on the court and that it’s a business in the winning in who owns the biggest stars like collecting gemstones or the biggest house or fastest car. It then becomes a popularity contest that each team decide who the stars are.

    So how does an outsider ever win a game that relies on popularity? You have to focus on selling yourself to the small population that actually watches the game for what it is and not the “beauty pageant” that it is sold as.

    In NYC, there’s a lot of purists that are fed up with the fake product put out there that continues to lose. That’s why Lin became a hit with the fans. Unfortunately Dolan and the FO wanted none of that and opted for the fake stars follies on Hardwood.

    This is why Sixers is exactly the same opportunity for Lin. The fans in Philli are fed up as well. They have had a tradition as well with Dr.J they want to win. With a good GM and MDA, how can it go wrong? The point is you can only be who you are to the best of your ability. You’ll attract the kind of people that appreciate you’re talent. The rest of the people is never going to be any good to you anyways.

    It’s kind of like dating and finding your own soul mate. Everyone wants a super model for a girlfriend or atom Brady as a hunky boyfriend….or so we’re supposed to at least. How many of us actually ever really want that for a wife or husband? Some would want a chance to date them and maybe hope to change them into less superficial types of worldly values, but in the end they wind up not being able to adapt to your set of values. This is the kind of “dating” Lin’s in with these teams.

    There’s so few people in this world that are our perfect fit or soul mates. Lin just needs to be who he is and be the greatest at who he is and hope someone out there will appreciate him for who he is.

    I have absolute belief that his faith will guide him to his destiny.

  • sws94

    It’s not fine to say I seem like I’m related to Cliff. It’s extreme and to be perfectly honest, insulting.

  • CJSHYY

    No Kemba or Batum? LOL!

  • sws94

    Seems Lin is getting along well with his team mate Courtney Lee. Called him his half-Asian brother on his snapshot video.

  • Uh-Oh

    I believe you. I don’t doubt you being here to support, though I don’t know what supporting approach you are taking for I don’t read all the posts. I don’t know how my above post is relating to doubting your support in Lin for I merely point out that if you are asking some Lin fans to accept certain truth or reasons from other kind of Lin fans, then it’s vice versa too.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you look at Lee where he is coming from, he’s also a victim of being lied himself. He told us he was promised not to be traded but what happened?

    Lin is far beyond smart for his age. He tried to tell us Lee is a good person and the evil one is…. you know whom.

  • TTNN

    hope Lin could do that some day, just totally take over

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    My comment got deleted. I don’t mind but please tell me why and by whom?

    Thank you

  • Uh-Oh

    If you found it’s insulting, it’s insulting then. I can’t denial your feelings. Though I think it’s not the poster’s intention to insult but merely point out the impression other poster have with your posts. That’s what you convey to other posters. Can’t argue what they feel too.

  • Barry Allen

    Well I do.

    The best passer on this team is being marginalized.

  • Barry Allen

    ‘slavery is a super valid practice’……… some old white dude.

  • Acbc

    You’d benefit even more why we ignore your ” other” perspective. Your ” other” perspective belongs in ” other” sites…maybe a Clifford site.

    The truth is you think we don’t already see that other side, we all do. That’s the sad part. We see all too clearly. We just choose to denounce it as lacking any meritocracy or lacking racial bias. Why you don’t is what bothers me and a lot of others.

    You keep spewing it so I keep posting my perspective.

  • Barry Allen

    what do you have against Cliff’s relatives?

  • Barry Allen

    After a while, when you see an apple, you have to call it an apple.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If Clifford believes everything he does, I dare him to bench lin like he does toHawes, over extended back injury.

  • sport

    For all the frustrated fans, just stop watch games and highlights for a while and you’ll be much happier.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Died hard fan will never stop. It’s not about us or how we feel.

  • HVJoy

    And I think you’d benefit by being more aware that this is a site for Lin fans. The “very long posts” of Acbc you criticized are always quality posts and quite enjoyable to this lurker fan.

    You give numerous posts but they often seem to be veiled attempts to justify every move Clifford made that upsets devoted fans. Worse yet, your posts frequently are arrogantly self-righteous and therefore, annoying.

  • Brewkowski

    What happened? Why did cliff go off on Lin?

  • grover chang

    I think Hornets could lose tomorrow. Houston is talented, just lazy. They seem to be more focused vs Lin. Hornets already lost to the Rockets earlier this year.

  • Whitman Lam

    I don’t get why that guy in the sign is covering his face 🙁

  • sws94
  • blubell

    Highlights from JUN LIU

  • blubell
  • sws94

    I think you need to be less sensitive or something. I don’t know. I offer a sober view of the NBA and you offer something else. We both have value. I hope you can respect mine one day. That’s all. I’m not spewing anything really. I’m just posting here.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So you deleted my replied comment, why?

  • sws94

    I like KHuang and listen to him because he’s passionate, has many views, has great debates with me and understands my point of view and mostly, he knows the NBA and basketball well. Much more than I do. I’m over 5 decades on the earth and black and lived through the turmoil of the 60s, 70s and I’m here now.

    KHuang offers something I can’t understand and that’s how racial bias works against Asians. I know it with blacks but it is a different form. If you want to talk meritocracy that’s fine. I’m talking about soberly what the NBA is, how Cliff is part of that, and I think, as NBA coaches go, Lin could be worse than under Clifford. You don’t, we can disagree, but it should’t be so acrimonious.

    But I’m here to more discuss basketball and hope for Lin to perform. I’ll talk of the corporate constraints I see, not the racial stuff. It’s not my place. I can say I sense it, but I don’t experience it the same way as Asians do or recognize it. It’s different for blacks than for Asians although both is racism.

    If it bothers you I’m sorry it does. But many things bothered me over the years that don’t now. Time changes things. It’s not like I accept things. It is more I don’t let them have power over me and assert my power when I can as slowly constraints are brought down. But it takes time.

  • Uh-Oh

    Isabeli will love this video. Lol. The moles on lin’s face and shoulder is so clear. I finally get what she’s been seeing all these time.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Let me repost it, lin tried to tell all of us that Lee is a good person and they don’t have a problem. The problem is lied Clifford.

  • Uh-Oh

    Where’s Isabelijane? Haven’t seen her around. The Twitter header needs her help. Lol. Still living in the laker era.

  • Yascar

    That doesn’t mean he’s treated worse than before either. You’re surmising things just like we all are. How much of what was told to him were lies? He was never told he would be a starter. He’s being utilized less at PG but he plays a critical role on this team – not the role we Lin fans want, but a productive, contributing role that even outside analysts appreciate.

    What about getting stripped of a starter’s position? Or being thrown under the bus constantly? That’s not worse?

    Jeremy is 27. He’s not a kid. He made this decision, eyes wide open, his own signature on this contract. He had total control of where he would go and he chose this team. He was lied to? After Dolan, Morey, McHale and Scott, he doesn’t know how the NBA works yet? He’s a fine young man – smart, ethical, a very very hard worker and I trust his moral compass and his decisions.

    He will make whatever he can out of this season and he will be a better person for it. But right now, this is his team, his choice and hating on his coaches and his teammates does not help him or us.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Clifford is a disgrace, even BS didn’t pull lin out and lecturing him from a losing game. Lin gave cliff a big lead for his starters in clutch time and he had to show hates to the guy.

  • Uh-Oh

    Why people need snapchat when they can also post video on Instagram? Too many social media apps asking people to follow and join. Instagram, Twitter, snapchat, Facebook, line, Pinterest… All these apps! So overwhelming! Technology! >_<

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin needs to rest his back and stay out. See how Cliff will adjust the team without lin. I’m out.

  • your son’s voltaire

    if Lin stopped caring then the team would have already been out of the playoff race and clifford looking for a new job

  • your son’s voltaire

    clifford is ungrateful. he doesn’t even know how good he has it with Lin on the roster. i guess he has already forgotten how it was with Lance on the team

  • TK Wong

    Clifford is weak and kissing up to anointed “stars “. Even worse, Cliiford’s double standard toward JLIN will detoriate the respect of the team and may result in him losing the locker room .

  • KHuang

    Frankly, I’m amazed Clifford plays Lin as much as he does.

  • Let’s get ready for the big Rockets vs Hornets game
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g65-hou-cha-game-thread/

    Jeremy Lin finally hit 50% 3FGM (2-4) in a 3-7 shooting performance to finish with 8pts/2asts/1reb/2stls in 22 min to help the Hornets win 118-103 over the Pistons. He helped the Hornets extend a 9pt lead to a 16pt lead when he had a chance to be a ball-handling PG in the 4th quarter for 6.5 min

    1. Houston Rockets will provide a tough test as they have broken the winning streak of tough Eastern teams (12-wins of Raptors, 6-1 Celtics with other loss to #1 Eastern leading Cavs)

    2. Kemba would also need help as Houston held him to 14 points on 3-of-10 shooting in a 102-95 loss Dec. 21. JLin had a good game with 13pts/5asts in 22 min (4-6 FGM) so he would be able to help the Hornets with his scoring ability

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s hope and pray he figures out a way to bounce back strong in his limited minutes to contribute with his shooting & scoring.

    http://i0.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_LetsGo.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • KHuang

    This is the NBA where no Asian can succeed without protection.

  • KHuang

    The notion that Lin can play, that’s very upsetting to most NBA folks on many levels.

  • sport

    We know Lin’s going to be mistreated with not much to do this season. Why not just take a step back and wait for playoffs or the next team (preferably with MDA)?

  • KHuang

    The refs cheated Lin that game.

    They artificially put Lin in foul trouble because it was James Harden that Lin was going against.

    I’m so tired of fake superstars like James Harden playing FAKE REF PROTECTED basketball.

  • KHuang

    If Clifford wants to blow his voice out by COACHING Lin, I’m OK with it even if Clifford is being abusive.

    While Clifford is yelling at Lin, there are starters like Walker and Batum who desperately need the coaching but are not getting it.

  • KHuang

    Michael Beasley grew up with Kevin Durant and has the same talent as Durant despite Beasley’s history of drug use.

  • KHuang

    Well, I sorta “forgive” Clifford for his (mis)handling of Lin so far.

    Clifford has to keep his job by kissing up to Walker and Batum. That’s just how the NBA works. Those coaches who defy that, they end up embittered and out of their head coaching jobs like Mike D’Antoni.

    Clifford is just trying to figure out a way to hold the entire team together. He IS getting results, though not a single person on this forum doesn’t believe that the Hornets would be much better with Lin as a starter.

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    The team is SO focused on freezing out Lin, it’s making games harder to win.

    Clifford’s system is a motion system that allows anybody to touch and handle the ball. But Walker and Batum won’t allow it, specifically against Lin.

    The reason Lin always appears in the corner is because that’s the only place he has to go when Walker and Batum are hogging and bricking.

  • bolero
  • yes, now I remember Lin got into 3 quick fouls

  • bolero
  • kauaiblue

    Agreed. Clifford is a yes man who kisses up to walker and batum. Abuses and uses jlin.

  • kauaiblue

    The problem here is that jlin is being subjected to disparate unfair treatment that everyone else observes and believes is ok to repeat.

  • blubell
  • your son’s voltaire

    no point in being “coach” by that guy i shall not name

  • golfhacker

    He is “dabbing”. See Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers quarterback.

  • Dorothy

    If you want to believe Lin is not lied to by Cliff, be my guest. which is against what most people on this forum believe.

  • Yascar

    Yes I do. And most people on this forum could be right, but also could be wrong. Saying it loud every game doesn’t make it more or less true. Some people love it clearly, some people find it too negative in what is meant to be a positive forum.

    Most people appear not to be bothered rooting against a team and teammates that Jeremy is clearly working his butt off for. Most people are clearly not bothered by Jeremy himself taking a stance of contentment and integrity while most people here are preaching a culture of hate. Fine. Hate the coach and the team and the teammates. But don’t expect some people to be happy about it. I don’t think Jeremy himself would be happy about it but I’m not most people in this forum, so clearly I’m probably in the wrong.

  • adele

    I’ve been out for awhile. Can’t stand the treatment they have on Lin. Broken promises, politics, deceit, unfair treatment, yelling, etc. too much for me. I don’t know how Lin was able to survive in this kind of environment mentally and emotionally. Perhaps his spiritual side balanced these negative energy he is facing now.

  • adele

    True. Been doing that.😥

  • adele

    Fine with me!

  • adele

    He needs only one team. 🙏

  • adele

    Correct! Don’t forget Jarrett jack even if he is old. You can never tell. It’s about the right time, right coach, opportunity and team.

  • adele

    Too much for me. I can’t watch anymore. I slept early instead.

  • adele

    True. The games are not even worth watching.

  • adele

    Very good observation. Keep it up 👍

  • adele

    I’m on your cheering squad. Get it ion!👏🏼

  • adele

    He got playoff experience already. It’s all about opportunity with Lin at this point. He needs to be healthy. Period!

  • adele

    Me too👍✌️

  • adele

    True. Makes me want to vomit.

  • adele

    I’m not excited. There are a lot who are not and just getting through the motions.

  • adele

    I’m not supporting this team. I hate this team with Clifford and Kemba and the commentators on it!

  • adele

    Same old game plan. I don’t find it exciting. I find it excruciating.

  • adele

    True. Hate him so bad!

  • adele

    But with Lee or Batum or al. Same old Clifford gameplay

  • adele

    Lol. Like your comment.

  • Acbc

    You’ve desensitized your personal sense of right and wrong for a view that’s safe and acceptable to the norm of the NBA. Your value is based upon making statements that are those of the people whose rules dictate the way Lin gets “marginalized”, oh sorry you’ve grown weary of that word. Maybe it’s becuase you’ve become homogenalized.

    You say you are just posting here and you keep making excuses for the exact people we dislike for the way Lin has been lied to, misused and abused. What exactly is your basketball points? How is it you have said anything that makes any sense of Lin’s on court time management or usage? It’s clear as day to us that Kemba and Batum or any of Clifford’s favorites have a separated set of rules but you keep making veiled excuses for Clifford.

    You think you are making basketball comments but In fact you are making comments that don’t pertain to how to improve the product on the court at all. What you say is very personal and emasculating to the Lin fans here who believe that Lin is being treated like a leper.

  • sws94

    He doesn’t have a choice. He needs to win games.

  • sws94

    Exactly. And that’s the way the NBA works and other sports.

  • sws94

    He’s a floor spacer. But that’s not an optimal way to use him. I find when Kemba is off, Batum finds Lin and even looks for him at times. But I dislike Lin as a floor spacer.

  • sws94

    That’s your interpretation of me but you don’t have a clue about me overall. I think a person ultimately wins by empowering yourself and excelling. Lin is doing that but it doesn’t happen overnight. I’m dealing with what life experiences has taught me and that is how to use energies in a focused, way. I’m not desensitized as you fallaciously put it, I’m measured. But I really don’t think you want to see that now so you’ll go on and on about me where when you could choose to listen to the points we agree on and go from there. I stood right up about Rock and other issues. I’m talking about basketball here, how Lin is playing in his usage in this system. Clifford is winning games and that’s his job and you aren’t always going to play any particular player to all of his strengths. And he’s playing Lin. Not to my or Lin fan’s liking, but he’s playing him.

    You aren’t changing me and it isn’t your place to change anyone here. And I don’t know why you feel you have to appoint yourself the ambassador of Lin fans. I’m a different type of fan than you and you either accept it or you don’t. But your energies are wasted trying to define someone you don’t know or particularly understand.

  • sws94

    VERY talented player.

  • sws94

    It would be great to see against Houston for sure. We know he can.

  • sws94

    Definitely, Lin played great D on Harden that game as well.

  • Tom

    No player can succeed w/o protection
    Lebron has it, Kobe has it, all the star players have it
    but you need to be really good to get protection