G78 LAL @DEN Game Thread+Best Coach/Team Poll

Only 5 games are left before Jeremy can focus on his summer Free Agency!

It’s great to see Lin got his legs back as he drained 2 threes to start the game vs Clippers. Although Byron continued to mess with his minutes playing Jeremy only 5 min in Q1 and benching in Q2 as he got hot, Jeremy still finished with 14pts/5asts as he managed to get a lot of FTs towards the end of the game

Let’s continue the new Coach and Team Poll to see where fans want to see JLin go next season

Continue to give your best, Jeremy! Only 5 games left to leave Byron in his imaginary foxhole worrying about which player will shoot him in the back (Young/Hill/Boozer?)  😆


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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 79 vs MIN
Which COACH do you think Jeremy Lin should play for next season? (choose up to 2 answers/day)

 

  • Sunny Sullenberger

    1st
    go lin

  • TTNN

    2nd

  • Brent Yen

    Fire in the hole (of foxes)!!

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen
  • orLinaryjoe

    Bronze metal for non mod! Go Lin!

  • Perhaps when Lakers loses 2 more games (or 1 ORL win) to secure Bottom 4, they will unleash players more.
    I’m just hoping for 1-2 Linsanity Prime games.
    White mathematically possible, it’s hard to get to Bottom 3 since Knicks/76ers/Wolves have no winning streak.

    https://twitter.com/raining3sdotcom/status/585894899725144064

    https://twitter.com/raining3sdotcom/status/585895456275726336

    https://twitter.com/raining3sdotcom/status/585896258050469888

  • This is the current situation of Tankathon from tankathon.com
    With 5 games left, Lakers is probably locked into #4 with 84% chance of getting Top 5 pick.

    There will be Fire in the Foxhole if Lakers hit 16% chance to lose the Top 5 Pick in June!

  • JJ Hui

    The bs coach didn’t want to have Lin and Ed Davis on the same floor is his boss KB’s instruction!
    KB doesnt want to see Lin playing beautifully with Ed Davis becuase he couldn’t take it! KB cannot sleep at night if Jeremy playing Linsanity mode! Anyone playing well with Jeremy will be uncoupling with Lin under KB’s intruction to BS!
    When Lin leaves for other team, i hope he torches LAL and embarass BS and KB everytime he faces them! BS is a disgusting foxhole!

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is unlikely to face Kobe, since Kobe is pretty injury prone of late.

  • JJ Hui

    My another wish is KB totally not in NBA anymore! Seeing him on the courtside make me sick!

  • Brent Yen

    That is very likely to happen….we do not even need to wish for it. LOL

  • akgul

    dude im a fan of lin but you need to stop it with the kobe conspiracies its going to far with some of the theories.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin will not be a laker anymore idk why you care or need to create these conspiracy theory 5 more games and move on.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • GoodDayLA

    We will find out in 3 months if Lin has a real NBA future. Get your popcorn ready.

  • GoodDayLA

    it will be so sweet if the Lakers do not get the pick due to the 16% chance. I will be laughing so hard.

  • Alain Gervais

    just Realize i meant it for the other guy not you

  • GoodDayLA

    interesting he’d tweet to this gentlemen of all people.

  • Brent Yen

    I already know he has…and I ate my popcorn yesterday while watching NCIS…lol

  • Brent Yen

    I still agree with you! lol

  • JJ Hui

    Yes, it is only few more games, look what BS spat out from his rotten mouth?

  • lleepar

    Technically, Jeremy is still a Laker until July 1. But is he free to just go on a month’s vacation after April 15, or will have have to stick around in case the Lakers want to squeeze the last bit of PR appearances from him?

    Also, according to my reading of the CBA FAQ [link], Jeremy’s salary will continue to count against the Lakers’ team salary this summer until either: (1) he signs another contract; or (2) the Lakers “renounce” him. It’ll be interesting to me to see how the Lakers handle things if they have to move Jeremy’s salary off their books before he’s signed another contract.

  • JJ Hui

    I am glad you dont know much about what BS or KB said. Keep it this way is better for your mind!

  • joyce ward
  • JJ Hui

    Brent please tell him not everyone is a guy or a dude!

  • bolero
  • Grace Nsns

    Wow D-Mo out for the season, including playoffs.
    Back injury is no joke, just hope JLin keeps healthy and gets the stats, this stinky organization’s not worth risking his body anymore.

  • Brent Yen

    @Alain Gervais:disqus Not everyone is a guy or a dude. But we are all good Lin fans!!

  • DMo is out for the season with back injury.
    Too bad, I like DMO since he’s quite a good friend with JLin.

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/585888742281388032

  • Brent Yen

    He did yell at Lin…lol

  • For HOU, I hope it falls to seed #3 so it will meet #6 hot-streaking Spurs in the 1st round of playoff LOL

  • Brent Yen

    But the 1rd exit will not be as epic if they fail to beat SAS. I want them to lose to a lower seed…lol

  • yeah, I would also banish KB and BScott in my mind.
    They will get what they deserve eventually. Both start to get paranoid now :]

    Let’s focus on JLin’s getting good games before season is over plus great Free-Agency soon.

  • akgul

    Trust me i know Kobe and BS are not a fan of Jeremy lin but to say that Bryant would say to BS to bench Ed davis when lin is on is too far fetched in my opinion…I hate BS with all my heart the guy is not a Coach…Kobe is what Kobe is he is never going to change an asshole as a teammate.

  • Rookie75094

    Jlin future is real and la won’t be in it and I will looking forward to the day the la trolls are gone from this forum.

  • akgul

    My bad just something i usually say -.-

  • akgul

    Hoping Lin Gets 15/5 in 25 min would be real nice!

  • GoodDayLA

    if Spurs beat Houston the 2 games it plays, Houston will fall and Spurs can jump up to #2 assuming Portland and Clippers lose another game or 2

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin’s hair is getting to Bruce Lee length.

  • Rookie75094

    kobe will have recurring nightmares of Jlin dropping 38 pts on his head…hehe

  • For now, the Mavs is the #7 seed.
    I also want Mavs w/ Rondo to lose in 1st round 🙂

    So double-whammy for HOU+DAL to lose in 1st round showing they need JLin. hehe..

  • Lin fans don’t forget .. hehe

    I remember Lin yelled “DMo!” a lot and stomped his feet when DMo is lost in positioning LOL
    Good old times

  • Rick Johnson

    Isn’t there also like a 16% chance that they move up to #3?

  • TTNN

    really? I remember Lin yell at him though.

  • according to raining3s tweet below, 84% is the lottery chance to get Top 5 after drawing

    Not sure about the chance to move to #3. That’s the chance Phi will win to let LA catch-up.
    I’d say maybe 1% since Phi wants that Top 5 pick from LA =)

  • Rick Johnson

    No, even if they finish 4th, depending on how the balls get picked they could end up anywhere from 1-5 (84%) and a 16% chance they land #6 and above which means 76ers would get their pick.

  • yes, I agree. I think we’re saying the same thing different ways :]

  • David Kim

    1) If Mavs wants to sign Lin as a starting PG replacing Rondo.
    2) If Denver signs Mike Dantoni and wants to sign Lin as a back up PG
    Which team do you guys want Lin to go?
    1)Mavs
    2)Nuggets
    My answer is Mavs.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Popcorn was always ready. Only BS keeps on trying to prevent us from having some and tacos! Ruined my appetite for more!.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Immortalized on YT! Will be replayed over and over.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    My answer is where the $$$ is. Dallas would be a better place, no state income tax and big market for his endorsement.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, guys, be a gentlemen to this lady!

  • tin3ytina

    Denver for me!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ha, trick question. With D’Antonio, Lin would never be backup. If he signed as one, he will become star or starter!

  • orLinaryjoe

    See my reason below

  • My choice in that scenario would be Mavs as the starting PG.

    If Lin has to compete for PT with Lawson & practice w/ 2nd team, that would reduce his effectiveness.
    Playing a lot of min as a starter PG with a good Mavs team will give him a chance to contend as an All-Star.

    If MDA coaches in young Magic in a weak Eastern conference, it might also be good for All-Star chances but no ring aspiration.

  • FrankW

    Nuggets hasn’t played since April 4, well rested. Lakers back to back plus high altitude, its going to be tough. Hope Lin has an excellent game.

  • Yes 🙂 MDA will ship Lawson away first LOL

  • CJSHYY
  • orLinaryjoe

    Ty will have to watch his back!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah agree but for another reason. The team that fits Jeremy best is the team who is willing to invest on him. That should be the team who is willing to pay for his real worth.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think Byron Scott is not only bad but he’s really sick. He could have mental illness. Who would torch his players like he did? I could name a single NBA coach who had said something like his foxhole metaphor. The reason that he was afraid being stabbed on the back is because Byron himself is the one busy doing just that in Laker.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The breaking up of Lin-Davis and Lin-Boozer on the court is quite obvious. Byron has been trying hard to keep Lin from playing with two of the best teammates on the team. Byron has been cutting down on their play time on the court too.
    What Byron said and what he did towards his players are not helpful. Byron Scott has kept real team chemistry developed from his players.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol omg!!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    this is hilarious lmao

  • Alain Gervais

    omg theres a game today????????

  • Alain Gervais

    who better to be influence by.

  • Yascar

    Yes and its remarkably quiet in here.

  • Alain Gervais

    if lakers was in the playoffs it wouldn’t. its been a very long season lol

  • Yascar

    Right you are!

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Bc everyone all knows the result… LOL!

  • John Lee

    Well, Bhullar is Asian and has a fanbase potentially numbered in the billion, just like Jeremy.

  • Brent Yen

    Only one thing need to be known, Lin is gone.

  • dolphin2k2

    Doesn’t matter. Lakers are tanking anyways

  • Grace Nsns

    infinity88@linfinity88
    30m30 minutes ago
    @JLin7 Pregame shootaround vs Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Go Lin! (yaomovers IG)

    VIDEO: https://instagram.com/p/1O6O5iDz2h/

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Can’t wait another game to be done. Then 4 more to go. Lakers is afford to win 3 more games. So let’s how many games BS allows Lakers to win:-) With his despicable mind, most likely he wants to keep his “best” tanking record for Lakers history so that no future Lakers can break it.

    Oh maybe they will, next season with KB and Rondo play together or the next few years if Jeanie Buss wants to keep KB and BS for more years to come:-) Maybe then they will have 0-82 in one of those years that KB and BS continue to stay as Lakers.

  • bolero

    Last few games will be good for JLin . Auditioning for Denver, Mavs and maybe Wolves and Sac. lol

  • tin3ytina

    Jlins out tonight!

  • John Lee

    Another way to look at the last five games is to consider them showcasing for potential FA destinations. If DEN signs D’Antoni then it’d be an almost lock for Jeremy. Then there are the Mavs’ Carlisle (though he needs no more showcasing, he knows what Lin’s about) and Kings’ Karl.

    But yeah, Minny’s is a throwaway game.

  • John Lee
  • bolero

    wow. Hope he’s better next time..

  • MoominFloren

    what?

  • tin3ytina

    ESPN radio. Ireland

  • bolero

    Jeremy Lin is a late scratch with a sore left knee. Jabari Brown will start alongside Jordan Clarkson in an all-Mizzou backcourt.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 9, 2015

  • CJSHYY

    But just saw his pre-game shooting around?!

  • John Lee

    Yeah, so odd. Maybe it was more sore middle finger than his right knee. LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep I’m really surprised to hear this. Another new low for BS???!!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    wow!!!!!. didn’t know there was a game then there was now there really isn’t.

  • CJSHYY

    tanking… smh!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another new low from BS!!!!!!!!!!! JLin looks fine in pregame shooting.

  • Brent Yen
  • John Lee

    Hmmm…I’m wondering is D’Antoni is attending tonight’s game. Maybe Jeremy will go over and talk about next season… *wink*

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t think its byron. it would be lins choice after going to the team doctors

  • CJSHYY

    Tanking… I really had enough w this BS. smh!

  • Briiick

    I like it actually. Lin should sit out of the rest of the tanking games.

  • pandaboy99

    a back to back in denver? in this case bryon did lin a favor

  • John Lee

    Yeah, getting yanked around on the court hurts Jeremy’s stats.

  • bolero

    Boring night..

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I wish but MDA is not their HC yet…LOL!

  • John Lee

    Don’t let that little fact get in the way of a good conspiracy theory and a subtle stab at BS! 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, let’s put it this way. You have a better faith in BS than me.

  • Briiick

    Exactly !

  • Alain Gervais

    look at it this way 1 less game lin gets to rest

  • Brent Yen

    Since Lin sit out today, I guess he might as well just sit the next 4 games

  • MoominFloren

    Hehe I can focus on work this morning….

  • John Lee

    I gotta say, I won’t miss the Lakers…except for the Serena part.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Seem like it that way:-) BS is beyond despicable.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, don’t miss Lakers at all:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I hope so bc there is not reason to play the lousy games & maybe will get injury for this team.

  • MoominFloren

    That’s good. We don’t have to tolerate another 4 games. Lin has done enough for showcasing himself, he should start fishing, playing golf right now

  • John Lee

    I hope Serena ends up with Lin-Davis after FA! LOL

  • webattorney

    Whoever at the game to see Lin very unlucky. Rockets vs. Spurs game going on right now.

  • John Lee

    IKR, all Jeremy gets for playing D, taking charges and getting hammered (and no calls) is being called soft.

    Lakers are not worthy. (pun unsure)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This I agree. Not sure JLin will agree though:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Guy is guy. That’s all I’m going to say:-)

  • BobbyH

    Lin not starting tonight?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin isn’t playing tonight.

  • tin3ytina

    Lin takes all these crazy charges, and bs says he played “ok.” I’m not surprised Lins not playing today after getting hammered yesterday like that

  • Brewkowski

    Lin’s not starting due to soreness in left knee?

  • Briiick

    Lin plays BB for fun and win, not for stats. The motivation for Lin to play the rest of the tanking games simply isn’t there any more.

  • BobbyH

    OK. Somehow I feel relieved. No need to waste time watching the ludicrous game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s what it says. Can’t wait to see what JLin is going to say. He did go to shootaround and he looked ok to me.

  • John Lee

    A ha! It’s cool for you to follow Jeremy, yet you tease me on Serena? :p

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I follow JLin because of his faith in Christ not because he is “handsome.” He is half of my age my dear:-)

  • Brewkowski

    Wow, I hope he’s not hurt and it’s just a BS bs.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. Yep. Don’t want him to sacrifice his body for Tanking Lakers.

  • John Lee

    Even with the five languages that I speak, it’s difficult for me to find a word to properly describe how low BS is as a person. Maybe a couple of profanities in Hokkien come close.

  • MoominFloren

    Just tired of BS, like us

  • MoominFloren

    Not handsome but cute to me :))

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    He might have bruises here and there from last game. Don’t think he can’t play. Otherwise, why went thru shootaround routine??? JLin wants to play for sure. So… Have to wait to see what JLin is gonna to say

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. I can speak more but refuse to go low with this subhuman being:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Can’t believe Lakers -10 & BS smile…?! LOL!

  • Joe what do you know

    Like… 白目?GY?

  • John Lee

    Well I like Serena because she’s witty and nice to Jeremy. There there. LOL

  • blubell

    Adorkable.

  • Brewkowski

    Man, this season with Byron Scott has been just gawd awful.

  • Brewkowski

    Hope it’s minor aches and pains and nothing serious.

  • John Lee

    Eh, don’t wanna say it here, some ladies here understand Hokkien (Mel?). Suffice to say “G” is on the right track.

  • blubell

    She is also adorkable.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s why I said it hit men more than middle age woman:-)

  • Rookie75094

    Bs dnp Jlin because he is afraid to get in the foxhole with Jlin….hahaha

  • Brewkowski

    All Lakers media stink. Even Serena.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Yes I can understand Hokkien (around 80%). Only speak a few words here and there. Don’t have much chance to practice:-)

  • BobbyH

    No no no. BS wanted to stay in the foxhole passively fighting the war, while Lin wants to go out there to win the war.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rookie75094

    The Spurs just tied the game with the rockettes. ..8-0 run…go Spurs go!!!

  • blubell

    Only when she flirts with Jeremy… then she stinks 😛

  • John Lee

    You take that back, you SOH you!

  • Maknusia

    I see wolves now!

  • Brewkowski

    :p

  • Rookie75094

    Another 8-0 run…Spurs up by 6….yeah.

  • Briiick

    Get used to it, LAL! Because it’s going to be the norm next season.

  • FrankW

    I’m out, not use to watch.

  • Brewkowski

    Not happy Lin is hurt but glad I don’t need to watch the Lakers.

  • dolphin2k2

    “knee” is code word for coach.

  • Maknusia

    popcorn is all stale now ;(

  • Rookie75094

    I switch to the Spurs and rockettes on going beat down of the hustun team…go spurs!!!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Solo

    Lakers 8-0 run, with Clarkson on the bench

  • Grace Nsns

    I rushed back just to find out Lin’s out today?

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ah well, off to see 2nd half of roadkill that is Houston Rockets.

    Jeremy better sit out the remaining Lakers games.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks…Jeez…I didnt even realize…didnt look at the title as well, except for the next game counter, which is two more days….lol

    The game started!!!!! Need to get my stream up

  • Maknusia

    LOL…didnt realize there is a game today!…Lin is not starting today?

  • Alain Gervais

    injured ….knee soreness

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s out, sore left knee, 🙁

  • Maknusia

    I dont mind him resting…nothing more to show under BScott scheme

  • Alain Gervais

    lol great minds think alike

  • Grace Nsns

    is this the one he got surgery on? I was worrying about his back yesterday, now this.

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • Alain Gervais

    idk left knee???

  • Grace Nsns

    I got it wrong, it’s right knee today, according to Trudell.

  • Alain Gervais

    which leg did lin have surgery on ???

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s tanking knee… Mike Bresnahan said sore right knee & Mike Trudell said sore left knee, so it’s right or left?!

  • Grace Nsns

    I checked, it was his left knee 3 years ago.
    Knee injury is no joke, I feel bad.

  • Alain Gervais

    is crazy how quickly leonard became the star of the spurs

  • Grace Nsns

    ok, I feel much better now.

  • Jim Stinehart

    JLin Fan from Australia:
    I must be about your age then. But I agree with John Lee on this one. When Serena is wearing those glasses, she’s mighty fine. And she’s virtually the only good thing about the Lakers organization.

  • CJSHYY

    Saw him pregame shooting around…nothing wrong.

  • TTNN

    22NN4 – Neither the Lakers nor Lin made any mention of it yesterday. This wasn’t announced until moments before tipoff

  • TTNN

    that’s from MarkG_Medina

  • wandertheglobe

    I’m glad Lin is doing the right thing and DNP – “opps I forgot with knee” for the remaining 5 games. Why risk injury and jeopardize his next contract for these meaningless games?

  • sws94

    Huh? He’s not playing the remaining games?

  • TTNN

    Lin in the practice before last game was in bench’s uniform, I think Lakers want to start Brown anyway.

  • leeda harun

    i hope lin is okay..better sit out

  • CJSHYY

    Not sure yet but I really don’t mind.

  • stam

    Whose playing PG with clarkson and buycks? It’s a shame they get to play with Ed Davis.

  • sws94

    It’s only 4 games. If he’s up to it and won’t injure himself, it’s a chance to see him play. Don’t know where he goes following this season, but won’t get to see him play again until preseason, late Sept or October.

  • sws94

    BUycks.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you don’t like baseball I would recommend you to plan something good to do. This gonna be a long summer before the real fun comes back again. Good luck to our guy Jeremy Lin.

  • John Lee

    She actually had the guts to subtly call out BS on a couple of occasions when no one else would or dared.

  • leeda harun

    maybe after shooting around he felt uncomfortable with his knee.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol summer is always the worst for sports. hopefully the easel puig blows up this year

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Wow… San Antonio is playoff ready. It will be exciting to have 2 teams that play team ball slug it out for the finals – Spurs/Warriors vs Hawks.

    Team ball vs Team ball… some Finals worth watching.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • leeda harun

    definitely rooting for this 3 teams in the playoff

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Houston is NOWHERE NEAR playoff ready with Jeremy out of the team and all those “fancy” pieces added.

  • Yascar

    I’ve got Formula 1. Keep calm and Forza Ferrari… until Jeremy is playing again. 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    mostly its kawhi leanords development. parker is not what he was last year. so spurs are lucky leonard got a lot better this year.

  • Alain Gervais

    dmo is out for the year. least year rox was much more talented looking at them this year its all harden

  • Alain Gervais

    spurs up by 15

  • Rookie75094

    Formula to beat the rockettes. ..shutdown horgden. …pretty easy… Spurs up by 15…hahaha

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Rockets don’t know how to defend a team that passes the ball around.

  • Alain Gervais

    warriors being the least of those three. idk i hates hit or miss teams

  • Alain Gervais

    clarkson 2-10

  • Grace Nsns

    or maybe after shooting BS told him Brown’s starting.

  • Grace Nsns

    he’s the future, he’s allowed to play through mistakes or whatever.

  • joyce ward

    Do you see Lin on the bench?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I would just wish him luck because reality will hit him once training camp start next season.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Would be nice if Lin is having dinner with Cuban in his Lux box now. lol

  • CJSHYY

    No.

  • Rookie75094

    I just realized I hate the rockettes a little bit more now because of the old man prigione…brought a lot of bad memory of Jimmy “rich boy” dolan

  • Chipdip

    JLin is out tonight. Sore knee. Happy he is not playing for this BS.

  • John Lee

    Memphis won today while Houston is well on its way to a loss.

    Anyone knows who has tie-breaker between MEM and HOU?

  • TTNN

    Ironically, Lin is not playing, so Ed has 15 min PT in half time already.

  • joyce ward

    I hope he is OK.

  • Alain Gervais

    spurs up by 19

  • Rookie75094

    Spurs up by 19..lol

  • CJSHYY

    They really play well no ISO ball like Lakers. Great team ball. So happy for them & also great fun to watch their game. Kill Rox tonight. LOL!

  • Grace Nsns

    Harden’s going to play 42min again, good for him.

  • bolero

    Rockets getting hammered.

  • tin3ytina

    someone needs to tell us the truth!!! hahaha

  • John Lee

    Yeah, run him down as to set up for third 1st round exit in a row.

  • Yascar

    Ok now I’m happy! Burn rockets burnnnnnn

  • Alain Gervais

    this is a statement game for the spurs its crazy last year spurs had no shot against the rockets. we we’re clearly more talented and athletic for them. but that was last year

  • Maknusia

    Nice to see, TParker turning it on…against the ROX

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Ugh, for some reason Jeremy isn’t ending up with teams who prioritize team ball. I kinda feel bad for him and I know the feeling. I do wish he can get out of that rut soon.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Dang game is exciting. The spurs, I mean.

  • John Lee

    Well, last year the Rox had Jeremy, ’nuff said.

  • Alain Gervais

    also parsons. the rox are harden bust to me. also Dwight rarely plays

  • Rookie75094

    mcheil is waving the white flag….down by 22…hahaha

  • Maknusia

    Its actually McHale bust!

  • tin3ytina

    no one can mess with the spurs!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They gave up bc no Harden w 6 min left in 4Q. Trash time early today.

  • Alain Gervais

    well

  • Maknusia

    yeah…we had been wasting our season with LAL!

  • joyce ward
  • tin3ytina

    lakers are really struggling in the 3rd.

  • Rookie75094

    Lol the Spurs are letting the rockettes backup scrubs scoring at will…sympathy points..

  • Alain Gervais

    how did the lakers loose by 6 or so to the clippers and be down by 19 on the nuggets. whats missing. mmmmmmmmm??????

  • Maknusia

    WOW…LAL starters are ALL double digit!!!! on +/-

  • Rookie75094

    tanker game…didn’t watch…don’t care..hehe

  • joyce ward
  • Alain Gervais

    clarkson -27 wow

  • John Lee

    Lakers future shining bright!

  • Rookie75094

    Turn over by papagorgio of family vacation vegas…hahaha

  • Rookie75094

    Game over …good job Spurs.

  • John Lee

    I’m torn on whom I want to see lose tonight, Rondo or Bledsoe. I hate them both, can’t they BOTH lose?

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s close to double-double, good stats anyway. #theFuture, lol

  • Alain Gervais

    rondo

  • tin3ytina

    no defense by lakers.

  • Rookie75094

    Yes they can by physically hurt each other. ..hehe

  • MEL LIN

    except lin

  • orLinaryjoe

    McHale has the patented “what the heck do I do” look, BS has the patented “I’m so P*ssed, so I will look tough” look.

  • joyce ward

    Does he look injured to you? just sayin

    https://instagram.com/p/1O6O5iDz2h/

  • bolero

    Got 'em: Nasty crossover sends uniformed cop tumbling http://t.co/qEWxW79KKJ via @mashable— Bo (@bolero2010) April 9, 2015

  • Alain Gervais

    a little he is not jumping that high also he lands a bit soft like he feels pain. i may be bias given i know he is listed as hurt.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Sore-knee-itas like Nick

  • Briiick

    No doubt, his heart is hurt.

  • CJSHYY

    No, I don’t believe that… if so then why the announcers don’t think to concern at all? Just for tanking IMO.

  • joyce ward

    You are seeing way more that I see. Even Nathan (on twitter) said that when he covered the Knicks,that most reporters given injuries after shoot around or before.He thinks that this is awful suspicious.

  • akgul

    My goodness the Lakers look like a D-league team right now…making Denver look like a playoff team….

  • tin3ytina

    lakers are locked in at 4th, so it sort of doesn’t matter anymore if they win or lose now. don’t know if its about tanking more than about giving jabari brown a better look. that sounds like something byron scott would do. unless lin is really hurt, then that’s unfortunate..

  • joyce ward

    Exactly.lin probablyy agreed to play when playing in Staples Center. Also I think Lin’s agent(Tandem) gave him the bigger picture leading up to FA.

  • Maknusia

    BScott is playing EDavis to reduce the embarrassment? lol

  • Briiick

    Wait till you watch when Kobe is playing.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so it’s a B2B game why needs to play since Lakers obvious wants to loss…

  • dolphin2k2

    Lin probably got word that they are tanking this game again and decided that his knees are not well. Might as well give his good buddy Davis some extra play time since they can’t be on the court at the same time.

  • CJSHYY

    Plus Lin said in his post game interview he is OK now… he looks so happy & in good mood last night.

  • Alain Gervais

    interesting still 1 less game

  • TTNN

    was Lin on bench? Did not see him

  • tin3ytina

    i lied. so if lakers lose today, then they’re locked in for 4th? okay, maybe it is a tank move!

  • joyce ward
  • akgul

    Already seen it…i dont know which is worse to be honest…they are all crap…Lin will be free soon

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • Yascar

    Didn’t see him either. I thought that’s a little strange.

  • John Lee

    Smells like Asik.

  • CJSHYY

    I feel even TWC announcers think this game it’s so boring & hope the game to over ASAP. LOL! Ya! JC got more TO today. Didn’t really shoot that well. Now w 6 min left to pad his stats time.

  • Jim Stinehart

    How are the Lakers’ starting guards doing in Jeremy’s
    absence? With 6:11 to go in the 4th
    quarter, they are a truly awful 7 for 26 for FGM, with 5 turnovers, and the
    Lakers are 21 points behind a non-playoff team on the one night of the year
    when Ryan Kelly of all people is hot. We miss you, Jeremy!

  • joyce ward
  • Maknusia

    No really that bad 🙂 He has good AST number…the ratio is good

  • Briiick

    Should have done it a few games earlier when BS took the PG role away from him.

  • tin3ytina

    stat wise, JC “looks” good. almost double double. but game is unwatchable

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! In this trash time he got the points & AS.

  • tin3ytina

    18 points, 9 assists, 4 TOs. looks good. down by like 20 or something though

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s still watching? you have to admire him.

  • Maknusia

    true…there is no “real” in the PG to drive the offense, but JC did well in terms of his game

  • CJSHYY

    It’s trash time so more easy to score also AS.

  • John Lee

    The technical term for it is sleepwatching.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Even when Lin had bad game, he still could get the other team defense focusing on him. Tonight Lakers have zero threat.

  • tin3ytina

    yeah. people who only look at stats won’t realize what a bad game JC was having tonight. looked tired and frustrated out there.

  • John Lee

    Statpadding.

  • akgul

    Remember that this is during Garbage time…still not seeing anything special about this kid….

  • John Lee

    Couldn’t agree more, at least sit out the two after the URI.

  • Alain Gervais

    clarkson stat padding

  • Grace Nsns

    This kid is lucky.

  • Alain Gervais

    lead still 20

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! The announcers & Trudell didn’t even care he score or not… just worry about draft #…. LOL!

  • tin3ytina

    game is finally over. sigh of relief.

  • John Lee

    Fool’s gold

    Definition: Team loses by 18 pts yet the PG with pretty stats has -24 on efficiency.

  • CJSHYY

    LBJ once said if you score 38 but your team still lose that means nothing. So if he can only score for his own but can’t help the team win…?! I still think he is a trade asset.

  • Grace Nsns

    and PER!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who made the decision that Lin shouldn’t even be on the bench? This is ugly.

  • Grace Nsns

    no-D shooting practice for both teams.

  • tin3ytina

    yes, yes, yes. i think he is fool’s gold. can always look good on the stat page, but won’t bring too many wins to team. he should play on bench next year

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’ve just started to feel bad for Clarkson. He’s being used like Beverley.

  • Brent Yen

    Even PB is more proven than he is…lol He is lucky

  • Grace Nsns

    without proper street clothes you’re not allowed to sit on bench, lol

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    True. Bev was hustling and he had more experience playing in EU.

  • Brent Yen

    I just hope Lin is ok. He MUST protect his Knee….and Back….

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Nothing wrong with him.

  • Alain Gervais

    sickness cause exhaustion which cause injury

  • John Lee

    Bev’s D is overrated, and is in fact inferior to Lin’s. But with that said, he’s still a better defender than JC, who’s starting to look like a Harden-wannabe minus the flopping skill.

  • Brent Yen

    He seem fine pregame…..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Kobe-wannabe.

  • Briiick

    No, his heart was hurt.

  • Brent Yen

    JC is not at PB’s level…….PB is not at Lin’s Level……the primary reason why JC and PB were starting over Lin. Because they are worse..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Of course he did. Lin was nowhere found, something’s wrong.

  • Rookie75094

    So who won? Hehe

  • Brent Yen

    THat I do not care…LOL JK

  • Maknusia

    Scott!!!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Really hate this team.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Heart broken young man. Horrible franchise Lakers.

  • TTNN

    Just realized that Young and Ellington are all NWT, is that stands for Not With Team?

    I think the team is really ready for the off season mode.

    I really think the team want to play Brown, so Lin might as well just not play any more.

  • John Lee

    Or something’s right? F/O summon or agents at work?

  • Brent Yen

    As long as Lin is healthy….only thing that matter

  • akgul

    yes it does..Still hope to see some Lin action last few games!

  • TTNN
  • Brent Yen

    OMG….

  • IsabeliJane*17

    AAAAAARGGH!!! NO!!!!

  • stam

    This is terrible… he’s taking too much contact. I hope he’s ok and will work on his jumper to preserve his body and career.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    His own artwork but missing Lin’s autograph.

  • joyce ward

    I am going to pray that it is not serious, and just maybe some arthritis.

  • leeda harun

    oh no …maybe for precaution

  • TTNN

    I hope he did not play through it too long….

    on the other hand, he should know the problem since he went through it once, so hopefully it is not as bad, and might as well shut it down….

  • Maknusia

    Oh!!! My!!!!

  • MoominFloren

    NO!!!!

  • Brewkowski

    Awful news. It would be such n awful shame if it’s reinjured in this awful waste of a season.

  • Maknusia

    Yeah….hmmmm kinda odd

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Does not make sense. Lin was fine up until they announced. No incident, no collision etc….this must be a setup for him to sit out for the rest of remained games, the same way they decided for Young. It’s good for Lin anyway.

  • BobbyH

    Just hope it is nothing serious. Just rest for the rest of the season. Not worth the 4 meaningless games.

  • leeda harun

    when you feel soreness better give it a check.

  • tin3ytina

    the people who watched the game are the real winners here.

  • rookie75094

    Yes…the Lord will protect Jlin….Prayer is all he needs.

  • tin3ytina

    this does not sound good… he should’ve just sat out after that sinus infection… sigh! 🙁

  • MoominFloren

    I hope you are right. Hope it’s just some PR tactics to cover up the whole sit out thing……

  • Briiick

    Hope you’re right that he is sensitive now to the warning sign.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Just wondering if Lin does have a torn meniscus, how long would he be out? Would he be able to make start of 2015 season?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Athletic not that easy to get injury in short moment. Plus they’re hiding Lin so far right now because they know Lin is bad at lying to his fans.

  • Brent Yen

    6 weeks after the surgery..give or take

  • Maknusia

    At times…players to get carried away..as well…hope its not serious

  • akgul

    Probably no biggie the good thing was he stood this game out…might aswell sit out the rest of these games no reason to risk it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Post game TW sports and still not mentioning about Lin or interview him. They’re hiding something.

  • Brent Yen

    WHy? Lin is not a long time Laker at all..

  • joyce ward

    I don’t think he has another torn meniscus. I think it might be soreness,which after surgery most patients will have to live live with. Lin has not played that many minutes as he did in NY to aggravate this tear. I think it might be more of arthritis pain.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They don’t want him to play anymore. They need to get as high as they can for keeping the pick

  • CJSHYY

    That’s why I feel so weird. I just check MM & Trudell… no infor about Lin’s injury at all. In fact, they don’t even talk about it? If he needs to have MRI?! I guess Lin is going to join Young’s group to DNP until the end of the season.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I only give my opinion as I see it. I still might be wrong

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Brent Yen

    They already got it today the top 4.

  • tin3ytina

    i hope so! that’s more reassuring~

  • HeroBallJLIN

    God forbid he does not have this injury but 6 weeks is not too bad. Lin could def make it to 2015 start of the season. Hope Lin is ok. I think he is. Lin just probably didn’t want to play this game since B2b and high altitude.

  • rookie75094

    probably a tanker charade to dnp Jlin the rest of the season…which i want to see anyway.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They tweeted out what the team told them. Why are they hiding Lin? What’s wrong with letting the media asking Q?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Still 5 or 6 games left. They also want to see rookies to play more. No point for Lin to be in uniform now.

  • Brent Yen

    But that is for normal activity I think. Lin’s 1st yr in HOU, it took him like 8 month (from the surgery in APR, to Dec) to get back his old form.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin needs to sit now, if MRI is needed. Positive or negative, he sits…please.

  • tin3ytina

    WHERE ARE THEY HIDING LIN?! and why?!
    Hahahah i am curious

  • CJSHYY

    By the end of the game, TWC announcers & Trudell were talking about secure the pick, they don’t even care about JC score or not…? If Lin’s injury that bad why during the whole game no one mentioned anything at all?

  • TTNN

    MM did not travel with team today.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I agree but the way it goes, SMH. Fans are still want to see him 5 or 10 min in useless game and no hard contact, no harm.

  • TTNN

    I did noticed Lakers send players to MRI pretty frequently. Anything they are not sure they send them to MRI.

  • CJSHYY

    Trudell was there. He is team beat writer. I really feel this just like when they said Hill & Young was injury… the same MRI then Hill can play…?! This team just so weird.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Hotel, Airport with Nick Young, who knows?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yep, lakers media are working together with the team unlike NY media.

  • leeda harun

    well I dont think they are hiding..they want to know for sure..

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Right, I remember that. Lin wasn’t playing like himself till Dec. Well I don’t want to jump to conclusion to much but man that would suck. Lin needs to be in good shape for FA.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s hope for the best!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s ok with what you believe.

  • Yascar

    Whatever it is, let’s pray for our boy.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Again, no one tweeted where Lin is.

  • tin3ytina

    they’re hiding him.. LOL

  • rookie75094

    Dear Lord You have been protect Jlin all along…I have faith that you will protect him for the rest of his career…Thank you Lord and Amen.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They kept him from the media.

  • tin3ytina

    yeah! hahah this feels like a movie script. Lol.. oh the conspiracies.. hahaha

  • joyce ward

    Why are they keeping him from the media?

  • leeda harun

    maybe from the FA….lol

  • rookie75094

    remember when the knicks try to hide from the rockets from delivering the Jlin contract.

  • tin3ytina

    maybe… if media gets a hold of lin and asks about his knee, lin might respond with, “what about my knee?” and we’ll find out that lakers just pulled a stunt. hahah i’m just joking. i don’t know. it seems weird that he didn’t sit on bench during game with a sore knee. i mean, it can’t be that serious if he was practicing right before the game, right?

  • tin3ytina

    either way, we need mark medina. he always keeps tabs on jlin. he knows his fans are waiting for his jlin tweets

  • HeroBallJLIN

    My theory is Lin has been sliding around and falling down a lot lately in his games, esp last night. Lin has been wearing different Adidas sneakers which I believe do not provide a good enough grip. I think Lin’s shoes are not providing enough lateral support and agile support for the way Lin plays. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because to avoid answering his injury. When? How? Why Where? …..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    What do you this is? This still a business and entertainment. Team controls what send out.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    MM would not have any access.

  • TTNN

    yeah, however, it is kind of strange that Lin only announce not playing 15 min before the game, and nobody even ask what happened after the game. Maybe they were not allowed to talk about it….

  • John Lee

    Not weird, just bunch of lying sobs with zero basketball sense.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. By the end of the game, Trudell & TWC announcers only talked about secure draft pick not even report the game or care JC score the last 3 points…?! Lin, no one even talk about him at all. Not TWC or even Den feed about his injury today?! Weird.

  • webattorney

    Saw highlights of Houston vs. Spurs game. Parker really elite at finding ways to score against the bigs. He just seems to know how to avoid getting blocked. Parker is the best in this particular category; he doesn’t drive to the rim, he glides and scoops in shots before the bigs can lay their hands on the ball. Spurs getting in the playoff mode now to make another run.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! That’s exactly how I feel. Even now I don’t believe anything wrong w Young at all. Just got DNP that’s all.

  • JoeTeam

    oh, oh, it wasn’t worth it. I pray it’s nothing serious.

  • John Lee

    Parker IS good, but he also has some of the best in the business, teammates AND coaches, to help him get the spacing needed. Whereas Jeremy gets near zero picks (BS no-PNR) and lazy Hill clogging up the lane. The only guy with enough smarts to play PNR with him isn’t even allowed to share court time.

  • Linja

    WHATEVER happened, Lin’s season has ended. But, it is good.

  • webattorney

    I am not talking about the help. When you see Parker go one on one against the bigs, he has very unconventional moves that I have not seen any other PGs have. He has the ability to stop and then glide and scoop his shots, all at the same time.

  • JoeTeam

    hope you are right.

  • CJSHYY

    Only 4 games left.

  • Brent Yen

    What was Young’s diagnosis?

  • John Lee

    Not trying to diminish Parker, just comparing situations. As good as Parker is, his play would still suffer under BS treatment and dumb/lazy teammates.

  • tin3ytina

    wasn’t it a small knee cap fracture?

  • John Lee

    Bovine excrement poisoning.

  • webattorney

    Again, you are missing my point. I agree with you, but I am just focusing on the specific ability he has to avoid getting blocked by the bigs EVEN when he goes one on one. Not even comparing Parker with Lin. I am saying I have never seen other PGs release the ball so quickly.

  • Brent Yen

    Oh ok….M……

  • John Lee

    Not missing it, already acknowledged. Like the form myself.

  • Brent Yen

    I think if Duncan was playing with Lin in that CLi game, he is not gonna be blocked that many times.

  • Kianainhi

    Medina didn’t make the trip to Denver.

  • John Lee

    Good, someone understood my English. LOL

  • Acbc

    That’s not the only advantage Parker has over Lin. Parker has a great coach teaching him, he gets to play with the same guys over and over again to build chemistry and finally he has wealth of experience. Parker is not just allowed to excel, he is supported and given every opportunity to be a winner.

    When it come to Lin’s situation, take every advantage Parker has and take it away from Lin so that he has absolutely no support, no chemistry, no coaching and you will understand why Parker looks so good compared to Lin.

  • webattorney

    I don’t see anywhere you acknowledged the specific skill I am talking about.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • tin3ytina

    yeah, but he would tell the twitter jlin fans that he could not get a hold of lin. or something along that line. right now, it’s just pure silence. fishy..

  • John Lee

    Here, let me spell it out. I fully acknowledge Parker’s smooth form in avoiding bigs in the low post, as stated by webattorney. Moving on.

  • tin3ytina

    parker has a great jumpshot. probably one of his best attributes to his game.

  • John Lee

    Thank you, my point exactly. Parker’s talent is further enhanced and complemented by resources other than his own. Whereas Lin not only has NONE of those, he has people working AGAINST him from within his own club.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a back to back game and so there is not much time for practices. Lin looks alright on the court in the last game against the Clippers. It’s fishy

  • joyce ward

    Listen. let me remind all of you that this is a lin fan site. Our concern should be about lin and his “alleged injuries”, so all this talk about SA and Rockets,I could care less…jmo

  • webattorney

    The point is you didn’t do that before when you said you did. Now you are doing it. Anyway, it’s just incredible to me how Parker manages to avoid getting blocked by the bigs time and time again. That’s why Parker is so good during playoff because of this ability to avoid getting blocked using his underhand scoop.

  • Brent Yen

    I wish tomorrow comes quicker.

  • Acbc

    Exactly. Duncan commands a lot of attention that none of Lin’s teammates have ever had except for perhaps Chandler. Even Howard was quite useless for all of his sheer physicality. Howard just didn’t have the court smarts to move off ball to help create spacing for Lin, in fact one can argue that he clogged up space for Lin.

  • webattorney

    Look, I said one thing, and you are saying another thing. I don’t know why you are trying to turn my point into some general point about how Parker has so much help and better coaching when my only point was that Parker has this elite ability to avoid getting blocked by the bigs.

  • Kianainhi

    What? TWC didn’t even mention JC? Now I find that strange after hyping him EVERY game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps those injuries of Nick Young, Ellington, and JLin are all part of a cover up. They sure look better than DNP-CD.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m with you about JLin “alleged injuries.” Something doesn’t smell right.

  • webattorney

    That too. But I have seen other PGs who has great jump shots but not his ability to release the ball so quickly by scooping the ball before getting blocked. Most PGs have incredibly difficult time avoiding getting blocked by the bigs.

  • John Lee

    I said Parker “IS” good, just didn’t go out of my way to explicitly acknowledge the particular skill specified, since it was implied as I’m replying to your post. Pardon the laziness, ended up typing more to clear up.

    Has Lin ever use a scoop like that?

  • tin3ytina

    and why are they hiding him! i always had my suspicions about nick young’s “knee injury.” but, once they got the med reports, i figured it was true. i don’t know anymore..

  • Kianainhi

    I think it was a tear or fracture in his kneecap.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have the same suspicion. Byron Scott doesn’t want to look bad by DNP-CD lots of his stars in this team. He manages to find excuses to get the same result through other means. Lin is just the latest victim.

  • John Lee

    I NEVER understood the hype about Howard. IMHO he’s really not much better than DMo. But in a league where Kelly can be an NBA player…

    I miss the skillful bigs of the 80’s and 90’s like Jabbar, Olajuwon, Ewing…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is JLin pregame shootaround. Didn’t see his knee was iced this season. If there is an injuries/pain, it should be iced during the game like last season. I haven’t seen.
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/585960367307694080

  • JoeTeam

    I didn’t see the Parker play, but just last night, Lin avoided a Jordan block by shifting to his left hand and lifting the ball above the incoming block. That was great, and BBall Breakdown called it getting more elevation off the wrong footed takeoff. I’m not sure it’s that – it’s just using his left hand to elevate above the block. That was really smooth. Jordan swatted the glass it was great.

    And did you see the footwear highlight at 25 sec where he went through his legs, necessarily unlike Harden’t windup, to create a near ankle break with Barnes and get completely free? Too bad I think that got a block, but he was like wide open in the paint with Barnes shooting to his right while he cut toward the rim.

  • joyce ward

    Yall have to remember this is Hollywood and the guy that the lakers have for the doc on their team is from the renaissance area with no knowledge of today’s sports medicine.He is basically going off of his knowledge in the past and not is relevant for the presence.just sayin…

  • John Lee

    It’s an EXTENSION from your point. And Parker DOES have a lot of help, and it DOES NOT diminish his talent by admitting such. Why are you acting as if I’m trying to diminish Parker when I’m not, and acting up like I’m trying to hijack the thread or something. Chillax.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Honestly I’m still suspicious about NY even with the so-called medical report.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m afraid to say anything but my prayers because it could be anything.

  • tin3ytina

    is it a coincidence that both of byron scott’s most criticized players have knee injuries?

  • CJSHYY

    I saw the video. I don’t think anything wrong w him, IMO. This Org just weird & sick… This just like standard SOP… name injury then MRI then no more news. Like Hill & Young. Just Hill for no needed treatment ….magic he can come back to play…?!

  • Kianainhi

    You’re right. There was no icing of his left knee during last game or previous games. .

  • Yascar

    I hope Jeremy tweets something. Anything. I also think there’s something strange going on. Just hope he’s ok.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If that’s the case, NBA should put this Lakers org in extinction.

  • John Lee

    I read about it but missed the highlights from the last couple of games. Too depressed and too little time. Prioritized Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode last night. 🙂

  • rick

    Look, I am with you on this. I watched Tony Parker play. He has some moves/skills that Lin can emulate

  • Charlie S

    I’ve read a lot of stupid quotes by BS. But man his “shooting me in the back” quote might take the cake.

  • John Lee

    Or just move the Lakers back to Minneapolis. LA can get T-Wolves as punishment.

  • Kianainhi

    Possibly during one of the slips, he twisted his knee. Probably felt the worse of it today. Hopefully, Lin address it in the next few days.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. It’s very unusual for JLin not to play game in less than 15 minutes. If he is injured, we should know more. Hopefully JLin himself will tell us one way or the other. Maybe they are on the plane? Hope will learn sth soon.

  • JoeTeam

    I think the Footwear highlights are on the last thread. Def work a look, that between the legs move at 25 sec.

  • Brent Yen

    I feel Lakers’ trainer is not doing a good job in general. Vtti?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. I have “deep” suspicion on BS.

  • JoeTeam

    why, because he blew out Kobe’s shoulder lol?

  • Kianainhi

    Yep, Vitti..

  • Charlie S

    BS training regimen has led to season ending injuries for so many players.

  • Brent Yen

    Their list of injury is just…..too long

  • John Lee

    Colonel Jessup: “Is there any other kind?”

  • Maknusia

    yup…totally agree with you

  • JoeTeam

    hmmm, yes to some of that being poor prep.

  • Acbc

    I just remember how Lin stuffed Parker last year and totally dominated him. Parker is indeed one of the best in the league, but after watching Lin play, with some pretty bad teammates and no help from refs, I think lin is on track to be a much better player than Parker.

    The point is that when you rave about someone else on this forum, you’re going to get immediate comparisons to Lin. Maybe it was totally unintentional for you to draw that comparison, but you have to expect it because of the current situation Lin is in. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE MOOD OF THE POSTERS ARE SUCH THAT THERE IS A LOT OF FRUSTRATION FROM THE BS TREATMENT THAT HAS HAMPERED LIN’S GAME.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Yes kind of reminds of when D Rose messed up his knees when his foot pivoted the sorta side ways when he landed. Lin might have done that with those Adidas sneakers.

  • joyce ward

    No because he has been with the team fo more than 20 + years and has not kept upon today’s sports medicine

  • John Lee

    Not sure about Vitti being guilty or innoncence, but BS conditioning surely didn’t help avoid injuries…assuming it was not intentionally designed to cause them.

  • JoeTeam

    OIC, thx. New ideas are good.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc they were so busy to talk about how their draft pick … I don’t think they even care about this game at all since it sure will loss.

  • Yascar

    He’s a terrible coach. I can’t think of anything good he’s done for the team.

  • Kianainhi

    This is their way of pulling him out of rotation than a straight out DNP. Remember the outrage on his last DNP and his ESPN article referring to the DNP. OK, now I’m getting cynical.

  • Brent Yen

    He got that top 4

  • John Lee

    That’s fair. This is after all, a Lin forum. But man I like Parker and I like his game, and he always gave Jeremy props because it takes game to know game. This is why the Spurs is one of my top destinations for Lin’s FA, “even if” Lin had to play from bench. I would not accepted the same from Mavs or any other team.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Worse that because he wants to tank so much that he even got the uninjured players practiced so hard in between games. What a despicable person!! Never dislike a person so much besides KB.

  • Yascar

    True. I stand corrected then lol

  • Kianainhi

    I recall in TWC previous discussions, it was all about who should get the MVP award & JC.

  • John Lee

    Let’s not even talk about coach, because coaching’s something BS simply cannot do. He is a nasty human being, period.

  • joyce ward

    I will sit with you on this, and lin is ok with this because he is sick of Scott and his antics.

  • Acbc

    Lin did many of the same great drives that created Linsanity when he had Chandler and Stat. The ability to attack the rim with success has to do with speed and space. When you have bigs that can draw defenders away from you, you will look very good.

    DJ can go at Lin without ever having to think about his own man because his own man is too dumb to work off ball to make himself an easy target for a pass. Stat and Chandler worked the spacing to force the bigs to choose who was more of a threat. DJ doesn’t. As soon as he sees Lin he abandons his man and goes to take out Lin.

  • Maknusia

    AT times, swelling doesnt happen immediately, overnight swelling is a possibility

  • Rookie75094

    Lol. ..I just watched that movie… “grave danger?”

  • Maknusia

    2013 article…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1618056-la-lakers-injuries-its-fair-to-question-training-staffs-effectiveness

    Kobe Bryant—ankle sprain, Achilles strain

    Dwight Howard—torn shoulder labrum

    Pau Gasol—plantar fasciitis, concussion

    Steve Nash—broken leg, strained hip

    Ron Artest—post-surgical knee

    Steve Blake—strained abdominal

    Earl Clark—strained groin

    Chris Duhon—back spasms

    Devin Ebanks—flu

    Jordan Hill—post-surgical hip

  • CJSHYY

    They don’t care about the game for sure. To my surprised, Stu even said JC shoot rate today & TO… just not as warm as before… I just feel it’s boring game for them..LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But information like possible injury will hurt an UFA looking for his next contract next season. JLin is an UFA and I don’t think he would go along with it if it is hurting his chances of playing for another NBA contract, unless Lakers has already made a substantial offer to Jeremy Lin to stay being a Laker and Lin has already verbally accepted it. Then Jeremy would have to oblige to this sort of arrangement.

    Jeremy mentioned he wouldn’t answer any question about his free agency next season until July and then subsequently changed to the end of April. There must be a reason. No team can talk to Jeremy before July. If Jeremy could answer the Q of his agency after the end of April, the contract must be from LA Laker.

    Afterall just letting go of Jeremy free after paying $15m to him for this season really doesn’t make good sense; not financially. I tend to think that the FO knows what they’re going to do about Byron Scott + Kobe and Mitch Kupchak has had plans for them. Byron Scott is not happy about that and that’s why he’s saying that some players are shooting him on the back.

    Jeremy’s agent told us that victory is certain. He wouldn’t have said that unless he knew that the next contract is ready for Lin to sign; possibly at the end of this season (April).

    The FO is aware of the what Jeremy said in the last postgame interview and perhaps they don’t want Jeremy to comment anymore about this before the final announcement is made at the end of April.

    That’s logical. Because it’s hard to sell Laker tickets next season with Byron and Kobe on the spot light again. If Jeremy agreed and accepted a contract to play for the Laker in maybe the next 4 years, I don’t think selling tickets would be a big problem as long as Byron Scott and Kobe fades out as scheduled and Lin gets to play his game. We have to agree that Jeremy is a big draw to Laker fans and the poll about Jeremy’s Lin comeback is not without a reason though.

    That’s not impossible. We all know that Byron Scott and Kobe are just less than 1 more season thing. Jeremy matures and becomes a PG of the future. As to the rest of this season, the FO may decide that they would let Byron Scott finish it whatever way he wants. Byron Scott is not in the future plan of the Laker and the FO would just want everything goes quietly for the next few games left for the season. Team rebuilding will be started at the end of April and Byron Scott would be striped off his power in controlling the team’s future.

  • LAJane

    With Lin’s knee, it could be that he’s feeling that it’s a little off or he has some discomfort that he’d be keeping his eye on but maybe normally wouldn’t stop him from playing…but with only a few games left on a tanking team and his FA coming up, it may be that he’s taking a very conservative approach. Check it out, take no chances, take it easy, stay healthy for what’s next. It is unusual for him to show up for shoot around and then pull out at the last minute. I don’t know that BS has to bother with a disguised DNP at this point – he’s pretty much doing as he pleases with the team anyway without creating more hassle for himself. I suspicion that he’s in some hot water for that stupid “foxhole” comment. So I’m taking the view that it was Lin pro-actively protecting himself. God willing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Something might happen at the end of April that would surprise lots of Lin fans here. My prediction, Lin would probably agree to stay in LA and play for the Lakers to my disappointment and the disappointment of many fans here.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    “The victory is certain”
    No victory is certain unless Lin is going to be signed next season with a decent contract. In the meantime, the contract could only come from LA Laker.

  • Brent Yen

    Reasonably protecting his own health is also being professional. He is doing the right thing.

  • John Lee

    I must be looking at a different highlight clip, saw the move at 35sec of the April 5 game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    in a losing effort.

  • tin3ytina

    what? no. no. no. i’ll put money on it

  • some speculated the practice floor could be too hard and might’ve caused so many injuries

    But whether it’s true or not, it’s better not to be in Lakers for the long-term.
    Spurs fountain of youth or Suns famous medical staff will be better

  • yup, that crazy conditioning could’ve contributed to Randle’s 1st game injury

  • I agree. If Lin shuts it down until the final game or 2 to show his knee is OK to many GMs for the FA, it would be good for me.
    No need to prove anything in the last tanking games

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Would MRI on the knee be able to diagnose any toxic rabies from spending too much time in the FoxHole? LOL

    4 more games to Freedom!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Did JLin take the pic after the game??? What do u think about this?

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is too toxic that MRI machine might be knock off and need a re-calibration.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s after the game. I believe he’s OK.

  • LAJane

    a) He shows up for his fans…big heart…appreciative
    b) saving self for next team

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. He looks “happy” to me. Doesn’t seem like concern about his knee….The plot thickens (famous @awarde:disqus word:-)

  • tin3ytina

    LOL! too funny.. this is a good one

  • JoeTeam

    here ya go:

  • MRI technician be like, “Fire in the FoxHole!” lol

  • CJSHYY

    I really think there’s nothing wrong w him at all. Just like Hill & Young. I got the feeling today’s game must be a sure have to loss one. FO is really care about the loss today also from Tredull talked to TWC announcers about Magic won or lose today? (don’t remember…) they just cared a lot about the draft #… near the end of the game. So I think that’s why they didn’t want Lin to play today.

    If you looked at Lin’s interview last night, I think someone did ask him about his health or … he smiled said he is OK…

  • yeah, if DNP due to MRI on the “left knee” having previous injury is just an excuse but can be question mark to Lin’s FA, it would be highly irresponsible of Lakers

  • tin3ytina

    so lin was at the game? where was he during the game? sitting in the locker room? for a “sore” knee? well, at least he looks good here!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This is why I feel so odd about the sudden DNP. JLin even went to shootaround. Very very suspicious on this decision. Something is going on. Doesn’t matter. Only concern about he is getting a real injury for this nonsense org. Not worth it at all. As long as he is healthy, I’m okay for DNP for the rest of the season.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin must be hiding out from media. Meeting many fans. Let’s see how many pics pop up.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Because he didn’t expect to not play, he wasn’t suiting up and/or Lakers didn’t want another reprimand for DNP-CD . So he stayed in locker. Whatever that is, I’m very suspicious of this move.

  • CJSHYY

    I know something is up… this team is so weird & sick. Now Hill, Young, & Boozer all DNP for no reason?! I don’t mind Lin gets DNP to the end of the season. Just hope he will not stay… So worry.

  • If this MRI is just an excuse to DNP Lin, I hope Lin would take a lot of public pictures of biking/golfing/wrestling to show GMs and fans that he’s doing all right.

    And perhaps take a picture with someone wearing this T-Shirt 🙂
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419-jueBxRL._SX342_.jpg

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just realized that he wrote this in his FB. That means JLin is telling his fans he is okay. Definitely the plot thickens.

  • linspiredinla

    Yes, he was warming up pre-game & getting up shots. Photo was taken before game. There was a time stamp on his photo.

  • linspiredinla

    Before.

  • tin3ytina

    oh okay. that would make more sense. thanks!

  • linspiredinla

    Paranoia reins here.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    After JLin posted this pic in his FB, it confirms my suspicions that something else is up rather than “alleged” injury. Yeah I believe he does have bruise and minor injuries at this time but not something that causes the loss of playing time or something to be really concerned with. This is just BS way of DNP-CD.

  • Maknusia

    lol

  • TTNN

    my theory is that Lakers want to start Brown at SG for evaluation purpose today, thus Lin don’t want to play as back up SG, thus decided not to play 15 min before the game start. There is really nothing to play for if Lakers are not playing for the win, and they don’t really need Lin.

    Usually player start to shoot around 90 min before tip off, Lin decided not to play only 15 min before tip off, which is right at the time they need to announce starter, it is hard to imagine knee injury take that long to find out he could not play. Also, in that case, usually the team will say Lin is questionable at the beginning of the shoot around, but today there was no mention earlier. And for this unexpected injury, surprisingly there is no one ask the coach about Lin’s injury after the game.

    So it could well be that they know what it is, but could not talk about it. Only one reporter report it. No other mention or update, which is kind of strange.

    Also, in the practice before yesterday’s game, Lin was in bench’s jersey.

    Further, Young wasn’t even join the team in this away trip.

    Not sure whether Byron’s don’t want to go to the foxhole has anything to do with this or not, could due to this talk, Lin don’t want to play. Could also be this whole thing was planned as an excuse to start Brown, since Lin might told them if they want to start Brown, he might as well not play, then Byron got frustrated and talk about foxhole then.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Where do u see the time stamp???

  • Maknusia

    I really hope so,,,,

  • Maknusia

    Indeed its a weird team…none of their action makes sense

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think so. That’s his way to tell his fans that I am OK. I really hate BS.. why Lakers FO will be fooled by him?! smh!

  • linspiredinla

    On his LINE post.

  • Maknusia

    Really hope so…..kinda worried here… 🙁

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK. When did he post it?

  • Keith

    Did Lin delete that picture?

  • John Lee

    And…Joe with the Assist. Sick move by Jeremy!

  • linspiredinla

    Can you at least entertain the fact that something happened during his warm-up, causing “sore knee”? They don’t do MRI for no reason!!

  • linspiredinla

    No, still there. Viewed by over 11K followers.

  • Keith

    It is now 11:30 LA times. That pic was posted on his facebook about 46 mins ago. Not sure when picture was taken tho.

  • orLinaryjoe

    We’re all hoping you’re right. MRI, no laughing excuse.

  • John Lee

    Sure, ANYTHING is possible. But the timing is way coincidental on this one, and BS doesn’t exactly have a clean record when it comes to being sneaky or DNP-CD about Jeremy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed. Otherwise he will go silence or say something if he is really dealing with “injury.”

  • linspiredinla

    It is not anything. It is medical deduction.

  • Keith

    I thought Lin posted it on twitter. Just went to his facebook. Thanks .

  • orLinaryjoe

    Most likely scenario.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    It’s in his FB.

  • John Lee

    I meant announcing injury right about when starters are announced, after 75 min of practicing just fine.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I know. That’s just the way JLin shares to his fans that he is ok. He knows we are all concerns about his “injury.”

  • linspiredinla

    He just posted a photo. Not telling fans anything. MRI tomorrow is the definitive answer to all wild speculations here.

  • CJSHYY

    But before the game he didn’t have to carry the backpack?

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Before the game he didn’t have to carry the backpack. The dress isn’t right either.

  • linspiredinla

    We don’t know that practicing was just fine, do we? Last minute scratch tells me something happened just before game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have a theory about things happening to Jeremy and the comments and changes of Byron Scott about Lin.

    It seems that Lin’s agent and LA Laker has already agreed on a contract for Jeremy to play for LA Lakers for years to come. It also seems to me that there is already a team revolt and Byron Scott is the one who is desperately asserting himself in the rest of his days in LA. That foxhole comment is for real and BS knows something that we don’t to the extent that he feels he’s being shot at the back.

    The knee injury thing is highly suspicious with Jeremy taking shooting practices and complying to stay away from the media. The last time Byron Scott DNP-CDed Jeremy, Jeremy was immediately reinstated not like the other teammates. Lin’s agent told us that victory is certain. The only victory for him is a contract for Jeremy for the next season. Byron Scott seems stay away from being negative about Jeremy since then to the extent that he has even praised Jeremy. I think the would happen if Byron already knows that Jeremy is coming back and there is nothing he can do about it.

    In due respect to all Lin fans here, I am also one of them and I don’t want Jeremy to play for Byron Scott ever again but it’s not our choices. Jeremy seems to like playing in LA, not necessarily playing for Byron Scott but that can be arranged because Byron won’t stay being the head coach for too long. I guess Jeremy will have a longer and better contract than him from the Laker.

    Paying Jeremy $15m this season and just let him go free thereafter doesn’t look like a good financial decision. I guess the FO will let Byron finish this season in whatever way he wants. Byron would want to suck the organization into as many future commitments with him as possible. Byron’s effort to get more talents and help JC in padding stats tell me that he wants to have control in the team. That is not to say that he doesn’t have the control right now. But Byron Scott is feeling increasingly insecure with his position. His foxhole metaphor says something about him being shot at the back. That’s not a hypothesis. I think that’s having real consequences for his future in the team.

    So what do you think about Lin’s future season?

    The poll to test players that fans want to have them back is not an accident. The polls recently really meant something more about the future of the Laker. Jeremy seems to agree on something with the team. When he was asked about his free agency, Jeremy said he would only answer this question at the end of July but he changed to end of the April immediately. From April to July, only Laker is allowed to make an offer to Jeremy. I think there is a realistic chance that Jeremy will come back to play for the Laker next season to my disappointment and the disappointment of many Lin fans here.

    LA Laker is going to have problems of selling tickets next season. This is real revenue not like things about Byron Scott’s team management. It’s cash and revenue. The FO has to sell tickets to their fans. With Kobe coming back and Byron Scott still running the show, do you think they have enough draw to the fans of buying into their team rebuilding. My 2 cents is nobody would care to watch Kobe’s final year and Byron’s mismanagement which frequently leads only to landslide losses after losses.

    Yes Byron is good at padding stats for some of his players but he couldn’t manipulate a win from his opposition. That’s why Byron is still having the worst win-loss record in NBA. How many more fans will come to watch Kobe and Jordon Clarkson to loss games next season?

    The FO needs to sell tickets and Jeremy Lin has been a big draw to sponsors and ticket sales. Plus Jeremy Lin clearly has turned around the corner and played like a legit PG in the league. Lin has earned respect from his opposition that has been very obvious. Paying $15m to Lin this season and let him go free is an insane decision! Teams don’t run like this.

  • John Lee

    Please name this Autobot…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Those are expensive resources for the team.

  • CJSHYY

    What made you think so? “It seems that Lin’s agent and LA Laker has already agreed on a contract for Jeremy to play for LA Lakers for years to come. “

  • tin3ytina

    it’s not a matter of us not wanting him back in la. for one, he doesn’t want to be back in la. second, byron scott is not going anywhere yet. he’s staying at least another year. so, i HIGHLY doubt this is true

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I did ask JLin fans who had LINE. They said JLin posted this pic after game. Yep backpack is quite the telling. This pic should be taken after game.

  • John Lee

    There were videos from practice. Again, it’s in the timing. Sure, stranger things have happened, but I wouldn’t put it past BS with a smokescreen.

    Let’s stop playing the conspiracy theory police here. I’m willing to entertain that medical issue IS a possibility, but people have the right to suspicion of foul play.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so too. Bc I went to the game before… from this picture, don’t look like before the game. You can’t possible see him wears his own cloth before the game on court side.

  • tin3ytina

    i think it’s really suspicious that the media has not mentioned a single word about this post-game. usually, they are all over these kinds of things.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree. Let’s wait to see the result of MRI. But I’m still leaning toward foul play:-) Have taken MRI before. Sometimes it’s for ruling out certain medical condition. Am not too concerned about this until result says otherwise.

  • Brent Yen

    That is obvious a reasonable doubt

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. No one said anything except MRI on left knee. Didn’t give any details how this has taken place and so on.

  • CJSHYY

    This is the same story from Hill & Young too. smh!

  • tin3ytina

    or bothered to ask jlin how he got that sore knee. we all know media loves to talk to him, so why not now?

  • John Lee

    Lin’s left knee is an easy cop-out. Even if MRI results came out negative, no one can fault the Lakers for being cautious with his once-injured knee. Too convenient and timing was fishy, especially so after NY’s injury coinciding with his dog-house status.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Another telling is no one on the stadium. It’s empty. Normally you will see a few souls around.

  • Brent Yen

    Man…I have not read this yet, but this is really long…lol

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He only took picture w fans after the game not before.

  • Brent Yen

    I still do not know why Lakers care

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agreed. That’s why I have called BS out as soon as I saw that he was DNP just minutes before the game. Seconds before I saw the clip on his shootaround. I didn’t see any untoward. Fans who took the clip said nothing about his “medical condition.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    So what do u think it’s???

  • orLinaryjoe

    No offense Kwok, not theory. This is a thesis, LOL.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, press is like sharks, they follow the blood. No press attention sure is very telling, especially with Jeremy who normally commands LOTS of media attention.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Well, you can tell us so, if this happens.

  • tin3ytina

    LOL! i skimmed.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s also true! That’s why I said JLin wants this fans to know he is ok. He knows we will be very concerned when he didn’t play and the reason was his “knee.”

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is normal to feel sore in NBA…..lol especially when you are in a fox hole…

  • John Lee

    With the Lakers’ split personality in the F/O, no one knows what to expect anymore. For all we know, Lakers could fire BS, buy out Kobe, bring back D’Antoni and resign Jeremy with near-max contract and it wouldn’t surprise me anymore.

  • CJSHYY

    To tell the truth, after saw his post game interview from last night, I got the same feeling that he maybe will stay.. Hope I am wrong…But he looks like a leader for this team when he talked about the team, player. Also he said about his FA… just worry this will come true.

  • Maknusia

    you are mocking him now?!!! lol…summary would be nice 🙂

  • Maknusia

    so MRI is BScott’s secret weapon! 🙂

  • tin3ytina

    i thought opposite. when they asked about the clippers rivalry, he said it didn’t matter to him. if he bleeds purple and gold, he would not say that. he would lie and say that clippers are definitely a rival. because they are. clippers think they can share LA with us, but they’ll never win any championships. yeah, the cut is deep, so for jlin to say it doesn’t matter to him is like saying he’s not a laker next year.

  • Brent Yen

    That machine does have a big hole in the middle.

  • Spyckie

    Doing some analysis of Lin’s stats to see what he made of this season:

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01.html

    The GOOD:

    – His 3 pt % is at a career high .368. It has been on an upward trend and it’s good to see the work paying off.
    – His rebounding % is back to normal. With McHale, I think there was an order from the coaches for pgs to not go for the rebound. He posts good rebounding rates for a guard.
    – His stats have not tapered off in pretty much all the little things – steals are good, blocks are good, assists are back at a semi-normal rate for him. His per 36 everything is very much in line with his career stats.

    The BAD:

    – His 2pt field goal % has dropped. This is due to 3 things – 1) lower % finish at rim (60%), 2) more 2pters, and 3) the lack-of-kobe effect (I’ll explain later)

    The UGLY:

    – He has a similar usage as he did in Houston. This means that he was sidelined as much in LA as Houston. No change at all…
    – He has 20% less minutes as he did in his first year in Houston. This is very sad; he had 32 min/game, and this year he was around 25. Truly a shocking statistic in my book.

    The (lack of) Kobe effect:

    Believe it or not, Lin was producing at an elite level when playing with Kobe. His at rim % was .75, which is an incredible rate for a guard. To put it in perspective, Lebron has a 72% rim conversion rate. Lin is right now sitting at 60%, which I think could be much better.
    Say all you want about Kobe being a ball hog or not giving it to his teammates, but he was a threat which took the pressure off of Lin and allowed Lin to be really, really efficient. Lin’s usage did not go up after Kobe went down either, so Kobe was an overall net positive for Lin’s game.
    It was when Kobe went down and there were no other threats on the floor that Lin had a much harder time scoring at rim.
    See http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/plus/shooting.cgi?player_id=linje01&year_id=2015&advanced=lineups&teammates=bryanko01-on&opponents=

    Apparently having a teammate that is a threat is good for your game.

    Other interesting notes:

    To see if the eye test matches, I looked at Lin’s shot chart without Kobe and with/without Boozer to see if Boozer had an effect on Lin’s at rim finishes. I don’t think it is statistically significant, but Lin had a very poor finishing percentage paired with Boozer – .493 vs .594 (Lin’s shooting with Kobe off, Boozer on/off)

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/plus/shooting.cgi?player_id=linje01&year_id=2015&advanced=lineups&teammates=bryanko01-off%7Cboozeca01-on&opponents=
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/plus/shooting.cgi?player_id=linje01&year_id=2015&advanced=lineups&teammates=bryanko01-off%7Cboozeca01-off&opponents=

    I also looked at Ed Davis to see if the Lin magic worked for him – it did:

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/plus/shooting.cgi?player_id=davised01&year_id=2015&advanced=lineups&teammates=linje01-on&opponents=

    At rim finishing % – .73 vs .65

    Tons more dunks and better layup conversions for at rim shots – http://www.basketball-reference.com/play-index/plus/shooting.cgi?player_id=davised01&year_id=2015&advanced=lineups&teammates=linje01-on&shot_distance=0-3

    Finally, I took a look at where Lin can improve, if any, for next season. Besides getting more usage and more playing time, his midrange stands out as being rather weak. He posts a poor 33% average on 3-20ft. Contrast that to Tony Parker, who I think has an extremely developed mid range game, and you’ll see what I mean.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/p/parketo01/shooting/2015/

    To be fair, I’m comparing one of the best run team offenses to one of the worst, so it is apples to oranges, but this is something I think Lin can look into. He did not unleash a floater. He did have a fade away shot that is really not something I think he should stick with (a good team offense will give you an open look for 2, and those are the only 2s you should be taking). He used a step back, which I don’t really like – he is too explosive to control it effectively. I think he can refine his catch and shoot, develop a parker-like quick release lob instead of a floater (again, he’s too explosive to control), and use of screens to pop out more to get good mid range jumpers off.

    CONCLUSION

    Overall, a pretty mediocre season. Not LA-Linsanity like we had hoped, but not Lintrash like we feared. Just Lin. He’s making slow and steady strides in many areas and playing his game.

    The season isn’t over but it feels like it already, so here’s to another year, another coach, and another fresh new start.

  • John Lee

    …or cover up. One possible scenario, BS telling Jeremy he’s not starting at the very last second, Jeremy said F this and walks off. PR move ensued. LOL

  • MoominFloren

    Hmm just hope Lin will make a right choice on FA, we fans can only respect his decision. Yet, I doubt he would want to stay in tankers after this ugly season….

  • Brent Yen

    If he bleeds P&G I think he would say it is not a rivalry. It will until LAC gets a banner there.

  • Maknusia

    hidden fox?! so what did the Fox say?

  • John Lee

    You mean…like the Colony Laser?

  • Maknusia

    I know I’m biased…but I will take his Post AllStar numbers

  • tin3ytina

    i don’t think so. laker fans HATE clippers. more than a rivalry, it’s just absolute hatred for repping LA. LA= lakers. but for clippers to put LA in their name caused the rivalry. trust me, all die hard lakers players and fans hate the clippers. even though jlin does not feel the rivalry (which of course he doesn’t because he just got here), i think he could’ve at least told a white lie if he were going to be staying in LA. that’s why i think he’s definitely not coming back.

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks for the write up. BUt Like the past 3 yrs. I still think numbers means nothing until he finds a home

  • Maknusia

    test

  • John Lee

    Words, it’s NEVER been about the numbers with Jeremy. No matter how good his stats get, his looks don’t pass the “eye test”.

  • Brent Yen

    IDK, I feel some Laker fan are pretty delusional. They think LAC is like 76ers. in a 50 yr span I guess

  • tin3ytina

    yes you are right. lakers will always bring up their 16 championships to put down clippers. i’m a laker fan, but they have been horrendous for a few years now. so they should probably keep their mouths shut and stop embarrassing themselves. clippers went through rebuilding for pretty much their whole time in the league (LOL), but at least they’re at somewhat of an elite level now.

    either way, my point was that this is why i don’t think jlin will come back to lakers. if he was almost certain (as kwok is suggesting) that he will return, i think he would’ve responded with an answer that fans would like to hear. am i making any sense? hahaha

  • John Lee

    IDK either, Tandem Sports? Media backlash? Agreement with Montgomery? The plot’s so thick it matches Beijing’s air viscosity!

  • John Lee

    Jim Buss is the new Jim Dolan, just as the Lakers are about to become the new Knicks in terms of eternal ineptitude.

  • John Lee

    I never fully understood the root of this dislike, though I’d venture to guess it’s from being stunk up by Sterling for over two decades.

  • tin3ytina

    jim buss was, and will always be, a complete moron. this i promise.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    My theory is Lin has already agreed to sign with the Lakers next season and the FO doesn’t want Lin to run the risk of playing a meaningless back to back road game in high altitude. DNP-CD would lead to an abrupt implosion that should be avoided. The next best thing is to take him for an MRI. Lin can then rest through this game naturally.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think Lin has no problem with his knee. The MRI examination is just like the physical before signing the next contract.

  • tin3ytina

    not necessarily.. Lakers just don’t want to share los angeles with another nba team. LA belongs to the Lakers. it’s a pride thing.

  • Maknusia

    Hiding Fox?!!!…What did the Fox say?

  • Maknusia

    FoxBot?!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott seems to mellow in his comments about Jeremy. Jeremy certainly doesn’t like to play for Byron but Byron’s days in Laker could be counted while Jeremy as a PG of the future is very real after ASG this year. Jeremy is the best PG for the Laker since God know how many years ago. That Byron Scott factor would not get into the way of Laker signing Jeremy now; of course this is the last thing I want from Jeremy. Of course, I don’t want Jeremy to play for the Laker next season but this seems to be the most logical conclusion that I have come out lately.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin certainly knows about this more than anybody. He’s one of the few who had successfully blocked Tony Parker’s shot from behind. You could add Dreymond Green, Derrick Rose, Josh Smith to the list.

  • MoominFloren

    Your last sentence is so true ha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s has improved on his dribbling a lot and Barnes’ fouls against him were so ugly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nike produces better shoes. Time for Adidas to come up with something that can withstand Jeremy’s explosiveness.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Looks like a physical examination before signing a new contract to me.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The FO has no respect for road games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A multi-year contract is an offer that is hard to refuse.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s why I think Jeremy has already agreed to stay playing for the Laker next season for years to come. The announcement should be made as early as the end of April.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s not our decision. It’s Jeremy’s choice and Jeremy seems like playing close to family.

  • Kianainhi

    This is a strong possibility, however Lin seems like the type of person to weigh all his options before making a decision and mind you, this FA will be a big decision. I can’t see him jumping on Lakers ship without hearing offers from other teams.
    Kupchak is not dumb. He knows Lin is a fan favorite at Staples, other GMs/coaches praise Lin and game plan for him. Kevin Ding RT Brad Stevens “Jeremy Lin killed us”. Celtics is considered Lakers arch enemy. Everyone knew Lakers wanted to win that game and Jeremy delivered. If what Kupchak says is genuine, he’s been following Lin since 2010. He foresaw Lakers playing up tempo games for the future, Lin is a team player. Good observation on your post.

  • Guest

    Money talks bs walks

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody likes to see Lin playing for Byron Scott next season but again there is no rule against firing your head coach in NBA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Mitch Kupchak is too smart to let Jeremy to test the market. The last time the Knicks tried it, the were cursed until now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How could Jeremy make a response at the end of April about his free agency? This is the key to solve the puzzle. It seems to me that Jeremy Lin is determined to make an announcement at the end of this month about his free agency. We all know that Lin loves to play close to his family and friends in California.

    Frankly, I don’t like my conclusion but it seems that things are pointing to the same conclusion now. This examination thing of his knee looks more like another physical examination before signing on a long term contract. This is in fact the best year to sign Lin for a long term contract as far as the Laker is concerned. I personally don’t like this decision. Just hope Lin will player elsewhere. Pray hard my friend that Lin will give up on the Laker.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The natural conclusion is that Rebuilding of the Laker team is urgent enough to start with or without Byron Scott and Kobe. Mitch Kupchak is going to make the decision because he’s the basketball man behind the FO in making this decision. I’ve confidence in this man. He speaks softly but he is smart and tough.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy loves to play close to his family and friends. There are a few teams for him to choose, GSW, LA Clipper, LA Laker and whoelse?

  • John Lee

    Well analyzed. And yes, Jeremy returning is one possibility, though not necessarily a certainty despite the April comment. It shows that Jeremy’s keeping an open mind, weighing his options and taking time to decide. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If Lakers offer a five-year 70M contract on a silver plate (true, starting PG role), then I’m all for it. Obviously Kobe won’t last next season in its entirety (assuming he outlasts the preseason) and BS would not be returning should Lakers decide to build around Jeremy.

    I’ll wrap up this post with a long stretch: perhaps D’Antoni hasn’t signed with Denver because Lakers are talking to him about reunion with Jeremy in LA?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s agent told us that “victory is certain.”

    Also there is nothing that Lin and Lin’s agent on the bargaining table to stop Byron Scott from DNP-CD Jeremy at the time unless there is something that we don’t know. The FO stepped in and made Byron change his mind and made life easier for Jeremy to play as a Laker. Byron started simmering down on his comments towards Jeremy. The change is very obvious. but there must be reason for Byron to change. I’m not satisfied with the answer that the FO said so. They would have to give Byron a reason once and for all to silence him.

  • John Lee

    I think the real fire on the pants comes from Jim’s promise on returning Lakers into contention in 3 years. Time’s running out and Jeanie likely has been grinding that axe for a while now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The sinus infection is already a good excuse of not playing.
    The knee examination seems like a physical check up more than anything else.

  • John Lee

    Another key indicator is that, when an agent announces “victory”, it means for both his customer and himself. If your theory is sound, Montgomery’s victory means a “big paycheck for himself”, which in turn implies Jeremy gets a fat, long-term contract from LAL.

    Nothing’s certain, but Jeremy’s return is a possibility indeed. This would also explain the MRI PR coverup for today’s DNP-CD to avoid upsetting fans.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That is very likely specially if Jimmy Buss doesn’t want to step down quietly.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The lost the game and I don’t think Jeremy wants to make this loss more important.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The conclusion comes from facts which I have tried to piece them together with consistency. Each piece of information is important to back up the conclusion that I have drawn. So, I can’t skip the facts and how the facts are related to the conclusion.
    Frankly, I don’t like the conclusion a bit. Please come up with another so that I can sleep well tonight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m sorry.
    I just want to show people how the ridiculous conclusion is made despite my own personal feelings against it. It’s just like a jigsaw puzzle and the final picture seems so unreal to me.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is the re-examination of the surgery Lin made in the past. the pot thickens.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    🙂

  • LAJane

    Could be. Well thought out…but then again, the FO business decisions haven’t been all that rational, imho. More emotional, and very conflicted emotions at that – mostly to do with being married to Kobe. It’s not that they’re stupid…I just don’t have confidence that they have clear minds. They wouldn’t be the first owners to shoot themselves in the foot. I do think Jeremy would love LA to work out (Cali boy, family, etc.), but I don’t think he’ll sacrifice his youth and prime bball years for that. He wants to find a place to shine some. The plot is either super thick, or so thin it’s disintegrating. A cliffhanger…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I still thing this MRI thing is the examination conducted before a long contract.

    Mitch Kupchak must have enough confidence in Jeremy before making the trade for him. He’s not going to let Byron Scott tell him that he had made a horrible $15m deal to bring in a horrible PG worse than Ronnie Price and Jordon Clarkson. From my life experience, Byron Scott is going to get his rear busted for doing what he did after this season is over.

    I’m not even surprised by the end of April, the Laker will announce MDA is coming back to LA. It’s darn right that Byron Scott should feel he’s shot at the back; a lethal shot indeed. Jim Buss is not going to go down without a fight. Now this ex-Laker coach is so horrible and that is the time for his coach MDA to right what’s wrong with Linsanity and company.

  • Maknusia

    Knicks is his family as well 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I don’t sense that JLin will choose to stay in LA because of family…. The most important to him is he wants to meet his goals as he continues to state–starter, ring. So I believe he will choose wisely in FA. When he said he would talk about FA in April, my take is that he didn’t want to talk about FA until the season is over. Believe he will say the same as he said during ASG that it will have a more complete pic when he knows what is out there and what is being offered. Don’t think we will know much until mid or late June. There may be many rumors but we won’t know for sure until JLin makes his decision in early July the earliest.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree MRI is a “smokescreen” of why DNP last game and most probably the rest of the season. Will be interesting to see what happens after the season is over. I see remotely chance for JLin choosing to stay LAL while KB and BS are still with Lakers.

  • John Lee

    The only certainty in this whole mess is:

    Jeremy knows this FA is the most critical decision that’ll shape his career, and will choose wisely.

    Whatever decision he makes, I will respect and fully support it.

  • tin3ytina

    hmm you seem to think that lakers FO is actually smart. trust me, they’re not. and they’re keeping byron scott for another year or two.

  • tin3ytina

    kwok, i do commend you for writing this up! it’s very thorough. while i disagree with your conclusion, we can all agree that lin will do what is best for him in months to come 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Totally agree. He is Harvard graduate for a reason. With his faith in God, he will make the best decision. That’s why I pray that many good teamball oriented orgs with coach that will use him correctly make offer to him. Then he can choose where he can go.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Personally I see Lakers is crippled by their past glory and still buries their head under the sand. Not sure they have gut to leave the past glory as its past and move to 21st century BB. Like an alcoholic/addict, unless one has hit the bottom and wants to be out. No one can help the person if the person doesn’t see the need to be helped. From what I’ve seen, I doubt that they have yet hit the bottom as they are still happy with the tanking BS and aging injury prone who needs to be retired KB. Seriously doubt JLin will choose to stay in this kind of org that plays past glory ball.

  • MoominFloren

    Even if Jim & Kupchak have guts to do it, there will be a huge resistance from Jeanie and Kobe to prevent anything that will jeopardize their power and status. So far young Buss doesn’t have any advantage in this power game at all, at least seems to me, a casual basketball fan.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s my take as well. Hence, doubt that JLin will stay unless Busses finally have the gut/needs to cut the umbilical cord of KB and ex-Lakers.

  • K. P. Chan

    That’s a good theory, Jane. That’s probably the most likely scenario. But in the back of my mind I can’t help but still have that concern about the meniscus tissue tear suffered in NYC.

    I guess our mind will be put to rest when the results of the MRI come out.

  • MoominFloren

    Btw, did you read anything from Tofee 太妃糖?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No. Haven’t heard of it. Worth the reading? Any link?

  • K. P. Chan

    I agree with Psalm here. If Lin DNP-CD for the rest of the season because the rooks need training time, it’s fine with me. I don’t want him to get banged up and risk new injuries. But if all this smoke & mirror cast doubts on his health during FA, then it becomes an issue.

    Look, we just don’t know. We can speculate. We have to wait for the results of the MRI.

  • MoominFloren

    Says it’s a fan fiction, but sometimes it looks so real….like having an insider information.

  • MoominFloren

    tofee.pixnet.net

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps, Byron Scott is the chosen ex-Laker who has given Jim Buss what he needs to make a turn around.

    Note: Jim Buss didn’t say anything that had caused alarm of the ex-Lakers although ex-Lakers all criticized him and his hiring of MDA. This season, he was completely quiet and was taking a strategically retreat. It’s a clean retreat. Even the resign of MDA was clean. The FO said that nobody could have done a better job in his circumstances.

    There is still a chance that Jim Buss is better than lots of people had given him credit for. Byron Scott has given Jim Buss a chance to come back to rebuild the team even in opposition to Kobe Bryant who had made a fool of himself this season. Lots of Laker fans want to get rid of Byron Scott because of this historical disastrous season, much worse than last season coached by MDA.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Well, let’s see what happens after the season is over. We will find out soon anyway.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The ex-Lakers are powerful starting with Magic Johnson and lots of Laker supporters and it is no easy job to deal with them. However, this season allows us see the weaknesses of an ex-Laker, Byron Scott. Let’s wait for a few weeks and watch how the Lakers start their rebuilding for the next season. I have a hunch there is going to be a surprise.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just a few more weeks before the end of April.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    mmmh. I have scanned thru what is written but felt a little lost:-( Will give it another try when I have a clearer head tomorrow:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If he really does that, he’s not crazy; he is a genius.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s cool. I don’t personally like the conclusion of my reasoning anyway.

  • MoominFloren

    I only knew this blog recently, just started reading from chapter 200+ Don’t know much background as well…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Strange enough, Lin is the one who got trashed most but it seems to me that he’s always treated like being the de facto leader of the team by the media.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t think they are actively seeking Lin like Mitch Kupchak did.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy wouldn’t just walk off. From what I know about him, he would just keep it within himself and play as hard as he could.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If BS is fired for having at a historic losing season and if MDA is coming back to coach Laker, I think Jeremy will have no reason to leave at all.

  • joyce ward

    That is not lin’s style to lie.smh

  • Maknusia

    @brentyen:disqus could you remind me… on the statistics that you were looking… couple of weeks ago?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hope I will find out the truth of JLin’s health when I wake up in the morning:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I think so somehow from Lin’s post game interview vs Clippers did give me the feeling that he is the leader for this team. he said my first year here… sounds like more to come… ?! I really think Lakers FO will do everything they can to keep Lin just like all the sudden they just gave out the Linsanity DVD to fans. Hope they will fire BS after draft pick. LOL! Really hope this happen if Lin stays. Still hope he will go somewhere not Lakers.

  • Maknusia

    way too early mate….just hoping good things happens to him

  • Maknusia

    sleep tight…me too and hope its a good news

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Hope he test the market before make any decision.

  • Spot

    About Jeremy’s free agency:

    If D’Antoni will be an NBA coach next year and his team wants Jeremy as starting PG it would be foolish to turn down that offer. But then expectations will be high, from us fans and from media too. And even if he can put 20/10 every night they would say he’s not a winner til he’ll win an NBA title. So there are good and bad sides.

    Rick Carlisle would be a great coach but will Dallas want Jeremy? How he would be used? Dallas could be a wonderful place cause of their roster if they truly believe in Lin.

    Brad Stevens would be perfect but they already have Thomas and Smart and even Bradley. And then Ainge has a bad history with jeremy’s agent cause of Ray Allen and don’t know if they truly want to rebuild on Jeremy. Knowing Ainge he could trade him for the first star available.

    Sacramento could be good. Jeremy and Cousins could be lethal like Stockton and Malone but it depends by Karl, FO and Cousins himself.

    Brown and Philadelphia depends by Philadelphia. Jeremy could do great things there but do they want to compete?

    Pop will retire soon and they have Parker; Gundy… I don’t believe in him…. We will see…

    I think it would be wise to follow the money: more money they offer you, the more they believe in you. Obviously he has to trust FO first and then the coach.

    Pretty sure Jeremy and his agents know what’s best for him. Hopefully things will be better from July. It could also happen Jeremy will stay with Lakers if they change coach or something happens. We will see.

    This is the pivotal point in Lin’s carreer. Let’s hope and pray everything will work for the best. Jeremy deserves it

  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    I know one said right, but the other said left???

  • Filler-up

    It could be both knees. Or no knee.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I don’t think there is anything wrong w Lin’s knee. Just for tanking to DNP him.

  • sws94

    I’m not sure, I don’t trust the Lakers but knee injuries happen and he’s getting an MRI.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Hey Kwok, you have right to have your theory. At this point, nothing will surprise me. Cheers.

  • CJSHYY

    MRI? So did Hill & Young… I don’t buy it. Saw his pregame shooting around. Nothing wrong w him at all.

  • kittyhead

    http://youtu.be/Af5SwZYWGWA In this clip, Griffin seemed to bump into Lin’s left knee and Lin fell down, looking painful and holding his left knee? Anyway, let’s pray Lin’s injury is a mild one and get well soon.

  • Maknusia

    possible….

  • Brent Yen

    I do not remember either, I think it is about those player trracking stat and we are talking about it could not be splitted based on pre/post ASB.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Imo, all of these are the decision by coaches and approved by fo. Intentional bench lin to start a rookie Dleague can jeopardize their lottery pick with the league so they chose to go the knee route. Jeremy today is many times stronger than that linsanity guy before and plus he only averages 26 mpg now comparing to 40 with many b2b games because of the short season.

    How they pulled the plug on him last night seemed very fishy. He was jumping shooting perfectly fine then all the sudden disappeared with no follow up news. Remember BS is the biggest BS out there.

    I strongly believe Lin is perfectly fine.

  • CJSHYY

    I am w you. This whole incident was so weird. Lakers cares so much about draft pick more than anything else so… I think for some reasons they just didn’t want Lin to play… Like the whole game means nothing to Lakers but just needed to loss. If you check LP video can tell by near the end of game… Trudell’s voice showed up to talked w TWC announcers about how Magic did & draft #….they didn’t even report about the game. Even when JC score the last 3 points… no mentioned at all.. just so into the draft # ….secure the pick talk….

  • Maknusia

    I thought we had been looking something deeper. As for pre vs post ASB, we already have realgm

    anyways, I just realized that NBA/Synergy has filter incorporated…so you can slice/dice.

    JLin shooting..
    http://stats.nba.com/player/#!/202391/stats/shooting/

    Generic that can be sorted based on each tracking
    http://stats.nba.com/playtype/#!/isolation/?dir=1&sort=Poss

    LAL stats
    http://stats.nba.com/playtype/#!/misc/?dir=1&CF=TeamNameAbbreviation*E*LAL

  • Acbc

    Lol Brent has joined the dark side.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…there is no Force if Lin had to do a MRI. LOL

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …and lin is the threat for them to secure the lost.

  • Spot

    Oh oh. Lakers is doing what Houston did to Parsons, trying to spread fake news about his back and how it could affect his carreer.
    Now it’s Jeremy and his knee… That knee.

    So Lakers do really want Jeremy back… On a cheap contract

  • Maknusia

    Los Angeles Lakers – Jeremy Lin Might Have Finally Played His Last Game for Byron Scott by Greg

    A knee injury that might or might not be serious and maybe a call back to his injury during his season with the New York Knicks could mean that Jeremy Lin has played his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers and more importantly, his final game under the coaching of Byron Scott.

    The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t lose to the Denver Nuggets because Jeremy Lin didn’t play; they’ve been losing with or without him, left or right, to everyone in recent games. But it was a continuation of a long low point of this season, in which it seems the rift between Scott and his remaining players couldn’t be greater. Not that everyone hates him, but they’re not getting anything out of him.

    Assuming the injury isn’t something too serious with lasting effect beyond the remaining week or so of basketball, it simply takes away an opportunity for Lin to impress just before he hits free agency. After doing well after getting back his starting role, he’s been more than a bit unlucky with injuries and illness.

    But back to Scott, and the bleak future for the Lakers, if he stays. Scott has been busy doing one thing, or maybe two, this season: Sucking up to Kobe Bryant while completely misjudging his ability to handle a workload that simply doesn’t fit a 36-year old player after a couple of serious injuries late in his career, and blaming everyone but himself on why the Lakers have been bad this season.

    Nothing guarantees the Lakers have a much better roster next season. There isn’t exactly a horde of players just waiting for a call from Mitch Kupchak. No one is waiting in line to play for Byron Scott, or next to Kobe Bryant.

    The fading embers of Scott’s career have been extinguished. Instead of trying to rejuvenate it by connecting with his players and teaching them some offense. Developing players. Improving them. You know, something a coaching staff and especially the head coach are supposed to do.

    But this isn’t Lin’s problem anymore. He leaves, or is just about to, a dysfunctional empire that doesn’t seem to know how to get back on course. Byron Scott, it seems quite clear to everyone, isn’t part of the road back to success.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe is like Jim Jones to the Lakers. Will they drink the Koolaid?

    https://twitter.com/LakersNation/status/586196962216550400

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy Lin Quiz — Think You Know Jeremy Lin? 13 Questions

    Lin’s story is unique among NBA players. An Ivy League grad and unlikely NBA candidate, Lin rocketed to worldwide fame during a brief, galvanizing stint with the New York Knicks in early 2012. Lin has shown flashes of that brilliance since, but is still trying to climb back up the mountain he once stood on top of. Think you know Jeremy Lin? Take the quiz.

    http://2paragraphs.com/2015/04/jeremy-lin-quiz-think-you-know-jeremy-lin-13-questions/

  • webattorney

    I really would like to see Rondo play as a Lakers to ensure Lakers will not make playoffs even after Kobe retires. Hope there is some news on MRI result on Lin’s knee. At least, this season was positive regarding his health.

  • Rookie75094

    I also endorsed rondo to the tankers… git’er done mitch… hehe

  • chan c

    Let it be done!

    Lin to Mavs!

  • Alain Gervais

    kobe just killed the lakers for the next 4-6 years

  • I agree. Signing Rondo as part of Kobe’s wish will seal Lakers’ fate for not making playoffs for years to come.
    His health and shooting continue on the downward trend.

    But Kupchak might be smart enough not to fall into the trap.

  • JoeTeam

    good pickup. pfv said left knee.

  • lleepar

    Another coach disses the 3-pt shot. “There are those who recognize the ubiquity of the three-point shot in the modern NBA as a step in the right direction, and then there are those who cling stubbornly to antiquated ideas about basketball that have little basis in reality. Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders gleefully joined the latter ranks Wednesday when he told the media before a game against the Portland Trailblazers that he doesn’t think Rookie of the Year candidate Andrew Wiggins should worry about adding the long-ball to his repertoire …

    … Shockingly, Saunders isn’t the only current NBA head coach face-palmingly averse to three-point shooting. Byron Scott – who has been a runaway ill-advised quote machine lately – set the tenor for the Lakers back during the preseason when he famously offered his opinion on the matter: ‘I don’t believe it wins championships. (It) gets you to the playoffs.’ At the time, Baxter Holmes of ESPN.com was quick to point out that, in fact, the exact opposite is true:”

    Quoted from article “Flip Saunders Apparently Doesn’t Want Andrew Wiggins Shooting Threes” in Dime [link]

  • dave lam

    Fun quiz. Guess I didn’t know JLin that well. The ones I got wrong was the grade point average and I thought Jeremy would have gotten scholarship from Div 2 or 3 schools

  • joyce ward
  • LAJane

    “…runaway ill-advised quote machine…”. Hahahahahaha

  • LAJane

    Missed 2: under-guessed his high school GPA, and way under-guessed his Knicks first 7-game turnovers. Knew everything else…thanks to this site.

  • LAJane

    I don’t think so. Look frame-by frame at the hit and fall…J’s got a nice even stance at he gets hit – body not twisted, both legs under him. He falls directly back with neither leg torqued or at an angle. Lands on his butt/back and rolls over. Griffin manages to avoid stepping on him. As a dancer with a lot of kinesiological training, I don’t see a problem here. IF in fact he has any soreness in his knee, I don’t think this was it. I think something else is going on here; it’s possible it’s a coach/FO DNP excuse, but I equally think it could be from Lin’s side – smartly not wasting his health on a few last garbage games.

  • Brent Yen

    I assume MRI result will not be known for days?

  • tin3ytina

    Yea.. Maybe by end of this week at earliest. Hope it’s negative!

  • Brent Yen

    We want a positive result that is negative!!!! LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    Mark MedinaVerified account
    ‏@MarkG_Medina
    Awaiting MRI results on Jeremy Lin’s sore left knee. But Lakers currently list him as questionable to play Friday vs. Minnesota
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/586259124578557952

  • Rick Johnson

    Mark MedinaVerified account
    ‏@MarkG_Medina
    @_bk_chino I’d expect sometime later today

  • Rookie75094

    Got 9 out of 13.

  • tin3ytina

    Mark medina, always on top of it with jlins status.

  • Brent Yen

    I think NY reporter does things much quicker.

  • tin3ytina

    Yea la is lazier than ny. U can tell by the way people walk in ny lol.. Always rushing!

  • MIN game is another Must-Lose game since they’re #2 in the Bottom 2
    They might need to DNP Lin and any other players that can jeopardize the loss with an accidental win

  • John Lee

    I call BS. MRI results can be read right away. Coverup PR stunt.

  • tin3ytina

    If I’m not mistaken, lakers are locked in at 4th. There’s almost no chance of going down to third unless sixers go on a winning streak, which is highly doubtful. So at this point, lakers can win or lose and it won’t matter! It would be interesting to see Byron use his best rotations to try to win games so that he can redeem himself. But we all know he can’t coach. So there’s that

  • Brent Yen

    They have already locked the top 4.

  • yes and only minute chance to overtake PHI at #3

  • joyce ward

    MRI results come back right away, but it depends on the Radiologist filing his report. Usually results in 24 hours.

  • John Lee

    Though unlikely, Lakers are yet mathematically eliminated from taking bottom third, so this will be their last run to out-tank Philly. Another possibility is the betting odds, whenever something does not make sense just follow the money. Something’s gotta be motivating the Lakers to pull the MRIgate.

  • I don’t think winning is Byron’s #1 goal with 4 games left.

    He keeps trying different lineups so he can evaluate who the Lakers plan to keep next season.
    And he should know Lin’s not coming back by now.

    But he might need to close with 2-3 game winning streak to save his reputation once PHI is mathematically locked at #3

  • John Lee

    Yeah…and Lakers wait in line just like most patients… *wink*

    Additionally, why list him as questionable before the results are out? Almost like they are expecting a delay in MRI reading. *double wink*

  • Lakers will give free tickets for the Radiologist to watch the Wolves game first before getting to the report :]
    Didn’t Swaggy’s MRI report get held up for weeks in Feb?

  • tin3ytina

    Yeah, and then the papers got misplaced? It’s all very fishy.

  • John Lee

    Ah, that’s right…”evaluating”. Wait, why does he care at all, isn’t he getting fired?

  • joyce ward

    yeah, Swaggy P’s did take along time to come back.

  • joyce ward

    We all know that this whole thing is slippery. I think it’s lin’s team/laker’s agreeing to sit him without a DNP-CD

  • John Lee

    Bwahahahaha…”face-palmingly averse to three-point shooting”.

  • tin3ytina

    Yeah I really wonder what’s up in lakers land.

  • John Lee

    It’s becoming the Lakers’ standard MO for those in the BS doghouse.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    They have the answer, just when they want to release it.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, the question that’s killing us is why. It could be something as simple as preventing media or fan backlash, or as elaborate as Kwok Wai Lai’s lengthy thesis.

  • tin3ytina

    LOL! That thesis should be published

  • joyce ward

    Scott knows that he can’t put lin in the doghouse. Scott is mad that he can’t really touch lin.so now he picking on Swaggy P.

  • John Lee

    MRI is no big deal, nowadays it’s dollar a dozen for these clubs, much like dentist telling one to say “AH” just to take a look.

  • joyce ward

    mark medina posted on twitter that they expect results some time later today after some body tweeted and asked him when the results would be available.

  • Briiick

    No matter what, don’t want Lin to play the remaining tanking games.

  • tin3ytina

    http://instagram.com/p/1RFP0QOP1l/

    Aww jlin just posted this on his ig. Adorable!

  • joyce ward

    Me neither.

  • Interestingly, Tankathon.com offers a “Simulate Lottery” button.
    I got curious of what’s the chance for Lakers to fall out of Top 5 so I did 3 tests to see how many simulation tries I need to do before Lakers falls out of Top 5 pick even with 84% chance to stay in Top 5.

    Here is the results:
    Test #1: 7 tries
    Test #2: 2 tries
    Test #3: 9 tries

    So most likely, Lakers will get Top 5 Pick but it’s always possible to give it to PHI with 16% chance.
    Here is a snapshot of Lakers getting #6 pick in Test #2

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Ya! After that he never played again. So I think Lin probably will be the same. LOL!

    The whole thing don’t make sense to me at all.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Nobody could have guessed the scrawny Asian kid could ball.

  • Interestingly, Tankathon.com offers a “Simulate Lottery” button.
    I got curious of what’s the chance for Lakers to fall out of Top 5 so I did 3 tests to see how many simulation tries I need to do before Lakers falls out of Top 5 pick even with 84% chance to stay in Top 5.

    Here is the results:
    Test #1: 7 tries
    Test #2: 2 tries
    Test #3: 9 tries

    So most likely, Lakers will get Top 5 Pick but it’s always possible to give it to PHI with 16% chance.
    Here is a snapshot of Lakers getting #6 pick in Test #2

  • Spot

    Probably they’ll tell us something by the end of season

  • joyce ward
  • Brent Yen

    If philly goes on a winning streak…

  • Alain Gervais

    no pun intended

  • CJSHYY

    That’s what I thought… ?! Weird… smh!

  • JW

    So anybody knows if Jeremy’s brother Joseph going to try for the NBA? He’s graduating this year, rite? So maybe I can catch him in the summer league if he plays in Vegas.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t know or hear any news on him. But during one of the games, Stu mentioned about him briefly? Maybe Lakers is interested in him?!

  • JW

    Doubt LAL will be thinking about that anymore.

    Isn’t Joseph supposedly a more natural shooter? Would be cool to see Jeremy PG and Joseph SG.

  • CJSHYY

    Hard to say what’s in FO mind now… I don’t think if they are not interested in him why Stu had to talk about him?!

    Ya! I like the idea Lin as PG & his brother as SG. I will be very fun to watch the game.

  • JW

    Yea. Wow, he looks so skinny that he wouldn’t survive in the NBA. He sure had to bulk up quite a bit.

    Is this like from his freshman year?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lakers: Scott is giving his endorsement for Defensive Player of the Year to Jordan. “He scares the h*** out of guys and alters shots and he makes guys think about coming into the middle,” Scott said. … The Lakers haven’t beaten the Clippers since Oct. 27, 2013.

    Somebody please makes me stop laughing.

  • lleepar

    Is Jeremy sending us a coded message? He can’t communicate what we really want to know right now — and he knows we’re dying for news — so he tells us what he can? Let’s hope he’s saying that his knees are just as good as they were in his Paly days.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    LBJ is pursuing something Kobe and MJordan couldn’t do in their career, win championships with different coaches.

  • Grace Nsns

    DMo’s agent tweet:

    Tadas Bulotas@BulotasTadas
    Donatas surgery went great, he will start rehabilitation process soon and come back better than he wa. Stay strong big guy!

    http://www.15min.lt/sportas/naujiena/krepsinis/donatas-motiejunas-jeigu-ne-operacija-tai-butu-karjeros-pabaiga-23-495961

    from 1-2 weeks out then NOW he has already had surgery, poor guy. wish him full recovery.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    So surgery has result faster than MRI?

    Ridiculous.

  • Grace Nsns

    DMo’s been out for 2 weeks, he already knew the MRI result earlier I guess.

  • Grace Nsns

    It took Howard 1 and half years to fully recover from the same surgery.

  • Rick Johnson

    This is the guy doing player evaluations on who to keep for next year?

  • Samuel

    Well, at least Scott didn’t say Jordan Clarkson should be the DPOT, lol..

  • Grace Nsns

    easy, 100%

  • John Lee

    He meant compared to Jeremy’s alleged MRI results after the last-minute pull from game.

  • JW

    What’s the deal w/ all these broken legs this year. Yea, Lin should probably shut it down for the year as well.

    https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/586288423817891840

  • Dan Ang

    Weird, Boozer did the same thing.

  • Acbc

    In the last game blog I wrote about how Jim and Jeanie Buss will fail due to the problem of family business succession from one generation to the next. When Dr Buss made the decision to reward KOBE for his service to the Lakers, he basiclly set up Jim and Jeanie to be patsies and morons like Dolan.

    Yes they are wealthy and powerful, but they can never be a success like their father, more importantly they will become the laughing stock of the community. It’s a high price to pay for the kids to have to honour the memory of a parent. I blame the parent for standing in the way of their own children’s developments. The failure of the Lakers is Dr Buss’s fault. Jim and Jeanie obviously love their father and will follow through with the dying wishes of their father. They will suffer the slings of insults for what they are emotionally blackmailed into doing.

  • TTNN

    what did NYPD did to him? That’s horrible, best season that could run for East conference champion and that is gone….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! What holds up the result of MRI??? Lakers really knows how to play game in Hollywood style:-(

  • Yascar

    Doubt it. There are hundreds of Div 1 players already in the draft. Jeremy even went undrafted. I doubt whether Div 3 (?) players, even though he may be a standout in that division, would get a serious look.

  • TTNN

    well, Young’s results took couple of days to come back…..

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Not the result, it’s what and when they want to release.

  • CJSHYY

    Lakers FO didn’t know Lin can play for tomorrow or not that’s why no result yet….

  • CJSHYY

    Couple of days? Season end. LOL!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You know, we might not know until then.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Remember when Lin was sick a week or 2 ago? He was still on camera and video talking and answering questions. This time he’s nowhere found.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I believe the Lakers are now deliberating what they should do with Lin now and the future. Beside Kobe, Lin is $$$ for team. Letting him go can cause them dearly. CLarkson is only a smoking screen.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • MoominFloren

    Guess no news is good news. The PR team probably thinking the excuses to make this dnp not so fishy….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Disagree. One should know the result within an hour. I have done MRI and many many medical tests/procedures that you want to know esp the past year. The only question is when they want to release the info.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That’s my suspicion. It’s just a smokescreen. My belief is JLin requests for MRI to expose the truth.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    error nevermind

  • lleepar

    I’m not sure what rules apply. It seems the rules are different for illnesses vs. injuries. If injury is involved, it seems any announcement about condition is supposed to come first from the team. But Jeremy is posting pictures. Maybe that’s his way of letting us know he hasn’t disappeared.

  • real-dsb

    supposedly he was interfering with the crime scene, so the police tried to arrest him, but he resisted arrest. It took 4 cops to arrest him. I assume there was a fierce struggle. His leg could have been fractured when being pinned down on the ground, possibly from the weight or being twisted.

  • real-dsb

    Scott could be a Tiger Dad, rips his own players and praises others.

  • Rick Johnson
  • real-dsb

    I hope so!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    …from the press. The Lakers are hiding something and Lin is ordered to stay low.

  • Grace Nsns

    Mark Medina@MarkG_Medina
    6m6 minutes ago
    I’m told Lakers won’t have/announce the MRI results on Jeremy Lin’s left knee until sometime tomorrow

    ****So they haven’t got the result yet, right?

  • Rick Johnson

    This is the player in this article:

    Esperanza Investigating Racial Slurs Hurled At Foothill Athlete

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/03/only-on-2-esperanza-investigating-racial-slurs-hurled-at-foothill-athlete/

  • 1mtoldman

    so is this informally being called mri-gate now?

  • CJSHYY

    That was from last year.

  • Rick Johnson

    Waiting for more tickets to be sold?

  • Brewkowski

    I don’t think Howard was as driven as DMo to come back. DMo is still making a name for himself in the league and doesn’t have the luxury of taking his time unlike DHo.

  • real-dsb

    I sure hope Lin’s knee is okay. I think regardless of MRI results, Lin should shut it down the rest of the year. No point playing on sore knees for no reason.

  • Briiick

    Kobe failed to generate $$ for them early in the season when the TV ratings continued to drop from last season’s low levels.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    exactly how expected. Still debating Lin’s future with the Lakers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They have the result. Just don’t know what to do with it. Don’t believe it’s bad. Otherwise, they would have already released the info. They want to buy time to make an announcement.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s something going on now and I suspect they don’t want to let Lin go just yet. Don’t be so sure they want their franchise going through another season like this with BS.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The Lakers will try to sign Lin for mid level salary to backup Rondo if they can get them both. JMO.

  • JoeTeam

    Anybody know why they would need to rest Lin? With fourth from bottom assured, I see no way Sixers give them third with their tank Do ppl get out beforeahead. It ask comes down to jc and his two Sixers ft wins our to get to ot.

    I’m confused on Lin announcement delay. Pray for the best. A serious injury is the only thing we didn’t need from this season. Do some ppl understand now? All this Lin needs to do this and that, … Pray Lin is healthy.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s no need to hide anything because the season will soon end and Lin will no longer be a Laker unless they’re planning something.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it’s formally called MRI-gate to me:-)

  • joyce ward
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Interesting to witness the game Lakers continue to play with their players. Hopefully this is the last game they can play on JLin and his fans. I have enough of this org. With Rox, I still hold a little reserve but not Lakers. My patience is getting very thin:-(

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    What is your take on this, Joyce?

  • joyce ward

    Reading fundamental.Medina posted won’t have results until tomorrow and then announce results.

  • joyce ward

    i don’t think they have the results yet

  • John Lee

    Lakers to the medical staff: Lay back and just enjoy the weekend guys. We don’t need the results back ’till next week anyways. LOL

  • John Lee

    Hey I called dibs on that one. 🙂

    Lots of gates surrounding Jeremy, first jerseygate and now MRIgate.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I believe they do have the result. Just they don’t want to make the annoucement until tomorrow. Probably so-called second opinion. Honestly it doesn’t take long to read the result. Here in Australia, I received the result within an hour. If consultant is busy, probably 2-3 hours. Many patients here complained about the “slowness” of getting things done. Apparently Lakers is much much much worse.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy is just so awesome, taking time to give advice and encourage others going through similar situations.

  • John Lee

    Somebody summoned? — Smokescreen

  • John Lee

    Highest form of flattery that is not imitation: naming your kid after someone awesome!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOL. Jerseygate, startergate, and now MRI-gate. What a “ride” to be JLin fans:-)

  • John Lee

    Maybe you’re bigger of a VIP than a Lakers star and worldwide sensation so your results came MUCH sooner? LOL

  • John Lee

    Precisely the point.

  • CJSHYY

    This is from my friend. 林換了他的Instagram照片,and posted his high school pics.看來他的心情真的不錯,我覺得這個真的是湖人在亂搞。

  • joyce ward

    So you think lin is injured?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Longer version of this awesome fan who named his daughter after Lin.
    https://twitter.com/RizzoisReal/status/586313098887352320

  • John Lee

    How apt then, that even the HC’s name is BS. The irony.

  • joyce ward

    So what do you think is going on?

  • Briiick

    This season Lakers fans saw what Kobe did and they weren’t paying for it. The F/O refused to release Linsanity after Kobe was injured fooling themselves into that a top 5 pick would be better than Linsanity plus ticket money. Now they are really scared about their ticket sales for next season knowing that Kobe is poisonous, Lin will be gone and no player is coming to help.

  • joyce ward

    http://www.rotoworld.com/playe
    Jeremy Lin (knee) is being listed as questionable for Friday’s game vs. the Timberwolves. While we’re still awaiting the results of Lin’s MRI, the fact that the Lakers are listing him as questionable and not doubtful can be viewed as a positive sign. Still, until those MRI results are made available….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My take is yes but just the normal bump and bruise from regular season. Not something serious. It made no sense that he went thru shootaround and was pulled out from game about 15 min before the game. That wasn’t JLin. Something is going on. Hence, Lakers had to come up with a story that it was his knee. You can see the confusion between 2 reporters to report this. With saying it was his operated knee made sense of why he was DNP-CD. MRI is just JLin way of wanting to get the truth out to his fans. This is confirmed with his postgame pic (with huge smile) as well as Palo Alto game pic. JLin is trying to convey he is ok via these two pics. If he is indeed injured, he will send a different pic.

    Another tip is why he isn’t available for media??? Something doesn’t smell right here. So, I hold my belief that JLin is ok. It’s just another war between BS/KB vs FO. Maybe it’s the aftermath of Foxhole gate?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! Thanks for letting us know. Yep. That’s my suspicion.

  • Rick Johnson

    There are 3 more home games that aren’t sold out so it wouldn’t surprise me if they drag their feet, or make him day to day or something in order to keep moving tickets.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hahahaha. I’m just a nobody. It’s just a routine procedure in Australia:-) Unlike it’s a pathological result. Then it will take about 2 days if no urgent.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, with digital mri, even the radiologist can sometimes be convinced to give the result before you get dressed.

  • joyce ward

    Yep

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think people want to come in for tanking game no matter w or w/o Lin bc they all knew Lakers wants to loss the game. Why pay for the lousy game.

  • joyce ward

    Exactly.This has a different feel than NY when he got injured. Lin was not seen anywhere. He has been posting on instagram and a fan posted that he had ran into lin and he gave him some advice. I think there might have been a collaboration between lin’s team/laker’s to sit lin without the DNP-CD.

  • This is his longer explanation. As a Lakers fan, he might be disappointed if/when Lin leaves LA

    https://twitter.com/RizzoisReal/status/586313098887352320

  • LAJane

    You’re right, of course they have a result. An MRI is just an image…you get it right away. It’s interpretation and review that can take time. Also agree that it’s probably not bad, because that would be obvious…no delay needed. Just have to endure the painful pins and needles until they finally say what’s up.

  • Briiick

    Lin helps ticket sale tremendously, win or loss.

  • CJSHYY

    Not now w this lousy Lakers team.

  • joyce ward

    You might be right. I thought it was odd that Scott came back with the players are ready to shoot him the back. Something had to provoke that coming out of his mouth.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    You are right. You can have the result immediately. Only have to wait for the radiologist to read the results. It will only take about 5 minutes to veiw the pics. They will dictate what they read into recorder and someone will type the report. Radiologist then will read what’s being typed before signing the report. So, it will take only about half an hour and probably less than an hour to get this done. Sometimes I cheatchecked and asked the opinion of the technician of what they have seen. They can tell you whether there is a concern or not by using different tones without the formal report:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Not if people know ahead of time he isn’t playing.

  • Brent Yen

    If that is the case, does that mean Lin is injured, and they can not release that result too quickly?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep something big is going on on that foxhole gate. I didn’t read nor watch except reading what it was posted here and Twitter. Had a feeling more interesting events will happen in offseason. BS wants us to see he is part of future Lakers and stay beyond this season. I’m not 100% sure. The silence from Mitch is very telling. From my little observation of him, believe he only makes announcement when it’s a done deal. So, can’t wait to see what might happen after season is over.

  • Rick Johnson
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    My hutch is that don’t buy the ticket. JLin won’t play. It isn’t because of injury but it’s DNP-CD that is disguise as “injury.”

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    This is getting weird and weirder the more you think about it since Lin was last seen practice shooting just before game. The more I think about it, I would not be surprised if Mitch has been talking to Lin agent.

    Remember only the FO has full control of PR not BS. It might be even BS wouldn’t really sure what’s going on with Lin either. All the sudden he was told to dress and disappeared from the press for the whole night. Now we’re told we won’t know until tomorrow? Joyce if I have to pick the best example of the “plot thicken”, this is it.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you can catch a fight tonight you might make it on time for the game. lol

  • Grace Nsns

    That kid is not a random fan, he’s the one who got thrown racial slurs last month on bball court, http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/03/only-on-2-esperanza-investigating-racial-slurs-hurled-at-foothill-athlete/
    It’s possible Lin offered help, or the kid reached out to Lin. Could be the beginning of a great story.

  • K. P. Chan

    Maybe, but not necessarily. There can be many reasons: 1) results not available yet; 2) need to get a second opinion; 3) MRI not conclusive thus requiring a second take.

    Who knows? Also, a hospital sometimes “outsources” the reading and interpretation of MRIs to specialists in Asia, in countries like India & Pakistan. It may take time to get the report back.

  • ra

    Here is my theory. JLin planned on playing last night, unfortunately BS has a different plan(DNP) why, because of the comment he made about the clippers putting their players in the right situation to succeed. That is very telling of what JLin think of BS. Once the La reporters found out that JLin is not on the starting five, the FO had to react immediately to avoid backlash, hence the knee injury excuse.

  • lleepar

    I think Jeremy expected to play when he got on the plane to Denver, because I don’t think he packed a suit. He’d need one to sit on the sidelines. If he had any concern about his knee and was going to test how he felt in Denver, you’d think he’d be prepared to sit it out.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not in a million year!!!!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You don’t have to. You only need to wear suite if you were injured prior but not before or during game. He can just wear Laker practice suite.

  • blubell
  • lleepar

    Good to know. That begs the question then of when he was supposed to have been injured. But another question: Who would the radiologists report their findings to? Gary Vitti?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Team own all PRs in and out. This has to go to the front office first because they pay the bill.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes LA JLin fans please go and convey our concerns and supports to him:-)

  • Briiick

    Could be.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I think Laker would want to win all of their home games. Even if they do, they are still the 4th worst team in NBA. I think the result of the MRI should be announced today and Jeremy’s knee would have no problem at all. The examiniation of Jeremy’s knees must be for other reasons.

    The minority owner of Laker is Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. People seem to ignore him altogether. He is concerned about the Laker. He even asked President Clinton about the team in an interview with Clinton.

    If you want medical advice, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong could help you abundantly only if you could afford the price. He’s a true scientist. I’m sure that he keeps himself informed about the Laker.

    I can see power struggle within the organization. This is not even news.

    Ex-Lakers wanted to seize control of the organization but they have been losing until MDA resigned. Byron took over the head coaching job. Then Phil Jackson the much heralded coach moved to Knicks as GM and having the worst record in NBA. The rivalry of Laker, Boston Celtics is having a good year on their way to playoff.

    The hope of ex-Lakers trying to kick out Jim Buss are in vain because right now Byron Scott, an ex-lakers, is having a worse season than MDA. MDA has at least won a season opener convincingly against the Clippers. Byron Scott lost all the games against the Clippers.

    Arguably this team has players better than the players last season. The core of last season is essentially here. The new addition of Boozer, Davis and Lin has proved to be legit NBA players despite Byron’s frequent messes around with the lineup. Granted Pau Gasol left Lakers. But Boozer + Davis more than made up the contribution of Gasol. It’s just that Byron Scott refused to play them more.

    Byron is sensitive about his comparison with MDA and this is probably why he’s so harsh against Jeremy Lin.

  • Briiick

    Yeah, the plot chickens.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Even if BS wanted and to tell Lin that he would not play, Lin has no right a abandon the team. He would be fine because his job is to make himself available.

  • lleepar

    I understand. I was just trying to figure out the chain of command within the organization as to who reports what information to whom in the front office. It strikes me as logical that it would go through the head trainer (Vitti), but that’s just a guess.

  • ra

    its might be FO decision to avoid JLin from telling the truth..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I see this as an effort to win the rest of their games. Jeremy definitely will play in the rest of the games. Now Minn would at least be thrown off guard a little in their preparation for Laker. Seriously Laker is going to have to win the rest of their games to round out the season in a good note. They would do whatever they could to get the wins.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Totally FO decision ever since.

  • ra

    i think so

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Imagine you could and you did until you find out Lin is out?

  • John Lee

    That must’ve been it with Jeremy, F/O said not urgent, as long as they get results by April 15. 😉

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I do believe Mitch is trying to get Lin for much less now while he’s in control without an open market competition

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott has no chips on the table to fight the FO. He’s the head coach who has had the most disappointing season for the Laker. That’s why he’s afraid of being stabbed at the back by his players. Whatever the FO orders, Byron Scott must oblige or at the risk of an early dismissal from the team. Mitch Kupchak is too experienced in the league to by toyed with.

    Note Byron has to answer to Mitch, not Jim Buss. This is the end of the season. There should be a turn around to help the team for the next season. If Byron fails again, he may really be dismissed. That would certainly help ticket sales too.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin is pretty much in charge his FA not Mitch or FO from Lakers. Lin maybe can’t make FO to put him on court for the last few games but he sure can decide his own FA.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Of course both sides are in charge of their own but now the Lakers are the only team can talk free agency with their own player without competition.

  • CJSHYY

    So that’s what Lin said after season end?

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    We don’t know but usually player are being pulled the way Lin is now something is going on. I doubt he’s injured.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t worry Joyce. Nobody has been injured at the knees because of sinus infection. Both knees are examined! This seems to be a checkup before signing a player whose main asset is his explosiveness on the court.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. Glad that I’m that crazy for planning to watch Lakers game. It isn’t in my plan to watch live NBA game:-) Even if I do travel to US again, I may not choose to travel in the season. Preferably in late April/early May. My next trip is most likely is going to Alaska Cruise, Vancouvar, Victoria and Canada Rocky Mountains region. So, it’s on early May:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    we interrupt mri-gate coverage to bring you this nba score; bulls outscore heat 33 to 8 in third quarter to take lead after being down 19 at half.

    now back to yer regularly skeduled programming.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are probably right on that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Have you ever been cruising in AK? I can tell you that you will love the experience and the beauty of natural cold climate.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think he is injured either. Lin seemed to be in good mood recently. Games means nothing now so no needs to play.

  • lleepar

    The ad has a footnote which says, “Get an autograph with purchase. Event time subject to change. Restrictions apply, see store for details.”

    Really? “Restrictions apply?” Are they trying to discourage people from coming just to see Jeremy?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Clarkson hasn’t been signed for anything to help the team financially.

  • TTNN

    chickens, haha

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That’s dramatic!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop but have wanted to do twice in the past but wasn’t successful. I did go to 13 days South Pacific Cruise and enjoyed it tremendously. So, my next trip to North America will place Alaska Cruise as priority in my plan. Everything else is secondary. It will take at least 3 weeks for the trip in mind plus 4 days on the flight. So, 4 weeks is a bare minimum. Well, I need to save my leave once I begin to work again:-) Thank God we have 4 weeks of annual leave here in Australia:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only time he can do it is before July.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes he can now, contract extension.

  • tin3ytina

    Thick Chicken soup

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Perhaps, something is going to be announced to motivate the team winning the rest of the games for the new season but it should only be done after blowing out the Minnesota Timberwolves at home.

  • orLinaryjoe

    This is Lin, he can get results right away. Not u and I. Tech could give us informal read.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    4 weeks would be so good. Last we went only 2 weeks plus local flight extra day was no big deal. If you love cruising and most cruises are in warm weather and fun but if you want to explore where most men can not step foot on, Alaska is highly recommended. Imagine standing there with your hot cup of tea and watching a big piece of ice broken off falling down into the water making a sound like a big bomb and it happens constantly was indescribable.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Possibly at the end of April. I think Lin probably would sign a contract of 4 years for $32m; more or less like the contract signed by Monta Ellis for Dallas. After 2 years, the salary of players will shoot up. $32m is just like peanuts.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s hard now for Lin to agree any deal if any unless a deal hard to say no.

  • John Lee

    That’s called “having a real coach” who can analyze the game and devise a comeback strategy other than calling players soft and throwing them under the bus.

  • Briiick

    How about winning for the chance to play with Kobe next season ?

  • John Lee

    Lakers are the only choice…up until June 30th.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    With the promise that MDA will come back to LA as the head coach of LA Laker.
    How about this?

  • John Lee

    That’s a rather bad contract, especially in light of the upcoming salary cap increase.

  • tin3ytina

    That would be great, except lakers also hate mda…

  • tin3ytina

    Am I the only one who thinks lin and lakers are over? I feel like his knee injury is a coverup to dnp him, but nothing more. No secret agenda in bringing lin back. I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The trick is after a so so season. Jeremy Lin is at least paid no less than the previous contract or may be a little more to cover up the tax deduction. Then Jeremy may just sign at the end of April instead of taking a roller coaster ride of free agency.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Psalm, we need a MRI gate ballot on what is going on.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott did worse than MDA. Now Laker is filling the promise of Linsanity to the fans. With Phil Jackson virtually fell flat on his face in NY, those hate would be moderated after a few games won by the Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think yer right. i vote for tina on the mri gate ballot.

  • lleepar

    I don’t know how the front office feels about keeping Lin, but Kobe and Scott have done everything publicly to hand him an eviction notice. Kobe made no secret of the fact that he’s trying to recruit Rondo. Scott has made it clear that Clarkson is part of his rebuilding plans, and I don’t think he plans to play Clarkson as third string next year behind Rondo/Lin. Even if Rondo doesn’t come, Scott is playing Clarkson ahead of Lin.

    All we have seen are these inexplicable changes a few weeks ago in some attitudes towards Lin (like Stu actually saying some nice things). But the coach still is acting like he’s not a fan of Lin’s, which the same coach has recently used Clarkson and Westbrook in the same sentence as well as suggesting Clarkson could be a future all-star. The FO seems castrated at this point.

    Unless the FO changes coaches to someone who can actually manage Kobe Bryant’s playing and ego, I don’t see how Jeremy could possibly entertain an offer from the Lakers … even if they’d make one.

  • Yascar

    Second the motion

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lin should be so over this relationship. Kobe-BS-fest. Third wheel, no thank you, LOL.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    without Byron Scott as the coach!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Third

  • LOL Houston had JerseyGate and now Lakers have MRI Gate?

    If the MRI results are not out after Friday game, maybe we can poll on the reasons why .

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    and it is done without a ball hogger taking all the shots for the team.

  • 1mtoldman

    dont know why/there’s no…mri…/stormy weather.

  • yes, and perhaps ask him to give us a hint on the MRI results.
    Ask something like, “Would you be comfortable to dunk now without waiting for the MRI results?” LOL

  • orLinaryjoe

    MRI conspiracy theory ballot. Add Tina, Kwok, and whoever has one

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    hahahaha LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If Laker doesn’t want Lin back, the FO doesn’t need to cover up any DNP.

  • orLinaryjoe

    I’m thinking of one now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Fourth

  • Briiick

    If I were the F/O I would have done the same to let BS finish his job. After that I would fire BS, hire a real coach (to marginalize Kobe) to send a winning signal to FAs for next season, and give Lin a top tier contract.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Right on. That’s what I hope for. Since Byron is so interested in developing D=league players, Lakers should consider hiring him to be the coach for a D-league team.

  • tin3ytina

    Well here’s the thing.. Dantoni came to replace Phil jax, so he had a lot of heat for not meeting up to standards. Byron did not come with much expectations as this roster was made to fail. So he’s given a pass for this year

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ok, here’s my theory. (Sorry if anyone covered this). BS was going to move Lin to the bench to start the rooks since he is “evaluating”, since season is pretty much done. Lin said “heck no, you can take this @$!#&, and shove @$%.. bleep, bleep, my knee hurts, aint playing a chump…” (Ok, the @$!#& is just added for effect, as he would never come close to cursing like me).

  • CJSHYY

    So Lakers is the only team who can talk to Lin about FA after season end? What about the other teams? May?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Given a pass by the media but not by the fans. The fans are not going to come back watch Lakers again next season with Byron as the coach. The more controversial, the more the fans will pour in the Staples Center to watch the game.

  • tin3ytina

    I think the more crazy fans who are always following everything with lakers are sick of Byron. The regular fans are saying they want to give him another season. I feel like media has their own opinions of the coach, but won’t disclose.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL MRI result should be released before this event:-)

  • Yascar

    100% agree, even with the bit about Lin not being a prolific “curser.” If this is true, then at least Jeremy has enough gumption to stand up for himself and not take this bleep anymore from this bleep organization and bleep BS. Bleep bleep bleep Lakers. We’re done here.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    OK. My theory: the FO is concerned with the ticket sales this year and next year. Now the fourth position of the worst team in the league is secured and there is little hope to get pass 76er to the third. It’s time for promotion to sell tickets now and the coming season.

    To play safe, they want a thorough medical checkup of Lin’s knees before making the offer that Jeremy could not refuse. Lin’s agent are involved to make this possible. So they just find an ex-FBI to escort Jeremy for a MRI before making the offer official. There you go, my friend, Jeremy will come back to play for the Laker. Who cares what BS has in his mind? He’s done for the season. Players has already have enough of him. LA is going to get Randal back plus several draft choices. They would even try to sign some FAs in the off season that would work well with Jeremy. On top of the list are Tyson Chandler, Amare etc.

    Of course, Byron couldn’t stay. he has to take full responsibility of having the worst record for the Laker. Thanks for the top 5th draft choice and the first rounder from Houston. Next season, Everything looks up. PR team start promoting Linsanity for the homecoming of MDA. He would definitely sign Steve Nash as his assistant coach.

    Prediction: sell out in every home games.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes, “We are done!” (Lin and fans)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • Maknusia

    Please check with the guy in the Foxhole

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Beside Kobe, Clarkson, Price, more than half of the team no longer trust or respect BS. It would be brainer to fire BS to save the team.

  • lleepar

    There is one thing I can’t really measure. Even if the whole team no longer trusts and respects Byron Scott — with the single exception of Kobe Bryant — how would that weigh with the Busses and Kupchak? Does anyone in the FO have the stones to tell KB he’s not running the team next year? Can they make it stick? If not, then Byron Scott stays.

  • TTNN

    I agree with the first half, I think they don’t want to just DNP Lin as they would get back fired, so they just find an excuse and sit Lin so fans would not be mad at them.

  • MoominFloren

    Hahahaha ex-FBI
    I’m sure FO wants to keep Lin (for backup) but pretty sure Lin will not sign with Lakers unless
    1. Kobe gone
    2. BS gone
    3. MDA return
    So let’s enjoy the last drama in LA! Lin will wear a different jersey in October 🙂

  • TTNN

    it is pretty obvious throughout the season that Lakers FO and HC are not on the same page…..

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe loves to play ISO. This time he would not be given the BS coach. If he wants to play for the Laker any more, he has to earn it.

  • MoominFloren

    Lin looked relax in a postgame photo. Even he has an injury, it shouldn’t be a serious one.
    And I like the effect part haha

  • lleepar

    I guess my question is whether anybody in the front office would actually dare to tell KB that very thing within the next couple of months — or any time later.

  • Filler-up

    No way.

  • John Lee

    July 1st.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Whether Kobe can come back and raise his arm is still a question. There is not a darn thing he can do now. He couldn’t be a starter with the record of being the worst SG in the league.

    Mitch Kupchak will stand up to Kobe. Are you willing to give up your final season for Byron Scott? If not, stay around and watch the rebuilding of the Laker. Boston has already started doing it w/o all their stars and they are going to playoff. Kobe can take it or leave it.

    Count it as a blessing if Kobe leaves the Laker.

  • bolero

    not related but if you’re bored to death. Here’s the semi finalist in Asia’s got Talent..
    https://youtu.be/Va3mI0FJ3mw

  • Briiick

    This is the only sure way to turn around LAL immediately next season.

  • John Lee

    Exactly. The move indicates that at the very least Lakers don’t wanna burn bridges with Jeremy, his fanbase, and the sponsors. It may only be money-driven, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitch wants Lin back.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Spent $15m just for a first round and a 2nd round pick next season and Lin’s one year service is not considered a great bargain. Jeremy must be the PG of the Laker in the future to make the trade sound reasonable.

  • Briiick

    The F/O was afraid of Kobe because of his fans paid the LAL. It’s no longer true any more. In fact, Kobe began to hurt LAL financially starting early this season.

  • Briiick

    Kobe could hire BS as his private coach after his retirement.

  • John Lee

    One small yet interesting factor: When Roger Montgomery tweeted “Victory is certain”, he offered neither scope nor timeframe. It may have simply meant no more DNP-CD and guarantee to a guaranteed amount of average playing time, but that’s not really much to boast about. Has he achieved anything bigger or something long-term and just not telling us?

  • CJSHYY

    I think that “Victory is certain” it’s for playing time nothing more.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Sadly we don’t see that and maybe never will. Kobe has no respect for no one.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Whatever it is, we all hope great news will come tomorrow.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Current standing, Rockets meet Spurs. Eww.

  • John Lee

    Lakers may simply have had the salary space that had to be spent on players anyways. But yes, perception is a different story, and it does look like an egg-on-the-face blunder to the masses.

  • John Lee

    Texas Chain Massacre: Basketball Edition.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Spurs in playoff not the same team with Spurs in reg season.

  • Yascar

    Absolutely. Spurs are on a roll. Rockets should be afraid. Be very afraid.

  • Brent Yen

    Once the pace is bogged down…..

  • Rookie75094

    i want the spurs play the mavs and the trail blazers play the rockettes…. massacre gallores

  • At that time, it was said in response to Lin’s 1st DNP in the Spurs game and the ensuing events showed he got at least consistent playing time.

    I guess if Lin gets DNP due to ‘precautionary MRI’, it might be better than DNP-Coach Decision which will create an uproar.

    So in hindsight, it was a small victory but not the featured Laker star and a lot of PT like Kupchak promised him early season. Dirty politics got in the way :[

  • Brent Yen

    POR ran this very same play against HOU last yr. Lin broke the play, that’s what a smart player does.
    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/586392143003922432

  • TTNN

    yeah, that one they had even better spacing.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Man Steph Curry makes it look so easy. Hope one day Lin can shoot like Steph. One thing Steph does to improve his shooting is, he practices on tired legs. Maybe Lin can try that too.

  • TTNN

    Curry is way more fun to watch than Harden.

  • Maknusia

    Yup he is peaking well!

  • be ready when they announce ‘technical difficulty’ in reading MRI results :]

  • lol

  • yup, I remember that. Lin intercepted that pass to Lillard

  • Yessss… Another HOU 1st-round exit then

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I def choose Curry as MVP over Harden or Westbrook. Steph shooting skills are just amazing. Don’t think anyone can shoot better than Curry in the league now. Curry will have a long lasting career because he does not take a lot of hits like Lin does. Lin is a true warrior, willing to get take the hits for his team. I want Lin to play smarter like Curry for the future. Lin can not last long if he continues to take those hits. Last game was just very hard to watch Lin getting tossed around like that.

  • thanks, they’re super-talented indeed.
    We still have 4 games left but you can definitely post more under Off-Topic FUN thread from homepage in the off-season.

  • sws94

    Hopefully, he won’t end up like Wade. Wade is still good, but Wade was incredible before his knee and other assorted injuries slowed him down and of course he’s older now. Wade now uses a lot of floaters. He still can dunk, but not over anyone like he used to. Lin can shoot more mid-range and use that shot more, he will. The play against Griffin was a hustle prevent play and that’s just Lin’s competitiveness in making a big play showing. Also, Lin takes the offensive fouls late in games against guys that outweigh him by 20+ pounds. That’s gotta hurt.

  • Filler-up

    Didn’t d’antoni come to replace Mike Brown?

  • Acbc

    I remember that play. It saved Beverley’s rear.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Yeah Lin is like the running back of the team. Do all the dirty work that no one wants to do.

  • Rick

    Lin needs to emulate Steph’s game (maybe Parker’s game too. Lin is taller than them, but man, Lin needs to play smart basketball like Steph and Parker do)

    Lin takes too many of hits and falls, not good for his career.

  • Brent Yen

    You made it sounds like Lin is playing stupid…lol

  • John Lee

    I thought it was implied that it’ll be the Spurs doing the killing. No one sane would favor the Rox.

  • Brent Yen

    Curry does not jump high. WHich is good for late game situation

  • linlinlin

    Blake hit Jeremy’s left knee while stepping on Jeremy’s left foot on that charge.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Stupid blake

  • Rick

    OK,play better basketball
    How is that?
    But you have to agree with me (actually not just me,this is what many of us have witnessed)that Lin took too many hits and falls

  • Brent Yen

    Personally, I see nothing wrong with it. But I think indeed the “defense is optional” approach is more appealing to fans and body.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Because of Lin’s health and longer career, its better Lin plays different than he is playing now. Taking too many hits like this, will eventually take its toll on his body.

  • Brent Yen

    Occupational hazzard…LOL

  • GoodDayLA

    I dont think there is conspiracy. I think lin’s knee really feels bad and he needs MRI to check it out. hopefully everything is ok with him.

  • sport

    Yup it’s the exact play but Lin recognized the play and intercepted it!

  • sport

    Woohoo 1st round exit for Rockets and 4 game sweep for the Spurs!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    The fact that Lakers are waiting till tomorrow before a home game is a bad sign. Lakers know if they announce that Lin is out for rest of the season it would mean, people will not buy anymore tix to see Lakers esp the Asian fans. So basically Lakers are trying to make as much money as possible until they are forced to make this announcement before the game. It is possible Lakers are doing a retest MRI, making sure for sure Lin is ok. Hopefully it’s the latter.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Yeah. I think it will be hard for Lin to change his game to similar to Curry. Lin will always be driving hard into the paint, and crashing into whoever is in his way. Lin is a brave guy, running into guys like DeAndre Jordan and Lamarcus Aldridge. Lin don’t give a damn, but neither do these big dudes, they remind of Fly Swatters whenever someone attacks the paint.

  • John Lee

    The question is why wait for Lin to first practice for 75 min (and videos show that he’s moving around fine), and then announce that he won’t be playing 15 min before the actual game? And then the press silence. Things just don’t add up.

  • JoeTeam

    parker has some pretty lousy games, sir. Check it out.

  • sport

    JLin was the one who went for the charge though. I hope it’s nothing serious.

  • sport

    I agree! Look at Ray Allen who could’ve been the no.1 guy of his own team back in the day but he was always no.2 and shot mostly 3s, it didn’t take so much toll on his body so he has a long lasting career compared to stars like Wade who’s already run down. The way Steph Curry is so efficient at shooting 3s to get his points means he’ll have a very long career ahead of him compared to people like Lebron.

  • tin3ytina

    yes. i may have used the wrong words.. dantoni took over HC position over phil jackson after mike brown was fired. either way, point is that since dantoni took phil jackson’s place, there was a lot more unfair criticism placed upon him.

  • PPP

    Its glad to see that a lot of people here are smarter and know better than lin himself in terms of how to play in the nba. Jealous me!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The game against Denver is a back to back road game in high altitude. If you want to take precautionary, this is the game that you should avoid. Plus Denver is not tanking, the game was pretty tough. Should Laker wants a healthy Jeremy, they shouldn’t mind save Jeremy for the rest of games.

    Now Jeremy is on a DTD basis, I don’t think it would help the ticket sales. It’s just as bad as DNP-CD to the fans. Perhaps DNP-CD doesn’t cause rouse alarm on Jeremy’s knees.

    I think the FO didn’t want Jeremy to take the risk and Byron wouldn’t mind playing Jeremy in the worst possible situation. That could explain why Jeremy was practicing before the game because Byron intended to play Jeremy there but the FO made sure it didn’t happen by escorting Jeremy away from game situations and from Byron Scott.

    What’s the motive behind MRI Jeremy’s knees, I think the FO might want to win more games this season with Jeremy. MRI examination is the reason that overruled Byron Scott’s decision of playing Jeremy at the time. My 2 cents is that Jeremy would be reinstated as soon as possible for practices before playing Minnesota.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The message of MRI examination of Jeremy is as bad as telling people that Lin won’t play. That certainly doesn’t help ticket sales now. My guess is the FO would try as much as possible winning as many games as possible at the end of the season with a healthy Jeremy at home. The Denver game represents some unnecessary risk for a tanking Laker that the FO intends to avoid.

    You know Boston look like they are going into playoff with 1.5 games ahead of his competitors for a playoff berth with only 4 very tough GAMES left to play. The entry of Celtics into playoff will pose tremendous pressure to the FO, you know.

  • tin3ytina

    Librafree (@Librafree) April 9, 2015

    i love that first photo. with the creepy nuggets player in the background HAHAHA. made my day

  • sport

    Also revealing that getting rid of outdated stars is the only way to go! Celtics were smart to get rid of Rondo!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin should work on a quick pull up jump shop this summer…also, catch and shoot…I would love for Lin to emphasize a bit more of 3pt shooting…I feel he doesn’t take enough of them….Lin to be a bit more crafty/creative with his ball-handling…like Irving.

    As for emulating Curry..that may be very hard…Curry handle/dribbles is very quick…Lin has a looser and slow-motion handle..which I believe is an area he needs to improve.

    I think the guy Lin could emulate is Thomson…Lin is tall enough at 6’3 and he’s not skinny…Lin needs to learn to come off screen a bit tighter and develop a “catch n shoot” jump shot”…and also a floater.

  • webattorney

    Regarding Curry, can’t teach the quick release and elite, tight handles. Triple threat. Harden elite in getting his shots off.

  • CJSHYY

    I totally agree w you. Plus if something is really bad Lin will send out the bible tweet… but nothing so far.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I find that both Ramona Shelburne and Arash Markazi annoying in reporting of Lakers. They are too lenient to Byron Scott and put the blame of such a pathetic season on the players rather than inept coaching. Baxter Holmes is much more objective.

  • Acbc

    The hits and falls are a function of the lax ruling by refs to allow it to happen. The league doesn’t have that many PGS that truly attack the rim. Rose used to and he paid the price. Westbrook is the only other one that has the strength and speed combination like Lin to take a hit and score at the rim. Harden gets the calls all the time so he gets protection. The hits by DJ and Aldridge on lin where they snap his neck back should have been flagrant ones instead they weren’t even called! So the league has created this problem where bigs take liberties and part of the game gets lost.

    We will see if Curry will end up like Harden and start to miss 3s in playoffs. Live by the 3, die by the 3. It’s then that they will lament that they don’t get enough penetration. Lin and Westbrook both are known to be wrecking balls for defence systems. They are the “masters of chaos”. The fact is Lin fits MDA’s offence is that he can attack the paint like NASH AND PASS LIKE NASH. Westbrook not so much. Lin attacks the paint not just to score. He does it to wreck defense and create space for his teammates.

    I may be old school to say this, but playoffs are more about trading jabs than throwing roundhouses. You need the 3s like a football team needs the deep threat or a boxer needs the big hay maker, but come crunch time, making a higher percentage shot can be the difference between winning or losing.

  • Acbc

    What they are recommending is individual bball. All the skills of shooting to score is always the way they see how the game should be played. Me me me, score score score. Lin doesn’t play the game like that. The scoring skills are only there to create opportunity for ALL FIVE GUYS!

    For all the great skills of Curry or Harden, until they can involve all the other guys on the team to score, they will never win a championship.

  • Acbc

    Yeah, he should learn to play like Jordan Hill who never goes into the paint to get mucked up.

    The league makes the rules up to favor one way of playing, while they let parts of it go. Rim protection has made the restricted area non existent. If they want to see more circus shots around the rim, they have to protect the players that venture into there. Right now it’s a free for all and the bigs are taking scalps.

    There was an article about how the bigs are learning to shoot from the 3s and that the game is now basically evolving into 4/1 offences with all peremiter players except for one. The kids coming up have adapted to this game. If the trend continues, it will be a game where shooting is the only premium.

    I predict that the game will eventually change again to promote more attacking of the rim and the restricted areas will be enlarged to do it.

  • Brent Yen

    Not gonna hear them anyway….lol

  • CJSHYY

    These two are worst… don’t listen or read what they said…

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Yeah its hard to get to Curry’s level when it comes to quick release and sweet handles. But if Lin can learn to shoot quicker and be a better outside shooter, that would help extend his NBA career.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I think Blake knows what he was doing. That elbow hit was intentional.

  • Maknusia

    Pretty quiet in here…any news yet?

  • Maknusia
  • sws94

    I don’t agree, he was just making a basketball move and Lin got in the way. It was a bold play by Lin.

  • sws94

    Harden is a weird player. He definitely does like passing, but he also likes ball-stopping. Curry is a scorer but he at times gets the other guys the ball. He’s not a traditional PG. If you have the right balance of players, and the ball falls your way, you win championships. It takes some luck to win championships.

  • JoeTeam

    I really dislike it when ppl post “Lin needs to …” so much so I cringe when I do it myself. I can’t imagine getting away with saying that to anyone close to me, they’d just divorce me you know what I mean …

  • Dan Cohen

    well, lakers friendship is better than the roxieorges for sure.

  • webattorney

    Enlightening video.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    start at 3:16

    /www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7GT6lWdQOA

  • joyce ward
  • joyce ward
  • CJSHYY

    Looks like DNP to the end of season?

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Lin not playing tonight. Still waiting on MRI.

    Byron says team is still waiting on MRI results on Lin's knee— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 10, 2015

    Jeremy Lin will not play again tonight.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) April 10, 2015

  • joyce ward
  • webattorney

    I guess MRI is a rockets science. Lol

  • sws94

    So now it is down to 3 games if he plays at all anymore. I’m divorcing myself from the LA situation. If he plays again, we’ll see him play and that’s all. Don’t care about the Lakers. But my mindset now is that the next time he’ll play it will be for another team in the fall.

  • Alain Gervais

    the season is over

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Lakers really needs more advance in medical staff….

  • sws94

    There are technically 3 games left he is possible to play as of now. But there isn’t much left he can do. Lakers run was very disappointing, we had a lot of hope going in and it didn’t pan out. I guess we’ll all have thoughts of what will need to happen for Lin and what Lin can do more to further his career when the season is officially over.

  • sws94

    Doubt I’ll watch the game. I don’t care about Clarkson. I’ll acknowledge he’s put up impressive stats and has played well at times but I’m not sure he is what some people want him to be. I like Black and Davis, but without Lin feeding them, it’s not fun to watch. So, now it is time to look at the Spurs or maybe see who I can root for on another team. I like the Spurs, I can root for Leonard even though he gives Lin a hard time when he defends him.

  • Rick

    A sore knee sounds much better than DNP-CD. I will take it. And the same for the rest of the season.

  • CJSHYY

    But sore knee maybe not sounds good to his FA? I would prefer they just said he will not play to the end of the season. I guess they just have to see when they can win the game then maybe Lin can play by then…..

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  • HeroBallJLIN

    was hoping see this one since its nationally televised. Don’t have league pass.

  • joyce ward

    This is on NBA league pass?

  • pandaboy99

    When Lin doesnt play theres so much more time for activities!

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  • CJSHYY

    BS sure can’t say I don’t want him to stay otherwise Kobe will kill me. LOL!

  • webattorney

    No surprise there. Lol

  • TTNN

    If the results comes in negative, but it is just sore and to rest, that should be okay.

  • joyce ward

    Scott acts like he in charge of FA, when he is really not.LOL

  • webattorney

    Agreed. What amazes me about Curry’s shooting is that he can be leaning backwards and still get off decent shots.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Of course he’s not… maybe he will be fired after this season. LOL!

  • joyce ward

    I think the results are negative. I really do think it was lin’s agency advising him to shut it down in these last games. The way it happened was so weird. Lin said it was a little sore before the game,but they pulled him 15 mins before the game started.

  • Linja

    If Lin were to stay, BS will shoot Lin in the back. In a way, he already did.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    no its on NBA TV. I do not league pass, but do have NBA TV so was hoping to see this game.

  • I am The Jason

    Sounds like a ‘No’ to me. If he had ask Scott that question about Kobe, he would said yes nonstop.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Lakers.com has Jeremy Lin on front page in hollywood nights jersey. Without Lin playing tonight, no one cares about Lakers. Lakers holding onto only thing that attracts viewers.

    http://www.nba.com/lakers/?tmd=1

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s a indirectly “NO” to me but he also didn’t dare to say No bc his boss probably think “YES”… LOL!

  • LAJane

    Enlightening, yes. It might explain why Jeremy still gets so little awareness of his now very good defensive abilities. Might explain part of an NBA-wide bias on “who can guard who” that gave PB his undeserved edge over Lin (apart, of course, from the pure politics of it all). He has the exceptional speed they want, and for sure the work ethic. It’s interesting to note that the bias is not apparently just about Asians.

  • PPP

    Got to admire their passion and love towards lin but but….you know what I mean…haha.

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  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin’s brother probably also wants to play for NBA.

  • tin3ytina

    Welp. Lins not coming back to lakers.

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  • CJSHYY

    Not surprised! I want Lakers to make the offer to Lin so he can push up the price….

  • CJSHYY

    I hope he will not stay…

  • tin3ytina

    He won’t unless he wants to be third string pg after jc. why damage his career anymore than its already been damaged by lakers?

  • joyce ward

    I see three agendas flowing through this Laker’s organization. I see Scott’s agenda to stay employed(the shooting him in the back), scott playing more to the press, Kobe trying to get another contract to by bringing Rondo to get a pass from the fans because of Rondo’s name and the F/O that is running on borrowed time to become a contender and lin is the middle of all of this. I think lin/team playing it smart on their power moves.Lin has built up a brand overseas especially in Asia, and he is using to his advantage. I think lin removing all things Laker from his website was a power move. I am not saying lin will stay with the Lakers, but lin is the one in charge of his destiny and he is making power moves.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Seem like Lin is nowhere near Staples center.

  • tin3ytina

    100% agree

  • joyce ward

    He might have taken this earlier today

  • joyce ward

    😉

  • Tim Pham

    I hope lin doesn’t play again this season. Go rest and think of ways to improve his game for next season with a new team. Meaningless to play for a team as a lame duck. Time for us to move on. I don’t care about lakers or kobe or bs or clarkson..

  • Very interesting indeed. Explosive Athleticism has been the measuring stick in the NBA.

    [3:48] “Speed, Quickness and Hops are the Holy Trinity in the NBA”
    “Who can he guard?”

    Even Jeremy who had #1 or #2 BAM speed test had to overcome the stigma of “deceptively athletic”.
    It would be extremely hard for 5’10” – 5’11″white American players to play in the NBA.

    Only Jason Williams and of course Steve Nash (Canadian) come to mind as PGs, and they have exceptional ball-handling skills to set them apart. Nash made it w/o great defensive skill.

    Even Jeremy with good defense still has to overcome this stigma. It made me realize how tough and athletic JLin has to be to continually prove people wrong.

  • joyce ward

    I think lin will sit out these games. Lin has already made his move,now it is up to the Lakers to make the next move.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Might be but still if he’s with the team, some reporter must have seen him and asked questions.

  • yes, it’s all about the “eye test” which was referred to secondary racism.

    When things don’t immediately fit into a blueprint of success, it takes time to change people minds.
    JLin is truly a tough, quick and athletic, and most importantly gifted PG to survive all the things thrown to him.

  • tin3ytina

    What questions? I think they only interviewed Byron. Lins probably chilling at home 🙂

  • joyce ward

    No, he took the pix because it is National Siblings Day in the US.

  • sws94

    BS is full of his initials. If he’s from the old school and the PG sets up the team, and Lin has that approach, then Lin should have played more PG when he was on the court with the other PGs and maybe alternate. On with Clarkson, definitely a shoot-first player, Lin played SG. On with Buycks, a D-leaguer, Lin played 2 guard but that may have made more sense since Buycks didn’t play that much and is something more of a PG in approach than Clarkson. I guess he’s right that Lin is still learning the game but he never knows how to make things constructive and always ends up sounding like he’s minimizing a guy’s talent unless it is one of his favorites., Even with Ed Davis he said Ed does a few things well which sounds like he’s minimizing big Ed.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Agree. my point was he’s staying home not with the team. Kobe had a new surgery with his arm hanging but still he’s at the game with team (for Rondo).

  • Rick Johnson

    Mike TrudellVerified account
    ‏@LakersReporter
    MRI on Jeremy Lin’s left knee showed no new injury or change from an MRI last year. He’s out tonight vs. MIN; re-evaluated prior to final 3.
    https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/586621166221033473

  • HeroBallJLIN

    wow great news!!!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Because it never was.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    More like a checkup before new contract talks.

  • tin3ytina

    LOL fake injury! good move. lin should just sit out rest of the games.

  • Rick Johnson

    Still kind of mysterious, looked fine in shoot around, then pulled 15 minutes before game. Then normal MRI that takes a whole 24hrs to get the results. Knick Young injury weird too.

  • CJSHYY

    This is much better than this tweet.

    https://twitter.com/billoram/status/586620799089389568

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  • JW

    Like some other said, hope Lin rests for the rest of the games. Sucks for us, but he’s already proven himself to whoever that wants to get him.

  • tin3ytina

    is that cartilage abnormality from his surgery? or something new?

  • Briiick

    I hope Lin just plays the 4th quarter of the last game of this season.

  • joyce ward

    Meaning, knee is a little arthritic which is normal for this type of injury.

  • Grace Nsns

    “abnormality” like degeneration? inflammation? I don’t like the sound of it.

  • joyce ward

    No, more like arthritis

  • Brent Yen

    THe term is so general, can someone with medical background explains it please?

  • joyce ward

    I think it is arthritis kicking in, which is very common for meniscus tear surgery.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks for the infor.

  • tin3ytina

    i agree. some arthritis, nothing major currently, but can become a problem later on

  • Brent Yen

    Given he does not average big minutes, will this be a big concern in a long run?

  • CJSHYY

    Every player all have the problem like this so no needs to concern too much now.

  • tin3ytina

    i think it’ll affect him LATER in life. many people get arthritis when they’re older, but for athletes, it can come a lot earlier due to the wear/tear of body

  • joyce ward

    Not really. Athritis is just inflammation that can be controlled with meds. Majority of the NBA players that have some menicus tear surgery is dealing with arthritic pain

  • joyce ward

    They have wonder drugs in sports medicine that will extend your NBA career. Derron Williams use to get steroid injections in his ankles to control the pain and inflammation.

  • wandertheglobe

    I’ll bet if the Lakers were in the playoffs hunt, Lin would be playing. Since these games mean nothing, it’s smart of Lin to take precautionary measure.

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  • joyce ward

    Ok, guys having a background in the medical field, doctors can scare you with some diagnosis. lins ;s translation is that he has some inflammation in his cartilege which amounts him to taking meds and RICE. The good thing is that there is no reoccurring injury of his meniscus . I will get more info on this when I talk to my orthopedic doctor friends.

  • Brent Yen

    Thanks! Joyce!

  • Alain Gervais

    thank goodness now i can relax

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    i was scared lin would spend the offseason getting healthy as opposed to getting better as a basketball player

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Can we at least see him sitting on the bench tonight?

  • tin3ytina

    yeah, he’s been taking meds and RICE for a while now, so this was probably a recurring pain. just got more aggravated after maybe taking that hit by blake. a little rest will be the remedy. should sit out rest of games

  • joyce ward

    It is called overuse syndrome.

  • tin3ytina

    yeah. you’re right. especially with the crazy practices they were having too, hard to avoid it.

  • cali7

    I hope it is not overuse. When he finally gets to play with a real coach, he’s going to play more, and in turn, use it more. Thank goodness not re-injured though.

  • joyce ward

    I really think that lin was trying to play these last few games to help teach the rooks. Notice the point difference when lin was on the floor against the Clips. Lin was directing traffic with the rookies and they were following his lead and playing defense.

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  • cali7

    Well said! Even though I had tickets for today’s game, I’d rather him not play the rest of the games.

  • joyce ward

    I think lin will be fine. I think lin will go to a team that with good analytically data using high tech info which Lakers din’t use. I think the trainer was help to lin and his diet and that has really helped him.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Good to wake up and see the result. LOL As I predicted, nothing wrong with JLin’s knee. Something must have triggered this MRI-gate. My guess is BS wanted to DNP JLin and Lakers was scared of repercussion of JLin fans. So MRI-gate to save face of all parties. Don’t expect JLin will play for the rest of season. Lakers just wants people to purchase tix so that they might have a chance to see JLin’s actions.

  • joyce ward

    You guys, I am so happy that lin is alright. I feel like singing……LOL

  • cali7

    True. Thanks Joyce for your inside knowledge re: medical field.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, just as a precaution. Lol. Use that as an excuse. Lin should just sit out remaining games. When it comes to Lin, starting games means less minutes anyway. I just want to see Lin finish games rather than starting. Lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Go ahead!

    Glad to have my assessment correct. Nothing wrong with his injured knee:-) Whole thing is still weird. Probably more drama in the locker room that has trigger this MRI-gate:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No point to play for tanking coach.

  • joyce ward

    I truly think that lin was playing because scott asked him to help him train the rooks. lin was the only one on the team doing that. None of the other veterans did that.

  • sws94

    I AM singing. And not the blues, the happy song.

  • joyce ward

    Happy about Lin’s prognosis….I though I would share with this you…enjoy

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Still feel weird about this whole MRI-gate matter. Something must have happened behind the locker room to trigger this gate. What it was???!!!! Having said this, I’m glad there is nothing wrong with JLin knee. Don’t want him to play for the rest of season. However, JLin may not agree with my want:-)

  • I’m also glad the MRI results turned out ok.
    Knowing his perfectionist tendency, JLin probably hopes to have 1-2 good games to close the season on the high note.

    Hint: 2 final SAC games to audition for George Karl :]

  • Oh Well

    Looks like this may be the last of Lin. Dude is injury prone and hasn’t been much since a week of Linsanity. LMAO at joyce ward

  • ayyyee

    I give Lin 2 more seasons before he starts playing overseas like Turkey, Russia, or China

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Who’s I?

  • Concerned @awarde

    We need some accomplishments guys, Lin hasn’t accomplished anything in the NBA. Linsanity I don’t think counts

  • Fact

    LOL Lin is done, 2 more seasons in the NBA

  • tin3ytina

    are u seriously making different account names right now? just post under the same name

  • 1mtoldman

    triple troll alert/3 for the price of 1. bargain basement.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL. That can be true.

    My wonder mind continues to wonder about this MRI-gate. Wonder whether this is what BS/Lakers wanted to do. They wanted to create a doubt on JLin for his knee to sabotage his FA opportunities. JLin came back with MRI to let the whole world know his knee is fine. There is no issue that he can’t play post Linsanity level–his prime level. It’s only because of BS and KB that he struggled but now he has overcome it. Actually there is no issue for him to play even now. He is DNP-CD but not because of his knee. BS can use this to create a doubt but it isn’t true at all. He is receiving NY treatment now.

  • Stop trolling or you will be banned

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I like that.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s so true that for the greater good Lin should rest for the rest of the season. But I have to admit part of me gonna miss watching him play. Long summer is coming.

  • Game 79 Thread is now open
    http://www.jlinportal.com/g79-min-lal-game-threadbest-coachteam-poll/

    Thank God the MRI results didn’t reveal injuries on JLin’s left knee.

    Jeremy should get plenty of rest if he still wants to play in any of the last 4 games of the season. Knowing his competitive and perfectionist nature, Jeremy probably hopes to have a strong performance to end his season on a high note to start his Free Agency campaign. Playing 1 or 2 games against Sacramento Kings to audition in front of Coach George Karl would be one good way to start the FA.

    Keep Linning, Jeremy!

  • my guess is Lin did tell trainers about the soreness and coaches took the chance to “rest” him for whatever reasons, health and/or evaluating other players.

    Either way, as long as Lin stays healthy and perhaps have 1 good game, that’s what’s important 🙂

  • More rest for Jeremy but it’s okay.
    Let’s hope for 1or 2 good games vs SAC and Coach Karl 🙂

  • bolero

    and also in FA. Other teams will questions Lin if he’s 100% healthy. By putting it out there by FO things becomes questionable for Lin. Other team might be hesitant and Lakers can low ball Lin..

  • JoeTeam

    yes I do sir. I have to curb my own wishes for Lin to remind myself he’s a wild cheetah worth watching for his own moves.

  • LAJane

    Did he ever say it was the charge by Blake? My vote is for overuse, not the Griffin charge. If you look frame-by-frame at the hit and fall, Jeremy’s got a nice even stance as he gets hit and his body is not twisted. Griffin uses his hip to bump Jeremy close to his center…maybe left hip/groin area…but he doesn’t hit his knee. Jeremy falls directly back with neither leg torqued or at an angle. Lands on his butt/back and rolls over. Griffin manages to avoid stepping on him at all. As a dancer with a lot of kinesiological training, I don’t see a problem here. This is why he seemed to be fine at the Denver shoot-around and in smiling fan-pics after the game. I think if his knee isn’t injured and is sore due to some inflammation, then that’s because it’s a little too stressed. For my money, not just games but BS’s damaging and completely useless torture-drills. He/we are very lucky he hasn’t joined the parade of injured fellow players. He is one tough cookie. Fine with me if he sits out the rest of this lame season.