Hornets media and fan sites

Here are the Hornets media sources and fan sites that you can follow. This page will be stickied as a reference page.

If you know of more, please add a comment, and one of the mods can update this page.  (Thanks to blubell for getting this list started)

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Media Sites
Official Hornets http://www.nba.com/hornets/ https://twitter.com/hornets
https://twitter.com/HornetsPR
Charlotte Observer http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/ https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell
https://twitter.com/scott_fowler
https://twitter.com/tomsorensen
https://twitter.com/mikepersinger
SBNation http://www.atthehive.com/ https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive
https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm
https://twitter.com/apete1993
https://twitter.com/BrentMartelli
https://twitter.com/ChrisBarnewall
https://twitter.com/MullensMafia
SBNation podcast http://www.atthehive.com/hive-talk-live-podcasts https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive
https://twitter.com/davidbwalker
https://twitter.com/nickdenning
Bleacher Report http://bleacherreport.com/charlotte-hornets
Fansided http://swarmandsting.com/ https://twitter.com/SwarmnSting
https://twitter.com/JR_Steph23
Fan Sites
Hornets Nation https://twitter.com/HornetsNation
Baseline Buzz blog http://baselinebuzz.com/ https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz
333 East Trade Street http://333easttradestreet.com/ https://twitter.com/333Hornets
Trade Street Post http://tradestreetpost.com/ https://twitter.com/tradestreetpost
704 Sports http://704sports.com/category/hornets/ https://twitter.com/JakobNarbei
ESPN Truehoop affiliate http://queencityhoops.com/blog/ https://twitter.com/QCHspencer
https://twitter.com/BrettQCHoops
Bring Back the Buzz http://www.bringbackthebuzz.com/ https://twitter.com/BringBackTheBuz
Other
Hornets social media manager https://twitter.com/eryngradwell
Hornets TV play by play
https://twitter.com/hornetslmartin
AP Hornets writer https://twitter.com/SteveReedAP
Fox Sports Hornets writer https://twitter.com/Brett_Jensen
Hornets PR https://twitter.com/mcristaldi
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  • Brent Yen

    1st! and @real_dsb:disqus is incredible!

  • guest

    Second that. So is Brent Yen!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Last, new thread please.

  • real-dsb

    lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I was on the other thread whole time as I didn’t see this thread until just now. Somehow the message didn’t show up. @real_dsb:disqus your new thread wasn’t kind to me every time you made one:-)

  • real-dsb

    it’s Brent’s fault, he always steals the first

  • real-dsb

    new nickname for Lin/Kaminsky combo:
    KaLINsky (TM)

    I just trademarked it, so you can pay licensing royalties to me. =p

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not really. Just your creation of new thread doesn’t show up in my homepage at home:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Too long to remember:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    aww i remember the good old days when i was the only one for whom this happened and thought it was just because im a tech illiterate.

  • 1mtoldman

    doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue.

  • real-dsb

    what? it’s less letters and less syllables than Linsanity!

  • Linzen

    What about Tanklin? 🙂
    As in, Hornets are Tanklin again and again!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Linsanity is making sense and easy to remember but not this one:-) Too difficult for me:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Somehow it only happens when it is not @psalm234. Believe @brentyen:disqus is ok too, not 100% sure. Maybe @real_dsb:disqus did it differently:-) No idea how this works. Anyhow it’s okay. Not a big deal! Just make sure to link the the new thread from last thread will do wonderfully for me:-)

  • real-dsb

    But you could see my comment in the previous thread, right? You just couldn’t see the new post on the jlinportal home page.

  • 1mtoldman

    thats the way it does 4 me; always have to spot the new link on the old thread and go from there to get here (that’s how i got that whole string of #1 posts once upon a time).

  • real-dsb

    They obviously didn’t enter Lin’s FB page in their system (several players are missing their FB, even Steph Curry). Lin has 3.6M fans on FB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks @real_dsb:disqus for making this list. Yes I believe I’ve connected to most of the media person @twitter now. Only add on the ones who has directly mentioned positive points about JLin:-) Don’t want my tweets full of other nonJLin related stuffs. Have to unfollow couple because of that:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not initially. I didn’t see the new post until much later, about 45 min passed I believed; maybe only then you remembered to post the new thread??? After I posted it here (maybe 10 min later), I checked the homepage, it was there finally:-) Took a while to show up in homepage.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Same here. I’ve added about 30 but need to filter out a few.

  • real-dsb

    The reason is because the home page is cached with a web caching service that is updated roughly every half hour. So when anyone creates a new post, it won’t appear on the home page until the cache is refreshed in approx half an hour, but the direct URL works.

    The reason Psalm’s posts show up right away is because he manually refreshes the caching service after he creates the post. He’s the only one with permission to do that.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. I did see there. Went to JLin FB and couldn’t find how many fans JLin had. Wonder if they have posted that, what kind of rate does JLin had. Believe China fans don’t have an access to both FB and Twitter. It will be extremely interesting to see the result again if they have done more. JLin’s number of fans will be up there on the top:-)

  • real-dsb

    Which ones have mostly non-Lin related stuff? Although part of the problem is not much basketball news right now, so it may change once the season starts. I’ll mark them with an asterisk.

  • real-dsb

    Lin has 3.6 million FB fans. They’re called “likes” in FB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the explanation. This makes whole lot of sense now:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK Got it. I checked in the wrong place. Should be under JLin’s name rather than go into his page:-) Thanks!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Believe it isn’t in the list above. It’s QC TV sport channel news. Can’t remember another 1-2 I have unfollowed. Will go thru my list again when the training camp/season begins. It’s when I will know better which persons to follow/unfollow.

  • blubell

    Sounds like Lin is trying to tank, which he will never do! Sorry, I’d say no to this 🙂

  • blubell

    Brent is evil… in a good way 😛

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This magazine has published/was available back in late May/early June. Believe a fan has scanned almost the whole book if not the whole book back then. I have read thru what’s available then:-) Good to have a copy though!

  • Rzo Vlade

    linsky!!!!!!

  • Rzo Vlade

    LINSKY connection

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Agree no “Tanklin.”

  • real-dsb

    ok cool

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This I can accept. Let’s hope to see this in preseason games:-)

  • blubell

    What about FrankLin?

  • Rzo Vlade

    lollllll…….

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Not sure about this one:-)

  • blubell

    @real_dsb:disqus is indeed incredible.

  • blubell

    Linky? lol

  • 1mtoldman

    flip it skylin

  • blubell

    I like 🙂

  • real-dsb

    ok, I got it: Jereminsky! =p

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s even better:-)

  • linspiredinla

    Not available in USA.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I know. I don’t live in US but DU. So, don’t get anything except what’s available in the net:-)

  • JoeTeam

    here’s a virtual penny.

  • Linzen

    No problem 🙂
    Just inspired by Frank’s nick name Frank the tank, and the draggful year of LAL tanking.
    This Tank with Lin is the wining tank. 😉

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like LinZeller for his 7′ new teammate!

  • Phillycheese

    I Kam, I Lin, I conquered. You’ve been Posted on the Linkam.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s look at Lin’s ex-teammates.
    Wayne Ellington got a raise $1.5m/yr for 2 years with Nets.
    Ronnie Price $1.5m 1 year fully guaranteed from Portland
    Jordon Hill $4m for 1 year signed with Pacers
    Wesley Johnson signed a 2 year / $2,327,888 contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, fully guaranteed
    Carlos Boozer got some interest from Pelicans; I have confidence that he would play for a contender.

    All veterans except Kobe and Nick Young left the team.
    I don’t think there are too many players who want to play for Byron Scott.

  • kittyhead

    BS really ruined every player’s worth…contrary to D’Antoni…pathetic.

  • 1mtoldman

    i guess kellys still there too. (only reason young z because no one wanted him).

    everyone gone. thats whats so crazy about lakers summer league team.

    basically: their summer league team is their regular season league team! (plus just kobe/hibbert/bass/l. williams) and the above mentioned 2.

    probably a majority of their summer league roster will be a majority of their regular season roster,

    and 3/5 of their summer league starting lineup will be 3/5 of their regular season starting lineup.

    tonite (and pretty much every nite) they play a team of guys 90% of who will never make an nba roster:

    and they still can’t compete!

    (1-4 beating only i think the tank king philly team).

    imagine what will happen when they go up against real competition!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe Bryant $25M
    Ryan Kelly $1.7M
    Robert Sacre more or less 980,000
    Nick Young $5.2M

    New veterans Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, Brandon Bass
    Roy Hibbert $15.6M just for 1 season (1 year contract)
    Brandon Bass 2 year / $6,000,000
    Lou Williams 3 year / $21,000,017
    ( I’m almost sure that he’s going to be a bust next season for Byron Scott)

    Young players + Rookies
    Jordon Clarkson
    Julius Randal (Almost a bust in Summer League)
    D’Angelo Russell (Doesn’t look good in Summer League)
    Larry Nance Jr.
    Anthony Brown 2nd round from Stanford
    Jabari Brown undrafted from last season

    Hornets is going to kick the butt of Lakers this season.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess bc Lakers is too cheap that even w 1.5M they don’t want to pay… read right now they all tryout undraft players that maybe only will cost them less than 1M. smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    U have my vote!

  • Bulldog

    Playing for a team in fully tank mode causes damages to all of the players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Last season was a tank season on purpose.
    Next season, Lakers won’t tank but they are guaranteed losers. Just see how long Byron Scott can stay on the job.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess they will tank since no hope to win… Eric said just let these young players run & run…LOL!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Their draft is only top 3 protected; they would tank for nothing because Phoenix most likely will get their first round draft pick. I’ll be so happy if that turns out to be a top lottery pick.

  • kittyhead

    I wish BS could stay with the Lakers for 10 more years!! He’s perfect for them!

  • kittyhead

    No, they dont need to run, all they want and need to do is shoot to death and pad pretty stats, just like the Great Black Mamba!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Even though next season Laker’s first round draft choice is top 3 protected, Lakers might still be able to keep their draft choice if it becomes the worst team in NBA.

  • Arsenium12 .

    ESPN reports that Ty Lawson won’t face DUI charges in California and Colorado until completing a 30-day residential treatment program. The ruling was made by a Denver judge today (Friday). On Saturday, Lawson will enter a treatment center in California for patients with addiction and psychiatric issues.

    Lawson’s next court appearance in Denver was set for Aug. 20. The judge said she could issue a warrant for Lawson’s arrest if he leaves treatment early.

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13275106/denver-nuggets-pg-ty-lawson-enter-private-alcohol-treatment-following-dui

  • blubell

    They’d be ZelLin 🙂

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LA Lakers shows us a typical example of self destruction with their draft choices, their head coach and their super star Kobe Bryant.
    If they drafted Jahil Okafor who could contribute right away. If they didn’t trash the whole team, they might survive with a solid team and FAs might even consider. In comparison, Phil Jackson is doing a much better job in NY.
    No free agents are going to LA. All those cap space are for nothing.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Denver implosion. Mike Malone is going through a hard season soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Miracles come from God and I don’t think God is on their side.

  • Rick Johnson

    Denver going to be a tanking team.

  • TTNN

    heard a podcast says BS somehow deflated his player’s price just like D’antoni inflated his player’s price. Looks at last years, all the Lakers players got nice contract after a bad year in Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What they need to do now is to be professional and let bygones be bygones.
    Forget and forgive. The FO made many mistakes too. Blaming on the players just delay the process of rebuilding.

  • Whitman Lam

    Denver isn’t a playoff team yet, but they have some good pieces like Faried, Nurkic, Gallinari, and now Mudiay. These guys can be developed or traded for a star.

  • 1mtoldman

    good news for lawson tho once he gets out of “celebrity rehab”–reports say (yes) lakers and rockets are both interested.

  • Whitman Lam

    Honestly, I’m not going to post or participate on any team’s social media or fan forum until said team makes Lin their franchise starting point guard. Team fan bases will get annoyed whenever Lin fans show up in droves to talk and boost up a temporary interim point guard.
    No team has yet to show any longterm commitment to stick with Lin. I am not going to waste time arguing or breaking down simple basketball concepts with apathetic non Lin fans.

  • KHuang

    Lawson or not, Emmanuel Mudiay is going to have a REALLY ROUGH ROOKIE SEASON.

    He’s not NBA ready, and he’s not the superstar that Denver is touting him as. The athleticism is not there.

    The Nuggets should’ve signed Lin.

    Lin would have been insurance not just for Lawson, but for Mudiay’s struggles as well.

  • KHuang

    NY ain’t doing that great either.

    Porzingis is NOT READY to contribute and won’t be for at least another year.

    NY is much farther from the playoffs than Lin’s Charlotte Hornets are.

  • Linja

    That is what Low-IQ people would do.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Denver just doesn’t have the talent they want to use.
    They do have some talents in Lawson and Faried but the FO is inept to start rebuilding the team. The bad blood will last for quite a while hurting their chances to come back.
    The owner is so naive!!!!

  • KHuang

    The owner has HIRED THE WRONG PEOPLE.

    GM Pete D’Alessandro ejected Jimmer Fredette in Sacramento even though Fredette was Sacramento’s best player and is way more gifted than Mudiay will ever be.

    The coach Mike Malone doesn’t get along with GM D’Alessandro, and they just started a new job together.

    The team could’ve had Lin with Mike D’Antoni. That team would have CONTENDED in the West. Instead it’s TANKING TIME.

    Bad teams like Denver stay bad by making bad decisions like REJECTING JEREMY LIN.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Agree. Hornets is much ahead with a fairly solid infrastructure and decent young players. NYKnicks has added some solid players which may keep them borderline competitive. At least they have hope for next season to add on some top FAs. Lakers is hopeless.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, you could change GM, head coach, and even players. Bad owner is incurable unless he’s ready to sell the team.

  • FrankW

    “Within minutes of the signing, fans swarmed the Hornets
    social media outlets by the thousands to support and congratulate Lin for
    embarking on his newest NBA adventure, in Charlotte.” -JAKOB NARBEI

    http://704sports.com/2015/07/1

  • KHuang

    Every single one of those guys GOT MORE THAN HE DESERVED.

    There’s not a single guy among the list that wasn’t headed out of the NBA until Lin SAVED their careers.

  • KHuang

    The Lakers/Suns pick was conveyed to Philadelphia in the massive Brandon Knight trade.

    Another pick ready to be sent into the toilet by the Lakers and then Suns has just been mercifully flushed out by the Sixers.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All star centre Marc Gasol was first drafted by Lakers in the 2nd round but was later traded away. How many bad trades that Lakers have made to win now and gave up the future? Now they are at the bottom and would stay there for a long long time because of their management with nothing more to give up to win now.

  • dolphin2k2

    How many chances does a DUI offender get? This was his 2nd or 3 time already. Must someone die before it is taken seriously?

  • blubell
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  • LOFsRWack

    Did I miss Hornets Planet on the fan list?
    http://hornetsplanet.com/forum/8-hornets-talk/

  • Jedi

    I’m not 100% certain, but wasn’t this trade to get Pau Gasol? If so, it did win them a title or two. Short term gain but well worth it.

  • KHuang

    Have you come to troll this forum the way you fire personal attacks at me and other Lin fans on the other forum?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • real-dsb

    nice one!

  • real-dsb

    That’s a good philosophy.

    I don’t post on team fan forums. It’s pointless, because if someone is biased against Lin for whatever reason (preconceived notion, hearsay, etc), it doesn’t matter how much evidence you show, 99% won’t change their mind. (Same thing if someone tried to show evidence that Lin is a bad player in a Lin forum, it won’t change 99% of Lin fans’ minds).

  • real-dsb

    this is an awesome list too, from last week

    https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/618965126180421633?lang=en

  • real-dsb

    Don’t worry, we don’t allow personal attacks/accusations/labeling here. If anyone makes personal attacks/accusations/labeling, then flag it. The mods will delete the comment. Repeated offenses will likely lead to banning.

  • real-dsb

    I just read the team-related news and follow twitter news to know what’s going on with the team.

  • real-dsb

    This is just a silly thing:

    http://www.nba.com/jordan/

  • Infini

    Hi, I have a post that was put in moderation. Could you check on it? Thanks!

  • guest

    Silly? Why do you say so?

  • Arsenium12 .

    From “Focus Taiwan” (July 17, 2015) ….

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker visited Taipei Friday and presented a Houston Rockets basketball signed by Jeremy Lin to Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲). … Parker, who became mayor of the city in 2010, had visited Taipei before, as the two cities have been sister cities since the 1960s. After receiving the gift, Ko said he wanted to “hire a guard to protect this ball.”
    __________

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • I am The Jason

    You forgot Ed Davis $20 million dollar deal with Blazers. He really benefited from JLin and bolted from the dysfunctional Lakers

  • Infini

    That’s really awkward.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    I’m sorry.

    I was wrong and won’t do that again ever.

  • Rzo Vlade

    Dr. J: Sixers On 7-Year Plan ‘To Be Good’

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/07/16/dr-j-sixers-on-7-year-plan-to-be-good/

    they are still tanking………………

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Phillycheese

    I only post if the firgum is active.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc still needs more years to go….So far I didn’t see them draft anyone good yet? LOL!

  • Whitman Lam

    The Rockets had better pay Lin some royalties for milking his name after they traded him away.

  • Whitman Lam

    The Lakers don’t develop young players, they sign them for max contracts after OTHER TEAMS have developed them into good players. Like Shaq, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, etc.

  • Whitman Lam

    BS did a good job inflating Clarkson’s stats, the point guard of the future who can’t play point guard.

  • KHuang

    Dr J with the slam dunk!

  • KHuang

    This makes no sense.

    The city of Houston doesn’t like Jeremy Lin.

    Is this some sort of goodwill gesture for Taiwanese advertisers to reinvest in Houston following the wake of Lin’s mistreatment?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    What are realistic statistics do you expect from Jeremy with Charlotte Hornets?

    My expectation for Lin is: 12PPG, 4-5assist, 44%FG, 37%3Point….

    I envision somewhere between 21 to 25 minutes for Lin in the first 10-15 games…and if he play as well or better than Kemba, I see Clifford increasing his minutes a bit….Some of that will have to do with how does Lin deal with playing shooting guard and can he do a respectable job guarding bigger shooting guards.

    But based on somewhere between 21-25 minutes, what is your expectation?..12ppg 4ast with 44fg and 35%3p…is that too much to ask or too little?

    Also, does anyone know what were Lin statistics when Byron Scott removed him out of the line-up in favor or Ronnie Price?..I’d like to see his point per game, assist per game, FG%, 3P%.

  • Maknusia

    yup…interesting notion…motive?? hmmm

  • Maknusia

    I’m interested to know as well

  • Yellow

    @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus, you were very high on Batum when he was on the Portland team while you weren’t sold on Lance Stephenson and you called him scrub during his Pacer’s tenure.
    Buried in many post here recently, you said Stephenson played better SF than Batum would. What makes you change your tone?

  • Yellow

    The question is for KHuang, not sure why the name appears here is something weird..sorry..

  • Michael

    This is nice..Thanks realdsb.

  • bolero

    investor should go to CLT and invest for a year. lol

  • sport

    And people wanted Lin to go to Sixers, that is a forever tanking team that players should stay far away from with a GM who learned under Morey!

  • sport

    That’s dumb, trying to using JLin to for relations after they mistreated him and traded him away.

  • Acbc

    Sorry, I don’t agree that there is a vengeful God. This is why I follow Lin! He may feel hurt from his haters, but he walks the walk of his God to love thy enemy. You will never hear Lin say that God will punish you for wronging me.

    God is on everyone’s side. Even the lowest criminals can be saved. Even the current Pope washed the feet of the prisoners as a gesture of this belief. We are all sinners to degrees. Some are further ahead in their own process, that’s all.

  • Michael

    Maybe trying to get rid of all things Lin related.

  • Maknusia

    done

  • Michael

    He’d run out of excuses.

  • Yellow

    Jeremy will still crush the Rox when they play Hornets.
    This time, I’m pretty sure Jeremy will play his brand of bball so no amount of belated goodwill would salvage the broken ties.

  • Michael

    @real_dsb:disqus is very much indeed incredible

  • Michael

    No…..just kidding…but no

  • Maknusia

    well said Acbc!

  • KHuang

    I’m high on Batum when he’s playing his natural position of small forward.

    I’m not high on Batum being shifted to shooting guard where he’ll be asked to do shooting guard things that he cannot do, specifically makong plays off the dribble and making 2 guard type cuts off the ball.

    Lance Stephenson is a natural 2, albeit not athletically gifted enough to create on his shots. He’s still far more capable than Batum at running 2 guard sets and moving off the ball.

    If Nicholas Batum was the Hornet’s designated cornerman as the Hornet’s small forwars, I’d be like “great”. But I envision major struggles for him as the team’s starting SG, especially since Kemba Walker doesn’f have the athletic ability to create shots for Batum or anyone else including himself.

  • KHuang

    First 10-15 games expectations for me:

    15 mpg, 5 ppg, 2 apg

  • Maknusia

    My bad initially, I didnt read thoroughly…it was the Mayor..which is fine I guess, due to their long ties before to Lin joining Rox. As a gesture of of goodwill and knowing its Lin’s parent hometown and huge followers of Lin…so its understandable, I guess

  • KHuang

    I was one of those people.

    Even now, I’d rather Lin be with the Sixers than Hornets.

    But the Sixers DON’T WANT LIN.

    They don’t even think he’s good enough to be worth a minimum contract. Never mind that Lin has dominated them more than any All Star like Lebron James has!

  • yes, thanks to @real_dsb:disqus great job to compile the list that @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus started to generate, we have 1 place for all CHA media/fan links. It will come very handy indeed!

  • I have a slightly higher expectations

    With 9 player rotation that Clifford plans, I think 20-25mpg is realistic to test whether Kemba/Al/JLin lineup can create enough spacing for the offense to close the games strong. I’d have to see if Clifford tries this a lot during preseason games, though.

    So perhaps 12-14p/5a in 20-25mpg for the 1st 10-15 games.
    If JLin doesn’t close games with Kemba/Al, it will be 8-10ppg/3a

  • al

    He got those stats with the rockets, he should be able to do better with more playing time

  • KHuang

    Who said Lin’s getting more playing time?

  • KHuang

    I don’t think Lin can quickly dispel the Hornet’s erroneous fantasy notion that Lin can not play good defense.

    Lin will need a full 20 games to convince the coaches that he’s not a defensive liability. Doesn’t matter how well Lin defends.

    Once the coaches finally realize Lin can defend, THEN we shall see how much Lin plays.

  • Al

    Three new starters on the team, coach has to try different combinations, more time for Lin on the court.

  • KHuang

    Those things make it HARDER for Lin to get minutes, not easier!

  • KHuang

    Before Lin was benched for Price, he was averaging over 15 ppg on nearly 50 40 90 shooting.

    Also, Lin hasn’t had any trouble guarding shooting guards over the last few years.

    The only times Lin REALLY got burnt was by James Anderson in Phi and like once by Klay Thompson who burns EVERYBODY.

    Lin actually does better defensively against SGs than PGs, mainly because Lin gets caught up in screens with no help against PGs.

  • Linzen

    I have a higher expectation because coach Clifford said it himself that nobody can play well with only 15 mins a game.
    IMO Lin will start the season with around 30 mins, running with both Kamba and the 2nd unit.
    Hope he can average 15ppg and 5a.

  • blubell

    He won’t run out of stupid excuses… he has endless supplies of them.

  • grover chang

    17 pts, 8 assist 50/40/90 3 TO, 2 steals and 2 blocks per game. The offense is MDA like and the defense system will be the best Lin has played in so far, which will translate to more offensive opportunities as well. LIn has improved his game. So right coach, team, and improvement I expect big numbers.

  • Linzen

    I was one of those people too.
    I really think JLin can pnr with all their bigs and make the team really special. But, you’re right… they don’t want him. Well, it is their lost.

  • rookie75094

    Linsanity numbers 25pts 8asst 3blk 4 steals 1tov .

  • JoeTeam

    With your return KHuang is a lot of bball talk that I like. Can’t wait for the play to start, so we can discuss, argue, flame ha ha about plays we all can remember I am too old and uninformed 🙂

  • Arsenium12 .

    Sports Illustrated says :

    Matthew Dellavedova, a restricted free agent, “is seeking a multiyear deal starting at $4 million per season, per a source, and the Cavs have balked, largely due to the enormous luxury tax implications that come with that type of contract. The market has
    largely dried up—Jeremy Lin’s deal with Charlotte closed a potential door—so it will be interesting to see how long this stalemate continues.”

    See : http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/15/nba-summer-league-kevin-durant-enes-kanter-deron-williams-thunder-nets

  • Acbc

    IMO, the only stat that matters to Lin and hopefully the hornets as well is win shares. All other measurable stats can be misleading. Teams that focuses on individual stats will fall down the slippery slope to jealousy and star system…such as the past 3 teams Lin has played on.

    “Winning DOESNT fix anything; only winning the right way, with the right culture can fix everything.

  • spiderman

    As they fantasize towards accumulating high draft picks, high draft picks of yesteryear will have retired or moved onto other teams

  • 1mtoldman

    the #s quoted below ( over 15ppg, “nearly” 50/40/90 shooting) in answer to your question are entirely inaccurate….

    unless you consider 45/36/85 (the actual numbers)
    “nearly” 50/40/90.

    as to the ppg that is even further from the truth: the actual # is only 11.9.

    assists per game: 4.9

  • Acbc

    One of the reasons NBA players NEVER comment on other player’s salary is that the higher the salary teams are willing to pay, the more value their own next contract becomes.

    When Melo said Lin’s contract was ridiculous, he committed a collective bargaining faux pas. Teams like Charlete that pay significantly below market value for Lin drives down the value of all player’s values. That’s just how the market reacts.

    When reporters try to goat Phil Mickelson into making negative comments on Tiger Woods because Phil could not out duel him in the majors for the longest time, Phil reacted exactly the opposite way. Phil said, that he thanks Tiger everyday for being his major competitor because Tiger has made him very rich in the process. Now Phil Micholson is one of the top earning pro athletes because of his powerful association with Tiger.

    The business of sports is not only about ability, it’s also about MARKETABILITY. Melo was ridiculous in his comment to say that Lin’s contract was undeserved.

  • Acbc

    Still bad, IMO. You don’t slap someone in the face for 2 years then use their fame and celebrity for your own gains.

    It’s very bad manners and insulting to Lin, his fans in Taiwan and to the mayor of that city.

    Chines people will smile and pretend it’s all good, but behind that smile they are thinking “do you take me for a fool?”

  • JoeTeam

    very cool post! Ability and marketability!

  • Chopz

    Delladova’s not that great but he’s worth about $4 mil per year. He’s in the patrick beverley category for me, so 4 mil is not outlandish. Beverley makes about 6.25 mil per year. Lin at 2.2 mil per year but we all know he deserves much more than that, at least 10 mil per year in this market.

  • KHuang

    me

    oldie van moldie

  • Acbc

    What separates homer fans and Lin fans is simply a matter of physical connection. It’s easy to be derogatory to Lin fans but why do they not hate on Chinese Kobe fans? The fact will always be that while the NBA tries it’s darnedest to grow the game internationally, they somehow forget that homers can never understand why fans follow their own favourite players instead of their home team.

    Fundamentally, there will always be a disconnect geographically. To single out Chinese fans who follow Lin as LOFs but not denigrate them for following Lebron or Kobe is a disingenuous slander on Asian Lin fans.

    So since I’m a LOF that will follow Lin to Charlete, I know full well that we are in the honeymoon phase right now. Soon enough, the homers will start to complain about the Asian fans who only love Lin. That’s just human nature and anyone who believes otherwise will be disappointed. I’m staying right at home here with my other LOFs.

  • Maine Lobster

    I am not looking too far ahead into the coming season, rather I’m excited about the global games between CHA vs LAC.
    Too bad Lin ‘won’t be playing against CP3 , it would be an interesting matchup and I’m looking forward to seeing if the Clippers can get away with their dirty plays fouling Lin hard yet not called by the biased referees.

    Lin missed the global game last season, as a result fans in Asia didn’didn’t get to watch him play in Asia. That’s a huge loss for both Lin and his fans as Lin dididn’t get to dazzle his fans with him raining 3s, blocking CP3’s shots, laying cicircus shots, etc etc. To me, the gl8bal games in Shanghai and Shenzen definitely will be one of the must watch games this season..Go Lin! Go Hornets!

  • Joe what do you know

    First 15 game prediction
    20-25mpg
    14.x ppg / 5.x apg / 3.x rpg / 1.5+ spg / 2.5- TOpg
    45+ FG% / 35+ 3PT% / 80+ FT%

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • KHuang

    That’s not necessary.

    Anybody can see that a troll is a troll, whether that troll is pro Lin or not.

  • KHuang

    Not even a Lin hater can explain what basketball reasons there are as to why Dellavedova is paid twice as much as Lin.

  • KHuang

    Delly is a better player than Bev across the board.

    He deserves to be paid more than the unathletic injury prone nonproducing Bev.

    It actually pleases me that Houston is stuck with Bev for the next 4 years. Bev is just as hurtful to Houston’s playoff chances as any opponent is.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Melo is the cancer to a team. Which team he played achieved anything?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If we can’t sure about the usage and minutes, the rest are meaningless.
    All I need to do, he would help the team to win.

  • flash

    17ppg, 7apg, 3.7rpg, 1.7spg, 0.5bpg, 2.7tpg if given 30+mins and main ball handler in those mins. 47fg%, 41 3pt%, 87ft%

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Only when winning and playing Lin are tied together, would Lin get more minutes.
    A rough estimation:

    When Kemba Walker is not on the court, Lin must be there. So if Kemba played 33 minutes or so, Lin at least have 48 – 33 = 15 minutes w/o Walker.

    Jeremy is clutch in the 4thQ, the coach would at least give him 4 to 5 minutes more on top of the 15 minutes.

    Thererfore, Lin would at least plays 20 minutes per game. Lin is a willing passer and he would pass the ball to Walker. Coach Clifford would at least design some plays of double PGs That would at least amount to a few more minutes.

    My estimation, Lin will play around 25 minutes per game to begin with. Out of that 25 minutes, Lin would run the 2nd unit all by himself for 15 minutes at ultra fast tempo. 10 minutes he would play alongside Walker at slower tempo.

  • Acbc

    As the saying goes, “you’ve made your bed, now you have to sleep in it.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is mentioned once.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have zero confidence in Sam Hinkie, an academic in basketball.

  • MEL LIN

    because he was mentioned so many times that they have to edit it. lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I like the lady that mentioned him with real sincerity.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott is the mastermind of tanking by throwing everyone except Kobe under the bus. Karma next season. No more free agents want to go to Lakers without overpaying them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Beverley is going downhill in just a few years. Jeremy is still improving every year. That Beverley is so fragile. Jeremy has to go through his back spasma, knee injury etc. Tell me who is tougher.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You put Della on the court against Jeremy today, Jeremy will school him every time. Jeremy is simply too quick and too strong for him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    CBS Sports a traditional Jeremy unfriendly website, I presume, has just ranked the Hornets 29/30 teams in NBA. These reporters are out of their minds. Charlotte has gained lots of better players from drafts and trades. How could they get any worse? Where Jeremy goes, these idiots would find ways of dissing him and his team.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think Lakers will be 29 or 30, w their PG for next 10 years – Russell…. haha! They really don’t need try hard to tank next season bc they are really bad. Never mind about CBS bc they just never really fair to report anything about Lin. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t help click on CBS article.

  • gasparthe2nd

    it does seem that way, doesn’t it.

  • Infini

    Thanks!

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • It’s certainly good to have a healthy skepticism knowing the myth of Lin not playing good D has been spread for 2-3 yrs.

    Coach Clifford is known to have Top 5-8 defense in the past few years so I have high hope that he knows how to leverage JLin’s strength in helping team defense as he recently shared in the CHA interview.

    I just want to see Lin gets a fair shake from a coach who really believes in him.
    So far so good but I will also wait to see how Coach Clifford uses him in preseason games.

  • HOU certainly sealed their fate with their non-playmaking PG in Bev for the next 4 years
    Harden has complained about the lack of playmaker after the playoff but didn’t get his playmaking PG.

    It will be interesting to see how long HOU roster will change after a few more failures with Harden as the sole playmaker. Dwight might bolt next with a few more playoff failures

  • blubell
  • Very interesting. A lot of references to water.
    Even Yao Ming famously said in 2012 JLin is like water, very strong inside

    I have hope & faith that JLin will help Charlotte Hornets will make a splash in this coming season if they also have faith in him.

  • Maknusia

    I think there might be some trade coming up later in Oct/Nov

  • blubell

    Holy spirit is referred to as the living water in the Bible. You can’t have faith without it because it is source of life. Jeremy will be fine as long as he keeps the faith 🙂

  • Maknusia

    LOL…I was wondering to myself…no one picked on that yet?!!! 🙂

    I guess, the actually interview question/approach by Carson was asking about Frank, hence the answers were pertaining to Frank as well how he would fit in and help on wins as well

  • Maknusia

    The slap was from Rox and not Houston the city

  • blubell

    The water drop sound at the end of his videos now makes sense.

  • You’re so right! Jeremy has the living water in him.
    Yao Ming was certainly very perceptive to describe him

  • Maknusia

    J-Lin Thinks Lakers, Rockets Didn’t Give Him Opportunity to Show True Skills – by Nelly Ramirez

    Jeremy Lin signed with the Charlotte Hornets this offseason as he believes the up-and-coming Eastern Conference power will provide him the opportunity his previous teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets, did not give him during his tenure.

    The 26-year old Lin spurned more money and a chance to compete for a starting spot to sign with the Hornets on a two-year, $4.37 million deal. Lin’s decision to pick the Hornets among several suitors came as a surprise given his intention to re-ignite his career following star-crossed seasons with the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers.

    The former Harvard standout stressed that Charlotte is a perfect place to resume his career because the Queen City allows him to have more privacy after going through a gauntlet of scrutiny during his time in Los Angeles and head coach Steve Clifford’s system gives him the freedom to play his own brand of basketball.

    “I just felt like this is going to be a great fit for me,” Lin told reporters via ESPN. “One thing I want to do is see how close I can get to reaching my full potential. In order to do that, it takes a lot of work on my end, and it also takes finding the right situation and the right coach and the right system.”

    “I want to get back to what makes me what I am as a player, which is being aggressive, being on the attack and always charging toward the rim. I think that will help create easier shots for this team.”

    Lin, who averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists in 25 minutes per game last season (ESPN/Stats), did not mince word in saying that he’s a much better all-around player now than he was more than three years ago at the peak of Linsanity in New York. He added that his sub-par stints with the Rockets and the Lakers are products of him being in a wrong system and lack of opportunity to employ his own playing style.

    “I do believe I am a more refined player, a more all-around player,” Lin said. “I do think the work I have put in has made me better. I just don’t think I have had the same fit or opportunity.”

    The 26-year old Lin will serve as a backup for starting playmaker Kemba Walker and run the Hornets’ second-unit that features several fresh faces. Hornets general manager Rich Cho pulled off a series of moves this offseason in attempt to give their offense a boost after averaging 94.2 ppg (28th in the league). The Hornets acquired Nicolas Batum, Spencer Hawes and Jeremy Lamb via trade and selected Frank Kaminsky with the no.9 overall pick in NBA Draft.

  • Maknusia

    Just in case is you are interested in Lin’s LAL Jersey…going for 50 bucks
    http://www.nbanfljerseys.com/?route=product/product&product_id=19579

  • Brent Yen

    Booooooo

  • TTNN

    come on, Lakers was the second last even in the summer league, even with 7 rotation players in their SL team. Then you add Kobe, Nick, Sacre to that, you will get to 26? or even 19? that will be a joke….

  • Guest

    Notify me when it went down to $10 or under &10, maybe I will consider it then.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Hope Lin gets the minutes needed to be very productive as for points and assist…He sure speaks very confidently that he’ll get lot of minutes.

  • real-dsb

    whoa… mind blown!

    also, the JL also resemble two legs/feet walking on the water

  • real-dsb

    that’s okay, I love it. And Lin loves being underdog too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Once he is given 30 minutes or above, he would play at a star level.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Where can we see fair reporting? Hardly any!

  • real-dsb
  • real-dsb

    If Dellavedova played for Byron Scott and the Lakers last year, he wouldn’t even get an offer from any team this year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nicholas Batum will play SF a lot because Hornets is going to improve on their offense.
    The starting forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can’t shoot 3. To play small, he would probably share the PF with Marvin Williams with Marvin shooting 3s at around 35%. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is at the end of his contract and I think he would probably be traded too.

    The Hornets is going to change a lot on their plays next year with more 3 point shooting and more GS small team with bigs shooting 3s. They have Steve Hawes, Kaminsky and Cody Zeller. I believe Zeller could shoot 3 too but he didn’t take many of those last season because he usually drove to the basket.

  • real-dsb

    I should have given more background. It’s a web page created about Michael Jordan that wasn’t updated in 14 years. The latest “news” is that:

    “By returning to the NBA with the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan is adding another chapter to his storied legacy.”

    Obviously, MJ’s Wizards years did not add to his “storied legacy” LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Figure that is minimum. With Kemba walker playing 33 minutes per game as PG.
    Then Lin play 15 minutes as PG.
    However Lin will also play SG along with Kemba. I figure that will give Lin 5 to 10 minutes at least. So 20 – 25 minutes would be the lower margin.
    Of course if the 2 PGs system works, Lin will get to play even more minutes.
    I figure both Kemba and Lin will have plenty of court spacing to play their game. 2 PGs system would work with both PGs attacking from either side.

  • real-dsb

    No big deal, we welcome your posts here! Just reminding everyone about the policies. =)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Both Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin are good at blocking shots with their quickness and I believe they would have a synergy in defense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How could anyone seeing the defense highlights of Jeremy and still think that he couldn’t defend?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Just because Lakers wouldn’t want fans to compare Lin with D’Angelo Russell before the season even begins.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How many years can a team keep a rookie? What is the most successful year in 76ers’ draft?
    76er is having their best year of draft with Jahil Okafor anchoring their front line. They can at most keep him for 4 years. They have tanked for 3 years. So that easily adds up to 7.

    They can’t tank for long because Okafor at the end of his rookie contract would opt out! Okafor is their franchise player.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Rather an anticlimax!

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Hey fellow Jeremy Lin fans, my daughter just entered a fire safety poster contest, and I would like your help by voting for her poster. The goal of the poster contest is to raise awareness for fire safety. Thanks! Here is the link: http://www.projectparadigm.org/current-monthly-contest#mid=22919445&offset=2&page=&s=upload%20DESC

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    OK Just did. Let us know the result:-)

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks! I will definitely let you know. The contest ends the last day of July.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not bad. I just vote. Really nice poster.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I cherish the thought that Kobe retires while Lakers has the worst record in NBA.
    I do think that 76ers might even have a better team than Lakers. Any way, Lakers is among the worst two teams in NBA!!!!

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks!

  • KL

    Not trying to sound like a Khuang groupie but I do get his point.

    The perimeter of Kemba, Batum and MKG is going to be steamrolled by the opposition.

    Batum is a better, more humble and team oriented version of Chandler Parsons. However he is not an SG. Remember when Parsons tried to initiate a pick and roll or when Paraons was guarding Chris Paul? Expect same results with Batum.

    MKG has no offense and Kemba will not be able to help him.

    The backups, with a Lin – Lamb back court, with Kaminsky in the front court, will be so much better than the starters, it will cause friction in the team.

    Kemba may start freezing Lin out. It may not even be about marginalisation. Kemba may just try to overcompensate for the poor performance of the starters.

    The organisation may have no choice but to marginalise Lin instead of offending a player with a long big contract like Kemba.

    I get the point. I do expect some drama.

    But the positives are there. These problems are meant to be solved by a good coach. If Lin trusts the coaching team that is a big deal already. Also they seem to be genuinely interested in winning.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    ESPN is among one of the worst Lin reporting in the media.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13224585/free-agent-guard-jeremy-lin-announces-join-charlotte-hornets
    They only mentioned Lin’s points per game steadily declined from 14.6 points to 11.2 points this season without mentioning that Lin steadily played less minutes and took less shots. In fact Lin took 10.9 shots per game in 2011-12 at his peak. He took only 8.8 shots in 2014-1015. Lin played 32.2 min in 2013-14 but he only played 25.8 minutes in 2014-15.
    This is sport journalism at its worst in reporting Lin.
    Chris Broussard, Baxter Holmes and Tim MacMahon and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    This is irresponsible reporting.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba can’t freeze Lin out because his statistics would go down too!
    And his statistics aren’t impressive.
    If he starts freezing Lin out, his stats will go to h***.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The rumour spreaded out about Jeremy’s lack of defense is absolutely untrue.
    Lin is among 14PGs in NBA with a positive Defensive RPM rating. He is among one of the better defenders as a PG.

  • KL

    I hope so. Harden and Kobe could not see the logic. Let’s hope Kemba can be better.

  • Maknusia

    I think we are reading too much into it….the preseason and scrimmage havent even started.

    More over when the preseason starts, we are not sure on the readiness of the players…all of them would be putting efforts during summer to improve their game and get ready for the Org requirement to certain extend, similar to JLin.

    Its totally not fair to guesstimate how the team nor an individual would be playing at this point…I dont mind educated guesstimates, but we are just basing on pure assumptions

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin used to have good teammates until they’re too big of themselves.
    Harden understands now that he couldn’t do it alone.
    Carmelo is pathetic calling himself an elite player and achieve nothing in NBA. At least LeBron got his rings but Carmelo has got nothing yet.
    Kobe is on his way out and taking everything down with him. Next season, his team will be one of the 2 worst teams in NBA.

    Lin and Kemba would be fine because they may understand that they are helping one another.

  • KL

    Yeah maybe I am making too many assumptions at this stage. I was so optimistic when Lin joined the Lakers. It was really crushing to see how it panned out and to realise that the signs were there all along. I will have to find a way to be more positive.

  • Acbc

    Yeah, notify me when it’s the same price as Charmin. Lol

  • KL

    Kemba does seem like a nice guy from the one interview I have seen. If he learns to work with Lin, all my concerns mentioned above would not be valid.

  • Yascar

    After several seasons of things not going Lin’s way, I don’t think any of us, least of all Jeremy, expects an easy ride. Jeremy will bring his game and his work ethic and determination. The rest of it can’t really be controlled. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  • Maknusia

    Me too, mate…it really sucks when we found out SC was hired as a Plan B if Kobe and the team dont work out…then its all tank. And they itself should have been a lesson to us, not to read too much of anything prior to season starts.

    Predicting on how the team may work based on past history of the players which is fine, but is not conclusive. End of the day, its all chemistry, trust, and how the Head Coach and coaching staff comes out with best possible plans for the team and players for the Ultimate Win and not stats.

  • Maknusia

    booooo∞

    lol…some would just buy it for JLin’s love and not LAL

  • KL

    I guess I have become a bit paranoid.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Michael Jordan wants to win so bad that if Lin were to glaringly outplay him OR if the team is clearly better when Lin gets in the game, I strongly believe they will eventually do the right thing and either bench Kemba or trade him.

    According to report, Cho and Clifford jobs are on the line and the Hornets has to make it into the playoff or they will both be fired…Kemba will have to step up his game and can not allow something similar to what happen last year when Mo William came in and outplayed him while the team started winning.

    If they have to trade Kemba and Jefferson to get better, I believe Jordan will do that…He wants to win at all cost.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • KL

    Good point. I was wrong about the Lakers. Let me be wrong about the Hornets! Haha

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Too early for me to worry:-) Stay positive unless Hornets prove me to be wrong.

  • Phillycheese

    Yes, a little paranoid. Let’s just watch how this plays out. There is jealousy of Lin due to his popularity far outreaching his actual play. Clifford will put a stop to non-team players real quick if his history is any indication. They sat their prized free gent acquisition last year who did not perform. So I am not as worried about fairness on this team.

  • Phillycheese

    Bruce Lee – “Be like water”.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Had concern about KB from day 1 since learned JLin was traded to Lakers. Became even more concerns during training camp but I don’t have such concern with Clifford.

    Coach is definitely playing a huge part. From what I have seen, Clifford seems to me to be very genuine on what he said. JLin himself also wanted to make sure that Clifford wouldn’t lie to him. Hence he checked out with Silas as soon as he finished talking to Clifford.

    Later in the interviews, JLin confirmed all these and talked to Clifford the night before press conference. He was so relief to learned what he was told about Clifford was true. Clifford also gave very good advise on JLin what to work on his defense, etc. He was very pleased with the input (he basically said that Clifford really knew what he was talking about) that he didn’t receive from KM and BS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin has already texted with both Kemba and Al. Agreed that I don’t see any dislike of Kemba from that one short interview.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornet actually lost Alan Williams to Rockets in the Summer League.
    Perviously Alan Williams was in the Hornets Orlando Summer League team.
    Alan Williams is the top stats player in Las Vagas Summer League now.

  • Phillycheese

    Can people put their past demons behind them and start a fresh? It is a new year and a new beginning for Lin and us. So let’s start with a clean slate.

  • Maknusia

    Jeremy had learned his lesson as well, especially with M&M….When he moved to Rox, he had high expectation similar to us, only to learn he didnt have the buy-in (trust) from M&M,…..

    Thats the reason he was smart enough to talk to Cliff and those who had worked with him to get a better feel and understanding, so that would be played to his strength. And if it didnt work out as planned, JL has a backup plan to opt out the second season….smart move.

  • KL

    I am a big Michael Jordan fan. Respect him even more when he recently said that there is no use debating who was the greatest player of all time when the real question is which was the greatest team. Jordan had the 72 win team so enough said.

  • KL

    That is the good thing about this site. There is a real drive to be positive. I just got a new phone yesterday and did not do a total data transfer from my old phone so ok clean slate it is haha.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. JLin learns his lessons well in the last few years. As I relistened to his interviews in his recent Asia trip, helped me to understand more. It also helps a great deal after reading his dad’s sharing on JLin from his Taiwan fans who attended the seminars. Give me even more insights on JLin:-)

  • al

    Don’t worry be happy. Anything can happen in the nba. Lin did have many good games with the rockets, look at the bright side. Up to now rockets contract paid lin more than others. I do not think the nba is really an open market driven by supply and demand. There are too many unknown factors , forces, luck and timing.

  • Whitman Lam

    Most point guards in the NBA don’t even play defense, they rely on help defenders and shot blocking big men like DeAndre Jordan. Lin had no such help on the Lakers to protect the paint and hedge on pick n rolls.

  • Whitman Lam

    Box score journalists never watch the game, they just look at how many points scored, and how much opposing player scored (even if Lin was not assigned to defending that player most of the game).

    Don’t give these articles any clicks.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • IsabeliJane*17

    Looks like a hive but damn cool!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    For some reason I still don’t get why Batum was shifted to 2.

    Bring him back to being a 3, for crying out loud. Homework time for me since I am soo not familiar with the Hornets roster, and the only thing I know about Kemba Walker was Jeremy stomped his team during JLin’s Harvard days.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The difference between Clifford and Byron Scott is, Byron had a free year to do whatever he pleased…this is why he had no problem getting into unnecessary fight with Lin & swaggyP in the media..He knew he had the support of Kobe, Magic and Worthy.

    On the other hand, in Charlotte, Clifford is entering his contract’s final year and will do whatever he has to do to win…and that may be a good thing for Lin.

    That also means that if Lin is outplaying Kemba, he will most likely increase Lin minutes…He may not blatantly pull Kemba out of the line-up so to not create huge resentment, but you would probably see Lin playing 30+ minutes coming off the bench while Kemba gets maybe 28 as a starter.

    I also expect Al Jefferson minutes to go down if he’s a problem getting up and down the court…He’s also known to not pass back out when he’s double teamed and that may be a problem for Clifford.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    who’s the guy Jeremy is shaking hands with?…Is that Jeremy Lamb?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    MKG.

  • KHuang

    Lin is SO DARNED GOOD that even freezing him out won’t significantly decrease his production!

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin to Hornets w Clifford…… both try to get a win win situation. Bc Lin needs a place to play his game & Clifford needs to get the win. I believe both will do their best to make it happen. So next season we can see Lin finally plays his game after left NYK.

  • KHuang

    Al Jefferson will not only not be a problem, he’ll also be a fabulous willing passer and defender with Lin.

    Jefferson is a SMART player who hasn’t excelled in the NBA all these years by being a lazy ballhog who won’t defend or pass. Just because he doesn’t look like a prototypical NBA athletic big man doesn’t mean that he won’t run or defend or pass.

    Jefferson’s problem is that he has never played with a truly gifted point guard in his life. But with Lin there, Jefferson will be FORCED to raise his game!

  • orLinaryjoe

    That hair again Lol. Gel, please.

  • KHuang

    I get the sense that Clifford will play guys according to how much they help the team.

    For example, this team with no proven shooting guard might not be more effective with Walker and Lin substituting for each other than with Walker and Lin playing together.

    Lin is a Swiss Army basketball player who can play many roles. Lin will be the one moved around to make the roster fit.

  • KHuang

    A clean slate is not possible in a dirty league.

  • Jedi

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:13282500

    Stephen A interview on Winners and Losers of NBA Free Agency.
    I must say I laughed.

    And I’d like to add to Stephen A: If you want to pray for divine intervention for the Knicks, you should’ve been more supportive of Jeremy Lin, quite possibly the biggest praying guy you had.

  • Linja

    He is working on a hair bun?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol. It’s what my kids do to get “taller”!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Must be same stylist as fan next to him.

  • Linja

    He did say this is only half way to his final look. ??? He did say that. So looks like a bun.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Yes halfway, so twice as tall? Working it to a hive, in honor of his new team, lol? Sorry Jlin.

  • Linja

    We do need a Samurai hairdo in NBA?

  • Dan Cohen

    big diff… 2004 is goofy and would NEVER know he can play bball well as he looks like typical chinese. (now I know why he has been underestimated). … 2015..looks more I shall say good looking than 2004 and bit swaggy.

  • blubell
  • sport

    Stephen A still saying positive things about JLin? That’s a surprise!

  • John Lee

    MKG already stuck at 3.

  • John Lee

    When I accidentally got a similar haircut, my wife referred to it as “the pineapple”.

  • John Lee

    Clean slate will come after Lin mops the floor with Lakers and Rox. Redemption comes first.

  • Infini

    It’ll be like when Price of Clarkson started. The starters will build a huge deficit, and then Lin and his boys will not only dig them out, but put them in the lead. Of course BS was trying to lose, so he would keep Lin out too long.

    Hopefully this time its different since they are trying to win.

  • orLinaryjoe

    We didn’t need him to tell us what we knew. High IQ fans here.

  • orLinaryjoe

    “Accidentally”, lol. I gave a guy a haircut in college like that. Buzzed and faded the sides up per his request, but that was years ago.

  • LW

    no, he did not mention Lin.

  • orLinaryjoe

    It’s Ok, Hornets are bad. Lin the to machine can’t play D or go left, and will be on the bench. Kemba can’t be that good judging on previous play with Lin. Lin is softer than water.

    Hope that all ends up on the opponent’s scouting report.

    Will be rooting for the underdog!

  • Dan Cohen

    I beg to differ.. saying that is linsanity is still living in the past and nothing special other than saying he is asian and being able to play that is already very good.. for an asian. WEstbrook had crazy TDs but there is no nickname of it like westbrookmania or something.

    to have the same atmosphere as the original linsanity. They have to be the underdogs and also with lin leading and getting something like
    20 pts and 10 assists and 10 rebounds and 4 steals and 2 blocks and 1 to.
    AND
    50/40/90
    AND
    winning to playoffs.

    That will create the same aura as the original linsanity. Anything less is just lin playing very well but will not capture that linsanity period. Linsanity is an overused term. So true linsanity has to capture that magical moment again.
    Westbrook was able to have lots of TD..but team didn’t win. He caught attn, but team didn’t win.
    Winning constantly is what capture that magical moment beside his stats.

  • dolphin2k2

    I am holding out hope. LS had a 3 yr contract last year but got benched and traded away. Hopefully, the coach won’t accept sub-par performance. I think JLin signing is also a warning to KW to up his game.

  • Jedi

    Haha…it’s more about irony to me, and maybe to some, a little of ‘you get what you deserve.’

  • rookie75094

    Be water my friend — Bruce Lee

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks more like a Praying Mantis

  • orLinaryjoe

    No worries. Lin will have, like BLee says, the offense flowing like water.

  • FrankW

    Kilroy was here!

  • KHuang

    Opponents are going to guard Lin with 3 guys like they always have.

    In the NBA, the player who can score at will AND is unselfish enough to find open teammates is called a “superstar” and is loaded up on defensively.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Jedi

    Sorry, it was my comment to Stephen A. LOL

  • Acbc

    I suppose you can also look at it that way. All the same, a gift should be something of value not something gathering dust to be thrown out, which is equivalent to giving away a Lin Lakers jersey when they are clearing out at huge discounts.

    Kinda like re gifting is considered to be a no no!

  • blubell
  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks Jeremy Lin fan family for your votes and making Summer Sanity the third most viewed fire safety poster in less than one day! Much love. Here is the link: http://www.projectparadigm.org/current-monthly-contest#mid=22919445&offset=2&page=&s=upload%20DESC

  • Rick Johnson
  • wandertheglobe

    I need to introduce Lin to my stylist in SF. The guy can just feel your head shape and hair texture and create magic.

  • blubell

    Maybe she hates the earrings 😛

  • blubell

    New haircut?

  • wandertheglobe

    Barea just re-do his deal with Dallas for $4M/year for 4 years. Originally signed for over $2M per year before the DJ debacle.

  • kittyhead
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    Look like Ty is cheap to get.
    Cant wait to watch Ty stand in the corner to get the bomb from the beard.

  • Yascar

    Wow losing their entire bench for this guy except of course Bev will now be bench pg. Not sure this is going to work but it will be interesting to say the least.

  • kittyhead

    Not sure PB will come off the bench since Ty needs the ball too! lol

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    2nd pick of 2012 draft just behind Anthony Davis, and ahead of Bradley Beal.

  • BobbyH

    Morey probably looked at Ty Lawson’s stats and plug in all these advanced stats into his infamous model and found that TL could be an undervalued asset.

    But, he forgot that personal traits and integration with team chemistry should be considered as paramount factors as well.

    Just wait until the hidden bomb explodes.

  • LW

    That was Lin’s vertical jump?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Acbc

    When did MJ say this? If it’s true, my respect for him doubled.

  • CJSHYY

    Bc no PG wants to play next to Harden. Good news. Lawson’s D is not that good. Perfect. So PB will be bench then?! They want PB as bench but just couldn’t get a PG to come since last summer.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, maybe that’s what got him in trouble.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • John Lee

    I got it because I wasn’t very explicit with the barber, and only gave brief instructions with my limited Cantonese.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess no one wants their Russell & Clarkson then….LOL!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Haha, sorry, almost could picture it.

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahaha pbev lost his job

  • Alain Gervais

    what a train wreck that will be

  • Rick Johnson

    And the Rockets did so well with Royce White.

  • Alain Gervais

    i have never believed in ty lawson. stats are bloated on a bad team. harden will hogg the ball. good luck. also terrible defense. bev so happy now he is on the bench. lol how funny he took lin job by not earning it and boom pay back is a b…..

  • Alain Gervais

    when does the nba schedule come out???

  • LAJane

    Great phrase…”box score journalists”. Too many of those lazy journalist wanna-be’s. If only they genuinely loved the game of basketball instead of just wanting to squeeze into the limelight with minimal effort. I should so be used to it by now, but these contemptible losers still get my goat. Serenity now….

  • CJSHYY

    After Lin got traded to Lakers last summer, Rox tried hard to get a starting PG (they don’t think PB is…) but no one wants to come….I don’t believe Lawson can help them that much bc Harden will always be Harden. LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    also his stats are bloated. offense won’t be catered to him. i predict 12-13 ppg for him. rox bench is a lot worse. the will be out in first round

  • Arsenium12 .
  • grover chang

    two subtractions for the Rockets this year. Losing Josh Smith and adding Beverly back. Adding Ty Lawson might help lessen the blow of Beverly coming back. He is not actually a shut down defender and doesn’t bring offense. At least Lawson brings offense.

  • CJSHYY

    I know I don’t think Rox do well in this FA.. They are dumb or someone is not happy…? Why they let J Smith left? He’s the guy who really helped them beat Clip in playoff. But I am glad they don’t keep him. LOL!

  • Phillycheese

    Rockets are going to implode.

  • Phillycheese

    Pbev was never the issue. Houston’s salary cap is. No more flex.

  • KHuang

    I wonder what the Lakers offered.

    With all of their quality veterans gone other than Nick Young who I’m sure was dangled, it would have to be draft picks and cash.

  • Dan Cohen

    hmm. i thought there is suppose to be something about nba players NOT playing street bball or something as it can increasae injury..no?

  • KL

    MJ said this quite recently. There is a video on youtube. I will look for it when I have the time and post it.

  • Grace Nsns

    5’11”, black hole in Defense, perfect backcourt mate for Harden.

  • Grace Nsns

    JS’s been on and off, rox going to give most minutes to DM and Jones.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    They do not have any 1st rounders. Curious why they still need PG? Don’t they already have the 2nd coming of Jordan and Westbrook-to-be?

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    His DRPM is really bad, my guess is he’s going to back up PB. Llull’s unwilling to take this role, lol

  • dolphin2k2

    Do HOU intend on starting Lawson or Bev?

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t realize Lawson was that short. 6’0″ with shoes. That’s shorter than Beverley 6’1″.

  • real-dsb

    I think they’re going to play Jordan Clarkson at SG. Which I think is the right move. He doesn’t have much PG skills. At 6’5″, he can play SG.

    After they saw DRuss in summer league, they realized he had a few more years before he would be ready for NBA.

  • KHuang

    Oh, I really like Ty Lawson.

    He’s a true point guard and is a terrific 2nd tier starting point guard.

  • KHuang

    Even with a much higher usage, Ty Lawson would be hard pressed to match Lin’s 2012-2013 starter stats.

  • Rick Johnson
  • chan c

    What’s with the pineapple head , JLin? lol

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Shut down who? Reggie Jackson made a clown of him. Patrick Beverley’s slim but we see him blown by many PGs before.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe allows no talents on his team. He would dictate everything. Should I say no talent could survive in the Lakers infrastructure. They don’t have anything to trade for Lawson at all. They are banking on Julius Randle, Jordon Clarkson & D’Angelo Russell for the next season. Pretty risky! I see them the worst team in NBA with a crippled superstar in Kobe.

  • 1mtoldman

    this was my first thought wow they gave up their entire bench (and a 1st round draft pick, you forgot that part) for an obvious trainwreck who may never even get out of rehab!
    but houston commentators always the in house parrots are spinning it the exact opposite: the rockets “gave up nothing in the way of playoff rotational players” for someone who could turn out to be “the quality point guard james harden has been crying for”.

  • 1mtoldman

    other commentators have speculated around the same time as last year (which was aug 13).

  • Whitman Lam

    Lakers barely have any players under contract. Everyone left the BS sinking ship of mediocrity.

  • KL

    Hey @Acbc here is the link. Here is a short clip of Michael Jordan, Jeremy Lin’s current boss. He is giving his invaluable thoughts on the greatest player of all time… it’s all about the team. Hope his attitude rubs off on the organization.

  • CJSHYY

    Lawson I think.

  • Arsenium12 .

    If anyone’s interested, Jeremy’s father got his PhD through the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue. The title of his thesis was “Studies in Parallel Image Processing.” It was completed in 1984.

    The thesis was also included as an appendix to a technical report that Lin and his faculty (thesis) advisor wrote for the U.S. Army Research Office.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Acbc

    Thanks a lot, much appreciate it.

  • 1mtoldman

    ahh yes/the old ss bs/sinking ship of mediocrity

  • 1mtoldman

    obviously hes growing out the top for some sort of (ugh again) “undercut”. check out t.o.p. (tried to link but couldn’t make it work) for some possible destinations.

    i would call more a mushroom and pineapple.

  • 1mtoldman

    who here can identify the players by name left to right for the not knowing all.

  • Whitman Lam

    I hope Ty Lawson goes Rajon Rondo on the Rockets, but aside from that, Morey made a few smart moves by signing Marcus Thornton and Al Williams from summer league. These are the players I wish that Charlotte could get to add some bench depth around Lin.

  • Jedi

    The Question is…does he really believe that or is it just a subtle way to show his rings.
    Cos you know…even with the flu. How many players on that team had the flu for that famous flu game…

  • Maknusia

    44 – Jeff Taylor
    5 – Nicolas Batum
    11 – Jeremy Lamb
    25 – Al Jefferson
    15 – Kemba Walker
    40 – Cody Zeller
    16 – Spencer Hawes
    2- Marvin Williams
    7 – Not sure…some undrafted, underrated, player I guess

  • TTNN

    Kaminsky, Batum, Lamb, AI, KW, Zellars, ??, MKG, ??

  • Maknusia

    Is it MKG or MWilliams?…hmmm

  • Infini

    When Ty does poorly, hopefully the writers will be able to finally understand why Jeremy didn’t mesh well with Harden either.

  • Maknusia

    lol…Then he will be called Linja!

  • Maknusia

    He might do well, if JH had changed…thats the feel I got when I watch his game, last season.

    he is willing to pass and not the 3sec pass….lol…if he keep that up, TL could work out well as intended with JLin

  • Maknusia

    Stumble upon an old video…just in case you had missed it…B4 Linsanity

    Jeremy Lin’s friends and family after game on 1/31/12

  • JoeTeam

    yep, Harden is playing a different game now, and it might be bcuz of Ariza and others. I thought Rox were limited by their coaching finally, and also though, Harden’s D is hard to improve.

  • blubell

    Thanks, couldn’t figure out who #2 was. As for #7, not sure he belongs in the nba… doesn’t look like a basketball player 😛

  • rookie75094

    Get that bum outta there!!!–david stern and Adam silver ….. hehe

  • dolphin2k2

    I doubt his will mess it up like Rondo but he might have a problem backing up Bev.

  • It was JLin’s 1st NYK home game when JLin only played 5 min but he was so happy to play in MSG

    Nice to see Tyson Chandler was very welcoming JLin’s family. Even Melo was very welcoming to the narrator. Who was the narrator that Tyson and Melo recognized?

  • JFirst

    Blackie, Taiwanese celebrity (host), ex-basketball player. The pretty girl you see onscreen is his wife, Christine Fan, a singer.

  • I love how he’s grinning ear to ear when they talk about his 4pt/4asst/1rbd stats. Little did they know what would happen in a few days…

  • Maknusia

    I guess, probably on the next thread, we could do some team profiling…since its a new team to JLin and us. furthermore most of us are new to some of these players as well.

  • Rick Johnson

    https://twitter.com/tradestreetpost/status/623191584599732224

    “For me, the biggest move was picking up Jeremy Lin in free agency. After our season ended, and Mo Williams signed with the Cleveland Cavs, we had zero depth at point guard. Picking up Lin, who was coming off a season in Lakerland where the system did not fit his playing style, well, let’s just say that in my eyes, he was a steal to be able to pick up. Given the freedom to play his kind of game, running the point or even playing beside Kemba, I truly believe Linsanity 2.0 will sting Buzz City very soon.”

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha.. man.. they act so ‘asian’ lol

  • Dan Cohen

    so.. who will mchale favor now.. hardenio or ty.. they are both ‘stars’

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope he’s not doing a Shumpert flat top

  • Maknusia

    cool…positive remarks!

  • ah I see. Thanks. He must be quite well-known that Melo & Tyson recognized him

  • Rzo Vlade

    he accompany melo when melo tour taiwan before jlin got linsanity so he knew the guy…….I think if there a basketball event or any nba star comes to taiwan he is one of the host and accompany that nba player in taiwan

  • blubell

    Good idea!

  • thx, that makes sense. Biz relationship

  • JLin helped w a selfie.
    I wonder why the angle is so low

    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/622929841109667840

  • yeah, there was a guy who interestingly said, “He’s gonna start!”

  • yeah, haters will hate & skip the videos for sure

  • real-dsb

    “Blackie”

    I was about to delete this comment for semi-racist term… then I realized that was his name. =/

  • real-dsb

    #7 – I believe he’s the team trainer

  • real-dsb

    I nominate Maknusia to write the next thread!

  • real-dsb

    wow, where did you find this info?!

  • real-dsb

    undercut is fine, just no man bun please!

  • Rzo Vlade

    SMH

  • real-dsb

    maybe some Lakers fans behind them trying to photobomb LOL

  • blubell

    I thought he’s an accountant…

  • blubell

    Ikr? Go Arsenium!

  • lol I found it very interesting to read their wikis (Blackie Chen & Christine Fan)
    Great couple with charity work, blessed with twins

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackie_Chen
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Fan

  • or his bros :]
    It must be nice to be an NBA player to use his arm as a selfie stick
    It won’t get banned in Disneyland

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Injured in a fall?
    No suspicion of domestic abuse, right?

    http://www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/christine-fan-injures-face-in-fall/

  • who dabbled as a volleyball player LOL

  • Rzo Vlade

    she has a habit of falling down…her center of gravity is really whack

  • Harvard-grad economist + professional Food Tester 😀

  • yes, please do! .. But isn’t profiling bad? =>

  • blubell

    Where can I buy this selfie stick? Body included or sold separately? Lol.

  • Rzo Vlade

    if you ask me to profile hornets player it would really bad……its not like i hate them it just that I will really write about their game and some others will not like it

  • blubell

    I heard he was a coach in HOU and LAL. Probably not in CHA with Clifford and all. Lol.

  • lol …sounds like a CSI case gone bad
    it’s not for sale but it can be found in some select In&Out & Chipotle

  • Rick Johnson

    Highlights from that game. Mostly garbage time but you can see hints of things to come:

    https://youtu.be/yQLC6KPN7fg

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    when did i become the straight man here? i ask one simple question an suddenly everyone’s a comedian.

    seriously: these are probably the rotation players: (tho i still think williams is waiver fodder)–but the charlotte coach spoke of a 9 man rotation.

    except: if 2 is williams and not mkg why no mkg?

  • Here is an interesting stats:

    @JLin7 14-15 Stat vs NBA Opp
    averaged 22p/7.5a/4.5r vs CHA in 2 games
    #2 Best in PTS/gm
    #1 best in AST/gm
    No wonder @hornets is impressed

    It’s proof that NBA players always audition for the opposite teams in every game

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/623221130887761920

  • hopefully it’s just an accident, no inner demons of rage
    I couldn’t find any other “accidents” in the news so it could just be an accident

  • emz

    even more impressive when the Hornet hung their hat on defense last season

  • very true. Hornets was ranked #7 in 14-15 Scoring Defense only allowing 97.3ppg
    But they allowed Lakers to score 105ppg in 2 games.

    JLin was the Top Scorer in both games in just 32mpg. Scary good!

    Even HornetsSocial praised his MVP-level efficiency on 3/3/15 game

    https://twitter.com/HornetsSocial/status/572992639504535552

  • Acbc

    I can bet the farm that Ty “will” do well. Morey will make sure of that by hook or crook to make his “steal” look good on him. The reason Lin was punished by M&M was because the owner dressed them down for letting Lin go to Knicks where he became an international sensation. M&M did everything posible to make Lin look bad.

    Morey is getting desperate because Bev is a bust, his bench is bad and no PGs want to go to Houston to be Hardens delivery boy. Howard will leave next year and Rox will become a reprise of Knicks with Melo and Lakers with Kobe. Morey has to put all his eggs in the same basket now, trading away the future like Knicks and Lakers in hopes of a miracle with Ty able be the third star to make a push for the title.

    Morey will make his spin doctors work overtime to make Ty a star.

  • Let’s hope he doesn’t have to resort to grab clipboard to draw plays for the coach LOL

  • some reasonable pro vs cons of strength/weakness would be informational, I think

    CHA media does a pretty good job in reviewing the players

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! I really like Hornets media & fans.

  • it’s certainly a good start, let’s be cautiously hopeful LOL

    I’m okay with fair criticism if JLin has bad games but a fair media should praise his strength when he does well

    So far CHA media > LAL media >>>> HOU media

  • I am The Jason

    #7 is a Survivor castoff

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! What I like about Hornets media bc they really do check his game or analyse his stats fair unlike Rox trashed him on purpose.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, I saw the youtube comments where some people calling out Melo for calling the Asian guy “black”

  • FrankW

    Cheap insurance, professional whipping boy/scapegoat.

  • blubell

    Yeah, that confused me too. I didn’t see Hornet’s media mentioning Williams at all. I was surprised that MKG was missing.

    It’s the off season. We joke around for the sake of our sanity 🙂

  • blubell

    Interesting… As I recall, Jeremy didn’t do well against the Hornets when he was with HOU.

  • real-dsb

    That was an awesome find!

  • blubell

    Maybe Coach Clifford will intentionally hand over the clipboard to Jeremy to see what he can do 🙂

  • Acbc

    Wow, if this is true then maybe the Kobe apologists in LA will finally wake up and smell the coffee. Kobe is killing the Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually as to fans in the “media & fans” charlotte fans are pretty much same as all fans, almost everyone dislikes someone.

    lot of al haters, lot of cho haters,lot of cliff haters.

    cant find many kemba haters tho.

    a general consensus as opposed to individual tastes would be: tho like batum should not have given up on vonleh (this probably underscored by his summer league postiive performance)–

    and should have given offer to b.b. as only true “rim protector”.

    what else? dont like p.j. hairston (lot of name calling here).

    and generally dont expect a lot from team this year tho better than last year in unloading henderson and stephens.

  • 1mtoldman

    rox media are the worst; at least l.a. media had varying viewpoints.

    rox media (other than the well known one or two exceptions) are just company mouthpieces, witness the spectularly positive response to the lawson deal.

  • 1mtoldman

    ty may never make it out of rehab (as many “stars” before him).

  • 1mtoldman

    9 and 4 (pts) first season 10 and 16 (pts) second season. with hous. vs. hornets.

    (dnp against char in time w/ knicks).

  • Rick Johnson

    Didn’t sound like it was against Kobe. It was more like a Celtic couldn’t go play on the Lakers due to the Cletic vs Lakers rivalry. Rondo didn’t sound like he had a problem though.

  • Rick Johnson

    And when Lin blows up again Alexander going to have another heated call to Morey.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes that was the obvious line of thought. pierce was much more a celtic than rondo. 15 seasons 8 playoffs 10 all star games as a celtic.
    for pierce.

    rondo: actually only 5 years when he played in 60 games or more.

  • Arsenium12 .

    via ESPN :
    Four years ago today, Rockets center Yao Ming announced his official retirement from the NBA. Yao had played just 5 games over the previous two seasons due to foot injuries. He finished his career averaging 19.0 PPG and 9.2 RPG.

    via Marc Stein :
    Also, sources say that the Denver Nuggets have waived Pablo Prigioni, which means Nuggets and Rockets have completed the Ty Lawson trade.

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks Jeremy Lin fan family for your love and votes! The Summer Sanity poster is now the most viewed poster on the fire safety poster contest site, in less than two days! Thanks for helping my daughter spread the word about fire safety!
    http://www.projectparadigm.org/current-monthly-contest#mid=22919445&offset=1&page=&s=hits%20DESC,%20id%20ASC

  • Congrats! We do use LinFans power for a good cause 🙂
    It’s a great poster by your daughter.

    I particularly like the pose, color & most importantly #7 on the FireFighter’s helmet!

  • blubell

    I thought he played against the Hornets in NY? First Linsanity loss after winning 7 straight, no? I think it was a close game but he had one of the highest TOs in this game.

  • it’s actually a good set up if Lin’s arrival can rejuvenate Kemba/Al to reach the playoff again.

    Then winning Round #1 would definitely excite CHA fans & good to feature JLin to capitalize on next year’s larger cap

    I like the somewhat low profile and underdog theme in CHA

  • I agree .. I suspect that was the big reason why Jason Friedman left Rockets as a writer. He just couldn’t take it anymore writing HOU propaganda

  • blubell

    Crouching tiger and hidden dragon our way into the playoffs? LOL.

  • sounds about the right dose of Linsane 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Chris Tashima‏@christashima

    Today’s mail: @hornets @JLin7 #SwarmSwag @NBASTORE #BuzzCity

    https://twitter.com/christashima/status/623263130454331392

  • webattorney

    If others are willing, I am willing. I actually think all internet posts should be done under real names.

  • Phillycheese

    I think his reason was the Celts vs Lakers history, not Kobe per se.

  • Phillycheese

    Neither did Shaq.

  • Phillycheese

    Cute girl.

  • Phillycheese

    That pretty girl is. Tv hostess I think.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kicksologists ‏@kicksologists 4h4 hours ago

    Linsanity forever in LA. @JLin7

    https://twitter.com/kicksologists/status/623204035324084224

  • webattorney

    A true fan. Lol

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    That was fast 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks like out in the desert, ? driving to Las Vegas. Seems too early to be driving to Charlotte.

  • blubell

    Road trip? He looks tired.

  • TTNN

    going back to Nor Cal?

  • TTNN

    I think that is because Batum is a one year loaner, so I don’t think they are ready to take Batum as their own, since he was traded. Which I could understand. On the other hand I think Batum was underated, as Hornets fans might not fully appreciate how much Batum could bring them yet.

    One thing I totally don’t understand the love they give to Kimba though, other than he is a dynamic player, looks athletic, but he is undersized, need to be hide in defense, he don’t shoot well, don’t assist well, and don’t finish at the rim well. What really puzzles me is where is his potential?

  • real-dsb

    Yao only officially retired 4 years ago? Feels like a decade!

  • real-dsb

    #7 – some youtube “celebrity”

  • Jack

    Nothing wrong with acting Asian. If you are saying being polite, nice to people, and civilized as being Asian, so be it.

  • Yascar

    Hey guys, does anybody know who made Jeremy’s app? I love it but it’s stull showing Lakers news and tweets rather than Hornets. Perhaps someone could pass on a request to update the app? Thanks.

  • Whitman Lam

    That was the New Orleans Hornets. Charlotte team was called Bobcats at that time.

  • Whitman Lam

    Nuggets are so tanking next season. They want no veteran players on their roster.

  • blubell

    Thanks for the info. Well, that is confusing.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe that’s why D’Antoni didn’t end up coaching there. They told him they were planning on tanking and he didn’t want to be a part of that.

  • Rick Johnson

    Blackie says they are “leaving tomorrow”. He was probably kicking himself that he didn’t stay 4 more days. Or even better through the Lakers game.

  • blubell

    He had enough of that in LA.

  • spiderman

    For photo-opps, Lin has got to be the most generous athlete in the world

  • Rick Johnson

    Especially with kids.

  • Rick Johnson

    Anybody know who are the two guys sitting to the left and right of Jeremy?

  • JoeTeam

    to me it looks like a Highway 5 gas stop, near Bakersfield can’t be sure.

  • JoeTeam

    great movie and construct for any person winning through doing the right things. That movie even has a lesson for hubris and petulance 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    I went to Chipotle for the first time – the food is pretty good, you can make healthy choices there for sure.

  • FrankW

    Just don’t ask him to talk on the phone with your girlfriend while he is having a quiet meal with friends.

  • FrankW

    Is he driving that Volvo in the background? Now he is on “minimum wage”, should drive a Tesla with free electricity at supercharging stations for life.

  • Rick Johnson

    Think he has an Audi. He gave the Volvo’s back after his contract with Volvo expired.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kristine Estorninos‏@kristine_aloha

    Happening now: free outdoor screening of LINSANITY @MCSEvents c/o @reelasian @AGMengage

    https://twitter.com/kristine_aloha/status/623282873093763074

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They are going to trade MKG for not shooting 3s.

  • Rick Johnson

    Could be that, also could be Barstow going to Las Vegas.

  • Guest

    Why? Because he is tall. If you don’t low, it will be like the other day, when someone post with 2/3 of his face.

  • Guest

    I usually like to go with the pork which they call “carnitas”because chicken and beef are all over burn which is not healthy at all. And the pepper too. Sometimes you will find a long dark stick kind of thing in their veggies. Other than that. Much better than McDonalds or Burger King whatever those fast restaurant is .

  • Whitman Lam

    Morey can do no wrong in front of the Rox media azzkiss machine. They can quickly turn on a dime to scapegoat and throw Lawson under the bus if need be.

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks!

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    we will see where the next JLin photo-op comes from. He’s having a great life …

  • JoeTeam

    I envy my friends who work at companies with free charging ports … free energy costs! that’s goes a long way to making a month work out.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Although Lin can beast against anyone if used properly, this is why I really wanted Lin to go East. Even playing <30mpg off the bench in Scott's horrible "system," Lin dominated those Eastern Conference teams.

    It's also why I'm excited about Lin playing for Charlotte and Steve Clifford. Even as a reserve, he can put up 6MOY type numbers and reestablish himself. I also think Walker's job will be on thin ice down the line.

  • zxcvb

    Awesome! The Spurs coaching tree looks better than ever.

    Messina will probably take over when Pop retires, but if Hammon ever becomes head coach, she needs high-character players like Lin. A lot of lunk-headed NBA players will never respect a female coach, just like many will never respect an Asian PG. It would be great to see a female NBA head coach in the near future.

  • Dan Cohen

    this is a jeremylin site.
    why are you looking at the girl!.

  • Dan Cohen

    yes, because lin is gone and he wanted to make sure that HE was THE MAN of the team when Lin was there. So he had to do it all himself first to prove a point. Now that lin is gone, there is no real playmaker so he has to do it too.

  • kauaiblue

    Love it!

  • kauaiblue

    Cool!

  • kauaiblue

    Awesome!

  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It all depends unless you asked to believe in BS.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe, looks like the guy is from Northern California so chances are he’s driving in that direction.

  • Brewkowski

    Eraserhead

  • Maknusia

    I should stop giving further suggestions! LOL

  • Maknusia

    Nop…that was not my intention, more of general information, position, experience, height/weight, skillset, etc

  • Maknusia

    Ganging up with psalm!!!! *cry*

  • Maknusia

    I have started some….if others has any info do post it here, and I could compile them and open a new thread, by end of the week or so…

  • Maknusia

    definitely sleepy eyes!

  • Maknusia

    lol….patience…new look is coming up soon

  • Arsenium12 .

    Becky Hammon and the Spurs …
    __________

  • Maknusia

    Thats nice! Any fans here from from Mississauga?

  • real-dsb

    Hmm, this one could be misapplied though.

    “We will do what we do best and make our opponent adjust.”
    This is what the Warriors did all last year. Kerr didn’t panic when the Warriors were down 1-2 against MEM and CLE. He stuck with the small ball and outside shooting because he knew that’s what they do best.

    On the other hand, Byron Scott applied “We won’t adjust; we won’t adapt” with his outdated system. Which was a misapplication because it wasn’t what the Lakers roster could do best.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Whether you believe or not, Byron Scott is going to throw all under the bus unless you’re Kobe or a rookie with a cheap contract.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But when you’re losing, your best is failing, you will adjust, you will adapt and you will do anything to keep yourself from being fired.

  • Briiick

    Ty is going to be the scapegoat for Harden because Bev wasn’t paid enough to take all blames.

  • Infini

    Here’s a video of his proposal to her. It was when they were in the US to watch Yi play.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Article on JLin from his maternal grandmother (in Chinese). Very revealing about who JLin is. Sorry, it’s too long to do the translation:-(
    http://zuaa.zju.edu.cn/publication/article?id=8700

  • Keith

    Have seen it like 1223323 times.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Why did Byron Scott change his starting lineup so many times?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another article on JLin’s maternal grandmother (in Chinese).
    http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6cfaa43701018zsj.html

  • Kiyoko Kisagami

    Thanks!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy’s success on the court is closely related to the coaching styles.
    Jeremy broke out in Linsanity because he played for Mike D’Antoni.
    Jeremy lost some of his game when he came back from injury and played for Kevin McHale, an old school coach with Morey who emphasises on analytics.
    Jeremy was absolutely wasted by Byron Scott who prefers iso, long 2s, and postups. Byron was sneering and jeering while the team lost games to tank for the top lottery pick this season; Jeremy at the lowest of his career.

    Now Jeremy is going to play for Steve Clifford, a coach of modern NBA basketball. He is not an old schooler who just talks and talks about toughness. Jeremy is one of the toughest PG in the league and played over 70 games each season after Linsanity while Kobe, the tough superstar played less than half as many games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pablo Prigioni would have no trouble finding a team in NBA to play for at veteran’s minimum.
    Playing for Denver is not exactly a blessing. Once the honeymoon of coach and FO is over, Mike Malone will have trouble holding on his job.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What I don’t understand from Hornet’s roster is the duplication of players of more or less the same skill set.
    Spencer Hawes (6M)
    Cody Zeller ($4M)
    Frank Kaminsky ($2.6M)

    Three 7 footers with more or less the same skill set as their PF.

    They must very high on Frank Kaminsky to give up almost 6 draft picks from Boston for Kaminsky!
    They also have a veteran PF Marvin Williams (6′ 9″) with 3 point shooting capability.

  • Whitman Lam

    I’m surprised Rich Cho didn’t sign AL Williams who was lighting it up for the Hornets summer league team.
    Besides Jefferson, the Hornets have no true Center, only jump shooting big men. No shot blocker to protect the paint.

  • Whitman Lam

    Byron Scott didn’t want the team to develop any chemistry, they were winning too many games.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Papa Lin shared about JLin FA:

    「豪爸」林繼明今分享NBA台裔林書豪加盟黃蜂的心路歷程表示:「黃蜂總教練克里夫(Steve Clifford)打動林書豪的心,是林書豪選擇加盟黃蜂的關鍵,並強調會給他應有的上場時間,上場後也會給他球權。」

    豪爸還說:「今年自由球員市場有接觸林書豪的球隊還有溜馬、暴龍、馬刺、小牛、灰熊等約莫8、9隊,其中灰熊還開出3年合約要『綁人』,但林書豪經紀人考量2016-17年團隊薪資上限將大幅提高,不想林書豪被灰熊綁死,希望林書豪明年暑假再進入自由球員市場爭取更優沃合約。」

    林書豪今年季外和黃蜂簽下2年437萬4255美元(約1.4億台幣)合約,第1年年薪213.9萬美元(約6675萬台幣),第2年為球員選擇權。

  • Maknusia

    Thanks for posting, Mel…

    From the crude google translation, I understand that Grizzles offered 3 yrs contract that would tie him down and more over there was no certainty how he would be used.

    Hornets was better option with Coach giving his assurity of minutes and he can opt out next season.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Glad to share. At least this gives us more insight on what was going on:-)

    Seem like Mavs wasn’t that keen on JLin afterall from the very beginning. That was I thought:-)

  • MoominFloren

    Thanks Mel
    Seems Clifford has promised Lin lots of things. Can’t wait to see the buzzanity !!!

  • Grace Nsns

    good to know Lin did have some better offers.

  • Grace Nsns

    Grizzlies do need depth in backcourt and offensive impact, Conley’s carried the team.

  • Maknusia

    still long way to go then…need to reach 7777777

  • KHuang

    Those guys have different skills.

    Zeller is an athletic inside player, Hawes is an outside shooter, and Kaminsky is an outside ballhandler and shot creator.

  • KHuang

    In today’s NBA, a shot blocker is not necessary.

    More important is having guys that can step outside to guard the 3 point line.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    gee thanks.

  • CJSHYY

    So it’s not Bulls? I am sure he will have good year w Hornets. I think he made the right choice bc Clifford really wants to win so he will let Lin have his freedom to play his game.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Ed Davis shot at a very high field goal percentage about 60% and that would have put him just behind DeAndre Jordon but the catch is he is 18 more baskets short to be qualified for NBA’ field goal percentage board. He’s not qualified to be listed as one of the leaders in NBA FG% because he didn’t shoot enough baskets. Only 18 field goals short!

    Thanks to Byron Scott who had been trying to keep him away on the court with Jeremy.

    Laker and Byron Scott are ideal partners in keeping their players at low profile.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Next year, he’s still 27/28. 3 years after he would be 30. Papa Lin must help Jeremy to make the right decision.

    Hornets are all out on win now strategy in the East and the offense of Jeremy is just what they need. Jeremy may pick up skills and stats there too. Signing with Hornets is the best decision. Plus Hornets is going to play in China soon. God’s finger exists in Jeremy’s career.

  • guest

    Can somebody please do the translation? Many thanks in advance.

  • guest

    Google Translate:

    * Hao dad (Papa Lin) said: “This year the free agent market contact Jeremy Lin’s team also Pacers, Tyrannosaurus(Raptors?), Spurs, Mavericks, Grizzlies, etc. approximately 8,9 team, which also takes the Grizzlies 3-year contract to” tie man “, but Lin brokers consider 2016 – 17 years of the team salary cap will be increased substantially, Lin did not want to be tied down Grizzlies hope Jeremy Lin next year summer and then enter the free agent market for better contract fertile”*

    8,9 teams? Papa Lin mentioned 4 teams here; plus Hornets would be 5. So out of the rumored Lakers, Knicks, Rox, Bulls, Cavs, I guess that Rockets didn’t reach out Jeremy.

  • Yellow

    aww, the lil gal didn’t know that she missed the once in a life time opportunity to have been cuddled by Jeremy… *.*

  • Dan Cohen

    I know right..
    why don’t they just say
    dinosaurs, spurs, radicals, bears, etc, approximately 8,9 teams.

  • Yascar

    It doesn’t say it was better. Longer term perhaps, but not better.

    Jeremy himself said the process was tough and that in the end, he didn’t have as many options as he thought he would. It looks like he really only had 2 serious offers, otherwise Papa Lin, who is surprisingly open about this, would have probably disclosed others as well.

    I have no doubt he is absolutely happy with his choice but Jeremy himself said it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing and Charlotte came in right at the very end.

  • Yascar

    Where does it say Mavs weren’t that keen from the very beginning? Is that lost in translation or are you speculating as well?

  • Chopz

    Most of Lin’s youtube highlights were with Ed Davis so, imagine if they both had 30+ minutes a night. I’m convinced they would have at least won 10 more games. But then again we know how Byron Scott is: a dream killer.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin finally can play his game after he left NYK. I believe he will try his best to play well w Hornets.

  • TTNN
  • I agree. I think Lin avoided the 3-yr S&T contract that would tie him at a discount ed salary when the salary cap increases next year. It’s the right choice to have essentially 1 yr contract w/ 2nd year optional

    Lawson’s agent also did the same thing to make last year optional so it’s good to know Lin’s agent did their job well

  • TTNN

    I do think Lin is looking for more playing time and more usage rate, which though most team would like to have him as bench players, but that’s bench role just do not have that much play time and USG. I think only Hornets could offer that after Mav changed their mind. So Lin don’t have much bargain chip after he got his playing time, thus the price went down. You have to give some to gain some unfortunately.

  • blubell
  • Yascar

    I don’t disagree with either of you and it was in fact my point. He didn’t actually receive a better offer.

  • Maknusia

    Buzzanity!!

  • Maknusia
  • JW

    Coach said he wants 9 players rotation. So which might those be then.

    Walker, Batum, MKG, Al for sure. Probably Zeller w/ more experience to start.
    Lin, Hawes, Lamb, and Williams?

    Don’t know anything about Williams.
    Kaminsky might be a bit raw but may get in rotation if he plays well in practice.

  • Rick Johnson

    Brian Geltzeiler‏@hoopscritic

    “Harden needs the ball in his hands” is a false narrative. The ball was in his hands game 5 vs GSW in the WCF. Result: 13 turnovers

    https://twitter.com/hoopscritic/status/623498021515468800

  • yes, that’s also my conclusion

  • Steve Chou

    Below is my translation for Papa Lin’s revelation of Jeremy’s free agency process today.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    「豪爸」林繼明今分享NBA台裔林書豪加盟黃蜂的心路歷程表示:「黃蜂總教練克里夫(Steve Clifford)打動林書豪的心,是林書豪選擇加盟黃蜂的關鍵,並強調會給他應有的上場時間,上場後也會給他球權。」

    Papa Lin shared Jeremy Lin’s soul-searching process to join the Hornets
    today. He revealed, “The key to Jeremy Lin’s decision to join the Hornets
    was how his heart was touched by the team’s head coach, Steve Clifford,
    who also emphasized that Jeremy would be given his deserved minutes and
    the control of the ball on the court.”

    豪爸還說:「今年自由球員市場有接觸林書豪的球隊還有溜馬、暴龍、馬刺、小牛、 灰熊等約莫8、9隊,其中灰熊還開出3年合約要『綁人』,但林書豪經紀人考量2016 -17年團隊薪資上限將大幅提高,不想林書豪被灰熊綁死,希望林書豪明年暑假再進入自由球員市場爭取更優沃合約。」

    Papa Lin also said, “There were approximately 8-9 teams, including the
    Pacers, Raptors, Spurs, Mavericks and Grizzlies, that had contacted
    Jeremy Lin in this year’s free agency. The Grizzlies had even offered a 3-year contract intending to “tie him up”. But considering that the salary cap for each team would rise by a large margin in 2016-17, Jeremy Lin’s agent hoped that, instead of getting tied up by the Grizzlies, he would re-enter the free agent market next summer to look for a more lucrative contract.

  • Ouch .. truth hurts

    It’s a case of “wants” vs “needs”

  • Rick Johnson

    Just wanted to post an I told you so.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe Harden will continue to control the ball in regular season then when playoff comes if he does bad then the ball will share w Lawson. LOL! Harden will always be Harden no matter who is the PG next to him. smh!

  • Thank you, Steve!

    On the Grizz, I’m glad we don’t need to discuss how JLin can shine being tied-up as Mike Conley’s backup for the next 3 years

    I feel much better after hearing Papa Lin said ” Steve Clifford, who also emphasized that Jeremy would be given his deserved minutes and the control of the ball on the court.”

    It’s a big question mark if his “deserved minutes” translates to 20-30MPG or if he has control of the ball on the court when playing alongside Kemba. They have to figure it out in TC and preseason games.

    But all along we want a coach who believes in Lin and while there is no guarantee, Clifford and Lin need each other this season to WIN in CHA. And that’s all we can ask for.

  • As @Michael:disqus said, “You’re not wrong” 🙂

    So the Grizz bear set a trap for Mo Williams and Jeremy Lin to tie them up for 3 years with low pay but they managed to escape.

    – Williams’ deal is a two-year pact worth $4.3M, with a player option on the second year.
    – JLin’s deal is also 2-year contract worth $4.3M, with a player option on the second year.

    Looks like Mo and JLin are kindred spirit this season.
    Time will tell which one will rise faster with the Cavs or the Hornets

  • blubell

    Geltzeiler is Jeremy hater. He talks trash about a lot of players, in fact. I switch the channel whenever he is on NBA radio.

  • Dan Cohen

    zammmmm

  • Guest

    Hahaha~~u cute. I sometimes do this too.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell

    Awwwe.

  • That’s Deep!

    I relayed the question to Jeremy to see if he feels the same way 🙂
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/623564038199316480

  • Arsenium12 .

    When Jeremy left for the Lakers …
    __________

  • real-dsb

    Papa Lin needs a twitter account. He would have gotten tons of followers during the free agency rush! LOL

  • real-dsb

    wow, incredible inside info.

    Spurs too, that in itself speaks volumes because they are pretty much the best talent evaluators in the league.

  • real-dsb

    I don’t see how “Harden needs the ball in his hands is a false narrative.” It’s totally true. If Harden had the ball in his hands, he wouldn’t have had 13 turnovers!

  • steven ko
  • Thanks. I have a feeling the Sushi brotherhood here is more real than Parsons’ bromance.

  • real-dsb

    I think he’s missing Lin for some SG minutes as well.

  • real-dsb

    wow

  • I would propose @SkyHookLin as the perfect twitter handle for Papa Lin!

  • thanks. That was very unexpected after 10 years :]

  • ok sounds good, thanks!

  • I really hope Clifford will manage to find a small lineup formula to use Lin/Kemba backcourt. If Kemba doesn’t feel threatened, it might be better since there’s less chance of freezing out Lin

    If Kemba and Lin help each other out, #4-5 seed winning record & All-Star goals might be within reach

  • yeah, that selfie with a kid was such a bad picture

  • congrats! .. you’re officially a baller now 😀

  • 1mtoldman

    well there was drawing on here of 9 guys and the 9 turned out to be walker/al/batum/zeller/kaminsky/hawes/lin/williams/lamb.

    no mkg.

    but i would assume mkg to be the 9th in a 9 with williams the first odd man out; williams is a 10 year veteran whose best years are far behind him and weren’t that good anyway.

    i also dont see lamb getting the minutes other see; he’s never done anything yet of consequence in the league, dont’ see why people except him to suddenly do so.

    i would see with the data to hand now if 9 the 9 in that “cartoon” except delete williams add back in mkg.

    but i think an 8 is more likely with the bigs al/hawes/zeller/kaminsky/ the wings mkg/batum/ the points walker/lin with (as suggested above and elsewhere) lin getting (as he did at end of season with lakers before his injury) equal minutes as 1 and 2 adding up to 20-30 minutes pg.

    the guys i would see getting less minutes than some other see would be: williams, lamb, daniels, hairston (hairston btw veteran charlotte fans hate and he also has off court problems ala lawson).

    brian roberts probably be gone and harrison start in d league.

    spencer hawes is the biggest ? for me: he was a solid average player as a starter or getting decent minutes; he fell of badly last year not getting minutes with clips and didn’t look good at all. (had injury early)

    this will be what his 9th or 10th season also similar to williams…could be on his way out (as i think williams is, as in out of the league)–or

    if and only if he gets big minutes he could revive his career.

    how i see it as it stands right now; but nothing is ever the same by mid season as it is pre season.

    injuries, trades, unexpected fails and sucesses; off court developments, many a slip between cup and lip. or something like that.

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont question lawson being a good point guard; i just question whehter (as many before him) he will ever make it out of “celebrity rehab”.

  • 1mtoldman

    and yer point? ?!? (not you rick, the poster bg).

  • TTNN

    haha, so I wasn’t wrong either……. they might be interested, but that’s not an option.

  • Dan Cohen

    why was this brought up? the question that is.

  • JW

    Appreciate it.

    I really don’t see how MKG will not be in the rotation. I think he’s well liked for his defense. I think I saw some are suggesting he get max next year or something.

    Hawes has the big body. Perhaps Lin can get him to produce like he did for Asik.

  • real-dsb

    I think Kaminsky will absolutely get heavy rotation minutes, and probably start by the end of the season

  • wu kong

    this was a question during an Omri twitter Q/A today…

    Thanks for all the questions! Let's do it again soon…— Omri Casspi (@Casspi18) July 21, 2015

  • 1mtoldman

    one correction: (yes yer right about mkg)–after checking cliffords 2 years with hornets seems he never has gone less than 9-10 man rotation so 8 man rotation unlikely. i would add in then either lamb or williams.

  • wu kong

    look at Omri’s twitter to see more questions…

  • Dan Cohen

    wonder if anyone ask..
    do you miss play with harden

  • Dan Cohen

    he might also say yes.. for political reasons no?
    so I don’t know if ppl should put too much weigh on it..
    but the tweet when lin was leaving seems genuine..so.

  • Brent Yen

    Lmao

  • Rick Johnson

    It was an option for him. He just didn’t wan’t to get tied in for 3 years and miss the big cap increase next year, smart. Let’s hope he breaks out and we get to see him play his game this year.

  • Rick Johnson

    kietchayLA‏@kietchayla

    This comment is awesome! @JLin7

    https://twitter.com/kietchayla/status/619004298395955202

  • Rick Johnson

    I think he’s saying that Harden shouldn’t have the ball in his hands because when he does it results in all those turnovers. They are trying to say that Harden should share the ball with Lawson. Of course when JLin was there Lin fans were saying the same thing with regards to sharing the ball but the so called “experts” were saying Harden should have the ball. Such double standards.

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Brother for life..:p

  • nodomo

    Watching some NBA summer league action MIN vs LAL. LAL’s Russell is impressive and so was Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns. At halftime, announcers asked MIN GM Sam Mitchell about the team and how they are a young talented team with a promising future. When asked if that included Ricky Rubio, Sam sorta ducked the question. Seems like MIN isn’t sure about Rubio. Maybe MIN will be an option for Lin next year.

  • real-dsb

    Richard Jefferson changes his mind about re-signing with Mavs. Decides to sign with Cavs instead. But unlike DeAndre’s cowardly actions, RJ called Cuban beforehand to discuss, and Cuban was okay with him signing with Cavs instead.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13296438/richard-jefferson-backs-dallas-mavericks-deal-eye-cleveland-cavaliers

    Meanwhile, this probably means that JR Smith will most likely not get re-signed by the Cavs. There’s a case where “betting on yourself” backfired. Smith opted out of his $6M contract next year, expecting to get paid more. But it looks like he’s opted into a pay cut instead. (Cavs haven’t even signed Tristan or Delly yet either, and those two are more important to Cavs than Smith).
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/19/j-r-smith-is-still-a-free-agent-about-to-take-a-healthy-pay-cut/

  • real-dsb

    Casspi’s reply to Lin was indeed genuine. Here’s Casspi being political:

    fan: “Thoughts on the additions of Rondo, Koufos, Marco and Butler?”
    Casspi: “What’s not to like? :)”

    Obviously Casspi completely sidestepped the question.

    https://twitter.com/Casspi18/status/623553958410219520

  • wandertheglobe

    JLin’s FA signing was deemed 3rd best this off season behind LaMarcus and David West. Worst signing was Detroit’s Reggie Jackson @ $80M after a good stretch of 27 games……Hmm…I remember someone else had a good stretch of 27 games back in 2012 :).

    http://basketball-players.pointafter.com/stories/5120/nba-free-agent-signings-best-worst-reggie-jackson-lamarcus-aldridge?utm_medium=cm&utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=ao.cm.ob.dt.5120&utm_term=dt#1-Jae-Crowder-Boston-Celtics

  • real-dsb

    Casspi’s favorite coach is neither McHale or Byron Scott (from Cavs years). I’m shocked… shocked.

    https://twitter.com/Casspi18/status/623545126925643776

  • wandertheglobe

    Mavs are getting embarrassed this summer. They will be in the lottery.

    Does JR do anything that surprises us anymore? Knuckle head deserves what he got. When the Knicks gave him $6M/yr, that was “ridiculous”. It’s even more crazy now when he opted out of his contract. He’ll be working for minimum soon.

  • Joe what do you know

    Sushi brotherhood? Lol. Please do explain…

  • Dan Cohen

    rubio is overrated.

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m still hoping JR goes to SAC. That team would be so entertaining.

  • Acbc

    This shows clearly that all the guessing we were doing were all just hot air. None of us had the insider info on the workings of the negotiations or planning that went on. Let’s hope we remember this lesson next time FA comes around. Just trust Lin to do the right thing for himself instead of arguing over what ifs and buts. It’s all fun to speculate but no one needs to be right or wrong.

  • JLin’s tweet of “won’t forget our talks about the pressures of having a nation watching you .. stay strong! #sushilife” explains it all

    It’s clear they had good talk(s) talking about life & pressure of having whole nation/race watching them .. perhaps over many sushi. So their life is definitely empowered by the talk .. and sushi 🙂
    #SushiPower

    Disclaimer: This theory is deemed false if the nickname for Omri’s sister is ‘sushi’. In that case, we’ll have a bigger conspiracy theory

  • Rick Johnson

    Perhaps next year. But when he breaks out it’s going to cost them a lot more.

  • JLin shows the love back to Omri Casspi

    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/623609002308468736

  • this 2/29/12 pic could be the 1st game when Casspi & JLin played against each other
    Knicks beat Cavs 120-103

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/623644251361050624

  • Good Howard Beck article about the significance of $24B 9-year TV deal in 2017.
    And how a lockout is unlikely w/ much money on the table

    https://twitter.com/HowardBeck/status/623641247002034176

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I figure Kemba and Lin would work on their passing game. They could both pass and shoot. There is no reason that they could play team ball.

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    just to clarify: the tv deal is 2016; the possiblity of lockout 2017 because thats when the current cba is up for review.

  • MEL LIN

    We need a big to play defense…Al the other three is so so

  • kittyhead

    http://m.appledaily.com.tw/appledaily/article/sports/20150722/36678949

    【蔡裕隆╱台北報導】NBA台裔之星林書豪在新球季將轉戰黃蜂做「林來蜂」,「豪爸」林繼明昨天分享兒子加盟黃蜂,「蜂」迴路轉的心路歷程。豪爸說:「黃蜂就像是當年林書豪從高中畢業在選擇大學時的哈佛,以黑馬姿態贏得林書豪的心,最後也做出就讀哈佛的決定。」

    豪爸說:「今年NBA自由球員市場『開市』,就像媒體報導一樣,我們全家都認為小牛是最可能的新東家,不過小牛並未展現實質的簽約誠意,只是 在挖角其他大牌自由球員時hold住林書豪當備胎,這時候黃蜂突然冒出來,展現最大的邀約誠意,也打動林書豪的心。」

    豪爸以「come from nowhere(從天而降)」形容黃蜂的網羅舉動,他們全家嚇一跳,才知道黃蜂這麼關注林書豪。

    展現網羅誠意 上帝旨意

    豪爸說:「這整個過程讓我想起當年林書豪一心一意想就讀老家艾拉帕圖的史丹佛大學,但史丹佛只是講講要給他籃球獎學金,卻始終未付諸行動,這時候哈佛come from nowhere,讓林書豪很感動!」

    虔誠基督徒的豪爸也認為黃蜂是繼哈佛之後,上帝再次給林書豪的加盟旨意,所以當下就很贊成林書豪加盟黃蜂,然後黃蜂總教練克里夫(Steve Clifford)又很了解林書豪的球風,更讓林書豪覺得自己在黃蜂將有最大機會重拾「林來瘋(Linsanity)」風采。

    承諾上場時間 空間更大

    豪爸說:「克里夫強調他會給林書豪應有的上場時間,上場也會給林書豪球權,並打林書豪最擅長的擋切戰術。」豪爸在林書豪4日結束訪台行程返美後,繼續留在台灣陪伴年長的媽媽、林書豪的阿嬤,上周還回老家彰化進行2場「豪爸的教養課」演講,2場都吸引爆滿聽眾。

  • MEL LIN

    New Contract: 2 years, $4 million

    With so many mid-tier free agents raking in heaps of cash throughout free agency, it doesn’t compute that Jeremy Lin was seized by Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets for a mere $4 million over two seasons.

    It wasn’t long ago that “Linsanity” was overtaking the basketball world. And while Lin has undoubtedly cooled off since that tremendous run with the Knicks, he’s still a good player. I suppose we’ll just have to shrug, tip our caps to the Hornets and move on.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for providing a more report on JLin’s FA. That’s my sense of what was going on. Good to confirm this:-)

  • Riddick

    Ya, I’m not happy about the Hornets low balling Lin, but I keep hoping for better next year. Hoping it’s a 1 yr service to truly show the type of player( better than most ) he is, and then move on to better/bigger team/things.

    I just don’t see Cha getting any more exciting as a team w/or w/o Lin. But it is what it is & I’ll continue to follow him until next team/year, even if Cha doesn’t excite me at all.

  • zxcvb

    I always thought Dave Joerger was a fair, smart coach…but now I know!

    Lin would have been an amazing get for Memphis. He could instantly make them a title contender (they desperately needed a 6th man last year). Lin would also be insurance if Conley decided to leave as a free agent in 2016.

    But I’m glad Lin went East with a coach who really believes in him and a starting PG who has yet to prove himself. Lin may very well end up starting by season’s end.

  • zxcvb

    According to Clifford’s own comments, it’ll be:

    Walker / Lin
    Batum / Lin / Lamb
    MKG / Batum / Lamb
    Zeller / Kaminsky / Batum
    Jefferson / Hawes

    Training camp and preseason could also affect the lineup.

  • Rick Johnson

    Tyler Boronski ‏@TyBoronski10 3m3 minutes ago

    Having my favorite athlete @JLin7 answer @Casspi18 bc of a tweet I sent Omri is one of the coolest things ever! #NBA

    https://twitter.com/TyBoronski10/status/623664542183239680

  • Alain Gervais

    stop saying that he took less to get a one year option. trust in lin.

  • Whitman Lam

    Rockets are classless punks who hold grudges against former players. No thanks. They wanted Beverley back, now they got him.

  • BobbyH

    That is a quote from an article ranking the top 10 FA this year.

    The link see below.

  • real-dsb

    Seth Curry signs with Kings. Somewhat of a surprise, most people thought the Pelicans were going to sign him since Seth was playing in the Pelicans summer league.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/623653165091692545?lang=en

  • Infini

    It must really suck to have a brother that is so accomplished. I wonder if he ever wanted to choose a different field. That way at least he wouldn’t be compared to him.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, he’s younger & still improve year after year. 2M maybe not a lot in NBA but sure a big salary in other field.

  • Whitman Lam

    Seth and Steph probably have the same trainers and shooting coach. As long as he has the same jumpshot, little bro will always have a job in the NBA. That’s all GMs and coaches care about is scoring.

  • blubell
  • Infini

    Jeremy’s decision seems smarter and smarter as time goes by.

  • real-dsb

    huh? puzzling. Hornets already set at PF with Zeller and Kaminsky. Where is Hansbrough going to get minutes?

    Or this just a homer signing?

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .

    NBPA (NBA Players Association) awards :

    James Harden — Most Valuable Player.

    Seth Curry — “Clutch Performer” and “Hardest to Guard.” He and Golden State Warriors teammates Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli also accepted the award for the best home-court advantage, which went to the reigning champions’ Oracle Arena.

    LeBron James — “Player you secretly wish was on your team.”

    Gregg Popovich — “Coach you most want to play for,”

    DeAndre Jordan — “Best Defender.”

    Chris Paul — Oscar Robertson Visionary Award for his on- and off-court achievements.

    Ray Allen — “Man of the Year”, receiving a video tribute from President Barack Obama that left the 19-year veteran visibly emotional.

    Allen Iverson — “Gamechanger” award for his contributions to the sport.

    See : http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13298307/james-harden-named-mvp-nbpa-first-annual-players-awards

  • blubell
  • Infini

    Oh, yeah, I’m not knocking the salary, but just rather curious if Seth every feels a burden of being “the younger brother” since they are both in the same fields.

  • real-dsb

    You mean *Steph* Curry. LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    front court suddenly becomes more crowded; marvin williams defintely odd man out which i already noted previously even before this move.

  • Infini

    I guess if MVP means the most valuable player for the team then I can see why James got it. Since aside form Dwight, they had no one else that was good. But I can see Dwight being upset at that.

    Either that or some players are still salty.

  • 1mtoldman

    well he hadn’t had a job in the nba before. (3 years as a pro)– and even after leading the summer league in scoring still couldn’t get one with the team he acheived that with despite their having a lot of openings on that squad).

  • blubell
  • HY C

    I remember KHuang used to think very highly of psyco T.

  • real-dsb

    Hansbrough can’t shoot 3. Williams can.

  • james brown

    and they will find out soon how fruitful this acquisition of lin and why they waited these long on not pursuing JLIN before!

  • james brown

    its not the money , but he made his decision based solely on the opportunity to play on his own type of game!

  • 1mtoldman

    the only reason williams is referenced as the “best 3 point shooter” on the hornets is because: nobody shot the 3 ball on the hornets last year!!

    he still wasn’t anywhere near a volume shooter. and only still shot a barely just ok %.

    williams has been in the league 10 years took more 3 pt shots last year then hes ever taken before only again because there was no one else to do so, hasn’t produced significant scoring since 2008 despite getting minutes comporable to (for example) lin–and imo is probably on his way out of the league with dwindling production from a veteran whose best years werent that great and are already long behind him.

    i dont see him figuring in the team now at all with so many new players available to do what he was doing just as well or better.

    hawes, lin, batum, and lamb all have career 3 point shooting %’s equal to or better than williams.

    there are other players to shoot the 3 now, hansborough’s not there to shoot the 3. doesn’t have to.

    thats why i said even before hansborough came williams had already become extraneous, another front court body just makes him even more so.

  • John Lee

    I’m surprised no one here caught on to a potential hidden message (brother for life)… 😉

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I know but I think he’s OK bc he’s playing well in summer league this year. LOL!

  • real-dsb

    He made sense until he mentioned “JR”

  • CJSHYY

    I really think he made the right choice bc if he wants to prove to the league that he can play well then he needs the coach to trust him & also be able to play his game. Hornets just the right place for him.

  • TTNN

    where is he when we need his analysis??!!!

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    “[Marvin] still wasn’t anywhere near a volume shooter. and only still shot a barely just ok %… is probably on his way out of the league with dwindling production from a veteran whose best years werent that great and are already long behind
    him.”

    Marvin’s 3pt% was top 10 for PFs, 35.8%. You can’t compare him to guards. He doesn’t need to have production or volume shooting. He just needs to space the floor on offense and play defense. (In fact, it’s a pro that he’s not a volume shooter).

    I’m a fan of Tyler, but he’s going to clog up space inside.

  • zxcvb

    Marvin Williams played SF for most of his career. I’m guessing he’ll move back there if he can’t be traded.

  • Yascar

    He’s at the other site. But go over there at your own risk!

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Lin, Batum, Lamb, Hansbrough? Rich Cho is secretly KHuang!

  • Jedi

    It’s not always a bad thing. Sometimes you get an extra look if your father or brother is famous.
    Off the top of my head, you got the Waltons, Currys, Thompsons, Rivers…etc.
    I think Luke really got the most benefit out of his famous name. LOL. Sorry Luke Walton fans.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    LOL, who else does KHuang love? Jimmer Fredette?

  • Whitman Lam

    Idk, it seems Charlotte team is now more white than Minnesota. Some small market teams stock up on white players to appeal to the local fanbase. Example: Utah Jazz.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Ya! But It doesn’t matter about race as long as they are good. LOL!

  • real-dsb
  • grover chang

    Hansbrough from North Carolina and plays hard. Should be an instant fan favorite

  • sport

    Marc Gasol turned out to be an All-Star player if not better than his older brother Pau Gasol.

  • Arsenium12 .

    You’re right, of course. Thanks for catching that.

  • steven ko

    didn’t JR also think Jeremy’s contract was ridiculous?

  • wow .. Hansbrough and Lin?
    @KHuang:disqus will party all season long :>

    At least Rich Cho is a KHuang fan hehe

  • webattorney

    Hornets is as college as you can get in NBA. No star player or big egos. But I don’t see good PnR players or enough long range shooters.

  • brother-in-law you mean? 😀
    It might be great to have more nations watching them play LOL

  • ok, thanks!

  • yes, there’s hope based on past comments that Kemba would want Lin to help each other

  • JoeTeam

    Happy for him … I saw him at a GSW game with his family. I asked him where he ended the season and he said Phx, and I wished him luck hoping to see him play some this year. I got a fist bump! Good for him!

  • Infini

    True. I guess we’ll just have to see if he has it in him.

  • Yellow

    Thanks for the translation.

    I never ever had an ounce of trust that Jeremy would land with the Mavs despite most posters were raving about the alley-oops while skeptical about his role(with Parson Bieber claiming to have the ball mostly).

    Also it made sense that GSW didn’t pursue Jeremy although some fans were drawing many different scenarios of Jeremy backing up so and so…

    If Jeremy has a breakout season this year(which I’m very confident that he will), Rich Cho obviously outsmart Morey and should win the Executive of the Year, and of course Morey is secretly watching…LOL

  • Yellow

    Grizzlies missed the ONLY opportunity to win the title with Jeremy onboard. They can kiss the championship now, for the next 3 years, at least.

  • Yellow

    @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus, with Tyler onboard, what is the best line up you think Hornets will make the most noice in the playoffs? Any other pieces to add/replace?

  • Yellow

    kiss goodbye the championship

  • fire9flyer

    JLin + Psyho T = My head will blow !

    wow !!

  • real-dsb

    PNR – Yeah, there might not be a dominant PNR, but Zeller is athletic and can run PNR. Kaminsky can do PNR, his forte is PNP, which is probably even better for Lin, draw his man outside and give Lin more room to drive.

    3 pt shooters – I think they have plenty now. Hawes, Kaminsky, M Williams, Batum, Lamb, Daniels, Lin, Brian Roberts.

  • Keith

    Thank you to everyone who came out and got #LINSANE with us last night! @MCSEvents @reelasian @LinsanityMovie pic.twitter.com/PK5cp5UCxR— AGM (@AGMengage) July 21, 2015

  • real-dsb

    does he have NBA highlights? O_O

  • Rick Johnson
  • Infini

    From what I’ve been reading, this guy has even worse hands than Omer Asik.

  • Maknusia

    They have good mix of experienced, new and upcoming, playoff experience and yet overall young team!!!!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They need time to develop team chemistry with so many players.
    Jeremy is the glue guy, Kembe Walker is the glue guy, Nicholas Batum is the glue guy.
    The coaches really need time to make it work. They have to design plays for them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Yeah, it seems so. You can never be sure until Hornet signs Jimmy Fredette too.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    JR is a team cancer. Forget it!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The trend tells me that Jeremy belongs to Modern Basketball. When he was coached by old school cats, he was made mediocre. Steve Clifford would be innovative enough to make him shine; I hope. Jeremy is a cerebal player and he could help the team glue together. Guess they need to practice 5 on 5 a lot.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets is experimenting with Steve Clifford on his last year with so many new ingredients.

    Only 3 players are paid more than $10M.
    Kembe Walker, Al Jefferson, Nicholas Batum, Guess the team has to build around them.
    Throw in Cody Zeller, MGK and that should be the first unit.

    As to the second unit. it should be:
    Jeremy Lin, Jeremy Lamb, Kaminsky, Spencer Hawes,Tyler Hansbrough / Marvin Williams,

    Third tiers:
    Troy Daniels, P.J. Hairston, Aaron Harrison, Brian Roberts.

    Whether the first team or second team can develop some team chemistry is still unknown. It is an experiment, a race between the first team and second team to develop plays that work in regular season. Third tiers are just individual substitutes for first and second team.

    Of course switching players between first and second team would create lots more possibilities. Coach Clifford would have tons of work for himself.

    First unit is easier because the only new ingredient is Batum.

    Second unit really is clueless and more interesting with almost all new players. Jeremy would have his work cut out for him. Sky is the limit for him to create things that might work.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unnecessary roughness on Metta World Peace. They should call a foul on him.

  • Maknusia

    It took me a while….wondering what is video doing here?!!! Huh…new addition to Hornets!

  • Maknusia

    Pretty good at NCAA level, but havent proved himself at NBA yet

  • Maknusia

    Not much…

  • Maknusia

    Since we have couple of bigs, the only reason I think he was picked, that he fits into PnR

  • Maknusia

    LOL…he was a beast coming off NCAA but not lately, hope mesh well in the plan. If he could set good picks/screen, and roll, he would be a superb fit…gonna see tons of dunks

  • Maknusia

    lol…you guys are bad…it took me a while to get the drift…till I read jlnet

  • Maknusia

    yup…thats for sure…saw some of his College highlights, he had good number of fans!

  • Maknusia

    comeon, its now that bad, since there is some moderation installed, unlike the days that we suffered! 🙁

  • Yascar

    Haha true. I’ve actually spent more time over there lately but don’t post as much.

  • Maknusia

    I think once the training camp starts, we would know, who gets the bye.

    Thus far, I like the mix they have, some new blood, add to some veterans, and with some playoff experience players.

    The need to balance it within 1st and 2nd unit

  • Maknusia

    ditto

  • Maknusia

    Nothing new in the article…just that I liked the headline 🙂

    Will Linsanity buzz in Charlotte?

    With the days counting down to NBA Free Agency, the story was different. With most teams strapped for cash, Lin was suddenly a hot prospect.

    Multiple teams showed interest in the Asian-American and now Lin has plenty of suitors. In the end he chose to join Charlotte Hornets, a team who has already informed Lin of what they expect from the former Harvard University graduate.

    “One, Jeremy has the ability to make the 3, but two, he is a playmaker and has the ability to create offense for himself and his teammates,” head coach Steve Clifford told the Associated Press.

    When he was informed of his role, Lin pretty much liked it. He believes that he has landed on the team that he believes he would be “fit.”

    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/jeremy.lin.news.lin.joins.hornets.will.linsanity.buzz.in.charlotte/59683.htm

  • izzykiLL

    did KHuang call Tyler Hansbrough to be taken by the Hornets?

  • golfhacker

    Remember, these are college highlights. The NBA is a whole different game.

  • Acbc

    Not necessarily the case. It all depends on how he was raised and what his internal make up is. Very good example is Venus and Serena Williams. Serena used Venus as a bench mark that pushed her to be better.

  • Acbc

    What drives the money machine in pro sports? Is it just talent? The latest buzz is how the new TV revenue deal that promises to up the salaries of all players. So why are athletes paid so much? It’s all about popularity and perception. This especially, is how ratings drive the cost of advertising for the games to go up and profits to escalate. Look at the cost of Super Bowl ads.

    This is the real engine of pro sports. Athletes are used to sell shoes, cloths, watches, cars and the kitchen sink. Why is a Under Armour, Nike, Adidas shoes or shirt worth 10x more than a generic item from the very same factory? It’s because of cache or cool factor. Madison Avenue creates these ideas that drives associations with products.

    How does this affect Lin? The reality of his intrinsic value means nothing to his street worth. It’s the same in many other products. Why is Harley Davidson so cool and forever popular when Hondas have won more motorcycle racing than any other manufacturers. Why is an Italian or German sports car worth so much more than a Honda? It’s not because of performance, it’s about being cool by association. Owning a Ferrari or Mercedez or even a BMW has cache. It has a street cred that Honda can’t buy by beating them in head to head competition.

    The simple truth is that Lin’s performance means nothing to having a Rondo or even a Ty Lawson. What Lin’s intrinsic value is doesn’t add up to beans to the buyers in the NBA.

    The value of any free market merchandise is only worth anything if someone decides it’s worth more than something else. Lin may be like water, but water is cheap even though we can’t live without it. In an open NBA market, Lin did the best he could to get a deal that puts him into a situation that he could do well in.

    One of the craziest open market busts was in the 1600s in Holand. A rare tulip was considered so valuable that it was trading far above its intrinsic value up to 10x the equivalent annual wage of a skilled worker of that time. The free market is made of fools who only believe what they want to believe, which is why I never liked Mark Cuban and the Mavs for Lin.

    It’s not fair but it is what it is. When and who decided so many mileniium ago that one man had more worth than another? It was never a fair or equitable system to begin with. Like others have said, it is what it is and we can only accept the rigged game the way it’s set up and not play it. You can either choose to play and accept the terms given and bet on yourself as Lin did? I’m glad Lin keeps his head high and with a stiff upper lip about his situation.

  • Arsenium12 .

    A review and analysis of the Hornets’ moves this summer …

    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/7/22/9012697/charlotte-hornets-offseason-plan-unpredictable

  • Maknusia

    cool!….will be watching some of Kings game then

  • Maknusia

    you are detailed!

  • Maknusia

    who knows one day…they might be playing side by side

  • Dan Cohen
  • CJSHYY

    I really doubt who voted for it? NBA players? Don’t believe that at all. smh!

  • Maknusia

    cool guy!

  • Dan Cohen

    i don’t know.. it’s not media and ppl like you and me..

    Durant said they have this voting thing for players only because theya re the ones who play with them every day so they know how good or bad they are…and how critical they are to the team.

  • Dan Cohen

    durant said media and all don’t know sh-t.

  • 1mtoldman

    “Marvin is the odd man out. He is offense only and was replaced by Zeller last year, Kaminsky and Hawes this year. Hansborough will inherit Biz’s and Maxiell’s tough assignments on D. The fact he can provide a little offense keeps

    Marvins butt on the bench even more. Marvin, PJ and Roberts are wasted roster spaces right now. None of them have any reason to play, ever.”

    –master ichiro on real gm charlotte.

    what he said. (which is what i already said). just finding outside evidence of agreement.

    so since it seems historically (not that he actually has that much history ) clifford likes a full 9 or 10 man rotation now youve got yer 10:

    the nine in the caricature before minus marvin and plus mkg (who was somehow forgotten there) and adding hansborough makes ten.

    daniels and harrison become the deep bench and the 3 above referenced as “wasted roster space” are essentially gone –actually leaving 1 space if they wanted to pull the proper levers for another…wing?

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. LOL! Well, when did they have vote for fans like us? More like PR com do it for their clients… smh! This means nothing.

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    good news then: the city’s “last great lead guard (baron davis)” is available again!

    “This is the first time I’m going to put myself out there, I’m going to try out for some teams.” @Baron_Davis on looking to get back to @NBA

    – via Twitter

  • Dan Cohen

    Is this a lin fan writing this?

  • blubell

    He is both Hornets and jlin fan.

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    so there is bias.. no?

    and also do you believe this analysis?

  • Dan Cohen

    but coach only plays 9 players

  • Rick Johnson

    Baseline Buzz‏@BaselineBuzz

    Just posted: “Jeremy Lin VS Kemba Walker: By the Numbers” featuring artwork by @MikeSakoon. #jlin #linsanity #Hornets http://baselinebuzz.com/2015/jeremy-lin-vs-kemba-walker-by-the-numbers/ …

    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/623875333733916675

    “Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin is playing on a cheap one year contract with a player option that he’ll almost certainly turn down next July. Both sides have (wisely) framed the marriage as an opportunity to both rehabilitate Lin’s career after an ill-fitting season in Los Angeles and to provide Charlotte with a steady backup point guard behind Walker.

    Again, this is how the team is framing it publicly. The brain trust has doubtlessly imagined a future in which J-Lin returns to semi-Linsanity heights and re-signs as the team’s starting point guard next July. The Hornets could begin to transition Kemba to his more natural sixth man role – where he could dominate both the ball and opponent’s second units.

    After the Lin signing was made public, Coach Clifford spun tales of playing the two together for big minutes. I’ll believe it when I see it. Clifford hates going small and the team tried a similar experiment with Mo Williams late last season to mostly poor results. With a weaker defensive frontline this season, heavy dual point lineups could get even dicier.”

  • Maknusia

    Thanks for sharing…still digesting…he did some good analytics

  • Maknusia

    Which part is in question?

  • blubell

    But unfortunately injuries happen and it won’t always be the same 9 players throughout the 82 games.

  • Maknusia

    Blubell just posted this :)…its ok no worries

  • Maknusia

    I dont think 9 is cast in stone…its more of a preferred rotation number…it can only decided during practice and preseason and might extend to the first couple of games too

  • Maknusia

    true as well

  • Rick Johnson

    Dennis Ginobili‏@manu77728

    Papa Lin said Jeremy Lin’s excited to reunite with former Warriors assistant coach Stephen Silas(right) in Charlotte.

    Dennis Ginobili‏@manu77728

    Jeremy Lin will reunite with legendary Mark Price in Charlotte, too.

    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/623885397811052545

    https://twitter.com/manu77728/status/623886231428923392

  • blubell

    Seems like a fair assessment and his analysis was backed up by advanced statistics… don’t see a bias. Where do you see a bias?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Click on the embedded twitter links to see more …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/MaxRappaport/status/623875926212911104

  • spiderman

    A college standout and a high 1st round draft pick, but how effective has he been in the NBA?

  • spiderman

    I’m sure politics or jealousy and/or simple stupidity play into this as well

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    Ah yes, Stephen Silas. There’s a name from the past. The sad days when Lin sat between two assistant coaches at the end of the bench.

    I forgot about Mark Price.

  • Dan Cohen

    so basically almost all of lin’s past coaching staff somehow ended up in a small market town?

  • Maknusia

    Looks like a place for smart people?!!! 🙂

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • perhaps similar minded people gravitate toward one another?
    Now I really want to research how MJ recruited Rich Cho and Steve Clifford 🙂
    That’ll be super interesting to learn!

  • It’s pretty crazy to think how Stephen Silas would spend so much time developing JLin in GSW when he didn’t get much PT yet.

    I feel better to know JLin is surrounded by people in CHA who believe in him and his potential. HOU & LAL have taught us the importance of bosses in one’s career. One Mark Madsen in LAL wasn’t enough. Rich Cho/Clifford/Silas are much better

  • Watching John Starks play reminds me of JR Smith, maybe a lite version & less combustible

  • Maknusia

    Thats a wonderful thought! Let us know if you find anything…I could include that on the next thread

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Glad jeremy didn’t join Grizzlies…Backing up Conley would had mean less minute for him since he’s more established than Kemba.

  • real-dsb

    Excerpts:

    “The point guard position has long been an issue for Charlotte’s NBA franchise. The city’s last great lead guard (Baron Davis) was hijacked along with the original franchise back in 2002. The expansion Bobcats subsequently invested three Lottery picks into the position over a period of six years (2005, 2008, 2011) yet failed to find their franchise defining quarterback each time.”

    “After the Lin signing was made public, Coach Clifford spun tales of playing the two together for big minutes. I’ll believe it when I see it. Clifford hates going small and the team tried a similar experiment with Mo Williams late last season to mostly poor results. With a weaker defensive frontline this season, heavy dual point lineups could get even dicier.”

    Touches:
    Kemba has 5th highest touches per game. “Both guys like the ball in their hands but Kemba takes it to another level. Walker averaged more touches per game than Russell Westbrook and his time of possession suggests that he’s either an elite scorer (false) or the best scorer on a bad offense (true). The Hornets have added ball-movers and shot-creators all summer so Walker’s game will need an adjustment.”
    Advantage: Lin

    Isos:
    Kemba .84 pts/iso, 5% tov/iso.
    Lin .74 pts/iso, 15% tov/iso.
    Advantage: Kemba

    PNR:
    Kemba .83 pts/pnr, 11% tov/pnr.
    Lin .83 pts/pnr, 21% tov/pnr.
    Advantage: Tie.

    Passing: Lin has better court vision but more turnovers. Kemba has less court vision but high ast/tov (3.2).
    Advantage: Walker

    Shooting:
    Lin is easily superior, no contest.

    Defense:
    Advantage: Lin. Based on size (3 inches taller) and real plus minus.

  • David Kim

    Mark Price was the one of my favorite player when i was in HS. He shoots really well.

  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    only reaffirms the rarity of the successfull undrafted player in the nba; currently really only lin and wesley matthews.

    historically i beleive starks one of only 3 players undrafted ever to play in an all star game.

    lin has already accomplished more than all put a handful of undrafted players ever, period.

  • real-dsb

    Mark Price kind of looks like Doc Scheppler

    https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/149112055_640.jpg

  • Dan Cohen

    also shows that scout arent doing their job.
    better stick to metrics also.

  • real-dsb

    For anyone confused like me, you have to go click on the original source to see the GIF. It’s two images (3P% on the floor vs on the bench).

  • real-dsb

    From a UX point of view, that is a terrible graphic design.

    It’s very hard to read it because you have to memorize the previous one when next one appears. It would have been much better to just put them side by side for each player. And make a separate image for each player.

  • Rick Johnson

    True, you have to stare at one at a time and wait for the change.

  • real-dsb

    that guy’s impressions are absolutely hilarious, keep them coming!

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • I think it’s important for us as JLin fans to understand how Michael Jordan turned his Hornets franchise around with his 2 key hires (Cho and Clifford) to gain some respect.

    Here is a good Oct 2014 article with my summary of key facts:
    How Michael Jordan Built One Of The Best Young Teams In The NBA With 2 Smart Hires

    1. Rich Cho was hired in 2011 (surprisingly outside MJ’s trusted circle). He drafted Kemba Walker, MKG (seen as good) and Bismack Biyombo (not so good, signed with TOR as FA) and Lance (bad)

    2. MJ gave Cho more responsibilities in salary cap/trade negotiations in 2014 which left his 30-yr friend Rod Higgins left as a team president who saw it as demotion. MJ definitely has trust in Rich Cho, <a href="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article9131462.html&quot;willing to let his old friend go

    3. Cho is part of the new breed of GMs that rely pretty heavily on analytics some sense that his better moves would come from free agency and trades because those players have real NBA experience from which to draw conclusions. (see Setting up the Future:A definitive guide to Rich Cho’s time in Charlotte

    4. Jordan’s other hire, Clifford, drew rave reviews in his first year as coach in 2013-2014. Clifford took a team that was 30th in defensive efficiency in 2012-2013 and turned it into the fifth-best defensive team in the league last year. He improved the team by 22 wins and got strong years out of players like Josh McRoberts and Jeff Taylor.

    It’s clear that MJ trusts Rich Cho and Steve Clifford to turn around his franchise. He must have approved JLin signing, whether to complement/challenge Kemba, or trusted Cho/Clifford enough to help Hornets back to the playoff like in 13-14 season.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LOL love the prom dancing in the end

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some background on Mark Price, an assistant coach in Golden State when Jeremy was there (2010-2011). He is now head basketball coach at UNC Charlotte.

    In 1989 he was a member of the 50-40-90 club (shooting at least 50% from the field, at least 40% from the ‘3’, and at least 90% from the free throw line). He was also the recipient in 2002 of the John Wooden ‘Keys to Life’ award, presented by ‘Athletes in Action.’
    __________

  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell

    I like the Duncan one… kinda cute 🙂
    Check out @BdotAdot5’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/BdotAdot5/status/623569148354768896?s=09

  • LOL …”Have you guys heard from Kobe .. and if yes, what did he say?”
    ….. …

    Gotta love Hibbert’s reaction the best with his eyes just rolled to the back of his head 😀

  • I am The Jason

    That’s hilarious. Not one of them could answer that Kobe question and Roy look like he did not want to be there.

  • Hahaha .. Classic Duncan
    Even his celebration is so efficient & fundamentally sound!

  • I believe he went into a seizure LOL

  • I found 2-3 articles up above. Pleasantly surprised to see MJ trusts Rich Cho so much
    This is good for Lin at least for this season

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! This is so funny. Everyone looks so odd to response that question. LOL! But also can tell, Kobe don’t like any of them at all. They probably feel the same way about Kobe.

  • KHuang

    Mark Price was a GREAT PLAYER in the 80s and 90s.

    Today he’d be even better.

  • KHuang

    Great stats, but I completelt disagree with the conclusion that “Walker and Lin are the same player”.

    They’re as opposite in ability as opposite can be.

  • KHuang

    We’ll see about that.

    Marvin Williams is one of the most physically talented players in the NBA. He has Lebron James physicality.

    Put him on the bench with Lin. Linstructor will get Marvin Williams a new big contract that he cannot live up to.

  • KHuang

    I did – for the last 3 seasons.

    It was more about Hansbrough joining Lin, not the Hornets specifically.

    But I did write about Lin, Lamb, and Hansbrough all joining Charlotte in 2012.

  • KHuang

    Kaminsky is not going to be 3rd team.

    He’s just too darned good.

  • KHuang

    Tyler Hansbrough’s NBA highlights are even more impressive than his college highlights.

  • KHuang

    Here’s how it should go if hierarchy were not a concern:

    1st team: Linsanity, Lambsanity, Batuman, Psycho T, and Big Al

    2nd team: Walker, Williams, Kaminsky, Zeller, Hawes

    3rd team: Daniels, MKG

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    There are several NBA proven pick and roll players like Lin, Hansbrough, Batum, and Hawes.

  • Alain Gervais

    mad me cry. omg

  • KHuang

    If you saw Hansbrough starting in Indiana like I did, you’d feel that Lin just picked up the best PF in the entire NBA for Lin’s style.

  • KHuang

    Jerryd Bayless.

    I’d love to see a 4 man rotation of Lin, Lamb, Bayless, and Fredette.

  • KHuang

    Right here.

    Hansbrough is the best PF in the entire NBA for Lin.

    As a starter in Indiana, Hansbrough singlehandedly powered the Pacers into the playoffs with consistent double double games.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • yes, good point. JLin in Grizz would cement the ‘backup PG’ role in the NBA for years to come.

    With Kemba, even CHA media is objectively stating JLin is a better shooter. Definitely more opportunities in CHA

  • real-dsb

    the guys were: Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams, and Brandon Bass

  • real-dsb
  • dolphin2k2

    Sorta like Mark “Mad Dog” Madsen

  • Chopz

    Nice. Gonna be able to get all of Lin’s games for just $119 instead of paying $199 for full league pass.

  • khomphuong2

    Thats expensive.

  • Jimmer Fredette signs a training camp deal with the Spurs.
    Another reason for @disqus_SyuAk23JI7:disqus to rejoice

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/623965745521819649

  • Chopz

    Oh most definitely. If it wasn’t for the pistons or bulls those years, cleveland would have been in a few finals, and price led those teams. Most people talk about john stockton, but i personally felt mark price was better.

  • OpenTruth

    Poll: Are Lin Fans Left Brained or Right Brained

    Hey, fans, I wanted to take an informal poll of Lin fans on whether they are left brained or right brained.

    Left brain people are ones that are strong in math and science. They love logic and analytics.

    Right brain people are ones that are more intuitive, love music, writing, and expressing emotions.

    Please give a quick shout out whether you are more right brained or left brained. Thanks!!

  • Guest

    I’m more of the no brained. Hope that help your poll.

  • Guest

    We can share. You pay $3.50 I pay $3.50. We use one account login name.

  • Grace Nsns

    what?! a training camp deal? thought this guy’s been pretty good.

  • Grace Nsns

    ^_^

  • OpenTruth

    Better than nothing. Thanks!

  • Grace Nsns

    For all other stuff I’m leftBrained. But for Lin only for Lin, I’m rightBrained.

  • it would be hard to measure, I think
    Most people have both but I assume you’re asking which one is more dominant

    Judging from the type of Lin fans in twitter, it has both artistic (i.e. cartoonist, graphic design, poster, writer, etc.) and analytical (i.e. stats-driven, logical, etc.)

    FWIW, I think I use left brain by trade but enjoy developing my right more:]

  • Jedi

    Sorry, but c) Both brained or Amphibrained.
    It’s obvious Lin fans are the elite.

  • I thought he’s similar to Redick as a sharpshooter but Redick successfully adjusted his game to NBA & is better defensively

    Last year he shot 3P poorly at 19%. I’m not sure why

  • Linzen

    The team chemistry is gonna be off the chart! LOL

  • khomphuong2

    Still expensive.

    80 games (hornets)x 6.99 =559.2$

    Only cost under 100$ for game any game (i follow Lakers and other teams too) for the whole season.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Linsanity vs Psycho T? 🙂

  • blubell

    Any crickets chirping? lol.

  • zxcvb

    Just so you know, “OpenTruth” is a well-known troll who posts under different accounts at the other site.

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m hoping for Linsanity 2.0 and voted in to All Star first team. He got >800,000 votes his first year. In the East with he would go up against Conally, Dragic, Lowry, Rose, Wall. With a break out year and Asia votes he could beat them.

  • blubell

    I hope so too. I think Jeremy could easily beat out those guys in votes. Dragic and Lowry are not popular enough. Rose is injury prone. Conley is in the West, no?

  • real-dsb

    I hear a lot of hype about Rich Cho and how great of a GM he is, but to be honest, I don’t see it in his track record. Here are his significant acquisitions:

    2011 – 7th overall Biyombo. Could have had Nikola Vucevic instead.
    2011 – 9th overall Kemba Walker. Could have had Reggie Jackson, Cory Joseph.
    2012 – 2nd overall Kidd-Gilchrist. Could have had Harrison Barnes.
    2012 – 31st overall Jeffery Taylor (out of the league).
    2012 – acquired Ben Gordon, disappointment
    2012 – acquired Ramon Sessions, disappointment
    2013 – 4th overall Cody Zeller. Decent, but probably not 4th overall.
    2013 – acquire Al Jefferson. He was a good pickup.
    2014 – 9th overall Noah Vonley. barely played.
    2014 – traded for PJ Hairston using their 24th overall pick Shabazz Napier. Hairston is terrible.
    2014 – signed Lance Stephenson. Bad fit.
    2014 – signed Marvin Williams. Good move.
    2015 – 9th overall drafted Kaminsky. Now, I’m a huge fan of Kaminsky, but turning down 4 first-round draft picks for him also seems like a stretch.
    2015 – added Hawes, Batum, Lamb, Lin, Hansbrough. We’ll see how those work out.

    Most of the the draft picks (had top 10 every year, including 2 top-5 picks) have been busts or disappointments.

  • Linzen

    Irving would be a strong competition too. But, Lin can surely beat them all.

  • Rzo Vlade

    hornets should never let this guy go……

    C bismack
    PF kaminsky
    Sf batum
    sg lin
    pg kemba

    trade jefferson for a draft pick

  • This is a rare Behind-the-Scene (Hidden Camera) footage of Michael Jordan, CHA Hornets owner, in a 1995 game vs Cavs who demonstrated how to get so many ref calls by expertly buttering them up. If Linsanity is reborn, perhaps MJ would stop by practices to teach 1 or 2 tricks to JLin.

    And in this scene, MJ managed to shush a fan who heckled him & his shoes after only scoring 6 pts in the 1st half. He responded by scoring 23 pts in the 2nd half & heckled the fan back.

    The full 15 min nostalgic video is very fascinating and worth watching. It showed how it felt to watch the game up close from courtside. We get to see team dynamics of the 1995–96 Bulls team who set the NBA record for wins, finishing the season 72–10.

    Can’t wait to see the 1st interaction of His Airness with Linsanity soon

    https://youtu.be/i09aE9Sq7qc?t=8m15s

  • Linzen
  • I read that they took the change to draft Biyombo to be the next Sergei Ibaka but his development was very slow. Looks like CHA gave up on him.

    Great highlights on blocking and dunking but limited offensively.
    4.4p/6.1r career average is not good

  • I think he doesn’t draft very well.
    One article said he’s very into analytics so he does better in trades/signing experienced players.

    At least he made 1 right signing with JLin this off-season 🙂
    I also like Batum and Hawes signing.

  • ah, I see.
    Thanks for the heads-up

  • no contest as far as fans 🙂

  • blubell
  • true, ballstream is still the best deal
    Sometimes it has glitches but not more than LeaguePass

  • KHuang

    Oh no, Bismack Biyombo definitely should have been let go.

    He’s athletic and strong – and totally clueless on a basketball court.

    Some guys just can’t grasp the intricacies or pace of NBA basketball.

  • KHuang

    Lin is more popular than Irving worldwide and even domestically.

  • KHuang

    Good.

    Let the Spurs CUT HIM so that Lin’s Hornets can get him.

    Fredette is better than all the Spurs guards, including the aging Tony Parker.

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh yes you’re right. Keep thinking Memphis should be in the East. It’s East of the Mississippi River but I guess the NBA doesn’t think so.

  • Grace Nsns

    …..

  • KHuang

    Just way too few minutes.

    Fredette had a few good games due to injuries of players ahead of him, but afterwards the minutes were too sporadic for Fredette to get into rhythm.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s accomplished more than ANYBODY, considering his historic feat.

  • KHuang

    Not me.

    Starks was WAY BETTER than JR smith.

    Starks was not that all different from a young Dwayne Wade.

  • KHuang

    Absolutely Price was better than Stockton.

    I never liked Stockton’s game.

    Price was a deadly shooter that would have been even more unstoppable today due to the emphasis on perimeter play.

  • real-dsb

    Sure, Biyombo is very athletic and has some impressive highlight reels. But he barely even played for the Hornets last year. Came off the bench and averaged only 19 min/game. Hornets didn’t even bother giving him a qualifying offer, so he became an unrestricted free agent.

  • Khuang, who do you think it’s the perfect big PnR big man in CHA for JLin?
    I like Zeller since he can pick-and-pop. He can roll & finish strong off JLin’s alley-oop

    Here is the Zeller report card:

    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/5/21/8633027/2014-2015-report-card-cody-zeller

    As noted above, Zeller was given more minutes and turned them into even more efficient play. He eventually took over the starting spot next to centers Al Jefferson or Bismack Biyombo, both guys who need to play close to the rim. Zeller had a similar role at Indiana, so his ability to expand his game out to the midrange was an important and very necessary step to fit in as an NBA four. He took a higher percentage of his shots from the midrange area – 10 feet out to the 3-point line – and hit more of them as well.

    From 16 feet to the 3-point line – the area where a big man has to “pop” in a pick and roll – Zeller shot an impressive 35.3%, way up from his rookie year mark of 27.3%. The Hornets struggled with spacing all year long and Zeller gave them at least a little room to operate in the paint. He showed nice chemistry in pick and roll and two-man game action with both Kemba Walker and Lance Stephenson, although there’s still some room for improvement in that area – he was in the 46th percentile in terms of efficiency as the roll man of a pick and roll. Again, probably a bit of that is skewed by spacing, but that will have to be figured out, as the roster likely won’t change much before next year.

  • Linzen

    Worldwide for sure. You think Lin is more popular even in US? That would be nice!!!

  • Briiick

    I like it !

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Huang is going to be excited about this:
    Spurs give Jimmer Fredette training camp contract, chance to make roster.
    I’m llate!

    ANYWAY, LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HUANGNETS AT WORK!

  • KHuang

    Hansbrough definitely.

    He has the whole athletic package and is the best decisionmaker of the bigs.

    There’s actually no better pick and roll partner for Lin in the LEAGUE.

  • KHuang

    I am indeed excited.

    Fredette is going to the right team.

  • Rzo Vlade

    cause al jeffeson is a good defender biyombo will do the dirty job kaminsky will take care the offense

  • Whitman Lam

    Do they have a “Watch only 1 team for the season” plan? Cause the other teams I don’t pay attention to.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hornets coach Stephen Silas is another Ivy-league graduate (Brown University). Here’s an interview of his from 2010, when he was still with the Warriors. He talks about getting into coaching, and his work with “Basketball without Borders.”

    It’s easy to see how he’d get along well with Jeremy. He’s analytical, articulate, and seems a kind person.
    __________

  • zxcvb

    Absolutely. Lin said that Silas was a HUGE reason he came to the Hornets and was an ally from his days in GSW. I think Jeremy even said that he doubled-checked with Silas to make sure Clifford was “for real.”

    And as a fellow Ivy Leaguer, Silas doesn’t dismiss Lin for being a Harvard player. If anything, he wants Lin to succeed to prove that Ivy guys can play.

  • Grace Nsns

    Good to know. Brown U was the other school that provided Lin a guaranteed bball team spot besides Harvard.

  • zxcvb

    With the way Clifford coaches defense, I don’t think they need a traditional high-flying shot-blocker.

    From the videos I’ve watched lately, they tend to have their bigs stay back and protect the paint to contain drives. It’s how they maintain a Top 10 defense and the league’s #1 defensive rebounding % despite not having athletic defenders in the starting frontcourt. The downside is that they don’t force TOs and are vulnerable to guards who can hit midrange jumpers off the PnR (which is how Lin burned them in March).

    Wings are the go-to guys in Clifford’s defensive system, I think. That’s why they keep a weak offensive player like MKG and acquire a versatile wing defender like Batum.

  • grover chang

    If Jimmer ended up with the Hornets then that is Lin, Tyler, Lamb and Jimmer all on the same team. Then I’m pretty sure Cho is following you. You should charge Cho for doing his job for him Khuang.

  • let’s hope Lin and Hansbrough can help each other then

    You must be rejoicing to see both JLin and Hansbrough can play in the same team this season 🙂

  • Chopz


    One of my favorite plays from back then.

  • grover chang

    I wonder if Jordon still has that suit and tie from this video. In a beautiful hornet teal color.

  • Martin Chong

    KHuang always got what he wanted! Darn!

  • grover chang

    Interesting that watching Price highlights remind me of Lin, until the 3 point highlights. Price is lights out from downtown. Wish Lin could learn to shoot like Price.

  • Mr Chuckles

    Wouldn’t it be funny if the new power-duo in the league was the Asian guy and the Caucasian guy.

  • KHuang

    Jefferson has toughness and some court intelligence.

    He’ll be fine with Lin.

  • Keith

    -Jeremy Lin
    – I don’t like K-Pop.
    -Gonna check out X Men
    -Gonna check out some Seoul Sausage in LA.

  • Name

    Dood the same Jordan heckling Cavs fan is in the Price highlight vid, must be a regular at games. Weird to seem him again tho…

  • real-dsb

    LOL, did you even have to ask the question, Psalm? 😉

  • real-dsb

    I’ll play devil’s advocate for fun: probably many of Hansbrough’s fans were already Hornets fans because they are from NC. Whereas probably almost none of Lin’s fans were Hornets fans before. =)

  • real-dsb

    yeah, seriously. Westbrook could very well tear a ligament doing one of his intense celebrations!

  • 🙂 just checking hehe..

  • I”ll go even further to speculate that 15 are Hansbrough’s family & 15 are Lin fans who joined late :>

  • real-dsb

    but way better than Madsen

  • dolphin2k2

    You the fans rather Lin win the 6th man of the year or get starting PG rile by mid year? For me, I rather him start.

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    just saw space jam finally – great movie even though CGI is so much better these days.

  • Yellow

    As JLiN fans, don’t we agree with Jeremy that he is a NBA starter based on skillsets, impact on winning games? So why settle for backup role the whole season? If Jeremy brings to the team a lot more than Kemba could, then Jeremy rightfully should be the starter. Rich Cho and Clifford are in the win now mode and they should start Jeremy once Jeremy proves his leadership and winning impact > Kemba.

    6th man of the year? To me it’s just not meeting Jeremy’s aspirations.

  • Yellow

    I’m with you on this.

  • Rick Johnson

    Why is he signing 2015 NBA Draft caps? He wasn’t in the 2015 NBA Draft.

  • Yellow

    Jeremy was paid $15m last season yet he was benced for the sake of Laker’s tanking and Kobe’s penultimate year of huge contract. So if Hornets truly want to win and win big this season, the FO and coaching staff should start Jeremy when the stats and eye tests affirm his starter status.

  • Many dislike Space Jam but I thought it was fun esp. watching with kids
    Hm, I need to show them to mine. Great idea! thanks

  • Really? I remember Starks was good but streaky.
    But he can’t finish as well as a young DWade prior to injury
    And his emotions tend to get the best of him during crunch time vs. the Bulls IIRC

  • If there’s anyone who could set him up for success, it would be Pop.
    But I think Pop would demand him to play good D.

  • Starks was definitely fearless, even against MJ.

  • LOL at Cha-kers (perhaps unintentional)
    .. but it’s a good transformed jersey

    https://twitter.com/Hornetssuperfan/status/622820992453316609

  • real-dsb

    yes, I should have mentioned. New plan to watch only 1 team $120 (you still need to reside outside the market)

  • james brown

    they are using him to the MAX because of his popularity from his fans who liked him to HATERS who can’t LIVE WITHOUT HIM!!!LOL!

  • xeroid

    Hey if J. Lamb and Tyler work out for Charlotte, and Jimmer work out for Spurs, maybe KHuang can be hired as scout for NBA.

  • izzykiLL

    i remembered. i really wasn’t posting much on this site. just read about how high you are on psycho T. well. i would say… this is gonna be a great year!

  • Maknusia

    I’m indeed surprised…the way CHA fans are embracing Lin!…wow

  • Maknusia

    Lets forget LAL…..yeah hoping Hornets will harvest Lin’s talent!

  • Maknusia

    Valid points…..likelihood he would lean on Lin

  • Maknusia

    nostalgic it is!!!!…I used to drive all the way from kalamazoo/detroit to Chicago to just watch his game

  • Maknusia

    lol…thats kinda late…aint it!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyler Hansbrough is going to be a great pickup for Jeremy Lin.
    You would see Tyler run and dunk feeding off of Jeremy. I predict great team chemistry between them.
    Once Tyler picks up the temp, he would be almost unstoppable.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is going to be the exciting dual with Jeremy and Tyler in fast break.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Agree. The closest to compare him to is Jeffries.

  • dolphin2k2

    yeah, for 2.9 mm per he is definitely a good backup and would be very useful against certain lineups.

  • Maknusia

    lol…how did you find this!!!

  • Yellow

    but why lakers? let it go let it go..;)

  • Yellow

    I use Lakers to make an anology that the contract sum isn’t the main factor to not bench a player. It depends on the team’s main objective for the season. Lakers being the last team that Jeremy played for, so it’s naturally for me to cite it. But, yeah, i’m so over Lakers and indifferent about the team since the day Jeremy became FA,
    and here is hoping Hornets optimize Jeremy’s talent! *.*

  • Maknusia

    thats for sure…he did bargained well, right timing, tho.

    Serious, I like the team…..nothing fancy, no big names, less ego, if only the players could fully buyin to the coaching system and most of all, if they manage to establish great team chemistry, I think 5/6th seed is possible.

  • Bulldog

    People in NC know basketball. Besides, Lin is cheap and modest.

  • blubell

    OLin? Lol.

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    forgot the number.. 17 to 7… but I don’t see the half-baked 1

  • KHuang

    Hansbrough is INCOMPARABLY BETTER than Jeffries.

    When Tyler Hansbrough receives proper minutes, he’s the modern day Charles Barkley in statistical production.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    This guy made few videos like this of other player. Check out his twitter account.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, I’m a rip van winkle some days.

  • JoeTeam

    yes, that’s why I watched it … so hard to find a good kid movie. I heard Minions was too much action, and some say in studies that all that instant violent action changes brain dev and you end up with short attention spans. What I read about Inside Out was good on that vein.

  • Dan Ang

    True! Ha!

  • Rick Johnson

    I would think they would want to win. Clifford is in the 3rd and final year of his contract. He would want to win to extend the contract or be competitive to get another coaching job. Hopefully he will do the best thing to win and not be playing politics and feeding egos like Woodson, McHale, and Scott.

  • Rick Johnson

    Shouldn’t he sign regular Hornets caps? Not the draft caps.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    If you read what I replied to you would know I was talking about their chemistry NOT their individual skills. Plus Tyler might be your favorite player but he’s still hasn’t proven anything significant in pro-league yet.

  • spiderman

    Really haven’t noticed his greatness (nor paid special attention). But I sure hope you’re right

  • KHuang

    Totally untrue.

    As a starter for Indiana, Hansbrough played half the season and singlehandedly led the Pacers into the playoffs.

    Hansbrough put up All Star production against All Stars during that inpressive run that took Indiana from being a lottery team into the playoffs.

    I watched most of those games. It was PSYCHOSANITY.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He had a very up and down career and not sure about all star production. But I would wait and hope to see if he turns his career around playing this season along side with Lin.

  • and I still remember jumping around like crazy when MJ stole the ball from Malone then drained the jumper over Bryon Russell to win over Utah in 98

    those were the good ol days .. before Linsanity arrived!

  • I like Inside Out more than Minion for sure .. because it makes adults & kids think so we had plenty of interesting conversation after the movie

    it helps all to acknowledge the feelings and learn how to manage them well. Good stuff indeed!

  • it might not fit anymore 🙂 .. but I’m sure he has customized hornet Teal suit
    To think about it, it’s also the same teal color for his UNC Tar Heels almamater

  • CaliUSMC

    Jordan would buy the refs dinner before the game? Is that allowed :O

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Great on basketball court but lousy philosopher. He’s a failure GM and a horrible NBA coach.

  • Dan Cohen

    dudes.. his signature is like 2 sacks, both next to each other.

  • real-dsb

    where article source is that screenshot from?

  • real-dsb

    Both sound good to me. I would be happy if Lin won 6th Man award.

    Reason is this: over the past 3 years, Lin has started the majority of his games (145 games out of 227). Yet his value decreased. So just the fact of being starter doesn’t mean anything.

    Obviously, if he was starting AND averaging 20/8, then of course that would be ideal. But last year, in Lin’s 30 starts, he only averaged 11.9 pts, 4.7 ast, 29.0 mins. Off the bench 44 games, 10.8 pts, 4.5 ast, 23.5 mins.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/linje01/splits/2015/

  • Brent Yen

    Just find out the news of Tyler H signing. Haha I know, I know…… Not sure how the depth chart will be like, but I think he can, potentially, play a much better role than JJ did. Just saying….lol.

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris‏@haralabob

    @bballbreakdown You honestly think they are gonna start a Harden and Lawson backcourt and hope to defend anyone?

    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/624336418349821952

  • Al

    They do not need defense , just score more than their opponent:)

  • KHuang

    I’m from NY and I actually view Isiah’s reign there as a SUCCESS.

    There are documented reasons why Isiah actually did well as GM.

  • It’s clear KHuang has been good this year since he got a Christmas gift in July 🙂

    I agree Hansbrough can wreak havoc more than JJ did.
    Who knows we might get treated to many ‘Lin-Hans-anity” ESPN highlights

  • KHuang

    When the guy gets minutes, he consistently produces double doubles and wins.

  • Joe what do you know

    Sounds like the ultimate madhouse combination.
    Psycho-T with Linsanity… Lol!!
    Hornets fans will lose their mind!!

  • I think that part was a joke but the refs definitely received a lot of ‘kindness’ from players giving signatures for their grandkids. Little things like that.

    Plus many refs were questioned for working in MJ’s camp.

  • I agree. Whenever a team has good defense like CHA ranked 5-8 then have 2-3 playmakers, they can get 5-6th seed in a week Eastern Conference

  • I also want to see Hansbrough finish strong off Lin’s no-look passes 🙂

  • real-dsb

    I also think Hansbrough’s better than JJ. But the Hornets have a lot of good players at C and PF. So I’m not sure how many mins Hansbrough can get. How do you think they will distribute the playing time (needs to add up to 48×2=96 min)?

    Last year’s mins/game:
    Jefferson: 31
    Zeller: 24
    Hawes: 18
    Hansbrough: 14
    Kaminksy: rookie

    My prediction (by end of year):
    Jefferson: 30
    Kaminsky: 20
    Zeller: 20
    Hawes: 16
    Hansbrough: 10

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL JLin!!! Can’t wait to see your final hairstyle:-)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/624356395916390400

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    There’s still people believe Elvis is alive too so I do believed Isiah did well as GM. BTW, I was there when he destroyed the Knicks but Dolan deserved it.

  • blubell

    Sorry, no idea.

  • blubell
  • Frontcourt seems too crowded.
    And Clifford already said he’ll play 9-player rotation so Hansbrough might be the odd man out.

    Here’s the depth chart for Center/PF:
    Starters:
    Power Foward: Cody Zeller
    Center: Al Jefferson

    Bench:
    Power Forward: Frank Kaminsky, Tyler Hansbrough, Marvin Williams
    Center: Spencer Hawes
    Link: http://hooptrends.com/2015-16-project-depth-chart-charlotte-hornets/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  • Guest

    He looks like he’s ready to jogging for several rounds in the park. lol.

  • real-dsb

    Check out this 7 ft high schooler’s dribbling and shooting skills, looks like a guard. He ain’t no Biyombo! 😉 Remember that name, Thon Maker, he’s going to be a NBA lottery pick in a year or two. (He’s staying for one more year of high school, but he’ll be 19 in 2016, so I guess technically he could go straight to NBA).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I do believe that Zeller will get more minutes. Kaminsky could not replace him. Zeller is number 5 in RPM among PFs last season. He just needs to be healthy.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I figure that the bench will look like this:
    PG: Jeremy Lin
    SG: Jeremy Lamb

    SF: Marvin Williams
    PF: Tyler Hansbrough, Frank Kaminsky.
    Center: Spencer Hawes, Frank Kaminsky.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Linsanity with Psycho-T
    Jeremy Lin and the Lamb
    Marvel Williams, Steve Awe plus Frank Kaminsky.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets had to optimize Lin’s talents to win now as if there is no future.
    The future depends on now which is true for the Gm, coaches and the players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    At the beginning Kemba would work with Zeller and Lin with Hansbrough.
    You can take this to the bank.

  • blubell
  • james brown

    as i read the post, its a “give away draft cap” of the hornet and signed by their UNDRAFTED star player JLIN…what can we ask for more!!!LOL

    next signing ..MORE Autographs asked by hornets FANS!!!

  • james brown

    recognition do come in when you show first what you can do!!!!

  • Grace Nsns

    We’ve seen how Bev ran offense for rox bench, total disaster. Last season 50% of his 3pt FGAs [4 out of 8] were open/wide-open, he’s not getting that much space off bench.

  • CaliUSMC

    what a freak of nature

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He’s still a rookie. He has to earn his minutes.
    He has to beat out Steve Hawes at center or beat out Tyler Hansbrough at PF whichever come sooner.

  • FrankW

    Career per 36 minutes (JUST FOR FUN):

    Matt Maloney, Point Guard
    2.4REB, 4.1AST, 1.2STL, 0.1BLK, 1.8TOV, 1.8PF, 10.5PTS

    Jerome Allen, Shooting Guard
    3.4REB, 5.5AST, 1.4STL, 0.2BLK, 2.8TOV, 3.5PF, 9.3PTS

    Jim McMillian, Small Foward
    5.9REB, 2.8AST, 1.3STL, 0.2BLK, 1.9TOV, 2.1PF, 15.5PTS

    Bill Bradley, Small Forward (HALL OF FAME)
    3.7REB, 4.0AST, 0.8STL, 0.3BLK, ???TOV, 3.7PF, 14.6PTS

    Kemba Walker, Point Guard
    4.0REB, 5.9AST, 1.5STL, 0.4BLK, 2.3TOV, 1.7PF, 17.7PTS

    Jeremy Lin, Point Guard
    3.5REB, 6.4AST, 1.7STL, 0.5BLK, 3.3TOV, 3.1PF, 15.7PTS

    Jim McMillian 5.9REB
    Jeremy Lin 6.4AST
    Jeremy Lin 1.7STL
    Jeremy Lin 0.5BLK
    Kemba Walker 1.7TOV
    Kemba Walker 1.7PF
    Kemba Walker 17.7PTS

  • Maknusia

    Thats the plan…..JH had clearly said he needs a PG to of load him. Its similar to what we wanted from Rox when Lin was there. But their thick skull did not understand Lin’s value. TL, is similar to Jeremy, if the coach trust him and give him the free hand to run together with JH, I think they would have top 3 backcourt in the league

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • KHuang

    You’re one of those Elvis believers.

    The Knicks under Scott Layden was cursed with massively overpaid contracts when Isiah arrived.

    He eliminated those contracts, brought in talented players, and cleared cap space.

    I watched Isiah do this and ADMIRED his moves.

    These moves were discussed in an online article that’s very well researched and accurate.

    Knick fans who blamed Isiah for Scott Layden’s contracts were clueless about the salary cap at the time.

  • leeda harun

    I would love to see a compilation video of his trip to Asia.

  • leeda harun

    I wonder if he is going to wear a headband and earrings during game time..lol

  • 1mtoldman

    something called “sports pickle” (never heard of it before).

    turns out to be a satire or parody site. its making jokes.

  • 1mtoldman

    there are numerous opinions/discussions/guesses about minutes on both the lin thread and a depth chart thread on real gm charlotte.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, if everyone could manage feelings better, the world would be a betta place

  • Whitman Lam

    The Spencer Hawes trade was really just a way of getting rid of a disgruntled Lance Stephenson. But I felt the GM Rich Cho could have gotten more in return. Hawes, Kaminsky, Zeller, Marvin Williams, and now Hansbrough create a huge log jam at PF.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Marvin Williams can play SF. Hornets only has MGK and Nicolas Batum in SF and I believe Marvin Williams can back up the SF position; specially when both MGK and Batum will start for the team.
    Zeller might be the PF to start for the team. Tyler Hansbrough naturally is the PF for the 2nd team. Steve Hawes used to play at the center position and he could be the center for the 2nd team.
    Frank Kaminsky is the rookie who can backup center and PF.
    The catch is there are 5 players on the first team and 5 players on the 2nd team in practice. Plus Frank Kaminsky can use some minutes too. There would be 11 active players which is in contrary to Steve Clifford’s 9 players rotation in game time.
    Again Hornets would actually play 9 players in real games but 10 players in practice with Frank Kaminsky as the backup in PF and center possibly for the 2nd team. Which is the odd men out for the team in game situation depends on their productivity in game time.

  • real-dsb

    hah, maybe this year, Jordan will wear Lin Hornets jersey!

  • real-dsb

    Rick Bonnell from Charlotte Observer will be publishing column on Sunday on analysis of the new roster. Teaser: “The competition this preseason will be internal (earn playing time), not external (get a roster spot).”

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/624375581027762177

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If both can revive their career after this season, it would be most ideal. Of course, they would justify for a much bigger contract.

  • Rzo Vlade

    somebody post thon maker the 7ft with handles and possible draft at 2016 or 2017…….but here is the some prospect that might enter the draft at 2016 or 2017

    Skal Labissiere – PF/C – 19 years old – 7’0″ – 216 lbs
    Dragan Bender – PF – 17 years old – 7’1″ – 216 lbs
    Zhou Qi – C – 19 years old – 7’2″ – 209 lbs

    just like thon maker this guy are 7 footer and play like SF……the draft class will be talented

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets obviously adds to their strength in scoring but it is still ranked 28th and 29th so far. It’s totally unbelievable that all teams in the league are getting stronger. I don’t buy this.

  • Rzo Vlade

    well they are 7 or 8 seed cause the east got stronger too

  • Phillycheese

    Regular rotation will be Kemba, Batum, MKG, Zeller, Al, Lin, Hawes, Lamb, Kaminsky. Tyler and Marvin will fight Kaminsky and Hawes for the last two spots.

  • real-dsb

    @maknusia you might as well wait for this article and use it for your thread! =)

  • real-dsb

    Thank you! I love Sports Pickle! It is a satirical sports column, like The Onion, but only about sports. They are hilarious!

  • real-dsb

    Thanks 1mtoldman for identifying the source! BTW, it’s satire. Excerpts:

    Many Americans and casual sports fans have no idea that a team called the Charlotte Hornets exists again.

    “We drafted Frank Kaminsky. You know, the awkward white guy who has been playing for Wisconsin? Yeah, he’s on our team now!” said Cho. “He’s no Lin or Hansbrough, but some people could definitely recognize him.”

    “[Jordan] doesn’t really pay attention to the current NBA that closely due to his golf and gambling commitments, so he’s been a great sounding board for us as far as knowing who is a worthwhile name — and he said he had definitely heard of Lin and Hansbrough.”

    https://medium.com/sportspickle/charlotte-hornets-sign-lin-hansbrough-in-continuing-effort-to-build-roster-of-guys-you-ve-heard-of-877386c51d9

  • Phillycheese

    Anyone wacking Lin across the head will have PsychoT to answer to. I hope he’s not a fake tough guy.

  • fire9flyer

    watched Psycho T youtube videos, he does not come across as a dirty player.

  • real-dsb

    right, he’s plays hard, but he’s not dirty

  • Joe what do you know

    Somehow my impression of Hansborough reminds me of the Slam Dunk character Hanamichi Sakuragi…

  • steven ko

    Here’s a video to kill some time if you haven’t seen it already:

  • 1mtoldman

    i agree. for now.

    but there are a lot of different opinions (for some inlcuding possible pt minutes check out realgm charlotte depth chart and lin threads.

    and of course by mid seasons its always all changed from any pre season speculations due to injuries, trades, unexpected performances for better or worse or things that just didn’t work.

    remember only returning rotation players in this scenario would be al, zeller, kemba and mkg. have to integrate 5 new players plus possibly hansorough.

    (there was a good joke somewhere too about they should get tyler zeller then they have two tylers and two zellers).

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    we have a new Joe now?!!

    Welcome mate

  • Maknusia

    thanks for the headsup…let me know when its available….me no read twitter

  • Maknusia

    that would really be something!!!!!

  • Acbc

    Defence wins championships or did you forget already who won finals MVP last year.

  • Maknusia

    thanks…just wow for a 7 footer…who knows time to come PGs would be bigs?

  • Maknusia
  • Maknusia

    OK make sense….

    My first instinct after watching the video, did he play soccer?!!! And true enough, he did!!! Soccer basically gives one the leg agility and quick thinking as well.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Thon-Maker-20987

  • Maknusia

    yeah….cant wait to see his new HairLin

  • Acbc

    They have the capacity, the question is do they want to carry their own weight on defence or even share the limelight on offence?

    Mchale doesn’t have the ability to psychologically manage these huge egos. Howard, Harden and Lawson all want things their way and are used to getting it. Morey is dreaming if he thinks that by just throwing talent together, things will sort of work out. It took a genius like Phil Jackson to make Kobe play team ball. No way Mchale is able to do that.

    It’s going to be a soap opera by all star break next season.

  • Maknusia

    “Chemistry is only for people who don’t know how to play!” ->> Then its physics and biology!!!

    Sorry couldnt resist 🙂

  • grover chang

    Lin said Jordan was his favorite.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t wait to see all Rox, Lakers and other dramas:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Watched it n times:-)

  • Joe what do you know

    Hmmm I’m not exactly new. Been in this forum since Lin’s Houston days. Just not that active during off seasons.

  • Phillycheese

    Looks like the HK Airport.

  • Phillycheese

    Harden and Lawson couldn’t even defend a chair.

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Much better would be “Jeremy Lin: Some steps closer to his first championship ring?”

    (I know, I know..)

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    Opponents mistakenly assume that because Psycho T is big and white, he’s slow and soft and can’t jump.

    But when they into that Charles Barkley level strength and explosiveness, then they get mad because they think Psycho T’s pulling a fast one on them.

  • KHuang

    He’s not a fake tough guy.

    Hansbrough is the NBA’s toughest enforcer.

  • KHuang

    Then they’ll get STRIPPED and STOPPED like seven footers playing SF.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyler Hansbrough is only 6’9″ and about 245 lb. He is definitely not like Perkins. He plays clean basketball but there are so many players who has tried to challenge his reputation by dirty plays. I’m infuriated.
    One thing that I admire Jeremy most is he keeps his cool and stays playing basketball rather than martial art on court. There are so many bigs who just forget they are playing basketball rather than wrestling.

  • spiderman

    lol pulling a fast one…
    Looked at his youtube clips from pacers and raptors last night. Really like his effective aggressiveness — rebounding, setting picks, boxing out. Also impressed with his range and free-throws (he can shoot). He is Barkley-esque. Was obviously well-coached in college.
    Look forward to seeing him with Lin

  • KHuang

    There used to be old clips of Tyler Hansbrough beasting with Indiana.

    In those clips, Hansbrough didn’t just do the wonderful stuff you mentioned.

    Hansbrough also put the ball on the floor, made intelligent passing decisions, shot the ball from the perimeter off pick and rolls, and played bonecrushing fleet footed defense.

    When Hansbrough was allowed to play in Indiana, he performed like the NBA’s best power forward against the NBA’s best power forwards.

  • KHuang

    Tyler Hansbrough is meaner, tougher, smarter, and flat out better than Kendrick Perkins.

    Unlike Perkins that can’t move guys around, Hansbrough can. And guys can’t really move Hansbrough around.

  • KHuang

    I’m completely unimpressed.

    Let’s see how this talented young player does once he gets into a real NCAA game and the hits start coming.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin has very bad shooting %.

  • TTNN

    why they don’t play him anymore? He had pretty good year in Indiana though. Also in those highlight, I saw a lot of dunks, put backs, and stuff. But in Raptors, he had only awkward lay ups, and no jump. I was wondering why. Did he got any injury in between?

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Linzen

    Guess who is one of the best 2015 FA best bargains:
    https://twitter.com/si_nba/status/624628469121568768
    Key message:
    “Lin’s averages with the Lakers
    a season ago may not look great, but he actually averaged more points,
    assists, rebounds and steals per 36 minutes compared to the 2013-14
    season he spent with the Rockets. Given that Cory Joseph netted a four-year, $30 million deal from the Raptors this summer, Lin’s contract is far below his market value. Perhaps this will make up for the botched Lance Stephenson signing from a year ago.”

  • real-dsb

    don’t worry, I’m sure blubell will have it posted within seconds =)

  • real-dsb

    I looked it up previously. Looks like Lin was #4 for freshman and senior year. #11 for soph and junior. Anyone know why he changed back and forth? As far as I could tell, there were no conflicts with teammates jersey numbers.

  • real-dsb

    Papa Lin would know. He seriously needs a twitter account so we can ask him inside info.

  • Rick Johnson

    I think it was the other way around, He was #4 in High School and #4 for his senior year. In this Uconn game in his senior year he was #4

    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2009/12/7/crimson-harvard-lin-uconn/

  • Rick Johnson

    Little do they know. Lets see what they say next year when he breaks out:

    Free Agent Quotient: 33.9 (40th among free agents)

    100 = Strong MVP candidate
    90 = Weak MVP candidate
    80 = Superstar
    70 = Bona fide All-Star
    60 = Borderline All-Star
    50 = Above-average starter40 = Solid starter
    30 = Valued rotation member
    20 = Decent role player
    10 = Bench player
    0 = D-League All-Starv

  • steven ko

    it was only for fun! JLin will do just fine this season. My goals for him are 47%FG and 39% 3-pts and 82% from FT line

  • Brent Yen

    To my understandings which KH would disagree. I think Tyler gets mental lapses more often than some other players.

  • Brent Yen

    But MAK is new here….jk

  • Grace Nsns
  • Brent Yen

    10th pick would be great…..just not sure if that has happened…what will lin looks like now..

  • Linzen

    I’d say 60-70. 🙂

  • Jedi

    Gimme 90. Cos he doesn’t hog the ball enough to win the MVP. LOL
    #Fandom.

  • Linzen

    He would be the starting PG for Indiana Pacers… NICE!

  • GoJLin!

    BrettS wrote those command 6 years agao “I’m a UConn fan who was at the game, and I can’t say enough about how impressed I was with Jeremy Lin. He’s just a brilliant player, in all phases of the game, and much more athletic than one would assume. I wonder if he’ll have a chance to play in the NBA (if that’s what he wants).” Wo! What a vision! Go JLin! Go!

  • KHuang

    That’s TOO LOW.

    Lin should’ve been #3 behind John Wall and Paul George.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is underrated so much now because he has been coached by old school cats for 3 straight consecutive years and they are determined to bury modern basketball and go back to iso plays, post ups and long 2s.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is the most creative idea here. Go for it. Insider knows best! LOLOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Hornets is a much younger team and their strategy is just like their last signing, energy and toughness.

  • Dorothy

    Any bball savvy person mind commenting?
    Lakers Envision D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Backcourt For 10-12 Years
    http://www.lakersnation.com/lakers-envision-dangelo-russell-jordan-clarkson-backcourt-for-10-12-years/2015/07/24/

  • Jedi

    Totally. And we’re so scarred now that we don’t dare to hope too much, even though most of us here believe he’s all star caliber at the very least.

  • Phillycheese

    Even with hindsight I would have picked Boogie, Heyward, Favors and Monroe over Lin. Wall and George are no brainers as they are great players now. So I have Lin at 7.

  • Phillycheese

    Good luck with that Lakers. I still think they should have taken Okafor.

  • Rzo Vlade

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/josh-smith-says-it-will-be–harder–to-work-on-his–6-9-m-salary–and-he-s-kind-of-right-162554787.html

    Josh Smith says it will be ‘harder’ to work on his $6.9 M salary, and he’s kind of right

    “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family,” he said. “So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it, you know.”

    POOR GUY…….ANY WAY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD CAN HELP HIM FOR HIS PROBLEM

  • Maine Lobster

    In reality and your opinion, John Wall is better than Lin?

  • KHuang

    The reason Indiana didn’t play Hansbrough anymore was because they replaced him with the soft perimeter shooting old David West.

    On the Raptors, Hansbrough is usually barred from touching the ball.

  • KHuang

    I’d definitely disagree.

    Hansbrough is like a Lin in that he doesn’t take plays off.

  • Chopz

    Thats 2 of my favorite jersey numbers from the pistons during the bad boys era. Joe dumars was #4 and isiah thomas was #11.

  • Chopz

    That steven adams guy from okc is dirty, don’t like how he plays.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If you give John Wall one year of Byron Scott, he’s going to drop beyond 10th in the redraft. Give him 2 years of McHale with James HARDEN, he would go to 2nd round.

  • Joe what do you know

    So they plan to tank for another 10-12 years?

  • Yascar

    No comment. But I still find it amusing that NOW they’re saying Clarkson is an SG. He was their PG of the future when Lin was there. The bias is real.

  • Whitman Lam

    I still think the Lakers should have traded for Ty Lawson. Even a drunk Lawson is more entertaining to watch than Russell Clarkson backcourt.

  • KHuang

    Sure.

    It’s gonna be a SUPERBUST of epic proportions.

    Both players are selfish guys looking for their own shot and who lack fundamentals and even athleticism.

    These guys might get their points, but the losses will pile up.

  • KHuang

    No he’s not.

    It’s just that John Wall has been properly utilized and so has built up a good body of work.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! That’s the comments from Mitch but you just can’t trust what GM said… LOL! It’s weird, Kobe didn’t follow each one on tweet?

  • KHuang

    DeMarcus Cousins: a team CANCER and coach killer on a bad team. Lin’s whupped his Kings repeatedly.

    Gordon Hayward: a brick handed wildly overrated max contract player who cannot get wins for his Jazz team.

    Derrick Favors: an unathletic slow superbust who is co-starring with Hayward on that horrible Jazz team that Lin keeps skywalking over.

    Paul George: YES has had a good career, but also very injury prone. I did have him over Lin.

    John Wall: a fine player, but Lin’s been WHUPPING HIM BAD for the last four years. The only times Wall did well against Lin was once when Lin was sick with the flu and last season when Lin was injured.

  • KHuang

    We’re not scarred when it comes to correctly recognizing Lin as the best young guard in the game today.

    We are justifiably scarred when it comes to the guaranteed race based disrespect and mistreatment that Lin will never not have to battle throughout his long successful NBA career.

  • Grace Nsns

    This same guy told Lin “3 times is a charm” right? He’s going to come up something else to say next year I’m sure.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s a far better player than Dumars was – and I LOVED Joe Dumars.

    Isiah? Different story. Lin vs Isiah would be a bloodbath, though I still think Lin would abuse Isiah the way Michael Ray Richardson (the 80s Jeremy Lin) did.

  • KHuang

    Yes, they should have indeed taken Okafor.

    Heck, even Knicks #19 pick Jerian Grant would’ve been a better choice than #2 Russell.

    I predicted before Summer League that Jerian Grant was more NBA ready than Russell or any other rookie guard. Indeed, summer league has shown Grant to be much more NBA ready than Russell is.

  • Grace Nsns

    The backcourt of 2nd-coming-of-Jordan and Westbrook-to-be barely won one single game in SUMMER LEAGUE against an all-rookie team, 1 game out of 5, ^_^

  • KHuang

    Lakers had no assets for Denver.

  • KHuang

    Pacers President Larry Bird wouldn’t have Lin.

    He didn’t want Lin at all in 2010 and still doesn’t.

    Bird is a poor judge of NBA guard talent.

  • KHuang

    The Pistons are still paying this guy $15 million a year on top of that $6.9 million.

    What a loser he is to be talking about his family draining him of funds.

    If he goes bankrupt, I’ll have no sympathy and will laugh.

  • knibb

    Team Canada beat US today at the Pan Am men’s basketball semi-final game in Toronto. 111-108 in overtime.

    The only notable name on either team is Steve Nash. Canada’s general manager.

  • Dan Cohen

    ppl can live on 100k per year only.. and this guy has 100x that. how sad. someone should tweet him.

  • Dan Cohen

    drafted Lin as number 1? and you’re not saying this because you’re bias.. you are a lin fan too afterall.

  • Dan Cohen

    if he played like this in the nba, no teams will want him lol definition of a scrubo.

  • Jedi

    Obviously 10-12 lottery picks will rebuild the Lakers.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Phillycheese

    Latrell Spreewell

  • 1mtoldman

    ms. wong refers to this site as “an obscure website”.

  • 1mtoldman

    his 6.9 million salary includes the acutally 5.85 million the pistons are paying him. so a total of 6.9–1.5 from the clips, 5.85 from the pistons

  • 1mtoldman

    dont forget randle was there as well so thats 3/5ths of their projected regular season lineup (plus at least 3 or 4 more possible rotation players) against actually not even all rookie teams mostly never to be nba players trying to get someone to notice them plus maybe a couple rookies.

    incredible that they were pretty much a fail even against those poor opponents.

  • Phillycheese

    Cousins – despite all his headaches he is still a 20/10 machine every night in a league short of good bigs.
    Heyward – he’s the team’s number one option despite not really a max player (better version of Parsons). Smart player that fills up the scoresheet.
    Monroe – drafted by the wrong team, like Lin he needed a better fit.
    Favors – always thought he was a good big – bigs are valuable in the NBA since guards are a dime a dozen. Put Lin instead of Exum and Burke on Utah, and that team is borderline playoff contender in the West.
    Bledsoe – I forgot about him. Better athletically but has not shown he can carry a team to the payoffs.

  • Phillycheese

    Wall is a better PG than Kyrie right now.

  • Rick Johnson

    Chris SheridanVerified account
    ‏@sheridanhoops
    I’ve got the Hornets with the highest grade in the Southeast Division this summer. Why? Nic Batum, among others: http://www.sheridanhoops.com/2015/07/24/sheridan-midsummer-report-cards-for-all-30-nba-teams-southeast-division/ …
    https://twitter.com/sheridanhoops/status/624782065578430464

    “No-Brainer Executive of the Year Award for signing FAs Jeremy Lin, Tyler Hansbrough, Aaron Harrison (undrafted) and Spencer Hawes, trading for Jeremy Lamb and drafting Frank Kaminsky”

  • TTNN

    they can not even win Summer League, and now they want to win in NBA?

  • Guest

    And Now, Ms Wong is gonna try her best to makes it one of the most prominent website, so everybody can see the poll!

  • Guest

    Haha. I voted for her. Didn’t know she won though.

  • TTNN

    haha, this one

  • Briiick

    Agreed 100%. Lin should have been the No.1 pick.

  • Briiick

    Well said.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, you just can’t trust what GM told you bc I always remember what Morey told SAS in national TV that “We are very please w what we had …” then next day he traded 3 players out of Rox-to King & Sun?! smh!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    not if Byron Scott is the head coach and Kobe still sticks around.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He also told Jeremy that he’s overdressed.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    John Wall works for the same team since drafted but Jeremy has worked for at least 5 coaches in as many years; most of them are old school cats who don’t understand modern basketball.

    Jeremy has moved to GSW to Houston to NYKnicks to Rockets to Lakers and now to Hornets. Until GSW won the championship, those old school cats were still telling the world that 3 point shots don’t win a championship despite the Spurs showed the world otherwise. They are still having their players taking long 2s.

    The best of all is from Byron Scott that PnR encourages standing around. Then after the season, he uses the second pick to draft a PnR PG called D’Angleo Russell.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He has led the Pacers in disasters and more to come.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I feel a little funny when I see the age breakdown of Hornet players

    30 or over
    Al Jefferson 30

    Between 26-29
    Jeremy Lin 26, Nicolas Batum 26, Spencer Hawes 27, Marvin Williams 29, Tyler Hansbrough 29,
    (Brian Roberts 29)

    Between 21-25
    Kemba Walker 25, Jeremy Lamb 23, MKG 21, Cody Zeller 22, Frank Kaminsky III 22,
    (Troy Daniels 24, Hairston 22, A Harrison 20)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin will take Hornets to playoff if Coach Clifford let him play 30 minutes per game even starting from the bench.

    The Hornets bench can beat Lakers starting 5 any day. I’m sure of this!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m sure that Hornets bench can beat Lakers starting five any day!

  • Jedi

    I couldn’t have you the only one liking your own post.
    #Fandom

  • LW

    That wasn’t Kristina Wong!

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • 1mtoldman

    sheridan hoops is an excellent source for raw data. opinion columns are another matter.

    fwiw sheridan did not have lin in his top 50 free agents. some he did have: delladenova, pbev, jhill, jae crowder, bellinelli, dunleavy, and javell mcgee. (just to give you some comparison).

    he tends to play all sides of the equation: for example @ one point he disparages barangani as someone who everyone knew was never an nba player, at another he applauds the nets picking him up as a good move.

    haven’t read enuf of his acutal columns to form a general opinion. just saying….

    tho here he seems excited about lin and other free agent signings, prior to free agency he didn’t consider lin or any other free agents signed as being as valuable as (for exmaple) the names listed above.

    (his main excitement about the hornets seems to be his beleif that batum is still a great catch despite his dismal performance last season, one of the most underperforming players in the nba last year as per pre season expectations, of course injury a factor).

    most charlotte fans/forecastors seems to share that enthusiasm as well for batum rebounding.

    dae know if batum played the 2 last year or previously in his career that the hornets fo and coaching staff have stated they intend to move him to from what has been his primary 3 position afaik

  • 1mtoldman

    well actually there are (were) several “notable name”(s) on canada’s team instrumental in the victory: anthony bennet who happens to have been a #1 lottery pick just a couple years ago, andrew nicholson another nba player and jamal murray expecting to be a lottery pick next year.

    it is true no body of any consequence shows up for the u.s. team.

  • leeda harun

    good to know that every family member involved in the decision making:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    ppl (that would be half the people in the world) “can live” on 2 dollars a day or less.

    80% live on only 10 times that.

    and then of course theres the 35 to 50 thousand a year who starve to death.

    i personally have managed to live several decades “on” never more than 30 thousand a year and i basically consider myself a highly privileged individual.

    its not surprising that a professional athelte would find it hard to live on (actually a total of) 6.9 million a year–its stranger to me that a poster on this board believes that “ppl can (and presumably then otherwsie can’t) live on 100k per year only.”

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    That’s always what I believe. JLin wouldn’t make any decision without the involvement of his whole family and team. That’s why I always believe the decision that he and his decision are based on the best under the circumstances. This is just the confirmation for what I believe.

  • Michael

    They were joking on the radio that if anyone saw Ms. Smith in line collecting their food stamps to be nice and help her out. Sure hope he meant it was hard being away from his family though.

  • rookie75094

    10-12 years of he ll… I like it.

  • Maine Lobster

    a chance to win a Jeremy Lin signed basketball!

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/624951971716460544

  • KHuang

    Any journalist excited about signing Aaron Harrison immediately loses credibility in my mind, and it doesn’t matter how high the journalist is on Lin.

  • KHuang

    Andrew Nicholson is a STUD.

    I’ve been writing since 2012 that he’s one of the NBA’s best kept secrets.

  • 7iger

    My JLIN family I need your help to sign this petition. This racist lady just call my Hmong people child rapists and illegal immigrants without knowing the reason why we are here in the US. Not sure if anything will happen to her but I just need the number and your support. Doesn’t matter what race you are we all should fight against bigots and injustice.

    Thanks, 7iger.

    https://www.change.org/p/anne-coulter-you-bigot-apologize-to-the-hmong-people-on-fox-news-recognize-our-sacrifice-for-the-u-s?recruiter=349971436&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petitiom

  • KHuang

    Cousins: Stats don’t mean squat if he keeps ejecting players and coaches while LOSING

    Hayward and Favors: LOSING

    Monroe: LOSING

    Bledsoe: NOT athletically better than Lin. Bledsoe can’t stay healthy, hasn’t done as much as Lin has in the NBA, and gets his butt kicked by Lin in head to head matchups.

  • gum

    My husband and I entered a very fancy watch store in Lucerne, Switzerland today to get a new battery installed for his 30 year old Seiko watch. Although it was unsuccessful, it was super to see the Tag Heure commercial showing Jeremy Lin!

  • KHuang

    The other guys didn’t do the historic start like Lin did despite being given every opportunity.

    Lin had a brief window of two months to be properly utilized. In that time span, Lin played BETTER than any player since the ABA NBA merger.

    The few times Lin has been properly allowed to play minutes and handle the ball minimally, it’s been All Star level play.

    None of the other guys in the draft do these things.

  • KHuang

    Hornets bench as presently constituted can beat ANY starting 5 in the NBA on any given day, including NBA champion Warriors and NBA Finalist Cleveland!

  • Brent Yen

    Oh wow, NPNT!

  • Maine Lobster

    AGREED! AGREED! KHuang.

  • gum

    Hi Brent, unfortunately I can not decipher what NPNT is….Help, help!

  • real-dsb

    Me neither

  • Maine Lobster

    Just did.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just signed this petition.

  • ahome

    not sure either but my guess is it means “no picture not true”

  • real-dsb

    I’m not high on Aaron Harrison either, but after a year or two in D-League, we’ll see.

  • wu kong

    she’s a known i d iot that feeds off the stupidity and fears of others. I wish she would go away. 🙁 signed.

  • real-dsb

    Why?

  • gum

    If your deciphering is accurate, it is quite humorous! My Samsung Galaxy S5 failed me a big time……

  • Guest

    No pic no talk.

  • Guest

    What an ignorant, does not make sense at all as I listen to the first few sentences of her. She does not looks and sound convincing as she spoke and I’m sure herself feels it too.

  • KHuang

    Chill out, it ain’t as big a deal as you’re artificially making it out to be.

    The Hornets bench could also LOSE to any 5 in the NBA on any given day.

    At least it’s not going to be like Philly or LA or even this team’s Charlotte starters where the starting 5 has absolute no chance of beating any good team’s starting lineup.

  • KHuang

    I wouldn’t help her out.

    I’d be like “Damn you, how dare you steal food stamps from the poor!”

  • KHuang

    That backcourt is not good enough to win in the D League, let alone the NBA.

  • KHuang

    Batum has never played the 2 in his career.

    He lacks the ballhandling, the cutting, and the creative skills required from a 2 guard.

  • gum

    If you are right, I have a few second video to be genuine. Actually, I have a few second fuzzy looking video of that commercial but not being tech savvy I don’t know how to transfer from my mobile phone to this site!!

  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    another reason to miss sophie p./ to translate all that stuff for me.

  • 1mtoldman

    thats what i thought. thats why i didn’t get it why they jumped right out at the front said hes’ going to be the 2.

    made no sense.

  • spiderman

    I’m sure it’s been posted before. Great court-side view

  • Rick Johnson

    I’m sure they wish they stayed around another 4 days to see Linsanity break out in the NYK vs Nets game.

  • Rick Johnson

    After his breakout keeping Lin for $10 m / yr would be a bargain:

    aseline Buzz‏@BaselineBuzz
    If this #Hornets team reaches its potential, they’ll keep the core together. Breakdown of how salaries could look:
    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/625017895228207105

  • Keith

    Signed.

  • Keith

    Don’t get her sense of humor. I will be freaked out if i was Jeremy Lin.

  • Keith

    Lin’s little brother is gonna play oversea.

    https://instagram.com/p/5koX6WOP2N/

  • Brent Yen

    Either no picture no truth, or no picture no talk….lol essentially the same…

  • Brent Yen

    Either no picture no truth, or no picture no talk….lol essentially the same……

  • Brent Yen

    Signed…I do not see any intelligence within that video…

  • Brent Yen

    That is probably ALL the journalists you are talking about…lol

  • BobbyH

    Whatever perspective involved in promoting racism is not derived from intelligence. Most likely from ignorance, not-found arrogance or self-interest, especially in politics.

  • Brent Yen

    I wonder if fans will be “OK” with 10 mil/yr given Lin break out again.

  • guest

    Have been supportive of Lin’s agent all these while but if 10mil per is gonna be Lin’s contract value after his breakout season and with the huge jump in the salary cap, I’d fire his agent!

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….IDK….I think his agent might fire himself……JK….

  • Alain Gervais

    the salary part will be worked out later. if lin plays like last year he will get that. if he plays like we know he can watch out. main part is lin is listed as the core. how nice they look at lin with importance

  • Linzen

    Where is baby Lin going to play? I may follow that team now. LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    i will say if lin plays really well if i was him id stay in charlotte. to fin a place that fit you style wise with a coach who trust you is hard. id guess 12-15 million.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin called core player by the media what a shift from the last 3 years

  • Dorothy

    Thanks to MM, BS and KB

    I do not know how they can sleep at night.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea… well it is what it is

  • Joe what do you know

    Heard from the news that there were talks about baby Lin playing for Taiwan Beer team in SBL, Taiwan. TBC though

  • Yascar

    I’d say the same. Some of that 20mil hat’s supposedly for Batum and Jefferson will go to him.

  • Whitman Lam

    Kemba Walker is already being paid 12 mill per year for below average production.

  • zxcvb

    Bad, impulsive move by MJ. Kemba got that extension after a game in which he hit a game-tier in regulation followed by a winner in OT. Forget that he shot only 9-26 that game and stunk the year before!

    Thankfully, Clifford and Cho seem to be calling the shots now. After the Hornets missed the playoffs by a lot last year, I think MJ is finally learning his lesson. The game has changed and Charlotte needs unselfish team players like Lin and Batum and stretch bigs like Hawes and Kaminsky.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin said in Taiwan. Don’t know which one?

  • Joe what do you know

    Really wished Lin would’ve signed with Omega wearing the speedmaster pro instead… That’ll give me a perfect excuse to get another nice watch I want while showings support

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They get drunk with their past.

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    I think a lot of that comes from Steve Clifford. Unlike McHale and Scott, he spent the vast majority of Lin’s press conference talking about Lin’s fit in their system and how Lin was crucial to their changing system.

    Clifford went surprisingly in-depth on why they wanted Lin (e.g. using his attacking PnR skills to create space for shooters) and how they plan to use him in their new offense (at PG as well as SG, lots of small ball). It’s clear that they want him for the long haul.

    Also, while Lin will almost certainly begin as the 6th man, I find it telling that Clifford did not once define his role as a “backing up” or “providing depth behind” Kemba. He’s not putting any artificial caps on Lin’s role on the team.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Don’t count the chickens before the egg is hatched.

  • 7iger

    Thank you all for the help, I am proud to be part of this JLIN family. Even though we have never met but you all mean a lot to me. I can always count on you. All and true JLIN fans are the best and most intelligence. I can never repay you all but take me as your family and we will follow JLIN thru thick and thin. Show the world the power of JLIN and the power of one, love and justice. Even though JLIN is younger than me but I learned a lot from him and by following him and learned a lot from you all. I am truthfully proud to be part of this family, love you all.

  • Dorothy

    signed.

  • Rocky

    Thanks to pass this petition. Just signed with some critical comments. She is a racial extremist to me.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Glad that you are part of JLin global family. Thanks for sharing your passion people. Did learn a bit about Hmong people few years ago.

  • TTNN

    20M per for AI for another three years? Come on….

  • Steppen03

    I’m so happy for Lin. This IS true happyness. He’s not getting paid the Big bucks but he’s getting the recognition and respects he deserved. I really like how coach Cliff have presented himself – seems like a really down-to-earth, smart man. Like all my friends here, I’m so pumped up right now – it’s unbelievable. I hope, I wish that the Hornets will grab the 5th or 6th seed. It’s really going to be a collective efforts. The Raptors and Wizards were good last season – but I think this Lin-led Hornets will be better than them.

  • TTNN

    His agent should have done that after Lin went to Rockets already. Lin should never went to Rockets even NYK did not get him an offer. He should look for other offers….

  • JoeTeam

    I am already at 10 chickens …

  • grover chang

    I like how Clifford sounds like a serious basketball mind. Mchale sounded uncreative and Scott just sounded stupid. Woodson sounded okay but he still ran MDA offense when Lin was there.

  • grover chang

    thanks. Great video. Feels like I’m right their on floor level. The two Lin fans sound just like us.LOL

  • gum

    Thanks, Brent….Very cute abbreviated version!

  • real-dsb

    not unless Lin gets max salary

  • real-dsb

    maybe impulsive move by MJ will get Lin max contract next year =)

  • real-dsb

    Colin Cowherd pulled off ESPN after his blatantly racist on-air statements:

    “It’s too complex? I’ve never bought into that ‘baseball is too complex.’ Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities. A lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have. Baseball is like any sport. It’s mostly instincts.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2015/07/24/espns-colin-cowherd-blasted-for-remarks-about-dominican-players/

  • Infini

    Seriously, first he wasn’t even college material. Then he wasn’t even D-League material. After that, he wasn’t bench material. Sooner or later they will say he’s an elite starter.

  • Infini

    Can’t really blame BS, as he was just an employee told to tank. I actually find it telling that he knew Lin was so good that he had to actively bench him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I believe Byron Scott will soon throw D’Angelo Russell under the bus after a few losing games but Russell will not take it as calmly as Jeremy Lin. The second pick might even demand to be traded.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Serve him right!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I guess there isn’t any NBA coach worse than Byron Scott and Jeremy is safe from now on.

  • real-dsb

    Doubtful. Just be glad if they say he’s starter material at all.

  • Maknusia

    Signed…She was a little cocky and not letting the immigration officer to reply to her claims…and while he was giving his point, she rudely had to cut in?!!! sigh….some people!….

  • Maknusia

    nicely said! 🙂 My State person!

  • Maknusia

    Many seems to have high hopes on AI…this season would tell…lets see

  • Maknusia

    Keep the training going…..In Lin we Trust! 🙂

  • real-dsb

    who was the 2nd guy? (not Joseph or Jeremy)

  • FreeJLin

    How so? What happened?

  • zxcvb

    Actually, I don’t think what he’s saying is racist at all. Nowhere does Cowherd say that Dominicans lack the natural intelligence of other peoples (*that* would be racism).

    Instead, he’s talking about the effects of poverty and a weaker educational system — “A lot of those kids come from rough backgrounds and have not had opportunities academically that other kids from other countries have.” He’s saying that the DR isn’t known for good academics but they still rock at baseball, which is often considered the most intellectual sport.

    I sincerely WISH that Lin and Asians were treated with this same “racist” attitude. I wish people would say something like: “A lot of Asian kids come from strict backgrounds and have not had opportunities athletically that other kids from other cultures have.” That would be honest and true! Instead, Lin has to tolerate blatant racism from many people who think Asians are inherently unathletic.

  • Yascar

    Josh Fan, his trainer

  • 1mtoldman

    while i dont agree with a portion of your agrgument it is a very well presented one and an interesting parallel construction.

    thumbs up.

  • 1mtoldman

    where was that?

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah that would be a huge step that realistically (not in terms of capacity but in terms of preception general) is no where near at this point.

    is still at: not a starter but a solid contributing rotation player.

  • 1mtoldman

    i thought it was mchale that sounded stupid; scott didnt sound stupid he just acted stupid (well i still think he didn’t act stupid he did exactly what he was there to do: tank).

    whether he was in on the fact that he was supposed to tank…not sure.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think that way a lot too but hard to find support for that theory.

    scott was either a bad coach or a great tank commander.

    and really the difference is only a question of whether scott was in on the deal or just being used.

    either way he has a great future in the nba as increasingly pretty much half the teams at least by mid season are in full tank mode.

  • 1mtoldman

    i wonder how he would feel knowing he’s referred to as “baby lin”.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah not many hornet fans think thats happening and even fewer want it to.

  • 1mtoldman

    not that many.

  • 1mtoldman

    more like declining efficency and availability.

  • 1mtoldman

    a more under the radar place where hype plus or minus not so much a distraction.

  • 1mtoldman

    10 million is kind of the bottom line now for a utility player in the nba just as it has been for years in mlb.

    by utility player i mean anyone of any use to the team.

  • 1mtoldman

    i think they’re counting the chickens before the chicken hatching the egg is born.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, he’s BS picked for #2 draft so I don’t think Russell will be the one who takes all the blame. Young will.

  • guest

    That AC Chin’s article? It isn’t the mainstream media, so we might have to tamper our expectations.

  • Yellow

    that swag… *.*

  • Yellow

    Most likely this article has been posted and discussed at length here, but I inclined to disagree with the author to a certain extent.
    I would put both Jeremy and Batum the most important additions reason being Batum can’t shine without an elite playmaker in Jeremy. Batum didn’t shine brightly as he should have been on the Balzers as Lillard is a lesser playmaker than Jeremy.

    OTHH, I love that the auditor knows Jeremy’s strengths. A well thought and written article.

    “10 questions on Hornets’ roster remake, including most important addition”
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article28668979.html

  • Infini

    That’s a very good point.

    The reason I think BS must have been in on it, is because he would always bench Jeremy and Ed when they did too well. And only start them against a few teams that he really, really hated.

    Hah, and yes, he has a very good career has a tank commander.

  • 7iger

    Thank you

  • 7iger

    Thank you.

  • 7iger

    Thank you

  • 7iger

    Thanks

  • 7iger

    Thank you

  • 7iger

    Thanks

  • 7iger

    Thank you

  • 7iger

    Thanks

  • 7iger

    Thank you

  • Whitman Lam

    NBA Basketball promotes Darwinism and racism.

  • KL

    I read the article comparing Jeremy and Kemba based on their stats. Upon reflection I was really amazed at Jeremy has achived statistically.

    In 2011-2012 the one season when Jeremy had a supportive coach, his stats were dragged down by the pre-Linsanity games where he had very little playing time. Then there was the Woodson period where his stats also took a dip.

    In Houston he managed to drag his stats up by many great performances, usually when Harden was out. Same with LA, Jeremy had stretches of brilliance when he was ahead of Scott’s tanking plans.

    With a supportive coach and enough playing time Jeremy could achieve something scary good this upcoming season.

  • JFirst

    Cowherd saidy: “I’ve never bought into that ‘baseball is too complex'” — meaning he does not believe baseball is a complex sport (unlike what many people think) — and then cites Dominicans as examples to shore up his argument that you don’t need to be capable of complex thinking to be able to play the sport. If that’s not being racist, I don’t know what is.

  • steven ko

    I like D’Angelo. I really do.

  • Dan Cohen

    no.. I meant..ppl can live on ‘only’ 100k per year.. only being relative to millions,
    I know some relative who live on 10k per year in chinatown in nyc.. YEs you read that right, 10k in NYC, one of the most expensive place in the US. But I’m using 100k because that’s the average in NYC ppl make….at least the ones I know of.

  • Rick Johnson

    Once Kobe is gone (real possibility considering he hasn’t finished any of his last 3 seasons) there won’t be any reason to cover up for BScott anymore. Will then hopefully be fired.

  • zxcvb

    Nowhere does he mention race. Dominican is not a race. Hispanic or Latino is a race.

    Dominican is a nationality and he’s talking about the school system in the country, which is indeed recognized as being very poor. http://dominicandream.org/about/facts

    Racism would be saying: “Latinos aren’t as intelligent as other races.” Racism is not: “Some countries have greater poverty and less education than others,” which is what Cowherd said.

  • zxcvb

    Ha, thanks. For the record, I’m as flaming liberal progressive pro-feminist-LGBT-minority as it gets. I just think false accusations of racism and prejudice take away from very real instances that get overlooked every day.

  • Alain Gervais

    latin is not a race its a language

  • blubell
  • Yascar

    Check out the comments. Jeremy responds to a Charlotte fan about his training.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    see lins still sporting the naruto look

  • KHuang

    You’d get VICIOUSLY FLAMED BY HATERS for writing this fair and accurate post on the other forum.

  • KHuang

    Batum won’t look good unless Lin’s out there with him.

    The Charlotte Hornets think that Batum is going to come in and be a more talented SG than Lance Stephenson. While Batum is indeed extremely talented as a SF, he’s no SG because he lacks the off the ball cutting skills and the on the ball dribbling skills to play the position effectively.

    I expect the Charlotte Hornets starting lineup with Batum and without Lin to falter so badly, it’ll put Cho and Clifford’s jobs in jeopardy.

  • 1mtoldman

    based on a chart of charlotte salary forward this seems like a “test” year for the hornets.

    they only have 2 players with any significant guaranteed contracts for next year and the total $ amount of those is under 20 with cap expected to be somewhere between 90-100.

    they could blow the team up entirely before next year including trading both jefferson (not signed) and walker (signed).

    i would see it as a good opporutnity for players to prove themselves and see who management wants to keep; also possibly a test year for the coach clifford.

    he is the 5th head coach for the team since 2007. were he to remain coach in 2016 he would have lasted longer than any of his 4 predecessors.

    the pre 2004 history of the hornets is too complicated for me to care to comprehend but starting with 2004 edition of this charlotte team only bernie bickerstaff managed to make it that far.

  • TTNN

    already in CHA’s gears, that’s a change…

  • Michael

    He could have worded it better, but I think it’s a slight overreaction = =

  • Michael

    I am sure that rob wants to be the one to help Lin try it on ^^

  • JoeTeam

    Lins team pretty smart .. u2

  • blubell
  • TTNN

    hay, any insight on why Lance did not work out in CHA? What’s the problem?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Those haters add the word Truth to their name. They only preach fallacy and misunderstanding.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They don’t need to wait till the regular season to find out. Jeremy and the 2nd unit will torch the first team enough for Coach Clifford to make adjustments.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Byron Scott has already reminded people that Russell is not Magic Johnson; there is no point to bring this up except to lower the expectation.
    BS wouldn’t be able to provide support to the PnR PG in college.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Label is libel.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • kittyhead

    WOW this interview revealed a lot of stuff. Lin is so frankly honest about many things!

  • Dorothy

    Wow, thanks. very telling

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    The reason Lance Stephenson didn’t work out in Charlotte was because he was the FALL GUY for the failures of Kemba Walker and MKG.

    Kemba Walker is a slow unathletic point guard who cannot beat opponents off the dribble and cannot shoot over people. He can be easily single covered and doesn’t shoot well enough to punish opponents for abandoning him defensively to play the passing and driving lanes.

    MKG, the small forward, cannot shoot jump shots any better than Walker can. So he’s another starter who doesn’t need to be guarded.

    So with two perimeter players out of commission, it fell on Lance Stephenson as the sole guy who could dribble penetrate and draw defenses out of the passing lanes. But Stephenson is not elite athletically and doesn’t command a true double team. So Stephenson and his equally limited backup Gerald Henderson struggled to make perimeter plays on a team that was counting on them.

    If Kemba Walker and MKG could shoot and pass like Lin, Stephenson and Henderson would be solid unspectacular double digit scoring 2 guards in the Wesley Matthews or Aaron Afflalo mold.

  • KHuang

    Why?

    I see nothing of interest in this rookie’s game.

  • KHuang

    If Clifford doesn’t make the adjustments, the team will blow apart and he’ll be out the door.

  • KHuang

    The #2 overall pick has much more clout than Jeremy Lin will ever have.

    Byron Scott wouldn’t pull the same race based stunts on the rookie that he pulled with Lin, but the rookie won’t ever produce at a Lin level either. And that’s regardless of who’s coaching.

  • sport

    Naruto look with headband might be his new look for next season.

  • steven ko

    I was trying to quote ex-south side Crips gangsta turned NBA coach on what he said about Jeremy when he was traded to the fakers.

  • Phillycheese

    That is an interesting view. But Lance did well with George Hill, who is similar to Kemba. But at least he had a superstar George to draw attention. Atlanta had no superstars but their guys could shoot with Korver, Teague Nd even Milsap. Hornets needed to get shooters and that is why they made the moves they made.

  • james brown

    GOOGLE translation on JLin’s interview:

    RUTHERFORD: Why wear next season back on the 7th?

    “Lin: Last season I hope to wear on the 7th, but Xavier – Henry is on the
    7th, I had asked him if I could wear on the 7th, but he does not give
    me, so when I have a choice, I will wear No. 7 .

    RUTHERFORD: What special meaning? And fans to share.

    Lin:
    7 In the “Bible” is God’s “lucky number”, is God’s favorite numbers.
    For example, there are seven days one week, also said the successful 7.
    When I played summer league in Dallas, I did not ask any number and
    they gave me the 7th, when I secretly made up his mind, if I ever to get
    into the NBA, it certainly would have been wearing No. 7.”

  • Rick Johnson

    Please translate highlights.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Henry didn’t want to give Lin #7 last season? Lin said BS doesn’t like him….

  • Yascar

    I read the entire thing on Google translate which, by and large, was gibberish but I think it’s possible to get a pretty good context and understanding of the interview. Our Chinese-speaking friends can correct me but here’s what I got:

    – Like most of us here and the rest of the world, he seemed to believe he was indeed joining the Mavs. The DJ decision appears to have been in the mix in his own, but at some point he decided they weren’t very serious and really coveted another free agent. But Jeremy was the one they could afford and therefore the fallback if DJ had indeed joined. Then they signed Barea as well and I think that sealed his decision to join the Hornets.

    – He says (or it translates to) “Coach Clifford likes me.” They have talked for many hours, before and after the signing, and Coach really knows his game. He says he was one of two people they targetted (the other they didn’t get). Coach is going to visit him and watch his training in August.

    – Houston style of play actually suited him but they had Harden who had the ball most of the time.

    – I think he says the coach at Lakers “didn’t like me.” Not wishing to be controversial so Chinese speakers will have to verify that.

    – Clifford seems to be targeting playing much faster this year and how Jeremy and Kemba could play together. Basketball technicalities probably lost in translation.

    – He’s been in touch with Ed 3 or 4 times, texted with Ryan Kelly, JC, Nick Young and someone whose name translates to Thackeray. He has not spoken to Kobe though he said he will when he sees him again. Well, good for him.

    – Going to China in August then back again for the Global Games. Excited about that.

    My take and my opinion only – Jeremy is still the super honest guy we’ve always known. Even in Google translate it comes out that way. He wears his heart on his sleeve perhaps a bit much, but then he wouldn’t be Jeremy if he didn’t.

    That’s it me, for the super-amateur Google-translate-dependent commenter. Over and out.

  • blubell

  • signed ..this is unbelievable
    Her condescending tone & attitude is such a turn-off. Very rude
    The worse thing is she stooped that low to be a racist to generate controversy just to sell books.
    She accused governments of being greedy but she’s doing the very same thing that she accused them

    In the long term, she’ll do a lot of damages to her reputation & book sales by being proud to be a racist.

  • Good interview but I felt like the penguin is judging me the whole time :]

  • Rick Johnson
  • LW

    Good interview! Simple questions and straight, revealing answers. And for those who keeps blaming Lin and his team for not choosing a bigger contract to sign, the answer is just there really isn’t that many offers. And Mavs didn’t really want him as much as the Hornets.

  • Infini

    Thanks for the YouTube link, as the Sina one was lagging for me.

    One thing about the interview: they should have given him one of those portable mics because handing the big mic back and forth seems a bit unprofessional!

  • Keith

    oh no.

  • Keith

    That’s why I stop going there.

  • real-dsb

    translation or highlights please?

  • real-dsb

    purple shirt and yellow pants? really? =p

  • real-dsb

    nevermind, saw Yascar’s below

  • Infini

    To add, he said it more like a joke. I don’t think he really wanted the number from another player.

  • Infini

    Pretty much on point. Here’s a few extras I caught from his interview:

    – After the season ended, Coach Clifford really wanted 2 players, 1 was Jeremy, and he said he won’t say who the other was since they didn’t get him.

    – The coach really wanted Jeremy, and watched a ton of his film and knew how he played. They talked almost 5 times, each for at least an hour.

    – Asked if he was a becnh or starter, Jeremy diplomatically said that if he asked the coach, the coach would say he is a bench player… for now. But if he plays really well or the team needs him, then he will be a starter. And that he wants Jeremy to play with Kemba a lot.

    – The coach also said that when he was on other teams and he didn’t do so well, they would replace him with another player. But on the Hornets, it would be different. That he would “have a lot of room to play through mistakes.”

    – He will play the 1 and 2, depending on the situation. They will play fast and a lot of PNR. They got a lot of players that can shoot the 3 and so they need 2 really good PNR players, one is Kemba and the other is him.

    – They asked if he would feel bored going to a small city, and Jeremy said that he wouldn’t because he mostly likes to hang out at home and play video games! He also said Charlotte was a very cozy town so he feel very comfortable there. He would do some fishing and said they have this new culinary school where he wants to learn how to cook.

    – He said he has to start eating healthy and can’t eat too much fried, oily or sweet foods… um… isn’t Chipotle a bit fattening! Hah!

    – Asked if Jordan has a lot of input into the decision making process, Jeremy said that Jordan mainly trusts the coach and GM. But that once the season starts, for what he heard, Jordan will attend many of the practices and watch.

    – About coaches, he didn’t specifically say any coach didn’t like him. But rather that for him to play his best, he needs a coach that understands him and likes him. And from his talks with Coach Clifford, he feels like the coach does get him. So he’s hopeful.

    – He’s been practicing his floaters a lot.

    – He said he’s extremely excited to play in front of his fans in China, and he’s happy they will get to see him play in person. (The interviewer was commenting on how when he comes to China, he will be the most anticipated player out of all the players going!)

  • real-dsb

    Yes, your comment reminded me of an amazing post by @manuginobilin:
    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/jlinportal/g55_bos_lal_postgame_thread/#comment-1871169430

    Basically showing how incredible Lin’s metrics were over the past 3 years despite being totally misused. So if he actually had a coach that supported him and maximized his skills, he would have a very productive year.

    Hoping that Hornets and Clifford are the right match!

  • real-dsb

    I didn’t think Lin was joking. I think he seriously asked Xavier Henry about getting #7, Henry declined, and so Lin left it at that, didn’t try to negotiate a deal.

  • real-dsb

    Lin said, “What’s very important is that the coach should understand how to use me. I feel that Coach Clifford understands my playing style, I like to play at a fast pace with lots of pick and roll.” Which basically insinuates that McHale and Scott didn’t understand how to use him properly, which of course, we all knew.

    I think what is a very important note is that Lin said Clifford told him that he would allow him to play through mistakes. This is an incredible statement, because McHale and Scott and many other coaches in the league would not allow that, that’s why they ended up benching Lin. For Clifford to say that means that he truly understands Lin’s value, that he’ll make mistakes (turnovers) sometimes, but his net value is very positive.

    Lin also talked about Clifford talking about how he wanted both Kemba and Lin on the floor at the same time to have 2 PNR players. I guess that could be a good strategy so that if the opponent traps one guy, then they will have a 4-on-3 PNR with the other guy. Not sure how Kemba+Lin will work out on the defensive end though.

  • Infini

    I can’t believe how excited and nervous I am about this upcoming season.

  • real-dsb

    I was expecting a meatier article, but Bonnell was dealing with the death of his father the past week, so I’ll give him a pass.

  • real-dsb

    Okay, I will concede that it is not technically “racism” since Dominicans are not a race, they are a nationality. But Cowherd’s point was that baseball cannot be an intellectual sport because Dominicans excel at baseball. And that is an extremely offensive and inaccurate statement.

    There is a big difference between being educated and having intellectual capability. There are many people in the world that were not educated, but have great intellectual capability. And there are many people that have gone through rigorous education, but are actually quite dumb.

    I believe that successful baseball players are mostly very intelligent, even Dominicans who did not graduate from a rigorous education system. That’s why I feel Cowherd’s statement is totally false and offensive.

  • real-dsb

    Thanks, that what I guessed, but wasn’t sure.

    What is the story about how Josh Fan became Lin’s main trainer? Where did they meet? I thought Josh Fan was just his physical trainer, but it looks like he also does basketball training? What’s Josh Fan’s credentials in basketball?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW Just finished listening this interview. So much great info from this interview!

  • Yascar

    I’d be guessing like everyone else but he seems to be a physical trainer like you say, rather than a basketball one. I read an article that he follows Jeremy wherever and this is his profession, so he must be paid to look after Jeremy and help keep him in shape, but is evidently treated like one of the family. For good reason, Jeremy seems to really trust him.

    I am guessing that Jeremy’s shooting coach and basketball trainers probably work closely with Josh too and he reinforces the shooting drills and stuff when the others aren’t around but I thought that’s the extent of his involvement in the basketball side. Jeremy has hired other basketball trainers and goes back to Doc every summer, even if Josh is with him all the time.

    Just another note – I remember one of Jeremy’s interviews after he improved dramatically post All Star break last season. He said it was his trainer that studied all his TOs and they broke it down together. I always assumed that was Josh. So I guess he’s a friend, confidant, trainer and almost-brother. I think that’s probably the only reason we see them together all the time versus the possibility that he also trains Jeremy on the basketball side.

    But my guess is as good as yours to be honest.

  • K. P. Chan

    I followed Coulter on Twitter for years (but no longer now), not as an admirer, but to have a chance to refute her publicly, not that I ever expected her to read my tweets, much less care.

    At first I thought she just tapped into the paranoia and hate in the psyche of some Americans, because I knew that was her stock in trade. I thought her only goal was to stir up the crazies and to feed into the xenophobia that is so prevalent in America. I thought she just did this to perpetuate her notoriety for financial gains.

    Not any more. I am convinced now she has deep hatred and malice in her heart, for anyone who’s skin color is not her own. As a christian, I can’t say her soul has been corrupted beyond salvation. But I think in this case, it’s very close to that.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so at that time #7 is not good timing to use it again bc that jerseygate incident….

  • Phillycheese

    Thanks for the translation. Appreciate it.

  • kittyhead

    Try to translate the interview but it’s not finished though…

    7月27日美國洛杉磯訊(首席記者段冉/文)三年之前,在“林瘋狂”席捲世界之後,林書豪(微博)從火箭獲得了3年價值2500萬美元的合同,他的努力終於得到了回報。不過在過去三年,林書豪再也沒有找到“林瘋狂”時期的感覺,職業生涯似乎已經開始走下坡路了。他該怎麼辦?哪裡才是他的歸宿?他還能重返巔峰嗎?一連串的問題困擾著林書豪球迷。而在近日宣佈2年430萬美元加盟黃蜂之後,球迷們似乎看到了書豪從頭再來的決心,也看到了未來的希望。騰訊體育日前來到林書豪位於洛杉磯的公寓裡對他進行了獨家專訪,為您揭秘林書豪簽約背後的故事

    (Omitted)
    QQ Sports had an exclusive interview at Lin’s apartment in LA a couple of
    days ago, disclosing the story behind Lin’s signing with the Hornets.

    談簽約:黃蜂主帥打動書豪 曾認為將赴小牛

    On signing: The
    Hornets coach moved Lin Thought he would
    join the Mavs

    林書豪最難能可貴的品質就是真誠,在談到今夏自由市場的選擇時,林書豪承認並沒有太多球隊對自己感興趣,這和媒體曝光的有些差距。在對林書豪為數不多的潛在下家中,最讓球迷們感到興奮的其實並不是黃蜂,而是小牛,因為那裡有書豪的“好基友”錢德勒-帕森斯(微博),而且達拉斯也更接近于總冠軍,不過書豪承認小牛僅僅是對自己表達過興趣,但在德安德魯-喬丹反悔門的困擾下,小牛並沒有把太多精力放到自己身上。

    The most valuable
    character of Lin is sincerity. When referring to the options in the FA market
    this summer, Lin admitted there weren’t many teams having interest in him,
    which was a little different from what the media revealed. Among those limited possible teams, one team which
    made fans feel most excited about is not the Hornets but the Mavs because Lin’s
    “good pal”CP is there and they are closer to the championship. However Lin said the Mavs only showed
    interest and they didn’t put much energy in him while being bothered by DAJ’s reneging
    gate.

    騰訊體育:中國球迷現在非常關心的問題是,為什麼你在眾多球隊中選擇了黃蜂隊?

    QQ Sports: Now the
    question the fans in China concern about is why you choose the Hornets among
    those teams?

    林書豪:我覺得最重要的就是黃蜂主教練柯利弗德很喜歡我,他已經想過很久要怎麼用我,包括他新賽季的體系,他們會打得比較快,會打更多的擋拆,這就是最重要的原因,教練想要得到我,他很喜歡我。第二就是我真的沒有太多的選擇,我知道我的很多粉絲包括我自己都曾認為可能會去小牛,但最後的時候他們對我沒那麼多的興趣。其實我第一年在勇士時就和小西拉斯教練非常熟,他現在是黃蜂的助教,我也在做決定之前問了他很多不同問題。

    Lin: I think the most
    important thing is Coach Clifford likes me a lot. He has been thinking for a long time how he
    will use me, and their system in the new season is one reason included. They will play faster and more PNRs. The most important reason is the coach wants
    me and likes me. Second, I really don’t
    have too many options. I know many of
    many fans including me thought I would go to the Mavs but they did not have
    much interest in me at the end. Actually
    I was very familiar with Coach Silas in the 1st year of the Worriors
    and now he is the assistant coach on the Hornets. Before I made the decision, I asked him a lot
    of different questions.

    騰訊體育:小牛當時決定續約JJ-巴里亞,這是不是和你放棄小牛有很大關係?

    QQ Sports: The Mavs
    decided to re-sign JJ Barea at that time. Did that have a lot to do with your
    giving up the Mavs?

    林書豪:對,小牛也有機會簽我,對於我也不是從來沒有興趣,他們也有興趣,但當時我的事情和德安德魯-喬丹的事情趕到一起了,小牛的精力都在於DJ明年會選擇哪裡,因此他們對我表達出的興趣不如黃蜂,後續小牛也續約了JJ-巴里亞。

    Lin: Yes, the Mavs
    also had the chance to sign me. That was not to say they had no interest in me. They were interested too, but then my matter
    and DAJ’s clashed. They put all their
    energy in which team DAJ would choose for the next season. Thus they didn’t show as much interest as the
    Hornets in me and re-signed JJ Barea later.

    騰訊體育:黃蜂主帥柯利弗德有沒有講過什麼,讓你覺得黃蜂就是你的球隊,或者說你可以幫到黃蜂隊?

    QQ Sports: Did Coach
    Cliffoord ever say anything to let you feel the Hornets is your team or how you
    could help them?

    林書豪:第一就是柯利弗德教練非常懂籃球,他也很喜歡我的打法,在黃蜂上賽季征程結束之後,柯利弗德就已經告訴大家他要兩個球員,一個是我,另外一個我不能說,因為他們沒有拿到。他非常喜歡我,看了很多我的錄影片段,他很清楚我喜歡怎麼打,我和他在電話裡差不多談了兩三次,總共差不多兩三個小時,而在我加盟黃蜂的時候,我和他一起吃晚飯又談了兩個小時,所以總共已經談了5個小時,他八月的時候也會到加州看我的訓練,到時候我們還會一起吃飯談一談,他是真的很喜歡我,所以我很感謝,感覺這是一個很好的選擇。

    Lin: First, the
    coach knows basketball so well and he also likes the way I play. After the end
    of the last season, Clifford had already told everyone he wanted two players,
    one is I and I couldn’t tell you who the other one is because they didn’t get
    him. He likes me a lot and watched many
    clips of me. He knows how I like to play
    well. He and I talked for 2 or 3 times
    on the phone, about 2 or 3 hours totally.
    When I joined the Hornets, he and I had dinner together and we talked
    for 2 hours; so we’ve talked about 5 hours.
    He will come to CA to watch my training in August and then we will eat
    and talk again. He really likes me a lot
    so I appreciate it so much and I feel this is a great choice

    .

    談發展:黃蜂給我犯錯空間 期待獲喬丹指點

    On development: the
    Hornets will give me space to make mistakes
    Look forward to MJ’s advice

    過去兩個賽季林書豪打得比較鬱悶 ,其中一大原因在於主教練並不重用林書豪,尤其是上賽季在湖人隊時,在斯科特毫無原則的培養新秀喬丹-克拉克森時,林書豪即便打得很好,依舊無法獲得首發甚至穩定的出場時間,因此在成為自由球員選擇新東家時,林書豪最在意的並不是金錢,而是出場時間和戰術體系。不過林書豪表示黃蜂主帥還是會安排書豪先打替補,
    但同時強調會給林書豪犯錯空間。此外,林書豪表示非常期待老闆喬丹給予自己指點,並強調下賽季目標就殺入季後賽。

    For the past 2
    seasons, Lin played more gloomily. One
    big reason is the head coaches didn’t play Lin as an important role; especially
    last season on the Lakers, Scott would develop the rookie JC without any
    principles. Even Lin played very well but he still couldn’t start or even get
    stable playing time. Therefore, when he
    became a FA to choose the new team, he didn’t care about the money but the
    playing time and system. Lin said the
    coach still arranges him to play the backup first but stresses he will give Lin
    the space to make mistakes. Besides, Lin
    said he looks forward to the owner, MJ’s advice and stresses their goal for the
    new season is to enter the playoffs.

    騰訊體育:剛才你也說和柯利弗德談了很長時間,那麼在這麼長時間裡面,他有沒有談到你下賽季是打先發還是替補,因為肯巴-沃克現在是黃蜂的先發一號位,包括你是打一號位還是二號位,這些問題有沒有明確的肯定?

    QQ Sports: You also
    mentioned you had a long talk with Clifford.
    Did he talk with you about whether you will start or come off the bench
    because Kemba plays at the starting 1, and things like you will be at 1 or 2?
    Are there definite answers to those questions already?

    林書豪:他說現在我問他的話,那我就是替補球員,但他強調如果我打得很好,球隊需要我當一個先發球員時,他不會說你就是一個板凳球員(頗有諷刺湖人主帥斯科特的味道)。教練也說會讓我和肯巴一起打很長時間,哪怕我在夏洛特打得不好時,也會給我犯錯的空間。

    Lin: He said if I
    was asking him now, then I would come off the bench, But he emphasized if I play well and the team
    needs me to start, then he wont say you are a bench player (quite sarcastic on
    BS). The coach also said he will let me
    play with Kemba for a long time and even if I don’t play well in Charlotte, he
    will give me the space to make mistakes.

    騰訊體育:其實一號位和二號位你都可以打,和沃克一起時可能打無球的二號位,沃克休息時你可以打一號位。喜歡你的球迷都知道你善於和內線球員打擋拆,現在黃蜂也有很多可以打擋拆的大個子,這是不是對你的決定也有很多幫助?

    QQ Sports: In reality, you could play at 1 and 2. You
    could play at 2 off the ball with Kemba and play at 1 while Kemba sits. Fans all know you are good at playing pnr
    with the inside men. Now the Hornets
    have many big guys who could play pnr.
    Does this help you make the decision?

    林書豪:是這樣,當時教練說下賽季將打更多的擋拆,我就問他說你們去年並沒有打很多的擋拆,但他說你看看我們今年拿到那些球員,大部分球員他們都善於投射三分,所以當投籃很準時,就會有很多的空間,就會打更多的擋拆。黃蜂說他們需要兩個很會打擋拆的球員,現在已經有肯巴-沃克,另外我和沃克同時在場時也可以互相打擋拆。

    Lin: When the coach
    said we will play more pnr next season, I asked him they didn’t play much last
    season. But he told me to look at the
    players they acquire this year, most of them are good at shooting 3s. When the shooting is great, that will create
    a lot of space to lead more pnr. The
    Hornets said they need 2 players who are great at pnr, one is Kemba and I could
    play pnr with him when we are on court together.

    騰訊體育:我們都知道黃蜂老闆是邁克爾-喬丹,一個可能是世界上最好的籃球運動員,在這次簽約過程中,喬丹是不是起到了什麼作用?還是說把權利下放到了柯利弗德這邊?

    QQ Sports: We know the Hornets’ owner MJ is possibly the
    best basketball player in the world Did
    he have any effect in the process of signing?
    Or he privileged Clifford all the power?

    林書豪:大部分是給柯利弗德,包括黃蜂總經理和副總經理都通過電話談過,我問了很多問題,但大部分時間不是和邁克爾-喬丹對話。

    Lin: Most time it’s Clifford, the GM and assistant
    GM included, they talked with me on the phone.
    I asked many questions but for most time I didn’t talk to MJ.

    騰訊體育:為世界上最好的球員打球,對於你而言有沒有什麼特殊的感覺?我們都知道他經常會去黃蜂隊,在訓練中常會指點球員,你有沒有可能從他這裡學到點什麼技巧?

    QQ Sports: Do you have any special feeling about playing
    for the best player in the world? We know he often goes to the Hornets and
    offers players advices in the practices.
    Could you learn some techniques from him?

    林書豪:我覺得我的打法和他不一樣,但他當然可以教給我很多,我也很期待,但我現在還不知道他是不是會看很多我們的訓練,
    我聽說賽季開始時他會在,他會和球員講很多,但在賽季中到結束這段時間,他不會每次都會看球隊的訓練,但會觀看我們的每場比賽。

    Lin: I feel my way
    of playing is different from his but he surely could teach me a lot. I also look forward but I’m not sure if he
    will watch lots of our training. I heard
    he will be there in the beginning of the season and he will talk a lot with
    players. But from the mid-season to the
    end, he wont watch every team’s practice but will watch our every game.

    騰訊體育:如果球隊打入季後賽,他一定會看的。那你覺得下賽季黃蜂的季後賽機會大嗎?

    QQ Sports: If the team enter the playoffs, he definitely
    will watch them. Do you think the chance
    is high that the Hornets enter the playoffs?

    林書豪:我覺得機會很高,因為兩年之前他們打進季後賽,去年肯巴-沃克、史蒂芬斯和艾爾-傑弗森都先後受傷,所以打得不是特別好。但今年球隊增加了很多很重要的球員,我覺得巴圖姆很會投三分,很會傳球,防守也可以從二號防到四號位,所以我覺得下賽季機會要比上賽季高。

    Lin: I think it’s
    high. They entered the playoffs 2 years
    ago. Last year Kemba, Stevenson and Big Al were injured so they didn’t play
    well. But we add more important players
    this year. I think Batum is good at
    shooting 3s, a great passer, and is able to defend from 2 to 4, so I feel the
    chance is higher than the last one.

    談變化:夏洛特雖小但很美 正苦練拋投

    On change:
    Charlotte is small but very beautiful
    Put hard work on practicing floaters now

    無論林書豪表示自己多麼喜歡為黃蜂打球,但不可否認的事實是,林書豪將會從一座大城市轉投小城市,夏洛特和之前林書豪所待的紐約、休斯敦和洛杉磯相比要小很多。但面對騰訊體育的鏡頭,林書豪表示自己並不在意城市的大小,因為自己本身就是一個安靜的人,並不喜歡在外遊逛。此外,談及自身技術的改變,林書豪強調正苦練拋投,以幫助球隊更好的打擋拆戰術,除此之外,林書豪還在通過訓練改變投籃手型,以保證投籃穩定性。

    No matter how much
    Lin expresses he loves playing for the Hornets, one undeniable fact is Lin will
    transfer from a big city to a small one.
    Compared with New York, Houston and LA where he stayed before, Charlotte
    is much smaller. However when facing the
    camera, Lin said he doesn’t care about small or big. He’s a quiet person who doesn’t like hanging
    around outside. Besides, speaking of his
    skills change, Lin is working on his floaters to help the team operate better
    pnr tactics. He is also adjusting his
    shooting form of his hands to assure the shooting stability.

    騰訊體育:你以前都是在紐約、休斯頓、洛杉磯這樣的大城市打球,現在要去夏洛特這樣的小城市,在生活方式上你會預期到哪些變化呢?

    QQ Sports: You used
    to playing in big cities such as NY, Houston and LA. Now you are going to a small one like
    Charlotte. Do you expect any change of
    life style?

    林書豪:我覺得不會有太多變化,我通常都是留在家裡,不常出去,我很喜歡和家人朋友待在一起,所以我不怕去一個小城市,然後我認為夏洛特也是一座很漂亮很安靜的城市,像我已經聽說明年會有很多場外活動,比如釣魚,教很多學生煮飯等,我現在也非常喜歡煮飯,所以我也希望能去上兩三回課。

    Lin: I don’t think
    there will be many changes. I usually
    stay at home, not going out often and I enjoy staying with my family and friends. So I am not afraid of going to a small city
    and I think Charlotte is a very pretty and quiet city. I’ve heard there will be many activities off
    the court, like fishing, teaching many students how to cook. I’m fond of cooking now so I hope I could go
    teaching for 2 or 3 times.

    騰訊體育:你做的飯是中式還是西式?

    Which style do you
    cook, Chinese or western?

    林書豪:大部分還是西式,都是比較健康的,像魚、牛排、烤雞,但我不能吃炸的,不能吃太多甜的、油的,大部分都是比較健康的食物

    Lin: Most are of
    western style and healthier food like fish, steak, roasted chicken. But I couldn’t eat fried food, not too much
    sweet, oily food, most are healthier food.

    騰訊體育:最近在一次訪談中你表示除了在投籃手型上有所改變,還練了很多拋投,你是不是覺得這對下賽季有很多幫助?

    QQ Sports: In a
    recent interview, you said you are changing the shooting form of your hands and
    working out lots of floaters. Don’t you
    feel this will help you a lot for the new season?

    林書豪:希望可以,因為下賽季我們會打很多擋拆,所以拋投非常重要,需要很准,當你碰到一個很高很會跳的中鋒,需要使用拋投,當我拋投很準時,對手就要選擇是防我還是防弱側球員,所以我覺得這很重要,此外我也在慢慢改變我的投籃手型,希望能更穩定一些。

    Lin: I hope so
    because we are going to play a lot of pnr next season; thus floaters matter
    much. I need to shoot it very well because
    I will have to use it when challenging a tall and well-leaping center. When my floaters are great, the opponent has
    to choose which to defend, me or the players on the weak side. So I think this is important and I also
    change my shooting form of my hands gradually too, hoping it could be more
    stable.

    談過去:在火箭無球權 湖人主帥不喜歡我

    On the past: Having
    no ball dominance on the Rockets the Lakers’coach doesn’t like me

    美聯社近日報導稱林書豪在最近採訪時公開表示湖人和火箭都不適合自己,對於這一言論,林書豪面對騰訊體育並沒有任何的否認,而是仔細解釋了緣由。林書豪表示火箭體系確實非常適合自己,但由於詹姆斯-哈登的存在,所以自己並無法獲得足夠的球權。而談及湖人隊時,林書豪無奈的表示湖人主帥斯科特並不喜歡自己,這讓自己在洛杉磯呆得也非常不舒服。

    The AP recently
    reported Lin said publicly Lakers and Rockets aren’t suitable for him in an
    interview. Lin didn’t deny the talk when
    facing QQ Sports but explained the cause and result carefully. Lin said the Rockets system was suitable for
    him but he couldn’t get enough ball dominance due to JH. While referring to the Lakers, he didn’t have
    a choice but say Byron Scott doesn’t like him, which made him feel
    uncomfortable to stay in LA.

    騰訊體育:最近有新聞說你認為湖人和火箭都不是很適合你,那你為什麼覺得黃蜂比這兩支球隊更適合你呢?

    QQ Sports: Recently there’s news saying you thought
    Lakers and Rockets aren’t suitable for you.
    Then why do you think you will fit better on the Hornets than the two?

    林書豪:我覺得火箭的體系很適合我,但他們有詹姆斯-哈登,雖然他是二號位元,但大部分時間都會控球,我會去找空位,然後希望他傳球給我投三分,我在這裡有進步,但不是我想要的打球方式。湖人體系打得不是特別快,而我覺得更重要的是教練要喜歡我,教練要懂得怎麼用我。然後通過電話交流,我覺得柯利弗德教練真的很懂我,會打快,還會打很多擋拆。

    Lin: I think the Rockets system is suitable for me
    but they have JH. Although he plays at
    2, he handles the ball for most time and I would go find the open position,
    hoping he would pass me the ball to shoot 3s.
    I had improvement here but that’s not the way I want to play. The Lakers system isn’t fast. But I feel it’s more important that coaches
    have to like me and know how to use me.
    Then by talking on the phone, I think Coach Clifford really understands
    me, and he will play faster and many PNRs.

    騰訊體育:你在湖人隊打了一個賽季,球迷們非常關心的是,當你去了黃蜂之後,湖人哪些球員你一定會和他們保持聯繫?

    QQ Sports: After one season on the Lakers, fans care
    about which Lakers players you will keep in touch with after you go to the
    Hornets?

    林書豪:已經有和他們聯絡了,其實你一旦和其他球隊簽約,很多人就會發短信過來,因為我是自由球員,艾迪 -大衛斯我們已經談了三四次,萊恩-凱利、尼克-楊、薩克雷和喬丹-克拉克森也都交流過。

    Lin: I have
    contacted them. In fact, while you were
    signing with a team, many people would text you. Because I am a free agent, ED and I have
    talked for 3 or 4 times, Kelly, Nick Young, Sacre, JC did too.

    騰訊體育:下賽季你去了黃蜂也一定會和他們保持聯絡。

    QQ Sports: Will you keep in touch with them after you go
    to the Hornets for the next season?

    林書豪:一定會的,我們還是朋友。

    Lin: Definitely, we
    are still friends.

    騰訊體育:中國球迷不得不問一句,科比呢?

    QQ Sports: Fans in China must ask, how about Kobe?

    林書豪:我不知道,在賽季結束之後,我還沒和他交流過,如果將來遇到他,我一定會和他講話。

    Lin: I don’t know.
    After the end of the season, I have never talked with him. If I meet him in the futuer, I will talk with
    him surely.

    談中國:感謝球迷一路支持 盼中國賽相會

    On China: Grateful
    for the fans’ support all the way Look forward
    to meet them in pre-season gemes in China

    在林書豪加盟黃蜂之後,他也終於搭上了2015年NBA中國賽末班車,金秋十月將來到中國進行比賽,林書豪在接受騰訊專訪時特意感謝了遠在中國的球迷,並期待在中國賽時為大家奉獻精彩的比賽。對於中國賽和保羅的對位,林書豪表示並不會有任何的壓力。

    騰訊體育:黃蜂今年要去中國打季前賽,在這之前你會不會以個人名義前往中國?

    林書豪:我們八月會去北京,然後在十月的時候再和球隊去打中國賽。

    騰訊體育:中國賽行程是在你加盟之前就確定的,但在你加盟之後,中國球迷關注的焦點將是“林書豪vs保羅”,這會不會給你帶來額外的壓力?

    林書豪:我已經和他打了很多次了,不會給我太多的壓力,而且我知道這是季前賽,最重要的不是我們的對手是誰,最重要的也不是贏球,季前賽最重要的是每天我們的團隊合作,會觀察哪些回合打得好,哪些回合有問題,在防守端需要做哪些改變,所以季前賽最重要是要保持健康,其次是準備新賽季,然後是花時間和隊友產生化學反應。

    騰訊體育:拋開籃球因素不談,你一定是快船和黃蜂兩個球隊中在中國最受歡迎的球員,大家給你的歡呼是最大的。而由於你是剛剛更換了新球隊,這種待遇會不會給你帶來更強的信心?

    林書豪:我一定會很高興,我覺得中國賽非常重要,我們有機會在中國球迷面前打球,而他們也不是早上看電視,而是直接去球場上看我們打。對我個人也很重要,我知道我有很多不同的球迷,每天都在看我的比賽,但我真的可以去中國這些城市打球,這很重要。

    騰訊體育:騰訊已經和NBA達成獨家合作協定,下賽季將獨家網路直播所有比賽,我聽說你已經開通了騰訊微信帳號,你能否詳細介紹下如何在微信上和你互動?

    林書豪:我在微信上的帳號是“linshuhao717”,希望你們可以在微信上搜索並關注我,我希望可以有很多好玩很有創意的內容。

    騰訊體育:下賽季為什麼要穿回7號?

    QQ Sports: Why do you return to wear No.7 next season?

    林書豪:上賽季我也希望穿7號,但是賽維爾-亨利是7號,我曾問過他我可不可以穿7號,但他不給我,所以當我有選擇時,我會穿7號。

    Lin: Last season I
    wanted to wear No.7 too, but Henry wore
    it. I asked him if I could wear No.7,
    but he didn’t allow it. So I will wear
    No.7 when I have a choice.

    騰訊體育:有什麼特殊意義嗎?和球迷分享一下。

    QQ Sports: Does the
    number have any special meaning? Share it with fans.

    林書豪:7在《聖經》裡是上帝的“幸運號碼”,是上帝最喜歡的數位。比如一周就有7天,7也表示著圓滿。我在小牛打夏季聯賽時,我沒有要求任何號碼,他們就給了我7號,當時我就暗自下了決心,如果有朝一日能打入NBA,就一定會一直穿7號。

    Lin: 7 is God’s “lucky
    number’ in the Bible. It’s God’s
    favorite number. For example, there are
    7 days in a week and it also represents perfection. When I played in the summer league for the
    Mavs, I didn’t ask for any number but they gave me No.7. I made my mind to wear No.7 at that time
    inwardly that I would keep wearing No.7 if I could play in the NBA.

    騰訊體育:最後能不能通過騰訊向所有你喜歡的球迷說幾句話?

    QQ Sports: Finally,
    could you say something to your fans through QQ?

    林書豪:非常感謝大家觀看這個專訪,謝謝大家看我們的比賽,希望新賽季大家能觀看我們的比賽,我們的目標是打進季後賽。十月我們會去NBA中國賽,希望你們也可以參加,我很感謝你們每天都在網路上看我的新聞。

    Lin: I appreciate
    everyone watches the interview very much.
    Thank you for watching our games. I hope everyone could watch our games
    for the new season. Our goal is to enter
    the playoffs. In October we will have
    pre-season games in China and I hope you will also come to watch. I’m thankful for you to read my news on the
    internet every day.

    後記:書豪太渴望機會了

    Postscript: Lin is
    too eager for opportunities.

    如果不是和林書豪正面對話,你很難想像常以微笑示人的書豪心中有多少苦悶,過去一年在湖人的時光讓他無比失望,其實在去年加盟湖人之初接受騰訊體育專訪時,林書豪還頗為激動的暢想著一個完美的賽季,但最終在斯科特的“打壓”之下,林書豪的身價也被隨之打壓,如今書豪的年薪幾乎打了一個一折,但在他家中記者明顯能感覺到書豪並沒有任何灰心喪氣,反而是想法很多。他希望在夏洛特打出一片天地,換句話說,林書豪太渴望機會了,即便是薪資再降,林書豪也並不在意,他唯一在意的就是出場機會和球權!

    It’s difficult to
    imagine how depressed Lin is who often smiles at people without this face-to-face
    interview with him. The past one year on
    the Lakers made him disappointed greatly.
    He was quite motivated to want to finish a perfect season while he was
    interviewed with us in the beginning of his going to the Lakers last year. Finally under BS’”oppression,” his value is surppressed
    too. Now Lin’s yearly salary is
    discounted by 90% but the reporter felt obviously Lin isn’t discouraged at all.
    Instead he has a lot of thought. He hopes to have a significant impact in
    Charlotte. In other words, Lin is so
    eager to have opportunities. Even the
    salary decreases but he doesn’t mind.
    The only thing he cares about is the playing opportunity and the ball
    dominance.

    黃蜂承諾給他這個機會,所以他來了。

    The Hornets promise him the opportunity so
    he comes.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin said that he has promised himself that he would continue on #7 if he mad into NBA after Mavs summer league. He liked it because it’s #7 signified God, completion, perfect… However, when he was traded to Lakers, Xavier was #7. He did ask but Xavier said no. He didn’t make any bargain with him. He didn’t mention anything about jerseygate.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the translation. One request: Can you edit the format of the translation? If you don’t have time, it’s ok. Not a big deal.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Rick Johnson
  • Arsenium12 .

    Thanks very much, kittyhead. I really appreciate what you’ve done.

  • Martin Chong

    Not only the trolls with Truth to their name, in general “fans” at the other site believe Lin’s ceiling is low. With fans like that, Lin wouldn’t need trolls.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy looks like a young college professor here …
    __________

  • gum

    If I remember correctly, Jeremy’s Tag Heure watch is selling for Swiss Franc (CHF) 2,230 at Zurich Airport … It is approximately $2,328.

  • wandertheglobe

    For those who are interested. I’ve seen same model at the Nor Cal Costco for around $1500, but not J Lin Edition.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Emphasis on the word ‘hypothetical.’ Click the table to enlarge it.
    __________

    https://twitter.com/BaselineBuzz/status/625682257567723522

  • Lemonbar808

    I don’t know why but people never seem to mention that the Knicks did not make JLin an offer.

    Only offer came from the Rockets, which the Knicks chose not to match.

  • Phillycheese

    The Joker.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wouldn’t the Knicks need to make him a qualifying offer to make him a restricted free agent? How much was the qualifying offer?

  • Rick Johnson

    Batum on the top of this list? Between him and Lin looks like Charlotte going have the most increase in wins.

    Ed Küpfer‏@EdKupfer
    NBA cross conference player movement during this offseason: the Eastern Conference gained 13.4 win shares.

    https://twitter.com/EdKupfer/status/625689516792111109

  • real-dsb

    When Lin moved from WC to EC, the EC immediately became the stronger conference! =p

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, this article should replace every “if Lin had stayed” with “if Knicks kept Lin”

  • real-dsb

    Yes, Knicks have qualifying offer, but that is not a real offer, just a procedural thing. It was 1 yr $1m

    http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1269917-de-villainizing-jeremy-lin-some-clarity-to-his-contract-negotiations

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, what was the deal with the random penguins? Lin’s or interviewer’s?

  • Guest

    Lin’s apartment looks pretty good in LA!

  • Rick Johnson

    But he could have accepted it and stayed with the Knicks just like Greg Monroe. But ya he’d be turning down $25 mil for $1 mil.

    Greg Monroe set for ’15 free agency
    DETROIT — Greg Monroe has signed a $5.48 million, one-year qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/11472697/greg-monroe-detroit-pistons-signs-qualifying-offer

  • Guest

    the logo of the company is a penguin.

  • real-dsb

    thanks. if the penguins were Lin’s, I be disturbed. =)

    Unless Lin were a Linux fan, then that would cool. =)

  • blubell

    I don’t think he’s that nerdy 😛

  • real-dsb

    thanks. did you do the translation? or do you know who did?

    I want to create a thread using this, want to give proper credit.

  • blubell

    Judge not, lest you be judged… shame on those penguins 😛

  • steven ko

    It’s a low budget interview

  • blubell

    But high quality content 🙂

  • real-dsb

    no, low budget is when they hand a phone back and forth. =p

  • Alain Gervais

    the Cory joseph thing is ridiculous. this is based on how good of a team you are on

  • real-dsb
  • linfan

    He’s a professor of advanced hoopology!

  • I just found out that’s Tencent’s mascot LOL

  • Michael

    Okay I’m a nerd I get it.

  • blubell

    Doesn’t it feel good to say it out loud? 🙂

  • Michael

    Thank you for all the hard work…..Scott would develop the rookie JC without any principles…sigh. So glad Lin is with a coach who has a plan.

  • Phillycheese

    The diff is Monroe wanted out of Detroit so he took the one year deal. Lin was told to test his market value and he did with understanding the knicks would match so he could stay with the team.

  • Steppen03

    I like it!
    Lin & Kemba will be fine on defensive end. It’s entire Team efforts to make defensive stops. The coach is most important- to inspire the players but winning and Linning will solve many problems.

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