Hornets Stung by More Injuries; Lin needs to play PG

Batum and Zeller had to come out with injuries as the Thunder blew out Hornets 109-95

  • JLin finished with 16pts/2asts with 6-11 shooting. He didn’t have long-distance touch so he smartly drove inside to get layups & FTs (4-4). He mostly played SG so he didn’t have a chance to orchestrate offense even with the 2nd unit as Brian Roberts played the PG.
  • As usual, the big men couldn’t finish inside so the guards had to provide scoring
  • Hornets big men also got outrebounded. OKC won 51-34
  • Once again, Hornets allowed so many open 3s (9-24). Frank let Kyle Singler have a perfect 3-3

Injuries aside, the Hornets still lost in rebounding and finishing by big men providing unbalanced offense. The 3PT defense was also too loose. Clifford needs:

  • to trust JLin to be the PG to leverage his biggest strength
  • play Hansbrough more to provide rebounding and toughness that Hawes lack
  • Insist on tight 3p defense

Without defense and reliable big men to provide inside scoring, Hornets will continue their losing ways

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MEMBERS POLL

Guess JLin's stats in Game 43 vs ORL
  • blubell

    1st 🙂

  • heart

    2nd

  • CaliUSMC

    3rds

  • cshot

    4th

  • Nice JLin Knicks jersey sighting on Bronx night (Nets game?)

    https://twitter.com/harrycalat/status/689969202069905408

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • heart

    Lin didn’t smile at all tonight again. You know that he’s not having fun. Feel kind of sad seeing this team floundering. 42 games later and no improvement have made. Cliff is waiting for MKG to replace PJ. Lamb and NB have similar injury. Both might not be up to par either. Cliff is out coached almost every game. What happened to preseason rotation? And Lin is not playing PG, then there’s little hope for playoffs.

  • zxcvb

    Smart guy.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Rich Cho better be on the phone soon to figure trade options. Hope Lin is also one.

  • zxcvb

    His Harvard jersey! Must be an alum.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Yes, he was serious tonight.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin to the Knicks?

  • tom

    But to a contender

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think MDA will be free to coach until next season, so I’m hoping for an “impossible” Kemba trade. Deal him while his stock is inflated. Kemba for Gobert or Hayward.

  • zxcvb

    Still no timetable on MKG. By the time he’s ready to play 30mpg, CHA will be 10 games below .500. And it won’t solve the bigger problems — Lin not playing PG and horrible big men.

  • tom

    Not even that
    They gotta move the ball

  • blubell
  • LinMad

    and move off the ball. When Lin was PG that short time in 2nd quarter, we had Troy, Frank, Batum and Hawes, all of them are slow and set shooters. Lin can’t roll with them. It’s like putting 4 Jordan Hills with Lin. They all stand in one place wanting the ball. That’s why Stephanie Ready said they need to move more and stop watching.

  • heart

    Yep. They said he might return in Feb. He will be rusty and needs adjustment period. Another rotation and role changes and chemistry adjustments for everyone.

  • blubell

  • LinMad

    i doubt the GM wants Lin. he’s still salty about Lin leaving Knicks cause he couldn’t match his contract.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Has anyone here heard of Clifford having his team watching film?

  • blubell
  • Briiick

    You mean taking a page from McHale ?

  • blubell

    It was mentioned they watch film when they need rest.

  • LinMad

    The difference about Cliff and MDA is that they both empower the point guard, but Cliff lets the PG shoot the team out while MDA focuses on the PG play making and scoring. Cliff also assigns PG roles to other players which makes it more confusing to every player on who the real PG is. When Lin was playing for Knicks with MDA, everyone knew Lin was the PG and respected him because they knew he was going to pass the ball to him. We’re seeing the same thing happen in 76ers.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Mislead stat, making it look like you automatic loss 34 pts.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wasted hours because nothing changed.

  • Briiick

    Don’t worry, you have a PG who is able to take more shots than all other PGs.

  • grover chang

    When you lose you search for reasons. I’m afraid Clifford only sees the injuries, especially big AL and not the real, fixable reasons for losing.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He’s empowering the wrong pg.

  • BobbyH

    I don’t think it is his call. Or he will bench whoever not following the game plan, be offense or defense reason.

  • LinMad

    Cliff doesn’t know his personnel. He needs to study them more and know what each player can bring to the table. What their bread and butter is. Then toss away all the junk like Batum is a good facilitator or Hawes can make a layup near the rim. Just focus on their specialties. 2-5 moves they know they can hit. Look at the shooting percentages of where each players likes to shoot the most and pick 2-5 spots for them and work with that. When Cliff asks them to do too much on the offensive end, they start to get into other players roles. Lin should be the only PG on the court when Kemba is out. And Cliff should only focus on Lin by planning out plays for him and the other players. The ones that will get them 10 easy buckets a night. What they can do every night and practice over and over that will beat the other team. At least 10 different plays that Lin can run each night. The rest can be free flow. If free flow doesn’t work, switch back to the planned plays.

    The big problem with Hornets is that the players seem to be doing more than what they shouldn’t do and doing less of what they need to be doing. Bigs need to set up screens more and it has to be proper screens. Bigs need to stick to shooting 3s only cause that’s what they’re good at. No penetrating like Frank does. You want penetration? Give it to Lin or Kemba, the faster guards.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s hard enough to get an assist when you bigs can’t finish under or over the rim. All they wanted to do was to shoot long range. It’s so annoying when Lin drove to the rim drawing 2, 3 defenders and Hawes was 20 feet away.

  • heart

    I saw that too many times. Hawes has low bb IQ. Hornets bigs don’t know how to play PnR properly.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    It’s time to play Tyler 8 to 10 in non-garbage min straight to see what he can do. Hornets have nothing to lose now anyway.

  • CaliUSMC

  • LinMad

    I wonder if MKG knows how. I heard MKG was practicing with Lin earlier in the season.

  • LinMad

    ya he’s more physical then our other bigs who are taller.

  • LinMad

    wait Lin has a Nets jersey too? Who’s #4?

  • LinMad

    lol i thought that was a imitation Nets jersey for Lin to come to Nets next season

  • yes, Psycho T is the anti-Hawes
    One deals full-body contact; the other one avoids contact

    Hornets need toughness inside so they don’t get bullied

  • FSW

    15 to 20 would be better
    He really sets picks
    Plays physical
    Everything missing with this team
    Oh and a real play maker like Lin
    Maybe after asb?
    One can only hope

  • heart

    Have to go back and review preseason tapes. MKG’s reputation is for defense not offense. I’m not sure if he can help once he returns.

  • Linzen

    That’s what the 4 out means… only Lin plays inside the paint. And Hawes is a stretch centre. hahaha

  • fatbob

    i agree as well. The best part about hansborough? He can ACTUALLY make a layup or 2 under the rim, unlike Zeller/Hawes who are lost cases.

  • JoeTeam

    Hawes cody

  • KHuang

    If Clifford watched film, he’d be SHOCKED at how much the starters ignore his coaching.

  • KHuang

    Lin Lamb Williams Hansbrough Kaminsky.

    That is the Hornets’ strongest lineup.

    That lineup can compete against anybody.

    I’ve been saying this since the summer.

  • kauaiblue

    I really like tyler… he works hard man… doesnt get a chance… clifford is a yes man or a maroon…

  • KHuang

    Lin and Hansbrough together running plays is UNFAIR to the other Hornets in practices and games.

  • fatbob

    kaminsky doesn’t know how to play D. I would still play him though since hes talented. Another player is troy daniels…excellent outside shooter and perimeter defender

  • How bad is Hornets D in Jan 2016?

    They allowed 104.8 Opp Pts/Gm; roughly ranked #25
    I wish Clifford would bench those not playing D

    They only played great D vs Hawks (84pts) after MJ pep talk
    Without it, Hornets Opp PPG is 106.9
    That’s good for #29 out of 30

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/690027221516333056

  • heart

    Hans can catch and rebound well too. I think I heard in college he was the leading scorer. Somehow, in the NBA, he’s not being used properly either.

  • Acbc

    Clifford looks at the height and length and decides on that as the determining factor of their limits and ability. If he had Barkley or Bill Russell he’d bench them becuase they were too short. Look at what he did with Bismark for 2 years. That’s his major problem IMO. He’s looking at players and asking what can this person do for me. A coach should be asking how can I make this person reach their potentials.

  • kauaiblue

    A little off topic… has anyone seen pitch perfect?? I was shocked at embarrassingly offensive portrayal of asians… who approved this? Goes to show how racist our society still is and how jlins unfair treatment can plausibly be a result of racist attitudes…

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    Kaminsky appears to be a smart positional defender who is learning the NBA. Each game, he gets stronger on both ends of the court.

    Troy Daniels is a SCRUB. His name should be “Aniels” because he cannot defend. Daniels doesn’t have NBA athletic ability, and he really can’t score that well either. Daniels is a LIABILITY on the court.

  • KHuang

    When Hansbrough was used properly for half a season in Indiana, he was a regular 20/10 player.

  • so Lin & Hansbrough have to be separated since they become BULLIES in practice? LOL

    That would be very funny :}

  • fatbob

    he is a decent 3 pt shooter, he can be a good role player on the team if given a chance. You are just biased because he was an exrocket like lin. But daniels and lin both get along fine, and daniels has potential

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I sense a bit of hatred toward Daniel…What has he done to you??…Sound like he stole your girlfriend.

  • KHuang

    Biyombo flat out sucked, had no basketball skills or instincts. Clifford could do nothing with him – NO ONE can.

    Clifford’s problem is that he’s still waiting for MKG to “save” the team. So Hairston plays too much just because he’s MKG’s placeholder.

    Once MKG returns, Hairston might be a DNP CD for the rest of the season.

  • heart

    What happened since then? He caught my eyes when he played well for Raptors, yet they didn’t resign I’d wished he has more PT.

  • TTNN

    that’s the scariest part, the coach was waiting for MKG, but MKG could not save him.

  • KHuang

    I don’t have a girlfriend to steal.

    I hate all players that are in the NBA but don’t have NBA athletic ability.

  • Acbc

    He’s not sucking for the Raptors.

  • Check out how the Hornets Power Ranking nose dived from #7 in Week 8 to #25 in Week 12

    But it has nice JLin’s comment in Week 8 after his 35pts

    All it took to get us to stop obsessing about Jeremy Lin’s hair was a 35-point eruption against Toronto that looked like vintage Linsanity from the winter of 2012. That win, however briefly, nudged the Hornets five games over .500, at least 25 games into the season, for just the second time since Charlotte regained its status as an NBA city in 2004-05.

    (refresh for pic)
    http://espn.go.com/nba/team/rankings/_/name/cha/charlotte-hornets

  • fatbob

    cliff is not smart. There always 2 sides to a person, 1) phsical 2)mental. No matter what kind of physical talents someone has, if hes not as strong mentally, then he won’t have the drive or passion to play the game to his full potential

  • KHuang

    NO NO NO.

    STOP LYING about me.

    I have absolutely nothing against Troy Daniels because he was an ex Rocket. I don’t harbor grudges like that.

    I don’t like D leaguers like Daniels that cannot athletically compete well enough in the NBA to positively contribute to a NBA rotation on a consistent basis. Those players, I call SCRUBS.

    Administration, please don’t wipe this post.

  • KHuang

    Pacers GM Larry Bird made the FATAL decision of signing David West who was allegedly “more athletic” than Hansbrough.

    Well, everybody knows that West is an old soft frail outside shooter whose best days were behind him 10 years ago. And Hansbrough was unfairly benched behind him.

    From then on, Hansbrough was not allowed to compete in NBA games. But whenever West went down and Hansbrough started, Hansbrough beasted. He beat up Lin’s Rockets so badly, Coach McHale said that the Pacers “bashed us around”.

    Hansbrough still has game. He’s simply not allowed to show it.

  • KHuang

    I’m not impressed with Biyombo with the Raptors either.

  • KHuang

    Imagine having to go against Hansbrough and Lin in practices on a pick and roll.

    BRUISERS

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JoeTeam

    The best part about aniels is he will play a disciplined shooting guard and let Lin do his thing.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m totally amused at how most poeple here understood this even during thatgame. Nice!

  • kauaiblue

    Lol

  • John Focker

    It wouldn’t be the first…or the last. Seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Pitch Perfect appears totally PC compared to the Mr. Yunioshi gag.

  • sws94

    I can’t tell if Hansbrough should play more or not. He’s so rusty in game situations. But, he can pull down rebounds. That is an area the Hornets need to improve in by far.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I happen to agree.

  • sws94

    Westbrook didn’t shoot well. And it isn’t a fair comparison, Westbrook is a much tougher cover than Waiters. That said, Lin did a great job defensively tonight. Even forced Durant into a lay up airball.

  • Rick Johnson

    He picks up fouls to quickly. If he was given more play time he’d foul out.

  • Rick Johnson

    He needs to learn how to defend without fouling.

  • John Focker

    Yikes, Kemba Walker is making James Harden (at least Bickerstaff era) look like Jeremy Lin on D!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    PFV’s comment

  • Hope

    Seriously, is Clifford blind? How about playing jlin as pg. It’s a no brainer.

  • fatbob

    he hustles and isn’t soft. Reminds me of dellavedova of the cavs.

  • I agree with KHuang that with more PT, he’ll learn how to do so

    His toughness is definitely a much needed injection for defense. Steven Adams got frustrated by him in 1 play
    It will trigger momentum for others to play harder

    Hornets D is way too soft right now.

  • fatbob

    cliff won’t play him unless its garbage time. The only big on the team who can defend, get rebounds AND run a decent PnR with lin is sitting on the bench, because cliff doesn’t want lin or psychoT to look too good.

  • kauaiblue

    Yeah but pitch perfect was like 2 yrs ago!

  • fatbob

    doesn’t matter if they play lin as pg or SG or even center lol, this team has terrible defense, poor foundation. Lin can’t stop the team from sucking. The difference between hornets and the knicks when lin went linsanity, is that knicks actually has a GOOD team back then. Tyson Chandler in his prime, landry fields when he was good, imam shumpert, jr smith, steve novak, rasheed wallace. Lin was lucky to have talent like that around him. All the pieces were already in place. The hornets on the other hand are a serious work in progress.

    If I have to make an analogy, when carmelo anthony was injured, lin was given keys to lambroghini gallardo. Lets say kemba gets injured and lin has to take over the hornets….he will get the keys to a 1996 honda civic

  • John Focker

    Where did Rasheed Wallace come from?!

  • Alain Gervais

    Remember the days Lin routinely played bad against big centers.

  • Hope

    It matters! He runs play better, get all teammate touches. It usually leads to teammates play harder in d&o.
    In addition, don’t want to see any centers bringing up the balls.

  • fatbob

    just from reading the roster list

  • John Focker

    Wallace joined Knicks in October 2012, Lin left the Knicks during summer 2012.

    They never played together.

  • fatbob

    it doesn’t matter…the 2012 knicks are like a ferrari enzo, the 2015 hornets are like a 1982 toyota corolla. You can’t even compare the talent of the 2 teams. Imagine lin trying to run PnR with hawes…Im getting pictures already of the guy lobbing the ball over the backboard.

  • blubell
  • Clifford sure loves Hawes too much & doesn’t think much of Hansbrough

    I really thought Cifford would value defense & rebounding but keeping Hansbrough glued to the bench & using JLin as SG are so mind-boggling.

    At this rate, we can only hope Clifford will try JLin and Hansbrough as an experiment that might pay off.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Cliff finally said it… LOL!

  • Pretty scary indeed ..
    Makes me appreciate Pop who truly coaches & not just play politics

  • John Focker

    Injured Amare, Toney Douglas and Shumps, one-dimension Novak, retiring Mike Bibby and Baron Davis, bench composed of Billy Walker, Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrellson…the truly workable players were Tyson and Jared Jeffries (for his tough D) and maybe Fields for his fast cut-ins.

    Hardly Lambo Gallardo roster, don’t sell Linsanity short.

  • KHuang

    A well maintained 1996 Honda Civic is still a good car today.

  • KHuang

    YAWN…

    nothing will change.

  • Michael

    I wonder if Hawes and Zeller would be on the injury list all season long if Hansbrough were allowed to go at them in practice.

  • Hope

    The unthinkable – 76ers might end up with better record than hornets.

  • John Focker

    With Kemba at the point hogging and ISOing, ANY roster would be deemed a Corolla (one with flat tires). What Lin did was the exact opposite, turning a hobbled AE86 with a bad engine into a GT-R.

    You really must study the 2012 Knicks roster closer.

  • Hope

    Jlin penetrates, always think of kicking it out to teammate. Kw penetrates, teammate yawns, slowly run back down.

  • John Focker

    And it ONLY took him half a season to muster up the courage! smho

  • It’s a definite possibility.

    76ers won 96-87 over Magic.
    Ish Smith had 13pts/11asts/2rebs in 30 min

    JLin arguably would have better stats than Ish being a better shooter/scorer with more FTs

  • Acbc

    Honda racing gets the same respect as Lin does in the NBA. They’ve kicked everybody’s rear end from motorcycle to F1. Americans still prefer their ancient Harley’s and Corvets.

  • After tonight’s win vs Magic, the 76ers record is 5W-8L after hiring Mike D’Antoni
    They won the 1st game after hiring MDA vs the Suns on 12/28

    So what about Hornets record since 12/28?
    .. *drum-roll* … 3W-10L

    Yes, it’s that bad for the Hornets due to no accountability on defense.

  • Acbc

    I expect them to go 500 for the balance of the season. Once MDA gets these guys used to the system and playing as a team, they’ll definately be a tough match for the Hornets.

  • LinMad

    Cliff was mentored by MDA but he still has a lot to learn.

  • JoeTeam

    he’s been in the league a few yrs, right? He can just decide to foul less and it will be so.

  • yes, It’s very possible

    If the players buy into the system and play team-ball on both ends of the court, they’d be called the rising team by end of season. MDA would get full credit. Although I’m not sure if he will get multiple Head Coach offers.

  • Rick Johnson

    It will take him the rest of the season to realize it’s JLin running it that makes it that way. By then it will be too late and JLin will be off to rejoin MDA.

  • Acbc

    They’ve lost a couple of ot games already with Ish shooting below average. Once they get others more involved on the offence, they’d be deadly.

  • wow .. it’s good to be King James.
    I counted at least 6 steps without a dribble before the thunderous dunk

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/690054678168649728

  • CJSHYY

    I think so…. just talk… he will dare to change anything unless MJ also agrees.

  • Rick Johnson

    Does it seem like Lauren Holtkamp is about the only ref that makes calls that favor Lin? I think I’ve seen that in previous games too.

  • sws94

    It’s really 3 or 2 after he catches the ball. If it is 3, it’s a travel.

  • ok, I think it was 3 after catching the ball so it did needs a dribble to be a gather step then

  • I think he doesn’t how to play tough without crashing hard to other bodies yet

    with more PT, he should know which border not to cross, I think

  • sws94

    Yes, from how I understand the rule.

  • John Focker

    I don’t think Lauren Holtkamp “favors” Lin, she’s just calling things fairly. But yeah, that in the racist NBA “could” be considered “favoring” Lin.

  • LinMad

    every ref has their biases

  • LinMad

    ya cause all those miss calls Lin gets it’s ridiculous. Did anyone see how Lin got blood today?

  • LinMad

    do you even think Cliff is listening to MJ? MJ was for team basketball but it looks like Cliff wants to play hero ball with Kemba.

  • LinMad

    Durant or Ibaka, I forgot which one, looked like they traveled on a dunk today too.

  • John Focker

    Well, both the sinking Suns and lowly Jazz were tough matches for the Hornets. A 100% MDA Sixers will CRUSH the KembaISO Hornets.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Just wanted to show you guys some numbers, supporting the statements I made on Kemba and the state of this team, in the last game. First 2 rows the numbers keep increasing, the next 2 rows the numbers keep decreasing…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team is going downhill for one player. You gotta be kidding.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    It’s the role that the coach giving u that matters most.
    Now everyone of the Hornets are trying to make star Walker rise. The team sinks.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin as a one year rental really needs God’s blessing to be on the court playing rather than sitting on the bench.

  • zxcvb

    Hornets were doomed from Game 1. Lin had a marvelous preseason and MKG got injured, but Clifford refused to start Lin. Instead he decided to start Hairston to please Batum and Kemba. In doing so, they prevented any chance of teamball while alienating Lin and taking him out of rhythm.

    To play devil’s advocate, even if they were to trade Kemba, start Lin and reignite Linsanity, there is ZERO guarantee Lin would stay. If MDA came calling, Lin would leave 100% with no remorse. He knows he can never trust this organization. And if they keep Kemba (99% likely), they will never, ever go anywhere but 10-12th place no matter who they add.

  • zxcvb

    It’s unclear whether anyone in the organization understands basketball at all.

  • golfhacker

    A little off-topic here, read an article in USA Today, this made me go WOW! Golden State last two games against Cleveland and Chicago (both blowout victories) – 78 assists, 18 turnovers. They passed the ball 308 times in game against Chicago. Their goal is 310 passes a game!

  • I am The Jason

    Lin starting does help if he does not get his touches. Its mostly Kemba and Batum controlling the ball.

  • leeda harun

    gsw is making history while hornets still struggling offensive and defensively…smh

  • leeda harun

    Sooner or later the organization going to put the blame on injuries

  • leeda harun

    How come the refs allow that to happened.

  • leeda harun

    There is still 40 games to find out….

  • leeda harun

    Jlin not smiling anymore..

  • Rick Johnson
  • KL

    This is all Lin’s fault. I mean, really so and let me explain.

    1. Lin plays too much defence.

    Lin plays so much defence that “superstars” get used to resting on defence. Standing around and thinking about what they are gonna do with the ball next. All Lin’s fault.

    2. Lin is too efficient.

    Lin’s point per shot is so high that if he had enough shots he could easily be one of the league leaders in scoring. So you have to freeze him out. He is gonna get his points anyway with just a few shots so no point giving him the ball.

    3. Lin passes the ball too much.

    With Lin passing so much, “superstars” will think that Lin had singlehandedly met the team’s quota for passing. So no need to pass anymore.

    So yes it really is all Lin’s fault.

  • Phillycheese

    C’mon, the Linsanity Knicks won, not because of offense but because of defense. With Lin getting everyone touches and playing in rhythm, the team was energised. Fast breaks, alley oops, taking risks, all got them energised. The Hornets play too safe, don’t run, don’t reward the bigs, don’t reward the guy that digs out a rebound … lack athletes.

  • Phillycheese

    You mean all other players combined.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers are having fun winning basketball with MDA’s offense.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I tend to agree. Say goodbye to playoff, Hornets.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    what is taking you so long? Should have said it last season, first season of BS. They could have made the playoff by using Lin and drafting a big guy like Okafor.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Because the shooting % goes down, Kemba needs to shoot more to keep up with his score.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

  • LinJa

    You’re missing the closing tag. =p

  • LinJa

    Allstar push and still didn’t make it

  • LinJa

    Gee I wonder why?

  • Acbc

    Cho is the culprit IMO. Clifford can’t be this dumb. His reputation as a coach has taken a real hit since this losing streak started. No one can be this blind to recognize that playing Walker 40 and letting him chuck while playing no defence is the reason. Clifford loses his reputation as a good coach and has nothing to gain by losing. The only one that gets anything out of making Walker and Batum look good is Cho. It’s been rumoured that his job is on the line and he may be desperate enough to want to make his players become stars. Losing can be blamed on injuries. If Walker and Batum gets their star stats, Cho looks like he’s done a good job of assembling good players.

    The start of the season was all about Lin and BF1 rescuing the team from the starters. It made CHO’s players look bad that a 2 million scrub is outplaying the big money players. Cliffrod was then bought with his extention to chnage that and disband BF1 and play Walker and Batum heavy minutes to make them look better.

    Once Lin leaves the team, CHO’s players will be ordinary again with no bench to outshine the starters. They’ll go back to being a sub 500 team again. Fans will asking how Cho let Lin walk and become an allstar with Sixers. Just by that fact alone Cho will be fired next year.

  • LinJa

    Injuries is the scape goat here. Easy excuse for cliff to looking dumb.

  • LinJa

    Roberts and Kemba cannot play or defend SG. Batum is out on top of that. Can’t make Lin in PG. the defense would be even worse. Right now because of injuries everyone’s position is just not ideal. Hornets D and O is just awful. Except for the bench, slightly better than awful.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe they will fire BS after Kobe retired.

  • spiderman

    Not sure how repeated losing makes Cho, Walker and Batum look good. But I guess that’s the NBA. Most fans may be more similar to WWF.

  • donsmacau

    Yes, Clifford is that dumb — Cho has little control over recent losses.

    Hornets WON early Season – that means team Cho put together has marginal capability to win.

    It is on CLIFFORD (maybe MJ) who
    a) failed to discipline players who began isohero for own stats WHICH got team away from “ball movement/find open man” in early success. BALL MOVEMENT basketball still has a chance to win even with some INJURIES.
    b) failed with constant lineup changes to BF1 & benching Lamb for D (when nobody but JLIN really plays D).
    c) always blaming players but never self-examination why his coaching method does not help players
    d) Finally it’s on Clifford who transformed JLIN into 100% SG wasting his stellar playmaking talent

    Of course Cho is not without fault as he gotten ZERO big men that can finish.

  • adele

    It’s on Clifford. He controls the plays and the players. He plays politics, and he is not smart. Period……

  • adele

    Nets

  • Acbc

    When simple logic becomes useless to make sense of a situation, we have to come up with convoluted conspiracy theories to explain the situation. We’ve done it with Dolan and Melo, Mchale and Beverly, BS and Kobe. None of what they’ve done made any sense either. Look at how dumb Mchake was to take Lin out with less than 1 sec left to lose game 6 of playoff against Portland. Lin had completely shut down Lilliard all of the forth quarter and yet Mchale took him out? Why? To make sure Lin was not on the court when they won the game so that the glory went to Beverly and Parsons. Lilliard made the shot and Mchale lost the series by trying to promote his guys.

  • Epie

    He’ really capable and very tough player. I’ve watched him since his college year. He made every game fun and interesting. He can actually dunk, he can shoot (used to), he fights for his teammates. He’s just little rusty and I don’t blame him for that. He just need more time on the floor and gets his mojo back. If you don’t know much about him, just watch his Youtube clips.

  • Whitman Lam

    No, but 1 player with superstar status within the team can sabotage a team’s chances of winning.

  • KHuang

    Uhh, Frank Kaminsky has come on VERY STRONG in recent games.

    Kaminsky is trending upwards as he learns the NBA.

  • KHuang

    LIN SUCKS!

  • KHuang

    What the heck?

    Why do the Lakers fans want Phil JOHNSON???

    Phil Johnson was one of Jerry Sloan’s longtime assistant coaches with the Utah Jazz. When Sloan was ejected by Deron Williams, Phil Johnson went too.

    And the “other” Phil that’s in NYK with that barely passable team? Haven’t the Lakers had enough of clueless GMs with losing records?

  • KHuang

    Benching an All Star talent like Lin, that blows up a team from the inside.

  • KHuang

    Clifford is all about handing full control to Walker and Batum.

    Clifford doesn’t care about winning or losing.

    His blind unwillingness to hold those two accountable will be his downfall.

  • Linzen

    I read somewhere Steph Curry can finish +1228 by the end of regular season. wow

  • Dorothy

    It is obvious that Clifford is a bad coach and does not know his players after watching 1/2 season of bad bball by Hornets. My question is, if he can not even know his own players’ strength/weakness, how could he know Lin’s when he tried to lure Lin to CHA and remember Lin was not even on his team.

  • donsmacau

    Recall that JLIN mentioned that he came to Charlotte after finding in discussions that Clifford really knew his game and that specifically was coming to be the Backup to point guard Kemba Walker.

    Clifford has NOT kept that promise, besides in pre-season/very early, JLIN has spend most of his play (90%+) at SG shooting guard, ostensibly because of injuries to other players but fact remains…
    …he is not doing what he thought Charlotte promised he would do here.

  • blubell

    Thank you! I’ll feature this vid.

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin fights for more rebounds under the basket than the Hornets big men…. let that sink in for a while.

  • heart

    He probably knows by head but not by heart. He does not know how to integrate or utilize players’ talents to maximize their full potential. Hence, he does not have the acumen of an offensive coach and his defensive tactical strategy is suspect. His politeness in his speech covers up what he’s actually is saying. His actions are opposite of his words.

  • heart

    On the next game vs Magic, I have a feeling KW will try to shoot 30pts, especially if Cody is out. He’s going to look to score first instead of getting his teammates involved early. Do you guys think so?

  • NONONO

    With the injuries on MKG ,AL, CODY, BATUM, if Clifford could not let Lin play PG for (could have be) the chance to live up the playoffs dream, they might just better trade Lin now. Ready for the full speed tanking.

  • adele

    Clifford had a personality of a politician. He can be very nice in his talks like most politicians are, but the actions and results is not the same as the talk.

  • DX

    Just watched the highlights, this lady ref is really friendly to Lin. Lin will loss half stat if some other refs. on court.

  • grover chang

    my 3 year old son is in a basketball league but has trouble shooting the ball. He does not have the strength to get the ball over the rim. I come to the basketball experts here for advice on shooting tips to get more power so the ball gets near the basket. The basketballs they use are small and the rim is regulation and lowered. So when the kids just throw it near the rim they usually go in.

    Kills me to see his sad, little face that he can’t get the ball in the hoop. If he doesn’t get better I’ll probably pull him and do this with him later when he gets bigger. My fault getting him into basketball. He is always smiling and having fun playing in practice until he has to shoot. Then just disappointment. 🙁

  • adele

    True. But I already had an idea that he is not smart when he favored to start Hairston than Lin. And when he plays politics with Kemba’s role in every game, I already sensed a marginalized Lin. What did Hairston proved that he can start?

  • donsmacau

    Kemba’s 52 point game pretty much ensures that for the forseeable future (especially with Batum & Cody out) that KW will do isohero volume shooting every night.

    Last night, Kemba and Clifford new it was futile because a clearly superior OKC team started to shut Kemba down so they pulled him.

  • donsmacau

    He needs to bring the ball up from all the way down close to his belly/waist to get momentum on the ball. Bend knees and straighten knees simultaneous to lauching ball from his waist.

  • NONONO

    Lin is actually working on the skill which would help your son too – i think it called one-stage shooting motion

  • donsmacau

    Yes, it’s the same motion shot that 99% of girls are taught to do because strength lower than boys.

  • NONONO

    yes. i use the same way and i could shoot from the half court when i was 15.

  • @JLin7 is ranked #4 in NBA Offensive Cut Leaders (min 10 possesions) with 1.80 Points-Per-Possesion

    IIRC Hawes and Batum gave a lot of assists to JLin to make offensive cut
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/690242206318235648

  • It’s the give-and-go! A tried and true way to get open and beat a sleeping defense. Lin throws the ball to Spencer Hawes then sprints to the rim. Hawes, to his credit, makes an incredible bounce pass that’s right on the money.

    According to Synergy Sports, Lin happens to be one of the most efficient scorers in the league when he cuts, averaging 1.8 points per possession. He doesn’t do it nearly enough, though.

    Maybe the Hornets should consider working more of this action into their offense.
    http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/jeremy-lin-charlotte-hornets-spencer-hawes-highlight-layup-012116

  • NONONO

    BTW, 3yr old is bit too young. But it is not too early to have basketball fun.

  • DX

    Lin can have better stat if play more teamball.

  • NONONO

    Would Clifford take a note?

  • I also had a problem with my youngest son when he started joining a league of not having enough strength (6-7 years old on regulation rim). Are the other kids also 3-year olds?

    What’s important is to ensure kids enjoy the game at this age. Usually 5-6 year olds would have more strength and coordination for lower rim. Perhaps practicing with dad using smaller rim would be the most fun and helpful at this age so basketball is fun for him

  • DX
  • Arsenium12 .

    Hope this helps. Here are some tips on teaching very young kids to shoot :
    __________
    http://hubpages.com/sports/Making-Kids-Coachable-by-Making-Learning-Fun

  • NONONO

    wow, OKC Blue?

  • DX
  • I think Clifford called this plays to get points on board after Time-Outs a few times.
    More plays would be a weapon. Especially if Lin can have an option to an open big to finish.

  • hm, why not Hornets own D-League team? why OKC D-League?

    More playing time will be good for the rookie

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Handful? A handful wouldn’t make any notice to the media.

  • NONONO

    They do not have confidence on themselves, they have less confidence to their D league. Maybe?

  • JE Ballew

    True, I noticed that to. It was a breath of fresh air.

  • Whitman Lam

    The problem is, Kemba shoots more, misses more, and does not hustle back in transition to defend.

  • Rick Johnson

    I think they just created one the Swarm.

  • BobbyH

    See how this site has become? How wonderful, isn’t it?

    Anyway, I don’t have boy and my two daughters are already in teens. So I really can’t give much advice other than you buy a some kind of smaller basketball hoop stand and you start from there playing with fun and confidence first and go from there. Good luck parenting.

  • BobbyH
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    “why can’t we have a game like this every night, Kemba?” Lin

  • rookie75094

    She has always been fair to Jlin…I love her 🙂

  • LOL Barbosa doesn’t like this bear-hug #NationalHugDay

    https://twitter.com/HiveTalkLive/status/690244960226902016

  • wu kong

    In my opinion this guy has some great advice here is the section for your son’s age part 1: https://www.breakthroughbasketball.com/cr/basketballdevguideforparents.pdf

  • KHuang

    Yes, especially since the Magic BADLY OUTPLAYED Kemba Walker last game.

  • wu kong

    part 2:

  • KHuang

    Like I’ve said all season, Lin s not the one getting hurt by Kemba’s isoball.

    BATUM is pretty much completely frozen out by Walker now.

    Unlike Lin, Batum doesn’t have enough game to overcome that.

  • spiderman

    Lol

  • JoeTeam

    You are doing good to take your son at that age to sports so he can develop the motor, brain connects, etc. That leads to confidence!

    On any inputs, I would recommend you start with a kids ball. I found all organized bball is around the official junior sized ball, and that is too heavy for kids to get the feel for a dribble or shot. Then there is the spatial dimensions of fitting a big ball between the legs if he ever gets good. I remember for me in middle school, I kept hitting my legs with the 1 size ball we had back then, so I just never tried to improve my handles beyond just dribbling.

    The other thing is at that age, his world is pretty much you and your spouse, so 1-1 bball with him on a short kids hoop will help him develop the joy for the game.

    I used to do bball with my son in the back yard and I let him win everytime because I would mistime my comeback. This year, he’s moved onto soccer and I have to get back to bball with him so he has more breadth in sports, given there’s always a good pickup game with new friends somewhere in any town.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Forbes, the business magazine, has evaluated the Hornets as the 26th most valuable NBA franchise, at $750 million. Knicks are valued at $3 billion and the Lakers at $2.7 billion. The average NBA franchise is now worth $1.25 billion, up 13% over last year.

    The NBA started a deal with Chinese internet company Tencent in July to provide live games and other programming. The pact, worth $500 million guaranteed over five years, also has a revenue sharing component worth up to $200 million.

    See : http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2016/01/20/new-york-knicks-head-the-nbas-most-valuable-teams-at-3-billion/#61b018862d3a10c326df2d3a

  • JoeTeam

    Yes!, they have to have fun and feel the love from the parent in anything they do at that age.

    The bigger question is do you let them win or win all the time? Some in my family won all the time, and that helps their kids fight injustice and work through down times (JLin?). I have to start working on that side as I’ve tended to let my son get leads, then I can’t come back because I wait too long.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Location location location. Lakers alone got from Time Warner cable $3 bil for 20 years = $150 mil a year X 5 yrs = $750 mil.

  • Thanks for the info, Arsenium.

    In comparison, NBA current deal with ESPN is $930M/season to expire in 2016. Then it’s 3X more for the next 9 years
    It’s smaller deal but it’s important to capture more China market to generate more revenue.
    http://www.sbnation.com/2014/10/5/6916597/nba-new-tv-deal-espn-turner-24-billion

    I wonder if Tencent’s Hornets games rating would provide more profit for the Hornets.
    If they do, JLin’s presence in any NBA teams will bring a lot more interest and financial windfall.

    I wonder if JLin team can capitalize on that fact when negotiating contracts with NBA teams.
    They would benefit by planning ahead with Chinese sponsors, etc.

  • KHuang

    Sad?

    NOT ME.

    Kobe Bryant can hate on Lin all he wants, but ultimately Lin was the one guy that Kobe Bryant COULD NOT BEAT.

    Nobody knows that better than Kobe does.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hopefully JLin will get some of that:

    Sam AmickVerified account‏@sam_amick
    There’s SO much $ this summer, Mike Conley, DeMar DeRozan, Harrison Barnes, Ryan Anderson types expected by some to get max $. Chaos coming.

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/690275033122377728

  • Rick Johnson

    So it was all done in front of a green screen background? So probably Harden, Lin and Curry weren’t even in the same room.

    Joy Jeng‏@Loveforlife0323
    @JLin7 Appears in New NBA Television Spot to Celebrate Chinese New Year#NBACNY
    :http://yi.nzc.am/dbxNNL

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/690285874844672000

  • blubell

    I figured either they did it off season or they used green screen because when would they have time to get together during the season as they are in different regions.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Of course, it’s done with the special effect. No doubt about it.

  • oh boy, this will be another loss vs Magic if nothing changes on both ends of the floor

  • blubell

    They’re becoming last year’s Lakers, riddled with injuries. I hope we’re not taking the tanking route…

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Hehehehe expect Hornets have a losing streak again because of Cliff and Kemba. Any win is a surprise. As long as JLin is playing well and staying healthy, I don’t care much of Hornets anymore. Can’t wait for JLin to find a real “home.”

  • Rick Johnson

    With Zeller and Batum out I guess it’s no surprising. Nothing will change as long as Kemba is PG, doesn’t defend and doesn’t get teammates involved.

  • blubell

    Interesting that they all injured their right side…

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    They don’t need to go to the tanking route. The way how Cliff coaches and Kemba plays, it’s a loss anyway. Chances of winning is very slim unless the leopard can change its spot.

  • Linzen

    Oh boy, I really hope they can dig deep and win this game. Otherwise, with 76ers just won against Magic… Hornets will become the laughing stock of NBA.

  • CJSHYY

    What? So many injury players….? smh!

  • sws94

    We knew Lin would be starting. The question is who would start for Cody? There’s no other choice but Spencer since Cliff said Frank isn’t ready to start and he doesn’t give TH much playing time. TH should get some.

  • sws94

    What? It’s Orlando that lost to the Sixers and the Sixers have been playing more competitively even in games they lose. Very few if any are going to connect the two like that. If Hornets lose to Orlando, they lost to another playoff contending team, or one fighting to be.

  • Joe what do you know

    Anyone know if Clutch is actually a panda?? ‘Cos that bear is in all of the Chinese NY commercials I’ve seen with JLin in….

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree here…she was very favorable to Lin.

  • donsmacau

    Agree.
    Hornets have lost to worst Nuggets and Suns already.
    76ers have beaten Suns and have better than Hornets in 2016.

    If Hornets lose to Magic downward trajectory confirmed – take it one loss at a time, Sixers upward trajectory continues & keep winning should eventually catch Hornets making CHA new tankers of NBA.

  • Epie

    Hawes used to be a decent player when he was playing center in previous teams (except Clippers) Hope he finds his game.

  • heart

    Except for KW, he had a L ankle sprain a few games ago, but not serious to miss a game.

  • donsmacau

    Losing hope on Hawes.
    JLIN has had half season to work with Hawes presumably, they appear close – and on no team has JLIN ever NOT found a big-man to work with on the P&R.

    JLIN knows how to coach Big Men the intricacies of P&R so my guess is :
    a) Hawes does not have the physical skill/acumen to ROLL hard/smart with JLIN or;
    b) Hawes unmotivated to run P&R in Clifford system because Clifford is ambivalent to P&R
    c) Hawes knows JLIN is FORCED to play shooting guard for Clifford so sees no need to learn P&R from JLIN since few opportunities because JLIN doesn’t run the point and control game flow.

  • John Focker

    The “toe sprains” seem to be code for either 1) I’m pissed at Kemba’s ISO so why should I bother, or 2) I’m being traded soon so might as well rest with an “injury” that won’t affect trade value.

    The timing of Kemba’s scoring fest (and MJ and Clifford’s reaction to it) and the ticky-tac injuries is very suspicious.

    Of Kemba, Batum and Lamb, at least one is leaving team soon.

  • sws94

    To me they all seem legit. Batum’s is old. We saw what happened to Lamb. Cody showed visible pain when he got injured. Jefferson’s injury is old and he’s still rehabbing from it. Maybe Lamb could get traded because he’s been out quite a few games or maybe they saw what happened to Batum and gave him proper healing time.

  • Linzen

    You are being reasonable and looking objectively at why a game is lost. But, I don’t think the media will be so nice and go easy on the Hornets. I can totally imagine Hornets ranking at 27, under 76ers… may be above Lakers, Suns and Nets.

  • Batum shot poorly (6-27) in the last 3 games (6pts, 10pts, 0pts) so if he thinks his toe is bothering him, he’d only come back when he feels 100% so it won’t hurt his stats to get max contract next season

    JLin could’ve done the same in Jan after hurting his ankle on 12/28 vs Lakers but JLin believed in giving his best despite affecting his shooting %

    I hope JLin is back to 100% and will capitalize on another starting opportunity like his 35pts explosion vs TOR

  • heart

    I have noticed that Thunders players seem to inflict very hard fouls on opponent players, especially on team that Lin plays for. Lin was careful to not allow Ibaka or other players on Thunders to hit his wrist when he makes a lay up or injure him else where unnecessarily. Three years ago, Lin was hurt in the chest by Selfosa when he was w/Thunders. Last night game, Cody received some hard fouls and was injured unnecessarily.

  • sws94

    JLin back to 100% now? I really don’t think he is. I think that can’t happen until after the all-star break. I think he’s taped up and the Charlotte medical staff is hoping it gets no worse. I think he’s capable of 30 or so, even on the bad ankle. Sooner or later he knocks down most of the 3s he takes, that’ll make it easier for him.

  • heart

    I saw Lin slipped and fell once last night. That usually means his ankle is not back to normal yet. I know what you mean, Lin really needs to sit out for the ankle to get completely healed. But we all know Hornets need him on the floor. Lin is a conscientious hard worker. He gives his all for the team. Hope he will have his own team to lead next year.

  • Rick Johnson

    Five years? JLin isn’t going to be there five years. Tencent should have consulted us before making that deal.

  • blubell
  • wu kong

    eh winning… well that is a big question… depends on age and maturity. Learning to lose is important too. It is very hard on some to lose. They can get discouraged and not try again. When they do lose you have to be there to tell them the things they did well and maybe one or two things they could do differently next time. Older children you first ask them what they could have done differently and then maybe add some guidance to what they say. you have to also train them to reflect on what went wrong and how to course correct

    It is very important though that you do not set them up to lose/fail. Whatever they are doing needs to be within or just out of their range … not yours… not another child’s ability range… their ability range.

    in education there is a theory called Zone of Proximal Learning. Essentially it is about how you need to know where the student is ( academically or physically) and you have a zone just outside that region that they can do with guidance/assistance and a zone beyond that that they cannot do alone. You as the coach/ parent /teacher use what are called scaffolding techniques to get the student to push through to that new level. ( ex. holding a child’s hand while they learn to write letters) You have to be careful not to push the student to far too fast. ( hand a 2 yr old an artists brush and expect a Michelangelo) If they go too far past their ability to accomplish anything with guidance they will give up. They will feel and be defeated. So you guide them and then let them try on their own, step back and reassess where they are, and then guide them again.

    point of all this is slow steady increases in difficulty not huge leaps keeps a child interested and motivated.

    The basketball program above seems too much for a 3 year old. he may end up hating something that otherwise he might have been good at and loved.

  • donsmacau

    – Batum Hurt Toe #1 gets 9 DAYS rest
    – Lamb Hurt Toe missed 4 GAMES rest
    – JLIN high Ankle Sprain – gets 3 days rest; coach wants expendable JLIN back on floor pronto because nobody else plays DEFENSE

    – Batum can’t hit side of barn – so Hurt Toe #2 – anyone wanna guess how many days rest he gets?

  • Linzen

    Sigh… “CHA new tankers of NBA…” Sigh…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Don’t agree with that…Lin has never had great balance…even before the ankle injury, Lin would be slipping all over the place and sometimes, would turn the ball over because of slipping.

  • donsmacau

    My observation is JLIN was collapsing to the ground on even minimal contact so as not to stress the ankle too much while maintaining balance. Last night was better but still his motion and shot affected.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I tend to agree with you about Adidas shoes. Ever since Lin switched to Adidas shoes, Lin has slipped more often on the court. Perhaps Lin should consider to change his endorsement for better shoes.

  • Rick Johnson

    BBALLBREAKDOWN‏@bballbreakdown

    Why Jeremy Lin Is Elite in the Pick And Roll (and why the Hornets need to play him more): https://youtu.be/B-JEkpMmRIo

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/690326946643750912

  • chronoshifter

    dang it rick u beat me to it!!!! LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yawn, I’m not planning to watch. Reminds me got to make dinner reservations for Valentines day.

    https://twitter.com/JeffZillgitt/status/690327566377291778

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Tyler is only 6’9″. Hawes is over 7′. But Tyler makes jumps that Hawes is less likely to do. We have seen Hawes and Hansbrough missing layups that they should have made.
    There is no Ed Davis or Tyson Chandler on this team with sure hands. The 7 footers are less solid than Asik, not to mention Davis and Chandler.
    Cody is athletic and he can run and jump but his wing span is too short for a center and he is more agile than explosive under the rim. He’s not big Ed who can really dunk and make layup under the rim. Cody’s drive to the basket does not score as often as Ed and Chandler. They shot at a much better % than him.
    Hawes, in my opinion, is even worse under the rim but his long bombs are more reliable than Cody, Davis and Chandler in game time.
    Kaminsky seems to be the best big man as far as shooting is concerned but he has suffered problems in making his layups in NBA but he seems to be more balanced in offense and defense. I’m not surprised that Kaminsky will come out as the best center for the Hornets in the future.
    In fact, I think the natural position for Cody is power forward or even small forward. The natural position of Kaminsky is 5, the center position. Hawes seems to fit better as a PF rather than the center. Big Jeff is a real legit NBA center but unfortunately he got himself injured.

  • LinMad

    voting is rigged. How did IT get more votes in the last round than Jeremy Lin? IT wasn’t even close to Lin after the 3rd round.

  • spiderman

    Lol

  • LinMad

    lol Hawes better start learning how to dunk

  • spiderman

    Should be old news …

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    76ers become more energetic and explosive in offense and that also translate to better defense because they really get their running game going against their opposition. The long arms of the 76ers seem to affect their opposition too. Ever since MDA stepped in as associate coach, the offense has improved. No doubt this 76er team is young and energetic and they have some quality players that can make some NBA teams. There are also players that couldn’t. Hinkie has done his job to make sure the team tanks rather than plays well.
    Perhaps Brett Brown is a good coach but I haven’t seen him done anything to improve this team. Hinkie has done such a horrible job that nobody thinks it’s Brett’s fault not winning more games. But now I start having doubts to Brett in his offense. Clearly the 76ers has improved ever since MDA was hired.

  • CJSHYY

    After he complained about the voting…? BTW, So what’s Lin’s ranking now? I can’t see anything about Lin.

  • blubell

    Forget dunking. He needs to rebound!

  • blubell

    You need to click on the twitter pic to see the whole pic.
    Jeremy ended up with #8.

  • CJSHYY

    Thanks. Don’t remember what he got from last year for total votes? This year higher than last season or lower?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is made to wear so many hats in this team and none of them has been his strength. Right now, he is made to play 2 more often than 1. His cutting and driving towards the basket has improved a lot. He has proved that he could play well without the ball. He becomes more active on the court creating opportunities for his teammates and drawing defenders. His defense seems to be better but unfortunately his DRPM hasn’t been able to show that. I really think it has a lot to do with the team and specially Kemba. There was an article discussed the effect of Kemba on Lin’s game. Anyway, Lin has no choice in his roles on the court and his versatility has been helping him get more minutes. I’m all good about this.

  • LinMad

    So tencent is like $170 mln per year if the rev share does hit $200 mln. ESPN is $310 mln per year. That’s not bad considering you only have 1 Chinese player in the league right now.

  • blubell

    Last year voting result
    9.Jeremy Lin – 216,246
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/allstar/NBA_2015_voting.html

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Because Kemba would then be only secondary in scoring then.

  • LinMad

    lower, but he’s ranked higher

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a new weapon for Lin this season.

  • Linzen

    Anyone who doesn’t think this is rigged lacks common sense & basic math skills.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Batum tends to pass Lin more now he’s not scoring.

  • Rick Johnson

    BBALLBREAKDOWN‏@bballbreakdown

    @ToddKrieger1 Lin is a sensitive guy, and when the coach treats him like sh*t, he doesn’t respond well

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/690330901939490820

  • Rick Johnson

    Harvard Yearbook‏@HarvardYearbook

    #tbt to Jeremy Lin’s Sophomore year at #Harvard!

    #GetHYPed #HarvardUniversity #sports… https://www.instagram.com/p/BA0gR-aQI-W/

    https://twitter.com/HarvardYearbook/status/690322704336031745

  • blubell
  • Interesting news

    Retired Shane Battier visited 76ers to find a possible (non-playing) role

    Veteran Battier meets with Sixers
    http://articles.philly.com/2016-01-09/sports/69618021_1_brett-brown-atlanta-hawks-mike-budenholzer

  • John Focker

    Not talking about Al (can’t fake a knee surgery) or Cody at all, I specifically stated toe sprains.

    Batum and Lamb’s cases, while not 100% fabricated, it’s entirely possible that they’re being exaggerated. If anything I doubt that the injuries are more severe than Lin’s ankle. This could be indication of either 1) Lin’s expendable so what if we kill his ankle, or 2) Lin’s staying (at least ’till end of season) but Batum and Lamb need to be shelved in case they become trade chips.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Player coach?

  • spiderman

    They deserve 10 more years of Byron Scott…
    Wish they’d extend his contract

  • John Focker

    Once Jeremy once finds a permanent team that trusts him to play starter PG, I’d like to see Jared Jeffries join that team as a defensive trainer or assistant coach on D.

  • Maknusia

    ITs not Coach’s decision, its Lin’s and medical staff who decides and gives the green light

  • early ORL game thread for tomorrow since I need to travel so I won’t forget lol

    http://www.jlinportal.com/g43-cha-orl-game-thread/

    With Batum, Zeller and Lamb out, Jeremy Lin and Hawes will start the game against Orlando Magic
    – It remains to be seen if the Hornets big men will provide inside presence with rebounding and finishing strongly
    – Will all players play defense to spur their offense? Or will they resort to Kemba hero-ball which has led to multiple defensive lapses?

    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s pray and hope that gets to be 100% healthy soon and will have a chance to be the playmaker to help the Hornets to win

  • he won’t play
    probably assistant coach or something
    Knowing him, could be assistant GM or FO position

  • that’d be awesome!

  • sws94

    I don’t agree about Batum. psalm cited his numbers. He’s had that injury for awhile and last night he could do nothing on the court. There’s nothing suspicious I see at all. He’s injured. I don’t know why Lamb is out so long but it may just be he hasn’t responded to treatment and isn’t effective trying to play. It’s not easy to compare injuries. A toe injury is very serious. An ankle one can be but the type you can play on depending where the sprain is. When Lin was more compromised by his ankle it was noticeable and I think it is still noticeable in his play.

  • tom

    IT playing very well this year

  • John Focker

    Well, I got some numbers too, Jeremy 0-9 and 3-10. So Batum’s numbers dipped, but he sure can still play.

    Let me be explicit: Batum IS injured (as is Lamb), but not to the point that he (they) cannot play. So what if he’s not a 100% effective? Neither is Jeremy! Point being there are factors OTHER than injury (politics, trade scenarios) dictating which of the injured players get to rest, and for how long.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A new video! Released only an hour ago on Youtube.

  • Acbc

    Tennis coaching for 2-5 is extremely rudimentary. Often we don’t do any drills that even look like we are rallying. To be honest, unless they are truly gifted, the failure of not doing what they are supposed to do will kill the joy in the play. For example, I would have them play games that require them to push light weight tennis balls with very short 19 inch rackets and push them through and around pile ons. They compete against other teams to see who pushes the balls fastest through the pile ons. It’s fun and they learn to associate the racket face with directional control.

    If your child can’t manage a kids basketball try something even lighter and create a game that has nothing to do with shooting so that they can get the motion while having fun. Be inventive in finding “end result teaching”. Make that end result achievable while they are actually playing games. Put a target in reach of their ability on a wall and have them throw the ball above it. As they get stronger, you can challenge them even more until they’ve develop the muscle tone to throw a ball. The throw motion is a very important component of shooting because the chain of muscle activation is very important for shooting.

    “End result training with play that involves the muscle groups you want them to develop will keep them having fun while they are actually working hard. That’s the key to keeping kids interested in any sport. If they have fun, they’ll work at it. If they get bored, everything becomes work.

  • james brown

    “never say never”…some says here (not you Psalm) that sixers stink and stink well and was totaly discounted as a good team because they were losing games..But now who are calling Hornets stinker? not because a team lose meant it has no chance to be good…

    kudos to those, you know who you are!

    LOL!

  • james brown

    will cliff learn?????or just word?

  • james brown

    then he should play the bench as starters and the starters as the bench..that is dynamic!!!!

  • james brown

    given!
    but the blind people will never see it not because they have blinders but because they have no eyes to see it!

  • donsmacau

    We don’t really know what goes on. I suspect it goes something like this.

    Clifford: We really need you JLIN on defense tonight.
    JLIN: Ok coach still sore but if you really need me, I’ll try to go.

    Clifford: Lamb no pressing need for you tonight
    Lamb: Alriight coach, I won’t rush – still not 100%

    Clifford: Batum want to give you all the time you need, you’re our superstar and we want you happy.
    Batum: Thanks coach, organization really makes me feel at home; will keep that in mind contract time.

  • james brown

    and his doing affects his teammates on doing the same thing whenever there’s a chance..chaos and no team play!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In this league, you always have to work hard and your chance will come. Hawes is getting back in shape and his chance comes now for him to get back his best form before going to the Clippers.
    Go big fella. You have a good contract that guarantee you will have chances like this coming to you again and again. All you need to do is to work hard. You need to sweat more for a better future.

  • james brown

    why on earth you have to play JLIN as SG when Roberts is in the court..wasting valuable minutes for a very good opportunity is a sign that the coach needs a reality check!

  • chronoshifter

    if you get the bball breakdown app the extra 2 minutes (approximate) of analysis is very good and worth it.

  • james brown

    daniels can be a very good shooter but his defense is lacking thats why cliff is hanging him in the balance and most of the time has given lamb the chance…if he could at least make a decent defense then, i think coach cliff might find time for him.

    as to kaminsky, he’s a rook and still learning , but height cannot be learned, and if i chose between kaminsky or troy,i chose the height and learning player . right now you cannot have 2 players with has no defense or forthright learning to defend.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The recent loss is due to a disabled Batum who is plunging his exit ticket right now.
    What Hornets needs to do is to add $10m on Lin’s contract for them to succeed.

  • james brown

    doubt they will do it.

  • Brewkowski

    My favorite bball shoes were Cons then Nikes. I have a few Adidas but they’re just ok.

  • JoeTeam

    I dunno, KWL, I’ve been watching Hawes for 3 yrs now and I don’t trust his ability to have constantly good games. I really dunno, I’m not trying to disagree with you.

  • JoeTeam

    That’s a positive view … scouting is a good first step to get that career going.

  • JoeTeam

    so passive, my bad lol.

  • JoeTeam

    that’s youth, speed, and strength how low he is to the ground on that one right ankle. It’s helping him heal faster now, what he did as a kid.

  • JoeTeam

    classic western view of the eastern raise man. Totally untrue, based on false understanding of the signals a strong Asian man gives off. The nuances escape westerners. Those who seek understanding get it.

  • JoeTeam

    Thanks wu kong. This proximal learning is also good as I try an unidentified sort of this when I try to do remedial work with work folks who have been beaten up by life or had developed bad habits. Your comments here help me with adult coaching as well as in thinking through how I keep up with my son’s growing. You mentioned once that you have a daughter doing well in life, so I respect what you say here!

  • TTNN

    I feel this is a bait just for Lin fans to download his app, but I think will take the bait, lol.
    Coach Nick is pretty sneaky, he had bball breakdown on Lin’s game when Lin was in summer league, and at that time, he said Lin will play oversea or Euroleague. Then after Linsanity, he actually went back and changed that video’s ending and said Lin is a NBA player, lol. Give credit he picked Lin to breakdown really early, I just don’t like that he went back to change his prediction.

  • TTNN

    well, that’s a hug in a game Lin did very well, and then after that game, Lin don’t get any chance to do that again. So pretty much the same hug with Kemba too.

  • chronoshifter

    Hi TTNN, just FYI the bballbreakdown app is free and you can always delete it if you change your mind. Thanks for bringing up that point about his summer league success, i don’t remember if i watched that one! I guess i don’t really mind the fact that he changed that video, perhaps Lin’s play changed his mind and therefore he wanted to change the video to also support him. I don’t really care since it is to JLin’s benefit anyway.

  • grover chang

    This site is great, thanks for all the sage advice. Will try to keep it fun as well.

  • grover chang

    Thanks for the great advice. True we are our kids world right now. I am hoping sports will help with his perseverance and confidence.

  • grover chang

    Thanks for the great advice. This site is wonderful and has great info. We just had two practices and although the other kids could make baskets I was thinking this was too much for my boy. I don’t want to push too much either. Although he is still excited about going. Love the nerf idea. I think I will go back and start there again so he could focus more on his form and still have fun.

  • grover chang

    I agree this site is great. I appreciate the support. Fun and confidence and physical growth are more goals as well.

  • grover chang

    Thanks, appreciate the help.

  • grover chang

    thanks for the help. I’m going to go back to a smaller hoop as well to keep it fun.

  • grover chang

    Thanks for the help. looked at a couple videos and one stage motion is what kids are doing. not my son. He was trying to heave it. Will try to show him how to use his whole body.Trying to keep it fun for him since he’s only 3.

  • grover chang

    Practical advice. Thanks. My son was doing the exact opposite. Excited to try teaching him the proper form this weekend. Trying to keep it fun for him since he’s only 3.

  • wu kong

    my Daughter is in Medical school married a great young man who is also in Medical school. I think she is great! ha ha but a mother is supposed to think that right?!!?

    I think the proximal learning info/method is good for practically anything you are trying to learn… from a baby learning to walk to an older adult trying to learn to use a smart phone 🙂 I think this is how we fundamentally learn things. Glad you like the info… there is plenty more out there… look under basic education theories Proximal Development/Learning. 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    I see how my dad raised me and while he was that generation’s tougher on me, and I reacted by being too much a good soldier boy (with no social network snarky comeback instincts), it help me go far in life. I think the key is to teach kids how to use different modes that are within us to always have choice. A 3-12 yr old is always trying to expand beyond themselves, and maybe we are too 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Hey we’re here at the same time yay! You the Great Mom!

    I want to add to your proximal method something I learned when I was about 29 – one has to deconstruct oneself to grow. For example, if I wanted to be better at basketball, I have to set my ego aside and my pride, and pretend that I don’t know Jarrett about the game. The everyone would welcome teaching me, and I am ready and willing. In time, I become average again, and that is what Soliari would have meant in the Amadeus movie when he said, “I am the patron saint of mediocrity.” After being average, one can become good. Cycling on that, one can have mastery. From there, it’s all in our human potential.

    So, mastery can be aimed for through deconstruction of self, and I will add to that your concepts if proximal learning!

    This is why I love the JLin journey, because he’s up against growth hurdles, he wants to be a master level person in what he does, and we have his example of humility (deconstruction, even in his $2m salary) and this community for me to keep learning.

    God Speed in a Sat!