Jeremy Lin and his Free Agency Prospects

 

Jeremy Lin is entering his first Unrestricted Free Agency in his NBA career. It would interesting to observe the team that may be offering him and the choice that he would make to fulfill his dream.

 

SOURCE: Greg from Sportige has some good look at the available teams in NBA

 

Boston Celtics – The Celtics have Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Phil Pressey, Isaiah Thomas and they also drafted Terry Rozier. Not that Lin isn’t a good fit for this team, but the slate is full.

Brooklyn Nets – Deron Williams, Jarrett Jack and now also Steve Blake, although he might be moved on, who knows. Jeremy Lin would be an upgrade for them, but for a team that can’t run and with a rather uncreative head coach in Lionel Hollins, this doesn’t really make sense.

New York Knicks – A lot of people want this to happen again. The Knicks need someone like Lin, who isn’t just a better player than whatever they have at this position (washed up Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant, a rookie), but will also create some buzz among fans. But the Knicks shouldn’t be touched with a 3000-mile stick by Lin.

Philadelphia 76ers – Can the 76ers use Lin? Yes. But should Lin go there? Nope. The 76ers haven’t got their tanking plans figured out. This is a team to stay away from for pretty much everyone.

Cleveland Cavaliers – Maybe more of a mixed choice. Kyrie Irving means not a lot of chances to start, and if Matthew Dellavedova is re-signed that’s another player to fight over minutes with. LeBron James (unless he leaves)  means not getting to touch the ball a whole lot. This is a good team to play for, but Lin would be wasted on it.

Atlanta Hawks – Jeff Teague and Dennis Schorder as his backup. Not going to happen for Lin.

Toronto Raptors – Interesting. Kyle Lowry right now is their point guard but he might be traded. Greivis Vasquez was traded. Delon Wright, a point guard, is the Raptors first round rookie, but he won’t stand in the way of Lin starting. But if Lowry is traded, it might mean the Raptors are tanking. How badly does Lin want a starting job?

Chicago Bulls – The only point guard the Bulls have signed right now is Derrick Rose. Aaron Brooks and Kirk Hinrich are free agents. They need a backup to Rose, and backing up Rose means minutes and even starting opportunities. Fred Hoiberg brings along a great offensive flavor with him. Interesting opportunity for Lin.

Detroit Pistons – Regardless of whether Stan Van Gundy thinks Lin is a good fit, a lot here depends on what happens with Jennings – is he traded or not, and most importantly Reggie Jackson and his re-signing saga. The Pistons offer an interesting opportunity to Lin, but it’s had to say whether or not that’s actually realistic right now.

Indiana Pacers – The Pacers have been one of the teams mentioned as showing interest in Lin, and why not? They have George Hill and basically no one else, especially if Rodney Stuckey is going to sign somewhere else. Lin can make Hill play some two-guard and help the Pacers in their attempts to play fast-paced basketball for once.

Milwaukee Bucks – Described by many as an ideal landing spot for Lin, but that doesn’t happen unless the Bucks start offloading some guards, which they have quite a lot of. Lin would make sense for them because it gives them a player who knows what to do with the ball instead of simply lowering his head and running into a wall of players.

Charlotte Hornets – Lin isn’t going to start for them, but their only point guard right now is Kemba Walker, with Mo Williams hitting free agency again. Lin could carve out a nice playing niche with the Hornets, where he can do some nice things with big men like Al Jefferson and Frank Kaminsky.

Miami Heat – A lot of unknowns right now. Dwyane Wade is unsigned, and so is Goran Dragic. The Heat don’t want Mario Chalmers or Shabazz Napier anymore. But if Dragic and Wade are on the team, Lin won’t have too many minutes of having the ball in his hands, but backing up the two and being part of some three-man rotation on two spots isn’t a bad idea.

Orlando Magic – Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo are going to start in the Magic’s backcourt. Beyond that? Lin has a chance to get minutes here, but being coached by a hard head like Scott Skiles, despite his point guard past, might not be the best of solutions for Lin.

Washington Wizards – The backcourt of Bradley Beal and John Wall doesn’t leave a lot of place and mintues for others. Ramon Sessions is also going to eat up minutes Lin doesn’t want to lose.

Denver Nuggets – Another team rumored to be interested in Lin. Mike Malone isn’t a bad coach to play for as well. However, the Nuggets still have Ty Lawson on the team and drafted Emmanuel Mudiay. Lin’s answer is probably not here.

Minnesota Timberwolves – Ricky Rubio, Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin, Andrew Wiggins. Not enough minutes or balls to include Lin in as well.

Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook isn’t great to play behind, but they also have D.J. Augustin and Dion Waiters. Lin won’t find minutes or the right role on this team.

Portland Trail Blazers – They do need a backup point guard to Damian Lillard, but he plays almost 36 minutes a night. There’s also Wesley Matthews and C.J. McCollum in this backcourt. Lin could do a lot of good on this team, but it’s hard to see him getting too many minutes, which means he needs somewhere else.

Utah Jazz – Trey Burke and Dante Exum aren’t going anywhere soon, and Gordon Hayward gets to handle the ball quite a lot as well. Lin won’t find his answer here.

Golden State Warriors – Very interesting option for a number of reasons, especially if Leandro Barbosa doesn’t stay. Stephen Curry means no starting spot for Lin, but playing on a second unit next to Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala isn’t bad at all, and the Warriors do love some small ball set ups. There’s also the huge following Lin will have in the Bay Area. Not the best option in terms of minutes and a starting spot, but great in other aspects.

Los Angeles Clippers – With Jamal Crawford backing up the guard positions, Paul Pierce probably arriving and Lance Stephenson joining the team, before we even mention Chris Paul as the starting point guard, there’s no room here for Lin.

Los Angeles Lakers – Been there, done that, won’t happen.

Houston Rockets – A better fit than the Lakers, but still, no place for Lin to be at.

Phoenix Suns – If Brandon Knight doesn’t re-sign with them there’s clearly an opportunity for Lin to maybe even find a starting role (the Suns play a lot of two-point guard sets), but a lot is unclear at the moment about their roster of guards besides Eric Bledsoe.

Sacramento Kings – As we’ve mentioned, this might be perfect for Lin. But that depends on the Kings not making a move for Ty Lawson or Rajon Rondo, although Lin should still have a place to play significant minutes with them on the team as well. Too murky and unclear right now.

Dallas Mavericks – The Dallas Mavericks need a point guard bad. Lin could be fantastic for them, and also teaming up with his bromance buddy, Chandler Parsons. The Mavericks need a lot of other things as well, and will go after LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan before making other moves.

Memphis Grizzlies – No starting role here for Lin. But backing up Mike Conley and getting some minutes behind him? Only if Beno Udrih is traded, but right now, doesn’t seem like too many minutes to go around for Lin to poach.

New Orleans Pelicans – Alvin Gentry knows offense, but is there room for Lin? If Jrue Holiday is healthy, he’s starting. Tyreke Evans gets a lot of time with the ball as well. The Pelicans were happy with Norris Cole, but he’s a free agent. Not a great place for Lin to land in.

San Antonio Spurs – Could be amazing for Lin, as Tony Parker plays less minutes than before, Manu Ginobili might not return and only Patty Mills eating up point guard minutes. But there are a lot of ifs to consider, so right now, without the Spurs making moves to clear a way for a new point guard, it’s not going to happen.

 

Which TEAM do you think Jeremy Lin will play next season? (choose up to 3 answers)
  • blubell

    First 🙂

  • Nitron

    2nd 🙂

  • Rzo Vlade

    3rd :)>

  • Rzo Vlade

    for contender heres my wishlist

    bulls….move rose sg…butler sf let jlin distribute between them if not he can back up rose
    mavericks….definitely will start
    spurs
    pelicans…..move jrue to sg (he was sg in college)

  • Briiick

    4th fan.

  • Maknusia

    Can I be the 5th?!

  • zxcvb

    I completely disagree with Greg about Philly. Here’s why (repost from before):

    – They have zero established PGs on the roster.
    – Brett Brown is one of the few coaches to praise Lin highly.
    – Sixers play an extremely fast pace.
    – They play in the much weaker East.
    – There’s a large Asian population in Philly.
    – Lin lights up the Sixers every year; had some of his best games against them.
    – Hinkie loves to inflate his players’ stats. So even if he’s traded, Lin can pad his stats and reestablish himself.

    To be honest, Sixers are probably the best place for Lin. Dallas could be great too, but Chandler “Point-Forward” Parsons will take a lot of possessions away from Lin. A lot can change in the next week or two — so who knows? Maybe a place like Utah or Indiana suddenly becomes a viable option.

  • real-dsb

    Here’s my wish list, in no particular order. I would like to see Lin on an EC team and see what he can do there in the weaker conference. I think WC is too stacked right now. If Lin remained in WC, then I would want him on a playoff team and have consistent minutes and role. Please no more “old school” (as in outdated) coaches like McHale and Scott.

    PHI – probably not going to win games, but at least stat padding and some young, talented big men.
    CLE – when Kyrie goes down with his next injury, Lin could be the next “Wade” with LeBron.
    CHI – when Rose goes down with his next injury, Lin would be starting PG. Not sure what kind of coach Hollins is though.
    IND

    I only want Lin in WC if he can play for a top coach, even if he comes off the bench, as long as they utilize his strengths and he has consistent role and minutes.
    GSW – they could’ve use a guard like Lin when they were struggling with their outside shots in the playoffs.
    DAL – No Monta, good. I’m fine with Parsons.
    SAS – Pops.

  • real-dsb

    “Lin lights up the Sixers every year; had some of his best games against them.”

    But if Lin plays on the Sixers, he won’t be able to pad stats against them! =p

  • zxcvb

    Haha, I know you’re joking but just so there’s no confusion for others…

    What I mean is that Lin has repeatedly performed well in front of Brown and Hinkie. It’s silly but NBA personnel are still swayed by the “eye test.” If a player does well/poorly when they’re actually watching them play or workout, then that’s what they remember first.

  • zxcvb

    While I favor PHI and DAL, if Lin is forced to come off the bench, then I’d prefer Chicago.

    All I know about Fred Hoiberg is that he’s a young, white, “modern” coach who achieved a major turnaround at Iowa State. And as people have said, being Rose’s backup is the next best thing to being a starter.

  • real-dsb

    ah, I see. excellent point

  • real-dsb

    oops, you’re right. I meant Hoiberg not Hollins for CHI coach.

  • Rick Johnson
  • real-dsb

    http://hoopshype.com/2015/06/11/nba-free-agency-2015-the-top-point-guards-available-this-offseason/

    A list of the top PG free agents.
    Goran Dragic – supposedly Miami will offer him 5 yr x $16M
    Brandon Knight – got 5 yr x $14M

    The Lakers really tanked Lin’s value this year. I’m expecting Lin to get a contract around 3-4 yrs x $8-10M. But it may be less/shorter if he decides to accept less to go to a top contender.

  • Maknusia

    I would like to see him get 1 yr + 1 player option.

    Seeing how things were last 2 seasons, I would rather have him playing it safe

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah and also better for upcomming jump in the cap 2016 a lot of star are wanting 1 year deal cause of the tv deal coming 2016

  • Maknusia

    The only thing JL lacked was FGA…he better learn to take his shots this season, 6-8FGA aint gonna cut it

  • 1mtoldman

    “learn to take his shots”. what’s he supposed to do? go rondo and tell the coach waht to do? if you actually watched the games, scott would instruct lin waht to do coming up the court and im sure if he refused (as many “lin fans” wanted him to do) he would have been permanent dnp/cd.

    if a borderline super star (at the time) like rondo cna’t go against the coaches/star players wishes; why would anyone expect lin to be able to?

    i felt late in the season lin was actually shooting too much forcing shots, thats why his shooting % went down.

    he was playing in a system and with a coach we was dictating play that did not permit him shots. (with exceptions were obvious).

    the shots were for (progressively over the season) kobe, then hill, then clarkson.

    (lin still until his injury sit out at the end, was up until like the last game or two leading the team in total points and assists for the season).

    yes he needs more fga’s; but thats not something he can demand or acheive in disregard to the directions of the coach (or star players with star power in the case of lebron/kobe/melo–actually at this point with kobe i think given just a one year exit leash and melo up against the equally celebrated phil j. only lebron can dictate team terms).

    so the important thing is not that he goes where he gets paid the most (the teams that have progressively paid him the most have progerssively shown him the most disprespcet), not that he goes where he can “start” (there are few places in the league now he could go and assume to be a starter)–but rather go where he as he has said can “fit”.

    where he will have a realistic chance at minutes and not be held back by agendas that contradict the best aspects of his game.

  • 1mtoldman

    i know a lot about hoiberg. and its all postive with two possible qualifiers. the first is he has serious health issues has had multiple major heart surgeries; and the second: the last iowa state coach the bulls hired has the second worst winning % in the history of the nba.

  • 1mtoldman

    philly would be good for 1 year. as you say ish smith and isiah caanan two ex 4th string rockets pgs were the “starters” at the end of the season.

    and hinkie (and the stock brokers owning the 6ers) are addicted to playing the market, flipping assets, collecting assets and then selling them off.

    anyone who actually does well will be let go anyway; lin could do a 1 year showcase which would be in both his and the 6ers interests with a second year player option. which could then be opted out of to jump in on the giant new “tv contract” money cap expansion next year when (with many players waiting for that to secure long term contracts) roster complimentary parts would be more stable.

    dallas is also good especially if the “charismatic” mr. c. can continue to hustle (and be sucessfull in so doing) other top front court players there. im not too concerned about parsons taking shots, he’s not really skilled enuf scorer to take shots with the capacity of an ellis for example.

    i also like utah, have always liked utah (tho culturally might be a big odd fit)–still, they have no guards of any consequence at the moment and a potential great front court/wings.

    gobert was the most improved player in the nba post all star game. once he got a chance to start.

    (also lin in utah with gobert might get sophie p. back here which would liven up the place a bit–in any event this place needs some more lin news happening to get the ladies in general back here, gets too toxic with mostly men, too much like “that other” alleged lin fan site).

  • Filler-up

    Kings’ organisation is totally unstable. I wouldn’t want Lin to go there. I think Indiana ticks a lot of boxes – Hill is not that good a starter, they need offense, decent coach and Eastern conference. The only issue is there are no bigs to pnr with on that team. I like Toronto but their line up is not that beneficial to Lin and Demar is an inefficient player. I like Dallas but only if they land DeAndre. I think Tyson is done. Chicago is a very intriguing spot as well with the talent and unselfishness of that team, plus they play in the East. That would be my pick for Lin. Imagine him, Rose and Butler as a three headed monster guard line-up.

  • Maknusia

    I’m not disagreeing with you…on the reasons…but he just need to figure it out

  • dolphin2k2

    Brandon Knight just got an offer for 5 yr 70 mil from the Sun where he will be a starter. If Lin get much less than that, his agent is not doing his job.

  • CJSHYY

    What happen to Bledsoe?

  • Alain Gervais

    i doubt lin would want 5 years. maybe 2 with a second year option.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nathan Gottlieb tried to get to the bottom of the rumor that the Knicks were going after Lin. Here is what he said in a series of tweets today :

    So far the NY papers have nothing on this. But they know Alex Kennedy [who tweeted the rumor] so I’m sure they’re checking their sources. I just sent messages to my old Knicks beat buddy, now a top NYTimes columnist, Harvey Araton and asked if he had sources to check on it.

    Araton: “Makes no sense. Two point guards under contract in Calderon and Galloway plus the Notre Dame rookie. Unless they have a move planned and want to really piss off Melo.”

    Knix have long tried to move Calderon. But pissing off Melo may be what they try to do. Why? Because NY insiders think Jackson wants to move Melo. Melo has a no-trade clause. He can waive it. If Lin pisses him off, he could waive [it].

    Let’s be clear on this: I [Gottlieb] am not in favor of Lin going to NY with the Triangle and maniac owner. I’m merely reporting to you a Lin rumor. And let’s be crystal clear on this: just because Knix might try to sign Lin does not mean Lin will sign. I’m guessing he wants no part of NY.

  • guest

    I hope Lin won’t get himself into such a political, messy situation. Phil JacksonJackson warns to sign Lin just so to puss off Melo? Does Dolan agree? Don’t forget Dolan is held to ransom by CAA as he wants to be a super rock star. SMH

  • CJSHYY

    If Dolan is not agree then who is going to pay Lin’s salary?

  • CJSHYY

    I think AK sure will not say something if it’s not true? We will know soon… if Lakers & NYK, I will pick NYK. My friend in Taiwan told me. Lin said he will do the practice w Nash again when he comes back to state.

  • They will still try trade him if there’s any taker
    The Suns just drafted Devin Booker to be the SG to play Klay Thompson’s role as a sharpshooter.
    Plus they want to move away from 3-guard lineup that caused Dragic to want to be traded

  • Lin playing in a triangle under Fisher wouldn’t exactly be the best fit he can find in the FA.
    Plus the messy situations w/ Dolan and Melo.

    At this point, it might be just rumors to push Melo’s button by Phil

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think PJ can move Melo. Melo will not move himself out of NYK either.

  • CJSHYY

    Sun is not happy w Bledsoe? Sun is good too bad they don’t want Lin. They have good players & coach. Also pay good salary. smh!

  • Rick Johnson

    Well, hopefully it increases his market value for other teams but I don’t want him to get into the Knicks mess. Seems like a pathological toxic organization.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • I agree. Knicks and Nuggets have bad owners causing toxic environment in the organization.
    Better to stay away from them

  • The story is Suns can’t come to agreement last season w/ Bledsoe but relented so they can still trade him w/ a long-term contract before it gets more expensive when the new CBA takes place.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree..Philly is really his best option if he wants to start and put up some numbers….

    Also, Lin would at least have plenty of big men to run PnR…Maybe too many…On the negative side, playing 2 centers onm the starting line-up may clog up the lane for Jeremy to drive in.

  • Charlie S

    I think best case is Dallas. A championship contender, and JLin would be vying for starting PG.

    Philly is another option. You would think they can’t be a bottom feeder forever. Maybe JLin is the missing piece they need?

    Anyone know about Fred Hoiberg and the Bulls? Possible destination with the health of Rose always a question.

    IF, if Manu retires Spurs would be an option. 6th man and championship contender.

    Generate buzz by talking about Knicks, Rockets, and Lakers to increase value. But obviously don’t go back to those places.

  • JoeTeam

    hehe Lin can be the missing piece for a lot of teams.

  • Alain Gervais

    let them drive up lins value. knicks messed up 3 years ago. lin has better options now. same goes for rox. just use them to get higher price

  • Rick Johnson

    Alan HahnVerified account‏@alanhahn

    Alan Hahn retweeted Wine Cooler Papi

    Lin could be a good Triangle fit, but does he want to be in New York? Last time around, his family didn’t want it.

    https://twitter.com/alanhahn/status/615564974136627200

  • Alain Gervais

    from what lin is saying in interviews knicks will not be an option unless they use pnr a lot. lin doing the lebron silent leverage. basically saying what he want and he better get it or else

  • dolphin2k2

    LOL, I wish. But LBJ is a superstar in the league. People’s opinion of Lin ranges from a good backup to not belonging in the league.

  • Brent Yen
  • Brent Yen

    Hi all….in less than 48 hours, sources will pop out and talks will officially begin. Exciting!

  • Rick Johnson

    Looks like a PG spot opening up on the Nets:

    https://twitter.com/NotoriousOHM/status/615591724711288832

  • CJSHYY

    But where can he go? King?

  • CJSHYY

    I know but so far he only mentioned Lakers & GSW, plus he wants to start… so Lakers will be better than NYK?

  • CJSHYY

    Last time around, his family didn’t want it. He means 3 years ago?!

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s so injury prone and with that big contract I’d think teams would be dumb to take him but how knows. I think taking Rondo would be dumb too but heard that Kings interested in him so who knows.

  • BobbyH

    If a team as glamorous as Lakers can hire BS, I guess there are a lot of NBA teams that would think they are smartest guys in NBA to take those on the book (inflated) value.

  • Yess …I’m curious to see which teams will be talking to JLin first

  • I just added a Public Poll (see above)
    “Which TEAM do you think Jeremy Lin will play next season?” (choose up to 3 answers)

  • CJSHYY

    Hate to say this but from what Lin said in Taiwan’s interview. Lakers is very likely will be his next team. Plus he said he will do another practice w Nash again when he go back to USA. I do wish Lakers is off the list.

  • BobbyH

    No NOP?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s why I doubt Nets can really trade DW. His high salary will be hard for team to take him. $20M per year & still 2 more years left.

  • PPP

    Any cap space guru here?

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope other doors open for him where he can start and shine but I could see how the Lakers would want to keep him for the bench. Even with their lousy team last season the bench lead by Lin was one of the best in the league. The GSW showed in the finals how important a deep rotation and good bench are. In fact Iguodala who came off the bench the entire season ended up the MVP. Not advocating it but I could see it happening.

  • I agree with Sportige article that it’s not likely but I’ll add it anyway

  • BobbyH

    Not very likely but possible. You never know. And thanks for accommodating my request.

  • true. I might add the rest of them if needed (although it’s too long)

  • CJSHYY

    I believe what Lakers promised Lin it’s a starter job. They are going to trade #2 pick. I really hope more teams can offer him. GSW also needs to make the trade before they can do anything so… I doubt we can really hear any news before Lin really go back to USA.

  • I don’t like adding Lakers to the list but I’ll add it anyway *sigh*

  • CJSHYY

    I can understand that but the more I hear what Lin said the more I think I was right about Lakers is front runner for him… smh! I thought this was end after the draft night… More teams show up please.

  • Rick Johnson

    What did he say? Is there a translation somewhere?

  • CJSHYY

    He said something like 2 pick?! Lakers & GSW.. both waiting for trade before he can make any decision. He wants to start …. He will do the practice w Nash again when he back to USA…. All these it’s not Lakers who else?!

  • Rick Johnson

    But working out with Nash doesn’t necessarily mean Lakers. Nash isn’t a Laker either on July 1 not as a player, not as a coach. They could just be friends.

  • Dorothy

    Seriously, if Lin is back to Lakers, I am done with NBA, not that I am of any importance, just want to keep good health and live longer

  • BobbyH

    No. The answer is to a question under the context that if Lin gets to choose the teams he used to play for, which team he prefers to go back.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…I feel you

  • BobbyH

    Believe Lin, he is not that dumb or weak.

  • BobbyH

    Another hypothetical question: If Lakers, Knicks and Rockets are teams to choose, which do you prefer Lin to pick?

    I would say Knicks, at least the fans and media in Big Apple appreciate him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wouldn’t you want to see when Kobe has to retire (hasn’t finished one of last 3 seasons), Scott gets fired the same day. Mark Madsen takes over and has JLin starts PnRing the other teams to death? Heck I’d give 15% chance Kobe does a Nash, doesn’t even start the season and collects his $25 mil. I’m guessing 15%, he doesn’t start season, 70% chance he doesn’t finish, 15% chance he finises the season.

  • Brent Yen

    I probably choose ROX because of the more competitive roaster.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess Lakers sure do promise Lin something… that’s why after his exit interview, his good friend who had vacation w him after this… sent the tweet said something like ” he will not mind Lin back to wear Lakers uniform….?! “

  • CJSHYY

    NYK. Bc compare to these two teams or the last 3 years what Lin went through… NYK is good… LOL!

  • BobbyH

    LOL. Pick the one apple that is less rotten.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The 3 most likely team that I believe Lin should go with is:
    1)Philly
    2)Dallas
    3)Knicks

    Those are really the 3 team that offers him the best chance to re-capture Linsanity all over again.

  • CJSHYY

    But M&M are still in charge & CF, fans are not welcome him at all. Everything will back to old days again. NYK will change their roaster. Plus east it’s more easy to make it to playoff.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe only NYK will offer him if the rumor it’s true. Mav? Not sure bc just read the tweet from Mav’s reporter, he talked about Mo William not Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    I just think NYK will not treat him any better.

  • I am The Jason

    I personally think Lin should go to the East Conference. but if he wants to stay in the West then my pick would be Dallas. I would consider Sacramento but that organization is dysfunctional right now. In the East I would choose either Philly or Indiana. Philly with that young core or Indiana to team up with PG13 and move George Hill to the SG position.

  • Brent Yen

    I am just not sure if Philly really wanna win or not

  • CJSHYY

    I think Only NY really trust him as a PG. Rox & Lakers likes him but also for his Asia market. But from what Lin said in Taiwan, sounds to me so far NYK had not talked to him yet…He only talked about Lakers & GSW.

  • Brent Yen

    I believe he will get many offers….and from the past experience. His final destination was never been correctly predicted anyway…lol

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so. I don’t want him back to Lakers. Just don’t trust Kobe & BS. Also Buss family. They are just too weak when vs Kobe. smh!

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. They rebuild for a while but still going no where?! Don’t know what they are doing for the future plan?!

  • Brent Yen

    They have so many picks to a point, where they start to lose their value on those rookie contract. They need to start building….

  • Rick Johnson

    Knew that was coming:

    Mark MedinaVerified account‏@MarkG_Medina

    Lakers declined their team option on Jordan Hill

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/615617535044534272

  • Grace

    Lin mentioned (only) Lakers and GSW because the question was something like, “IF you have to go back to the teams you played with, which ones would you choose?”

  • CJSHYY

    So Hill is FA now?!

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir..

  • Rick Johnson
  • I’m not a cap space expert but here is a good MavsMoneyBall article.
    It says Mavs has ~ $30M cap space after renouncing Tyson’s massive cap hold so there should be enough for Lin & Green if they are interested. But it also says they prioritize front court & wing 1st before PG position.

    http://www.mavsmoneyball.com/2015/6/25/8842283/monta-ellis-nba-free-agency-2015-dallas-mavericks-what-happens-next

  • I am The Jason

    I truly believe if Lin goes to Philly, then Hinkie will stop this tanking mentality because he is scaring away free agents and the rookies he is drafting away from their big market. Lin could change the culture there like he did in NY plus they really don’t have PG to run the team.

  • CJSHYY

    But his answer also pretty much about his FA status.

  • I am The Jason

    The Lakers are really placing all their chips on FA. Too bad Byron Scott is still the coach.

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Wow! That’s good. Maybe Mav can open the door for Lin now?!

  • CJSHYY

    To tell the truth, if I am a GM I will pick Mo Williams too. He’s still good.

  • Grace

    yes, but his answer was constrained by the question. He cannot mention other teams.

  • CJSHYY

    But this was pretty much match what he said in China before… when asked about his FA … Well, hope more teams show up. It’s almost July. We will know the answer soon.

  • CJSHYY

    I think the reporter wants to know is he going back to Rox or not bc in Taiwan the news said Rox wants him…?!

  • Grace

    let me try to find the videos – JLin’s answers were politically correct (as always).

  • chan c

    Exciting days ahead! All the best in Free Agency , JLin! 🙂

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir!

  • Brent Yen

    NBA.com just said Ish smith is one of the top 5 FA PGs…..Lin excluded….lol

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  • Grace

    I found the video (starts at 33:23); pay attention to the 2nd question, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9D_OrKI1Tk

  • Grace

    Frustrating as well – to witness how they devalue JLin’s abilities. I pray all will work out.

  • zxcvb

    He won’t. People here didn’t listen to the actual question asked. It was a hypothetical about “if you HAD to REJOIN a team you already played for…”

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. I’m laughing at people who actually think Lin wants to go back there.

  • zxcvb

    No, he didn’t say the Lakers (or Warriors) were on his list at all. A fan asked him a fun hypothetical question: “If you had to rejoin a team you already played for, which would it be?”

  • zxcvb

    I couldn’t care less about $$$, though. It’s irrelevant for Lin considering his marketing potential. Even last year, he made more money than Harden!

    it’s all about fit/coaching.

  • Alain Gervais

    i think it will show his real value. many teams will give ask for lin services. just watch lol 😛

  • zxcvb

    Doesn’t matter. When Hinkie tanks, he INFLATES the stats of his assets to get a good trade deal.

    Just look at MCW, Evan Turner, Thad Young, Spencer Hawes, Jrue Holiday. They all had their best stats for the Sixers because of the fast pace and green light they received to inflate their numbers.

    At the very least, Lin can pump up his stats (like Brandon Knight) and earn back his credibility as a quality starter, facilitating a trade to a contender in need (e.g. Indiana or something).

  • Brent Yen

    Good point

  • Acbc

    IMO, Lin understands the situation of his relative value in the league. He understand it as an economics would of the what drives the stock market up or down. What a commodity is worth does not equate value. We all know Lin is worth a lot to any team “IF” that team truly values what he can add to the team chemistry.

    A long time ago, when I was a kid, Japanese products were consider cheap and inferior to any world products. So were Korean products. Now, it’s chinese products that are considered cheap. Japanese cars and stereos are all now considered to be superior to most North American products.

    Lin understands what his value is in the marketplace of the NBA. He is considered to be cheap and it insults all Lin fans when we can clearly see the bias. Honda racing has won at every level of motorcycle racing and yet, they can never compete in value to their worth in the market place because people want Harley Davidsons. It boggles the mind that consumers want dinosaur technology instead of high tech performance. What Lin is worth isn’t what is valued.

    Lin has done an amazing job of marketing himself in a hostile environment. When he started in the league, they said he would wash out in less than a season… That he was a promotional gimmick for the GSWs. Then he became a fluke, a flash in the pan. Then he was a unreliable ball handler and a defensive liability. Then he was a third string guard. Well now he is considered to be a valuable commodity as a solid back up guard.

    The point is, Lin has the tenacity to ignore his critics and keep his joe in the doorway no matter how many times the haters want to slam the door against his foot. Sure it hurt like h***, but Lin will never give up and continue to change the minds of the critics slowly and grudgingly they all have to eventually admit that they were all wrong.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir

  • zxcvb

    If the Mavs want Matthews, Lin and Jordan, while re-signing Aminu, I think they’ll have to let Barea go. Just a number game.

  • zxcvb

    That’s a good point too. The city, fans and media are getting restless and Okafor seems disappointed to be in Philly. Gotta start playing for real — and they have the Lakers’ 1st rd pick next year too.

  • Grace

    The past season he was paid well but the 2 seasons previous to that, only 5m/yr.

    I’m also for fit/coach over pay. I think making a statement (proving people’s perceptions wrong) is more important.

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL

    Jeff Ma‏@jeffma

    Under Armour one ups Lebron and Nike

    https://twitter.com/jeffma/status/615637326190936064

  • Grace

    very well said! I guess we all have to endure this time and patiently wait for the day when Asians or Asian-Americans will be considered equal athletes.

    “economist” – 🙂

  • GoodDayLA

    I believe Lin will end up on the Sixers, Toronto, Warriors, Portland. I do not see other options.

    I also don’t believe he wants to play in Indiana or Milwakee type places unless they make him starting PG.

  • GoodDayLA

    Portland, Sixers, Warriors, or Toronto. Only chances to play in places near ocean cities.

  • GoodDayLA

    If Phil Jackson is trying to stick it to Carmelo and really play team ball, he could sign Lin. But even if PJ willing, I’m sure Dolan is saying no chance in h*** ever for Lin to go back.

  • Rick Johnson

    New Orleans?

  • GoodDayLA

    Perhaps maybe. Alvin Gentry will have to be willing to play him. I feel there are too many guards in New Orleans.

    The reason NO works is because if the Gm and coaches ask Asik and ANderson about Lin, I have a feeling both guys will say “YES WE WANT TO PLAY WITH LIN” emphatically.

    I know Gentry believes in MDA, but does he believe in Lin?

  • GoodDayLA

    Knicks. Carmelo is not that good. Lin can use his on court talent to beat him off. Lin cannot shake Kobe and Harden.

  • Rick Johnson

    Has Anderson played with Lin?

  • GoodDayLA

    I can actually see Jackson signing Lin just to piss off Carmelo. but I don’t think Lin is stupid enough to go back there even with the false promise of “starting”

  • Lemonbar808

    I don’t know how anyone would consider Ish to be a Top 5 FA PG. Someone is greasing someone else’s hand here >.>

  • bolero

    He’s implying something. Probably heard about Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Grace, let me save you some trouble. cjshyy had a vision in which he saw Lin playing for the Lakers again next season. On the one hand he says he worries it will happen. On the other, he is convinced the vision will come to pass. No matter which team Lin does play for next season, cj will visualize him in a Lakers uniform. No amount of evidence or persuasion will change his mind or deter him from repeating his obsessive belief that Lin will re-sign with the Lakers.

  • Grace

    LOL
    The Lakers is a very popular team. It would have been ideal to be associated with them if the fit was right.

  • Rick Johnson

    Trading D. Will now this so that’s two PG’s down for the Nets:

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/615656052198129664

  • GoodDayLA

    yes

  • GoodDayLA

    Sir, you are totally lost.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If that were his motivation I wouldn’t mind. Instead it’s an obsessive misinterpretation of Lin’s words, the meaning of which he alone can decipher. LOL.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Is it not possible to form two columns? I have this hunch about the Portland Trailblazers. (Much better possibility that the Rox!)

  • zxcvb

    Even if D-Will gets traded, I don’t trust Lionel Hollins. He’d play Jack ahead of Lin.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I have a suggestion. Put a large banner across the top of every thread affirming that CJSHYY is absolutely positive Lin will re-sign with the Lakers. If he’s right, I’ll buy him Lakers season tickets.
    But if he’s wrong, he agrees to be tarred and feathered with yellow an purple feathers.

  • Rick Johnson

    After getting chewed out by CP3 I’m not sure Kobe is the best recruiter Jordan.

    https://twitter.com/LakersSBN/status/615671637778800640

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    Joy Jeng
    ‏@Loveforlife0323
    @JLin7 hinted Nets or 76ers unlikely 2 be the team he’ll join for next season.To keep healthy 4 FA, no street Bball.
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/615679116679909376

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Check this video.
    6/29 豪小子侃侃而談 大方分享NBA點滴

  • kittyhead

    LA media, doubt it…

  • Acbc

    Spellcheck at it again!

  • zxcvb

    I don’t speak Chinese, but in the video below, he actually says “yes” to the Sixers…followed by laughs. Did he say something like “Yes…because they don’t have anyone else”?

    Anyway, I think he’s talking about the teams who play the style he wants. He said in an earlier interview that he sat down with Jeffries and identified “12-15” teams that play modern PnR basketball.

    I caution against reading too much into these PR fluff interviews. A fan asked him a hypothetical question about which former team he would rejoin if he HAD to choose (Lin said GSW or LAL), and people took that to mean “he’s going back to the Lakers!”

  • Rick Johnson

    Sherron Shabazz
    ‏@SherronShabazz
    Per @KCJHoop Rodney Stuckey, Gary Neal, Mo Williams, J.J. Barea and Jeremy Lin are some of the guards on the Bulls’ free-agent list.
    https://twitter.com/SherronShabazz/status/615678963034292224

  • Alain Gervais

    jeffries from knicks. man they are close

  • Alain Gervais

    lin would at least start 20 games. easy playoff team.

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  • zxcvb

    Nice. Good to see interest leaking out; gives Lin some leverage and more options. As Alain says below, Lin would almost certainly start some games and advance a round or two in the playoffs.

    Not a bad fallback if he can’t get a legit starting spot.

  • zxcvb

    He seems like one of Lin’s true NBA friends along with Fields and Novak. Honestly, I think Parsons is more of a fairweather friend, a “drinking buddy.”

    Denver with MDA, Lin and Jeffries’ support in the front office would have been amazing. Oh well.

  • kittyhead

    Bulls have the new hc. Does anyone know what his coaching style is?Will they run the point-guard-oriented offense too?

  • zxcvb

    According to Candy at JLin.net, Lin said yes about the Sixers, but he wants to win and “I don’t know what they are doing. It seems they try to lose every year.” So Philly is in play but I guess he’s not down with tanking again (stats or not). I think he should do it anyway, but it sounds like he’d rather go to a place like Dallas than Philly.

    I guess we’ll just have to see what happens next week. Like I said below, we can’t read too much into these interviews.

  • zxcvb

    According to KenPom.com, Hoiberg’s Iowa State team had one of the fastest-paced offenses in the nation (#17 out of 351).

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    How come Jeremy scored 29 on him?

  • Alain Gervais

    they want more uptempo i heard. this offense was always trash

  • Alain Gervais

    lok what i said lin getting all kinds of interest. lin is probably the best available pg out there. some people may say random because of the celtic days. but look at all the love

  • Alain Gervais

    thibs=this

  • 1mtoldman

    somebody else “heard” that aldridge was headed to dallas and someone else “heard” the raptors, and someone else, the rockets and….

    lots of people will be “hearing” a lot of different things in the next few days.

    usually the things people are “hearing” are the things that arent’ happening.

  • Rick Johnson

    What if NBA teams could do the last five drafts over?

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/06/22/redrafting-nba-lottery-picks-from-last-five-years/wyAF8voVBMSxCrbJNkDT0N/story.html

    2010 DRAFT

    This draft likely got a couple of GMs fired because of some poor lottery picks. The Wizards got it right by taking Kentucky guard John Wall No. 1 overall. And that’s about it for what went right.

    The 76ers selected Ohio State swingman Evan Turner second, and while he has had his moments, in our redraft he drops out of the lottery, replaced at No. 2 by Fresno State’s Paul George, who originally dropped to No. 10 to Indiana.

    At No. 3 the Nets took Georgia Tech freshman Derrick Favors. While he has been a solid starter in the league, he has never approached All-Star status. So he gets replaced by Kentucky’s DeMarcus Cousins, who was taken fifth by Sacramento.

    Minnesota was fourth with Wesley Johnson, who is already on his third team and has never averaged more than 9.9 points in a season. Instead, the Timberwolves go with Butler’s Gordon Hayward, while the Kings take Georgetown center Greg Monroe.

    Two names from this lottery that still boggle the mind are Ekpe Udoh (sixth to Golden State) and Al-Farouq Aminu (eighth to the Clippers). The Warriors instead take Eric Bledsoe, and the Clippers go with Favors. Lance Stephenson catapults from the second round to seventh overall to Detroit.

    The rest of this lottery remains a challenge because it wasn’t a talented draft. Turner drops to ninth for Utah, the Pacers take Larry Sanders at 10, and Avery Bradley (originally 19th to the Celtics) goes 11th to New Orleans, replacing Cole Aldrich. Undrafted guard Jeremy Lin reslots at 13th to Toronto, which had selected Ed Davis.

  • 1mtoldman

    he often played jack ahead of d-will.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin will raise that in a few years

  • Alain Gervais

    wow big option since rose won’t last in fast pace

  • 1mtoldman

    60% of lottery picks never do much of anything in the nba. only 25% become true stars

    upwards of 40% of the time the non lottery picks yield more than the lottery picks.

    that being said: it is extremely rare for a undrafted player to do anything in the nba.

    as far as my research has gone lin and wesley matthews are the two highest acheiving current undrafted nba players.

    calderon and barea would fall in next and then possibly haslem, perhaps chris anderson,

    thats about it! (i may be missing someone, doing this part from memory).

    a list of the top undrafted players of all time done by mainstream media already has lin 15th i think; only 3 undrafted players have ever made it to an all-star game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    FA will begin in less than 30 hours. Lots of rumors will be out. One thing I continue to monitor is JLin’s own words. Apparently he knows perfectly what’s going on and his team keeps a close eye on every move. That’s why fans and reporters continue to ask JLin in every opportunity they can find. Very interesting time ahead:-)

    Things I do know: JLin wants:
    1. be a starter
    2. coach that fits his game/style
    3. a team that will go playoffs
    4. will consider every team that makes offer but priorities set on #1-3

    Do I miss anything???

  • 1mtoldman

    for those who dont know hoibergs history he is known as “the mayor” in ames iowa the home of iowa state university; he played high school ball there (as did harrison barnes and doug mcdermott)–and then college ball there as well, then played awhile with the bulls and eventually went back to iowa state as the coach.

    he is the second iowa state coach to be chosen as bulls coach; the previous one, tim..tim. something. tim floyd. has the second worst coaching record of all time in the nba

    but it would be hard to find anyone who would have a bad word to say about “the mayor”.

    at least in the state of i-o-way.

  • CJSHYY

    All of the conditions he mentioned, which team do you have in mind?

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah you missed the funny tweet over here on the right that says: “jeremy lin does so have a gf, her name is food. they are always in pics 2gether. ”

    according to the timer (again on the right) its 22hrs and 13 mintues. but who’s counting?

  • Rick Johnson

    Parsons on the recruiting committee:

    Tim MacMahon ✔@espn_macmahon
    Mavs’ recruiting committee: Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle and Chandler Parsons. Dirk is available this week if needed.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/615702556967309313

  • JT

    people are gonna hate me for this, but I think Lin may end up on one of the teams we least expect….the rox. He mentions them first in his list of teams of he’d play for. wtf….

  • Alain Gervais

    he did????

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL I saw that tweet and I know who she is:-)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Indiana Pacer?

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s for fast break team… Ya! He mentioned Rox, GSW, Mav, & Sun….

  • CJSHYY

    Check the video I post below from 1:30…

  • Alain Gervais

    do anyone know what the rox will do with bev

  • CJSHYY

    On draft night, Jonathan said Rox will keep their own FA so I thought Lin is out?!

  • JT

    Rox always say that, but look what happened with Parsons.

  • CJSHYY

    They did want to keep CP but…. Well, maybe w PB it’s different then?! But from what Lin’s wish list… (post below) The team came up in my mind it’s Rox?!!
    1. be a starter
    2. coach that fits his game/style
    3. a team that will go playoffs

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I don’t have any preference because each team has its plus and minus. Believe JLin will surprise everyone including me:-)

    Having said that, one team it comes to my mind is Pelicans because of Anthony Davis but ….

    Also JLin shared that Ed Davis and he have talked about going to the same team so that they can play PnR. So, let’s see whether this “talk” will come to pass:-) Two persons he like to play PnR are Chandlers and Ed Davis. Hopefully JLin will end up with either one of them:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    who knows. will be interesting

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  • CJSHYY

    Pelicans will sign Davis?! I think Lin already had contract he can get that’s why he looks in very good mood even the reporters from Taiwan said so.

  • Alain Gervais

    omg. love this

  • Alain Gervais

    rox cant get both lin and bev so I’m not gonna worry. they should given beds real value but thats their fault.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Every time JLin mentioned Rox is reporters/fans asked which past teams he would like to play for or specific questions that Rox is mentioned. Please listen to the whole interviews/questions/context before anyone keeps on bringing up Rox……..

  • Alain Gervais

    still a possibility.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe but from the way Jonathan talked about it on draft night. It seemed it’s over for Lin….LOL!

  • Rick

    Washington Post

    Top 50 free agents

    This author Michael Lee does even list JLin name

  • Alain Gervais

    they’re reporters are imbeciles but if bev is out. why not. lin will always have haters. cant run away from them. prove them wrong

  • Rick

    doesn’t, I mean

  • Alain Gervais

    who cares

  • Alain Gervais

    teams are the only people who matter

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, he knows there are several informal offers that are made. Just he would like to wait and see which team he will choose. It’s really too early to say. I guess his tactic this time is making sure he knows who the coach is and how he will fit into the team with his skillsets. So, he will let main dusts settle first before making his own decisions. He wants to be sure about who will hold “the court esp backcourt” before selecting the team. He keeps on repeating this in all his interviews:-)

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Who cares about these reporters.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin at an Adidas event, playing some bball …
    __________

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    With KM and DM, chance is very slim. I would say 0.000000000000000000001%.

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  • Grace Nsns

    #3 yes, but #2, ???

  • Alain Gervais

    if it happens don’t be angry. i have my mind open so I’m not surprise, lin will do him. its his life and career.

  • CJSHYY

    Mc just follows whatever Alex wants… they do play fast break style. Plus Mc seemed to be much better this season bc he even benched Harden in 4Q sometimes. LOL!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Let’s wait and see. I doubt it will happen. I believe JLin knows what is best for him and is wise in knowing which team he will choose when it’s time. One thing for sure I won’t be mad if he chooses to return Rox. He has his reasons and I just follow where he goes:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    good mindset :). i also doubt it but stranger thing have happen lmao i.e linsanity

  • dolphin2k2

    If it is not Bev, its someone else from the bottom or DLeague or EuroLeague… It was never about Bev.

  • kittyhead

    You forget to list the worst fanbase and most ignorant reporters and media…

  • Maknusia

    lol…your “Yes Sir” quota had exceeded

  • Maknusia

    I think once they get their pieces together, BS would get the “bye”

  • dolphin2k2

    Honestly, Lin would be out of the league by now if he didn’t get the chance he had with NYK. It was the perfect storm.

  • Kianainhi

    Possibly true. Didn’t he say in his exit interview that it hinged on draft, FA & trade when considering Lakers. Kup wants a fast pace style of play but handcuffed because of Kobe. The minute Kobe retires (?), BS is out the door.
    His friend, AJ, said that in his tweet. I think its because he can hang with JLin more if he stays in LA & Lakers is his fav team. Someone tweeted back saying something like don’t you want the best for him? AJ then changed his tune.

  • Brent Yen

    Too many good posts here…lol

  • Maknusia

    Yes Sir

  • Maknusia

    Those parts and parcels of free agency = rumors 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just brief summary what JLin said in the past couple weeks about Rox as fans here kept on misunderstood of what JLin expressed because of some people took what JLin said out of context 🙂

  • zxcvb

    He also specifically said that $$$ is not a concern. It’s all about “fit.”

    So anyone who thinks Lin will turn down a real starting job because of pride (e.g. 4-5M per year) will be sorely disappointed.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t really remember JLin said it that way. He said he knew his value has gone down since Linsanity but he wasn’t worry about not finding a right team to fit his style.

  • zxcvb

    If Dallas can’t sign Jordan (and Tyson signs with the Bucks), Ed Davis would be great as a young, cheap alternative.

  • David Kim

    Lin talks about the teams he may consider: Rockets, Warriors, Suns, Mavs, Spurs.

    Nets –not as much.

    As for 76ers — yes, but he still wants to win and get to playoff. ” I don’t know what they are doing. It seems they try to lose every year”, Lin said.

    https://youtu.be/QiLOPpVvB0k

  • Alain Gervais

    lin seem to want to go back to the rockets

  • bolero
  • perhaps we can send Lin/Parsons highlight video to Parsons so he has extra incentive to recruit JLin
    If nothing else, it would increase JLin FA value if Dallas is super-interested

  • FSW

    PTSD after season with Kobe and BS. Made Rox and morey desirable in comparison. Hope he has detoxed when he chooses a team

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Repost JLin’s interview here. If anyone interested to know what it’s, going to see PFV’s English translation in his tweet:-)

    JLin shared he would train with Nash again after he returned from Asia.
    http://basketball.thenote.com….
    如何調整投籃姿勢?林書豪:和Nash約好了回LA再次特訓
    台裔NBA球星林書豪今天上午展開暑假訪台行程,林書豪在上午訪台記者會後特別接受幾家媒體專訪,其中也包含了《籃球筆記》,以下是專訪Q&A詳細問答:

    Q:休賽季時你有跟Steve Nash一起訓練過,能否談一下你跟他相處的過程呢?
    豪:Nash
    真的是個非常沒有架子的球星,人非常非常好,他總是不吝嗇的分享他的經驗。有些球員很會打球卻很難將技巧傳授給他人,但Nash真的很會指導,我相信他會
    是個好教練。我已經跟他約好亞洲行結束,回到LA要再跟他一起訓練,因為我正在調整我的投籃姿勢,希望第二次跟他訓練可以學到更多。

    Q:你談到要調整投籃姿勢,能夠分享細節嗎?
    豪:通常我會跟訓練師一起討論,他會先看我投500顆球,之後再做新的動作變化,改姿勢需要慢慢來。我們也會用錄影輔助,訓練師會透過影片的投籃慢動作來跟我討論細節,過濾哪些動作是好的哪些是不好的,過程很漫長,但這都是打基礎,為的就是要讓我的投籃更自然。

    Q:這些年台灣有許多球員前往美國念書打球,能否給嚮往前往美國打球的球員們一些建議?
    豪:去到美國就要相信自己打球的實力、技巧。另外就是,雖然他們到美國打球學習美式訓練,但最重要的還是要將這些經驗、訓練帶回來台灣,這就是我為什麼每年都要辦籃球訓練營的原因,因為這非常的重要。

    Q:NBA有許多頂尖的後衛,你覺得哪一位球員是你可以從他們身上學到最多的?
    豪:
    我覺得是Stephen Curry和Chris Paul這兩位,因為我的體能不會像Russell Westbrook、Derrick
    Rose、John Wall這些人一樣勁爆,跳得這麼高。但是Curry和Paul的運球、技巧、節奏掌控等是我可以加以學習的。

    Q:擋拆(Pick & Roll)是你的強項,在你的NBA生涯到目前為止誰跟你配合擋拆,你合作起來是最喜歡、最順暢的一位?
    豪:應該是Tyson Chandler和Ed Davis吧,如果要單選擋拆最佳拍檔應該是Ed,因為他最了解我的打法,總是站在最完美的地方,總是能快速解讀防守,只要透過眼神交流就可以完成漂亮的進攻。我們有在討論下個賽季要不要再一起打球。

    Q:你覺得Crazylight Boost 2015 跟過往穿過的籃球鞋有何不同?
    豪:這雙鞋(Crazylight Boost Primeknit 2015)是我穿過最舒服好穿的鞋子,我不是騙人的,是真的!(全場大笑)這雙鞋底都是Boost,穿起來很包覆很舒服,我也給家人買了很多雙。

    Q:作為一個好的籃球員除了技術之外,你覺得還需要什麼人格特質?
    豪:
    最重要的就是要「愛」打籃球,這樣你才會有動力,你可以看到很多NBA球員,擁有很過人的天賦,但是如果不夠熱愛籃球,很快就會退出球場。NBA超級球星
    如Jordan、Kobe、LeBron、KD等人,他們都非常愛打籃球。另外,「不服輸」也非常重要,這樣才有動力不斷的改正自己的缺點。

    Q:在賽季期休兵時,除了訓練外會和隊友一起作什麼有趣的事?
    豪:我們會一起做很多不同的事,很常一起吃飯,一起去Shopping Mall買東西,NBA球員很喜歡買東西,他們很常買一些背包、衣服等等。尤其是衣服,很多隊友只要有新的商品上架就會互相告知。我們有時候也會一起打電動或聊天。

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Thanks again, Melody! Now we wait for Paul to post the translation 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. Glad that Paul has helper to do the translation:-) Too much work for me:-)

  • blubell

    You’ve done so much. It’s really hard to keep up!

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I like to go to the source, JLin himself, to understand his thoughts on his own bb career.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Fans said that JLin couldn’t leave the hotel without signing some autographs first.

    Many JLin fans that have gone to meet him every year said that JLin is much approachable, relaxed, fun this year. He is really free from stress and not worries over FA as his fans are. He knows who is control tomorrow!!!

  • That’s really good to hear :]
    I got a feeling he knows some teams have shown interest so he just needs to pray which one is the right one
    Just my opinion, though

  • LAJane

    Nice to hear this. BS tried to limit that chemistry…their effectiveness together didn’t promote the tank, plus I personally think he’s mean-spirited enough to want to deny togetherness wherever it’s found. But when it happened it was a thing of beauty. BIG fun.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes indeed. He knows but just has to wait and see all pieces fall into place before he makes his final decision. He doesn’t want to repeat history again: Rox and Lakers:-) That’s why I don’t believe he will choose voluntarily back to those two teams. However, he won’t burn the bridges as well. Never know what happen tomorrow:-)

  • Thanks! This is really helpful.
    IMO JLin wants to win so he considers contenders first like Rox/Warriors/Spurs (as backup PG, Mavs/Suns (starter)
    Nets & 76ers are somewhat in disarray so he doesn’t prefer them

    Note: JLin might’ve said Rox 1st since they’ve shown interest to recruit him back (as starter?) so it’s good to be diplomatic to have open channels. And increase his FA value with other suitors

  • IMO Rox has shown interest so he needs to diplomatically shows mutual interest to keep his options open in the FA

    He might or might not want to go back (maybe as a starter which would be shocking)

  • Soo .. Mavs recruits Lin, Lin recruits Ed Davis to join him in DAL?
    That’ll be a lot of ESPN highlights reel 🙂

  • Yes, thank you for scouring all kinds of message boards to dig up the gems 🙂
    I have to use Google Translate but thank you anyway, hehe..

  • blubell

    Excellent.. make it happen! 🙂

  • exactly … Rox showed interest so he can’t flat out say no thus dropping his FA value so other teams can pitch lower offer

    He’s a Harvard Econ grad after all :]
    That would be a bad move to say, “No way I will go back to those disloyal teams!”

  • we need to get ready to have late nights watching highlight reels then LOL
    but I’m willing to sacrifice =)

  • CJSHYY is just super worried 🙂
    Good thing Lin didn’t mention Lakers at all in the interview LOL
    Time will definitely tell Lin doesn’t want to undergo BScott torture again

  • ok, I can add … but definitely not much PT with Lillard & Matthews (if he resigns)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Don’t worry. PFV is working on the translation and will post two posts here soon:-)

  • no worries ..
    JLin didn’t mention Lakers in the interview so it’s a good sign 🙂

  • np 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yep. That’s why JLin repeats saying that he will consider all offers. He is smart in not burning bridges. However, he is also very candid on his preference.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I look at the results of the draft for Lakers, They drafted a PG who is good at PnR. For that they give up Jahil Okafor, the star player who has been the best of the class for a few years since his high school years. Note the players on the draft, most of them, are very young 18-19 years old. Their future is more uncertain than players in the past.

    So Lakers has given up on a big man who is legendary and goes for a PG who is good at PnR.

    Jeremy Lin is a guard proven to be good in PnR taught by the greatest coach in using PnR and MOdern days basketball in NBA. For some unknown reason BS wasted Jeremy and never allowed him to play his game. Now they drafted a new kid in town claimed to be a prospect with the tools of Jeremy and giving up on a legendary prospect in the center position that has been talked for the last 2 years.

    If eventually Lakers traded their number 2 draft choice for a free agent center, then it would be the worst joke on Lakers. If not, the young PG might not work out, it would be another bad joke. If D’Andro Russell works out, Lakers might not have the center for him. It could have been the worst joke.

    Anyway, I see there is a high possibility that Lakers is going to face a very difficult season to justify themselves in decision making lately. As much as we understand BS, he is taking a risk next season. It would be very difficult for him to get both a very good center and PG; the worst part is he had a chance but he might let it slip away with no one to blame but himself.

  • Maknusia

    I think so as well…if his role and playing time can be stated in black&white…i think he would consider being back to Rox

  • kittyhead

    No need to worry about Lakers. BS will do everything to make Russell look like a superstar, just like JC, because it was he that asked Mitch to pick Russell.(Mitch said he liked Okafor.) With old Kobe, Lakers wouldnt go to any places anyway.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    We all know that Kobe would not to be blamed; the buck would stop at Byrons Scott. It is easy to tank but much more difficult to win.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Bravo! Specially if the Pelicans or Pacers can get both.

  • zxcvb

    I wouldn’t be surprised if he already has a “fall-back” offer from Dallas. It just makes so much sense for both parties. I just hope that if it happens, Carlisle reins Parsons in.

  • Grace Nsns

    CCA sent Chris Paul to work out with Russell for lakers, a big chunk of resource to promote the kid. Lakers then tried to talk people into believing that the kid is the future Jordan, lol and Clarkson’s already the Westbrook-to-be.

  • Don’t forget to read @paulvillarreal:disqus excellent analysis about Important FA Facts from JLin Q&A in a new thread
    Note: Let’s still post here for any other FA news

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/615799437663703042

  • yes, always good to keep many options open

    I remember Masai Ujiri (Raptors GM) tried to teach Kyle Lowry to control his emotion not to burn bridges in NBA regarding conflict w/ McHale since someday he might need an assistant coach job around the league.

    JLin is light years ahead in his PR and media skills/savvy 🙂

  • I added it. Thanks!

  • I also added Blazers

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL JLin, you are going to get smack from your mom soon:-)
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/615797283397898241

  • Maknusia

    lol…what was that about?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin visited House of Dreams Taipei (charity organization) this afternoon. He always programmed in games time to play with children before he shared message:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    百位弱勢孩童送親筆卡片祝福 林書豪驚喜「揪甘心」
    JLin visited House of Dreams:
    http://m.ettoday.net/news/20150630/528164.htm

  • BobbyH

    Another hypothetical question: Actually 2 questions.

    1. Lin says he doesn’t know what 76ers’ plan for the future. What if, just if, 76ers wants to build around Lin and recruit Lin with Brett Brown in person detailing his plan and show serious interest in Lin and offer him 9-10Mx3-4 years, would you like Lin to join 76ers? The size of the contract to Lin will show how serious 76ers is and if 76ers is for tanking.

    2. Given the scenario in question 1, and assume Mavs pursues Lin aggressively, promising starting job, with a possible run on championship, which team would you prefer Lin to choose? Mavs or 76ers?

  • Brewkowski

    Amen Brother!

  • Maknusia

    Thanks… I was wondering on…whats the game they were playing…running around! :0)

  • dolphin2k2

    Unless you are a superstar, you really can’t trust the FO. Players on the team are role players and assets just like on Rockets unless you are a “cornerstone”. Hankie takes after Morey.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Maknusia

    It very difficult to say. since the pieces are not in place yet, but if I were to pick at this point in time, it would be Mavs, as we know, they are a playoff team, and with CP and DNowitzki and even with his former teammate Greg Smith…JL could really run the team and bring wins. Lin is not a stat player, hence with 76ers I dont see him padding stats, when the team is playing poorly

  • Rick Johnson

    Add Kings to official rumors list. Karl good but ownership seems to be a mess.

    https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/615919185189826562?s=09

  • CJSHYY

    King? So w Collison? Try to be like Sun – Dragic & Bledsoe?!

  • Rick Johnson

    I also suspect the Mav’s. They seem to be shedding guards and didn’t seem like they were trying to get them in the draft and are targeting big men acting like they already have a commitment from Lin. Perhaps unofficial through Parsons. Also Mav’s were the first team to believe in him and offered him a spot his first year so perhaps he has some good will towards them.

  • rookie75094

    Soooo…there is still a chance. …nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mo Williams is exploring return to Cavs. He recently tried to explore Mavs since his family lives in DAL
    Good sign that Mavs prioritizes recruiting JLin(+Davis) 1st?

    https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/615970429593780225

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Mav prioritizes recruiting JLin(+Davis) 1st? But I just read this from AK said …

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA 2h2 hours ago

    Dallas, New York, Chicago, Cleveland and, of course, Houston are among the teams interested in Patrick Beverley (@patbev21), per sources.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Karl out M’Deantoni in

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Thanks!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Blazers were first round washouts 2 years in a row. They definitely need to shake things up, especially if they lose LMA.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He should be more worried about this big batch of tar I got cooking 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    some one will over pay him.

  • CJSHYY

    Don’t know how much he will get but read somewhere said Shumpert will get 10M per year from Cav for his D?!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I also still prefer Lin in Philly….In Dallas, I worry whether Jeremy will get enough shots to prove himself, specially if they get another good free agent like Aldridge.

    I believe Lin main goal for next season is to establish himself as a good/very good scoring point guard…I would say he will need to average 15 point and about 7 assist…..I’m not sure whether that is possible in Dallas, specially with the talk of Parsson handling the ball more and shooting more.

    While Philly may not be the better team, Jeremy would easily find 13 shots per game..If he can get that many shots, I strongly believe Lin could easily average 15….Remember, he only averaged about 8 shots per game with the Lakers and still managed 11.2 point per game.

    So if Lin can go from 8 shot attempt to 13, with a 44 fg% and 3point% of 36 on maybe 4 attempt per game….those numbers should put Lin closer to 20 point per game.

  • I just read the Kings FO dysfunction and it’s a bad place to be.
    I’m concerned Lin will get caught in the middle of all fights

    IMO Lin should stay away from the Kings.
    Cousins is seen to want to slow down offensive tempo while Karl wants to speed it up.
    MDA’s philosophy would also be in conflict with Cousins

  • Rick Johnson

    This seems to make it more likely Lin goes to Mav’s. https://twitter.com/theScore/status/615982287813869568?s=09

  • Mavs definitely needs a PG that is a creator more than a defensive PG like Bev
    With Monta and Rondo experiment failed, they will need a playmaker for sure.

    If they can get DeAndre Jordan + Lin/Davis, that would complete the Mavs grand plan.
    It doesn’t make sense to expect Parsons to be the only playmaker + Bev as a defensive PG as Mavs 2nd half failure has proven

  • rookie75094

    the only play Beverly can make is pass the ball to harden past the mid court line…. if he is a playmaker…then I am the king of Russia…lol

  • real-dsb

    yeah, Kings are a mess. stay away

  • real-dsb

    I saw $8-9M/yr for Shumpert. It’s totally possible. He’s a RFA. Brandon Knight got $14M/yr, so…

    http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2015/06/the_lengths_iman_shumpert_went.html

  • 1mtoldman

    do the kings even have a gm currently?

    (to contest with the owner, vlade, karl, and cousins as to what will be done)?

  • real-dsb

    Even if you are a superstar, you can’t trust FO. You might not be traded, but FO could tell you that they’re going to get all these players and make a run for the playoffs, then change their mind and suddenly you’re on a rebuilding team.

  • real-dsb

    nice, now I want to see that in a game! 0 dunks last year. =(

  • real-dsb

    I’m glad Jeremy read my wish list. 4 of 7 on there. =p

  • real-dsb

    All I know is if those 2 have a recruiting meeting, it will definitely take place at a Chipotle!

  • real-dsb

    LOL, maybe Kobe gave DeAndre his “I will teach you to be a champion” speech. =D

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Manu Ginobli plans to announce whether or not he will retire by writing a column in an Argentinian newspaper. Very hard to imagine him write an essay on why he’s gonna continue to play. It’s pretty obvious he wants to pen his farewell. Lin once spoke about becoming a Ginobli-type player. He may have an opportunity to do just that by succeeding Ginobli on the Spurs.

  • kittyhead
  • Rick Johnson

    So official targets: Knicks, Kings, Rockets, Mavs?

  • zxcvb

    Even though Karl’s in Sacramento, it’s too big a mess for me. Ranadive could fire Karl (or Karl resigns) and then the new coach sends Lin to the bench.

  • zxcvb

    Rockets aren’t in the mix. People just misinterpreted a comment.

    Technically, the Mavs aren’t official either, though I expect that to change once Jordan makes his decision.

    Chicago was rumored, though.

  • Rick Johnson

    Nothing recently but previously said months ago they would pursue Lin in the summer.

  • real-dsb

    I’m not sure any of them are official. Most of the articles are not reliable, just clickbait. Unless they are from a reputable writer from a major sports media like Woj, Marc Stein, etc. (No, SASmith and Bayless do not count!)

  • 1mtoldman

    to add to the chaos (as i asked below does sacramento even have a gm at the moment) new reports indicate rudy gay pushing for rondo.

  • 1mtoldman

    chris broussard shouldn’t count eiteher: has incredible history of breaking source stories for shock impact that never happen.

  • Alain Gervais

    knicks and kings are official

  • zxcvb

    Rondo would be the worst choice possible…Rudy’s just sticking up for his friend, ha.

  • Alain Gervais

    he was pretty accurate on lebron

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Did NYK say so?

  • Rick Johnson

    Rondo / Karl / Cousins man that’s one toxic locker room, so many personality issues.

  • 1mtoldman

    plus the owner and vlade and…again? does sacramento even have a gm currently since dallesandro went back to denver?

  • Alain Gervais

    they cant its against the rules at this point also kills leverage. these rumors tend to be accurate. i don’t think lin knows where he is going but knicks and king will likely call him.

  • CJSHYY

    Sure hope so. Somehow I think he talked to the team(s) already bc he looks so relax & not worry about his FA at all.

  • Brent Yen

    Just couple of hours away……

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If Cousins is traded then Karl is safe. Lin would need to confirm that before deciding.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea likely but they cant say it because its against the rules. for all we know lin already has a team but id prefer he be patient. a lot of these rumors and report are just apart of the bureaucracy that is the nba. once rando is signed and mo william then we will see lin signed to the best option.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Do you have Lin’s phone tapped? 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    So far I only heard King wants Rondo no more… So I think if King doesn’t want Rondo then Lin have to wait…?!

  • zxcvb

    Unfortunately for us fans, I think we’re gonna have to wait another few days for Lin’s free agency decision. A few dominoes need to fall first.

  • “Ring! Ring! Jeremy? Long time not talking . This is …
    I’d like to offer you this Linsane position!”

  • Maknusia

    psalm starting a new team?!!! 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    And Dallas doesn’t seem concerned about the PG spot. They let Rondo go of course. Then Ellis, looking to dump Felton off in a sign & trade with Chandler. Mav’s didn’t draft a PG and are concentrating on big men in FA. They act like they already have their PG position covered.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin has to wait for rando because of the celtic days where he won a championship. Then he would have too wait for mo william who had a good year last year. if lin wants he could wait for bev if he wants rox as an option. if i was him i’d wait for bev then see the options. well only if mavs don’t give lin an offer after mo William signs with the cavs

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya likely Aldridge, Love, Jordan and perhaps Cousin’s have to settle first before we know where Lin ends up. I’d like to see one of those guys with Lin in Dallas.

  • dolphin2k2

    Sauce here, sauce there, sauces everywhere….

  • Brent Yen

    That is part of the puzzle anyway…..

  • 1mtoldman

    how about sauce castillo?

  • Brent Yen

    You dip….you double dip…and you dip again…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I think Rondo and Bev will become the most dynamic backcourt to ever play in Siberia.

  • Maknusia

    lol….

  • Rick Johnson

    Do the Rockets even have the cap space to go after Aldridge?

    https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/616075163327688705

  • Alain Gervais

    another trade to get someone they won’t get.

  • 1mtoldman

    harden mchale morey thats nothing lakers are sending both busses, kobe, mitch, bs, and worthy and tw execs.

    (mavs: dirk, carlislse, donnie nelson, cuban and parsons.)

  • grover chang

    It’s over. The master recruiter chandler parson will be in the house. Aldridge is going to the mavs. Everyone else go home.

  • Brent Yen

    What happens to Dragic?

  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    depends on what happens to wade imo.

  • 1mtoldman

    tim cato is reporting: “the Lakers tried to give away Nick Young and Ryan Kelly for NOTHING this afternoon and couldn’t.”

  • Brent Yen

    Lakers wants everyone it seems…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Anyone who will have them.

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • Brent Yen
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I bet Kobe is the sauce of that rumor. Swaggy is not so bad.

  • Rick Johnson

    Report: Lakers angling to add both LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25229589/report-lakers-angling-to-add-both-lamarcus-aldridge-deandre-jordan

    That’s a brilliant idea.

    Jordan and Aldridge would be perfect complements to one another. Aldridge needs a defensive rim protector behind him to cover for his defensive liabilities. Jordan needs a legit floor-spacing big and post presence to cover for his offensive struggles. The Lakers can essentially build their Big 3, with Kobe Bryant getting a new lease on his championship life. With three max players on the roster, the Lakers would be thin, but could sign veteran players to the minimum, and D’Angelo Russell is just icing on the cake. One problem: They can’t offer two max contracts.

    Their biggest problem, of course, is that pesky $24 million contract year for one Mr. Kobe Bean Bryant. This is the cost of signing that lifetime achievement award for Bryant and while Bryant can feel very good that he did not let the system or the owners pressure him into taking less than he’s worth, he may pay for it by being unable to secure another shot at a title.

  • Alain Gervais

    back to miami likely

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    wow what a mess

  • 1mtoldman

    there is an alternate proposal on line where they waive kobe to secure the needed money.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He’ll go wherever his brother wants to go.

  • bolero
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    So?

  • Alain Gervais

    wow

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahhahahahaahahhahahha

  • CJSHYY

    Only Young, Kelly, Randle, Clarkson, & new PG?! Lakers is going to trade them all? LOL!

  • Alain Gervais

    lin to rox has gone up. someone will over pay him

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I wonder what it will take for the MSM to realize that Kobe’s glory days are over.

  • Grace Nsns

    Standard process to make them restricted agents, nothing to talk about.
    Lin went through the same procedure with Knicks together 3 years ago, remember? LIn and Fields got their QOs–qualifying offers, around 1M that time for LIn,

  • Grace Nsns

    Those are QOs, other teams are able to make offer to them for rox to match.

  • Alain Gervais

    ok. still he will be over paid id prefer it be by the rockets. but by harden admission of needing a pg. i think it will be another team

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    But the Rox could have made a higher offer if they had a real desire to keep Bev. No?

  • Grace Nsns

    right, better be rox, they invented his hype they better pay for it. I don’t see any other teams having real interest.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea but i don’t think they believe it

  • Rzo Vlade

    d. cousins for vucevic, fournier + pick and collison sends to 3rd team…3 way team trade

    kings line up….. fast pace offense

    C cauley-stein
    PF vucevic
    SF derrick williams or aminou (sign FA) or any 3+D forward with 3pt shooting
    SG fournier (former denver under carl)
    PG Jlin

    bench
    sauce castilo
    etc..
    etc…
    etc..

  • Grace Nsns

    trick to lowball players and save space for the time being, teams do this all the time. Dont think rox willing to pay for Bev, DM said they inflate the value only for other team to pay for it.
    Yeah if team has a real desire, team has no real desire more ofter than not.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    If you have a starting PG like cp3 or Westbrook you don’t just make a qo. You try to hang on to them. Right? It could be worse. They could have just set Bev free. Perhaps they’re certain that some team will offer more. But if not the Rox are stuck with him at $2 mil. That could be a problem if they need the cap space.

  • real-dsb

    it’s already July 1 in Taiwan =p

  • Alain Gervais

    if they sign bev for more then that then they cant sign another playmaker

  • Grace Nsns

    Yeah with CP3/WB that’s another story.
    Bev’s worth >2M I’ll give him that, remember McMahon rumored that Mavs ready to pursue him max contract? lol

  • Acbc

    Hey Brent, it was nice to hear Lin talk a little about his form change on his shot. He pretty much confirmed what we’ve been saying that he’s trying to shoot from a lower hands position to quicken his release. I had this discussion with Khuang and he kept saying that Lin should just go back to his old form and stop using Doc as his shooting coach. He called that stroke a “girly” stroke because a lot of the women use that form. I’m glad that Lin recognizes the need to adapt to the change in the game. Doc has done a remarkable job helping Lin to adapt.

    Stef Curry definitely has proven that for a PG, speed of release is far more important than high hands. When the illegal defence rule was changed, it made the game a much more perimeter game that required a new set of skills. The old dinosaurs like Kobe and the platform shot is only useful for the bigs now and even they need to be able to shoot 3s from the corners.

    It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude as a pro to risk losing a skill by trying to improve it. I’ve seen it in gold and tennis where top guys aren’t willing to take a leap of faith to take a longer process to become great and not be happy with just being better. To be the best, you have to be willing to try to be playing like the best. If you become complacent with just improving what you already have then you can’t ever break the ceiling of that limitation.

  • Grace Nsns

    rox waiting for Sergio Llull’s decision, that guy looks pretty good.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I don’t believe those rumors. I think Bev’s agents are the sauce.

  • Alain Gervais

    he was asking for 8 mill and he never played at the nba level

  • 1mtoldman

    important to remmeber; no actually signing till july 9 (this is the moratorium to set the offcial cap # for the year as i understand it; please feel to correct if incorrect)

  • Alain Gervais

    correct

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    linspiredinca
    ‏@linspiredinca
    Setting up for Good TV @JLin7 broadcast of “Linsanity 2.0 redefining success” Looks like expecting a huge crowd.
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/616094070184656896

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick

    Poor Bev. He has been used, and measured.

    Now he just got a qualifying offer. What is a QO?

    What is a qualifying offer?
    [quote]
    For a team to make one of their players a restricted free agent, they must submit a qualifying offer to the player by June 30. This offer must be a one year offer for 125% of the player’s previous salary or the player’s minimum salary plus $175,000 (whichever is greater). If a player agrees to this offer, they play under a one-year contract and become an unrestricted free agent the following year. If not, he becomes a restricted free agent. [/quote]

  • Grace Nsns

    God bless.

  • Rick

    Pat Beverly got $2.73 mil qualifying offer. Yet he was regarded better than Lin. LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Was or is?

  • Grace Nsns

    Max contracts started falling, there goes Kawhi,

    Ken Berger

    @KBergCBS

    As expected, Kawhi Leonard and Spurs waste no time agreeing to five-year, $90 million max extension, league source confirms.

  • Rick

    Obviously WAS by Rox. If IS, they would have given him a higher offer, no?

  • Brent Yen

    It depends…lol ROX is past anyway

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t think that means much. It’s just the minimum amount needed to make him a restricted free agent. If they want to keep him they would have to match higher offers from other teams. Last year Parsons who they really wanted to keep was offered a $2.87 qualifying offer.

    http://midlevelexceptional.com/2014/07/11/asked-answered-parsons-offer-mavs-count-rockets-cap/

  • real-dsb

    that was a no brainer!

  • 1mtoldman

    what he said.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not sure why people feel sorry for Bev or think that the Rox owe him something. For two whole seasons, Bev was a starting PG in the NBA. That’s a humongous opportunity that the Rox gave him. If he had the talent and determination, he could have showcased his skills and be set for life. But obviously Bev is just not that good.

    The fact that he doesn’t even greet Lin when their teams meet also tells me there is something wrong with Bev’s character.

  • 1mtoldman

    dallas getting more space as amni al farouq being reported by woj as agreeing to deal with portland for 4 years /30 mil (im sure someone here will be linking soon).

  • Rick Johnson

    Haha. Who’s stupid enough to go after Rondo?

    https://twitter.com/StatisticsNBA/status/616100406796681216

  • Arsenium12 .

    Mark Stein reports that : “Sources say Anthony Davis’ deal will have clause after Year 4 that
    allows Davis to return to free agency in summer of 2020 if he so chooses.”

  • John Lee

    You mean there’s something wrong with opportunistic brown-nosers? 🙂

    Beverley completely ignored his former “brother from another mother” but was quick to try to catch up with Kobe Bryant to exchange words. Karma IS a b**ch and the QO serves him right.

  • Grace Nsns
  • John Lee

    KoBS.

  • real-dsb

    We may see a lot of “overpaid” players this free agency (like Brandon Knight’s $14M/yr) because the NBA salary cap is expected to increase ~61% over the next 2 years due to the new TV contract. So teams are willing to lock players in for “overpaid” longer contracts now because they won’t be overpaid next year, relatively speaking.

    Meanwhile, other top players may just sign a 1 year contract so that they can cash in next year.

  • dolphin2k2

    There is no point to making a higher offer, they will have to match a higher offer if there is one anyways. If not, Bev and HOU can still negotiate a better offer. It’s basically the starting bid in a auction.

  • zxcvb

    Yes, but for all intents and purposes, any agreement announced until then is a done deal. Only a failed medical exam could derail it.

  • zxcvb

    Only Lakers and Kings seem dumb enough.

  • zxcvb

    Yet another reason people shouldn’t feel bad if/when Lin signs a cheap 2yr deal (possibly with an opt-out).

  • blubell
  • 1mtoldman

    actually the breaks ive seen are running (and again these are just estimates) this year not much different than last year, with the big jump coming next year at least 50% and then a lesser jump in 2017 (tho that is more open to conjuecture) but the big jump per historic standards next year.

  • Grace Nsns

    sigh, next time I’d love to see Lin’s name among those right-after-midnight targets.

  • 1mtoldman

    stein and woj dueling for first to break stuff, im not sure who got davis first, most online posters siting woj but stein shown here.

  • real-dsb

    you mean “SHOULDN’T feel bad”, right?

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kings was a rumor from Rondo I bet.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    Haha, Cuban going to make offers to all the Rockets just to drive up the price.

  • Alain Gervais

    hahaha well be careful not to get stuck with bev

  • CJSHYY

    So it’s really PB not Lin. smh!

  • 1mtoldman

    “That’s the impact of Aminu deal: not that he got overpaid (he did), but that now everyone else will point to that & say “im better than HIM”–

    –Amin Elhassan

  • Brent Yen

    I have debated with KH many times about shootings…he said the same thing to me. Haha….anyway….i personally think
    1. although lin does not realease as quick as Curry does. I do think lin’s shot is already enough for a NBA point guard.

    2. That been said, if he is willing to have a even quick release, it is definitely a plus.

    3. I think quick release is not just about your percentage, or just about shooting. It forces your opponents to over play the defense. We have seem this with Curry, where defenders were so out of the position/angle just because of currys release time.

    I think curry releases the ball around .35 second, lin is about .55
    If lin can go into .4x zone……he will be more deadily.. even if his 3%age does not improve.

  • grover chang

    I know so stupid. Like they learned nothing from the failed rondo experiment.

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Never mind, you were right. QO is a function of the previous salary. That’s the only reason why a player like cp3 would get a much higher QO.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol a (socalled) defensive player who cant shoot

  • CJSHYY

    I guess they want Matthew so the PG they want just do D & shoot 3P. I read some news said Mav doesn’t want to spend too much money on PG position.

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Alain Gervais

    yea if they get wes then they will want a defensive pg. if not then lin becomes likely. watch that closely

  • kittyhead

    To me, that’s great news. hahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Why? Mav?

  • Alain Gervais

    i look at it like this. if mavs get bev then the pg spot in rox is wide open. if bev signs in roxs then the pg spot in dallas is wide open. would rather have the mavs so hopefully wes matthews (who is the reason bev is getting interest from dallas )chooses to go elsewhere

  • zxcvb

    That’s entirely possible.

  • zxcvb

    Haha, yeah. I edited my post!

  • zxcvb

    Apparently, Rudy Gay (Rondo’s friend) is pushing hard for him.

  • kittyhead

    I dislike DAL and CP. I dont want to see Lin become the whipping boy again. That’s it.

  • Brent Yen

    Hahaha..somehow i laugh so hard imagining that

  • zxcvb

    Lin isn’t going back to Houston. Would much rather see Lin in Philly if Dallas is not an option. Chicago is much better too with Rose constantly being injured and the East being so weak. Even Kings would be better than Houston! Unstable environment but at least George Karl is coach and he wants to run 2 PGs.

  • Alain Gervais

    agreed except for philly. not dealing with tanking again

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think if PB really go to Mav then CP will be the playmaker for the team. LOL! I agree CP is good friend off court but sure not good for Lin on court.

  • Brent Yen

    That’s the problem. Lin does not tank, but team does….

  • Alain Gervais

    yea but we have heard lin say no or basically no to the sixers. he listed the rox as an option so don’t be surprise. lin is his own man

  • blubell

    Jeremy talks bit about FA… in Mandarin. Hopefully someone can translate? I heard Rajon Rondo and Drogic.
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/616107760707473409

  • Brent Yen

    i believe in lin…..lol

  • David Kim

    I don’t understand why Parsons doesn’t want lin to come to Mavs. Parsons wants Beverly.
    I think he wants ball in his hands more and more playmaking.

  • blubell

  • Brent Yen

    Same with what harden did. You have to establish yourself first….then thinking about winning…

  • Grace Nsns

    CP25 wants more touch, to become a point-forward that’s why.

  • Maknusia

    wants or doesnt want? lol

  • Alain Gervais

    just wanted to show the mavs real focus. it is not bev lol https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616102537339375616

  • real-dsb

    right. Here’s the projections:

    2014-15 $63M (last year)

    2015-16 $67M
    2016-17 $89M
    2017-18 $108M

  • bolero
  • Brent Yen

    I want this to happen! Lol

  • real-dsb

    sounds good to me!

  • David Kim

    Lin to Mavs?

  • Alain Gervais

    sond like a move knicks would make. a typical bust waiting to happen

  • Grace Nsns

    https://twitter.com/tysonchandler/status/616109978928193536

    SMH, TC’s on his way out of Mavs the second time.

  • Brent Yen

    I think TC can be good in a terminator movie too….model TC 100000

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    This is all more like horse trading than horse trading is.

  • blubell
  • bolero
  • Alain Gervais

    idk how much of a good idea lin being in asia is clearly shows he wants to wait it out. I’m sure if something popped up he would come in quickly but him not being in the u.s really dampens the rumors. he is playing this very different from the lin sanity days

  • Alain Gervais

    that makes zero sense. isn’t deli the same exact player

  • Brent Yen

    Nothing can be finalized until July 9th anyway….

  • real-dsb

    huh? Dellavedova is better than Beverley

  • Alain Gervais

    they honestly usually are

  • zxcvb

    I think it’s a good idea because Lin doesn’t want to agree to a contract…and then have a snake GM sign another PG ahead of him. Or a ballhandling SG to take the ball out of his hands.

    Lin will see where guys land and then make a decision afterward. Any team that actually wants to play him big minutes will wait a couple days. This is why I think Philly is in play. Even though they haven’t talked to Lin, we haven’t heard any rumor about them contacting other potential starting PGs either.

  • Grace Nsns

    but market/space may drain out quickly like this.

  • dolphin2k2

    Ed should stick with Lin who will make him look good. He does not want to go back to MEM days were his contributions are an after thought or be on a team where the he is just around for the rebound because he will not out rebound the bigger guys.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea thats what i notice. slowing down the process a lot. but it means not a lot of rumors. so be patient my friends

  • Grace Nsns

    by that time there won’t be much money available.

  • Brent Yen

    No, I mean by NBA rule…..now to the 8th….can have talk…can not finalize anything…everything now is done verbally

  • Alain Gervais

    not really. lin probibly is talking to teams but reporters may not know because he is haif way across the world. once rando and tragic goes its likely lin will follow soon after.

  • zxcvb

    Tyson = T-101
    Deandre Jordan = T-1000

  • Grace Nsns

    YOu have to honor the verbal agreement, for most time. market drys out, real quick.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    hope so.

  • Alain Gervais

    a team filled with so called superstars going nowhere

  • Brent Yen

    I am sure lin is talking too

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, Lin hates tanking but in the end, his options as starter are limited.

    And being able to dominate the ball for 34+mpg is a pretty sweet deal. If he wins too many games, Hinkie will “inflate” his stats and trade him to a contender.

    Which is fine…because his reputation will be restored.

  • dolphin2k2

    Bev may make sense on the Knicks since Melo will be doing most of the scoring and he just needs to stand in the corner for 3 and defend. Knicks will need to find a true PG though, someone to distribute the ball for movement.

  • Maknusia

    CP dont make those decisions, it depends on FO’s decision on who they wan to recruit, CP just assists in initiation, by talking to a prospect

  • Grace Nsns

    Hopefully Montgomery puts in work. PB’s agent has done great job for him.

  • bolero
  • zxcvb

    He said yes actually. But he didn’t know what they were planning to do (i.e. he hasn’t talked to them yet).

  • Brent Yen

    Lin will get good offers….I believe…

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson
  • 1mtoldman

    no

  • Alain Gervais

    drive up the price

  • zxcvb

    Sounds like:

    1) Due diligence.
    2) Driving up the price for their rival.

  • 1mtoldman

    imo just cuban messin with morey again.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    ha

  • 1mtoldman

    yes

  • CJSHYY

    Make it happen please.

  • zxcvb

    Now that makes a ton of sense. I think the Pacers are the only team that could really use an inefficient but fearless attacking tweener like him.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    Lin already said that money isn’t an issue. It’s all about “fit.”

    Also, the cap is going up big time after next year, so signing a cheap short-term deal is a good idea for someone like Lin, who already has tens of millions in the bank.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    My advice: Save time by mentioning only the teams that DON’T want Beverley.

  • real-dsb

    How do you know Parsons doesn’t want Lin to come to Mavs?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think we will hear any real news on Lin before he came back. Otherwise Lin will not stay in Taiwan until 7/5.

  • grover chang

    Deja Vue of college for Lin. No one wants to recruit the asian kid. Lin only chance is someone who has no other choice and nothing to lose, like Harvard did when Lin went to college with no scholarship.

  • Brent Yen

    Why?

  • grover chang

    At this rate Lin will have to ask to be on a team with vet minimum.

  • Grace Nsns

    right, why should we care about PB so much.

  • zxcvb

    Certainly plays a part, but to be fair, Lin is in Asia right now and it’s not like there haven’t been rumors of interested parties (Chicago, Kings, even the Knicks).

    Also, keep in mind that Aminu just sign with Portland…out of nowhere. No rumors, nothing. And then 4y/30M.

  • real-dsb

    To put it in perspective though, at the peak of his career (so far), only one team gave him an offer in summer of 2012.

  • Alain Gervais

    relax

  • Brent Yen

    Lol

  • CJSHYY

    Bc Lin said he has to wait for draft, FA (the popular one like PF & C) all settle down before he makes any decision. Don’t worry he is OK. Just look at how relax he’s in Taiwan if no offer he will not act like this.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin chilling im chilling….. just chill lol

  • CJSHYY

    If he’s he will get 30 teams to call him now. LOL! Relax.

  • Grace Nsns

    not really true. Lin had at least one more interview set up with Mavs, he cancelled it after he agreed to sign with rox.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Poor Lin. He had to settle for Harvard. He couldn’t go to a decent school.

  • CJSHYY

    Plus all the teams all know he’s in Asia now.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If not for BS’s tanking, Carlos Boozer can easily get double double every night.

  • Alain Gervais

    with the invention of the phone theres no reason it will have to wait, although there won’t be much rumors if his team is quiet and he is all the way across the world.

  • grover chang

    If he has no offers and is calm, just a testament of his faith.

  • Grace Nsns

    ^_^
    His parents are still all smiles every single time when Harvard’s mentioned, dream school for most Asian mama/papa

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I never heard that before. If Lin had a choice but didn’t realize how much Morey and especially McHale resented him, then I would question his ability to judge people’s character.

  • Alain Gervais

    its a bit early for offers but he probably has talked to teams already

  • Linfan78

    New poster, I never heard that before. Do you have a link?

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s pretty universal. Just bad luck that he wasn’t given a bb scholarship to Stanford.

  • blubell
  • Linfan78

    How can he tell if he didn’t know them?

  • zxcvb

    Now, thanks in large part to Lin, Harvard is a better basketball program than Stanford.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They cut him on Xmas eve before Linsanity happened.

  • David Kim

    Sam Amick of USA Today reported “gap to bridge between Wes Matthews and Mavs, I’m told – he wants $15 million a year, Mavs thinking of deal starting at approximately $12 million.”

  • Alain Gervais

    if this happen lin to mavs to likely

  • dolphin2k2

    I would be happy if Lin gets 12m per for 3 yrs.

  • Alain Gervais

    8-10 id think

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin had interviews scheduled with Mavs and Suns after rox, Suns’ interview was cancelled by team after Dragic agreed to sign. Mavs’ fansite reported that team got welcome banners in front of stadium for Lin’s visit. Lin only NEEDED one contract, as long as rox gave him one, he’s done for RFA thus he had big dinner with his coaches that night.

  • Grace Nsns

    He only needed that contract, he’s not supposed to deal with them anymore.

  • dolphin2k2

    12m for Wes means Mav have the cap space for DJ in case they get him. That is the negotiation room Lin has with Mavs.

  • Grace Nsns

    that’s vet minimal after next year.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    He only needed one contract because the Knicks would match anyway?

  • Alain Gervais

    we will deal with that when it comes

  • Linfan78

    You know what sites though that reported he had interviews with the Suns and Mavs? Are they credible? If that is true than he should of not just considered just Houston looking back on it.

  • Grace Nsns

    right, he thought so, we did too.

  • Linfan78

    But that was because of too many guards right? How can he tell if it was business or personal resentment from Morey?

  • real-dsb

    $12M is the vet min for 2017-18? where did you find that info?

    I found this, which the vet min is less than $2M even in 2020.
    http://basketball.realgm.com/nba/info/minimum_scale

  • Grace Nsns

    I followed his info every min that period, will try to find links afterward if I have the energy.
    to be more accurate: schedules were scheduled, then suns cancelled after dragic, Lin cancelled the one with mavs after rox.

  • Grace Nsns

    DM did try to retain him, NBA denied the hugh trade not really DM’s fault.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Because after Linsanity both M&M were dead set against bringing him back. The owner forced Lin on them.

  • Grace Nsns

    sorry misunderstood. I thought you were saying 12m total for 3 years. My fault, I apologize.

  • real-dsb

    I actually think Bev would be a good fit for the Knicks. Melo will want the ball all the time, and Bev will be more than glad to bring the ball up the court, pass it to Melo, and watch from the corner.

    Knicks don’t need a PG distributor. They’re running the triangle.

  • real-dsb

    never thought of it that way, LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Why? He could see what Mav could offer him before he made the final decision?!

  • real-dsb

    Just a guess, but I assume that Lin’s agent asked if the Mavs would top the Rockets offer, and the Mavs said no. So don’t waste either side’s time.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so that’s why he is really relax after season end.

  • real-dsb

    no problem, it wasn’t even my comment. I was just trying to clarify.

  • Linfan78

    Oh okay, if you find the links reply to me if you have the energy lol. Why would he cancel the Mavs interview? Smh

  • Grace Nsns

    Time was critical, Lin had only 1 day to sleep on the contract, rox had scheduled interview with other PGs after Lin. Lin didn’t have the luxury to compare a few offers and ponder, everything went fast once DWilliams made his decision.

  • CJSHYY

    Not sure, Next SG they target maybe it’s Green. I read Mav doesn’t want to spend too much money on PG.

  • Alain Gervais

    the average pay will go up though

  • Alain Gervais

    sorry meant not likely

  • Grace Nsns

    bc rox only game him 1 day to think about it, if he rejected, ohter PGs were waiting in the line. Not that he could hold rox contract for too long, take it or leave it.

  • Linfan78

    I don’t he knew that. Plus i don’t think Mchale was the coach then, if i’m not mistaken.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That shouldn’t be possible since Harvard doesn’t give sports scholarships whereas Stanford does. I imagine Harvards financial aid office has been doing some creative calculations:)

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin and his new coach contributed a lot. You can find some info @ the team’s site.

  • Linfan78

    Oh, that make more sense, was this info true as well? I not saying it is not, I just didn’t follow closely to his free agency in 2012.

  • Grace Nsns

    With Lin’s parents’ income, I guess Lin had to pay in full. Harvard provides only need-based right?

  • real-dsb

    Yes. Delly is even better than Beverley at “taking out” opponents. And Delly was 40.7% from 3pt vs Bev’s 35.6%.

  • CJSHYY

    I already read the news that Mav wants PB bc all they want from PG only D & shoot 3P. Just like PB’s job in Rox.

  • real-dsb

    well then, I’m taking INDY off my wish list for Lin if that goes through

  • Alain Gervais

    well lets wait and see the options

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s still early.

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, Brent, where is Joyce? Didn’t see her post for a while?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Right. So w/o bb scholarship from Stanford, they cost the same.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Is Brent Joyce’s keeper?

  • CJSHYY

    I thought they both do the management job for this place?!

  • Grace Nsns

    That’s with Monta Ellis, now Ellis’ gone, ??

  • CJSHYY

    But they will have new SG plus CP maybe will do more playmaker job too.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s a biblical joke.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Grizzly’s slow paced grind it out basketball would be a poor fit for JLin. Good to hear there is interest but poor fit.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisVernonShow/status/616121044894519296

  • Alain Gervais

    way too slow of a team

  • you beat me by 10 seconds!

    More teams want our own JLin now!
    The FA plot is thickening as @awarde:disqus said =)
    The more, the merrier!

  • Interesting that he put JLin’s name 1st in the list

  • sure, problem is I don’t have his number LOL

  • Grace Nsns

    Cavs losing Shump, perhaps they R looking for a filling.

  • Rick Johnson

    Does this mean “no worries”? or JLin’s Lion King blanket?

    https://twitter.com/dallasmavs/status/616103347917971458

  • Free healthy burritos will help smooth conversation!

  • GoodDayLA

    WRONG. Grizzlies are pick and roll heavy. But Lin will only pick an ocean team.

  • Should we tweet JLin’s Lion King blanket?
    Perhaps it’s not “manly” enough =]

  • GoodDayLA

    It’s scary I think 100% opposite of you on this. Memphis would be a great fit for Lin. I use to wish Lin played there in Mike Conley’s place all the time.

  • CJSHYY

    Paslm, Where is Joyce?

  • Maknusia

    Yes Sir! @joyce where are you?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    McHale was the coach. And there were rumors he threw a fit when he heard Lin was being signed. I think both McHale and Smart questioned why a Harvard grad would want to be an NBA player. Actually there are too many unknowns to judge what happened. Hopefully we will be able to read what really happened from Lin’s perspective one day…

  • Rick Johnson

    They seem like a slow half court team to me. JLin likes to push the pace in transition, get buckets before defense gets set.

  • GoodDayLA

    another fallacy. Lin is excellent in the half court but needs constant pick and roll to be useful. That is what memphis does. And the 2 bigs can score inside and out. Lin can get Zbo and Marc chippies at the rim and open 15 foot shots all day long.

    Why don’t you guys see this? it’s so obvious.

  • GoodDayLA

    It’s an excellent fit. but does Lin want to be in Memphis? Lin seems like an ocean team guy to me.

  • zxcvb

    BTW, I haven’t heard a single peep about Omer Asik. He’s an unrestricted FA too, but nothing about re-signing or interest from other teams. Stone hands, but he’s a good rebounder and defender.

  • zxcvb

    Ocean team? Lin will play wherever the fit is best.

  • Maknusia

    thats true…the developed couple of internal programs and got serious in hiring the right coach. Amaker was huge boost to Harvard

  • zxcvb

    They probably want Lin to be their 6th man. They desperately needed one.

  • GoodDayLA

    Memphis Tn? Just not seeing it, sorry.

  • GoodDayLA

    i too was thinking that.

  • blubell
  • GoodDayLA

    what no calls for Lin??!?!??!!? I jest…

  • dolphin2k2

    Ed will wait to hear where Lin goes. They work well together and will look to continue their success.

  • Rick Johnson
  • GoodDayLA

    trust me Lin aint going to Mavs

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    My wishful thought: both Pop and Lin don’t think FA is worth losing any sleep over. Lin has an agreement with Pop to join the Spurs. No need for rumors.

  • Alain Gervais

    looks like it

  • zxcvb

    Didn’t say he’s going to Memphis. But he doesn’t have to be on the coast.

    “Hey Coach Kidd, you want me to start for you Milwaukee? Nah. Only ocean teams!”

  • zxcvb

    That would be pretty stealth!

  • zxcvb

    Too early to tell. Even if they sign Lin they could use a backup PG. Felton will be dumped and Barea is an aging FA. Calling Bev could be serious or just standard due diligence. Or driving up his price to hurt a rival (common tactic among GMs).

  • Rick Johnson
  • FSW

    I think JLIn aware that he may not be the most sought after player, but after all the marquee names go he may get an interesting and perhaps unexpected offer(s). Just need to wait and have faith that he will be taken care of. He has come so far from undrafted free agent to being in the hunt as a unrestricted free agent, and has much to be grateful for as continues his remarkable journey as a unique and uncompromised athlete who continues to play and conduct himself his way.

  • zxcvb

    I’m not that wild about the Spurs for Lin. Zero chance he starts over Parker, and Mills would be “next man up” if TP got injured.

  • Maknusia
  • Rick Johnson

    If Pop plays him correctly (and he’s smart enough to) I’m sure he will get lots of playing time and will shine. Parker getting old and will play less and less minutes.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You need the PG to push the tempo. With the PGs in Memphis, they have to play slow.

  • Maknusia

    213 17 17 177

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Aminu has been trashed by so many teams, he couldn’t wait to get his $30M. All his agent needs to do is to ask Mavericks if they are going to top this. The answer was obvious. Aminu immediately signs the contract. Aminu hasn’t had his pay days for a long time.

  • Rzo Vlade

    Los Angeles Lakers have exercised defensive 7-footer Robert Sacre's team option, guaranteeing his near $1M for 15-16, sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2015

    stringer player are hot commodities

  • I’m not sure either. Let me ask her via twitter
    Hopefully she’s just being busy

  • yes, Ed remembers how Lin/Davis connection was shelved by BScott.

    He knows a joint venture with his buddy JLin would be mutually beneficial for both of them.
    Destination: Mavs, 76ers, other interested teams?

    Some smart GMs would know the undeniable chemistry between Lin & Davis last season although LA put it on ice

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Pay days finally come to Aminu; good for him.
    Dallas would not pay the money to keep him.

  • LOL .. if we tweet this, some random guy in LA would get lots of prank calls :>

  • If Lin was OK in HOU, he’d been fine in Memphis.
    Winning > ocean for him

    Besides, he can still bike in Memphis :>

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Dallas might as well giving up on the next season and started tanking like 76ers.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I did see a tweet that she said she was extremely busy.

  • Apparently, JLin is also on the Bulls radar.
    The more, the merrier!

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/616155980150104065

  • So 4 teams also called Davis. I hope Dallas is one of them.
    Imaginary Parsons phone greeting, “So Ed, .. Jeremy told me so much about you & him! What if …”
    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/616155698926190593

  • Rzo Vlade

    move drose to sg let lin handle the rock

    pg jlin
    sg rose
    sf butler
    pf gasol or mirotic
    center noah or gasol

  • ok, thanks :]

  • Maknusia

    Hopefully…thus far not much info….LAL had shown interest in re-signing

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL You are really on to this:-) I’m eagerly waiting for JLin’s evangelical meeting in about 2 hours time:-) Not going to spend much energy on FA until JLin returns to US:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome! I didn’t tweet her as whenever she was on, I was pretty much in zoombie state:-)

  • kittyhead

    I think Mavs are serious building the team around CP and plan to let him be the point forward,like LBJ. PB or Nick Calathes are guards whom CP asks for IMO. They want 3D guards to fit with CP, the future white LBJ.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin Prayer Request #9 (Just received this few seconds ago):

    Thanks for the continued support! I’m about to wrap up my annual Asia Tour that has brought me through Beijing, Xiamen, Chengdu, Hong Kong, and Taipei. I wanted to ask all of you to pray for those that I’ve had the chance to visit this trip!

    1. Please pray for the students at Peking University, may their pursuits of success center on God’s purpose for their lives.

    2. Please pray for the students at China University of Hong Kong, I got to share my testimony with them from this past year and am encouraged by those who accepted Christ. Please pray that they would never stop seeking Christ.

    3. Please pray for the upcoming evangelical event at National Taiwan University tonight that they will hear the gospel and center their lives on Jesus Christ alone.

    4. Please pray for the kids I met at the following charities — Included (Beijing), Beijing Xuanwu Peizhi School (Beijing), House of Dreams (Taipei), Children Are Us Foundation (Taipei). Im hoping the kids rely on Jesus and relentlessly chase their dreams even though society has already counted them out in many ways.

    Lastly, THANK YOU to all the fans who made this trip so memorable, whether its those who waited for me at the airports, came to my events, sent me gifts, posted to me through social media or just supported me in general!! You guys are the best!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin you are the best to follow. You are doing a wonderful job for being God’s messenger to the lost. Thanks for everything you’ve done. You indeed do what you preach! God is with you through everything you are doing.

  • Grace Nsns

    He didn’t even mention his FA?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not surprise:-)

  • Grace Nsns

    surrendering completely? ok, let’s wait and see.

  • Yellow

    Grizzlies are a very good team but have not been able to even win the WCF. Smart move to pursue Jeremy.

    Okay, time for all Jeremy fans to gather here to celebrate Jeremy joining a “new” team that appreciates him. Joyce should be here by now despite super busy life. 😉

  • Charlie S

    Happy July 1st everyone. Let the games begin

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If anyone is interested to listen JLin’s sharing, here is the link:
    http://www.goodtv.tv/

  • CJSHYY

    I am w you. Looks like CP is really in charge now.

  • CJSHYY

    His FA sure had done deal. Not even mentioned it at all.

  • CJSHYY

    I am w you. These teams mentioned that reach out to him so far are not his future team bc he wants to start….

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Yascar

    Struggling with both links. Hope our boy is doing ok.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really. I’ve no problem to watch either one. The other one is finished but you should be able to watch this.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    JLin’s favorite song: Cornerstone

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes, he said the same in tonight’s Q&A.

  • 1mtoldman

    the biggest issue appearing out of initial f.a. period is the impact of next years (and the next) cap bumps projected with “tv money”.

    with secondary players like al farouq and middleton (coming) getting big contracts by current cap standards its clear that management sees anything locked up this year at any price a steal.

    commentators are already “projecting” what currently being set contracts would look like with new money.

    also: bringing up issue of 2017 lockout as very real possibility when current cba expires as current deal not reflecting that “tv money”.

    tho there are differing opinions on the 2017 bump over 2016; its clear 2016 is the year to be “free”.

    and that fact seems (however it plays out for individuals) the overriding variable in decision making this year.

  • 1mtoldman

    also: happy canada day.

  • 1mtoldman

    cheap for a cheerleader/mascot.

  • 1mtoldman

    again the point i was trying to make previously in bringing up how contracts cant acutally be signed until the 9th….is because cap wont offcially be set till then.

    tho a million here a million there will make no difference to dealings with the midnite meetings f.a.’s,

    what the actual amount of money is left after those big “marquee names” are set (tho not yet consummated) and the cap officially and formally set, well that could make a big difference as to what interest there is in and who would be pursuing

    lin or someone else in his “tier” of general interest as f.a.

  • 1mtoldman

    looks like CP is “ABL”: calling out first for p.bev. and now the really dreadful nick calathes who i thought was headed (and may still be) back to euroleagues.

  • 1mtoldman

    while this makes sense; i haven’t seen any indications in any rumors or sideways readings to suggest this possiblity. too bad. but yes a nice idea.

  • 1mtoldman

    ive never liked asik; all he does in nola is take up space on the court and free davis to do some things he would otherwise have to do. i actually liked them a lot better with the super tall anjica on the court.

    i think its likely they will try to upgrade over asik before season starts and he will be relegated to back up (which imo is where he belongs) ..

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Yascar

    Nope not working. I think it’s my connection. Oh well. I hope someone puts it in Youtube afterwards.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Rondo wish he can have the same w Mav….

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry you can’t watch. This is youtube version.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The deal apparently includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract, according to Woj.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616246452495388672

  • dolphin2k2

    Not going to happen. Rose will not give up the PG position. It’s more bringing the ball across the court for the superstar and then stand in the corner for 3.

  • BobbyH

    One Domino falls. More to come.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I agree this what CP will say…. LOL!

  • wu kong

    I want JLin happy and on a team where he is respected, starting and getting plenty of playing time … but I do have to worry about my needs too! Anxiously waiting on news of where JLin ends up… Hurry up man! I’ve Got to make my vacation plans around this. Ha ha I do hope it is somewhere fun to go.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I'm told Jeremy Lin fielding interest from Dallas, Memphis, Indiana, Chicago, San Antonio, Clippers & even the Lakers http://t.co/qFYdG2T9dz— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 1, 2015

    spurs get it done

  • Rzo Vlade

    Jeremy Lin heard from the Lakers overnight, and the Mavericks, Grizzlies, Pacers, Bulls and Clippers, a league source told Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Still, Lin appears unlikely to re-sign with the Lakers, Media opines on Twitter.

    http://www.hoopsrumors.com/2015/07/rumors-carroll-green.html

  • Arsenium12 .
  • dolphin2k2

    Lakers want Lin to be their whipping boy and scapegoat for another year? No tanks.

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, finally Spurs. JLin plays and acts like a Spur. Been killing Spurs for many games they must be impressed with him

  • Rzo Vlade

    If Aldridge commits to San Antonio, almost feels like a Diaw/Mills or Splitter/Mills trade is on the horizon.— Paul Garcia PS (@PaulGarciaPS) July 1, 2015

  • Rzo Vlade

    Sources: Danny Green has agreed to a 4 year, $45 million deal with the Spurs— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015

  • Rzo Vlade

    The San Antonio Spurs have traded center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

    LMA to spurs

  • Arsenium12 .

    Mav’s beat writer, Tim MacMahon, says the Mavs have already contacted Lin …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/616273146107293696

  • Maknusia

    good to hear that..thanks

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • a match made in heaven really .. character and identity-wise
    but not so sure about Playing Time

    But it’s good they’re talking!

  • Maknusia

    And even lakers!!!..lol let them eat the grass

  • Rick Johnson

    You can just post the twitter link. Don’t have to copy and paste from embed. That way ill leave off that “script async” garbage at the bottom.

  • Rzo Vlade

    theres a rumor mills will be traded and joseph is restricted free agent

    LMA is going to spurs so they clearing cap splitter already traded

  • Rzo Vlade

    thanks

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Would this help with his playing time?
    https://twitter.com/CNM_JLin_Vids/status/616276132183326720

  • Charlie S

    If Aldridge goes to the Spurs, will Duncan shift to center? Will both be interchangeable PF/C?

  • Rzo Vlade

    man spurs wont go away………hahahaah

  • Rick Johnson

    “Lakers didn’t make strong impression”: Byron Scott must have opened his mouth. Big mistake bringing the “no 3’s, no PnR” guy along

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe Pops remembers the 38 points JLin dropped on them.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no! kobe was there…….you know what happen when kobe pitch just ask D. howard

  • blubell

    Jeremy has always played well against the Spurs. Pops had Leonard guard Jeremy. Respect.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin is a good fit bc these big three are too old.

  • dolphin2k2

    Kobe: I’ll show you how to win like me! You know, shoot until your arms fall off.

  • blubell

    BIg mistake is having both BScott and Kobe there… deadly. lol.

  • dolphin2k2

    would Lin be willing to play in SAS for less than what Patty Mill makes?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • FSW

    lol

  • real-dsb

    wow, an actual high quality article on Lin. good post

  • blubell

    Players (recently Leonard) are willing to take a pay cut to play for the Spurs. If Jeremy thinks SAS is a good fit for him who knows.

  • real-dsb

    LMA-O!

  • dolphin2k2

    Still don’t think they will find meaningful time for Lin to play on the team with KT/SC/SL

  • Rzo Vlade

    do not like…spurs is the team I want

  • Rzo Vlade

    yeah spurs all the way

  • real-dsb

    sweet news

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • dolphin2k2

    Patty is making $3,842,105 next year so it would be a pretty big discount from Lin

  • real-dsb

    Well, I guess if Lakers trade Russell, then they’ll need a PG again. Why don’t they just sign Ronnie Price, you know, last year’s starting PG?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • dolphin2k2

    I think Lin said he will try to model his game after Manu, but that was after they benched him. Don’t think it was by choice.

  • Rzo Vlade

    spurs all the way

  • blubell

    And this is how he became an all around player. Turn negative into positive, the JLin way 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    I like the idea bc TP is old & the best it’s Green will not try to be PG like Harden or Kobe.

  • Rzo Vlade

    grizz are nice but I like spurs

  • Maknusia

    deciding is gonna tougher than we thought…hmmm…Lin decides!

  • blubell

    Nicely done 🙂

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    grey shirt, color scheme attire …….spurs?

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will get more playing time bc the big three it’s old Plus TP always in injury trouble now.

  • David Kim

    Which one do you prefer?
    1) Mavs signs lin as starting PG
    2) spurs signs lin as a back up PG and signs Ardridge. more chance for winning championship.

    Click upvote for 1 or downvote for 2

  • Rzo Vlade

    spurs contender if LMA goes there spurs….. if not mavs

  • CJSHYY

    Spurs. Bc he can have more chance to get the ring next season.

  • blubell
  • unfortunately downvote doesn’t really show # of downvotes
    But Mavs starting PG is better.

    More PT -> better stats at this point of his career

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    Oh i didnt know that…

  • hm … some other PIECES?
    wow that soon

  • CJSHYY

    Sounds like they will get Aldridge.

  • BobbyH

    Though not final, but considering the possibility of this, implying Lin will get lots of playing time if Ginobibl retires.

    Besides, I believe Pop coach will use Lin wisely. Who knows, maybe TP 2 is in the making.

    http://www.rantsports.com/nba/2015/06/30/manu-ginobilis-latest-comments-suggest-retirement-from-san-antonio-spurs-forthcoming/

  • David Kim

    And Lin?

  • you can reply to your post with 2 replies (Yes and No) so people can upvote what they like

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will decide maybe after he comes back. But Aldridge can make the decision soon.

  • Rzo Vlade

    why spurs…ginobili playing time will be limited,,,,and these guys might be gone cory joseph RFA, belinili UFA, patty mills on trade block

  • good point .. could be subliminal message or unconscious thought after talking to Spurs

  • Rzo Vlade

    parker playing time will be limited due to injury

  • Rzo Vlade

    man tony parker is already 33yrs old damn he look like middle 20’s something

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    KNEW THAT WAS A CHANCE

  • golfhacker

    And he needs to dispel the false narrative that he is only suitable to be a backup PG.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    HAVING A HARD TIME CHOOSING BETWEEN THE MAVS AND SPURS

  • Alain Gervais

    GIVEN TONY PARKERS AGE LIN WILL START SOME GAMES. ALSO POP LOVES TO REST THEM ALOT.

  • blubell

    Haha. What’s with the CAPS!?

  • Rick Johnson

    Deleted duplicate

  • yes pleasantly suprising
    The writer actually tried to make a case that GSW is the perfect place for JLin for 1 yr
    $3.3M/yr and non-guaranteed PT don’t sound very good for Lin

  • Alain Gervais

    lol excited. just came from school, heard the news on the bus home.

  • blubell

    Yup, I woke up and found lots of Jeremy news and was excited as well 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    should of drafted a big man. what a mistake. the draft was filled with bigs as well smh…..

  • yes, exactly

    2 more years of backup will cement his reputation so no NBA teams will give him an actual chance to start & actually develop him

  • Rick Johnson

    No Clippers. CP3 big headed Prima Dona

  • blubell

    If he is taking a pay cut might as well be with the spurs, I think.

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…how we wish….

  • blubell

    yup and even less PT

  • blubell

    But black pants… Nets? 😛

  • Alain Gervais

    now question mavs or spurs? or chicago who also has d rose who won’t play a lot. my god this is a impossible decision. no lose situation. id choose spurs because of pop

  • WUT? .. Please run, Jeremy. Run!

    But in hindsight, they do need someone CLUTCH in the playoff LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    chris paul too ball dominant. but if the loose jordan then maybe they would speed it up. 4th option to me behind chicago, spurs, and mavs

  • Alain Gervais

    are people ready for pop to scream at lin lmao.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    don’t worry, they have Kobe, that’s all they need

  • blubell

    Pop screams at players for a good reason. It is better than BScott/McHale screaming at him for no reason.

  • Dorothy

    Lin, please don’t go. Austin Rivers is there, you will play after him….

  • yes, if Pop can scream at Duncan and Parker to develop them, he can scream at JLin :]

    He used to be in the military so he’s not gonna change

  • Alain Gervais

    looking at the spurs roster. the only issue i see is playing time. khwi Mleanord is the only player with above 30 minutes and patty mills has only 18 minutes per gam

  • Alain Gervais

    no doubt. ill be cheering him on lol like bad lin lmao bad lin…..

  • John Lee

    Which begs the question: why even contact Lin in the first place?

  • CJSHYY

    But Lin will be more in charge for 2nd unit than Mills.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! That’s the only concern I have from Spurs. LOL!

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    agree they will talk about it more in detail now the pop is awake lol. as he said I’m sleeping at midnight

  • real-dsb
  • Alain Gervais

    take it. take it right now

  • Rzo Vlade

    mills is on trade block

  • Alain Gervais

    with wes to the mavs i think mavs will go toward a 3 and d play.

  • Alain Gervais

    ohhhhhhh

  • FSW

    Hopefully he will be seen as a starter and not just a place holder until any another PG shows up, remember MAVs reached out to BEV. At this point of his career if he backs up TP as an heir apparent as long as POPs gives him a fair shot thats could be a good situation. Somehow I trust someone like POPs who has high IQ, and seems to give respect to Lin as an opponent unlike the previous 4/5 coaches he has played for (not MDA).

    Dallas might be OK but seems that CP is trying to make himself the star of the team, and will resent LIN on the court if he outshines him.

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    playmaker cause nobody can create in mavs roster

  • hm, tough choice

    Lin+LMA in Spurs (25mpg) OR
    Lin+Wes in Mavs (32mpg)

  • Alain Gervais

    ohh. mg this choice gets no easier. still pop the decider

  • Rzo Vlade

    yep championship is still better

  • CJSHYY

    Wes wants more money than Mav offers…?

  • Alain Gervais

    spurs because of pop. also the key player on the spurs are old. another thing. lin can be a replacement for either parker or ginobli.

  • Alain Gervais

    only 3 million away

  • he’d probably settle for $12-13M/yr if he likes DAL enough

  • FSW

    Parsons thinks he is and not always a good teammate to Lin. How many times has he walked away from Lin when he has been down on the ground. Question team chemistry.
    Spurs more mature team. Parker will not try to outshine Lin and will probably appreciate the breathers that Lin will give him.

    SPURs baby

  • I’d have no problem with both for now

    If Lin chooses Spurs, I trust he knows Spurs will use him well

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    MG – likely back? Based on what?

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais

    lol almost forget ignoble. what a duo that would be

  • Rzo Vlade

    I must admit parson is dreamy I give him that….but thinking himself a playmaker please stop

  • FSW

    sure doesn’t he do it to everyone. problem last 3 years was coaches singling out Lin for abuse and that is simply not nice

  • CJSHYY

    CP wants to have more chance to playmaking… as he said he can do more for the coming season. Don’t like him to be on the same team w Lin. Plus if Spurs really gets Aldridge … they will have big chance to get the ring next season.

  • Alain Gervais

    ginobli will if duncan is back

  • FSW

    YES

  • Brent Yen

    I think she just choose to step down as a mod and just watch lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Too bad, I think he will no matter Lin is on the team w him or not. Cuban seems to buy what he said so far…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    As I commented before, why write an essay on how you don’t plan to retire? But we will see…

  • CJSHYY

    I think if they sign Lin that’s bc they want him to lead the 2nd unit.

  • Dreamy Parsons is dreamin’ as a point SF :]

  • FSW

    like it

  • Alain Gervais

    why not. its the ultimate team lol team.

  • blubell
  • GoodDayLA

    I don’t think Lin should go there unless Ginbili retires. But the Spurs players get hurt a lot. I can see Lin getting a chance just based on injury.

  • blubell

    I volunteer to slap him so he can wake up 😛

  • Brewkowski

    Pop screams at his stars and non-stars alike. Whereas McHale and Scott likes to single out Lin.

    Let’s go Spurs, make Lin a fair offer, won’t regret it.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin is uncomfortable working with BS, not BS’ system. Here I have corrected the article…lol

  • BobbyH

    BS = BS System = Garbage

  • Brent Yen

    He is the past…. 😉

  • blubell

    He is stuck in the past.

  • BobbyH

    Well, not to some genius in Lakers Org.

  • Rzo Vlade

    the past, present and future doesn’t want him they think hes garbage

  • Grace Nsns

    What did this guy mean by “even” the lakers?

  • Maknusia

    If Kerr and the coaching staff are smart, they could give Lin enough minutes rotating between starters and bench while KT and SC rest…this gives them the extra boost needed during playoff.

    But for a 3.3m…thats way too low

  • real-dsb

    meaning why are the Lakers even interested in Lin considering that he has no interest in them, and also their treatment of him last year

  • real-dsb

    so what are your top vacation destinations? =)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah Mark Medina totally gets it. Some Lin fans unfairly criticize him.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    cool fans!!!!

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    Ed, good luck. Go get some big contract…

  • Rick Johnson

    Naptown Nation
    ‏@NaptownNation
    Per reports, the Pacers have reached out to Jeremy Lin. Could be cheaper than re-signing Donald Sloan? Not sure what the plan is.
    https://twitter.com/NaptownNation/status/616305022075211776

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Could a Spurs offer to Lin be contingent upon Ginobli retiring? I also wonder if the decision is entirely Ginobli’s. Couldn’t you picture Pop putting his hand on his shoulder and saying, “Manu, it is time.”

  • Arsenium12 .
  • wu kong

    hmmm… San Antonio could be a real nice vacation… I’m just sayin’…. http://visitsanantonio.com/Trip-Ideas

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Not in the summertime 🙂

  • Rick

    Nuts。Donald Sloan made $948,163 in 2014-15. PPG 7.9 (2014-15) 4.9 (carrier)
    Lin is cheaper than Donald Sloan????????????????/

  • Dorothy

    I will vacation at SA, if Lin goes there, but after the mistreatment by CF, I have reservation about Texans in general…I would not even let my son apply for Rice U. just saying…

  • wu kong

    I’m from the deep south I like the summertime heat and humidity 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    lol he is clearly tripping. pacers like the 5-7 option so don’t worry

  • Rick Johnson

    No Mo to Dallas

    Jared ZwerlingVerified account
    ‏@JaredZwerling
    Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or four years. Not done yet.
    https://twitter.com/JaredZwerling/status/616310434212278273

  • real-dsb

    LOL

  • TK Wong

    haha…. how many times have we seen pretty boy Parson try to dribble drive with the ball and then have a turnover as the result? Don’t think he’s going to wake up even if you slap him. He’s a good shooter but he’s not quite a white Lebron yet.

  • real-dsb

    Manu and Lin had nearly the same stats last year. Lin with better 3 pt and FT%. But Lin had to do that on one of the worst teams, systems, and coaches. Manu got his with one of the best teams, systems, and coaches. Imagine what Lin’s stats would be in a good system and coach.

    https://twitter.com/datastats/status/616313107581763584

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers striking out in FA again. Nobody wants to play for BS and Kobe. LOL

  • blubell

    Manu is old and his PT will decrease.

  • GoodDayLA

    Unless there is a real PG ahead of Lin, LIn is not going to Dallas to back up some freaking scrub.

  • real-dsb

    right. manu will be 38, Lin 27.

  • real-dsb

    how are they going to play them?

  • CJSHYY

    To be honest, these teams which reach out to Lin. I think only Spurs, Mav, & Lakers he will consider.

  • Rick

    When will Lin come bk to the States?
    His Asia tour schedule is a bit odd to me. It feels like he’s telling other “OK, I am a small fish, I will wait and let you big guys to settle down and see what’s left for me to fill in.”

  • Alain Gervais

    dragic is in europe so its normal. he takes this trip every year also

  • GoodDayLA

    Greg Monroe and Jordan still left. Also trades possible but unlikely for Laker junk

  • GoodDayLA

    smart lady

  • Hm, no Mavs

  • Rick Johnson

    Alex KennedyVerified account
    ‏@AlexKennedyNBA
    I’m hearing the Dallas Mavericks were one of the first teams to reach out to Jeremy Lin last night. They have shown interest in many PGs.
    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/616318683988787200

  • Alain Gervais

    now they say it

  • GoodDayLA

    Manu was very bad last season. He was also poor in the playoffs. He just got old. 10 years ago, he could have eaten the Clippers for breakfast and tore them apart.

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account
    ‏@WojYahooNBA
    Yahoo Sources: Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns agree on a five-year, $70M deal. http://yhoo.it/1gbN1Yx
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616318872119971840

  • GoodDayLA

    CJ, Paul G, G Hill –> where is the space and time for Lin? Don’t see it unless trade coming for bigs and getting rid of CJ or G Hill.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lakers….haha you are crazy.

  • It’s nice to be wanted (in a good way)

  • Alain Gervais

    if spurs have to trade patty mills because he cost too much. the price maybe the only thing against spurs. lin not worth that low of money. especially when mills average 7 ppg

  • Rick Johnson

    Doubt Jordan goes to the Lakers. Those Laker media are dreaming. Either stays with Clippers or goes to Dallas.

  • you might need to piggyback on JLin to do so 🙂

  • blubell

    hehe 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    PB’s agent just tried to showoff how popular he’s in this FA so news flied last night.

  • Rzo Vlade

    mills will be traded cause of LMA

  • CJSHYY

    It’s OK. The matter it’s contract & role.

  • Rick

    Maybe cuz Patty Mills did not produce enuf

  • CJSHYY

    Spurs will not pay big money for Lin. Just hope the playing time & role can be important.

  • Alain Gervais

    i dont understand spurs cap space how much will they have after lma?????

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rzo Vlade

    I dont know to lazy to look but many rumors mills must go in order for LMA max

  • Alain Gervais

    i guess you guys was right rox didn’t even try to call lin…….good.

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope whichever team JLin goes to they blow the Lakers out of the arena with 3’s and PnR.

  • Alain Gervais

    most of the teams listed for lin are contenders so yea they will

  • GoodDayLA

    I thought Lin was that kind of guy, but unlikely.

    Lin played so poorly in game 1 last season against the Rockets, he almost killed me as a fan.

    I no longer expect Lin to exact revenge for me against the injustice he faces.

    I just want this guy to play to his own ability and let go and do his thing free of inhibitions and fear.

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin should sign an Ed Davis. 1 year deal with player option for 2nd year.

  • Alain Gervais

    had more to do with the system and team. when lin was at the rox they always beat the knicks.

  • GoodDayLA

    true, but look at 2nd time, he just put his head down and went to free throw line like a mad man.

    I wished he did it in game 1. He played horribly in game 1

  • Rick Johnson

    error, thought meant Lin

  • Alain Gervais

    he had more space to do so

  • Rick

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 1m1 minute ago
    Tyson Chandler has agreed to a deal with the Suns, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rzo Vlade
  • Alain Gervais

    how much less will lin take to be with the spurs. do you guys care? play on a great team then get a big pay day after. and he could easily replace ignoble or parker. ginoble will retire soon

  • Rick Johnson

    SAS stars have been known to take less to get players like Dirk. Less money driven than some other teams.

  • yes, Suns wasn’t talked about before.
    Interesting strategy …
    If Bledsoe is traded, I wonder if Lin is still in play

  • CJSHYY

    How much they paid Mills? I think that probably it’s the money Lin will get?

  • Alain Gervais

    3 million

  • CJSHYY

    Sun is good. I like it.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, I think that’s the price Lin will get.

  • I like Hornacek too but not sure how Lin/Knight backcourt would look
    But fast-pace is great fit for Lin

    That’s why he mentioned it in his Q&A, I think

  • Alain Gervais

    thats really low for his skills. much better then mills who average 7 ppg

  • CJSHYY

    That answer it’s for fast break teams. It’s not for the teams he will go. But hope so.

  • Alain Gervais
  • it should be more, $5-7M/yr
    Avg salary is close to $2.8M so it should be more with 6-7 interested teams increasing the bid

  • CJSHYY

    I know that’s why I am not sure Lin will go or not?

  • Alain Gervais

    the issue is how much will spurs have after lma.

  • CJSHYY

    Shumpert wants 8M at least.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea 3 mill is too low

  • GoodDayLA

    its a bad fit. 2 short 6 foot 3 guards = no resistance on defense when switching is in play.

    They will be a 6th-8th seed that loses in 2nd round every time with Lin and Knight starting as guards.

    So sadly Lin would be a bench guy there if Suns have a clue

  • David Kim

    If Mavs wants to sign DeAndre Jordan, they should sign Lin not Pat because Jordan needs a great P&R partner like Paul.

  • GoodDayLA

    true i’ll give you that

  • Alain Gervais

    yup

  • Cuban is checking out JLin
    Beating HOU with Parsons and Lin will satisfy this man

  • GoodDayLA

    the fact the Mavs are considering such different type of players shows you how lost they indeed are. Lin would be smart to stay away.

  • CJSHYY

    Good point. Jordan needs PG like Lin to creates for him not the PB type just stand in 3P line waiting for ball to come.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson

    Read article they were planning to do P&R with Jordan / Parsons with Parsons a more point forward roll. I’m skeptical and think Lin / Jordan P&R would be way better.

  • CJSHYY

    See… CP wants to in charge the ball like what he did in Rox w Lin. smh!

  • Rick Johnson
  • GoodDayLA

    “If we are going to make some big investment with any free agent, it needs to be someone who might fit.”

    Fit, he said it not me.

    Yeah Hinkie talked about FIT like Lin talks about FIT. haha

  • Rzo Vlade

    no thanks

  • It’s possible they had a phone conversation about the FIT without having any fit :]

  • Rzo Vlade

    fit to tank

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA 12m12 minutes agoFlorida, USA

    Alex Kennedy retweeted Alex Kennedy

    Sources say that the New York Knicks have reached out to Jeremy Lin. This lines up with my report from Sunday.

  • Still shocking ..
    But Phil likes to play “Tickle-Me-Melo” game

  • GoodDayLA

    the Sixers should pick up Draymond Green, Lin, and some cheap shooting vets to round things out.

  • golfhacker

    If Tyson Chandler does sign with the Suns, then I would love to see Mavs sign Jeremy and Ed Davis as STARTERS. I just don’t trust Parsons. He strikes me as being sneaky. Plus, he is too high on himself and I’m afraid he’d play too selfish.

  • GoodDayLA

    Melo is a garbage player and I think Phil finally figured it out. Make Melo the villain and put the hate on Melo and off the franchise by signing players Melo cannot stomach to play with. Like Porzingis and Lin.

    In Melo’s defense, I watched a KD HBO special, and Melo was scrimmaging and looked like an absolute BEAST. I can see why Scouts and GM’s watching him in that environment believe he is an alpha dog.

    but Melo’s rec league beast mode does not translate to NBA games.

  • Rick Johnson

    But I think Rick Carlisle is no Kevin McHale. He doesn’t kiss up to the stars like McHale and Scott. I remember he commented at the beginning of last season that Parsons was too fat and Parsons posted a selfie of his abs. Carlisle also put Rondo in his place. If he see’s that Lin P&R is better than Parsons he will go with that.

  • GoodDayLA

    its funny how all Lin fans believe Parsons is a snake haha

  • Rick Johnson

    I like Ed Davis but he’s kind of undersized as a center. I think Mavs want Jordan for the center. Ed might be PF or backup center.

  • Alain Gervais

    btw who will play center for the mavs if jordan return to clippers

  • Rzo Vlade

    parson

  • JT

    90% of these “news” are untrue and unreliable just like Alex Kennedy. I wouldn’t believe anything until it actually happens

  • CJSHYY

    I want Lin to get more teams offers before he can decide which team for next season.

  • Alain Gervais

    stop it it is pretty accurate

  • Brent Yen

    When it happens, you do not need to believe any more tho

  • driving Melo crazy enough to leave NY?
    Not sure if it will work though. Melo loves NY and his money

    It’s a sure mess in NY

  • yes, more offers is always good
    6-7 would be excellent!

  • CJSHYY

    It’s real but talk or reach out don’t mean offer the contract.

  • zxcvb

    I still think Philly could emerge out of nowhere — just like Tyson in Phoenix.

    As always, Dallas or Philly for me. With Chicago a solid but distant 3rd place.

  • Alain Gervais

    when i heard the rumors on lebron going to the miami a few years back i didn’t believe it, since then i believe the rumors. especially for free agents

  • I am The Jason

    The Knicks and Lakers are getting major shade thrown at them. Patiently waiting for Aldridge to pick the Spurs for the ultimate laugh for the Lakers.

  • yes, real talk and chatters but not necessarily leading to making an offer
    Probably enough to get Melo mad enough to say bad things for NY tabloids

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg
    ‏@robinlundberg
    Jeremy Lin is a PNR player, not really a triangle guy. But Phil loves big guards and Knicks desperately need someone who can get to rim.
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/616330790603984896

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! It’s just phone interview.

  • Rzo Vlade

    pls no…..knicks are garbage and kobe buddies are there

  • golfhacker

    We need to get Ed to eat more then 🙂

  • GoodDayLA

    Greg monroe, Jordan Hill, Ed Davis, Asik. many plugs

  • GoodDayLA

    that would be nice if Brandon Knight wasn’t there as the starting PG.

  • wandertheglobe

    Tyson has signed with the Suns. The Mavs is looking for a center. DJordan, Ed and Jeremy would fit in perfectly. Mavs line up: PG: JLin, SG: ?, SF: CParsons, PF:Dirk, C:DJ. Everyone can run except Dirk.

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg ‏@robinlundberg 35m35 minutes ago Manhattan, NY
    Lakers basically Knicks West now. Can’t expect guys to run into burning building. I think there’s a saying, if you build it, they will come.
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/616324452083757056

  • JT

    alex kennedy has never been right, this is all random stuff they make up

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Both teams didn’t get any big name player yet. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Just talk… right now I think all the teams will not make offer that easily unless you really want to come.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Byron Scott, March 31, 2015 :

    “You have a lot of free agents out there who would love to play for us. They’ve been making it pretty clear,” Scott said. “You have guys during the games come by the bench saying, ‘Hey Coach, I would love to be in L.A. next year.’ That makes you feel good there are players out there that want to be here. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that
    we’re taking it in a different direction. They know this organization and the history of the organization is going to be back.”

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/byron-scott-los-angeles-lakers-nba-free-agency

  • Rick Johnson

    Haha. Only FA they’ve gotten so far is Sacre. That’s who he must have been talking about.

  • Rzo Vlade

    actually sacre was blackmail to join the lakers

  • The only ways big-name FAs will flock to LA is AFTER Kobe & BScott leave

  • Alain Gervais

    i think knicks have no shot at lin. yes he would start and get big stats but it won’t be valued as much as decent to good scoring on the spurs. build your brand lin. knicks are yesterdays news.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Brent Yen

    They offered Lillard a max already…

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais

    yea unless portland want to be the new suns

  • real-dsb

    They meant LA… Clippers. LOL

  • zxcvb

    Still waiting for that stealth offer from Philly…just like Tyson stealth signing with Phoenix.

  • Rick Johnson

    Are they done tanking? Don’t want him to go to another tanking team. He didn’t sound interested in 76ers on interview for that reason.

  • Brent Yen

    How is the fans there….I hope they can be at least showing average support to players on the team…

  • bolero

    They need a fall guy…

  • bolero

    Like Lin said Parson is his BF..

  • Brent Yen

    Or a guy who kept falling on the floor…

  • golfhacker

    The fans in Philly will support you no matter what your record is IF you play hard every night. Philly has a large Asian population and has its own Chinatown too.

  • Rick Johnson

    Analytics? Byron Scott don’t need no stinking analytics.

    Mike BresnahanVerified account‏@Mike_Bresnahan
    Aldridge was floored in a good way by Houston’s analytics, on-court projections in their presentation. Not so with the Lakers.

    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/616344788439183360

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe is a cancer for the Lakers

    Mike BresnahanVerified account
    ‏@Mike_Bresnahan
    More LMA: He and Kobe didn’t quite gel. It’s a little vague, but Aldridge apparently didn’t quite get answers from Kobe he was seeking.
    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/616345152391491584

  • Brent Yen

    Ok…good to know that!

  • The longer Lin waits, the more likely he’s considering Mavs starting PG position
    Mavs needs to wait for DeAndre Jordan 1st so it could be a while

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Kobe again?! LOL! I think he will pick Spurs.

  • CJSHYY

    Why?

  • Hm … we heard this one before LOL

    Imaginary convo:
    LMA: “Will I get to be the hero at the last shot?”
    Kobe: “Over my dead body!”
    LMA: “So it’s a done deal then ..”
    Kobe: ” …&#@$%(#*%”

  • At this point, more Lakers fans are getting upset with Kobe for driving away Howard, LMA, etc.

  • Alain Gervais
  • Alain Gervais
  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    That’s the “Kobe Effect”

  • real-dsb

    LMA: Will you be jacking up 20 shots a game next year?
    KB: At a minimum.
    LMA: Will I get the ball?
    KB: I can’t promise you that.
    LMA: Are you going to retire after next year?
    KB: Maybe. Maybe not.

  • Lakers is definitely living in the past

  • CJSHYY

    See, BS style of game plan it’s not a good idea. smh!

  • golfhacker

    LMA: Adios.

  • Alain Gervais

    especially with scott mr no 3’s and i hate pnr’s

  • yup, Bball part of presentation = Kobe retirement show

  • CJSHYY

    Good. They should ask him to retired ASAP. W Kobe, Lakers is dead end.

  • Rick Johnson

    Exactly

  • Alain Gervais

    what happen to all the noise about lakers and rando?? rando has gotten less interest then lin.

  • it’s stunning how they’re still so stubborn about it
    And after GSW & Spurs championship style

  • Cookiemole

    The mavs just lost Tyson Chandler. If they don’t land DeAndre Jordan, they probably won’t make playoffs.

  • Alain Gervais

    well spurs have won 6 so it isn’t like team ball is a new concept. also old laker with magic was team ball

  • CJSHYY

    I read somewhere said Rondo wants 10M from King but not sure what’s next for them…?! Rondo sure wish he’s still in Celtics.

  • Rick Johnson

    BBALLBREAKDOWN‏@bballbreakdown

    Y’know, I had said on the show today that ALL those FA meetings go well with every tm, unless Kobe is in the room…

    https://twitter.com/bballbreakdown/status/616346439111806976

  • Mavs prioritizes cap space to get DeAndre 1st so the deal for Lin and others would need to wait. They can’t afford to sign Lin 1st for flexibility

  • Is Philly media like HOU or LAL?

  • Rick Johnson

    The Kobe effect:

    N B A T A L K
    ‏@Talk_NBA_
    Report: LaMarcus Aldridge has informed the Lakers that he will not be signing with them after a meeting with frontoffice last night
    https://twitter.com/Talk_NBA_/status/616346193434685440

  • real-dsb

    Sixers fans may be different, but overall, Philly sports fans have a reputation of being the worst fans.
    https://www.google.com/search?num=100&q=philly+sports+fans

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Spurs and GSW have been winning more with 3-ball which BScott stubbornly dismissed as necessary for championship run

  • I’d imagine LMA will get a congratulatory text from Dwight Howard soon

  • Alain Gervais

    mavs i think played free agency stupid. if they don’t sign deandre they have no center

  • Perfect analogy of Lakers trying to woo big-name FAs

    https://twitter.com/KamBrothers/status/616348144620711936

  • Rick Johnson

    What else they got to talk about? Certainly not a good coach or a real superstar in his prime.

    Adrian WojnarowskiVerified account‏@WojYahooNBA

    As @Mike_Bresnahan says, Aldridge felt too much of Lakers presentation focused on outside opportunities; wanted clearer, better b-ball focus

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616345665392635904

  • real-dsb

    No, a better analogy is like a restaurant with poor ambiance, poor waiters, and no food, but telling you that they have a history of excellent ambiance, waters, and food.

  • Apparently the 2nd coming of Kobe/Gasol pitch by Kobe is not appealing to LMA https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/616349177946083328

  • real-dsb

    Kobe: Time to put your big boy pants on, LaMarcus!
    LMA: Okay… see you guys later.

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe that’s why JLin taking a wait and see approach, he’s looking for a good compatible team not the $$$. Needs to see how teams form up. After losing Chandler if they don’t get Jordan they’re not going far in the playoffs if at all.

  • wu kong

    Floored by analytics… hmm… you mean the fancy presentation of analytics. I would not be impressed until the analytical model bears some fruit. just sayin’

  • wu kong

    no Kobe is the light and the way… ha ha ha… I crack myself up.

  • 1mtoldman

    latest “buzz” has pb going to da knicks.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I have mixed feelings about Jeremy playing for Pop and the Spurs. We have seen Lin shine under D’antoni who really gave him freedom to play through his mistakes. Lin does the best when he is playing with full confidence.
    On the other hand, we saw a coach like McHale who pulled Jeremy after his first turnover in a game which I think affected the way he played.
    Pop is usually very hard on his point guards. I’ve seen him pull Tony after little mistakes and really get in his face. I wonder if Jeremy would thrive with that amount of pressure on him from his coach.
    What do you all think?

  • 1mtoldman

    ahh but what if the dont get jordan (and already lost tyson?)

  • Quite a different approach by Dirk to step back.

    Kobe still wants to be #1 with bad shooting-shoulder at 37?
    I hope Kobe stays for 3 more years 🙂

  • Brent Yen
  • 1mtoldman

    maybe kobe asked la if he was soft like charmin.

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t buy it

  • real-dsb

    LMA: So what’s your game plan for this year and give me some specific examples of how you plan to use me?

    BS: Well, basically, I’m going to let Kobe do whatever he wants and take as many shots as he wants. Then I’m going to yell at the rest of guys. Did you know that that Lakers have won 16 NBA championships and have 27 HOFers?

    LMA: Well, it’s been nice talking to you.

  • Rick Johnson

    Never heard of him before. 31 followers. Joke.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    That’s the difference between a “team first” mentality vs a “Me first” mentality.

  • Alain Gervais

    this contract is way to long anyways

  • 1mtoldman

    hinkies never done tanking but as others have pointed out here; there could be a mutual interest here in lin getting an opportunity for a 1 year showcase; does well, hinkie gets his flipable asset for more dps and lin gets set up with a higher profile/resume for the

    BIG CAP JUMP

    (everyone say it with me)

    next year.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, I hope he does 2 years, 2nd year player option. First year will show the league who he really is.

  • CJSHYY

    Why Lin needs to sign 5 years? W big cap space coming soon?! I doubt Lin will take this deal.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes

  • Brent Yen

    This is obviously fake

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Exactly!! (re the 16 championships)

  • who’s this guy?
    Isn’t it like 4:30 am in Taiwan when he supposedly talked to JLin on the phone? Why would JLin talk to this guy that early?

    Not very convincing indeed

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is Burt Steele’s avatar. He says he’s a retired NFL exec. I’m thinking it’s a bogus tweet.
    __________

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    great point!

  • Rzo Vlade

    hey burt time to take out the trash and do your assignment………sign mom

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Right now it’s still early in Taiwan.

  • Brent Yen

    I thought it is obviously fake…so I posted it…my bad…LOL

  • I guess old dog wouldn’t be able to learn new tricks
    Lakers fans would be furious the longer this goes on.

    Kobe is sabotaging Lakers future.
    Dwight, JLin, LMA, etc..

  • CJSHYY

    Kobe & Gasol? If so then why Gasol left?

  • very true.. they’re literally showing the picture of the past
    plus a coach of the past

  • Alain Gervais

    after last year i thought he would of said ok i can be that anymore…. really delusional

  • LOL .. next time give a warning hehe..
    we’re in the mode of anticipating breaking news here 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin plays for the glory of God. Getting big numbers and bringing team back within striking distance only to be pulled out so they can lose and tank doesn’t appeal to him.

  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell

    What did I miss? What did Brent do THIS time? 😛

  • GoodDayLA

    “be my beotch” Lamarcus. Come be my lil beotch.

    Lemarcus siad NOPE.

  • Brent Yen

    Maybe he had a phone conversation with Lin before this? LOL

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616354582961098752

  • Rick Johnson

    Haralabos Voulgaris‏@haralabob

    Byron Scott and Jim Buss fail to convince a player that their organization knows what it takes to win in todays NBA game. Shocking

    https://twitter.com/haralabob/status/616353593411674113

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahahahaha

  • Alain Gervais
  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    Haha! PB will stay. LOL!

  • Rzo Vlade

    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Berman/status/616353587841605633

    this isn’t good leverage to get jlin

  • Cookiemole

    if they don’t have the firepower to make the playoffs, I doubt Lin signs with them.

  • blubell

    BScott should keep him company in that basement…

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rzo Vlade

    this isn’t good leverage to get jlin…….opps wrong post

  • Rick Johnson

    Travis Stanford
    ‏@travishb
    @KamBrothers I now picture Mitch and Jim furiously searching for Ed Davis’ and Jeremy Lin’s cell phone numbers….
    https://twitter.com/travishb/status/616350128597700608

  • Rzo Vlade

    this isn’t good leverage to get jlin to sign….wrong post again

  • Alain Gervais

    all the cap space they had for no one lol

  • CJSHYY

    Finally some news from LF.

  • Rick

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 8m8 minutes ago
    Guard Sergio Llull has decided against joining the Rockets in the NBA and will stay with Real Madrid, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Alain Gervais

    harden ask for a playmaker and got the same old player

  • Rick

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 3m3 minutes ago
    For the Rockets, Llull’s choice to stay in Europe makes the need to retain restricted free agent guard Patrick Beverley even more important.

  • real-dsb

    no one wants to play with Harden

  • Cookiemole

    🙁 poor guy. doesn’t sound like his nerve problems will ever go away

  • real-dsb

    lefty? yikes, he’s got real problems if he’s resorting to that.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Brent Yen

    hahahahaha

  • Brent Yen

    Good point

  • real-dsb

    so classic!

  • real-dsb

    anyone else here not getting any work done today? LOL

  • golfhacker

    Can you be more specific?

  • blubell

    Shhhh… boss must not find out. LOL.

  • Alain Gervais

    lma and deandre holding the process up. once they go lin will follow

  • CJSHYY

    damage control now…LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    After another failed Free Agency they going to bring this out again?

    https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/525305357305118720

  • real-dsb

    Sixers don’t need to tank this year. They have the Lakers 2016 1st round draft pick (*top 3 protected)

  • Alain Gervais

    first take is teasing them. sound like skip

  • LOL .. lots of work are being done but the CPU is in overdrive

  • Rick Johnson

    Wow that’s a long meeting especially since it’s the second meeting.

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/616357885279256576

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg‏@robinlundberg

    Robin Lundberg retweeted Mike Bresnahan

    “LaMarcus, pass me the ball, shut up and get out of the way or I’ll stare into your soul. Got it?”

    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/616357473855926273

  • CJSHYY

    W PB everything will back to old day again.

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg‏@robinlundberg

    People need to stop saying New York and LA aren’t appealing to free agents anymore. It isn’t the cities. It is the trash teams.

    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/616360460129050624

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think LAL media is like HOU. HOU media was buddies with Rockets org. I didn’t get that sense with LA. I feel that east coast media like NY, PHI, BOS, the sports media pressure can be brutal. (Although I don’t feel that would affect Lin because he’s already been through the peak with NYK). If a player is not playing well or giving effort, I think the media will destroy them.

  • real-dsb

    wow, they must be getting close

  • real-dsb

    I thought that’s what everyone meant (the teams, not the cities)

  • bolero

    If they get Jordan, we might here something about JLin..

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 23m23 minutes ago
    For the Rockets, Llull’s choice to stay in Europe makes the need to retain restricted free agent guard Patrick Beverley even more important.
    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/616355963319160833

  • real-dsb

    now Cuban can drive up Bev’s matching offer even more =p

  • Rzo Vlade

    the number you dial is not yet on service……..jlin phone

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder how much Rockets willing to pay to hold onto Beverley since he’s a RFA? They want to resign Josh Smith too.

  • wu kong

    It is definitely not the cities but the fact that they are not ‘teams’ they are playgrounds for ‘cornerstones’ and everyone else on the payroll is nothing but sand beneath their feet. who would choose that?

  • real-dsb

    Probably depends on their cap space. But if cap space wasn’t a factor, I’d guess they’d be willing to pay him $5-6M

  • dolphin2k2

    Lol, Lakers will tank harder next year for top 3 pick!

  • wu kong

    That actually says more about how far their head is buried in the sand than anything else.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kobe apologist now in damage control mode:

    https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/616362528981934080

  • real-dsb

    exactly.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Naughty boy as usual:-)

  • CJSHYY

    It all depends on other teams offer for PB.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL Always coming to this. Any brain fans who follow Lakers for just a couple months know the truth.

  • Rick

    Yeah, not his fault!
    But he called his teammates “softie” “Charmin”and”M-fucker”, and nobody heard it!

  • I think Robin really wants people to debate which one of Lakers and Knicks are the bigger trash

  • BobbyH

    Of course it is not Kobe, it is his death stare.

    Oh, forgot BS. The words coming from his mouth too.

  • John Lee

    Yeah, it’s completely LMA’s fault for not aspiring to be a brown-noser just like BS.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Stunned???!!!! Great to continue burying your head in the sand, Tanking nation!!!!!!

  • They’ve been saying that since that Colorado rape case 12 years ago
    Such a shame

  • John Lee

    Nothing’s ever Kobe’s fault, the guy’s f*ing perfect! /S

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOLOLOL Great job!!!!!

  • John Lee

    Next they’ll be stunned that sand tastes unpleasant, just like sand.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. Sand tastes so good that they like it there so much and buries there for good:-)

  • CJSHYY

    I really want to now why no one wants to come for Rox as PG?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • possibly because they end up becoming the scapegoat like Lin & even Bev after Harden fails to be a PG

  • real-dsb

    you need to censor your post

  • CJSHYY

    Lillard is FA too?!

  • Rzo Vlade

    extension

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I think if this Llull also can do playmaking skill then he sure doesn’t want to be stand in 3P line & waiting for ball to come only.

  • real-dsb

    no real PG wants to play with Harden, because they’ll just be standing in the corner 3 most of the game.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! Wow! He got the best deal among them.

  • Rzo Vlade

    cause they need to lock him cause LMA is leaving

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is more like LMA knows POR is more locked with Lillard.

  • Cookiemole

    Since he’s a rfa, rockets can actually exceed the cap to sign him

  • Rzo Vlade

    one of the picture…lilard is younger

  • wu kong

    Well in truth it is not his fault. It is the organizations fault and the coaches fault for letting him run the show. Kind of like a really bratty young child…not totally their fault if no correction, leadership from parents.

  • real-dsb

    Good point. Although if they exceed the cap too far, then they’ll hit the luxury tax.

  • bolero

    wu kong good to hear from you..

  • Rzo Vlade
  • Alain Gervais

    lol seriously???

  • John Lee

    This offseason is way more fun than KoBS basketball.

  • Rzo Vlade

    https://twitter.com/sam_amick/status/616371755276468224

    wth the knicks have….LMA looks like lebron FA……….decide already dude

  • John Lee

    LMA best choices in terms of basketball are 1) Spurs, and 2) Mavs. Knicks are only included for money/exposure factor.

  • wu kong

    hi.

  • CJSHYY

    LOL! I hope Monroe got it.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    LOL. He censored the mother but not the f—–

  • Rick Johnson

    They should have a billboard in front of MSG showing Greg Monroe in Carmelo’s No 7 jersey.

  • Rick Johnson

    David Pick‏@IAmDPick

    I’ve been told LaMarcus Aldridge is not going to Phoenix.

    https://twitter.com/IAmDPick/status/616376953231114240

  • Brent Yen

    So….Spurs it is?

  • Rick Johnson

    Aldridge Schedule:

    LAL: no
    HOU:?
    SA:?
    PHO: no
    DAL:?
    TOR:?
    NYK:?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

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  • Rick Johnson

    Spurs are front runners. Doubt NYK after what he said about Lakers analytics. So down to HOU, SA, DAL, TOR

  • John Lee

    Jerseygate 2.0…YES PLEASE!!!

  • Brewkowski

    Lol

  • Rzo Vlade
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    WOW! So seem like teams want Lin Fields connection:-)
    https://twitter.com/_bk_chino/status/616375044709740544

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Why did you address this to me?

  • JoeTeam

    I’ll take SAS, IND, Bulls. Be nice to go the the river walk and cheap tix during the heart of the season when it doesn’t matter.

  • Rick Johnson

    So if Dallas gets Jordan and SAS gets Aldridge and JLin has choice of either one wonder which he would pick?

  • Rzo Vlade

    SAS no brainer

  • Rzo Vlade

    knicks stay away pls

  • real-dsb

    who is David Pick?

  • 1mtoldman

    an overall perspective on f.a. and with a interesting side note on lin:

    hoopshype list of top free agents has lin at 53 (overall its a reasonable list) inbetween amir johnson and mike dunleavy;

    to get some perspective for those wondering lins “market value”: both johnson and dunleavy have agreed to deals, dunleavy for 5mil a year johnson for 12 mil.

    also: all those below lin on the list who have deals in place have got at least 5 mill.

    so you could argue 5 mil sort of sets a bottom (all the way down to #81 singler)–

    and that lin would then fall somewhere between 5 mill and 12 mil.

    for the overall perspective kind of mind boggling that what this f.a. period isn’t even 24 hours old yet? is that right?

    is taht possible? seems like its been going on forever, like been in a time warp…anyway; yes i beleive it is july 1 yet here in the usa. and allready nearly a billion dollars in contracts have been agreed to.

    a billion here a billion there and soon yer talking some real money.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I won’t be surprise if the Knicks offer Lin the most because no one want to go there.

  • Rzo Vlade

    fire fisher then we have a deal

  • 1mtoldman

    “basketball insiders”.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no idea bio said newscaster

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    We didn’t think Melo would mind cause we’re trading him anyway.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Oops Kobe did it again. Not his fault. He was born that way.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Opps. Sorry wrong person.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No problem

  • JLin Fan from Australia

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  • That sounds reasonable. $5M-$12M/yr due to locking in long-term deals before next CBA.
    Let’s hope Lin can decide as soon as LMA & DeAndre sign

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Fire Fisher, hire D’antoni, trade Melo, then we can talk.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    8M is just a cut for me. Believe it should be at least 10M:-)

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a link to the Hoopshype free agent point guard rankings. Lin is #6. His career earnings are given as $32.8 million.

    http://hoopshype.com/2015/06/11/nba-free-agency-2015-the-top-point-guards-available-this-offseason/

  • real-dsb

    Knicks presentation:

    LMA: So what are your plans for next year and how do I fit in the plans?
    PJ: Did you know that my triangle offense won 11 NBA championships?
    LMA: Are you sure that didn’t have to do more with some guys called Michael, Shaq, Kobe?
    PJ: Nah, it was my triangle offense.
    LMA: Isn’t the triangle offense obsolete in today’s NBA?
    PJ: Nah, look at how well it worked last year with the Knicks and Lakers.
    LMA: Nice talking with you.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    But they still have Dolan

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    That’s what we talk about.

  • David Kim
  • Rick Johnson

    Rondo at 4 and Beverly at 5 is bogus.

  • real-dsb

    oh, it was from last year, I thought it was new lol

  • I agree.
    Fair value would be $10M-$12M if Lin played enough time last year
    that’s before marketing impact 🙂

  • Alain Gervais

    lol me two

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Teams who really want JLin knows what’s going on. Not worrying. Money isn’t JLin’s main consideration. Coach, fit, starter, playing time… are. Wonder which teams JLin will pick up. Funny didn’t really see Rox in the pursue:-)

  • zxcvb

    There’s simply not enough playing time in San Antonio. Even if Parsons tries be a point-forward, Lin would still get to play 30+mpg in Dallas. And for a smart coach who runs a modern PnR system.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    thats a lot no way lin getting a 3 million dollar deal way too low.

  • Grace Nsns
  • wandertheglobe

    Engineer? Too logical. :). The list is hypothetical, not a science. Wherever Lin ends up, it’s more about fit for Lin and the team, not so much about money, I don’t think.

  • Grace Nsns

    good one, happy for Shump.

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s coming home to Texas.

  • Rick Johnson

    A brief history of Kobe Bryant helping people decide they don’t want to play for the Lakers
    http://www.sbnation.com/2015/7/1/8880543/kobe-bryant-lakers-nba-free-agency-lamarcus-aldridge-dwight-howard

    He’s also kind of a sociopath and scares people, including a) me and b) free agents who want to hear how great they are rather than that they don’t know how to win and that they’ll be good second fiddles to Kobe.

  • David Kim

    if Shump can get 10 mil per year, Lin should get 10 mil too. but….its not realistic for Lin now…

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jim Tanner, Lin’s principal agent, has three other clients in free agency. Thaddeus Young (forward) has agreed to a deal with the Nets (4 years / 50 million). Brandan Wright (forward) agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies (3 years / 18 million). The other, point guard CJ Watson, is an unrestricted free agent. The Mavs and Clippers, at least, apparently have shown some interest.

  • David Kim

    yes you are right about playing time but Lin can win championship with Spurs and can replace Parker after 2 or 3 years.

  • real-dsb

    Knicks interested in Monta. Yes, make it happen!

    https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/616390435112644609

  • Rick Johnson

    And the Knicks discarded him for nothing. What an idiotic organization. I’m sure JLin is smart enough to not go there.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Wth does that mean wish I were wrong?

  • Rick Johnson

    Nobody wants to go there. Next we’ll hear they are calling JR Smith.

  • Knicks is truly a magnet of problematic players
    It’s certainly a Broadway show

  • Acbc

    I agree that quick release is only a side effect of a much more efficient shooting form. The form follows a function. The platform shooting form was useful for a different game that maximized a post up superstar game when it was under the illegal defence rule. Today it’s much more about perimeter shooting and that means the form must improve to eliminate variables.

    I remember that my high school bud SG had that low release point shot. He was a much better shooter than I was because he wasn’t hung up on trying to learn to shoot like the pros.

    There’s no doubt in my mind that the quick release low release is a much more efficient form. It takes away the dependency from the arms to throw the ball. The low release uses much more of the big muscles in the core thank shoulders to pump the ball away from the body.

  • real-dsb

    How about Rondo too? =)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Rondo is the one superstar free agent that the Lakers will get.

  • zxcvb

    Too long to wait. Lin isn’t young anymore (by NBA standards). He needs major playing time ASAP.

  • Brent Yen

    This…

  • Brent Yen

    lol….you really hate Lakers..

  • real-dsb

    But Knicks got Lou Amundson, Alex Kirk, a 2nd round pick, and best of all, cap space! LOL

  • real-dsb

    Aldridge is from DC, so he was hoping the Wizards could keep Pierce.

  • Rick Johnson

    Robin Lundberg
    ‏@robinlundberg
    @Knickaholic he’d be best pg on roster actually
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/616332986800340994

  • Brent Yen

    We must have been watch a very different sport. Not sure what Bragd was watching…..

  • zxcvb

    Come on, Hinkie. We’re all waiting…

  • Rick Johnson

    Doubt these haters even watch him play.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…..in terms of dominos…..who is still ahead of Lin and is not being signed yet?

  • Brent Yen

    They did spell his last name right tho…impressive…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, even more than I hate the Rox.

  • Charlie S

    It seems that a lot of moves have been made already in the first day. Will we hear something about JLin by the end of this week?

  • Alain Gervais

    deandre and lma. mavs and spurs need to know how much money they have left

  • Alain Gervais

    after dander and lma

  • Rick Johnson

    I want to see Rondo go to Sacramento. Will be many sparks when Karl / Rondo / Cousins lock horns.

  • Rick Johnson
  • grover chang

    Lol

  • GoodDayLA

    The fact that Rajon Rondo is no longer really on the radar is funny. A year ago, he would have been the biggest signing of the day. Now he’s just an aging PG who can’t shoot with a bad attitude. Shows you how fast things change.

  • Rick Johnson

    Jordan Kranda
    ‏@JordanKranda
    Laker fans going into #NBAFreeAgency vs. Laker fans after the first day of #NBAFreeAgency
    https://twitter.com/JordanKranda/status/616400652730679297

  • GoodDayLA

    it’s all BS. Lamarcus is going to be in San Antonio.

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, agents trying to drive up bargaining position in negotiations.

  • Brent Yen

    And ppl want Lin to act like that…

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe he will join Kobe for the farewell tour. He can say farewell too.

  • GoodDayLA

    nobody wants Lin to act like that. Nobody.

  • Rick Johnson

    Byron Scott and Kobe

  • GoodDayLA

    well not really, not like how we think. LMA gets max anywhere he goes.

    Agent might be trying to get other players a deal with the teams to seal the LMA deal.

  • GoodDayLA

    ROndo is a hot head off the court. BS and Kobe and hardcore Lin fans want him to be confident and ruthless on the court even if Lin is playing next to Lebron, Kobe, KD, and Westbrook.

  • Alain Gervais

    didn’t they want rando. i guess not anymore

  • Charlie S

    Is Kobe’s reaction before and after, snarl and more snarl?

  • LMA is leaning to go to Spurs to learn to become the next Tim Duncan under Pop’s tutelage.
    What if JLin buys into becoming the next Tony Parker/Manu?
    With Kahwi Leonard, LMA and Lin can be the 3-headed Spur star

    LMA, Kawhi and JLin will be 30, 24 and 27 yrs old in 2015
    Duncan, Manu and Parker (injury-riddled) will be 39, 38 and 33 yrs old.

    Will the Spurs sell JLin the idea to be part of the next Spurs generation?

    ESPN Clip: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13147077

  • real-dsb

    Women’s tennis player calls Melo soft. LOL.

    “I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. I don’t think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year. And I also think he needs people around him that have that killer instinct, because then that brings it out of you. And with him taking such a high salary, I think that kind of handcuffs the Knicks in being able to get those types of players that are getting big contracts. There’s no way around that.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-busted-racquet/coco-vandeweghe-calls-carmelo-anthony–soft-220717969.html

  • blubell

    How charmin.

  • blubell

    Make it happen already!

  • Rick Johnson

    Yahoo Sports:
    The Lakers lost out on LaMarcus Aldridge by being the Lakers
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/the-lakers-lost-out-on-lamarcus-aldridge-by-being-the-lakers-222248637.html

    To show up to a persuasion session with Byron Scott – the coach who has put together one of the worst four-year winning percentage runs in NBA history at his last two stops – might not be a winning idea.

    Players can see how an opposing team reacts to its coach, they know what they have to prepare for (or not have to prepare for) before a game against that coach, and they might not always have the best opinion of said coach.

  • So the niece of Kiki Vandeweghe who drafted Melo in Denver thinks Melo is soft w/ NO-Killer-Instinct LOL

    She’s ranked 43rd in the world so she has some credibility as an athlete. Zing!

  • I thought it was interesting that JLin asked the reporter, “Did you ask Spurs?” when being asked top teams so it’s definitely on his mind

    I’d love to hear Taiwanese reporters ask Lin about which teams are in his Top consideration

  • real-dsb

    BS: But LaMarcus, you told me during a game that you wanted to come to LA! I told everyone about it!

    LMA: I was talking about Disneyland. You thought I was…

  • Cookiemole

    the Spurs currently have 5 guards on the roster (Parker, gibobili, green, mills, and Joseph). All of them are pretty good. Out of the 96 minutes per game that are available for the guard spots, the first three will probably account for 75 min. I’d be ok with Lin being the 4th guard. But as it is he would be #6.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL…but the Disney world in Orlando is better

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    Disneyland is actually in Anaheim not LA… 😛

  • JoeTeam

    Except for Radiator Springs, that’s the best of the best for now.

    Oh, and before you take your family back to Taiwan, you have to take them to San Diego Wild Animal Park. Not the Zoo, that is nice, but the Park inland a bit. The Zoo has a great gorilla exhibit that really feels like a mountain top gorilla home in Africa, but the rest is pretty old. The Wild Animal Park was pretty dry when I used to go, but you see elephants, giraffes, zebras and other grazing animals out in the open range and that’s really nice to experience. There is a big train around the park. Way better than the African experience in Disney Orlando where they have concrete trees lol.

  • blubell

    Mills and Joseph’s status is unclear at the moment. Manu is old and Parker is somewhat old and injury prone. We’ll see.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody wants to play with Kobe; not the superstars by themselves.
    Less would want to play for Byron Scott who doesn’t have a clue about modern basketball.
    His team drafts a PnR point guard but did he tell us that PnR encourages standing around and 3 pointers don’t make a championship. GSW and Spurs have proved BS is BS.

  • Brent Yen

    Let’s just see how Russel will do….LOL

  • If LMA looks up to Tim Duncan and Pop, then the gap is still pretty big compared to the Suns.
    Besides, LMA went to college at UT Austin

  • I’m also concerned about the PT.
    But there might still be movement on Mills & Joseph on the PG spot

    I can only see JLin going to Spurs if he’s starting next to Parker as Manu’s replacement or backing up Parker.

    I can’t see him going there behind Cory Joseph.

    If that’s the case, I’m sure Mavs is more appealing to JLin

  • 1mtoldman

    contracts already committed today reported with what still 3 hours to go in first 24 hours approaching 1.25 billion.

    biggest bargain (cheapest per year deal) has to be pierce to clips for 3+ a year)–

    dont think anyone else has been reported agreed to under 5 mill a year.

  • Brent Yen

    Out of those guards, only Parker and Manu are genuine play makers. Lin comes next…

  • Brent Yen

    I hope Lin will not be in that group…lol

  • Brent Yen

    Are you sure? LOL

  • Alain Gervais

    as the looks of it it looks likely

  • Brent Yen

    THen it has to be a short deal…lol

  • real-dsb

    Dunleavy $4.8M =)

  • zxcvb
  • Brent Yen

    He plays better with MAVs I think.

  • kittyhead

    WOW Look like no one wants to join Mavs too. Maybe they are ready to rebuild now.

  • Alain Gervais

    i mean it looks likely it will be long like everyone else. hopefully its short

  • Brent Yen

    Since MAVS lost Tyson….I guess FA feel they might even miss the playoff….

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You’re not an unbiased observer. You hate Bieber too much 🙂

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe will not get another contract from the Lakers because he can hardly play anymore. But also because Kupcake is sick and tired of organizing FA recruitment drives that are doomed from the start.

  • zxcvb

    They were probably honest with him. Can’t afford to bring Barea back when they already have a backup PG/SG in Harris and need to spend on Jordan/Matthews/Lin/whoever.

  • zxcvb

    The only thing I wouldn’t like about the “new look” Mavs is Parsons.

    Carlisle? Great! Jordan? Great! Matthews? Great! Dirk? Great! Parsons? Boo. He’s gonna try to be a point-forward next season. Just hope Carlisle reins him in.

  • kittyhead

    Nah, even Mavs fans complain no one wants to join them for several years after they got
    the ring. : ) I dont think DJ will refuse 5-yr contract from
    Clippers, so Mavs roster would be very bad this season after losing Tyson and Ellis. If Lin wants to win and go into the playoff, it may be difficult with Mavs.

  • PPP

    Umm…Asik is still available. Would be interesting having Lin, Parsons and Asik starting for the Mavs.

  • Rick Johnson

    If they plan to tank again next season they have to finish in the bottom 3 otherwise they lose that pick to the 76ers.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Ok so what if instead of DJ they sign Ed Davis. Would you still hate the idea?

  • bolero

    https://twitter.com/DT_LockerRoom/status/616430428287676416

    check this out, not sure if it’s true..lol

  • kittyhead

    If they can keep Tyson, then sign ED, Lin has no other better offers, I will be ok about signing with Mavs. lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    You mean this coming season? I expect them to tank. But not the next season. BTW, Kobe doesn’t tank. He just makes the Lakers lose by trying to stop crime.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    This coming season, hopefully Kobe’s and BS’s last. Their pick is top 3 protected. So they have to be worse than last year to keep it.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe and BS are up for the challange! Then they ride off together into the sunset (retirement).

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah if the Mavs do sign Lin I wouldn’t be worried. But if they don’t and it turns out that CP lobbied for Bev over Lin, then Bieber will have a special place on my shiit list right next to Kobe, BS and McHale.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Rick Johnson

    Marc SteinVerified account‏@ESPNSteinLine

    Omer Asik and Pelicans are finalizing a deal, according to ESPN sources

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/616438293429772288

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Marc J. SpearsVerified account‏@SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Warriors have agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million deal with their free agent forward Draymond Green, a source told Yahoo.

    https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/616439475011366913

  • Riddick

    I guess everyone is a ‘LOSER’ per Buss…smh.

  • AlexBB
  • John Lee

    Who? Seriously, WHO?

  • I’m not sure why they overpaid for no-name guys

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Rick Johnson
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Jeremy should confide in us so we could give him helpful advice 🙂

  • Maknusia

    lol…Melo is gonna sleep over it..pretty sure…Not everyone has the heart of Duncan

  • real-dsb

    that would be awesome. Cousins, Monta, Rondo

  • real-dsb

    That was posted earlier. I’m okay with that. Although it would mean much less PT. But I’d rather have high quality PT than garbage PT (like with the Lakers)

  • real-dsb

    it’s just inflation. get used to it.

  • blubell
  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    I think he deals with overseas prospects

  • Arsenium12 .

    Looks like DeAndre Jordan met for 2 hours with the Lakers. His meeting with the Mavs ran for 4.5 hours …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/616443964351082498

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    No way. This is the prime of Lin’s career. He needs a chance to prove himself ASAP and GSW has no real minutes available.

    There are a lot of better options, including places where he could start (Dallas, Philly, Sacramento, even NYK).

  • zxcvb

    Gonna be Mavs or Clips for DJ. Sounds like he just wanted to get the Lakers meeting over with.

  • CJSHYY

    He will not go to Lakers.

  • Rick Johnson
  • wandertheglobe

    LOL….unload first rounder and lottery pick so they can sign 2 head-case in Rondo and Ellis. Looks like the Kings going to be laughing stock for a long time.

  • zxcvb

    “Hey Jeremy? This is Sam Hinkie—no wait don’t hang up!”

    Lin should seriously consider the Sixers. I know he hates losing, but where else is he gonna get the freedom to dominate the ball and show what he can do?

  • TTNN

    I thought Rondo and Ellis did not work well together in Mavs…..

  • Rick

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 3m3 minutes ago
    Omer Asik is finalizing a five-year, $60M deal to return to the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    OK, Lin and Omer got the same contract before. Let’s see what Lin can get.

  • zxcvb

    No team trainer. Just a team psychiatrist.

  • CJSHYY

    Most of the teams contact him are for backup so don’t think he can get this number. Starter job maybe close to that…

  • Rick Johnson
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Good point.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    The Lakers are at the end of every single FA’s list of teams.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • takemeback2reaganyears

    No talent wanted to play with father and son Kobe Byront.

  • zxcvb

    Holy cow. Hinkie got a protected first AND two pick swaps from Sacramento.

    This move all but ensures that Philly will have future lottery picks no matter what, suggesting that Hinkie is ready to stop tanking. Will Hinkie make a call to Lin now? We shall see…

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    I do not think they will lose a lot IF he gets the freedom..

  • zxcvb

    And two picks swaps! That’s huge. If Kings fail to make the playoffs in a brutal West (likely) while Sixers decide to stop tanking, they can have their cake (play to win) and eat it too (still get a lottery pick).

  • Brent Yen

    Less motivation for tanking, that is for sure.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Now I get why they want Rondo. They’re as desperate for a FA as the Lakers.

  • zxcvb

    And it makes a lot of sense. Not only are fans/media/ownership getting restless in Philly, but now that they have Okafor, the closest thing to a guaranteed All-Star since AD, they want to keep him happy.

    Even LA and NY are suffering the consequences of a losing culture. Philly needs to be careful and start winning. Hopefully, Lin can be a part of that…

  • kittyhead

    I thougt that’s Karl who wants Lin. Rondo and Ellis play together again with Cousins…hahaha

  • blubell
  • CT

    I still can’t get used to see Lin being put into the same pool with Beverley. smh.

  • Rick Johnson

    We have to remind ourselves it’s only the temporary result of incompetent coaches marginalizing his strengths, McHale then Scott. They will be exposed for the incompetent imbeciles when JLin breaks out again with a good coach/team.

  • Brent Yen

    They both needs a CT scan…

  • Rick Johnson

    Was Kobe there again?

  • blubell
  • Brent Yen

    No….nor did Buss

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, like Knicks are going to be able to change his mind. They have as bad or worse analytics as the Lakers. They are probably trying to cook up something from “Analytics for Dummy’s” as we speak after reports of the Lakers falling on their face.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    Why do they even have to pay high for Rondo? It’s not like anyone else wants him. Give him the veteran’s minimum.

  • Rick Johnson

    LOL, guess hiding Kobe & the dysfunctional Buss family didn’t work either. Maybe they should have hid Byron Scott too.

  • blubell
  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They might.

  • zxcvb

    Just a professional courtesy.

  • blubell

    Poison everywhere.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Lol

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Kobe is overwhelming. No Kobe is underwhelming. Poor Lakers.

  • real-dsb

    or to get a free meal =p

  • real-dsb

    “chaotic” is a euphemism

  • Rick Johnson

    Brian Geltzeiler‏@hoopscritic

    Brian Geltzeiler retweeted Brad Turner

    They made sure to #KeepKobeOutOfTheRoom and it still didn’t go well

    https://twitter.com/hoopscritic/status/616461082924830722

  • real-dsb

    “Maybe they should have hid Byron Scott too.”

    obviously

  • Brent Yen

    It could be a gal too…:P

  • Brent Yen

    and cocktail…?

  • I thought early report said Kobe was there for 3 min pitching “Kobe/Gasol” partnership to LMA?

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yes that was LMA, this was DJ.

  • Rick Johnson

    He was in the LMA pitch but after that disaster they hid him away from the DeAndre Jordan pitch and the Lakers still sucked. They need to hid Byron Scott too. Actually they need to just waive Kobe and fire Byron Scott.

  • ah yes, that’s right.

    They’re afraid Kobe will pitch “Kobe/Howard” to DJ =)

  • MoominFloren

    Hahaha

  • zxcvb

    Dolan will take him to Denny’s.

  • real-dsb

    good for Omer, nice contract

  • real-dsb

    That was the Mavs, this is the Kings.

    haha

  • real-dsb

    no Kings? LOL

  • Rick Johnson

    This is what it’s come to in Lakerland. LOL

    https://twitter.com/DrewUnga/status/616473936922980352

  • Rick Johnson

    FRANCIS K S LIM
    ‏@cgnetwork
    Chicago Bulls Rumors: Team In The Running For Jeremy Lin, But Facing Stiff Competition: The… http://goo.gl/fb/Ih1OC4
    https://twitter.com/cgnetwork/status/616473827783016448

  • wandertheglobe

    He’s going back to the Clips, how can he turn down $108M vs. $80M max with a new team.

  • I’d like to see how LA media will spin this one out of Kobe or BScott
    The inevitable is coming.

    I got friends who are Lakers fans with high hope but now they must be so upset

  • Rzo Vlade

    here we go….actually one of my choice bulls…….the spurs thing was a suprise bulls are contender
    check my post to see the line up I listed

  • Next I’d like to hear teams going into bidding war over JLin

  • Rick Johnson

    Chaotic but sure would be fun to watch the meltdown. Will be like “Housewives of Sacramento”. All the back stabbing, drama.

  • It’s ironic that both LMA and DeAndre Jordan concluded Lakers presentations as “underwhelming”

  • Brent Yen

    They simply have nothing to offer….

  • David Kim

    “the mecca of the basketball”
    -knicks
    LOL

  • Brewkowski

    Just need Byron Scott and Kobe to round it out.

  • jolno

    LMA wants to win and the Lakers can’t win with Kobe and to a lesser extent Clarkson.

    DJ already played in LA with the Clippers so he didn’t really find all the off-court opportunities that attractive.

    I just can’t take a team with BS as the “coach” seriously. BS is easily one of the worst NBA coaches still employed. Guess the Lakers can’t even attract a better coach to come LOL.

  • Martin Chong

    you can’t Ct scan a stone

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! They finally got it. But it’s not just no Kobe in the meeting will work. They really need to make him out of Lakers so everything will start to move again.

  • Lakers is stuck in the mode of “Look at the 16 trophies tradition” but forget to make any convincing BB plans to feature the FA for the next trophy

  • yes, Both LMA and DeAndre would easily spot a downgrade from Stott and Doc Rivers to BScott.
    LA is really not a place to win for big-name FAs

  • CJSHYY

    So now they want Boozer… LOL! Buss family should really fired BS & make Kobe retire.

  • PETE B

    Why isn’t Chicago ideal for Lin?

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers really screwed. FA don’t want to go there and they traded away their draft picks. 2016 first round is 1-3 protected, 2017 1-3 protected. 2018 first round traded to Orlando. Knicks in same boat, traded all their 2016 draft picks away and can’t get FA’s.

  • As Greg from Sportige said in the quoted article above, it’s a backup job to DRose.
    He can get injured easily and Lin would get starting opportunities.
    But it’s still not the same with a starting PG job.
    And the coach is new so not proven yet.

    Spurs might be a better alternative as a backup PG with Pop as the coach & championship contender year-after-year.

    But a starting PG role like with Dallas Mavs+championship coach is still the most appealing with a big role & guaranteed 32+ minutes

  • David Kim

    Sources told ESPN.com that Jordan was particularly impressed by Carlisle, who discussed in strategic detail how the Mavs would utilize the big man offensively. As ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported earlier this week, Jordan is intrigued by having a bigger role after being the third wheel behind Chris Paul and Blake Griffinfor the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Neither Parsons and Pat can run the offense for DeAndre Jordan.
    Mavs needs Lin.

  • Maknusia

    And in addition, Spurs are also known to develop their younger players…..hence Lin may get better training…thus far, Lin had not been trained from an NBA POV, he is raw, he had managed to sustain in NBA based on his pure talent alone….without NBA development

  • Rick Johnson

    If Dallas doesn’t sign DeAndre Jordan I’m not sure they have much of a team left. Just Parsons and Dirk & 32 yo Devin Harris basically.

  • True, Lin should see how Deandre decides.

    W/o DJ, 76ers or spurs might be better fit

  • Yes a Head Coach to truly develop Lin in the NBA is a must this tome

  • Filler-up

    U mean it’s an understatement?

  • Maknusia

    BS and Kobe….obviously is not a selling point

  • zxcvb

    Parsons will try, though. I just hope Carlisle reins him in.

    Lin and DJ is a lethal PnR combo. Lin and Tyson were elite and Jordan is even more athletic than Tyson.

  • Filler-up

    Three head cases.

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    plus MRI?…dont you think?

  • real-dsb

    yeah, basically “chaotic” is a nicer word to sugarcoat what the Kings situation really is. “complete train wreck” is probably more realistic. =)

  • Filler-up

    Ca’t have it. Lin was promised #7.

  • PETE B

    what a crazy day lots of ridiculous contracts

  • real-dsb

    don’t worry, Kobe will carry the team on his back.

  • Maknusia

    Until he breaks that too…thats the only thing still holding him….He is just stubborn to realize how broken he is…sigh

  • dolphin2k2

    And play live with his band in front of him… what FA wouldn’t want that?

  • real-dsb

    It’s all the inflation due to the upcoming salary cap increase of 60% over next 2 years. Salaries will increase even more next year, and these won’t look so ridiculous.

  • PETE B

    im feeling DJ back to clips bc hes thinking a while and Mavs have no one, like LA

  • Filler-up

    Train wreck with a chemical spill during a hurricane and a firefighter strike

  • Rick Johnson

    It might work for Parsons to do some point forward roll. I didn’t see that when they were in Houston but Carlisle is a good coach and must see something. But I think JLin should be the primary ball handler / playmaker but if both Lin and Parsons are playmakers it makes them that much better. The whole GSW squad can be playmakers. When teams double and triple on Lin it would be good to have a secondary playmaker in Parsons. That other option / threat would take the pressure off Lin. That was Cav’s and Houston’s weakness they had one playmaker and when defenses doubled and took that person away the team stunk.

  • PETE B

    any thoughts on whos over paid?

  • Maknusia

    Exactly…when SCurry was doubled/trippled, he was not handling the ball at all, just catch and shoot

  • David Kim

    i agree with you. Clips is better team than Mavs. DeAndre said he wants bigger role in offense.
    if he wants bigger role in offense, Mavs is better for him.

  • Filler-up

    Lillard is overpaid as is Brandon Knight.

  • Maknusia

    lol…hope you dont@! hahahaha

  • Filler-up

    But he would have a bigger role if he can make free throws. They d keep him in more games.

  • Filler-up

    They got futre hall of fame DRuss.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Wonder why Lakers isn’t recruiting Rondo. Thought it is a done deal back then when KB had meal with him:-)

  • David Kim

    even though he can make free throws, he will be third option in Clips.

  • CJSHYY

    If Clips wants to keep him then they will make some adjustment for him.

  • PETE B

    crazy yea , Shumpert 4 / 40 , he couldn’t help make an open shot or layup to help Lebron
    dragic 90 mill , Pat Riley lost it

  • PETE B

    Where Luke Ridenour?

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder what he thought of Byron Scott?

  • David Kim

    Lakers would not allow Scott to speak about offense strategy.
    LOL

  • real-dsb

    LOL. that didn’t happen today

  • kittyhead

    Since he has no low post offense or shooting long 2s/3s abilities or passing vision, and not very high BBIQ, not sure how Rivers or RC let him play a bigger role in offense?

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    More PnRs. Clips run most PnR with Blake (for obvious reasons). Mavs would let DJ be the primary PnR big. Also, a lot of easy baskets can be had in transition if DJ runs the floor, gets deep position and a good PG gets him the ball quickly.

  • Grace
  • zxcvb

    You definitely need a secondary ballhandler, no doubt. But Lin must be the clear primary playmaker. Parsons isn’t even that good as a secondary ballhandler…he’s not Iggy or Batum.

  • Rzo Vlade

    drose glass knee your welcome

  • sport

    Choosing Spurs is a no brainer. Pop is looking for a star to replace Tim Duncan who’s retiring if not this season then next season!

  • In the past 4 seasons, DRose has missed 43, 82, 72 and 31 games.
    If Lin backs up DRose, he will start some games.

    Let’s hope JLin chooses a starting PG somewhere so Lin fans can simply enjoy watching his games.

  • MoominFloren

    If the bulls signed Lin, I’d have to deal with such ignorant writer in my mentions all year talking about how he should be benched no matter what. No thank you.

  • Rzo Vlade

    he might play with him cause coach like to run

    pg jlin
    sg drose
    sf butler

  • Alain Gervais

    you’ll find that everywhere. although if the team is winning and lin is playing well you won’t hear it as much

  • it’s possible but DRose might like to handle the ball more than Lin as the PG.
    It would be a tough sell by Hoiberg to convince DRose otherwise.

    I’m afraid we’ll have the same Harden/Kobe dilemma again.
    It might be best to avoid Bulls controversy.

    But I trust JLin will make the best decision on his fit on the team.

  • zxcvb

    Anyone should start over Rose at this point. He’s become one of the worst shooters in the league (TS 45% in ’14, 49% in ’15) and is a constant injury risk.

  • Rzo Vlade

    heres drose character ” I dont want to recuit players and join the recruiting process cause it means one of my team mate will lose a job”

    -drose character and values

  • sport

    Not according to his fan base, all-star, and MVP accomplishments. There’s no way any PG will star over Rose in Bulls, let alone Lin!

  • zxcvb

    I know. I’m just laughing at this clown’s silly remark. Rose plays like trash for two years and he still feels the need to make a snide remark.

  • MoominFloren

    True. Haters are everywhere.
    Anyway, Lin should find a starter job, even it’s 76ers.
    And no spurs please, even Lin may get a ring next year, he will be treated as role player forever….

  • Alain Gervais

    lin already said no to the sixers

  • zxcvb

    Gotta be Dallas or Philly then.

  • zxcvb

    No he didn’t.

  • Alain Gervais

    he basically did. also they are not listed on teams that called him. no more tanking

  • zxcvb

    He said “yes,” he would consider. And free agency isn’t over.

    Hinkie made a huge deal tonight with the Kings that suggests tanking is done. Until a decision is announced, we don’t know.

  • Alain Gervais

    never say never but sixes are not listed as one of the teams who reached out to lin. id say stay away

  • MoominFloren

    He said he’s not sure what they are doing, like tanking forever….what if 76ers now decides to win some games……
    I personally prefer Lin in the East…. because I can watch most of the game before work :))

  • zxcvb

    Suns were not listed as interested in Tyson…until they signed him to a huge contract today. Not everything is reported.

  • Alain Gervais

    what is it with you and the sixer. anyways we will wait and see. lin has 2-3 option above the sixers if they are even on the list

  • Alain Gervais

    lol wow

  • real-dsb

    LOL, well he’s probably right

  • MoominFloren

    Hehe
    Not saying Lin is not a starter material, the competition is so intense in the West, there will be greater chance for us to witness Linsanity 2.0 in the east
    Are you still in Japan? Better if Lin play in the east 🙂

  • zxcvb

    That’s what makes it so (unintentionally) funny. Even marginalized, it’s easy to argue that Lin should start over a horribly inefficient, oft-injured Rose.

    Rose is the starter because of Kobe-esque loyalty. But basketball-wise, Chicago needs better from their starting PG spot.

  • zxcvb

    Lin already wasted 3 years. No need to waste a 4th with another team that wants him to stand in the corner and watch a wing-player be the lead ballhandler.

  • real-dsb

    new thread: recap of a crazy first day

    http://www.jlinportal.com/free-agency-day-1-recap/

  • Filler-up

    Considering CP3 takes so few shots, DJ could be second fection

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m with you bro…I’m so sick and tired of Lin fan wanting him to join a championship team who will most likely use him off the bench for 12-15 minutes.

    I’d also stay away from San Antonio because of the loyalty they have toward Parker…No way Lin start over him until he retires…and that may take a few more years.

    Lin should just go to Philly and have a break out year…It is really as simple as that…He shouldn’t even be worried about whether they are good or bad…This is about proving to people you can ball…get your 17 point and 7 assist per game…and then you can worry about which championship team you want to play for.

    Until then, your main goal is to go to the team that offer you the most minutes and the chance to make it to the all start or be a border-line all star guard.

  • CJSHYY

    He worry too much. I don’t think Lin will go to Bulls.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Can you CT a pile of BS?

  • CJSHYY

    Sports Spot ‏@SportsSpotNet 53 minutes ago

    Report: David Lee and Jeremy Lin talks heating up with Knicks.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    Alex Kennedy ‏@AlexKennedyNBA 19 minutes ago Florida, USA
    The New York Knicks are ramping up their pursuit of restricted free agent Patrick Beverley, per sources. The two sides are talking a lot.

  • Cookiemole

    if they’re committed to the triangle, then they only need their PG to play a Derek Fisher role

  • CJSHYY

    Davis & Lin can’t be on the same team next season.

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 20 minutes ago

    Ed Davis will sign a three-year, $20 million deal with Portland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • CJSHYY

    I think that’s what they want from him.

  • GoodDayLA

    yeah that’s a great deal for Ed. I really like that guy.

    Also, it’s possible Lin will be a Portland backup/6th man.

  • GoodDayLA

    hope not

  • CJSHYY

    I think Ed will start in Portland bc Aldridge will be out for sure. Good for him. No wonder Lakers can’t keep him bc I think they will let Randle starts…

  • Cookiemole

    Yet another player who owes his paycheck to Lin 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Adrian Wojnarowski ‏@WojYahooNBA 8 minutes ago

    The Lakers will get a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today in Los Angeles, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • bolero

    It’s gonna be a lot of Parson at the Mavs, I’m not sure it’s gonna be a good place for Lin.

    https://twitter.com/bolero2010/status/616758849563815936

  • CJSHYY

    I know & I don’t like it. Plus I got this from the other side. I hope Wes don’t go to Mav….

    ” Who said Mav only can pay Lin 3M? I read in Dallas forum…..

    The Full MLE is available only for teams over the cap. The Mavs are under the cap, so they will only have a room exception worth $2.8M. If things go well and the Mavs get both DJ and Wes, then they’ll need to spend that $2.8M exception on a point guard. My vote goes for Jeremy Lin. I don’t think there’s a better point guard to be had at that price.”

  • bolero

    then again, anywhere you go it might be the same situation because of the star of that team. At Least, CP is his BF. Not sure if CP feels the same.

  • kittyhead

    I dont understand if they couldnt get Aldrige/ DAJ/Tyson/Ellis, their cap space should be quite big. Why can they only offer Lin $2.8M?

  • bolero

    JLIn at the night market..

    https://youtu.be/biLBGnOkcNA

  • bolero
  • CJSHYY

    I think when they said they will not offer lots of money to PG that means they think they can get these guys. That’s why I said if Lin will go to Mav then I hope Matthew go to King.

  • CJSHYY

    Did anyone ask about how is his FA going?

  • bolero
  • bolero
  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers getting desperate, this would be a show watching Rondo but heads with Scott. He will probably punch him in the face.

    https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/616815670039322624

  • CJSHYY

    So Lin turned them down? Haha! Good sign.

  • bolero
  • Sunny Sullenberger

    Correction: Signed by Mavs

  • bolero

    https://youtu.be/yZYW3m_oiX4

    at the night market

  • bolero

    JLin mom too slow.

    https://youtu.be/KDV6ZFXXI88

  • Rick Johnson
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Big Ed would be great for Portland. He has no future in the Lakers with BS misusing him. Sure happy that he gets his multimillion dollars deal.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m with you on this. Jeremy shouldn’t get close to a sinking team and get thrown under the bus again.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The team will carry the toxic Kobe to the end of the franchise.

  • Jack

    Mavs just signed Matthews. They also want Jordan. If Jordan does come, there won’t be much money left for JLIN. JLIN should not settle for so little money when Brandon Knight is being paid $14M when JLIN is every bit as good if not better than Brandon Knight.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    That is why Jordon is not going to take Dallas. The team is a fluke.

  • Jack

    If Lin can’t get a starting role and top dollars, he should go to Spurs. At least Spurs got a real coach that has a system that will work with Lin.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In their misses, the Knicks are putting together a proper offseason
    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/07/02/report-lakers-will-get-a-second-meeting-with-lamarcus-aldridge/
    The worse is yet to come for Kobe and Byron.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They need a new coach to attract free agents.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I have the feeling that Lin is going to have a very decent contract soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The prerequisite of getting a superstar free agent is a solid lineup to be a playoff team.
    Those GMs of Lakers, Kings, Mavericks should be fired.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    2.8M?! smh! Don’t believe Lin will take this. It’s not like this team will get the ring next season…

    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/616983915891400704