Jeremy Lin Goes to the Brooklyn Nets with $36M/3 year Contract

Welcome, Brook-Lin-sanity! On July 1 7am PST, Jeremy Lin finally announced that he will go to the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. Jeremy is finally reunited with Coach Kenny Atkinson who was his old assistant coach in the Knicks to help create Linsanity in 2012.

Woj reported the contract to be worth $36M for 3 years ($12M/yr) in line with his previous projection of $12M-$14M/yr. The 3rd year player option, trade kicker and bonuses gives Lin power and security to ensure the Nets will invest in him for 2-3 years and the ability to get a near-max contract when he’s 29-30 years old if he achieves All-Star numbers in the PG friendly system of Kenny Atkinson

Lin will finally be a starting PG in Kenny Atkinson’s system who is as important as an NFL quarterback like Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers (great passers, not just game managers).

It is important for Lin to sign early so the Nets can use his reputation as an unselfish PG to recruit other Free Agents. Will it be Kent Bazemore and Al Horford who are Atkinson’s ex-players? Will they recruit Jared Dudley, Brandon Jennings, Tyler Johnson to complete the 2nd unit?

Cheers to welcome LINSANITY 2 (BROOK-LINsanity) in New York!

Congratulations, Jeremy! May Jeremy Lin reach the All-Star and lead the Nets to the playoff within the first 1-2 years!

Articles & stats:

  1. A star is reborn? Jeremy Lin returns to New York as Nets’ top dog, Dan Devine, Yahoo
    Lin averaged 17.9 points, 5.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per 36 minutes of non-Kemba floor time, posting a 52.1 percent True Shooting Percentage while “using” 26 percent of Charlotte possessions, according to NBAwowy.com. Only eight players surpassed those per-minute numbers last season — Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard and Manu Ginobili. Twitter Link

 

 

  • takeme2cruz

    1st

  • bolero

    1st?

  • takeme2cruz

    I share with you.

  • heart

    Linsanity 2.0 is coming near you!

  • takeme2cruz

    Can’t wait.

  • Chopz

    Brook-Lin woo hoo! God is good and good guys do win, love it!

  • I am The Jason

    BROOK-LIN!!!!

  • NONONO

    YES. A great day for Lin and Lin fans.

  • Sophie Paris

    I’m moving to BrookLIN :p

  • David Kim
  • Win

    Nets’ starting PG. Not bad at all!!!

  • 1mtoldman

    who’s “alford”?

  • Chopz

    I think he means al horford

  • takeme2cruz

    I will settle with league pass.

  • blueCypher

    he got 3 for 30mil right

  • DrewBear2

    Good for Al. I like the big guy.

  • NONONO

    What if Lin toke 3m ~ 5m/year for three years from Nets or Mavs last year? We could have been in 3 miserable years,

  • David Kim

    Already 105 likes.. LOL

  • NONONO
  • David Kim
  • HVJoy

    abc7-NY news at noon:
    Linsanity is back in NY with a twist…

    We will be blessed with a great deal of news reports on Lin. Welcome back to NY, Lin!

  • blueCypher

    It’s in the past now, but that Pelicans team would have been interesting. I really think he was considering that. Anthony Davis and Alvin Gentry worked with Dantoni at one point

  • psalm234

    lol .. I guess I was too excited!

    fixed as Al Horford hehe

  • bolero
  • 1mtoldman

    i guess i have to come back periodically just to catch yer mistakes. smh.

    actually im just here to see sophie.

  • noob

    I’m glad he signed with an East coast team. I live on the east coast and this means I’ll be able to watch the games on LP live without having to go to bed too late ! 🙂

  • Sueki

    Brook + Lin = Brooklyn

  • Sueki

    no need to subscribe NBA League pass…. i guess YES will be showing Nets game

  • NONONO

    The number of Lin’s followers on Twitters grows so fast + 200,000 to 1.8M. just in few days.

  • Sueki

    I’ll follow you 🙂

  • occupatio

    Woop! I live in ny so now I can see his games for cheap in Brooklyn. Yay!

  • David Kim

    No league pass LOL

  • psalm234

    haha… get a season ticket and sell half in StubHub to break-even 🙂

  • BobbyH

    We have two extreme on both end of spectrum of NBA player pay structure:

    With near 100M cap space, teams can offer 20M to 30M to one and/or two players in the hope of them performing at superstar level. It seems the trend of current NBA climate. The rest of the cap goes to role players.

    On the other side, only few teams are using a more fairly distributed paying structure. So when these two types of teams clash, which will prevail?

    We will be witnessing a dawn of a new era of NBA where intelligence, efficiency, team-contributing at every level, anyone can grab the board to draw play type of team emerging, starting with Nets, with Lin being the quarterback of the team. It is more than Linsanity. It will define Linsanity Prime.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Hey Psalm, weren’t you guys guessing earlier, who would be the first player to throw shade at Lins contract? Looks like we have a winner 😛

    http://www.espn.in/nba/story/_/id/16673283/was-jarrett-jack-throwing-twitter-shade-jeremy-lin-new-contract-brooklyn-nets

  • bolero
  • spiderman

    Yay for Lin!

    Asian discount still applies but can’t have everything lol

  • blueCypher

    So can nets sign landry for the minimum at least

  • Bulldog

    But they have Holiday there. Let’s move on and look forward next season.

  • psalm234

    Ah, Jarret Jack eh? 🙂

    Was it a coincidence? The timing was very odd indeed

  • CJSHYY

    I like LF… too bad he can’t play now.

  • pandaboy99

    This is the year Lin shows what happens when he is given full control of the offense. Just imagine the cavs, spurs, celtics raptors games but for 82 games.

  • DX
  • sws94

    Congrats, Jeremy. 3 years and no more boxes for awhile. He knows NY and the media, so unlike some other athletes, it’s nothing for him to deal with. Lin gets the playing time and closes games. Good contract, I think it’s smart for Lin to go a little under value and still be considered a bargain while not being severely underpaid as he was last season.

    For NYers that have Comcast, or if you are in the area near NY and have Comcast, there is no TV coverage and League Pass blocks out local games. So, we have to figure out something to watch him.

    This team needs a lot of work. Hope Marks can build a strong team as soon as possible. I really think Lin’s place is in playoff basketball and that’s where this team needs to get. I don’t think Lin enough can get them there nor do I think it is his job to do so. I’t up to the FO there to find the right players, along with Lin, to get them there and they seem sharp enough to make it possible.

    I’ll go to the Barclay’s every so often and watch Lin play (anonymously 🙂 ).

  • sws94

    Jack is one to be ignored.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Just can’t believe it’s a coincidence. I think maybe Jarett isn’t brave enough to follow through. He had to have been on the lookout for nets news all day.

  • DX

    Lin made Hornets became playoff team, same for Nets.

  • DrewBear2

    It depends how you define “prevail”. Teams who’ve won championships the past 2 decades have always had 2-3 max-priced superstars. The Nets have a lot of work ahead to make the playoffs. They are far from contending for a championship.

  • sws94

    I wanted to see Lin on the Pelicans. But, would he have had the same playing time and opportunities to develop and use his game there? Pelicans was my favorite choice for Lin.

  • pandaboy99

    hornets might not even make playoffs next year.. they were 6 games out of 9th seed. and lin definitely stole them wins they shouldnt have had

  • Phoenix Rising

    Great you can give us your pov on the game. Plus don’t you have to join a new forum soon 😛

  • lleepar
  • Bulldog

    They have preached that Lin is a bench player for years, despite all stat against that idea.

  • NONONO

    From CBS sports,
    Lin will be the face of the Nets
    Lin’s popularity internationally and in the U.S. is undeniable and with the Nets in full rebuild mode, he will instantly become the face of the franchise. Yes, Brook Lopez is the best player on the Nets but Lin is the more popular name, easily recognizable for the casual fan. Plus with Brooklyn recently waiving Jarrett Jack, Lin will likely be the starting point guard, so he will have a major role on the Nets. Coupled with his reputation in New York, thanks to Linsanity, the Nets will surely capitalize on Lin’s popularity

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/jeremy-lin-reportedly-agrees-to-three-year-36-million-deal-with-brooklyn-nets/

  • DrewBear2

    Get League Pass and a VPN.

    So far Marks has made the best decision possible in prioritizing Lin, so I’m optimistic about the next several days.

  • sws94

    I agree. For now, there’s the euphoria of Lin singing with the popular choice, something that hasn’t happened before here. But, the nuts and bolts is the reality of the Nets as a team. They have a lot of work to do and for me, a big disappointment may be not that Lin gets to play his game, but he may not get to shine in the playoffs and build on what he showed in last season’s playoffs. I guess he weighted that but the regular season is a lot longer than the post-season.

  • Brent Yen

    Game report required!!

  • xeroid

    What are you talking about, in NY we have YES network for all Brooklyn games for free, it saves me $200/year for the LEAGUE PASS.

  • sws94

    Do you have Comcast? YES is not on Comcast.

  • Jamie

    Pelicans probably lowballed Lin with a back up offer they can literally go kill themselves

  • sws94

    Yes, I’ll have to do the VPN.

  • Bulldog

    Knicks, Rockets, Lakers, now Hornets. Every team after Lin’s leave collapses. Hornets won’t make the #10 in East next season, neither will the Rockets.

  • sws94

    The Barclays needs a buzz, a spirit in that arena, IMO. Lin’s going to do that. He has that magic about him.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s history. Let it go and look towards the future. I don’t care about any of Jeremy’s previous teams.

  • ProLin

    still backhanded compliment galore… lol…

  • takeme2cruz

    Get directTV if you live in a house not apartment or condo.

  • freemind

    armchair analyst talking crap.

  • sws94

    I don’t know, Jamie. I don’t know if we’ll find out. The deciding factor may have been the playing time. It probably was a bench offer since they have Holiday.

  • ProLin

    I only care about how much Lin is gonna beat them by. He has to show the Hornet how much better he is than Kemba.

  • ProLin

    it’s nice to see you come around! Being a NYker you can see so many Lin games for cheaps now… 🙂

  • sws94

    I wish the best to the Hornets. I really do. In fact, I like the team and will watch them and root for them next season. I hated how the 7th game happened, but overall, Lin’s time there was fine even with the downsides there.

  • Ben Johnson

    Feel bad for MDA since he’ll probably be out of the league in 2-3 years, but he will live on in Atkinson and JLin

  • pandaboy99

    He already did that when lin beat the cavs that kemba couldnt do in 10 tries.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Yup, prospects are looking quite good right now.

  • sws94

    He’ll get a huge round of applause in the stadium in Charlotte and big hugs from his ex-teammates.

  • ProLin

    they just cannot stop crapping on Lin… lol.. Congrats Lin, you glorified backup.

  • psalm234

    @JLin7 is smart
    Could get > $12M but didn’t
    Proved #team1st mentality, avoid jealousy, recruit other FAs #Leadership
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/748926759786074112

  • NONONO

    NYC starter vs Charlotte 2nd or sometimes 3rd off the bench. Cho and Clifford knew they did not have a chance.

  • Jamie

    lol i just dont like the pelicans
    Anthony davis fell off so hard

  • ProLin

    he’s not gonna go linsane every game. He’s gonna have his linconsistant games.. but the differnce is, if he’s not hot as floor general he can make others hot, and they’ll still win. THAt I look forward to

  • DrewBear2

    It’s unrealistic to expect that level of play for 82 games. This is a new team for him with a new coach and teammates. Let’s give them all time to build towards a great future.

  • ProLin

    nah, this is not a bad discount, and not related for being Asian. It’s good for Lin to be able to opt out in 2 years, plus all the other perks. Nets gets more cap space now to sign more pieces to the puzzel. Win-win.

  • sws94

    I like Davis. I don’t know if I like the Pelicans, but I like Davis. He is so athletic and he’d be phenomenal with Lin IMO. I think Davis will be fine, he’s talented.

  • Ben Johnson

    JLin is gonna average 3 blocks a game when playing the Hornets over the next 3 years…he’s gonna smash the smurf 😀

  • ProLin

    where is his home now? FL? Might see him on court-side in the future. Landry is the only REAL bromance Lin had.

  • sws94

    My mind was open to anywhere he went. I’m not a huge Nets fan, I’m a Lin fan. And now I’m on Marks to get some good guys on the team and make this team better. They have the cap space to do so.

  • ProLin

    Weak. If you have the guts to talk crap own up to it.

  • ProLin

    Someone needs to ask Melo for his opinion.

  • sws94

    I didn’t want to deal with another service and expense. I’d rather do the VPN and watch it on LeaguePass.

  • ViNuyork

    how about verizon…knicks got MSG channel on verizon–how abt. the nets

  • psalm234

    I agree. He has a bit of a sore-loser mentality after being waived.

    The ACL injury he suffered was a tough break but it doesn’t appear he’s a gracious person

  • SeaKing33

    I really hope Jlin can block out all the negative comments. There are SO many people that are dissing this…

  • sws94

    There will be a readjustment to being starting PG. I expect some ups and downs, some spectacular games, and some Lin doesn’t look like a starting PG sentiments in the media too when he struggles. I’m firmly based in reality. Overall, after some adjustments, Lin will develop chemistry with teammates and things will go smoothly.

    The key part is Atkinson knows what Lin is capable of and will work with him. I’m excited about the coach and GM, not loving the owner however.

  • Jedi

    6 years of this…even we are getting tougher. He’ll be fine.

  • Ben Johnson

    I read that NBA contract bonuses are only good against the cap if they
    are likely based on past performances…given the unfair perception
    about JLin, I’m guessing none of the bonuses in his contract would count
    against the cap (even though they will easily be obtained, hahaha :D)…

  • Jamie

    loooool who careeees hes a scrub lol

  • Jamie

    I don’t how Jarret Jack can laugh lol
    He got dumped by a team he was starting for
    was only making 6mil, came back from a big injury
    the team literally didnt wanna bother with him ahaha he should be crying

  • rookie75094

    At the hive…move over…here comes netsdaily….hehe

  • SpaceWarrior_HTown

    I am so happy with Jeremy Lin. I am absolutely convinced this will be Linsanity 2.0

  • zxcvb

    BROOKLIIIIIIIIN!!!!!!

    Salary is way too low in light of yesterday, but HE’S STARTING FOR A COACH AND GM THAT WANT HIM.

    This is a great day any way you slice it! LINSANITY IS BACK.

  • zxcvb

  • psalm234

    Yes, very smart move by Jeremy Lin to stay on the bottom range of what he could get.

    It shows to teammates and FO that he’s serious about building a culture.
    He can get another close-to-max contract at 30 if he performs so well with #AllStar and playoff appearances

    Enjoy Linsanity2!!! 🙂

  • HVJoy

    Yes! He will be fine.

    Lin is a seasoned warrior who has weathered all sorts of criticisms and assaults on all media.

  • BobbyH

    A new era alsways starts small and insignificant. We shall see.

  • psalm234

    yes, maybe Lin and Lin-Manuel Miranda can team up to do something fun soon 🙂
    Jimmy Fallon, here we come!

  • HVJoy

    Great points! Well articulated!

  • CJSHYY

    They probably made it up to him by bonuses… they can use the rest of money to sign more good players around him.

  • Ben Johnson

    If he’s running in creative high PnR sets for half the game, him being “inconsistent” will become inconsistent

  • occupatio

    yep. my first reaction is that he’s underpaid.

    but on the bright side, that warms him to general fans. ive been hearing ‘lin is underpaid’ for the last year, in a positive way.

  • psalm234

    Congrats on your fervent belief in the Linsanity in the Nets!

    Here we go to watch Lin as THE PG in the next 3 years 🙂
    With the right FA players, he can get All-Star numbers, baby!

  • donsmacau

    Nothing but gratitude that JLIN got his. Today is a day for celebration and tuning out all of the multitudes of people in the NBA community and worldwide trying to rain on our parade and diss JLIN:

    STARTING Point Guard – Check
    Multi-year deal – Check
    Respectable Salary Package – Check
    Trusting Coach – Check
    Freedom to play JLIN’s game – Check

    Go JLIN take Brooklyn to the Playoffs – Guaranteed!

  • Ben Johnson

    Being in Brooklyn will made the commute to the Saturday Night Live set a breeze when he’s invited to host next year 😀

  • Briiick

    Lin could get more from sponsorship as long as he is allowed to shine in a BIG market.

  • Ben Johnson

    With all the “Hamilton” references, I gotta get started on writing my “Linsanity: The Musical”…see you guys at the Tony Awards!

  • DrewBear2

    I also think Atkinson was a massive draw. Jeremy knows this guy is going to work so hard to help him develop as a player in addition to finding other players with a strong work ethic. I think they know wins, stats, playoffs, etc. will follow if they focus on building this culture of hard work.

  • psalm234

    Lin definitely know he’s on the low side of what he can get but I think that’s intentional that he didn’t press for it.

    Let DeRozan, Mozgov, etc. get their share of jealousy that can break the locker-room.

    Hope Lin’s approach can get other unselfish FAs to join the Nets to create a team-first culture

  • Ben Johnson

    When it’s revealed that he’s making 5 million a year extra in contract bonuses, your tune will change 😀

  • Click Click

    $12M this new cap is $8.8M in the old cap.

    $12M is only 13.48% of the new $89M cap space of all teams.

    Nets got a heck of a bargain for Lin. Now they have $40M more to sign good role players and a good bench…

  • psalm234

    Good observation.

    As Woj said, the salary discrepancy can create jealousy and pressure for these near-max players to deliver and overdo it on the court.

    Let’s hope the other FAs joining the Nets will also be unselfish ones to create a team-1st culture

  • Phoenix Rising

    I really hope the last point is true.

  • CJSHYY

    He probably got sign in bonuses….

  • Click Click

    Does this mean I have to create a SBNation account now…? :/

  • HVJoy

    Fields is a real friend to keep!

  • Ben Johnson

    Atkinson is a PG and PnR guru…he’s a pure disciple of MDA…JLin will shine

  • KHuang

    This post should be FEATURED on this site!

  • Sesshie

    They will change their tune in time.

  • DrewBear2

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m excited and optimistic. But you use the word ‘era’ and that implies a long period of time. I think Marks and Atkinson have made a good beginning, but by the time they get this team to the point they’re contending for a championship, I’m pretty sure they’ll also be paying 2-3 players max-level salaries.

  • psalm234

    Yes, Lin can make up a lot more money from sponsorship.
    He will even benefit the Nets with Asia sponsorship

    The Nets get a great deal in Linsanity in a bottle
    This will be a wonderful partnership.

    Especially with the chance to steal NY Knicks fans in the next 3 years LOL

  • blueCypher

    They got a bargain indeed.

  • Click Click

    I hope he got Nets to give him a large chunk of merchandising revenue, playoff bonuses, all-star bonuses, etc. We’ll probably never find out.

  • Sesshie

    Yes channel.

  • kauaiblue

    Yeah!!!!!!!!

  • KHuang

    This is the NBA where ALL players experience jealousy –

    it’s just that Lin being Asian lets others talk openly about the jealousy, that’s all.

    I’ll bet that Lin doesn’t truly experience any more jealousy from teammates than other players do – just look at Harden and Howard where Howard was marginalized even more than Lin ever was!

  • rookie75094

    I take it back….I think no.

  • Sophie Paris

    When you see Batum’s offer you can clearly see that Lin’s one is very low in comparison…. but next season gonna be so exciting with a lot of expectations for Lin!! 👍

  • takeme2cruz

    Hornets might want to sign Jerret Jack to backup Kemba.

  • BobbyH

    As I said, we shall see.

  • HVJoy

    Huh?

  • Sesshie

    Brand new start for everyone. Nets front office, coach, and players. They will work together and build a winning and team culture.

  • Chipdip

    I thought the most Jeremy could get was not more than 7M per year. The 12M per year is a good deal. Should it be more? Probably… but should move on. Better health and good teammates are more important now. Go Lin Go!

  • BB fan

    Giving huge discount to avoid jealousy? Only low self esteemed fella would do that..that’s not our boy..

  • DrewBear2

    The salary discrepancy becomes irrelevant if you have a team-1st culture. Look at the Warriors and Spurs. It’s the character of the players that matter, not how much they’re paid.

  • BB fan

    Lin’s camp so out of touch and lacking market intelligence.

  • DrewBear2

    I’m guessing Bulldog was trying to respond to the Pelicans comment.

  • blueCypher

    Now the nets need some more key players.

  • CJSHYY

    Indeed.

  • heart

    See the date of the news–> 7/1. Coincident? God works in mysterious way!
    Dolan & Melo chased Lin out of NYK four seasons ago. They have tried so hard to prevent Lin returning to NY. Even though they desperately need a pg, they still dismissed Lin’s agent’s inquiry and even dissed Lin’s defense in the media. They even went proactive to take on an expiring contract of an injury-prone DRose as their new pg. But, no matter how hard they tried, God has opened another door for Lin. We didn’t know that Nets w/ HC Atkinson were that door, did we?
    Having said all that, we Lin fans need to be on alert and ready to refute any misinformation or propaganda from MSG or elsewhere in the media against Lin this time. Thanks to JAD, Jenny & KPChan flagrant foul homemade video gave us a head start. They have brought lots of mainstream media to come to Lin’s defense. At least we now have the NBA attention.
    Thank God!

  • swijaya

    Your whole day posts have been really annoying, if not inflammatory…

    Please stop!

  • Alaingrvis

    if Nets get bazemore he will require 18-19 million. Idk how i feel about that. He averaged the same as Lin

  • zxcvb

    Basically, Lin gets 2 years at 12M per to show what he can do as a full-time starter (with bonuses along the way), and then he can opt out and sign a supermax contract after that.

    I think last night was quiet because Lin already had a deal locked in beforehand (12M/year). Then his agent saw the other deals and wanted more so he negotiated the bonuses + player option to ensure Lin can still get a huge max contract in the future (cap goes up again after next year).

    All that matters is BASKETBALL (Lin will make a ton from endorsements now that he’s back in NY and starting) and LINSANITY is back in the building…only it’s the Barclays Center.

  • BobbyH

    That I am not worried. As long as Lin delivers. NY media will all over Knicks.

  • Jamie

    Lin Crabbe Bazemore Lee/David West Brook Lopez
    came on lets do this!!

  • BB fan

    Yeah bcuz you’re one of those who told Lin to give Asian DISCOUNT!

  • Sesshie

    And no more front office politics as opposing force.

  • zxcvb

    Add Novak to the bench for 3s and high character…

  • Jamie

    Yah i wouldnt feel good about it i know he will go for money

  • Steppen03

    I wouldn’t bet on it – Hornets & Rockets CAN still make playoffs this coming season. BUT it’s NOT about them it’s about JL7’s Nets. I’m ok now… The success of JL7 outshines any hate.

  • Jamie

    not happy with the discount also

  • KHuang

    NO.

    That’s wishful thinking that does not reflect reality.

    Lin and his agents did well.

  • swijaya

    Not worth wasting my time – BLOCKED

  • DrewBear2

    Fortunately he doesn’t need to work with the owner every day. I think Jeremy fully understands that he’ll be facing a starting lineup every game, but he did that in regular practice last season and knows he can handle such competition.

  • sws94

    Yes, the key draw. Marks is ok but Atkinson he knows and trusts.

  • KHuang

    Asian discount, huh?

    How much do you think a nonAsian of Lin’s bench status (albeit UNFAIR bench status) and statistical production should be getting?

    I see no Asian nor discount in the $12 million annually offered to Lin.

  • ProLin

    let’s hope so man… but we know he can just like lost his shot sometimes. Hopefully the right coach will help him rebuild confidence faster.

  • NONONO

    Adidas and TAG Heuer are big winners.

  • BobbyH

    NY fans (and the media) are the big winners.

  • ProLin

    yup, a true Lin fan. 🙂 Not sure why some trolls target you…

  • Jamie

    nah hes done now
    ellington is okay

  • sws94

    I think it is getting used to his team mates along with the schemes he’ll see to try to contain him, especially if there isn’t someone else that can take some pressure off of him by handling the ball. Playing against starters is fine, not having significant help is the challenge.

  • HVJoy

    Bravo! A devoted fan you are!
    I am moved by your love and support for this wonderful young athlete.

  • ProLin

    they are friends, but I think KW knows Lin is a better PG. Time to show the world that’s the case.

  • Jedi

    Novak on right side, Ellington on left side. LOL

  • BB fan

    I’m torn but air tix booked soon after new season schedule released..YAY

  • swijaya

    It is an intelligent unselfish move from Lin, showing he is the leader.

    Nets can build stronger team with the available caps.
    Hoping a good run by the team – 50% win ratio?

  • sws94

    Yes.

  • occupatio

    note that lin’s contract includes a ‘trade kicker’ which increases his pay if he gets traded. it basically makes him difficult to trade away so it is a semi-guarantee he won’t get traded.

  • ProLin

    most Hornet fans don’t see it like that. They still think KW is better.

  • DrewBear2

    Sometime recently Lin mentioned he had a 5-year deal with Adidas. Any idea when that expires? He should get a good raise there at some point. Or maybe Steph will try to get him to switch to Under Armor.

  • NONONO

    Lin will gain more more sponsorship – Money won’t be the main factor, it will be just a result.

  • I am The Jason

    Plus bonuses. Backups don’t get bonuses in heir contracts. This tell people Lin will start

  • NONONO

    Too bad for MJ

  • Jamie

    thats so weird lol

  • heart

    Me too. That’s why I said I hope whoever the Nets get next, especially Bazemoore & Horford, should give Nets a discount too. These two have connections w/ Atkinson at the Hawks. Bazemoore is also undraft.

  • Ben Johnson

    Don’t forget, NY sports media is powerful…if JLin continues to get hammered hard on fouls, the entire world will know about it

  • sws94

    Over the course of the season is how you judge players, not one game. KW is better in some respects, and not in others. Hornets fans had Kemba for years and he had a strong season last year. They got to enjoy Lin for one season and I think most liked him. Lin and Kemba are good friends and Lin says Kemba is a great guy. I’ll take his word for it.

  • Jamie

    not really
    they dont know each other that well
    Lin had no reason to take a discount at all as the first signing

  • Guest

    Lin will be making more than Steph Curry.

  • occupatio

    its not weird. if you take a discount to be the starter, then you would be cheated if u got traded away and end up losing the starting spot on the new team.

  • sws94

    Good to see that.

  • zxcvb

    I’m sure an All-Star bonus is definitely in there. Lin used properly is a slam dunk to be voted in. He got 4th coming off the bench…can you imagine him starting and averaging even 17/7 (a worst case scenario as starter).

  • DrewBear2

    Sources on @TheVertical: As cap space clears w/ losses of Jefferson/Lin, Charlotte fully engaged with Marvin Williams on completing a deal.
    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/748923548358483968

  • blueCypher

    I think , regardless of market, he would have gotten more foul calls next season

  • Ben Johnson

    Kemba is better for creating space for an inefficient mid range shot…JLin is better at everything else

  • blueCypher

    When is signing day again ?

  • Jamie

    then why not just a no trade clause or just pay a few more mils its not gonna hurt too much

  • occupatio

    no-trade clauses are rare and GMs hate doing that. i think only melo has one.

  • NONONO

    Brook Lopez + Jeremy Lin = Brook Lin Nets

    https://twitter.com/jeffIucas/status/748936655072002048

  • DrewBear2

    Yup. NBA had to respond with denials, but they also know that all eyes will be on them in future.

  • HVJoy

    It’s a good safeguard provision against unwanted trade to have in the contract.

  • takeme2cruz

    One thing needs noticing, game announcers for for Brooklyn Nets are very nice and positive to Lin. It’s gonna be even better when Lin is in their uniform. Something to enjoy to watch more.

  • occupatio

    indeed, another thing i look forward to is MORE LIN COVERAGE by the big ny media.

  • DX

    That should be added 5M to Lin for AD fee.

  • Jamie

    its just a weird thing to do
    should have just paid Lin a couple more mils

  • Ben Johnson

    Next year odds:

    Nets make the playoffs: 75%
    Nets win a playoff series: 20%
    JLin is an all-star: 50%
    JLin is selected to an all-nba team: 30%
    Dolan throws himself off Madison Square Garden in a fit of depression: 81.9%

  • Jamie

    Still feeling uneasy about Lin’s salary
    how’s this clown Clarkson making more

  • PETE B

    he got it in Jan 2013 I think. Nike couldnt match . and it required the Asia tours each summer

  • Jamie

    oh and mosgov ughh so annoying

  • occupatio

    also, given that only two years are guaranteed, a no-trade clause is unnecessary for either side. no matter how bad or good it gets, it ends in two years if lin opts out. a no-trade clause is only really relevant for very long contracts.

  • Ben Johnson

    technically, JLin will make more over the next 4 years, since he’ll be a free agent after 2 years and will sign for a massive contract…and if you factor in bonuses, he’ll be making a lot more

  • zxcvb

    In 6 months when Linsanity is back in swing, who will care? Not to mention Lin’s epic endorsement opportunities.

  • Jamie

    then so is trade kicker lol

  • pandaboy99

    Marvin is a great guy and all but he was a goose egg during the most important part of the season, the playoffs.

  • PETE B
  • Steppen03

    ONE step at a time… Last season wasn’t “All That…” under CCliff’s leash, remember…? It’s mostly KW/NB show.
    $12M > $2M > $8M .
    Money IS important – telling your role on team But it’s NOT everything. Now, we need to see JL7 running the show and be team leader – That’s THE PRIORITY.

  • BobbyH

    I agree all but the last, which I think is 0.00001%. He is not that brave (or smart) to throws himself off.

  • occupatio

    without trade kicker, lin could easily be traded immediately if the nets GM was unscrupulous.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • occupatio

    i will enjoy seeing bobcats miss the playoffs this year.

  • Jamie

    idk man he will be 30 but i hope so

  • DrewBear2

    That’s why the next couple of announcements from the Nets will be key. But I think it’ll be fine if they stick to “high character” players. It’ll still be tough work to turn the team around, but the potential could be very high.

  • ProLin

    do not worry. He has 3rd year player option plus other great perks normal player don’t get. If lin blows up he can opt out 3rd year for a max. The discount is not because he’s Asian – it’s for the Nets to sign more FA to help him win. It’s all good!

  • ProLin

    Dolan will never do that. He’d throw Melo off first.

  • ProLin

    Yeah, even during Linsanity.

  • ProLin

    suddenly everyone’s on the joke.

  • Jamie

    classy fan base
    surprisingly considering they are in North Carolina…
    Hou was bad, LAL was too undocumented and NYK…is whatever

  • CJSHYY
  • Steppen03

    I know… But let’s not compare salaries – it’s not the same for every teams. Look at JL7 & Lamb’s last season – who got paid more and played more ?

  • Jamie

    i never thought of it as asian discount
    if anything being asian boosts your value
    i know its for new FAs but as their first signinh i expected more respect from the nets but oh well

  • ProLin

    yup, and and if they slam Lin due to poor play, Lin will respond better. He really enjoy high pressure situations.

  • ProLin

    oh I thought it’s that he has to agree to a trade before it’s made.

  • NONONO

    Lin will get more endorsement than Melo.

  • ProLin

    Lin fans also winners. A team w/o ballhogs or “all stars”!!!!

  • BobbyH

    The image Lin put on facebook, didn’t we see it before? Some fans drew it up for prediction a while ago?

  • Jamie

    dont know about that and he doesnt do a lot of endorsements

  • DrewBear2

    Thanks for the link. He’s basically halfway through and will be renegotiating around the time his player option with the Nets comes up. Not that he needs it, but those are some good incentives to push him the next 2 years.

  • Jamie

    adding a few more mils would also make it harder to trade him

  • Jedi

    When he was just beginning in Houston, I was certain he would get 18/8. I think now he’s a much better player.

  • zxcvb

    Yes! It was from back in 2012 though!

  • zxcvb

    Our long (inter)national nightmare is over…BROOKLYN-SANITY.

    Now let’s get some shooters for Lin to kick out to! His own jumper will be great since he’s a rhythm shooter — as a starter he was 46% from 3 last season — but the most important thing for Lin to do is attack the rim and collapse the paint.

    Alan Crabbe? Ryan Anderson? Novak off the bench? All three?

  • NONONO

    Is Kamba from Brooklyn? He must have a dream come home too. But he owns Hornets, not bad.

  • BobbyH

    You sure? What was the context of the image?

  • zxcvb

    The picture often used has his # as 17. It was when Lin was a RFA with the Knicks. People thought Nets would offer him, but they didn’t.

  • sws94

    My numbers are way more modest. 14.5 maybe 15 and I’m not sure about assists, maybe 6. Lin doesn’t look to score that much and you have to shoot a good amount to average 17 or so during the course of the season.

  • CJSHYY
  • sws94

    Lin said it all. The journey continues. After all, that’s what it is.

  • Steppen93

    That’s All Wrong.
    Lin IS consistent. What’s Not consistent is his playing time and role of the game. You’ll see… When he’s playing as a leader and not as a bystander the game his game will be totally different from the last 3 seasons.
    His average can be 20-25 pts & 8.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin in NY market, Tag Huer must be very please.

  • ProLin

    I know how u feel, but let’s see if Nets can get him a team to win with right now it’s kinda hard. Need a SG and a stretch 4 at least.

  • zxcvb

    Even many here will be shocked at what Lin and the Nets can accomplish this season. You know how everyone expected Portland to be garbage last season? It can be waaay better than that.

  • Jamie

    uh-oh bazemore is impressed with the rockets damn

  • CJSHYY

    True. I believe Lin can bring Nets to playoff next season.

  • Win

    Nooooooooo………

  • zxcvb

    Any shooter will do.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Chris B.

    One of best fan base in NBA for sure.

  • HVJoy

    A happy Nets fan I became today because of Lin! (^^)

  • Alaingrvis

    18-19 million lol go ahead

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Then why they didn’t make a deal w him last night?

  • zxcvb

    Definitely. East is weak beyond the Cavs and it’s not like Lin can’t beat them either.

  • Steppen03

    He’s in the same class as DRose (pre-injury) & Harden. I don’t see them scoring better than JL7 (if given the same usage rate).

  • Jamie

    they came with hakeem and clyde too
    bazemores agent just released a statement they were very impressed

  • Jamie

    nah i want him on the nets lol or barnes but hes more expensive

  • Ben Johnson

    I’ll take Crabbe instead, better pure shooter, more potential

  • Ben Johnson

    Harden must have arranged for him to get some “action” with some of his stripper friends

  • CJSHYY

    I can’t believe this? He’s good but not great why needs to be act like super star treatment to him? Then no contract done… Good job Morey. LOL!

  • Tey Ling

    impressed but not interested ….

  • CJSHYY

    They want contract….

  • Ben Johnson

    There’s almost no chance that he averages less than 7-8 assists a game…I don’t know about points though

  • Win

    I will place a wager on Nets able to make it to playoff this season. 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Jon Snow is alive, so is Linsanity.

  • 22cents

    I wish them the best. Their fan base is very classy.

  • Phillycheese

    Except for one site that is.

  • Click Click

    Except he’s an restricted free agent. Blazers will most likely match any team’s reasonable offer.

  • Dan Ang

    Damn, thanks a lot!

  • ProLin

    no players’s perfect but I do expect him to be more consistent now that he has a real coach. Even curry, the best PG since AI, choked during game 7. I’m not gonna expect anything, I just want to see effort and wins.

  • NONONO
  • zxcvb

    Is it October yet????!!!!!

  • Michael

    Not good enough to start for a playoff team…Ricky Rubio?

  • Marvin M

    Born in Bklyn but a lifetime Knicks fan, I gave them up and followed Jeremy thru his journey to Hou, La and Cha.

    I am so Happppppppy!!!!!

    Back in Broooooklyn

  • zxcvb

    Even Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick can thrive next to Lin.

  • ProLin

    that is just ODD Why? If you are impressed, just SIGN ALREADY. Seemed like a bargaining play, what Bosh did last year. Watch he’ll sign with some other team for Max. LOL

  • negsintheair

    SBondyNYDN: New Nets point guard also assists the marketing department https://t.co/wl7uFbD8Im
    I think Jlin may has his % on this.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…didn’t expect to see that spoiler here, eh?

  • Ben Johnson

    Craft a nice poison pill contract…Blazers have to pay CJ next year, and now it looks like they’re gonna max Parsons

  • ProLin

    it’s a Bosh play.

  • Joe what do you know

    Anyone see Jarrett Jack’s tweet after Lin signed with Nets? Interpretations? It didn’t ring well with me the first instance but I’m not quite sure how to look at it….

  • ProLin

    not wager, but I expect the same.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Ben Johnson

    It’s exactly what you think it means…he’s a petty A-Hole

  • Ben Johnson

    the next Michael Kidd Gilchrist??

  • ProLin

    I think Lin has a thing for Lebron and the Heats. He brings something extra to beat these guys, as we saw last year.

  • ProLin

    Anyone who signed Lin for promo deals will be SUPER pleased real soon.

  • ProLin
  • CJSHYY

    Me too. :)))

  • Jamie

    nah hes not a good player lol

  • ProLin

    if Linsanity continue for 2 years, then he’ll for sure opt out for a max deal.

  • HVJoy

    Counting days already for regular season to begin? Be patient, fellow Lin fan. 😀

  • 22cents

    What did his tweet say?

  • psalm234

    Let’s see if Lin fans will start exodus to the Nets twitter accounts in 1 month 🙂

    On 7/1/2016
    @hornets 544K
    @rick_bonnel 20.7K
    @At_The_Hive 6,498

    @BrooklynNets 664K
    @Nets_Daily 17.2K
    @MazzESPN 12.2K

  • ProLin

    Boy, today’s like a Holiday for Lin fans! How many of you can focus on work? I sure as can’t!

  • ProLin

    Has a lot of potential though.

  • David Ly

    Already started the exodus.

  • Jamie

    It’s literally a holiday in canada lol

  • ProLin

    He’s just a bitter little man who can’t own up to his own dissing.

  • Jamie

    hahahahahahahahah

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Jamie

    lol who cares
    the nets tossed him in the dumster

  • ProLin

    Need more FA first!

  • Jamie

    good signing but future not looking bright lol
    this org is toxic
    Bayless is a really good pg underrated

  • Ben Johnson

    KHuang, you’re familiar with Bayless’ game…can he defend JLin??

  • DrewBear2

    Just finished rookie year, now has a new coach known for player development.

  • Jamie

    ugh joe johnson used to wear that number

  • ProLin

    Yup, I got on like 3-4 already.

  • CJSHYY
  • 22cents

    Oh. Ha Ha

  • Cookiemole

    There must be a miscalculation in the true shooting percentage. It must be higher than that.

  • Ben Johnson

    Bayless has a -2.34 DRPM, 67 out of 81 PGs on defense…JLin will be tearing up the Atlantic Division’s PGs

  • 22cents

    Dolan is no hope. NYK will have no chance if Dolan is still in charge.

  • Michael

    Wonder if he is fire-proof too.

  • HVJoy

    At work, but hardly working –
    I am so excited by the great news that my focus on work is out of the window. Lol.

  • Ben Johnson

    Isiah Thomas has a -1.89 DRPM and Rose has a -3.14 DRPM…JLin will be using and abusing these guys

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • Jamie

    im laughing at Jack’s current employment status LOLOLOL

  • Alaingrvis

    chants for the nets

    brrrooooookkkkk—LIiiinnnnnn
    BBBRoooooookkk—-LLiiiinnnnnnn lmao

  • psalm234

    Howard Beck on NBATV talks about Linsanity bringing excitement to the Nets.
    No playoff expectations in 2 years so I think it’ll be good when Lin and the Nets can surprise them after recruiting some good FAs with $40M left in the cap
    https://twitter.com/NBATV/status/748947333551837184

  • Jamie

    Jarret Jack laughs at Lin’s contract
    Lin and the Nets laugh at his current employment status LOLOL
    well played jack

  • Click Click

    Cavs and Pacers are the only 2 teams I worry about in the east. But we’ve all seen what Lin can do to LeBron and the Cavs this year…

    Nets will make playoffs easily if they can get a good SG, PF, and bench with the $40M cap space Lin gifted them.

  • freemind

    he will cry foul on the mohawk nooo wait foul on the man bun haha

  • Click Click

    Life’s a journey, not a destination.

  • Chris B.

    He has very long wing span just like MKG. Has a decent rookie season. Could have been better if not injured. He has potential.

  • psalm234

    76ers signing Jerryd Bayless to three-year, $27 million contract ($9M/yr)
    I wonder if they offered the same amount to Lin who declined it

    If yes, the Nets $12M w/ player option is WAY better!

    http://nba.nbcsports.com/2016/07/01/report-76ers-signing-jerryd-bayless-to-three-year-27-million-contract/

  • Joe what do you know

    Are you saying Lin’s contract is 3+1?

  • zxcvb

    2+1 with bonuses and trade kicker.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! 76 is so cheap bc they have tons of money…

  • zxcvb

    I think they offered Lin more than 12M. But Lin wanted the coach and team he could trust.

    https://twitter.com/ZachLowe_NBA/status/748883476691181568

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh right… What’s the bonus?

  • zxcvb

    Not sure what Lin’s specifics are, but it’s always for things like All-Star, staying healthy, etc.

  • zxcvb

    So I guess those random “insider” leaks were right?

    In retrospect, I think Lin locked down his 12M/year starting gig ahead of time. Last night was his agents seeing the crazy offers for guys like Mozgov and negotiating some friendly contract additions: trade kicker (proof that they want him to start), performance bonuses, and a player option for the 3rd year.

    That option leaves him young enough to earn his own super-max contract at age 29/30 if and when Lin beasts as a true starting PG (which he always does when given the chance).

  • psalm234

    That’s really smart because basically JLin has 2 years to see if he can be an All-Star in the right system.

    If yes, he can renegotiate a new near-max contract when he’s 29 years old or.. join the Spurs as a starting PG to pursue championship 🙂

  • psalm234

    I love the trade kicker and the 3rd year player option.

    Basically 2-years to try to be an All-Star in a PG-friendly system with a trusted coach.
    Then a near max contract with the Nets .. or even starting PG for the Spurs to pursue championships 🙂

    But Lin is loyal; he’ll probably stay in Brooklyn Nets if he becomes an All-Star and reward his NY fans

  • Whitman Lam

    WE ARE —-> BROOK-LIN !!!

  • sws94

    Hope so. Playoffs expectations and general media expectations aren’t important or accurate. The team just has to have the right chemistry and some of the right pieces. Then, they’ll define things. The media tries to define chemistry that doesn’t happen yet and it is impossible to do.

    My wishes, Lin to playoffs is 2016, and no later than 2017.

  • Click Click

    I’m glad these pundits are doubting the chances of Nets making the playoffs with Lin on the team. Gonna be more “shocking” to everyone when they do make the playoffs and potentially deep into it next year and beyond.

  • Whitman Lam

    Bayless is a combo guard. Nets could have signed him to play SG next to Lin. Would be a great backcourt combo.

  • zxcvb

    I think he wants to build something special in Brooklyn…that’s the way I want it too. He’ll be “Mr. Net.” If used properly, he’s gonna get a full-max contract (under a larger cap) after 2 years.

  • Ben Johnson

    Argh, when is Horford/Bazemore/Crabbe/Anderson/Marvin gonna announce their signings?!?!

  • Click Click

    It’s our Lindependence Day.

  • Ben Johnson

    I sincerely hope that JLin retires a Net

  • psalm234

    Haha, @netsjetsrangers is a huge Lin fan who hopes to get Lin to Nets in years
    Great reaction!

    BrookLin @netsjetsrangers
    This was my reaction after the Lin signing lol
    https://twitter.com/netsjetsrangers/status/748904061144010752

  • David Kim

    What is the trade kicker?

  • Click Click

    FYI it’s @NetsDaily, not @Nets_Daily.

  • psalm234

    yes, if the Nets showed faith in him, JLin will not disappoint them!
    Watch out the Knicks… the Nets will steal so many of their fans LOL

  • psalm234

    Man, I can’t wait for TC now and preseason games LOL

    Let’s hope the FA players are unselfish and want to team up with Lin!

  • Click Click

    Just another player that doesn’t fit into Marks’ and Atkinson’s “high character, hard working” all about winning mold.

    He proved them right with this 1 tweet and why he was let go. Good riddance.

  • zxcvb

    So far, Marks and Atkinson were right about “high character” guys!

    Hope they get Dudley. Great guy and good floor spacer, even defended Lin after the flagrant foul video (“Absolutely those are flagrant!”).

  • nebolg

    That’s why Jlin and bro ate at 7-Eleven before the meeting with Nets:
    Lin (7) – Brook (11)

  • psalm234

    Marvin Williams shares the same agent (Jim Tanner) with JLin, maybe Lin can persuade him to come to the Nets
    Bazemore seems to want max so it could take a while

    BTW, Steve Novak is an Unrestricted FA. Maybe the Nets can get him on the cheap!

  • nebolg

    Can’t wait to see a lot of 7-11 PnR!

  • DX

    Bye-Buzz, see you in BrookLin!

  • Click Click
  • zxcvb

    If they trade him, his salary automatically increases. That makes him harder to trade (thus displaying that the Nets really want him to stay).

  • DrewBear2

    These blowhards are frequently wrong even when the teams are fully formed. Today the Nets still have many personnel changes pending. But the reality is he’s playing the odds. The statistical chances of a 21-win team making the playoffs the following season is probably fairly low.

  • Jason

    why cant he play

  • blueCypher

    Get paid Parsons … get paid

  • Click Click

    I guess all of the hints he’s been dropping all came out to be true. The little net over his head in his Facebook post at the end of the season. The black and white colors he kept wearing during his Asia trip, even though those are his sponsor’s colors.

  • Win
  • Click Click

    I think Bazemore wants way too much. He supposedly already got an offer last night for $19-$20M and he didn’t take it. Pretty ridiculous.

    Everybody except Lin is looking to cash in all the way, as much as possible this summer. They know teams are being stupid right now with their new cap spending, so why not take advantage of this while they can?

  • DrewBear2

    Stupid people often believe they’re smart. There is no way to educate someone who thinks they already know it all.

  • Click Click

    Or maybe Marbury is yet another jealous player who can’t handle the fact he’s washed up and playing in the CBA, not making the money Lin is now in the NBA. Pretty ironic how Marbury once played for the Nets too, and of course with the Knicks as well.

  • heart

    That’s a loser & a hater right there! He’s asking for karma!

  • DX

    Just want to bring some attention, nothing else.

  • Jedi

    Yeah stab the Chinese guy in the back while raking in money and love from Chinese people. Deserves to go back to making home videos eating vaseline.

  • blueCypher

    They are about to talk Lin on NBATV

  • BobbyH

    Nothing new. More hates and doubts like this will come. We all knew it. Just wait until he shuts his mouse up and we all have the last laugh.

    Just put this from a different angle, if the color of Lin is different, would he say the same?

  • Whitman Lam

    Luol Deng is available, and he has higher BB IQ than either Bazemore, CLee, or Marv.

  • Whitman Lam

    I think Lin pulled the trigger too early. It’s barely the opening of FA season, and he only had 3 teams talking to him. The other 2 teams probably didn’t want him as a starter.

  • Joe what do you know

    Even AI has more class than this sorry old pus…

  • psalm234

    oh yeah, I watched Dudley “The Junkyard Dog” since his Suns days.
    He’s a hard-worker, hustle guy who’s clutch on his open 3pt-shooting!

    He can be the new Steve Novak with more defensive intensity

  • Joe what do you know

    It’s amazing how many teams are willing to take the bullet this year…. Not biting, this is literally taking bullets!

  • Whitman Lam

    That’s basically all Parsons does, he’s the NBA’s version of the Kardashians … “Why is he so famous and making all this money ? Because he’s already famous and has money.”

  • Click Click

    if the color of Lin is different, would he say the same?

    Of course not. Just another racist black player mad that “his boys” didn’t make the cut in the NBA… including himself. He must be so mad that he has to play in China now with and against a bunch of yellow people he hates so much.

  • Alaingrvis

    Wow its just wow …why are people so focused on Lins income

  • Joe what do you know

    Something just crossed my mind… Does this mean we’ll be seeing more of that sorry face of SAS and crappy writings of Frank Isola again?

  • I am The Jason

    Parsons got his money and Mike Conley has a better reason to stay in Memphis.
    https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/748961319613767680

  • Click Click

    He was more focused on Lin’s race.

  • zxcvb

    Just your speculation. FWIW, Zack Lowe thinks there were other starting gigs as well.

    Lin chose the coach/team who gives him the best chance to SHINE. Not empty $$$ where even Mozgov (who may very well end up on the bench) get paid.

    It’s about basketball now.

  • Alaingrvis

    Maybe. Mostly a knicks fan. So it will likely mean Lin is playing great

  • Click Click

    Geez. $23.5M for a guy who was injured the past 2 years. Good luck with that, Memphis.

  • Alaingrvis

    saying Lin is a boost to nets play in china is common sense its just why they act like thats the only reason he is in the nba

  • Click Click

    SAS now has to deal with a smarter Lin defender in Max Kellerman. Well, supposedly Max is going to First Take to replace Skip.

  • FreetheMind

    Mabury sounds like a moron. He obviously hasn’t seen Lin playing much. Stupid people will say stupid things unfortunately.

  • psalm234
  • ProLin

    Conley may have been just playing hard to get to begin with. Maybe getting Parsons was one of the conditions for Conley to stay, and now he got his wish. It’s good to be a pretty boy. Conley never really wanted to leave an team this close to contending in the first place.

  • zxcvb

    Yes! We have the pleasure of watching them EAT CROW on a nightly basis.

  • Alaingrvis

    nets better get on the marketing and commercial its literally easy marketing

  • ProLin

    well u don’t have to read them. I like it because it makes Lin play better. More hate please!

  • Arsenium12 .
  • ProLin

    See how he writes? He’s not too smart to begin with.

  • ProLin

    .. he’s so dreamy… LOL NBA needs that MILF market.

  • Jamie

    hes too short and not too good of a shooter either

  • DrewBear2

    Is Memphis going to pay the luxury tax if they sign Conley to a max contract?

  • Click Click

    I think he already had his mind set all along and the meetings were just out of respect for those teams interested in him. He posted that Facebook pic of a net above his head and all of the black and white clothing in Asia.

    He most likely already spoke to Atkinson long before his trip and Atkinson was able to persuade Lin to go to Brooklyn and play for him. Last night was just him hashing out the details of the contract to protect himself from being traded and giving him the freedom to opt out and renegotiate or leave if he balls out with the Nets.

  • ProLin

    yup, that photo, that’s when he made up his mind!!!

  • Jamie

    jesus Lin shoudlbe got more

  • ProLin

    Blazemore is using the Rox to pull a Bosh, everyone love to fxck with the Rox.

  • ProLin

    Is Deng UFA? Then frack yeah get him!

  • I am The Jason

    SAS bleeds for the Knicks. He won’t be tallking about BKN unless they curb stomp the Knicks.

  • MEL LIN

    that was cool

  • ProLin

    I agree, those sounds like last-min deal sweeteners from the Nets to show commitment. That is the Hard-Sell I guess.. they can’t do more money, but they give him more freedom.

  • Click Click

    Time for all these teams still needing a PG to scramble to overpay the lower tier of remaining PGs. I wonder what team will gamble on Rondo and how much he’ll be asking.

  • ProLin

    9 million is way too little. Not starter salary.

  • ProLin

    Yeah Let’s see if he’s desperate enough to sign with Rox at the end of the day.

  • MEL LIN

    link?

  • Alaingrvis
  • ProLin

    Lin wish “shock” all this so-called expert yet again. Someone has to show them how racist they have been.

  • ProLin

    Rockets will be offering him the Max. A dream come true.

  • freemind

    7-11 need to srsly consider investing int this duo haha

  • wandertheglobe

    Cuban was fooled the first time around, he’s not going to be taken again. Wow! Can’t believe you can make that much money just being pretty.

  • Click Click

    Pretty and riding on Lin’s coattails in Houston.

  • BobbyH

    Lin joining Nets as starter PG puts some people on their toes. I have to laugh at all these negative remarks. They are afraid of Linsanity reborn.

    Thanks to CAA, Linsanity were put off and buried underground. After 4 yours of trial and proof, the dragon is going to be reborn and unleashed.

  • Joe what do you know

    Looks like another season of “Fun with Puns” for the media…

  • Click Click

    He’s supposedly being targeted by 5 teams already. Wonder if Brooklyn is one of them. Deng owned the Hornets in the playoffs. He’s about to get paid again.

  • Goldblossom88

    I’m super happy that I get to watch all his games on YES network!!! with Ian Eagle (broadcasting award winner) as broadcaster
    Cant wait to take the train to Brook Lin .oops meant Brooklyn He he

  • wandertheglobe

    And this fool continued to cash-in in China. Why are the Chinese built a statue and worship him?

  • Phoenix Rising

    Awesome!

  • wandertheglobe

    Goes both ways, teams could move on with other FAs too.

  • zxcvb

    *Thanks to Melo and Morey

  • BobbyH

    CAA played a critical role in this. Had Lin stayed in NY, things would have been totally different.

  • zxcvb
  • BobbyH

    Me too. 40 minutes away.

  • zxcvb

    CAA doesn’t act if Melo doesn’t throw a tantrum.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Sesshie

    I hope the Nets already have plans on where to use the rest of their cap space and free agents that are near agreement to sign.

  • Alaingrvis

    now thats ridiculous

  • blueCypher

    New cap , this will be the new norm

  • Alaingrvis

    exactly so why is Lin only being used as the ridiculous meter

  • blueCypher

    Ya, he is. But all these contracts are being viewed as ridiculous . Like mosgov

  • I am The Jason

    Win a ring, and you get a nice contract. Delly and Mozgov need to buy LBJ dinner every time they play against him

  • ProLin

    He Asian.

  • ProLin

    yup, so many bitter tears will be shed over this, but I can’t help but to look forward to the schadenfreude.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lins contract is quite small compared to what he could of gotten. And he has been paid more before

  • rookie75094

    “Return of the Dragon” where Jlin duel and defeat camela in the coliseum (msg)…hehe

  • zxcvb

    Stretch 4 would be ideal: Ryan Anderson for a lot or Andrew Nicholson for cheap.

    SG doesn’t concern me. Lin can work fine with Bogdanovic or even Kilpatrick. Any upgrade will be icing on the cake.

  • CJSHYY

    As back up or starter?

  • blueCypher

    I agree. I think Nets got a bargain. And will prove to be a steal during the season

  • takeme2cruz

    I am sure they do that’s why Lin was step 1 of their plan.

  • Ben Johnson

    I’m still holding out for Horford

  • zxcvb

    Only 10M per for Teletovic? 39% on 5.8 3s per game. Would have been great next to Lin.
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/748954220162785280

  • wandertheglobe

    Delly is getting 4 for $38M from Milwaukee.

  • KHuang

    Nicholson – he’s far better in the post than Anderson who just flits outside harmlessly.

  • KHuang

    That’s a 8 time rerun!!!

  • Alaingrvis
  • 寒山子

    You hear it first… if Nets win a Championship, Brooklyn will henceforth be known as BrookLin! And Knicks will just be that-team-across-the-River.

  • psalm234

    Hm, Bucks could be dangerous next season

    Hope the Nets get good FAs soon

  • KHuang

    DUMB RACIST HATE by Marbury.

    Marbury is very fortunate he in his All Star prime never had to play against Jeremy Lin.

    Nobody loves Marbury more than I do, but Lin would have MURDERED HIM.

  • Click Click

    Marks and Atkinson have been planning for this moment for several months. All we can do is trust in them.

  • KHuang

    Ugh, Marbury flamed out of both teams in a very ugly way.

    It wasn’t Marbury’s ability that knocked him out. It was his ATTITUDE.

    While I think more was made of Marbury’s attitude than there really was, I do know that he was labeled as “toxic” from the moment he stepped into the NBA.

  • KHuang

    Unlikely –

    with the Bucks losing their sole dribble penetrator in Jerryd Bayless, the Bucks went from slow to SLOOWWWWW.

  • Jamie

    solomon hill 4 years 52mil Evan Turner 4 years 75mil like what the heckkkk]
    Lin for robbed so hard

  • Alaingrvis

    lol omg

  • Alaingrvis

    https://twitter.com/DannyLoPriore/status/748973837681848321 and we are talking about Lins pay really

  • Jamie

    I’m really starting to think Lin made a huge mistake letting the Nets step all over him like that

  • Alaingrvis
  • Alaingrvis
  • DrewBear2

    Marks was hired in February. He hired Atkinson in April, but waited until Atlanta was eliminated in May. They have many different contingency plans depending on which players are available. How can you not trust their judgement after they made it very clear that Jeremy was their highest priority.

  • negsintheair

    Totally agree!! Hope Jlin I hope he has made some high agreement on participation in merchandise and marketing

  • Click Click

    Yup. All these scrubs getting insane money. $18.75M (it’s $75M) ROFL

  • CJSHYY

    So Cav is not going to match the deal?

    https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/748977711905841152

  • 7Jeremiah17

    A conversation from 1 year ago. It’s not easy being a prophet…

    Jeremiah (the Grey) • a year ago
    If I were the owner of the Brooklyn Nets, I would do whatever it takes to unload DWill and acquire JLin. I would then hype the return of Linsanity to New York like there was no tomorrow. If it doesn’t work out, the Nets will not be any worse off than they already are. But if Linsanity were to return… Then the owner could put the Nets up for sale and get a fantastic return on his investment. It just seems like a no-brainer to me. And apparently the Nets did inquire about getting Lin in a trade from the Rox at some point.

    TTNN Jeremiah (the Grey) • a year ago
    don’t know how that do anything good to Lin though….. The coach style is very slow, he used to coach MEM….. Think about it, do you want Lin to play that style or not.
    Lin really could live without hype for couple of years….

    Jeremiah (the Grey) TTNN • a year ago
    Coaches are very replaceable. If the Nets do try to rekindle Linsanity they will have to change the coach as well. Compared to Kobe and the Lakers, any other team will be less of a pressure cooker.

    TTNN Jeremiah (the Grey) • a year ago
    you are day dreaming. Nets is a bad franchise and owner is trying to sell the team, and you see what Pierce was talking about that team, you don’t want to go to that environment, that’s a toxic environment like Lakers now.
    At least Lakers their owners cares, Net’s owner don’t even care…..

    Jeremiah (the Grey) TTNN • a year ago
    Don’t mind my daydreams. You keep dreaming about Kerr and GSW.

  • Click Click

    Me and you have been saying Lin made a huge mistake, but nothing we can do about it. Lin made his decision and he’s happy, so that’s all that matters.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    A true scrub got $1M and 1 year more than Lin. Unbelievable.

  • Win

    Same old story. Asian discount. But at least JLin is a starting pg with the Nets.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    While I’m happy Lin ended up with Brooklyn, I also starting to feel the same way as you…All this money being thrown to player who had worst start than Lin..Amzing.

    Mozgov got $16M….Solomon Hill who dropped 4.2ppg last year is 6ppg in his career getting 13M??…wow.

    My guess is Brooklyn put pressure on Lin..Remember they had Jennings doing a work out for them..That was probably to warn Lin he should take their deal or they would simply offer it to Jennings.

  • gum

    Very happy to know that Jeremy Lin finally has found his home and that he will be in the Eastern conference. Also very happy that Rosebud’s boys will enjoy watching Jeremy’s game in New York.

  • Alaingrvis

    Watching first take they are saying nets got a really good deal. non of them bashing lin but other deals. Lin did the right thing and the right politics. With measure if he performs he can re up in 2 years and gets bonuses if he does well. Lin learned from the rox deal.

  • Alaingrvis

    Talking about Lin making the nets relevant

  • wandertheglobe

    Bron is the boss, he’s in charge of personnels and all decisions. Even more power now that he got them the title.

  • Jamie

    then they should have
    Lin would make more as a back up elsewhere too seeing how much all those back up players are getting paid
    if his team was pressured by the nets, then his agents are weak asf

  • gum

    Very poor taste from Jarrett Jack!

  • Jamie

    meh, he needs to stop letting people take advantage of him
    hes gonna get eaten alive but oh well thats just him
    nothing we can do

  • CJSHYY

    So glad he finally got approved by them… normally always bad on Lin. Just wait until season starts….

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy told us money wasn’t a priority for him. He told us that conquering envy was a big part of his happiness and joy this past season. His cumulative career earnings for the first 6 years in the NBA was ~$28.5M. He has a verbal agreement for a guaranteed $36M contract for the next 3 years. That’s not the crazy money some others might get, but that is plenty for a smart guy with a Harvard economics degree to “secure” (his true security lies with God) the rest of his life. Time to find a place to live in Brooklyn and get to work.

  • Jamie

    The Nets are a horrible organization
    They made so many bad contracts but decided to cheap out when it came to Lin
    I don’t even think this is good for Lin anymore
    not much respect is shown by the team
    The nets are known to over pay mediocre players…

  • Jamie

    He didnt do anything wrong with the rox deal
    he should have taken it and he didnt underperform either
    13-6 is about what you get for 8 mil/year

  • TTNN

    LOL, Good Lin goes to Nets now after that horrible coach and GM are all out of the system.

    Not sure how you will feel Lin goes to Nets last year and went through last year with Nets though.

  • wandertheglobe

    Cavs are not matching, Bron already said good luck.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I don’t think they will offer anyone a max deal. They are a rebuilding team.

  • Jamie

    yeah but 12mil for Lin is a joke
    disrespect

  • Jamie

    lol this guy already saying bye

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I was hoping you would see this 🙂

    Realistically, I doubt it would have been worse than how the Hornets turned out. Jack went down at game 30. But we’ll never know.

  • Spot

    So happy for Jeremy. #Godisgood

    Hope finally he can play his basketball and having fun with good teammates.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    With new GM, I think they are being very careful with the money.

  • blueCypher

    Time on the show they are talking about lin?

  • ProLin
  • CJSHYY

    Well, I would like him to get at least 15M per year but no one really knows what’s that bonuses will be like? So don’t get too upset by this deal. I don’t know what Bulls offered him but I believe Lin sure knows what’s the best for him. Just like last year, I think no one here would think Lin did the right thing to go to Hornets but it turned out to be the good one for him.

  • ProLin

    I think it started last night.

  • Chris B.

    That is why Jeremy has been talking about humility and overcoming envy. It’s not fair financially compared to other contracts, but he gets to start. That is what he wants. New Orleans wanted to pay him $10 millions as a backup. Chicago wanted a third year. This was the best deal he could get. It is what it is.

  • Jamie

    LOLOL

  • Alaingrvis

    its live now. it was the max deals segment

  • Click Click

    It’s his life, his money. This proves yet again that he truly doesn’t care about money (that much). Lin’s been trying to erase the stigma that Dolan, the NY media, SAS, and other haters have put on him for taking that Houston poison pill contract, when it was no fault of his and the fault of the Knicks.

    People are still blaming him to this day about leaving NY and calling him greedy or overpaid. I think Lin knows he can get a ton more money if he held out but he made his mind up long ago about wanting to join the Nets. It is what it is. At least most people are now saying he’s a super bargain (again).

  • blueCypher

    Full show is on youtube . 1h20min long

  • Jamie

    I guess but a couple more mils wouldnt have hurt them too much
    and they are alwyas overpaying players
    just very bizzare

  • adele

    I was so busy at work and I was behind with all these fun and everyone happy with Lin signing. Nets it is! Just what I had wished! Just what I had envisioned! Wishes do come true😇🙏

  • Click Click

    Was that a rhetorical question? Because I clearly said all we can do is trust them.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Landry Fields playing for Golden State in Summer League …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/MarcJSpearsESPN/status/748970864817823744

  • ProLin

    no no no no no… no more. That was Billy King’s Nets. This year everything is new, the GM Marks is from the Spurs. Coach is respected Atkinson. Nothing from the old regime remains. No more over paying. Lin’s deal is a win-win for both ends.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    He could get a much better job being part of the laugh track for sitcoms.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Btw can other teams step in with a better deal for JLin or he is confirmed going to Nets?

  • Alaingrvis

    38 minute mark

  • Jamie

    He could’ve waited out a little too
    again incompetent agent
    He shouldn’t be afraid of what haters are gonna say
    they are gonna hate no matter how much he gets paid
    if pay cut means starting then the nets arent that high on him to begin with

  • CJSHYY

    But I read somewhere said they never paid their FA more than 10M since…forgot which year?

  • Jamie

    well see who they will sign next and for how much

  • Alaingrvis

    it would be unprofessional. Its pretty much done

  • occupatio

    nets were a different organization before marks became GM and atkinson became coach. that prediction from a year ago isnt very relevant in the present.

  • Spot

    I was at work too. I thought about you too. Today is a good day. Let’s hope and pray for the best for Jeremy.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Does JLin strike you as the DeAndre Jordan type of guy?

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I think other teams can still offer but JLin is too loyal to back out.

  • TTNN

    that coach was pretty bad, I heard complains about him not working hard, and complain about he don’t have talent, and all on their players.

    I don’t think Lin will enjoy that team more than Hornets team though.

    But anyway, its all good now. And I’m surprised that I actually caught this. 🙂 You actually could dig this out from a year ago, wow. 🙂

  • Jamie

    His baskeball skills are of very poor taste as well

  • adele

    Really! That’s the next negative comment I’ve read after Jarrett jack. Just be happy for Lin. If he will have a big salary, people will still hate no matter what. That’s just enough. Not so high and not so low. I’m happy😊

  • ProLin

    Lin just asked for minimum for STARTING PG – 12 mil. The rest is other bonus and trade kicker.

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    The Nets have literally gone the opposite direction of their free spending star chasing Billy King days.

    The Nets tried that, and it failed miserably.

    Now the Nets are going for production over hype. It will yield very positive results.

  • Jamie

    Yah but his contract with houston wasnt even that bad
    people are just salty taking another discount is not gonna change anything
    and he shouldnt care too much about haters

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The prediction (hope) was that they would change GM and coach as they did.

  • KHuang

    There’s no such thing as “always” for a rookie GM in Marks and a rookie coach in Atkinson!

  • KHuang

    No it’s not.

    It’s a totally fair deal.

  • Jamie

    the owner makes a lot of decisions cuz hes like that

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Never heard of Jarrett Jack

  • CJSHYY

    I know it’s low end starting salary for him but at least he will be back to starting PG position again. After 2 years, he can have a lot more in his contract.

  • KHuang

    NO.

    Lin is paid FAIRLY.

  • Jamie

    coming from a guy who thinks Lin is the best PG in the league
    any one who watches ball knows Lin got robbed

  • Jamie

    if this was 2 years ago, i’d agree

  • ProLin

    Delly is not worth that money.

  • KHuang

    But Marks and Atkinson are openly gutting the team of its formerly high paid nonproducing players.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The idea was to get Lin AND change coach which is what they eventually did. I don’t think people realize how bad Hornets and Cliff really were. Lin did not even consider staying there for an instant.

    It’s actually not hard to extract from disqus.

  • DrewBear2

    Yup. I was agreeing with you. 🙂

  • Rick James

    after his endorsement $$$, lin will earn more than solomon hill. His contract with the nets isn’t the best, but its not the worst either.

  • adele

    I know. I was giggling like a schoolgirl 😉 but thank God for granting our wish. Thank you Lord🙏

  • ProLin

    No it’s not. IT’s all calculated. Lin only wants enough for a starting PG, and before today 12 Mil was good. The deal is structured totally in his favor – he gets trade kicker, bonus, plus 3rd year option so if he’s really linsanity 2.0 he can get a much bigger max two years later. Meanwhile Nets gets 2 year discount to get him FAs to play with. It’s a win-win. There’s no Asian discount here.

  • Jamie

    He was underpaid
    it is what it is evryone knows that
    it’s not enough for Lin
    you shouldn’t take a discount cause you are afraid what the haters are gonna say
    he does not play for the haters
    if you dont appreicate Lin that much, well that’s just too bad.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    No more McHale, BS and ofc Clifford 😂😂

  • ProLin

    No, there’s no Asian discout here.

  • Rick James

    that is the same deal as what lin is getting…$13M per…nvm its about $1M short…whatever dude no big deal

  • ProLin

    Sounds like it was a GREAT idea for Marks to let him walk. The guy has no character. Good job FO!!!!

  • Jamie

    meh this could be the most important FA of his career but oh well

  • adele

    That’s not for you to say whether underpaid or overpaid. I trust Lins judgment on this signing. Do you?

  • ProLin

    Exactly, plus who knew the NBA would go insane and start signing scrubs to Max deals? Did anyone foreseen this madness? Lin didn’t get robbed.

  • ProLin

    Former Nets starting PG, just got waved a few days ago after The Nets was unable to trade him. Now we know why.

  • freemind

    It’s a fair deal. For Lin it was never all about just $$ it’s finding the right fit with the right coach/team and most importantly the city he likes to call home for the next few years. Like Lin say, he rather be the underdog. In 2 years time he will negotiate.

    Look at Mozgov, becoming this butt joke
    6 Points a Game and About to Be Paid More Than Stephen Curry
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/sports/basketball/timofey-mozgov-contract-nba-free-agency.html?ref=sports

  • Rick James

    cavs are over the cap big time, in luxury tax territory. If they match delly’s contract, the team will pay like $40 mill extra in luxury or something, and they are already paying $100mill over it.

  • Jamie

    That’s what everyone is saying
    Lin could’ve got more
    Nice deal for Nets
    You are the only one saying thats enough so you are on your own there
    Lin got the short end of the stick
    thats the truth

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Unwanted? No wonder he is feeling sour

  • Jamie

    Well if you insist, I guess so.

  • TVN

    Perhaps Lin could have held out for more, but he had competition for the Nets gig. Rondo, even Jennings, maybe Lawson. Maybe they told him they wouldn’t go higher. That said, I think it’s on his agent to negotiate and get other teams to bid to drive up his price. At any rate, he’s at spot he wants to be at. This was probably the best situation for Lin and it happened for him, which we haven’t been able to say in these last 4 years.

  • DX

    Just stop focusing on 12M. It’s a great deal. The most important things are what @donsmacau:disqus has listed.

  • adele

    Well not everyone agrees with you. For sure Lin does not agree with you because he is the one who agreed with the amount not you nor anybody else.

  • HVJoy

    After a few hours, you still hold fast to this negative perspective when most of us are happy for Lin.

    It reminded me of another interesting view you have.

    You said McHale treated Lin better than Clifford a few days ago in another thread.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Good reasons. We never know the behind-the -scene stuff

  • Rick James

    i think this is the case as well. I think both parties wanted to get together, nets and Lin, especially after the knicks signed rose, but lin wanted to play in NYC, and nets had more leverage on him. So Lin took the deal faster than he should have. Maybe he could have played their bluff, but it would have been risky. It doesn’t matter though, they gave him an opt out in year 3 if he does really well, and then the ball will be in his court again.

  • TVN

    You can’t compare him with a SF. That position has a scarce level of talent, which is why Parsons and Batum can get maxed out. PG is much deeper.

  • Click Click

    Oh man, Lin should hook his boy up. Tell Marks to bring him on board with a cheap contract. He can still play and he’s still young.

  • Rick James

    LOL, ok this guy is a rockets fan. Im sure rockets wanted lin back, but morey is a joke, and him treating players like they are only money and assets is what drove alot of amazing players from the team.

  • freemind

    but no one could offer NY location to him

  • Alaingrvis

    He will get the money he missed out on Just from being in NY. Brooke-LLiiinn is already starting. I can already see the shirts

  • Rick James

    everyone agrees with him that lin is underpaid actually. If lin plays as good as he did on the hornets, then I guarantee that the next paycheck from the nets will be multiples of this one…maybe even a max.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Exactly. Whichever way you look at the deal, Lin is in the Best place.

  • HVJoy

    She has been saying this for the whole day.

    Many posters have explained the situation to him/her in vain. Don’t waste your tongue.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agreed…Nets simply had a bit more leverage..NYC is where Linsanity started…More endorsement available for Lin there because of the large Asian community.

    Also, Lin wanted to start and Nets was 1 of very few team willing to give him that chance….Interestingly enough, Bulls was rumored to meet Lin but they it seemed like they wanted Lin for even cheaper and less years.

    Guys like Jennings, Lawson would had signed with Nets for Less thus creating pressure on Lin to take their deal or be left holding the bag again if the market dries up on him again.

  • takeme2cruz

    Totally agree. The negotiation is over at this point.

  • Jamie

    Well many people dont agree with you LOL
    He agrres to 12mil/year doesnt mean he thinks thats what hes worth hahaha
    I’m not gonna stop you if you wanna downplay Lin’s vaue, go ahead lol
    im not gonna bother explaining to you

  • Chipdip

    that isa good deal indeed. Should focus on the teammates and his health and move on

  • Jamie

    Who is she? are you hallucinating?
    but yh if you are gonna downplay Lin go ahead lol troll

  • xeroid

    Why bother replying to a troll or a teenager?

  • Jamie

    says the real troll

  • freemind

    yes this is why it’s a mutual win-win contract for both parties.

    I do think Rondo last season salary of 12.5mil was used as a gauge in negotiating and he made it clear he wanted to go to NY and offer himself to nets after nyk pickup rose. With all this in mind, Lin rather seal the deal and work on bonuses and other terms.

  • Rick James

    sometimes its better to take what you can get and be grateful for it. $12M is alot of money, damn!! Sure hes not getting $18 or $20, but beyond a certain number the actual figure is just a way of keeping score. Maybe Lin believes he hasn’t proven himself fully yet? Maybe he will work even harder to show people that he is worth a max contract. I hope he does, I prefer underdog Lin. Rocky is one of my favorite movies of all time.

  • HVJoy

    I agree. For Morey, players are nothing but assets/chips for him to buy/trade/sell.

  • Jamie

    yes McHale did

  • Click Click

    All these guys want to take the Nets to the cleaners though. None of them would have accepted an offer close to what Lin did. We will see soon enough just how much PGs are going to command. It won’t be as silly as some of these frontcourt bigs got, but it will be much more than what Lin got, not even counting Conley’s ridiculous max 5 year deal.

    I’m disappointed but not mad about the contract. Lin accepted it, so will I. It’s not our money being gained or lost anyway, so we shouldn’t care that much. It’s just that as a fan of Lin’s, I’m disappointed he didn’t wait a bit longer and let the dust settle before making his final decision. He kinda rushed this. Notice how none of the top 5 PGs agreed to anything yet? Lin was the first and only so far.

  • Jamie

    for a lot of GMs actually

  • Rick James

    ahahaha cmon man! McHale promised Lin a starting role and sent him to the bench for patrick beverley. Clifford told Lin straight up he’d be playing off the bench and ended up giving him starting minutes instead. Which is worse to you?

  • Ben Johnson

    Really, you have no idea how much a 3rd year player option, trade kicker, and incentives/bonuses are worth…his contract is equivalent to at least a 3year/45million dollar contract with all these perks

  • Jamie

    yes he can
    like DJ last year but he will be the most hated NBA player in the league

  • HVJoy

    He has been saying this for the whole day. Many posters have explained the situation to him in vain. Don’t waste your tongue.

  • Ben Johnson

    None of those guys also make $5mil a year in endorsements (soon to be $10mil after landing in NY)…so JLin could gamble and bet on himself

  • Jamie

    Both are bad but McHale played LIn more down the stretch

  • HVJoy

    Ooops, sorry Rick. That’s for Adele.

  • Rick James

    id say that clifford played Lin down the stretch as much as mchale. He didn’t do it in games that were blowouts, but in close games, lin always came in at some point.

  • zxcvb

    It’s simple. Stats talk. Race matters.

    Lin hasn’t been given the chance to put up big stats. And he’s an Asian who’s not a 7-foot physical freak.

    Getting a TRUE STARTING PG role with 12M per year, bonuses, trade kicker and player option is a FANTASTIC accomplishment. BROOKLIN-SANITY people! This is celebration time.

  • Jamie

    not really
    Under McHale he always played when game was on the line
    but that’s just how I see it
    A lot of people like Clifford better and that’s fair too because he praised Lin so much and change the way some people see Lin

  • HVJoy

    Just modified my post, I didn’t know you are a male.

    There is no need to label me because I disagree with you. My friend said trolls love to call others troll.

  • Jamie

    yah sure

  • DX

    Compare to last season which waiting for offer and picked up Hornets at end, I am so happy for Lin and believe Lin is happy too.

  • Jamie

    true

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I think if we didn’t get an offer for JLin yet. Some people here will assume no team want JLin. We should be happy

  • Ben Johnson
  • zxcvb

    The REAL deal is starting for a coach who supports him. That’s worth 100M from another team.

  • Jamie

    lol then that makes a lot of people on this board trolls
    you people just love the insults when you dont agree with someone
    very mature haha

  • HVJoy

    Well said. Thank you. I cannot say it any better than you.

  • zxcvb

    Love it! Even more reason to believe Atkinson truly wants Linsanity II.

    it’s the ultimate revenge for Kenny, Jeremy and Prokhorov.

  • Jamie

    thats how the NBA works
    you must be very new to this game
    dont worry youll learn might take some time
    then you will make less riduculous posts with personal attacks because you dont know waht you are talking about

  • TVN

    To be fair, this was an excellent opportunity for Lin that he couldn’t pass up. We’ll see what Rondo gets, but the FA market for starting PG’s is slim. There’s a surplus of talent at the PG position in the NBA, which means you don’t have to pay ridiculous prices for them.

    Even though it was last season, Kyle Lowry also got a $12M/yr deal. DeMarre Carroll, his teammate, got $15M. We all know who the more impactful player is.

  • zxcvb

    Some people were screaming that on the other site 2hrs before he announced.

    “TOLD YOU! No one wants Lin! Nets rumors were LIES. I knew it! Lin will never start.”

  • Jamie

    go learn some more basketball lol before you make sus comments

  • swijaya

    Are you = BB fan?

    Both of you been posting similar irritating tone all day long

  • Ben Johnson

    JLin is like Tim Duncan…Tim could have always played hard ball and eaked out a few more million bucks each year, but he loved the organization, didn’t want to offend anyone in the front office, and wanted the team to have more room to sign other players, and look what’s happened, 5 NBA championships

  • xeroid

    Been reading various reactions to Lin’s signing with Nets. Most are positive and feel Lin will do well there and it’s a fair contract, maybe slight discount due to coach and starting job. Hornet fans are civil and wish Lin and Lin fans well and vice versa. Clutch started a new thread of Jeremy Lin as a Net, and it already has 8 pages and growing. LOF and LOH started usual engagements with Tinman leading the charge. He’s probably lurking here and I will not be surprised if he troll here to sew discard with alias, maybe as Jamie?

  • Peter Truong

    Yep, I saw that on the other site.

  • adele

    Everyone? You don’t read Khuangs response and some others? Are you for real?

  • zxcvb

    KKKlutchfans already scared! He’s getting a REAL chance to play starting PG (no stand in the corner crap) and they can feel what’s coming. Watching them implode with racist hate will be entertaining next season.

  • Ben Johnson

    Brook can score in the post if they need that dynamic to the offense…they need shooters and slashers right now

  • adele

    Everyone? Really? I’m sure Lin does not agree with you because he announced it himself.

  • Jamie

    are you a Lin fan?
    because everyone knows Lin is underpaid now
    if that facts irritates you, then I guess not
    so you here to troll?

  • HVJoy

    “You people”? What?

    First you accuse me of being a troll. Now you call me immature. So juvenile!

    Do look yourself in the mirror before you throw insults around.

  • Ben Johnson

    JLin is gonna drive Clutch to a stroke, the dude needs to chill out (and exercise a little bit for crying out loud)

  • swijaya

    Jamie or BB fan ….. Both has been posting very similar negative tones all day long

  • adele

    And of course he is happy and content. Unlike you who makes a positive situation into a negative. Smh!

  • Chris B.

    Are you talking about me? 🙂

  • Jamie

    good point

  • zxcvb

    “IAM,” “steveweinberg,” et al. Tiger fans and trolls alike!

  • Chris B.

    Well you forgot me and Ten Ten. lol

  • zxcvb

    From what I’ve seen, his cholesterol doesn’t need to go much higher for that…

  • leeda harun

    Thank you God. Jeremy now is a starting point guard. After the nocturnal days, I hope Jeremy can start working.

  • Click Click

    Dolan is such a scumbag. Unlike Dolan though, I doubt Lin and Atkinson holds a grudge. They’ll get back at Dolan and the Knicks simply by outplaying them everytime for the next 3+ years. Going to be so satisfying seeing the Knicks fans cry and whine if Nets make the playoffs and they don’t.

  • zxcvb

    Those guys are regular offenders though.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Grizzlies will offer Mike Conley a full five-year max deal, a source told ESPN.

    Memphis can pay Conley $153 million over five years. Dallas and other teams can offer $114 million over four years.
    ___________
    https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/748994603290726401

  • Jamie

    LIn needs to be careful with Joakim Noah
    he doenst play very clean

  • leeda harun

    Grizllies without Conley is nothing.

  • Ben Johnson

    not “if” but “when”

  • Jamie

    yep one of the worst contracts in the history ofNBA

  • Ben Johnson

    He’ll probably be limited to 20 minutes a game with his health status…and if anyone fouls JLin hard this season, the league is on notice to SUSPEND that player

  • lleepar

    Clever! (Brook Lopez’s number is “11”.)
    https://twitter.com/indigoonearth/status/748979091852783616

  • pero_square

    Yep. This just means if things work out, Lin will get paid later that’s all. JLin is cool with so I am cool with it.

  • Click Click

    There it is. The ridiculous contract people predicted he’d get. He’s a very good player but not $18.6M better than Lin.

    Poor Dallas, got used and abused yet another year. Used by Batum, Conley, and Whiteside as leverage against other teams. Also lost Parsons. They should’ve made Lin a priority from the get-go last year, but didn’t. They made the same mistake yet again this year. Silly Mark Cuban.

  • Ben Johnson

    Does Nathan still live in the NY area?

  • zxcvb

    Multiple “insiders” all said Lin was a done deal before July 1st. The way it went down suggests they were right.

  • ProLin

    Yup.

  • Ben Johnson

    Cuban may as well just pay Dirk a ton of money as a going away gift and tank this year

  • Jamie

    Yep, thank god someone made a video of all the non calls

  • zxcvb

    Wouldn’t mind an “enforcer” on the Nets. Get Bogut!

  • takeme2cruz

    Coincidence? If that’s his intent, it would be awesome.

  • leeda harun

    The insiders is right for the first time…..last year they cant figure it out why Jeremy choose Hornets

  • Ben Johnson

    Is Rondo even gonna get a starting gig?!?!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Congrats to AllLin fans around the world!

  • Jamie

    He cant play too long thou and i dont know if the Warriors are ready to let him go
    his presence was missed in the NBA finals
    I think a David West will do, and hes a FA too

  • zxcvb

    To be fair, Jeremy was headed to Dallas as most thought…until the Deandre situation.

    Also, an insider predicted past interest in Lin from the Nets two years ago. Even said Knicks would fake interest to prevent Lin going to Brooklyn. And that happened too.

  • CJSHYY

    Rondo not in demand by teams anymore…

    https://twitter.com/mr_jasonjones/status/748993329967214592

  • takeme2cruz

    I doubt the Nets and Rondo would still want to meet. He is just incase Lin’s deal didn’t fallout.

  • Click Click

    Yup. No point in Dirk coming back to that team. I feel bad for Dirk and Mavs fans. If it wasn’t for Cuban always meddling in basketball ops, that franchise would be in a better position to win more championships. Owners with huge egos that treat their basketball teams like toys is a sad thing to watch.

  • CJSHYY

    If Lin didn’t sign w Nets maybe but sure not now.

  • zxcvb

    Had a net hanging above his head during his free agency Facebook post.

    Wore black and white his final days in China…maybe he was trolling us all along!

  • takeme2cruz

    Rondo is the locker-room cancer. He would only pass if someone has an open shot, the opposite of ball movement.

  • Click Click

    Wow. How far he has fallen. His reputation is in the dumpster and beyond saving.

    Some desperate team will still pick him up though. Just nowhere near the price he wants.

  • heart

    Yes, let’s continue our prayers for Lin until Lin reaches all his tangible basketball goals and intangible spiritual goals thereafter. The spotlight in NY will be shining very bright on him. This time Lin is more matured and polished to handle the pressure better, but he still needs our prayers and continued support all around. Don’t forget, history was made there and new history will be made as Lin alluded in his announcement that ‘a new chapter’ in his journey has begun.

  • takeme2cruz

    You’re good.

  • 22cents

    Clutch fan is history. I did not even bother to read their article. That site is one of the worse (if not the worst) fan site. Houston will suffer with JH. Asking JH to share the ball? Are you kidding us MDA?

  • zxcvb

    I doubt they were even legit interested. Plan Z at best. Probably just Rondo’s agent trying to drive interest.

    I can see Nets kicking the tires on Jennings as a 6th man. Doubt he accepts the role behind the Asian guy, but that would be the best way to use a chucker like Jennings. I know KHuang likes him for some reason. I do not. At all.

    Nets had interest in Crawford apparently, so maybe they do want a chucker 6th man.

  • Jamie

    He really can’t shoot
    thats gonna hurt his FA for sure considering how important scoring from PG position is now

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Jamie is the infamous Tinman?!? That dude is just a harmless old grouch.

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t mind either if he can help off the bench. Lin owned him one on one.

  • heart

    Remember the pic w/ the net above his head… Maybe just a coincidence or fate or true hint… Lin is a very smart man!

  • John Focker

    LOVE your new avatar! Nice spelling too… 🙂

  • zxcvb

    Even “untouchable” Rubio is being shopped now that Thibs has arrived.

    Non-attacking PGs don’t work anymore.

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah baby, all the arguments are quieted for a bit. So happy for JLin! And out of NY too, this will be kinda cool v Melo/Dolan. Kind of too back Frazier announces for the wrong team 🙂 And yeah, give Lebron a run too …

    Now against all odds, I’d like to see KD at GSW. Probably not.

  • JoeTeam

    gratitude brings much happiness to us and people around us! Great words.

  • David Kim

    There are many positive comments that its very good deal for nets in netsdaily.com article…

  • freemind

    nothing drives him crazier than seeing NETS balling to full capacity at Barclays and fans chanting BROOK-LIN !!!

  • zxcvb

    Clyde will be great for Nets/Knicks games:
    “Lin with the DISHING then the SWISHING. So nice, we’ll show you twice!”

  • JoeTeam

    Yeah, and now only NY intramural games lol. That at least will be fun to hear.

  • Peter Truong
  • JoeTeam

    new sponsor in the works! 7-11 brand is strong in Japan I think, so new fans yay!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Thanks. Makes for a great jersey. Sure a real one will be made!

  • Singapore BB Fan

    7-11 is big in Taiwan

  • I am The Jason

    Let the good articles continue…..
    https://twitter.com/Sportige/status/748939374440673281

  • Ben Johnson

    oops, nevermind

  • JoeTeam

    and it depends on a team’s style, so the market for JLin ball is limited. This was good, just like CHA. If he’s healthy, he’ll be heading to a championship and hall of fame I hope one day later. Just one more step in a long career.

  • Ben Johnson

    A commercial with Brook and JLin walking into a 7-11 with their jerseys on would be funny 😀

  • lleepar

    Maybe. But in case @7eleven missed it, those of you with twitter accounts may want to RT it to them.

  • Lefon Jang

    Anthony Bennett would be a good pick for Brooklin. He is inexpensive. With the right system Bennett could be a solid bench player.

  • rookie75094

    Hey tinguy…is that you???… kkklutch fans is >>>>> that way.

  • JoeTeam

    just go to his tw stream, it looks like he was laughing at something else 8 hrs ago.

    Let’s not make this a vitriol legacy every time someone says something good about Jarrett Jack. He’s a solid tradesman.

  • CJSHYY
  • Jamie

    yep they had years to work on their shots
    idk why they didint
    its their own fault nobody wants them now

  • psalm234

    Well then. Dwight finally came home …
    Will Horford go to the Nets? Or the Celtics?

  • Joe what do you know

    Dwight is going home apparently…. Not at his price tag though…

  • David Kim

    Horford to Nets please!!!!!

  • I am The Jason

    Still getting paid over 20 million. Howard should have a better tenure with the Hawks since they don’t have egos their.

  • CJSHYY

    Unless Max contract otherwise I doubt he will go to Nets.

  • Joe what do you know

    It’s hard to say…. I hope Horford makes an exit. But there’s always a slight possibility that he’ll want to play PF…

  • Click Click

    Atkinson better be using his Atlanta connections to at least try and convince Horford and Bazemore to join up.

  • Jamie

    if only Horford and Bazemore agree to 18mil each
    they could do so much damage in the east
    all high character team oriented players

  • freemind

    Jeremy Lin is #6 in Google Hottrends for today. Big boss should be smiling 🙂

    http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

  • CJSHYY

    I am happy for him. Finally out of Rox, no more Harden & Morey.

  • takeme2cruz

    Bazemore would regret once he sign with Houston.

  • Joe what do you know

    It feels like “homecoming” is the trending theme for vets in NBA these few years…

  • Jamie

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/07/01/nba-free-agency-grades-analyzing-the-early-agreements/
    They give Lin an A only good things were said about Lin
    I guess it was a great deal after all
    really happy to see nice things said about him

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! He only got paid for 2M last year. 12M this year it’s good % raise for his salary. After 2 years as starting PG, he will have good chance to get his max I hope. Haha!

  • psalm234

    Horford can play PF while Lopez plays C

    But It really depends how much Horford likes Atkinson enough to leave ATL
    Hopefully Lin and NY would be incentives to go

  • CJSHYY
  • Jamie

    Yep, really hope this team makes the playoffs
    Lin will be able to easily command 20+mil after 2 years

  • Alaingrvis

    Nets have a lot of money to spend and whole to fill. Mostly rookies left on the team except Lin and Brook.

  • Ben Johnson

    I think they can overpay for Crabbe and Ryan Anderson if they so desire

  • David Kim

    The grade: A

    Just like the marriage itself, this deal is a great one for both sides. The Nets got a steal getting Lin to come to them at about $12 million per season, given he’s arguably the second-best point guard available and they so badly needed a starter. But Lin getting a player option after the second year will allow him to get back into the market at 29 if he so chooses — making this a good deal on his end, too.

    “allow him to get back into the market at 29 if he so chooses — making this a good deal on his end, too.”

  • JoeTeam

    Time to finally buy the JLin Jersy. Awesome, I’ve been feeling like a lukewarm fan lol.

  • Jamie

    They have 40 so one max player and a good role player ish

  • JoeTeam

    a crowd chant … a big is v important to beat Lebron lol bummer gsw.

  • Alaingrvis

    They have like 5 other rotational players missing

  • Ben Johnson

    Don’t think Nets can get a max player unless Horford wants to join

  • JoeTeam

    calling Brent!

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! They probably give him million for sign in bonus.

  • Ben Johnson

    Nets can always overpay for Deng on a short term to deal to use up some of their room

  • Click Click

    I don’t have a Lin jersey either and I’ve watched Lin since his first games as a Knick. Probably time to finally buy one.

  • DX

    #5 now

  • Jamie

    yah it will be hard they should go for bazemore

  • Jamie

    i dont think 40mil is enough for that lol

  • Jamie

    Actually happy for deal now
    people only have good things to say now(except a few)

  • Peter Truong

    Remember when the Mavs increased Wesley Matthews more $$$ when DeAndre Jordan decided to go back to the Clippers. Nets can still increase JLin pay too.

  • Click Click

    Bazemore is not worth max. It’d take the Nets a max offer for him to consider going to Brooklyn though. Unless Atkinson can pull off a miracle with his ATL connections and convince him and Horford to join up.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lol I’m going over board but i think they need a pf. and some help on th bench. Depends how good bogan is. And a sg unless rhj will start

  • zxcvb

    True. Also, if Nets don’t hit the cap floor, the players on the roster split the difference collectively.

    I’m fine either way. It’s all about BASKETBALL. Finally Lin can play his game and be elite on a nightly basis.

  • CJSHYY

    Never mind about that few… you can’t please everyone. I am just so happy for him that he finally back to NY. I really think only NY fans or media really love him.

  • psalm234

    Awesome! That’s a Harvard deal by Lin & Nets!

    @JLin7 NBA FA Grade= #A
    Great Deal for both sides #Harvard
    Nets: a steal at $12M/yr
    Lin: can be FA at 29
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749013526388191232

  • Alaingrvis

    how good is bogan bogdanavic

  • Alaingrvis

    Nets should over Cliff lee?

  • Ben Johnson

    Sure, and David Lee too, he’s a free agent…would be a nice rotation player for them

  • Alaingrvis

    *pay*

  • Jamie

    yah i dont like bogan
    they need a leader for 2nd unit but maybe Bazemore can do that with some good shooters like wellington
    they still need bigs who play defence, rim protector and some wings hopefully bazemore

  • Alaingrvis

    Nets only have 6 players on contract and i think two are rookies

  • Joe what do you know

    I think all Nets need now is a good wing player, a willing rebounder, and a solid 6th man…. $40m is still achievable if they spend it smart…. Fingers crossed

  • Alaingrvis

    Is killpatrick the 6th man. He average 11 off the bench

  • sport

    I will still wait and see to make sure Lin’s utilized properly. By mid-season I might buy the Adidas sleeved jerseys if not probably just a t-shirt.

  • heart

    Beware of this type of biased media narrative propagandizing the public about Lin. Even when Lin got underpaid in this current market, they still try to tell the public otherwise. In this clip, they compare his pay to Curry for heaven’s sake! Also, last night while watching the Vertical FA live show, I was really annoyed w/ Wojnarowski who also insinuated similar sentiment by using Lin as an example to compare the pay against other players… Yet, Woj & his partner were approving/praising deals like overrated CParsons, Mosgov or some other unproven players. These are real biases there! SMH! http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/16672051/jeremy-lin-agrees-three-year-deal-brooklyn-nets

  • Ben Johnson

    Hey, did anyone hear about how that Brandon Jennings workout went?

  • zxcvb

    I wouldn’t. Kilpatrick and Bogdanovic will be as good or better if they play with Lin.

  • Joe what do you know

    TBH I’m not all that familiar with the current Nets roster yet… I’m under the impression that they only have Lopez + scraps… Perhaps Bodagavic is the only other half decent one…

  • Jamie

    I think the Hornets fans and media loved him too but yah NY is definitely nice and harsh when you don’t perform. Really excited for next year. Lin will be the primary ball handler!!

  • Alaingrvis

    Most of the players on the roster played less then 23 minutes per game last year. So yea its very tough to see who will start

  • Click Click

    Has this been posted before?

    New Orleans could have secured Jeremy Lin’s services, but venturing beyond $10M annually became the sticking point. Brooklyn stepped up.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/748884303702921216

    Teams really lowballed the crap out of Lin… dang.

  • Jamie

    That’s actually the highest lol
    but Lin will be the primary ball handler thats HUGE!!!

  • Jamie

    I really hope so
    Lin Crabbe Bazemore Lee/West Brooklyn

  • Joe what do you know

    Well they got what they deserve in the end: NOTHING!

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, they never had a chance…

  • Jamie

    Lin actually considered them?

  • zxcvb

    NOP was not a major contender for Lin. Wouldn’t expect them to spend much.

    Lin only wanted STARTING PG jobs. Not backup or 6th man. Brooklyn was always the choice. Only Philly or Chicago could match or go higher since they also need starting PGs.

  • Click Click

    Oh they got something… Solomon Hill.

  • freemind

    i have a feeling Lin agent never gave coffee $$ to the media LOL

  • Ben Johnson

    Looks like he could have started in Chicago also…not sure if Philly would have ponied up the cash

  • Jamie

    They have Wayne Ellington…if you remember

  • Joe what do you know

    Well boo hoo that’s awesome! Lol

  • CJSHYY
  • zxcvb

    Philly paid 9M for Bayless, so I suspect they offered same or even a little more.

    But Lin trusts Atkinson as he should. As long as $$$ is similar, go with the best coach/GM.

  • Click Click

    If by awesome you mean the worst and most ridiculous contract so far in this season of bad and crazy contracts, then I agree.

  • JoeTeam

    Batum, Turner deal, ridiculous!

    Lin deal – smart … he proves Lin-ball, he’s starting max on a team that wants to win. We all know short of injury, knock on wood, Lin will prove Lin-Ball once again.

    Look for BKN going deep in playoffs!

  • Click Click

    Shopping for more…

    Guess everybody thinks they can get stupid money now.

  • Jamie

    ugh Dudley such a mediocre player but he can contribute if used properly

  • John Focker

    How did you miss the sarcasm? LOL

  • JoeTeam

    you might be right. I’m so glad not to own HOU, LAL, CHA. I sort of wanted a NYK one for the Linsanity streak, … can you still get one that is from the NBA store or is it collectors by now?

  • blueCypher

    Who are the top FA left ? excluding Lebron and KD

  • Click Click

    I didn’t miss it.

  • Joe what do you know

    Didn’t realise my sarcasm was so subtle… But yes who is Solomon Hill anyway…

  • JoeTeam

    I forgot, did they even make a GSW one? That would be cool to have all his shirts if he goes HOF one year.

  • Jamie

    Bazemore
    Harrison Barnes
    Horford
    Ryan Anderson

  • JoeTeam

    Crawford, he he Rondo …

  • Ttt

    Ellington opted out of his net contract!

  • Click Click

    They’ll always be hatin’ on Lin. He’ll have to get all-star MVP, Finals MVP, and 3 rings before they stop slandering him and looking down on him.

  • JoeTeam

    Ah yes, HB and KB …

  • Ben Johnson

    http://hoopshype.com/2016/06/29/nba-free-agency-2016-the-top-players/

    Looks like everyone is accounted for until we get to Horford

  • zxcvb

    BTW, Dudley on Lin’s flagrant foul video:

    “I said ‘it couldn’t be’, but after watching this 6-minute YouTube clip, I was shocked. All of them were flagrant. Some could have been flagrant 2s. . . Star players were involved in hitting him so obviously they get the benefit of the doubt.”

  • Click Click

    Durant! Brooklyn lands KD! JK

  • blueCypher

    Have a feeling Harrison Barnes will get offer from Nets. Bazemore and Ryan Anderson too

  • I am The Jason

    Houston Rockets could have had a dynasty but Harden, Morey, and McHale screwed it up. They lost Lin, Parson, and Howard. Their 2013 roster could be champions right now if it wasn’t for egos. Now Harden is all alone and the other 3 have moved on to greener pastures.

  • JoeTeam
  • Rick James

    khuang thinks racism in the nba is over because of this signing. I skipped over most of his posts after that. Lets be honest, if mozgov is getting $64M/4rs then lin should get at least 48/3. Did you think batum was better than lin the past season? If you didnt, then why would you accept him getting 120/5 and lin getting only 36/3? Chandler Parsons getting a max contract?? If you told me 3 years ago, a rookie in parsons would be getting a 95million/4 year contract, I would have laughed till I fainted. But some how the dream becomes reality…except for lin that is.

    For these reasons, I hope Lin and the nets really do well next season, to prove the haters wrong.

  • Ben Johnson

    I dont want Barnes anymore…give me Bazemore, Crabbe, or Deng

  • Joe what do you know

    Add Parsons to that ridiculously long list of ridiculous contracts…

    I really don’t understand the economy of NBA

  • Jamie

    As they should, the nets really need to sign at least one of these guys
    they will have a shot at making the playoffs!

  • sport

    Pretty sure they are still available last time I checked the NBA store online.

  • JoeTeam

    That’d be cool …

  • blueCypher

    Hope KD stays with OKC . They should have closed out warriors in the playoffs. Him joining the warriors = game over.

  • JoeTeam

    Barnes played great D in playoffs, didn’t scrore well except for I think one game.

  • Jamie

    Yes! sign him! I love dudley now he also dissed kobe earlier in the year

  • sport

    They never had a dynasty with Harden leading the team. Lin, Parsons, and Howard maybe but Parsons was always about himself on the court during his contract year. Howard is another selfish player insisting on post up moves but he’s not fast like Hakeem while, unwilling to play PnR when he can be unstoppable at it.

  • Jamie

    ugh

  • blueCypher

    The Nets still have ton of cap space and they need to spend it haha. They will overpay

  • Ben Johnson

    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2531210/allen-crabbe

    Crabbe had a great series against the Warriors…and shoots almost 40% from 3

  • JoeTeam

    it’s probably some in-club vs not in. JLin is building to peak in 2-4 yrs. If he does, then he’ll have 4-6 great years at max (my hope). Then Championships and HOF. That’s preeeetty preeety good.

  • Jamie

    hes a solid and consistent 13ppg on effincient shooting with good defence kind of guy
    not flashy but he can be of a lot of help

  • JoeTeam

    = game over meaning GSW wins a few championships and no JLin championship? For me game over = Lebron train stops.

  • Joe what do you know

    That’s what Harden wants… No one to say anything in practice or on court when he spent too much of his mojo at strip clubs or the Kardashian house…

  • JoeTeam

    I wouldn’t put parsons in that post. JMHO.

  • John Focker

    Parsons doubles as male model… *sigh*

  • blueCypher

    game over as in warriors will hae like 4 top15 guys on the same team. they would be highly highly favoured to win it all

  • John Focker

    Parsons minus ego was actually serviceable.

  • blueCypher

    and 2 top4 guys, curry durrant.

  • 1mtoldman

    kilpatrick is interesting, the description below of lopez + scraps….perhaps bogdanovic (sp) is essentially correct (the nets have no money tied up in anyone except lopez and lin)–that just means they have lots of maneuvering room and lots of money.

    almost anyone of the 100 or so free agents still out there would be an upgrade on current roster which will probably be further gutted. (some posters here previous to fa projected rhj (ronade hollis-jefferson, i didn’t know who he was either) a rookie last year who didn’t do much as a starter… but

    kilpatrick’s actually scoring ave with the nets was 13.8 (once he got some minutes after a few games with denver where he did not.)

    off the bench.

    in less than 25 minutes.

    and his shooting was very good; over 50% on two’s and above average on 3’s.

    bogdanovic isn’t even the best bogdanovic around (the one i think the suns still have rights to is better).

    looking at the existing nets roster, yes after lin/lopez kilpatrick would be the guy id be looking at to keep.

  • Rick James

    no…people think parsons is a great player because of his max contract. He is a good player, but not worth anywhere near what he is getting.

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t like Wojnarowski he always low on Lin. smh! If not for his infor I will not read any of his tweets or articles.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s for sure.

  • zxcvb

    Yep, but no use talking about that cesspool of a franchise. Unless it’s to laugh, which we will all next season.

    For now, it’s celebration time with BrookLin!!!

  • Jamie

    and Pau gasol

  • JoeTeam

    I’m going to really enjoy our starting PG playing his role finally, going against a higher paid Jordan Clarkson this coming season. Bring it on!

  • I am The Jason

    Just Jordan Clarkson???????

  • John Focker

    Clarkson’s first two years are actually ~5M each, poison pill years three and four.

  • JoeTeam

    because of JLin. His shot had too flat an arc, and his handles are like he’s ice-skating (fragile handles).

  • JoeTeam

    that’s attribution power for you … good looks, athletic, you know, tall …

  • sport

    KD is competitive so I doubt he would join GSW. As a star you want to beat the best not “join” the best. Though it’s a nice idea to dream about since adding KD would make GSW pretty much unstoppable and Championship favorites for 3-4 years depending on how long his contract is.

  • zxcvb

    JC probably comes off the bench. Lin has already roasted All-Stars and MVPs, even as a backup. JC is irrelevant, but good for a punching bag. I want to see a Lin-led team against GSW.

  • 1mtoldman

    or as some wag on line suggested: he’s a model who happens to play a little basketball.

  • JoeTeam

    ah, cool.

    Then I’ll restate – I can’t wait for our starting PG to go against LeBron !!! Finally, a team that will give JLin support into battle. He’s got better than 2:1 odds to win every key game he needs, given how undermined he’s been the past 4 yrs.

  • JoeTeam

    you’re right!

  • JoeTeam

    or just a posterize.

  • JoeTeam

    well, he ain’t going to get a ring with Westbrook, that’s my call.

  • zxcvb

    Pulverize.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    They definitely made a GSW Lin jersey. Lin was there primarily as a marketing and PR ploy.

  • Whitman Lam

    Like the Anna Kournikova or Danica Patrick of the NBA.

  • JoeTeam

    And last year, in the early season, GSW beat BKN in OT so this year should be quite a game indeed.

  • Rick James

    he praised lin, believed in him, gave him minutes, trusted him with starting unit, trusted him in the playoffs and now Lin is getting PAID like a BOSS and is a STARTER!! Say what you want, but I will always be grateful to the hornets and clifford for what they have done for Lin

  • sport

    Doesn’t mean he can’t try to convince OKC to a get legit PG and move Westbrook to SG. Not sure why he didn’t do that long time ago. OKC can be championship team if they made the correct adjustments.

  • Whitman Lam

    New Orleans still sucks, Bulls tried to keep his contract under 3 years so they can chase other PG’s later.

  • Ben Johnson

    DRose/Wade/Melo….HAHAHAHA, biggest diva team of all time!

  • JoeTeam

    they need recoaching because under pressure, the 2 of them take over and then they lose.

  • Jamie

    I dont think LeBron will win another one
    this year was an anomaly they cant repeat the same next year

  • JoeTeam

    Maybe … I just think KSmart wasn’t so smart about the potential he had on his D-bus.

  • sport

    JLin being limited in his role led the Hornets to beat Cavs and Warriors (minus Bogut) so it will be fun to see how he does finally leading his own team!

  • JoeTeam

    I see what you did there … CHA >>> CLE minus Bogut. Great post!

  • Whitman Lam

    Bennett can’t shoot at all.

  • KHuang

    Beat Clarkson YET AGAIN?

    fine, I’ll take it.

  • JoeTeam

    This year was a weird end to a great GSW season. I’m sure they learned more and will come back with another chip, this time to win the end-game. The only thing that would rock it would be KD. Low chance, I know.

  • zxcvb

    Leverage to sign max with Miami.

  • KHuang

    Lost Asik too

  • CJSHYY
  • uwman

    first time reacting today..why such low number? to me it doesn’t make much sense to me

  • Chris B.

    That will be the biggest FAILED in history. I remembered when Lakers got Payton, Malone, Shaq, Kobe, Grant and Fisher. They choked big time. Sometimes too many cooks in a kitchen is not a good thing.

  • sport

    Chicago’s culture and FO does not make them a good choice. The team already needs to go into rebuilding and taking over after a beloved MVP, DRose is not going to go well. Imagine all the racist remarks. NY and Nets was always the no.1 choice.

  • Joe what do you know

    Hmmm interesting… All vets, all downhilling… If they can’t pull it off this season or the next, it’ll be a sad story to leave behind for many years to come. I doubt Wade would be willing to put himself in that situation…

  • I am The Jason

    Its official. Mike Conley has the richest contract in NBA history. This is why I wanted Lin to be a starter. Franchise players receive 9 figure salaries
    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/749012488746700800

  • Rick James

    building chemistry and character through defeat is a big part of team building. Had the rockets kept lin/parsons in 2014, who knows how well the rockets would have done in the playoffs? Maybe they actually BEAT the warriors, or at least push them to game 7?? Instead, the rockets lost to portland trailblazers in round 1 and morey shipped off almost the entire farm. He didn’t recognize that the current situation was just a minor speed bump in the long run. Morey is not patient, and has no vision, thats why he relies on statistics so much. Its too bad, statistics are just a giant lie anyway.

  • sport

    KD taking over is a good thing because he makes clutch shots, Westbrook is just a train wreck.

  • sws94

    So Lin’s choice was Pelicans. Weird, i wanted Lin on the Pelicans but they weren’t being realistic in terms of paying him. oh well. Bklyn will have to work out as things have a way of doing so with Lin.

  • KHuang

    It’s a FAIR contract.

    Nothing to freak out about here.

  • zxcvb

    1. “Asian discount.”
    2. He was a backup last few seasons. Doesn’t get to pad his stats.
    3. Marks isn’t going to overpay like other rash GMs.
    4. Lin isn’t greedy. Wants coach who supports him and competitive offer.
    5. Salary “fair” compared to guys that most teams see as good as Lin (Delly got 9.5M, Bayless got 9M).
    6. Lin got a trade kicker, bonus incentives and 3rd year option to get a MAX contract if he plays as he should.

  • Joe what do you know

    Good gracious!! Dwight is gonna cough up blood…

  • sws94

    What position was NO offering Lin?

  • JoeTeam

    all because he wore a face-mask. Count of Monte Cristo for JLin!!!

  • JoeTeam

    2 yr out is aok by me. Lin is going max in next K.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree Lin has to be a starter bc no matter how good you are if you are a bench or 6th man they don’t pay you high salary. You will always label as role player only.

  • sws94

    Not according to that tweet. Anyway, you have Lin on the Nets. You’ve been repeating it over and over, now you have it.

  • KHuang

    That’s not how I remember it.

    That team dominated the regular season and would have won the title against the Pistons had Karl Malone not gone down with a knee injury.

    The Knicks are more like the recent Brooklyn Nets that got Pierce, Garnett, Johnson, and Williams only to see them all fall apart physically and take valuable draft picks with them.

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, that’s why I want KO away from RW, so I can enjoy his game.

  • Chris B.

    I was just talking about the finals.

  • Rick James

    no, parsons is just a dirt bag who is highly opportunistic. He takes advantage of every person he meets to go higher, sort of like a ladder. His “friendship” with lin, then harden, then dwight howard, then deandre jordan were all for his selfish reasons. He uses people, manipulates them for his own agenda. I can’t believe were at the point that parsons is actually a max contract player. Well whatever, nba is a whacky place and I can’t blame a man for playing the system so well. Props to him.

  • zxcvb

    Well NOW he is a starter. And he can opt out after Year 2 and get a legit MAX contract.

  • uwman

    did anyone read the Jared Jack tweet? that guy is a buffoon. what a low class tweet. nobody believes that was for something else when he tweeted 20 min after they announced Lin signed.
    of course Jack knew all the “brothers” got his back.
    i couldn’t even read the tweets. all the Lin haters defending Jack. “Jack is better than Lin” crap.

  • JoeTeam

    Hey all, Nathan Adrian … half Chinese. Let’s root him in the Olys instead of Clarkson for LAL.

  • sport

    You kidding me right?! Lin < Conley yet he only got 30+ Mil for 3 years!

  • Click Click

    Um, after reading about Dudley, I don’t think Nets should be going after him. He constantly trashed the Nets and is now using them as leverage for more money to play elsewhere…

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4qum1e/king_so_gambo987_says_dudley_has_been_offered_2/

    Marks really needs to go hard after Marvin Williams before Hornets or Rockets seal the deal.

  • JoeTeam

    no, that lol was 8 hrs before the JLin K. Read his tweet stream. Let’s not create a false narrative on Jarret Jack. He’s ok by me, though I like Toney D more.

  • JoeTeam

    ding!

  • LinMadd

    Well time for Lin to prove they made a mistake by going 18/7

  • JoeTeam

    yep, you called his behavior, that’s right. Taking advantage of his looks, … people do that all the time. to buddy up and get what they want.

  • sport

    If Lin bring Nets to finals you bet he’s going to get paid after 2 years!

  • KHuang

    He cannot help the Nets due to his lack of explosiveness.

    The Nets need a dynamic perimeter player, one who actually has to be guarded and can play serious defense.

    My guy: Jeremy Lamb of the Hornets, if he can be traded for or claimed off the waiver wire.

  • sport

    RW hogging the ball playing like he’s 1st option when he should be 2nd.

  • zxcvb
  • DrewBear2

    Lamb had focus or effort problems, which is why he didn’t play much despite his contract extension.

  • Rick James

    indeed…but I would think the nba would judge someone more on their skill at least a LITTLE before handing out a max contract. Parsons has proven me wrong.

  • sws94

    Under promise, over deliver. Talk small, act big.

    Nets, get some players please.

  • DrewBear2

    So did he even show up for the workout?

  • zxcvb

    BTW, Greg Smith got waived by the T-Wolves. I’d pick him up for vet min. He and Lin had great PnR chemistry in HOU. Smith couldn’t stay on the floor because he was always fouling on defense, but man could he catch and finish!

  • JoeTeam

    how many hot looking people do we see everyday in overpaid positions? It’s a human thing, to give more positive attribution to the in crowd, the good looking people, and the younger people. Can’t fight it, it’s human.

  • sws94

    Absolutely. A Lin type of player for sure.

  • Joe what do you know

    I second that. Hope he has improved on his foul tendency…

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think it even happened. Lin story broke at like 7-8am PST.

  • Rick James

    you keep mentioning his looks…i hope your a female and not a dude. I do agree with you though, I thought batum was a really good looking guy and he got paid max Lebron James is also really good looking. Kevin Durant is ugly though and hes getting mega max.

  • JoeTeam

    He can catch, but he’s limited. Look how Fez, who’s better that Greg I think, didn’t contribute. This last playoffs taught me a lesson – for a guy like JLin, you have to plan for playoff performance because he’ll do fine in reg season. For JLin and us, Finals or bust!

  • David Kim

    According to NBC Sports, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Warriors coach Steve Kerr took part in the meeting with Durant at the Hamptons on Long Island.

  • Rick James

    welcome back…what are your thoughts on lin going to the nets?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I never heard of a player having to do a work-out before signing him during free agency.

    I think Brooklyn probably did that to pressure Lin into thinking they would sign Jennings if he doesn’t sight the $1M contract.

  • Click Click

    Just because Nets signed Lin doesn’t mean they wouldn’t sign you.

    So many guys with attitudes and huge egos, it’s insane. Wasn’t it yesterday that he said he thought he should’ve been ranked in the top 3 PGs available? Basically saying he was better than Lin.

    Dude’s super jealous. Good thing he doesn’t want to go to Brooklyn. Another low character, huge ego guy off the list.

  • uwman

    reading some stuff on the Lin deal. it seems like Lin gambled on himself and looking at how much more he could earn after 2 years. but that’s putting some pressure to perform at a high level.
    i guess i can look at it as Lin is confident in his abilities and knows he can excel in many aspects of the game.

    if he plays the way he is capable of given FAIR OPPORTUNITIES and given a decent roster utilizing his abilities as a PG then Lin could at the age of 30 can get one last mega deal to finish out his career.

    at first i did not like this deal but the more i think about it maybe it can benefit him in the future when the cap goes up again.

    at his age this is Lin’s FINAL CHANCE to get that max deal and show what is can do.

    on the real negative side…Nets roster is a complete mess…definitely worse than Charlotte’s roster from last year. Lin won’t be going to the playoffs anytime soon. and that is a shame. UNLESS NETS PULL OFF SOME MIRACULOUS FA SIGNINGS IN THE NEXT COUPLE YEARS!

  • DrewBear2

    He’s young. What injury issues did he have?

  • Rick James

    I would love for nets to pick up troy daniels if possible.

  • zxcvb

    Some minor knee and toe stuff, I guess? Don’t think it’s serious. Not saying he should start or anything, but 15mpg off the bench could be nice. Ferocious finisher.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpwb_96cLQk

  • Jamie

    LOL bye brandon

  • Jamie

    hes actullay not a very efficient scorer

  • Click Click

    You’re talking about the NBA here, where they still to this day don’t respect Lin. NBA is all about image and perceptions. Teams would rather chase after a greedy pretty boy who has been injured the past 2 years rather than going after Lin without lowballing him.

  • uwman

    but the question is who? Nets need A TON of help.

  • DrewBear2

    They’ve got $40M to spend in the next week or two of this free agency.

  • I am The Jason

    If this is his attitude, then Brooklyn did the right thing by not signing him. They are looking at skills and character and Jennings seems to lack the latter.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick James

    this is why I wanted lin to go to 76ers because they had the talent already, locked and loaded.

  • uwman

    lol the Asian discount ..of course can’t forget that. Lin is generous man. there is no one like Lin in the league today.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m a guy, and yes this is just about those good looking tall guys who aren’t good at what they do getting ahead. I get the looks thing, though. Psych studies who good looking people get major breaks in life. Studies also show that a taller male gets higher up in compensation or power in an organization.

    Also, did you know that studies have shown that people with symmetrical faces (you can mirror one side with other) are considered good looking by all cultures? They think it’s because in bio, that signals a healthy person for reproduction, so it’s programmed in our DNA to like people who look good on that basis (studies have shown). Sorry no link, just search around.

    Anyway, so people with bells palsy, strokes, or car accidents that make part of the face sag are seen as ugly or dumber … I’ve talked to many people who have suffered age-related face sagging, and they are perceived as dumber or less interesting.

    So ya, I get that Parson’s has been the model who plays bball. I think he’s overrated, esp, by fans who don’t understand the sport as much.

  • sws94

    The same as before. I think the team needs help overall. Lin with Atkinson is exciting, I like Marks, I’m not sure of the owner. I want to see wins, and that’s a concern and I want to see Lin in the playoffs. If the team gets close, ok. But I hope so. I’m not a fan of the Nets but I am of Lin so I’m just hoping Marks can get some more because, IMO, not enough there now.

    As far as Atkinson’s coaching style and system go, we’ll see. But he needs players to work with beyond Lin who will add some excitement to Brooklyn for sure.

  • zxcvb

    Possibly. Or just a necessary Plan B/C/D. Every GM has to prepare.

    Also, they were interested in Jamal Crawford and Jennings is basically a young Crawford. Jennings may have wanted to start for them, but not be the 6th man behind the Asian guy.

  • Alaingrvis

    bulls didn’t want lin long term. only a few years

  • Click Click

    Bulls are desperate. Their organization is also a mess. They might sign him to a short-term, high value deal.

  • DrewBear2

    Spurs and Pop have serious competition.

  • uwman

    did Lin even consider the Sixers? was there some rumors of how much they were going to offer Lin?
    i agree Sixers do have more talent.

    but how would he fit with Simmons? Simmons would have the ball in his hands most of the time even as a rookie.

  • Alaingrvis
  • zxcvb

    It would be funny if his Tweet made them cancel.
    “We’d like to offer you a 6th man role for 10M…wait…nevermind.”

  • Rick James

    true..but they have $40M+ in cap space…I will be pissed if they don’t at least sign one or two really good players on the market. Doesn’t need to be megastars, but some under rated players are fine, Lin can make do. Hopefully a SF with some playmaking ability.

  • LinMadd

    7. Pelicans thought Lin was no more than $10 million/year.

  • zxcvb

    Lin didn’t want them…Butler is a ball-dominant SG. And Hoiberg is no Atkinson!

    Lin can only trust 2 coaches, MDA and Atkinson. And even MDA lacks full power thanks to Harden.

  • Click Click

    Yup, here was his tweet yesterday:

    I think I’m top 3 in this. But I was hurt so I understand

    https://twitter.com/thinkiminthe90s/status/748681883567976448

  • Jamie

    what was the contract?

  • Jamie

    after losing all those players, they arent much better than the Nets now lol

  • zxcvb

    Chicago is a mess. Anywhere Lin could start should have been considered, but thank god it all worked out and Lin is playing for Atkinson in Brooklyn. It’s like Linsanity w/o Melo and Dolan.

  • sws94

    That’s the bright side and that’s where Marks can work his magic. As you said, don’t have to be megastars. And yes, I hope there’s another facilitator that can help Lin out from time to time. Not to compete with him, or take stats from him, but to give defenses someone else to half to cover so they won’t all swarm on to Lin.

  • Jamie

    Rose-Wade-Melo-Porzingz-Noah
    what is this 2009?
    I feel bad for Porzingz who will have to put up with a bunch of seniors who have only their egos left ffrom their primes

  • CJSHYY

    Only 2 years.

  • Click Click

    He tweets A LOT. These celebrities and sports stars really need to get off social media and stop talking all this stupid stuff, especially when they’re the egotistical and jealous type. Just gonna make yourself look bad in front of the world and get you in trouble.

  • DrewBear2

    If Lin’s contract is any indication, maybe they’re looking for 3 to 5 high character players hungry to prove themselves.

  • Click Click

    Exactly. Nobody wants to be backing up the Harvard nerdy Asian dude. Especially not a thug lyfe gangsta wannabe like Jennings.

  • Jamie

    yah I’m really liking this now
    but the nets need to make a few more signings

  • I am The Jason

    Conley joined an exclusive club today. He is the 3rd player to make $30 million in a season. Before him was Kobe and Jordan.

  • Chris B.

    Most experts thought the Hornets rosters were trash too when the season started. Some predicted Hornets would only win 30 games. I will take Lopez over any of the bigs the Hornets have. RHJ is one of the up and coming wing defender. Bojan can be decent as well as Kilpatrick. With $40 mil, they can get 2 more close to max players or a bunch of decent one. I am not too worry.

  • DrewBear2

    Overpaid doesn’t mean he still won’t be “underrated” (meaning not picked as an All-Star).

  • sws94

    It’s a big improvement. Knicks can make the playoffs now.

  • Click Click

    Right, but they don’t have a coach Lin trusts, likes, and will know for sure will give him a legit shot at proving himself to be a starter, as well as have a system designed to suit Lin’s strengths. The choice to go to Brooklyn is mainly because Atkinson is their new head coach.

    Also, NYC / Brooklyn > Philly. Especially if you’re an Asian.

  • uwman

    dwight to the hawks? lol he is so overrated. but actually got much less than i thought he would.

    what do the Rockets have now? they lost parsons,howard..who else? i hope that franchise goes down the tank.

    one player should stay in Houston forever..that is the ugly bearded man. let him suffer and the organization suffer. i hope everyone gets fired and the franchise relocates somewhere else. hahaha

  • heart

    Wonder how and why Dan Fegan was still able to help land CParson a max deal, but couldn’t help DHoward to exit from Rox. This article tells us little bit about Dan Fegan, Sports agent. http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/3/18/11261678/dwight-howard-new-agent-shaquille-oneal

  • sws94

    His salary is outrageous. I like Conley and good for him, but that salary is stupid money.

  • sws94

    Good thing. Something feels dysfunctional about them.

  • Chris B.

    Only if they can avoid injuries and stay on the floor enough together.

  • sws94

    Agree.

  • CJSHYY

    If this really happens Porzingz will not get the chance to touch the ball that much bc it’s Rose’s contract year he sure wants to get good stats, Melo & Wade sure can’t take less than 15 shots so the rest just stand in there & watch the game. LOL!

  • DrewBear2

    I think that was after MKG got hurt. I don’t remember what the predictions were right after free agency.

  • Jamie

    Lol thats a big maybe
    I feel like they are gonna be really bad
    seems like a lot of problems
    LIke the pistons used to be
    good on paper but played so trash together

  • Jamie

    Noah is gonna explode in the post game interviews

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way. Bc there’s only one ball… who’s going to get the ball? LOL!

  • DrewBear2

    Something to do with GarPax (GM and Pres)?

  • Chris B.

    I don’t think they ever disclosed that information, just that Bulls didn’t want long term commitment.

  • Steppen03

    FIRST and foremost, it’s NOT about the contract/deal. It’s about Respect. JL7 will continue to prove. He’s been beting on himself since the beginning of time. And why not now ? Teams are not looking at him as an All-Stars … He hasn’t started on a team as a leader … yet.

  • uwman

    was there any other team in the mix other than the Nets? i heard about the Pelicans but did not hear anything about the Bulls.
    i’m wondering how many teams were actually really interested in Lin as a starter.

  • Click Click

    They’re making a full-court press to form a super team. This isn’t good for the game of basketball.

  • sws94

    System we don’t know yet. We’ll have a better idea in preseason.

  • DrewBear2

    If he doesn’t make the All-Star team soon, he’ll be hearing “overrated” a lot.

  • Jamie

    Who do you think the Nets should sign so they can make the playoffs next season?
    I’d like some Bazemore/Barnes or gasol

  • CJSHYY

    Bulls GM said their target is 2017 & 2018 FA. So right now it’s short team deal. Maybe 2nd year it’s team option??? Not good for Lin.

  • Chris B.

    Yes, even the Hornets were screaming the sky is falling. I remember hearing one of the their podcast. MKG wasn’t much of an impact, yet they won. It just show you that with just a few pieces in place, Nets can show great improvement too. Not saying they will make the playoff, but it wouldn’t be shocking to me if they do.

  • I am The Jason

    Most if not all analyst said the Hornets would not make the playoffs even before MKG got hurt. Of course they were proven wrong.

  • Steppen03

    No, I remembered it clearly. They said the Hornets will be bottom feeders, like #11-12 in EC. So, they are clueless.

  • Click Click

    Everyone predicted Hornets to go nowhere last season, pegging them as the 12th or 13th seed, even with all of the talent they had.

    Look what happened. Lin elevated all of their games, dug them out of multiple holes, carried the Hornets on his back against top-tier teams, beating LeBron and the champion Cavs for the first time ever, coming back from from 23 down in the first to beat the Spurs off the bench, getting them their first playoff wins in 14 years after the starters put them down 0-2 against the Heat.

    Nets are just missing a few quality pieces and I guarantee Lin can take this team into the playoffs and maybe even into the ECF, depending on who they acquire now. I just hope Marks goes after the high character, hard working, win-first guys he’s been saying he will. He better move fast because the good players are all getting snatched up and so far, Nets have only landed Lin.

  • John Focker

    Hence serviceable, not great.

  • DrewBear2

    Don’t think Nets want to spend that much on one player. They have many holes to fill.

  • Click Click

    This is why I always use this image to prove the fact that Lin elevates any teammate he plays with:

    http://i.imgur.com/yBFJsBP.png

    I mean, how do you even get onto that list at #10 with only Marv and no-name bench players? Then Lin shows up again at #4 with the Hornets starters. Lin doesn’t need all-stars to win games. Just give him good players who want to win more than pad their stats and he’ll make it work.

  • Whitman Lam

    Bulls wanted a contract less than 3 years. Maybe a 1 year with an option for 2nd year. This way they can “Have more cap flexibility for a rebuild”.

  • Steppen03

    Automatic playoff for The Nets with JL7 on board. Big Question for me: Will they get past 1st round ?? With 2 more quality players – they can …

  • LinMadd
  • Whitman Lam

    The thing is, signing a Dan Fegan client, means having more access to other Fegan clients who are superstars.

  • David Kim
  • zxcvb

    Fields is playing for GSW’s summer league team. Trying to make a comeback…I’ll be sending good vibes his way!

  • sws94

    Barnes, no way. Bazemore, depends on price.

  • Whitman Lam

    So out of those 3 teams: Nets, Bulls, Pelicans …. Lin picked the best situation. Chicago wanted a short term contract so they can get rid of him quickly to make cap space. New Orleans wanted to sign Lin only as a backup to Jrue Holiday.

  • sws94

    Well, I don’t agree with the premise. But if you’re right and I’m wrong, it would be very impressive for the Nets to play in the first round. I think Lin is a huge piece for the playoff possibilities, but I don’t see it until they add someone else significant and hopefully 2 others.

  • zxcvb

    We don’t know those are the “3 teams.” Only Nets is confirmed.

  • sws94

    I agree, Durant to Warriors turns me off.

  • Click Click

    ROFL this is awesome. Lin doing some public recruitment. HAHA

  • Jamie

    they should get at least one of them

  • Sinners_Gospel

    Center Justin Hamilton to nets for 6mil/2yr contract

  • Jamie

    Barnes is actually really good

  • Whitman Lam

    It was all over Twitter.

  • Click Click

    To be fair, KD to Spurs would be the same thing. In fact, it might actually be worse for basketball because they’ll dominate everyone, including GSW. Well… they’d have to find a solution at PG and somehow fit LMA and Kawhi with KD on the same court lol.

  • David Kim
  • Whitman Lam

    Who ??? Nets should go after Andrew Nicholson from Magic or Meyers Leonard from Blazers.

  • zxcvb

    Ah. I didn’t see that. Definitely the right move by a light year!

  • David Kim
  • Singapore BB Fan

    Is he good?

  • zxcvb

    I like it! Totally under the radar 7-footer.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6590/justin-hamilton

    In 25mpg in 17 games with Minny, he put up 9.5p/5.1r/1.5b/1.1s with 51% FG and 82.5% FT(!).

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    If Jennings truly feel like he’s better than Lin, he’d come back up Lin and prove he’s better than Lin in his bench minutes.

    I could also see the 2 play together in a 2 PG line up.

    Although I don’t think he’d be a good idea to bring Jenning to the Nets because he’d probably hate on Lin for starting ahead of him and you probably want to avoid that type of atmosphere in the club house.

  • Ben Johnson

    He’s honestly around 10x better than he was during Linsanity

  • Click Click

    Knicks are just leverage for Wade. He’s not leaving Miami. He’s just pissed that they keep wanting him to take paycuts. Dude wants to get paid in a year where everybody not under contract is getting paid.

  • DrewBear2

    I wouldn’t be shocked either, but it’s going to take a some career-best performances from a few players. It could happen, but let’s not understate the challenge in front of them.

  • psalm234

    He can shoot 3P too 32.5 3FG% … very interesting
    Could be underrated nice backup 7-footer Center

  • Jamie

    not bad for a back up centre

  • Click Click

    I honestly don’t think he even cares. He’s sitting pretty and filthy rich right now. Dude played the Mavs like a fiddle. In fact, most of the players who have agreed to terms have played the free agency game beautifully… except Lin.

  • psalm234

    Check out Justin Hamilton highlights.
    Some post-moves, nice kickout passes, 3pt shot. Not sure about defense
    https://twitter.com/HenrySanchez/status/749037984008249344

  • Ben Johnson

    He played in Europe last year in the top spanish league, not sure why but he was one of the best players in that league

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The Nets needs one more scorer…Ryan Anderson would be the guy I’d advocate for because they needs another guy that can score 15ppg.

    I don’t think Lopez and Lin is enough…I’m penciling Brook at 20ppg and Lin at somewhere between 15ppg to 18ppg..I’m hoping for the latter, of course OR even more.

    But they need a third scorer…Anderson averaged 17ppg last year, but more importantly, shot about 37%..That’s a huge deal for a 6’10 PF…

    The only drawback with Anderson is he’s had injury issue, just like Parson, but he’s played a bit more than Parson over the past 3 years.

    I’d still offer him$15M, although I suspect he will get more, considering the stretch 4 guy is a very valuable spot.

  • Ben Johnson

    Oh, he’s really quick on the roll!!! Not a bad pick up

  • Click Click

    Nets were the best situation by far and Lin’s first and only choice. Lin would only take another team’s offer if they were a championship contender. Bulls and Pelicans stood no chance, especially with their short-term lowball offers.

    Lin could’ve held out though. Conley is off the table, so if Lin would’ve waited until tomorrow to make his decision, I guarantee he could’ve had more calls and offers. Nets might have also caved and given Lin at least $16M. Who knows, what’s done is done. I’m just happy Lin is on the Nets now.

  • Ben Johnson

    NM

  • Ben Johnson

    Oh, he’s really quick on the roll!!! Not a bad pick up

  • zxcvb

    Lin can easily average 20+ppg if needed. Not worried. Guys will have career years with Lin like they did with the Knicks. Novak and Tyson never looked better than they did with Lin. Jeffries looked useful. Field w/ bum elbow still played well.

  • CJSHYY

    Like DM?

  • CJSHYY
  • Win

    It seems like Nets have been making nothing but wise moves so far. 🙂

  • Ben Johnson

    Sign that damn deal with the NETS!!!!

  • Jamie

    I think they neeed a 4 who can play defense
    Marvin WIlliams is better and he can shoot well too
    I’d spend 15-18m on him

  • Ben Johnson

    Hamilton shot 44% from 3 last year too in the Spanish league and made all-league 1st team…Kid may be a good bench player

  • Click Click

    Wow, those are damn good stats for a backup Center. Wonder why nobody in the NBA signed him up last year.

  • Jamie

    he’s the next Joe Johnson
    Riduclous contract, most paid in the league but not that good

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, it’s weird, I think the Suns were about to sign him

  • zxcvb

    Lin is going to get this guy PAID.

  • zxcvb

    Playing for a terrible, small-market team in Minny and only 17-game sample with legit minutes.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    32% is average in general, but for a center, that’s good…Does he take enough of them tho?

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s good to get him.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Look at MW, Lee, & Batum.

  • psalm234

    If he can anchor 2nd unit defense and provide some offense, it will only help to reach the PLAYOFF! 🙂
    I like this move by Sean Marks..

    Backup Center in MIA in 2013-15 so he’s quite decent

  • Ben Johnson

    looks like he improved his shot last year in the Spanish League…maybe he could shoot around 35% from the NBA 3pt line this time around

  • pero_square

    No doubt.

    Fixed a lot of his weaknesses(dribbles/handle, double team situation, going left, mid range jumper, defense). Now if he can shoot consistently he will be golden. I think that’s mostly a rotation thing since Lin is such a rhythmic player but once he gets going he’s more often then not clutch. Mr. 4th quarter.

  • psalm234

    not sure.. it depends how Kenny Atkinson system will do.
    Certainly a decent 3p shooter for a center

  • Ben Johnson

    yeah, his numbers in Minny we’re pretty good for a backup…NBA is a lot about perception, if you’re a second rounder and aren’t setting the world on fire, they’ll just toss you aside and draft your replacement

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Anderson is a more versatile and explosive scorer but I’d take Marvin if they can’t get Anderson.

  • Click Click

    He’s learned so much since Linsanity. Through all of the adversity, Lin has learned how to become a spot up shooter, playing off the ball, shooting guard / combo guard, improve his handling and defense tremendously, drive to both sides, coming off the bench and be a starter, emerge as one of the best blockers in the league for his position and size… ever. He also got much stronger and bigger and can defend elite SGs when forced to.

    A lot of people might not be religious or Christians, but trust Lin when he says that God has a plan for him. He’s now going to be a battle-tested gritty 7-year vet who doesn’t have nearly as much mileage and injuries as other 6+ year players simply because he’s only started for an entire season 1 year. Now it’s time for him to take his game to the next level and prove once and for all, he’s one of the top starting PGs in this league.

  • Ben Johnson

    My preference is Horford-Anderson-Marvin in that order…if they can’t get any of those guys, maybe go for Nicholson or JLin’s buddy David Lee

  • Click Click

    True, given how valuable bigs are in this league, you’d think some team would’ve given more chances to play more and develop him more.

  • Rick James

    i would like to say, parsons is lucky that clifford wasn’t his first coach. If he was, parsons would have been benched after a month for his awful defense

  • Ben Johnson

    Shoot, Whiteside bounced around D League teams for 5 years before the Heat took a chance on him, and the rest is history…I really question the ability of these so called NBA scouts…

  • Click Click

    ESPN sources say the Knicks have made a four-year offer to Courtney Lee, but Lee has a variety of suitors and is working through the options

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/749039864516050944

    Looks like Lee is having seconds thoughts playing for the Knicks lol.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope NYK gets Wade not Lee. LOL!

  • Lin Dunn

    Hope Lee goes to Nets/

  • sport

    Yup now that Lin has his own team and coach who trusts him it’s time to recruit his buddies! Novak and Fields would be on my list as well!

  • David Kim
  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lee probably wants to shoot too…I doubt he will be able to get off 6 shot per game while playing with Rose, Melo, Portz.

  • Lin Dunn

    Is it confirmed that Bulls, Nets and Pelicans were the 3 teams?

  • HVJoy

    Durant fans object to your erroneous description of his good looks. Lol.

  • Click Click

    He’s definitely very good. Just not as good as his contract, not even close.

  • sport

    Now leading his own team, Lin and Curry will be the only repeating players on that list.

  • CJSHYY
  • sport

    KD to GSW would be more of a super team. Spurs need to sort out their old players who are holding them back. Both teams will have their Big 3 if they sign KD and be complete.

  • sport

    lol good luck with that. Pelicans are totally wasting Anthony Davis’ talents.

  • HVJoy

    Good analogy!

  • takeme2cruz

    I call it here and now, Lin double digit assists average.

  • psalm234

    @NetsDaily
    So Twitter is telling me Nets have signed Jordan Hamilton, and have interest in Anthony Bennett, Kris Humphries. Jordan Hill & Jared Dudley
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/749048407688417281

  • Ulysses Modder

    If Fields to be OK, He could be start in almost all NBA teams.

  • Ulysses Modder

    It will be great Fields in Nets.

  • sws94

    Not for the money I was hearing he wants.

  • takeme2cruz

    The way the Nets are doing showed they are well prepared for this off season rebuilding.

  • HVJoy

    You are a tough fan! NBA cannot easily make you open your wallet. 🙂

  • Ben Johnson

    NOOO, NOT JORDAN HILL!!!

  • takeme2cruz

    They got Lin now and all pieces are starting to fall.

  • takeme2cruz

    I agree.

  • psalm234

    I get a sense they won’t overpay for FAs.

    They stick to find undervalued FAs with good potential to build a deep team

  • Peter Truong

    Yup,

  • Alaingrvis

    Its literally will be brook-Lin

  • takeme2cruz

    They won’t make the same mistake with the last GM.

  • Joe what do you know

    I thought the Hamilton in question is Justin….

  • psalm234

    Nice JLin picture in Nets uniform!
    https://twitter.com/dbearak/status/749044560517599232

  • HVJoy

    A win-win situation for both sides!

    Lin and his agent did a great job getting the 3rd year player’s option and other sweetener provisions.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wondering has Brook private calls to welcome Jeremy?

  • lleepar

    Don’t know the credibility of the source (a radio sports talk show in Phoenix), but …
    https://twitter.com/DaveKingNBA/status/749009087132688384

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    Dudley is a good guy, he agreed with Lin FF1 video.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s in China now?

  • Joe what do you know

    I kind of like the idea… A willing rebounder that doesn’t hog the ball at all…

  • takeme2cruz

    Kris got booed during Linsanity, Lin defended him. Kris commented Lin a good guy.

  • freemind

    Lin looks good in black. He needs to get a Cali tan before heading eastward

  • Elon Musk

    Can Nets sign landry field and Novak?

  • takeme2cruz

    Thanks, maybe too early.

  • psalm234

    haha.. I remember the Kim Kardashian dating Lin rumor & how Kris was married to her for 72 days 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Novak yes but Landry, they might invite him to training camp workout after seeing him in summer league.

  • bolero

    After Lin declined the Pelican they are looking now at Rondo..

    https://twitter.com/ChrisMannixYS/status/749045292058734593

  • Jamie

    Better scorer but they need defense

  • takeme2cruz

    Yep, the Kardashian destroyed their men effectively.

  • Jamie

    Is it me or does rondo only gets interest from teams Lin declined?

  • Jamie

    Bruce decided not to be one anymore LOL
    those women are toxic

  • Jamie

    No thanks

  • JoeTeam

    more … Lin > 20pts.

  • Alaingrvis

    We need a pf

  • Jamie

    David West?

  • bolero
  • zxcvb

    1) Sign the undervalued guys.
    2) Overachieve with them this season.
    3) Spend big next summer in a better FA market.

  • Whitman Lam

    He sets good screens too.

  • Alaingrvis

    please accept it lol

  • Whitman Lam

    After Parsons signing with Memphis, the Blazers might have to match any offers for Crabbe. But he will still be cheaper than Kent Bazemore, who is reportedly asking $19 million per year.

  • Pete Roces

    time to join net’s social media site, any recommends?

  • Linja

    Looks like Nets will have a great team without 29-30mil superstar. Lin will make the team all stars.

  • Elon Musk

    is he good

  • psalm234

    Awesome new JLin picture by GaryComic!
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/749053486612951040

  • Sophie Paris

    Wow to the Knicks…

  • psalm234

    awesome new profile pic LOL

    @NetsDaily
    also check out the Nets beat writers/columnists
    http://sportspyder.com/teams/brooklyn-nets/tweeter_types/3/tweets

  • Sophie Paris

    Nice 🙂

  • psalm234

    So nice 🙂 … Gary’s work is always excellent!

    Are you planning a visit to NY in the near future?

  • Rick James

    I hope lin starts this season off with a BANG. No second guessing himself, come out strong and confident, and put on a damn good show. No more weak mentality, be the man on the team!!

  • psalm234

    Lin will definitely get his teammates max contract in 2 yrs 🙂

  • psalm234

    Remember how dominant JLin was in the 2015 preseason?

    Then they took the ball off his hands. But it won’t happen this time 🙂

  • Pete Roces

    Lol, thanks, I have been looking all over the net for these.

  • Rick James

    pre season is different from regular season, they can’t even be compared. Its almost like the all star game where players don’t play any defense and just dunk on each other for 4 quarters

  • zxcvb

    Never had a weak mentality. Just didn’t have the DAMN BALL in his hands. You kinda need that when you’re the point guard.

  • Nitron

    Time to change my profile picture 😆

  • zxcvb

    Look at all the games where he was used like a starter. CLE, TOR, SAS, 3 games against MIAMI in the playoffs. Didn’t even get to play PG and he was still a beast.

  • Rick James

    I disagree, sometimes he defers to much or he is unsure of himself. It is human to doubt one self when facing tribulations, but im hoping veteran experience has changed him for the better. lets go NETS!!

  • psalm234

    Some Hornets fans are gracious Lin fans too 🙂

    The Prevette ladies are sad to see @JLin7 leave Buzz City but excited for his journey. Nothing but love & support!
    https://twitter.com/Hey_CarrieJ/status/749035041972301824

  • zxcvb

    Because he should be — coach was always looking to bench him for a miscue. Or even for scoring.

    Everyone is human. Curry has endless freedom and choked hard as did KD and Russ.

  • zxcvb

    When Lin returns to Charlotte, I think he’ll get lots of cheers from the crowd. I still remember that one lady overheard on the TV broadcast: “Don’t be hurtin’ Lin!” after a hard foul.

  • Arsenium12 .

    One of the nice benefits for Jeremy, will be access to the Nets’ $50 million, state-of-the-art training facility. The 70,000 sq ft facility opened a few months ago. It includes a 3,000 sq ft “players’ lounge.” Shown below is an architectural rendering of the roof-top lounge.

    See : http://www.nba.com/nets/2016/02/17/hss-training-center-opens/
    __________

  • HVJoy

    ” History was made there and new history will be made.” — Well said!

  • psalm234

    true but there was definite change in how JLin was used.

    When Lin had enough time as starter, even as an SG, he produced very well.

  • grover chang

    Good team guy.

  • Rick James

    I get that, but he needs to leave that in the past. If he constantly thinks he will be benched, then HE WILL BE BENCHED!! He needs to believe he is the best player on the team and capable of beating any team in the league like hes proven already. If he does that, then linsanity 2.0 will be unleashed.

  • psalm234

    Nice LOL

  • HVJoy

    Ouch!

  • Chris B.

    It’s kinda hard to have confident when your coach keep sending you to the corner to spread the floor for Kemba and Batum. I saw many times on TV where Clifford keep yelling at Lin and no one else and pointing Lin to go to the corners.

  • zxcvb

    He will. In fact, he always does when given a chance — which is rare.

  • Ben Johnson

    That’s fantastic, I feel like JLin will probably live there for most of the season and just study with Kenny

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. The fans there wouldn’t mind new fans joining their sites. Just a courtesy to maintain appropriate decorum and not be annoying in whatever manner that is not appropriate as a social sentient being. One more thing have the usual humility and thinking cap on. Haha cheers

  • grover chang

    Kris isn’t that bad. Isn’t that good either. But plays within team concept and no scrub. Seems nice. Would not mind seeing him on the team.

  • zxcvb

    Speaking of business, I’m all for “exploiting” Lin. Other teams didn’t do it enough, reducing their commitment to him. The bigger deal they make of Lin, the more incentive they have to see him succeed. During Linsanity, even Melo couldn’t take the ball out of Lin’s hands. They had to share.

  • Rick James

    i feel Lin has his best games when he has his back against the wall, or he wants to prove himself. That is OK for a backup…but as a starter its a different mentality. He needs to step up!! He can’t pick and choose when to play well and when to just sit back. He needs to go in there like an alpha and start beasting from the start.

    I know he can do it, I believe in him!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I don’t recognize you with your new avatar :).

  • grover chang

    I don’t. He was suppose to be playing for defensive purposes. But I didn’t see him play any defense any better then the next guy. Could not find his own shot. He will likely be overpaid.

  • Rick James

    one of the best fanbases in the nba…and one of the best teams. Bunch of humble guys on the whole team, low key and everyone enjoying themselves.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Great demonstration of the usefulness of block user function.

  • joy

    I woder what D’Antoni feels now? Haha

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I won’t let it happen this time. I’m going to be sitting right there.

  • Sophie Paris

    Yes! I’m thinking about my next move to NY. Guess I got no choice but coming back now lol

  • grover chang

    He moves fast for a center. How tall is he?

  • Sophie Paris

    And stuck with Harden lol

  • lleepar
  • Sinners_Gospel

    jared to suns 30mil/3yr

  • HVJoy

    Well articulated! This time in Brooklyn there is no brother’s place for Lin to crash though. 🙂

  • zxcvb

    Too bad. He would have been a good fit.

    Apparently, Miami only offered Wade 10M/year initially (!!!). I guess they wanted him to take a pay cut Durant and Whiteside?

  • Ben Johnson

    Wow, really???

  • joy

    During last four seasons Lin becomes more aware of the reality of NBA. He is the person who needs time to reflect and reprogram. He’s never shown he’s afraid to be benched. And his focus is never going to be what we thought is. It all drives from this character and his priority!

  • dave lam

    Congrats to Lin for working hard past season with the Hornets Thanks to coach Cliff and Hornets teamates playing with Lin and their winning year.
    I am anticipating another good year for Jeremy but this time as starting PG
    Can’t wait for the season to start!
    Go Nets!

  • Sinners_Gospel

    yup

  • HVJoy

    You are entitled to your opinion, right or wrong. I am not going to educate you, though a lesson of civility might be helpful in your case.

  • joy

    Believe me you will see that this coming season!

  • David Kim

    4th year 18mils ? Mistake?

  • sport

    Brook Lopez is huge, can already imagine him putting up double doubles every night playing side Lin!

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. These so called NBA scouts are mostly marketing people disguised as bb expert. Evaluating bbiq was not one of the skill sets. Haha

  • sport

    So long as Harden’s willing to play the PnR offense it should be fine. D’Antoni isn’t a defensive coach anyway.

  • Linja

    Jared who?

  • sport

    He didn’t have a supportive coach and FO while having to deal with politics hyping fake stars but this time he has one who’ve believe and trained him before the fame!

  • sport

    That view looks amazing!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hi mods. I just submitted a post and it’s being held for approval. Please release it. Thanks.

  • Linzen
  • 1mtoldman

    translation: “we can’t get anybody else to play with harden”.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • zxcvb

    LOL. They were desperately trying to trade him before, during and after the draft.

    Pathetic franchise. So glad Lin didn’t give them a meeting.

  • Ben Johnson

    HAHAH, oh lordie

  • Pete Roces

    LOL

  • CJSHYY

    They said they wanted to trade PB… I don’t think so just tried to lie to Lin for sign the contract. Good let PB run the MDA system. LOL!

  • sport

    Really? Novak is FA this season too? I hope Lin will recommend both of them to FO. They will be key pieces for Linsanity 2.0! Also the reunion will reignite both Novak and Fields careers!

  • DX

    There are 3 Net’s games in LA on July 9,11,12. It seems Lin won’t play.

  • HVJoy

    Hope you don’t mind (Thank You) — I am leaving my request here to save time for the Mods.

    Hi, Mods, there are a few of my old posts “pending approval”, please DELETE them. Thank you.

  • Ben Johnson

    Thanks to the Hornets for nothing! They should be thanking him that he was responsible for their 8 most important wins of the season despite lying to him…I hope he crushes them next year and that the Nets push the Hornets out of a playoff spot…and then he can start in the all-star game in charlotte in front of MJ, while Kemba only gets to participate in the Skills Competition

  • Ben Johnson

    haha, that’s summer league for rookies and 2nd year players, my friend

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha. Fat hopes to NOLA if that is the case. IMO this showed the ineptness of NOLA FO, doesn’t know what they are doing. They should have offer to trade Jrue just to have any change of getting Lin. ‘Gagi buta’ bunch of pen pushers. Haha

  • sport

    Hornets will not make it to playoffs next season that’s guaranteed.

  • DX

    Thanks, didn’t realize is summer league. Do you know when the pregame start?

  • Ben Johnson

    not til October unfortunately

  • Ben Johnson
  • PETE B

    18 million looks like his 2019 Cap Hold . I dont know what the point of those cap hold are for , i guess Players union put it in so teams have to manage salary for their current players perhaps beyond their contract …

  • Jamie

    Next joke, please.

  • DX

    Thanks, can’t wait to see Lin play for Nets.

  • CJSHYY
  • sport

    Agree pretty sure they leaked that news to get Lin to consider. lol Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Glad Lin didn’t even give them a meeting.

  • Jamie

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    WHYYYYYYYYY

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. A backcourt of Lin/Butler would be 1st/2nd seed in EC easy with the right team players around them. If Atkinson not woth the Nets Lin would have a fair chance to prove critics and doubters wrong again with the Bulls. Haha

  • Briiick

    Morey used to go after Rondo but got turned down. Now he really has a chance but unfortunately his boss could be listening to a real pro not him.

  • sport

    This is crazy! That’s double Lin’s salary!

  • Ben Johnson

    Damn, JLin’s contract was truly a steal

  • HVJoy

    Could Brook Lopez have picked a more complementary photo of Lin? LOL

  • Ben Johnson

    Already Marks, time to go all in on Crabbe, poison pill time

  • zxcvb

    Between that and Dwight, Horford is gone. I think Boston is best for him.
    Brad Stevens might be the best coach in the league.

    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749072776015863809

  • sport

    Yup, Nets won’t have enough money for such a big contract.

  • Jamie

    and Horford pleaseeeee

  • zxcvb

    They have cap room, but I think Horford wants to win if the money is equal. And using big money on Horford isn’t a great idea anyway (too old). If they paired Al with Baze and Lin & Lopez, maybe it’s worth it. But not anymore.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Agents like Fegan and CAA are fixers and lobbyists in the corridor of power . Haha

  • Ben Johnson

    Agreed…hopefully Atkinson can plead for him to come

  • freemind

    He picked one that he look good tho lol

    Here’re the ones Lin looks good

  • Jamie

    wow what an a-hole

  • blueCypher

    Yes nets have some serious overpaying to do haha

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Change, a complete reformation is on the card in Houston for the Franchise FO , players media and fans base alike. Haha

  • Alaingrvis

    where does he fit next to Lopez. Where would the spacing be.

  • ProLin

    Welp, that’s that. Rox PG of the forever! I guess Morey won.

  • Ben Johnson

    I mean, other than the PGs next year and Blake Griffin, next year’s Unrestricted Free Agents stink

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha. Is there a senior NBA league for these guys LOL. Haha

  • Ben Johnson

    What chu talking about, both of them are very good mid range shooters…put 3pt shooters at the wing positions and the offense will be deadly

  • Jamie

    They are both pretty mobile
    Horford plays good D not the best

  • zxcvb

    Too expensive now and Blazers can match even after Turner’s contract.

    I’m a big fan of Tyler Johnson in Miami. Really scrappy, unselfish young guy who can shoot it. Played well when given big minutes in games. RFA they want to keep, but he’d be worth bidding on.

    Also in Miami: Gerald Green. Long and super-athletic (alley-oop city), has shown flashes of being great. Can shoot 3s despite erratic %s season-to-season. Miami won’t re-sign.

  • Dongmen

    I think Marvin is a better fit. It would be great if Nets can land him 3yrs@15mil. But Nets probably wanna go young—

  • Alaingrvis

    they would need to pay him 150 million at this point lol

  • Jamie

    Yah…I like Marvin but I think the Hornets got him locked in

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha . You meant in an NBA senior league or the Knicks team of seniors will be given a 40 wins bonus from the start. Sorry for the lol. Haha.

  • Jamie

    Yoooo they are both FAs!?
    Tyler is a decent back up PG and Green used to be a decent starting SG next to Gragic
    super athletic and good defence(I think) he’s actually hard to guard
    remember him giving Lin a little trouble
    You can probably get both for 10m

  • SeaKing33

    Lol what the

  • Jamie

    ugh nets shouldve mathced

  • zxcvb

    Tyler Johnson is RFA and Gerald Green is Unrestricted.

    Woj guessed Johnson would get 10M, but who knows. Green has no buzz around him. I’m sure they get him if they wanted.

  • Jamie

    Damn 10mil seems a little too much for him but I want Green more
    This is always under the radar

  • zxcvb

    I’d give Green 8M and up to 10M if necessary. He can also play/defend SF and you KNOW those Lin/Green alley-oops will make games so much fun.

    That matters in Brooklyn — they need buzz and ratings.

  • Jamie

    Yah thats fair but I think they can get him for cheap

  • Jamie

    so they can sign Lin for 30m but only 18counts towards cap space?

  • Joe what do you know

    Oh modern journalism… Smh…😒

  • Chris B.

    They got Hawes, Frank and Lee later too, but I don’t think they were the most important pieces.

  • HVJoy

    Lin does look great in the photos you share. Thank you.

    You are right. Brook probably just picked one photo where he looked good, no subconscious jealousy or resentment issues. Lol.

  • psalm234

    Didn’t they try to shop Patrick Beverley last week? LOL
    https://twitter.com/FisolaNYDN/status/746064784815161344

  • freemind

    found two more photos of both of them with Lin in Roxs and Lakers

  • HVJoy

    What a great photo of 3-generation of Lin fans in a family.

    Sadly, all good things must come to an end. 🙁

  • casual bb fan

    Big three are overrated. IMO it just need a ‘team game’ of above average players to beat any big three team. The Olympic bb proved the above scenerio many times already. Haha

  • dave lam

    No matter how much some of these players sign for in
    some of them will declare bankruptcy in the future

  • Click Click

    Damn, just came back to see this. Bazemore was always a long-shot. Nets could have paid him more, but I doubt they want to commit that much money and that lengthy of a contract to just 1 guy. $17.5M is actually lower than what I thought he wanted or was to receive. I thought some team might be dumb enough to give him at least $20M or more in this stupid market.

  • psalm234

    He’s a 7-footer, 255 lbs. Very agile & versatile
    Could be a good steal
    http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/6590/justin-hamilton

  • psalm234

    beware of Linsanity high-price tickets 🙂
    If the fever started, better book the tickets early

  • psalm234

    can’t agree more with you.
    There’s some bad seeds but most are very respectful and professional!

  • psalm234

    haha… embracing Linsanity2!!!

  • fungch1218

    It’s tough for the Nets to pursue CLee or Marv. Wiliams.

    They are looking for a 4yrs over 10M deal.

    But they are 30 now.

    If the Nets go young, it has no chance back to playoffs in the next 1-2yrs.

  • psalm234

    just don’t get yourself escorted out rooting for JLin lol

  • 7Jeremiah17

    It’s not a question of if, it’s when…
    I’ll probably last 20 games.

  • zxcvb

    Now they want to trade Millsap to afford maxing Horford? Big gamble.
    https://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB/status/749078979210932224

  • HVJoy

    Hum. You added “cheers” to your standard “haha” at the end of your post.

    Is this a change because of Lin’s FA decision today? Lol.

  • Dongmen

    If Nets can get Tyler Johnson, Lin and him would be a very dynamic backcourt duo right there: both can drive, penetrate, distribute, and score. Him seems a humble nice guy too.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. In a Lin lead team every team members make play on or off the ball consciously or unconsciously. That is how a player of Lin’s caliber influence the proceedings on the court in a team sport. Team members with ball handling skill of course will help in elevating the quality of plays and allow Lin to survey the court and plan the next offensive moves. Haha cheers.

  • PPP
  • zxcvb

    Agreed. And he’s only 24. Could play alongside him for a long time.

  • Michael

    Pelicans? really?

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Lin was a Hornet and Hornets were NO and NO are now the Pelicans so Ex-CLT-Hornet became Ex-NO-Pelican.

  • casual bb fan

    Another egoistic NBA player. Never short of supply in this league of fake superstars. Most players seemingly have an entitlement mentality. Bad bad omens for the health of the league and future generations. Haha

  • Michael

    April 1st is long gone.

  • Rick Johnson

    PR speak. Means they couldn’t get anyone else. No FA, especially PG’s want to go to Houston to be Harden’s caddie.

  • PPP

    if Lin completes the 3rd year contract, the cap hold for the team to count into the cap space will be that much until Lin sign a new contract or signed by other team. Or they renounced it to free up their cap space to sign someone else. Doing so they will forfeit their birds right meaning they can’t sign other free agent exceeding the cap.

    not sure im clear enough, haha.

  • David Kim

    i think Crabbe will be a good backcourt partner for Lin…

    https://youtu.be/VCRP78D-XyY

  • sws94

    I think Lin will do a lot of trying to establishing his team mates rather than a lot of looking for his own offense. That’s just how he plays.

  • GoJLin!

    The writer is in deep sleep, he must be in his dream …zzzzzzzzzzz…

  • sws94

    His shot was falling, he shot the ball really well. But when the season begin, his shot wasn’t falling.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO that is the unlikeliest of any scenerio. Lin was Nets 1st choice or Nets may have to make do without him. But being Lin he will sign at even lower salary if appropriate for his coach and franchise sake. Jennings is just their 2nd liner. Anyways on hind sight Nets dodged a bullet. Haha

  • SeaKing33

    Ah I see

  • psalm234

    Brook Lopez has a great sense of humor 🙂 Brook-Lin will get along well
    “Can’t wait to get to work with the newest Net @jlin7 ! #brooklynbound”
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749087787861700608

  • Rick James

    I believe lin listens to his fans alot on what he should do, where he should go. If he was any other basketball player without such a big fanbase that expects so much from him, Lin might have done the sensible thing and gone to a better team like the 76ers or the bucks…a team that is only 1 step away from making the playoffs. Instead he went back to NYC, to the nets..a team at the very bottom of the barrel and very little or no prospects…all because he wants to make his fans happy as well. I am happy that lin listenened to us, but at the same time I hope lin enjoys himself and has as much fun as he did on the hornets. Nets might not be that good in the first year, but its a work in progress and the fans and lin should be patient.

  • Tey Ling

    Of course the Rockets have to say they are confident with their PG as no teams in NBA wants to trade for him.

  • Click Click

    Playing with Harden = career suicide.

    Unless of course you’re a cunning pretty boy named Chandler Parsons.

  • PPP

    assume “they” means the Nets. The 18M cap hold will be used when process other free agent signings up to the cap limit. Once those signings are complete, they can sign the new contract (30m) with lin and go beyond the cap limit since they have his birds right.

  • David Kim
  • Briiick

    A great sense of humor can not grow on ego.

  • freemind

    from wapo – ” Brook love Disney and comic books and enjoy video games to the point that he named his consoles.” How much more similar could they be LOL

  • Maknusia

    BrookLin here we come!!!! This would be another amazing chapter!

  • Maknusia

    The official signing would be on July7… there is still some window, where things might change… 🙂

    LOL…looking for more drama

  • casual bb fan

    True. Cheers is a sort of celebration and a reminder to myself to be happy. Haha

  • PETE B

    no it’s like reserved for Lin in 4 years just a placeholder i think, i really dont know. but what i do know is that teams have to clear cap space holds before free agancy starts.

  • PPP

    oh yeah, and lin can fire his agent to save some money, haha.

  • Rick James

    lol, they are in damage control mode at the moment. Dumbest thing they did was let Lin go back then. He actually played GOOD with harden, and was a playmaker that the team needed. No wonder harden iso’s so much now, he has no choice.

  • Click Click
  • Peter Truong

    I like this guy, talking about JLin.

  • Rick James

    right on the money. I hope rockets get another chandler parsons that screws them over hard. In fact, parsons is officially one of my top 10 favorite players. All because he skrwed over morey. Thank you parsons!

  • sws94

    Just keep Lin away from DeAndre and he’ll be ok. DeAndre did appear in How to Fit in the NBA video. 🙂

  • sws94

    Possibly, yep.

  • PPP

    a better version of J Lamb with much better defense.

  • Wty

    1st home game: 21 pts,12 ast

  • Click Click

    As long as they give Lin a big cut, exploit away.

    MJ had a goldmine under his nose and he didn’t exploit it, most likely because of Kemba. If Lin was in Kemba’s position, starting PG, signing with Jordan brand, leading the Hornets, the amount of money MJ and the Hornets would make is astronomical.

    Too bad it never happened. Hopefully Nets have much bigger plans for Lin, as soon as he starts taking over NYC, the world will see what we Lin fans have saw for so many years.

  • Maknusia

    Now…Lin Fans…need a group study on BrookLin…characters, talents, selfishness, ego, coaching staff, FO, etc…..here we goooooooooooooo

  • orLinaryjoe

    Do they have any choice? All the good ones ran and are currently taken.

  • jlim7

    I hope KD decides to join the Spurs, so that Spurs must trade Danny Green, and hopefully to Nets.

  • Click Click
  • Maknusia

    lol…with eyes closed! someone is trolling in NBA….lolz

  • casual bb fan

    Haha. IMO he was not brave enough to go to Houston the graveyard of guards the pass 3 years with Harden there. Guess he doesn’t want to play defence for Harden nor stand in the corner. haha

  • InfiniteWisdom

    we have to max crabbe! or poison pill him! all the top FA are getting signed. i want crabbe. portland overpaid for turner and they need to pay cj soon. we have to steal crabbe away.

    my worst fear is that we have 40M in cap space but no one decent to use it on. cmon marks!!!!

  • blueCypher

    Is this brook lopez official ? seems fake account

  • InfiniteWisdom

    we have no assets…

  • jlim7

    Spurs connection

  • blubell

    Prayer requests 23

    Thank you everybody for your constant prayers through the offseason. I had an amazing Asia trip where I got to meet so many fans.

    Praise God for the opportunity to play for the Brooklyn Nets. Coming into free agency i was hoping to find a team that would allow me to flourish and I know God has led me here by opening one clear door for me to walk through, which I am very thankful for!

    Praise God for my family, friends and agents who give me such an amazing support network. I cant wait for what God has in store for the future!

  • fungch1218

    I wish the Nets get Allen Crabbe, Age 24, 39% 3pt shooter, USG% 16.4%

  • cdblue10

    This guy is good,you can see a Paul George type of player within him

  • PPP

    cap space

  • blueCypher

    Yes , nets need to be aggressive now . This roster needs to be filled out with quality players

  • sport

    I doubt it, Nets was the best team and offer! 76ers wanted to lowball Lin with less than 10Mil per year. While others didn’t see him in long term plans only as spot filler for the time being. Lin has professional agents to help him out.

  • sport

    max no way, poison pill sure.

  • David Kim

    lin, Crabbe, Bogdanovic, Milsap or Hoford (if we can get him), Lopez

    this starting line up is good too…

  • BobbyH

    A Spur like culture starts now. Why all goes for max-wanna players? I am no basketball expert. But NBA level players are supposed to be good enough to play, starter or not. Divide 40M into 10M each to find 4 decent players and build from there.

    There is only one leBrone, one KD, and few super talents. Talents help. But team-oriented culture and chemistry, you can’t buy it.

    I believe Marks/Akitson has their plans to land FA. Remember, to look under the stone.

  • Rick James

    damn…get him atkinson!

  • psalm234

    I wonder why Yahoo shows Lin has a 4th year contract worth $18.7M?
    It was posted by Bobby Marks from the Vertical
    Can’t be the bonus, right?
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749097467992432642

  • sws94

    Bazemore stays with the Hawks.

  • BobbyH

    Probably a spreadsheet cell left over.

  • Ben Johnson

    He’s basically Bradley Beal with a quicker release, I like him and he’s young…his defense is a suspect, but as long as he’s hitting his 3s and hustling, I don’t mind

  • CJSHYY

    I think Nets will make him to play the best among teams. So happy for him!!! “Coming into free agency i was hoping to find a team that would allow me to flourish and I know God has led me here by opening one clear door for me to walk through”

  • Whitman Lam

    I’m sure Lin would sign with the Bulls if they offered him a good contract. But they didn’t want to commit to Lin for 3 years. That’s how long it would take to build chemistry and a contending team. Bulls only wanted Lin for 1 or 2 years, as just a placeholder until they find a star PG.

  • joy
  • sws94

    Problably is fake. No verification check.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Lin plays in the flow of the game whether he has the ball or not. Of course he is most effective with the ball in his hand. He will only shoot what the defence give him and/or he will always try to establish his team mates first. Haha

  • DrewBear2

    Well, this time he knows he’ll be there a while and can afford to buy a place big enough for his family to “crash” when they come to visit.

  • Jamie

    That instagram account
    I dont think its actually Brook Lopez’s

  • joy

    This perhaps tells us long before a couple months ago, it is the NETS!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8dbf817ebee1d88732ba57d485b57cfc1f8ce6e6c570b8218165129e735ea12.jpg

  • Jamie

    Nah replace Bogdanovic with RHJ or whatever his name is

  • KHuang

    Nets are going to be much better than anybody realizes.

    They are cleaning out their roster and building a quality team of hardnosed young veteran overlooked ballplayers.

    And “prospects”? On a Lin team, even a minimum wage D leaguer is a “PROSPECT”!!!

  • CJSHYY
  • casual bb fan

    IMO. If the situation calls for it Lin wouldn’t mind signing a 1 +1 year deal like one he did with Hornets so long as he can start and be given the freedom to play his winning games. He is a trail blazer right! and re relishes the challengeof proving critics and doubters wrong all his life. Haha

  • InfiniteWisdom

    i also wouldnt mind overpaying for dwight powell to steal him from dallas. the pnr with him and lin would be AMAZING!!!!

    still need a starting SG and PF. crabbe and marv would be realistic and damn good.

    lin/rodriguez
    crabbe/kilpatrick/levert/whitehead
    RHJ/bog
    Marv/CMC
    Lopez/Powell/hamilton

    that’s a 6-8 seed in the east….

  • DrewBear2

    Good refresher for new Lin fans.

  • Ben Johnson
  • psalm234

    or hopefully a hidden bonus lol

  • joy

    And Lin has a great sense of humor too! They two should come up a shake-hand form. Haha

  • Chris B.

    Doesn’t sound like a wise decision to broadcast your interest before signing a player if this is true. I doubt they would be saying that.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    DO IT!!!! no draft picks until 2019! No durant, no curry, no westbrook, etc. the only way to get better is to bet on guys just like him! they bet on lin and im confident he will deliver. let crabbe have a shot too! we must not suck. lin’s in his prime. playoffs is a MUST!

  • DrewBear2

    He’s a restricted FA, so POR can match, right?

  • Chris B.

    Yes.

  • casual bb fan

    I reckon it’s the trade kicker. Haha

  • Ben Johnson
  • InfiniteWisdom

    it’s no secret. the only thing is how much portland is willing to pay. they just over paid turner and will have to pay cj a ton later on. do they want to pay luxury tax? plus they are going after pau? they need cap space for that.

    CRABBE IS OURS!!! DO IT MARKS!!!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i can’t believe NOBODY figured out what he meant by the “peace sign”. it was a dead giveaway to where he was gonna sign. OMG

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    don’t do it. don’t overpay!

  • Ben Johnson

    Who else are they gonna sign?!?! No big time free agent wants to go there and they have no draft picks…gotta gamble

  • Ben Johnson
  • joy

    I like him, especially his hair. It matches’ Lin’s! Hope the Nets will be able to sign him soon.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    offer 20M scare off all offers… offer dwight powell 15-18M…

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i wouldn’t worry about big time free agents nor overhyped players. if the Nets overpay for Crabbe, they’re moving backwards right after moving forward with the Lin offer

  • Ben Johnson

    83 percent of Crabbe’s shots were assisted! He would boost JLin’s assist numbers to over 10 a game! He never takes more than 1 or 2 dribbles, just catches and shoots

  • Chris B.

    Would love to have him too, but at what price? Seems like everyone is going after him. If Bazemore is getting $17.5, he will likely get $19 millions. Are you really sure you want to pay a 10PPG player $19 millions? It can end being really bad for years to come if it doesn’t work out.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    lin fan’s!!! please dont “hate” on signing other players just because they will make more than lin. after what turner got, crabbe will get at least 18M. lin most likely took less to sign other players. he’s not dumb. he knows he needs help. he SACRIFICED to win. support talent coming to the team even if we have to over pay restricted free agents.

  • Ben Johnson

    10 PPG is irrelevant…with increase usage and shot opportunities provided to him, he would score way more…he’s only 24, is arguably better than Beal right now, and is a long athletic player…he’s bad at dribbling, which is actually a good thing cause he will never think he’s a PG

  • joy

    Wow! Excellent view! I love it too!

  • Maknusia

    Here is another

  • joy

    That’s very true!

  • InfiniteWisdom

    that’s good and bad. remember they said the same thing about klay a few years ago…. crabbe can be that level of talent but who knows? you have to risk it. at worst he’s an elite floor spacer for lin.

  • Chris B.

    I know it will probably help Jeremy with assists, but most team nowadays needs players who can create their own shots and are play-makers. They are copying the Warriors model. That is why Batum is so in demand even though is just average at it.

  • joy

    Great! Lin needs someone like that! The Nets better hurry!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    doesn’t the Lopez brothers have a show? i can already see Lin making a cameo appearance on the show LOL

  • zxcvb

    Bogdanovic is as good or better. I don’t think people realize how good a shooter he is.

    He shot 38% on 4.3 treys per game (compared to Crabbe’s 39% on 3.5). He’s also 46% from midrange (Crabbe is 44%). After the All-Star break (with Hollins gone), Bogdanovic averaged 15ppg on 44/41/85 shooting.

    All this without a half-decent PG to play with all season! If they’re gonna go after RFA, go after Tyler Johnson who can play SG and some backup PG.

  • Chris B.

    I think so too. Big names isn’t the answer. They need all the money they can get to build a good bench. They basically have nothing at this point. Probably the worst bench in NBA.

  • Ben Johnson

    I don’t like Tyler Johnson’s length, only 6’4″

  • Whitman Lam

    But is Crabbe a good defender? The wingman position typically requires elite defense like a Courtney Lee.

  • zxcvb

    I agree. Never want to be one injury away from disaster. Or have the bench ruin all of Lin’s leads. Even as a Lin fan, I want to see them get a capable backup PG. Thought Sergio Rodriguez would have been good, but his ego wouldn’t let him be a backup!

    If you spend, spend on something you don’t already have. Spend on a proven stretch 4 like Ryan Anderson or something.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    crabbe at the 2, bog at the 3. so… much… spacing….

  • zxcvb

    Would rather have a stretch 4. Clear that lane for Brook/Lin PnR. Maybe this Hamilton guy can play right away, but counting on him to start seems risky.

  • Chris B.

    I think they have even more need for a stretch 4 than a SG. You might not like Kilpatrick too because he is only 6’4 , but he averages 13.3PPG/.46/.36 in only 23 minutes per game last year. I think that is even more impressive than Crabbe stats.

  • Ben Johnson

    He’s got good height and a great wingspan and he’s pretty quick…his defense right now is mediocre, but under JLin’s mentorship, he’ll become a good defender…he’s only 24

  • KHuang

    I’m not sure of his ballhandling abilities.

    On a Lin team, that could be a real problem because opponents load up on Lin defensively and so the 2 guard has to be able to dribble and attack.

  • KHuang

    Courtney Lee is NOT an elite defender, though he’s billed as one.

  • KHuang

    Crabbe doesn’t have Thompson’s court vision or ability to put the ball on the floor.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    stretch 4 is overrated. but besides that CMC seems to have 3 pt range. powell who i love and would overpay for has long 2/corner 3 range.

  • Ben Johnson

    He’s not a perfect player, but there are no 2-guards out there right now that have his potential and catch and shoot ability…can Bogdonavic handle the ball as a secondary playmaker?

  • KHuang

    Tyler Johnson’s INJURIES worry me more than his height.

  • zxcvb

    Not overrated at all. The point is to draw a big man (i.e. rim protector and rebounder) away from the paint. Stretch 4 is so important, esp. with a PnR guard like Lin. That’s why they traded Young. He’s not a shooter.

  • Chris B.

    From what I have seen, Bog normally gets his points from cuts and screen and rolling to the baskets. He would be great guy to feed, but play-making, not so much.

  • KHuang

    Probably better than Crabbe can.

    Unlike any other Lin fan, I prefer Lin to be with a dribble driving SG who also can cut like a 2 guard.

  • zxcvb

    From what I’ve read, it’s just one injury he tried to play through and then got surgery. Now he’s healed. I wouldn’t go crazy on the bidding, but he’s someone I like more than Crabbe.

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, that would be ideal, but I want JLin to have a full year to boost his stats to optimum levels to solidify his status as a starter, and with Crabbe and Bog on the wings, and a stretch 4 and Brook down low, his stats would be nuts

  • InfiniteWisdom

    again, people said the same about klay. he’s young and can improve. he doesnt need a tight handle, just diversify his game.

  • Chris B.

    Don’t worry, there are so many good players in the NBA. They just need to be given the opportunities to succeed, just like Crabbe who got a chance to play because Mathews, Batum and LMA left. I am sure someone will step up if they get good looks that Jeremy gives them.

  • Jamie

    Can he play defense? he has no athleticism at all

  • ProLin

    I have a feeling that Marks is smarter than we think. He has said, he want guys “under the radar”. All of these FA twitter is talking about, are basically ON the radar. So there’s a lot of out there and one after one gets overpaid. Who did Mark sign? Justin Hamilton, a guy no one was paying attention too. I think a lof these “Interest” talk they leaked are just smoke screens – They drive up prices of FA they know won’t come cheep and have no real intention of grabbing, but it hurts everyone who over paid for them. In the mean time they go way under the radar and talk to guys no one is looking at. So I think we might not see the Nets grab any guy who is hot, like Bazemore or Crabbe, but he’ll make signing which might pleasantly surprise us all. Yes there’s a lot of cap space, but in today’s market, that’s like 1 max guy and some change? Tell me which big name FA out there won’t ask for max now? I think it’s not as simple as we saw so I’m ready to be surprised in the next week.

  • Ben Johnson

    Crabbe’s starting stats: 8 games, 44%FG, 39%3PT, 16PTs in 32 minutes…

    Playoff Stats: 9.5pts per game on 52%FG and 43%3PT, and only .5 TOs

  • zxcvb

    He’s pretty long and strong but not quick. Better guarding SFs. Not ideal but anyone Nets get has issues. Bogdanovic can really shoot it and can make some nice passes too (that Euro training).

  • InfiniteWisdom

    klay didnt always have that either. he was also a pure catch and shoot sg especially under mark jackson… young guys learn and improve. we need to give crabbe that opportunity. we cant draft talent nor will talent want to sign with a bad team. stealing RFA’s with our massive cap space is exactly the thing we need to do to acquire talent.

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, but they have 40mil in cap space, with no future draft picks, and no big FA wants to come here…they need to gamble, and if you have to overpay for a guy with a B+ potential instead of getting a good value player who has a C- potential, you need to take the risk, your owner is Rich and willing to spend, so spend that cash!!!

  • Jamie

    He seems like hes gonna be a liablity on the defensive end

  • Ben Johnson

    Atkinson is one of the best Guru’s in the league in player development…get em young and let them grow under JLin and Atkinson…no need for washed up veterans like Deng…JLin is in this for the long haul…he’ll be in Brooklyn for the next 8 years building up a franchise, G-d willing

  • InfiniteWisdom

    salary cap floor says we offer crabbe a massive offer sheet. i think marks wanted baze but he chose to stay. crabbe is highly sought after by a lot of teams. and portland is syaing they will match all offers. we have to call their bluff…

  • Ben Johnson

    Agreed, with Atkinson’s reputation as a player development Guru, along with JLin who will mentor all young guards on the team, we need to get young guys with lots of potential

  • InfiniteWisdom

    that’s why he can come off the bench. RHJ is very much like MKG. good defense but cant shoot. good slasher too.

  • ProLin

    I understand all that, the interest is REAL, but only at the prices we dictate. If over they’re not willing up the ante as it’s mostly smokes screen – Mark’s not counting on them to sign.

  • Jamie

    Huh?
    have you been here at all?

  • Jamie

    people are happy with Lin’s contract lol
    we all want the team to go for a good player to improve the team

  • Jamie

    Yah he shouldn’t start

  • zxcvb

    26p/5a game against the Bulls:

    Also scored 44 on the Sixers, but that’s the Sixers…

  • ProLin

    nice list of twitter account to follow for Nets news:

    https://twitter.com/sapabr/status/749114881035558913

  • Jamie

    Lin was on the radar lol

  • Ben Johnson

    Why not get all 3…their combined 3pt percentage would be close to 40%…super spacing offense to enhance the staple of the offense…high PnR between JLin-Lopez

  • Jamie

    20mil for crabbe is just stupid lol
    powell too

  • Jamie

    Then what is he good at LOL
    yeah nothing
    a complete scrub who played more than Lin because Clifford is incompetent

  • ProLin

    Well Lin deal was done long before this crazy FA period started 🙂 I have a strong, strong feeling Atkinson already know the true intention of Bazemore and the Nets were just playing alone until ATL give him what he wanted. Every FA is kind of playing the Bosh game now – use a crappier but cap rich team to increase your own bargaining power with your home team. Morey basically helped all the FA become more powerful, LOL

  • InfiniteWisdom

    imo they are overrated, simply because most stretch 4’s are either undersized and cant rebound or have size but cant move their feet guarding the perimeter. someone who can do all of the above is a unicorn.

    the game has changed again. floor spacing alone is not enough, you also need to rebound.

  • Chris B.

    I understand that, but why raved and act like you are desperate for his service? Business rule 101. It will only drive up the price even higher.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    sure, just dont call every player who earns more “overpaid”. not everyone is willing to sacrifice.

  • zxcvb

    If they can afford it. But I’m hearing huge numbers for Crabbe. And things like 20M for Anderson.

  • zxcvb

    Gang rebounding is more important now. Lin has always been a great rebounder but that part of his game has never been utilized. Now it can be.

  • vincent

    lin to the nets is what Houston would have been like for him had Harden not ruined it… knock on wood

  • InfiniteWisdom

    imo we are desperate. guys like baze resigned and guys like horford wont even give us a meeting. if the team sucks and lin wastes a year of his prime i will call it a big fat fail. putting up gaudy stats without the win is meaningless and will only make lin look worse…. we must overpay for talent…. we have literally no other choice.

  • ProLin

    I thought so too but then there’s Morey, the real coach who hated Lin. Nah, if not Harden, there will be some other prima-donnas who will be used to push Lin down so Morey can humiliate Les.

  • zxcvb

    Maybe better since he has a legit quality big man in Lopez.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO We need to mitigate the fact that Lin usage in the preseason was different from the regular season. With the minutes he had in the preseason he mostly play without Kemba and he delivered. Alas in the regular season he was playing less minutes and also those minutes were mostly with Kemba or Batum and hardy has the ball in his hand. Just look at the stats where he started and or playing either without Kemba of Batum and when he was the point guard. If these facts doesn’t convince you as a fan sorry to say that both your kindself are others like you may wish to find some other professional bb player to cheer. Haha

  • InfiniteWisdom

    having 40M in cap space and no one to sign is even worse than being stupid. nets have to gamble. they have to risk. otherwise this is a true rebuild and lin just wasted his prime on a bad team just treading water till they get their picks back… as a lin fan i truly hope marks wants to win or is willing to sacrifice SOME cap flexibility in order to win, or at least be respectable, now.

  • Chris B.

    Don’t get me wrong. I would love to have all big names too, but I don’t think it is necessary to mortgage the future on some risky signings. The NBA is full of good players. Lots of them just need a chance to play. Crabbe is great example. Without Batum, and Mathew leaving, he would have been stuck on the bench right now. Bazemore was dumped by the loser Lakers, now he is a hot commodity. Players just need to be put in a position to succeed. There are many good players, they just need to be given a chance. Beasley was a has-been, but Houston got him back at the end of the season and gave him another chance and he beasted literally. I am sure Atkinson and Marks knows what they are doing.

  • ProLin

    Another guy who is slightly under the radar even though he’s kind of famous: Luol Deng. A quick twitter search indicated only handful of tweets and interested parties.

  • joy

    Don’t for get McHale is another factor too!

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, wouldn’t mind him as a plan C…would rather get young players with potential for Atkinson and JLin to mold

  • casual bb fan

    One more thing. If you raise those points just to solicit a reponse then that is fine. Haha cheers.

  • vincent

    I really hope Atkinson lets lin play heavy pick and roll. I have faith, but since mchale, byron and clifford, I am still a tap bit skeptical until we really get to see the season play out. Jeremy is supposed to be the star player of this franchise along with brook, but let’s hope brooklin doesn’t sign a ball dominant shooting guard or small forward

  • Chris B.

    He wouldn’t be the star of this team after they spend all of their cap money, but I am ok with it as long as Jeremy gets to play PG and allowed to play his game. I don’t think it will be a problem with Atkinson around,

  • InfiniteWisdom

    getting back on d is important. depends on the coach’s philosophy. but bigs? they need to rebound. no ifs ands or buts about it.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    that’s why im not opposed to offering crabbe 20M. if portland matches so be it. if not, who else has the cap to offer more? at the LEAST we over pay for elite catch and shoot floor spacing for lin. at best, we have another klay in the making. it’s worth a shot for such a bad team…

  • zxcvb

    Tell that to the 73-9 Warriors.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    he may not be the most highly paid, but make no mistake, he IS the star of the team 😉

  • vincent

    THIS

  • joy

    Atkinson believes in team, relationship and character, so does Lin, I don’t think he’d allow his team has a ball hog. I have no doubt that he will let Lin in charge and Lin will prove to him in return!

  • InfiniteWisdom

    no need to tell them, they learned the hard way…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    cheap UFA PF: andrew nicholson? use the rest of the cap on dwight powell. love that kid. look up his highlights and dream about his pnr with lin…

  • zxcvb

    Truly a cautionary tale of how not to build a team.

  • Ben Johnson

    http://www.indycornrows.com/2016/7/1/12074198/pacers-free-agency-target-andrew-nicholson

    He’s a crappy roll man brother, and can’t shoot the 3…no thanks EDIT: Actually, he not too bad of a spot up shooter and supposed to be a good defender…he’s not bad, but definitely a plan C behind Horford-Anderson-Marvin

  • vincent

    And Kent Bazemore gushed about Atkinson’s mastery of the pick and roll and his ability to communicate with players and simplify things the way a great point guard can for many teams.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nba/post/_/id/17984/hawks-players-detail-why-nets-hire-of-kenny-atkinson-is-a-slam-dunk

  • Ben Johnson

    Kenny is a PnR and Player Development Guru

  • bolero

    Lin = ‘ Hey Brooks that’s smell.’

  • vincent

    do u guys think atkinson is a better coach than mda?

  • vincent

    will be*

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Nets looking at FA Jordan Hill. NO!!!!!

  • Ben Johnson

    It’s definitely possible, maybe not as innovative, but maybe a better teacher

  • ProLin

    dunno, we’ll see. Can’t wait to see what his game-time decision will be like.

  • Rick James

    i admit i didn’t watch much of lakers…i skipped alot of it after the trade from rockets.. but what was wrong with jordan hill?

  • ProLin

    but he like Max money better, LOL

  • jlim7

    Agree. MDA also didn’t like to play him.

  • ProLin

    he’s too short for C, but he could be a decent stretch 4. Lin Year One needs more vets but not for long, that’s why you’re seeing a lot of 2 year offers from Marks.

  • jlim7

    Empty stats. Much like DH, he got lot of rebounds, because he prefer rebounds than to stop opponents.

  • ProLin

    News like that indicate they’re really NOT looking at Hill. Only guys under the radar gets serious offers, and Marks won’t leak a beep about that.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    no defense. loves to shoot long 2’s. used to be a good rebounder but maybe he got paid too much and stopped trying as much…

  • ProLin

    gotta spend wisely because the cap space is not that big given all those scrubby-max deals floating around out there.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i hope you’re right

  • Rick James

    If MDA stayed on the 76ers, would lin have went to 76ers or the nets? What about lin fans, which place would you chose if MDA stayed on the 76ers?

  • InfiniteWisdom

    in my scenario we’d have powell (and lopez of course) to pnr with. plus his 3pt% (36% last year) isnt terrible.

  • psalm234

    Kendall Marshall congratulated JLin.
    He’s a good dude
    Currently at 76ers

    https://twitter.com/KButter5/status/748881791168155648

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    good on Marshall. this makes up for what he tweeted about Lin last year

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha. Adking your kindself first I suppose. Haha cheers

  • jlim7

    His 2015/16 3pt% is 12.5% per basketball-reference

  • wandertheglobe

    do they need another center? got hamilton already

  • Click Click

    He said plan C lol. Not Center. Brooklyn is set on Centers.

    Deng is still a very good player. He murdered the Hornets this year. When Deng is on fire, you can’t stop him.

  • Click Click

    McHale was the main factor why Lin couldn’t succeed in Houston. Harden was the 2nd main reason.

  • polarity

    Glad I wasn’t the only one who feel the same way about Parson. I never looked at him as J.Lin’s friend.

  • ProLin

    lol sorry , brain fart, LOL… Yes, I agree Deng is scary good especailly on defense when he’s on. This is why I saw so little team interest in him I was surprised. I thought he would be talked up like Bazemore.

  • ProLin

    just look at the sauce. If there’s a leak from “League source”, it’s manufactures. Nets are super secretive; remember how we are so nervous about their intension with Lin even last night? I’m gonna trust Marks to find some quality guys he doesn’t need to overpay.

  • Click Click

    Yup. All these teams spending stupid money on scrubs is not smart. Marks and Atkinson has a plan and they’re sticking to it. Not going to overspend unless they have no choice. They must have a plan B, C, D for backup in each position target.

    I just hope they don’t wait too long. A lot of quality but extremely overpaid players are already spoken for. They need start reeling in someone like Marv and Crabbe asap.

  • PETE B

    i think he would have done it. Philly . but even the politics there was dicey between Brown and MDA . Colangelo is under grand pressure . Philly fans think they got #1 pick equals NBA dynasty

  • PETE B

    Houston is dicey too for obvious reasons . If Hardashian (who I think is a choker) did not play defense or move the ball would he still be catered to by Morey/Les Alexander or would they support Lin like MDA would . Houston Clutchfans voice reonates with media and Morey and Les

  • fungch1218

    76ers has been its worst team record for 3 years.
    I am sick of rumors “Lin goes to Philly”.
    The Sixers didn’t make any offer to Lin in these 3 years but some Lin fans still think it is possible even MDA kept going to interviews with other teams.

    Obviously, they are going to different directions.

    For Lin, he wants to make into Playoffs.

  • ProLin

    I have a feeling they will resort to undrafted FA and D-leaguers if they just can’t get quality vets. They might be looking for Lin’s ability to make guys better to help develop these new guys. There’s also some younger guys he can help out with. Even with an all scrub line up, JLin will win his share of games.

  • Click Click

    Trust in Marks. He may be a new GM, but he’s super smart and had this all planned out for months and months. He also learned from his time in San Antonio to not overspend on scrubs like half this league is doing right now. He wants to find young gems and have Atkinson develop them and Lin lead them to victory.

    I know it’s hard to be patient, especially when the good players are being snatched up on crazy contracts left and right, but I have a feeling that most of the players Marks is targeting haven’t been spoken for yet. He’s just letting the dust settle and then he’ll unleash his $40M cannon, getting players he wants for “cheap.”

    Let’s just wait and see what happens. Not like we can do anything about it anyway lol.

  • ProLin

    Rondo is a smokes screen. His character doesn’t fit Mark’s philosophy; I doubt they really ever were interested in him. If the Nets expressed anything and it got leaked publicly, it’s a smokescreen.

  • ProLin

    what did he say last year?

  • Steppen03

    Hellooo fellow JL7 fans =)

    JL7’s First breakout game was versus The Nets.
    Now, tis will be First breakout season with The Nets =)
    23pt & 8ast >> All Stars >> Deep playoff run .
    #LetsGoNets

  • Steppen03

    N.O. Not a “wise decision.”
    1. MDA is not head coach of Sixers.
    2. Too many rookies with egos to prove.
    3. Franchise is still unpredictable.
    4. New York is better place than Philly. He’s comfortable there. You want the warm and comfort to help through rigorous schedule.
    5. Even if MDA is head coach – he’s not GM, not calling all the shots (like in NY days).

    No Contest.

  • Steppen03

    Coaching is a bit overrated… A good coach is as good as his players. Imagine Popp without Duncan & Parker, MDA without Nash, Kerr without SC30…
    Players and team chemistry runs the show. Coach is important but it’s the players blood and sweat.

  • spiderman

    I think it was something like ~he was better than Lin

  • Maknusia

    I think it was not a done deal yet..then…but they obviously had JLin in their mind when they gave press statements.

    Lin and agents would have wanted to test the market and see what others bring to the table.

  • Maknusia

    yup…both goes hand in hand

  • Maknusia

    yup…KA (Kenny Atkinson) seem to be a player coach, and more of one to one kinda guy. He helps each individual player and brings the best out of them, and do gain their confidence as well….will see…

  • Dan Ang

    Full Circle!

  • joyce ward

    Long time, no post, but i have been following jlin’s FA and I am happy that he signed with the Brooklyn Nets. I think lin is wiser than most players in the league in FA because of all the stuff he has endured. I don’t think a lot of the players in the league would have the resiliency as lin to comeback and become a better player on all levels. I laugh at the idiocy of some of these FA contracts where they payed mediocre players large amounts of money for their mediocrity which eventually will come back to bite them in their butt. Hat’s off to Brooklyn for keeping it real and who are actually vying for a playoff run with jllin at the helm. They have to now, figure out the pieces to build around him.With Kenny Atkinson on board as coach, he seems to want to have guys on the team with good worth ethics, intelligence for the game, and high character guys who realize that it is not about individual stats, but it is about team effort. Side note, as a lin fan, I will not focus or compare his salary to other what other FA’s got. Look at last year, most of the players with those huge salaries, didn’t perform to their salary standards or they became injured. So as a lin fan, I will follow jlin’s lead on his career and just support him in it.

  • Geoffrey

    seems like a back-handed compliment to me…

  • Dan Ang

    True…true!

  • joyce ward

    Thanks:)

  • Maknusia

    lol…you are reading too much into it!

  • Geoffrey

    the reason is the last part “deserves every penny” implies Lin is overpaid. even bench scrub Solomon Hill got more than JLin. on ESPNLA, one of the Kam brothers commented at least 7 out of 10 of their listeners have never heard of Solomon Hill. sad folks…

  • Dan Ang

    True…true!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    ok. i think you’re right. the 76ers did not pick up the option on Marshall’s contract for 2016-17. i think he’s gonna be unemployed and trying to use Lin’s name in his tweet to benefit himself. i never liked Marshall especially after his tweet dissing Lin when Lin was traded to the Lakers

  • Geoffrey

    even Solomon Hill makes more than JLin! can you believe that?

  • Dan Ang

    Your post are always worth reading! Thanks

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i don’t even know who Solomon Hill is but 3/52 is super ridiculous for some no name guy. and that analyst guy Anthony Davis (old player) had the nerves to dis Lin’s contract saying something like “Lin is making what Curry is”

  • Dan Ang

    True true to you not Geoffrey

  • Geoffrey

    why is Solomon Hill paid more than Lin?

  • Maknusia

    yup…key words…guys on the team with good worth ethics, intelligence for the game, and high character guys who realize that it is not about individual stats, but it is about team effort.

    Good to see you back, Joyce 🙂

  • Geoffrey

    can anyone please rationally explain to me why Solomon Hill is paid more than Jeremy? thanks guys.

  • Maknusia

    maybe…but i like to keep things positive…and let the unknown remain unknown 🙂

  • spiderman

    Only good thing about paying high for mediocrity is that those teams are likely to achieve mediocrity. Just wish Lin was paid high for his excellence.

    Nevertheless, Lin with a good coach is a good thing. And with endorsements and an economics degree from Harvard, there’s no worry about his finances.

  • Dan Ang

    I was agreeing with the comment about reading too much into Marshall’s comment.

  • Maknusia

    do we really need to compare….in my worklife, I have never compared salary with a colleague or subordinates…

    Its truly wrong to compare one against another…but its okay, to highlight that Lin should have been paid better….but there are so many unknown on the contract…like bonus…need to achieve, etc….

  • Geoffrey

    i see your point but next thing you know, a guy like Joe Engles will get a fatter contract than Lin…

  • Geoffrey

    wonder if KHuang feels Solomon Hill got a “fair contract”?

  • Maknusia

    lol….at one of my former working place…..this was some time back…..I had like 7 staffs reporting to me, and 6 of them were paid more than me! I was never bitter and really happy for them….just because I was paid lesser make me to be bitter against them…rather was glad they were part of my high performance team

  • Dan Ang

    Who cares who Soloman Hill is. Not our concern. JLin has the third year option. First year is to feel things out. Second year, the Nets go ham, which means bonus in full effect!

  • Maknusia

    yeah…I think the third year option is smart!

  • casual bb fan

    IMO no rationale but let me try, haha. IMO, a lot of these contracts are inflated for some weird reasons intentional or unintentionally not for Basketball reason but for ‘Basketball reasons’ on the weird side. Eg. Most of the players agents are just marketing people with no bb sense but pure Lobbyist in the corridor of power. In these connection those overvalued contracts have no real intrinsic Basketball value but inflated values to take care of the numerous cuts, kickbacks, side kicks and whatever you may call such unseen expenses . Sorry for the rants. Haha cheers.

  • joyce ward

    You have to understand that the NBA thrives on mediocrity. One you understand that, then you will see that lin has become very wise to the NBA and he plays the game very well lin getting what he wants, no matter how NBA views things. That’s why I say, I will always support lin, because he is playing the political game very well in the NBA.

  • casual bb fan

    Lol, an interesting take on the nature and current state of the NBA and how it thrives . Haha

  • joyce ward
  • BB Fan

    Lin’s twitter followers instantly increased from 1.5m to 1.8m after the announcement of him joining the Nets. New Yorkers trully love Lin and I foresee that the NJ Nets Barclay Centre will buzzing and packed each home game as Linsanity 2 unfolding this season.

  • BB Fan

    Bill has great sense of humor. hahaha

  • joyce ward

    Everything in the US has an agenda. It is like playing chess. It is based o how well you play the game and how you outplay your opponent. It’s just that simple

  • casual bb fan

    Lol, are you going on a fishing trip try and get the usual ‘feel’ of the matter from that smart and wise man of bb? Haha cheers

  • BB Fan

    In less than a day, Lin is already following Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, the young Nets SG. Good team building even before hitting the court, Lin. 🙂

  • Deadfish Longkang

    Joyce!!

  • Deadfish Longkang

    looks good to me

  • Deadfish Longkang

    actually i love this better. He was closer to Atkinson than MDA. Also we get to troll Melo/Dolan and the Knicks. But actually I like the potz, but too bad he is with them

  • Maknusia

    wow! cool…more voice!

  • casual bob fan

    Lol, once my company engaged a renowned US consultant architects designer. That guy always praise his design as a masterpiece and declared unchallengely that his team has done a fabulous job. Of course the design fees were exorbitant. It was just a chess move to charge high fees. But alas the design doesn’t match with the local climate and cultural considerations etc…It turned out a waste of effort. Haha

  • Deadfish Longkang

    I wonder how many Linsainty Knicks fans are going to reactivate and perhaps switch sides.

  • Deadfish Longkang

    that is because has taken a smaller contact to allow the team to rebuild. He trust the organisation and coach enough to do this. I hope this pays off and the NETS get loaded with 2 more good players

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    also, $12M is like the league minimum when guys are getting $20M now. so for marshall to say Lin deserves every penny of it kinda seem like he is saying Lin deserves the league’s minimum. sounds like marshall

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    re-Joyce

  • adele

    I read relevant posts. And i post something relevant and express myself and my support to Lin and his team when they ( i mean coach, FO and teammates) treat him well. About the money, maybe the fans should be out of it. Maybe they should not talk about money at all. That’s between Lin, his agent and team manager/owner of the team. Whatever Lin agreed on that side, we cannot discuss or grumble and blame anybody about it. All we can do is pray and give them moral support instead of bashing anybody and saying something negative. I just hope some people are really sincere in being a Lin fan. There are some others who I feel are not really Lin fan at all.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I don’t think real Knicks fan will switch side, although I think they will be following Lin since Lin will always have a soft spot in their heart because of what happen 4 years ago and all the excitement.

    I think the casual fan who started watching Lin, because of the Linsanity excitement, will be the one coming back, specially if Lin does well.

    The Knicks Nets rivalry will be insane.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    A small part of it is his age..They are banking on the fact that he may be still young to improve.

    But more importantly, they are hoping that with more playing time, he should put up respectable starter’s statistics.

    They are going off his performance in the playoff, which was much better than his career’s statistics.

    It is surely a huge gamble….My guess is they’ve been watching him closely and truly feel all he needs is playing time and minutes.

  • adele

    Maybe we don’t put some very high expectations going into the games because this will put pressure on Lin and the team and even to ourselves. We can just pray and simply enjoy watching Lins games. Be excited in watching his games.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Does anyone know what are these “trade kickers and Bonus”

    My guess is that if Lin put up very good stats like 17ppg and 7 assist, he may get some type of extra money?…Maybe if he makes the All Star?

    That’s the downside of the deal..If Lin plays somewhere close to Linsanity, this contract will be considered a real bad one…Maybe the bonus and kickers would make it more acceptable.

  • Lin Dunn

    Trade kicker aka bonus = if Nets decide to trade Lin, Nets have to give him extra $$$. This is Lin’s insurance against being traded. Melo’s contract with the Knicks included a trade kicker bonus.

  • freemind

    It went up to 1.8mil during his Asia trip.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what did marshal tweeted when Lin got traded to the Lakers?

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    forgot but it was 2 years ago when the Lakers waived Marshall to make room for Lin similar to how the Nets waived Jack to make room for Lin now. both very salty

  • Arsenium12 .

    A note about the “trade kicker” clause …

    Thaddeus Young, who was just traded to the Indiana Pacers by the Nets, had a “trade kicker” clause in his contract. The amount was 15%. In other words, he is entitled to a bonus equal to 15 percent of what he is owed on the guaranteed remainder of his contract, when traded. In Young’s case, that amounted to $4.4 million.

    Nets Daily also says, in their June 23 article, that the Nets aren’t receiving any players back in the trade. So :

    1) the deal will have to wait until after July 1 to become official and
    2) it would give the Nets another $11 million or so in cap space for next season after Young gets paid a trade kicker.

    That will bring the total cap space that the Nets have to $50+ million, enough for two max player contracts …

    See : http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/2/15/11009092/trade-bonuses-could-complicate-brooklyn-nets-trade-picture

  • KHuang

    Center.

    But what I can’t figure out is why Solomon Hill is worth so much more than incoming Nets center Justin Hamilton. Must be the racial thing.

    Hamilton produces so much more than Hill does.

    Actually, Hamilton produces so much more than so many highly paid centers do.

  • KHuang

    I think he’s grossly overpaid.

  • KHuang

    “Smart and wise”?

    That’s not me. I’m not THAT good.

  • KHuang

    Superb post as usual.

  • t8kit2dMAX

    I guess this was my premonition that’s why I had Lopez on the big screen
    https://youtu.be/DKPkJj136lM

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a bit more on “trade kicker” clauses from Larry C***’s NBA collective bargaining FAQ :

    Teams are permitted to write a bonus called a “trade bonus” (sometimes referred to as a “trade kicker”) into contracts. This bonus is paid to the player when he is traded, but only upon his first trade and not upon any subsequent trades (in the case of a sign-and-trade, they don’t count the initial trade when the contract is signed).

    The trade bonus can be defined as a specific dollar amount, a specific percentage of the remaining value of the contract, or some combination (e.g., “$1 million or 10% of the remaining value of the contract, whichever is less”). In either case, the actual amount cannot exceed 15% of the remaining value of the contract.

    For more details, see FAQ question #98 : http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm

  • David Kim

    Allen Crabbe
    Allen Crabbe – Verified account ‏@allencrabbe

    ALWAYS STAY HUMBLE!
    4:52 PM – 30 Jun 2016

    I really want nets sign Allen Crabbe…
    If Nets offer 17-18mils/year, its hard to match for blazers which they just signed Turner…

  • Charlie Sun

    LInsanity returns to New York? The Knicks get to witness just how much they messed up handling JLin? Is this a dream?

  • hchao

    The keywords Nets GM and head coach have mentioned repeatedly: “undervalued players.”

  • David Kim

    NetsDaily.com
    NetsDaily.com – ‏@NetsDaily

    And we now have 17,391 followers on Twitter. That’s more than a sellout at Barclays (17,732). Thanks to our fans (and Jeremy’s)
    6:46 AM – 2 Jul 2016

  • Whitman Lam

    Sorry, but Deng signed with Lakers this morning.

  • Ace Pagoda

    Give Jimmer Fredette a chance. He can absolutely shoot. JLin can use his newly acquired SG skills when Fredette is in. Now Nets can penetrate and shoot from two guard positions. When JLin drives he has a great shooter to kick out to. Fredette would come cheap so no financial risk and would be highly motivated to prove himself. Main doubt would be his passing ability (I don’t know how good of a passer he is) and if he plays with JLin can he stay in front of a quick opposing PG.

  • David Kim

    I like this line up too..
    Marvin williams

    Lin/Crabbe/Bog/Williams/Brook

  • BobbyH

    Don’t be surprised if one of the opening games of 2016-2017 is Nets vs Knicks at Barclay Center.

  • David Kim

    Yup

  • Guest

    Game tickets will be much more expensive. Can not afford going to the games anymore, just watch on tv, too bad.

  • grover chang

    Agreed. Urgency is the tool of the devil. Worse business decisions have been made under the pressure of urgency and fear. Don’t forget to think.

  • sport

    Just adding Lin will raise the ticket prices that much? wow

  • Jamie

    people are not calling every player overpaid stop trolling lol
    but some players actually are overpaid
    and every NBA fan is calling them over paid so we’ll call them overpaid if we feel they are
    there is nothing wrong with that
    Don’t tell us what to do or what not to do

  • Jamie

    Not really. There still are other players
    overpaying those players are just stupid
    there are still players out there to sign so having 40m is not stupid at all at this point

  • Jamie

    Okay there
    if you wanna be humble, all caps is probably not the way to go

  • KHuang

    Uptown vs Chinatown

    brutal

  • Jamie

    OH YES!!
    20 Harrison barns
    15 Pau Gasol
    5 Green
    8 Tyler

  • KHuang

    That kind of workplace salary discrimination already happened to Lin last offseason.

  • Jamie

    Twitter is banned in China though, so probably taiwan

  • Jamie

    He is a small forward

  • DrewBear2

    I’m guessing it has more to do with the big jump in salary cap.

  • Jamie

    I feel like that was a done deal way before FA started
    Bonus and trade kicker or even Player option seemed to be added after seeing all these ridiculous figures had been thrown at scrubs like solomon Hill

  • Rick James

    nba is about marketting, about image and perception than about actual talent. If you’re a point guard, it will be much harder to get paid well, because there are many amazing point guards in the league. On the other hand, a player with the body type of chandler parsons, nicholas batum are considered automatic max players…even though they suck! There are not many 6’9, long athletic players who can shoot well, and defend. So all parsons and batum have to do is to pretend that they can do some of these things even a little bit, and BAM! max contract for you, max contract for you, even max contract for YOU! This is why a guy like solomon hill is getting paid so much money….not because of talent but because of PERCEPTION of talent for the position they play. Why else would batum and chandler parsons who have NEVER in their life even gotten ONE all star selection be given a max contract??

  • takeme2cruz

    League pass will go up too as it does every year.

  • DrewBear2

    July 1: Adrian Wojnarowski Verified account ‏@WojVerticalNBA
    “As free agency gets started, Portland RFA guard Allen Crabbe has changed representation. He hired Aaron Mintz and Ty Sullivan of CAA Sports.”

    July 2: Sixers Nation ‏@Sixers_Nation_
    “Per a #Sixers source, the Sixers are close to signing SF Allen Crabbe to a near max 4 year deal.”

  • Jedi

    Not sure about the math, but sure, whatever!

  • knibb

    Just watched a somewhat silly but better than I expected DVD titled Trainwreck where LeBron James was quite good playing himself while Amar’e Stoudemire should stick with basketball.

  • DrewBear2

    Nets don’t seem like they’re going for max players. They want some semblance of depth and guys hungry to overachieve. Many players who just signed a huge contract tend to underachieve.

  • Ben Johnson
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A dream comes true. Thank God!

  • Elon Musk
  • psalm234

    @JLin7 thanked #Hornets fans for his #MostEnjoyableSeasoninNBA #LinMohawkKids in reddit

    jlin7
    Man, thank you guys for embracing me last year. It really was my most enjoyable season in the NBA, and a big part of that was because of the fans (especially the kids who showed up with mohawks lol). It was awesome to be a part of a season that surpassed expectations and brought the city its first playoff win in years. I will always cherish my time in Charlotte, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to continue seeing what I can do as a basketball player. Thank you Buzz City!!

    https://np.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4qrwmu/jeremy_lin_we_will_never_forget_what_you_did_for/d4w5yb9
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749267117032165376

  • pero_square

    Yeah, sure.

    A sweet dream(playoffs) for Lin and Nets and a nightmare(complete humiliation) for Knicks.

  • psalm234

    Robin Lundberg is one staunch Lin defender

    ‏@robinlundberg Actually only about a 5 because I think you have to be really delusional or angry to think that was bad deal.Robin Lundberg added,
    > @JMintzHoops: scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the worst, how bad have your mentions been because you’ve been positive about Lin to Bk
    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/749263246041812994

  • pero_square

    lol nice comeback

    Robin is a real good dude. Always has a kind word for Lin.

  • Elon Musk

    JLIN:

    Man, thank you guys for embracing me last year. It really was my most enjoyable season in the NBA, and a big part of that was because of the fans (especially the kids who showed up with mohawks lol). It was awesome to be a part of a season that surpassed expectations and brought the city its first playoff win in years. I will always cherish my time in Charlotte, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity to continue seeing what I can do as a basketball player. Thank you Buzz City!!

    https://np.reddit.com/r/CharlotteHornets/comments/4qrwmu/jeremy_lin_we_will_never_forget_what_you_did_for/d4w5yb9

  • David Kim

    I sometimes feel bad for him… He gets many criticism from Lin’s haters or doubters whenever he praises Lin..

  • ProLin

    Yup, looks like laker wooed him with max dollars. Not sure if Nets is willing to pay that much for him.

  • HVJoy

    What a classy man Lin is! No wonder we fans love him.

    Thank You, Psalm234, for being a great ambassador for Lin fans, and a super “PR rep” for Lin on the social media!

  • Ben Johnson

    Down goes Djokovic!!! My boy Federer has a decent shot of winning this thing now!

  • DX

    Does any one know a web page has all the FA contract list?

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    It turns out you can measure the level of JEALOUSY in the NBA by the number of “HAHA” used in the tweet
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749273628957483009

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO……

  • psalm234

    we learn something new everyday LOL

  • Brent Yen

    Guess who is laughing and working hard right now? LOL

  • Epie

    NBA.com has it’s list but the list gets updated like once a week or something. This page gets updated more often. http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2016-nba-free-agent-tracker-where-players-are-going-whos-still-available/

  • Briiick

    We really don’t need to pay attention to biased attention seekers.

  • Phoenix Rising
  • Love Lin

    2 typical cases of sour grapes..

  • Jamie

    He pretty much lost his job because the Nets wanted Lin
    he has every right to be salty haha
    he’s pretty much done in the NBA lol

  • Jamie

    Not bad at this point I’ll take Lee to but he definitely would be overpaid if he gets more than Lin

  • CJSHYY

    I am not sure Nets can get him bc he wants 14M & there’s lots of teams want him too.

  • Alaingrvis
  • DrewBear2

    Is the opening day roster limit still at 13 active + 2 inactive?

    “Right now, the Nets have eight players under contract. In order of salary, that’s Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin, Bojan Bogdanovic, Justin Hamilton, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert, Chris McCullough, Sean Kilpatrick and Isaiah Whitehead. They have tendered a qualifying offer to Markel Brown as well and given at least two of their summer league invites –Yogi Ferrell and Egidjius Mockevicius– small guarantees.

    There’s a lot of room to maneuver … and a lot of space to fill.”

  • psalm234

    true, but at the same time it’s important to expose the jealous people
    it might deter the next jealous players from doing the same thing

  • CJSHYY

    I hope Boston will not get him.

  • DrewBear2

    Nothing deters stupidity, especially when it only takes some clicks on a phone.

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, seriously, we don’t need Horford in our division as a competitor

  • ViNuyork

    just like METS vs YANKees 🙂 🙂

  • Ben Johnson
  • psalm234

    Amazing to see how many classy #Hornets fans wished @JLin7 well in his next journey w/ the #Nets. Didn’t happen w/ his last 3 teams #respect
    @JLin7, here is a collage of appreciation & well-wishes by awesome #Hornets fans for your next journey #BuzzCity

    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749281457114198017
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/749262895305805826

  • DrewBear2

    Thanks. I count 10 names on the list from the netsdaily link. Seems like they could afford Crabbe (who they seem to like a lot) and still have enough to fill out the roster. I just don’t know what they usually start with in the summer to whittle down to 15 by October.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! If you check the comments from Lin’s thank you tweet to Hornets you will see lots of Hornets fans good wishes for Lin. Really nice of them.

  • Lin Dunn

    J Jack tweeted Haaaa, and nothing else. I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

  • wu kong

    FYI: free agent tracker…. nicely done chart of FA’s click on headings to re sort… sort by name or position etc…. http://interactive.nydailynews.com/2016/07/nba-free-agent-tracker/

  • Lin Dunn

    Lee won’t be too bad of an acquisition for Nets. Just don’t understand LA lakers and Nets share similar win/loss last yr, Lakers is signing up FA left and right. Nets has been relatively quiet since Lin accepted offer, Of course this is still early.

  • wu kong

    Red