Jeremy Lin going to the Charlotte Hornets

“Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me. After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I’ll be joining the Charlotte Hornets. My journey has never looked the way I (or anyone else) thought it would, but God has always worked things out for my good and I am confident that he will continue to do so. I want to thank Coach Clifford and the Hornets organization for this opportunity – for taking the time to talk to me, understanding my game, and most importantly, making it clear they believe in me. For those of you who have been patiently waiting for news, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for joining me on this journey. To the Lakers organization and the city of Los Angeles, thank you for your support this past season. I have no idea what is coming next, but I promise I will do everything in my power to contribute to this team and to improve as a player and as a person. Here’s to the next chapter! ‪#‎audienceofOne‬ ‪#‎BuzzCity‬


https://twitter.com/thesuitedmonk88/status/618960224578351104 https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/618962534855380992 Greg Lau Will you be backing up Kemba or doing more shooting guard? Hornets could use both I think.
Jeremy Lin 林書豪 They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!



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  • Alain Gervais

    wow

  • David Kim

    First

  • blubell

    Woohoo

  • Brent Yen

    YES!

  • Charlie S

    So yea, I don’t think anyone saw this coming

  • real-dsb

    just wanted to get a placeholder new thread. Please edit psalm or brent or other mods

  • Brent Yen

    Wondering how much is that contract

  • David Kim

    Nobody imagined this happening…

  • Alain Gervais

    lol going to college in north carolina so what does that mean

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    What is the roster like?

  • Alain Gervais

    lin and kiminsky and jordan

  • David Kim

    Starting or back up?

  • JoeTeam

    glad to be here when the news hit, it’s been a bit of a drag to read all the conjecture. This proves it – we fans know nothing lol.

  • Alain Gervais

    kenba walker unless he is sg

  • real-dsb

    Lin is so DECEPTIVE!

  • I am The Jason

    Robin Lundberg retweeted the FB announcement. Congrats to my homie. No one on this board saw this coming. I can see him and Kemba working in the backcourt.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder what the terms are? Hope it’s either good or he has a player option next year and can opt out to enter FA again.

  • 1mtoldman

    “Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin announced he is signing with the Hornets. Really like that move for them.” tim bontemps

  • Brent Yen

    That Hornet color guy was so bad to Lin….

  • Rick Johnson

    Deceptively quick. Learning about deception from Nash

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Go hornets! I’m going to like their Facebook page. Show them the power of lin fans and show them they made the right decision!

  • real-dsb

    according to this, Hornet have no cap space, so I’m guessing 1 yr minimum

    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/charlotte-hornets-team-salary/

  • Alain Gervais

    they must of promise him something. maybe its him and kemba back court

  • Rick Johnson
  • Bearness

    You are not kidding.

  • sport

    Funny, I just got off work and just in time to get this news! I really wasn’t fond of the rumored choices, glad he chose the Hornets with a coach who learned under Mike D’Antoni!

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s fine. Show his stuff and come out a FA in 2016.

  • blubell

    Jlin will win hearts and minds

  • real-dsb

    I’m predicting Lin’s new BF on the Hornets: Frank Kaminsky. They’re both kind of laid back, but really funny guys, great locker room presences.

  • Charlie S

    “Clifford’s philosophy is players can’t perform playing only spot minutes.”

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article9267212.html#storylink=cpy

    Wonder what that means for JLin?

  • Alain Gervais
  • I am The Jason

    No Shame in being swerved by a Harvard Grad.

  • Rick Johnson
  • real-dsb

    well, at least Eastern Conf, I’m happy with that

  • Riddick

    You’ll be spending $$?

  • zxcvb

    This is the part I really, really like:

    “I want to thank Coach Clifford and the Hornets organization for this opportunity – for taking the time to talk to me, understanding my game, and most importantly, making it clear they believe in me.

  • JT

    ugh, i’m scared because he’s probably playing backup on a eastern conference lottery team. I’m afraid he won’t have the chance to show his skills.

  • sport

    Yes Lin will be able to make playoffs alot easier in Eastern Conference! Smart choice! West Conference too stacked for any team to give him a legit starting position and chance to lead his own team!

  • real-dsb

    what does that mean? because no one will notice because of the DeAndre drama?

    that’s prob why Lin announced now. He doesn’t need the attention.

  • Alain Gervais

    no the mass wanted him and deandre. lol

  • real-dsb

    on the contrary, he will have better stats in EC

  • Rick Johnson

    So from Beck’s post he can get $3.376 mil?

    https://twitter.com/HowardBeck/status/618938336649084928

  • Alain Gervais

    mass=mavs

  • Riddick

    Ya, not too happy about the bakup…if that is the case. Hope otherwise!

  • rookie75094

    Wow… I am watching the Hornets playing Orlando summer league right now….go Jlin!!!!

  • real-dsb

    you mad he didn’t end up on sixers? 😉

  • Grace Nsns

    That means 2-3M, should be a short or 1+1 contract

  • sport

    Hornets was way better choice than Sixers. No way would JLin sign under a GM who learned under Morey!

  • blubell

    This hornet signing is creating quite a buzz 😉

  • Alain Gervais

    it was o left field and mavs wanted him

  • Alain Gervais

    double jeopardy for the mavs right now

  • Alain Gervais

    mavs will tank next year

  • real-dsb

    Oh, okay. LOL

  • redking79

    Not really liking the Hornets signing. On the surface their roster doesn’t seem to have players who fit well with Lin’s game, but there’s probably unknown stuff brewing under the surface that Lin liked.

  • I am The Jason

    I see what u did there. 🙂

  • Grace Nsns

    and peanut money.

  • sport

    Yup no JLin and no D Jordan LOL with an aging Dirk. Good Luck!

  • Bearness

    I really want to support this decision, but….
    1. Kemba would be starting pg
    2. Salary can’t be that high
    3. Hornets are not a contender
    So, what could be the logic?

  • JoeTeam

    we don’t care anymore, and I’m glad Parsons is not in JLin’s life still.

  • zxcvb

    Only three coaches praised Lin this past year:

    – Steve Clifford (Hornets)
    – Brad Stevens (Celtics)
    – Brett Brown (Sixers)

    Lin signed with Clifford and the Hornets. Wise move. Join the coach who will AT LEAST judge you fairly and let you earn the starter role eventually.

  • 1mtoldman

    cute

  • Alain Gervais

    yes lets move on

  • real-dsb

    oh wait, Lin backup? hmm

  • Brent Yen

    I will wait and see, but Lin made the decision…we just support!!

  • John Lee

    Disqus allows edits…

  • Alain Gervais

    tired of them

  • Dan Cohen

    when did clifford learned under mda?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba comes back from an injury and his stats is unknown.

  • JoeTeam

    And maybe MDA had a few phone calls to heighten the ties.

  • Grace

    wow. Mike D’Antoni was hanging around CHA for a while right? is my memory right?

  • Arsenium12 .
  • 1mtoldman

    i think so

  • JoeTeam

    very much why I made zero comments pre-now. There’s no point in speculating on JLin’s thought processes – we are just fans so we support.

  • Alain Gervais

    lmao hahahhahahahahha

  • Alain Gervais

    Lets goooooo!! #BuzzCity

    A photo posted by Jeremy Lin (@jlin7) on Jul 8, 2015 at 6:19pm PDT

  • Brent Yen

    Lin signed with MLE?

  • Alain Gervais

    i think

  • JJ Hui

    I am very happy because Lin will not share the same court with CP!

  • Alain Gervais

    lin posted a pick on instragram idk how to post it

  • Brent Yen

    so 5.46 mil max for Lin

  • Rick Johnson

    Are they Hornets or Bobcats?

  • zxcvb

    Lin’s audition for the Hornets…I guess he passed Clifford’s test!

  • Alain Gervais

    hornets

  • I am The Jason

    Lin chose the team farthest away from the Lakers. That hilarious.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    for how much?

  • CaliUSMC

    wuts mle?

  • Charlie S

    An interview with Steve Clifford back in 2014. Sounds like strong Center and PG play is vital.

    Q: Offensively, you said it’s in the right direction the past 25 games. What are you looking for?

    A: Within the offense, you need balance. For us, our post-up game is the best part of our offense. Not just Al scoring, but us being able to score on cuts and things off him, which is good because he’ll make the right play.

    The second-best part of our offense is Kemba’s pick-and-roll game, which he’s done a really good job at. He’s still scoring but his assist-to-turnover numbers are way up over the last month or so.

    Then, you have to have as many ways to score as possible — screening, five-man basketball — because when you play the best defensive teams, if you’re just doing the same thing over and over again, they will take it away.

  • JoeTeam

    is that calculated from new max?

  • JT

    has to be, i don’t see why he would play backup on a eastern team that is not good, probably offered the most money

  • Dan Cohen

    don’t be so sure.. we don’t know.. he might be backup..his salary is only 5 mil.. too low.

  • 1mtoldman

    quite possible: basically the hornets didn’t have a shooting guard last year (they thought it was going to be lance stephenson but that didn’t work out) ; walker is actually more of a shooting guard….shoots a lot! scores a lot but doesn’t really get many assists for time on court.

    also: he games played have declined each year in the league (as has his shooting %)–and there (at least at this time as far as i know) are no other guards of any consequence there on the team current or promised to sign–troy daniels is playing in the summer league.

  • zxcvb

    I forgot Jeremy Lamb is now on the Hornets! Good to see them reunited…they had good chemistry. Nic Batum is another ideal Lin-Ball team player.

  • Bearness

    There is no way they will let Lin start over Kemba unless Kemba literally can’t play due to injury.

  • Alain Gervais

    i think lin will start next to kemba walker the other guards they have is obviously kenba walker then its jeremy lamb and pj hairston

  • Brent Yen

    It is MLE, so…a fix value….

  • Promo Sports World

    he will be either the first off of the bench or the starting guard with kemba…minutes = good play and better deal next year…nothing left to see here. an interesting day indeed

  • 1mtoldman

    no guards of any consequence.

  • Bearness

    Lin back up in a team like Spurs is one thing, but on Hornets?

  • Brent Yen

    Mid-Level Exception

  • JT

    who plays SG for charlotte?

  • Alain Gervais

    he will likely start i look at their guard depth its pretty bad

  • Rick Johnson

    Eric PincusVerified account
    ‏@EricPincus
    The Charlotte Hornets have up to the $5.46 mil MLE for Jeremy Lin @BBallInsiders
    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/618957694649503745

  • Alain Gervais

    jeremy lamb and pj hairston. i think lin will start at sg

  • leeda harun

    hehe….true

  • Promo Sports World

    lots of SF on that team….could see lamb and kemba being the UCONN backcourt lol

  • zxcvb

    Yes! No guarantees, but I’m glad he chose a coach who is on record as appreciating his game outside of Linsanity.

  • JoeTeam

    ok I will look up mid-level exception. Hope he didn’t sign up for too many years.

  • 1mtoldman

    has played declining number of games each year and declining shooting % and more a shooter than a assist man. and no other guards of any consequnce on the roster im aware of. (tho f.a. moves could have changed that ).

  • JT

    really? then it is possible that he starts

  • Dan Cohen

    no.. NY is

  • Alain Gervais

    kemba is more of a sg anyways

  • Dan Cohen

    correction.. Toronto

  • I guess JLin can be SG or dual PG with Kemba.
    Or Kemba might get traded? But that’s unlikely

  • 1mtoldman

    yes (just not a very good one)

  • Charlie S

    Wait, didn’t JLin play against Walker back in college?

  • Dan Cohen

    so he is earning 5.46 per year???
    too low!

  • Alain Gervais

    yea i think he will because it don’t add up to his goals if he don’t

  • Bearness

    haha, true that.

  • zxcvb

    A little disappointed because Sixers were the only guaranteed starter spot. But I trust Lin’s judgment and he chose one of the three best coaches for him, IMO.

  • Brent Yen

    LMAO

  • 1mtoldman

    walker shoots first; his assist totals are not much different than lins with short minutes and poor usage in l.a.

    also; walker’s games played and shooting % have declined each of his seasons in the league.

    and (as far as i know) there are no other guards sg or pg period of any consequence on roster.

  • MJ must have liked Jeremy Lin enough to approve the signing.
    I wonder if MJ will comment anytime soon

  • Rick Johnson

    I think he showed Walker up in the UCONN game.

  • real-dsb

    Lin’s FB comment: “Jeremy Lin 林書豪 Gotta go where they want you! Charlotte really believes in me and made it very clear.”

  • Jack

    As an UCONN fan, this is dream come true. Get to watch JLIN, Kemba, and Jeremy Lamb all on the same team.

  • Charlie S

  • real-dsb

    yeah, but unfortunately MJ has a pretty bad track record as GM

  • Brent Yen

    They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!! —-JLIN

  • kassiek

    He is giving the ans that we want on his latest facebook post. He will be no. 7 again

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I’m right that JLin has surprised us again. He chose a team that none of us has expected:-) Go JLin! Support you no matter what!!!! Please please anyone gives us info about Hornets. Know nothing about the org nor his team members. Have to relearn about everything again:-)

  • Alain Gervais

    we’ve learned these last 3 years go to where you are wanted or else

  • Bearness

    Amen to that.

  • BobbyH

    It stops here now.

  • Charlie S

    MJ also was a terrible basketball player in the beginning. He can turn it around.

  • 1mtoldman

    walker has put up declining numbers both in terms of games played and shooting % each year in the league; and there aren’t any other guards of consequence shooting or point im aware on the current roster.

    its a good opportunity. no hot dog players here.

  • pero_square

    Very unexpected. I wish our boy the best.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Greg Lau Will you be backing up Kemba or doing more shooting guard? Hornets could use both I think.
    Like · Reply · 6 · 9 mins
    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!
    Unlike · 74 · 4 mins

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think a single person (Lin fan or media) mentioned Hornets as a possibility, right?

  • zxcvb

    1) Fair, good coach whom Lin has talked to and been praised by this season.
    2) Weak Eastern conference.
    3) Hornets not tanking.
    4) Two stretch bigs (Kaminsky and Hawes).
    5) 6th man role for now…maybe more if Kemba’s knee slows him down again.

  • Alain Gervais

    nba pulse lin is number 3

  • Brent Yen

    This

  • Dan Cohen

    That

  • Bearness

    That

  • Dan Cohen

    I like 17

  • Bearness

    xD

  • real-dsb

    “Jeremy Lin 林書豪 My
    free agency goals were to find the right fit and a place where I could
    be most empowered to be the player I believe I can be. After having
    multiple discussions, Charlotte was the obvious choice!”

  • Grace Nsns

    They seem having a lot half-court offense, not much fast-break, prob htey’re going to have more run&gun

  • Promo Sports World

    low pressure – high impact opportunity for jeremy.

  • leeda harun

    indeed.really a surprise

  • Alain Gervais

    someone ask if he will start

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop! I did say that JLin would surprise us and he did:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Not going to be many nationally covered games for Charlotte. Going to have to get League Pass

  • Charlie S

    Yes! No more late games to watch. Thank god he’s back East.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually after lance stephensons fail gerald henderson was there primary shooting guard last year but he gone (as is fp noah vonleh)–as far as i know and hard to keep up with this stuff this time of year the players mentioned below awa troy daniels are all playing on the summer league team.

    i see (baring unforseen developments) lots of opporutnity for guard court time here

  • JJ Hui

    I guess Michael Jordan is the owner!

  • real-dsb

    Jeremy, will you start?

  • zxcvb

    “They want me at both the 1 and the 2”

    YES. This is great news.

  • Alain Gervais

    on Facebook come on now

  • pero_square

    Chinese fans on Baidu have mixed reaction to this signing. Some of them think it’s career suicide for Lin because Charlotte is a small market. smh they need to chill.

  • Rick Johnson

    Not Dallas huh? They would have started him. Or did he know Jordan was pulling out and then they’d suck? Maybe Parsons warned him?

  • Grace Nsns

    got to renew mine, lol

  • real-dsb

    as opposed to a big market like Houston or LA

  • Alain Gervais

    its a bit risky. but less then the mavs

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I would had rather see LIN in Philly or even back in New York Knicks since he’d be starting there for sure with no competition.

    Maybe they plan on playing a 2 guard system but that create its own problem..Will Lin be playing off the ball as a shooting guard?

  • GoodDayLA

    I was wrong about Rich Cho after bashing him earlier today haha

  • Charlie S

    Probably wasn’t sure if Dallas could have done a S&T to begin with

  • pero_square

    I hear ya, my fellow east coast bro.

    East coast is beast coast!

  • I am The Jason

    Apparently they have not being following this FA where players prefer Milwaukee over NY and LA.

  • He made his genius signing now 🙂

  • real-dsb

    nah Jordan’s going to the Clippers

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • Rick Johnson
  • JoeTeam

    JLin is on TV, that’s all that matters. Minutes and respect of coach.

  • zxcvb

    As a West Coast guy, I’m happy too. Finish work…turn the TV/computer right on!

  • Alain Gervais

    don’t care anymore

  • Alain Gervais

    the mavs season died in a couple of hours

  • David Kim

    Mavs is messed up now…

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahahahahhaha

  • pero_square

    Oh for sure. I just don’t trust Cuban and CP25. Not after Morey and BS. This business is cutthroat.

  • CaliUSMC

    Please change the ugly purple/gold on this site asap thanks 😀

  • Alain Gervais

    so much unanswered questions on the hornets

  • David Kim

    Maybe lin starting pg walker sg?

  • John Lee

    FIRST THINGS FIRST.

    Let’s change the color motif of the site to teal!!!

  • Alain Gervais

    he should start with those guards they have

  • CaliUSMC

    Ya ya yaaaaaaaa

  • BobbyH

    Lin: “They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!”

    Sounds like a starting PG/SG.

  • Alain Gervais

    kemba is too short to guard sg

  • Chopz

    Just turned on the computer and went to espn to check: Lin with the Hornets, Wow! Free from Byron, Kobe, and the Lakers finally……… What a relief.

  • Charlie S

    From JLin facebook. “Respect his game and plan on doing damage playing alongside [Walker]”

    Sounds like some PG/SG time

  • Alain Gervais

    I’m hoping and sounds likely

  • real-dsb

    it can still be purple, just change the yellow to teal!

  • Alain Gervais

    ok he said it

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Michael Zhu care to share your thought process on joining the hornets? i personally felt like you would have a bigger role on the mavs and possibly become the starting PG since your competition would only be JJ barea (who i think you’re better than and would beat out for the starting PG spot). whereas on the hornets, you’ll be playing behind kemba and be in a seemingly lesser role.
    Like · Reply · 6 · 11 mins
    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 My number 1 priority was finding the best opportunity to get the most minutes playing my style of play. Wont get too much into it, but Charlotte was by far the best choice. Spoke to Coach Clifford for a couple hours and really understands my game. I feel like he will bring out the best in me.
    Like · 61 · 6 mins

  • Alain Gervais

    lins aaaa starttteeerrrr hahahahahahahahha

  • 1mtoldman

    see my posts scattered thru here but the bottom line is: hornets dont really have any strong guards.

    walker last years starting point guard has played declining minutes each year with injuries and is more a shooting guard and they dont have any shooting guards as the two they used last year are gone from the team.

    so it is a good opporutnity. there should be plenty of guard court time. whether starting or not playing point or 2 guard.

    also low key environment. and no big name big ego players here. its a modest group. key players are center all jefferson and…i guess walker (if you can call him that) and oh they got nicholas batum from wherever, he should be a starter.

    draft pick frank (tank) kaminsky is looking good in summer league.

  • Alain Gervais

    what a day this has been. a day i will remember for a long time wow

  • real-dsb
  • Arsenium12 .

    The colour commentator for the Hornets’ TV broadcasts is Stephen Curry’s father, Del …

    The Charlotte Hornets announced in a press release (May 28, 2015) that Dell Curry, currently color commentator during Hornets TV broadcasts, is having his role with the team expanded. Curry will not only remain the team’s color commentator, but will also become a team ambassador, and their Special Projects Advisor.

    See : http://www.atthehive.com/2015/5/28/8683889/charlotte-hornets-dell-curry-expand

  • Charlie S
  • BobbyH

    Lin’s NBA journey is never short of drama.

  • real-dsb

    wait $4M for 2 yrs? that’s terrible. The 2nd yr better be player option.

  • Rick Johnson

    @kc1nyk ‏@kc1nyk 3m3 minutes ago
    Report: #Hornets PG Jeremy Lin’s deal is 2 years, $4 million +.
    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/618962660013510656

  • MEL LIN

    I did nahhhhhhhhh

  • JoeTeam

    I’m sure one Chinese Hornets fan said it 🙂

  • ok.. I’ll put it #1 in my To-Do-List after I get over the shock LOL

  • real-dsb

    or did he mean 2 yrs, $4M each? That’s still horrible unless 2nd yr is player option. You don’t want to get locked in second year. I’d rather have 1 yr at $1.4M

  • joyce ward

    I like lin in the east. Great opportunity for him to make all-star roster. Also I have no doubt that lin is going to show up and show out for this team#THIS IS LIN’S YEAR

  • Alain Gervais

    terrible article says he is a back up

  • JoeTeam

    Perfect, JLin gets a new deal after the cap goes waaay up.

  • Charlie S

    Sheesh 4 million. God the undervalue is real

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yu Seven God will lead you to the right place you have to be. Good luck! No matter which team is your next stay we will support you as usual.
    Like · Reply · 55 · 33 mins · Edited
    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 Always! Its not always what I expect, but God always has my back. He sent me to
    Harvard when I thought it would be Stanford. He sent me to New York when I thought I’d stay on Golden State.

  • pero_square

    Man, this is so crazy to think that Lin is going to interact with another GOAT(regardless of what Kobe did last season he is still GOAT). I just hope this time around Lin would get the good ending that he deserve.

  • JT

    wow thats bad, i guess he really likes charlotte and his value has dropped like a rock

  • Promo Sports World

    truth of the matter is…jeremy didnt have a market to make bank folks…so he shows out next year and banks in a better deal either next year via a player option or two years

  • FrankW

    From the bench again, Lin must see something good in this.

  • real-dsb

    yes, his market value was completely devalued after Rox and Lakers

  • CaliUSMC

    Who is Lin going throw alley-oops to?

  • John Lee

    Gotta reverse the fore- and background.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Shin Fu COME BACK TO MAVS!!!!!!
    Like · Reply · 15 · 41 mins
    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 Gotta go where they want me! Charlotte and Coach Clifford made it clear they really wanted and believed in me.
    Like · 202 · 33 mins

    Roddy Beasant Strahan Leaming he better not replace Kemba
    Like · Reply · 1 · 37 mins

    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 No intention of doing that at all. Respect his game and plan on doing damage playing alongside him
    Like · 18 · 14 mins

  • Rick Johnson

    Al Jefferson?

  • Promo Sports World

    probably had a bunch of MLE on the table and really thought about his career. “which team will actually let me play.” Hornets it is

  • Michael

    Wow to the Hornets, I am almost as shocked as Brent is.

  • Bearness

    OMG he signed with hornet for 2 mil per year? I hope 2nd year is a player option or I will seriously lose all respect for him.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • JoeTeam

    hehe, Dell is a great guy he’s going to give JLin tips like he did for his son. And then whenever Steph is in town, they will hang more. I like it!

    Special Project #1: Make JLin MVP!

  • Rick Johnson

    Agent is a fool if 2nd year isn’t player option.

  • Charlie S
  • Bearness

    He doesn’t really dunk…

  • Alain Gervais

    i havesome drawbacks on the bobcats but lets see what happens

  • Brent Yen

    ANd he is slow

  • Alain Gervais

    hornets

  • Bearness

    Or jump.

  • Bearness

    Yes, but wow. I am completely shocked that he signed for 2 mil per year.

  • JT

    himself

  • CaliUSMC

    lol

  • redking79

    Nic Batum and Kidd Gilchrist. Most of their other tall guys aren’t known for being post players.

  • CaliUSMC

    ^this

  • Bearness

    Hornets got the deal of a life time. I’ll tell you that.

  • Elysian Bandos

    hornets a better choice than 76ers who tank on purpose

  • GoodDayLA

    I trust Jeremy Lin’s decision. I am not over excited about his prospects anymore after 3 years though. He might just be an over qualified backup but the Hornets decision should not be second guessed. As to how Lin will do? I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will turn out well for him, but I am not holding out hope for anything too magical.

    Hopefully Lin can shock me out of my shoes this season. I wish him luck and I like the fact that the Hornets have no big divas on it.

  • joyce ward

    I am telling you guys that God will use the dumb things of the world to confuse the wise, hence lin signing with Charlotte .

  • 1mtoldman

    walker last years starting point guard has played declining minutes each year with injuries and is more a shooting guard and they dont have any shooting guards as the two they used last year are gone from the team.

    so it is a good opporutnity. there should be plenty of guard court time. whether starting or not playing point or 2 guard.

    also low key environment. and no big name big ego players here. its a modest group. key players are center all jefferson and…i guess walker (if you can call him that) and oh they got nicholas batum from wherever, he should be a starter.

    draft pick frank (tank) kaminsky is looking good in summer league

  • ViNuyork

    yay…..what a total surprise…..hornets was never in everyone’s discussion or radar…haha… even d’ reporters are clueless

  • Charlie S

    Who’s the starting 5 for Hornets?

  • Rick Johnson
  • Bearness

    Every turn of Lin’s journey has been unexpected for sure. This can work out great, or well… anything is better than Lakers last year. xD

  • I am The Jason

    I know the contract is small, but this situation presents Lin the opportunity to explode the next 2 yrs and take advantage of the higher salary cap for a new contract.

  • Hurrican

    Carlisle has in a pre game interview when Lin was with the Lakers I think or his last year as a Rocket.

  • 1mtoldman

    tbd

  • GoodDayLA

    let’s temper explosion talk. Let’s just hope he can get on the court and be used properly game to game first.

  • kittyhead

    Dont care about that silly drama anymore.

  • real-dsb

    ok, that one wins the emoji battle for the day

  • JoeTeam

    So the concept of FU or Drop Dead money: JLin by taking less to do what he wants is telling the world he has his Drop Dead money reckoned in intangibles: his own faith, his long term journey, his value to fans if he can play his brand, his value to the game, etc.

    I have no problems if he took a short term pay cut. It might give him a huge endorsement for hims to have stood his ground. Going to Mavs for the lowball would have been weak.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahahahahah

  • real-dsb

    maybe a little more playing time for Lin? CHA SG PJ Hairston in legal trouble again, 3 summers in a row.
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13222996/pj-hairston-charlotte-hornets-finds-more-trouble-traffic-citations

  • I am The Jason

    He is still in the NBA. I am having my cake and eating it.

  • Rick Johnson
  • MEL LIN

    but very crafty

  • JoeTeam

    why so negative – do you think this is what JLin is thinking, let’s see if I get on the court and get used properly? OP is probably more what Lin is thinking, with a forward plan.

  • Charlie S

    Hmm, will it be too much SG playing time though?

  • JT

    i know Batum is SF, but what about MKG? he couldn’t possibly be going to the bench?

  • ViNuyork

    anyone knows how much did the hornets offer JLin ?…..I know $ is not his priority…

  • Promo Sports World

    this is very jeremy lin team….not one superstar bunch of team first guys….clifford doesnt run the most dynamic offense but I expect 15-16 6-7 assists a game

  • Bearness

    Yep, just don’t count on alley-oops.

  • PPP

    LOL, now i can delete all the mavs bookmarks in my chrome browser. Oh boy.

  • Brent Yen

    Either MLE or BAE…My guess is BAE

  • JoeTeam

    The best part of being a Lin fan, you travel light and unburdened esp in the emo department.

  • Dan Cohen

    2 million !!! PER YEAR!! WHAT!!!

  • GoodDayLA

    yes a non superstar team fits lin because Lin is the natural star whether he chooses to be or not when he plays his game.

  • ViNuyork

    wow—u r quick… 🙂

  • Dan Cohen

    they better make good use of him.. because his salary is low.. coach can dnp him if he wants to esp if lin doesn’t play a good game for like 2 games straight.

  • real-dsb

    $4M 2 yrs

  • GoodDayLA

    let’s just hope it’s a great opportunity to even play before we talk all star!

  • Bearness

    New cap is $70 mil. It’s Lin’s money anyway so I don’t care in some sense, but maybe he can more now?

  • real-dsb

    fake…. wrong number =)

  • ViNuyork

    isn’t that too low

  • Charlie S

    When is the first game tip off haha

  • Alain Gervais

    he took it.. there must be a reason he took it. he must be starting

  • JoeTeam

    yeah really, let’s get it going …

  • CaliUSMC

    still think he looked the best in a Knicks uniform.. nohomo

  • Brent Yen

    Wow you get way ahead…

  • real-dsb

    no, Hornet are still over the new $70M cap already

  • ViNuyork

    ..kemba is there …on his Facebook page…according to Jlin and his discussion with the coach — he will play 1 and 2

  • Bearness

    He didn’t just take it. He took a long time to take it. I certainly hope there is more to it than what we can see.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Wow out of nowhere! I like that the coach showed his support and belief in Jeremy.
    Not too sure about Al Jefferson. Ive seen their forums and the fans hate how Al centered their offense is, they call it “Al-fense” lol he also plays zero PnR defense. But okok, no time for negativity, the Lakers and Rockets traumatized me and I immediately think of all the negatives first lol

    Hopefully their offense changes with the addition of Jeremy! I do like that its an Eastern Conf team, more chance to get to the playoffs!
    Here’s hoping for the best!

  • Charlie S

    JLin is going back to #7 for his number

  • BuzzerBeater

    Wait! He looks GREAT in that jersey, Im sold XD

  • Rick Johnson
  • Alain Gervais

    a lot of risk but have to trust lin

  • real-dsb

    “MJ also was a terrible basketball player in the beginning.”

    wut?

  • Charlie S

    The contender to tank in the course of a day has to be a record

  • real-dsb

    um, we already knew that

    (to Cuban, not you)

  • Dan Cohen

    watch, they get amare next. LOL.

  • zxcvb

    No more DJ updates please. Irrelevant to Lin now.

    There are other things to discuss! New team, new coach, new teammates, new system…

  • ViNuyork

    I think he really had a long talk with the coach and explained his goals…..I read this with his chat in fb

  • Alain Gervais

    yea still risky

  • blubell

    This is where he can truly focus on basketball. No more questioning his salary, media spotlight, etc. I believe he prayed for this and God showed him the way. Keep following the path.

  • Alain Gervais

    they have no money left

  • zxcvb

    Hope they trade Kemba to the Mavs…they need a PG! Ha.

  • Charlie S

    Oh they have plenty of money now

  • zxcvb

    Right now. Lin challenged MJ to a game of pickup!

    “You reach…I teach.”

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t care about Mav anymore.

  • Charlie S

    Amen

  • Alain Gervais

    idk

  • ViNuyork

    kinda but hoping it’s better than what he went through in LA…

  • Bearness

    I sincerely hope coach believing in him is not just empty talk.

  • zxcvb

    YES. Time to focus on hoops!

  • Dan Cohen

    and parson didn’t even recruit his ‘best friend’

  • kittyhead

    Is that 4m per yr or 2m per yr?

  • Bearness

    Quick! Everyone predict Lin’s next season averages! =P

  • Alain Gervais

    15-17 ppg

  • Brent Yen

    17/7

  • Alain Gervais

    something to add east is bad hornets made playoffs last year

  • Charlie S

    LET’S GOOO

  • Alain Gervais

    nope they didn’t lol

  • Brent Yen

    They were 11th

  • BuzzerBeater

    you’re right, remember how excited we all were with Byron Scott at the beginning of the season?

    Im gonna stay cautiously optimistic for now!

  • Alain Gervais

    i think it was the year before i was thinking

  • Charlie S

    15/8

    Throw in a couple 30+/10 games

  • Grace Nsns

    5 games behind 8th

  • ViNuyork

    20/10 :)…double/double….too optimistic me—i hope he duplicates NY linsanity

  • John Lee

    Thanks for the quick move! The bruise purple and fool’s gold has been an eyesore!!!

  • Grace Nsns

    17/5

  • sport

    Don’t care for either teams but this is entertaining cause it has nothing do with JLin’s new team LOL!

  • PPP

    19/6

  • Alain Gervais

    as long as lin takes charge it will be ok. if he takes a back seat we can have issues on that roster he should score a lot

  • JT

    this is just strange…if the hornets really wanted Lin they could’ve offered him the MLE. Even then it would’ve been a discount…

  • Chopz

    18/7

  • GoodDayLA

    Lin will be the new Ricky Pierce.

  • Alain Gervais

    also whats with mavs needing to get more money for him yet he sign ed to hornet for less

  • MEL LIN

  • real-dsb

    15/7

  • Charlie S

    If this does work out for JLin, kudos to his agent.

  • Love Lin

    4M/2yrs.. out of the blue.. starter in the hornets?

  • pandaboy99

    lin was 9-16 and was the leading scorer when lakers played hornets. Made an impression

  • Alain Gervais

    its weird but gotta trust lin

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kemba Walker is not a good 3 point shooter. Let’s look at his stats (I believe Jeremy will take the starting PG position from him soon)
    FG% best in 2012-13 42.3%
    3P% best 2013-14 33.33%
    Assist best 2013-14 6.1 played 35.8 minutes
    Turnover best 2014-15 1.6 AST/TO 3.18

    The only stats he’s better than Jeremy is the Assist/TO ratio.
    2014-15 season
    Lin FG% 42.4% lowest in last 4 years/
    3P% 36.9%
    4.6 Assists in 25.8 minutes

  • grover chang

    Thank the Lord.

  • Bearness

    If this doesn’t work out for Lin, fire his agent.

  • Brent Yen

    Hornet does not run much PnR…what have changed Coaches mind? Lin?

  • real-dsb

    most likely deal was $4M over 2 yrs ($2M/yr) using Bi Annual exception, with second year being player option.

    https://twitter.com/EricPincus/status/618969912850059264

  • pandaboy99

    Lin at such a huge discount means expectatoins in charlotte are the lowest ever. even playing average everyone will be happy.

  • Alain Gervais

    the deal is weird so i would hope so. lin kept saying playing alongside kemba so i would guess

  • ViNuyork

    clueless about the hornets…is Michael Jordan a hands on owner?…..is he good/fair to his players?

  • David Kim

    Then why did Mavs try to s&T for Lin

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nice that Lin is in Charlotte …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/KBergCBS/status/618970028424212480

  • Alain Gervais

    1 year second year option

  • Bearness

    17/6

  • Brent Yen

    I doubt that

  • Charlie S

    Another 1 year audition eh

  • real-dsb

    what do you mean “then why”?

  • pandaboy99

    Lin also playing in the east coast now which means much higher stats!

  • Bearness

    Even if that’s true, $2mil/year starter is pretty crazy.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes..and AL hurt his feet…

  • Alain Gervais

    theres likely a second year option so back here in a year

  • Brent Yen

    I do not think he will start

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think he is hands on like Cuban or Lacob.

  • BobbyH

    Any basketball expert, could Hornets be the next Atalanta Hawks?

  • Alain Gervais

    i think he will

  • ViNuyork

    hah…n they lost JLin too…..toooo bad

  • Bearness

    Cuban publicly admitted that they were going to tank if they didn’t get good FA this off season so…..

  • Alain Gervais

    if he don’t this makes zero sense

  • An All-Star goal is easier to achieve!

  • David Kim

    i thought Lin wanted to go to mavs thats why Mavs was trying to find S&T partner for Lin.

  • real-dsb

    I don’t think so. No affiliation with Popovich tree.

    “Clifford became an NBA assistant coach with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets under Jeff Van Gundy and quickly developed a reputation as a defensive expert. He then was an assistant for Stan Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic.[2] He considers both the Van Gundy brothers as mentors.”

  • zxcvb

    Based on the current roster and Lin’s comments, he’s either the 6th man for now or will vie for starting “2-guard” (a la Phoenix and Sacramento’s 2-PG lineups next season).

    Hornets had no 3pt shooting last year, which killed them, so Batum will likely to start at SF. MKG improved his midrange J but still doesn’t shoot 3s. Lamb is a traditional SG, but only shot 34% from 3 last year.

    Anxious for training camp! Maybe there’s yet a trade to be made…

  • Bearness

    I hope he will not be. He is horrible at it based on track record.

  • pandaboy99

    Lins playing for the player option in the second year. Hes taking the risk to ball out and get a huge contract at the higher cap! good on him

  • He’s been known to come once/twice to practice with players but maybe not lately

  • Charlie S

    I see them potentially like the Wizards. A lot of young talent

  • pandaboy99

    kaminksy is going to be awesome for lin to play with. high bb iq since he played 4 years college

  • deesee5

    They probably knew what Lin can do with DJ had he joined the team I assume.

  • Brent Yen

    I think he is filling in for Mo

  • ViNuyork

    why?

  • MoominFloren

    20/6

  • Elysian Bandos

    mkg is an sf. who is the sg on the hornets?

  • Alain Gervais

    no one lamb or harriston. lin wiil start at sg

  • Steppen03

    WHAT!??! Jeremy’s on the way to The One & Only, MJ’s team ? Crazy…. just like last season – out of the blue, going to the Lakers.

  • real-dsb

    And can space outside, Frank the Tank (not to be confused with Byron Scott Tank Commander) should be converting plenty of 3 off Lin assists

  • PPP

    Lamb? Mean Jeremy Lamb?

  • Bearness

    MJ is not good at picking/developing talent. Also, I know in the past he liked to “practice” with players, but I think that just creates distraction. It’s best if he just stays away and let the team develop and grow.

  • zxcvb

    I hesitate to say “will” or even “probably”…but it’s very possible.

  • I am The Jason

    Maybe we will see some pnr with Frank Kaminski. Dude was pretty good in the NCAA tournament,

  • Alain Gervais

    thats not what lin said. he said 1 & 2 and kept saying cant wait to play alongside kemba……

  • Jeremy Lin’s deal with the Charlotte Hornets will be two-years, $4M-plus, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/618962534855380992

  • deesee5

    NBA app alerted me DJ is about to sign back with Clippers for sure. Feel bad for the Mavs. Got boned in the butt on that one..

  • real-dsb

    again shooting himself in the foot

  • MEL LIN
  • JT

    how do you embed tweets?

  • Alain Gervais

    yea we will see

  • Elysian Bandos
  • real-dsb

    Oh, Lin answered in FB comment that media doesn’t always tell the full story. Which I’m guessing means that maybe Mavs were not really trying that hard to get Lin, as some media were speculating.

  • Brent Yen

    It it this yr?

  • blubell

    Copy/paste the twitter link. Or right click time stamp to copy link.

  • Charlie S

    Clifford looking for “ability to create shots”

    Check.

  • zxcvb

    Yes! He got traded there a few days ago.

  • zxcvb

    Kaminsky and Hawes are both stretch-bigs who can hit 3s. Ideal for Lin…pick and pop with a clear lane.

  • MEL LIN

    3 days ago

  • Arsenium12 .

    I knew they would do this because they can’t let go …

    At Clutchfans there’s already a “Jeremy Lin to Charlotte” discussion thread with over 1,000 page views.

  • JT

    I don’t think Lin is starting guys =(. I hope he know what he’s doing, at best he’s probably gonna be 6th man getting 2 million a year.

    Rich Cho said the plan is to start Batum at shooting guard, complementing MKG at small forward.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 25, 2015

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    I believe it’s 2m per year

  • Charlie S

    Whatever. They’ll know what they’ve missed come this season

  • ViNuyork

    thanx…i thought being a legend in the game-he would be able to show the players some of his moves

  • thanks, you’re quick!

  • real-dsb

    hah, that one has the right number =)

  • cali7

    That’s from June 24. Maybe things will change.

  • AlexBB

    By the way where is Charlotte?

  • BobbyH

    Tha’ts June 24. Anything could happen in training camp, if the coach is open minded.

  • JT

    players are still the same i don’t see why it will change?

  • Charlie S

    North Carolina

  • zxcvb

    Lin as 6th man is most likely for now…but that tweet is from June 24th.

    We’ll see! Nothing is guaranteed. Lin was supposed be 4th string scrub in NY. Look how that turned out. Lin was supposed to be lead guard in Houston…how did that turn out?

  • real-dsb

    then he would have already known about Lin’s agreement

  • Bearness
  • MEL LIN

    lol google it

  • Alain Gervais

    i down think so would have no offense both are not really offensive players

  • sport

    20+ PPG.

  • real-dsb

    Clifford: He says goal is to improve offense
    Greg: You need guys who can pass the ball

  • dolphin2k2

    Well he was suppose to be an undiscovered talent that everyone overlooked but now he just confirmed it by agreeing to be backup and with low salary… smh

  • sport

    Don’t care about Clutch fans.

  • I am The Jason

    This is before Lin signed like others have mention.

  • zxcvb

    Ah yes, because his 15M salary last year earned him so much respect, minutes and shots.

  • 1mtoldman

    also looking good in summer league.

  • Bearness

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still shocked. Unbelievable.

  • cali7

    Training camp.

  • AlexBB

    Sorry meant to be a joke..Charlotte is just so unknow aronud the world LOL

  • sport

    why is there even doubt that JLin won’t be starting for the Hornets that’s dumb! He wouldn’t sign with a team that wasn’t going to start him!

  • Brent Yen

    hahahahahahaha well said…

  • Whitman Lam

    I’m very deeply disappointed that this is the best contract Lin’s agent could find for his #1 client. Meanwhile Goran Dragic and Lillard, Knight etc are laughing their way to the bank, while Lin gets paid $2 million to backup an overrated Kemba Walker.

    I’m in China right now, and Jeremylin.net is BLOCKED here. So I get most info from Clutchfans.net. I thought they were trolling when they announced Jeremy signed a small contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Well they weren’t kidding.

  • 1mtoldman

    last year it was gerald henderson or lance stephenson; both gone. other shooting guards currently on roster include pretty much only players currently playing summer league.

    actually lamb barely played and hariston (also playing summer league) is a sf.

    someone posted above an intent to play recently aquired batum at sg but that was post a post severeal weeks agao and actually m akes no sense at any time.

  • CJSHYY

    But this is from what Lin answer to fan on FB about going to replace Kemba Plan on doing damage playing alongside him ?

  • real-dsb

    Frank set good picks

  • redking79

    Good joke, hahahah…not. Don’t quit your day job.

  • golfhacker

    Good for me! I no longer need to wait until 10:30pm to watch the games, unless they play on the West Coast.

  • dolphin2k2

    Jordan like to make player his bitch. Its like Kobe but as an owner.

  • 1mtoldman

    kaminsky is a very sound player; watching summer league games he does all kinds of proper things, sets a lot screens, does a lot of things within the context of offensive scheme outside scoring or passing.

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    #Hornets were always a rumored team to possibly bring in Jeremy Lin. Now its happening. #BuzzCity— Brad Solomon (@kingofbuzzcity) July 9, 2015

  • kittyhead

    Teams could change the style of playing anytime. I really think this decision is related to D’Antoni.

  • zxcvb

    Dragic is 29 going on 30. Lin is 26 going on 27. There’s time yet to (re)prove himself.

    Even without Lin’s racial obstacles, Dragic has had a similar career trajectory to Lin. Yoyo-ing up and down from nobody to future star to backup to starter to bust and back to star again.

  • real-dsb

    > this is the best contract Lin’s agent could find for his #1 client.

    It was not the best contract Lin’s agent could find.

    Jeremy said that “My
    free agency goals were to find the right fit and a place where I could
    be most empowered to be the player I believe I can be. After having
    multiple discussions, Charlotte was the obvious choice!”

  • real-dsb

    why is jl.net blocked?

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    I thought it was strange that he went with the Mavs in the first place and forgo $30m in guaranteed money from the clips. Clips have better chance getting the title than the Mavs. No wonder he was having 2nd thought about the Mavs.

  • real-dsb

    “always a rumored team”

    where were the rumors?

  • Alain Gervais

    lol

  • David Kim

    dont know….

  • Grace Nsns

    going quietly/unnoticed over there? lol

  • PPP

    Lakers first win was against the Charlotte and lin had a great game which may have impressed Clifford.

    A little disappointed not because how much he gets pay but not sure the system there is for him. Looks to me they are not a fast pace team and relies to much on Al Jefferson offensively in the post.

    Most likely in will play off the bench but will close games with Walker. Hope they promise him more playing time at least 25minutes.

    Gotta to trust decision anyway.

    LETS GO CHARLOTTE!!

  • blubell
  • Bearness

    Revisionist history. lol

  • Promo Sports World

    really dont have any concerns with the hornets…jeremy plays well it all works out…low risk high reward….no expectations

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    Batum is a small forward.

  • wandertheglobe

    China must have blocked jl.net recently because I was there in June and had no issues.

  • dolphin2k2

    This is the D League where everyone will try to make a name for themselves.

  • cali7

    This is surprising and the money is disappointing. The Asian discount is real. Nevertheless, in my mind this shows he has confidence in himself. If the second year is a player option, he is banking on himself, and he has stayed true to what he values. The experience with the Rockets, and especially the Lakers, just goes to show money doesn’t buy happiness.

  • Alain Gervais

    wow

  • zxcvb

    Me? Haha. The only time I saw them mentioned was when I listed the 3 coaches favorable to Lin (Clifford, Stevens, Brown).

  • John Lee

    It’ll expand to 5,000 page views when Hornets kick Rox rear.

  • Alain Gervais

    if lin is not starting this i=will be one of the most perplexing move in history. also for the price why wasn’t spurs an option. like i said he must be starting

  • pandaboy99

    1. Team not tanking
    2. Team believes in pick and roll
    3. Team has no super star ball hogger

    Lin can ball out in charlotte

  • wandertheglobe

    we’ll see that was In June.., things changed.

  • sport

    Spurs are too stacked in guard position, no room nor minutes for Lin! Mavs also have too many players who wants to shoot. Charlotte doesn’t have ball hog star and a coach who learned form Mike D’Antoni so it’s the best choice!

  • which makes us wonder what went wrong with DAL other than they don’t have the money

  • kittyhead

    Plus a coach who really trusts him.

  • sport

    Probably Lin wasn’t their priority! Their focus was on DJ, and if they didn’t get him they were going to tank!

  • Bearness

    Lin really was not their priority. It was all empty talk. They went after all the other FAs first.

  • redking79

    Use a VPN. There’s no need to go to Clutchfans.

  • Brent Yen

    I am going to puke if they run a lot in training camp. JK…puking is GoodDayLa’s job….jk again…

  • pandaboy99

    Thats only Byron scott stupid training camp, any coach is better than him.

  • MEL LIN

    Money is not everything I guess. I wish he got paid more. But as long as he is ok with it then we should support him

  • Dan Cohen

    ed davis got 7 mil/year.. this is insulting.

  • David Kim

    maybe Lin didn’t want to go to Mavs without DJ.

  • blubell
  • Guest

    Because it’s a product of Google. Google is block in China .

  • Brent Yen

    I think the money talk can stop at here…..jmo…..He picks a team….we follow…lol

  • pandaboy99

    Actually this really could be about the money. Lin calculates that If he goes crazy which he probably will in charlotte, h*** reup next year for a huge contract

  • BobbyH

    Yes. It is what it is. Just follow the buzz.

  • I am The Jason

    Last season he was only getting paid $1 million. His value unlike Lin was not damage by B Scott. If Lin succeed in Charlotte, he will get a bigger contract in 2 yrs.

  • PPP

    Use your ban piwer, lol

  • Bearness

    I guess we’re going to hear that word a lot this year. xD

  • Elysian Bandos

    follow the buzzard

  • Love Lin

    starting pg w/this value in the market, just doesnt make any sense 2 me.. Perhapys he puts the starting position ahead of the maketing price..

  • BobbyH

    Lin makes lots of buzz. something like that?

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is the introductory post on Lin at the SB Nation Hornets’ site :

    Point guard Jeremy Lin announced he will sign with the Charlotte Hornets on his Instagram page. His deal is two years for just over $4 million dollars, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Lin did not receive much interest in free agency, and quietly remained one of the better point guards available on the market. With teams focused on bigger names like Monta Ellis, Cory Joseph, and Patrick Beverley. The Hornets were at no point rumored to be pursuing Lin, either.

    Lin instantly adds some size to the Hornets’ backcourt. He’s a legit 6’3″, and fairly strong despite a reputation as a poor athlete. Lin’s most often remembered for Linsanity, a stint of games he played for the New York Knicks in which he led the team to unlikely wins while dominating on offense. At one point during that stretch, he won Eastern Conference Player of
    the Month honors, averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and two steals per game while leading the Knicks to a 4-0 record.

    Once Lin left New York, however, perception quickly changed. His defense is not great due to poor lateral quickness and an average wingspan. His shot is inconsistent. He can be very turnover prone.

    But that doesn’t mean Lin’s a bad player. In fact, he’s probably underrated at this point. Lin averaged 11.2 points, 4.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 25.8 minutes per game with the Los Angeles Lakers last season. His turnover percentage was a career-low 17.7 percent despite the fact that his usage percentage was the highest it had been since his season with the Knicks. He also shot a career-high 36.9 percent from the 3-point line.

    With the Hornets, Lin will likely back up Kemba Walker, leaving Brian Roberts as a reserve in many situations. Lin’s size and vision are a nice contrast to Walker’s speed and scoring, and it’s likely we’ll see Lin and Walker share the floor this season. Head coach Steve Clifford is well known for being able to hide players’ defensive deficiencies, and that should offset Lin’s weaknesses on that end a bit. With no real interior defensive presence this season, however, it might not be as easy as it’s been in seasons past.

    All in all, Lin is an excellent signing for the Hornets. He’s a savvy, quietly underrated player at this point in his career, and will fit in nicely right away. You know what you’re getting with Lin, and that’s a welcome change from the Hornets’ backup point guards of the last few years.

    See : http://www.atthehive.com/2015/7/8/8917581/jeremy-lin-announces-he-is-signing-with-the-charlotte-hornets

  • Alain Gervais

    the money part is pretty obvious. next year salary cap will jump so why sign long deal

  • HeroBallJeremy

    I’m starting to think JLin was not offered any lucrative deal at all. Maybe everyone was low balling him. Maybe the rest of the NBA did not believe in JLIN. I hate to say it but 2 Mil a year is not much belief in JLin.

  • Michael

    That’s Byron’s idea of “running” plays.

  • cali7

    Patrick Beverly… of course. Seriously…

  • Alain Gervais

    its a bit monday quarterback by you we will never know

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I feel relieved, happy and excited. Obviously Lin knows what he’s doing. But I think it’s also clear that Lin was on his way to becoming a Mav. I think he finally bailed out when today’s debacle hit the fan. And Hornets were his safe fallback plan. I think this shows that in the end Lin did not truly trust Parsons.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    mavs had 2 mill for lin he wouldn’t take it at the rate but he did with hornets. its a bit weird. yes.

  • if someone paid him15 mill this year on a fresh contract tho… that means somerhing qiite different

    salary is no guarantee, unless max or close to max, but one indicator of respect

    Happy jlin was convinced with other factors/indicators that the coach respecrs/believes in his game

  • Bearness

    Well, if it’s between Mavs (without DJ) and Hornets, I guess Hornets is not a bad choice.

  • Brent Yen

    Man I need to hide….:P again….see you guys gals

  • Alain Gervais

    yea probably. but mavs rumors was it was too low for him

  • Grace Nsns

    backup PG? smh

  • CJSHYY

    Lin said in his FB, his #1 priority was finding the best opportunity to get the most min to play my style of play, Charlotte was by far the best choice.

  • pandaboy99

    Lin will definitely be getting the mins even he doesnt start as h*** be taking Jeremy Lambs mins when Batum sits.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    I can understand if Lin took 2 mil because Mavs were contenders (when they had DeAndre) but Hornets aren’t going anywhere. JLin says they (Hornets) believes in him, if so why only 2 Mil a year?

  • Bearness

    Yeah, why not MLE….

  • Grace Nsns

    no detail yet, better be 1+1

  • Michael

    Who are you hiding from? I am right here.

  • kittyhead

    If they follow their words, then I dont mind the low salary. D’Antoni, come to join Hornets!

  • blubell
  • HeroBallJeremy

    Mavs have been in playoffs almost consecutively every year for last 10 years. Hornets rarely make playoffs and they don’t have anyone thats good. Kemba? no. Kaminsky? too new. Batum? hes ok.

  • Tey Ling

    We were stung by this Hornet news!! Nevertheless JLIN keep fighting and all the very best in your NBA journey.

  • Bearness

    Mavs are not making playoffs this year. Trust me.

  • ViNuyork

    JLIN said his priority is the team that believes in him and playing freely-this is in his fb “I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me.”

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Pat Beverly got paid and we all know Lin is much better. Maybe I am delusional but Pats not worth more than Lin

  • sport

    Not about Parsons, about whether the team put their priority on Lin obviously their priority was on D Jordan. Too many drama with the Mavs and players who wants to score, no room for Lin.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Nicolas Batum will start at SG for the Hornets. This is from the “Fansided” (Sports Illustrated) writer ….
    __________
    https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm/status/618977746639802368

  • dlin23

    Whatever the idea that he is backing up Kemba — infuriates me. Why couldn’t he just back up Rose. He will even be more invisible now. Jeesh

  • Bearness

    Pat got paid his worth. It is Lin who got severely discounted for an unknown reason. Only time will tell how this all works out.

  • Charlie S

    It’s gonna be surreal seeing MJ and JLin in a photo together

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Mavs have better chance than Hornets thats for sure. I have to give it to Cuban, he will (spend) make the right moves to land a good center and better players. Sorry to say but MJ is a terrible (cheap) owner.

  • Michael

    He is very turnover prone…..(followed by a )…despite a career-low 17.7 percent. And when did Patrick become a big name?

  • blubell

    Troy Daniels is a Hornet too.
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/roster

  • dlin23

    Jeremy back up to Kemba when he could have backed up Rose – what the deal dude?

  • ViNuyork

    yep– DJordan is back to d clips…

  • JoeTeam

    I see why.

  • Grace Nsns

    and Jeremy Lamb. There will confusions

  • sport

    Mavs are not contenders, aging star in Dirk, Parsons as their main development. Hornets don’t have any Ego players taking shots away from Lin so he can prove himself as star!

  • Alain Gervais

    who is he

  • Bearness

    Yes, but Eastern Conference teams will have trouble stopping Lin. I do think he will have great stats… if the coach gives him minutes and allows him to play his game. Of course, that is a big if after all that Lin has gone through in NBA.

  • Alain Gervais

    i feel confused if he isn’t starting

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Yes time will tell. I really hope I am wrong and in the dark. I hope there’s more to Lin’s plans than what we are seeing now.

  • blubell

    Isn’t Batum SF?

  • sport

    Except they won’t let Lin lead the team not with Dirk and Parsons around! Hornets don’t have any star players! Perfect place for Linsaniy 2.0! Lin’s best chance of having his own team was on a weak Eastern Conference team!

  • BobbyH

    Just hope the coach really honor his words.

  • ViNuyork

    JLin will earn more with his endorsements…he got 5 mil. this year

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    if lin isn’t starting why say play along side him https://twitter.com/odessa_believer/status/618982428565057536

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Don’t forget Wes Matthews. I think Dirk still playing well. Mark Cuban will pull something out of his hat and make his team a contender. Have more faith in Cuban’s management.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Lin will shine but rest of team is not good, that’s the issue. Lin has to carry this sorry team.

  • Bearness

    Only way Lin is starting is if MKG will be 6th man.

  • spiderman

    Lin’s highest priority was best fit. Obviously would like to see a higher salary, but smart move toward the bigger picture.

    “… the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me.”

  • CJSHYY

    I just want to know 2nd year it’s player’s option, right?

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Hard to say if they would let Lin lead the Mavs. I think Lin would have lead the team as starting PG. Hornets has a starting PG in Kemba. Lin will be his backup. At least with Mavs Lin would have been a starter.

  • sport

    Yes especially with commenters.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Article on Lin from the Charlotte Observer :

    The Hornets had limited options going into free agency, particularly after making pre-draft trades to acquire Nicolas Batum from Portland and Jeremy Lamb from Oklahoma City. Those deals added more than $5 million to the Hornets’ player payroll.

    Initially the Hornets explored signing shooting guard Marco Belinelli, who came to terms with the Sacramento Kings, but Lin was high on the team’s wish list.

    See : http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article26837065.html#storylink=cpy

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Hornets rarely on ESPN, NBA TV or TNT. Nobody watches Hornets games.

  • ViNuyork

    or would still remain d coach

  • blubell
  • lin talked to coach for hours, and im confident in lin’s now refined judgement. im quite excited ane optimistic about his future!

  • sport

    Have faith in a coach who learned under Mike D’Antoni!

  • Charlie S

    Mo Williams averaged 17/6 playing with the Hornets. JLin could put up similar numbers

  • kittyhead

    Not sure, but highly possible!

  • Alain Gervais
  • Bearness

    I’m skeptical only because I don’t trust NBA. But, if they do give him free reign, it will be awesome to watch.

  • BobbyH

    Only one year. He is under JVG a long time.

  • spiderman

    Lin regularly outplayed highly touted – Kemba Walker

  • Grace Nsns

    hate that ‘back up Walker’ part, but this ‘it’s a fair assumption he got the full mid-level exception: A contract with a starting salary of about $5.5 million next season. That’s the most the Hornets could pay any free agent,’ sounds interesting.

  • Maknusia

    This really been a twist of wrist! Jeremy knows whats best for him…so happy for him to find a place that fits his expectation.

    Al Jefferson and Frank Kaminsky would welcome him.

    Looking at recent acquisition, seems they have couple of Lin’s former teammates. Need to wait for actual signing in a day or two to determine the actual lineups

  • JLin quickly updated his twitter profile & background to Hornets.
    Let’s just say he’s super-excited to change jersey and play a new role as a Hornet

    https://twitter.com/linlin_lucky/status/618983523861397504

  • Bearness

    I’m very surprised Lin readily answered these comments. I think he anticipated that a lot of people would question his decision and was prepared to respond to criticism and doubt.

  • Maknusia

    super excited as well

  • Dan Cohen

    20/10

  • Maknusia

    Hope the drama ends here 😉

  • Bearness

    30/15!

  • Rzo Vlade

    Damn I am late this take by suprise how much is the deal!!!!!!!!

  • dolphin2k2

    Where is Mo now? A backup on Cav with MLE. smh….

  • Maknusia

    40/20?…lol we need to see how the lineups are formed, his minutes and his role 1 or 2 or shared minutes with starting and second unit

  • sport

    MJ is known to be cheaper owner, most likely won’t spend money on overrated stars.

  • It seems odd in the beginning with Kemba as PG but I think Jeremy had a good talk about playing 1-2 interchangeably & most likely starting. Just like what the Suns are doing with dual PGs

    I can’t wait to hear more from the coach, GM, MJ, teammates, etc.

  • BobbyH

    Ia SB Nation always negatively biased towards Lin? I can sense the Asian discount in the articel.

  • Maknusia

    i’m still in daze…cant believe the change of event…truly happy for Jeremy! Go Lin!!!!

  • Guest

    The fact that you are here is exactly the reason why he is hiding.

  • sport

    4mil+ for 2 years, should be 2nd year player option. So if Lin breaks out next season he’s can opt out for a big contract.

  • Maknusia

    I love to see Jeremy building a legacy with MJ’s team!!!

  • Rzo Vlade

    man that money is low

  • blubell
  • wandertheglobe

    Per The Charlotte Observer: Lin’s contract terms were not immediately available. But based on his coming to terms with the Hornets before the NBA’s moratorium on contract-signings ended Thursday, it’s a fair assumption he got the full mid-level exception: A contract with a starting salary of about $5.5 million next season.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article26837065.html#storylink=cpy

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Now I have to get NBA league pass to watch Hornets because they rarely show Hornets games on ESPN, NBA TV, or TNT.

  • Rzo Vlade

    projected line ups for the hornets and update to DJ,,,,,

  • BobbyH

    Fishy response. Seems like Mavs not really wanted Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    is he making that a year or for the whole 2 years

  • Chopz

    According to espn – biannual exception – 2 years $4.3 mil.

  • Alain Gervais

    this salary would be more understanding

  • wandertheglobe

    The way I read it, “next year” means per year. I think Lin/agent would want player option 2nd yr.

  • Rzo Vlade

    5.5 thats fine I thoug 4m

  • Alain Gervais

    aren’t thing official today

  • Hans

    There’s no way Jeremy would had agreed to back-up Kemba. I highly expect Jeremy to start with Walker at backcourt. Batum, MKC at 3, 4, Al Jeff at 5.

  • Chopz

    yeah, bummed about that.

  • Rzo Vlade

    MKC is garbage

  • sport

    5.5 Mil for next season sounds way more resonable!

  • Maknusia

    The thread is moving faster that I can keep up with 🙁

    Brent/Psalm could you recap, the duration they are signing, how much are they signing Lin for?

  • Alain Gervais

    from how he spoke. he said play “alongside” kemba so i think he will

  • dolphin2k2

    It will not benifit Lin. The cap goes to the top dogs…. Lin is an after thought next season unless he puts up prime MJ numbers.

  • 1mtoldman

    yes

  • Rzo Vlade

    can anyone list the complete roster of hornets and aquire free agent

  • zxcvb

    He’ll likely begin as 6th man (25-30mpg) with a chance to earn a starter role eventually. Training camp and preseason could actually be very important this year.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin is the first one they signs so far.

  • Alain Gervais

    for guards its just lin, jeremy lamb, and a guy named harriston.

  • kittyhead

    If you keep a player waiting and waiting, then that’s it.

  • Alain Gervais

    trade for batum who isn’t a scorer

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    yea.. I’m starting to get dizzy. readin gthis andt hat adn can’t even type or spell right.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…how crazy is that!!!

  • Dan Cohen

    oh gosh no.

  • 1mtoldman

    there is no way batum is a starting shooting guard. this is from one old post weeks ago being repeated. before rosters even finalized. if batum starts anywhere he starts at sf.

    mkg could start at sg.

    but its nothing that will be determined at this point. long time till beginning of season. but mkg and batum are not 2’s.

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    what happened to DJ………….LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    thats an important question but haven’t seen an answer

  • CJSHYY

    I thought he’s a SF?! If they draft SF then why got Batum?

  • Alain Gervais

    they drafted a pf

  • Maknusia

    we gotta learn to expect the unexpected…for sure!

  • blubell

    DJ who? lol

  • zxcvb

    JL^2.

  • CJSHYY

    Oh! I see.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are the current Hornets players with their salaries. Add Lin of course …
    __________

  • 1mtoldman

    that is correct

  • Rzo Vlade

    did he return to clips I was out buying something

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Who cares about that joke… smh!

  • Bulldog

    Will they make him the backup to Kemba Walker, a 38.8% 5.1 assists pg?

    Hopefully they will use him more wisely.

  • Alain Gervais

    yea lin will start

  • zxcvb

    *MKG. He actually improved a lot this year.

  • Alain Gervais

    16 shots a game for 17 ppg

  • Hans

    Jeremy’s been called Garbage by ignorant fans all over the place. let’s not put ourselves down to the same level.

  • BobbyH

    If Hornet really wants more scoring options, Lin needs to start. A Mo Williams like 6th man role won’t cut it.

  • 1mtoldman

    a few minutes more can be, can be. in exactly 13 minutes. doesn’t mean they will be. but moratorium ends in 13 minutes (20 minutes from yer post)

  • sport

    Stop the backup talk! Lin’s starting!

  • blubell
  • go jlin! happy you found a work situation you are comfortable with and a supervisor/coach you trust.

    watched the coach’s short guest appearance video during dleague posted below. sounds like a reasoned man. this type of boss should fit jlins style, analytical, communicates with detail.

    excited about how it will pan out:

    dynamic duo with kemba? both as penetrating guards, should be fun to watch both attack the basket

    replacing mo will who had 30 min 15 shots with hornets. sounds like the shots and minutes are there.

    batum and jlin defending the perimetre, good defensive pair

  • sport

    Pretty sure Clippers got him hostage, no way they’re letting him sign with Mavs with all that peer pressure.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Kemba’s stats are pretty poor for a starter:FGM-A 6.1-15.8Shooting 2pt% .385
    3pt% .304

  • 1mtoldman

    ok mkc is a 3 year starter who is averaging 9 points a game from a position that requires scoring. and never even gets starter minutes.

  • Bulldog

    Yes, we are better than that.

  • blubell
  • kittyhead

    They have another center Zeller, heard he fits Lin’s style?

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    if lin plays well for hornets they would likely give him a big contract

  • 1mtoldman

    people keep saying batum or mkc will be the 2; they have never been a 2 they are 3’s. batum dropped off dramatically last year in performance and mkc despite 3 years as a starter has never even played starter minutes much less scored in double digits (for career).

  • wandertheglobe

    put things in perspective, after Linsanity, everyone thought NYK was going to offer Lin MLE salary until the Rockets put in the poison pill contract. Now Lin is making MLE with the hornets and it’s not enough. I agree Lin should make more in today’s environment, but if he signed 2nd year player option and he does well this season, he’ll make a tons more on his next contract.

  • 1mtoldman

    yep got a seat on the banana boat.

  • Chopz

    They better. Super irritated with contract amount. Lin said he felt like hornets believed in him and wanted him – they sure paid him pennies on the dollar for it.

  • Alain Gervais

    he will its a low risk/ high reward now that i see it isn’t 4 million 2 years

  • Whitman Lam

    Lin said the same about Morey in Houston. It’s just empty words.

  • Alain Gervais

    if he plays well he will

  • 1mtoldman

    ya think? also declining shooting % each year in the league and (this the important part) has played fewer games each year.

  • Whitman Lam

    Or the Hornets coach will bury Lin on the bench and they draft a rookie point guard next year to replace him.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns
  • Whitman Lam

    Teams are going to go after Westbrook next year.

  • blubell

    Interesting… Patrick Ewing is the assistant coach.

  • wandertheglobe

    Win/Win for both Lin and the Hornets. I thought it was low risk high reward deal for MJ when I first heard the announcement

  • Rzo Vlade

    so the contract is 5,5m per year or 5.5m for 2 yrs

  • blubell
  • David Ly

    Troy Daniels reunion. Another former Rocket on top of Jeremy Lamb. They are everywhere with the turnover rate for that team! He must remember the Jeremy Lin hustle play to help save the Rockets.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVKcyeeQePg

  • Alain Gervais

    5.5 per makes more sense now

  • Rzo Vlade

    per yr but for 2 yrs thats damn low

  • Alain Gervais

    2nd year option so 1 year. cap goes up by 20 million next year so smart by lin

  • Rzo Vlade

    I am asking if he get 5.5 m per yr or he get 5.5 m for 2 yrs

  • Alain Gervais

    “per”

  • Alain Gervais

    mid level exception

  • CaliUSMC

    I thought I had a good pump fake.— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 9, 2015

  • Rzo Vlade

    ok thanks thats reasonable enough

  • Alain Gervais

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaah lin has one too

  • Rzo Vlade

    oppppssss

  • Alain Gervais

    yea actually low risk/ high reward for lin. mo william average 17 ppg last year in charlotte

  • Bulldog

    Mavericks resigned Barea with the same money. I guess Lin was not on top of their list.

    But after losing DJ, they don’t look like having a chance in West. Glad Lin not landing there.

  • leeda harun

    ha ha ….just give me the ball

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Chopz

    Neither. I got this from espn:

    Lin lands in Charlotte

    1h

    Jeremy Lin has announced on his Instagram account that he’ll be joining the Hornets on the team’s biannual exception of 2 years for $4.3M. The Mavs had been optimistic that they would be able to sign Lin.

    So $2,150,000 each year.

  • Rzo Vlade

    rememmber the bracelet he wore it was the same color of the hornets

  • blubell
  • CaliUSMC

    first guy to show him some love. new bromance?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! At that time I thought it’s for his foundation now I know….LOL!

  • Hans

    Jeremy is not stupid. The staffs are not stupid. Coach Clifford talks about using stretch 4s in modern day basketball, so I expect Batum and MKG to take turn playing the stretch 4. My take is Kamisky will be brought alone from the bench and maybe starting him once he’s ready. Batum will start at 3 while playing occassional stretch 4 when neccessary. MKG will be penciled in for 4 but it’s open for grabs. Al Jeff is a lock at 5 and Kamisky could play the 5 while Al rests. All the pieces are fitting the pic well.

  • Rzo Vlade

    i though it was denver but I notice now the color of hornets uniform check jlin twitter avatar

  • blubell

    MKG’s Twitter page: Down to earth always keep God 1st, I’m a regular guy just have a Bigger Dream than most

  • CJSHYY

    After party, DJ suddenly wake up… Oh! NO, I can’t be w this team. LOL!

  • Rzo Vlade

    sucks as a player

  • John Lee

    Lin’s new Christian brother!

  • Charlie S

    Guess who is the GM for the Hornets?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Cho

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    MJ must be tired of MKG and KEMBA cannot shoot to save their lives

  • John Lee

    Lin will improve the game of everyone around him.

  • Rzo Vlade

    rich cho no need a wiki

  • blubell

    Now, who will be his handshake buddy(ies) 🙂

  • Dan Cohen

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Dan Cohen

    he is christian too.. that’s why.

  • zxcvb

    Was the #1 hot topic on Reddit’s NBA community.

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    I see. Really surprised it’s not Mav. But not too bad either bc w CP is going to control the ball…. smh!

  • Dan Cohen

    LOL on Melvyn Koh.. where is the GSW one wjhen he first broke in nba.

  • zxcvb

    No way. He improved a lot this season, fixing his jumper from midrange. Good defender. Super athletic. Not a ball-hog at all. Good guy to pair with Lin.

  • Hans

    give him a break. like Jeremy, he’s been having a hard time finding the right fit. Maybe Jeremy can fix that.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kamenetzky Brothers‏@KamBrothers

    Kamenetzky Brothers retweeted Mark Medina

    DJ fallout, possibly. Talk of S/T with Dallas had Jordan stayed in Dallas. BK

    https://twitter.com/KamBrothers/status/618974942269468674

    https://twitter.com/MarkG_Medina/status/618974196010348544

  • ViNuyork

    Greg Lau Will you be backing up Kemba or doing more shooting guard? Hornets could use both I think.
    Like · Reply · 38 · 2 hrs
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    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!
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  • Hans

    Where’s Kaminsky and Al Jefferson ??

  • Dan Cohen

    but defense?

  • ViNuyork

    haha–power of JLin fans– u got a taste of linsanity

  • Dan Cohen

    ok I’m done for the day with all these lin craze news.. eyes getting tired and head spinning reading the comments here and at the toringial site…and debated with some loser on lakernation. so piece out yall.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Guess this may play a major role in JLin for signing with Hornets.
    https://twitter.com/drbrucehirsch/status/618993547291848709

  • Rzo Vlade

    garbage lakers still writing about him

  • zxcvb

    He had light blue shoes, ha. We joked Dallas or Denver. Guess it was Charlotte!

  • Grace Nsns

    night night have a good sleep

  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    this the line up

    pg kemba
    sg jlin
    sf batum
    pf kaminsky
    c zeller

    buyout jefferson

  • zxcvb

    Batum and MKG are great defenders.

  • blubell

    So Jeremy will be guarding Harden and Kobe…hmmm.

  • Grace Nsns

    He’s pretty fair to Lin I believe.

  • pero_square

    I am kind of relieved that it’s finally over. No more stressing out and checking this site 7~8 times a day. Sweet dreams guys.

  • Rzo Vlade

    batum????? he will guard ariza that camp out in 3pt line

  • blubell

    Enjoy your normal life until preseason 🙂

  • blubell

    I remember Portland put Batum on Jeremy.

  • Rzo Vlade

    stop he is not fair!!! you know they are tanking thats why they bench jlin but never came out his writing he is a dog of the lakers org

  • CaliUSMC

    wut are chances of MDA going to Charlotte?

  • blubell
  • pero_square

    No wonder he was so chilled throughout the whole trip. I understand he couldn’t say anything before the FA start but dammit couldn’t he have announce it a few days sooner? Think of us poor fans! I could swear some of people on this site aged a few years because of this ordeal haha.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Alain Gervais

    what are the chances

  • pero_square

    lololol Chandler don’t quit your day job. You are not as smooth as you thought you are.

  • blubell

    DJ… LOL

  • Charlie S

    I will tune into the first Mavs Clips game as well haha

  • Maknusia

    ditto

  • blubell

    What exactly is his day job? lol

  • Maknusia

    @brentyen:disqus/ @psalm234:disqus??

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    When was it scheduled, just today or before?

  • blubell

    It is still unclear…

  • Alain Gervais

    2 months ago

  • pero_square

    Oh thank god…I would hate to see Lin’s best years being heavily discounted like that(not the money but the perceived value as a player). It’s all up to him to show his worth on the court now.

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais
  • blubell
  • I remember they talked post-game & embraced.
    They must’ve met in chapel service. Good to know he got a friend!

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Je is underrated in the paint post up

  • kittyhead

    Last year D’Antoni went to visit Clifford for a couple of days. I think they are close and that may be why Lin is willing to trust him and sign with Hornets at a low price.

  • wandertheglobe

    Ewing and Clifford under Jvg in Houston

  • blubell
  • Alain Gervais

    so 3 out of the 5 cant score i doubt it

  • Alain Gervais

    atleast their honest

  • Grace Nsns

    http://www.fcpiao.com/news/nba_7137/
    Oct 14BeijingTime, 2015 in Shanghai.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Thanks

  • kittyhead

    I wont deny I’m so relieved now because Lin is away from him. lol

  • Rzo Vlade

    3 cannot shoot to save their lives

  • Grace Nsns

    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/619000771401617408
    At least he can opt out next year.

  • Bulldog

    Yeah. Surprise me every year.

  • blubell
  • dave lam

    Charlotte ?
    Jeremy always played for teams with high Asian population
    Any one visit Charlotte and tell me if there’s many Asians there?

  • CaliUSMC

    I live in Atlanta- I know couple of Asians from NC. Nothing like LA though.

  • blubell

    Will you attend a game or two next season?

  • CaliUSMC

    HECK YEAH! Def driving up there for a few games. Can’t wait 😀

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    All sources have been wrong about lin’s trade and free agency, so be careful about his new contract.

  • blubell

    Great! Remember to report back here! 🙂

  • Bulldog

    The TV, NBA league pass, FB and Twitter have spread the games globally. Now a NBA team needs less support from the community.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    I’m sure the cost for ticket would be much more reasonable, unlike la.

  • blubell
  • grover chang

    MJ was LIn’s favorite player.

  • grover chang

    cuban should do Dirk a favor and trade him to a contender in his final years.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Hopefully Another Duck streams will cover Hornets games.

  • grover chang

    I felt the article was mostly positive. Sounds like the writer thinks Lin is good and will be a productive member of the team.

  • Riddick

    Why is this guy lying? I only see17k followers… Way to sell yourself as a hack…won’t b looking at you( bonnell ) as a legit source. Already a chump trying to jump on Lin’s fan wagon…smh.

  • blubell

    Is that Dikembe Mutombo? Didn’t know he was a Hornet.

  • Rick Johnson

    Gee, seems to be an quite a coincidence that they happen to be one of the teams going to China.

  • DJSlik

    i’m scairt.

  • Rzo Vlade

    what???? scairt? whats that

  • MEL LIN

    this guy will be the one doing pick and lob with jeremy just like davis
    Bismack Biyombo..

    Center-Forward • FA ..

  • Rzo Vlade

    he is in toronto now zeller is the one who will get the pick and lob

  • DJSlik

    i’m scairt that this is jeremy’s last NBA contract.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    scared?

  • Grace Nsns

    not good at counting 0 s, ^_^

  • Rzo Vlade

    you got no faith….lok at this hornets are in the east……hornets have players that underachieving and hornets have players who cannot shoot to save their lives………..base in the circumtances this is not his last contract

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    #7 it is!!!!

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Hmm Hornets… interesting… very interesting…

    I think he’ll be 1 or 2 depending on the match up.

  • Maknusia

    extremely deceptive

  • real-dsb

    yes, Lin said so himself (after talk with coach Clifford)

  • Ulysses Modder

    Lin will be backup of Kemba and Batum.
    Hmm Hornets… interesting… very interesting…

  • Maknusia

    5% of total population…

  • IsabeliJane*17

    Batum’s a 3…

  • blubell
  • TTNN
  • Ulysses Modder

    Not.

    Batum wants to play with the ball in his hands and not open.

    He wants to play as Parson in 2

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hornets is going to do better than both Dallas and Lakers next season.

  • MEL LIN

    the only thing i don’t like is the division that he is in. CAVS and you know who is there

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    WestBrook is very turnover proned.

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, I know. Dellavedova is always diving at other players legs.

  • zxcvb

    Any East division is better and easier competition than the West.

  • TTNN

    will he still in CAVS next season?

  • blubell
  • MEL LIN

    as you know if you can’t pass your division then it would be harder to reach the finals

  • real-dsb

    maybe Cuban is holding Lebron hostage right now

  • MEL LIN

    hahah don’t care about that guy I’m talking Lebronnnnn

  • zxcvb

    I’m impressed that Steve Clifford was willing to bench Lance Stephenson last year. Didn’t matter that Lance was the flashy, athletic “rising star” on a big contract. He wasn’t helping them team and so he sat. But the Hornets were classy enough to send him to a good situation with the Clips.

  • MEL LIN

    nice

  • real-dsb

    actually Cavs not in Hornets division. Southeast Division is ATL, WAS, MIA, CHA, ORL

  • zxcvb

    That was pre-free agency, though. Without signing a PG like Lin, I would have started Batum as well. We’ll see what happens when the preseason and real season begins…

  • real-dsb

    That’s good to know. I respect coaches that aren’t afraid to bench players with attitude or effort problems.

  • zxcvb

    Always a good litmus test, IMO. I’m fine with “tough” coaches as long as they are fair and tough on everyone. McHale and B.S. were phonies who coddled their stars.

  • MEL LIN

    yes you are right good choice then

  • MEL LIN

    just ATL they need to worry about

  • CJSHYY

    Not too bad. I believe Lin can make it happen.

  • Ulysses Modder

    currently in the NBA, almost every team has two ball handlers or initiators on offense

    Only the Clippers that not

  • John Lee

    Stingsanity works too.

  • blubell

    and HOU

  • Maknusia

    better start preparing your 10 page draft now! :0)

  • Sounds like 2 PG/SG system from how JLin described it in FB comment. If he is excited w coach & system, I’m AllLin 🙂

  • real-dsb

    Told you they might change the rules next year.

    https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/619023779289677824

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    One thing that I didn’t realized about Kemba Walker….While he averaged 17 point per game which is very good, he only shot 38% for the field…and only .30% from 3point range…

    Those are horrible numbers in compare to Lin who shot 42%FG and 37% from 3point.

    Walker averaged 15 shots per game

    Jeremy averaged 8 shots per game…The notion is if Lin can average 15 shots per game under 42%FG and 36% 3point, he’d average close to 20 point per game.

  • Yup, if DAL doesn’t believe in Lin, he made the right decision of not going there even with the chance to start.
    CHA role seems better & better esp. In the East

  • Oh yeah, we just want no nonsense winning teamball 🙂

  • Yes, dodged a bullet there 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia

  • Yw I feel much better already, very therapeutic LOL

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    You guys are buzzing way faster than the Hornets!!!! just couldnt catchup…sigh… especially on today’s buzy schedule.. couple of site travels…but for some reason I’m just happy…a big relief from all the drama

  • Maknusia

    jeremy got benched as well?!!…kiddin kiddin…i know…i havent read much about SClifford…need to pick up my reading later in the night…keep it coming

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Check what Lin said in his FB both Chinese & English can tell… he really wants to play his game again. In here, they will give him the chance the most…

  • linspiredinla

    For 2yrs with no option, according to Hornets guy.

  • joyce ward

    Lin will do fine on this team. I envision Lin helping to take them to the playoffs. Also, I love the fact that Gilchrist welcomed him. Prayers up that will be the best season will be lin’s best season.

  • Maknusia

    werent they a 50-50 team last season….they had been progressing well over the years since SC took over

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! To Mav w/o Jordan sure will be bad again bc Matthews & CP just back from injury who knows when they will be back or how good they can play next season? If not good then they will blame Lin again.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Nop. They won 33 games in 11th place in East Conference last season.

  • Maknusia

    I think thats one of key reason Jordon was thinking twice about it…without a player like JL he wont be able to perform…just wasted

  • Maknusia

    i see, probably the year before that or something…remember something like that prior to their name change

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Clifford is assistant coach of MDA.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s good for him too. I was so surprised to know it’s Hornets first but after read what he said in his FB… that’s just match what he said in his Lakers exit interview that he wants to find a team that fit him… I think he knew what he wants & pick this team. Even I don’t know too much about it bc I never watched their game unless vs Lakers. LOL!

  • Bulldog

    It seems to me that coaches used to be players always have something against Lin. They want to damage Lin’s career so badly that it even causes their teams’ successes.

    Steve Clifford sounds a smart person without bias toward Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Well, it’s in east conference & no big star that it’s good. I believe Lin will help them to win more games & make it to playoff.

  • Bulldog

    And LA

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Steve Clifford:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Clifford

    After graduating from college, Clifford became a teacher at Woodland High School in Maine. He also gained his first coaching experience at the school, serving as their head coach for two seasons while leading them to two tournaments.
    He then served as an assistant coach at St. Anselm’s College, Fairfield University, Boston University and Siena College. In 1995, he assumed the head coaching duties at Adelphi University and coached for four seasons under Keith Dickson, leading their team to four appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, an 86–36 (.705) record and four consecutive 20-win seasons; he was the first coach in the school’s history with back-to-back 20-plus win seasons.

    Clifford became an NBA assistant coach with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets under Jeff Van Gundy and quickly developed a reputation as a defensive expert. He then was an assistant for Stan Van Gundy with the Orlando Magic.[2] He considers both the Van Gundy brothers as mentors.[6] He reached the NBA Playoffs in each of his five seasons with Orlando, appearing in the NBA Finals in 2009.

    Clifford then joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2012–13 as an assistant.

  • kittyhead

    Cuban is playing fire by letting Fegan and CP handle this. He should let his manager to do his work. Again, I’m so relieved Lin didnt go there.

  • CJSHYY

    From his Chinese FB

    林書豪在第一時間用英文在自己臉書後貼出加盟黃蜂宣告,接著也用中文告訴大家這個跌破眾人眼鏡的消息,全文如下:

    「這一個休賽季是我進入NBA以來第一次成為真正的自由球員,對我來說,最重要的是找到一個非常適合我的球隊。我想加入能讓我再次以對的方法來打我喜愛的籃球並且能夠自由發揮。這對我來說一直是最重要的。經過與家人和朋友多次的祈禱和討論,我想親自讓你們知道我將會加盟夏洛特黃蜂隊。

    我的籃球旅程從來都不是按照我(或其他人)想的那樣的那樣發生,但上帝一直把對我最好的給我,我深信他會繼續這樣做。我要感謝克利福德教練和黃蜂隊花很多時間跟我談,很瞭解我的球風,最重要的是他們讓我知道他們相信我。

    對那些耐心等候我的消息的你們,我打從心底感謝你們陪我一起參與這個旅程。謝謝湖人隊和洛杉磯在過去的一年對我的支持。我不知道以後會發生什麼事情,但我保證我會盡我的一切的能力來幫助這個球隊,繼續努力成為更好的球員和更好的人。這是我的下一章! ‪#‎神是唯一聽眾‬ ‪#‎BuzzCity‬」(中時電子報)

  • blubell
  • David Clark

    You can use VPN if you are in china and unable to access jeremylin. I am also here in china and using VPN because nothing is accessible for me here like google, Facebook, etc. But now through using VPN tool it is easy for me to access it again so you can also choose VPN for china in this list.

  • linspiredinla
  • JustSayNo2HardensIso
  • JoeTeam

    playing more basketball than politics …

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy Lin against the Hornets:

    https://youtu.be/YvzL43PNzVQ

  • CJSHYY

    Is this the real deal or just rumor? He said there is no player’s option for 2nd year?!

  • CJSHYY

    He finally became smart for once.

  • linspiredinla

    Not sure. Was the answer I got. Guess we will know more later.

  • CJSHYY

    I know so far no detail yet… just rumor news that everyone copy from each other just like Mav tried SnT will work…?!

  • linspiredinla
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Charlie S

    Say Jeremy Lin Jeremy Lamb 5 times fast

  • Rick Johnson
  • Maknusia

    yup thats way too low…but at this point I dont think its been disclose yet, mostly its gonna be around 5.5m/yr, even that is low…but if Lin is going to a better fit and he could progress in his career, then I’m for it

  • real-dsb

    yeah, that’s what Clifford said in his interview

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    who said there was no players option?

  • Maknusia

    truly hope so….enough of those dramas

  • Maknusia

    Its good to see “smart” people do recognize how bad he was utilized

  • Rick Johnson

    There better be a player option otherwise this agent needs to be fired.

  • leeda harun

    yeah..so am I tired from all the dtama

  • Maknusia

    from a naked eye, it may be true……he did force some PnR thats because, he didnt get any practice time with the lineups that he been forced to play. As for 3pt, he did went to a slump for a period, but overall he still mange to pull it thru by end the of the session, the session numbers proves this

    As for D, its all media’s plays…hope that would be erased by coming season!

  • Maknusia

    He dont have the size or height of Jlin, we dont need to go on the rest offensive force that Lin brings

  • Maknusia

    Good to know they had some playing time together

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…I think its not known yet…from what I had read so far…so we need to wait for actuals

  • Hurrican

    I am really not familiar with Hornets but when someone on reddit made a joke about them finally having a guard who can shoot over 40% I thought they were joking. I mean look at Walker’s average for last year 17/5 are pretty solid numbers…but last year his FG% was 38.5%, 3PT% 30.4. He is basically an inefficient volume shooter.

  • Maknusia

    That was super quick…BuzzCity it is!

  • real-dsb

    Charlotte Observer writers are ignorant about Lin’s defense. Both writers (Rick Bonnell and Scott Fowler) use the same phrase “shaky defense” to describe Lin’s defense, which tells me that they just copied that phrase from somewhere and haven’t actually watched Lin’s film. They’re just writing that based on Lin’s reputation.

    Even for an unbiased observer, Lin at worst is an “average defender”. When they actually watch his games, they will be pleasantly surprised and their opinions will be changed.

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol

  • real-dsb

    wow, that is horrible. He had 1.09 PPS last year. That is a total volume shooter.

    Lin was 1.27 PPS last year. Better than Lillard, Conley, Lawson, Knight, Wall, Parker, D Will, Reggie Jackson, Mo Will, Kemba, Rose, Barea, Calderon.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/player/_/stat/field-goals/sort/scoringEfficiency/qualified/false/position/point-guards

  • Maknusia

    Its been a while since we heard from Lin’s biggest fan! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    i was just kiddin…and good to know he had worked with MDA, maybe MDA a say in it as well…who knows…

  • Maknusia

    Buzzanity it is…Go Lin…now we hand to long for the season or at least the preseason to start…another long wait!…greedy!

  • Maknusia

    That works as well

  • Maknusia

    If thats the case…then its a good fit…but its way to early to say anything on the lineups…even SC would need some time to reevaluate with all the new sign-ins

  • Maknusia

    and MAV

  • Maknusia

    not known yet…he is a FA as well

  • blubell
  • you’re too quick :]
    JLin posted it 1m ago

  • blubell

    Nah… Should be posted within seconds to be considered quick 😛

  • Rzo Vlade

    I wanna see this line up
    pg kemba
    sg jlin
    sf batum
    pf kaminsky / williams
    C zeller

    trade jefferson to a Center….jeferson good post up but poor defense slow he put points but he also give away points he puts

  • Jack

    A fan asked why he choose the Hornets when he could be a starting PG for the Mavs. Here is Lin’s comment on FACEBOOK why he picked the Hornets:

    “My number 1 priority was finding the best opportunity to get the most minutes playing my style of play. Wont get too much into it, but Charlotte was by far the best choice. Spoke to Coach Clifford for a couple hours and really understands my game. I feel like he will bring out the best in me.”

    Makes sense for me. It is obvious coach Clifford sold him on how he is planning to use him. Good for Jeremy. I guess we all will be watching a ton of Hornets games.

  • blubell

    We’ll be watching ALL of Hornets games 🙂

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rzo Vlade

  • Spot

    Positives:

    -Weaker Eastern Conference
    -AsianAmerican GM
    -All Star Game in Charlotte
    -Dell Curry (Curry’s father) as commentator
    -short contract
    -good coach with the right system

    Negatives

    -not big money
    -Kemba Walker is a ballhog

  • zxcvb

    They gave him a 4y/48M extension after last year…oof. Got carried away after making the playoffs, ha.

  • zxcvb

    Don’t know if Kaminsky is ready to be a starter just yet. Spencer Hawes is a great stretch 4/5. He shot 42% on 4 treys per game in 2013-14. Good rebounder and passer as well. I also think they should trade Jefferson. Swap him for Joakim Noah, maybe? Both are expiring 13M deals. Offense for defense.

    My ideal lineup: Lin / MKG / Batum / Hawes / [mobile defensive big]

  • Maknusia

    we need more such twitts…letting the coach and FO know what Jeremy could bring to the team.

    At times…when they kept on running with mediocre players, they find it
    difficult to think out of the box and use the fresh blood

  • Rzo Vlade

    kemba cannot shoot to save his life

  • Rzo Vlade

    cannot run slow…. kaminsky is ready

  • Good/Funny CHA fans reaction from RealGM forum thread

    Welcome to Charlotte Jeremy Lin
    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=1398538&sid=c790366abad0e1f7164f6f31505ba6f5#start_here
    Confirms on his official Facebook account he will be joining the team. Very good PnR guard, a significant upgrade in the backcourt over Roberts. Also brings some delusional fans. Straight from Linsanity himself before reported by a news source – I’m excited!
    Very happy about this. Well done Cho.
    OMG I am psyched!! Yes!
    Won’t know what to do with a PG that shoots over 40%.
    Without DeAndre Jordan we’re a much better team than the Mavericks, don’t see why this is so surprising.
    I thought he might have been offered the starting role at the Mav’s, so we had no hope. Good job front office.
    Congrats on getting Lin. Lin can finally play for his childhood idol: Michael Jordan
    yes!!!! Got my guy I have been promoting all along. Imagine a second unit with Lin and Frank working the PnR game surrounded by the shooting of Jeremy Lamb, Troy Daniels and Spencer Hawes. And he has the size to play with Kemba for stretches. LETS GO!!!!!
    Now we just need to go in his house cut the phone lines throw him in a closet and make sure no one contacts him for another 2 hours till he signs

  • zxcvb

    “Wont get too much into it, but Charlotte was by far the best choice”

    Very encouraged by that statement. Sounds like Clifford was the only coach who really understood and appreciated him. Dallas was just looking for a cheap PG to defer to Parsons and stand in the corner.

  • Maknusia

    Well said…..we could easily sense…just by JLin signing…we are so much emotionally connected

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL 11 Oct to be precised, almost 3 months to go. Oh no. When will the training camp begin?? 4 weeks before preseason?

  • Maknusia

    yeah what a coincidence!!! its a win-win

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    At least when JLin is on the team and isn’t DNP-CD:-)

  • blubell

    The nightmare is over!

  • Maknusia

    wow…against Clippers! thats gonna be interesting

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL so funny esp this: “Now we just need to go in his house cut the phone lines throw him in a
    closet and make sure no one contacts him for another 2 hours till he
    signs”

  • zxcvb

    Hawes can keep up. 2013-14 Sixers played the fastest pace in the league! 13p/8r/3a in 31mpg.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    YAY!!!! Good surprise and so glad JLin has chosen Hornets rather than goes to Mavs and any other teams that were named. I have my reservation on those. The more I hear about Hornets, the more I like it there. Pray that finally JLin is having fun in bb games again. Can’t wait to see him play in Shengzhen and Shanghai:-)

  • blubell

    Definitely not Clutchfans. Whew!

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    BuzzCity Jersey

  • Maknusia

    Looking Good!

  • zxcvb

    Yea Nic! I’ve always been a big fan of Batum. He’s like Parsons…except he actually IS a great passer, defender and unselfish teammate. Had an off year in Portland due to nagging injuries (and a bad divorce I hear), but he’s the real deal — a great “glue guy.”

  • Maknusia

    could be…high chances

  • Hurrican

    Nope they were a .402 team 33-49

  • leeda harun

    from mav to chi and than to cha..hehe

  • yes, less ego but a lot more player than Parsons!
    Batum can be a killer to close out games

    Excited to see his partnership w/ JLin. He knew how good Lin can be from that POR-HOU playoff series

  • blubell

    I like the black and teal colors.

  • Maknusia

    lol….but lets not resort to calling garbage and dog…cheers mate

  • real-dsb

    sorry, but teal and purple are my least favorite colors.

  • blubell

    I thought we were done with emojis? lol. Buzzzzz.

  • Maknusia

    its too early for the lineup…lets see

  • John Lee

    Batum remembers Lin from playoffs series vs Rox.

  • he remembers well that Game 5 when Linsanity took over!

  • blubell

    It was him guarding Jeremy not Lillard.

  • Maknusia

    #7 it is then…Lin’s pick

  • Rzo Vlade

    black are dope

  • John Lee

    Exactly.

  • John Lee

    He knows Lin’s legit.

  • John Lee

    IF Lin is used properly and sufficiently, entirely possible for Hornets to reach 5th seed in EC.

  • Rzo Vlade

    the jeremy lin and jeremy lamb connection

  • Maknusia

    lol…simple and short!

  • and entirely possible he can be an All-Star since no other guards shoot >40% 🙂
    we still have to wait & see but Coach Clifford sounds like he knows JLin’s strength & will develop him
    I will trust JLin’s judgment in finding best fit & coach who believes in him

  • Maknusia

    He is in Good hands!!! Best reply to LAL

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Maknusia

    2nd yr option is good…he can re-evaluate the market and ear better with the new NBA ruling

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes it was over .524 the year before and went into playoff and lost 4 games vs Heats.

  • Maknusia

    is he?!…thats good to know

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Oops. I’m slow. Anna beat me below:-)

  • Maknusia

    yes, anything could happen, we never know, similar to Harden who came in later….but Lin has the player option, which is good

  • real-dsb

    I don’t like to trash Lin’s new teammates, but Kemba’s efficiency stats are pretty bad. I don’t think his defense is great either. I think Lin has a decent chance to supplant Kemba’s incumbent starting job at PG in the middle of the season.

  • Maknusia

    thats they thing…we are hoping for

  • LAJane

    Ballhogs are everywhere in the NBA. Hard to find a place without ’em. Bright lights, big money…lot of gollums grabbing all the fool’s gold they can. Jeremy knows how to deal with those guys. If Charlotte isn’t blowing smoke and actually values Jeremy, then Kemba is going to have some adjustments to make when everybody starts to appreciate all that Jeremy can do!

    We all know Jeremy is not concerned with money at this stage…he wants a team that will unleash him. God willing, Charlotte will live up to their sales pitch. He’s as aware as we are that public perception of your skill is tangled up with how much money you make. Maybe there’s a second year player option to offset the up-front offer. More important now is the chance to turn around the deliberate damage done by McHale and Scott.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Another player is so glad he doesn’t have to play against JLin this coming season:-)

  • real-dsb

    The rest I think are good fits.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    If everything works out and coach is fair, he will play JLin more:-)

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    Also, Kemba is junior to Lin (Lin came into league a year before Kemba). So it’s not like a Nash situation that the coach has to start the senior incumbent out of respect.

  • blubell

    You’re gonna have to learn to like it… you’ll be seeing them a lot next season 🙂

  • zxcvb

    Lin will probably start the year as 6th man and Kemba will be the starting PG…but I think it should be the other way around with their skill sets. *shrug* Maybe they can play together and everyone wins.

  • chan c

    True!

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks for the info. I don’t know what has promised to JLin. Guess we just have to wait until we hear more. Obviously JLin wants to start but no idea in this case what’s going on. Time to learn more. When will the training begin?? Any idea?

  • Maknusia

    well said!

  • chan c

    Yessirrr!

    So , Hornets is it!

    All the best , JLin!

    Go , wreak havoc in the East!

  • kittyhead

    Maybe in the camp they will know how good Lin is if they really let him play freely.

  • Maknusia

    you are not easy to please! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    keeping fingers crossed…definitely

  • Maknusia

    thanks…my memory a failing…but i know it was something akin to that…need some homework now

  • steven ko

    Steve Clifford must have told owner MJ:

    “I like Jeremy. I really do.”

  • Maknusia

    its too early to say anything at this point in time

  • Maknusia

    they were good friends earlier

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL I’ve done a little bit of homework now. Tried to put name and face together. Not going to be easy as a few of them look alike:-) Guess it will take me a few months to get to know each one:-)

  • real-dsb

    Amazing, Lin’s news still trumped DeAndre drama in Reddit’s NBA channel as the #1 hot/trending topic for today. Pretty much all the comments were very positive towards Lin.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/

  • blubell

    I am very happy that Jeremy is happy. He knew exactly what he wanted and stayed the course by trusting God. Next season will be strictly about basketball. No more ballhogs, doubting coaches, agendas, dramas, etc… hopefully. Everyone will know where Charlotte is now that Jeremy is a Hornet and I believe he will be big part of the organization on and off the court.

    Thank you to all those who provided information regarding free agency, cap space, contracts, and etc and thank everyone who contributed in any way. There were tense moments here and there but we got through it together and came out of this in one piece. We have a great community here and lets keep it that way!

    Now resume your normal lives and rediscover sleep. If you don’t know what sleep is… google it 🙂

  • steven ko
  • real-dsb

    thank you for blubell’s realtime “retweeting” here too!

  • real-dsb

    Price is pretty much the only PG that Lin will be earning more than. It’s okay, Lin will make more than most PGs if you include endorsements. It’s all about fit and playing time.

  • Grace Nsns

    really hate those ‘back up’, ‘2nd unit’ nonsense.

  • Maknusia

    totally! cant wait fr the preseason/training camp to start!

  • Maknusia

    no choice…we just need to bite the bullet till Lin proves his nay sayers wrong and rewrite the media perception

  • steven ko

    Of course, I was trying to be facetious. Very ecstatic about JLin playing for the right coach. Just hope Kemba can leave his ego at the door before entering the arena…

  • Maknusia

    hahaha…i remember you saying that years ago when Lin moved to Houston!

  • Maknusia

    oh no!…not that again! lolz

  • IsabeliJane*17

    That black with teal uniform looks slick!

  • real-dsb

    Lin vs Kemba. I could never get tired of watching this game highlights.

  • real-dsb

    Lin 30 pts, 11-18 fg, 9 reb, 3 ast
    Kemba 20 pts, 6-9 fg, 4 reb, 4 ast

    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=293410041

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Not Houston as I wasn’t able to watch games then:-) Only was able to watch from 2nd preseason Asia games. During that time I was able to recognize few faces via highlights. I wasn’t following close then. Didn’t have the time nor the energy then. Yes I had a hard time with Lakers last year. Carlos and Sacre, Xavier, Johnson and few others looked alike to me:-) Took me a few months after JLin was traded to Lakers to know everyone:-)

  • Ben Johnson

    Clifford is a Dantoni disciple

  • real-dsb

    Lin’s new teammate Kaminsky. I’m just salivating at the assists Kaminsky will convert from Lin.

  • JT

    I hope Clifford is one of those coaches that practices what he preaches, because if he isn’t Jlin is screwed.

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats why he need to start with zeller trade jefferson for a center or power forward

  • real-dsb

    One thing to watch is Aaron Harrison, who is an undrafted PG playing in Hornets’ summer league. He is from Kentucky, twin brother with Andrew Harrison (who muttered “F— that N—-” about Kaminsky after Wisconsin beat undefeated Kentucky). I would assume that Aaron’s chances have been eliminated with Lin’s signing, but you never know.

  • Bulldog

    It’s also possible to trade Kemba and move Batum to SG.
    Al Jefferson can be 4 and MKG can play SF.

  • sport

    That’s cause those haters don’t want Lin to start! There’s no doubt Lin will be starting for Hornets!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy’s odd situation is given by Byron Scott and Lakers who have tanked the entire season and misused Lin as their lost excuses. May the wrath of God be upon

    Byron Scott and Lakers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You really don’t need much reasons to sign a guard with Jeremy’s credential with $2.2M/ year.
    That’s absolutely an excuse.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The last 2 years, Kembe Walker shot below 40%. Only in his second year, he shot at 42.4% FG5 and his best 3P% is 33.3% in 2013-14 season.

  • Michael

    Does Kemba Walker strike you guys as a team player?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kembe Walker’s stats is unimpressive; basically a 2 pt mid-range shooter shooting below 40% FG% and around 33.3% 3P%. He has improve his AST/TO from 2.64 to 3.18 last season. He played around 35 minutes per game made 5 to 6 assists per game. He took only 16 shots per game scored about 17 to 18 points..

    Lin and Kembe Walker would be good complements.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nicolas Batum, Kembe Walker, and Jeremy Lin played more or less the same style of basketball. Shooting around the same % and they are willing passers.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Spencer Hawes, Cody Zeller and Kaminsky would be players of similar level and I don’t think they could beat out one another. Spencer Hawes took a dip in his career playing behind DeAndre Jordon. He can shoot 3s. A good big man to spread the court. Big Al Jefferson is at the last year of his contract. He’s a post center.

    Most players of the Hornets are young and around 26 years old.

  • David Kim

    How about lin gets a private lessons from Jordan and playing 1 on 1 with Jordan?
    LOL

  • Bearness

    Real GM Lakers forum mod posted on Hornets board saying:

    “Welcome to the Jeremy Lin experience.

    Seriously, he’s a steal for $2mil per year, for his sake I hope the 2nd year is a player option. He’s a borderline starting PG so that money is almost insultingly bad for him.”

    Either this will turn out to be a great opportunity for Lin and he is going to explode this season so he can get a new fat contract, or we are going to look back and wonder “What were you thinking back then Lin?!?!?” It will be feast or famine. Nothing in between.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He can shoot 3s but Clippers last season simply wasted him.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    But he drafts a PnR guard as his lottery pick. However there is no big man in Lakers that can complement him.
    Laker is going to be among the worst losers in the league in free agent and draft.

  • Maknusia

    That would be sweet…but I doubt MJ has the time nor fit to do a 1 to 1…he is 52

  • Maknusia

    hard to say…….he may have been the go to guys, because the rest dont seem to be a good shooter, hence his high FGA.

    KW 2015 highlights

  • Dan Cohen

    MJ doesn’t touch that side anymore.. he is a biz owner

  • Dan Cohen

    if kaminsky plays and they play well even if it’s lin’s credit then they will not give the credit to the chinese guy.. hope you know.

  • Dan Cohen

    no way.. kemba is paid 12 mil and thus force to start.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy drew fouls in driving to the basket. Kembe Walker is simply a mid-range shooter.

  • Dan Cohen

    if kemba struggles ore lin players better, they would’nt mind because he proved himself..
    unlike in houston where they thing dragic is better and he just comes in and ‘takes’ dragic starting role without earning it.

  • Dan Cohen

    yeah. lin know coach is everything.. he even said it in hs and thus rejected stanford because he told dieponbrok that he cannot play for a coach he doesn’t trust.

  • Dan Cohen

    lets’ not go and keep bashing on kemba.. that’s why many hates lin fans.. because it’s like trying to make lin look good at other own players expenese. You see most comparison done with nonsame team players on the nba.. but not with same teammates

  • Dan Cohen

    so lin better and better do very well.. else we lin fans have no excuse..PERIOD.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks…He Pops well….not bad….need real game evaluate

  • Maknusia

    Lets not bring race into the discussion here….we all know he was/is not given the fair chance as others

  • Maknusia

    looking at that number…its even painful to the eye..sigh

  • Filler-up

    Lin earned $15m last year and didn’t start. It’s who gives the team the best chance of winning. Especially since Charlotte has designs to be a playoff team.

  • Maknusia

    To be fair…Lin have not shot that much in volume, so its gonna be difficult comparison…we will know soon

  • Maknusia

    You are doing the same thing that you did on Kobe….its Kemba and not Kembe…comeon its not difficult to follow the rules…right

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin doesn’t really need the limelights.
    But once Jeremy is in the team, the whole team is going to be under the spotlight.

  • David Kim

    Jordan said that he still can beat hornets players 1 on 1. anyway he will not do that…

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Especially when it’s a borderline playoff team. They have to fight for the last playoff spot. They have to give their best to succeed. They have to play their best players and their best plays.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so. Finally for the first time no more big star around him that makes his life miserable.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Wayne Ellington moving east as well :
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    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/619127384739065856

  • CJSHYY

    One more player leaves Lakers.

  • 1mtoldman

    basically all the rotation players from early in the season except kobe: price, ellington, lin, davis, johnson, boozer, hill,

    gone or going. but then if yer 21 and 61 probably not the best collection to keep around.

    no one left but the kobe (and his young minions): old, randle, clarkson, and new, russell. ,

  • 1mtoldman

    he’s not a good shooter either; more significantly his shooting % has declined each year in the leagues (as have the number of games he has managed to be able to play).

  • CJSHYY

    BTW, where is Boozer going? So Young is still in Lakers?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Nobody wants to be thrown under the bus again if they do have a choice.
    Who would Byron Scott use as a scrapegoat this time.

  • 1mtoldman

    kaminsky looks very fundamentally sound in summer league; he sets like 3 screens on every possesion and really knows what he’s doing without the ball in offensive schemes. seems a bit lost on defense but with his length can recover and often get some blocks at least shot adjustments.

  • Filler-up

    Lin will be starting over Walker if he really plays his game.

  • guest

    I hope Clifford keeps his promise. Mitch did not. Sad to see the small number. We will support Jeremy even more!

  • 1mtoldman

    its a “small sample size” to isolate lins pay for this year; for a period of 5 years (rockets, lakers, now charlotte) he has been paid a total of 30 mil which is 6 mil a year which is consistent with what he has acheived in that time and what might be realistically expected of him to acheive in the remaining time

    should he do well in his time in charlotte by time contract is up money will probalby have doubled (cap money). and plenty of time for more money, tho lin will in any event multiply his actual income in endorsements 4 x’s over, is already on forbes lists; only his fans care about what is his salary

    .

  • 1mtoldman

    wow the wrath of god, never noticed this source as a godly based commentator.

    lakers and scott are screwed permanently with tanking. the teams image and success wont recover for years. for scott he’ll be known as the coach who produced the worst record in the history of the storied franchise.

    once he and kobe are gone; he’ll probably never coach again.

    probably enuf cosmic justice already. god’s probably busy with other things.

  • 1mtoldman

    like the cute new avatar (? not sure if thats what its called but think so)

  • 1mtoldman

    really? suprising.

  • David Kim

    Cuban: Since we got no starting Center and PG, should we do tanking next year?

    Parsons: Mark! Dont worry. Just introduce me” Point Forward Center and GM Chandler Parsons” I will do everything.

    LOL

  • 1mtoldman

    yes.

  • 1mtoldman

    theres no reason walker and lin can’t play in the same backcourt, walkers a volume shooter who doesn’t shoot that well but really i mean who else was going to shoot on this team?

    some people have talked of batum playing the 2 but that makes no sense.

    it would seem to me there is little or no competition here in the backcourt and walker’s assist numbers were about the same last year as lins with 10 extra minutes of playing time.

    so if people want to put labels it would be more likely in practice lin would assume more point guardish duties and walker more comfortable 2-ish.

    other guards people have listed as being competition are either a. no longer with the team b. playing summer league c. not actually guards.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s very likely they will bc both CP & Matthews are going to miss some games & even after they are back… normally will not play well after that injury. Tank is good way for next season in Mav. LOL!

  • 1mtoldman

    im not as positive about team as a whole, looks very weak. and i dont agree at all with the idea of dumping jefferson who is the only real quality player proven on the team to give more time to zeller, kaminsky, hawes, and open up the game.

    the one thing i see is both in houston and la; tho lin is constantly spoken of as a defensive liablity, anyone who actually watched the games would know that with both teams much of the time lin was the only one actually playing defense.

    tho b.s. preached defense in practice from the beginning to the end lakers were the worst defense in the league.

    lin should get some help on defense with this team which should save his energy for offense.

    the main thing i see hear just because they really aren’t that good there arent any egos here im aware of; i mean no one is really very accomplished.

    (jefferson again the possible exception). its seems a quiet backwater (someone on here asked: “where’s charlotte?” for lin to linobtrusively reestablish himself and play with other guys who will try to win and work together.

    but of course thus far nothing in lins career has ever worked out as expected!

  • 1mtoldman

    commentators are already pushing for the tank.

  • Arsenium12 .

    If you’re wondering, Charlotte plays in the Southeast division with Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, and Washington.

  • Maknusia

    yeah…there couple of tweets and article on it as well

  • joyce ward

    The one thing that I like about Charlotte is that two of the players on the team have given lin a shout out on twitter, which never happened in LA.

  • 1mtoldman

    with the pickup of …lou williams young who was already on the d list for scott/lakers is extraneous he could go in some of the machinizations of the hibbert deal or otherwise, i supposed he could stay but not likely, not much in the way of rumors on that as far as i know, there was a possible destination rumor for boozer but ive forgotten, too much f.a. to follow. if i find it ill edit this post.

    btw rumored sacre (or more likely imo kelly) could be gone in hibbert deal as well.

  • 1mtoldman

    many people are simply wondering where is charlotte.

  • 1mtoldman

    btw for those emphasizing the idea that charlotte shows disrespect for lin because they’re not paying him enuf: they couldn’t pay him (or anyone else) anymore, “they are already well over the salary cap, with little breathing room beneath the luxury tax of which to speak.” –that was written before lin signed on an exception of one sort or another. (it was actually reported various ways, haven’t caught up enuf this morn where i am to c what it ended up being).

  • Maknusia
  • golfhacker

    Ed Davis signed w/ Porland Trailblazers, 3 yrs/ $20mm. He went to college at University of North Carolina. Too bad no Lin-Davis reunion.

  • BobbyH

    I am wondering if MDA has any role in this. He relocated to West Virgina, which is not that far from Charlotte. He can be available hours away.

    Just saying.

  • Maknusia

    lol…how could people forget MJ’s hometown?!!

  • David Kim

    Assistant coach?..I hope so.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Pretty boy Parsons loves the attention. Me, me, me, doble dose of me, and more me. A page out of Harden’s play book.

  • Alain Gervais
  • David Kim

    I think Lin talked to MDA about this move and got advice from him. Hornet coach (MDA assistant in the past) and team also got advice from MDA about Lin.

  • Alain Gervais

    after thinking about it i don’t mind lin not starting. hornets seem to focus on defense which is good. last year the issue was scoring so lin can add that. no selfish superstars which is also good. he will play a lot so nothing to be mad at. as long as he is used in the right way

  • Maknusia

    SC was MDA’s Asst Coach in LAL, so obviously they would have kept in touch. Most of us do think that MDA may have given his input to SC and Jeremy as well…so its not far fetched

  • Maknusia

    lol…MC is mad

  • Maknusia

    Here is quote from him defending the Coach

    The disappointment means that head coach Steve Clifford, so widely praised for Charlotte’s defensive improvement a year ago, is taking some criticism. Point guard Kemba Walker does not like that, via the Charlotte Observer.

    “It has nothing to do with him,” Walker said of the Hornets sitting 10th in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. “He does a great job, he’s a fantastic coach. He always does his best to give us the right game plan, to try and get wins.

    “I’m 100 percent behind him. I believe in him.”

    “It was no (coincidence) we got to the playoffs last season,” Walker said of Clifford’s coaching.

    “It hasn’t been the best season for us this year, but he is definitely not to blame. We’re the ones out there playing, we’re the ones who have to execute, we’re the ones who have to win those games. I think it’s on us.”

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-basketball/25134168/kemba-walker-hornets-struggles-have-nothing-to-do-with-steve-clifford

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Chopz

    Nick young since he’s still on the team

  • Maknusia

    Frank has been defending Lin quite a bit though! New found fan from NC?!

  • Maknusia

    He needs to get out of there

  • Maknusia

    Lin gonna have a longer summer…he needs to find a new place…the move and the study on the team….and practicing while doing all of those!

  • KL

    I just looked at their roster and I think Lin is either going to start or he will come off the bench and play at least 30 mins a game.

  • CJSHYY

    For sure he’s a backup now?

  • CJSHYY

    I guess not.

  • Maknusia

    Starting or not, he is gonna get minutes…thats for sure…we need to wait till practice and preseason games to understand, whats the role he gonna play

  • Arsenium12 .

    From Marc Stein …
    The San Antonio Spurs will acquire Sacramento Kings’ point guard Ray McCallum, swapping him for a future second-round pick.

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13225247/san-antonio-spurs-acquire-ray-mccallum-sacramento-kings

  • Arsenium12 .
  • KL

    I can’t say I predicted this. Nobody did.

    One fact I was thinking about was that Lin needs to join a team making a playoff push. I think he has found that team in Charlotte.

    An established playoff team is unlikely to need a new starting point guard (e.g. Spurs, Bulls). They would not want to risk changing their lineup except where it was absolutely necessary. Lin is already a veteran so he should not be a backup to a superstar point guard and waste more years away.

    Tanking teams are no good for Lin since Lin is too much of a winner.

    I was looking at the teams that just made the playoffs or just missed the playoffs. Charlotte was one of the teams I noticed.

    I think Jeremy considered the same facts as well. He dismissed Philadelphia as tankers. He also analysed which teams (coaches) use the Pick n Roll more. I have faith in his decision.

  • Arsenium12 .

    See the link in the lower tweet for more info on the Hornets …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm/status/619156197153878016

  • Arsenium12 .

    Some info on the Hornets’ offense …
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    https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm/status/619156899867553792

  • Acbc

    The first Asian superstar on the screen was Bruce Lee, AKA Kato on the TV show Green Hornet.

    There is a sort of symmetry to JLin to explode as a superstar as a Hornet next season.

    LETS GET THE BUZZZZZ LIN PRIME.

  • Maknusia

    Thanks…thats pretty thorough report card!

  • Maknusia

    hmmm interesting!…never crossed my mind

  • Charlie S

    Technically there was a guy before him =)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sessue_Hayakawa

  • pero_square

    Made a comment on Chinese fans’ reaction but it got stuck in pending. Did I say something wrong?

  • KL

    I have already seen some tension about whether Lin will start over Walker.

    Honestly, there were games when Lin and Harden were an unstoppable duo, whether or not Lin started or came off the bench. The problem was always Harden (and McHale who supported Harden) because Harden would get insecure and freeze Jeremy out. (Let’s not even talk about Kobe).

    Honestly I am not sure what will happen in Charlotte. Nobody knows the future but I am determined to enjoy the moment. I know it is possible for Jeremy and Walker to coexist and for Jeremy to get at least 30 mins a game. Whether it will actually happen, all I can say is that hope can be painful but where would we be without hope?

  • Alain Gervais

    he won’t. sg best bet

  • KL

    Agreed. He has a much better chance of starting as SG.

  • wu kong

    The Hornets have signed free agent @JLin7 http://t.co/bn4lJvVEoa @NBA #HornetsSummer pic.twitter.com/lA5lm1ptZs— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) July 9, 2015

  • Alain Gervais

    but it doesn’t matter mo william average 17 ppg there. so it 1 year play well, move on if he wants.

  • Maknusia

    he seems to got that number while KW was away…so lets see if the coach and KW change their game to accommodate Jlin

  • Alain Gervais

    at first but kemba only missed February. anyways hornets has always had an issue of lacking offense. they need lin to score.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Jeremy Lin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hmmm?

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets-sign-free-agent-guard-jeremy-lin

  • KL

    Yeah, I just read that Mo Williams had a good stretch when Walker was out injured. I think the situation will be different with Jeremy because his size will give him some opportunity to play SG.

  • Easy

    the decision shows Lin is confident in his BB. So he wants nothing but a friendly environment to showcase.

  • CJSHYY

    For real? Why?

  • Maknusia

    Finally the deal is sealed…thanks for posting

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Maybe the offer is more than expected?

  • MoominFloren

    Why ??

  • Arsenium12 .
  • CJSHYY

    But they have to be show it to public sooner or later, right? Weird? But Lin looks happy….

  • Arsenium12 .
  • blubell
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Who is the other guy? Hornets’ GM?!

  • Maknusia

    Yup..Rich Cho

  • CJSHYY

    This is in CA or NC? Looks like in CA Lin’s house.

  • Elysian Bandos

    who will the hornets use the 5m mle on?

  • Maknusia

    it should be coming out soon…so far it is said to be 4.3mil/2 yrs

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t mind first year it’s low but please do have player’s option in 2nd year.

  • Maknusia
  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Please RT this one why so less people RT it? This team is that not popular at all?

  • Maknusia

    low is understatement…..as long as Jeremy feels this is a better choice…I respect that

  • TTNN

    well, consider this is Hornets’ only FA move, they had plenty of time to spend with Lin, not like other teams…..

  • Charlie S

    Any barricading of the house? (How long can this joke stay fresh)

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    how is mc

  • Dan Cohen

    so they might’ve said.. we are over the salary cap but if it wasn’t for that reason, we would’ve gave it a much bigger salary deal.

  • Dan Cohen

    go school dragic

  • TTNN

    Thanks, just massively clean up my twitter follow and book marks. 🙂 dump all the LA writers and start to look for Hornets writers now. 🙂

    This would be useful. Also i’m looking for forums with the most fans for Hornets, surprisingly, I thought most SBnations blogs were not that friendly to Jeremy, but at the hive is not that bad.

    So far, the only thing I kind of feel hard to swallow is that Lin did not get the MLE when it is available, I would not mind he got only 2M if that’s the only option, but when he could get more and didn’t, that’s something I feel hard to accept. and no player option after the first year with this contract is another thing I really don’t like.

  • CaliUSMC

    But Mo only played like 20 something games..

  • CJSHYY

    I guess if he really got that low salary, they normally will not trash him bc it’s cheap deal anyway.

  • CaliUSMC

    teal and black ones are my favs.

  • Alain Gervais

    thats hopeful thinking. heard a guy say why they didn’t get a guy name mcullen lol. who is that idk but people will always doubt lin until he proves them otherwise

  • I think JLin does get 2nd year as a player option but we’ll need to verify

    I also wish he gets the MLE rather than the smaller BAE.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Interesting link between Lin and Hornets (via Paul Villarreal) …
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    https://twitter.com/TheSmoket/status/619187380017180672

  • Dan Cohen

    So do you guy think the 2 players are shouting out to welcome lin
    because they know lin can play but he took a much lower salary just to
    be on their team? That’s shows that he wants to be on the team not just
    for money so in a way it makes them respect him.

  • CJSHYY

    Never mind about that bc only one guy. But this team seemed not to get lots of fans? Bc the tweet about Lin only got more 300 RT so far?!

  • Dan Cohen

    do they really? its that a nba rule?

  • Dan Cohen

    lol of course he has to smile.. what he give the camera a frown or serious look? hahahahaha

  • CJSHYY

    Batum just like Lin he’s also new to the team but sure knows Lin well when he was in Portland. So it’s only real one player from Hornets.

  • CJSHYY

    I really hope so bc no reason to take that low salary in 2nd year w big cap space coming.

  • TTNN

    I’d think those might be the player who would benefit from Lin’s playing style. The old crew of Hornets was pretty pathetic, without 3pts shooters, so there would be no space on the floor, won’t be good for Batum for sure.

    I see Batum someone very much like Parsons, but more unselfish and better defender, so he should work very well with Lin on the floor. He is a very nice cutter. However, somehow I had the impression that he was not as good last season.

  • John Lee

    Many Lin fans have and continue to complain about the salary of Lin’s new contract, especially in light of the wave of absurd salaries of some relative no-name players. The truth of the matter is, Lin’s reputation has been intentionally and systematically damaged by Morey/McHale and Kobe/BS, this is a consensus amongst all Lin fans. The damage is far from irreversible, as not all NBA scouts are biased, blind and/or uninformed (though admittedly many are), but it is nonetheless substantial, and lazy beat writers who parrot outdated rhetorics and ignore latest stats don’t help either. Many fans claim that a decent salary is absolutely essential to command respect, but as we have all witnessed in the past 12 months, that rule does not apply to Lin, especially in the presence of superstars capable of highjacking the ball club’s F/O.

    At the present, the single most important factor is for Lin to reverse the negative P/R and erase the manufactured notions (no D, high TOs, can’t go left, not athletic, etc.) with a coach that trusts him, a system that fits him, and teammates who won’t backstab. Lin is only 26, and the money can come later. Dragic himself was only Lowry’s backup only a few years ago, but look at him now after having been empowered under Hornacek’s system.

    Money alone will not command respect. If anything it is far more likely to generate jealousy. Overwhelmingly convincing stats are the only way to go. Lin got the best blocks per 36 min amongst all guards, though it’s a relatively obscure stat that most casual fans don’t know, care about, or look up. Lin needs to consistently put up 16+ pts / 6+ asts to start turning the tide. The Hornets seem very likely (and it’d be the logical thing to do) to allow Lin that chance after Mo William’s departure. And Steve Clifford’s tie to Mike D’Antoni definitely inspires tons more confidence than McHale/BS or Morey’s disciple Hinkie. Welcome attitude from Batum and fellow Christian MKG don’t hurt either.

    I say let’s sit back, grab some popcorn and relax. Reserve judgment ’till training camp and preseason (which can be VERY telling) and last but not least, trust Jeremy’s own judgment. It is, after all, his career, and we’re just here for the ride.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! He’s a lot better compare to CP on court even he didn’t shoot well last season.

  • John Lee

    Batum is very much like Parsons in playing style only. He seems to have a completely different type of personality.

  • Alain Gervais

    they seem tight nit small but like family. we’ve been on big teams so this may be better

  • Alain Gervais
  • HeroBallJeremy

    Lin got 2Mil per year. Market value is what it is. Can’t dictate that. He got what he could get. I am just not happy with the no option on 2nd year. His agent did a terrible job on this contract and should be fired. This contract sounds like it was put together in desperation, afraid something better would not come along.
    Lin is spending his prime making 2 Mil a year and basically stuck there for 2 years with a team that is essentially a lottery team. I am not happy with this move.

  • CJSHYY

    I hope they really can let him play not just talk. “who we feel can make significant contributions.”

  • Alain Gervais

    we don’t know what other options he had. no need to speculate. lin took this deal for his own reasons.

  • John Lee

    I’m sure Lin wasn’t all that happy being paid 15M while being humiliated and insulted by Kobe and BS. You can’t measure success in money exclusively. Also, market value is easily changed with a shift in public perception, it’s a very simple cause and effect relation. First things first, Lin needs stats right now more than cash.

  • John Lee

    Precisely. He knew more than we did, and weighed in all options. I’m positive that he smartened up after the KoBS fiasco.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    At least Rich Cho is asian lol

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Well at least 15M is guaranteed. We don’t know what playing time Lin will get at Hornets and also who knows what drama Lin could get at Hornets. At least money is guaranteed and he was getting that.

  • FrankW

    And then came James Shigeta before Lee, really good actor.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Shigeta

  • HeroBallJeremy

    True, I am more disappointed because I had higher expectations for Lin’s career. Perhaps this was the best Lin had offered.

  • CJSHYY

    Asian sometimes it’s more hard on him than white or black… I just hope he can really have the chance to play his game & show the league that he’s really talented not just a so so player who only can sell his jersey to Asia.

  • Dan Ang

    Shouldn’t matter.

  • Jack

    If he is getting paid only $2.2M, they better promised him a ton of playing time. It would suck royally if he gets only 20 mins a game and getting that ridiculous low salary.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree bc he’s not the boss.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Rich Cho is the First Asian American GM in the NBA

  • CJSHYY

    I really think this doesn’t matter to MJ at all.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Yeah, I know. Just wanted to say it just for fun lol

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Sounds to me like Lin made his decision a lot on avoiding confrontations and being in a happy place he can be happy. I hate to say it but winning championships means confronting confrontations and dealing with stress and perhaps not being happy because more hardship. Think Lin kind of took the easy way out.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Wait a minute?!!!…So no player option on the second year?…That is frankly terrible if it’s true…

    So even if Jeremy put up some decent numbers this year, he won’t be able to cash in….

    Jeremy is also 27..So by the time this contract is over, he’ll be 29 and would be a little bit less attractive to other teams UNLESS he cam off a great season with the Hornets.

    I agree with you…if Lin signed a hard 2 year deal for $2M with no player option, then his agent should be fired.

  • CJSHYY

    AK really nice to Lin bc right now only very few reporters will talk about Lin.

  • blubell
  • wu kong

    but you are not the one signing the contract. Lin is.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    he just want to make money and win.

  • CJSHYY

    They seem to be nice but that place seem to only have so less fans? Only 2 RT?!

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Yes it is true. I don’t mind the 2 years at 4 Mil so much. I really do not like the no opt out on second year. Lin will be there for 2 years unless Hornets trade him.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Yes Lin is the one signing but I think as a fan I can still have an opinion on JLin as we all do.

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    oh geez…stop comparing to his ‘friend’ mo.. it will make mo hate him.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Jeremy Lin. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets-sign-free-agent-guard-jeremy-lin

  • wu kong

    all you are looking at is the $$$ when you make the flippant remark about ” best he could get” there is more to life/happiness/success/fulfillment/… than $$$

  • Rzo Vlade

    not sure right if this his contract …..can anybody can confirm this contract its from real gm

    BlackOutBuzz wrote:

    MPM wrote:Nice. Top of my list guy, and:

    Jeremy Lin announced just hours before NBA players can sign contracts that he will join the Charlotte Hornets. A source confirmed to ESPN.com that the contract is for Charlotte’s biannual exception — two years and $4.3 million. – via ESPN.com

    I was holding off as there were reports of MLE, but if this is really two years at 4.3 mil total, wow, just wow. Would love it if that is two years fixed, but my guess is that Lin negotiated a second year player option so that he can opt into the FA money grab then. Still not 100% clear if it’s 4.3 per, or? Blackout?

    The Bi-Annual is only worth $2,139,000, add on a second year at the max 4.5% raise and it comes out to $4,374,255 in total.

    Year 1: $2,139,000
    Year 2: $2,235,255

    What’s interesting to me is that we didn’t opt to use part of the MLE instead. The MLE can be used every year, but the Bi-Annual can only be used once every two years. Makes me think there’s still a plan for the MLE.

  • CJSHYY

    From the other side. I really hope Lin can get the playing time as he said bc Kemba will play a lot.

    Cho opening statement:

    We’re really excited to add Jeremy to our team. He gives us a different dimension to our point guard spot. He has experience in the league. He’s a good ball-handler. We’re really excited to add him to our lineup.

    On what makes him different as a point guard:

    One thing he can really do is get into the paint. I think with our second unit that’s important because he can create shots for others. We’ve got several guys in our second unit that will benefit from that whether it’s Jeremy Lamb or Spencer Hawes, Frank Kaminsky, Marvin Williams, all those guys will benefit from a guy who can get in the lane and create shots for others.

    On the importance of getting this deal done on the first day of free agency:

    It was important. We’ve been looking to get more depth in our backcourt and we feel really good about deciding to do this. I think he’s going to bring some energy to our backcourt and our second unit. He’ll be a great addition.

    On if there is any concern that by getting better offensively, the Hornets might be sacrificing defensively:

    One thing that Coach Clifford and our coaching staff do a great job of is getting our team to play great team defense, and coach has always had good defensive teams. He’ll get these guys to play good defense. We’ve made an effort to upgrade the offense and there’s probably always going to be a little bit of tradeoff, but I’m confident that our coaching staff will get our guys to play good defense still.

    On if the Hornets are done in free agency now:

    There’s still potential to do something else. We’re still looking at a couple of things. We’re not entirely done yet.

    On what part of Lin’s game he thinks will improve the most under Coach Clifford:

    I think a couple of things: one, I think his defense will improve because Coach Clifford is a defensive-oriented coach who has had a lot of success with his team in the past defensively. Coach has also worked with a lot of really good point guards in the past, like Steve Nash, so I think that background with coach on the defensive end and offensive end will help Jeremy.

    On if he expects to wait for the market to settle down before jumping back into free agency:

    We’re still looking around right now and we aren’t going to wait a long time. I think if the opportunity presented itself then we’ll do something.

  • JoeTeam

    is there a good 3 shooter with good D for $5m? That would make sense for JLin, to give up salary to have a team that covers more weaknesses.

  • Rzo Vlade

    what puzzles me contract terms are not disclose team policy thats wierd

  • pandaboy99

    So lin is going into this knowing hes going to be leading the second unit.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    I agree its not only money but $$$ is pretty important too. Lebron or any champion will agree $$$ is up there.

  • CJSHYY

    I can understand year 1 but why year 2? Don’t think there is player’s option. Why?

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Every backup do that…

  • Rzo Vlade

    we dont know the contract yet they witheld it per team policy but hornets has only MLE and BI annual

  • GoodDayLA

    Rich Cho is smart and he happens to be Asian so hopefully he is a bit more aware of the Lin fans out there.

    I like how he came out today and officially announced Lin will be a bench player.

    It take the guessing out of it and gives certainty to Lin fans whether or not they like that reality.

    Smart move by Rich Cho to do this and not pretend the Hornets want Lin to start games or be anything other than Vinnie Microwave Johnson.

    I applaud Rich Cho for being smart and getting ahead of it to temper expectations.

    My goodness, someone here last night posted Lin would be an all star this season hahaha.

    Luckily we have Rich.

  • CJSHYY

    Do they plan to sign anyone? So weird why not disclose? But we will know sooner or later. It has to open to public.

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, that is why Lebron lost the finals to GSW. “I’m the best player in the world” you cannot come back from that statement. Look at Tim Duncan, taking far less in his final years to go for another ring and pass along to his teammates. Lin made a great decision for JLin, and many many of his fans. How much did Lin get paid during Linsanity? You cannot argue any position that that was not good for fans, bball, and Jlin. It isn’t the money – nobody left this earth with $1 in his pocket, not even the Pharaohs who had their servants sealed in with them. It is 100% ALL in the journey. You create riches through what you do, what you experience, what you create …

  • JoeTeam

    are you trolling? It’s been consistently subtle.

  • CJSHYY

    What do you think about this deal for Lin? Is this team really going to be good for Lin?

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats the puzzle…..wait for the signing of others tthey are not done yet…..if MLE is use in signing some one jlin got the bi annual

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha I don’t know, we should ask JLin. I’m just excited about the start of this season. We will finally see Lin respected by his coaches and FO, by my read of his FB post. That hasn’t happened since MDA.

  • CJSHYY

    So right now his salary still not clear which one yet? Maybe that’s why it’s not disclose. smh! Not a good deal for Lin.

  • GoodDayLA

    yes I do. I think it’s the only honest one out there for Lin. Nobody is giving him a chance to try to recapture Linsanity.

    The Hornets are promising him a reliable and fair bench role, it’s all Lin can hope for at this point.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    What I can’t have my opinion? Because I am not happy with Lin’s contract I am trolling? I am a big Lin fan and I will always follow Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    maybe maybe the contract stipulates MLE if the don’t get someone specific or if Lin declines that person. What a fantasy by me a fan … it is what it is, and we’ll know and like it or be mad for 2 yrs 🙂 Oh, wait, we’ve been mad for 2.5 yrs already, so better stop being a Lin fan if that’s the case, banging heads against a awl for 4.5 yrs makes no sense. Go away trolls is what I am trying to say, not you.

  • Rzo Vlade

    even contracts are not easy for jlin….damn its no easy being jeremy lin

  • CJSHYY

    Mav?

  • pandaboy99

    The Hornets lack a floor general and thats exactly what they are going to get. He could be a transformative player for their offense.

  • GoodDayLA

    i doubt they promised him anything. Lin no dummy

  • wu kong

    beautiful. and yes I follow JLin not for the $$$ but for the spirit. For the life well lived.

  • Dan Ang

    I mean it should matter what race they are.

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Think you painted yourself in a corner there. Lebron is the best player, his team was not.
    Tim took less money because he got paid earlier in his career and is 40 yrs old. Can not compare Lin to Tim.

  • wu kong

    23 comments so far… new account. most likely troll. but that’s just my opinion.

  • JoeTeam

    Good post, so would you be mad if someone posted 6MOY lol.

  • Brent Yen

    Go Lin! and Hornets too of course

  • HeroBallJeremy

    Actually I have a couple of accounts. Been here a long time. Might have seen my other name heroballJLIN

  • Rzo Vlade

    maybe this the contract just speculate……….

    sign bi annual 4m
    26 minutes playing time thats fix….cannot go low 26 minutes but can go up to 30 minutes
    no trade clause
    can demand a trade
    player option

    if this the contract jlin sign hes totally in control

  • GoodDayLA

    no but of course, that’s unlikely as there is only 1 6MOY. But sure it could realistically be Lin. He is good enough to do it.

  • CJSHYY

    Where did you get this? From Hornets?

  • JoeTeam

    No I did not. Lebron is not the best player in the world, that’s your opinion. We can argue that Steph is now the best player in the world. He has the ring, has the MVP, and has the 3s shooting record.

    One can argue that Lin did get his $25m and that’s enough for him because he openly stated many times he’s going to play his style of bball and he has other choices for his life. He has turned down much more money than this contract in endorsements that he did not want. So, your values for $ has no bearing on his values for a life he wants to live.

    Are you trolling? Your posts are consistently unsupportive of JLin and his choices.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I am usually on this account

  • Rzo Vlade

    no! speculate only cause of the wierd policy on his contract it seems jlin is in control

  • blubell
  • JoeTeam

    I’m glad you are back, sister. This season will be about JLin bball, not all this diva entrainment we’ve been forced to endure.

  • GoodDayLA

    See you guys in the pre-season. I don’t need to post anymore for a while unless a big trade goes down for Charlotte! We know what to expect now with Lin after the press release!

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Best player is an opinion. But if you were to poll who the best player is, most would say Lebron.
    Stop saying I am trolling. Just because I do not agree with you.

  • JoeTeam

    we’re gonna have fun then.

  • CJSHYY

    But if only speculate then …? How do you know he can lock the playing time? Also the player’s option in 2nd year.

  • Brent Yen

    Bye!

  • John Lee

    Without being privy to the insights, we’ll never know for sure what’s really going on inside his head, so your conjecture is as good as mine.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    True. Guess my initial reaction is not happy with the move but I will always support JLin wherever he goes and whatever he receives.

  • Brent Yen

    That is your opinion. I disagree, but I respect what you say

  • John Lee

    Lin himself said money is NOT a priority, he cares more about being able to play his way, and most importantly, play for God.

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats part of negotiation can happen if breach jlin can demand a trade since salary is low it is easy to trade…..but hornets cannot trade without his approval if agreed on a trade he must agree too be trade to that team he is going so he can choose a team he will be sent to…I think this set up is to avoid being trade to tanking team

  • JoeTeam

    that’s ok, you can believe and argue what you want. The key is, if you say it to the press, you are weak. Just look at how classy Steph and his family were. Steph even stepped down the appearance of his daughter after the second time because it was time to focus on the finals.

    There is a huge difference between a person making choices in good faith (or Faith) and upholding his/her end of the journey. Lebron saying that was a sign of weakness, and that lost him everything right there except for the superficial followers. That is, how in anyone’s leadership mind could they expect anyone to step up and help him in a team game for him to say that? No team will support a person who says that … subtly, they will say … go ahead and be the best, I will just avoid looking like I didn’t try. They they will let down. Any leader knows that, and Lebron showed he is not a good leader.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Appreciate your respect. Some people are saying I am trolling because of my comments. I think fans should be able to disagree if thats their opinion.

  • JoeTeam

    for sure, he will be on his death bed in decades to come with no regrets and a body of work that is greater than what giving up millions today means.

  • JoeTeam

    bye for now.

  • dolphin2k2

    Welp, at least the cheerleaders look pretty hot. I guess that is something to look forward to.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • JoeTeam

    I am asking if you are trolling, you have not responded. You are being very subtle and consistent, to cast aspersions on JLin’s choices where he’s openly stated that there’s a lot to it that people cannot see.

  • JoeTeam

    I am asking you if you are trolling, and you are responding by being defensive and demonstrative. Your posts are consistently unsupportive of Lin’s choices, which he has stated include factors that he cannot talk about.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I rate it 1 out 10 would not bang………..skiny waist sign anorexia, rounded chest silicon, long eyelashes it will hurt your eyes if you got close, unblemish skin not human…..

    10 is the highest
    1 is the lowest

  • JoeTeam

    That’s what we want, to see someone make choices that are noble so we can do that to for ones we love in our lives.

  • JoeTeam

    you can have your own opinion, but if you steadfastly refuse to accept a retort, factor in what Lin has stated in writing, etc. and get defensive and argumentative, then I am asking you to consider why you are posting what you post. And let me know too, the question is sincere.

  • JoeTeam

    is that a July 4th kind of loud noise for the kids? I’d always set off fireworks with genuine people, even if they do look great.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I realize as a Lin fan esp on this forum, your knee-jerk reaction is to label someone a troll when someone’s opinion differs. I can empathize, as I do not like trolls myself but don’t judge me based on other trolls. I am not a troll. My comments are clear and express my opinion. Just because they differ from yours do not make me a troll.

  • Sesshie

    JLin just needs an opportunity to play without jealous teammates and politics. If he has to do this starting from the bench, so be it. I trust JLin’s decision and his skills as a basketball player. Rather than being a Debbie downer or a Mr. Know-it-all about JLin’s future, I’ll just let the season play out with hope that we get to see some exciting basketball.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes!

  • Rzo Vlade

    explain this sentence cannot get it

  • JoeTeam

    I have not labeled you … I have asked you and you have not answered. I am not a knee jerk kind of guy. Like wu kong says, 23 posts. Get over it already, just stop posting to me on this topic. Ask yourself what’s up and ten start taking to people in a way that is respectful. You want that, so give it out first. At lease respect Lin’s choices which he said was not about money, but his brand of bball. That’s what his fans want to see, him playing Linball, and he’s giving it to us and himself. And then respect his statement that there is more he cannot talk bout.

  • Brent Yen

    But keep one thing in mind. When we set up this site, we have emphasized we want more positiveness, otherwise, the other site basically serves the same purposes..Concerns from fans are legit, but it is a done deal…just focus on things that are positive.

  • John Lee

    If forced to choose, he would prefer proving doubters wrong rather than become crazy wealthy.

  • JoeTeam

    ha, I am just saying fireworks make a loud noise, and this is a kids site. No attack, just joking in a nice way to hint a bit. I like your posts, so nothing weird just joking/hinting I am not a mod.

  • Money is a sign of respect; respect is usually followed by money. No money does not command respect; a large salary is not necessarily followed by respect.

    If JLin is convinced the organisation including the coach and gm respects or believes in him, even if the organisation does not show this through giving him a large contract, I trust that Lin must have been persuaded by other things. Money is only one indicator of respect.

  • JoeTeam

    We have only seen this once in Lin’s NBA career … the short time before Harden showed up in HOU. Even then, he did not have a FO that supported him. So, I’d say this is Lin’s real rookie year lol I know that is way off.

  • John Lee

    Spoken like a true fan.

    Trust me, no one wishes Lin a huge salary more than I do. But this is a marathon, not a sprint. Lin does not have to win every single battle to win the war. Jeremy WILL BE the one laughing in the end.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    If you look at my account I have more than 23 posts on this name. Been here a while if you check.
    Also I have answered your question on whether I am a troll. I respect Lin and his statement that does not mean I have like his move.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, respect is earned, but not through money but by who you are and what you do. Respect given by stature or money – that is ephemeral and while it’s good to have that kind of superficial support, that kind of support goes away v fast like a facebook friend when the chips are down.

  • JoeTeam

    a done deal.

  • some hornets bloggers’ takes on the Jeremy Lin signing – http://queencityhoops.com/blog/qch-baseline-buzz-3-on-3-analyzing-jeremy-lin-signing/

  • Rzo Vlade

    search would not bang and click images…….I am sorry I though its ok to post it cannot find a word to replace bang…….and I see others to gawk in here when they post pretty girls

    its sarcasm

  • Brent Yen

    Also sometimes, respect can not be earned….it is what it is

  • JoeTeam

    yes, you don’t have to like his move. It’s done as Brent says, so let’s just move on and try to have a good day. What can you see that is positive about the done deal? For me, I am looking fwd to seeing if Lin can develop Kam into his new Ed Davis.

  • JoeTeam

    then that kind of respect is grace and I want grace in my life bro. Give it up lol.

  • Brent Yen

    lol

  • JoeTeam

    I’m good with you I like a little racy once in awhile that is why I made that joke. No worries from me …

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Glad you can understand. I am JLin biggest defender. Always go to bat for JLin. Whenever someone talks smack about JLin I am very vocal and opinionated. Call me a passionate fan. JoeTeam needs to move his sensitivity needle down a notch before labeling someone with an opinion a troll.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    Again I have my own opinions. You have yours. One thing we have in common is that we both support JLin and are JLin fans.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I agree with that. However I didn’t I think I crossed that line since it is a fine line but no worries.

  • pero_square

    Wow…things got heated in here. I can see the argument from both sides. Yes, Lin didn’t get paid his true market value but he had explained himself in his announcement. So if he’s happy with it, then I am happy with it.

  • Repeating JLin will be on second unit so as not to threaten Kemba. Cho is already managing egos. It does sound like JLin has some certainty as to his role, the team was transparent with its intentions, and JLin is agreeable with it. That’s respect for Lin as a business partner.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • The organisation at least showed JLin the respect through honest and transparent discussions as to his expected role. No it’s not starter, no it’s not starter salary, but at least they gave him the dignity of straight talk.

  • JoeTeam

    No I don’t need to do anything for you. You are not his biggest defender by your posts since the announcement. You are questioning his choices. I am defending JLin against your posts and you are now attacking me indirectly.

    I think we should stop. Do what you wish.

  • JoeTeam

    And I’m looking fwd to the confluence of a supportive coach and a team what wants him to shine if that happens. So far, I don’t even see KW as someone who will not be happy with JLin working ‘with’ him. It can’t feel good to be 11th.

  • HeroBallJLIN

    I can agree with you that we should stop. I also do not have to do anything for you as well.

  • Dan Ang

    Nice, one of the better squads in the league.

  • JoeTeam

    great news, the dots are connecting.

  • JoeTeam

    The thing is, I have not asked you to do anything. Do what you wish.

  • pero_square

    If I can upvote your comment more than once, I would.

    Preaseason can’t come soon enough so we can drop all these craziness and get back to just bball.

  • John Lee

    It’s the least anyone could ask for, yet it seems too much to ask for for some tiger fans, even before all details of the contract are disclosed (exact figure, second year player option, etc.).

  • John Lee

    Respect cannot be earned…from haters. Haters hate, it’s what they do, you can’t train a fly to be attracted to flowers instead of sh*t.

  • Brent Yen

    Pretty much so

  • pero_square

    Lin heard that song twice before. Won’t be fooled again.

  • Dan Ang

    Maybe Lin and his agents set it up to where Charlotte is the platform for him to showcase his talents and build his stats, so when trade deadline comes around the corner, he could jump to a better team, ie. the Spurs.

  • Guest

    Agree.

  • Someone posted Kemba’s defence of the coach when Cliff was getting heat for Hornets missing playoffs. Kemba put it on himself and the team to execute the coaching staffs plans. Kemba speaking out for the coach suggests to me he’s not of poor character.

  • JoeTeam

    good one! There was a bumper sticker – you cannot make a pig walk on two feet, they will hate you.

  • JoeTeam

    I’m not sure it’s a negative emotion in him, but a positive one, like proving his brand of bball is worthy to be for the next gen of players, etc. I get that Lin is more about ignoring his own “Heart of Darkness” Josef Konrad than to us it to get somewhere. You can do both – use negative emotion or positive. The positive is harder to grasp, hold onto in touch times, and maybe it’s nature – optimist v pessimist.

  • CJSHYY

    So Hornets do run fast tempo style like MDA?

  • blubell

    Jeremy has legit chance of most improved and/or 6th an of the year next season if he is used right as promised.

  • Rzo Vlade

    jefferson would not like it

  • real-dsb

    we need an overview to the Hornets team, I’m so unfamiliar with the Hornets roster

  • i cannot wait to see Lin play his brand of basketball once again. he is such a catalyst that the thought of the chemistry he could create with team first teamates is so exciting and refreshing.

  • CJSHYY

    That will be great but at first I want to know how long is Kemba will be on the court? Can Lin have the chance to close the game? Not sure yet.

  • Dan Cohen

    this was like nov 14..
    you’re reading too much into it. no

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. Never watched any of their game unless vs Lakers.

  • CJSHYY

    Why he’s too old for that?

  • John Lee

    A good place to start is reviewing Mo Williams’ stats from last season.

  • see you later in Oct preseason .. or perhaps training camp 🙂
    I’ll get the schedule later

  • CJSHYY

    Someone said this will be the coach last year for his contract so maybe he will use Lin to help him to get the extend contract.

  • Rzo Vlade

    pg kemba —–cannot shoot to save his life
    sg batum ——good defender can shoot
    sf MKG —–cannot shoot to save his life
    pf zeller —–good pf
    C jefferson ———— good post but bad defense slow footed

    bench
    jlin
    lamb
    williams
    kaminsky
    hawes

  • CJSHYY

    Not really correct bc Kemba was out for a while that’s why Mo could get lots of min.

  • John Lee

    Jeremy loves proving doubters wrong NOT out of spite, but out of pride. He’s a very proud (but not arrogant) person under his humble presentation.

  • Brent Yen

    He is just too slow

  • blubell

    Hey wilsc. Any plans on making highlight vids again. I really enjoyed you vids in the past.

  • CJSHYY

    So how can Lin do any PnR w him?

  • real-dsb

    like that guy in Lakers forum who wrote the incredible “scouting reports”. Anything like that in CHA forums?

  • Rzo Vlade

    get me the address of kembas home I make sure he be out for a while

  • TTNN

    if the team do not win, I’m not sure what kind of chance he has.

  • John Lee

    No Harding anyone please! 🙂

  • John Lee

    Landry Fields can’t shoot either, yet Jeremy got him a good contract. Lin makes everyone around him better either through effective distribution, creating space through cutting, or both.

  • real-dsb

    I think Mo is way better than Kemba. Why was he behind Kemba?

  • Rzo Vlade

    landry cannot shoot but he is not a chucker…….the two hornets i mention keep on chucking

  • CJSHYY

    Bc the boss said so? It’s unfair but that’s the way it is. Just like Rubio can’t shoot but he got big contract bc the boss said so.

  • Gotta love the highlights that CHA put together to welcome JLin.
    From NYK, HOU to LAL

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/619208039011368960

  • John Lee

    Chuckers FG% can improve with better spacing. Also, chuckers draw bodies away because defenders know they’ll chuck.

  • David Kim
  • blubell
  • Rzo Vlade

    defenders let them chuck cause it wont went in

  • real-dsb

    Hmm, that is not a good sign for Lin if “boss” is committed to Kemba. I’m positive that Lin will outplay Kemba, but it would be very frustrating if Lin was still on bench behind him.

    Who is the “boss”, MJ or Rich Cho?

  • TTNN

    I don’t know, i feel Kemba is like a mini-Young, shoots a lot with Price’s %. and with that kind of performance, he got contract extended for 4 yrs 48M, hard to think there won’t have agenda or politics.

    Lin might be slightly better than Kemba, but I’m not sure whether there will be significant advantage. And even with the difference of Lin and Price, Lin got benched in Lakers, so I’m really have no idea before the season start.

    One thing I really don’t like is that there is no pick and roll big on team, only maybe pick and pop guys, I had enough with Hill in Lakers, who are lazy defenders not really helping Lin, left his guy to block Lin’s lane so Lin has to pass the ball to wide open Hill to shoot long 2s. I hate that kind of play. Not sure whether I could tolerate that for another two seasons.

  • blubell

    We’re in a honeymoon phase. Let’s hope this lasts 🙂

  • Charlie S

    I don’t like the biased question about Lin bringing offense but sacrificing defense. GM did a good job deflecting that question

  • real-dsb

    Kaminsky can alley oop. I’m calling it now, Lin’s new BF on the team will be Kaminsky, they will be doing handshakes on the court and hanging out off the court!

  • real-dsb

    who is he?

  • was still in school back then, and had more time. now busier life out here in hk doesnt allow that. but thanks for the thought and kind words though. really enjoy your and others’ posts and updates. its a great community here.

    hopefully we see more of that beautiful basketball, team spirit, and triumph for the underdog again this season. im very excited and optimistic!

  • dolphin2k2

    Looks scrawny and and can barely get over the rim… not holding out much hope.

  • according to twitter profile, Managing editor at SB Nation’s@At_The_Hive.
    seems very welcoming to JLin

  • TTNN

    yeah, not much elevation. But I heard he could shoot long range…. Not sure about his defense though, had no hope with AI.

    I kind of okay with Lin off bench b/c he wouldn’t be good to play with AI.

  • Chopz

    Yes for his own sake

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here are two links I posted some hours ago, way down the thread. They’re from the writers at the SB Nation Hornets site.

    Overall review of team : http://t.co/U06DsiGhTy
    Review of offense : http://t.co/r76baS6sJm

  • yes, .. let’s hope JLin powers the 2nd unit to the max within a good system, then let’s see his role grows 🙂

  • yes it was a leading question, presuming the underlying opinion is agreed

  • then again, there is a possibility he will start so there might not be enough games to be 6th Man of the Year 🙂
    But yes .. the important part is being used properly in the system. Plus no jealousy within the team

  • thanks, he definitely speaks the truth & knows JLin’s strength
    Let’s hope he’s proven right.

    Many teams will say, “What were we thinking not signing him up sooner?!”

  • Rzo Vlade

    walker cannot shoot to save his life

  • yeah, apparently jefferson is known for slipping picks and stands in the low post where right handed players drive. hopeful coach will change up offensive schemes.

  • Dan Cohen

    Charlotte, NC, probably don’t even know what lin is really capable of other than info from the general media who portrayed him pretty low.

  • real-dsb

    He’s 7’0 with standing reach of 9’1. He doesn’t need to have a 40″ vertical to dunk or alley oop. What he has has good coordination and timing.

  • very well said. JLin decided to prioritize finding the best fit of the system & coach who believes in him over max salary. Plus avoiding 3 yr contract trap. So it’s a very much like a startup company that can go big.

    I have high hope of this upcoming season!

  • Rzo Vlade

    whos this????????

    Assists at the rim. Last as a starting point gd..

    Layups for teamates……. Last as a starting point gd .

    Arc ball shooting as as a starting point gd … Last ? Has to be .. 30% is baaaaaaaad.

    Field goal shooting as a starting point gd … Last ? But for sure Almost last and baaaaaad.

  • real-dsb

    that’s fine. Lin operates best as underrated underdog. He will easily be the biggest value for dollar player in the league next year. And assuming he has player option, cash in big next year

  • real-dsb

    Kemba

  • dolphin2k2

    so sort of like a shooting center or pf? I guess he can be a spacer but can he be a slasher?

  • Rzo Vlade

    lol

  • good to hear you’re doing well, wilsc 🙂
    Let’s hope we get treated to great basketball games & happy JLin!

  • blubell

    Most improved over 6th man for sure 🙂

  • David Kim

    The Hornets should allow Lin ample opportunity to dominate the ball and create looks for himself and his teammates. Charlotte had the NBA’s second-most possessions finished by a pick-and-roll ball-handler last season, so it isn’t hard to see why Lin would feel his style fits with the team’s.

    “It gives the Hornets more scoring options, basically, and that’s a good thing for such an offensively challenged team,” wrote Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer.

    The Hornets had the league’s third-worst offensive efficiency in 2014-15. Lin’s addition continues Charlotte’s offseason pattern of addressing that need. Prior to his arrival, the Hornets had already acquired versatile forward Nicolas Batum, shooting guard Jeremy Lamb and stretch bigs Spencer Hawes and rookie Frank Kaminsky.

    Slotted behind starter Kemba Walker, Lin should add some punch to a Hornets bench that ranked 17th in scoring at 32.2 points per game, according to HoopsStats.com. If his shooting holds up (he hit a career-best 36.9 percent from long range last season), he should give Charlotte someone capable of attacking off the dribble, getting to the free-throw line and lighting the lamp from distance.

  • Rzo Vlade

    why kemba walker is a bad shooter………..

    kemba walker
    height= 6’1″
    wingspan= 6’3.5″
    standing reach= 7’7.5″

    whos this
    height= 6’3″
    wingspan= 6’5″
    standing reach= 8.2″

  • your’re doing great with this place psalm! thanks so much for maintaining such friendly spirited place.

    as much as i want to see some entertaining jlin bball, yes a happy jlin is really what i want for him. and this time around, lin being able to choose between organisations and their cultures, im confident very gold things are on the horizon for him and for us fans

  • Rick Johnson

    Ya, after honeymoon phase at Houston and Los Angeles I’m a little jaded. I’m still just waiting to find out for sure whether 2nd year is player option or not. If not his agent should be fired.

  • Dan Cohen

    oh gosh stop it with this.. that’s why ppl hate lin fans.. you are back stabbing your own teammate!

  • CJSHYY

    Let’s RT for them. Only 40 so far.

  • Rzo Vlade

    no its annalysis int the hive kemba is a bad shooter because he has trex hand and he is 6;1″ its the fact

  • LAJane

    True, it’s fact…but Dan’s right, he’s a teammate now. Lin famously DOES NOT PROMOTE DISSENTION. It never helps…not him, not the team, not public perception. Fine, the stats are interesting…post ’em here. But you could help us all out by saying it’s interesting instead of “bad shooter”. And I hope you aren’t trolling the Hornets fans with inflammatory comments on their sites. Let’s try to help Lin out with a positive start.

  • Grace Nsns

    Why bother? Mr. Cho made it clear Lin’s going to play with 2nd unit, Lin signed the contract, he’s not going to start over KW, at least for now.

  • Rzo Vlade

    do you think it came out from me,,,,,,its the hive they annalyzing why kemba is bad shooter……

    I investigate he has short hand and small height 6’1″ so its hard to see the rim and small wingsspan and easy get block or contest….. I am not bashing him this not personal opinion

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree here…I just Hope Lin fan will stay away from trashing Lin teammates, specially the one Lin is in competition with..specially opn their forum/message board…That will not go well.

    So please, fellow Lin fan, stay away from trashing Kemba,

    I personally feel Jeremy is the better shooter…but Kemba is quicker with better ball handling skills….He probably needs to shoot less and stop forcing shots..that could help his FG% go higher.

  • LAJane

    Well, if it’s coming from their fansite…that’s a nice surprise. Paying attention, are they? 🙂

  • Rzo Vlade

    I did not say he is a bad pg but the hive this is their observation….shooting is his main flaws

  • Dan Cohen

    lin did better than kemba.. in college but

    one is black and the other is asian.
    one is from a top bbal school and the other is from top academic school
    so I guess stereotype helps or hurts one’s career everytwhere.

  • Rzo Vlade

    the hive comparing kemba to others starting pg it did not come from me

  • Rzo Vlade

    nothing to do with it …its not race…….. its the hive analysis

  • Dan Cohen

    lol ok ok weget it..but all this bashing back could’ve been avoided if you sited the source..else it seems like it’s coming from you.

  • Rzo Vlade

    its already here someone posted the year end report of players smh…. here it is posted it again

    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/6/1/8683887/2014-15-report-card-kemba-walker

    read the comment section for some dept analysis

  • LAJane

    I guess the silver lining to this teensy teacup storm is that (at least on THIS site) Lin’s fans show that we take our fandom responsibilities seriously…unphold his values, have faith in him and his choices, and don’t make things harder for him. Yay for us 🙂

  • Dan Ang

    Ditto

  • Dan Ang

    Thanks for that.

  • Derek Kong

    Based on what Mo Williams got (2 to 3 million) averaging 14 ppg at 40% – backing Kemba last year, I don’t know why people here think that Lin’s value will go up tremendously because of him signing at Charolotte. Perception is everything and if the Hornets don’t finish well, Lin will be viewed as a backup to a mediocre starter (Kemba) who has a decent average (maybe he can do 15 ppg). No one will still take him seriously and probably will be offered another 2 to 3 million during the PRIME of his career. But, perhaps that’s all Lin wants – to be a back up / underated all his life. What can I say? Very disappointed with this signing. Brand is important. The reason why Reggie Jackson got a good offer, even as a back up is because he went to a top team not a border line playoff team from the East.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    psalm234, remember the polls you took in previous threads? You listed 20 NBA teams that Lin might land on but the Charlotte Hornets did not even make the cut.

    In sharp contrast, this is what I posted way back in May:

    Here is my ranking of all NBA teams in order of best fit for JLin:

    Good fit (Potentially; 18 teams)

    1) Nuggets 2) Magic 3) Mavs 4) Spurs
    5) Kings 6) Jazz 7) Hawks 8) Celtics
    9) Nets 10) Bucks 11) Hornets 12) Pacers
    13) Sixers 14) Pistons 15) Trailblazers 16) Heat
    17) Bulls 18) Timberwolves

    Poor fit (8 teams)

    19) Raptors 20) Thunder 21) Cavs 22) Suns
    23) Wizards 24) Grizzlies 25) Clippers 26) Pelicans

    Ruled out (4 teams)

    27) GSW 28) Knicks 29) Rox 30) Lakers

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/jlinportal/2015_playoffs_round_1/#comment-1991846291

    I suppose I will be receiving a fruit basket shortly 😉

  • BobbyH
  • Rick Johnson

    Better looking than the Laker Girls.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    aw-shucks

  • LAJane

    It really did seem to wallop us out of left field, didn’t it. When I first saw the news it was like….uh…whaaa?…Holy Cow. Props for having them on your list at #11. So…$11 fruit basket?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    They are committed to Kemba because he’s under a 4 year contract at $12M per year….They will give him every opportunity to be the star.

    Jeremy should set his mind on doing the best he can under his minutes off the bench….

    Hopefuly, he can average about 12 ppg and maybe 4-5 assist coming off the bench.

    I’d like to see Lin improve on his 42%FG shooting…If he can shoot 44%, that’d be cool…and maybe around 35% 3point….I’d also like him to hit 80% free through….That should maximize his point total.

    Man, I can’t wait until season opener…I’ll have to buy league pass…..we still have a full 4 month left go before season opens…that sux.

  • Brent Yen

    You kind of stretched too much to your conclusion

  • Derek Kong

    Mo Williams got a 2 million dollar contract – those are facts not “my conclusion.”

  • Brent Yen

    How to say…will be Pick and no Roll

  • Brent Yen

    I mean ” to be a back up / underated all his life.”

  • Derek Kong

    Why did he take this contract then? He would have been better off waiting for a significant injury – on the side lines to take over a starting role. My guess is he waited for Dallas and by the time DJ pulled, he had only one offer left so he took it because he wanted to be in the NBA still.

  • real-dsb

    > Based on what Mo Williams got (2 to 3 million) averaging 14 ppg at 40% – backing Kemba last year

    Mo Will accepted $2-3M because he’s playing for a massive discount to play with Lebron, Irving, Love for a championship.

    > The reason why Reggie Jackson got a good offer, even as a back up is because he went to a top team not a border line playoff team from the East.

    Huh? Reggie Jackson re-signed with DET, who had a worse record than CHA last year. The reason RJ got a good offer is because he got out of the stacked WC and padded his stats in the EC. Same will be true for Lin.

  • Brent Yen

    So by that I assume you mean he might be out of NBA if Hornets did not offer..

  • Derek Kong

    The reason why RJ was traded to DET is because he was back up to Westbrook at top PG. Mo Will was not given a better offer. Do your research. Teams looking to add him were not going to offer that much so he went with the best team.

  • Derek Kong

    Correct. I would have waited in the sidelines for DRose to be injured and take over.

  • real-dsb

    DET is the best team? Last year, DET 32-50, CHA 33-49.

  • Brent Yen

    There can be many reasons why he did not do that…

  • Derek Kong

    Reggie Jackson was Westbrook’s back up prior to Detroit.

  • Derek Kong

    Just seems to me he was desperate to stay in the NBA and did not believe in himself more to wait for a better offer. C’mon. How is this position better than backing up D Rose?? Chicago has so many more weapons. They were interested in him but Brooks signed because of Mavs. You can blame Mavs but I would have just waited on the sidelines.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I hope its easy like that my friend but its not,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what I learn, wherever, what place…. never become a minority because it will be a long day if your minority

  • dnation

    The difference being that Mo Williams is over 30 years old, being a back up is the peak of what he can expect and he essentially took the Lebron championship or bust discount, similar to Aldridge with the Spurs. I do agree with you about perception though and it’s often based on statistics and role. The truth is there are only a handful of players in the NBA that are able to thrive regardless of the team or system, the rest are dependent upon that system to a degree in order to have success. If JLin is able to have a big year, GMs are going to look at that system he played in an realize the circumstances of the past few years were the problem, not so much the player.

  • real-dsb

    So you think Lin should have maximized his value by staying with Rockets as a backup to Beverley?

  • Brent Yen

    He looks happy to me, I do not know why you say this…

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Yeah, and judging from this blog, a lot us are still in shock. There is really no point in worrying about potential issues that probably won’t even arise. I’m very optimistic and excited about the upcoming season. Lin knows what he’s doing.

  • Derek Kong

    JLin has moments of insecurity (in his game). We as his fans know his capabilities. I feel he sold himself short even though he is happy. In my personal experience, taking a job in the hopes of staying at the right field out of desperation is never a good thing, long-term. Better to wait it out.

  • Derek Kong

    Jeremy is going to be 28 next year. NBA likes 23 – 25 year olds that they can mold to be a starter. not 28 year olds. Dragic was 30 and got a max contract.

  • wu kong

    public service announcement. Please check the history of posters… many new posters here I believe trolling along…

  • Brent Yen

    I disagree..your personal experience can not possibly cover all life possibilities anyway. There must be more to consider than what we know as fans.

  • real-dsb

    Beverley got injured last year.

  • dnation

    And just out of curiosity, how old do you think Goran Dragic is? He just signed a max deal with the heat for multiple years and i believe he will turn 29 next season.

  • Brent Yen

    Bball season has not started yet. I will play along for awhile until @psalm234:disqus says otherwise.

  • Derek Kong

    Exactly. He was a starter… the problem with bench players (if you become labeled as bench player) is no matter how many points you score, people will always say you cannot produce the same points as a starter. That is because starter play with better talent. Bench players play with lesser talent. So even if Lin scores 15 to 16 ppg – he will not get the respect he deserves as a starter who gets that.

  • real-dsb

    well, if that’s the way you feel, you’re entitled to your opinion. we’ll see how things pan out in a year.

  • Derek Kong

    All I know is there are going to be season ending injuries to starters at PG this year and plenty of opportunities for LIn to fill this role. Like I said before, there is a significant difference between a bench player who average 15 ppg vs. a starter who averages 15 ppg. Starters play with better players.

  • BuzzerBeater

    Now that Jeremy’s signed his contract, it feels like an eternity for the season to start!!

  • real-dsb

    But has he *actually* signed the contract (as opposed to agreed to a contract)? =)

  • LAJane

    I can’t believe that as a self-described Lin fan you would propose a scenario as gruesome as him waiting for someone to be injured. Yeeks.

  • Brent Yen

    True, but why are you saying this? what exactly is the point here?

  • wu kong

    I imagine just as we are researching Charlotte hornets sites looking for info they are searching for info on JLin. if they find this site the trolls may have filled it up with nonsense. and then lo an behold the ‘jLin fans are crazy’ theory get’s strengthened. oh well I know its a losing battle. just stating the obvious I guess.

  • David Kim

    Do you guys think Batum will succeed in SG role? He used to play Forward.
    If not, Lin to SG?

  • LAJane

    I have complete faith in his choices. “Can’t be stopped”! 😀

  • spiderman

    lol

  • Derek Kong

    My point – being a bench player averaging 15 ppg, Lin will not command thesame respect as a starter scoring 15 ppg because starters play with better players. So Lin will have an up hill battle to fight. It is not guaranteed that Kemba will get a season ending injury (do not wish that). If Lin really wanted to be a starter, he should just wait a season for a starter to get injured – that’s all. It might not even be that long.

  • Brent Yen

    I think it is doable.

  • Derek Kong

    It might not be that long, the way the NBA goes these days – physically gruelling.

  • dnation

    I can certainly see where you’re coming from but the truth is regardless of how many points JLin puts up he will always have detractors, because there are people in the media that literally hate him. But there are good teams and good organizations out there that are capable of seeing his abilities for what they are, because in my mind He is just as talented if not more so than Goran. Just keep the faith, man and don’t be surprised if he ends up battling Kemba for minutes at some point because he’s already a better overall player and that will prove itself.

  • LAJane

    If they’ve found this site, they’ll be disappointed because we have THE BEST MODS ever.

  • wu kong

    for sure and at least this site has mods…

  • Brent Yen

    So you want him to risk not playing for a team (assumeing no other offers) until a starter is gone?

  • Rzo Vlade

    personally dont care what others says its part of fandom….if you look at them they are crazy too

  • real-dsb

    “There is really no point in worrying about potential issues that probably won’t even arise.”

    Then what is a fan forum for? =p

  • LAJane

    Stop responding to this creepy idea…its sounding trollish.

  • spiderman

    Well we all know here that he is not a “borderline” starter. But agree with his compliment

  • Brent Yen

    LOL

  • BuzzerBeater

    yes! I saw the picture of him signing it with Hornets GM. The ink is now dry and we can officially begin to whine about how long the off season is taking XD

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Mo is old though…I think he’s 32…so team does take that into account.

  • CJSHYY

    But Batum didn’t shoot very well last season.

  • Rzo Vlade

    it might….but rich cho is a smart man he likes to play rhyme……As I continue to research the hornets and its player something might happen…..I am not gonna state it, keeping it just for me I might flame here………rich cho is smart man

  • Brent Yen

    no one is perfect..lol

  • LAJane

    LOL

  • real-dsb

    if you’re going to compare apples to apples, then Kemba is 5’11.5″ without shoes, Lin 6’3″ with shoes. Or with shoes, Kemba 6’1″, Lin 6’4.5″.

    but regardless, height actually makes no difference on how good or a bad a shooter is.

  • Rzo Vlade

    you notice too

  • blubell

    Jeremy would never wish ill on anyone and that is a foolish risk he will never take or even consider. He said he went to a team that wants him. We don’t know the full story. Have faith.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    I know you’re being sarcastic, but we can speculate about the good things that will happen. e.g. two chances to get even with Kobe/BS. That will be fun (if Kobe shows up.)

  • real-dsb

    yeah, I wonder why the dropoff? 2 years ago Batum was 46.5% fg, 36.1% 3pt. Last year, 40.0% fg, 32.4% 3pt. Same teammates.

  • real-dsb

    ok good =)

  • CJSHYY

    It’s not about perfect bc he just didn’t do well that’s why Portland traded him to Hornets.

  • LAJane

    I just had some teeny fun…deleted the few Laker site bookmarks. Satisfying.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! I don’t know why?

  • real-dsb

    possible a minor injury? like Matt Bonner iphone injury?

  • Rzo Vlade

    thats why i listed the wingspan and standing reach,,,,,,scout look at these watch draftexpress

  • Brent Yen

    I agree…

  • real-dsb

    I don’t post on other forums, but I’ve scanned the Hornets and Mavs forums, and they were 99% positive on Lin. I don’t expect any trolls from there.

  • Brent Yen

    In fact, they seems more positive than us for some reason…LOL

  • Rzo Vlade

    injuries……research batum injuries

  • rookie75094

    If a starter is injured wouldn’t their back up take over…so Jlin may not get to play at all…. bad idea!!

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    They don’t have PTSD.

  • real-dsb

    In fact, there are way more posts on those forums from Lin haters giving the “LOF warning” than Lin fan posts. Mavs and Hornets fans are already sick of the Lin haters.

  • LAJane

    LOL. You got that right!!!

  • Brent Yen

    Very true….however, some syndromes does not seem like PTSD to me so far

  • real-dsb

    btw, nice job Psalm on the quick color redesign!

  • Brent Yen

    All hail @psalm234:disqus

  • ManuGinobilin

    Batum was dealing with a wrist injury last year, which probably affected his shooting quite a lot. At least that’s what the Hornets are hoping.

    He also went through a divorce last year too, so mentally – he may have been emotionally exhausted.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    No, not all of course. But a lot of the worrying and the assumptions that the same problems will always reappear do make me think of PTSD.

  • Brent Yen

    Yes sir

  • Derek Kong

    People do it all the time. Do you follow bball at all. Nothing creepy. Its a business

  • Derek Kong

    OR a better offer shows up.

  • real-dsb

    and for breaking the Hornets news while we were all busy making fun of DeAndre =p

  • Charlie S

    Lol, don’t you think it is far fetched to believe teams will be scrambling for a free agent PG if their starter gets injured. Wouldn’t JLin then just get signed to be backup… to the backup?

  • Derek Kong

    Jlin is prob better that their back up. Jlin is considered a top back up by most owners.

  • real-dsb

    Ah thanks. Well, the good news is that Batum shoot better from FT% last year (85% vs 80%), so hopefully he will be back to his old self this year.

    great to see you post, I remember your awesome article last year. Hope to see you here often!

  • Derek Kong

    Demand and supply. Jeremy is a top back up sp ppl would sign him if he is better that their back up

  • Charlie S

    You’re asking JLin to jump right into a team without any time to practice with them and be a starter? You cannot be serious. There is a thing called team chemistry that coaches don’t try to mess up. (Although Rondo sure messed that up)

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Why do people like giving “I told you so’s” but hate receiving them?

    Anyway, how many comments have there been saying things like: “Jeremy is a California boy, he will stay close to home and family.” It turns out that NC has become a favored destination to live but it’s definitely far from Lin’s hometown. I’m sure he could have signed with the Kings or even re-signed with the Lakers if staying in CA were a priority. But Lin is very determined to have the best NBA career that he can.

  • Grace Nsns

    Everybody’s % dropped coming into Hornets, bad spacing I guess.

  • Brent Yen

    word

  • Grace Nsns

    one correction: LIn’s real 6’3″ WITHOUT shoes. He himself mentioned once that he’s 6’4 with shoes.

  • Spot

    To me Kemba Walker is the Hornets’ problem.

    He dribbles too much, can’t get teammates in rhythm, don’t like his outside shooting.

    I think this team can do really great things with Lin Lamb Batum Hawes and Jefferson.

    Lin Lamb and Batum are very good defenders. I would’ve liked a more athlethic center though.

    I like MKG too, good defender, but he needs to fix his shot. That’s bloody awful.

    Kemba should be the sixth like Jordan Crawford with the Clippers. Can’t see that happen but that’s the way should be.

  • Brent Yen

    I do not like Lamb…but that is just me..

  • Acbc

    Stop trashing your own team! Lin made a lot of people look very good.

    Team dynamics is a flux of whose doing what to whom. It might be that, teams were focussing on Kemba to stop the flow of the play. That may be why their record was so bad compare to a year ago.

    With Lin, Harden was able to score much easier and vice versa. The game where Lin scored over 30 afghans Raptors was such a case. Casey doubled Harden and it freed up Lin to score. On a weak team, attacking the point is the easiest way to stop a team before they can even make an assist.

    Lin can over come a lot of double teams himself but a little help would make life a lot easier. People will realize how good Lin is when he is allowed to play his full game. Charlotte can become an instant contender in the south east.

  • real-dsb

    Batum was with Blazers last year

  • Rzo Vlade
  • real-dsb

    thanks, that was a great article

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t like him either. I don’t know why Lin said he will play a lot in 1 or 2? They have Lamb? But Lin looks so happy about going to Hornets so they probably promised him something.

  • real-dsb

    my guess is talking and meshing with the coach

  • Rzo Vlade

    cause something might happen research hornets player history and analyze it

  • real-dsb

    whoops, that’s what I meant to type. edited my original.

  • Rzo Vlade

    read the comment below there dept analysis not mention there with facts

  • real-dsb

    Wingspan and standing reach also have nothing to do with shooting. Steph Curry has one of the smallest wingspans and standing reach in the NBA, yet he is the best shooter.

    Wingspan and standing reach is 100% related to defense, because it means how much vertical and horizontal length a defender can cover without jumping. Vertical leap does not help as much on defense because you will only achieve your vertical max for a split second, whereas wingspan and standing reach are 100% of the time.

  • real-dsb

    PJ Hairston not having a good summer. Got in trouble with law third straight summer, struggled in summer league so far, and now out with shoulder contusion.

    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/7/8/8910595/p-j-hairstons-summer-league-has-been-troublesome

  • David Kim

    Lots of Hornets fans surprised that Lin signed that cheap in realgm forum. lots of people welcomed lin and said it was steal.

  • real-dsb

    Yeah, it’s a ridiculous steal. Even if all he does it duplicate his “career worst” stats from last year (11.2 pts, 4.6 ast), $2M is an absolute steal.

    This is purely Lin betting on himself, like Jimmy Butler did last year. Butler turned down a 4 yr $40M contract to continue playing for $2M. This year, he signed a 5 yr $95M contract.

    It will be a good move in the long run.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    I think this is JLin last chance to prove himself or he will be out of the NBA

  • David Kim

    https://youtu.be/rcqavYIvwWQ

    cody zeller (starting PF) is faster than i thought.
    He will be better P&R partner for Lin than Jefferson when Lin plays with first unit.
    He can dunk and drive. Pretty good.

    when they play small line up
    Walker, Lin Batum MKG Zeller
    or this line up is good too.
    Walker Lin Batum Zeller AI

  • real-dsb

    It maybe be Lin’s last chance to prove himself to be an NBA star for his next big contract, but at worst, even if he just replicates LA stats, his scoring efficiency is above NBA average, so at worst, he would still be a role player.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s a steal. I think maybe just like what I read from Baidu said any coach show they really like him & trust him. Lin will go for it bc in the past 3 years, he suffer way too many unfair treatment from Rox & Lakers.

  • CJSHYY
  • real-dsb

    That is wrong. MLE is not minimum of 4 years anymore.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_salary_cap#Mid-level_exception

  • zxcvb

    Well, that explains the low BAE salary. Almost certainly a player option for the 2nd year as well.

  • real-dsb

    Yes, CHA was already over the cap before signing Lin, so they could only use the exceptions, which would be very low salaries.

  • Brent Yen

    OMG

  • Dorothy

    I read someone posted that GM Cho said Lin will play with 2nd unit. Is it true? Too busy to day to keep up with all the postings today, lol

  • zxcvb

    He’ll be in the NBA for as long as his body holds up. But as dsb says below, this is his last chance to prove himself as a star. Needs to ball out as a 6th man and then earn a starting role here or elsewhere. That’s the plan!

  • David Kim

    2 years is better for Lin for the future.

  • CJSHYY

    But I saw from Baidu? not sure it’s true or not? There is the list about their salary… Lin didn’t have player’s option in 2nd year?! I am not sure it’s true or not. But I also read one news said why they didn’t say it now bc they maybe will make some trade so it can change…..

  • Brent Yen

    True…and yes we know we know lol

  • real-dsb

    I do think that it’s most likely BAE, but just saying that logic to rule out MLE because it’s only a 2 year contract is wrong.

  • zxcvb

    It is for the 5M salary for teams within the apron before or after the signings.

    “The MLE was initially set at $5 million for a duration of four years for teams that are over the cap either before or after the signing, but under the luxury tax apron, which is $4M above the tax line. Teams above the luxury tax apron have an MLE that was initially set at $3 million with a three-year duration. Teams with cap room, previously ineligible for the MLE, have a new MLE, initially $2.5 million with a two-year duration”

  • CJSHYY

    Some of my followers are very upset by this deal from Hornets. But one of them said it well. Lin was not happy in the past 3 years due to coaches not trust him & unfair treatment on him. So when this Hornets coach show his trust & love… Lin likes it. He maybe also talked to MDA before he really wants to sign w Hornets?!

  • real-dsb

    People thought Butler was a fool for turning down 4 yr $40M to play for $2M.

  • Dorothy

    Why??? I will still support Lin no matter what, but….
    I have no problem he taking 4M for 2 year to rebuild his reputation which was unfairly and injustly ruined by MM & BS, but playing as a back up of Kemba….. It is really hard for me to swallow as a fan… cry

  • Dorothy

    I feel he must have talked to MDA and MDA may even suggest him going to Hornet vs other teams.

  • zxcvb

    Well, technically he made no concrete claims (“we think he’ll be a great addition, especially with our 2nd unit…”), but yeah, we expected that Lin would be a 6th man until something changes. BTW, lottery pick Kaminsky was also listed as 2nd unit.

    Anyways, nothing is in stone. Lin was supposed to be a starter in Houston and LA and how did that work out? Let’s see what happens when Coach Clifford sees his team play! I like Like finding his mojo 25-30mpg as a 6th man (instead of sharing with Kemba all the time) and then later taking over as a starter at PG or SG.

  • CJSHYY

    Possible. That’s why he said they really want me & trust me… since MDA knows Lin & that coach both well.

  • pandaboy99

    Reading the hornets blogs, i think itll be pretty easy for Lin to slip into the starting lineup if Lin plays effectively and Kemba continues to play inefficiently. The hornets fans are ready to embrace anyone who can improve them unlike in houston or lakers where Lin was effective yet still benched.

  • real-dsb

    Even if Lin is a 6th man, I predict that Lin will play equal time with 1st and 2nd units, not mostly with 2nd unit. And I wouldn’t be surprised if he took over Kemba’s starter role midseason

  • real-dsb

    your “followers”? you mean twitter?

  • Dorothy

    Even it is the Asian guy??? Don’t forget NC is at the south…

  • CJSHYY

    Ya!

  • Rzo Vlade

    analyze whts happening and scout the hornets players………………..when you realize it you will grin………………hornets management are not that dumb at all

  • chan c

    ’twas never really about the $$$ for the kid. He just wants to find the joy of playing the game that he loves all over again…

    I have goosebumps just thinking about – when that happens in #buzzcity

    Go JLin!!

  • Rzo Vlade

    your close enough

  • pandaboy99

    Asian GM is a lin fan for sure and will set him up to succeed. There is no way the only asian GM will allow the only asian in the nba to fail on his watch.

  • real-dsb

    OK, just making sure you weren’t a leader of a cult! =p

  • zxcvb

    Hornets aren’t tanking like the Lakers last year. If Lin does his usual thing and his 2nd unit keeps outplaying the 1st unit, people will want to see what Lin can do with the starters. If Lin plays right away with the starters, you can be sure Kemba, Batum and Al Jeff will get all the credit.

  • Rzo Vlade

    your close already

  • Jedi

    I know I personally gave up on signing up for a new team forum and commenting. Just don’t have the energy to go through deja vu anymore. LOL
    Here is home. You guys are the best at posting any important stuff anyway.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha!

  • real-dsb

    Lin said he would be playing at the same time with Kemba at times as well. I think he’ll get plenty of time with 1st unit too.

  • Jedi

    Fan forums are for giving fruit baskets to one another (see below).

  • leeda harun

    haha..is this because.Lin chose Hornets and not the other grade A team? You need to have some faith and trust .

  • 1mtoldman

    how many?

  • Grace Nsns

    Lin’s reponse: credit to catch22two @ realgm

    “He better not replace Kemba”
    Lin: “No intention of doing that at all. Respect his game and plan on doing damage playing alongside him.”

  • CJSHYY

    close game?

  • leeda harun

    well we will soon find.out.

  • CJSHYY

    Discuss this deal? 4 of us… three of them are in Taiwan.

  • Jedi

    Let’s see…Jeremy got a trip dub in 29 mins off the bench.
    Then if he gets 30+ mins regularly…HELLO! 10% chance trip dub every game? (arbitrary percentage)

  • BobbyH

    It is not his call. It is the HC.

  • 1mtoldman

    well having twitter followers is sort of like being a cult leader.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I think this is what I found out while researching hornets and players I am gonna state it now so flame on………….

    kemba is in his 4 yrs with the hornets
    he has some injuries and miss games…….I think he knees also is worrisome
    hornets still a struggling team
    he still inefficient
    he is still the rookie that he was today
    he cannot make his team any better
    he cant shoot
    poor defender

    does it means Jlin is kemba replacement …..no jlin is like audition for the hornets he will be evaluated so jlin is not a replacement for walker but one thing is clear from the hornets as circumtances file up……………………THE KEMBA WALKER ERA IN THE HORNETS HAS COME ………

  • real-dsb

    well, that we won’t know until season starts.

  • real-dsb

    LOL, let’s not get ahead of ourselves!

  • blubell
  • Dorothy

    Hope you are right. I know that some Asians deliberately not helping Asians afraid being seen as partial to his own race. Hope Cho is not one of those. Will see.

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! That’s great! But no disclose for his contract so far… hope this is true.

  • 1mtoldman

    its impossible to project this now. a thousand things can change between now and beginning of season (to say nothing of the end of the season). suffice to say that lin should get an opportunity here. and we’ll see. when the season starts and as the season continues. this was the first time he had a chance to choose and this is what he chose. so fans who dont have their own agenda regarding lin should be ok with that and hope for the best.

  • zxcvb

    Exactly. No need for Lin or Cho to stir controversy. Just play the best he can as 6th man and then we’ll see how the season goes.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    It’s all we can do right now :p

  • Dorothy

    No, I will not forgive Lakers FO no matter how they behave from now on. The damaged is done already.

  • leeda harun

    good news? anyone care to explain?

  • real-dsb

    Overall, Lakers fans and media were fair and positive to Lin. It was the coach/FO/Kobe that ruined his value.

  • zxcvb

    Yeah, but he leads some time to be the clear lead guard.

    My guess is that he’ll play 28mpg. 14 with Kemba (who will play 34mpg) and 14 without.

  • blubell

    It’s not FO. One of lakers blogs’ owner.

  • Jedi

    10% is pretty low I thought! C’mon!! Show some fandom!

  • 1mtoldman

    yes. its not like they were dissing lin, they couldn’t sign anybody for anything other than those exceptions. which as you say would be “very low salaires”. and again look at the big picture: 5/5/15/what another almost 5 over 2? so 30 mil over 6 years. 5 mil a year. on balance over his career to date based on what he has accomplisehd to date an ave. salary of 5 mil a year is appropriate.

    his chance now to re-establish an upward trajectory in value and cash in when the cap pops hit (its not like they’re going away after next year!).

    the question i think a lot of people still have and i haven’t seen it answered (maybe i missed it): is the 2nd year a player option?

    not a big deal from my perspective but some people mite think it so and inquiring minds would like to know.

    i beleive tim duncan is playing for 5 mil a year next year.

  • leeda harun

    true..but the classiest organisation turn out as not classy at all

  • CJSHYY

    I know but I saw Kobe still follows Lin. And Lin still follows Kobe, Jeanie Buss, & Lakers. Oh! Even Morey?! Who knows what will happen in the future…

  • real-dsb

    if the 2nd year is player option, then he can opt out of 2nd year and cash in on a big contract next year when salary cap goes up significantly. If 2nd year is fixed, then he is stuck at $2M for another year.

  • 1mtoldman

    impossible to predict at this time but based on the information at hand that would be a locigal assumption. more logical than much other speculation here.

  • zxcvb

    Yes. I can’t stress that enough. This is the first time Lin CHOSE his team.

    This the first time the head coach RECRUITED him. McHale didn’t want Lin. MDA didn’t ask for Lin. Scott was hired after Lin was acquired for a draft pick.

    Clifford reached out to Lin and convinced him to join his team. Very different. We’ll see what happens this time…

  • real-dsb

    OK, fine. 25 ppg, 10 ast, ASG, 6MOY, MIP, EC Champs. =)

  • Dorothy

    This.

  • leeda harun

    oh please…let us wait.before making any speculation.

  • Jedi

    I like! But I don’t think we’ll be winning any of the ‘guess Jeremy Lin’s stats for the game’ contests.

  • CJSHYY

    Of course bc I don’t want him to have 2 years in such low low salary bc next year cap space will increase a lot why needs to sign so cheap?!

  • 1mtoldman

    true…but its not like the salary cap is going to go down the following year; in fact latest speculation is it will rise even more than initially projected.

    tho there is the lockout possibility if players push for new cba with all the new money.

  • blubell

    Ronnie Price lasted 11 years. Why would Jeremy be out of the NBA?

  • leeda harun

    he he..

  • Rzo Vlade

    no! its not! it is what is it… if they not like jlin they will draft or trade a new point guard….kemba time has come

  • leeda harun

    lin always says…never say never…

  • haha .. you’re welcome 🙂
    I was shocked reading the news as I was laughing at Griffin’s picture barricading DeAndre’s door

    Hornets? Who’d have thunk?
    but I remember MJ did a double-look when JLin drained a long 3 and was impressive in the game 🙂

  • lol Hail Brentsanity!

  • pero_square

    Lin is smart and diplomatic. He doesn’t burn bridges.

  • leeda harun

    thank you for the explanation.In that case lin needs to ball out…play his best game thru out the whole season.

  • Haha. Good job picking #11 out of 18 Good fit!
    I have no idea how you pulled that out of the hat

    You deserve this wonderful Fruit Basket!

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1e/14/28/1e142873edf3114d53cec7b4bd7b67c6.jpg

  • real-dsb

    Technically, Lin chose the Warriors. =)

    Although you’re definitely right about the coach recruiting him. Don Nelson was fired and Keith Smart hired after Lin signed with Warriors.

  • pero_square

    I hope this is the case. I would be lying if I say I didn’t care about Lin getting his due/respect. If anything this should calm some of the fans down.

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Because he’s Jeremy Lin. For example: If he play like Rondo he would be out of the NBA already. If Rondo & Jlin shoot 3/10. Rondo would get an “C” and JLin would get an “F” rating

  • CJSHYY

    Feel the same way. I hope 2nd year it’s player’s option.

  • real-dsb

    I think the 2nd year player option is a very big deal. I am a little concerned because I have seen zero mentions of it (other than PFV saying he heard rumors, but he’s not an nba insider).

  • real-dsb

    I seriously thought it was a fake Psalm posting when I read it.

  • real-dsb

    then I was like, “wait, why am I wasting time trying to figure out if it’s a fake Psalm? I can just go to Lin’s FB, duh”

  • blubell

    He announced it when I was driving home… I had a feeling he would.

  • blubell

    Maybe deep inside you know you can’t trust Psalm… lol.

  • Dan Ang

    That’s been the narrative, that Kobe doesn’t like Lin. But I don’t think that’s true. I believe they respect each others game. If Kobe doesn’t like Lin, he would not bother texting Lin in the middle of the night. Another thing, Kobe “unfollowed” DH after he left the Lakers. What does that tell you.

  • Dan Ang

    OK, fine. 25 ppg, 10 ast, ASG, 6MOY, MIP, EC Champs. First Ring

  • Grace Nsns

    Nathan Gottlieb
    ‏@zukovka also reported the same contract term from his source’
    I certainly wish it’s the case. Got stuck 2ys in his prime time is too painful.

  • blubell

    What? no MVP?!

  • Grace Nsns

    doubt it, Kobe didn’t talk to Lin or even gave eye contact after Lin got benched.

  • Dan Ang

    OK

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Nope, I am glad he picked the Hornets.

  • Jeremiah (the Grey)

    Wow! Do I get to keep both of them or do I have to choose one? 🙂

  • blubell
  • Chopz

    Even with the second year as option, contract still sucks. Happy he’s gone from lakers, but pissed off about contract.

  • zxcvb

    I believe only the Warriors offered him a GUARANTEED contract. Mavs offered D-League, non-guaranteed (same as Lakers I think).

  • BobbyH

    Better mindful what they are wishing for. 😉

  • blubell
  • Filler-up

    If you attended his testimony, Lin repeatedly made the point that money is not a measure of success. I am happy that he has found the rigrht situation for himself. I just hope the Hornets don’t use his contract to trade him because he is undervalued.

  • blubell

    He did have eye contact with Jeremy… unfortunately, it was the death stare…

  • real-dsb

    Can we help this guy out too? Help him get to 1.5M. LOL

    https://twitter.com/jlin7

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Thanks @disqus_3ojL2FVU9I:disqus. These two seem to be quite nice thus far:-)

  • real-dsb

    I’m trying to be realistic here =p

  • real-dsb

    Of course I trust the real Psalm234. But too many fake Woj tweets made me wary. =)

  • MoominFloren

    I was complaining why Lin agreed a cheap,back up contract. After seeing his happy face during the sign, I have no complaint anymore.

  • real-dsb

    Because he picked the team that wanted him and was the best fit, and that’s the most they could offer him with salary cap rules (CHA was already over the cap).

  • blubell

    Yup, he builds bridges.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Up to now we don’t know anything about JLin’s new contract; only rumors. I support JLin and his team to make the decision that they have thought, discussed and prayed for days. We don’t know all the details but from JLin FB Q&A, I’m comfortable with his decision.

    JLin, continue to improve your games in the next 3 months and surprise us what you can do in the team that you have chosen for. Can’t wait to see your new season.

  • Grace Nsns

    They can easily use their MLE to sign him. Not even a MLE, that speaks a lot. I almost got a heart attack seeing him ended up such a bad term.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    The hardest thing now is waiting for the season to start.

  • David

    Whether it’s $2 plus or $4 plus mil, those are still scrub money. If the hornet’s really believe in Lin, it will not be that kind of money. They are shrewd businessmen after all.

    I suspect they are just taking a small gamble of 1

  • MoominFloren

    As long as he’s happy, I’m ok with any team he picked.

    Just don’t want to hear again he’s suffering in the season during his testimony.

  • chan c

    I have goosebumps just thinking about him “finding joy in playing basketball again.”

    That would mean…. Hmmm… the possibilities are endless…

    Go JLin!

  • real-dsb

    http://www.cbafaq.com/salarycap.htm#Q25

    scroll down a few pages until you see a large table called Summary of Salary Cap Exceptions. For any type of MLE, the minimum years is 1.

  • bolero
  • CJSHYY

    I read some where said they don’t have money so if they really want any player have to make the trade. Lin is the only player they signed this FA so far.

    I guess they must be promise Lin or said something to make Lin take the pay cut to play for them.

  • bolero

    they are over the cap . can’t give anymore..

  • bolero
  • David

    Year. If Lin has a NY type breakout, they will offer more. If not, I fear he will be stuck be stuck at this value for his next few contracts.
    The hornets were bad last year. Nothing to suggest they are that much better this year barring linsanity. I don’t think if it happens, it can be sustainable
    Smart move by hornets to experiment Lin as Kemba’s alternative.

  • David

    SnT if they really want Lin?

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes. For him to say that, it means a lot more than we can understand. Listened to Linsanity 2: Redefining success many times from Beijing, HK and Taipei and subsequent Q&A helped me to understand more about what he meant. Actually JLin has already prepared his fans for his choice but … Anyhow I can’t wait to see his joy in playing bb games again:-)

  • real-dsb

    Lin would not want S&T. Locked for 3 years at low salary.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Yes I know. When I calculated the first preseason game on 11 Oct, it was almost 3 months away. WOW!!! Going to be a long long long 3 months.

    Glad that we have media day on 13 July. Then 8 August charity event in Beijing to look forward to:-)

    Also am glad that JLin has posted more about what he is doing since April. Good on him to supply his fans news all the times! Go JLin!!!!

  • David

    They probably view Lin as a backup point guard with a style of play that he cannot change. But are intrigue enough to experiment for a token sum.

    Training camp and the first quarter of the season will be very important.

  • David