Jeremy Lin Press Conference – Charlotte Hornets

Let’s tune in to  today at 1pm EST for ‘s live introductory press conference in !

You can also tweet a question to @JLin7 at @hornets and he could answer it!

https://twitter.com/hornets/status/620554081598337024

10:03: Presser started

Coach Clifford: Fortunate to have for 3-pt shot & be playmaker

10:05 JLin: Rich Cho flew from Orlando & came to my house to sign paperwork. They believed in me

10:09 JLin: To find my full potential, I need 2 find out the right system/coach

10:10 CHA reporter: “It looks like a circus in LA last year to outsiders. 😆  How does that help you to be leader in CHA?”

JLin: I learned more about details from Nash & Kobe

10:12 JLin: We want to make the playoff this year, not just sneak in the 8th spot

10:15 JLin: God always made it clear to me. 1 Team in any journey (Harvard, HOU) Have peace in God. Thought 1 team but it’s another

Charlotte people is very nice. “Welcome! Welcome!” not asking for autographs “I’m on the phone with my GF. Want to talk to her? … Uhm, Noo?”

10:18 JLin: Listening to Coach Clifford, I appreciate the honesty, communication, system that had been issues in the past few years

10:21 Coach Clifford: I’ve always been a big fan of him. Not just 1 game, but coaching against him helped to evaluate him

10:21 Presser ended. Some photo-ops to be taken


 

LINK:
  1. Watch JLin Charlotte Hornets Presser REPLAY
  2. Watch JLin One-On-One Interview Part 1
    – CHA Assistant Coach Stephen Silas was instrumental to develop JLin as a rookie in GSW
    – Coach Clifford loves the game & is such BB junkie watching films, (watched 8 full JLin games)
    – JLin: Kemba is dynamic, should’ve been an All-Star
    – JLin: said Jefferson is so smart (can shoot/pop or roll in PnR)
  3. Watch JLin One-On-One Interview Part 2
    – Nicholas Batum will be really good for us, can play multiple positions. The way he plays is how everyone should play: unselfish, team basketball
    – Coach Clifford’s team is Top 5-8 Defensive Team. He’s going to make me much better defender. My ability to be a really good weak side/help defender will fit well

 

  • Rzo Vlade

    1st

  • John Lee

    First!

    Will take my girls to Knott’s Berry Farm today, so I’ll watch the presser later.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Maknusia

    I’m First! too :0).

  • Maknusia
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  • Grace

    I really wonder why GM Cho used the biannual exception instead of a portion of the MLE. Now the team is hard capped.

  • I asked one question to help JLin bonds with his teammates for Shanghai preseason game 🙂
    Whatever helps JLin to develop great team chemistry with his new teammates so he can have a great year!

    Please RT/Fav so it will be chosen

    https://twitter.com/psalm_234/status/620628591185821696

  • Grace

    Jameer Nelson has landed three-year, $13.5M from Denver
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/620625484355731457?p=v

  • Rick Johnson

    I think MLE ties him in for 4 years. JLin would rather take the biannual exception with 2nd year team option so he can be a FA in 2016 after he revives his career this season.

  • JFirst

    should have added a third pick: stinky tofu 🙂

  • another good one .. but might be too strong for beginners 😀

  • Grace

    I was told it’s not the case. MLE can be for 2 yrs, player option on the 2nd yr as well. hmmm…

  • I heard they have to use BAE first because it will be gone if they used MLE 1st
    Maybe they plan to use MLE later.
    But I still wish they’d given him the MLE

  • CJSHYY

    I guess w MLE they normally will stay longer. Like Monoroe last year, he also took 2M so he can free this year to get his big contract.

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    I’m not a capologist, just what I’ve read. I think MLE is different depending on where team is with cap. Also not sure if can have player options in that 4yr MLE.

    @Demalonzo I’ve heard both, but I suspect it’s the BAE. MLE requires a minimum of four years. Lin’s deal is reportedly two.

    https://twitter.com/HoopPlusTheHarm/status/619163637559750657

  • that’s very good to know. So CHA didn’t try to low-ball Lin.
    He wouldn’t want to be tied for 4 years

  • Rick Johnson

    That’s my interpretation.

  • It’s amazing how Charlotte is enjoying this JLin presser
    There must be a lot of media contingents in there by now

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/620635057644933120

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Would love to ask:
    Your stats are similar if not better than a lot of starting point guards out there that got significantly larger contracts. What made you decide to accept the Hornets contract since it appears you may be coming off the bench.
    1) That question brings out the fact that his stats are better than other starters
    2) It reminds people he should be starting
    3) It reminds people he accepted a smaller contract

  • Maknusia

    yeah…starts in 7mins

  • blubell

    Less than 5 minutes!

  • Infini

    I think a TON of teams are kicking themselves for not trying to go harder for Lin. Or perhaps they did but he chose the team that would give him a players option for the 2nd year.

  • It’s good questions but perhaps it might be ‘sensitive’ issues that might not be good to help JLin develop team chemistry w new teammates. It might start starting PG controversy

    Stat-wise JLin arguably should start over Kemba but it might be more diplomatic to ask these questions in Fans Q&A than the presser.

    My hope is JLin’s strong play will make Coach Clifford to eventually start him, either at PG or next to Kemba as PG/SG

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    You are right. I totally agree!

  • Maknusia

    PC started!!!

  • blubell

    It’s about to start… not a big crowd.

  • CJSHYY

    Hornets looks very nice to Lin. Good!!!

  • no sound yet, right?

  • CJSHYY

    Well, it’s NC & small market team. Good enough.

  • Maknusia

    there was mic testing earlier..since then its on mute

  • Maknusia

    JLin is in!!!!

  • Elysian Bandos

    i like jlins hair, make him taller

  • blubell

    He’s not wearing a suit this time 🙂

  • Rzo Vlade

    I like his hair suit for him

  • Maknusia

    yup…like it as well

  • blubell
  • Rick Johnson

    That a Swaggy cut?

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    So they did come to LIn parents’ house? wow

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  • yes, glad to know Rich Cho made it priority to have JLin signed.
    Afraid of DJ controversy 😀

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  • JLin: To find my full potential, I need 2 find out the right system/coach

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  • Maknusia

    Nice to see the Coach to pitch in to Jeremy’s answer and backing him up!!! Bravo..*clap*clap*

  • Maknusia

    circus in LA!!!!LOL

  • blubell
  • LOL CHA reporter: “It looks like a circus in LA last year to outsiders. How does that help you to be leader in CHA?”

  • Rzo Vlade

    can you explain this…edit no need somebody explain it above

  • blubell
  • Maknusia

    Wanna make it to playoffs!!! cool+

  • JLin: We want to make the playoff this year, not just sneak in the 8th spot

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  • JLin: God always made it clear to me. 1 Team in any journey (Harvard, HOU) Have peace in God. Thought 1 team but it’s another

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  • Grace Nsns

    poor Jeremy, hasn’t found the team he can call it home, yet

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  • JLin: Listening to Coach Clifford, I appreciate the honesty, communication, system that had been issues in the past few years.
    Even when I haven’t brought it up

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  • I am The Jason

    J Lin is very calm and seems very happy. Can’t wait for this season. Also Clifford speaking like he knows what he wants to do with Lin as oppose to his previous coaches.

  • blubell
  • Grace Nsns

    LIke the coach already, intelligent, articulate.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Love that answer by the coach!

  • blubell
  • CJSHYY

    Ya! That’s how I feel about Lin comes to Hornets. He knows what he wants also relax & happy to be a Hornets.

  • Maknusia

    Sweet! I liked those questions and the reply from Lin and Coach

  • blubell

    That was short and sweet. I really appreciate the coach being there to back up Jeremy. I am even more excited about next season!

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    This was crazy to me. It just shows how incompetent Byron Scott and McHale are.

  • wu kong

    best comment of the presser!

  • Maknusia

    ditto!…can we fast forward to preseason?!

  • 10:21 Coach Clifford: I’ve always been a big fan of him. Not just 1 game, but coaching against him helped to evaluate him

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Yeah, I’m liking this coach a lot. Seems total opposite of Byron Scott and McHale.

  • blubell
  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Yeah, he said he spoke to Dantoni too!

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  • Brewkowski

    Is the press conference over? I couldn’t get it to stream.

  • Esp. Jeremy’s impression of honesty, trust, communication & system after talking to him
    Even before he brought up these issues in the past few years 🙂
    I was like Yes, LOL

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    just finished. They are going to take some pictures but I think they mentioned they might bring Jeremy back?

  • Jedi

    Even though I couldn’t help staring at his forehead, I really liked Coach Clifford’s low key, soft spoken, chill kinda talking. Don’t know much about him, so wonder if he’s like that during games.

  • Maknusia

    After listening to Coach Clifford …I dont even wanna mention those 2 names

  • Grace Nsns

    hooray blue’s my favorite color too! blue and white!

  • Brewkowski

    Thanks!

  • Maknusia

    waiting for photo session now

  • Jedi

    And to Nash!

  • yup…. no surprise there 😀
    So GM & Coach Clifford bought into him. YESSS!
    There’ll be support to use him to make CHA succeed

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Jeremy said he talked to the coach about what was expected of him, something that didn’t happen in past few years. That means McHale and Byron Scott never talked to Jeremy about that. So sad.

  • blubell

    Scroll down and you can see majority of the quotes from the PC.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I’m sorry. I feel like I need to wash my hands now after mentioning those 2 names.

  • Yes, they seemed to be one voice.
    The body language was good & supportive!

  • Brewkowski

    Nah, they just spewed negativity and blame onto him in the press.

  • Grace Nsns

    I lost the stream, still anything going there?

  • photo ops are ongoing.. they might come back later

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  • Brewkowski

    I’ve been doing so, thanks for posting the quotes and play by plays!

  • Maknusia

    PC…

  • LW

    Feels like Clifford really gets Jeremy and is going to back Jeremy up.

  • blubell

    They are little out of order but you get the idea 🙂

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  • The forehead is .. Yoda-like? LOL

  • Grace Nsns

    thanks

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  • Brewkowski

    Calming effect?

  • Maknusia

    Yes yes yes…Culture…Wins!!!

  • Maknusia

    no worries…its not you….its them

  • blubell
  • Looks like the 1st date with media is going well 😀

  • I am The Jason

    Clifford and the Hornet’s organization knows where the NBA is trending. GS winning the title was a wake up call to teams (with common sense to adapt) to change their playing style. Need more 3’s and PnR plays. Some coaches are too stubborn to use it and some will over use it. A good balance will lead to the playoffs and hopefully a title. Glad the Hornets goals is the playoffs.

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  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    hahaha

  • blubell

    Very well indeed 🙂

  • Maknusia

    That was a question from one of the reporter…some like ” we all know the circus that went on in LA, could explain a little more”

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  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    any news on whether he’s coming back to answer more questions?

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  • blubell

    I think that was it.

  • Maknusia

    yup…that shows the coach is adapting and moving on unlike some dinosaur philosophical coach

  • Jedi

    LOL

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  • Jedi

    What…is he here spying on us!??

  • blubell

    No he is spying on us via twitter 🙂

  • Maknusia

    I guess…thats it

  • Rick Johnson

    I’ve had it with ex-NBA HOF players pretending to be coach like McHale and B Scott. Hopefully Clifford will be a change for the better.

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  • LW

    Glad with Jeremy’s own choice!
    Coach Clifford is smart as opposed to McHale,
    genuine as opposed to B.S.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Great actually.

  • Smooth @JLin7 move to steal CHA media’s heart 😀

    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/620640073709588480

  • BobbyH

    Pretty confident. He knows what he is doing. Well, as long as the coach let him.

  • Let’s hope he has found the Promised Land!

  • LOL .. I love CHA media already

  • Rick Johnson

    Maybe like Atlanta, good team play, no big headed superstars.

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  • grover chang

    I do like how Clifford talks. i like how he described basketball in terms of skills and not personality. If I hear endless references to “toughness or pop or sticky” with coach interviews again I’m gonna lose it. i’m also tired of hearing basketball people talking about “heads of any snakes.”

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  • Maknusia

    yup…really hop so…gotta wait till season starts…thats the toughest part!

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  • Maknusia

    hahaha..lol…

  • Rick Johnson

    Jeremy Lin Press Conference replay available now:

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/jeremy-lin-press-conference-7/13/15

  • Al

    But he is too “soft”

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  • LW

    You nailed it! All those empty generic boring terms.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is trending on NBA pulse @ #4
    http://www.nba.com/pulse/?ls=iref:nba:gnav

  • MEL LIN

    I want to watch this interview

  • BobbyH

    Yep, the BS experience.

  • I love how Coach Clifford chose to chime in to praise Jeremy’s ability to continue to improve year-after-year

    [mark 11:10] After JLin finished his answer about continuing to improve year-after-year but he didn’t know how good he can be but want to find out, Coach Clifford volunteered this quote

    “I read Bill Belichick’s quote that pro players who continue to improve as they get older usually possesses the combination of Intelligence, Drive & Character Steven Silas, a GSW coach, said Jeremy is hungry to continue to improve
    He possesses those traits and I’m confident he’ll continue to get better

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  • BobbyH

    I think there is a general theme there that the team doesn’t want to start the PG controversial. Everyone is on the same page, coach, Lin and media. Just let games play itself and see how it evolves.

  • blubell

    Kemba is not Beverly or Price/Clarkson and has earned his spot so it would be more controversial to discuss Kemba vs Jeremy starting.

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  • Rzo Vlade

    the trashcan was hilarious!!!

  • JLin just called us crazy but in a good way LOL

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/620657915221905409

  • CaliUSMC

    Dang I missed it. Is there a vid of the press conference?

  • CJSHYY

    check below for the link.

  • CaliUSMC
  • I included the link in the Post above

    but here is the direct link
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/jeremy-lin-press-conference-7/13/15

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  • BobbyH

    I like that coach Clifford mentioned Warriors 3 times. Look likes a quick tempo and lots of P&R are the directions the coach is willing to go to. He also mentioned talents and versatility and mixing players of different strength with different plays. He knows what he is talking about.

  • coach and jlin share similar core values, open communication, transparency, team focused, ongoing improvement, hard work, sudying film, due diligence etc.

    im even more excited about this season now after hearing them speak. im not excited because i want for there to be linsanity perforomances, a second breakout season, proving people wrong about jlin or jlin. recapturing his glory. those are all nice things to have for sure. but im excited because jeremy will play for a coach who believes in teamwork as much as the importance of individual talent.

    im excited for team basketball. the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. jlin is someone who helps facilitate this basketball philosophy. and coach cliff believes in this. cant wait for the season to start.

  • blubell

    Newly acquired Charlotte Hornet, Jeremy Lin joins “The Pulse” today in the 3 o’clock hour right here on ESPN 730 Charlotte
    http://espn730.com/

  • Keith

    Cake

    More cake from @GotWhatItCakes at work today. Welcome @JLin7 to the @hornets family! pic.twitter.com/H6wGrtApv1— Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob) July 13, 2015

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  • I agree. After 5 years in the NBA, Coach Clifford could be the 1st coach to develop JLin’s strength for a whole season.
    I’m looking forward to watching how JLin performs when the coach defines a role suited for his strength for 1 full season.

    Definitely needs to hope & pray for health & team chemistry but everything else from GM, coach seem to support JLin

  • David Kim

    In the begging of season, Kemba and Batum would start but i have gut feeling that Kemba and Lin would start as a dual PGs in the middle of season.
    When they defense, Kemba guards PG and Lin guards SG since Lin is taller than Kemba.

  • wu kong

    Today on The Pulse: @ChrisESPN730 & @mikegminski host. Guests include @JLin7 (3:30) @dougglanville (4:30) and @kpelton (5:30)!— ESPN 730 (@ESPN730) July 13, 2015

  • wu kong

    NOW!!!

    We've got @JLin7 hopping on right off the top of the show today. Listen in: http://t.co/M7VDSYdlyE #Hornets— Chris Kroeger (@Kroeger) July 13, 2015

  • Rick Johnson
  • wu kong

    NOW!!!

    http://v5.player.abacast.com/v5.1/player/index.php?uid=6592

    We welcome newly acquired Charlotte Hornet, @JLin7 to "The Pulse" right now! Listen live here! http://t.co/jfUSBB8SoT— ESPN 730 (@ESPN730) July 13, 2015

  • TTNN

    thanks. was a good one.

  • JW

    Lin really trying to talk about how his defense and TO are getting a lot better. From the press conference and now this interview. Getting in front of the false talking points.

  • wu kong

    So proud of him putting this out there!

    Lin: "In isolation defense I was one of the top at my position, I lead the league in blocks at my position."— ESPN 730 (@ESPN730) July 13, 2015

  • love the way he puts it too, as a fact without bravado but with confidence

  • the hosts mentioned they will archive this interview for those wondering

  • jlin said he expects from talking to coach that he will spend court time with kemba, thats one reason he wanted to play here, and his excitement with playing fast together

  • wu kong

    D’Antoni interview

    D'Antoni brings up Jeremy Lin would have six TO games, but they would be the right kind of TOs (for the right reason).— Amin Elhassan (@AminESPN) July 13, 2015

  • Rick Johnson

    D’Antoni doing an interview?

  • Grace Nsns
  • Grace Nsns

    good to know, unable to listen to it

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  • Grace Nsns

    I like this LIn, seems a touch of more edge

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is an interesting way of framing the situation.
    __________
    https://twitter.com/rick_bonnell/status/620675981049774081

  • Grace Nsns

    His DRPM better than some 2-team D player

  • dolphin2k2

    Looks like he will be playing with a chip on his shoulder this season. No more Mr nice guy.

  • Arsenium12 .

    From : “Swarm & Sting” :

    Jeremy Lin was officially introduced to the Charlotte media today as a member of the Hornets. He was incredibly relaxed and looked like he made a great impression on every member of the media. He definitely won over the media in Charlotte if he hadn’t already done so … . To say the very least, this kid will be a great addition to the Hornets locker room. He has his head in the right place and really wants play and compete. Charlotte fans will love Lin, on and off the court, if they don’t already.

    See : http://swarmandsting.com/2015/07/13/recap-of-jeremy-lin-press-conference/

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  • CJSHYY

    Great! The more I read the more I know why even w low salary Lin likes this team.

  • wu kong

    If you missed the @JLin7 on ESPN730, here is the recorded version! https://t.co/BLWzd4kzg1— Jackjack (@supjackjack) July 13, 2015

  • JW
  • Off-Topic

    Rondo doesn’t look too happy going to Vegas with his new GM Divac & new teammates.
    Perhaps he’s afraid Divac will lose him in a bet 🙂

    https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/620699313329405952

  • JW

    Looks like Divac might’ve ate a rookie.

  • MEL LIN

    is there a vid of this ????

  • This is the strongest statement by Lin today. CHA believes in him.
    Other teams .. not so much

    The news about Rich Cho flying & coming to his house to have him signed was another strong example.
    Which GM did that? And for JLin

    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/620640257722052612

  • LOL too much celebration after being a GM maybe?

  • JW

    Lin is busy today. answering questions from twitter. Guess he’s working on his floater again.

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/twinterview-jeremy-lin

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Great interview. He looks so relaxed!

  • We can certainly play “Caption This” with this picture

    https://twitter.com/linlin_lucky/status/620702357798518784

  • David Kim

    This is old article of all star rising on 2012.

    Kemba Walker on Lin: ‘I’m happy for him’

    ORLANDO — Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker shared the court together for the first time as NBA players Friday night for the NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge.

    But they have something more in common than that: They first became household names in New York City; Walker as a blue-chip high school prospect coming out of Rice High School in 2008, and Lin, of course, as a member of the Knicks.

    After the game, in which Walker’s Team Shaq lost to Team Chuck, 146-133, the Bobcats’ rookie point guard reflected on his time developing into a Big Apple phenom in the CHSAA to what Lin is doing now in the NBA.

    “He’s playing great basketball and New Yorkers love it when people are playing great for their city, or just playing hard,” said Walker, who played in the same backcourt as Lin on Friday, scoring 10 points; Lin had two. “They definitely embrace him. I’m happy for him. He deserves it a lot. You can tell that he just works extremely hard at his game to get where he is today.”

    When Walker was asked about seeing all of the blue and orange around the Amway Center, in honor of Lin, he was blown away.

    “So many jerseys [laughs],” Walker told ESPNNewYork.com. “No. 17. Lin. Linsanity shirts. It’s crazy, but, man, it’s a cool experience.”

    Walker also couldn’t believe that even with all the Linsanity — even with Lin getting his own pregame press conference with roughly 175 media members in attendance — the global interest hasn’t changed the Knicks point guard as a person.

    “He’s not even like [the Linsanity],” Walkers said. “He’s just so humble and he doesn’t care about. He’s just playing basketball. Of course, I’m pretty sure he’s happy when he’s playing well, when he’s getting all this attention, but he’s a humble dude.”

  • JW

    I can see he can do well as a sport commentator after playing, but I think he probably have other ideas on what he’s gonna do.

  • steven ko

    “I like Jeremy. I really do.”

    ring a bell?

  • CJSHYY

    King is luck to get Koufas & Belinelli. Maybe they will play better this year? Hope Mav will not make it to playoff…LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    Hot Girl: this is my Dota 2 character
    JLin: oh cool

  • Charlie S

    The fact that the Hornets were not front runners and then went to JLin to sign him shows you just how committed they were to him.

  • Charlie S

    Who here is even more excited for the season after hearing the press conference and Coach Clifford? I definitely can see a 4 seed playoff team.

  • TTNN

    Well, Hornets might thought Lin is a far reach, as they really don’t have money for a FA. But they might see opportunity when he got hanged by DAL.

  • TTNN

    Rondo looks short, somehow

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  • Thanks. Added links to the post

  • TTNN

    so three guard rotation means Lin will have enough play time. He said it is hard for a player to play good with 14,15 min a game.

    Good that Batum could also play SF, so hopefully we could see small line up a lot on the court.

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  • JW

    I don’t have a problem w/ him at Charlotte, but I wonder if Lin being in Asia during the start of the FA talk hurts him or not.

    I’m sure his agent did his best, but Lin being articulate and personable, he might’ve been able to perhaps get more offers or more $ at another good team. Convince more coaches to give him a chance to proof his worth.

  • Acbc

    So true, we’ve been saying this forever. For example, Asik was lead like How a donkey would be with a carrot dangling in front of him. A lot of Lin’s TOs were to teammates that didn’t know how to flow into the right place.

    The reason why Ed Davis and Lin got along so well was they not only read each other’s angles and positions in relations to how Lin wants that play to develop, Ed knew how to move himself into the empty spaces for Lin to have an alley to throw him the pass.

    In one of the highlights recently posted with Lin against Charlette, Lin drove around the bottom of the basket looking for an opportunity. 3 defenders went him and Ed Davis stepped backwards away from the group to create enough spacing for Lin make something happen. Lin made a beauty hard bounce pass to him for an easy dunk and 1.

    Guys like Hill are so BBall dumb that they would just stand there in the way not allowing enough space for Lin to create a pass. It’s in these instances that often Lin forces the ball into the players hands to teach and lead them to play with better spacing.

  • Acbc

    You did a lot of his homework for a long time! The amazing stats you compiled kept the faithful sane. Lol.

  • real-dsb

    “Can I have your autograph, Jeremy? I’m a huge fan!” =p

  • Ulysses Modder

    Lin and Price worked ^very well because they if respected, also if completed on the court and everyone knew their role.

    As Lin will complete Kemba if the two need to have the ball in his hands?

    If Kemba is not an defense?

    At the end you know that will take the blame? Lin! Lin! Lin!

    Who goes to the bench? Lin! Lin! Lin!!!

  • TTNN

    could anticipate more dunk assists from Jeremy, so people would forget about his shooting form. MKG was the second pick and I think he want to have a better run with CLT.

  • Summary of JLin One-On-One Interview Part 1
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/video/teams/hornets/2015/07/13/150713Lin001mov-3643384

    – CHA Assistant Coach Stephen Silas was instrumental to develop JLin as a rookie in GSW
    – Coach Clifford loves the game & is such BB junkie watching films, (watched 8 full JLin games)
    – JLin: Kemba is dynamic, should’ve been an All-Star
    – JLin: said Jefferson is so smart (can shoot/pop or roll in PnR)

    The most interesting part is about JLin exchanged brief text messages with Kemba & AL, felt so nice & welcoming.
    Plus JLin mentioned about playing “along side” Kemba as if to emphasize he’ll have chances to not just back up Kemba but on the same floor with Kemba & Al (perhaps to close games)

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • LOL
    HG: There’s a lot of spacing between our chairs
    JLin: That’s my game

  • Rick Johnson

    Doubt McHale or Scott watched one of his college games.

  • blubell

    I refuse to pay this game 😛

  • Spot

    Girl: You remind me of Timon from Lion King.

    Jlin: Nope, I’m more like Pumbaa

  • Grace Nsns

    Don’t get my hope up, I’m nervous, lol

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    No doubt but definitely not. That’s why I trust JLin’s choice from Day 1. He learned well from those 5 years in NBA esp after Knicks, Rox, and Lakers. He knows who are the fakers and talkers:-)

  • I remember after Lin signed w/ HOU, Sampson said (with a frown), “I watched some films … and he’s not going to do the same thing. It will be different & an adjustment here”

    No strengths were described whatsoever. Always trying to tone down Linsanity.
    They didn’t really believe in Lin for sure

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I’m all in since Day 1. Never have any doubt about JLin’s choice. He knows what he wants:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    Got What It Cakes
    ‏@GotWhatItCakes
    .@JLin7 we loved making your cake today! You were BY FAR the nicest player we’ve made one for!!!
    https://twitter.com/GotWhatItCakes/status/620709888948371456/photo/1

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can find more JLin press conference pics here:
    http://www.nba.com/hornets/gallery/jeremy-lin-visits-charlotte-7/13/15

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    We are actually going to hear insightful and intelligent post game interviews from a coach and not just from Jeremy.

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Rick Johnson

    Yes what a change. Rather than “no zip, no zing, lack of energy, players were soft today”

  • blubell

    Jeremy: Get in line behind my crazy fans… good luck 🙂

  • blubell

    It doesn’t look like anybody is happy except clueless Divac.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL

  • blubell

    What a contrast from his Asia trip. lol. What is he eating anyways? Did he not have enough cake they made for him!

  • blubell

    Good Jeremy… good. lol.

  • zxcvb

    I was surprised and encouraged to learn that Coach Clifford spoke to both MDA and Nash at the beginning of free agency. I’m sure those two had very high praise for Jeremy…what better endorsements could a PG get?

  • blubell
  • zxcvb

    He’s very careful not to step on Kemba’s toes and avoid unnecessary controversy.

    If the opportunity arises to start at PG, then it’ll happen gradually over the course of the season. Right now, Kemba isn’t going anywhere (contact too long, trade value too low), so it’s best to praise Walker and let Clifford handle the basketball decisions.

  • wu kong

    Tonight at 6 PM on @WXII, we'll hear from @JLin7 & what he's looking forward to w/ the @hornets . #Linsanity pic.twitter.com/DOodXjarMw— Brian Formica (@BrianFormica) July 13, 2015

  • wu kong

    http://www.wxii12.com/nowcast this link is has saved portion of the news cast have not found jlin time yet…

  • I think JLin truly believes that he’ll have a chance to play 1 or 2 next to Kemba so he doesn’t need to unseat the incumbent.

    Hopefully that’s the best-case scenario that the small lineup with Lin/Kemba backcourt would be winning a lot of games so they can start/finish together

    I like how Lin exchanged texts with Kemba and Al to help start something together

  • Lin Fangirlss breathed a collective sigh of relief everywhere 😀

  • yes, it was so weird dynamics

  • I’m looking forward for a mental refreshment after the torture we had to endure to listen to McHale & Scott in the past 3 yrs

  • blubell

    Team basketball… the way it is meant to be played.

  • zxcvb

    In the long-term, though, Lin can’t reach his full potential unless he’s the lead guard.

    And if you’re a Hornets fan, you have to know deep-down that an undersized 38% shooter who can’t hit 3s or defend average-sized PGs is trouble. Even if you don’t believe in Lin, Kemba Walker is not your long-term solution.

  • rookie75094

    The lakers are the fakers, the Knicks are the bsers and the rockettes are the stinkers…hehe

  • Rick Johnson

    From the sign at the gate looks like he’s flying back to San Francisco. He said he was going to work out with Nash again so probably back to LA at some point before the season starts.

  • Rick Johnson

    Cousins & Karl not joining them? If JR Smith joined this team it would be perfect.

  • Filler-up

    He sounded confident stating the facts. One if the best isolation defenders at his position. Tops in blocks for pgs as well.

  • Filler-up

    No big egos. Just play together as a team. My only concern is they want to slow it down to satisfy Jefferson.

  • JoeTeam

    The faithful knew it, not necessarily by the numbers, just knew it. Wu kong’s numbers did was let us send links to those who could be converted. That was a fun era now past I hope. Lin’s team should keep feeding him these things to announce.

  • JoeTeam

    dang, that Shump haircut …

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin has said previously he keeps in touch with D’Antoni, texts frequently. I’m sure he’s spoken to him about Clifford & what kind of coach he is as he was previously his assistant coach. So JLin must be pretty comfortable with what he’s getting into.

  • JoeTeam

    hehe, by far … for sure.

  • Filler-up

    Pants need hemming.

  • blubell

    No more throwing someone under the bus!

  • JoeTeam

    Good to see her starting her job with smiles – she has a lot of work to do to rebuild JLin’s social press from what we’ve experienced these last 2 yrs.

  • 1mtoldman

    whats the line: “not true lin doesn’t have a girlfriend, his girlfriend is FOOD (he’s always pictured with her).”

  • 1mtoldman

    shump gave it away shump got a new do; i linked it earlier…i think.

  • Filler-up

    Wonder whose locker will be beside JLin’s.

  • 1mtoldman

    no more japanese algebra? no more charmin?

  • JoeTeam

    Shumpers … Guess he didn’t want to wear the coulda-been hairdo anymore. Hate the new look, looks like a broccoli salad.

  • blubell

    I’m sure Jeremy will warn them of how the media will be invading their space during his post game interviews 🙂

  • blubell

    No more nonsense.

  • Brent Yen

    Not sure satisfy is the word or not. Maybe “help” is more accurate…lol

  • pero_square

    Yeah, I am not feeling it either.

  • pero_square

    Don’t forget the hover hands lol

  • zxcvb

    Al Jeff is really skilled, though. When Lin plays with him, he’ll get Jeremy easy dimes in the post.

    My worry is that Lin, finally empowered, will beast as a 6th man. But since Kemba received a 4y/48M extension, they’ll keep starting him at PG. But hey…that’s a concern for several months down the road! No use rankling fans and media with those issues until it happens.

  • Filler-up

    He didn’t want Jeremy backing out, not like he would.

  • Guest

    In that case, he has so many girlfriends thus far, not just one! And in many different “styles”! But his favorite girlfriend out of them all must be this girl name “chipotle”. He spotted with her pretty often.

  • Arsenium12 .

    The company that made the cake for Jeremy (“Got What it Cakes”) has been featured in the New York Times, Redbook, Better Homes & Gardens, and Huffington Post, as well as on TV. Here’s a fanciful cake they made for a child’s birthday party …
    __________

  • blubell
  • LW

    Twinterview with Jeremy Lin
    HTown Zay @IMG_98

    @hornets @JLin7 what is your favorite sport besides basketball?

    Follow

    Charlotte Hornets ✔@hornets

    @IMG_98 not to be stereotypical… but does ping pong count? I own a ping pong table. -@JLin7

  • blubell
  • LW

    Looks like they are going to get along!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy doing a short promo about the Hornets’ games in China …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/Librafree/status/620765647195103232

  • blubell

    One on one interview in its entirety

  • Rick Johnson

    Lakers getting boo’d in Summer League already? Figures

  • CJSHYY

    Ruessll got 8 TO 1 AS even got benched in 4Q?!

  • Guest

    People said its Shumpert like hair cut. No, it’s actually Simpson hair cut.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL….still taking about LAKERS?

  • Grace Nsns

    Who cares about lakers? I just saw our old friend Machado’s name, he’s with TOR summer league team.

  • spiderman

    fire that barber! lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Schadenfreude (; German: [ˈʃaːdn̩ˌfʁɔʏdə]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This word is taken from German and literally means “harm-joy”. It is the feeling of joy or pleasure when one sees another fail or suffer misfortune

  • Brent Yen

    幸災樂禍 the Chinese equivalent right here..lol

  • JW

    yea. not sure if the host is just trying to hype up the team, but it does really sound like he’s really high on Lin.

    said Lin is a solid nba player. really positive.

  • spiderman

    I’m sure some of us are a bit wary of Lin’s coaches by now lol
    I will believe it when I see it…. but according to all the reports here, Clifford seems sincere enough. I hope so

  • LW

    These two guys did a really good interview!

  • blubell

    Don’t have a cow, Man. Eat my shorts, BScott and McHale? lol

  • JW

    they are critical with other players too. Talking about how hariston(?) need to shape up or he might be out of the rotation or team. So doesn’t seem like they are just hornet media cheerleader.

    Talked about how last year, they just didn’t know where will the offense coming from. This year’s team is way better than last year.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The miscalculation that they want one D’Angelo Russel that will take years to become an NBA PG rather than Jahil Okafor and Jeremy Lin for certain; the combination would immediately upgrade the team. Now they only have 1 PG. It’s a crazy move that is going to throw Lakers years back.

  • I am The Jason

    They were playing “me” basketball while the Knicks were playing “team ball”. Lakers only had 6 assist as a team. That is shameful. Jerian Grant for the Knicks had 8 assists by himself. D Fisher has this team going in the right direction unlike to other coach I will not name.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Just for the record …

    In Nov., 2014, when the Hornets were in LA to play the Lakers, Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times spoke to Steve Clifford about Mike D’Antoni. Bresnahan wrote that :

    “The former Lakers coach has been spending time with the Charlotte Hornets, watching their practices and games while giving feedback to Coach Steve Clifford, a former Lakers assistant.”

    Bresnahan quoted Clifford as saying :

    “I know this: He was in Charlotte for three days, and we had a great time. We talked basketball, like, two or three hours a day.” “He still has a real passion for coaching. I know that.”

    See : http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20141110-story.html

  • spiderman

    I guess gloat is the English equivalent

  • blubell

    Meet Jeremy Lin of the Charlotte Hornets

  • Arsenium12 .

    When Jeremy was photographed in the airport …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/620798144821923840

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Team ball that involves everybody. One for all and all for one. They are going to switch roles and mix it up to confuse the defense and offense of the opposition. Just see how it goes.

  • Dan Cohen

    lin has to have that haircut to look swag along with other black players. That way, he will fit in.

  • blubell

    LOL. #creeperphotos

  • blubell

    I don’t think HOU or LAL media ever asked him about his faith and how important it is to him.

  • Dan Cohen

    well clt is a big christian town no.

  • Lam

    That explains the Germans and Greece.

  • John Lee

    I think Jeremy slid that subtle hint in there intentionally.

  • John Lee

    BRA-VO!!!

  • Acbc

    It’s just human nature to act this way. It protects our fragile ego from feeling worst.

    The best comparison is how when we go through a bad breakup with an ex. We start the healing process by wishing for them to realize they made a mistake. Then we accept our fate but grow angry and want them to fall on their face without us. The final phase is by far the most difficult and that is indifference. When you final reach that state, you have finally broken away from the pangs and chains of that relationship.

    Until we finally don’t care, we will forever be slaves to that ex and locked in the past.

  • TTNN

    Not sure whether it is posted here, Jeremy’s interview by ESPN 730 today

    http://stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=131&c=1291&f=4596893

  • Michael

    Well they now have the second coming of Magic in D’Angelo Russel and a big that is a perfect fit for the all-star coach, Byron’s style of slow ball. They also have the best on court mentor in Kobe, who makes players around him bitter…I mean better. So they should at least make the conference finals this coming season…I wanted to write all this but decided not to, cause it makes me sound petty.

  • Rick Johnson

    Last phase was pretty easy with the Knicks. They got so pitifully bad you didn’t care about them anymore.

  • Michael

    I own those words.

  • blubell

    Buried deep down in the thread but worth another listen 🙂

  • TK Wong

    bitter … I mean better…. haha too funny – but sadly true. 99% of LA sports media too afraid to say the truth about Kobe situation. Oh well, have to say Buss family was definitely “loyal” to Kobe. But loyalty does not mean stupidity (making dumb decision and letting Kobe and BS ruin 2 to 4 seasons consecutively).

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Listen to JLin on his hairstyle in this interview:
    https://soundcloud.com/wfnz-610-am/primetime-7-13-15-full-show-jeremy-lin-stops-by-hornets-panthers-serena-with-john-kilgo
    Start from 5:30 and on. Hairstyle toward the end:-)

  • Rick Johnson

    James Worthy was saying Kobe was “dominating when he played” . What was he watching? He was a volume chucker, chucking at below league average FG% and killing ball movement. LA media totally covering up for Kobe and BS.

  • Michael

    Well he did “dominate” the ball.

  • Michael

    This must be some of that Confucius stuff…

  • blubell

    I thought it was Socrates…

  • blubell
  • TK Wong

    It’s like the Emperor not wearing any clothes fable:

    “The Emperor’s New Clothes” ) is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new clothes, no one dares to say that he doesn’t see any suit of clothes until a child cries out, “But he isn’t wearing anything at all!” The tale has been translated into over a hundred languages.
    No one in the LA media dared to say that BS was tanking and that Kobe is an egotistical bully who hasn’t come to terms that he is not even half the player he was at his prime. Guess we have to wait for a child to say the obvious. “Out of the mouth of babes….” will come the truth and wisdom.

  • blubell

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    His defense is pretty bad here 😛

  • Charlie S

    “I’m Bart Lin, who the he– are you?”

  • steven ko

    I like D’Angelo. I really do.

  • Michael

    I’m not good at Soccer.

  • Grace Nsns

    ^_^

  • Rick Johnson

    He seems to know the most interesting restaurants. He should publish a dining guide “Jeremy Lin’s Guide to the Best Restaurants” Maybe after the NBA he can do a Cooking Network channel like Dinners, Dives and Drive In’s:

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/ssisso-san-francisco
    Ssisso
    1700A Post St
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    b/t Webster St & Buchanan St

    Maybe we can have a sticky section where we list all the restaurants JLin goes to so if we ever travel to those areas we have a dinning guide of Jeremy Lin approved restaurants.

  • Rick Johnson

    datastats
    ‏@datastats
    Manu vs Lin’s 2014-15 Per36 stats
    https://twitter.com/datastats/status/616313107581763584

  • Steppen03

    Talking just a little bit of Lin’s past teams won’t hurt. Since I don’t follow them I don’t mind to get some info here. It’s more fun – get more on one site.
    The Hornets > “McHale’s Team” > Heat > Raptors > Suns > Knicks > Lakers. Let’s Go, Revenge Tour, here we come…

  • orLinaryjoe

    Or her offense is superb.

  • blubell

    Or offensive foul (charge) and refs not calling it.

  • Charlie S

    1st in blocks? Nah 😛

  • MoominFloren

    Will there be a press conference for the other newly signed hornets?

  • Another Lin quote that Lin fans know so well what it means

    https://twitter.com/At_The_Hive/status/620643186122313728

  • I think Nicholas Batum & Jeremy Lamb have done their presser on July 1
    No Coach Clifford on their side in the video

  • Spot

    And one!

  • Infini

    That’s why it’s clear to me that the Lakers still want to tank. They just want to wait out Kobe’s contract.

  • Infini

    Surprised he didn’t say DOTA 2!

  • Infini

    I really wonder wonder what the purple flavor tastes like.

  • Infini

    Yeah, I’m also worried about the politics of the situation so I don’t want to get my hopes up too much.

    Hopefully both Jeremy and Kemba can start if that’s the case. Or at the very least, let Lin be a true 6th man and at least finish games.

  • Steppen03

    Don’t worry about. Kemba is explosive… like Jeremy. Just play Teamball and get the W by all means. Meaning sacrificing for each other. Walk on the court as brothers. Jeremy is not weak. He doesnt need the ball ALL the time to be good. He is more refined and continue to work to be a complete player. You know how exhausting to handle the ball all the time like in DAntoni’s system? We want longevity and consistency – not just flashes of greatness.

  • blubell

    Thanks. I was wondering if these two had PC.
    Jeremy definitely got a VIP treatment with the GM flying to Palo Alto and the coach accompanying Jeremy to his own press conference.

  • Infini

    Is Charlotte that chilly? I’m surprised he’s wearing a thick vest with hoodie.

  • blubell

    Haha. It’s just food coloring.

  • Infini

    That bag looks like a beef jerky bag.

  • CJSHYY

    Lin even had dinner w coach & GM last night.

  • Infini

    Hah, ok. Just really rare to see that color on cakes =)

  • blubell

    Exactly. All that for a back up PG but everyone knows Jeremy is more than that 🙂

  • blubell

    Nash is good at Soccer.

  • MoominFloren

    Thanks

  • MoominFloren

    Really? That’s a good sign. I doubt Lin had any dinner, other than the team dinner, with the so called coach in the past 3 years.

  • John Lee

    Should’ve included blocks…and coach. Pops and BS are like heaven and h***.

  • LAJane

    This is all sounding exceptionally positive. After the last few years, I get the jitters about actually believing it. Provisionally thrilled 🙂

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Lamb did not want to be there and did not want to be interviewed. 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    What is Batum? Is he kind of a defensive guy like Ariza with an occasional 3?

  • CJSHYY

    So short only 7:20 min for both?

  • Infini

    Thanks!

    Mmmm, sound good.

  • Filler-up

    Batum and Lamb were trades. lin came as free agent.

  • Filler-up

    A good offense over a good defense.

  • CJSHYY

    But they also had press conference so if coach & GM wanted then they could have dinner w them too?!

  • TTNN

    I always liked him, play like Parsons style, very smart, good at everything, better defense than Parsons, and very smart guy. He cuts, and moves and have good assist number too, like to pass.

  • LAJane

    So did Swaggy P have a little influence here? Earrings…is that haircut what they call a hightop fade? Haha…he says he thinks it looks ridiculous but that it’s a transition he’s got to endure on the way to something else. It’s excessive hipness is so opposite to his completely genuine kid-like smile that I think the whole effect is pretty darn cute 🙂

  • TTNN

    LOL, yeah

  • blubell

    Excerpt from the PC.

  • kittyhead

    I think his defense is great and often guarded the best scorer on the other team and a good shooter. But he suffered from injuries so that his stats went down.

  • TTNN

    Well, Lin is the only FA this summer for the team, so GM has nothing to do anyway. 🙂

  • blubell

    He seems shy. Need to ask for tips from the other Jeremy 🙂

  • blubell

    He was in Orlando attending summer league… he had something to do. lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Can’t watch from my country:-(

  • TTNN

    well, their summer league team is not that exciting anyway, same problem, no play maker there. So might as well fly over to Nor cal.

  • TTNN

    uh, Manu is close to 40 yrs old

  • blubell

    Batum, not Lillard, guarded Jeremy during the playoffs last year. So he is familiar with Jeremy’s style.

  • blubell

    Sorry. It’s ok, it’s nothing new.

  • TTNN

    Batum used to block Jeremy couple of times when Jeremy was first in Houston. I think the second year in Houston, Jeremy was way better, and not get blocked by Batum that much then.

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s Laugh At The Lakers’ Awful Summer League Performance
    http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/lets-laugh-at-the-lakers-awful-summer-league-performanc-1717631543?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow
    D’Angelo Russel looks like the stereotype of #2 lottery pick, a bust!
    Byron Scott is in for a surprise next season with his lottery pick and Kobe. He probably think, why didn’t I keep Jeremy Lin and go for Okafor!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy ‘s PnR big man Cody Zeller; ranked 5th among all NBA PFs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Me neither!

  • blubell
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lamb got paid $3M
    Batum $13M

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    LOL

  • kittyhead

    Wow I didnt remember that…then I dont like him now.lol It’s a pity he suffered from injuries for past 2 years, or he was thought a better player than CP. I dont understand why Portanland gave him up.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I can safely assume that Lakers will have a disastrous season coming soon. LOL!

  • Maknusia

    exactly…I feel the same….as the game goes, the Coach and momentum gets going, they would have better feel on chemistry and fit, and this would translate to rotation lineups and minutes

  • Maknusia

    smart answer…

  • Maknusia

    yup…we were not far from our predictions

  • Maknusia

    This coming season they have better shooter than the previous…that would workout well

  • Maknusia

    Yeah, that was truly classy…Coach!

  • Infini

    I’m pretty sure that’s what they are hoping for! They still want to tank so that’s why they got rid of Jeremy and Ed Davis.

  • Maknusia

    so far none…on addressing Hornets Staff

  • Maknusia

    And Coach Silas

  • Maknusia

    For those who had missed it earlier…ESPN730

    Jeremy Lin joins the Hornets as well as The Pulse to talk about his experience in Charlotte thus far and what his role will be with his new team. Jeremy also takes about his blow out year in New York and how his past coaches prepared him for the NBA.

    http://stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=131&c=1291&f=4596893

  • Maknusia

    yeah…i think thats how things would have happened. Their pitch was just right in time

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They will tank for nothing! Their draft pick next season would go to 76ers.

  • Maknusia

    I think its too early to say…..for now, I would say around 7/8 seed

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    WFNZ 610 AM

    Primetime: Charlotte Hornets Point Guard Jeremy Lin Weighs In

    https://soundcloud.com/wfnz-610-am/primetime-charlotte-hornets-point-guard-jeremy-lin-weighs-in

  • Maknusia

    For now…Lin is filling in Mo Williams position, hence he would come off the bench….but I think, the coach will position him to play both first and second unit

  • Maknusia

    totally that would be a relief!

  • Maknusia

    Lin is a people person, he socialize well

  • Maknusia

    well said!

  • Maknusia

    Thats sweet! “You were BY FAR the nicest player we’ve made one for!!!”

  • Maknusia

    not really… should be in the 70s

    on second thought…it could be due to the temperature in the flight

  • Maknusia

    And there were some who were mocking Nash for not helping Lin

  • Maknusia

    lol…I like Lin’s new look

  • sport

    Totally agree, high top hair with earrings seems like Swaggy P got some influence on him!

  • Maknusia

    LOL…”looking forward you playing for the guys, here”….

  • Acbc

    Confusing stuff!?

  • Grace Nsns

    ……

  • CJSHYY

    Who are they? For what?

  • Yascar

    I think he’s being introduced to the Hornets employees.

  • JW

    Lin in his press conference and the meet Jeremy videos stated that he really didn’t have many offers when media asked with the different options, why did he choose Hornet. I think he’s being too honest giving that info. I think Hornet media wanted to push the story that Lin chose Hornet because of the great fit and rejected teams like Dallas.

    Despite he said that many teams had talked to him(probably to his agent), I guess there was never a serious offer. I wonder if he not being around at the start of the FA talk hurt him. It is just crazy the amount of money given to some of the other players, Lin did not get much different offers. The misconceptions of him while in Hou and LAL really had hurt him significantly. I think the lack of offers woke him up that he needs to really change that misconception of his skills with him emphasizing that in his recent interviews.

  • Michael

    Agreed. Yet they keep asking the fans to be loyal. sigh…

  • Arsenium12 .
  • 1mtoldman

    i dont think so. having watched their summer league team composed of basically more than half of what is projected to be their actual rotation competiing against. a. players for the other teams they are competing against mostly rosters of players who will not be on nba rosters b. against only the other competiing tanking teams from last year

    and seeing how they could barely stay in the game and look laughably bad at times:

    well throw in the commanders tanking skills i dont see why they cant lock up a top (bottom) 3.

    last year they only had to be bottom 5, this year got to try harder for bottom 3.

    (at least thats the way i understand it)–of course balls could not bounce their way but, got to still go for the balls the hinkie way.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess he was waiting in Asia too long for Aldridge decision?! That’s why teams didn’t want to wait for him. Plus this year besides King, all the teams seemed to only will offer you the contract if you come…. I guess that’s why…

  • Martin Chong

    if he is that good then you shouldn’t compare him with Parson

  • Rick Johnson
  • occupatio

    i’m really impressed after hearing coach clifford speak, esp his talking about watching film and doing due diligence. such a drastic difference after hearing that moron byron talking nonsense for so long.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Based on the first interview, am I wrong for thinking Lin was promised to start alongside Kemba??….It surely sound like he’ll be playing a lot of minutes beside Kemba, but there’s a few problem with that…Batum, from what I understood, was bough in as a projected started…and Kidd-Gilcrist is a lock-down defender who is also expected to start….so where does that leave Lin?

    At the least, it looks like he’ll see good minutes beside Kemba…but will still come off the bench.

    I wonder how much minute overall Lin would play…I’m hoping for about 28…is that possible?

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will get that min just like Mo last season. If coach do trust him then that’s all the matter bc if Lin did get a fake starter then…?! I am not worry about start or not right now. The most important thing for Lin it’s to show the league that he can play & also D well.

  • 1mtoldman

    i just was looking at charlotte fan site and a seemingly knowledgeable poster there long time team follower was projecting exactly that 28 minutes.

    i would see (from what has come from charlotte management to date) him (lin) being used as he was in the rotation at the end of the season in l.a. when he had a bit of a resurgence before he went out with injury issues; playing half time as 2 and half time as 1.

    ie. getting part of his time as point and part not. whether starting or coming off the bench at various times of the season really not important the minutes important.

    historically (with qualifiers) the 28 min mark has kind of been the cutoff point for lin success; if he can get more than that good. if less not so good.

  • Yascar

    Mo Williams last year averaged 29, although Kemba was injured for a while so that might have pulled Mo’s average up. Kemba plays about 34 minutes so they will have to be on the floor together sometimes for Jeremy to play anywhere near the upper 20s in minutes. Don’t think he will start, but hearing them talk, he seems to have a clearer and perhaps bigger role than in his previous teams.

  • JW

    I think they are pushing for him to be the 6th man. But letting Lin playing both PG and SG, he should get more significant minutes.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Scott Fowler, of the Charlotte Observer, said this on his blog following Jeremy Lin’s press conference :

    “Clifford said the perimeter spots are all set in the starting lineup — Kemba Walker at point guard, Batum at shooting guard and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward (Lin will be a reserve). The interior rotation, he said, is more uncertain — although the coach noted that Al Jefferson was “still our best player” and said he believed Jefferson was doing everything he could to return to being the player he was two years ago.”

    See : http://scottfowlerobs.blogspot.ca/2015/07/4-takeaways-from-jeremy-lin-press.html

  • Brent Yen

    Hi, I always wanna ask, are you working for Zcode? Just curious….

  • blubell
  • Spot

    If Clifford wants to play Batum as SG i think he will fail like the past year.

    I never liked Kemba Walker and I always joked about Kemba’s teammates who never gets the ball. Unfortunately Jeremy is there now.

    If Lin has to come off the bench Lamb should be the one who should start at 2. With Batum at 3.

    They should close games with Lin Kemba if he wants to share the ball Lamb Batum. If Kemba hogs the ball, MKG at 3, Lamb 2, Batum 4. I still don’t see how could this team run the floor with the likes of Al Jefferson as starter.

    If Charlotte really want to compete he better fix his mistakes or his days as coach are numbered.

  • Maknusia

    You beat me to it…I was about to post the article 😉

  • Maknusia

    Lets see how the lineup is formed after scrimmage and preseason test runs

  • Alain Gervais

    we willhave to wait and see.

  • Spot

    This team could be perfect for D’Antoni: double playmaker and very good shooters like Lamb and Batum outside who are very good defenders.

    They just need to trade Jefferson for a more athlethic center

  • Alain Gervais

    lin is too short for some sg’s.

  • Spot

    Then bench Kemba and go with Lamb Batum and MKG.

    Anyway it’s also true the opposite: Lin is too quick for some taller SG.

  • CJSHYY

    I think what Hornets wants it’s to get more O going so as long as Lin can get the points…PG, SG.. it doesn’t matter.

  • Batum was famously drafted by HOU but traded to POR for Joey Dorsey & Darrell Arthur (yes, who?). He’s been known to be HOU killer when playing against them.

    He also outplayed Parsons in that POR-HOU series when Parsons declared himself the best SF in the series LOL

    I really like his game because he’s smart, plays multiple positions, can drain his 3s, defend and always a threat to close games when he’s hot. Jeremy will enjoy playing with a smart player like him as he shared in the 1-on-1 interview part 2

    The personality is also same with JLin, low-key, humble but lethal

  • blubell
  • Dan Cohen

    impossible.
    you don’t bench 12 million dollar player and have him play less than 20 minutes.

    That’s why lin plays in houston even he gets mistreated..because of his big contract.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha he is leaving linsanity 1.0 behind. hint.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin has a on year deal bro. get stats leave if he wants

  • Alain Gervais

    exactly

  • Alain Gervais

    happen to lin unfortunately. look lin has the power. he is there for 1 year. if he plays well its his choice where he want to play. he will play pg and sg a lot. they need the offense and pg play since kebab is not much of a pg.

  • Keith

    Look at this picture, 2 of the biggest and newest things in Charlotte! The #goldline and @JLin7 #linsanitytakeover pic.twitter.com/FbSQOMagqy— Brody O'Connell WBTV (@BrodyOConnell) July 14, 2015

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Hornets are really nice to Lin.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    I’ve never heard of hack-a-Lin strategy. lol

  • David Kim

    Thanks always^^

  • real-dsb

    Brent, people still talk about the Rockets. =)

  • real-dsb

    Lawson arrested for DUI this morning. His second DUI in less than 6 months. In fact, he was supposed to have a court date this Friday regarding his first DUI.

    Denver should traded him earlier and pursued Lin instead. Too late now.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13254600/ty-lawson-denver-nuggets-arrested-suspicion-dui-second-january

  • blubell
  • David Kim

    In the middle of season, I think both Kemba and Lin will start for the backcourt. Kemba guards PG and Lin guards SG.

  • Keith

    Our friend JackJack made it on SBnation w/ his tshirt design http://www.atthehive.com/2015/7/13/8949849/green-hornet-inspired-t-shirt-design

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Lin had no interest of joining the Nuggets after they decided not to hire D’Antoni.

  • Alain Gervais

    messssss

  • real-dsb

    This writer wrote this article hours before his second DUI: “Ty Lawson Needs To Be Traded ASAP”. Nuggets should have done it. Now Lawson’s in a similar boat as his fellow UNC alum Felton.

    http://hoopshabit.com/2015/07/13/denver-nuggets-ty-lawson-needs-traded-asap/

  • real-dsb

    Who knows? Maybe if Denver traded Lawson away, paid Lin $10M, and told him he would be the focal point of their rebuilding?

  • blubell
  • LOFsRWack

    Ordered! Hopefully he reaches the min.

  • Rick Johnson

    Design looks better than any of the official Hornets logos. More modern, sleeker.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an architect’s rendering of the Time Warner Cable area in Charlotte where the Hornets play. Their practice facility is also part of the arena complex. The brightly coloured columns on the right side of the rendering were created by artist Andrew Leicester. You can get more detail here : http://www.timewarnercablearena.com/timewarner/highlights/
    _________

  • Jack

    Russell gonna drive Kobe crazy. The guy might be #2 pick but he is nowhere ready for the NBA just yet. He might in a couple of years be a star but right now he will go crazy with Kobe on his a** every other minute. Lakers gonna suck royally again this year as long as Kobe is playing the hero.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • John Lee

    At $12 each it’s a great deal. Just ordered five. Please everyone spread the word!

  • Acbc

    We all have faith in Lin. He doesn’t need us to try to promote him. No one wants to take this thread on because it’s meaningless. If anything it may get back to homers that Lin crazies are asking for Lin to start and KW to be benched. We all may think it, but no one is going to be baited into this discussion because it doesn’t do any good to even talk about it.

    Let’s let Lin earn his way into whatever spot the coaches will put him into.

  • wu kong

    I want to know if anyone else saw the JLIn only fans ( literal fans) for fanning yourself in one of the clips when jLin was signing autographs in Asia not sure where…. anyway I would like to buy one of those anyone know of a source. I thought it was hilarious! It will be a great memento to have.

  • Guest

    Where’s Lin and number 7 on the back?

  • Dan Cohen

    watch everyone start unfollowing if lin goes somewhere else.

  • blubell
  • John Lee

    The Hornet itself forms the number 7, ingenious design!

  • Rick Johnson

    What happened to his right leg and right arm? Looks like the hornets wings cut off his foot.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Lol. He’s transforming into a Hornet

  • blubell
  • it looks like Spencer Hawes is ready to make a cameo in the next Linsanity Movie Part 2

  • I really like JackJack’s design, cool & modern!

  • I hope it doesn’t unnerve Kemba Walker seeing the backup PG has a huge poster in front of the building

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • blubell

    Very good show. They basically said Jeremy is a cerebral player. I think they also went to depth Jeremy as a person, how well he is handling the fame, etc

  • Charlie S

    He’s moving so fast you can barely see him

  • Charlie S

    And now the basketball lull. zzz.

  • Rick Johnson

    Kurt Helin‏@basketballtalk
    Report: Nuggets considering waiving Ty Lawson http://dlvr.it/BWxmdN

    https://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/621101883520737280

  • CJSHYY

    Why not did it early? smh! I think Rox will pick him up.

  • blubell

    I loved that they kept talking about winning and making the playoffs. Thank goodness, no more tanking.

  • kittyhead

    This will be ridiculous. Trade him for some assets.

  • Rick Johnson

    They were trying to get something for him in trade. Other teams were waiting for the price to drop. Today with the second DUI his value dropped precipitously and Denver probably re-weighing their options.

  • Rick Johnson

    Wonder if D’Antoni comes to Charlotte as an adviser again?

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakers/la-sp-lakers-fyi-20141110-story.html

    The former Lakers coach has been spending time with the Charlotte Hornets, watching their practices and games while giving feedback to Coach Steve Clifford, a former Lakers assistant.

    D’Antoni still wants to coach, after resigning from the Lakers in April, D’Antoni said.Related: Lakers need Kobe Bryant to take a step back

    “I know this: He was in Charlotte for three days, and we had a great time. We talked basketball, like, two or three hours a day,” Clifford said Sunday. “He still has a real passion for coaching. I know that.”

  • CJSHYY

    Right now almost every team has PG so …. I think Denver will trade him not waive him.

  • Rick Johnson

    They’ve been trying to trade him but got no takers. They will need to drop their asking price to get him traded and may have to take salary back to make the trade work which they may not want to do.

  • CJSHYY

    Rox still needs another playmaker so it’s more likely they will take him. But No one wants to play next to Harden as PG.

  • wu kong

    I always assumed there was some clause in the contracts in case a player committed a crime to release them without paying or pay very little. this actually surprises me that with 2 DUI’s in a year they can’t “fire” him. they have to continue to pay him. anyone know is there some instance where a team can “fire” a player and not pay them.. what about murder??

  • kittyhead

    Ty has no options and Rox still have some assets to trade for him. Cant wait to see who will start between Ty and PB…lol

  • CJSHYY

    Ty. I don’t think Rox consider PB is a starter but just no one came.

  • Yascar

    You’d think the could just fire him, wouldn’t you? “Normal” people would have already possibly lost their jobs by now.

    But it doesn’t appear to be the case. Same with Felton’s troubles a few years back at NY. They couldn’t get rid of him. Mind boggling.

  • kittyhead

    But but Ty needs the ball in his hands ,not a good 3-pointer shooter and defense isnot good enough to cover for JH….He had better lead the 2nd unit…lol

  • LW

    Nice architecture! Looks like a museum.

  • Grace Nsns

    DUI is typically defined as misdemeanor, not felony. Were it a felony team can easily void the contract I read somewhere.

  • Maknusia

    syyyyyyyyy

  • Maknusia

    Final product -> Linzzzanity!!!!

  • Rick Johnson

    http://www.stadiumjourney.com/stadiums/time-warner-cable-arena-s99/

    Another aspect of TWC Arena that isn’t seen in every NBA venue is an area on the main concourse which features a full-service bar and food court that overlooks the Bobcats main practice facility below. Large windows allow you to peer into this area and view the two courts where the Bobcats hone their skills each day.

  • wu kong

    OK good at least a felony is covered… personally DUI’s make me furious. no different than roaming the streets with a loading gun Russian roulette style and randomly shooting at people. might not hurt anyone but might kill them… and 2 so quickly Ty has a serious issue.

  • JoeTeam

    2 DUIs in a year, that’s kind of a problem you are right.

  • JoeTeam

    Spencer Hawes always did ok by me in fantasy, and he wasn’t really used that well last year. I hope we see more of him this year, but I prob won’t recruit him. He’s capable for sure. Can’t wait until team ball Lin lights these ppl on fire.

  • John Lee

    The more guards the Hornets sign, the more I get this feeling that they’re are setting up for moving Kemba next year.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    This makes me groan on not living in US anymore:-(

  • CJSHYY

    So I hope he can end up w Rox… just let him fight w Harden then put PB to bench…LOL!

  • John Lee

    Yeah, and then re-enact his tanking ways against McHale, much to our delight and KKKlutchfans’ detriment.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahaha
    no
    they
    might
    form
    a gang instead.

  • MEL LIN

    when is training camp?

  • Charlie S

    Offense consultant/PnR specialist

  • golfhacker

    The regular season starts in early November I believe, so training camp should start sometime in October.

  • MEL LIN

    can’t wait till then….excited man

  • Yascar

    Typically starts end of September with media day.

  • MEL LIN

    ah thanks even better

  • Brent Yen

    LIN FTW!

  • orLinaryjoe

    A very long summer.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Lin’s hair style is a work-in-progress …

    “The one thing that people have been asking me online that I haven’t fully addressed is my current hair and how ridiculous it looks right now. This is a midway point to another hair style but it takes time and so right now I just have to go with it and have a mini afro, high-top fade, whatever you want to call it … I don’t know what it is!”

    See : https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=348&v=gBExyouxXEE
    __________

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Hornets will play in China on October 11 and 14 :

    Oct. 11 — NBA Global Games 2015: L.A. Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets in Shenzhen, China (Shenzhen Universiade Center) [Preseason]
    Oct. 14 — NBA Global Games 2015: L.A. Clippers vs. Charlotte Hornets in Shangai, China (Mercedes-Benz Arena) [Preseason]

    Other Global Games will be played on :

    Oct. 6 — NBA Global Games 2015: Boston Celtics vs. Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy (Mediolanum Forum) [Preseason]
    Oct. 8 — NBA Global Games 2015: Boston Celtics vs. Real Madrid in Madrid, Spain (Barclaycard Center) [Preseason]
    Oct. 17 — NBA Global Games 2015: Orlando Magic vs. Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (HSBC Arena) [Preseason]
    Dec. 3 — NBA Global Games 2015: Boston Celtics vs. Sacramento Kings in Mexico City, Mexico (Mexico City Arena) [Regular Season]

    See : http://www.nba.com/news/important-dates/

  • Arsenium12 .

    Both the main gymnasium of the Shenzhen Universiade Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai) seat 18,000 people.

    See : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Summer_Universiade
    See : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_Arena_%28Shanghai%29

  • blubell

    1) Coach Steve Clifford plans to play Lin and Kemba Walker together at times. “He can play with Kemba and that’s what I like,” Clifford said. While Walker is a point guard only, Clifford envisions Lin as a combo guard who can team with Walker when the team goes with a smaller lineup, which would mean Nicolas Batum would shift to forward (Batum, Clifford believes, can play shooting guard and both forward positions — the “2, 3 and 4,” in basketball lingo).

    Clifford notes that one of the trends in the league is “downsizing.” Many teams make do with only one true post player on the floor at a time now, and sometimes none (the best example being Golden State, which uses small forward Draymond Green as a center in what I believe is its most effective lineup). This will also be a way for Lin to get more minutes than he would as only Walker’s backup. Walker averaged 34 minutes per game last season.

    Clifford said the perimeter spots are all set in the starting lineup — Kemba Walker at point guard, Batum at shooting guard and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at small forward (Lin will be a reserve). The interior rotation, he said, is more uncertain — although the coach noted that Al Jefferson was “still our best player” and said he believed Jefferson was doing everything he could to return to being the player he was two years ago.
    http://scottfowlerobs.blogspot.com/2015/07/4-takeaways-from-jeremy-lin-press.html

  • BuzzerBeater

    its just halfway!? dang he’s really growing it out then, he must be getting dreads or cornrows XD

  • blubell

    From RealGM
    MeowsALot wrote:
    “What type of player is MKG as well – I know he can’t shoot for crap but is he a player similar to Tristan Thompson? Defensive best, rebounder? I’m trying to figure out how he fits on the team. Thanks guys for giving me the answers – I don’t know anything about the team but it’s good to get to know the team”

    MKG works his a** off on every possession. Defends the best player on the other team 1-3. We never send a double-team to his man, even when he is getting lit up (rare). Coach would rather let everyone else stay at home (similar to Iggy defending Lebron in the finals). Even when he is defending the other team’s best player, MKG is still covering up for everyone else’s mistakes as well. Never gives up on a defensive fast break. Great rebounder for his position.

    On offense, he has some well-known issues. He doesn’t shoot 3s (yet). He’s become fairly decent in the mid-range from the elbow and baseline. He loves to attack the rim, but often gets called for offensive fouls. He has decent handles, but doesn’t use his left hand much. Always tries to finish with his right hand.

    He is the glue that holds the defense together. Everyone feeds off his energy.

  • blubell
  • FrankW

    “The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is the
    union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball
    Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA mission is to ensure that the
    rights of NBA players are protected and that every conceivable measure is taken
    to assist players in maximizing their opportunities and achieving their goals,
    both on and off the court.”
    http://nbpa.com/about-nbpa/

  • real-dsb

    recap:
    – no change to FA moratorium
    – no change to hack a center rules
    – eliminate automatic top 4 seed for division winner (still needs to be voted, but expected to pass)

  • real-dsb

    Yup, NBA is going small. Pacers going to move Paul George to PF.

  • real-dsb

    my prediction is he’s going for Chris Andersen mohawk! =)

  • Brewkowski

    In Lakers case, loyalty does mean stupidity. Let’s see how stupid they’ll go. Another contract extension?

  • real-dsb

    who are the hosts?

  • blubell

    I can’t find the name of the main host but I think the other guy is David Walker.

  • zxcvb

    My subjective personal feeling is that Clifford and Stephen Silas (who is very close to Lin) don’t like Walker’s inefficient chucking and small size on defense and would like Jeremy to start. But there’s no way that’s gonna happen right now with Walker’s four-year extension kicking in. MJ would never allow that.

    So they’re looking for ways to maximize Lin’s minutes as a reserve, including playing SG next to Kemba. If Jeremy proves himself in those 26-30mpg, then he’ll have a chance to start down the road with Kemba becoming trade bait (for teams like Brooklyn, Philly or Utah). For the rest of the calendar year, though, Lin’s role is 6th man.

  • Brent Yen

    Easy, Lin took more money but was not starting….JK….I know I know

  • JoeTeam

    ha ha, Shaq in an article yesterday – big men are still in, witnessing SAS picks. Shap will hold onto that while shooters and small ball try to win again next year. Should be fun to watch.

  • blubell
  • Keith

    Cant wait for the season starts.

  • TTNN

    LOL, that hair do with hair band.

  • Jedi

    Honestly, I think it’s not a bad look. A little dragonball-ish, but looks good on him.

  • kittyhead

    This is an old article about Hornets’ newly-hired shooting coach. I’ve heard Mark Price is a great shooting coach but he isnt with the Hornets now. Anyone knows him? Look forward to how they could help Lin’s shooting get better.

    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article26601295.html

  • Maknusia

    so his next look he is going to gel it like Super Saiyan! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    I think Gohan had similar hair style?

  • I never heard of Bruce Kreutzer, the new CHA shooting coach.
    But if he worked w/ Mark Price & helped MKG to learn to shoot, that sounds promising.

    I wonder if he can also help on the mental side to focus more. Lin’s shots are okay now but I’m sure he can be 90%FT shooter. He started with 90% FT last season before the constantly changing role brought down the shooting %

  • It’s funny everyone knows the 1 player that Dean Smith would’ve never recruited

    https://twitter.com/EricPMusselman/status/620321187931918336

  • I can see resemblance to Naruto’s spiky hairstyle

    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/621209043445506048

  • sport

    So Lin’s going to start wearing headbands now?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Amin Elhassanis is a Lin hater.

  • Maknusia

    Lets not start calling people as hater just because they don’t believe or understand Jeremy’s capability

  • Maknusia

    So what is your context of calling him as such?

  • Jedi

    Remember, it’s halfway done…so maybe Vegeta as a target? LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He holds a double standard against players. He’s over critical about Jeremy Lin’s defense. Jeremy Lin is not a bad defensive player. In fact he is better than most PGs in NBA. Amin Elhassanis has been using advanced stats. There is no reason that he could recognize Lin as a team defender.

    He’s a real Lin hater according to his comments on Jeremy.

    He’s quite OK with D’Angelo Russel turning over the balls a lot in Summer League though

  • Maknusia

    nooooooooo!!!

  • Jedi

    It’ll make him 6’6″, with the handles of a 6’2″ guard. Impressive.

  • Maknusia

    Not only Amin, many holds the same perception on Lin and the past Coaches had not helped either. That doesnt mean Amin is a hater.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Being biased is enough.
    Haven’t heard him biased against other NBA players as bad defender.
    Let’s called out those irresponsible reporting one by one.

  • Maknusia

    ???!

  • Maknusia

    This is better than vegeta

  • Maknusia

    Bias I could agree….but hater is a strong/hash word….

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Biased for an extented period of time is qualified to the word ‘hater’
    Lets agree to disagree and finish with it.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Would it be possible to cut down on Kemba’s minutes..from 34 MPG to maybe 29MPG…That would give Jeremy more minutes to reach 30 and also play the point.

    I envision Jeremy coming in the game as the first sub at about 6:00 left in the first quarter.. to either replace Batum or Gilchrist…and team up with Kemba….so that’s 6 minutes there for Jeremy.

    Kemba will probably be subbed out a bit later in the first quarter…maybe with about 3 minutes left in the first quarter..the guy replacing Kemba would probably be a shooting guard…so Jeremy moves into the point guard spot and Lamb comes in to slot into the shooting guard position.

    In the second quarter…Jeremy will start the second quarter, and depending on how he’s playing, may stay in until, probably around 8 minutes left(probably too tired to stay in for more minutes)…Kemba will sub in for Lin and move into his point guard position and play the remaining 8 minutes left in the second quarter

    Lin minutes totals: so that’s 5 minutes in the 2nd quarter + the 6 minutes Lin played the first quarter = 11 minutes for the first half……The second half will duplicate the first half minutes rotation.

    Kemba minutes total: 9 minutes in the first quarter and 8 minutes in the second quarter = 17 minutes in the first half…34 minutes for the full game..

    So I envision 21 minutes for Jeremy Lin…that is if Kemba remains at last year 34 minutes per game….I’m hoping for more, but that can only happen if Kemba’s minutes are cut down to 30 MPG.

    I’m sure if Jeremy is hot and playing very well, Clifford would probably justifying leave him in and keep Kemba on the bench.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Did Lakers make mistake passing on Okafor?

    ESPN First Take Will Lakers Regret Not Drafting Jahlil Okafor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwPyJT6qQQI (How wrong could it be?)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I don’t like Freddie Coleman neither.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’ve been very un-impressed with what I’ve seen from D’Angelo Russell so far…Now, I know he’s only 19 and this is just summer league but what’s troubling me about him is that he’s not blessed with great ball-handling and quick/explosive first step to blow past his marker

    What is certain is that he’s no-where near a “can’t miss” prospect…In fact, I believe he has the highest potential to become a bust in compare to Okaford and Towns.

    D’Angelo has been averaging about 5 turnover per game during the past 3 summer league…That’s probably a summer league record…That in itself is scary…No one expected big numbers but I doubt anyone expected the #2 pick to look so bad…He’s looked terrible and I don’t remember a lottery pick who was drafted so high, look so bad in summer league.

    Some of them had bad shooting nights but never looked so bad all around as Russell.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. He has been played so bad in the summer league so far. I really think Lakers should draft Okafor instead. This is from LA Time…

    D’Angelo Russell, the kid the Lakers surprisingly picked second overall in this summer’s draft instead of going with sure bet Jahlil Okafor, is projected to be a great point guard one day. But on Monday he was benched during a late Lakers comeback attempt because he could no longer be trusted with the basketball, having committed twice as many turnovers — eight — as his combined baskets and assist. He has occasionally shown glimpses of his potential during these three summer league games. But with 10 assists and 20 turnovers overall, mostly he has looked like the 19-year-old kid who is trying to pass the ball through windows that don’t exist, aiming directly for players who aren’t there.

  • Acbc

    Lin’s coach Doc has done a great job on his shooting already. The form changes an elite athlete makes often takes a long time. A release point change alone of 1 inch can throw a stroke off. That’s why a lot of top players are resistant to change opting for marginal improvements like consistency instead. What Lin is trying to do is a massive overhaul in comparison. What Lin is doing is a huge gamble to dismantle a serviceable stroke to change release point as well as changing sequencing of that stroke. The proof is in the improvements of his percentages year to year that what doc is doing is helping Lin a lot.

    As a coach, I appreciate the slow percentage gains Lin keeps making. To keep improving at that elite level takes incredible talent from both coach and player. The multiple sets of muscle groups that musts work together to produce a great shot, a great golf swing or a huge tennis serve requires a special eye to recognize when and where the inefficiencies happen. Often, it requires fixes that must precede that set of actions. It’s never good to interfere with another coaches work in progress because another coach may not know why a particular movement has been introduced. Often this is a stop gap to unlearn something first or erase a set of muscle memory before new programming can be made or take hold.

    Shooting is a fine twitch skill not unlike a golf swing or tennis serve. To improve a player’s stats by 1-3% is huge. Translate that to how Lin and Doc keeps improving his 3 shooting percentage, I’d say Doc is a very talented coach.

  • wu kong

    ya’ll are just so mean. 😛 I like his hair. serious I like it right now even if he is saying this is some interim step to something else. Its a fun cut. and it’s just hair.

  • Jedi

    Haha, ONLY if he styles one bang down his left forehead.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahahahaha Ken Jeong on that desk.. I thought it was a comical relief or like SNL, but then I saw SAS..the REAL SAS..and I’m like, not this is serious.. but why was Ken there???

  • Dan Cohen

    omg zam if that was lin.. in summer leagues..goodbye..but nope..team still want him.
    luckily lin was not that young..and lin got his fundy’s right.. after 4 years of college where most doesn’t seem to have the fundys right still. so 19 year old huh.. did kobe see him as himself just because of his age.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Almost most of them are incredibly biased.

  • Brent Yen

    One of my fear of lin going to hornets is the shooting coach….please, stay with Doc scheppler.

    Even Houston tried to change lin’s form. Thankfully they failed…

  • CJSHYY

    Bc he’s #2 draft Lakers have to keep him no matter how bad he plays now…. I don’t get why they changed their mind to draft him? Bc in the beginning Koafor was their target.

  • Alain Gervais

    who cares

  • Dan Cohen

    overanalyzing.

  • Dan Cohen

    why is ken jeong being ‘interviewed’ with SAS ?

  • CJSHYY

    Who is Ken Jeong?

  • Acbc

    Yes sir!

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  • Maknusia

    Smartzanitty at number 2!!!!

  • Maknusia

    oops….wrong post…lol

  • Maknusia

    Smartzanitty at number 2!!!!

  • blubell

    Lol.

  • Rick Johnson

    I think when season starts they will find that they are scoring and pulling ahead when JLin on the court and playing PG and when he’s out they start falling behind. Like in NYK they couldn’t take him out because whenever they did the team would start falling behind. You could see this with the Lakers this past season but they were trying to tank. As long as the team isn’t trying to tank like the Lakers and trying to win they will find they can’t take him off the court. Be we just have to patiently wait for season to start to see. Only causes divisions, resentment, accusations of crazy Lin fans to debate it with Hornets fans/media now.

  • Maknusia

    tough question!

  • Dan Cohen

    will it create chem problems?
    I say play alongside.. to prevent chem problems and also to save that 12 mill/year contract.

  • rookie75094

    I do…I hate Jlin haters…fight fire with fire..hehe

  • If Lin outplays Kemba by end of season, it wouldn’t be wise for Hornets to make Kemba 6th Man since it will hit his value.
    Trading him would be a better option so they don’t pay $12M/yr

    But this kind of talk is not good for JLin to be warmly welcomed by his teammates, esp. Kemba.
    I’m sure Lin would rather find a starting PG position somewhere rather than taking Kemba’s job
    Or the better scenario would be starting both as dual PG

  • yes .. not a good Twitter discussion to be had this early
    Kemba might freeze Lin

  • BobbyH

    It is too early to initiate this kind of conversation. Too many variables, Lin, Kemba on-court performance, coach mind-set, FO politics, media/fans reactions etc. Just wait and see.

    But I trust Lin just wanted to win for Hornets no matter what the role is given. As long as he gets solid minutes, I think there is a great chance Hornets could be a black horse for the coming season.

  • CJSHYY

    I could be but I prefer not to have this talk right now bc it’s a new team for Lin. Have a good season it’s more important right now. He needs his teammates to support him.

  • Rick Johnson

    Must be a custom Jersey. I don’t see Lin ones available yet. Looks like the custom ones are $20 more so I’ll wait for the pre-made ones.

  • Rick Johnson

    Pretty much the teams JLin has been on since D’Antoni resigned from the Knicks. Hopefully the Hornets will be different.

  • Weifang

    It really depends on who asks the question. For Lin fans, that’s a fanatic question. For a general Hornet fan, that would be a very valid question to ask.

  • Alain Gervais

    lin has a 1 year deal. it really doesn’t matte. let him play the role he was brought in to do and we will move on after a year. no need to make his role a hard one. like some of you cant help but cause drama between lin and other players. if lin had a 3-4 year deal i would understand this but its a one year deal. chill for 1 year please.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree…This type of conversation will make hornets fan hate Lin…That’s simply outright outrageous to come out with something like that….Let Lin play w-ell first with his minute off the bench, then if things are going well, you can discuss these issues.

    At this point, stay away from bashing Kemba in public…Lin doesn’t need another James Harden freezing him out and creating a toxic atmosphere for Lin to thrive.

    Lin arrival could even pressure Kemba to play better..That has happen before…Kemba has a lot of talent and good potential…Needs to be a less selfish and use his teammates more.

  • CJSHYY

    I think so bc we don’t even know is this team will be Lin’s future team or not…? Just forget about the drama.

  • John Ly

    Not to rain on everybody’s parade here, but if Lin cannot prove to the NBA world that he can put up consistent numbers and play well this season for the Hornets then his NBA hopes of being the “guy” and everybody’s aspirations of him becoming a big star on here and on jeremylin.net will be dashed. After all, Jeremy himself picked this landing spot because the scheme fits him and the coach is willing to let him run his brand of basketball. Yes, the deal is for 1 year with an option for the 2nd year but if Lin fails again then this will be his 4th team that he will play for. Just a reminder that Lin talks the talk and chose the right team for him and now it is time for him to walk the walk and play like how he did on the Knicks….like it was his last contract before closing the door on his NBA career.

  • Brent Yen

    Cue…”Singing in the rain”–I do not know why, I just feel like it

  • spiderman

    I hope Coach Clifford will be courageous enough to move forward with best line-ups and in-game adjustments regardless of player salary

  • BobbyH

    For the past 3 years, Lin had been reined by McHale/BS. Still he found opportunities to shine and improve. Take the triple double performance off the bench when playing for Rockets, and 5 games breakout after ASG 2015 that BS “accidentally” let Lin played his game (under 30 minutes).

    I have full confidence that Lin will do well, not necessarily to a Linsanity level in NY before Melo came back and killed it, but with solid stats all across the board. Well, ONLY IF THE COACH LET HIM.

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  • kauaiblue

    Well the stereotype has an upside too… lol

  • John Ly

    This time Lin should have no excuse if he doesn’t put up the number because he was the one who chose the system and the coach and not the other way around for the past three years. I don’t expect him to put up Linsanity numbers, but decent numbers to quiet all the critics out there and cement himself as a legit player and competitor with the right coach and system. All of fanatical fans out there should also understand that this year could be a make or break year for Jeremy and his crazy fans should not make up any more crazy excuses for him. I, like most of you on here, have been following him from the Knicks to the Rockets to the Lakers and every year I thought to myself that this could be the year. In the past three years, I have given Lin some leeway and made up some of the same excuses as you fans have given him. I want to see Lin do well and also prove to himself and his fans that he meant what he said during the conference call, that he is a more refine player now and he has improved on the areas he talked about. I want Lin to not be afraid to put up shots and man up when he makes those silly TO’s. Now is the time.

  • Brent Yen

    Man, you just called some of us crazy, great.

  • blubell

    Lin didn’t fail… more like his teams/nba failed him. Jeremy improved despite his circumstances. He did all he can do and never gave up. It seems he has found the right situation for him in CHA so he just needs to continue on what he’s been doing and he’ll be alright.

  • John Ly

    Is it not true? Lin does have some of the most crazy fans. We must be crazy to still believe in the guy after his departure from the Knicks.

  • blubell

    Yes, some… not all… but crazy in a good way… according to Jeremy.

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  • John Ly

    If you read all of the comments out there on the web then the mass belief is that Lin is mediocre and has fail every team he has been put on. The excuse was always the coach and not the right system. Only his fans and people who followed his game throughout these tumultuous years can have an argument on whether Lin belongs in the NBA or not. Some fans think that Lin can do no wrong and that its everybody around him. This will be the year for Lin to prove them wrong.

  • John Ly

    Here is an example of an extreme crazy fan comments:

    Opponents are going to heavily guard Lin no matter what team he’s on.

    We saw opponents constantly ignore Harden and Howard to gang up on Lin defensively.

    Lin’s
    now at a point in his game where it really doesn’t matter how heavily
    he’s guarded. He’s gonna GIT HIS and there’s nothing opponents can do
    about it other than pray that his coach race benches him.

    If Lin
    could easily get 18 last season while being the prime target of defense
    from his OWN team, scoring a measley 4 ppg extra would be easy if Lin
    actually played for a coach that didn’t gameplan to freeze him out!

    NBA defenses can never truly stop guys like Lin.

    The numbers you suggested are basically what Lin was averaging in 20 games with the NBA’s worst scrub ballhog in Kobe Bryant!

    Make Lin the man and he’ll clear 20 ppg without breaking a sweat.

  • blubell

    Haha.. yeah, just go with it.

  • Jedi

    You should write this to Jeremy. Reminding us that it’s time for him to walk the walk…well, it’s not like we can do anything about it.
    However, the evidence is overwhelming that Byron Scott was tanking, and Harden wanted to ballhog and not play D.
    So don’t worry so much about Jeremy. He’s a really good player and he’ll take care of things.

  • John Ly

    If only I could write to him or if only he can actually have time to read what some of his fans are saying to him, but then again he will drive himself crazy if he actually reads some of the stuff his fans are saying. It’s better to not read some of the craziness and just trust in your friends and family to give you sound advice. I am sure they read some of the crazy stuff out there and have spoken to him about what they see or heard.

  • Dan Cohen

    And when lin does have an all-star year… ? So will they all think Lin IS THAT GOOD.. or will they now say “oh it’s the system that make him great? (like with mda)” I see a hypocritical argument here. Lin fans say and blame the coach and system when lin didn’t do as well and then say doesn’t matter if it’s the coach (which is ignorant). But When lin does do well, Lin haters will say it’s the coach and system that make him great, but lin fans will just say he is that great.

    Like I said.. Lin has to WIN 3 championship with HIM leading or as the lead (like John Wall is with the wizzies) and then haters will say he is average and then get trashed and infuriate/humiliate by many other neutrallers who say hater doesn’t know a thing about bball.

    Yes, he has to win 3 and him leading, because with just 1 , they will call it lucky. 2 will start turning heads. 3 will cement it.

  • Dan Cohen

    I think you went to the other site and read Khuang’s comments.

  • steven ko

    Coach Clifford would never allow Lin to be frozen out by teammates. That’s why Lin took that “low” salary to go there.

  • steven ko

    Just wait for imitation ones out of China

  • Dan Cohen

    Last statement is true IF he is playing against a team where their d stinks.. or lower ranking teams.. like philly and celtics. But against top western team, I willnot say that is true.. especially breaking a sweat part…because he will need others to buy in.

  • JoeTeam

    I love rainy parades … to me JLin doesn’t have to be ‘the guy’. LeBron is ‘the guy’ ‘the best bball player in the world’. I just wanna see JLin play and win games the fun way, his way, with the ball moving faster than the man. If he cannot play his game, I’ve been watching GSW and SAS while watching Lin try at LAL, HOU. Those teams are still going to do v well this year.

    I don’t think it is as say say, ‘if Lin fails again’. He did not fail. He had limited minutes, and you can really tell LAL limited them and limited his assets on the court to prevent big runs. That’s just team goals conflicting with what personnel can produce. Happens at work all the time, and ppl just change jobs. So did Lin, and nobody tells someone changing jobs – hey, you’d better make it or you are washed out. Even of ppl think the job changer is in their own reality distortion field not addressing their own shortfalls (which is not how I see Lin), ppl say … good luck with you new job.

  • Dan Cohen

    exactly.

  • Dan Cohen

    but again.. it can create chem prob

  • JoeTeam

    I think you are right, Lin has to deliver to a much higher standard than others. Thems the breaks, good and bad. Good is he will get to that standard just like most champions, and barring more bad luck (coaches, Ks, divas, org dysfunctions, injuries) he will continue to do something exciting for everyone.

  • Dan Cohen

    he has the guts to bench lance unlike mchale who can never bench harden (except recently because he got others’ back already).

    So if kw is REALLY not producing.. he will warn him and then bench him if he doesn’t get it after that warning..the same goes for lin and batum and all other players.

  • One thing that we have realized now is a lot of things have to gone right for Linsanity to happen in the Knicks.
    Injuries, playing 4 games in 5-6 days, being called from the end of the bench when MDA didn’t know him, Lin’s decision to play all out rather than playing it safe, etc. Lin himself called it a miracle in Taiwan (2013) counting the odds of his genetic pool & other factors. So there were internal & external factors that need to line up perfectly

    So realistically for it to happen in Charlotte again, Lin has to do his part to work his hardest and play his brand of game all out. Things are lining up well as the coaches are close to MDA, plus GM/coach believe in him. But other factors have to happen just right. These external factors are something that Lin and we don’t know at the moment. Lin did his part to pick the best system/coach but there’s still no guarantee

    Lin probably is seen as good backup PG at the moment in the NBA so he’ll have a job for a few years.
    What we don’t know is will he have the chance to rise as an NBA star?
    Lin’s doing his part but a lot of things have to go right for sure.

    For me, I have hope since I believe Linsanity happened for a reason. But if not due to some external factors, I can live with the fact that JLin is giving his all. That’s the character that I admire the best & try to apply to my own life.

  • steven ko

    whoever the “cancer” is will be removed. I think Coach C has the backing of management on this team.

  • Acbc

    Why are you on this board BS disturbing? We have come to terms with the bias from other people, other sites, other experts, other GMs and coaches. We have experts of our own with numbers and statsto disprove any and all of what you say. Stop baiting this board with youre fear mongering.

    WE HAVE ABSOLUTE FAITH IN LIN O
    N THIS SITE
    IF YU DONT, ID SUGGEST GOING TO ANY OTHERSITES ABD YOU COUKD EASILY GET LOTS OF NGATIV COMMENTS ON LIN.

  • Jedi

    I don’t quite agree with your definition of excuse. I think the coach and the wrong system are LEGIT REASONS why he was unable to flourish, and are not excuses. Excuses meant that he failed and was trying to cover up.

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    You don’t talk raining in a beautiful sunny day.

    He’s done it before under a right coach and teammates.

  • Acbc

    No John, if that is even your real name. Only ones that are crazy are the people that ignore the facts and use eye tests and opinions to push forth biases. Are you one of the crazies that believe Beverley or Price is a better player?

  • spiderman

    Lin has already done a good job of establishing himself as an impactful NBA player. Given a better coach and more suitable system, Lin can only make a bigger impact.

  • Rick Johnson

    Coach Clifford just completed his 2nd of a 3 yr contract so will be on his 3rd year so I would think he would want to do his best to win as many games as he can to get a new contract. If playing Lin leads to more wins then I think he would go with that. But I guess it depends on the front office whether rehiring him for another contract depends on how the team plays and wins or depends more on catering to the ego of one player like with the Lakers. If based on performance BScott should have been fired long ago but Lakers FO seems to want him for tanking and brown nosing Kobe.

    Sources: Hornets coach Steve Clifford’s salary guaranteed for next season
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article17960480.html

  • Rick Johnson

    Hornets 24/7
    ‏@Hornets24_7
    Lin is valued at $19M and has a projected WAR of 4.5 (wins above replacement).

    Hornets 24/7
    ‏@Hornets24_7
    #StatOfTheDay Jeremy Lin is being underpaid by $15M over the span of his 2 year, $4M contract (@FiveThirtyEight).

    https://twitter.com/Hornets24_7/status/621400217733214208

    https://twitter.com/Hornets24_7/status/621399878665637888

    https://twitter.com/Hornets24_7/status/621399419959803904

  • BobbyH

    Well, at least the media is doing the homework. No politics propaganda. A good sign.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Hornets media are very nice to Lin & also warm unlike Rox.

  • Rick Johnson

    Price worth $0. Priceless “head of the snake” LOL

  • Steppen03

    Points well taken. But I beg to differ. Jeremy has already shown the NBA what he’s capable of (excluding NY days). He’s improved steadily over the seasons. Only the Lin-haters doubt to open their minds. Good players and great players All get some sort of criticisms. Lin is here to stay. There will always be a team for Lin’s service. The players and coaches all know about his upside. Sometimes, it’s not who choose Lin but the other way around.

  • Alain Gervais

    lol price got 2 million they say he is overpaid by 1 million lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Dragic overpaid by $24M

    Ellis overpaid by $13M

    C. Brewer overpaid by $11M

    Rondo overpaid by $7M

  • Alain Gervais

    those stats below have a lot to do with the team. saying corey joseph has a war of 17 is mostly to do with the spurs also bev has one of 7.7 while lin 4.5 is also to do with the teams. amazing lin is that high will in a terrible team like the lakers. wait a year and check these stats. also feel sorry for lakers rookie having to be pg in that offense. all the passes are hard. not a scheme for a pg ( a rookie at that)

  • Alain Gervais

    i dont understand thae stats that well. where is brent to explain it????

  • Alain Gervais

    someone get these stats to pfv. how is beds war so high with those stats???

  • Dan Cohen

    19 mil.. how many years?

  • Dan Cohen

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • CJSHYY

    I think he said 2 years… Well, I want to know how he got this number?

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  • CJSHYY

    Thanks.

  • adele

    Nobody can really see the future but one lesson you can realize is that ‘you can’t put a good man down’. Barring injury, Lin will deliver. Everybody I this site knows and believed that he can do it. Its like written in the stars. He is destined to be great and you can think of negative things but we are thinking of exciting and positive things. Why waste the energy just to think of negative and get depressed for no reason? We are here to marvel the person who can be a model for our kids with or without basketball. Just continue to be excited in your life and stop the negative what if. Why not think of a positive what if? What if you win the lotto? Enjoy this site, enjoy Lin and his game and enjoy life.

  • wu kong

    used WARP values. explained here…http://sonicscentral.com/warp.html

  • wu kong

    basically a box score model

  • Charlie S

    I wonder where Kobe would have been on that list. I have a feeling near the bottom

  • 1mtoldman

    i dont like war as a stat. its something fashionable, and most people who use it dont understand it–thats why the people who created it are able to get away with its relative acceptance.

    that being said; for reasons i dont have time to bother looking into at this time, the correlative real dollar value emerging when war #s are combined with dollar contract value seem to hold pretty true.

    (with occasional exceptions).

    and should be ammunition for lin supporters to know that lin is one of the most underpaid players.

    i also like that wesley johnson and ronnie “price-less” both have 0 value!

    and omar asik (who some lin fans still see as a quality player) comes up as the most overpaid.

  • JW

    I am one that was surprised by Asik’s number. Not sure how he did last year, but thought he was a solid center clogging up the middle for defense.

  • 1mtoldman

    heres the best thing to take away from this chart: take the arrived at “dollar value” column and divide it by the “years” column: you will get a reasonably realistic “what should be” per year value per player that corelates (for the most part) to what would seem to make sense and be a valid listing of relative worth to a team of a an individual player from top to bottom ranking.

  • 1mtoldman

    you hit on what he does; (which is something that doesn’t translate statistically well)–he sort of takes up space on the court to free a.d. to do is thing.

    but i think there are a lot of guys who could do the same thing plus more: if anjica is still there in a little while i wouldn’t be surprised to see him take asik’s job.

  • Sophie Paris

    Don’t worry for Jlin he knows what he’s doing 😉
    (And I like rain :D)

  • Linzen

    First post. 🙂
    Really looking forward to this year with Hornets. Since we still have another two months to wait, let me share this old video I found on Youtube. Enjoy! #buzzanity
    https://youtu.be/7z1m7beMXY4

  • 1mtoldman

    long time no c

    bae

    dae

    idk

    it totally confused me when they said lin was signed with the bae??!!!?

  • wu kong

    Warp has a higher weighted value for ‘defense’ in the calculations.. This comparison of WARP versus EWA (written by Pelton the man behind WARP) .. explains the huge difference in WARP and EWA by the fact thtat WARP supposedly count defense more….gives a huge value to Rondo’s defense…. “The biggest discrepancy here is on Rajon Rondo, who comes out as the Celtics’ most valuable player by WARP but is a distant 27th in EWA. Rondo’s defense is valued more highly by my methods.”

    http://www.basketballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=224

    It is important to remember both of these are nothing more than mathematical models playing around with box scores. so how in the world he manages to pretend he is properly giving weight to defense from box score numbers is beyond me…. but for now the basketball community is enamored with these various box score stat models…

  • wu kong

    so bev would be rated high I presume because the ‘defense’ slanted weight given to WARP.

  • Dan Cohen

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13258700/john-wall-washington-wizards-notes-paid-same-less-heralded-reggie-jackson-thanks-cba

    I watched this and u know what is so ironic.

    SAS and Skip both commented Reggie Jackson is well worth it and should get paid the same as John Wall 5 for 80 mil because Reggie Jackson got 17 and 9 in those 37 games while John Wall has 17 and 10 for the entire season, so John Wall should better step up his game.

    Sink. that. in.

    Do you see what I’m seeing or hearing.

    If not, I’ll point this out => 37 games vs entire season.

    I can see where they are going with this.. because reg jack can do what john wall did in 37 games..so THEY ARE THINKING that if you do it the entire season, reg jack might hit 20 and 11.

    BUT that is the kicker. Anyone knowing stats will tell you, John Wall at least is consistent because of his LARGE sample size of 82 games. Reg Jack might actually hit 15 and 8 instead because larger samples MIGHT also lower his stats…not increase in very likihood.

    So in my opinion, John should get 5 for 80 or more than Reg Jack..while Reg should get less because Jackson didn’t not play long enough for the season.

    Same logic that goes for Lin when he has this awesome 25 games and he is saying that is not a big sampe size so he lucked out to get that 25 mil contract.

    So if everyone stick to the same logic.. Reggie should not get that high of a contract and John Wall is right in that matter.

    Wow, did everyone forget what they say about Lin. Can’t believe this.

  • Dan Cohen

    I guess the eye test and the color test really matter.

  • Alain Gervais

    thx

  • Alain Gervais

    thank you

  • Alain Gervais

    thx

  • Alain Gervais

    ok so per year the have lin valued at 9.5 million a year and bev valued at 8.5. ok i guess

  • it’s good to know that the GM/coach has his back.
    It’ll be better when the current players want to cooperate.
    I’m so glad to know Lin texted Kemba & Al already to plan & collaborate

  • that would be an interesting look for sure
    and it’ll prevent someone pulled his hair the way JKidd did in 2012

  • pandaboy99

    When Lin explodes this year and the gamble pays off. Expect Lin to decline his player option and go for the 80 million 4 year contract.

  • Linzen

    Sorry if this is posted already.
    A nice blog from Hornets Planet:
    http://hornetsplanet.com/page/home.html/_/players/blogcats-take-711-r1320

  • Rick Johnson

    I hope he blows up this year and goes to a contending team on a max 4 yr contract. The thing is Lin tends to be loyal and I could see him getting a max contract and staying with Charlotte because they gave him a chance but it would hamper his goal of getting a ring.

  • welcome! Let’s get ready for #Buzzanity indeed!

  • Thanks. It’s quite a colorful blogger but an accurate overview of how Lin is much better than Mo
    I like how he translated Lin’s different dimension as “competence” LOL

    ..

    Okay, so what are we getting for—still shaking my head in disbelief—$2.15M a year? GM Rich Cho described Lin as offering a “different dimension” to Charlotte’s offense, that dimension being “competence.” If you consider Lin to essentially be a replacement for the combined efforts of Gary Neal and Mo Williams, last year Lin contributed 2.7 win shares to the Lakers, while Neal (0.1) and Williams (1.4) contributed a total of 1.5 (per Basketball-Reference.com). Lin was a more accurate 3-point shooter than Williams (.369 to .337), and he was more judicious about taking them (3-pointers represented just 26.9% of his attempts compared to Mo’s chuck-a-thon 43.1%). Even better, Lin gets to the cup like he’s late for a urinalysis: 27.8% of his attempts were at the rim, and he finished at a delightful 60.4% clip. Even better-better, he can run a pick and roll. Per stats.NBA.com, Lin ranks in the 72nd percentile in pick and roll possessions, actually not far from Kemba Walker’s 73.9. I didn’t even see Mo Williams on the list…until I saw that for some strange reason NBA.com uses his full name “Maurice” (some people call him “Maurice”?), and it turns out he’s at 43.9. Lin even gets to the free-throw line at nearly twice the rate of Williams: 41% of the time, compared to 23% of the time. Are you not entertained yet!?

    Okay, so defensively, Lin is certainly not a young Scottie Pippen, and perhaps he’s not even thecurrent 49-year-old Scottie Pippen. Basketball-Reference.com had him at a -1.4 defensive box plus/minus last year, which basically means he allowed 1.4 points per 100 possessions more than an average player would in similar circumstances. But guess who allowed a full point more than that? One Maurice “Mo” Williams (-2.4). It’s a similar story when you just compare them on an individual basis: Lin gave up a pretty ghastly 19.4 opponent PER, according to 82games.com…but I’ll certainly take that over Williams’ 24.3. Lin’s not very fast and he steals less than the Pope, but with two inches and nearly 6 years on Williams, I’m a believer that Lin can still improve defensively, especially under coach Clifford’s guidance.

    ..

  • Linzen

    True, true, true!
    I also like how giddy he is with the signing. LOL

    “This deal is so fantastically cheap that it’s actually unsettling. It’s a The Firm
    situation…. I suppose there’s a chance that Lin just really wanted to play
    for Charlotte, but—wait a minute, no, I don’t. Hornets fans have the
    collective self-esteem of Ziggy. I don’t care how spiffy our uniforms
    are, there’s no way that Lin just really wanted to play for Charlotte.”

  • wu kong

    JLin’s brand of basketball…his stats are great if he get 30 minutes on the floor. in Houston and even in LA weird use and all the craziness aside it si not about him fitting with a system it is about giving him 30 minutes on the floor. It’s not about him bringing back Linsanity… its still there. it is just caged. in lock down and not allowed to thrive

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    Welcome!

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  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Welcome! Can’t wait to see how our boy will do in this new season! Go JLin! Go Buzz City!

  • Dan Cohen

    but he is chinese.
    If explodes for 1 season, they still think it’s only 82 games.
    but reggie jackson is not a fluke because he plays 37 games..and he is black.

  • Rick Johnson

    Hope he drops another 38 on Kobe and the Lakers.

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  • Yascar

    I’ve always had the feeling that was Jackson’s grand plan but he’s been forced to play along with Dolan. We shall see.

  • CJSHYY

    I think either Melo will out or PJ…Two of them seem to not get along well.

  • Brent Yen

    Asian discount is in play here too..but I will expect much more than 4mil/ 2yr ….lol

  • blubell

    I hope he drops more than 38… a new career high. Very doable because they are not good 🙂

  • BuzzerBeater

    Do we know when training camp begins? Dangit, I need something. Days are going by real slow now lol 🙁

  • blubell

    Haha… this is like the third time in the last couple of days.
    Media day starts end of September followed by training camp in early October. Pre-season in full swing in October and then the season starts either end of Oct or start of November. Let’s hope it is the former 🙂

  • I am The Jason

    I like Lin, but that is franchise player money. I doubt Lin would won’t that attention. Maybe a Klay Thompson type contract. 5 yrs $70 million.

  • blubell

    I admit I was tempted to do this… lol.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    From my memory, training camp begins day after media day:-) How long is the training camp? 3 or 4 weeks? Believe I saw oversea preseason games begin on 6 Oct, not sure when it actual begins. For Hornets we know there is Shengzhen game vs Clippers on 11 Oct and then @Shanghai on 14 Oc.

    One event I’m looking forward is JLin will attend charity event in Beijing on 8 August:-) No idea how long he will be there:-)

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    LOL That will be an epic for me. Break the record JLin!!!!! LOL As if JLin is going to listen to me:-)

  • blubell

    I believe training camp is about a week and pre-season begins right away. Although it can be slightly different from team to team.

  • David Kim

    Lin tripple double right before the Linsanity.
    Nobody can’t guard Lin.

    https://youtu.be/X0FT4HwRnAI

  • 1mtoldman

    organizational dysfunctions seem to go deep: in summer league sacramento being outscored 41-11 by gs in 2nd half.

    elsewhere: 6ers’ lose all their games to date showing continued organizational deep tanking ability while playing only other tanking organizations from last year (minn, lakers, nicks).

    on a side note jordan clarkson summer league stats: 16fga’s , 1 assist per game.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Just checked last season’s schedule. This should give us rough idea on new season. Last season:

    29 Sep Media Day
    30 Sep Training camp began
    6 Oct Preseason games began
    29 Oct New Season began

  • pero_square

    Okay, let me ask you this then. What do you believe? Not what other people believe or what users on this site believe, what do YOU believe how successful Jeremy Lin is so far? That’s what I want to know.

  • CJSHYY

    Clarkson is a SG now. But no matter he’s a PG or SG, ISO always first comes to his mind. LOL!

  • pero_square

    lol Acbc chill man. No sense of getting all worked up over this. We had seen worse.

  • 1mtoldman

    actually clarkson is still the ball dominant guard; he’s dividing time pretty much like did with lin at end of season for awhile; russell plays pg with clarkson two then clarkson plays point with someone else two, so clarkson gets the full minutes…and even when russell is point clarkson still has the ball most of time; he’s got to get his minutes with the ball in his hands before regular season with kobe when he will never touch it again.

  • real-dsb

    go Frank!

  • Rick Johnson

    Should have always been a SG.

  • 1mtoldman

    Ronda Rousey beats Mayweather for ESPY: ‘I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once’—“for the win” (headline)

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Wow! I guess bc Russell is not good that’s why Clarkson got to dominant ball… smh!

  • real-dsb

    This is why I say Kaminsky will be Lin’s new favorite teammate. They have a lot of similar personalities: hardworking and humble on the court, laid back and chill off the court. Both like to make fun youtube videos and aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.

  • real-dsb

    that was an amazing quote lol

  • real-dsb

    what does he mean by “so much for sacrificing youth”? were the hornets getting rid of their young players or something?

  • Rick Johnson

    He’s lucky to have Lin there to make him look good right away. Lin makes other players around him better.

  • real-dsb

    If this year goes well, and Charlotte is willing to pay Lin the same (or more) than other teams, I would love for Lin to stay with the known situation where his skills are maximized, the coach trusts him, etc.

    Changing teams, you never know what can happen.

  • real-dsb

    I stopped at “SAS and Skip…”

  • Rick Johnson

    Russel looks kind of slow. Like to see Lin just totally keep blowing by him.

  • 1mtoldman

    dont want to keep talking lakers but it still blows me away that in summer league the lakers are barely able to stay with other tanking teams when the lakers are playing who are projected to be 3 of their 5 starting players in summer league

    while most summer league teams only have maybe 1 or 2 high draft picks and the rest of the team is guys who will never make the roster.

    lakers actually have up to 7 or 8 guys in summer league who could make their roster primarily because all their rotation players from last year start of year except kobe are gone! and all they added (thus far) was lou williams and hibbert.

    another deep tanking season ahead here.

  • Rick Johnson

    Add Kobe in there and they will be even worse.

  • 1mtoldman

    kaminsky looked good in summer league. as i have noted b4 very fundamentally sound. sets a lot of high screens. seems to be what they call high basketball iq if not exactly graceful athletically.

  • 1mtoldman

    ok last lakers comment: this is as per previous comments not laker related to show how organizational dysfunctions seem to permeate top to bottom: lakers now played over 7 minutes in first quarter without a single team assist.

  • kittyhead

    Why is that a fear? You are worried they will want to change Lin’s form? I dont know if they will try to do that but since Mark Price was a great point guard and a famous shooting coach, I hope they could instill more confidence into Lin and help him keep the good parts, adjust some little details, if there is any bad habbit, like keeping his elbow straight.

    Wonder what Lin’s shooting will look like after weeks’ work with Doc scheppler! Hope it works well because his 3 pointer shooting will be very important on this team!

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  • real-dsb

    I think it’s (was?) Harvard’s standard home jersey. If you search for Harvard basketball, you’ll see plenty of those jerseys. Here’s one with Lin wearing #11, which he wore during soph and jr seasons.

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02144/linHarvard_2007_2144566i.jpg

  • real-dsb

    I hope his defense has improved and can play more minutes with Lin. He would get so many easy catch and shoot 3s from Lin!

  • real-dsb

    wait? I would think the imitations would come out before the official!

  • Rick Johnson

    For 2 years, 8 mil / yr underpaid.

  • Maknusia

    Nice, at least he did his homework and backed things up with numbers

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Cody Zeller is another big man that could help.

  • sport

    With Charlotte Lin can have his own team and don’t under estimate young talents and Charlotte seems to have some great players who can score but not star caliber!

  • sport

    40 pts would be better!

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is a bit more detail on how the training camp / preseason was set-up LAST SEASON (2014/15). Teams playing overseas had their ‘media day’ earlier and started the training camp earlier.

    September 26: 2014 NBA Team Media Days for teams competing in preseason games outside North America
    September 27: 2014 NBA Training Camps open for practice for teams competing in preseason contests outside North America

    September 29: 2014 NBA Team Media Days
    September 30: 2014 NBA Training Camps open for practice

    October 4: 2014 NBA preseason begins on this date
    October 24: 2014 NBA preseason ends on this date

    October 27: NBA Rosters Set for Opening Day (5 p.m. ET)
    October 28: 2014-15 NBA Regular Season begins

    See : http://www.insidehoops.com/calendar.shtml

  • Rzo Vlade

    russell has already show the BUST symptoms………of course its only summer league but he is playing against undrafted and late picks…………once season starts we will know for sure for now not looking good…….

  • 1mtoldman

    dont want to keep talking about lakers but you touch on the point ive been trying to make up that stands out like a sore thumb: the entire lakers summer league team is basically more than 50% of their regular season nba team!!!!

    while the teams they are playing: maybe have at most 1 or 2 players who will make the nba roster.

    and they still can’t keep up. another tanking season looming big time for the lakers.

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  • Rzo Vlade

    whats he saying my audio is not good…..

  • Rick Johnson

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  • Michael

    That rain comment came from…er..out of the blue. 😛

  • Linzen

    How about 15-20 fg, 10 3’s, 11 assists, 10 boards for 40 pts in 30mins?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    pretty funny…He’s basically stating that “his advice to Jordan to get the h*** out of L.A…but hey, that’s my advice to everybody”

    Pretty funny…My guess is that has to do with Kobe Bryant and the fact that Jordan lightly considered the Lakers during his free agency…..The way Howard says it is very funny…like, run away from L.A as fast as you can”

  • Back when Lin joined Houston and did the press conference, I remember that it was just the gm and owner who sat with Lin, right? Not McHale?

    But this time, it’s the coach sitting with Lin. It didn’t seem like McHale ever believed in his game. But the current coaches seem to really know Lin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Isn’t that amazing…3/5 of their starting line up is playing in the summer league and they look so bad….Russell, Clackson and Randle may start.

    Randle had a nice game tonight….Clarkson had previously played well but his last 2 games have not been good…..shoots a lot and had been bricking shots…My guess is he’s been hanging around Kobe a lot.

    And finally, you bring a good point..they look so bad against rookies and guys who are trying to break into the NBA…how will they look when they actually play against legit NBA players….specially Russell…Russell is being totally outplayed by d-leaguers and un-drafted rookies…how will he do when he goes against these killer point guards in the West.

  • Rzo Vlade

    thnks my audio is garble only get out of LA is the one I understand

  • Rzo Vlade

    DRussell: He didn’t need to watch the film because he already knows the problem

    Reporter: what’s the problem?

    DRussel: we need to slow it down and execute better

    they call him DSLOW

  • Michael

    Go any slower and it will be a clock violation.

  • JoeTeam

    The funny thing is Asian discount applies in Asia to … ppl such smart shoppers.

  • CJSHYY

    Did he really in charge the O today? He had less TO.

  • JoeTeam

    Welcome.

  • Rzo Vlade

    He is basically telling reporter I am slow and we need to slow down….I cannot keep up with the pangos guy

  • CJSHYY

    I think he sure can play next to Kobe w that slow tempo.

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  • steven ko

    you might be right! my imitation jerseys do look like the real ones! crazy how good a job those guys do!

  • LW

    That’s right. It was the GM that brought Lin to Houston and LA. This time, it was the coach. I think the result will be much different this time.

  • Infini

    Tiger fan.

  • TTNN

    yeah, they traded their rookie for Batum, however, Batum is pretty much the same age as Lin, so….

  • Maknusia

    I do normally find it almost perfect in Thailand…they have clone grade as AAA, AA, A, B, etc

  • zxcvb

    Even Morey didn’t want Lin. It was all Les Alexander.

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  • Maknusia

    hahaha…I like your statement

  • Maknusia

    Does some include you? ;;)

  • Maknusia

    I think it was fair perspective…everyone entitle to their view….as long as they dont bash other members and Lin…should be fine

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  • LW

    So in Houston, there were unsold GM and coach on Lin.
    In LA, there were unsold coach and star on Lin.

  • DaBoss

    Lakers just got Roy Hibbert at center. ESPN LA radio host constantly calling him out as Slow Roy. So perfect fit with Slow Kobe and DSLOW! Lakers gonna be dying a SLOW death this season 😉

  • BuzzerBeater

    so sometime by the end of September is when the ball will get rolling, feels a billion years away lol 🙁

  • Maknusia

    Thats asking a little too much…but you never know…cant wait for the season to start

  • Maknusia

    Exactly….if Line does and fits well with Hornets, I would like him to to stay and build his career here, obviously with better pay out

  • real-dsb

    another gem of a quote tweeted by EM

  • real-dsb

    Yup, and even back then, I was a uncomfortable with the fact that Morey said Alexander made him get Lin at any cost.

  • real-dsb

    ESPN article about the best hypothetical team that can fit under the current salary cap (excluding rookie contracts). Lin makes it on the team.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13256093/stephen-curry-tim-duncan-more-best-team-afford-nba-salary-cap

  • real-dsb

    Since not much else to discuss until training camp, Lin hair prediction time! =)

    My prediction is that he going for an undercut, which is very trendy now. Shaved sides and back, long hair on top slicked back. I just hope he’s not going to combo that with a man bun/top knot (shudder).

    http://hairstyleonpoint.com/undercut/

  • kittyhead

    >>>Why Lin: While Lin never lived up to that incredible start with the New York Knicks, he’s a very nice backup point guard at a quite reasonable salary.
    quite reasonable salary??? This is kind of insulting…

  • real-dsb

    Yes it is.

    But hey, it would be even more insulting if he didn’t make it on the list!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This is a compliment which tells us that Jeremy Lin is tremendously underrated and teams should seek for his service.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only way not to make mistake is to make nothing at all.

  • Maknusia

    You sure its not the fury undercut?

  • real-dsb

    I don’t know, most of the undercut variations look the same to me. Long on top slicked back, including the Brad Pitt Fury undercut. The only ones that stand out to me are the pompadour (extra poofy in front like Elvis) or the man bun. To be honest, I know nothing about hairstyle. =)

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    NYKnicks rebuilding is taking shapes. I betcha they’re not going to tank and they have long termed prospect in this years rookies. The veterans are going to make them competitive; much better than Byron Scott and his Lakers; in for an absolute disaster!!!
    Phil Jackson is doing his job that Mitch Kupchak is failing.
    Most Laker veterans are gone for good. This year’s Lakers will be doomed.
    As sure as Hornets is going for a new high, I’m sure Lakers is hitting a new low with big mouthing from Byron Scott and Kobe the old self.

  • Maknusia

    I think its fair, because the bench of measurement on that report is RPM

  • Maknusia

    yup, thats true…almost similar…I didnt realize the names…thanks for the post…mine is undercut as well

  • Maknusia

    Well said, Cap!

  • Maknusia

    lol…good one

  • Filler-up

    I would say Kobe probably brought every one down. Never practiced with the team and then just showed up to hog the ball, take 25 shots, miss 20 and blame everyone for the loss. No trust on that team.

  • Filler-up

    And he’sno prima donna.

  • Phillycheese

    Just changed my posting name back to what I’m known as in other sites.

  • 1mtoldman

    in the minority here: i actually like lins hair the way it is now, what is called by some “naruto” style.

    my own hair is sort of at that stage, grown out of way it was cut and heading to something else. but ive got to decide whether go back to old or keep going to something new, think ill follow lins example and go to something new (but not “undercut” wetf that is).

    oh googled it, its what i would recognize as the “bryce harper” (from baseball).

  • 1mtoldman

    He spoke with Shane Young of HoopsHabit and discussed his time with the Lakers. When asked about how it was like playing with Kobe Bryant, Hill mentioned Bryant’s floor presence, his constant yelling, and how not everyone is suited for it: When he’s on the floor, all you hear is Kobe’s mouth. On the floor, all you hear is Kobe’s mouth. During practice, it gets loud. A lot of people can’t handle that I guess. – via Lakers Nation
    Jordan Hill,

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  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Hill fights back….LOL! Kobe is really a nightmare teammate.

  • 1mtoldman

    http://en.hispanosnba.com/transactions

    is a good link for easy to navigate and seemingly up to date current nba rosters and roster moves.

    its instructive how many teams have too many players already and how many have not enuf.

    hornets seem to be about just right. no one needed to cut, no one needed to add (of course that does not preclude trades but just interesting to see some teams clearly are going to have to delete people one way or another and some add).

  • AlexBB

    Does anyone know the fans size of Charlotte? I noted that JL has 1.5mil twitter followers. So prob has has 2mil+ to 3mil fans. If Charlotte has only 1mil fans, JL would single handedly tripple the their fan base? Just seems interesting fact about JL effect..

  • dolphin2k2

    Hard to say, the team that Lin leaves usually does well the year right after. Example: Knicks and Rockets.

  • Briiick

    But fall down the cliff thereafter.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Kobe’s going to be forgotten soon.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lakers would be an exception with Byron Scott, the team is going to fall down the cliff at the very beginning. With Kobe on his back, there could be no return.

  • pero_square

    Great quote. That’s what separate leaders from the pack. Unfortunately it won’t pass the eye test for most people who watch NBA these days.

  • Yellow

    I saw two shoppers doning Jordan’s 23 Bulls jersey and one Jeremy’s fan wearing Rox 7 jersey…yeah, you might say no pic so didn’t happen but I left my phone in the car as I was rushing for my lunch appointment (it’s the eve of public holiday).

    It’s good omens to see MJ’s and JL’s jerseys the same day after Jeremy joined the Hornets. I hope the cobranding works well for MJ, Jeremy and Hornet. YAY!!!

  • Yellow

    Jeremy may have pretty similar undercut like that of baby Lin’s but Jeremy’s would definitely look much better…you know Jeremy makes literally anything look good. *.*

  • wu kong

    white water rafting yes!!! a must do. 🙂

  • Arsenium12 .

    Kevin Arnovitz (ESPN) has written an interesting article about what he heard at the Las Vegas Summer League, talking to NBA general managers, front-office execs, coaches, scouts and analytics staff. Here is one comment :

    “Heavy investment in player health and medical services was widely cited by coaches and general managers as the most intensive area of growth over the past year or two. Laggards in 2015 would’ve been regarded as cyborg organizations even four years ago in a league in which the majority of teams have an analytics department, medical staffs well-steeped in preventative training and optical technology tracking player movements. …

    But the most curious organizations are already looking for the next place where they can gain a competitive advantage on the league, and most feel that realm is injury maintenance, the ability to get a player back to 90 or 95 percent quickly and safely.”

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13262777/buzz-las-vegas-summer-league

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is another comment from the Kevin Arnovitz article :

    “Versatility is the name of the game,” Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says. “In the Finals there were a bunch of basketball players on the court. That’s what the league is looking for — players who can do many things and guard many positions.”

    Don’t get Coach Spo wrong — upside, length and athleticism are all still coveted attributes. But more and more, scouts and basketball ops people are looking for specific ready-made skills and, above all, guys with a willingness to learn and fit into a culture.”

    See : http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13262777/buzz-las-vegas-summer-league

  • Yellow

    Frank is really funny. He looks like Manu Ginoboli minus the receding hairline…lol

  • Brent Yen

    And he 3pt shooting has improved every yr. Mark price is a great shooter, I think KHuang will like him…lol HOU did try to change how Lin shoots. I believe more or less the team will try to do it.

  • blubell

    Off the bench 🙂

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  • Jedi

    Well I saw the instagram. Jordan Hill said it in a calm, low voice…not really in any bitter way. Just kinda ‘that’s how it is’ attitude. So I wouldn’t say he fought back. Just giving reporters a tidbit.

    Not quite like Dwight telling everyone to flee from LA!! LOL

  • Yellow

    If Curry can be a franchise player, I don’t see any reason Jeremy can’t be one in the foreseeable future. 😉

  • KHuang

    Hi guys, I’m back.

    psalm234 invited me back, so here I am.

    My thoughts on Lin’s signing:
    1) Lin should have held out for more money.
    NonAsian players of his same or less statistical production are earning about $10 million a year (i.e. Danny Green who scored less points in many more minutes at $10 million while playing the same SG position as Lin). Even if Lin had only this offer, he should’ve tried to get more money. I blame not Lin’s agent, but Lin himself for accepting too low a contract. But I understand that there are factors that affect Lin that I don’t know about, so it’s probably just fine.

    2) Using Lin as a backup is going to implode the Hornets unless they start him.
    NBA starters get uncomfortable when a starting caliber highly producing veteran is artificially benched behind them. They get increasingly frustrated and take their frustrations out on that player but especially the COACH. In Lin’s case, the 2nd unit he’s getting is going to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) producing offensive and defensive units in the NBA while the starters will continue to rank 30th out of 30 teams on offense. That will create strife of the same sort that tore apart NY, Houston, and LA when Lin was there. I don’t see the coaches and GM being able to handle this properly in their contract year.

    3) Lin’s going to PLAY GREAT.
    In Lin’s 6th year, this is the first time ever that Lin has played for a coach and GM that actually wanted him. It’s also the first time Lin’s playing in a true modern day offense and defense in his career. Even if Lin’s teammates tried to freeze him out on offense, they could not because the Charlotte court spacing system with its cuts and screens would prevent that. And on defense, Charlotte with its attacking jump switching mentality is not going to leave Lin stranded to fight two or three guys on the perimeter with no help like on all of Lin’s previous teams. While there’ll be plenty of chances for Lin (or any other player) to be left stranded, it won’t happen like in Lin’s past. Lin’s going to DOMINATE in this modern system.

    4) Charlotte’s playoff hopes depend on Lin.
    The starting lineup last year lacked dribble penetration due to lack of athleticism in the backcourt and SF. This year, that got worse and not better with Lance Stephenson gone and replaced by Nicholas Batum who can’t dribble. The only way to solve this is to add a proven dribble penetrator to the starting lineup that can also pass effectively – in short, an ALL STAR caliber player. That player is LIN and Lin only. Nobody else on the Hornets can crack a NBA defense off the dribble, and that’s why the Hornets cannot complete passes to heavily guarded guys.

    5) Whatever combo of players are around Lin, they’re going to benefit from his game.
    Charlotte’s talent is bunched up on the 2nd unit where they have size, scoring, and experience. The starters lack athleticism, don’t have great fundamentals, and don’t play well as a unit. Add Lin to either group and the players will do well.

    6) Cho and Clifford might not survive this if the team does well.
    If the Lin Hornets make the playoffs, Michael Jordan will be sorely tempted to bring in a “real” coach and “real” GM to “advance” the Hornets in the playoffs next year. I could easily see Jordan hiring in a coach like Tom Thibodeau and a GM like ex Golden State Lin hater Larry Riley to “bring in superstar talent”. If that happens, Lin would be forced to leave town next season even if he signs his 2nd year player option.

  • Rzo Vlade

    regarding number 6

    I really dont care for the hornets LOL!!!!!!! I see this hornets thing as a stop gap for jlin……I am confident he will do well theres no superstar on this team…..hornets are nothing to brag trash for yrs. LOL!!!!!! after this jlin will look for championship team….I am betting spurs when manu retire

  • KHuang

    It’s garbage that Frank Kaminsky was trashed for being drafted #9.

    He really should’ve been drafted #3 overall behind Towns and Okafor, especially since Kaminsky is significantly more NBA ready than either of them.

    Frank Kaminsky already has demonstrated in Summer League that he’s going to be an intelligent perimeter player in the NBA. What nobody knows is what he’ll do if his first scoring options are taken away. Given that Kaminsky had great counter options in the post, it’s highly likely that he’ll adjust to NBA perimeter defenses right away. And I’m not worried about Kaminsky defensively, he looks like he’s ready to compete. Right now Kaminsky is more tough than he is fast, but NBA conditioning will get him moving quickly too.

    I wrote on the other forum that Frank Kaminsky is like combining the best aspects of Chandler Parsons, Donatas Motiejeunas, and Terrence Jones into one super player!

  • KHuang

    A team like Charlotte that was ranked 30th out of 30 teams on offense is a team that DESPERATELY needs the 2012-2013 starting Houston point guard for the NBA’s #1 ranked offense!

  • grover chang

    Kobe will find in time his greatest legacy is not his basketball career but his family. Unfortunately he sacrifices a lot of time away from home for basketball. For his sake hopefully he retires soon.

  • Rzo Vlade

    the only thing that I am very skeptics is his nickname FRANK THE TANK…. its seems a players nickname that fits the sixers

  • Brent Yen

    Welcome back KH!

  • al

    I think Lin will opt out next year and negotiate a new Long term deal with the hornets . One year is not enough to find out how good he will be.

  • DaBoss

    No, no, no! Frank the Tank is great!

    Check out this vid …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chRxtvfaIDk at 2:40

    Jlin has a new youtube video partner!

  • DaBoss
  • Dan Cohen

    No, don’t come back.. you will get banned by other again!!! lol That tells you how messed up the banning system on this site is..or was. Guess you made the other site more alive. ..so this site needs that too.

  • Maknusia

    totally…thats one thing that should not be missed!

  • Maknusia

    Khuang was not banned…he left on his choice, after a disagreement

  • Dan Cohen

    No, he said that he was told to leave this site. by someone.. i think I know who, but ain’t gonna mention names. Why was he told to leave, because from what I know he spoke the truth and some one here say he is not a lin fan (who by definition should worship lin like a god) or a troll..AND that person i believe was a mod. So mod abuses powers too.

  • Maknusia

    Let bygone be bygone…cheers mate

  • Dan Cohen

    Regarding number 6, I just don’t understand why would anyone change the coaching staff after they win a championship??!!! It’s working why break it. If Jordan does that.. it’s again eye tests and they might fail.
    Like I said, if something is working fine and great, why break it.

  • Maknusia

    If the fit is as what Lin expected to be, I dont see any reason for Lin to leave…they could make the team with the right role players…running for a deep playoff teams. Lin and Kemba or whoever (if the choose to trade) could back Hornets another GSW.

    Lin could easily fit into SCurry or KThompson’s role

  • Maknusia

    <<1) Lin should have held out for more money. NonAsian players of his same or less statistical production are earning about $10 million a year (i.e. Danny Green who scored less points in many more minutes at $10 million while playing the same SG position as Lin). Even if Lin had only this offer, he should've tried to get more money. I blame not Lin's agent, but Lin himself for accepting too low a contract. But I understand that there are factors that affect Lin that I don't know about, so it's probably just fine.
    >>

    I dont blame either one of them, Lin knows, the NBA so called critics and his market perception is not the reality, he would rather have a reboot with lower salary so that he wont be claimed as over-rated and prove his point.

  • TTNN

    Oh, god, I’m so nervous that you will say Lin will get DNPed again. I guess I got that damage and would be hard to recover. And I still hate you for predicting that though.

    But, anyway, welcome back. After another year of mistreatment, I think both Lin and Lin fans are getting stronger, and I think Lin would start to learn to trust himself more, and fight for opportunities that belongs to him. I think at Rockets he was trying to sacrifice for the team, which end up he becomes the only one that gives up, I could see him be more assertive this season and really fighting for his own sake.

    On the other hand, I like the situation in Hornets that they are in a win now mentality, the coach need to win for his next contract, the GM need to win for his stability, and as long as winning is the only goal, Lin would have his chance.

  • Rzo Vlade

    I want jlin to win rings hes not going to get it in hornets…

  • Maknusia

    2) Using Lin as a backup is going to implode the Hornets unless they start him.

    Agree, but if the Coaching staff are truth to their word, that is, Lin playing both the 2nd unit and along side wit Kemba, I see Lin carrying the team much further. Else, I do agree, the bench would be top 5

  • TTNN

    I hope he is strong enough to defend int he post, he is obviously long enough and fast enough.

  • Maknusia

    me too, bu its too early to see how the team chemistry is…I agree with Lin, chemistry and scarifies are more important than talent

  • DaBoss

    I like the guy already after seeing him play! Shared this with another poster, but check these out – Frank the Tank will have great chemistry with Jlin both on and off the court!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chRxtvfaIDk at 2:38

    http://btn.com/2015/06/22/video-former-wisconsin-star-frank-kaminsky-stars-in-jc-penny-ad/
    (you’ve changed, bro!)

    http://thebiglead.com/2015/05/26/frank-kaminsky-used-a-deodorant-commercial-to-share-his-fathers-soccer-insult/

  • Acbc

    Good to have you. Back!

  • Maknusia

    7) And welcome back, mate

  • Guest

    Mine is overcut.

  • KHuang

    That’ll wreck the chemistry even further if Lin occasionally plays with Kemba.

    The bench players will look at the starters playing better with Lin and think to themselves “If I got into the game as a starter with Lin, I’d play better than the other starters”. Then the starters notice that and then you have an all out chemistry problem like what Lin had on NY, Houston, and LA. And it doesn’t matter who the coach is because it’s a player issue.

    The only solution is to start Lin properly.

  • KHuang

    If Lin got DNP’d on this Charlotte team, it would because the team was doing so great in a game that he was rested by the coaching staff.

    It’s a totally different dynamic from Houston and Charlotte where the coaches were trying to DNP a benched Lin mainly for being Asian but also being a bench player who was creating a massive chemistry problem by constantly outplaying the starters.

  • Maknusia

    lol..picture please…is there any any midcut?

  • KHuang

    Nah, I’m OK here now.

    So are you.

  • TTNN

    thanks, though a lot more uncertainty there in Hornets, but I still trust Lin will have his shine.

  • Maknusia

    I dont think they will start Lin at this point (early in the season), but I guesstimate that he gets to play about 10-16min with Kemba

  • Acbc

    Totally agree. How did GSW rebuild? It starts with a team culture. Add good pieces like kaminsky. Build a winning season, then build on top of that. That’s how Rox got Howard.

    Lin can make everyone around him better and this team already has enough pieces to make the playoffs next year. I can see FAs coming to charllett next year.

  • KHuang

    Agree.

    Batum is even less capable of playing SF than Lance Stephenson, and MKG is totally overrated and brick handed.

    If Kemba Walker had Lin’s ability to get past his man anytime he wanted, Batum and MKG could thrive off the gaps created by their defenders abandoning them to guard Lin. But Walker is NOT Lin.

    To me, Walker is actually an unselfish player FORCED to play selfish. That’s because Walker is too unathletic to shoot over his man or drive around him. Walker thus has to drive wildly to get his man and other defenders to guard him closely enough to free up passing lanes to other players. It makes it look like Walker’s trying to shoot even though Walker’s actually trying to decoy defenders out of the heavily guarded passing lanes.

    Based on Walker’s history even at UCONN, he’s actually a PASS FIRST point guard who’s been forced to hurl himself like a flaming kamikaze plane at opposing defenses because opponents regard him so lightly that they clog his passing lanes and simply let him shoot!

    Whenever Walker plays against a weak defender like Patrick Beverley that Walker can routinely use and abuse any time he wants, Walker looks like this crazy All Star genius who scores, passes, and wins!

    This is the opposite of Lin who is so potent at scoring that opponents routinely guard him with two guys even if he doesn’t have the ball. Since guarding a single Lin with two opponents frees up one of Lin’s teammates ever time Lin’s on the court, that creates passing opportunities all over the court for Lin’s guys whether Lin has the ball or not!

  • Maknusia

    exactly…if Hornets and Lin fits well, both trusting each other, I could see a rebuild similar to GSW, and going to Championship in 3 years.

  • Guest

    Here.

  • KHuang

    This is why I predict HEAVY LOSING up front in the first part of the season as the coaches give the current starters every chance to win the games on their own merits without Lin’s help.

  • KHuang

    If I were Lin I’d rather have sat out the season than become the most underpaid free agent in NBA history.

  • KHuang

    No he couldn’t.

    Lin draws too many defenders, far more than either Curry or Thompson does.

    That would completely mess up Golden State’s spacing, and Lin would get blamed for that.

  • KHuang

    That’s only if Lin GETS TO START.

    If he doesn’t, it’ll be another NY or LA or Houston COLLAPSE.

  • Maknusia

    lol…potential of joining Starwars!

  • Maknusia

    yup…totally

  • KHuang

    Absolutely Kaminsky is strong and big and smart enough to defend the post.

    More importantly, can Kaminsky intelligently cover defensive perimeter switches at the 3 point line?

    Post defensive toughness is so overrated in today’s perimeter oriented NBA anyway. There are hardly any inside scorers in today’s NBA, and Charlotte has one of them in Al Jefferson.

    Coaches like Byron Scott who emphasize post defense as the most important part of defending current NBA teams are always LOSING coaches.

  • Spot

    My opinion:

    Hornets should close games with:

    Lin Walker Lamb Batum (Hawes) Zeller (Hawes). I would’ve liked a more athlethic player who can roll to the basket who’s also a shotblocker. Do you think Zeller is enough? I don’t like Jefferson, especially if you want to run

  • Steppen03

    Agreed. If this Hornets team is the new coming Hawks team – why move ? It’s not easy for Lin to play his best if he just keep moving around… Plus the uncertainty – doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be better fit. Hope MJ is getting smarter as an owner and learn from past mistakes. Who’s to say coach Clifford cannot be a great coach. If he truly respects Lin’s abilities and view him as the X factor for winning then he’s a great coach in my book.

  • KHuang

    I would close a tight game with:

    Lin, Lamb, Batum, Kaminsky, and Jefferson.

    Personally, I haven’t seen much Cody Zeller. I know that he’s absolutely an athletic player that can roll to the basket and block shots. But can he make the right decisions even to get into position to make those plays? I don’t know.

    Jefferson has two major things going for him: he’s physically strong enough to not be bullied on defensive rebounding, and he’s also able to score against anyone in today’s NBA. Those are traits I want in my players in crunch time.

  • real-dsb

    I think Frank will be able to hold his own. He’s obviously not a traditional “power” forward and super athletic, but he’s a smart defender, and he played good defense in college without fouling. And the NBA trend these days is towards stretch 4. Heck, even Paul George is going to play PF.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    That’s what I’m hoping for, that Kemba is actually an unselfish, team player, who was only forced into taking a lot of shots due to the lack of offensive firepower on his team. And that with the addition of the new players, Kemba is willing to take a step back and let them have the ball. Then this would be a pretty good team in the EC.

  • real-dsb

    Barea gets a bigger contract after DeAndre decommitment. Originally agreed to 2 yr, $5.7M. Now is 4 yr, $16M.

    I wonder how much Lin would have gotten from Dallas after the DeAndre decommitment.

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/13267292/mavs-barea-cashes-thanks-jordan-snub

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree here…If Lin were to do good in Charlotte, let’s say 14PPG and about 5 AST, and the team made it to the playoff, I believe Lin would prefer to stay instead of going to another team with unknown factor that could be similar to Houston Rockets.

    Lin would rather stay in a place where he’s been successful than leave and go to a place with uncertainty…

    I still believe Lin career would had been in a better trajectory if he had stayed with the Knicks where he had sucess and the fan loved him instead of going to Houston with many uncertainties…

    James Harden is a point guard and completely took Lin’s spot and the ball away from him…Carmelo is a small forward and could not marginalize Lin on the level that Harden did….Carmelo still needed Lin to bring the ball upcourt and pass it to him….James Harden did not need Lin to do that since he could do it himself…This is why MacHale had no problem benching Lin since Harden could also handle the ball and bring it up.

  • Dan Cohen

    he will

  • Dan Cohen

    zero

  • blubell

    Rick Carlisle deserves a better roster.

  • CJSHYY

    Cuban is still cheap. Raptors paid Cory Joseph 7M for backup PG. Looks like Mav is really going to pay cheap for PG position.

  • Welcome back, KHuang 🙂

    On #1 issue of JLin signing w CHA. JLin himself might not be too happy with taking such low salary but I think overall JLin’s agents did a great job to wait until the last second not to commit to the Mavs with equally low salary in a 3 yr S&T scenario. The more I think about it, the worse condition JLin will get trapped in the Mavs where Parsons is the designated Point Forward blessed by Mark Cuban. That’s a definite role player in such low salary for 3 years!

    On #2 issue of using JLin as a backup, I get the sense that Coach Clifford really wants to experiment with playing JLin/Kemba/Al on the floor a lot especially to close games because the spacing will be great to get easier points for everyone. But JLin can’t rock the boat to unseat Kemba so Rich Cho & Coach Clifford announced JLin to be backup PG but sent the message to play JLin a lot as 1 and 2. I think it’s very wise for them to do so.

    I really like the small-town feel & how GM/coach ensure trust/transparency.
    I would hate to be discussing how Lin has to keep Parsons happy w/o having DJ in the Mavs.
    I think JLin made the best choice at the moment he decided. Let’s hope Coach Clifford can really develop him, plus keeping the team chemistry strong with all players.

    With 1 yr playing great, Lin would have plethora of options everywhere w/ great market value

  • blubell
  • KHuang

    Lin would have gotten $0.00

  • KHuang

    No he doesn’t.

    Should’ve pushed for Lin.

  • Chopz

    I don’t know about sitting out the whole season, but i was pretty pissed off about that contract.

  • JoeTeam

    Hi KHuang welcome back. I don’t always agree with you, but I like to read what you post.

    Lin made a brave choice, to invest in himself for a huge win in about 1 – 2 years. He’s getting into his prime, so if people won’t naturally invest in him the way he wants, then he will take a pay cut to invest in himself. So it’s not the same as DGreen – I love the guy good for him.

    Lin has made the choice to choose to be able to play the way his fans love seeing – the good bball, the team wins, the high fives, goggle eyes, and jump bumps – smiles all around.

    We can rejoice that JLin is willing to pay $3m a year or more to see us that happy, and I hope however this stuff shakes out, it’s a breakthrough. JLin’s upside is again his long term platform, and he’s already left a lot of endorsement money on the table so this is just another form of sacrifice.

    For what I do in my profession, I’m taking a lesson too – it’s worth it to discover our freedom by buying into our own contract lol.

  • wu kong

    just throwing this out there… what if this is an audition for the spurs to take over Ginobli’s spot?

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Welcome back! Thank you Psalm for inviting Khuang back. I have tons of respect for people with basketball knowledge even if their views sometime differ from my own. Khuang definitely has knowledge and tons to contribute.

  • Josie Chang

    happy to see you back here.. always enjoy your posts!!

  • JoeTeam

    This is an audition for freedom. JLin just paid to be free, and all he has to do is stay healthy and execute just like he’s done with NYK, saving 2 seasons for HOU, and igniting LAL 2nd unit to be the best or number 2.

    This young man has enough confidence to leave a few million on the table to test the world. I love it. The other side of confidence is his faith, and Faith. What a good example for me to learn from.

  • Acbc

    IMO, this track of logic must assume a weak coach that can’t control his players. This coach has backbone to bench a star player last season. This tells me that he has a strong sense of how to build a positive culture. If Walker is a pass first PG, I’m hoping that even as lin’s stature grows, he’ll want to do the right thing and build a strong team scoring culture like SAS and GSW.

  • real-dsb

    In case you’re wondering who he is like I was, his twitter bio says:

    “Writer for 704Sports, covering the Hornets. I tweet about the Panthers, Hornets, Hurricanes, Braves & US Soccer.”

  • Cookiemole

    I think after Deron appeared on the radar the Mavs decided they didn’t want Lin. Their loss.

  • Acbc

    Completely disagree. As an artist, you should know that you begin with the love to play. If you don’t play for an crowd, you might as well not exist. Unlike your art and craft, Lin has a shelf life and he needs to grow by competing against the best. Lin loves to play just as you love to play. Unlike you, he only has so long left to continue to grow. You could sit out like Prince for a year and it wouldn’t matter as much.but not for Lin.

  • JoeTeam

    Don’t forget, Lin was igniting the win attitude across the team, and that was hurting the org goals.

  • blubell

    Thanks. I should have added that tid bit 🙂

  • real-dsb

    It’s all about the increase in salary cap the next two years. If the salary cap were fixed for the next 5 years, I don’t think Lin would have taken a 1 yr $2M contract. Don’t worry, Lin will get PAID next year, more than Reggie Jackson

  • blubell

    Yes. of course 🙂

  • Arsenium12 .

    In addition, Josh Smith is owed $5.4 mil annually by Pistons through 2019-20 …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/621791108591267840

  • real-dsb

    DeAndre will be 4th wheel, LOL

  • TTNN

    not sure that would be the team Lin want to go to then, whole bunch of old player locked for long term, and they would have no flexibility and no hope. Looks like people on their roster are either come back from a major injury or on the other side of the curve, and yet, all those stars would pay no attention to Lin and might not respect him that much.

    I’m pretty sure Lin could see the money there when DJ is changing his heart, but he pretty much decided that’s not the money he want to get, and bound himself on it.

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    Sorry if this has already been posted. I just found this video now and seeing it for first time. They are interviewing Coach Clifford after Jeremy’s introduction. Coach speaking very highly of Lin and talking about a 9 player rotation. He talks about playing 9 guys so they can each have enough minutes and a chance to play well. Doesn’t like playing guys for 14 minutes or less because hard to play well in that situation. So who are the 9? =)

    http://www.nba.com/hornets/coach-clifford-media-availability-part-1-071315

  • Steppen03

    Glad Jeremy is not a Mav. Too much Cuban. Too much Parsons. The only player that’s deserving all the credits is Dirk. Been thinking about it: did the Mavs even made an offer for Lin?? P.Bev mentioned that CP’s been calling him for his service…
    Anyway, I’m glad Lin is not there… with or without DJ. It’s all about chemistry – not just adding DJ is gonna make them a great team. Lin is in better situation now. If he wins in Mavs team then the media’s reasons are CP, DJ, Dirk, coach, etc… If he wins in Hornets, he will definitely be the big factor.

  • Spot

    But kaminsky could be in trouble when other teams go small and play the likes of James and durant at PF.

    I see Kaminsky as a better version of Kevin Love, time will tell.

    With the double playmaker this team could’ve been perfect for D’Antoni.

  • CJSHYY

    Good. Hope he can help Clip to beat Rox.

  • BobbyH

    Glad to see you here again. We missed your invaluable basketball knowledge.

  • real-dsb

    sure, and agreed. I’m just wondering how much offer Lin would have gotten from a team that was actually under the cap.

  • real-dsb

    I think Love is a better offensive player and rebounder, but Kaminsky is better defender.

  • KHuang

    But this is a contract year for Steve Clifford and Rich Cho and if they offend the “stars”, they could be let go or even fired.

    It all depends on how much ownership caves into the players.

  • Spot

    He’s still a rookie 😀

    Of course Love is better now. I was saying Kaminski could be a better version of Love one day.

  • Spot

    So it’s Jeremy who helped Cho and not viceversa.

  • Spot

    I think the same. That’s why Clifford could be fired if Charlotte really wants to make play-off

  • blubell
  • blubell

    I think it was posted before but worth listening to again. Thanks!

  • KHuang

    I think Frank Kaminsky is flat out better than Kevin Love in all aspect of the game except volume shooting.

  • KHuang

    That day is NOW.

    Kaminsky is so much more fundamentally
    sound and well rounded.

  • zxcvb

    For now, based on his comments:

    Walker / Lin
    Batum / Lin / Lamb
    MKG / Batum / Lamb
    Zeller / Kaminsky / Batum [smallball]
    Jefferson / Hawes

  • zxcvb

    Dirk deserves better. Carlisle probably likes D-Will’s “veteran presence.”

  • zxcvb

    As soon as DJ decommited, Mavs no longer wanted Lin. They just wanted a cheap PG to stand in the corner and watch Parsons and Jordan attempt to play PnR.

  • Chopz

    Dwill was so bad, jerry sloan just quit basketball and never came back.

  • zxcvb

    I have serious doubts about Kemba. No one who shoots that much with such low %s can be unselfish. Even at UConn, his %s were weak. His numbers make Reggie Jackson’s shot selection look judicious. And he’s certainly not going to relinquish shots to the Asian guy.

    I think it’s telling that Batum and MKG both welcomed Lin immediately (and Kemba didn’t at all). Those guys are relieved to have a real, unselfish PG to play with. I agree that Kemba can’t feel comfy with Lin’s unselfish, high efficiency play and Clifford already talking about playing them together to maximize Lin’s minutes.

  • CaliUSMC

    Poppa Lin with the pimp cane

  • Steppen03

    Lin doesn’t need to start. That’s nonsense talking. He just need to play 30+ minutes and be one of the closers for the team. The main thing is getting the W for the team. And coach Cliff is not going to keep Jeremy on the bench because team is playing well. Lin IS Team. He will be one of the Big Three. This Is NOT Houston & LA – secret propagandas. Lin will be much more aggressive attacking the basket – not for himself, not for his contract – But for his Team and teammates to get the W. Take a hard look at coach Cliff and that’s made all the difference. First, McHale = Linsanity doesn’t exist (his mind is closed). Second, BScott = Tankers and Linsanity is dead. **The Hornets & Coach Cliff = We Need Linsanity. Honestly, what’s there to lose for them?. They have everything to gain when Lin shines. When Lin shines Is when Team shines also. Lin is All About the Team. No worries for Kemba because it’s Not about Kemba Vs Lin. It’s The Hornets Vs Playoff teams. Kemba will appreciate Lin’s help, All-Star performance. Kemba will look good too. They will create plays for each other (like Shump, Fields, Novak, JR.)

  • spiderman

    mom’s thought: “my boys are goofy”

  • TTNN

    Heard the Nets were talking to DAL about DW as early as DJ decided to go there, maybe that’s why DAL was never committed to Jeremy. If that’s true, Jeremy got lucky did not sign with them, then DW went, they could easily locked Lin up as a reserve in that situation.

  • webattorney

    True. But Charlotte is a good little town.

  • Phillycheese

    Competition for spots and time will make the good players play harder. The lazy players will soon quit. We’ll see who is who.

  • Rick Johnson

    Magic Mountain? Must back in Southern California.

    https://twitter.com/Geeselle/status/621808368626221056

  • CJSHYY

    So Lin is in LA?! Moving?

  • Steppen03

    Be realistic. Not saying I don’t want Lin to have “a” ring – that’ll be awesome. But I choose “Role” over “ring.” I was happy when The Rockets fell to the Blazers because … well, u know the rest of the story. What’s good if the championship team that Lin’s on de marginalized him? I prefer Jeremy have a career like Steve Nash than “Danny Green” with two rings. Not diss to Green – it’s just Jeremy’s game is not like Green.

  • Phillycheese

    Someone said it was more matter of fact than an opinion of good or bad. Wonder who he means by not being able to handleit. Some people handle a loud mouth differently.

  • blubell
  • blubell
  • blubell

    Or training with Nash?

  • blubell

    It’s an umbrella…. lol.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Maybe both… LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    His new hair really looks funny….LOL!

  • Rick Johnson

    He said in interview he was planning to work out with Nash when he got back. Perhaps that.

  • blubell

    All work and no play makes Jeremy a dull boy? lol. We don’t want that 🙂

  • blubell

    Jeremy said so himself in an interview… he’s working on it. we’ll see 🙂

  • Rick Johnson

    Complex SportsVerified account‏@Complex_Sports

    Jordan Hill on #Lakers: “All you hear is Kobe’s mouth…a lot of people can’t handle that” http://trib.al/oLUVhxj

    https://twitter.com/Complex_Sports/status/621776688079339520

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Hill should will not go back to Lakers again. LOL!

  • blubell

    This is one of the reasons why Jeremy holds his tongue. Someone else will eventually say something. Just like Parsons trashed the Rockets after he signed with Dallas.

  • KHuang

    Lin not starting will still blow up a team from the inside, even if he gets 30+ mpg.

    The whole problem is that Lin intimidates and unnerves his starters from the bench.

  • Phillycheese

    Too bad Kobe’s play can no longer back up his mouth. Players should start calling him grandpa.

  • blubell

    Let’s not insult grandpas…

  • CJSHYY

    Talk about Kobe, why he’s so quiet this summer? Maybe no Lin so no competition?! He was doing lots of practice last summer but not now? LOL! Well, he will be the king again & no one dare to say or do anything….

  • blubell

    He is still recovering from that shoulder injury/surgery. Can’t even shoot yet, I think.

  • Guest

    …what a failing photographer here.

  • CJSHYY

    I really want to know that can he play next season?

  • TK Wong

    glad you are back… appreciate your bb insight, take-no-prisoners opinions, and wit

  • JoeTeam

    IIRC Cody has very good moves with the ball. For a tall guy, he has good foot movement and ball handling.

  • yes, yes .. Lin is like Gru
    Let the minions do the job *muahaha* :]

  • He can play but I don’t think he can shoot anymore
    That’s why I have interest to follow the LA drama

  • Lin

    JJ Barea got 16 million while Lin is getting paid only 4 million. Man I wish Lin had waited.

  • Rick Johnson

    For 4 years. Better to do well and get back into Free Agency next year when cap jumps $20 Mil.

  • Lin

    True but I think mavs were desperate for pg and Lin could have got 7 to 8 million a year. Somewhere like 3 years 21 million with player option. DeAndre not signing with the mavs allowed them to overpay players. Matthews got 70 million lol and Barea got 16 million

  • takemeback2reaganyears

    He said it and did it, Lin looked for the right team and the right coach before the money.

  • Charlie S

    Maybe the photographer disagrees with the hair lol

  • sport

    Hill left Lakers already? Can’t wait to see what Nick Young has to say after he gets traded.

  • CJSHYY

    I guess what he cares the most now it’s the extend contract. Once he gets the $, you guys can start to tank….LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    I am glad Lin didn’t go to Mav bc he maybe will be a fake starting PG again. W CP wants to be a point-forward don’t think Lin can fully control the O. If so I doubt Lin can have good stats for next year’s contract. Hornets it’s good that will let him plays his game. Plus w Eastern Conf it’s more easy to make it to playoff. Now I really think Lin made the right choice.

  • KHuang

    Waited for what?

    There is no team that wanted Lin other than Charlotte.

  • Rick Johnson

    If CP wants the ball and be PF there might be some friction between him and DWill. DWill might not be as bad as Rondo but might be similar situation.

  • KHuang

    Impossible.

    Mavs have 4 point guards: Barea, Harris, Felton, and now Deron Williams. Where would Lin fit here, not that Dallas wanted Lin anyway?

    Spurs don’t want Lin at all and offered him nothing.

    Charlotte was a playoff team just two seasons ago. They easily could become one again, simply by adding Lin.

  • MoominFloren

    ….

  • KHuang

    With Smith’s declining athleticism and lack of fundamentals, I don’t know if he’s hurting or helping the Rockets by leaving them.

  • CJSHYY

    That’s why I am happy DW to be in Mav now bc he will sure fight w CP for point but not Lin…. Can’t wait for the drama in Mav. LOL!

  • KHuang

    Lin would’ve gotten his standard great stats on Dallas.

    Lin’s style is no longer dependent on teammates or coaches. He’ll GET HIS regardless of how badly he’s frozen out.

  • LW

    I think Lin has learned it’s more important to play the way he wanted instead of for money. In regards to money, he got that ‘ridiculous’ 15mil last year already, but he wasn’t really happy. All he needs is another perfect storm, and money will come naturally like after Linsanity.

  • KHuang

    I do kinda, but no team was going to offer Lin a better contract than Charlotte did.

    Besides, Lin has no business backing up JJ Barea who Lin has repeatedly stomped in games for the last 3 years!

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t know about that bc what Mav wants from a PG just do D & shoot 3P. That’s why before FA, they always said PB is their best fit PG.

  • Maknusia

    Yup NYK would have been great, but there was no offer sheet, hence he was left with no choice…to take the “ridiculous contract”

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. Hornets sure more likely to make it to playoff than Mav next season.

  • KHuang

    But Lin has been playing that exact role as a low usage 3D shooting guard for the last 3 seasons!

    Last year, Lin figured out ways to get more “garbage points” off defensive stops and rebounds and bailout passes and loose balls. The Lakers “froze” Lin out as a starter and he ended up with that 19 PER anyway!

    It doesn’t even matter which team joins, even it’s the Lakers with Russell and Clarkson and Randle and Kobe all hogging. Lin would GET HIS anyway!

  • MoominFloren

    Really want to see how the future point forward aka the youngest general manager aka the hottest model aka the greatest recruiter doing in this coming season.

    I hope Jordan can tell the media after defeating Dallas, “I don’t think Parsons is ready to be a franchise player”

  • KHuang

    Hill himself is one of the guys that can’t handle Kobe’s mouth.

    The Lakers’ struggles in free agency are primarily due to Kobe Bryant being so toxic.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    For those talks about Beverley vs Jeremy Lin.

  • David Kim

    but JJ got locked in 16 mils for 4 years. I believe Lin will get much better deal after next season.
    I think Lin would have got MLE from Hornets if he wanted to. i think Lin wanted shorter deal.

  • David Kim

    Harden just watching…..LOL

  • Infini

    While they completely ignore Jeremy, I did find this interesting if this is the view of Kemba:

    29. Yes, it is fair to say I have some concerns about the Frank Kaminsky era. Al Jefferson’s injury history, Kemba Walker’s inefficiency and an offense stuck in neutral don’t help.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/25241829/nba-offseason-power-rankings-warriors-top-dogs-dont-sleep-on-okc

    If this is the consensus, I can see why Lin was brought in. If he’s given a chance, he can thrive.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Welcome back Huang!

  • blubell

    Lol

  • Dan Cohen

    that can be because lin hasn’t show what he can do there yet.

  • Charlie S

    Signature Harden D

  • Jim Stinehart

    Houston fans are unhappy: Josh Smith up and left, and the Rockets have not added a good player. Lakers fans are unhappy: their vaunted #2 draft pick, Russell, is playing badly in summer league. Jeremy Lin fans are happy: sure, it’s low money for one year, but it’s a real chance for Jeremy to excel. Hornets fans are happy: they can’t believe they got Jeremy Lin on such a modest contract, and they actually like the exposure that Jeremy will bring to the low-profile Hornets. Hey guys, let’s enjoy this situation while it lasts.

  • Maknusia

    At least he is going what he is known for!…LOL you guys are bad and crazy!

  • Dan Cohen

    that’s only 1 play though. boo.

  • spiderman

    Haven’t watched Russell in summer league….

    Despite all the tanking efforts, not impressed with high draft picks in general…. supposed max contract “superstars” who aren’t very impactful IMO

  • CJSHYY

    Lin had not play any game for Hornets yet so there is not really anything they can talk about him. Hornets media like Lin that’s more important than these CBS. LOL!

  • blubell
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  • blubell

    He’s still watching…

  • TTNN
  • TTNN

    good, I’m curious about Kamba’s personality, looks like a pretty solid guy.

  • blubell
  • real-dsb

    I didn’t know Kemba was out 6 weeks with surgery on torn meniscus. After he returned in March, his % got even worse:
    March 34% fg, 28% 3pt
    April 36% fg, 23% 3pt
    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/w/walkeke02/splits/2015/

    The assumption is that his knee will fully heal over the summer and he can improve his shooting, but it’s not a given.

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Really JLin’s humor:-)

  • Brent Yen

    What was his %age b4 the injury?

  • linspiredinla

    You know this for a fact?

  • JLin Fan from Australia
  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Both D’angelo Russel and Emmanuel Mudiay played horriby in Summer League; nobody gives a damn.
    Jeremy had a terrific Summer League comparing to them.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is quick and he could blow by anyone.

  • CJSHYY

    So these two are supposed to be good for this year’s PGs? Well, don’t know too much about Mudiay but Russell is bad after watched some of his summer League games.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    To the media, turnovers only matter when Jeremy made them.

  • Maknusia

    Thats aint fair…no english caption?!!! :((

  • blubell
  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Sorry. I know. If this is being translated. It will lose the humor side of things:-)

  • MoominFloren
  • Briiick

    Welcome back Huang ! Your posts are the most insightful ones in terms of BB.

  • LAJane

    Happy to see you here again! …thanks Psalm234 🙂

  • zxcvb

    But he was 39/33 the year before after being 42/32 before that (a decline!). He’s simply a bad shooter and finisher. Even in college he was 43/33 during his final year.

    There’s no real basketball reason Lin shouldn’t be starting over Kemba. But with MJ giving Walker that big extension last year, there’s nothing Lin can do about it…for now. If Jeremy is allowed to play his game for 26-30mpg, I think Clifford will have the momentum to reconsider. But that’ll be a few months into the season.

  • zxcvb

    Mudiay has been okay, though inconsistent. He’ll be a good PG in time. Not great, but good.

    Russell is a total mess in every single game. Take the name off his jersey and he looks like a guy who doesn’t belong on a D-League team, much less starting for an NBA team. I questioned his shaky form on his jumper and sure enough, even his “elite” shooting is nowhere to be found. It’s only Summer League, but man, he just looks totally overwhelmed. Past struggling stars at least looked like they were comfortable (even if they missed shots).

    Okafor, by contrast, looks fantastic. He even showed a few jumpers here and there. Too bad Philly won’t have a good PG to feed him. He’ll probably win ROY by averaging 18/8 on so-so efficiency, but he has the skills to be a poor man’s Duncan…which is still perennial All-Star caliber.

  • Yellow

    Wow, that’s super nice and cute!
    Maybe Jeremy would consider sponsor some of these shows to help promote bball among young kids. 🙂

  • real-dsb

    thanks for the recap!

  • real-dsb

    Gotta respect his diligence watching film on players. If everyone simply did that, Lin’s skills would speak for themselves.

  • real-dsb

    who’s coaching Lakers summer league? Scott or an assistant coach?

  • steven ko

    Mark Madsen, assistant coach and head of analytics…

  • real-dsb

    Summer league update:
    – Towns, Okafor, Kaminsky look fantastic, ready to contribute right away
    – Porzingis, Mudiay, Turner showing potential
    – Russell and Winslow struggled a lot. May take a lot longer for them to adjust to NBA game.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2015/7/16/8978299/nba-summer-league-2015-karl-towns-kristaps-porzingis-dangelo-russell

  • real-dsb

    thanks!

  • Yellow

    Add 12FTA and 12FTM, 52pts, TS%102.8%
    I’m crazy but in a good way… *.*

  • Yellow

    Is the vid of Jeremy, Joey Yung and Tawainese, HK stars bball game held in Jeremy’s recent Beijing trip released yet?

  • real-dsb

    (Tongue in cheek)

    Jim Tanner had a pretty crappy offseason:

    Luke Ridnour – traded 3 times within 24 hrs, 4 times within a week, and then waived altogether.
    Tim Duncan – 2 yr $10M
    Jeremy Lin – 2 yr $4M

    http://basketball.realgm.com/info/agent_clients/Jim-Tanner/5

  • Grace Nsns

    Not yet. Via JeremyLin BaiduBar, tonight the TV show featured Lin Dan, the most famous badminton player. Lin’s episode might be 2/3 weeks away.

  • K. P. Chan

    Really well said, Psalm! Thanks for putting this whole thing in perspective.

  • K. P. Chan

    Another well-thought out assessment, Joe Team!

  • Whitman Lam

    The Law Offices of Tanner and Associates charges clients by the hour, so I doubt they care if their clients get max contracts or veteran min.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Maybe Lin should had sat down with the Knicks..If he had done that, a sheet would had probably been offered….Apparently, some bad blood was forming…Lin, himself, probably didn’t like what Carmelo had to say about the Houston contract so that probably swayed him to cut off communication with the Knicks.

  • Dan Cohen

    so stoopid for players to do that.

  • Dan Cohen

    That.is.the.same.size.as.Lord.of.the.Rings.movie.
    What did he watch!!!??

  • Dan Cohen

    I think it’s because he really want to know who is this Jeremy Lin guy who is now on their team. That way he can talk about him knowledgably.

  • Dan Cohen

    yeah, seems like it so far..
    wonder why he was surprise about the signing… maybe he didn’t think they could get him due to salary caps.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m of the opinion D’Angelo is not a point guard….He’s more of a shooting guard who can handle the ball a bit with some good passing skills.

    In today’s NBA, Russell lacks the elite ball-handling and quick first step to get pass his man consistently.

    Also, he’s also not a “Run n Gun” fast paced point guard…He seems to prefer a slower pace..that’s probably because he’s not quick and fast off the dribble.

    Mudiay has looked much better than Russell, but I didn’t see him knock a single jump shot…The scouts are right, he really need to work on his jump shot…BUT unlike Russell, he had no problem driving past his marker to get to the rim…Quicker first step and much better ball-handling.

    At this point, the best I can say about Russell is he’ll be a project…I doubt he can produce for the Lakers right away..He should be coming off the bench for now and maybe start him in the final 20 games, just like they did with Clarkson last year.

  • Phillycheese

    I think agents get fixed opercentage of contract. Not hourly charges.

  • Phillycheese

    When Lin got the injury, he was pretty crap. So no wonder Walker had a rough season.

  • Dan Cohen

    lol at first I thought they were dwardf

  • Phillycheese

    But very detail analysis, especially describing the defenders hands and Lin’s use of his body to protect the ball.

  • Dan Cohen

    hahah that’s cute

  • KL

    Enjoyed reading Khuang’s views and the ensuing discussion.I totally agree that the Hornets best lineup would be Lin – Lamb – Batum – Kaminsky – Jefferson.

    I also agree that the big question this season is the chemistry between Lin and Kemba. Us Lin fans have grown to be a bit wary and battle hardened.

    Lin had already faced off with an All Star in Carmelo, an MVP candidate in Harden and then a Hall of Famer in Bryant.

    Kemba is completely at a different (lower) level than those guys. Will he be a team player? I know Lin will play a team game. I suppose we will just have to wait and see.

    Overall I am cautiously optimistic. At least we have a coach who expressed his admiration for Lin after already having a job. Unlike one coach who claimed to be a fan of Lin (who had just been traded for) hoping to score points for his job interview.

  • Rzo Vlade

    kaminsky jefferson = open layup

    it should be kaminsky zeller = decent def

  • Dan Cohen

    coach should know how to fix certain players. he benched lance, no?
    one thing if you notice is that I think gm and coach recruit players based on their personality too..
    I haven’t seen much ego on that team..so far.. but then nba is competitive.so u don’t know if ppl will get jealous if lin gets good attn. I know harden was jealous and wants to established himself as the man when he got here. Now you see that once he is the man, he is a more willing passer.

  • KL

    I think the Hornets have good team defence given their coach. I will go with more options on offence. Lin has worked well with a lot of post players, Tyson Chandler, Omer Asik … more recently Davis, Boozer. I think he can work something out with Jefferson.

  • Rzo Vlade

    jefferson is a bad deffender all of his carrer he is slow footed it will be open lay up if he is with frank

  • KL

    Harden definitely had issues man. But to me McHale was the real culprit. I think Jeremy was right to prioritise having a good coach.

  • KL

    I think the team defensive scheme covers up for Al’s slow footedness. Anyway, Jeremy can help him no? Jeremy is a good help defender. To be fair I have not seen enough of Zeller to compare.

  • Rzo Vlade

    jefferson is a post player…..bad pick and roll partner he stagnate hornets oiffense and play bad defense…….zeller is a hustle player can run alhletic and can pick and pop from time to time and he has a good defense…………….thats why its jefferson + zeller or kaminsky + zeller………you dont put kaminsky and jefferson in the same floor…..or trade jefferson for a deffensive center

  • Weifang

    wow, this is the most relaxed Lin in front of the camera I have ever seen. Coach part is quite funny.
    I remember during Linsanity, Tyson Chandler said Jeremy is funny, but hard to describe, you have to be with him to understand. I think this video shows some of those with subtlety.

    Thanks @jlin_fan_from_australia:disqus

  • Dan Cohen

    he always thinks it’s the coach, which is true. He told his HS coach, that sorry he cannot play for a coach who he didn’t trust (stanford coach). So he went to harvard because of the trust he got from them.

  • Grace Nsns

    Then he almost left Harvard for some other school by the end of the 1st year, lol
    Lucky him to have run into coach Tommy Amaker by that time.

  • Dan Cohen

    oh did he? why?

  • kittyhead

    Dont forget Ellington-1 year, 1.5M with the Nets…smh

  • KHuang

    Not necessarily.

    Charlotte’s intense trapping defense which was 6th in the NBA is the best at hiding defensive player’s weaknesses.

    Besides, this is the NBA where the most critical thing nowadays is guards stopping dribble penetration. When Lin’s out there, NOBODY in the entire NBA gets past him on the bounce (not even Lebron or Durant). If Lin stops his guy, that eases pressure on the bigs.

    Kaminsky was an excellent defender in college, Jefferson is an average defender in the NBA at worst.

  • KHuang

    Totally disagree.

    Jefferson has played on teams with TERRIBLE defensive players.

  • KHuang

    Once again, totally disagree.

    Historically, Jefferson has not played with good guards. Put him with a GREAT guard like Lin and he’ll defend and play pick and roll.

    Zeller is athletic, but he’s also clueless and a bit stone handed. Just because he’s willing doesn’t mean he has actual skills.

    Kaminsky has the whole package already. He’s ready to compete right away.

  • KHuang

    This is the NBA where starters ALWAYS lash out against a quality bench player who should be starting.

    It doesn’t even matter if that bench player is the greatest team guy ever.

    Starters don’t like it when a bench guy is clowning them.

    Just look at LA. Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price and Jordan Hill were OK with Lin when Lin was starting. The instant Lin went to the bench, Bryant started lashing out and Price started freezing out and Hill started refusing to run plays with Lin.

    Then when Lin was started with Price due to an injury to Ellington, Price gladly passed to Lin. Same thing with how Hill started to run plays with Lin in midseason once Hill himself was benched.

    In the NBA, personal animosity is the main thing that gets players ejected and executived fired. It’s NEVER the lack of performance.

    There is NO WAY that Kemba or any of the starters will appreciate Lin while Lin comes off the bench. It’s gonna be all out war again until Lin starts.

  • KHuang

    Coaches can save their own butts by not benching All Star caliber players who badly outplay the starters.

    Other than that, there really isn’t much coaches can do.

  • KHuang

    If Lin had a coach like Clifford in Houston, Lin and Harden would be smiling together as they posed on Wheaties boxes as the “NBA’s Best Championship Winning Backcourt”.

  • KHuang

    The first Harvard coach HATED Lin and took Lin only because there was no other decent player available.

    Then the next year, Harvard auditioned a bunch of coaches. Lin had a huge input. Amaker totally blew everybody away and indeed was the perfect choice.

  • fire9flyer

    .

  • Chopz

    Kobe was gonna chew Lin out regardless if he was starter or coming off the bench, its kobe.

  • TTNN

    Jefferson is too slow and ball hog, I’m more worried about his offense and clog the lane. Hornets was still pretty good defensively last season with AI.

  • KHuang

    Kobe is the craziest player in the NBA.

    He goes after all his teammates whether they’re starting or not.

    Still, his respect for Lin was much higher when Lin was starting.

  • Maknusia

    Thats true…they get paid about 3-4% of the player contract

  • KHuang

    Jefferson was forced to ballhog because Kemba Walker couldn’t create offensively due to being too unathletic to shoot over people or drive around them.

    Put Jefferson with his first scoring point guard ever in Lin and Jefferson won’t hog as much. Or if he does, he’ll SCORE and that’s even better!

  • Maknusia

    True…I’m happy to see such professionalism

  • KHuang

    I called it right not just on Russell who I called a strong likelihood to be a bust, but Justice Winslow who I wrote had “bust written all over him.”

    Winslow is a short undersized small forward who can’t dribble, shoot, defend, or pass. In college he overwhelmed opponents with athleticism, but that won’t work in the NBA where Winslow is an average athlete at best.

  • KHuang

    Mudiay doesn’t have as much game as people think.

    He’s slow by NBA standards and lacks fundamentals. He’s sort of like a poor man’s Tyreke Evans.

    Okafor has the skills to be a rich man’s Tim Duncan, which is essentially saying he could become the next Duncan. But it’ll take several years because Okafor still has a lot of physical growing to do. By the time he fully grows into his body, he’ll be looking for a contract elsewhere.

  • KHuang

    When NBA defenses face Mudiay, his first step and quickness will disappear.

    Mudiay just isn’t that athletic by NBA standards.

    Mudiay is not like Jeremy Lin who blasted by even the hyperathletic John Wall at will in Summer League. Anybody like Lin who can overpower the NBA’s most athletic PG in Wall, that guy is a true athletic STUD.

    Compare Lin’s dominating Summer League performances (not just in the Wall game) against that of these “lottery stars. Then one sees how much more talented Lin was than any of these guys.

  • Dan Cohen

    zamm .so it is like a hiearchy…
    So it IS confirmed that it’s like how I make it analogous to any company, but with more cutthroat competition and politics!

  • wu kong

    just want to give everyone a heads up.. a reporter in Charlotte Rick Bonnell@rick_bonnell ‘s father died. I was amazed to see him post this very thoughtful reply after he had the news about his father: Just saying this guy deserves some sympathy and from here on out he has my respect. wow just wow

  • Yellow

    Thanks Grace. So we need to be a bit patient and wait for another 2-3 week.. 🙂

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  • Guest

    What a bunch of cuties!

  • Dan Cohen

    and thus the reason why coaches sometimes hate to flipflop starters and bench players.
    but BS did it anyways bc they’re tanking.

  • Guest

    Time for you to start learning some Mandarin. God is calling! Do it.

  • Yellow

    KHuang, appreciate your insights, as always. Good to have you back.

    Jeremy is politically correct to respect Kemba’s game when interviewed but he needs to know when to formalise his starter role so that he can help the Hornets win more games and make lots of noice in the playoffs?

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  • Guest

    Good, good.
    Before I even read it, I already knew I gonna agree with him.

  • Maknusia

    Thats nice of him….looking forward!

    I read he is a freelance writer…anything more about him?

  • Rick Johnson

    Joy Jeng
    ‏@Loveforlife0323
    To conclude the triumph of Plao Alto High, @JLin7’s dad quoted “To win a championship is not by the height but by your heart”.
    https://twitter.com/Loveforlife0323/status/622082653932523520

  • Linzen

    That’s how Lin sees us! 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    Under a good coach, it’s not 100% that the starter/sub policies would be detrimental – example Pops. Also, GSW didn’t have any start-2nd unit issues this past year either. It takes a good leader in a coach to sort that stuff out.

  • blubell

    Jeremy is very blessed to have such supportive and loving parents.

  • blubell

    The Lakers, Rockets & Pistons are among the teams reportedly interested in acquiring Ty Lawson http://t.co/lxG5BL2W4T http://t.co/dFNUhI1HG5

  • Arsenium12 .

    Hope Steve Clifford is like this :

    “I don’t believe in throwing players under the bus. Some coaches will coach through the media. I don’t believe in that. I’m gonna protect our guys. But in practice, and in meetings, if you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing, I’m gonna let you know it.”

    This is from a Zach Lowe interview with Mike Malone.

    See : http://grantland.com/the-triangle/qa-new-nuggets-head-coach-mike-malone-on-ty-lawsons-future-what-happened-to-lebron-in-the-2010-playoffs-and-the-art-of-managing-boogie/

  • CJSHYY

    I knew Rox is in… please go to Rox. Fight w Harden. LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    Pistons? Why they just gave Jackson big contract & also has Jennings?!

  • you’re welcome, KP 🙂
    I’m excited to watch how Coach Clifford will be the 1st NBA coach to fully develop JLin in a full season! Praying & hoping things will work out beyond our imagination hehe…

  • blubell
  • blubell

    Lawson will be backup anywhere he goes at this point, I think.

  • blubell

    And back up Beverly?

  • CJSHYY

    Not Rox. They want to find a replacement for PB since last summer….

  • Dan Cohen

    well
    it was stem from that..but after wards, it’s more like scouts and other gms and coaches doesnt’ want to be proven wrong. they were the ones to overlooked him..and maybe its due to race. So many doesn’t want him to succeed as much or develop him

  • steven ko

    I like Jeremy. I really do.

  • Dan Ang

    In Jeremy’s interview, I heard him say that he did not get as many offer as expected. But that doesn’t mean that no other team wanted him.

  • KHuang

    Steve Clifford is like that.

    Even with Lance Stephenson struggling, Clifford refused to say anything bad about him.

  • KHuang

    GSW did not have star players on the bench that would come into the game and drastically outproduce the starters.

    In fact, they are the PROTOTYPE of a NBA team that not only was acutely conscious of bench players outperforming stars but flipflopped them once it became apparent that Green and Barnes were clearly better than Lee and Iguodala!

    To a lesser extend, that is true with the Spurs too. The difference is that their main guy off the bench in Ginobili historically has played poorly as a starter and cannot stay healthy for the Spurs to consistently rely on him in the starting lineup.

  • Dan Cohen

    yah.. so let the fr-aking politics and chemistry mess up their locker room..
    lawson will think pb shouldn’t be but he got it due to mchale.
    mchale will protect his hardic.. and have the rest from the bench because he thinks harden will need to ball in his hand to be effective and then the bench comes in without a drop.

  • KHuang

    As it should be.

    The strong should be allowed to rise to the top in the NBA.

    What tears teams apart is when coaches artificially restrain players like Lin from starting when guys like Lin should be.

  • TTNN

    All none-D backcourt? that would be fun….

  • Charlie S

    Maybe this upcoming season will be called Space Jam 2 starring MJ and JLin. I’d watch it

  • KHuang

    It’s because the Pistons would be comfortable with putting the brick shooting Reggie Jackson at the 2.

  • KHuang

    Houston Rockets make sense for Lawson.

    LA and Detroit do not.

  • KHuang

    BS won’t do that with guys like Kobe and Price and Clarkson.

    Once a guy is “starter material” to Scott, that player won’t lose his place no matter how poorly he plays.

  • KHuang

    Absolutely, EVERYONE DOES.

    Had Lin turned down a formal contract offer from any team, it would have been officially reported in the news as a rejection.

    When Lin rejected Dallas and LA before his rookie year, that was reported. That’s not like now where there’s NO FORMAL CONTRACT OFFER and thus nothing to turn down for reporting.

  • real-dsb

    As much as I hate the 49ers, Jim Harbaugh was the epitome of that. He never said anything bad about any player in the public. He only said positive things of his players publicly. But in the private, he would push his players as hard as possible. That’s what a good coach does.

  • KHuang

    It doesn’t matter how much Lin and Walker get along.

    It’s the same dynamic as Isaiah Thomas vs Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic last season on the Suns. Thomas was outplaying Bledsoe and Dragic, and that caused Dragic in particularly to lash out not so much at Thomas but at the Suns owner, GM, and coach. For the record, Dragic and Thomas had great respect for each other.

    That blew the Suns apart – and Thomas wasn’t better than Dragic to the extend that Lin is over Walker.

  • real-dsb

    Lakers panicking after finding out DRuss isn’t nba ready for a couple years! lmao

  • real-dsb

    where/when was this?

  • real-dsb

    we need more handshakes!

  • KHuang

    In my draft estimation – and I’m pretty good with drafts – DeAngelo Russell should have been a very late 1st round or early 2nd round pick.

  • KHuang

    If McHale thought Lin was a pain in the butt, wait till he gets Lawson on the bench.

    That will mess up the Rockets far worse than Lin ever did.

  • blubell
  • blubell

    “Lin’s best game of his collegiate career came against Hornets own, Kemba Walker. He lead the the Crimson with 30 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.”

  • Grace Nsns

    2006 CIF state final, against the perennial powerhouse Mater Dei of Santa Ana. Lin scored 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting and had eight rebounds and two assists, and played great defense with his teammates. 51-47 win, with Mater Dei was allowed 29% FG%

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The common consensus is that Byron Scott wasted all his players to tank; but personally I think he tanks for nothing by picking D’Angelo Russel instead of Jahil Okafor. Okafor could help the Lakers right away this season. Russell would at best be mediocre and most likely schooled by the PGs in the West for several more seasons with this Laker lineup even after BS and Kobe disappears in NBA.

    The beauty is this both Kobe and Byron are running out of excuses of their ineptness on the court.

  • blubell

    There can never be enough handshakes!

  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I agree. I really think Lakers wasted this pick. Wasn’t impressed at all by Russell in summer league.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They can only rely on D12 & Ariza for the defense. LOL

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is treated with a double standard.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Hey what about Cody Zeller. He’s better than Frank Kaminsky.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Well the coach has a lot to do about this. Clifford seems to be in control most of the time. Kemba Walker is walking on thin ice too. The situation for next season fits Lin really well. Hornets has no choice but to play Atlanta like team ball.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You need a big man to set picks and spread the court for the PG. Lakers’ Tarik Black is not up to it. It is a perfect play but Black couldn’t finish the job on the rim.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin suits the Lakers better than Russell. Jeremy presents scoring threats that Russell could never do it. In a few weeks after the season opener, you would see Russell schooled by NBA PGs.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    New York Knicks will have a much better season than the Lakers.
    Their veterans can play and their rookies are promising.
    They are aiming to become a solid basketball team first. That is a feasible goal for them. Phil Jackson >>>>> Mitch Kupchak

  • 1mtoldman

    more turnovers than assists….dont have the numbers to hand right now. that being said often most of the teams in the summer league often as a team have more turnovers than assists.

    and russell had to share point time with clarkson, and regardless clarkson tended to be the more ball dominant, and russell did reference something about adjusting to the system..

    still: lakers will be a tank team another year. its so obvious: they are the only team playing with 3/5’s of their projecting starting regular season rotation in summer league, and perhaps as much as more than half their regular season roster.

    most of the players they are playing against wont even make a roster; and they still can’t keep up.

    will be brutal with worn out kobe added playing against real nba teams.

    im confident they can keep that pick with another year of deeper tanking.

  • 1mtoldman

    seth curry leading all 3 summer leagues in scoring; team undefeated–and said to be nearing getting a contract from new orleans (who have a lot of openings).

  • Spot

    Wish him all the best.

    A really nice guy and a very underrated player.

  • real-dsb

    good for him, I can’t believe he hasn’t gotten a better opportunity in NBA with his eye popping D-League stats. He’s only played a total of 21 mins in NBA over 2 years!

    Last year, averaged 24 pts, 48% fg, 47% 3pt, 93% ft, 37 mpg.

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  • takemeback2reaganyears

    Mr. Cho should be GMs of the year next season. He traded for Batum, stole Kaminsky in late pick and best of all signed Lin cheap.

  • real-dsb

    hopefully, we’ll see how the season goes!

  • Steppen03

    Can’t agree anymore with you, Blue! Also to all the great fans on this site – even sometimes we don’t meet eye to eye, we are all here to cheer and … fight for our favorite NBA player.
    How can Lin be consistent in Hou and LA when he’s on a short leash majority of the time? Can anyone? Can the talented players in the league be effective even when they only get 5min here and there to make a big difference? Maybe some can… but Jeremy’s different from most PGs… he needs to be in a good rhythm most of the time in order to be effective and not have to worry about the coach’s short leash. Lin doubters expect the impossible – All-Stars performance under harsh conditions. More to do with the coaching staff than the playing style that really affects Lin’s abilities. Whenever Lin did well in Hou and LA it is due to Lin’s will much more than the coach’s directions.

  • dolphin2k2

    He got blocked… happens to bigs all the time.

  • Dan Cohen

    well, we kept saying mar by coaches..but ppl will never buy it.

    it’s also the reason why sometimes we will never see some nba players who can become stars..because coach doesn’t let them play.. so it’s not just lin

  • JoeTeam

    I don’t agree, KHuang … DLee was injured but if he was given time on the floor, he would have produced enough to keep DGreen ‘developing’. Barnes was also undeveloped, and he didn’t produce as much as Iggy in the finals because he still needs to develop. They were using Iggy as more a defensive guy, and so it gave Barnes a chance to develop one more step. But when the going got tough, it was Iggy who was better, for sure.

    The thing with Iggy is, if he has to take a free throw or 3, you just cringe because he’s way better at moving through the paint with an authoritative jam. And on D.

    The point about GSW is, the coach was strong enough to make it work without letting players get all internally emo-hurt, and that created a great team of choices throughout the playoffs. DLee even came in and played some very key minutes, I believe once when DGreen fouled out. I think in a team context, DGreen has a lot to do too improve, and DLee had those areas covered even with his deficiencies. For example, DGreen fouls too much in there. DLee doesn’t have to as much. It cost GSW during key times – you could always expect a TOV from a DGreen foul. Had Lebron made his Game 1 shot, where Shump missed also, I’m sure ppl could pull up take where DGreen messed up along that run.

  • real-dsb
  • JoeTeam

    I think Cody Zeller is a v good player, and he’s developing with last yr being better than the yr before IIRC.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Can Byron Scott survive another tanking year??….I’m of the opinion he will be gone if the Lakers starts poorly again…Lakers fans will not accept another tank year and they will be calling for Byron’s head to be fire.

    I’m personally rooting for Byron to get fired because of the way he unnecessarily treated Lin…I’m also privately for D’Angelo to become a more turn-over prone player than Lin…Let’s see how Byron deals with it…

    Also, how does Kobe deal with a mistake-prone D’Angelo who is clearly a project that will need a lot of time if he’s to become a star….Will Kobe dare rage on the anointed superstar Russell?..just like he did with Lin?…Those are interesting question and I can’t wait till the season starts….I’m strongly thinking about getting NBA league pass so that I can not only watch Hornets game but also Lakers games and how Scott deals with all of that.

  • wu kong

    BAD BAD numbers poor kid…”As for Russell, the draft night hype has dissolved into an off-kilter adjustment period endured by many young point guards. The Ohio State product is averaging 9.5 points, 3.8 assists and 5.8 turnovers while shooting 31.7% overall and 7.7% from deep.” http://www.si.com/nba/2015/07/16/lakers-dangelo-russell-julius-randle-las-vegas-summer-league-kobe-bryant

  • Linzen

    Nice read. Thanks blubell.
    Honestly, I really hope JLin and us have found a permanent home with Hornets too. But, it all depends how this season goes.

  • Linzen

    Guess who needs to attend this coaching clinic? Two names come to my mind. LOL

    It also tells you how advance these coaches’ bb IQ is when Mike D talks about the difference a few inches make in the offense.

    “A player in the corner could not step
    inside the 3 point line, as that would both lessen the spacing and make
    an angle pick and roll lose that few extra inches that is the difference
    between an easy basket and a turnover.”

  • real-dsb

    New thread with list of Hornets media and fan sites to follow. Please contribute more that are missing from the list.

    http://www.jlinportal.com/hornets-media-and-fan-sites/

  • KHuang

    No, Cody Zeller is not the equal of Kaminsky.

    Zeller might be more of a dunker than Kaminsky, but Kaminsky is the total player.

  • KHuang

    See, I disagree.

    David Lee is famously bad for blown defensive coverages. He was constantly getting confused especially off switches, and opponents kept targeting him. Draymond Green knows his coverages despite not being very athletic, and that’s why Golden State’s numbers are better with Green than Lee.

    Iguodala is one of the best defensively, but he’s totally unreliable offensively. He just doesn’t have a great shooting touch. He’s not like Barnes who’s a totally reliable if unspectacular shooter. Iguodala is the kind of player that cannot be counted on offensively.

    PS: Even in the NBA, Leonard doesn’t impress me. If Leonard weren’t on the Spurs where Tim Duncan siphons all the defense away, Leonard would struggle badly. Put Barnes on San Antonio and Barnes would provide all of Leonard’s defense but also shoot the lights out too.

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    Last night talk in Taiwan and another talk tonight (Taiwan time).

  • JLin Fan from Australia

    I sent him condolescences as soon as he first heard the news of his dad’s passing.

  • Dan Cohen

    wel. they have to win championship in order to say that.
    else no point.

  • Steppen03

    Don’t expect too much… Russell might not even starts or play good amount of minutes. If he’s not going to be good in practice then why would Lakers show him off if there’s no good points. To show that they have messed up ?? I wouldnt think so… Given: if he’s good then there will be heavy talks but don’t look for any thing if he’s not – just a whole lot of silence. They (Lakers org and BScott) will never admit that they’re wrong about anything. Don’t expect Lin’s previous teams to take back their words on Lin and choke. They will never do that.
    Personally, I think Russell will come through but just not as good as he’s perceived by Lakers. All I really care about is this coming season I get see Lin & Hornets crush the Rockets, Lakers, and Knicks and grab the 5th or 6th Seed. Actions speak louder than words.

  • Steppen03

    I just want to see this Hornets team play and be like the Hawks of last season. I want to see a bunch of unselfish plays and the team play their hearts out.

  • JoeTeam

    Well:

    1. Like I said, everyone I know cringes when Iggy takes a shot, but you cannot deny his 3pt shooting was decent in the playoffs, and his slams were the best of the year. Except for FTs, Iggy proved he was MVP of the finals.

    2. You can say what you want about DLee and I would agree, but I disagree about what you said in reference to the discussion about 2nd units and 1st units. I think you were using hyperbole to make a point, and I’m just saying it’s not clear like that.

    I know ppl on Lin fan sites don’t want to like Kerr, but he did well last year to manage the egos and come out win an incredible winning team. I don’t want to argue with you, but I think GSW is an example where your points made, all ok, are an exaggeration. It’s not all bad in the NBA, that 2nd Unit guys cannot beat the 1st unit guys. JLin this coming year will be ok, because he chose a coach and system that would support him outshining Kemba Walker, which is the entire reason we we discussing this.

  • John Lee

    Hornets were 11th in EC last season, if they can make it to the second round or better Cho has a fighting chance.

  • Whitman Lam

    Lmao, how many “point guards” of the future do the Lakers need. Pistons already resigned Reggie Jackson.

  • FrankW

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

    http://704sports.com/2015/07/17/the-improbable-rise-of-linsanity-an-international-fanbase/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

  • Maknusia

    Nice article…saying as it is!

  • Maknusia

    You should post this at the new thread
    http://www.jlinportal.com/hornets-media-and-fan-sites/

  • Rick Johnson

    Hometown ChangHua. Not exactly sure went it was, wasn’t he at Magic Mountain with JLin yesterday>

  • FrankW

    Ok, just did it … thanks

  • Sophie Paris

    cae?