Mike D’Antoni Confirmed Knicks Resentment towards Jeremy Lin; Shares His Philosophy to Instill Confidence in PGs

In a must-listen interview of Mike D’Antoni and Adrian “Woj” Wojnarowski, Mike confirmed that there was real resentment by Knicks teammates toward Jeremy Lin that led to his exit from New York.

1. [17:38] How much resentment did Knicks teammates have during Jeremy Lin breakout stretch in 2012?

Credit to @Click’s post:

“D’Antoni said that there was some resentment and it was real, but that all teams in the league have this problem. He said he couldn’t get into the minds of the players, so he doesn’t know for sure, but that he felt the resentment there against Lin during Linsanity.

He wasn’t very clear with his explanation, but I think he said something about Melo not wanting to move to PF position and Amar’e not wanting to move back or take a backup role to Tyson Chandler, which he also didn’t want to do. D’Antoni also said that in order for Lin to be successful, he had to play a certain way (being ball dominant, I’m guessing), which took away from the way Melo and Amar’e were successful, which was to have the ball in their hands all the time.

It was interesting how D’Antoni said that he had to resign because the players no longer listened to him and did what he wanted, so he couldn’t get the best out of them. He had to leave the Knicks so they would make the playoffs that year. D’Antoni also said that he’d rather have the respect of certain players in the league than to keep his job. Maybe he was referring to Lin without saying Lin’s name”

2. Mike D’Antoni’s Philosophy on Instilling Confidence to his Point Guards

Starting at 27:45, MDA also talked about his own experience made him want to inject confidence to his PG, not looking over their shoulder doubting himself.

Confident Lin with 7 TOs was better than team 14TOs, culminating in Toronto 3pt-game winner
“He looked at me for the last shot and I looked at him like ‘Go Do it!’

Note: the complete story started at 26:56 with MDA wavering confidence as a player before going to Italy that later shaped him as a coach to always instill confidence to his players, especially his Point Guards like Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin.

  • heart

    Netted First!

  • DrewBear2

    It’s a great interview and provides some insight to what happened during Linsanity. But let’s also remember that D’Antoni is remembering events through his own biases. I’m not saying he’s intentionally twisting the story, just that it was a stressful time for him and his perception of reality was from one particular angle.

  • heart

    He’s being diplomatic. The fact that he has revealed as much as he did today tells us something about him that we have long suspect about his character is that he values respect over $ or popularity!

  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    It’s certainly true that everyone would have personal biases when telling their own stories.
    It doesn’t make it 100% true or 100% false.

    It’s when we put together a collection of personal stories that we can draw a big picture of what happened:
    – Melo and JR did the unthinkable to criticize another player’s contract with their ‘Ridiculous’ comment in 2012
    – Feb 2016: Amare said “Not everyone was a fan of Lin’s success. He was a great, great guy. Great teammate. He worked hard ..”. Melo denied it by saying he highly doubt Amare was talking about him (but he also didn’t say Lin was a great guy and he wished him to stay in NY)
    – July 2016: MDA verified that the Knicks teammates resentment was ‘real’

    It’s pretty clear that Melo and JR were the jealous teammates from the ‘ridiculous’ comments back then.
    I personally do not think Amare was jealous of Jeremy although he might not want to come off the bench & let Tyson Chandler start. MDA has always been so rigid with his system that he even left Phoenix Suns when GM & ownership wanted to hire a defensive assistant for him. It was hard for MDA to manage the star’s egos. I’m sure he has learned from the past experience to get better as he shared.

  • psalm234

    They would love NY drama to drum up interest of the Knicks vs the Nets matchup 🙂

    The power of NY media is strong indeed.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    we all saw it unfolding right before our eyes. MDA didn’t even have to say anything and most Lin fans would have already known. simply put, Lin + Tyson + scrubs was Linsanity basketball. when Amare came back, it took away the effectiveness of Tyson as the PNR big. and when Melo came back, the whole offense self destructed.. it was as if Linsanity never happened. they went back to losing again. just as MDA said, he resigned so that they’d get into the playoffs which they did. the reason was, Melo started to play a little less selfish because he was being closely monitored and they had a new coach

  • Click Click

    Yup. I won’t be surprised if this story gets more and more steam soon. This drama is what everyone has been waiting for and D’Antoni served it up to Woj on a silver platter.

    I’m just glad D’Antoni has the courage and integrity to finally publicly tell the truth. This confirms and vindicates what us Lin fans have been saying about Linsanity and his coaches since D’Antoni, not letting him play the position and role he was born to play and what he’s always been great at. It also confirms what we’ve all been saying about Lin’s egotistical ballhog teammates being such a detriment to their teams and Lin.

    I’ve always had high respect and liking for MDA. It’s even more profound now. I want him to succeed, just not in Houston.

  • james brown

    “If [Lin] stayed, it would’ve been cool. But everyone wasn’t a fan of
    Former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed this week on a podcast with The Vertical
    that the two established stars — sidelined for much of the incredible
    stretch — resented Lin for the praise he received and were unwilling to
    adapt to his style, which propelled the Knicks to seven straight wins in
    February 2012.him being a new star. So he didn’t stay long. Jeremy was a great, great guy, great with teammates, worked hard. He put the work in. We were
    proud of him having his moment. A lot of times you got to enjoy somebody else’s success.

    “That wasn’t the case for us during that
    stretch.”

    You got to enjoy that and let that player enjoy himself and
    cherish those moments. He was becoming a star and I didn’t think
    everyone was pleased with that.’’

    My take on this will always be that Amare WAS ALSO not happy (Jealousy is too hard a word )about the emergence of Linsanity back then because it affects his position on the team. when one is being somewhat displaced , a silent rage comes out against those person/things/moment that can’t be controlled and affect your behavior somehow.

    added this:

    “Former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni confirmed this week on a podcast with The Vertical
    that the two established stars — sidelined for much of the incredible
    stretch — resented Lin for the praise he received and were unwilling to
    adapt to his style, which propelled the Knicks to seven straight wins in
    February 2012.”

    as for the reason it didn’t worked out:

    ” And again, they could have co-existed if Melo went to the 4, which he
    really didn’t want to and Amare came to the back up 5, like with Tyson,
    which he really didn’t want though.”

    IMO!

  • zxcvb

    Lin destroys the Knicks even off the bench. This season, unleashed as a true starting PG, he going to obliterate them. If Melo is lucky, Lin will run up a 20p lead by the end of the 3Q and they can avoid him going off for 30+.

  • donsmacau

    Hindsight is 20/20, MDA probably see’s everything more honestly, clearly and truthfully than ever.

    JLIN fans have been saying for 6years what MDA and Amare have confirmed this year … it is vindication.

  • james brown

    stou and MDA JUST confirmed what were the events and happening during those times and how it did affects personalities then!

  • Click Click

    It will be this all year:

    I can’t wait. 🙂

  • zxcvb

    That’s a best case scenario for the Knicks. This time, Lin won’t have to watch Kemba overdribble or Al/Cody miss easy buckets that Lopez would finish automatically.

  • Lefon Jang

    How do you listen to the interview? Is there a link or something?

  • Click Click

    The Woj interview with D’Antoni is in this blog post. Here it is again:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/vertical-podcast-with-woj–mike-d-antoni-221033356.html

  • freemind

    Why did MDA choose to dwell into the details at this point in time? Do you think MDA talking about it is sending a msg to his Rox team/JH by way of reverse psychology?

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, that was my only point: don’t take it as 100% true. There’s no doubt that Melo and his gang resented Jeremy’s success. That’s not the part of D’Antoni’s story that I thought might be tinted. It’s those parts that paint him in the best possible light, which most people will do when put in a public spot.

    It won’t happen, but it’d be interesting to hear Atkinson’s view of those few months. Maybe at the least he’ll talk about Jeremy’s work ethic during the weeks he shuffled back & forth from the D-League.

  • DrewBear2

    If you want to listen on a mobile device, use one of the podcast apps.

  • DrewBear2

    Also IMO, but it sounded like Amar’e wasn’t happy with what D’Antoni wanted him to do, not necessarily with Jeremy’s success. Aside from the time he missed to attend a family funeral, my memory was that he and Jeremy did well together.

  • occupatio
  • Click Click

    I don’t know why he’s being so brutally honest right now. Maybe he wants Lin to succeed in Brooklyn, so he’s putting the blame of Knicks losing Lin fiasco straight onto the shoulders of Melo, Amar’e, and Dolan (he didn’t mention Dolan by name but basically implied he was forced to resign because of him).

    Maybe D’Antoni wants to get this off his chest finally, putting to rest all of the rumors and misinformation about what really happened during Linsanity and why he resigned.

    Maybe he wants a new start in Houston and is giving Harden and Morey a warning that he’s not afraid to speak out (eventually) and air all of their dirty little secrets if they don’t listen to him and if Harden keep ballhogging and disrupting his system.

    There are a lot of reasons why MDA finally decided to do this interview and tell everyone the truth. I’m glad he did because this proves that we’ve been right about Lin, his coaches, and his ballhog, jealous teammates all along.

  • 寒山子

    Psalm, here are some suggestions for your forum, and I understand that you might not be able to implement some of them due to technical difficulties or even organisational hurdles: –

    1) Keep the main/current tread on Stickies, so everyone who prefers the old one-thread format will know where to look for the current thread – the first one on Sticky;
    2) Have separate threads for recurring themes – such as this one, i.e. recommendations/feedbacks for your forum;
    3) Other threads that I can think of: –
    – Thread for tickets exchange/trade/discount/give-away (declaring that JLinPortal is not involved in any of this and members trade/purchase on their own risk just like they would do on any other sites);
    – Thread for members to keep account of/tabulate uncalled fouls;
    – Thread for members to keep track of JLin’s in-game missing contribution, e.g. assists/points;
    – Thread for JLinPortal’s activities/fund-raising etc.
    – a separate thread for each polls you want to conduct.
    – a separate thread for each game;
    – Thread to keep track of JLin’s stats, advanced or otherwise. Members can also use this thread to compare his stats with other NBA players.

    4) You may also want to allow selected members the ability to create their own threads as this will provide more current topic and a livelier discussion, topic-wise. Require members/visitors to stay on topic in these discussions, and require those selected members to search for existing threads before they create one that has been created in the past. Hopefully, this will also help to reduce some of your own time commitment in having to create a new thread every now and then, and allow this forum to grow more organically.

    Cheers.

  • psalm234

    MDA certainly had his own stubbornness that made him hard to get along with owners, FOs or players. He believed so much in his system but it was hard for him to work together on the people aspect.

    yes, Kenny Atkinson’s stories would be very interesting. I remember he left the Knicks not soon after Lin was shown his way out. I think he disagreed a lot with how things were handled in 2012

  • Rick Johnson

    I think he was specifically asked about if there were players that resented Jeremy. Don’t remember if he was asked about Melo specifically, he may have.

  • Rick Johnson

    FYI: There is a sale on jerseys at the NBA store. Can get 1/2 off on custom Swingman and Authentic jerseys

    http://store.nba.com/Jeremy_Lin_Brooklyn_Nets_Jerseys

  • DrewBear2

    Good reminder. There was a thread about jerseys a few days ago. I ordered the $60 Swingman after someone on Twitter pointed out that the Authentic jerseys were really long…so long that unless you’re tall (over 6′ 3″), the jerseys were not wearable practically speaking. I contacted a rep on the NBAstore site and they were not able to verify the actual lengths of the jersey as listed on the size charts.

    I ordered mine on 7/9 and this is the ETA message: “THIS IS A MANUFACTURER DIRECT ITEM. THIS ITEM SHIPS ON OR BEFORE Wednesday, July 20”

  • Sophie Paris

    Where’s the new one I want the Lin one!!! Haha

  • Click Click

    I called them today and the rep on the phone said she never held an official jersey in her hands so she couldn’t tell me whether or not the sizing was off. She was really nice but totally clueless. She did say the jersey was going to ship on or before the 20th of this month.

    I really wouldn’t gamble $138 on a jersey that’s unwearable. The authentic jerseys are made for extremely tall athletic people to tuck into their shorts or pants, which would look stupid on a normal-sized human being, tucked or untucked. Wish they made these authentic jerseys in normal sizes. I would definitely buy one if they fit.

    $60 is not a bad price for the official Swingman Nets jersey from last year. Don’t invest a lot of money into the authentic or the new Nets Swingman jerseys that costs $110-$140. Nike will take over next season as the official jersey makers and these adidas jerseys will be out of date and out of fashion.

  • Rick Johnson

    I thought the Nike doesn’t take over the NBA Jerseys until 2017-18 season? Still should be Adidas this season.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13053413/nba-signs-8-year-apparel-deal-nike

    The NBA announced on Wednesday that it has signed an apparel deal with Nike beginning with the 2017-18 season.

  • Joe what do you know

    Back in 2014-15 season the swingman jerseys were still made with twilled names and numbers. Starting last year the names and numbers all became heat transferred (pressed on). I seriously don’t have much faith in durability of the heat transferred version but the only twilled ones you can get now are the authentic jerseys which would cost you a limb…. And yes, the authentic ones are ridiculously long…

  • DrewBear2

    Yup, not the greatest options if you want a Nets Lin jersey. Plenty of knock-offs and Knicks/Rockets/Lakers/Hornets stuff on eBay, but… I figure I’m mostly using this while watching (not playing) basketball, so the heat transfer material should hopefully hold up well enough.

  • Morlock O

    Glad that Lin fans has finally been vindicated…

  • Click Click

    I said next season, as in not this upcoming season, but the one after. The new Nets Swingman jerseys are the $110-$140 ones that aren’t discounted. They have the adidas log on the front and the NBA logo on the back. Those are this upcoming season’s jersey.

  • Rick James

    this story is always funny when it is brought up, and its good to hear melo getting uncomfortable/awkward when someone asks him the question about linsanity LOL. I think he has some lin trauma that he can’t shake for the last few years.

  • Click Click

    From the reviews that I’ve read on Reddit, people are saying the heat transferred (glued / pressed on) jerseys are actually more comfortable and breathable. They’re lighter weight and easier to wear. I haven’t heard stories of the numbers and letters coming off from any of the reviews.

    I’ve said in the previous thread that I own both authentic and replica NHL (Rangers) and MLB (Yankees) jerseys. The authentic jerseys are definitely much nicer and a lot higher quality, but are also heavier and more difficult to wear if you’re not actually playing a sport while wearing them. And of course, they’re 2-3X more expensive than the replicas.

  • Rick James

    the resentment is of COURSE real, and whether he acts like he has moved on or not, the truth is melo hasn’t. Linsanity is still fresh in his mind, we were reminded of that when melo decided to upper cut lin on a transition basket for no good reason in a regular season game. The salt, the jealousy, the anger is STILL there, hidden like a snake in the grass. Now Linsanity has moved next door…to haunt him from across the river lmao! Get ready crymelo!

  • psalm234

    thank you for the suggestions.

    1) I’ll try to mark the latest Lin main thread clearly on the top after the Sticky Posts.
    Not sure if it’s technically possible but I can experiment when I find some time
    2) & 3) we already have the threads and a Sticky Post section. We might incorporate them together later.
    4) yes, select members who registered for WordPress accounts (not Disqus) can be granted authors to create multiple threads. Perhaps the process can be automated for long-time users to request to be an author to create threads

  • Joe what do you know

    I actually wear my swingmans for playing ball, real life, not NBA 2K. So it’s not a good news for me regarding the heat transferred version. We had them on the Champions jerseys back in the 90s and most of them wear out pretty fast after the first few months of washings. I hope the latest heat transfer technology and material have improved by leaps and bounds…

  • DrewBear2

    Both can be customized with Lin & 7 on the back. Look for the drop-down menu just below the price.

  • Maknusia

    lol…maybe you should try wearing it for NBA2K…maybe its more suitable for it?! hahhaa….kiddinnnnnn

  • Rick Johnson

    Oh I see. Didn’t know why there were two Swingmans. Perhaps the movement of the NBA logo is to make room for the corporate advertising they are starting this season.

  • DrewBear2

    It’s going to be fun to hear how Melo handles the questions this coming season, especially if the Knicks lose even one game to the Nets. It’s good Brooklyn picked up some older dudes to go up against the sneaky old Knicks.

  • sport

    I hope Lin will put 40 points on Knick every time they meet! Also if Melo does that again, please one of the bigs of Nets give Melo an elbow shove and smack in the face for Lin thanks!

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin has been pretty good at beating the Knicks since he left. Excluding when he was on the tanking Lakers.

  • DrewBear2

    NY media would blast Melo if he tried any flagrant crud and I’m pretty sure the league doesn’t want another YouTube video going viral.

  • Click Click

    Oh, you don’t wanna mess with Booker on the court. He’s not afraid to fight back. He’ll be the enforcer on the Nets the next few years for sure…

  • Click Click

    Also…

  • Click Click

    Finally…

  • Rick Johnson

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @WojVerticalNBA
    Free agent guard Joe Harris has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell
    https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/753435212122501120
    https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/753435944213250052

  • Click Click

    What the…

    I don’t wanna be racist, but Nets are getting whiter by the day.

  • DrewBear2

    I think those were all justified. The slap wasn’t a good response just because it’s too blatant, but the dude ran right into him. Griffin is pretty bonkers himself winding up for a swing, but he’s one of the ‘untouchable’ superstars.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…who in the world is Joe Harris?

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    Yeah most of Booker’s altercations are justified. I’m just saying that he’s not afraid to get physical and start throwing punches and elbows if you mess with him on the court. He’s very chill off the court, but a whole different person and personality on the court.

  • CJSHYY

    I like Booker. Haha!

  • Click Click

    One of the Reddit responses:

    This dude was money at UVA. A solid three point shooter who got buried under a barrage of SGs on the Cavs roster and never got a chance in the NBA

  • CJSHYY

    So back to Young player again?

  • DrewBear2

    Looks like Cavs traded him to Orlando, who immediately waived him. So he wasn’t on any team the final half of last season. Another hungry youngster trying to make an NBA roster. I wonder why they didn’t have him play SL?

  • Epie

    Joe Harris.. someone who made his team better..

    “Joe Harris walked onto the scene as a freshman in 2010 and became a starter.

    He finished his career as the biggest piece to the puzzle of resurrecting Virginia’s slumbering basketball program.

    His career stats are notable — more than 1,600 points and over 500 rebounds — but they don’t do justice telling the impact Joe Harris made in Charlottesville.

    After having an incredible 570 point (45% 3-point) season in 2012-2013, Harris earned All-ACC first team honors, and entered the 2013-2014 on the Wooden watch list for national player of the year.

    Harris didn’t come close to the season he had the year before when measured by box scores and statistics. He
    made the team better by allowing other players like Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes grow and carry a share of the workload. Joe Harris broke his personal record for assists in a season at UVa in 2013-2014 and even played a decreased amount of time per game; a testament to the unselfishness he showed in Virginia’s ACC Championship season.

    Harris won’t ever be compared to Virginia greats such as Ralph Sampson or Bryant Stith, Jeff Lamp or Buzzy Wilkinson, Curtis Staples or Wally Walker. But what Joe Harris did in his four years at the University deserves a place in history with all of those greats.

    As the years pass, time may put Harris in the same class as recent Virginia stars Mustapha Farrakhan and Mike Scott. But Joe Harris holds a title that very few Cavaliers have; Architect of the Program. In Harris’ four years as a starting guard at UVa, the team’s win percentage improved each season — culminating in a 30-win season his senior year in which the Cavs won the ACC regular season title and ACC Tournament, and earned a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament while advancing to the Sweet
    Sixteen. #12 Joe Harris of Chelan, Washington: A Virginia legend in his own class”

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe like Troy Daniels.

  • DrewBear2

    That’s good. It wouldn’t hurt for Jeremy to pick up a little (just a little) of that attitude. He’s playing for Brooklyn now.

  • Michael

    If you watch the Banana boat crew, I wonder if you feel that they take it out on Lin (Wade to a lesser degree than the other two ) every time they play against him. Or maybe they are smart enough to know how dangerous it is to play him straight up 😛

  • ProLin

    wow, talk about hidden gem! So a pure shooting SG? Nice.

  • ProLin

    A lot of sharp shooters are white… what can u do.

  • ProLin

    Well, the dude passed the character test for sure! How’s his defense though?

  • grover chang

    Probably because they are looking for hidden gems and the white players are invisible to the rest of the NBA.

  • Click Click

    Yeah except the only sharpshooters on the Nets are Bog and supposedly this dude… hopefully.

    Lin and Scola can shoot 3s too but only when they get hot.

  • Click Click

    LOL true

  • ProLin

    Let’s hope this Harris guy can do 45% 3’s in the NBA eh

  • occupatio

    this topic hit reddit.

    Four years later, Mike D’Antoni finally spills the beans on the Knicks’ resentment towards JLin during Linsanity
    https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/4sposj/four_years_later_mike_dantoni_finally_spills_the/

  • ProLin

    As long as the they have no problem playing with Asian players, I have no issue with white players, LOL… This is a team of “scrappy” guys with a chip on their shoulders eh

  • SeaKing33

    He better not bring this crap to the Nets this year. To be honest I don’t think he needed to do ANY of this.

  • CJSHYY

    Got this from the other side.

  • grover chang

    I see the NY media getting warmed up on reporting all things Lin again. But where are the Lin puns, not enough LINTEREST yet?

  • Rick James

    I would LOVE to see lin give melo a nice smack in the face…im sure the crowd would go nuts too 😀

  • Rick James

    yeah lol…nets need some colour

  • Click Click

    Well, most of the rookies and sophomore rookies are black.

  • Lin Dunn

    YUp I wonder about his D also. Certainly high character, and also a college graduate.

  • ProLin

    Looks like a guy just need a legit chance to prove he can play after injury. Feels like Marks and Atkinson would do just that. If it doesn’t work out, it’s a tiny contract. Again, win-win.

  • blueCypher

    who ????????

  • blueCypher

    I see you Marks. Building the ultimate underdog , underrated team of all time 🙂

  • Lin Dunn

    He is a SG, and the first choice SG Crabbe is retained by Portland. I don’t think you want Waiters right?

  • Lin Dunn

    Troy Daniels costs 10 mil / 3 yrs. This guy is a bargain.

  • blueCypher

    I love getting Joe Harris over someone like Dion Waiters or Lance.

  • zxcvb

    Only 2 roster spots left now. I say sign Mockevicius from the SL team (as 3rd string center) and then Novak with the last spot. They should stockpile shooting around the Brook-Lin PnR attack. Between Bogdanovic, Kilpatrick, Harris, Scola, Hamilton and Novak, you’re bound to get at least THREE quality 3pt shooters, maybe four.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t think those guys are on Marks’ radar. Just BS rumors by their agents since Nets have cap room. Marks is all about character and culture and has backed up his words so far.

  • blueCypher

    Yup, although I was a little worried that he was going to deviate from his plan

  • David Kim

    He can shoot and pass…

    https://youtu.be/qBmbAIZHeiQ

  • psalm234

    @NetsDaily Educated guess on how much cap space #Nets have left after Scola, Vasquez, Harris, Hamilton & Whitehead deals … about $25m, give or take.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/753458062338457601

  • psalm234

    I like this Joe Harris signing.
    Sean Marks stays true to Plan B to find undervalued versatile players who can pass & shoot to play in the unselfish system that Kenny Atkinson emphasizes in the Summer League.

    I can see how this Spurs-like system will continue to evolve.
    – They still need JLin to be a healthy Tony Parker to attack the rim at will, run PnR with Brook Lopez as the new Tim Duncan
    – Surround Brook-Lin with sharpshooters like Danny Green/Bruce-Bowen/Patty Mills to draw defenders out and allow a lot of room for guards penetration.

    They still don’t have lock-down defenders like Kahwi/Bruce Bowen or Manu-caliber 6th Man who can spark the bench and close the games out. Tyler Johnson has this potential but it didn’t happen.

    They also still need big bodies/backup centers/shotblockers for defensive purpose

  • ProLin

    enough for one big poison pill for Dmo! LOL

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! TJ is out.

  • sport

    DMo would work well with Lin too.

  • FreetheMind

    Basically, this guy is younger and more athletic version of Steve Novak. He could be a good fit for Jeremy if he can drain those 3s. It will open up spacing for Jeremy to drive.

  • ProLin

    RHJ could be that lock-down defender. No super-six men, true, but how many team does? That could be something for next season.

  • CJSHYY

    He also likes to play w Lin.

  • ProLin

    I do too, it just feels good if it works out. Another great come from behind story. If it doesn’t, it wasn’t a huge gamble. The guy deserve one more shot and there it is. I’m sure this signing is 100% Lin-approve.

  • FreetheMind

    Pretty obvious Melo is one of those petty, jealous, insecure guy who must have all the attention on himself. He is so overrated as a player it is just ridiculous the media keep labeling this guy “superstar”. Superstar at what? Taking 25 shots a game so he can get his stats. He is definitely the biggest culprit as far as Knicks Lin haters go.

  • ProLin

    it is interesting how Ama’re basically said it’s none of his business yet MDA clearly stated it was both him and Melo. I guess he’s no Lin friend, just a good liar.

  • SeaKing33

    Heck no to Movkevicius

  • ProLin

    yeah look at our SL team – all black except for Beech.

  • Morlock O

    Why no one is interested in JJ Hickson?

  • psalm234

    true, someone said RHJ has that potential to be left-handed MKG
    there were flashes of rebounding but he’s still quite a way to resemble MKG

  • Cookiemole

    Eh, I think him and Lin get along, based on their behavior after games where they play each other. They always chit chat a bit.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    errr….Amare not wanting to play backup to Tyson. Nothing said that Amare is against JLin.
    In fact, Amare has only good things to say about JLin.

  • occupatio

    white boys are underrated by scouts hehe. thats where the value is found in the league.

  • occupatio

    who is harris?

  • occupatio

    err, nevermind.

  • ProLin

    That’s nothing though, even Melo is seen friendly to Lin on the court.

  • ProLin

    Well it make more sense that Amare is also jealous of the attention and of course, not wanting to play backup because of him. Him saying good thing is really nothing. NBA players say bs in front of press all the time.

  • ProLin

    what’s so special about him?

  • ProLin

    True, even elite white players are called “scrappy” for no good reason.

  • Morlock O

    good rebounder, good shot blocker, good PnR. used to average double double

  • occupatio

    Joe Harris’ FGA vids from his healthy rookie season. There are 120 vids.

    http://on.nba.com/29J61i5

  • james brown

    Harris is salary friendly player and has chips on his shoulder too to prove that he belong! nice pick up by marks. i think theres no need for the likes of DMO. i just have a feeling that DMO is a closet Arrogant person..LOL!

  • occupatio

    i’m impressed by how much scouting infrastructure Marks has put together. i dont know who he brought over but he manages to find all these unknown players.

  • james brown

    i think and IMO, the matching of Crabbe and the other players Offer sheet player (forgot his name immediately,LOL) is a blessing in disguise for now , nets remain a team that will surprised everybody because it has no player with big ego and arrogance and almost all of its player are hungry to prove that they really Belong!!!.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Oh no! IMO Amare was genuinely praising JLin. When Amare’s brother was killed in an accident (coincidentally was during the emergence of Linsanity), Amare said that it was Linsanity which took his mind off the family tragedy. Well, I honestly think Amare is a good guy., But I have doubts about Melo and JR Smith. they are in the same boat.

  • james brown

    well prepared and deep thinking by Marks. Its not the glitters that he looks but the potential to be a Gem that attracts him to a certain player he signed.

    and i laughed when somebody made mentioned that the Nets are almost “white” boys team!

  • occupatio

    it is silly to call that racist.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Through Recommendations. Joe Harris worked with both Nets assistant Mike Batisite, then an assistant with the Charge (D-L), and Nets assistant GM Trajan Langdon, who worked in player development with Cleveland.

  • ProLin

    yeah, I feel the same right after both fell through. This is a team of a player ready to break low expectations, two guys with high expectations and big paychecks just don’t fit that well.

  • ProLin

    The young guys are almost 100% black though.

  • ProLin

    why is his stock so low now? injury?

  • occupatio

    there is no benefit to these ‘plan B’ players except to show that lin can do a lot with less.

    but for the sake of lin and the team, crabbe and TJ would have been good. to say otherwise is just rationalizing the outcome.

  • sport

    Amare was not jealous of Lin but he of course wouldn’t to be benched and backing up Tyson Chandler that’s for sure. Also Amare was the only player who talked to Lin after the game when he was with the Rockets.

  • Click Click
  • Morlock O

    thats a weird signing….. TJ wont get much playing time there…

  • ProLin

    Of course that’s the right way of thinking now. We don’t know what’s going to happen in the regular season. Perhaps someone will break out big time, and make us feel glad one or both of them weren’t signed.

  • ProLin

    Perhaps his stock is really low and NO is one of the few teams showing interest.

  • Click Click

    Updated depth chart first posted by DrewBear:

    PG

    1. Jeremy Lin 6’ 3″, 200 lbs, age 27

    2. Greivis Vasquez 6’ 6″, 217 lbs, age 29

    3. Isaiah Whitehead (Drafted 42nd overall) 6’ 5″, 210 lbs, age 21

    4. Yogi Ferrell (Agreed to a contract with Brooklyn – partially guaranteed) 6’ 0″ (more like 5’ 8″), 178 lbs, age 23

    SG

    1. Sean Kilpatrick 6’ 4″, 210 lbs, age 26

    2. Joe Harris 6’ 6″, 225 lbs, age 24

    3. Caris LeVert (Drafted 20th overall – recovering from surgery) 6’ 7″, 205 lbs, age 21

    SF

    1. Bojan Bogdanovic 6’ 8″, 216 lbs, age 27

    2. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 6’ 7″, 220 lbs, age 21

    PF

    1. Trevor Booker 6’ 8″, 228 lbs, age 28

    2. Chris McCullough 6’ 11″, 200 lbs, age 21

    3. Luis Scola 6’ 9″, 240 lbs, age 36

    C

    1. Brook Lopez 7’ 0″, 275 lbs, age 28

    2. Justin Hamilton 7’ 0″, 260 lbs, age 26

    3. Egidijus Mockevicius (1 year $543k contract – partially guaranteed June 26) 6’ 10″, 225 lbs, age 23

  • ProLin

    Holy crap is Yogi really just 5-8?

  • joy

    I agree with others that Amare’s always nice to Lin ever since Linsanity. Lin even invited him to attend his fund-raising campaign when he’s with the Rockets first year! This tells Lin trust Amare is a genuine person. I remember Lin said, toward the end of that season, he realized who he can be friend with, who he cannot. Something like that.

  • Click Click

    Some people say he’s really 5’7″, who knows for sure.

  • joy

    What do you guys think about this?

  • joy

    He seems like a good shooter and passer but I wonder if he’s a good playmaker.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    his ceiling is Isiaih Canaan
    his floor is Yuki Togash

  • Click Click

    He’s very fast, has a decent shot, works hard, and is determined to win. But he is too raw, especially with his ball handling skills to be a good PG. He loses the ball easily, turning the ball over way too often. He also doesn’t know what to do whenever he gets double teamed.

    He needs at least another year or two to develop if he wants to be an NBA player. Maybe put him in the D-League and see how he does there.

    Having said that, this was only from watching 2 SL games he’s played in so far. It’s not nearly enough to determine how good or bad Yogi or any other player truly is. Hopefully he becomes a good player one day. I see potential in him.

  • ProLin

    nice plays, but yes he does look short, but more like KB short, not barely taller than my wife short. The video says he’s 6-1? So which is it? LOL… I think he’s a good D-league signing and emergency backup.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    he’s just short, heh

  • TVN

    The Nets are eventually going to give a player or two a big contract, most likely next offseason. I think you’re too caught up in salary, as if that would have had a big effect on those players.

    Crabbe is a good guy. He played in the Bay Area and I saw about 85% of his games. He’s not a big ego guy and neither is Tyler Johnson. There’s a reason Marks went after those two.

  • SeaKing33

    My starting line up preference strictly for scoring:

    Jeremy Lin
    Joe Harris (Sean sub)
    Boj Bog (RHJ sub)
    Luis Scola
    Brook Lopez (Hamilton sub)

    If shots aren’t sinking and defense is suffering:

    Jeremy Lin
    Sean
    RHJ
    Booker (CMC)
    Lopez

    2nd Unit (Balanced Def and Off)
    Greivis
    Harris
    RHJ
    Booker
    Hamilton

  • TVN

    RHJ is starting. Atkinson is not going with no defense on the wings. Even as a rookie in his limited PT, he has the best Net Rating on the team. Yeah, they were bad, but he’s an impact player.

  • Morlock O

    looks like most players that went to houston (post harden) had a negative impact in their careers…

  • Steppen03

    True, but it’s Only two players, well, actually, one player that we’re talking about (Crabb gets more PT). So, it’s Not a big loss or should even be a loss because we don’t know how he’ll gel with the main guy “JL7” and others. I’m talking about “TEAM” in all aspects – if JL7 is the heart and soul then I have no fear whatsoever. If Coach A & JL7 can get each player to play as a unit then it’s like Spurs ball or GS ball – that they’ll make it good regardless of “extra talent.” This Opportunity is Very Serious for JL7 – for him to carry a No-Name team to the playoffs will open ALL eyes… and minds. The credits will definitely go to JL7 and Coach A. I have No doubts that they can make playoffs. Its a gamble but JL7 NEEDS this (as much as he needed last season). JL7 can do!

  • Maknusia

    A quick point guard, Ferrell said he rejected draft-and-stash offers — in which draftees are expected to play their first season abroad — and did not get picked on June 23. Instead, he signed a summer-league contract with the Nets, who will play their first game Saturday in Las Vegas.

    “Not hearing my name, kind of sad,” he said of draft night. “A couple of teams wanted to draft and stash me, but I didn’t want to do that. I felt like I had a better opportunity choosing my team. Looking at Brooklyn, they liked how I worked out for them in the pre-draft workouts.”

    http://www.insidethehall.com/2016/07/11/summer-league-roundup-ferrell-williams-make-debuts/

  • SeaKing33

    Idk, I don’t think RHJ will start. I think Atkinson will stick with Vets, and eventually RHJ might take over. That’s just my personal opinion.

  • Joe what do you know

    Man… 5’8″ and 6’0″ is quite a big difference… Unless he’s always wearing platform shoes there’s no way he’ll be listed as 6’0″. Judging by his weight, he should be at least 5’11” unless he’s either fat or extremely ripped.

  • Maknusia

    seem to be like 5’11”

  • Joe what do you know

    Yes I think he might be a bit stocky which makes him appear short. He’s probably same height as Kemba…

  • Maknusia

    i think you are getting confused with JRSmith?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Booker is getting paid 9mil/per, so I think he starts, although Ibelieve he’s a bad fit if you want to spread the floor.

    in that case, scola is better to spread the floor since he’s the netter hooter, but scola is 36 and can’t play D.

  • zxcvb

    Projected Rotation (not necessarily my preference)

    Lin / Vazquez
    RHJ / Kilpatrick
    Bogdanovic / RHJ
    Scola / Booker
    Lopez / Hamilton

    – I think Scola begins the year as starting PF because RHJ can’t shoot and there needs to be spacing for the Lin/Lopez PnR.
    – Bogdanovic is too skilled not to start but he’s better against SFs since he’s 6-8, strong but slow.
    – I’m not sold on RHJ, but he’s their main prospect and it’s good to have a defensive starter who is the clear “5th option.”
    – Booker will play 20+mpg even when he comes off the bench. His rebounding and defense are vital.
    – I can see Lin and Vazquez playing together some. Lin’s off-ball skills really improved and GV is definitely pass-first.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    In a perfect world, I’d agree with you, but keep in mind Booker is getting paid 9M per..I also heard somewhere he was promised the starting 4 position.

    But I agree that Atkinson should try his best to throw in as many shooters in the starting 5 without delluting team defense too much.

    I like the starting 5 that you have: Lin/RHJ/Bogs/Scola/Lopez….But my guess is we won’t see this because Booker makes 4 time as much as Scola and cola can’t play D.

    Bogs is the only dead-eye shooter, but is also not known to be a good defender….

    But I still believe this line-up is the most balanced one in my opinion..If you start Booker, than you only have 1 good shooter in Bogs..That’s just not enough in modern NBA to spread the floor.

  • zxcvb

    According to Atkinson, starting PF is up in the air:

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17019961/brooklyn-nets-add-veteran-forward-luis-scola

    “I think we’re going to let it play out,” Atkinson said. “I know those guys wouldn’t want it any other way. I think they’re two competitors, they understand the NBA and they’re going to battle it out and compete for the spot.”

    Asked about potentially starting, Booker responded, “It’s not going to be given to me. I’m going to go in with the mindset that I want it, so we’ll see.”

    Honestly, for both W-L and $$$, I think the best choice is to put out the best offensive team possible and then rely on Atkinson’s coaching (and on-court leadership from Lin) to get guys to play solid defense. It’s amazing what effort and discipline can do even with mediocre/bad defenders.

  • Morlock O

    Here is my prediction:
    Lin / Vazquez / Whitehead / Ferrell
    Kilpatrick / Vazquez / Harris
    RHJ / Bogdanovic / Harris
    Booker / Bogdanovic / Hamilton /Scola
    Lopez / Hamilton

    I dont think Scola will get to play so much… he will be there to mentor the young ones…

    We really need a defensive big…

  • zxcvb

    According to Atkinson, Scola might start. Booker is working on his jumper, but if it’s not reliable, then the spacing is going to be poor with him and RHJ both in the starting lineup.

    Don’t think Ferrell will make the cut (only a partial guarantee). Even if he does, he’ll be in D-League. LeVert and McCullough will likely get the 3rd string/garbage time minutes with Whitehead in D-League.

  • Edmund Lim

    The above quote refer to PF position.

  • zxcvb

    That’s what we’re talking about. Starting PF between Booker and Scola. It could be either.

  • Edmund Lim

    Nets coach Kenny Atkinson is ready to hand the ball to Jeremy Lin and let him be the quarterback. “I don’t think there will be a quarterback controversy right off the bat,” Atkinson cracked. “I think that everybody thinks Jeremy’s best position is that combo guard off the bench. We took a little kind of outside of the box idea and said he can be our full-time point guard… I saw it in flashes in New York that he can distribute the ball, He has got great vision. I think if you look at his attributes, he can play and defend the point guard position. I see him leading our team, I see him being a great pick-and-roll combination with Brook (Lopez). I think that is part of the reason we got him, we challenged him with that role.”

  • zxcvb

    ???? I’m talking about power forward (PF), not point guard.

  • Edmund Lim

    According to Atkinson, starting PG is up in the air. This is your title.

  • zxcvb

    Ha! That was a typo. I edited right away but it didn’t refresh on the page for you, I guess.

  • Edmund Lim

    Ok all’s good now.

  • 1mtoldman

    veteran net fans seem to think mccullough will play more (than suggested in the two posts above). he seems the next most matured player in summer league behind kilpatrick. i still like kilpatrick a lot but hes dismissed because hes older and has been mostly a d leaguer but hes put up good numbers when (rarely) given a chance.

    who’s harris?

  • 1mtoldman

    most long time hornets fans insisted walker was much shorter than his listed height. on court against thomas he seemed about the same height.

    of course kevin durant has admitted his height varies depending on circumstances.

  • donsmacau

    Hilarious, two regulars from here dominate the NetsDaily Mike D’Antoni thread playing good cop bad cop? smh

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    wow..that line-up has no shooting at all….You would probably have to start Bogs ahead of Kilpatrick since he’s a better shooter and Kilpatrick is also not a good defender.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    where did Atkinson said Scola might start?

    I’d prefer Scola start simply because he’s added a 3point shot last year and Booker simply does not shoot it well, but more importantly, Booker doesn’t take enough 3point shot..He’s more of a classic under-sized PF.

  • donsmacau

    Bogdonavic is showing his shooting and leadership chops with his performance on the Croatia team.

    If he continues that kind of play into the Olympics, they will have to start him for the Nets.

  • 1mtoldman

    two trains; and a railroad track, one leaving and the other one coming back.

  • 1mtoldman

    he said: “might start”. would assume he’s referring to the quote somewhere here where atkinson said “we’re going to let it play out”.

  • donsmacau

    Kenny mentioned Scola and Booker will compete to play for the right to start here
    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17019961/brooklyn-nets-add-veteran-forward-luis-scola
    “Scola figures to battle for the starting power forward spot with Trevor Booker, who signed a two-year, $18 million deal with Brooklyn. “I think we’re going to let it play out,” Atkinson said. “I know those guys wouldn’t want it any other way. I think they’re two competitors, they understand the NBA and they’re going to battle it out and compete for the spot.”

  • 寒山子

    Once again, my apology. I honestly tried to look for a thread on Feedbacks and somehow I had missed it. Sigh.

  • 寒山子

    were they regulars from somewhere else before they were here?

  • donsmacau

    Probably the other site, and they know who they are. Many aliases used.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    agreed…In my opinion, because this team has so few shooting, you HAVE to start him..Atkinson has no choice all floor spacing will be very small.

  • pero_square

    That’s my take as well. Whenever they met on the court post Linsanity Amar’e always gave Lin a bro hug and chat for a bit.

  • 寒山子

    I know that there were Rox fans going around other forums creating multiple accounts playing (fake) good cops and bad cops as Lin and anti-Lin fans, creating animosity in those forums and damaging the reputation of Lin fans. Just wondering if these two that you mentioned are possibly from there too.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin/RHJ/Bogs/Scola/Lopez is truly the best line-up up to date…Good balance and shooting.

    RHJ can possibly hide Bogs..just have RHJ guard the best wings on the opposite team.

    Scola may have a year left in his tank..If he has, good be a very good stretch-4..shot 40% from 3PT.

  • xeroid
  • Maknusia

    dont worry we dont have fake fans here! But we have @michael the anti-troll

    we have sharp eyes!!! 🙂

  • Maknusia

    Brooklyn Nets Salary Cap

  • Maknusia

    twin tower?

  • Maknusia

    25.5m to be exact

  • FreetheMind

    Marks is doing a good job in FA. I think some of these value signings will surprise people. He is picking good players that’s underrated and have good charterers. Lin will bring out the best in them and lead them to success.

  • Click Click

    You don’t start someone who has a broken jump shot over a guy who is beastin’ it in FIBA, has proven he can be a bit-time scorer last year, and is your only true perimeter threat on the team just for a sophomore rookie who plays D, can’t handle the ball, and does what Booker does except much worse at it. RHJ has potential but he’s not starter material… not yet. He’d be good on the 2nd unit to help hold the lead the 1st unit gets for the team.

  • cdblue10

    I’m very excited on this season and how marks build this team around Lin’s skill set.Nets have no superstars but with Lin,Brooks and a lot of young promising players eager to play would be a very dangerous team.

  • Click Click

    I posted a lot in that comment section. Good cop, bad cop? Who are you referring to? I saw someone with the name ImRickJames talking a lot of smack about Lin on there. Hope it’s not our RickJames because he’d be a huge hypocrite if it was.

  • Maknusia

    Whatever happens out of this forum…let it remain as such…dont really prefer to bring another site discussion into this site and comparing notes about a poster. cheers

  • Click Click

    Perhaps you should be directing this comment at don, then. Since he’s the one who brought up the topic and didn’t specify who he was talking about.

    Also, I like RickJames here and I agree with a lot of what he says here. I’m hoping he’s not the same guy on NetsDaily because that’d be very two-faced of him to say positive things about Lin here and negative things about Lin on NetsDaily.

  • donsmacau

    Lol, your presumptions are spot on yet you don’t want to admit the obvious. haha

  • Click Click

    Admitting what? There’s nothing to admit. I don’t hide behind alt accounts to post on other sites. I speak the truth everywhere I go, even if people hate me for it.

  • donsmacau

    I’m not referring to your line of comment – the other guy’s is staring you in the face but you won’t acknowledge him and notorious on the other site.

  • Click Click

    Well I can’t jump to conclusions about a poster with a similar name there. It could be a different RickJames or it could be him. It’s up to him to fess up here or deny he’s the same poster on NetsDaily. Not my call.

  • donsmacau

    Now why would there be a fess up? Never has been before when confronted.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Since this thread is about Mike D’Antoni, I’d thought I’d mention that the Rockets have formally parted ways with assistant coach Chris Finch …
    __________

  • Click Click

    Again, I don’t want to jump to conclusions. If he wants to be a hypocrite and two-faced, there’s nothing we can do about it. I’m hoping it’s not him because I do like what he posts here. It would be very disappointing to find out they are the same person.

  • donsmacau

    MDA reshaping his coaching staff.

  • donsmacau

    Purveyor of multiple aliases is the game of some JLIN fans, why? your guess is as good as any… I have no idea what kick people get out of it.

  • Click Click

    To be fair, if it is the same person, he’s not using multiple aliases. They have similar, almost identical names, obviously referring to the skit and character Dave Chappelle got famous for.

    Obviously anyone could technically be using multiple aliases anytime, anywhere, but using a such a similar name on NetsDaily does not fit under that definition.

  • donsmacau

    Im referring to the past history of a person using multiple aliases, dropping names on this site is frowned upon.

    I would gladly give you a history on the other site of the multiple aliases of poster in question,.

  • Click Click

    Oh, didn’t know about his history on other sites.

  • DrewBear2

    Although I understand the concerns about big-salary players, I agree there were good reasons those two were part of Plan A.

  • donsmacau

    I love Jimmer’s perseverance and if he was 2inches taller and more “brownish” he would still be in the NBA.

    He had all the advantages JLIN did not have an NCAA Division I scholarship and 1st round drafted pick – but missing JLIN’s skills and athletic attributes (beyond his shooting of course).

    I say the video’s of how Rambis used Jimmer in the 2 trash periods Jimmer was allowed to play and Rambis must have hated Jimmer in practice because Jimmer sank the shots when he was in the game.

    Hope he can finally break through.

  • David Kim

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  • Win

    I really like what the Nets have been done and I probably is the only one who was happy about bout Portland and Heats matched Nets offer on their RFA. So far Nets have a roster that all have something to prove, just like last year Hornets. It is time to shock the NBA. Go Nets!

  • psalm234

    no problem 🙂 I know it’s still a constant improvement process
    thanks again for the feedback

  • 寒山子

    You’re not the only one.

  • Win

    🙂

  • Win

    I like Jimmer too.

  • David Kim

    https://twitter.com/MikeAScotto/status/753622718659043329

    Michael Scotto
    Michael Scotto – ‏@MikeAScotto

    Sources: Former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and the Brooklyn Nets are nearing an agreement. Talks are in advanced stages at this time

  • DrewBear2

    Nice summary of the potential depth-chart. Position-less basketball?

    “The signing of Joe Harris, expected in the next few days, will bring the number of fully guaranteed roster spots to 13, meaning the Nets have two to fill. Or maybe they’re done and will let training camp invitees battle it out for the last spots.

    That said, the team’s depth chart is now coming into focus, with one caveat: Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson keep talking about what many call “position-less basketball,” meaning a system where players are versatile, can play two or even three positions.”

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/14/12187122/with-13-roster-spots-filled-thinking-about-a-brooklyn-nets-depth-chart

  • psalm234

    Although Bennett is a tweener and considered a bust as a former No 1 pick, I trust Kenny Atkinson and Sean Marks if they believe they can develop him to unleash the potential.

    There is no guarantee of success but this Nets roster team is carefully assembled with a bunch of high-character, unselfish players tossed aside by many teams. They will have a lot to prove to play in an unselfish system and shock the NBA next season.

    Led by JLin who has a proven track record to make his teammates better and empowered by Kenny Atkinson, I believe we’ll be in a nice surprise next season 🙂

    Now they need to find big bodies/shotblockers to back up Brook Lopez

  • psalm234

    Nice background story of Joe Harris
    Check out the similarity with Lin from Tony Bennet (his U of Virginia college coach).
    ““He’s deceptively quick, he’s tough and he’s a complete guard,” Bennett said. “He can shoot it, he can pass it and he can put it on the floor. Because his character is so strong, he’s about the team first. There’s a lot of good in this young man. He really embodies what most programs are looking for in a player.”

    His offense is great but we’ll have to see for his defensive skills.
    https://twitter.com/supjackjack/status/753587690369486849

  • Bulldog

    I am happy they didn’t get Crabbe too. He is kinda a laid-back and would occupy a great deal of salary cap.

  • Win

    Hopefully they can find a upgrade on SF as well.

  • donsmacau

    As long as they sign Bennet to a minimum contract and one year deal or 1+1 team option there is little risk and potential upside if he works out.

  • ProLin

    more I read about him more I think he doesn’t fit the culture here. Plus he seemed really happy in Portland.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    At least it’s a minimum contract

    Another “prove it” deal. Low risk, potentially high reward.

    Yeah, Bennett failed on every NBA team he’s ever played for, but he looks like he’s leaner, meaner, and hungrier than ever to prove he can still play in the NBA.

  • David Kim

    He lost his weight too

  • David Kim

    Who will be the 13th roster?
    I think We still have more than 20mils right?
    I dont think they will reach salary cap floor.

  • 寒山子

    Does sound like Lin! I look forward to see if he’s the x-factors – the natural ability to make his team better and over-achieve, and the clutch gene to take over and win the game by sheer will!

  • grover chang

    I think physically he could be better then his reputation because his rookie year he was diagnosed g with asthma and sleep apnea. A lot of stamina and metabolic complications when you can’t sleep and breath.

    As long as he plays and works hard he could contribute. AND take his meds.

  • SeaKing33

    Yeah I like this sign! Why not give him a second chance (or 4th chance), after all this team is comprised of a lot of second-chancers

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    Marks is going HAM

  • Alaingrvis
  • HVJoy

    “Privately, NBA people worried about his true love for the game, his dedication to conditioning, his willingness to consistently put in the time necessary. Everyone likes Bennett — he is a nice, shy, polite young man who people want to see succeed — but they all grew increasingly frustrated with his inability to grasp what it really takes in the cut-throat world of the NBA.”

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/raptors/2016/02/29/raptors-waive-anthony-bennett-sign-jason-thompson.html

  • donsmacau

    Bennett has had many chances and hopefully he can fit what Marks/Atkinson is looking for. Coming out of high school he was touted as having a high BBIQ but that notion dropped dramatically quickly.

    I really love the level of BBIQ of the vast majority of the Nets roster, but remember it takes only 1 player out of 5 who can ruin the flow of a team when he mentally doesn’t get to his spot, misses the open pass or makes a poor decision.

    If Marks wants to give Bennet the benefit of the doubt, then can’t complain.

  • ProLin

    Nah, I think JR straight on hating JLin. Ama’re always say he’s good with Lin but I never believed him.

  • ProLin

    From the films he is short but more like KW short. I don’t think it’s THAT bad.

  • ProLin

    Sounds like another guy with chip on the shoulder. Maybe we can use him after some D-league games.

  • ProLin

    Kinda like the Lakers.. LOL.. poor TJ.

  • psalm234

    wow, Randy Foye?
    I’m not sure why another SG

    The depth chart for SG would be:
    Bojan Bogdanovic,Sean Kilpatrick, Caris LeVert, Harris, Foye

    Bogdanovic & LeVert might be able to play SF. I guess Marks is hoping one of these SGs would fit well

  • SeaKing33

    How cool would it be if there was a Linsanity Part II: The Return.
    Talks about his departure from NY –> Houston –> Lakers –> Hornets –> Brooklyn. The movie ends with him tying his shoes and walking out of the Tunnel for the Round 1 1st Play Off game.

  • Alaingrvis

    beat me to it lol

  • Win

    Another Guard? They need SF and Center.

  • SeaKing33

    Lol maybe Marks and Atkinson really wants to find a sharp shooter for Lin. One of them will emerge as the solid starter during the season hopefully.

  • Click Click

    At this point, I think Marks is just throwing a bunch of darts on the dart board and hoping at least 1 or 2 of them sticks and pans out for the Nets.

    There aren’t many quality SFs or Cs out there, so we’re loading up on guards instead.

  • HVJoy

    He must be having fun shopping for bargain ingredients for a good team around Brook-Lin.

  • psalm234

    Sean Marks conducted his own “America Got SG Talent” competition here 🙂

    I don’t know if Randy Foye can play different position than SG

  • SeaKing33

    True, because I think Hamilton and Lopez are solid and will get the job done. Plus having them two will help them with game flow. One can stay long enough in the game to not get cold.

  • SeaKing33

    Looks like he played quite a bit of Point with the Nuggets.

  • psalm234

    true but I’m concerned with the depth chart for C
    Perhaps Marks think Scola can play some backup C so he goes bargain-hunting for shooters.
    I check his Net Rating for C was slightly better than PF

    C Roster depth:
    Brook Lopez, Justin Hamilton, 6’10” Scola see some minutes here?,Henry Sims,

  • ProLin

    It’s a given. 🙂 We’re just witnessing the plot being written.

  • Click Click

    Mockevicius is signed to a partially guaranteed 1 year contract. He’s most likely playing C and a 3rd stringer if they don’t send him to the L.I. Nets.

  • ProLin

    That’s what I’m thinking too. One of them will become the 3 pot specialist/wing threat Lin needs to get his PnR running.

  • psalm234

    Foye strikes me as a good slasher and 3pt shooter; some good blocking ability

    Almost like JR Smith-type player
    He doesn’t pass at all in his highlights .. maybe once 🙂

  • SeaKing33

    I really hope he gets sent to the L.I. Nets…he’s so bad =(

  • psalm234

    ok, maybe they think they have enough bigs already

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    I guess 15 spots are filled by now
    @APOOCH
    The Brooklyn Nets have filled 15 spots for the roster. Here’s how it’s looking for 2016-2017:
    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/753639087123365888

  • David Kim

    I think Bog will play SF.

  • rookie75094

    Professor Marks accidentally add a secret ingredient. ..chemical LIN…thus created the Powerful Nets.

  • Click Click

    PG

    Jeremy Lin 6’ 3″, 200 lbs, age 27
    Greivis Vasquez 6’ 6″, 217 lbs, age 29
    Isaiah Whitehead (Drafted 42nd overall) 6’ 5″, 210 lbs, age 21
    Yogi Ferrell (Agreed to a contract with Brooklyn – partially guaranteed) 6’ 0″ (more like 5’ 8″), 178 lbs, age 23

    SG

    Sean Kilpatrick 6’ 4″, 210 lbs, age 26
    Randy Foye 6′ 4″, 213 lbs, age 32
    Joe Harris 6’ 6″, 225 lbs, age 24
    Caris LeVert (Drafted 20th overall – recovering from surgery) 6’ 7″, 205 lbs, age 21

    SF

    Bojan Bogdanovic 6’ 8″, 216 lbs, age 27
    Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 6’ 7″, 220 lbs, age 21

    PF

    Trevor Booker 6’ 8″, 228 lbs, age 28
    Chris McCullough 6’ 11″, 200 lbs, age 21
    Luis Scola 6’ 9″, 240 lbs, age 36
    Anthony Bennett 6′ 8″, 245 lbs, age 23

    C

    Brook Lopez 7’ 0″, 275 lbs, age 28
    Justin Hamilton 7’ 0″, 260 lbs, age 26
    Egidijus Mockevicius (1 year $543k contract – partially guaranteed June 26) 6’ 10″, 225 lbs, age 23

  • Click Click

    Mockevicius and Yogi are most likely going to the L.I. Nets D-League team.

  • Win

    Now that you mentioned it, maybe it is a good idea to put more shooter around JLin and Brook for inside out offense. But I really think Nets should get some pieces for defensive purpose as Brook is not really a good defender….

  • Alaingrvis

    wait no more moves after that. Foye and bannert are the last moves

  • Alaingrvis

    ??

  • CJSHYY

    But they still have lots of money left, right?

  • SeaKing33

    Another good thing about a large pool of SG is that every player, great or average, will have an off day, where shots just don’t go in for whatever reason. It sucks but it happens. When it happens, SOMEONE out of the 8 will have there shot for that game.

  • Alaingrvis

    I guess everyone is getting a raise

  • CJSHYY

    Really? Oh! That’s good. LOL!

  • SeaKing33

    lol, everyone that has been saying Lin deserved more, well here you go! Generous GM & FO.

  • SeaKing33

    I think this is a solid group. Play-Off bound!

  • CJSHYY

    Lin should get more of course. Like one from CBS said he got paid w backup salary but do starting job.

  • SeaKing33

    5mill raise?

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Sounds good to me. LOL! Well really don’t know how they are going to divided to every player in the team….

  • Briiick

    Have they reached the floor ?

  • DrewBear2

    I very much doubt it.

  • psalm234

    Salary floor is $84.73M so maybe if it’s still short, everyone will get a raise 🙂

    The salary cap for 2016–17 season will be set at $94.14 million, with the salary floor at 84.73 million and the luxury tax limit at $113.29 million. The NBA uses “soft” cap, meaning that teams were allowed to exceed the cap in order to retain the rights to a player who was already on the team.

  • psalm234
  • HVJoy

    That secret ingredient creates remarkable chemistry among all ingredients. 😀

  • SeaKing33

    Best defense is it’s best offense. If they are scoring consistently, just have to hope that the other teams shots aren’t draining in clutch moments. Need to score to win, that’s what I think =P.

  • ProLin

    or could become a useful 3rd party in trades exchanging cap space for picks. Lots of mega trades could go down and Nets can benefit from it. Honestly decent picks are really important.

  • ProLin

    only if some of the riskier picks works out and the kids step up. At least 40 wins I hope.

  • heart

    Good job in putting together the line up. I was about to do the same. BTW, just want to let you know I’ve read some of your posts from Nets Daily and appreciate that you’ve been posting hard cold facts and sound arguments in Lin’s defense…

  • 7Jeremiah17

    He’s being sarcastic.

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    You’re correct. I didn’t pay much attention before
    The guy is so far off he doesn’t know his stats.

    I really need to put the Stats page together to compile the latest JLin stats for easy access

  • Jamie

    they signed anthony bennet?

  • Click Click

    No prob. This list was originally created by DrewBear, so I gotta give him most of the credit. I just updated it and made it look nice. :p

    I’m trying to make good posts on NetsDaily, but there are definitely a lot of trolls popping up there recently, as well as Nets fans who can’t really handle my type of aggressive, in your face, full of facts, stats, videos, and links type of posting. I also call out people a lot when they’re crapping on Lin, so some people can’t handle that either. It is what it is.

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! 2 years.

  • psalm234

    Trevor Booker: “When I step out onto the court, I don’t let anyone play harder than me.”
    Jeremy Lin signing, Vasquez, Brook Lopez down-low & some of the younger guys that we have .. I think this organization is going the right direction
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/753659568261955584

  • CJSHYY

    I like Booker. I hope he starts.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    It’s like playing whack-a-mole. The world of sports journalism is filled with mediocre, racist, frat-boy types. The sucked at both academics and sports so Jeremy Lin drives them crazy with jealousy. Only Lin’s play can shut them up. I pity him if he replies to my tweet.

    https://twitter.com/7Jeremiah17/status/753657689377501184

  • Jamie

    Not gonna like this looks like the worst team in the NBA
    they literally cant trade anyone other than Lopez and Lin
    No one wants any of these players not getting TJ and Crabbe really hurt them
    hope coach works his magic or something hoping for some miracle here

  • Jamie

    ugh another bad signing

  • Uh-Oh

    Your vacation is over! How’s your vacation?

  • Jamie

    yah yah keep telling yourself that

  • Click Click

    Nice, he keeps mentioning Lin in his SL interview and also in this video.

    I’ve been saying since Booker agreed to the offer, that he’s gonna shock a lot of people this year. Dude’s got the right attitude and aggressive basketball playstyle we need on this team. The amount of alley-oops and monster dunks he’ll get from Lin will make people’s jaws drop. Can’t wait to see them.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Busy

  • SeaKing33

    nah man, give these guys a chance

  • CJSHYY

    It’s minimum deal, w only 1st year guaranteed.

  • SeaKing33

    Im curious, what would you’ve done given the circumstances?

  • ProLin

    that’s why they are almost all 1 year vet-min deals. The hope is that their upside kicks in an they become good players and then they’ll be valuable to keep or trade for picks. It’s a good gamble and the best Marks can do given the dire situation the Nets were in.

  • ProLin

    Looks like focus is small ball/run & gun offense. you need a lot of guards to keep the pressure going.

  • 1mtoldman

    u might want to rethink foye as any kind of good shooter, his 3 point % last year was 301.

    and in terms of overall shooting % for players playing in at least 60 games and at least 18 minutes he was second worst in the league ahead of only marcus smart; directly above him?

    abl p. hairston and kobe bean.

    so: he can’t shoot, you say he doesn’t pass, what does he bring to the table: availability!

    foye was one of only 29 players in the league (out of 480 who say playing time) to play in at least 90 games.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. He’s going to be good on court w Lin.

  • Jamie

    Differently
    they might have had a difficult situation getting FAs
    that still doesnt change the fact that the roster looks really bad

  • DrewBear2

    lol…thanks for the shout-out, but I’m more than happy that you’re taking over and keeping the list updated.

  • Jamie

    Really hope so too.
    These are all NBA players after all
    In the right system with the right coach, almost any NBA level player can play really well(spurs)
    so I’m hoping the coach will work his magic
    some of the Hornets players were in the same situation last year as well, like Marvin Williams

  • SeaKing33

    still doesn’t answer the question…eh well at least above ^ you’re not all that negative.

  • HVJoy

    I like his confident demeanor and tough-guy play style. He may be a good veteran presence in the locker room too.

  • Click Click

    Whitehead and Yogi are most likely 3rd stringers and development projects on the L.I. Nets. Joe Harris will be given a shot to play and contribute some, but I doubt he’ll play tons of minutes. Randy Foye is here to provide depth and mentorship, not significant playtime. So we’re really just left with Lin, Greivis, Kilpatrick, and LeVert getting most of the guard playtime.

    Bog and RHJ will eat up most of the playtime in the SF position anyway. If we need more depth, just move Joe Harris over. Center, we don’t have a lot of depth in, but it’s more reliant on fast-paced ball movement offense anyway. We’ve got Brook there doing most of the heavy lifting, with Hamilton backing him up on the 2nd unit.

  • Jamie

    he has proved that he wasnt NBA ready but I hope he proves me wrong
    he was the worst 1st overall pick but he was also a 1st pick for a reason

  • KHuang

    Agree – he’s like a poor man’s Mark Aguirre as an undersized PF with a complete inside and outside game that’s not elite but completely serviceable.

  • 1mtoldman

    as abba once said: take a chance take a chance take a chance on me.

  • KHuang

    That’s a TOUGH defensive team, one that doesn’t allow dribble penetration and fights hard in the post and doubles up on shooters.

  • ProLin

    The guy probably just counted # of white guys and decided to call it back. Not to mention the Asian.

  • KHuang

    Having players that nobody else wants doesn’t mean the Nets cannot WIN.

  • donsmacau

    Many 1 year deals allow the Nets to jettison the underperformers and load up for the key long-term Nets type of Team Players with a nice free agent class next summer.

  • donsmacau

    Brooklyn Nets List of High Basketball IQ Players (in no particular order)
    JLIN
    Greivis Vasquez
    Bojan Bogdanovic
    Luis Scola
    Brook Lopez
    Justin Hamilton
    Caris LeVert
    Randy Foye
    Egidijus Mockevicius
    Joe Harris

    That gives us fully 67% of our roster in the top quarter of the highest BBIQ’s in the NBA based upon my understanding of each player (take that with a grain of salt). So while we might not have the most athletically gifted, we do have the smartest team.

    High BBIQ teams:
    1. place team stats before individual;
    2. make the right decisions
    3. get to the position where they are supposed to be at the right time
    4. execute Kenny’s plays correctly
    5. make the extra pass to the open man
    6. sacrifice unselfishly for the only thing that counts: WINs

  • takeme2cruz

    As the season is underway, some teams will try to dump salary. Maybe not this year but one or two from now Miami and Portland will be.

  • Jamie

    i said differently
    would have thrown more money at more proven veterans like David Lee instead of the biggest draft bust Anthony Bennet for one
    would have gone for a more legitimate SG or SF
    Marks did his best but this roaster does not look good however you look at it

  • KHuang

    I wouldn’t have done much differently.

    Instead of Anthony Bennett and Joe Harris, I’d have gotten Jimmer Fredette and a bruising D league center like Greg Smith (probably could get a center more skilled than Smith).

  • 1mtoldman

    b4 the trade deadline yes any team not in serious playoff contention. not sure of all the rules and regulations. but would think having cap space would be desireable.

  • 1mtoldman

    this

  • Jamie

    but I also believe almost any NBA player can perform well in the right system like the spurs
    so i hope the coach works his magic and all of these players prove the doubters wrong including myself
    they are in the NBA for a reason

  • Jamie

    True the spurs won with a bunch of scrubs and Tim duncan+leonard(who probably woudnt have been a star on anyother team)
    so this is on the coach now

  • Rick James

    well, he is playing beside lin, hopefully bennet works harder after seeing how hard lin and the other guys work

  • Jamie

    whats new lol

  • SeaKing33

    lol they did throw 50mil and 75mil offer sheets…

  • CJSHYY
  • 1mtoldman

    nets summer league to date ppg and shooting % (x made out of y attempts)

    kilpatrick 14 on 10/17
    mccullough 11.7 on 11/23
    jefferson 10 on 11/27
    whitehead 10 on 11/27
    mockevicius 8.5 on 5/9
    beech 8.5 on 10/29
    ferrell 8 on 6/17
    benimon 7 on 6/11
    thomas 6.5 on 3/9
    sims 5 on 2/7
    hunt 4 on 2/6
    magette 3 on 2/6
    obrien 2 on 1/4

  • BobbyH

    They will discuss Xs and Os with the quarterback and have feedbacks back and forth on and off the courts. This is going to be a team that will play out to their best potential fully as individuals and as a team.

  • Win

    So true.

  • Click Click

    Didn’t see anyone post this yet…

    Ananth Pandian of CBS Sports has compiled a list of the biggest bargains in this summer’s free agency and at the top of the list are the Nets and Jeremy Lin. At three years and $36 million, the contract is steal, writes Pandian. Lin, he believes, is underpaid.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/in-a-wild-nba-spending-spree-these-10-free-agents-were-a-bargain/

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/14/12187450/cbs-sports-jeremy-lin-biggest-bargain-of-free-agency

  • SeaKing33

    Lin personally believes is underpaid?

  • Click Click

    No, the CBS writer believes Lin is underpaid.

  • emz

    They might be going small ball but if you look at most of the guards they’re all tall or long for the guard position. I’m looking forward to the 1-2 or 1-3 pnr with Lin.

  • zxcvb

    Foye has fell off a cliff the past two years, but he’s a good mentor for the young guys. He’ll likely be the “emergency” 3rd string PG/SG until LeVert is healthy and ready. After that, he can serve as the Juwan Howard of the Nets, more assistant than player.

    As I wrote before, Bennett got into serious shape these past few months, but I still don’t like having a guy with motivation issues. But if Marks and Atkinson believe he’s buying in…why not. Just a minimum contract that can be waived at the first sign of trouble.

  • emz

    and this is the same NBA that labeled Lin as soft…

  • CJSHYY

    He’s underpaid. So is MW both got the same agent.

  • Alaingrvis

    This team is clearly lins and brook lopez team. lol Brook-Lin

  • Alaingrvis

    If nets win anything over 20 games is all because of Lin

  • emz

    can you link to the SL interview? can’t seem to google it

  • Click Click

    Lin will obviously be a major part of the turnaround, but you can’t discount the importance of Atkinson, Brook, and Marks. Marks was the one with the vision and intelligence to hire Atkinson, target Lin as their main acquisition, build a team around Lin, and give Lin the keys to this team. Atkinson is the guy who trusts Lin to be his QB and on-court coach / leader. Brook will be Lin’s main partner in the PnR. Brook-Lin will have to do the most of the scoring on this Nets team.

    If this team wins a lot of games, it won’t be only because of Lin. It will be a team effort. Without a team, no player can win games by themselves.

  • Alaingrvis

    This team is set up like a “team” thank goodness”. It really gives Lin a chance to be” The Guy” for the first time in his career. We will see.

  • psalm234

    yes, Booker seems to know JLin’s unselfish plays will get him and everyone easy points.
    Booker “The Enforcer”!

  • grover chang

    I listen to NBA radio and sports radio everyday. No one is talking about the Nets. Looking at this Roster I can’t blame them. That said I still say 50 wins and the playoffs!

  • CJSHYY

    Well at least they did’t trash them yet…LOL!

  • 22cents

    Let the fun games begin!

  • HVJoy

    Let’s hope Bennett proves the doubters/haters wrong, like Lin, with his performance in Team Brook-Lin. 🙂

  • Ace Pagoda

    I hope he is a real tough guy, not just an act. For all the fan complaints about JLin getting flagrantly w/o getting calls it should have been up to his coach and teammates to have his back- and they didn’t. Every team needs an enforcer and every teammate needs to have his teammates back. The next time there is a flagrant foul, especially to the head of JLin or any other player the perpetrator needs to find himself on the floor.

  • spiderman

    Sounds like a tv cop character.

    Book’em Booker!

  • Steppen03

    Yes, it’s here. Can’t Believe It’s Real – JL7 finally has his own team to run with the support from coach, GM, and Org. Really can’t wait for the season to start. But it’s best that there’s time from now to start of season for everyone to get ready – not just with their bodies but minds.

  • Steppen03

    After hearing about MDA talked about Nash and the “quiet” Suns team back in the days – how I’m looking forward to “this Nets team” bringing back some resemblance of that Nash’s team.

  • Steppen03

    Of course! No one can do it alone even “the superstars,” but this time there’ll be Zero excuses for people to say it’s only a … “fluke,” and it’s because of this or that… No more hiding in the shadows behind false narratives.
    We all know this: Mr. 4th Quarter/Mr. Clutch will show up in many, many games.
    Yeah, teamball and all-stars will be re-created on this New Nets team.
    I was pleasantly surprised about The Hawks and The Pistons for last two seasons – The Nets can achieve that now!

  • DrewBear2

    NETS/SIXERS @NBASummerLeague action will tip off at 6:30pm/et on @ESPNU & @ESPN3 #NBASummer https://t.co/NdgdcAHpEV

  • Click Click

    Hopefully Ben Simmons plays today instead of sitting out. I want to see the Nets young guns destroy him and Philly on live national TV lol.

  • DrewBear2

    It’s “playoff” time, so you’d think they’d play him.

  • DrewBear2

    Las Vegas summer league tournament bracket.

  • FreetheMind

    If the team will commit to team defense, they can win 40+ games. Defense wins championships.

  • spiderman

    good thing his name isn’t booger

  • Click Click

    Balance wins championships -Kenny Atkinson

  • james brown

    i love the new smell of air around ….
    “But the marketing possibilities for the Nets and Lin seem almost infinite. Not
    to mention Lin’s pure basketball value: with Lin’s penetration,
    scoring, and “PROVEN DEFENSIVE mettle”, he’ll sell tickets and TV too. Lin
    was already a top 20 seller in jerseys, as a Charlotte Hornet. As the New York Daily News
    opines, Brooklyn gets “tremendous value from Lin, both from a
    basketball standpoint and a marketing one.” He’ll be the “FACE OF THE FRANCHISE.” Now all that’s left to know is how successful is the
    franchise going to be.” (caps for emphasis)

  • ProLin

    right, run & gun with tall guard + pnr with Lin when he’s in the line up.

  • HVJoy

    Well said! I agree fully.

    New team, new coach, new culture. We will find out who would be the tough enforcer for the Nets, Booker or another teammate. 🙂

  • blueCypher

    I think this roster can get to 45 wins.

  • ProLin

    SL doesn’t mean crap, they’ll probably sit him to avoid injuries. Honestly if you are building winning culture you leave the kids in and let them fight. But Sixers is not about winning culture. LOL

  • JAD2456
  • Click Click

    Bah

  • ProLin

    The sixers are losers. They should play him to build rapport and moral.

  • ProLin

    he’ll get a nice bonus this year if the floor is not reached. But Marc might create a pick or two from the left over cap space yet.

  • CJSHYY
  • kittyhead

    Why? His BBIQ is low and kicked a beggar outside a club.I don’t like him at all.

  • Click Click

    Yeah pretty dumb how they’re making him sit most of these games. Summer League doesn’t matter, but it’s a good place to work on your fundamentals, weaknesses, show off skills, etc. A lot of #1 or top 10 picks play(ed) in SL games, but not Simmons. Maybe they’re afraid of his cramping issues or something.

  • Click Click
  • ProLin

    farewell tour year I guess.

  • ProLin

    I trust Marks’ judgement on character at this point.

  • Click Click

    Farewell + get paid tour.

  • ProLin

    That’s around my estimates as well, with a few surprise wins against big teams.

  • HVJoy

    It must be the smell of success in the air? Exciting and fragrant! 😀

    It emanates from Barclay center, spreads across the sky over vast land and reaches you in your town.

  • Chris B.

    They are a pathetic organization. I am glad Jeremy didn’t go to this dump. Most of these teams don’t get more than a total of 5 games in SL. They have more than 2 months left to rest before training camps. The more reps these guys gets, the better. They need to be able to evaluate his skill sets so that they can properly strategize how they can sound him with talent and use him when camp begins. Oh well, good ridden to them. One less team for net to compete with in the East.

  • wandertheglobe

    Raymond Felton got minimum contract with the Clips.

  • Click Click

    Game is finally starting. First thing broadcasters say is how Simmons is sitting “due to rest.”

  • Click Click

    CMC off to a good start. Lookin’ great so far.

  • Click Click

    LOL RHJ afraid to shoot 2 open 3s. Don’t blame him…

  • ProLin

    Well he should stay with “defense & rebound specialist” first.

  • ProLin

    ya got a stream? At work here.

  • ProLin

    soon they will all be talking about the Nets.

  • Click Click

    I know. That’s what he’s great at.

    Aktinson still running RHJ at point. Guess last game didn’t phase Kenny in trying to see if RHJ could be a point forward. He’s just not a good ball handler or point forward.

  • Click Click

    Epie posted a link above to Youtube. I’m watching on ESPN streaming:

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/

  • ProLin

    where’s the yt link? I’ve been a wire cutter for years now.

  • Rick James

    yeah…it looks to me like he decided to retire after he heard the timmy news and will play for one last year and get his money. Parker will probably play for another 2 years and retire as well.

  • ProLin

    Fat Felton happy to be 3rd string with the Clips eating burger on the bench.

  • Click Click

    Guess he deleted it, not sure.

  • james brown

    Beech is a parson in the making???like his moves and can still be developed. good ballhandling skills and maybe a fast break players that can run and space.

  • Click Click

    Beech is going to be real good in a few years. Might even be good with 1 year of development. Tons of potential.

  • Click Click

    Sheesh, Philly is shooting 6 for 8 from the arc, @ 75%.

  • james brown

    agree..still raw but has potential..hope he can maintain his high character level guy. can be a good addition with the nets.

  • james brown

    nice thing i noticed with Nets SL team, they have decent and basic defensive skills.

  • Click Click

    44-41 Sixers at the half.

    They’re killing the Nets at the arc. 8-19 3s vs. 1-5 with Nets.

  • Derek Kong

    Another day, another terrorist attack. 73 dead in France. So sad.

  • Click Click

    Ban those guns. /s

  • Rick James

    there are millions of middle easterners in france, possibly the most out of any western country. Unfortunateyl, that leads to alot of these kinds of terrorist attacks because the government isn’t able to sort out terrorists from the normal people. Like they say: hiding in plain sight.

  • Jamie

    some thing needs to be done about these people

  • Jamie

    those guns are illegal

  • james brown

    i think i don’t like the way whitehead and RJH plays…maybe first time looking at them..kilpatrick can ball as well as Beech, and maybe Yogi…

  • Derek Kong

    They used granades and a truck. Ban trucks?

  • Jamie

    didnt like the 75 one but i understand
    still dont think TJ and Crabbe are proven

  • Jamie

    hes the worst no.1 overall pick

  • james brown

    everything being used to create havoc by those terrorist are all illegals..banning those guns already banned?

  • Jamie

    agreed but team looks bad right now

  • Jamie

    Agreed Whitehead wont get in the rotation
    RJH is there for defense only

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. This ‘really bad’ rosters is what Lin needed to prove all the false narratives wrong and Mchale dogma that Linsanity was a flute. Anyways the Linsanity rosters was no better. Haha cheers.

  • Click Click

    I like Whitehead, but he tries to do too much and he’s too raw. Needs to spend a year in the D-League.

    RHJ should not be playing point, but he keeps doing it… maybe Aktinson wants to test him in this role which doesn’t fit him at all.

    Kilpatrick is our starting SG, so he better be playing well during Summer League, which is he.

    Beech definitely should get a contract from the Nets to either be a 3rd stringer or D-League spot.

    Yogi needs more development but will eventually be a good bench guy.

    CMC is the most polished and NBA-ready right now on this Nets team other than Kilpatrick. Love CMC. Just needs to put on more muscle / weight.

  • Click Click

    /s means I’m being sarcastic.

  • james brown

    LOL!..well maybe you may add to also ban the terrorist..:P..

    seriously, this is a sad news for everybody and its hard to just stop this..minimizing casualty is not the terrorists definition…what to do???

  • Jamie

    it will all come down to the system
    they have no one on the roster other than Lin and Lopez that are not below average in the NBA
    This is a really weak roster and not much potential like the 76ers
    they really need to play great teamball a system that brings the very best out of all players like the spurs to do well
    if not, easily can go below .300

  • Click Click

    I don’t want to get too deep into it, but let’s just say this was all designed and planned out by evil globalist elite scum who have controlled this world for centuries. They purposely allowed radical jihadists and Muslims into Europe, UK, and U.S.

  • Jamie

    I really want you to get deep into it and i am not being sarcastic

  • Click Click

    This SL broadcast crew makes me sick with how much in love they are with the 76’ers and how much they keep talking about Simmons. At least try to be somewhat less biased for crying out loud. The announcers for previous games were so much better.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. This rosters is effectively a smallball run and gun centric will lots of 2 guards pick and roll actions and paint penetrations the type of plays Pop was weary of when facing a Lin lead team. Haha cheers.

  • Click Click

    I’m not sure this is the proper forum or message board to talk about these things.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Scola is to provide the mentoring and skill set training on court like how to set solid screens etc.He is the JJ of Linsanity2. haha cheers.

  • CJSHYY
  • DrewBear2

    This is Kilpatrick’s 3rd time in SL and he’s 26 years old. He knows better what’s expected (fewer mistakes, for one) and hopefully the younger guys are learning from him.

  • Click Click

    Not bad. Relatively cheap, short-term contracts for good role players.

  • Click Click

    Yeah Kilpatrick is a SL vet. He really should be a backup SG, but because we failed to get Crabbe, he’s the default starting SG on the Nets now.

  • DrewBear2

    Long interview with Tim Duncan by a longtime friend of his. I haven’t watched it all, but thought this part about NOT comparing salaries was wise (and probably the way Jeremy thinks about it): https://youtu.be/AIG7OHjAXig?t=9m35s

  • Click Click

    Too little, too late, Sixers. Should’ve made a huge offer for Lin while you had the chance (even though Lin already made up his mind):

    https://twitter.com/AlexKennedyNBA/status/753722007775244289

  • Chris B.

    They were not even one of the suitors during the first day of FA. Now they want a veteran PG? It just show you how short-sighted they are.

  • james brown

    maybe they will overpay A. Brooks for 3 year 50mil contract..LOL!

  • CJSHYY

    I thought they already got 2 vet PGs???

  • DrewBear2

    I thought they were going to let Simmons play point. I’m glad they didn’t make a serious bid for Jeremy. I think the Nets organization will end up putting much more focus on Lin than any of the other suitors.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Bennetts will be a development project for trade for draft picks next year etc.. haha cheers

  • Win

    This show How smart the Nets were by signing JLin on the first day of the free agency period.

  • Click Click

    Nice defense on last possession. They let the Sixers run the clock down, get their iso, and then 3 Nets all collapsed onto their PG driving in to force a turnover. Nets up by 3 with 4 seconds left.

  • Lefon Jang

    clutch free throws by RhJ

  • Click Click

    A lot of us, including me, thought Sixers were one of the 3 teams meeting with Lin at midnight. They’re so dumb and unorganized. Hinkie got them all those picks, but they fired him and now they don’t know what to do with their team.

  • Click Click

    Word

  • james brown

    maybe they will overpay the vet guard for 1 year so simmons can have a year experience first, then second year, they will let him play as full pledge PG.

  • Chris B.

    They have Bayless, Sergio Rodriguez, and JT. It’s not so bad, but they could have definitely used JLin.

  • Click Click

    Nets win. Too close for comfort, especially with Sixers sitting Simmons. On to the 2nd round!

    http://www.nba.com/games/20160714/PHIBKN/gameinfo.html

  • Lefon Jang

    Kilpatrick is going to be good. Lin can get him the ball in a better position.

  • Rick James

    dont worry 76ers….wait 2 years, then offer lin a max contract, he will be knocking on your door the next day.

  • Chris B.

    I was one of those who thought JLin would be perfect for their bigs and that they would be the one bidding high for Jeremy, but they didn’t. They have no idea what they are doing. Even the Nets who are going young have a few valuable vets on 1 year deal to mentors all their picks. They have so much talents and assets, but they don’t play well together. It’s a team game after all.

  • heart

    Nets need to get 3pt shooting up. Lots of 3s will be raining this coming season. That’s the trend of the league. All Nets need to practice and shoot their 3s w/ confidence…

  • Rick James

    I thought so as well. I mean if 6ers offered lin a decent deal on the first day, they likely could have formed an amazing team, and lin would definitely have matured the rest of the players and been a good influence on them. They should have offered lin a $20M contract for 3 years, but they didn’t. Their loss, nets gain.

  • DrewBear2

    Even if some of these players on the roster today don’t make the cut after training camp, there’s always this possibility:

    “Long Island Nets…will play its home games during the 2016-17 inaugural season at Barclays Center and hold practices at the recently opened HSS Training Center in Brooklyn.”

  • Click Click

    That’s why I kept saying we needed Crabbe so badly. It’s also why Marks had to settle for Joe Harris instead.

    The Nets don’t have legit, proven perimeter threats other than Bog. Lin and Scola can also make a lot of 3s, but only when they’re hot. I really hope Harris turns out to be as good as he was with 3s in college.

  • Chris B.

    I love his game. He plays so much under control. He plays within the game. You rarely see him doing iso. He either drive to the hoop or he shoot an open jumper. That is all he does. Will be a great teammate for Jeremy.

    Atkinson needs to stop his experiment with playing RHJ at point. The guy can’t even handle the most basic dribbling skill. He is a turnover waiting to happen. It’s not a wise investment to experiment with this when the focus should be to try out something that has the possibility of succeeding. RHJ should have only 3 jobs. Play defense, rebound and slash to the basket. If he plays within this role, he is a gem. If not, Nets will have a long season. He will single-handedly lose you game if you allow him to play-make.

  • Click Click

    By the way, that Kennedy tweet was just spin from The Vertical’s reporting of Sixers forcing Spurs to spend so much on Manu:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/76ers-force-spurs-hand-with-manu-ginobili-224154298.html

  • Click Click

    So basically, both Sixers and Spurs were going after Manu with crazy offers, when they should’ve both been going after Lin instead. SMH

  • heart

    Hope so. Need a 3pt specialist ready to turn it on at any moment during the game. Lin facilitated Novak w/ his 3pt shooting by passing to him in his sweet spot at the right moment. Lin made him relevant during the Linsanity stretch and got paid big $ afterwards. Other pgs before and after Lin did not or was not able to bring out his 3pt expertise.

  • Martin Chong

    Ty Lawson?

  • Click Click

    Well, they’ve already targeted Lin and most likely had Atkinson recruit Lin way before FA started.

    The part where they were smart in was giving Lin a lowball offer but not too low to insult him and his worth/value. Then they forced Lin to make a quick decision by feigning interest in Jennings and Rondo.

    Marks played Lin and his agents like a fiddle, but he kind of had to, in order to make sure he has enough money and time to go after other FAs.

  • donsmacau

    We had rumors that up to 6 teams were interested in JLIN only 3 were named and those were the midnight teams Nets, Pelicans and Rockets. Hornets were not one of the 6.

    Very likely 76ers were one of the six teams but for whatever reason, JLIN and his agents elected not to meet them at midnight – doesn’t mean they were not interested in JLIN necessarily.

  • Click Click

    I personally wanted a bidding war for Lin, just to drive up the Nets’ offer for him. I thought Spurs and Sixers (and Mavs) were going to go after Lin like they’re going after Manu now, but they didn’t prioritize correctly and didn’t value Lin at all, which was a mistake on the part of both those teams.

  • donsmacau

    They even had TJ McConnell be the primary ball handler over Simmons in the close Lakers game. TJ played many minutes at PG behind Ish Smith.

    No way Simmons in the first year is the primary playmaker, Colangelos want to win, not Tank.

  • Lin Dunn

    Nets/ pelicans/ rockets? not Nets , pelicans and bulls?

  • donsmacau

    Bulls were not one of the three but was likely one of the 6 as well.

  • Lin Dunn

    What was the Rox supposed to have offered Lin? Wow, glad that Nets was the one, I can’t stomach the idea of Lin at Houston again. Anyone know what the Rox was offering Lin?

  • Click Click

    I doubt the 6 team rumor was true. We certainly never got any confirmation of that rumor being true. There wasn’t even a confirmed report of Lin meeting with any team other than Pelicans and Nets. Houston was never mentioned as a team he met with.

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/1/12078628/jeremy-lin-announces-hes-joining-the-brooklyn-nets

  • donsmacau

    Pre-free agent day, there were suggestions by the pundits that up to 8 teams wanted JLIN as a bench backup in the manner of how Charlotte used JLIN. Nets and Rockets wanted JLIN as a starter and likely the Pelicans too wanted him to start.

    Based on that, there is NO REASON to disbelieve that at MINIMUM 3 more teams wanted to speak with JLIN, but his team culled all of those backup offers to only the ones which registered any interest for him.

  • Click Click

    Again, no confirmed reports any of those rumors were true. You can speculate all you want, but the fact remains, only Pelicans and Nets met with Lin at midnight.

  • donsmacau

    Nobody knows for certain because it was not made public. However since MDA loves JLIN it is an easy assumption that he wanted JLIN as a starter and push Pat Bev to the bench where he belongs.

  • Lin Dunn

    I don’t mind Nets low balling Lin a bit in salary. As a Lin fan I will likely need group therapy just to imagine Lin having to deal with the Rox management, JH, and the CF, dream shakes or whoever those bozos are.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN wanted to make a quick decision and he did, to not risk any DeAndre Jordan type fiasco.

    You are welcome to believe that JLIN had NO other interest by any other teams. The ENTIRE NBA community stated that JLIN was one of the top 1 or 2 free agent PGs of the year, so they dont agree with you.

    Are you also one of the people who believed the hearsay from JLIN’s dad from last year? But now this year you discount all of the respected sports sources that touted JLIN highly?

  • Click Click

    I go by facts and confirmed truth. I don’t go by what pundits speculate or rumors from random people that have no credibility or real knowledge of what happened. Not sure why you’re getting so worked up over this. Provide some concrete evidence on the teams who met with Lin and I’m more than willing to believe you.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Lin team of close associates and agents wouldn’t divulge anything on FA now. When Linsanity2 happens then only we will know for sure how many teams wanted his service as their starting point guard/quarterback and defacto ‘face of the franchise’ whomever other so called superstar may be in those team. Haha cheers.

  • donsmacau

    So you believe JLIN had more interest last season after his reputation was destroyed than from teams this year, that borders on the ridiculous.

    Hide your head in the sand – makes no difference to me.

  • Click Click

    They divulged the Pelicans as a team Lin met with. Why wouldn’t they divulge other teams as well?

  • Click Click

    Lin had more interest last year because he waited for much longer to make his decision. He rushed his decision this year because he already had his mind made up on the Nets. If he waited as long as he did last year or even just 2 more days (after Conley was off the table), I guarantee he would’ve gotten at least 3 more teams to make him offers.

    Why are you talking crap to me when I never said anything to offend you? Hide my head in the sand? I think you’re the one who’s doing that. You’d rather believe in rumors and speculation than actual confirmed facts.

  • donsmacau

    First of all, JLIN’s camp released the midnight names and no other names, there is no rule stipulating what anyone needs to release.

    Second, JLIN made a decision to join Nets within 12 hours.

    But, let me give you a scenario? Had JLIN not come to any agreement with the first 3 teams you can bet your bottom dollar he would have spoken (there is also a thing called a telephone) with more teams the remaining 6 and you probably would have heard about them.

    Oh but you discounted all of the other teams who wanted JLIN as a backup because you didnt see any “concrete evidence” thats right.

  • donsmacau

    What the heck are you even arguing about now?

    You spend all this time saying that NO other teams were interested in JLIN and now you concede that he could have gotten 3 more offers… let’s put an end to this.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. The Pelican and Rocket team interest was a given as they are having preseason games in China right! IMO, Lin team would have informed MDA politely to cancel their meeting after learning that Houston intended to extend Harden. Anyways would appreciate we wait for the revelations in due course rather than we speculate like the last FA. Thank you. Haha cheers.

  • Maknusia

    If I’m not mistaken, there was a sports report indicating about 6 teams who had contacted Lin’s agent for a meet

  • Click Click

    I think in your blind rage and anger, you failed to even read what I wrote and understand what I’m saying. Really pointless arguing with you anymore. Believe what you want to believe bro. I’ll stick with facts.

  • Maknusia

    I think Lin had already made up his mind, same goes to Nets prior to FA. We have seen many indicators from Lin and NETS claiming how they want to build the team and the PG they are looking for.

  • rookie75094
  • donsmacau

    Go back and read the thread, wow.

  • Maknusia

    smart Kid! indeed 🙂

  • rookie75094

    I raise them well…hehe

  • casual bb fan

    IMO that kind of scenerio about the lowballing may not be true at all. IMO Lin could very well asked for such a contract terms so as to provide his team the flexibility to build a respectable rosters of high character guys. Haha cheers.

  • Maknusia

    Great parenting as well! 🙂

  • Rick James

    Click while I agree with you somewhat, your posts nowadays are filled with jealousy and spite. Lin is happy that he got his money, we are happy that he got his money, no need to spread hate for no reason. Lin’s day will come.

    You should try to center yourself, I used to like reading alot of your posts, but I think your thoughts have shifted too far to the right because of some of the other posters, mostly the trolls in disguise. Try going on a vacation for a while and come back refreshed!

  • Click Click

    LOL now I’m pretty sure you’re the same guy on NetsDaily named ImRickJames who was talking crap about Lin. Not even gonna bother replying to your posts in the future.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO the terms for Lin service as the quarterback is just fine and most appropriate in order to dispel all the false narratives like he get Houston to up the poison pill and whatmore the ridiculous comments etc… haha cheers

  • Rick James

    yes that is me…im trying to undo the damage that you are doing to us lin fans. We have a dedicated fan site here and the other one for a reason. No need to go to other sites and give lin and his fanbase a bad image. Please be respectful and understand that other people do not see lin in the same way as us. It is not good for you to go spreading your lin bible around, it just annoys and frustrates other posters. I believe that is a policy on this site as well, not to go to other sites and behave disrespectfully.

  • Click Click

    At least you’re man enough to finally admit you’re the same poster there. I tried giving you the benefit of the doubt earlier today when don called you out. I’m no longer going to bother replying to your troll bait posts and your hypocritical two-faced Lin praise here and bashing on NetsDaily. You’ll be the first on my block list for this site.

  • Rick James

    I have not once bashed lin on netsdaily, but offered a logical praise of him, unlike you who goes around saying he is better than curry, harden etc. Who does more damage in that respect?

  • casual bb fan

    IMO A Brooks not good enough to mentor. They should get Nash as assistant coach. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha. These announcers were bandwagoners. I could imagine them giving John Walls all the praises until Lin punked him during the SL. Haha cheers.

  • occupatio

    wow what thats silly.

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    Yeah I think they started working him out starting from May. He really really wants to make a comeback in the NBA and believes the Nets will give him that opportunity.

  • Click Click
  • DrewBear2

    It’s good they got to observe him over an extended period of time, but it’s a bit concerning it took that long to decide to offer him a job. Oh well, at least it’s low risk.

  • Jedi

    Don’t fall off a cliff catching them pokemons!

  • DrewBear2

    Man, if they can get him on the right path, his potential could be spectacular.

  • joy
  • Click Click

    Worth the risk with not a lot to lose.

    I’m just curious as to how much playtime he’ll receive. You gotta give him a fair shot and good amount of playtime, but that will eat into other players’ playtime as well.

  • DrewBear2

    I think he needs to work really hard in the coming months to even make the roster. Some of these younger guys are going to D-League, but at least it’s in the same stadium and they’ll be using the same practice facilities. This really is a fresh start for the organization. It’s almost like an expansion team with a new minor league system all at once.

  • psalm234

    76ers has been very clear in overpaying veteran guard for 1-2 years for short-term.
    It’s clear their priority is to groom Ben Simmons to be a Point Forward.

    JLin smartly avoided this 76ers trap because he’ll never be a true PG in 76ers, just a stop-gap

  • joy

    KD in town! Hope Lin will get a chance to ride a bicycle in Taipei next time. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/26b1be26c5ba885f5af9268a6998bd8c7979b77380e7235941b96692002fa9cc.jpg

  • zxcvb

    It’s ultimately a moot point since Brooklyn was clearly Lin’s #1 choice all along — and vice versa. If I were another team, I wouldn’t even bother calling because I know Lin is Brooklyn bound.

  • joy

    Neither with the Hornets!

  • zxcvb

    That’s encouraging. But how will Bennett react if he rides the bench for weeks, months? He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy with the patience to accept that. If he can play SF, he might have a chance to play some right away.

  • psalm234

    man, it’s everywhere 🙂
    Is it very addictive?

  • Click Click

    Riding a bicycle in downtown Taipei is very dangerous, especially if you’re an extremely famous celebrity like Lin. There are tons of motorcycles and cars packed on the streets. Sidewalks are filled with people and food stands too.

  • Click Click

    No team knew Brooklyn was his #1 choice. Not even us Lin fans knew for sure. We only speculated that it was a top choice for him, but nobody actually knew for a fact that he had his mind set on the Nets and wasn’t going to change his mind to play for other teams. It’s a team’s GM’s duty to at least make an offer on a player you think can benefit your team.

  • psalm234

    let’s hope the 1st season everyone will buy into the system and build chemistry quickly.

    It will be exciting, unselfish PnR bball… the very definition of Linsanity team-ball!

  • rookie75094

    Yes very…hehe

  • rookie75094

    Drive very slowly…jk….don’t play and drive…bad for your health.

  • joy

    Even so, a smart GM would still offer Lin a good deal after all Lin is one of the top PGs in FA this year. If would be abnormal if they wouldn’t. As a Lin fan, I’d hope more teams chase Lin in every season.

  • joy

    Obviously KD is not as famous as Lin to people in Taiwan. For sure, when Lin’s riding, they’ll definitely block the road for him, perhaps night time is more feasible. Just thought Lin should do something different every year. 🙂

  • Click Click

    Yeah at night is probably doable. Have we ever seen Lin ride an actual bicycle? I don’t remember ever seeing him ride a non-stationary bike lol.

  • Rick James

    wow, its almost looks like a kids bike for him

  • joy

    Sure. When he was with the Lakers, he rode his bike there. He enjoyed doing that.

  • joy

    And he’s taller than Taipei 101 lol

  • Rick James
  • joy

    Hahaha~

  • occupatio

    look at those arms and thighs. hes enormous.

  • psalm234

    Kenny Atkinson must’ve believed he can develop Anthony Bennet.
    I believe in Coach KAt the same way he believed in JLin

    @NetsDaily
    Atkinson said he first liked what he saw from Bennett at FIBA Americas in 2015 when he coached DR national team.
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/753783193690570752

  • psalm234

    @linfinity88
    1 Holy Hammies
    2 FUBON BRAVES just got their rookie of the year & 1st team all leaguer back!! Congrats @Joelinsta!!
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/753755444225511424

  • Rick Johnson

    Is Joe good enough to be on Taiwan’s Olympic team? Or perhaps in 4 years when he develops more?

  • Click Click

    I forgot who I was talking to about Lin’s adidas sneakers a few weeks back, but I found his player edition sneakers in Nets colors (they were manufactured / released in Asia back in April of this year):

    http://solecollector.com/news/2016/04/adidas-crazylight-boost-2.5-jeremy-lin-black-pe

    http://www.kicksonfire.com/adidas-crazylight-boost-2-5-low-jeremy-lin-pe/

  • Rick Johnson

    I think he did in Santa Monica. I remember seeing a fan picture of him in a bicycle shop.

  • SeaKing33

    Probs me

  • Click Click

    Oh yeah, I think it was you. Did you end up getting any of these PEs? This black, white, and silver version looks sick, especially because they’re Nets colors (minus silver, but I count that as white).

  • CJSHYY
  • SeaKing33

    Nah, and I’m kind of waiting for another design, I don’t like them honestly =[. And I hate Adidas brand lol, we already had this convo though!

  • SeaKing33

    Good point…he better simmer down or be made an example–“OUTTA HERE”

  • Click Click

    I know we talked about preferring and wearing Nike / Jordan brand, but I thought you said you liked the looks of the JLin PEs and I thought you said you wanted to buy Lin sneakers. Oh well, I like this shoe design and color scheme. Wonder how they feel.

  • SeaKing33

    Lol why would he go there. $$ doesn’t matter to Jlin, Coach and FO > $$

  • SeaKing33

    I like the hornet color ones and they were a design before these. There are new ones coming out that Kyle Lowry, Hadren, and Lin are going to be wearing so look out for those! They look much nicer in my opinion!

  • Click Click

    These just came out 3 months ago, they got new designs coming out already? Got a link?

  • Click Click

    These were the ones you liked, right?

    http://nbashoesdb.com/images/jugadores/2163/1097.png

  • SeaKing33
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    where is Linsideme?

  • Click Click

    I remember seeing these. Supposedly, they released it already only July 2. Wonder when the Lin PEs and colors will be coming out…

  • SeaKing33
  • SeaKing33

    Although Black is my favorite color clothing wise, I do like bright colors when I’m playing on the court (preferably red), but yeah hopefully the Nets color way for his PE Bball shoes will be nice for this shoe and future shoes. The designs are getting better, but I still love Nike and Jordan too much

  • Click Click

    I hear ya. Wish Lin was under Nike or Jordan sponsorship. Maybe if he plays great the next few years, he’ll get better, different sponsorship offers.

  • ProLin

    he’s kinda slow ain’t he.

  • ProLin

    probably not an issue.

  • Click Click

    2 weeks too late.

  • psalm234

    He’s good enough to win Rookie of the Year.
    I would imagine he would need to develop and bulk up more to represent the Taiwan’s Olympic team?
    I haven’t followed his games or the competition.

  • ProLin

    Oh he plays for Fubon.. they’re a decent conglomerate… treat employees well. Wife got friend working in their banks. One of top places to work in Taiwan. Very Blue; Baby Lin should be treated well.

  • ProLin

    So Kenny evaluated Bennett for 3 full weeks! Must showed real progress and motivation to sign it. They are doing their home work? In Kenny we believe!

    https://twitter.com/andy_vasquez/status/753796239905271808

  • ProLin

    he said they worked out with Nets for 3 weeks before signing. I think we’ll get another diamond out of him yet.

  • ProLin

    there are bike friendly places and lanes.. u just gotta do it in places like Neihu, then you’ll be fine. As for mob-chasing Lin… that won’t happen until he starts winning and they throw that Light of Taiwan crap on him again, lol.

  • ProLin

    He’s not. Most people in Taiwan don’t really follow the NBA that closely and KD is not a global star like Kobe or Shaq.

  • ProLin

    too much baby fat. The man needs to get cut.

  • occupatio

    so, how familiar are you guys with the nets broadcaster commentators? i remember them being very even keeled.

    im glad to be rid of stephanie ready’s extraneous commentary, and her kemba worship.

  • Click Click

    They’re actually really good broadcasters, especially Ian Eagle.

    Bios: http://www.nba.com/nets/brooklyn/broadcasters_brooklyn.html

    I watch YES mainly for Yankees, but the rare times I watched the Nets, they had good announcers.

  • occupatio

    i remember them being like the miami guys. good commentary and not too homerish.

  • Rick Johnson

    JLin traveling again. Is at airport:

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/753835787544694784

  • Click Click

    ROFL they can’t get any nerdier than this (coming from a huge gamer / Twitch watcher). I love it.

  • psalm234

    ICYMI
    ESPN Nets Reporter Mike Mazzeo breaks down what Brooklyn hopes to get from former No 1 pick Anthony Bennett and why the organization needs to be creative …
    https://twitter.com/TScalesESPN/status/753678777922752512

  • psalm234

    yes, Coach Kenny must’ve seen something that he really likes and believes he can develop AB

  • psalm234

    lol .. be careful, I saw news of teens getting hit by a car crossing busy streets

  • psalm234

    Scola is actually more potent offensively than JJ but yes, hopefully he can be a good mentor and future assistant coach 🙂

  • Click Click

    Meh. Mazzeo said Nets lack talent on this roster at the end of the call. Same narrative everyone keeps saying about the Nets and they’re so wrong.

    Nets have plenty of talent and skill…. maybe not the proven starter talent the pundits and NBA fans always want in players.

  • hchao

    Perhaps your impression on riding a bicycle in Taipei is pretty outdated. Taipei has a very sound riverside bikeway system. KD’s picture shows he was riding on one of Taipei’s riverside bikeways–from the background it looks like somewhere in Neihu or Nangang along the Keelung River. Those riverside bikeways are for bicycles and pedestrians only.

    http://library.taiwanschoolnet.org/cyberfair2009/lsjhs01/bikeway/by-003.jpg
    http://www.gis.taipei.gov.tw/public/MMO/GIS/%E9%9B%99%E6%BA%AA-%E8%85%B3%E8%B8%8F%E8%BB%8A%E9%81%93-012.jpg

    https://www.google.com.tw/search?biw=1024&bih=765&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=%E6%B2%B3%E6%BF%B1%E8%85%B3%E8%B8%8F%E8%BB%8A%E9%81%93&oq=%E6%B2%B3%E6%BF%B1%E8%85%B3%E8%B8%8F%E8%BB%8A%E9%81%93&gs_l=img.1.0.0i24l4.340075.340458.0.342430.2.2.0.0.0.0.81.141.2.2.0….0…1c.1.64.img..0.1.60._HAy2VERXF0

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  • Click Click

    That’s why I said downtown Taipei. Obviously the outskirts of Taipei are fine because they’re made for bike riding.

  • Click Click

    That’s so messed up how her kids left her alone. Asian culture always dictates that kids have to take care of their parents when they get old. Maybe they got Americanized and ditched her like a lot of American people do to their parents these days.

    I hope they find out what happened to her. I don’t think an elderly person can survive being hit by a car. Very sad indeed.

  • Maknusia

    yup…when i biked there…it was very safe and well equipped with pathway and bike stations for rentals

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i just hope their Americanized kids are happy with their trophy white spouse, a house in the suburbs, two kids, and dog. sick people allowing their parents live this way

  • ProLin

    too many Asian immigrants just assumed culture carries over, or worse yet, wanted their kid to become American. This is what ended up happening – aging alone and neglected, American style. They may regret it but it’s too late. Raising kids in the US must be done with the maximum effort to stop the mainstream white culture from brainwashing the kids.

  • ProLin

    more of that kind of talk the better, then when they start to win these same folks will be writing about how shocked they are.

  • ProLin

    NBA is just a career, DOTA is the real love.

    He’s probably going back to NYC for press conference after the SL’s over.

  • ProLin

    that’s what I remembered too. They didn’t just follow the Lin’s bad defense/backup guard/overrated route most lazy commentators took.

  • ProLin

    Like the Knicks, Rox, Lakers, and Hornets, Nike will kick themselves for letting Lin go.

  • Click Click

    I know. It’s better being the underdogs and overachieving than being the favorites and getting mocked for not living up to expectations.

    It’s just disappointing to see Mazzeo say the Nets lack talent when he knows full well they have Lin, Brook, a lot of solid veteran role players, and a bunch of very talented young players with high potential.

  • ProLin

    Taiwan is now like big time on Biking.. a lot of controversy created by the new Taipei mayor surrounding bike lanes/free bike rental. He’s a big biker who seemed to believe that people should start commuting with bikes.

  • ProLin

    he’s gonna run out of Lin names real soon.

  • Maknusia

    Linrun
    Linout
    Linames
    Linreal
    Linsoon

  • Click Click

    It’s not white culture. It’s the modern liberal worldview and belief that the elderly are not worth keeping alive and should be tossed out like garbage… either by ditching them completely or throwing them into a nursing home, which is usually a death sentence anyway.

  • ProLin

    he’s hedging his bet. Saying too much praises will bill you as a homer or too biased. Honestly, there’s no reason to be optimistic unless you are Lin fans who know what he’s capable of. Most other fans can’t imagine what Lin’s about to do to these rookie/has-been/busts/left-overs.

  • Click Click

    Not do to, but do with. :p

    Yeah, most Nets fans and even some Lin fans already gave up on this season. They are so pessimistic and cynical, after years of losing and being mocked by other teams’ fans. I don’t really blame them because they don’t know what we know about Lin.

  • Click Click

    I wouldn’t say that. Lin really does love playing basketball. It’s just that he grew up as a gamer like many people are from his / my generation. Once you get addicted to a game like Lin, his brothers, and his friends are, it’s tough to put it down.

  • casual bb fan

    Hahaha. IMO they will coin so new narratives like deceptively talented. Haha cheers

  • casual bb fan

    Or discarded raw talents. These guys will unfortunately drafted into selfish and losers’ mentality teams with inept FOs living on hypes and confirmation biases. IMO Atkinson and Lin will be mentors and modivators for all these impressionable youths. Haha cheers.

  • joy

    Here is a pic of KD with other riders. (must be somewhere near Grand Hotel). I hope to see Lin leads other bikes while the media chasing after him in those areas. lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b461d5f4b4275725775b6fbd5e7268661280b43cbb437576fa85d682340c785.jpg

  • ProLin

    It’s not that bad in Taiwan; elderly are worse off but not as bad as the way Americans treat their older people – like garbage essentially.

  • ProLin

    These Nets fans has no idea what kind of great GM/C they got going here. They are still chasing for crappy coaches and lazy “stars”. I feel this is a learning experience for everyone. It will take a while for the existing Nets fans to realize that they have the New Spurs on their hands.

  • ProLin

    It’s just a joke. kinda. Not really. He’s found his real love in being gamer; bball is more carried over from Papa Lin… w/o Papa Lin, I would seriously doubt Jlin would chose the NBA as a career.

  • Click Click

    He said it himself that playing in the NBA (along with being a starter, all-star, and winning a championship) was always a dream of his. Why do you think he worked so hard and endured so much grief, racism, harassment, and mental anguish if he didn’t truly love the game of basketball? I know Lin said he thought about quitting at the end of the Lakers season, but he still fought through all of that adversity. If Lin didn’t truly love playing basketball, he would’ve quit before Linsanity even started.

  • ProLin

    sure he love it now, I’m saying that’s basically carried over due to Papa Lin’s love for the game. Of course he loves it now, because he grew up with that love installed in him via his love for his dad. Kids do that a lot. Gaming is his own love, came from nobody. His parents probably against it. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Tey Ling

    How did they know she was hit by a car ?

  • hchao
  • donsmacau

    Nets don’t have the upper talent in the NBA, that is an indisputable fact. We only have Bropez and JLIN as bona fide talent (and that statement people will dispute).

    But that doesn’t mean Nets can’t have a successful team, Atlanta Hawks for the past 4 seasons began with no talent but a semi-star in Al Horford and then average joes stepped up.

    And the reason is team-play which is the same reason that “talent-less” teams like Davidson, Butler, Villanova can be successful in the NCAA against the Kentucky’s, Dukes, UNC who are loaded with all the stars”. They may not win the championship but can go far.

  • donsmacau

    The most pessimistic and cynical of the lot, never believed JLIN would regain his starting PG ever again.

    After the got over the shock, they have once again reloaded their pessimism and cynicism into “even though JLIN has his own team, he will never make them successful”.

    I wonder about these people.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN has pure love of basketball, even if Papa Lin’ hated baskeball and loved video games – JLIN would still love basketball.

  • donsmacau

    3 year contract? That is too long.

    I really like Joe’s game and he can make it in a better league even come out and try an NBA Summer League – it he can put up 20pts/7assts some team might want him as a role player on their NBA team.

  • BobbyH

    It is indeed a very very sad case. Don’t mean to turn this into something else.

    But with Lin coming to NY, there is so much that Lin can bring to the local society. Not my right or anything, but just a thought.

  • SeaKing33

    3/14 3 pters…ouch

  • cinnabar

    This IS freaking sad. Her children should be ashamed of themselves.

  • DX

    She doesn’t get any money or help from government? Usually should have basic senior pension after 65 even didn’t work.

  • Lefon Jang

    Put life into perspective.

  • norah mackenzie

    what i find sad is how unhappy all the players are – when jlin was on the court in new york and rockets – pple were so happy to be playing – there was smiling and it was fun as well because it wasn’t just confined to the top players – everyone played and everyone had the chance to score – that is the difference

  • takeme2cruz

    At least 84 people in Paris yesterday didn’t have a chance to become senior citizens, now that is freaking sad and sick.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I betcha Rondo would like to go to the Nets too but Lin was signed ahead of him and Conley.

  • Uh-Oh

    There’s help offer for her and she can gets it. Not sure if she doesn’t know how to gets it or what reasons. One of my fd live around Chinatown spring st said there’s this one homeless Chinese woman staying in the same corner for over 10 years already. People ask to help her, she always refused.

  • Uh-Oh

    No matter what culture there are kids who have the heart to take care their elderly parents n those who don’t.

  • Click Click

    [MacMahon] Dwight Powell might have taken a discount to stay in Dallas. A league source said the Brooklyn Nets were interested in Powell and pondering making a four-year, $48 million offer to the restricted free agent.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17080521/nba-dallas-mavericks-summer-league-buzz-harrison-barnes-front-center

  • Click Click

    Stating the obvious?

  • Uh-Oh

    You are the one who bring up Americanized etc not me. If this is so obvious to you then you know you shouldnt related this kind of matter to blame on one culture.

  • Rick James

    ugh, very depressing, thats the problem with western countries. Kids not taking care of their parents and ditching them, being brainwashed by the rotten culture here, especically white culture where its OK to leave your aging parents to fend for themselves.

  • Rick James

    they can both be sad and sick! They are not mutually exclusive.

  • Uh-Oh

    Put into nursing home maybe better sometimes than taking care them alone especially when your parent has certain kind of disease that require professional care. If you have the money to hire people, the big house for people to come over to taking care of your parent , that’s great on your part. But average people don’t.

  • Click Click

    But I do blame it on culture. American culture has turned ugly and disgusting. Before the liberals took over America, people actually respected each other and were respectful and kind to the elderly, similar to Asian culture.

  • Click Click

    There’s a huge difference between private nursing homes and public ones that are paid by insurance or the government. Private nursing homes usually take great care of the elderly but costs a boatload of money. Public ones are usually a fasttrack to the morgue and grave.

  • Sophie Paris

    Lin is great guy on and off court

  • Rick James

    indeed, its better to take care of parents yourself when they grow old, just have them move in with you.

  • Rick James

    yes, that same happiness was found in charlotte too. Even if kemba ball hogged alot, the team generally passed alot to each other and trusted each other. It was a great team as well.

  • Rick James

    I heard how jeff teague moved back in with his parents when he got traded to pacers and I gained some respect for him. Alot of bball players forget their roots when they get rich.

  • Uh-Oh

    If you have the money good for you and your parents.

  • Click Click

    Most people don’t have boatloads of money to throw at private nursing homes. That’s the point.

  • Sophie Paris

    So shocking to die like that… even childrens

  • Uh-Oh

    If that’s what you experienced and feel.

  • Click Click

    It is, that’s why I wrote it.

  • Sophie Paris

    Awww it breaks my heart… You wanna help her so much. I always give money to poor old lady on the street. I’m a soft-hearted.. I always imagine what could led them to live on the street from a day to another..

  • ProLin

    … I think he did it because he had no place to stay; I’m certain his parents can’t wait to kick him out again, LOL

  • ProLin

    .. After JLin took his team to the playoffs: “he’ll never get out of first round”

    .. after a deep playoff run: “he’ll never get his team to the finals”

    — after winning the finals: “he’ll never do it again, and it’s really due to player x/y/z who was better”

    — after winning multiple titles: “he’s never be as great as Kobe or Jordan, and w/o his teammates he’s nothing”

    – after becoming GOAT: “well he’s STILL ASIAN SO THERE!”

  • Click Click

    LOL

  • Click Click

    Just a reminder, the NBA will be putting corporate logos onto jerseys starting next season (after this upcoming season). So if you want to buy a Lin jersey without a random, huge corporate logo on it, buy them this season.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/15210151/nba-jerseys-carry-advertisements-beginning-2017-18

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17083525/golden-state-warriors-asking-15-million-20-million-per-year-jersey-advertising

  • donsmacau

    If Kemba ball hogged, then was there a 2nd ball on the floor?

    Kemba’s got one ball in his hands, where did the other ball come from?

  • Rick James

    just saying he wasn’t as big of a ball hog as many players lin has played with, ie harden and kobe. If there is a good type of ball hog, kemba walker is probably it. On a ballhog scale of 1-10, kemba would be a 5 maybe a 6, and harden a 9, kobe a 10 or 11. In playoffs especially, game 3,4,5 even 6 kemba was deferring to others more than iso’ing…i was happy to see his progress compared to the start of the season.

    I think after he saw the warriors wooping his azz so bad with curry sitting the entire 4th quarter and embarrasing him, he started to see the light lol

  • Click Click
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  • psalm234

    I’d like to clarify on this “Brook-Lin” trademark issue:
    The thought behind it was to do fun T-Shirts for JLinFoundation fundraising. I actually asked JLin’s agent email to transfer the trademark to avoid any legal issues in the future or avoid impropriety.

    I’d rather not to break JLin’s trust especially after we help JLin Foundation with fundraising for the past 2 years

  • Click Click

    A lot of people are going to take this the wrong way and think you’re out for the attention and/or money. I hope you handle this the right way and you better clear everything up asap before the narrative gets set for you and this site. Netsdaily is already mad that you did this for whatever reason and that site has a lot of reach and power.

  • Rick Johnson

    Sounds like it won’t have the logo by default but may be an option:

    “As a compromise, jerseys sold to fans will not include the corporate logo, although teams will have the option of selling a version that includes the logo.”

  • Click Click

    They’ll eventually have it on all jerseys, consumer and player. They’re just trying to ease people’s minds and slowly making us accustomed to seeing corporate logos on a major American sport’s jersey.

  • Uh-Oh

    I trust you! With a great mind like you have, you can make a lot of money else where. No need to milk off in the name of Jeremy Lin.

  • psalm234

    thanks, in hindsight it’s not good because it can create a lot of misunderstanding

  • sws94

    Listening to the local radio, Nets fans are pessimistic in a big way. Pretty much all calling up thought the Nets will drop to the bottom of the NBA, be the worst team, and may get wins in the teens. They think LA and the 76ers have improved.

    In a way, this is good. Let them have very low expectations. Whatever the team manages and Lin can bring out of them will not be expected. IMO, it’s better for them to be pleasantly surprised than expect a huge jump from last year. Let them be the sort of Cinderella team if such a thing can exist in the NBA. And far as anyone’s predictions, low or high, I just don’t think it’s possible to predict. So, they’re guesses IMO. You play the game and you see what happens is my motto.

    I don’t know what to think. So I won’t. Time to take a break, enjoy the summer, and September/October they’ll be more to go on. For now, we see some guys in the summer league, and some of them are ok.

  • Rick James

    no need to be sorry….lin fans invented the phrasing before the idea of lin joining the nets was even a whisper in the wind

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I realize that it’s better for a true Lin fan like yourself to trademark it, instead of some other opportunist out there looking to make a quick buck. But because you’re the owner of 1 of the 2 major Lin fansites, people will jump to conclusions and label you greedy and attention-seeking. I hope you get everything cleared up with Jeremy and Netsdaily asap. Good luck man.

  • ProLin

    yeah that’s the best course of action.

  • ProLin

    Exactly, let them be utterly shocked and full of joy when the Nets starts to win.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Where were you when this happened?

  • I am The Jason

    You really can’t blame the fans. The Nets roster does not look strong.

  • SeaKing33

    Haters gonna hate. The real fans of JLin that WANTED him to go to the Nets deserves the credit and I agree with the whole sneaky opportunist vs JLin Portal. As long as you have JLin’s respect and trust,
    forget what NetsDaily think and other people who WISHED they could have though of the idea. For all we know, besides Atkinson and the FO, the whole city was crying for anyone BESIDES Lin.

  • Click Click

    Looks like the presser date has been set:

    https://twitter.com/MazzESPN/status/754038623947939840

  • takeme2cruz

    So what if he is? Those idiots should be mad at themselves for not smart enough to figure it out first.

  • Singapore BB Fan

    Good move. I’m glad you’ve trademark “Brook-Lin”.
    You have the right to do so.
    If anyone wishes to dispute you can point them to this discussion board. Clearly we have the evidence to show that the term Brook Lin” was coined before JLin signed with Nets.
    Don’t be afraid to stand for your rights.

  • CJSHYY

    Low expectation is OK. Their roster is not good that’s true but I still believe Lin will figure it out something…. haha!

  • CJSHYY

    All together?

  • Click Click

    I guess so. It would show team unity. Instead of just Lin up there hogging up all the spotlight.

  • psalm234

    It’s okay. It’s better to clarify the situation so we can focus JLin and the Nets can have a great 2016-17 season.

    I would hate to put a damper in what could be a great start.
    It’s important to clarify any misunderstanding 🙂

  • takeme2cruz

    Coach is going to have a tough time to decide who will start at 2,3 and 4.

  • CJSHYY

    I saw Hawks do the same. Spurs too?

  • KHuang

    The good part is that Atkinson can choose the starters without being handcuffed by big salaries and big egos.

    The only two guaranteed starters are Lin and Lopez.

  • psalm234

    Thank you for the sentiment.

    I’d rather not create any bickering around the suspicion on profiting on the trademark.
    I just don’t want to have something like fun T-Shirt fundraising for JLin Foundation to cast suspicion among Lin fans, Nets fans. It would go against the vision of this site to create positive environment for Lin fans.

    I have to be very careful in anything that we do from now on.
    Now I understand a little bit what JLin experienced with all the accusations after he moved to HOU from NY

  • orLinaryjoe

    Your foresight holds “Brook-Lin” for the foundation and not personal gains. No worries from me.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes that’s why to decide by fit a ability will not be easy.

  • donsmacau

    Let’s take a walk down Pessimistic Memory Lane a year ago…

    Hornets fans coming off disappointing 33-49 season had just traded key players and acquired many new faces. Would team chemistry flourish and could they establish a new culture? There was hope but expectations were low amid Some Pessimism.

    Hornets win a few preseason games and even beat mighty LA Clippers in China with JLIN leading the way but suddenly MKG shoulder out for possibly whole season. JLIN fans saw hope that he would perhaps start or at least get more playing time but the CHA fans flowed with High Pessimism for the season

    With MKG out every NBA expert predicts Hornets to be even worse with average total of 27 wins for CHA fans Pessimism Peaked, they spoke of just TANKING the season. Meanwhile JLIN doing great leading CHA to a 7-1 preseason record.

    So JLIN fans, we have been down this path of pessimism before with JLIN on a new team and we know that the ending was far from what the original Pessimistic fans predicted.

    Most of us are convinced we will see a similar repeat.

  • ProLin

    why not Foye? He’s in the Olympics too?

  • KHuang

    It’s perfectly understandable that Nets fans are predicting that the Nets will win under 20 games.

    Unlike us Lin fans who’ve watched Lin lead every single team into the playoffs since 2012 except for the Lakers when Lin led the NBA’s #1 rated bench, Nets fans are not aware of exactly how DOMINANT Lin is.

    They’ll LEARN – and have tons of fun along the way!

  • ProLin

    … but the press will only want to ask Lin questions… LOL

    “So who’s your new Bromance target?”

  • DX

    That’s great! Less pressure and more time. Just like last year, Lin worked perfectly in Charlotte. I think Hornets fans didn’t expect to be in playoff before the season.

  • Sophie Paris

    I wasn’t in the city of Nice

  • Click Click

    It’s sad this world is filled with greedy and jealous people who view others through their own belief system. They think that because someone like yourself was quick to trademark Brook-Lin, it’s for the sole purpose of making money for yourself and seeking Lin’s attention. They assume, because all they’ve seen and known are greed and selfishness, that you’ll do the same with the trademark rights.

    I do think it’s best for all parties involved if you transfer the trademark to Jeremy and have him handle this. There’s a reason why Lin felt the need to trademark Linsanity and fight against other people trying to apply for the trademark. He just doesn’t want people to use his name and profit from it. He never sold anything under that trademark after he got it, whether it for his foundation or not. In this case, it gets even trickier because it’s not only Lin’s name that’s involved, but also Brook Lopez.

  • Sophie Paris

    We trust you no worries. But yes it can be misunderstood. Better clarify everything.

  • KHuang

    Here’s how I’d do it:

    Starters:
    PG: Lin
    SG: Foye
    SF: RHJ
    PF: Scola
    C: Lopez

    Bench:
    PG: General Greivis
    SG: Kilpatrick
    SF: Bogdanovic (6th man)
    PF: Booker
    C: Hamilton

    11th and 12th: Bennett and Levert

    I’d limit RHJ’s minutes to under 20 and play Bogdanovic most of the minutes at the 3.

    Lin would play about 32 minutes for me. Same with Lopez.

    In blowouts – and there will be many Nets victories – Lin and Lopez sit A LOT.

  • Sophie Paris

    Me :p

  • KHuang

    “What’s your haircut going to be?”

  • psalm234

    thank you. Your trust mean a lot to me

  • orLinaryjoe

    Gotcha. I missed the fine detail. Quite some distance.

  • KHuang

    “Not good”?

    If we’re talking about ball hogging chest pounding no fundamentals showboating, OK.

    If we’re talking about hardnosed two way team play that doesn’t create controversy and focuses on production, then the Nets are a SUPERB team (the BEST Lin’s ever had).

  • KHuang

    Depends on who’s looking.

    To me, the roster is EXTREMELY STRONG even without Lin added to the picture.

  • Sophie Paris

    Horrible that was the thing we liked about NBA. No logos on jersey made it a more serious thing. But now it’s gonna be logos AND still a lot of commercials. Lol

  • psalm234

    thank you for the trust. It’s important to continue our annual JLinFoundation fundraising.
    It’s good that we always ask people to donate directly and not to us 🙂
    It saves a lot of headache for sure

  • KHuang

    A known troll from Clutchfans on the other Lin forum is already accusing you of STEALING FROM LIN and has even cited your first name online.

  • NONONO

    Nets vs Hornets

    Brook vs Cody
    Booker vs Marvin
    Bojan vs MKG
    Kilpatrick vs Batum
    Lin vs Kemba

    Atkinson vs Clofford
    Marks vs Cho

    I don’t see why Nets cannot beat Hornets. I would bet Nets 3-1, at least.

  • KHuang

    Teamball wins in the NBA.

    Very few teams in the modern era have actually played teamball, the Spurs being the prime team and the Warriors when Stephen Curry is out being the other.

  • NONONO

    That is what Lin and Atkinson can do.

  • takeme2cruz

    I like it but not sure about starting Foye just yet.

  • 1mtoldman

    it was interesting what atkinson has done so far in summer league; as far as i know no other team is doing this, most of the time he running entire line changes ie. 5 guys play then 5 guys go out and a different 5 guys go in; then those guys go out and the starting five go back in, some specific exceptions for specific reasons but that has been the general pattern. again haven’t seen anyone else doing that.

    atkinson himself is coaching the summer league team right? only a couple coaches doing that (new coaches to their teams in each case i think).

  • Alaingrvis

    scola is too old to start

  • Click Click
  • KHuang

    The Nets are constructed in such a way that even without Lin, they’ll still win quite a few games.

    But as we Lin fans well know, Lin alone is worth at least 20 games of improvement.

    When Lin took that 0.333 Knicks losing team and transformed them into a 0.666 team overnight, that’s the kind of impact Lin will have on the Nets as long as Lin is not supplanted in the starting lineup by yet another undeserving D League scrub.

    Such improvement is similar to the impact Larry Bird had on the Celtics in Bird’s first year – not that Bird even came close to equalling Lin in Lin’s first starts!

  • NONONO

    Nets fans are pessimistic? that is not a bad thing. Our Lin fans should not be overoptimistic. It is going to be a tough season. It is learning process for many young players. They might do better than people expect. Some players in other teams would try hard to prove Lin not a starter. I know Lin could have a best season (mentally and stats). I wish he did not play over 32 mins and keep injury away.

  • KHuang

    That’s GREAT.

    I hope Atkinson coaches like that in the NBA too.

    On the other hand, the Nets veterans are so battlehardened and fundamentally sound that he can pretty much throw any combination of them out there and WIN as long as Lin is on the floor.

  • KHuang

    C’mon, he started 76 games for Toronto that was #2 in the East!!!

    So Scola’s good enough to start for the powerful playoff Raptors but not good enough to start for Lin’s lowly Nets? Of course not!

  • takeme2cruz

    NBA schedule is what I want to see next.

  • Alaingrvis

    ohh wow didn’t notice that. Thx . So I’m guessing he starts but he will be on limited minutes

  • KHuang

    I consider Foye inferior in talent and impact as a SG to Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick.

    However, Foye is a NBA veteran who has two skills that complement Lin well: he can handle the ball when opponents load up on Lin in the backcourt, and he is a proven NBA defender who Lin doesn’t have to cover for.

    Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick are terrific scorers, but I doubt that they can handle and defend as well as Foye can. Starting either of them might result in Lin having like 5 turnovers a game since there would be no ballhandling pressure relief in the backcourt.

  • KHuang

    Yes, highly likely.

    Just because Scola starts, that doesn’t mean he plays major minutes.

  • Alaingrvis

    Is foy good enough to start. Maybe bogdonavich should start. Idk though if bogdonavich is good enough on defense. or Foye for that matter

  • KHuang

    Personally I feel Bogdanovic absolutely has NBA starter ability on both ends of the court, but I think that the Nets need to get Lin and Lopez established early and that would take touches away from Bogdanovic.

    I’d rather the unskilled but springy Rondae Hollis Jefferson take the initial athletic hits against opposing NBA starting SFs, then bring in Bogdanovic to shoot the ball every time he touches it off Lin’s passes. Bogdanovic would then terrorize opposing benches and would close out games with the starters.

  • DrewBear2

    “Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson keep talking about what many call “position-less basketball,” meaning a system where players are versatile, can play two or even three positions.”

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/14/12187122/with-13-roster-spots-filled-thinking-about-a-brooklyn-nets-depth-chart

  • Alaingrvis

    Why not start both. That way we have length in each position .
    Lin
    Bogdanavich
    RHJ
    Scola
    Lopez

  • KHuang

    My sole concern is that Bogdanovic doesn’t appear to me to be a good enough ballhandler to take backcourt pressure off Lin if opponents pressure Lin with 2 or 3 players at midcourt.

    When Lin was with the Knicks, the lack of that ballhandling SG caused Lin’s high turnovers.

  • Alaingrvis

    I think the one way Nets succeed is if Nets become Lins team. When its your team. You are given the ball and have to make something happen.

  • Alaingrvis

    Lin wanted a chance to be the guy. He has to make things happen. It all on his shoulders. He said thats what he wanted

  • Alaingrvis

    Sean kilpatrick will likely be the sixth man.

  • KHuang

    I don’t think that’s how it will play out, though.

    If anything, I envision Lin’s Nets doing a very traditional halfcourt offense with strongly defined roles even though players will move around in those roles seamlessly.

  • Rick James

    true, but nets are a 20 win team, totally different scenario. Hornets were a 43 win team when fully health in 2013-2014 and made playoffs. In 2014-2015 they were a 33 win team because kemba/mkg was injured for half the season. In 2015 of course it is a different story because Lin joined the hornets and is better than mkg. In the beginning of the season hornet fans didn’t know that like we did but they sure as h*** knew it when they got their first taste of linsanity against the raptors, second against spurs, 3rd against cavs, 4th against celtics, and a whole pie to the face in the playoffs LOL. Point of the story, we all know lin can lead a semi decent team with a good structure, all the way to the top. Question is if he can take a team of scrubs anywhere in a full 82 game season??

  • NONONO

    Nets vs Knicks

    Brook vs Noah
    McCullough vs Porzingis (tough match, maybe)
    Bojan/Booker vs Melo
    Kilpatrick vs Lee
    Lin vs Rose

    I do not see Nets has much disadvantages here. Lin might have more fans than Rose in Madison Square Garden.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Predictions for the Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 schedule
    By Chris Barnewall  @ChrisBarnewall on Aug 12, 2015, 11:01a

    “Today, the NBA will finally release the schedule for the 2015-2016 season, and Charlotte Hornets fans are probably entering this with a few expectations in their mind. Some of theses are from trends of years past that are unlikely to change in the upcoming season, and others might be due to the Hornets chances of contending for a playoff spot near the end of the season. Of course, nothing is set in stone right now, and it could end up that none of these predictions are correct, but what’s the fun in a schedule release without a few surprises thrown in?”
    http://www.atthehive.com/2015/8/12/9137775/predictions-charlotte-hornets-2015-2016-schedule

  • takeme2cruz

    He will not play more than 26 min per game.

  • KHuang

    Well, a lot of guys are going to have to do things that they’ve never been asked to do.

    With every Lin team, it usually ends up with the opposition sending 3 defenders at Lin and daring Lin’s teammates to attack the gaps created by Lin. Foye certainly has that capability, and the other Nets SGs probably do too but we don’t know yet.

  • Rick Johnson
  • donsmacau

    It’s totally different?
    No difference at all, do you think Charlotte was the only team to have injuries? Was CHA the only team with bad luck?

  • KHuang

    Yeah, but no player can do it alone.

    I’d love to start Bogdanovic at SG, but his ballhandling is suspect even though his defense and offensive skills are not.

    The SG beside Lin needs to be able to cut, defend, and most of all handle the ball when Lin is trapped. Foye can do that, I’m not sure if Bogdanovic can.

  • takeme2cruz

    For sure I think Scola and Vazquez are home in their country.

  • KHuang

    No names vs brand names

    Teamball vs isoball

  • DrewBear2

    What you describe might mean the same thing quoted above. We’ll just have to wait and see how they actually play when the season starts. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of adjustments made throughout the season.

  • Alaingrvis

    If bogdanich is not in then we have no three point shooter on the court. I think bogdanovich has to start.

  • I am The Jason

    The analyst were wrong about Charlotte. They wrote off Batum b/c he had an off year in Portland due to injury and they only saw Lin as a backup and his rep was hurt by his time with the Lakers. Analyst did not anticipate Charlotte shooting more 3’s which I understand but underestimating Lin’s impact was silly. That being said, Charlotte had Kemba, Batum, Jefferson (when not hurt) and Lin doing damage w/o MKG. Charlotte was in the playoffs before their disaster season with injuries and Lance Stephenson Brooklyn only has Lin and Lopez. I can see the reason for pessimism with the roster surrounding Lin. Just b/c Lin is on the team does not instantly means Brooklyn will improve dramatically.

  • Alaingrvis

    we may need to start mccoulough

  • donsmacau

    ” Just b/c Lin is on the team does not instantly means Brooklyn will improve dramatically.”

    Yes it does

  • Alaingrvis

    Chris McCullough will be very important for Lin because we need spacing. His three shooting as will as bogdanovic is very important. Chris may not start but I’m guessing he plays a lot. Honestly we may need both to start. I don’t see the spacing with Lin, bogdanavich, rhj, scola and Lopez. 4 of the 5 player need to score in the paint.

  • Rick James

    listen man, the only time we know that lin led a team of scrubs so far was linsanity…1 month of brilliant balling. And even then, that team was under rated, they were actually not scrubs but improperly used. Steve Novak, Landry Fields, Tyson Chandler, Amare, Jared Jeffries. Alot of these guys had a TON of talent that lin exploited. The nets are a question mark…they don’t have a 3pt shooter anywhere near the talent of Novak, who was shooting almost 60% during linsanity. Tyson Chandler and Amare are better than bropez. Landry Fields in his prime was under rated, he could have ended up a star if not for his injuries. Jared Jeffries was also decent. You can’t compare the knicks team to the current nets team, the knicks were simply better even back then.

    Oh yes, lets not forget rookie coach atkinson

  • donsmacau

    2015-16 NBA Expert Predictions – Charlotte Hornets
    22 wins – Matt Moore @MattMooreCBS
    29 wins – Zach Harper @TalkHoops
    30 wins – James Herbert @outsidethenba
    26 wins – Ananth Pandian @Ananth_Pandian

  • Rick James

    excellent post! I am hopeful as well but im not going to say this team will be better than the hornets team that lin was on last season.

  • I am The Jason

    Lin was on the Lakers and they did not improve. Just saying.

  • Click Click

    Lakers had Byron Scott, the tank commander. They purposely lost games for high draft picks. Scott benched Lin in favor of Ronnie Price and DNP’d Lin because he played too well and helped the Lakers win too many games. Where have you been?

  • DrewBear2

    Maybe not “totally different”, but definitely NOT “no difference at all”. Although I agree with the general premise that Jeremy’s team will surprise the pessimists, there are some important differences between the teams.

    • Jeremy starts vs back up.
    • Nets have 1 historically regular starter (Brook) vs Hornets had 4 (Kemba, Nic, Marv & Al) and 3 of them end up with career-best seasons.
    • 3rd straight season with same head coach refining his system vs 1st season with rookie HC developing a system.

  • donsmacau

    Listen man, you might not wish to believe this is a scrub lineup Lin | Lamb | Kaminsky | Williams | Hawes but your in the minority, JLIN made it a TOP 10 with no other scrub lineups from any other team in the TOP 11.

    Nets had made the playoffs 3 of the last 4 seasons before their injuries, where was CHA?

  • takeme2cruz

    They had winning record when Kemba was out 12-9 (.571).

  • donsmacau

    Nets were in the playoffs 3 of the last 4 seasons – where was CHA?

  • NONONO

    Yes, Chris and Bojan might split 48 mins.

  • donsmacau

    You mean Byron Scotts Lanker Tankers?

  • I am The Jason

    My point is that just because Lin is on the team does not necessary means the team will improve dramatically. Other factors have to come into play. Some posters on here think that Lin is enough for the Nets and that is not true.

  • Rick Johnson

    Usually around mid August.

  • donsmacau

    It’s what JLIN does for his team that makes the dramatic improvement.

    Lin | Lamb | Kaminsky | Williams | Hawes is a top 10 lineup and there is no other Point Guard in the NBA that likely could have duplicated that feat.

  • ProLin

    Let them fight it out. Rotate. The one plays best with Lin wins.

  • ProLin

    Yeah I’m high on CMC since I watched the Nets beat the Cavs last year. He was the big reason they’ve won. Hope he develops fast.

  • Rick Johnson

    Picking out his locker? Introducing himself to the security staff?

    https://twitter.com/BlackJackAqx/status/754052202419916804

  • Click Click

    Your point is invalid though because the Lakers were a tanking team mandated by their front office and executed by their coach that year and last year to do everything necessary to lose as many games as possible.

    Also, Lin is in a completely different situation now on the Nets compared to every other team he’s ever been on because the entire Nets organization from the front office to head coach to hopefully the players are in full support of Lin being the leader of the team and in full control of the offense. Lin’s never had this opportunity / situation before.

  • DrewBear2

    What!? You ignore the differences I point out and bring something up from left field in another galaxy?

  • ProLin

    handing out autographs to the sec folks.. “please refer to this photo when u see tall Asian”

  • ProLin

    Aren’t they practicing for the Olympics?

  • Click Click

    Nice, he’s finally roaming around the facilities and getting to know everyone.

    Hopefully this year, the Nets security won’t have to ID him whenever he tries to enter Barclays. :p

  • Alaingrvis

    Line ups:
    1.Lin Bogdanovic RHJ McCullough Lopez

    2. Lin Kilpatrick bogdanovich McCullough Lopez

    3. Lin bogdanovich RHJ scola Lopez

    4. Lin Kilpatrick RHJ booker Lopez

    Which one is the best line up. I think Number 2 is the best but may not start. We may start with number 3

  • NONONO

    NO Booker? I thought he could was better than MKG

  • I am The Jason

    I understand the situation with the tanking Lakers. But Lin in Brooklyn, which seems to be a better environment, does not means the team will “dramatically improve”. To me “dramatically improving” is just barely missing the playoffs or making the playoffs. I’m not saying that it can’t happen, but I won’t be surprise if it didn’t because the Nets roster on paper is not that strong.

  • Alaingrvis

    He is in the 4th line up. Im just thinking if Raj is our best Defensive player. We need a three shooter there to Help with spacing. Oddly enough our 4 spot is the most stocked and uncertained

  • Alaingrvis

    These are ideas for starting lineups. Please add more if you have some

  • Click Click

    Good thing results to seasons aren’t measured by how strong or weak you are “on paper.” As we’ve seen time and time again, weak “on paper” teams surprise and shock analysts and fans all of the time.

    Last season, Blazers, Hornets, and Celtics far surpassed expectations and original analyst predictions because they all played like a team and beat other teams that had more talent “on paper” than the did.

    This year will be the same with the Nets. They will “dramatically improve” from a 21-win team. I guarantee it.

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    Must be very close to the level of bull proof glass. Lol.

  • Vintage

    I’m walking around, checking out Brooklyn for the first time. Barclays looks pretty nice.

  • Click Click

    I’m thinking about driving an hour and a half (or more with traffic) down to HSS training center next week… wonder if you’re even allowed inside without a press pass.

  • takeme2cruz

    At least he got in fine without ID incident.

  • freemind

    What a view. ok, that must be God’s window – now Lin can truly say he is playing for God 🙂

  • David Kim

    Lin kilpatrick Bog booker lopez

  • Rick Johnson
  • CJSHYY

    Maybe. That’s why Lin got to NY early? Bc press conference is next Wed.

  • Click Click

    Yup, that’s the starting lineup.

    It’s too early to worry about starting lineup right now. They change all throughout the season anyway.

  • takeme2cruz
  • freemind

    He’s with Brooklyn Nets ticket sales…. ka-ching!!!

  • Click Click

    Lin = $$$

  • Alaingrvis

    Issue is defense

  • 1mtoldman

    this would be my choice also.

  • 1mtoldman

    he and kilpatrick have been the most impressive performers in summer league for nets so far.

  • 1mtoldman

    someone on some nets site following up on the no names theme suggests the “brooklyn projects”.

  • ProLin

    maybe. I’m certain they’ve met Lin if he’s in town. Lin is that kind of dude.

  • 1mtoldman

    “Typically, the NBA schedule is released late July. Often times, the schedule is delayed until early August so that TV networks and the league office can project out and intelligently schedule games at critical times like opening night, Christmas Day, mid-April etc.”

    i believe was aug 12 last year.

  • kittyhead

    He needs to get a place first for the next 3years! I guess.

  • ProLin

    all spots are open save 1 and 5.

  • TVN

    I don’t see Kilpatrick as a starter. Not a very good defender and he hunts his own shot too much to play in that lineup. He’s better used off the bench where he can be more aggressive in looking for his own shot.

  • TVN

    Lin / RHJ / Bojan / Booker / Lopez is the most balanced lineup in my eyes. Not ideal, but based on available personnel, that’s what it looks like until maybe McCullough is physically ready to play st PF.

  • Alaingrvis

    possibly. Coach will figure that out

  • freemind

    Jeremy Lin will be in attendance*
    *players may change

    hmmm…they cover both scenarios ..Lin may or may not be in there LOL.. worth taking the chance to try to meet him. Also notice it’s Nets Shop by Adidas.. not Nike?

    https://twitter.com/APOOCH/status/754073332706840577

  • MEL LIN

    I personally feel that jeremy should have his own press conference. It will be weird for the other players if all the questions were directed to Jlin only. It would feel awkward.

  • Lin Dunn

    They will probably meet Jlin for dinner.

  • heart
  • MEL LIN

    I personally feel that jeremy should have his own press conference. It will be weird for the other players if all the questions were directed to Jlin only. It would feel awkward.

  • CJSHYY

    What? One year contract no press conference? Still think Lin should have his own press conference…

  • CJSHYY

    Well, They probably will limit Lin’s min for question. I saw Hawks press conference for D12 & Bazemore… everyone will have their own limited time.

  • freemind

    looks like he deleted the tweet I tried to link in my previous post. It was flyer advertising the introduction of Nets players. It was open to all and there was a notation

    Jeremy Lin will be in attendance*
    *players may change

    hmmm…they cover both scenarios ..Lin may or may not be in there LOL.. worth taking the chance to try to meet him. Also notice it’s Nets Shop by Adidas.. not Nike?

  • freemind

    The Brooklyn Nets will introduce the newest members of the team at a press conference on Wednesday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. at HSS Training Center.

    The press conference will be televised live on the YES Network and streamed live on both the Nets’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BrooklynNets) and brooklynnets.com.

  • ProLin

    I don’t think that’s the reason… the first two are in Olympic camps… not sure why Foye won’t make it.

  • ProLin

    no, Jeremy will do anything but that. To show team spirit I’m sure he’ll prefer a team intro and ask the press don’t just ask him questions.

  • MEL LIN

    he can’t just tell press not to ask questions. haha… he will get a lot of questions for sure. I am just afraid that the other players will get ignored.

  • sws94

    Hockey line change. But even hockey has 2 or 3 guys at a time go out, opposed to 5.

  • heart

    He still has the tweets in his timeline. That’s where I saw it. Still, I agree w/ most here that Lin should have his own separate conference. I’d imagine Lin would be asked most questions. Don’t want any feeling of jealousy or create any unintentional friction/disrespect towards his new teammates by the press. I guess Nets management want to avoid the appearance of preferential treatment and will contain or distribute the press questions equally, but we know that Lin is a magnet for the media. We’ll see how this goes…
    Here’s Anthony Puccio’s article: http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/15/12203182/brooklyn-nets-to-hold-2016-free-agent-press-conference-live-online

  • ProLin

    I think he’ll just limit the time he gets to answer questions. He has to stay low key or risk.. issues…

  • Rick James

    Lol, sometimes I dont even know if your trolling or not

  • Bearness

    Nets will dramatically improve. And surprise everyone. Absolutely possible with Lin + weak Eastern Conference.

  • Rick James

    lamb?? He was never in any lineup down the stretch, you know as well as I do that the only place he was, was on the bench. Williams is a GREAT stretch 4,and he played really well with lin. Hes not an amazing player but he is a vital role player on any team. Kaminsky was a top 10 draft pick, young and athletic 7 footer. Hawes may not be the best post offensive player but defensively, alot of times he was LOCKDOWN in the paint, nobody could get past him. Oh yeah Hawes could shoot a 3 like hes curry when hes hot.

    So tell me about all the amazing net players on the roster….I am waiting. Oh yeah, and let me know about the tons of experience that the head coach, Coach Atkinson has in the nba.

  • Bearness

    That might be nice, but I think doing joint conference and staying as low profile as possible is not a bad idea either. That way he can fly under the radar…until it’s time to strike. =)

  • Arsenium12 .

    The Nets might well have a formal press conference, structured to allow time for all the players to be asked questions, with the understanding that the media can hang around afterwards to ask individual players (e.g. Jeremy) more questions.

  • David Kim

    https://youtu.be/XomaKiAN2c0

    Sean Kilpatrick Career High 25 Points Full Highlights (3/22/2016)
    Nets vs Hornets

  • Rick James

    I am definitely envious, playing at that facility at night time, in the heart of NYC must be amazing.

  • Rick James

    I agree, the press conference is going to be a media circus.

  • Click Click

    When Kilpatrick gets hot, he’s pretty tough to stop. Then again, most NBA players are the same.

    Pretty funny how he lit up Lee, Batum, and Kemba that game. Lin had his guy on lock down most of the time, but Kilpatrick took advantage of the other Hornets players.

  • ProLin

    He’s been pretty consistently good in the SL. I think he’s NBA ready now that he has confidence in the team and the new coach.

  • Click Click

    I agree. He has to step up and embrace the starting SG role. Nets have little choice now because of not getting Crabbe or TJ. I think he’s ready for the role.

  • Lefon Jang

    Is it open to public?

  • Click Click

    Not sure, but I doubt it.

  • Rick James

    can lin play for the taiwanese national team? Is he considered a natural citizen because of his parents or not? I would love to see him compete in the olympics, its a shame but I don’t think he will get a chance to play for team USA

  • Rick Johnson
  • TVN

    Kilpatrick is likely not starting. I’m almost certain of that. The Nets won’t have Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick staring at both the wing spots. That would give them no D on the wings.

  • Click Click

    Wow, that thread on reddit is now top 6 on /r/nba. Why are people overwhelmingly voting it up so much…?

  • TVN

    He can score, but a scoring 2-guard is not the best fit next to Lin in the starting lineup. People get way too caught up on scoring in Summer League, especially at the expense of other things like defense. Kind of the reason why people are pining for Jimmer Freddette, for crying out loud.

  • Rick James

    I can’t believe the IOC gave the olympics to such a crummy place. The should have given it to a more stable country in the first place. I guess bribes really go far with those people

  • Rick Johnson

    Yes, poor infrastructure / security of that country combined with increased global terrorism is a disaster waiting to happen. Olympics will be a ripe, exposed sitting target for extremist.

  • Rick Johnson
  • Click Click

    LOL first game against the Heat. Hope we kick their butt even if it’s just preseason.

  • Click Click

    I’ve spoken to people who live in Brazil and they say they would never want to willingly live in Rio. Place is super dangerous and riddled with crime.

    I hope the Olympics hire a ton of private security and emergency personnel. If I was a NBA player playing there, I would hire a team of bodyguards. No wonder so many NBA stars refused to go play there this year.

  • adele
  • Click Click

    OMG

  • takeme2cruz

    Notice names are listed in alphabet order. Team unity.

  • Click Click

    This is after the press conference too, so it won’t be at HSS. It’s going to be Barclays. Guess they want everyone to be buying stuff at their adidas shop after the meet and greet…

    Who’s going? 🙂

  • Martin Chong

    Can’t wait!!

  • donsmacau

    You can bet JLIN will be savoring the opportunity to match wits against Coach Spo in a revenge game. Heat has lost Wade and a number of others but JLIN knows the tricks Spo employs against him and has all the answers.

    Chance to complete the interrupted stomping on their necks without some disingenuous coach standing in his way will be satisfying.

  • Rick James

    meh, heat aren’t the same. They dont even have wade anymore and bosh is probably retiring. Heat are a scrub team!

  • donsmacau

    All you lucky fans in the metropolitan area get to hobnob with JLIN regularly now.

  • Click Click

    It’s a pain for me though because I live an hour – hour and a half outside of Brooklyn. There’s no parking at Barclays, so I would have to take a bus and/or train there from Jersey. I do have relatives in NJ so I could drive to their place and park there.

    Lin fans living in Brooklyn are the truly lucky ones. If I lived in Brooklyn, I would probably try to get season tickets.

  • David Kim
  • heart

    Adele, you live nearby? Will you go?

  • Jamie

    meh

  • Jamie

    easy blow out

  • adele

    Yes Heart. 30 minutes from our place. Will try to go out early from work.

  • adele

    Better to take the train than driving. You will be stressed with the parking and the same amount of walking to/from your car to the Barclays center.

  • adele

    Me. Are you going? Any fans out here going on Wednesday?

  • adele

    I guess so. I will check out their stuff. We usually order the jerseys online.

  • heart

    Glad to know. Wow, you’re blessed. Hope you will meet Lin and take lots of pics. Enjoy. We’re going to need lots of your reporting this coming season. Many thanks in advance.

  • adele

    I know. I keep on praying for this. God answered our prayers. But then God gave me a lot of blessings this time also. Just got promoted. I don’t know if its a blessing or a pain because I might not be able to watch a lot of games. But can’t complain. God is good.

  • heart

    Congratulations on your promotion! That’s a blessing from God for sure. Don’t worry. Take care of your welfare/family/work/etc. first. God knows.

  • adele

    Yes. I’m sure most of us have their priorities too. But I’m very excited and looking forward to watching a lot of games at the Barclays as much as possible. Will take lots and lots of pics. I would have wanted to have a get together with some Lin fans with a suite with food and drinks. Maybe in my dreams? Lol!

  • heart

    Hope that will happen one day, especially when Lin plays in the playoffs. This time, we have to pray for not only Lin but practically the entire Nets org. (owner, coaches, teammates, media staff, etc.) to get behind Lin bc the spotlight in NY is very bright and there will be lots of scrutiny. With the history behind Lin and Melo, the media may hype up rivalry… I can see it now.

  • Vintage

    Where’s the invitation to the event?

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    This is great! I would like to go. I’ll email them bc the RSVP button is not working.

  • adele

    I’m sure! Bring it on.

  • adele

    Yes. try to email the above email address. Or call Kevin.

  • adele

    It was sent to us by the Nets Org for regular ticket holders.

  • heart
  • adele

    Meanwhile, I’m also excited with our summer league team. They are in the quarter finals. Go summer league Nets! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5aa64bd81a779b78f80a0410fa10706e53181467d982781aefdf5121054c7ab.jpg

  • Click Click

    Tomorrow’s game will be at 10PM EST on ESPN 2. Gonna be a rematch against the only team Nets lost to so far, at the last 24 seconds of the game. The Cavs are carried by 2 guys: Kay Felder and Jordan McRae. Hopefully Kenny has a better plan of containing these 2 tomorrow night.

  • Click Click

    I reserved tickets. Hopefully they contact me us soon with confirmation. Gonna have to call up friends and relatives to see if they want to go once they send us the confirmation e-mail.

  • adele

    Hope so. I pray that they will be the summer league champions.

  • Click Click

    I ordered the custom Lin away jersey on the 9th (over a week ago). Still no shipping confirmation. Called them up yesterday and they said it will ship on or before the 20th, the day of the press conference / open house. I wish they would’ve sent it out sooner so I could wear the Lin jersey to the meet and greet lol.

  • adele

    That would have been great. I will just wear my regular Nets jersey for now.

  • adele

    Great. I will be checking my phone all the time to check on you too. 🙂

  • Click Click

    We should wear name tags saying “Hi my name is ____ fron jlinportal” :p

  • adele

    LOL its like being in a convention or a seminar.

  • Click Click

    It’d be nice to start off the season as champs of something. 🙂

  • Rick James

    yes, you will need to pray extra hard in the regular season 😉

  • Click Click
  • LinMadd

    I want to see preseason…

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! So happy for you. Wait for your report!!!

  • Lin Dunn

    Maybe a scrub team with the #1 shot blocker.

  • Dan Ang

    Congrats!

  • Rick James

    #1 shot blocker, but now he got his money he doesn’t care. All somebody has to do is keep driving into the basket and get him in foul trouble, then all of a sudden he is much more careful and hesitant to block shots. Or, easily ignore him by shooting 3’s.

  • Click Click
  • SeaKing33

    I don’t think there defense is that bad. If shots are going in, it should neutralize the “no D”. But I mean as long as you’re not a Harden and atleast contest shots it should be okay.

  • Rick James

    Some people are hating on this site and the mod saying he did something wrong for trademarking brook-lin. That is foolish, and I hope psalm does not pay attention to the haters. Like I said on the other site, someone was going to make money from the phrase, either the billionaire owner of nets or some other company. What makes them more worthy of the phrase and the $$ than lin fans? As far as Im concerned, psalm only trademarked one variation, that is Brook-Lin, but there are many possible variations to choose from, ie BrookLin, even BroookLinnn!, or some other dumb variation.

    Some people complaining that the mod is doing it for personal gain…again what does it matter to you?? The mod even said he will donate some or all to charity, and I personally trust his word. Others are saying that the charity donations are a facade and illintentioned in order to gain popularity, even quoting the bible. When did jlinportal go about advertising the charitable donations? It was only found out when some troll at netsdaily accused this site and the mod of some crime. I say tell netsdaily to get lost, they don’t deserve any response or acknowledgement, they aren’t even affiliated officially with the brooklyn nets.

    Keep your head up my man!

  • joy

    Haha~ Amen!

  • NONONO

    True. I bet we wouldn’t see any motivation from some overnight super rich young players. I am glad Nets has not overpaid any player and keep the big cap for next 2-3 years.

  • NONONO

    The defense from Anyone in Nets roster will be much better than Kemba. Clifford knows it so he always assigned other player to cover for him except Worriors game which Curry had 28 points in one quarter.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Are you trying the baiting game again? The last time you did it Melody delete some of your inappropriate postings before I could reply to sort of telling you to respect this site and other fans. Please be more considerate and respect fellow posters. Thank you
    Haha cheers.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i have no problem with fans trademarking variations of BrookLin like Brook-Lin, BrookLynn, or even Brook*Lin. LOL. trademarking Brook-Lin doesn’t prevent anyone from using BrookLin

  • Lin Dunn

    I am sure there is a way to deal with Whiteside. I am not even a fan of whiteside, but what is it about Whiteside that tells you now that he got his money he doesn’t care?

  • Lin Dunn

    If you are talking about H Whiteside, he played D league with Lin. He tried CBA and over seas before Miami , yes he has a big contract but on that basis are you concluding he does not have motivation? We have to wait and see.

  • adele

    I don’t expect a championship in this regular season. Maybe in two years. That’s when pray hard😜

  • ProLin

    I really like this coach. This is a dream come true, JLin paired with this dude who share his vision on just about everything.

  • ProLin

    I can tell why his nickname is “Skilpatrick”…

  • ProLin

    God should have mentioned if you go please document the event for us, lol

  • TVN

    Basketball doesn’t work that way. And yes, Bogdanovic and Kilpatrick would get feasted upon by NBA starters. Bojan was one of the worst defenders in the League statistically and Kilpatrick doesn’t offer much upside at that end, either.

    The point I’m trying to make is that most fans here believe that you have to surround Lin with good offensive players, but based on what I’ve seen throughout the years, that is not true. Surrounding him with good defenders is more important, IMO. With Lin and Lopez, two of the better scorers at their positions in the League, you don’t have to have 5 guys on the court that are looking for their own offense. The best offenses are run with 2 or 3 main guys that are the main threats. The other 2 or 3 play supporting roles.

  • sws94

    We can hope for that because it is possible. I like the low-key approach. Hope for it. Predict nothing. Not a single person knows what will happen. And people usually go with what’s on paper until it is proven wrong.

  • donsmacau

    Ask yourself why Kemba could score 30+ points and still NEVER beat any elite teams?

    Then ask why JLIN could score far fewer and get that same team to beat the top NBA teams.

    Because JLIN seeks to involve teammates on the offensive end and as a consequence they play HARDER on defense for him. Perhaps something to do with focusing teammates’ minds into-the-game because the pass could be coming to you. That mental attentiveness carries over to fewer mental lapses on defense whereas Isoball-hogs infect the team with “observer-itus” on both sides of the ball.

    Odd trait of JLIN’s playmaking that he can bring the best out of his team on the defense-end as well as offensive.

  • Click Click

    He kils teams with his skil.

  • KHuang

    Lin already dealt with Whiteside.

    Before the playoffs, Lin fans were crowing that Whiteside would stop Lin. I repeatedly posted that “Lin would have no trouble with Whiteside in the playoffs.

    Then Lin goes out and shoots a higher percentage with Whiteside on the court than off!

  • KHuang

    You don’t know anything about Jimmer Fredette, so you don’t know how he’s shot 49 and 49 for half a season and has had multiple 20+ scoring games throughout his NBA career.

  • SeaKing33

    I mean if you think RHJ will make that much of a difference then more power to you (idk who else you’d rather have start in place of them). I’m saying Chemistry beats a good offense or good defense.

  • SeaKing33

    Besides, you tell me who the best defender was:

    JLin
    Jeremy Lamb
    Marvin Williams
    Cody Zellar
    Spencer Hawes

    There weren’t any amazing defenders JLin had last year with the hornets…

    I think he has a better team this year offensively & defensivily then any of Jeremy Lin’s unit from
    Hornets last year.

  • KHuang

    Completely disagree as usual.

    First of all, Lin was a low usage SG for the last four seasons. So any SGs on the court with Lin were actually competing with Lin for shots and roles.

    Second, you need a ton of good scorers to win in today’s NBA. What you are advocating for Lin is that he be the next James Harden as a high usage PG with nonscorers around him. The reason the Rockets cannot win is that since Harden is the only guy scoring and nobody else can score even if they wanted to, opponents can rest on defense and blow the Rockets out on offense. That’s the scenario you want for Lin.

    Any team with Lin on it is going to eventually have opponents doubling and tripling Lin defensively with Lin’s teammates left unguarded. The key to beating this is that Lin’s teammates have to attack and score. If they can’t, then it’ll be more 5 turnover games like Lin had in NY because his shooting guards were incapable of attacking without Lin helping them until JR Smith showed up.

    I fully understand that you’re trying to intellectually fit Lin into a “standard” NBA paradigm of one high usage ballhandler and 4 guys on the court feeding that ballhandler. But Lin’s BETTER than that, and you and I and the NBA will find that out next season.

  • SeaKing33

    YES hit it right on the nail

  • KHuang

    I love Atkinson’s win first approach to Summer League.

    Normally, coaches in Summer league try to feature their prized draft picks and will forcefeed them the ball in a way that causes the kind of selfishness that makes teams lose big in the NBA.

    Teamball all the way.

  • grover chang

    Cavs vs Nets, preview of playoffs this year!

  • grover chang

    Agree with Khuang, Whiteside was more of a speed bump then a shot blocker in the playoffs once Lin figured him out. Lin’s biggest advantage is always his mind. I thought it was really smart how Lin would just simply dribble a little bit more to get Whiteside off balance and ruin his shot block. I figured he would do a little floater or jump shot to avoid Whiteside, instead he just adjusted a little and not stop attacking so he could disrupt Heat’s defense. They should’ve won the series. Silly Clifford.

  • Click Click

    It’s hilarious how you’re using last year’s stats of Kilpatrick’s bad defense and applying it to this year’s team. Do you realize how bad the team was surround Kilpatrick when he was given time to play last year? Defense is a team effort. You and your team don’t play any D when you know you’re going to lose anyway, which was when Kilpatrick was given a chance to play last year.

    Here’s just 1 example of how bad the Nets were last year when they shutdown both Brook and Thad:

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201604030BRK.html

    Kilpatrick was actually the leading scorer in that game on the Nets and he wasn’t even a starter. He came in when the rest of the Summer League / D-Leaguers came in.

    This year will be different if and when Kilpatrick starts on the Nets. They will actually want to win. With Atkinson preaching defense to this new Nets team and with Lin getting everyone involved on offense, the entire team will play a lot harder on defense as well. We’ve seen it countless times with the teams Lin has been on before where he took scrubs and made them into very very good players, both on the defensive end as well as offensive.

  • grover chang

    If Atkinson mindset is to play to win in summer league I figure the same for the preseason.

  • TVN

    Marvin Williams played the 4 in most of his minutes. And Zeller often played the 5. Both are decent defenders. You’re also forgetting Nic Batum, who is at least an average wing defender.

    If you think Bogdanovic, who is a turnstile, and Kilpatrick, an average athlete, are going to present any resistance to the competition that is the NBA, then you simply don’t watch much NBA basketball.

  • ProLin

    yeah, you can tell he’s not worried about individual performance, but how the kids play as a team. He’s keeping Kirkpatrick, RHJ, CMC, and Whitehead together most of the time and have them develop rapport and trust. This is our second unit in regular season here.

  • TVN

    RHJ was statistically one of the best wing defenders in the NBA last season as a rookie. As he gains more experience, he’ll only get better. He’s got all the physical tools and the mentality.

    This article articulates exactly why he needs to start and play big minutes on this team:

    http://thesportsquotient.com/nba/2016/3/28/the-best-nba-rookie-wing-is-rondae-hollis-jefferson

  • David Kim

    In one of espn ny radio show yesterday, they said that every teams have a chance to go to playoff except Nets and Sixers… If Nets can go to playoff, everyone will be shocked except Lin fans?? LOL

  • lleepar
  • Rick James

    lol, afraid of what is coming

  • CJSHYY

    I thought they trashed Nets for a while… bc they wanted to let OKC know the pick they got from Nets is going to be top pick for the trade.

  • Jamie

    never doubted it for a second

  • Jamie

    yah yah lah blah cry me a river

  • heart

    Their sixth sense or premonition will come true. Watch! Just like Lin’s HS championship game vs Mater Dei. The Mater Dei HS HC said and had similar sentiment–“…the more I watch the tapes, I just have a feeling, you know what these guys are better than I thought..”

  • Jamie

    Nah well be shocked too but the good kind
    then again Lin never stops shocking us(the good kind)

  • Jamie

    or maybe theres no one to forcefeed on that team
    no one is a lottery pick
    they will probably forcefeed Lin and Brook Lopez a little in the regular season

  • David Kim

    How can nets keep the picks?

  • Click Click

    They getting scurred of losing a high lotto pick swap if and when the Nets “shock” the NBA.

    That’s why there were so many rumors of Celtics trying so hard to trade away the Nets draft swap. The actual professional Celtics scouts and analysts know the Nets have a good chance of being a good team this year.

    Meanwhile, the pundits, fake analysts without a clue, and casual NBA / Nets / Celtics fans are expecting Nets to be the worst or one of the worst NBA teams this upcoming season.

  • DrewBear2

    I won’t be shocked either way. I don’t underestimate the challenges facing the Nets. LeBron was drafted by the Cavs following a 17-win season. They went to 35, then 42 wins the next two seasons with LeBron and still failed to make the playoffs. On the other hand, as I’ve mentioned a number of times already, Jason Kidd led a 26-win Nets team to the Finals in one season.

  • DrewBear2

    They can’t. They traded those picks away a few years ago.

  • Click Click

    Or Harvard, led by Lin, beating the 12th-ranked Huskies (with Kemba lol) and 17th-ranked BC Eagles. A scrub Ivy League team beat overwhelming favorites with far superior players all because of Lin leading them. Now Lin will accomplish the same thing at the NBA level.

  • Click Click

    It’s a trade swap this year. Celtics can swap picks with the Nets or choose not to. Nets get a pick regardless this year, unlike last year. Celtics fans are hoping Nets suck so they can swap with them and get a high lotto pick again.

  • DrewBear2
  • Click Click

    Yes, they’re called the Huskies.

  • DrewBear2

    lol…Pac-10 guy here, so Huskies immediately conjures up Washington.

  • Click Click

    LeBron was still very young and raw with his crazy talents back then. He’s also not a real point guard like Lin is. He became a point forward later in his career because his teams needed him to be.

    Jason Kidd is a legend, but let’s not get it twisted. He had a lot of help on that Nets team. Kenyon Martin was a beast, Richard Jefferson was great back then, and Keith Van Horn was a sniper. He had a lot of very good role players around him to help propel those Nets to perennial playoff contenders.

  • rookie75094

    They lost to uconn..fyi

  • Click Click

    Yeah, my bad.

  • heart

    Too bad, but if Lin had help like KW did around him in that game, Harvard would have won, IMO.

  • rookie75094

    No worries just fyi.

  • DrewBear2

    I agree with everything you itemized. My point was the Nets don’t instantly become a playoff-bound team, which seems to be the consensus opinion here. There is a ton of work to be done and a lot of things need to go right for the Nets.

  • SeaKing33

    I only added who Jeremy played with most of the time as he lead the 2nd unit

  • donsmacau

    Perhaps this has something to do with your irrational fear, you know what JLIN is capable of firsthand just 3 mos ago:

    “Lin’s 25 leads Charlotte Hornets past Boston Celtics 114-100”
    http://www.atthehive.com/2016/4/11/11412094/lins-25-leads-charlotte-hornets-past-boston-celtics-114-100

    “Lin’s performance was eye-popping just when the Hornets needed a boost”
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nba/charlotte-hornets/article71285702.html

  • donsmacau

    And a lot of things that went right for the Hornets to propel them to the playoffs could and will go wrong for the Hornets. 3 critical pieces replaced by uhh…

  • SeaKing33

    And I laugh at how you underestimate Bog and Kilpatrick. You’re just like all those other people that underestimate Lin.

    I just think RHJ will screw up the flow of the game if he starts and try to be ball dominant or take wild shots. I have a feeling him and most of the younger players still aren’t buying into JLin’s leadership role, where as Sean and Bog who has matured and are considered Vet probably have more of a respect for Jeremy’s game then the young guns and rookies

  • takeme2cruz

    Just finished rewatching g3 highlight vs heat. At the end of the game announcer said, it’s the first playoff win for the Hornets in 14 years with the image showing MJ was priceless.

  • Click Click

    I’m one of the more optimistic posters around here and elsewhere, but I don’t think this Nets team can make the playoffs without Crabbe and TJ. That’s why I said my realistic prediction is 33-37 wins, which isn’t enough to get them into playoffs. 40+ wins is certainly possible and sneaking into playoffs is too, though.

  • SeaKing33

    Dang TVN once said “Lin isn’t good enough to play in the NBA”?.

    I’m done debating with him lol, he lost all credentials.

  • donsmacau

    Nope TJ and Crabbe were not the keys to the playoffs. JLIN and Kenny will make due – the level of talent needed to move the needle perceptibly exceeds what TJ/Crabbe could have provided over and above what JLIN will get from the existing core.

    We shall find out this season.

  • takeme2cruz

    He destroyed a bigger taller Turner who got rewarded new big contract.

  • Click Click

    Those Celtics announcers are so boring and homerish.

    Lin torched Boston that night. Helped the Hornets come back and keep the lead. All of the Celtics who were trying to guard Lin were so frustrated that he kept blowing by them and they kept fouling him because they had no other choice. Evan Turner even stuck his leg out to trip Lin at the end. Celtics are a joke.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN was everywhere in that game, like he had 8 hands getting to everything.

  • Click Click

    It’s ridiculous how much Blazers gave him this year. What were they thinking? His stats and eyeball tests were so much worse than Lin, yet he gets a much bigger payday. Oh yeah, it’s because of the Asian discount.

  • BobbyH

    More than once, twice, ten times that Lin can impact a game in many way. As Lin fans, we all know that.

    Can’t wait how the season pans out. No expectation with great expectation.

  • Brewkowski

    Nets with Lin leading them will be over .500

  • Click Click

    I hope so. Not too sure it’ll happen, but it would be great if it did.

  • lleepar
  • Click Click

    Ainge wants to get rid of the Nets’ draft swap so badly, but he wants too much and nobody wants to risk the Nets doing well this year…

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/celtics/2016/07/bulpett_celtics_working_the_nba_room_but_no_deals_pending

  • Ben Johnson

    Ainge is smart and knows that Nets pick is gonna be a dud after JLin takes the team to the 8th seed

  • Ben Johnson

    That Celtics game was actually one of the most important games of the season, especially for the Celtics

  • Click Click

    Yeah, but other teams are smart too, or at least not as dumb as Billy King. Nobody wants to get fleeced by Ainge like he fleeced King. Other teams also know that it’s not a sure thing that the Nets’ picks are going to be high lotto picks this year and the next.

  • lleepar

    Oh, Yeah?

    “Another sticking point in that and in other deals Boston is talking about is that pick from the Nets next year,” said one of these sources. ‘Danny will make it available in the right situation, but he’s not going to give it up with core players, too. That’s going to be a good draft, and that’s going to be a high pick.'”

  • Ben Johnson

    Well, what do you expect him to say, he’s trying to get a good deal for the pick despite understanding that it’s gonna suck…it’s the art of the deal 😀

  • Click Click

    I was going to post that in my original post, but glad you picked up on it.

    Also…

    “Oh, Danny definitely wants to do something,” said one rival general manager. “We’ve got nothing that really works with Boston, but I bet something happens there.”

    Proves Ainge has been trying very, very hard for quite a while, to shop around the Nets’ draft picks.

  • donsmacau

    As a JLIN fan I would hate this, but here’s an idea that some of those Nets fans would love:

    Let’s say JLIN’s Nets start the season 8-2 and Danny Ainge is now quivering in your boots that the draft pick is going to be worthless.

    Sean Marks decides to approach Ainge and trades him an end-of-the-bench player for the Nets pick back from the Celtics.

    Finally, Sean Marks orders Kenny & JLIN to TANK rest of season to take advantage of a nice 2017 draft class.

    Cynical, but alot of those die-hard Nets fans would love to do it.

  • donsmacau

    The big white guy that Anthony Bennet mowed down might still be unconscious
    https://twitter.com/Dryu90/status/747158405362688000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    If Anthony Bennet turns out to be another diamond in the rough (my first diamond is Justin Hamilton) then Kenny (who scouted Bennet) and Marks deserve every accolade for squeezing blood from stones.

  • Click Click

    That won’t happen because Marks, Atkinson, and Lin wants to change the culture of the Nets and will never purposely tank a season unless they’re late into the season already and have no shot of getting more than 25 wins (which I also doubt will be the case).

  • donsmacau

    The Nets are the only team that controls the Nets destiny, if they begin to win very early in the season – Danny Ainge will have fits as the value of that pick drops precipitously because he knows that no other team besides the Nets will give him anything of value for the pick as long as Nets are doing well.

    That scenario will force Ainge to speak with Marks if Ainge wants to see a return on that pick investment. And of course getting that pick would be more valuable to Marks than any of the other 29 teams.

  • Click Click

    Why do you think Ainge has been trying so hard to shop these picks right now, before the season starts? He doesn’t want a scenario like that to happen. He wants to get rid of the Nets picks before there’s any chance of other teams wondering how good the Nets can be next year.

    Right now, the general attitude and opinion of the fans around the league is that the Nets are a bottom-feeding team and will be one of, if not the worst in the NBA. Ainge used his propaganda guy in the media, Bill Simmons, to brainwash everybody into thinking the Nets will suck next year. Right now is the best time for Ainge to strike a deal while the perception of the Nets are at rock bottom.

    I just don’t see your scenario happening at all. First of all, Ainge will most likely get a trade done prior to the start of the season. Second, like I said, Marks, Atkinson, and Lin will refuse to tank. Third, even if those unlikely scenarios happen, Ainge won’t want an “end-of-the-bench player” from the Nets. Nobody would. They only want stars or proven starters in return for 2 first rounders. No matter how well or badly Nets do this year, 2 draft picks in the first round regardless of position, is worth much more than “end-of-the-bench players” from the Nets.

  • donsmacau

    I don’t see my scenario happening either. But a variant of my scenario could unfold:

    1. Ainge cannot get rid of the pick to any other suitor. He is asking too much for the pick from other teams and their GMs also recognize with Marks/Atkinson/JLIN there is risk the pick isn’t worth much – Ainge either asks for less or nobody will trade anything of value before the season begins.

    2. Season begins and JLIN starts winning, Ainge is nervous and talks to Marks. Marks says I’ll trade you Randy Foye (who is playing well) for the Nets pick back because at this rate the pick is worth around #25 if we make playoffs. Remember Hornets traded the #22 for Marco freakin Belinelli.

    3. Now that Marks has the pick back, he is happy with a 30 win season which gives him a #16 pick in a good draft class.

  • Lin Dunn

    As a Lin fan, I pray that Nets will not tank in the next 2 yrs period. I hope Lin will help Nets win and secure good personal STATS.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN will not allow tanking.

  • Click Click

    Ainge will drop his asking price if there are no suitors. He won’t wait until the season starts to get rid of the picks.

    Randy Foye for a 1st rounder… LOL 😀

  • donsmacau

    Marco Belinelli with the worst stats in his CAREER for a first round #22 pick, lol.

    Ainge will not be able to trade that pick is my prediction.

  • Lin Dunn

    Ah, that is where Kenny’s integrity is essetnali.

  • Click Click

    Cho was desperate for a replacement to Lee. The move was panned by most Hornets fans, NBA fans, and analysts when he did it. Ainge isn’t desperate. He has all of the cards in his favor right now.

  • donsmacau

    Come pre-season if Nets begin winning, Ainge will be working the phones like a mad-man as his cards look like junk.

  • SeaKing33

    Lol yeah, I doubt Marks is that kind of person. Neither is Atkinson. I hope it doesn’t happen because it’s not worth to compromise their I lntegrity

  • 1mtoldman

    frugality apparently not one of randy foyes virtues, reporting spending most of his new salary on a jersey home he bought from “the boss”.

  • psalm234

    Nate Gottlieb has written a good article

    “LINSANITY” IS GONE! LONG LIVE JEREMY LIN
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/754384479733608448

  • Lin Dunn

    He is from NJ, and had been interested in that home in 2/16.

  • Rick James

    ugh…why put so much expectations on lin? Lin will do great but no need to put these articles out there. If net fans don’t expect to win, why change their mind about it? Its better to surprise them in the regular season. If things dont go as well as we’d like for some reason or another then we lin fans AND Jeremy don’t have to be caught with out pants down either. Whatever happened to being humble??

  • sws94

    Under promise, over deliver. That to me is the best policy. Keep expectations modest. Lin fans, IMO, are putting a job on Lin that he doesn’t need. The idea that Lin is riding on a white horse and will turn a unexpected bunch in to a 35-plus win team, some even have the team in the playoffs, to me is not a belief or assessment with everything involved of what Lin can do. It’s more making him a superman figure, and what is reasonably expected of him to do is show he can make the team organized, competitive, and fun to watch. Will that results in winning? Who knows? It may in the best scenario. It can. I believe it can but I’m not sure what will ever happen.

    It doesn’t all lie on Lin’s shoulders. Lin needs to have chemistry with the other players, the length of that process can’t be predicted, and they have to execute. He can’t make them play like winners, hopefully, Atkinson’s coaching and not only Lin, but Lopez’s leadership, and perhaps some other vets on the team, will make the team a surprise team. But no one can predict anything or say for sure what will happen. There are no Nostrodamuses among Lin and anti-Lin fans, just people with opinions.

  • blueCypher

    Sean kilpatrick looks to be the starting sg right. Im not sure how much randy foye has left in the tank

  • sws94

    That’s scary. Bennett stopped right after that play to check the condition of that player. Tough watching plays like that.

  • HVJoy

    Did Nathan Gottlieb create Brook-Lin.com? It’ a great name for the website!

    There are already many good features and articles there. So, it’ll be a competitor with this site? 😛

  • takeme2cruz

    The article is not for Lin fans or Lin haters. It’s for Nets fans who paid no attention to the far away, nobody care, zero national televised Charlotte Hornets. It gives them facts about the talents of Jeremy Lin and what he could do and will do for the Nets. Those Nets fans needed those to stay exciting for this coming season despite all the lies and negatives from other websites throwing at them.

  • guest

    It’s a great article highlighting Jeremy’s true skill as a leader and playmaker. He mentions the old narratives that have defined Lin since Linsanity which has followed him up til his last season with the hornets.

    Lin is getting in some great training with Doc who has helped him in his career as a better shooter. 9 three pointers agains sixers while with the rockets and he looked even better in the beginning with the Lakers until Byron started tank mode.
    When the season starts, I’m confident in Atkinson’s player development and most importantly his relationship with Lin, and they’ll continue to work on his shots, types of shots, and different types of ways to get his own looks as an Iso player even though they’ll emphasize team play. Look out, this will be his true Breakout Season!

  • Epie

    It’s not owned by Nathan Gottlieb.

  • freemind

    glad to see the owner made it clear that it stands for Brooklyn+ Jeremy Lin. many Nets assumed Brook-Lin was Lopez+Lin claiming that Lopez should have a stake in revenue generated…smh

  • ProLin

    I agree with him. Linsanity sounds more like throwing shades than praise. I’ll stop using it from now on. If he plays like that the time, there’s nothing insane about it.

  • ProLin

    There’s no way anyone on the Nets wants to tank. Just do well and watch the Celtics cry is good enough.

  • Jamie

    Don’t think so
    Too unproven
    Foye will probably start

  • Jamie

    why not? Brook is the best player on the team right now
    no need to exclude him like that
    not good for team chemistry either

  • donsmacau

    “He can’t make them play like winners”
    JLIN more often than not, does make them play like winners.

  • donsmacau

    “why put so much expectations on lin?” – I’ll not debate the merits of that sentence relative to how average humans feel about JLIN’s success leading the Nets.

    But I will say this, I heard that sort of comment for 8 straight months when I said JLIN’s play would earn him a starting point guard job on his own team this season.

    I saw it this way – I’m going to write what I believe and it’s up to the reader to accept it or reject it – Gottleib probably feels the same.

  • Joe what do you know

    From the context of the whole passage, I think it might be a typo…

  • Uh-Oh

    Wholeheartly agree with this. Brook not necessary meant Brook. It’s Brooklyn as Brook-Lin. So now does the whole Brooklyn borough gonna need to ask for part of the profit whatsoever? Jealousy people don’t make much sense. and the phrase does not really belongs to anyone technically and lawfully speaking. Whoever comes first gets it. It’s very different from the phrase linsanity. Whereas it’s truly belongs to Lin.

  • freemind

    As a Lin fan blog, IMO it’s only correct to make that clarification. By all means If you or someone wants to run another site and call that BrookLin fill with information of Lopez and Lin – make that known and go for it.

  • Click Click

    Come on now, be honest with yourself. Whether you like it or not, everyone knows that Brook-Lin stands for Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin connection. They are the 2 obvious stars on the team and are going to be leaders of the Nets. You can try to spin it like it stands for “Brooklin,” but it doesn’t.

  • sws94

    Easily interpreted as BROOK Lopez and Jeremy LIN. That’s how I’ve been reading it.

  • Click Click

    Foye is on the Nets to add depth and provide mentorship. He’s not on the Nets to be a starter. Heck, he might not even be a backup, depending on what Kenny wants to do with Harris and LeVert. He was pretty bad last year and has been on a steep decline for 3 years now. I don’t think he has much left in the tank. Out of all of the Marks signings, this is the one I don’t like and don’t think the Nets needed on the team.

  • Uh-Oh

    That’s what you think. Not everyone. You can deny it does not stands for Brooklin but it does to many.

  • HVJoy

    Not Nathan Gottlieb?
    Do you know who is the owner of the Brook-Lin.com. Curious me.

  • Uh-Oh

    That’s not how I read it. No idea who’s Brook Lopez until Lin signed with the Brooklyn. Already made this term when the rumor came out Lin might sign with the nets a while ago. At that time I believe most of us saw it as Brooklyn+Lin and then later realize there’s this other player name Brook Lopez too. It’s a fun coincidence. However, People can read the phrase whichever way they like and want.

  • freemind

    nope, honestly when I first saw Brooklin, to me it was a play on Brooklyn with Lin’s name. The 7-11 Brook Lopez…etc were consequential discovery of more elements related to Lin.

  • Uh-Oh

    You speak it!

  • Joe what do you know

    Omg. I just checked Foye’s stats. He’s got some really messed up FG%. I’m worried…. “Chucker” the word immediately cames to mind.

  • occupatio

    foye still has decent change of direction (his low center of gravity helps), but not enuf to get all the way to bucket. he can dribble twice into lane and kick out, is about it now. i see him mostly as a spot up shooter on nets.

  • freemind

    read news that he bought a NJ house from Bruce Springsteen a few month back. Maybe he already plan to retire back to his hometown then. Could be he saw Nets opportunity and reached out to them leading to this signing? He did sign for less than what he took last season.

  • blueCypher

    I really hope he is just there for vet leadership and spot minutes. Give the young athletic guys more minutes.

  • Ben Johnson

    If Foye buys into to be strictly a spot up shooter and cutter/slasher, then I have no problem with him…I’m concerned that he’s only assisted on around 30% of his Field Goals, I haven’t seen his highlights, but this suggests he like to go off on his own and ISO, which would not benefit JLin or the team, and should not be permitted

  • Click Click

    I hope you realize that Foye has been in the NBA for 12 years, going on his 13th year. It’s not like he’s a rookie and this is his first big paycheck. He’s earned a lot of money throughout his NBA career, totaling up to over $30 million (he probably gets to keep $12-$13M after taxes, agent fees, etc.).

    http://www.spotrac.com/nba/brooklyn-nets/randy-foye/cash-earnings/

  • Click Click

    Yeah he most likely wants to retire soon and figures he’s got at least a year left in his bones. I hope he goes all out this year in Brooklyn. Even though Foye is on the tail end of his career, he’s not that old… just basketball old. He’s been pretty bad the past 3 years, but when Foye is on fire, he’s pretty tough to stop (like a lot of NBA players tend to be).

  • blueCypher

    I say give sean kilpatrick and caris lavert minutes over him. Have him for mentorship

  • Jamie

    yep some people are just too narrow minded

  • 1mtoldman

    one of the worst fg% in the league last year among players with significant games played and minutes per game.

    right there with kobe, abl p.hairston and … forgot the other one. oh, uh someone was worse…. marcus smart!

    (and only 301 from 3)

  • Jamie

    Brook is Lin’s teammate
    I dont know why you have to be so narrow minded about this
    Lin is a team player but some fans get jealous of his team mates
    unwilling to share the spotlight
    so much for criticizing harden, kobe and melo lol
    imo, thats pretty much the same
    double standard much?
    Brook-Lin should be about Lopez and Lin too
    They are the cornerstone
    all this jealousy and selfishness is just ugly Lin wouldnt want that either

  • Jamie

    lol you dont know basketball much do you?

  • CJSHYY
  • Click Click

    This will be Lin’s home for the next 2-3 years. What a great picture.

  • ProLin

    my guess is everyone will get a chance and earn the starting spot.

  • ProLin

    Nathan said he was invited to write to the site, not owned by him No idea who…

  • Arsenium12 .

    For those interested, here’s what you’re “looking at” with those panoramic views from the Nets’ training facility.
    __________
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93703714c0d26b1fc09548f01b8a6875539bb9e4b2e8e6af239ba557de88d19c.jpg

  • Click Click
  • CJSHYY

    Nets sure promised him a bright future ahead. Somehow I think TJ will be as trade asset for Heat in the future.

  • Epie

    Don’t know his name, but he responds quickly. @Brook_Lin_Com

  • Linzen

    I want to think that it’s for the rest of his NBA career 😉

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Am a very late reader on this article. If you have already read this, forgive me to post here. This is my first time to see and read this article. Wish I have seen and read this much much earlier.
    https://twitter.com/MelodyTing3/status/754469645231337473

  • CJSHYY

    Robin did so much for Lin even lots of NYK fans trashed him for that…. I really hope he can have interview w Lin in NY. Haha!

  • donsmacau

    TJ is the man who wants somebody to “show him the money”

  • CJSHYY
  • Ben Johnson

    The facility is epic, has state of the art equipment and like a 3000 square foot players lounge…I wouldn’t mind just living there 😀

  • donsmacau

    Hornet fans love to say for every game JLIN play good, it was offset by game where he played bad.

    Truth is JLIN played great against elite teams when he had no choice but to take over the game, he played not-so-good against awful teams where his scoring was not needed because KemBatum were fine at running up the score against awful teams.

    Additionally, JLIN was a key member of every Hornets lineup that mattered.

  • Ben Johnson

    Dang straight

    http://www.hoopsstats.com/basketball/fantasy/nba/playerstats/16/2/fgpct/9-3

    Against playoff teams, JLin had a better FG% and 3pt% than his average (both better than Kemba) and was 19th in scoring/36mins among all PGs (only behind Kemba by like 3pts per 36mins, but on much more efficient shooting)

  • Acbc

    The one thing that struck me as a Lin fan is that paragraph about how every other rookie gets a pass if they get the sophomore funk. All rookies go through that because of how teams learn to defend them and game plan against them, but mainly it’s the expectation that comes with success that causes the sophomore jinx.

    What Robin says is so true, Lin was being put down as an excuse to jettison his services. Basically, Lin was chased out of town to make way for Melo.

  • grover chang

    I have not visited New York in a long time but I here Brooklyn is really picking up.

  • casual bb fan

    Good observation and you got it right. IMO. BrookLopez could have his own Brooklyn connection easily if he was marketable and ‘patentable’ like Brook2pez 6years back etc. Why the need to be bandwagoner to ride on the BrookLyn@ BrookLin thingy which IMO was the very ‘1st love impression’ of any discerning fans on a Lin fan site. Haha cheers

  • Acbc

    Only nets fans would even think of Brooks – Lin. Most Lin fans from all over would never think of that connection. The obvious one is Brookln the city and not Brooks the player. It’s not like Brooks is a star or anything… Not yet anyways until Ln does his magic!

  • takeme2cruz

    Not only you who understand business, Riley.

  • Briiick

    Replacing Lin with whoever they will be forgotten.

  • takeme2cruz

    Was Lin all in the top 5 lineup of the Hornets?

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Lin earned his starting point guard job in the NBA right after his Harvard days. He should have been drafted a lottery pick. He punked the no1 pick didn’t he? It goes to show the biasness of the NBA and the ineptness of the entire NBA fraternity. Haha cheers.

  • Uh-Oh

    Why you have to call people narrow minded when people just have different perspective about this? Stop being too pushy. You can go head and call whatever you want. Nobody will restrain you from that.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Ayyyyy-men!

  • Uh-Oh

    I think it’s a win-win argument for either Brook (Lopez)- Lin advocate or Brook(Lyn)-Lin advocate. Which ever way people like. Just don’t push their idea on others. Mix it whatever way you like cause honestly it can go either way.

  • HVJoy

    Thanks! Curiosity, curiosity lingers. 🙂

  • HVJoy

    Thanks! Maybe my curiosity would drive me to contact the site mod. 🙂

  • ProLin

    Yes he can if he wants. Don’t think he care that much about Taiwan though. He’s very ABC.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin can play with anyone in any situation. He has the ability to adjust….Take Lawson for example, he couldn’t handle Harden and worse, killed his starter career.

  • occupatio

    im surprised celtics lineup is in that bunch

  • Click Click

    These Summer League playoff games today have been crazy. Tight games, actual playoff atmosphere, teams playing top-notch basketball. Bulls vs. Wizards just ended. Bulls barely beat the Wizards, who was the only team that barely beat the Nets.

    Nets vs. Cavs up next. ESPN 2.

  • occupatio

    is it new?

  • Jamie

    Because he’s excluding Lopez out of this and putting him down even though he is Lin’s team mate
    theres no need for that yet

  • Click Click

    Lin always elevates his game against great teams and teams that are better than his own team talent-wise. Lin thrives against good / great competition because he’s a big-game player. This has always been Lin’s M.O., ever since high school. Reminds me of this amazing old, classic article written by Lin’s high school team after Linsanity happened:

    http://vikingsportsmag.com/uncategorized/2012/04/20/roots-of-resilience-jeremy-lins-past-foreshadows-his-future/

    Lin ended up winning the position by the end of the year, but he still did not always give his full effort at every practice. If drills were not competitive, Lin was simply not motivated to perform at a high level.

    “When it was a more non-competitive drill like defensive fundamentals, his performance would be lower because he just wasn’t excited about it, wasn’t motivated to do it and didn’t see how it could help him,” Diepenbrock said.

    Lin’s competitiveness remained though, and could be observed even in practice settings when he felt motivated to perform.

    “If we did a competitive drill, like if it was five-on-five [where] if you lose you have to run, then his performance would be much better,” Diepenbrock said.

  • freemind

    I said this earlier and repeating it here ” when I first saw Brooklin, to me it was a play on Brooklyn with Lin’s name. The 7-11, Brook Lopez…etc were consequential discovery of more elements related to Lin and his teammates.

    Please! don’t spin my post and my view so you could vent about your displeasure about people here not kissing up to harden kobe or melo. You have some anger issue about posts on this site and you try to put words in my post. Calling it narrow minded, jealousy and double standard ?? Where did I or anyone talk negatively about Lopez? Just because a website is name Brook-lin as in Brooklyn+Jeremy, you come to the glorious conclusion that we are all jealous and selfish fans? All this name calling is unnecessary sign of immaturity just because my opinion doesn’t match up to yours? This is absurd!

    I come here to talk about Lin on a Lin site . If I want to talk about other players, I will seek other sites to post, not here.

  • Jamie

    Now you are spinning my post, i never said some are narrow minded and now you are twisting words smh
    If you are gonna exclude Lopez out of this out of jealousy, you are no better than Melo, Kobe and Harden.
    “claiming that Lopez should have a stake in revenue generated…smh” <- not jealous, huh?
    I'm here to talk about Lin too and his teammates by extension
    not here to talk bad about them, there's no need for that kind of negativity here

  • Jamie

    Brook-Lin is just as marketable (Brooklyn + Lin && Brook + Lin)
    Win-Win for every one
    why exclude a team mate here?

  • Jamie

    Brook Lopez is a star
    any NBA fan would make the Brook – Lin connection easily

  • Elon Musk

    Link to the game?

  • Click Click

    http://www.nba.com/games/20160716/CLEBKN/gameinfo.html?ls=iref:nba:scoreboard

    Nets crawled back after having a bad 1st Q and Cavs having a hot 1st Q. Game is tied 41-41 at the half.

    Kenny needs to stop playing Sims. This guy is pure trash and has been all SL. I have no clue why Mockevicius is sitting and Sims is playing so much.

    I love CMC, but wow he’s terrible this game. Completely different player from last game. I hope he finds his game in the 2nd half.

    RHJ, Whitehead, Beech are all having a good game so far. They need to keep this up the rest of the game.

    Kilpatrick is having another good game but dude’s starting to ballhog and chucking up way too many shots. I understand he’s the team’s main / leading scorer, but he’s gotta get his teammates involved more.

  • Epie

    Yeah, I agree. Sims was just.. lost and I noticed Kilpatrick and Yogi ball hogging a lot.

  • Epie

    Dang… Whitehead down, someone stepped on his hand.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO the refinement is in Brooklyn + Lin = BrookLin which is more marketable than Brook Lopez + Jeremy Lin = Brook-Lin which is a more mundane partnership as it could very well be Kilpatrick + Lin = Kil-Lin. In this connection a reference to BrookLin is more discerning sort of puns for Lin’s fan sites like all Lin’s (ALLIN!!/BALLIN!!) related puns like Linsanity etc. Haha cheers.

  • freemind

    Learn to read the WHOLE context of my post, not the part you want to read. I was agreeing with the Owner of website who clearly indicated what the word meant to him so Lopez/Nets fans and yourself should respect that. It does not prevent any fan of Brook or Lin from taking the initiative to build another website and call it Brooklin that defines it as Lopez+Lin. Since you’re loving this Brookgelina connection, its a good project site idea.

    You spin it again and put words into something I never given second thought to.
    “Jamie said : yep some people are just too narrow minded”
    “Jamie said :If you are gonna exclude Lopez out of this out of jealousy ”
    (This was implied in all your post) and I am noting that
    No one says Lopez isn’t a star.
    No one says Brook isn’t the best player.
    A website about Brooklyn+Lin does not mean its not good for team chemistry.

    Ending this discussion. Respect the owner who build a website that meant Brooklyn+Lin. This does not equate to site owner/ site visitors or a post here talking about it as jealous or narrow minded.

  • casual bb fan

    Good post and observations of some blokes here. Keep it up. You are a great fan. Thank you sir for posting as such to remind ‘fans’ to be discerning and post positively with decorum Haha cheers

  • Click Click

    Wow, Beau Beech going off tonight. I keep saying this, but Marks really needs to sign him asap. He has a very bright future in the NBA.

  • james brown

    beech will be the recipient of many JLIN assist because he know how to space and make himself ready for a shot…come 2 years he will be another high price PF or SF but i read he is a SG with his height?

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I see Beech turning into a Parsons-like player. Just needs a bit more development time and get into better shape.

  • Click Click

    At least 3 bad calls against the Nets tonight. Biased or bad refs are handing Cavs this game.

  • Click Click

    Ugly way to end this game. Gave it away. Kenny making questionable calls. Oh well, it’s been a fun SL.

  • Epie

    Oh man.. that 1 free throw could’ve won the game. Too much ball hogging today, weak defense.

  • Jamie

    cool cool

  • Jamie

    Both are pretty marketable
    BrookLin can have 2 meanings
    the more the merrier

  • Jamie

    yep

  • Jamie

    ugh please dont be one of those iso coaches
    the nets cannot play that way
    Only teamball can get them some Ws

  • casual bb fan

    IMO. Not enough shooters on this SL team to implement team ball consistently. Anyways good effort by the team to come back from early deficit in 1st quarter and forced OT. Didn’t step on the necks in the end there. Git stepped on instead in OT. Anyways well done coach. Haha cheers.

  • Briiick

    A court side coach can only make a limit amount of impact in a short time, but with the help of an empowered floor general in Lin, things can change immediately as in the Linsanity series. That’s why Atkinson kept saying how important to get a quarterback.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • ProLin

    … except the one were we told him KW will start no matter what, and he should pretend he’s just a backup PG for our sake. He didn’t do well on that assignment.

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. IMO BrookLin as in Brooklyn is more representative to the Brooklyn + Lin partnership for discerning fans on a Lin’s fan site. Whilst Brook-Lin as in Brook Lopez +Lin is just a teaming of 2 team mates on the Brooklyn Nets . IMO both are exclusive and as discerning fans on a Lin’s fans site the right puns usage are appropriate. Thank you and bye for now Haha cheers.

  • sws94

    It’s not that Brook is a star? He’s one of the better centers in the league.. Brook Lopez has been with that team a long time, Lin is just joining. Brook and Lin seems obvious to most basketball fans and Lin fans that don’t see that, need to see beyond Lin sometimes IMO.

  • Ray Lam

    The new Training center is literally 10 blocks from where Live in sunset park Brooklyn. Def considering trying to get his autograph and/or picture. Cant believe he will be Training so close to my home!

  • sws94

    Exactly, and an absolute no-brainer actually.

  • sws94

    Especially the cornerstone of the Nets. Brook is considered the team’s best player, at least for now. Brook-Lin as the leaders and battery of the team, works great. For only Lin, not so well. In fact, IMO, it should be Brooklincredible, or Brooklinsanity if only for Lin. Brook Lopez and Jeremy Lin is a great way to market the main tandem of the team.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    So that was a disappointing end to summer league… here are my thoughts:

    1.) i like the defense. i think the spurs influence is very apparent. in both the offense and defense. even though there arent great individual defenders except RHJ out there, the unit as a whole looked like they had a plan. sure there were too many open 3’s for my liking, but as a whole, kenny had these guys pretty organized. there was a clear plan, and the guys tried to stick to it.

    2.) i LOVE the offense. so spurs like. get the ball, pass, drive or shoot. no holding on to the ball… whenever they iso’ed, that’s when things went downhill. lots of pnr, lots of screens, rescreens, hand offs etc. i can see lin causing so much havoc out there with this kind of system. also liked them trying to push the pace. SOOO many dumb TO’s from the young guys, but if you have vets like lin and vasquez, they will steady the ship at pg.

    3.) kilpatrick is a keeper. probably the only good thing to come out of the crabbe/TJ matches is that it opens up minutes for him. loved his drives. think he’s a better shooter than what happened last game though. not great defensively but he tries.

    4.) CMC is love hate. love that he can shoot ok especially corner 3’s, love that he can handle the ball. HATE how weak he is and how he cant bang down low. hate the lack of rebounds. looks scared of contact.

    5.) whitehead…. i dont see it…. he competes, he’s tough, he tries real hard on d… but why are people high on him? his shot is only ok, and he’s kinda ball hoggy…. he ruined the 4th quarter last game. he sucked. taking contested shots with no passes early in shot clock? ugh….

    6.) RHJ is everything people say he is defensively… also offensively too. his shot sucks. too scared to take 3’s, not great ball handling, has some vision but cant pass too well, too many TO’s… very concerned about spacing with him….

    7.) beech is the stretch 4 we need. too bad his defense is meh on perimeter. he was abused on switches like kevin love…

    overall im no longer excited for a possible playoff appearance. these young guys are just too raw right now. brook-lin needs help every night and im not convinced they have enough quality role players. i think they win 30+ games, and overachieve in that way, but over 0.500 ball? playoffs? that idea died with crabbe/TJ for me…

    cant wait for preseason…

  • Rick James

    excellent post! Ive always thought the same, lin kind of coasts along for those games where he isn’t needed as much

  • occupatio

  • donsmacau

    “overall im no longer excited for a possible playoff appearance. “
    Uh – thanks for your input Byron, give our regards to Kobe.

  • Click Click

    Nets crawled back from a ridiculously hot Cavs 1st Q and tied it up at the half, then went up by I think 7 or more points in the 3rd. Eventually gave up the lead, but it was a back and forth battle with 3 minutes to go in the 4th. We could’ve beaten the Cavs for 2nd time this SL, but gave the game away at the end.

    Refs made at least 3 terrible calls against the Nets that helped the Cavs out a lot, especially the last bad call when RHJ didn’t even foul.

    Whitehead could’ve put the game away if he made the initial basket or the first free throw. He started the game out looking good, but after his arm got stepped on, he started playing like crap.

    CMC had a horrendous game tonight. He’s usually smooth and confident, but he was a completely different player for some reason this game. He needs to put on a lot more weight and muscle. He also needs to be more confident in his game. I still believe CMC will have a great career once he’s properly developed this year.

    Kilpatrick was very good again, but he was ballhogging way too much, iced out his teammates, and sucked at perimeter shooting. He didn’t pass the ball to CMC or RHJ countless times when they were wide open. 1 for 9 at the arc and turned the ball over 7 times is ridiculous for Kilpatrick. Very disappointed in seeing Kilpatrick be so selfish tonight.

    Beau Beech needs a contract from Marks asap. This guy will be good after a year of development and getting in better shape. I see him as a Parsons-like player one day. Dude was on fire at the 3-point line tonight.

    RHJ played great tonight, but I still don’t like him as the point forward. It’s good to see RHJ improving game after game this SL. He’s got to work on his broken shot, but he’ll be a good bench guy or potentially even a starter if we need more interior presence and defense.

    I don’t know why Kenny Atkinson keeps playing Sims while DNP’ing Mockevicius the past few games. Sims is a scrub and should not be getting playtime at all. I don’t even think the guy is D-League material. Just give up on him already, Marks and Atkinson. Made no sense why Mock sat 2 games in a row for this guy.

    Yogi played alright tonight. Took some bad shots, but was overall decent. Like I’ve said before, he needs more time to develop and I could see him eventually be a good bench PG.

    Anyway, that’s my summary on the Nets side this game and this SL. They played well and was one of the better SL teams. Just couldn’t put away the Wizards and Cavs in the final minutes of the game. Hopefully they develop more and learn how to defend 3s in the next few months.

  • occupatio

    what do u think of cavs’ mcrae ?

  • Click Click

    Very good player, but he’s also a ballhog / ball-dominant guard. He was on and off tonight. Couldn’t miss in the 1st Q, couldn’t make a shot in the 2nd Q. Came back at the end of the game and carried the Cavs once again.

    I said before this game that Aktinson needed to find a way to contain McRae and Felder. Well, they contained Felder, but McRae killed the Nets again. He’s been killing every SL team though.

  • hchao

    Yes, he’s very impressive today. However, out of the five games his 3PM-A is 5-23 before today, and there is one game 0-6. He’s not consistent yet, but he’s definitely a worthy asset in Net’s D-league team for now.

  • CJSHYY

    I only watched OT…Nets’ players just couldn’t make any shot. Poor 3P shooting… Too bad, we lose the game but not a bad SL for Nets.

  • occupatio

    i only watched the highlights. but for the tough shots he was making, i wouldnt call the defense getting ‘killed.’ its like he had his mind set to take tough shots, in most cases, the defense should be happy to give him those.

    the kind of guy who, if he he makes it to the nba, would be an annoying chucker but is good enuf to dominate summer league

  • InfiniteWisdom

    i disagree on whitehead. not just this game, but all of summer league. he’s not very good. he for sure isnt a pg, yet he had the ball in his hands a lot all summer and didnt do much with it. he cant run an offense. im convinced they gave this kid a chance only because he’s from brooklyn and played well at seton hall….

    also kilpatrick is a man amongst boys on this summer league roster. he’s so much more polished a player, it’s so evident, so night and day. having said that, he’s best as a 6th man imo. can also play 2 guard next to lin.

    also think the RHJ point forward thing is a summer league experiment only… i sure hope so….

  • hchao

    CMC played like someone from the far end of the bench today.

    Beau Beech is very impressive today. However, out of the five games his 3PM-A is 5-23 before today, and there is one game 0-6. His total 3PM-A is 30-106 in 5 games, and his 3-point attempts count as ~30% of the entire Nets team’s. He’s not consistent yet, but he’s definitely a worthy asset in Net’s D-league team for now.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    imo they didnt contain felder. both him, and tj mcconnell last game, gave them fits with drive and kicks… someone like lin would do a better job denying the pass out of pnr.

  • CJSHYY

    But these young players probably will not play that much during regular season.I still think they can make it to playoff.

  • donsmacau

    Summer League for a new coach on JLIN’s new team is good for some assessments and bad for others:

    Good for:
    – Finding players who are willing to pass to the open man (It is SL so not much passing but but selfishness is a habit)
    – Assessing basic skills like shot selection and shooting, lateral quickness on defense
    – Hustle, who is willing to get every loose ball & give it 100% at all times to try to impress the coaches and make the team

    Bad for:
    – Making pronouncements about the regular season W/L based on ANY correlation with SL (90% of them wont make squad)
    – Assessing coaching we don’t know what coaches know about the players/injuries/what tests coaches are evaluating
    – Specifically typecasting players, these are kids who met 2 weeks ago and have never played together or been coached by KA

  • occupatio

    what is wrong with whitehead’s decision-making?

  • InfiniteWisdom

    shoots too much and doesnt really set up his teammates considering he was playing pg all summer league. he’s a sg that can handle the ball imo. he iso’s, he takes ill advised shots early in shot clock, etc. he’s tough though, but i didnt like what i saw overall. i see him as a 3rd pg/sg combo guard. he has to be behind kilpatrick, levert, and bogs on depth chart…

    summer league roster had no real pg to run the show. yogi’s not bad but he’s too small. magette had no offense. RHJ as pg was awful and im convinced it was only for experience. kenny cant be that stupid to run the offense through someone with suspect handles and cant shoot…

  • donsmacau

    Clifford trying his best to pacify a) Himself, b) Fans that Ramon Sessions & Brian Roberts can fill JLIN’s role.

    1. When MKG was healthy, even JLIN who could “battle through any difficult assignment” didn’t get playing time and you’re saying a defense deficient Sessions will?

    2. Clifford finally confirms that JLIN was the “key guy” in being able to run the 9 man rotation that he wanted.

    3. Belatedly Clifford acknowledges that giving adequate MINUTES to players is important for the player to find a rhythm.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    RHJ is probably our starting SF. his lack of shooting at that position is worrisome…

    i had high hopes for CMC, but as summer league went on, he faded. he’s just not NBA strong enough. funny enough, i think lin will do WONDERS for the anthony bennett reclamation project. he always had the skills, but not the heart. having lost the weight, we may see the “real” bennett… he does everything CMC can do but better…

    i project booker starts, bennett back up, CMC spot minutes and garbage time.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    NBA’s Byron Scott I Can’t Afford My Ex-Wife’s Lifestyle … I’m Unemployed!! kekeke
    http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/17/byron-scott-ex-wife-money-court-unemployed/

  • Lam

    He thinks he can still be a NBA coach? Which team is going to tank this season?

  • ViNuyork

    JLIN may not re-create LINSANITY again but hopefully BARCLAY center will be buzzing just like MSG during linsanity time–t’was so much fun as shown by these pictures…..

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/jeremy-lin-meet-point-guard-sparking-ny-knicks-gallery-1.1019773

  • 1mtoldman

    by trade deadline there will be plenty of opportunites for a tank commander.

  • 1mtoldman

    certainly right on kirkpatrick. hes older about lins age i think been around put up great #s with nets when given the chance last year at end of season.

  • 1mtoldman

    agree on rhj too. course jon barry (worst commentator ever, possibly hammered last nite i think) not sure.

  • 1mtoldman

    bennett has played better in fiba where its a different culture more suited to his personality which is reported to be not so gung-ho macho hot dog. seems should fit well with the “character” of players being recruited for the “brooklyn projects”.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah its weird how cliff/hive/general hornets audience which largely dismissed downshifted lin when he was there suddenly have mostly good things to say about him now that he’s gone.

    sellers remorse? or just covering their tracks. what was it someone on here said take 4 guys brought i or back to equal what got from lin: sessions, roberts, bellinilli….dont remember whos was the forth. not interested in hornets with lin not there.

    actually no one outside of charlotte interested in hornets when lin not there.

  • sws94

    He’s saying Lin’s contributions were very valuable to his team last season, always notes his defense.

  • sws94

    Lin and Iggy in 3 of the 5. Excellent.

  • CJSHYY

    I like what he said. “He sells himself.” Really don’t like people only focus on what his marketability.

    https://twitter.com/brooklynsbeat/status/754665867561033728

  • CJSHYY

    Base on this team salary. Just found out. Lin’s three year deal it’s like this
    1. For (16-17) $11,483,254.- next season they need to pay Jack $500,000. This boss is really cheap. smh!
    2. For (17-18) $12,000,000
    3. For (18019) $12,516,746.
    Almost everyone on the team it’s 2 years deal (or less) & all will end 2018. (Including Brook). So Owner will give AK & this team 2 years to try out. Either make it or get out….

    http://www.basketballinsiders.com/brooklyn-nets-team-salary/

  • Rick Johnson
  • jlim7

    The boss is not cheap. Previously, under old GM, he paid luxury tax, but the team could not even reach second round playoff, so now he is wiser, choose good GM and good coach, and also expect improvement in 2 years. Current salary was planned by current GM. Apparently, Marks plan B also use Sixers strategy to have spare cap space and wait for team who wants to trade player + first round pick for cap space. The difference is Nets doing it without tanking.

  • Chris B.

    It has nothing with being cheap. Every teams are obligated to pay a certain amount to reach the cap floor. If they don’t reach that level, all the extra money not spent will go to the players anyway. There is really no benefit to being cheap for being cheap shake. They just want cap flexibility for next year and also to allow them to make trades to get picks if any teams want to dump bad contracts with them.

  • heart

    To me, Cliff is still stingy w/ his praises about Lin when Lin clearly was the one who had helped Hornets franchise and his coaching get recognized w/ historical wins and made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years.

    Forget about Hornets. We now focus on Nets.

    I pray that Nets will get more talents around Lin by the next trade deadline. In the mean time, Atkinson needs to work team chemistry and polish on Nets young and raw talents, especially on shooting 3s and defense. The 1st biggest hurdle of any successful outcome is BELIEF which manifests in Confident Actions through hard work and determination! Then success will follow eventually!

  • donsmacau

    “Forget about Hornets. We now focus on Nets.”
    Completely agree, I try to only comment to correct CHA misrepresentation of JLIN.

  • donsmacau

    Just to note that Sean Mark’s plan with this roster is not a 2 year plan – it’s a 1 year then potential large overhaul.

    Reason there are so many 1 year deals or 1yr + 1 team option is to have the potential to jettison those contracts for financial ammunition to upgrade from next season’s loaded free agent class.

    Only JLIN and probably Brook have the committed support of the Nets, they have a few rookie inexpensive deals for developmental purposes but if you are anyone else you are under the microscope to play well, or look for a new job next season.

    I predict that Marks will have difficult decisions to make because JLIN/Kenny will have this team playing competitive basketball so Marks will have to be very judicious about swapping out pieces for “better athletes” without disturbing the chemistry.

  • CJSHYY

    He’s cheap why he can’t pay Lin first year 12M instead of $11,483,254. bc next season they need to pay Jack $500,000. They just – that from Lin’s salary to cover it up. smh!

  • donsmacau

    Jersey is likely Made in the Philippines or somewhere in SE Asia so quick to get them to stores out there.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick James

    ouch, his wife is taking 26k in spousal support from him a MONTH… LOL! Ridiculous this kind of thing exists and the wife didn’t get a job in the entire time they were married.

  • Rick James

    they gave lin a ton of praise but alot of them felt kemba/batum were the real reasons for charlottes success. Of course after the playoffs, they couldn’t ignore the truth as much anymore. I am sure hornets fans had Lin on the top of the list of players they wanted back, probably as much as batum if not more.

  • Ace Pagoda

    But this is what JLin for, to make others better. A better assessment can be made after seeing how JLin sets the table. Plus with big Brook in the middle that will affect how they are played too- they can’t leave the center alone with Brook there plus he takes up a lot of space. This Nets SL team did not have a center like they will have with Blop. I see the problem as not having enough outside shooting at this point. But this changes also with Bobo and maybe Hamilton. Young Nets did OK but they are raw.

  • Rick James

    the nets deffense is pretty bad ugh, and I lost count of the number of and1’s….looks like refs are gonna be ugly as h*** this season too.

  • DrewBear2

    Although Cliff only tangentially mentions Jeremy’s offensive contributions (get in the paint & to the free throw line, etc.) while talking about Sessions, he’s really crediting Lin’s defensive abilities for allowing the whole team to play more effectively.

    At the 8:03 mark: “This was a big advantage for us last year is…we got to playing groups, particularly late in the year, where we were playing nine. And the key guy in all that was Jeremy. Because, except for one or two nights, where…like Middleton at the 2…one night here with Milwaukee where I stayed with a matchup too long and the size was too much. But really except for that, Jeremy really battled his way through any difficult match-ups that he had. And what it allowed us to do was to play with nine. When you play 9 guys versus 10, everybody can play enough minutes. So you can expect them to play well. They can get in a rhythm.”

  • Ace Pagoda

    It would be interesting to know some inside information on how much attention drops off this season due to no JLin.

  • Chris B.

    Your reasoning doesn’t make sense whatsoever. Jeremy is going to get $12 millions per year for 3 years. Doesn’t matter if it’s a little less in first year. It’s just a matter of accounting. They probably anticipated getting TJ and Crabbe, and probably wanted to give them the max possible so Heats and Blazers can’t match. I rather they have an accounting team making sure the proper amount being distributed to get the max out of their income then just throw money out there without regard to consequences.

  • takeme2cruz

    That doesn’t sound like a lazy guy. It’s full of determination and the will to come back. Hope he will be the league deadly pf.

  • CJSHYY

    Do you know anything about his game?

  • Jamie

    yep yet some people here havent even heard Brook Lopez thinks hes a nobody pure ignorance

  • Jamie

    yah but its a problem when people start to diss lopez like that
    nothing excluding about Brook-Lin
    it should be both
    no need to be jealous like how Harden, Melo and Kobe were of Lin
    the same thing really

  • 1mtoldman

    this last you mention i feel is being overlooked; tho there are various contractual complexities to navigate the idea of having space to pick up players from “teams want to dump bad contracts” who are out of playoff contention by trade deadline is important.

  • Jamie

    nobody does because he barely played even though he was the overall No.1 pick
    too unfit to play

  • Click Click

    Too bad they still haven’t shipped the jersey I ordered 8 days ago. Guess it’s more important to get them into store shelves and on mannequins first. :/

  • CJSHYY

    He did play for Canada Olympic team this summer, right?

  • Jamie

    paying only 12m itself shows how cheap the owner is atleast to Lin
    even after they struck out on TJ and Crabbe
    they didnt have the decency to offer Lin more
    I think Lin will find a new team in 2018

  • Jamie

    yah like 17m per game or something
    hes pretty mobile for a big, pretty athletic
    but no very fundamentally sound
    cant even set a proper screen
    isnt really a teamball player
    more of a selfish player

  • takeme2cruz

    Not really but I believe in the right place right time. Seem like he’s learned his lesson about working hard. I trust Atkinson will break the code and lin will deliver to help him their best pf.

  • CJSHYY

    I see. I also read he walked into the Canada team training camp by himself…?? So weird.

  • 1mtoldman

    yeah less than 3% of his net worth a year. outrageous.

    he probably spent more on g.f. cecilia’s birthday party at the nice guy in one nite than his wife of 29 years is asking for a month.

    of course it was scott who filed for divorce making sure he did so before signing his lakers contract and immediately thereafter “moving on” to cecilia.

  • psalm234

    no 🙂 we always support other JLin fan sites who promote good things about JLin. I don’t know who the owner is but I connected on Twitter and congratulated him on the site.

  • TVN

    I think with RHJ, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. He won’t use as many possessions in the regular season as he did in SL, so the turnovers won’t be as much of an issue. Spacing could be an issue, like you said. I think his high end is a Stacey Augmon or left-handed Iguodala if he improves his ball skills. A star “role player”, which is what the Nets need right now, to support Lin and Lopez. His development is key.

    McCullough did have better performances in earlier games. Needs to add 20-25 lbs of muscle. Probably not going to be a big factor this season with the veteran FA signings Booker and Scola, as well as a potential Anthony Bennett reclamation project.

    Kilpatrick can score. He’s an undersized SG that doesn’t defend at a high level, which limits his role to being a scorer off the bench. he’s a nice find by Marks, who signed him soon after getting the job.

    Whitehead has talent. He’ll make some plays that awe people, but he’s just not efficient enough at this time. He needs a lot of seasoning, and will likely spend a lot of his time doing that in the D-League. He shot under 40% FG in both his college seasons, which is odd for a guy with his level of talent. That figure points to bad shot selection.

    I wouldn’t make a judgment on playoffs based on Summer League. The one guy that’s going to get consistently big minutes is RHJ. Kilpatrick could be on the 2nd unit for 15-20 mpg. Other than that, you’re looking at developmental guys.

  • Jamie

    the game is rigged against hard working man
    woman can just get a divorce when they want and get the kids(more money)
    They are fully taking advantage of men, this needs to change

  • CJSHYY
  • takeme2cruz

    I love Netsdaily. They won’t take any crap.

  • CJSHYY

    I was upset w 12M per year but after read this it’s even more upset now…smh! Well, hope Lin really gets freedom for next 2 years. AK needs Lin to help him so….

  • CJSHYY

    Me too.

  • Rick James

    not saying what he did was wrong, but thats the way alot of men are when the wife gets older and the passion is gone from the marriage. The wife knew what she was getting into…she was opportunistic from the start and used her “looks” when she was younger to get the rich husband she always wanted, now her time is up and is complaining when some younger woman comes up and takes her place. LOL!

    Either way, the wife does not deserve 26k a month because she didn’t do anything her whole life, like getting an education and finding a job. So instead the court lets her mooch off her husband for the rest of her life, when the kids are already grown up…damn.

  • takeme2cruz

    Have been reading Netsdaily, they are not at the hive or clutch fans etc..they will promote and protect their players especially their starting pg. They Are Our Best media allied.

  • Rick James

    lol….if lin were a backup pg they would be the SAME as ATH. Look how they talk about booker, randy foye, luis scola, or any of the other bench players

  • Rick James

    i agree with child support until the kids grow up. But spousal support after that point is just ridiculous…they are already separated!!

  • Jamie

    It is what it is though. Lin is one of their best players now they will hype him up

  • Jamie

    Lin can do well elsewhere too
    but he will be 30 so we’ll see
    hopefully he turns into a star in 2 years and nets are forced to sign him back to a big contract

  • Rick Johnson

    Phil should just coach the team and live with the consequences rather than force his philosophy on coaches then fire them when it doesn’t work. Otherwise he should shut up and let the coach run the team. But I’m not complaining the more the Knicks lose the happier I am.

    https://twitter.com/CJStock_Sport/status/751540323558514688

  • Jamie

    Yah but why do women always get the custody even when they are the ones that cause the divorce
    thats what i have issues with

  • Jamie

    Here comes another lottery pick to NYC

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! Well, NYK don’t think so… From NY Daily.

    “This should be the Knicks’ best starting five since that 54-win season when Carmelo finished third in MVP voting. If Kristaps Porzingis continues to improve and if head coach Jeff Hornacek gets 70 games apiece out of Rose and Noah, the Knicks are potentially set up for an even better summer in 2017.”

  • takeme2cruz

    I’m a lin fan. I do not care for anone I don’t care or know.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Here is an article (2012) from the Wall Street Journal that talks about Jeremy’s accommodation when he was with the Knicks : http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203960804577239763675079548 .

    The normal rent for the unit he had was $13,000 per month. Of course, he got a special deal. The son of the building’s owner said: “We were trying to accommodate him.” and “We want to help him as much as possible with his new life.”

    When Jeremy first started living in the building he stopped off at the restaurant on one of the lower floors and was “immediately mobbed by well-wishers.” After that, Jeremy got regular access to the restaurant’s private dining room.

    With all the distractions like that, it really is a wonder that he was able to keep focused on basketball and play as well as he did for the Knicks. His transition to the Nets / Brooklyn should be so much easier and straightforward.

  • psalm234

    As it is important to provide transparency on status of the trademark transfer, I will provide regular update on the Site Guideline & Feedback thread:
    http://www.jlinportal.com/jlinportal-site-guideline-feedback/#comment-2788105658
    The ultimate goal is to support Jeremy Lin, his foundation and the Brooklyn Nets to have a great season.

  • psalm234

    Support one Nets blog by voting on their podcast
    Question for our followers, what should be the name of our podcast?
    1 Nothin’ But Nets
    2 Bottom Of The Nets
    3 Cutting Down The Nets
    https://twitter.com/NetsBlogFS/status/754725496412405760

  • Jamie

    lol how delusional

  • psalm234

    Nice pictures of the Nets team squad
    https://twitter.com/penny10654/status/754729860673581056

  • HVJoy

    Thank you. It’s kind and gracious of you to support other positive Lin fan sites, reflecting the spirit of this site. 👏

  • Click Click

    The Nets’ Photoshop guy / graphic designer has been busy the past 2 weeks. :p

  • heart

    My vote: 1. Nothing but Nets

  • Click Click

    I notice how they put all of the new Nets into their Away / Road black jerseys and the returning players into the Home white jerseys…. clever.

  • psalm234

    excellent observation!
    now I’m wondering if they put the snow effect only for the 3pt-shooters lol

  • Click Click
  • psalm234

    yup, very catchy. 77% so far

  • freemind

    My vote too goes to #1 Nothin but Nets.
    Words like ‘bottom’ & ‘down’ doesn’t seems to channel good energy. Positivity wins! LOL

  • Click Click

    Sorry to go off-topic here, but I’ve always hated the OK hand gesture whenever NBA players, especially Lin, make 3s. That sign symbolizes 666, not OK. Holding it up to your eye is even worse because it symbolizes the all-seeing eye of Lucifer / Satan. Wish Lin would stop doing it, but I doubt he knows about the esoteric meanings behind these hand signs that celebrities made popular.

  • takeme2cruz

    He has stopped.

  • psalm234

    That’s very interesting because I thought the OK sign can symbolize the devil in the past.
    But lately people know it’s a symbol of 3pt or sharp-shooters
    Perhaps it can be some good to take back the symbol into good ones

  • Click Click

    I hope so.

  • donsmacau

    Sorry, you can Hate-On whatever you want.

    But to attribute the OK sign to the mark of the beast is just archaic pre-medieval superstition . JLIN will not be locked in purgatory for celebrating with the 3pt symbol and anyone who see’s him doing it needn’t worry about their afterlife either.

  • takeme2cruz

    He did that only in Houston and la. I’ve seen none in Charlotte.

  • Click Click

    Yeah, I could go very deep into this topic, but I don’t think this is the right place to talk about that stuff. I’ll just say that it’s very blatant these days with the hand gestures that celebrities and professional sports players use to signal where their allegiance are and who controls the entertainment industry of this world (which includes the NBA). Most people aren’t aware of these things, but a lot of people are finally waking up the past few years.

  • takeme2cruz

    You’re absolutely right but I personally hated that sign because Harden and p Beverley dId it.

  • Click Click

    I never said anything about Lin being locked in purgatory or worrying about his afterlife. Calm down.

  • donsmacau

    Some people need to stop with movies and comic book fiction… in that way you might calm down.

  • Rick James

    drose a 14ppg point guard good but over rated because of his MVP days and pre injury. Noah, not as good as he once was. Courtney lee was probably their best pickup, and they are paying him peanuts compared to the rest.

  • NONONO

    Is Coach Scott broke? http://www.tmz.com/2016/07/17/byron-scott-ex-wife-money-court-unemployed/ if it is true, I hope Kobe could help him.

  • Click Click

    I don’t know why you always overreact to comments people make and go off on your angry tangents when I never said anything about Lin’s salvation. And no, this isn’t about movies and comic books. I doubt you’ve studied this topic at all and just lashing out at me for no reason here.

  • donsmacau

    You post hairbrain-ness and someone notes that it’s a bit kooky rant. Immediately you become defensive and lash out, as frequently you do and then blame others for a rant?

  • takeme2cruz

    I doubt that, he’s trying to cut spouse support.

  • Rick James

    lol…ignorance is bliss. Lin would be treated like a scrub on netsdaily if he were a bench player. Keep thinking that netsdaily is the best thing that happened to lin if it makes you happy. Some people already forgetting the rockets clutchfans?? Before when Lin came to the team he was considered a messiah by the houston media. Afterwards in the second year when he was benched, Lin was considered an over rated scrub/bum by the same rockets media. Im not saying it will happen on the nets, but lin fans should be prepared for anything.

  • Click Click

    Where did I lash out at you here? You’re always the one who lashes out at people first, staring heated arguments and accusing others of saying things they never did.

  • Jamie

    Lee is solid at best he wont be ur difference maker
    Drose inefficient
    Noah just scrappy nothing more
    melo will score 25ppg and thats about it
    porzingis is gonna do his best with this dysfunctinal group
    brandon jennings coming off the bench shooting the lights out

  • donsmacau

    I point out your kooky argument politely, you get defensive and do NOT defend your kookiness and try to accuse others of lashing out first?

  • Click Click

    Now you’re calling me kooky. I’m just gonna end this conversation with you right now before it gets any worse like other times before.

  • Jamie

    bottom 2 rows = D league squad
    top 2 aint too bad though not very good either
    they really need to play 100% teamball to win

  • Rick James

    yep, alot of these guys just don’t know how to be financially responsible. I hope that lin finds a good, educated woman with a decent job. Also a good lawyer to draw up a pre nup! I know asians don’t ever think divorce is possible, BUT this is america and the culture is rotten and corrupt. The kids growing up nowadays think divorce is a normal part of life LOL!

  • occupatio

    isola likes to post things like this. heh

  • donsmacau

    Purely from a potential basis I like Anthony Bennet and I’d like to see him develop under Kenny because he has the size, the muscle, the athletic potential to be a good NBA forward if he can keep his mind right.

    I wouldn’t worry a bit if the entire Summer League Nets roster spent time on the D-League fixing their games, physiques, shots, defense: even the two who have playing experience:
    – RHJ at best is an MKG style 3 and D and just like MKG has no 3 and can’t really even shoot w/ minimal handles
    – SKilpatrick is a natural isoball-hog if he can resist his Summer league urge to shoot every time he touches the ball he might be fine coming off the bench – could see him ruin the ball movement if he can’t abide the system

  • takeme2cruz

    I will worry until then….for now they’re the right side where happens to be mine. They will always be nets first and I will always be lin first. Seem hard for you to understand.

  • Phoenix Rising

    But apparently his mind isn’t right…
    Skill Patrick seems to be best bet for giving this team buckets (other than brook Lin)… He seems to be semi skilled with his passing too… I wouldn’t put too much weight into summer league performance or behavior. The coach hasn’t let the team in on offensive sets and they have completely different motivations at this time of year.

  • donsmacau

    Yes that’s hopefully what happened to Kilpatrick he caught the “Summer League-itus”. Frankly, he does not appear to bring much on the defensive end and I’m at the point where I think the team has enough 3 pt shooting that if Kilpatrick takes a spot down toward the end of the bench – we’ll be fine.

    Bennet was scouted by Kenny and cleared by Marks so we hope his mind is on the way to becoming “right”

  • Elon Musk

    Pat Riley: Heat owner told #Nets "You're not poaching any of my guys" https://t.co/SxiDfvEweI— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) July 17, 2016

  • takeme2cruz

    Ny is the best. Their media are not in the pocket of the team owners.

  • takeme2cruz

    No body forced them to make bad decision. Sound like a regret.

  • Dongmen

    Apparently, after bringing 3 rings to heat, DWade still not one of his guys. It’s all business.

  • Rick James

    agreed, good post and good observation!

  • grover chang

    This Wade fiasco highlight that heat is a business just like anyone else. They no longer could say they are a family.

  • donsmacau

    Tyler Johnson is the man who ultimately kicked Dwyane Wade out of Miami.

    Mickey Arinson wanted TJ more, TJ and Wade play the same position and now Miami doesn’t have to suffer the embarrassment of paying a bench scrub that big of a contract, because he’s now the starter.

  • Rick James

    yep, but it was a bad business decision in my opinion. Letting wade go guarantees that no BIG star comes to the heat. Why go somewhere that doesn’t appreciate them and throws them away when they are old? Some people might be attracted to heat still because of the climate, but i’m not sure.

  • CJSHYY

    Wade will not be happy TJ to replace him.

  • Rick James

    nah…TJ wanted to leave heat, he even REFUSED to renegotiate the poison pill for the miami organization. The only one who kicked dwade out was riley and mickey arinson.

  • donsmacau

    whatever sircharles…metaphorical speaking isn’t for everyone.

  • grover chang

    Why I understand Lakers paying Kobe. They may given too much to him but message loud and clear. Lakers will cater their stars.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade chose 7mil and left. Noone kicked him out when offered 40 mil.

  • Rick James

    you are the one seeing controversy and drama where none exists. Riley even said in an interview that TJ would NOT renegotiate the poison pill with them because he: a)wanted to play for the nets b)thought it was in bad faith towards the net to do so.

  • Rick James

    no…he chose his dignity and self respect. Miami constantly under paid/low balled him every single year and wouldn’t budge even this year. Wade was NEVER the highest paid player on the team, which is shocking to me. Wade chose 7 mill?? The difference was 3 mill lol. He just didn’t want to bend over for riley/arinson anymore.

  • Jamie

    and screwed the Nets by doing so

  • Rick James

    yep, this kind of thing will factor into a players decision.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade was his guy but to a limit. He still has a team to run. 40 mil tax free state is better than 47 mil with state and city taxes.

  • Rick James

    yes…I wanted TJ on the nets…but when you think about it grevis vasquez isn’t a bad choice at ALL, as long as his injuries heal up. He is actually an excellent choice and makes me almost as happy as if TJ joined.

  • takeme2cruz

    They have seen what happened to the lakers in past years, they refused to put the Heat on the same path.

  • Jamie

    20mil ayear for Wade at his age is a lot
    sure he has never been the highest paid player but they always had better players than him in Shag and LeBron so there’s also
    he still got paid a lot over the years by the Heat
    DIrk always takes a pay cut willingly he doesnt just leave for 3mil more

  • takeme2cruz

    Help the nets in the result

  • Jamie

    Thats a big if
    TJ is younger and more explosive
    same for Crabbe
    I really wanted these 2

  • Rick James

    that is not a big if, last year was his first time with a major injury issue so im optimistic. I wanted TJ, but no way in h*** did I want crabbe for 80M/4 yr. Kid can go somewhere else to mooch off of.

  • Jamie

    The Nets couldnt have gotten anyone better than him
    still better than randy foye, and a bunch of d-leaguers at the 2/3

  • Rick James

    shaq was on the heat from 2004-2008, and he was in big time decline in 2007 and 2008. I don’t see why they couldn’t pay Wade his money during 2007-2010 before LBJ joined the team.

  • takeme2cruz

    TJ is a 3rd string backup injury prone.

  • Jamie

    Who was the highest paid player during 2007-2010 then

  • Click Click

    You guys should read this article before debating the reason why Wade left Miami:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-dwyane-wade-and-the-miami-heat-had-to-part-ways-031027726.html

  • Rick James

    no need to over pay for scrubs…lin will bring the team up this season to respectable standing and that will leave nets in a better position to hire some decent FA’s in next offseason.

  • Jamie

    He’s way better than that
    not 12m good but he can be a good role player and young
    if he was really a 3rd stringer the heat wouldn’t have matched

  • Jamie

    Crabbe is not a scrub who they have now are scrubs
    the coach needs to implement a really good system too

  • occupatio

    craziness

    Bojan Bogdanovic “escaped” Turkish coup Friday night

    Eurohoops and sportfm.gr report Bogdanovic got out via boat, crossing the Aegan to the Greek Island of Rhodes with the help of his agent and Greek team officials on the Rhodes end. .

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/17/12208334/bojan-bogdanovic-escaped-turkish-coup-friday-night

  • Rick James

    google it….it says shawn marion in 2007-2008, jermaine o neal in 2008-2010 with 21 MILLION. H***, even in 2010, bosh and LBJ were making more than wade.

  • occupatio

    says nothing new

  • Rick James

    short term thinking vs long term thinking, lakers thought long term, heat didnt. Plain and Simple.

  • Click Click

    You read the entire thing? There’s an option to read it all, not just the intro.

  • Jamie

    Yah well those two were traded to Miami so they inheritated the contracts
    not much can be done there

  • occupatio

    i skimmed till the end. its the ‘wounded pride’ narrative again (whatever that means, its vague), and the org prioritizing whiteside over wade which is obvious even from the outside looking in. i dont see any new info.

  • Rick James

    prioritizing whiteside was a mistake. Whiteside will be a bum in 1 or 2 years max and I highly doubt he becomes an all-star let alone a hall of famer.

  • Rick James

    and so what, the heat never respected wade to pay him as the man on the team. Their loss, wade went somewhere else. He is a fool for not leaving earlier in my opinion. I am glad that stars are starting to see the nba for what it is, a dumb business and leave when they feel like it. Durant is the first good example of this path.

  • donsmacau

    lol..lol, that takes the cake chas.

  • Click Click

    What new info do you want? It summarizes the reasons why Wade left Miami. It wasn’t because of $3M after taxes. He left because he felt disrespected because he was disrespected and not just once.

  • Rick James

    whiteside is 28 years old already…how much longer does he have in his prime years? Dwight Howard was a beast back when he was 28 y/o. After 30 he suffered injuries and became half the player he was. Expect the same thing to happen to whiteside. Why do you keep calling me chas LOL…obviously you miss sir charles, why don’t you go to the other site and call his name, maybe he will show up.

  • occupatio

    i for one think it is good for the heat that wade left. whether the PR surrounding it is damaging is arguable. keeping wade is a dead end. all the loyalty arguments criticizing the heat for this are plain silly.

    the ‘loyalty’ that lakers showed to kobe doesnt help them at all. no one wants to play for the lakers now.

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade and Reiley deserve each other.

  • Jamie

    why would the heat prioritize Wade over young promising guys at this point?
    He’s 34 and he’s not getting any younger
    Although he can still ball, he’s not the flash he used to be

  • Rick James

    how is paying him a little more than whiteside a bad thing to do. Pay wade as the man on the team, it is HIS team, not whiteside or bosh (who never even plays anymore)

  • takeme2cruz

    Respect lol, it’s part of business negotiation. Not every team would make bad decision like la.

  • Jamie

    They respected him alright
    They assembled the big 3 for him
    with the heat, he got 3 rings and all
    he was the man on the team
    fans loved him
    they didnt wrong wade

  • Rick James

    paying someone 3 or 4 mill more is a bad business decision? I think they wanted wade to leave, they wanted to force him out and didn’t want to pay him even 20 mill. Thats why they offered him 10 mill in the first place LOL..

  • Jamie

    He’s 34
    its not a good business decision to pay him that much at his age
    if he wants to be the man on the heat at the age of 34 then he is just delusional
    20m is still a lot of money
    nothing wrong with that
    Heat did the right thing
    Wade decided to leave for more money, his decision
    hes still not the man on the Bulls

  • takeme2cruz

    Wade chose to leave for more money, end the story. He should stop blaming the people who has a business to run.

  • Rick James

    what is the difference between 20m and 25 mill for the owner who is a multibillionaire worth 8 billion $$$???

  • Rick James

    the owner is cheap, and riley is a bum. No wonder wade left lol

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m sure he’s not broke..he simply don’t want to pay his ex wife $26,000 every months.

    That’s the price you pay to dump your long time wife for a better looking woman, right after he got his Laker’s big contract.

    I don’t feel bad for Scott…He wanted to force Lin into retirement and out of the league when he DNP’d him and wondered to the media whether Lin even belong in the league.

    Now, he’s out of the league and Lin will be starting for the NBA team.

    My guess is Scott never gets hired to be a coach..He’s had his chances..has lost too much.

  • Click Click

    Of course it was good for the Heat that Wade left. They now have more money to give to other younger players. I wasn’t arguing whether or not it was a good thing or bad thing Wade left.

    I just wanted people to know WHY Wade felt he had to leave and it wasn’t because of a higher offer from the Bulls. It was because he was constantly disrespected by Riley’s lowball offers, not just this year, but last year and years before that. This year was just the straw that broke the camel’s back with Riley’s ridiculous $10M / year lowball, before he raised it up to $20M.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/reports-heats-initial-offer-angered-dwyane-wade-four-teams-pursuing-him/

  • Rick James

    thats wrong…they don’t want to play for lakers because the team is currently bad. But once they start to improve, big time stars will all be clamoring to come to lakers. This is kobes team, players respect the franchise. Nobody respect the heat anymore

  • Rick James

    you are crazy sir. Byron Scott is a LEGEND, known as the tank commander!! As long as there is a team out there that wants to tank, Byron Scott will always have a job. Everyone in the NBA knows that.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    lol…I see you’ve been watching a lot of Illuminati youtube video.

    I’m pretty sure Lin doesn’t throw the 6 signs because he’s in the Illuminati….he just do it because everybody does it and he probably is not aware of what it meant among the higher brass/hollywood.

    We are better off telling Lin to get rid of the black earrings..Makes him look like a woman…Lin should also let his facial hair grow..grow a beard.

  • Rick James

    they assembled the big 3 for themselves. Lebron came to heat because of wade, not Riley. Chris Bosh came because of Wade, Lebron not riley. The heat low balled and lowballed wade every year..I am just sad that wade didn’t leave earlier as he should have. I hope star players are starting to wake up about the BS in the league.

    I actually like what Lin is doing…he goes on from team to team, sees the nba just as a business, forget them. The fans are obviously a great thing, but there will be fans in other cities. Lin should go where the money is, that in the end is the ultimate respect! Don’t make same mistake as wade. We lin fans should be screaming in Lins ear to make sure he gets the message!

  • Elon Musk

    can u tell me wtf is going on in turkey?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! Too bad, Heat to Wade sure not like Lakers to Kobe. It’s all about business. This is what NBA all about….

  • psalm234

    I agree it’s good not to continue using it because it can be misinterpreted and be a stumbling block for a lot people as an endorsement, even if it’s unintentional

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Yeah, it’s probably not the right place for that….but I understand your concern.

    The 6 signs was never in the NBA 10.15 years ago..It’s something that was made popular from the top..started with Hollywood movie star having their picture with the 6 sign..and than musicians..and than NBA players took it to represent a 3 point shot.

    But I agree..I’d rather Lin not do it, but I’m sure it’s probably very tempting to not do it after knocking down a few 3 pointers.

  • Click Click

    Factions within the secular Turkish army had enough of their leader’s BS and decided to launch a coup on him and his government. Erdogan is another crazy Islamist dictator who supports ISIS by buying the oil they stole from Iraq and Syria, as well as giving them other aid. Erodgan escaped the coup and it failed. Over 6,000 Turkish military personnel and others supposedly involved with the coup are now arrested.

  • psalm234

    Fun emojis to represent NBA on TNT casts.
    Gotta love Sir Barkley’s emoji the best 🙂
    https://twitter.com/NBAonTNT/status/754748452454531072

  • psalm234

    Nets fans are also getting excited for JLin to be a superstar. Thumbs up!

    @sfamxnoble
    This boy is ready. Ready to lead a team. Ready to become a superstar. @JLin7 #Nets
    https://twitter.com/sfamxnoble/status/754686386251239425

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol, what kind of army does the Turkish have? I have never seen civilian police make arrests thousand of soldiers with tanks, heavy machine guns and jets fighters.

  • takeme2cruz

    I agree about Riley.

  • Dongmen

    Wade is also a as@ himself. but that’s a separate subject. Heat dumping its legendary player is just disrespectful. No smart player will avoid joining that organization from now on.

  • Click Click

    They actually have one of the biggest and most powerful armies in the world. Usually ranked in top 10. The problem is, not the entire army supported this coup, so it failed.

  • takeme2cruz

    Snow? Is that Jon or Ramsey?

  • HVJoy

    I agree that DWade is an example that loyalty is not always reciprocal or appreciated in NBA.

    As for Lin, he did not choose to “go from team to team” voluntarily.

    Lin did not choose to go to Knicks, Rockets, or Lakers. He was either picked up from the waiver claim or traded by the teams.

  • Jamie

    they didnt lowball wade

  • Jamie

    theres cap space and everything
    Wade didnt negotiate he just went on to sign with other teams
    also a couple of mils wont make a difference for wade either hes worth way more than 100m

  • Jamie

    thats why hes a bilionaire lol
    just because you have money doesnt mean you have to blow it

  • Jamie

    It’s really not a big deal
    a lot of people do that and theres no deep meaning behind it
    its just a hand gesture nobody reads too deep into it
    some people need to chill and let the players do their thing

  • HVJoy

    I agree that DWade is an example that loyalty is not always reciprocal or appreciated in NBA.

    As for Lin, he did not “go from team to team” voluntarily.

    Lin did not choose to go to Knicks, Rockets, or Lakers. He was either picked up from the waiver claim or traded by the teams.

  • Derek Kong

    Reports say the coup was likely staged by Erdogen himself to justify more arrests of his enemies. Marcos did thesame in the Philippines.

  • Elon Musk

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/17/12207136/netsdaily-off-season-report-no-14

    can anyone tell me how much it costs to get one of those rebound machine?

  • Click Click

    Yes, a lot of people are speculating it was planned by Erdogan himself. He’s going full dictator mode now.

  • HVJoy

    hahaha. Is that a chocolate-covered chicken leg or popsicle for Shaq?

  • HVJoy

    Sacrifice for the team may not be appreciated. And, loyalty may not be reciprocal. NBA is a cut-throat business.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Lakers last decent coach is MDA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    He knows Riley won’t offer him 50M w/o the Nets.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    They signed Ellington though as revenge

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    but the price is too high and wouldn’t be helpful 2 years from now.

  • Mr Chuckles

    I believe that is a BBQ Chicken leg.

  • HVJoy

    …with dripping barbecue sauce, of course. You are right. 😀

  • takeme2cruz

    Wow, otherwise impossible for military to surrender that easy.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    You also want to develop your young players..There’s too many guys who never got their chances to hire before hiring Scott.

    Scott is done as a coach…My guess is if Scott wants another job, he will have to be an assistant for someone and have that team do very well…

  • Arsenium12 .

    The base cost for a “Gun 6000” is around $4700 US plus shipping. They’re made by Shoot-a-Way Inc, of Upper Sandusky, OH. There is a more expensive model, the Gun 8000.

    See : http://www.shootaway.com/index.php

  • Elon Musk

    my god, they cost so much money!

  • Rick James

    basketball players can afford it

  • Epie

    You can always use a net. It works well. Only costs $50-$100.

  • Rick James

    yes you are right, it was not voluntary for sure, but whatever the case he needs to look out for himself and make sure he gets paid the big bux $$$!! We are lin fans, we could care less about rocket fans, knick fans, net fans, 76er fans, all we care about is Lin, and lin getting his MONEY $$$.

    Lin definitely chose the rockets and it was the SMARTEST thing he EVER did in his career. Taking that $25mill was brilliant, knicks don’t want to pay up?? “See you later suckers!” Thats their problem not lins!

    Lin was also smart by coming back to nets where he can maximize his earnings, even if he took a discount the first 2 years. Its NYC, and the possibility of making money through endorsements is always there.

    So far I am impressed with Lin’s business decisions. And the fact that he doesn’t have strict loyalties to one team. Great job lin, thats our boy–go git your $$$!!

  • Elon Musk
  • Elon Musk

  • Rick Johnson
  • orLinaryjoe

    Elon Musk, don’t be so cheap! The Tesla should net big $$$, lol.

  • orLinaryjoe

    Lol, every thing with chocolate is better

  • Rick Johnson

    Works as long as he makes the basket

  • orLinaryjoe

    Reward for made basket. Punishment for missing. Psychology of bball training, priceless!

  • Rick Johnson
  • casual bb fan

    IMO there are moreto it than just respect and money. The Heat org wants to start a new culture free of any ‘baggage’ in view of stricter PED monitoring by the league and they don’t want to be caught unprepared. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    Ellington opted out right! Haha cheers

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Wade out is a blessing in disguise for the Heat org. They already have Bosh on holiday in the team. They cannot afford another highly paid often injured holiday marker in the team. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Not having TJ and Crabbe was a blessing in disguise for the Nets org. Now is a better chance to build chemistry and develop the young guys on a more balance team with the help of the veterans. Haha cheers

  • CJSHYY

    Exactly.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Lin is a unique basketballer and one of kind in the NBA. He doesn’t play for the money and that say a lot of thise of his fans who are not discerning enough to realise this humility in him. Haha cheers

  • Michael

    I use my nephew. Works like a charm.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO you are reading too much into it. No worry bro, IMO its just a believe system and a subconscious thingy. Haha cheers.

  • ProLin

    Nets fans are really embracing Lin big time.. just to stick it to Knicks fans, lol

  • ProLin

    what’s he doing in Turkey?

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. Appearance instead of Intrinsic values. Very cute comments there. Haha cheers

  • ProLin

    Yeah, the Heat has just ensured the only reason anyone would join their team is for money. It’s no surprise that TJ rejected Miami’s offer to sign with the Nets.

  • ProLin

    it’s really a gray area. If the Heats wins big with Whiteside and TJ, no one would remember this. If they didn’t, then this treatment of Wade will live with Riley for the rest of his career. Riley did what he did for the Heats, but he could have done it w/o the public humiliation Wade had to suffer through.

  • BobbyH

    President Snow, as in Hunger game?

  • orLinaryjoe

    Problem solved, especially when he is raised by your sibling!

  • HVJoy

    It is arguable that Lin “chose” Rockets by signing the offer sheet after Linsanity. Knicks’ “capable” owner reportedly said that the team would match any offer Lin received in FA in summer 2012…

    Anyway, that is all in the past. There is no need to rehash the events well known by Lin fans.

    Like you, I hope Lin is paid fairly and handsomely by his employer. But, Lin said money is not his first priority in choosing a team.

    Being in NYC, as a starter PG, Lin is in his element. I am confident, with his hard work and talent, Lin will succeed with Nets and reap even greater financial rewards in the future.

  • HVJoy

    for example: chocolate-covered bugs. :O

  • Rick James

    “He doesn’t play for the money”….i am sorry, but that is the words of someone who is stepped on his entire life. Why should lin give a discount? If he is good enough to be a star, he should be paid like a star! After this season, I am hoping that lin will perform at a high level and prove that he is a star worthy of a max contract.

  • Rick James

    excellent post, I am also hoping for the same thing!

  • orLinaryjoe

    Only dark chocolate 😛

  • Rick Johnson

    Nathan Gottlieb ‏@zukovka 39s39 seconds ago New York, USA
    Once Lin finishes with media intro on Wednesday he’ll return to California where he’ll get back to work with Doc fine-tuning his 3 pt shot
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/754869863525584896

  • Elon Musk

    I wonder if he have found an apartment in NY yet lol

  • Rick Johnson

    Seems like he must have. He flew up Friday so he had 4 days before the press conference to look. He will probably have his things shipped from Charlotte directly to Brooklyn so had to secure a place first.

  • Rick James

    will lin buy a house over an apartment? Damn, apartments are cheap compared to manhattan. $4k a month for a top of the line apartment, this is nothing for lin.

  • Rick Johnson

    3 yr contract and can opt out after 2nd year probably should rent. Even with 10% trade kicker never know if you could be traded.

  • rookie75094
  • Rick James

    true, but lin is filthy rich, he can buy a home in all cash and not sweat anything.

  • psalm234
  • Rick Johnson

    Where can you get those?

  • Uh-Oh

    Can buy it for investment. Better than rent.

  • psalm234

    noone knows yet … only the HOU/NYK ones are available out there

  • Uh-Oh

    Mmmmm….that doesn’t look good to me…because usually on the money it’s dead people’s face been use…

  • casual bb fan

    IMO a unique player of Lin’s caliber is worth more than the mundane devalued max contract of the current NBA. Any players with any resemblance of what the most inept FOs and lobbyists agent type would have got the devalued max contract of the current NBA. Haha cheers.

  • casual bb fan

    IMO Howard Chen like most AsianAmerican has totally lose their mother tongue cultures. IMO, he may not realise the gifts was a backhanded way to tell him off in an unconventional way by some weird fans. Haha cheers.

  • joy

    Doesn’t look like him at all. I’ll pass this time. 🙂

  • joy

    Lin will probably take some photos for PR purpose first then go to the PC. Want to see what kind of hairstyle he’ll wear with the jersey this time.

  • ProLin

    all funko figures basically has this face… LOL

  • Barry Allen

    I will buy one as soon at they release it.

  • Barry Allen

    Don’t let Harden see those. You know what he does with all his dollar bills.

  • Barry Allen

    He probably costs more. Just that you don’t pay for it!

  • Barry Allen

    better than plain bugs!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No time to prepare. Just a Jump in and win attitude.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Roster arranged in the order of the salary received.

    11 Brook Lopez C 28 7-0 275 Stanford $21,165,675
    — Jeremy Lin PG 27 6-3 200 Harvard $11,483,254
    — Trevor Booker PF 28 6-8 228 Clemson $9,250,000
    4 Luis Scola PF 36 6-9 240 $5,500,000
    21 Greivis Vasquez PG 29 6-6 217 Maryland $4,347,826
    44 Bojan Bogdanovic SG 27 6-8 216 $3,573,020
    41 Justin Hamilton C 26 7-0 260 LSU $3,000,000
    — Randy Foye SG 32 6-4 213 Villanova $2,500,000
    — Caris LeVert SG 21 6-6 185 Michigan $1,562,280
    24 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SG 21 6-7 220 Arizona $1,395,600
    1 Chris McCullough PF 21 6-11 200 Syracuse $1,191,480
    — Isaiah Whitehead SG 21 6-4 210 Seton Hall $1,074,145
    — Anthony Bennett PF 23 6-8 245 UNLV $1,015,696
    — Joe Harris SG 24 6-6 219 Virginia $980,431
    6 Sean Kilpatrick SG 26 6-4 219 Cincinnati $980,431

  • Steppen03

    It’s All Business for the Lakers too. Kobe was what… Top 1 or 2 player – most well known. If the Lakers let Kobe go – what do they have ??? It’s a fine line really… They need the fans and the fans wanted Kobe. We’re not Lakers fan, so….

  • Marie Simon

    So excited for the open house this Wednesday, hope to see you all there:)

  • Click Click

    Summary of the Nets’ new organization and team:

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/7/18/12211748/with-first-stage-of-rebuild-done-the-nets-transformed

    Looks like they used the same image from a tweet posted by psalm here yesterday, in which I reposted on NetsDaily (their frontpage has the image with Lin on it).

  • psalm234

    @RichLeeMD
    Made a slight alteration to my tshirt. #BrooklynIsAllLin
    https://twitter.com/RichLeeMD/status/755025963424120832

  • Click Click

    Trademark it!

    Kidding, kidding

  • psalm234

    I see the Nets fans are a little hopeful but don’t want to get their hopes up too high.
    The conservative view is to expect improvement from 21 Wins to 30 wins next season.

    It’s good to have a moderate expectation so Lin and teammates can surprise the NBA.
    Detroit had 44 wins as the #8 seed last season to make the the playoff.

    I can see 40+ wins when everyone is healthy with great team chemistry

  • psalm234

    we’ll let Rich has it first 🙂

  • CJSHYY

    Netsdaily thinks 30 but I hope more than that…Playoff…Haha!

  • psalm234

    yup, playoff will be so shocking to the NBA 🙂
    Add JLin and Brook for All-Star!

    That will be a high ceiling for sure

  • freemind

    cool. at a glance my brain wanted to read Brooklyn is ball Lin 🙂

  • psalm234

    Good article by Greg.

    Brooklyn Nets: Jeremy Lin New to Being “old”, Not New to Leadership
    http://sportige.com/brooklyn-nets-jeremy-lin-brook-lopez-randy-foye-luis-scola-98210/

    It’s hard to think of Jeremy Lin as an old, experienced veteran, but it all depends on the situation. With the Brooklyn Nets, he’s on the older half of the roster, and part of his role next season isn’t just going to be pushing the Nets on the court with his fast-paced style and aggressiveness, but also being a leader to a young, untested group.

    Lin isn’t the only veteran on this roster. Luis Scola and Randy Foye, both added in free agency, will be the 30+ guys on the roster. …
    But both these players aren’t going to play meaningful roles. …

    And this is also something semi-new to Lin, at least in a full time capacity. Locked as the starting point guard. Locked as the main ball handler and decision maker on offense. And also expected to lead this group, help mold it into something that becomes a winning entity, hopefully even this year, although don’t get your hopes up on too much success from the Nets in 2016-2017. It’ll be more about figuring out who is good enough to last down the long and winding road to success.

    Lin never had a problem being thrown into a bigger role and leading players, young and old alike. He welcomed it, every time, and was disappointed it didn’t happen more. It happened when he played for the New York Knicks in 2012, thrown onto the court from the edge of the bench to deliver a wild ride and gave Knicks fans their most fun moments in a very long time, which still haven’t been surpassed. It happened when playing for the Rockets in the small moments James Harden wasn’t playing, or was willing to let go. It happened on the Hornets each time they turned to him. Had they done it more often, especially in the playoffs, the postseason would have lasted a little bit longer.

    This will be different. Even if the Nets don’t get the kind of attention the Knicks do in the New York press, it’s still New York, and Lin will be in the spotlight every night, and not just for two months of the season, or once every few games. But from smaller sample sizes, that kind of pressure and attention has never bothered him. The only things that do are often being yo-yoed by coaches and not given confidence from the coaching staff. On an individual level, if he knows where he stands and knows what his job is instead of guessing each night, he’ll be fine. From what his history in the league tells us, the better he does, the better his teams do as well.

  • CJSHYY

    Their roster is really unknown to everyone… so they can be very good or very bad… ?? But I still believe Lin can make it happen.

  • takeme2cruz

    Riley already wanted to say he had nothing to do with this idiotic move. Micky Arison and James Dolan are no different about their ego and pride. Just the opposite that Lin was rejected and TJ had to be kept.

    Heat president Pat Riley told reporters in Miami that owner Micky Arison wanted to match Brooklyn’s $50 million, poison pill offer sheet to restricted guard Tyler Johnson. “Micky said, ‘You’re not poaching any of my guys.’ And Micky made the decision. He loves Tyler. He’s a young piece and part of our future. So we’ll deal with years three and four, but years one and two we got him at a bargain.”

    Mike Mazzeo
    ESPN Staff Writer

  • psalm234

    IMO the important part is to see if everyone buys into Kenny Atkinson’s unselfish system.
    We saw how the Hornets turned their losing streak to wins.

    Also, how good their defense will be? That is still a mystery but important if they want to think about playoff

  • Jamie

    and great teamball like the spurs
    cant have single player play selfish iso ball
    no one on that team can score on their own other than Lin and Lopez
    they need to move the ball and play smart and play hard on defense

  • CJSHYY

    If they can do as you said… how many win you think Nets can get next season?

  • CJSHYY

    I don’t think TJ is worthy that much & still believe he’s their trade asset in the future. Well, I think right now Dragic is the happiest guy bc no Wade so he can be totally in charge the O & play free on court. LOL!

  • Jamie

    I have no idea
    I don’t know what these players are capable of
    I don’t know if they are at NBA level yet
    but hopefully 30+

  • takeme2cruz

    No doubt about Dragic, he must be glad to be himself instead of Wade sidekick.

  • psalm234

    yes, unselfish offense and play hard on D will be the key of success

  • Click Click

    Time for Dragic to finally prove he was worth that ridiculous 5 year, $85M contract.

  • psalm234

    @NetsDaily Their best games – Highlights from the newest #Nets:

    Jeremy Lin, 38 points/7 assists, February 10, 2012
    Greivis Vasquez, 26 points/8 assists, February 27, 2014
    Trevor Booker, 36 points, April 11, 2015
    Anthony Bennett, 20 points, November 21, 2014
    Luis Scola, 44 points/20 of 25 shooting, March 14, 2010
    Randy Foye, 31 Points, December 23, 2015
    Joe Harris, 31 points, November 14, 2015 (D-League)
    Justin Hamilton, 23 points/10 rebounds, June 19, 2016 (ACB)
    Caris LeVert, 29 points/7 rebounds/3 assists, November 11,2015
    Isaiah Whitehead, 26 points/3 assists, March 13, 2016 (Seton Hall)
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/755084770690883584

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin has many to choose.

  • NONONO

    Here is how a Hornets fan (Snidely FC) graded Hornets off season regarding Lin –

    “I know it’s not really the team’s fault that Jeremy Lin left. I mean,
    CHA probably could have offered him twice what BKN did (hypothetically
    if we had the cap space) and he still would have chosen BKN. He
    obviously wants to start and prove to everyone that he can carry a team
    in the NBA (reuniting with his former coach helped), and boy with that
    BKN roster he will get the opportunity. Look for Lin to avg 30 ppg on
    that awful team. But here’s the rub: for one whole season Jeremy Lin
    MADE CHA RELEVANT WORLDWIDE. Yeah, the team won some more games last
    year and made the playoffs. But Lin brought the Buzz. If I were in
    Michael Jordan’s shoes and I had my hands on Jeremy Lin I would have
    done absolutely everything in my power to keep Lin here. Would Lin have
    been convinced to stay if the team announced they were prioritizing him
    over Batum – remember this team beat MIA in the playoffs a couple times
    in a row with Batum sidelined – and if CHA threw a big contract at him?
    Probably not. It sucks that in a league where Golden State can add Kevin
    Durant, we can’t retain a player of such importance to the franchise.
    Lin’s numbers on the court might be replaceable, but his charisma and
    worldwide star power won’t be seen again in CHA for quite some time. F”

  • HVJoy

    I so enjoy the camaraderie shown on the faces of the teammates who just won the battle together.

  • NONONO

    100% on the target.

  • HVJoy

    Yes! It’s a great perspective from a knowledgeable BB fan!

  • grover chang

    NBA radio today discussing Westbrook trade scenarios. Every analyst will bring up Celtics and their Nets pick. The prediction is the Nets pick will be invaluable because the Nets will be historically bad. As Brenda Haywood just said. LOL. NBA ready for a rude awakening. I will be euphoric if Nets are ranked higher then Celtics.

  • grover chang

    Correction 50% on target. Lin’s on court numbers are not replaceable

  • CJSHYY
  • donsmacau

    Would have chosen JLIN’s Triple Double off the bench (nobody does that) and now that JLIN starts on his own team, I am convinced we will see some regularly.

    Purely by points as a definition of “Best Game” without consideration of strength of opponent, game importance, etc. isn’t elucidating especially considering dozens of players have 1,000 30+ pt gms each season many resulting in a team LOSS,

    Triple Doubles are a much more informative statistic because they’re exceedingly rare only 60-70/season and the team with a triple double wins 95+ % of those games. Recall: 15pts -10asts-10rbs is equivalent to scoring 35+ pts individually. Current leaders in triple-doubles in the league are Russell Westbrook, Draymond Green and Lebron James.

    JLIN will get triple doubles this season

  • donsmacau

    Personally, I believe there is no way JLIN will allow himself to score an AVERAGE of 30ppg that means he is likely not putting much if any faith into his teammates and that would be disappointing. There will be games where it is critical for JLIN to score, but he will give his team every effort to involve each player on the floor with the chance to participate – that is how the Nets can consistently win.

    If JLIN is the only man each night, then we are in trouble. I’m sure many fans would love to see JLIN average that many points but that would play right into the hands of the doubters/haters.

  • NONONO

    Yes, i prefer to see 15pts/8assists/3rbs/2stl/1bk

  • psalm234

    @zukovka
    Once Lin finishes with media intro on Wednesday he’ll return to California where he’ll get back to work with Doc fine-tuning his 3 pt shot
    https://twitter.com/zukovka/status/754869863525584896

  • Click Click

    Has anyone gotten an e-mail confirmation on the tickets to the Nets Open House event yet?

    I still haven’t gotten any response from them and need to know asap so I can call friends and family to attend.

  • martan267

    I agree with you! He is actually on a very short list of players for accomplishing that triple double not only from the bench but in UNDER 30 min of play time. Just crazy how he was able to do that. My second best game for him was vs. the Spurs this year followed closely by Heat PO games 3. These just were the epitome of his sheer WILL to grab the team and LEAD them to victory when the deck was so so stacked against them. So darn admirable that he just does not give up.

  • martan267

    Agree with the fan other than the comment that Lin’s numbers on the court being replaceable. His on court production will be sorely missed by CHA. Especially his defense. I think someone said earlier in this thread or the previous one that CHA replaced Lin with THREE players. Unfortunately for CHA, the team can only have 5 players on the court, not 7 LOL

  • takeme2cruz

    Lin’s 11 points and 3 assists per game are replaceable. His insurance policy, his team reinforcement are not especially when the Hornets have to deal with top tier teams from both E and W conference.

  • Click Click

    Looks like Aaron Brooks finally got picked up…

    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/755112439423836161

    Where’s zxcvb? :p

  • occupatio

    some ppl like zxcvb were asking for aaron but, as far as a dual PG lineup goes, id rather have lin-vasquez than lin-aaron.

    looks like nets FO is thinking the same thing.

  • Click Click

    Looks like Marks wanted a high quality passer / playmaker as Lin’s backup instead of a scoring PG like Brooks who can’t do much else other than score a lot.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Do we know if he’ll be staying long enough to attend the Open House on Wednesday at 6:30AM?

  • psalm234

    We can watch the 7/20 Introductory Press Conference via the YES network or the Nets Facebook site
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/755152398440595457
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/755150009860034560

  • CJSHYY
  • ProLin

    someone go and take pictures.

  • ProLin

    GV is euro. The team will run Euro-style team-ball. GV is a much better backup than other PG raised on NBA’s ISO-first system.

  • ProLin

    are u based in ny? are u going?

  • heart
  • Lin Dunn

    GV is euro but attended Montrose Christian, and played with Kevin Durant @ Montrose Christian.

  • ProLin

    Right, but he learned the euro system first and has to play it in International games. NBA PGs has to learn the system again where GV can hit the floor running.

  • Lin Dunn

    Question about Lin’s bonus. D. Ginoboli listed Lin’s bonus as 2.3 million. Will that be per year? Anyone know what kind of achievement will qualify him the bonus? Playoffs? all star?

  • Vintage

    I haven’t yet either, hopefully soon

  • occupatio

    i doubt this info would be publicly disclosed bc it would invite sneers. but my guess is making all-star might be one of the bonuses. and measurable performance markers like stats.

  • zxcvb

    I preferred Brooks to Vazquez because he can be a true 6th man as well as injury insurance if Lin misses a few games. The most important facet of a modern PG is putting pressure on the defense. Also, Brooks already has a good relationship with Lin and that’s ideal for culture and character.

    Seems like Kenny/Marks preferred size and passing at backup PG. That will unleash Lin’s scoring ability more in small ball lineups. Fair enough. But Vazquez is coming off of injury and he’s not going to be able to maintain Atkinson’s offense if/when Lin misses a game. Brooks can at least carry on the same basic attacking PG role.

  • Click Click

    Yes, I live in suburb of NY, about an hour and a half drive outside of Brooklyn 1 trip, so about 3 hours full trip, and that’s without counting traffic.

    I need to know about these tickets but have not gotten word from Nets about them yet. Not sure if I’m going if I don’t have tickets. They’re leaving everything last minute and that’s not good for planning.

  • zxcvb

    I’m already laughing in advance. “That Brooklyn pick is guaranteed to be Top 3…” Oh boy. These people have no idea what’s about to happen.

    I feel sorry for whoever trades their star for that pick. Ainge better hurry up and deal this summer because Lin is going to ruin the remaining 2 picks ASAP.

  • zxcvb

    Almost certainly is. And for Lin, it’s money in the bank if he stays healthy. Marginalized to the bench, he’s finished 3rd and 4th before. If he averages even 17/7 for the Nets, an All-Star appearance is a sure bet.

  • Vintage

    I got an email not too long ago saying they’ll email the tickets tomorrow which you ll need to print

  • Rick Johnson

    Now that he’s a starter and will get a decent shot. This is last years results. He’ll have to climb up from #8

    1 Dwyane Wade (Mia) 941,466
    2 Kyle Lowry (Tor) 646,441
    3 Kyrie Irving (Cle) 580,651
    4 Jimmy Butler (Chi) 564,637
    5 DeMar DeRozan (Tor) 444,868
    6 John Wall (Was) 368,686
    7 Derrick Rose (Chi) 302,389
    8 Jeremy Lin (Cha) 195,920
    9 Isaiah Thomas (Bos) 153,642
    10 Reggie Jackson (Det) 76,688

    Read more at http://www.insidehoops.com/all-star-voting-results.shtml#zgWB58BCjDmQIzfD.99

  • Steppen03

    I’ve said enough…
    We are just gonna sit back and enjoy the show and the Nets’ quick progress. If the Hornets can do it last season with JL7 “coming from the bench”…. Just imagine…
    Not saying The Nets will be a lot better than 90% of other teams but it won’t be “a walk in the park” to beat them. The Nets will be competitive enough to make it where it counts.

  • TVN

    GV is from Venezuela, which is in South America. He’s never played in Europe at any level.

    What’s next? That Lin is “Euro”?

  • Elon Musk

    First time seeing this video and it really show how tight jlin was with other knicks teammates

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i really don’t like the dual PG thing especially when it comes to Lin because he’s so unselfish that he always end up being the SG in the relationship. and the lesser guard always end up being the floor general but they’re not very good at it so they end up chucking. so yeah, if they must do the dual PG thing, Lin/Vasquez is a much better option than AB and everyone else in the past

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin would establish a win-win relationship with Vazquez. Lin has been able to make the best use of his talents and he has established his game with and without the ball. If the opposition keys too much on him, he may even give up the ball and let Vazquez to run plays for him to score. We knows from the Raptor’s game that he scored 35 points. I