2016-17 Preseason Stats: Ranking the Good and Bad of Brooklyn Nets

After 6 preseason games have completed, we can use NBA.com/stats data to analyze how 30 teams rank in each of statistical category. Despite preseason being a trial-and-error experiment with many players who did not make it to the 15-man roster, it provides a glimpse of how each team compares to the other before the regular season starts.

So what does the preseason stats say about the young Brooklyn Nets team with new coach and new system being put in place. A lot of NBA analysts already predicted the Nets to be the bottom dweller of the NBA once the regular season starts.

What is the Good and the Bad of the Brooklyn Nets? Which area should they improve before the regular season starts? Do the stats support the eye test of how badly the Nets bench have blown many leads? Can the starters compete with other NBA teams?

A. THE GOOD and THE BAD of the Team

Brooklyn Nets’ best ranking is 3rd in the 3PA (3Point Attempts) but the worst ones are in:

  1. Shooting Percentage
    • FG% (Field Goal %) at #25 but 3FG% is pleasantly surprising at #13
  2. Defense
    • REB (Rebounding) at #28
    • BLK (Blocks) at the last spot of #30 but the effort is there with BLKA (Block Attempts) at #11
  3. Plus Minus
    • +/- is at #28 showing how the Nets are often outscored, possibly due to the weak reserve team giving up large runs.

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Click on the image or jlinportal.com/stats/  to dynamically sort the statistics by each category for all 30 NBA teams

At first things look bleak but knowing how the 2nd team/bench consisted of reserves and waived players who didn’t make it to the 15-man roster, it’s worthwhile to analyze how the starters compare with the rest of the league. Thankfully, nba.com/stats allow us to provide separate analysis for starters and the bench

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B. THE GOOD and THE BAD of the Starters and Reserves

  1. Starters are Sharpshooters, Reserves Not So Much

If we focus on the ranking for Starters and Reserves in the 1st table above, it is clear that the starters excelled in the shooting department being ranked 6th in FG% and 3rd in 3PT% but the reserves performed poorly being ranked 29th in FG% and moderately 19th in the 3P%. This tells us that the Nets starters perform at the top 5 level against other starters but the reserves will blow leads with their poor shooting

2. Poor Defense

But in the important area of defense, both starters and reserves struggled mightily with:

  • REB (Rebounding): startes being ranked dead last at #30 and reserves at #19
  • BLK (Blocks): Ouch, both are ranked #30 but at least the reserves is ranked #1 in the BLK Attempt while the starters is ranked #25 in Block Attempts. The starters need to get better in trying to protect the rim

3. Plus Minus

  • The +/- stats show the starters is ranked at 18th with -1 but the bench is ranked last at 30th with an astounding -9.2! It means that if the bench continue to play 28 min/game like in the preseason, it will blow almost double-digit every game. It’s a good thing the starters will not continue to play only 20 min/game. The bench weakness is one major area of concern for the Nets

It is best to only use the preseason stats to analyze the trend of strength and weakness without handing a hard judgment since there were multiple lineup experiments with majority of minutes given to the reserves and it was only based on 6 games. But it is definitely helpful to identify and validate the area of weakness that many NBA analysts and fans have witnessed after watching the 6 preseason games.

As Jeremy Lin said, the Nets would need to worry more about their defense and rebounding than the offense/shooting department. Coach Atkinson need to identify the strong lineup for the bench not to give up 8-10pts per game so they can be competitive in every game.

 

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  • JustSayNo2HardensIso

    I’m finally first. After all these years. My dream has come true.

  • psalm234

    congrats! .. buy a lotto maybe lol

  • blueCypher

    The weak bench gives me no confidence in them winning atlantic

  • aggressiveplayer

    Man.. I think if it weren’t for Lin we’d probably be last or 2nd last in FG%

  • Arsenium12 .

    Interesting interview with Kenny Atkinson. Here are a couple of questions about Jeremy :

    Q: How is he different now as a player?
    A: Better defender. More mature. Better leader. Still stubborn (laugh).

    Q: Stubborn in what way?
    A: He has strong opinions on how the game should be played and how it should be coached. I like that. I like that dialogue.
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    https://twitter.com/NYPost_Lewis/status/789996575904919552

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Thanks JLinPortal for the good work. on getting this stat. Really appreciate what you have done.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    LOLOLOLOL Good to be first right!!!!!!???????? hehehehe

  • heart

    FYI– The million dollar question about “2-mode guard” and Lin’s answer–>

    Q: Kenny Atkinson says you must move from a two-guard mentality to a point-guard mentality. Can you do that and stay aggressive?
    Lin: “It’s definitely a fine line. I’m still trying to figure it out, too. I think it’s going to take a little bit of time. What Kenny might see in me as a player is something we’re going to continually discuss because, at the end of the day, I obviously want to play the way he wants me to play. He knows, too, that I have to go off instinct. We talk a lot, so, I’m not worried about it, and we have the type of relationship where he can say anything to me and vice versa.” http://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-q-a-ten-minutes-with-jeremy-lin-1.12493119

  • GoJLin!

    Thanks God, this is the first time JLin openly say he can say anything to his coach; love it “We talk a lot, so, I’m not worried about it, and we have the type of relationship where he can say anything to me and vice versa.” I also like he still will “go off instinct” 🙂 Go, JLIN! Go! Stay healthy and have a wonderful season!

  • james brown

    for as long as they continue to dialogue, good things will come out of it.Better that JLIN is the one who is stubborn (as spoken by KA on another question) than KA himself be the one. His(Jeremy) suggestions on how to play the game and how it should be coached can be an opener for both the coach and the players because games always needs interaction

  • james brown

    Jlin strong opinion is a signal that he knows that he needs to say those thing and has authority to do so being the leader.

  • GoJLin!

    Yes, and finally he play for a coach he can trust; Jlin said “I feel like some of the pitfalls in my earlier career were because I didn’t have that relationship with the coach I was playing for.” Wish him the best!

  • james brown

    now i see why the bench is needed. even on how much the starters are good, bench must be even just average to gain a win..worst bench meant losing a game, unless you play your starters 40minutes which will become a 50/50 chance of winning and losing.

  • Maknusia

    Great!!!…that shows trust and respect!

  • CJSHYY

    Got this from NYPost… Coach on Lin. http://nypost.com/2016/10/22/kenny-atkinson-talks-nets-nyc-experience-and-lin-carmelo/

    Q: How is he different now as a player?

    A: Better defender. More mature. Better leader. Still stubborn (laugh).

    Q: Stubborn in what way?

    A: He has strong opinions on how the game should be played and how it should be coached. I like that. I like that dialogue.

  • Vincent

    lin with 21 and 7 this season

  • heart

    We’ll see if KA listens and obliges. I’m still disturbed that KA still has ‘old school’ thinking about 1 mode or 2 mode guard. Isn’t the bb game is changing into position-less. And he should be glad that he has a versatile guard on his team who can do both. Very concerning!

  • Vincent

    yes it is linteresting. in an interview a couple months ago he said that the league is becoming more of a combo league.. pg’s have to play off ball and sg’s have to dish and assist more

  • BobbyH

    It is a good thing that AK publicly acknowledged that he and Lin have some differences on games and coaching. Both are open to dialogue (and discussion). Only an open-minded coach will say that in public and that is a healthy development towards the right direction.

    IMO, I think Lin wants to win NOW, utilizing his strength more (i.e. P&R and driving to rim), not just all motion offense. AK probably thinks about long term (1-2 years development). I believe they can come out an approach that both aggree, which I think is heavily dependent on what opponents give you and how the offense goes.

    There will be growing pain for sure. But I think Lin wants that as short as possible as much as he wants to carry the team to win. Can’t wait what would unfold.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree… look at Curry, RW, & Lillard… they all take lots of shots… it’s the trend for PG now.

  • CJSHYY

    Who said that? KA?

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Nets Q&A: Ten minutes with Jeremy Linhttp://www.newsday.com/sports/basketball/nets/nets-q-a-ten-minutes-with-jeremy-lin-1.12493119

    If there is a reason to get excited about the Nets, who are rebuilding from scratch under a new regime headed by general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson, it is the return of Jeremy Lin to the New York scene.

    Since bursting to prominence during the “Linsanity” craze with the Knicks in 2012, Lin has played for the Rockets, Lakers and Hornets with varying degrees of success. But this is the first time he has been handed the keys and asked to drive the car as starting point guard. It should be fascinating to watch.

    Q: Can you describe the excitement of finally having the chance to run a team?

    Lin: “I’m extremely excited. I feel like I’ve waited a
    long time for this opportunity. I’m really focusing on just having fun
    with it and enjoying it because I really regret not doing that earlier
    in my career during some of the opportunities or some of the peaks. I
    didn’t feel like I was able to enjoy it as much because I was so focused
    on the next thing.”

    Q: Is that because you were trying hard to prove yourself?

    Lin: “Yeah, I was always trying to prove myself, always trying to get
    to that next level, worrying too much what everybody else thought and
    felt. Nowadays, I try to limit the number of voices that I have in my
    head. I limit the amount of information I’m taking in from the outside
    or from people I don’t consider to be valuable or helpful voices in my
    life.”

    Q: Kenny Atkinson says you must move from a two-guard mentality to a point-guard mentality. Can you do that and stay aggressive?

    Lin: “It’s definitely a fine line. I’m still trying to
    figure it out, too. I think it’s going to take a little bit of time.
    What Kenny might see in me as a player is something we’re going to
    continually discuss because, at the end of the day, I obviously want to
    play the way he wants me to play. He knows, too, that I have to go off
    instinct. We talk a lot, so, I’m not worried about it, and we have the
    type of relationship where he can say anything to me and vice versa.”

    Q: How valuable is the trust you and Kenny developed when you worked together with the Knicks?

    Lin: “It’s everything. It’s why I’m here. It’s what’s
    going to allow me to feel empowered to be more successful and to help
    this team be more successful. I trust him a lot, and I know that he
    knows what he’s saying. I always love picking his brain, and I feel like
    some of the pitfalls in my earlier career were because I didn’t have
    that relationship with the coach I was playing for.”

    Q: Can you compare the Nets’ camaraderie to what you experienced with the Knicks and Lakers?

    Brooklyn Nets videos

    Lin: “I don’t want to get into specific details or player
    names, but I just know I’ve been on teams where the camaraderie was
    great and last year (with Charlotte) was a great example. I reference my
    high school team a lot . . . The teams that are close together are the
    teams that are more successful. Then, I’ve been in locker rooms where
    guys didn’t always get along, and there’s tension and hostility (that)
    cuts away at what you’re trying to accomplish.”

    Q: Did that affect your play or your happiness in the past?

    Lin: “It affects the play, it affects your happiness, it
    affects whether you want to show up to work or not, it affects the
    culture, the vibe, everything.”

    Q: Can you compare the pressure you face in Brooklyn to what you experienced with the Knicks?

    Lin: “There’s less stress in general because I’m really
    focused on how can I live and play. I really care about what God’s
    standard is for me. It doesn’t matter if I was in L.A. or Detroit or
    Memphis or Manhattan or Brooklyn. I have no idea what anyone has thought
    about me this preseason on the outside. I just want to do things in a
    way that would make God proud, and I want to keep building these
    relationships and building my friendships with the people I’m going to
    battle with every day. That’s all I’m focused on.”

    Q: When you first came to New York, you famously crashed
    on the couch at the apartment of teammate Landry Fields. When was the
    last time you slept on someone’s couch?

    Lin: (Laughs) “To be honest, I slept on my own couch a few
    nights ago. I forgot I had promised multiple people they could stay at
    my place and had double-booked it. I felt bad making someone else do it,
    so, I slept on my own couch a few nights ago. But I have a nice couch,
    so, it didn’t bother me.”

  • heart

    Yep. Remind me where he said it? Was it at his own press conference as the new HC or at the press conference w/ all the new players?

  • Vincent

    at 1:05 roughly

  • Vincent

    yes

  • JLin fan from Australia

    From my understanding, JLin talked to KA since he signed up with Nets. That’s why I’ve never had any concern about what was going on in preseason games. They know what they were/are doing….. It’s even more revealing on the interview that I’ve posted above.

  • heart

    Ok. Let’s refresh our memory on what KA said about point guard and combo guard. Best wishes for Lin and KA and Nets!

  • Vincent

    hmm.. where did you find this vid? lol jk

  • heart

    Thanks. I just found it too. I posted above so everyone could review it!

  • heart

    Yes Network posted it.

  • 1mtoldman

    if you extrapolated out lins preseason #s per minute for 34 minutes (using 34 minutes as opposed to “per 36” as 34 minutes is a more typical starter pg star player minutes)–they would come out to 25/8.

    (of course lin himself said pre-season #s dont matter but since we’re just throwing out #s. theres some based on something).

    in regular season in the last 10 years only 4 point guards have done 20/8 and above: westbrook, curry, paul and (wait for it) deron williams.

  • Arsenium12 .

    For those who might be attending the game or in the area … . [Brett Yormark is CEO, Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment]
    ____________
    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/790033064378372096

  • Arsenium12 .
  • Briiick

    Yes, responsibility for winning.

  • cshot

    I love jeremy and kenny’s relationship. very open and honest and tell each other what their beliefs are. I have a feeling Kenny just wants to pull out the inner Steve Nash in Lin, pushing him to have more of the PG mentality. I personally, would LOVE jeremy dishing like steve nash while still getting his points. Kenny knows Jeremy can get his points, so hes just giving him a little challenge/push to make his teammates better, which jeremy clearly can and will do! Man, I would be ecstatic even if jeremy averaged like 17p, and 8 assists

  • Steppen03

    Thought there’s more, no ? Lowry, Lillard, ??

  • Steppen03

    It’s not very smart or wise if the entire offense is predicated on motion offense. It Should be more than that. JL7 didn’t signed up to rebuild at the cost of losing games. There must be a middle ground- build new culture but fighting for wins as well.

  • zxcvb

    That’s a good guess. It’s what he averages as lead ballhandler over the past 4 years.

  • zxcvb

    Nash played in MDA’s system, not the motion offense. Also, this team doesn’t have any reliable scorers outside of Lin. Even Lopez struggles to score in this fast-paced system. Lin has the right idea — he needs to be 24/7 not 17/10.

    This preseason, I think it was vital for his teammates and coaches to see just how important he is to the team. When the season begins, they won’t hesitate to give him the ball in the clutch. He can shoot 20+ times if he needs to.

  • cshot

    I agree with what u say! Just saying that hes more than capable of making others better as well.

  • joy

    I can see Kenny’s stubborn too. From their interviews, you can tell both’s personalities are quite alike in some ways, they both are genuine, unselfishness, hard working and affectionate persons, care a lot about relationship and his players. This is going to be a journey that needs them heavily relying on each other. I’m excited for them.

  • grover chang

    Or maybe Lin shares his opinions to all his coaches and his coaches resent it. Could be the reason his coaches start to play him less then they should.

  • grover chang

    Praying that no matter how the games go, that Lin remains healthy, at peace, loving to others, and happy because of his maturity in God.

  • joy

    Amen!

  • psalm234

    So glad JLin has his focus straight, tuning out outside influence, doing his best for God & building great team chemistry

    Nets Q&A @JLin7
    FOCUS
    1 do things in a way that makes God proud
    2 build friendships w people I go to battle w every day
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/790081512934744064/photo/1

  • zxcvb

    I know what you mean, but to quote Lin’s shooting coach Doc Scheppler: “You can’t really make guys better. What you can do is give them an advantage.” A great point guard doesn’t improve other players. He just gives them an opportunity to show what they can do. And the truth is, Lin’s teammates are very limited in their skill set.

    Lin needs to be the primary scorer for now. Jeremy attacking two defenders in the paint is still more efficient than most of his teammates shooting a wide-open 3 or single-coverage layup.

  • ViNuyork

    i can’t agree more with what you say…. just watching them play close and personal last Thursday with the knicks shows Jlin is the only reliable shooter in the team….he is the only crafty Nets there…that’s why I wished C. Lee was playing with him to give him help….If the others won’t step up, Jlin would really be very tired every end of the game….

  • ViNuyork

    really—what time?…we have tickets for that night

  • JLin fan from Australia

    You are going to the opening game??? Good. I’ll go to the game as well. Hope JLin and Nets will win the game:-)

  • ViNuyork

    yeyyyy–now there will be more people cheering..last thursday, we were all surrounded by knicks’ fans so we felt so alone cheering :)….hopefully, they will win if Jlin’s team mates would step up….JLin can’t do all the heavy lifting…

  • Barry Allen

    Yeah 17/8 would be good, anything above would be great!@

  • Gin-san

    I think you guys are misunderstanding KA’s intention here. I don’t think he sees Jeremy as a pure PG or anything like that, but he wants Jeremy to get rid of his score first mentality which he was during his Charlotte tenure. He wants Jeremy to involve his teammates more like his Linsanity days. Jeremy will still score a tons, but now with a lot more assists to come along with it.

    While KA has said that he appreciates the 2-guard in Jeremy, he wants Jeremy to transition back to his natural position, the 1-guard, where he is at his best, elevating his teammates plays instead of just scoring a tons for himself given the chances and let his teammates stand around doing nothing. A true PG involves his teammates in his plays, setting up plays, getting mismatches, and so on..

    Jeremy is a fantastic 2-guard especially after his improved shooting, but he has now lost his PG instinct after years of not playing at his natural position since his Linsanity days. If Lin could incorporate his PG instinct with his 2-guard talent, he’d be a force to reckon with in the NBA league, possible top 10/5 PG in the league imho.

  • 1mtoldman

    well this preseason he was 24+/8+ per 34 minutes.

    but based on some of the things said and done by atkinson some might question whether his coachs (i dont question his teammates except maybe foye cause i would think most of them would get it that this team in preseason was nothing without lin) get “just how imporant he is to the team” and that they need to “give him the ball in the clutch”. (or actually pretty much always).

    and why why why do people keep saying lin is a “shoot first point guard”? his entire career his tiger fans have criticized him for not shooting enough!!!! and almost no one has fewer fga’s per game in preseason than lin.

    perhaps they are confusing two things attack first versus, shoot first.

    lin never gets a high # of fga’s; he does get a relatively high (but still low compared to say harden) # of fta’s.

    but that is a separate issue.

    and yer dead spot on based on preseason at least that “this teams doesn’t have any reliable socrers outside of lin. even lopez struggles to score…”

    lopez was barely used and looked entirely akward uncomfortable and ineffectual this preseason.

    lins preseason #s were overall arguably the best in the entire league counting both multiple categories volume and efficiency; the 3 most dominant well 4 depending on what you use for minimum criteria in individual offensive performance were lin cousins harden and the fourth would be gallinari (who ive always that if he could stay healthy but it doesn’t seem he can is the most talented euro)

    and lin did it on less thatn 9 fga’s per game. only gal and cous i think had fewer, maybe only gal who also as lin draws a lot of real (as opposed to hardens mostly fake) fouls.

    this team is all-lin. if they want to have any chance (surely this was obvious the way he had to take over the last knicks game) lin has to be (as someone else said) not in 1 or 2 mode but lin-mode, lin beast mode.

    which he was this pre-season. what surprises me is not so much how that was ignored by the general public but how it was also mostly ignored by his fans instead focused on various random debates or focus on the # of turnovers in a game when he puts up 24/10 and clearly dominates the game. smh (as someone here used to say).

    lins plot doesn’t need to thicken at this point it needs to boil.

  • 1mtoldman

    always one of the best posters here (and overthere, where i still think i got kicked off long ago for trying to get zxcvb to defect to here).

  • 1mtoldman

    c. lee also had an excellent preseason.

  • heart

    Thanks for the explanation. I hope you’re right.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin and the co can totally handle the offensive end, so the problem will be mainly about the defense…

  • norah mackenzie

    all that is good but if he can help the nets win a few games that would be icing on top

  • martan267

    Actually, he’s naturally a 2 guard as that was what his role was in high school and college. However, his exceptional court vision makes him a natural point guard. I don’t think he’s forgotten how to be a point guard. But his instinct is to always try to win. He knows he can win by scoring. Right now, I don’t think he knows he can win with the current state of his teammates. So, he’s fighting his instinct to win vs. trying to get his teammates up to speed. He’s very competitive so this is a natural state. I hope he never loses that ferocious will to win, but he may have to temper that a bit as his teammates are not yet at the level he is at, or not yet synced with his sharp playmaking.

    Never do I want him to pass just for passing’s sake. His passes need to be because it’s the right play in order to score. If his teammates are not positioned correctly or not cutting hard enough, then he needs to make the scoring play.

    This is pro basketball.
    This is no longer pre-season.
    The babysitting job is over.

    Time for his teammates to man up, work their butts off to be at the highest level so they can play alongside him.

  • cdblue10

    Who are your starting 5?

  • martan267

    Totally agree with you. He can showcase their skills, but they need to bring the goods. Honestly, some of them may have the skills, but may not have had someone like JLin come around where they actually have to play at their best and highest level because JLin normally plays at his highest level.

    I really think the issue is not with JLin not doing enough to make everyone better; the issue is that everyone is not used to being their best, because no one has allowed them to be their best or put them in situations where they can be… until now.

    Once the lightbulb clicks and his teammates realize this, it will be a sight to behold seeing not 1, not 2, not even 3 but the WHOLE TEAM transform into beast mode.

    Result = Linsanity Prime.

  • martan267

    This another prime example of Lin’s ferocious will to win.

  • Brent Yen

    Lin, Lin, Lin, Lin, and Lin!

  • KHuang

    Disagree.

    Lin’s guys need to put more pressure on opponents offensively so that opponents don’t get to rest on defense.

    The Nets starters have 3 career nonscorers. That means that opponents can rest their SG, SF, and PF every game. Not surprisingly, opponents have been scoring wildly at those three positions every single game that this groups of starters plays.

  • Adele

    Hi everyone😊. It’s been a long time since I posted. I have been focusing on work due to a recent promotion and don’t have much time to even read Lin related blogs because of more responsibilities. But I’m always a Lin fan no matter what. It’s a bit frustrating that I don’t have the same luxury of bein on the site like most of you guys because of work and family. Despite the hectic schedule, I still want to watch Lins game on the opening night. Yeah! I will be there. But unlike last season, I will be having fun watching Lin playing his brand of basketball. No more analyzing for me. Just pure enjoyment of watching Lin play. Bottom line is he got his own team, get to start, the coach and team mates believe in him, he is being paid well and he is in New York where it all started. So I will sit back and relax and enjoy the games win or lose. Of course I will always pray for the win but I trust in Lin and the people around him. And I trust God the way Lin give his trust in Him. Always in His time🙏

  • KHuang

    I don’t care what either J or K say, but I care what they do.

    K needs to install some offensive sets, J needs to get a lot tougher with the Nets veterans but not the highly performing youngsters.

  • Brent Yen

    It is all relative…if you can “put more pressure” on opponents offensively…..then….this conversation would not be here at all…lol

  • Brent Yen

    congrat!…

  • martan267

    I have to agree with KHuang on this. Very rarely do players get super excited playing defense. They get more motivated when points start going on the board in their favor. When their offense is clicking, they’ll try harder on defense. When there is no offense, than defense becomes burdensome and like slogging through mud.

  • Brent Yen

    So far….I do not see how can they play good defense with or without that motivation tho..

  • blueCypher

    During the nbatv season preview, both dennis scott and stu jackson had them way under 20.5 wins. Haha they are really under the radar

  • blueCypher

    There is an espn insiders article on the nets today. Anyone have access ….

  • Brent Yen

    That’s ESPN….shall we pass? LOL

  • martan267

    I hear ya… but I do think having the right offense or the right people that can produce an offense could improve the defense, even if it makes the other team more TIRED because they actually have to defend them. Knowing that your opponent can’t score means less effort on defense, then more energy and focus on offense.

  • blueCypher

    Interested to see what they got to say

  • Brent Yen

    No..I know…I think someone might share it later…

  • Brent Yen

    Like I said, it is all relative….given the preseason, which I think is not really indicative, they are pretty bad on both end…as a team….so…..well

  • blueCypher

    Haha. It might be drivel. But whatever….

  • Michael

    Only if he is open.

  • martan267

    Not sure they are bad on both ends. During preseason the coach played with 3 starters that can’t score. However, they had people on the bench that can score. All some of us are saying is to move some of the non scorers to the bench and some of the scorers to start. Not have such a scoring liability on the starter team. If the reason the non scorers were put on as starters is for defensive purposes, well that experiment didn’t yield the desired outcome.

  • Brent Yen

    I guess….anyway, only 6 games…not really telling….the tweak will have to be done during the season

  • Brent Yen

    open on the bench

  • Michael

    But but ESPn is the leader in sports…

  • Brent Yen

    They perform like a leader behind the bench…

  • TVN

    The starters were the only reason the Nets were competitive in any of the games and you want to move the defensive guys to the bench?

    The bench was horrendously bad and the reason they went 1-5, mostly due to their nonexistent D and poor rebounding.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, The Nets’ problem isn’t on the Offensive End.

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  • blueCypher

    lol, robin battling off the haters

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! As usual…..

  • blueCypher

    Looking forward to the warriors playing on Tuesday. They are gonna be so fun to watch.

  • Epie

    Hi! WB

  • heart

    Miss you, Adele. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I’ve resolved today to put my trust in God to do mighty work in Lin. Against all odds, God brought Lin to this point for a reason, then why am I so anxious? I should want God’s plan to succeed first and Lin is part of His plan. I’ll follow your lead and will enjoy watching Lin fulfilling his destiny, no matter what happens. I’m glad to have a friend comes along to remind me. So thank you and best wishes!

  • Spot

    Yeah, that’s my feeling too.

    Finally we can enjoy Jeremy playing his basketball.

    No more trade rumours, wishful thinking, nothing… just watching basketball and having fun.

    All we asked and prayed for.

    God is good.

  • Spot

    I trust in J and K and their open relationship.

    Have faith.

  • blueCypher
  • grover chang

    Jeremy has the right goals. I pray he succeeds.

  • grover chang

    Agree with you

    I hoped the analyst were wrong about Lin’s teammates the way they were wrong with Lin. Marks is a smart GM but he can’t create talent out of thin air.

    There is a lack of depth on this team. Lin and Lopez are the teams best hope to win.

  • grover chang

    Is there much difference in defense between Booker, RHJ, foye and any of the bench players. Seems like Lin and Lopez are the starter defense.

  • grover chang

    I’m glad they could talk to each other. I hope KA takes some of Lin’s suggestions. KA had never had to make the decisions before. Could not predict if he will act on what his players say.

  • KHuang

    Who are these alleged defensive stoppers in the starting lineup you are dreaming of?

    Foye, Booker, and RHJ routinely give up double figure scoring to opponets who barely play 20 mpg.

    Lopez hasn’t gotten stops either, but Lin has played solid defense as usual.

  • KHuang

    If you put Lin with the bench instead of the lazy Greivis Vasquez who is getting burnt defensively MORE each game, you’ll see a much better defensive impact from the bench players who are also scoring uncontrollably.

  • KHuang

    I trust NOTHING in the NBA, as I have followed the league too long.

  • adele

    Hi Heart😘Miss you too. Thanks for being there. Let us enjoy this ride. We are too busy sometimes worrying about things that is not happening yet. For now, we need to trust God first in the alignment of Lins team and let Lin, his coach and team mates do the rest. Let destiny takes its course. Somehow Our wishes has been granted and we have to savor this moment in his basketball 🏀 life.

  • adele

    Thanks! Hope I can get to meet some fans at the Barclays on the opening night

  • grover chang

    That is totally how I feel. Most of us have watched Lin for the past 5 years. Lin plays well with anybody. But give him a PNR man and some shooters, then it is linsanity.

    The preseason had been the opposite. There is no PNR and all the shooters are on the bench.

    All Lin lineups play good defense. I want to see the best offense with Harris, bog, and Hamilton out there to also give a good offense.

  • adele
  • TVN

    There’s a huge difference between Booker, RHJ and the bench guys. Booker and RHJ are good defenders. The bench guys individually and collectively are horrid.

  • adele

    Yes you’re on the Spot😉. This is what it’s all about. Enjoy the games. What can we gain for too much worries and antagonism and negativity? Does it help Lin and his team? Let’s relax people and get your beer and popcorn ready🏀👍👏🏼

  • TVN

    “All Lin lineups play good defense.”

    That’s simply not true. The Rockets and the Lakers were poor defensive units with Lin on the floor.

    Linsanity was as much about defense as it was offense. The offense was not even that great during the Linsanity stretch. It rated in the 20’s efficiency-wise. What set that run off was the Defense, which became elite with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire off the floor, replaced by a good wing defender (Shumpert or Walker) and Jared Jeffries in place of Stoudemire.

    The Linsanity starting lineup wasn’t a killer offensive unit.

    PG – Lin
    SG – Fields
    SF – Walker
    PF – Jeffries
    C – Chandler

    Bench:
    SG – Shumpert
    SG – JR Smith
    F – Novak

  • David Kim

    thats all star team!!!! LOL

  • Click Click
  • Click Click

    http://insider2text.xyz/articles/e70d4cadd8c43778

    Don’t agree with most of what they wrote, but they’ve changed some of their predictions because of preseason. They’re also saying Lin is going to be better than DRose (duh):

    Which NYC point guard will have a better season: Jeremy Lin or Derrick Rose?

    Elhassan: I’m not going to be difficult and name a third player, so I’ll say Lin. First, he’ll have more of an opportunity to dominate the ball; even the most optimistic projection of Rose still has to keep Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis happy.

    Second, Lin doesn’t have any real competition for his spot (Greivis Vasquez is coming off lingering ankle issues), while Rose has to deal with Brandon Jennings. Finally, as the adage goes, 80 percent of life is showing up, and Rose has earned the right to our skepticism with regards to his ability to stay healthy.

    Haberstroh: Oh, this one is easy for me. Jeremy Lin. Rose missed all of preseason and Lin has looked fantastic in the preseason. Given Rose’s health questions and the fact that last season he ranked 69th in real plus-minus (RPM) among point guards, I’d go as far to say Brandon Jennings will be superior as well.

    Engelmann: Lin, do doubt. Rose’s productive NBA days are over. Last season, he ranked among the worst defenders in the league (defensive RPM: -3.1), with low rates in defensive rebounding, blocks and steals. Combine that with his abysmal true shooting percentage (47.9) and you have a player that should not be in anyone’s starting unit.

    Doolittle: Lin. He may be best suited to be a third guard, but he’s still a good player. Rose used to be a good player. Until I see something a lot different than I saw in Chicago, I’m sticking with the past tense on him.

    Pelton: Lin. Not only has he been the better player since Rose’s injuries — he’s posted a 14.5 player efficiency rating over the past three seasons to Rose’s 14.1 mark — he’s in an offense better suited for his talents. Brooklyn should emphasize the pick-and-roll game in which Lin thrives, whereas Rose will likely spend much of his time spotting up.

  • BobbyH

    We will try our best to spot you on the TV 😉

  • TVN

    You don’t seem to understand Defense, do you? Let’s leave Foye out of this, as I personally am indifferent to him being a starter. You can’t logically dispute Booker’s and RHJ’s impact on D. Both have the track record of being good defenders as well as the reputations. Both were among the best at their positions last season in both Defensive Real +/- and Defensive Box Score +/-. In contrast, the Bench guys like Bogdanovic, Kilpatrick, Scola, and Vazquez were all among the worst at their positions defensively and that has held true in the preseason.

    Lopez is actually one of the better rim protectors in the NBA statistically. He struggles when he has to cover a lot of ground (playing against ball screens and guarding the perimeter), however.

  • TVN

    Not true. Opponents don’t score “wildly” at those positions when the starters play. Melo had 21 pts but on poor efficiency. RHJ did a good job. Booker also he’d Porzingis below his normal performance. Once again, your interpretation of facts doesn’t align with reality.

  • adele

    Wow complete gear! Very nice. Where are you sitting? I will be at the 3rd row behind the nets bench near the path where the nets players get in. Hopefully I can get some signatures if I’m lucky.

  • Sophie Paris

    He can be. Starting pg 🙂

  • KHuang

    Pfft, your boy Booker only played 15 minutes against the Knicks because Atkinson was resting him!

    You haven’t looked at the scoring of Foye and Booker and RHJ’s opponents from the other preseason games. This it seems you have not been following the rest of the preseason either.

  • KHuang

    Until your boys Booker and RHJ start holding opponents below double figures, I’m not gonna believe what you write because the hard evidence in games says otherwise.

    The only time Booker didn’t get double figures scored on him
    was last game, and that’s because he played only 15 minutes due to Atkinson resting him!

  • KHuang

    This is the NBA where opponents are gonna score even against the toughest defenses.

    The only way to truly slow opponents down is to WEAR THEM DOWN by making them guard people.

    Simply inserting Harris or Bogdanovic (preferably both) into the starting lineup would severely limit opponents scoring.

  • adele

    Click, I got this glow in the dark Nets jogging pants to pair with my shirt. I’m pretty excited. I’m not in full gear like you though😊

  • Click Click

    It says on the screenshot I posted: Section 17. Not gonna say row and seat numbers.

  • adele
  • KHuang

    Lin with the Lakers bench of solid veterans was an ELITE defensive team despite the terrible starters.

    Lin with the Rockets wasn’t great because Lin had to protect either Harden or Beverley. And Lin’s defensive ratings were STILL better than Beverley’s.

  • KHuang

    Come the regular season, we will see an even BETTER Lin.

    It’s not that Lin wasn’t getting enough stats or doing to little to win. It’s more than Lin will make the Nets “his” team and everybody will have to follow along if they are serious about winning.

    I may not like the way the Nets were coached in the preseason, but the regular season is going to be completely different because now the games are FOR REAL.

  • Click Click

    I got the on-court Nets pants, but it’s too much to wear together with the jersey, so I’m just going to wear that at home. 😛

    http://store.nba.com/Brooklyn_Nets_On_Court_Apparel/adidas_Brooklyn_Nets_On-Court_Pants_-_Black

    Also got the #7 t-shirt…

    http://store.nba.com/Brooklyn_Nets_T-Shirts/Mens_Brooklyn_Nets_Jeremy_Lin_adidas_Black_Net_Number_T-Shirt

  • aggressiveplayer

    They’re saying we should trade Lopez but I don’t really see that being viable. They’re also saying we won’t be relevant for a few years which is somewhat true, but I think we’ll be relevant faster than they expect.

  • TVN

    You don’t have to believe what I write. I present facts and you choose to ignore them and make delusional and untrue statements.

    You think all defense is holding the player your guarding to a certain amount of points? If so, then you know nothing about basketball…

  • TVN

    Porzingis played 21 minutes and only scored 5 points, mainly being guarded by Booker.

  • Vincent

    go spurs go

  • aggressiveplayer

    Both Whitehead & Kilpatrick are saying they “got better” today. Season hype?

    https://twitter.com/IsaiahW_15/status/790279343138373633
    https://twitter.com/SeanKilpatrick/status/790289495480528896

  • kauaiblue

    Cool

  • Arsenium12 .

    There must be money in the family …

    James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks, is the nephew of Lawrence Dolan, principal owner of the Cleveland Indians. (via Ian Begley, ESPN)

  • sport

    Both didn’t get many minutes during pre season. Good to see them ready to fight for their minutes on the roster. Nets are need of more offensive threat and aggressiveness on the court.

  • sport

    What’s all this rumor about Lopez being traded? Lopez is an unselfish team player he’s crucial to the team. There’s no rumor why Lopez and Lin can’t work. It’s a matter of whether KA will stop be so stubborn and unleash the PnR and make these 2 the main focus of the team! His ideal of motion offense doesn’t use them properly while allowing these rookies to build a house of bricks!

  • Sophie Paris

    And all with different hairstyles lol

  • blueCypher

    If vasquez continues to crap the bed what do we do

  • 1mtoldman

    the real money in the family is not uncle larry but daddy charles. (i could show you links but hey yer the lin-cyclopedia im sure you can follow the money!)

  • 1mtoldman

    the idea (indulged in by a majority of national sports writers) would be that the nets are going to be very bad, they have no draft picks forever, they need draft picks; the only tradeable asset they have of any worth is lopez.

    so, you trade lopez for draft picks. (and maybe another serviceable player).

    bogdanovic is also expected to be traded as the 2nd most tradeable asset.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I have a feeling Vasquez needs to slowly get eased in just like Bojan. His legs aren’t there yet but as he plays more and more he’ll get there.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Thanks very much for the info. I see that the father, Charles Dolan, also founded Home Box Office, in addition to his involvement with Cablevision Systems Corporation. And like many productive people, he’s been active well into later life. He’s now 90.

  • ProLin

    and knowing his son is a loser, he gave James MSG and the Knicks to play with, lol

  • ProLin

    The guys who gave a lot during the Olympics are tired. I think it maybe best to mix his minutes with other young’ems.

  • KHuang

    Whoop de do.

    Porzingis isn’t some sort of great player.

  • KHuang

    TROLL FLAGGED.

    You cannot post without flaming.

    You always accuse me of “knowing nothing about basketball.” It’s just you trolling as usual.

  • KHuang

    Well, Whitehead doesn’t really have anywhere to go but up!

  • KHuang

    Bojan looks ready to go, Vasquez looks as brittle as he did the last 2 seasons.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    This season is his last chance to play in NBA if he doesn’t make it good.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Is Lin a member of the illuminati?,,I saw him throwing the symbol of the devil’s goat with his hand…I hope not.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Sean Marks and family at the Islanders’ game…
    __________
    https://twitter.com/barclayscenter/status/790353223693529088

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Coach Atkinson has tried really well to keep his players healthy by controlling their minutes. I expect he will adjust the tempo of the game a bit for Brook Lopez. The PnR will have to be used more often. Lin could go motion offense as long as Hamilton is on the court giving Brook a rest. If we expect full contact in regular season games, Brook Lopez should get the ball low where he will be most effective.

  • Yura

    Did you see his logo? It looks like the all seeing eye. Type in Jeremy Lin logo and it’s the number 7. And then search the all seeing eye. Hope not…

  • grover chang

    if he is part of the illuminati, he must be a junior member. Doesn’t seem to be getting any advantages.

  • Yura

    But he’s the perfect example. Christian, humble, selfless. And then bam.. he falls. Hope NOT.

  • grover chang

    I thought illuminati were in control of things. Why would he fall?

  • Yura

    Not fall like that. Idk. Like turning bad.. like the opposite of what he is now I guess.. Like you see it in all the celebrities, child stars.. but it’s very unlikely. He’s the perfect idol for the elites to control though.

  • grover chang
  • Click Click

    I doubt it and you should provide proof of Lin throwing up devil horns.

    However, Lin has done many things to make me question him these past years. Always throwing up the 666 “OK” / “3-point” symbol. Being invited to and speaking at World Economic Forum (where all of the globalist elites meet). Lin loves Hillsong music and Hillsong megachurch is not a real Christian church preaching sound Biblical doctrine.

    Lin has been wearing Jay-Z’s Roc Nation hat constantly these days (I know his agent Roger is part of the agency). Jay-Z is a known member of the Illuminati, always throwing up his triangle all-seeing eye / eye of Horus symbol.

    http://www.thesleuthjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Jay-Z-Eye-Of-Horus.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eyvlZuApfvs/T4zbrT9HgeI/AAAAAAAABBY/NxL4dRILN-0/s1600/crowley1.jpg

  • Click Click

    Lin’s got millions of advantages, as well as now finally leading his own NBA team, when last summer, he was almost out of the NBA.

    Although I believe a lot has to do with his own hard work and God’s perfect plan for him, you can’t deny the fact that a lot of things have lined up perfectly for Lin the past few months.

  • Click Click

    You’re right. Elites love to corrupt the best among humanity. I pray Lin isn’t part of their evil little club, but I know a lot of star athletes are part of these secret societies.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Well, first of all, I’m joking, but I’ve seen Lin throw the devil’s sign symbol, but I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt this is some type of play calling or something else.

    I frankly didn’t like it when I heard he was joining Jay-Z’s ROC Nation..Jay-Z is an occult/FreeMason member.
    Maybe they told Lin he has to throw the sign up to thank them for signing his agent.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0d9f34d80962ddd2cce54f47d229362c5fb71cdffcdc3f3325b2cbf756467930.png

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m not sure Lin is aware of all these stuff…well, I hope not.

  • Click Click

    Sports players often use that hand sign to signify 2. I see it in baseball all the time.

    Personally, I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as the 666 symbol Lin does, especially when he holds it up to his eye. I hate it when Lin does that.

  • Click Click

    Lin’s logo does not look like all-seeing eye.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The 6 symbol that they do signify a 3PT shot..kind of like a celebration and sometimes, they would hold it into their eyes…that’s very stupid if you ask me.

    My guess is someone with occult ties made it trendy so that all the players would start following the trend like bunches of sheep.. but most of these players are probably simply unaware of its true meaning…I suspect Lin is also unaware of all these stuff or he probably doesn’t care.

    Lin is also not big enough to be in the Illuminati..They’d rather go after the first round draft picks and guys who are already big stars like Lebron, Kyrie etc.

    But I’m a bit suspicious of his agent ties to ROC nation..Is Lin really wearing Roc nation stuff?..Has he said anything about the ROC nation thing?..Is he signed to them or it is simply his agent who will be working for them but they won’t really have any effect on Lin’s dealing?

  • Click Click

    Lin is actually a very big star worldwide. However, he made it without the Illuminati’s help. If anything, you can make a case that they tried their best to ruin Lin’s career… until now, when Lin finally got his own team to run along with his 2nd big paycheck.

    It’s just worrisome because Lin is a prime target for the elites to corrupt. He’s been getting tons of positive press and attention lately. The media loves building someone up then tearing them down. They already did it to Lin during Linsanity and might do it again.

  • joy

    Oh, yeah, absolutely no question about that!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    still thinking they’d rather go after bigger fish…At least I’m hoping so…Guys like Ben Simmons, Devin Booker and some of the top young guys.

    Lin being a christian may put a target on his back..which is probably the reason some people don’t like Lin.

  • joy

    Perhaps someone should tweet him about the doubt then.

  • joy

    Did Lin joyin Jay-Z’s ROC Nation or his agent?

  • joy

    I thought he’s giving thanks to God when he looks up.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I still do not have any idea of where Lin actually stands on this ROC Nation stuff..I’m thinking ROC nation needs more agent-workers to work for them, so they signed him to recruit potential players/client.

    Why would the agent want to hand over his only high-profile client to ROC Nation anyway…

    Maybe they tried to directly sign Lin but couldn’t, so instead, they signed the agent to get Lin on board

  • Yura

    Google eye of Horus.

  • Click Click

    I know what it looks like. I’ve been studying this crap for years. Lin’s logo doesn’t look like it.

  • heart

    Yura, that dot of his #7 symbolizes a drop of water pointing to Christ, the
    Living Water. IIRC, long ago, I remember watching a video clip of Lin
    talking about how he came up w/ that logo relating to a story of in the
    bible in John 4:10.

  • joy

    Well, if I were you I will not speculate on such a thing. Lin’s a devoted Christian and constantly seeks help from his pastor/spiritual mentor for advice. In addition his parents also play important part in his faith life. I’m fully confident that whatever he does is to honor God.

  • heart

    This may be just a play that he’s signaling to his teammates that he’s running during a possession. I often heard a play named ‘horn’ is used for other teams too. Please… Lin’s faith is strong. Like all humans we get misunderstood sometimes… Just pray for him guys/gals.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m sure it’s something of the sort…but when he does this sign with his hand, he’s actually going back to play defense after he made a basket…so he’s not on-the-ball and calling a play.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    sometimes, these guys would try to trick you into things…But I also give Lin full benefit-of-the-doubt.

    At the very least, he’s probably unaware of these affiliation.

  • psalm234

    How good is @JLin7 shooting in 2016-17 Preseason?
    WITH Lin: #Nets starters ranked 6th in FG%, 3rd in 3FG%
    Without Lin: they dropped to 21st in FG%, 8th in 3FG%

    I’m pleasantly surprised that without Lin’s 50% 3FG, the Nets starters is still ranked 8th .
    Then again, if Lin didn’t give them open looks, it will drop even further.

    But no doubt Lin is the #1 Most Important Player for the Nets
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/790396119037583360

  • 1mtoldman

    its like that old joke…something about “i was just like other kids, when i was little my parents let me play with blocks, …51st street, 52nd street, 53rd, street”.

  • heart

    Or he maybe just reminding or telling his teammates that play is being used or should be used… One thing I know that Lin needs our prayers bc lots of things are thrown at him from everywhere. It’s good that he tunes out stuff.

  • Yura

    Well, I hope so because I would die if it was otherwise 🙁

  • 1mtoldman

    i know a lot of people dont like bleacher report but they just today put up what is a good reference with rosters finalizing for depth charts for all the teams that seems pretty accurate for the most part and updated. you dont need to read the commentary.

    im just using the charts to get a look at who’s actually playing for who and their relative status on the roster.

    link: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2670845-nba-depth-chart-projections-for-all-30-teams-entering-2016-17-season

  • psalm234

    How good is @JLin7 shooting in 2016-17 Preseason?
    WITH Lin: #Nets starters ranked 6th in FG%, 3rd in 3FG%
    Without Lin: they dropped to 21st in FG%, 8th in 3FG%

    I’m pleasantly surprised that without Lin’s 50% 3FG, the Nets starters is still ranked 8th .
    Then again, if Lin didn’t give them open looks, it will drop even further.

    But no doubt Lin is the #1 Most Important Player for the Nets.
    He simply makes everyone better
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/790396119037583360

  • Yura

    But you really don’t see the resemblance?? This is literally just my opinion but I totally see a resemblance between the two signs even if it has nothing to do with it… the eye of horus looks like a 7 with the eyebrow, same with Lins. I guess it just freaked ME out for some reason lol. Which logo are you looking at? I’m looking at the number 7 logo.

  • heart

    For his logo, I’m sure it’s well meaning. Since I’ve been following his journey, he’s been living out his faith. Having said that, we still need to pray for him to stay strong and faithful in God to fulfill his destiny.

  • bolero

    It’s like pointing to God in heaven. Curry does this a lot…

  • james brown

    i for one sopped reading their posts because most of the writers are biased and lazy..LOL!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I agree that there’s a resemblance..It doesn’t have to be a perfect eye.

    I could be someone gave them such an idea or some type of company that create logos.

  • james brown

    Montgoemtry ( did i spell his name correctly?LOL) is a christian i believe, so he must be aware of this things i guess. well if it is just some innocent sign he is making, hope that enlightenment come their way to avoid being misunderstood.

  • james brown

    or maybe Jlin is not aware of such facts thats why he’s still entertaining to use such signal and signs?

  • james brown

    thats an obvious sign of Illuminati with 666 hovering one eye…

  • Steppen03

    Hehe… Let them say whatever… I like DRose – enjoyed watching him squaring off with LBJ’s Heat’s Big Three the first year. I still take 2017 JL7 over MVP DRose (2012). If DRose can carry the Bulls to playoffs So Can JL7 for the Nets.

  • james brown

    sometimes, one need to copy the exact thing because as the bible says, Satan use part right and part wrong, or in other words he mixed up both good and evil in his plans to deceive the world..rememeber, to deceive means to make it a semblance of truth in order for others to accept its the truth.

  • Steppen03

    KH,
    What?!? Porzi is not a good player ?? Cmon, don’t start losing your credibility now .

  • Maknusia

    lol…Lin is matured enough and I will leave his private life for him to manage….as a fan, I’m not gonna scrutinize every single thing he does, especially when we dont know the context of it

  • Maknusia

    welcome back!!!…good to see you again….

  • takeme2cruz

    Lazy doing homework or lack of bb knowledged.

  • Steppen03

    Okay. To KHuang and TVN and other Good posters on here: Please give this team and Lineup some more time to work. Please! The defense and offense will take time. We will not know more about the guys than Coach KA and the coaching staff. Let us see them in action for 10+ games. JLin7 will need his rest – only hope Greivis can step up to the challenge for 10-15min. I believe Lopez, RHJ, Booker and Foye will improve to certain degree to provide the needed strengths to defeat the opposing starters. I see starters/bench players interchanging (except JLin7). We have seen some of those in preseason. Lopez doesn’t need to be 20pt scorer when we have cutters and shooters. I want to see him really stepped up on defense.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’d take JLin just because he’s more fun to watch than DRose in my opinion. And more underrated.

  • Steppen03

    I will not bring this up again:

    I have faith in God’s plan for JLin. I also have faith in JLin’s abilities. I believe this season will be Linsanity “Prime” for an entire season. The Nets grab 45+ wins. JLin7 will have MVP stats. Let us believe together.

  • blueCypher

    If they get around 45 wins , he should be considered for MVP . Even though that is probably not enough to win the atlantic, that would be a big achievement.

  • CJSHYY

    I believe that too.

  • Steppen03

    We have been waiting patiently and also anxiously for this “Dream” to come true… Now. I’m not worried anymore. Not even a bit. I know JLin7 is better than DRose in his prime. I know JLin7 is better than Harden. I just gonna sit back and enjoy the ride. I have peace of mind. I found peace (JLin7 empowered by his coach).

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    well said. this is every JLin fan’s dream for Lin. he has a coach that trusts him. a team without any ballhog. a starting point guard position. and a chance to recapture New York

  • freemind

    this can’t be serious right? wasn’t that his release hand? looks like a swollen pinkie that can’t bend lol

  • adele

    To Lin fans here at jlinportal, i enjoyed reading your blogs. Let us all enjoy this ride. Lin’s destiny as a basketball 🏀 player blooms right before us. I’m like reading a Lin novel here. Some bumps and stops on this journey but most important is the camaraderie that we can achieve at the end of the day. Time to get excited once again. Here in New York…in the big stage. I believe Lin will shine once again. God will make a way.🙏

  • adele

    To add up, let’s not forget that we are watching the PRE-SEASON so far! The coach needs to let all the players be evaluated so that they can finalize their roster. The manager needs to know who to cut and sent to the dleague. Everybody likes to win.who doesn’t? But me, I like to win when it matters! Pray that the opening game against Boston is a WIN🙏

  • Gin-san

    It’s not forcing Jeremy, Jeremy has talent for being a PG far more than a SG, which is a much more simple position. KA brought Jeremy into a PG-less Nets to lead this team, to teach this team, he needs a ‘coach’ in Lin on the floor every night. KA loves it when Jeremy has his own opinion on how certain games should be played, he loves different opinion, that will certainly make both KA and Jeremy better in the long run.

    Back on topic, this season is not going to be good. We’re entering the regular season, but the Nets goal for this season is not the win total, but the player development. Of course, winning is very important, that’s why I think we’ll cut down to probably 10-man rotation, or lesser. We need to let the bench play real NBA minutes, even if they suck. Every second out there is progression for KA and the Nets team.

    KA has been encouraging the guys to take open 3’s, and that’s where Jeremy comes in. Jeremy can’t play at a high pace huge minutes game for 82 games per season, he’ll eventually have to depend a lot more on his teammates, whether or not he could penetrate into the paint himself. That’s why he needed to involve his teammates, whether they suck or not, because that’s how you build chemistry with your teammates, and you earn their trust, that if they find themselves open, Jeremy will get them the ball. That’s the PG Jeremy’s job, not the job of the SG in Jeremy. That’s basically what KA is pointing to. It’s not passing for the sake of passing, it’s chemistry building. Also, with every touch, players get better feel for the game, there’s a reason why Jeremy has better stats as a starter compared to being the 6th man. You just gotta let others touch the rock, don’t let them feel neglected, give them the confidence they need, the touches they need, and that’s how you build up a new team with a lot of young guys and not much talents.

    It will be a long process, it won’t be done in a month or two.

  • joy

    Idk if he knows or not (I bet he knows) but I’m sure he’s doing it for different meaning, absolutely not the one mentioned.

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  • blueCypher

    Ya he would have been like 12th man material. Garbage time minutes. Right decision to leave

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    what’s the chance of Nets picking him off?

  • blueCypher

    Haha, im not sure about him as a player honestly. He looks awkward out there against nba comp. He didnt hit 3s or defend

  • LimitedEdition

    Yi’s pretty decent actually if played in proper system. I would take Yi as backup PF or C over the current bench roster.

  • Click Click

    That experiment sure ended fast.

  • Click Click

    The vile name calling, harsh criticisms, and non-stop negativity by some posters here is why I’ve decided to stay away from this forum. No patience nor long-term vision at all. Just a bunch of reactionary anger at preseason games. If it continues and the mods allow it to keep happening, I’m done with this site for good.

  • james brown

    i still presume that he doesn’t know it because if he does, its not justification that he’s using it for different purposes especially if its about faith..Jlin reads the bible and it says there” if you are against HIM, you are NOT WITH HIM”

    #justsaying

  • Click Click

    It is most likely the horns offense playcall like I detailed below. Many point guards in the NBA call this play and use this hand sign. However, it can be misinterpreted as devil horns / goat of mendes / baphomet symbol.

  • james brown

    well, maybe he’s trying it out with other team..(maybe nets?) though nets line up seems complete, one teams garbage is another teams gold? still fit issues.

  • Rick James

    yi is a big time loser. He should have stuck it out in the nba from the beginning but instead ran away because of a lack of courage. Now that lakers are asking Yi to prove himself and take the #1 big spot on the team with his own talent away from mozgov, he again runs away back to china. Hopefully he doesn’t come back to nba again, he should stay in CBA.

  • Phoenix Rising

    That would be an unnecessary loss for us. Hope you don’t decide to leave. This is a discussion forum after all and everyone is entitled to their say. As long as we stay away from attacking each other…

  • Click Click

    Yeah, but there’s no need for what has been posted about Nets players and Lin’s new teammates. Kenny, Marks, and Lin have asked us fans multiple times to be patient with this rebuild. If people react the way they did in preseason to games that actually count, this is not the place I want to be, even though I do love posting here. I don’t need that much negativity in my life.

  • casual bb fan

    If the inept and race biased NBA fraternity can’t even see an elephant in the room like all star calibre player in JL, Yi has no chance at all to receive even a modicum of opportunity at his age. Haha cheers.

  • Click Click

    Thanks psalm. You’re always reasonable and level-headed. I’m not blaming the actions of posters here on you. I just don’t want to be part of a forum that constantly berates Lin’s teammates and coaches. It’s why I don’t post on the other site. Hopefully fans here can be more respectful and less harsh with their criticisms. Afterall, the mission statement of this site is Our #1 Vision is “Positively Bringing Together JLin Fans”

  • casual bb fan

    LOL. IMO you guys are reading too much into these things like the 911 conspiracy theories etc. Haha cheers

  • MKL

    Yi was getting cut. ESPN is helping Lakers public relations. They gave Yi a an unprecedented $250k contract, BUT with $8 mil worth of incentives based on playing time. Things that are are out of Yi’s control. Also, Yi didn’t run away from the NBA, no team gave him a contract after his rookie deal.

    I don’t like how this played out because it will diminish the chances for Asian players in the NBA. As of now, NBA can promote black players to China market just fine. Rent a Chinese player for commercial purposes.

  • MKL

    Also, Merc Stein is a damn snake. He is sleezy.

  • MKL

  • MKL

    Yi has the physical talents, but he has some skill issues. He was in love with the Lakers, but it wasn’t destined to happen. The guy just bought a house for his family in California too.

  • joy

    If so, I hope someone here will send him a reminder then.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m pretty sure he hit a 3 during the last game.

  • Maknusia

    The best of Jeremy Lin 2016- 2017 NBA Preseasonby christinecheng60

  • Maknusia

    Preseason recap on best plays…

    NBA best plays preseason 2016-17 (part 2)

  • Maknusia

    part 1 is missing, so dont look for it 😉

  • Maknusia

    Good to see so many new faces in NBA!…gonna be hot season!

  • Maknusia

    BEST Plays of the 2016 NBA Pre-Season!

  • Kwok Wai Lai


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWZOr7dQ6s0
    Watch these two videos. Do you sense racism from those black commentators?
    Luckily we have Isaiah Thomas and many other elite athletes to rebuke their comments.

    Jeremy is athletic and he makes lots of his NBA opponents look like D-leaguers.

  • Kristofer

    No play for Lin?

  • Acbc

    Language is not finite. It’s agreed upon. What’s “BAD” for a while was cool or good. In the inner city, you will hear the “n” word a lot between friends as asign of commonality. But don’t mistaken to use it yourself anytime soon.

    People that look at any exterior symbols as definition of what’s within basically are placing judgment upon something with their own cultural reference. The universal symbol for asking someone to come was to use the index finger and pull it upwards , that was until I learned that it was derogatory in South Asia. They use the opposing action with the hand instead to ask people to come.

    It’s lazy predjudice that ignores the facts. What Lin does is who he is. What he says in any context can be misunderstood if people choose to see it from their own cultural imperatives.

  • Maknusia

    The video below has one

  • HVJoy

    The writer has covered Knicks for New York Daily News since 2012. If I remembered correctly, he is not a Lin fan. No wonder that this article is lukewarm/cold on Atkinson and Lin.

    Kenny Atkinson hopes Jeremy Lin can get back to ‘Linsanity,’ this time in Brooklyn
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/nets/atkinson-hopes-linsanity-time-brooklyn-article-1.2841338

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2841337.1477189504!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/614388086.jpg

  • DanCohen

    is it any good.. else aint clicking and icking on it.

  • HVJoy

    Thank you for sharing.
    Lin appears at 9:42 of the video.

  • Maknusia

    It a ok article…no hype or dissing, just stating as it is

  • HVJoy

    Well said. Welcome back, adele.

    The “Lin novel” is always exciting and at times nerve-racking with all the twists and turns since 2012. I know our boy will shine again the big stage.

  • DanCohen

    not sensing..but more like they still don’t think or believe or know how lin is as a player and many of these analyst are just reading the media WITHOUT watching A LOT OF nba games.

    Forget about watching lin or anyone play as that doesn’t make sense for them in the past because why would they follow anyone who is not in the media spot light. THEY DON’T WATCH A LOT of nba games. So they taking what others written and do some research and then go with the flow and add their own taste to it which include their own stereotypes too. Plus some weak commentator like that idian woman on the left, they just say whatever it sorta in line with the media or whoever is next to them as oppose to their OWN thoughts because they are scare of arguing. They don’t stand up to their own idea because it’s all superficial.

  • adele

    Thanks HVJoy. 😘

  • adele

    Click, I tend to disregard comments that are way out of context. I think wherever you go, there will always be people like that. Lin continue to pursue and persist no matter how bad the situation is. I am focusing on Lin and his values and not the garbage that you find around. That’s when you find peace within yourself and the way you deal with people around you. Trust God the way Lin trust Him and you will find your balance✌️️

  • lleepar

    I haven’t read much from Isola since Jeremy’s days with the Knicks. My impression wasn’t so much that Isola was anti-JLin, but that he was an absolute and total Melo sycophant. I think (not sure) that he was the one who started that whole 80% nonsense criticizing Jeremy for not playing in the finals after his knee injury.

  • rookie75094

    He is a Lin hater…my nick name for him is “ibola”

  • Arsenium12 .

    Ronnie Price has a 2 yr / $5M guaranteed contract and is still being waived …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/790615174763966464

  • Geoffrey

    I like Yi. I really do.

  • ProLin

    not sure if he fits wit Nets culture. He’s a prima donna.

  • psalm234

    It’s long overdue but here are 3 winners of the JLin Stats 2016-17 Poll:
    Congrats to @jlin_fan_from_australia:disqus , @jakeyy, @gojlintx, you earned some bragging rights 🙂
    Melody smartly won a lot of points by consistently voting 11pts/3asts in many games.

    PRIZE
    CHAMPION $25 @melody =)
    RUNNER-UP #1 $15 @jakeyyy
    RUNNER-UP #2 $10 @gojlintx

    Note: Please send your Paypal email address to jlinportal@gmail.com to send the prize. Or you may choose to donate the prize to JLin Foundation
    http://www.jlinportal.com/2015-16-jlin-stats-poll-winners/

    Due to my busy schedule, I won’t be able to do 2016-17 JLin Game Polls every game because it’s very time-consuming. But I might be able to do Game Polls of Average Points/Assists for every 10 game if people are interested just to have some fun among Lin fans.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2d72150181f9b043bc02963c20177a805c70453e37e04eae17d6bb3645bca6e.jpg

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  • FrankW

    Here is is, no need to click:

    Kenny Atkinson hopes Jeremy Lin can get back to ‘Linsanity,’ this time in Brooklyn

    The partnership between Kenny Atkinson and Jeremy Lin began on the Manhattan side of the East River in December 2011, a few weeks before the “Linsanity” phenomenon took over New York and the NBA.

    At the time, Atkinson was the anonymous assistant coach with a work ethic that was second to none and a bright future. Lin was the obscure point guard trying to hold onto the Knicks’ final roster spot.

    “He was kind of an afterthought,” Atkinson said. “He was part of the group that didn’t play, and I was working with that group on a daily basis.”

    They worked together before and after practice and when Lin’s moment finally arrived, the former Harvard man made the most of it. So it is only fitting that five years later they are together again only now Atkinson is the unproven rookie who could use a little help from Lin.

    Atkinson’s first head coaching gig is something most wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy. The Nets don’t have the most talented or experienced roster and even if/when they lose a lot of games this season the Nets will have to swap first-round picks with the Boston Celtics. The Nets’ 2018 first-round pick also belongs to Boston.

    Think of it as the complete opposite of the job Steve Kerr walked into three years ago with Golden State.

    It’s not ideal, there will be a lot of growing pains and yet this is still a dream job for Atkinson, who grew up in Northport, L.I., and is embracing the challenge of building a team from the ground up. Or in the case of the Brooklyn Nets, below ground.

    “It’s exciting,” Atkinson says. “It’s been great so far.”

    Atkinson and new team president Sean Marks have to find creative ways to discover and develop players since the previous regime traded future first-round picks. Also, free agency is not really a viable option. The big name players that sign elsewhere — Kevin Durant, for example — tend to sign with contending teams.

    Atkinson has a history in player development and Marks comes from an organization, the San Antonio Spurs, which has turned player development into an art form.

    That was part of the thinking behind signing former top overall pick Anthony Bennett. In June, Marks made his first bold move by dealing Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for a first-round pick and selecting Michigan’s Caris LeVert with it. It was risky a move; last March LeVert had a third foot surgery in 22 months. If healthy, LeVert could be a steal. It was a trade with an eye on the future.

    Signing Lin, who had his best season with the Charlotte Hornets last year, was crucial. The Nets needed a quality point guard and Lin’s appeal at the box office is a plus.

    “He came off the bench in Charlotte last year and did a heck of a job, but this is a little different deal now,” Atkinson told reporters. “You’re kind of the quarterback. You’re the Eli Manning, those guys, so there’s a different level of responsibility.”

    The Nets starters will likely be Lin, Randy Foye, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trevor Booker and Brook Lopez with Luis Scola, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Greivis Vasquez serving as back-ups. By February, you’ll be hearing Lopez linked to numerous trade scenarios.

    Under Atkinson, the Nets will be prepared and well organized. But in a talent-driven league, Brooklyn doesn’t have enough. Last year, the Nets finished 21-61 and will struggle to match that record in Atkinson’s first year.

    The one thing they will do is compete. That’s in the DNA of both the head coach and the point guard. They wouldn’t be here without it.

    “I’ve been saying it was just a matter of time for him because I know how good he is, I know how much he was there for me in New York,” Lin says of Atkinson. “When you’re around him, you kind of understand there’s something different about him — his energy, his passion, the juice he approaches his work with. He doesn’t leave any stone unturned.”

    – Frank Isola http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/nets/atkinson-hopes-linsanity-time-brooklyn-article-1.2841338

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  • psalm234

    What’s your guess on W-L record & JLin Stats for the 1st ten games?
    5 home games, 5 road games

    Don’t forget to vote for JLin’s PTS/ASTS above before Game 1 starts on Wed
    My Prediction:
    W-L 4W-6L LWLLWWLLWL
    JLin Stats: 20pts/5asts

    I’m guessing a moderate 4Wins-6Losses as the Nets still try to shore up their rebounding and defense.
    Lin’s teammates still learn to convert his assists so he needs to carry the scoring load more: 20pts/5asts

    First 10 games of Brooklyn Nets
    1 Wed, 26 Oct @Boston Celtics 19:30
    2 Fri, 28 Oct Indiana Pacers 19:30
    3 Sat, 29 Oct @Milwaukee Bucks 20:00
    4 Mon, 31 Oct Chicago Bulls 19:30
    5 Wed, 2 Nov Detroit Pistons 19:30
    6 Fri, 4 Nov Charlotte Hornets 19:30
    7 Tue, 8 Nov Minnesota Timberwolves 19:30
    8 Wed, 9 Nov @New York Knicks 19:00
    9 Sat, 12 Nov @Phoenix Suns 21:00
    10 Mon, 14 Nov @LA Clippers 22:30

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/679f646642aefcf5ea7337c88b7762107d270aa8e4f6bc41873c732ddf1311cc.jpg

  • Sinners_Gospel

    6W 4L. 22p6a

  • MKL

    Nets will go 2 wins (CHA, MIN), 8 losses. Can’t win any away games with the worst defense and rebounding in the NBA. Lin will also get less favorable calls playing away games, resulting in more turnovers. The team is surprisingly slow to get organized and haven’t adapted to schemes. We have a bad combination of Vets (Vasquez) not motivated, and inexperienced/slow learners (RHJ, SKil, Hamilton). Lin will average around 17 pts and 7 assts.

  • spiderman

    I’d hope 7-3, but with Coach Atkinson’s motion offense, maybe 5-5. I think Lin will have great stats regardless, but we know he won’t be happy with the losses

  • TVN

    Offense won’t determine their record, IMO. How well they defend will be a bigger factor.

  • TVN

    To be fair, the starters were OK defensively. It’s when the bench came in, that the D just got torn to shreds. Rebounding is a team-wide problem. Lin needs to contribute more on on the boards. At least 5 per game, IMO.

  • cdblue10

    5-5

  • MKL

    To be fair, I think Nets will improve after 10 games into season. They are a new team and slow learners suffering through a lot of grown pains. The first 10 games will be erratic.

  • jakey

    Woohoo haha 🙂 Please donate my share to the foundation! I don’t post much but I do read it everyday. Thanks for this awesome site. Go Lin! Let your love for basketball and God echo thru your fans and haters daily!

  • BobbyH

    4-6. LWWLLWLWLL

    17/7

  • blueCypher

    Still cannot believe byron scott took ronnie price over lin. Tank master indeed

  • 7iger

    6-4, 20/7

  • Spot

    7-3 or 8-2

  • psalm234

    I like MKG as a Lin’s ex-teammate who welcomed him to Charlotte.
    But his shooting form is definitely unorthodox. I don’t think he can be a consistent shooter since he moves sideways
    https://twitter.com/hornets/status/790596538145902592

  • CJSHYY

    But from this video looks good….

  • psalm234

    lol at “echo thru your fans & haters daily”

    Thanks for your generosity to the JLin Foundation.
    Let’s hope JLin makes even greater impact on and off court this year :}
    we can all use more Linspiration!

  • occupatio

    it is commonly said that the elbow and arm should be straight, but in reality, most good shooters flare out the elbow slightly, like curry.

    to get it totally straight, you have to turn the hips and feet quite a bit to the left, which looks weird like in MKG’s case.
    actually, his elbow isn’t just straight but seems to flare towards his chest (the opposite of flaring out), which is so very weird.

  • Win

    If you are going to play with a low character punk like D’Angelo Russell, you will better off playing in China. On top of that don’t forge Yi is also Asian and the worst part is he can’t communicate in English. Imagine what will happen if he stay with the Lakers? Smart move to go back and play in China.

  • occupatio

    his leftward turn of hips and feet is a lot, like a 45 degree angle, which makes it more difficult to shoot when dribbling to the right, since you have to rotate the body a lot more counterclockwise in order get into your normal shooting orientation towards the basket.

  • psalm234

    I’m no expert in shooting but I think balance and form consistency is important to be a good shooter.
    IMO too many moving parts and head moving left-and-right during shots still makes it super-hard to be consistent.

    Even Shawn Marion “shooting from the hip” unorthodox can be effective because he has good balance and not too many moving parts.

    MKG’s hop diagonally 45-degree to forward-left also makes it look really weird. But I guess it feels the best for him.

  • psalm234

    At least, he made it at least twice in a row in practice 🙂

    Hopefully it works quite effectively for him during game-time.
    It just looks so unusual that it stands out a bit

  • occupatio

    yeah, the conventional landing is towards the basket, instead of towards the left like MKG.

    in today’s age, with so many trainers, both by the team and for personal hire, it is so bizarre that MKG’s ‘reformed’ jump shot looks like this. while people’s form will vary according to anatomy and preference, it can only be harmful to hop towards the left.

  • blueCypher

    What are good options for paid streaming services. League pass blacks out the national tv games

  • Dan Ang

    Interesting.

  • psalm234

    @linfinity88
    Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is a fan of @JLin7 and his cool haircut!

    Full interview https://fb.com/FansTangNews/videos/1795206524061040/
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/790631210871435264/

  • psalm234

    so far I had good experience testing reborn4hdlive.org
    It’s almost like ballstreams.com which has been discontinued after 2-3 years so it carries its own risks

  • blueCypher

    How much is reborn for the whole season

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy was interviewed today for Talkstoop (on NBC). On the show, Cat Greenleaf interviews celebrities on the stoop of her Brooklyn brownstone townhouse. The photo below shows Jeremy with one of the production staff.
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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf424a386fa60a2b98cbad745726f054061994bda1077b1f4737493fe1138d81.jpg

  • sport

    If he was smart he would’ve tried out for JLin’s team! At least he’d be able to understand and communicate with Lin. He also looks older than his reported age.

  • psalm234

    I believe it’s $100/season including all the way to the Finals, no blackout
    you can see the description at reborn4hdlive.org/home

    there’s 3-day free trial with (1-day approval) so make sure you time the subscription before Oct 26 game

  • sport

    Unlike JLin who is American, Yi is a foreign player. Even euro league with limited English have a tough time fitting in. He probably didn’t want to be a bench player. Lin actually fought through all those benching to get to where he is now. Not everyone can go from being a starter of a team and to a bench player in another country.

  • blueCypher

    Ok. The downside is that it get shut down mid season, and your money goes along with it. Although i guess monthly payments will negate that a bit

  • sport

    Never heard of Yi before until I started reading JLin portal goes to show he isn’t very famous nor did his talent make much of any noise. I agree it seems like for Yi it’s starter or nothing. If JLin was like that he would’ve been out of the league already. If you want to be a starter, show the GMs and coaches what you can do even if you feel you’re unfairly benched.

  • grover chang

    10-0 wwwwwwwwwwinsanity

  • sport

    If he was smart he would’ve tried out with Nets summer camp the moment he knew Lin was going there as the leader. Anyone who follows NBA closely knew to avoid Lakers the tanking team.

  • Ace Pagoda

    I never thought Yi was a serious contender for a Lakers roster position. I suspect he was a “make-up” call for the Laker’s treatment of Jlin and the Lakers wanted a “China” card to play. Yi had trouble in the NBA on his first time through and he did not seem to improve, always looked kind of “clunky”. The Lakers, under the direction of the Buss kids, are not the Lakers of Jerry Buss. They are a new, unknown franchise Tanking as they did to me was the kiss of death because tanking accepts losing as a legitimate option. In pro sports where players make ridiculous millions every effort to win should be made. The Lakers now have deliberate losing as part of the DNA and it remains to be seen if they can get rid of the loser trait that is now part of their identity. Witness the first big tankers, the Philly 76’ers. They are a dead team and a dead franchise. I think MDA was very smart and prescient in not wanting to be part of a system that had deliberate losing as part of their team DNA. I am in CA and have been a Laker fan. I will never, ever look at the Lakers again. I know nothing about them and if they make the NBA finals (they won’t) will never watch them again. They are dead to me. Same as Philly. Tanking cheats the fans who pay these ridiculous salaries and karma is a bitch.

  • KL

    Hi everyone. I am very grateful for the positivity on this site. Yes, many people, including me, have doubts about the roster and rookie coach Kenny Atkinson.

    However none of this takes anything away from Jeremy’s outstanding achievement in being a starter again this league. Many players have actually dropped out of this league in the past 3 years that Jeremy endured marginalisation, prejudice and politics.

    I once wondered what we would talk about once Jeremy became a starter again. We used to gripe about his minutes and how he was not allowed to close out games. That should not be a problem anymore. We used to gripe about how he never got enough credit. He is getting plenty of credit now.

    But life has taught me that even when one dream comes true new challenges will always arise. Kind of like getting married to the man / woman of your dreams but then moving on to all the challenges of setting up a home and starting a family.

    So yes we should celebrate where Lin is now. Whatever challenges lin and the team faces to win in this league will not take away the joy in the dream coming true.

    Let’s roll!!!

  • Ace Pagoda

    I think Yi was smart. He came to LA, took the loot, said goodbye and went home.

  • Ace Pagoda

    Yes, for JLin, be careful of what you wish for. You are the starter, you are the leader, you have money. You have what you wished for. Good luck

  • Dan Ang

    It’s too early in the quarter for a two for one play call

  • 1mtoldman

    lin makes cbs top 100 players @ # 87 quote:

    “Back in NYC, Lin is going to have all the touches and minutes he can handle for the first time since Linsanity. His shot looked improved in the preseason, but it would really help if Brooklyn had better pick-and-roll partners and shooters surrounding him.”–

    far as i know this is the first top 100 (non-fantasy) list this year listing lin. (he’s 79 on the most updated espn fantasy ratings).

    dont let the melo one see this; he went on a social media rant when some other source rated him “only” 15th; hes 22nd here .

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/ranking-top-100-nba-players-lebron-still-reigns-two-warriors-on-his-heels/

  • BobbyH

    This was post a while ago in some other thread regarding Hawks motion offense.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AtlantaHawks/comments/3j8ari/how_the_hawks_motion_offense_works_megapost_gifs/

    But I think it deserves another look if someone wants get familiar with what motion offense has to offer.

  • aggressiveplayer

    I concur with this. Can’t expect much from the beginning of the season. It’s mid season which will be when the team starts playing with fire.

  • Rick James

    excellent post, balanced analysis. Defense and Rebounding is honestly awful, worse than any thing I have seen and even worse than the rockets.

  • Geoffrey

    while we’re waiting for the Net’s first game at Boston, here’s some old highlights of coach KA playing for Richmond:

  • spiderman

    Sideways executioner

  • CJSHYY
  • pero_square

    No one handed Lin anything. He had fought for everything he earned and some people would still look down on him despite all the evidence. But that’s okay because to me Lin will always be the perennial underdog, a challenger, and that would keep him hungry.

  • guest

    And he realized he didn’t want to be the token asian. Very smart!

  • Arsenium12 .
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    Another nice photo from the interview Jeremy did today. The caption (from the fellow on the left) says : “I’m smiling like it’s 2012. Once a Knick, always a Knick. Lin for the win.”
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    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5e8e830128e36b96c0e4586f9436144b3267bba9f5d1f6af1bf96a42075b0c37.jpg

  • GoJLin!

    Psalm234, thanks so much for your hard work (with the help from other mods) to keep this site so positive running! Even I don’t post much, I love reading the JLIN news from this site and watch the game with you all. This is the only JLIN site my little heart can stand during his previous seasons. Thanks again, I will donate my share for your coffee time!

  • cdblue10

    I’ll go for 22/8

  • occupatio

    here are some video clips of that in nets preseason

    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1483974

  • CJSHYY

    NY truly loves him. Only NY believes in him. Happy to see him back to NY.

  • GoJLin!

    I saw a lot of UT Austin students doing this similar sign (Longhorns).

  • fungch1218

    NY loves victory and fame only.
    The majority will turn on Lin when the Nets lose games.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Jeremy begins :

    Since my last post, a lot has happened. For the last 6 weeks, my typical day looks like this: breakfast, practice from morning to afternoon, lunch, house stuff in the afternoon (i.e. unboxing my charlotte stuff, cleaning, trips to IKEA and costco, etc), dinner with friends, emails or dota lol. It’s been super busy recently but I’d be lying if I said the last few weeks haven’t been a blast. …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/linspiredinca/status/790767578436112384

  • Arsenium12 .

    “So we just happen to be able to go watch the [Brooklyn Nets] train and get a tour of their facilities and then have lunch in their lunch room. And [my son Cooper] just happens to be able to get a picture with [Jeremy Lin]. What a lucky boy. Thanks Jeremy, you certainly made Coop’s day.” (from Instagram)
    __________
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ebbd5d736eed79281532762d9c328516be0231de8ac4a41496eb0f40bf30a9a7.jpg

  • Steppen03

    But NOT all teams win on defense. Some wins are determine by you out-guning them, out-hustling them… There are many variables. If we can stay close, go toe to toe, then we have a chance to win – even by one possession.

  • Yura

    Dream big, yes!

  • Yura

    What kind of a stupid question is this. :/

  • Yura

    Why not? Only BS would do something like that, hah.

  • Yura

    Thanks! He’s so fast.

  • psalm234

    What a great tongue-wagging picture!

    talkstoop: Had the best time on the #stoop chatting w @jlin7 abt how excited he is 4 the new season w @brooklynnets
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/790666047355441152

  • Yura

    LOL, so goofy.

  • Yura

    Seems genuine.

  • Steppen03

    It’s really hard to predict how the team will perform… All I have is my belief in KA & JL7’s abilities. That’s the every reason why this Nets team is ranked second to last. I think they can definitely go 5-5 or better. As long they stay at .500 team then they will have a chance for improving. 5-5 or 6-4, then 11-9, then 17-13… 45-37.

  • Steppen03

    That’s the reason for tanking. Because JL7 is better player. BS is not completely clueless.

  • joy

    Haha~ Lin probably has never done that before – looks a bit shy.

  • joy

    A Lin fan of Knicks fan. Lol
    So, in the coming season if we see fans with Knicks jersey at Barclays Center, watch out, they might be Lin fans in disguise. Lol

  • joy

    That’s the reason he’s hired.

  • joy

    Yes. The Nets are going to ‘quietly briliiant’ (htc slogan :)) and surprise everyone!

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m not so sure about them going 5-5 right off the bat. Maybe 2-8, 3-7 or 4-6 but they’ll get better as the season comes along.

  • Steppen03

    My last post regarding this Nets team record because I’ve been preaching enough for the past 3-4 weeks. Wednesday’s opening game is the MOST important game of the season (similar to Vs Pistons in preseason). It’s MORE important for us than the Celtics. We really need to go all out for this First game and grab the W. I believe JLin7/Brook will do their best.

  • Steppen03

    It’s a make and miss league. If they can shoot good to very good then they have a chance. I see players development but if the talents are not there for first 10 games – it’ll be harder… I believe they have good enough talents to get wins.

  • aggressiveplayer

    We’ll see I hope you’re right about at least 5-5 I’d be hyped

  • Maknusia

    yup, it sets the tone and would be a motivation boost….btw Celtics is highly ranked…NETS needs to bring their best to beat them

  • Steppen03

    We shall see… 4-6 is not bad but I’ll bet on 6-4. I really believe KA and JLin7 will carry this team for more than expected. This will be my last post until 10 games later.

  • sws94

    You play the game and see but from the other side’s POV, Boston has their home-opener against what is a low-ranked team with a rookie coach. This is a game they are expected to win, whether the Nets make it competitive or not. With the defensive and rebounding abilities I’ve seen on the team vs. what’s on Boston, it seems an unlikely win for the Nets. Now, I’m not saying it is an L for Brooklyn. But, I’ve seen nothing in pre-season that shows the Nets have counters for what Boston can do on both ends of the court.

  • Yura

    Agree but we never know 🙂 I think we played OK in preseason against Boston.

  • sws94

    Right, you never know.

  • spiderman

    She looks scary

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree that this game is important to change the already set perception that Brooklyn will suck.

    I’m hoping that Lopez get some touches early on and we get to see a bit more PnR with Lin/Lopez…Kenny not adjusting te motion offense to make use of Lopez is really dumb and I hope that changes for the real games that count.

    Still believe it was a big mistake for not using at least 1 game to try out Lin/Lopez PnR….I guezz everyone believe that we will see more of it now that games matter…I’m not too sure about it and I get the sense that Kenny will stick to his gun and run heavy motion offense and Lin will have to get his points through it.

    The fact that Foye will be starting is really annoying me about Kenny..I hope I’m wrong about him but I do not have a good feeling about him…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    So far, I must state that I don’t know why you guys have this supreme confidence in Kenny…I’ll wait until real game start to evaluate Kenny…Based on what I’ve seen in preseason, I’m not that high on kenny.

    So far, I don’t like the way he’s gone about using these preseason games…from the heavy motion offense to failing to adjust it to get Lopez touches and ignoring the fact that Lin is a strong PnR PG…His offense pretty much does not play into the hand of Lin’s strength.

    The good news is that even on an offense that doesn’t run too many PnR, Lin has still looked good because of the improved shooting form…BUT I really hope Kenny does the right thing and play to Lin/Lopez strength when season start.

    I’ll evaluate Kenny based on that and whether he eventually adjust the motion offense.

  • Maknusia

    yup…I’m keeping my fingers crossed

  • Click Click

    Nets were actually beating Celtics in both preseason games up until the 3rd quarter until Kenny decided to put in fringe players and D-Leaguers. Lin and the starting lineup were doing great against their starters. This game isn’t as unwinnable as you think.

    Also, Celtics are way overrated. They’re no way a #2 ranked Eastern Conference team.

  • aggressiveplayer

    What’s wrong with Foye starting?

  • james brown

    a see now why Jlin said he can relate and talk to Atkinson. He’s almost the same with Jlin wuith regards on how to play the game, “Preparation, approach and focus”. as a player. i saw in atkinson a jeremy lin and vice versa, Jlin plays how Kenny preached the game to kenny himself before.

    I can now clearly see how this two will mesh into a full blown success that all NBA pundits refuse to see!!!

  • james brown

    i can see him get the limelight to his head later..maybe i am wrong but i could see little of it during the preseason…

    still i am HOPING I am totally wrong about Foye too!

  • aggressiveplayer

    Hmm I haven’t noticed much of that..

  • TVN

    Kenny doesn’t have many options, TBH. Foye is washed up and was signed to basically to provide a veteran presence in the locker room. That he could start says a lot about the lack of quality depth at the SG spot.

    I guess you can move RHJ up to the 2 and insert Bog at the 3, but my sense is that Kenny doesn’t like Bog’s lack of D. Can’t blame him. Then you’ve got Harris and Kilpatrick, who are very inexperienced at the NBA level.

  • TVN

    Other than the Cavs, no team in the East looks daunting. The Celtics may very well be the 2nd best team along with the Raptors, but that’s not saying much.

  • Geoffrey

    Brook-Lin will have to combine for 60+ pts to pull out the win imho.

  • joy

    Well, as soon as Lopez adjust the new system and find his role, he will be another main scorer for sure. Just hope it won’t take him too long.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The logical thing to do is to still start Bog simply on the fact that he grossly outplayed Foye.

    On top of that, from eye test, Foye didn’t look much better defensively..Foye is in decline and you shouldn’t expect much out of him..At the very best, I know I will get ELITE shooting from Bogs which help Lin space.

    Remember that one of the reason you start RHJ is to hide the lesser defensive minded wing in Bogs so you can add his shooting….By starting Foye who can’t give you enough offense, you destroy the reason for having a good defender who can’t score…So Foye gives you no defense and no offense..While Bogs gives you no defense but great shooting.

    RHJ and Bogs balances themselves out..Foye/RHJ is terrible because both can’t score enough..on the other hand Bogs/RHJ is the perfect balance because you can hide Bogs with RHJ on defense.

    Here’s the stats-line between Bogs and Foye for preseason.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f75636d2d69f471883f26dbaacefc85c7f7f83a58ab0d6e6fe20a3c49a9127b4.jpg

  • TVN

    I agree with you. Kenny is trying to justify this with some coach-speak stuff, but Bog would give much more offensively. The only real advantage Foye might have is his ability to be secondary ball-handler, but Lin will have it in his hands most of the time, anyway.

    Hoping Kenny comes to his senses on this soon.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I doubt he will do the right thing and I expect Foye to start and I expect to see heavy motion offense…Lin will have to free-lance a lot to get his points through the motion offense.

    Kenny rhetoric about not wanting to do too many PnR reminds me of Byron Scott not wanting to run too many PnR to play into Lin’s strenght..But at least, Scott couldn’t do that because he had Kobe Bryant who wasn’t ready to hand the key to the offense to someone else….What’s Kenny Atkinson’s excuse for not letting Lin run too many PnR?

  • james brown

    as i said…I am HOPING that’s its only me who has wrong impression of foye because i wish everybody will be one as a team without the ego. i believe LIN will bring out the best in everyone’s game with the nets players and when the time comes , Victory is their friend!

  • Steppen03

    That’s not necessary. There’s many variables: JL7 can go off for 28pt-38pt & 10-12ast (very possible) + Brook’s 15-18pt + many guys chipping in + opposing team have a “so-so” shooting night. Anyhow, I’m not counting any team out – it’s 50/50.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    That’s the positive sign that we have to hold on too….The fact that the game was very competitive until D-leaguers and 3rd stringers got into the games.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Hola Bws.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Atkinson has to adjust to his star player rather than having his star player adjusting to his system. Wake up, coach. These are all the players you got. Go and make them play at their best to win. Don’t wait till the end of the season to discover your system doesn’t fit your players.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    In preseason games, the players should give the coach the benefit of doubt. In regular season games, the coach needs to make the best out of his players. Adjust to them and win. Don’t be silly to stick with your fantasy game plan. Let your players play the best. I mean you, Atkinson.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    WOW! Didn’t know that I could win this. Great job in every sense:-)

    As for the winning money, I will definitely donate it to JLin foundation + some more. Please hold it until we meet. See you soon!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    That’s exactly what needs to happen.

    This adjustment can even be made within the motion offense..Make sure that Lopez can get touches within the system and also running screen for Lin so he can attack basket or drop it to open teammates.

    If Kenny tries to simply run the motion offense and keep passing it until someone is open, that’s not going to work to well..The system needs to make it the best players are fed the ball the most instead of allowing it to decide which players get the shots.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Have safely arrived in NYC yesterday after more than 24 hours on the road. Thanks Bob and his wonderful wife to pick me up from airport and bring me to have an excellent dinner afterward.

    Will explore NYC in the next few days before attending opening game on 28 Oct.

    Guess I’m in reversed culture shock when I heard all those familiar “American” accents when I was at LAX. Another culture shock was I kept on looking at the wrong side of the road. Glad that I wasn’t driving. My mind was just not functioning that well…..

    Still thinking that I’m too crazy to come all the way to NY to watch JLin games. My family just couldn’t believe I was that crazy about JLin:-) Anyhow I’m glad to have this opportunity to watch JLin, my first NBA live game because of him, and meet up some of his wonderful fans along the way of this trip.

    In the same note, if any fan who plans to watch the game and would like to meet up, please let me know. Thanks!

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Any idea what this means?? Does it mean that Nets doesn’t need to cut another player because of this?
    https://twitter.com/AdamZagoria/status/790696124340400129

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    No excuse!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    What’s right?

  • JLin fan from Australia

    JLin new blog message:
    http://www.jlin7.com/blogs/journal/brooklyn

    Hello hello,

    Since my last post, a lot has happened. For the last 6 weeks, my typical day looks like this: breakfast, practice from morning to afternoon, lunch, house stuff in the afternoon (i.e. unboxing my charlotte stuff, cleaning, trips to IKEA and costco, etc), dinner with friends, emails or dota lol. It’s been super busy recently but I’d be lying if I said the last few weeks haven’t been a blast. I’ve seen so many close friends and I’ve had a chance to really invest lots of time into making my home feel like home. Typically, I’m pretty private about my home, but I’ll show a couple pics…. (please read the rest of his message in the above link:-)

  • 1mtoldman

    off the top of my head and half asleep it means these 2 guys dont get to sit on the bench at games. 15 person roster 13 “active”.

    im sure someone else will add/correct this explanation as necessary.

    and yes, they dont need to cut anyone else.

  • 1mtoldman

    not crazy just lin-sane, mate.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    bold prediction: Nets will trade Lopez for LMA

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Just wonder. They have 20 in the roster and then cut 4 last week. They have 16 in the roster. With these two, does it mean that they still have 14 in their roster??? Or did I miss another cut that I’m not aware of as I was so busy days before my departure and then my traveling??

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JLin fan from Australia

    Another nonJLin news but huge wow! Pray that JLin will stay healthy for the rest of his NBA career…
    https://twitter.com/BBallInsiders/status/790869766026113024

  • 1mtoldman

    u missed another 1.

    4 then yogi. then levert (whos injured) and whitehead (whos not ready) as the two inactive from the already 15 person roster.

    again corrections/addtions welcome here. but i think thats the story morning glory.

  • Vincent

    The spurs will not trade aldridge man

  • Maknusia

    wow…just wow…you finally made it…dream came true!!!! Stay safe Mel…take care

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    that’s why it’s a bold prediction. not everyone thinks it will happen but one person does

  • Brewkowski

    Very cool. Enjoy your stay and hope you get to spend some time with The Man at the game. Please share your pics and experience!

  • CJSHYY

    Wow! Very happy for you. I am sure you will have great time for your first NBA game. Haha! Have fun!

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    A Loss-Loss trade

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Let’s hope so.

  • Parent of Lots of Kids

    Wow! How long was the trip? I’m based in NYC and run a small law firm so feel free to reach out to me if you run into any “problems”. I may not be able to solve all of them but will know where to look. Just want you to feel connected while here -through our JLin fanship. mdekhre@gmail.com

  • heart

    Enjoy your time in the States Melody. Take lots of pics and just savor every moment. Did you travel w/ anyone else or alone? Keep safe and God bless!

  • heart

    FYI–

  • The Nets currently have 15 guys (the max allowed in the NBA) on their roster.

    Lin/Foye/RHJ/Booker/Lopez
    Hamilton/Scola/Bogs/Skilpatrick/Vasquez
    Whitehead/Harris/Levert/Bennett/Chris McCullough

    Based on the old CBA (and I believe a new one was just agreed upon) a team MUST carry at least 12 players on their active list and MUST have at least 1 player on its inactive list. A max of 3 players can be on the inactive list at any given time. If a player is sent to the D-League for example, he would be placed on the BKN Nets Inactive list. Similarly, if a player is injured as well. This is why we see Levert and Whitehead inactive, although I’m surprised CMC is not on there as well.

    The only way a player can be “cut” is if they are waived by the Nets. The Nets will still pay their salary up until another team chooses to pick up the player (given the guy has a guaranteed contract). Interestingly enough, it doesn’t even have to be an NBA team that picks up the player. If they were to waive Bennett, and the MLS team New York Red Bulls picked him up hypothetically, the Nets’ money owed to him would be proportionately reduced.

    Since the Nets are so far beneath the salary cap, they can essentially waive any of their lower quality players and eat their salary while still pursuing other worthwhile second tier free agents such as say Norris Cole or Gary Neal.

  • pero_square

    Have fun at the game and your stay in NYC. Looking forward to your impression and reaction.

  • joy

    Does anyone know where to place order for this t-shirt? Can’t find it on the Nets website. Thanks! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4e8466a59eec11b56f394ed3116f1ddc0c86114b3c7e1b37e2d73ddd68fd301f.jpg

  • MoominFloren

    7-3, 22/8

  • heart

    Lin: “When the ball goes up, no one cares what the odds are anymore.”

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/790796316129398784

  • joy

    Wow, this reporter is so lucky to allow to have a long interview with Jeremy.

  • heart

    Atkinson identifies rebounding and transition defense have been the issue(s)…
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/790805577400135681

  • HVJoy

    Have a great time at the season opener! You made it all the way from Australia to root for Lin! 👍 You will witness the historical moment of his career! Starting PG for a NBA team! Linsanity-2!

    Hope you also enjoy the shopping, theater, museums and all the fun things Big Apple offers despite the chilly weather.

  • blueCypher

    Spurs likely will not do this. If Brook Lopez’ contract was expiring maybe, but I don’t see it.
    Also , Sean Marks comes from the Spurs tree. If Spurs want to get rid of him that would be red flag for him.

  • KHuang

    A lot of this is merely CONDITIONING.

    The Nets have a whole bunch of players outside Lin and Lopez who are either too old and broken down to get into shape or have never really gotten into winning basketball shape.

    Fortunately, this is a Jeremy Lin team. And as we know from Lin’s history, Lin does whip his teammates into shape on every team he plays on.

    The difference is that unlike Charlotte and LA which took until about midseason for Lin’s teams to really get in shape, Lin’s Nets will get in shape far sooner. It’s anytime now that the Nets will finally show up with their full conditioning.

    It’s not that the players have not been training hard. A lot of NBA conditioning happens only when players get into games. The inexperienced Nets have been shocked by this in preseason, but there are ample signs that players are successfully adjusting to their new minutes.

  • 1mtoldman

    cole is with the other “cba” and imagine would not be available to be pursued until the season there ended.

  • 1mtoldman

    see netsdaily post rite column where espn insider “raises nets win total to 29.3…the 9 win shift since summer is the biggest either way”

  • Arsenium12 .
  • psalm234

    this is not good at all 🙁
    The bench needs Foye’s help to break down defense with his penetration so they have more space for shooters to shoot.
    Kilpatrick would need to step up in his absence

  • DanCohen

    omg..
    geez
    what
    is
    happ
    ening

  • DanCohen

    ???
    playoffs, maybe
    title? ah..

  • Guest

    Many players have been waived and are free agents. Is there anyone than can make the Nets better?

  • norah mackenzie

    no way –

  • 1mtoldman

    i pulled this post earlier because i couldn’t confirm it but now have tho can’t get the link to work but according to espn writer david purdum the knicks have more bets placed on them to win the title than any other team; not mo money but mo bets, all small bets like 25$.

    they have “bet down” the odds for the knicks from an initial 100 to 1 to (at some sportsbooks) as low as 20 to 1.

    nets remain last at 1000 to 1.

  • DanCohen

    I want to know a good online sports gambling site. been trying to place bets.

    but then again..

  • CJSHYY
  • Icelander

    You inspire me to start looking for trips to NY – if you can do it, so can I! Will though wait til later part of the season when the Nets are really up and running. Enjoy the game!

  • freemind

    haha the last two missed basket from Melo and Porz

    https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/790948931450576898

  • psalm234

    I sense we’ll get a lot of dose of Brook-Lin coming out of the trenches tomorrow

    Coach Atkinson: “We’re in constant communication. Works both ways, with Jeremy, with Brook. These guys are in the trenches.” #Nets
    https://twitter.com/BrooklynNets/status/790955627489230848

  • DanCohen

    last time we said that, nothing happened in preseason.

  • psalm234

    I think they were in still the trenches during the preseason.

    We need them to come out now 🙂

  • psalm234

    wow, Kellerman declared the Knicks as the worst franchise and Dolan as the worst owner.
    Nothing new but the table is set to embrace the Nets if they start winning

  • Arsenium12 .
  • DanCohen

    everytime I do bet, the goes bad..so I rather now.. but when I watch from sideline, I always say..s htt.. I should bet. so maybe I should bet.

  • grover chang

    Please start Harris. 🙏

  • spiderman

    Sure hope so. Experimentation for the most part is over.
    Time to try to win games!

  • spiderman

    lol

  • DanCohen

    you know, I rather they don’t have any expectation and win it all , rather than too much expectation and disappoint even a tiny bit..

    it’s =like the mets who everyone didn’t think they will go to the world
    series and they did suddenly as oppose to the 2002 mets when roberto
    alamor and mo vaughn were there and they didn’t do sht… or how the
    nationals failed against the mets.

    I rather they say like is very good player, and action proves more than that. That will get things riling.

  • spiderman

    Kilpatrick has been underwhelming. Surprised by his lack of penetration and field goals.
    Hope he turns it around soon

  • spiderman

    As long as they’re able to do their best and have fun, I’ll be satisfied

  • Yura

    No! I like Foye 🙁

  • Yura

    That’s too bad.. hope he recovers soon.

  • Yura

    Can’t wait to see pics of his home!

  • pero_square

    Given the numerous team limitations and less than ideal roster, If Nets can win at least 35 games I would call this season a success. Anything else is just icing on the cake including playoffs.

    Dream big but at the same time stay grounded. More than anything I just want to see Lin prove the doubters and haters wrong as a starter and really establish himself once and for all.

  • aggressiveplayer

    If they win 40 I would totally be ecstatic and remember this as one of the best seasons.

  • Grace

    That would be true if Foye came off the bench. With Foye planned as a starter this could be a blessing in disguise. Especially if Harris or Bogdanovic gets to start instead.

  • CJSHYY

    We will know tonight how Rose plays…..

    https://twitter.com/robinlundberg/status/790962119994990597

  • DanCohen

    well, it’s his first game back.. so maybe need time to address.
    but again who really nosybosy.. let’s see.

  • spiderman

    Would like to see Harris, Lopez and Lin attack the basket early on.

  • Yura

    Hope so. That would be amazing.

  • Steppen03

    This team doesn’t need us to tell them what they can or cannot achieve this coming season. We will play just as hard regardless. The media overall have the right to overlooked them. I understand it. I got it. But I also did my fair share in defending the Nets team; Just to throw things out there that not everyone have the same belief or opinion about this team and what this Nets team can achieve. Bottomline: Higher expectation is better than low expectation. It’s a sign of respect. But in the end, players play and it’s all up to them.

  • Click Click
  • spiderman
  • Steppen03

    I don’t care what other people say. I have high expectation for this Nets, grabbing 40+ wins to me IS a high probability. If they fall short I will not be down about it because it is what it is… But I’m not thinking about the result right now. I’m just taking one game a time and the opportunity is there for them.

  • Dan Ang

    Great quote from coach!

  • Steppen03

    It doesn’t a bit if the Nets ranked 8th seed or 14th seed – they’re not the GS Warriors. They don’t have that kind of pressure.

  • Rick James

    thankfully the kids got their mothers looks LOL

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m hyped for this season to start.

  • David Kim

    Just for Fun!!!

    who do you want to start for SG?

    Click Up vote for Bogs…

  • David Kim

    Click Up vote for Harris..

  • aggressiveplayer

    I’m not sure to be honest, it’s a tough decision.

  • David Kim

    Click Upvote for Foye if not injured…

  • David Kim

    yes its hard..but i will go for BOgs…

  • Arsenium12 .

    And so it begins. Go, Jeremy!
    __________
    https://twitter.com/JLin7/status/790993731155587072

  • DanCohen

    zamm he has 4 kids!??

    how many couples still has more than 3 kids nowadays!

  • xeroid

    He tweaked his hamstring and will miss the opener.

  • grover chang

    Ouch, Robin really hating on the Knicks lately. I thought Robin was a Knick fan. Even I, a LOF feel better about the Knicks then Robin.

  • Yura

    My boss has 4 kids all under 6 years of age.. lol

  • CJSHYY
  • lleepar

    This “third guard” mantra is starting to really annoy me. NetsDaily did a piece on the ESPN question about which New York point guard was going to have a better year — Lin or Rose. All five of their gurus picked Lin, although one just had to make the point that he still thought Lin was best suited to be a third guard.

    Okay. So then what position is Rose suited for? Lin is supposed to have a better year than Rose, so why isn’t anybody suggesting that Rose should come off the bench and be third guard? And it’s not only the gurus. I do understand that Lin has something to prove to the old-time Nets fans, but some of them aren’t subtle in their attitudes. They’ll admit that they’re glad Lin was available — at least until they can attract a “real point guard” to run their team.

    http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/10/24/13384046/espn-asks-who-owns-new-york-lin-or-rose

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Ha..Lin stated exactly what I expected…All these talks of rebuilding and culture means nothing for Lin…It’s now or never…He’s 28 year old and has not time for such talk….If Nets loses a lot of game, Lin will get the most blame.

    I expect Lin to go all out..this motion offense will hold him back, but I expect him to freelance and break away from it to call as many PnR..He knows this team has no chance under a communist system that treats everyone the same and give everyone the same amount of shot..He’s one of the better player, so he must make sure he takes the most shot.

  • freemind

    also noticed those who are of color that are most vocal about calling him out and putting him a box role. sort of some age old hierarchy order that they try to put in place that NBA isn’t a place for you to hang. I am glad he is in Nets with a clean slate and a management that has no rose colored glasses. ESPN seems to be filled with plenty of those.

  • Dan cohen

    I know. It’s to a point that I don’t even know what to say and don’t even bother to fight it.

  • Dan cohen

    The only way for these people to change their minds is that Lin himself have to contribute so much in the nets to win the championship TWICE. I have been saying that because once, idiots will say ‘oh it’s only lucky one time’. Tell that to someone who won a ring once or Charles Barkley. Plus they will say it’s the surrounding players, not just him. But will NEVER give him full credit like they give to LeBron. So lin has to contribute Greatly to win that.

    Even after lin won twice, half of them out there still nonbelievers. People wil have to say they are blind. PERIOD.

  • spiderman

    I’ve long-learned that these so-called “gurus” can be quite ignorant with opinions no more valid than yours or mine

  • blueCypher

    https://youtu.be/75IZOYE9ldo

    What an awesome piece by the NYT. Quite a few notable people in this one !

  • webattorney

    Wow, many Korean-Americans talking about Jeremy Lin, the Taiwanese-American BB player. Cool. It’s true that so far no matter how much progress Asian Americans make, they will be taunted or discounted: this is reflected in the phrase “Asian discount”. We need more Malcolm Xs among us, not MLKs. Huang is very correct. It’s sad but true.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree & like what Lin said…. let’s wait & see what he can bring to this team …

    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/790796316129398784

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not long ago, I showed a video that the black commentators were still taunting Jeremy Lin as a nobody in NBA. Come on, man! What Lin has achieved has already made him a very successful basketball player. How many players have done that to the Spurs; he actually turned around the game and beat the team who had just defeated the defending champion, the Warriors. That is a perfect game. How many NBA players have done that by being such an unselfish player. It is so obvious that Lin isn’t a nobody. People just don’t believe the games and the achievements that he made. Yes he wasn’t recruited by Standford. It’s not his fault. He is a damn good college basketball player. He wasn’t drafted but did you see how he matched up with John Wall in summer league. He broke out and still set records of starters’ scoring in NBA.

  • webattorney

    Anyone who says Lin is below an average NBA player is either a racist or doesn’t know BB. In the worst scenario, Lin is at least an average NBA starter, period. And I am one of his biggest critics regarding his BB weak points. Where other players vanished playing next to Harden and Kobe, Lin managed to survive and improve as a BB player.

  • webattorney

    D Rose should have come off the bench starting several years ago.

  • webattorney

    Asian discount man.

  • Dan cohen

    no, you forgot one thing. or blind.
    But I guess you can eliminated that. Blind ppl can hear games and hear what he can do.. so yeah.. even blind can tell lin is not a nobody.

  • Dan cohen

    Paula and Kenna are Japanesea? They founders of jeremylin.netta.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Very engaging video. Thanks.

    I would have preferred they interviewed Psalm instead of the “co-founders” of JeremyLin[dot]net (starts at 13:12 mark).

  • Dan cohen

    why because they are Japanese and not Chinese.

  • Arsenium12 .

    No. I just like the positive approach Psalm has tried to foster with this site.

  • Dan cohen

    that’s what I have been saying is that drose even thought he was rookie of da year and mvp and all-star, for like 2 years before he was injured. he still is treated like LeBron when he didn’t do sht for like over 3 years. You have other players and they won’t have his chances.. and I’m not even talking about lin..
    look at Brandon Jennings.. he probably won’t have that luxury like drose did. either

  • Dan cohen

    hahahaha. I’m joking.

  • webattorney

    I am not biased too much, so I have a great faith in what I see and observe. But I don’t think Nets will win more than 30 games. However, I just hope that the coach allows Lin to play and will some games to victories. Nets’ bench is just too weak.

  • Dan cohen

    after seeing how they do in the preseason, I will agree. before that I was wishfully thinking win 45 games.
    hahahahaahah

  • webattorney

    Ha, ha. I knew you were joking. I don’t even know the founder of JL site.

  • webattorney

    First preseason game (a win) was enough for me, just as when I saw one preseason game of Lakers with Lin, that I knew they would not be good. However, I was wrong with Hornets because I thought they would come close but not make the playoff, but they surprisingly and barely made the playoff.

    Rockets will 99% make the playoff. Nets will 99% not make the playoff. Hornets will 90% not make the playoff. I am hoping that Nets will have a better win records than Hornets or Lakers.

    Having Lin will translate into 10 more wins, so 20 wins plus 10 wins equals 30 wins. That’s the reasoning behind my 30 wins.

  • webattorney

    A blind person will at least be neutral and not biased.

  • psalm234

    Thanks, I appreciate it but I’d rather stay in the background 🙂

    Besides, they started a long time ago as the founders so they deserved to be featured

  • webattorney

    Agreed. Being the first should be applauded.

  • psalm234

    also, it would be hard to fly Brent from Taiwan for the interview lol
    plus Melody, BluBell and a lot more

  • sws94

    I don’t know why you point them out as “black” commentators. They were two people with opinions. Let’s stick together, not divide. There are some black fans here. Like anyone else, some blacks don’t get it or want to get it about Lin, others recognize his talent and totally support him. I hope I’m not being too sensitive but I just saw them as two people I disagreed with and don’t see the need to point out that they were black.

  • psalm234

    you miss the smiley face then 🙂

    almost got deleted due to racism :>

  • spiderman

    I like BIG happy families

  • psalm234

    yes, Kilpatrick was huge last season with his confidence and clutch shooting but he clearly had problems with the motion offense. The Nets really need him to be the spark for the bench

  • kauaiblue

    Atta boy jeremy…

  • Grace

    Well they could have interviewed you in addition to the other founders. If they did, what would you have said about Linsanity while sitting on a park bench?

  • CJSHYY
  • webattorney

    In many situations, blacks and Asians should come together, but often it seems that we don’t do that.

  • Dan Ang

    I liked the Ursula Liang and Pablo Torre parts.

  • sws94

    I hope so here. There’s Joyce, Alain and others. All big Lin supporters. I see youtube videos from black people that are pro-Lin. Baylan, I think that was his name, something like that, used to post videos of Lin for example. He was black. We can do out parts here, we’re responsible for ourselves. And this is a positive forum for Lin fans.

  • aggressiveplayer

    Word. Let’s do this!!!! Nets are the Trail Blazers of ’16-’17!

  • webattorney

    I liked the Huang guy part.

  • Joe what do you know

    Hey guys so which game is the actual season opener for the Nets? The one vs Celtics?

  • Alaingrvis

    yes

  • HVJoy

    The home (season) opener is Nets vs Paces on 10/28.

  • psalm234

    I would say,

    “Jeremy Lin gave each one of us who ever slept on the couch to wake up and pursue our dreams because he proved it can happen. I’ve seen people of different race and background come together because at one point of time we are all underdogs.

    Yes, he certainly gave a new voice to Asian-Americans and a good role model but his story is much more than that. Jeremy gave HOPE to all the UNDERDOGS from ALL race and background that if you work hard, believe in God’s good plan for you, you can achieve the impossible.

    And we all need a good couch to sleep in :D”

  • pero_square

    I don’t think Kwok Wai Lai mean to single out a particular race. That’s my impression of his/her post but you are 100% correct. Doubters and haters come in all size, gender, and race, as do Lin fans.

  • CJSHYY
  • pero_square

    I found a Japanese lady who like Lin and the Hornets on Twitter. I guess she works and lives in NC. I was shocked. I know there was a basketball bloom in Japan back in the 90s thanks to the famous manga “Slam Dunk” by Takehiko Inoue, but the popularity seems to wane quite a bit compare to baseball and soccer.

  • Vincent

    khuang

  • sws94

    BIG thumbs up, psalm.

  • pero_square

    Dolan and company tried to bury Linsanity and pretend it never happened. But New Yorkers remember.

    The world remembers.

  • Yura

    Lol haha

  • Yura

    Yup. I remember that one video where they said he came from NOWHERE. That part makes me so mad.

  • grover chang

    Lin knows losing is not necessary to build something great. Why would he know otherwise? Except for the tankers season, Lin has won.

  • FreetheMind

    You always got to fight it. America won’t be where we are without MLK or Malcolm X. There are a ton of discrimination against Asians. It is tiring to deal with all the Asian stereotypes, but you have to fight it every chance you can. If not for you, it is for your kids.

    We live Jeremy Lin because he defys every stereotype out there just by being who he is.

  • Rick James

    What is dumb is his logic. He says Lin is better than rose but then says Lin would be suited as third guard. If that’s true then drose is worse than a third guard by his own admission

  • blueCypher

    Who else is watching the Knicks vs Cavs game

  • Rick James

    RHJ

  • james brown

    Blaiyan

  • CaliUSMC

    Knicks are so bad.. Lol

  • Lin Dunn

    KP is OK.

  • blueCypher

    I’m still on the fence about this Knicks team. Could it be they are just facing a juggernaut tonight

  • blueCypher

    Kyrie Irving is putting on a clinic 🙂

  • golfhacker

    Knicks have 9 assists and 16 turnovers – LOL

  • NONONO

    Lee (0 pts, 2 TOs) has no chance to shoot when Rose (1assist 4 TOs) plays PG

  • Ace Pagoda

    I did for a few minutes. Boring NBA basketball. If it were not for JLin I would not watch NBA anymore. I gave up on NFL a few years ago, beat the rush ahead of the Kaepernick caper. I will tune in for a few minutes so see how KD looks in a GS uniform. Pro sports are boring. The only thing of interest are individual players with their individual story lines, like JLin.

  • NONONO

    Melo plays no defense and only cares his own scores, Knicks has no hope.

  • blueCypher

    Kyrie Irving quarter

  • NONONO

    Knicks is giving up

  • blueCypher

    Rose had a solid 1st half

  • james brown

    this will be part of whats will going to happen in the future..a prophesy happened already but recognized later…my wish is that it will not just recognize but accepted in the whole sense of the word.

  • Grace

    Nice! I would just add that the world would be a much better place if more guys slept on the sofa to hedge their bets against failure while pursuing their dreams instead of being forced to because they pissed their girlfriends off.

  • james brown

    because as Evan Jackson Leong had said, Linsanity is “UNIVERSAL”

  • NONONO

    Can you guys imagine Lin would have played backup pg for Knicks this season? It could be as bad as he played for Lakers with 2 years older. I would have given up to watch NBA.

  • james brown

    well described!!

  • blueCypher

    Rose does not really have a jumper . He still has somewhat of a drive , but if you take that away he cannot really make you pay

  • Sundown

    In the US? Rich couples.

  • CJSHYY
  • james brown

    LOL!!!!!!

  • blueCypher

    Haha. I still think it is too early to say the Knicks are horrible though. Cavs are just too strong.

  • sport

    Knicks thought Lee who started over Lin last season could be his replacement LOL boy are they dumb.

  • 1mtoldman

    who was guarding irving when he put up his 29; early in the game james and love were doing all the scoring for cleveland.

  • NONONO

    Jennings and Rose are just keep running and jumping with low efficiency.

  • blueCypher

    A mix of guys . I remember he was taking it to KP at some points.

  • Vincent

    go spurs go

  • blueCypher

    Cannot wait for that game. Warriors are gonna be fun

  • Vincent

    lol such an unfair team haha

  • blueCypher

    Haha, unfair maybe so. But what the heck, we watch for fun anyways.

  • David Kim

    Lebron started unfair team at miami..

  • blueCypher

    I want to see them score 80 points in a half haha

  • Vincent

    not the same man

  • NONONO

    Porzingis is wasted in Knicks

  • Vincent

    lebron went to a team that was 45-37… lost in the first round in the playoffs.. durant is going to a team that is 73-9 on a team that should be back to back champs.

  • NONONO

    Play with a bunch of overrated and old all stars

  • sport

    Even winning 1 Championship as the main guy would be enough to shut out the dumb haters!

  • blueCypher

    Right on. Different circumstances.

  • Vincent

    lol i want to see the spurs win man.. love their team spirit

  • David Kim

    Yes its different situation.. I am just saying Lebron started first..

  • NONONO

    Rose + Melo = No defense.

  • blueCypher

    haha, I love the spurs team too . But I want to see some 3 pointers man haha. I seriously think they can hit 20 3pointers in a half . That’s 60 points. Then with 2 pointers and foul shots they can hit 80 lol

  • Vincent

    lol they certainly can haha.. wouldnt doubt it.. you know your team is in trouble when the entire opposing team’s starting lineup was in the all star game last year practically

  • sport

    At least Lin isn’t in a system that tailors to fake stars but this whole equal shots thing will kill the team. You still need to feature your star players to balance things out. Lopez and Lin should be the focus of the offense.

  • Vincent

    rose had his moments.. he hasnt been the same since his mvp year… also it is impossible to play alongside melo

  • sport

    Bogs haven’t impressed more or left a any deep impressions. It could be the limited minutes but last game it looked like he was forcing shots. I will have to wait and see but so far RHJ have more “fighting spirit” and hunger for win than Bogs.

  • NONONO

    It is party time for Cavs. Next…

  • sport

    Depends on the culture, not many Asian families unlike the olden days where people had 8-9 kids.

  • sport

    Glad to hear that, hope BrookLin spoke with the coach about motion offense not working and adding loads of PnR or Pick and Pop! I hope KA isn’t like other coaches where it’s all just lip-service for reporters but when on court it’s his way or the highway.

  • freemind

    ….and Lin went to a team that was 21-61 and lead them to playoff So in the eye of many who will be the one writing history? (if i dream hard enough this might happen) 😉

  • sport

    If GSW loses even with KD, they will be laughed at for a long time. In a way this addition will put more pressure on them to win at all cost. You literally have 4 stars if you include Draymond Green.

  • CJSHYY
  • David Kim
  • Ace Pagoda

    Manu Ginobili came off the bench for SAS and for years made that (6th man) a critical position for them. When people talk of the SAS dynasty they talk of Duncan, Parker and Ginobili even though he was not a starter. JLin has already excelled as the guy off the bench who can take over a game, and has proven that. Now he needs to prove that he can lead a team regularly and over time. When, and if he does that I think the conversation will change. Except for the Linsanity period this is his first real chance to function as the leader as a PG. Of course even if he is successful there will probably always be detractors no matter what that will categorize him as a 6th man because they will not give him credit for whatever personal reasons they may have. The only opinion that really counts is the amount of respect his peers give him. I hope he doesn’t feel the pressure to perform but there is a great expectation now for JLin to be greater than maybe people should realistically expect. At this point he seems to have a weak supporting cast which means teams can key in on him and Lopez and will make his task tougher but if there is one thing JLin has demonstrated since he entered the NBA is that he is tough.

  • Vincent

    lol courtney lee had 0 points, but hes better than lin

  • Vincent

    haha I hope so!

  • Alaingrvis

    Knicks are iso heavy. He will struggle in that offense since he needs to be assisted or in tradition to get maybe 10 ppg

  • Click Click

    The “superteam” Knicks got blown out by 29 points to a team that Lin owned last year.

    Brandon Jennings isn’t showing off and talking trash anymore like he was all preseason. He was 1 for 7 FG, 0 for 4 3P.

    LeBron got an easy triple-double in 32 minutes played. Kyrie destroyed the Knicks with 29 points in 29 minutes played.

  • Dan cohen

    at first I was gonna say he wants to play team ball and then others don’t get it.. but now I realized like last year he got smarter and say fk it.. you play Iso, I will too.

  • CJSHYY
  • 1mtoldman

    knicks had no defense for irving/love/lebron; shot something like 55% put up what 70-80 points themselves? almost as much as the entire knicks team. and then again i think lebron more assists than the entire knicks team? (something like that).

  • Dan cohen

    exactly.. that’s what I notice all these year..
    he is fast, he looks great and atletic driving to the rim, but nothing else.
    lin can do that too.. and shoot…and pass. So I think ppl are blind and only buy into what the media says.
    And the medias sometimes is dictated by nba because they don’t want the scout system to break.. as in saying.. how the fk you let good player slide by . you blind!

  • 1mtoldman

    triangle or rhombus?

  • Dan cohen

    trapezoid like the rox.

  • NONONO

    Lee + Noah, 40 mins, 0/6. They just tasted what feel like playing with Melo and Rose(17 shots with one assist and 4 TOs as the super-team pg)

  • blueCypher

    I agree with Kenny, the Knicks may not be that bad. It is one game and they are just playing the world champs

  • sport

    Lee was never a difference maker and barely make single digits with the Hornets. We all knew he was starting so Lin wouldn’t out shine Walker.

  • sport

    Even with a PG like Walker, Lee still struggled with barely any points. Dude probably thought since he started over Lin he’s better. He’s going to have a big wake up call. After playing with the Knicks he’d be lucky to even be in the league.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i thought that was PJ Haiston

  • sport

    Lin x Porzingis would be amazing!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    my thoughts exactly

  • 1mtoldman

    first it was pj hairston; then it was lee. tag team.

  • sport

    When is Porzingis’ contract up? Maybe Nets can persuade him to join once they make the playoffs. Porzingis should be a star on his own team not 3rd option.

  • NONONO

    Lee and MKG are hired for the same role – to cover KW’s weak defense.

  • sport

    But against a team with Curry, Thompson, and Kevin Durant? Unless Lin had clone jutsu, even if him and Lopez could score, where would the defense come from? So far the rookies look like college/d league level players. I’d be happy if they can be division champs beating out Raptors and Celtics.

  • Acbc

    I feel really sorry for that coach.

  • sport

    Lee was acquired through trade to start over Lin after PJ was traded away.

  • sport

    D Rose will be wishing he was back with the Bulls.

  • Dan cohen

    who is Kenny.
    KA?

  • Dan cohen

    oh, nevermind.. the commentator

  • NONONO

    Bulls is better without him

  • sport

    Will be interesting to see how Pops coach the Spurs to defeat GSW.

  • Dan Ang

    Yes, I appreciate him for always keeping it real.

  • sws94

    Yes! Thanks.

  • sport

    Definitely! So glad he’s gone! He was given so many chances after injuries, enough was enough.

  • Vincent

    wow spurs look great sofar

  • sport

    Good thing they have Pau Gasol. But this is just game 1 and KD haven’t even warmed up yet, Curry’s already aggressive on and fire.

  • grover chang

    Hey anyone watching the jazz vs blazer game?😉

  • YESYESYES

    New season, new (bb) life for Lin fans. No more NONONO for me

  • sport

    GSW vs Spurs is so much fun to watch! Pop is a great coach, team have urgency and holding their own!

  • joy

    Lol

  • David Kim

    https://twitter.com/TJDhoops/status/791103604966948864

    Thomas Duffy
    Thomas Duffy – ‏@TJDhoops

    Chuck just said the Nets might be better than the Knicks.

  • Vincent

    spurs bench is doing well.. gasol, parker and anderson were holding them back

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i think Lee was hired to give Clifford more excuses to keep benching Lin since he ran out of excuses with PJ Hairston

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    Chucky says the most obvious things lol

  • joy

    Like the energy of Spurs’ bench.

  • sport

    lol That is a given, most so called professionals already said Knicks aren’t making the playoffs before the season started.

  • YESYESYES

    Green + Thompson = 18 mins, 0/6. Duran 4/4 9pts

  • Steppen03

    My reasoning is: with JLin7 on “any” team that’s an auto 20-30 wins + 21 wins from last season = 40+ wins. If No JLin7 for Hornets (that team would not have 48 wins, take 15-20 games off). The impact of JLin7 is comparable to Lowry for Raptors, Lillard for Blazers, Parker for Spurs.

  • sport

    Curry and Durant are carrying the team this game. GSW will have the luxury of seeing which stars will have the hot hand each game.

  • joy

    Glad to see David Lee with the Spurs. Hope he has good years there.

  • YESYESYES

    Curry 1/4. 2 TOs. I hope Lin would not hesitate to shot as many as possible as long as it is open.

  • joy

    Wow, Spurs’ bench is unbelievable!

  • blueCypher

    LOL, i need video of this please.

  • YESYESYES

    20 pts Worries first quarter. Spurs 31 wow

  • blueCypher

    Well there goes my 80 point 1st half hope

  • CaliUSMC

    Simmons is the real deal.

  • Steppen03

    That’s Not necessary. If he carried this Nets team to Top 4 EC and is runner-up for MVP – that will be suffice.

  • 1mtoldman

    80 point game still solidly in reach.

  • YESYESYES

    i am going to watch 9/4 Nets vs Hornets in Barclays. I bet Nets will win.

  • joy

    Lin needs someone like that.

  • Maknusia

    yup…so far they been splendid…hope it carries over till the game ends

  • CaliUSMC

    His athleticism is great. Especially his dunks.. they are nasty. I think he put in a lot of work during the summer.. it showed in the summer league. Definite 6MOY candidate.

  • Vincent

    spurs are doing great! go spurs go!

  • sport

    Spurs are a well oiled machine. GSW’s passing and TOs just pales in comparison. Will be tough to dispute the ball among 4 star players. Adding KD could mean Green and Thompson struggles since KD will obviously be featured more.

  • Vincent

    yes mills could always shoot, but bench defense zoned in on him.. now with simmons they will have to shift their focus on others

  • Vincent

    i feel like they are playin more isos with durant

  • sport

    I agree the ball doesn’t move as much, too many dribbles not enough passes.

  • blueCypher

    Spurs are doing great ya, but warriors can get back in the game just like that with their 3s

  • Vincent

    yeah lol any of their starters can brin it back in a blink of an eye

  • Maknusia

    ya…Having KD..changes the dynamic of the team

  • Vincent

    just like that.. 3 by curry

  • sport

    Really dislike Green, dirty player!

  • blueCypher

    It is so unfair lol . Their margin for error is so wide.

  • Vincent

    yeah lol…

  • Vincent

    spurs appear to be in midseason form so far

  • Vincent

    yeah lol remember when he kicked adams in the balls

  • sport

    I don’t think anyone can forget that infamous move.

  • sport

    Curry still the MVP! Came in with KD out and makes a contested 3! Adding KD will push Curry to perform even better with the new rivalry.

  • blueCypher

    I feel like they can “coast” for 3 quarters . Even down by 20 start of 4th, they can turn it on

  • Vincent

    i thought u were rooting for the spurs lol

  • joy

    Yeah. I wanna Pop’s team win over Kerr’s.

  • sport

    I want GSW to win but don’t mind Spurs giving a good fight and winning.

  • sport

    Love how Kawhi gets featured more now that Duncan has retired. Seriously Parker should retire he’s too old. Spurs in need of a young PG.

  • Vincent

    seriously… would love lillard to reunite with aldridge

  • CaliUSMC

    Dude I remember going to see Leonard when he was a sophmore at SDSU. He had a lot of hype when he was in college, but it’s still crazy to me to see how developed he’s gotten. Mind boggled

  • blueCypher

    Interesting, Kerr angry.

  • Vincent

    will we see kerr vs clipboard 2?

  • sport

    Eww Damian lillard the ball hog? no thanks!

  • Vincent

    lol his talent is unquestionable tho

  • sport

    Another shot chucker and ball hog. That’s why Aldridge left for the Spurs!

  • sport

    Curry is so smooth at the rim, he makes it look so easy with his dribbling skills to get pass the defender!

  • Vincent

    man parker just cost them a 6 point turn around

  • sport

    Like I said, Parker should’ve retired with Duncan.

  • Vincent

    yep mills should be starting tbh.. but i like his fit with the bench

  • sport

    GSW is really the Curry x KD show right now.

  • Vincent

    poor thompson 🙁

  • Click Click

    Nets’ new era begins with Jeremy Lin at the controls

    http://nypost.com/2016/10/25/nets-new-era-begins-with-jeremy-lin-at-the-controls/

  • YESYESYES

    Spurs 59 pts before half time….

  • blueCypher

    Warriors will never really be “out of the game” . A 20 point lead is nothing …

  • blueCypher

    What’s more surprising is warriors did not get 60+ by halftime lol. Is it spurs defense or just warriors missing shots.

  • YESYESYES

    64 wow

  • blueCypher

    Let’s see what chuckster has to say … he is gonna drop fire on the warriors lol

  • sport

    Wow Spurs not missing a beat and it’s only the 1st game!

  • blueCypher

    Ya, Spurs are that consistent well oiled machine you come to expect

  • Vincent

    not having bogut really hurts them

  • sport

    Addition of KD definitely affects Green and Thompson offensely. Curry can score on iso or contested shots so he’s fine but Thompson not so much.

  • Vincent

    yep,, they just needed some youth tbh

  • Vincent

    well when durant is on the floor, the ball doesnt move really… thompson needs the ball to move.. plus not having bogut to set picks is a huge minus

  • YESYESYES

    I hope the halftime red panda show can make Worries fans not too upset with the scores

  • Vincent

    haha

  • blueCypher

    I still think they will be great. Thompson just missing shots this game. If they are wide open , you take those.

  • Vincent

    they just need to mesh tbh.. still think durant made a mistake leaving okc.. having him oladipo, kanter, adams and westbrook is truly a lineup to behold

  • Click Click
  • sport

    I just love how Kawhi is featured more now. I just wish there was more connection for the new trio,Kawhi, Gaosl, and Aldridge just don’t feel like they sync up. I haven’t seen any amazing passing between the 3 of them at all.

  • sport

    It was the right decision, OKC’s iso centric offense isn’t going to win and certainly not with ball hog Westbrook.

  • Vincent

    lol they were up 3-1 against gsw and would have won had it not been for durant’s infamous choke job in game 6

  • Rick James

    they have a new player..KD and they will struggle to integrate him into the teams offense, as well as other players to adjust to KD’s game. Curry is the biggest question mark, whether he can work together with KD and if he can how long it will take them to fit together.

  • sport

    As if Westbrook didn’t have a part in the choke job with his blunders. Again iso offense will not win Championships in modern basketball.

  • sport

    Gino and Parker should’ve retired with Duncan just too old. Gino barely has any lift in his 3 point shooting.

  • Vincent

    lol i like ginobili when hes not asked to do too much. he can still knock dow nthe 3

  • Vincent

    he did, but durant was horrific man..

  • Dan Ang

    YES Network approved.

  • Dan Ang

    Vegas set the line for wins at 20.5….for conspiracy theorists out there, that means that there are going to be a lot of bad calls coming the Nets’ way.

  • Vincent

    anderson and parker cannot be on the floor at the same tim lol

  • sport

    Durant had way more efficient scoring than Westbrook. Durant just decided to “take over” the last game. Durant was option no.2 with Westbrock chucking all the shots and ball hogging in OKC when KD should be no.1. OKC’s fault was not choosing the right guy, KD, to build around.

  • Yura

    Lol do you have a bunch of kids too :>

  • sport

    Yup GSW need better screens. Makes it tougher for Curry to get open shots even though he can still make them when contested. Would like to see Steve Kerr explore PnR with KD x Curry.

  • Maknusia

    I like both…hmmm

  • joy

    Pop must have heard you. lol

  • Vincent

    man aprker needs to realize he isnt the man on this team anymore.. his shot gave aldride a nice rebound…lol

  • joy

    Imagine if Parker replaced by Jeremy. lol

  • KHuang

    When Golden State started playing through their behemoth big man Bogut, that alone did OKC in.

  • sport

    Wow Simmons with the amazing Lebron-like block!

  • sport

    Championship sealed.

  • Vincent

    imagine plus he would have green to stretch the floor

  • grover chang

    Their isn’t much interior play for the warriors

  • Vincent

    thats what happens when they give up one of the best centers in the league

  • grover chang

    I wonder what is going through west mind right now. He just left the spurs to warriors to get that elusive championship.

  • Vincent

    haha

  • Vincent

    man david lee is good

  • joy

    Hope Kawhi gets MVP this year!

  • Vincent

    wow kawhi!

  • CaliUSMC

    LEONARD BEASTIN

  • grover chang

    Spurs up by 23. Time to put Lin in.

  • Ace Pagoda

    A place for Brook? GSW needs a big man, Brook from Stanford. He is no more a speed liability than Bogut but carries a big contract. And who could BKN get in return? Guess it doesn’t match up but I bet Lopez would like to be in the Bay Area and play for a C-ship

  • sport

    Wow Kawhi Leonard showing he’s the man of the Spurs team! This team would be so much better if Pop would let go of Parker and Gino as well. They really don’t boost the team up anymore, they just hold them back.

  • grover chang

    Oops. Sorry wrong team.

  • CaliUSMC

    mid-season trade.. gonna happen next year.

  • grover chang

    Not a bad idea. Let’s trade for Durant.😁

  • CaliUSMC

    Brook to GS.
    Lin to SA.

  • blueCypher

    So the warriors wide margin of error theory is gonna be tested in the 1st game haha

  • takeme2cruz

    Actually you have mistaken with last season, Clifford put lin in just about the same deficit.

  • CaliUSMC

    this game is over.. spurs are scary!

  • CaliUSMC

    kawhi is in the ZONE O_O

  • grover chang

    Should’ve put in side show Bob in earlier. Causing at least some trouble for the spurs.

  • sws94

    Both TNT games are blowouts.

  • takeme2cruz

    Not yet, GS still has chance to go overtime.

  • blueCypher

    Just for fun kerr should put in curry and just allow him to jack up 3 by 3 haha

  • CaliUSMC

    I’ll paypal you $100 if that happens

  • sport

    LOL Totally agree, been saying I want to see some PnR with KD x Curry! Great time to try it out since the game is almost over. Both can shoot 3s and get to the rim it would be quite deadly.

  • takeme2cruz

    Haha.

  • TVN

    For all the people worried about offense, it’s D that needs to be played. W’s aren’t playing any tonight and are getting run off their own court.

  • blueCypher

    Just jack up 40 foot 3s . What the h*** right

  • Steppen03

    GS need JL7 to put them out!!! (Like last season)

  • TVN

    I wanted him over Scola back in July. Lee still has some juice left. Could have offered him a $10M/1-year deal.

  • blueCypher

    Impending warriors run…..

  • grover chang

    Am I the only one that finds Leonard a little annoying. He is good but kindve a ballstopper.

  • aggressiveplayer

    To be fair, we still have to work on our offense though. Just that our D is worse.

  • TVN

    You haven’t seen him play much then. He’s being more assertive due to an increased role. Before the last couple of years, he pretty much just stood in the corner on PnR or cut to the hoop in their motion.

  • blueCypher

    Ok that lebron coming out of nowhere commercial is a bit nonsense. He has been a prodigy bball player all his life

  • grover chang

    I think he looked smoother two years ago.

  • TVN

    Spurs bench is their x-factor. All of them are at least +20 in this game. Mills, Gino, Simmons, Lee. That’s quality.

  • CaliUSMC

    manu bustin out the euro

  • grover chang

    Curry is so smooth. No matter how long it takes warriors to finally gel, curry will score.

  • blueCypher

    Warriors look flat. Waived white flag.

  • grover chang

    Well, no suspense this year on when warriors lose their first game at home.

  • blueCypher

    Lol. And no record setting chase of being undefeated at home. Briliant move by kerr to lose this one lol

  • sport

    I’m just surprised Kerr haven’t asked KD to set screens for Curry it would wreck havoc with the defenders since they can afford to leave either of them open for 3 or for the rim.

  • Vincent

    lol warriors have lost their last 3 home games in arow

  • CaliUSMC

    No Luke Walton = no win

  • blueCypher

    Lol

  • blueCypher

    Javale mcgee is in. He is jn

  • sport

    Yup both Curry and KD will score no matter what but the point is figure how to get everyone going including Green and Thompson not just the MVPs.

  • CaliUSMC

    YOU KNOW Shaq is watching him like a hawk right now

  • blueCypher

    Haha. And 1 !

  • PETE B

    Nets need minutes at 2 and 3 and 4
    No foye
    Boj and rhj gives minutes
    Hamilton sees big minutes
    Booker scola harris skil bennet
    I dont care who starts i just want to compete and beat boston

  • blueCypher

    I feel like lin needs to score 30+ tomorrow to make an impression. And get the w obviously

  • CJSHYY

    I believe he will. Bc his shot is good now & it’s so easy for him to get 30 pts now.

  • PETE B

    IT can stop lin? Well see what nets do

  • Vincent

    i wish lin was a spur 🙁 oh well atleast i have more games to watch now haha

  • sport

    Pop, Spurs, and Kawhi made a statement today! It’s a blessing in disguise for GSW to lose this game they have a lot to work on, no defense, no urgency, too many TOs. They also have to figure out how to get Green and Thompson going and bring back their deadly PnR without Bogut.

  • blueCypher

    Looking forward to tomorrow

  • sport

    Lin wouldn’t be a Spur, Kawhi’s their main ball handler now. There’s no room for him on that team forget it. If Pop wanted Lin he’d be a Spur already instead of going to Hornets last season. I’m glad Lin’s the man of his own team! He wouldn’t be no.1 option on the Spurs not even 3rd option.

  • TVN

    Lin’s usage would be very low on the Spurs. He’s in a good situation if you really believe in his talent. This is his show to run. That wouldn’t be the case in San Antonio.

  • TVN

    They’ll put Bradley on Lin. IT is a liability on D. The Nets have to attack him every chance they get.

  • sport

    He needs to score 30+pts for the Nets to have any chance not joking those rookies are atrocious and bench is non existent!

  • joy

    But he still need someone to screen for him sometimes. He’ll definitely be double guarded.

  • Click Click

    Warriors’ first home loss last season was April 1.

    They just got blown out at home by Spurs on opening night after adding KD.

    LOL

  • sport

    Not Nets but Lin will attack IT every chance he gets. IT thinks he’s better than Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    I am not worry bc I think tomorrow we will see a better game plan vs Celtics.

  • sport

    Loss players and need time to mesh. Spurs main players all played together for many years even Aldridge have an extra year with Spurs and can finally be free to do his thing with Duncan retired. Hopefully GSW won’t need to pull a Heat and win next season. They need more PnR, too many Iso after adding KD. I also haven’t seen much PnR with KD either. Not sure what they’ve been doing during off season.

  • sport

    Lopez and Booker can screen for him but KA needs to allow PnR to be the main offense and not motion offense.

  • Click Click

    Spurs lost Tim Duncan. That’s a big deal. Warriors lost Bogut and gained another MVP player. It’s not even comparable.

  • Vincent

    i know lol but it would be cool because thats my team haha

  • zxcvb

    I think he’ll need to in order to win. Celtics play great defense and no one but Jeremy is looking too sharp right now. I hope Kenny was playing possum and they’ll run a ton of PnR as a “surprise” strategy.

  • sport

    Timmy was already on minutes limitation for years. His leave just allowed Aldridge to be himself again. With TIm Duncan there, Aldridge passed too much since he didn’t want to step on any toes. His retirement also allowed Kawhi to finally step up and be the man of the team.

  • zxcvb

    I figured it would take time for them to gel, but losing by 29?! That’s pretty distressing.

    Ring or no ring, I don’t know why they were so eager to get Durant. They have more than enough elite offensive starters. They should have filled out their bench, planned for the future.

  • zxcvb

    I hope Jeremy and his teammates gain some inspiration from the Warriors loss — anything can happen, especially early in the season. Play smart, play hard and get Lin the damn ball!

    It’s not imperative to win tomorrow, but a close game and a Linsanity performance would be a HUGE boost for the Nets.

  • Click Click

    Yup. If they upgraded their bench, they’d be unstoppable this year. They were almost unstoppable last year and that was without KD.

    Now, they have an unstoppable offense with their starting lineup, but their defense is bad and their bench is awful. Their center is also a liability.

  • sport

    They’ve been losing most of their pre-season games which is depressing for the team. Losing their opener would just make the team lose even more confidence.

  • sport

    Time for Kerr to prove he’s a great coach by making this work. Pretty sure there’s a lot of pressure for them to win by adding KD. Going to be interesting.

  • spiderman

    lol

  • zxcvb

    They lost Bogut AND Ezeli. That’s a lot of defense. And Iggy and Livingston, god love ’em, are getting up there in age.

    As for the Spurs, I see Parker as their one major weakness — they should have upgraded at PG. Simmons had a career game to make up for TP tonight, but that’s a problem going forward

  • Ace Pagoda

    To get the W JLin will need to make his teammates a whole lot better than they are.

  • zxcvb

    It’s the Celtics on the road…no shame in losing that one. But the next games against the Pacers, Bucks, even Miami are a much different story. Those are very winnable.

  • Click Click

    Spurs / Pop didn’t want an upgrade or a traditional PG to replace or supplement Tony Parker. They’re giving the ball to Kawhi most of the time anyways, letting him be the point forward. Manu came back and they still have Patty Mills. There’s really no room for another PG / playmaker / ballhandler.

  • Rick James

    yep, he needs material for shaqtin a fool. Best to go straight to the source 😉

  • Click Click

    I personally believe Pacers are a better team than Celtics this year. The first 2 Nets games are going to be very difficult to win, but I’m hoping they at least stay close and competitive. Obviously I want them to win them all, especially against Pacers, since I’m going to that game, but I also realize that Nets will have to play amazing basketball to win these 2 games.

  • zxcvb

    I saw Pop encouraging Kawhi, but he did not look good as a point-forward tonight. Luckily, the motion offense shares the playmaking responsibility and the Spurs guys can still run that beautifully.

    They can’t count on Simmons scoring 15p in the first half every night. At some point, they need a PG who can attack and prevent scoring droughts. In the 1Q, they went 4m w/o a FG!

  • Click Click

    Again, Kawhi is that guy to attack the rim if that’s what Pop wants. Tony Parker showed that he could still drive tonight as well.

  • Rick James

    Something I will miss about the hornets are the announcers. Dell Curry, Eric Collins and the beautiful but annoying Stephanie Ready. The nets announcers don’t seem to have the same charisma or personality…damn shame imo.

  • spiderman

    lol

  • grover chang

    They were the best since the Knicks.

  • Rick James

    yes…Isaiah Thomas, the Knick announcer was also really awesome. I think hes a big time lin fan as well lol

  • grover chang

    You forgot no rebounding as well.

  • zxcvb

    I don’t really like the Pacers. They’re not strong in any one area, IMO. Not much shooting, not much size, not much rim protection, not much rebounding, not much speed/penetration. George is great, a true two-way player, but he’s not a go-to scorer. AND they lost a great coach in Vogel.

    For Boston the X-factor is always Brad Stevens. He’s such a great coach and always gets his guys ready on defense. Even when Lin torches them, Stevens will make sure to shut other guys down.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m so happy the Knicks got blown out..Knicks fan are quite arrogant given the fact their team haven’t much for a while.

  • zxcvb

    Would be better to get a PG to attack the rim on ISOs…get Curry in foul trouble and make him work.

    Pop is just too damn loyal to his guys. Luckily, he’s the best coach in the game, so usually it doesn’t matter. But Parker is a lot more spent than Duncan is.

  • CJSHYY

    Me too. lol!

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    knicks fans make jokes about knicks fans overreacting to “just one game”. but from what i’ve seen throughout the years, these fans make the same joke every single year even half way through the season and every year they’re bottom feeders

  • Click Click

    Kellerman picks the Knicks as the worst franchise in sports

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=17883577

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    gonna miss Eric Collins, he’s gotta be my favorite announcer, second to only Walt Frazier

  • Vincent

    stupid tho, their achilles heel was interior defense. they got bullied by okc and cleveland inside, then they decide to get rid of one of the best centers in the league and get rid of ezeli..

  • Vincent

    the craziest thing about tonights game is that gasol was a complete non factor.. in fact he did way more harm than good on the court i believe he finished with a -13 and the spurs still won by 29!

  • stam

    Not sure if this was posted – http://www.netsdaily.com/2016/10/26/13401108/nets-preseason-games-player-stats
    An article on player stats for the Nets preseason by 22NN4. Positive article on Lin’s stats and his impact on the team.

  • psalm234

    new game thread for the historic Game 1 for Coach KA and JLin as the franchise leader.
    Let’s go, JLin! Let’s go, Nets!

    http://www.jlinportal.com/game1-bkn-nets-vs-bos-celtics-nothing-to-lose/
    KEY OF THE GAME: If the bench can compete for 18 min and play defense, it would give the Nets starters enough energy to steal the game in 30 min (No OT, please).
    https://twitter.com/JLinPortal/status/791174198676692992
    http://i0.wp.com/www.jlinportal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lin_LINE_LetsGo.jpg?resize=131%2C126

  • psalm234

    lol .. that’s Linvoluntary couch-sleeping.
    Doesn’t really count , haha..

  • Steppen03

    It’s too early to count the Pacers out (same saying goes for the Nets, don’t you think…). I’m high on them as well – could be #3-#6 seed. Also, the Wizards will surprise – above #8-#10 seed where most people see them.

  • Steppen03

    Again, it’s just One game. The GS will not repeat their mistakes twice. With KD, the team IS really good even without Bogut, Ezeli, … Are we turning the other way after ONE game ??? Look at Clippers Vs this same team. That’s not a fluke. But that’s not realistic either – GS winning by 40pts