Which NBA Team Offers the Best Chance to Realize Jeremy Lin’s Goal?

After a flurry of Head Coach hiring in the NBA, 11 teams found 4 new first-time Head Coaches (Kenny Atkinson, Luke Walton, David Fizdale, Earl Watson). With familiar names tied to Jeremy Lin such as Kenny Atkinson and Mike D’Antoni, Lin fans will speculate which team and Head Coach will be Jeremy Lin’s best choice as he enters the Free Agency in the summer of 2016.

Jeremy Lin Free Agency Goals

In order to do so, it is best to understand Jeremy Lin’s goals. On May 5 2016, he posted a Facebook message that stated his goals in the Free Agency:

This past year was a step in the right direction, but I know there’s another level I can get to. So as I approach the off-season, I will keep working on my game. Next year my jumper will be way better. I will come back a much better player. I want to keep having fun on the court (like I did this past year). For free agency, I will seek out every opportunity that gives me the greatest chance to be the best player I can be. I believe I’m just getting started. I have more to give and more to accomplish.

With a goofy expression and a basketball Net strategically placed in the background, some fans speculated if he has a tongue-in-cheek message for his fans that he might consider Brooklyn Nets who just named Kenny Atkinson on April 17. Kenny helped him to create 2012 Linsanity in NY as an assistant coach (Jeremy Lin on Kenny Atkinson: “I know how much he was there for me”)

It remains to be unknown if Lin playfully hinted at the Nets but what is obvious is his Free Agency goals:

1.The Hornets season was a step in the right direction but he wants to go to another level

2. He will seek out every opportunity that will give him the greatest chance to be the best player that he can be.

It is not a secret that Jeremy Lin wanted to start as as he consistently commented throughout the season. His honest comment during playoff about the limitations of being a bench player to make an immediate impact; otherwise he wouldn’t get a lot of playing time is understandable. His strong starters stats in 13 games (17pts/4rebs/4.8asts with 0.580 TS% similar to 4 stars) also backed up the assertion that he can go to another level being a full-time starter.

And as far as his goal to seek the greatest chance to be the best player that he can be, his fans can understand he will try to find not only a starting Point Guard role but also allow him to be a ball-dominant guard to orchestrate the offense. What Kenny Atkinson said about the importance of PG role like a quarterback in the NFL certainly raises the chance that JLin will consider the Brooklyn Nets Point Guard position. At the same time, this might lower the chance for a defensive PG role next to James Harden as the ball-dominant SG in the Houston Rockets although Mike D’Antoni is the new head coach. Or backup PG role in the Charlotte Hornets or San Antonio Spurs despite the great team chemistry.

Which NBA teams do you think offer the best chance to realize Jeremy Lin’s goals (go to another level & greatest chance to be the best player he can be)?

You may vote on JLinPortal site poll or Twitter Poll

Which NBA teams do you think offer the best chance to realize Jeremy Lin's goals (go to another level & greatest chance to be the best player he can be)? (choose up to 2 answers)

  • Brent Yen

    Which? lol

  • Brent Yen

    Here goes the chance to hit 3000 comments.

  • psalm234

    hehe .. sorry didn’t see it
    I’d have waited for a few more hours

    remember the old days of counting from 1K to 10K lol

  • Gin-san

    I am on the Nets hype train that isn’t gonna stop for a while!! Spurs can also be a great destination imo, they are a great organization and specifically trained for championship.

  • Brent Yen

    As a fan from outside looking in, NETs probably is the #1 choice. But tbh, given how Lin has progressed over those yrs. I think he will be fine on many teams…He made the right decision about Charlotte imo, so I am sure he will make a choice that is best for him this time too.

  • sws94

    Pelicans. It’s in the choices so I’ll go with them. Then possibly Mavericks as 2nd choice but not sure since Lin rejected them last season.

  • swijaya

    Hoping he will start (again).

    It is just painful awaiting the minutes for Lin to start, not to mention if he will close.

  • Spot

    Nets and Dallas. I’d go with the Nets.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I picked Jeff Hornacek because he really like point-guards and is known to play a 2 point-guard system….His brand of Basketball is as close at D’Antoni.

    Why I didn’t pick Atkinson?…Because we really do not know yet how Atkinson wants to play…The fact that he plans on keeping Thad Young who doesn’t not stretch the floor, tells me he may not be interested in playing the “spread out and pace” system since Young is not really a 3point shooter at the PF position.

    Why I didn’t pick D’Antoni…Because D’antoni will be forced to play Harden as his PG and Lin will be relegated at the corner or worst, coming off the bench.

    Why I didn’t pick Popovich…Because Lin would have to be perfect to gain his respect and he’s less likely to give Lin the patience…Also, it is unlikely Pop would let Lin start ahead of Parker or Mills right away.

    So in my opinion, Hornacek is the best option out there, granted, that can only happen if Melo and Lin patches their issue before Lin signs.

    Knicks is a much better fit as for players and gives him the best chance to win right away…Lin gets to play point-guard as a starter and he’s allow to run a system that fits him with a streth-4 like Portzingis who doesn’t crowd the lane like Thad Young in Brooklyn.

  • Spot

    MDA could be the choice if he wants to win the title soon.

    Problem is James Harden. And I think Harden wants to be the Curry in Houston.

  • fungch1218

    Thad Young did play stretch4 when the team asked him to do so.
    In 2013-14, his 3PA is 3.7 with 30.8%
    In 2014-15, his 3PT% in BKN is 38%, 3PA 1.8.
    Playing with the good PG and offense system can help.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I feel the need to correct the record. JLin chose the Hornets last season for 1 reason and 1 reason only: Coach Clifford convinced Jeremy that the Hornets offered him the best opportunity. Cliff promised all of the following:

    heavy minutes, lots of PnRs, the opportunity to play through mistakes, up-tempo offense, play as both PG and SG, a chance to start if he played well, great fit, empowered to play his style, a coach to understands and believes in him, etc.

    Jeremy was very enthusiastic about joining his new team until the preseason ended and he suddenly realized that none of the promises would be kept.

    You can argue that the season turned out ok in the end but there is no denying that Lin chose the Hornets simply because he naively believed Cliff’s false promises. I think Lin will make the right decision this FA partly because he learned a hard lesson not to be so trusting of empty promises going forward.

    Pasted below are JLin’s own words from a Facebook post and interview that took place sometime between signing with the Hornets and the start of the season. It is perfectly clear that Lin had very high expectations from his conversations with Cliff but all his hopes came crashing down when MKG got injured but PJ got to start instead of Lin.

    Greg Lau Will you be backing up Kemba or doing more shooting guard? Hornets could use both I think.

    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!

    Hendra Wijaya Why Hornets????

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

    Sin Fu COME BACK TO MAVS!!!!!!

    Jeremy Lin 林書豪 Gotta go where they want me! Charlotte and Coach Clifford made it clear they really wanted and believed in me.

    Michael Zhu care to share your thought process on joining the hornets? i personally felt like you would have a bigger role on the mavs and possibly become the starting PG …whereas on the hornets, you’ll be playing behind kemba and be in a seemingly lesser role.

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

    English translation (provided by @kittyhead, minor edits by @realdsb):

    QQ Sports: Now the question the fans in China want to know is why you chose the Hornets among those teams?

    Lin: I think the most important reason is Coach Clifford likes me a lot. He has been thinking for a long time how he will use me, and their system in the new season is one reason included. They will play faster and more PNRs. The most important reason is the coach wants me and likes me. Second, I really don’t have too many options. I know many fans, including myself, thought I would go to the Mavs, but they did not have much interest in me at the end. Actually I had been very familiar with Coach Silas since the 1st year of the Warriors stint, and now he is the assistant coach on the Hornets. Before I made the decision, I asked him a lot of different questions.

    QQ Sports: The Mavs decided to re-sign JJ Barea at that time. Did that have a lot to do with your giving up on the Mavs?

    Lin: Yes, the Mavs also had the chance to sign me. That was not to say they had no interest in me. They were interested too, but then my matter and DeAndre Jordan’s clashed. They put all their energy in which team DeAndre would choose for the next season. Thus they didn’t show as much interest as the Hornets in me and re-signed JJ Barea later.

    QQ Sports: Did Coach Clifford ever say anything to let you feel the Hornets is your team or how you could help them?

    Lin: First, the coach knows basketball very well, and he also likes the way I play. After the end of the last season, Clifford had already told everyone he wanted two players, one is me and I can’t tell you who the other one is because they didn’t get him. He likes me a lot and watched many clips of me. He knows clearly how I like to play. He and I talked for 2 or 3 times on the phone, about 2 or 3 hours total… He really likes me a lot, so I appreciate it so much and I feel this is a great choice.

    QQ Sports: You also mentioned you had a long talk with Clifford. Did he talk with you about whether you will start or come off the bench because Kemba plays at the starting 1, and things like you will be at 1 or 2? Are there definitive answers to those questions already?

    Lin: He said if I was asking him now, then I would come off the bench, But he emphasized if I play well and the team needs me to start, then he wouldn’t limit me to a bench player. The coach also said he will let me play with Kemba for a long time and even if I don’t play well in Charlotte, he will give me a lot of room to play with mistakes.

    QQ Sports: Actually you could play at 1 and 2. You could play at 2 off the ball with Kemba and play at 1 while Kemba sits. Fans all know you are good at playing PNRs with the inside men. Now the Hornets have many big guys who could play PNRs. Does this help you make the decision?

    Lin: When the coach said we will play more PNRs next season, I asked him why they didn’t play much last season. He told me to look at the players they got this year. Most of them are good at shooting 3s. When the shooting is great, that will create a lot of space, leading to more PNRs. The Hornets said they need 2 players who are great at PNRs, one is Kemba and I can play PNRs with him when we are on court together.

    QQ Sports: Recently there’s news saying you thought Lakers and Rockets aren’t suitable for you. Then why do you think you will fit better on the Hornets than the two?

    Lin: I think the Rockets system is suitable for me but they have Harden. Although he plays at 2, he handles the ball for most time and I just go find the corner, hoping he would pass me the ball to shoot 3s. I had improvement here but that’s not the way I want to play. The Lakers system isn’t fast. But I feel it’s more important that coaches have to like me and know how to use me. Then by talking on the phone, I think Coach Clifford really understands me, and he will play faster and many PNRs.

  • Jlin fan from San Jose CA

    atkinson is really unproven so its difficult to see how he performs as a Head coach. Hornacek is proven and with Porzingas i give NY knicks a slightly better spot for Lin than the Nets.. Dolan to me isn’t an issue and Melo no longer runs the Knicks like he did in 2012…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    He’s not a 3point shooter..I’ve seen Thad play..He’s more comfortable inside than outside and this is why he didn’t shoot the 3ball much last year.

    Maybe they didn’t ask him to play like a stretch-4 because this is not his game…With Lopez being such a low-post presence, you’d think it would make perfect sense for Thad to stretch the floor a bit so to allow room for Lopez to do his thing in nthe low post.

    It is clear that you can do much better than Thad if you want to spread the floor.

  • PPP

    knicks fans, bring out your #17 jersey and welcom Lin back.

    Haha.

  • Linzen
  • 7Jeremiah17

    When choosing a coach, Lin doesn’t have the luxury of picking the one who is most proven. He has to pick the one he trusts the most to treat him fairly. For example, Lin would obviously choose D’Antoni over coaches with better reputations. If Lin has a trusting relationship with Atkinson, that will weigh much more heavily than Hornacek’s greater experience imo.

  • real-dsb

    I remember the QQ interview, but I didn’t remember this exact phrase: “he emphasized if I play well and the team needs me to start, then he wouldn’t limit me to a bench player.”

    Well, technically, he did start 13 games, but starting Hairston over Lin was ridiculous.

  • real-dsb

    Neither Beverley nor Harden have ability to be the Nash-style PG.

  • real-dsb

    you have no one to blame but yourself. Should have posted more earlier in the previous thread! 😉

  • psalm234

    I think most Lin fans like the Nets more than the Knicks and Rockets because of the absence of negative factors in the past.

    From the outside looking in, there’s still too much politics going on with the Knicks (Phil Jackson absence+rumor to go to Lakers) and most importantly, the unknown factor of how much Hornacek and Jackson believe in Lin, what Dolan and Melo could do to minimize Lin’s role, etc.

    Unless we see some positives from Dolan and Melo in recruiting Lin, we can only accept that they still don’t like Lin due to the ‘ridiculous contract’ and ‘feeling betrayed’ with Lin taking HOU offer in 2012

    I fully trust JLin will go through a similar process in 2015 to see which coach will believe in him and need him to succeed.
    In 2015, Clifford was the best option but so far Kenny Atkinson with the Nets could be the best coach who needs him to succeed.

    The main problem is we are not privileged to hear which coaches/teams will try their hardest to lobby Lin to come.
    We thought Mavs was the contender in 2015 but now we know Lin wasn’t their high priority.
    In 2016, it could be the Nets or a completely different team who manages to convince Lin that he’ll have a major role.

  • fungch1218

    Season 2015-16 is different because their guard could’t score. That didn’t work.

  • CJSHYY

    It’s so obviously Rox wants Lin back that’s why they hired MDA. But I really don’t want Lin go back to Rox again even HC is MDA.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Also trading for CLee to start at SG over Lin instead of getting a better PnR big.

    The part about “getting the most minutes from the Hornets” also convinces me that Lin had much higher expectations than what his actual role and minutes turned out to be.

  • adele

    To me It should be the nets. Atkinson is with Lin during Linsanity. He believes in Lin. Hornacek did not have any previous experience with Lin. And I don’t trust Carmelo and Dolan with the previous sabotage during the game. I don’t want to hate the team Lin is in anymore. Team work should be the teams main agenda not just being with a prima Dona team mate like Carmelo. Once Lin will become popular, carmelo will hate Lin. I don’t want that kind of episode again in Lins basketball life. I hope and pray that Lin will get a fresh start. And be with team mates who buys into his game including the coach. No prima Dona, no drama, no hidden agenda, no politics.

  • fungch1218

  • real-dsb

    Nets because they have coach that truly believes in Lin. Clifford wasn’t a hater like McHale and Scott, but definitely not a true believer in Lin. (LAL in 2014-15 would have been okay for Lin if D’Antoni were the coach. But with Byron Scott… no more needed to be said.)

    Not Houston unless both Harden and Morey are gone. Neither of them want Lin there, and they are the top 2 people who run the team currently. I’d rather Lin re-sign with CHA (for more money) than go to HOU.

    But knowing Lin’s history, it probably won’t the team that seems like the most favorable, and he’ll end up on some random team out of nowhere like MIN.

  • Acbc

    I’m also voting for the Nets now. As much I like MDA, the toxic hellhole in Roxland with toxic fans, GM and Harden will make that place Chernobyl wasteland for a while yet.

    Lin will have to play in a hazmat suit in Houston..

  • adele

    True

  • Charlie Sun

    What are the odds Houston ships Harden? That’s the only way JLin would be able to go back to Houston.

  • fungch1218
  • Linzen

    I don’t want Lin back to Rox as well. But, it is nice to know that all teams that want to run high pace system need a PG like Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe they will…. it’s really weird that Harden didn’t have any comment on coach selection? Plus he’s so unpopular among his teammates & media. You know he’s not like Kobe at least got 5 rings for the team….

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    forget it. Lin isn’t going back to that racist town even if MDA is there. plus, he’d look like a fool for the third time returning to houston. harden doesn’t play a lick of defense. bev may even start ahead of Lin. i wouldn’t take any chances

  • CJSHYY

    That’s true.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Zero

  • Charlie Sun

    Do you think the Rockets wanted MDA more than MDA wanted the Rockets? Because I don’t see how the Rockets can run his system.

  • Linzen

    That’s the truth. 🙂
    And, it is funny how Lin’s name was left out when it talks about all those PG’s what fell running MDA’s system.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i think Les really wants to bring Lin back. but Lin isn’t going back to that racist town. MDA must be very desperate to take the Rox job

  • Briiick

    Next season is his virtual contract season because of the team option. So there is a good chance that he plays worse than Kobe under MDA and gets traded next season.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    doesn’t matter if you’re proven or not. a lot of coaches have been proven losers and still get hired.. like Byron Scott. for Lin, all that matters is if the coach is fair and have a brain unlike Lin’s previous coaches

  • Linzen

    I don’t see how they can run his system either.
    Harden will run the ball in half court in 2 seconds… but then dribble… and dribble… and dribble for the next 20 seconds… hahaha

  • cdblue10

    The way I see it…Lin will choose between Chicago and Memphis if Nets will not pounced on him.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Memphis is not on the list. But that’s ok. Last year there were like 24 teams on the list and the Hornets were NOT included.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i really like Chicago and believe they’re gonna trade Rose. i also think there’s a chance Lin goes back home to GSW. they’re probably not gonna match offers for Barnes and i don’t think he’s all that good

  • Briiick

    Kenny is doing his HC for the first time, I feel that he needs Lin as much as Lin needs him, if not more.

  • cdblue10

    Even if they don’t trade Rose it’s still a good 3 guards rotation for Lin,him and Butler and this team fit his game so well.

  • cdblue10

    Everything will boil down in how they really want Lin as a PG.Common sense tells us that Nets is the best option for him and for the Nets but the million dollar question is, are they willing to lay their cards on him?

  • cdblue10

    If Conley leaves then the best PG option for them would be JLIN.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Hopefully the Nets will pounce on him 🙂

  • I am The Jason

    There are a lot of options out there. My 1st pick would be Brooklyn hands down. I can see Knicks as another choice. Melo is bent on staying in NY and it seems the losing has humble him. Lin coming back would definitely spark the garden. I don’t see Houston as a destination because of Harden and Morey. MDA being there is not enough to sway me. If there are back up options, I rather Lin stay in Charlotte.

  • cdblue10

    Lin will beg for minutes next season if he will go back to Charlotte,I hope he won’t do that.Knicks is not a bad option since that his home only casted away by his adopted father and evil brother although reconciliation is not a bad idea at all!

  • alain gervais

    My answer is idk. just looking at the teams with no prior knowledge Rox and Knicks are the best options. Adding the history the rox drop down. Knicks have some issues that must be addressed. Rox are my dark horse. Knicks vs nets it is. Unproven coach verses melo factor. chicago and milwakee are rounding out the top 5. Idk where rox stand. Dantoni and Knicks may decide. Nets only won 2 games. Lin in his prime idk how long he can wait for a good team to develop. Lopez reminds me a lot of Al. While it can work it isn’t ideal

  • 7Jeremiah17

    If Lin brings Linsanity back to NY via the Nets and wipes the floor with Dolan/Melo’s Knicks in the process, that will be uniquely satisfying.

  • cdblue10

    If Melo wants a make over on his career…the only thing that he needs to do is recruit Lin, and Knicks will be in the lime light again.Lin,Melo and Porzinga will be a line up to reckon with in the East.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    The real problem with Big Al was that he was old, slow and soft, so he couldn’t play D or get rebounds etc. But on O, Lin was able to work with him: some PnRs, giveNgoes, kick outs for 3s. Lin should be able to play well with Lopez. It’s so much better to choose a team where the “star” is a 5 or 4 like Lopez and not a 1:Kemba 2: Kobe, Harden or 3:Melo.

  • takeme2cruz

    Media telling former player, current NBA head coach to learn?

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Good to express what we want and need but……… No matter what we AREN’T JLIN. JLin knows what he’s doing.

    Counting:
    34 days to FA
    13 days to Taiwan

    Can’t wait to see/hear what JLin thinks about past and coming seasons…… That’s my height time to follow JLin anytime!!!!!!!!

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Just like Lin, MDA don’t get no respect.

  • Linzen

    Why not? Fans and media think we all know better. 😁😉

  • Linzen

    That’s a big if. But if that happens, it’d be just awesome.

  • real-dsb

    I highly doubt Rockets was on MDA’s wish list, but I think it was his only option for head coach. He didn’t want to wait for Bret Brown to get fired.

  • real-dsb

    close to 0.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agreed….We have no idea what style of basketball Atkinson will favor, so I don’t think we can really say for a fact that he’s the best fit for Lin.

    For all we know, no one really knows whether he’d prefer Lin instead of trading for Teague or going all-out for either Rando or Conley.

    If the Nets tries very hard to lure Conley/Rondo, that may means he’s not that high on Jeremy.

  • alain gervais

    agreed

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    where did you get Pelican as suitor for Lin?….Pelican has Jrue Holiday who is very good player, although he’s been injury prone….Have always liked his game.

  • real-dsb
  • 7Jeremiah17

    If you still didn’t believe the MDA to Rox hire was final:

    https://twitter.com/RealGM/status/736324144648724481

  • heart

    “The Rockets are Mike D’Antoni’s last shot at NBA success. But they might be his best yet.” by Tim Bontemps May 27, 2016
    @2:42pm, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2016/05/27/the-rockets-are-mike-dantonis-last-shot-at-nba-success-but-they-might-be-his-best-yet/?tid=sm_tw_ps
    Excerpt on Harden: “He may nominally be a shooting guard, but for D’Antoni he will undoubtedly serve as the team’s primary ballhandler and should put up spectacular numbers in the pace-and-space system.”…”In many ways, Harden and D’Antoni need each other.”
    Excerpt on Howard: “What D’Antoni’s hire also guarantees is that Howard will not be returning to Houston — not that anyone expected him to, anyway.”

  • Lin Dunn

    Nets is winning.

  • Lin Dunn

    Actually my first choice is Nets, Memphis is second. Since there is no Memphis, I chose Spurs as second.

  • Lin Dunn

    Nets has nothing for Atlanta to trade J. Teague. If they want to spend the max money, they can go for Rondo or Conley.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin/Melo/Zingis could be a great trio and could possibly rival Kyrie/Lebron/Love….

    Of course, Melo would have to be totally on board…and I also agree, he would have to be the one to court Lin during free agency…Melo and Lin would have to be on board.

    Melo has always denied the rumors that he was jealous of Lin and went out of his way to point out he’s not jealous of Porzingis sucess….Courting Lin to come back would at least show that he’s matured and only care about winning

    Melo also seeked-out Lin after the Hornet-Knicks first game and they embraced..That was the game where Lin scored 26 point.

    My guess is Knicks will still go after guys like Teague, Conley and Rondo first and if they can’t get neither, they will probably consider chasing Lin.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Bulls would be a good fit but Lin would be coming off the bench with Rose/Butler starting…Although Lin would see much more minutes as a Bulls than as hornets.

    Also, we could also a line-up that consist of Rose/Lin/Butler…Butler being able to play the 3 makes it possible…Also, Lin/Rose are both 6’3 and taller than the Kemba/Lin small ball line-up.

  • DaBoss

    Only problem is, Harden is no Steph Curry lol

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    let’s get this straight once and for all. Lin is NOT going back to the Rockets, Lakers, or Knicks. these are teams that did him wrong. have we forgotten? unless they offer him the MAX, he ain’t returning. end of story

  • sws94

    Would love to see Lin play with AD. When I watch the Pelicans, I feel Lin could help them. I don’t think they are a suitor for Lin. But that team is on the list.

  • sws94

    In your opinion.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    nah, Rose is just as bad defensively as Harden. and he’s just a notch better than Kemba in terms of sharing the ball. i would hate for Lin to have to share the backcourt with that guy

  • sws94

    Playoffs: Bad call on Biyombo. It was an unintentional offensive foul, not a flagrant.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    opinions that has a 99.999% probability of being correct is worth stating

  • John Focker

    Just learned that both Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson are associated with the CAA, the same CAA with whom Lin refused to sign, and whose marquee players sought to school Lin on a regular basis (Melo, Wade, LeBron, etc.). Arguably, CAA even played a key role in driving Lin out of New York in 2012.

    Not saying Lin to Nets won’t happen, but for me personally, finding out about this casts a shadow on the likelihood of Lin returning to New York.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    welp that’s certainly bad news. Lin is Bulls then

  • Jamie

    Absolutely disgusting officiating by the refs
    That’s why the NBA will never be as popular as the MLB or NFL, not even close
    even the NHL is better than this joke of a league

  • Rick Johnson

    Jennifer Pankowski ‎@JenniferL1988
    Carmelo Anthony is at the Mets game tonight and is getting booed like crazy
    4:43 PM – 27 May 2016
    https://twitter.com/JenniferL1988/status/736342038866726913

  • sws94

    NHL refs control the game better.

  • Jamie

    no star calls either
    the NBA is a disgrace

  • adele

    I’m here at the mets game right now. Yes I saw Carmelo.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    So you were the one booing him!

  • adele

    Lol😉

  • CJSHYY

    Why Mets fans booed Melo?

  • lleepar

    That troubles me. Yes, CAA was very close to both Melo and Dolan during the Linsanity time. Besides being Melo’s agents, they had the contract for managing events at MSG — and had Dolan’s ear when they believed Lin was a threat to their client Melo. Lin’s popularity threatened more than Melo’s ego. CAA had a large financial stake in representing Melo and his “brand”. That was Linsanity’s main threat. I don’t know how CAA would view JLin today. Their job is to maximize their clients’ profits (and their own). I don’t know CAA’s relationship with the Nets owner, but you’d think they’d want to the Nets’ GM and Head Coach to succeed.

  • adele

    I’m not sure why. They don’t like him🤔

  • PPP

    they want linsanity back,haha

  • PPP

    that reminds me of Lin elbowed Cousins at the mouth, an offensive foul on Lin back then.

  • zxcvb

    Okay, that’s hilarious. How can Lin NOT go back to New York?

    Only this time it’s Brooklyn…

  • real-dsb

    Doh

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I think so.

  • zxcvb

    No, CAA only cared about Lin because he was a fellow teammate hurting Melo’s popularity.

    Lin can only HELP Atkinson and Marks (with Linsanity games and his global appeal), so CAA will be THRILLED to boost their profile, which is low in NBA purgatory Brooklyn.

    CAA just wants money. Melo was a client whose value was hurt by Lin. Atkinson and Marks can only be helped by Lin. Not to mention they’re not even players who have huge $$$ appeal.

  • kauaiblue

    Well deserved…

  • kauaiblue

    Cavs v. Raptors got to be the most boring finals… NBA has a bad product…

  • lleepar

    CAA may have figured out that Melo isn’t as much of a cash-cow for them any more. So yes, CAA may be thrilled to see their clients in the Nets front office succeed.

    What I don’t know is what CAA’s relationship still is with Dolan and MSG — and whether CAA is still handling the entertainment events at MSG. If so, that’s still got to generate a fair amount of revenue for them. For Dolan, the prospect of Jeremy Lin recreating Linsanity across the river has got to be a nightmare. The last think he wants is a competing venue next door.

    I don’t know how CAA would react if Dolan got heavy-handed and told them he didn’t want Jeremy Lin working in his neighborhood, and would CAA please influence their clients in that direction.

  • zxcvb

    No such thing as bad publicity. As long as Lin isn’t taking the ball out of Melo’s hands (i.e. by playing on the same team), CAA doesn’t care. Melo/Lin, Knicks/Nets feud is $$$ gold! No one cares about the Knicks or Melo right now.

    Beside, they can’t stop any deal anyway. It’s Prokhorov with the power over the Nets. And like I said, Marks and Atkinson aren’t going to ruin their careers to help Dolan and Melo.

  • sport

    Lowry putting on a show to keep the Raptors close. Lets go beat the Cavs and make it a 7 game series!

  • sport

    Wow Lawry channeling some Steph Curry out there!

  • adele

    Yes. It’s just business 💵

  • zxcvb

    And Melo gets booed at Mets games now! Ship has sailed on that loser.

    BrookLin-sanity would be EPIC business for Prokhorov, Atkinson and Marks.

  • Rick Johnson

    If Lin goes to Brooklyn and has a breakout year they are going to be hating on Melo even more. LOL

  • zxcvb

    Christmas Day Knicks/Nets game would be incredible.

  • sport

    It’s getting exciting now cause Lowry’s making some tough shots and bringing the team close!

  • sport

    Yes 10 point game lets go Raptors lets Go!!

  • lleepar

    The point about CAA’s involvement just shows we can’t be certain what is working for — or against — JLin’s interest in various scenarios. There’s a lot of different forces behind the scenes.

    In fact, I can put forward a counter-argument where CAA might strongly advise their client Melo that it would be in his best interests (financial and otherwise) to lobby to have Jeremy Lin be his partner along with Porzingis to lead a Knicks renaissance. If CAA thought JLin was damaging their client’s brand while they were teammates, I think they’ve learned that the aftermath of Lin’s parting with the Knicks may have damaged Melo even more. He’s still getting blamed for killing the one shining moment of joy the Knicks have had for a long time.

    Am I going to press for this counter-intuitive argument? No. I think it’s unlikely. However, it is plausible.

  • kauaiblue

    That’s true, but overall, it’s a boring series… the “stars” are idiots and referring is atrocious… it’s just a show, not competition…

  • lleepar

    That’s the kind of chances I want JLin to have on a new team. If his shots aren’t falling right at first, I want him to have a coach that will give him the time to get in rhythm and turn the game around.

  • adele

    Electric!

  • sws94

    Hmmm. Now I’m wondering about Lin with Cleveland. Dellavadova may not be there next season, they may want to have Lin.

  • sport

    What is it with you and Lin with bench roles and low minutes? With their Big 3, Lin won’t see the light of day there nor will they want him. Lin can and wants to lead his own team and the only chance is Nets with Kenny Atkinson.

  • Briiick

    Game over already, Lowry has had his best stats in the final series with a blowout lose.

  • kauaiblue

    this sws person is a troll… sorry mods, but i have to say it…

  • sport

    Yea Lowry were making big shots but the other teammates weren’t really contributing just iso plays.

  • kauaiblue

    it’s boring, right? isos and no charisma at all… not smart, no heart, just image and money…

  • adele

    Dreaming of that to happen.

  • sport

    Not much competition, it was exciting when they go the lead down to 10. Lowry is another shooting PG and Raptors don’t really have any set plays just 1 screen and iso plays.

  • John Focker

    Hard earned! LOL

  • kauaiblue

    lol! that guy gets paid 100 million dollars?? smh

  • sws94

    I said they would want him. Not that he should be there. If you don’t like my posts, don’t respond. Collapse them.

  • sport

    Yup! Most Raptors didn’t really have a fighting spirit even when the game was down 10. Instead it was just “here’s the ball go take an iso shot” no multiple screens or moving bodies. Everyone was just standing and passing the ball that’s not going to draw any defenders out to get teammates open!

  • sws94

    I’m no troll and you are WAY out of line to say that and it is against the rules. Don’t like my posts, don’t read them. I’m not interested in engaging with judgmental, close-minded posters like you.

  • adele

    Actually, Lin in the nets is good for business both the Knicks and the nets. I can just imagine Linsanity in Brooklyn and ny fans divided. Going to be an exciting ride if it happens. I’ll be watching a lot of home games if ever!

  • sport

    “Now I’m wondering about Lin with Cleveland” is not too different from recommending Lin to go there. When every post you make is about downgrading Lin only as bench player that annoys people. No genuine fan would even consider bench roles especially with his options this off season. Even going back to Rockets as starting PG with MDA would be better than joining Cavs and bench player who have egotistic guys like Lebron and Irving.

  • sws94

    Stop it. Ignore it and move on. I’m really not interested in dealing with you. Just stop now.

    And i’m just as annoyed by some of you and your close-minded, see-thing-like-we-do attitudes. Im not you, I have my own opinions Don’t like them, don’t respond to them.

  • Hope Yang

    How about Bulls? Derrick Rose get traded to pacers or kings

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    now there’s a thought!

  • sport

    LOL did you even read the recent article about Noah saying Bulls FO can’t get their act together and make the team competitive and that’s why he’s leaving. Bulls have loads of die hard Rose fans who won’t accept a new star player easily let alone an Asian player like Lin, it’s Chicago! Also their FO really have no clue how to create a Championship team they pretty much need to rebuild by now!

  • sport

    How is it close minded to have hope for Lin to be Starting PG with his own team and seeing the glass half full rather than half empty? Pretty sure you’re the closed minded one with all this negativity. More than once Lin have said what his goals are in the NBA and that he would like to start. He would never achieve them settling for bench roles. Unfortunately, this is a discussion platform if you post something there will be replies.

  • Rick Johnson

    Possible but seems like some drama going on with the front office and many players not happy. But Rose could be traded in the last year of his contract if they feel as though they aren’t going to keep him when he goes into free agency. NYK was mentioned as one destination. Lin / Bultler could be a very strong back-court though they will need a big as Gasol and Noa rumored to be leaving.

  • Lin Dunn

    I agree, it is a possibility. I didn’t know that Gasol is leaving.

  • Acbc

    Yes you use the rules very well to protect your fishing comments that annoys a lot of linfans who want Lin to start and not be a backup bench player. You keep putting forth these fishing comments like it’s your right. When people complain you cry foul like a chicken. If you don’t like people’s answers back to you, WHY DONT YOU JUST IGNORE THEM INSTEAD? You can’t can you? It’s a splinter in up your brain that won’t let you go so you cry to the authorities. If you stop responding then nothing will come of it. The truth is you want people to respond to you just like the real trolls do.

  • sws94

    It’s closed minded to start making personal assumptions on a comment I make and can’t understand that I have a wide perspective and bring in what teams may want to use Lin, how Lin may see himself in multiple scenarios with teams as well. Whatever Lin decides may surprise us. So I have no expectations and leave all options open.

    What if Lin would jump at the chance to get a championship on a team other than GSW if he thought there was opportunity? If someone mentions that doesn’t mean they don’t want other things for Lin. Just that they are considering all possibilities, ideal and not so ideal.

  • sws94

    DIdn’t ask you Acbc. You say a a lot of opinionated things and I mostly leave you alone whether I agree or not. I try not to make any personal disagreements I may have with you. So I think you can take the high road and return that courtesy? The choice is yours.

    They respond to me and every once and awhile I defend myself. They make a choice to engage me. And now I’m hear with the same old nonsense rather than talking about Lin that we should be doing. And it’s boring and uninteresting for people reading this forum to get into tired personal squabbles.

  • sws94

    You are so wrong if you think I want people to respond to me. Absolutely 100 percent wrong.

  • HVJoy

    Great observations. She does not practice what she preaches.

    I am afraid you may be wasting valuable Friday evening responding to her.

  • Acbc

    No you didn’t. But no one asked you about Lin being a backup in Cavs either. You are at least right about the fact that we are too alike and opiniated. The difference is, I will change if I see truth in others opinion. You are still stuck in the opinion that Lin is only good as a support player.

    What’s boring is reading your constant reminder of how Lin can’t do this or that.

  • webattorney

    There was nothing Lowry could have done more; Raptors shooters did not knock down WIDE OPEN 3s. I thought Lowry did a good job getting them open shots. In contrast, Cavs shooters knocked down their wide open shots created by LeBron.

  • DaBoss

    They might want Lin but I doubt Lin would want them.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Very interesting interview…this interview should be posted here so that everyone could see that there were indeed certain things that Clifford did not deliver on.

    For me, when MKG went down to injury, Clifford owed it to Lin to start him because Lin had played so well in the pre-season that it would be great injustice to not give Lin first shot at the starting spot.

    Even after starting 0-3, he still kept PJ in the starting 5, so that shows he wasn’t truthful to Lin when he stated that he wasn’t going to limit Lin to a bench role…but this is exactly what he did with few exception where Clifford had no choice but to start Lin.

  • webattorney

    No one thought or guessed Lin would go to Hornets, so I am open to all possibilities. I would not mind Lin returning to Knicks. I am torn between the desire to see Lin start and lead his own team as a PG vs. Lin joining a team that can go very deep into playoff in a bench role — please no Hornets. For me, seeing regular season games is becoming not enjoyable. Only playoff really means something. OKC vs. GSW is the best series.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    yup..I remember reading the same interview too, but did not realized how glaring this specific quote was.

    It was clear to Lin that Clifford wouldn’t limit Lin to a sixth man role if Lin played well or if they had injury…unfortunately, this is exactly what Clifford did, even when he lost a regular starter, he still limited Lin to the bench role.

    In my view, this is the number 1 reason why Lin should leave….it is the fact that Clifford can only see him in a bench role no matter how well he plays and Lin would love to start if he plays well enough.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    oh that reminds me. Hornets: aint’ gonna happen

  • sws94

    Lowry turned things around well. He had a solid game. The Raptors need more to beat a team like the Cavs.

    LeBron played really well. More scoring minded in this game than others but still Kyrie scored a lot, as did Love.

  • webattorney

    I disagree that Lin/Melo/Zingis can rival Kyrie/LeBron/Love trio. You cannot equate any players(s) to LeBron. You can put pretty much any two players with LeBron and rival another trio. For example, LeBron/Kemba/Batum would be a formidable force also. I would love to see LeBron and Curry play on the same team in future.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    totally agree..this interview should be posted again on here because poster like Bws like to state that Clifford did not mis-led Lin…Based on this interview, he clearly did and Lin expected much more.

    Clifford clearly limited him to the bench role.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    it ain’t always about scoring lol. 35 points means nothing when you can’t get your team involved and they end up losing. that’s always been the case with Lowry

  • DaBoss

    Yes. She constantly inserts herself into others’ conversations and reminds everyone thst they are JUST SPECULATING about the Nets, Philly, etc. but if we respond to disagree with her speculation all of a sudden it’s not ok . Double standard.

  • webattorney

    Since Hornets won’t go deep into playoff and Lin won’t start, Lin certainly shouldn’t join them. But who knows.

  • webattorney

    Lowry created open shots for his teammates; for this game, Lowry could not have done much more. Lowry did create many open shots for his teammates but they, especially Patterson, could not knock down open 3s. All those open shots by Cavs were pretty much created by LeBron.

  • sws94

    That’s your and others obsession. Making all roads lead to a backup and the stupid thing is: I don’t want Lin to be a backup. I said over and over, do the same thing a starter does whenever he comes in the game and Lin’s own experience as a starter show being a starter in an of itself is not enough. You need other conditions to be present as well. But I’m really totally bored with always debating this same old thing with the same old people here and you are a bunch of close-minded people claiming your better fans that others that don’t agree with you.

    I find you just as boring as you may find me since you didn’t decide to take the high road. I can read all of your platitudes and find them lofty and you can say what you think of me and I couldn’t care less about your popularity. You opened a can a worms with me so let’s call it a night.

  • sws94

    LOL, what on Earth are you talking about? Look at the top of this post. I made a comment and a whole bunch of you chime in like parrots against me. See anyone here supporting me? They are here but they don’t even bother to post here because you make it so unpleasant for them. So I have to come back and ask you bunch to stop. But look, more and more of you chime in. What’s up with that?

  • sws94

    I agree. Lowry is a scoring point guard and that’s the position in today’s NBA for seemingly most of the PGs now. He involves his team mates enough. Patterson is usually a good 3-point shooter. He was with the Rockets when he played with Lin. He just had a hard time with his shot this series.

  • webattorney

    The fact is we really don’t know what Lin will choose. I only care about wanting to see Lin play in playoff games, so I rather see Lin play on a team which can make a deep run in playoff even if Lin plays as a backup playing 25+ minutes. Specifically, given a choice between starting as a PG for a team that will get knocked down in 1st round, i.e., Hornets vs. a team that can make a deep run in the playoff, i.e., Raptors, I rather see Lin play 25 minutes for Raptors. Of course, the best scenario would be Lin starting for a team which will make a deep run in playoff but that scenario seems remote.

  • webattorney

    Raptors could easily have scored 15 more points if they made just 5 more WIDE OPEN 3s. They missed too many wide open 3s.

  • sws94

    I want to see where Lin is. I don’t know. He performed well in the playoffs this post-season and I’d like to see him go deeper in them as well. OTOH, I’d love to see him get more involvement as a facilitator during the regular season, get at least 28 minutes a night, close games in at least 65 percent of the games, and not be a “backup” if he ends up on the bench but as a sixth man getting starter’s minutes and role. But I don’t want to see him as some sort of starter watching some ball-dominant player run the show while he takes a tertiary role or worse that was the case starting when he did with LA and Houston. I think Lin has a lot to weigh and I hope he’s careful in weighing things.

  • sws94

    Absolutely. I think they should be proud of themselves. The did well this season.

  • webattorney

    Raptors just didn’t shoot well this game. There is nothing you can do in this situation because you took right shots and made right plays.

  • sws94

    PJ soaked up fouls and was a placeholder for MKG. He didn’t finish games and got low minutes overall. I think he was there for his size, that’s what Clifford is into. Cliff also didn’t want Roberts running the bench, the bench was his stronger unit at the time getting the stars out from the hole they sunk, so he stuck with Lin there when Batum was healthy. But as soon as Batum went down, Lin started in his place. And scored 35.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    open is what stores do when they’re in business. and open sesame is what ali baba says to get to the loot. but the kind of “open looks” Lowry gets his teammates is the same kind of looks a person has when they’re woken up in the middle of the night

  • sws94

    They didn’t play poorly, they just didn’t shoot well. It’s just the Cavs made more shots.

  • webattorney

    Since to me, regular season games are petty much meaningless — look at OKC, I mean they played well during regular season but not like Spurs or GSW but they went to another level in playoff — I rather see Lin play 25+ PG/SG on a team which is likely to make a deep run in playoff. Heck, I wouldn’t mind Lin backing up WB and playing some SG with OKC.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    nah getting blown out is considered fabulous!

  • webattorney

    Lowry made right plays, and Raptors shooters took right shots; they just didn’t make them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i didn’t know this was a Lowry fan site. lol. the guy gets blown out scoring 35 points for himself and is being hailed as a savior! such dedication to players other than Lin. bravo!

  • sws94

    That’s why I’m looking at teams that have a strong chance to go deep in the playoffs, the Spurs, even the Cavaliers is why I mention it here. From their perspective, especially if they lose Delly, Lin would be very attractive to them. Not saying Lin would be interested, but if he wanted to play with one of the greatest players ever and possibly get a championship and maybe get minutes seeing that Kyrie is injury prone, he may consider it. Who knows?

    I am hoping for a competitive finals. Wasn’t into some of the blowouts in the conference finals.

  • webattorney

    Not true. Patterson was wide open on many occasions. Lowry not to blame in this game.

  • DaBoss

    JMO but 1. Disagree with your speculation 2. Find your posts rather inflammatory for a site where most hope to see Jeremy start 3. Need to take your own advice about responding/collapsing posts 4. There’s another site where you can post that more fits with your speculation about Lin as a backup/x factor/ super sub/6th man,etc.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    42 minutes of playing, just 3 assists and 2 turnovers. that’s setting up his teammates? oh but he got 35 points! numbers don’t lie!

  • webattorney

    I am applauding Lowry for getting his teammates good shots, not for his scoring. Patterson and other shooters missed many shots which they normally would make. Took good shots and missed them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    42 minutes of playing, just 3 assists and 2 turnovers. he deserves your applaud because he really set his team up good there!

  • webattorney

    I do agree with you in this sense. Many fans are assuming that certain course of action WOULD be the best for Lin, but I am not sure we are in the position to know what is best for him. Is it better to be a starter like Melo and never compete for the ring, or is it better to be like Iggy and win a ring? All I can say is which scenario I would prefer.

  • webattorney

    Like I said, there is nothing you can do when your teammates don’t knock down shots. Lowry got them good looks; that’s all he can do. I have seen the same thing with Lin when his teammates don’t knock down shots.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    when it happens to Lin, he’s scrub. when it happens to Lowry, “oh he did all he can but his teammates let him down”

  • webattorney

    When Lin scored 35 against Spurs and had a few assists, no one called him a scrub. In this game only, Lowry could have ended up with 35 points and 10 assists if things went down differently. I am fair to both Lin and Lowry. I am pretty neutral on Lowry, so I am stating what I saw. It’s hard to score 35 points and get 11 assists UNLESS you are WB, so no shame in Lowry getting 35 points and 3 or 4 assists which could have been around 8 assists otherwise.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    difference is, THEY WON. he carried the team out of a huge hole and single-highhandedly destroyed the Spurs. no comparison

  • webattorney

    Regarding your point 2, even if most fans here want to see Lin start, a poster can wish Lin to play 25+ minutes on a very good team. Posters can have different wishes for various reasons. I see sws poster’s posts as intentionally inflammatory but just expressing honestly her minority viewpoints. I disagree with some aspects of sws’ posts but I don’t find them intentionally inflammatory.

  • webattorney

    I also have seen Lin lose against Spurs even after scoring many points. Sometimes you win and lose depending on your teammates’ knocking down shots. You win some, you lose some; but as JVG said as long as you make the right plays and take right shots, nothing you can do. Had Cavs players, Love and JR missed more 3s created by LeBron, the game would have been very close.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Lin wasn’t the PG in that game. KemBatum were.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    That was a close game and Lin finished with a high positive +-. Lowry finnished with a friggin -30!

  • DaBoss

    Then why even post about Dellavedova in the same breath as Lin? They’re not even close in talent or ability.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Did it ever occur to you that if Lin is a backup during the regular season, he will also be a backup during the playoffs?

  • CJSHYY
  • sws94

    So? Like I care. Ignore them and me and leave me alone.

  • sws94

    Fair. There certainly is a lure to being on a team that has a chance to get one. But I would think most players would want to contribute as well. And it would vary with players.

  • Jedi

    I admire Lowry because he used Houston to get himself a big fat contract, and gave them false hope that they could re-sign him back in that day. Loved how he played them.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    lol. he definitely got game – in that respect

  • DaBoss

    You asked and I was simply answering your question.

  • DX

    JEREMY LIN TO PLAY FOR HOUSTON ROCKETS? WILL THERE BE A DEAL WORTH $56 MILLION?

    http://www.movienewsguide.com/jeremy-lin-play-houston-rockets-will-deal-worth-56-million/217717

  • DX
  • takeme2cruz

    Lol, balance and alignment.

  • sws94

    A bunch of you are close-minded to anything that anyone has to say if it doesn’t conform to your interpretation of who Lin is and what how his career should go. YOU chose to respond to my post. YOU chose to engage me. YOU chose to give your opinion on me that I couldn’t care less about. I don’t care about your opinion of me. That’s not the point of this forum.

    If you think the point here is to develop some monolithic way of thinking about Lin or anything, I have ZERO interest in that. I like people who think for themselves like KHuang who I get along with GREAT. We don’t agree and sometimes disagree strongly. But ask him if we are ever become disagreeable toward each other.

    Open up and accept other opinions and this nonsense won’t keep happening anymore. And really, I don’t want to hear one thing anymore about what some of you think of my posts or opinions. You have the option to ignore them, do so and leave me alone. I’m fine talking to a few others that don’t get into trying to judge what type of Lin fan I am. And I don’t welcome your opinion of me or think you should bore the whole forum with it. Is that clear?

    You see how WebAttorney responded? None of this nonsense. That’s because he’s more open-minded and if he disagrees with me, we make our points and move on. Not form some anti-sws club to tell me you don’t like my posts. Just ignore them and me.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    it’s a helluva long shot, but the knicks would be the BEST option. lin, free agent sg, melo, kp, rolo. that’s a damn good roster. sg can be easily filled because people want to play for NY. also hornacek loves space and pace just like mda. it makes perfect sense for all involved. the only thing necessary is for melo to buy in. he reportedly wants rondo though so….

    as for the nets, it’s a solid place to go. the big problem is they have a lot of cap space but may not have the market/team to entice free agents. they also have no picks for years to come so any talent coming in has to be through FA or trade. as is, the team is a bad team, way worse than the lakers. remember, lakers were tanking. this years nets were legit that bad. in fact the worst team in the nba. the 76ers and lakers were tanking. nets have no picks to tank for. im very nervous wishing lin to go to such a bad team…

    last but not least, if he were to still be a 6th man, hornets is not a bad option as long as they sign dwight or someone noteworthy at C and trade away lamb. kemba, lin, batum 3 guard rotation is not bad. kemba just coming off surgery can open the door for more minutes at pg. can still play along side kemba, and can go ultra small with lin at 2, batum at 3 and mkg at 4.

  • takeme2cruz

    Lakers this pass season was legit bad, not tanking

  • DX

    Even if Lin will be a 6th man, Hornets is not a good choice.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    incorrect. their pick was top 3 protected. they had to get the 3rd worst record to ensure they keep their pick. they ended up getting 2nd pick again. and also kobe comes off the books. so they fired BS, hired luke walton and now will try to contend/rebuild with tons of cap space and a legit FA destination. the nets had no reason to tank. they just sucked…

  • sws94

    Knicks seem the most capable of winning because they were more underperforming and lacking direction than bad. Nets just aren’t there yet, but of course a lot can change in the off-season.

    Hornets should have gone to the 2nd round of the playoffs. But that team will change some and Hornets fans I’m reading on the net think Lin is gone because he’ll get big money offers elsewhere. However, they’d love him back.

  • takeme2cruz

    Nonsense with 6th man. Did you see how many vote lin got for this season? 1 yes 1 and it had to be import.

    You aim high, not go to team as backup then hope for votes becoming 6th man.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    it’s as good as any. we have to be realistic here. teams arent dying for him to play for them…

  • sws94

    I’m not sure about that. While I wouldn’t say “dying”, there may very well be some big interest this FA. The thing is, it may not necessarily be as a starting PG since many in the league see him as a swing-man/combo guard. But, there should be some starting PG opportunities. Problem is, they may not be on very good teams.

  • takeme2cruz

    They got lucky but there was no intention to throw the season for top 3.

  • takeme2cruz

    No teams are dying for any free agent pg this season. Realistic is lin will be in high demand without paying max.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    im talking specifically as a 6th man. not many teams are going to guarantee playing time and role. at least he has a rapport with clifford and jordan and his teammates. his playoff performance may afford him more time, give cliff more confidence to play him more. etc going to another team is starting from square one…

    the best case scenario imo is that lin is resigned as a starting sg on the hornets. batum plays 3, mkg 4, dwight 5. lee and marv resign at discount and al walks. lamb traded. also there will be more ball movement and lin is given a larger role. that team would be awesome. never gonna happen but nice to think about…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    there’s no such thing as luck in tanking… it was premeditated. why fire BS if it wasnt a tank?

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s what you want to believe, players played their heart out every night but they suck.

    Lakers did what they had to for bs and kobe. Not firing bs does not mean they planned to lose.

  • takeme2cruz

    Nets owner is one of the wealthiest owners in the nba. He has spent over $100 mil of his pocket change before so not to worry about the cap.

  • Trish1217

    Exactly. LOL Yup, we remember these things.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    of course they planned to lose. and players dont tank, organizations do. lin played under BS. he was yanked for playing well, how can you not see what’s right in front of you?

  • sws94

    I agree with you on this actually. Very unlikely to happen.

    I think Lin could either be a starting PG going forward or combo 6th man with the potential to be that extraordinaire. And league attitudes, IMO, on contending teams right now is Lin’s ability to be a very versatile, potential game-changing 6th man are strong. I think contenders might be interested in him in that capacity and we should keep that in mind as well as the starter roles may have less options.

  • sws94

    Not only yanked, shut down near the end of the season. Lin could have played the last few games of the season, but the organization wanted as many losses as possible. And it isn’t anything that’s not well known in the NBA.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    nobody wants to play for brooklyn. and the people that do are money chasing divas like harden looking to cash in on a probably undeserved max contract. that’s not the team you want lin to play for…. nets would have to make key acquisitions, which they may or may not do. this will determine if lin going there is good or bad. who wants to see lin on a crap team? didnt we see enough in LA?

  • DaBoss

    Ok. Your responses are getting out of hand. Dont need to be lectured st. Enough is enough.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    You are totally wrong here…Many team would love to have Lin to at least be their sixth-man..maybe not their starter, but Lin most likely has a huge market as a sixth-man if this is the direction he wants to go in his Free Agency campaign.

    Team like the Clippers, GSW and many more would call Lin and I wouldn’t be surprised if a desperate team were willing to pay $10M per just for Lin to be their sixth-man..there will be a lot of money out there and very few good players to spend it on.

    I also believe Lin would be better off being a sixth-man elsewhere instead of Charlotte because I’m not sure he will really be a true sixth-man next year with MKG coming back..he will surely get less minutes.

    I agree that as a starter, his best fit is indeed the Knicks, as long as Melo can patch it up with Lin….Melo is not a PG, unlike Harden and Kemba, so Lin would at the very least, get to handle the ball a lot.

    Lin can play with a dominant star player…the problem is really a dominant ball-handling player like Kemba/Harden that gives him issue…Player that also wants to facilitate.

    As for the Nets, they have no shooters and Lin’s drive will be easily neutralize because team will simply pack the paint on Lin and force bad shooters like Thad and RHJ to make 3point shot.

    At least, with the Knicks, Portzingis and Melo are forward that can stretch the floor.

  • takeme2cruz

    This past season they got top 3 pick was without lin and it was what we were talking about .

  • InfiniteWisdom

    good starting roles are few and far between. 6th man roles are plenty but the minutes and role will be much reduced. if you guys are complaining about his min this year, imagine how many he gets in chitown with rose and butler? and dont even think the bulls are going to replace rose with lin. the bulls fans will revolt and hate lin worse than clutchfans x1000…

  • takeme2cruz

    Nonsense, not 1 vote he got from the US media. Had he ended with top 5 then you might just might talk about it.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    how can you say they tanked last year but didnt this year? cmon man….

  • sws94

    I think Lin is a winner. The thought of Lin on a bad team takes away that part of Lin’s strongest qualities. To contribute to make a team win. At the end of the season, they should have more wins than losses and a playoff seed.

  • sws94

    He was nominated. I’m not that concerned with who wins. That’s more a popularity contest which is worthless IMO. He was noted for his play by the nomination.

  • takeme2cruz

    Chicago is not even the top 5 team people are talking about.

    Check again, fans are giving up on Rose now.

  • sws94

    Who did you vote for team for Lin? Knicks? Knicks aren’t a bad team for Lin IMO.

  • takeme2cruz

    Of course you don’t, that’s why you hope he will go to team that play backup.

  • John Focker

    Linsanity got kicked out of New York because it threatened Melo’s superstar aura, and by association, CAA’s revenue. If Lin goes to Brooklyn, guess who’s still in NY? Even if CAA intends to cash on both cash cows, it’ll still interfere to not allow Linsanity to blow up to the same extent that it did before. And it doesn’t need to do it through Atkinson. 😉

  • takeme2cruz

    Read below.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    clippers and gsw? think of the minutes he’ll get behind cp3 and curry. hilarious. from lin’s post he wants the chance to be the best he can be. that aint 15 min behind allstar pgs.

    nets have bogdanovic. but yes, that’s why i said they need to make moves in the offseason otherwise lin would be miserable on such a crap team…

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I voted for Knicks…Atkinson is totally an unknown quantity…just because he trained Lin during Linsanity doesn’t mean he ill be a great coach and we don’t really know what system he will run.

    At the very least, we know Hornacek loves PGs and PnRs…He’s a classic pace and space guy…I have no idea what Atkinson is.

  • sws94

    RIght. This whole responding to my post about Cleveland was unnecessary and AGAIN about the whole LIn has to be what we say he is and not you, sws. And I didn’t say I wanted him to go to Cleveland, just that there may be interest in him there. My posts are a strong reaction to the opinions about me that so many people have given me here. I’ve held my tongue long enough and did not instigate anything from any of you. You started it and I’m telling you I’ve had enough of all of you. If you think it is OK for four, five, and more of you to just pile on me without me responding, I’m telling you it is not and I WILL respond and respond STRONGLY. You want to constantly tell complain about me, I’ll tell you how I honestly fell about some of you in kind. You are out of hand. If you just let my stuff go and leave me alone, would any of this be happening? You have an attitude against me, you and others. That’s your problem. Not mine. Now leave me alone already.

  • takeme2cruz

    You don’t get to speak for any nba player. Stop pretending you’re smart and thinking you know any of them. Brooklyn is one of the options. Not the best nor the worst.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Clippers and GWS are probably bad teams as for minutes, but I’m pretty sure if teams like these 2 are interested, many lower teams would.

    You don’t think teams like the bulls, bucks, Detroit would not want lin as their sixth man…and remember, Lin can also play the 2guard..so his minutes will come from 2 position.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    it was merely an example. there is no playoff worthy team that will give him a significant role and minutes like he had as 6th man in hou or cha. yes we can all dream for him to replace manu but spurs have never really showed interest in the past…

  • DaBoss

    Not to mention Jeremy’s great ex teammate JR Smith

  • InfiniteWisdom

    lol we shall see… 76ers supposedly gonna stop tanking, do you see them being a top destination for FA’s? cmon man wake up…

  • sws94

    Not true. Lin was considered for a 6th man award. I don’t consider a 6th man to be a backup and I’d rather Lin start., But I know the NBA and prevailing attitudes on Lin and am being practical, not trying to find ideals.

  • takeme2cruz

    Did Chicago make playoff? Just saying.

  • maran747

    Melo would rather stay in the limelight and stay loosing than have another teammate take the spotlight away and start winning..

  • sws94

    Hornacek as the coach has me much higher on the Knicks. When PJ was trying to force the triangle with his hand-picked coach, I had little interest in the Knicks outside of the progression of Porzinges.

  • sws94

    What contending team, or say the best contending team, would Lin gets highest minutes from?

  • InfiniteWisdom

    and the hornets did with lin being a big contributor and yet many here are hating on resigning with them…. instead talk of starting with the 76ers…. straight crazy talk

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t know where would be lin’s top destination because many things haven’t happened yet. But I know he won’t go back to be a backup role again.

  • sws94

    76ers was all about MDA. To me, nothing else. Now, it’s all about Atkinson, not really the Nets IMO. Because of the Atkinson connection to Linsanity and MDA is going to coach the hated Rockets.

    I see Linsanity as history. I see Lin as a different minded player now. He actually seems more into defense than anything in playing these days. And when he’s a PG, he shoots less than stints as SG or stints with other facilitators when he’s off-ball.

  • takeme2cruz

    You’re good at jumping topic.

    The Hornets did but lin will never get starting job there.

  • sws94

    That’s the thing. You know it, but it doesn’t mean that he’s thinking along the same lines you are. I truly don’t know what he’s going to do. And that’s why some of us are considering options beyond starting PG especially because it opens up more possibilities of him playing deep into the playoffs.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Rose doesn’t play as much minutes as Kemba…So Lin would get more time at PG backing-up Rose instead of backing-up Kemba.

    And also, remember that Butler can easily slide to play small-forward, so that create more minute for Lin in the shooting guard role.

    I think he’d get more minutes as a 6th-man for the Bulls than for the Hornets.

    Clifford loves to play his starters large minutes…

    as a starter, Rose averaged 31mpg..Kemba averaged 36mpg

    Butler plays heavy minutes, but he can get half of his minutes at the 3 and let Lin play the 2.

    You can also have a Rose/Lin/Butler starting line-up which is bigger than the Kemba/Lin line-up

  • takeme2cruz

    You can consider associate coach a head coach too. Why not right since that’s your logic of 6th man?

  • sws94

    What’s the big deal about a starting job there? Lin got most 4Q minutes of any player on the team and played more minutes than some starters there. Guys like PJ and Cody.

    When Lin started with Kemba and Batum, what was his usage like? What was it compared to when they left the court? And knowing Cliff, you know both Kemba and Batum will start when healthy.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    hard to say, but hou is a good place in a vacuum. in reality we all know its a disaster waiting to happen. spurs replacing manu? dallas is intriguing as well but we were thru this last year. depending on off season moves, hornets are an actual real possibility for best role, minutes on a winning team. get rid of lee and lamb and minutes open up. play batum more at 3, play mkg some at 4, etc. sign dwight or athletic C and the team is a ECF contender imo. and even though many here dont agree, i think cliff does appreciate lin and has shown confidence in him.

  • sws94

    I like the creativity around Rose/Lin/Butler starting lineup. My problem is Butler. I’m hearing he’s a diva. If he’s not, great. But does Lin need another diva who wants to be the superstar/franchise player on the team? I’m not sure he’s a great locker-room guy.

  • takeme2cruz

    I don’t know which island in Hawaii will be my vacation destination yet BUT I know I won’t pick Alcatraz.

  • sws94

    BIg difference. What’s your problem with 6th man? Look in the history of basketball. Guys like Havlicek, McHale, Odom were 6th men. And a guy named Ginobili. A head coach calls all the shots. A 6th man is more like a starter that comes in a game later but has the power to change the momentum of it. Hasn’t Lin shown he can do that superbly?

  • InfiniteWisdom

    bulls would want him but the FO is dysfunctional and no minutes behind rose and butler.
    bucks are a bad team. i think every year they are overrated, as is kidd as coach.
    det would want him as well but he aint getting minutes over reggie and kcp.
    everywhere you go its a similar story… hornets aint bad if we all think about it…

  • sws94

    Cliff was up and down on Lin. Some games showed complete confidence. Other games decided that he’d go with the core of Batum/Kemba/Lee/MW/Cody. Next year MKG is going to play more barring injury. Lin’s minutes are very up in the air. And that’s not good. I would see potential still for a lot of variation in them.

  • takeme2cruz

    Yes lin’s usage very high if compared to lamb or daniels.

    I have no reason to go any further when you asked what’s the big deal about being a starter? Smh

  • sws94

    On the Hornets, starting would have had fans frustrated that Lin isn’t getting touches as the offense ran through Batum and Kemba. So why add Lin to that? Better when one of them is off the floor so Lin can do more.

  • exel

    I think the Utah Jazz would be an ideal place for Lin. Dante Exum is coming back from an ACL injury and is still very raw. Utah has a true SG in Alec Burk, a secondary creator and shooter in Hayward, an awesome two way PF who can shoot the three and will be deadly in the PNR with Lin, in Favors and a rim protecting C in Gobert. All the Jazz are missing is a PG.

  • sws94

    I agree. But they are going with the Greek Freak experiment. They have to see if that works or not. A PG the size of a small center.

  • takeme2cruz

    3 out of nba 6 man history? Ginobili was a starter in his prime until injury and old.McHale started his career as sixth man like Harden.

    All of them 3 had great stater career. The rest of sixth man winners were average.

  • takeme2cruz

    Stay away from Hornets, lin will do a lot more.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    has it ever occurred to you players want to win? starting pg on 76ers is not how you do that. and as of right now, the nets arent far behind…

  • exel

    Greek Freak plays for the Bucks unless you think the Jazz somehow manage to pry him away from the Bucks. I don’t think that’ll happen.

  • InfiniteWisdom

    yes and lin also talked about how happy he was this year. he didnt seem to complain but i do get the feeling he thinks he can do more if just given more minutes and a bigger role. the hornets should resign him and find a bigger role for him…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    yes but with kemba coming off surgery, batum not a natural #1 option, lee and lamb gone, and add a pnr big…. the ingredients are there for lin to take over just like in the playoffs… i doubt it will happen, but it’s a possibility…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    so if lin stands in the corner for kemba and batum, you think he wont for former mvp rose and allstar butler? chitown is a terrible place for him…

  • InfiniteWisdom

    im not sold on this “jazz just need a pg” talk. they are still in the very tough western conf. i’d prefer lin stay in the east. the more i think about it, the more the knicks seem ideal. it would make headlines for sure. not so sure lin wants the attention though…

  • exel

    Even with Lin and playing in the EC, the Knicks won’t be sniffing the playoffs for a few more seasons. I rather Lin not squander his prime years in a dysfunctional organization.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I think you should stop trying to convince people on here Lin should gladly accept a 6th-man role instead of taking a starting job with team like the sixers or Nets.

    You will never convince anyone on here there’s no difference between a 6th man and a regular starter…specially on the Hornets where Lin simply lucked-out this year because of MKG injury.

    Lin should go to whoever can give him maximum minutes and that team is no longer the Hornets.

    He also should look for a team that doesn’t limit him to simply being a 6-thman…If he plays well enough, he should be able to transition into the starting unit…everyone would love to be rewarded for playing well.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I disagree here..If Melo is on board, I’m pretty sure the Knicks is a sure-playoff team with Rolo, Porzingis and Melo..than add Lin to that mix and you have a lot of scoring and a well-spread court for Lin to drive into the lane.

    Rolo is a good defensive center.

  • Spot

    Isn’t strange the fact Houston were finalizing a deal with MDA but still there’s no signing and no contract?

  • adele

    Nobody? You can’t be the spokesperson of all NBA players! And wait, why are you putting a picture of Byron Scott in your profile and calling yourself ‘infinite wisdom’ really? Are you a Lin fan? Or a Byron Scott fan? You can’t seem to get away from that coach. I don’t want to be reminded of this horrible coach by looking at your profile all the time when you post something here. 😥

  • adele

    Every time I come to this site, I think of relaxing moments by reading blogs. But when I see a picture of Byron Scott in every post of ‘infinite wisdom’ I feel nauseous. It’s some sort of brain washing effect to people. Imagine having to look at Byron Scott’s picture in this Lin fan site? If you don’t idolize somebody by putting his picture on your profile, I don’t know what’s the point and reason why. But wait, maybe you are Byron Scott and post anti Lin blogs here to get back against those Lin fans who post anti Byron Scott blogs. Either way, your point by putting his picture in your profile serves its purpose. I am not happy looking at Byron Scott’s picture in your profile and if you post all the time? That takes away the relaxing moment and the fun having to deal with something negative as Byron Scott.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The Jazz needs most of all a coach that can lead them.

  • Lin Dunn

    Looks painful.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Not going to happen. Lakers is toxic. Those ex-Lakers have never stopped bitching and their good old days will never come back.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The only guarantee for Lin’s fair usage is a big fat contract. People willing to pay big bucks to Lin would have to use Lin fairly.

  • sws94

    Sorry, was getting tired and the brain short circuited. 🙂

  • BobbyH

    Going back to Hornets as 6th man? LOL

    Hornets might not even want Lin back as a threat to their all-star wannabe. Just look at game 1,2,6 and 7 in the playoff series. Besides the left-over of the cap after Batum and gangs signing will be changes. Would Lin love Hornets enough with heavy discount to be a 6th to Nth man game by game depending on size match-up and not brain match-up and with MKG coming back? Just look at Lin’s own words.

  • Acbc

    Every time I hear someone say they want Lin to be a bench player on another loaded team, I want to throw up. Do they think so little of Lin that they believe he’s only good enough to be like Robert Horry?

    http://www.thedreamshake.com/2013/9/17/4740592/robert-horry-is-a-hall-of-famer-this-should-not-even-be-a-debate

    Horry won 7 rings, by the standard of those here who thinks Lin should be super sub 6 th man bench player should aim to be as successful as Horry. Smh. WHAT KIND OF OPINION IS ACCEPTABLE? I guess we have to have to accept the bottom feeders view points just so we can appreciate the highs.

  • sws94

    Lin always gets attention. It’s just a matter of degrees. Everything is magnified in NYC, but it would be nothing new to Lin and it wouldn’t be like the first round of Linsanity.

  • Briiick

    No need to visit the nightmareshake after Lin left that town for good.

  • MoominFloren

    Any comment from MDA or Houston yet? So far I only read the source … Is it normal?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    The most overrated commentator is Stephen A Smith who has been suggesting Kobe is still the top 100 NBA players while he has been the losing cause of the Lakers. I’m 100% certain Lakers is going to have a much better season without Kobe the Bryant and Byron Scott. Don’t put all the blame on Scott. It’s Kobe who has been below par who insisted on playing like a loser. SAS has been bragging on how good Kobe was and is. He has been wrong about MDA, Jeremy Lin, Porzingis, Phil Jackson and many more. First Take is always the first major mistake about NBA.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin is good enough to start.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy Lin has the wisdom to work on his one on one ISO game. He understands that an NBA player can’t be successful being a team player. You have to be a very good player in ISO game to be successful in NBA. Lin has been working on his crossovers, his dribblings and his drives and his moves under the basket. He posted on players like Patty Mills and Tony Parker easily and dominated them.

  • bigman fatman

    I agreed, Jeremy Lin top 3 pg in league. Nobody given him chanced becaused he Asian

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Unless the team is willing to make major investment on Jeremy, I wouldn’t recommend Lin to play for them. They need to put the money up front to show the sincerity of having Lin as the PG. Never never should Lin play for a discount again next season.

  • bigman fatman

    I very angry with Lin if he come back Charlotte, maybe not being fan anymore. If Batum is max level playered, then Lin a super maxed. Lin doing more for hornet the seasoned then “Batoe” yet hatered fake Lin fan still wanting Lin back hornet as backupped scrub $2M?? I wanting Lin go get his money $$$

  • BobbyH

    It won’t happen. The Hornets experience is just a stepping stone towards bigger goals, thanks to BS. In retrospect, maybe it is the plan of the almighty after all.

  • bigman fatman

    I agreed maybe all part of plans for Lin, but he must not listened to tempting(rich cho/mj) in free agencies

  • bigman fatman

    How much monies$$$? I thinked 12-15m an year plus. Also a plan how use Lin to succeeded and how helping him

  • webattorney

    For me, Iggy over Melo/Rubio any day. Even Livingstone over Melo/Rubio for me from a career achievement perspective. Anyway, Lin will do what he wants to do.

  • bigman fatman

    I agreed, if Lin will be 6th man, then he needed going place more minute more $$$ and more chance going deeped playoff. Team like raptors, clippers, maybe spurs

  • webattorney

    Agreed. Iggy is also good enough to start.

  • webattorney

    Yeah, let’s get the Greek Freak to Knicks so he can play with Porzy. Lol

  • webattorney

    Lin back to Knicks would be worth watching even boring regular season games.

  • webattorney

    I rather see Lin with Knicks than Nets also.

  • adele

    Me I liked big man fatman. Maked mine days😉

  • bigman fatman

    If hornet had better team, Lin still playing now. To bad Marvin William and kemba Walker not showing upped most of series. Feel bad Marvin William. He good man, but choked in playoff

  • webattorney

    If Lin gets to play 25 minutes as a true PG, I don’t mind him returning to Hornets as long as they get a big who can do PnRs. Hornets bigs are the worst PnR bigs and play like Guards.

  • adele

    Super agreed! Me liked! Loled!

  • webattorney

    Agreed. It’s like LeBron not going deep into playoff. Look how Melo is viewed since he can’t take his team deep into the playoff.

  • webattorney

    With Marv Williams, as long as you play tight D on him, he can’t create his own shots. He’s a Mr. Regular Season Role Player.

  • bigman fatman

    Cody Zeller lol, turible centered always surprise when Lin dropped him ball from nowhere, then missed easy layup/dunk. Spencer Hawe same storied but he shooting 3 ok so he not bad

  • webattorney

    Cody better than Hawes. With these bigs, Lin can’t really do what he does best.

  • Lin Dunn

    If you are saying what he is working on, he is working on his jumpers and 3 also.

  • webattorney

    On Hornets, Lin starting with Kemba and Batum is worse than Lin playing with the bench. Lol

  • bigman fatman

    Miami played good perimeter defences and taking away Marvin 3pt shot. To bad, he could helped a lot if he maked more shot. Maybe Lin now in ECF?? No one knowed for sure. Now we Lin fan having to wait regular seasoned again, boringed 82 game hoping he maked to playoff with garbage net team…so sad

  • webattorney

    You want a medal for a close loss? That was a regular game. My point is Lowry played a good playoff game, and it wasn’t his fault that Raptors lost the 6th game. Lowry is an All Star and a good player. He’s a lot better than Kemba. Raptors made it to Conf Finals; you don’t make it that far with a lousy starting PG, period.

  • webattorney

    The fact that Hornets lost 6th game at home says a lot. I give a lot of credit to Raptors for going furthest in their history. Hornets could have done the same. Raptors is a lot better team than Hornets.

  • DrewBear2

    How would MIN with Rubio be different from CHA with Kemba?

  • webattorney

    Even JVG said the same thing. Each team had similar shots but Cavs shooters knocked them down.

  • FreetheMind

    Stephen A Smith only cares about promoting black athletes. He thinks Camelo Anthony is the greatest thing for the Knicks and Melo is so overrated. Anything threatening to his favorite black athletes, he will lash out at. I have seen him do it to Lin and Pacquiao. He rather support total losers like Mayweather and Melo than give a fair assessment to others, Mayweather is one of the worst role models for black people, but SAS will defend that guy to no end. Melo blows, but SAS will say he is the center piece and a superstar. Knicks are finding out even with Phil Jackson, they can’t do a thing to change Melo.

  • bigman fatman

    Yes, heat not even played that good game 6, only winned by 6 pt in the end!! Lin had bad game unfortunate and clifraud not trusted him in last 5 minute to play. He and stupid balded head, lose hornet chanced by not leaved Lin in playing through his bad time. Heat also came hungered that game wanting to win

  • webattorney

    Like I said, Lin will do what he wants to do. I for myself wish to see him play in playoff games even as a backup playing 25+ minutes because for me I find NBA regular season games too boring and too many. Do I think in is good enough to start? Yes. Is that clear enough for you?

  • Lin Dunn

    When I re read the survey question, which team offers Lin the best chance to realize his goals to go to the next level. Actually the answer is simple Spurs. Lets look at the risk / reward ratio. Any player playing for the Spurs (as a starter) will have a high reward / return if they work hard, and it is low risk (risking feeling un fulfilled at the end of the day). But of course we have to look at the likelihood of Spurs signing Lin (not high because they want Conley).
    With that in mind I group the teams in he following for Lin to start: high risk / high reward – 76ers/ Nets (reasonable high chance they will actually offer)
    High risk / low reward e.g. – Rockets (suicidal move)
    low risk/ low reward e.g. CHA (chance of CHA offering 7 mi/ yr X3 yrs high)
    Slightly above average reward/ slightly above average risk – Knick (chance of offering contract to
    Lin slightly below average, they want Rondo)
    Lin is heading into the best years of his BB career, IMO why not take high risk/ high reward with Nets. We know Atkinson has no record as a HC, the rest of the team is not the best. But I think if Lin has a chance to feel appreciated, and as long as the team is improving (Nets don’t have to even be in the playoffs the first yr, but move to 50/50 in the first yr, then get a playoff spot the next) then Lin will be OK.

  • bigman fatman

    Thanked you but no needing mocked me. Englished not my first languages. I from cambodia

  • webattorney

    No one says Iggy is not contributing. But maybe Lin feels he plays best as a starter, so he might not want to be a backup anymore if he can start on a lousy team. And no, I am not one of those who believe Lin on any team is a contender for the ring. Lin will undoubtedly make any team he joins a better team, but even LeBron couldn’t turn Philly into a contender.

  • bigman fatman

    Excellent post! I agreed everything. If Lin joined nets and team doing well but knick bad then lot of hate coming on top of Dolan/melo head big timed. Maybe no one coming to knick game after that

  • webattorney

    Nets is a good opportunity for Lin. In New York in a big stage.

  • Lin Dunn

    In the survey above Nets is winning. But since some people have doubts about Atkinson’s lack of experience and the rest of the Nets team, that is why I come up with the above analysis.

  • sws94

    I think there were huge swings in Lowry overall. The first round Lowry was overall not very good. Had he not gone to the 2nd and 3rd rounds, he would have been branded as a poor playoff performer. To his credit, he stepped it up in a number of games in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. But I still see him as feast or famine overall in the playoffs this season. Hopefully, next season, now that he’s used to playing in them, he’ll be less up and down.

  • sws94

    Honestly, they are also-rans in NY. They were the NJ Nets, not solidified as a NY team yet. The Knicks are NY’s basketball team. To take away the shine from the Knicks, the Nets need to go into the playoffs and do well. And that may take a few seasons. Knicks are a better chance for Lin to be on a big stage (again) in the NY area.

  • DX

    Actually, there are so many unsure things.

  • kauaiblue

    Agreed… No backup. He is a starter and star. Anyone talking of bench role is not paying attention or is trying to start and maintain a false narrative…

  • adele

    Not mocking you. It sounds cool. Please pardon me. But I really like the way you blog. Don’t change.

  • sws94

    Yes.

  • adele

    Keep on posting here big man fatman. I like reading your blogs. Not just the way you say these things but I sensed a good heart in your statements. Keep it going😉

  • sws94

    Lin as starting point guard only is a narrative as well. And who has used the word “backup” to describe any future role for Lin? No one I’ve seen that would include a possible play off the bench for Lin has used it. And that’s a possibility, not the first choice for many of us as well. If you are going to say others say this or that, it is wrong to say that they are saying Lin as “Backup” when clearly they think “6th man” is a much more inclusive and expanded role for a player.

  • HVJoy

    You are entitled to your “bottom feeders view point”.

    For me, it is Lin being a starter over reserve any day. Not to mention it is Lin’s career goal to be a starter before winning a champion.

  • DrewBear2

    Lebron is Melo’s best buddy. Just my impression from a million miles away…neither thinks Jeremy has what it takes to be on their team. The player culture on teams like the Cavs & Knicks is very different than the Hornets. “Stars” like MKG, Kemba & Nic are very different in personality & character.

  • sws94

    I think for Lin it’s demand. Lin is in demand most as what in the NBA? And if so, what’s the best version that goes with what Lin said in his Facebook statement? And are there any other factors? Lin answers none of these but posters looking at it as what are the real, practical possibilities are fine. The resistance to that is what it is.

  • DrewBear2

    “Many fans are assuming….”

    Yes, we’re making all sorts of wild assumptions here. The simple fact is we have no real idea of the kind of offers Jeremy will receive this summer. We hope for the best and it will certainly be better than last summer, but it will probably fall somewhere in between.

  • HVJoy

    You are entitled to your “bottom feeders view point”, sister.

    It is more than “a narrative”, it is Lin’s career goal to be a starter before winning a champion. Lin has stated so repeatedly.

  • sws94

    “bottom feeders” is an unfortunate and pretty insulting term to describe big Lin fans and good posters. Sad to see it being used.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Jeremy is ranked 34th among all FAs.

    Ranking the Top 50 NBA Free Agents Heading into 2016 Offseason

  • DrewBear2

    “at least he has a rapport with clifford and jordan and his teammates…”

    This is more significant than most of us might think.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    34th sound a bit low to me, even when you include all position….which list is that?

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    most underrated
    The ranking is absolutely a joke but JLin is at least mentioned.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Spurs is just way too risky for Lin, specially with Parker and Mills still there…Popovich will not allow Lin to just walk in and start ahead of Parker/Mills.

    If Lin wants to be a back-up, he’s probably better staying put in Charlotte than San-Antonio because he at least know what to expect from Clifford…On the other hand, he will have no idea what to expect from Pop or whether Pop will value him enough to give him 20mpg…I seriously doubt Lin gets this type of minutes on the Spurs with all the role players…At best, I see Lin receiving 15mpg on the Spurs.

    Also, Pop gets very angry at every little mistake and Lin had stated he wanted to be allowed to play through mistake…That will not happen with Pop…First turn-over and Lin will be subbed out.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    I’m referring his skill to get free

  • DrewBear2

    I don’t see “a big stage” as one of Jeremy’s priorities. Whether the Nets offer him the opportunity to grow towards his potential is the big question.

  • Acbc

    Spurs are a risk risk now. Questions about future with Pop, Duncan and TP is looming. With Alderidge ISO game, the shift away from Duncan’s team play may be sooner than later.

  • DX

    As expected, Kemba got A+, but don’t know it’s good sign or not😉

    ‘Charlotte Hornets 2015-2016 Season Grades: Kemba Walker’ via @fansided

    http://swarmandsting.com/?p=41262

  • DrewBear2

    I’m pretty sure Jeremy can beat out Mills for the #2 PG spot. He definitely won’t start ahead of Parker right away, but Tony’s best days are behind him and sometime soon he’ll need to step back into the backup/mentor role.

    The main issue with the Spurs is it’s unlikely they have cap space to afford a bid for Jeremy.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    is this guy trolling?…Serious question.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Agree on that…Lin, himself stated that while he doesn’t care about money in itself, more money is usually tied-up to how much a team values you.

    So for the most part, if Lin is offered a $10+M contract, that team will most likely give Lin a longer Leach to make it work and justify the contract.

  • DrewBear2

    Jeremy has definitely said that he wants to be a starter, but he usually adds the universal truth that everyone in the NBA wants to start. Another universal truth is that everyone wants to win a championship. I don’t think he’s prioritized those two goals publicly. Someone should ask him which he would choose if he could only have one in the next 5 years.

  • DrewBear2

    You mean like how Houston used Dwight “fairly”?

  • takeme2cruz

    Lol politic couldn’t be any worse.

  • Acbc

    What is essential is a place where team is desperate for a change. This is how Lin has always been put into a position to shine when the team runs out of options. Any team that has had options would choose not to use Lin. Even when Hornets were out of options, they went out and got Lee to put Lin on bench! Lakers, Rox got scrubs to play instead of Lin. We want to believe that teams recognize Lin’s value but few do. Even though Lin has clobbered the Spurs by himself so many times, they still don’t want to recognize his value.

    Lin with the nets and Sixers with a desperate team and fan base is where options are few and Lin has the ability to come in and actually prove his worth. Nets especially with many Linsanity fans still around makes even more sense now. MDA is now out of running IMO.

    Let Lin build the team like he has done with every team he’s played for and he’ll turn the franchise around in a couple of years.

  • HVJoy

    It would be a good question for Lin indeed. Being a starter or getting a ring, which comes first for him? Inquiring minds want to know. LOL.

  • takeme2cruz

    Can someone remind me the list of lin’s goals are?

    First is to be a rotation player and next would be?

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin’s plays better as a starter…that is the point most people who wants Lin to start are making.

    Even this year, his 11.7ppg was generated mostly by the 13 starts that he made…if you split his bench starts from his his 13 starts, you will see a massive gap.

    Why I’m saying is that Lin didn’t really played that well when he came off the bench…He had a few good games, but his statistics coming off the bench are horrible all-around.

    On the other hand his statistics as a starter are near all-star quality.

  • DrewBear2

    He’s never listed them 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.

  • alain gervais

    He deserve an A

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    a link to this list?

  • freemind

    Plus the staff attrition rate is kinda of alarming. if it’s promising they would hang in there right ? Pop is the only binding force but he’s no longer young. Plenty of uncertainty there.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    why would Lin even put himself in a position where he has to fight off the back-up PG just to get decent minutes?…At the very least, he was behind Kemba and no one else from the start in Charlotte.

    Clifford never asked Lin to beat out Roberts…so it would be disrespectful for Popovich to ask Lin to fight for a back-up role behind Parker.

    Also, Mills is a very highly regarded player in SA and he has an edge on Lin because he knows the system…I suspect Pop would favor him instead of Lin based on loyalty and familiarity…so Lin would have to be perfect to beat out Mills.

    And Mills is not a scrub…He’s a good player..I think Lin is better but Patty is no scrub..

    There would be plenty of team who will not ask Lin to beat ou

  • DrewBear2

    I would hope the NBA is not quite so messed up that only the most desperate of teams would be interested in acquiring Jeremy, but I’m afraid that’s probably the reality…at least this off-season when point guard demand could price Jeremy beyond the practical reach of some of the non-desperate teams.

    One dream scenario would be for Jeremy to quarterback a rebuilding team like the Nets from the cellar to playoffs and ultimately to a championship. But an equally appealing dream would be for him to join a great organization like the Spurs and become part of another run of championships like they had in ’03-07.

    Either dream is within the realm of possibility, but the first move must be made by the teams. Jeremy and we fans can only wait for those executive decisions and subsequent offers.

  • rookie75094

    Please don’t post the link to that garbage here…no click for the haters.

  • DrewBear2

    We hope there are “plenty of teams” who want Jeremy. I think most of us shared a similar hope last summer. It doesn’t sound like the Spurs are likely to be in the market this year due to salary cap restrictions. But IF they did make an offer, I don’t think it would be one that Jeremy should reject outright. No doubt it would be challenge playing for Pop and alongside players of that caliber.

  • sws94

    I really think it’s not Parker whose spot would be filled, but Ginobili’s. Lin can then transition to the starting PG in the base-case scenario. The danger would be for Lin not to be considered for that and be placed in the Ginobili role throughout his tenure with the Spurs. And Lin would be 30 or older maybe when he is the starting PG if that scenario played out.

  • DrewBear2

    I think Kemba & Jeremy deserve the same grade. They both played beyond the team’s expectations.

  • alain gervais

    Lin shooting percentage could lower the great but A- and A+. Same difference. Kemba made huge strides. We will see if it last

  • sws94

    That list is pretty generic. I was listening to Geno Smith of the Jets describing what most players want. He said be a starter, all-star, get a championship. I’ve heard the same thing from many players in different sports.

    And yes, he didn’t list them. And I also think that’s a dated statement, probably made in 2011. He’s experienced a lot and has played in many systems since. It doesn’t mean that he has abandoned any of those goals. But I don’t think we should see them as a blueprint of his decision-making in FA now.

  • sws94

    Overall, I agree. Even though Lin had problems with his new shot form, Kemba had defensive issues and needed Batum and Lin to help him run the offense.

  • sws94

    Agree.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    The only way I see Lin signing with SA is if he can not find a good offer with maximum minutes and big role…Basically, he will have to be in the same position he was last summer and being shocked how far his value had dropped after a year as a Laker.

    From what I’ve heard Lin rejected GSW advances because he felt he would not have a big role there…This is exactly the same reason why Lin would never sign for SA…His role will not be big enough, even on the bench.

    So last year, Lin signed with Charlotte, a team that did not make the playoff, instead of signing with a playoff team like GSW.

    That right there give you a hint that Lin cares a lot about his role…Charlotte was the best he could do at the time…Clifford had to promise him he would also play some minutes at SG so that would add up into his minutes.

    So unless Popovich can guaranty 25mpg, no way Lin signs there..I’m pretty sure Popovich thinks he’s too big to promise a player like Lin anything.

    Instead, Pop would probably tell Lin that he has to beat out his role players to get his minutes.

    I’m pretty sure Lin can do better elsewhere as for getting guaranty minutes.

  • bigman fatman

    Ok no problems, I forgiven you mocked my speaking. My heart in right placed but to many people don’t like ESL poster. I posted here more becaused I liked alot of posters here very good comment.

  • bigman fatman

    Thanked, I trying change one days my English improved and more people accepted

  • DrewBear2

    GWS are deep at PG. Were they considering Lin as backup to Klay? I don’t recall all the rumors from last year, but don’t think that the Warriors were one of the stronger suitors.

    As I said earlier, it’s very unlikely the Spurs will even make an offer. We’re all just fantasizing while waiting for July 1st.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Lin stated exactly that himself..I’m sure someone can pull out the article…..My guess is that GSW would had made Lin fight for his minutes too, just like all their role players.

    Lin would had to fight with Livington and Barbosa to get some minutes off the bench.

    This is why Lin should be careful about joining teams like GSW and SA…These team feels they are too big to offer a player like Lin anything..and at best, Lin would have to be perfect to get minutes.

    If Lin is telling the truth and that he rejected a title contender like GSW and picked a none-playoff team like Charlotte, that tells us he will do the same this summer…He wil go to the team that gives him the biggest role..not a playoff team that can only 20mpg.

  • DrewBear2

    There’s a pretty big difference between these two teams, most especially at both guard positions: age. I agree neither team would offer top dollar, yet demand higher performance.

  • adele

    no. he is good.

  • Lin Dunn

    When Aldridge signed, he wanted a guarantee that Pop will stay for 4 hrs (I read somewhere). Anyway the chance of Spurs offering Lin a contract is very little. Most of us wants him to be very careful in this next contract b/c these will be the peak of his BB life. Among things to consider or can not even be considered is the unknown e.g. team may lie to Lin. I consider Clifford lying to Lin when Lin understood that he will be allowed to play his game. It turned out semi OK b/c of the injuries and he was able to start a few games.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    well, I hear all the time that Lin should sign with the team that gives him the best chance to go deep into the playoff…even if that means a bench role..that’s what BSW wants for Lin.

    If this is indeed Lin’s new objective in his career, what better team to join than GSW or SA.

    So again, if Lin had the balls to reject GSW and join a scrub team like Charlotte, that tells us he’s not ready to sacrifice minutes in exchange for the chance to go deep in the playoff.

    As a Lin fan, I fully agree with this perspective…Lin is too young to sacrifice his minutes..He’s in his prime now and has got to sign with the team that offers him the biggest role so that he can prove himself in this league…even if that means signing with a team like Sixers or Nets.

    Lin can chase titles when he’s 31.

  • lleepar

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  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    swap kemba and Lin usage and you’d have Lin A+ and kemba D. simple as that. next year kemba will be D for sure when he has to play with guys like Lance

  • Briiick

    Agreed. Without him Hornets could have won more and gone deeper in the playoff.

  • Michael

    What does ESL mean?

  • JLin fan from Australia

    Sad! Wondering the character of some NBA players. This makes me feel even more how precious/unique of JLin’s characters in sports world. No wonder I follow a fellow genuine Christian who is almost half of my age for the first time:-)
    https://twitter.com/bolero2010/status/736648824614060034

  • Acbc

    English speaking Linfan! Lol

  • sport

    You don’t have to be Christian to be a good person. I’ve seen Christians who are crooks as well. But this is crazy for an athlete to die of a gun shot wound 🙁

  • Michael

    Totally agree with you man. Doesn’t matter what position Coach, player, mvp. Whenever he Must criticize a black athlete he buffers it with a lot of compliments first, unless that person did something so egregious (one of his favorite words ) that leaning towards him will jeopardize his job. Even now where it is obvious that Porzingas is more important to the future of the Knicks than Melo he always talks about what is best for Melo. There is nothing wrong with promoting black players, coaches etc, cause it’s a fact that even though black athletes make up the bulk of the players, you can count the number of coaches, refs…etc. on one hand, it’s just the way he treats non-black players that irks me.

  • Lin Dunn

    Australian fan did said “genuine” Christian.
    Anyway sad news for Jones, know nothing about him. He was shot in an apartment according to SI.

  • DaBoss

    Throughout the years he’s consistently stated he wants to be a starter.

  • sport

    I read the article seems like the man didn’t give any warning and just fired the gun. Wonder what was the reason behind the break in.

  • Lin Dunn

    It is sad, and he was just called up from the d league. I assume he is a SG being 6-6.

  • DaBoss

    No thanks.

  • Michael

    Maybe he wants the power to get rid of Harden if not it will be like Melo in NY all over again.

  • Michael

    Maybe he is being sarcastic? I’m not sure.

  • DaBoss

    If you don’t mind, every so often I can edit your posts so that you can read and then improve your written English –

    Here goes –

    I agree. Jeremy Lin is a top 3 pg in the league. Nobody is giving him a chance because he is Asian.

  • DaBoss

    Thank you, but no need to mock me. English is not my first language. I am from Cambodia.

  • DaBoss

    Thank you, I am trying to change. One day my English will improve and more people will accept it.

    (Is that what you meant to say?)

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Yeah it’s clear that you liked CLT vs. Miami games 1,2,6&7 in which Lin played backup minutes.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    I give up. Apparently you don’t understand the concept of +-.

  • psalm234

    This is so sad.
    Trying to break into his ex-GF, he got the wrong apt then got shot
    https://twitter.com/thenbacentral/status/736667068838248449

  • 7Jeremiah17

    So Lin plays PG for 25 min and Kemba gets only 23 min? Right.

  • psalm234

    It was starter, All-star then championships.

    Based on his latest goals to get to the next level & be the best player he can be, he knew what it took to get in the right system that fits him and allow him to improve on his impressive 13-game starter stats.

    I forgot how many games he started for the tanking Lakers but Lin definitely capitalized on his chances being a Hornets starter, even mostly as an SG. Teams can trust he can perform even better being a starter PG

  • Sophie Paris

    Crazy

  • alain gervais

    very stupid

  • HVJoy

    He was at the wrong place and lost his life. At 23, he just started his NBA career! Wonder if he was intoxicated…

    So sad for his family…

  • DrewBear2

    Since we don’t know the details of the rumored Warriors offer, it’s tough to say what trade-offs he’s willing to make. The Hornets gave him an opportunity to play enough minutes to increase his value in free agency. That was the main reason for insisting on a player option for the 2nd year. If the Warriors weren’t going to give him much playing time and insisted on locking the 2nd year, that’s not much of a choice.

    I know many here don’t make this distinction, but I’m part of the minority that differentiates between a 6th man playing >25 minutes vs a bench warmer playing <15 min/game. I'll again emphasize the difference between playing backup to a 34 year-old on the downslope of his career vs a 28 year-old on the upslope. For these reasons, GSW and SA are not equivalent situations.

    I don't presume to claim that Jeremy "should" pick any particular path. He knows his own priorities and will know the details of competing offers, while we can only speculate. All I'm stating is my personal opinion that it may not be a clearcut decision between some of these prospective starting vs non-starting roles.

  • 7Jeremiah17

    What was he thinking? Whenever I break into my ex-girlfriends’ apartments, I always wear a bulletproof vest. Smh.

  • Briiick

    Jlinporter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bleacher Report

  • deesee5

    I think championship is really a main goal..

  • takeme2cruz

    Reading the report, it says he broke down the front door then the bed room door with a gun. He could have killed somebody, possible more dead.

  • takeme2cruz

    Thank you. I think 5 yrs of rotation is too long already. No more back up.

  • deesee5

    I don’t know…. I mean I remember somebody calling this guy out at looking at his profil saying he spoke a more “proper english” early in his account history. Have you seen him post on the other site? Its kinda fishy to me…. JUST SAYING…. lol

  • wu kong

    In Texas people have guns and will shoot you especially if you break into their home. Sounds like he deserved to be shot… wrong apartment or not. Breaking down doors while carrying a gun sounds like he was intent on causing harm to the ‘girlfriend’. Glad no one but his crazy angry uncontrolled self was killed. could have been much worse.

  • Epie

    If someone breaks into my house, mostly likely with a weapon, I wouldn’t give any warning before I shoot.

  • Briiick

    Looking like a blow-out game, RW has improved a lot on setting up his team under the new coach.

  • Rick Johnson

    I don’t think All Star was one of them. Rotation / Starter / Championship

  • sport

    Refs finally doing something right, too favoring of OKC at the beginning and they started getting over physical so now GSW is getting calls.

  • alain gervais

    I think GSw getting favorable calls

  • sport

    Refs not giving GSW calls, KD and WB get more FTs and calls their way now it’s level with Refs giving GSW calls after OKC got too physical with Curry falling down.

  • sport

    Only started right now, previously they weren’t but after Curry fell down cause they were crowding him too much now they are getting fairer calls. Even announcers said OKC gets more FTs than Curry and Thompson. Refs been favoring OKC all series!

  • sws94

    Curry is just not right. Nice behind the back moves then careless with the pass.

  • freemind

    Yep ! 50 pages of click bait. I never click on these type of article.

  • sws94

    Now that was more like Curry. Nice handling and pass to Thompson who knocks down a 3-pointer.

  • sport

    Yes 4 point game!!! Thompson with the 3!!

  • sport

    Not his fault KD predicted his pass should’ve taken the layup for himself.

  • Briiick

    NBA Rumors: Indiana Pacers targeting Jeremy Lin if they failed to get Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls
    http://www.sportsrageous.com/nba/nba-rumors-indiana-pacers-eyeing-jeremy-lin-failed-get-derrick-rose-chicago-bulls/23858/

  • HVJoy

    GSW should be able to force Game 7.

  • takeme2cruz

    If Curry starts to hit his long 3s, this series will go long distance.

  • sport

    Missing FT? Curry is definitely not himself that 3 pointer right in Ibaka’s face was nice though.

  • sport

    Won’t help if his teammates sleeping on defense with OKC’s 2s!

  • takeme2cruz

    5 points lead is nothing.

  • sport

    Ok Curry smiled going into the Locker room they got this!!

  • sport

    Yup that’s why Curry smiled they know after break they got this! OKC was only leading cause refs were favoring them too much now it’s evening with GSW also getting calls. Just look at the stats, KD and WB both got more FTS this entire series than Curry and Thompson very unfair!

  • kauaiblue

    Lol… bottom feeder indeed…

  • sport

    See OKC reverting back to their ISO ways with KD try to be the hero and doing way too much! Loser iso hero ball has no business goes to the finals! Go GSW and great game by Thompson with his 3s, played great tonight!

  • sport

    LOL Donovan another Yes man coach KD going 6-19 is not hero ball? lol yea right!!

  • sws94

    GSW has better offense but OKC has better one-on-one players. And Westbrook’s penetration is explosive.

  • sport

    Westbrook taking a back seat this game which is a good thing cause KD wants to be the hero and that will cost them the game. OKC is known for their boring iso game and no matter what they will always revert back to hero ball after playing 1-2 teamball games.

  • kauaiblue

    Hey everyone, an asian education organization has filed a complaint with the Office of civil rights alleging discrimination against yale, dartmouth, and brown against asian american applicants… about time… jlin should a complaint with the equal employment opportunity commussion against the nba…

  • sport

    GSW really has no rim protection whatsoever.

  • kauaiblue

    they don’t have any rebounding at all… okc looks strong…

  • sport

    Thompson made his 1st shot to start 4th, exactly why he should’ve been play towards end of 3rd dumb rotation by Kerr!! Not sure why he’s staggering Curry and Thompson’s minutes and not using them together.

  • HVJoy

    He made another 3! Then he was called for a foul!? 9:33 4Q

    8 3-pointers!

  • kauaiblue

    westbrook 8-20 and durant like 9-24… it’s rebounding killing gsw…

  • sport

    OMG Thompson is amazing this game! Those 3 point shots are crazy!!! I hate the refs they are so favoring OKC with those ticky tac fouls on Thompson!

  • sport

    Refs rigging the game has been favoring OKC all series long!!

  • sport

    OMG f the refs, every time Kay makes an amazing 3 pointer they give OKC a foul, rigging the damn game!!!

  • HVJoy

    If this “Ref act” keeps up, we may not see a G7!

  • sport

    They are still doing after Curry made that 3 giving WB FTs. Hate these rigging refs!!!

  • HVJoy

    Another 3 from the MVP finally! Go Curry!

  • takeme2cruz

    go Curry.

  • sport

    Yes finally tied game f u refs for riggin the game and giving OKC Fts every time Klay and Steph made an amazing 3!!!!

  • HVJoy

    Love the facial expression of Papa & Mama Curry

  • takeme2cruz

    YESSS

  • HVJoy

    11 3 pointers from Thompson! Wow.

  • takeme2cruz

    They point wrong way.

  • takeme2cruz

    Refs bias got caught.

  • sws94

    Looks like a great, gutty win for GSW. Thompson is GSW’s player of the game.

  • sport

    Yes 5 point lead!! game over!!! 😀

  • alain gervais

    Okc back to iso ball and TOV every possession. Very disappointing. GSA to the finals

  • HVJoy

    His 11 treples are incredible!

  • sport

    Thompson has been great last and this game. But he’s been amazing this game with Curry really not play his best this series. Thompson is also deserving of MVP shots are just flawless!

  • HVJoy

    The MVP finally stepped up! The steal at 10 seconds 4Q is superb!

  • sws94

    I think they chocked. Durant and Westbrook aren’t champions if they can’t win now in GSW’s building.

  • sport

    That’s an NBA record with many tough shots! That catch and turn around 3 was the best highlight of this game no hesitation and so calm.

  • alain gervais

    OKc turning the ball over soo much. reverting back to their regular season self.

  • alain gervais

    yup

  • alain gervais

    OKC chocking real real hard. Some one provide CPR

  • sws94

    He kept the team in the game when OKC could have gone on a road.

  • sport

    I’m going to say this, if not for rigging refs GSW would’ve won with the lead already!! They better not be doing the same crap at GSW home court! So angry with their obvious rigging and favoring OKC with those obvious ticky tac fouls every time Klay and Steph made a 3 to get the game close!

  • alain gervais

    There was no rigging GSW got a lot of calls

  • deesee5

    They are too good man.. #balldontlie ha!

  • alain gervais

    OKC LOST this game just as much as GSW won

  • HVJoy

    It would be (hopefully) less likely for the refs to rig the game blatantly at home court.

  • Steppen03

    WOOHOO!!!!
    WooHoo…!!!!….
    GS WARRIORS!

  • kauaiblue

    glad gsw won… they are the only team that i like other than jlin… nba has a bad product… refs are the worst, and adam silver is a huge disappointment…

  • Brent Yen

    You mean The Heimlich maneuver?

  • CJSHYY

    Ya! So happy GSW won!!!

  • sport

    Not as much as OKC! Every time Thompson made a 3 towards he was given a foul call! If I didn’t know I would think that was Lin out there!

  • kauaiblue

    GSW! teamball wins…

  • HVJoy

    True! Lol.

  • sport

    Even announcers made a note of it during the game same Kevin Durant and Westbrook both have more fouls than Steph Curry and Klay Thompson in this entire series! That shows refs has obviously been rigging it.

  • alain gervais

    Thats not true.

  • alain gervais

    Because Curry and Klay shoot three west brooke and durant drive a ton.

  • Jamie

    Wow Durant choked so hard thats why he will never be the best
    no killer instinct so useless
    hope the Cavs beat the warriors now that okc choked compounded by refs helping GSW of course

  • sport

    That was very true, Thompson’s 3s got the GSW in range and refs would give OKC a foul changing the momentum! Good thing GSW stayed calm and made shots.

  • Jamie

    Refs got a lot of calls

  • alain gervais

    Because they drove and deserved the call. Ofcourse Lin would and should get more calls then JR smith. One drives the other don’t

  • alain gervais

    complete chock. I thought i wanted them in the finals but after this no. I hope GSw wins. Cant have chockers in the game.

  • Briiick

    It is good to see gsw win the game. If they can win in the next one, they are the new dynasty.
    It also helps Lin because it has changed the fad of NBA to small ball.

  • sport

    Disagree those were obvious fouls favoring OKC. They did that 3 times giving WB a foul call right after Thompson and Curry made a 3.

  • DrewBear2

    They choked so hard that they went into cardiac arrest.

  • Jamie

    Nope, really mad at Durant and Westbrook they dont know how to close games
    always with the ineffective low IQ isos

  • sport

    No just his and Westbrook’s hero iso ball losing the game even with refs giving them all those FTs! So glad GSW won. I hope they blow OKC out of the water at home game!!

  • alain gervais

    Westbrook is not a PG

  • Jamie

    Refs helped the GSW a lot too
    doesnt matter Cavs will destroy the Warriors

  • CJSHYY

    Klay played well in 4Q to help GSW…

    https://twitter.com/BenGolliver/status/736766158552981506

  • sport

    Klay played well this entire game 11 3 pointers that’s a record!

  • HVJoy

    GSW team ball > OKC ISO ball!

  • sport

    Curry and Klay’s are obvious hard fouls on the arm while Westbrook’s are ticky tac fouls with his back facing Klay.

  • alain gervais

    Some ridiculous shots as well. He has been the best GSW player all series

  • HVJoy

    TNT commentators especially Barkley praised Thompson’s record-breaking performance.

  • CJSHYY

    He really helped GSW tonight. So happy there’s game 7. Hope GSW win. :)))

  • sws94

    I agree. He just doesn’t look like a winner to me. I think RWB has some killer instinct, but Durant is lacking something.

  • sport

    With Curry really not playing at his best it’s about time he took over. In fact I feel Thompson doesn’t get enough shots or ball handling duties. If he can learn to make plays like Blake Griffin did he can be MVP as well.

  • sws94

    He’s a hard-charging scoring combo guard. He had 10/11 assists. Just shows how misleading stats can be. I’ll never be a stats-alone person.

  • sport

    Barkley saying KD and WB reverted back to hero ball!! haha Yup Tiger can’t change with Sheep’s clothing!

  • HVJoy

    Same here. 🙂

    I enjoyed the game tonight. Warriors team ball won!

  • Jamie

    Westbrook needs to facillitate better

  • sws94

    Absolutely.

  • Jamie

    but its more because OKC choked

  • Jamie

    nah he cant handle the ball hes a great 2nd option

  • sws94

    To his credit, he said he didn’t like how they were playing at half-time. Sometimes Sir Charles has good basketball intuitions.

  • JoeTeam

    may they hero game 7.

  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha Steph and KT are following in the footsteps of JLin this playoffs. Now, Kerr is better than Cliff, so my money is on GSW and what a series for the ages. Nothing counts unless they win the championship!

  • Jamie

    what footsteps?

  • sws94

    I think I said to you that they could come back and win 3 in a row. The next chance is in their own building. Good job Kerr and GSW.

  • JoeTeam

    KT and Steph were champs in the last 4 minutes. Iggy was a champ on D. Green was needed, but emotional and making mental mistakes. Bogut ho hum, Kerring going to small ball to end it was gutsy.

  • JoeTeam

    no, Steph and KT won it on offense, Iggy on D.

  • JoeTeam

    refs called it for OKC all night.

  • JoeTeam

    calm = championship mindset.

  • sws94

    Home cooking. GSW deserves the same when the teams go back there.

  • Jamie

    Green was not needed if he was making mental mistakes
    Steph struggled all series not so MVP like

  • sport

    Winning 3 games in a row when down 3 games.

  • JoeTeam

    fingers crossed! I am hoping you are proven right. To me it’s even odds now, OKC are so long! They are a tough playoff team, and we haven’t see them because last 2 yrs, KD and RW were hurt. Adams is buggin’ me lol. Unless Bogut and Speights play well, GSW can’t handle OKC bits. Fez in hack-a will kill GSW game, so he’s out for this series really.

  • sport

    WB is SG who can’t make his teammate better, KD needs a real PG to bring his best out and WB isn’t it.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY

    I think so too.

  • JoeTeam

    steph lookin’ sleepy like Lin lookin’ gassed. Such crouching tigers hidden dragons. The last 2 steals by Steph were marks of a champ!

  • sport

    Yup playing with WB and OKC has made KD think the best player needs to take most of the shots, not the case. Curry knew he was off so when Thompson played well he took a step back until the end when defense loosened on him.

  • sws94

    Excellent awareness by Steph. He’s so clutch and cool under pressure.

  • sws94

    He’s injured. But he’s still making big plays and organizing the offense when needed.

  • JoeTeam

    I was just thinking last five mins. this is the champions minutes. and the we saw it. Monday will be an incredible game. I hope GSW will have their heads on straight, because I just like them more than RW. KD I like, but RW makes it a no.

  • sws94

    Well, I just think in sports, sometimes it’s will. GSW has a great will to win. I don’t find that across the board with OKC. I think Donovan works the pride angle but who do you trust, Klay and Steph or Durant and Westbrook when it comes down to it in close games? I think if it is close in game 7, it’s the champs going to the finals.

  • JoeTeam

    neighbors said they are sure when he fell in the stands, it hurt his shot (elbow). We talked about how stupid … if steph all what, less than 180 lbs were falling on me, I’d catch him. It’s no worse than a football tackle. Those fans blew it scrambling out of the way.

  • Jamie

    charlotte lose the series they came back from 2-0 then lost it all

  • Jamie

    WB too selfish and hes not even a good shooter

  • sport

    Yea that’s his biggest weakness.

  • sws94

    I really think he’s attempting to involve team mates. It’s just, his best part of the game is his driving and scoring and mid-range game.

  • sport

    Yup but they did win 3 in a row just like what GSW is trying to do right now which is very difficult.

  • Steppen03

    Haha… Love It!
    Lucky Yoda… Nice!
    He’s right. It was a breathing taking game for me. I was on the edge of my seat with SC30 & KT’s threes to tie the game. And that Iggy’s layup – Sweet… They missed some critical free throws but the end was superb.

  • sport

    Yes why would you not catch a star player like Steph from falling? it’s dumb!

  • Steppen03

    Why are you complaining??
    It was a hard fought game. GS has the best record. Choking KD? He don’t deserved that. Where will OKC be if there’s No KD??
    Give credits where it’s due – GS outlast OKC.

  • JoeTeam

    KD and RW in interview … they are reeling. That laugh at curry’s D last interview is catching up. Hope they remain proud and arrogant.

  • sws94

    He had a bunch of bad plays down the stretch which are not what a Dwayne Wade, LeBron or a Jeremy Lin does. He did not show the winning plays in a close game that the true great players make in those situations.

  • JoeTeam

    RW and KD did not choke, GSW D stepped up. You could see it, esp Iggy. Then Curry with 2 steals just to ice it hard. Those were not mistakes, they were Curry acting out of it and pouncing.

  • sport

    Yup GSW for Championship all the way.

  • JoeTeam

    the D was lockdown.

  • JoeTeam

    one key game, and the CLE series will be amazing too. If GSW wins it all, this will be the season everyone refers to for future great teams. Bulls pushed back one generation. But GSW have to win it all, starting with Monday.

  • sport

    “attempting” but not really drawing defenders to get teammates open while chucking most of the shots and now even KD’s doing the same. You know it’s iso hero ball when your best player goes for 6-19. Mean while Curry knew he was off so took it easy going for 3-9 at one point when KD already took 19 shots.

  • Steppen03

    I don’t called out great players like KD or RW – they’re No chokers, especially not against Warriors’ good D. In your case, Spurs choked big time Vs OKC. D-Wade choked against Raptors. Lebron choked last season. And on and on… Anybody CAN choke. Its either Win or Lose. All Losers = Chokers. Including JL7. Including MJ before his rings.

  • DaBoss

    Yep. Had a feeling OK was doomed after seeing that. Should have never, never, never, NEVER done that. NEVER.

  • sws94

    Ok, but WB got to the line a lot. That helped his scoring. I’ll give WB credit for growing his game the past 2 seasons. He’s not there yet, but he’s moving in the right direction.

  • sport

    WB’s already at his ceiling and getting to the line was obvious refs rigging the game he barely got touched on those foul calls especially when his back is facing the defender.

  • sws94

    That’s just it. I think KD is a great stat player. Not a great winner. RWB I think has potential to be a winner, he has more drive and fearlessness than KD IMO.

    The reason why I’m saying OKC chocked, led by Durant and WB, is they had the game under control but failed to make good plays down the stretch.

  • Steppen03

    When they make shots is good plays. When they miss shots it’s bad plays. Simple. GS gained some momentum and locked down. It could’ve happened to any team. That’s why they are the best team tis season.

  • Steppen03

    I’ve been waiting for Iggy to show up in the series… He did tonight. I hope to see more in game 7. SC30 has been sleeping somewhat too… GS woke up in the last two games.

  • sws94

    But it was his decision making and lack of any execution rather than just missed shots on Durant’s end. He didn’t make anyone around him better, and he didn’t make plays in isolation. That’s a bad combination.

  • sws94

    Since I would like the same calls for Lin when he goes in aggressively like that, I’ll say most of WB’s called were legit. And this should change going back to GS. They should get the home whistle.

  • JoeTeam

    it was too natural a laugh by RW to be cocky. He just believes Steph is not a good defender, even though the tape shows otherwise. So, let them keep believing it for one more game, given I’m a GSW fan.

  • JoeTeam

    the choice is play or go home. That’s quite a choice, with no safety net. This team shows it thinks right when down to that. JLin thinks right.

  • DaBoss

    It was incredibly rude and disrespectful – you just don’t do that – gotta have some self control. I’m a Warriors and a big Curry fan too.

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, so how many people see JLin’s team down 3-5 with 2 mins left and feel ok … kw, harden, melo… will win it? Then you watch GSW, and you know Steph or KT will win it against a very long, very good playoff OKC. That’s the difference. Somebody has to give JLin a shot. Nobody he’s been with, anointed with the ball, can win it.

  • JoeTeam

    yes and steph is classy all the way.

  • webattorney

    Lin never played on a team with great players, so it’s hard to say how Lin will fare, but I agree none of Lin’s former teammates will be able to lead their team to wins like KT or Curry.

  • webattorney

    OKC didn’t choke.

  • CJSHYY
  • webattorney

    I thought today RW tried to take too many long jumpers; that’s not his game.

  • webattorney

    I agree.

  • JoeTeam

    yep, to the rim or midrange.

  • JoeTeam

    or whenever Lin has it in last few mins, I think he can win it.

  • real-dsb

    Yep, Durant’s response was fine, he wasn’t going to give Curry any credit, fine.

    But Westbrook laughing/giggling at the question was straight disrespectful. I think it reversed the karma of Draymond’s kick to Adams.

  • CJSHYY
  • An Fab

    Fangirls are back on force via JT and many other handles posts to worship SC30 and Kerr..hehehe

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    You heard it here first…Don’t be surprised if Teague is traded to the Sixers for either Okafor or Noel.

    Sixers needs to win so they will be looking for veteran PG…They have too many front court players that don’t stretch the floor…Teague for Okafor makes sense for both team since ATL will feature Schroder as their new starting PG.

    Also, Phoenix Suns may move one of their 2 star PG because they need to free up a guard spot for Devin Booker who is a shooting guard and has shown great potential for a 20 year old.

    So look for the possibility of Eric Bledsoe being traded for either Okafor or Noel…My guess the Suns would rather have Okafor since they already have rim-protection in Chandler and Lens.

    All that could eliminate one potential suitor for Lin since Philly is expected to be a possible destination for Lin.

    This is why it is not guaranteed Lin will lock up a starting spot this summer..I’m praying he does get one, but nothing is a sure thing yet.

    My guess is Rando goes to either the Knicks or Nets, so that remove another suitor..and it really probably leave 1 spot open for Lin and he will not have much leverage to negoptiate with Nets since that spot could possibly be the only 1 left.

  • Lin Dunn

    Yeah many moving parts, but hopefully there will be at least 1 spot left for lin. Teague to 76ers, Rondo to Knicks, Conley to Spurs that may leave 3 teams in need of starting PG: Nets, Grizzlies and King. 2, if they decide to start Chalmers.

    In addition, Bulls may trade Rose to Piston

  • adele

    Lin needs only one team. He is not going to multiple teams. If one pg goes to a team that’s a vacant spot right there. There are 4 teams with weak pg at this time. Nets, Knicks, 76rs, mavs. Now, if you say rondo is going to the Knicks, then that Sacramento will be left open. If Conley is going to the nets, then Memphis is open. This upcoming season, lin will have a lot of opportunities and praying for good offers and starting position. Please don’t try to throw cold water to a burning enthusiasm. We are all speculating here. If you create a goal or a dream, aim high! Dream big! Think of every aspect and don’t be shallow in your speculations. I’m sure Lin knows the difference between blind risk and calculated risk. I trust his judgment and decision. He maybe wrong at times but that makes him more human just like all of us. Nevertheless, he is still a special person that we follow and put our time and interest to know him more.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Collison will probably get the nod in Sacramento if Rando leave..Collison played very well with greats stats.

    I agree that ypu have a bunch of moving parts..PG tht switches team can shut down potential spot for Lin but can also open up new opportunity.

    I do feel that Teague leaving takes out a potential spot while not opening up a new once since Schroder fills out the spot that Teague vacates.

    Same thing for Collison…Rando leaves Kings to steal a spot from Lin but Rando does not open-up a new opportunity by leaving because Collison may be used to fill up the Kings starting PG spot.

    So Rando and Teague getting traded and filling up a starting spot is bad news for Lin.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • Lin Dunn

    Hi since you are responding to my message and you said, “please do not throw cold water”. I don’t think I am throwing cold water. I was the one who said, if Conley goes to spurs, Memphis is open. I was the one who said, if TEague, Conley and Rondo leaves potentially there are 3 teams with starting PG slots. I also said if Rose is traded potentially Chicago is open.
    Any way Cheers to ehthusiasm, and prayers for LIn.

  • DX

    Totally agree with you, there are so many unsure things. Just trust for the best and prepare for the worst.

  • takeme2cruz

    Very hard for it to happen, Teague is a final year contract free agent unless the 6ers are all in to offer him max like the Hornets and Batum.

  • takeme2cruz

    You gave a prediction of possible trade from 6ers, what does that hAve anything to do with lin getting a starter job from anywhere else?

  • adele

    Yes I realize I should put my response to the blog on top of your blog. My bad.

  • adele

    He is trying to improve his English. He is Cambodian. Please give him some slack. I like his post. I find it cute and sensed a good heart.

  • adele

    So you believe in Teague, Collison, Schroeder , Rondo and all the other pg except Lin? Why play devils advocate here. Would you want us to believe or accept your mentality or your speculations that all the other pg in the league is better than Lin and deserve to start and not Lin? Very interesting speculation you have there😳

  • sws94

    Exactly. Prepare for things we did not envision as well.

  • Arsenium12 .

    This is from the profile of “bigman fatman”. It doesn’t look like there’s much language difficulty.

    bigman fatman 23 days ago

    Someone on clutchfans said something I agree with: JLin doesn’t play well with too much pressure. We saw how Lin dissappear when kemba needed him in game 6. I was very sad about that, and I think we as Lin fans should accepted this facts. Maybe Lin can overcome his mentality but I know from personal experience that this is very hard to do, almost impossibur to win a fight against yourself. I would be happy if Lin choses to be a starting pg for a team, but I also happy if Lin decided to be bench player as 6th man. Whatever happen, Lin should chose the best fit for him and also get HIS $$$. I want to see lin come to raptors if possible. Our coach is not as good as Clifford though.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’m just going by media speculation and how they rate all these PG, not by our own ratings….but of course, I hope Lin locks up a starting spot…but we are kidding ourselves if we think it’s a done deal.

    Teague is expected to be traded to make room for Schroder….and Rando, from what I’ve heard, will not be re-sign by the Kings because they feel like Collison will be fine manning their starting PG spot..Also, Seth Curry may get rotational minutes as a back-up PG there.

  • sws94

    Dreaming big for a player and who teams will pick out of an available pool of players based on their perceived needs and budgets are two different things.

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Kings have Collison and Curry, in case Rondo leaves.

    If Bledsoe leave Phoenix, they already have Knight as PG and they will play Booker at SG..So that is filled.

    If Teague leaves Hawks and locks up a starting spot elsewhere, he does not open up a PG spot since Schroder will be ATL new starting line-up.

    So it is not true that every PG that gets traded or signs elsewhere will automatically open up a new opportunity for Lin.

  • lleepar

    Could Charlotte lose Batum (and what would that mean for JLin)? I’ve been mulling over Charlotte’s cap problem ever since that FIBA article came out about Batum coming to an early agreement with Charlotte so he could play for France in the Olympic qualifying tournament. That seems that Batum not only would hamstring Charlotte with a max contract, but also (by the immediate signing) make his bird rights flexibility inconsequential for Charlotte. He could literally put Charlotte out of the free agency market if he insists on an immediate contract.

    Can someone more familiar that I am with the CBA explain if there are any other considerations? If Charlotte loses Batum because some other team with not only give him max, but also give him a July 1 commitment, would that increase the chances Charlotte trying to keep JLin?

  • webattorney

    I have a feeling that like last year, we will all be surprised by where Lin ends up; that had been the case every year when he joined Houston and Lakers.

  • takeme2cruz

    No other team will go after Batum with max contact, not one I’ve heard of.

  • TTNN

    no team can sign on July 1 anyway. Will be much harder for Hornets to operate for sure.

  • webattorney

    I just don’t understand why RW cannot get it through his head that he has to stick with what worked the best for his team.

  • TTNN

    not really, I’d think LAL could do that and they don’t mind to do that.

  • webattorney

    It all depends on who his teammates are. Because Lin is not a great long jump shooter like Curry or Klay, he really needs good teammates to do that.

  • fakie

    Confirmed weba you’re one of them. hahaha

  • TTNN

    I wouldn’t think Hornets will try to keep Lin if they missed out Batum……

  • takeme2cruz

    Only the Hornets are hyping up Batum with the help of local media. Cho gave up too much of their young, future for Batum and they don’t want to make themselves look like it’s a big mistake.

  • takeme2cruz

    ….or the offer would be too low under the market.

  • webattorney

    I told my wife when GSW was down with 4 minutes to go, “GSW will make one last push. Hope OKC falters.” But my wife got mad at me for celebrating because she likes KD. I don’t know why. Lol

  • webattorney

    One of whom? Don’t understand.

  • lleepar

    That’s where I get confused. There’s a discussion over on At The Hive where someone asserts that an announced verbal agreement (July 1) counts immediately against the cap as a signing (July 9?) would. Further, an announced agreement is necessary for France to get the insurance required for Batum to play for them this summer.

  • lleepar

    Maybe not. Where are the Hornets planning on starting Batum next year? At SG?

  • webattorney

    JoeTeam, I noticed that GSW fans were watching the game at the Oracle stadium on the big screen. Is that free, and can anyone seat anywhere as long as they show up early? Or is there an admission fee? Raptors crowd was amazing to see. Same thing with GSW fans. So much money rolling around in that area.

  • sws94

    My guess is Kemba, Batum MKG and Cody. It all depends on MW. If they keep Lee, maybe Lee is SG? However they designate the players, Batum would play the distributing/facilitating role he did last season.

  • sws94

    When GSW starts to nail 3s, there’s a tendency for teams to want to respond in kind. Thompson’s hot shooting may have had an effect on RWB’s shot selection. But I agree with you. How he played in games they won works better for his team.

  • takeme2cruz

    My best guess would be Batum want to get the contract out of the way before he can travel to France for training camp.

  • Brent Yen

    Because there is one part missing in this get it through process…LOL

  • webattorney

    I didn’t want to say that in all fairness because RW has been playing well this series. My estimation of his game went up due to the way he has played during this series.

  • webattorney

    Agreed. I had a bad feeling for OKC then. Lol

  • Brent Yen

    he has not changed much from what I can tell…..the roasters around him have

  • webattorney

    Above any player, I am a fan of great athletic competition, although I do tend to root for underdogs. To make 11 3s in one of the most pressure filled games of his life is an incredible achievement and testament to how he handles pressure. Klay the Greek. I call him the Greek because he looks like a Greek person, his profile and all. And also, I didn’t think Curry would be able to hit those shots at the end. Somehow, he was open enough for him to take those shots; maybe OKC was tired or they were focusing on Klay more. Adams has been one constant reason for admiration. I was telling my wife after the game “If KD and Adams went to GSW, no one could beat them for long time. Maybe they will.”

  • takeme2cruz

    Like Adams said, they are little monkeys hard to chase them around.

  • webattorney

    That’s very racist. jk Adams’ value just went up so high IMO.

  • kauaiblue

    Wonder where JLin goes? I think it will be Nets. Dantoni going to Houston was something I never would have expected.

  • takeme2cruz

    Adams is an underrated big man.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree Klay played so well last night, w/o him there’s no Game 7 for GSW.

  • sws94

    Choices that will present themselves for Lin are up to league/team considerations out of a pool of players. Lin will be given offers depending on how the team perceives he’d work to improve their team. Position, years, and others competing for Lin’s positions have to be put into the mix, which is what you’re doing.

    I’d love to see Lin not be in FA for a few years. I find it exhausting. It would be nice to find a home, IMO, and use his talent for that organization.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    If you watched the entire game like I did, you would notice that GSW had put the Thunder in a nightmare. In the last 5 minutes, everybody would think the Thunder had the game sealed but the Warriors made an incredible comeback when the Thunder was virtually sleeping on the court. They must have been in a kind of coma watching Curry made incredible plays after plays. Could Westbrook snigger right now?

  • CJSHYY

    Rox offered MDA as HC that sort of made a statement to the league “We want Jeremy Lin back.” I don’t know this will make Lin more popular for this summer FA or make other teams think there’s no chance Lin will come to our team?

  • Jamie

    Nah OKC had it but they choked especially KD he has no killer instinct thats why they lost its not that GSW won more so OKC choked

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

  • Jamie

    Nah they just choked, especially KD
    couldnt get the job done

  • CJSHYY

    Well, OKC just 5 min away from the final but they collapsed… I think Klay was the one who really saved GSW last night.

  • BobbyH

    I will believe that if Morey is gone.

  • DX

    NBA Rumors: Lin and Rondo Eyed To Form NY Knicks’ Offense Next Season Under New Head Coach Jeff Hornacek

    http://www.newseveryday.com/articles/44273/20160529/nba-rumors-jerremy-lin-rajon-rondo-new-york-knicks.htm

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! He really needs to thank Klay for his good shooting night to help GSW ….

    https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/736921034507603969

  • takeme2cruz

    Speaking of nightmare, mine started almost a year ago, the 1st game of the season. When Clifford decided to start PJ after all the positive expectation of how he used Lin in the preseason. Since then Lin became the regular rotation player of last in first out off the bench.

    The nightmare repeated at game 6 and 7 in playoff.

  • takeme2cruz

    He loves basketball but he loves his players more, after his money. lol

  • takeme2cruz

    So according to the Hornets news media, Lin is rated A- but he’ll be the Hornets’ last choice to bring back. That bridge should be burnt.

  • sws94

    I agree with you about KD and killer instinct. He’s a very skilled player, but skill alone doesn’t make for a winner. I haven’t seen that he’s a winner when the stakes are at their highest. OKC had 3 chances to advance. Now they are down to 1 and the momentum is not in their favor nor will be the environment they play in on their next chance.

  • sws94

    KD doesn’t have a shooter like Thompson on his team. He’s the best shooter on his team. If KD had that, and saw him hitting shots and didn’t pass to him, then it would be more comparable.

  • alain gervais

    Thats because they have no bird rights. Meaning he will count against the cap. While Marvin and datum won’t. IDK if I’m a 100 percent right but thats what I’ve heard

  • Jamie

    But KD and Russ couldnt get it done DUrant has no killer instinct CHoked so hard
    Kudos to Kerr though, still

  • sws94

    It’s economic more performance-based IMO. Lin was huge for Charlotte, they probably worked out different money situations and what they could offer Lin isn’t close to what he’ll be offered by other teams. So they may have resigned themselves to feeling like it’s unlikely they’ll get him back. And they do have Marvin and Al to think of too who are FAs. Biggest, Marvin.

  • sws94

    *more than*

  • alain gervais

    If datum leaves which i doubt then Lin would be mandatory. That being said I’m guessing their though is if they get dwight howard. He will make up for losing Lin

  • sws94

    From a certain standpoint, yes.

    But from a team contribution standpoint, I don’t think DH will make up for Lin. Can’t hit FTs and one of the big contributions Lin gave Charlotte was drawing fouls and getting to the FT line late-games to knock down shots. Dwight is not clutch like Lin either in late-game situations. Nor can he run an offense when teams load up on Kemba or Batum. Or play on a high level often when Batum is out or Kemba. And Dwight is more injury prone.

    Lin is a tough guy to replace. Maybe Oladipo could replace Lin, someone on that level. Charlotte will find out, IMO.

  • alain gervais

    Oladipo cant. His defense is questionable. This is why Lin isn’t a back up. Charlottes pace had a lot to do with Lin. How many game did the bench have a deficit only to make it a lead. If/when Lin leaves charlottes pace will slow down. Which may benefit datum but hurt Kemba

  • sws94

    Oladipo’s defense is questionable? I thought he was known for having strong D. It seemed good when I watched him. I think he has a weak jump shot. Otherwise he can pass, dribble drive and is good on D. That’s what I thought.

    MKG pushes the pace. If Cliff had more creativity in his coaching and MKG stayed healthy, we could have seen a lot more of what we saw the Cavs game where they had a few fast breaks running together. Without MKG, it’s Batum’s pace, which is slower for sure.

  • JoeTeam

    nice find … love the positive JLin fans.

  • alain gervais

    You maybe right. IDK much about oladipo. His shot selection and making abilities is questionable. On a good team he wouldn’t average 10 ppg. schroder is better then him although olidipo is bigger and a better defender

  • Peter Truong From Riverside CA

    Rondo like to pass the ball. Might be a good idea.

  • sws94

    Shroeder is a very poor man’s Lin IMO. I find Lin far better. I have a really high opinion of Lin’s game. Now I have a laundry list of things I hope he works on this winter, like avoiding charges by using a Euro-step, more hesitation moves, etc,, but I think he has a special quality to will some plays at key moments in the game that is an intangible that I don’t find with other guys as much. Even though some of them may have better stats.

  • Ben Johnson

    If Jlin can’t find a multi year starting pg offer or hook up with the spurs to replace Manu, how about a one year contract with the rockets as the starting pg? Dantoni would definitely stagger Jlin and hardens minutes, and would play Jlin a guaranteed 36 plus minutes a night…should boost jlins numbers to at least 15/6 and give him a good shot of landing a starting pg job the following year…let’s be honest, it’s better than going back to Charlotte to rot

  • alain gervais

    Schroeder is 21 so he can develop. Lin is far better clearly. As for Lin developing. Thats a guarantee.

  • sws94

    Good point. He’s a very young player and a very good player. He’ll probably start within the next 2-3 years.

  • sws94

    Ugly team. Without the ugliness, sure. But with their history, media, really horrible people like Clutch around them, just would hope not. And Harden is still Harden. And Morey, Morey. Even for a year. Understand the reasoning, however.

  • Ben Johnson

    One of those two needs to be able to shoot the 3 ball at 40% for the idea to work

  • Ben Johnson

    Yeah, it’s not a good situation, but I think mda would help Jlin boost his value… also, if Jlin explodes, Les may get on board with trading harden away for a Jimmy Butler or another all-star…

  • sws94

    Nothing is impossible. I don’t know if they’ll ever get so sick of Harden’s one-dimensional approach to the game and laughable effort on D to just give up on him. But, that is what they may need to do. Harden as leader/franchise player can get them but so far. Someone like Butler is a much more complete player.

  • grover chang

    But he can’t penetrate. If you can’t do that by yourself or with a pick or with a point forward then the defense is never challenged.

  • grover chang

    Good shooting it was. Yessss!!

  • adele

    The media is also speculating. And you know most of them are Lin haters and discriminates. Everything is just a guess. If that is not your opinion or speculation, then what do you expect us to react from that speculation? You want Lin fans to believe that Lin will not have any chances out there and it’s impossible for him to get a starting spot in the NBA?

  • Lin Dunn

    Why is Houston better than Knicks? If Lin has to return to a former unpleasant situation, I think most people may think Knicks is less of 2 bad situation. At least Melo won’t compete with ball handling. At least Melo is willing to play D.
    Lin is smart, I think he will work extremely hard next yr as a starter (I believe he will be a starter), otherwise the team that offers him a starter position will be using him as a placeholder to wait for Westbrook FA the following yr.

  • Phoenix Rising

    Announced verbal agreements mean nothing, IMO. Please see, DeAndre Jordan – Mavericks, 2015

  • Briiick

    Harden is worse than Melo because he is a guard and will not let another guard in his team take more than 10 shots per game.

  • Jamie

    Same thing with Charlotte. They couldn’t get it done

  • DX

    And Harden doesn’t do anything on D, so the others need to cover him.

  • webattorney

    I think Lin’s destination will surprise us, as has been the case for the last 3 years. Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. Not many anticipated this. So my guess would be his choice will be OUTSIDE choice by most Lin fans.

  • webattorney

    IF Lin were NOT to start, just IF, he definitely needs to close games.

  • webattorney

    Can you type something in Cambodian, so I can see you are really from Cambodia? Lol

  • webattorney

    I don’t presume to want Lin to do this or that; he will do whatever is good for him in context of what offers are available. Therefore, I just focus on in what role I would like to watch him play. Since I have watched his games for many years, I realized that I mainly enjoy watching him play in playoff games when it really counts. Therefore, if the choice comes down to joining a bad team as a starter vs. joining a very good team as an impact backup PG/SG, I rather see him in the latter role, so I can at least watch his games during playoff.

  • JoeTeam

    Hard to say without knowing him lol.

  • JoeTeam

    Kt iggy and sc

  • Rick Johnson

    Anybody who takes ball out of Lin’s hands at PG is a liability. No Rondo.

  • kauaiblue

    No way!

  • DaBoss

    Let’s be honest – Jlin will land a starting PG spot this year, not next.

  • Michael

    ^^ Got it!

  • Michael

    For 2 million they should have given him an S.

  • Michael

    Nooooooo Rondo has totally lost his way.

  • cdblue10

    Majority of us really preferred Nets for Lin but I think he will surprised us again with a team that we are not expecting.

  • CJSHYY

    Haha! I always think he will go back to Lakers this summer. Well, somehow I feel after MDA was hired as Rox HC, Rox has became an unexpected team where he probably will join…. I certainly hope not.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    no more unexpected team. Lin is almost guaranteed to go to the Nets. they’re gonna make him an offer and he’s gonna accept it. there’s really nothing more to it

  • Rick Johnson

    Eric He ‎@erichesports
    This Steph story from @AlSaracevic. How do you not like this guy?
    https://twitter.com/erichesports/status/736789116499562496

  • zxcvb

    It’s possible, but this season is very different.

    1) Lin’s stock is high again (esp. in a weak FA market). He’s in control.
    2) Atkinson and MDA are the only 2 coaches Lin has a strong trust with.
    3) Nets are in a very unique, desperate situation.

    If the Nets offer, then Lin will accept.

  • Acbc

    Wow what a great story. Thanks for sharing. What a classy guy.

  • zxcvb

    I’m so excited (and nervous) for free agency, watching these playoffs makes me realize how vulnerable every single team is. A Lin-led Nets team can work miracles. GSW is the only team that “scares” me and OKC would have knocked them off in 6 if not for KD’s selfish choke job.

    This is Lin’s last and best chance. He needs that Nets gig. He’s ready for that Nets gig. But if he doesn’t get it…ugh.

  • adele

    Lin is going to surprise us but in a good way. Last season doesn’t have a lot of opportunities. He took a pay cut because he knows that this season there’s an increase in the salary cap. Also this season will have a lot of teams with a weak pg position. It’s like playing chess last season. He is going to win in this coming free agency. To those who doesn’t believe in him be it haters, racists and jealous players, etc I can just say now that there’s something big coming for Lin. He is in my prayers.

  • adele

    Except for hornets, Knicks and rockets, I’m fine as long as he starts. He he he.

  • CJSHYY

    I like this.” I am, too. ” Said Steph. :)))

    Saw Lin took picture w fans that wore others players jersey before….. Both Lin & Curry are my favor players from NBA.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    i highly doubt Lin is going back to the Knicks with Melo there. but the idea of Lin and Rondo backcourt under Hornacek is quite intriguing to say the least. i don’t like Rondo’s game because all he does is try to rack up assists at the detriment of the team BUT if it means Lin will get a bunch of good looks at the basket, i’m all for it

  • james brown

    what do you mean by this…”all he does is try to rack up assists at the detriment of the team”? can you expound because i believe assisting will always be a positive.

  • CJSHYY
  • psalm234

    76ers wants PJ Carlesimo to replace MDA as the associate HC.
    Without MDA, it will be interesting to see if 76ers have any interest in pursuing JLin as the starting PG.

    https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/737120427563089923

  • TTNN
  • psalm234

    Another rumor that the Bulls like Ty Lawson and Jeremy Lin
    This is like night and day!
    https://twitter.com/ChiSportUpdates/status/737121494245904384

  • psalm234

    oh thanks, I missed the 1st part.
    The downside of twitter 🙁

  • heart

    The NBA’s official Facebook page already revealed which teams will be playing in the Finals By Jacob Price@ohholybutt on May 29, 2016, 9:40a http://www.sbnation.com/2016/5/29/11807820/the-nbas-official-facebook-page-already-revealed-which-teams-will-be-playing-in-the-finals

  • PETE B
  • TTNN

    I don’t think verbal agreement counts, otherwise, there is no DJ drama last summer. Only signed contract will impact the cap, verbal agreement don’t. that’s how they can manipulate, by push the Batum signing later, and sign FA first. I think Batum wanted to play on the national team, but if Hornets don’t sign quickly, not sure what kind of changes could happen.

  • psalm234

    This is so appropriate for JLin #nevergiveup #neversettle
    https://twitter.com/AthIetesForGod/status/737114378550579200

  • Brewkowski

    And Psalm runs clutchfans and harden plays defense.

  • zxcvb

    Brett Brown said good things about Lin last year and Bryan Colangelo
    said they “liked” Lin as a prospect/rookie (but didn’t sign him so
    whatever). It still possible but now very unlikely.

    Not promoting MDA and shopping Noel/Okafor shows they want to trade for or draft a PG. Colangelo is very reactionary and goes with trends/public opinion. People are angry at him for “derailing” the process and benefiting from nepotism, so he’s going to play it “safe.” Better to fail with a rookie PG or Schroder than “risk” signing Lin and upsetting people.

    Nets are much better anyway for Lin, but I do hope Lin gets a counter-offer to boost his contract/leverage.

  • Brewkowski

    No, I think kd does have a killer instinct and tried to take over the game with his hero ball but his shots failed him and made the rest of his teammates stand and watch rather than remain active participants.

  • lleepar

    The DJ/Mavs deal clearly indicates that one of the parties can renege on an unsigned verbal agreement. But that deal was public, and I’m not sure what the rules required the Mavs to commit in cap resources before DJ backed out (if anything). Maybe it was nothing, as you believe. I know secret commitments are frowned on by the league, and the T-Wolves paid a heavy price for guaranteeing a player a contract at a later time, but not reporting it. Story in link below.
    http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=100243&page=

  • Ben Johnson

    Would definitely not mind JLin playing with Butler…Butler is supposedly a bit of a diva, but he plays great defense and I bet would let JLin control the tempo and play the actual point guard position, and not stand in the corner waiting for passes that never come

  • DX

    Piano is the hardest lesson for kids.

  • sport

    Definitely a no to Bulls, FO also doesn’t know what they’re doing. It’ll be another toxic environment.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    probably meant they really like Jeremy Lin as the starting point guard to replace Rose once they trade him. and they really like Ty Lawson as the backup point guard to replace Brooks

  • occupatio

    indeed. the window is closing fast.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • JFirst

    Good for practicing finger dexterity – but he should get a higher chair

  • JFirst

    Really? I thought stringed instruments were hard – for one, they hurt (trying to press down on the strings)

  • CJSHYY
  • deesee5

    Well I must thank @Arsenium12 .:disqus for pointing this out to me! LOOK at his posts from up to 24 days ago on his profile. His english is nowhere near as bad as compared to today where he talks like a stereotypical FOB Asian. There is no doubt in my mind hes trolling you guys. lol

  • deesee5

    Ha! Got em’!!!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Knicks is a better situation exactly for what you stated…Melo does not compete with Lin to be the PG…On the other hand, Harden does directly compete for Lin as for ball-handling.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    generally assists are good. the way Rondo goes about getting the assists aren’t. think of him as an assist hog in the way that Kobe is a shooting hog. he’d hog the ball not to shoot it himself but to force a pass that’s often not there just to get an assist. there were many instances where he’d risk the game just to get that last assist for a double-double in scoring and assists. he’s pass up a wide open shot a few feet away for a blotch attempt at getting an assist. he’d always have the ball in his hands so often times there’s no swinging the ball around, no movement, only forcing passes into the hands of the star players. possessions after possession are wasted since he usually can’t get the guys good looks because no one is moving and he can’t really dribble penetrate all that well

  • joy

    They’re alike in many ways. They both are humble, wise, funny, self-control on/off the court, and have strong faith in God. I’m surprised they’re good friends.

  • Steppen03

    That’s why SC30 is next to JL7 right on top of my fav. players list. =). That’s why I want GS to win it all. That’s why I don’t mind GS to be the best team for years to come. That’s why GS is lucky to have a SC30 as a franchise player.

  • Steppen03

    Don’t said it too soon. It’s not a close and shut case. Never was. I don’t care what team as long as the FO gives JL7 full commitment.

  • John Focker

    Still no official announcement from Rockets, Sixers, or D’Antoni himself. Morey, the traditionally vocal GM, hasn’t said a single word. Also, under normal circumstances Jeremy would be the first to congratulate D’Antoni on becoming HC again. No one else thinks that this whole thing is weird? That EVERYTHING is “announced” via third party, but never from the organizations themselves?

  • MoominFloren

    I’m thinking the same…….

  • PPP

    You read too much at isay, haha

  • John Focker

    Perhaps. But one can’t deny that this isn’t normal. 🙂

  • John Focker

    Some fans in Rockets forums are wondering too, it is most unusual.

  • PPP

    Dont think Hornechek signs any contract yet?

  • CJSHYY

    Maybe Lin’s not confirm he will back to Rox yet so…. ???

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Could it be possible Less hired Lin because he felt that this is the best possible way to lure Lin back to Houston.

    If that was the plan, you’d think Lin would be contacted before hiring D’Antoni to ask him if he would consider returning.

    Unless Lin is offered the best offer by Houston + a starting spot, I see no reason for him to go there, specially with James Harden still there and playing as a PG.

  • Lin Dunn

    You follow Rockets forum?

  • Lin Dunn

    Les / Rockets/ Morey are hiring MDA for Har-den and Lin.

  • CJSHYY

    I think Rox hired MDA it’s for lure Lin back to Houston but I don’t think Lin said 100% he will be back yet. Lin will have teams that want him this summer….plus Harden sure wants to control the ball so…..

  • CJSHYY

    That rumor said there’s team wants to offer Lin 4 yrs w 56M maybe also from Rox….?

  • John Focker

    This summer is no less elusive than last. Woj reported Lin to Mavs but it didn’t go through. Just saying anything can happen until D’Antoni (or at least Lin, who’s definitely in the circle of trust) confirms.

  • lleepar

    JLin’s “Running Man” video in Iceland reported in the Icelandic press …
    http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2016/05/30/nba_s_jeremy_lin_does_running_man_in_iceland/

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    I’d be shocked it anyone actually offer Lin 4yr/$56M…I remember reading that a fan of another team wanting them to offer Lin up to $15M per, but that was just a fan’s preference.

  • Sueki

    No need to change. I understand… that’s all that matters 🙂

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    Could be true…They saw how successful Lin was under D’Antoni’s system so they’re probably thinking that since Harden is better than Lin, Harden would be a monster in the same system.

    I’m not sure whether D’Antoni’s system will make that much of a difference since Harden has always been a high usage guard under other system…Maybe moving him to be the full-time PG may add into his statistics.

  • DX

    NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin to re-sign if Hornets free up cap space via trade?

    http://www.sportsrageous.com/nba/nba-rumors-jeremy-lin-hornets-free-cap-space-trade/24569/

  • DX

    Inspired Mike D’Antoni Hire Puts Jeremy Lin Back In Play for the Rockets: Owner’s Power Play a Godsend

    http://www.papercitymag.com/culture/mike-dantoni-inspired-hire-jeremy-lin-rockets-return-free-agency/

  • CJSHYY

    I think Lin will get from12M to 15M next season.

  • cdblue10

    Embrace the drama and roller coaster ride this off season guys

  • BobbyH

    Another inspiring piece by Mr. Baldwin.

  • Arsenium12 .

    Steve Kyler is with the web site “basketballinsiders” (think Eric Pincus, Alex Kennedy, etc) so has a measure of credibility …
    __________

    https://twitter.com/stevekylerNBA/status/737270559713660928

  • adele

    Thank you for the warning. Appreciate it.

  • cdblue10

    12-17mil is about right for JLin this coming season.

  • CJSHYY

    My guess 12M to 15M. Above 15M is welcome. Haha!

  • cdblue10

    If the kinds of Jrue Holiday,Conley,Rondo,Tragic etc will get paid for those kind of money then Lin deserve his.

  • webattorney

    If Les is so smart, why doesn’t he just fire Morey? It would be hilarious if Lin decides to return to Rockets and Clutchfans.

  • webattorney

    $70K for 2 tickets? Wow-za. Good to be rich.

  • sws94

    The Nets gig is a big unknown. It’s an unproven coach with a GM that I believe is new to his job as well. While they may do an absolutely terrific job in no time they may also have growing pains in the job for an unknown amount of time. The personnel is unknown in terms of additions and chemistry with their teammates as well. Belief in the Nets is going on faith and hope that conditions are ripe for Lin to thrive. But what if they aren’t? Sign a long-term contract and be stuck? There is no absolute given that the Nets will be what we’re hoping for. It’s a big gamble, actually.

    More established teams are more of a given and a smaller gamble. And what are we going for? Lin on a winning team going to the playoffs or the hope that Lin’s addition gets a team to the playoffs that otherwise would not. It is completely debatable about chemistry and how far Lin can take them. Some believe he can do it, others look at the competition and other factors and hope he can but aren’t convinced that Lin would be enough to get them further.

    As popular as the Nets are as a choice, I still think more than a year’s commitment to them would not be wise. If he signs with the Nets, one year with option because if things don’t pan out, there’s an out. If things go the right way, re-sign. Cover all bases. But I’m still waiting to see what the full options are, if they are made public. I just don’t see enough to make the Nets a must-have.

  • Briiick

    Bidders are welcome.

  • donsmacau

    With the rumored departure of Mike D’Antoni from Philadelphia to Houston odds for JLIN to 76ers drop from 70% to 25%. Brooklyn clearly in the drivers seat now at 60%.

    However, Philly still wants JLIN (listing him at #1 on Sixers fansite list) and Brett Brown has mentioned JLIN highly in the past:
    http://www.libertyballers.com/2016/5/30/11809648/free-agency-primer-can-the-sixers-fill-their-gaping-hole-at-point
    Free Agency Primer: Can the Sixers fill their gaping hole at point guard?
    “Apologies, but the probability of Mike Conley fleeing Memphis to join an upstart Sixers team seems extremely low. Ruling the runaway top available point guard out of play, as well as Rajon Rondo’s eccentricities, the Sixers should zero in on Lin as their point guard priority this summer. Lin excelled both off the bench behind Kemba Walker in Charlotte this season and as a spot-starter, should the Sixers draft a point guard they deem starting-caliber. Lin’s shooting this season was instrumental in the Hornets’ newfound efforts to space the floor. A career 34.6 percent shooter, Lin could provide the same addition to a Sixers’ offense muddled with big men in need of more spacing and dribble penetration.”
    https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eqijss2UNCahWML2VQXnYt7st_k=/0x0:2877×1918/783×522/filters:format(webp)/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/49728219/usa-today-9153652.0.jpg

  • donsmacau

    MDA is an honorable man, nice article on the promise he made and kept to Brown despite Colangelos inevitably would have given MDA the head job. If Morey is fired and Harden can buy in (both a very very long shot) – who knows…

    The Virtue of D’Antoni’s Promise – Adrian Wojnarowski

    “When MDA left the boredom of his West Virginia home to join the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant a year ago he promised Brett Brown this, he wasn’t making a play for the Head Coach’s job.

    Everyone else could see the progression of events there; and rightfully wondered. First it was Jerry Colangelo then MDA and soon Bryan Colangelo as General Manager. They were getting the old Pheonix Suns gang back together. A final bid to chase that championship that they could never win in the desert. Around the league everyone was suspicious of how long Brown could survive, even armed with a new contract extension.

    As it turns out MDA was true to his word. He didn’t stay to wait on Brown’s demise; but chases now his 5th head coaching job to Houston, where MDA’s fascination with incorporating .all-star guard James Harden into the coach’s revolutionary offensive system was impossible to resist…”

  • HVJoy

    “So sure, there are plenty of reasons for Lin to be hesitant about Houston. But D’Antoni trumps all those. Lin and D’Antoni kept texting each other long after both left New York, and their bond remains strong.

    Sports have seen much more surprising twists than Lin returning to Houston. This is the playground where the unexpected happens, one where money and opportunity routinely create the most unlikely of bedfellows.” – Chris Baldwin

    This is the first time I disagree with Mr. Baldwin, a great writer who bravely defended Lin throughout his Houston tenure.

  • Rick Johnson

    Nets projected to be the worst team in the League in 2017

    https://twitter.com/NBAWind/status/737329069126127617

  • sws94

    Mavs situation is a real mixed bag. On the positive side, coach is good if something of a micro-manager and I think he’s had positive comments about Lin, Lin is starting PG, there is a chance other good FA’s can join the team. On the negative side is Parson’s ego and ball-hogging tendencies, Cuban’s outbursts, it’s a Texas team where I feel racism against Asians is stronger than other states, and their superstar player’s age. But it is, IMO, a fairly strong possibility that if Conley doesn’t go there, they can consider Lin.

  • cdblue10

    Wow that’s really a nice gesture considering that he can just take over if he wanted to,kudos for him,not a lot on this planet now a days with a true gentleman like him.

  • takeme2cruz

    Why is there a question mark on Lin only?

  • spiderman

    Playoffs with Lin

  • sws94

    One thing about Butler that may make him like Lin is he is a hard worker that wants to win. I can see him and Lin studying tape, working out hard in the gym and in practice and such. Butler respects that in a player it seems. He doesn’t like how Hoiberg doesn’t get down hard on players and thinks Rose doesn’t prepare hard enough from what I’ve read. At least he wouldn’t have that problem with Lin.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2576905-jimmy-butler-reportedly-doesnt-respect-derrick-roses-work-ethic

    One thing, this is coming from a “source”. Don’t know how reputable this source is.

  • HVJoy

    I agree that Carlisle is a good coach and he praised Lin in the past after Lin’s team beat Mavericks.

    However, I believe Lin would choose Houston over Dallas IF he must land in Texas again. He would prefer to unite with coach D’Antoni.

  • Rick Johnson

    Because it will probably be much higher?

  • sws94

    Yes, but reports are that coach will use Harden as PG. That brings down Lin’s usage. Therefore he might consider Dallas over Houston who wouldn’t have a guard acting as PG (unless Parson’s tries to). Also, he may look at the disrespect around the jersey poster and not trust that organization again. Morey is still there. I don’t know, just throwing out pros and cons of both teams.

  • Rick Johnson

    Which of the top 16 teams considering Lin? SAS, Bulls, Rockets, Grizzlies (if Conley moves), Utah, Charlotte? Seems like Bulls if Rose traded or Rockets best chance at playoffs as starting PG.

  • alain gervais

    With all these super teams out there. The issue with going to the nets is they won’t win a chip. GSw, Cavs, LAC, Miami, SAS…..and so on its just a tough road. Which is why I’m a bit pessimistic on the nets. We need a team building something interesting. Lin averaging 20 plus on a bad team is the same as him averaging 11 on a good to great team. He needs the best chance to average 15-20 but still be on a up and coming team. Lin and random back court would be interesting with melo and Kp and Lopez. Knicks new coach had dragic and bled soe. Rando is mostly a passer. Lin can focus on showing. Rando also is “suppose” to be a defender. He had no diva issues with Kings. Hopefully he can keep it going.
    https://twitter.com/PeteStopTire/status/737071106037714944

  • HVJoy

  • sws94

    I think we have to consider Harden is Rockets starting PG. Lin would be starting SG at the PG position. I wouldn’t be into that. It’ll also cause Lin to play double defense, his man and Harden’s.

  • takeme2cruz

    …and you had no problem with Kemba playing PG, giving Lin almost 0% usage when they’re on the floor together.

  • HVJoy

    While I am not crazy about Lin returning to Rockets, the team’s owner appears to love Lin. See Chris Baldwin’s article:

    http://www.papercitymag.com/culture/mike-dantoni-inspired-hire-jeremy-lin-rockets-return-free-agency/

    It’s a fun off season for Lin fans. With his stocks up this time, we will enjoy many more rumors, reports and speculations.

  • sws94

    My approach is to weigh the pros and cons of each possibility and it’s interesting for me to consider as many teams as possible would be interested in him. I hope for the best this time, that things pan out with Lin playing his game and going deep into the playoffs. That’s a challenge but it is what I hope for.

  • Rick James

    no way! if rondo goes to knicks, then jlin shouldn’t even consider it. Rondo is highly over rated, has huge attitude issues, and ruins team play/chemistry

  • Rick James

    rockets have holes in their team, they need a skilled center mostly, but the rest of the positions all need a big upgrade. I think lin could probably work better with harden since he already knows him well. I hope lin doesn’t hold grudges over all that circus stuff that happened, he’s a pro and should let it go if its in his best interests.

  • sws94

    Fair enough. So I guess he would weigh the risks and go with what feels right. I don’t think Lin holds grudges, but he needs to look out for his own interests.

  • alain gervais

    its just one scenario

  • alain gervais

    capela is pretty good. Need to work on FTs

  • Rick James

    in the end he needs to look out himself, and the one thing that is likely keeping Lin from considering rockets is harden. Hardens attitude, his lack of any effort whatsoever on defense is honestly a big deterrent for many sought after FA’s from joining the rockets.

  • adele

    Lin will surprise everyone😜

  • sws94

    Agree.

  • HVJoy

    “Harden could lead the league in scoring in D’Antoni’s offense. And Jeremy Lin could lead the league in assists.”

    This is the ideal scenario if Lin returns to Rockets, according to Chris Baldwin.

  • Acbc

    There’s a world of difference between Lin scoring 20 than anyone else. Lins 20 comes with team in tow. That’s why all opposing coaches fear the Lin express. “Lin is the engine”.

    It’s like I say about Asik and how Lin made him look good. Why bad coaches can’t develop players like Biyombo only to have them shine next year on another team. Coach Lin has the ability to make players fit and make them play to their own sweet spot. All NBA players have skills. They have to in order to get there. Often it’s because they can’t fit in or a system doesn’t fit them. That’s what coaches are supposed to do is to find ways to fit people in. Lin does that better than most coaches. That’s why so many players have their best year when playing with Lin.

    If Lin gets the ball in hand and scores 20 pts. I guarantee you that the rest of the team will have been well fed and li would have double doubles every night. Lin with the nets would improve their record by at least 10 more wins making them respectable so that the following year more FA would consider signing with them. It will take a couple of years but Lin will turn the nets around.

  • Rick James

    lin is not really a big passer, he is more of a scorer. He can pass if he wants to but thats not really his strength.

  • Rick James

    i agree with everything you said but can’t accept your last sentence: “it will take a couple of years but Lin will turn the nets around.” Lin is currently in his prime, I do not want him to waste it toiling on a bottom of the league team. Id rather have him somewhere that is already a playoff team but needs a PG. Teams like mavs, rockets, bulls, etc.

  • HVJoy

    As we all know, Lin would do whatever necessary, shoot or pass, to get a team win. He is great at both.

    That said, I am still not crazy about Lin going back to Houston with Morey, the number-crunching GM, in control of the management as well as basketball decisions.

  • adele

    I don’t know why a lot of people here forget that hornets or bobcats did not make the playoffs before Lin and they are the worst team even before. A lot of so called analysts put the hornets at the bottom in the east. That’s what’s going to happen in the nets. Lin will surprise everyone. Last time when Lin came into the hornets, the so called analysts and even some people here said that Al J is not good too slow. If you don’t trust Lin to make a team a winning team, my advise is stop blogging to a Lin forum because you don’t trust him anyway.

  • alain gervais

    they won 21 games, 31 game is only as good as the knicks was last year

  • donsmacau

    Yes, agree that JLIN takes Nets to the playoffs first season as starting PG – perhaps a low seed 7-8 and then of course better in following seasons.

  • grover chang

    Lin plus nets , by next season Hornets and nets switch ranking.

  • HVJoy

    …just like what Lin did with Hornets this season!

  • donsmacau

    Agree completely, the Hornets were a loser team before JLIN and most likely will return to being that loser squad next season.

    The list of players who had record years of their careers with JLIN includes: Batum, Kemba, Marv, Cody, JLamb, TroyD

  • Rick James

    the main issue is lin should get a starting pg position, after that is the money issue $$$, then fit and team chemistry. Basketball is a team sport, lin still needs good players around him to lift the team up. Even on the knicks, lin had amazing players around him, tyson chandler, novak, amare stoudamire (in his prime), etc. As a lin fan, I want lin to go as far as he can into playoffs, go to the conference finals, go to the finals, get a ring. On the nets, that is not a possibility even in 2-3 years. Rockets have MDA, they have harden. Lin is now 28, his time is ticking and he has to decide what is more important to him, winning or just starting. Its all in God’s hands as usual.

  • HVJoy

    Correct you are! Hornets were not expected to be in the Playoffs at the beginning of 2015 season.

    I foresee Lin and his new team, whatever it may be, will surprise the NBA “analysts” and “pundits” again.

  • donsmacau

    The NBA is a cutthroat business, for D’Antoni to have the integrity to keep his word to Brett Brown is a rarity.

    JLIN and MDA are both genuine human beings and it is no wonder they have kept in touch – perhaps somewhere in the future they will again have the opportunity together to dazzle the world.

  • HVJoy

    nitpicking here:
    Lin is now 27, will be 28 on Aug. 23.

  • Rick James

    offseason will be very interesting, I can’t wait.

  • sws94

    alain is a big supporter and fan of Lin and nothing is wrong with his post.

  • Rick James

    in basketball years he is turning into an old man 🙁

  • sws94

    Yes, I’m not sure which he has decided. So his choice this year will be very interesting.

    I’ve watched basketball for a very long time and the only one player that I’ve seen take a team to the championship series that had no other star players is LeBron James with his original Cavs team. But, as shown in the Toronto series, LeBron and the Cavs are better off when he gets contributions from key players like Love, Kyrie Irving and JR Smith. But Channon Frye and Tristan Thompson also are a big part of them winning.

    I follow empirical evidence here. Basketball teams need a few key players to get deep into the playoffs though there are occasions where one player can spearhead a team into the playoffs. But that often takes over one season.

  • cdblue10

    I don’t know what Lin will decide on coming FA season and I don’t know if he will go for the money or the chance to win it all,whatever it is I’m very optimistic that he will choose the team that he thinks he can be use properly.

  • sws94

    But he’s not old yet! He’s in his prime. Westbrook, Durant, are the same age while Lowry and Dragic are two years older than Lin. LeBron is 31 and turns 32 at the end of the year. Lin won’t be old until 32 or so, the so called “wrong side of 30.”

    I’m a poster that wants him on a great team with enough involvement to keep me sane. I want him going deep into the playoffs. Age and losing a step can show more in defense than offense. Now Lin has the speed to catch up with fast players and block their shots. At a certain age, he can adjust his offense and still get to the rim or he’ll have other ways of scoring and distributing. But defensively, guys will get by him quicker.

  • bigman fatman

    Agreed! Lin maybe greater pg nba histories but nba not given him chanced. I believed Lin > MJ if team using Lin corrected. Lin enoughed to taking net to 3rd seeding. But even I admitted Lin needing better playered to go highered

  • alain gervais

    THIS IS A RESPONDS TO ADELE. QUESTIONING MY FANDOM. IF YOU GUYS CANT ACCEPT OTHER OPINION AND IDEAS. MAYBE IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO FOLLOW LIN WITH OUT BEING ON THIS SITE. ITS JUST DRAMA 24/7. CANT TAKE A RUMORE AND DEBATE IT BUT HAVE TO GO AT PEOPLE INDIVIDUALY. BEING CIIL IS NOT FOR EVERYONE I GUESS. THIS SITE IS TURNING INTO THE OTHER SITE. REAL QUICK!!!!!!!!!

    Hornets made the playoffs the year before last year. They was not in the lottery. They had a lot of good pieces and made good trades to get Lamb and other pieces. Again stop trying to paint yourself as the ultimate fan and the rest of us are fools. You are not the chosen few who knows best for Lin. I merely gave an idea and i get you not a real fan. How dare you? Who are you? Hornets also got datum from a playoff teams in portland. This idea Lin can go anywhere and be in the play off is not true. Lin when he blew up on the knicks had Chandler a center who just won a chip. Had JR smith who is a big part of the cavs a championship contender. Had shumpert who also note is a big part of a contender in the cavs. Teams don’t go from worst to best because of one player. It isn’t happening. Lin made a good choice in the hornets. They showed they had the pieces and the coach. Cliff is a pretty good coach in this league. Rox before then had ask. And James harden who was a pretty good player on OKC. Had parsons who was developing. Teams don’t surprise. They usually make good choices before free agency even start. Again please stop making yourself the greatest Lin fan of all because you aren’t. Your just regular fans like the rest of us. I will follow Lin to where ever. You guys are not the most welcoming people out there. Ive been here from the beginning yet i get this. I bet you will get praise for Calling yourself and others “Real fans”. This site is going the way of the other site. No wonder some players and news reporter don’t like some of Lins fans . If you treat me like this. Imagine how you will treat some one else who just want to play basketball and doesn’t follow Lin likee i do. Again I’m close to leaving this site because this feeling of not being welcomed is very apparent

  • alain gervais

    THANK YOU FOR BEING CIVIL

  • alain gervais

    3 OF THE LAST 7 YEARS HORNETS WAS IN THE PLAYOFFS. THEY ARE NOT A LOSER TEAM.

  • Rick James

    do not take adele too seriously, she has joined this site in 2015, pretty much only 1 year. True lin fans like ACBC have been here since 2012. They are our real leaders and our voice, and deserve much more respect. You are also new to this site like me, perhaps you shouldn’t get caught up in all the drama.

  • alain gervais

    Ive been here since Lins last year in Roc. Is it crazy how i can be called not a real fan. I remember when only a few was here

  • sws94

    I’m sorry but Acbc does the same thing. While he makes very eloquent posts there’s always a jab in there about other posters not believing in Lin and those that think like him and the believers are the true Lin fans. This is a problem on the site and I’m glad alain has expressed what he has. It needed to be said. And by somebody other than me.

  • HVJoy

    New rumors about Lin’s new home seems to pop up everyday. Personally I love the idea of Lin in NY, but I am really concerned about the diva franchise player, Melo.

    Melo was reportedly so jealous of Lin’s popularity during Linsanity in 2012 that he drove Lin out of town.

    Whether Lin has starting or championship as his priority in choosing a new home, he should not subject himself to the jealousy of this diva again.

  • sws94

    I heard of this site a few months after it started when someone on the other site asked where Joyce went. The site was created for people to be positive and respectful. But somehow, a clique has formed that have anointed themselves as true Lin fans. Lin fans aren’t a monolith, but I see all here as true Lin fans other than the real trolls that the site moderators have expelled.

  • Rick James

    i didn’t know there was so much drama on this site lol. The ‘other site’ as people here like to say doesn’t seem to have as many interesting characters.

  • alain gervais

    I used to be on the other site since 2012. It got really bad. A lot of trolls. So i was ask ed to come here. I forgot by who. They said here is better then that site and by was they right. That being said. Good things don’t last.

  • sws94

    It’s hard, Rick. People post their own ideas on Lin are attacked by a few posters. It’s easy to ignore at times but it is so constant, that you draw the line at some point. alain is a long-time poster.

  • alain gervais

    I used to be there. All the good posters came here because of the trolls. It was good for a year then it getting worse year by year. The mods do the best they can and are far bette then the other site.

  • sws94

    The other site now has some fair posters and some of the type that attack and mock. So it is a mixed bag. Unfortunately, it’s similar in its own way here. It’s sad we are into this. The discussions were really going well today with teams other than the Nets being considered. It was focused where it belongs: on Lin. Not on proclaiming who is true Lin fan or not. Oh well.

  • alain gervais

    I don’t get what they want. To talk about just the nets for a month??? Cant we even look at other ideas. Im not saying Lin should do anything( that would be foolish). Just putting out the idea and look at the pros and cons. Why not??? We’ve talked about the nets already.

  • bigman fatman

    My friended, how you real Lin fanned? You profile saying you join 2016

  • alain gervais

    I deleted my profile because i got tired of being attacked. I came back. Ultimately that may have been a mistake

  • sws94

    There is some overlap of posters on both sites.

  • bigman fatman

    I see, claim but no proofed? Sorry if I being sceptik

  • sws94

    That’s how I feel. And it is foolhardy to put all of one’s egg in one basket anyway. And it isn’t like you haven’t supported the notion of Lin on the Nets. But weighing pros and cons is a sensible thing to do.

  • alain gervais

    Lol ok. Just ask psalm he knows.

  • bigman fatman

    Jeremy Lin top 3 pg in leagued now. He going to net maked them winned championed ship. Book it. True Lin fanned believing

  • alain gervais

    sensibility is not a trait we all have.

  • alain gervais

    He isn’t right now. Still to be proven. Nets must get some pics. Preferable kent bazemore. Even then. GSw and cavs, OKC, LAC, and SAS won’t lose to Lin and Brook lopez. Not in a 7 game series. Lin has the potential but he has ago keep developing( A guarantee) Nets need some more moves. Those moves will have to develop.

  • Rick James

    lol, what??

  • sws94

    Lin, when asked who are the top 5 PGs said Curry, CP3 , Westbrook, Irving and Damian Lillard.

    Lin doesn’t have to be the best PG or in top anything for me to have interest in him. I like his style of play and what he brings as Jeremy Lin. And no other player is quite like him. I think he’s continuing to improve his game and I’d love to see him in a situation where he plays his best game possible and uses that to go as far as possible in the playoffs.

  • alain gervais

    I remember a few weeks ago everyone said Lin to the Sixers, I said nets and got attacked. I put a rumor on the knicks and everyone says the nets. As I’ve shown I’m just putting out discussion. No need to have personal attacks.

  • HVJoy

    With all due respect, why do you add “ed” to verbs (maked, winned) and nouns (championed ship) often and erroneously?

    Assuming they are honest mistakes, the correct forms are: made, won and championship, FYI.

    No offense. I came in peace. 🙂

  • alain gervais

    Lin at his best can be a a top 5 pg. He shows potential but he has to do it consistently. This may be his last chance as a starter so its now for him to show it.

  • KHuang

    Alain, it’s just a bunch of HATE TROLLS acting crazy.

  • bigman fatman

    You posting here to?? Very surprised, not seeing you other site posted for some days

  • alain gervais

    Yea i agree. This site was once a safe heaven. Look at what has happened. We was here when it was just a few of us. Peacefully following Lin. Never attacking each other. Things are getting worst

  • KHuang

    If the Nets got only Lin and signed no other players, they’d win 50 games minimum as long as Lin wasn’t artificially replaced by a D league scrub in the starting lineup like Lin always is.

  • Rick James

    Im not 100% sure, but I believe english isn’t his 1st language. His avatar and name are both ridiculous though.

  • alain gervais

    Lin is 27 though. I like some nice bench and starters come our way just to make sure we don’t lose. Lin can afford bad players this late in his career. He isn’t 23 anymore

  • Rick Johnson

    Austin ‏@AustinMead 1h1 hour ago
    Ty and I Park by a car and rush to beat them in line to Chipotle. 15 sec later @JLin7 is standing behind us lol
    https://twitter.com/AustinMead/status/737362571112550400

  • KHuang

    The only thing I find irritating about Lin fans in general is that they tend to attack each other when Lin’s in uncertainty.

    I’d prefer to see Lin fans simply support him and not bash each other when Lin’s future is up in the air, but it’s not my call.

  • Kirk

    Hey sws, not so into the criticism of acbc, because in the past (although not recently which is great) you have come off very doctrinaire in your posts and there often used to be a jab in there about us being close-minded for wanting Lin to start.

    acbc has a lot of great insight, and is a definitley a very enjoyable read almost always.

  • KHuang

    Lin’s better than all of em.

  • alain gervais

    Its like a girlfriend getting mad at one thing when you know its about something completely different. In other words its just anxiety

  • sws94

    Lin, IMO, hasn’t played his best-usage season possible. For me that would be starting PG that shifts over to SG (as off-guard facilitator/scorer more than shooter) then shifts back to PG. I think Lin has great value in both positions. But that would have Lin playing 44 MPG. So, that’s not really practical.

    I actually like when Lin plays with another PG. It started in NY with Baron Davis. They did well together. Also in an all-star game Lin played alongside Rubio, and as a 2 guard. So this is nothing new to Lin. Lin has played well, when the ball-hog wasn’t hogging, with Harden, Beverley, Kemba, Roberts, and Clarkson. And he’s played well as primary PG with guys like MKG, Batum, Parsons, Fields, Shumpert, Wesley Johnson, Marvin Williams, Terrance Jones, DMo, and other SG/SF/SF/PF types.

    His ability to shift from one duty to the other was displayed with the Hornets and this quality is noticed by the NBA. So, that’s why I’m not a PG only poster. I’m a Lin plays at least 28 minutes and is involved and closes games and facilitates the offense at least 55 percent of the time advocate poster. And he can do a combo of both of these positions at 34 MPG. I think this can work for him.

  • sws94

    Hate other Lin fans. Not good.

  • KHuang

    Lin can win in the NBA with ANY roster.

    The only kinds of players that are “bad” for Lin are fake superstar iso defenseless scrubs seeking to freeze out Lin like Kemba Walker, Nicholas Batum, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, and the aged Kobe Bryant. And the Nets have none of those types of players.

    Now if Lin ended up in Sacramento with Cousins, that would be a real problem too but not as bad as the guys I named because Cousins is not a perimeter ballhandler seeking to freeze Lin out of the offense.

  • alain gervais

    I think Lin guards bigger players better then Smaller players. The way the hornets used him was perfect just wanted more Ball handling duties.

  • sws94

    Me too. As I said, you and I agree or disagree and never attack one another. And I learn so much from you because you have a vast knowledge of what you talk about, even if I agree with you or not. Strong opinions that accept other opinions that support Lin, are a good thing.

  • KHuang

    Yes, IMMATURE anxiety.

    Right now I’m totally calm – and I have the most PESSIMISTIC views of Lin getting a contract out of anyone.

  • alain gervais

    Cousins takes a ton of shots.

  • KHuang

    We have fun disagreeing on analysis, but we don’t flame each other.

  • occupatio

    major blindspot of the article is that dantoni can just use harden in the usual PG role. the rockets do not need lin, and do not need a PG.

  • alain gervais

    With Lin honestly who knows. He never seem to get his dues. OI think he will this year with the cap increase. His strong playoffs. His coaches actually talking good about his game. Its look good 🙂

  • sws94

    Yes, more touches and overall more minutes. And I think Lee should not have closed over Lin after the trade for him.

  • KHuang

    In the last 4 seasons, Lin has been neither a PG nor a SG.

    He’s been a NOBODY who his teams have been desperately trying to freeze out.

    Lin needs to be allowed to point as a PG and shoot as a SG.

  • KHuang

    On defense, Lin snuffs out the smaller players and bullies the bigger players.

    BEST defensive guard in the NBA, by a longshot.

  • bigman fatman

    I agreed this posting. Given Lin some d leagues playered he go to final in 2 yeared possibur less. K huang you real Lin fanned like me, to bad you joining only 2014

  • sws94

    If it translates to a good contract and after that, proper usage of him. Otherwise…

  • alain gervais

    I agree with this. He isn’t a big part of the offense not until he goes off. Its like he is an option just incase he is hot. He needs a certain number of touches no matter what Lin he had with dantoni.

  • sws94

    I definitely want to see get his proper touches and integrated into the offense. They sure use Lin on defense.

  • alain gervais

    Smaller guards seem a little to fast. We will see. this year “when” he starts lol

  • KHuang

    So far in the NBA, Lin’s teams have been more interested in freezing him out than winning games.

    But basketball is a FLUID SPORT where it is impossible to freeze out any perimeter ballhandling player for long.

  • sws94

    They get screens, Lin recovers quickly. He does a good job on say, Shroder. There are times when he’s beat off the dribble, but that’s true of all defenders against penetrating guards.

  • alain gervais

    I have a question. What do you think Of Lin to the rox. Dantoni would not misuse him?? Whats your thoughts?

  • alain gervais

    i agree

  • KHuang

    Like I’ve been saying for the last 4 seasons, “seems” and “is” are not the same.

    Lin terrorizes the small guards because not only is he quicker than any of them, he can spike block their shots like he did to Atlanta’s Dennis Schroeder.

  • sws94

    I think in games 3 and maybe 4, we got closer to where Lin and Kemba could be. Kemba still was a “freelancer”, but Lin had more touches and was leaned on more by Kemba with good results. But then Batum came back and ruined everything.

  • alain gervais

    His is leading PGS in blocks the last 2 year i think

  • KHuang

    Just because a guard “gets by” Lin off the dribble doesn’t mean that it’s an instant 2 points.

    Often Lin LETS a guy go so that he can swat their layup the way Lin did to Tony Parker.

  • sws94

    At times.

  • alain gervais

    Batum actually prefers to play slower which is where Kemba waited for Lin to come in to go off. Kemba and datum don’t really fit much. Batum slows the tempo.

  • KHuang

    I don’t think the Rockets want to bring Lin back.

    I also don’t think D’Antoni has any power to force James Harden to change his game to accommodate anyone, especially not Lin.

    In Houston, Harden will play the Steve Nash PG position just as Kobe Bryant did in forcing Steve Nash to a low usage off ball role.

  • alain gervais

    True. What is your preferred team? the nets?

  • sws94

    I don’t take jabs at Acbc in my posts. I don’t call his views bottom feeder. That turns me way off about him. sorry. And I can’t be objective about myself but my views are mine. I truly believe that saying Lin is a starting PG only is limiting. He is that and more IMO. But it is fine if others don’t agree. Just don’t call me not a Lin fan because I have that view.

    In general, I really like communicating with you.

  • KHuang

    It’s the “otherwise” that I’m worried about.

    With Asian Americans in the American workforce, “otherwise” is the NORM.

  • KHuang

    Yes, the Nets.

    Unless Coach Kenny Atkinson somehow goes race crazy and starts another nonperforming D League guard like a Clarkson or Price or Lee or Law or Hairston or Beverley over Lin, the Nets don’t have any way to suddenly hand Lin’s job to an undeserving fake starter.

  • sws94

    I understand.

  • alain gervais

    Knicks??? i think Carmelo is past his prime. Fans in NY dislike him. Would you be against Lin to the knicks?? I have to say I’m from NY. Brooklyn is a b team to the Knicks . Knicks have better pieces and won 10 more games. Its worth being considered.

  • Rick Johnson

    Once again, ESPN ranks Brooklyn #Nets 30th in future power rankings. So new?

    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/737348409896665088

  • sport

    Lin’s size advantage over all PGs is overlooked for sure.

  • alain gervais

    espn ranking don’t matter. Where did they have the hornets this year

  • KHuang

    A last place team?

    PERFECT for Jeremy Lin!

    He’ll turn them around if they’re smart enough to get him.

  • donsmacau

    Three comments on why Adele is completely correct:
    1) Hornets were a lottery team the year previous to the JLIN season – that is FACT.
    2) If you remove the games JLIN was responsible for leading wins – you have nearly the same record as the lottery year. (analysis below)
    3) Finally next season without JLIN will prove that the Hornets under Clifford are terrible when they revert.

    JLIN responsible for 11 WINs in Charlotte Regular Season and another 3 in playoffs. Conclusion is data driven simply comeback wins & losses, not by vagaries of PER or Win Shares.

    Rationale – JLIN, as benchforce leader, successfully engineered comebacks from large holes the starting unit built and also prevented other teams from outscoring bench unit. Conversely, previous season, the bench (under Brian Roberts) gave up leads when bench was on the floor or could not comeback from starter holes.

    CBKW = 10+ Pts Comeback Wins (No. of wins on games which team trailed by at least 10 pts at some point)
    CBKL = 10+ Pts Comeback Losses (No. of losses on games which team built lead by at least 10 pts at some point)
    http://www.nbaminer.com/margins-comebacks/
    2014-15: 8 CBKW vs. 9 CBKL = -1 differential
    2015-16: 11 CBKW vs. 1 CBKL = +10 differential
    ————————————————————-
    Net total +11 games between JLIN’s CHA season & previous

  • KHuang

    Every team that gets Lin, they get ranked lower BECAUSE of Lin.

  • sport

    Don’t think Dolan even cares, he got PJ just as eye candy for fans. Knicks can lose so long as Dolan gets to be the one choosing his stars.

  • alain gervais

    I agree. His father was way better and less emotional. Acts like a spoiled child at times

  • donsmacau

    And the Dallas Mavericks won the championship in 2011.
    It matters not how good you were 7 years ago – IN ANY SPORT – it matters only how you are currently.

    HORNETS ARE A LOSER TEAM.

  • KHuang

    It’s an option, but not as good an option as the Nets.

    First of all, I think Jeff Hornacek would try to make Lin a SG and not a PG. While I’m all for Lin playing SG, I am not convinced that the Knicks starting PG would not try to freeze Lin out.

    Second of all, I think Carmelo Anthony would become a big time perimeter hogging ballhandler with Lin on the court. Because Lin siphons so much defense off the ball away from other players, Anthony would become a bad wannabe James Harden.

    Third, I don’t know what role interim head coach Kurt Rambis would play. I guarantee 100% that Rambis would HATE Lin. If Rambis is an assistant, it would be really toxic for Lin and Lin would lose his starting job to a nonperforming D leaguer like Tony Wroten.

  • alain gervais

    My favorite team for Lin to land on is the nets. The one issue is. Brook lopez. How good is he? How athletic is he?? Can he defend? Question i have about lopez. I think of lopez as a young Al. Am i wrong???

  • donsmacau

    Flagged post – please moderator examine for violations.

  • Kirk

    Thanks, I like communicating with you too, but I think acbc is a standup dude and his criticism of you may have been justified.

    You have criticized acbc in the past, and I remember this very well. You have said things to the effect that acbc is being close-minded and living in his own world.

    I think that at the moment you are a great fan and it is nice to see your posts!

    However, earlier in the year, I think you genuinely thought Lin was a mediocre player and had to be sheltered by always having Kemba and Batum on the floor with him; and that his ball-handling and decision-making was poor.

    Also, you would try to dissuade anyone and jump in whenever anyone mentioned Philly or Brooklyn, and that Charlotte was an ideal situation.

    You have to understand that it kind of snuffed out all hope many of us fans had for a better future and greener pastures to be told that we were close-minded, and bound for disappointment by hoping for something better. Also, that JLin wanted to stay in Charlotte and we were not advocating what JLin wanted. That part was a bit excessive.

    You did not mean any harm, but I do believe that your posts did come off as nails-on-a-chalkboard, and acbc tried to create some positive energy.

    Look, I like your posts now, I just think it’s very wrong to attack acbc, and I am trying to explain where he was coming from.

    I really don’t want this doesn’t to offend, as I think you are a good poster here, but I gotta defend acbc on this.

  • sport

    That PPG stats needs to show for it that’s the only thing people care about, efficiency be damn. Lin have yet to average 20+ PPG to be considered an “All-Star”. Only way for that is for him to lead his own team, Nets don’t have picks and with a trusting coach, it’s the best place.

  • KHuang

    Lopez is like a young less athletic Pau Gasol.

    Lin would have a great time working with him.

    Unlike Al Jefferson who had to literally learn how to play team basketball from Lin (and Al became a MARVELOUS team player eventually), Lopez has no learning curve and can fit with Lin immediately.

  • alain gervais

    What free agent should the nets go for? joekim noah?? Kent bazmore?? Dwight howard??

  • sport

    Not in blocks but blocks per certain minutes (forgot the number). Think John Wall and another PG has more total blocks cause they get more playing time but ratio wise Lin wins.

  • sport

    Well with MDA gone, Sixers are not really an option anymore. Lin to Nets was always because of Atkinson.

  • alain gervais

    Lin will likely be a sg on the knicks. They may want rando as a pg

  • sport

    Ew noah is washed up and overrated.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets were ranked low as well and we know what JLIN did for the Hornets.

    JLIN will do the same for Nets and as STARTING point guard – JLIN will get them to the playoffs as well, while it’s back to lottery for CHA.

  • alain gervais

    He is a very good team player. And hustle guy. Would be like MW. Every team need a player like that

  • alain gervais

    ok thanks

  • sport

    I’d take MW over Noah who isn’t a threat on offense. What’s good a defense guy if his offense is a liability?

  • HVJoy

    I am a new poster and love the information regarding Lin, NBA and OT matters on this fan site. I enjoy various perspectives of knowledgeable Lin fans in the US and abroad. Especially I appreciate the good work of the moderators who keep this a positive and friendly environment.

    Alain, I agree that we should not engage in personal attacks no matter how different our views may be. In all fairness, however, after I re-read adele’s post below, I don’t feel she was attacking you or calling you “not real Lin fan”. With all due respect, could it be that you over-reacted a bit?

    We, with different gender, geography, and backgrounds, are bound to think and behave differently from one another. Hopefully, with the common ground of being ardent Lin fans, we would be able to agree to disagree, and tolerate different views.

    Have a good Memorial Day, fellow Lin fans.

  • alain gervais
  • Kirk

    I agree, I think the Nets are a great opportunity.
    But I am worried that they may go after Schroeder or Conley instead. I am hoping, though.

  • sport

    It’s funny how I saw an NBA fan say Cavs are lucky and listed Hornets as one of the top 3 teams lol. Yea right they were only good cause of Lin, they will fall back down to earth next season wondering what happened.

  • alain gervais

    Schroeder isn’t a free agent. Conley wouldn’t go to the nets. Spurs seem to be going for him.

  • alain gervais

    fair

  • Kirk

    Good to hear, hope the Nets will work out.

  • alain gervais

    this is fair

  • alain gervais

    https://twitter.com/NetsDaily/status/737260155788746752 how good is bojan?? I remember not good things being said about him

  • donsmacau

    Completely agree. Often there is natural dialogue which some sensitive posters mis-interpret as some sort of personal slight.

    Freedom on discussion and an exchange of ideas on anything and everything pertaining to JLIN, his future, basketball, NBA is critically important.

    Sometimes a reader will encounter a post that is contrary to their own belief, but everyone should have to right to post their belief especially if it aligns with positivity towards JLIN. And as always readers should ignore if they disagree rather than engage in attacks of a personal nature.

  • KHuang

    I’d go after these guys if I were Sean Marks and had Lin:

    Jerryd Bayless, Jimmer Fredette, Tyler Hansbrough, Andrew Nicholson, Greg Smith

  • Epie

    Nah, it’s usually same story, same characters, with same ending. Not too bad.

  • alain gervais

    What do you guys think of Lin sharing the back court with Shane larkin??

  • DrewBear2

    That tweet is the regurgitation of another article that was a “lost in translation” mis-compilation of rumors. The original, more credible rumors were that the Knicks were interested in EITHER Rondo OR Jeremy, not both of them.

  • KHuang

    Larkin would try to freeze Lin out.

    Larkin is a D Leaguer to me.

  • donsmacau

    Larkin is a point guard so he would not be sharing anything with JLIN since Larkin would be coming off the bench.

    JLIN would play alongside a Shooting Guard.

  • alain gervais

    To me he is a scrub. I doubt he will hog the ball. If so he won’t last.

  • alain gervais

    He is 5’11

  • KHuang

    Never stopped other D league scrubs like Clarkson and Price from starting over Lin and freezing Lin out.

  • alain gervais

    and you know the NBA if it says he is 5’11 then he is really 5’9 or 5’8

  • HVJoy

    Thank you for your fair statement about acbc
    whose posts are always enjoyable and insightful, as you said.

  • KHuang

    Bojan Bogdanovic is a fundamentally sound player who’ll succeed wildly by cherry picking off Lin.

    Like so many NBA players, he’s a scrub without Lin and a star with Lin.

  • alain gervais

    well he cant defend. Nor is he tall enough to start.

  • KHuang

    Didn’t stop the previous 6 teams from handing Lin’s role and minutes and contracts to such undeserving players.

  • KHuang

    On a Jeremy Lin team, no big man is EVER an offensive liability.

    If Lin could turn the stone handed Omer Asik into a seasonlong double figure scorer, he’d do even better for the far more talented Joakim Noah!

  • HVJoy

    Let us sit back and wait to watch the show unfold in October. 🙂

  • KHuang

    Not necessarily.

    It is customary in the NBA for Lin to swing between both PG and SG, which means that Lin on the Nets would likely play significant SG time with Larkin as the PG.

    Any PG in the NBA is going to freeze Lin out. That’s a given.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN goes to the NETs as the STARTING PG.

  • KHuang

    Anthony Bennett isn’t good enough to play in the NBA.

    He’s simply not athletic enough.

    He’s the worst #1 pick of all time.

  • KHuang

    Groan, you just don’t get it.

    I’ll stick to doing analysis with people who are actually interested in analyzing.

  • alain gervais

    He only played 22 minutes so I’m not worried about it

  • DrewBear2

    At best it would be similar to the limited time playing alongside Kemba this season, but Larkin is not nearly as good a player.

  • donsmacau

    Oh I assure you that I get it. JLIN has been in this league for some time now. He knows what assurances he must receive from the critically important next team that he signs with — AND JLIN will get everything he wants.

    JLIN will be the starting PG whenever he is on the floor and nearly never be used as a combo guard for his next team.

  • Lin Dunn

    I thought Shane is going to leave the Nets and be a FA. Lin is capable of being SG, I have no doubts teams will use him as SG sometimes, even if he is hired as a PG.
    All the rumor of Jackson eyeing Rondo and Lin as guards for the Knicks, if that indeed is true, then I bet Jackson has playing Lin as SG some of the time.

  • donsmacau

    Hornets back to 33-49 missing playoffs for the nxt 4 yrs under KemBatum.

  • KHuang

    No, you REALLY don’t get it.

    Like I’ve said, I’ll discuss analysis only with those that are actually interested in analyzing. So I’m off this pointless discussion with you.

  • donsmacau

    Ok – till we meet again then.

  • donsmacau

    JLIN is not going to any team that Rondo goes to – that is out of the realm of reality.

  • Lin Dunn

    I am not saying Lin will sign that contract, just saying Jackson may want Rondo and Lin for the Knicks and play Lin as SG sometimes. Lin is of course free to decline the offer.

  • KHuang

    With SGs in the NBA becoming increasingly INCAPABLE of running traditional 2 guard off the ball action in halfcourt sets, there’s going to be a ton of Lin playing off the ball even if he’s signed as a PG.

    2 guards in the NBA are almost always early entry players who didn’t stay in college long enough to learn things like V cuts and flex curls and screen setting.

    So when Lin (a four year NCAA player) takes the court, he often is the only player on either team that can execute the 2 guard action needed to free other players up to score.

    Whatever team Lin joins, it’ll be tons of SG action for Lin.

  • KHuang

    You’ll come after me like you always do, but I won’t stoop to wasting my time with you any further.

  • donsmacau

    Delusions – you respond to my posts; I do not ever “come after you”

  • KHuang

    I’d imagine that what Phil Jackson had in mind was Rondo starting at PG and Lin backing up Rondo as either the 2nd or 3rd minimum wage string PG.

    But even if the Knicks signed Lin, the Knicks would find out that only Lin has the SG knowledge and experience to cut around the court and create space off the ball for his teammates. So it would be Charlotte and Houston and LA all over again.

  • KHuang

    TROLL FLAGGED

  • DrewBear2

    I agree that Jeremy can play well at either guard position and that he’s had success playing with other PGs. But I think the best-case scenario for him would be if a coach trusted him to facilitate the offense as freely as Kemba was allowed to do this year. Give Jeremy that amount of freedom to lead a team and he will do better than Kemba, just in a different way.

  • KHuang

    At least Larkin won’t shoot 2-18 like Walker consistently did.

  • donsmacau

    As we near free agency we will witness many names crop up associated with the Nets & 76ers and others as they search for a lead point guard. Much of it is posturing and positioning to get a better deal:
    – Some like Conley will clearly not wish to go to a “bad” team
    – Some names from Europe will crop up (especially for Brooklyn) but they rarely can quickly adjust to the speed of the NBA game so a Euro will be backup
    – Some like Jarrett Jack, Shane Larkin, Ish Smith – well teams know what they have and have watched them play countless games and they don’t want them as their main PG. If Larkin stays he will be a Jorge Gutierrez type.

    On the flip side, JLIN and his agents will also do posturing. Hopefully, they will talk to every team interested in JLIN to raise his bid value.

    JLIN moving to his new starting PG job.

  • Rick James

    lol, phil is a washed up old man, lin will chase the $$$ and if he does that he won’t have to worry about being 2nd or 3rd minimum wage PG. Go for the highest $$$, this always solves every problem in life and in nba

  • DrewBear2

    Kemba shot 42.7% for the season. He had some horrible games, but so did Jeremy.

  • donsmacau

    “he will do better than Kemba, just in a different way.” – correct, JLIN will do it in the way that wins games against tough elite teams rather than loses those games.

  • donsmacau

    Kemba was great against awful teams – and he did quite well padding those stats/percentages.

    Kemba chokes against tough teams, always has – always will – JLIN doesn’t, that’s the difference.

  • KHuang

    If sheer basketball were the issue and not racial politics, Lin should be a SG for EVERY team that he joins.

    The NBA is sorely lacking in fundamentally sound SGs that can make proper cuts and thrive off the ball.

    With unskilled PG wannabes crowding the perimeter, SOMEBODY has to go out there and make the 2 guard cuts to space the court for others. In today’s NBA, nobody does those SG cuts better than Lin.

  • webattorney

    I wouldn’t say Clarkson is a scrub as a SG; he’s alright. But he is not good as a PG.

  • Lin Dunn

    Agree on going for max $$$$. If a team pays you that much, they will use you give you the minutes.

  • KHuang

    That’s not Lin’s call.

    How much money teams offer Lin, that’s not up to Lin.

  • KHuang

    Not necessarily.

    Look at Lin on the Rockets and LA.

    They had minimum wage no performing D Leaguers starting ahead of $25 million Lin and averaging more minutes.

  • KHuang

    But when Lin struggled with shooting, he defended and passed and didn’t generally lose points on the floor.

    Walker? He never defended and rarely passed and usually lost points, even when he was scoring.

    Barring some weird twisted coaching against Lin, Larkin wouldn’t even be on the court long enough to cause the kind of damage that Walker did.

  • DrewBear2

    I think Jeremy is the better player, but you are exaggerating Kemba’s deficiencies. Let us once again agree to disagree.

  • Lin Dunn

    Hmmmm, LA is a strange circumstance. Anyway, I think given the opportunity go for more money, even though money isn’t everything.

  • donsmacau

    We can agree to disagree, and perhaps your Kemba will prove us all wrong and lead a win next season against a Lebron team, Spurs, Clippers etc…

    But I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.

  • KHuang

    Historically, Kemba Walker has been a LOSER SCRUB.

    He’s had one good season before this one, that’s all.

    This season, Lin siphoned defenses away from Walker. That’s why Walker shot well, though Walker’s decisionmaking and defense were absolutely atrocious like they always are.

  • DrewBear2

    Unless Jeremy stays with the Hornets, I will not be following Kemba next season and could care less how well he does.

  • KHuang

    Basketball is won and lost on both ends of the court, and there ain’t no D in Jor-an Clarkson.

    Even Clarkson himself openly admits that he doesn’t play defense.

    I’m not even getting into Clarkson’s selfish play. I don’t need to when he’s so bad defensively.

    As a totally INCOMPETENT starting guard playing major minutes for the Lakers, Jordan Clarkson is a BIG REASON why the Lakers have been historically bad.

  • KHuang

    No, LA was THE NORM and not the exception.

    This free agency will be no different, even if Lin somehow gets offered a decent contract.

  • JoeTeam

    BBall fans ! Tonight is gonna be a great game if both teams come ready to play. Let’s hope it gets down to the wire and the team you want to win wins! I would love to see LeBron have to work for his championship.

  • Lin Dunn

    I have my popcorn ready.

  • Lin Dunn

    Teague will be traded to 76ers, but Nets have no asset to trade for Teague

  • 7Jeremiah17

    PJax hired Hornacek as coach and he likes to play 2-3 starting caliber PGs all at the same time. On the Suns he had Dragic, Bledsoe and IT.

  • Lin Dunn

    Someone please help dispose my fears. See article by Baldwin. I have been ignoring so far all the articles about MDA hired to Houston for bring Lin back. But Baldwin sound so convincing that it is scary.

    “Lin will record the highest assist in the league”.

    http://www.papercitymag.com/culture/mike-dantoni-inspired-hire-jeremy-lin-rockets-return-f

  • HVJoy

    Oooops, I need to replenish my ice cream and ice tea/wine cooler supplies. 😉

  • Linzen

    I can’t understand how they can rank teams NOW! The Nets have only 6 guaranteed contracts (& 5 team/player options players) now. So, this can be an ENTIRELY NEW team in July.

    These ESPN experts… SMH

  • Linzen

    no no no… not a close game please… my heart can’t take another game-6 kind of game. :)))
    Go Warriors GOOOOOOO!

  • ZcodeSportSystem.com

    who’s balwin and this website..not another sportageous, yibada type of B.S article.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    You couldn’t be a Lin fan without knowing who Baldwin is.

  • donsmacau

    There is no scenario but one where I could ever see JLIN back in a Rockets uniform. The chances would be tiny and it must include:
    1) Morey fired; 2) MDA convinces Harden to embrace JLIN as the full partner and starting point guard

    Morey was the root cause of every significant JLIN difficulty with Houston – Morey made every decision or condoned every action that hurt JLIN in Houston. Morey cannot be trusted – Les Alexander flexed his power with MDA hiring and now must fire Morey.

    MDA must sell Harden on the idea that a backcourt true partnership between JLIN and Harden can win a championship and make Harden live up to his promise to play to win with JLIN as his partner.

    Again the chance would be slim and likely to never happen.

  • Lin Dunn
  • Linzen

    Did you know that Shane Larkin was the 18th pick in the 2013 draft?
    18th!!!!??!!!?
    And JLin was undrafted… These NBA experts… SMH…

  • Lin Dunn

    BTW, does the rockets have 56 mil to hire Lin?

  • I am The Jason

    When Lin was a Rocket, Baldwin’s articles were the only ray of light for Lin in a sea full of venom. He wrote for Culturemap.com. Not sure if he is still with them.

  • Linzen

    Agree. But my biggest concern would be on the defensive side. Harden plays no D. That was THE reason M&M started the whole “Lin is a weak defender” garbage to hide his weakness. If MDA sells Harden to accept a backcourt role with Lin, he has to FORCE Harden to play team D as well.

    I don’t trust Harden at all… yes, he is very talented. But, he is so lazy and selfish.

  • Linzen

    If Dwight Howard opts out, they have lots of room.

  • I am The Jason

    I don’t think Lin has a problem playing next to Harden if the coach can reign him in. But I think Lin will stay away from Houston because of Morey’s presence.

  • Linzen

    He is the #1 Lin Avenger in Houston.

  • donsmacau

    Harden does hate to play D. The challenge to get Harden to play D is more of a “playoffs problem” because Houston wants to win a Championship now with Harden and convincing him will be like climbing mount Everest for MDA. But Harden actually knows how to play D, he just won’t.

  • Lin Dunn

    They have a hire a good center if D12 leaves. I just hope that Lin’s connection with Atkinson is stronger than the one with MDA. I also agree with you, a team that has only 4 starters playing D will not go far, and that is very damaging to team morale.

  • Lin Dunn

    Any vid on JH playing D?

  • HVJoy

    Chris Baldwin describes the Beard so aptly:
    “an uber talent with the work ethic of a mob crony at a no-show job”

  • Linzen

    If (a King-Kong-size if) MDA has the guts to bench Harden if he doesn’t play D, then there may be a glimpse of hope…

  • donsmacau

    Last seasons playoffs he did play some D.

  • Rick James

    lin has a big advantage that he didnt have before. Experience! Lin has experienced 7 seasons in nba now, he has played as an SG, PG, played starter, came off the bench, played in the playoffs against top teams, improved in almost every conceivable way, defense and offense. Turnovers, ballhandling are all improved. Above all, Lin has now gained alot of confidence in himself.

    Lin is more than ready for the starting job and I doubt he will be replaced with some dleaguer as long as the team is not tanking. Lin should take as much money as he can get, this way his future is secured.

  • Linzen

    I think Lin’s connection with MDA is super strong (at least my impression anyway). So, I totally share your concern. I just hope Lin pick any team other than Rockets. Hack I would even pick Hornets before Rockets even though we all know what happened this year…

    Rockets fans “think” Capala is as good as D12. hahahaha…

  • Linzen

    Exactly!
    I would hate to see Lin working his axx off to play both ends of the floor… and then this lazy beard get all the credits.
    Sorry, I know Lin couldn’t care less, but I’d just hate to see that…

  • I am The Jason

    That draft class was not that strong. Only a few stand outs like Giannis, McCollum, Oladipo, and Steve Adams Still can’t believe Bennett went number 1.

  • Linzen

    Yeah. Even though I am from Canada, I can’t understand why he went #1. Again, those experts in Cleveland…

  • Rick James

    lots of videos, i dont know if i can post videos here, but all you have to do is youtube “james harden shaqtin a foo”. Get out the popcorn, its a great comedy, guaranteed to make you laugh!

  • takeme2cruz

    The more options for Lin to decide, the better.

  • Briiick

    Baldwin hopes Lin to join Rox because he is a true Rox fan, unlike a lot of Harden/Morey mouthpieces who pretend to be “team fans”.

  • Steppen03

    There’s NO way for JL7 going back to H-Town! First, Harden Needs the ball most of the time in order to be efficient. I think MDA will use Harden as the attacking guard. Second, JL7 and his team are much smarter than this – Choose a better scenario. Can’t be fooled twice! Harden is different from Melo – as JL7 don’t mind playing with Melo. MDA or not, there’s better option this coming FA. Taking a backseat to ball-handling next season is Not wise.

  • Linzen

    Let’s watch a different Lin highlight. 🙂
    https://youtu.be/RiotAvFX_qc

  • sport

    I would not, MDA for sure will start Lin and try his best to use him properly even if Harden is 1st option. Hornets will put Lin at the end of bench not even 6 man when everyone’s healthy so no!

  • Linzen

    Yeah, but there are no Morey, Clutchfans, Clyde Drexler,… From a selfish POV, I really hope he doesn’t go back to Rockets… I would throw my TV out the window if I hear Clyde trash Lin again. 😡

  • sport

    Right now it really seems like MDA’s team vs Atkinson & Nets and Nets obviously wins depending on whether they’re offer Lin a big contract.

  • sport

    Lin aside who’s excited for tonight’s game? GSW vs OKC! GSW will obviously win but it really depends on how much from the gambling refs.

  • Linzen

    I guess it is Lin’s decision at the end of the day. TBH, we don’t even know if Atkinson would use Lin as nicely as we hope… so, like a lot of fans are saying, there are still a lot of ??????

    Really hope a team & the coach would value our boy! And more important, use him the right way to fulfill his full potential!

  • DrewBear2

    I’m cheering for Steph more than the Warriors. I still have bad memories of the Rick Barry era. I couldn’t stand that guy.

  • Ben Johnson

    Never say never, it’s always tough to beat a good team like OKC three straight times

  • Acbc

    Steve Nash went to Mavs at the same age when they were a lottery team. It took him a couple of years to take them feel into playoffs. Then Cuban let nash walk because he thought nash was too old at thirty. Nash win two MVPs after that and should hve won a title.
    LP

  • sws94

    I think Donovan will challenge OKC’s players to get this game. They beat us in our house, we go there and disappoint their fans. That could be an angle he works. If he does, or some other type of challenge, will it work? We’ll find out in a few hours at game’s end.

  • Acbc

    I think Curry has now learned that he hates losing more than winning. I really think the team took a collective sigh when they proved they deserved to win the fight vlast year by getting the record as well as reaching the conference final. They have finally gotten their fight back.

  • Joe what do you know

    I have more expectation for Thad+Lin. Brook+Lin would be good too but Lopez is just not as athletic as Thad. He’ll be more of a scrapper and less of a direct offensive threat coming off Lin’s pass I think.

  • sport

    I was but after Steph got injured I’m not sure when we’ll see the same Steph back anytime soon. I still root for GSW and Thompson who’ve been playing out of his mind! I do hope the old Steph will be back this game. OKC is lucky Steph isn’t 100% if not this would have only been at most a 5 game series.

  • DrewBear2

    Notice that Harden is never described as a “high character player”.

  • Joe what do you know

    I feel like I can only hope for one certain team to win. They are so evenly matched thus far I feel foolish to jump to a definite conclusion before the buzzer sounds.

  • DrewBear2

    Yes, the victor in sports is never “obvious”. There are too many examples of victorious underdogs.

  • sport

    Wonder if he can play in the NBA one day would be interesting to see him share guard duties with Lin.

  • zxcvb

    As long as Harden is there, Houston is out of the question. No more sharing with ballhogs. This is Lin’s time to shine. Houston’s moronic front office and their toxic, racist fanbase can (and will) burn in basketball h***.

    RocKKKets should only be used as leverage by Lin’s agents. Nothing more.

  • HVJoy

    I am hoping for a happy ending tonight for Curry, Thompson (I became a fan after Game 6) and their team in Oakland, CA.

    KD and RW are great players, but just not as likable, and not as friendly with Lin. :))

  • sport

    KD and RW too cocky and unlikable in general, nothing to do with Lin. RW’s physique and athleticism makes him think he’s better than Curry; not a chance.

  • Jamie

    well hes a better athlete curry has no chance at guarding westbrook

  • Jamie

    GSW will win and it’s in refs’ best interest to help them too

  • Jamie

    if his shots failed him then he has no killer instinct lol and he made crucial TO’s too

  • Jamie

    Adams is a beast!! Hope Lin gets to play with someone like him

  • Briiick

    Last season’s final’s MVP is finally starting tonight.

  • Trish1217

    Indeed!

  • alain gervais

    go okc lol

  • cdblue10

    Whatever team wins on this game definitely deserves the victory

  • alain gervais

    Im just enjoying this series. I think OKC has been the better team. They just play iso too much.

  • sws94

    It boils down to who plays better and maybe OKC builds a sizable lead it carries into the ending minutes of the game. If it is close in the last 3 minutes, GSW has a huge advantage.

  • cdblue10

    Yeah OKC is the better team no doubt but this game is a game of will now.

  • alain gervais

    yup

  • 7Jeremiah17

    Did Klay forget to wear his Yoda sockies tonight?

  • alain gervais

    Westbrook does stuff sometimes that make me go why?? why would you do that??

  • sport

    Klay missed his 1st 7 shots but is allowed to keep shooting and now 1 finally goes in. Wonder when Lin gets to play like that soon.

  • sws94

    Thought OKC may come out with a chip on their shoulders tonight. Question was, if they would execute. So far, they are. Thompson was cold but just made a 3. No huge lead yet. 10 is nothing for GSW to overcome.

  • sport

    Too hero ball focused, always revert back to it and that’s why OKC fails.

  • alain gervais

    agreed

  • sport

    They’re in the washing machine, too sweaty after game 6.

  • sport

    They need to get Thompson going, Curry still not himself. Worried if he’s still like that facing the Cavs.

  • sws94

    He’s going now.

  • sport

    Still not as effective compared to before injury Steph 🙁 Thompson is carrying this team for past 3 games including this one. If the team wins Champ he deserves Finals MVP.

  • alain gervais

    GSw on a run and its all because of westbrook. Taking chances on defense thats unnecessary. Taking shots that are ridiculous. I would understand Durant leaving

  • joy

    This very last game is the one defines who’s the best team in may ways.

  • sport

    KD needs to wake up and leave, even MJ needed a true PG to make his game shine. OKC isocentric ball will never will Championship.

  • adele

    Thanks donsmacau👍😉

  • HVJoy

    They should be dry by now. 🙂

  • Steppen03

    OKC is Not a better team.
    GS expended a lot of energy chasing the Bulls record and think Steph is still not 100%. Where’s Livingston, Barbosa … Iggy still needs to make a mark in this game. GS is still better than OKC, win or lose… C’mon, Warriors!!!

  • alain gervais

    OKC is better at this moment. Idk if Curry is injured or not. At this point it doesn’t matter.

  • adele

    Nothing is guaranteed. I believe Lin is the coach playing in the court that makes his team mates like all star players. I believe his skill set and smartness. As long as his team mates are buying into Lins game, they can overcome obstacles. His high school team is an underdog but they made it. I don underestimate Lin. Harden? I’m not sure if Lin can succeed with an egoistic player and person. Humility, hard work, persistence, endurance, teamwork, not quitting are among the best qualities to a winning attitude. You can’t beat that. You think harden will have those qualities? No f way! Just pure me and ego. Nope!

  • MorlockO

    KD is just super good…

  • HVJoy

    The last time Lin could play like that he was with the Knicks. Hope he would be able to do that with his new team in the Fall.

  • joy

    It’s going to be a very close game. Hopefully there will be no OT.

  • sws94

    GSW’s 3 point shooting really makes them able to cut leads in a hurry.

  • webattorney

    Amazing shooting display going on. Feel like GSW needs to take the lead during 3rd quarter to win this one.

  • alain gervais

    A lot of those shots make no basketball sense. they are bad shot but it goes in. What makes them special. Cant believe they do that every game.

  • webattorney

    I know. OKC has a better team overall, but Curry and Klay are not letting the lead get too wide.

  • alain gervais

    agreed. okc missing easy shots

  • joy

    That’s their home court that’s why.

  • sws94

    Curry looks like himself now.

  • sws94

    Some of them look like unfortunate in and out kind of shots.

  • sws94

    I don’t know, it looks like Westbrook is forcing things now. OKC gets out of sync as a team easier than GSW does.

  • joy

    When he got his engine going, The court is going to be high and it will be tough for OKC.

  • alain gervais

    the whole team

  • sws94

    Durant and RWB need to step up. Or need a rest. Maybe they need to rest.

  • alain gervais

    OKC is just so Jackal and hyde.

  • alain gervais

    Westbrook is such a bad PG. If things are going bad westbrooke makes it worst. If thing are going good he will take a shot to make it bad. He isn’t a pg regardless if they win or lose. looks like a loss right now. TOV every possession.

  • sws94

    GSW is the better team. They run many plays, execute them better, have more cohesive play. Then the 2 3 point shooters kill you. Curry, does it off the dribble but Klay has good one-on-one moves as well. Both have quick releases.

  • alain gervais

    I may have to agree. OKC has a higher ceiling though if they ever figure it out

  • sws94

    They need a better facilitating PG and secondary facilitator. Curry and Green are way better at running offense than Westbrook and Durant.

  • alain gervais

    agreed

  • sws94

    OKC is in big trouble now. This is a crucial part of the game. GSW smells blood now, you can feel it.

  • alain gervais

    OKC is lucky this is happening right now.

  • alain gervais

    and not in the forth

  • sport

    Credit RW thank you very much. 😀

  • alain gervais

    lol he is so frustrating.

  • sport

    Worst part KD doesn’t say anything about it. It’s a wonder if he even sees it.

  • sws94

    Yes, but this team is not showing they can be organized and calm and get themselves to execute a game 7 win on the road. I’m feeling like this has to be considered a huge choke job by them if they don’t get a win. Because they don’t look like they’ll win tonight at this juncture unless they figure something out fast.

  • alain gervais

    durant should leave

  • sport

    Calling it Game Over already!

  • alain gervais

    i didn’t know wetbrooke was this bad

  • cdblue10

    3’s are like lay ups for GSW that’s the difference

  • alain gervais

    Westbrook is worst then harden as a ball hog.

  • alain gervais

    westbrook has less passing ability then harden

  • sws94

    Kerr has emerged as deserving of his COY. He has been put to the test and has responded great.

  • HVJoy

    Every Warrior is contributing! Champion team ball!

  • sws94

    Much less.

  • sws94

    OKC only scored 12 in the 3Q. GSW scored 29.

  • alain gervais

    Im sorry but No coach can fix westbrook. Maybe another PG

  • cdblue10

    I don’t think he changed anything if I credit this series to someone it should be KT

  • sport

    I call him Westbrick lol due to his iso ball hogging.

  • alain gervais

    I feel sorry for durant. IDK how he can play with someone like that. Such an unselfish guy. Spurs would treat him better

  • sport

    You still need an coach who knows what he’s doing. Kerr’s been a PG through 7 game series and Championships with the MJ & Pippen Bulls so he knows who to sub and when to call timeout. In a way Curry and Thompson is a mirror of that duo.

  • HVJoy

    starting with Thompson!

  • alain gervais

    West brick has 17 shots already. Durant 10.. Westbroick -17 Durant -7

  • joy

    Hope Lin finds someone like KT to win a championship together in the near future.

  • sport

    Spurs need a new big 3 and PG, not sure how KD would fit in but I’m sure Pop can make it work.

  • sws94

    How does he miss that last layup.

  • cdblue10

    I think what Durant needs is a PG that can defend and can shoot 3’s with 40% cliff at the arc.He should be a penetrating and a passer as well.KW embodies this kind of quality but lacks of mental toughness and a team concept.

  • alain gervais

    He is by far one of the most frustrating players ever

  • sport

    Lead down to 6, time for Steph to come back in.

  • sws94

    I think you meant “SG”. It says PG (unless you edited it). I agree. I think Kerr’s figured some things out defensively also.

  • cdblue10

    I agree that he knows what he is doing and no questions about that but what I’m saying was he didn’t change anything to change this series.Defensively and offensively he was running the same all throughout.

  • sws94

    I can’t call him a great player. Great athlete, yes. Great player, not really.

  • alain gervais

    Has the potential. Thats the frustrating part

  • cdblue10

    And if my I add GSW was always trailing all throughout this series except this 7th game.

  • joy

    Both WB and KD already play 36 min.

  • sws94

    Curry’s getting that out of this world type of look to him again.

  • sws94

    Curry is the best offensive PG in the league by quite a margin.

  • alain gervais

    This lead is too much for OKC to over come,

  • alain gervais

    This game is too much drama. It will end with a bang I’m guessing lol.

  • sws94

    Klay and Curry’s 3-point shooting is ridiculous.

  • alain gervais

    westbrook goes under the screen Klay three

  • alain gervais

    game over. Westbrook lost the game

  • sws94

    GSW vs. Cavs. OKC coming back from an 11 point deficit with 4 minutes left? Don’t see it.

  • sws94

    Curry looks great tonight.

  • Joe what do you know

    Westbrook pretty much handed the win to GSW… 🤔

  • alain gervais

    Westbrook said Curry cant defend But curry is always where he is suppose to be. Westbrook isn’t. He takes a lot of chances on defense and his team pays for it.

  • sport

    LOL announcers dissing OKC (Westbrook) about laughing at Curry’s defense, “We’ll I’m the 2 time MVP laugh at that.” Wahahahaha!

  • cdblue10

    Nice nice!!!

  • alain gervais

    GSW deserve the win. Thank goodness I’m not a west brook fan

  • Joe what do you know

    Time to chill and have a Nespresso☕️

  • alain gervais

    4 point game. I still don’t buy okc loses. KD is special. Westbrook holds him back

  • sport

    Lead down to 4, not over just yet. GSW better wake up.

  • sport

    Yup KD is MVP, Westbrook is the one holding him back.

  • cdblue10

    Durant is still clawing to catch up.It’s only now 4 pt difference..OKC is still on the game.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • alain gervais

    I love this series

  • HVJoy

    It’s an very entertaining series for sure

  • sws94

    Curry just sealed the deal. Phenomenal player.

  • alain gervais

    And its officially over

  • Briiick

    Game over, team ball wins.

  • sport

    Curry always with the exclamation mark!!

  • alain gervais

    He is. westbrook is a frustrating player

  • cdblue10

    Hahaha…Curry and KT are aliens.

  • DaBoss

    So SATISFYING when CLASSY guys WIN!!! WOOHOO!!!

  • alain gervais

    Durant should leave. westbrook is holding him back

  • cdblue10

    Lin and KD to the Nets

  • alain gervais

    KD is very unselfish but i doubt he leaves for Nets.

  • alain gervais

    SO the series we have been waiting for GSW and the Cavs.

  • cdblue10

    Agree …it’s a pipe dream and just hoping as a fan of those 2

  • alain gervais

    I just think Westbrook is a waste. His bad is overwhelms the good things he does. 10-19 27 points is efficient.

  • sws94

    Congrats GSW.

  • HVJoy

    hahaha!

  • Ben Johnson

    The better team won, the only reason they didn’t win it in 5 was cause Steph was at 80% for games 1-6

  • sws94

    He may go to the Spurs.

  • alain gervais

    If OKC was smart. Trade west brook for a PG and SG and bench players.

  • joy

    GSW breaks more records again!

  • alain gervais

    I don’t think so. OKC is more talented. Just not much of a team

  • HVJoy

    The defending champion goes on to the Finals! Well deserved team win!

  • sws94

    Good interview for Green. Gave respect to OKC team and Adams. Said they battled.

  • Ben Johnson

    eh, when Waiters is your 3rd best perimeter player, your team has some glaring holes

  • alain gervais

    Green does some shady stuff on the court. He is lucky he is on GSW. He would not be liked if he was on the Kings.

  • alain gervais

    Agreed.

  • lleepar
  • Joe what do you know

    Agree. After seeing what he does on the court, I don’t like him…

  • sws94

    I’m impressed with Curry’s calm confidence. And his clutch ability is one of the best I’ve seen in any sport. He’s a top clutch player.

    RB is a strong, athletic player great for some highlights. But he’s nowhere close in terms of knowing how to integrate himself in an offense and make crucial plays like Curry can. Curry’s’ ball handling is better also.

  • Ben Johnson

    So, wait, why is Harrison Barnes gonna get a 20mil/year contract again? Dude has been a non-factor this postseason, and defense’s don’t even pay attention to him

  • alain gervais

    OKc also panicked while GSW was always calm. Its mostly because of curry. He never gets angry. While westbrook seem quick to scream or blame.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • sws94

    I don’t love some of what he does on the court. And sometimes his comments in interviews. But he did a solid job in the on-court interview. I hope he calms down and matures, he’s a very, very good player.

  • cdblue10

    Thompson…Thompson…Thompson for co MVP

  • alain gervais

    Like i said earlier averaging 10 on a great team is more then 20 on a bad team

  • Ben Johnson

    Per NBA.com, the two most clutch PGs during the regular season were Curry…and JLin

  • sport

    Thompson for Finals MVP! He carried the team almost this entire series when Curry was off.

  • joy

    Both teams have advanced to a better team. Can’t wait to see the final!

  • alain gervais

    i cant wait… then free agency. What a year

  • sport

    Yup Green’s a dirty player, he’s just lucky to be on a Championship team.

  • joy

    A team needs a player like that. If he can be more mature and calm and yes, he’ll be a great player.

  • Briiick

    KD to GSW.

  • cdblue10

    Yep

  • sport

    That would be KD going against his friend, he’s not going to do that unless the FO acts on their own. Even then he might not accept the new players and leave.

  • alain gervais
  • HVJoy

    “fast release? One to emulate.” – tiger fan.

  • joy

    Agree. It’s about time for KT for the co MVP. He’s the X factor to win this series.

  • cdblue10

    Played patsy and scared

  • CJSHYY

    I like Skip. I think KD will leave OKC too. Don’t like RW. He’s just like Harden. Selfish player. smh!

  • sport

    Thompson is seriously underrated for the things he does due to being over shadowed by Curry. Thompson deserves MVP no less than Curry.

  • alain gervais

    question how does Lin get a team to beat GSW?????????????????????????????????? Big question on the mind of Every NBA player. Players are defined by championships.

  • CJSHYY

    Cav played well in this year’s playoff games so not really sure who will win now? Going to be fun series for sure.

  • sport

    Lin needs to find a team willing to build around him first. GSW played for years before becoming a Championship team.

  • HVJoy

    He seems to be such a team player that he has been content not to be in the limelight.

  • cdblue10

    I agree since Curry got injured in the playoffs Thompson stepped up and carry GSW up to this stage,Curry is just an icing on the cake.

  • CJSHYY

    I agree. 4 years ago, GSW couldn’t even make it to playoff. But now… final again.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    What an amazing stat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    https://twitter.com/espn/status/737488835223904256

  • joy

    It takes high character and personality to become a great player. I think Curry has both.

  • JLin fan from Australia

    mmmmh Thunders really need to practice their 3s in their offseason 24/7 like some tiger fans demand.
    https://twitter.com/tomhaberstroh/status/737486940535160832

  • 1mtoldman

    okc backcourt (westbrook/roberson/waiters) took 41 shots, missed 30 of them.

  • joy

    He’s the most unselfish, humble and low key player I’ve seen in the league. Lin needs someone like him and play along side.

  • alain gervais

    geez

  • takeme2cruz

    GS will pursue KD and they will get him.

  • sws94

    I doubt it. I think Spurs will pursue him. GSW doesn’t need him.

  • cdblue10

    No ….KD and JLin to the Nets pls

  • alain gervais
  • Ben Johnson

    worst collective backcourt in the playoffs (other than Memphis, duh)

  • sport

    How does KD feel about JLin though? Willing to let Lin lead as PG?

  • takeme2cruz

    GS might win more championships but they are not dynasty until they got Durant.

  • Lin Dunn

    Spurs want KD.

  • cdblue10

    Lin to Spurs with KD

  • Lin Dunn

    I think KD is humble and professional enough to be lead by any PG of his team.

  • cdblue10

    I have no idea sport.,,It’s a slow night so I’m just having fun

  • sport

    GSW are already a dynasty, For star players like KD he wants to “beat” the best not “join” the best.

  • HVJoy

    Lol. You just love to pair Durant with Lin.

  • cdblue10

    Yep that’s the idea

  • sport

    Even after he went after Lin’s wound during series with Rockets? Lin x an efficient scorer like KD would be totally give GSW a run for their money right away but not sure if Nets can make that happen.

  • HVJoy

    Aren’t you having fun! 🙂

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • sws94

    Yes, Lin is very clutch. He just needs more opportunities to close and be so.

  • cdblue10

    I do I do….lol

  • HVJoy

    She is adorable, a “star” in her own right. 🙂

  • Briiick

    Congratulations to GSW, the NBA champion for 2 seasons in a row ! If I need to bet against GSW next season, I will put my money on the team led by Lin. Lin has the track record to beat them when he is empowered as the floor general. Yes, Lin is THAT good.

  • takeme2cruz

    No they are not.

  • sport

    If they 3 peat next year which they will, yes they are.

  • takeme2cruz

    No they are not until they might be as you put it, “if”.

  • sws94

    GSW can only be beat by 3-point shooters. The team that can counter their 3s has the chance. Cavs don’t have the 3-point shooting that GSW has and that may be the difference.

  • sport

    With KD switching teams and Cavs not up to par with overrated stars in Irving and Love, no team can really beat GSW.

  • takeme2cruz

    KD will play a lot of point forward, like LBJ in Cleveland.

  • sport

    Lin can work with PFs just not SGs.

  • takeme2cruz

    Again, “if” “maybe” “your guessing”………for now they are just a very good team, 2 peat first then start the conversation of dynasty.

  • CJSHYY

    20%? That’s really too low…

  • sport

    They are young and have way more time than Lebron’s Cavs his so called “Legacy” is goners.

  • Briiick

    I think that is funny too because KD won’t get the respect of a champion if he does that.

  • sport

    It’s something JLin’s been working on and reason for his new shooting form. Previous shooting form required too much jumping (fatigue), arc was too high, and release was slow.

  • takeme2cruz

    You can say their potential all you want but now they are not yet.

  • takeme2cruz

    Same thing, KD will demand the ball and be decision maker, otherwise he stays in OKC with Westbrook.

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • HVJoy

    Thank you. I vaguely remember Lin said that in a post game (?) interview.

  • CJSHYY
  • Rick Johnson

    Kamenetzky Brothers
    ‏@KamBrothers Kamenetzky Brothers Retweeted jes scott
    I would hope not. Harden’s team is a complete mess, and he’s a big part of the problem. AK
    https://twitter.com/jesscott1/status/737489614097653760
    https://twitter.com/KamBrothers/status/737489997712891904

  • JoeTeam

    yep, local news talk saying they can’t possibly get emotionally ready in 3 days for Lebron. They think the championship series will be good, but GSW are going to have to get their head into it. That’s what you write about, the mindset. I’m pretty sure Steph can get his head into to, but I’m not sure about others.

  • JoeTeam

    3rd quarter and Steph’s final 2 mins clock management did it. Not such thing form guys like Harden or Melo or KW. Steph’s bball brain got 20x bigger tonight in watching him just burn the clock off to end the game.

  • JoeTeam

    KD cried with he got MVP, and he’s really a nice guy. I liked him from that, but I don’t like RW’s play so I want KD to win, but not against GSW 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    If Lin is in the game and got people going, then we’ve always seen him win it.

  • JoeTeam

    he showed his mindset when he laughed at Steph’s D. You do that, and you underestimate your opponent. Then you do things that can’t beat him.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    all i can think of right now is what a fool Russell Westbrook looks like laughing when the reporter asked if KD thinks Curry is underrated as a defender..
    pic.twitter.com/IaDrcFLkRo

  • sws94

    They did it. Not surprised. Curry is phenomenal and Thompson is a Major/major talent. Green went back to playing great basketball, Iggy tough D and knocking down some 3s, whole team played defense.

    If LBJ gets his this time, it’ll take a great effort by most of his team and some luck. I really don’t know how any team is going to deal with Curry and Thompson’s ability to knock down big 3s in games.

    I don’t make predictions but I feel like GSW is in for another championship and LeBron another disappointment.

  • JoeTeam

    HB was killer on D. He’ll get his payday.

  • JoeTeam

    adams head locked Green into the ground and hit his head. Should have been a Flagrant 1.

  • webattorney

    Green knows Adams is a very good player.

  • JoeTeam

    and post season.

  • Ben Johnson

    Cleveland is the best 3pt shooting team this postseason, and was #7 during the regular season before they had a shift in their offensive philosophy…

  • webattorney

    Lin has to have some great teammates for his team to beat GSW in playoff. Besides, Lin lacks deep playoff experience. GSW is going to be even better next year after they get more help in the areas they need.

  • webattorney

    In GSW style, a PG has to be able to knock down 3s. I don’t see Lin’s PG style meshing with GSW’s style of play.

  • webattorney

    If they win 2nd ring, they are a mini dynasty. Lol

  • spiderman

    Westbrook really likes the Urkel look, even in defeat

  • webattorney

    That will take too long, and I seriously doubt any NBA team will build their team around Lin for the same reasons mentioned by Huang. For Lin to win the ring, he will have to join a very good team and make an impact as another starter or an important backup.

  • sws94

    Not a political comment. Ann Coulter is just insensitive and nasty (her Mandarin remark).

  • sws94

    They can make them sometimes. But not as consistently as OKC.

  • joy

    To win a championship take right people, right team, right time. The first thing for Lin is THE coach and to find an unselfish player/shooter like KT. Hopefully it’ll won’t take more than two years.

  • JoeTeam

    I hope so, I like the team ball GSW plays. Amazing sub 2 miss by Anderson V tonight, and Livingston’s dunk … that changed the stadium. You could say that was the end of the game, but it took some clock control by Steph. 2nd unit blew them out 3q, even with gaffs.

  • sws94

    My comment was about Durant. Durant is a good 3 point shooter but GSW doesn’t need him. They could use a tough big man, a shot blocker. That would make them even tougher.

  • sws94

    I thought GSW smelled blood in the 3Q and just rolled right over. Even when OKC went on mini-runs Curry and co. showed no panic. They stayed calm and executed their team ball. They’re quite a team.

  • psalm234

    Pride definitely goes before destruction

    I’m glad they are humbled by that disrespect

  • joy
  • joy

    Little Curry!

  • sws94
  • webattorney

    Ignorant also. Come on, it’s like referring to all blacks as the “Swahilis”. Or to all Jews as “Yiddish”. What an Id*ot.

  • sws94

    Yes. And she kept defending it.

  • webattorney

    That’s the worst part. I can understand someone making a stupid mistake but to try to defend her mistake is really, really idiotic. It’s shocking how stupid she is.

  • CJSHYY

    I think it’s 50/50 now. Cav played well this year & Curry is not 100% yet…. Really can’t wait for Thu to come.
    https://twitter.com/NBAcom/status/737515563992256512

  • JoeTeam

    yep, the leaders on that team and FO all are focused. RW’s laugh on Curry D was an indicator he isn’t seeing the situations in a rational way, so he was unprepared.

  • JoeTeam

    I’ll take it because it’s my home town team and so many friends are jazzed. I loved the 3-1 underdog nature of the OKC series. Good to have that win come true, just to recall how every said GSW were out.

  • CJSHYY
  • JoeTeam

    that high glass lefty at full speed is “no way man!” … curry Mr. Ice.

  • JoeTeam

  • JoeTeam

    Ha ha, Coach Nick shows us why RW should not have laughed at Steph’s D … very telling:

  • JoeTeam

    anyone know who that kid KT is holding? I thought KT was single and just had Rocco?

  • Rick James

    I actually agree with this somewhat. Lin can shut down curry pretty hard. If klay is hot, theres nothing much Lin can do about it. Lin might try to draw a foul on klay to slow him down or mess up klays mood/rythm, but aside from that, not much he can do. Klay has a big height/length advantage on Lin and he can’t guard him well enough. If the team that lin is on has good wing defenders, Lin can still wreak havock on the warriors style of play

  • Rick James

    What I think lin would do in a game where curry/klay gets hot is to just drive into the lane, and flop/draw some fouls on the GSW, just keep his head up, not panic and keep playing his game. 3pt shooting is very streaky, its a big rythm thing, and someone like Lin who is pretty smart will find a way to mess up the other teams rythm before things get out of hand. I see Lin as a true floor general, he has excellent court vision and most times can see plays before they happen.

  • Rick James

    i like him too, makes me laugh alot, but hes someone who would have gotten suspended/fined if he were on any team besides the GSW/Cavs. Whats funny to me is that he already knows this and takes advantage.

  • joy

    No one plays ball like him so far. Has high basketball IQ for sure!!

  • joy

    Didn’t know KT is married and has a kid. He’s only 26.

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

    I wonder why RealGM pushing this tidbit now. Their source is that relatively old FIBA article showing a rather early QOT schedule. That article was published back on May 19.
    http://www.fiba.com/oqt/philippines/2016/news/batum-still-in-with-chance-of-playing-at-oqt-as-france-announce-17-man-preliminary-squad

  • lleepar

    Headline: Lin was almost a Raptor. The following Toronto Sun article is interesting if only because it contains quotes about JLin from Bryan Colangelo, now with Philadelphia. The article was published on April 13, 2012, just a day before Jeremy’s now-legendary Valentine Day’s confrontation with the Toronto team.
    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/13/jeremy-lin-was-almost-a-raptor

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    Lin’s bread and butter is PnR. He needs a center who can roll with him. Rockets doesn’t have this.when D12 opts out.

  • JLin fan from Australia
  • alain gervais

    OKC may go for Lin or conley. Move RW to SG. The issue is they don’t have the money. Meaning it likely won’t happen

  • DX
  • Brent Yen

    “Jeremy Lin, whose Charlotte Hornets did not make the playoffs” <—- WTH is this? LOL

  • Brent Yen

    They do not need Lin at all…like AT ALL

  • webattorney

    Yeah, going to be an entertaining series. Really, there is only one team in the Eastern Conf that can compete with top 3 teams from Western Conf. That’s a shame.

  • Brent Yen

    Better than last yr where there were only one team in the EC that can compete with top 6 teams from WC…lol

  • webattorney

    For sure, no Guard would have been able to make that kind of shot off the glass with his LEFT hand; that’s what I noticed about his game — improving every year. I am pretty sure he will improve another aspect of his game during off season.

  • webattorney

    There is no way KD and WB will wait and move around while Lin has the ball in his hands, probing what to do next. If they do decide to bring Lin on, it’s NOT going to be as a bench player; they will not be able to sell Lin to WB.

  • HVJoy

    It was corrected now:
    “Jeremy Lin, whose Charlotte Hornets made an early NBA playoff exit”

    Someone read your post. Lol

  • alain gervais

    They need a pg. Anyways i just said they will look for a PG. I’m not saying it will happen.

  • Brent Yen

    LOL that was quick….Then I will continue to read…

  • Jedi

    I’m not sure the writer knows what a joke is. Jlin was trying to stop the jokes, not making them.

  • HVJoy
  • HVJoy

    A good find. Thank you for sharing. I love the part Bryan Colangelo was impressed with Lin’s toughness in a pre-draft workout in 2010.

  • webattorney

    As a backup, they might bring Lin in to fill in when WB is not on court.

  • alain gervais

    OKC is close to losing KD. RW is not a PG

  • webattorney

    If KD is out and RW is still on and Lin joins OKC, it will be another Harden and Lin situation. Not sure whether two Guards who cannot shoot great from 3 point line can go far in today’s NBA. Really, the only thing missing from RW’s weaponry is 3 point shooting. Because of 3 points shot, I feel like a Guard in NBA has to be able to shoot 3s and drive well. This is why CP3 cannot close out the games against great teams even though he’s a very good facilitator.

  • Brent Yen

    The way how Russ thinks Curry is not good, just replace Curry with Lin and see what happens…LOL

  • webattorney

    Yeah. RW will be taking 35 shots every game. Lol Even though Lin is a better passer, their games are too similar in how they attack.

  • alain gervais

    if KD leave then its a not way.

  • alain gervais

    the more bidder the more better

  • DrewBear2

    They’ve since changed the headline to the unwieldily “Jeremy Lin makes an Asian joke to explain how good he thinks Steph Curry is”. I guess I’m in the wrong demographic; I have no idea what #cheatcode means. “Stephs release takes as long as it takes for me to blink” has no racial connotations that I can see.

  • Brent Yen

    If I have to explain this, I will say only racist will interpret it as a racist joke because that is how they see things….the same sentences, they focused on ASIAN EYEs 1st

  • Acbc

    The same way Lin’s Lakers beat them? The same way Lin’s rockets crushed them?

  • DrewBear2

    I agree many people are hyper-sensitive about these things. So you’re saying the part about blinking is somehow derogatory to Asians and it has nothing to do with the hashtag?

  • Acbc

    I’m official on the GSW bandwagon. I picked up a GSW tee.

  • Brent Yen

    I think so. Logic: Asians have smaller eyes so they can blink faster…

  • PPP

    Never say never.

    What if KD is gone? OKC may then trade RW (think he has 1 year left?) and start from fresh. They still have Adam, Kantor and Roberson. By adding Lin, they are just a couple of shooters away to be playoff contending again. Plus a couple of few 1st round picks and may be a young player with potential back from the trade, they are better than the Nets.

    Having said that, don’t think Lin will wait until what KD decides to do.
    Just saying never say never.

  • Brent Yen

    Ok…I will never say never! oooooops I just did..

  • PPP

    Uh..lol

  • lleepar

    Doesn’t sound like a place for JLin.
    https://twitter.com/BrandonGowton/status/737644809779838979

  • alain gervais

    Sixers have been and will always be a mess

  • takeme2cruz

    Sound like the last GM, placeholder guys.

  • takeme2cruz

    Only Asian people blink eyes?

  • CJSHYY

    W/O MDA, 76 already not a good place to land. Now w the talk like this….NO. — ” interested in signing “placeholder” guys to short-term deals.”

  • 7Jeremiah17

    https://mobile.twitter.com/JLin7/status/737479379442356224

    Lin was anticipating responses that would joke about Asian eyes having an extra fold of skin? Is Lin starting to shows signs that he’s fed up with all the BS?

  • Linzen

    I am also very glad that Steph got his swag back. The finals will be epic.

  • sws94

    I think they can change, but it’ll take time. I think it’s good that Colangelo is honest about his intentions.

  • sws94

    Remember the horrible excuse of a “joke” that was going on around twitter when Lin bursts onto the scene? It was Lin is playing with his eyes closed. I’ve heard similar things for way too many years and still hear them. So Lin may have wanted to let people know that he didn’t want to hear anything like that.

    Curry’s release is as fast as eye blinks.

  • sws94

    lol!

  • sws94

    NY media. Knicks to pursue Durant. I guess a lot of media in a lot of cities are going to say their team is pursuing Durant.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    All that talk about Durant leaving the Thunder is unrealistic. This is the first year that the Thunder is under coach Donovan. What did they achieve? They beat the Spurs and they have had the defending champion on the rope for 3 times. The flip flop Stephen A Smith no doubt will start trashing WestBrook but this team will come back next season with all their big 3 because this is the best chance for their players to win a championship. I have confident they all will come back next season.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    KD will stay with the Thunder.

  • Arsenium12 .
  • wu kong

    #cheatcode is a reference to video games. You can get special codes to input into games that make your character immediately a higher level or able to do special amazing things in the game that other characters cannot do.

    the eye blinking is a normal phrase used to speak of something be very fast…. ‘gone in the blink of an eye.’ meaning gone very fast. absolutely nothing to do with slender Asian eyes. People thinking that are idiots.

  • wu kong

    my family has been saying all season how Curry is on a special cheatcode… or that he sold his soul to the devil for those skills… a la Robert Johnson. blues player…http://www.vagablogging.net/robert-johnson-sold-his-soul-to-the-devil-in-rosedale-mississippi.html

  • Briiick

    Sounds like they are going to develop young drafted players, which is why MDA left.

  • Phoenix Rising

    It’s never good to call your upcoming team placeholders, IMO!

  • Rick James

    houston rockets, the dream shake has an article on lin possibly coming back. Some of their posters think jeremy lin is interested in becoming a backup PG off the bench LMAO!! If he wanted to be backup PG, why the heck would he do it for the crusty rockets?? He’d be a backup PG for the cavs, clippers, spurs, OKC or raptors…rockets are barely an 8th seeded team and they want lin as backup PG. Lol, some of their posters are hilarious.

    http://www.thedreamshake.com/2016/5/31/11819184/with-mike-dantoni-now-on-board-is-jeremy-lin-slated-for-a-return-to

  • Briiick

    Rox is a toxic team with Harden/Morey and no player likes to go there given a choice.

  • takeme2cruz

    Even worse those idiots would be open for his return if only for a good price.

  • Linzen

    Holly is now a legit DIE HARD Lin fan. :)))
    https://twitter.com/hollyisyourstar/status/737727219175444480

  • JoeTeam

    spoken like a bball fan! Love it, that’s what a lot of this is about. Did you see JLin’s tweets … he’s watching. I wished he was at the GSW game last night – ha ha Bernie Sanders was there for the second half getting his vid highlights too.

  • Linzen

    These idiots think Lin will do anything for MDA. 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  • JoeTeam

    Ok, now you and I can be friends lol! jk, I’ve always respected your ideas, post-consistency. Go Team Ball! Steph is a rock on that team, and for me, JLin is fun because of the underdog thing that helps us all see a way out in times when life knocks us down. It’s the human condition. And what Steph, GSW showed coming back from injury and 3-1 is the underdog we need to relate to. And he’s so nice to kids …

  • JoeTeam

    how about he and RW heading to LA together? Maybe he wants to try another formula for a ring … Luke may have a good story. LOL, I was thinking Luke just wanted to get going on building his team, but I guess my musing was wrong 🙂

  • JoeTeam

    his follow up tweet about don’t get started with the joke was the indicator.

  • JoeTeam

    Steph is a strong Christian. Amazing he’s been with his wife so long. His family is really low key. I am rooting for Seth to make it to be a star too.

  • JoeTeam

    heh heh, all people’s eyelid sag as they get older. My mom had to get hers widened to improve her vision. I am not looking fwd to the day, I’ll look like a face-lifted 40s lady jk.

  • JoeTeam

    you engineer … mass, distance … bounded problem yeah.

  • JoeTeam

    This is why I think JLin will keep improving. Because of plays like this that I think he’s capable of … Also, did you notice Barbosa’s floater? That was the right choice and v important to help the 2nd unit expand the run. Finally, when SLivingston went in for the dunk, Kerr said that was the turning point in the game that got the crowd from groaning at the misses to being fully behind the team. It was definitely in that quarter because the first half was painful to watch, knowing the team was close but could fall to a barrage of OKC. That dunk reminded me of the Linsanity Wiz dunk against Wall. I wanna see JLin go for this decisive moves sometimes, and I can’t wait until next season so he doesn’t have to be glue guy anymore. Shaun is normally the stalwart on the 2nd unit, and yesterday, despite not doing great first half, he decided to make his mark. That’s great bball!

  • wu kong

    I mean the Robert Johnson thing as a joke… we are originally from Mississippi and anyone that is gifted musically, sports, art, cooking you name it will get teased about having sold their soul. It’s a Mississippi ‘thang.

    I like Steph too. and his family is amazing. He and his wife were high school sweethearts right???

  • JoeTeam

    As soon as they guffawed, I knew they weren’t in the series. Just some artificial idea of what the series were, and I was glad as noted here because that meant they would not listen to coaching under pressure. Subtle team play influenced by personal hubris …

  • JoeTeam

    I know you wu kong … you don’t have a negative bone in your soul. I got you, I get you 🙂 Happy week! I hope you’ll be watching the finals … me, I still want to see LeBron not win, no malice. I just don’t like his tone when he’s being interviewed. He’s the King after all … Steph, Jlin, they are to me the youth taking over and I have to support that. They are so humble, professional, focused … Steph has never in my views said anything cocky except to push back on people downing him. JLin, I want him to be more firm on how he sets his limits too. He’s starting to do it, and I guess he can’t be as assertive as Steph yet because JLin really doesn’t have a long term team/FO supporting him.

  • Linzen

    Ain’t gonna happen… but imagine a starting 5 of Curry, Thompson, Durant, Green and Bogut playing team ball… 😱
    https://twitter.com/kc1nyk/status/737733457229565955

  • PETE B
  • DX
  • CJSHYY

    So it’s official now.

  • wandertheglobe

    Thanks for the summary. Saved me from giving them a click.

  • DX

    NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jeremy Lin Max Deal; D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson Welcome Linsanity

    http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/64428/20160531/nba-rumors-los-angeles-lakers-offer-jeremy-lin-max-deal-dangelo-russell-jordan-clarkson-welcome-linsanity.htm

  • Arsenium12 .

    It’s odd to see him in this situation, but there you go …
    __________
    https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/737740841704292353

  • wu kong

    I will watch finals. Hoping for a Warriors win. I think they built a team, stuck with players of Steph and Klay and waited for them to develop into something special… L James’ moves from Cleveland to Miami and back to Cleveland were so egotistical and slimy. His attitude makes me cringe. but he is powerful in the NBA. He is a money making machine and that $$$ brings power.

  • wu kong

    Waaahhhhhh…… tears…… screaming fits of rage and tears…….. waaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaa….

  • Briiick

    Well deserved.

  • takeme2cruz

    Oh please what’s next?

    Rumors, Santa is real and shopping at Costco.

  • takeme2cruz

    I will root for MDA even I have to root for Harden because love will overcome hate.

  • takeme2cruz

    This is a much better read as expert asking question and making prediction. Not making up rumors.

  • Michael

    MDA loves to coach, good for him to get a job. Hope he weathers the sheep storm in Houston.

  • Michael

    Cool.

  • spiderman

    Their sick haterade knows no end.
    They’re like abusive spouses who don’t see any reason why their abused-spouse should not return

  • PETE B

    Mike D’Antoni: ‘Thrilled to have the opportunity’

    By: Mark Berman

    POSTED:MAY 31 2016 04:21PM CDT

    UPDATED:MAY 31 2016 04:21PM CDT

    HOUSTON – Mike D’Antoni arrived at Bush Intercontinental Airport Tuesday for his news conference where he will be officially introduced on Wednesday as the Rockets new head coach.

    “It’s a great opportunity, great city, great organization,” D’Antoni said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
    “Thrilled to have the opportunity, and going to try to make the most of it.”
    D’Antoni said taking over as the Rockets coach means “a lot. To be able to work with guys on the team like James Harden and company, (general manager) Daryl (Morey) does an unbelievable job. His thinking is kind of aligned with the way I think.

    “I’ve known Daryl awhile. His forward thinking, the league’s going that way. I’m happy to hopefully assist in it and be a part of it, and try to get the job done.”

    D’Antoni is looking forward to working for owner Leslie Alexander.

    “He’s been voted, a few times, the best owner in the NBA,” D’Antoni said. “He continues to be that.

    “Just my little dealings I’ve had (with him), terrific, just a great human being.”

    D’Antoni is ready to coach the Rockets’ best player, James Harden.
    https://twitter.com/MarkBermanFox26/status/737757584711548928

  • Spot

    Ok, let’s jump on the Nets’ bandwagon!

  • DX

    It’s 0.0000000001% chance, but never say never.

  • Spot

    I think the same

  • Lin Dunn

    Good luck MDA, best of wishes. I am su.re Lin will continue to text you from Brooklyn

  • Lin Dunn

    If Lin goes there, they will make him back up Russell.

  • Michael

    Just sad, all that talent.

  • spiderman

    …Well he says all the right things to endear himself to a new “team”, But if he actually believes what he says, I question his judgment.

    Or he could be trying the approach of trying to see the best in others, like ~Harden is a great defender and a selfless team player, or ~Morey is as honest as they come, or ~Beverly is elite.

    Despite good intentions, I won’t be surprised if he becomes a scapegoat and is pushed out of the organization

  • Lin Dunn

    Let the KD derby begin, the sooner it begins, he sooner it ends I hope, then other FA and their potential teams can get down to the business of signing.

  • Lin Dunn

    She is a Hornets fan.

  • Lin Dunn

    I don’t rule out some others teams that offer Lin a starters position is not trying to do the same, give him a contract and use him as a placeholder until WB becomes a FA 2017.

  • alain gervais

    Rox a serious threat for Lin.

  • Michael

    WB hasn’t evolved that much, his assists numbers are up but seems like those are only individual stats, you don’t feel the impact on the game. In the end, good guys win.

  • Linzen

    That’s true… but I think she is a Lin fan first. You must be when you have the guy’s name tattooed on your body. 🙂

  • Michael

    Love the idea lol… minus Aldridge.

  • takeme2cruz

    That’s prediction/guessing not the same as lying/making up rumors.

  • Michael

    The minute he tells Harden to pass the ball he will be on Hardens bad side.

  • takeme2cruz

    Unless you buy in the made up rumor.

  • Linzen

    Yeah the whole NBA league would like to sign him. Hope he won’t drag it out like Lebron did a few years back.

  • Linzen

    Maybe he should start with the easy stuff… “Harden, please stop dribbling for 20 seconds before each shot…” 🙂

  • cdblue10

    Hmmmn…very interesting that they’re all in the same page but I heard this before.Lol

  • DX

    That’s why this article be posted on ENTERTAINMENT. 🙂

  • wu kong
  • takeme2cruz

    Purposely to mislead readers is NOT entertainment.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    until Brett Brown loses more games and gets himself fired.

  • Kwok Wai Lai

    no capspace

  • Linzen

    Lin: Having so much fun here coach. Wish you’re here.
    MDA: Me too…. 😭

  • Briiick

    Manager M: Coach’s importance is overrated for a team…that’s why we hire him as a HC. 3 and lay-up are the most efficient shots that is why we only want H to take them, do not want other players, not even Mr. No.2 to dilute his stats.

  • grover chang

    I agree with MDA. Daryl Morey has done an “unbelievable” job. I’m in disbelief of his management skills on a regular basis.

  • CJSHYY
  • Michael

    Hahah awesome.

  • Michael

    So…19seconds…sold!

  • MoominFloren

    Good luck mda…

  • CJSHYY

    Wish him the best.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    max? i thought they liked snakehead more?

  • CJSHYY
  • CJSHYY
  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    now she can enjoy being labeled all kinds of things legit Lin fans often get 🙂

  • Lin Dunn

    I hope the ticket holders will have a good experience.

  • Rick Johnson

    Brown nosing already. This is not going to end well. Stay away JLin, stay far away.

  • Rick Johnson

    infinity88 ‏@linfinity88 4m4 minutes ago
    The line in the book store in Kaohsiung to get @JLin7’s tickets was incredible long!!! https://www.facebook.com/esliteb019/videos/792891150811377/
    https://twitter.com/linfinity88/status/737782112175038464

  • adele

    Yay😊

  • Chipdip

    BEcause of Harden being there, I hope Jeremy no going to join Houston

  • Linzen

    hahahaha good one!

  • real-dsb

    “one of the biggest threats, period”… to team chemistry and playing defense, I wholeheartedly agree.

  • real-dsb

    If Woj tweets that Santa is real and shopping at Costco, I will definitely believe it.

  • rookie75094

    I root for MDA to win while hogden playing like crap.

  • real-dsb

    I was impressed by Durant’s defense, definitely underrated. LOL

  • rookie75094

    Please don’t post the garbage link in here…we certainly don’t want to give them any clicks.

  • real-dsb

    Most likely scenario.

    But if I were in shoes, I would see what other teams would do for me and see their presentations. It’d be interesting info gathering, as well as I’m sure great meals and treatment too. =)

  • real-dsb

    wow, great analysis!

  • real-dsb

    KT is not married nor has a kid. Twitter comments said the kid was his nephew.

  • real-dsb

    Twitter comments said the kid was his nephew.

  • KHuang

    If Lin’s not a Rockets, I wonder if D’Antoni will even last a single season.

  • real-dsb

    I think the Westbrook scoffing will be a meme soon

  • KHuang

    It ain’t gonna happen because Durant doesn’t really know how to fit into a team structure.

  • KHuang

    Dreamshake is the most vile anti Lin site on the web, far worse than Clutchfans.

    They HATE Asians over there.

  • bolero

    maybe 10 games of loosing and MDA is gone..

  • real-dsb

    “OK, I won’t dribble the ball for 20 seconds… I’ll just hold it for 20 seconds before I start dribbling”

  • sws94

    He looks good. In good shape. He’s 65? Looks good.

  • sws94

    Harden passes the ball. When he’s trapped with 2 seconds left on the 24 second clock 🙂

  • KHuang

    The guy has looked the same for the last 20 years!

  • KHuang

    With James Harden’s toxicity and Patrick Beverley’s utter incompetence, I don’t know if MDA is better off coaching or not coaching the Rockets.

  • sws94

    There’s something more vile than Clutchfans? Yikes. No thank you. I’ll stay far away from that place.

  • HVJoy

    I totally agree. Unfortunately for MDA, he will soon realize (if he doesn’t realize yet) that Harden is “an uber talent with the work ethic of a mob crony at a no-show job”. Good luck, Coach D’Antoni.

    I am disappointed that the reunion of Lin and “Linsanity coach” seems to be out of the question now. 🙁

  • HVJoy

    When in Rome, do as Romans do. 🙁

    D’Antoni cannot help playing politics. He must put forth “coach talk” in public. Yes?

  • webattorney

    Who knows? Since you can’t get Harden to play defense, you might as well get a coach to show him how to play offense more effectively.

  • sws94

    True. But still someone has to do double duty playing defense for Harden.

  • Rick Johnson

    Lin, Butler and Noel on the Bulls after they trade Rose for Noel?

    https://twitter.com/Philad76ersview/status/737698456437821440

  • Ben Johnson

    Sounds good to me

  • lleepar

    Looks like the Kings may be looking for a PG soon …
    https://twitter.com/largesteven/status/737782317976944640

  • sport

    Yup D’Antoni took the job knowing he has to toll the company line “Harden’s the best”. D’Antoni isnt’ a defensive coach so that should work well with Harden who just wants to play offense.

  • sport

    Coaching the toxic Rockets? He will need it for sure.

  • sport

    To be fair it’s a big decision especially in prime years. Just look at what happened to Dwight, he might’ve lost his chance at a ring forever choosing the wrong team.

  • sport

    With Curry not 100% it will be a tough finals this year.

  • ViNuyork
  • sport

    Wow I didn’t know KT was only 26 while Curry’s 28 O.o That’s really young.

  • HVJoy

    Does that mean with D’Antoni’s potent offensive plays, Harden will overtake Curry to be the new MVP next season? Lol.

  • psalm234

    Strong Lin support from Holland #oldschool
    https://twitter.com/willemergoist/status/737745876395929600

  • Briiick

    Seasoned PGs are short in supply in the summer.

  • your son’s legendary voltaire

    looks like MDA already knows who the biggest threat to his job security is..

  • zxcvb

    Not a legit source.

  • zxcvb

    Nets are the #1 best landing spot for Lin, but one Plan B would be to accept a short-term “placeholder” contract from the Sixers. If allowed to start as a true PG, even for one season, he can use that audition to earn a huge contract in 1-2 years (cap keeps rising). Not ideal obviously, but a necessary contingency in case he doesn’t get a good offer from the Nets.

    https://twitter.com/BrandonGowton/status/737644809779838979

  • lleepar

    I saw the same reporter’s tweets earlier, and concluded that Colangelo was not in the market for any free-agents who weren’t short term. But libertyballers.com had some verbatim quotes from the interview (one copied below), and it looks like Colangelo is open to a longer contract for the right free agent.

    “The one thing we don’t want to do is race out and sign mid-level free agents — not necessarily mid-level contract free agents — but middle tier free agents that’s gonna put us in a level of mediocrity. If we feel we can get a key piece thats gonna be a part of something for the next five years in terms of the outlook and future outlook for this team, then I think we should move on it.”

  • sws94

    Why not a winning team for Lin? Brooklyn and Sixers aren’t good teams. The all-sports radio station was discussing the Nets recently and most callers said most free agents won’t be interested in the Nets so it’ll take awhile for them to really improve. The Sixers, IMO, aren’t a good team for Lin to go to. Cangelo said they want placeholders. That’s not something I think is good for Lin. If the Kings or the Grizzles or Memphis have openings in starting PG, not with one of those teams that are more likely to benefit from Lin’s presence getting them into and maybe a few rounds into the playoffs?

  • Ben Johnson

    Suns were a garbage team before Nash arrived…think positive my friend

  • Ben Johnson

    Very interesting, if Rondo leaves, highly doubtful that Collison will get inserted as starter after this event…would likely open up another starting PG spot for Jeremy to choose from

  • sws94

    I am thinking positively. I’m thinking that there are strong options for Lin and I find that if the gamble doesn’t work out for Lin, then what? Or what if the Nets announce they are signing Delly or Augistin?

    One of the big considerations for players in their primes is to think who is closest to a potential championship team or going deep into the playoffs. The Nets, really, isn’t one of those teams. If Lin was 23/24 then he could think of a team developing through the years to get better. It may or may not happen. No one can really know.

  • takeme2cruz

    …one of….

  • JoeTeam

    Ah, cool because his NBA.com vid on Rocco’s and his life was pretty cool – just a guy working hard and taking are of his dog.

  • JoeTeam

    attitude. Watching this vid, no wonder why they lost. GSW got beat badly not hustling and caring about every play, and Coach Nick made a good point. If RW just tried, it would have been different. And KD was getting mad and walking too, hanging his head.

  • JoeTeam

    I agree, the chase for money and power is ruining a lot of wha tis good in American society. We value individualism and free choice, and we are hardworking and creative. But, if we apply it to just money and power, it all goes away on that final hospital bed so I agree with you. Jlin, what GSW did to build a trusting system, Steph’s leadership (and KT’s) to give to each other … all that makes and amazing place to be, place to strive. I love it they made very possible goal (except home winning streak). May they win the championship to teach all of us still learning how we can make a difference!

  • JoeTeam

    (yes, IIRC, the high school sweetheart thing is right.) Amazing. Local talk radio last night – The reason Steph is so great is that he works on his game. They noted his floaters, his inside game. He didn’t have the high glass layup when he got to GSW. They mentioned his core strength work to help take care of his weak ankles. Etc. So it’s not just that he was the anointed one, he worked v hard. Same with JLin. One day, God willing, JLin will have his bball family supporting steady growth, and he will also have his place with KT, Steph, CP, etc.

  • JoeTeam

    will ge interesting if MDA can turn around Harden, who seems to hav