After Lin's infamous air ball in the game vs. Miami, many has come out to criticize him, and many has defended him. Put aside the LOH vs. LOF, do you see Lin capable of developing into a decent spot up shooter? He is more and more used as a spot up shooter. I understand many think coaching stuff is used him "wrong", but is it possible the coaching stuff is trying to develop his other areas, so he can operate without the ball? This way they can fit him better with Harden. If Lin continues on relying ball in hand to be effective, that will create a conflict with Harden eventually and neither will be utilized efficiently. What I see is coaching stuff is trying to fit Lin in with Harden, searching for ways to have him effective without the ball. It is still very early in the season, so what we should do is to be patient and pay attention to his progress as the season continues, not to make conclusions base of a few games. Lin is adjusting to his new role, and coaching stuff is testing him out that way. Let them figure it out.