NY Times: Lin Does a Lot by Not Doing Too Much

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  1. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member

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    Was in today's Sunday's NY Times. A few interesting quotes.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/s...is-fitting-in-well-with-the-rockets.html?_r=0

     
  2. RedDynasty

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    This is crucial. I think Lin is positively affecting the game by constantly setting the tempo.
     
  3. Ynnis888

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    I heard from our commentators quite a few times that our offense is more organized when Lin is on the floor.
     
  4. Ynnis888

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    You don't see this in the stats but I think this is the crucial role he plays.
     
  5. Ultramagnus

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    keep it up Jeremy!
     
  6. pnr

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    He creates a lot of transition opportunities with his steals. He also sees the floor very well in transition and knows where and who to pass to on the fastbreak.
     
  7. mike_lu

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    NY Times does the best analysis of Jeremy Lin, out of the NY papers at least.
     
  8. muas2010

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    Depending on how the Knicks finish up the season....a lot of folks could be hammering Grunwald for not matching Lin's offer. When SAS is hinting that route you know it's not good....I think age is getting up to the Knicks, not to mention a much tougher stretch of the season. I know not too many people expect much of this team this year, but I still feel they need to make it to the playoffs to make a nice statement to the previous teams....Thunders for Harden, Bulls for Asik, and Knicks for Lin.
     
  9. TC777JLIN168

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    Thanks for the read, master Sweet Lou. That's why I honestly think Lin has had the toughest balancing job on this team. Credit him for the willingness to sacrifice his own game in order to fit into the team's scheme. At the same time, I am still not sure if the situation is truly good for him and for this team in terms of their respective long term growth potentials. Just look at John Wall and Kyrie at their tremendous growth being the man on their teams. There is no reason why Lin can not be the same if only given the chance. This Rockets team now is Harden's team. Lin needs to find his own team.
     
  10. Go_Korea

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    Lin is not as talented as either Wall or Irving. Get a grip.
     
  11. muas2010

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    How so? Just becasue they played for big name schools and drafted high? You slip Lin into either of those two's spots and I'm betting that their team's record would be the same or even better....that's the real getting a grip on things.:grin:
     
  12. Sports2012

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    The hard part for Lin is regularly yielding control and keeping his own stats up at the same time.
     
  13. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    offense gets stagnant when Lin is the primary ball handler
     
  14. Sports2012

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    Totally agreed.
     
  15. Sports2012

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    Try doing it without him for several games.
     
  16. TC777JLIN168

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    I'd say Lin is at least as talented if not more talented as a floor general than both John Wall and Kyrie; and I am a fan of them all having been watching/following all of them since before college.
     
  17. Kam

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    Can Lin stop getting in the air and passing.
     
  18. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    I think Lin's weakness is his offensive capability. He's not exactly the strongest finisher and he's not the strongest jump-shooter particularly off the dribble. But he's decent all around and can penetrate.

    He does have amazing court vision and that's really his strength. But he needs to improve in the other areas to really be a top-flight point guard.

    He's doing a good job, and growing, and I've been happy with his progress so far. But I wouldn't try to make comps to Kyrie at this point in time. Very different types of players. Kyrie and Wall have far higher upside than Lin. But Lin is more likely to last I think due to the strong foundation he is building.
     
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    His FT shooting could improve as well. Like other parts of his game he's a good FT shooter but not great.
     
  20. redearth

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    Uh, no.

    I'm beginning to wonder if he's simply not capable of resisting the occasional urge to purge the ball instead of just aggressively going to the basket. It's like he overthinks it.
     

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