I understand and obviously have watched the games. I'm cringing with the rest of you when Lin shoots, yet I still get frustrated when he is open and passes on a shot to drive into 2 defenders. I get all that, BUT Lin has had all of 35ish games as an NBA pro. He has big potential, but obviously it is still only that. So why all the hate? I'm guessing it is 1 of 4 things: 1) Too high expectations. Linsanity made you believe Lin could do that every game, in any situation, with any coach, etc. 2) Contract is too pricey (aka he got too much money for his potential. 3) We got rid of 2 solid PGs, and are now left with Lin and Toney Douglas 4) Too many LOFs, they annoy you. I guess I'll add "Other" into the poll too, in case I forgot something. While I'm at it time to refute all these positions and just tell everyone to chill. 1) Expectations: Come on now. This is like saying since the Rockets won 22 in a row, they were the best team in the league that season (maybe in the past decade) even without Yao. It's a small sample size. It is the same reason you don't draft a player just because they led their team to an NCAA national championship, but was absolutely horrible the rest of their collegiate career. 2) Contract: I believe Morey spent a near max/max contract between Lin/Asik in hopes at least 1 would be a great 2nd or 3rd fiddle, and have an easy out in 3 years on the other one. I'm guessing it was a calculated risk based on those numbers that man is crunching. 3) If I had a reason to be upset, this would be the one. That said, I believe Lowry's body is going to breakdown sooner rather than later. He just gets beat up so much every game, every play it is hard to see it not. Also he got us Harden, so can't really complain. Dragic is in the same "potential" category as Lin is in, but he is older, paid more, and the situation (the whole DH thing) was in the way of resigning him. You always risk role players for even a shot at a superstar imo. 4) LOF - Ok they get pretty annoying, but whatever all the attention Lin brings to the Rockets media wise, evens it out. 5) Other - I have no refute for this one. Too strong of an argument.