Muthu grew up in Houston, and when we were introduced in the convention center's hallway before his presentation, which he called "From 5 to 13: Redefining the Positions in Basketball," he told me he was hoping to meet Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, the conference co-chair. Morey is such a rock star around MIT that Bill Simmons once nicknamed him Dork Elvis. He was one of the first basketball executives to bring to an NBA front office the sort of quantitative analysis that revolutionized baseball in the last decade, and because of his organizing role with the conference, he also has emerged as the public face of basketball geeks.
How can Jeremy Lin produce like he did during Linsanity if he's not being used the same way that he was being used during Linsanity?
For those who claim that Jeremy Lin is not a superstar: in the games where Lin was the primary option on his team, he has averaged 24 points and 9 assists per game, and his teams have gone 10-4.