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[2018-2019] Jeremy Lin as an Atlanta Hawk

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by swyyyguy, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. yoeddy

    yoeddy Contributing Member

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    So starting 12 playoff games out of 41 and getting past the first round once is a good enough track record to pull the trigger on $19M/yr for 2 years?

    And what would you trade to get him?
     
  2. tinman

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    you can go play Espn trade calculator, I won't.

    he's healthy and he's helped a crap team like the hawks advance.

    I know what you want me to say, so I'll say it. He's a MUCH BETTER OPTION THAN Jeremy Lin.
     
  3. yoeddy

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    Agreed that he's a much better option for the Rockets than Lin. With Chris Paul and Harden on the team, you really don't need another guard to do anything other than give those players a breather...Austin Rivers and/or MCW are plenty good for that. At SF, the Rockets could definitely use another quality player and Bazemore could certainly help given who is on the roster now.

    Not sure why you bring up Lin as an option for the Rockets, tho...I certainly would love for Lin to play for D'Antoni again, but the Rockets as currently constructed are obviously not the right place. For me, I could see Lin going to Orlando...
     
  4. tinman

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    in what scenario would that happen
     
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    I haven't examined Orlando's roster and contracts enough to know what players they could offer in exchange, but they are not very good at PG (currently relying on journeyman DJ Augustin to start)...and not very good at G in general. Steve Clifford (Orlando's head coach) likes Lin very much from their time in Charlotte together, so I could see Clifford wanting to make a move even just to add depth to Orlando's guard rotation.
     
  6. yoeddy

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    Thinking about this a little more. Orland right now is probably going to win something like 35 games and miss the playoffs this season (similar to where Charlotte was the year before Lin joined). Adding Lin this season probably doesn't move the needle much...at best he helps them get to the 8-seed. Based on their roster now, Orlando already has a lot of expiring contracts and probably not willing to trade draft picks. Also, Atlanta would probably need a PG back in order for a trade to make sense (otherwise they have no backup for Trae). So for Lin to end up in Orlando, either there is some kind of multi-team deal that moves Lin to Orlando, or Orlando gambles on Lin's free agency at the end of the year and gives Lin a 2-3 year deal offer and hope that Lin gives preference to Steve Clifford being the coach.
     
  7. Roxnostalgia

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    8th among East Guards for All-Star voting.

    If the voters pick it up, Jeremy could start a game this year.
     
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  8. yoeddy

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    Wow, that's craziness!
     
  9. tinman

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    anyone who votes for lin as an allstar is definitely crazy
     
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    How much does fan voting count for All-Star ?
     
  11. yoeddy

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    Lin starting at SG tonight for the Hawks against Toronto...
     
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    First start in like years. Doig well so far. 20/4/9 8/10 FG and 1 quarter left. He's always done well against Toronto for some reason. Maybe its all the Asians cheering for him lol.
     
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    He played well
     
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    Ended up with 34 minutes...almost double his average minutes for the game. The Hawks hung with the Raptors right up to the end...was a fun game to watch.
     
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    The whole team played well. Was fun to watch.
     
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    haven't kept up with the goat, does he still have dream shattering hair?
     
  17. yoeddy

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    The whole team played well. Was fun to watch.
    Nothing too crazy:
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    his offense is still solid, but mannnn players just blow right by him on defense then he trails them into the lane. Some defense shuffle drills would help him, but know he has had injuries.
     
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    Agree that he seems to have lost some quickness on defense since the injury. That said, he's doing a better job defending bigger players this year and his defensive rotations are still solid.
     
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