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What Jeremy Lin should learn from Kenny Smith

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    an essential lesson from a PG who was considered an underdog during the playoffs against big name all stars

    "Never underestimate the heart of a champion"



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    Vs Penny Hardaway Game 1 NBA Finals 1995

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    Basi
    Starters MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
    Hakeem Olajuwon 48:00 13 26 .500 0 0 5 7 .714 1 5 6 7 2 4 3 5 31
    Clyde Drexler 48:00 7 19 .368 1 6 .167 8 8 1.000 4 7 11 7 1 1 1 3 23
    Robert Horry 47:00 7 18 .389 4 10 .400 1 2 .500 0 8 8 3 3 5 0 4 19
    Kenny Smith 42:00 8 13 .615 7 11 .636 0 0 0 3 3 9 0 0 1 3 23
    Mario Elie 39:00 7 11 .636 1 2 .500 3 4 .750 2 3 5 4 3 0 4 2 18
    Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
    Charles Jones 15:00 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Chucky Brown 14:00 1 5 .200 0 1 .000 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Sam Cassell 11:00 1 3 .333 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 4
    Pete Chilcutt 1:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Team Totals 265 44 96 .458 14 32 .438 18 23 .783 9 32 41 31 9 10 11 21 120
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    Vs John Stockton Game 1 WCF 1994

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    Basi
    Starters MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
    Hakeem Olajuwon 44:00 12 20 .600 0 0 7 9 .778 1 5 6 2 4 4 4 3 31
    Kenny Smith 41:00 9 14 .643 6 9 .667 3 5 .600 1 1 2 5 3 0 0 0 27
    Vernon Maxwell 37:00 4 15 .267 3 9 .333 0 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 1 2 11
    Otis Thorpe 37:00 3 7 .429 0 0 0 2 .000 3 5 8 0 1 0 1 4 6
    Robert Horry 28:00 3 9 .333 0 2 .000 0 0 5 6 11 2 1 0 0 1 6
    Reserves MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
    Mario Elie 23:00 4 9 .444 1 3 .333 1 1 1.000 1 3 4 0 0 1 3 2 10
    Sam Cassell 18:00 4 6 .667 0 1 .000 1 1 1.000 0 1 1 7 1 0 4 0 9
    Earl Cureton 12:00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Team Totals 240 39 80 .488 10 24 .417 12 18 .667 11 24 35 22 11 5 13 13 100
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  2. Patience

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    Not to hate on Kenny, but he was incredibly streaky as well. He also got manhandled by Derek Harper in the Knicks series. Still, his shooting in game 1 of the Orlando series was pretty incredible.
     
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    Put Hakeem on the RGV and he would dominate the current rockets.
    Thats all
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    Lin's shooting has been fine lately. I have no complaints.

    If anything he just needs to work on his consistency and not disappearing at times. He'll get there though...dude is young.
     
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    Headed in to the Finals,
    Rockets fans were like like oh crap, Kenny vs Penny Hardaway!

    History lesson, before Hardaway turned into Hurtalways, he was considered the next Magic Johnson.

    But then Kenny knew something that Hardaway didn't, he knew that he was part of Clutch City. It's in the hearts of the Rockets and the hearts of Rockets fans.

    Then Kenny realized that nothing can stop Clutch City. especially in 95, they've got the Clutchest players in the world.
     
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    If only we had a legit low post option. Main thing we are missing on this team
     
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    sorry cousins' pic turned out a lot bigger than i expected.
     
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    wait, so should jeremy lin chuck up more threes?
     
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    i guess i'd rather see jeremy lin jack more threes than harden's ISO HERO BALL.
     
  11. tinman

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    Thanks for keep the post count up on my threads

    Look at Kenny's assists to turnovers and shooting percentage
     
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    only if Lin could or allow to play more than 40 minutes a game.
     
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    do you not get why I bring up Kenny Smith?
     
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    "Don't ever..."

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    thanks.

    For the Kenny Smith reference for the newbs

    Kenny had a similar scenario.

    Rudy T liked to play Scott Brooks and then later Sam Cassell more minutes in the 4th
     
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    Cassell is a better comparison to Lin. Smith was an experienced veteran. Cassell was a young player who was fearless on the big stage.
     
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    McHale aint got nothing on Rudy T in terms of coaching.
     
  18. Bublanski

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    big difference is kenny was shooting wide open 3s because dream was in the post which drew defenders away from him unlike Harden who works at the top of the key and drains the entire shot clock while not drawing a double and if nothing happens passes the ball to Lin with 5 seconds or less and puts him in horrible offensive situation.

    crap thread.
     
  19. tinman

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    Kenny Smith did more than just jack up 3 pointers. That so happens to be his most famous moment because it was the NBA Finals.

    Newb you know nothing about Kenny Smith.

    You don't know about Kenny and Otis on the pick and roll.

    You don't know about leadership and confidence of his teammates.

    You don't know that Kenny was in the slam dunk and 3 point shooting contest.


    you want to go at me about Kenny?

    Bring it newb.
     
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    im new to clutch fans but not new to the rockets or city of houston. Ive lived here my entire life.

    yes kenny smith's main production is shooting wide open 3s because of hakeem. Its a COMPETENT OFFENSIVE SYSTEM THAT WORKS unlike mcfail and his iso ball.
     

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