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Why is Jeremy Lin so inconsistent?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rockbox, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Panda23

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    Cause he's played like 84 games in the nba..
     
  2. Nook

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    I don't know about that.

    Lin is a very quick player, one of the quickest in the league. Also, he has good size. He isn't John Wall but he is a better athlete than he gets credit for.
     
  3. larry cook

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    lacks confidence, he feels it in spurts....
     
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    trade the turnover machine:mad::mad:
     
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    Probably cozs he play along side a super-2guard, which is also inconsistent to some extend.

    PG plays along side super-2guard rarely has great numbers, look at NASH's stats@lakers.

    PLUS the ANKLE thing.
     
  6. Grigori

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    It's all been quite consistent, actually.

    If he is made to bring the ball past half court and pass it off immediately, then he sucks and the Rockets is mediocre; if somebody greets him with a screen when he crosses half court, then the Rockets rocks.

    When he opens the game missing a couple of shots or have a couple of Asik fumbles, the team makes an adjustment to have him past off immediately after crossing half court, then he gets to suck for the rest of the game. Sometimes they start the game with that adjustment premade, then he sucks for the whole game. Sometimes he rocks for a quarter or a half getting screens and we are up 17, but Morey texts McHale, "Hey, WTF? Harden only took 3 shots!" and Lin sucks for the rest of the game. Sometimes they let him rock for 3 plays, then tell him to suck.

    It's all very consistent if you ask me.
     
  7. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    His job isn't to score, it's to facilitate and break down defenses. It's to get others involved and create shots for them.

    That's why he only had 11 shots last game. That's what McHale wants - to be the guy who runs the offense and take pressure off the two guard.
     
  8. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    I would argue Fisher, Kerr, Armstrong, Kenny Smith, and Eric Snow were very consistent.
     
  9. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Isn't that Tony Parker's job also?
     
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    Because he can't shoot.

    It's the same reason Lebron will never be as good as Jordan. Inconsistent shooting.
     
  11. pho

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    It's a mentality problem. He needs to shoot even if he's missing. But he doesn't do this. When he's missing shots, he loses confidence and becomes passive. That way, he doesn't move toward his higher means, he just superficially makes them lower.
     
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    Is he really averaging that? I don't see it regularly, and if so how many shots does he have to take to get 10? I know it isn't efficient. He shouldn't be chucking up 15+ attempts to just average that or whatever his attempts per may be. He can still get his and just drive or drive and dish instead of using his ridiculously unreliable jump shot, which could make him more of a reliable threat.

    I like the guy and hope he becomes successful, but he needs to highlight his strengths than continue to use the weakest part of his game. I think that would boost his confidence and thus increase his ability to overcome the ruts he can't get out of now. If Mchale doesn't see that well then nothing will come of Lin and he'll fail in this system. I believe in the guy, but he needs to be more controlled and methodical as does the coaching.
     
  13. Grigori

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    He neither facilitates nor break down the defense nor runs the offense when he's made to bring the ball past half court and pass off to Harden/Parsons/Delfino coming off an off-the-ball screen for 2.5 to 3.5 quarters a game on most games. His job for 2.5 to 3.5 quarters a game is neither to faciliate nor to break down the defense nor to run the offense; his job for 2.5 to 3.5 quarters a game is to stand and watch for a pass out.

    He does that job quite consistently...he is...quite consistently mediocre at it. Fisher could totally do that job better at the ripe age of 38.
     
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    You do realize LeBorn is shooting like 60% for a period of time?
     
  15. Panda23

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    It's a combination of alot of thing. He is inexperienced as hell, the coaching staff want him to play off the ball alot more then he's used to, his rise to fame came when he was given full control of the offence. The main issue though is his shooting. It's really not all that complicated. When the defense has to respect his jumper he can get into the lane at will, but it takes some adjustment to playing with a dominant two guard. I've been happy with the development in him since his shaker start. But he's young and played basically a seasons worth of games. Relax.
     
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    your complain is baseless. alot times he was not one who had the ball in hand. what do you ask him to do? he can't attack w/o the ball. only thing he can do is to anchor at the corner or ourtside to chuck up jumps when they are open. if he was open at outside and got the pass from harden, he chosed to attack the rim instead shooting. it means he was taking the risk of TO coz he ran into the pack of wolves and trying to hit a home run. maybe you like it but our coaches don't like.
     
  17. tiger0330

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    You think Lin is inconsistent ask Wittman about John Wall.
     
  18. l4z4rd

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    Lin is averaging 12.6 pts on 10.7 shot attempts, or around 1.18 pts per attempt, which ranks 19th amongst PGs in the league, not great but not bad either. His 10.7 attempts/game ranks 25th.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/p.../sort/scoringEfficiency/position/point-guards
     
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    They were consistent and playing next to a superstar, ball dominant 2 guard after their first 82 starts?
     
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    probably not praying enough
     

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