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Assessing Jeremy Lin: Part 2

This post is Part 2 of this series.  You can read Part 1 here, written back on June 25, where I discussed some of Jeremy Lin’s weaknesses.   The following facts have been stipulated: Jeremy Lin will effectuate an $8.37million cap hit next season. Lin shot 34% overall from ’3′ last season. In the month of [...]

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Assessing Jeremy Lin: Part 1

With the Dwight Howard courting period still some time away from commencement, we’ll turn our direction towards the most polarizing topic in Rockets basketball – Jeremy Lin. To begin, a recitation of prior thoughts: My stance all year long was one of opposition to Kevin McHale’s handling of Lin.  I believed that McHale did not [...]

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Motiejunas dazzles, Robinson disappoints in respective debuts

To begin, it is probably unfair to describe Thomas Robinson’s performance last night as ‘disappointing.’  It was his first game wearing red, and after only, I believe, two practices.  There weren’t really expectations.  But if we’re being honest, he didn’t look good. Robinson finished the game with a -18, collecting three fouls in his seven [...]

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Motiejunas shines in second half stint

So I woke up from a nap around midway through the third quarter and turned on the game on my Ipad.  Until my connection went out, sometime midway through the fourth, Donatas Motiejunas played the entire duration.  In that time, he shined. Motiejunas finished the game with 11 points (4-6 from the field) with 6 [...]

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Donatas Motiejunas getting his chance

This video via Clutchfans.  To start, regarding Matt Bullard’s comment, while I’m sure Motiejunas has been practicing, this move isn’t indicative of anything in that regard – he had this kind of stuff already in his repertoire before the Rockets drafted him.  Offensive skill was his strength.  What kept Motiejunas abroad, and has kept him [...]

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