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On Jeremy Lin last night - what am I missing here?


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#41 thenit

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    Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:14 PM

    Guys, I'm a fan of both rockets PGs and they have different skill set, but I'm in the camp of that Lin doesn't have Mchale's trust. Mchale just don't trust him and don't like him as a player, its pretty evident.

     

    Before the last 3 games where Lin has played poorly, his stats were quite good.

     

    His FG was 55 out of 100 shots in March prior to the 3 game slump. thats 55% on the field.

    He 3point shooting was 14 for 32 which is 43.75% which is also incredible. How many point guards

    have been playing this good in a stretch of 9 games and avg 16.88 ppg, 5.44 assists per game in 30minutes per game.

     

    In Feb :

     

    14.5 ppg, 6.6 ass pg, in about 32 minutes per game. Shooting 43.8% fg and 42.4% on 3s.

     

    So before this 3 game slump he shows that he has been playing a lot better than he did a few months ago, and this notion that he can't shoot 3s are almost a miconception. His 3p % has increased each month since the start of the season which shows that he has been working on his catch and shoot.

     

    As soon as he struggled against Cleveland he get yanked from the game. Considering how well he has played lately in almost a 6-7 week stretch, you figure he shoudl get a slightly longer leash. Especially coming from a 3 game streak of 20+ points. And he wasn't even playing terrible against Cleveland he wasn't great either. Granted Bev played really well, but how often do you just bench your starting pg after a long stretch of good games and you have an off night. This would kill any young players confidence.

     

    Look at the numbers and don't just tell me Bev has energy etc, I love Bev and he has earn more minutes, but you have to give Lin credit for what he has done to improve his play and shooting. The numbers proves it, and you shouldn't sit your PG the second he has a bad turnover or a bad shot. I just don't like the way Mchale has been treating Lin, but there is so many situations where Lin is the first player to get subbed in game where the team has a slow start in a game no matter what.


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    #42 pharmag

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      Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:32 PM

      I agree with Freebird. Also, I like that trio as the guard rotation for the foreseeable future. You have an all-star offensive playmaker in Harden, a guy who shows promise of being an excellent on-ball defender and overall defender with a nice spot-up game in Bev, and a nice balance of the two players in Lin. This provided they all continue to grow as expected. The result is you can play match-ups and situational basketball.

      For example, playing the Thunder and its close at the end of game, but you cannot get a stop. Bev with Harden (or even possibly Lin) increases defense and you still have an offensive playmaker. On the other hand, playing a Memphis or other strong defensive team and defensive is playing moderately well but having trouble with offense. Harden + Lin gives you two guys who can do something with the ball in their hands and Lin still plays pretty good defense.

      Depending on what is done in the offseason and how much players grow, I could even see Lin moved to a Ginobli/Harden type role (first guy off the bench, plays 30+ minutes a game). This would be especially awesome if we managed to land a healthy Howard and can keep the essential pieces. This could give you line-ups of:

      PG Bev/Lin
      SG Harden/Lin/Anderson
      SF Parsons/Delfino (or preferably a defensive-minded wing or maybe even Jones)
      PF D-Mo/Robinson/Jones
      C Howard/Asik

      That is a deep team with the ability to trot out extremely good defensive/rebounding line-ups (Bev, Lin, Parsons, Robinson or Asik, Howard) or offensive line-ups (Lin, Harden, Parsons, Jones, D-Mo) and the would really be no intermediate line-up (on paper) that would have a true deficit.

      All said, the Bev/Lin scenario has some excellent potential, but seeing as both members are new to the team and technically to significant minutes in the NBA, then we must have patience.
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      #43 Mason Khamvilay

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      Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

      I don't think we have to worry about Lin's confidence, he has balls of steel. A problem I've noticed with Lin is that he's too much of a nice guy, he comes out the gate real slow and doesn't really fight out there until he gets bumped around a few times and we're down 20. Beverley seems to have a better understanding that we're not going out there to make friends, he gets right up in people's faces like you stole something from him and I love it. Clearly McHale (who was a very mean player himself in his day) loves it too.


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      #44 Richards

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        Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

        Most of us agree that comparing Lin and Bev is pointless. They have their strength and weakness. The key is how to maximize their play. Again, most of us are calling for either Harden or Lin present of floor at any give min. 

         

        Baffling me most was why coach didn't do that. But it was done it before. Not sure it was McHale or Sampson (while McHale was out). The rotation was they pulled Lin around 8 min mark and put TD in with Harden until end of 1st qtr (Bev wans't here at that time). And Lin and TD start together 2nd qrt and replaced TD with Harden around 5 min mark. I remember that rotation was pretty good and a lot more productive.

         

        Now coach is more interested in reacting to other teams than let other teams react to us. 


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