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@  miketheodio : (30 December 2013 - 04:01 AM) i agree. just saying all the guys need to have more confidence in their shooting. casspi and garcia particularly (sometimes parsons).
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:58 AM) I saw Ibaka disrupt a lot of shots at the rim tonight, and that wouldn't have happened if Ibaka had to worry about Jones launching 3's
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:57 AM) Even just one guy who defenders can cheat off makes it so much easier to double team Dwight or anyone else
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:56 AM) He's the only one I see defenders blatantly cheating off
@  miketheodio : (30 December 2013 - 03:56 AM) it isn't just jones who is avoiding it though.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:54 AM) Then there's the intangible element of floor spacing as well. If he wasn't scared to take that shot then the floor would be more spread, and when the floor is completely spread it's practically impossible to stop our penetration
@  miketheodio : (30 December 2013 - 03:54 AM) they just need their confidence back. just turning down good shots too often.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:52 AM) 33% = 1 PPP
And doesn't doesn't even factor in the chances of an offense rebound. So 33% from 3 is actually very efficient for us.
@  miketheodio : (30 December 2013 - 03:52 AM) i'd like to seem him go back to 2 attempts a game like he was doing earlier.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:45 AM) I really wish Jones would launch 3's though, as long as he can shoot above 33% I'll take it.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:44 AM) Regardless of who the better player will be 3 years from now, I still think Jones is the right decision just based on potential alone.
@  blakecouey : (30 December 2013 - 03:41 AM) obvious just knee jerk reaction but worth mentioning due to lamb's development going well.
@  blakecouey : (30 December 2013 - 03:35 AM) I wonder if we'd be better off had we traded T Jones than Lamb,, and buying a PF.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:32 AM) It's not like we go straight into an iso soon as the ball is up the court. These isos are the follow-ups to failed executions.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:30 AM) I think you mean poor execution
@  miketheodio : (30 December 2013 - 03:30 AM) i think that's due to poor decision making, not the overall offense.
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:26 AM) Don't get me wrong, I think our defense should be a bigger focus, but the fact Houston is one of the league leaders in isolations is a red flag imo
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:25 AM) Or the Mavericks, or Portland
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:24 AM) Remove those 2 elements from our offense and we're not even a better offensive team than Pheonix, which is sad because we have so much more talent than they do
@  2016Champions : (30 December 2013 - 03:23 AM) Like I said, we can't rely on fast breaks and offensive rebounds

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Is Jeremy Lin the 6th Man of the Year?


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#1 2016Champions

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:11 PM

 

Strauss: Omer Asik. Kidding of course, but teammate Jeremy Lin is my choice so far. Lin's morphed into a superefficient "3 and drives" scorer after the Knicks gave up on him. He takes pressure off James Harden to create while putting constant pressure on a defense. I'd pick Isaiah Thomas for this spot, but I see his (now former) reserve position more as a colossal, protracted organizational mistake than IT2's real role. Your best player shouldn't be your "sixth man."

Verrier: Jeremy Lin. He's technically started as much as he hasn't, but Lin seems to have found who he is somewhere in the meaty center between that spectacular first full season and disastrous second one. He's getting others involved less, but by embracing his role as a score-first spark plug and the Moreyball ethos, he's shooting and scoring better than he ever has.

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Wow, and here I was thinking only LOF's noticed! I'm still not quite sure what LOF means (leap of faith?) but I'm pretty sure the people in this forum use it in reference to the believers in Lin's talent--sign me up! As the newest member of the LOF family, let me start by saying I am not blind to the fact Lin is frustratingly bad sometimes with his decision making particularly on the defensive end, but the good significantly outweighs the bad and for anyone interested in hearing more about why (in addition to several other Rockets related topics) here's a snazzy little Rockets talk show video I came across: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3GOI2UitJYI

 

p.s. how do we make youtube videos show again? 


Edited by 2016Champions, 27 December 2013 - 07:15 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:24 PM

LOF means "Lin Only Fan".  I don't think you qualify since you are a Rockets fan. :)

 

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I have thoroughly enjoyed Lin's play this year.  As I have noted elsewhere, I am willing to live with his turnover-itis because I think he still brings more to the table than he takes off of it.  I sometimes rail against Lin Fans because of the drama they bring to what is otherwise a nice contribution from a member of the Houston Rockets.


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    Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:31 PM

    He'll probably start too many games to qualify.  He's already started over half the games that he's played in.  


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    Posted 27 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

    He'll probably start too many games to qualify.  He's already started over half the games that he's played in.  

    Lamar Odom started 35 games the year he won it. 


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      Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:15 PM

      You have to come off the bench more often than you start to qualify.  That's why I mentioned the "over half" business.


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        Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:45 PM

        To be honest, I just think we notice Lin's mistakes more. He stands out. We notice the good more also.


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          Posted 27 December 2013 - 10:31 PM

          Lin is a candidate for the award, provided he meets a minimum threshold of games as a reserve. I think he is about split right now. In November, he helped keep the team afloat when Harden and Parsons had injury issues and Howard was not yet in good form. Now, with Beverley out, he is helping the team again.  Other than Jamal Crawford, I don't think there is another player in the NBA who is not a 'star' that is asked to bail his team out of bad possessions with less than 10 seconds on the shot clock as much as Lin has, and his performance in those situations is elite worthy. 


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            Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:05 AM

            Sorry, any discussion of any player for any reward in December is ludicrous. A torn ACL tomorrow and no one is winning a reward this season. Can we wait until April before pushing anyone for awards? If come April his numbers are similar, then I'm sure he will get mentioned for the award. But lets wait and see what happens.
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