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.
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.